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  1. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    450 terrorists ready to enter India: Army

    "As per intelligence reports, there are about 42 training camps across the LoC. 450 odd terrorists are lodged in camps and launching pads, and staged for infiltration," General Officer Commanding (GOC), 25 Infantry Division, Maj Gen Om Prakash told reporters.

    However, he said India is well-prepared to face them.

    "We are aware of their designs. We are prepared for it. I assure you that we will foil their designs and all attempts," said the officer.

    Prakash was here to attend the Amam Jyoti rally.

    Rise in infiltration has been a continuous concern for India.

    Indian Defence Minister AK Antony also had earlier said infiltration has gone up in Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Indian Army to Increase Troops along with China Border.

    India will deploy thousands of additional troops and build airstrips along its remote northeastern border with China, in a sign of persisting wariness between the two countries despite growing business ties.

    India and China fought a brief war over their 3,500-kilometre Himalayan border in 1962, and both sides claim the other is occupying big but largely uninhabited chunks of their territory.

    Although India and China have signed a treaty to maintain “peace and tranquility” along the disputed frontier and agreed to find a political solution to the row, talks have made little progress.

    Last year, the army said Chinese soldiers had crossed the border in Arunachal Pradesh state illegally and entered their territory, urging the government to deploy more troops.

    Deployment: “Two army divisions comprising 25,000 to 30,000 soldiers each will be deployed along the border in Arunachal,” said JJ Singh, the governor of the remote state.

    “It (deployment) was part of the planned augmentation of our capabilities to defend the country ... The increase in force strength is to meet the future national security challenge,” Singh said in Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

    Other than troops, India will add more firepower in the disputed zone with light 155mm guns, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to strengthen its defences, officials said. They will also build airstrips close to the border.

    The state shares a more than 1,000 km long disputed border with China.

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    Indian artillery guns again in peril

    New Delhi, April 28
    India’s artillery gun purchase has been hit yet again. Global defence equipment maker BAE Systems today pulled out of the Defence Ministry’s tender for purchase of 400 towed artillery guns for the Army.

    These guns are supposed to be the replacement for the highly acclaimed and successful Bofors guns.

    BAE spokesperson Guy Douglas said the decision was taken after the company realised that the technical and performance relaxations had been given in the tender that allow less capable weapon systems to enter the competition.

    The Ministry of Defence has been informed about the move that Douglas said tonight. The 155mm 52 calibre towed howitzers intended to be offered by the BAE Systems is an upgraded version of the Bofors guns inducted into the Army in the late 80s and did a much appreciated job during the 1999 Kargil war.

    The last date of submission of bids was today. After the Bofors gun scandal broke out, this is the fifth time the Army’s plan to induct artillery guns has run into rough weather.

    The last tender was cancelled after Singapore Technologies, one of the two participating companies in the deal, was blacklisted following corruption allegations in the Ordnance Factory scam.

    Under its Rs 20,000 crore artillery modernisation plan, the Army is looking to induct several types of howitzers, including towed, self-propelled and mounted ones.
    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation
     
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    Army chief witnesses exercise in Ladakh

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Wednesday visited Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to witness an ongoing military exercise along the China border.

    Gen. Singh, along with wife Bharti, was at the headquarters of the Leh-based 14 Corps and was accompanied by Northern Army commander Lt. Gen. K.T. Parnaik, army officers said here.

    The army chief was also briefed on the operational preparedness of the formation and its 50,000 troops by 14 Corps General Officer Commanding Lt. Gen. Ravi Dastane.

    "The army chief attended the yearly routine exercise and was briefed on the operational aspects of the corps. He interacted with the officers and troops at the headquarters, during which he emphasised on the requirement of extensive combat training, while braving the hardship of weather and terrain," the officers said.

    China occupies 38,000 sq km of Aksai Chin in the 1962 war with India, while Pakistan ceded another 5,180 sq km of northern Kashmir to Beijing under a 1963 pact.

    India maintains that Aksai Chin in Ladakh and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are part of its territory in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Bharti singh, in a separate function, felicitated 30 widows of army personnel from the Ladakh region.

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    Army-IAF joint exercise to start today


    A six-day joint exercise of the Army and the IAF will begin Monday in the deserts of Bikaner and Suratgarh near Pakistan border.

    ‘Vihayee Bhav’, the exercise, will involve tank-to-tank wars, helicopter operations and others, Army officials said.

    According to the Army, it has conducted 10 major exercise near the Pakistan border in the past six years and this exercise will boost synergy between the Indian defence forces.

    “Battlefield tactics for warfare are being practised in the exercise which also aims at fine-tuning the concept of Cold Start doctrine,” an official said. Cold Start was a military doctrine developed by the armed forces in 2004 and involves joint operations between the three main services Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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    Indian Army trains to hit the enemy hard, fast

    Suratgarh: Just one hour from the Pakistan border, the Indian Army unleashed its meanest weapons, to test its readiness for battle. The week long exercise is called Vijayee Bhava.
    Four-hundred tanks, 300 aircraft, 45,000 men are practicing in the war games, 40 kilometers from the Pakistan border. Every year since the Kargil War, the Indian Army has trained to strike the enemy hard and lightning fast if ever challenged again.
    "Every army fights to win. There is no prize for second place. I believe there is scope for a conventional war without escalating beyond the nuclear threshold," says Western Army Command Chief Lieutenant General SR Ghosh.
    Brains over brawn is the new mantra, as the Indian army is now using unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite feeds and televised updates from the battle field to plan operations.
    "There is one thing about fighting in the dark. Its another thing entirely to know where you are and where your other units are and to combine your forces for maximum lethality," says Ghosh.
    These exercises are essentially training to invade and subdue enemy territory within three to four days. While the Indian Army is confident of doing that, the truth is that in areas like night time operations, air defence and tracked artillery guns, India still has a long way to go.
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    Exercise pine prahar begins

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    Indian Army’s Vajra Corps has begun a 4 day exercise dubbed “Pine Prahar.” Vajra corps is responsible for defending Punjab and are nicknamed as “Defenders of Punjab.” The exercise is designed to test swift mobilisation of units and formations, and offensive manoeuvres. Lt Gen Munish Sibal, General Officer Commanding of Vajra Corps said “Vajra Corps is fully ready to safeguard the border of the state at any given time.” “Over 12,000 troops are taking part in the exercise,” he added.

    There are elements of force multipliers like Indian Air Force, battlefield transparency and enhanced mobility demonstrators in sync with the requirements of the future battlefield.

    At the end of the exercise, a Battle group with an all arms composition will practice offensive manoeuvres across different obstacle systems. This manoeuvre will validate the mission accomplishment capabilities of the battle group, incorporating enhanced integration of combat troops with tailor made organizations for C4 ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Recce), jointmanship and network centric operations.

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    India developing indigenous artillery guns

    With the army failing in its attempts to induct new artillery guns in the last 25 years, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing an indigenous 155mm 52 calibre howitzer for the armed forces.

    Armament Research and Development Establishment, the DRDO's lab in Pune, has already started working on developing indigenous artillery guns for the armed forces, senior DRDO officials said.

    Other DRDO laboratories will also be involved in the programme but ARDE will be the lead agency for it, they said.

    The officials said the research agency had started working on the development of the Bhim self-propelled howitzer about a decade back but the project was virtually scrapped after South African firm Denel was blacklisted by the ministry.

    Despite several attempts, cancellation of tenders due to various reasons has not allowed the army to induct any new artillery gun in the last 25 years after the controversy surrounding the Bofors guns snow-balled into a big political issue since the late 80s.

    Even the recently issued global tender for procuring 400 guns has run into rough weather, with one of the main contenders Bofors deciding to pull out of the deal.

    As part of its over Rs 20,000-crore artillery modernisation plan, the Army is looking at inducting several types of howitzers through inter-governmental pacts and global tenders.

    The army presently uses a mix of 105mm field guns and 130mm and 155mm howitzers.

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    Any news about light tank's tender please .
     
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    Indian Army to open new academy in Bihar

    Indian Army to open new academy in Bihar


    Friday, June 17, 2011


    New Delhi: Grappling with a shortage of over 12,500 Army officers, India is all set to open a swanky new military training academy at Gaya in Bihar in a month to augment the number of troop commanders.

    The first batch of 200 cadets will begin training soon at the Gaya Officers Training Academy (OTA), where they will be moulded into fine young officers.

    With training infrastructure development complete and staff requirements met, the government has sanctioned the inauguration of the Gaya OTA on the lines of the existing Chennai-based OTA for short-service officers, senior defence ministry officials said.



    "The government has given its nod to open the new OTA at Gaya and it will happen within a month's time. The first batch of 200 cadets too will join the Gaya OTA soon," officials said.

    The 1.13-million-strong Indian Army has a sanctioned officer strength of 47,864. But the shortage of 12,510 officers in its current strength is crippling, particularly in the ranks of captain, major and lieutenant colonels who lead troops.

    As a result, the Army's fighting battalions such as infantry and artillery have to make do with just a third of their sanctioned strength of 28 officers.

    It is to bridge this gap that the Army had in 2008 made the proposal to start a second OTA to supplement the Army intake of Short Service Commissioned (SSC) officers from the existing Chennai-based OTA and Permanent Commissioned (PC) officers from the Dehradun-based Indian Military Academy (IMA).

    Another proposal from the Army, then, was to increase the number of seats in Chennai OTA and Dehradun IMA with improvement and upgrade of these institutions' infrastructure and staff requirements.

    The Cabinet Committee on Security, in December 2009, formally approved the Gaya OTA project.

    As per the government orders, the Gaya OTA will be housed in the existing premises of the Army Service Corps Centre (North), which is being moved to Bangalore.

    With a capacity to train 750 cadets a year, the OTA's fund requirement would be to the tune of Rs 364 crore for non-recurring expenditure and Rs.44.75 crore recurring expenses annually.

    The Gaya OTA will begin with 200 SSC cadets first and then eventually increase its annual, two-batch intake to 750 cadets. This 750 cadets will be the additional recruitment of officers by the Army to bridge the shortage in its cadre every year from 2011.

    This apart, the Army gets a maximum of 600 SSC officers from the Chennai OTA and another 1,100 PC officers from IMA annually.

    The Army's second proposal to increase the intake in Chennai OTA to 650 and IMA 1,450 per year, to add another 400 officers to the Army's cadre, is under the consideration of the defence ministry, the officials said.

    IMA gets its cadets from the tri-service Khadakwasla-based National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune, open to youngsters after Class 12, and through the 'direct entry scheme' for college graduates. The OTA is open to college graduates only.

    Armed forces want to gradually, but substantially, increase the number of SSC officers in their ranks, as part of force-restructuring to maintain a youthful profile of its troop commanders. The eventual plan is to have two SSC officers to every PC officer (2:1 ratio) in its cadre.


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    Ordnance factory develops system to airlift LFGs
     
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    Good Development. It is true that the 105mm FG is the most used Arty. piece in the Indian Army. And in the Himalayas had to be broken down as a "PackHow" and carried on mule back in some instances, a rather laborious process, though the design of the gun itself lent itself to quick dis-assembly and assemby, transit time was an irritation. Even shipment by Helicopter needed the gun to be broken down. All that will be avoided now.
     
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    INDIA TESTS ARJUN Mk II
    JODHPUR (PTI): The defence establishment of the country will be keeping a close watch as India'sMain Battle Tank Arjun Mark II, which can fire missiles to destroy long range targets, goes through trials in the dessert environs of Pokharan.

    The pre-induction trials, which started Saturday, are about the efficacy of scientific and technological up gradation of features of Arjun II, which is under developmental phase.

    "Such trials will be undertaken quite frequently till the time it is handed over to the Army," said Col SD Goswami, Defence spokesperson.

    Weighing 62 tonnes each, the Army has placed an order for 124 such tanks at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.

    DRDO is working on Arjun Mark II atthe CVRDE (Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment) with an immediate task of demonstrating it to the user and ensure the delivery of the first batch comprising 30 tanks by 2013-14.

    One of the vital features of the tankis that a missile can be fired from it to destroy long range targets and bring down helicopters. It is also equipped with a panoramic night vision.

    The tank will also have an automatic target tracking system, which will add to accuracy while firing on a moving target.
     

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