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  1. m2monty

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    western paid NGO may lodge a case before Supreme Court Of India, against GOI for this operation, against Human Rights violation.
     
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    killing the leaders of militants is enough killing any other people may turn the people of that place against us, by killing leaders we can make the militants surrender and reduce the casuality
     
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    Go for head instead of tail
    Eg: Prabhakaran out , where is LTTE now? Bin laden taken out al-qaeeda has become fangless viper
     
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    AQ is just as much of a thorn in the side now as it was when OBL was alive.

    We shall see after US exit from Afghanistan.
     
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    NEW DELHI: To prevent snooping, the Indian Army is now setting up its own mobile network that will do away with its dependency on civilian, commercial mobile networks. The move also aims at helping the Armed forces communicate even during natural calamities and massive terror attacks.

    The Corps of the Signals of the Indian Army is coming out with a project called Mobile Cellular Communication System (MCCS), which is a code division multiple access (CDMA) technology-based system. It offers more secrecy in operation in addition to better protection against hacking.

    Capable of relaying videos and pictures faster than regular mobile phones, MMCS will have faster data capability and would be put up strategically, unlike commercial mobile towers, considering the possibility of an enemy strike and natural calamities, says the Army.

    The pilot project was launched in Jammu-based 16 Corps headquarters of the Indian Army about six months ago. For this, the Army roped in a domestic mobile phone handset manufacturer to supply handsets for the officers. Built by the Defence Public Sector Unit, Bharat Electronics Limited, (BEL), the MCCS proved its mettle during the September 2014 floods in Jammu and Kashmir where all communication lines, including BSNL, were destroyed.

    “Though we started it from Jammu, we are expanding its network to other parts of the state. We are in the process of introducing it in Srinagar-based 15 Corps headquarters successfully,” said an officer, who did not wish to be named. In the next phase, the Army plans to expand this mobile system to its bases in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram, at an estimated cost of over $116 million.

    It was observed that during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008, all communication lines were jammed and security agencies involved in the operation were unable to communicate. A similar situations arise during natural calamities when communication lines get uprooted.

    During the September floods in Jammu and Kashmir, some MCCS sets were used by the civil administration officials and the chief minister's office, as all other networks were down. The few MCCS mobile phones were the Army’s only source of communication as it rescued over 80,000 stranded people over a 15-day long relief-and-rescue operation in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Military observers say all top militaries of the world use such dedicated mobile network and do not rely on civilian mobile communication networks for their tactical and operational requirements. Moreover, being on CDMA network, MCCS is impossible to snoop into, and cannot be intercepted by even off-the-air intercepting devices, a military expert said.

    “Since the Army is placing towers and other infrastructure at strategic locations with strong backup support, the chances of MCCS network collapsing are next to nil,” said an officer. “So far, the integrated defence headquarters of the defence ministry has agreed to have MCCS only for hilly and rugged terrain formations of the force, it will gradually implement it in peace stations of the Army,” he added. The mobile phone number distribution will be appointment-based and not in the name of an individual officer, Army officials said.

    Few months back, an internal communication by the military intelligence to all Indian Army establishments had warned that Pakistan-based intelligence operatives (PIO) were calling officers of all levels to extract information through fake calls.

    Disaster-wary Army Dials into its Own Mobile Network to Hang up on Snooping, Jammed Lines -The New Indian Express
     
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    On the occasion of the 22nd Corps Day of Army Air Defence, a Land Yachting Expedition is being conducted in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The expedition was flagged off on 05 Jan 15 through the Army Training Node for the sport and shall be flagged in on 10 Jan 15, coinciding with 22nd Army Air Defence Day. It will cover approximately 112 kms from Kuarbet to Karimshahi and back. The expedition team comprises of one officer, two Junior Commissioned Officers & twenty jawans. Conduct of the adventure activity would generate environmental awareness about the unique terrain and bio-diversity of the Kutch region amongst the troops, as also create awareness about the Indian Army in the rural areas of Gujarat.


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    The Corps of Army Air Defence Celebrates Its Raising Day

    The Corps of Army Air Defence completes Twenty One years of service on 10 January 2015. The Sena Vayu Rakshaks have always lived up to their illustrious motto of ‘Akashe Shatrun Jahi’ and have earned four Battle Honours.

    The transformation of the Corps of Army Air Defence is proceeding on a twin track of modernization-cum-upgradation. This involves the induction of new state-of-the-art weapon systems, as well as, qualitative upgradation of the existing systems. Besides their conventional role, Army Air Defence personnel are also actively employed in Counter Insurgency Operations in active field areas and in activities to support the civil authorities during calamities.

    Corps of Army Air Defence has the distinction of being awarded Three Military Crosses, One Member of British Empire, Two Ashok Chakras, Four Kirti Chakras, Seven Param Vishisht Seva Medals, Fifteen Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 21 Vir Chakras, Nine Shaurya Chakras, 106 Sena Medals, 31 Vishisht Seva Medals and Seven Unit Appreciations.


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    Announcement of a Rs 500-cr initial order for SUVs likely within weeks
    Roudra Bhattacharya | New Delhi

    January 21, 2015 Last Updated at 00:46 IST


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    After a three-year wait, the country’s two largest homegrown automobile makers, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M), await the Indian Army’s announcement on new sports utility vehicles (SUVs). The choice is between the Tata Safari Storme and the Mahindra Scorpio.

    The army, is expected to announce an initial order of about Rs 500 crore for almost 5,000 vehicles in the next few weeks, Business Standard has learnt from industry sources. In all, the order is likely to be worth Rs 3,000 crore for 30,000 SUVsover a 10-year period.

    The army, the third-largest standing one in the world, had been using the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy as its general service vehicle. In 2012, however, a new bid was opened for a GSV in the 800kg payload class with a hard top (GS800), so that air-conditioning could be installed — the earlier category was a 500kg payload with a soft top. While about Rs 10 lakh is the target price for the GS 800, both M&M and Tata are expected to meet army officials for final price negotiations.

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    V S Noronha, Tata Motors’ vice-president for defence and government business, told BS there had been little movement in defence orders over the past 18 months but things had started moving swiftly since Manohar Parrikar was appointed as minister in November last year.

    “The order tap now seems to be opened. We have qualified in three tenders, for which between now and March, we expect confirmed orders. Even paramilitary orders have started,” he said.

    Pravin Shah, M&M’s chief executive (automotive & international division), said: “We are expecting the orders to come soon. The previous version of the Scorpio has been supplied to the Army since launch in 2002. We will now engage with the price negotiating panel .”

    The pre-bid meeting in 2012 saw participation from a little over 10 global automobile majors, including Toyota, Honda, Ford and Nissan. Only the Scorpio and Safari Storme were officially cleared about three months earlier, after various stages. These included technical evaluation and winter/summer trials.

    The version of the SUVs offered to the army is expected to be quite different from what is available for civilian consumers. Some creature comforts like leather seating will be absent but the vehicles have seen their suspension strengthened and have an option for bullet-proofing. Additional lights must be added, such as one for blackouts, used when driving in a convoy at night and designed to avoid enemy detection.

    Tata, M&M head-to-head: Await armys Rs 30,000 crore SUVorder decision | Business Standard News
     
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    it seem that good days of army has begin
     
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    Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag says, ‘Army is fast-tracking modernisation’

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    The Indian Army has initiated certain “fast-track endeavours” to make up for the delays to fill critical gaps in equipment within two to three years, its chief has said. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag told the defence magazine India Strategic in an interview that it was imperative to maintain the “highest standards of operational preparedness to meet present and emerging challenges” and that “making up for critical deficiency of weapons and equipment is on fast track”.

    He identified towed artillery, reconnaissance & surveillance helicopters, 3rd generation missiles, air defence, mechanised forces, assault rifles and protection equipment for infantry soldiers as the key areas requiring immediate attention. The government, he said, was giving full support.

    About the much-delayed acquisition of modern artillery guns, Gen. Suhag said the army will have only 155 mm medium-bore guns from now on as part of the artillery “mediumisation” effort. Both “global and indigenous routes are being adopted to hasten the process and ensure that self-sufficiency in gun manufacture is achieved”.

    The existing Bofors FH 77 guns, acquired nearly three decades ago, are also being upgraded along with the Soviet-origin M 46 130mm towed guns first inducted some four decades ago.

    “Improved firepower in terms of quality and quantity is a pre-requisite for any success in any battle. To this end, mediumisation of the artillery has been on since 2012, with major projects of the 155mm towed gun, 155mm Dhanush (upgraded Bofors) and 155mm tracked (self-propelled) guns at the final stages of evaluation. In addition, the existing 130mm guns are being upgraded indigenously.”

    He said the government had already cleared the procurement of 814 155mm mounted gun systems (MGS) through the Buy and Make Indian route. This “mediumisation is likely to commence by 2017-18″.

    The army chief also stressed the importance of jointmanship between the three services as also development of capabilities and infrastructure, particularly in the northeastern parts of the country, and enhancement of human resource development.

    “There are numerous initiatives at the macro and micro levels to streamline capital procurement procedures to ensure that the capability building of the army is progressed,” Gen. Suhag told the magazine, adding that to keep up with modernisation and indigenisation, there has been regular interaction with the public and private sector industry.
    “Interaction in the form of seminars and exhibitions is conducted periodically” and “liaison with industry at all levels of hierarchy is being encouraged to ensure seamless integration with the industry.”

    About the much-needed new helicopters to replace the legacy machines, Gen. Suhag observed that “armed helicopters (AH) provide the requisite punch in a short and intense battle with enhanced ability to the commander to look, move and strike
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    The defence ministry has “vested their responsibility with the army” and their induction will be carried out in due course.

    Significantly, said the army chief, “plans to cater for training support and infrastructure for operational and maintenance requirements are already under way.”

    It may be noted that the army has projected a requirement of 39 Boeing Apache AH64E helicopters, 13 each for its three strike corps. The Army Aviation Corps is working out the detailed proposal and once approved by the defence ministry, the formal process for their acquisition will start.

    Incidentally, the first lot of 22 Apaches are being acquired by the Indian Air Force (IAF), and their order is likely to be placed around mid-2015. According to sources, the army will follow the IAF parameters, or Staff Qualitative Requirements (SQRs), and place a follow-on order to cut short the acquisition time.

    Gen. Suhag disclosed that the replacement process for the vintage HAL-made Chetak and Cheetah helicopters is already on and a Request for Information (RFI) was recently floated to identify probable Indian companies for their licensed production or indigenous manufacture.

    The Army is also looking for newer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for intelligence and surveillance role and proposals are under consideration “to enhance the Indian Army holdings”.

    The chief pointed out that modernisation of the Infantry Soldier is being accorded top priority to increase weapon lethality, night vision capability, survivability and battlefield mobility in a network centric environment. Critical voids are being filled and procurement of close quarter battle carbines, assault rifles and light machine guns is in an advanced stage. Image intensifiers for night fighting and situational awareness are being acquired and a Request for Proposals (RfP) – or tender – for image intensifier sights for carbines was issued on November 7.

    Procurement of body armour items like ballistic helmets and bulletproof jackets is also at an advanced stage.

    About air defence, which has a heavy obsolescence, Gen. Suhag said that action is on to upgrade its guns, missiles and radar systems.

    Efforts were also on to upgrade the in-service equipment of the mechanised forces for night fighting and have better power packs. A key development under way is for induction of future combat vehicle platforms, Gen. Suhag said.

    Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag says, ‘Army is fast-tracking modernisation’ | Latest News & Gossip on Popular Trends at India.com
     
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