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  1. wanids94

    wanids94 FULL MEMBER

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    Can someone please tell me the specs of arjun mk 2
     
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  2. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    not much can be said about the specs until they are released officially by DRDO.....

    what we do know as of now about mk2 is that it will have--

    1- a cummins 1500hp qsk38 engine coupled with esm 500 automatic transmission (5 fw 2rev).
    2- night vision capability for the commander's paranomic sight as well giving arjun a true hunter-killer capability.
    3- a laser based multithreat warning system aka lwcs or e-lws and a active protection system
    4- modular sloped armor comprising the nera tiles.
    5- missile firing capability from the main gun , israeli lahat missile will be used....
    6- arjun mk2 will be marginally lighter than the mk1, but coupled with the new 1500hp engine it will definitely have better mobility due to the improved power to weight ratio.
    and alot more.....
     
  3. Wolf 9

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    Underground Weapon
    Israeli Tunnel Blaster Targets Threats From Gaza Strip

    By BARBARA OPALL-ROME
    Published: 6 June 2011 ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER - The Israeli Army has developed a new tool in its seemingly Sisyphean struggle against the hundreds of underground tunnels used for smuggling weapons from Sinai into Gaza, or as subterranean staging grounds for cross-border strikes into Israel.

    A collaborative effort between the Army's special technology division and EMI, a local explosive materials manufacturer, the system - known here as Emulsion - injects into the ground a blend of commercial-grade liquid explosives, each of which remains nonsensitive to mishandling or even improvised bomb attack until blended and deployed.

    "It's all automatic, carries minimal risk to troops and creates maximum, irreparable damage to the tunnels," said Maj. Isam Abu Tarif, director of the special technology division of Israel's Ground Forces Command.

    Abu Tarif said the recently completed prototype is actually a second-generation system, following less efficient versions deployed in Gaza in the last seven or eight years. The newest Emulsion-2 prototype is self-navigating and programmed for precision deployment of explosive materials and optimum penetration of the destructive mixture.

    "Earlier versions didn't provide optimum destruction, allowing the enemy to dig around the destroyed section," Abu Tarif said. "With this second-generation system, they're better off digging a new tunnel."

    First reported in the latest editions of B'yabasha (On the Ground), the official Hebrew-language journal of Israel's Ground Forces Command, the latest Emulsion prototype is mounted on eight-wheeled armored trucks. Future versions will be smaller, tailored for more challenging operational conditions and designed to be towed into high-threat areas by tank.

    Deployment of the latest prototype has allowed the Army to amend its doctrine for more effective, force-protective anti-tunnel combat, Abu Tarif said.

    "Under our old doctrine, our forces had to endanger themselves while transporting the explosive materials to the target," he said. "Then they had to physically get into the tunnel to perform the mission. ... And there were cases where soldiers died en route or inside the tunnels.

    "But now, the two substances are housed separately and are impervious to accidental or enemy-initiated detonation," he said. "Emulsion-2 is designed to withstand [a rocket-propelled grenade] attack. And once we neutralize the threat on approach, automation takes over with the injection of materials for optimum effect."

    Finally, Abu Tarif said the Emulsion-2 carries "a huge quantity" of two-component explosive material, allowing specialty units to destroy multiple tunnels in a single deployment to high-threat areas.

    "Before, we were limited to the amount of explosives carried in an [armored personnel carrier], but now the carrying capacity is safe and unlimited ... and the effect of the liquid explosive blend creates a chain reaction that extends well beyond the target penetration area," he said.

    Overwhelming Threat

    Security sources here estimate a network of many hundreds of tunnels of varying levels of sophistication have been built between Gaza and Egypt. While most tunnels are built to sustain Egypt's thriving smuggling industry for appliances, vehicles, livestock and other commercial goods into Gaza, an alarming number are used to deliver primarily Iranian-supplied missiles, anti-tank rockets, other weaponry and even military instructors into the strip via Sinai.

    Another category of tunnels - some nearly a kilometer in length - are built for commando strikes and kidnapping attempts on Israel's side of the Gaza border. Security sources here peg the number of so-called terror tunnels built to support subterranean combat operations against Israel in the dozens.

    In Israel's Cast Lead incursion into Gaza in late December 2008, the Air Force destroyed 40 smuggling tunnels in the first two days of the 22-day campaign. Since then, the Israeli military claims to have destroyed or heavily damaged 190 tunnels, 150 of them smuggling routes along the Gaza-Egyptian corridor.

    Military sources here said another 40 tunnels destroyed in recent years were built to support infiltration operations similar to Hamas' successful June 2006 attack on an Israeli tank. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in that strategically important strike, while one - Pvt. Gilad Shalit - remains in captivity. Shalit's plight has traumatized the Israeli public and taunted a string of successive political and military leaders who have failed to secure his release.

    "Combating terror tunnels is a top priority," said Capt. Barak Raz, an Israeli military spokesman. "The orders are maximum readiness to defend our citizens and soldiers from kidnapping attempts and deny the enemy any opportunity for another strategic achievement."

    Avi Dichter, an Israeli lawmaker and former director of the Shin Bet security service, said Egypt's decision to open its Rafah border crossing with Gaza will not erode the need for persistent and coordinated military and intelligence anti-tunnel operations.

    The late May opening of Egypt's border crossing with Gaza and its 1.5 million residents is a reversal of deposed President Hosni Mubarak's policy of isolating and neutralizing the militant, Islamist Hamas authority in the Strip. And while Israel must remain watchful of those exiting and re-entering Gaza via Egypt, Dichter said more than 90 percent of illicit smuggling will continue to be conducted via underground tunnels.

    "As much as we lament the passing of the Mubarak era, we have to admit that he could have done a hell of a lot more to blunt the arms smuggling industry," Dichter told a seminar of Israeli military officers May 26.

    "For that matter, when we had control of Philadelphi [the corridor linking Sinai to the southern part of Gaza], we, too, missed a lot of activity," he said. "Bottom line, the tunnel threat is an eternal mission requiring very close cooperation between security forces and all branches of the Israel Defense


    http://http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=6723007&c=FEA&s=TEC
     
  4. suraj thapa

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    good thread
     
  5. Punit Shukla

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    Hi, Today I was reading Dainik Jagran News paper. A senior official of ordinance factory announced that, India is producing Bofors guns, Army has given order for about 150 guns, which will be delivered by 2012 end.
     
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    Housing project for jawans launched

    KOCHI: The Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) has launched a housing project for Army Jawans at Vaduthala in Kochi. The foundation stone of the project with 76 houses was laid by Major General S Narasimhan, Managing Director of AWHO on Monday.

    The Army Welfare Housing Organisation was set up as a society by the Indian Army in 1978 to build affordable housing for retired and serving Army men and Army widows. The project run on ‘no profit no loss basis’ has executed 42 such projects in different cities across the country. In Kerala, AWHO projects are being executed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi,Kannur and Kozhikode. AWHO will also launch a project with 264 residences in� Vyttila shortly. Brigadier S K Khanna

    Chief Engineer Naval Works was also present on the occasion.

    Housing project for jawans launched - southindia - Kochi - ibnlive
     
  7. Steel

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    Pak troops violate ceasefire twice, three soldiers killed


    An Indian JCO and three Pakistani soldiers were today killed in a heavy exchange of fire in Keran sector in north Kashmir after ceasefire was violated from across the border, officials said.

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire twice in Keran sector as Indian troops foiled an infiltration bid after exchanging fire with militants that left the JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer) dead.

    "There were two ceasefire violations in Keran sector of Kupwara district from across the Line of Control since 2000 hours Wednesday," Defence spokesman Lt Colonel J S Brar said.

    The JCO, who was killed, was identified by the army as Naib Subedar Gurdayal Singh.

    Mr. Brar said the first ceasefire violation took place at 2000 hours on Wednesday and the firing from other side of LoC continued for nearly 50 minutes.

    The second ceasefire violation began at 1100 hours on Thursday and the exchange of fire was continuing till last reports came in, he said.

    Official sources said the Pakistani troops stationed at Saheli post opened unprovoked firing at Shalapathri post on Indian side of LoC yesterday, leaving a soldier injured.

    The Pakistani troops used mortars and heavy weapons to target the Indian position, which was retaliated.

    The ceasefire violations on Eid day came after troops foiled an infiltration bid in the same area.

    The sources said the ceasefire violations from Pakistani side were apparently aimed at giving cover to militants trying to infiltrate into Kashmir ahead of snowfall which will close all passes along the rugged terrain of LoC.

    Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told Geo News that three Pakistani soldiers were killed in the gun battle. He claimed that Indian forces had fired across the border saying it was "unprovoked".

    He identified the soldiers as belonging to irregular Mujahid battalion.

    Mr. Abbas said the soldiers had been moving between forward posts when they got lost in bad weather in the Neelam valley.

    He said a meeting has been requested with local Indian commanders to investigate the violation.

    Reacting to Pakistan army's claim, Brar said there was no ceasefire violation from Indian side on Tuesday night.

    "There was an infiltration bid by militants in Keran sector which was foiled by our troops. We lost one JCO in the operation," Mr. Brar said.
     
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    How much is the Indian Army budget?
     
  11. Nick 779

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    Indian Army chief to visit Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
    Published November 15, 2011

    SOURCE: IANS
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    Looking to further India’s military relations, Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh will go on a six-day visit to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan beginning Wednesday, an army officer said Tuesday.

    This will be the first-ever visit by an Indian Army chief to Uzbekistan since its independence in 1991 and to Kazakhstan in 16 years, an officer at the army headquarters here said.

    Singh will be in Tashkent from Nov 16 to 19 when he will meet up with his Uzbek counterpart and other top military and government leaders.

    From there, he will fly to Astana to hold similar bilateral talks with the Kazakh military and government top brass.

    The visit has been envisaged as an Indian effort to have greater engagement with the Central Asian nations, considered as New Delhi’s extended neighbourhood.

    The last Indian Army chief to visit Kazakhstan was General Shankar Roy Choudhury in the mid-
     
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    Indian Army AK-47 rifles to get holographic sights
    Published November 16, 2011


    SOURCE: Vijay Mohan/ TRIBUNE INDIA
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    The Army wants to enhance the “kill probability” of troops engaged in combat operations and in a step towards this direction AK-47 series of assault rifles issued to infantry units deployed in counter-insurgency grid are being equipped with holographic sights to make aiming and shooting quicker and more accurate.

    Holographic sight is a battery-operated gadget fixed atop the rifle like a miniature telescope. It has a single lens at the centre of which is a coloured laser-induced microdot that marks the exact point at which the bullet would hit. The Army is initially planning to acquire about 500 such sights.

    These sights allow soldiers to shoot quickly with both eyes open, doing away with the need to shut one eye for lining up the fore and rear “iron” sights to take aim. “Consequently, they provide large peripheral vision and desired accuracy even when firing from wide angles and awkward positions,” an officer said. This enables instant target acquisition in and enhances accuracy of fire where effective and judicious use of available ammunition is essential,” he added.

    Holographic sights are already in use with Indian Special Forces (SF). These sights are standard equipment on the American Colt-M4A1 and the Israeli Tavor-21 assault rifles that are now extensively used by the Army’s SF battalions.

    Holographic sights weight barely 500 grams and run to commercially available batteries. They are also capable of providing limited magnification. More importantly, they do not “illuminate” the target with the red dot like laser designators and pointers, thereby making detection difficult.
     
  13. ManuSankar

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    Does our INSAS rifle have holographic sights??
     
  14. Manmohan Yadav

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    i am sure it does
     
  15. Manmohan Yadav

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    37 Billion US DOLLARS for the Financial Year 2011-12

    India's military budget (PPP) stood at US$72.7 billion in 2007
     

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