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    New Bullet Proof Vehicle spotted somewhere in Kashmir Valley

    Don't know the OEM but it may belongs to Mahindra...

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    The COLT Light Tactical Vehicle (4x4) is the latest member of the COLT range of vehicles.
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    COLT Light Tactical Vehicle (4x4), India

    The COLT Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) is a 4x4 tactical vehicle developed and produced by Ashok Leyland Defence Systems in a strategic partnership with France-based Panhard General Defense.

    The COLT LTV (4x4) was unveiled at Defence Expo India 2012 held in March 2012. It is the latest member in the COLT range of tactical vehicles.

    The vehicle was developed to cater to various needs of the armed forces. More than 2,000 COLT tactical vehicles have been deployed by 15 countries across the globe.

    The COLT LTV is suitable for high demanding protected missions. The versatile vehicle can be used as a patrol vehicle, escort vehicle and a command vehicle to meet the mission specific requirements of users.

    COLT vehicle variants

    "More than 2,000 COLT tactical vehicles have been deployed by 15 countries across the globe."
    The COLT vehicle range includes three major variants: COLT Light Tactical Vehicle (4x4), COLT Airmobile and COLT Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV).

    The COLT LTV is equipped with a four-speed automatic gear box and Euro-3 rated Inline Turbo Diesel engine.

    The COLT Airmobile includes manual gear box and a turbo diesel engine. The Airmobile has a maximum speed of 100km/h and a range of 800km. It can carry a payload of 900kg.

    The COLT LAV is installed with Euro3 rated Inline turbo diesel engine coupled to a six-speed automatic gear box. The LAV can cruise at a maximum speed of 100km/h to 105km/h. It has a range of 700km and can carry a maximum payload of 2,000kg.

    COLT LTV design and self-protection

    The advanced patented armoured hull of COLT LTV is based on a high performance chassis. The conventional vehicle layout houses engine in front, crew cab in the centre and troop compartment at rear. The crew can enter and exit the vehicle through a single door located either side of the vehicle. The rear door allows the rapid ingress and egress of troops in the rear section.

    "The COLT LTV is equipped with a four-speed automatic gear box and Euro-3 rated Inline Turbo Diesel engine."
    The COLT has an overall length of 4.28m, height of 2.13m, width of 1.97m and a ground clearance 0.27m. The unladen and laden weights of the vehicle are 4,400kg and 5,500kg respectively. The vehicle can carry payloads of up to 1,100kg.

    The vehicle can be optionally fitted with equipment and systems, such as central tyre inflation system (CTIS), electric winch, roof hatch, antenna mount and a separate provision for weapon station.

    The COLT LTV offers up to STANAG 4569 Level 2 ballistic protection and up to STANAG 4569 Level 2 mine / blast protection for occupants.

    Light tactical vehicle engine

    The 4x4 LTV is powered by an Inline turbo diesel engine coupled to a four speed automatic gear box. The engine is compliant with Euro3 emission standards. The design power-to-weight ratio of the LTV is more than 34hp/t.

    Mobility of the 4x4 tactical vehicle

    The COLT LTV is a right hand driven (RHD) vehicle with a gradient negotiation of 45°. It has a side slope stability angle of 300, which helps to maintain stability on uneven terrains. It has approach and departure angles of 76° and 55° respectively.

    The LTV can cruise at a maximum speed of 120km/h. It can travel up to a maximum distance of 800km.

    The COLT can ford water depths of up to 0.535m without any preparation. It is fitted with a coil spring with axle locating A-frame suspension to provide better grip and all-terrain smooth drive for its crew.
     
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    Col Lalit Rai Amazing Experience of Kargil War..!!! The Truth

     
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    Folks still using the Patka, can anyone ID the vest?
     
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    Anyone know what building this is:

     
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    Army makes bulletproof plan for border with modular bunkers

    The Army has begun its search for Lego-like modular, portable, bullet and blast-proof bunkers to replace stone-mud-log and steel shelters as it secures the nation’s frontiers against China and Pakistan. The security revamp also includes standardising bulletproof material for all applications, including that for designing jackets and vehicles. Besides maximising the use of technology to enhance operational efficiency, this is a way being taken the Army to adopt homegrown solutions rather than fine-tune foreign equipment as per local requirements.

    BUNKER WITH LIGHT-WEIGHT MATERIAL
    The Army is currently using two types of bunkers: One, constructed using material such as stones, mud and logs. The longevity of these bunkers is a problem because they collapse under enemy fire and are vulnerable to vagaries of weather. Two, steel bunkers constructed by ferrying material that are cumbersome to carry to high-altitude areas. They also need large manpower for construction and maintenance and don’t provide flexible loopholes for firing weapons. The Army has raised these issues in its Compendium of Problem Statements. It has asked for solutions for having a light -weight composite material for bunkers, which can withstand enemy fire, extreme weather and requires the least amount of manpower for construction The Army wants composite material in the form of panels and balis which being lightweight can be easily carried up mountains and like ‘Lego toys’, be quickly setup into bunkers, said an official. The Army also wants bunkers to be modular in nature to allow it to easily adjust the direction of fire. Recently, Coimbatore-based Amrita University offered a composite material made of hollow steel and filled with plywood to withstand blasts. Although, there is no word on it being bulletproof, there are plans to take up the project as a research model, explained the official. The material gains importance in the light of the regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and the terrorist attacks on military bases in J&K. It is also equally important for areas along the LAC to provide adequate protection from the weather and possible conflict.

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    STANDARDISING BULLETPROOF MATERIAL
    The Army is also looking at procuring lightweight, bulletproof and blastproof material for multi-purpose application, including for making jackets, vehicles and buildings. “It is standardising bulletproof material and will replace the existing bulletproof material after their lifecycle is over,” said an official. The project will be brought under the Defence Ministry’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) that funds firm and academia to develop a prototype of the desired equipment. The TDF’s apex committee, comprising the vice chiefs of the three defence services, will soon clear the project to a private firm and an academia to develop a prototype.
     
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    Indian Army to Purchase Advanced Electronic Warfare Systems

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian Army has called for the immediate deployment of an ultramodern electronic warfare system in the hinterland to thwart any kind of attack on military bases across the country.

    The head of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, on Wednesday said that there have been intelligence inputs about a possible terror attack on security establishments and that there was an urgent requirement for a better intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system to keep an eye on adversaries on the western and northern borders of the country.

    "We are also looking at electronic warfare (EW) and an early warning system to keep an eye not just on borders but in the hinterland also," General Rawat said. He also flagged concern over the security situations of the military establishments in the hinterland. “The security of bases in the hinterland is a cause for concern," Rawat warned.

    The Indian Army has placed the requirement of an electronic warfare (EW) system based on mesh topology to replace the present-day star topology, which is not bound by the radio line of sight of the equipment used or the need to communicate with direction finding vehicles and jammer vehicles.

    A mesh-based EW system will increase the range of uninterrupted and faster communication of data and voice at the same time. “Multiple routes are available for the information to flow thereby guaranteeing delivery of information. Even if the attrition rate is taken into account, a message will always flow due to multiple paths being available,” an army official said about the mesh-based system.

    Last year, terrorists had conducted three major attacks on military establishments near the northern and western borders. In January 2016, heavily armed terrorists attacked Pathankot air base and killed six soldiers in a three-day siege. In September 2016, 19 soldiers lost their lives in an attack on an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri.
     
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    Chikte rewarded by Indian Army

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    India hockey goalkeeper promoted to the rank of Junior Commissioned Officer

    INDIAN goalkeeper Akash Chikte, who is an employee of Bombay Engineering Group and Centre Pune was rewarded for his excellent performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup Hockey Tournament.
    India won the Asia Cup hockey title after a gap of 10 years at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, congratulated Chikte for his title winning performance. As a reward, Chikte was promoted to the rank of Junior Commissioned Officer at a function held in New Delhi on Tuesday.


    Chikte said it was a proud moment for him after being felicitated by the Chief of Army Staff.
    “It’s a proud moment for me to be rewarded for my hard work at the hands of Chief of Army Staff.
    “I am proud to be a part Indian Army and part of Hockey India,” said Chikte.
    The lanky Yavatmal-born goalkeeper was also declared as the best goalkeeper of the Asia Cup.
     
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    Ministry of Defence19-November, 2017 19:52 IST
    42nd International Congress of Military Medicine Begins

    The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) began here today. The ICMM is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921 with its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members. The five-day event is being organised for the first time in India, and is the largest medical conference ever organised by the AFMS. The theme of this 42nd World Congress is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.”

    Around 350-400 foreign delegates from 80 countries are attending the event. In addition, about 300 Indian delegates comprising Armed Forces Medical, Dental, Nursing and Veterinary Officers are participating in it. Top Indian scientific institutions, MoD, Ministry of Health, the United Nations and the International Committee of Red Cross are also represented at the Congress.

    There are 26 thematic sessions covering diverse areas including “Terrain Specific Military Medical Support”, “Health Protection and Promotion in the Military Environment”, “Combat Medical Support”, and “Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief”. Workshops by international faculty on management of mass casualties, barrier nursing for haemorrhagic fevers and medical ethics in military medicine are going to be other highlights of the Congress. Panel discussions on women in combat, medical disability benefits, veterans’ health and health screening of recruits are also planned.

    The President of India will address the delegates during the valedictory function on November 24, 2017. It will be graced by the three Service Chiefs and high ranking defence and civil officials. The World Congress is going to provide an excellent opportunity for all participating nations to exchange ideas and experiences, thereby enhancing the collective intellectual assets of Military medicine, which would ultimately facilitate the Member States to face the challenges of a rapidly changing global security environment.


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    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inspecting the Guard of Honour, during his arrival at Raj Bhavan Helipad, at Itanagar, in Arunachal Pradesh on November 19, 2017.
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    Posted at: Nov 20, 2017, 1:21 AM; last updated: Nov 20, 2017, 1:21 AM (IST)
    Army cites price difference, moves pvt vendors for uniforms
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    Vijay Mohan

    Tribune News Service

    Chandigarh, November 19

    The Army Headquarters’ move to source fabric for its combat uniforms from the private sector, ostensibly due to the huge price differential between the uniforms procured from the state-run Ordnance Factory and those available locally, has Ordnance Factory employees up in arms. The employees are claiming that samples of cloth available with private vendors have failed the requisite quality tests.

    The Master General of Ordnance (MGO) at the Army Headquarters had written to the Additional Director General, Ordnance Factories Board, earlier this month that the Army would not like to procure combat uniforms from the Ordnance Factory. It instead wants that a no-objection certificate be issued for procuring uniforms from private vendors.

    “A set of combat jacket and trousers provisioned through the Ordnance Factory costs Rs 4,150 where as a combat uniform of the same material stitched locally costs Rs 1,800-1,900, including GST.

    “If procured in the same volume as is being done from Ordnance Factory, it is likely to cost Rs 1,200-1,300 per set,” the MGO’s letter states.

    The Army had switched to a new combat uniform over a decade ago to standardise the camouflage pattern and check misuse and open sale of such cloth in the market. The four-colour disruptive pattern of the cloth, called Army Logo Cloth, is inter spread with the Army’s crossed swords and Ashoka Lion logo. The camouflage design and fabric specifications were developed by the Ordnance Factory.

    Some private mills have been contracted to produce Army Logo Cloth for the Ordnance Factory, which supplies stitched uniform to the Army. Though the sale of this pattern by mills to private vendors is restricted, it is available in the market. Once the cloth is received from the mills, it undergoes 36 tests to ensure quality standards.

    In a letter written to Chief of the Army Staff this week, the All-India Defence Employees Federation has said that if the Army starts purchasing cloth directly from private vendors, there is no guarantee that these standards would be met.

    The letter states that Ordnance Factory employees purchased several samples of Army Logo Cloth from different shops in Delhi Cantonment and all samples failed chemical as well as physical tests.

    The letter adds the Ministry of Defence has assured Ordnance Factory employees that combat uniform would not be declared a “non-core” item and there was no justification for the MGO seeking a no-objection certificate.
     
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    Another cancellation on its way:

    The Ministry of Defense has asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to indigenously develop and produce a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the Army, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has also decided to cancel the $500 million deal for Spike ATGM with Israel.

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    Personnel of Army Service Corps ‘Tornadoes’ team successfully attempted the World record for most men on one motorcycle with 58 servicemen riding together for a distance of 1200 meters at Indian Air Force station, Yalahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka on November 19, 2017. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    The daredevils of the ASC Tornadoes already had 19 national and international records to their name. They marched in to bag their 20th claim, beginning the attempt with a roll call. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    Subedar Rampal Yadav steered the 20-year-old old 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle rigged with a custom frame while Major Bunny Sharma led the record breaking team. On Sunday, the team was chasing its own record of 56 men attempting a similar feat in 2010. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    Clad in colours forming the national flag, the ‘Tornadoes’ kept body weight low by consuming just 100ml of water and biscuits prior to their runs for the world record. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    During practice sessions the team ran with 60 members. Among them, rider Subedar Rampal Yadav and Sepoy Murugesan have been part of all 19 record holding teams. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    The first two attempts made by the team resulted in failure with the motorcycle toppling over as riders piled on precariously. 150 soldiers formed the larger team that was in training for the attempt. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    The helmets of two members of the Tornadoes team who were not able to participate in the third and eventually successful run are seen on the track. One was injured during a failed attempt and the other failed to board during the final attempt bringing the eventual number down to 58. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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    The team initially began with 24 members on the motorbike, adding additional members carefully to its flanks as it picked pace and covered the 1.2 km distance down the track. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)


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    The record-breaking team poses for a group photo after the successful attempt. Formed 35 years ago, the ASC Tornadoes team debuted at the 9th Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982 and has participated in over 1,000 major international and national events over the decades. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
     
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