Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby ramana » 30 Sep 2020 06:38

Something is wrong to use such language when all is being done is improve the electronics.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby Vips » 01 Oct 2020 19:16

CCS clears Rs 7796 crore communication network for Indian Army, to be done by ITI.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared a project to establish a secure communication network for the Indian Army that will include
modern optical fibre cable links to forward areas, with Public Sector Undertaking ITI set to implement the Rs 7796 crore plan.

The defence ministry has said that the new Army Static Switched Communication Network (ASCON) will provide a “big boost to the operational capability of the defence forces”, given the current operational situation on the border with China and provides an opportunity to the PSU to give an “impetus to the Indian economy”.

The project will lead to a complete upgrade of military communication systems that will shift to Internet Protocol (IP) / Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Technology. “Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), Microwave Radio and Satellite will be used as communication media,” the defence ministry said.

Officials said that the project will provide better survivability, responsiveness and high bandwidth in any operational scenario and enhance the communication coverage of network close to international boundaries, like the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where tensions have been simmering with China since May.

“The project would augment the communication network of Indian Army in the sensitive forward operational areas which in turn will provide a major boost to the operational preparedness of the Indian Army especially keeping in view the current operational situation at LAC,” the ministry has said.

The network will extend the high bandwidth communication to the remote operational areas in Central and Eastern Sectors and enhance communication reach to the forward locations in the Western border too.

The project will have indigenous content of about 80 percent, with official saying that it would come as a boost for the industry as well. “The project involves execution of civil works, laying of OFC, tower construction, etc and with utilization of local resources, hiring of manpower, it would generate employment opportunities especially to the people in remote border areas, support and boost rural economy, assist in upliftment of the local of the local economies, provide skill development during the prolonged period of execution and maintenance of the network,” the ministry has said.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby nam » 01 Oct 2020 19:24

That's almost a billion dollar order to a PSU, which will not contribute anything to our electronics industry, not compete in international market..

Imagine the leg up a private company would have got with such a large order..

Still remember an ITI employee telling me while pointing towards a large PCB with Motorola processor, "In western countries, this entire PCB comes in a single chip" :roll:

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby pushkar.bhat » 01 Oct 2020 20:07

vimal wrote:

Must Upgrade 811 ‘Nightblind’ BMPs To Handle ‘Belligerent Neighbours’, Says Army

Chinese hostilities in eastern Ladakh appear to have compelled — and coloured — the Indian Army’s latest effort to upgrade the firepower on over 800 BMP-2/2K infantry combat vehicles. In a formal request for information (RFI) scouting armament packages from Indian industry, the Army notes, “The terrain along our borders lends itself to conduct of large scale mechanised operations and the belligerence of our adversaries on the borders necessitate that our capabilities are adequately built up to match the threat.”

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Hey how can they brush aside the 22 season trials and the 55 Changes to GSQR for High Altitude, Low Altitude, No altitude, Underwater visibility and even subterranean visibility. Ok And I forgot about the Ground Penetrating Radar capability or possible tunnels that China and Pakistan may build to hide. We just cannot allow DG Mech to take any decisions until BMP's are not end of life.

Were these guys sleeping to how Depsang allows for deployment of large scale mech forces.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby wig » 15 Oct 2020 16:52 ... ger-155904

In drone era, tanks must adapt to last longer
In eastern Ladakh, India and China have deployed a considerable number of tanks in the standoff at the LAC. The heavy T-72 and T-90 tanks of India are facing the Type 15 light Chinese tanks. Both sides claim superiority. These points of view miss the larger picture, that the main threat to a tank today is not from another tank, but from the air. This is particularly true in the open, barren LAC.

The Azerbaijan military has deployed an array of drones, both for surveillance and attack. The latter, also known as ‘kamikaze’ drones, loiter over the battlefield, acquire targets like tanks and crash into them. On display were both Israeli and Turkish drones that have been obtained in large numbers by Baku over the past few years.

Both sides have claimed that hundreds of tanks, along with air defence launchers, artillery guns and other military equipment have been destroyed in the fighting. While it is difficult to assess the losses accurately, there is no doubt that drones have played a large role. The Armenian defence ministry statement that it has shot down 107 enemy drones indicates the extensive use of drones in the fighting.

The drone-vs-tank battle being witnessed in Nagorno-Karabakh is not a first. In February, 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in a Syrian airstrike on Idlib in northern Syria. In retaliation, Turkey unleashed a fierce offensive, primarily using drone-launched missiles and precision artillery strikes. In three days of fighting, Turkey claimed to have knocked out more than 100 armoured vehicles and killed over 2,000 soldiers.

At the forefront of the Turkish offensive were the Bayraktar-TB and Anka-S drone systems. These drones carry MAM-C and MAM-L high explosive, armour-penetrating rockets designed to strike targets illuminated by a laser. Surveillance drones were used to locate targets that were accurately engaged by long-range artillery and rocket systems. Supporting this ‘war from afar’ was the KORAL electronic warfare system that paralysed Syria’s air defence radar network and its ability to shoot down the drones.

Both these conflicts provide a glimpse of the future of warfare and have raised many questions on the viability of tanks on the battlefield. The US Marine Corps report Force Design 2030 states that the Corps will divest all of its tanks. It could be argued that the Marine Corps has a specific expeditionary role that requires it to remain a light force and that it is premature to write off the tank altogether from the battlefield. This argument has merit, but it is equally valid that the era of large tank-vs-tank battles appears to have passed.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby mody » 19 Oct 2020 13:55

Proposals to cut ceremonies and other peripheral expenditure in the Army. Seem to be steps in the right direction, but some veterans or others who have better knowledge about the subject may offer their opinion. ... d=msedgntp

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby Vips » 01 Nov 2020 20:48

Army doctors achieve new feat, successfully remove soldier's appendix at 16,000 feet.

Amid the deployment of Indian troops in harsh winters to counter China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Army doctors achieved a major
feat at an altitude of 16,000 feet as they successfully removed an appendix of a soldier in a dug-in at a forward surgical centre in Eastern

The surgery was performed by a team of three doctors including a Lt Colonel, a Major and a Captain on a soldier, who could not be evacuated
by chopper due to the weather conditions.

"The surgical team from the field hospital performed an emergency surgery to remove the appendix at freezing temperatures at a height of
16,000 feet in a dug-in at a Forward Surgical Centre (FSC) in extreme conditions," Army sources confirmed.

Despite the adversities faced by the doctors in performing the surgery, the operation was successful and the patient is stable now, they informed.
The surgery was conducted on October 28.

The sources said this is one of the few such successful surgeries conducted by the Army doctors in the forward areas as the Indian Army's field hospitals are fully functional and are performing specialised treatment for extreme winter-related issuesfaced by troops deployed in the icy conditions along the LAC.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby wig » 17 Nov 2020 10:52 ... utant-gen/
CoS N Command set to head Corps, Harsha may go as Adjutant Gen

Close on the heels of postings of new General Officer Commandings (GOCs) at Leh-based 14 Corps and Nagrota headquartered 16 Corps, the Army is likely to get new Chief of Staff (CoS) Northern Command while former GOC 16 Corps Lt Gen Harsha Gupta is tipped for prestigious posting in the Army Headquarters.
Reliable sources told the Excelsior that Lt Gen C Bansi Ponnappa, Chief of Staff, Northern Command headquartered at Udhampur is likely to be transferred and posted as GOC of Jallandhar (Punjab) based 11 Corps, which is part of the Western Command and looks after several areas along the International Border with Pakistan.

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