Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2002

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Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2002

Postby member_201 » 01 Oct 2002 07:51

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Kill or be killed, a soldier's tale in Kashmir

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=25081367

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=24341900

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India acquires Israeli man-portable radars for LoC

Press Trust of India, 06 October 2002

NEW DELHI: In a major bid to beef up surveillance of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, India is importing man-portable radars capable of detecting movement across the border, under a deal signed with Israel. Under the deal worth about $70 million (Rs 350 crores), New Delhi has begun to receive the first of these 1,022 man-portable radars, which are capable of detecting human targets 10 km away, according to defence ministry officials. Though India, has already inducted these radars in some parts of the LoC, the decision to go in for bulk purchase was taken after Army reported a big spurt in detections of infiltrations following the use of these radars. Officials said the deal with Israel company EL-OP was for both shorter range 3,000 to 4,000 metre range man-portable radars as well as long range observance and reconaissance systems, after bids by French electronic giant Thales and Sagem were rejected.

However, officials said the negotiations for other forms of close range sensor detectors with the United States were still going on. "We are evaluating the US offer made directly by the Pentagon," they said adding India might opt for American systems as well. Officials said that the deal with Israel also covered acqusition of 600 Elbit thermal-imaging-stand-alone systems to equip Indian Army's 300 T-72 main battle tanks and 300 Russian BMP II armoured personnel carriers. Alongwith the man-portable radars, India has also signed a deal to acquire eight more Israeli Searcher-II unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for deployment in Jammu and Kashmir mountainous region to mointor cross-border activity. The Army recently has had a spate of successes in foiling infiltration bids across the Line of Control, with as many as 40 attempts aborted from the beginning of this year leading to slaying of over 450 militants, mostly Pakistani mercernaries, and capture of a huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

Officials said while the shorter range man-portable radars would be deployed with forward border patrols, the 10 km range sensors would be installed in built-up defence to observe attempts to inflitrate from a distance and chalk out an effective response. The major bid to shore up detection systems on the LOC, officials said, indicated government's determination to deal sternly with cross-border activity, not withstanding repeated assurance being held out by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to rein in infiltration from Pakistan. Army officials said most of these man-Portable radars would be delivered by this month-end as the security forces gear up for a major anti-militancy drive after the completion of the election process in the state. Alongwith the infusion of man-portable and short range sensors for deployment on the LOC, officials said, India had recently concluded a $140 million contract with French companies Thales and Sagem for acquisition of larger air defence radars.

"New sophisticated radars are being inducted in significantly large numbers to beef up our air-defence nework", Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy said. He said networking the air defence surveillance system was a must for the country, apparently hinting that there were some loopholes in the present radar coverage set up. However, the air chief said though India was going in for import of major systems, at the same time the country also had a big indegenious radar development potential. "We have a large in-house talent for both hardware and software radar systems," Krishnswamy said making it clear that imports would be resorted to only where indegenious know-how was not available.

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Postby Arun_S » 07 Oct 2002 10:19

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/

(Since the site does not maintain permanent content link, here is the whole article)

India to import man-portable radars from Israel

NEW DELHI, Oct 6: In a major initiative to step up surveillance on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, India has signed a deal with Israel for importing man-portable radars, which can detect movement across the border. Under the deal worth about 70 million US dollars (Rs.350 crore), India has started receiving the first delivery of these 1,022 radars, which are capable of locating human targets 10 km away, defence sources said here today. Though India has already inducted these radars in parts of the LoC, the decision to go in for bulk purchase was taken after the army reported a big spurt in detection in infiltration following the use of these instruments.

The sources said the deal with Israel company El-Op was for both shorter range 3000 to 4000 metre man-portable radars as well as long range observance and reconnaissance systems, after bids made by French electronic giant Thales and Sagem were rejected. The sources said negotiations were still on with the United States and some other countries for other close range sensor detectors. The Bush administration has been keen to sell ground sensors to India. The first indication to this effect was given by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during his visit to New Delhi in June when the Indo-Pak tension was on a high.

"We are evaluating the US offer made directly by Pentagon," the sources said, adding India might opt for American systems as well. The sources said the deal with Israel also covered acquisition of 600 Elbit thermal-imaging-stand-alone systems to equip Indian Army's 300 T-72 main battle tanks and 300 Russian BMP-II armoured personnel carriers. Along with the man-portable radars, India has also signed an agreement to acquire eight more Israeli Searcher-II Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for deployment in Jammu and Kashmir mountainous region to monitor cross border activity. The army has recently achieved a fair amount of success in foiling infiltration bids across the LoC with as many as 40 attempts foiled this year, leading to the slaying of over 450 militants, mostly Pakistani mercenaries, and capture of a huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

The sources said while the shorter range man portable radars would be deployed with forward border patrols, the ten km range sensors would be installed in built-up defence to observe attempts to infiltrate from a distance and chalk out an effective response. The major bid to shore up detection systems on the LoC, officials said, indicated Government's determination to deal sternly with cross-border activity, not withstanding the repeated assurance being held out by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to rein in infiltration from Pakistan.

The sources said most of these man-portable radars would be delivered by this month end as security forces gear up for a major anti-militancy drive after the completion of the election process in the State. Along with the infusion of man portable and short range sensors for deployment on the LoC, the sources said India had recently concluded a 140 million dollar contract with French companies Thales and Sagem for acquisition of larger air defence radars. In fact, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy had recently stated that new sophisticated radars were being inducted in significantly large numbers to beef up the country's air-defence network. He said networking the air defence surveillance system was a must for the country, apparently hinting that there were some loopholes in the country's present radar coverage set up.

However, the Air Chief said though India was going in for import of major systems, the country also had a big indigenous radar development potential. "We have a large in-house talent for both hardware and software radar system," he said, making it clear that imports would be done only where indigenous know-how was not available.

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NSG gets 25 per cent raise in emoluments: Advani

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UPI hears 10/17/2002

India deploying radars on LOC.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20021017-091843-4827r

India is installing radars from Israel along its disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir. The first of the 1,022 portable radars, which can detect human movement up to 6 miles away, have already been delivered and a training program is under way for border troops at Jammu. The deal, with Israel's EL-OP company for short-range radars and long-range observance and reconnaissance systems, is said to be worth close to $70 million. A competing bid by French electronics giant Thales failed. But negotiations for close-range sensor detectors from the United States, first broached in June during a visit by U.S. defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, are still proceeding.


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Troop withdrawal to take up to six weeks: Indian Army

http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/17army.htm

Pakistani troops disrupt anti-infiltration operations in Indian territory

http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/17jk1.htm

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Indian Army keeping vigil on the border.

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Postby Rangudu » 18 Oct 2002 07:47

http://www.intelligenceonline.net/allintelligencefull.asp?id=57155520815710&recno=1435

Army raises new U force

16 October 2002: The Indian Army has set up a new anti-terrorist U (or Udhampur) force to cover the territory north of Udhampur to the foothills of the Pir Panjals where terrorist activity has peaked in recent years.

The U force which is being led by Major-General Rajeshwar Singh has nine Rashtriya Rifles battalions divided in three sectors with headquarters in Riasi, Surankote and Sunderbani and these have been established.

Officials say that the nine new RR battalions are part of 62 RR battalions to be raised in two batches of 32 and 30 that will be replenished from regular army regiments who will get fresh troops from training centres.

Sources said that there has been a steady high intake of soldiers since various regimental training centres are operating at 25-40 per cent overcapacity.

But this may not be enough to fulfil RR requirements so the Indian Army has decided to reduce regular field regiment strength by 20 per cent and peacetime battalion strength by 30 per cent.

The Indian Army already has the D (or Doda) force, V (or Valley) force, and the R (or Rajourie) force and U force was created to fill a gap in Jammu that was being exploited by terrorists.

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Indian Paratroopers walking back to base after the jump.
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Paratroopers world over are known to be a breed apart and our boys are no exception.

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Army for Faster Installation of Sensors on LoC

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DRDO Takes 25 years To Clear The Pinaka Test

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Postby Rangudu » 26 Oct 2002 01:06

http://www.intelligenceonline.net/allintelligencefull.asp?recno=1458&id=11054120611120

Strike corps, eastern chunk to withdraw

24 October 2002: The Indian Army has decided to withdraw a chunk of eastern forces from the western border with Pakistan alongwith the I corps in Punjab and II corps in northern Rajasthan although the earlier pullback plan was to begin with strike corps alone.

Army chief General S.Padmanabhan bowed to demands of a majority of army commanders at their meeting today to pull back 20 and 57 divisions to their eastern bases which will leave such eastern forces as 6 division and 27 mountain division for the long haul on the border.

Top sources said that 21 corps will be withdrawn from southern Rajasthan thereafter and the III corps headquarters will be reestablished in the east and 20 and 57 divisions joined to it as before. The withdrawals are expected to commence on 26 October.

Officials said that most army commanders did not wish to let up on a chance to withdraw certain eastern forces with the strike corps arguing about gaps on that front. More than 7 lakh Indian troops were deployed on the western border under Operation Parakram after the Pakistani terrorist attack on Indian Houses of Parliament on 13 December

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Officials show Pak-made pistols and ammo recovered from border village of Daoke, Amritsar

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Postby Himanshu » 29 Oct 2002 13:45

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Army prevents Pakistan from building bundh along IB

http://www.defenceindia.com/

Indian Army successfully prevented Pakistani army's attempt to complete its three-kilometre long bundh having bunkers. The bundh is being constructed close to the International Border on Pakistan's side. The Army got alarmed after it found out that a part of the bundh fell within 150 metres of the IB, a serious violation of the agreement between the two countries, said sources. This is the first line of defence being constructed by Pakistan in recent times to strengthen its defence strategy and also to prevent any possible attack on its Icchogil siphon that leads to irrigation canal along its border and provides water to its lakhs of acres of fields.

According to highly placed sources, the Army personnel raised objections to their counterparts in Pakistan over the violation of the agreement, who reluctantly informed that they had given the work of bundh construction to a contractor and advised to lodge a protest at Indo-Pak joint check post at Wagah. However, the construction of about 500-metre portion of the bundh was immediately stopped after the Army adopted a strict stance. It is learnt that following Pakistani army's requirement of the construction of the bundh, the work was given to a contractor, who started constructing bunkers and bundh from the edge of Ravi river to Thatha Dhilwan village of Pakistan.

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Automated Test System for Gun Control System Assemblies Developed by DRDO

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Photo: India's new army chief helped plan Kargil campaign

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