Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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  1. Kshithij

    Kshithij Regular Member

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    Unless prone, the top position is not as exposed. It is better to offer some protection than none. The problem with Patka is in communication systems. Helmets can fix communication systems but difficult in Patka.
     
  2. Kunal Biswas

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    Army in Counter insurgency prefer flexibility as well as protection, Covering everything with armor increase weight that is a drawback and cause pain and uncomfortable in long run reducing solider efficiency and distraction, Originally these helmets had been designed for the Indian Army’s Sikh troops. But as time goes by the helmet design became universal and most accepted by counter insurgency and special force involve in CT ops..

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    Patka provide most protection to parts of head which are directly exposed to incoming fire specifically from AK47 - 7.62m43 and G3 rifles - 7.62x51mm, Rest remain non-Armored to make it lighter and flexible for the solider involve in CT operations, Patka weights from 1-1.3kgs depending on protection level offered..

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    Westerns come with their own alternative used by their special forces, The requirement are vastly different than ours, They prefer more electronics like bigger ear phones, NVG, Camera, spare batteries, Small pouches and space for patches, These do not cover complete head due to same reason as Patka`s but also not for heavy protection from AK and certainly not from rounds such as 7.62x51mm unlike Patka`s, Which is our requirement and priority ..


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    MKU make light helmets that provide protection from 9mm rounds,These are used by PARA SF and these helmets are quite expensive compare to Patka with inferior protection but provide all round Armour over head ..

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    You can write an article over it, Specially after the IAFs commando casualties ..

    People should understand more than just specs of weapon and gear ..

     
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  3. Kunal Biswas

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    It depend what kind of communication gear in use, Ghatak as well as PARA SF use their own communication gears with Patka without much issues ..

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    In last few years, We have noticed that Patka now have mounts for mounting NVG and cameras, Some use attachment kit and some come with built in attachment for mounting various accessorizes ..

     
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