Why Indian army is night blind till date?

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  1. captonjohn

    captonjohn Regular Member

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    Researched about Indian army's night fighting capabilities and highly disappointed with the fact that IA is night blind and don't have night fighting capability as compared to China. Some news are coming to upgrade our armored divisions to modernize and make them able to fight at night but IA troops are totally night blind. India has purchased some of night vision devices but it is not enough and to give our whole army night fighting ability India will have to spend a big amount as faster as it can.

    My question is why our corrupted government don't think about it and fast track some deal to buy more night vision device? Or why India isn't keen to develop such devices indigenously to provide IA night fighting capability which is very crucial in modern warfare?
     
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  3. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    IA regulars operate thermals on Insas & Ak in mass..

    IA also have long range thermal cameras for surveillance..

    T-72/90 nad BMP-2 class vehicle also equipped with night vision and thermals..

    Army and IAF engagement radars equipped with thermal cameras..

    http://www.ofbindia.gov.in/index.php?wh=OD&lang=en
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    even BFSR.....works at night.
     
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    SHASH2K2 New Member

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    Kunal sir does army have these equipments in large number which can support a war like situation or its only for special use?
     
  6. captonjohn

    captonjohn Regular Member

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    I'm talking the ability of whole army in which each troop should have these abilities. I doubt if all troops and infantry vehicles have all these features.
     
  7. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Not each trooper but we have at-least one or two devices per platoon size..

    Most T-72 are updated with NV/Thermals, OFB updated BMP2 in army use NV..
    But not every single yet..
    With time all vehicles will be updated with NV/Thermals

    Yes..
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    sir, does the infantry have separate night vision goggles instead of mounted scopes on rifle?
     
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    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    in my openion previous gov. policies and lack of priority with a mix of curruption is the main cause of night blindness of IA.
     
  10. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Yes, But not in mass compare to thermals for Rifles..
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    its siad that we donot have night enabled googled for our soliders . on the other pakistan army is said to be 80% night enabled visioned and for china it is 100%. in case of war on 2 fronts it would be repeat of 1962
     

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