Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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  1. Ray

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    Summer Mess Dress (not armoured corps)

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    All of them wearing spectacles..WTF.
     
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    Its very common in SAF..
     
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    Super advanced NVGs which pass off as regular spectacles during the day.
     
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    With the specs, they look like internet warriors..not real ones :D
     
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    Our soldiers would gun them down within minutes.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to find out if an Indian firm is supplying American camouflage fabric.

    PS: One of the world's largest bulletproof vest manufacturing is based in India.
     
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    Despite that, they are very professional in doing their Jobs..




    Some of these Studies Indian army should be looking at..
     
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    Looking at the photo, the scene is posed. No face camo, the entire squad is facing in the same direction, everyone is bunched together. Good cover is nearby (behind them) , but they are not using it. Surely the squad leader knows better, but is complying with what the photographer wants. On an actual patrol, things would have to be different.

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    Lots more on patrolling here:

    US Army Field Manual 7-8

    CHAPTER 3
    PATROLLING

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    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    Kanpur, May 11 (PTI) Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) has developed a special bullet proof jacket which can absorb the impact of "Kirkee" - the most powerful bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle. A rigorous test of the bullet proof jacket has already been conducted in the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory at Chandigarh and it also cleared the parameters created by the Army under the General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR) 1318, Director of DMSRDE Arvind Kumar Saxena told reporters here today. The special bullet proof vest has been sent to the Army for further tests and after getting the final clearance it would be ready for supply, Saxena added. Weighing over 10kg, each jacket is priced in the range of Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000. "Till date the bullet proof vests available in the country can withstand the "normal" bullet fired by an AK-47, pistol or rifle," he said. Saxena remarked, "Defence ministry had asked us to manufacture a bullet proof jacket which could absorb the pressure of powerful "Kirkee" bullet fired from an AK-47 and projectiles of an INSAS rifle." Based on the inputs, the DMSRDE manufactured the special bullet proof jacket, he said, adding that the vest also covers the neck region. "The help of a Panvel-based firm S M Pulp, involved in manufacturing defence material, was taken in the making of the bullet proof jacket, but it was developed at DMSRDE and the quality control tests were performed by scientists here," he added. DMSRDE, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is responsible for research and development of material for the military services, including various types of protective clothing and equipment. PTI ZIR KAS


    DMSRDE develops special bullet proof jacket, IBN Live News
     
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    congratulations .

    is this our first attempt in making bullet proof jackets?
     
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    grt news.....
    but i dont think this is first attempt!!!
    but couldnt provide source....
     
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    10 kg for each jacket is good, earlier each plate used to have 10 kg wait and a jacket is used to have two plates, which means 20 kg with option to remove back plate as per mission requirement. So it is good attempt, but we need to reduce weight without compromising on quality.
     
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    Agreed, 10 Kgs is only the weight of the jacket, add to that other stuff that a soldier has to carry, either our soldiers have to become vikings or we have to reduce the weight of all the equipment carried by our soldiers.
     
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    @HA even the good patka, has weight of 10 kg to protect head, add to that 20 kg for the existing BPJ, add 4.5 kg for rifle, plus ammo and other basic things you are looking at over weight soldier, which effects his efficency.
     
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    Exactly my point sir, that's why i said either make our soldiers strong or reduce the weight they have to carry, to get the end result of increase efficiency.
     
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    Good to see indigenous stuff being made........
     
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    Modernisation of Infantry in India


    General

    The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) organised a seminar on “Modernisation of Infantry in India” on May 25, 2009 at the CLAWS campus. The seminar was attended by a large gathering of serving officers from the army and select guests from the strategic community. Lt Gen GK Duggal (Retd) chaired the seminar. Lt Gen Jasbir Singh, AVSM, VSM, Director General Infantry, delivered the Keynote Address. Col HS Faujdar presented a paper while Maj Gen GD Bakshi (Retd) and Brig Rahul Bhonsle (Retd) were the discussants.
     
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    Opening Remarks

    Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Director CLAWS, opened the proceedings by welcoming the participants. He highlighted the crucial role that the infantry battalions of the Indian Army have played in keeping the nation together through four wars and numerous internal security challenges. Brig Kanwal spoke about the dilemma of modernising for conventional conflict which is not very probable and sub-conventional conflict which is ongoing. He emphasised the need to find a viable meeting-ground.

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    Chair’s Remarks

    Lt Gen GK Duggal (Retd) emphasised the need of modernisation of Infantry but pointed out the need to prioritise the requirement. The US is fighting militants in Afghanistan and Iraq and has realised the need of keeping the Infantry as light as possible. In today’s environment unless the Infantry is adequately and appropriately equipped, it cannot confront the challenges being faced. There are deficiencies in the organisation and equipment which must be addressed by all concerned. The endeavour of the army should be to make the Infantry as light as possible and give our soldiers the right opportunities to operate with freedom. Lt Gen Duggal stressed the lack of cooperation and coordination with the research and development organisation and industry that should develop adequate capabilities to compete with the rest. He also pointed out that there is a tendency to exaggerate the threat perception and this needs to be checked.
     
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