Camouflages and Uniforms of the Indian Armed Forces, The Past, Present and Future

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This Tread is Created to Discuss the Camouflages and Uniforms of the Indian Armed Forces from the Past, Present and Future. Armed Forces Includes other than Army, Navy and Air Force all the Paramilitaries, CAPF, Local Police Forces and Counter-Insurgency and Terrorist Units across the country. Please Contribute to the thread with all info you have.
 
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I think this is the best standard issue DPM for IA Infantry in the future!!
Based on multicam pattern, suitable for multiple terrains India has except desert environment!!
1st option :-
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2nd option :-
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For desert environment, its another subject altogether!! First pattern comes to my mind, is
For Full Arid conditions, like Thar, then Tan colour should be dominant
Eg:-
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For Semi-Arid conditions
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Multicam variant under trials by the Indian Army. It'll be used in Arid, semi arid and mountainous terrains and probably in urban areas as well. So we need a pattern for tropical regions.

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Multicam variant under trials by the Indian Army. It'll be used in Arid, semi arid and mountainous terrains and probably in urban areas as well. So we need a pattern for tropical regions.

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Will IA have two sets of camouflage in the future?? I think that concept is very narrow and only stick to one!! It would be good we if we had two sets of uniform.
 

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I think this is the best standard issue DPM for IA Infantry in the future!!
Based on multicam pattern, suitable for multiple terrains India has except desert environment!!
1st option :-
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2nd option :-
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For desert environment, its another subject altogether!! First pattern comes to my mind, is
For Full Arid conditions, like Thar, then Tan colour should be dominant
Eg:-
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For Semi-Arid conditions
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I think Fleckentarn is a better Camo than Multicam. Multicam is overused now. Almost all countries in the world now have some form Multicam Uniforms.
 

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Multicam variant under trials by the Indian Army. It'll be used in Arid, semi arid and mountainous terrains and probably in urban areas as well. So we need a pattern for tropical regions.

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Indian Army needs issue subdued Military Formation Patches and Qualification Patches and Tabs for soldiers on the frontline.
 

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I think Fleckentarn is a better Camo than Multicam. Multicam is overused now. Almost all countries in the world now have some form Multicam Uniforms.
Hahaha, Last thing we want is the copyright claim from the Germans for using fleckentarn pattern, also its actually a failed camouflage pattern since not many countries opt for it, other than Germany and some Nordic countries!!
Since India has multiple terrains and climates, but go for DPM and dedicated desert pattern camo.
 

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Will IA have two sets of camouflage in the future?? I think that concept is very narrow and only stick to one!! It would be good we if we had two sets of uniform.
No, I think they are going to adopt theater specific camo.. I've heard that from an acquaintance in the military, but he isn't involved in the testing of samples, so he might have been wrong.
 

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I think Fleckentarn is a better Camo than Multicam. Multicam is overused now. Almost all countries in the world now have some form Multicam Uniforms.
The one IA is testing seems pretty unique to me. It's swatches are shaped like those on the British Multi Terrain Pattern, and the color palette seems suited for arid, semi arid and mountainous terrain. It can probably be fairly effective in areas with light foliage as well, owing to the use of shades of green.

I think similar one with a different color palette will be for areas with heavy foliage. Or, they might just stick with the current DPM for such areas. Which is just as well, because DPM is pretty effective in the jungles and such, especially when faded..

I don't think flecktarn is nearly as versatile as multicam, which is why multicam is so widely used.

The one we are trialing or some variation of it will be selected for service soon and be issued in 5-6 years. It'll see widespread use in another 8-9 years, maybe. However, front line troops might get it much sooner.
 

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No, I think they are going to adopt theater specific camo.. I've heard that from an acquaintance in the military, but he isn't involved in the testing of samples, so he might have been wrong.
Even better!!! But the problem is even in every Theatre, the climate and nature is diverse, so I don't know how it's going to work out!!
 

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Hahaha, Last thing we want is the copyright claim from the Germans for using fleckentarn pattern, also its actually a failed camouflage pattern since not many countries opt for it, other than Germany and some Nordic countries!!
Since India has multiple terrains and climates, but go for DPM and dedicated desert pattern camo.
I don’t think Fleckentarn is a failed Camo. It’s an excellent Camo which has worked well for the Germans in different terrain. They have used different variations of it all the way from the forests of Europe to Cold Wastelands of the Arctic and down to the Arid/Desert Areas of Afghanistan. I mean it will be a bigger copyright infringement if we start copying and mass Producing the British MTP. I believe the Copyright for the Pattern is owned by the British MOD and Multicam is owned by Crye.
 
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The one IA is testing seems pretty unique to me. It's swatches are shaped like those on the British Multi Terrain Pattern, and the color palette seems suited for arid, semi arid and mountainous terrain. It can probably be fairly effective in areas with light foliage as well, owing to the use of shades of green.

I think similar one with a different color palette will be for areas with heavy foliage. Or, they might just stick with the current DPM for such areas. Which is just as well, because DPM is pretty effective in the jungles and such, especially when faded..

I don't think flecktarn is nearly as versatile as multicam, which is why multicam is so widely used.

The one we are trialing or some variation of it will be selected for service soon and be issued in 5-6 years. It'll see widespread use in another 8-9 years, maybe. However, front line troops might get it much sooner.
The Reason I believe Multicam is now widely produced and used is because the Americans themselves. US Military is a trendsetter for the rest of world with every other state and non-state actor following there footsteps in adopting uniforms and equipment both there friends and even there enemies. Most countries want there forces to look elite like the US Armed Forces.
 

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Coming to think about it, India doesn't have its own designed camouflage pattern, where most top 30 militaristic countries have their own pattern designed in their country!!
For eg:-
South Korean DPM
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Other unknown country's Pentagon pattern!!
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Indonesian Army’s newly designed pattern
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