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How about cutting sops/facilities provided to the useless, inept, incompetent, callous, inefficient behemoth of a system that supports parasites, such as politicians and babus, funded by Indian taxpayers?
Bro, many of the proposals luks gud. Again, defence personnel r better placed to tell us if it is gud or not.

It recommends doing away of ostentatious practices, parades, parties, outsourcing unit functions, cutting down multiple messes/canteens etc. It proposes reorganizing to save resources and simplifying things and reducing VIP culture within the army, and the news portal says the proposal is getting widespread acceptance within the army. Most of these curtails r for peace stations and not for forward troops, which luks gud, IMHO.

If this will save money and is actually used to buy weapons for the guys at the border, then why not?
 
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Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane visits Ambala-based Kharga Corps

The Chief of Army Staff also visited the Ambala Air Force base and lauded the synergy amongst the two forces.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane visits Ambala-based Kharga Corps


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  1. Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Monday visited the Ambala-based Kharga Corps and reviewed its security and operational preparedness.
  2. The Chief of Army Staff also visited the Ambala Air Force base and lauded the synergy amongst the two forces.
  3. The II Corps, popularly known as Kharga Corps, is one of the most potent formations of the Indian Army with significant offensive capabilities.

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Monday visited the Ambala-based Kharga Corps and reviewed its security and operational preparedness. The Chief of Army Staff also visited the Ambala Air Force base and lauded the synergy amongst the two forces.

The II Corps, popularly known as Kharga Corps, is one of the most potent formations of the Indian Army with significant offensive capabilities as it is mandated to deal with any eventuality in case of any military conflict with Pakistan.


The Army said General Naravane visited Ambala Cantonment to review the security and operational preparedness of Kharga Corps. The Chief of Army Staff was briefed by the General Officer Commanding Lt Gen SS Mahal and later he interacted with formation Commanders.

"He commended the formation for the high level of operational preparedness and appreciated the protection measures taken by the formation and units in the fight against COVID-19," the Army said in a statement. It said General Naravane exhorted all ranks to continue working with "zeal" and be prepared for any future operational challenges.
 

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in it arms trade register documents a 2003 deal for supply of 250 launchers and 3,000 Kornet-E missiles. This has been affirmed by writing of Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) where he mentioned induction of these missiles. It is generally believed that these missiles were imported after lesson learnt in employment of ATGMs in Kargil war. A missile like Kornet with heavy cum specialized warhead (thermobaric) will be able to take out the kind of fortified structures encountered during Kargil War.
Considering the relatively small number of launchers and missiles ordered, it is very likely that these were for specialized units like dedicated ATGM battalions (which existed earlier). But as explained in next section, ATGM units themselves have converted to tracked and wheeled Recce & Support (R&S) role.

It is not clear at present which arm - infantry or mechanized infantry - employs this potent missile.

(A.3.1) Missile details
9M113 Kornet (NATO reporting name: AT-14 ‘Spriggan’) is a heavy laser-beam riding ATGM which is meant to destroy the most well armoured tanks. It was developed as a successor to AT-4/AT-5 family of missiles with the objective of taking on the heavy western main battle tanks. But given the prize of the missile and state of Russian economy post 1991, one-on-one replacement was ruled out.
The missile has achieved fame, or notoriety, depending on who you speak to, for knocking out leading main battle tanks like US Abrams and Israeli Merkava. One of the main reasons ascribed to Hezbollah knocking out 40+ Israeli tanks during 2006 Lebanon invasion was use of Kornet-E missile.
The missile system consists of 9P163-1 portable launcher with 1P45-1 Sight Tracker, mechanical drives to steer the missile and 1PN79-1 Thermal Imager. The Kornet Missile comes in two configurations – 9M133-1 (anti-tank-HEAT-tandem warhead) and 9M133F-1 (thermobaric warhead for bunkers/fortified positions).
The missile weighs 29 kg with tube and the whole launcher with missile weights in excess of 50 Kg. The 1PN79-1 Thermal Imager itself weights more than 11 kg. Kornet-E is not exactly a man-portable system – it can be carried short-distance by a 2-man crew but needs a vehicle for longer range movement.
 

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Speed Of Indian Army’s Response At LAC Surprised China, Chinese Now Looking For A Way Out: Report
by Swarajya Staff - Oct 21, 2020 03:55 PM

Speed Of Indian Army’s Response At LAC Surprised China, Chinese Now Looking For A Way Out: Report
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The Indian Army's speed of response to China's aggression at the Line Of Actual Control (LAC) took the Chinese by surprise and they are now looking for a way out of this conflict, reports senior defence journalist Nitin Gokhale.
Speed of deployment by @adgpi surprised CCP PL Army reports our Editor-in-Chief @nitingokhale from the frontiers, somewhere in Ladakh @CaptDKS @skchatts @ajaynewsman @amitabhprevi @Vedmalik1 @StratNewsGlobal @realkaypius @bsdhanoa @Tiny_Dhillon @kayjay34350 @SinghNavdeep @dperi84 pic.twitter.com/RLxicAuJHD
— BharatShakti.in (@BharatShaktiBSI) October 20, 2020
As per Gokhale, the Indian Army is deployed closer to the LAC than it has ever been and is also matching China man-to-man.
The Chinese had initially thought that their aggression had taken India by surprise but the Indian Army's subsequent speed of response blindsided the Chinese, who are now looking for a way out.

Since the start of the current conflict, the Indian Army has taken China head on and has responded with force in conflicts like Galwan and also carried out readjustments in its positions along the LAC.
Reports have said that India crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh at seven places to counter transgressions by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into Indian territory.
Officials have asserted that this action by Indian forces has forced the Chinese to come to the negotiating table.
 
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What is ADB doing these days? No news..
has it even got operational/productive yet...
 

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Among the heavy stuff, I can see the venerable FH-77B, Pinaka and Swathi . The only thing missing is some tender caring love from the Brahmos. I guess the Brahmos regiments comes under a different corps or directly under Command HQ. There's a single Brahmos regiment under Eastern Command.

Then there are Galatz, Carl Gustav M3 , Tavor 21 with Mepro and Mars sights and a Star. SF grade stuff.

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India’s Para (Special Forces) to get new Assault Rifles from the United States for Jungle Warfare

Indian Army has placed orders for 1000+ for FN SCAR-H STD 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win caliber assault rifle from Belgian firearms company FN Herstal which has a manufacturing unit in the United States for Para (Special Forces) under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the US administration. FN SCAR-H assault rifle was developed by FN Herstal for United States Special Operations Command and is known as Special forces go to assault rifle which is very effective against in Jungle War conditions. FN SCAR-H can fire all types of 7.62mm ammunition and are made of special polymers and aluminum which makes the guns incredibly light with features like foldable buttstock and can be equipped with the FN40GL 40mm grenade launcher. KEY BENEFITS Compact and accurate Various barrel lengths available Comes standard with a foldable, adjustable buttstock (concave butt plate) allowing 2-position cheek rest height adjustment and 6-position length adjustment Additional buttstock configurations available: Foldable, adjustable buttstock (convex butt plate) Fixed, adjustable buttstock (concave butt plate) Foldable, adjustable offset buttstock for use with helmet visor Telescopic buttstock Receiver with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny type side rails and rail covers or KeyMod receiver Long one-piece top MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny type rail Lower MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny type rail with rail cover Flip-up mechanical sights High parts commonality and similar operator and armorer training throughout the FN SCAR® family resulting in minimized training time and maintenance costs The additional RFID tag or FN Smartcore® shot counter for improved small arms management available A wide range of accessories and cartridges available
 

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