Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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Rest are combat support troops(signals , mortar troops , recce , medical ) , battalion and company HQ troops , Battalion reserve . Each battalion has 700 men , not 900-1000

And the Bharat Rakshak link shared yesterday, showed 909 has battalion strength
 

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And the Bharat Rakshak link shared yesterday, showed 909 has battalion strength

From this article - An infantry battalion usually has a strength of 15-20 officers and 650-800 other ranks (JCOs, NCOs and ORs). RANK AND FILE An infantry battalion is commanded by an officer of the rank of a Colonel.




It seems like there is variation in troop strength depending upon the battalion . So both of us are correct it seems
 

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i think you have comprehension issues or you are just trying to change the topic. We were talking about infantry communications at the platoon and section level not the ballistic helmets they are being issued . You don't require Comtacs for every soldier in a simple infantry section. You already have radio operators with every section responsible for providing communication to the section . Infantry sections operates in a limited radius of 100m , not beyond that and they can effectively relay communication over such a small distance . They are not SF teams which cover long distances with small detatchments of troops , infantry masses it's manpower at the enemy and overwhelms him with firepower and maneuvering .
nope , when they are operating within a limited radius where communication is relayed effectively without requiring special equipment you don't need communications system for every infantry man , that is costly and will waste funds . Regular infantry sections have a defined objective in the battle field where circumstances have predictable results . i will agree with you Only for troops involved in CI ops where uncertainty is high during operations and they require such capabilities where every man can communicate with the rest of the section as well as the SF troops but regular infantry dosen't need this .
The reason why you're talking about comprehension issues is because you never understood my point regarding radios till now, There's three ways a section leader/team leader can communicate within his section: Hand signals, shouting, or by going to each soldier and personally relaying commands. This system is very open to manipulation and can easily result in fault-lines like misunderstood commands, inefficiency in relaying messages and difficulty in communicating over distances to sections split into fireteams etc. If there's one expensive modernisation that takes precedence over everything else like the AK-203, it should be the radios. Not every soldier needs a manpack, but a hand-held alone is more than sufficient and can vastly improve the adaptability and effectiveness of a section in combat.
 

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“Everybody is a Gangster till the Real '𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐬' Shows Up!

Gear in Use:
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➟ WASP Belt Platform
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Not sure if he’s regular infantry or SF so I’ve posted this here also.
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Can I post snippets and links regarding Indian Army Operetiins in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s on this thread?
Maybe here?
 

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Indian Army to take 72k rifles from Indian firms that were supposed to be bought from American firm Sig Sauer
After the scrapping of second order for 72,000 Sig-716 rifles from the American firm Sig Sauer, Officials have said that the planned orders for the rifles are now going to be given to the Indian Private Arms manufacturer who have made significant developments in this field.

For example, the Indo-Israeli Joint Venture PLR systems has already started manufacturing all the variants of the Galil rifle and is currently being evaluated by the Indian Army.

Another firm SSS Defense has also presented its new 7.62 millimeters by 39 caliber rifle Ak type Assault Rifle to the Indian Army at the recently held North Tech Symposium 2022. SSS Defence has earlier revealed their P-72 family of Assault Rifles, Carbines and two Sniper rifle variants named Viper and Saber.
 

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