Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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Good if they don't agree on our price. Kick them out and build improved insas derivatives or give contract to sss defense.
We should be just focusing on Sig and caracal. Its easier for the army to operate if rely on only one weapon system.
 

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Our army is too huge for single weapon system.
Besides mass weapon has to be affordable.
If we give option to sig or caracal, I am sure they can figure something out. After all the total amount of guns will around 22 lakhs.
 

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Some details about the SATHI system developed by Indian companies for the IA. It was a tactical computer in pre-smartphone era. It was undergoing trials before the project was callously scrapped in the early 2000s. IA recently has re-launched the program to develop "SATHI 2.0".
 

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Army to procure multipurpose survival kits for infantry troops
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/army-to-procure-multipurpose-survival-kits-for-infantry-troops/articleshow/76696468.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army will procure multipurpose survival kits for foot soldiers as part of its infantry modernisation plan, said Army sources on Monday. The sources stated that the Army will be floating an open tender to procure these kits in which foreign vendors will also be able to bid.

Each such kit should consist of components such as drop point blade, wire cutter, electric wire stripper, flat blade screwdriver and can opener, the sources noted.

The Indian Army has drawn a mega plan for infantry modernisation under which various equipment are being procured.
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One example of Survival Kit :

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Any word on a make in India deal for the SIG 716? This is supposed to be the rifle for frontline troops, and India requires way more than 70K. I'm guessing all other troops will get AK 203s. I haven't heard anything about the Caracal, maybe more 203s will be made to fill that requirement.
 

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Any word on a make in India deal for the SIG 716? This is supposed to be the rifle for frontline troops, and India requires way more than 70K. I'm guessing all other troops will get AK 203s. I haven't heard anything about the Caracal, maybe more 203s will be made to fill that requirement.
Is there a plan to manufacture Sig716 in India either in the private sector or OFB?. Any latest news on this?. The 7.62 * 51 calibre bullet is a powerful round, no doubt but is it meant for the China border for mountain warfare or will it be issued to troops on the Pakistan border also. What is the exact role envisaged for the 7.62 * 51 rifles. Counter insurgency role is ruled out for the 7.62 * 51 rifle, I guess?.

Is the 5.56 * 45 round going to be the new Carbine round or is the 7.62 * 39 round going to fulfil that role. There is talk of the Ak-203 being used in the Carbine role.
What is the strength of the recoil of the 7.62 * 39 rifle vis- a- vi's the 5.56 * 45 rifle.
Can the 7.62 * 39 rifle replace the 5.56 * 45 rifle in the Carbine role.
What is the thinking of the Army on these issues?.
 

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World's 1st bulletproof helmet against AK-47 bullets developed by Indian Army Major
Lucknow: An Indian Army Major who had developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets, has now developed a helmet which is claimed to be first such in the world that can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of 10 meters.


"The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra who has also developed a full-body protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even sniper rifles," Army officials told news agency ANI.






The officer is part of the Indian Army's College of Military Engineering and had got into the development of bulletproof jackets after he had received gunshots on his vintage bulletproof jacket.


Along with this, Indian Army's College of Military Engineering jointly with a private firm has developed India's first and world's cheapest gunshot locator. It can locate the exact location of the bullet from distance of 400 meters which will help to locate and neutralise terrorists faster.

During 2016-17, 50,000 bulletproof jackets had been procured for Indian Army through Revenue route. The Contract for procurement of 1,86,138 BPJs through Capital route, under Buy (Indian) category, has been concluded in April 2018. Further, a contract for procurement of 1,58,279 Ballistic Helmet through Capital route had been concluded in December 2016," the then Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre had informed Lok Sabha in a written reply in July 2018.


The College of Military Engineering (CME) at Pune, a premier tactical & Technical training institution is the alma mater of the Corps of Engineers.


CME is responsible for training of personnel of the Corps of Engineers besides imparting instructions in Combat Engineering, CBRN Protection, Works Services and GIS matters to the personnel of All Arms & Services.
 

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