Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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Looks like a derivative of the PC amreeki marines are using.
At front it looks like a chest rig and from behind seems it have a plate pouch there...so all seems pretty good

If i would be nit picking, then not sure why it is a combination of chest rig(front) & plate carrier(back)...when it needs to have two minimalistic plate bag on both side being joined through a skeletal cummerbund and movable shoulder strap and not those M/F link connector( they don’t provide the best fit for the carrier )
 

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At front it looks like a chest rig and from behind seems it have a plate pouch there...so all seems pretty good

If i would be nit picking, then not sure why it is a combination of chest rig(front) & plate carrier(back)...when it needs to have two minimalistic plate bag on both side being joined through a skeletal cummerbund and movable shoulder strap and not those M/F link connector( they don’t provide the best fit for the carrier )
No there seems to be a place to insert HAP in front as well.. Would be pointless otherwise.
 

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Just curious that in Army unit say a company or a battalion, who carries a carbine. How many carbines are needed in a unit?
 

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Just curious that in Army unit say a company or a battalion, who carries a carbine. How many carbines are needed in a unit?
An Infantry unit is split into many positions.
For Frontline troops, they are always provided Assault Rifles for range and endurance!
For troops who are reserved for light attack role and fast mobility after attack such as RR, QATs,who predominantly work in Urban Environment and Close Quarters are provided with Carbines, even issued for Naval/Coast Guard VBSS Commandos!
As of now, a total of 3.5 lakh carbines are in requirement throughout the IA, and 93,000 are required for Emergency purchase through a foriegn manufacturer!
 

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An Infantry unit is split into many positions.
For Frontline troops, they are always provided Assault Rifles for range and endurance!
For troops who are reserved for light attack role and fast mobility after attack such as RR, QATs,who predominantly work in Urban Environment and Close Quarters are provided with Carbines, even issued for Naval/Coast Guard VBSS Commandos!
As of now, a total of 3.5 lakh carbines are in requirement throughout the IA, and 93,000 are required for Emergency purchase through a foriegn manufacturer!
Your point does not make sense. These carbines are replacing 9mm Sten Gun.. The Sten guns are not carried by troops you describe above.
 

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Your point does not make sense. These carbines are replacing 9mm Sten Gun.. The Sten guns are not carried by troops you describe above.
I am only giving the nature of how carbines are traditionally used by Infantrymen. I am not talking about getting replaced by certain gun. In general nature, a carbine is used by high mobility Infantrymen, since they haven't been replaced by older weapons like you mentioned, carbines haven't been used by IA for their intended purpose and this problem has been going on over a decade.
 

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Just curious that in Army unit say a company or a battalion, who carries a carbine. How many carbines are needed in a unit?
Maybe officers, JCOs and NCOs. Because they need to lead from the front, and hence require a short range weapon, apparently. And Ghatak platoon. More soldiers would need it in a RR or AR battalion for COIN ops.
 

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Maybe officers, JCOs and NCOs. Because they need to lead from the front, and hence require a short range weapon, apparently. And Ghatak platoon. More soldiers would need it in a RR or AR battalion for COIN ops.
This is not including soldiers at LoC and LAC. There all soldiers will carry battle rifles or assault rifles, because engagement ranges will be over 400m
 

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Your point does not make sense. These carbines are replacing 9mm Sten Gun.. The Sten guns are not carried by troops you describe above.
Mechanized Infantry, tank crews, Military Police.. Carbines were meant to be carried in congested spaces. But most of the 360000 weapons will go to COIN units and infantry, followed by Mech inf.
 

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Maybe officers, JCOs and NCOs. Because they need to lead from the front, and hence require a short range weapon, apparently. And Ghatak platoon. More soldiers would need it in a RR or AR battalion for COIN ops.
‘More likely the scenario as you say.
 

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Here's hoping the general staff aren't complete fools, and choose a carbine that takes AK mags and is chambered in 762x39. That way the frontline troops will have the same mags and ammo as the reserve troops. This will lead to a simplified supply chain, logistics, and interoperability. 556x45 is no longer required for the army. 762x51 (Sigs) and 762x39 (Aks) are more than capable of replacing 556x45.
 
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Here's hoping the general staff aren't complete fools, and choose a carbine that takes AK mages and is chambered in 762x39. That way the frontline troops will have the same mags and ammo as the reserve troops. This will lead to a simplified supply chain, logistics, and interoperability. 556x45 is no longer required for the army. 762x51 (Sigs) and 762x39 (Aks) are more than capable of replacing 556x45.
If the carbines ever come...
 

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