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Indian Army requires 200 armoured fighting vehicles for Pakistan border

The army recently announced its plan to procure 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) for reconnaissance and support to tank regiments in mechanised warfare. ​The army plans to use these AFVs in the plain sectors of Punjab and Rajasthan. It wants that these AFVs should be able to operate in not only developed areas in this region, but in riverine terrain as well.

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    The Indian Army had sent a proposal to the Defence Ministry for approval. The ministry, after approving it, further sent it to the Cabinet for clearance, but due to technical reasons it has not been approved and sent back, sources said. "The Army needs approval for three posts from Cabinet as these are joint secretary level and above posts."

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    The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. In addition to fire and forget capability, the missile also has the ability to fire, observe and update, providing substantial flexibility to the firer to pinpoint the impact point.

    Army Chief General Bipin Rawat witnessed newly-acquired Spike anti-tank guided missiles in function at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, Ar...

    A Srinagar-based defence spokesperson said an Avalanche Rescue Team following the patrol immediately rushed and managed to locate and pull out all members of the team. Army helicopters were pressed into service to rescue them, he added. "However, despite best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed in the avalanche," he said.

    In Kashmir zone, 26,594 youths — 15,264 from north Kashmir districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora for 873 posts, 6,013 from central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal for 813 posts and 5,317 from south Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag for 1,243 posts — have applied, a police spokesman has revealed.

    There were 188 Army cadets, 38 Naval cadets, 37 Air Force cadets and 20 cadets from friendly foreign countries. The foreign cadets belonged to Bhutan, Tajikistan, the Maldives, Vietnam, Mauritius, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The president's gold medal was awarded to Captain Majji Giridhar for standing first in overall order of merit.

    The number of recruitment of locals into terrorist ranks so far this year is 110, officials said. This is lower as compared to the 128 and 214 terrorist recruitments in 2017 and last year respectively.

    The exercises are the ‘Indra’ tri-services with Russia, ‘Hand in Hand’ with China, ‘Mitra Shakti’ with Sri Lanka and ‘Surya Kiran’ with Nepal.

    The military pruned its original requirement of 5,720 sniper rifles and 10 million rounds of ammunition, which would have cost $140 million, to prioritize spending and advance the purchase of more modern equipment, people with knowledge of the matter said, asking not to be identified as the information isn’t public.

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