Gen Bipin Rawat’s tenure to enter its third year, modernisation of the Indian Army top’s Army chief’s agenda

Infantry modernisation and procurement of missiles, attack helicopters and other key platforms will be topping the list of the Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in his third year as a chief.

Ahead of the Army Day Parade on Jan 15, the chief announced that an Integrated Battle Group (IBG) will be rolled out as a  part of an overall plan for further enhancing combat capability of the Indian Army. With infantry element, mechanised element, artillery corps and armoured formations in the IBG which will be tested during war games in May this year.

The Indian Army is also planning to get attack helicopters in the service and talks are going on with the Indian Air Force (IAF) about the ownership of the attack helicopters including the Apache Helicopters.

On Thursday, during the annual press interaction with the media the General said that while the Apache Helicopters which the IAF is getting is a “tank killer” Read More

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