India — Army Closer To Induct Attack Helicopters

India’s Defence Min­is­ter A. K. Antony, ordered the Indi­an Army to deploy addi­tion­al man pow­er in the north-east region to counter the grow­ing Chi­na threat.

 -
 -
Here you can find more infor­ma­tion about:

He informed the Indi­an Army while review­ing the mod­erni­sa­tion process to be pre­pared to induct more attack heli­copters into the force. The mod­erni­sa­tion of the Indi­an Army has been in the spot light since the for­mer Army Chief’s let­ters to the PM were leaked to the media. The let­ters point­ed severe short­ages in fight­ing equip­ment and sys­tems.

India cur­rent­ly has two attack heli­copter units, both under the com­mand and con­trol of the Army, but flown and main­tained by IAF pilots and per­son­nel. The approval from the Defence Min­istry to induct more advance attack heli­copters means that the two Mi-25/35 flights under two heli­copter units will soon be flown by Army Avi­a­tion pilots.

The IAF will induct the 22 brand new AH-64D Apache Block III attack heli­copters from Boe­ing and, lat­er, the Light Com­bat Heli­copter.

The Defence Min­is­ter also reviewed the process of acqui­si­tion of artillery guns and asked the Army to reform it’s acqui­si­tion process. The Army has been told to step up infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment in the North East. Infra­struc­ture of ammu­ni­tion stor­age sys­tems will also be upgrad­ed in the north-east region.

The Army has been told to pri­ori­tise weapons acqui­si­tion and focus on crit­i­cal areas to plug exist­ing gaps.

Source:
www.DefenceNews.in

The web­site is ded­i­cat­ed to give a com­plete, swift and day-to-day cov­er­age of all the lat­est hap­pen­ings in the world of Indi­an Defence and Aero­space in an accu­rate, objec­tive, cred­i­ble and com­pre­hen­sive man­ner.

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →