Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicArtillery

Topic: Artillery

Why artillery, Russia’s ‘god of war’, couldn’t crush the Ukrainians & what it means for India

Massed guns have proved unable to compete with precision-guided modern weapons. The final piece of a 3-part series on lessons for India's military from the Ukraine war.

Boost for indigenous firepower: ATAGS set for final trial, Dhanush clears fresh firing test

Dhanush needed fresh trials after Army flagged production quality issues. Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System was found to have 'inconsistency' in overall performance in trials last June.

India’s artillery modernisation programme must not go the vaccine way

Rather than working in silos, the Army and the govt must look at the fastest way possible to realise Field Artillery Rationalisation Programme, designed in 1999.

Catapult guns & Tampella mortars, 2 long-serving artillery systems Army just decommissioned

Catapult guns had been in Army’s inventory for nearly 4 decades while Tampella mortars were inducted after 1962 war. They were decommissioned Tuesday.

With Dhanush howitzer, Artillery Corps lends a major combat arm to Indian Army at LoC

Dhanush howitzer makes outranged Pakistani artillery units more vulnerable to Indian counter-battery fire, something India has wanted since the Kargil War.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.