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Indian Army to go on major acquisition drive
The Indian Army will soon acquire a wide range of weapon systems, including howitzers and multi-rocket firing systems, while upgrading existing systems to qualitatively enhance its war-fighting skills, Army Chief Gen J J Singh said on Thursday.

"We are looking at further improving and enhancing our war-fighting skills and will acquire some weapon systems, particularly those serving as 'force-multipliers," he told journalists on the penultimate day of the Army Commanders' Conference here.

The Army Chief noted that while a highly motivated and properly trained soldier was imperative, he should also be given the requisite wherewithal in terms of modern weapons and syestems to fulfil his mission.

Asked about the specific weapons the force required, he said among others, it was looking for lighter small arms for the troops, with night vision capabilities, able to successfully engage and destroy the enemy.

"We also intend acquiring new medium artillery guns of 155mm calibre -- a mix of towed and self-propelled variants. Meanwhile, the work of upgrading our 130mm howitzers to 155mm is continuing," Gen Singh said, adding an upgrade of existing weapon platforms will also be done.

Also likely to figure among the acquisitions is the potent Russian-origin 'Smerch' multi-rocket launching system (MRLS) whose deal has been long-delayed, a well-placed Army source said.



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