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India To Equip Its Army Units With Night Vision Devices

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India To Equip Its Army Units With Night Vision Devices. Photo Credit: Indian Express


India is equipping its army border units with long range light machine guns and night vision devices (NVDs) to take on Pakistani snipers along the border with the neighbouring country.

The Indian Army has asked for night sights from global manufacturers in order to help soldiers fire 7.62 mm Light Machine Guns (LMGs) accurately in any visibility. The decision was taken in the wake of Indian Army having lost 25 soldiers within two months as a result sniping and mortar fire from across the border.

India needs these long-range 24x7 LMGs to dissuade Pakistani snipers from taking up positions to harass Indian soldiers manning posts along the border. "In terms of design, metallurgy and performance parameters, the sight should be ‘state of the art'.

The night sight should be capable of providing the desired performance across all spectrum of employment in the Indian terrain and climatic conditions.

“The sight should comply with laid down military standards and other international standards in vogue," reads a document of the proposal issued by the Indian Army, Sputnik News reported Thursday.

The range of detection of a human target at minimum 1000 meters will be hold much importance in the mountainous Himalayan region where life of soldiers posted within visual range remains at stake especially on the front with Pakistan. The Indian Army has for long sought a new 7.62 mm LMG.

Though Indian defense scientists have developed 7.62 mm LMG, it is not clear whether the army has approved it for induction.

It is known that Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) is one of the contenders for the tender with its Negev NG7.

IWI has already received orders for the 5.56 mm LMG. It claims the NEGEV NG-7 is a derivative of the 5.56 LMG. This seeks to place IWI in an advantageous position to meet the army's need for 7.62 mm LMG with a semi-automatic mode.

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/17..._Units_With_Night_Vision_Devices#.WEvNYRp97b0
 

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This is what I hate about Indian Army, why go global when global's best come to India to procure.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/In...timillion-dollar-contracts/article7873818.ece

Tonbo provides night vision products to Indian Navy also to USA "DARPA". why are they overlooking them.

http://www.tataadvancedsystems.com/static.php?id=60
TATA has "OPTRONICS" night vision systems. They have a partnership with Exelis of US. They are the biggest provider of night vision systems to US forces. Why not get it from them. :hitwall:


BEL has been providing NVD'S (night vision devices) to Indian forces for a long time. They are also setting up a manufacturing facility at a cost of 300 cr.
https://defence.pk/threads/construction-on-bels-advanced-night-vision-facility-to-begin.449945/

Just to name a couple, why are they not buying from these guys.
 

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This is what I hate about Indian Army, why go global when global's best come to India to procure.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/In...timillion-dollar-contracts/article7873818.ece

Tonbo provides night vision products to Indian Navy also to USA "DARPA". why are they overlooking them.

http://www.tataadvancedsystems.com/static.php?id=60
TATA has "OPTRONICS" night vision systems. They have a partnership with Exelis of US. They are the biggest provider of night vision systems to US forces. Why not get it from them. :hitwall:


BEL has been providing NVD'S (night vision devices) to Indian forces for a long time. They are also setting up a manufacturing facility at a cost of 300 cr.
https://defence.pk/threads/construction-on-bels-advanced-night-vision-facility-to-begin.449945/

Just to name a couple, why are they not buying from these guys.
Tell me a single incident in which IA supports indigenous weapons outside ballistic missile envelop.
 

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Tell me a single incident in which IA supports indigenous weapons outside ballistic missile envelop.

Parrikar has to put his foot down and if they give him issues then he has to put his foot in their mouth. That's it, my way or the highway.
 

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Tell me a single incident in which IA supports indigenous weapons outside ballistic missile envelop.

There are some.





etc

But yes, they should be more involved with industry.

This is what I hate about Indian Army, why go global when global's best come to India to procure.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/In...timillion-dollar-contracts/article7873818.ece

Tonbo provides night vision products to Indian Navy also to USA "DARPA". why are they overlooking them.

http://www.tataadvancedsystems.com/static.php?id=60
TATA has "OPTRONICS" night vision systems. They have a partnership with Exelis of US. They are the biggest provider of night vision systems to US forces. Why not get it from them. :hitwall:


BEL has been providing NVD'S (night vision devices) to Indian forces for a long time. They are also setting up a manufacturing facility at a cost of 300 cr.
https://defence.pk/threads/construction-on-bels-advanced-night-vision-facility-to-begin.449945/

Just to name a couple, why are they not buying from these guys.

Pretty much a big joke, yes. These orders can seriously scale up Tonbo Imagings, MKUs, etc. Who are small, but extremely competent at what they do.
 

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