Vice Chief of Indian Army to Address Soldier Modernisation at New Delhi Conference

Aug 08, 2011, 02:00 ET from Defence IQ

LONDON, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

 

As the Indian Armed Forces embark upon one of the most sweeping, multi-billion dollar infantry modernisation programmes in the world, the Vice Chief of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General A.S. Lamba, will be briefing delegates at Defence IQ's Soldier Modernisation India conference in October on the strategy for future infantry development, and where investment will be prioritised.

Faced with the increasing threats of urban insurgency and sophisticated acts of terrorism, the Indian Armed Forces are currently carrying out the most thorough soldier modernisation programme the country has ever seen. Begun in 2008, the Futuristic Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS) programme aims to improve the lethality and sustainability of Indian infantrymen over the next ten years by investing billions of US dollars into creating a fully integrated soldier, equipped with the highest level of digitised technology for increased situational awareness and real-time updates, as well as lightweight protective clothing and equipment to minimise injury whilst maintaining mobility.

Speaking on day one of the conference, Lieutenant General Lamba will be joined on the expert speaker panel by other key decision makers from the Indian Armed Forces involved in the F-INSAS programme including:

  • Lieutenant General J.P. Singh, Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army
  • Lieutenant General Nerender Singh, Director General Infantry, Indian Army
  • Lieutenant General N.P. Singh, Director General Information Systems, Indian Army

In addition to specific plans for soldier modernisation and the future technology that will be introduced into the Indian Army, these senior officers will be briefing delegates on current capability gaps, opportunities for tenders and the Indian Armed Forces' procurement process for new technology and equipment.

Full event information and delegate registration is available online at http://www.SoldierModIndia.com. Defence IQ is offering all serving members of the Indian Armed Forces, as well as international Flag Officers 1* and above, a free pass to attend the conference.  Passes can be requested from Calum Jeffray at defence@iqpc.co.uk. Details of related Defence IQ events are available at http://www.defenceiq.com.

Calum Jeffray | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ | Tel: +44(0)20-7368-9300


SOURCE Defence IQ