Articles By Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh

Doing More With Less

Doing More With Less

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 20 Oct , 2022

“There is no need to continue doing a thing merely because it has been done in the Army for the last thirty or forty years; if this is the only reason for doing it, then it is high time we...

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GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 29 Jun , 2022

No military has ever outsourced Equipment Readiness; the Indian Army could be the first! The Indian Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation...

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Operational Testing and Evaluation of Weapons and Equipment

Operational Testing and Evaluation of Weapons and Equipment

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 30 Mar , 2022

There is a growing trend in the military to go in for complex weapon platforms without a careful examination of the real effects these high-tech wonder weapons will have on the battlefield. The...

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In Pursuit of the FRCV Pipedream

In Pursuit of the FRCV Pipedream

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Oct , 2021

“It isn’t about getting to the LAC quickly, it’s about winning there.” A fresh Request for Information (RFI) to procure over 1,700 Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs) has been issued by...

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Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 28 Jun , 2021

“In the Middle East War of 1973… it was only when the Israeli army enhanced its technical support… that 80 percent of the damaged tanks in the war could be recovered and sent back to the...

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Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics: Need for a Vision

Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics: Need for a Vision

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 25 Mar , 2021

“It’s all right to aim high if you have plenty of ammunition.” — Hawley R. Everhart The current stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has once again highlighted the fact that...

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Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

“In the 21st century, leaders who lack sufficient technical know – how, function at a marked disadvantage. An officer or a soldier who feels insecure about even a small portion of his weapon,...

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Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that...

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Equipment Sustainability: Key to Army’s Operational Readiness

Equipment Sustainability: Key to Army’s Operational Readiness

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 15 Nov , 2020

Keeping an army’s equipment in a combat-ready condition requires considerable personnel and financial resources. Roughly 8.5 percent of personnel in an Armoured Division and a shade less in...

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Building A Defence Industrial Base

Building A Defence Industrial Base

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 10 Apr , 2017

The 21st Century has been designated as the era of knowledge and knowledge workers. In the sphere of military operations, classical fire and manoeuvre has been gradually replaced by Information &...

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