Indian Army Artillery Systems : News and Updates

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Maintenance and training.

The best a 6 week crash course can create is ragtag Taliban militia. Pakistan did it. Anything which Taliban weren't able to do, is likely going to be the result of Ukraine militia as time passes.
The proposed Training period for Agniveer also 6 weeks...
 

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ATAGS
 

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You can clearly see the uncontrolled recoil od the gun in first 0:00 to 0:07 of this video. Indian military in general avoid these type of " covering hole with shade/darkness " method. If you want a 155 cal, buy new design instead of uprating 130 mm to 155.
 
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You can clearly see the uncontrolled recoil od the gun in first 0:00 to 0:07 of this video. Indian military in general avoid these type of " covering hole with shade/darkness " method. If you want a 155 cal, buy new design instead of uprating 130 mm to 155.
M46 is a field gun. For that it's good enough. Firing at higher angles can obviously be done too, but not practical as it would be very difficult to shoot and scoot.
 
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Ankit Kumar

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Does the uprating to 155 mm is good or bad?
Extends the life of system, it's cheap, gives us an option to fire a 155mm shell at greater than 30km range.

Keep in mind it outguns almost all artillery of Pak Army. Only the Turkish Panter towed and the new Chinese truck mounted sh15 have comparable range.

And it outguns them at a large range of 10-15 km. That is crucial, it will allow the batteries to remain 10-15 km inside of Indian territory and still take out pakistani targets. And counter battery fire against it will be difficult as Pakistanis will need to bring heavy artillery very near to the border to target a batter 15 km inside.

It is not an ideal solution. But for its cost it's a fine interim system.
 

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Brand New Indian Army 155mm K9 Vajra SPGH On The Way And Army Will Have Least 10 Regiments Of Vajra SPGH, Each Regiment Has 18 SPGH & 10 Regiments Will Have Least 180 Numbers, this SPGH is a game changer in both Eastern & Western Sectors, Can also use American Excalibur Rounds also, The ammunition of various variation of this system is Made In India too, at 50tons It can go anywhere.
 
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But with better infra and more threats along LAC. I am pretty sure that by 2025, we will want 10 regiments of K9 for that portion only. And a minimum 8 regiments or like 140-150 units for along Pakistan border.

Anyways 2 decades back we did have like 15+ or so SPH regiments of 105mm British systems and 122mm Soviet systems. So this 10 regiments number is from that era only.

For 155/52 SPH system, a modest requirement is easily over 500 units. Counter Battery fire and loitering munitions are a serious threat, meaning we cannot arm our frontline combined arms formations with something like ATAGS.
 

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But with better infra and more threats along LAC. I am pretty sure that by 2025, we will want 10 regiments of K9 for that portion only. And a minimum 8 regiments or like 140-150 units for along Pakistan border.

Anyways 2 decades back we did have like 15+ or so SPH regiments of 105mm British systems and 122mm Soviet systems. So this 10 regiments number is from that era only.

For 155/52 SPH system, a modest requirement is easily over 500 units. Counter Battery fire and loitering munitions are a serious threat, meaning we cannot arm our frontline combined arms formations with something like ATAGS.

It's unclear though. Is it 10 regiments or 10 new regiments? 'Cause the former is just 100 more guns, whereas early reports talked about bringing the total new order up to 200. That's 15 regiments.

We have two armoured brigades in Ladakh and two in Sikkim, so that's 4 K9 regiments needed there. There may be a possibility of a fifth one in the NE. So there will be at least 10 regiments equipping 10 brigades facing Pakistan, not counting 2 catapult regiments for the 2 Arjun brigades.

The rest will get the MGS.
 

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It's unclear though. Is it 10 regiments or 10 new regiments? 'Cause the former is just 100 more guns, whereas early reports talked about bringing the total new order up to 200. That's 15 regiments.

We have two armoured brigades in Ladakh and two in Sikkim, so that's 4 K9 regiments needed there. There may be a possibility of a fifth one in the NE. So there will be at least 10 regiments equipping 10 brigades facing Pakistan, not counting 2 catapult regiments for the 2 Arjun brigades.

The rest will get the MGS.
In only my opinion it's 10 new regiments.

As of now what we can say with some certainty that
1. Even before K9s were taken to Leh and it performed well , a requirement of 2-5 additional regiments in the same configuration for border along Pakistan was intended.

2. 10 regiments order for reorganization along whole LAC. Because rest assured more changes are going to come along China front. 2024 end should see defecits along Arunachal be filled. I don't know if armour can be deployed there but we surely are looking at large number of mobile artillery pieces there.
 
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In only my opinion it's 10 new regiments.

As of now what we can say with some certainty that
1. Even before K9s were taken to Leh and it performed well , a requirement of 2-5 additional regiments in the same configuration for border along Pakistan was intended.

2. 10 regiments order for reorganization along whole LAC. Because rest assured more changes are going to come along China front. 2024 end should see defecits along Arunachal be filled. I don't know if armour can be deployed there but we surely are looking at large number of mobile artillery pieces there.

The requirement was for 100 tracked SPH and 180 wheeled SPH. The wheeled one was subsumed into the K9, so there's no more wheeled requirement.

AP will get light tanks, and I don't think these are meant to form brigades of their own, they will just be part of mountain brigades.