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Indian Army struggles to stay fighting fit

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    Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/indian-army-struggles-to-stay-fighting-fit/97936-3-p0.html

    Young soldiers trekked up the heights of Kargil 10 years ago and won a war for India. It was a miracle-- those soldiers were ill equipped and it was their guts and grit that won the war.

    Five years after the Kargil war was won the Indian Army was battling with the Government for better bulletproof jackets. CNN-IBN has copies of letters written by the Rashtriya Rifles and Headquarters Quarters 16 Corps dating as far back as 2004 for better bulletproof jackets.

    Soldiers complain their bulletproof jackets are heavy, cumbersome and sag towards the front, thus leaving upper parts of the chest, shoulder and neck exposed.

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    Air Force, Navy struggle with old fleet of troubles

    Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/air-force-navy-struggle-with-old-fleet-of-troubles/97938-3.html

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is guarding the country with less. It has 32 flying squadrons when it must have 39.

    "Unless immediate steps are taken to arrest the reduction in Indian Air Force's force levels, the nation will for the first time in its history lose the conventional military edge over Pakistan". That is what Air Marshal S P Tyagi said in a letter to the Government in September 2006 when he was the IAF chief.

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