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Spear Corps goes hi-tech
Published on 3 Dec. 2009 12:23 AM IST
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Spear Technical Centre was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding HQ 3 Corps, Lt Gen N.K Singh, AVSM, VSM at Rangapahar Military Station which was attended by senior military officials and executives of Tata Motors. The General Officer also inaugurated ‘Speartech-09’ which included ‘innovation display’ and presentation on e-learning by the EME – the ‘Eagles’ and business partner-The Tata Motors Ltd. In his key note address, Lt Gen N K Singh said the successful outcome of any military operations would weigh heavily in favour of armies that can utilize newer cutting edge technologies and emphasized on the compelling need for ‘technology transition management’ to manage the absorption, adaptation and assimilation of technology for maximizing the effective exploitation of equipment in the hand of the troops, as today’s soldier is required to operate with highly sophisticated and complex equipment. Aptly named the ‘Speartech-09’, around forty innovations carried out by the army and Assam Rifles units - to meet the operational requirements, were on display. The Army Service Corps under Lt Col R Gupta also put up a locally innovated equipment to check adulteration in petroleum and food products. ‘Development of user friendly technology, maximum efficacy of weapon system which could pin down the enemy in battle and terrorists in disturbed areas without causing any collateral damage and civil casualties’ should be the focus the General added. Appreciating the efforts and initiative taken by Brigadier Souresh Bhattacharya and his team, the Corps Commander stated that the event should be an annual feature and to consider a system of incentives for deserving and significant innovations by the units in future. He applauded the contribution of Tata Motors for providing technical support and assistance to the army even in the remotest areas in Manipur. He specially complimented Ashish Chandravanshi, senior manager, Defence Support (Eastern Region) of Tata Motors and his team of executives.

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