History TV18’s new series puts the spotlight on the Indian Army’s weaponry

MUMBAI: History TV18’s upcoming original series, ‘Firepower: Defending India’ puts the spotlight on the Indian Army’s weaponry, logistics, technology, training, and tactics. The show, airing 7 May onwards, is also a tribute to those who put themselves in the line of fire, to defend the motherland. This is a part of History TV18’s military sub-genre.

The weekly series shall unfold over six thematic half-hour episodes, featuring spectacular battlefield recreations in a variety of combat scenarios. It takes viewers to remote outposts and the frontline with artillery batteries; inside Special Forces missions and recon ops; inside battle tanks, helicopter drop zones and into the heat of heart-stopping infantry charges. As the action explodes on screen, incredible details emerge about the Indian Army’s challenges and capabilities.

Each episode will feature high-impact stories and never seen images, with narratives that are fact-packed and machine-gun quick.

The series was shot in diverse locations – from the burning Thar Desert to icy Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield. Filmed in 4K and High Definition, intense war-zone scenes have been recreated in rich detail. On-ground, helicopter-mounted and helmet-cam images will transport the viewer deep into the thick of the action. Live ammunition fire, TNT explosions, and CGI enhanced sequences to ensure a gritty, heart-pounding viewing experience.

With access to weapon systems and military personnel, the series is being positioned as being a first-of-its-kind ringside view of one of the world’s largest armies. The brand-defining original production also provides unique insights into the challenges of defending India – a vast country with incredibly varied terrain and conditions. The series showcases the Indian Army’s strength, battle readiness, and technological ingenuity.

A+E Networks | TV18 MD and Network18 COO Avinash Kaul said, “The enormous success of our local production: ‘Special Operations India’ has encouraged us to showcase the might of the Indian army in all its glory through ‘Firepower’. Such shows are a testament to our commitment to bring forth the finest content related to contemporary Indian history and are instrumental in cementing our position at the forefront of the factual entertainment genre in India.”

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