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by Jagan
13 Aug 2017 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Guddu wrote:+100, setting up the "mobile site" has had the unintended consequence of making BRF inaccessible on a cell phone. And sir, the 21st century term is cell phone, mobiles are so last century.


Now Fixed - .. Yes - unintended consequence!
by Jagan
10 Sep 2016 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

The IAF aircraft strength data needs updation 111 HU at Bareilly is equipped with HAL Dhruv http://www.rediff.com/news/report/iaf-inducts-dhruv-mk-iii-choppers-at-bareilly/20120208.htm HU establishment strength is 10, not 12 17 sq is re-equipped with Su-30MKI 18 sq is number plated Thanks TSarkar.....
by Jagan
22 Aug 2016 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

cant access it from US either. 1000Hrs EST. will follow up.
by Jagan
21 Aug 2016 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Kakarat wrote:I have some photos of Indian Air force and Indian Navy aircraft, please let me know to whom i have to send them for updating BR Gallery


Kakarat Can you email to iafhistory@gmail.com please.
by Jagan
20 Aug 2016 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

matrimc wrote:That said, I have q for Chetak. Why bother if nobody knows who you are and fro. Where you are logging in and at what your local time?


His wife knows.. thats enough.
by Jagan
15 Aug 2016 01:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 89652

Re: BR Forum Feedback

All points to Seetal for the hours toiled for this.

Btw new template/layout is mobile friendly... :) Colours can be changed . No big deal.
by Jagan
22 Jan 2016 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Ramana,

Its already there.. start from here http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/archives/MONITOR/

The old site was built using static HTML pages, so the URLS will need to be redirected.. if you find a broken link.. just insert "/archives/" and it will work
by Jagan
03 Jan 2016 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 465
Views: 62795

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

I thought it should be fairly clear by now that members who do not wish to participate can opt out of participating, but they cannot request for deletion of all their previous posts for obvious reasons. (all those missing posts will make the rest of the discussion look stupid and one sided.). So, Th...
by Jagan
22 Nov 2015 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 372244

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Read this news on IDRW... not sure how authentic it is. But if it is - Respected Def Minister should take care of it going ahead - Link http://s4.firstpost.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PARRIKAR_GUARDOFHONOUR.jpg From the BR FRONTPAGE http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/cms/blog/5169-the-outrage-over-the...
by Jagan
16 Nov 2015 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

shiv wrote:Rare footage from Chhamb sector in 1965
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCzZZE6Qp4

Thats actually from the 71 war shiv.. but rare nevertheless
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

There is some excellent stuff from the Pakistani side about the battle for Phillora .. a lot of it is devoid of jingoism and it will make good source material for a future study.

http://nativepakistan.com/remembering-o ... istan-war/
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 08:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

One of the other posts have a follow up story from a Pak reader. He found out the name of the Pak Commander of the Lead Tank that got hit by the grenade. He writes that the commander wont be amused at this story being out there :)
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144487

Re: The IAF History Thread

As for the act of Jumbo's son selling those medals for money, the lesser said the better. I do have to support Jumbo's son or whoever it is selling their family medals for two three reasons. First, in UK it is fairly common for a family to sell the medals to a collector than to donate, for various ...
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144487

Re: The IAF History Thread

The Jumbo medals and assorted items have already reached Air HQ from what I heard last time
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144487

Re: The IAF History Thread

Yes, there is no method in the madness in how the names are inscribed..(or painted).. In Subroto Park, there is a Hunter on a pole, below which is a plaque that calls itself "The Hunter Memorial" , listing the name of Hunter pilots killed in action... and right among them is the name of Sq...
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

The Battle of Buttar Dograndi https://improveacrati.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/battle-for-buttar-dograndi-sep-16-and-17/ wow what a fantastic link! It was just as bad as i remembered reading about it long ago. The loss of Maj A R Khan particularly poignant. He knew he was not going back alive looking...
by Jagan
19 Sep 2015 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Whatever happened to the proposal to have a proper War memorial for the wars fought post-independence? I thought Jaitley when he held the Raksha minister's post had initiated the process of land for the Memorial. I think they should list down the names of all personnel killed in 1947-48, Goa Libera...
by Jagan
17 Sep 2015 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Fantastic Post Sanju. Thanks for Sharing. your notes put me right in the shoes of the troops who were flung into that war. I can imagine how it must have gone for them.
by Jagan
16 Sep 2015 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

shiv wrote:Mystere No.1337


IA1337
by Jagan
16 Sep 2015 04:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 92081

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The 'original argument' was about how we could have afforded to wait for another 3 years for an Indian aircraft before restarting the SKAT squadron. Not going to happen - i.e. 3 years. When was the Hawk inducted? February 2008.. i.e Seven years ago. It takes time to build operational procedures, in...
by Jagan
16 Sep 2015 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34156464 *An interview with one of the irregulars who was part of Op Gibraltor *1200 to 1300 men in one force *Talks about attacking an indian post (Before the war) , killing the sentries and everyone inside (same MO by the terrorists nowadays) *And ofcourse recrui...
by Jagan
15 Sep 2015 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

N8U7-kB1v0k Incidentally you will see all the protaganists of the Kala Sandhu story in teh above video - the Station Commander, Trevor Keelor, Pathania, Kala Sandhu etc. An account of the combat by someone who was there appears here http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/1965war/1332-manna-murde...
by Jagan
13 Sep 2015 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 92081

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Unfortunately in today's scenario pilots are getting trifurcated before they commence flying. This does not test a pilots capability to grasp quickly and move in to fighters. Ideally IAF would want the best among trainees to be fighter pilots. Today, that is not happening. I heard that they were be...
by Jagan
13 Sep 2015 18:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 92081

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Whether having them for training would change the dynamics for IJT is another question. As far as I can tell sitting on thevpavement 10000 miles away, the IAF isnt dynamic enough to drop the IJT stage entirely for now. An IJT will be added to replace the 16s, whether a Hawk-lite or a HAL product is...
by Jagan
13 Sep 2015 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/One-day-we-extracted-200-bullets/articleshow/48939946.cms A year after the war, we had boarded an 8-seater Otter-de-Havilland aircraft at Shillong from an advanced landing ground at a height of 5,600 feet. While taking off, the plane suddenly swerved to...
by Jagan
13 Sep 2015 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Another witness to the KKD Battle. Nothing much new in this. He mostly quotes AM GCS Rajwar's article on KKD http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/memories-are-made-of-this/89687.html While watching that dogfight over the IIT-Kharagpur campus, I remember how the Pakistan Sabre hit a mud hut in a...
by Jagan
13 Sep 2015 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Karan Thapar twists a knife into Gen J N Chaudhary.. plugs BR :D http://www.hindustantimes.com/karanthapar/snatching-a-draw-from-the-jaws-of-victory-in-1965/article1-1389868.aspx First the question: Was 1965 “a decisive victory” as defence minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed? Or is the official hi...
by Jagan
09 Sep 2015 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Has anyone seen this? http://indianarmy.nic.in/IndoPakWar/Site/FormTemplete/frmPhotoGallery1965.aspx?MnId=NvpazgxdpRxIZQBY5BLKiA==&ParentID=XAXSOV5F0TpVJtFf1Abf/w== There are some rare unseen photos (And thats saying something after 50 years).. (LIke the Sherman ARV /EME photo..) BR Army site we...
by Jagan
09 Sep 2015 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Jagan is the duel of the himalayan eagle available to the public yet or is it a limited edition IAF run? Karan, its available. Here are the ordering details The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle - The First Indo-Pak Air War (1-22 September 2015) written by Air Marshalk Bharat Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, Retd, ha...
by Jagan
08 Sep 2015 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Thanks vsunder, i might be able to find more based on local news paper reports.let me see what can be done.
by Jagan
08 Sep 2015 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

We should have taken Lahore..just like we should have pressed our advantage on several occasions before and after 1965. All indications point out that while we would have liked to have captured Lahore, the pakistanis moved enough forces to the front that it would have been difficult and cost 1000s ...
by Jagan
08 Sep 2015 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

To the old fogeys who were in IIT at that time 1965 - can anyone drop a marker on GE where the Sabre is said to have crashed near the IIT?

Rajanb would be the best I guy to point it out I suppose?

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by Jagan
08 Sep 2015 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

LakshO wrote:
I went through the posts on this thread but saw no references to events on the border with eastern pakiland. Did I miss anything?


Start here
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/histo ... ter05.html
Chapter 5: Missed Opportunity - War in the Eastern Sector
by Jagan
07 Sep 2015 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

shiv wrote:The real story is so much more exciting than the video I made that I feel like an idiot



Wait, I thought you had the IPAW65 book (from which this article comes from) and read it.. ..Now I feel insulted :(( :rotfl:
by Jagan
05 Sep 2015 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

and to be fair, there are a few Pakistanis who right point out that this was a war that they started.. eg http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/09 ... -1965-war/
by Jagan
05 Sep 2015 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

The Pakistanis published a free ebook too .. https://www.ispr.gov.pk/Indo-Pakistan%20War%201965%20-%20A%20Flashback.pdf Note that while the Indian armed forces commissioned new histories, some of which did a honest self assesment of our performance, the Pakistani ISPR simply took a booklet they publ...
by Jagan
31 Aug 2015 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

http://www.dailyo.in/arts/india-pakistan-war-1965-war-harbaksh-singh-war-despatches-phillora-battle-of-assal-uttar/story/1/5963.html Why Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh's book on 1965 war is important to read today http://www.oneindia.com/feature/1965-war-veer-chakra-awardee-iaf-officer-shares-his-memories-18...
by Jagan
23 Aug 2015 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Thanks Ramana for starting this. I moved the 50th anniv posts from the old thread to this one. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/IAF-takes-a-candid-look-at-the-1965-war/articleshow/48628306.cms?prtpage=1 IAF takes a candid look at the 1965 war Rajat Pandit,TNN | Aug 23, 2015, 12.01 AM IST IAF...
by Jagan
16 Aug 2015 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 37018

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

We should have a new thread to capture the new stories and articles?
by Jagan
31 Jul 2015 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 92081

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

A recent conversation mentioned the following - that the IJT was sluggish in rolls which made it unsuitable for induction into training. it took ages to figure out why it was so sluggish. turned out the wing was 'flexing' . strengthening the wings to make them more rigid it increased its weight. .. ...

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