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by nelson
31 Jan 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Even the MES who are responsible for maintenance of cantonments , house construction etc and work with army officers in the same job and same role, have been given a higher status for doing exactly the same job. How is that fair. I'll give you a shameful example from my own family. A relative is in...
by nelson
27 Jan 2018 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

x-post from LCA thread Kapoor saab, this is incredible. Could you elaborate on this phenomenon a bit? Is this a direct result of the officer shortage? Also what practical problems does this create? This has been going on for some time but its become really bad now and is having serious consequences...
by nelson
24 Apr 2016 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

@Akshay
Armour is seniormost of major arms. Followed by Artillery, AAD, Army Aviation and then Engineers. Signals, Infantry and Mechanized Infantry follow in that order.
by nelson
14 Apr 2016 19:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416846

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^ For full fording, 5 litre ingress was permissible for T-90. Auditor halves it to 2.5 litre ingress limit for medium fording for Arjun; and questions zero ingress limit set by IA. Q. Is the relation between full fording( at 5 mtr depth of water) and medium fording (air intake, exhaust and barrel m...
by nelson
14 Apr 2016 13:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416846

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^ For full fording, 5 litre ingress was permissible for T-90. Auditor halves it to 2.5 litre ingress limit for medium fording for Arjun; and questions zero ingress limit set by IA. Q. Is the relation between full fording( at 5 mtr depth of water) and medium fording (air intake, exhaust and barrel mo...
by nelson
01 Mar 2016 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

The rhona-dhona can be attributed to words of FM in his budget speech and ambiguity otherwise. The lack of clarity pertains to some questions- Q. Is GPF (statutory) included in the new tax ambit? No. Q. Is PPF included in the new tax ambit? No. Q. Are EPF and other "Recognised Provident Fund&qu...
by nelson
29 Feb 2016 22:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

The Provident Fund contribution is not tax exempt in its entirety. There is a limit of Rs 1.5 lakh with competion from life insurance premia, home loan principal repayment, children education expenditure, etc. So the fear is that it will be taxed thrice. From "Exempt- Exempt - Exempt " to ...
by nelson
29 Feb 2016 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

May I know the basis for following:-

a. Grandfather clause on future interest on contribution till date.
b. Exemption on PPF.
c. What about Statutory Provident Funds?

Any links or source?
by nelson
29 Feb 2016 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

Thankfully, it applies to contributions on or after 01 Apr 2016. No word on future interest on previous contribution though ie upto 31 Mar 2016.
by nelson
29 Feb 2016 20:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

^You were misled to understand so, by the words of finance minister. ...Measures for moving towards a pensioned society 137. Pension schemes offer financial protection to senior citizens. I believe that the tax treatment should be uniform for defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. I...
by nelson
29 Feb 2016 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 10850

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

SRoy wrote:Now 40% of our PF on withdrawal is taxable. For vast segment of the middle class this represents life savings.
Nice way to screw the segment that consistently voted for you.


40% withdrawal is exempt. 60% is taxable if not invested in annuity scheme. Yes, nice way to get screwed.
by nelson
04 Feb 2016 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4307
Views: 217169

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India's largest single unit to reach full capacity generation 1000MWe shortly after a service break of seven loong months. KKNP Kudankulam http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/power-generation-at-kudankulam-plant-goes-up/article8193065.ece It has reached 900 MWe as yet ... http://srldc.o...
by nelson
18 Dec 2015 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569753

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

(Indian) Government clears purchase of Rs 39,000cr Russian missile systems~Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 226062.cms
by nelson
18 Dec 2015 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569753

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

DAC okays purchase of Russian air defence shield S-400 Triumf| The Asian Age

http://www.asianage.com/india/dac-okays ... shield-508
by nelson
08 Aug 2015 23:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 275229

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I got my tweet Reply From Lt Gen H S Panag(R) ‏@rwac48 HE says : "Main problems r weight and high maintenance requirements for Arjun." :evil: I tried to upload a picture of that tweet but doesn't know how to do that. A few points here: 1. Gen. Panag was in the Infantry (mechanized infantr...
by nelson
08 Jul 2015 19:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 275229

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^^
Sensible and mature thoughts there, ramana. FWIW, i second that.
by nelson
03 Oct 2014 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5239
Views: 442402

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

That was close. India beat Iran 27-25 to Men's Kabaddi Gold Medal.
by nelson
02 Oct 2014 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

It is improbable that reference made above pertains to one and the same person. Present COAS Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag served in IPKF as company commander in 4/5 GR (FF) was GOC 8 Mtn Div in 2007-08 as Maj Gen. Lt Col Dalvir Singh, awarded VrC as CO 10 PARA SF in IPKF was later GOC Kilo Force RR in 200...
by nelson
02 Oct 2014 16:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5239
Views: 442402

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India wins Women's 4x 400 Gold New Games Record
by nelson
16 Jul 2014 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569753

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

PM Modi meets Putin, invites him to visit Kudankulam power plant Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Brazil. Modi has favoured broadening of the strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited...
by nelson
18 Jun 2014 20:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 700328

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

On the simple solution "..let them die..." "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken Correct. I would bet anyone who propounds the solution of "...let them die..", has never volunteered for the Armed forces as a care...
by nelson
11 Jun 2014 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Apart from the factor of competency to be COAS, there were certain key areas where the anointed successor(s) need to be measured for their worthiness. One thing was the loyalty to the organisation and the superior. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/as-last-shot-gen-singh-hauls-officer-for-failed-in...
by nelson
11 Jun 2014 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3859
Views: 552445

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Yes, i second that he should forget the past spats and get on with the jobs at hand.

However, from his point of view, how should one reconcile with subversion of two key cdrs under him, while he was COAS. And that too when both did what they did to become COAS in their turn?
by nelson
18 May 2014 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138872

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

It is unfortunate that such a grounded gentleman and "scholar warrior", Lt Gen S A Hasnain, could not become Army Commander. India will do well if his services are obtained as Governor of J&K.
by nelson
29 Mar 2014 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2517
Views: 303159

Re: Military Flight Safety

Due respect to the departed souls.

The coverage by media is least surprising. It is in stark contrast to the manner in which an accident, involving non- US origin plane/ military equipment in Indian service, is covered. The strangle-hold is evident, IMO.
by nelson
24 Mar 2014 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 136037

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Wrong thread, but in the context of current discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 569909.cms

Army has lot of funds, may be it will order few thousand Alladin's flying carpets next.
by nelson
22 Mar 2014 20:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 539368

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If you want to have a clearer understanding of Amritsar seat position after Capt Amrinder Singh joining the fray, please read some brilliant tweets by Ambassador KC Singh https://twitter.com/ambkcsingh <snip> Munna ji I dont abt ground realities in punjab, but kc singh's true colours were revealed ...
by nelson
03 Mar 2014 22:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 539368

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Election Commission will announce the elections when the govt wants it to. There is no question of why? We all should know by now, that independence of constitutional bodies from the executive, is a myth.
by nelson
03 Mar 2014 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 9699

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

AFAIK, all officer trainees of Indian Navy graduate with B Tech degree since 2013. Yes, even the executive branch. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hi-tech-Navy-plans-to-have-only-BTech-officers/articleshow/12829743.cms?referral=PM .... It is historical milestone in the transformation proces...
by nelson
28 Feb 2014 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 9699

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

Commanders at all levels in the armed forces can be broadly classified into two categories depending on how they react when there is a situation like INS Sindhurakshak. Example, for an accident during training there will be 1. those who recoil and act fail-safe in all respects. cancel further traini...
by nelson
23 Feb 2014 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138872

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I don't think it was a fiasco, or something of that sort. IMO, it was an orchestrated campaign, by the PMO and for the PMO, to slander Gen V K Singh and bring him to submission or dismiss him in Jan 2012. Somehow he survived it then. Even now, it is being raked up to prevent him from aligning with p...
by nelson
21 Feb 2014 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138872

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Rashtriya Rifles were supposed to be funded from MHA budget at the outset, but it never turned out that way.

http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/i ... 50303.html

http://cgda.nic.in/accounts/code_heads/38_146.pdf
by nelson
18 Feb 2014 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 136037

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

I wasn't arguing which tank is superior, what do we achieve with T-90 bashing. It is fine tank and both have their advantages and disadvantages let's leave at that and focus on other matters. Well said and i agree with that. However, it will be very difficult to do time pass in this thread without ...
by nelson
16 Feb 2014 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138872

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

... Posted on 26 Jan 2014 by Sword "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon” Napoleon is said to have told the captain of HMS Bellerophon, which was transporting him to exile at St Helena in 1815. .... With that in mind, consider the following rank-wise breakdown of rec...
by nelson
07 Feb 2014 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 136037

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Yeah, funny that is. The plough with Abrams in that picture is Pearsons' and not KMT 6 !

http://www.pearson-eng.com/products/ful ... ne-plough/
by nelson
29 Jan 2014 17:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 700328

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The truth may be somewhere in between. The 300 regiments with 18 guns apiece, it would be 5400 plus reserve ( 25 to 33%), assuming all light regiments have converted or will be converted. The larger number of guns, 13000 can be reported only when the 81 mm Infantry Mortars are considered as artiller...

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