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by kaangeya
03 Feb 2012 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2142
Views: 309120

Re: Military Multimedia Content

...may be being naive but at least I was impressed Without in any way trivializing the value of equipment and materiel, it has been an Indian and BR belief that a military is only as good as its personnel, leadership, and its absolute respect for the people it serves. The BD military quite clearly ...
by kaangeya
02 Feb 2012 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 132540

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I am v.happy that the MoD has chosen the Rafale. I wish, though some knowledgeable gurus of BRF would condescend to offer their POV. Especially considering the torrent of junk some misinformed experts like tank-h****r Shukla and even a one time BR friend (now with a national magazine) have been unlo...
by kaangeya
26 Jan 2012 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2939
Views: 198949

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Parade and all looks colourful including Thailand PM, isn't it? Nice.

Yes :mrgreen:
by kaangeya
30 Nov 2011 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709043

Re: Small Arms Thread

Some BRFers are mistaken in thinking that small arms are low/easy tech compared to big ticket hardware. All thinking generals, marshals and admirals - at least the ones who have succeeded in battle and are still beloved and not cashiered - accord the highest importance to the quality of small arms i...
by kaangeya
21 Jan 2011 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 263760

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Airavat,

What and when (did it happen) the much talked about massacre of the Bhils by the Marathas?

Mods, you may move this to the apt thread if it is not relevant here. Thanks.
by kaangeya
20 Jan 2011 21:34
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Speaking of which, This situation should also be ripe for using the MiG29's IRST IIRC... There are no set piece battles where you have the luxury of assembling your best to take on the enemy's best. There's always the fourth dimension of time which that misaatributed quote of Confederate Cavalryman...
by kaangeya
15 Jan 2011 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709043

Re: Small Arms Thread

Funny SDRE includes Sri Lankans. Because as a nation it has the best socioeconomic indicators in the subcontinent and its denizens (male and female) are as a rule the beefiest, don't let Jaqueline Fernandes fool you, :mrgreen: she's a Burgher. Most of their female movie stars are built on the lines ...
by kaangeya
15 Jan 2011 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709043

Re: Small Arms Thread

One is that if your AKM gets damaged, no problem - just salvage the damaged part from a dead Tango's and everyone pretends nothing happened; if it happens with an INSAS outside active combat, a CoI will have to be initiated and if it rules against you the damage has to be paid from your already mea...
by kaangeya
15 Dec 2010 01:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek, If you do not mind, for all the hard work you have put in and the hours of toil, this development of a forced rearrangement of the S-300 seems like a deux ex machina . Reality, of course, can be stranger and less believable than fiction. WW2's biggest turn in the Pacific - the spotting and si...
by kaangeya
12 Nov 2010 03:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

OT Note – The British Army was never called Royal Army, because it used regiments raised by Colonels or East India Company or similar types, often without a Royal Warrant or Commission. The reason is older than that. The Army of the UK came into being following the Act of the Union that merged the ...
by kaangeya
26 Oct 2010 02:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 9099

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

What about a grand MidWest meet in the Arch City at the confluence of the Big Rivers - St.Louis? Tough luck I can't make it all the way to Edison, NJ. :cry: :((
by kaangeya
23 Oct 2010 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

One of the pics shows a J&K police officer with the RR/IA - good jointness. And also we seem to be quietly going the embedded journalist way with fully kitted out field reporters - BPJ, helmet and all. Also all those pix of IA soldiers escorting women and children out of harm's way shows up to b...
by kaangeya
14 Oct 2010 01:25
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Shankar,

Although there are no permanent enemies or friends, Indonesia has been a less of a headache for us than Malaysia. As for the people. Indonesians are definitely better than the bigoted Malaysians. I am not sure if you have gotten your political alignment right this time.
by kaangeya
06 Sep 2010 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

why are they wearing white pants. it should be all black so its harder for the enemy to get a reference when shooting in a hurry bunch of guys in white pants & a black shirt running around stand out like a sore thumb. (personal comment edited out - JE Menon) . This is the counter-assault unit, ...
by kaangeya
11 Aug 2010 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 599570

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

The F-22 fans out here seem to be oblivious to the aircraft's operational weaknesses. It has v.poor performance in EMI rich environments, and the few times it was flown over the Chesapeake Bay, its sensors were overwhelmed by the mass of EM from radars on cutters and clippers! Like Riddick who wears...
by kaangeya
06 Aug 2010 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 599570

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Why are we wasting time and bandwidth on the F-22, a canceled program? What next a discussion on the Comanche AH and the Predator field gun? :twisted:
by kaangeya
04 Jun 2010 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 263760

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Airavat,

Any thoughts on last week's "Deadliest Warrior" on Spike TV that featured Rajput vs. Roman Centurion?
by kaangeya
22 May 2010 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military - Manipur Polic

Manipur is a dangerous place with drug runners and thugs of all kinds. This is probably a swoop on informers and coerced civilian sympathisers (who are thoroughly in the grip of Stockholm's. You can never be too careful. The thugs may be inside the shack, and these may be lookouts, the thugs may hav...
by kaangeya
21 Feb 2010 21:48
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Maj.Gen. Ray must be in his late 50s. And to swim like that? 20 km? Must be exceptionally fit.
by kaangeya
04 Feb 2010 09:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405041

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

We suffered huge casualities in kargil due to ineffective artilery !
:eek:

What are you smoking? ARTY broke the back of the flight infantry
by kaangeya
31 Jan 2010 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 860
Views: 177446

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

Interesting... are you under the impression that not even one officer faced a single bullet in Kargil, the "Border War"? Perhaps this level of public familiarity with the difficulties facing our armed forces in the execution of their duties, is what is causing them to face such dreadful s...
by kaangeya
26 Jan 2010 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634052

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Riza (f) I could go on, but what's the point :-? If nothing woolly headed corny yarns like this one need to be spiked ...the IAF’s newly acquired C-130J Hercules aircraft take off from Udhampur, flying... So the Indian armed forces will hatch eggs until we acquire a new troop carrier from Massaland...
by kaangeya
25 Jan 2010 19:58
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... 3_DFRC.jpg Sqdn ldr Ahuja and wingman I hope everyone remembers that the F-22 program has been canceled for good. It never progressed beyond proof-of-concept despite being built in huge numbers. It can't operate in high humidity environments because the A...
by kaangeya
25 Jan 2010 00:54
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

...the pilots reported the mid air emergency but finding no passenger needing medical aid continued on their way. their reports were duly filed to the DGCA by a furious airline management on the same day. passengers were told it as unexpected mid air turbulence, rendered first-aid, given a samosa c...
by kaangeya
18 Jan 2010 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709043

Re: Small Arms Thread

There never seems to be an end to this 7.62 vs. 5.56 trade off. Recently met a CISF trooper at and Indian airport carring the INSAS. When I asked him about his preference he replied AK-47 without blinking. But when I asked him about the 5.56's terminal ballistics, lighter mass (hence more rounds/mag...
by kaangeya
18 Jan 2010 22:48
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I do agree the mil writers understanding of political reality ranges from 0 to -ve. larry bond...

but whats is the other option? alistair mclean is dead...

koi aur hai?


Encourage the likes of Mukul Deva and Airavat.

Let's not waste time on airport pulp fiction.
by kaangeya
18 Jan 2010 01:05
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 568964

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I am surprised anyone who reads BR would want to read shoddy "airport" novels by the likes of Larry Bond, Tom Clancy and the rest. Not only have these guys been remarkably wrong about the future, but also have displayed no understanding about the politics of any part of the world.
by kaangeya
15 Jan 2010 07:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

More like power of J&K,the gori ones are from Kashmir,the rest VDUs being trained by the Army in Jammu.


The ladies can kill me with their looks, who needs guns? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by kaangeya
14 Jan 2010 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 31473

Re: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema

Kaakka kaakka was also a good police movie. Yes. The actors looked like real SF cops, well built and athletic. No, because of how some scenes were stretched out and the story lost its way after the 1st half. Yes, because it is one of the few times they showed how to use a handgun correctly (hold it...
by kaangeya
13 Jan 2010 00:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 31473

Re: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema

Before Top Gun there was Vijeta While we don't know if the latter inspired the former, it definitely inspired the maker of Fauji and more than a few TV serials across the border. Lakshya of course is the most polished war movie to be made anywhere in the last 10 years. It was v. well scripted and pl...
by kaangeya
26 Dec 2009 00:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Merry Christmas and early Happy new Year !
Replies: 45
Views: 4308

Re: Merry Christmas and early Happy new Year !

Greetings to every rakshak of India!
by kaangeya
25 Dec 2009 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Merry Christmas and early Happy new Year !
Replies: 45
Views: 4308

Re: Merry Christmas and early Happy new Year !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
by kaangeya
23 Dec 2009 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343749

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Raja Bose , A lot has been said about NSG tactics in the past year mostly denigrating - the only thing I can say is, the more I learn how they did it, the more amazed I am, at their skills. These guys are the best in class and have shown an extraordinary ability to improvise and tackle a situation ...
by kaangeya
15 Dec 2009 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709043

Re: Small Arms Thread

A few minutes later, I saw it happen again. She was firing her boyfriend's HK USP and a spent casing bounced off the side of the booth... Bad range manners. It's max two to a booth right, unless this was a menage a trois :mrgreen: The excessive detail because you must have been gawking like crazy :...
by kaangeya
15 Dec 2009 03:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Pravin Swami questioned the logic behind procuring MP7. Guess that counts as one of the reasons for it.
Pravin's strengths lie elsewhere, not with respect to arms and use of force. That article of his is spectacularly wrong, sadly putting him in the DDM class.
by kaangeya
28 Nov 2009 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634052

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

OFB does make the Vidhwansak right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidhwansak But this seems more of a counter-sniper and anti-materiel weapon, pretty heavy at ~25 kg. As for TN police, it is undoubtedly way ahead of the curve on SF - in training, weapons, systems, and tactics. Excellent intelligence,...
by kaangeya
26 Nov 2009 02:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I recently met an IA/Para/NSG veteran who lives in my neck of the woods - somewhere in the Midwest USA. Its about 6 years since he quit the IA, and let me assure you the guy although a little flabby has superb reflexes and a great eye. He's also got a bone crushing handshake grip that made my colleg...
by kaangeya
19 Nov 2009 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Forts through History
Replies: 119
Views: 33403

Re: Indian Forts through History

kaangeya wrote:
Is Rana Pratap's suit of armour on display at KumbhlGarh?

It's on display at the City Palace Museum in Udaipur, which is about 64 km from Kumbalgarh.


Does it really weigh 100 kg and his sword 25 kg?
by kaangeya
18 Nov 2009 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Forts through History
Replies: 119
Views: 33403

Re: Indian Forts through History

Is Rana Pratap's suit of armour on display at KumbhlGarh?
by kaangeya
15 Nov 2009 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634052

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Anshul, I had a good discussion with an IA Captain who had been to CIJWS. His words were "Its a sham....the buggers have just created an AURA out of nothing". Funny you shd say that. I had a chat with a friend the other day whose uncle's classmate's sister is married to the current comman...

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