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by Riza Zaman
30 Aug 2012 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 268191

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

As I look at this picture, every ounce of my ingrained Hindu belief (mostly about preserving hierarchy) screams out the following: Why is a cop wearing a red beret?! Are SF folks are cool with JKP wearing red berets or there a subtle shade distinction that escapes me? http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_p...
by Riza Zaman
01 Jul 2011 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

CQB training for Para SF has now incorporated mozambique drill - 2 shots center mass 1 shot head
by Riza Zaman
09 Dec 2010 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near temple
Replies: 352
Views: 21920

Re: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near te

pakis are a hard spot regarding their strategy to India. They know they can't pull of another 26-11, parliament attack or anything large scale. If they do, India might make good on the Army's plans of brigade level raids on terrorist camps in POK - which will lead to an exponential escalation given...
by Riza Zaman
08 Dec 2010 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near temple
Replies: 352
Views: 21920

Re: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near te

pakis are a hard spot regarding their strategy to India. They know they can't pull of another 26-11, parliament attack or anything large scale. If they do, India might make good on the Army's plans of brigade level raids on terrorist camps in POK - which will lead to an exponential escalation given ...
by Riza Zaman
08 Dec 2010 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

PMCs (Private Military Company) in Iraq or Afghanistan, in theory, are not permitted to engage in "actual combat". The reality on the ground is very different - the most notable being the incident in which Blackwater operatives fought side-by-side with US troops when they were attacked at ...
by Riza Zaman
06 Dec 2010 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 862083

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^ Muslim General takes over Command of key 15 Corps http://www.zeenews.com/news672362.html It's annoying to see the headlines being preempted by "Muslim" ... plenty of Muslims serve in the IA. If I recall correctly, Rajputana and Grenadiers have the highest %age of Muslims, followed by Gu...
by Riza Zaman
04 Oct 2010 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

watching those poor soldiers trying to catch a nap in the dusty ground really bugs me have seen it too many times no #@@%#% jackass cares to provide half decent facilities Surya, no offense but - if you've spent any time in the military, as a jawan in those conditions a rule of thumb is that you ca...
by Riza Zaman
04 Oct 2010 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://im.rediff.com/sports/2010/oct/01slide6.jpg Some q's to gurus... 1) Guy belong to which para? 2) Why the kit he is carrying on his shoulders is so bulky from front; genrally its bulky at back side... 3) Is he wearing internal Knee pads ? Looks like the Delhi Police anti-terrorist unit (it's a...
by Riza Zaman
01 Oct 2010 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 38266

Re: Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid verdict 30 Sep 2010

Justice Khan's take on the issue: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article805067.ece Justice Khan, quoting an earlier judgment, said that though there was no specific prayer made by the plaintiff seeking partition, this should not come in the way of granting a decree for partition and separate ...
by Riza Zaman
30 Sep 2010 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 38266

Re: Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid verdict 30 Sep 2010

SwamyG wrote:I get the feeling, the Hindu groups consider this a victory and the Muslim groups this a disappointing verdict.


Most Muslims seem to be ok with the decision. Some are disappointed. None are angry.

^ in my observations
by Riza Zaman
30 Sep 2010 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 38266

Re: Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid verdict 30 Sep 2010

Trying to get a general feel of opinions from all sources ... from what I've seen, heard & read, most people are relieved with the verdict. Personally, I think the issue has been laid to rest and we, as a nation, need to move on. The SC needs to dismiss any further appeals from either party
by Riza Zaman
24 Sep 2010 00:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 883635

Re: Indian Military Aviation

WWII Indian flying ace Squadron Leader Pujji, 92, dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11392381
by Riza Zaman
23 Sep 2010 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 862083

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Rupesh wrote:
Give him the boot.


Why not give him what he wants, instead of "the boot"?
by Riza Zaman
08 Sep 2010 19:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 883635

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Jagan wrote:
Riza Zaman wrote:Can anyone shed light on this image or its origins? Supposedly from Cope India



fixed image


Riza, yes it is.

It was published in the book "When Lighting Strikes : Illustrated HIstory of No.20 Squadron 1957-2007" published by Vayu Aerospace.


Thanks Jagan :)
by Riza Zaman
07 Sep 2010 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 883635

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Can anyone shed light on this image or its origins? Supposedly from Cope India

Image

fixed image
by Riza Zaman
07 Sep 2010 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 373544

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

New type of riot gear ... An Indian paramilitary solider stands alert at a road block in Srinagar on August 28, 2010 http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cXw3tbgcq2hq/x610.jpg Maybe he loosened the straps during his break - looks pretty warm. Ultimately, he knows what the suit is for and is entitle...
by Riza Zaman
22 Jan 2010 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2812
Views: 446219

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Not sure if this has been posted before or not ... interesting read and cites BR as a source http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/and062508.pdf India and the United States: A Different Kind of Relationship Testimony before House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and South ...
by Riza Zaman
21 Jan 2010 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Indian SF in American plans to take out Paki nuke sites? Ajai Shukla's post The United States, according to credible recent press reports, is training Special Forces to “grab” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons if they seem about to fall into terrorist hands. And if the Indian Army is to play a role in the...
by Riza Zaman
20 Jan 2010 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 883635

Re: Indian Military Aviation

quick question reg. the IN's plan for the E-2D - will it be carrier based?
by Riza Zaman
15 Jan 2010 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Dmurphy wrote:
Whats that badge on top of their left breast pocket? Its the same badge that the Para Cdo is sporting.

Does that mean he is on deputation from the MARCOS?


combat diver badge
by Riza Zaman
12 Jan 2010 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 862083

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

From my (limited) exposure to former/current NSG/Para officer with the Military Attache a couple of months ago: The NSG is very unhappy with the hub implementation. Decentralization of training, dilution of skill-pool, resource scarcity were cited as the primary reasons - along with the complaint th...
by Riza Zaman
12 Jan 2010 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Do Indian Special Forces operate behind enemy lines?

The army has missile installations near the border. No, it doesn't. The missiles were to be taken out for some maintenance in the night Missiles aren't maintained at FOBs. They're replaced. when the army got a tip that there are small groups of enemy special operatives behind the border waiting to ...
by Riza Zaman
06 Jan 2010 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Surya wrote:Riza -

drop me a line at balaji_b4 at garam mail


Sent you an e-mail, just in case my e-mail is: riza.zaman(at)investors(dot)com
by Riza Zaman
05 Jan 2010 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

sunilUpa wrote:The badge worn by NSG commando appears to be this clicky

However the badge worn by Gen.Katoch appears to be different, a star with wings?


They're wearing the same badge ...

The badge in question is circled in red in both pics for simplicity's sake:

Image
by Riza Zaman
05 Jan 2010 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

if people remember the stuck ropeway rescue at mussoorie from late 80's, the army officer who conducted the actual rescue was just back from a recently completed SF course in russia. You're referring to Major (later Col.) Crasto and cable car incident at Parwanoo ... iirc he has since left the army...
by Riza Zaman
05 Jan 2010 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://www.forceindia.net/images/cover-12.jpg Gen PC Katoch. Any more decorations and he would have to wear them on the back. I still dont know whats the badge on top-left chest. Saw the same badge on a NSG officer, not sure what it is. I'm guessing it's a foreign badge (not US tho). Here's a photo...
by Riza Zaman
05 Jan 2010 01:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://www.forceindia.net/images/cover-12.jpg Gen PC Katoch. Any more decorations and he would have to wear them on the back. I still dont know whats the badge on top-left chest. Saw the same badge on a NSG officer, not sure what it is. I'm guessing it's a foreign badge (not US tho).
by Riza Zaman
22 Dec 2009 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 71613

Re: Women in Combat

{PS on a humorous note: My previous boss had to undergo a coronary bypass surgery, and he was back on the job in 35 days. His secretary had an abortion just before his surgery, but she availed of her full 60 days leave. He pointed this out to every person who dropped by his office to enquire about ...
by Riza Zaman
08 Dec 2009 01:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Raja Bose wrote:^^^ When did IN ever have scooter helmets? Is this going to start the annual B-R scooter helmet debate? :mrgreen:



Some of the photos in the media that I've seen have featured our sailors in scooter helms and sterlings ... this was a few of years back though
by Riza Zaman
07 Dec 2009 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://i46.tinypic.com/33uwztj.jpg A sailor mans a machine gun aboard the INS Tabar during an exercise in the Arabian Sea off the Porbandar coast. The Indian Navy ships INS Vidyut (F48), INS Betwa (F39) and INS Tabar (F44) participated in an exercise during Indian Navy Week. AFP Looks like the IN i...
by Riza Zaman
01 Dec 2009 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 862083

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

India peace role in south Lebanon

In a remote corner of south-eastern Lebanon, Maj PPS Chauhan is commanding a UN check post near the strategically significant Sheba Farms area ...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8362099.stm
by Riza Zaman
24 Nov 2009 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1506233

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

They dont seem to have any other equipment other than their rifles! I thought that the state was going to fully equip them with all the equipment. I hope they are better equipped than what these pictures show. Also, why are they wearing a maroon beret ? Isn't that exclusively for those who graduate...
by Riza Zaman
02 Nov 2009 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Been out of touch for a while. so please forgive my question - what weapon is this MARCOS operative using? http://www.indiandefencereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/a-marine-commando-in-action.jpg The pic's a bit large, but I'm not sure how to make it into a thumbnail ... can a mod do the needfu...
by Riza Zaman
04 Apr 2007 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

http://www.nsg.gov.in/TrainingBrochure.pdf

NSG brochure, I had no idea there was a NSG museum - might be worth while checking out if u're in the area
by Riza Zaman
03 Apr 2007 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

For those of you who havent seen this series before.....the officer who is seen throughout the programme making jokes and funny comments, Commando Dilip Jha, died about a year after this series was filmed during COIN ops in Mendhar sector, J&K. He killed 4 terrorists before being hit by a freak...
by Riza Zaman
30 Mar 2007 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

BBC series on the junior leader commando training camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re8KeMnI3No Clip 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMvWKa62J8M Clip 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qut7zK7khU Clip 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXWAfb-I6bM Clip 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCssurS6MD0 Cl...
by Riza Zaman
29 Mar 2007 09:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 115893

US lavishes $ 4.2 billion on Pakistan without questions

Link

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by Riza Zaman
17 Feb 2007 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

It's important to distinguish between CT units (NSG), CI units (RR) and SF units (Para Cdos, etc).

Unfortunately, we have underutilzed or misutilized our SF units by treating them more like elite infantry.

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