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by MohanG
31 Jan 2009 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Abhi_G, No, I am trying to say (see my last post also), that in US as compared to an average household, the US soldier is paid well. In India as compared to an average household, the Indian soldier is paid much better. The comparison of sacrifices was to address your point stated below that gave an ...
by MohanG
31 Jan 2009 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

rohitvats, Yes, I excluded the benefits in both cases - US/India. But even if you include benefits, as Hari C does, the equation does change a little. (my example: India/US =3.5/0.6= 6; HariC's example: 6/2 = 3). (1) HariC has not included various monetary allowances (for example children's educatio...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

^^^ It is true that US has 'good' neighbors. Wish we had the same situation :(( But the US military has been deeply involved in promoting their national interests around the world. Compare the number of US soldiers and Indian soldiers who have died since 1947 - in wars or in counterinsurgency. You w...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Rahul M, Thanks for the link. I read some parts. Shiv has posted links to some interesting studies. But the essences is ''Can you to do X or Y". Is there any other way out? I can't fly an airplane. I have flown helicopters. So, am I the best judge on the issue? I have never been a Foreign Minis...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Abhi_G, I think the question was "who would harass a man with a gun". My suggestion was to read the ToI report. The first paragraph gives a hint. HariC, Don't get taken in by the funeral attendances by US politicians. There are reports of high homelessness rates amongst US veterans. You co...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Why don't you live a year up in the front? Maybe Siachen! People should be able to come up with better arguments. Maybe they are not so educated as you, and are down to earth. Are you a PhD? If one makes such arguments, one can also expect to hear sentiments like, "Please solve the stochastic ...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

You are preachign to the choir. long ago shiv had a thread on suicides in Indian army in which he proved that the suicide rate was not too far away from the national rate. Sorry, I am a new member, I missed it. and with what credentials do you pass the statement that the Indian Army is not facing t...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

^^^

Now, that's an interesting question.
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

I am sorry to say it but often we lose perspective when we look too closely at a problem and get too deeply involved in it. {the 'specialist' syndrome}. 1) It is claimed that the apathy of local administration is responsible for a great extent for the incidences of fragging. Clever. Is there any evi...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

RayC, With due respect, let's consider the importance of the place in the WoP as a measure of 'status'. If a place in WoP is so important, then I would imagine no officer would like to work in the US military. Because, no matter how hard they work and how 'suitable' they are for a military job, even...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 13:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform-I

^^^ I think permission to hold congregations etc. are given routinely. And if there is some congregation that is held periodically (say every day, or every Sunday) then it can be given (say) annual permission. And you would appreciate that Police might be a trifle unwilling to give such permissions ...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

If you want a comment, then look no further than http://pragmatic.nationalinterest.in/2009/01/28/1812/ for a sarcasm by someone called PS: u are right sir. these defence fellows must be shown their place or the door. the delhi police (a good armed force) usually wins the marching trophy every year ...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

ASPuar, You are right in saying that it is difficult to compare across different systems. You are right in saying that Deputy Secretary/ Under Secretary in US are more like junior Ministers here. However, I agree with the author of the post that the Armed Forces are whining about losing their status...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 23685

Re: Indian Army Discussion

A post copied from another blog about the so-called degradation of officers of armed forces. Reference: Ashwini Channan's article A Disquiet Within: Astigmatism In Civil-Military Relations Copied below: posts 5 and 6 from Pragmatic Euphony Ashwini Channan also cribs about the decline in ‘Status’. He...
by MohanG
30 Jan 2009 06:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform-I

^^ :mrgreen: Many states are bringing their own versions of Police Acts: the Supreme Court recently asked them to do so. I went through the draft of the proposed Kerala Act. There are some things I do not like, but let it pass. I broadly agree that it is important to hand over the Police authorities...
by MohanG
29 Jan 2009 17:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform-I

^^^ Can the police add-on more stringent provisions? Yes they can. It will be more difficult to do so now because the add-on provision will need to have a maximum punishment of more than seven years. Earlier, it was easier because some add-on provisions with a maximum punishment of three year were n...
by MohanG
29 Jan 2009 16:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform-I

^^^ I do not know why journalists do not apply their mind. Indian Penal Code: 392. Punishment for robbery Whoever commits robbery shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years , and shall also be liable to fine; and, if the robbery be committed on the highway ...
by MohanG
29 Jan 2009 15:43
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 818
Views: 76382

Re: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai

"Those who violate the rights of society and have no respect for human rights cannot be a human," Justice Arijit Pasayat said at a seminar on terrorism here. "We should not talk about human rights violation of terrorists because terrorists are the people who kill innocent people with...
by MohanG
28 Jan 2009 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform-I

As a person who knows a little about how the Police functions, let me offer my views on the latest CrPC admendment: Here is the 2008 amendment Here is the original section 41 of CrPC. The relevant portion of the new provisions is given as below: 41. When police may arrest without warrant. (1) Any po...
by MohanG
21 Jan 2009 08:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20188

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

More balanced reporting here: BrahMos missile misses target at first user trial BrahMos missile misses target at first user trial Manu Pubby Posted: Jan 21, 2009 at 0319 hrs IST New Delhi: Ii is the pride of India’s defence research programme but the BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missile failed ...
by MohanG
21 Jan 2009 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20188

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

^^^ Very Interesting...
by MohanG
21 Jan 2009 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20188

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

^^^ SunilUpa, No preaching boss, I am not an expert on missile testing to be able to credibly preach. What I object to are some statements (shown below) in the newsitem. They tend to sensationalize the 'failure' without providing any insight or placing the issue in context. BrahMos missile test fail...
by MohanG
21 Jan 2009 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20188

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

^^^ I would also be surprised if we were to have all successes. Failures mean that some indigenous effort has been put in or that some new elements are being tested. If we want all successful trials, why go in for indigenous development - why not buy the systems. Now only if the journos understood t...
by MohanG
18 Jan 2009 02:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 179519

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Could anyone tell me how can I create tables in posts ? The tag [table] doesn't work. Is there another method?

Thanks.
by MohanG
11 Jan 2009 02:30
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 192007

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

A wife's POV My husband died a hero’s death: Vinita Kamte Meena Menon It was made out that the 3 officials went into the attack without thinking “The police should have come out with the true facts much earlier” “Only the brave were leading from the front” PUNE: “We are proud of you, you are our he...
by MohanG
01 Jan 2009 19:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 738491

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Not a guru either. Just adding to what Somnath has said before ^^^ CBI retains its original jurisdiction of investigating corruption cases in the Central Government Offices/ Public Sector Units/ Nationalized Banks etc. NIA will not look after these cases. CBI has also been asked by High Court/Suprem...
by MohanG
09 Dec 2008 22:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 738491

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

^ True. This has gone too far. Government should now think of punishing public servants who leak information. Specially in such 'national' level cases.
by MohanG
29 Nov 2008 11:56
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 144522

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

What is this ? Any other collaboration ? 'Armed police would not fire back. – I wish I'd had a gun, not a camera' Jerome Taylor talks to the photographer whose picture went around the world Saturday, 29 November 2008 It is the photograph that has dominated the world's front pages, casting an astonis...
by MohanG
27 Nov 2008 16:36
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 111289

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

Agencies responding include MARCOS, NSG, Regular Army, Mumbai Police, CRPF, RAF. True, there should be some coordinating mechanism. I think there does exist an informal one as far as the actual operations go. However, I have a suspicion that each agency involved is impatient to let the country know...
by MohanG
27 Nov 2008 15:53
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 111289

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

Gen Hooda , Maharastra GoC is in charge Says NSG will lead the assault since they are trained for terrorist ops If Gen Hooda is in charge, then why should Vice Adm Bedi give interview (and photos) to NDTV ? I think information should be given to media in a systematic manner. Different agencies givi...
by MohanG
19 Nov 2008 20:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 26740

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

So they did play dirty politics by discouraging others from launching satellites using Indian launch vehicles. Yes, they did. Washington has promised New Delhi that it will no longer put political obstacles in the way of potential customers who want to launch their satellites, which do not have Ame...
by MohanG
08 Nov 2008 07:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 319005

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

This manoeuver is risky:

Experts recall that about 30% of unmanned moon missions of US and the former Soviet Union failed during an LOI.{Lunar Orbit Insertion}


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