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by atreya
03 Jun 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66106

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Noob query Saw this post on FB of a martyr (may he rest in peace): https://www.facebook.com/protectindiamyduty/photos/a.186599724834484/1338939889600456/?type=3&theater The unit mentioned is "17 Para Field Regiment". The rank is 'Paratrooper', he is wearing a red beret. Bit of digging ...
by atreya
14 May 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531897

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ question since i don't know. what happens re ammo storage for manoeuvre units? presumably they have to be kept in the open (containerised) more than kept underground? Lalmohan saar, a good article about the SOPs regarding ammunition storage in IA: https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/09/26/ammuniti...
by atreya
08 Apr 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416679

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Did someone on Bharat-Rakshak write this article? https://www.businesstoday.in/opinion/columns/falcon-down-why-pakistan-desperate-fake-f-16-dogfight/story/334901.html Apologies if posted earlier. Good to see a number of media outlets trashing the Baki Echandee. Must read for everyone in full. Postin...
by atreya
13 Mar 2019 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4880
Views: 659652

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It says 200 casualties ( at Balakote strike??) Talks about 'jihad', 200 died "yesterday", Allah blessed them, don't cry, your "WALID" is not dead, he is martyred, etc etc. Title as per Google translate is - We are proud of our forces Pakistan. Watch video Do not forget to talk a...
by atreya
07 Mar 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531897

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From the above article: The officers who will be weaned off the headquarters will be sent to formations. At present, there are an estimated 950 to 1,000 officers posted at the headquarters. Noob query - aren't these officers trained and experienced in their respective Arm/Service (AOC/Intelligence C...
by atreya
20 Feb 2019 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20206

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rakesh ji, can you throw some light on where the BMP-2 fits in an Armoured Regiment? Are there recce troops within an Armd Reg? Or do they operate purely in Mechanized Infantry Regiment, who are then attached to an Armd Reg?
by atreya
07 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IAF web site is having videos of CASEVAC but i am unable to play them ?? http://www.indianairforce.nic.in/content/28-sep-2018-01-alh-landed-back-1045-h-11-casualties-picked-bara-lachala-pass-altitude-45km http://www.indianairforce.nic.in/content/17-sep-18-hq-eac-received-message-carrying-out-caseva...
by atreya
10 Jul 2018 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 416
Views: 41360

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Rakesh ji, a hypothetical scenario - if ICG is indeed placed under MHA, will it led by IPS officers, like CRPF/BSF? In which case, it becomes a CAPF. Or it becomes a paramilitary like Assam Rifles.
by atreya
13 Apr 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 676955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The first one is a Garud logo? Isn't it supposed to be crossed swords with eagle?
by atreya
12 Apr 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4637
Views: 808324

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_B wrote:


Caracal guy says the effective range is 800 mts! Is that an exaggeration?

OFB guy, on the other hand, says the sights can be flipped for 200 or 400 mts and the rifle "meets GSQR of 600 mts".
by atreya
10 Apr 2018 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4637
Views: 808324

Re: Small Arms Thread

Interesting comparison with other BPJs, posted by Unnithan in the comments below the main tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SandeepUnnit ... 09/photo/1
by atreya
07 Feb 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

I saw a few clips from the Meghdoot episode here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkYgW-5XG5uPyaO9PD_I5A But full episodes aren't up yet, it was mentioned somewhere that it will be done this week. I can see the logic of what you did. My point is this : 'conventional', 'un-conventional' can descri...
by atreya
07 Feb 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Interesting series by Discovery Channel called Battle Ops (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjoIm2vvhr8). They will examine 4 operations in Season 1 - Operation Meghdoot, Cactus, Raahat and Black Tornado. We might get useful insight into tactics used.
by atreya
06 Feb 2018 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Unconventional enemy enemy territory. Firstly I would question why should there be a difference between unconventional enemy and conventional enemy if we are in enemy territory. If possible treat them all as one. But lines can blur and this gives the defender an advantage. The political context wil...
by atreya
03 Feb 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sure, it's a vast topic, so I will start with some basic thoughts. Two sets of factors are - conventional vs unconventional enemy forces and enemy territory vs home territory. These influence the tactics, manpower and amount of firepower used. Based on these factors, we can have the following types:...
by atreya
02 Feb 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Lets discuss battle of Komilla now shall we ? Or would you prefer small unit tactics in urban environments like lalmohan wanted.


I suggest small unit tactics in urban environments, since we have already discussed Dograi, which in part was urban warfare.
by atreya
01 Feb 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Agreed, I saw the map. On a larger scale, I believe it was a flanking movement; 3 Jat, at the battalion level couldn't do the same, perhaps due to the aforementioned factors.
by atreya
01 Feb 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

Excellent analysis Anoop! Love seeing posts like this :) As per Melville's report, it seems to me that the defensive structures were assaulted straight up; doesn't seem to have any flanking maneuvers. I can think of 2 reasons: 1. Terrain - Urban terrain with the canal feature may not have been condu...
by atreya
31 Jan 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2763
Views: 572080

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Jan 19, 2018 : https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/954330502709657600 --> The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa is on a visit to AF Station Jaisalmer, a frontline air base of Rajasthan. He addressed & interacted with the Air Warriors of the Station. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
by atreya
31 Jan 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Thanks Rakesh, I used to think Naval Aviation chaps only wore orange; your point makes more sense though - all pilots flying over sea wear orange.

Let's see what Deejay has to say about dark blue vs green.
by atreya
30 Jan 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Prem wrote:


I have seen different coloured jumpsuits in IAF - orange, green, dark blue, etc. Can anyone tell me what each colour represents?
by atreya
27 Jan 2018 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Shubham wrote:...


Thanks Shubham. I poked around around a bit, there are a few more citations there. Don't think all citations are released yet.
by atreya
27 Jan 2018 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Shubham, can you share the link please? I have been searching for the citations since yesterday, just found the Army gallantry award winners' list in PIB website.
by atreya
26 Jan 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

The first thing I will think of is 'can these positions be bypassed'. You are right. This is a point I thought of too, albeit crudely. If they are spread, can I risk 'running through' them by just keeping their heads down with covering fire? That brought me to point #2 about a second line of defens...
by atreya
26 Jan 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30423

Re: Tactics & military craft

One of the most important aspects of a well defended position is mutual support and a coherent plan that integrates all the defences for a larger - always offensive - goal. If defensive positions are not mutually supported then they can be neutralised more easily. Quiz - you are the attacking comma...
by atreya
14 Sep 2014 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 676955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

There has been a lot of discussions on not using NSG, Garud for regular CT activities. My question is that a situation like say Mumbai hostage happens rarely (thankfully). How do we keep teams like NSG ready? Training is one part, but nothing like live action. Could they be inducted in Kashmir for ...
by atreya
14 Sep 2014 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2994
Views: 246731

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

@ ^^ Must be someone who got his bike transported by a train or is going to the end of the platform to do the same.
by atreya
14 Jun 2014 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531897

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

... In other news..... CISF prepares to become NSG substitute for VIP security :D http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CISF-prepares-to-become-NSG-substitute-for-VIP-security/articleshow/35172529.cms I remember reading similar news a couple of years ago. The CISF unit was supposed to be called ...
by atreya
31 May 2014 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 457855

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Indian Army is a great organization with a glorious history both under British as well as largely congress rule since 1947. So what is the problem with creating another great organization? We will have two great organizations and one of them will be more responsive to Indic/Dharmic needs. I am unab...
by atreya
26 Jan 2014 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 4341

Re: Republic day 2014

Raja Bose wrote:
prasannasimha wrote:Ashok Chakra was awarded


Who was the awardee. Please post the award citation in the Heroism thread.


Here you go saar

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/andhra-polic ... 33-62.html
by atreya
12 Jan 2014 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469827

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

@^^ In the replies to this post

Surendra Tanwar
Those were the days. In Kirni intrusion an inf bn , a fd regt and a lt regt plastered the Pakis who suffered over 100 killed incl most of their bn hq. They only understand this language.
by atreya
11 Dec 2013 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 135279

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

From the article linked above ^^ Best part of the whole article Not a single new golf course has come up and yes, guest rooms are indeed necessary to ensure that more armchair strategists visit Kashmir to be briefed at Keran, Machel, Gurez, Uri, Sopore, Tral and Shopian, before passing judgement on ...
by atreya
08 Dec 2013 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4637
Views: 808324

Re: Small Arms Thread

A bit about the use of Sterling 9mm Carbine which this gun is supposed to replace - When the Indian Army was equipped with 7.62mm SLR, the officers and JCO's were armed with the Sterling 9mm Carbine - known simply as Carbine in Army parlance. It was also given to those who would be operating in res...
by atreya
04 Dec 2013 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 135279

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Yes, I stayed in a PG accommodation full of job-seekers for 2 years and I've heard a good number of stories of bribing for getting into the armed forces. One chap told me he tried to get into the Navy but couldn't (despite performing flawlessly in all the tests) because some of the others bribed the...
by atreya
05 Nov 2013 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 111895

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Yay! Jai Hind! :D Congratulations to the MoM team in ISRO! :D
by atreya
05 Nov 2013 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 111895

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Austin wrote:Looks like ISRO Website got overloaded and crashed not working for me


Same here. Anyone else watching the webcast, please post updates here! :)
by atreya
16 Oct 2013 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 676955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

@ Sameer

EXACTLY what I was referring to! Don't know how Gideons became 'Daggers' in my brain :P Thank you!

Here is the link to the scenario I was talking about:

http://www.stratpost.com/army-day-speci ... ng-gideons
by atreya
16 Oct 2013 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 676955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

It is the Indian Army's effort to evolve into specialized Helo Ops. The tangible result of the same is to have a SPECOP infil/ exfil capability which is independent of the IAF support (which the army keeps cribbing of) and this also helps in its claim to having a clear understanding and operational...
by atreya
16 Oct 2013 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: New 3D arcade Game on IAF - Operation Morning Glory
Replies: 75
Views: 3677

Re: New 3D arcade Game on IAF - Operation Morning Glory

I downloaded it (my slow internet took 1 hour to download it), but it is not opening now :( . Get an error notice of 'The program has stopped working'.

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