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by Ashutosh Malik
22 Jun 2018 12:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670314

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

In 1962 Chinese had 80K troops vs 10kfor us plus they had prepared well in advance. In Walong and Chulsul sector they used human wave tactics and sacrificed a lot of men. In some cases like Rezang La they used Uighurs and thier casualties in such sectors were hidden from the Mainland. In 1962 they ...
by Ashutosh Malik
11 Jun 2018 17:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 399369

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Based on all the inputs that I keep reading from some of the regular posters on the Armoured Vehicles discussion thread, I have started to wonder whether the Indian Army thinks on its own, once in a while! Either we are supposed to be thinking/experimenting/doing things like the Russians do/and Sovi...
by Ashutosh Malik
16 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3740
Views: 500529

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

It is called the Manekshaw Centre.
by Ashutosh Malik
01 Apr 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663864

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Sorry. Misspoke his name was Shah masoud Nick named the tiger. He was the leader of the Northern Alliance and assassinated the day before 9/11 by an AQ operative disguised as a reporter India had a permanent cadre as advisors with the NA . Rolled back their presence once handed over to the American...
by Ashutosh Malik
21 Mar 2018 12:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 264809

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I am not a defence expert. Have spent time setting up and running businesses. However, I would like to place this thought on this platform - The import of tanks will no longer happen. Whatever Indian Army may think currently about the Arjun in its current shape, size etc., the next tank will be deve...
by Ashutosh Malik
20 Mar 2018 11:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670314

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks Mr. Kapoor. Dear Mr. Akshay Kapoor, I think you deleted my comment, made earlier, in response to the post you made about not tolerating anyone calling army officers jokers. At least I am not able to find my comment after having searched for it a few times already, yesterday and today. Or it s...
by Ashutosh Malik
20 Mar 2018 11:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 264809

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Therefore, why not import the whole product? After all there is no difference between importing some parts, and importing the entire thing. Sound logic I would say. One v.important point that we're forgetting with both Arjun and the LCA is that they have a high firang component.The LCA is better off...
by Ashutosh Malik
06 Mar 2018 15:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670314

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dear Mr. Akshay Kapoor, I think you deleted my comment, made earlier, in response to the post you made about not tolerating anyone calling army officers jokers. At least I am not able to find my comment after having searched for it a few times already, yesterday and today. Or it seems to have myster...
by Ashutosh Malik
05 Jan 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3740
Views: 500529

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Karan - another link you will really enjoy. Others - do read this. Very very good. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/m.rediff.com/amp/news/special/general-sagat-singh-the-creator-of-bangladesh/20161208.htm This is excellent. The men recounting their leaders & actual events makes for an entirely diff...
by Ashutosh Malik
30 Oct 2017 12:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 800844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

... PS:Imagine if we were part of the Quad. today.Trump and Young Leader Kim finally decide to put the gloves on and go to war.India gets dragged into the conflict as a bit player and an enraged Kim sends us a "non-stop flight" to Delhi! I know it's far-fetched,but in the case of a spat w...
by Ashutosh Malik
10 Oct 2017 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3740
Views: 500529

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarakr, Thanks for your insight on the Soviet Nazi battles and the Indian attacks to liberate Bangladesh. No one has described the three pronged attack in you terms. I always wondered how did Gen Nagra's troops liberate Dacca so easily? 1971 Bangladesh War Map Illustrates your point. 101 Communica...
by Ashutosh Malik
19 May 2016 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 262679

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Indeed. And this curse for admiring phoren runs across all sectors of the economy. In the internet age it also leads to imported business models that dont work eventually because those models were built for a different business environment. And since the so called VCs are also likely to have had the...
by Ashutosh Malik
13 Aug 2015 22:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 264809

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

@Philip - If you don't mind, please reduce the usage of bold fonts. Comes across as if you are shouting. Certainly difficult to read.

Best regards.
by Ashutosh Malik
30 May 2015 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3740
Views: 500529

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Would recommend reading this while we make strategies based on China being 5x ahead of India, etc. Best regards. http://dravirmani.blogspot.in/2015/05/perceptions-drive-policy-india-china.html "RELATIVE SIZE That is one basic reality: China’s real economy is about 2.4 times that of India, or in...
by Ashutosh Malik
11 Jun 2014 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Indeed. To get their own minister into such a situation shows either or both of the following: 1) Lack of information being shared with the Minister of Defence 2) MOD chaps still bent on embarrassing one of the Ministers in GOI, and as a result the Govt of India itself Either way this cannot be brus...
by Ashutosh Malik
06 Oct 2012 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Having retired from BRF a while back, back just for this one off post after reading an absolutely dimwit post by a member on this forum. INC, in order to counter the Akalis, brought an illiterate Granthi Bhindrawalla to centre stage….a Frankenstein monster who later even went out of control of the ...
by Ashutosh Malik
10 Sep 2012 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

From the IE article linked above ...Original para 137 of Army order “CR identified as grossly inconsistent or with inflationary/ deflationary/ subjective reporting, after due examination at appropriate level, may be expunged by the COAS. Expunctions approved by the COAS will be irrevocable. No re-i...
by Ashutosh Malik
25 Jun 2012 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Sanku I was having dinner with driver of a big shot Intel guy from GCC He told me the most aggressive commanders were posted tpoonch since the 80s Remember the quote from an IA officer Compared to rest of loc poonch is barbaric After lunch we open with machine guns at each other A friend of mine wa...
by Ashutosh Malik
29 May 2012 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

. Anyways, we are going OT. Thanks for the response, and yes we are going OT. So I will stop too, with a small request/thought/suggestion: If you look at each of Shukla's statements in isolation and consider their merits, like you have above, you may be able to justify them independently. However c...
by Ashutosh Malik
12 May 2012 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129899

Re: LCA News and Discussions

When people on this forum say (as an example) "Why not just replace engine X with engine Y - and that would give results A, B and C, and this is so simple" - the person who suggests that does not have a clue as to what he is talking about. Even attaching a new pylon on a wing has conseque...
by Ashutosh Malik
12 May 2012 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 129899

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Here is the simplest of equations: We provide you with a fighter w. uber tech in 10 years = fighter does not see the light of day till much later. Timelines being repeatedly delayed has nothing to do with technical knowledge - considering that those in the know are full of it (scientific knowhow), ...
by Ashutosh Malik
12 May 2012 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

How is the CO guilty of dereliction of duty? He rushed to the scene as soon as he realized there was something going on, and rightfully reprimanded the Major who was stopping the sahayak from being taken to the hospital. For which he was assaulted by multiple junior officers. Unless I'm missing som...
by Ashutosh Malik
09 May 2012 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/siachen-glacier-demilitarisation-indian-army-pakistan/1/187356.html The status quo, India believes, is bleeding Pakistan more. For the Indian Army, Siachen is not negotiable. "There is no reason for withdrawal from Siachen at this stage. Both tactical--------...
by Ashutosh Malik
09 May 2012 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128429

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Mr. Joseph does seem to have a bee in his bonnet with respect to Gen. Singh. So when Gen. Singh points out the issues in equipment, was it his personal agenda? Or does it help the nation? Should he not do it in a private communication to the PM and Defence Minister? The leakage is another matter, an...
by Ashutosh Malik
08 May 2012 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Kanwal Sibal, former Foreign Secretary, Ambassador to Russia etc. on the Saltoro/ Siachen issue. I have the entire article pasted below, along with the link. Instructive reading. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2140871/Why-India-make-territorial-concessions.html "Peace wi...
by Ashutosh Malik
04 May 2012 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Sudeep, Appreciate your point about agreeing to disagree. On the limited point about 'Dharmic', I would submit that realpolitic drives nations. We, who tried to be dharmic, in some ways, with respect to nuclear weapons, got screwed all over by those who had the weapons and the NPT. On the limited po...
by Ashutosh Malik
04 May 2012 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

[/quote] Sudeep, 1. How is Saltoro issue separate from the larger J&K issue? To me it appears separate as the dispute there arose in a different time frame and since populations are not involved, the political importance is much less than Kashmir valley. 2. Why should it be solved separately fro...
by Ashutosh Malik
03 May 2012 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

All these years, when Pakistanis yelled Kashmir, we said calm down.. Lets talk about other less important issues first in a framework of composite dialogue. Siachen, by some opinions, is the easiest issue to settle, as: 1. The terrain holds no economic/cultural value, (at least this point, we shoul...
by Ashutosh Malik
02 May 2012 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 166133

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

A few questions have been nagging me while I read on this forum and when I see discussions happening on Saltoro. The most important one: 1) How is Saltoro issue independent of the larger J&K issue? Pakistan's cartographic aggression in early 80s, and the mountaineering expeditions that it was ge...
by Ashutosh Malik
30 Apr 2012 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 15678

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

Saumitra_j The guy is beyond moron. He is a cretin*. A5 Tessy RV is unique. its world class and drops a 1.5 tonne payload in Beijing's lap like Jayadrath vadh. Thats one of a kind. The guys are so full of hate that they cant recognize achievement by fellow Indians. Total Resident Non Indians (RNI) ...
by Ashutosh Malik
01 Apr 2012 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 42058

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

India today is all out another hit man has been organsised to throw the caste angle. All with unnamed sources and anonymous. must be a slow time at IT - no sex surveys and no bollywood crap to peddle so lot of free time to rent people for hit jobs Very true. I grew up reading this magazine starting...
by Ashutosh Malik
01 Apr 2012 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 42058

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Surya wrote:Hari

would not suggest giving Unnithan anymore hits


Indeed. He has reached the level of his incompetence.

Best regards.
by Ashutosh Malik
31 Mar 2012 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 42058

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

^^^What are you trying to prove by the CAG numbers? Mr. Joseph seems to be doing the following, either singly or in combination: 1) Protect the "good" name of Mr. Antony 2) Trying to suggest, by implication, through all the elaborate calculation, that Tatra truck deal seems to be just fin...
by Ashutosh Malik
15 Mar 2012 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663864

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Thanks nelson the former would be more interesting to watch Hi Surya, Wouldn't the former, i.e.IC 26279 Maj Gen Dalvir Singh, have retired by now, since he was a Maj. Gen in 2002? I found a reference to Lt. Gen. Dalvir Singh on the net, but nothing on whether he is serving or retired. Best. Ashutosh
by Ashutosh Malik
07 Nov 2011 08:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 895677

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Mr. Ravi Rikhye in orbat.com on the latest tamasha about Pakistan Nuclear weapons. Pakistani N-warheads zapping around the highways and byways? Who comes up with this stuff? Atlantic Magazine has a a video interview http://t.co/GfdrvoZV where a gentleman says that to keep the US from seizing its N-w...
by Ashutosh Malik
01 Nov 2011 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663864

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Surya wrote:Thanks vaibhav :)

Rohit goes to camp alone


My apologies Surya! The cat was already out of the bag so I thought I might as well contribute.

Best regards.
by Ashutosh Malik
31 Oct 2011 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663864

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

pmund wrote:
OK. Let me raise the BP of Surya-ullah a bit - what is the badge below the Combat Divers badge, and above the medals, on his (SM sahab) left side?

Looks like jumpmaster wings, have they started handing out those now? Doesnt look like the NSG bagde


SG only.

Best.
by Ashutosh Malik
19 Oct 2011 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 588662

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^ May 1841 - Just one Indian community - the Dogras under Zorawar Singh - beat the shit out of Chinese August 1842 - Dogras under Dewan Hari Chand and Wazir Ratnu again beat the Chinese in the Battle of Chusul. Ladakh officially becomes a part of India. 1839-1842 - First Opium War - EIC expedition...
by Ashutosh Malik
03 Oct 2011 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355929

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

Surya wrote:sigh

what a waste of a life

:(


Indeed. Nothing more to say.

Best.

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