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by ehsmang
18 Jun 2004 13:51
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

RayC Saheb, I dont want to enter into a debate with you about the rugged terrain, what you can see and not see etc... You have had the oppurtunity to be there as part of your job and I respect that. But are you telling us that people who have not been at a post at 20,000 feet are not supposed to dis...
by ehsmang
18 Jun 2004 13:05
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

Another of Wyus gems Q) How much actual stock did the InAF destroy when they hit the Pak supply base? How can anyone on the forum ever answer this question , unless he was an occupant of the camp!! and lives till today to tell the tale!!!. I am sure even the guy receiving the inventory in the camp c...
by ehsmang
18 Jun 2004 12:20
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

Nitin, IF the info has been all laid out in the threads , why cant respected Col wyu summarise it for lay persons on the forum. And indeed if it so goddammed secret why is it being discussed in the open forum. What is all this BS he is spewing!!!! about inside info yada yada..... I find some of Col ...
by ehsmang
18 Jun 2004 08:37
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

Col Wyu,

Did not understand you reply.

What is so secretive/ special about telling all of us IA & IAF OPOBJ?

more since you claim that IAF did not achieve its OPOBJ!! Let us all be educated.
by ehsmang
18 Jun 2004 08:06
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

Col Wyu,

What in your opinion were the IAF's OPOBJ ? and what were IA's OPOBJ ?
by ehsmang
09 Jun 2004 16:30
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

a) will there be a Air Force report to counter the Army report?

b) In the 'spirit of jointness' would it not have been better if a joint IA-IAF team had published this report?
by ehsmang
08 Jun 2004 11:00
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

the alternate route(s) could be the one through Manali - Rohtang Tunnel ( under construction , will it be a all year route??) and the one being created as a diversion on the Srinagar - Leh highway nearabout Kargil??
by ehsmang
07 Jun 2004 08:09
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

Manvendra, My take on the points highlighted by you a) Voice communications were unreliable. A cause of concern indeed. However, given the weather conditions and high altitude this was to be expected. Communications are not easy in those altitudes. However, there is scope for improvement. b) Radio i...
by ehsmang
08 Mar 2004 07:46
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 67786

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

As a layman, I think the Army's new operating philosophy is predicated on the fact that there will be sustained spending on modernisation,upgradation over the next 5-10 years which will allow implementation of such ideas ( which may seem fanciful as of today). The differential of conventional forces...
by ehsmang
10 Feb 2004 11:57
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 89747

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Yes, Negev was in the OFB booth. Yours truly pointed it to our resident small arms expert and confirmed it with the OFB person standing nearby.
by ehsmang
09 Feb 2004 11:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 69065

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Pakis trying to hide in the "N blackmarket' smokescreen

On this "N blackmarket" / "N WalMart" isnt it important wether you are in it as a buyer or seller. I think Pakis were in it as Sellers and that is the problem.
by ehsmang
09 Feb 2004 08:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 69065

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

In yesterday;s BBC Asia Today, Munir Akram ( Paki UN rep) , Karl Inderfurth and a British expert were being interviewed. Munir Akram in response to a question tells the panel that Dr. Khan visited N.Korea 19 times to negotiate purchase of conventional weaponry!!!!!! Karl Inderfurth said that there w...
by ehsmang
06 Feb 2004 16:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 37150

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Daulat, Could be the regular cable but properly insulated just like the kerosene pipe line must be. Cant imagine anything not properly insulated there. Energy effecient? not sure. Pumping along the pipeline must itself be quite energy consuming? I mean storing kerosene must be taking space, plus all...
by ehsmang
06 Feb 2004 11:43
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 37150

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

I have wondered if it not better to have a electric cable running instead of the kerosene pipeline. I mean cant a mini electic power station ( disel fired) be created at the base. Kerosene might still be needed though in much reduced quantities. An electric cable will be more immune to firing, no ne...
by ehsmang
09 Jan 2004 07:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 61285

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

There is an interview with Gen Roychowdhry in the latest issue of FORCE wherein he says that 'Op Parakram compromised the IA capability ......'
by ehsmang
17 Nov 2003 09:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

My 2 cents... The current Infantry modernisation programme named "....4B" is adequate. What is needed I think is how to integrate/network ( NCW..network centric warfare) the various assets available with Army, AF and Navy to achieve more synergy. I think RMA is more about achieving increasing syergy...
by ehsmang
11 Nov 2003 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 863
Views: 183365

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

In the photograph, is there a raised embankment on the other side of the fence?

Isnt the fence too close to the embankment?

What would be the width of the fence as seen in the photograph?

Should the fence not be mined? no mention of that
by ehsmang
31 Oct 2003 16:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

RajeevT, I fully endorse your post and that is what I alluded to in my previous post. Like India which has islands of riches in midst of poverty, the Army also has islands of high tech in midst of things that you pointed out. However, I am also of the view that first the real basics need to be addre...
by ehsmang
29 Oct 2003 09:31
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

While the concepts of RMA , NCW are well known , I think we are still far away from it. I mean, in the recent encounter near Akhnoor bridge the operations were halted for the night and resumed in the morning ( so much for tempo of operations). I think we have not even reached the stage from where RM...
by ehsmang
29 Oct 2003 07:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Shiv, Your idea about RMA is spot on.
by ehsmang
28 Oct 2003 07:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

rather long cut & paste job..... " NCW is defined as an information superiority-enabled concept of operations that generates increased combat power by networking sensors, decision makers, and shooters to achieve shared awareness, increased speed of command, higher tempo of operations, greater le...
by ehsmang
27 Oct 2003 13:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 65997

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Hey, this was supposed to be a thread on RMA and not on Rifles & bullets ??!!! I liked the thoughts of YI Patel about Signals taking its rightful place "..... own padestels in the military pantheon". After talking to a few persons in the business recetnly, I think this is one of our greatest wea...
by ehsmang
18 Aug 2003 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

I was talking to a friend who happens to know a Retd DG of Punjab Police. The retd DG is a avid medals collector and has a very exclusive collection.

Would it not be a good idea to contact him?
by ehsmang
14 Aug 2003 10:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years
Replies: 23
Views: 12578

Re: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years

Jagan, quite agree with you. Even with the all the tech available today, the Army and AF are not finding it easy to do their bit. Anything falling on glacier means it would have been crushed and then enventually dumped into the Beas river. However, I would have expetced remains to be fished out of w...
by ehsmang
04 Aug 2003 09:36
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Untold Story of Op Sarp Vinash
Replies: 4
Views: 7007

Re: The Untold Story of Op Sarp Vinash

I sincerely feel that Govt. of India should raise such non uniformed forces from the plains also. People who are willing to fight the NaPakis on a voluntary basis. They can be provided rudimentary military training and maybe given duties like manning the fence, acting as fighting porters etc.
by ehsmang
03 Jul 2003 09:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 49148

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Bishwa, Q1) Are all the posts manned 7*24*365 or some are vacated during winters? Q2) What is the total length ( approx) of the ridgeline? Q3) Assuming all posts are manned 7*24*365. Now if the Indian Army were to leave some posts ( at random) unoccupied, how easy is it for the enemy to detect. In t...
by ehsmang
02 Jul 2003 09:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 49148

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

can someone draw a hand sketch ( and scan it) of the area so that all members are benfited.
by ehsmang
01 Jul 2003 14:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 49148

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

a) Assuming for a moment that India denudes its presence on the Saltoro, how will a Paki intrusion on the ridgeline take place. I mean will the Pakis come on foot to occupy or it will be some kind of heliborne operation? How will this intruding force be sustained with an Indian presence on the ridge...
by ehsmang
01 Jul 2003 10:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!
Replies: 66
Views: 26120

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!

Congratulations to all. I am on BR all day long at office ( s/w companies mein kaam hai hi nahin). In fact, the guy who sits next to me tells me 1) 'how can you spend your whole day at the same site' 2) bus kar! is site ki itni mat lay My better half understands my obsession with BR and is quite OK ...
by ehsmang
30 Jun 2003 09:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 49148

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Not not a military man. my 2 cents!!! a) A 100% Indian withdrawl from Siachen should be the result of a well thought out treaty between Indian and Pakistan and not a unilateral move. b) In the interim, we could contemplate a gradual thinnning out from Siachen. ie we could identify the less important...
by ehsmang
20 May 2003 09:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54585

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

The ranges of high powered radars forming the backbone of the AD network seem to be in the range of 200 - 300 km (radius of the scanned circle is 200- 300 km, dia would be multiplied by 2) . This implies that to cover the entire Indo-Pak border which can be approximated to be around 2700 km ( IB) ex...
by ehsmang
05 May 2003 11:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 50175

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

nitin "It meets every criteria of the IAF's ASR'-Air Staff Requirements These include performance-speed,manoeuverability,payload,range and other equally hard criteria of reliability ,maintanability,durability." I wanted to know in the case of LCA are these requirements & criteria ( RC) documente...
by ehsmang
05 May 2003 09:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 50175

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

How is a plane certified for induction?

I mean is there a pre defined collection of test cases which have to be successfully completed by the aircraft.
by ehsmang
24 Apr 2003 11:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54585

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Just wanted to know if the radars can tell which aircraft is being tracked. I mean is the radar blip for a F 16 different from that of a Mirage III ?
by ehsmang
10 Apr 2003 09:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54585

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Kindly refrain from posting or asking for such details- Admin
by ehsmang
09 Apr 2003 15:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54585

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

I think this is a very important topic , not discussed often due to its technical nature. I dont know how advanced the Iraqi air defence radars / missiles are. But, the fact that they have managed to shoot ( with missiles not Ack Ack)down 2 USAF planes which surely must have been packed with good EC...
by ehsmang
03 Jan 2003 14:24
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 32064

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Can somebody outline the minimum Indian military objectives in a short sharp conflict with Pakis?

What is the military significance of Haji Pir pass?

thanks
by ehsmang
21 Nov 2002 14:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 34795

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

*** off topic ***
by ehsmang
08 Oct 2002 09:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 18086

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

One of my fathers friend was in Iraq as an IAF instructor and returned to India as an Instructor at AFS ( Tambaram, Chennai) in 1979. He used to regale us with his numerous stories about Iraq. HE used to say that it is very difficult to train Iraqi pilots. What an Indian pilot learns in a week takes...

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