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by anjan
16 Nov 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

1. Bad for army - Generals Deepak Kapoor Gen JJ and Bikram Singh are considered to be in category 1. Just with his Bomdila commentary Gen Rawat makes his 1st place. What soldier wants to serve under a man who'll throw his men under a bus at the least sign of his masters' displeasure. Thank God we s...
by anjan
16 Nov 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Pak cant nuke them while they tear them apart. Earlier the Cold Start was non starter as the formation were large enough to invite nuke strike. Whether an IBG or a div they only concentrate before they strike. They're not exactly sitting around in one place just because they're a DIv. Second, if an...
by anjan
15 Nov 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Please post full text of Gen. Rawat interview https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/can-t-fight-next-war-like-last-one-says-army-chief-gen-bipin-rawat/story-HJdfgQXJNDRH4Z0alD18iJ_amp.html__twitter_impression=true These are as revolutionary as Lord Kitchner reforms in 1890s. Gen Rawat must take c...
by anjan
28 Feb 2018 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 758874

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We're sailing in a bomb, said INS Sindhuratna officer hours before death As an Indian Navy board of inquiry investigates the Feb 26 disaster on board Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuratna, a shattering twist has surfaced throwing up enormous questions for Navy and government leadership and their cul...
by anjan
05 Oct 2017 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

T Sarkar, I found your insights very useful and agree with you. I also think the article does not say that forces should be reduced, it is merely advancing a way of creating more reserves which can be employed as needed to better effect. I think it's more that he's advocating moving those reserves ...
by anjan
24 Sep 2017 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37398

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

In my view you underestimate the value of good hospitality shown to guests. Pakis do it all the time to win over Indian hearts and minds. Little things like the US visa simply getting stamped without an interview at the consulate etc can go a long way towards making anyone feel special. Anyone who ...
by anjan
24 Sep 2017 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37398

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

No more foreign govt-funded courses for Indian military officers: Centre 20 September, 2017 Uncomfortable with other countries cultivating Indian military officers, government says it’ll pay for an international course if justified. The defence ministry has barred armed forces officers from pursuin...
by anjan
19 Sep 2017 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Who else has the capability to pick up junk from high altitude areas? Lets us say, climbers, have junked kanchenjunga (27k ft) or even nathula pass (15k ft) , then can we send our municipal workers in that altitude to clean up the mess. We don't have civilians trained to work in high altitude areas...
by anjan
19 Sep 2017 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Prime Minister's Office wants Indian Army to pick up garbage: Where's your outrage now? The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has passed directions to the defence ministry to task the Army with clearing up the litter deposited over the years at tourist spots in high-altitude areas. In the last two year...
by anjan
14 Aug 2017 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

That is not the point. If the Pentagon is unhappy with one thing of the Indian army today, if fixed at the sole behest of the US, it will be unhappy with another thing tomorrow. And this cycle will go on. Sher Khan will always prefer Boris Yeltsin to Putin; and a hibernating Indian PM like MMS to o...
by anjan
12 Aug 2017 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

No defence for the MoD - Seema Sirohi, ET The Pentagon has always admired Pakistan and its military with its pseudo Sandhurst accents and whisky drinking. It has encouraged Pak coups and sometimes even financed them. Democracy, civilian control of the military etc. are things meant for the European...
by anjan
11 Aug 2017 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

No defence for the MoD - Seema Sirohi, ET The defence relationship is said to be the strongest link in the India-US strategic partnership, bolstered by annual military exercises, growing arms sales and winsome rhetoric. Last year, the US declared India a ‘major defence partner’ to quicken the pace ...
by anjan
09 Aug 2017 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

mind you forces do have an upper hand on their pension sceheme when compared to the IAS not that I am trying to counter your views but just throwing an example out how there are differences everywhere . This is factually untrue. NFU(non-functional upgradation) means everyone in the IAS retires with...
by anjan
09 Aug 2017 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

anjan, i completely agree we need to provide our soldiers with wages competitive to other jobs. However, we cannot provide them with better wages with current numbers. Either we cut down the active personnel or we give them lower wages like now. I will partly endorse negi's comment that situation h...
by anjan
09 Aug 2017 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

India needs to reduce the size of army by 20% and use the savings to better equip the army. The ever increasing wages, perks and retirement benefits are not sustainable for an organization where most people retire early. China is cutting down army size for similar reasons. Currently more than 2/3rd...
by anjan
06 Aug 2017 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Morale of the forces is not a function of their pay ; even in the much maligned private sector where packages for executives run into crores beyond a point money cannot even motivate one to come to office let alone laying down one's life for country so all such idiots who link OROP with Morale of t...
by anjan
05 Aug 2017 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This complaint is a moving of goalpost from the first one about poor leadership and men dying. I do not want to get ito a discussion but since you ask, there is at least one memorial that specifically records the names of the martyrs of Op Pawan in Sri Lanka. Come again? You were the one who misrep...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

In fact I disagree with you here. This is a cost that the nation will have to bear. Every lost life has to feel like the lost life of one's own father or son. The officers too are in that category. This may be emotional talk, but because it is emotional talk I dislike the differentiation you make &...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 22:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I want to address the common source of dhoti shiver which states "India has no full-time defence minister, so we are phugged". In a country our size there are enough things for a full time PM, defense minister, NSA and Finance Minister to do. I'd assume doubly so if we're on the brink of ...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Fair enough. But why is war talk foolish in that case? After all the brave men who must serve under the incompetents you have recognized may have to fight a war. What is foolish about discussing war? After all you are also talking about war preparedness. Would that also not be foolish if war talk w...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

MODI’S BLIND SPOT By PG Kamath ‘The Government at a Glance; 2017 OECD Report’ has commended the Indian Government for having the maximum confidence of its people. India towers over all other nations with a whopping 73% of us reposing our faith and trust in the PM Modi led; NDA Government. UK, Japan...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This war talk is foolish. But the following statement is not foolish? Edit: The quality of our senior armed forces leadership is not something to write home about either. The top has been politicized and lack the courage to stand up for their men. Is it really? See the recent complaints about the d...
by anjan
03 Aug 2017 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This war talk is foolish. Both sides have mobilized and any war will be bloody. Our political leadership, while clearly the best our country has to offer, has no national security strategy and not even a full time defense minister. Our bureaucracy is inefficient and incapable, focused on collecting ...
by anjan
01 Aug 2017 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I do not wish to prolong this topic ; point which I was trying to make is very very simple fundamentally any system that relies on material being transported to men versus letting them buy it in lieu of allowances will always have leaks and prone to corruption . That is not an opinion and proved in...
by anjan
29 Jul 2017 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^ I know what I am taking about the said move was only for peace postings ; which part of this country that is a peace posting has difficulty when it comes to buying ration ? I'm not sure you even understand what's being suggested. You don't expect people to go to the subji mandi and hand over rice...
by anjan
28 Jul 2017 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

General is strong on sentiments but light on reason. His central line of argument was if officers are not provided ration they might take their cut from jawans' which is an inappropriate thing to say ; fact is pilfering of ration allowance used to happen at a large scale before reforms were introdu...
by anjan
27 Jul 2017 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Eventually we will get to ration-less direct allowance deposit model (for clothing it has already been in place for officers just because it does not come in DDM people cannot whine about it) ; the only justification which forces give for ration today is absolutely shoddy govt. supply chain. Today ...
by anjan
26 Jul 2017 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The issue continues to be that the babus of the MoD simply have no accountability. Left unchecked by political power they'll run rampant. In a hypothetical loss in a war would a defence secretary ever be called to question? Would the DG, Acquisition? Or the ASs and JSs galore? Yet it is these men an...
by anjan
25 Jul 2017 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The CSD is badly misused and is a cesspool of corruption. This is something everyone is aware of. With the level of computerization, a better answer would simply be to restrict the number of items per person. All that this half baked answer of restricting CSD sales will do is ensure that CSDs run dr...
by anjan
25 Jul 2017 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Yeah ~3k but that still does not change anything. Fruits and veggies are never part of ration those things even jawans buy from market always did, the rice in ration is so bad even JCOs do not consume it forget about officers. Anyone who has actually lived in bases would know rations probably make ...
by anjan
17 Jul 2017 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37398

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Slightly older but demonstrates the deterioration in morale: Military no longer a right choice today: Ex-Army chief Ved Prakash Malik "By taking away its pride, status and making career unattractive, the military is no longer a right choice today, which I believe is neither good for military no...
by anjan
13 Jul 2017 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37398

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

anjan, Can you clarify why you think this is a bad move? By placing the AFT under the Law Ministry, Armed Forces will come under the Judicial system. This order prevents that. The judges showed their true nature during Gen. V.K. Singh date of birth related case. The AFT today is the primary means o...
by anjan
12 Jul 2017 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1131
Views: 176592

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

http://www.defencenews.in/article/Indian-Army-stops-Free-Ration-as-corruption-eats-into-crores-263099 for Officers posted in peaceful locations - money in place of rations. Good move. It stops corrupt ways of life. Not sure how much Govt is involved. It's a terrible move. One more nail driven in by...
by anjan
12 Jul 2017 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37398

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Govt clips wings of Armed Forces Tribunal in new rules The Union government has changed the rules governing appointment in the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), giving more powers to the Defence Secretary who would now have a role in ordering inquiries against members of the tribunal and their removal. ...
by anjan
27 Jun 2017 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953135

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

bIxE5kZXjsY This isn't strictly military(It's about the organ trade the Chinese govt./PLA are involved in) but that channel is interesting and gives a viewpoint on the internal power struggles. A large part of the military flashes I think are also based on their internal politics and goes some way ...
by anjan
06 May 2017 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 508739

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The level of Russian apologia is impressive. A former HC to Pakistan, a known hawk, writes an assessment and friends of Russia clearly know better. As they say... Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
by anjan
04 May 2017 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422641

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

They've shafted the military once again with the Pay Commission. Now bureaucrats can draw higher disability pensions than men in uniform. Jai Jawan indeed!
by anjan
24 Apr 2017 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2333
Views: 381945

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

On Kashmir you are with or against India. Doesn't matter whether you are heaven born or commoner like us. Very clear who is with India. Not those two retd., officers. That's a very american approach. That has never been how India has approached CI. The relative success of the two methods is very vi...
by anjan
24 Apr 2017 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2333
Views: 381945

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

War is the violent end of politics. Its really weird to compare a general commenting on politics to a witch doctor. Politics is inherent in war. And they spend a lot of time studying it. But in a democratic setup, it is a professional politician who holds the policy and political end of the stick. ...
by anjan
24 Apr 2017 04:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2333
Views: 381945

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Ekalavya, Lt Gen. Hooda(R) and and Panag(R) were good soldiers. However this is a political issue. So invoking them us a logical fallacy of appeal to false authority. It's like calling doctors of divinity to treat a patient. War is the violent end of politics. Its really weird to compare a general ...

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