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by rajatmisra
29 Jan 2016 03:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 47741

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

Postings here say that there were 5 air force men trapped in the higher floor of a building while there were two terrorists on the ground floor. They had to be rescued before the two could be eliminated. Why didn't the five try to fight out the two. The two were not carrying any guns and there would...
by rajatmisra
25 Jan 2016 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2016 Republic day special
Replies: 87
Views: 8129

Re: 2016 Republic day special

Don't know where else to post. The award list carries the unique number of each person. Officers seem to be mostly IC, followed by a 5 digit number and an alphabet. Some have others that seem obvious (V for vet, MR for medical etc, instead of IC). Isn't 5 digit too small for all the officer corps si...
by rajatmisra
10 Jan 2016 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 308322

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

How about paying Lanka to buy, say, 2-3 of them and have them over? Disassemble one fully and use the other for testing against LCA
by rajatmisra
10 Jan 2016 14:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 308322

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Actually finance it for them, if necessary
by rajatmisra
10 Jan 2016 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 308322

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Shouldn't we actually encourage Lanka to buy jf-17? Then have exercises with them to understand it fully?
by rajatmisra
20 Jun 2015 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 28026

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

Basic questions from a civilian: 1. Could a couple of terrorists been captured alive? Bound and got back to get more details. How difficult would that be? 2. If the camps were in deep forests, with (presumably) little civilian population around, wouldn't it make more sense to actually use air bombar...
by rajatmisra
14 Sep 2014 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714257

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 s...
by rajatmisra
09 Jun 2014 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189732

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

From an armchair soldier again. China has built a fast train link on permafrost in Tibet. Highest railway, highest tunnel etc. I am sure there would have been skeptics and armchair critics on the need, but they went ahead and built it. So the question is, whether it is technically possible to build ...
by rajatmisra
26 May 2014 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 168820

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Did NOT exercise the option
by rajatmisra
26 May 2014 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 168820

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

In the first place, why did we go for so many variants? Google says that we did exercise the option of additional 209. Then we scouted around and got scorpeone. Kola already there.
by rajatmisra
01 Feb 2014 13:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 5080

Re: Republic day 2014

On the Republic Day, the forces are saluting the supreme commander, ie the President. Does the President have to return their salute with a salute? Can he not just stand there and accept the salute. The same logic on dress - the forces are in full uniform to salute him as the President, but he does ...
by rajatmisra
27 Jan 2014 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 5080

Re: Republic day 2014

And every central police force had a band and a marching contingent.
Only delhi police seemed to use the .303 rifles, everyone else was with insas
by rajatmisra
27 Jan 2014 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 5080

Re: Republic day 2014

Very basic question from a civvie: what is the order in which army marching contingents appear? In order of seniority? If that, then why were paras in the front?
by rajatmisra
23 Jan 2014 23:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

In the 4 months that have passed we could have easily dammed and dewatered the area to reach the sub. Big difference is that the sub is lying IN THE HARBOUR in very shallow water. I am sure there could have been reasons, but can anyone elaborate on why a simple solution is not being examined? Cost o...
by rajatmisra
04 Jan 2014 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164344

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Thanks a lot. I needed to ask on numbering. We have 1-3 corps; it jumps to 9-16. Then 21 and 33. Is there any logic behind this?
by rajatmisra
04 Jan 2014 11:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164344

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Can someone explain how many corps do we have, both holding and strike, and how new ones are numbered? Numbering seems to be quite random to a layman like myself.
by rajatmisra
08 Sep 2013 16:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

I am wondering what the reaction had been if the sub had undergone a major refit at an Indian shipyard and such an accident had happened.
by rajatmisra
07 Sep 2013 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164344

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

And if posts are accurate, this is exactly how the Paki army has behaved since 1948 Kashmir war. If the origins of both the armies are the same, why is there such a difference in their behaviors and attitude? And right since independence.
by rajatmisra
07 Sep 2013 10:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

There should have been a parliamentary committee looking into serious accidents. If the armed forces are to be held accountable, this is absolutely necessary.
by rajatmisra
05 Sep 2013 20:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

Is reconstruction of events really so difficult? The US space program has been able to figure out the issues behind every failure of their mission, that also serves as a pointer to things to be corrected. I refuse to believe that the events cannot be reconstructed to a fair bit of certainty, when th...
by rajatmisra
01 Sep 2013 09:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

Evn if it cannot be used for regular patrols, can it be used for training? Undertake an occasional short voyage?
by rajatmisra
31 Aug 2013 08:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

A basic question. If we do manage to raise the sub with the help of a heavy crane, what will be done next? 1. Keep it on the side of the dock to be dismantled 2. Put it on a floatation device so it can be floated away to a dry dock 3. Repair it while it is n the crane so that it can float on its own...
by rajatmisra
26 Aug 2013 18:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 211230

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why are private sector capabilities not being used? There are a few shipyards including from L&T that can produce scorpeone parallely, I am sure.
by rajatmisra
26 Aug 2013 18:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

I don't know the width of entrance to the harbour (google maps should give a good idea), but if the channel is narrow, say less than 100 m wide then the entrance can be temporarily blocked using flotation blocks. Of course dewatering area will be larger.
by rajatmisra
24 Aug 2013 10:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35658

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

If the sub was 73 m in length then we have to make a wall say 200 m in length around it in just about 50 feet of water. Does not look too difficult an engineering task and any good civil construction company should be able to do it in a few days. Dewater the pit and have a in-situ inspection which w...
by rajatmisra
28 Jul 2013 15:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162675

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

As per publicly available news, The UK was selling its fleet of Jaguars and oman bought a few. Wondering if IAF could have also bought some.
by rajatmisra
25 Dec 2012 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 129
Views: 14962

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Isn't it strange that the only national memorial to soldiers is the one built by the British after WWI? We have a series of memorials to politicians in Delhi...
by rajatmisra
09 Sep 2012 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 170370

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Sorry if the post should go to some other forum, but a quick check if the Sitara IJT has been inducted into the IAF?
by rajatmisra
08 Sep 2012 19:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 256489

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Lalmohan wrote:^^^ "legitimate defense needs" == specifically anti-india offensive capabilities


True, but that has been the story for decades. Whole issue is, are we prepared enough?
by rajatmisra
08 Sep 2012 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 159061

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Any idea if Henderson brooks report is going to be released anytime soon? Why did the non-cong govt also try to keep it secret?
by rajatmisra
04 Aug 2012 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1341
Views: 239309

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The article by VCoAS states that Satellite photographs and air Photographs were of inadequate resolution. This is surprising. What about the foxbats - were they used?
Do we have any recce air crafts or satellites capable of enough resolution photographs currently or not?
by rajatmisra
12 Feb 2012 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The other thing is that Bikram Singh is slated to possibly be the next COAS. Are you suggesting that the next COAS of the Indian army was decided years ago by sidelining Ravi Arora. That matter seems unconnected with VK Singh's fight but that is a serious allegation to make. Gives us something to d...
by rajatmisra
12 Feb 2012 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Kapil wrote:Guys,
Please watch "We,the People" on NDTV at 2000 IST tonight.Invitees/Panelists are:
Lt Gen P C Katoch,Kunal Verma, a lawyer from VKS's team,the INC's Manish Tiwari and the BJP's Manvendra Singh

Why should political parties be jumping in? It is really sad, either ways
by rajatmisra
12 Feb 2012 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

From all accounts vks is totally upright man and a general with his own mind. I hope he continues in office and is not forced to resign just because media is building up pressure on him to do so. Even in SC verdict, the court and the govt have accepted that. That is, unless he really feels like putt...
by rajatmisra
12 Feb 2012 00:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

There seems to be mixing of issues of date of birth and suitability / line of succession. I have two questions: 1. If the successor is not bks, would there be still so much angst? I mean if there was someone acceptable to forum members as extremely competent 2. If bks were appointed chief and it tur...
by rajatmisra
05 Feb 2012 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy republic day
Replies: 77
Views: 4593

Re: Happy republic day

Silly question by me:
The coas carried a baton; the cons a sword. Nothing by coas. Why?
Why was coas not carrying a sword?
by rajatmisra
05 Feb 2012 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Reading all the posts, it would appear to be a conspiracy to get lt gen bs as the chief. Why? Also, if he is an army commander, can we not assume that he is competent enough. Is there something we (outside the forces) ought to know?
by rajatmisra
28 Jan 2012 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 27571

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

kuldip chaggar wrote: Somebody like it or don't like it.Mig 29K and Mig 35 are developed by India's funding. They will not select any off the two birds until Mig 35 starting testing. Then the deal might be done,then Mig 35 will come through back door. Not a pleasant topic, but: Oct 2011 :: Death of...
by rajatmisra
28 Jan 2012 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 177937

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

nelson reason I asked was someone said that the best army maching contingent leads the paraded followed by the Guards So maybe its the winner of the Army day parade The Delhi police uses .303 with bayonets while marching. Looked quite elegant and different from army contingents. Must be much heavie...

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