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by Aditya Watts
26 Jun 2020 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 986645

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Dear experts, I just found this clip Made by a CRPF trooper. https://twitter.com/bhaveshsaspara/status/1276188880463486976?s=21 He is mentioning that he is heading for the border towards Palin something. Palin is in Arunachal Pradesh. My questions are: what would the CRPFs role be in this case? I wa...
by Aditya Watts
31 Jan 2014 03:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7447

Re: Republic day 2014

I am watching the parade here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hayJ81ZuA2c and I saw that there are some foreigners sitting in the audience. Now at 1:19.58 there seems to be sitting a happy French officer which made me smile for good reasons. Does anyone know what's the deal with his presence, and per...
by Aditya Watts
25 Dec 2013 19:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 238008

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Video of the 16-tonne heavy drop system (HDS) being air dropped from an IL-76 aircraft. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=510038499093480 Amazing sight. Reminds me of the Russians airdropping a complete tank with its crew inside :lol: can't wait to see that happening on Indian soil. 8)
by Aditya Watts
05 Dec 2013 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 238008

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Of course my list was not exhaustive. Other options are also possible, for example the options give by you :) With specific agreements I talk about possible contracts or agreements in which it says what to do after a certain plane retires. For example, it happens sometimes that aircraft that are bei...
by Aditya Watts
05 Dec 2013 17:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 238008

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

govardhanks wrote:I have small question what happens to old aircraft which are decommissioned?

Depending on the specific agreements and the degree of airworthiness they are either put in storage, used for target practice, scrapped, or distributed as static displays.
by Aditya Watts
26 Nov 2013 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Well interesting sounds better than 'surprising'. I think your statement came across a bit negatively. You should look at the context in which we operate. A lot of people use the US as a benchmark (sometimes gleaned from tom Clancy I suspect). What works for them may not work for us. And they learn...
by Aditya Watts
25 Nov 2013 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

By that I mean the way how the Indian forces display themselves as a result of their way of making decisions or choices. For example the fact that a platoon commander in the Indian Army usually is a JCO whereas in other armies it's usually a LT. Or, the unique composition of the Indian air force inv...
by Aditya Watts
25 Nov 2013 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Thanks for the extra inputs and clarification Akshay. It is interesting to see the differences with different navies. The Indian armed forces are always a surprise in all aspects. 8)
by Aditya Watts
20 Nov 2013 22:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

suryag wrote:Thanks Amma thats a good beginning, no wonder TN police are efficient and most feared

It's really great so see the TN Police doing a good job by constantly developing in the right direction. Time that forces from the rest of the country take this example.
by Aditya Watts
20 Nov 2013 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Great to see the INS Vikramaditya finally join service. Usually, the commanding officer of big IN ships has the rank of Captain. But I read somewhere [cannot remember where :-( ] that the INS Vikraaditya would be commanded by a Commodore for the first few years. What is the possibility of that happ...
by Aditya Watts
13 Aug 2013 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1982
Views: 250961

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Hilarious - Mint's article has used the photo of a slightly different (and somewhat bedraggled) Vikrant! http://www.livemint.com/rf/Image-621x414/LiveMint/Period1/2013/08/13/Photos/vikrant--621x414.jpg So typical this. Probably went something like this: "old Vikrant, new Vikrant, ki farak pend...
by Aditya Watts
15 Jan 2013 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395704

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I guess it's a PR session to show off their new gear/weapons :)
Like Mr. Rohit said it would make no sense to use these in open terrain at long distance.
by Aditya Watts
13 Jan 2013 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I was always fascinated with the Bears (Tu-142) but, I have read the operational shortcomings of this aircraft especially with respect to crew accommodation. Now, I heard that one of the things missing was a lavatory. Now I was always wondering, is it really that hard to install a lavatory in that a...
by Aditya Watts
12 Jan 2013 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395704

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Prithviraj-ji looking really awesome 8)
by Aditya Watts
17 Oct 2012 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 240173

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

India to give power punch to Jaguar fighters The Jag was already retired for the Tornadoes in UK and other services. Okay, it has got significant avionics upgrades and stuff, but all the same, the platform is long in the tooth. This might be last remaining dedicated strike aircraft for the IAF. But...
by Aditya Watts
26 Aug 2012 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395704

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

aniket wrote:Why is the water being sprayed, to clean the aircraft or for ceremonial purposes ?
Man she looks beautiful :D

It's for ceremonial purposes; usually for inauguration or for example when a captain retires. They also do this for boats.
by Aditya Watts
10 Aug 2012 20:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3068
Views: 370195

Re: Indian Roads Thread

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/thumb/msid-15044151,width-400,height-300,resizemode-4/economic-development-of-up.jpg How did the guy on a bicyle get on an expressway ? :lol: Is that a bicycle lane or a service lane? Also interesting is the fact that the expressway has a minimum speed limit. So ...
by Aditya Watts
23 May 2012 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440610

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Maybe someone can shed a light on this. I always have noticed that Indian trains do not drive with their lights on at the front part of the train; only when its dark or hazy, foggy etc.. Visibility. Drivers cabin is dark and the driver adjusts his/her vision when it gets darker. With light on one c...
by Aditya Watts
11 May 2012 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 893
Views: 222397

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120510/jsp/nation/story_15473003.jsp#.T6u-dOuMo2t CRPF for Parliament security IMRAN AHMED SIDDIQUI New Delhi, May 9: An elite unit of the CRPF will take over the security of Parliament, now protected by the central force and other agencies under Delhi police’s comman...
by Aditya Watts
02 May 2012 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440610

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Aditya, What you are talking about is spatial recognition. 90% plus of run over accidents happen due to misjudging the speed/distance of approaching train. No amount of Honking gives people information on how fast train is going and how far it is. That is a major reason for keeping the lights on. I...
by Aditya Watts
30 Apr 2012 20:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440610

Re: Indian Railways Thread

I believe, and science will be with me, that it will certainly increase safety for both the driver(s) and general public. Any more explanation as to why this is required? Any way during the time of poor visibility (i.e night, fogs etc.) the drivers do switch on the head lights. But why is it requir...
by Aditya Watts
29 Apr 2012 17:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440610

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Maybe someone can shed a light on this. I always have noticed that Indian trains do not drive with their lights on at the front part of the train; only when its dark or hazy, foggy etc... In the west certainly, the trains always have their lights on. I believe it should be mandatory (if it is not ye...
by Aditya Watts
19 Feb 2012 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 893
Views: 222397

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Dmurphy wrote:Waiting for someone to come up with the idea of buying F-35s for the BSF :evil:
:rotfl:
It seems that over time the BSF will be transformed in a unit which is in line with the US national guards/ air national guards :wink:
by Aditya Watts
30 Jan 2012 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395704

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Austin wrote:Must be quite intimidating even for the the SPG protectee to have those huge tall armed men around you all the time

My thoughts exactly :)
by Aditya Watts
26 Nov 2011 22:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

Home ministry plans to modify police uniform The conventional khaki shirt and trouser, woollen caps and archaic leather shoes don't quite make up for an attractive uniform, and so, our police force is a tad too boring to look at. But all this is set to change. The country's police will soon get a m...
by Aditya Watts
29 Oct 2011 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 556563

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

A simple pooch. What difference will 22 Apaches make for us considering we have such a long border with Pak and China. Shouldn't we have procured a larger number? Like the guru's have mentioned these machines can be assist in giving the necessary punch at the battlefield. I also know that these mac...
by Aditya Watts
29 Oct 2011 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

abhinavjo wrote:How can that be an IL 76. IL has wings starting over its fuselage. Unless someone was trying to pull off a chatt-ride like they do on overloaded buses! :rotfl:
My money is on Boeing 737

:lol:

Yeah I agree, seems an B737.
by Aditya Watts
28 Oct 2011 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Thats a photushop of the iwo jima picture isn't it ? So what. How many know that in India anyway :) ^^ That's not the point. Its disrespectful to the armies of both the Nations. Do we have dearth of proud military history so that we have to borrow from others? We could easily have displayed the pic...
by Aditya Watts
28 Oct 2011 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

jimmy_moh wrote:http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/travelogues-east-north-east-india-f64/sikkim-trip-time-no-own-vehicle-t31715-10/

nice pics of nathula pass

Really awesome!

I noticed that none of the soldiers was carrying visible arms. The general atmosphere, at least in these pics, seemed quite non-hostile.
by Aditya Watts
03 Oct 2011 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8LmmtZacP90/ToU72mQHMUI/AAAAAAAAB5A/b3QgKp9VKgQ/s1600/P8I%2Bfirst%2Bflight.jpg In this picture, I see that the new P8-I has a "Window" that is close to a size of a door. Can some one ID why an ASW would have such a big window? Observer window There are five side-...
by Aditya Watts
12 Aug 2011 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

tushar_m wrote:what's that tank in the middle doen't look like t72 is it t55 ????

Yes it is :)
by Aditya Watts
11 Aug 2011 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

ASPuar wrote:It was one hell of a rifle in its time. But no good for police work. Too powerful!

Indeed a good piece of equipment, but rather inefficient these days. Too bulky for police work.
by Aditya Watts
22 May 2011 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

sum wrote:^^ Are J&K policemen allowed to have beards in service? Most of the cadets in the pic above look unshaven even on a PoP day..

Perhaps it is based on the law concerning freedom of religion.
by Aditya Watts
14 Jan 2011 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 899478

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Ok here is another good one: Put those K's in the Ayni or Farkhor base in Tajikistan :wink:

No but seriously, speaking of these Su-30K's, I though that they are converted into MKI's as also mentioned before in this thread.
by Aditya Watts
15 Dec 2010 18:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

I was thinking whether police in India has access to aerial support (for example helicopters) or not? As far as I know, none of the police forces in India have their own 'departmental' helicopters. Forces involved in naxal hunting, have been provided helicopters from the Air Force. I am not too sur...
by Aditya Watts
13 Dec 2010 17:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145950

Re: Indian Police Reform

While noticing this recent article on Hindustan Times about a man hunt with 600 police personnel to find a car with suspected physical abusers in Delhi, I was thinking whether police in India has access to aerial support (for example helicopters) or not? I could not find much regarding this, perhaps...
by Aditya Watts
24 Oct 2010 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Gaurav_S, I do not know about this particular case, but talking in general terms, IA has a very robust intelligence setup in J&K. For eg: JAKLI TA is mostly comprised of ex-militants who are very highly regarded for their information gathering capabilities. I guess that BSF and J&K police a...
by Aditya Watts
06 Oct 2010 14:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 899478

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Regarding the memorandum issue concerning the P8I, does anybody know how this was in the old days (around 50's and 60s) when India used to fly American-made equipment such as the C119 and the "super conny"?
by Aditya Watts
06 Oct 2010 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 899478

Re: Indian Military Aviation


Embarrassing moment at 1.41 :lol:

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