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by Akshay Kapoor
29 Mar 2018 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 896
Views: 35190

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Resignation - Gentlemen I have submitted my resignation as a moderator and a request for cancellation of my account to the moderators. Thank you all for the support especially those discussion we had in the Tactics discussion. My email is akshaykapoor108 at gmale for those interested in carrying on ...
by Akshay Kapoor
23 Mar 2018 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I don't think it is worth starting an entire new thread for this because - as I indicated in my post - I would ask a series of maybe 5-6 questions that need hard (sociological) data for answers before we can establish that the premise that armed forces people are 1. Really (data wise) unable to fin...
by Akshay Kapoor
23 Mar 2018 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rakesh wrote:Since Vidur-ji brought up the point, let us start one :lol: why not? I enjoy sociology topics. right up my alley as well.


Okay we will start another thread if you and Shiv sir are genuinely interested in it. Rakesh lets you and I moderate it closely and we will let Shiv lead and diagnose.
by Akshay Kapoor
23 Mar 2018 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

If you are referring to the Sept 2016 strikes (in revenge for the cowardly attack on the Uri camp), then it was alcohol. The Major was peeved that everyone was giving him alcohol and nobody was giving him food. I read that in the book —> India’s Most Fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh. The Majo...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 173062

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Prasad, in addition to what Shiv sir said, there would by hyperbaric chambers for sure in the hospital. As Shiv sir pointed out in his earlier post....just having equipment is not enough. Living a few winters, suffering casualties, evacuating them, loosing some, all is a learning experience and Chin...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Okay quiz time : There was one thing about his welcome that peeved the Major who lead one of the surgical strike teams. What was it ?
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ramana wrote:You already are married!!!


Sir always good to check market value.... :wink:
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The Economist has the Hamburger Index for relative buying power of different currencies. In Civil Service we have the dowry index - relative earning power of various professions ! Last year that for the first time IIM was bid higher than IAS/IPS - the bidder was a minister of the erstwhile UP gover...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I was curious so read it. Some points are illuminating - I was not aware of the situation in Kashmir. His points about the bureaucracy are unfortunatley correct. T he steel frame has become a noose around the republic and unless it is radically reformed or abolished we will not achieve our developm...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2985
Views: 624765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I modified my post before seeing your reply. It is okay. I agree with you that gare murde ukhadne ke koi faide nahi hai. There is good synergy between IAF and the Tejas team now. And we can leave it at that happy note. I don't intend to modify anybody's world views. I will wait for you to show me a...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2985
Views: 624765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

He is saying it in the same breath as calling IAF knee jerk for wanting a medium a/c for medium role - requirement approved by the govt and mandated by it for 15 years atleast ? And How can a light CAS 70 pct of Tejas do a medium role ?
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2985
Views: 624765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

It is for the above reason that LM could churn out F-16s at the rate of 30/month in the 1980s and the same concept has been adopted with the F-35 as well. Two aircraft that are night and day in technology and even raw materials, but the production concept is the same. The same will now be true with...
by Akshay Kapoor
22 Mar 2018 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2985
Views: 624765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thank you for the updates. Is there a timeline in mind? It was also good to know that the new radomes will be retrofitted to all the IOC standard Tejas jets including those delivered to the IAF already. one question regarding that was whether those radomes would be built in India or imported from t...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2985
Views: 624765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

All of this done without one single crash. Great safety management. Kudos to all involved. Important institutional learning that will be crucial to future projects. Is this being institutionalised Indranil. What are the mechanisms ? I believe this is an important aspect. Also as the pilots of 45 Sqd...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2197
Views: 264578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It depends on whether their exports are elastic or not. If they are then exports should go up countering the GDP drop in dollar terms. But usually big currency drops are not elastic even in the best economies and Pak is dysfunctional and male nothing worth selling except terror. So my view is that t...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2503
Views: 395634

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

panduranghari wrote:US eats the least fresh food and spends the most on healthcare.
India spends more on fresh food and spends less on healthcare.

Causation =/= Correlation.


Fascinating
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2003
Views: 366338

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mig21s crashed so much, BECAUSE THEY ARE BLOODY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE/FLY and I believe the IAF would send there pilots to Mig21 from intermediate jet training? that is a tall order!! hard enough to handle such an aircraft out of advanced jet training couple the difficulties of flying such a difficul...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2003
Views: 366338

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mig21s crashed so much, BECAUSE THEY ARE BLOODY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE/FLY and I believe the IAF would send there pilots to Mig21 from intermediate jet training? that is a tall order!! hard enough to handle such an aircraft out of advanced jet training couple the difficulties of flying such a difficul...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343611

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

I see. The search engine point makes sense. I’ll discuss.
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241097

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Ashutosh Malik you are absolutely on the right track. The trends are unmistakable and I get confirmation again and again in my interactions across the spectrum.
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241097

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

We have demonstrated entire system design capabilities in many projects including Tejas. That by itself is an important infact crucial capability. Then many sub systems have been designed in India. Kamchan armour is a great innovation I think. I don’t know about the suspension but I’m reasonably sur...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afzal_Khan_(general) reading the account, Shivaji seemed to have two SF level personal protection bodyguards as well. great job all around *clap clap* Yes, Singha sir. This is one of the most well-known of the warrior king's personal exploits. Imbibed in all maharashtr...
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86186

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Agree Admiral. But who will sort out Pappu and Soniaji.
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759144

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admiral, any idea where I can find that sub documentary program link.
by Akshay Kapoor
21 Mar 2018 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2197
Views: 264578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Btw I have been meaning to ask you for a long time. Is that a pint of Guinness ?
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2197
Views: 264578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

chetak Ji : Following received from Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Head Office, 15-1, Kyobashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8315 : Q U O T E Prease pass forrowing message to Chetak San, Dear Chetak San, Prease note that Ajinomoto is most definitery not a Chinese Product but is Made in Japan where our Group has ...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2197
Views: 264578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Not only that, the hans are very excited because cheeni Ajinomoto often makes the paki heart beat faster :) to paraphrase some forgotten american, the cheeni says to the paki " is that a bottle of ajinimoto in your pocket or are you just glad to see me "?? Rhythm abnormalities like atrial...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201388

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Yes, it is a "wag the dog" moment for her.Just a few weeks ago she was v.v.shaky over Brexit, etc.The moves to oust her were still in play.The Russian bogey has come like a godsend to her, which raises suspicion that it was either a false flag op, or as I have postulated a covert op again...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241097

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Cross posting. Very good effort by CVRDE on another front. Do see the video. There is another video that I recommend very highly. Its a speech by the Sankaracharya ji of Puri organized by CVRDE. Brilliant. Kudos to CVRDE for this. He makes the point that our kings used to fight from the front and ri...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There is another video that I recommend very highly. Its a speech by the Sankaracharya ji of Puri organized by CVRDE. Brilliant. Kudos to CVRDE for this. He makes the point that our kings used to fight from the front and right up to very recently - even late 1800s when they (and many queens) fought ...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Akshay, On Saturday was watching Adrishya on Netflix. It has an episode on Bahirji Naik and death of Afzal khan. I highly recommend watching that. I have already watched it many months ago :wink: So intelligence had a big role to play in Op Afzal. Just see the situation now after Ajit Doval sir KC ...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26265

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sir, In terms of an India-Pak war, it seems that the E-W distance from the border is not as critical as reaching a certain area e.g. RYK or Mirpur Khas and then expanding along the N-S axis to separate the Pak defences. Would this be an example of a short distance "against the grain of the cou...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26265

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sir, Thank you for the reality check and the details of employing small units. It's far more useful (and more difficult) for us civilians to understand from the ground up, rather than from the top down. Re. the statement "protecting the shaft", what I meant is that as the tank thrusts go ...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201388

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I dont think there is massive anti Putin sentiment in the public. Obviously govt is milking the situation for all its worth. Naturally. Makes TM look strong. Must be thanking her stars.
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 423112

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Orignal quiz question Quiz : There is a SF unit which has recently been in the news. Its nick name comes from its history - it was raised by converting an entire inf bn. The nickname refers to a weapon used by one of India's greatest hero who was a great king, statesman and visionary. Name the unit,...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26265

Re: Tactics & military craft

Jumping up levels of command to regt and brigade - armour must appear on enemy flanks and turn them. That was the old cavalry did. Second the sheer shock effect of armour and the news 'tanks are here' when not expected raises alarm and fear. Thats why armour must press on....always. Lalmohan ji logi...

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