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by kunalverma
22 Oct 2012 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 15879

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

BATTLE OF BUM LA (13,500') 23 OCTOBER 2012 'Their Names Liveth for Evermore' The Forward Policy was based on the Intelligence Bureau’s assessment that the Chinese would not go to war with India on the issue of the McMahon Line, so that the International Border would ultimately stabilize along the ‘...
by kunalverma
22 Oct 2012 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 15879

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

If there are any errors in the list given in the next post, please let me know. I'll be most grateful. We're putting the list down going over memorials etc. and at places there is a bit of confusion sometimes. Thanks.
by kunalverma
19 Oct 2012 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 15879

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Tomorrow at the crack of dawn, 50 years ago the Chinese 82 and 120mm mortars opened up in Nam Ka Chu. 281 men died. Most of them would have been in their 70s had they been alive today. In their eternal loving memory: Major BK Pant; Capt GS Bhatia; Capt MS Mangat; Lt Subash Chander; Sub Ranjeet singh...
by kunalverma
19 Oct 2012 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 15879

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Virupaksha, there was a TV discussion yesterday where Gen. VP Malik said that GoI felt that using IAF in offensive ops would have escalated the conflict. After the Indian Express report where one of our esteemed editors decided to put the blame on the Army leadership by quoting selectively from the...
by kunalverma
19 Oct 2012 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 15879

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Ever since I've had access to the Op Lal Qila file (the broad details of which I had put out in book, The LONG ROAD to SIACHEN: The QUESTION WHY (Rupa & Co.) I've torn my hair out over the various issues that have since plagued the Nation for half a century now. In this post, however, I want to ...
by kunalverma
03 Jun 2012 06:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

kunalverma, An chance of a suit on Ind Express coterie for defamation with their false coup story? A notice had been issued by Col Malaiappan from Chennai, which was answered by IE, their main defence being that their was no cause of action as the paper was not published from Chennai. This notice p...
by kunalverma
02 Jun 2012 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Ajai Shukla has been served a legal notice on behalf of Admiral Ramdas, MG Devasahayam, Generals Ashok Verma, PC Katoch, OS Lohchab, former CEC Mr N Gopalakrishnan and veteran journalist Sam Rajappa for deliberately lying and distorting facts with reference to the PIL which had been filed in the SC ...
by kunalverma
02 Jun 2012 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

To: ak.anthony@sansad.nic.in Subject: complaint;CMD BEML Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 08:15:43 +0000   From A K Agrawal P11- Golden Enclave Old Airport Road Bangalore-17   To Shri A K Anthony The Defence minister of India Raksha Bhavan New Delhi   Dear Shri Anthony   Sub:Action against Mr V K Natrajan CMD....
by kunalverma
16 Apr 2012 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Don't want to upload it as it isn't my film. Happy to share it with all BRites. Just contact me at
Shivkunalverma@gmail.com
by kunalverma
16 Apr 2012 10:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Manjgu, Rezangla is very much in our territory. The Chinese today hold the mouth of the Spangur Gap which is on the eastern flank of the old Chushul airfield. BTW, I've got hold of a Chinese film which documents the fighting from NEFA to Ladakh. Its got English subtitles. To put it mildly, it's inte...
by kunalverma
16 Apr 2012 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

While everyone is entitled to their opinion, this uninformed posturing as in the Hindu Op Edit must be condemed. Civil-Military equations have evolved in a lop sidded manner since Independence, and if a course correction is required, where is the problem? Instead we are drowned out in a cacophony of...
by kunalverma
16 Apr 2012 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Someone called Jyoti Malhotra has written this bs as the Op Edit in the Hindu. One would think we learnt our lessons after Tashkant in 1965. In return, the Prime Minister could be emboldened to go where no Indian Prime Minister has been, certainly since 1989. At the time, Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandh...
by kunalverma
15 Apr 2012 22:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164574

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I think there's a crucial difference here.... As far as I know, and this is reinforced by the OUTLOOK article, both the AG and the MS Branch records show the DoB of VKS as 1951. It's the MoD that needs to change the DoB to 1950 for the retirement order to be issued. The MoD has to issue a legal orde...
by kunalverma
15 Apr 2012 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189855

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Does anyone else think that, Instead of Unkil it may be china behind all this faracas. Is pakistan the real beneficiary of this withdrawl or is it chinese who will ultimately benefit from it. Right Now, Our position give us some advantage over karakoram HWY. If we leave and pakistani's move in, wha...
by kunalverma
15 Apr 2012 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1215
Views: 93553

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

Long Road to Siachen: The Question Why Bob McKerrow is from New Zealand; one of the big time adventurers and an authority on Antartica. Quite an honour to have him comment extensively on the Siachen book. This review was published a couple of weeks ago, after an avalanche killed 120 plus soldiers in...
by kunalverma
09 Apr 2012 11:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

SCREAMING NEWS!

Attn: Shekhar Gupta - MOST URGENT! STOP PRESS etc.

2 RAJPUT, the Army Chief's very own, has truncated it's month long exercise and is HEADING TOWARDS DELHI! God swear, it's true!
by kunalverma
09 Apr 2012 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Been watching Nitin Gokhale on the tele until now. Admiral Bhagwat forwarded his article on la affaire Shekhar Gupta to me last night! It's on his blog nitinagokhale.blogspot.in Nevertheless, can't resist pasting it. Nitin has high jacked one of the best quotes from Kautilya, written 2,000 years ag...
by kunalverma
04 Apr 2012 12:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

MoS, Pallam Raju has said the news report is an anti-national act.
Natural fall out of that should be the arrest of Shekhar Gupta, Ritu Sarin and Parnab Dhal Samanta.
by kunalverma
04 Apr 2012 11:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

A segment of the print and electronic media, who are supposed to be the sentinels for probity, honesty and integrity in public life have been repeatedly attacking the Institutional Integrity of the Indian Army by repeatedly launching attacks on the COAS. This has dangerous and unpredictable conseque...
by kunalverma
04 Apr 2012 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Pork Chop Hill - 2 Sitrep from Raisna Hill 04 April OP BATUNI KACHUA Havildar Gupta instructed by Col MM Singh has fired a couple of smoke bombs stop the absence of HE ammo most worrying stop The incompetent 2ic, Major Antony, still hasn't been able to procure any ammo stop Batuni Kachua still firml...
by kunalverma
28 Mar 2012 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

From what I know of the case, let me point out a few things: VKS not only went straight to the RM and told him what had happened (Tejinder's bribe), he also said to AKA that if 'he was standing in the way of the existing system, he was willing to quit'. AKA admits in parliament he slapped his hand o...
by kunalverma
19 Mar 2012 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Well, here's something which is a direct result of discussions on this forum. Kapil had met Gen Ian Cardozo and posted the Broad Banding issue on this thread. The cause has been taken up at http://www.satyamev-jayate.com May I request everyone to please go through the letter to the PM. Everyone can ...
by kunalverma
09 Mar 2012 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

On this forum some people had commented on the fact that there had been no public statement of condolence post the avalanches in Sonamarg and Gurez. Just for the record, there have been 43 casualties due to extreme snow conditions this year. Each individual's family gets a personal letter besides wh...
by kunalverma
06 Mar 2012 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Gives me great pleasure to share this with all you guys on BR

http://www.newswala.com/Hyderabad-News/ ... -9662.html
by kunalverma
06 Mar 2012 07:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Was in Hyderabad yesterday with RRM Pallam Raju, VKS, Southern Army Commander and Dipti for the launch of our Northeast Trilogy.

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/hyderaba ... 153749.cms.
by kunalverma
06 Mar 2012 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Colonel Rathee (not sure of the spelling) has filed an RTI application yesterday on the methodology adopted in the announcing of the new chief. I have the unsigned copy of the RTI, which makes for interesting reading. I don't know how to initiate contact with the Colonel since the copy of the applic...
by kunalverma
05 Mar 2012 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

An anonymous, detailed complaint received by the government Generally anonymous complaints are not entertained by the government. Unless its some special case. :(( The operative word here is 'generally' ... Right now the strategy seems to be to let fly a few allegations (generally through IT and it...
by kunalverma
04 Mar 2012 15:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Better to go down fighting rather than helplessly watch the complete rape of the system. Cannot believe just how insensitive and arrogant the system has become.
http://www.satyamev-jayate.com

Memorandum to the President.
by kunalverma
02 Mar 2012 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_army-chief-gen-vk-singh-rules-out-resignation_1657637 Not only has Outlook carried VKS's detailed interview, an Open Memorandum addressed to the President of India is fast being endorsed by former chiefs, Governors and an assortment of Service Personnel. The Memo...
by kunalverma
24 Feb 2012 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Outlook has carried Gen Tubby Nayar's letter to the PM. Interesting to see how many papers eventually publish it, since almost all are guilty of having reported on the proceedings rather than the actual SC Order. I know that the General has sent Shekhar Gupta his letter and also spoken to him. Simil...
by kunalverma
23 Feb 2012 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56747

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

The brigade at Dawar is known as the Snow Leopard Brigade. I spent three wonderful days with them last October. The cliffs on the Northern side are very avalanche prone. Its a beautiful Valley but even then the officers kept telling me how horrible and dangerous it was once the snow arrived. My hear...
by kunalverma
23 Feb 2012 07:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Equally importantly, I think the MOD should be publically humilated for their handling of the disabled issue. I think Gen Cardozo is in Bombay today. Let's get the basic facts from him and go after these insentive b******* who can't see how morally and ethically sick they are.
by kunalverma
23 Feb 2012 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Operative paras are 10 and 11. Frankly, the moment GOI withdrew their letter of 30 December 2011, VKS's lawyers should have withdrawn and left since the petition basically was challenging that order. Media reports are all based on deliberations which have no meaning and GOI is trying to hide under t...
by kunalverma
23 Feb 2012 07:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 26 OF 2012                                                           IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA                      CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION               WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 26 OF 2012     VIJAY KUMAR SINGH                                         Petitio...
by kunalverma
23 Feb 2012 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Wow, can't believe how easily and quickly this forum has degenerated into a name calling, slanging match! I've said this before, and I say it again, every region has produced some outstanding fighters. It's wonderful to take pride in ones achievements and traditions, but its vitally important to loo...
by kunalverma
22 Feb 2012 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Surya wrote:that reminds me

kunal

need to contact you.

let me know

regards

surya


Anytime! Kapil's given you my details I believe.
by kunalverma
22 Feb 2012 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

First PC Katoch (1 Para) and now Tubby Nair (2 Para)....
Sure proves one thing, the Maroon Berets are certainly a Martial Race.
by kunalverma
22 Feb 2012 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I have just received the following mail from Lt General VK Tubby Nayar (2 Para), former Western Army Commander and also the Governor of Nagaland and Manipur: Dear kunal, I will be grateful if u can release the attached open letter to the Hon Prime Minister to the press and other media. These are my ...
by kunalverma
21 Feb 2012 08:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I think this discussion is going off the rails. Martial races were propogated after the Sikh Wars for reasons that suited the colonial system. Since WWII, Indian troops of various castes and creeds have proved they are as good as any. That the Sikhs are top notch troops is beyond debate. Baba Mehar ...
by kunalverma
20 Feb 2012 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178124

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Well when talking of ethnicities calling Gen JJ Singh the first ever Sikh General is painting too broad a brush. Gen Jaswant Joginder Singh Marwah , Lt Gen J S Arora , Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Kohli and CEO Prasar Bharti BS Lalli all belong to a microscopic community of urban trading caste Sik...

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