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by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

Even Bharati Jain of TOIlet says its shift in GOI policy. Also gives reasons as two-fold: - lift morale of troops after the Manipur ambush - Send message for perpetrators where ever they are. Judging by the hyper reaction from TSP the message was received in the correct quarters. --Aside: Rathore i...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

Amitabh, Don't spoil the occasion by bringing inconsequential actions by UPA. Its not the same thing. This is a landmark event. Its akin to the Pravin Swami article about role of MEA in this action. The risks and shooting was taken by the Army and IAF. And this fool gives MEA credit. When Myanmar a...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1712
Views: 108635

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

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by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

^^RE:Sudhan I agree with you that this is an example of a forceful Indian response, and clearly was directed from the top. So different it seems prima facie from previous operations. Now there have been crossborder ops across the LoC, in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal to apprehend various militant l...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

the disaster which was india's past policy wrt nagaland is seen in this photo...KSCN(K) cadres in their camp 13 km from dimapur bearing all weapons, celebrating the naga republic day in 2010! "ceasefire" does not mean you let the bandits run the place with all their weapons! http://e-pao....
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

>> Col Rathore just followed up with a series of cliches (however misleading re:the other border) Col. Rathore was answering questions as a politician, no doubt drawing upon some experience. What are the cliches, by the way? That we will respond, that we will strike back? He was certainly not fully...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

Why releasing pics of the men involved in this operation? Isn't this puts the families of these guys in line of danger? We are dealing with worst kind of scums here, they will try to target the families of men in kaluchak type incident. In theory that is a risk, but harder in practice. Plus, in the...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

You're right about the initial announcement, JEM, Col Rathore just followed up with a series of cliches (however misleading re:the other border) guaranteed to appeal to jingos, as you can see here. But your complaint appears to be that the Indian Express is interrupting narrative with facts. I think...
by Amitabh
10 Jun 2015 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 17117

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

Hats off to SF, but if you think there is any message for the western border you must be smoking strong stuff. Indian forces have crossed the Myanmar (and Bhutan) border on several occasions in the past, only not announced it to the world via an "eloquent" Rajyavardhan Rathore! https://pbs...
by Amitabh
03 Jan 2015 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 25920

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Wow, so it's "anti-national" to question the government's narrative regarding this incident? And clearly people here have insider information (including the exact objective of the boat's occupants) that allows them to award medals and so on within 24 hours of this incident being reported. ...
by Amitabh
30 Aug 2014 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3340
Views: 319977

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Aditya_V wrote:Anther intresting fact, it was the NDA govt which ordered 124 Arjun-1's and now ordering the Arjun MK-II.

And they managed to develop, test and validate the Arjun MkII in three months after taking office! #acchedin
by Amitabh
22 Jul 2014 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 102311

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Is this a model of the Project 15B (P15B) destroyer by any chance?
by Amitabh
22 Jul 2014 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3631
Views: 255238

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Ajai Shukla makes a cogent argument for a more integrated transport aircraft policy: Midwifing new aircraft Instead of introducing a third project into the mix (albeit involving manufacture, not development), the MoD must integrate these three efforts, avoiding the duplication of effort and expense.
by Amitabh
22 Jul 2014 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 121316

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Here is another more recent report about downsizing of the deal. http://www.defenseworld.net/news/10754/Will_Cost_Escalation_Down_Size_Rafale_Jet_Contract_ Will Cost Escalation Down-Size Rafale Jet Contract? Source : Defenseworld.net News Analysis ~ Dated : Friday, July 4, 2014 India many consider ...
by Amitabh
18 Jul 2014 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 104155

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Several news outlets are reporting that the Buk missile suspected in the shooting down of Malaysian MH17 has been exported to India, among others. The Indian Navy obviously has the related Shtil missile, but is there any evidence of Buk in service in its land-based version? Don't see why the army or...
by Amitabh
30 May 2014 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 5334

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

In effect this seems to be an increase in the FDI limit from 26% to 49%.

Existing policy already allows up to 100% if the Cabinet Committee on Security gives approval.
by Amitabh
02 Mar 2014 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 102311

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Sheer competency-wise, hard to beat GF. He didn't hide behind babus. He even had a few visit Siachen when didn't approve cold weather gear. Just really sad that his innings ended on a corruption charges, none of them proven. I know many folks here love GF but this is what TN Ninan has to say in Exp...
by Amitabh
05 Feb 2014 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2912
Views: 178089

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Vishal Jolapara wrote:Gentlemen, i went through 3 days of HELL for this.
But, Finally - the dream came true, right here at the homebase of VJ

NauSena BEAR spooling-up ► http://www.airliners.net/photo/2387243/L/

Bravo! Amazing shot.
by Amitabh
04 Dec 2013 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2912
Views: 178089

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Kolkata class destroyer at sea

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by Amitabh
19 Aug 2013 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1712
Views: 108635

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

This exclusive club/select league business is pretty lame IMO. The latest trick is to say "the select club of nations that can build carriers of greater than 40,000 tonne displacement." In a few years we will be claiming to be in the "league of nations that can build carriers of great...
by Amitabh
13 Aug 2013 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1712
Views: 108635

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Hilarious - Mint's article has used the photo of a slightly different (and somewhat bedraggled) Vikrant!

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by Amitabh
21 Apr 2013 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 240358

Re: Indian Interests

Not a whimper in Indian media. Treacherous paid ba$tards. Indian Muslim Mothers Charged In 'Honor' Killings Of Daughters Who Married Hindu Men Two Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have been arrested on accusations they killed their daughters for dishonoring the family by eloping with Hindu ...
by Amitabh
10 Mar 2013 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 393351

Re: Internal Security Watch

'I was discriminated against because I am Muslim' (Indian Express) Six months later, on February 25, 2013, I was released. But even before I could get over the police hostilities I had endured, I was told about the the media onslaught during my time in jail. I had been dubbed the "mastermind&q...
by Amitabh
13 Feb 2013 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 711
Views: 30846

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

I don't know how many remember my words on the VVIP helo deal,where we bought 12 A-101's at a far greater price than was offered to the USMC for Obama's use.I said it would explode one day like Bofors,perhaps even worse and it has. Philip how is a unit cost of US$65 million (at Feb 2010 exchange ra...
by Amitabh
09 Jan 2013 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 103328

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Calling for a manly, heroic, national level military response to this attack is, how should I put it, really stupid. The 2008 Mumbai attack and this strike were obviously aimed at provoking Indian retaliation. The DG ISI himself pretty much said so right after the Mumbai attack when he termed the In...
by Amitabh
19 Dec 2012 16:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 131106

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The real deal : 8) https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yLBEb6Usmz0/UHo3LGajFAI/AAAAAAAAAZY/K2DA2DmWwSQ/s1600/1-IMGP8107.JPG That is super cool 8) Found another http://www.bengalnewz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/High-level-Nigerian-delegation-visits-Goa-shipyard1.jpg What's the hull on the far left...
by Amitabh
19 Dec 2012 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 94206

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Suu Kyi praises Indian Air Force pilots for being ‘professional’ and ‘sweet’ “I enjoyed my time in India thoroughly from beginning to end, particularly impressed by the Air Force Pilots who flew me back. They are the kind of professional military men I like to see,” said the 67-year-old Suu Kyi who...
by Amitabh
29 Nov 2012 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

That was an innocent mistake; here is the overall data. Guess what, the overall pattern still holds. Casualties in 2011 were a quarter of the NDA level. Sorry NDA supporters! This chart shows the data till 2010: http://satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/images/2010/Image14.jpg Amitabh ji, you are c...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Heck why not take out J&K, Naxalite violence and the North East and cherry pick your way to whichever anti-UPA fantasy you like!

(When you disaggregate the data, each of those categories shows the same trend. Oh yes. You got it. Down.)
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

That was an innocent mistake; here is the overall data. Guess what, the overall pattern still holds. Casualties in 2011 were a quarter of the NDA level. Sorry NDA supporters!

This chart shows the data till 2010:
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by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Amitabh, you are missing an important point here. That is the morale of the nation. Why should we worry about a barbarian who has waged war against our nation, and ignore to think about what people of India want? I am taking the liberty to speak for majority of Indian population to say that we all ...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Try convincing the Israelis who routinely face rocket fire into their cities and a far greater fraction of whose population is at risk from terror attack at any given moment. And what was Israel's response? They assassinated Hamas' military chief and bombed the crap out of the Palestinians till the...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Amitabhji, could you please explain the rationale for banning capital punishment? I could not find the explanation in the previous posts (if it was already discussed). Apologies if this has already been discussed. Three that I am familiar with are: (1) It is immoral (religious, philosophical ground...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Israel and Russia both face insurgencies comparable with what we face. This has to be the most asinine comment on this thread. Israeli and Russian armies can walk into "insurgent territory" whenever they please along with tanks and APCs or even bomb insurgent hideouts from the air. And th...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2012 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

I am just making the point that the absence of a death penalty does not imply lack of seriousness to deal with armed insurgencies. Acceptable or unacceptable is a different issue. Obviously a state has to protect citizens from armed attacks which also involves engaging and sometimes killing those a...
by Amitabh
26 Nov 2012 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

^ Amitabh, please clear this for me. Shooting down terrorist is acceptable but not the hanging; or both are not acceptable? I am just making the point that the absence of a death penalty does not imply lack of seriousness to deal with armed insurgencies. Acceptable or unacceptable is a different is...
by Amitabh
26 Nov 2012 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Since YOU ASKED WELLY LOUDLY : France United Kingdom Colombia Russia (frozen since 1996, effectively halted 2009) Israel (limited to cases of high treason and genocide) P.S. Took me about as long to find this information on Google as it did for you to express your outrage and indignation. Shhhh qui...
by Amitabh
26 Nov 2012 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 6663

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Many countries have abolished detah penalty, can you name them ? How many of these countries are facing a terror situtation since past 25 year ? NAME THEM . Since YOU ASKED WELLY LOUDLY : France United Kingdom Colombia Russia (frozen since 1996, effectively halted 2009) Israel (limited to cases of ...

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