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by member_22906
31 Oct 2015 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

^^
That shouldn't be a surprise wrt to max punishment. It is a very good deterrent to a mutinous situation in war time
by member_22906
28 Oct 2015 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 384963

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Wasn't sure where to post this, but thought this thread would be the most logical one to put in http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/japanese-war-bunkers-to-be-revived-in-the-andamans/articleshow/49569132.cms Japanese war bunkers, constructed during Japanese occupation of the Andaman and...
by member_22906
28 Oct 2015 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271367

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Not sure if this was posted earlier http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/abg-pipavav-keep-fingers-crossed-as-mod-to-decide-on-their-capacity-to-handle-rs-20000-crore-contract/articleshow/49561093.cms Private shipyards ABG and Pipavav are keeping their fingers crossed as the Defence Minis...
by member_22906
13 Oct 2015 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 102273

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Very very interesting... http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2015/10/a-second-tejas-assembly-line.html As this newspaper has reported, there has been a major breakthrough in one of India’s most ambitious and expensive weapons development projects --- the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) --- with the Indi...
by member_22906
01 Oct 2015 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372837

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Saw the CABS hack flying today early evening :D

Some time later a jet (not sure if it was IJT or Hawk)

Any idea on what they could be testing?
by member_22906
07 Feb 2015 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2015/02/while-iaf-drags-feet-over-tejas-naval.html Even as the Indian Air Force (IAF) wrangles over details in the manufacture and induction of its first squadron of Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), the Indian Navy is powering ahead with its programme to develop a na...
by member_22906
07 Feb 2015 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I saw it come in to land 5 mnts back

Lungi dance

NP 2 had the yellow primer
by member_22906
22 Jan 2015 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 571965

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^
You are right and I got the basic drift, but a minor nitpick.

Bomdila comes before Sela (if you are approaching from Misamari, Assam). Bumla would be after Sela & Tawang
by member_22906
10 Jan 2015 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627140

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^

Yes it is. IIRC, it is 56 APO for most of India and 99 APO for Eastern Command
by member_22906
12 Dec 2014 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

dinesh_kumar wrote:IMHO, an Artillery piece can have a maximum of 7 support personnel. But in IA, the numbers for some artillery brigades with 24 pieces go into 1000s.


Just curious to know which Arty Bde has 24 pieces?

TIA
by member_22906
04 Nov 2014 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 172195

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

^^ possible. As i stated that my info could be dated Orbat states this, however this could be dated too... http://orbat.com/site/gd/cwpf_2006/india/bsf.html The BSF is unusual among Indian paramilitary forces because it has its own artillery, approximately 30 batteries with 200 3.7-inch mountain gun...
by member_22906
03 Nov 2014 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 172195

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

My info could be dated but BSF had 25 pounders + mortars

I think, they come under operation control of Army only during war
by member_22906
26 Oct 2014 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 384963

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^
Now now, you aren't being sickular now... Shame shame
by member_22906
21 Oct 2014 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

One more point, most infantry units are no more single class units except for Sikh Regt, Sikh LI & GR as far as I know. Most are mixed units and they work very well (to dispel any martial etc jazz) ^I guess if references to past acclaims are important (and indeed they are important), the referen...
by member_22906
21 Oct 2014 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Let us not get into a martial vs non-martial debate now pls...
by member_22906
20 Oct 2014 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 100871

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

nice pics. BTW, that is Umaid Bhavan in Jodhpur in the background
by member_22906
20 Oct 2014 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Karan, these traditions are typically evolutionary in nature, i.e. incremental. As these units get more accolades with newer post-Independence actions, it will get added to their "rich" & "long" history from their POV - they have continued to maintain their marital traditions...
by member_22906
19 Oct 2014 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

+1 to put it simply, it works for them. As the American saying goes... "if it ain't broke, don't fix it..." Paltan ki izzat, these idiosyncrasies, etc do add to that unique blend which is required to make the faujis feel they are a class apart. Makes them feel that they have the edge over ...
by member_22906
19 Aug 2014 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2943
Views: 149608

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

^^
Thanks deejay for sharing the youtube link. Didn't know this film existed. Brings very dear memories and nostalgia for me...
by member_22906
08 Aug 2014 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 571965

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I like the way we arm chair generals are also deciding how IA should now fight. If we can get equal or more intense fire with fewer guns, why not? IIRC, one of the key features of FH77B that was highlighted when it was introduced was its higher rate of fire along with automated loading system and sh...
by member_22906
04 Aug 2014 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 106149

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Not at all, The Amur is completely a new design and a single hull submarine. The Kilo was double hull & 3000 tons but both the Amurs are single hull and much much lighter: Thanks. I had done a quick dirty job of referring wiki and it had stated "It is advertised as an export version of the...
by member_22906
03 Aug 2014 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 106149

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

There is really no point in adding another submarine building line, it just won't be sustainable. Its best to go for additional Scorpions and a couple of Kilos(rather than Amurs) from Russia if it is absolutely required. IIRC, aren't the Amurs a modified version of the Kilos? Perhaps I am oversimpl...
by member_22906
01 Aug 2014 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404372

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

^^
I will put it in a different way... For whatever was done, if it helps in boosting morale of our troops including "in their viewpoint" that Hemraj's beheading was avenged and it ensures that the enemy doesnt dare repeat it, then all is fair...
by member_22906
31 Jul 2014 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 98110

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Nik... I have reported your post. You may disagree with lots of decisions that IA has taken, but for God's sake stop this nonsensical rant about addictions, coups and Maoist (even if you are showing desperation) The men in Services deserve respect. These are the guys who are ready to lay their lives...
by member_22906
28 Jul 2014 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 466
Views: 65465

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Just as note on the little controversy that has been raging in Artillery Thread, please to note my vote for RohitVats Sir. His posts are pure gold. Backed up with facts and insights with little-to-no hyperbole. Not to mention the fact that I have hardly ever seen him use a broad brush to describe a...
by member_22906
21 Oct 2013 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

RajitO wrote:Can I nominate the local AWWA body as a QRT as well since they are often called on in the middle of the night to sort out issues of domestic strife? :)


If you don't have anything of value to be added in a discussion, pls don't attack the keyboard unnecessarily...
by member_22906
21 Oct 2013 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Vaibhav, I have never stated that QRT personnel only do that task. QRT at a unit level will be composed of personnel from the unit. Moreover, the entire discussion seems to have moved only towards the QRT part of it. I do agree that we are all speculating and the truth will only come out in a COI, b...
by member_22906
21 Oct 2013 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

2. The unit fought with how it trained, as light cavalry. How does engaging and creating a cordon with a Troop of Tanks against Infantry in the open or in cover endanger the tanks. It looks like the unit recover pretty quickly to contain them. 3. Armoured units do not have the luxury in manpower th...
by member_22906
19 Oct 2013 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

sameerjoshi wrote: That is my only point.........lets not trade our keyboards for Kalashnikovs and start shooting from the hip :) lets hold our gun triggers a wee bit more and look for the 'real' enemy!


Roger :)
by member_22906
19 Oct 2013 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

This is precisely the point. Running around like headless chickens is counter productive. Leading from the front doesn't mean that you are the first to be shot leaving the men headless. Surely a Court of Inquiry will happen and there will be heads that will roll. We ofcourse have the advantage of l...
by member_22906
19 Oct 2013 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Agreed... We armchair Generals can only analyse and nitpick...
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

The qrts of 2 SIKH had come by then - how? One of their boys was att with us undergoing cmptr course and he rang up his unit. Henc the unit and the bde reached there swiftly. This part of the report (if true) is worrying because if the 2 Sikh QRT came only because one of their guys called them and ...
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Agreed Sameer, 16 Cav had a QRT and we don't know about their tactical employment. However, CO getting shot while in a tank, 2 Sikh finally coming in etc. means things went all over the place. In this case, the Bde Cdr will have to answer some tough questions... Before, some folks jump in to defend ...
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ Thanks for sharing this. Folks, QRT is always a reality for all units (and I am repeating this once again). Even an ASC Supply Coy is expected to have atleast a section (10-12 soldiers) on QRT detail. At a Bde level, a Bn would be tasked, at a Bn level a Coy, and so on. Even at a Bde level, each ...
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Pls get specs if you have an issue
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Whoa! Slow down there...you might want to qualify your remarks that such SOP is applicable only to certain units. Unless your contention is that ASC, AMC, EME units all maintain a QRT. In the case of 16 Cav being under a different Corps despite being in a high threat level area, is the explanation ...
by member_22906
18 Oct 2013 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^^ Reading the different accounts of the IA's response to the attack. I am perplexed by the various accounts and reaction to it. By all accounts an army unit in its barracks, during peace time, is not equipped to fight on a moments notice. That too within its own barracks. For a simple reason, tha...
by member_22906
17 Oct 2013 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 571965

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Is it procedures which are wrong or the earlier trials not complete? It is a good point to explore as and when we get more information on this, Ramanaji It could be anything from faulty design, faulty ammo or procedures. Typically, barrel burst if due to faulty procedure can toast the CO's career t...
by member_22906
12 Oct 2013 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3972
Views: 107465

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^
Same is the case for Arty, Armd, Sappers... Earlier, the CO was a Lt. Col and was later changed to Col... IIRC, sometime in mid-80s

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