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by Joeqp
26 Oct 2004 08:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 97277

I think India has more operating, planned, and proposed nuclear reactors than the PRC. China has been developing the PBR (Pebble Bed Reactor) which is guaranteed to be safe. Take away the coolant, it the reaction stops. There's no chance of a catastrophic meltdown. The US public is strictly against...
by Joeqp
18 Sep 2004 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 55037

I know this may sound stupid, but can anyone tell me why they use "operation" in Hindi on the medal? Isn't there a Hindi word ("sangharsh", "abhiyan" or something) that fits better? :-? :-? :-?
by Joeqp
04 Aug 2004 07:37
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 75540

Moral of the story

He recalled: "ZA Bhutto, with his political wisdom, saved 90,000 Pakistani POWs but was later hanged by the military. The same happened with Nawaz after 27 years. Nawaz went to US risking the negative fallout but saved the military honor that was under serious danger because of Indian threats". Nis...
by Joeqp
09 Jun 2004 16:24
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 90289

Re: Kargil Revisited

<A HREF="http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=227183">NDA Govt took 18 days to allow airstrikes</A> It seems the IA asked on May 8; the signal was given on May 26th. But Pranab<I>da</I> says the following in his statement to the parliament: <I>Regarding media allegations that a high casualty ...
by Joeqp
08 Jun 2004 07:22
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 90289

Re: Kargil Revisited

But isn't there a cease-fire on the LOC? I assume there are no daily arty barrages. Why not just walk up and seize the point, and build some solid bunkers?
by Joeqp
08 Jun 2004 03:42
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 90289

Re: Kargil Revisited

<I>This article does not mention that IA retook the peak.</I>

This begs the question, why didn't IA retake the peak? If the Paki rats were gone, what prevented them?

The answer, to my feeble brain, is that there was no need to, since 5353 is already in Indian hands.
by Joeqp
07 Jun 2004 03:17
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 90289

Re: Kargil Revisited

I don't know how accurate the article linked above is, but the following sounds terrible: <I>Voice communications were unreliable. <B>Radio intercepts show the Pakistanis had knowledge of flight plans of our aircraft before missions were launched from Srinagar and Awantipur.</B> Poor communications ...
by Joeqp
31 May 2004 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 71852

Re: The Saras Flies!

<I>BTW one passenger is equal to ~100Kg payload (passenger weight plus baggage)</I>

Arun, you are too kind to the Indian passenger... I'd put the figure at a more portly 150KG (including all the gifts, <I>achaar</I>, etc.) ;)
by Joeqp
27 May 2004 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 838
Views: 168615

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

<I>Why not let loose a battalion of the Para (SF) to work there like the SAS was let loose in Northern Ireland?</I> Because, as far as possible, the Army should <B>not</B> be fighting its own people. This is a job for the police. The problems with Maoists (and Naxalites, etc.) is simply that of bad ...
by Joeqp
06 Mar 2004 19:49
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 65733

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

This is a question that I always pondered: why were the strike corps located in Bhopal and Mathura, when closer locations (like Udaipur, Ratlam, etc.) were available?
by Joeqp
20 Feb 2004 04:30
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 90289

Re: Kargil Revisited

Here's a quote from this PoS: <I>The U.S. Army .... does not have the entire range of mountain and high altitude environments needed to train troops for all kinds of contingencies.</I> Oh, I see! The US Army doesn't have **Kashmir**!! Kashmir is this wonderful place, where Paki soldiers kill dozens ...
by Joeqp
12 Feb 2004 06:44
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 87065

Re: Defence Expo 2004

<I>Are you sure this was during the War or was it after it? I have seen several photographs from the Chachro and Umarkot raids and I could see only the Mahindra Jeeps and Jongas.</I> Jagan, I'm going from memory; it could have been after the war. It was 32 years ago, and I may have seen a parade or ...
by Joeqp
11 Feb 2004 17:19
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 87065

Re: Defence Expo 2004

That buggy was mentioned in Ashok Mehta in his little article. In desert environs, such a vehicle is a must for the SF. I remember HH Brig Bhawani Singhji had bought Land Rovers (complete with long-range fuel tanks) for 10 Para before the 71 war (from his own pocket). They put them to great use duri...
by Joeqp
07 Feb 2004 18:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 87065

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Yeah, cut the jibber-jabber, where are the pictures? And how come no booth-babes ??? :p
by Joeqp
06 Feb 2004 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 422
Views: 121306

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

<A HREF="http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/feb/06spec.htm" TARGET=_BLANK>The Man who knew no fear</A>
by Joeqp
30 Jan 2004 16:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 36274

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Agree with Medhi: a salute to the IA is due. Heck, a salute to the IA is due <B>every</B> day. If not for their professionalism and sacrifice, India wouldn't be India today. But I digress. I agree with Bansal: the Paki-s(hit) have a tendency to backstab you. It is in their bloody genes. You can't ch...
by Joeqp
22 Jan 2004 17:54
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004
Replies: 31
Views: 4879

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004

<A HREF="http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/jan/22ashok.htm">Ashok Chakra for Lt. Triveni Singh, Ptr Sanjog Chhetri</A>
by Joeqp
07 Jan 2004 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 422
Views: 121306

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Mehta, Spinster: can we <B>PLEASE</B> take your standard bullth!t out of this thread? Passing remarks about the GoI does <B>NOT</B> belong in this thread. I may/maynot agree with your points, but this is <B>NOT</B> the place. Start another thread if you want. :mad:
by Joeqp
03 Jan 2004 19:40
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004
Replies: 31
Views: 4879

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004

<A HREF="http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/jan/03jk1.htm">Lt. Triveni Singh: a real life hero</A>
by Joeqp
03 Jan 2004 10:36
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004
Replies: 31
Views: 4879

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004

<A HREF="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/401618.cms">Gun supplied to Army fails tests</A>
by Joeqp
21 Dec 2003 09:09
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 11801

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

<A HREF="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/372558.cms">Army mum on role in Bhutan</A>
by Joeqp
13 Dec 2003 19:27
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 11801

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

<A HREF="http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3987287">India Finds Bullets Laced with Chemicals in Kashmir </A>
by Joeqp
11 Dec 2003 16:30
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 11801

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

<A HREF="http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13332098">India to send crack commandos to Afghanistan</A>
by Joeqp
29 Oct 2003 05:15
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 64638

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

<I>The timeline is as follows : In 98 I can confirm a non COIN unit already had GPS . These were imported in all probability. BEL made its first protoptypes for the army,af then and had them trialled.Based on feedback the improved ones were ready by 2000. Today BEL and tata guys both manufacture GPS...
by Joeqp
26 Oct 2003 21:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 64638

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

I am just referring to the frontline units who are actively engaged with the terrorists. These are the chaps who go out into the jungles, in the middle of the night, and are out for days at a time. Taking a cue from GD, lets do the math. Lets assume there are 300 such Bns involved in various ways (i...
by Joeqp
26 Oct 2003 17:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 64638

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Originally posted by nitin: Can we stop this hoary hoax of IA not having secure communications,GPS etcetc? :roll: As Rudra notes,GPS is easily available from a variety of Indian manufacturers. Nitin, you are actually reinforcing my point. GPS has been readily available for years. But can you tell m...
by Joeqp
26 Oct 2003 03:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 64638

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Can someone care to address the RMA needed at the "micro" level? At the level of a Bn or below? I feel that IA needs more mobility; as well as the ability to operate in smaller units for longer durations. This calls for (a) better equipment (which, I'm sure, we'll keep discussing ad ininitum for dec...
by Joeqp
03 Jul 2003 17:59
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- July 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- July 2003

<A HREF="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=56826">M&M to make simulators for defence forces</A>
by Joeqp
14 Jun 2003 01:40
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 45411

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

RajeevT, please delete your post.

Can we cut out the chitter-chatter and stick to the topic please?
by Joeqp
12 May 2003 17:30
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- May 2003
Replies: 48
Views: 10140

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- May 2003

<A HREF="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=46100031">NDA lecturer detained in Mulund train blast case</A>
by Joeqp
04 May 2003 18:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 47746

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

I would have preferred "gaandeev", as in "Arjun gaandeev sambhalo!"
;)
by Joeqp
13 Mar 2003 10:07
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- March 2003
Replies: 33
Views: 2691

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- March 2003

<A HREF="http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,176677,00.html">Indian army men barred from using cellphones</A>
by Joeqp
25 Feb 2003 09:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 19451

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Call me crazy, but if we want to change the "Al Khalid" into a "Al Vida" :) , wouldn't you want as many Nags as there are "Al Khalids", and then some more for wastage?
by Joeqp
08 Feb 2003 07:49
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- February 2003
Replies: 62
Views: 4491

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- February 2003

<A HREF="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5461-569590,00.html">US spy satellite capabilities</A>
by Joeqp
08 Feb 2003 07:38
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 113301

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

<A HREF="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030207/168/37vtw.html">Aero India Pic</A>
Can someone ID all the planes in the pic? I can see MiG21, MKI, LCA, Jag.
by Joeqp
06 Feb 2003 19:50
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 113301

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

<A HREF="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=aero+india&c=news_photos">Yahoo pics</A>

As Yahoo adds the AP pics, they'll show up at the above link.

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