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by HKumar
02 Dec 2015 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 809989

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

So, basically, our SF guys don't have NVG's for all ops. Even for these guys there are more operators than NVGs. There is a video (dont know how many members remember it) of an Interview with the Senior American SF NCO during one of the Yudh Abhas SF Ex. He made a statement that was most interestin...
by HKumar
02 Dec 2015 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 809989

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Tsarkar: No NVGs from here ... Looks like they definitely see the need of NVGs but are struggling with NV on sights : "We were seeing only through the night-vision sights of our rifles,” Singh says. “Inside a dense forest like that, it’s extremely hard to spot anything through the sights. You c...
by HKumar
01 Dec 2015 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 809989

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

No NVGs, no wet weather combat clothing , surviving on puri and pickle .... and balls the size of basket balls :)
by HKumar
11 Feb 2015 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387775

Re: Military Flight Safety

Shiv Aroor ‏@ShivAroor

Army pilots killed in Dhruv crash in J&K are Lt Col Rajesh Gulati & Maj Tahir Khan. Latter reportedly wed three months ago. Unspeakably sad.


RIP
by HKumar
30 Jan 2015 02:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

I am not questioning the capability of the IA general staff. I am sure they are all very capable and competent individuals. The comment was generic to armies of all countries for their love of the 'fruit salad'. No offense meant. why is my choice of OS part of problem? I don't believe in generalizi...
by HKumar
29 Jan 2015 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 226390

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

India’s flagship defence export, the ‘Dhruv’ Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), has come under the scanner once again as Ecuador has claimed that these choppers are becoming a cause for concern due to poor after sales service, expensive spares and even over-invoicing . The critical shortcomings are d...
by HKumar
29 Jan 2015 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 436508

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

shouldn't the terrorists killed be buried in unmarked graves ? at least stops the spectacle and tomb stones of 'martyrdom'.
by HKumar
29 Jan 2015 08:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

RD 2015 awards for Navy http://indiannavy.nic.in/news-events/gallantry-awards-naval-personnel Nothing on IAF website. OT- The IAF website is 'best viewed in IE' and looks cluttered/dated on my non-IE browser. the Navy site is much better organized. "Best viewed on IE" is a disease rampant...
by HKumar
29 Jan 2015 07:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

now you know why jernails walk around with their uniform full of ribbons. Most gallantry awards for lower ranks and non yudh-seva awards for generals. Makes you wonder if 'exceptional service' begins and ends with generals. Also no IAF and IN/CG folks in there. IAF, IN & CG awards are listed on...
by HKumar
28 Jan 2015 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3962
Views: 249416

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Brahmos news - http://www.oneindia.com/india/sukhoi-to-fire-first-brahmos-missile-in-march-hal-1634939.html Bengaluru, Jan 28: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Chairman Dr R K Tyagi confirmed on Wednesday that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will test the first air version of BrahMos missile from the Sukh...
by HKumar
28 Jan 2015 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

RD 2015 awards for Navy

http://indiannavy.nic.in/news-events/gallantry-awards-naval-personnel

Nothing on IAF website. OT- The IAF website is 'best viewed in IE' and looks cluttered/dated on my non-IE browser.

the Navy site is much better organized.
by HKumar
28 Jan 2015 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

now you know why jernails walk around with their uniform full of ribbons. Most gallantry awards for lower ranks and non yudh-seva awards for generals. Makes you wonder if 'exceptional service' begins and ends with generals.

Also no IAF and IN/CG folks in there.
by HKumar
27 Jan 2015 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 436508

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/price-of-the-relentless-daily-war-in-kashmir/20150128.htm Price of the relentless daily war in Kashmir January 28, 2015 00:17 IST Colonel M N Rai, who was hit by a bullet from charging terrorists holed up inside a house, shows that the Indian army continues to be l...
by HKumar
26 Jan 2015 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

if you need a reason to be outraged about something - It would be that politicos and VIPs don't need the feel to show respect to dead brave hearts during the awards part of the ceremony. Stand up as a simple sign of respect. somebody should tell Pranab da to not so stiff and upper-lip-ed and Modi no...
by HKumar
25 Jan 2015 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

I remember as a child watching Army performing motor cycle stunts in a stadium. Its not just BSF, even the Army and CRPF have their own motor cycle stunt teams. IIRC the CRPF is all girls team. Its just another extra-cir activity for the military. Even the British military have their own motorcycle ...
by HKumar
23 Jan 2015 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 28713

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Interesting titbits on Obama's security cover or rona-dhona on lack of it (depending on how you look at it). Apart from the f-35/Raptor confusion, I am surprised they asked for no-fly-zone for IAF but have USAF providing cover. And they tested Indian Commandos ??? http://www.firstpost.com/india/weak...
by HKumar
22 Jan 2015 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

How do they sanitize that none of the parade participants have loaded weapons compared to blank ones? This must be heck of a job more so because of US President is present. Every guns and other weapon systems must be fully sanitized --- After the assassination of Eqypt's Anwar Sadat at a military p...
by HKumar
22 Jan 2015 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I had originally posted the image and commented on its in-appropriateness. My point was that it was viewed both negative( think nazis and totalitarian regimes) and weird (think NK) in west, and therefore didn't look like something we want to present to US Pres. Associations are made naturally to pre...
by HKumar
21 Jan 2015 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

jamwal - i see that. apologies.
by HKumar
21 Jan 2015 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^
the zittara seems to standard weapon of choice with para-mils and even delhi police (?) (14/28)
by HKumar
21 Jan 2015 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

more rehearsal photos. No hardware on display here and with focus on participants.


http://in.reuters.com/news/picture/republic-day-2015-rehearsals?articleId=INRTR4KIRK
by HKumar
21 Jan 2015 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379473

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

2015 RD rehearsal - this one stands out. Wonder who decided to bring out the goose step with leather knee boots with the US Pres as chief guest? Indian marches are quite impressive and the goose step and hezbollah-like march don't gel with the traditional march. http://www.firstpost.com/india/rehear...
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

chaanakya wrote:BTW it seems that the stern message had sobering effect on RBI and it suddenly discovered that inflation is low etc and reduced Repo rate as Govt was requesting it to do by 25 basis point. /speculation/



The weather is beautiful too. Looks like the stern message had its effect.
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

AFAIK PM himself ordered review of DRDO performance. DOPT makes senior level appointments through ACC. The review committee was constituted based on the direction that the concerned departmental secretaries should not be part of review of their own dept functioning so as to make impartial assessmen...
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Saik, it is obviously an inside sabotage. Nothing in Modi's or Parrikar's past point to such uncivilized behavior. In fact both are known for their civility even while being blunt. is it sabotage that DM was not even aware of the decision to fire an employee that reports to him? If the DM isn't in ...
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Many senior people are either jostling for management positions or waiting for time (to retire) to run out. You can see this in tenure staff at US unis. The newer ones are fighting for tenure are usually the most productive. You have the same resentment at seniors warming chairs. Having said that I ...
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

under 35 is probably carried over from software business. It works (depending on how you look at it) in software to an extent but people start with basic engineering degree. If you go in for a Phd and research, you will fail to make the cut of under 35, in the peak of your career.
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Is V K Saraswat appointment to Niti Ayog somehow linked to this? Is AC being sounded for something different (benign interpretation) or was there some rivalry between VKS and AC (as in some fundamental difference, like lets build a 20,000 KM ICBM and both on different pages and AC being different t...
by HKumar
15 Jan 2015 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

From NDTV Sources have linked the sacking to the government's displeasure at DRDO's latest innovation, a battery-controlled silver chariot built with costly materials for a temple in Maharashtra. The chariot has been criticized as a waste of time and money when projects such as the Light Combat Air...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

If we start seeing scientists through the glasses of politics then Indian society is hitting rock bottom. Basically you have nothing logical to offer to explain the current fiasco hence indulging in character assassination. It took four damn months post retirement to "collect and collate info&...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

- why because people are not willing to believe bat-shit crazy theories? so whats next all senior contract level employees are gone - with their termination letter on the internet? HKumar'ji - so you do not think MSM+CONgIs are in bed with each other. Are you doing a "jaara congress ki taraf s...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

You want to us believe in bat-shit crazy theories about MSM, IAS, CIA, MSM, Congis.. but it is so hard for you in believe in a simpler theory of ineptness and incompetence on part of Modi Govt. Occam Razor if you will. It not about AC its about INDIA.. AC is genuine but stuck in middle of thing wro...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

If you want to not keep the guy because of age, dont give an extension in nov. and then withdraw it in 4 months. its inept handling. and then for parrikar to say a) hey guys, beats me, saw it on tv and then b ) hey i know about it, it was age!! is just plain weird. left hand, right hand and all tha...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

absolutely shameful behavior on part of RM Parrikar and PM Modi. The man - Avinash Chander has worked his entire career for the country more than Modi and Parrikar's political career put together. Its downright pathetic that the RM had no clue this was going down. He made a good attempt of taking f...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Normally I wouldn't responded to you but I had to this time. Well what can I say. I am honoured and a bit ashamed by the attention. There is a growing tendency on this forum to label people and attack them - ad hominem - instead of coming up with rational and objective posts. You sadly are an examp...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^Govt need to inform public only if it is necessary. Why should the public know when the Govt of the day decides otherwise and cares a damn about what the public thinks of it in this particular incident? The GoI can act like govt with mature people in charge. In a democracy, unfortunately the govt...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Bakwas, GoI has handled it the best way it could have been. Mods, You people have to do something about this nonsense. Saare mulleh Namaz-e-janaza-e-gayab padhne aa gaye hain. Normally I wouldn't responded to you but I had to this time. There is a growing tendency on this forum to label people and ...
by HKumar
14 Jan 2015 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

absolutely shameful behavior on part of RM Parrikar and PM Modi. The man - Avinash Chander has worked his entire career for the country more than Modi and Parrikar's political career put together. Its downright pathetic that the RM had no clue this was going down. He made a good attempt of taking fi...
by HKumar
13 Jan 2015 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742699

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

wow...the Indian media is really this dysfunctional???

most media are crediting PTI for the story but PTI itself has not nothing on the 'sacking'.

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