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by advitya
25 Mar 2004 19:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 73151

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

Originally posted by James Bund: "Nope the canadian system has invested a lot of control in the individual province...and hence when you move from one province to another you are faced with differing rules. It is publicly funded but not uniform." This is almost meaningless as it can mean anything. ...
by advitya
23 Mar 2004 20:22
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 89746

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by Surya:
AAAAGHH

Is there a clearer pix of the 155mm upgraded gun?
http://groups.msn.com/BharatRakshakDefexpo/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=53
by advitya
20 Mar 2004 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 863
Views: 183353

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Aditya Look at this: http://mod.nic.in/pressreleases/content.asp?id=677 New Battalions of Rashtriya Rifes March 18, 2004 Magha 28, 1925 New Delhi A national English daily has published a report today that the proposal of the Defence Ministry to raise new battalions of Rashtriya Rifles is being oppos...
by advitya
17 Jun 2003 17:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 21632

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

Originally posted by vverma: The LCH in its current avatar is not very different in capabilities from the AALH (especially after the Israeli avionics upgrade). What would Air Force's LCH's role be in a war scenario? Are they meant for different terrain? You have asked the million dollar question. T...
by advitya
17 Jun 2003 15:15
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 21632

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

The Israeli Avionics are being used for the armed Army Dhruvs (also called the Weapons Intregrated or WI Dhruv). The 21st production Dhruv onwards will feature the glass cockpit etc.
by advitya
12 Jun 2003 00:21
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 47137

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Shabeg Singh had also been reprimanded by J.S.Arora in Bangladesh after irregularities in the use of Army transportation for personal business ventures. Mandeep should be able to shed more light on this.
by advitya
07 Jun 2003 22:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 47137

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Guys can we please get back to topic.
by advitya
16 May 2003 23:06
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- May 2003
Replies: 48
Views: 10569

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

Biggest ever anti-terrorist operation on in J&K (Times of India, 16 May 2003) NEW DELHI: In what may be the largest single counter-insurgency operation in the past decade or so, security forces over the past three weeks have killed an estimated 60 hard-core militants in the Surankote area proxi...
by advitya
09 Apr 2003 16:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54581

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

There is NO radar called Indira. It is the INDRA!
by advitya
29 Oct 2002 05:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46145

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

I have just sent rediff a strongly worded letter. Inundate the *******s with e-mail.
by advitya
26 Oct 2002 05:52
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2002
Replies: 65
Views: 14008

Re: Cope India 2002

Originally posted by George J:
Have we ever excercised with the Soviet Onion and the russians?

Or any Warsaw pact countries?
NO
by advitya
09 Oct 2002 20:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 50817

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Originally posted by harryvandeusan:
If tech to detect rocket plumes from 36,000 km exists in this country i dont see whats preventing us from deploying it.
Someone has to formulate the requirement and someone has to sign-off on it.
by advitya
09 Oct 2002 20:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 50817

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Originally posted by harryvandeusan:
all we need to do is get the satellite technology , may be from Israel.
The technology exists in-country. We don't need to detect worldwide launches..just a focus on the subcontinent and China is all we need. The question is not technology..but money.
by advitya
09 Oct 2002 19:48
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 18084

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Originally posted by J.B.Asher:
I know atleast one officer who was there in 1982-83 and not on consulate staff.
I actually know more! But by then the IAF contingent (NOT attaches) was just a a handful.
by advitya
09 Oct 2002 15:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 18084

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Originally posted by J.B.Asher: Just wanted to know, Though the above may be on paper correct, What makes us sure that there could not have been one or two unofficial sorties undertaken by Indian pilots in Iraq? (this is mere speculation) What i meant was that if we had 60 people stationed in Iraq ...
by advitya
08 Oct 2002 19:45
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 18084

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Tom Indian militray aid mission were alawys estabhlished as a result of bilateral agreements. So the estabhlishment and administration of such programmes were ad hoc - to name a few these included the creation of an Air Force in Ghana and the creation of a staff college in Nigeria. There are dozens ...
by advitya
08 Oct 2002 08:37
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 18084

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Tom the size of the IAF contingent in Iraq peaked at around 70 personnel or so around 1976/77.
by advitya
04 Oct 2002 02:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)
Replies: 51
Views: 24181

Re: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)

Originally posted by Babui:
Is 160mm ammo correct ? Which gun do we have that uses 160mm ?!
It's the Tampella mortar in the heavy mortar regiments.
by advitya
12 Aug 2002 06:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 38728

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Originally posted by Praneet_N: All ive been able to come up with is that rifled guns are more accurate....with the challenger holding the record destroying a tank at over 5kms in the gulf. Any more about this? thanks Rifled guns can fire HESH rounds that offer greater ranges. Also the auto-loader ...
by advitya
26 Jul 2002 19:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades
Replies: 212
Views: 37554

Re: Klub ASCM and Kilo Upgrades

Originally posted by harryvandeusan: Frankly speaking how much of Brahmos guidance is actually Indian.....India's response in teh case of teh former remains luke warm , we have not yet signed on the dotted line.I am sure Brahmos was forced down Indian throats , at gun point. You will be surprised a...
by advitya
17 Jul 2002 08:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Not only are 70% of our tanks not battlewortyhy, but 60% of the IAF is grounded due to spares shortages. In fact in MiG-21 units availability is as low as 35%.
by advitya
10 Jul 2002 21:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Sorry, I misunderstood your concern. d'accord.
by advitya
10 Jul 2002 20:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Rudra
If there is ever a real imbalance..worry not...we will simply buy the store! If 40 F-16s could trigger 130 M2K/MiG-29s and 50 Fantans could trigger 200 MiG-27s...can you imagine what a couple of 100 Al Khalids will trigger?
by advitya
08 Jul 2002 18:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Vinod T. Kumar: On the other hand we have North Korea poor, starving, with all kinds of sanctions imposed on it (deservingly), and last but not the least technically backward was able to reverse engineer the T90. If the past is any indication in few years Indian T90’s wil...
by advitya
08 Jul 2002 06:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50676

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Actually women are repressed all over. You should see some of the battered women's shelter's in the US. The problem is just as endemic. Education and rule of law is the answer.
by advitya
28 Jun 2002 07:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: and we dont have the answers right now. Since 1998 we have been outspending them by $10 billion annually in defence. granted that we perhaps need $4 billion for upkeep of extra manpower and china front, but $6 billion/annum should begin to bite soon...unless used ...
by advitya
28 Jun 2002 04:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: they dont yet have al-khalid's produced in quantity, but 300 t80Us are certainly there and maybe more shall be ordered. its concentrated in the punjab-jammu belt wherein we seem to have put the vijayanta's and T-55s. yahoo news photos havent shown a single t-72 in...
by advitya
27 Jun 2002 23:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Saurabh Lele: Hi Raj, Like every true Indian I also understand your feelings. But unfortunately the answer about MBT ARJUN is "NOT TO BE" :( Regards Saurabh Lele SAURABH from your other posts it seems like a blue day for you. But cheer up. Even if the ARJUN is not to be..its ar...
by advitya
27 Jun 2002 22:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 66123

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Raj Good summary. However, your talk of a vibrant private sector is fallacy, given the times that the projects were concieved. It wasn't until the late 1990s that the pvt sector had the expertise neccessary to deal with a lot of the technology associated with various defence programs. You have to un...
by advitya
25 Jun 2002 18:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

IIRC BRM had an article on the T-6..??
by advitya
25 Jun 2002 00:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

Badar
When 30 Arty Div was raised (now called 40 Arty Div) there was no provision for gun brigades. There were provisions for 3 'groups' - one missile and two rocket. The composition AFAIK remain unaltered.
by advitya
24 Jun 2002 22:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

Originally posted by peeyoosh chadda:
tracked 155s would be great for handling any Paki armour other than the Paki T-90s.
Tracked 155s would be great for handling any armour..period.
by advitya
24 Jun 2002 20:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

It is concievable that the the artillery division will provide a pool of scarce resources, however SP artillery is unlikely to be a part of this. To do so would deprive the strike formations of their mobility and flexibilty. From the perspective to holding tube artillery, anything the divisions hold...
by advitya
24 Jun 2002 18:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

Originally posted by Vick: How likely is the creation of a new arty div connected with the intelligenceonline.com's report that the IA is going for 500 SP arty, aka Bhim? Quite unlikely. This is because 500 SP artillery would be put into the Corps and Divisional Arty Bdes of the Strike Formations. ...
by advitya
24 Jun 2002 18:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 13503

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

Originally posted by Div:
I was hoping that this might be the start of getting the Pinaka into active service...its been in 'user testing' for the longest time.
See the problem is that the Army wants a BM-21/LRAR type dispersion at the Pinaka's max range. So all that haggling is holding it up.
by advitya
11 Jun 2002 23:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Operations in J&K
Replies: 27
Views: 11904

Re: Indo-US Operations in J&K

Originally posted by amarko:
Joint excercises have been conducted at Agra, and so US soilders have been already allowed on our soil (not in a combat role of course)
.
However, US speical forces were refused training access to Sonamarg and Lahul.
by advitya
08 May 2002 21:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indianness - a (simple?) survey
Replies: 117
Views: 43042

Re: Indianness - a (simple?) survey

Originally posted by Jaspreet: To attempt to define Indian-ness is to attempt to define the boundaries for a certain percentage of the human population and consequently expect them to be constrained by them. Just be yourself. Then if the other person sees you as Indian or Srilankan, it is a reflect...
by advitya
02 May 2002 04:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54667

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

I believe that the current Artillery Division is 30 Artillery Div. The new Division authorized is 40 Div.

GD:
The IA's catapults are still active! Very active!

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