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by cbelwal
08 Sep 2011 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court
Replies: 518
Views: 25336

Re: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court

The victims of all these terrorist actions that rip through India at constant intervals remain unknown till one hits home. Just found out a very close family relative was in the line at the High Court and one of the 11 victims. Leaves behind a wife, son and daughter. Very sad indeed !!
by cbelwal
20 Jul 2011 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357522

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The following video has an interview with an ex-IT officer Desh Bandhu Gupta who has been rather forthcoming with glaring details on black money. Its hard not to beleive this guy considering the amount of corruption that is prevalent in the government. In this interview he explain why Congress is be...
by cbelwal
11 Apr 2011 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476901

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Counldn't help not pointing out that the beret says "MARINE COMMNDOS" with a missing 'A'. Looks like a cheap imitation beret. The guy is a joker. I first made the mistake of posting his picture thinking him to be from PARA SF. He wears IA insignia, maroon beret, balidan badge and has "...
by cbelwal
25 Oct 2010 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 834945

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

From the media it would seem Chaubatia is some remote location right on the border. Chaubatia is about 9 kms from the heart of Ranikhet, and 6 kms from the Kumaon Regimental Center (KRC), the HQ for Kumaon regiment. The 99 mountain brigade, also known as the "Congo Brigade" is based there....
by cbelwal
30 Sep 2010 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 34154

Re: Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid verdict 30 Sep 2010

As per regulation, non-private Muslim properties belong to the Waqf board. If people recall, some years ago the Waqf board asked the government a share in tourism traffic in the Taj mahal, as Waqf board claimed it to be their property.
by cbelwal
14 Aug 2010 03:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 179043

Re: A Nation on the March

Interestingly, gathered from this lecture that Stephen Cook predicted in 2001 that someone will prove P != NP in the next 20 years. BTW excellent lecture (one of the best I have seen) for non-experts about P vs NP problem is a talk by Vijaya Ramachandran at U of Texas available at: http://claymath.m...
by cbelwal
28 Jun 2010 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 339271

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

This is because when Obama sneezes, Indian media catches a cold.

Nayak wrote:When Singh speaks, people listen: Obama.

Seriously this is so juvenile.
by cbelwal
25 Jun 2010 03:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 147747

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I do not like the idea of changing religions to impress people. However, remember these two are politicians and they have to do what the majority wants. And the majority is composed of conservative Christians who do not like non-Whites and non-Christians. By a public demonstration of denouncing thei...
by cbelwal
11 May 2010 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

Unfortunately in India, patriotism is a burden expected to be carried only by the lowly masses.

Vivek Raghuvanshi wrote:Our great Indian leadership ie politicians and bureaucrats have set a very fine example for our johnnies to follow.

The ROT on the top sets a very fine example for johnnies to follow.
by cbelwal
14 Apr 2010 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

And this one highlights the Maoists' 'far sightnesses' and resources available to them: -------------- An explosives container weighing 45 kg was found beneath a metalled road near Ranchi 10 days ago by a team of the Jharkhand police and the Central Reserve Police Force. ..... One aspect common to b...
by cbelwal
12 Apr 2010 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

I think there is widespread under-estimation of the capabilities of Maoists. As per this ToI Article there is cross country integration of Maoists forces going on and Indian Maoists are undergoing training in urban warfare for targeted assaults. This has serious repercussions because now the Maoists...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

Another aspect is that Maoists are slowly building up their R&D capabilities. They already have a 'department' that tests and validates improved IED's. I read a note somewhere that they have come up with 'projectile' IED's, which IMO can be scaled up as a crude RPG's. However the possiblity of t...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

What is the strength of BSF helicopter fleet ? And how many of then are armed with HMG's and bulletproofed ? If BSF cannot provide such configurations IAF has to step in till babus decide on technicalities for getting them for BSF / CRPF. IMO the only function air support needs right now is to provi...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

Well what I dont get is why are basic IAF assets considered untouchables when it comes to protecting the country against the gravest threat it has every faced. Currenttly IAF is the best equipped force in the country when it comes to air assets. Let CRPF built it own air wing and buy rotary wing air...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

Use of IAF will give the Indian forces fighting chance of winning this war. Talking about Kashmir when was the last time 100+ jihadis launched a coordinted assault on Indian forces ? Or how many times secessionists group have killed 74+ soldiers in an organized planned assault. Please look at discus...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

A review of PLA's army tactics under Mao Zedong will tell you that Indian Maoists are adopting the same: Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong Using extreme torture on opponents: "..Under the direction of Mao, it is reported that horrible methods of torture took place[15] and given na...
by cbelwal
08 Apr 2010 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

If IAF does not come into play now, couple of years from now IAF will be busy protecting its pan-Indian air bases against assaults from ground forces of the Maoist army. Never before had India faced an enemy so determined, resourceful and intelligent. It certainly does....IAF coming into play signif...
by cbelwal
07 Apr 2010 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

India is a diverse country with 40% of the people living below the poverty line. Goto any slum in a city and see the poverty and the criminal deprivation there. Look at the daily wage laborers or countless other poor people who toil every hard, night and day to make a living. The tribals are exploit...
by cbelwal
07 Apr 2010 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

For starters the government should stop making statements which sound like "no matter how many die, air power will never be utilized". Give the security agencies complete freedom to develop strategies for using air power with a mandate to avoid civilian casualties and allow them unrestrict...
by cbelwal
06 Apr 2010 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

The comparison between the Jihadists and Maoists does not hold any merit. The jehadis use urban terrorism tactics and their primary aim is to create fear. They do not have the capacity to overthrow a government (no matter what they claim !). The Maoists on the other hand are graduating into a full f...
by cbelwal
06 Apr 2010 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

One has to look at a bit of history at the IPKF Ops in Sri Lanka. Many people are not aware but Rajiv Gandhi had instructed the Army that under no circumstances gunships could to be used. Logic: Colletral damage. Officers who have served there will tell you how handicapped they were in the absense o...
by cbelwal
06 Apr 2010 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355965

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

Use of airpower in cities and densely populated areas can cause collateral damage. However, the area dominated by Maoists in this particular area is roughly 40,000 sq km and sparsely populated. How can use of FLIR equipped helos in this area cause collateral damage when any red dot on the screen can...
by cbelwal
29 Jan 2010 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 271540

Re: Military Flight Safety

IIRC In controlled airspace VFR requires minimum 1 mile visibility and 1000 ft below cloud cover. Which means if cloud ceiling is at 1000 ft your cant fly VFR. Flying into clouds is strictly prohibited under VFR. In uncontrolled airspace some of these conditions are relaxed. Does anyone know what wo...
by cbelwal
25 Jan 2010 07:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 834945

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Is this the general attitude of Indian journalists ? "I am dictator accountable to no one and I can publish anything I want. Little heathens who read me paper should look up to me and follow my words hook, line and sinker because I am the only one who can show you the path to enlightenment"...
by cbelwal
24 Jan 2010 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 12331

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

This might not be true. Pilots are trained to look at the check list first in case of on-board failures and then contact ATC or external resources for help. Usually one pilot looks at the checklist while the other flies. There have been documented crashes where mechanical failure led to crew distrac...
by cbelwal
11 Jan 2010 06:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 505
Views: 53551

Re: Know Your India

For starters most developed countries have rules against not helping injured persons. If someone is caught staring like the politicos and police and it becomes a public spectacle as it did, arrest of all persons is guaranteed and the video will serve as critical evidence. Such things happen everywhe...
by cbelwal
06 Jan 2010 03:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 116840

Re: Indian Police Reform

This is a very vital point. Unfortunately this problem is widespread in all areas of government where the IAS cadre gets to head every department irrespective of their experience. It needs to be made clear that people who have spent atleast X number of years in an organization can get to head it. He...
by cbelwal
06 Jan 2010 03:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 116840

Re: Indian Police Reform

Withdrawing pension benefits and security cover will be a good start that will hit where it hurts. If a law is passed to this effect it cant be challenged it court. For a person who can stoop so low like SPS Rathore, a police medal has no merit. Seems like another diversionary strategy by the Indian...
by cbelwal
03 Jan 2010 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 116840

Re: Indian Police Reform

I think you are oversimplifying. Rathore's case has exposed the severe systematic failure of Indian democracy at all fronts. After Ruchika's father filed a complaint Rathore was indicted by the DGP, but due to protection by politicians he was saved. His wife is a lawyer who tried every trick in the ...
by cbelwal
10 Dec 2009 23:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 693094

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Report of an operational Russian Missle test failing. Proves that operational missles can and do fail even in advanced missle nations. This one almost created a UFO hysteria on the web.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8405481.stm
by cbelwal
22 Jun 2009 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476901

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Sign on a tree by the 99 Mountain Brigade ( Chaubatia, Uttarakhand ). Sums up the Indian Army jawan pretty good.

Image
by cbelwal
03 May 2009 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 271540

Re: Flight Safety

Actually the forward velocity of the craft is also used to open the shute. This is more applicable when ejection happens at a very low altitude. The seats seem to eject at an angle which is approx 110 degree to the forward motion. Watch this slow motion video capture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by cbelwal
20 Dec 2008 21:02
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Some bold move by Oberoi-Trident. Hope Taj follows suit. Trident will not entertain Pak nationals: Keswani http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=bd313d0b-60f9-49cc-8173-14b6709deaa4&MatchID1=4856&TeamID1=6&TeamID2=2&MatchType1=1&Series...
by cbelwal
16 Dec 2008 23:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 656625

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

What are the problems with giving the same power to CBI ? NIA mandate seems to be similar to CBI, except it doesnt need to take permission from the state government. The parliament could have passed a law to make CBI more autonomous and with the power to conduct state level investigations. In the pa...
by cbelwal
12 Dec 2008 03:05
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

The brave staff of Taj Hotel who died saving guests. The youngest staff was 22, for many it was their first job.

http://www.tajhotels.com/ourpeople.htm
by cbelwal
11 Dec 2008 03:26
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Don of the docks goes untouched http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Don_of_the_docks_goes_untouched/articleshow/3821005.cms .. Sources in security agencies confirmed that Ali was active in the docks despite the massive terror attacks on Mumbai on November 26. In fact, there are strong indicatio...
by cbelwal
10 Dec 2008 00:52
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

This is what the Saudis have to say http://www.metimes.com/Editorial/2008/12/03/the_lessons_of_mumbai/7673/ The Lessons of Mumbai .... Second, the government of Pakistan should be supported in its genuine efforts to break free of the extremists in its own country and in its efforts to get rogue elem...
by cbelwal
09 Dec 2008 21:06
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

In the Indian context civilians have been armed by the government to take on terrorrists. The Village Defense Commitees ( VDCs ) in Kashmir and Salwa Judum in Maoist active areas are an example. These people are given weapons under government supervision. Even the GoI realized that arming citizens i...
by cbelwal
04 Dec 2008 22:31
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 165729

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

The haplessness of the people in solely depending on the government for the only thing they hold dear ( life !) is mind boggling. Everyone is asking the government to do something, no member of our population is willing to shoulder some responsibility. Asking for relaxed gun control for instance ? I...

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