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by Bishwa
06 Sep 2018 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362937

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I cannot understand IA's obsession with tank cannon fired atgm. What exactly is the point.? Just have couple of Namicas or any other missile carrier vehicle accompany the tanks. They will be able to do this task much better. One use case for tank fired ATGM i have read about : The tank is behind a ...
by Bishwa
04 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1477
Views: 65923

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/UK_aircraft_carriers This is not directly related to INS Vikramaditya (the subject of this thread). It is on the HMS Queen Elisabeth. However it has a lot of useful information on carrier operations, cost overruns, carrier support groups, EMALS vs Ski jump...
by Bishwa
12 Aug 2018 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305724

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Generally and speaking from the olden days. A squadron consisted of 4 wings or 4 flights. each of those consisting of 4 active non-trainer a/c type. There were definitely and usually 2 a/c of the trainer type. Attrition replacements were held at a command level. So what the good admiral is saying.....
by Bishwa
11 Aug 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305724

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Now that both HAL & IAF are talking of 40 more MKIs then the gov too shouldn't have a problem and we could see an order soon. I hope the order is placed for 45+ considering replacements for the ones lost in crashes A senior IAF officer at the Air Force Headquarters told Livefist, “The Su-30 is ...
by Bishwa
23 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422824

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There are 34 Divs in the IA and 37 Ind Bdes. Assuming ea ch Div has an average of 3 Bdes, that is a total of 139 Bdes that need to be commanded by a Brigadier. Add to this the appointment of Brigadiers as Dy GOC of 34 Divs and as BGS of 14 Corps and 7 Commands, it comes to a total of 194. This does...
by Bishwa
04 Jun 2018 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305724

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

As per this report, integration of meteor missiles on SU-30 and LCA has his some French road blocks

https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/st ... 2018-06-04
by Bishwa
10 Apr 2018 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240988

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Why I"ve been stressing the need for a few hundred light tanks.If the Sprut's armour can be i.proved with better armour or ERA tiles it will still be in thd 20t+ range. I think that the IA still want an overwhelming superiority in armour iver the PA, to blunt any offensive by them or race deep...
by Bishwa
02 Apr 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 619824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Abhibhushan's note said "it will easily be within the top third of the list." Note the top third rather than top 3. How many types of fighters do we have? Su 30 MiG 29 Mirage 2000 upgraded and not yet upgraded Jaguar Darin II and now III MiG 21 variants BIS, Bison MiG 27 Tejas Are all Mig...
by Bishwa
01 Apr 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 619824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

fanne wrote:My guess on the top 3 - SU30MKI, Mig 29 UPG, Tejas, M2k un-upgraded.....or SU30MKI, M2K upgraded, Tejas, Mig29 uph


Abhibhushan's note said "it will easily be within the top third of the list."

Note the top third rather than top 3.

How many types of fighters do we have?
by Bishwa
25 Mar 2018 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

well the cumbersome size and low elevation of the 130mm field guns restricts their operational envelope. they are not howitzers. cannot hide and fire from reverse slopes. The 130mm field guns were used from the base camp in Siachen. During the 1987 Bilafondla conflict, the 130mm guns were used exte...
by Bishwa
05 Feb 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 99056

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

11 Soldiers died in an attack at Swat, Pakistan. This includes an officer.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1387072
by Bishwa
04 Jan 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26241

Re: Tactics & military craft

Atleast in 2000 timeframe OC or 2OC was from the parent infantry regiment. It was done to maintain regimental spirit.

I am not sure now. But likely continues
by Bishwa
31 Dec 2017 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26241

Re: Tactics & military craft

One can learn some lessons from the Soviet experience in Afghanistan http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/20thcentury/articles/sovietexperience.aspx "The main battle tanks of the Soviet army were ineffective in the mountainous Afghan terrain due to the limited elevation capability of both the m...
by Bishwa
30 Dec 2017 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 26241

Re: Tactics & military craft

http://webarchive.loc.gov/legacy/20011008234311/http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/monitor/issue3-2/batt.html I wrote this article on the RR for the Bharat Rakshak Monitor 17 years ago. It has relevance to some of the discussions on RR and tactics that i see in this thread. Especially the growing up pain...
by Bishwa
23 Nov 2017 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 889
Views: 135422

Re: Indian Army History Thread

In Central school/CBSE we were taught about CHM Abdul Hamid PVC. I dont remember if we were taught about Lt. Col Tarapore PVC. Others may remember
by Bishwa
31 Oct 2017 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:Bishwa thanks for the info.

So a systematic solution is needed to this problem.



The Operation Vajrashakti barrel burst was because the guns were firing at a rate higher than the recommended rate as per reports. It was during the height of the PA attack on Bilafondla.
by Bishwa
31 Oct 2017 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

During Operation Vajrashakti in Sept 87 to defend Bilafondla in Siachen, the 130MM guns were working overtime from Siachen Base Camp.

One of the 130MM guns barrel burst killing the gun crew. The gun commander was awarded a Vir Chakra (P).
by Bishwa
24 Oct 2017 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 99056

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://www.dawn.com/news/1364641/pakis ... er-attacks

PA is fencing parts of the border with afghanistan. This article has a collection of photos including some of the sensors they are installing
by Bishwa
11 Oct 2017 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422824

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

UN posting has been given to units which performed well in the field. For example 18 Grenadiers was sent to United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in 2000 just after the Kargil war in 1999. 18 Grenadiers is involved in a number of battles in Kargil including Tiger Hill (Grenadie...
by Bishwa
10 Oct 2017 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2944
Views: 152997

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Amar post does not go unsung in knowledgeable circles.. It played a pivotal role in the capture of Bana Post..

2nd Lt Balraj Sharma was posted here with a seven man detachment... a MG detachment from this post was crucial in cutting of Quaid Post and making it Bana Post
by Bishwa
05 Oct 2017 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2944
Views: 152997

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

The book "The Long Road To Siachen The Question Why" by Kunal Verma ad Rajiv Williams has some great photos of that area.
by Bishwa
04 Oct 2017 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2944
Views: 152997

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/images/Siachen2.jpg Some years back i had made this map of Siachen for Bharat Rakshak. It is still available in the site. It was made in conjunction with this article https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/history/siachen/289-manning-siachen-glacier.html This articl...
by Bishwa
29 Sep 2017 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Artillery guns have been deployed at the 16000 ft Kumar Post and Bofors and 130MM at the 12000 ft Siachen Base Camp. This is from the "Himalayan Conflict Forges Artillery Doctrine" by Major Pravin Shawney "The initial artillery deployments on the Siachen glacier were of 105mm Indian F...
by Bishwa
29 Sep 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Siachen Base Camp is at 12000 feet.
Kumar Post seems to be at 16000 feet
by Bishwa
29 Sep 2017 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Bofors guns were/are deployed at Siachen Base Camp. Same for 130 MM guns. I have not heard/read of them being deployed in the Siachen Glacier.

I have heard/read of LFGs and Mortars being deployed in Siachen Glacier.
by Bishwa
26 Sep 2017 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422824

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://defenceaviationpost.com/army-ch ... s-akhnoor/

This is interesting.

This article says the army has converted the 10th Inf Div in Akhnoor to a RAPID division. That would be under XVI Corps.

Previous RAPIDS have been under X Corps (2), II Corps (1) and XXI Corps (1)
by Bishwa
09 Sep 2017 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

https://defenceaviationpost.com/make-india-gets-major-push-kalyani-drdo-made-atags-breaking-world-record-firing-48-km-range-pokhran/ As Nam mentioned, Bharat Forge gun did 48+ KM "A steady but arduous, technically challenging journey has seen many firsts in the development of this gun, culminat...
by Bishwa
06 Sep 2017 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608197

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

As per Major Praveen Sahwney in the article "Himalayan Conflict Forges Artillery Doctrine" "Once stabilized (in Siachen) , the FH-77B has shown itself to be both accurate and consistent, achieving a range of 42km from altitudes of 12,000ft using High Explosive Extended Range (HEER) ba...
by Bishwa
27 Aug 2017 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/internatio ... epage=true

This article has some stats on China's oil imports and routes
by Bishwa
26 Aug 2017 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

https://sites.tufts.edu/gis/files/2013/ ... Daniel.pdf

Highly recommend reading this. It shows the enormous dependency of the Chinese on the Malacca Strait.

Our A&N assets and capabilities would be of serious concern to them
by Bishwa
21 Aug 2017 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I checked google earth photos of this area till back to 2004 The area had its square-ish shape even then... so it is not as if it any recent land reclamation or construction was done on it to give it, its current shape Also the scuffle at Finger Four took place at 6 a.m., and the one at Finger Five ...
by Bishwa
20 Aug 2017 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

rajfortyfive has reached the same conclusions as us - focus on finger 4 as the area of video and focus on finger 6 as the area of Chinese force concentration (surface search radar, boats etc).

This is good.
by Bishwa
20 Aug 2017 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Finger 6 area has something written in chinese on the hill, above the boat jetty. Enclosed in a white boundary with a dozen white boxes.

Or am i mistaken? There seems to be heavy chinese presence around Finger 6.
by Bishwa
20 Aug 2017 05:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This map is a good find. The below article has interesting details about previous incident in 2013 which are relevant to this one and the geography. 1) "Chinese stop Indian Army patrol near Finger-VIII area, also known as Siri Jap" 2) "China has managed to construct a road upto Finger...
by Bishwa
20 Aug 2017 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This article has a lot more information which one can correlate to the video and the maps 1) "One ITBP man sustained head injuries" 2) "The scuffle at Finger Four took place at 6 a.m., and the one at Finger Five at 7.30 a.m. " 3) " The mountains sloping on the sides of the r...
by Bishwa
19 Aug 2017 23:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The yellow marker in Claude Arpis article says Sinjab. In the Chushul area there are posts called Sinjab. Not sure if this is it.
by Bishwa
19 Aug 2017 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

"Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice between 6 am and 9 am. But on both the occasions their attempts were thwarted by alert Indian troops, they said." From http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/indian-t...
by Bishwa
19 Aug 2017 17:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The accompanying text with the video posting says left is India and right is China. "Stone pelting between Indian Army and Chinese border guards at Ladakh region. To the left of the cliff: Indian Army Right: PLA border guards Courtesy: Prakash Katoch sir" It seems in the end of the video, ...
by Bishwa
02 Aug 2017 18:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953225

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

NDTV sources indicate, no thinning of forces has taken place http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/no-troop-reduction-by-india-at-doklam-say-sources-rebutting-chinas-claim-1732513?pfrom=home-lateststories The thinning of forces story was put out by China and fits their narrative and it is possible Indian j...

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