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by Adi
07 Jul 2005 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1652
Views: 194780

Manu: I agree. Most Indians have nothing but contempt for the British and European attitude towards India and their equal-equal policies towards the Indian subcontinent. Just the other day, there was a TV report showing some Medicin Sans Frontieres volunteer whining that "Indians, Pakistanis and Ban...
by Adi
07 Jul 2005 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1652
Views: 194780

[post edited after Manu's edit, intended for those who may have felt a tinge of glee before the reports of massive casualties emerged]: However much one may resent a certain system and hold it in contempt, it is not the ordinary Peter or Jane who is responsible for it. They do not deserve this. Brit...
by Adi
06 Jul 2005 14:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Eight Years!
Replies: 41
Views: 23065

Happy Birthday Jingopura.
by Adi
20 Apr 2005 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/05apr20/news.htm#7 Capt Mathew awarded Shaurya Chakra for Rajouri encounter NEW DELHI, Apr 19: President A P J Abdul Kalam today presented gallantry and distinguished service awards to 63 servicemen in a simple and poignant ceremony in the glittering Ashoka Hall of...
by Adi
13 Feb 2005 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 85124

Manav: to avoid posting sensitive information on this thread, I have posted my answer in the link below that may be of interest to you:

(caution: sensitive information - do not access unless you are manav):

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/phpBB2/vi ... 6935#86935
by Adi
15 Jan 2005 17:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 34089

Hi Rakesh,

I too was thinking about where a Hindi "Bharat Rakshak" could fit without cluttering. I wonder how it would look if it appeared above the current "BHARAT RAKSHAK", but with one of those transparency effects?
by Adi
15 Jan 2005 17:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 34089

As it happens, just a few days ago I logged onto the BR home page and remember thinking how plain and static it was for a site of this stature. In fact, it's hardly changed for the past 5 years! Since I wasn't in a position to offer to help, I was hardly going to b*tch about it. :roll: Anyway, now t...
by Adi
29 Oct 2004 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

http://www.hindu.com/2004/10/27/stories/2004102706361200.htm Maj. K. Rao of the 27 Madras Regiment was patrolling with his men near Sajik Tampak in Chandel, when the remote controlled bomb was detonated. The seriously injured officer was airlifted to the Army hospital at Leimakhong, where his legs ...
by Adi
21 Aug 2004 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 64049

http://www.bsfacademy.org While the design of this site is definitely superior to the shoddy bsf.nic.in site (which is frankly a disgrace along with other paramilitary sites), the pages contain numerous typos. E.g. "Treat" to India from neighbours, misspelt names. These things that cannot be attrib...
by Adi
01 Aug 2004 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

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by Adi
06 Jul 2004 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Gallantry awards presented - Constable C. Stanly, BSF (Kirti Chakra, posthumous) - Commandant Virender Prasad Purohit, BSF (Kirti Chakra, posthumous) - Grenadier Anil Kumar (Kirti Chakra, posthumous) - Major Inderjeet Singh Babbar, Kirti Chakra (posthumous) - Sub. Dil Bahadur Thapa, 9 Assam, Kirti ...
by Adi
05 Jul 2004 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Brig. Mohammed Usman, Maha Vir Chakra

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by Adi
13 May 2004 20:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 75344

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

So urm Rakesh, TFTA Group Captain has actually lifted stuff from a dark yindoo teenager? :D

Can we thus conclude that the knowledge of

1 short dark yindoo amateur >> 1 TFTA war veteran Pakofficer?
by Adi
13 May 2004 05:29
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 75344

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Originally posted by Niranjan Rao: Will remove if it has been posted, but the most amount of info I could find in one place (No URL for the moment): India's war doctrine: “Cold Start”-implications for its neighbours? The implications of India's new war doctrine for Pakistan and China. [Gp Capt (Ret...
by Adi
21 Mar 2004 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211718

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Ah, the day a release will state "We have also noted the speculation and concern that this report has triggered on a leading defence website. We would like to assure members of Bharat Rakshak that there is an unprecedented synergy and convergence on all matters between the Ministry of Defence and th...
by Adi
18 Mar 2004 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Report on J&K DIG(Crime and Railways wing) Mohammed Amin Bhat, who was murdered by terrorists in Srinagar.
SIT probe constituted in DIG's killing
by Adi
17 Feb 2004 20:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70575

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

There seems to be a member with a similar name and location.
by Adi
07 Feb 2004 19:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 70537

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Bleak future for Pakistan's 'bomb hero'

As Mr Khan paces his garden, filled with exotic birds, he probably won't reflect that the ultimate weapon, intended to earn Pakistan respect, has instead brought the label of rogue state.
by Adi
09 Jan 2004 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145765

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

I don't want to detract from the purpose of this thread but the Milli Gazette reporters' unwarranted political rants show an utter lack of respect for the sacrifices made by Maj. Samirul Islam and Capt. Javed Ali Saifi, apart from being tasteless to the core. :mad:
by Adi
22 Nov 2003 20:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Addressing Self Determination
Replies: 40
Views: 30848

Re: Addressing Self Determination

"Self-determination" in the J&K context would imply allowing a military dictatorship and theocracy to take over and enslave a people who currently enjoy freedom and democracy. This takeover would be based on the principle of the "majority" of the citizens voting to become part of the theocratic ...
by Adi
21 Nov 2003 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211718

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Sorry for this whine, but when the news of CRPF's induction into the CT grid was announced, one assumed the Centre had ensured they would be adequately equipped. Instead you have CRPF troops with the same cowboy hats and zero body armour they were wearing during the parliament attack. http://story.n...
by Adi
11 Nov 2003 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211718

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Originally posted by Administrator: a good moment to thank the BSF for the thankless task they have done. I agree. It is unfortunate that even a highly respected army officer felt the urge to sling mud at the BSF by snidely mentioning that most of the allegations of HR violations were directed at t...
by Adi
10 Nov 2003 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211718

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Elementary question: what is the total COIN force strength in J&K, including all paramilitary forces, army units and RR?
by Adi
28 Oct 2003 17:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 71134

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

self-edited: removed post for security reasons(or perhaps paranoia, however I prefer playing it on the safe side)
by Adi
16 Aug 2003 05:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff
Replies: 40
Views: 19926

Re: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff

Cawngritulitions... BR regiment ka jhanda ucha rahe...

I remember that a favourable article on BR by Sevanti Ninan of The Hindu nearly sparked off a DDM sympathy wave on BRF.. :D

So should we now await orders to go soft on DDM? :lol:
by Adi
02 Jun 2003 21:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 45281

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: was there ever a coalition between small indian kings to face a external enemy simply on the basis of shared Hindu faith alone ? It may be noted here that the disgraceful and criminal Nepali(Hindu) authorities recently deported 19 Tibetan Buddhist refugees to Chin...
by Adi
28 May 2003 23:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46104

Re: Understanding INSAS

Mohan Guruswamy takes a dig at INSAS. Rather a scathing article. INSAS 5.56 MM RIFLE –– For Fighting and Not Fun! As usual the DRDO has attempted to ‘reinvent the wheel’ instead of going in for licensed production of tried and proven automatic weapons which may have been manufactured at much cheaper...
by Adi
28 May 2003 22:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46104

Re: Understanding INSAS

Could someone do a hard comparison between the INSAS and say, the Colt M4A1? Muzzle energy, effective range, accuracy etc?
by Adi
28 May 2003 07:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46104

Re: Understanding INSAS

Thanks sbajwa and shivji.
by Adi
28 May 2003 04:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46104

Re: Understanding INSAS

This is one of those "Ramayan ki katha ho gayi aur poochcha kaun hai Ramachandra" situations, but could someone explain the difference between automatic and semi-automatic modes to a newbie like me? Please note that my combat experience is limited to playing Counter-Strike on the computer :D - perha...
by Adi
04 May 2003 18:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 59176

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Originally posted by Aditya Mandrekar:
I totally love the name! (Actually second to "Aditya", but nevermindthatwe'lltalkaboutitlater)
It was actually among the suggested names?? If so, :D
by Adi
11 Jun 2002 16:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48276

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Originally posted by Sunder: So, calling it a pakistani plot is not only acceptable, it is also appropriate OK folks, I've changed my mind on this. Pakistani plot it indeed is. It's just that on other occasions, certain members have got carried away, such as the time that small plane crashed into a...
by Adi
11 Jun 2002 03:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48276

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

For the sake of credibility, I would urge the admins to change the title of this thread to something like "Pakistan-based plot to explode dirty nuke foiled". Hyperbole and "premature" conclusions are not going to boost our position in the info war.
by Adi
17 May 2002 22:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 61046

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Originally posted by ramana: From The Telegraph on PK-II May 14, 02: http://www.telegraphindia.com/national.htm#head9 Two months ago, American satellites were reported to have picked up the movement of the army’s 2 (strike) corps then commanded by Lt Gen. N.C. Vij . The Americans were said to...
by Adi
14 Dec 2001 22:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces
Replies: 36
Views: 26819

Re: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces

I concur. It appears that the CRPF and Delhi Police did the dirty work with .303s, brens and SLRs, and without protective gear, just so that the elite commandos could then patrol the area and show off their MP5s and AK47s!<P>Bullet-proof vest is a minimal requirement for the outer ring. The cops sho...
by Adi
14 Dec 2001 07:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces
Replies: 36
Views: 26819

Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces

Having seen the images of the parliament shootout, once again, the inadequate armament and equpiment of the security forces have yet again come to light. None would be more shocking than the images Delhi Policemen with .303s and 50-year old brens, as well as the complete absence of any serious prote...

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