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by Sree
11 May 2013 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 121363

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

... Brits have a gigantic footprint of WW2 films, books, docus and hagiography to build the base. tons of war museums, tons of vets who wrote books and a lot of airshows and airfields for planespotters. its a ecosystem, we arent even in the kiddie playing crib vs that ecosystem. khan ecosystem is o...
by Sree
10 May 2013 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 121363

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Agree with Marten, and to some extent, respectfully disagree with Singha and Lalmohan Ji: - Even these elderly aircraft - and particularly, one as iconic to India as the Gnat - do inspire kids, I can confirm. Think how the British still milk displays and mock-ups of the Spitfire; for some years afte...
by Sree
10 May 2013 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 121363

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

To Nits's question about the range of things that happen to airframes when a type is retired: Apart from use as gate-guardians at service establishment and similar, when the Gnats in particular were phased out, I was told by serving IAF officers of the time that the IAF came out with a scheme, quite...
by Sree
04 Feb 2013 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 21935

Re: Aero India 2013

<Aahh ... >

(Expression of bliss)

Cool pics, bros ... Kap Chan, is this particular Tiger Moth fully aerobatic?
by Sree
18 Jan 2013 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 121363

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

tsarkar: And why do you forget one legendary Peter Maynard Wilson of 16 squadron and his legendary raid of Badin SU in 1965 in a lone Canberra? He was also a "Ganesha Flyboy". ... Sree: Happy New Year, yes long time no communicate, who listens to old fogeys like me. Just letting these spr...
by Sree
03 Jan 2013 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Anupmisra, thanks a million. Will download, and don't worry about your son's pictures - am all in favour of another young one showing interest!

Hey vsunder, long time no communicate!

Rgds

Sree
by Sree
02 Jan 2013 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military - anupmisra's p

anupmisra, very nice :) . I would certainly be interested in the full set of your pictures, and I'm guessing Jagan would too - can you mail me at ksk underscore history at yahoo dot in, so we can connect one-on-one? Sree (and Jagan), I will be happy to send you all I got. What is Jagan's email addr...
by Sree
31 Dec 2012 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military - anupmisra's p

anupmisra, very nice :) . That was HE 877, in IAF service. I have an article up, on that particular aircraft (as well as a few on several other former Indian aircraft that are now in overseas museums). The one on HE 877 is at http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/ovb24/230-he877-pima-air-and-space-museum-t...
by Sree
28 Dec 2012 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Hiten wrote: ...

IAF An-32 in Bhutan
https://picasaweb.google.com/1050956741 ... 1813475650


Hiten, thanks as always for posting, but minor nitpick - Avro 748, not An-32.

(Showing my age, in being able to recognise one of dem Avros ... )
by Sree
05 Dec 2012 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Oops - just saw that the same story was in the link posted by Vishal - apologies!!

Btw, 'ware adminullahs - doesn't all this count as discussion, on a forum thread where there shouldn't be any discussion?
by Sree
05 Dec 2012 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The IN salute is more compact (I was told that it is because there is limited room on ships to execute a IA style salute). The restricted space on ships has led to some relaxation of the protocols for saluting; I don't know that it was the reason for the different angle of the hand. I have heard (f...
by Sree
23 Oct 2012 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 68175

Re: Women in Combat

Current photo exhibition on British female soldiers in Afghanistan: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/calendar-of-events/general/the-white-picture-photographic-exhibition/ Some photos from the exhibition here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/9626180/Women-...
by Sree
13 Oct 2012 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 86869

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Brihaspati Ji and Lal-mullah Ji, thanks for your considered contributions to this discussion. Brihaspati Ji, I agree there is some room for ambivalence about the extent to which those who fought on the British side during WW2 were motivated entirely by nationalist sentiments and / or the perception ...
by Sree
12 Oct 2012 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 86869

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Phew :) ... Noor Inayat Khan was not an Indian ( though born to an India Father ). I don't think she has spent even a single day in India. If UKstanis feel they need to honour her for her services to their queen, then Its for them to take the initiative. This does not concern India or Indian's. Rupe...
by Sree
11 Oct 2012 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 86869

Petition for memorial to Noor Inayat Khan, Indian WW2 heroin

Guys: This isn't quite a news item, but on the basis that this thread is the right place to find people with connections to both India and the UK, hopefully adminullahs will permit ... Most of you probably know the story of Section Officer (roughly, Flying Officer-equivalent) Noor Inayat Khan , the ...
by Sree
17 Jul 2012 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 437317

Re: Indian names of RN Ships and Shore Establishments

... The Royal Navy in WWII operated a number of Brogue class escort carriers ... and a good number of them had rather Indian names despite not serving in the RIN. This is what I've come across so far; HMS Ameer (D01), HMS Ranee (D03), HMS Rajah (D10), HMS Shah (D21), HMS Begum (D38), HMS Thane (D48...
by Sree
04 Jul 2012 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Sridhar.E wrote:Where is the disaster management team (the one where you see lots of army men in boats, helping out the locals and rescuing them) ...


Among the "lots of army men in boats, helping out the locals", in photo 8, there is a full Colonel, no less, personally handling the ropes.
by Sree
27 Jun 2012 09:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 167389

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

......... Sindhurakshak crew http://pics.livejournal.com/kuleshovoleg/pic/000s2e8w Can any one identify the ranks of Submarine officers in the picture ? ^^^ The officer standing 2nd. from the left is Commander and in the middle the officer standing is the Captain . Late to this, but fwiw: We can on...
by Sree
27 May 2012 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 128322

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

... ASPuar : Don't agree with you. Despite General Sundarji's reported suggestion (it couldn't have been more than that), the armed forces do follow a strict protocol. Can you visualise a Captain calling a Div. Commander by his rank, instead of "Sir" ? ... The Navy had a long-standing tra...
by Sree
28 Apr 2012 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 616742

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Commodore Maolankar seems to have put on some weight :) Two navy pilots apart from Commodore Maolankar at NFTC is a good sign. SuryaG Saar, two nitpicks: - I don't think the naval officer in whites, around the middle of the line-up (who I assume prompted your comment about Commodore Maolankar's wei...
by Sree
01 Jan 2012 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231482

Re: "Flag" / "General" / "Air" Officer designation at one-st

Rahul M : In the Indian armed forces, the rank of Brigadier (Army) and its equivalents Air Commodore (Air Force) and Commodore (Navy) have always been Flag Ranks. The sdame is the case in most other armed forces (French, American, British etc.) In effect, this means that Brigadiers, Air Commodores ...
by Sree
26 Nov 2011 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I have noticed many posts where, physique has been mentioned. Where the skinny NSG personnel are pointed out. I know very well the members who did point this out have well wishes for our men and women of armed forces but, before making such comments, remember that person made it, he/she made it thr...
by Sree
15 Nov 2011 18:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Indrajit, would you consider sharing the pictures you have, of Wg Cdr Majumdar, with Jagan, the webmaster of BR's IAF pages? It would help spread the knowledge of his exploits even wider. I just secured a logbook page, from the family of another contemporary veteran, with Wg Cdr Majumdar's signature...
by Sree
15 Nov 2011 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Lalmohan, you are thinking of Lieutenant Eric Sen - afaik he wasn't killed in action; he was a PoW. Jagan has a single picture of him, somewhere.

Other Indians who flew in WW1 include Indra Lal Roy, DFC; SG Welingkar; and Hardit Singh Malik.

Rgds
by Sree
18 Sep 2011 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 778647

Re: Indian Military Aviation

... there is no Type 88, only Type 77s (Which is the MiG-21FL) ... Jagan Garu, as always I hesitate several times before contradicting you on such matters, and apologize in advance; but iirc there was a MiG-21 variant in IAF service which bore the designation Type 88. May have been the first HAL-bu...
by Sree
07 Mar 2011 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Sree garu, These were linked last year itself through the 94 Course page. ... My personal favorite https://picasaweb.google.com/94th32nd.course/BuzzSAlbum#5445495764682482466 - thats Rafiqui's Sabre Tail in there. the photo is a link in the journey that piece of wreck took from the Keren villge to ...
by Sree
04 Mar 2011 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

was looking up something else when i stumbled upon this photo album - a retired IAF pilot. mostly photographs of people https://picasaweb.google.com/94th32nd.course ... Hiten-ji - this is certainly "a retired IAF pilot", and one who is well-known to IAF watchers - looks like a compilation...
by Sree
09 Apr 2010 13:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 854307

Re: Indian Military Aviation

This is pretty good read. http://www.codeonemagazine.com/archives/1995/articles/jul_95/july2a_95.html#top ... the above article is comparing the solah C with the fulcrum A. ... Guys: When using the above Code One article, to inform comparisons between any F-16 variant and any other aircraft type - ...
by Sree
04 Mar 2010 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 271382

Re: Military Flight Safety

AFAIK the Suryakirans have one pilot per aircraft. Any reason why the Sagar Pawans operate with both? Shameek, the Suryakirans also fly with two pilots in at least some of the aircraft - specifically, those on the left side of the formation. The left-hand seat is the instructor's seat, and would no...
by Sree
03 Dec 2009 11:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 798456

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

I remember reading some article that said that the basic K's were sluggish when fully loaded with fuel and weapons but they became ferociously manoeuvrable once they started burning the fuel and especially around bingo fuel... The source of this theory is quote supposedly by an IAF pilot who compar...
by Sree
23 Oct 2009 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 206723

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Amid all the doom, gloom and booms from across the border ... a little light entertainment, from over in Baltimore: http://www.tnr.com/article/pervez-dispenser# "An evening with Musharraf: The Failed Military Dictator's Zany Speaking Tour Goes Off The Rails in Baltimore" Most enjoyable ......
by Sree
26 Aug 2009 12:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476638

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

... Uploaded Here http://picasaweb.google.com/jaganpvs/DropBox#5373864945701513970 Jagan, Kancha: This is a great pic, of course ... but I have a vague memory of having seen a version of this board, that included at the bottom, below the words "Bash On Regardless", the line in smaller let...
by Sree
26 Aug 2009 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156784

Re: The IAF History Thread

^ Very nice, Jagan Garu ... Hard to believe it's been 22 years! (And the IN is still waiting for their naval variant!!) I kinda guessed whose medal group it was, before clicking on the image and seeing his name ... Not that there were many alternatives; my humint sources, about the recent movements ...
by Sree
22 Jul 2009 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156784

Re: The IAF History Thread

... There may be a lesson here for all jingo-enthusiasts. It goes to show how an "improved" and "better" version of an aircraft may have a poorer and shorter service record based on the requirements and operating doctrine of the end user in question. ... ... The overall lesson t...
by Sree
12 Jun 2009 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156784

Re: The IAF History Thread

Indrajit wrote: ... is he the same "Nosey Haider"?


Yep, the very same.
by Sree
12 Jun 2009 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533207

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

somebody was making fun of TSPaki Blimp based AEW etc. Read on please Spies in the sky Jun 4th 2009 From The Economist print edition Military technology: Blimps equipped with remote-sensing electronics are cheaper than drone aircraft, and have many other advantages .... http://www.economist.com/sci...
by Sree
12 Jun 2009 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Aero India 2009 DVD Out Now
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Re: BR Aero India 2009 DVD Out Now

Gentlejingos: If brass-hatted admins will permit dissemination of such info on the movement of operational assets such as aamchi Kapil, just as an act of kindness to those looking forward to this DVD ... My humint sources tell me that the uncooked asset who goes by the code-name Kapil is currently o...
by Sree
07 Apr 2009 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156784

Re: The IAF History Thread

B29s in India http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2009/March%202009/0309matterhorn.aspx Interesting article, tsarkar - thanks for posting. Another little-known piece of aviation history trivia from that period is that the RAF also moved some heavy bomber units to India, to partic...
by Sree
07 Apr 2009 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663688

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

.. and we were saying SF officers dont become generals http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/knDz3m-4z8rrZfl9cM2FSQ?feat=directlink VrC, SC, Wound Medal, 71 War, Sri Lanka , Siachen and Kargil - we cant find a more bad ass than him! What a salad bar ... I mean, his Wound Medal is the last ribbon on ...
by Sree
09 Mar 2009 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 271382

Re: Flight Safety

RIP to the crew. Fwiw, condolences to their families ... and to all who knew them and considered them friends. ... I came across a court of inquiry report into a Chetak crash which claimed the lives of its pilots. Listened to the recording of the pilot talking to ATC about current situation. Till la...

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