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by Priyank
12 Jun 2006 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

Just in time to save this thread from falling off the edge of the flat BR world.

What are the wings on the left chest above the ribbons?

http://mod.nic.in/samachar/may1-06/image_n%5C31a.gif
by Priyank
27 May 2006 12:02
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 74471

Rudradev, If Brzezinski thinks that the eight reactors that are going to remain on the military side will be used by India to make more than 50 weapons per year then what makes him think India is not producing atleast that number of weapons if not more with nearly double that number of reactors that...
by Priyank
11 Apr 2006 10:15
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 73047

I wish some day the definitive history of the Trisonics is published. Either that or the GoI removes the gag orders and lets some of the Ex-Trisonics pilots talk about their time and missions in the squadron. They must have quite a few interesting (to put it mildly) tales to tell. I know, I know, fa...
by Priyank
28 Jan 2006 11:23
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 58000

It is interesting to note the formation insignia on some of the equipment on display in the republic day parade: (1) AERV - 33rd Armoured Division. (2) Network Operation Center - Army HQ. (3) Carrier Mortar Tracked - 4th Independent Armoured Brigade. (4) Recce Troop Vehicle - 1st Armoured Division. ...
by Priyank
19 Jan 2006 13:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 42938

JCage, Singha,

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=16638

That looks like a Sea Eagle training round on an IN's IL-38 (serial number IN 303).

Also, what does "DAB" on the tail signify? Dabolim?
by Priyank
07 Jan 2006 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

http://pib.nic.in/photo/2005/Jun/l200506114704.jpg

What is the insignia on the maroon beret to the right of MMS?
by Priyank
07 Jan 2006 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

(1) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C25a.gif What is that rightmost formation insignia behind Lt. Gen. Jamwal? Is it the 3rd Independent Armoured Brigade? The others I am pretty sure of. Left to right: 2nd Independent Armoured Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, 9 Corps, and 29th Infantry ...
by Priyank
03 Jan 2006 06:27
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda
Replies: 45
Views: 28645

JCage, Along the same lines, I think every flag waving jingo ought to petition the commies to stage their usual nautanki and scream their usual bakwaas outside every major IAF airbase in a sequential manner. That way we can get the MoD to loosen up its purse strings to lavish all of the aforemention...
by Priyank
03 Jan 2006 02:25
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IV
Replies: 312
Views: 162150

Sunil would probably have a stroke from all the wet dreams being bandied about on this thread lately; snatching the self proclaimed Pakistani national manhood out of Kahuta and what not. P.S. - As I am feeling charitable today, here is a free BRF survival tip: Glib talk of political assassinations h...
by Priyank
18 Nov 2005 08:42
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 133989

To those who are worried about classified technical information being compromised to the USAF: Do you think that is just a one way concern? If you remember some of the articles from last year's Cope India exercises, the USAF personnel who took part in it commented that the IAF personnel taking part ...
by Priyank
16 Aug 2005 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=53255167&cdi=0 http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=53255162&cdi=0 The badge of 15 Corps. This one is missing from the gallery of Corps badges on BR's Army website.
by Priyank
03 Aug 2005 22:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 171717

Click the round button (the one with an icon of what looks like a printer) that is to the right of the "post reply" button in the bottom left part of the page. This should open the thread in a print preview format. The print preview format will have links to individual pages in a row on the top left...
by Priyank
21 Jul 2005 23:40
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 171717

YIP,

A couple of minor points: (1) Isn't the formal declaration of war done by the President? (2) Post Parakram, isn't it likely that a major armoured thrust across the IB will involve more than a single strike corps? 1 Corps and 21 Corps are conspicuous by their absence.
by Priyank
28 Jun 2005 01:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Ranks Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 19399

Jagan, So would I be right to assume that JCOs who have a honorary commission as a Lieutenant/Captain or NCOs who have a honorary commission as a JCO have no combat role in their honorary ranks and that it is a purely ceremonial thing? One more question, now that you or some other Admin has changed ...
by Priyank
28 Jun 2005 00:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Ranks Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 19399

On a related note, what are honorary commissions in the IA? Eg (from pararegt.org) : Sub Maj (Hony Lt) Roshan Lal 9 PARA (SF) Subedars and Subedar Majors (or is it Subedars Major? :)) seem to be appointed to the ranks of honorary Lieutenants and honorary Captains. How are these ranks different from ...
by Priyank
07 Jun 2005 23:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Survey: Which page on BR do you visit first?
Replies: 29
Views: 15879

BR's main page is not my home page but instead I have it bookmarked. Usually the first thing that I do is go to the main page and check out the latest headlines posted and read the articles linked if I am interested in the subject as conveyed by the headline. Occassionally, I also scroll down to see...
by Priyank
07 Jun 2005 11:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Return of the Viraat
Replies: 64
Views: 32523

Shiv, 1) One of the quadruple launchers for the Uran. 2) The turret of the AK-100 gun. 3) The forward single rail launcher for the Shtil. 4) One of the RBU lauchers. 5) A shield behind the Shtil launcher to deflect the exhaust gases at launch. 6) Two of the Orekh target illumination radars for the S...
by Priyank
06 Jun 2005 07:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Return of the Viraat
Replies: 64
Views: 32523

Harry,

You have outdone yourself this time. Absolutely marvelous article.

Vick,

The Chetak's rotor does indeed fold. There is a picture of one with the main rotor folded in Harry's article. :lol:
by Priyank
16 May 2005 09:46
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 25330

Shiv,

Do those patrol formations depict the standard IA section or a section for COIN ops? I am asking this because those sections have 2 LMGs per section. If it is the standard IA section, when did it switch from 1 to 2 LMGs per section?
by Priyank
12 May 2005 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

Re: The Marcos photo

Can somebody identify the round red and gold patch? Also does the gold writing on the red patch above it say "Commando"?
by Priyank
22 Mar 2005 05:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 85570

What is that hillock near Yelahanka which looks like it is snow covered (but is obviously not considering its seemingly low height and its location) ?
by Priyank
18 Mar 2005 00:14
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 85570

Try to get the entire aircraft into the frame unless you are trying to get a detailed picture of a specific feature or munition. I acknowledge that this might be difficult. Take this photograph for instance: http://rustom.fotopic.net/p12200683.html Everything about it is great, the composition, the ...
by Priyank
11 Feb 2005 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

Shek, Thanks for correcting me. As you seem to have a detailed knowledge of these things, could you please verify my attempt at identifying the various infantry regiments in the following picture (Ray sahab, feel free to do the same): http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Regiments/Regiment...
by Priyank
09 Feb 2005 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

Can someone identify the patches on the Brigadier's right shirt pocket:

http://forum.apan-info.net/fall04/jpg_lg/abays9.jpg

The crossed rifles patch is the RR patch but what are the other two?
by Priyank
18 Jan 2005 03:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 82989

Rangudu, From the Hersh article that you linked above: Chubin added that Iran could also renounce the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. “It’s better to have them cheating within the system,” he said. “Otherwise, as victims, Iran will walk away from the treaty and inspections while the rest of the wo...
by Priyank
09 Dec 2004 06:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 148790

I certainly did not use the word "Khalistani" to mean anything other than the terrorists in Punjab. I was just pointing out that terrorism in Punjab was very much alive at the time Commander Govil would have joined the Naval Academy, more so than in J&K. However, in deference to your feelings, I...
by Priyank
25 Aug 2004 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 59890

Am I seeing things or does Major Rathore have a Vir Chakra ribbon on him?

If so, it probably explains his "shooting Pakistani terrorists was like a turkey shoot" comment. :D
by Priyank
18 Aug 2004 09:56
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 76840

The ToI article on role the IL-78 during Exercise Coperative Cope Thunder mentions that it can carry upto 118 tonnes of fuel.

I am sure some of you are going to have a nice time doing all kinds of math using that datum.
by Priyank
10 Aug 2004 20:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 48260

As per IE report.. http://www.indianexpress.com/ie20010528/nat21.html Sources say that Sagarika will come in both versions — cruise and ballistic. It is, however, confirmed to be an advanced clone of the naval version of the Prithvi series. Prithvi -I is land-based, II is air- launched and III, sea...
by Priyank
13 May 2004 12:18
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 71606

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

[quote]Originally posted by Aditya_C:
Note that this is the same character who lifted an entire BR write-up on LCA by sunil s and George J and published it under his own name in a 'reputed' Pakrag run by Paagal Sehgal.

Wonder where he looked for inspiration this time? :D
by Priyank
25 Mar 2004 08:36
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 93921

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by Harry:
Part 8
http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/spike1.jpg

There should be a minor correction in the caption of this photograph. The soldier in it is not an officer. Note the lack of any shoulder insignia
by Priyank
24 Mar 2004 05:35
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 93921

Re: Defence Expo 2004

http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/guns.jpg

Is that a Negev LMG at the bottom of the OFB display?
by Priyank
06 Mar 2004 12:54
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 71606

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

I feel the above article is important enough to be posted in full. If all that is said in it is true, then we are in for some very interesting times ahead. http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=42467 With a peace process underway, India’s top military commanders have returned to the...
by Priyank
16 Feb 2004 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 870
Views: 196393

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

I distinctly remember reading about the Ladakh scouts being made into a full fledeged regiment after the Kargil war. Anyway, here is what google comes up with on the topic :- In September 2000 the Indian Government approved a proposal to restructure the Ladakh Scouts, on the lines of infantry regime...
by Priyank
16 Feb 2004 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 870
Views: 196393

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

The Ladakh scouts have been converted into an infantry regiment now. This was done some time after the Kargil war.
by Priyank
10 Feb 2004 02:43
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 93921

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Kersiji,

Is the Tarang RWR installed on the MKI?
by Priyank
07 Feb 2004 07:55
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 93921

Re: Defence Expo 2004

The Phalcon deal was to be signed during Def Expo. Any word on what happened to it?
by Priyank
02 Feb 2004 03:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61941

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Calvin:
When did the KuWolSan get seized?
The Ku Wol San was seized on 25th June 1999. It was enroute to Malta via Karachi.
by Priyank
11 Nov 2003 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 870
Views: 196393

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Originally posted by aditya.g: [b]Home and Hearth Battalions :confused: [/b] This is from the Rediff interview with Lt. Gen. Patankar ( link ) :- What we are trying to do is to raise Home and Hearth battalions. We mentioned this to the chief minister, who has taken it up with the Centre. We also se...
by Priyank
29 Aug 2003 22:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 60142

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Just a couple of minor notes: Sunilji, I cannot see how the Pakistanis or for that matter anyone can detect passive electronic surveillance in any EM bands. Interference and jamming would be apparent but plain surveillance would be impossible to detect as it would not involve any EM emmissions. Anaa...

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