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by Ashutosh
06 Oct 2004 00:21
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Nice article. I still remember Lt. Col (then) Lalit Rai and his 1/11 Gurkha Rifles being posted to Southern Command a few years ago ... there was a big mess at the Pune Railway station then! :)
by Ashutosh
03 Oct 2004 00:21
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 143156

GD, your first chapter, i.e. the first post is very Sundarji-esque - reminds me of the first chapter in the Blind men of Hindustan ...
by Ashutosh
14 Sep 2004 20:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Golden Eagle - South Africa
Replies: 25
Views: 15336

he he ;)

Well, carrying those drop tanks inspite of having a tanker or two on call is not convincing, is it? Or maybe they are carrying them just in case ...

Even the Jags flew across the Atlantic with drop tanks.
by Ashutosh
14 Sep 2004 19:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Golden Eagle - South Africa
Replies: 25
Views: 15336

That picture doesn't look like a good sign. Or maybe I don't really know much about ocean flying.
by Ashutosh
22 Aug 2004 19:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 73440

GD, Lufthansa flies a B-747 daily from Frankfurt to Bangalore and back. Same applies to Bombay and Delhi.

Anyways, congratulations on the inaugral flight of Saras!
by Ashutosh
18 Aug 2004 20:50
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 72960

He's used Adobe Photoshop to descale and downsize the images. IIRC Adobe on Apple Macintosh by default does not maintain EXIF information if you are doing that.
by Ashutosh
18 Aug 2004 19:26
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 72960

Shiv, I used to concentrate on all sorts of issues w.r.t. taking good pictures, like aperture, shutter, etc. etc. But it's not really that difficult - just set your camera to program mode (full auto), use an ISO of 100 or 64 for a clear sky or 200 or 400 for a cloudy sky. Jut keep two things in mind...
by Ashutosh
18 Aug 2004 19:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 72960

That ToI article is crap. The Midas can carry approx. 35 tonnes of fuel only. You need a C-5 or a C-141 to carry 100+ tonnes worth of cargo load.
by Ashutosh
13 Aug 2004 20:15
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Anyboy recall the comments made by Khalid Khwaja on a certain forum some time ago?
by Ashutosh
10 Aug 2004 08:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47417

Compare that article with this article: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/971.htm Project 971 Shuka-B Akula class Attack Submarine (Nuclear Powered) The Project 971 Shuka-B attack submarine multi-purpose submarine is capable of strikes against groups of hostile ships and against coasta...
by Ashutosh
10 Aug 2004 08:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47417

Re: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme

Hmmm, I find a lot of issues with this article: 2 ) The ATV will be a multirole platform and will be employed for carrying out long-distance interdiction and surveillance of both submerged targets as well as principal surface combatants, It will also facilitate Special Forces operations by covertly ...
by Ashutosh
18 Jul 2004 02:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Originally posted by Rajesh:
Pilot fatigue must make the air-to-air refuelling much harder. wonder if they take something along to alleviate boredom.
What do you think all that "literature" tucked above the right glare shield was? Maps? :)
You mean something like this?
by Ashutosh
18 Jul 2004 02:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 72960

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

Il-76 almost certainly in North Bay, Ontario: web page
by Ashutosh
16 Jul 2004 20:45
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Daulat, it probably has to do more with the Midas' center of gravity. The two side drogues probably drain fuel out of the wing fuel tanks, whereas the centerline one drains the fuel out of a central fuel tank?
by Ashutosh
10 Jul 2004 04:29
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Ray, I think we are talking past each other. Anyways, regards.
by Ashutosh
09 Jul 2004 20:53
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Yup the argument runs both ways. It's anybody's prerogative to belive whichever. For me you are guilty unless proven innocent. Isn't it equally possible that RAW didn't actually posses the info and were clueless about the presence of the units? Err, Subramanyam is openly stating that they had not "i...
by Ashutosh
09 Jul 2004 20:03
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Yes, it does sound like a big conspiracy theory - however everyone is guilty until proven innocent. If one reads between the lines of the Subramanyam committee report, one will realise what exactly is being hidden. There are some assertions made in that document that are quite startling. I haven't r...
by Ashutosh
08 Jul 2004 06:17
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

The cause is there - not everyone has the capacity to see it. Concern about death is an emotional issue which is irrelevant to the cause.
Originally posted by RayC:
I don't think the Army would have just played ball to see its folks die without a cause.
by Ashutosh
08 Jul 2004 02:17
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Going by the outcome of Kargil and what later happened to TSP and it's then existing rulers and political setup, I would not be surprised if the government allowed Kargil to knowingly happen - as I have mentioned in the past. It could have very well been a ploy to make TSP puke in the peace party - ...
by Ashutosh
06 Jul 2004 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 694
Views: 132084

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

There seems to be some confusion here atleast in my mind: there are four Bose that are quite famous.. They are: 1) Jagdish Chandra Bose - Botanist. 2) Amar Bose - electronics guy; "Bose" speakers 3) Satyendra Nath Bose - theoretical physics; Bose-Einstein condensate. 4) Subhash Chandra Bose - well.
by Ashutosh
06 Jul 2004 04:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Kaushal not in the list??? Originally posted by Calvin: Its probably appropriate to list the top-10 most prolific members: Rudra Singha ... 15905 Shiv ... ........... 12484 Narayanan .. ... 11852 JRJ Rao ... ...... 11114 Muddur ... .. .. 7756 Ramana .. ... .. 7626 John Umrao ... .. 7526 (does not in...
by Ashutosh
03 Jul 2004 09:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Originally posted by Calvin: Folks: BR has been as rewarding to post as to contribute to. There are a couple of things we might wish to ponder as we look to the future: 1. BRM - Print Version: The world is going electronic, perhaps we don't need a print version. Members can always print out the iss...
by Ashutosh
03 Jul 2004 09:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Jagan, I doubt your idea will reduce the worldload of the admins - it will only help to increase it - and into areas where you will not have too much control. Imagine a packee posing as an Indian fan wanting to get BRF logo - and then going on to convert that website into something like dalitstan.or...
by Ashutosh
03 Jul 2004 09:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Ok, for a long time, one of the favourite whines of the admins has been bandwidth. I propose a solution that in real life should reduct BRF traffic down to about 30% of what it is right now. It's nothing great - I just noticed that the BR Apache server does not use HTTP 1.1 GZIP on-the-fly compressi...
by Ashutosh
03 Jul 2004 09:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

N^3, you forgot the Shrilleen uber-tanker of BRF - represented here in her divine absence by fans and lusting members alike! :D
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 08:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

TSP Poster? sounds more like Polecat.
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 06:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Ha - because GD *looks* when he types, whereas we others don't! :p Shiv, are you sure there isn't an extra zero in that figure? I got my VSNL shell internet connection in early 1999 - and I was paying Rs. 1500 a year. Originally posted by shiv: When I first got on - I had a text based internet conne...
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 04:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Jeez you are so cruel ... :D
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 01:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 64082

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

where eez zee cake? maybe jalebis are better suited :D
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 00:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Johann, beg to disagree. PLAAF doctrines require that they do not have to replace equipment one on one frequently. PAF doctrines - I am not sure about that -they need to have equipment to match an opponent that will wipe the floor with them anyday. If I were to be PAF, my best option would be to buy...
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 00:02
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Daulat, it's not about peasants, it's about doctrines and training. If peasants are supposed to be so bad, how come the Marathas annexed territories right upto Attock?
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2004 00:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Nitin, when the Americans came to Gwalior, they did not bring their system such as AWACs, refueling tankers, SEAD etc. Hitesh, Cope India - as Nitin puts it - was about offensive counterair with composite strike and escort packages involving both the USAF and IAF. Both flying intermixed and not one...
by Ashutosh
30 Jun 2004 00:58
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

The dates seem fishy to me :confused:
by Ashutosh
29 Jun 2004 07:42
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

shiv, try xine or mplayer. They're both free, google is your friend.
by Ashutosh
29 Jun 2004 01:35
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Originally posted by George J:
BR is the BORG. Resistance is paki.
then looks like you are the only Paki around! :D
by Ashutosh
29 Jun 2004 01:25
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 77714

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Jumrao, FWIW - Tipnis was a professional and it is not the hallmark of a professional to indulge in defiant activities like he did. Note that this is not the TSPA or TSPAF where anything is allowed and upto one's own wishes and fantasies. It's not Tipnis' job to decide whether Mushy is salutable or ...
by Ashutosh
28 Jun 2004 20:24
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 45508

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

:whine: Where are test9.jpg and test11.jpg? :whine:
by Ashutosh
22 Jun 2004 22:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 80624

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Aah, but we could hold onto Clifton and squeeze the RAPEs for a couple of weeks or months! Originally posted by Rudra Singha: the chances are unlikely given the lead time reqd to prepare an amphib landing. holding some barren rocky coast for 10 days is of no great value to india and the enclave wont...
by Ashutosh
22 Jun 2004 04:06
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93254

Re: Kargil Revisited

No I think the one writing for the Telegraph isn't the candelwallah ... however what can one expect from the commie Telegraph to but grumble about and accuse the US wanting to stay out of Kargil - had they gotten involved, Telegraph would've found the other excuse ...
by Ashutosh
22 Jun 2004 03:49
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93254

Re: Kargil Revisited

Typical leftist commie conclusion ...

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