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by Rs_singh
19 Jul 2020 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Interesting, what did he ask for? Everything except Military action. Army does not seem to be least bit embarrassed that few dozen unarmed Chinese soldiers pushed them back at multiple points on a hotly contested border. & we get gyan (on record) that negotiations for 7 years is best way to add...
by Rs_singh
19 Jul 2020 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ramana Sir,

Give me a bit to collect my thoughts and data to support. I’ll post on here for our basic E1 eqpt. Need to write it out on paper first. Only some 60lbs of combat load. Ha.
by Rs_singh
19 Jul 2020 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are three stages to int. Collection, analysis and dissemination. When I, or others, say we were caught napping, it could imply a failure in any one or more of these three areas. If news reports are to be believed , cameras were malfunctioning onboard our “strat assets”. The same report-era lat...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4155
Views: 782278

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Good shit! Thanks roop! Deer hunTing season is near.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 157382

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Ah! So you’re wanting a comparison between t90 and Arjun, is it? Two words. Mobility. Maintenance. I’ll leave it that. I’m not cav. Someone else can answer specifics beyond basics.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Srin, Why would I mobilize as a response to PLA? I would mobilize first and get them to react! As for emergency purchases, ya, they won’t come for a few years, but then why release them into the press, why now? Internal audience appeasement. I don’t understand fancy terms like causus belLi? I know B...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

1) Can u give an area wise sitrep on the chinese intrusion/disengagement? 2) If i understood u right, the progress on roads has not been satisfactory? but isnt that a factor of money put into the projects and the 100's of clearances required for road building near the borders? the point being made ...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 936390

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Basant,

I say again, perhaps I’m naive, but things said in the moment can’t be thought of as a state of mind. I could be 100% wrong, but I hope I’m not.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Roop, I’ve been saying this repeatedly here and catching flak for it. The mantra/babu/IA complex survives on the yes man complex. The mid to junior management in the military is IGNORED. All the hell we raise in the academy is for nothing. Only to be let down by powers that be cowering in fear of th...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^ I've said what I had to say, and have nothing further. I'll disengage. Disengage? From what? A coherent argument made contrary to your propaganda? You say one guy stated something. The same guy who went on record and accepted PLA intrusions at multiple points? The same guy who said PLA is denyin...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Arshyam, what makes you think I’m quoting my experience? I’m only stating what, for instance, gen panag and gen hooda have said, on record. I’m a nobody. Condescending? Hmm. DSSC(AWC) teaches to you to critically analyze every piece of info out there. My bad for relying on my school. And I won’t con...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Arshyam, If you’re referring to me, perhaps you’d like to pick the rifle and march a 100m at 15k before you make those comments. As for my comments, there are multiple people freely echoing the same through multiple sources. Takes nothing to be an armchair warrior does it? And high what terms? Re oo...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 157382

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Arjun the behemoth for manouver warfare in a confined battle space in high alti?? :roll: :roll: I'd love to understand the difference between Arjun and say a light tank for maneuver warfare in confined battle space in high altitude. Srin, the cost to maintain a 70 ton vehicle of which some 200 no’s...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 157382

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Used as pillboxes, sir. Not for off ops.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

What were we caught napping about ? And what would have been the right response if we weren't napping ? Failure to anticipate PLAGF mobilization. Remember our mobilization is a counter to them, not a preemption. Failure to have adequate inventory of arms, courtesy myriad of ad hoc emergency purchas...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Manish, So people who disagree with you ideologically have no place in a democratic discourse? Or is it that their allegiance to a political belief that’s not to your liking the issue? Leave alone decades of military and conventional op xp lost to pretty much everyone in this current coc? Ah you’re ...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 936390

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

No, I don’t know the price of titanium in 2025 but the contractor with whom I have a contract for X years is based on a fixed cost. That being said, if HAL has but an estimate for whatever reason, incompetence or not, that is a very serious problem.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 157382

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Arjun the behemoth for manouver warfare in a confined battle space in high alti?? :roll: :roll:
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4155
Views: 782278

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Incorrect.lapua is a class of rifles firing the Lapua magnum which is the cartridge. In common parlance, you’d say get me the lapua to indicate you want the rifle. Similar to saying “need a 9mm”. Wiki won’t teach you everything :wink: Shameek, thanks! Pretty sure the rifle is MRAD. I’ve never heard ...
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1852
Views: 354426

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Not largely. It was an America engine. PW if I remember.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Manish,

Do you see the problem here? They’ll keep taking potshots at each other because of complete apathy and disregard from their bosses aka politicians who can be least bothered about matters military. Go have chai biskoot in ladakh and take pretty pictures instead.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 936390

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Basant,

I think you’re misinterpreting the comment. You have many assets in a fleet, all serve their purpose. It was said on Twitter without a second thought.
by Rs_singh
18 Jul 2020 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 936390

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Yensoy, Disagree entirely. This isn’t a case of being double blind. The MoD which runs both IAF AND HAL knows exactly how much it costs to make the plane down to the cent. MoF which cuts the check has access to the same exact data. There are no blinds in this game. None. It’s all hogwash. Now if say...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It’d be a HAHO jump there not a HALO, given floor, rod and load. Another surprising thing for me, unfortunately, in this photo op, was that none of or commanders were wearing a sidearm, a vest or a helmet. If the purpose of this op was to send a message that “we are prepared”, then at least to profe...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 377391

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

MeshaVishwas,

100% agreed. Port and docked ship sabotage is more than likely the use case scenario. 72 seekers are unlikely to be trained to that level or be given use of expensive and limited eqpmt - kinda defeats the purpose of the one way trip being cheap.
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4155
Views: 782278

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Wig, I am not sure what you mean by SAKO. The rifle Is the lapua. we have had them for a while. I missed the posts on hand to hand combat. Classic poor Indian journalism by really bad "journalists". I would encourage people to look up LINE. h2h combat with vest, helmet, rifle, handgun is v...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Bharadwaj, I would start by issuing them decent combat boots first, try goretex first, not the shit we have which weighs a ton and makes your feet feel like they have been under water permanently at the first hint of rain. follow up with LBV's and flak vests. knee and elbow pads when required. optic...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

[/quote][/quote] Pankajs, There's much more going on than meets the eye. That the government has been silent and refuses to make any official statements clarifying what's going on is very telling in itself. Note, both times with our friends to the west, they had a briefing the very next day and mor...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Philip, I read the article you mentioned in the Hindu by the author from Tsinghua university about China's India dilemma and I had to check twice if I was reading the correct newspaper. I have to agree with you there. I'll post a link here for those interested, do read: https://www.thehindu.com/opin...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Bharadwaj wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:

I am very much on the same page as you bit unfortunately no point in saying anything about it is there? I just console myself with the fact that the jawan is finally getting his due one way or the other.


They most certainly are not. not by a long shot.
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Vips the carbine are not needed for Valley. The 5.56 calibre is not iswful.without NATO ammo. Valley has been.using AK 47 and Sig Sauer CDS is not being facetious. Ramana Sir, I would argue, the valley is exactly where you would need a CQC carbine. On another note, I have pointed out here previousl...
by Rs_singh
17 Jul 2020 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I was looking at some of pics from RM's photo op today mostly to see if our kit has been upgraded. Our LBV's are still a hark back to 71 - I suppose the material and use of velcro is new. no flak vests issued to reg inf units. ah! those helmets are indeed new and a marginal weight improvement over t...
by Rs_singh
15 Jul 2020 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Of course, they used not to care. Forty million in Great Leap Forward was a different era. Even 1979 was a far cry. There is already a lot of resentment about handling Covid. There was a news item that the Chinese were comparing the military honours with which Indian martyrs were buried versus the ...
by Rs_singh
15 Jul 2020 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Also by limiting capex and adding OROP/Pensions, we have ensured we dont modernize enough either. T he PRC will attack with a wave of missile attacks. How many S-400 have we ordered? Where is the approval or funding for the DRDO BMD system? You have the answer there. KaranM, Maybe you can shed some...
by Rs_singh
15 Jul 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

One has to look at the result of the Galwan incident for China in a different light too. The loss of [at least] twice as many Chinese lives suffered by the PLAGF should be very traumatic for the top Chinese leadership. I disagree here. CCP has never cared about lives, leave alone of the "peasa...
by Rs_singh
13 Jul 2020 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I am hearing emergency purchases of American rifles, Israeli SAM, loitering UAV, Russian Mig29s, Manpads etc... I am really curious to know if our military & political leadership believes we can win a war with urgent purchase of foreign kit. We are a bigger Saudis , aren't we. No sir. Bigger Pa...
by Rs_singh
13 Jul 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Philip,

24 subs operating at out of Gwadar? Yum!
Our hungry fishes would love that meal given the shallow and narrow channel it really is. Or did I misunderstand you and you meant IOR?
by Rs_singh
13 Jul 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 117918

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Good ole Army “supply” corps haha

I’ll do you one better - MES

Also no sir for me please!
by Rs_singh
13 Jul 2020 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Thought I would leave this here as something to ponder over when looking at large force deployment and mobilization for sustained ops along the eastern front(s) : https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Location-of-existing-strategic-oil-reserve-bases-in-China-Red-boxes-indicate-SPR-sites_fig2_318636518
by Rs_singh
13 Jul 2020 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727240

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Tejas is more than adequate to take on our friends in the west, as you rightly say. My gripe is why the army hasn’t doubled down on the LCH yet? Last I remember, some 200 odd nos were stipulated, I wonder if even 1 (4) LCH is ordered for service trials. OT for this thread, I know. Please feel free t...

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