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by AmanC
06 Aug 2007 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

I don't see any reason why this rule cannot be done away with.
by AmanC
30 Jul 2007 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Well Rakesh your date of birth question is one which has been much debated before the COAS designate's name was announced. Much was written in media up North on how officers should retire as per date of birth and not on last day of the month etc etc. Seniority by IC numbers and its importance while ...
by AmanC
27 Jul 2007 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Aditya Singh and JJ Singh are both September born and he retires the same day as JJ Singh on Sept 30. So he misses out on becoming the chief. As of today he is the senior most Lt Gen after the Chief.
by AmanC
27 Jul 2007 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

THis is not the formation sign of 9 Corps. It belongs to 12 Corps. 9 Corps formation sign has a rising star with nine points.
by AmanC
11 Jan 2007 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Rakesh,
Lt Gen BS Jaswal (JAK RIF) has taken over as Director General Infantry following the retirement of Lt Gen Devraj Singh.
by AmanC
05 Jan 2007 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Who's Gautam Dutt? Where is he posted right now?
by AmanC
24 Dec 2006 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Rakesh, from January 1, the following changes will take effect.
Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor: Vice Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen HS Panag: GOC-in-C Northern Command
Lt Gen KS Jamwal: GOC-in-C Eastern Command
Lt Gen ML Naidu: GOC-in-C ARTRAC
by AmanC
24 Dec 2006 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Rakesh, You mean IMA. Lt Gen KK Khanna retired on Nov 30 as did Lt Gen Chopra in NDA.
by AmanC
16 Oct 2006 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Why should Avtar Singh resign? He retired in due course and was replaced by Mandhata Singh. Similarly, HS Panag is still serving and will be elevated to Army Commander on December 31. Two vacancies are occuring on Dec 31 with Lt Gen S. Pattabhiraman (Vice Chief) and Lt Gen Arvind Kumar (Eastern Comm...
by AmanC
08 Oct 2006 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

He's already taken over.
And Maj Gen AS Sekhon is going as GOC 15 Corps in place of SS Dhillon who does as MGO.
by AmanC
28 Sep 2006 18:07
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 116718

Sharma, keep it up. Don't get bothered by negative reaction, this will only help you correct your course and phrase your remarks better. Don't get drawn into a sparring bout with those who might rankle you with their snide remarks. You are entitled to your opinion and you must ai them to find out if...
by AmanC
26 Sep 2006 16:16
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 116718

I get a feeling that whenever someone says anything slightly critical about the general viewpoint on Kargil, he gets piled on. Instead of losing our cool we should logically rebut arguements and not make statements which would trigger a needless debate.
by AmanC
30 Aug 2006 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 41703

Vijan seems to have vanished. He's most probably somewhere in Army HQs, will ind out by tomorrow.
by AmanC
29 Jul 2006 12:24
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 101008

Ray,
You friend Amar Aul is coming here as Chief of Staff Western Command.
by AmanC
10 May 2006 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165911

Guys, just came back from a visit to Siachen, Thoise and Leh conducted after a request was made to WAC C-in-C Air Marshal AK Singh. In a fe words, morale is high, motivation sky high and ppl are not worried about de-militarisation talks. As we all know it is a tough life there but ceasefire or not, ...
by AmanC
07 May 2006 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165911

The ground positions in Kargil were well authenticated but that did not stop Mush from trying out something new. That should give us an idea of what we should expect from the Pakis.
by AmanC
07 Apr 2006 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 130378

Col Avtar Singh Ahlawat, Vir Chakra, has passed away on March 29. He was awarded the decoration during the 1971 war. Col Ahlawat was commissioned into Poona Horse. Does someone know about the action in which he got the decoration? I'm trying to get it from his family so that we can put it up on the ...
by AmanC
25 Mar 2006 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 129731

Jagan could you mail me? amanchhina at hotmail dot com
by AmanC
16 Mar 2006 20:40
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - March 2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9866

Chopper pilot slotted to take over as next Chief of Air Staff [Hindustan Times, 15 March 2006] By Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is abuzz with the news that for the first time in its history a helicopter pilot is slotted to take over the appointment of the Chief of Air...
by AmanC
07 Mar 2006 12:33
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Bharat Rakshak IAF History Projects
Replies: 27
Views: 11602

Why don't we do something similar for Army and Navy too?
by AmanC
06 Sep 2005 18:09
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa, PVC, 1/8 GR
Replies: 11
Views: 8198

I had the honour of interviewing him in 2001. His son serves in the same battalion, 1/8 GR ( now 3 Mech). May his soul rest in peace.
by AmanC
04 Sep 2005 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 45172

Friends, I'm doing a series on the 40th anniversary of the war for Hindustan Times in Chandigarh. We began on Sept 2 and so far 2 articles have appeared. But I'm afraid they are not available on net.
:cry:
by AmanC
02 Sep 2005 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 45172

There is a error in caption in a photograph on Page 4 of Second Kashmir War. The caption says Indian flag hoisted for the first time in Dera Baba Nanak, pakistan. Dera Baba Nanak has always been with India. Fierce fighting took place near the village in '65 and '71 for the railway-cum-road bridge on...
by AmanC
27 Jul 2005 18:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 'Great Battles' by Vishnu Som on NDTV
Replies: 81
Views: 37817

Ray handled media during Op Vijay. He was posted in Army HQs.
by AmanC
05 Jul 2005 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

We do understand the difference between a campaign ribbon and a medal and you should perhaps understand what a campaign is. Instead of going into the semantics of the whole thing we should see Op Parakram for what it really was. By no sense of the word was it ever a campaign. It was just a deploymen...
by AmanC
25 Jun 2005 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

Should there have been a medal for Op Parakram at all?
by AmanC
12 May 2005 18:26
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 44558

The tanks/BMPs are named after their drivers.
by AmanC
23 Apr 2005 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 79438

At this rate very soon MLI will wear Gorkha Hats. :lol:
by AmanC
07 Mar 2005 20:13
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - III
Replies: 132
Views: 65198

When we speak of capturing territory in West Punjab, somehow I feel that the exploits of 1965 war are in our subconsciousness. Though in 1971 there was not much action on the West Punjab front as compared to 1965, but even in 1965 we had mixed results. It has been many years since the last war was f...
by AmanC
04 Mar 2005 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 29207

Rayc17m. My, my, Ray. You are turning into a teenager or what? You must be the life of the chatrooms. heh heh. :D
by AmanC
03 Mar 2005 18:22
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - III
Replies: 132
Views: 65198

RayC wrote:
The correct response to Kargil would have been to capture 4x the area in Pakistani Punjab.


That is a good response.

But feasible?


Right your are, Ray. Easier said then done.
by AmanC
26 Dec 2004 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 130378

Brig Sucha Singh, Vir Chakra, Military Cross, passed away on December 25 in Command Hospital Chandimandir. He won the MC in WW-II while fighting with the 4/15 Punjabis (now with Pak). He won the VrC during 1947-48 ops with 2 Para. He also commanded2 Para and 1 Para and took the surrender of Portuges...
by AmanC
11 Nov 2004 17:00
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - November 2004
Replies: 35
Views: 13632

Camels to have their own Squadron Museum [Hindustan Times, 11 November 2004] By Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh-based No.48 Squadron of the Indian Air Force has hit upon a novel idea to commemorate its 45th Raising Day on November 15th. Thanks to the efforts of the Squadron's Commanding Officer Gr...
by AmanC
27 Sep 2004 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

I know this may sound stupid, but can anyone tell me why they use "operation" in Hindi on the medal? Isn't there a Hindi word ("sangharsh", "abhiyan" or something) that fits better?


C'mon Manvendra :roll:
by AmanC
30 Aug 2004 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57408

That seems to be the battalions own insignia and not a bonafide formation sign. Though there is no such tradition in the army to have such signs for individual battalions, RR or otherwise. In this case the snake has been superimposed on 29 and it is clear that 29 RR devised its own logo.
by AmanC
22 Aug 2004 18:33
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - August 2004
Replies: 34
Views: 11072

Army’s counter-insurgency battalions to have new kind of COs [Hindustan Times, 22 August 2004] Chandigarh: The officers of Armoured Corps, Mechanised Infantry and Artillery arms of the Army, newly promoted to rank of Colonel, will soon find themselves in a different role to play. These officers wil...
by AmanC
18 Aug 2004 16:34
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - August 2004
Replies: 30
Views: 11425

Air Marshal SK Malik to be Vice Chief of Air Staff [Hindustan Times, 18 August 2004] By Man Aman Singh Chhina Ambala : Air Marshal SK Malik will be the new Vice Chief of Air Staff following the retirement of the present incumbent Air Marshal Michael MacMahon on October 31. The next senior most offi...
by AmanC
16 Jun 2004 16:34
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

HT Chd, June 16 Gen Malik admits dissent between Army, Air Force Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, June 15 FORMER CHIEF of Army Staff General V.P. Malik has admitted that there were differences in opinion between the Army and the IAF top brass on the use of air power during the Kargil conflict and t...
by AmanC
10 Jun 2004 18:48
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 93280

Re: Kargil Revisited

I would give more weightage to Ray's comments anyday, anytime because he was one of the senior officers dealing with the conduct of operations in Kargil. Anything which he states, to the best of his knowledge and wisdom, has to be relied upon because there will be good reason to it. However, I'm sur...

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