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by Babui
01 Oct 2010 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 9745

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

Moved to MA. Will likely not make this BR meet.
by Babui
04 May 2010 01:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 834825

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Gaur - informative post. However, I think point 6 should be removed as it's tactical info. Just saying.....
by Babui
18 Feb 2010 02:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 824637

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

f-16.net has plenty of discussion of f-16 vs typhoon (with the typhoon coming up best in the A-to-A role...the discussions have links to various articles over the years). The MKI went head to head against the Typhoon in Indradhanush 2007 (admittedly without thrust vectoring or the NIIP radar in use)...
by Babui
18 Feb 2010 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 824637

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

When all is said and done....the MMRCA winner should be able to take on the best the Pak/PRC airforce can throw at us. It seems that the Typhoon is the only one that can beat the F-16 in air-to-air and at least be equal to the SU-27. While lifecycle costs are important, it makes no sense to spend bi...
by Babui
07 Feb 2010 03:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 424360

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The border analysis link is a must-see!! Amazing - the stuff you can pull off the internet. Now, imagine, the more detailed view you can get from a CARTOSAT or similar satellite. If I remember correctly, we did make an attempt (or perhaps several attempts) to take 5353 and suffered casualties (inclu...
by Babui
11 Dec 2009 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 233266

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

There are no particular concentration of Muslims outside of very small pockets in the tri-state area. A certain area near Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is starting to have a large Arab population. A few neighborhoods here and there in Bronx, and Queens have a concentration of Bangladeshis. Otherwise, the Mus...
by Babui
17 Nov 2009 07:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 834825

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

In the photo on the Chinese post...is that a road snaking off in the background? If it is - then I'm deeply impressed :shock:
by Babui
15 Nov 2009 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1322
Views: 219878

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Not sure if this has been posted before. Some stories of the heroes and families http://forums.ratedesi.com/showthread.php?t=300490
by Babui
24 May 2009 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 516
Views: 146212

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan on the Brink (nothing new for BR folks; but Rashid sums everything nicely) http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22730
by Babui
30 Dec 2008 08:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 97766

Re: India to send 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

I hope this is a joke. It only makes sense if IA uses Afghanistan as a launching pad for a 'second front' (or 'third front' if IA brigade lands at Gwadar) in the event of war. Else, every Jihadi above the age of 5 will be hot-footing it to Afghanistan and it will become our second Sri Lanka.
by Babui
30 Nov 2008 07:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 119192

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

From the comments section in Haaretz "There was a time Israel was fighting terror, sometimes with success, sometimes with failures like maalot...now the only thing that we do is negotiate with hamas, hizballah,...the hindus just fought, never tried to negotiate. I hope next time they will do it...
by Babui
06 Nov 2008 06:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 225783

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

I wonder why the IAF did not know about the 'stall' weakness. We have had the MKI for some time now and it must have done hundreds of hours in air combat training against Mirages/21s/27s. The weakness should have been picked up earlier. Is it because the rookies didn't get a chance to learn that bef...
by Babui
03 Nov 2008 23:44
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 225783

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

he sees the opponent, he wants to win (why not), but he holds back slightly initially (per order) and when he doesnt get the results still goes for the kill (or tries to) at which point he stalls (he is a newbie pilot per transcirpt). against someone who has many flight hour in mki it wont work, he...
by Babui
03 Nov 2008 05:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 225783

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

I, for one, am happy that the Sukhoi's got their brains "drilled" in training. I suspect that TACDE is already working hard at countermeasures. What was most interesting about the transcript was the discussion on AESA. Until now, I had always heard of the supremacy of AESA over all radars ...
by Babui
01 Nov 2008 07:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 156693

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The latest AirForces Monthly magazine has an articles on Rafales invited to fly with the USN Teddy Roosevelt carrier. The Rafales went against the Super Hornets in 1x1 and 2x2 air combat training exercices. While the article doesn't say which aircraft came out on top; it does quote USN pilots saying...
by Babui
25 Oct 2008 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64771

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

Has anybody read the "Red Eagles" by Steve Davies (you can look it up on Amazon)? It's a non-fiction book. The blurb says that the book is "This is an engaging combination of an adventure story and a case study in military reform. The Vietnam War showed the U.S. Air Force's neglect of...
by Babui
07 Oct 2008 22:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video
Replies: 159
Views: 61879

Re: NDTV Documentary on Red Flag Exercises

Can somebody put it on YouTube?
by Babui
17 Sep 2008 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 449631

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Which unit went to the UK?
by Babui
12 Sep 2008 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 449631

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I had no idea that JaKLI did the Malkhamb !! However, its great news if this exercise permeates to all the regiments from the Marathas. A combination of strength and flexibility, in my opinion, is far better than the upper body musculature that US army tends to favor.
by Babui
07 Sep 2008 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156812

Re: The IAF History Thread

That was very moving. It would be good if the PAF reciprocated since their are many war widows on our side too.
by Babui
03 Sep 2008 03:10
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 225783

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Rich is correct to a large extent. In my opinion, the primary mission of the IAF would be to attack the air defences, command & control hubs and the nuclear option (centered around Ghauri and copycat missiles and the F-16s). The missions would center around neutralizing PAF air bases to damage o...
by Babui
25 Aug 2008 06:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476785

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Can somebody identify the rifle?
by Babui
25 Jul 2008 06:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1748
Views: 91710

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Should be a simple problem for the gurus 3 office co-workers walk into a Patel Motel in Kentucky. The desk clerk tells them that their 1 night stay will cost $30. The co-workers each buck up $10 to pay and then go upto their room. The desk clerk then remembers that the cost should have been $25. He ...
by Babui
11 Jul 2008 18:16
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul
Replies: 383
Views: 32729

Re: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul

There was a news article earlier that the families of the two ITBP jawans as well as the family of the Afghan watchman would receive Rs 5 lakhs each. I'm sure ITBP would have insurance monies too for the family.
by Babui
11 Jul 2008 06:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul
Replies: 383
Views: 32729

Re: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul

A reason for the fast recovery and lack of structural damage to the mission building was a new security barrier put up by India last week after intelligence inputs indicated a major attack. The hexa-barrier, a thick wire mesh-and-mud barrier covering the embassy on all sides, absorbed the major imp...
by Babui
02 Jul 2008 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 121609

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

isnt that exactly what the warsaw pact european attack strategy was about? the pith seems to be that units are told to fight until they can and keep advancing. only units that have enforced or are near a breakthrough will be resupplied and made stronger. once the shattered remnants of the first ech...
by Babui
15 May 2008 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1476785

Great pics, VDutta. From which news org did the pics come from? Another another note - the orange stock/butt of the INSAS just 'jumps' out at you. Wish army would do something about that.
by Babui
07 Apr 2008 05:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 108291

Shankar - great writing!! allus nice to see the Chinis getting their backside in a sling - even if its fiction :D
by Babui
11 Mar 2008 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64771

Did anybody read this book "Heights of Madness: One Woman's Journey in Pursuit of a Secret War" by Myra MacDonald, published by Rupa. The first full account of the Siachen war to be told from the Indian and Pakistani sides. ? Is it worth buying?
by Babui
01 Feb 2008 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 130431

"Tatrakshak Medal (gallantry)" - never heard of this medal before? Anybody have an idea what it is awarded for and where it falls in the line of peacetime gallantry awards?
by Babui
17 Jan 2008 18:30
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 124553

Not sure if this is the right thread to ask my qts. Here's a list of explorers in Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_explorers Very Western and Arab oriented. My qts is - are there any historical Indian explorers/merchants/soldiers who have "explored" areas and left behind accounts?...
by Babui
09 Jan 2008 01:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 81611

Rail infrastructure is easy to disrupt but its also easy to repair.
by Babui
05 Jan 2008 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 34410

by Babui
05 Jan 2008 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 130431

by Babui
25 Oct 2007 05:24
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 118084

There was one more thing to note: there was no more movement on that hill slope.
Allus nice to see the Chinees become flied noodles :D
by Babui
11 Oct 2007 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 70823

An existing paramilitary force, the Frontier Corps, which has personnel of the same ethnicity as the recalcitrant tribes, is to be retrained and outfitted with American help so it can take over security duties. "We are giving tanks and guns to them. We are also training them. We are increasing...

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