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by Saurabh
16 Apr 2008 11:49
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 70836

For guys interested in why our History was distorted Lord Macaulays Address to the British parliment in 1835 will give a clearer idea LORD MACAULAYS ADDRESS TO THE E3RITISH PARLIAMENT 2 FEBRUARY, 1835 I have travelled across the length and breadth of India end I have not seen one person who is a be...
by Saurabh
30 Nov 2006 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722297

Rahul M wrote:a person like him would have been an invaluable asset as an intelligence operative.


Why ?

He was obviously a brave and extremly dedicated soldier - why try and turn him into something else ?
by Saurabh
30 Nov 2006 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 41078

Kakkaji, Col. Dhillon's book covers the period from his entry into the Army as a Sepoy - right through his time at the Officers Academy (sorry can't remember what it was called - but don't think he went to Sandhurst- Added later - following from Wikipedia "During June 1936 he was selected for t...
by Saurabh
27 Nov 2006 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 41078

ramana: I recall having read a book on the INA written by one of its top Generals - ShahNawaz, Sehgal, or Dhillon. It was a full narrative, including details of Units and the INA operations they participated in. I can't find it on Google, but I am sure the History section of any decent college libr...
by Saurabh
26 Jul 2006 13:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 126511

Rahul Mehta wrote:
uddu wrote:What solution do you propose to this problem?

-Rahul Mehta


err - Shoot them all ? Don't think we'll be much worse off ?
by Saurabh
22 Feb 2005 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 61294

Jagan wrote:17 Poona Horse official website.
http://www.poonahorse.com

A great website - read the detailed stories on 65 and 71 war. taken from Hanut Singh's book.


Dead link - would you believe for lack of funds.
by Saurabh
16 Jun 2003 20:27
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 49632

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Originally posted by Jagan: Brig Hoshiar Singh was KIA in 1962 Brig JP Dalvi was taken POW in 1962 Brig BF Masters died in Arty Shelling in 1965 Maj Gen Gurbux Singh of 101 CZ in 1971 was wounded badly (when the jeep he was travelling ran over mine ) The IA has a list of Maj Gens listed as Peace ti...
by Saurabh
09 Jun 2003 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 67897

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

From My Bones: Memoirs of Col.Dhillon of the Indian National Army - G.S Dhillon. A simplistically written book - Definitely not a literary masterpiece, yet a fascinating account from the inside of the INA and the battle for Imphal. The Red Fort trials are also covered from the insiders point of view...
by Saurabh
10 Feb 2003 15:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48219

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Originally posted by Raj Katare: [QB]Saurabh You said you don’t know enough about Narmada/medha but still you call her just and scientific. QB] Raj, If you would re read my post you will notice I did not call her (Medha's) cause just. I did however quote my better half - who as I mentioned has done...
by Saurabh
06 Feb 2003 15:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48219

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

>>Sure, but the logical value that is derived out of these voices can't be taken at face value and applied to all or many issues on the same lines.. In india we deal with some logical value being applied to many, since the level of literacy is such. ---> I agree, values, judgements and solutions fro...
by Saurabh
05 Feb 2003 19:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48219

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Originally posted by Sai_NT: raj and rahul.. perhaps you guys never heard of everglades in fla. that went a river dry-up to full fledged man assited natural vegetation now. you asked, i said. regarding medha: she is not a moderate.. at least what i read in media. in person, I have not met her. her ...
by Saurabh
05 Feb 2003 17:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48219

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Originally posted by muddur: From today's tragedy of Colombia, if we have one lesson to learn then it is for people like Medha to understand how nations progresses in to the future. The way American community has taken the current accident is simply amazing. In a span of just around 15 years they h...
by Saurabh
20 Aug 2001 17:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Sagrika - Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 9197

Re: Sagrika - Discussion

PJ-10 Brahmos will be India's Anti-ship cruise missile for frontline combatants like P15, P15A and P17. It can follow a supersonic course for a much longer range than the Klub.<P>Klub will most probably be there on Talwar type ships and submarines [nuke attack boats may carry both Brahmos {VLS} and ...
by Saurabh
24 Jun 2001 14:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 29824

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

Kumar M<P>There was speculation that IN has SS-N-22 Sunburn because that was the missile originally preferred for the P15 Delhi Class Destroyers [The reason for the blast deflectors on the INS Delhi, which are absent in the INS Mysore and INS Mumbai].<BR>And believe me, if IN had anything like the S...
by Saurabh
23 Jun 2001 22:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 29824

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kumar M:<BR><B><BR>The sunburns you refer to above - IN has had these in its inventory for much longer than the chinese. It did not create even a slight murmur in the US govt.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>The SS-N-22 S...
by Saurabh
07 Mar 2001 14:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

Bagha,<BR>MIG-29K is naval variant of SMT and is quite a formidable fighter. Having only 15 fighters makes no sense for a navy of our size and ambition. <BR>I would say 25 too is small [ideally I vote for a Kuznetsov-type carrier] but good enough for Pukis or for Bay operations<P>------------------<...
by Saurabh
06 Mar 2001 22:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Avinash:<BR><B>Anyway, it has been negleted too long in the open to be of any use. All the other Kiev class carriers have also been scrapped or converted into museums.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I meant ordering ...
by Saurabh
05 Mar 2001 19:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bagha:<BR><B>finally if the LCA naval version lives up to expectations and promises then would it be a better alternative to the 29k?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>As and when Naval-LCA is inducted, I expect it to suppo...
by Saurabh
02 Mar 2001 23:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

Once MIG-21-93 starts flying in good numbers in IAF, MIG-MAPO is going to get lot's of orders for upgradation from countries like Iran, Vietnam, Libya etc...<BR>They are counting on it.<P>------------------<BR>Adios<BR>Saurabh
by Saurabh
26 Feb 2001 14:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

Venkat,<BR>I hope you are not confusing Gorshkov with Kuznetsov.<BR>36 MIG-29Ks seems more like the Kuznetsov.<P>------------------<BR>Adios<BR>Saurabh
by Saurabh
22 Feb 2001 10:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by venkat_r:<BR><B>In general what is going to be the defence mechanism of a indian ADS? what other flotila will it have around it to protect it? Is there a particular strategy that India follows regarding this defen...
by Saurabh
17 Feb 2001 20:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22285

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davidn:<BR><B>but i have a question<BR>why did the IN choose the Mig-29k over the su-30mki???the su-30mki is a much better aircraft in just about all areas was it because of financing or is there another reason.</...
by Saurabh
29 Jan 2001 08:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 31995

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dg_amarnath:<BR><B>Saurabh<BR>What if we add that "Kanchan" armour to T-90.<BR>We did it to some older tanks in IA isnt it?<BR>It mixes Russian And Indian.So no imported no Indigenous.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Whoo...
by Saurabh
23 Jan 2001 15:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 31995

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Andy Chan: <B>I don't know much about hardware, but IA is getting T-90, so having two Type of MBT for similar role? From what I understand T-90 is about 10 tons lighter, how are those two tanks operate?</B><HR></B...
by Saurabh
18 Jan 2001 18:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42878

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

WOW <A HREF="http://www.hindubusinessline.com/stories/141804yc.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.hindubusinessline.com/stories/141804yc.htm</A> <BR>They hope to fly the prototype by year end. What did ADA/DRDO find? Alladin's Genie? [That's not pessimistic]<BR>Okay the five events can be<BR>1. Kaveri En...
by Saurabh
12 Jan 2001 13:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42878

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by renukb:<BR><B>Basically, aircraft like JAS39 Gripen and LCA have a MACH speed of above 1.6 and the ferry ranges of LCA is about 3,000 km. It has an air-to-air refuelling capability and as a result can extend its r...
by Saurabh
07 Jan 2001 00:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48081

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nandai:<BR><B>Then Saurabh I hope you know better. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/smile.gif <BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Fortunately [for me http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/wink.gif ] I do http://www.bharat-r...
by Saurabh
06 Jan 2001 22:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48081

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

Arun_S,<BR>Since LCA will have airborne refueling capability <BR>Can you give ranges for that as well?<BR>Thanks<P>On a similar note how many Airborne Refuelers are we buying from the Bears?<P>LCA is dimensionally closest to JAS Gripen.<BR>In fact, if I didn't know better I would call Gripen and LCA...
by Saurabh
05 Jan 2001 10:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48081

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

Rama,<BR>That 81KN thrust betters the SNECMA on the Rafale http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/biggrin.gif considered to be a much better engine <A HREF="http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/rafale/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/rafale/index.html</A> <P>--...
by Saurabh
05 Jan 2001 09:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42878

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

You guys missed an important fact in the rediff report<BR><B>LCA is a STOL</B> as in the requirement of the first prototype of any carrier-based fighter<BR><P>------------------<BR>Adios<P>Saurabh
by Saurabh
04 Jan 2001 12:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48081

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

Yipee http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/biggrin.gif <P>Now who had that cooling champagne for the test flight? http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/smile.gif <BR><P>------------------<BR>Adios<P>Saurabh
by Saurabh
14 Dec 2000 23:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Modern Torpedoes and Countermeasures
Replies: 14
Views: 8538

Re: Modern Torpedoes and Countermeasures

Austin,<BR>Sorry for late reply, considering I was the 1st one to know. But took me some time to read it.<BR>Great one and certainly worthy BRM-material Admins.<P><BR><P>------------------<BR>Adios<P>Saurabh

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