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by ptraj
28 Oct 2003 17:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66657

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

IE article: The Army’s elite contingent is haemorrhaging as the best and the brightest choose corporate over combat. "..none of the men who have quit in the recent past fits the stereotype of the superseded no-hoper who leaves the Army for a comfortable corporate. Rather, they were at the peak of th...
by ptraj
27 Oct 2003 04:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66657

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Interesting article by Raja Menon. I've tried to ask the same question in other threads. Key points: 1. "Dawood Ibrahim, along with Tiger Memon, Hafez Sayed, Sayed Salauddin and Azhar Masood have waged war on India for periods varying from six to ten years. Cross border terrorism is thirteen years o...
by ptraj
23 Oct 2003 22:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66657

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Very basic and perhaps naive questions: Does RMA assume a highly (high-school/college-level?) educated soldier different from those hired in IA 'recruiting fairs'? What does this mean for the officer level qualifications How will attract such people who will obviosuly be drawn to a safer easier job ...
by ptraj
20 Oct 2003 21:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 60311

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Khurshi guy is denying Israeli charges of proliferation according to this in Dawn

web page

Anyone find another source where Israel made this charge?
by ptraj
04 Sep 2003 18:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 24656

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: [b] Future what to do with MOFTU Mig-21s 1. sell for scrap value 2. auction on e-bay to collectors worldwide 3. gate guardians at sainik schools (IAF bases probably dont want to remember them much) 4. target drones for SAM crews 5. static targets for Arjun and ZSU...
by ptraj
04 Sep 2003 17:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 24656

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

This probably should be cross-posted in the psy-ops and AJT threads too:

India jet deals faced sabotage

"India's decision to award a huge jet contract to the UK comes just days after news emerged of British and US efforts to sabotage Indian defence deals in the Cold War."
by ptraj
29 Aug 2003 19:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 58960

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

N3:

"And until KSA is knocked out, and Iran is co-opted or neutralized, Bush can't afford to really clean out TSP."

Would it therefore not make sense for GoI to send troops ASAP to Iraq to help Bush so he can get on withe job of KO'ing KSA and draining the Terrorist Swamp of Pakistan?
by ptraj
29 Aug 2003 17:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 58960

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Johann: I wasn't suggesting Gul had anything to with the Taliban creation. You may recall that all through the Clinton years (until the Kenya/Tanzania blasts), US intelligence maintained links to the Taliban through the ISI. Gul it seems came in useful through the Trucking Co owned/managed by his da...
by ptraj
29 Aug 2003 04:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 58960

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

IIRC, Hamid Gul was in the US a couple of years ago on the lecture circuit--long after he came to be 'considered dangerous'. So, I don't think it's a question of 'picking him up in Pakistan' that will trigger a redline. He probably still has a lot of friends in the CIA who remember his selfless cont...
by ptraj
21 Aug 2003 19:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 60311

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Hoagland bashes Pakistan again: "Russia and China give some signs of being sobered by the awareness that they have helped create nuclear Frankenstein's monsters in North Korea, Pakistan and soon in Iran. Awareness is not enough. They must now become part of the solution rather than of a globe-endang...
by ptraj
17 Jun 2003 00:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 21847

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: whats role of israeli MMA? they have mounted a electro-optical pod beneath the 737. looks like a anti-terror recon bird-cum-control room not a full fledged E8 or MC2A. "Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA) The MMA features SIGINT (COMINT and ELINT) and IMINT (SAR/Radar an...
by ptraj
13 Jun 2003 00:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 39229

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

Apache Down in Iraq

This Apache was apparently brought down by a RPG round. Kinda' makes you wonder whether this birds are all they're talked up to be.

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