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by Avram S
03 Mar 2004 10:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 36952

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

For the blunder of 1947, Indians have to go through this grueling Siachen episode. If only Nehru has allowed the military to re-claim the whole of J&K way back then, there would be a clear contiguous Indian territory reaching into Central Asia which today could be very valuable for a gas pipelin...
by Avram S
05 Feb 2004 00:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 59407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by shiv: Originally posted by Rangudu: [b]You guys wanna see a tap dance with words? See today's White House briefing Q But are you taking them on faith, or do you have independent evidence to back up that what he's saying is true? MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think that I would leave i...
by Avram S
28 Nov 2003 10:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 59653

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Around the time of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Saudis became engaged in extensive religious missionary enterprise by setting up camps adjacent to the Allied tents. Daily they would push the envelop to meet and discuss Islam with the soldiers. These "Beards" were very well trained in th...
by Avram S
18 Jun 2001 10:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 28428

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

I hate to hijack the primary motive of this thread but here is something interesting book: US Marine Corps Scout-Sniper-World War Two and Korea by Peter R. Senich. ISBN 0873647106.<BR>AS
by Avram S
16 Jun 2001 18:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 28428

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

The Gragunov SVD actually has an effecive range of about 600 to 800 meters with good accuracy to about 500meters. After 500 or so meters, it would take extreme aiming and experience to hit a target. One positive aspect of this weapon is that its design and manufacture is respectable. However it is n...
by Avram S
16 Jun 2001 18:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 28428

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

What? Israeli snipers suck? Well brother, each time you have an enemy in your sight you have to worry about the political costs of squeezing the trigger and need to confirm with some higher up especially these days. It is more easier to lob a tank shell or two and claim colleteral damage. We had Ara...
by Avram S
05 Jan 2001 09:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 41629

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

I like the idea of private enterprises playing leading role in the future of this LCA. I also agree that given the state of the present situation wholesale involment of private sector is not totally possible. Perhaps HAL or DRDO or whomever is in charge allow private businesses to bid for the rights...
by Avram S
27 Dec 2000 13:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 47379

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

Now that the LCA is going to take off sometime "quite" soon......here are my questions<BR>1) by the time it rolls out, would it be a little outdated?<P>2) by the time it rolls out, would it be a little too small to carry the demands of combat...high performance rockets, radar etc?<P>3) How soon woul...
by Avram S
07 Dec 2000 02:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armour Technology Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 7406

Re: Armour Technology Thread

Nandai,<BR>FYI a few months after the Gulf War the Aviation Week magazine had an interesting article on the Maverick. According to that writer a Maverick need not penetrate nor explode on a M1A1 Abram to destroy it. Because of its weight and its method of delivery a mere fall on the Abrams would cri...
by Avram S
12 Jul 2000 14:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LTTE Order of Battle, June 2000
Replies: 36
Views: 9365

Re: LTTE Order of Battle, June 2000

Well said Roshan.<BR>AS
by Avram S
20 Oct 1999 03:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo/US relations - what next ?
Replies: 34
Views: 16845

Re: Indo/US relations - what next ?

Bruce Reidel and Mat Daley are small fries in the administration and I suspect the reason they are in India is to molify/pacify the Indian govt or to engage in dialog just for the sake of it.<BR>I wonder how much of clout they have within Clinton administration. Could it be to calm the anxieties of ...
by Avram S
29 Sep 1999 08:17
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 12413

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

Mr Johann,<BR>To behonest I know of Israeli families who fled to Palestine from India during the war because the British were actually rounding up men of fighting age in India to be sent to the front.<BR>Many Indians did also run away to Malaya and Singapore to avoid the "draft". So to say that RIA ...
by Avram S
29 Sep 1999 08:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 12413

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

For those who would want to know more about Force 136 in WW2, please checkout this book:<BR>"The Jungle is Neutral" by Major Spencer A Chapman.<BR>I read it when i was in high School (those many years ago). Good luck.
by Avram S
29 Sep 1999 07:57
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 12413

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

I have a confession to make. Actually I never knew about the Battle of Kohima until after the nuke tests last year. Pat Buchanan (yes that notorious Pat Buchanan) wrote a column in support of India and in that article he mentionned the Indian contributions in World war Two especially at Kohima.<BR>I...
by Avram S
28 Sep 1999 06:21
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 12413

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

Well guys, Indians can certainly take credit for beating the Japanese in the battle of Kohima. This is the Imperial Army's first defeat in its entire history. Though the Imperial Army was bogged down in China, there was no decisive battle fought except for inconclusive hit and run all over China.<BR...

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