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by ssmitra
10 Feb 2011 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Medheker also said the West Bengal government had refused to give 30 acres of land near Kolkata for a NSG regional centre and they were now looking for land in Assam or Jharkhand for the same. Why they refused to give land to them!! this is very idiotic!![/quote] You saw west bengal govt and Idioti...
by ssmitra
25 Feb 2010 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 384998

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Reply with quote http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/02/na ... -jass.html This is a very difficult situation to judge. The title is misleading... nowhere it says that the armymen were insulted and turned away. The CISF men need to be commended that they did what they were supposed to do.. keep the ar...
by ssmitra
29 Nov 2009 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

OFB does make the Vidhwansak right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidhwansak But this seems more of a counter-sniper and anti-materiel weapon, pretty heavy at ~25 kg. As for TN police, it is undoubtedly way ahead of the curve on SF - in training, weapons, systems, and tactics. Excellent intelligence...
by ssmitra
27 Nov 2009 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

They until very recently were either given the AK-47, Vz's and more recently the tavor. Excuse my lack of knowledge, but whats wrong with the AK-47s? Is it because of the high recoil? But it does have the killing power. And limiting the variety of guns in the force is a good way to cut down on the ...
by ssmitra
27 Nov 2009 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ True, for Taj like situations, it would always be better to have mp5. But Force One have acquired them, have they not? But a 9mm smg is not good for every situation. What if the next batch of terrorists use BPJs? What if the situation demands shooting at relatively longer range? Would an smg do ...
by ssmitra
20 Nov 2009 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

What is this "Longish" comment about INSAS. I've seen INSAS with foldable butts in airports. Don't these weapons act as a deterrent as well as to defend. Won't the "Longish" INSAS deter somebody trying a mischief. I don't see anything wrong in using these weapons. Prasad What de...
by ssmitra
19 Nov 2009 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 384998

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

hahahahaha!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: So what? The chinese don't brush their teeth and their SS look like fools on segway clones! Sab chalta hai....take it easy yaar! we are like this only I hope you are joking Anish. This is nothing short of bullshit. Not on part of the jawans but the administration...
by ssmitra
17 Nov 2009 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The 1st batch iirc was from 1st SFG (based out of Guam or Okinawa) and then a subsequent batch from one of the special forces groups attached to National Guard (19th or 20th SFG). khoma dada, should have been more clear... which Indian unit did they cross train with. 1st SFG is out of Okinawa. Did ...
by ssmitra
17 Nov 2009 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Raja Bose wrote:ssmitra, The 1st US batches at CIJWS were from their SF units.


Raja Babu would you happen to know which unit they cross trained with.
however IIRC most US SF units have after that have either gone to the para center or the HAWS... Not sure if any have tried the PGS in tawang...
by ssmitra
16 Nov 2009 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Anshul, I had a good discussion with an IA Captain who had been to CIJWS. His words were "Its a sham....the buggers have just created an AURA out of nothing". Funny you shd say that. I had a chat with a friend the other day whose uncle's classmate's sister is married to the current comman...
by ssmitra
29 Oct 2009 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 350960

Re: Military Multimedia Content

some nice videos from Yudh-Abhyas 2009





Opening Ceremony


Range Operations
by ssmitra
29 Oct 2009 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Rahul M wrote:let them. we do have snake charmers, no need to be apologetic about it.
sometimes I feel we care too much about what others think of us.


hear hear.......
We are like that onleeeeeeee....... :D :D :D
by ssmitra
28 Oct 2009 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://i36.tinypic.com/35mmcuh.jpg CAMP BUNDELA, India- (Oct. 15, 2009) – U.S. Army Sgt. John Gentry, team leader, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment “Strykehorse,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, discusses how the teams will run t...
by ssmitra
21 Oct 2009 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Abt the INSAS with a similar magazine, I would love to see that. I mean a functional one not a one rigged for a show. You might be mistaking it for the canvas spent cartridge holder used during training. thank you sir ,for the gyaan......having fondled an Insas, I can very well distinguish between ...
by ssmitra
20 Oct 2009 02:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Was reading 23red sept issue of jdw. tar21 had complaints from both IDF and Indian army. Both stopped using it for a while. IMI was sold to IWI and all problems were fixed. Tar 21 will become IDF main weapon. Micro tavor will be used for special forces of IDF. Tar21 was used extensivly during gaza ...
by ssmitra
19 Oct 2009 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

On the Marcos photograph jumping out of the raft. The Guy in the back is carrying a rifle with a canvas bag hanging from the bottom containing bullets. I saw such a gun in the hands of a Israeli soldier in a different photograph. What gun is that, is it MINIMI thats not a canvas bag...it look like ...
by ssmitra
14 Oct 2009 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

no no its the austerity measure....
by ssmitra
14 Oct 2009 03:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 476740

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

India Signs Up For JLTV
http://www.dodbuzz.com/2009/10/06/india ... -for-jltv/

sorry if this a repost.
by ssmitra
06 Oct 2009 12:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Dmurphy wrote:Hey look...all black INSAS! Much better than the orange coloured plastic looks *ducks for cover* :D

Image


ISn't this the ishapore FAL

yep that is the FN FAL

damn avinash beat me to it
by ssmitra
12 Sep 2009 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook
Replies: 167
Views: 24958

Re: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook

Hi Vishal : applied for BR forum on facebook
Name: Siddhartha Mitra
Please add me

Thanks for all the effort
by ssmitra
26 Aug 2009 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 308130

Kalinga

According to wikipedia, The Ashoka's battle of Kalinga has one of the highest casualties 110,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_lethal_battles_in_world_history These refer to battles in which armies met on a single field of battle and fought each other for anywhere from one to several days and do...
by ssmitra
20 Aug 2009 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 880606

Re: Indian Army Discussion

President’s elite guards guilty of student rape not the right forum I know but finally justice has been served, but it took 6 years for a simple rape conviction is ridiculous. Also were they really from the PBJs or are they from the other units which are present their for other duties.. This brings...
by ssmitra
22 Jul 2009 12:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Does anyone know what the stoppage of INSAS rifles is and if this kind of test has been done? Like This? http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=77704 The Army's Infantry School in Mhow tested 44 INSAS rifles of the Platoon Weapons Division, simulating an "intense operational sc...
by ssmitra
21 Jul 2009 23:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

The point is that Army had a decade to be pro-active in developing indigenous alternatives, even if required with Pvt sector but they will wait for a decade for green light for imports but never put their backbone into any development project. Does the army have an active "weapons development ...
by ssmitra
21 Jul 2009 22:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

The report of times of india shows continued obssession of Indian forces with foreign maal. INSAS is mid seventies design concept and now its production run is over. Instead of working with DRDO for better or new rifle the Brass is surreptiously trying to import the new rifle under nomenclature of ...
by ssmitra
21 Jul 2009 04:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Army, however, says the 40 specialised items earmarked for special forces are now being fast-tracked. These include weaponry like TAR-21 Tavor assault rifles and M4A1 carbines, ( :!: it's decided ?! ) all-terrain multi-utility vehicles and GPS navigation systems, modular acquisition devices and las...
by ssmitra
17 Jul 2009 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 73440

Re: Women in Combat

SSMitra I guess you are the authority on US Military and must have the close relationship with field commanders and must have been embedded with units. What I have seen up close and personal, my assessment is based on that. Purple heart is to boost morale its not like silver star, or medal of honor...
by ssmitra
15 Jul 2009 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 73440

Re: Women in Combat

Hi Baljeet you have been sadly misinformed. American women in combat do not get any more or less pregnant than their civilian counterparts. However if you follow the timeline of their integration into combat positions it was more out of necessity rather than a ques of gender equality. During the sta...
by ssmitra
30 Jun 2009 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Are you saying that report is wrong and they do not actually have those weapons? Could you please provide a source. Our SF does not only use AK and INSAS. Shameek and Rahul, understand one thing my rant is not at the personnel but at the equipment provided. It is also not about the quality of the A...
by ssmitra
29 Jun 2009 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Cobra is perhaps the best-equipped paramilitary unit in the country, set up with a grant of Rs 1300 crore from the central government. They have an enviable arsenal, almost matching a regular infantry unit light mortars, machine guns, rocket launchers, INSAS rifles, FN35 and Glock pistols, rapid-fi...
by ssmitra
04 Jun 2009 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Damn, can see three different sets of camo in one pic... When will we standardize across the entire mammoth IA if a single unit is using different camos? I know. I had even raised this doubt in the Newbie thread 3-4 months ago. Its surprising, that the camo pattern isn't standardised even now. Isn'...
by ssmitra
26 May 2009 19:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Along with the tavor tot was Offered for the Negev as well. (few hundred Negevs were bought for SF use).. However what i was told sometime back was that the Army is reluctant to change over from the Bren/Mag 7.62mm Capability to the 5.56mm capability. It will involve a paradigm shift in operational...
by ssmitra
19 May 2009 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/73080770.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=3449EC56B79F1D427174D226D977359C284831B75F48EF45 Can someone identify the assault rifle the soldier is holding? Looks like an AK with a shorty barrel - what version is that? Excellent observation Raja Babu, if that is a...
by ssmitra
18 May 2009 02:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872230

Re: Small Arms Thread

I think there is now a 7.62 minimi http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/fnherstal/ Also exactly what does the army like about the BREN. This is a serious question and not a sarcastic one. it is simply because the only other one offered to them is the INSAS LMG or was a SAW like we...
by ssmitra
14 May 2009 03:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 147992

Re: Indian Army Discussion

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=e6683cdc-5bc4-41c1-8979-58d87bd90a2f I thought this was the appropriate place for posting this. I am really sorry if this is the wrong forum or this is the wrong way to post it. What do you people think? Is the commando training really "...
by ssmitra
12 May 2009 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525176

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

an ex-marcos once told me that they don't bother to standardise on any one weapon, but train on all available. in the normal penetration role, they expect to pick up weapons along the way or make do with things they find as well as what they bring along Hi Lal Mohan, I have very limited knowledge i...
by ssmitra
14 Apr 2009 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 147992

Re: Indian Army Discussion

to Ray sir and all the gyani log here http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=652273#p652273 in most of the IA combat pics there seem to be very little or no Unit patches or insignia as compared to some of the western armies where even in combat fatigues the original unit, deputed unit as w...
by ssmitra
08 Apr 2009 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

M4 Colt 5.56 Carbine The Mumbai Police planners have chosen this assault weapon, which had been in service with militaries and special forces around the worldjust as it is being phased out. During the Vietnam War, the United States troops discovered the limitations of North Atlantic Treaty Organisa...
by ssmitra
08 Apr 2009 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Isn't that exactly the problem with all the para military units as well. BSF CRPF etc..., instead of increasing training and equipment they are just raising more and more battalions. BSF and CRPF are a slightly different case since they are essentially line units and will be to a certain extent man...
by ssmitra
07 Apr 2009 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722151

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

From reading MP's blog it seems that the Special Group was being honed along the lines of Delta or DEVGRU in the context of being able to take part in operations anywhere in the world. If what he says is true - all the training, coordination efforts with IAF, even local traffic police etc. detailed...

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