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by Rajput
24 Mar 2017 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754339

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar wrote:The oldest regiment of IA - 1 Para - traces its origin to Madras Presidency Army.


I thought 1Para was from 1st Punjab Regt? Founded in 1761.
by Rajput
30 Jan 2016 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2305
Views: 472626

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Recent news: https://theintercept.com/2016/01/28/israeli-drone-feeds-hacked-by-british-and-american-intelligence/

If the Brits and Americans have hacked the Herons (and other Israeli drones), it is likely that they have hacked the Indian versions of these too. Something to keep in mind.
by Rajput
17 Jan 2016 22:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

Faced with a coup d'état in 1998, when Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom asked for Indian assistance, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi wanted the NSG to be launched. I hate to break it to the good general, but Rajiv Gandhi was long gone by 1998. One of the things that bothers me about many Indian...
by Rajput
17 Jan 2016 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769365

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

KiranM wrote:From various photos I have seen, only MARCOS sport the gold combat divers badge. IA SF sport the silver colour.


IA SF also supports the gold badge. I've seen it in person.
by Rajput
12 Jan 2016 10:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:That struck me also. How did the "Beta khana kha lena" line or so get captured?


Apparently the number they called was known to Indian authorities, and all calls to that number were being taped.
by Rajput
11 Jan 2016 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

Why did they attack the worst possible target - an airbase that is sure to have armed guards? Given that they were carrying thermite (which burns slowly, but can burn through just about anything), I am convinced the target was Pathankot AFB. Thermite has basically no use other than to cut through m...
by Rajput
11 Jan 2016 07:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

I would like to remind people that the same NaMo who's appearing to be "weak" is the one who greenlit the raid into Burma to take out the separatists who attacked the AR convoy. Since Pakistan itself is complicit in this attack, obviously we can't send in helos to take out JeM or those oth...
by Rajput
09 Jan 2016 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

Everyday I wake up with a hope to see newspapers carrying news of the same. The same newspapers who are so biased against the Forces and Modi & Doval? Fat chance of that happening. And even if it does, these same newspapers will be chest-beating with "why did we do it??" Case in point...
by Rajput
09 Jan 2016 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

4. Base (in) security. Gujjar Muslims happily squatting on base periphery, entering it as they wish. BTW: it was Gujjar muslims who found the Kargil intruders and alerted the Indian authorities, allowing us to counterattack before they could really settle in. The sad part is: this (encroachment) is...
by Rajput
08 Jan 2016 11:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

Rajan..what would you have done if PM of india? Just curious A very simple question which needs a very large detailed answer. .... And ensure that each one of them has the character, integrity and attitude, not to push for the glory of their parent organisations, but to be a well oiled composite te...
by Rajput
08 Jan 2016 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

chetak wrote:absolutely nothing wrong with what General HS Panag has said. He could have been a bit more diplomatic about it but it is difficult to sugar coat the truth which is often bitter.


So you think the Garuds are poorly trained? Do you have any evidence to back it up? Does he?
by Rajput
08 Jan 2016 11:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 58397

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

With full due respect to the retired General, it was not very responsible of him to call DSC a rag tag force. If this is how a retired general describes his own ex-servicemen, betrays some attitude problems. Here's the problem: Gen. Panag was a part of the Army for such a long time; did he do anyth...
by Rajput
05 Jan 2016 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 63705

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Don't we use Perimeter Surveillance Radar? India is supposed to have 1400 of BEL Battle Field Surveillance Radar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEL_Battle_Field_Surveillance_Radar. And if you had continued reading that Wikipedia page, you would have read: A BFSR radar that offers foliage penetratio...
by Rajput
05 Jan 2016 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 63705

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

ManSingh wrote:My point being: There is only so much defence can do. Unless cost is imposed on actual perpetrators, no amount of shields/defences will guarantee absolute security.


Those who disagree can look up the "Maginot Line".
by Rajput
20 Jan 2015 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754339

Word of caution: telephone scam

Don't know where to post this, but felt that I had to, to warn other retired Army officers. My grandpa got a call a couple of days ago. The caller said that the Army had taken out insurance in his name (AGI scheme) when he was in service, and it was maturing; would he like to process the paperwork t...
by Rajput
22 Dec 2014 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769365

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

There is a difference between getting Commissioned into and Commanding a unit. The Op was conducted by 1 Para. He was even there with 1 Para during Bluestar and IPKF Yep, most often the officers end up commanding other units. If they're lucky they get to command another SF unit; otherwise, it's off...
by Rajput
03 Apr 2013 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 199764

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

It all flows from the dominant culture in a family or a particular caste/group or region. So, if you happen to be from Aggarwal caste, the chances are high that Army as a profession is not looked up to...having your business is the name of the game. Same is case of population from coastal states in...
by Rajput
22 Mar 2013 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 22461

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

ramana wrote:IN San Francisco, the japanese consulate officer was indicted for domestic violence which is a crime and no immunity/shimunnity was invoked


Actually, the Japanese consulate decided to waive immunity.
by Rajput
16 Mar 2013 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 22461

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

I'm just shaking my head, reading all the comments here. Please don't take it personally, but you all (at least, most of you) seem to be living in a parallel universe with no connection to reality. " India should do this " and " India should do that " and " We should do <bla...
by Rajput
13 Mar 2013 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 22461

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

Ajatshatru ji, what happened yesterday at Tihar was a major blunder. Specially so as far as this case goes. It happened early morning. . . . . Please tell me you're joking. No, really, I'm serious here: in no rational universe do I see these two linked. By your logic, from now on Europeans are free...
by Rajput
12 Mar 2013 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 22461

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

Why are you linking RS hanging with the italian marines? What moral high ground are you talking about? and who's? . . . . Italians: Oh and the undertrial in the most high profile case underway just hanged himself in a cell with 3 others..and you say your justice system is fair? Indians: But, but.. ...
by Rajput
12 Mar 2013 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 22461

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

This shows how little the rest of the world cares about India and Indians. "India Shining"?!? My ass! Even more funnily, none of the major newspapers are treating this latest development with any surprise. "Chalta hai", right? Who cares that 2 of your fellow citizens were murdere...
by Rajput
19 Apr 2011 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769365

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

I had the pleasure to meet His Highness a few times over the years (dad knew him well). It was amazing that he would remember small details of our last meeting, even though a couple of years would have passed each time. Many of the locals still consider him the Maharajah. Even though he had no offic...
by Rajput
04 Jan 2011 20:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 749410

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

"Under the lens" means nothing to these babus. A mosquito bite will be more painful than this "under the lens" crap. Everyone knows that MMS will do absolutely nothing to enforce the law and bring some sense to this administration. I am convinced that MMS is deliberately trying t...
by Rajput
20 Dec 2010 23:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 749410

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

"Poloff" = "Political Officer"
"Polcouns" = "Political Counsel"
by Rajput
02 Dec 2010 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Here's the original cable, if anyone's interested: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-emba ... nts/248971

Key take-away: It is more myth than reality.
by Rajput
08 Sep 2010 10:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: QuickClot Donation Project - Lessons Learned
Replies: 51
Views: 15059

Re: QuickClot Donation Project - Lessons Learned

Money can make people do strange things.... IANAL ("I am not a lawyer"), but: if people wired Bhavesh money across state lines (i.e., from states other than California), and the dollar amount is more than $5K, then the FBI can be brought in. FBI usually won't get involved with lesser amoun...
by Rajput
15 Aug 2010 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554677

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Even their own address is wrong, in the "contact us" page:

DIRECTOR, DESIDOC
MetCafe House,
Delhi-110054
:rotfl: :lol:
by Rajput
30 Jun 2010 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209718

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

Sachin wrote:For example the current DG Vikram Srivastava is an IPS officer. . . . .


Why hasn't he been fired yet? Where's the accountability??
by Rajput
28 May 2010 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

In this DRDO-IA tug-of-war, we're forgetting a major factor: foreign sales account for a significant chunk of revenue for political parties, politicians, bureaucrats, etc.
They get zilch when DRDO (or OFB) sells the IA something.
by Rajput
17 Apr 2010 11:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Korean War ?? I thought Korean War was over sometime in early 1950s ! Yeah, we're talking about 1962 here, only 9 years(*) after the Korean war. Chicoms had fought the US in Korea, and didn't have full diplomatic relations with US. The US was also starting to get involved militarily in Vietnam by 1...
by Rajput
16 Apr 2010 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Regarding 1962: I don't know how much has been said about the American involvement in the 1962 war, but one of the reasons why the Chicoms didn't push down further was the fear of full-scale American active involvement (instead of just the support they were providing). Wrong. The Americans were tie...
by Rajput
15 Apr 2010 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Continuing excerpts from the book "Leadership in the Indian Army - Biographies of Twelve Soldiers". The Nathu La incident - 1967 Many of us have heard of the same but I don't know how many know the details. Came across the same in biography of Lt.Gen.Sagat Singh - he was the GOC 17 Mounta...
by Rajput
07 Apr 2010 12:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 749410

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Shadows in the Cloud: An Investigation into Cyber Espionage 2.0 I can only shake my head and laugh at the "IT Superpower", which can't even protect its basic assets. All one has to do is sprinkle some USB flash drives (with viruses) around North and South Blocks, and presto! Immediate acc...
by Rajput
02 Apr 2010 22:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 494002

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The target seems to be 20' x 20' . But note the grid pattern on it.
You want a much larger area around the point you're shooting at, so you can see by how much you missed the target if you miss it.
by Rajput
01 Apr 2010 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 909480

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

..EDIT.. Have you ever been to a recruitment rally, especially in the North? There are 500 people lined up for each vacancy. And in the US, the military (except the Marines) are having to lower standards to get enough recruits. People with minor criminal offences who would have been rejected in the...
by Rajput
29 Mar 2010 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769365

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

hulaku wrote:Can anyone tell what is the insignia with a person with a winged horse body with a bow and arrow.


That's Shatrujeet, the insignia of the 50 Para Bde.
by Rajput
16 Feb 2010 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 176868

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Surya wrote:When he has a MVC - the unverified stories of generosity are unnecessary


What is more expensive: a landrover, or taking no salary from the government? Add up the years of service, and come to your own conclusion.
by Rajput
15 Feb 2010 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 176868

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Yes I have a problem with what you said - because this kind of sounds like glorifying an individual unnecessarily. Err you claim - you have to prove. But if you cannot no need to get worked up :mrgreen: "Unnecessarily" ? LOL. Listen, <EDITED> the Government of India glorified him plenty b...

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