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by shek
19 Mar 2007 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Two cadets bag top honours at OTA passing out parade ( POP - SSC 83) Shyam Sundar Bisht, son of a soldier martyred during the Indian Peace Keeping Force's operation in Sri Lanka in 1988, received top honours at the passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy here on Saturday. He bagged both...
by shek
11 Mar 2007 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

A ‘gentleman cadet’ was killed in an accidental grenade blast at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, on Friday. The mishap occurred during a training session. According to IMA sources, the grenade went off accidentally, killing the cadet on the spot. He has been identified as VK Tiwari. A Non...
by shek
06 Feb 2007 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 40961

JE Menon wrote:Heard that next air force chief will be Fali H. Major. Is this mentioned somewhere on BR? Haven't seen it.


heptr pilot. First ever to become chief. thats good news.
by shek
25 Jan 2007 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 423
Views: 123947

Lt N Parthiban is being awarded the KC tomorrow (26 Jan '07). He was an officer and a gentleman. EX OTA, SSC 81 of PHILLORA COY. My immediate senior in the academy.
God Speed sir,
Ben.
by shek
25 Jan 2007 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

ya amit, ure right. in fact a month back or so one girl posted a topic with the subject "A lot is going wrong at the OTA" or something to that effect. after i went thru it i found out that she was in the academ and basically couldn keep up so she withdrew and now writes crap about tht plac...
by shek
22 Jan 2007 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

excellent amya. all da best. as of now i'm on chutti...will be goin bak to unit soon. i visited OTA for a day a week back..the Academy rocks!..awesome mess and even better accdm, but the Academy is 'cold' now...followin the recent suicide and run away case...
by shek
10 Nov 2006 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

sad news guys, a 1st termer did himself in few days back at the OTA. was from Phillora 84.
by shek
19 Sep 2006 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

anyone going for 84 course..plz get in touch am reporting on 9oct. Rajat all da best for 84!! It's gonna be tough, but it doesnt get better wen u do it with ur coursemates... enjoy the academy partner, its THE BEST!! AS of now u guys will be shifting to the new cadets accdn and without a doubt its ...
by shek
17 Sep 2006 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

POP!!!

Hey guys!! it's official... i'm a Lieutenant!!! Praise God!! It was an awesome POP. The weather was excellent, the drill was immaculate n the pipping...the best!! I'll put up the pics soon as i get back to B'lore! Anyways, the euphoria is gonna last for sometime now! , that aside, it was again very ...
by shek
06 Sep 2006 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Jagan wrote:shek,

dont forget to post photos of the ceremony once you are done.

congratulations in advance!


Sure will Jagan, thanks for the wishes AS Puar and Surya!
Another9 days more!!\-ben
by shek
23 Aug 2006 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

OTA STORY!!

Hey fellow BRF ites!! 'sup?? Finally the time has come...just another 23 odd days more to become commissioned officers in the Indian Army!! 16th Sept is D-Day!! Some Academy news round up: POP pracs have started in full swing aqnd "mela-period" for the jangoos is jus round the corner... 21...
by shek
25 Jun 2006 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

hey BR Fly...

hey BR family...jus wanted to post in n say all is well at the OTA. Self and Pradeep_Jr (Pradeep Jayraman-Naushera/83) another BRwala...doing well.
Hope u guys saw the NDTV interview of a couple of LCs.
Chow
ben
by shek
31 Mar 2006 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hi shek.......long time......sorry....should be addressing you as Sir!!!!.......since I will be reporting to the OTA on 06 Apr for my SSC(T)-26 Course.......Hope to see you there....... Another friend of mine is at the OTA now..... GC Bhaskar Paranjpe....same course as yours.....and a Friend of min...
by shek
19 Mar 2006 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

hey BR! i'm in B'lore for term break!! finally i've finished with 1st term and all set for senior term at the OTA!! i've been appointed as Bn Under Officer Ranjit Singh Bn...lookin fwd to the challenges ahead! The POP was great... got senti too bidding adieu to SSC 81... what was nice to see was tha...
by shek
06 Oct 2005 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hey guys, i finally leave to fulfil me dreams! i guess this is going to be the last post of mine for a long time as i leave for the prestigious OTA on 8th. God Speed,
Ben.
by shek
02 Sep 2005 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Wow! It feels real good to be back after taking a loooong sabbatical from the forum! Actually it wasn't intentional, i jus CAN'T seem to access BR on my comp!! Keeps sayin "page cannot be displayed", so am posting from friends place now... Mekala sir u said it!! OTA rocks anyday!! My joining is in O...
by shek
21 Jul 2005 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hey, just some latest info...a new Company has been raised (re-raised??) in the IMA called "DOGRAI" under Thimayya Battalion. "DOGRAI" is the Battle Honour of 3 JAT during '65 ('75??) Ops.
by shek
09 Jul 2005 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Re: NDA

Shek/Dhruv, Best of luck. BTW, ASC is a Service and Arty is an Arm, nevertheless there is no disparity as for as valour goes. This was just to tell you about the terminology. Another thing, there were no taker for Arty sometime back, now the things may have changed. Keep your cool, just impress you...
by shek
09 Jul 2005 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 55780

Guys!, this one is just a rumour as of now, but it seems to be certainly on its way...the army rather the 'Tiger' has planned to change the regular OG uniform. The new one will have the shirt and pant in different shades of green. In fact the shirt will be the real Olive Green colour and the pant wo...
by shek
09 Jul 2005 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 55780

We do understand the difference between a campaign ribbon and a medal and you should perhaps understand what a campaign is. Instead ...Op Parakram ... was just a deployment which carried on and on and on.. Reflect a moment - one of the 'seniormost ' ribbons is the Naga Hills one, which one gets for...
by shek
09 Jul 2005 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

GOC-in-C ARTRAC Visit TO Officer's Training Academy, Chennai

Lt Gen visits OTA NT Bureau Chennai, July 8: The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Army Training Command, ARTRAC, Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor, visited the Officers Training Academy yesterday for inspection. During the visit, he inspected the ongoing infrastructural developments like the new KLP and ca...
by shek
03 Jul 2005 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

hi dhruv......all the best to you.....hope u dont break ur leg in the 1st month and get admitted.....hehehe......just kidding.....do well and enjoy urself.....tell me shek....when do u have to join? Hey pradeep, my course starts 1st week Oct and joining Instructions come by mid Sept. wats up with u?
by shek
24 Jun 2005 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Dhruv "flyboy" Shukla, All the very best n God Speed. Remember what i told you about the 1st 3 terms n stuff. Stick to it! You @$$, you better keep in touch. esp when i'm in OTA, i don care if we get time or not...you better, alright??...and i will too.
Make me a proud Jhatka you Nanga!!
God Speed.
by shek
19 Jun 2005 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Rishi, i've mailed you. Dhruv, sorry had to cut the chat that day. Other offrs were waiting to use the net. Catch u soemtime soon prob.
by shek
06 Jun 2005 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hey Pradeep and all u guys there for your wishes.
Dhruv, i've mailed u back,. chek mail and reply to new add given.
had an awesome time in kalimpong. met several offrs from diff entries and took valuable info.
by shek
31 May 2005 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hey Guys!! Me cleared SSB!!! All Thanks to my Heavenly Father up above!! Anyways, now i'm enjoyin few days of freedom left, with my bro in 17 Jat in Kalimpong. Am not worryin about merit coz there aint nothin in the world to beat NCC 'C' Cert!!!;) SSB was great, made some awesome friends. Jagan u're...
by shek
15 May 2005 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hi guys, I also gave my SSB for 114 NDA course this January. My centre was 2 AFSB Mysore. Those 6 days were probably the best time I have had. I was able to clear the SSB and also medicals. The best part was the new PABT machine that have been installed at AFSB. As of now they were on experimental ...
by shek
12 May 2005 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

Hey ppl, i'm leavin for SSB. Reporting on 16th. I'll come back and give a detailed de-brief. Esp for those going in the Absentee batch.
Take Care n God Speed.
by shek
10 May 2005 20:19
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

>>he he he, u shud have said hi!, btw, what did i say wrong?? Sorry I don't exactly recollect what was wrong. And at that time I thought you were some very young guy from the IA :-) what with your short cropped hair etc. Thanks! thats a compliment. The cut was coz its reqd in the NCC and i like it!...
by shek
09 May 2005 19:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

He, heh! The moment you said that you were giving gyan to a friend, I just knew it! The earnest young guy in yellow was also giving gyan, which I shamelessly listened in to, until said kid said something incorrect :-) I had just got off the BMP and was on my way towards the AAC Dhruv. he he he, u s...
by shek
09 May 2005 13:57
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

merlin wrote:Thanks A Sharma for posting that link, yep that's the 6 shot grenade launcher. It has a beautiful finish and isn't heavy at all.

Shek, you must have been the guy in the yellow T-shirt who clambered up the BMP-2 along with another guy. Right?


hey! that was me!, how did u know??
where were u?
by shek
08 May 2005 21:43
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

The interesting part of all the suggestions to have simulated stormings etc., is the fact that the ARmy used to do this way back in the 70s . WE used to have itin BRaborne stadium , with Infantry charges , smoke etc. I think they called it Military tattoo or something. Yup...its called "Military Ta...
by shek
08 May 2005 20:30
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

First off, sorry shek, I couldn't contact you. I did visit the NCC stall around 2.00 pm and it was nice. I enjoyed the last day of KYA, although I reached there about 12.00 and today was a very hot day indeed, which really sapped my energy. Soon as I reached there I was pissed off to note that I ha...
by shek
08 May 2005 20:02
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

I am sure the Army will "learn" like the IAF did. In Avia India 1993 - it was all paranoia. In the fisrt Aero india (was it 1995?) it was all love and people had picnics under the parked fighters. Then things changed. Sorry to make a prediction like this but some fool will one day pick up a Draguno...
by shek
08 May 2005 19:21
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

I attended all three days of "KYA". To be honest, though the public loved it, it could have been arranged better by the Sub-Area. I agree with all of you regarding allowing people to actually hold the small arms, check out the AD Guns and Tanks and BMPs. Thats what the public loves, not to forget, t...
by shek
08 May 2005 19:10
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

67 AR insignia; Below is a picture of Army Day celebrations in Bangalore that Shiv had posted sometime back. Is the gun from the "333" Missile Group? http://img47.echo.cx/img47/465/armyday03bangalore48sg.th.jpg No No.. that the 333 AD Arty junta. Now based in Bombay. (Their MT Shaktimans act as sch...
by shek
08 May 2005 19:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: "Know Your Army" @ Bangalore
Replies: 46
Views: 23640

Anyhow.. what the devil is the Army Institute of Fashion Technology?? The Army has in the recent times, opened a very large number of educational institutions - in every field. These are open to the public, with perhaps a quota for defence wards and personnel. An example would be the new army medic...
by shek
05 May 2005 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 261
Views: 78415

"Know Your Army" has now moved on to Bangalore. The exhibition starts from tomorrow; Friday,
6th May to Sunday, 8th May. The timings are from 1000Hrs to 1830Hrs. Hope it's good. The exhibition is at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, opposite the RSI and adjacent to MG Rd, the heart of the city.
by shek
04 May 2005 13:42
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 47114

Tiger Niazi died in Lahore, Pakistan - in early 2004 - at the age of 89, due to diabetic complications. I would assume after the '71 war, he took up a post (GOC, Command, etc) in West Pakistan. He didn't. He was already GOC-in-C Eastern Command when he surrendered. He went back to Pakistan with the...
by shek
03 May 2005 18:43
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 47114

Katare wrote:May his soul rest in peace, RIP, Sir

What does RIP mean?


R I P : REST IN PEACE

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