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by rohitvats
13 Nov 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 67987

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

As one reads more about 1965, one thing becomes clear: - the decision to attack into Pakistan in the Lahore sector (even before the Sialkot Sector on 8th September), had a much wide ranging implication than simply taking the pressure off the Chhamb sector. - It most probably prevented the proverbial...
by rohitvats
13 Nov 2019 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 67987

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

One nugget in OWR is 75% of Indian casualties were due to shell fragments! This is in Notes section of Chapter 12. I had seen this somewhere else. The finest artillery to emerge from WW2 was the US Army. And Pakistan Army's artillery regiment was trained to very high standards by US Army. They abso...
by rohitvats
04 Nov 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124864

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

One of the most critical requirements specified by the end-user is that the gun, as well as the missile, should be able to engage aerial targets both with and without the fire control radar. Is that feasible? This is where the electro-optical channel(s) come into play. While both Russian and South ...
by rohitvats
31 Oct 2019 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798790

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

On the Marut manufacturing - When Dr Kurt Tank came to India, he brought with him his core team, most of whom stayed with him. Guess which guys did not stay? The one who's expertise was in production!
by rohitvats
30 Oct 2019 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421973

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ya All*h! Look at the Lt. Gen.! Stands head and shoulders above the TFTA oiropeans, and what a nice friendly sdre face. You want to be coming over the Yellow Sea and see THAT? :eek: <SNIP> That Lt General is 15 Corps Commander and goes by the name of Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon or more famously as 'T...
by rohitvats
24 Oct 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124864

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:<SNIP>BTW with 45th K-9 delivery that is 1 regiment plus 9 for next regiment.


2 x Regiments (18 guns each) and 09 for the next one.
by rohitvats
23 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18887

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

You're misreading SJha's tweet. From what I remember, he mentioned that it won't be long before we start looking at 6.8mm and not that we're already looking at it.
by rohitvats
23 Oct 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124864

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Each Division in Indian Army has an organic Artillery Brigade which used to have a break-up like this: 1 x Medium Regiments (130/155) 3 x Field Regiments (105mm) 1 x Light Regiment (120mm Mortar) But in due course of time, most Field Regiments became Medium Regiment when we bought 130mm M-46 guns at...
by rohitvats
21 Oct 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715298

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^NSG hub was not set-up in Bangalore because a Para (SF) battalion was located in the city. As for location, its not co-located with PRTC. The Military Farm, located adjacent and north of Hebbal lake, was closed down (as part of overall closing down of Military Farms establishment) and this became...
by rohitvats
21 Oct 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572077

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Read some claims that Pinaka has been used. Won't be surprised if it has been actually used.
by rohitvats
18 Oct 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 67987

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

VSunder, Sir - I had not seen your post before I posted mine. Later I read through your post and realized the mistake! Coming to the equations themselves, to put it mildly, I'm mathematically challenged to fully comprehend and use these equations. Even though, I really want to. For sometime now, I'v...
by rohitvats
16 Oct 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 67987

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

vsunder, Since your a math guru, my plan is to read up Dupuy's book linked above and apply his force ratios and wisdom to the Punjab campaign and see what turns up. Please read that pdf if you can by month end. Thanks. ramana, have you see this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_concentration
by rohitvats
16 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628609

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Doctor sahab is ex - Special Group!
by rohitvats
14 Oct 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 67987

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Vsunder Sir, thank you for excellent posts. Regards.
by rohitvats
09 Oct 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798790

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^As per reliable Twitter accounts, these are non-upgraded Mirage-2000.
by rohitvats
09 Oct 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 526228

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Aditya_V wrote:That sounds reasonable., and that is one area where IAF has few Airbases while PAF has many.


On the contrary, that is one sector where IAF has bases while Pakistan Air Force has none! Except for the airfield in Skardu.
by rohitvats
08 Oct 2019 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259408

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Al Khalid IMO is a T-72 with a larger turret and lesser protection than the T-90. I think they've done a decent job of having hunter-killer sight and a basic integrated battlefield system (Rehbar). Plus, it has high HP-to-weight ratio which gives it good acceleration. For some reason, Pakistanis pl...
by rohitvats
08 Oct 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259408

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Quick thoughts on state of Pakistan Army (PA) Armored Corps basis a recent report - https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/09/19/government-report-reveals-pakistans-progress-on-military-acquisitions-amid-financial-woes/#.XZhNNgwo08U.twitter (1) PA Armored Corps is not exactly in top sh...
by rohitvats
28 Sep 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628609

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This 10 day reserve is actually 10 days (intense war) reserve. I don't remember the exact ratio but I remember reading that 10(I) days is equal to some 30 days of prolonged fighting. Earlier, we had just one number - 30 (I) days or something. But when IA went about re-filling the empty ammo dumps, i...
by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 508384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unless it was a false flag operation, we should study the cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabian refinery/oil well to see what lessons can be derived for us. May be, a time bound a new thread to compile the information and analysis?
by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 189
Views: 50084

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We seem to have a mixed independent armored brigade - 1 x T-90 and 2 x T-72 CIA.
by rohitvats
18 Sep 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 508384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:
rohitvats wrote:Karan M - You've PM.


Thanks, will check and revert. Hope your old email is still active.


Yes, its active.
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421973

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

(1) Battle of Badgam - Where a patrol party under Major Somnath Sharma, took on a force 10 times its size, and inflicted such heavy casualties on them that the Pathans thought they're up against a much larger force and broke their attack, was the first major battle. And it saved the Badgam/Srinagar ...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421973

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The bit about sacking of Brigadier Sen - Brigadier Sen wanted to engineer a head-on confrontation between own forces and Tribal hordes. Tribal were too great in number and adept at working in small numbers, where they would bypass the larger fixed defenses and appear in the rear areas. He was sure t...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421973

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In his book, Slender was the thread, Lt Gen 'Bogey' Sen hints that there was a larger game at play when it came to Indian Army taking back POK. He mentions that whenever Indian field commanders asked for troops or resources for launching operations in East to West direction, thereby going deeper int...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18887

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The guns by Indian company is a clear example that if allowed, the private sector can move very fast, and provide the required solution. This is what allowed a pretty nobody like UAE to come-up with Caracal company, field a weapon for Indian trials and even win the competition! First, I don't take t...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2810
Views: 463519

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Thank you for the good word. In fact, if you look at the entire list of IAF on similar lines (old--->new aircraft), you'll realize how the space for light fighters has shrunk within IAF. Most Su-30MKI squadrons are old Mig-21 squadrons. So, Tejas replacement for Mig-21 argument is long gone! Tejas s...
by rohitvats
13 Sep 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2810
Views: 463519

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Chief is so naughty and partial !! :wink: :wink: Bringing his fav Mig-21s squadron back into life. Come on what about some of the 23 or 27 squadrons. LOL Except 02 Mig-27UPG squadrons, all converted to other types! Consider these (from what I remember) - (1) 223 Squadron (Warlords): Mig23MF --> Mig...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586292

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I've two official books covering the history of PAF. One covers a period between 1988-1998 and other from 1999-2013. Apart from the information about the PAF, it gives you an insight into the workings of PAF and their position vis-a-vis civilian government. The JF-17 program was started because they...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586292

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

History will not be kind to Indian Armed forces and their ad hoc, corrupt procurement practices. The list is building up - Marut, Arjun, Netra. Hopefully LCA can be successful to reverse the opinion of domestic built weaponry. IAF should have ordered 15-20 of these beauties - but then they wanted t...
by rohitvats
08 Sep 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 508384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up. Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier. This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orde...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732906

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCH will have thousands of its missiles in the warehouse Can you point me to some sources showing what purchases we have made or have planned to make for these missiles? What numbers have been purchased or earmarked for purchase? Which model of missile has been selected? We have exact numbers for t...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4075
Views: 800979

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

With respect to the Chinese incursions in one of the Fish Tail areas (there are two deep U shaped kinks in India-China boundary in northern most part of AP, towards top right) actually means nothing. That area is very highly forested and the boundary runs along water-shed. Locals still cross into ot...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 508384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Possible replacement for OSA-AKM. It is listed as SA-6 replacement as well in some news briefs along with OSA. The two SA-6 Missile Groups in Indian Army were with 1 and 2 Strike Corps, respectively. Simply because these two Corps hold most of the armor & other prime assets and they were given ...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628609

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Thank you for the suggestion. Will act upon it.
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493306

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4490
Views: 508630

Re: Internal Security Watch

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421973

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started appear...

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