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by rkhanna
03 Oct 2018 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ So SOD will be a amalgamation of 3 different Units into one cohesive force with its own aviation / logistics etc - Assuming to chase Strategic and NatSec Priority Missions. So its like a JSOC like structure answering directly to Cabinet Secretariate. If that is the case where does Special Group f...
by rkhanna
03 Oct 2018 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4229
Views: 684629

Re: Small Arms Thread

Where do they train and who trains them? AFAIK Ghatak - concept and actual on the ground reality is a big Khichdi and varies from Regiment to Regiment. On Average Ghatak Platoon Guys are the men in the battalion who scored highest marks at Belgaum (officers - mandatory) and Those who completed Belg...
by rkhanna
28 Aug 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 189
Views: 26838

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Fundamentally these are photo op exercises. Paks show off their M4s, we show off our tavors. Along with RajRif, ParaSF boys have gone as well. The entire Pak squad is SSG and it's variation. So a H&D exercise for Paks. Pakistan as a policy i think only sends their SSG (i remmeber reading it on ...
by rkhanna
28 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 189
Views: 26838

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

http://zeenews.india.com/india/sco-2018-iaf-s-il76-takes-off-with-army-personnel-in-joint-anti-insurgent-exercise-2136605.html As part of the Exercise Peace Mission of the armed forces, IL76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off with two squads of special forces of the Indian Army. The exercise ...
by rkhanna
23 Aug 2018 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Vostok 2018 : CHina to sent 1 Brigade (3200 troops + 30 Aviation Assets) to Russia for exercises

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/21/asia ... index.html
by rkhanna
23 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Well because of the Side Egress for Troops the Blackhawk does make for a better Urban Assault Helo than the Mi-17. However time for ramp based helo's is longer to discharge their cargo and thus more vulnerable to ground fire. And from what i remmember reading the Blackhawk has some of the best crash...
by rkhanna
21 Aug 2018 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

[possibly not for this thread but didnt know where else to post] Fantastic coup if true. They are Really pushing the envelop to develop their "Superpower Narrative" . "Strange how it keeps happening, how the greatest works of Chinese art keep getting brazenly stolen from museums aroun...
by rkhanna
18 Aug 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A CIA double agent and bad software led to China executing as many as 30 American intelligence assets https://thenewsrep.com/107248/a-cia-double-agent-and-bad-software-led-to-china-executing-as-many-as-30-american-intelligence-assets/ "The breach, it turns out, began with the covert digital pla...
by rkhanna
18 Aug 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4229
Views: 684629

Re: Small Arms Thread

This is not only about precision. Is the LMT gas or piston operated.. This is my personal view that IA being a trained force supposed to be more precise and we should give them the best tool available. Spraying bullet like a haji is not the job of a trained man and precision in the rifle is paramou...
by rkhanna
14 Aug 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299927

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

andy B wrote:Hot damn Kakarat many thanks for posting this! Tum jiyo hazzaro saat.

The turbo cat is back! Man I cant even recall how long ago was Swat Cats yeeeesshhhh! :rotfl: great memories of watching the boys swatting jets out of the skies.


Kats ;p
by rkhanna
08 Aug 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 340071

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

^ Is this the one where we lost 1 officer+ 3 soldiers? The latest report in parliament about operation all out tabled mentions 100 terrorists killed for loosing 43 of ours. Seems like a horrendous kill ratio of 2:1 compred to the earlier 5:1 or 6:1 Operation All Out: 100 terrorists, 43 security per...
by rkhanna
02 Aug 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 172282

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Can we compare them both? SSG69 and Dragunov? 7.62x 51 mm NATO https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_SSG_69#Users SVD 63 7.62x 54 mm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragunov_(SVD-63)_sniper_rifle Snipers are being trained for 8 WEEKS!!. lol. Dobt think equipment is going to make much of a differenc...
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3520
Views: 405680

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Thanks. Looks like the alledged Rot in the unit has precedence set by previous Commanders. Almost looks like a systemic change in ethos of the 3 CISU. This is more than a simple " Army is a reflection of the population argument" and "shitte happens in the fog of war argument".
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3520
Views: 405680

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ You can google it. Story is in Asian Age and Indian Express as well. Manipur HC has asked GOC 3 Corp to Produce the Col in Court. including his alledged Abductors a "Lieutenant Colonel Nanda and Major Rathod" https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/manipur/manipur-hc-directs-...
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3520
Views: 405680

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ This after what happened to Col Shekhawat. Sad :(

IMO the Army/Paramils need to take a look at the culture that has been built into COIN ops over the past 20-30 years and it now needs a course correction.
by rkhanna
25 Jul 2018 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 232229

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I read an incredible thing on Reddit.

During Trials the Arjun used to get "sabotaged" so often that DRDO had to eventually install a black box like device to moniter the Tanks. any credence to this?!!
by rkhanna
20 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 189
Views: 26838

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Indian team reaches Moscow for International Army Games - The Hindu An Indian Army team has reached Moscow to participate in the International Army games scheduled from July 28 to August 11. The Army games are organised annually by Russia and this year 28 competitions will be held in seven countrie...
by rkhanna
11 Jul 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Read his book on Sri Lanka. I can't believe nobody has bought the rights to turn them into movies yet . What's the name of the book khannaji? Any links would be much appreciated. Its called the Beckoning Isle. http://www.abhaysapru.com/books/ Stories told to me by my mother's late cousin of his tim...
by rkhanna
07 Jul 2018 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Here you go: http://blogs.rediff.com/kashmirdiary/2006/09/ Thanks. Much appreciated. IMHO this is the best account of CI Ops in Kashmir i have read , in addition to one of the books by Abhay Sapru https://www.amazon.in/Valley-Shadows-Abhay-Narayan-Sapru/dp/8183281842/ref=sr_1_2/259-6825422-5207764?...
by rkhanna
07 Jul 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For what its worth "China unveils laser “assault rifle” https://sofrep.com/105341/china-unveils-laser-assault-rifle-that-can-set-your-clothes-on-fire-from-800-meters/ "Technically speaking, the new ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle, designed and built by China’s Xian Institute of Optics and Pre...
by rkhanna
22 Jun 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

ks_sachin wrote:The point is that they will get to shoot when someone is shooting back. It is idiocy to think that NSG will use NSG tactics in the valley.



Then what was the point of spending time and money training them only to untrain them - making them less effective in their primary task of CT/HRT
by rkhanna
18 Jun 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007189874590400513 ---> A Para SF Operative from a RCL Team firing an Indian-produced Carl Gustav M3 Recoil-Less Rifle while another operative who is armed with Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle with MARS Red Dot Sight assists him. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df...
by rkhanna
15 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

nachiket wrote:^^This must be during the Blue Flag exercise in Israel. Interestingly, the IAF sent the Garuds in a C-130J for the exercise, but no fighter jets.


Crawl. Walk. Run. IAF observers monitored the exercise. Next time combat jets would participate
by rkhanna
21 May 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4229
Views: 684629

Re: Small Arms Thread

These state police forces have good tactical gear. But what about their level of training? NSG has taken the mentor role for all the police SWAT units in india. The annual police commando competition is now serious business where they go head to head against NSG and each other in various drills. ht...
by rkhanna
18 May 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 158929

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Post upgradation Tejas’ Mark-2 to become a medium weight fighter Aeronautical Development Agency, the design agency of the indigenous fighter aircraft programme, has finalised the systems and is looking to freeze the design of the medium weight fighter in a couple of months, a top scientist told ET...
by rkhanna
14 May 2018 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4229
Views: 684629

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^ SCAR H / FN-2000 and P90 already operational with the SPG and Special Group
by rkhanna
11 May 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China denies lasing American pilots in Djibout "he Pentagon claimed last Thursday that two U.S. pilots had been injured as a result of Chinese nationals shining military grade laser pointers into their eyes as they came in to land at the U.S. base in Djibouti. The injuries followed claims that ...
by rkhanna
10 May 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299927

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Assuming the PLA also understands the bottleneck of the strait what are its offense options?

Long Ranger Bombers to take out the AN Command? BM? SOF action against the Island?
by rkhanna
03 May 2018 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373172

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

As an advanced training aircraft, the Yak-130 is able to replicate the characteristics of several 4+ generation fighters as well as the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57. What charecteristics of the Su-57 is the Yak able to replicate? Think its only to do with the "Digital Cockpit" and Data/N...
by rkhanna
03 May 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2647
Views: 531663

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

But what will we do for the next 15 years without a stealth bird while our enemies operate them from 2020 onwards? Errr, to catch an invisible man, one doesnt field another invisible man. One improves detection technology. Elta 2084 operated by IAF 230 Signal Unit and other units that ACM Dhanoa re...
by rkhanna
25 Apr 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348550

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

The report says - IAF took nine months to prepare for GaganShakti-2018. Its like a War Like scenario Is this time justified or situation will differ when actual war scenario arise ? I think (like the Chinese pointed out) no other AirForce other than the USAF has done a mass mobilization like this s...
by rkhanna
17 Apr 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90233

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Previous one was "A similar incident that took play on May 31st, 2012" from the SOFREP article. The Comment refers to this being the second Engine Failure at Joint Base Elmendorf (does not mention Aircraft type) PS. The Marines have lost a significant number of Aircraft over the past year ...
by rkhanna
12 Apr 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473203

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Dont know if it has been posted here. China seems to be working on a Bomber Carried Ballistic Missile (Air to Ground) using the H-8 as a launch platform to target Carriers "China, however, may already be working on a way to offset any progress the Navy might be making. New images have surfaced ...
by rkhanna
10 Apr 2018 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 90325

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

For what its worth. if you in a mood to lol Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has discussed with Sputnik the issues of Moscow-Islamabad cooperation and the purchases of Russian hardware by Pakistan. Purchases of Su-35 Jets, Air Defense Systems and T-90 Tanks MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Khurram ...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 340071

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Local Kashmiris often surrender, especially if there is a political or IB guarantee of some back room deals. Plenty of Ikhwanis, SPOs and even Territorial Army personnel come from surrendered militants. It is a practical measure. Sirji - IMO you refer to a different time. Sadly alot fewer these day...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 212
Views: 35926

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

dont know if this has been posted before - (mods please move to appropriate thread if this is in the wrong place) Help rehabilitate a War Veteran and 1971 PoW https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helpawarhero SOME MEN DREAM OF BEING A HERO, OTHERS RELIVE IT IN THEIR NIGHTMARES.. Capt Vijendra Singh Gurung...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 340071

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Even our SOF in the mountains while laying an Ambush have to call out a warning for surrender before engaging. Such are the SOPs. Then what is the point of even employing SF. Isn't the basic premise of special operations based on Speed, Surprise and Violence of action. And by the way how many muj a...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 340071

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

I read this somewhere. It seems IA is forced to ask for surrender on loud speaker before it is allowed to use force. No wonder the whole neighborhood gets to know the moment any ops start and with mobile how long does it take to assemble as crowd. IA has its hands tied in multiple ways. Even our SO...
by rkhanna
01 Apr 2018 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Yes just googled it you are correct. Apologies memory with names has gotten fuzzy. But Indian SF were there with the NA prior to the invasion and played a key role in helping CIA and ODA teams link with with the broader NA and also give early Intel on the Taliban that helped prep the ground for the ...
by rkhanna
31 Mar 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627516

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Sorry. Misspoke his name was Shah masoud Nick named the tiger. He was the leader of the Northern Alliance and assassinated the day before 9/11 by an AQ operative disguised as a reporter India had a permanent cadre as advisors with the NA . Rolled back their presence once handed over to the Americans...

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