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by parshu
13 Oct 2007 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 79107

Iranian-Aryan Tribes

Interesting pictures on the FATA website. Some of the locals look like Punjabis, others can pass for Europeans. Pathans are not part of our Hindustani composite culture which the Punjabi Paks and Sindhis are. They have more in common with Iranians and Central Asians. Certainly if the time comes back...
by parshu
13 Oct 2007 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 79107

South India

Anga kuda ade varthai use panarangalla?
by parshu
13 Oct 2007 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 79107

Dera

Dera means "home" or "Place where you set up" or "Encampment" in Bihar you say colloquially "Dera ja rahe hain" instead of "Ghar ja raha hoon" when you are going home. You sound like a South Indian enx.
by parshu
16 Sep 2007 13:04
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Taking the liberty to answer

SBajwa, What was the ethnic make up of the Mughal troops garrisoning Punjab at the end of Mughal Era? Punjabi Muslims were not generally recruited into the Mughal Army (IIRC to maintain the balance between the Pathan and Rajput factions). So when these jihad calls went out, who answered? Pathan Set...
by parshu
07 Sep 2007 16:52
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Age of three empires

The pratihars hated the rashtrakutas and accordingly, the Rashtrakutas encouraged the Arabs, their Western enemies. An Arab writer describes the Rashtrakuta king as one of the Four Great Monarchs of the world, the other three being the Caliph at bagdad, the Eastern Roman Emperor of Byzantium and the...
by parshu
06 Sep 2007 08:36
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Muslim castes

There were not three but four Muslim "upper castes" among the Ashrafi and they were all of foregin descent with large influx of Hindu blood after three-four generations. The Sayyeds - these were the descendants of the prophet Mohmed, (PBUH)of the tribe of Quraish. Typicallly they will have...
by parshu
18 Aug 2007 15:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Today's Gokhars

[ quote] HOW GHURI DIED: In 1206, Ghuri was camping on the banks of the Jhelum river. In the night, about 20 Hindu tribals of Punjab called Gakhars raided his tent. Ghuri was stabbed 22 times in his sleep to avenge the atrocities he had committed on their tribe. On hearing the news of the assassinat...
by parshu
18 Aug 2007 15:29
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Mughlai khichdi

In fact, the legitimacy of then Mughal Emperor was so overwhelming, even when all the territory around Delhi was controlled by mahratta Cheiftans, they still recognized him as overlord. In an interesting connect with our age, it was an ulema-man Shah Wali Ullah, who blamed the fall of the Mughals no...
by parshu
18 Aug 2007 15:02
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

Why the mughal Empire unravelled

I have been thinking about the loss of Kandahar Fort by Shah Jehan. I think this is the seminal event which separated Afghanistan from India. Throughout history the frontiers of civilizational India were at the borders of Afghanistan. With this loss, Afghanistan spun out of Indic mileu. In a way th...
by parshu
14 Aug 2007 17:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Dispersion factors

The same weapon SLR L1AI, ishapore on an army firing range produced a 2 cm grouping and a 25 cm grouping on a man-size target at 100m. The difference in dispersion? My Army uncle a good shot fired the first time and optically challenged me fired the seond time. :-)
by parshu
14 Aug 2007 10:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

chand bardai

not claiming historical accuracy for Prithviraj raso, only the zafranis do that. But it is a fascinating read none the less.
by parshu
14 Aug 2007 10:45
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

A thought just crossed my mind....the Indo-israeli collaboration in defence is eerily similar to the collaboration between the Vijayanagar empire and the Portugese. The Vijayanagar empire depended upon the Portugese for horses, damascus steel and other equipment. But the portugese decline on the hi...
by parshu
13 Aug 2007 21:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 135530

I am always on the lookout for Indian medieval weaponry/tactics books. ParGha (or anyone), can you suggest some titles/authors that caught your eye? Particularly Indian archery and tactics. [/quote] You will enjoy E Jaiwant Paul's Indian arms and armour. Char baans, chaubis gaz, ungal asht pramaan,...
by parshu
13 Aug 2007 16:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Re: Uses of IOF shotgun by the IA

I have some questions about the IOF 12 bore shotgun, is it currently being used as a combat shotgun, like the American (well, Italian) M1014 Combat Shotgun, in the Indian army or is it only being used by police and civilians? I have no idea about the IOF 12 never seen any in hands of a service pers...
by parshu
13 Aug 2007 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Uses of IOF shotgun by the IA

I have some questions about the IOF 12 bore shotgun, is it currently being used as a combat shotgun, like the American (well, Italian) M1014 Combat Shotgun, in the Indian army or is it only being used by police and civilians?[/quote]QUOTE Very useful when the CO- Sahib feels like having some partrid...
by parshu
13 Aug 2007 07:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Gun banter

I would not indulge into semantics ,having said that even the H&K has opted for gas operated and rotary bolt mechanism for G-36 and MG-43 (close resemblance to minimi).[/quote] QUOTE FM NEGI NEGI, my bro, Not "indulging" in "Semantics" - when I said that the G3 was the German...
by parshu
12 Aug 2007 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 975
Views: 238816

[quote="tsarkar"]Jais – “The radar also can determine type and class of targetâ€
by parshu
10 Aug 2007 20:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

User experiences

BTW, Kartman, your experience with the Kalashnikov was really interesting and vivid. I can just hear the bolt clanging on the stamped-out receiver. Thanks for sharing. I have "cradled" an IPS officer buddy's Glock in my hand but have of course never loosed off a round. A pal fm the Gurkhas...
by parshu
10 Aug 2007 20:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Designerware

Still :roll: And, btw, the AKM is not the "assault rifle version" of the AK-47... You are right, it is the more modernized and lighter version of the AK-47 assault rifle. My error of articulation. Thank you for the clarification. No probs :) Just that it's best if one is 400% sure onlee b...
by parshu
09 Aug 2007 20:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Kitchen kalshnikovs

Was told on a youtube forum by a proud Pathan that a countrymade AK-47 is available in the village markets of the Khyber agency for 12k Pak rupees.
by parshu
09 Aug 2007 20:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

INSAS features and design

Still :roll: And, btw, the AKM is not the "assault rifle version" of the AK-47... You are right, it is the more modernized and lighter version of the AK-47 assault rifle. My error of articulation. Thank you for the clarification. As regards my half-breed pedigree comment, our ordinance de...
by parshu
09 Aug 2007 20:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

Firing guns

I must share with you the one of my highlights of my schooldays, blowing up a lot of ammo on the firing ranges at the tax payer's expense thanx to Area Commander chacha. The 9mm Browing was hopelessly inaccurate, The Sterling was incredibly easy to use, just a steel tube with a banana clip, the SLR ...
by parshu
09 Aug 2007 20:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

AKM and AK-47 Same gun, same ammo, 7.62 x 39, AKM is assault rifle version, more compact Eh, what :shock: The INSAS is the half-breed child of the SLR and the AK-47. :-) :roll: The INSAS rifle is broadly based on the Kalashnikov AK-47 action, but with many modifications. The basic gas-operated acti...
by parshu
09 Aug 2007 14:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 109404

My question was more along the lines of is "L4:Bren = AKM:AK-47" ? As opposed to "Sterling:Sten = FAL:AK-47", if that makes any sense :P L4 and Bren, same gun diff ammo, 7.62 mm NATO, .303 inch WW2 AKM and AK-47 Same gun, same ammo, 7.62 x 39, AKM is assault rifle version, more ...
by parshu
06 Aug 2007 17:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121408

Why dont we put some ideas here as to how you can negate the pakis new found capabilities ? Kit Sahib Pakistani had the very best many times before, they can have it again as far as land forces are concerned. There is nothing more satisfying than having a head of a paki on stick. BTW...I believe in...
by parshu
31 Jul 2007 10:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Re: Typhoon vs Rambha

basically its difficult to classify one fighter against the other in short excercises. The envelope is so big that for a realistic analysis, both aircraft would have to fly 300 or maybe more sorties together for any sort of real evaluation. Well do you think when jets are being evaluated for purcha...
by parshu
30 Jul 2007 16:32
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Typhoon vs Rambha

Contacted a very, repeat very, Senior Officer yesterday. He said the only info he could share is what has been reported in the papers and the rest is all highly classified. He also said that the newspapers had got it all quite wrong though - basically its difficult to classify one fighter against th...
by parshu
30 Jul 2007 13:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Rambha

BTW why do all of you refer to the Su30 as Rambha? As my understanding goes, dont see any connection with Indra's apsara. Its neither an official name nor do the men use it. I was delighted to find that name on this forum. Whoever thought it up, it is a delightful name evocative of the thrust-vecto...
by parshu
29 Jul 2007 12:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

TV Nozzles and our boys

Though I admire the Russian engineering genius that has produced these beauties that the US and Europeans have been forced to copy/reinvent, , does anybody have any info on how the IAF's experince with the Thrust Vector nozzles of the Rambha's Lyulka's has been? have they been reliable?Have we devel...
by parshu
28 Jul 2007 21:37
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Convergent divergent exhaust nozzles. w/o afterburner they converge to maximize thrust. With afterburner they diverge. Usually convergent nozzles indicate subsonic flight and divergent supersonic flight. They are controlled by the FADEC unit that is linked to the flight computer. Wanted to know som...
by parshu
28 Jul 2007 21:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

For subsonic flows, you want a convergent nozzle to accelerate the flow, whereas for supersonic flows you want a divergent one. To accelerate a subsonic flow to supersonic, you use a convergent geometry to accelerate upto mach 1 (at the throat) after which you use a divergent geometry to accelerate ...
by parshu
28 Jul 2007 11:21
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Re: Rambha Ho!

What a beautiful clip. Love the way the Rambha contracts her exhausts before the t/o run. Guess the smallest aperture maximizes newton's 3rd law. Not contract - they expand when the afterburners kick in. Right of course they should, perhaps that was the initial part of the movement only, thanks for...
by parshu
27 Jul 2007 08:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Rambha Ho!

What a beautiful clip. Love the way the Rambha contracts her exhausts before the t/o run. Guess the smallest aperture maximizes newton's 3rd law. [quote="JaiS"] Video Got this off a different forum. A video DVD of MKIs and Ex. Indradhanush are available. The DVD will be 50 min. long and wi...
by parshu
20 Jul 2007 20:50
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Purleez tell me what happened to the EFTvs MKI duels, particularly the BVR ones. I heard the French won 60-40 of the engagements in Garuda against the Su-30k. This EFT is the next gen from the M2K - RDY the AdlA flew. On the other hand, we were flying MKIs, not Ks. So please someone, let me know. p...
by parshu
20 Jul 2007 20:50
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Purleez tell me what happened to the EFTvs MKI duels, particularly the BVR ones. I heard the French won 60-40 of the engagements in Garuda against the Su-30k. This EFT is the next gen from the M2K - RDY the AdlA flew. On the other hand, we were flying MKIs, not Ks. So please someone, let me know. p...
by parshu
19 Jul 2007 17:51
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 126450

Purleez tell me what happened to the EFTvs MKI duels, particularly the BVR ones. I heard the French won 60-40 of the engagements in Garuda against the Su-30k. This EFT is the next gen from the M2K - RDY the AdlA flew. On the other hand, we were flying MKIs, not Ks. So please someone, let me know.
by parshu
09 Feb 2007 18:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116020

Hello Parshu Shankar's writing of last three years are being edited for the English as you mentioned. Just hold on for a little bit longer. Things will be a bit more orderly. Thanks Hari Sud Toronto Good to know that Shankar's excellent content will get the form it deserves. Pl sign me up when your...
by parshu
09 Feb 2007 18:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116020

Hello Parshu Shankar's writing of last three years are being edited for the English as you mentioned. Just hold on for a little bit longer. Things will be a bit more orderly. Thanks Hari Sud Toronto Good to know that Shankar's excellent content will get the form it deserves. Pl sign me up when your...
by parshu
09 Feb 2007 17:52
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116020

Shankar's typos

Dear Krishnan My post was about poor writing skills, not about typos, please credit me with the ability to distinguish between the two. Speed is no excuse for ungrammatical English. I volunteer to correct ( the English ) and proof-read ( the typos) of any article that Shankar fans want to mail me at...
by parshu
09 Feb 2007 17:19
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 116020

Upgrading Writing Skill

[quote="Shankar"] KULLI MUSA VILLAGE –PAKISTAN AFGANISTAN BORDER For the last 48 hrs they have been lying on a perched mountain top ,keeping watch on an half depleted mud rock building supposed to be the head quarters where the regional Taliban military commander was supposed to get his ...

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