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by Riza Zaman
03 May 2005 12:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 53441

My salute to a great hero, RIP Sir
by Riza Zaman
29 Dec 2003 20:53
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 12693

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

Originally posted by Vivek A: Originally posted by Riza Zaman: [b] HAWS gutted in fire Posting here after a long long time :) How's everyone? 5 people died holding their breath for you to post the BR washington meet photos.. Welcome back..How've have you been?[/b] I've been good, life caught up wit...
by Riza Zaman
28 Dec 2003 21:33
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 12693

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

HAWS gutted in fire

Posting here after a long long time :) How's everyone?
by Riza Zaman
21 Oct 2002 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64906

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Another thing that just struck me is the insignia on the sleeve. It depicts a sudarshan chakra instead of the snarling black cat. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this signify that the individual belongs to SRG while the black cat badge indicates that he's a part of the SAG? ... and does anyone ...
by Riza Zaman
20 Oct 2002 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64906

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Thats a combat diver's badge ... NSG personell dont have to go thru the course, which indicates that he could be with the Para-Cdos or maybe even MARCOS. I havent heard of the NSG drawing from the IAF or the IN, but its very much possible. The red patch is definately not the Para-Cdos' "Balidan" pat...
by Riza Zaman
04 Oct 2002 01:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)
Replies: 51
Views: 27518

Re: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)

Well ... the NSG also trains some of its personell in Israel regularly, so there's one more on that list.
by Riza Zaman
22 Mar 2002 03:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 47775

Re: Understanding INSAS

Doesn't the bullpup design also sacrifice on the accuracy of the weapon?
by Riza Zaman
20 Mar 2002 14:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 47775

Re: Understanding INSAS

Raj, my bad ... I should have specified a dummy pistol foregrip (like in H&K MP5K). The complaint is that its too sleek and its difficult to keep the center of gravity stable because of the mag's small size. A fore pistol grip would make the gun easir to balance and aim to my understanding. Othe...
by Riza Zaman
19 Mar 2002 17:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 47775

Re: Understanding INSAS

Got to know about a common soldier's wish for the INSAS AR - a dummy foregrip, would do wonders for stability and accuracy (might have to adjust the wieght of the compensator though).
by Riza Zaman
15 Feb 2002 23:13
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM
Replies: 59
Views: 28408

Re: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM

Was he the one (Bikram Singh) badly wounded in J&K?
by Riza Zaman
09 Jul 2001 05:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A detailed overview of Indian defence products
Replies: 17
Views: 9245

Re: A detailed overview of Indian defence products

BEL - plenty of info here, look under products.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.bel-india.com/home.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bel-india.com/home.htm</A> <P>one of them, interesting<BR> <A HREF="http://www.bel-india.com/opto_night4.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bel-india.com/opto_night4.htm</A>
by Riza Zaman
25 Jun 2001 07:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 31892

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

What the ... imposter alert! I dont know whether to be annoyed or flattered!
by Riza Zaman
15 Jun 2001 00:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31171

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

Raj, the Ishapore in itself would serve adquately as a sniper rifle, not too popular because of the wieght though. The INSAS will have to be modified to such an enourmous extent to compensate for accuracy, range, stability, etc.<P>Kabra, the author is obviously Western http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/...
by Riza Zaman
14 Jun 2001 09:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31171

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

Ah yes, MY type of talk ... forget strategic weapons, this is where the 25 paisa coin stops http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/smile.gif <P>Here's what I know<BR>IA trains its snipers in pairs, 2 men to a team who remain a team as long as circumstances permit. As is the convention around the world, a...
by Riza Zaman
08 May 2001 19:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 52078

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Shahid, trust me dude http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/smile.gif You're right about her parents and I'm right about her being the great grandaughter of Tipu Sultan. Check out the links below.<P>Here's a photo<BR><img src= "http://www.64-baker-street.org/agents/khan/soe_khan3.jpg"><P>To quote Noor I...
by Riza Zaman
08 May 2001 19:15
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 52078

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Noor Inyat Khan was the great grand-daughter of Tipu Sultan, an intriguing personality and a very beautiful lady.<p>[This message has been edited by Riza Zaman (edited 08-05-2001).]
by Riza Zaman
10 Mar 2001 04:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Shim, their lathis hurt... esp. the bamboo ones! I'd rather take a blow from a nightstick than a bamboo cane anyday!
by Riza Zaman
09 Mar 2001 22:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

I guess it varies from state to state - including their insignia et al. Calcutta police's insignia is a slight modification of the one during the British (mis)rule.<P>There is also a difference in the dress codes for IPS officers and regular personell. Like in the army, they are not allowed to grow ...
by Riza Zaman
06 Mar 2001 04:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Sanjay, the old US weapons were 6 Tommy guns with no mags and a M1.<P>In the entire collection, a lone M-16 really stood out.<P>If anyone in Calcutta is interested in finding out more, I can put him in touch with my uncle who was associated with the Arms Act dept. in Lalbazar.
by Riza Zaman
06 Mar 2001 03:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Neil, the govt. issues a sidearm to police officers, but many prefer to carry their own - its also an investment for police officers to buy their own guns since they get it subsidized (in many cases) and the ease of getting an other difficult-to-get gun license.
by Riza Zaman
05 Mar 2001 22:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Agreed, the life of an Indian policeman/woman is very tough. Also, an officer's "tabadla" (transfer) is overnight, i.e. they have to leave overnight if they are transfered to another station. The maximum term of posting is for 3 years, I think.
by Riza Zaman
04 Mar 2001 02:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

There was a significant presence of US troops in India during WW2, including the USAF (flying the "hump"). Hindustan Building on Central Avenue in Calcutta used to be the US HQ. The Calcutta Police armory at Lalbazar HQ has a number of WW2 weapons in storage.<P>The police in the major metro cities a...
by Riza Zaman
03 Mar 2001 04:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Shim, other than their fuel consumption, the Gypsys are an excellent vehicle. Mitsubhi Lancers are not suitable for Indian conditions, not even in the cities.
by Riza Zaman
02 Mar 2001 11:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 23462

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

Other than the points GD pointed out, both the .303 Enfield and SLR have a notorious overkill, sometimes piercing through 3 persons.<P>IMHO we need a double tiered police force - the majority unarmed, and a smaller armed section, like in the lines of the DAP (Delhi Armed Police) or the CAP (Cal. Arm...
by Riza Zaman
25 Oct 1999 08:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Army's Light Machine Guns
Replies: 17
Views: 10479

Re: Indian Army's Light Machine Guns

"Caviation" rounds are not banned... unethical, but not banned as they are technically different from Dum Dum bullets, mainly because Dum Dum bullets rely upon the warhead disintegrating inside the impact zone while cavitation round rotate lopsidedly inside the impact zone.
by Riza Zaman
25 Oct 1999 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Army's Light Machine Guns
Replies: 17
Views: 10479

Re: Indian Army's Light Machine Guns

Dum Dum bullets would definately be a breach of the Geneva Convention,... but there are other bullets that would produce the same effect (and are not banned by the Geneva Convention).<P>One example is (someone mentioned this on the forum) the bullets being used in Chechnya. The tip of the bullets ha...
by Riza Zaman
08 Oct 1999 00:49
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Arming of VDCs in Jammu & Kashmir
Replies: 8
Views: 9011

Re: Arming of VDCs in Jammu & Kashmir

Correct me if I'm wrong, but arent those Punjab Police commandos (the ones in uniform) ? As far as I know, only the Punjab Police Commandos wear maroon bandanas.

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