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by VikB
22 Jul 2010 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503580

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

@Rohit and @Avik You guys are being overly agressive for no reason. Rohit - you started the 'BS' terminology. I think it is not required. You cant shout somebody out because you think so. Chacko has shared something on this forum from his sources. Let us see if there is anything to learn from it and...
by VikB
22 Jul 2010 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914610

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^ Boss no clue about the safety :eek:
Let me know if there is any threat, I have been merrily watching videos there ever since got the link to another news item from a previous post
by VikB
22 Jul 2010 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914610

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Knowledgable mullahs - what is a 'cruise missile formation' as shown here http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6e0f843efd ?
by VikB
01 Jul 2010 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123215

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

A related thought. Imagine that we have ZERO trouble on Western side. Imagine the entire might of Indian Army, Air force and Navy just required to handle China. What do you think will happen? Does it not look like that even a Tibetian liberation is possible! I surely think so. We have to become the ...
by VikB
01 Jul 2010 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123215

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

^^^ Junta - ignore the trolls Came across the famous Schlieffen Plan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlieffen_Plan that was essentially Germany preparing to fight on Eastern and Western fronts before the WW 1. Basic funda - defeat France quickly on the West and rush forces from there to the Russian (...
by VikB
30 Jun 2010 11:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751195

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

"http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/TAUXIto0lwI/AAAAAAAAKh0/Il8lpGHIeXg/s1600/ARIHANT-718188.JPG" There was lot of speculation on the type, etc of Arihant when it was first launched and no pics were available. With the above pic, are we any wiser? I am sorry I missed the relevant discus...
by VikB
24 Jun 2010 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^ the above link says = page cannot be found. please provide the right link. Thanks
by VikB
24 Jun 2010 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123215

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Just an assumption that the neighbors to the west are way too trigger happy and they will use the nuclear option as soon as they get a ..... 2. It is a documented fact that that the generals in TSP enjoy a good life, like nowhere else and the entire system out there is milked by the boys with guns....
by VikB
24 Jun 2010 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123215

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Kher sahab, that post of yours did a fly-past over my head. Bhat is the point?
by VikB
22 Jun 2010 14:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914610

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Beats me still. If we have to nuke say Pakistan, it would be better to use Agni1 with 700km range so that it is reasonably away from the border. So seems that Prithvi is to be used only for tactical conventional payload only. Then will it be better to use a BM vis a vis CM? Unless we are using tacti...
by VikB
22 Jun 2010 09:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914610

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^ Garu log, one quick clarification please.

If there is a target at 250-300 km, what is better to use - Prithvi BM or Brahmos CM? What are relative merits and de-merits?
by VikB
13 Jun 2010 11:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766625

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Junta, what are we cribbing about??? "ye na heen dushman ko barbad karr dega ....". Awesome. For a change the media is using the same terms and methods to talk about Indian equipment/forces that they use to hardsell underwear/SRK/etc. Let's keep our uberkool views aside and think of the ma...
by VikB
25 May 2010 21:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: E-Book Links
Replies: 309
Views: 17948

Re: E-Book Links



Link not working. please check
by VikB
11 May 2010 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

@Bala - you got mail @ ASPuar Thank you for your kind words but I am absolutely inconsolable. There were 715 people to appear for the written out of which about 120 were chosen for the next round. I have been thinking hard as to where I went wrong and just cant agree to blame myself. I am not a bad ...
by VikB
07 May 2010 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

@jambudvipa PIB - pre interview board has the written and then the interview. No physical till then. After this screening comes the SSB. ANd this is not 'like' SSB. It is THE SSB. @Bala and ASPuar As per my info - there is no weekend TA anymore. And yes as per the TA serving Captain that I spoke to ...
by VikB
05 May 2010 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

Overview of the process - very impressed with the openess of the Army in lot of things. Atmosphere was VERY cordial. The two colonels and the Brigadier were very friendly, warm and hospitable. Most impressive was the flexibility shown - Colonel declared in teh beginning that people should relieve th...
by VikB
05 May 2010 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

(contd). Personal report card - I naturally took the 'Making India the superpower' topic trusting my jingo instincts to sail me through. GK was fine except while discussing later with others, found that I had messed up 3-4 questions. I attempted about 48-50 out of 60 questions. Oh forgot the most im...
by VikB
05 May 2010 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

Hi Friends TA feedback. Gave the exam this Sunday @Chandigarh. Here is a report for the benefit of junta - Exam pattern. Three papers. a) One hour essay writing. I was happily surprised to see 6 topics to choose from. The topics that I remember that were there are - corruption, making India a superp...
by VikB
10 Apr 2010 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643598

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Finished reading "Wings of fire" by APJ Kalam yesterday. Awesome book. Many of things we take for granted today has come from the vision and hard work of a few people. I am perplexed that why our country does not celebrate the individual instead of thinking that some vague mass of people a...
by VikB
04 Apr 2010 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525210

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^^ it is a guided missile ok but the launcher seems to be remotely controlled. never heard of such a thing. plus the missile does not look to have much of long leg. See this video of the AT-3 in action. Thanks Shameek for this video. Does India have any equivalent system? And what is the advantage...
by VikB
04 Apr 2010 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2447
Views: 420499

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Guns fall silent after 7-day battle in Rajouri ends If my math is correct - from March 23 onwards, the pig jannat count is as follows: Rajouri: 16 Kupwara: 8 Kishtwar: 2 Total: 26 pigs eliminated in the last 10 days. 6 brave jawans lost - RIP. Major, major success!! The loss of 6 brave jawans is to...
by VikB
04 Apr 2010 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410866

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Guys, thanks for a lovely informative debate there. We have two enemies. Currently by the look of it and in its current form, the BMD raises the stake for TSP. It has lot of enriched uranium but less mastery on the delivery system. Even if we consider the recent tests by DRDO, being able to take out...
by VikB
18 Mar 2010 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525210

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^^ it is a guided missile ok but the launcher seems to be remotely controlled. never heard of such a thing. plus the missile does not look to have much of long leg.
by VikB
17 Mar 2010 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525210

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

RayC wrote:
Russian Military Exercise Live Fire

Holy.....what is that at 1.07 till 1.17? what kind of a weapon is that?
by VikB
16 Mar 2010 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

ASPuar wrote:I work for a 3Bn USD MNC publishing company. They gave me the full okay, including signing part where pay differential was mentioned, without any trouble.


You are lucky dude. in my case it was King's servants being more loyal than the King himself
by VikB
12 Mar 2010 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

....and also that TA officer said that nobody at the Army bothers to find out if your company is paying the differential or not. infact he was surprised that such a clause exists. I actually wonder why that clause exists. But if that form is not filled, the clerk throws away the application in the n...
by VikB
12 Mar 2010 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

ASPuarji, thanks for all the valuable info... And its not a lifestyle thing... I want to stay true to both my profession and passion... hence was wondering if i could get tech entry... VikBji, could you please pass the same data to me too... as i am, along with a few more guys, also in the same dil...
by VikB
11 Mar 2010 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

ASPuar wrote:Whats your email address?


thank you very much for offering to help. Got the required approval from the bigwigs.
by VikB
11 Mar 2010 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

This is an SOS call: The Territorial Army application date is 15 March. I am working in a limited company. They are ok for giving me leaves without pay to join the TA but not ready to sign the part where they have to promise to pay me the difference in my current pay and the army pay. My HR has aske...
by VikB
14 Feb 2010 22:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 62290

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

I will be at the expo tomorrow and day after. hope to meet Delhi BR gang there.
by VikB
27 Jan 2010 15:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Mumbai meet
Replies: 24
Views: 3027

Re: BR Mumbai meet

Much like the order for 155 mm guns, the meet had to be postponed :oops: :((

Kapil boss, lest we go down the GOI way, please issue fatwa of the meet soon.
by VikB
25 Jan 2010 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Mumbai meet
Replies: 24
Views: 3027

Re: BR Mumbai meet

I inserted the 'Independance day' part knowingly expecting more junta to reply and rev up for the meet. but guess the BR oldies have got too used to such faux pass or simply saw through it.
Neverthless, more concrete details of the meet coming up very soon.
by VikB
22 Jan 2010 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Mumbai meet
Replies: 24
Views: 3027

BR Mumbai meet

Hi Friends A BR Mumbai meet is being planned on 26 Jan. Let all local jingos come together to celebrate the Independance day. As a sweetner - the attendees shall be treated to recent photos of Bomdila pass, Bumla Indo China border, War memorials at Bumla, Air force museum at Shillong, unused army bu...
by VikB
27 Nov 2009 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

Why not take a subscription of employment news for next few months ? Most of the UPSC related stuff comes in EN including all notifications by the services. Problem manyfold 1. Not all paper guys have Employment news 2. It is still possible to miss the advt in the all same-looking notifications 3. ...
by VikB
27 Nov 2009 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

I went to Taj/Gateway of India yesterday evening. Saw the Force 1 commandos upclose. Few observations - ALL of them were young guys - almost like new recruits - 2 Mahindra Marksman small armoured vehicles were there - 1 Tata 713 C (cummins engine) 4x4 APV was there - Atleast 3 groups I noticed where...
by VikB
27 Nov 2009 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40632

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

Hi friends

Please inform if the Territorial Army noticfication of Dec 09 comes out.

Last time my great patriotic Indian company could not sign on the form as the did not have a laid out policy!! Bloody @#$%%##
by VikB
13 Nov 2009 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Delhi
Replies: 58
Views: 6174

Re: BR Meet - Delhi

jai wrote:All the gentlemen who attended the Delhi Br Meet, it was wonderful meeting you....Already looking forward to the next....vikb thanks for all your help....looking forward to meeting again some time soon.....Vikb please send the contacts......cheers !!


sent
by VikB
13 Nov 2009 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Delhi
Replies: 58
Views: 6174

Re: BR Meet - Delhi

Hi Friends Sorry for a late mail. It was great meeting all the people at the meet - the first BR meet for me. As per the veteran Mr manjgu, with an attendance of 8 people the meet can be considered as one of the most successful meet of the BRF. He could only remember one more meet many light years a...
by VikB
07 Nov 2009 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Delhi
Replies: 58
Views: 6174

Re: BR Meet - Delhi

Boooops.

Just saw two more mails in my junk mail - Jai and AdityaM. You guys have been sent a reply mail. See you today at 6.30 pm.

Manjgu - boss are you coming ? Got no mail from you but as you was the one to suggest the venue - I am sure you know the way :twisted: Hope to see you there then.

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