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by VikB
21 Jul 2009 10:26
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 655903

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I am reading "Man's search for meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Amongst other things, it talks about the reaction of people to food deprivation (at Nazi Concentration camps). I can see the reaction of deprivation of posts by Shankar, Vivek, Vivek2 on the readers. We have now started humoring our...
by VikB
20 Jul 2009 12:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500951

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

From Livefist Abhay brochures

"Powerpack:
Abhay runs on a 550 HP indeginous turbocharged diesel engine with hydro mechanical........."

Does CVRD or any other defence PSU produce its own engines?
by VikB
20 Jul 2009 11:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 655903

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Read Lashkar by Mukul Deva in one sitting only :mrgreen: A very good book. Now am searching for Salim Must Die. It shouldn't be too hard to find in Dilli . Varghese ji, Thanks for recommending. I could not find these two books at Oxford or Crossword. Link for online purchase http://www.flipkart.com...
by VikB
20 Jul 2009 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26917

Re: LCA news and discussion

guarding IOR is probably a small part of the rationale for developing these bases. not every airbase is built with a potential adversary in mind. think of USAF bases in continental US(excluding alaska). how many are maintained with a particular adversary in mind ? let me guess, none ? moreover, it ...
by VikB
20 Jul 2009 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525226

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

hi

Is there any thread related to air guns ? I couldnt find any . Kindly guide if one exists.
by VikB
17 Jul 2009 20:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 186540

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Forgive my naiveness O great lords Few queries. Have no clue whether to go to Newbee section to ask these or do that here. 1. If I want to share a pic , how do I do that. 2. Is there a thread on Air Guns already ? I couldnot find any but then IB4TLed is worse then being paraded naked on the streets....
by VikB
17 Jul 2009 17:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26917

Re: LCA news and discussion

I was scratching my head thinking as to why are Tejas required down south when I saw the place Kayathar on the google maps. it then hit me that there are two new reactors coming up near Kanyakumari and ofcourse Kalapakkam and Chennai City are also not very far. I am sure the LTTE bombing last year ...
by VikB
17 Jul 2009 17:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503600

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

This aint funny...Arjun prototypes were already developed when the tender for the T-90's was floated; however DRDO as on date has no working prototype in the league of Bofors and the most important issue is we need the guns 'NOW','TODAY'. I wonder how come trenton and P-8I deals went in so smoothly...
by VikB
16 Jul 2009 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26917

Re: LCA news and discussion

Full-fledged IAF fighter base likely in Kayathar http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/16/stories/2009071654421800.htm That, however, will soon change in view of the evolving geopolitical situation and the increasing strategic pertinence of the peninsula. “Sulur, to begin with, is going to be the country’s ...
by VikB
16 Jul 2009 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Oh Ahshish, because of my political orientation (fiercely anti-secular and anti-Commie). I EXPECT Bengal govt to be traitorous cretins bowing to Communist China and Islamists, vicously harmful of Indian interests. I expect Bengal to do things like that. It only makes sense that that Commie hell-hol...
by VikB
15 Jul 2009 10:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

You probably saw the XF. The XJ was just launched in London last week and won't be delivered to customers till the end of the year. Yeah, its too bad they dont have the leaping cat on the front of either the XF or XJ, though the grille looks nice its not distinctive as before. Foot in mouth. :( you...
by VikB
14 Jul 2009 17:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

[quote="bart"]The new Jaguar XJ is out. Saw this beauty in front of Inox in Mumbai this Sunday. Could not identify it from the front of it so went around to see the sleek cat (ya ok I am ashamed of myself). And guess what, while I was sizing up the thing I noticed the proverbial Indian way...
by VikB
14 Jul 2009 17:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Thanks for the chaiwala report on AMW. Is it still tightly coupled to Essar or do they have other external customers? My pleasure :) AMW has come into retail space. So they have established exclusive dealerships (at least) in Gujrat, Rajasthan, Delhi. They met with considerable initial success and ...
by VikB
10 Jul 2009 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 18810

Re: What is strategic bombing?

I chose "None of these" as I believe that none of the options covered all the aspects of Strategic Bombing. In my view the issue has two parts 1 - Strategic Bombing 2 - Assets for Strategic Bombing 1. Strategic Bombing is what is not tactical (pretty original there). An army commander at t...
by VikB
08 Jul 2009 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525226

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hi Friends I have registered recently after lurking around for a few years. I remember arguing big time on various Army forums on Orkut a couple of years ago and then feeling really proud of myself. One look at the level of discussions on BR and I knew then and there that this is a place where I wil...
by VikB
08 Jul 2009 11:29
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

"Last edited by Jagan on 01 Jul 2009 01:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sir, not ma'am "

My apologies.

Thanks Jagan
by VikB
01 Jul 2009 12:51
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

@prouge If you want a balance of career and wanting to be in the Army too, you can try the Territiorial Army route http://indianarmy.nic.in/ta/index_ta.htm I spoke to a TA guy recently and the Army seems to be surprisingly flexible in this scheme. You are required to spend minimum 2 months per year ...
by VikB
01 Jul 2009 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980171

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

http://news.rediff.com/special/2009/jul/01/claude-arpi-on-a-fable-of-blood-and-bribes.htm Rediff has published this article on the bombing of the French engineers. Slightly confusing article, I didnt understand "An Internet information site Mediapart spoke to Thevenet. The DGSE would have organ...
by VikB
30 Jun 2009 12:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

There is one more to list..Asia Motor Works based in Gujarat. Has anyone seen their trucks plying on the inter-city roads? They sprang out-of-the-blue and were simply integrating best components from global suppliers (most of the established players do that too); what was surprising was that they j...
by VikB
30 Jun 2009 11:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434780

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Hats off to Mahindras. They are amongst the few Indian companies I see as having spunk and who are aggressive. There were naysayers when they launched their tractors in US but they proved all wrong.
I hope that this trait of aggressiveness permeats to many more of our companies and people.
by VikB
30 Jun 2009 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Frankly it is heartening to see Indian Police (some), Para military forces like CRPF and the army now weilding a very Indian designed and Indian made weapon - INSAS. That is the best thing about something indigenous - we can make it in any numbers and use it wherever we want.
by VikB
29 Jun 2009 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Quick Clot Kits For Jawans - 1st Round Donations Delivered!!
Replies: 347
Views: 50136

Re: Buying Quick Clot Kits For Our Jawans - A Humble Proposal

Please do let know of the progress on this wonderful initiative. Based on its success, do tell when is the second round being undertaken. My feeling is that we should not publicise it in the media. There is no point in getting media attention unless we are able to use the same to make the kit availa...
by VikB
29 Jun 2009 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 394
Views: 255580

Re: Attn: Recently Registered Members (Read Updated First Post)

hi Friends I am new around here as a member. Since I am using my office e mail ID, I wouldn't want that to be visible though I am ok with getting mails on it. I am unable to understand if my email ID is visible to users. If yes then how to turn it off. I tried the control panel but failed to see the...

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