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by Avik
04 Nov 2010 03:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^^^^^^^

BSF only has a few, just about a dozen or so, very ancient and outdated 20 pounders....
by Avik
30 Oct 2010 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 232855

Re: J & K news and discussion

Ramana, Chetak: You guys are being a tad too harsh on the Indian military leadership. This is a universal phenomenon, irrespective of whether it is Peter Pace or Richard Myers in the US or Jock Stirrup in the UK. Richard Danatt, in the UK, who is lionized by the Brit media for being a "tiger&qu...
by Avik
15 Oct 2010 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 714176

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

Only the Oscar's would be of use. The rest are junk and are a ploy to keep Russians employed with Indian money...
by Avik
15 Oct 2010 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 175607

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

they couldn't showcase even a tenth of the excitement of these martial artforms. and what of the girly flower or whatever they were trying to make in the middle ? I think the problem was really in the telecast. I was there at the stadium and the performance was electric! In the live show, the laser...
by Avik
11 Oct 2010 03:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887804

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Indian Army's performance at the Commonwealth Games: Indian Armymen have done a proud to India by winning five gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) 2010 . Winners are:Subedar Vijay Kumar-won two gold medals in shooting, Naib Subedar Imran Hasan Khan...
by Avik
11 Oct 2010 03:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 175607

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Indian Army's performance at the Commonwealth Games: Indian Armymen have done a proud to India by winning five gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) 2010 . Winners are:Subedar Vijay Kumar-won two gold medals in shooting, Naib Subedar Imran Hasan Khan...
by Avik
06 Oct 2010 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 945358

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

the LPD deal should be interesting. quite a few european designs mistral, rotterdam, ocean and juan carlos class exist while US san antonio class still seems to be building. Singha : I think it may be a better idea if the IN were to procure one of the "about to be mothballed" Royal Navy A...
by Avik
06 Oct 2010 03:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602592

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

This makes absolutely no sense to a layman. Why would you keep an obsolete tank and phase out a (comparitively) newer one. Can you or Rohit shed some light? Nachiket: This is because some of the T-55s were upgraded in the mid-90s with a new gun ( 105 mm instead of the original 100mm) and new engine...
by Avik
01 Oct 2010 13:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 115189

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

Rohit, Isn't the PLA a conscript force. How will that effect their combat potential against a military such as the IA which is an all professional force. Surely that will give IA an advantage in terms of the average grunt on the ground. Other things being equal. I don't know a clear cut answer to t...
by Avik
27 Sep 2010 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 115189

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

^^^^^^^ Anantz: Beautiful answer. Puts everything into perspective. Nothing like a local's point of view! Sometimes we self-flagellate so much, we ignore even our natural advantages. Chris Sidor: This is not too imply that para action is completely off the table. If it does happen, it is more likely...
by Avik
27 Sep 2010 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 115189

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

Thanks for the clarification, but you have not yet comprehensively refuted the central theme of the article. Namely, Chinese have the airlift capability, which could be a menace to us in north east and the north western Himalayas. Something which we lack ourselves. Chris Sidor: I will let Rohit pro...
by Avik
15 Sep 2010 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 271428

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

Gwadar was certainly a significant component of the 'String of Pearls'. The lease temporarily went to PSA and with rapidly deteriorating security situation in Pakistan, it is high time the Chinese thought of recovering the important port. Under the guise of commercial operations, PLAN can have an i...
by Avik
04 Sep 2010 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China border watch
Replies: 83
Views: 29315

Re: China border watch

The other point made in the article is that Indians are not considering logistics...obviously, the author has not heard of places like Tenga, Tawang, Summer Camp..etc..etc.....
by Avik
04 Sep 2010 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China border watch
Replies: 83
Views: 29315

Re: China border watch

^^^^^^ Darshhan Bhai, The basic premise of the article , and particularly, the Title of the article is misleading, if not downright wrong. The title implies that India and Indians are amateurs at mountain road building! Without delving into the civil engineering aspects of mountain engineering, I ju...
by Avik
30 Aug 2010 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 504839

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Karan Dixit wrote: It is good that newspapers from muslim countries are highlighting the plight of muslims in a white supremacist UQ. I am curious.. like Hitesh, I must ask, which part of UK did you see the above? It is good that newspapers from muslim countries are highlighting the plight of musli...
by Avik
05 Aug 2010 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1102862

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Aha!!!...The moment I mentioned the Infantry Brigade, I was expecting a question from you...my fellow Orbat junkie


:D

Thanks Guru! Didnt know the A&N bde was a mountain bde.

What Corps/ Divs do these two bdes come under?
by Avik
04 Aug 2010 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1102862

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

BTW, we also have a single Infantry Brigade tasked for Amphibious Operations


Rohit : Do we have 1 or 2 amphib bdes? One in S-India and the other one in A&N. Or am I missing something?
by Avik
04 Aug 2010 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 220171

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

I actually find this response from TSPA to the floods rather strange - This is a complete khokhla country. Anything happens, these eediots scream for international aid. Do they not have any domestic capacity at all? I mean, just in the last 1 year, I have seen them screaming for international aid d...
by Avik
03 Aug 2010 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

During his visit, he proposed to provide Artillery Guns that India was looking for.


Kanson: Could you please point towards a media source/news link about this? Just want to understand the background here..
by Avik
31 Jul 2010 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910651

Re: Indian Military Aviation

People: I have a noob question . Why are the CPMFs looking for C-27s (calibre) and not C-130s(calibre)? From what I have observed, CPMFs deployment take place at a minimum of company or battallion level. A company size is between 120-175, deployment of which would be easier in a bigger aircraft like...
by Avik
24 Jul 2010 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 389258

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

^^^^^^^

Those vehicles are part of the column that are carrying out flag marches. Usually, you have those red flags during Flag Marches.

I guess these photos are from the last couple of weeks when the IA was called in to conduct flag marches in J&K.
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 21:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

this urban legend just refuses to go away, the paki artillery firing was directed by spotters on mountain tops and their accurate firing stopped once the spotters were dislodged. people don't seem to ask this common sense question, how many artillery positions did we lose to counter-battery fire in...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Avik -- your posts do not provide any insight why DRDO is to be blamed for what happened in kargil. I would like to hear your view! Nukavarapu: Did I at anytime blame DRDO for failure to produce WLR? All I said was WLR was not there and its presence would have helped IA- Period. So, pls quit buildi...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

CJ : You diss the Army; you call the Army brass a bunch of poltroons; you call an ex-COAS a liar and an ediot. You propound to us that WLR is not essential and battles were won with jazba and not equipment. A WLR could have been used even in the wars before. Why wasn't it made? Why don't you answer ...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dear Avik, It was reported (by army chap, i guess)and discussed in this same forum that Army found WLR even if fielded might not be effective in Kargil. They even tried with sound triangulation technique to see if that could be effective in Kargil type terrain and came back with the conclusion that...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

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. Boss, in logic driven circles and forums, if you propound and pontificate on something, you have to come up wit...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

CJ : Counter Bombardment means counter arty fire!! For God's sake, pls read! This is simply counter arty fire- that is counter bombardment. Not fighter aircraft operations!! There was counter arty fire throughout- It would have been more accurate had there been WLRs. ROFL. who told you this? KIA hap...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

" You think we all don't know all this. Initially, even i used to think that weapons win the war. Down the line, the people who fight have told me that its partially true. They say in war the best laid plans fail. All you can do is figure out how to take off the dammed gun or the bunker. Even i...
by Avik
22 Jul 2010 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

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by Avik
22 Jul 2010 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

"As far aw which WLR in kargil? They knew most positions of weapons in kargil. What best WRL we could get." "there was no India-paki duel with artillery. we all knew where the fire was coming from." Sir, respectfully, what nonsense is this? Sounds like the days of yore, when if ...
by Avik
20 Jul 2010 23:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376101

Re: Indian Railways Thread

^^^^^^^ Vina: Hitachi traction motors are used in the current production versions of WAG-7 and WAP-4 locos of IR. They are supposed to be very good. While they are being used in the current production models, in the past, they have been used in WCM-3, WCM-4 (the old Bombay Ghat section DC locos) and...
by Avik
20 Jul 2010 20:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

nrshahji, Thank you for showing me the true path and err..the true 'facts'. There are such things called 155 mm, 130 mm howitzers. There are also such things called BM 21's. Pls compare the volume and effectiveness of fire provided by them vis-a-vis IMG/IFGs and Pinaka.Maybe , we can have a discussi...
by Avik
20 Jul 2010 19:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 475725

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Any reasons why DRDO never ventured into Howitzers?


Thanks God for small mercies! Else Kargil would be a Pakistani District while we went around blaming burst barrels and autofrettage.
by Avik
15 Jul 2010 14:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 175607

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

AdityaM: BJP can be blamed for being complete nincompoops...how else do we explain their demand for banning beef from athlete's diet during the games? If the BJP wants to have gatte ki sabzi and maah di daal during its adhiveshans and chintans, no one gives a schitt, literally and figuratively. But ...
by Avik
15 Jul 2010 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 175607

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Apropos some of the remarks above about our response compared to China's preparation for Olympics.... Frankly, lets not breast beat and self-flagellate too much!! China also went through the same cycle..pls read up on what Beijing's readiness was during the 1996 Asian Games, the subsequent East Asia...
by Avik
02 Jul 2010 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887804

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Rohitvats,
Thanks Boss! Thanks for the caution as well :)
by Avik
02 Jul 2010 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887804

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Rohitvats, The Inep Bde for Uttarakhand will most probably be for the Pithoragarh area. This area is distinct from the Joshimath area- Mana , Malari sectors that are within the remit of 9 Bde. I agree with you on the deployment for Ladakh.Interestingly, 3 Div is "two faced"- one bde in Sia...
by Avik
02 Jul 2010 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China border watch
Replies: 83
Views: 29315

Re: China border watch

^^^^^^^^

BRO comes under the admin control of Ministry of Surface Transport
by Avik
21 Jun 2010 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 504839

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Haresh : Tollyboys refers to a subset of anglicised Indian men who used to frequest the Tollygunge Club in Calcutta till the late seventies/early eighties. These guys were all Indians educated at the convent schools in Calcutta or the Darjeeling hills, had a put-on anglicised plummy accent at times ...
by Avik
20 Jun 2010 23:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887804

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^ rkhannaji: Great to learn about your illustrious heritage , although am not too sure whether that can be conflated to your expertise regarding AFSPA and the circumstances of its imposition. Just wanted to therefore, point out a couple of key aspects: The Army does not always seek the cover ...

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