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by Avik
09 Jun 2010 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 407573

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

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Sir, am not too sure whether during emergencies and war, cargo planes will be available like taxis at a street corner!

Thre is such a thing called sanctions that are applied on countries like India!!
by Avik
04 Jun 2010 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 870
Views: 196281

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

Bhart..you are quite right. CRPF is rated higher than SSB. SSB has actually started to improve since it was made a specialised border force under the "One border, one force" policy of the NDA Govt. Prior to that, the SSB was more of an auxiliary/border observation force. The older battalli...
by Avik
31 May 2010 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1094372

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Thank you tsarkar, Singha !!

Your posts were very helpful.
by Avik
31 May 2010 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1094372

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Question for tsarkar and all Naval Gurus...I had asked this question ealrier, but am looking for a more complete answer, if possible... The question is on the induction and production schedule of capital warships of the IN over the next few years. It appears that all the Shivaliks will be inducted b...
by Avik
30 May 2010 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2829
Views: 463022

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

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Possible, as well, for part of the equipment. But, Kutch defences are in a better state given that it has long been 11 Div's AoR and the associated ER normally deploys at least one company during winters in the area for exercises.
by Avik
30 May 2010 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2829
Views: 463022

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^^^ E-in-C's Branch is indeed Engineer in Chief's Branch, the DG (so to speak) of the Corps of Engineers and MES. The ACVs appear to be for deployment on the NE and Ladkah Regions of the China border. They will be utilised to carry Engineer sections for recce and survey (the 10 passenger ones) and...
by Avik
29 May 2010 09:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Would a Delhi BR meet be feasible?
Replies: 26
Views: 3217

Re: Would a Delhi BR meet be feasible?

So..is this happenning? When..where ? Pls to enlighten..
by Avik
24 May 2010 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Would a Delhi BR meet be feasible?
Replies: 26
Views: 3217

Re: Would a Delhi BR meet be feasible?

Dear Doc,
Very much possible and very interested!

Please contact me at avikbhattacharyya at hotmail dot com
by Avik
26 Apr 2010 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1094372

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

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So that his daughter could commute to CMC, Vellore?
by Avik
23 Apr 2010 01:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1094372

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Guys, I have a question on the induction and production schedule of capital warships of the IN over the next few years. It appears that all the Shivaliks will be inducted by 2011; the three modified follow on Krivaks will also have come by 2012; all the three Kolkata classes will be commissioned by ...
by Avik
08 Apr 2010 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 985189

Re: China Military Watch

^^^^^^^ Rohit : Thanks Sir....no need for Sirji for me though !! Just a few more details.if u dont mind.. 1) I thought 39 Mountain Div is tasked for the Pakistan Front , either Samba or Rajouri. But, I take your point on 6 MD. I had missed that one. Now, given that 6 MD is for Uttarakhand/ sugar sec...
by Avik
08 Apr 2010 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 985189

Re: China Military Watch

Rohitvats: A few questions on the number of Mountain Divs: 1) I can count 7 divs in the NE + 1 Div in Ladakh for the China front. That besides there are the two new divs, which were raised last earlier. But which are the two reserve mountain divs that can be deployed ? The reason i ask this is becau...
by Avik
23 Mar 2010 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 407573

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

""IAF, IA, IN togther can level PAk in less than 10 minutes no matter what kind of weapons US gives PAK. By 2012 our air space will be impregnable and nothing the PAkis can throw at us can actually get through. "" Brahmananda : Would you be kind enough to pls enlighten us how you...
by Avik
22 Mar 2010 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 164050

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I tend to agree with Dr Shiv on this. We are forever looking to see what others can do for us. And, if someone is not aligned with us all the way, we feel hurt, let down , frustrated, anger etc. Case in point, the shock quite a few felt when Putin during his recent visit said that Indians need to lo...
by Avik
19 Mar 2010 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767677

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Putnanja : In a lot of ways, the 124 tanks being provided to the IA is the "pilot production batch" or LSP or whatever you may term it. Hence, one would expect these tanks to have some problems. So, Tank #1 would meet about (say) 60% of performance requirements while Tank # 62 should ideal...
by Avik
19 Mar 2010 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767677

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Putnanja : The 145 howitzer contract is just part of the contract for equipping the mountain arty regiments. More orders for this type will follow. The orders and numbers for the SP howitzers and the towed guns is separate. But anyhow, this was just an illustrative example. Pls check how many Tungus...
by Avik
19 Mar 2010 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767677

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Putnanja : IA did place an order for 124 tanks which was suppossed to be delivered a while back. But that order is being fulfilled only now. The IA typically places an initial order for a smller lot size to test out the equipment and reframe/validate/modify tactics. Hence, the IA orders not just 124...
by Avik
19 Mar 2010 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767677

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Dear Kanson, Thank You ! I greatly respect the contributions made by esteemed forumites like you and I am much the luckier for being able to tap into this storehouse of knowledge. Now let me first answer the questions on automated mine laying and CLMC. I am quite sure that the automated mine laying ...
by Avik
19 Mar 2010 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767677

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Kanson et al : In case the forum at large is unaware of the Army's scientific temperament or lack threof, let me humbly submit a few examples: IA Corps of Signals : Plan AREN, ASCON, Mobile communication net used by mechanized formations IA Corps of Engineers : Mine laying and breaching : Automated ...
by Avik
02 Mar 2010 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Media Watch Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13456

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

This Daily Mail is a Paki ghost paper anchored by that ladyboy, Ahmed Q. There is no hard copy version available. It claims to have a Beijing edition, of course in addition to the one from Slumabad. Its articles and editorials are worth less than used toilet paper after a diarrhoea run. Its intellec...
by Avik
27 Feb 2010 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 416070

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^ Nukavurapu Garu, To my simple brain, it would appear that: 1% truth + ( Less than) 100% Scholar + (Less than) 100% Analysis = (Tends To) 100 % Fiction Or as a Pakistani Politician once said, Zero Plus Zero is always Zero Or as Plato ( or was it Aristotle) once said, Fiction + Fictional Ch...
by Avik
26 Feb 2010 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 879802

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^ Brilliant idea Fani. I guess the plan would also extend to ex-DRDO Chiefs ( and Scientific Adviser to the PM) who emigrated to the US after retirement ? And that the plan would also extend to ex-Railway, Telecom, IAS, Indian Oil, BARC etc. officers who dump their Govt. service to move on...
by Avik
21 Feb 2010 23:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870725

Re: Small Arms Thread

Bheem Bhai, I dont understand this tendency to blame the Army for not opting for OFB or DRDO designed equipment. The Army is like an user which, if offered a range of options will opt for the one which is optimum considering multiple factors , including cost, supply chain, spare parts etc. I am sure...
by Avik
20 Feb 2010 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 467054

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

As far as BEML's tie-up with the Slovakian company goes, the reason is that the Slovakian SP Gun uses a TATRA vehicle as the platform/prime mover. Hence, BEML sees a niche there to mate its license produced TATRA ( originally a Czechoslovak product) to the gun provided by DMD of Slovakia.Therefore, ...
by Avik
27 Jan 2010 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 210129

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

My view on the above is that once retired, Indian government officers (ex-officers) do not have lucrative sinecures to occupy them. Hence, the proclivity to fall for junkets sponsored by entities like Pugwash, German NGOs and the like. Of course, the trade off seems quite favourable to the retired o...
by Avik
04 Jan 2010 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 879802

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

FWIW snippet in Force magazine says IA is raising 4 divisions- 2 by the end of this year and 2 more by 2012 end...

http://www.forceindia.net/coverstory1.aspx
by Avik
02 Jan 2010 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 879802

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Rohitvats: I have a couple of queries on the IBGs and their efficacy: 1) Are the IBGs independent of the strike corps- as in; will the IBGs have strike assets that are not sourced from the strike corps? The reason for my query is because the strike corps are well, strike units, because of not just t...
by Avik
16 Dec 2009 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1094372

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Could it be that the UK has offered the soon to be decommissioned Nimrod MK-2 to India? Todays London Times has an article about the UK MoD trying to cut costs by taking these aircrafts out of service before their planned retirement. The UK minister for defence procurement was here a week back and i...
by Avik
23 Nov 2009 13:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 902124

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Mahesh : The US Air Force One is a Boeing 747 ( a jumbo jet). The India Air Force One is a Boeing 737; a VIP version of the airliner that is commonly used by Jet Airways for flights in India and the Asian region.
Trust that clarifies the capability of the two aircrafts.
by Avik
23 Nov 2009 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 902124

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Indian Air Force One is a Boeing 737 which is a short to medium haul airliner. It thus, does not have the range to fly to the US non-stop. A kangaoroo jump like flight profile would not have been desirable for the PM in terms of protocol and the time required for the flight. Hence, the option of an ...
by Avik
21 Oct 2009 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 985189

Re: China Military Watch

Rohit, Thanks for a solid analysis. Just a couple of points there: 1) Do you think its feasible to shift troops from I and II Corps into Ladakh if the balloon were to go up. These troops,coming from the plains would require at least a month to acclimatise ..maybe more. Also, the logistics backend in...
by Avik
10 Oct 2009 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 40953

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Narayan Rao, Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Just wanted to understand whether you share the same perspective about other Indian organisations like the IPS, IAS, CRPF, Indian Railways,Indian Justice System IISCO and possibly even private entities like the Tatas, Times of India etc. because all th...
by Avik
06 Oct 2009 00:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 476328

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Hi, Been following this discussion for some time and just wanted to share some thoughts and queries. While comparing medium tanks with a light tank, the only possible advantage for the latter would be in terms of mobility (the scales are tipped towards T-72s and other tanks in case of protection and...

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