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by Avik
31 Oct 2012 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 177858

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

so that the officers of the brigade who ran away could tell tall stories about how well they fought and were outnumbered. schowdhuri: I am not sure what tall tales you're referring to here? Within the IA, 1962 is is very well accepted for the debacle it was. I am not aware of any senior officer in ...
by Avik
01 Oct 2012 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1341
Views: 243819

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The bravery of young officers , JCOs , NCOs, and ordinary sepoy was never in question The question is about the out dated leadership thinking and co ordination, if the whole Kargil war was that simple episode like the Nathula exchange with PRC it would be not much to talk about. Pentaiah : Dont kno...
by Avik
22 Aug 2012 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 183058

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

PA is allocating MLRS in batteries - since the number of such batteries that I came across (for example, 460 MBRL Battery, Multan) seem to be in single digits, I suspect the proliferation is happening at the Corps level. Rohit - Is this happening because PA is unsure of IA's axis of attacks, and he...
by Avik
15 Aug 2012 00:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 177858

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

came across a picture in the team-bhp forum. the travelogue was about Arunachal Pradesh, and there is a rarely seen formation sign on the board in front of the car. Was wondering if this is the formation sign of one of the newly raised divs- 56/71? http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachments/travelogu...
by Avik
04 Jun 2012 21:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5616
Views: 531493

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Leh flights operated by AI/IA are usually flown by A 320 planes with a bogey pair in the nose wheel. So, the nose landing gear has four tyres instead of the usual two. Helps in braking action. These planes were specially ordered by IA to operate hot-high routes.
by Avik
17 May 2012 14:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 223877

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^^^^

Totally agree with AS Puar saab. In addition to whats been outlined above, at any given time, at least two to three officers from the Corps of Engineers and Signals are in three star General Staff posts in Army HQ alone. There are more two stars engineers in Corps and Command level posts.
by Avik
06 May 2012 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 953084

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^^^ Ajay: The IA has never used flamethrowers. In 1971 specifically, on both the eastern and western fronts, napalm was dropped by the IAF. That led to fire related casualties on the Paki side. Flamethrowers- never. In Kargil again, the chemical traces that were noticed in post mortem of corpses wa...
by Avik
06 May 2012 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 953084

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Flamethrowers were fairly effective in 1971 war. Ajay: Do you have any link, photo, any reference that flamethrowers were used in 1971? Don't have the links right now (will need to dig), but even in Kargil, the Pakis suspected the Indian side to have used chemicals in the last few days of mop up op...
by Avik
29 Feb 2012 20:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 61559

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Assuming it had Geo-pol reasons, frankly not going to Israel because it may be contentious seems to me to be a way of avoiding responsibility. The Chief does not go to Israel or a junket or a Ext Aff mission, he goes for nuts and bolts level integration between the parts of Israeli establishment an...
by Avik
29 Feb 2012 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 61559

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Also the fact that the very next day (i.e. today) the news break that the Govt has served retirement notice to Gen VKS does lend further credence to the media view of GoI vindictiveness and not that it is merely DDM interpretation. Sanku : You might be right; we dont know enough either way. What I ...
by Avik
09 Jan 2012 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

In today's DNA Seema Mustafa makes the claim that the new guy that GoI wants in place is unpopular and that with 50 as DoB we will have that new guy. With 51 we get someone else who is considered a thinking general. Guys, lets lay off quoting characters like Seema Mustafa, and taking her opinion on...
by Avik
03 Jan 2012 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 253915

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

^^^^^^^

So, the MHA's shenanigans to snare in the Army by repealing the AFSPA comes back to bite one of its forces! The poor CISF jawans are now caught in the crossfire. Would be interesting to hear Chidambaram's and Pillai's spin now...
by Avik
27 Dec 2011 18:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 858988

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The reporting is factually not correct, and is more of an attempt by HAL to deflect attention from quality and other issues. Exactly right! To everyone going on and on about hangars, have you ever seen commercial airplanes parked in hangars, when not undergoing deep repairs? And this when tolerance...
by Avik
21 Dec 2011 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602887

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

At the very least the professionals in the PA will seriously rethink the idea of reorganizing the Pak Army into an attrition-based fighting force modeled on the Chinese doctrine and posture of the 1970s. ParGha: I remember your earlier post on the doctrinal shift within PLA. Could you pls elaborate...
by Avik
02 Dec 2011 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602887

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^^^^

Mine Plough
by Avik
23 Nov 2011 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

One of those articles which slipped through the cracks, but provides very significant details on CSD et al.... http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=16829 the Indian Army has been forming an Integrated Battle Group to be deployed at eight locations along the Pakistan border. The group...
by Avik
16 Nov 2011 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1951
Views: 222739

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

a fall back place if India ever has to endure Islamic hordes running amock over our lands.


harbans ji: what does the above mean?
by Avik
16 Nov 2011 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

From now on, there will be no concentration of the strike corps on the border. Instead, the pivot corps will knock the door down and then a pass-through maneuver (as being rehearsed in this exercise) will be used to let loose the strike corps into the breach. YIP: The IA had a version of this all t...
by Avik
11 Nov 2011 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376425

Re: Indian Railways Thread

We could go with something similar to Mini-Shinkansen. These can run at high speed but also run on feeder routes. An occasional specially designed local train is allowed to enter the high speed system. I agree with this. In fact, I would go a little further, and say that our high speed railway netw...
by Avik
10 Nov 2011 17:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376425

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Simply because I was a bit lazy to put all the information on paper and just subdued everything with re-alignment does not necessary mean that I don't know what it takes :D Do you really want me to spell out the whole 9 yards, :roll: !!! Sigh !!! These days people don't go by the poster value and e...
by Avik
10 Nov 2011 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376425

Re: Indian Railways Thread

For instance passenger train would run back & forth from Tirupati-Arrakonam-Kanchipuram-Chengalpet stopping at all the rural stops. Passengers would transfer to trunk line @ Arrakonam or Chengalpet. Theo- Thats the North-South alignment. So, what happens to commuter services on the East-West al...
by Avik
10 Nov 2011 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376425

Re: Indian Railways Thread

The passenger services will have to use branch lines, which they do anyway. What branch lines are you talking about? Let me take a few examples- New Delhi-Agra, Mumbai- Vadodara and Chennai-Bangalore. So, if a passenger has to travel between Faridabad and Mathura in the New Delhi-Agra section, what...
by Avik
09 Nov 2011 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 376425

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Once the regular lines are freed up, then I guess we should start realigning the tracks for high speed travel. That should be more cost effective than creating a brand new elevated corridor. What do you guys think??? Well the existing railway lines cater to large number of passengers from Tier II, ...
by Avik
24 Oct 2011 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 508754

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

^^^^^^ In the main, Fareed Zakaria says a lot of things that reflect well on India. He is pro-India, and part of the Washington establishment. He may occasionally say things that we take offense at or doesnt reflect reality from the Indian perspective, but in the main, he is pro-India. So, why this ...
by Avik
19 Oct 2011 14:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Hopefully this will complement the border roads infrastructure... http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/plan-panel-pushes-for-early-completion/453022/ The railway projects include the 125-km Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line involving a project cost of Rs 4,295 crore, the 154-km Rs 2,791-cror...
by Avik
07 Oct 2011 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Induction of LCH and Rudra would come as a short in the arm for mounting offensive operations through the multiple axis identified.


We need artillery above all ..155 mm and MBRLs...
by Avik
06 Oct 2011 01:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

but I doubt 19 ID has only three bdes 19 Div indeed has three bdes. Are you sure 28 has four bdes? Induction of 27 MD not-withstanding, XV Corps used to command the AOR between Dhemchok in southern Ladakh to 25 ID in Rajouri. It is only in 2005 that 25 ID went to XVI Corps. This my friend is untrue...
by Avik
05 Oct 2011 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

FAIK, XVI and XV Corps have 16 infantry brigades between them (please correct me if I'm wrong). There are 7 inf bdes in 15 Corps and there are 7 inf bdes in 16 Corps; 16 Corps also has an armd bde. So, that makes it 15 bdes. I am possibly missing one bde. 39 Mountain Division is Northern Command re...
by Avik
05 Oct 2011 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I suspect XV and XIV Corps to get additional divisions to bring them to three division structure.


Rohit : XIV Corps- yes, very likely.

XV Corps - Unlikely. It has two divs + i indep inf bde + 2 RR forces. Both the RR forces have wartime roles; in 'non-wartime', they are in any case deployed.
by Avik
05 Oct 2011 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

ORBAT.com talks about adding a new Corps in kashmir by bifurcating the XVI corps I thought this was done, and hence, we now have IX Corps alongwith XVI Corps and also about creating a new command called North Western command facing the pigs. First, there has to be a Corps HQ for Ladakh. NW Command,...
by Avik
05 Oct 2011 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 389445

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

my point is that what do we have these 600bns of CPMF's for then? Apparently, they are "not trained" to do CI work (and apparently they dont want to be trained for it also). BSF was pulled out of CI ops because it was "not their core work" (as though it is the army's core work)....
by Avik
01 Oct 2011 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1532732

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^^^^^

Avro
by Avik
16 Sep 2011 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Who is the current army commander of the Northern Command?


Lt Gen KT Parnaik.

Hasnain is GoC 15 Corps....
by Avik
15 Sep 2011 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^^^^^

That, I accept completely
by Avik
15 Sep 2011 11:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 190359

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Besides, people tend to forget, that the sacking of Admiral Bhagwat caused the NDA government to collapse, when J. Jayalalitha withdrew support of her MP's over the issue. Its not such a simple thing to sack a service chief, no matter what the Babu's might like to imagine. Puarji: This is a bit ove...
by Avik
12 Sep 2011 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602887

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

What can a Corps accomplish? An Indian Strike Corps can theoretically isolate and destroy a Pakistani armored division in detail (a complete functional-kill, not a mission-kill on paper). Keeping this in mind, are you sure an Indian armored division can do the same to a Pakistani armored division? ...
by Avik
12 Sep 2011 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602887

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Austin wrote: For eg the Armoured Division , Regiment equation would have still remain the same had we been a only T-72 force or say operated most type of it, what impact does qualitatively better systems like Arjun Mk2/Mk1 or even T-90 have on the number and force structure since you can achieve m...
by Avik
30 Aug 2011 19:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 414574

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^^^^^^ Sridhar K: The second car segment is still a very minor segment of the market. Very few cars in India, if at all, are launched targeting just the second car segment- at best, its an add-on. The Nano, as it was positioned during its launch, was supposed to be a mass market car. The second car...
by Avik
30 Aug 2011 14:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602887

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^^Where did you hear that about 7 ID? Chaiwalas/panwalas/their cousins? hain ji? Having said that, expect Arjuns to be deployed south of Punjab in formations from Fazilka-Abohar to Gujarat (as may be pertinent) Yup..masala-chaiwala. 7 Div is expected to follow 4 Div. I am also intrigued by X Corps...

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