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by Avik
30 Aug 2011 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602265

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

rohit, 43rd and 75th are in same RAPID ? Not that I know of. At last call, 43rd->24 RAPID and 75th->12 RAPID. But this is based on pics of Arjun with formation sign of 24 RAPID and these are a bit dated. You never know about these things unless something appears in public. Rohit: The first batch of...
by Avik
30 Aug 2011 13:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 414135

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The main problem with the Nano happenned with its positioning. A car, in India, is an aspirational product, and Nano's association with terms like the low cost car, the cheap car, the 1 lakh car etc, while correct literally, massively hurt the aspirational desire for the car. The same problem happen...
by Avik
08 Aug 2011 13:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

1. The accident board determined it was an error by the Captain of the merchant ship which caused the incident. So there is no question of "allowing" anything. 2. No Capital ship was "rear ended". There was a collision incident caused by Paki misadventure. But nothing could be &...
by Avik
07 Aug 2011 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

This tendency to draw a very thick line between IA command and GoI to show one as a good cop and other as bad is laughable Sure...but am wondering if you would extend the same logic to the Navy allowing one of its ships to sink at harbour or allowing a capital ship to get rear-ended by the Pakis? W...
by Avik
04 Jul 2011 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Also, btw the Ghatak platoons are the QRT teams in the infantry bns. They are not SF, just quick reaction, and are typically commanded by the second junior most subaltern...
by Avik
04 Jul 2011 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Rohit, A questions of IA Special Forces... Are all IA Special forces within 50 (I) Para Brigade? or do we have them within other formations? Are Ghatak Commandos considered SF or just Kammandu? Dont want to step on RV's toes, but here's what I know.. 50 Bde has 3 battalions; sometimes its all three...
by Avik
13 Jun 2011 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 952332

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The JF 17 seems to have similarities with the Northrop F -5 Tiger. The fuselage shape and air intakes seem to have close resemblance.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_F-5
by Avik
07 Jun 2011 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 775154

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

Nope. It does not. The unit may move/shift to new formation across India and take up tactical number alloted within that formation. Rohit: Have to call you out on this one. The tactical number allotted to units within formations does change every three years or so. So, lets say, you have an engr re...
by Avik
16 May 2011 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 220446

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

I was thinking about what Shiv had posted a couple of pages back, about Pak Fauj smarting under the Abbottabad insult and planning some strike to restore its H&D... If we were to consider India as an obvious target, would Paki Fauj attempt a full blown confrontation a-la Kargil? Perhaps not, giv...
by Avik
15 May 2011 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602265

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

rohit don't be impolite. Knowledge confers special responsibilities. Ramanaji: Not taking up cudgels on anyone's behalf, but lets put a stop to nonsense from self styled yellow journalists as well. The shallowness and sheer errors in some of the "writings" spouted by some characters would...
by Avik
13 May 2011 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1532090

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^^^^^

Yup..those T 55/54s are from the Armd Div Engr Regt...
by Avik
10 May 2011 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

for those who have served with men it is easy to understand the "bonding" which is being jocularly dealt with here. it is this "bonding" between officers and the men they lead that takes a unit through its difficult and testing times. in field and operational area that "bon...
by Avik
03 May 2011 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 952332

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

How was osama's body taken from near Islamabad to USN Carl Vinson which was positioned somewhere in the Arabian Sea? (hopefully, in international waters) It cannot be taken by a chopper as there is none that can travel that much distance (more that 1100 kms http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/d ....
by Avik
03 May 2011 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 858236

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The Barrielly squadron is a dedicated R&S unit, wih the planes equipped with SAR sensors, mostly Israeli...this unit replaced the Mig25 squadron based there for the same purpose.. The other Su30 sqdns would not be equipped in the same configuration.. Not really true. What Bareilly airbase reall...
by Avik
03 May 2011 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 241568

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2

Here's something I dont understand: Musharraf was running Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. Osama Bin Laden moved into Abbottabad in 2005/06. So, all this arrangement was taken care of when he was the President. After all, Kayani was Musharraf's most loyal dog as DG ISI. Now, Musharraf stays in central Lo...
by Avik
25 Apr 2011 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

What about Military Police it already has? Sir...please read what I have written in my previous post! This would have to be developed internally with the existing manpower of the CMP, with a specialized officer cadre focused on investigation and analysis. Hence, the army's plan to re-mould the CMP....
by Avik
25 Apr 2011 16:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

My humble opinion. It is better to "reuse" any of the existing police agencies (Central Police Agencies), in the policing work at the Army. This I feel would be more productive than increasing the size of CMP, recruiting investigating officers (who are permenantly assigned to the CMP), gi...
by Avik
25 Apr 2011 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

IIRC, there isn't much love lost between mils and paramil (CPOs as they are now referred to). Sir, this is a wrong characterization. In the main, the relationship between the army and the PMFs like BSF, AR, ITBP is quite close. The army doesnt really have a problem with these orgs and is pretty app...
by Avik
24 Apr 2011 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 887098

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

IA is clearly showing that they do not wantg to be world leaders - their hankering for phoren maal shows their slavish mentality! So....I guess, MTNL, BSNL, Airtel etc. should not buy stuff from Ericsson, Alcatel etc, and only from C-DoT and ITI; and if C-DoT and ITI dont have the capability, wait ...
by Avik
22 Mar 2011 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 775154

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

^^^^^^

Most probably, this agitation/demand is inspired by the workers union...
by Avik
09 Mar 2011 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 678637

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^^^^
Rohit: Completely agree with you there. We need an additional Corps level formation in the NE to counter possible moves by PLA through Myanmar and also plan for any friskiness by the Bangladeshis, especially if Khaleda Zia and her cohorts are back in power.
by Avik
10 Feb 2011 22:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 732742

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Hari Nair: I have been at Aero India now for the past 2 days, and I can easily say that the best flying display, by far, is by the LCH. There are no two ways about this. I have been interacting with a range of folks from India and abroad, and the LCH is non-pareil! My kudos to Unnikrishnan Nair. Peo...
by Avik
02 Feb 2011 23:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategy guru K Subrahmanyam passes away
Replies: 235
Views: 29002

Re: Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam passes away

A true genius. One man who made such a difference and contributed so much. Looking at the current crop of "experts", one can only say "Sau sunaar ki, ek luhaar ki"
by Avik
31 Jan 2011 22:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 944960

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Perhaps its a little too early to delve into an autopsy, but is the hull damage a pointer to structural weakness brought about by corrosion? Is the quality of steel used in construction susceptible to higher rates of corrosion or is the quality of build questionable? I have these queries simply beca...
by Avik
27 Jan 2011 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 987610

Re: LCA News and Discussions

it started during op parakram since mil folks were busy with the real thing. In addition, two more factors contruibuted to the parade being curtailed: 1) Incessant complaints by dilli-billis about how their precious morning commute was a huge hassle due to the long parade, and the attendant road bl...
by Avik
24 Jan 2011 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Article on IA's newst arty div. Claims it will be stood up by year-end. Some stuff on a new SF unit as well.....

http://www.dailypioneer.com/312885/Indi ... power.html
by Avik
24 Jan 2011 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 944960

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Actually the options for large submarines are there. These being all the shipyards that had responded to the original Collins class RFP, other than the Kockums design. They were: 1) DCNS' proposal for a conventional version of the Rubis class 2) HDW + Thyssen Nordseewerk' proposal for TR 1700 3) Dut...
by Avik
20 Jan 2011 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 312131

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Ahmad Shah’s superiority in pitched battle could have been negated if the Marathas had conducted their traditional ganimi kava, or guerrilla warfare,as advised by Malharrao Holkar, in Punjab and in north India How feasible is guerrilla warfare in the plains and flatlands of Haryana/Punjab? I can un...
by Avik
15 Jan 2011 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I hope I'm not reading too much into it but the only reason the BMP2 could have been there may have been to deter a possible assault by terrorists from the main road leading to the parade ground. Yes, you are :wink: . There was a display of army equipment including tanks, BMPs and AD vehivles, and ...
by Avik
14 Dec 2010 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The police would be fools to attend a court of enquiry conducted by an organisation whose personnel targetted them . It would be better that any case involving a military personnel and civilian (or civil law enforcement) be automatically moved to a civilian judicial court. Dude: You do see the cont...
by Avik
14 Dec 2010 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Sir, have been to Pune Cantt. a couple of times. If Police cannot enter a Cantonment Area (without prior sanction from the Army brass) who enforces law and order there? And if I am not mistaken there are lots of civilians too in Pune Cantt. area. I have not seen any Military Police doing any sort o...
by Avik
01 Dec 2010 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

My dear fellow orbat junkie.....please to look up the number of Armored, RAPIDs and Mechanized Brigades and their spread across the existing Corps and see if you can sew up four IBG. And what impact it will have on the existing permutation and combination of Armored assets. Good question boss :) Ju...
by Avik
01 Dec 2010 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

First lets even see if have the equipment for Cold start the answer - nada - Surya: Yes and No! If we are focussing on whether all 8 IBGs have all the equipment, then the answer is no. But if we can make do with, say 4 IBGs for the time being, then the answer would be yes! No? Hypothetically, if sa...
by Avik
27 Nov 2010 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

My ideal orbat for Ladakh is: (a) 14 Corps - Siachen, Partappur Sector, Northern and Central Ladakh: new (I) Mountain Brigade, 102(I) brigade, brigade equivalent of Ladakh Scouts plus two Infantry Divisions. (b) 17 Corps (new) - Southern Ladakh with independent command for HP-Tibet border: 2 RAPIDS...
by Avik
27 Nov 2010 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Thanks Rohit. Now, continuing, After all, what PLA forces are we facing in Ladakh? PLA Border troops and some main PLA Infantry. Unlike Kashmir LOC, I don't need to match the opposition for each of his soldier (and where, we'd move from (2) to limited (3)). PLA is not exactly on the LAC, but they do...
by Avik
27 Nov 2010 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887500

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

A short analysis of the development - (a) With the raising of two additional divisions under the Northern Command, not only does the IA addresses the imbalance on the Tibetan front, it also raises many options for itself on the Pakistan front - especially, the Northern Areas. Rohit, we are geared t...
by Avik
06 Nov 2010 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 602265

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^^^^ Rahulm: What you've written is very true. The Indian Railways has the best record at uprating and innovation amongst all heavy engineering companies in India- Private and Public. Infact BHEL, TELCO etc. all fall behind compared to CLW and DLW. The IR has taken the basic ALCO 2100 HP design and...
by Avik
06 Nov 2010 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 290792

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

^^^^^^^ Philip : Banning of Paki overflights by India would be a perfect example of cutting ones nose to spite the face, by India! Far more number of flights from India, by Indian carriers fly to Europe, US, Cantral Asia and Russia, overflying Pakistan, than PIA flights over India to SE Asia. Hence,...
by Avik
05 Nov 2010 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 290792

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

Thats actually incorrect. More countries allow Paki's visa on arrival than they do for Indians. Harbans : It may be worthwhile to do a bit of research before scoring needless self goals. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Of-193-nations-Indians-have-visa-free-access-to-only-50/articleshow/663...

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