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by rajatmisra
28 Jan 2012 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 239022

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

nelson reason I asked was someone said that the best army maching contingent leads the paraded followed by the Guards So maybe its the winner of the Army day parade The Delhi police uses .303 with bayonets while marching. Looked quite elegant and different from army contingents. Must be much heavie...
by rajatmisra
24 Jan 2012 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 380085

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d5AT_Dw1Ap0/TwlH00iYqHI/AAAAAAAAOoo/SYYkXb3yEx4/s1600/vks.jpg What do the two badges above the chief's nameplate signify. I believe one is an ATGM badge, which one though? (courtesy: Livefist) Red and Gold: ATGM Qualified Black and Silver: Cannon Launched Guided Missile (T...
by rajatmisra
24 Jan 2012 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 239022

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

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Can someone give a link to that, or elaborate?
by rajatmisra
22 Jan 2012 20:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 239022

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

To someone from outside, it seems clear that the Army must accept blame for the various issues. If a succession plan is being drawn to favour an undeserving candidate, it is being done by someone from within. The MS branch is a part of the force as well. Issue is that how could so called incompetent...
by rajatmisra
14 May 2011 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1002330

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Any idea if the navy is contemplating getting retired sea harriers at a "throwaway" price from the UK, as some reports suggest? If they are indeed coming very cheap, would it make sense to just have them in any case and also go for an upgrade as and when required? heck the enemy would just...
by rajatmisra
14 May 2011 13:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565259

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Will the final selection be only driven by price, or will there be a weightage for technical capabilities as well?
One thought - the French already have a large order for Nuclear Power Plant in Jaitapur - will that affect the decision on the MMRCA in anyway?
by rajatmisra
07 May 2011 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 547905

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Sorry for an extremely basis query

- WHy the MMRCA when Su30 is there - is there any subsanial difference in roles / capabilities?
- WOuld not Su30, along with LCA, Mig29, Mirage2K upgraded be enough?
by rajatmisra
10 May 2010 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 547905

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Sorry, the last question rephrased: If an existing regular infantry unit (say 21 Maratha LI) is converted to Para, then obviously the Para would not remain an all volunteer unit? further, then would 21 Maratha LI continue to recruit from its traditional area of recruitment, or would it be from pan-I...
by rajatmisra
10 May 2010 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 547905

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

What is the key difference between a "normal" Para unit and an SF unit? Are all Para now being converted to SF?
ALso if para is all volunteer, then what happens when existing regiments are converted?
by rajatmisra
02 May 2010 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 547905

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

i am sure an idiotic question to many, but neverthless - the IAF has phased out Mig23 and 27, though they were more contemporary that Mig-21s. All, I understand, were in similar roles. Is that correct? then why phase them out and retain Mig21?
by rajatmisra
19 Apr 2010 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 966014

Re: Indian Military Aviation

On naval aviation (not sure if there is a diff thread for that), what is happening to the plans of upgrading sea harrier?
by rajatmisra
19 Apr 2010 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Dogra Scouts Expedition
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: Dogra Scouts Expedition

ANy update?
by rajatmisra
19 Apr 2010 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 189181

Re: The IAF History Thread

Mig 21 variants still continue in service in large numbers. WHy has the IAF phased out MIG 23 and 27, which were more contemporary than the Mig 21? As I understand, all were suited for fighter - interceptor and ground attack roles.
by rajatmisra
18 Apr 2010 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 189181

Re: The IAF History Thread

do we have any PAF aircrafts as war trophies?
by rajatmisra
17 Apr 2010 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 189181

Re: The IAF History Thread

SOrry, am a civvie and a newbie to defence matters - though very interested in history. Came across the following on wikipedia, and did not know where to ask. Probably this is the best link to post it to. Can somebody comment if it is true - both the incidences: In June 1965, prior to the outbreak o...
by rajatmisra
21 Mar 2010 21:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 519586

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

If Arjun is indeed the better tank, and the hinderance is production rate at Avadi, then DPSUs and ohter PSUS / Pvt Sector could step in. Long back BHEL had a role to play in first few prototype, going by media reports. No reason that cons like BHEL, BEML, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland etc cannot be ta...
by rajatmisra
08 Mar 2010 18:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 43725

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Solar - issue is cost. With Rs 15/kwh or around, the issue becomes on ability of our loss making electricity boards / discoms to absorb significant quantities of such costly power. It is all right to say that global companies want to come to India - of course they would as no other country has such ...
by rajatmisra
14 Feb 2010 16:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 519586

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

For bottlenecks regarding delivery schedules by Avadi, other PSUs can also be considered. Long back te first few prototypes were made by BHEL, going by newspaper reports. If there are enough orders, PSUs like BHEL would be happy to set up a dedicated production line.
by rajatmisra
05 Feb 2010 16:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 519586

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

As a civilian postin for the first time, apologies if it sounds simplistic. There seem to be a whole lot of issues surrounding T90 Vs Arjun, and the Army has to not only be absolutely transparent and also be seen to be transaprent. Cilvilians really respect the institution of armed forces, and certa...

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