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by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 629763

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Not it’s not as hard as it’s made out. First and foremost we must be clear that J&K is Roy of India and not more or less than any other state. No question of ‘settlement’. No discussion on that. Second we must understand tbe centre of gravity of the problem and change it via propaganda and sophi...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 629763

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQ3M2BwLN8

useful background material on the evolution of different tanzeems in kashmir and how they morphed.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Sir, come to the J&K thread when you have some time. I'm sure you have some useful ideas on how to manage the situation in the valley. I am going to post some quite useful videos. Check them out.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I think we need to stop self flagellation on Kashmir settlement. Its part of India and that's it. Nothing to settle. POK is also ours and will be liberated at right time. Enough Nehruvian pusillanimity. Thanks to this waited 15 years to incorporate Goa after the British left. The first colonizer wa...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Please don't put words in my mouth. I did not say that 'its the army's job to sort Kashmir'. Of course there has to be a political process - isnt that what elections are ? And what kind of a statement is ' we cannot shoot everyone'. Who is shooting everyone ? I never suggested that ! Anyway you show...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^ Where is the ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits in this 'innocent young students' example. Just curious - so are only muslim youth in Kashmir valley allowed to experiment with delinquency and then when that leads to massacre of people of other religions (hindu or sikh or buddists) that's all...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Or maybe they are not doing this it’s our stupidity which is doing it. Either way their objective is being achieved.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Yes that's why its quite important to liquidate the terrorists because if you hand them over to the police its equivalent to giving them a 60%-75% chance of freedom. You know why terrorism stopped in Punjab ? Because the DGP and state govt wanted it to. The state govt in Kashmir is invested in terro...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Shiv sir, This is a separate incident. This is the incident we are talking about. https://www.oneindia.com/india/shopian-firing-fir-against-army-major-unfortunate-says-gen-anbu-2631156.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/it-was-desperate-situation-army-says-in-counter-fir/articleshow/6273...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793665

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

There were reports in 2005-06 of BSF stating Pakis were hardening Bunkers during the ceasefire. Wonder why we did not do the same and plan for this at that time ? Have you read the article I attached ? It answers your question. We did not and do not have the necessary operational budget. LC conditi...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793665

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I have been saying for a while....our defences need to be hardened.

Read this https://swarajyamag.com/defence/my-hq-w ... -live-with
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Akshay Kapoor...they have tied us sure..but at what cost to them? they dug a hole for us but fell into a crevasse themselves... i am surprised u have respect for such clowns !! Grudging respect for the enemy's tactical thinking, their ability to tie a much larger adversary down and their sheer hara...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 640477

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

prasannasimha wrote:How do you import into a different airframe the FCS of a totally diffent aircraft ?


Very simple. Watch Altered Carbon on Netflix. Convert Tejas 'systems' into a stack and import into any sleeve. If this can be done for human beings it can be done for Tejas. No problems.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I have a grudging respect for Pak. They have tied us down in ways we could not have dreamed of. Aditya we have always been fighting with one arm tied. But now we have the enemy behind us (in our system) with a dagger out.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

What’s the point of all this ‘strategic independence’ through indigenisation where we spend so much effort on BRF when our own laws can be subverted against us. Surely that’s far more dangerous.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Yes this needs a systemic solution and clarity on a state govt’s right to prosecute the national army. And the judiciary’s right to overturn legislation by interpretation. Unless this is addressed the future is dangerous. If I were the enemy then I would just subvert the judiciary and state govts. I...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

So let me understand this : 1. The armed forces status is constantly reduced to the extent they become second class citizens 2. Pay is barely survival and if the soldier/officer dies he may get 5 mins of mourning from TV channels but then the family suffers financially and on a day to day basis cann...
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Feb 2018 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940782

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

chetak wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Chetak sir,

I consider Gen's Sagat Singh and Hanut Singh as my gurus but my heart is always with the one and only Admiral Echo Chandy Kuruvilla. Oh the stories I have heard. I have to ask - are they true ?


most of them are.


Pls check your pm
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 640477

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Aha to prevent flanking from behind. I’m glad they have been reading the tactics thread.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Sudeep it’s not correct that there won’t be immediate outcome. Troops will avoid contact and officers will not plan and execute CT ops. Trust between troops and officers will be compromised. Trust in the country will be compromised. The terrorists haven’t been able to defeat us but our own courts an...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Re Gen Harwants article. Exactly my concern. I think army has to say ‘we are stopping CI Ops immediately’. If the police want to file FIRs let them handle the terrorists. And let the nation bear the consequences.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940782

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chetak sir, I consider Gen's Sagat Singh and Hanut Singh as my gurus but my heart is always with the one and only Admiral Echo Chandy Kuruvilla. Oh the stories I have heard. I have to ask - are they true ? most of them are. I remain ever in awe of him. Sometimes when I want to recount one of his st...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Calvin your math is also wrong. The ratio of 1:20 is number of secy level posts of IAS officers vs serving IAS officers ! How do other cadres come in ? You can do the same calculation for IPS, IFS etc, allied services etc separately. I really wish Vidur would comment You had asked me to comment so ...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940782

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And planters punch.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940782

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

only an idiot will say ‘what’s the point’ when hundreds of Pak sites are attacked. What these warriors are doing is crucial. Super crucial. I shall have many appams in their honour. Well done guys. And well done those shady people in interesting places who notice this and do their craft. This war ne...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Shiv sir, don’t forget Op Sadhbhavna. The army does more work for Kashmiris than the civil administration.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38530

Re: Tactics & military craft

You are on the right track but an important point is missed out. Think enfilade .... Re assaults - when assaulting LMG fires it is at an angle because that way it can cover more of the enemy line. If it’s firing perpendicular to enemy line it will hit only one person but if it’s almost parallel to t...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38530

Re: Tactics & military craft

Quiz : why are many trenches dug in a zig zag manner. Try not to google the answer and use the principles you have learnt. Hint - how does the LMG group of a section place its fire in classic fire and move ?
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38530

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sure, it's a vast topic, so I will start with some basic thoughts. Two sets of factors are - conventional vs unconventional enemy forces and enemy territory vs home territory. These influence the tactics, manpower and amount of firepower used. Based on these factors, we can have the following types...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ArjunPandit wrote:3 jawans martyred in napaki shelling
What stops us from bringing out heavy artillery?


I think a big move of arty (including SATA batteries) from the arty divs and the strike corps reserves to LC is necessary. Might as well give them field firing practice.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I am surprised that no one has picked up on the news that JKP has filed FIRs with names against soldiers and one officer for 10 Garhwal under pressure from Mehbooba Mufti. They were on the way in a convoy, one section of convoy lost the way and entered a village where they were attacked and had to ...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Feb 2018 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754474

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I am surprised that no one has picked up on the news that JKP has filed FIRs with names against soldiers and one officer for 10 Garhwal under pressure from Mehbooba Mufti. They were on the way in a convoy, one section of convoy lost the way and entered a village where they were attacked and had to ...
by Akshay Kapoor
03 Feb 2018 16:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 749542

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Some exceprts from an article from Mr Amar Bhusan former Spl Sec R&AW "Filling top posts with senior-most officers is the easiest option. But it works as a disincentive for those who are far more professionally sound and have handled tougher assignments. Making it to the selection panel is ...
by Akshay Kapoor
03 Feb 2018 16:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 749542

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Also AD is an operational expert who has put his life on the line by spending years in enemy territory and got a KC. What he must have forgotten about intel ops this gent will not learn in many lifetimes. He has every right to deal with operatives as he is form their profession and their guru. He ha...
by Akshay Kapoor
03 Feb 2018 16:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800315

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Tsarkar ji, I wish this was true! I adopted gmail early on and share a similar gmail address with a prominent IAS. I get a lot of official emails.. 'Chief Election Commissioner of Tanzania wants to establish a dialogue ......' :-D I have given up correcting them now. Turn it into an opportunity.......
by Akshay Kapoor
03 Feb 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 326403

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Shivaji's contribution was far greater -- he created an early modern national army that served to protect the people, unlike most medieval armies that existed solely for extortion and looting. He introduced regular taxation (instead of jagirs and mansabdaris), balanced budgets and pensions for vete...

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