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by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754489

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Orignal quiz question Quiz : There is a SF unit which has recently been in the news. Its nick name comes from its history - it was raised by converting an entire inf bn. The nickname refers to a weapon used by one of India's greatest hero who was a great king, statesman and visionary. Name the unit,...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Jumping up levels of command to regt and brigade - armour must appear on enemy flanks and turn them. That was the old cavalry did. Second the sheer shock effect of armour and the news 'tanks are here' when not expected raises alarm and fear. Thats why armour must press on....always. Lalmohan ji logi...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

To me, the key aspects of employing armor are: 1. They always have to be a part (naybe vanguard, maybe not) of combined arms. Particularly, significant engineer assets for clearing ninefields, creating bridges and being able to do field repair of damaged tanks. In addition, SP Arty, UAV and ground ...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Now how do I position my troops (3/4 tanks each) ? I must give them clear objectives and separate objectives. Its quite important that during battle my tanks are moving with purpose and with clear objectives. This is to avoid a meele and to avoid friendly fire. And I must know how they are getting o...
by Akshay Kapoor
20 Mar 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Good points gents. Anoop good to see you back. Commenting via a mobile so please excuse my errors. Let’s take a squadron and apply the points you gents have made to it. Offensive task - in overall offensive task yes combined arms is necessary mostly front two aspects - logistics catching up with arm...
by Akshay Kapoor
18 Mar 2018 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754489

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Quiz : There is a SF unit which has recently been in the news. Its nick name comes from its history - it was raised by converting an entire inf bn. The nickname refers to a weapon used by one of India's greatest hero who was a great king, statesman and visionary. Name the unit, the weapon and the pa...
by Akshay Kapoor
18 Mar 2018 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4345
Views: 1019403

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

shaun wrote:We had MOFTU !!!


?? Had ? Is it demobbed now ?
by Akshay Kapoor
18 Mar 2018 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

akshay-ji I am not a soldier, not had any military training. therefore i cannot comment on sub unit tactics my simple thinking is how can you manoeuvre whilst staying concealed and concentrating your firepower against the enemy's weak points? that really depends on the terrain you are in and the cl...
by Akshay Kapoor
18 Mar 2018 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Your post was well thought out and made good points so I thought you might know more about armour sub unit tactics. Good lesson to all on BR - just applying logic with diligence, visualising and spending effort leads to good insights even if you have no military training or experience.
by Akshay Kapoor
16 Mar 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

the primary advantage of tanks are their ability to rapidly manoeuvre and bring to bear firepower to create a breakthrough in the enemy lines and then sever the communications/resupply routes (Guderian Panzer tactics first used devastatingly well against a technically superior French armoured force...
by Akshay Kapoor
16 Mar 2018 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Principles of armour - 1 - armour needs to keep momentum. Whether it is large open deserts or more funnel like situations in other terrain. It needs to keep moving not only to protect itself but more importantly to fulfill its role of delivering the required firepower at the required place at the re...
by Akshay Kapoor
16 Mar 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Who wants to tease out the main principles of armour use and combined armour / infantry operations. This is a tough one for a person like me. While I have no "inside knowledge" I have in my mind two scenarios: 1. What a vast mass of people on a public forum think tank warfare is/should be...
by Akshay Kapoor
16 Mar 2018 18:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

And of course Supandi and Shikari Shambu, Vikram Betal and sometimes Chanda Mama.
by Akshay Kapoor
16 Mar 2018 18:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Correct. Tal it is. Now for bonus points which district of India are those 3 tals from. Easy one. Yup!! Nainital district. Re Bahadur - it’s inspector V..... Got it Inspector Vishal. I cannot remember if his last name was mentioned in any of the comics that I read. Well done sir. No his last name w...
by Akshay Kapoor
13 Mar 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2422
Views: 311110

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I agree ‘historic ties’ have no relevance - in fact we don’t even know what that means. However there is definitely space to see if Iran Shi’a vs Pak Sunni conflict can be created. This is perhaps one of the most important tools and shouldn’t be dismissed without a proper analysis.
by Akshay Kapoor
13 Mar 2018 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 963
Views: 113924

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

This is GOLD. 1) An article critical of Evangelical Christianity in the US, calling out their hypocrisy and detailing their long historical connection to Slavery and White Supremacism, was published in Forbes magazine yesterday. 2) The article was suddenly removed by Forbes! 3) The article then rea...
by Akshay Kapoor
13 Mar 2018 22:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Complete the following phrases (clue in Rakesh' post) : Naini..... Bhim.... Naukuchiya.... Naini tal Bhim tal Naukuchiya tal Tal is the Hindi shabd for a lake. Correct. And the police officer who mentored him ? Can't remember this, cannot tell this without googling- that would not be fair. Correct....
by Akshay Kapoor
13 Mar 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Who wants to tease out the main principles of armour use and combined armour / infantry operations.
by Akshay Kapoor
13 Mar 2018 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

An excellent excellent article by Gen Harbaksh Singh who was GOCnC Western Command during 65 ops. He talks about combined arms tactics and each component arm. Notice use of reverse slopes, enfilade fire etc as I have discussed earlier. Notice the need to maintain grit and resolve , notice the Pak us...
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3095
Views: 511722

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

When will there be a film on Winston Churchill, the barbaric monster with the blood of millions on his hands? Imperialistic pop culture has enshrined Churchill only as a military great, a fun drunk, a loyal monarchist with a penchant for fine speech and a flair for loquacious prose. But the British...
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 23:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Complete the following phrases (clue in Rakesh' post) :

Naini.....
Bhim....
Naukuchiya....
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Picture below is NOT a photo trick. The water is * REALLY * that clear. https://twitter.com/chopsyturvey/status/972678431732355072 ---> Dawki River known as one that carries “flying boats”. Due to crystal clear waters which permit seeing depths in excess of 10 meters with naked eye. It borders Indi...
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Kashi wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.


Bahadur!!

Long live Indrajaal.


Correct. And the police officer who mentored him ?
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 22:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Not a bad solution. We do carry LMG spare barrels so its certainly feasible if the number of shells fired after which barrels need to be changed is reasonable. What is your estimate on number of shells fired after which barrel will need to be changed.
by Akshay Kapoor
12 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754489

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Re making bridges, the problem is that this often happens as an abdication of civil administrations role. They can't keep shying away from their basic duties and keep calling the army in. And then they want to lord it over the forces as a 'superior' organisation - as Vidurji say's they have 'power a...
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 246631

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Vivek K wrote:India SHOULD not open its software in export versions. That is foolish and will lose money. India has had to go through painful experiences with integrating other stores on M2K etc.


There are serious espionage concerns as well....software must be absolutely sacrosant.
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 246631

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Why all this open source business. We have IPR and product and should sell it as well as r AMC or ekse we are fools. Was wondering if there was any strategic advantage to this 'open architecture'. Can't see any either. Infact my view is that we have proved our capacity in overall design, aerodynami...
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

India is the only country in the world to have all 3 of the 4 big cats in wild - Lion, Tiger and Leapord (Jaguar/Panther - restricted to the americas). I would also credit this to the divinity of the animals to choose themselves to be born in this country. Lion and Tigers are vahans of the Devi. Be...
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Kashi wrote:
vipins wrote:No Hippos in Kaziranga!!


No hippos in wild anywhere in India for that matter! Hippos are native to sub-Saharan Africa.


Thanks gents. Quizmaster stands corrected....and resolves to do more research next time !
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Mar 2018 01:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

VKumar wrote:
arshyam wrote:Thanks for the danda saar.


Chacha Chowdhury, who else? :)


ARVIND KEJRIWAL?


Hahaha. Its Chacha Chowdhury of course.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Mar 2018 00:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Pathik, I want you to post one story about a real life good role model. Not Namo or politicians. Will make all our days and yours too.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Mar 2018 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Okay folks. A decision has been taken that this thread will be only positive. Post about the million different facets of India - culture, food, wild life , nature, monuments , personal interest stories , real life hero's , epics, poems etc but everything happy and positive. Any post not doing that w...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Mar 2018 00:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Kaziranga. But happy to be corrected if wrong. Extra marks for correction.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Mar 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Inf Div has 3 inf bdes, one arty bde, 1 ENGR Regt, ASC Bn, Signals and sometimes an Armoured Regt. In Plains AD regt could also be there. Moutain Div is the same but its arty is lighter and more mobile and it doesn't have an AD regt.
by Akshay Kapoor
06 Mar 2018 22:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dear Mr. Akshay Kapoor, I think you deleted my comment, made earlier, in response to the post you made about not tolerating anyone calling army officers jokers. At least I am not able to find my comment after having searched for it a few times already, yesterday and today. Or it seems to have myste...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 74024

Re: Know Your India

Oh dear. Saw this thread and thought there might be some nice info. Like wildlife parks or culture tidbits I didnt know about or some nice nuggets about our country and culture and history We need to do something about this thread. Will discuss but for now guys do try posting some real nuggets about...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

And what was Bravo Coy doing ? They hear fire and make no attempt to find out from BN HQ what's happening ? Remember they are in advance and were not expecting contact so soon. So if contact has happened they need to find out why and where. Especially if they are line abreast because they need to kn...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Some comments. First every platoon and should have a radio set so one break down should not cause a big problem. Second every officer has a runner/sahayak/buddy. The primary op role is to carry messages. So again this shouldn't happen in Indian Army. Lastly support from the other company is usually ...

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