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by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Welcome shiv sir. Not a digression - you have made a very important point. How to maintain communications within the companies during advance and defence and how to maintain cohesion. If you can get us some info on the tactical situation we can also look at battle. What were the tasks of each compan...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5045
Views: 1014466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How's the tax base increase post demo and GST looking. Suraj some analysis of that would be quite useful espeicllay wrt to enforcement measures using data collected from demo.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5045
Views: 1014466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Will this be part of FCI ? How do we ensure it doesn't become a scam at local level.
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

We have done a bit of batallion tactics as well. And we have also demonstrated the different tactics flow from the operational imperative of different terrain and the type of operational situation. This grounding was very important to have an appreciation of what works and why. Without that apprecia...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 17:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 324616

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I think Arjun can have a role in strengthening up the RAPIDs pivot divisions. These have dual role of holding and strike as needed. IA has armoured divisions,. Infantry are two types Pivot Strike No, that's not quite correct. We have 2 types of Corps - PIvot and Strike. Strike Corps have an Armoure...
by Akshay Kapoor
05 Mar 2018 17:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 324616

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Akshay sir.. reposting.... The Arjuns are deployed in the desert rather than Punjab and south J&K. In the desert the armour advance will be in line abreast formation rather than deep echelon formation like in Punjab and Chicken Neck. Advancing in deep echelon formation across Cholistan doesn't ...
by Akshay Kapoor
04 Mar 2018 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The whole problem is this divorce between the long term perspective plan, 5 year defence plan and annual budget. As Vidurji has said many times, even CCS clearance means nothing because fund actually come from annaul budget which bears 0 relation to 5 year defence plan and much less to long term pe...
by Akshay Kapoor
04 Mar 2018 02:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 324616

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

No every tank does not need a mine plough but some do. In a regt of 45 tanks I think 4-5 are enough. Large scale mine sweeping will be given by Armd and assault ENGR regts of the Armd Div (remember there is 1 ENGR regt in every Div). So there will be a troop of that regt with each armd regt. I thin...
by Akshay Kapoor
04 Mar 2018 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793693

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Anyway the fact is that IB across from Jammu and LoC is a no-go area in Pakistan - in particular for media and as you correctly say the casualty count is being suppressed. Sialkot is not really a no go area, it's one of the larger urban settlements in Pakistan with quite a few factories producing s...
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Re ^^ funding article posted by Philip sir.Great, we never seem to run out of reasons to not fund defence....so now a banking scam is the reason.
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The Talwars regularly won naval trophies for best warships.Their size and capability are ideal for fleet multi-role workhorses.They will carry BMos,SAMs,either Shtil or B-8,gatlings,anti-sub torpedoes,MBUs,plus an ASW/AEW helo,main gun and effective sensors for the same.They are not outdated by any...
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4775
Views: 631977

Re: Internal Security Watch

Does not include murder of Hindu activists. http://www.5forty3.in/gaze_articles.php?articalid=205 So its not a dramatic fall then. I read in zee news a couple of days that WB Govt is trying to close hundreds of 'RSS' schools. Violence comes in many forms....conversion and intimidation like this is ...
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 16:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 324616

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

That wont work because the logistics chain has to be the same in case of break downs tread sheding etc. No harm in having a few Arjuns tanks with mine plows. In the solution I suggested the tank regt will have no mine plows but the Armd Engr Sqdn will.
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 16:08
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

1st solo can mean many things, the VERY FIRST solo is probably the most nerve racking... see here from 21.01 mins, how the RAF does it. "very big step" If you watch the whole episode the old instruction techniques as demonstrated by 1 of the instructors are no longer acceptable. I think t...
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 940783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

That's incorrect Shivalik cost around 600 mill USD (2400 crores 40-45 USD conversion at that time) in 2010. But Imo we should have continued building them but navy was hesitant due to price tag and wanted a better bang for buck and went with P17a. If shivalik were built now with Barak-8 and Brahmos...
by Akshay Kapoor
02 Mar 2018 15:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 324616

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

No every tank does not need a mine plough but some do. In a regt of 45 tanks I think 4-5 are enough. Large scale mine sweeping will be given by Armd and assault ENGR regts of the Armd Div (remember there is 1 ENGR regt in every Div). So there will be a troop of that regt with each armd regt. I think...
by Akshay Kapoor
01 Mar 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This could also be a Maskirovka. Read Nitin Gokhales account on how disinformation was sowed lulling Pam into a false sense of security before surgical strikes . More I think about it more it makes sense. Let’s hope this is true.
by Akshay Kapoor
01 Mar 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Now its clear why its easy to say that we should trash/invade Pak etc but people who think so are a clear minority even within the armed forces apparently Can only imagine the tough job for modi even to get a moderately tough stance to be adopted by all folks in the higher circle How can you make t...
by Akshay Kapoor
01 Mar 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There is a lot of sense in building bridges with China while not showing fear because there is a civilizational convergence which is not there with Pak. Pak is a civilizational enemy. We must have that dialogue with china including the danger they face from Christian missionaries and Islam. However ...
by Akshay Kapoor
01 Mar 2018 19:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ever since Babur at Panipat, artillery has been a weakness for Indians. In fact Brirish Indian Army was allowed to raise artillery formations only just before WWII. After initial 75mm pack and 105mm howitzer, IA has ensured no Indian development of artillery with their attitude. You can't innovate ...
by Akshay Kapoor
01 Mar 2018 19:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

sum wrote:Shatrujeet reporting 155mm pounding pak positions in last couple of days and the first 155mm firing since 2003.


Good news if correct. I was under the impression only 105 mm were used and that too sparingly.
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Feb 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Thanks Shameek for linking this.
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

If someone can link the articles again I will be grateful. Because it’s too depressing to do so again. I wince everytime I see them. Going to drown my sorrows.
by Akshay Kapoor
11 Feb 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

No. No one gives a damn about soldiers and their families. I have linked Gen Hasnains article from SWARAJYA many time where he shows why URI happened because of no NVG and exactly as you say no wall and no HHTI. As Bde Commander he initiated case for wall, didn’t happen. As Dic commander he did so -...
by Akshay Kapoor
10 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 972354

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

fanne wrote:Iaf has already earmarked the second squadron for Tejas (the one with only iaf pvc earned).


Wow. That is a seriously big deal. Right DJ ?
by Akshay Kapoor
10 Feb 2018 23:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 972354

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

prat.patel wrote:What did 'KH' stand for in the serial numbering of prototype vehicles and the LSP birds?
And what does 'LH' stand for in the SP birds?


Kota Harinarayana ?
by Akshay Kapoor
10 Feb 2018 23:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 972354

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana wrote:I changed name to Tejas.
No more LCA.

Thanks,
Ramana


Good idea. When a I saw the Tejas thread it felt as if at long last there a dream has become real. Now we should also focus more on tactics and operational use Tejas.
by Akshay Kapoor
10 Feb 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1058010

Re: Levant crisis - III

Parasu pls edit your post and remove ‘thick headed’.
by Akshay Kapoor
10 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 629767

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Would we not agree where ever Naveed went, likelihood is he is still in Kashmir? And we need to make sure he remains so? I wonder with our multiple security grids in J&K wasn't he safer in jail instead? Unless there is an escape route or proven hiding place or a death wish what is the point of ...
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks Vips. I like Baba Kalyani too but remember he is a promoter so has more freedom to pivot the company to a direction he wants. For Tata SED CEO there are many stakeholders within Tatas he needs to convince and year they have shown commitment. Re testing of B52 as I have said countless times ar...
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Not only should they be blind to Pak propaganda they should receive ours
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sure. In fact rather than hard kills of television networks we should find a way to subvert them and control the messages. Absolutely crucial. Electricity and water networks can be taken out. In fact certain dams could be blown to flood in a big way.
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

ramana wrote:So what is the center of gravity for Pak military?

Is it Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi or Islamabad?


Probably their corporate network and their hold on the people. This war will have to be as much kinetic as its information warfare.
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

I have the outlisnes of a concept in mind. When Ramana sir gives go ahead I will as CnC West in the 2 front war play with this concept.
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38531

Re: Tactics & military craft

pak doctrine for some time has been to use irregulars in one way or other - in the case of an IA assault on an urban centre, they will likely mobilise their irregulars to 'die in a ditch' or a building to hold up the IA whilst regular PA moves out to more secure areas to regroup. irregulars here ca...
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 15:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

With procedure described as above it is hardly surprising that it takes decades for new items to be inducted in the forces. More than anything else we need to fix the procurement process and make it time bound and officials accountable for delays. That is attributable to the actions of the particul...
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 15:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ramana sir perhaps we can try to get your findings re the side slap, fuse issue to AHQ. I’ll pm you.
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 15:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks. Great summary. Lots of info to digest and how messed up we are. So BEL fuze facility is tie-up with Reshef of Israel. http://www.resheffuzes.com/index.aspx ARDE did work on fuzes for HSLD and these were made by OFB. Somehow they were prone to mishaps and OFB removed all traces of their invo...
by Akshay Kapoor
09 Feb 2018 14:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800318

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

From Make In India To Making In India: Q And A With Baba Kalyani https://swarajyamag.com/magazine/from-make-in-india-to-making-in-india-q-and-a-with-baba-kalyani Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani, chairman and managing director of the Kalyani group, speaks with Swarajya on indigenous defence production, ...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793693

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

My contract does not allow me to divulge any more but nevertheless, many thanks. P.S. Want to buy a photo? Sidebar, I couldn't give a fig for Shukla's comments, its his quote Of General Rawat that has me interested. Yes I know why you quoted Shukla. Imp thing to note is govt has given go ahead. Not...

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