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by member_22906
18 Mar 2012 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Its interesting to note that when it comes to scutinizing the Army, no proof, basis or logic is used. Suddenly, the babus are the moral and apolitical lot, the ministers holier than thou and all the miscellaneous junta self-righteous.

Its a case of being pronounced guilty till proven innocent.
by member_22906
16 Mar 2012 10:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

link Nine Regiments of 130mm guns have already been upgraded in keeping with Artillery profile 2027. Various other gun systems are also at different stages of procurement. The modernization of Artillery is a continuous process and is being given priority to ensure that Artillery remains equipped wi...
by member_22906
16 Mar 2012 01:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ Typically there are 18 guns per regiment (6 guns per battery -> 3 batteries in a regiment).

Therefore, 9 regiments = 162 guns
by member_22906
13 Mar 2012 01:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Err, can we get back to topic pls?

Interesting article. However, it doesn't mention about whether the Army is going to order more 45 calibre upgrades/ new production and if yes, by when?
by member_22906
06 Mar 2012 00:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ It cannot be simplified to light weight +30 km issue. Ask an infantry man what will he chose if he had an option to pick the calibre of the gun firing at him... There is absolutely no comparison between a 155mm shell and a 105mm shel The sheer volume of explosive is huge to make it a BIG BIG diff...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2012 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 623211

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Apologies for the posting in wrong thread, - 2 crashes of Mirages in last 10 days. I am sure our blokes are not finding this as an economical way to reduce the mirage upgrade bills :).. :D :rotfl: Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe that someone (Pakis/traitors) is sabotaging! Plenty of M...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2012 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

As the days are going by, its becoming more and more evident that firstly this Govt. has too many shameless and vindictive people in its midst. Secondly, VKS should have had a better game plan - most important rule is that you fight to win. No glory ever for the loser, especially when dealing with s...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2012 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

IRIC Gen. Sundarji had commanded an Armoured Div even though he was from Mahar... and he used wear a black beret...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2012 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Has Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh served in Armoured Corps? The color of his turban is black in the photograph on Livefist http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/lt-gen-bikram-singh-is-indias-next-army.html . I know I know he is from Sikh LI but a black turban also denotes Armoured since Infantry officers wear...
by member_22906
04 Mar 2012 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 130132

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

It may sound very dumb asking these questions CJ, but still going ahead with them: a) So if we get the Mk2 as per the specs, IA will order more Arjuns? b) Mk3 is more as a logical extension of Mk2, or that IA is OK with Mk2 with the condition of Mk3 coming up? Have seen enough posts and counterposts...
by member_22906
02 Mar 2012 21:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks tsarkar for the info. However, don't think there has been some ToT for a 52 calibre in recent past else am sure there would have been some news leak happening on that front Ae we sure that 45 calibre was a failed attempt by OFB since CJ's news says that the 39 and 45 calibre will be tested by...
by member_22906
02 Mar 2012 09:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

410 guns to be precise Ramana, that India procured from Sweden FWIW, as per globalsecurity.org http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fh-77.htm Bofors delivered 410 FH-77BS towed howitzers to India from 1986 to 1990 but, following allegations of kickbacks, India froze plans to put the w...
by member_22906
01 Mar 2012 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://m.indianexpress.com/news/army-places-orders-for-100-howitzers/918258/ "The Army has placed orders with the OFB for procuring one hundred 155mm 52 calibre howitzers and this will be developed on the basis of Transfer of Technology (ToT) done by Bofors," Minister of State for Defence...
by member_22906
01 Mar 2012 21:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 174986

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

basic guidline for somali pirates on enemie naval forces: 1 European navy: will let you life and give you an education 2 American navy: will blow up everything around you in a dramatic fashion 3 Russian navy: will castrate and kill you and your whole family RESULT: Don't ****** with the Russians :...
by member_22906
01 Mar 2012 19:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 174986

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ and how do you know who is a pirate from a local fisherman till you board each boat to verify? am sure gone are the days when they hoisted jolly roger and sang yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...!!
by member_22906
01 Mar 2012 17:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ When did we purchase 750 pieces of Bofors?

Secondly, pls provide source for we losing a good number to counter battery fire

TIA
by member_22906
29 Feb 2012 00:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ Don't think Congress can exonerate itself from this ghost. But then again, as long as we get ourselves suitably equipped, am fine with anything that we can get our hands on. This option (as of now) looks most probable
by member_22906
29 Feb 2012 00:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread



If they get this right it surely calls for a lungi dance!! Me thinks, the Field Arty Rationalization Plan should standardize the Field Arty Regiments on this and look for phoren goodies only for the more specialist roles - tracked, light-weight, etc.
by member_22906
28 Feb 2012 00:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 174986

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A newbie question - how many aircrafts are allocated per IN fighter squadrons? Do these # vary if they are deployed on a carrier? From a tactics point of view, would the # be different if they are attack aircrafts Vs. air superiority aircrafts?
by member_22906
27 Feb 2012 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 623211

Re: LCA News and Discussions

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by member_22906
27 Feb 2012 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 684417

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

My only concern with the VVIP Helicopter scam is that St. Anthony may just get an excuse to shaft important defence procurements. I personally give a big $hit whether this deal goes thru or not, but not at the cost of important ones
by member_22906
26 Feb 2012 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 132235

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

An informed source in the DRDO said that although the interceptor used in this mission was capable of intercepting missiles coming from 300 to 2,000 km away, India needed ship-based platforms for launching interceptors far away from the shore . “We are planning to realise such platforms in the near...
by member_22906
26 Feb 2012 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 148818

Re: Indian Army History Thread



May he RIP. Was known well to my family and ofcourse as an exceptional soldier
by member_22906
24 Feb 2012 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Please drop the race word. You are not a separate race from me. We are the same people, but your family has a glorious and honorable tradition. They are not a separate "race" Agree 100% Shiv, it was for want of a better word that I used the word race. Perhaps in hindsight, "class&quo...
by member_22906
23 Feb 2012 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

I missed out the last 24 hours' action Ramana ji, so didnt realize why it was locked... :oops:
by member_22906
23 Feb 2012 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 44361

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Have been a stalker for some years now and used to wonder what will make me take the plunge and post in BR. This topic is too interesting for me to watch as an observer from the sidelines. There is no simple justification for classifying people as "martial races". Don't think it happens or...

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