Search found 305 matches

by member_22906
09 Jul 2013 20:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 171882

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Rohit garu, if this report is true, then would this be for the strike corps?
by member_22906
08 Jul 2013 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 171882

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Rohit, Could you throw some light on the problems with the catapult? IIRC, it ranged from very poor elevation and traverse for firing to base plate developing cracks (need to confirm) to very poor ergonomics (even as per IA standards) Rate of fire and time to deploy (as per SP gun standards) was al...
by member_22906
19 Jun 2013 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 176028

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^ u missed 1 flight of LSP 7 :P
by member_22906
26 May 2013 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 161223

Re: Indian Army History Thread

ramana wrote:An alternate explanation of the events


:shock:

I actually in a fit of weekend boredom madness read the blog... He makes conspiracy theories from X-Files look like NCERT certified class X curriculum :rotfl:
by member_22906
23 May 2013 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

A very touching and apt article, Jamwal. Thanks...

Unfortunately, the lack of gratitude and respect is prevalent (sadly) on this forum also...
by member_22906
22 May 2013 21:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Ofcourse it would be great to have LCH and all the bells and whistles, but you need to consider the cost of acquiring them at an Independent Inf or Armd Bde level. What is really important is to know if the Corps and Command Level resources can be deployed quickly and seamlessly when needed by some ...
by member_22906
25 Apr 2013 22:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206570

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Kersi D, it looks like a routine IAF exercise. I was surprised that it found mention in the news
by member_22906
21 Apr 2013 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^
IIRC, a medium regt has ~ 550, and a field regt is ~ 450... Lt regt should be ~ 300, SATA surely lesser.

It was behind the envelope calculation but a std Arty Bde is lesser in manpower than an Inf Bde
by member_22906
21 Apr 2013 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Before restructuring efforts, the Chinese seem to have understated their support staff also, while the IA states the full apportionment of support staff at all levels, say for example a standard infantry division. PLA being ~15000 IA being ~23000 (15k+8k). Typical manpower of an Inf. Div in IA is ~...
by member_22906
20 Apr 2013 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169025

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Turkey surely operates F4. IIRC, Turkey had accused Syria of downing one of their jets (which was a F4) last year
by member_22906
20 Apr 2013 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169025

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^^
Another contender in that esteemed list would be F4 Phantom II, though I doubt it will also reach the 60 years mark (if we assume 1961 - year of induction in USAF) as the start date
by member_22906
20 Apr 2013 13:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Thanks for the responses, but my original question remains regarding the composition. Perhaps, another way of putting it would be what force structure is required to maintain a carrier force in the sea. For eg: a) Subs: ? b) ASW screening corvettes/frigates: c) Fleet AD frigates/destroyers: d) Auxil...
by member_22906
20 Apr 2013 04:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A newbie question... What is a typical composition of an Indian carrier group and will this change when INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant join? I was curious to know that whether the requirements change with an increase in the carriers' tonnage and capabilities or this doesnt fundamentally change.......
by member_22906
19 Apr 2013 22:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Chetak Saad, Prem Ahuja was not a Punjabi but a Sindhi... Ahuja and Taneja are not sindhis but from multan. Manish Sharmaji... Ahujas, Tanejas, Makhijas, Dhamejas etc are seraiki people and come from multan, bahawalpur and north sindh. In this Prem Ahuja's case, he was from the south side of the pu...
by member_22906
19 Apr 2013 01:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A few nitpicks on the Nanavati case since it being very passionately debated right now.

Negi Saab, he was a Commander and not an Admiral.

Chetak Saad, Prem Ahuja was not a Punjabi but a Sindhi...

Pentaiah garu, surprise surprise... I do know about this case
by member_22906
18 Apr 2013 02:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

+1
by member_22906
17 Apr 2013 14:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^

And what has the Nanavati case got to do with either my age or the above post?

I am peeved with the comment about the IN officer class being painted with the same brush. And what is wrong if a person is upset about it, since the follies of a few can't be applied to the rest?
by member_22906
17 Apr 2013 09:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Brando: this is not North Korea and so even I can question him on his comments and I am sure its not illegal doing this to a senior poster and a moderator in BR I would rather want him to tell what he meant since after taking a chill pill also (as suggested by you), the tone alludes to the IN office...
by member_22906
17 Apr 2013 02:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216987

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ Ramanaji, you better tone it down. This comment is way out of line. You can't make outlandish statements about the entire IN officer class because of a news report especially when the accusation still needs to be proven... and even if the accusation is proven true, you are equating all as rotten ...
by member_22906
02 Apr 2013 23:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Good post RV... I agree to the part that it becomes a family or clan/group tradition to send their men to the army simply since that is the expected norm and represents stepping into the shoes of their fathers, forefathers Some communities further make this tradition a part of their culture and folk...
by member_22906
07 Mar 2013 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^
+1
by member_22906
06 Mar 2013 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Now comments ranging from "Shame on IA" to linking all import purchases as motivated by bribes etc are very surprising In MoD corridors, it is an open secret that no deal goes without any bribes. To get a glimpse of that, see the above VKS talk I am referring to the "Shame on IA"...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2013 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^

The issue is not only about whether to buy them or make them but also in what time (for the urgent requirements). MSC and other mountain divs on the China border are urgent requirements, therefore we need them as of day before yesterday...
by member_22906
05 Mar 2013 00:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Building capability is fine if you have some semblance of military preparedness. OFB and other Indian pvt sector initiatives are very welcome. However, building capability cannot mean that irrespective of howsoever screwed up your equipment inventory is, you still continue without understanding grou...
by member_22906
04 Mar 2013 22:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Why are we all forgetting the context in which M777 were identified as the weapon of choice? Sometime back most people were more than happy that something was better nothing.... With MSC being talked about, it was considered a smart choice... Now comments ranging from "Shame on IA" to link...
by member_22906
21 Feb 2013 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 176028

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Interesting read... http://livefist.blogspot.in/2013/02/lca-tejas-flight-test-chiefs-candid.html Quoting the entire article By Air Commodore K.A. Muthana, VSM 1. The Indian Light Combat aircraft (LCA) was conceived in the early eighties and is now on the threshold of entering squadron service. The l...
by member_22906
19 Feb 2013 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 728
Views: 46330

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

Cross posting from India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector thread http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2013/02/vvip-lessons-build-arms-dont-buy-them.html India leads the world in corruption in arms imports and the gap is widening as we import more and more weaponry. But in taking action ag...
by member_22906
19 Feb 2013 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 768743

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2013/02/vvip-lessons-build-arms-dont-buy-them.html India leads the world in corruption in arms imports and the gap is widening as we import more and more weaponry. But in taking action against the guilty we content ourselves with political bluster and self-defeating ba...
by member_22906
28 Jan 2013 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^
Not sure if its completely accurate. Perhaps the rule may be for the PVC/AC awardees. I know of cases where Vrc/MVC awardees have gone into battle...
by member_22906
22 Jan 2013 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ Most remember(ed) the memories, their "virsa", and would want to go and see one last time their birthplace before they died... Interestingly, there was never any love for the people (present day Pakis) left since the pain of partition & tales of neighbors turning on neighbors were w...
by member_22906
22 Jan 2013 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ Without going OT, I have no love for Pakistan or Pakistanis, nor supposed Punjabiyat... If there was Punjabiyat, there wouldn't be a Pakistan. What I didn't like was the statement "kicked back into Pakistan from where he came" since it means that he considers all who came during Partiti...
by member_22906
22 Jan 2013 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

varunkumar wrote:Better still, he should be kicked back into Pakistan from where he came.


I can understand that you may be piss@d with MMS (even I am)... But your statement is insulting to a lot of Indians including me since my grandparents also came from that part of "India"
by member_22906
15 Jan 2013 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Beheadings were pure psy ops by SSG. I anticipate the IA response will come a few months later once things cool down and PA gets complacent... I would love to have our SF folks to go in and get a few porkis b@lls chopped off in retaliation. One thing is sure, don't underestimate IA to give a befitti...
by member_22906
24 Dec 2012 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169025

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^^

Wrong comparison Vic.

Soaps etc. are consumed by people like us. Defence equipment on the other hand has Govt. agencies/institutions as the end user. What good will it get if they are levied with customs duties etc?
by member_22906
23 Dec 2012 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Glad I could help RV :)
by member_22906
22 Dec 2012 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468299

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Great post once again RV... I was almost spot on regarding the composition of the Arty Div :D 8) On the force mix in an Arty Div, I suspect that there will be: a) 2 X Gun Bde (3-4 Regts with M46 and/or FH-77B) b) 1 X Rocket Bde (1 Regt of Smerch + 1-2 Regts with Grads and/or Pinaka) c) 1 X Composite...
by member_22906
20 Dec 2012 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

No problemo... Saw "^^" after my post hence jumped to the conclusion :)
by member_22906
20 Dec 2012 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Not sure if I got your post right but I was commenting on not underestimating the need of the infantry soldier. I didn't state that we should or should not junk the indigenization efforts
by member_22906
20 Dec 2012 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 169892

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Singha saab, don't underestimate the need of the poor infantry soldier. The biggy stuff surely gets the optics' attention, but a soldier needs his basic weapon and equipment in place. End of the day, its the boots on the ground which is equally imperative to win a war... Not shock and awe alone
by member_22906
19 Dec 2012 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169025

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Like I said in another thread, I am gradually veering around to the conclusion that India is not planning to build a totally domestic MIC Shivji, not sure if I understood it right but the way I look at it, its better that HAL focuses on making 3-5 products right rather than trying to get its hands ...

Go to advanced search