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by Joeqp
23 Oct 2002 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 62459

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Aman, please read Shishir's question again: I don't think he was questioning the fact that IAF personnel go into NSG; he was asking when did this start (if not from the beginning of NSG). His question <U>can</U> be interpreted as a rhetorical question, but you should give him the benefit of the doub...
by Joeqp
08 May 2002 04:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 60808

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Is there any more news about the exercise itself (instead of the exercise that we seem to be going through here....)
by Joeqp
06 May 2002 18:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 60808

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Originally posted by Vijay Kumar: Today DD News, 7.30 am reporter from Jaipur, read out from a rajasthan newspaper a report that due to scarcity of water, Indian and Paki troops were fighting or at least exchanging fire (perhaps over a water source), and that several TSP troops and rangers had been...
by Joeqp
05 May 2002 22:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 60808

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Originally posted by Shirish:
What about 'Agra'? Are people supposed to read into that?


Nothing. Agra is the base of the 50(I) Para Bde. I assume these exercises won't be huge, but just an initial 'getting to know you' type of deal.

But lets try to keep this thread focussed on Parakram-II.
by Joeqp
02 May 2002 00:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 60808

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Originally posted by Vikram Vyas: (5) Which new systems will be fielded? Firefinders? T-90s? SP Arty from Denel? I don't think the Firefinders (I assume you are referring to the ANTPQ/37) are there yet, or will be fieldable until next year. A force-multiplier like the Firefinder takes time to be ab...
by Joeqp
25 Apr 2002 00:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46061

Re: Understanding INSAS

hmmm more on user verdict of INSAS: met two NCOs of Signals. they hate the INSAS. Since the INSAS is in fairly widespread use (SBM probably has the numbers), I'm sure some statistical analysis can be used to analyse the failure reports and see if there really _is_ a problem, or is it just perception.
by Joeqp
15 Apr 2002 10:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Kohinoor and the Queen
Replies: 34
Views: 18059

Re: Kohinoor and the Queen

Personally, I say: <B>who cares?</B> I know the symbolic value, etc. But we have better things to worry about. For one, I'd rather see 0 starvation deaths; peace and harmony between the various communities; ~100% literacy rate; etc. I, for one, would rather that the Kohinoor remained with Britain. I...
by Joeqp
04 Apr 2002 19:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46061

Re: Understanding INSAS

Originally posted by Rudra Singha:
maybe they need to increase the recoil with less
gas ejection and a louder sound.

Nitin, thanks.


Even better: give the "AK lovers" a .303 for a few days. They'll never touch anything with any recoil after that... :D
by Joeqp
16 Mar 2002 21:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 46061

Re: Understanding INSAS

Thanks for the writeup, Raj. INSAS sure looks like a winner. The DRDO and OFB have spent a lot of effort on it, and the results are beginning to show. One final test of the design would be the export market. If the INSAS can be successfully exported in large numbers, that'll be the feather in the ca...
by Joeqp
27 Jan 2002 21:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF
Replies: 51
Views: 24288

Re: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF

Originally posted by Mandeep Bajwa: Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh deserves all our congratulations on his promotion. Why did it take the system 33 long years to honour him ? <p>You can correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the timing of the honour just the tiny bit suspicious ? I mean on ...
by Joeqp
26 Jan 2002 04:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Originally posted by Desraj: Arun<p>What if fired to a north easterly direction, from say a sub at about 10m depth? <p>Though my name isn't Arun (BTW: Arun, thanks for the fabulous analysis), let me hazard a guess and say that an undersea launch shouldn't have any appreciable effect on the range. I...
by Joeqp
26 Jan 2002 03:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF
Replies: 51
Views: 24288

Re: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF

Kudos to AM Arjan Singh! You've done us all proud. Thank you for your long service to the nation.<p>
<I>PS: Lets not sully the thread by bringing in the likes of Ayub Khan, who, like most Pakis in uniform, is a disgrace to all men & women in uniform the world over.</I>
by Joeqp
25 Jan 2002 08:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

The best part is that TSP can't respond to this test, copycats that they are, what with the US forces all over that country... heee heee hee.... Image
by Joeqp
14 Dec 2001 23:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces
Replies: 36
Views: 26799

Re: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces

Part of the reason that you wouldn't want every cop running around with a machinegun is that you don't want "friendly fire" incidents.<P>But there is no excuse for keeping .303s around. These should be upgraded to SLRs, so that, in such circumstances, fire can returned effectively. The bolt-action ....
by Joeqp
27 Sep 2001 05:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The Police - once again
Replies: 52
Views: 25538

Re: The Police - once again

<A HREF="http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/sep/26judge.htm" TARGET=_BLANK>Berserk cops beat up judges</A><P>Glad to see that the cops are equal-opportunity offenders...
by Joeqp
17 Aug 2001 10:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The Police - once again
Replies: 52
Views: 25538

Re: The Police - once again

<I><B>Originally posted by sachin:<BR></B>The ASP and ADM order a fire. It is done, 5 of the activists die.</I><P>What I can never understand is, if the order to fire is given, why not fire into the air (vertically, that is)? The sound of the gunshots will be enough to scare the preconditioned India...
by Joeqp
17 Aug 2001 07:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The Police - once again
Replies: 52
Views: 25538

Re: The Police - once again

<I><B>Originally posted by sachin:<BR></B>In many situation, the police men will not be in a position to find what is just and what is not.</I><P>Instead of asking <B>all</B> policemen to not follow unjust orders, hold everyone above the rank of, say, DySP, to this standard. I.e., don't let the seni...
by Joeqp
02 Aug 2001 20:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 50585

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Queen lays foundation for memorial to colonial troops<BR> <A HREF="http://www.rediff.com/us/2001/aug/02uk1.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.rediff.com/us/2001/aug/02uk1.htm</A> <P><BR>About time. Now when will the GoI build a memorial like this? I'm sure now that the <I>phirangi</I>s are doing it, the ...
by Joeqp
25 Jul 2001 18:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The Police - once again
Replies: 52
Views: 25538

Re: The Police - once again

<I><B>Originally posted by shim george:<BR></B>> A constable's avg. pay comes up to Rs.60,000/- p.a. Police men.....<P> Please tell me that is a month's salay. That is terrible. If it is theyearly salary hopefully it was tax deducted. Maybe the police should put it out there the, fustrations of thei...
by Joeqp
21 Jul 2001 19:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out
Replies: 82
Views: 34527

Re: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out

OK people, here's a close up photo of the new "Al Khalid" MBT, complete with its complement of crew in a battle-ready configuration. This is a highly classified photo, but I take it that you all will keep it to yourselves:<P><A HREF="http://www.transpakistan.com.pk/final%20picture/festivals11.jpg" T...
by Joeqp
25 Jun 2001 20:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A detailed overview of Indian defence products
Replies: 17
Views: 8914

Re: A detailed overview of Indian defence products

1. The site is very slow.<BR>2. There are simple HTML errors in the site; for example, the link to <TT>http : // sgm_pdc /</TT> (spaces added to prevent this software from getting confused). This leads me to wonder how good the security of this site is. We all know that the few people who know anyth...
by Joeqp
23 Jun 2001 20:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 30343

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

Unless I've missed it (a distinct possibility), I don't think I've seen a discussion of the IA's doctrine on sniper use. For example: just like each section may have an AT guy and a comm guy, is there any <U>standard</U> for the use of snipers? Does a typical Infantry battalion consider snipers as a...
by Joeqp
16 Jun 2001 21:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 30343

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

<I><B>Originally posted by Mahadev:<BR></B>Folks in the US might have seen the NBC program on the Barrett ripoff - the Maadi Griffin 50 cal. By the way the maker of this 50 cal rifle is a retired school teacher. Amazing thing, it cost lot less than the barrett (1/10th or something) and is easily ass...
by Joeqp
13 Jun 2001 18:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 30343

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

How good are they? Pretty good, I'd think. In the absence of any "International Sniper Olympics", it is tough to compare them with those of other countries.<P>Myself, I've seen a decent sharpshooter put a 4" grouping at 200 yards, with an SLR and no scope. Yes, I could not even see the target. Yes, ...
by Joeqp
05 May 2001 01:42
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 50585

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

<I><B>Originally posted by dmishra:<BR></B> What is so great in celebrating those who were supporters of Indian subjugation at hands of an oppressor. Fact is that India was enslaved by it's own people, these were those people in Uniform who held the opressor's flag high. And today we wish to celebra...
by Joeqp
29 Apr 2001 23:53
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 50585

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Thanks, Shahid, for bringing up this topic.<BR>It is sad that we, as a nation, have forgotten our brave soldiers from the past.<BR>You know what would be nice? If we can put together a map which points out all the places around the world where there is a monument (or even a mention) of Indian troops...
by Joeqp
27 Apr 2001 10:18
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 50585

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

More links:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.lankester.force9.co.uk/Was%20Britain%20Really%20Alone.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.lankester.force9.co.uk/Was%20Britain%20Really%20Alone.htm</A> <BR><I>contains some nice images, near the bottom</I><P> <A HREF="http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/highlights/...
by Joeqp
02 Apr 2001 03:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10328

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

<I><B>Originally posted by Abhijit:<BR></B>Any Gallaries!! <BR>Makes You proud of these jawans <A HREF="http://districts.nic.in/etawah/war.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://districts.nic.in/etawah/war.htm</A> <BR>Etawah in Wars<BR></I><BR>A good attempt, but what are these units "Rajasthan Rifles" and "Raja...
by Joeqp
04 Mar 2001 01:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?
Replies: 51
Views: 22619

Re: What kind of equipment do the Indian police have?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shim george:<BR><I>Is it true there was an American presence in India during WW2? I never knew that all I knew was they were in Pacific Islands and Europe.</I><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Yes, there was a sizable US presence ...
by Joeqp
05 Jan 2001 04:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 44260

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Manohar:<BR>VK Athre, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, and KD Nair appear to disagree about the schedule for induction of the LCA into squadron service :-)<P>Athre claims an operational date 9 years hen...
by Joeqp
04 Jan 2001 07:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48902

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bobj:<BR>Why has 2 LCA related threads been closed atleast why the latest one where test tommorrow morning was announced? This is the biggest moment in the history of India and we are closing threads on all latest...

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