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by ASPuar
20 May 2012 11:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 673064

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Guys, One of the India's famous spy masters Maloy Krishna Dhar Passed away today evening. I just got a call from his son. I'll be posting his last message on his website maloykrishnadhar.com in a day or two. My his soul rest in peace. What? He wasnt that old, I didnt think. One couldnt always agree...
by ASPuar
20 May 2012 02:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3741
Views: 223170

Re: Indian Education System

2. Rights of children to free and compulsory education guaranteed under Article 21A and RTE Act can be enforced against the schools defined under Section 2(n) of the Act, except unaided minority and non-minority schools not receiving any kind of aid or grants to meet their expenses from the appropr...
by ASPuar
18 May 2012 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Its turning into the comedy thread now...
by ASPuar
18 May 2012 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Depends. A speaking order is given out of court martial proceedings (per SN Mukherjee v. Union of India), and will be made available in the public domain.
by ASPuar
18 May 2012 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Not just against the officers, but against any and all Jawans who rioted. Once that has happened, they simply arent fit to be soldiers anywhere, and in any unit. Its all over for this Fd. Regt., im afraid. Id said this before, but some posters didnt believe that the regt would be nameplated.
by ASPuar
18 May 2012 00:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 450
Views: 50054

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

You bet. And infrastructure development should be turned into a strategic weapon. Build a massive new town Union Territory in, say, the most undeveloped reaches of Nagaland. Plan for it to hold 10-12 million souls from all over India. Make it an urban paradise in an area which has never seen develop...
by ASPuar
17 May 2012 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^

Report is based entirely on the Police's version of events. And, I will add, its in INDIA TODAY. A publication which has not entirely been... balanced in its reporting on the armed forces of late.
by ASPuar
17 May 2012 20:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 15271

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

I remember being in Trivandrum for work a couple of years ago... was invited to some semi official function (communist govt was in power). Some fellow, allegedly chairperson of the state planning commission was giving a speech. And by god, what a speech it was! Replete with stuff like "the arme...
by ASPuar
17 May 2012 18:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 15271

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

Kerala seems such a peaceful and civilised place... astonishing that it is a hotbed of such violent politics
by ASPuar
17 May 2012 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Shekhar "Coup" Gupta tries to hush up media criticism of his coverage of the Army.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-18100213
by ASPuar
17 May 2012 12:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 181351

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

This one is better: SHIVALIK: India's New Generation Warship By Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 07 March, 2012 Hmm interesting. It is to the Navy's credit that a Naval Architect and a purely technical person from the constructor branch rises to to a Vice Admiral. Pretty...
by ASPuar
16 May 2012 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 15271

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Techie-loses-hands-eyesight-in-blast/articleshow/13160365.cms Techie loses hands, eyesight in blast TNN | May 16, 2012, 07.47AM IST RAJAHMUNDRY: A software engineer from Bangalore lost both his hands and eyesight in an explosion on Tuesday when he wa...
by ASPuar
15 May 2012 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

ramana wrote:
I understand other weapons are not proofed like missiles, ammo, etc.


:rotfl: :rotfl:

I can just see the missile proofing test..

"Testing.. testing.. WHOOSHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! BADABOOM!"

"Well, that one works. Next!"
by ASPuar
15 May 2012 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Rajasthan/Desi-bofors-to-be-tested-in-Thar-today/Article1-855241.aspx Desi bofors to be tested in Thar today HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times Jodhpur, May 13, 2012 A technologically improved version of the Bofors gun manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Boar...
by ASPuar
15 May 2012 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I Let us see what happens wrt sahayak issue. I personally dont think anything will happen at all. The army needs to really take a good look at what sort of persons its hiring. Standards have fallen terribly, but not necessarily because of the wrong people applying. A lot of it is the wrong people be...
by ASPuar
15 May 2012 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

1. Nyoma had nothing to do with any Sahayak or Batman. No Sahayak or Batman was involved in the incident. 2. What does it have to do with command authority for majors? Nowadays, company commanders are Lt. Colonels. 3. Some of the Majors involved in the incident were not from the Unit at all, but fro...
by ASPuar
15 May 2012 11:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 15271

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

This case makes me so angry... What is even more baffling is that the police refused to file a case until the day after the accident, despite eyewitnesses coming forward to give testimony. If the media hadnt taken an interest, the whole case would have been swept under the carpet. http://timesofindi...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

They say "a little learning is a dangerous thing". My father is from the infantry and the best I can say is that I have a decent if incomplete understanding of infantry battalions and brigades. I have "family friends in the Army" does not give you an understanding of the Army. I...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Haha, Anjan, an IPS officer is Additional Superintendent of Police for only the first 2 years of his (post training) service. After 4 years of service, he becomes an SP (equivalent to a major, regardless of the badges of rank they wear). But let that be. Even an inspector has lots of chamchas shifti...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

People would complain about them as well if trained clerks and secretaries were expected to moonlight as the IPS officers "Sahayak" part time. They are. And so are trained policemen, by their thousands. Why is trained soldier (on whom we spend a hell of a lot more money than on the averag...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

The issue is not that IPS officers et al have orderlies. Or even that armed forces officers have orderlies. The issue is having a full trained soldier (at the very least an infantry grunt) made to do a servant's work (which in practice is what happens - whatever the code says). It is a criminal was...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

The 30,000-odd men serving as sahayaks are expected not just to ensure that their officers' uniforms are in order and their personal comfort is cared for, but ferry their children to school and help with their spouses' shopping. The batman system was long abandoned in the British Army, from which I...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

So. To recap. According to IE, : 1. Ghosh was the UNIT BARBER, not anyone's sahayak, as has been plastered across all outlets, and become such a piece of conventional wisdom, that Praveen Swami of THE HINDU took it upon himself to write a long, preachy piece about sahayaks. 2. Lots of people in the ...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://www.indiablooms.com/NewsDetailsP ... 20512q.php Officers-jawans clash in Ladakh not mutiny: Army Ladakh, May 12 (IBNS): Army officers and jawans of an artillery unit clashed at the Mahe Field Ranges in Ladakh Region during the field firing exercise of Field Regiment on Thursday. "The ent...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Media is also having a field day. In the absence of any other info, they are reporting as per their wish. Here is a more nuanced report. Its hardly any surprise these days to discover that major news media outlets have simply been lying, in order to report whatever they feel like. http://www.indiabl...
by ASPuar
13 May 2012 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

There is every chance that this 'sahayak' business is just media masala. Might just have been an ordinary jawan. Wives and families are authorised to occasionally visit in (non active) field areas, per a policy put in place in the 1970s, and followed now also, to lower stress levels, as far as I kno...
by ASPuar
12 May 2012 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

@Merlin: Note the last para of this article. Told you the unit would be disbanded. Impossible to allow a unit that has mutinied to continue in service. @Nachiket: If a situation has arisen in a unit where officers and jawans are in such a state that they could conceive of coming to blows, the CO has...
by ASPuar
12 May 2012 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I find something very strange. 1) Jawans and not a single jawan getting into fight. In general there is a sense of propriety and logic amongst men and I fail to see how jawans rallied for someone who had molested an officers wife. This obviously says that the jawans heard a different tale from the ...
by ASPuar
11 May 2012 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

@Atreya: A likely totally apocryphal story. The man was probably trying to impress you with some gupshup. Any such incident would have been known throughout the army for a very long time. Far more interesting is the story of the unrest in 2 Garh Rif in 1960s. The Bn Was posted in Jhansi, and a serie...
by ASPuar
11 May 2012 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Headlines Today giving the usual hyperbolic coverage to the incident. Hysterical reporters screaming "This is an unprecedented incident in the Army". Hardly so. Mutinies though rare, can, and do happen. The mutineers are punished, and the officers are also punished for allowing things to r...
by ASPuar
11 May 2012 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

A neat sum up, with focus on the purely legal aspects :). But perhaps the Army may have to go for a detailed analysis on this. I dont think this was really a spontaneous reaction. There may be simmering problems out there. The treatment meted out to the Sahayak may have been the trigger. But the wa...
by ASPuar
11 May 2012 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/248657/jawans-clash-officers-army-camp.html Jawans clash with officers in army camp in Leh Leh, May 11, 2012, (PTI) Tension gripped an army artillery regiment here after a group of officers and jawans clashed following an incident of alleged molestation involving...
by ASPuar
10 May 2012 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

@Ramana: Trust me. Without any locus at all, he wanted to tell the supreme court that a CBI enquiry should be made as to how the chief did this, and how he did that, how he went to court against the govt, and how he told the govt that the Army shouldnt be in anti naxal ops. But the fact is, hes stil...
by ASPuar
10 May 2012 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Tejinder-Singh-withdraws-from-SC-plea-against-Army-chief-Gen-V-K-Singh/articleshow/13077112.cms Tejinder Singh withdraws from SC plea against Army chief Gen V K Singh PTI | May 10, 2012, 11.09AM IST NEW DELHI: In a surprise move, retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh...
by ASPuar
09 May 2012 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Im surprised that Tata Motors couldnt produce a truck that met the GSQR?

And honestly, I think allow ALL Indian industry to participate in the weapons business. Why only DRDO?
by ASPuar
09 May 2012 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_arms-ready-antony-fails-to-convince-rs_1686345 Arms ready? Antony fails to convince RS Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 11:00 IST By DNA Correspondent As he came under attack from the opposition on the chinks in defence armoury, defence minister AK Antony came ...
by ASPuar
08 May 2012 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 864
Views: 187422

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Nothing to do with ITBP. The Indian Army is the prime defender of the border areas, with all other agencies coming under its operational control during times of war. Lots of regiments have scouts batallions, whose task is to specialise in particular areas. Eg, Ladakh Scouts, Garhwal Scouts, and now,...
by ASPuar
08 May 2012 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 138369

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

The question of importance in the final calculus, viz, to the nations security, is not whether he is corrupt or not, it is whether he is discharging his duty effectively or not. Personally, I think not. Most of Antonys anti corruption moves are after the fact, and not proactive. On the positive side...

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