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by Ashutosh
18 Jun 2004 09:45
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 91073

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

So what if the words decoy force or main force are substituted with "holding corps", and the word pinning force is replaced with "8 integrated battle groups"? Since the deployment time for the 8 battle groups is much lesser than the holding corps; being in the right place at the right time shouldn't...
by Ashutosh
18 Jun 2004 05:14
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 105867

Re: Kargil Revisited

GJ, c'mon. If you have complete reign over the skies - you have air dominance - doesn't matter what the other side did or didn't do. The IAF was probably running freely after the Gaurav Chibber episode. Anyways - the original idea behind driving a wedge between the Army and AF by "leaking" this stor...
by Ashutosh
16 Jun 2004 01:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 78718

Re: The Saras Flies!

Through the CSIR I guess ...
by Ashutosh
15 Jun 2004 08:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 91073

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

wyu, it seems this is the first time you are coming across writings by retired Pakistani military men. The one above is one of the more saner articles written by that gentleman. Anyways - I happened to pose a question to you; however it got drowned in the other thread: what are your comments on PLA/...
by Ashutosh
15 Jun 2004 01:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 78718

Re: The Saras Flies!

Good job. However they need to find out that they've missed the bus. They need to cannabilize the project and distribute the money amongst the CPIM politburo members who will eventually distribute it amongst the bhadralok. Time we all woke up and started reading people's democracy by the communist p...
by Ashutosh
11 Jun 2004 01:01
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 105867

Re: Kargil Revisited

Originally posted by RayC: Let's put it across that this was the first time aircraft were used in combat in HAA and there were enough to to 'finetune' since the bombs were landing at palces that they should not have. I hope you can fathom what I mean. So does this imply that armymen think the IAF i...
by Ashutosh
21 May 2004 21:34
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Originally posted by sunil s: " Kaleem Saadat is of the strong view the war strategy has changed in the present times, and ultimately the air force will prove to be decisive contributor to success. He believed the land-occupation was no more a bargaining chip, rather hitting the economic targets an...
by Ashutosh
16 May 2004 04:11
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

From another POV, India's 'Cold Start' seems to convey the message that "if we don't say that we're deploying; then you are not supposed to use your shiny nukes; it also means that we will attack you anytime and punish and cause massive economic and infrastructure damage, you but we don't want your ...
by Ashutosh
14 May 2004 23:49
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Does anybody track Ayesha Siddique's articles? I ask this because she recently became a JDW correspondent for TSP ... so wondering if she is singing a different tune now ...
by Ashutosh
13 May 2004 10:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Ahem - did I ask this before? How different would an integrated battle group be from the 101 airborne or the british expeditionary units?
by Ashutosh
13 Mar 2004 03:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Top 100,000 Websites: Bharat Rakshak!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 38346

Re: Top 100,000 Websites: Bharat Rakshak!!!

Mine could be a silly proposal - however, it will still be not difficult to achieve, and will definitely spread the word. The assumption is that atleast one admin is browsing/monitoring each BRF thread at a time. (ok, admins will probably say - not true - we don't have time, etc. etc., and forumites...
by Ashutosh
13 Mar 2004 02:01
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 105867

Re: Kargil Revisited

Anybody know more about the "White Devils"?
by Ashutosh
11 Mar 2004 02:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Shaheen 2 - proliferation unlimited?
Replies: 128
Views: 42723

Re: Shaheen 2 - proliferation unlimited?

Well, even 3000kms from Kachra doesn't seem to take care of Israel?
by Ashutosh
11 Mar 2004 00:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 70669

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Note the "foreign-qualified" and not "foreign-educated". Kinda explains the "record short period" :D
by Ashutosh
09 Mar 2004 22:53
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2004
Replies: 93
Views: 40755

Re: Asian Aerospace 2004

[quote]Originally posted by Abhisham:
Then there is a Brahmos leaflet that had a catchy line to it

[b]When power is Reckoned...PEACE follows :D
by Ashutosh
09 Mar 2004 03:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Ok YIP, agreed. Let's leave the minor technical details aside. Hmmm ... although I've heard about the ARN and ARS for quite some time - they seem to be portrayed as the pivotal formations that can decide the outcome of TSP's future? Can anybody point to an article explaining these two formations? Or...
by Ashutosh
09 Mar 2004 02:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

YIP, agreed; but I have tried to say in a single sentence what I really mean - that a realworld "Divya Astra" or a "Durvasa" is currently feasible only after a mobilization is complete. At least of those units involved. Otherwise, we are not there yet. Secondly there is a technical side of equipment...
by Ashutosh
09 Mar 2004 00:51
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

YIP; the timelines you mention are definitely a problem. It takes much longer for fighters and transports from bases like Pune, Nagpur to reach Sialkot, etc. It would also "presumably" take much longer for the land formations to reach the IB. Same goes for the destroyers and frigates. Otherwise, it ...
by Ashutosh
05 Mar 2004 01:52
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77943

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Well, if I do my bean-counting, only Russian equipment was used for both land and air platforms?
by Ashutosh
28 Feb 2004 01:15
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Some information on muzzle reference systems: http://www.prinsci.com/amrs.htm
by Ashutosh
28 Feb 2004 00:34
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

So why do we see it only now? Even the one undergoing trials doesn't have it: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Images2/0463.jpg The 2004 Republic day version didn't have it either - all of a sudden it shows up in DEFEXPO ... BTW, in this picture - can anyone confirm if those are the bl...
by Ashutosh
27 Feb 2004 22:10
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Hi, just found something interesting: Take a look at these pictures of Arjun: 1) http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/arjun.jpg 2) http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/arjun2.jpg 3) http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/arjun3.jpg 4) http://www.ifrance.com/ArmyReco/Asie/Inde/Exhibition/Defexpo_2 004_India/...
by Ashutosh
27 Feb 2004 05:29
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by davidn:
is it just me, or does the new arjun model look like its turret is slightly lower in terms of silhouette? i like the abhay, any more pics? :)
You're not alone - look in the previous pages of this thread :)
by Ashutosh
21 Feb 2004 23:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 31000

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

Why do you want this "up"?
by Ashutosh
13 Feb 2004 03:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 73262

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Tim: the Indian bomb (remember General Sundarji's comments after the Gulf War), Tim That is rather curious why you decide to mention this ... are you perchance or intentionally implying that India decidedly went overtly nuclear due to the USA rather than the widely accepted Chi...
by Ashutosh
12 Feb 2004 21:23
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Check out this picture - and then read the caption on it! http://www.indiadefence.com/Exp%20Tank.JPG
by Ashutosh
12 Feb 2004 03:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 77921

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu:
Is there a website that lists all known TSP nuclear facilities?

Thanks
Maybe this one? FAS
by Ashutosh
11 Feb 2004 09:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by nitin:

raid in the morning, sup tea in karachi, zoom back in the evening.
To catch the latest episode of "Kyonki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi"? :D
by Ashutosh
11 Feb 2004 00:16
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Is that the same Maj. Gen. Ashok Mehta?
by Ashutosh
06 Feb 2004 02:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by nitin:

Do you have a pic? The reason why its not on the Jag is that the Jags are to get their own dedicated SPJ as part of the upgrades.
Tempest SPJ
by Ashutosh
05 Feb 2004 07:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Rupak, I'm sorry, I was looking at the pictures that were appearing on the right side of the page, rather than going through the "pictures" link. Anyways, some comments on the pictures: 1) Tank- Ex? To the left of that vehicle, looks like a Karna Tank-Ex ... 2) Kashi n This picture of the Kashin - 2...
by Ashutosh
05 Feb 2004 02:07
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 41983

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

sunil, actually shooting down an HA baloon is not as easy as it sounds ...
by Ashutosh
05 Feb 2004 01:30
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 101094

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Boss, you have to give captions to those pictures!
by Ashutosh
29 Jan 2004 21:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 41983

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Originally posted by Y I Patel: Myth 6: [b]India should leave Saltoro as a goodwill measure Reality: Ask Israel to withdraw from Golan Heights first[/b] YIP, The counter-argument you present is flawed IMHO. Golan Heights does not belong to Israel anyways; so even if they return it back does not mea...
by Ashutosh
07 Jan 2004 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151104

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Courage under fire - 2nd Lt. Rishi Malhotra Duty. Honour. Courage. That's what 2nd Lieutenant Rishi Malhotra lived his life by, and that's what his unit and parents would like people to remember of this young officer, now that he is no more. As they send out their best wishes for the New Year, the ...
by Ashutosh
17 Dec 2003 22:43
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 69655

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

I doubt that article has any personal contributions as such from the author - it just looks like some interesting ideas picked up from here and there, laced with TFTA language, and sprinkled with erroneous details to make up a paper ...
by Ashutosh
07 Dec 2003 00:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 112368

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

Yeah, but's it's universal, and when moving from one province to another all that one has to do is exchange health cards free of cost. That's it.
by Ashutosh
06 Dec 2003 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 112368

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

In fact the best healthcare system is in Canada. Yes it is slightly overburdened, yet it is one of the glorious plusses of the Canadian government and nation.
by Ashutosh
24 Oct 2003 00:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 31000

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

I was actually going to post this in the psy-ops thread yesterday. Notice how the beeb found enough room to squeeze in garbage about the crashes inspite of presenting reasons contradicting the same just a freakin' paragraph above! Originally posted by nitin: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_as...

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