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by Babui
25 Sep 2007 00:40
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 126367

On one end of the scale you had a handful of Mohyals fighting for Imam Hussein all the way back in Battle of Karbala;
ParGha - can you elaborate? Who are Mohyals? (Hindus?!)
by Babui
09 Sep 2007 05:02
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Malabar Naval Exercises
Replies: 155
Views: 53212

by Babui
02 Sep 2007 06:14
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 67572

Would appreciate any BR attending to put "findings" in this forum in Oct. Its time we move away from a Euro-centric view of our history and heritage and "discover" the truth.
by Babui
13 Aug 2007 05:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101244

"Semi-Lobster" - you need to follow forum rules and re-register under a "proper name" :)
by Babui
01 Aug 2007 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 313555

Who knew that Indian soaps were so popular in Afghanistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/world ... KYt6hKSOGA :D
by Babui
13 Jul 2007 20:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 118651

Whatever happened to the press conference on July 12th? Was there any interesting tidbits from that? Yeh Dil Mange More
by Babui
03 Jul 2007 01:43
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 118651

What's 'RIAT'? And in which country?
by Babui
28 Feb 2007 17:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Jagan commended by CAS
Replies: 85
Views: 56233

Great news!! truly well deserved.
by Babui
06 Jan 2007 02:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 99267

I definitely recommend "War Made New" by Max Boot. It discusses how technological and strategic revolutions on the battlefield have shaped the rise and fall of nations/empires. Unlike other books that deal with similar material and are 'dry' reads; this book brings to 'life' various battle...
by Babui
20 Oct 2006 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 133068

Very strange story. As per Obit - a 100 strong LTTE cadre attack resulting in 23 IPKF soldiers dying while defending a hospital. The reason its strange is that it takes our troops hours and sometimes days to clear out a few huts of 2-10 terrorists in Kashmir (from numerous news accounts).........yet...
by Babui
19 Oct 2006 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1336
Views: 228770

In his chp on Kargil, Mush says that his army intruded in 5 areas. At the end of the conflict, they still held 2 areas (according to Mushy i.e.). While much of the book is lies and megalomania, I'm wondering about those so-called '2 areas' (note - Mushy is not very clear on which side of the LOC tho...
by Babui
17 Oct 2006 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 146321

Miss Tibet makes the Chinese mad !! :lol: And she is pretty damn good looking :P http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1528292006 Very interesting how easily Tibetans are crossing over and the little gem in there about India being mad because a woman from a "Tibetan unit in the Indian army&quo...
by Babui
13 Sep 2006 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 174657

Fascinating!! We had discussed this article a while ago and commented on Capt Das' fondness for rock......And I salute Gen. ML Chibber without whom we, likely, would have lost all of Siachen. Now he is a Sai Baba devotee http://www.siachen.ch/front_content.php?idcatart=71&lang=3&client=1 :sh...
by Babui
16 May 2006 22:15
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 102660

I'm not sure if Acharya's May date timing is complete. Wasn't there heavy shelling going on by the Pakis in late Apr-early May leading to evacuation of many border towns/villages like Dras/Kargil/Mushkoh. An Indian patrol was lost in the 2nd week of May. In the 1st and 2nd week of May, there were va...
by Babui
03 May 2006 01:48
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 102660

Jagan - there was a period of 3 wks between missing patrols, reports of intruders by different sources and initial firefights between the Pakis and men of the Punjab regmt (forget which batt). There was more than enough information coming in to suggest that large areas of Indian territory had been i...
by Babui
19 Apr 2006 23:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 58814

Nothing wrong with Jack Hammond's opinions. They should be debated and not 'put down' in a crass manner. I suspect that the uprising started with a mutiny and evolved into a war of independence (however weak it was). If it was a war of independence - then independence from whom and for what purpose?...
by Babui
28 Mar 2006 19:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 58814

maybe greece had a surplus of young unemployed jihadi types in that era...normally losing a big bulk of fittest young men hits a society hard in terms of protection, fertility and so on. From the "westernized" histories that I read on Alexander, it seems that the bulk of Alexander's army ...
by Babui
02 Feb 2006 19:24
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 90544

Wow!! I had no idea that INSAS family (see Sharma's photos) had a shotgun. Does IA use it? Never seen any public photos of IA personnel with a shotgun !!
by Babui
21 Jan 2006 02:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Book: The India-Pak Air War of 1965 - Details & Reviews
Replies: 93
Views: 43265

Can somebody summarize Walter Boyne's review?
by Babui
27 Dec 2005 04:29
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 74050

Satya - the Chinese logistics network (more roads with many all weather ones) along the Indo-Tibet border is far better developed than on our side of the border. In fact, we have very few roads paralleling(sp?) the border. Truth is - during an attack - the Chinese can, possibly, build up 8:1 superio...
by Babui
17 Nov 2005 20:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 130566

Thanks Manne. The Getty images mention that media representatives were/are present in Kalaikunda. So - hopefully - we will see their stories in the next day or two.
by Babui
17 Nov 2005 19:38
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 130566

Where the hell is the IAF's 'Media Relations Group' !!! All the pics and stories are from Unkil. How the hell is the IAF going to attract top talent if it doesn't publicize its exercises ?! Just because the last COPE got too much publicity - this time the IAF went to the other extreme. This is so da...
by Babui
16 Nov 2005 23:44
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 130566

That quote is as good an admission that the F-16 jocks got their clocks cleaned :D You don't change your 'tried and true' and "traditional" method of tactics unless their is a paradigm shift (read IAF pasting the USAF) :twisted:
by Babui
23 Sep 2005 19:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Book: The India-Pak Air War of 1965 - Details & Reviews
Replies: 93
Views: 43265

That is not even a review !! More like the blathering of an idiot..who offers us 'his' opinion of the war with meaningless asides of 'Babur' and 'Nehru' and brave Gnat pilots who don't know how to fight but apparently know how to die !! This is a writer who has no knowledge of military history and u...
by Babui
23 Aug 2005 18:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 160126

P Saggu - very, very nice ! Looks like BR can add another storyteller to its midst :twisted:
by Babui
03 Aug 2005 21:36
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 168057

The military scenarios would not be complete without bringing in the Chinese.....something to the effect of........Chinese troop buildup along the Sino-Indian border.......border incursions.......minor skirmishes with some border patrols........PLAAF aircraft intruding over Ladhakh and AP airspace.....
by Babui
02 Aug 2005 18:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 168057

YIP - very nice, indeed !! I like the references to the Mahabharat. Keeps things on an 'epic' proportion :D ......but, hoping that armored commander, Abhimanyu, does not meet the same fate as his namesake :roll:
by Babui
29 Jul 2005 18:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 168057

Shankar - liked that last touch. Allus nice to the see the Pakis barbequed :D . Nice, very nice. Story is picking up........
by Babui
21 Jul 2005 19:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 168057

YiP - nice briefing...but u got ahead of the story. The junta wants to see the Paki Navy feel some serious pain in the seas east of the Lakshadweep. Some Sea Eagles ripping through rusting steel......Paki sailors entombed in the dark depths........that kind of stuff :D :D
by Babui
06 Jul 2005 05:23
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 52461

OTAN procedures ?!!
by Babui
29 Jun 2005 18:12
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 'Great Battles' by Vishnu Som on NDTV
Replies: 81
Views: 38340

Vishnu - put everything on a DVD after showing the stuff on TV. I'll be one of your first customers. Good job !
by Babui
28 Jun 2005 22:08
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 168057

Shankar - nice buildup of suspense. You sure have the gift. Actually - I'm surprised at the hidden talent of some of the folks on this forum who have contributed to this 'open ended' novel.......... :)
by Babui
28 Jun 2005 01:05
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 52461

Mohan declined to give the maximum range of the Su-30, with midair refueling from the Il-78.


Nice to see that some things are still being kept close to the vest :wink:
by Babui
07 Jun 2005 22:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Return of the Viraat
Replies: 64
Views: 31348

Harry - great job !! By the way - what stuff did the British leave behind that we did not return to them (see first para)? :P
by Babui
11 May 2005 20:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 45155

The first pic in the ReDiff series has 2 tanks. In big white letters on the tanks are the words "ATAL" and "BHAGA". Is it the names of the tank commanders? some kind of training exercise signals (for safety)? Is it common among all tank units? Anybody has an idea........what could be the reason for ...
by Babui
10 May 2005 17:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 45155

Seems to me that the 'Cold Start' doctrine (given IA's current capabilities) is probably 1 (less than Corps size) level force advancing 10-20 miles inside enemy territory to establish a 'bridgehead' and throwing enemy formations in disarray. While the enemy's Army Reserve North and South are mobiliz...
by Babui
02 Mar 2005 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 30069

I'm not sure if Pakistan was ever 'off balance' militarily or if its nuclear posture was 'virtually neutralized'. I don't have the time to Google but I remember reading Paki newsmedia which mentioned that the Pakis had fully mobilized as soon as we had and their formations (all 3 services) had moved...
by Babui
22 Feb 2005 22:12
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - III
Replies: 132
Views: 66112

There is nothing in this report that has not been made public earlier. Perhaps the only heartening item is that this report was chaired at the highest level (Gen. Vij) and has been widely disseminated among the higher-ups. I would not state that SF are being misused. They are better equipped now to ...
by Babui
10 Feb 2005 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 65755

Has anybody read 'Buddhas Warriors' by Mikel Dunham ? I glanced through it while browsing at B&N. Seems interesting and detailed with photos. Its the story of Tibet's resistance during the Chinese invasion. The author interviewed the actual fighters who are now living in India and Nepal. This bo...

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