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by RayC
18 Mar 2010 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175683

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

There is a life cycle procedure for personnel equipment for PBOR. They are issued two sets and I think the life is for three years (I forget the time limit). The camouflage uniform fades in no time and so one cannot go around looking shabby. One cannot buy OFB uniform. Therefore, the other option i...
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175683

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

The official issue is the OFB product. There is a life cycle procedure for personnel equipment for PBOR. They are issued two sets and I think the life is for three years (I forget the time limit). The camouflage uniform fades in no time and so one cannot go around looking shabby. One cannot buy OFB ...
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175683

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

OFB manufactured uniform fades out in three months! When I visited the unit recently, I found that the boys were buying uniform cloth of private textile companies from the Unit Canteen Contractor (baniyah as he is known). I myself bought a Jap cap from the baniyah and it is still a new as a whistle....
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175683

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

Even civilians are wearing camouflage uniform and driving Marutis with OG colour. Now, who is from the Army, who is a civilian, who is paramilitary and who are terrorists, one does not know. All are wearing the same camouflage uniform! A real, what is known as, a Buggers' Muddle!! Civilians should n...
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342497

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

42 RR and other RR units in J&K need to S.W.A.T movie ASAP. Important before their next deployment!! I haven't got what you intended to convey. If it means smashing one's way through irrespective of the collateral damage or lives lost of those who are not the terrorists, I think while that is f...
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 08:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 628754

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

‘Childish’ salt in RAW wound - Spy agency’s secrecy rules draw scorn from tribunal New Delhi, March 17: You would imagine them tiptoeing across foreign alleyways, casting nervous glances over their shoulder as they head for a clandestine meeting with an “asset” to receive a secret document. But if ...
by RayC
18 Mar 2010 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

'Army has Occupied 13,885 Arces of Land in Kargil' In addition, an area of 12,107 acres has been notified as 'Khurbathang Firing Range' for the period of 10 years as per the government order issued on March 8, 2004, he said. Rizvi demanded that the firing range should be shifted from the area as th...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2265
Views: 159165

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

On one of the TV channels, one Indian origin US spokesman said that Headley cannot be handed over to the Indians since there was against the US Constitution. However, what ever the Indians wanted to know could be routed through the US law enforcing agencies and they will ask Headley and pass it on t...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 19:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Kanson, Thanks for the correction of HM. This is what is said: The DRDO is crying foul. Major General HM Singh, who spearheaded the Arjun's development for the last 28 years until he retired a fortnight ago, points out that inserting tactics into the trials would give the army a way of putting down ...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 18:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^ This is OT RayC... On what basis he was promoted to the rank Maj. Gen. when he is actually seconded to DRDO ? I think the statement was made by HM Singh. On the basis of seniority and Annual Confidential Report. I am not sure whether it is RP or HM. It does not matter which Singh it is. What mat...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 427377

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I found an interesting one on NDTV. Some RJD MLA was garlanded with a cash garland and flowers. The flowers remained and there was a melee amongst his followers and the cash vanished, but the flowers remained. What as interesting is that while the other channels mentioned that this was a RJD MLA, ND...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 18:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Please...here no one is talking abt the paanwalla stuff and no one wants to villify the Army willingly with bias and the discussion is more towards testing and procurement of T-90S and Arjun. If anyone done more damage to Army it is the Army to itself. I'm merely pointing out what was already discu...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 13:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Don't worry there is enough cuckoos around. Until one learns of the issue officially, cuckoos shall fly. Sorry for going OT, didnt get this part :-? Does it allude to the fact that "cuckoos flying" refer to rumour-mongering or CT's? Not rumourmongering. Merely, I know the 'inside' stuff a...
by RayC
17 Mar 2010 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 427377

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

The RM is a fine man.

But the defence forces are woefully short in all departments.

For one man's reputation, the country stands, as Maneckshaw wrote on file before the 1971 War, 'nude'.

However, the RM is a noble man.
by RayC
16 Mar 2010 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

As I said before, I am not too sure of the merits of the case of Avdesh, but because the Army Rule was not applied, it is what is called 'bad in law' and hence he has a leg to stand on!
by RayC
15 Mar 2010 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Kersi, One has to understand Network Centric Operations and the vertical and horizontal spectrum that it is intended to encompass. There is no doubt that information of the battlefield has to be known to all those who have planned the operation and by those who are conducting it. The issue is down t...
by RayC
13 Mar 2010 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 295469

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

I received an e mail that informed that one should not by rubber bands or slippers even if they are cheap since they are made made from used condoms being recycled. BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Raja, You all are tech savvy. I cannot claim that distinction and so cannot quite comment, more so since I have not experienced any such gadget, except a demo on the GPS. Indeed, if there was a single gadget doing everything that one would require in a battle, that would be ideal. The issue that I t...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 512
Views: 63528

Re: Women in Combat

This is a comment on a different forum of a US serviceman and I thought one could share it with all. Women in combat arms pose more issues than the simple "if they can do it let em", which sounds great...at first. For this to work in a way that offers a positive net gain for an armed force...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 93399

Re: BR Forum Feedback

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by RayC
12 Mar 2010 14:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 345314

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Wrong aircraft & wrong country.


Why so?

In an emergency, would like a cohesive organisation or a truncated one to regroup and waste time?
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I can't say about the soldier since it would require greater IT education and yet let me tell you, though one may think they are duds, they are not. They have already mastered many things that when I visited the unit I thought was tough for me! I am sure with training, they will rise to the occasion...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 13:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

when the thread starts resembling the 'blind men of hindoostan' ( and the elephant) then its time for a thread to be closed. Rahul, I wonder how we will ever lay our fingers on the truth and conclude on the real cause, problem. I agree. But then we miss the Diwali fireworks by the Blind Men of Hind...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 13:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

IA might not know spec writing but the do know how to fight . I think the usefulness is in understanding what made them decide to cold shoulder a local development? :) Can i read the statement as, even though IA might not know the exact requirement of equipments for war fighting, it can know how to...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 12:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

ASPuar sahab, much as I respect your views, kindly do not give moderation advices on the threads. reporting is the way to go and it should be restricted to that. and no, a thread should not be closed down just because we don't agree with the views expressed therein, that's called thought policing. ...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 12:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

How is that everone speculating in vacuum ? atleast speaking for myself, enough reports are cited and facts are stated. Prove that these facts are false and then make claim that everyone is speculating in the vacuum. Kanson. Since you know why the latest Arjun has been rejected (India still does no...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 12:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Puar, While I agree with you, yet this is free forum and all this shenanigans maybe OK for the effect to show nationalism and patriotism. While it might appear surprising that I am batting for the Mods, I would like to inform that since I know the Mods and behind the Bookshelf, most of them are stea...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 11:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Just one example - have we built up war wastage reserves for 6 months, till date? If we havent, then it shows that we in any case do not intend to fight a war to the finish with Pakistan. At a different level, interestingly, developing a war wastage reserve of 6 months, will provide a very interest...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 10:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I would like to disagree that the IA can disregard a good eqpt manufactured in India. The explanation is simple. If we had not botched up the Bofors case because of political shenanigans, we would not have the sorry state we are in today over our arty and its ammunition because it would be produced ...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 09:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

http://www.militaryglobal.com/forum/gallery/1_19_09_06_12_02_40.jpg The 1.1 million-strong Indian Army is going hi-tech to turn its troops into fighting machines of the 21 century, complete with the latest multi-function weaponry and uniforms with sensors to monitor their health parameters. "W...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 09:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I encountered in this thread more than one time what made Ajai Shukla to change his mind. His own reply below: Ajai said ... Anonymous, Your comment: "When I read you accusing the Army as corrupt baffons who chase Russian Lolitas at the expense of Indian beuty, I just don't know whether you ha...
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 08:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 810255

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

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by RayC
12 Mar 2010 07:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 435680

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Any official confirmation of Shiv Aroor's contention?
by RayC
12 Mar 2010 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 345314

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

I am told had the following requirement:

1. Short take off and landing.
2. Capable of landing on semi paved/ unpaved/ PSP runways.
3. Capable of landing/ air dropping minimum of one company of combat ready troops and equipment.
4. Capable of heavy lift cargo.
by RayC
11 Mar 2010 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4265
Views: 698248

Re: Small Arms Thread

I am am sorry chaps if I have failed you with a mathematical answer.

I really don't know why we can't fire a weapon with equal consistency!
by RayC
11 Mar 2010 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4265
Views: 698248

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ I am afraid that I am not able to grasp the point you are trying to convey. Are you saying that most people would not be able to shoot accurately at ranges greater than 300 mts regardless of the quality of training they are imparted with? Training helps. However, some are good shooters by instin...
by RayC
11 Mar 2010 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4265
Views: 698248

Re: Small Arms Thread

RayC sir, I remember some study done by the US Army that showed that average army soldiers could hit a man-sized target at 300 meters distance only 10% of the time. I'll try and dig up the actual reference later. So changing rifles is not going to help much unless they change their training methods...
by RayC
11 Mar 2010 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4265
Views: 698248

Re: Small Arms Thread

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by RayC
11 Mar 2010 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 60332

Re: Small Arm Thread

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