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by satya
04 Dec 2006 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87570

In a bid to meet the shortfall of officers in the armed forces, the National Defence Academy (NDA) has decided to increase its intake by 140 cadets. As per articles in media , shortfall in Defence services has been mainly due to lack of ' suitable candiates ' deemed fit enough to join as Officers. ...
by satya
01 Dec 2006 03:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 169622

http://economist.com/countries/China/profile.cfm?folder=Profile-Economic+Structure Even before the programme of economic reform and opening began in the late 1970s, the Chinese economy was characterised by the unusually large share of industrial production in gross output value: in 1979 industry ac...
by satya
28 Nov 2006 03:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 69448

How long will China wait till it shows its ABM capability ofcourse painted Green in Pukeeland?

Year or later? Interesting times ahead. :twisted:
by satya
01 Oct 2006 17:55
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 128821

Thnxx for clarifying the time for changing MIA into KIA , however there's one more thing i am not clear about , does the casualties of BSF during Op. Vijay were counted as those under IA's figure or were they separate?
by satya
01 Oct 2006 01:09
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 128821

The debate is not on the number of casualties during Operation Vijay , its about the number of Missing In Action [MIAs] soldiers , is it possible to find the actual number of MIAs during Operation Vijay ?
by satya
06 Aug 2006 20:00
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115261

Vivek, Dropping a NFU policy and replacing it with 'no policy' at all make things more murkier not only in indo-pak context but also in indo-china context . So far we already have one not so clear stance of '' minimum strategic deterrence '' and add to it another policy void doesnt seem like a good ...
by satya
05 Aug 2006 20:46
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115261

Vivek, NFU policy gives India a chance to go for preemtion should indian establisment is willing and ready to do this . If we drop our this policy , Pakis will raise the chante of nucler war in south asia and they will find many supporters in US . Another thing is dropping NFU policy will need a lot...
by satya
19 Jul 2006 21:11
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115261

Even today I dont think the army is nimble enough in startegy or tactics to handle a rapidly evolving situation IA is capable to draw up a strategy and execute it well enough , problem during tht time was the Vajpayee-Sharif Lahore Summitt and lowering of terror related acitivities in the Valley [ ...
by satya
17 May 2006 19:17
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115261

Fortunately, our pilots in this helicopter were safe but it certainly incensed us all and we began to retaliate in the same coin. I am again glad to report that without any further loss to us, within a period of one year, we were able to down around 6-7 Indian helicopters including an MI-17. Apart ...
by satya
10 May 2006 22:48
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115261

Idiotic question: Isn't this giving away a lot of information to the pakis? Aren't ways and methods of intel gathering being exposed? They know , we know and we know they know . Wht's point of intel if its not acted upon make some raids cross LoC and then we will see a new ball game till then its a...
by satya
03 Jan 2006 23:50
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Raj,

For thermal imagers, i can tell u they have been issued one for every platoon way back during Op. Prakaram on Rajasthan Front.
by satya
02 Jan 2006 23:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Anoop , Ray Reasons i felt tht IA actually proposed to have ''22 mt. divs'' might have been to : 1] further forward post and patrols than exisiting ones 2] to have enough troops available for action on eastern front , considering most of the action on eastern front is of high terrains. 3] to have in...
by satya
02 Jan 2006 19:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

One question, Satya Ji. How do you explain away the recent Chinese road-building activity almost 20 km into Bhutan? Also, are we supposed to do anything about this, or just sit by and watch? Sethjee, Remember wht happend in 62' when Indian Army was forced to do agressive patrolling in forward areas...
by satya
02 Jan 2006 04:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

RayC, Then why is China building military roads in (Indian side) Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan (check earlier posts)? Sethjee, India and China are negotiating rite ? Indian Army maintain active forward posts and border patrol rite ? Now these roads have been made into areas where Indian army has not...
by satya
27 Dec 2005 13:52
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

oh yaar Patil ,

india army is 'DEFENDING' not in ''offensive '' operation ,its a big difference yaar.
by satya
27 Dec 2005 05:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Thnxx Babui bout tht piece of info, well this definitely gives the chinkies definitely advantage but point is how much will it be helpful in ''offensive operation' ? considering we dont have tht developed road network on our side , so say if some how IA is able to achieve a breakthrough then dont u ...
by satya
27 Dec 2005 03:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

R Patel, the nos u have given regarding China's defence forces r not doubt look impressive but put them on a high mountainous battelfield and u will see these numbers going up in the wind , mountain warfare is an entirely different ballgame and there was one very good article tht was put in by anoth...
by satya
22 Dec 2005 20:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Shiv,

best definiton dude of 'victory', so simply defined.
by satya
18 Dec 2005 22:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Considering there r more than 400 batt. of para mil. forces under GoI roughly translating into 500K manpower . If 30% of this manpower is reserved exclusively for Armed Forces Personnles , translating into 150K who r retiring from active army service in their early 40s can serve easily 15-18 yrs wit...
by satya
17 Dec 2005 23:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Hi guys,

its an interesting article regarding '' meanings of military transformation'', worth reading:

http://www.comw.org/pda/0302conetta.html
by satya
14 Dec 2005 06:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

YIP, u gave out a gud way for additional manpower for Pak peace mission , wht bout finances, mere small theater action in Kargil lead to Govt. increasing the tax and also using all those contributions sent for martyred soliders for its tax gaps , how u suppose to fund this new COIN ops in a total ho...
by satya
13 Dec 2005 23:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Considering Chinese too have their '' local war in border areas under hi-tech conditions'' , how effective will be our Cold Start against against PLA ?
by satya
13 Dec 2005 22:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

In btw, how effective will be 105 mm mortars in mountain warfare , cant they be used for close artyy. support ?
by satya
11 Dec 2005 23:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Thnxx Anoop for this site, its real great. Ray, Considering IA's new war doctrine of Cold Start , can someone clarify two different scenarios: 1] IA's cold start calls for shorter duration of war , so based on this assumption , wont we need to downsize our reserve formations and shortning the logist...
by satya
11 Dec 2005 21:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Anoop, dont u think it will be better if Anti-armor attack helos r given to Army Aviation Corps for better operational planning and execution ? Regarding logistics , wht u think is the present distance btw reserve formations and formations thick in action , cuz wont it make a big diff. in time taken...
by satya
10 Dec 2005 23:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Ray wrote:

Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) has evolved a Long Term Perspective Plan which is to be approved by the Cabinet Commitee on Security.


can u shed some more light on this , Ray.
by satya
10 Dec 2005 18:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Doctrinal and other transformation essential for the IA
Replies: 142
Views: 61522

Above anything else we need a CDS , something politicians from all political parties r unwilling to be created. Give more teeth to the Defence Policy Group and their recomendations to become manadatory. In any near future , india will be facing threats mostly on its moutainous terrain rather than in...
by satya
03 Dec 2005 04:11
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - III
Replies: 132
Views: 72225

Arun

as per the thesis u have posted, majority of indian casualties were due to 'high altitude sickness'' rather than enemy fire whereas the general impression i had so far was tht majority of indian casualty was due to enemy artillery fire, can u shed some light on this.
by satya
30 Nov 2005 15:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Hi Guys, has any body read today's HT[hindustan times] editorial regarding indian defence forces , i am quoting a few lines from there 2002, the army was ready to launch an attack on Pakistan and would have executed their plans with their customary bravery. But given the force ratios, and the limits...
by satya
24 Nov 2005 16:09
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Daulat, chinese leadership is very secretive and considering very less interaction they have with the outside world and their very special ability of always hiding their real purpose , prediction china's future course of action with india is still 90% guess work but u r rite we can be sure only of o...
by satya
24 Nov 2005 13:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Arun_S wrote: Raj, 1962 was not just about reverses in the first round but inability to payback by entering stage-2 by cutting/harassing the Chinese supply lines which were precarious and very thin. 1] China started the war at the location and time tht suited it best , so IA response was 'reactionar...
by satya
24 Nov 2005 12:21
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Daulat, As far as i can made out the picture from IA's prespective , its one of 'holding operation' and not 'counter attack' as u said where IA will have run all the way to Tibet , and when i said 17 divs for PLA , tht assessment from IA is based on 'full logisitics' not stretched line or tht . IA d...
by satya
23 Nov 2005 22:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Cparkash, when i read this article , i didnt know tht the author has communist leanings nor did they show in his article so i will suggest u read it first then make ur judgement . Daulat, IA's assessment of PLA is tht it cant sustain more than 17 divisions for any kind of operation across the tibet ...
by satya
23 Nov 2005 18:36
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Ashok, i have read this article and i didnt find the author biased rather he told us out certain strategic mis calculations tht were made by Nehru and his 'bhagats' in their moves pre 62' war. Though u can say tht he did show tht chinese were trying to thwart the conflict but not succeeding but his ...
by satya
23 Nov 2005 16:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 82864

Hi guy,

try this link below for a very in depth and to a great extent neutral analysis of the 62' war from political as well as military point of view, worth reading:

http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/uploads/1962war.htm

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