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by shek
03 May 2005 18:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 53424

The General officer has made the nation proud. RIP sir. I pray that our Lord God watches over his soul. "O Valiant hearts, who to your glory came, Through dust of conflict and through battle flame; Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved, Your memory hallowed in the land you loved. These were ...
by shek
01 May 2005 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

Sir, I do not care what the verdict is as long as justice is served. I am no great supporter of Ms. Gupta, only a proponent of objectivity. Your comment regarding the media is true of course. Sunday Mid Day has a front page article on the lady in question and how her mother has traveled to be with ...
by shek
30 Apr 2005 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

As of now i think a JAG wingco is her counsel and she has pleaded for a civil advocate as she was not sure of getting "justice" from the people in uniform!... Sorry, but while I do think she may be a little paranoid I think it's also understandable for her to feel that way Regarding the X FACTOR ai...
by shek
30 Apr 2005 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Combined defence exams on 18 Sept NT Bureau Chennai, Apr 28: The combined defence services examination will be held on 18 September. The applications are being issued by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). According to an official press release, the examination is held for candidates seeking adm...
by shek
30 Apr 2005 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

Off topic but sorry to say that Rajdeep Sardesai is no torch bearer either. I agree that this court martial is being given too much importance. The simple fact that the two IAF officers informed the police that they had to seek the permission of their boss was presented (IE report I think) as if th...
by shek
28 Apr 2005 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

Re: 28th APRIL 'X FACTOR' ON NDTV 24/7 IN VERY BAD TASTE

Shek, Any idea as to when it gets repeated? Jagan Jagan, thats what i'm trying to find out now. I'm surfing the NDTV site for more info. I guess the effects of Rajdeep Sardesai leaving the channel is now beginning to show. Earlier he used to host the pgme and did a great job of it. I'm glad i cance...
by shek
28 Apr 2005 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

28th APRIL 'X FACTOR' ON NDTV 24/7 IN VERY BAD TASTE

Guys did anyone of you see the 'X FACTOR' on NDTV 24/7, aired at 2200HRS on tonight (28 April)?? It was one of the most crap shows I've ever ever seen. Being a journalism student, i would grade the show a pathetic 'F'!! It was about the Court Martial of FO Anjali Gupta. These guys have made such a ...
by shek
27 Apr 2005 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

NCC to set up shooting clubs Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 To tap talent and encourage potential shooters, the National Cadet Corps is setting up shooting clubs for its cadets across the country. The matter is expected to be deliberated by the concerned Parliament consultative committee ...
by shek
27 Apr 2005 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

Kancha sir all the best. it would be real nice if we could get it touch. mail me.
Rishi, that guys name is Pradeep. he didnt get recommended during the board conference. he said he wud keep tryin. i'll certainly get u details once i'm thru with ssb.
by shek
24 Apr 2005 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

Rishi wrote:
shek wrote:Manne, i'm sure Kancha sir would enlighten you on this... :wink:


Nanga=NDA ?

Dhakka=Direct Entry? (IMA)

Jhatka=SSC (OTA?)

Jest gessin...


Rishi, sahi jawab!!
buddy wats latest on your SSB??? u wer supposed to go, right?
by shek
23 Apr 2005 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Guru sir, couldnt agree with you more.
You referred to using your father's Serge Battle Dress in Kargil. So are you a fauji? Serving/Retd?
by shek
23 Apr 2005 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Ray sir, as far as i know all Rifle Regiments were the pouch belt. The Mech Inf also wears one, but they have been wearing it for a long time now. Guess they needed an identity of their own. Regarding the White Patrols, they have been discontinued for some years now. They had planned to discontinue ...
by shek
22 Apr 2005 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

Manne, i'm sure Kancha sir would enlighten you on this... :wink:
by shek
22 Apr 2005 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Ray and Puar sir, I am in complete agreement with most of the Selection Grade Colonels who want the Time Scale ones not to wear the collor lipsticks. I mean, there should be some differentiation between the two. Secondly, Puar sir, regarding the uniform and its changes, i've noticed that most senior...
by shek
22 Apr 2005 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

shek, i m a nanga99. how 'bout u. Sir, nice to hear from you. I'm the son of a dhakka(55) , bro of a nanga(102/D) and God willing soon i'll complete the list of academies in the family by becoming a jhatka. attending ssb this may, course starting in Oct. why dont u post in the Indian Armed Forces A...
by shek
21 Apr 2005 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

Kancha sir i know it wouldnt be appropriate to give out info to which unit u belong to etc but it will be nice if you could tell us your Academy Course No and if you are a nanga, dhakka or jhatka!, if you know what i mean! :wink: :D There is a thread dedicated completely to issues pertaining to the ...
by shek
20 Apr 2005 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Sir, i think 26yrs is for the officers who havent made it in the selection grade and are time scale. But as you pointed out, it is a little too much. But i guess it is the same in the Army. I've heard that selection grade Colonels are putting up a case regarding the new policy of time scale Colonels...
by shek
18 Apr 2005 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Hey Pradeep, do post in info about your experience in the SSB. It will really be useful. Never mind, keep trying, Bash on Regardless!!
by shek
09 Apr 2005 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

INS ZAMORIN

INS Zamorin commissioned at Ezhimala Naval Academy EZHIMALA (KERALA), APR 6 (PTI) The INS Zamorin was today commissioned by Chief Minister Oomen Chandy at the Ezhimala Naval Academy adding one more establishment, which will serve as a depot base for coordinating administrative matters for India's pr...
by shek
03 Apr 2005 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151031

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Lalson Varghese (14 RR) HYDERABAD April 28, 2003 Family, friends, colleagues and common folk bid a tearful farewell to Major Lalson Varghese of the Indian Army in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed the 29-year-old major in an ambush during the counter-...
by shek
01 Apr 2005 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Sainik School to get Rs 1.01 cr grant from MoD Tribune News Service Kapurthala, March 31 To undertake structural restoration work of Sainik School, Kapurthala, housed in Jagatjit Palace, the Ministry of Defence has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1.01 crore. A communique in this regard from the department ...
by shek
31 Mar 2005 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Army School organises free NDA coaching Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Mar 29: Army School Damana organized three day free NDA coaching from today, admission for which is open for all the schools. Brig P P Toor, Chairman of the host School inaugurated the coaching session. He apprised the aspiring s...
by shek
27 Mar 2005 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 89013

A MUST REEAD: http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/mar202005/sl3.asp INTERVIEW (DECCAN HERALD, BANGALORE MARCH 20th) Air Commodore (retd) J A Benjamin MiG-21s HAVE BEEN UPGRADED AND GIVEN A NEW LEASE ON LIFE IAF getting advanced jet trainers only now On March 8 another MiG-21 – an IAF fighter, c...
by shek
25 Mar 2005 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

JOINING TA

SOME INFO ON JOINING THE TA AS AN OFFICER: 1) Firstly you need to be a graduate of a university recognized by the AICTE. You have to be below 40yrs while joining. 2) You need to have a job and an NOC by your boss allowing you to join the TA. 3) You have to write a letter to the TA Group Commander an...
by shek
21 Mar 2005 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

79th COURSE POP, OTA CHENNAI

Passing out parade at OTA NT Bureau Chennai, Mar 20: Two hundred and eighty two cadets graduated as army officers at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai Saturday. Among them 72 were women. They would be commissioned in various ranks in the Indian army, one of the largest combat forces in the wo...
by shek
18 Mar 2005 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Bhagga for AF...

Govt extends restructuring of officers' cadre to Air Force NEW DELHI, MAR 15 (PTI) After the Army, the government today extended the restructuring of the officers' cadre to the Air Force and Navy to give it a younger profile and facilitate quicker vertical movement in the promotion ladder. Under the...
by shek
15 Mar 2005 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

RIMC: Reunion

Indo-Pak reunion at RIMC Founders Day!: [India News]: Dehradun, Mar 14: A Pakistani delegation of army officials arrived in Dehradun for a reunion at the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) for its 83rd Founder's Day on Sunday (March 13). At least two Air Chiefs of Pakistan and several flag off...
by shek
15 Mar 2005 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

RIMC

Nurturing the younger lot for a career in the armed forces, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun has been the grooming center for attaining echelon in the Defence Services for many decades. After the First World War the need for a college was felt to train the Indian boys for absorption in th...
by shek
14 Mar 2005 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Check this out, it was out sometime last year...sad.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... 791551.cms
by shek
06 Mar 2005 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Target IMA!

Security at Indian Military Academy tightened: [India News]: New Delhi, March 6 : Security at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehra Dun has been tightened further following the killing of three alleged members of a terrorist outfit who reportedly wanted to target it. "We had IB (Intelligence Bu...
by shek
06 Mar 2005 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

SSB Interview

Some imp stuff mailed to me by Rishi, a BRFite: OLQ Preparation for SSB Interview When you have passed the written test for armed forces, you have to clear the next step of the selection process: the Interview. Your performance in the interview will determine whether you succeed or not. It is a rigo...
by shek
06 Mar 2005 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Re: Thankx man

Hi shek......thankx a million for that information.....feel relieved after i read it.......will make it a point to post more regularly in the forum..... to start off with.....i had initially got a call for SSB on 28th Feb....around 160 candidates had come to allahabad....but almost 40 of them appea...
by shek
06 Mar 2005 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Re: Need Info

Hi guys….must tell u....this academies section is one that was necessary...gr8 job guys...well….I do not write regularly in the forum but do visit this site often....i have a small problem here and would be glad if someone could help….Let me start off……I have cleared my CDS II exam and have qualifi...
by shek
06 Mar 2005 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Pradeep, jus give me a little time on that and i'll let you know. Since it's directly involving your career i wouldn't want to mis-inform you.
by shek
06 Mar 2005 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Hey people, sad news about FC Sparsh Rana. He is the son of a fauji. An alumni of The Army Public School, DK, Delhi (TAPS). He was from 107th Oscar Sqn of the NDA.
by shek
01 Mar 2005 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

News Just In!!

Security at IMA beefed up Swati Vashishtha Tribune News Service Dehra Dun, February 27 The police has beefed up security around the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehra Dun after intelligence reports of a terrorist attack threat. The intelligence agencies have reasons to believe that terrorist out...
by shek
27 Feb 2005 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87475

Increase in intake of AFA

IAF officer training institute to hike intake from next year : Karnataka, India > Bangalore, Dec 8 : Indian Air Force's premier officer training institute, the Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal near Hyderabad will increase its intake of cadets to over 400 from next year from the existing 370. AFA,...
by shek
26 Feb 2005 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

ASPuar wrote:Sachin.. also the erstwhile Royal Garhwal Rifles. They still wear the "Royal Rassi" as it is known, with pride. I believe some Gorkha units also had been accorded the privilege.


Even the Brigade of Guards and the ASC are royal.

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