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by shek
25 Feb 2005 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

This is the new Style Lt Gen Collar Tabs (3 Stars) The Major General Tabs - 2 Stars. Brigadier Col Tabs. Old Style 'Universal' Collar Tabs Old Style 'Universal' Collar Tabs for Winter Service Dress? Bah.. im not much for these new star studded gorgets. I think the old prussian oak leaf looked much ...
by shek
25 Feb 2005 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

Re: uniform??

I've got some questions, why do personnel the Brigade Of The Guards wear brass buttons on their uniforms?...except fatigues of course! Secondly, as far as i know, officers of the MLI do not wear cross belts, how come the new Chief wears one? Well, well, well...i get to quote myself! I really don't ...
by shek
23 Feb 2005 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Any RDC-'05 Cadet out there who knows the latest of the Cadet Exchange Programme??? When i went to the UK in 2003 DGNCC was planning on adding Australia, New Zealand and even the US to the list of YEP countries. Any update on this? It will be really great if this has been done already. The more the ...
by shek
20 Feb 2005 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

OK, fellow BRFites there is a slight change regarding the SS in the army which is soon coming into effect, but not in effect yet. Presently 5yrs is the minimum service to be put it by an SS officer. This will now be changed to 7yrs with an option to leave after 14 also. This change will be brought a...
by shek
20 Feb 2005 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Ray sir, if i'm not wrong Lt Gen Chopra is from the Madras... Mekala sir, are you ex-OTA? If so, which course/coy? shek Thank U 4 the link 2 OTA. Ya, I am ex-OTA, 8 th course. By the way, what course is on now? Srini-M Sir, i'm not in the OTA yet, but hope to be soon by the end of this year. I got ...
by shek
19 Feb 2005 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Ray sir, if i'm not wrong Lt Gen Chopra is from the Madras...

Mekala sir, are you ex-OTA? If so, which course/coy?
by shek
19 Feb 2005 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

RayC wrote:When I was in the NDA, it was POP without arms.

Looked quite neat. Both arms swinging.

Thank heavens, no one has got the idea still of POP on horses!

Who is the current Comdt and Deputy Commdt, NDA?

KK Khanna JAT Regt has gone to IMA, I believe.


Comdt: Lt Gen AK Chopra
D Com: AVM SS Madan
by shek
18 Feb 2005 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Latest input from NDA, The Comdt has instructed that from the next POP onwards (108th), rifles for cadets and swords for appointees will not be on parade! The POP will be a without arms drill!! Pity the guys...it's gonna be tough. Mekala, try this link: http://indianarmy.nic.in/arotapubmain.htm I th...
by shek
17 Feb 2005 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Thanks for the info sir. No, not that dad wanted it, just for my info. Dad is a DE, 55 Reg and bro 102/Delta.
by shek
15 Feb 2005 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Good going sir! Sir, are you ex-NDA? If so which sqdrn and course? Sir, i was going through the History section of the OTA site and found this: "NDA Wing at OTS A highlight of the year 1975-76 was the opening of the NDA Wing at the OTS to train the overflow of successful NDA candidates for a Three Y...
by shek
15 Feb 2005 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Guru, technically it will be wrong to say that ex-NDAs have 3+1 training to become officers. The main ‘service training’ begins only in the 6th term. I can confidently say that an NCC cadet with an an 'A' grade in his 'C' cert with atleast the RD Camp under his belt can equally match an ex-NDA. ...
by shek
14 Feb 2005 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

X Posted Quote: Don’t worry, its just not you, many people do not have the right info on joining the Forces. Quote: 2) Remember, after all, officers passing out from OTA are joining the Indian Army! Here is an interesting fact, the max no of MVC (nations second highest gallantry award) awardees d...
by shek
13 Feb 2005 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Hey rishi! you couldn't have explained the paper better!! Ya! the paper was sure 'fun'! but don't tell me you left out questions in maths??? I mean thoda to tukka mar deta...my paper was totally tukka. I think tukkas is soon gonna replace the law of permutations and combinations. Anyway, on a more ...
by shek
13 Feb 2005 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Hey rishi! you couldn't have explained the paper better!! Ya! the paper was sure 'fun'! but don't tell me you left out questions in maths??? I mean thoda to tukka mar deta...my paper was totally tukka. I think tukkas is soon gonna replace the law of permutations and combinations. Anyway, on a more s...
by shek
13 Feb 2005 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

OTA as an option to join the army: "Serve With Honour&a

This is taken out from another thread in response to a question posed by a member of the forum. I thought this would be very appropriate to post it on this thread. This basically is to clear all the misconceptions and doubts of the general public about the OTA. 1) The OTA is one of the finest and to...
by shek
13 Feb 2005 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

CDSE I 2005 Written, Feb 13th '05

Today was CDSE I 2005. Did 'ok' type. not that great. Though the English was certainly tougher than last time. GK was not so 'general' and maths was the same old story...'eeny meeny myna moe'!! Guys if any one of you have solved any of the papers, please do post it on this thread. Though i'm not int...
by shek
13 Feb 2005 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

An Open Letter To Cadets

Guys pls tell me how to upload pics/documents from the comp on the thread....
by shek
11 Feb 2005 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Is this mandatory for all officers? Broadly speaking, what courses are mandatory and what are optional? Shishir, It is mandatory for all YOs to do the YO course. In fact it is the grading in this course that more or less determines your future. All Infantry YOs do their course at Infantry School, M...
by shek
11 Feb 2005 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

Assam Rifles (it is not an infantry regiment though), It seems that the Naga regiment is missing in that picture. Also what is the red shoulder patch on the unknown soldier marked with the question mark above. Priyank, your id of regiments were spot on!! Though i chose to ignore the Gorkhas because...
by shek
11 Feb 2005 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Rakesh wrote:Shek: Please email me. Thanks.

Hi Rakesh, what id do i mail you on?
by shek
10 Feb 2005 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Hey Anoop, Thanks for bringing into notice the inclusion of Maj. Wangchuk, Maj. Acharya and Capt. Nongrum as part of the IMA Roll of Honour. As far as I know the above mentioned officers are alumini of the OTA and they must be in the IMA roll just as a general roll specifying their deeds at Kargil r...
by shek
10 Feb 2005 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

cds supplementry???

For all those CDS aspirants out there, CDS II 2004 written results were on on 3rd Jan, day before yesterday ie. 8th Feb, CDS II 2004 (SUPPLEMENTRY) results were out. Any idea what these 'supplementry' results are? When i checked the UPSC site, the candidates who cleared it had the option of IMA, NA ...
by shek
10 Feb 2005 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

Priyank, the crossed rifles on a green background is not the RR patch. it represents instructors at the CIJWS (Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School) at Virangte, Mizoram. The Dagger on a red background with the word 'Commando' written below worn on the right pocket means that the Brigadier w...
by shek
09 Feb 2005 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Any info on the proposed increament of strength and training period of the OTA?
by shek
09 Feb 2005 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87476

Indian Armed Forces Academies

Indian Armed Forces Academies: NDA, IMA, OTA, NA & AFA A lot has been discussed on the men and machines of the Armed Forces. This is dedicated to the institutions that churn out young boys and girls into able officers who lead men into battle. This thread is for all those ‘cradles of leadersh...
by shek
09 Feb 2005 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 64874

uniform??

I've got some questions, why do personnel the Brigade Of The Guards wear brass buttons on their uniforms?...except fatigues of course!
Secondly, as far as i know, officers of the MLI do not wear cross belts, how come the new Chief wears one?

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