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by Paul
30 Oct 2002 12:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Origins of Grant Trunk Road
Replies: 5
Views: 6744

Re: Origins of Grant Trunk Road

Ashok,
Thank you for the very interesting link. Maybe we can also find an interesting ref. linking the GT Road to the Silk Route.
by Paul
29 Oct 2002 04:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Origins of Grant Trunk Road
Replies: 5
Views: 6744

Origins of Grant Trunk Road

Found these references on the origins of the Grand Trunk Road in the Jung Sunday section ( written by a sane Pakistani...there is hope after all :) ). I remember reading in NCERT History books too that Sher Shah Sur laid the GT Road when it is obvious that the Road existed long before Islam came to ...
by Paul
24 Oct 2002 12:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 19366

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

There was a proposal in the 80s about sending Indian pilots on African Migs for combat against the Pretoria regime. Remember reading this in "The Hindu". Probably the Cubans there wanted air cover.
by Paul
26 Jan 2002 04:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 59901

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

From TOI post above:<p> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Professor Gyn Prins, an acknowledged specialist in security issues and nuclear non-proliferation, told this paper the Agni test-launch appeared to follow inexorably from the now "publicly-declared information, ...
by Paul
25 Jan 2002 21:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 59901

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

RamSastry:<p>Let us comapare the benefits to India and Pakistan from the POK-II tests. When the tests were conducted, it looked like the whole world was coming down on us. Jesse Helms and his ilk (Praful Bidwai) etc. claiming India had shot itself in it's head. But looking at it now we did the right...
by Paul
23 Jan 2002 09:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Road Development
Replies: 282
Views: 73619

Re: Indian Road Development

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Ingersoll-Rand’s training institute for road builders<hr></blockquote><p>http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jan23/b4.htm
by Paul
17 Jan 2002 00:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 44345

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>What tank is this (one of the older ones?)
web page<hr></blockquote><p>Must be a Vijayanta.
by Paul
22 Nov 1999 13:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: PA Corps Structure and Commanders
Replies: 49
Views: 25691

Re: PA Corps Structure and Commanders

Can anyone compare the number of Lt. Gens and Major Generals in the Paki army vs. the Indian army. I don't think that the pakis have more than 15-16 Lt. Gens to select the C-in-C from.<P>While it is obvious that the Indian army has a wider pool to select their commanding officers from, how do our Ge...
by Paul
20 Nov 1999 14:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions
Replies: 34
Views: 18626

Re: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions

I'm sure other people from Hyderabad can also verify this. It is a fact that all ex-serviceman from the Nizam's state forces were treated on par with ex-servicemen from the Indian army. They are all allowed to draw ration and avail of medical facilities in the Indian army like other ex-servicemen.<P...
by Paul
20 Nov 1999 01:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions
Replies: 34
Views: 18626

Re: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions

In E Pak they had Ansars, and Razakars who were chiefly Biharis and turncoat Bengalis. They were of litle miltary value but at the same time were useful in implementing havoc on the poor civilians.<P>They are all rotting in the camps in Bangladesh now.<P>------------------<BR>Paul
by Paul
19 Nov 1999 11:58
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions
Replies: 34
Views: 18626

Re: Operation Polo, Nizam, Razakars: Some questions

Kasim Rizvi,<BR>The chief thug of the Razakars escaped to Pakiland. There I think he was arrested for some reason.<P>Quite a few Hyderabadis went away to Pakistan at that time Ass-if Ek-Bal, the cricket player was one of them.<P><P>------------------<BR>Paul
by Paul
16 Nov 1999 11:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lt. Gen. Harbaksh Singh cremated
Replies: 13
Views: 9643

Re: Lt. Gen. Harbaksh Singh cremated

A great warrior, a true Indian and a proud Sikh. <P>If Indira Gandhi and Maneckshaw had not cheated him, He would have been the C in C in place of Maneckshaw.<P>------------------<BR>Paul
by Paul
09 Oct 1999 00:57
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Arming of VDCs in Jammu & Kashmir
Replies: 8
Views: 8317

Re: Arming of VDCs in Jammu & Kashmir

<P>This came in the HT times. Makes me wonder, how many rifles are issued per village. and what mix are they. SLRs/Bolt actions/sten guns etc.<P><BR>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<P>J&K villagers arm themselves against militancy <BR>Srinagar: Des...

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