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by Sanju
06 Feb 2009 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 25382

Re: Questioning the Army's Methodologies

Sachin wrote Hmm.. can't verify this since it was very long time ago. But as far as I have seen most of the JCOs have put atleast 15-20 years of service. Since you don't have any more information on this case, we do not know more on this case :(. Actually, I have been thinking of that meeting in Ka...
by Sanju
05 Feb 2009 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 25382

Re: Questioning the Army's Methodologies

Sachin, IIRC back in the late 80's or it may have been 90-91, I met a very young JCO who was supposed to be a direct entry. I think he was in Technical area, Signals or EME. That person had a diploma from an ITI institute. I still remember the guy riding his own scooter (Bajaj :) ) and thinking that...
by Sanju
31 Jan 2009 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 25382

Re: Indian Army Discussion

MohanG, The US does not have a super class of civil administrators like the IAS. The IAS is a creation of the Brits, even then the comparison is tenuous. Why in the first place are we comparing this India vs US? Let us get back to meaningful discussion. Continuing on this line of thought would amoun...
by Sanju
30 Jan 2009 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 25382

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Haric - while i totally agree that indian army is under paid, we should also consider facts pertaining to cost of living. I have lived in a cantonment and went to a kv and the cost was IIRC 18rs/3mnths. Accommodation in Military quarters was very cheap. I think some of these perks that military per...
by Sanju
30 Jan 2009 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 25382

Re: Indian Army Discussion

To Mohan G - You keep comparing the US to India in the way it treats its soldiers. When was the last time you checked the Atlas? If not in the recent past let me refresh your memory- US: Northern Border - Canada (one of its close ally - if not the closest) Southern Border- Mexico (another ally) West...
by Sanju
12 Dec 2008 18:42
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 200045

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Prabu wrote:# Chief of Indian navy Mumbai region
Please add some more !!


Why Vice-Admiral Bedi? Please elaborate....
by Sanju
19 Jul 2008 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Malusahi, You are just adding to my initial post - in support of what I said . :lol: Especially since I had mentioned about the " unsound strategy " as shown below. My point was that we were no match to them on all areas including strategy. Our soldiers were wearing cotton clothes and many...
by Sanju
19 Jul 2008 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

I thought 3 divisions are more than 20,000 soldiers Rajrang, I was giving the numbers facing 7 Brigade as guesstimated by Brig. Dalvi. Typically: 1 Unit = 800 to 1000 personnel 1 Brigade = 3 units 1 Division = 3 Brigades (sometimes 2) Based on the above, yes 3 divisions typically would be more than...
by Sanju
19 Jul 2008 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Just some inconvenient history that we should remember: In 1962, PLA whupped IA not because of superior logistics. In 1962 PLA whupped IA not because of superior firepower. In 1962 PLA whupped IA not because of superior manpower. The chinese soldier climbed up the mountain with a gun in his hand an...
by Sanju
18 Jul 2008 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

But the article highlights the reason why Indian testing of nuclear weapons is not over yet. Is time on our side? The rate at which the Chinese are going ahead with their projects and acquisitions and their defense expenditure - we are going to be at a similar disadvantage vis-a-vis 1962, if we are...
by Sanju
17 Jul 2008 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Singha wrote:only danger for PRC seems :rotfl: to death at our inept attitude.


Well this was the same in 1962 - our ineptitude. However, this time around it will be more Govt based rather than Govt and the Army HQ like in 1962.
by Sanju
16 Jul 2008 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Maybe the reason for all the hurry was due to PM informing them that the UPA Govt was going ahead with the Nuclear Agreement with US. The Chinese may have indicated that it would be construed as an offensive act directly aimed at containing China and that China will respond in an aggressive manner. ...
by Sanju
03 Jul 2008 21:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Re: China Military Watch

ASPuar, I read that as a positive statement. Meaning in our favour. Ray sir, Please correct me if I am wrong. Mighty glad to read that statement from you. It is best to keep the Pandas thinking that they can give the IA a bloody nose, the effect will be double when their nose is bloodied and trouser...
by Sanju
02 Jul 2008 21:42
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 58317

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Vonkabra,
It does n't show well on us to wish for someone as important as RM's "final bugle call", even though he has committed a Himalayan blunder.

I like your idea of an online petition.
by Sanju
30 Jun 2008 18:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 58317

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Rahul M wrote:times now was playing it. you can try their website.
or even mail mayurica.


Thanks Rahul M & Jagan for posting the link.
by Sanju
30 Jun 2008 03:09
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 58317

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Is there any possibility to get access to the "lay down your arms" call on AIR By the Late FM to the Pakistan Army?

Why don't we play this piece every Army Day on National TV to remind the new generation of that Great Victory and the many who laid down their lives and their youths for it?
by Sanju
27 Jun 2008 07:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 58317

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Thank you sir. May your Soul rest in peace!
by Sanju
24 Jun 2008 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 79251

Re: Women in Combat - 2

Comparing a country with a population of 115+ million approx during WWII (extrapolated from this website ( large PDF file - will take awhile to download ), wherein the total loss of lives 13% equaling 15 million - page 300) and a country with 1200 million approx (in the current time period) just doe...
by Sanju
23 Jun 2008 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

First of Rohitvats, thank you for the detailed post. Take a bow! I have a few ifs (IF wishes were horses et al... but still hoping for the best). If the time frame is 5 years and if we have a new govt (in the coming elections) cognizant of the external threats and does the following: a) Approves all...
by Sanju
20 Jun 2008 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

According to wiki after Russia (45) and Ukraine (17), India is the largest Military operator (12) of Mi-26. China doesn't have any, but has for civilian use and firefighting use. China has a fleet of 250 Mi-17 - with licensed co-production as of this year -2008. "In March 2007, the Russian Mil ...
by Sanju
19 Jun 2008 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

I am not sure if anyone has postulated this before. The timing for the Chinese to attack is a window between end of Olympics (Olympics ends on 24 Aug 2008) and before the cold sets in Tibet (Oct-May/June Winter season in the North, Eastern Tibet has September as tourist season before Winter sets in,...
by Sanju
18 Jun 2008 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

The biggest problem is that Tibetans are so few in number. There are I think 2.5 million in Tibet, about 200k in India and about 100k around the world. That is nothing. PLA itself is around 2 million. They can muster huge number of Hans and overwhelm the Tibetan region. Not to mention that cold-blo...
by Sanju
18 Jun 2008 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138280

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

.... The pakis did us a huge favor by giving us the opportunity to hone our high-altitude air attack skills. Nobody else has this experience. Victor, To extend on your theme on the Pakis doing us a "favour": 1) Op Gibraltar (1965) - The Pakis sent in irregulars and regulars. Unfortunately...
by Sanju
13 Jun 2008 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1346
Views: 258988

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Luxtor wrote:kaangeya, When did Kiani make such admissions? i.e. where did you read about it? Can you please post the link?
Thanks


Listen to the full 30 min interview. He mentions it in there.
by Sanju
02 Apr 2008 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95829

For a moment I thought I was in the "Water Dispute" thread. :P
by Sanju
09 Jan 2008 18:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 67778

Many top level people may want to stop these kind of mails, but fielded as charity mails, any opposition even from a top manager can get his feet burning when blamed as an RSS fanatic. That is not a difficult thing to do. For one, classify ANY of these mails as "Chain Mails" and request n...
by Sanju
20 Nov 2007 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

CShankar, I fully agree with you regarding the nutritional value and content of the above described combo. But for working families and working families with kids, it is difficult to prepare one kind for the adults and one for the kids. It is better to adopt practices that can be uniformly applied f...
by Sanju
20 Nov 2007 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

For maintaining an optimal health, an exercise routine in conjunction with proper diet is extremely important. 2 sides of the same coin. Some tips on healthier eating habits - -Change from white rice to brown rice. Both are Carbs, but where White Rice is Simple Carb, Brown Rice is Complex Carb, so t...
by Sanju
22 Aug 2007 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2436
Views: 319040

Paul wrote:

Doesn't Haniffa write for India Abroad and other assorted Indian rags here.


Managing Editor of Rediff India Abroad
by Sanju
28 Mar 2007 00:16
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 5
Replies: 321
Views: 66140

The website is www.sacredscience.com

Wide range of topics and it is in Idyllwild. Worth a look for folks interested in metaphysical type of subjects.
by Sanju
28 Mar 2007 00:06
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 5
Replies: 321
Views: 66140

Any chance i could impose on you to post some links to Vedic mathematic methods?? Sadler, There is an organisation that does a great job of spreading the knowledge of VM. Their website is http://www.vedicmaths.org One of the main person there is a Kenneth Williams who has written books on VM that i...
by Sanju
21 Mar 2007 02:08
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 67834

Hari C, In the last page of the archived thread you had answered to Joey wrt to dwory in South India. Yes, it is alive and practised by all the religions , atleast in Kerala. Few years ago, the going rate for a Muslim Engineer from a so-so family was Rs 2 crore. Now there would be a reason for all y...
by Sanju
21 Mar 2007 01:31
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 68958

Arun_S wrote:Yes please. Send me an email at arun_S1971 at gmail dot com


Done!
by Sanju
21 Mar 2007 00:36
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 68958

Kakkaji, very aptly put!
by Sanju
20 Mar 2007 20:21
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 68958

Arun_S Regarding Ram Sita Coins of East India Company Dear, you are right they didn't have any problem with relgious icons on coins/currencies, But the east India company's ram sita huanuma and Om coins images you have posted here are FAKES. Yes, FAKES. If you are paying for buying for such coins, ...
by Sanju
19 Oct 2006 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4155
Views: 782267

My thoughts echo what Khan has written!
by Sanju
05 Jan 2006 19:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 80026

Ray Saheb, Didn't the Chinese get a bloody nose :) in 1967 in the Natu La area when Sam Bahadur was in charge of Western Command. Here is the quote from this link: Link He was officiating as army chief in 1967 when the Chinese had their first clash with the Indian Army since 1962. This occurred at t...
by Sanju
05 Oct 2005 07:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 168273

P_saggu: neat scenario and very well written. Thank you and keep it up!!! :!:

Regards,
Sanju
by Sanju
08 Sep 2005 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 49313

A Brigadier from the PAF(?) writes on the 65 war

1 of 4 Part series

http://us.rediff.com/news/2005/sep/08war1.htm

Wonder how come there is a Brigadier in PAF, they usually follow the same norm as the IAF (i.e., British rather than American)

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