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by rohitvats
30 Oct 2019 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3634
Views: 631996

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ya All*h! Look at the Lt. Gen.! Stands head and shoulders above the TFTA oiropeans, and what a nice friendly sdre face. You want to be coming over the Yellow Sea and see THAT? :eek: <SNIP> That Lt General is 15 Corps Commander and goes by the name of Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon or more famously as 'T...
by rohitvats
24 Oct 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 958
Views: 258118

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:<SNIP>BTW with 45th K-9 delivery that is 1 regiment plus 9 for next regiment.


2 x Regiments (18 guns each) and 09 for the next one.
by rohitvats
23 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 102977

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

You're misreading SJha's tweet. From what I remember, he mentioned that it won't be long before we start looking at 6.8mm and not that we're already looking at it.
by rohitvats
23 Oct 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 958
Views: 258118

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Each Division in Indian Army has an organic Artillery Brigade which used to have a break-up like this: 1 x Medium Regiments (130/155) 3 x Field Regiments (105mm) 1 x Light Regiment (120mm Mortar) But in due course of time, most Field Regiments became Medium Regiment when we bought 130mm M-46 guns at...
by rohitvats
21 Oct 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778312

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^NSG hub was not set-up in Bangalore because a Para (SF) battalion was located in the city. As for location, its not co-located with PRTC. The Military Farm, located adjacent and north of Hebbal lake, was closed down (as part of overall closing down of Military Farms establishment) and this became...
by rohitvats
21 Oct 2019 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 806696

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Read some claims that Pinaka has been used. Won't be surprised if it has been actually used.
by rohitvats
18 Oct 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 675
Views: 85063

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

VSunder, Sir - I had not seen your post before I posted mine. Later I read through your post and realized the mistake! Coming to the equations themselves, to put it mildly, I'm mathematically challenged to fully comprehend and use these equations. Even though, I really want to. For sometime now, I'v...
by rohitvats
16 Oct 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 675
Views: 85063

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

vsunder, Since your a math guru, my plan is to read up Dupuy's book linked above and apply his force ratios and wisdom to the Punjab campaign and see what turns up. Please read that pdf if you can by month end. Thanks. ramana, have you see this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_concentration
by rohitvats
16 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4338
Views: 775569

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Doctor sahab is ex - Special Group!
by rohitvats
14 Oct 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 675
Views: 85063

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Vsunder Sir, thank you for excellent posts. Regards.
by rohitvats
09 Oct 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4720
Views: 1102494

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^As per reliable Twitter accounts, these are non-upgraded Mirage-2000.
by rohitvats
09 Oct 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3944
Views: 714199

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Aditya_V wrote:That sounds reasonable., and that is one area where IAF has few Airbases while PAF has many.


On the contrary, that is one sector where IAF has bases while Pakistan Air Force has none! Except for the airfield in Skardu.
by rohitvats
08 Oct 2019 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1234
Views: 369372

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Al Khalid IMO is a T-72 with a larger turret and lesser protection than the T-90. I think they've done a decent job of having hunter-killer sight and a basic integrated battlefield system (Rehbar). Plus, it has high HP-to-weight ratio which gives it good acceleration. For some reason, Pakistanis pl...
by rohitvats
08 Oct 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1234
Views: 369372

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Quick thoughts on state of Pakistan Army (PA) Armored Corps basis a recent report - https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/09/19/government-report-reveals-pakistans-progress-on-military-acquisitions-amid-financial-woes/#.XZhNNgwo08U.twitter (1) PA Armored Corps is not exactly in top sh...
by rohitvats
28 Sep 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4338
Views: 775569

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This 10 day reserve is actually 10 days (intense war) reserve. I don't remember the exact ratio but I remember reading that 10(I) days is equal to some 30 days of prolonged fighting. Earlier, we had just one number - 30 (I) days or something. But when IA went about re-filling the empty ammo dumps, i...
by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 811158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unless it was a false flag operation, we should study the cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabian refinery/oil well to see what lessons can be derived for us. May be, a time bound a new thread to compile the information and analysis?
by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 127119

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We seem to have a mixed independent armored brigade - 1 x T-90 and 2 x T-72 CIA.
by rohitvats
18 Sep 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 811158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:
rohitvats wrote:Karan M - You've PM.


Thanks, will check and revert. Hope your old email is still active.


Yes, its active.
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3634
Views: 631996

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

(1) Battle of Badgam - Where a patrol party under Major Somnath Sharma, took on a force 10 times its size, and inflicted such heavy casualties on them that the Pathans thought they're up against a much larger force and broke their attack, was the first major battle. And it saved the Badgam/Srinagar ...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3634
Views: 631996

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The bit about sacking of Brigadier Sen - Brigadier Sen wanted to engineer a head-on confrontation between own forces and Tribal hordes. Tribal were too great in number and adept at working in small numbers, where they would bypass the larger fixed defenses and appear in the rear areas. He was sure t...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3634
Views: 631996

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In his book, Slender was the thread, Lt Gen 'Bogey' Sen hints that there was a larger game at play when it came to Indian Army taking back POK. He mentions that whenever Indian field commanders asked for troops or resources for launching operations in East to West direction, thereby going deeper int...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 102977

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The guns by Indian company is a clear example that if allowed, the private sector can move very fast, and provide the required solution. This is what allowed a pretty nobody like UAE to come-up with Caracal company, field a weapon for Indian trials and even win the competition! First, I don't take t...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3207
Views: 594076

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Thank you for the good word. In fact, if you look at the entire list of IAF on similar lines (old--->new aircraft), you'll realize how the space for light fighters has shrunk within IAF. Most Su-30MKI squadrons are old Mig-21 squadrons. So, Tejas replacement for Mig-21 argument is long gone! Tejas s...
by rohitvats
13 Sep 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3207
Views: 594076

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Chief is so naughty and partial !! :wink: :wink: Bringing his fav Mig-21s squadron back into life. Come on what about some of the 23 or 27 squadrons. LOL Except 02 Mig-27UPG squadrons, all converted to other types! Consider these (from what I remember) - (1) 223 Squadron (Warlords): Mig23MF --> Mig...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I've two official books covering the history of PAF. One covers a period between 1988-1998 and other from 1999-2013. Apart from the information about the PAF, it gives you an insight into the workings of PAF and their position vis-a-vis civilian government. The JF-17 program was started because they...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

History will not be kind to Indian Armed forces and their ad hoc, corrupt procurement practices. The list is building up - Marut, Arjun, Netra. Hopefully LCA can be successful to reverse the opinion of domestic built weaponry. IAF should have ordered 15-20 of these beauties - but then they wanted t...
by rohitvats
08 Sep 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 811158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up. Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier. This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orde...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932367

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCH will have thousands of its missiles in the warehouse Can you point me to some sources showing what purchases we have made or have planned to make for these missiles? What numbers have been purchased or earmarked for purchase? Which model of missile has been selected? We have exact numbers for t...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4394
Views: 962233

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

With respect to the Chinese incursions in one of the Fish Tail areas (there are two deep U shaped kinks in India-China boundary in northern most part of AP, towards top right) actually means nothing. That area is very highly forested and the boundary runs along water-shed. Locals still cross into ot...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 811158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Possible replacement for OSA-AKM. It is listed as SA-6 replacement as well in some news briefs along with OSA. The two SA-6 Missile Groups in Indian Army were with 1 and 2 Strike Corps, respectively. Simply because these two Corps hold most of the armor & other prime assets and they were given ...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4338
Views: 775569

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Thank you for the suggestion. Will act upon it.
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 548547

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4833
Views: 651022

Re: Internal Security Watch

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3634
Views: 631996

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started appear...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4338
Views: 775569

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started appear...
by rohitvats
27 Aug 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1234
Views: 369372

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Yes, that's what I meant by hyper-local actions. However, even hyper-local actions will have to be backed by reserves and both sides have to be ready for escalation.
by rohitvats
27 Aug 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1234
Views: 369372

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Has Pakistan been building up its Local Armed Forces in PoK to a level where it can straighten Line of Control or even intrude to a very deep amount at certain please ? Is Kargil II stirring in their minds ? Both countries dominate certain segments of LOC because of geography and alignment. And can...
by rohitvats
26 Aug 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 958
Views: 258118

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Our understanding of MBRL is outdated. It WAS an Corps level Area weapon because of cost & inaccuracy. Around 4%-8% of range. Now at 50km, even unguided MRBL are 1%-2% of range, with INS 100m, GPS+INS 25m And IR guided with datalink potentially 5m. Using costly guided or PGM shells with shorter...

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