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by rohitvats
01 Feb 2008 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 42150

Unless I am mistaken, Gen. Vaidya was chosen over Gen. SK Sinha, even though Sinha was the senior. The above statement is correct. And the reason Lt.Gen.Singha was superseeded was more because of political reason and Gen. Singha resigned postthis development. It was Indra Gandhi's who took this dec...
by rohitvats
17 Jan 2008 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680398

There is a lik to Bharat Rakshak from the Parachute Regiment website :eek: :eek: :eek: . We sure have come long way.
by rohitvats
16 Jan 2008 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680398

M4??...The US Army itself is evaluating various other options like HK416, FN SCAR ans HK XM8. From Wikipedia: In July 2007, the US Army announced a limited competition between the M4 carbine, FN SCAR, HK416, and the previously-shelved HK XM8. Ten examples of each of the four competitors were involve...
by rohitvats
14 Jan 2008 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58207

Do not know the exact number but the batch belongs to some Area/Sub-Area HQ.
by rohitvats
18 Dec 2007 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151217

Just small tid bit regarding PC Katoch. The guy is from 1Para (Cdo) as stated earlier and got injured in Op Bluestar. He was admitted to MH Jallandhar for treatment and there was an attempt on his life in Military hospital but was foiled on time die to timely intelligence.
by rohitvats
07 Nov 2007 10:52
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 126294

Hi Airavat,

I am too from Himanchal. Thanx for the wonderful informaion. Can you please let me know names of books I can refer to which cover history of Himanchal Pradesh.

Thanx in advance.
by rohitvats
10 Oct 2007 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 71937

Just summing up the developments so far without going into the details (read doing in depth research).The FATA & NWFP have never been under the control of the government in modern sense. IMHO, there were two underlying reasons for the same; the Pashtuns have resisted tightfisted control by anybo...
by rohitvats
27 Jul 2007 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58207

Are you sure the 14 Corps badge shown is correct?

It looks like 9 Corp badge to me also.....
by rohitvats
22 Jun 2007 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151217

The fact that the author goes to compare Indian Cricket Team’s performance with that of Indian Army, shows the level of serious thought behind this article. Only if a war was as easy as a Cricket Match. Everyone lives to play another day. So 1962 was unmitigated disaster (as if the Army asked for ...
by rohitvats
09 May 2006 20:33
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 102602

Hi ramana

Will do that....
by rohitvats
09 May 2006 18:31
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 102602

Hi Guys,

I'am midway through the book by Gen. Malik. Certain points that come to fore are:- 1. Total lack of clarity about the nature of intruders. Till 24th/25th May, there was no consensus on the identity of intruders. Couple of things led to this Passe: a. Total intelligence failure about gauging Pak's in...
by rohitvats
13 Jan 2006 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58207

Hi

that the regiment of Artillery Batch....
by rohitvats
29 Dec 2005 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 65685

Hi Guys

I will very seriously recommend the book "A Matter of Honour" by Philip Mason. The guy was a civil servant in the british admin. during the colonial ruel in india. he has very beautifully answered the question," what holds an army as disparate in composition as ours together". he traces the origin o...
by rohitvats
28 Dec 2005 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58207

hi all

this is inresponse to shishir's query:-
1. In image 1, the left shoulder batch is of 14 infantry div(RAPID).
2. The batch is of Central command, Lucknow.
3.2nd image, its the fighting cock's div's(36th i think) formation sign
4. The badge on the cap is that of Corp of Engineer.
by rohitvats
26 Nov 2005 16:14
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 97616

Hi all
even though i have been visiting this website often for a long time, it's only recently that i became member of this forum.
i have a question. in context of Cope'05, doesn't LFE mean "Large Force Engagement"?
Peace

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