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by rohitvats
17 Jun 2008 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136784

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

rajrang : As said in earlier post, absolute numbers do not mean anything. And by the way, the 10 Mountain divisions are not all along the Sino-India Border. 7 in the eastern sector and 1 in the Western Sector are presently committed to the Sino Indian border. Similarly, the western sector starting ...
by rohitvats
16 Jun 2008 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136784

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

For the uninitiated, the ORBAT (Order of Battle) for an Infantry Division is something like this: 1. Infantry Brigades *3 @ 3 Infantry Battalions each. 9 Infantry battalions total. 2. Artillery Brigade * 1 @ 3 Field Regiments (each with 18 105mm IFG organised into 3 batteries of 6 guns each), 1 Medi...
by rohitvats
13 Jun 2008 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136784

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

X-posting from China watch thread: Singha: The troop deployment is not rational. One rationalizes on the troop ratio on the two important parameters: 1. Objective 2. Opposing formations What you've suggested is highly unrealistic. One needs to examine the situation in terms of assets already availab...
by rohitvats
13 Jun 2008 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1023832

Re: China Military Watch

Singha: The troop deployment is not rational. One rationalizes on the troop ratio on the two important parameters: 1. Objective 2. Opposing formations What you've suggested is highly unrealistic. One needs to examine the situation in terms of assets already available and those required fulfilling th...
by rohitvats
19 May 2008 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532174

There we go again. I thought we had buried this argument. Where's Shankar? Russia-INdia defense related trade is huge in volume, there are bound to be some hiccups You allude this statement as if Russia is one monolith production firm which does all the resource planning and produces all the harware...
by rohitvats
27 Apr 2008 11:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 67860

The reasons behind the optimum launch window? Thanx
by rohitvats
27 Apr 2008 11:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 67860

ramdas: please read up about the Oliver ridley turtle issue first, understand the sesitivity involved and please then comment. Heaves will not fall if do not test the missile now.
Question to gurus: Is there an optimum window of launch which conincides with the arrival of trutles?
Thanx
by rohitvats
27 Apr 2008 11:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 67860

ramdas:
It is ridiculous if they delay the test for Olive Ridley turtles


There is nothing ridiculous baout delaying the launch because of Oliver Riddley turtles. They are as imp as launch of Agni or ay other weapon system. The turtle issue is a sensitive matter and needs to be handled as such.
by rohitvats
24 Apr 2008 14:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

Vina: Thanks for the info. :D
by rohitvats
24 Apr 2008 14:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

vivek_ahuja : Based on this idea, if the Army says the Arjun has a mobility problem as agianst the T-series tanks, they are not lying. The Army has had a lot of experience in relatively rapide deployments of the T-series tanks. It can be readily appreciated that they are looking at the Arjun as a l...
by rohitvats
24 Apr 2008 13:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

Vina : A small clarification here. Indian Army has actually explored the option of using tanks and IFVs in Ladakh region. The BR has a page where the 1st airlift of the T-72 tanks has been explained by the IAF IL-76 guy who did it. I don't have exact figures for the tanks that were airlifted. Same ...
by rohitvats
22 Apr 2008 15:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

d_berwal Before you post any further "facts @history" lets clear two things: 1. Problem that everyone has (including me) is not what happened in the past wrt induction of T-90 but what is happening today wrt Arjun. If the Army cuts half as much slack for Arjun it did and does for T-90, Ar...
by rohitvats
22 Apr 2008 14:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

d_berwal, That 2000 report is not the answer to the questions i raised.
by rohitvats
22 Apr 2008 14:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 58431

during INduction in the first 2 regts the training tanks 3-4 per sqdrn meaning 10-15 per regt ended up doing the complete 11000km in just 4-6 months without any failure.... Did each tank do 11K in the timne period mentioned? Also, what were the problems encountered? These tanks would have had EME s...
by rohitvats
18 Apr 2008 13:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 57568

Buddhism has screwed Tibetans too who till 800 AD used to be ferocious fighters. When the entire society turned toward Buddhism, it became incapable of defending itself. Buddhism is good if kept limited to the individual realm. When the power structure of a society is infected by its pacifism, the ...
by rohitvats
24 Mar 2008 16:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 22206

Sree: The observation is correct. The guy is from Para(SF) as is evident from the badge on his right breast pocket and the arm badge. The SF guys do undergo (volunteer I think) for combat divers course. But their version is a level lower than Marine Commando forces(MCF) one. (correction, if any, ar...
by rohitvats
08 Feb 2008 09:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90660

In eastern sector we have about eight divisions of troops deployed within 300-400km of Arunachal and Sikkim border. In comparision China has at maximum two divisions deployed close to Arunachal or Sikkim borde Alok, and which might these 8 Divisons be? But Chinese expeditionary forces include three...
by rohitvats
07 Feb 2008 09:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90660

The fact that you arrived at ORBAT from global security explains the holes in your understanding of Indian ORBAT. Indian ORBATs generally are not discussed on BR,IMHO. But I'll make this last post on the topic. So, the (I) Infantry Bde is not on Global Security page means it's not there? Well, it is...
by rohitvats
07 Feb 2008 08:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90660

When there was a talk about Central command becoming purely logistical entity - it didn't sound right. Now we know better. So central command (whatever else it is named): 6th Mountain Division Bareilly 4th Infantry Division Allahabad 23rd Artillery BDE Mathura Two New (Air borne) Divisions And with...
by rohitvats
05 Feb 2008 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1050
Views: 180740

The excercise was most probably Shahbaz 78. When the PAF MIRAGE III and MiG-19 went up against F-15 of USAF.
by rohitvats
01 Feb 2008 08:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armed Forces Senior Appointments & Officers
Replies: 168
Views: 45562

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: 4146
Views: 777927

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: 4146
Views: 777927

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: 62459

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: 957
Views: 179134

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: 135558

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: 79118

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: 62459

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: 957
Views: 179134

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: 111089

Hi ramana

Will do that....
by rohitvats
09 May 2006 18:31
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 111089

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: 62459

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: 71207

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: 62459

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: 103702

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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