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by Raja Bose
03 Apr 2007 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Good find! in fact in the first clip you can hear him say his army number to the instructor at the railway station. Anybody have any info re. this encounter? was it with paki troops or the jehadi piglets? According to http://indianarmy.nic.in/martyrs/homage.jsp?pic_id=59231 he was killed in Op. Para...
by Raja Bose
01 Apr 2007 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

For those of you who havent seen this series before.....the officer who is seen throughout the programme making jokes and funny comments, Commando Dilip Jha, died about a year after this series was filmed during COIN ops in Mendhar sector, J&K. He killed 4 terrorists before being hit by a freak ...
by Raja Bose
19 Mar 2007 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 87532

Congratulations to Lt. Bisht from all of us at B-R. Speaks volumes of his patriotism and courage for joining the army and defending our country despite losing his father at such a young age. Two cadets bag top honours at OTA passing out parade ( POP - SSC 83) Shyam Sundar Bisht, son of a soldier mar...
by Raja Bose
04 Mar 2007 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2429
Views: 539118

Slightly offtopic to this thread but anyhow... One significant thing which I notice in US is that sarkari organizations like DARPA, US Special Operations Command etc. have strong research ties with all the major universities in the country. They not only fund research in a big way but work quite clo...
by Raja Bose
28 Feb 2007 21:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Jagan commended by CAS
Replies: 85
Views: 60199

Jagan, Heartiest congratulations and best wishes! Keep up the good work! The commendation card mentions something about your service record....now you need to tell the good CAS that since you apparently have a 'service record' with IAF you should to be allowed to fly in the Su30 MKI atleast a couple...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151081

Yes this is the one I was talking about. Good find! so it seems most of the soldiers were caught unawares and were unarmed when attacked from above. Very poor response time on part of the IPKF personnel in the BMC camp. But the other newspaper report originally mentioned has some details different f...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151081

From what you mention I think I read about this incident in some LTTE propoganda website. They claimed that the troops had living quarters inside the hospital (maybe a lot of them were unarmed when the sudden attack took place)...but some of them escaped the LTTE attack? is that true?? Our troops ta...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151081

Yes I meant incidents in Sri Lanka. Where is the IPKF database? amar-jawan.org database seems to be having problems. This is the second instance I heard when our troops fought to last man, last round. I suggest going throught the BR history sections and links to various other sites. There are plenty...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151081

This is the second instance I heard when our troops fought to last man, last round...the 1st one being the Sikh LI raid on Jaffna univ. Is it possible to get more details re. this battle.....very disturbing that no other unit came to their assistance. Any estimate of LTTE casualties? A very poignant...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Good to know it worked out well in the instance you refer to. But it has been a known problem in armed forces to have over-enthusiastic senior officers who see themselves as a soldier's general to slog with the troops sometimes with unwanted consequences to command and control. Have come across quit...
by Raja Bose
20 Oct 2006 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

A Brig. or Maj. Gen. going on a Search and cordon op is certainly an unwise thing to do....not only because of their seniority but also because they might not be that much physically capable due to advanced age etc. (even though they have the enthu) which might have detrimental effect on the operati...
by Raja Bose
19 Oct 2006 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

I understand what you are saying but let me just put it this way.....the Major was good at doing exactly what he was doing when he was matyred. He was a highly skilled warrior with extensive battle experience. True....he could have been put in a higher position where he just drew out plans on how to...
by Raja Bose
19 Oct 2006 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Reproducing Gen. Malik's article below in full, in case the B-R thread which had it is not archived. In memory of a soldier and a braveheart General (Retd) V P Malik Sudhir Kumar would have been 33 years old on May 24 this year. Balraj Kakkar, my ADC (Security), recommended him to me as his own reli...
by Raja Bose
19 Oct 2006 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Read Ved Prakash Malik's thoughts about Maj. Kumar and you will understand what kind of stuff this man was made of. He did not believe in sitting back on his laurels and always wanted to be in the forefront. Gen.Malik mentions that during Op.Vijay Maj. Kumar was his ADC but insisted on taking leave ...
by Raja Bose
18 Oct 2006 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

SOF-D = Delta Force yes. I have a habit of Collecting NonFictional Literature on SF units and at least 3 Books i have read mention an All women unit in Delta. Yeah I have read/heard about mentions to them but am not sure if they are undercover operatives who work with delta or full fledged delta op...
by Raja Bose
18 Oct 2006 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Well they are SRG coz they come from paramilitary orgs instead of army. They have been deployed as Sky Marshals it seems. It has never been clear to me as to what are the differences in actual training imparted to the SRG vs. the SAG in the light of their different roles.... can SAG work in SRG's do...
by Raja Bose
18 Oct 2006 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Two thumbs up! 8) Is there any other special force in the world which has women in their combat arms? (14 Det doesn't count). [quote="shyamd"] NSG to get second batch of women commandos [quote]It has been a year since they were inducted into National Security Guard (NSG), but in this short...
by Raja Bose
17 Oct 2006 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Thanks for the clarification. Was sad to see the level of equipment of the paras sitting in the helo though :( Raja The failure was referring tothe picture of paras in the helos. The BRM article mentions that helo missions failed as the LTTE terrorists could hear the choppers and disappear in the po...
by Raja Bose
16 Oct 2006 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

umm....didnt seem to unsuccessful going by the contents of the link below. They caught all the bad guys, suffered no casualties. The 'boat acquisition' aspect of the op has hints of a similar technique pulled by SOG in vietnam (in conjunction with Biet Hai operatives). must be one of the unsuccessfu...
by Raja Bose
16 Oct 2006 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

if there is a way to contact major sudhir's parents, please publish it, more than one jingo (including this one) would be ready to prove that their sacrifice means something (UP government can go to hell), thank you Seconded. If any B-R admin has Subedar Walia's contact address please email it. Tha...
by Raja Bose
20 Sep 2006 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 145197

Jagan, Can one see the houses where 10 para cdo infiltrated and held out ? The Sikh LI platoon I believe never left the football ground:( Jaffna University? Bingo - the very same ground where the troops were helilifted into - the view is an almost exact 'representation' of the original black and whi...
by Raja Bose
31 Aug 2006 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 151081

I used to follow them when I was back in India. Only from there I learnt of the existence of the Special Group (SFF) coz they had a big share of the obits some times (though understandly almost always with sketchy mission descriptions) Worse still sometimes you notice multiple obits of fallen soldie...
by Raja Bose
04 May 2006 10:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 78232

Boss, That 3rd pic takes the cake! :eek: Considering how small other aircraft look besides the Sukhoi, one can get an idea of how big the MiG-25 really is! Cant wait to revisit Palam AF museum to see this giant. Hope they will make some space in the public area and not hide it away with the other gi...
by Raja Bose
03 May 2006 04:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 78232

aahh....tut...tut Dr.Shiv....bloody bad luck I say....well atleast now you can set your sights on rambha! :mrgreen:

shiv wrote:Saala! It was a mistake to retire these aircraft before I got a chance to ride in one.
by Raja Bose
24 Mar 2006 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Boss, E-mail massage sent abhi abhi! :D -Raja Kapil Ji, To which e-mail address do I send pics of my model SHAR possibily to jumpstart a IN model gallery like we have in the IAF section? Thanks! -Raja Hey Raja, Thats splendid.thanks! Do send them to kapil at bharat hyphen rakshak dawt kawm
by Raja Bose
24 Mar 2006 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Kapil Ji, To which e-mail address do I send pics of my model SHAR possibily to jumpstart a IN model gallery like we have in the IAF section? Thanks! -Raja Hi Surya, Well Said Too many things went wrong during IC814 . SEALS move up a status when something happens in their area just like our guys woul...
by Raja Bose
20 Feb 2006 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 822953

Just to nitpick a bit...the SEALS stationed aboard a USN ship were alerted(I believe by a certain US admiral Johnson) for a possible rescue mission when IC814 landed in dubai...not the delta force. Maj.Gen. OP Sabharwal's book "Killer Instinct" is a good source for previously unreleased st...
by Raja Bose
26 Jan 2006 22:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 61696

Who was awarded the Ashok Chakra this time?

Could any of you guys post the citation of the person who was awarded the Ashok Chakra during this year's republic day.Thanks!
by Raja Bose
17 Nov 2005 23:41
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Chalo...atleast they didnt say F-15 Raptors and F-16 Mongols :D

Rich wrote:

:roll:
Sigh! Soooo much DDM.
F-15 Tomcats

...F-16's, billed as the most superior fighter in the world...
by Raja Bose
17 Nov 2005 00:13
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Kartik, Offtopic but in case you need reference pics for the older sea blue-white scheme for SHARs there are pics of my model in the http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com gallery section. I never liked the low vis overall gray scheme...sooo boring! :cry: again, a little off topic, reading ur article...
by Raja Bose
16 Nov 2005 05:21
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Bherry Bherry feeshy....so now we have yanks running around the IAF radar systems onlee....why didnt they fly out another sentry from Japan to replace the original one??! I doubt the US only has one such aircraft stationed there. :roll: Loved that tidbit about the Jags going ahead with strikes in fa...
by Raja Bose
16 Nov 2005 01:54
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Kartik, Just straying off the topic to have my final say on this.... The only purpose of me giving the SDRE description was to give an humourous example of a stereotype quite popular with some pakis even now. There was no intention of flog any roobish talk(as boycott would put it) of pakis or anybod...
by Raja Bose
15 Nov 2005 00:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Re: Off target

Since this was such a big post I didnt want to respond but what the heck...the conference speaker is getting boring and I am tired for doctoring mushrat pics. So here goes..... and unknown to the USAF guy secretly forming chankian strategies to defeat that technology If you truly think this is how t...
by Raja Bose
10 Nov 2005 00:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Hehehe.....I noticed the same thing too over time....the pics always seem to have some usaf guy explaining some stuff and the IAF guys hanging onto every word(and unknown to the USAF guy secretly forming chankian strategies to defeat that technology!). Ofcourse we are poor brown rice eating short da...
by Raja Bose
09 Nov 2005 06:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 140309

Interesting to note in the 2nd image that they brought a 2 seater F-16 ....maybe it is being used to give familiarisation flights to the IAF pilots who were unable to go to Misawa.

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