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by ParGha
23 Apr 2007 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
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Wax image of Brigadier KS Thimmaya in Fort Siloso in Singapore: http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8103/dsc003791024yl5.th.jpg http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/120/dsc003801024qh6.th.jpg To comemorate Japanese surrender to the Allied forces in WWII at Singapore. Took these today. While I always h...
by ParGha
23 Apr 2007 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

Aditya: IIRC the Santosa museum also has an adjoining wax display of British and Australian TFTA officers surrendering to Japanese early in the WW-II. Could you also post those photo's to rub it on the proud white progenies of convicts and robbers, down under. Do I sense a whiff of Ozziphobia? ... ...
by ParGha
19 Apr 2007 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 161206

Post-World War II RIAF Air-Lift Capacity

Out of curiosity I would like to know if the RIAF had air-lift capacity to support an entire Division (the 44th Indian Airborne)? Or was it all RAF assets?
by ParGha
08 Dec 2006 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

Thanks Jagan. I have a question on the regimental origins of the TSP Army. I know Baloch Regt was under Bombay Presidency. What were the BIA affliations of the regiments that went to Pakistan? Where they from the Bengal Prseidency? How were they affected by the Kitchner reforms? Where there any Mad...
by ParGha
21 Nov 2006 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

Mostly Mahsuds. They use their role in the invasion of J&K to claim a greater sense of integration into Pakistan than their closest rivals, the Wazirs of South Waziristan - this politics is entirely local; they want to be closer to the Political Agent (now the Chief Administrator) from Islamaba...
by ParGha
21 Nov 2006 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

On October 22, 1947, kabailis (tribesmen), backed by regular Pakistani army, attacked Jammu and Kashmir. To prevent the kabailis from occupying more areas, the Indian Army, with the Indian Air Force, landed in Srinagar on October 27 and since then the day is celebrated every year as Martyrs Day and...
by ParGha
01 Nov 2006 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58247

Jagan wrote:pargha,

have you checked the ones at http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORC ... g-Arm.html

what kind of resolution are you looking for?


I was hoping to read the letterings on that. Is it an issue of resolution or is an issue of poor metallaurgy, I dont know?
by ParGha
01 Nov 2006 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 58247

Can anyone put up higher resolution pictures of the following Armoured Regiments' cap-badges: 10th and 60-series (first post-Independence ARs).

Thanks.
by ParGha
01 Nov 2006 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

folks, This is the new Indian Army History thread. please restrict yourself to modern military history preferably the 20th century (and in some cases - discussion on the older british indian army). Any non-related posts will be deleted without any notice. thanks for your cooperation. Jagan Thanks f...
by ParGha
01 Nov 2006 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

What happened to the regiments that were started by the Bombay Presidency? Are they still around? I know that Bengal and Madras still are. Modern Indian Infantry Regiments from Bombay Army lineage: 1. Maratha Light Infantry 2. Grenadier Regiment 3. Rajputana Rifles No longer in Indian Army, but def...
by ParGha
31 Oct 2006 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151474

Re: Questions on Indian Army History

Senior Punjab Regiment battalion are all from 1750/60s, while the earliest Bengal ones (like 1 Brahman or 2 Rajput) dont come about for a full decade or so. Just confused. Well.. The army of Ranjit Singh (Ranjit Singh died in 1839) named khalsa army was defeated in 1849 and reorganized into british...

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