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by ParGha
10 May 2007 01:23
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/meko/ MEKO CLASS STEALTH FRIGATES OFFERED TO PAKIS BY THE GERMANS,,,THESE FRIGATES LOOK DEADLY AND CAN GIVE A STIFF COMPETITION TO OUR PROJECT 17 A FRIGATES CHECK OUT http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/type_212/ THE PROJECT U 214 SUBMARINES MAN I HATE ...
by ParGha
09 May 2007 01:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

joey wrote:SSNs..............is what we need against poor mans AIP.


AIP is the poor man's SSN... or am I missing a joke here?
by ParGha
09 May 2007 00:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

What will be IN option aganist German Subs ? Sub-hunting helos and patrol/bomber fixed-wings - there is no other cost-effective means of anti-submarine warfare once the subs are out of their lairs. Period. Attack subs in sub-hunting role makes sense only in boomer-hunting roles. Exactly...which is ...
by ParGha
09 May 2007 00:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

in wake of increased cooperation b\t india and US russia has turned a blind eye to the sale of JF-17 fighter aircraft powered by Russian RD-93 engines. russia had earlier stopped its sale to pakistan. the new development is a matter of grave concern for IAF and indian armed forces as a whole. The e...
by ParGha
08 May 2007 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 44058

As for Political wilderness ? He would have kicked Nehru's butt anyday if he had returned , the guy put together an army during a world war (however ineffective or rag tag it may have been) . Despite Gandhiji's numerous under the belt ways of undermining him ,he won the Calcutta mayor elections bef...
by ParGha
08 May 2007 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 44058

You cant really blame the indian 'elitemen' for not publicising the INA. The british were very vqry of the effect that the news on the INA woudl have had on the general public - thus they did an awfully good job of suppressing all news on the INA. by the time the bits and pieces of the INA started ...
by ParGha
08 May 2007 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 44058

Rahul Mehta wrote:With weapons, money and youth, INA could have become as mighty as PLA of china.


Not a very comforting thought; its quite a scary matter infact! In balance, it seems, things did not turn out so bad afterall.
by ParGha
07 May 2007 19:26
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

while PN 's surface fleet is i sorry state , buyoant by their 1971 kill of khukri , they see as a all weather effecive doctrine against indian ships . Has that not always been the central doctrine of Pakistani Navy? A scavenger/parasitic role? Looking at their history the PN is very much a junior s...
by ParGha
07 May 2007 19:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

kmc_chacko wrote:What will be IN option aganist German Subs ?


Sub-hunting helos and patrol/bomber fixed-wings - there is no other cost-effective means of anti-submarine warfare once the subs are out of their lairs. Period. Attack subs in sub-hunting role makes sense only in boomer-hunting roles.
by ParGha
07 May 2007 17:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

thank you for the answer but I need also answer of the question 5. 6. 7. and 8. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :lol: :lol: please Questions 5, 6, 7, and 8, especially 7, cannot be answered without discussing Pakistani and Indian nuclear postures, Pakistani's preference for proxy war, Pakistani defense...
by ParGha
07 May 2007 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1050
Views: 180690

If we set aside the fiction and myths that have grown, flowing from ill-informed self-criticism, on one side, and the high profile Pakistani self-promotion as the winner of 1965 (on the ground and in the air), on the other, the reality is that the IAF acquitted itself extremely well in spite of loc...
by ParGha
07 May 2007 05:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

1. F-16 has many things going for it from PAF's view: (a) Familiarity with the older systems (b) Simpler logistics (c) Easy integration with advanced US weaponry (d) Backdoor supply lines through Arab countries (e) US mil aid usually comes with Buy-American clause. No other system you asked about ca...
by ParGha
04 May 2007 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211070

Finally! Someone who has spent years researching dogs (esp the working breeds) and Islamism..has come full crescent. Dogs (apart from the olfactory thing) will scare the bajeejus out of the pomegranate scum...Go IA! Pakjabis seem perfectly okay with their collection of bully-kuttas and gull-terrs.....
by ParGha
04 May 2007 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211070

Aditya G wrote:Me thinks that the need of the hour is to resurrect the Auxillary Air Force on lines of TA or US ANG. This armed force should be placed under the MoD and be equipped with tpt and heptr aircraft.


Get some P-51 Mustangs for CAS, bend the sight rules a bit and I will join for no pay :twisted:
by ParGha
04 May 2007 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211070

Re: Composition of Central Police/Paramilitary Organizations

Do the Central Police/ Paramilitary forces have any particular recruitment structure? For instance just as certain regiments of the Indian Army recruit from particular communities/ areas (the Maratha Light Infantry from Maharashtra) do the Central Police Organizations organize in a similar manner. ...
by ParGha
04 May 2007 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410799

On the first picture, the Prithvi missile has 'TGT 02' printed on the fuselage. So it would indeed appear that this was the target, not the interceptor. The last pic appears to indicate the other side of the fuselage has 'PAD 02' stencilled on it. We've heard some folks talking about how the test l...
by ParGha
04 May 2007 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410799

I don't think Prithvi shown in the images was the interceptor. It was the target. The report is talking about the second stage of the interceptor. Prithvi is single stage liquid fueled. AFAIK the interceptor was solid-fueled. The images don't show the interceptor or the interception. The "TGT&...
by ParGha
03 May 2007 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1050
Views: 180690

We had a recent discussion on why IAF was not used in 1962. IDR has an article on the same subject. No Use Of Combat Air Power in 1962 An Army veteran from 1962 war was quoted as saying that the PLA was professional enough to face stiff forward resistance, but he wondered their ability to withstand...
by ParGha
27 Apr 2007 22:27
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 121426

Re: Proliferation of Paki nuclear technology to KSA

My apologies if this has been posted before. Saudi bar codes can be found on half of Pakistan's nuclear weapons 'because it is Saudi Arabia which ultimately co-financed the Pakistani atomic nuclear program.' My BS detector went off here. Amen! The only Saudi signature on anything related to weaponr...
by ParGha
23 Apr 2007 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 86529

First time I am hearing about Naik Subedar Major :D Regarding the petrol pump and land eligibility, it depends. Many states have passed some rules ensuring 'rewards' and 'benefits' to soldiers who are killed in action and as well as to those who get gallantry awards. The petroleum companies themsel...
by ParGha
23 Apr 2007 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 957
Views: 179078

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 1050
Views: 180690

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 62455

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: 62455

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 957
Views: 179078

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: 957
Views: 179078

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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