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by AmanC
15 Jun 2003 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 77884

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Originally posted by Ray: 1. A Matter of Honour by Philip Mason. 2. Officers Messes of the Indian Army published by ARTRAC [Produced and Printed by Digitech Intergrated Creative Studio]. This book gives some of the insights into the traditions of the Army customs in the Mess [though some are disput...
by AmanC
12 Jun 2003 19:11
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 56236

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Originally posted by Ray: Shahbeg is controversial water. So, lets leave him out. It is leading to rather unsavoury exchanges. Ray, I agree but cannot resist to put in some comments. Shahbeg was pushed towards the militancy due to his bitterness over his dismissal. We must remember that Niazi's boo...
by AmanC
10 Jun 2003 13:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 56236

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Originally posted by Ray: One of the greatest Chiefs India has seen was Gen Bipin Joshi. He died in harness, but the man had vision. Those who know him will vouch for it. However, he could not suffer fools and had a vitriolic tongue! I agree with Ray. Joshi had tremendous plans for the army and had...
by AmanC
08 Jun 2003 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 77884

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Originally posted by Jagan: Very interesting inputs on the Nuclear device mission from someone 'who was there'. (Aman, can you cross check with the book and tell me if the following details are there in it?) The Americans bought in a Kaman H-43 Huskie to helilift the device to the top. But it was t...
by AmanC
08 Jun 2003 13:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 56236

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Originally posted by ASPuar: Ravi, I have not heard of a lieutenant general being short for lt. col general before... could you please provide some source for this belief? Col Gen was supposed to be a new rank above Lt Gen. The proposal was made by the Bagga Committee and is still far away from imp...
by AmanC
06 Jun 2003 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 77884

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Originally posted by Jagan: capture of an Indian Special Frontier Force commando by the Chinese in Tibet Interesting - anyone read the book yet? Jagan, I've read the book twive from cover to cover and it is simply fantastic. Since we know very little about the espionage activities undertaken prior ...
by AmanC
18 May 2003 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 67632

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Originally posted by Rakesh Koshy: Posted by Jagan: We had a similar thread sometime back that was quite interesting. I had sometime back met a Military supplier in Hyderabad to whom I dropped a word asking him to 'collect' samples for me - as and when he finds them. It so happened that he visited ...
by AmanC
22 Oct 2002 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 67632

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Your questions have been answered. You should realise that if you are not aware of the IAF- offrs-in-NSG aspect, you should accept the version of somebody who's seen the guys wearing the badge and who's covered their umpteen assignments over last six years. Instead you go off on a tangent with a fun...
by AmanC
22 Oct 2002 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 67632

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Shishir one must not jump to conclusions without looking where one leaps! This gem is for you. And as far as IAF offrs are concerned, I have known one such offr posted in Advance Air HQs at Western Command. There is a special badge for NSG guys and you can walk up to any NSG guy to check it up. I ho...
by AmanC
18 Oct 2002 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 67632

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Gentlemen, the patch on the left side pocket is a special badge created for the NSG. It seems similar to the balidan badge but it is different and is always worn on the left pocket. I have seen a air force officer, who served with NSG, wear a similar badge. It has a trishul emblazonned on it wheras ...

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