Dmurphy wrote:Manjgu, Rahul: Alright, go ahead and make fun of me!
Pushkar: You're right about the 'fatigued' part. Though I don't quite think the NSGs didn't get a wink of sleep in 72 hours, they were stretched to their limits alright.
Shiv: Right you are as always. Why don't you use some of your surgical skills and fix him up with a prosthetic one?
ah! Now I see Murphy saab's takleef . Never go by appearances (same goes to whoever claimed that Force 1 looks 'unsharp'). I once did a post here somewhere on how pics of western troops normally look so sharp and TFTA, yet when one sees their pics in wounded condition (which are always unposed ofcourse), they are as dirty and "pathetic" looking as SDRE troops. The zimble answer is that western journos and photographers are much better at showing their military subjects in a better light (including posed pics, airbrushing and having better knowledge) - they know how to portray military subjects in a positive/brave/heroic light. Our journos are mostly DDM (Vishnu, Mayurica etc. are exceptions) and have zero idea about anything military and mostly hold military personnel in slightly better light than the pandu with a paunch and a glorified home guard. To see the difference just see how Mayurica's productions portray our men (like her documentary on Indian SF) as compared to run of the mill documentaries on our forces by other channels.
Yes the NSG men did fight thru 72 hours or so - no sleep (and as some have claimed, no toilet functions).
The "fat" one actually has his BPJ straps at the back loosened/not secured hence you see his BPJ "bloating" up like a paunch (or maybe due to no toilet function for 72 hours ). NSG as a force takes fitness very very seriously (they have to). Till now I have never seen any serving NSG man who was not supremely fit (thats why I asked you, what is your definition of fitness) - If you ever get to see their daily regimen you will understand why (not just the raising day publicity demos). Don't expect them to look or act like pandus. Force1 is a new force - they will take time to get organized or even approach the skill level of NSG. It is not just a matter of doctrine or training...quality of intake and mindset matter. Don't forget that every NSG man is a seasoned veteran before he joins and has already seen more battles than most SF of other countries.
And don't go by the para's lined grandfatherly face - many a jehadi probably made that mistake and met his 72. Now can we go back to the scooter helmet debate?