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Postby rohitvats » 28 Dec 2005 19:05

this is inresponse to shishir's query:-
1. In image 1, the left shoulder batch is of 14 infantry div(RAPID).
2. The batch is of Central command, Lucknow.
3.2nd image, its the fighting cock's div's(36th i think) formation sign
4. The badge on the cap is that of Corp of Engineer.

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Postby Mandeep » 06 Jan 2006 00:43

Does anyone have a picture or scan of the formation sign of the newly formed South western Command ?

I'll be grateful if someone could provide it to me.

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Postby Jagan » 06 Jan 2006 01:48

Mandeep wrote:Does anyone have a picture or scan of the formation sign of the newly formed South western Command ?

I'll be grateful if someone could provide it to me.



hey, come stand in the queue.. :)

Even this photo in SS seems to be censored
http://mod.nic.in/samachar/july16-05/image_n/8b.gif



South - Western Command : A Ready Reckoner
“Future battle will be characterised by the synergic employment of all Arms and Services across the entire spectrum of conflict in a nuclear, biological and chemeical (NBC) backdrop. Jointmanship, interdependence, interoperability and compatibility among the Services shall remain key battle-winning factors. It is with this in focus that the Indian Army has restructured to create its seventh command, namely South Western Command”, said Chief of the Army Staff, Gen JJ Singh while giving his consent to the formation sign for the newly raised South Western Command.

The South Western Command with headquarters at Jaipur is poised to bolster the capabilities of Indian Army, especially on the western frontiers. The inaugural ceremony was held with much fanfare and enthusiasm at Gothic Lines, Jaipur Military Station. It saw the participation of a number of senior officials from Army. Lt Gen K Nagaraj has been appointed to head the command. After the customary fanfare and general salute, the command flag was ceremoniously trooped in and blessed by Religious Teachers. The flag was, thereafter, hoisted by Lt Gen K Nagaraj. He also addressed the serving and retired personnel present on the occasion. He exhorted all ranks to play a key-role in the fulfilment of the objectives of the command. “Though we may be seventh in the precedence of rising but we shall ever be better than the best”, he asserted.

Pioneers of South Western Command




Flag hoisting by Lt Gen K Nagaraj


The retired officers present on the occasion included Admiral VS Shekhawat, Lt Gen K Surinder Singh, and Brig Bhawani Singh. The command insignia depicts a silver streak symbolizing offensive strike action, communication and information warfare. It is superimposed with a seven-point star, heralding the seventh.

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Postby Priyank » 07 Jan 2006 07:05

(1) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C25a.gif

What is that rightmost formation insignia behind Lt. Gen. Jamwal? Is it the 3rd Independent Armoured Brigade?

The others I am pretty sure of. Left to right: 2nd Independent Armoured Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, 9 Corps, and 29th Infantry Division.

On a related note, it seems that 9 Corps only got two out of the three independent armoured brigades from the old 16 Corps and that the new 16 Corps might have retained the third independent armoured brigade.

(2) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C6a.gif

What kind of patches have that red background and what are those patches? I faintly recall that area commands have a red background but I am not sure about it.

(3) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/june15-05/image_n%5Cback.gif

What is the insignia on the maroon beret of the first person from the right? Is it the SFF? Also, is that a SFF shoulder tab on the person who is squating in the middle?

What are the two badges on the left chest pocket of the Para SF Major who is the second person from the right?

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Postby Priyank » 07 Jan 2006 14:16

http://pib.nic.in/photo/2005/Jun/l200506114704.jpg

What is the insignia on the maroon beret to the right of MMS?

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Postby rohitvats » 13 Jan 2006 20:15

that the regiment of Artillery Batch....

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Postby siddharth_k » 14 Jan 2006 11:42

Priyank wrote:(1) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C25a.gif

What is that rightmost formation insignia behind Lt. Gen. Jamwal? Is it the 3rd Independent Armoured Brigade?

The others I am pretty sure of. Left to right: 2nd Independent Armoured Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, 9 Corps, and 29th Infantry Division.

On a related note, it seems that 9 Corps only got two out of the three independent armoured brigades from the old 16 Corps and that the new 16 Corps might have retained the third independent armoured brigade.

(2) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C6a.gif

What kind of patches have that red background and what are those patches? I faintly recall that area commands have a red background but I am not sure about it.

(3) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/june15-05/image_n%5Cback.gif

What is the insignia on the maroon beret of the first person from the right? Is it the SFF? Also, is that a SFF shoulder tab on the person who is squating in the middle?

What are the two badges on the left chest pocket of the Para SF Major who is the second person from the right?



A3. He could be from Engrs or from a para field coy.
One of the badges is the Bayonet of the Inf cmdo course ...instructor grade

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Postby Priyank » 12 Jun 2006 02:06

Just in time to save this thread from falling off the edge of the flat BR world.

What are the wings on the left chest above the ribbons?

http://mod.nic.in/samachar/may1-06/image_n%5C31a.gif

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Postby Rupak » 12 Jun 2006 02:51

Army Aviation

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Postby Rupak » 12 Jun 2006 18:30

siddharth_k wrote:
Priyank wrote:(1) http://mod.nic.in/samachar/sep15-05/image_n%5C25a.gif

What is that rightmost formation insignia behind Lt. Gen. Jamwal? Is it the 3rd Independent Armoured Brigade?



Correct.

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Postby ParGha » 01 Nov 2006 22:26

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

Thanks.

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Postby Jagan » 01 Nov 2006 22:39

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?

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Postby ParGha » 01 Nov 2006 22:58

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?

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Postby Jagan » 01 Nov 2006 23:01

ParGha wrote:

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?


I think both. Some of the original dies and casts used for making these may not have been made well. Most of these badges are supplied by private contractors and there is always a variation.

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Postby Harshad » 21 Nov 2006 07:52

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 6B-006.jpg

The proficiency badge on Petty Officer 1st Class Dharmendra Chaudhary, an Indian navy radioman, is different fron that displayed on BR Navy site.
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Prof-Badges1.html

Note the star and dot inside it.

Can anyone explain?

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Postby Rishi » 20 Dec 2006 15:48

Police Medals :

http://mha.nic.in/medal.htm

President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service - ID -2006
Police Medal for Meritorious Service - ID -2006
Gallantry Medals - ID -2006 (PM & PPM)

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Postby Sparsh » 26 Jul 2007 23:27

Rakesh,

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Badges-Corps.html

Are you sure the 14 Corps badge shown is correct?

I am asking this because I recently saw a jeep in Jaipur with that badge on it.

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Postby rohitvats » 27 Jul 2007 16:57

Are you sure the 14 Corps badge shown is correct?

It looks like 9 Corp badge to me also.....

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Postby AmanC » 27 Jul 2007 17:18

THis is not the formation sign of 9 Corps. It belongs to 12 Corps. 9 Corps formation sign has a rising star with nine points.

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Postby Rakesh » 28 Jul 2007 20:12

Harshad wrote:http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/061025-N-8146B-006.jpg

The proficiency badge on Petty Officer 1st Class Dharmendra Chaudhary, an Indian navy radioman, is different fron that displayed on BR Navy site.
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Prof-Badges1.html

Note the star and dot inside it.

Can anyone explain?


Good point Harshad. Probably he has specialised in other courses in communication. Will have to find out.

Sparsh wrote:Rakesh,

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Badges-Corps.html

Are you sure the 14 Corps badge shown is correct?

I am asking this because I recently saw a jeep in Jaipur with that badge on it.


AmanC wrote:THis is not the formation sign of 9 Corps. It belongs to 12 Corps. 9 Corps formation sign has a rising star with nine points.


I have made the change as per Aman's post. Thanks.

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what army badge is this?

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Postby rohitvats » 14 Jan 2008 09:17

Do not know the exact number but the batch belongs to some Area/Sub-Area HQ.

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Postby Rudranathh » 16 Jan 2008 21:49

Lots of info on army and badges. Please see if any info can be incorporated on BR.

http://www.geocities.com/dco700/India.htm

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Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

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Test Bump

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Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Postby Rupak » 15 Jun 2008 03:54

karunamurthy wrote:HI all,

When i was searching for some news on Indian Airforce came across this website, its was very informative regarding the formation and SQUADRON BADGE, which excited me
here is the ling India has the 4th largest air force

I am not sure if this information in compiled already in the BRF or in one of the threads.

Jai Hind


You obviously haven't perused the IAF site on BR:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Units/index.html

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Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Postby Jagan » 27 Jun 2008 18:02

Image

For people with interests in Indian Medals and Orders.

Seen excerpts from it - you cant get it anywhere else.

Another page

Image

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby Ed_Haynes » 18 Aug 2008 18:41

New Book

Forgive, please, the shameless capitalism.

Edward S. Haynes and Rana T. S. Chhina, Medals and Decorations of Independent India ([New Delhi]; Manohar, 2008; ISBN 978-81-7304-719-0; 272 pp.; Rs. 2750 + p&p)

See: http://www.manoharbooks.com/BookDetails ... nt%20India)

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Postby Rupak » 18 Aug 2008 18:51

rohitvats wrote:Do not know the exact number but the batch belongs to some Area/Sub-Area HQ.


That's Bengal Area.

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Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Postby Chindit » 30 May 2009 17:14

AmanC wrote:
Originally posted by ehsmang:
I was talking to a friend who happens to know a Retd DG of Punjab Police. The retd DG is a avid medals collector and has a very exclusive collection.

Would it not be a good idea to contact him?
Yeah, that would be Sarabjeet Singh, former DGP and now DGP civil defence.


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Correction Mr Sarabjit Singh IPS is the Former DGP Punjab and DG BPRD He was never DG Civil Defence. He has served with the SSB in Himachal and Arunachal in 1970.
When he was selected, he was just 21, the minimum age for joining civil services. He has worked in almost all areas of police service, including districts, range, intelligence, security, computerisation, training and operations. He is specially trained in guerrilla warfare. In 1988, he was awarded the President's Police Medal for meritorious service
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Postby Kakarat » 31 May 2009 12:01

Thinking of starting a Patch collection, can i get some tips on how to get them and maintain them
Thank you

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby Tilak » 31 May 2009 19:52

X-posted from Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches Thread (Duplicate ?)
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Reason: Thanks for pointing that one out. both threads now merged

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Postby Jagan » 31 May 2009 21:31

Good one. (The AWACS patch)

BTW thanks to an avid collector David Zothanasunga, we should be able to complete the arm patch gallery on the land forces site - right now the Command and Corps badges are complete. Div and Area/Sub-Area are next. Institutions will be done last.

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby krishna_j » 02 Jun 2009 23:45

while on the subject - just wanted to point out a very well written historical review from ancient to modern times on a related topic :

THE INDIAN TRI COLOUR - LT CDR KV SINGH - RUPA - PUB 2006 Rs 295

around 300 pages , with many historical anecdotes and colour diagrams on the evolution of the national flag - highly recommended to buffs - and much more affordable than the Manohar tome.

the book chronicles how individuals like Madame Cama used flags to make their point. The Tiranga gets about five chapters tracing its genesis from the early freedom movement to its final shape today. Other chapters of interest are the flags of the erstwhile royal families and the one on the 2002 amendment to the Flag Code.

Chapters :

Dawn of Independence and the Tiranga
A young crusader liberates Tiranga
The World of Flags
The Ancient Indian Dhvajas
Flags of the Epic Era
Flags of Ancient, Medieval and modern India
Evolution of the Indian National-flag
Madame Cama and the National-flag
First Flag of the Freedom Movement
The Jhanda Andolan, 1923
Between the years 1924 and 1930
Flag Committee: 1931
The Official Flag of the Indian National Congress
India adopts her National-Flag
Specifications for the National-Flag of India
Amended Flag Code-India, 2002
Ordinary Citizens and the National-flag
Curious facts about the Tiranga
Display of Royal Flags by the Erstwhile
Princely States

Appendix 1 - Appendix 9

FLAG TERMS DEFINED
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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby HariC » 02 Jun 2009 23:53

highly recommended to buffs - and much more affordable than the Manohar tome.


Both are as different from chalk and cheese. one is about medals, this one is about the indian flag, so why compare the two?

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby krishna_j » 06 Jun 2009 01:49

HariC wrote:
highly recommended to buffs - and much more affordable than the Manohar tome.


Both are as different from chalk and cheese. one is about medals, this one is about the indian flag, so why compare the two?



Manohar published a tome on THE Indian flag ON SIMILAR LINES - AT DOUBLE THE PRICE :lol:

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby Ed_Haynes » 08 Jun 2009 18:54

Is the quality of these two flag books the same? Many cheap and unresearched pieces of . . . non-scholarship . . . have come out on this topic and few of them are any good at all, just pieces of patriotic . . . fluff.

And I, too, cannot follow the comparison with our medals book.

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Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

Postby Jagan » 09 Jun 2009 03:07

Ed-ji,

Krishna was comparing it with the Manohar book on the Indian flag - not with yours (on the medals).


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