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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby shiv » 23 Jan 2013 05:48

koti wrote:Can anyone tell me how I can rename the thread I created.
TIA.

Please post this question in the newbie thread.

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Re: FAQ Thread

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Re: FAQ Thread

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 25 Aug 2013 10:03

Free Library link to Mil and Aviation Journals

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Science+a ... al+science

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 25 Aug 2013 10:06

ShyamD and others who frequent the Intel thread>...

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Institute ... r/1-p51780

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby Inder Sharma » 30 Dec 2013 15:51

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wa ... E2%80%9389

In the above link, under the Indo-Pak 65 war entry, Pakis have been listed as victors. can somebody help permanently change that bit of mis-post.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby LakshO » 26 Jan 2014 04:59

Since it is the 100th year of beginning of First World War, I want to read more about it. Any suggestions on good books that give a broad overview of the events and progress of the War? Would be nice if the book(s) had maps of various theaters so that I can understand the events better. I am not looking for books that discuss a single siege/front or even strategies of the belligerents.

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby LakshO » 27 Mar 2014 22:35

While researching about WW1 on the web, I came across the following titles exclusively on WW1 http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/worldwar1/tp/tpww1.htm

The first title listed looks promising, just what I was looking for The First World War by John Keegan. This seems to be well recd & looks affordable.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby Saral » 05 Jun 2014 04:48

Literary perspective from German pov: http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/ ... 20text.pdf

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby Rudradev » 20 Aug 2014 05:41

Is Ravi Rikhye's "Concise World Armies" still.available for sale at orbat dot com? I tried the purchase link but doesn't seem to be working. Also, is it still being updated (if not, when was the most recent update?)

Thanks.


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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby NRao » 04 Oct 2014 20:20

List of air craft testing facilities in India? Is there one?

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 08 Oct 2014 06:31

NRao the 2013 MOD report kind of summarizes the list. The pdf is linked in the other thread....

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 10 Oct 2014 02:41

LakshO wrote:Since it is the 100th year of beginning of First World War, I want to read more about it. Any suggestions on good books that give a broad overview of the events and progress of the War? Would be nice if the book(s) had maps of various theaters so that I can understand the events better. I am not looking for books that discuss a single siege/front or even strategies of the belligerents.

Thanks for the reply.


May I suggest Frank Furedi's "First World War- Still no end in sight"?

It provides a very good overview and how the present world evolved from WWI.


Basically the modernism and liberalism ushered in by the Industrial Revolution faced a crisis of confidence & led to crash and burn of existing world order.

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby ranjan.rao » 11 Oct 2016 06:40

Thanks Manish

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby VishalJ » 13 Apr 2017 09:05

Can we have a thread where we can post link to some fine documentaries on socio-political/terrorism/world affairs?

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 11 Jul 2017 04:09

Sure start open in Strat Forum with a broad title.

Sorry for being late in responding.

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby kurup » 17 Jul 2017 18:59

When clicking a thread , is there any setting to automatically go to the first unread post ??

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby ArjunPandit » 18 Jul 2017 02:59

Is there anyway we can report the post and make our reasons public,dont want to do it on the same thread, as it runs the risk of derailing the thread and further cause argument on the same thread, thereby defeating the purpose

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby shiv » 04 Sep 2017 08:15

Vidur wrote:
YashG wrote:
Brutal demonstration of assymetric warfare. I noticed no chaff too but like someone said pilots didnt know they under crosshair - maws could have helped but do we have maws on indian helicopters?


The kurdish fighter counting sounded just like hindi. I did not know there were language similarities with kurdish. Is it Persian influence in both hindi and kurdish ? Or sanskrit ?

Sir all those languages are related to Sanskrit. A lot of these discussions have taken place in the "Out of India" thread in the Strat forum - although it will be difficult to locate the answer in the midst of all the noise there.

The language of the Zoroastrians was probably Sanskrit despite the bullshit made up by linguists about "Avestan". My reasons for saying this are too long for this thread and reply. The Zoroastian holy book was the "lost" Bhargava Atharva Veda. sanskrit went west with the Zoroastrians and even Darius' "Behistun inscription" in Iran reads like Sanskrit. The 1800 BC Mitanni texts found in Syria are pure Sanskrit.

Our history has been cooked up by racists - let me point you to a recent article I have written:
https://swarajyamag.com/culture/aryans- ... y-scholars

That said I am sorry to note that young people spend 2 years studying for IAS entrance and end up studying the discredited "Aryan Invasion theory" as essential knowledge of History to pass the IAS exam. This needs to change

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby darshhan » 12 Nov 2017 20:31

How do you put someone on ignore list?

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby darshhan » 10 Dec 2017 16:31

darshhan wrote:How do you put someone on ignore list?


?????

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby nachiket » 12 Dec 2017 06:32

darshhan wrote:
darshhan wrote:How do you put someone on ignore list?


?????

This question should be in the Forum feedback thread.

But anyway, go to your User Control Panel->Friends and Foes . Add the user to your "Foes" list and their posts will be hidden.

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Re: FAQ Thread

Postby darshhan » 26 Dec 2017 13:13

nachiket wrote:
darshhan wrote:
?????

This question should be in the Forum feedback thread.

But anyway, go to your User Control Panel->Friends and Foes . Add the user to your "Foes" list and their posts will be hidden.


Nachiket Thanks.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ashishvikas » 04 Jan 2018 11:14

Team,

Can you please tell me how to place pictured in any thread ? OR this option is available for few ppl only ?

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby nachiket » 06 Jan 2018 05:26

ashishvikas wrote:Team,

Can you please tell me how to place pictured in any thread ? OR this option is available for few ppl only ?

If you mean add a picture to your post, first upload it to an image hosting website and then embed the url in your post inside the IMG tags like this:

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Or if it is already online and you have a url for the image, use that inside the IMG tags.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 21 Mar 2018 03:46

Link to Dileep's Spy stories Archive:


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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 22 Mar 2018 05:17

Dileep, The first pdf 'Needle in a Haystack' is incomplete.

The ending and epilogue are not included.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby abhijitm » 07 May 2018 18:31

Hi,

Want to understand if it is possible to join Indian Military (Army/Navy/AF) if you have prescription glasses? And what is the tolerance level of eye number?

I am looking for combat/non combat officer roles.

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Re: Military FAQ Thread

Postby ramana » 21 Jun 2018 21:07

Very good post about Army strategy and tactics:

Arun.prabhu wrote:Before I answer your question, I'll make a brief foray into the principles of warfare. There are nine principles of warfare recognised by NATO: Mass, Objective, Security, Surprise, Maneuver, Offensive, Unity of Effort (aka Unity of Command), Simplicity, and Economy of Force. The Russians include Annihilation (utter destruction of opposing forces as inflicted upon and by them on the Eastern front during WWII a great many times) as a tenth principle. Lt. Col. (retd) Tom Kratman of the US army whom I respect a great deal as one of the brightest minds in the study of The Art of War alive today (there are a great many more equally bright and publicly unknown folks who are exemplary practitioners of The Art) thinks there are two more: Attrition (as opposed to destroying the enemy in one go, you chip away at his strengths in numbers, materiel, etc until he can't fight you any more), and Geometry (or Shape. Basically terrain.)



Your idea of spreading the guns all along the border violates the very first principle. Think about the parable of the sticks. A single stick is broken easily. A bunch of sticks are not so easily broken. You can spread your artillery all you want and congratulate yourself on protecting the border, but the enemy has a say and he is going to attack at a single point (mass) and when he does, as you had spread out your artillery all along the border, you will not have enough to repulse him at that one point where is actually on the offensive. Similarly, you will not have enough artillery mass to soften his defences on that one or few points where you want to go on the offensive.

Yes, concentrating artillery makes it vulnerable, but equipment and men (the latter unfortunately) get used up in war. You protect your artillery, your infantry and everything else as well as you can with air-defence, counter-artillery, mobility (shoot and scoot) and what not, but when the shooting starts, blood is going to be shed and soldiers are going to die.

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So there are 12 principles and every military defeat or reverse is a violation of one r more of these 12 principles.
Now go back through the military historical battles thread and think it over.


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