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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby manjgu » 20 Sep 2014 21:18

have eaten MRE... quite tolerable...nothing to beat a hot meal :-)

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Postby rsingh » 20 Sep 2014 23:48

IIRC during Kargil days there was pic of jawan eating field ration. Two chapati,bit of sabji and an uncut big onion. That was quite depressing. There was also news about new type of field ration for solders based on Ancient Indian formulae being developed by DRDO.

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Postby jamwal » 21 Sep 2014 16:05

Shakarpara and gud chana while away from base during Kargil war.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby shiv » 21 Sep 2014 20:59

rsingh wrote:IIRC during Kargil days there was pic of jawan eating field ration. Two chapati,bit of sabji and an uncut big onion. That was quite depressing. There was also news about new type of field ration for solders based on Ancient Indian formulae being developed by DRDO.


In an analysis of a battle in Vietnam where the US was defeated, one of the reasons for the dismal performance of US GIs was that they were built bigger and needed much bigger rations while the small built Viet Cong could survive for days on what appeared like "nothing".

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby manjgu » 21 Sep 2014 21:26

indian MRE ( meals ready to eat) is quite good..not very tasty but quite good on nutrition, energy bit...

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Ganesh_S » 21 Sep 2014 23:08

rsingh wrote:What does IA's field ration look like. There ware pictures of American,Russian, Italian and Japanese field rations in National Geographics.


Here is what it sounds like
http://www.vigyanprasar.gov.in/Radioser ... 20Food.pdf

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Postby Aditya G » 23 Sep 2014 22:50

Found a bunch of interesting IN pics from BR archives:

INS delhi with its towed sonar shown:

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R class destroyer with inclined Brahmos launchers. I did not know 2 replaced one styx launcher

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Elegant looking harbour craft:

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Shrinivasan » 24 Sep 2014 09:51

Aditya G wrote:R class destroyer with inclined Brahmos launchers. I did not know 2 replaced one styx launcher

Interesting to see that they have not replace all the 4 Styx with Brahmos.. Why this mixed load of 2 Styx and 4 Brahmos when Styx has lesser range, lesser speed and overall kill power. the only reason I can think of is to have land attack Brahmos and ASHM Styx as a mixed load out, or could it be due to weight limitations? Gurus please weigh in...

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Raja Bose » 24 Sep 2014 10:22

That's INS Mysore, not Delhi (though a Delhi class destroyer).

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Postby joygoswami » 25 Sep 2014 10:09

Cross posting from the Small Arms Thread. :)

joygoswami wrote:Amogh spotted with Sagar Prahar Bal 8)

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Aditya G » 25 Sep 2014 10:22

^ the sailor belongs to the icg ....

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Picklu » 25 Sep 2014 10:35

Aaah the helmet ... oohh the helmet ....

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby deejay » 25 Sep 2014 10:48

Picklu wrote:Aaah the helmet ... oohh the helmet ....

donning a tin foil and ducking behind the next scooter to hide from the inbound frothing in the mouth adminullah :mrgreen: :rotfl: :twisted:



+1 picklu ji, almost posted but then ran from it. And yet, can't look beyond the helmet.

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Postby rkhanna » 25 Sep 2014 12:14

^^^ Not just the "Helmet" per se. We also seem to have a problem getting out troops the correct size it seems.

Maybe bulk buying of a single size got a discount? :?:

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Postby pushkar.bhat » 25 Sep 2014 15:59

rkhanna wrote:^^^ Not just the "Helmet" per se. We also seem to have a problem getting out troops the correct size it seems.

Maybe bulk buying of a single size got a discount? :?:


Or perhaps small lean head size..

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Aditya_V » 25 Sep 2014 16:03

Shrinivasan wrote:
Aditya G wrote:R class destroyer with inclined Brahmos launchers. I did not know 2 replaced one styx launcher

Interesting to see that they have not replace all the 4 Styx with Brahmos.. Why this mixed load of 2 Styx and 4 Brahmos when Styx has lesser range, lesser speed and overall kill power. the only reason I can think of is to have land attack Brahmos and ASHM Styx as a mixed load out, or could it be due to weight limitations? Gurus please weigh in...


Could be because of 2 reasons, cost and size of Brahmos. Brahmos being a longer missile by 2.5 meters probably cant fit in those 2 launchers and not every target may deserve an expensive Brahmos.

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Postby dinesh_kimar » 25 Sep 2014 19:01

Aditya G wrote:^ the sailor belongs to the icg ....


Maybe, cause he is guarding a hovercraft.......only avbl with ICG.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 26 Sep 2014 01:29

Aditya_V wrote:Could be because of 2 reasons, cost and size of Brahmos. Brahmos being a longer missile by 2.5 meters probably cant fit in those 2 launchers and not every target may deserve an expensive Brahmos.
Styx missile per-se might be of lesser length than the Brahmos but it launcher is bigger (to accomodate a missile with folable wings etc. Also it has a humungous warhead and hence its weight is just shy of 2.5 T as compared to the 3 T of Brahmos. overall not a very compact missile (which is ok considering its vintage). Also as you might have noticed they have installed TWO Brahmos in place of each Styx launcher which has been removed. Can our multi-purpose replenishment tankers reload these Brahmos and Styx launchers or does the ship need to come to a port?

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Postby Victor » 26 Sep 2014 01:57

Prithwiraj wrote:nice montage of Hyd surrendering


Can anyone translate the roadside poster at 00.18? Looks like Neyroo whimpering under a looming grim reaper.

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Postby rkhanna » 26 Sep 2014 10:15

Yudh Abhyas 2014

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Postby P Chitkara » 26 Sep 2014 10:28

The helmet strikes again......

What is the standard issue nowadays and which ones our guys are using if they are not wearing the standard issue?

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Postby rkhanna » 26 Sep 2014 11:02

India and Standard Issue is an Oxymoron :lol:

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Postby Picklu » 27 Sep 2014 22:27

rkhanna wrote:India and Standard Issue is an Oxymoron :lol:


As per pushkar bhatji, the head is non standard :(( :(( :(( :mrgreen:

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby shiv » 29 Sep 2014 21:15

Folks. Use Google. Average male US head circumference is 57 cm. For Indian males it is 55 cm Head shape (length vs breadth also matters)

See this paper about aircrew helmets for IAF
http://medind.nic.in/iab/t09/i2/iabt09i2p44.pdf

57 cm head circumference comes to Large/Extra large for Indians

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Postby rkhanna » 30 Sep 2014 09:45

Well cant they be procured in a smaller size then? Such large orders must be manufactured to the order right? Whether being bought In India or else where?

However when our powers that be can do this to our Special Forces i dont have much hope that their is an Iota of Intelligence being put into such things..IMO somebody just watches a hollywood movie and says me wants


Bluish Grey Cammo in the desert? How do the operators even agree to put such rubbish on i dont understand.
http://m.ak.fbcdn.net/sphotos-f.ak/hphotos-ak-prn2/1401858_172598602936777_1275665961_o.jpg

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Postby vaibhav.n » 01 Oct 2014 19:15

Is that an ATGM mounted on the turret? Or something else only?

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Added Later: Pic 2 shows an Engineer Recce Vehicle and what looks like a vanilla BMP-2 variant. Both the T-72's seem to have the same contraption. Could the tanks belong to an Armoured Engineer or Assault Engineer Regiment?

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Postby d_berwal » 01 Oct 2014 20:54

vaibhav.n wrote:Is that an ATGM mounted on the turret? Or something else only?

Pic 1


no ATGM
its a snorkel


Pic 2

Added Later: Pic 2 shows an Engineer Recce Vehicle and what looks like a vanilla BMP-2 variant. Both the T-72's seem to have the same contraption. Could the tanks belong to an Armoured Engineer or Assault Engineer Regiment?
no the tank does not belong to engineers

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Postby VishalJ » 02 Oct 2014 13:48

Yudh Abhyas 2014 by my mate Angad ► https://www.flickr.com/photos/angad84

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Postby Austin » 02 Oct 2014 21:23

Indra-2014 anti-terror drills held near Volgograd

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More interesting stuff by my Mirtas:




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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby rkhanna » 04 Oct 2014 20:02

Is it me or are we using rear echelon troops for the US / Russo training ex? Just going by the Kit visavis what we have seen in previous exercises.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby shiv » 04 Oct 2014 20:32

rkhanna wrote:Well cant they be procured in a smaller size then? Such large orders must be manufactured to the order right? Whether being bought In India or else where?

However when our powers that be can do this to our Special Forces i dont have much hope that their is an Iota of Intelligence being put into such things..IMO somebody just watches a hollywood movie and says me wants


Bluish Grey Cammo in the desert? How do the operators even agree to put such rubbish on i dont understand.
http://m.ak.fbcdn.net/sphotos-f.ak/hphotos-ak-prn2/1401858_172598602936777_1275665961_o.jpg


The photos do not match the standards that you have in your mind. For you bad pictures means incompetent people. You are asking, "If they don't look the part how can they play the part?" Maybe you watch Hollywood, take your cues from there and believe that Hollywood type realism is what you want to see in these pictures so you can feel reassured? These guys may be saying 'Me wants" after watching Hollywood - but they are obviously unable to match Hollywood standards. If they looked as realistic and slick as in Hollywood or propaganda pictures we would feel that we are not in the hands of incompetent bums and sleep easy, right? Maybe they are not watching enough Hollywood. If they did, their act would be slick.

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Postby Surya » 05 Oct 2014 03:43

while this is not a discussion thread - the US army camos are certainly not blending in during yudh abhyas 2014

me thinks they are also incompetent

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby sattili » 05 Oct 2014 08:34

And we should practice goddamn democracy in the special forces, so that they can "refuse" to put on such rubbish. May be SF guys should get a grant so that they can go buy all cool looking camo on internet and show off in these exercises

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Postby member_28797 » 05 Oct 2014 23:10

sattili wrote:And we should practice goddamn democracy in the special forces, so that they can "refuse" to put on such rubbish. May be SF guys should get a grant so that they can go buy all cool looking camo on internet and show off in these exercises


You do realize those hollywoodish props are just props right? Whining just for the sake of whining is idiotic. Camo's job is to keep soldiers safe not to set an example in latest camo fashion :rotfl:

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Postby dnivas » 06 Oct 2014 03:10

narendranaik wrote:
sattili wrote:And we should practice goddamn democracy in the special forces, so that they can "refuse" to put on such rubbish. May be SF guys should get a grant so that they can go buy all cool looking camo on internet and show off in these exercises


You do realize those hollywoodish props are just props right? Whining just for the sake of whining is idiotic. Camo's job is to keep soldiers safe not to set an example in latest camo fashion :rotfl:


you should check your sarcasm meter..tap tap.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Nandan D » 06 Oct 2014 05:15

Interesting to see that they have not replace all the 4 Styx with Brahmos.. Why this mixed load of 2 Styx and 4 Brahmos when Styx has lesser range, lesser speed and overall kill power. the only reason I can think of is to have land attack Brahmos and ASHM Styx as a mixed load out, or could it be due to weight limitations? Gurus please weigh in...


I thought this was because it was used for the firing trials of the Brahmos.
It's probably not cost effective to replace Styx with Brahmos on all of the Rs.

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Postby SagarAg » 07 Oct 2014 08:10

IAF Parade Full Dress Rehearsal Air Warriors march past with the mighty C-17 in the background

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Postby Shrinivasan » 08 Oct 2014 20:10

They missed the Navy chief who is right next to Tendulkar, they even missed the Air Chief and the Marshal of the Airforce... but lo and behold... extensive coverage of Tendulkar... I definitively appreciate him taking part in the event eventhough he is only an honorary Gp Cpt but this adulation to the exclusion of others is a tad too much.


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