Dear Mr. Akshay Kapoor,
I think you deleted my comment, made earlier, in response to the post you made about not tolerating anyone calling army officers jokers.
At least I am not able to find my comment after having searched for it a few times already, yesterday and today. Or it seems to have mysteriously disappeared. And I did not take a screenshot too.
I did not abuse anyone in my comment. I actually referred to me coming from a family which has served the Armed forces of India, at least since World War 1, from Jawans to Generals. The comment I made was in line with my thought that on this forum, I have seen all sections of India's polity being abused, some like Civil Servants, in rather stark terms. I further averred that soldiers and officers of Indian Armed forces come from the same stock that provides for Politicians, Scientists, Businessmen, Professors, Teachers, Bureaucrats etc. And, I remarked that we should have rules that account for all segments of the society, unless our idea of existence is to suggest that some sections of citizenry of India are at a markedly higher stature of existence. Coming from a family with Great Grand Parents, to brothers, to cousins, serving in the Armed Forces of India, I certainly don't need to be given lessons on respecting them.
I dont comment on the forum often - you will see that from my record given that you are a Moderator. I come and read and move on. I have set up and run entrepreneurial organisations across India over the last 2 decades. I am not in the business of abusing people or trivialising issues by random abuses.
I would expect to have been the given the courtesy of being informed that my comment was being deleted.
If the above sounds unreasonable to you, then my submission is that you have to rethink some elements of your role as a moderator.
My apologies to you in advance, if my earlier comment is still there, and if I have been remiss in not finding it.
ramana wrote:Ever since Babur at Panipat, artillery has been a weakness for Indians. In fact Brirish Indian Army was allowed to raise artillery formations only just before WWII.
After initial 75mm pack and 105mm howitzer, IA has ensured no Indian development of artillery with their attitude. You can't innovate what you don't design and make.
US adopted the French 75, 105 and 155mm during world war I and continusouky developed them. Even now US is learning the 155mm intricacies. The advent of electronic fuzes has made tube ballistics were important to learn.
It's sad the IA wants to keep importing.
I think the COI are a farce for they resume trials and things fall apart. They don't know what they dont know.
One simple table listing all the shell and gun failures will.show a pattern.
Date, Type of gun, calibers, shell, Fuze, charge, barrel diameter, how many rounds already fired from that gun, Comments.
MOD Note : edited by Akshay Kapoor.
I will not tolerate anyone calling army officers jokers. Ramana you should set better standards as a thought leader and senior most moderator. Standards are always set at the top and that is where the rot starts as well. Lead by example like you have done on shell balloting analysis.
Second point to everyone - dont react to every article you see. Respond (not react) to facts on the ground with clarity of thought. Some weeks ago a positive news on winter trials of ATAGS came out and everyone started reacting. Some even questioning why x orders were not given. When that was seen off another article has come which is 180 degrees opposite and again people start reacting. Have you no minds of your own that you will react to every bit of press news ? What madness is this ? What is the difference between you and the lay man on the street.