Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ShauryaT » 10 Dec 2015 08:05

^Shiv ji: Thanks for sharing. While the examples of Indian air lift about, starting from 1948 and even before have wondered why sea lift has not been used as much. Neither for 71, for Chittagong nor in Op. Pawan for IPKF? Any reason? Did use both air and sea assets for the rescue in 1991 and the recent one in Yemen. But, this lack of sea lift for offensive ops has been nagging me.

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Postby Suresh S » 10 Dec 2015 08:11

interesting shiv. tx

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Postby shiv » 10 Dec 2015 08:40

ShauryaT wrote:^Shiv ji: Thanks for sharing. While the examples of Indian air lift about, starting from 1948 and even before have wondered why sea lift has not been used as much. Neither for 71, for Chittagong nor in Op. Pawan for IPKF? Any reason? Did use both air and sea assets for the rescue in 1991 and the recent one in Yemen. But, this lack of sea lift for offensive ops has been nagging me.

Shaurya interesting question. Sea power was displayed in the Maldives operation. I think the idea of long distance expeditionary forces means sea lift - but we have never done much of that.

Incidentally India's two "interventions" outside India - Sri Lanka and the Maldives came under the watch of Rajiv Gandhi who was very nearly the worst PM we have had.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Aditya G » 10 Dec 2015 13:35

Our amphib ops have mostly been exfils ... With several in middle east.

We forget the Indian navy op to extract unosom troops from somalia. That op was a 'hot' military extraction.

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Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 10 Dec 2015 14:00

Fantastic video Shiv. Will share through Social Media. People need to know about this.

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Postby Paul » 10 Dec 2015 15:09

Per Veekay, IG was seen running in the corridors upon hearing the Meghna had been crossed. Thanks to Lt Gen Sagat Singh... People know Gen Arora or even Gen Jacob...but how many know of this great son of India

After the war, B.B. Lal, who was the Defence Secretary, told Sagat an interesting story. On 10 December 1971, at 1300 hours, there was a meeting being held in South Block, chaired by Sardar Swaran Singh, the Minister of External Affairs. Attending the meeting were the Defence, Home and Foreign Secretaries, the Director of the IB, and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The meeting had just commenced when the message arrived that Sagat had crossed the Meghna. The Defence Minister, Babu Jagjiwan Ram, rushed in soon afterwards, while the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary ran to her office to inform her. According to Lal, very soon afterwards, Indira Gandhi was seen running down the corridor, her hair and saree flying. They were all surprised, to see the Prime Minister, bubbling with joy, and for him, this was the most unforgettable moment of the 1971 war. This was also the one day that Sam Manekshaw could not take credit for having ordered the operation, quipped Lal.


http://veekay-militaryhistory.blogspot. ... vsm_4.html

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Postby shiv » 10 Dec 2015 15:51

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Fantastic video Shiv. Will share through Social Media. People need to know about this.

Thanks. My only regret is that the text describing what military historian said about the campaign comes at the very end and people may not watch that far. Maybe I need to type it out separately and post it along with the video.

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Postby shiv » 10 Dec 2015 15:54

Paul wrote:Per Veekay, IG was seen running in the corridors upon hearing the Meghna had been crossed. Thanks to Lt Gen Sagat Singh... People know Gen Arora or even Gen Jacob...but how many know of this great son of India

After the war, B.B. Lal, who was the Defence Secretary, told Sagat an interesting story. On 10 December 1971, at 1300 hours, there was a meeting being held in South Block, chaired by Sardar Swaran Singh, the Minister of External Affairs. Attending the meeting were the Defence, Home and Foreign Secretaries, the Director of the IB, and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The meeting had just commenced when the message arrived that Sagat had crossed the Meghna. The Defence Minister, Babu Jagjiwan Ram, rushed in soon afterwards, while the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary ran to her office to inform her. According to Lal, very soon afterwards, Indira Gandhi was seen running down the corridor, her hair and saree flying. They were all surprised, to see the Prime Minister, bubbling with joy, and for him, this was the most unforgettable moment of the 1971 war. This was also the one day that Sam Manekshaw could not take credit for having ordered the operation, quipped Lal.


http://veekay-militaryhistory.blogspot. ... vsm_4.html

Yeah Lt Gen Sagat Singh is the man. And he is the man who "plotted" with the IAF to use 80 torches (probably standard 1980s Eveready) to mark out landing spots across the Meghna at night so the IAF could do their first ever night landings with no prior practice and no night flying aids. Once they crossed the Meghna they were in Dhaka in 3 days.

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Postby Gyan » 10 Dec 2015 16:27

Jawans’ wait for 1.86 lakh bullet-proof jackets gets longer
The procurement of the jackets was approved by the defence acquisitions council in Oct 2009
By: Huma Siddiqui | New Delhi | November 14, 2015 12:57 AM

Fresh request for proposals (RFPs) are expected to be floated by the ministry of defence (MoD) for the procurement for 1,86,138 bullet-proof jackets, which was approved by the defence acquisitions council in October 2009.
According to defence ministry sources, “In a meeting which took place last week between the six vendors and senior army officers, the decision was taken to scrap the existing RFP for 1 lakh-plus bullet-proof jackets. [b]the six Indian vendors, including SM Group, Indian Armour, Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions, Tata Advanced Materials and MKU, failed to meet the technical parameters or GSQRs (general staff qualitative requirements) laid down by the army.”
At a cost of Rs 50, 000 each, these 1.86 lakh jackets were to be inducted by 2012 and this was to be followed by another order of 1.67 lakh jackets. However, as many as 41 RFPs of the Indian Army had fallen through over a period of 18 months ending March 2012 because they had not met the technical parameters.
That not one of the six competitors could come up with a jacket that meets the army’s requirement clearly indicates that it wants a jacket that no manufacturer is in a position to make and probably not even the most beleaguered troops are using anywhere in the world. Initiating a new case with revised specifications might well end up in a similar situation,” pointed out an industry observer

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby VinodTK » 13 Dec 2015 04:58

193 cadets graduate as army officers from Gaya OTA
GAYA: 193 graduates from the Gaya Officers Training Academy took vows as newly inducted officers of the Indian army on Saturday morning. The newly inducted army officers took the vow to protect the nation at a special function organized to celebrate the passing out of of army officers. There were a mix of freshers and other rank army personnel who selected for year long basic military training to become Special Commissioned officers.

Of the 193 newly inducted officers, 127 are freshers while the remaining 63 graduated as Special Commissioned officers. Lt Gen KJ Singh, General officer Commanding in Chief of the Western Command was the reviewing officer of the passing out parade. This is the most important event of the Gaya OTA calendar.

Besides the inducted army officers, a batch of another 142 gentlemen cadets completed the basic military training and would now be joining various technical arms of the Indian army after pursuing degree courses in engineering.


Gaya OTA, which is the third institute of its kind in the country, was established in July, 2011 to train, both, new entrants and serving army personnel in different aspects of the conventional as well as non-conventional warfare. This including anti-insurgency and anti-terror strategy and combat techniques.

Indian army, it may be recalled is facing shortage of officers and the establishment of the Gaya OTA was aimed to augment the strength of the army. Seven batches of Special Commissioned officers and two batches of direct entrants have graduated from the academy.


Addressing the newly inducted officers, Lt Gen KJ Singh, the reviewing officer of the passing out parade recalled the glorious traditions of the Indian army and hoped that they will do the country proud. Indian army is always in a state of preparedness to meet any challenge, said Lt Gen Singh. He also exhorted the officers to adapt themselves to the ever-changing techniques of warfare and make good use of technology as a tool of war. He added that the SCOs held special responsibility as they were expected to bridge the army ranks and file. Gaya OTA commandant Lt Gen Vinod Vashist also addressed the newly inducted officers.


Earlier, on Thursday evening, Gaya OTA cadets and their trainers teamed up to present a sciintillating multi-activity display that included fly-past by two micro light aircraft, equestrian exhibition, Malkhamb display, Physical Training, Khurki dance and Gatka. Malkhamb, Khurki and Gatka represent different regional martial arts. Whereas Malkhamb is regarded as the traditional martial art of Western India, Gatka is associated with northern India. Gatka was basically developed for territorial defence against invaders.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ramana » 13 Dec 2015 22:20

Paul wrote:Per Veekay, IG was seen running in the corridors upon hearing the Meghna had been crossed. Thanks to Lt Gen Sagat Singh... People know Gen Arora or even Gen Jacob...but how many know of this great son of India

After the war, B.B. Lal, who was the Defence Secretary, told Sagat an interesting story. On 10 December 1971, at 1300 hours, there was a meeting being held in South Block, chaired by Sardar Swaran Singh, the Minister of External Affairs. Attending the meeting were the Defence, Home and Foreign Secretaries, the Director of the IB, and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The meeting had just commenced when the message arrived that Sagat had crossed the Meghna. The Defence Minister, Babu Jagjiwan Ram, rushed in soon afterwards, while the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary ran to her office to inform her. According to Lal, very soon afterwards, Indira Gandhi was seen running down the corridor, her hair and saree flying. They were all surprised, to see the Prime Minister, bubbling with joy, and for him, this was the most unforgettable moment of the 1971 war. This was also the one day that Sam Manekshaw could not take credit for having ordered the operation, quipped Lal.




http://veekay-militaryhistory.blogspot. ... vsm_4.html



Note the bile IAS babu had for FM Sam!!! Old rivalries die hard.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby BharadwajV » 15 Dec 2015 08:40

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 14:
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to place yet another multi-million Billion dollar order with BAE Systems Inc for purchasing 500 more M777 ultra-light Howitzer guns. This is even as it is all set to sign the pending sale of 145 gun-pack with the UK-headquartered defence major.

Apparently, the Ministry has already expressed its interest to procure 500 pieces for the Indian Army from BAE Systems, according to official sources. However, commercial talks are yet to begin.

On the other hand, the long-pending deal to purchase 145 pieces of the M777 155mm 39 caliber towed guns is learnt to have already reached its final leg and the contract will be signed by the middle of 2016.

“The Indian Army has a huge requirement for modern Land Systems, both weapons and vehicles, and we are well positioned to help India fulfil that,” John Brosnan, Managing Director (South-East Asia and India), BAE Systems, told BusinessLine.


Good for the Army's Artillery Units but good god these guns are expensive....

However, sources said the new LoA includes a revised price of $735-750 million, an escalation of six to eight per cent from the older price of $694 million, which was finalised in October 2013 under the previous UPA regime.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article7987937.ece?m=dtp
We should be gunning for total ToT from BAE-Amreeka for these kinda volumes.
And we need to substitute the Excalibur rounds, with Indian guided rounds using the IRNSS for future Jehadi head hits.
But I will break open the bottle of Maaza after the 12 Ton, 52 Cal SDRE ATAGS comes online.


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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby chetak » 15 Dec 2015 19:08

WWI: Three times more Indians fought at Gallipoli



WWI: Three times more Indians fought at Gallipoli

Manimugdha S Sharma| Dec 13, 2015,



WWI: Three times more Indians fought at Gallipoli


Triumphs past: Men of the 1/6 Gurkhas who famously took the Gurkha Bluff and the Sari Bair ridge in 1915. They had to withdraw when the Royal Navy shelled them thinking they were Turks.
The Gallipoli campaign of the First World War in 1915 was a disaster for the Allies. Yet it was the defining moment in the history of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey—their national identities were forged on Turkish soil. India, though a major player, was given a short shrift and the number of troops in the Indian Expeditionary Force G at Gallipoli was pegged at only 5,000 for a century. That narrative is about to change.

Australian military historian Professor Peter Stanley has said in his latest book, Die in Battle, Do Not Despair, that there were actually 16,000 Indians at Gallipoli, and 1,600 perished fighting the Mehmets. Stanley found evidence to this effect at the National Archives of India in Delhi last year, but it was difficult to dig out individual stories as Indian troops, the vast number of them being illiterate, left no written accounts of the war. In the absence of memoirs, the Indian soldier of the First World War has remained a nameless, faceless entity and his contribution was reduced to a footnote in the pages of history — a paradox since India sent the largest army of volunteers (1.3 million) to the war.

"I accessed all possible records available in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Turkey, Nepal and India, and managed to piece together the individual stories of 200 Indians at Gallipoli. I can put my hand over my heart and say that the Indian role was all positive," Stanley told Sunday Times.

Indians and the Anzacs (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) first met up in Egypt in 1914 before the Gallipoli campaign started. At dawn on April 25, 1915, the Anzacs landed on the beaches of Gallipoli under the cover of fire provided by troops of the 7th Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade. "The Indian mountain artillery was the only artillery available at that time and the Anzacs remembered this help," Stanley said. Soon after, the 29th Indian Infantry Brigade composed of the 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs (4 Mech today), 1/6 Gurkha Rifles (now Royal Gurkha Rifles), 69th Punjabis (1 Guards) and 89th Punjabis (1 Baloch, Pakistan Army), joined battle. But, colonial politics came into play.

"The Punjabi battalions were Muslims. They were withdrawn on the ground that being Muslims, they may have qualms about fighting the troops of the Caliph. The real reason was the theatre commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton, wanted a Gurkha brigade. The hilly terrain of Gallipoli was most suitable for the Gurkhas as they were trained in mountain warfare, he thought. So the Punjabis, despite fighting valiantly and gloriously, were unfairly withdrawn and replaced by the 1/5 and the 2/10 Gurkhas. Yet the 7th Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade was never withdrawn although 75% of its troops were Muslims," Stanley said. Unfortunately, even today, ill-informed commentators on social media use this instance to question the loyalty of Muslims in the Indian Army.

The Gurkhas, true to their reputation, captured a hilly feature in May — called the Gurkha Bluff in their honour — and in August, they crested the Sari Bair ridge and came closest to ending the stalemate at Gallipoli. They had to withdraw when the Royal Navy shelled them thinking they were Turks. "We could speculate that had the Indian troops been used earlier in the campaign, Gallipoli may have had a different outcome," Stanley said.

The fighting qualities and discipline of the Indians had a profound impact on the Anzacs. "The British were apprehensive about clubbing Indians and Anzacs together as they thought the Anzacs would ill-treat them, but Indians and Anzacs developed a unique camaraderie. Indians were admired because they were professional and skilled soldiers unlike the Anzacs who were just volunteers," he said. "Many Australians officers commented in their diaries that Indians were role models."

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

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This article provides Army's point of view and builds a case for more Attack Helicopters, but conveniently skips mention acquisition of LCHs which will start arriving in numbers soon, well before any new orders for Apaches could start delivering.

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Postby shiv » 15 Dec 2015 20:47

JTull wrote:


This article provides Army's point of view and builds a case for more Attack Helicopters, but conveniently skips mention acquisition of LCHs which will start arriving in numbers soon, well before any new orders for Apaches could start delivering.

This is some fellow called Bhat purportedly giving the Army's viewpoint. He has done some cut and paste research and filled up column inches to earn his keep.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Thakur_B » 18 Dec 2015 07:31

Jugal R Purohit ‏@jrpur 15h15 hours ago
JUST IN: Army to induct @DRDO_India made Electronic Warfare system for gathering communication int. To cost Rs 425cr.

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Postby Thakur_B » 18 Dec 2015 07:34

Jugal R Purohit ‏@jrpur 15h15 hours ago
JUST IN: 571 light bullet proof vehs cleared for army deployed in counter insurgency/terrorism role. To cost Rs 310cr.


Bullet proof SUVs?

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby member_24684 » 18 Dec 2015 08:15

Thakur_B wrote:
Jugal R Purohit ‏@jrpur 15h15 hours ago
JUST IN: 571 light bullet proof vehs cleared for army deployed in counter insurgency/terrorism role. To cost Rs 310cr.


Bullet proof SUVs?


look like light armored vehicles

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Karan M » 18 Dec 2015 09:48

Thakur_B wrote:
Jugal R Purohit ‏@jrpur 15h15 hours ago
JUST IN: Army to induct @DRDO_India made Electronic Warfare system for gathering communication int. To cost Rs 425cr.


Looks like the design and systems have reached a level of maturity.

DRDO, 2014 wrote:Girishakti
Indian Army is in the process of procurement of integrated EW system for mountainous terrain
(Himshakti) under the category ‘Buy Indian (BEL) with DRDO Technologies’. Development of target
tracking system for Jammer Interceptor Mobile (JIM) station has been completed. Development of
COM entity software is in progress. Core system technology modules incorporating homodyne Rx,
Quad Superhet Rx, Digital Rx in radar segment have been integrated for demonstration of performance
in microwave bands. Fast scan Rx, monitor receiver in communication bands have been configured for
detection of conventional frequency hopping signals.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ArmenT » 19 Dec 2015 09:38

New article up on BRF main page, Army Section. Article is courtesy Brigadier Rattan Kaul.

Battle of Sylhet (East Pakistan) - 07 to 16 December 1971, First Ever Heliborne Operation of Indian Army by 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)

Enjoy!

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Postby Aditya G » 19 Dec 2015 14:36

Thakur_B wrote:
Jugal R Purohit ‏@jrpur 15h15 hours ago
JUST IN: 571 light bullet proof vehs cleared for army deployed in counter insurgency/terrorism role. To cost Rs 310cr.


Bullet proof SUVs?


Replacement for Mahindra Rakshak?

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Postby shiv » 19 Dec 2015 16:24

ArmenT wrote:New article up on BRF main page, Army Section. Article is courtesy Brigadier Rattan Kaul.

Battle of Sylhet (East Pakistan) - 07 to 16 December 1971, First Ever Heliborne Operation of Indian Army by 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)

Enjoy!

Nice - and this is my video version of the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7v9-UJ4xj0

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Postby Aditya G » 20 Dec 2015 02:18

Naib Subedar Chunni Lal, JAK LI AC, VrC, SM

Indian Army's most decorated NCO:

Ashok Chakra (P) - 2007 - LoC
Vir Chakra - 1999/2000 - Kargil
Sena Medal - 1984 - Capture of Qaid Post

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuni_Lal

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ramana » 28 Dec 2015 11:17

chetak wrote:Tweet this, if you can


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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ArmenT » 29 Dec 2015 07:50

shiv wrote:
ArmenT wrote:New article up on BRF main page, Army Section. Article is courtesy Brigadier Rattan Kaul.

Battle of Sylhet (East Pakistan) - 07 to 16 December 1971, First Ever Heliborne Operation of Indian Army by 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)

Enjoy!

Nice - and this is my video version of the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7v9-UJ4xj0

Shiv sir, would you mind if we link this video in a new section for Multimedia/Videos from the BRF main site? Credit will be given to you, of course.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby prahaar » 29 Dec 2015 12:36

I am not sure if this is the right thread, but did not see this mentioned here.

A 14-year-old girl from Dum Dum was gang-raped by two Army jawans in a military reserved coach on the Howrah-Amritsar Express on Sunday evening.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkata-teen-gang-raped-by-Army-jawans-on-Amritsar-Express/articleshow/50359941.cms

This is a serious breach of discipline. The fact that the girl was a minor makes the crime even more severe. But based on the report, the police and railway authorities action seems to be responsive. I hope strictest action is taken against the perpetrators but also action is taken against other fellow travelers in the military coach, if they allowed this to happen.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Baikul » 31 Dec 2015 10:39

Two day old news, apologies if it already has been noted on the forum. General OP Malhotra, COAS 1978-81, has passed away.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/former-army-chief-general-op-malhotra-passes-away-at-93/story-czfHaiZh63dRJfmAEfgDTI.html

He owned an apartment where I live, I missed this in the media, but saw a notice in the lobby area.

Farewell, warrior. Om Shantih, shantih, shantih.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby shiv » 31 Dec 2015 19:18

ArmenT wrote:
shiv wrote:[
Nice - and this is my video version of the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7v9-UJ4xj0

Shiv sir, would you mind if we link this video in a new section for Multimedia/Videos from the BRF main site? Credit will be given to you, of course.


That would be an honour and a pleasure! Go right ahead. I researched the data from Jagan's book and PC Lal's book and taught myself basic animation on Synfig to do that. Even if its a bit tacky I am proud of it :D

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ArmenT » 03 Jan 2016 12:32

shiv wrote:
ArmenT wrote:Shiv sir, would you mind if we link this video in a new section for Multimedia/Videos from the BRF main site? Credit will be given to you, of course.


That would be an honour and a pleasure! Go right ahead. I researched the data from Jagan's book and PC Lal's book and taught myself basic animation on Synfig to do that. Even if its a bit tacky I am proud of it :D

Thank you sir. New multimedia section is up here:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/multimedia.html

Please feel free to suggest more videos to be linked.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby shiv » 03 Jan 2016 19:46

ArmenT wrote:
shiv wrote:That would be an honour and a pleasure! Go right ahead. I researched the data from Jagan's book and PC Lal's book and taught myself basic animation on Synfig to do that. Even if its a bit tacky I am proud of it :D

Thank you sir. New multimedia section is up here:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/multimedia.html

Please feel free to suggest more videos to be linked.


ArmenT - over a decade ago Rakesh, Jagan, Sachin, I and others created a (now defunct) web page for the Maratha Light infantry Regimental Center The documentary video that could not be uploaded in the modem lines of those days (before YouTube) is here. This is a must watch and has a special connection with BR
The Making of a Maratha Soldier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJ8M62mVnQ


I have 3 more vids that were researched and made
1. Longewala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVWY6aUpY90

2. Asal Uttar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHSVJNNsQ4U

3. 1965 war history in pictures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81cGFqYX0ZU

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Avinash R » 03 Jan 2016 20:12

prahaar wrote:I am not sure if this is the right thread, but did not see this mentioned here.

A 14-year-old girl from Dum Dum was gang-raped by two Army jawans in a military reserved coach on the Howrah-Amritsar Express on Sunday evening.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkata-teen-gang-raped-by-Army-jawans-on-Amritsar-Express/articleshow/50359941.cms

This is a serious breach of discipline. The fact that the girl was a minor makes the crime even more severe. But based on the report, the police and railway authorities action seems to be responsive. I hope strictest action is taken against the perpetrators but also action is taken against other fellow travelers in the military coach, if they allowed this to happen.


Apparently its the BSF and not the army jawans http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 422544.cms

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ArmenT » 04 Jan 2016 05:54

shiv wrote:
ArmenT wrote:Thank you sir. New multimedia section is up here:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/multimedia.html

Please feel free to suggest more videos to be linked.


ArmenT - over a decade ago Rakesh, Jagan, Sachin, I and others created a (now defunct) web page for the Maratha Light infantry Regimental Center The documentary video that could not be uploaded in the modem lines of those days (before YouTube) is here. This is a must watch and has a special connection with BR
The Making of a Maratha Soldier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJ8M62mVnQ


I have 3 more vids that were researched and made
1. Longewala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVWY6aUpY90

2. Asal Uttar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHSVJNNsQ4U

3. 1965 war history in pictures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81cGFqYX0ZU

Hi Shiv (and anyone else). I've started putting up the first video here:
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/multimedia/433-video-the-making-of-a-maratha-soldier-maratha-light-infantry.html

I also started working on an English translation of the content. Got up to about 15 minutes of the video so far. There are a couple of words that my Hindi is not good enough to translate (have marked them in bold italics as "translation needed for XXXX"). Would someone else be kind enough to back me up and translate those for me, and also check if my translation is up to spec. Thanks in advance...

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Avinash R » 04 Jan 2016 19:30

Army jawan succumbs to injuries

Posted on 4/01/2016 by Dailyexcelsior

JAMMU, Jan 3: An Army jawan succumbed to his accident injuries at Military Hospital, Satwari, in city outskirts.

According to a police spokesperson, identified as Lans Naik Hanumant of Karnataka and posted at 10 Engineering Regiment, the Jawan was injured on Friday when the boat on which he along with other Jawans were crossing Tawi River at Katal Batal in Nagrota area as part of their patrolling duty, turned turtle. He was rushed to Military Hospital, Satwari, where he succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

Today, after conducting postmortem here at Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, the body of the deceased was handed over to Army authorities.

The concerned police has already taken cognizance of the matter.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby chetak » 05 Jan 2016 01:15

Avinash R wrote:
{quote="prahaar"}I am not sure if this is the right thread, but did not see this mentioned here.

A 14-year-old girl from Dum Dum was gang-raped by two Army jawans in a military reserved coach on the Howrah-Amritsar Express on Sunday evening.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkata-teen-gang-raped-by-Army-jawans-on-Amritsar-Express/articleshow/50359941.cms

This is a serious breach of discipline. The fact that the girl was a minor makes the crime even more severe. But based on the report, the police and railway authorities action seems to be responsive. I hope strictest action is taken against the perpetrators but also action is taken against other fellow travelers in the military coach, if they allowed this to happen.{/quote}

Apparently its the BSF and not the army jawans http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 422544.cms




Navdeep Singh ‏@SinghNavdeep Jan 2

There was so much unfortunate detestable outrage against the Army in this case. The accused have been arrested & they are NOT from the Army.

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Navdeep Singh ‏@SinghNavdeep Jan 2

Misdirected anger towards Army in train rape case. Turns out that the accused were from a Central Police Force.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby prahaar » 05 Jan 2016 01:19

Thanks all for the clarification. I read a tweet for Lt. Gen
Hasnain, raising the issue about wrongly attributing the action to Army. Some person responded it was a defense coach, whatever that means.

The quality of news reporting is so poor, it is difficult to know what is the truth.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby ramana » 05 Jan 2016 02:57

Hope Army now fast tracks those BPJ procurements.
Current situation of no BPJ is pathetic waiting for Superman's underwear.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Picklu » 05 Jan 2016 17:28

prahaar wrote:Thanks all for the clarification. I read a tweet for Lt. Gen
Hasnain, raising the issue about wrongly attributing the action to Army. Some person responded it was a defense coach, whatever that means.

The quality of news reporting is so poor, it is difficult to know what is the truth.


The train compartment on which it happened was reserved for Army hence the confusion.

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Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Postby Prem » 07 Jan 2016 10:48

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