Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby ks_sachin » 09 Mar 2019 13:00

MeshaVishwas wrote:Excellent interview of Lt. gen. Anbu by Gokhale Saar.
https://youtu.be/rlIu6lTHugw
Edit:@Adminullahs, please make this video appear in page viewable.
Also let me know how I can do the same as the YouTube tags do not seem to work.
Thanks.

Saar no hard questions. It was a very run of the mill interview.
Nothing was said that was really New. And questions did not probe enough.
For example why AK203 7.62x39?
Why go against established wisdom?

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby MeshaVishwas » 09 Mar 2019 14:19

ks_sachin wrote:
MeshaVishwas wrote:Excellent interview of Lt. gen. Anbu by Gokhale Saar.
https://youtu.be/rlIu6lTHugw
Edit:@Adminullahs, please make this video appear in page viewable.
Also let me know how I can do the same as the YouTube tags do not seem to work.
Thanks.

Saar no hard questions. It was a very run of the mill interview.
Nothing was said that was really New. And questions did not probe enough.
For example why AK203 7.62x39?
Why go against established wisdom?

Well NG is a Strategic Affairs analyst not an ex infrantryman or a "Gun Nut".
The below discussion answers the "Why the AK?" Q.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby ks_sachin » 09 Mar 2019 15:27

MeshaVishwas wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:Saar no hard questions. It was a very run of the mill interview.
Nothing was said that was really New. And questions did not probe enough.
For example why AK203 7.62x39?
Why go against established wisdom?

Well NG is a Strategic Affairs analyst not an ex infrantryman or a "Gun Nut".
The below discussion answers the "Why the AK?" Q.

Sorry sir,
I was a journalist as well. You interview someone and have questions then you should know your subject. I am not an infantryman or a gun nut but that has not stopped me from reading.
The why the AK is not the question.
The question is why 7.62x39. And why 5.56 from Caracas as a CQB.
SF are using 5.56x45 so what gives.
The YouTube interviewer also asks stupid questions rather than putting these guys on the spot.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby MeshaVishwas » 09 Mar 2019 16:07

ks_sachin wrote:
MeshaVishwas wrote:Well NG is a Strategic Affairs analyst not an ex infrantryman or a "Gun Nut".
The below discussion answers the "Why the AK?" Q.

Sorry sir,
I was a journalist as well. You interview someone and have questions then you should know your subject. I am not an infantryman or a gun nut but that has not stopped me from reading.
The why the AK is not the question.
The question is why 7.62x39. And why 5.56 from Caracas as a CQB.
SF are using 5.56x45 so what gives.
The YouTube interviewer also asks stupid questions rather than putting these guys on the spot.

Putting these guys on the Spot?! :roll:
You have your views, I have mine.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby ks_sachin » 09 Mar 2019 16:26

Yes good interviewers ask good question you may be surprised to know!!!
What I am saying is that all that these former officers is known.
Nothing new here.
Also some factual inaccuracies. Russia is not moving to or using 7.62x39.
Anyhow there was only one line that illuminated everything - if correct.

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Postby Kakarat » 15 Mar 2019 15:29

While India was glued to Balakot airstrike, army carried out mega strikes along Myanmar border

Joint operations between Indian and Myanmar armies were carried out to thwart a threat along the Indo-Myanmar border from an insurgent group.

While the world -- and India -- focused on Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrike carried out in its aftermath, the Indian Army carried out a mega operation to eliminate threats posed by insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border.

Joint operations between the Indian and Myanmar armies were carried out from February 17 and March 2 to thwart a threat to a mega infrastructure project vital for the Northeast. The threat was from an insurgent group in Myanmar.

The operation was carried out when the world was focused on the Indian Air Force airstrike in Pakistan's Balakot. The airstrike targeted Jaish-e-Mohammad's largest terror camp and was seen as a response to the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were martyred.

While the focus in India and outside remained on the western border, the Indian Army silently carried out a major operation on the eastern front targeting the so-called Arakan Army, an insurgent group reportedly being raised by the Kachin Independence Army, which is designated as a terrorist group by Myanmar.

According to assessments, the mega Kaladan Project was under threat from the Arakan Army. The Kaladan Project is a transit project will connect Kolkata to Sitwe port in Myanmar.

The project will finally end up linking Mizoram and will be a new gateway to the landlocked Northeast. The project will reduce the distance from Kolkata to Mizoram by nearly a thousand kilomteres and bring down the travel time by at least four days. (Notably, China has also been carrying out development projects at Kyaukpyu port near Sitwe.)

With intelligence assessments point to threats to the Kaladan Project, the Indian Army planned a mission to flush out insurgent groups that had set up bases south of Mizoram in Myanmar.

Large scale joint operations were launched by the Indian and Myanmar armies. The first phase targeted newly constructed camps bordering Mizoram. Part two targeted the deadly Naga group, NSCN (K); its their camps were destroyed up north around 1000 kms away bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

The operations -- first of their kind in terms of deployment and covering areas all along the India-Myanmar border -- went on for two weeks and ended on March 2.

The deployment for the operation included Special Forces of the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and other infantry units. Helicopters, drones and other surveillance equipment were also used during the operations to make an accurate assessment of movement of the insurgent groups and their camps.

"In the last two years the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) that trains the Arakan Army in the Kachin State of Myanmar adjoining China had readied around 3000 cadres that moved to the South closing in on areas adjoining the Lawngtala district of Mizoram," said a senior officer in the security establishment.

These were exactly the areas that cut through the proposed Kaladan Project that will link Sitwe in Myanmar to Mizoram, sources said.

The Arakan Army is also well trained in setting up Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making the threat to the project and it workers even greater. "This was a serious concern both for India and Myanmar," a source said.

The Arakan Army Headquarters are in Laiza also in the Kachin state bordering China falling close to the sensitive India-China-Myanmar trijunction.

The beginnings of the Arakan Army also go back to Kachin state bordering China and not the Arakan region that falls in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

It's predominantly a Buddhist insurgent group active in Myanmar.

"A deal was cut out that after the action adjoining Mizoram the Myanmar army will hit the insurgent camps of other groups that have been targeting India. This resulted in totally wiping out of Taga, the HQ of NSCN (K). Based on specific inputs provided by us the Myanmar Army hit these camps and is now occupying them," said a security officer.

At least a dozen camps have been completely destroyed here, sources said.

The planning for the joint operations started around 2 months back, sources said.

The Arakan Army along with KIA is part of the coalition of insurgent groups called the Northern Alliance said be supported by China.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby vimal » 17 Mar 2019 03:41

Hopefully not OT

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July month.
River bed.
AC(air use 2flow on conditions)48° during day.
Regular visitor:Cat sized Rats.
7course meal buffet. Kitchen use 2open2 enemy fire inspection.


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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby Kakkaji » 17 Mar 2019 05:19

^^^
Why is rice on the floor and not in the pot? :-?

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby vimal » 17 Mar 2019 05:46

Maybe attacked by Cat sized Rats.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby jamwal » 17 Mar 2019 17:04

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Interesting to note that even the Uri surgical strikes used C-90s. I read the book, but missed this part.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby Karan M » 17 Mar 2019 18:28

LOL I posted that very report above to Aditya a page or so back in response to why I thought the BAT team counter-strike was also a trans-LOC op. Same loadout as the Uri team.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby darshhan » 17 Mar 2019 22:39

But what is the benefits of C90 over carl gustavs? Maybe some kind of specialized warhead.

From different accounts that I have read now about uri surgical strikes, our special forces have used carl gustav/Shmel/c90 depending upon which account you believe.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby nachiket » 19 Mar 2019 05:03

The C-90 is more compact and lighter than the Carl Gustav. ALso disposable...easily ditched if they need to get out of there in a hurry. A better fit for the kind of penetration raid that was carried out.

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Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Postby MeshaVishwas » 19 Mar 2019 17:02


I personally think that this video is total bunkum.
Prof.Karnad saying that PLA will embed nano something RFID something into the fabric of the BPJs. :shock:
Will the army not test these jackets before accepting?!
Who was the L2 in this and could they be trying to scuttle the deal?
FYI the DRDO designed and developed the BPJs and did ToT to SMPP Pvt. Ltd.


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