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  1. Levina

    Levina Admin- Twitter Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What else can be expected of Ms.BD?

    I must say she's smart at masking her intentions. Don't we all know her intentions behind posting that pic with tat taunt?
    She can't stand anyone who supports MODI...and ergo her tawdry post about Sri Sri and Lt Gen Saha. Lol
     
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  2. lca-fan

    lca-fan Captain FULL MEMBER

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    One more surgical strike By Modi Government:

    Lt Gen Bipin Rawat to be next COAS!

    Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat to be next Indian Army chief; B.S Dhanoa to be IAF chief
    Rawat will succeed General Dalbir Singh, who will retire at the end of this month while Dhanoa will replace Arup Raha at the helm of Air Staff.

    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 17, 2016 10:03 pm
    [​IMG]Lieutenant general Bipin Rawat
    Lieutenant general Bipin Rawat will be the new chief of Army Staff while Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa will be the new chief of Air Staff, Ministry of Defence confirmed on Saturday. “Government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, vice chief of army staff, as the next chief of army staff with effect from afternoon of December 31,” the Defence Ministry said in a tweet.

    Rawat will succeed General Dalbir Singh, who will retire at the end of this month while Dhanoa will replace Arup Raha at the helm of Air Staff on December 31.

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    Lt Gen Rawat, an infantry soldier, superseded senior most army commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who headed the Eastern Command and was next in line to be the army chief, besides Southern Command Chief P M Hariz. He has handled various operational responsibilities in many areas, including along the LoC with Pakistan, the LAC with China and in the North-East. He is known for his balanced approach towards soldiering, compassion, and connect with civil society.

    His experience as GOC-in-C Southern Army Command in Mechanised Warfare has been focused towards the western borders, in coordination with the other two services, the sources said.

    Earlier in the day, Anil Dhasmana and Rajiv Jain were appointed as the next chiefs of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), respectively. Dhasmana and Jain will succeed Rajinder Khanna and Dineshwar Sharma. Both the officers will have a tenure of two years.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...rmy-chief-b-s-dhanoa-to-be-iaf-chief-4432467/



    From Wiki : Bipin Rawat

    Chief of Army Staff designate Lt Gen Bipin Rawat will take over as 27th Chief of Army Staff on 1st January.Lt. General Bipin Rawat,AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM is son of Lt. Gen. L S Rawat and belongs to the famous 5th Battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles.[1] He is new Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army.

    Born in a Gadhwali Rajput family serving army since generations, on commissioning from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the 'Sword of Honour' he joined the Battalion in Jan 1979 at ,Mizoram, in India. He commanded the battalion in field area, during his tenure the Battalion was adjudged as the best Battalion in NEFA. He also commanded a brigade in counter-insurgency area and another one in United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo.

    Lt Gen Bipin Rawat born in Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand. while commanding a Multinational Brigade in a Chapter VII mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) has had a truly outstanding tour. Within two weeks of deployment in the DRC, the Brigade faced a major offensive in the East which threatened not only the regional capital of North Kivu, Goma, but stability across the country as a whole. The situation demanded a rapid response and North Kivu Brigade was reinforced, where it was responsible for over 7,000 men and women representing nearly half of the total MONUC Force. Whilst simultaneously engaged in offensive kinetic operations against the CNDP and other armed groups, Brigadier Rawat (Now Lt Gen) carried out tactical support to the Congolese Army (FARDC), sensitization programmes with the local population and detailed coordination to ensure that all were informed about the situation and worked together in prosecuting operations whilst trying to protect the vulnerable population. This hectic period of operational tempo lasted a full four months and during this time Brigadier (Now Lt Gen) Rawat, his Headquarters and his international Brigade, were tested to the full, across the operational spectrum. His personal leadership, courage and experience were pivotal to the success that the Brigade achieved. Goma never fell, the East stabilized and the main armed group was motivated to the negotiating table and has since been integrated into the FARDC.

    He was also tasked to present the Revised Charter of Peace Enforcement to the Special Representatives of the Secretary General and Force Commanders of all the UN missions in a special conference at Wilton Park, London on 16 May 2009.

    For his truly exceptional performance within MONUC the officer was awarded the Force Commanders Commendation.

    Academically inclined, he has authored numerous articles on ‘National Security’ and ‘Leadership’ which have been published in various journals and publications. He has successfully completed M. Phil in Defence and Management Studies from Devi Ahilya University, Indore; and Strategic and Defence Studies from Madras University. He has a Diploma in Management and another Diploma in Computer Studies. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat has also completed his research on military media strategic studies and was awarded Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. d) from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in 2011.[2] caste of bipin rawat sir
     
  3. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Why Indian Special Forces are way behind the US Navy seals? Defence Minister Parrikar clears emergency modernisation plan of weapons but our commandos need more

    Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar cleared a Rs 300- crore proposal to buy critical equipment for the Indian Army's Special Forces, but sources say the elite units will continue to lag by a distance from their American and Israeli counterparts.

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    The plan includes purchase of over 1,100 automatic assault rifles, 1,000 freefall parachutes, sniper rifles, machine guns and lightweight rocket launchers for the army's nine battalions of Special Forces troops.

    Buying Spree

    'The army proposal for buying weapon systems under the fast-track procedure was given a go-ahead by the minister at the defense Acquisition Council meeting and would help the force buy critical equipment such as new automatic rifles, sniper rifles and silencers,' sources said. The procurement would help the Special Forces get equipment to carry out their task more effectively.

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    But if we compare our troops with the US Navy SEALs or Israeli special operatives, India is behind them by decades in equipment and technology. 'In terms of toughness, we are far better than them. However, it is technology, equipment and thought process where we lag far behind them,' said a Special Forces officer who trained with American soldiers in the US.

    'When they go for operations, they are backed heavily by drones and satellites to enhance their domain awareness.' Special operations are treated like a national mission for the US and if the troops on ground want, they can call in for a missile or combat aircraft strike on the targets.

    To meet weapons requirements, the Special Forces have been sanctioned to buy around 20 machine guns from US or Israeli sources. The newly raised 11 and 12 Para (SF) units were also deployed with normal infantry weapons such as the AK-47 and INSAS rifles to carry out operations in the Northeast and did not even have enough weapons.

    SF operatives say during corps and command-level exercises on China border, a senior commander recently asked how deep could they go inside China and the reply was, 'as deep as our feet can take us'. India bought the C-130J special operations aircraft from the US in 2007-08, but they can be used for airdropping para commandos.

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    The Special Forces have been demanding special platforms like the V-22 Osprey helicopter of the US, which can quietly take small teams in and out of terrain such as Tibet where enemy units are 100-150 Km from the Indian boundaries. 'A proposal was moved for buying such a dedicated aircraft, but it was shot down at the level of army headquarters itself,' a source from Para Special Forces told Mail Today. India bought the C-130J special operations aircraft from the US in 2007-08, but they can be used for airdropping para commandos and are not suitable for surgical strikes.

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    Officers from the Para (SF) say the Americans and the Israelis have their central command for carrying out special operations. 'If we compare the SEALs operation where they took out Laden, they silently flew inside the heart of Pakistan and took him out in Special Operations Black Hawk helicopters.' 'We can only boast of Mi-17V5 transport choppers which too are not dedicated for us,' another officer said.

    Officers from the Para (SF) say the Americans and the Israelis have their central command for carrying out special operations while the status of the Special Forces units is getting degraded in recent times. 'The SF units which were earlier controlled at the Command headquarters level were allotted to lower corps formations where they are used like infantry battalion. This is under-utilization of such units,' an officer said.

    The Americans have their Joint Special Operations Command which has all special operatives under it and it deals directly with the US defense Secretary and President while carrying out any action. A proposal from the three services to create a Special Force command is awaiting clearance from the defense ministry.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahom...isation-plan-weapons-commandos-need-more.html
     
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  4. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Army combat training video

     
  5. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Capt Ravinder Kaura was my cousin (mama's son). It seems he passed away some time back.
     
  6. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    500 Igla ,250 Strela and 200 Kub Missiles to be procured to cope with the delays in VSHORAD, SR SAM and QR SAM projects.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Today was the last date to submit responses to RFI for Sniper Rifles for Indian Army

    Infantry Directorate seeks a Sniper rifle with the following broad operational characteristics:-

    (a) Calibre. 8.6mm (0.338 inches).

    (b) Effective Range. Not less than 1200 meters.

    (c) Accuracy. Less than equal to one MoA.

    (d) Muzzle Velocity. Not more than 800 m/s.

    (e) Operating Mechanism. Bolt Action.

    (f) Safety. Inbuilt and Applied Safety mechanism.

    (g) Picatinny Rails. MIL-STD 1913 compliant picatinny rails.

    (h) Reliability. In firing of 100 rounds, it should not suffer from more than one ‘Class-I’ or ‘Class-II’ and NO ‘Class-III’ stoppages as per ITOP 3-2-045 specifications.

    (j) Sighting System. The Sniper Rifle must be provided with an Open Sight as well as Telescopic Sight. The Telescopic sight shall have variable magnification suited for maximum effective range, illuminated cross hair reticule pattern for aiming and range estimation not less than 1300m.

    (k) Weight with Bipod and Empty Magazine. Man portable and as light as possible for easy carriage and use in varied Indian terrain.

    (l) Overall Length. Convenient to carry and operate by average built Indian soldier.

    (m) Environmental Conditions. It must be possible to operate & store the Sniper Rifle under varied terrain & climatic conditions in India.

    (n) Service Life. The life of the Sniper Rifle must not be less than 15 years.


    4. Tentative date of issue of RFP is June 2017. Total Quantity required is approximately 5000 Sniper Rifles. After signing of the contract, the quantity required should be delivered commencing earliest but not later than three (03) months and completing earliest but not later than Eighteen (18) months. The vendors should confirm if they can deliver the requisite quantity of Sniper Rifles within the stipulated timeframe.
     
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    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I remember NSG or MARCOS ordered Sako Tikka T3. Is it not a candidate?
     
  9. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Sad to hear brother. May god give him peace.
     
  10. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I was too young then, and it is indeed sad to see a young man spend the rest of his life tragically .... Pakistan is the only country who can do such a shameful deed with POWs. The Delhi municipal corporation named the street in front of their house after his name.
     
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Source based news

    AMPHEX follows TROPEX ... starts 09 Mar.

    Roughly comprises of
    • Infantry Units in Amphibious Role
    • Troops of T-72s with ARV
    • Xx Squadron of BMPs
    • SF - xx Assault Team
    • Army Air Defence with MANPADs
    • Fd Regt of Artillery with 105 mm and with 120 mm Mortars XX Battery
    • and other support elements

    A lot of focus on amphibious exercises in past 3 months ...... third in 5 months

    1st - Jalprahar
    2nd - Tropex
    3rd - Amphex upcoming

    Special focus on
    • Quick reaction team
    • Launch ops at very low hours of notice
    • Operational synergy to take it to next level
    Exact strength is withheld due to sensitive nature of the same.. but pointers are clearly there.

    @Hellfire @vstol jockey
    What do you make out from the composition..

    @Robinhood Pandey @Levina @Abingdonboy @Ankit Kumar 001 @Agent_47 @MilSpec @Gessler @nair
     
  12. Inactive

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    I think an excellent opportunity for the forces to hone in their skills at joint operations and interoperability. I guess, we may also be seeing more multilateral exercises soon, as India takes charge of it's security and of the near vicinity, with special focus on securing the SLOCs in South East Asia as also possible sea denial and containment in Arabian Sea to navies of countries not from IOR (Read China)
     
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    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Moving in the right direction.... link it with the shopping spree..


     
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  14. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Any future battle with Pakistan will have to be fought in very highly mobile manner. The next battle with Pakistan will be to finish them off completely forever. IN will play a very decisive role with its now nearly a Div size lifting capability for a complete IBG supplemented by Brigade+ level paradrop ability of IAF & IA. The aim of the next war will be to quickly neutralise enemy air and subsurface capabilities to allow unhindered operations in Arabian sea and across any theatre of war for our Army. The long range Pinaka with precision guidance, longer range arty with very high rate of fire in short time like 3 rounds in 15 seconds etc is being created to take care of Hatf series missiles. Aim is to target them before they can even be brought to their launch positions.
    IMHO, I do not see any future war with Pakistan even going beyond four days. Even if it result in Nuke war, Pakistan will be fragmented within that time and just in case they destroy every bridge across Indus, IN will move in with a Div size landing force to take care of Independent Balochistan.
     
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  15. Inactive

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    Yes.

    The probability of disruptions in India's area of interest ... IOR .... and India's positioning itself as the net security provider to nations of IOR against any destabilising forces, can not be discounted.

    This continues to remain the sole aim behind India's renewed 'exercising' of it's forces. The necessary instruments of State diplomacy at work - soft power projection backed up by hard power.

    Would this, per chance, have to do with Trump?

    I am sure this remains one of the key areas of focus in coming times.


    If as @vstol jockey has aptly pointed out, if we were to really look at exclusively Pakistan oriented perspective, this points highly towards landing of a division sized force in support of operations against Pakistan especially in light of recent statement of COAS of publicly reaffirming the existence of Cold Start doctrine and it being the foundation for future offensive operations by India.

    Extrapolating it to the CPEC .. the continued anti-India position of China and blatant support for internationally proscribed elements by China aka Hafeez Saeed, the proverbial gloves are off.

    China and it's interests are a fair game, especially if the question of Pakistan's occupation of parts of J&K are to be considered.

    Will there be a limited strike in the said region to 'severe' CPEC as a collateral?

    I would like to read it with the statement of US Force's chief in Afghanistan testifying the need for US to be pragmatic with it's policy over Pakistan, which, according to him, continues to actively work to undermine US interest.

    To add the cherry to the topping, the US plans over Iran, and the slowing of Indian moves over Iran in view of Iran's willingness to engage with Pakistan on it's views over Afghanistan, allows a convergence of Indian interests with US' in the general area of Baluchistan and Iran's Baluchistan-Sistan area.

    I would also like to point out that India continues to 'drag it's feet' over Chabahar by not going all out to develop it.

    A harbinger of things to come in future?
     
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