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Indian Army News and Discussions

Post by jamwal » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:16 am

News and discussions about Indian Army, Bharatiya Thal Sena.

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Re: Indian Army News and Discussions

Post by ArjunPandit » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:44 pm

This is where it overlaps with brf...

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Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:46 am

So ? Nobody is forcing anyone to post or not to post on any of these.

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Post by ArjunPandit » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm

I thought the initial objective was to have gdf here. Not that I have any issue apart from the fact that it doesn't open in office...

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Post by kvjayan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:44 pm

Highly inspiring:

"Major Gaurav Arya At Pune's Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center | Patriot"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_8z7ntN31I

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Post by jamwal » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:04 am

ArjunPandit wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm
I thought the initial objective was to have gdf here. Not that I have any issue apart from the fact that it doesn't open in office...
Why not think of it as a back up of BRF too ? All eggs in one basket and all that.

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Post by jamwal » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:58 pm

"2 Bullets cannot kill a Commando"
- Captain Jaidev Dangi, Kirti Chakra, Special Forces

On the evening of 19 June 2014, Rashtriya Rifles received intelligence about presence of three terrorists in Buts village of Pulwama district of J&K. A joint operation of RashtriyaRifles and PARA (SF) was launched. Captain Jaidev swung into action and rushed with a small team of seven to seek a contact.
While deploying, Captain Jaidev saw movement of three suspected terrorists 15 meters ahead, who on being challenged opened indiscriminate fire injuring the officer and his buddy grievously. Seeing that his buddy, who had killed a terrorist, was losing blood fast, the officer dragged him to safety. Undeterred by the injuries in the leg and chest and bleeding profusely, Captain Jaidev in an audacious display of raw courage, displaying conspicuous gallantry and bold fighting spirit, closed in on remaining terrorists under heavy fire and shot them at close quarters. The dying terrorist again fired at Captain Dangi, injuring him in the face. Despite his near fatal injuries, the officer refused to be evacuated till the termination of operations. In the operation, Captain Dangi personally neutralised two senior and WANTED terrorist commanders.

Captain Jaidev displayed dauntless courage and extraordinary valour under heavy fire from close quarters in face of certain death.


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Post by jamwal » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:02 am

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... s?from=mdr

Calls at Re 1/minute: Government's 'Diwali gift' for soldiers
The Ministry of Communications on Wednesday announced a "Diwali gift" for the armed and para-military forces, in the form of reduced call rates on Digital Satellite Phone Terminal (DSPT), to ensure that they can speak to their loved ones for "longer durations."
"It's a Diwali gift from the ministry to soldiers. They can now talk to their families for longer durations without worrying about the charges,"Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.
Earlier, soldiers paid a monthly sum of Rs 500 and Rs 5 per minute as call charges on most connections on DSPT.
The government's move drastically reduces call rates, from Rs 5 to Re 1 per minute.
"Starting tomorrow, the monthly charge on DSPT will be completely discarded. For phone calls, instead of Rs 5 per minute, soldiers will now have to pay Re 1 per minute," the minister added.
देश की विभिन्न सेना के जवानों और अधिकारियों द्वारा उपयोग की जाने वाली डीएसपीटी सेवा(Satellite सेवा) पर कोई भी मासिक... https://t.co/e8TVQ3eY8p
— Manoj Sinha (@manojsinhabjp) 1508324423000
Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the move will cost the government Rs 3-4 crore per annum.

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Post by Raja » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:33 am

Guys, I don't know if you have read Rachna Bisht Rawat's books but she writes with a great sense of humour and pride for our armed forces. She is married to a serving Indian Army officer too. A refreshing change from the usual Shobhaa De & Arundhoti Roy type trash most English language authors churn out in India today.

Her books on Amazon:
Shoot, Dive, Fly: Stories of Grit and Adventure from The Indian Army

The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories

1965 Stories From the Second Indo-Pakistan War

Some of her other articles which reminds me of Brigadier Raychowdhury's writings on the BRF & Rum, Bum and Mouthorgan forum:
Down Dzuko valley, with a Naga headhunter

Hey! You're married to the Army now

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Post by Mort Walker » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:13 am

Raja,

Please cross post this in the Books thread. Thanks.

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Post by jamwal » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:38 am

अपनी वीरता के लिए भारत के पहले महावीर चक्र से सम्मानित ब्रिगेडीयर राजिंद्र सिंह को उनकी पुण्यतिथि पर शत शत प्रणाम.

Brigadier Rajindra Singh, Chief Of Military Staff, J&K State Forces, laid down his life while fighting to defend J&K from paki invaders on 26th October, 1947. He was awarded independent India's first Mahavir Chakra posthumously.

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Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:33 pm

https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 6993082368
India's Ministry of Defence signed a contract for 1746 commander's thermal imaging sights for the Indian Army's T-72 MBTs in August 2017.
Bharat Electronics Limited is the supplier.

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Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:48 pm

Integration Philosophy for the Indian Armed Forces https://1drv.ms/w/s!AsPFrDUcGBSKhzfTQB0CbYKjKgb6
Lt Gen A K Singh,Retd
Erstwhile GOC in C Southern Command
And Lt Governor Andaman Nicobar Islands & Puducherry

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Post by jamwal » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:10 pm

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 318602.cms

Army finalises mega Rs 40,000 crore procurement plan to replace ageing weapons

The Army has finalised one of its biggest procurement plans for infantry modernisation under which a large number of light machine guns, battle carbines and assault rifles are being purchased at a cost of nearly Rs 40,000 crore to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons.

The broad process to acquire around 7 lakh rifles, 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) and nearly 44,600 carbines has been finalised and the defence ministry is on the same page with the Army in moving ahead with the procurement, official sources told.

The world's second largest standing Army has been pressing for fast-tracking the procurement of various weapons systems considering the evolving security threats including along India's borders with Pakistan and China.

Apart from kick-starting the procurement process, the government has also sent a message to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to expedite its work on various small arms, particularly on an LMG.

The sources said a fresh RFI (request for information) to procure the LMGs will be issued in the next few days, months after the defence ministry scrapped the tender for the 7.62 calibre guns as there was only one vendor left after a series of field trials. The plan is to initially procure around 10,000 LMGs.

The Army has also finalised the specifications for a new 7.62 mm assault rifle and the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the defence ministry's highest decision making body on procurement, is expected to give the go-ahead for the much- needed procurement soon.

"The General Service Quality Requirements (GSQR) for the new assault rifle has been finalised. The procurement plan will soon be placed before the DAC for approval," said a senior official, who is part of the acquisition process.

In June, the Army had rejected an assault rifle built by the state-run Rifle Factory, Ishapore, after the guns miserably failed the firing tests.

The procurement of assault rifles has witnessed significant delays due to a variety of reasons including the Army's failure to finalise the specifications for it. The Army needs around 7 lakh 7.62x51 mm assault guns to replace its INSAS rifles.

The Army had issued RFI for the rifles in September last year and around 20 firms responded to it. An RFI is a process whose purpose is to collect information about capabilities of various vendors.

In June, the Army had kick-started the initial process to procure around 44,600 carbines, nearly eight months after a tender for it was retracted, also due to single-vendor situation. Around half a dozen firms including a few global arms manufacturers have responded to the RFI.

Army sources said various specifications for the LMGs and battle carbines were tweaked to ensure that the problem of single vendor does not recur.

The combined cost of the LMGs, assault rifles and carbines will be in excess of Rs 40,000 crore, said an official.

On DRDO missing a number of deadlines in finalising the LMG, an official said the defence secretary has called a meeting this week of all stakeholders to discuss the project.

"The infantry modernisation plan is a major initiative of the Army and it will significantly bolster the overall capability of the foot soldiers," said a senior army official.

The issue was extensively discussed at the recently- concluded Army Commanders conference which felt modernisation of the Army must be in tune with the evolving security threat facing the country.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conveyed to the Army during the conference that modernisation of the force was a priority for the government and all its "deficiencies" will be addressed to strengthen its combat capability.

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Post by kvjayan » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:30 am

A short documentary on the surrender by Pakis in Dacca, Dec. 1971 (with the focus on Maj. Gen. Jacob).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmOxCk3Y2EI

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Post by jamwal » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:36 am

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A SFF Commando with P90 Personal Defense Weapon

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Post by gunjur » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:00 am

Hopefully not posted here yet.
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Mostly many of of you may have already read this.

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