Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Today we would like to enrich you with some interesting facts about India's Unmanned bomb defusing vehicle "DAKSH" also known as ROV Daksh or Remotely Operated Vehicle Daksh.

Daksh is an electrically powered, fully automated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) designed and developed by the India's Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at the Research and Development Establishment, Pune, India. It is a battery-operated robot on wheels, primarily designed to recover Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Daksh can safely locate, handle and destroy all types of hazardous objects. It can scan cars for explosives using a portable X-ray machine.  It can also neutralise Nuclear Biological Chemical(NBC) weapons and has a Radio frequency shield to jam remote signals for triggering a blast. It also has a shotgun, which can break open locked doors and neutralize any potential human threat.
Daksh will serve Bomb Disposal Units (BDU) of the army, police and paramilitary forces in handling IEDs and other hazardous materials.

Visual working mechanism: 

The ROV is based on a motorised pan-tilt platform. It can be remotely controlled from a range of 500m. The vehicle's manipulator arm can handle hazardous objects of up to 20kg from 2.5m and 9kg from a 4m distance. Using its robotized arm, it can lift a suspect object and scan it using its portable X-Ray device. Daksh can defuse bombs with its water jet disruptor. It can climb stairs and negotiates steep slopes. The solid rubber wheels of Daksh can withstand blast impacts. The vehicle can tow suspected platforms and operate continuously for three hours once fully recharged.


Daksh is equipped with multiple head-mounted cameras, IED handling equipment, nuclear biological chemical (NBC) reconnaissance systems, a master control station (MCS) and a shotgun. The ROV Daksh and MCS are transported by a specially designed carrier vehicle.

Radiation measurments:

Daksh is equipped with a Radiation Measurement and Automatic Control(RADMAC) unit and Portable Gas Chromatograph (PGC) to monitor the contamination level in Nuclear Biological Chemical, or NBC, affected surroundings.
  • RADMAC can detect X and Gamma rays from 60keV to 2MeV and is equipped with multiple detectors for gamma dose and gamma flash. The dedicated sensor element can detect radiation leaks.
  • PGC detects the presence of gas and the concentration levels. It displays the results in numeric as well as graphical format.


Daksh can be remotely controlled by a single operator using the Master Control Station (MCS). The control station has a user friendly interface and advanced controls for managing the multiple operations of Daksh. The wheeled, trolley-based independently-powered system delivers high mobility in the field. The onboard modern communication systems allow command and control as well as image transmission between Daksh and MCS. Membrane keypad, touch-screen and joysticks, etc., constitute the MCS.

Daksh carrier vehicle:

The carrier vehicle is specially designed to carry Daksh, MCS, bomb disposal stores and crew for hazardous disposal operations.
A separate compartment is provided for equipment storage and space is available for bomb disposal stores. A six-bay lockable rifle rack accommodates weapons of the crew. Either side of the vehicle is provided with rifle port holes for self defense. The vehicle is also equipped with a refrigerator, foldable ramp, 1KVA generator, battery charger, global positioning system (GPS) and rear view display system.

In 2010, the Indian Army placed a limited-series-production order for 20 Daksh vehicles after extensive trials, testing and acceptance. The first batch of five ROV Daksh was delivered to the Indian Army in December 2011.
Daksh has proved to be a life saver in many dangerous operations. Hats of to DRDO scientists.

God bless India.


The India Airforce is going on an upgrade sprint of its non combat aircraft inventory. A better air transport fleet gives a tremendous impetutous to the mobilisation pwer to a countrys forces. Lets see some of the plans of  IAF to build up a robust fleet of haulers.

C-130 J:
The Indian Airforce ordered six C-130J-s, with an option to purchase six more in 2008. These are mainly to be used as insertion platforms for The Indian Special Forces.The option for six more aircraft was exercised in 2011. The IAF has six C-130Js in service as of January 2012. It has a payload of 19,958 kg and a range of 2,835 nmi (3,262 mi, 5,250 km).

C-17 Globemaster:

Indian Airforce has placed orders for 10 C-17 Globemaster III strategic air-lifters with an option of 6 additional aircraft.
C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. It can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions.
The aircraft requires a crew of three (pilot, copilot, and loadmaster) for cargo operations. Cargo is loaded through a large aft ramp that accommodates rolling stock, such as a 60 ton Arjun MBT .With a payload of 160,000 lb (72,600 kg)(( which is about 22,000 kg for than IL-76)) and an initial cruise altitude of 28,000 ft (8,500 m), the C-17 has an unrefueled range of about 2,800 nautical miles (5,200 km).The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). In addition, the C-17 can operate from unpaved, unimproved runways (although with greater chance of damage to the aircraft).[41] The thrust reversers can be used to back the aircraft and reverse direction on narrow taxiways using a three- (or more) point turn.
India finalized an order for 10 C-17s in June 2011.Delivery of first C-17 is scheduled for June 2013 and rest of the nine on order will be delivered in 2014. The Indian Air Force plans to base its C-17s at Hindon Air Force Station after deliveries in 2013–14.The aircraft is to provide strategic airlift of special forces in the event of national emergencies or terrorism.

Mi-17V5 helicopters:

Mi-17V5, designed for cargo lift of about five tonnes or 36 personnel, has an advanced multi-function cockpit display and upgraded twin engines that produce 2,200 horse power each, providing it the capacity to be started after switching off even in areas of altitude over 6,000 metres or 21,000 feet.
These helicopters are meant to replace the aging Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters of the IAF, about 200 of which are in service.
The first 21 of the helicopters have been delivered to the IAF beginning September last year.
The aircraft will be operated by the IAF to aid movement of Indian Army troops and for Special Forces deployment, logistics, search and rescue operations and for casualty evacuation.

AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters( VVIP):

The Indian selection was made after assessing the AW101 and the Sikorsky S-92 in field trials in 2008. One particular requirement of the Indian customer is that the helicopter must have a high tail boom to allow most ground vehicles to come close to the helicopter's rear exit for reduced threat exposure. 12 of are to be operated by the Indian Air Force to transport VVIPs.

IAI Harop:

The IAI Harop is an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) developed by the MBT division of Israel Aerospace Industries. Rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This hunter-killer is designed to loiter the battlefield and attack targets by self-destructing into them. IAI developed the Harop for suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) missions.

The Harop is controlled in flight by a remote operator. The Harop features two guidance modes: it can either home in on radio emissions by itself with its anti-radar homing system, or the operator can select static or moving targets detected by the aircraft's electro-optical sensor. This latter mode allows the Harop to attack radars that are presently shut down and therefore not providing emissions for the aircraft to automatically home in on.
Crew: None
Length: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
Range: 1000 km ( miles)
Endurance: 6 hours  0 min
23 kg (51 lb) warhead

                                                                                                                                                             UAC/HAL Il-214:

The UAC/HAL Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) is a medium-lift military transport aircraft which is being constructed as a joint venture of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) of India.The aircraft is expected to be powered by Russian-made Aviadvigatel PD-14 turbofan engines attached to top-mounted wings,[7] and will have a T-shaped tail. The cabin size would be similar to the Ilyushin Il-76, but will be half the length, supporting a maximum payload of 20 tonnes (44,000 lb) of military or civilian cargo. Range is expected to be 2,500 kilometres. Indian Airforce will use about 45 such aircrafts.

Pilatus PC-7 is selected for a tender to equip the IAF with 75 basic trainers which is going to fast track the pilot trainig programs of IAF.

Also the IAF is planning to procure 15 heavy lift helicopters for which the CH-47 Chinook and Mi-26 are being considered.

Monday, 17 September 2012


Hello folks,
In this post we want to share some information about the F-INSAS program of the Indian military.

F-INSAS or Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System is a multi-crore rupees program to turn India's infantrymen into fully-networked, digitized, self-contained 21st century warriors. It aims to put the Indian Army at the forefront of soldier technology. This program has been taken up by the Indian government to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. It includes a fully networked all-terrain, all-weather personal-equipment platform, enhanced firepower and mobility for the digitalised battlefield of the future. A major effort in this program is to reduced the weight carried by soldiers by at least 50%. This program is expected to roll out in stages between 2012 and 2020.

The Indian military quotes that "the next war will be won by the side that is adept at high technology with all-weather fighting capability". Hence this program was brought into effect in 2007.

The Indian Government is looking to bring cutting-edge 21st century technology to its million-strong armed forces serving at extreme locations. The Indian Ministry of Defense has been supporting around 600 modernisation initiatives for the Indian Army. Current large-scale modernisation plans include the Tactical Communications Systems program to build a digital network connecting regiments and battalions to army headquarters, as well as the battle management system project to integrate the communications of the country's army, navy and air force.





The F-INSAS program is calling for a ceramic Armour solution. Indian government is seeking a tactical vest that will protect the legs, groin, neck and collar from ballistic projectiles. The exact level of protection required has not been specified but, following Indian requirements till date, the vest will likely protect the soldier from a 0.44 magnum round or a 9mm bullet. Armouring will also consist of bullet-proof armoured waistcoat designed to stop a round and shrapnel, ceramic armour plates covering the front, back and groin and an armoured helmet capable of stopping a 9mm round at close range. The ballistic material used for the vest would not only protect the soldier from bullets and shrapnel, but also disperse the impact of a gunshot or blast.



Under this program, the helmet((meant to protect the head or the headquarters of a human body)) is a mixture of many world-class technologies. It will be equipped with helmet mounted flash light, thermal sensors & night vision device, digital Compass, video cameras, computer and nuclear, chemical and biological sensors, with audio headsets. A visor is also intended to be integrated and to act as a heads-up display monitor equivalent to two 17-inch computer monitors. This state-of-the-art helmet will be able to stop a 9mm bullet at close range.



According to F-INSAS a jawan will be well equipped. The soldier will have a Palmtop GPS navigation device to be able to communicate with other soldiers and locate or generate maps to find location, and will be aware of the battlefield. The palmtop will inform soldiers where other friendlies are in relation to them. It will also enable them to transfer messages. Thermal imaging, sensors and night vision equipment, currently used by artillery weapon systems and main battle tanks, will be customized and made portable for soldiers to carry in the battle ground. Defense advanced GPS receivers, infrared sensors, thermal sensors, electromagnetic sensors and radio frequency sensors will compliment the overall accessory kit.


F-INSAS has a really remarkable clothing plan. Under this, the personal clothing will be lightweight with a bullet-proof jacket and would be waterproofed yet breathable. The new combat attire will enable the troops to carry extra load and resist impact of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare. It will also consist of solar chargers ((for charging palmtop and other attached electronic equipment)), an external oxygen supply and respirator providing protection against gas and smoke, flame retardant carbonized viscose undergarments, fire proof knee and elbow pads and armour equipments mentioned above. The new uniform will have vests with sensors to monitor the soldier's health parameters and provide quick medical relief.


The first step in weaponising the Indian military in the F-INSAS project is the development or procurement of a new standard-issue armament to replace the ageing and highly reliable INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifle...To replace the INSAS, the Indian Army wants to develop a new modular, multi-caliber suite of weapons. In F-INSAS, the primary weapons sub-system is built around a multi-caliber individual weapon system with the fourth caliber attached to a grenade launcher. These include a 5.56 mm, a 7.62 mm and a new 6.8 mm under development for the first time in India. India will be introducing a Under Barrel Grenade Launcher or a UBGL for the first time through the F-INSAS program. It will be capable of launching air bursting grenades. The sub-system includes a thermal weapon sight and laser range finder to provide the soldier with range and direction information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) location information will allow the soldier to call for indirect fire accurately.
There are two types of next generation infantry rifle under development in India in cooperation with Israel. Our sources report that the Indian MoD has recently issued a global tender for the acquisition of new assault rifles and CQB (Close Quarters Battle) carbines.
The weapon had not been finalised yet so the image is not available. But a prototype drawing by DRDO has been published. Its here:

For the procurement of open-caliber carbines night-vision devices, laser designators and detachable under-barrel grenade launchers, etc., valued at around rupees 44 billion, deals have been initiated with global manufacturers. 

With the intent to maintain exclusive autonomy and self-dependability, indigenous
development of the program is being emphasized. Most of the equipment is being
Indigenous developed by Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) 
independently, as the prime developer and the system integrator, as well as with private 
partnership. The design and development of air bursting grenade for individual weapon and the design and development of a multi-Caliber individual weapon system is being fully undertaken by DRDO.

The F-INSAS officials states that the new system will be supplied to eight to ten infantry battalions (up to 10,000 soldiers) by 2015, with all 325 battalions fully upgraded by 2020.

Enemies BEWARE..!!!
God bless India.


19th November 1962 was a day of shame for India and its people. Broadcasting to the nation that day, then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru lamented that in this hour of peril, our heart goes to the people of Assam!
As Jawaharlal Nehru spoke to the nation, the civil administration in Tezpur had begun to burn documents and currency in the government treasury, prison doors were thrown open, and everyone made a beeline to get across the Brahmaputra by whatever means.
The stage was being set for surrendering all territory north of the Brahmaputra to the Chinese.

Now, what are main reasons for such a horrific defeat of the Indians at the hands of younger Chinese. Here are some few points:

Just a year before that, in 1961, the then defence minister V K Krishna Menon had a scrap in public with the highly esteemed army chief, who resigned and then took back his resignation on the prime minister's advice.

The prime minister then went on to humiliate the general in Parliament. As a consequence, the morale of the army was badly affected.As someone who has studied that conflict, including the famed Henderson Brooks Report, one can say without any contradiction that 'loss of morale' was the single biggest cause of our debacle in 1962.

It is incredible that exactly after half a century we have a similar confrontation between the army chief and the defence ministry bureaucracy.Our army's modernisation is stuck in red tape of the deepest hue.

Import of the critical lightweight howitzer, so important to provide artillery support to infantry in the mountains, is stuck in the courts/CBI clearances and what not.

Anyone familiar with the armed forces remembers the phrase often used by superiors while giving orders, 'I do not care whether you beg, borrow or steal! I want this done!'

It is time to remind the defence minister that the country expects him to deliver security and efficiency.
t appears that China is carefully choreographing incidents with India. First, there were several instances of Chinese troops crossing the border, marking their presence. We have dismissed these as 'minor' incidents.
India would be making a grave error of judgment if it considers these incidents as non serious. There seems to be a design behind these orchestrated events, especially the forays by the PLA.

Then there was the verbal spat and exchange of notes over the Indian foray into oil exploration in Vietnam waters. The new year saw ill-treatment of an Indian diplomat. Earlier, there were cases of Indian diamond merchants being imprisoned in China. All these could well be dismissed as minor incidents that involve local officials.

One of the horror stories of the 1962 conflict with China was the way India made a frenzied effort to arm the soldiers with modern weapons. The insistence on 'indigenous' production of arms and inability of the local R&D/factories starved Indian soldiers of tools of war.
New rifles (the 7.62 SLR) were airdropped at Dirang Zong, of course without ammunition! As if the soldiers are robots who can instantly master new weapons and begin using it!
Beginning in 1956, the CIA used Indian territory to recruit Tibetan guerrillas to fight Chinese troops, with a base in Kalimpong, India. The Indian public was outraged when it learned in 1958 that China had built a road between Xinjiang and Tibet through Indian territory in Aksai Chin (historically a part of Indian state of Ladakh).

 Nehru declined a US offer to India to take the permanent seat on the UNSC in 1953 & suggested that it be given to China. Situation could be different if Nehru accepted that proposal. India would got Veto power 59 years back which would be helpful in many ways.

Nehru called for a UN ceasefire at a time the Indian troops were going to win back J&K in 1948. Few more days and whole Kashmir (Including PoK and Gilgit Baltistan) would be part of India.

Years later, his India-Chini-bhai-bhai, was put to the sword by the same Chinese, who back-stabbed him and invaded and occupied a portion of Kashmir in 1962. It is said that 1962 Chinese invasion, was a brutal shock to Nehru, that he died of Heart Attack in May 1964.Again the foreign policy of Nehru failed. He could have taken American help to repulse China but he didn't.

Now is Indian military ready  actually respond to a threat from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army? The government on its part has only concentrated on reactivation of the Advanced Landing Grounds in the northeastern region that would enable the use of air power against a Chinese military threat.But on the ground literally, road connectivity and telecommunication links along the Line of Actual Control to ensure swift mobility of troops, artillery and other equipment to the border areas to engage any manifestation of threat are not ready.It has been reported that only 12 out of the 73 roads earmarked for construction along the border with China are totally ready.

The Indian Army calls the black-topped road Charlie 1, which is to be the primary road of Indian side in case of an war.. But after a five-hour drive from Leh when it skirts the breathtakingly beautiful 134 kilometres-long Pangong Tso lake, Charlie 1 ceases to be a road. It twists and dissolves into a dust trail as soon as it crosses the lake that is split down the centre between India and China. The gravel track races eastwards for a back-breaking 20 km until it meets the Line of Actual Control with China. Here, the difference across the border is stark: concrete all-weather roads which can be used to rush troops and equipment. The lack of infrastructure is evident in the military posture on either side. While the Indian Army actively mans the borders, the Chinese Army is deployed several kilometres away from it.

The two countries have maintained tranquil borders since 1993 as they discuss the contentious 3,350-km boundary dispute. If the PLA were to mount a repeat of the 1962 war, it would be in the vulnerable Demchok sector, 300 km from Leh. An army officer runs his finger over this sector south of Leh. "Chinese armoured and infantry columns can drive up to Leh in a day," he says. The situation is no different in Tawang, a border town in Arunachal Pradesh that China claims. Morale is high, but lack of infrastructure is a dampener. "We won't allow a repeat of 1962, but we need good roads. Look at China's development across the border," says a jawan posted at Yangtze, 53 km from Tawang. The PLA has built a two- lane highway for its military to drive up to the border. Long stretches of Tawang's sole link to India, a 320-km road from Chariduar town in Assam, remain a muddy track.

Recently the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) deliberated over a shocking presentation. An internal study by the Indian Army found critical shortages of Rs. 60,000 crore worth of ammunition, missiles and equipment. This is roughly 10 per cent of the army's total inventory of Rs. 9 lakh crore worth of equipment. "Forget modernisation or transformation, we are extremely low on our existing inventories and war wastage reserves," says a senior army officer. Years of accumulated neglect have hollowed out the core of the world's second largest army and rendered it unfit for war. Another senior officer mentions existing deficiencies of "between 20 and 30 per cent" in the three strike corps, the army's principal offensive formations. This means the army effectively has only two strike corps. It explains why former army chief General Deepak Kapoor told the CCS after the 26/11 Mumbai attack that the army "was not ready for war".
The last war the army fought, evicting intruders from the Kargil heights in 1999, was on its own soil. Eleven years on, the wars the army is now preparing to fight are gigantic. It envisages a simultaneous "two-and-a-half-front war": against Pakistan and China as well as an internal insurgency. It has a shopping list of $50 billion (Rs. 2.2 lakh crore) to meet these threats. However, the procedures for buying arms are so cumbersome that a classified army study says the force will be fully ready only a decade hence, by 2022.The army has bought less than half the equipment it planned to acquire during the 11th Five-Year Plan period running from 2007 to 2012. Weapons not bought include artillery worth Rs. 20,000 crore, and air defence missiles worth Rs. 10,000 crore. These have left gaping holes in its preparedness. Hence, a projected surge in its combat ratio to 1:1.5-or a one-and-a-half times superiority in troops and equipment over the Pakistan Army-by 2012 has not materialised. Despite the Indian Army's Rs. 83,000 crore spend accounting for over half the total defence budget, the fighting machine is bloated. The 1.1 million-strong force will add 30,000 soldiers to counter the China threat by 2015, its largest expansion in three decades.
The force carries a colonial legacy of over 50,000 drivers and sahayaks (orderlies). Yet, there are shortages where it matters. The army has 35,000 officers and is wrestling with a crippling shortage of between 22 and 24 per cent. Its 400-odd infantry battalions, each with 800 soldiers, currently function with less than half the sanctioned strength of 40 officers. It needs 12,000 young captains and majors to run this army efficiently.

At this moment we think that its finally time for Indian policy makers to wake up and preserve the honour of the country which is at stake.
Jai Hind!
God bless India!



The Indian Air Force will induct 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft under a deal worth over Rs 1,500 crore with BAE Systems for its aerobatic team Surya Kiran.

BAE Systems has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for a potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft. The aircraft, to be built by HAL in Bangalore, will fulfill the Indian Air Force’s requirement for its prestigious aerobatic team.

The HAL license produces British-origin aircraft for the IAF at its facilities in Bangalore. With this order, the number of Hawks on order by the IAF would be 143.

India had first signed a deal for 66 Hawks in 2004 and then about two years back, placed an order for 57 more of which 17 would be used by the Navy for its training purposes. India's tremendous determination and opportunity had build on the success of Hawk in India. HAL is looking forward to give the Indian Air Force's display team a fantastic aircraft.

The procurement for these 20 additional Hawks for the Surya Kiran team was cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister A K Antony last year in November.

The cost of the Hawk project, which is likely to be completed in next four to five years, is expected to be more than Rs 20,000 crore.

The Indian skies will shine with glory when these birds will display the pure Indian skills and bravery. And our enemies will continue to shake with fear.

God bless India.


The Indian Army’s operational capability along the China border will be getting a major boost as two tank brigades are soon to be deployed in that region. According to our sources, Defense Ministry has cleared the plan to raise six new armored regiments that will be equipped with roughly 350 tanks. In addition, three mechanised infantry battalions will be raised with 180 BMP-II infantry combat vehicles. Below is a pic of the BMP-II mean machine.
Indian Army’s Ladakh-based 14 Corps are to be allocated an armoured brigade to safeguard the region nearing Tibet at Chushul in Ladakh. The second armoured brigade will be located in the Siliguri corridor in Bengal which can safeguard the region in Sikkim.

The IAF has also beefed up its operational capability in the north-east with Sukhoi-30MKI fighters flying from new IAF air bases in Tezpur and Chhabua.

 India is also raising a mountain strike corps in the northeast which will consist of two mountain divisions with about 40,000 soldiers. With the armoured brigade coming up, the strike corps will also get a major boost in their capability to monitor the security in that region and be equipped to counter attack.
According to Defense experts, the upcoming tank brigades may have to be complimented by the HAL LCH or modified MI-17 attack helicopters as well. It is felt that the Indian Army and IAF must also have attack helicopters like Mi-28 or Apaches in this region since they will go a long way in countering the enemy’s armoured attacks.
Lately, India has been concentrating on its border regions and cautiously building up more capability along volatile regions. The current decision to deploy tanks along the border region is not a new development. While deployment of armoured brigade in the north-east is new, tanks have been deployed in Ladakh area for some long time now. India had 10 Mountain divisions and is now adding a few more, according to Defense experts.
With its operational capabilities waning, the Indian Army has been pressurizing the Defense ministry to undertake measures to speed-up delayed material procurements and revive the stalled infrastructure projects along the border regions.
The need to beef up operational preparedness across the Sino-Indian border has been imperative due to China’s massive build-up of infrastructure along the border. Defence experts have pointed out that China has armoured and motorised formations in both their military regions across the Line of Actual Control.
As for the Defense ministry,
It has set up three committees headed to hasten material acquisitions and the building of roads, rail links and airfields along the 4,057-kilometer-long border with China in the northern and eastern India. Defense ministry officials said the empowered committees would hasten the delayed import of howitzers for two newly raised army divisions of around 40,000 personnel for eventual deployment along the Chinese border in north-east India.

If China messes with us, we will be prepared. 1962 Indo-China war wont be repeated ((well in 1962 China had 80,000 troops and India had only 12,000 troops. so we were at enormously huge disadvantage. Also the war command was in the hands of a foolish, in-experienced jerk politician. We wont like to mention his name)). But now...China will have to pay heavily even if they come near Arunachal or think of strolling along the Indo-Tibetian border.

God bless India.

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Is India capable in defending itself by its today’s combat readiness? 
The answer is both NO and a YES.
YES, if it is expected that next Indian War will be fought with Pakistan only along the POK and the Indian desert conversationally. But with the growing military relations of China and Pakistan and the rising dominance of China in South East Asia definitely says that whether Indian goes in war with either China or Pakistan, it is highly expected that India will have to fight a two front war both in North western and North eastern parts of the country with joint the forces of China and Pakistan.
Now this situation requires a lot of attention from the policy makers of the India. As it is pretty much clear form the past that, not expecting an attack from China just on the basis of moral righteousness is a lame thought.
But it seems that readiness both in terms of Politcal and military terms, is very much discouraging.
On December 14, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Parliament that his government does not share the view that China plans to attack India.
Exactly half a century ago, another Indian prime minister stuck to a similar view, until November 21, 1962. Broadcasting to the nation that day, Nehru lamented that in this hour of peril, our heart goes to the people of Assam! As Jawaharlal Nehru spoke to the nation, the civil administration in Tezpur had begun to burn documents and currency in the government treasury, prison doors were thrown open, and everyone made a beeline to get across the Brahmaputra by whatever means. The stage was being set for surrendering all territory north of the Brahmaputra to the Chinese.1962.
What this has done is that the pivotal position of the Prime Minister's Office and its job of co-ordination and enforcement of the will of the government on the State machinery are severely compromised. In case of vital decisions on security issues, this can lead to disasters.
So it is very much required now to bring in great reforms both in political and strategic scenario to make India fight a two front war effectively.
Some reforms in terms of political lines should be made to strengthen Security of the country.
  • Political will is required by the policy makers to allow Indian Special forces to conduct Covert Operations in POK against the ISI and Anti Indian elements operated terrorist training camps.
  • The finance ministry should fast track its generally lengthy procedure of sanctioning money to the defence ministry.
  • Strong measures should be taken fearlessly against any elements that endanger the national security of the country actively or passively.
  • The politicians should give a good moral support to the defense forces, and not humiliate it at any cost.

Some reforms required in the Defence forces:

  1.          The acquisitions of hardware should be fast paced, and talented officers should be posted in this department. Directors should be inducted who have long tenures.
  2.           The Arjun tank program is not equivalent to the Pakistani counterpart Al Khalid even. But of course we have learnt a lot from it. A new MBT program called Arjun x should be initiated keeping in mind network centric warfare, EW, western counterpart comparable fire control, high variety of ammunitions, superior air defense(involving IR), better composite armors, low maintenance requirements (plug-in-know fault systems integrated) and add on Command and control systems (abling to tag targets to individual tanks in a strike formation) in addition to the alrdy acquired qualities in Arjun Mk 1 and Mk 2 variant..
  3.            The Special Forces (PARACOMMANDOs)
·         Should be provided extra light high performance body armour, helmets and dust goggles.
·         Miniature communication systems integrated with multi channel option should be provided to every operator.
·         They should also be well trained in air strike capabilities and should be provided laser designators.
·         A Special Forces sniper school should be established to train sharp shooters.
·         Ratio of officers in Special Forces should be increased and pay allowances should be higher.
·         More mission critical equipments should be inducted like Short barrel grenade launcher, an advanced smg with high rate of fire, stopping power, mobility and low weight, different varieties of grenades,  various optic s like high range binoculars thermal sights (for both weapon and stand alone)are to be inducted.
·         Each operator should be equipped with a night vision goggles either integrated with weapon or stand alone.
·         Variety in weapons of each squad should be maintained including rifles, carbines, SAWs snipers, anti tank weapons, grenade launchers and explosives.
·         New options for Standard weapons for desert and tundra conditions should be considered. (H416, FN-scar for desert, AK 94, G36 for tundra)
CQC weapons like Super kriss V, MP7 and P90 s should be considered for 1st PARA.
Rebreathers should also be used. Small drones should be provide for a longer range of field view.


1st PARA: It should function like the delta force, and it should be specialized in anti-hijacking, hostage crises and rescue missions along with sea diving skills.
2nd PARA: A dedicated reconnaissance force with operators trained in language,intelligence gathering and Air controlling tactics.
3rd PARA: specialized in desert warfare and recon.
4th PARA specialized in desert warfare and air raids
5th PARA: specialized in desert warfare and specialized in raids and sabotage.
6th PARA: specialized in air borne ops.
7th PARA: specialized in air borne ops.
9th PARA: specialized in mountain warfare and counter insurgency.
10th PARA: specialized in desert warfare and long range recons.
21st PARA: specialized in jungle warfare
11th PARA: specialized in jungle warfare and counter insurgency ops.
12th PARA: specialized in mountain warfare and recon.
14th PARA: specialized in mountain warfare and sabotage.
15th PARA: specialized in amphibious assault.

  1. More advanced helicopters of different classes should be adopted for high altitude mobilization like M17V5, CH 23 Chinook etc.
  2.  More ALG (advanced landing grounds) should be made along the indo china border to facilitate fast mobilizations.
  3. Army air defense inventory should be upgraded extensively by integrating AD systems like S 400 and spyder, along with short range weapons like javelin and Stark. (Care should be taken to include both radar guided and infrared technology, as infrared is going to be the dominating AD system of the future skies.
  4. All the important proposed roads along the indo china border should be constructed immediately.
  5. A light weight tank of weight of about 25 ton category, with missile firing capability and multipurpose gun should be inducted into army to fight in the indo china border.
  6.   A modern flexible ICV based on the lines of US Stryker should be made.
  7. The LCH should be provided with deadlier weapon and targeting systems.
  8. About 70 Apache AH64 longbow helicopters should be inducted
  9.  About 100 MLBRS (multiple launches…) GPS guided systems are to be inducted.
  10.  A long range, light weight  high power .50 cal sniper is required with flexible sub systems to be provide at key posts.
  11. The induction of 2000 155mm light weight howitzers should be fast tracked.
  12. All the artillery systems should be GPS supplemented and connected by a network to increase its lethality. Special heavy lift helicopters should be inducted to place the 155mm howitzers at the high terrains in inaccessible war zone..
  13. Soldiers at the high altitudes should be given special clothing including gloves goggles and shoes.
  14.  The INSAS Rifle should be replaced by a collapsible butt type, pica tinny rail compatible light weight weapon (3 kg loaded).  The bunkers should strengthened and mordernized.
  15. MREs (Meal Ready to Eat) should be made available to soldiers at a greater extent.

1.       As India has already developed nuclear powered submarines, such technology should also be integrated to develop nuclear powered Aircraft Carriers, which will tremendously boost Indian Navies capability.
2.       Small nuclear powered submarines with the ability to operate in the shallow waters to conduct covert operations should be constructed in small numbers.
3.       More amphibious ships are to be inducted to increase our Navies capability.
4.       India needs at least three active aircraft carriers to prevail its dominance.
5.       Number  and variety of helicopters operating  should be increased
6.       At least 5 Acula class and 8 Arihant class submarines are required.

1.       Higher numbers of precision weapons, laser, GPS guided munitions should be used by IAF.
2.       Should have greater coordination with the ARMY, in terms of target identification and designation.
3.       IAF Garuds should be also used in offensive roles along with the Para commandos as aircontrollers and assaulters instead of using it only as a defensive force.
4.       Modern recon UAVs along with real time data sharing systems are to be acquired.
5.       A Special Aviation regiment comprising the best helicopter pilots in the IAF should be organized to cater the needs of the Special Forces mission requirements.
6.       A central observing Air defense network should be in place to monitor any unprecedented incursion into Indian Airspace.
7.       Interception capabilities are to be further developed by drills and war exercises with friendlies.
8.       Maintenance crews should be better trained and should be given revised and refined instruction manuals and computer controlled fault finders.
9.       A new Drone squadron should be based with association to RAW’s ARC.


Finally we present you some of the top secret Inter-US email cables circulated among top US authorities prior to the F-16 deal made by USA with Pakistan. The following information were leaked by the King of whistle blowers "Wikileaks". Check out each one carefully and notice the kind of decisions taken by US and on what basis.

HERE WE GO...!!!


1) USA made the deal due to this kind of reasons.

Pakistan is the most important front-line state in our battle against extremists who threaten the U.S. and our allies. In post's view, preserving the F-16 program, which is the flagship symbol of post 9/11 bilateral re-engagement, is critical to our goals of enabling Pakistan to combat militants so U.S. troops will not have to, protect essential fuel/cargo shipments in support of our troops in Afghanistan, and buying time to deter escalation of any possible Indo-Pak conflict.

3) This point shows concern of USA about technology transfer to China by Pakistan.

What is broadly referred to as the "F-16 case" is really three individual cases:
(1) a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program purchase of 18 new aircraft, to be paid for entirely with Pakistani funds.
(2) Renovation (Mid-Life Upgrade) on 35 of Pakistan's fleet of 46 older F-16s, which include aircraft acquired through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program, to be paid partially with FMF funding; and.
(3) a $641 million munitions case, to be purchased using Pakistani national funds. The Pakistanis also will have to pay $80 million to install the upgrade kits in Turkey and more than $125 million to build and secure a separate F-16 base because of USG concerns about potential technology transfer to China.

4) Few main reasons of the deal.

Our goal is to enable Pakistan to fight the militants using Pakistani safe havens so that we will not have to deploy U.S. troops to do the job. Post agrees that F-16s are not the ideal tool for targeting militants and we are working to enhance Pakistan's combat helicopter fleet/capabilities. In the meantime, however, there are few other options. Pakistan already is using its F-16s in counter-insurgency (COIN) operations in the tribal areas, but its inability to executive precision targeting or fly at night creates counter-productive civilian casualties and minimizes operations. The new/MLU aircraft and their munitions packages (with JDAMs and GBUs) will improve Pakistan's precision strike and night vision capability. Through the Torkham BCC/Joint Coordination Center, we are enhancing Pakistan's ability to collect intelligence in support of ground and air combat operations in FATA. But Pakistan still needs an adequate number of new/MLU F-16s to better execute many of these operations.


While we understand New Delhi's opposition to the program, the reality is that this program will not degrade India's overwhelming air superiority over Pakistan(this was notified by a top US delegation to South-Asia). Reducing the munitions package will not significantly affect either costs or regional stability. We have and will deny arms sales that we believe would upset the regional balance of power, as we have with the recent GOP request to buy the Coastal Targeting Suppression System, which enables Harpoon missiles to be fired at land or near-land targets using GPS technology.

If our goal is to press the Army to change strategy and redeploy forces from the Indian border, punishing the Air Force by canceling this sale will not help us. It will emphasize that we favor maintaining Indian superiority at Pakistan's expense and feed anti-Americanism throughout the military.

To overcome overwhelming Indian military superiority, Pakistan developed both its nuclear/missile program and its air power. F-16 aircraft, armed with AMRAAMS, essentially buy time to delay Pakistan considering the nuclear option in a conflict with India. Given India's overwhelming military superiority, this would only be a few days, but these days would allow critical time to mediate and prevent nuclear conflict.
 USA was thinking of providing AMRAAM to delay Pakistan in taking any nuclear measure. HOW PATHETIC and LAME..!!

India enjoys an almost 2-1 advantage (736 to 370) over Pakistan in advanced multipurpose fighters. Pakistan's shortfalls in training and tactics multiply India's edge. Pakistan also plans to buy/jointly produce 150 inferior JF-17 fighters from China, but it is unclear how they will pay for them. Meanwhile, India plans to acquire 126 multi-purpose fighters (F-18 or equivalent) that will give the GOI significant new technologies and further expand its air superiority over Pakistan.

The above leaked cables clearly shows the air and ground inferiority of Pakistan compared to India. It also mentions the hidden truths related to the controversial F-16 deal made by USA with Pakistan.

PS: This post contains some coded words like in cable 4 it says that "post agrees". We don't know what that means and it is better to be kept secret. Also we do not do code breaking and cipher stuff(because we don't want CIA swarming our asses) so please forgive us if are facing any difficulties.

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