Goverment Cut 40% fuel supply may hit Army’s mobility

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Our Government does not seems to be on Our Side : FOL supply cut may hit Army’s mobility - The New Indian Express
     
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    If UPA-3 is to win next election money needs to be injected and guess where the money will be diverted from? as usual defence services will be the first one to suffer
     
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    not very good idea to release those vehicle figures :tsk:
     
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    By the text of the release, it appears that Those vehicle figures represent only those vehicles that depend on FOL for supplies. It is well known that the IA holds as many as 70,000 stallions alone, whereas here the figure for all the trucks is 10,000, when even the TATRA trucks are around 7,000.
     
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    @DivineHeretic at least now i can have dream of providing every truck, jeep or BMP with common remote weapon station.
     
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    You want to install 70,000+30,000+4200+1900=106,100 RCWS? Sure...line them up on China Border.

    Assuming a firing rate of 600rpm and accuracy 1%, in a minute we will have killed/wounded/disabled 62,000 PLA troops.
    Its just a comical take btw. But does give you an idea of a wall of lead the PLA will have to come up against, if IA have proper MGs, and by MGs I mean RCWS, the Minigun and the 12.7mm/.50cal HMGs in adequate nos. They are a different force multipliers for ground fighting forces, especially if CAS is very difficult to execute
     
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    India should start production of biodiesel so as to reduce cost since we are buying more naval ships and military vehicles for our Armed forces in the coming future. What would happen if our jawans guarding our borders don't get basic supplies due to shortage in fuel supply? As an Indian we should be ashamed to call ourselves superpower. :doh:
     
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    idea is to have common remote control weapon station, with the weapon used by regular soldiers, nothing special, like INSAS LMG with drum magazine, Grenade launcher etc. Wont cost that much if you have to make it in numbers. Plus it will serve as additional two things, first it will give additional tools for recon and watch activity remotely, second it can be used by drive to drive at night.
     
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    Are there enough biodiesel sources for Indian military?

    Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel
     
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    Considering that 37 crores has been cut from 1775, that will be around 2% cut. Assuming that we replace 10% of the vehicles every year and again assuming that the replaced vehicle fuel efficiency goes up by around 20% compared to the old one, that gets us in a position to manage the cut without cutting the activities. Also, the market prices have been pretty eased out compared to the last year i guess. All of these are assumptions only. If anyone has actual figures, that would be helpful to analyse.
     
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    All this only shows that we have yet to get a proper strategic thinking in place for the military forces. Every democratic country has to face issues of civilian and ministirial priorities intruding on defence needs. After all this is not war time. So like russia, USA etc we should have already planned a depot and silos for storing many gallons of fuel that can run the countries armed forces for atleast a few months. This is culture of planning for the future is lacking in all spheres of life in India ..right from building houses to laying roads
     
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    UPA Govt. is diverting all these funds to the so called cash schemes from where it can make good cut & buy votes as well. This money cement shall keep UPA as UPA in 2014 as during UPA-II.

    It is sheer Shame. May lightening strike on them!!
     
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    For one it's been dem-o-crazy who think this or other countries really democracy they just facade. But otherwise, I think culturally we don't like soft stereotype so we stay away from math?

    Above post is good point, I hate that much stuff to think would rather just shoot. But, that's why there's more than one person in the country. :)

    We should make bio-diesel, but food/fuel security should really be a priority for us.

    We are a food exporter, but also the world' hungriest with our most productive state riddled in drugs, and slowly becoming a desert due to centre's politices of controlling sutlej waters which has led to insurgency already and may yet again. It almost seems suicidal..
     

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