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    101 Para ---- 101st paratroopers Indian Army special forces
    123----Indo -US nuclear deal
    6:15---- Univ slang, stands for F. O.(go away in unparliamentary language)

    A2A-----Air to air
    A2G---air to ground
    AAA------Anti-aircraft artillery
    AAD-------Advanced Air Defence
    AAW ------ anti air warfare
    ABM-----Anti-Ballistic missile
    ACM----Air chief Marshal
    AD------Air defence
    ADEWS--- Air Defense Electronic Warfare System
    AESA---Active electronically steered array
    AEW----Airborne early warning
    AEW&C-Airborne early warning and Control
    AFAIK---- As far as I know
    AFB---------Air force base
    Afg/A'stan , A'Stan----Afghanistan
    AI----------Air Interdiction/Artificial intelligence
    AIM ------- Airborne Intercept Missile (U.S. military)
    AIP------Air Independent Propulsion
    AK---------Al-Khalid (pakistani tank)
    ALCM-------------Air Launched Cruise Missile
    ALG---------Advanced landing ground
    AMRAAM---American medium range air to air missile
    AoA-----Angle of Attack
    APC-----Armoured personnel carrier
    APFDS-----Armour piercing Fragmentation discarding Sabot
    APM-----Anti personnel mines
    ATGM----Anti tank guided missile
    ATM-----Anti tank Mines
    AShCM----------Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
    ASTOR-----Airborne stand off Radar
    ASW--------------Anti submarine Warfare
    AWAC--Airborne early warning and command and control
    AWHR-----Advanced Heavy Water Reactor
    AZ---------Al-Zarar (Pakistani tank)
    AfPak------Afghanistan-Pakistan (obama's renowned afpak strategy----fakap strategy)
    Amraamski ----- Russian R 77/AA12 Adder air to air missile
    Atak-----SSK, SSN

    B'desh---- Bangladesh
    Be ------- Beriev (Russian)
    BLA-------Baluchistan Liberation Army
    BM-----Ballistic missile
    BMD-----Ballistic missile defence
    BRIC------Brazil, Russia India China
    BVR----------Beyond visual range

    C3I------Command, Control, Cmmunication and Intelligence
    C4I-----Command control, communication computation and Intelligence
    C4IR ---- Command Control Communication Computers Intelligence And Recognition
    CAC------Chengdu Aircraft corporation
    CANDU---CANada Deuterium Uranium
    CAP-----Combat air patrol
    CAR---------Central Asian Region
    CAS----Close air support
    CATOBAR-----Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery
    CBG-----Carrier battle group
    CBU ---- Cluster Bomb Unit (CF - Cluster ****(to use a cluster bomb)
    C-in-C----------Commander in chief
    C&C/C2----Comand and Control
    CIA----- Central intelligence Agency
    CIJWS------Counter insurgency and Jungle warfare school
    CIWS----Close in weapon system
    CM------Cruise missile
    COAS---chief of army staff
    COIN-------Counter Insurgency
    COMINT----communications intelligence
    CPC ---- Communist Party of China
    CVRDE-------Combat vehicle research and development establishment
    Chopper---Transport helicopters

    DAE-----Department of Atomic Energy
    DARPA ---- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (U.S. Military)
    DDM-----Desi Dorky Media (for its usual shoddy job of journalism not bearing out of facts)
    DF--------Dong Feng(Chinese Ballistic Missile)
    DGMF--------Director general of mechanized forces
    Div. ---- Division
    DPRK-----Democratic Peoples republic of Korea
    DPSA----Deep Penetration strike Aircraft
    DU--------depleted uranium round
    DoD-----Department of defence

    ECCM-----Electronic counter counter Measures
    ECM------Electronic Counter measures
    ELINT------- Electronic Signals Intelligence
    EMP------Electro-magnetic pulse
    ERA------Expolosion reactive armour
    ESSM---Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile
    ETA ---- Estimated Time of Arrival
    EW-------Electronic warfare

    FAB---------Forward air base
    F.A.T.A----Federally Administered Tribal Areas(Pakistan)
    FBW---------Fly by wire
    FBR------Fast Breeder reactor
    FCS------Flight control system/Fire control system
    FedRes---Federal Reserves
    F-INSAS----Future infantry soldier as a system
    FLOTUS ---- First Lady of the United States
    FOB---------Forward operating base
    F.U.B.A.R---F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition

    G8---------Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; in addition, the European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair
    GCI-------Ground control intercept
    GDP --- Gross Domestic Product
    GHQ------general headquarters
    GNP ----- Gross National Product
    GPS-------Global positioning system
    Gen.----- General
    GoI ---- Government of India
    GoP ----- Government of Pakistan
    GSLV ----Geosynchronous satellite Launch Vehicle
    GSQR----General Stall Qualitative Requrements
    Gunship---Attack helicopters

    HC-----Helicopter carriers /High commissioner
    HEAT --- High Explosive Anti-Tank warhead
    Herc------C 130J hercules Tactical transport.
    HMAS ---- Her Majesty's Australian Ship
    HMCS ---- Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
    HMD--------Helmet mounted display
    HOTAS------Hands on throttle and stick
    HSTDV ---- Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle
    HUD--------Head-up display

    IA------Indian army
    IAEA----International atomic energy agency
    IAF----Indian airforce
    IAI----Israeli aircraft industry
    IAS----Indian Administartive Service
    ICBM----Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
    ICS---- Indian Civil Service
    IDP --- Internally Displaced People
    IFS --- Indian Forieng Service/Indian Forest Service
    IFV --- Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    IIRC---- If I remember correctly
    IMF-----International Monetary fund
    imho---- In my humble opinion
    IMO----in my opinion
    IMS--- Indian Medical service
    IN----Indian navy
    Ind/Indo ---- India
    INS--------Inertial navigation system/ Indian naval ship
    INSAS ------ Indian National Small Arms System/ Indian National Standard Army System
    INSAT ---- Indian National Satelite System
    IPC----------Indian penal code
    IPS---- Indian Police Service/ Indian Political service
    IRBM-----Intermediate Range Ballistic missile
    IRIAF---Iranian air force
    IRS ---- Indian revenue service
    ISR-------Information storage and Retrieval
    IRST------Infrared search and track
    ISAF------International security Assistance Force (Nato forces in Afghanistan)
    IsAF---Israeli air force
    ISRO ----- Indian Space research Organization
    ISS----------International space station

    JDAM-----joint direct attack ammunition
    JeM------Jaish -e--Mohemmed
    JHMCS------Joint helmet mounted cueing system
    JSDF----japanese self defence force.
    JSTARS---Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System

    KE------Kinetic energy
    KGB----- Komityet Gosudarstvjennoj Biezopasnosti (Russian Abbreviation for Committee for State Security)
    KIA ---- Killed In Action

    LAC------------Line of actual control
    LACM------------Land attack cruise missile
    LDP-------Laser designation pod
    LEO ---- Low Earth Orbit
    LGB------laser guided bomb
    LLQRM---Low Level Quick Reaction Missile
    LM--------Lockheed-Martin/ Long March(Chinese SLV)
    LOAL ---- Lock-on After Launch
    LOBL ---- Lock-on Before Launch
    LOC------------Line of control
    LOL ----- Laugh out Loud/Loser On-Line
    LPD-----------Landing platform deck
    LRMR-------------Long Range Maritime reconnaissance
    LRTR ------ Long Range Tracking Radar
    LSA----Logistics supply Agreement
    Lightning---F 35
    LZ---- Landing Zone

    MARCOS-----Marine commandos
    MANPADS---Man Portable Air Defense Systems
    MBRL----- Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
    MBT ---- Main Battle Tank
    ME-------Middle East nations
    MFD--------Multi-functional display
    MIA ------- Missing in Action
    MIRV--------Multiple independent re-entry vehicle
    MKI-Modernizirovannyi Kommercheskiy Indiski (Modernized Commercial India)/M-modern-improved, K-export, I-india
    MMR ---Multimode radar.
    MMRCA----Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft
    MNF-I--------Multi-national Force in Iraq
    MotM ----- Member of the Month
    MRBM----Medium range Balistic missile
    MRCA-------Multi-role combat aircraft
    MRMR-------------Medium Range Maritime reconnaissance
    MTA-----Medium transport aircraft
    MTCR---Missile technology control regime
    MoD-----Ministry of defence
    Mr-SAM---Medium Range Surface to air missile

    NAM ---- Non-Aligned Movement or used by Americans to refer to the Vietnam war
    NATO----- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    NBCW----Nuclear biological and chemical warware
    NK------North Korea
    NSG----Nuclear suppliers group/ National security Gaurds
    NWFP------North-West Frontier Province(Pakistan)

    OBE ------ Overcome by Events
    OEF-------Operation enduring freedom
    OIC------- Organization of Islamic Countries
    OLS-------Optical locator System
    OOO-----outsmart, outthink and out maneuvre
    OPEC---organization of Oil Exporting Countries
    OPOBJ------Operational Objective
    OPV-----------Off-shore Patrol Vehicle
    ORBAT----order of battle
    OZ--- - Australian

    P5--------US, UK, Russia, France, China
    PA------Pakistan Army
    PAC ------ Patriot Advanced Capability 1,2 or 3
    PAD-------Passive Air Defence/Prithvi Air Defence
    PAF----Pakistan Airforce
    Pak ---- Pakistan
    PAL----Permitted Activation Link
    PESA---Passive electronically steered Array
    PGM------Precision guided Munitions
    PHWR---Pressurized Heavy water reactor
    PLA--------Peoples Liberation army (chinese army)
    PLAAF------Peoples liberation Air force (chinese air force)
    PLAN-------Peoples liberation navy (Chinese navy)
    PN----Pakistan navy
    PNS ------ Pakistan Navy ship
    POTUS ---- President of The United States(commonly used term to address the president by the presidential body guards)
    PPP --- Purchasing Power Parity
    PRC---Peoples Republic of China
    PSLV ----- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
    PTFBR-----Prototype Twin Fast Breeder Reactor


    RAC-----Russian Aircraft Corporation
    RAW----- Research and Analysis Wing
    RBI-----Reserve Bank of India
    RCS-----------Radar Cross section
    R&D-------Research and development
    RF-------Radio frequency
    RFI------Request for Information
    RFP----Request for Proposals
    ROC------Republic of China(Taiwan)
    ROK----republic of Korea
    RPG------------Rocket propelled grenade
    RTI------Right to information act
    RWR---------Radar warning reciever
    Recce---Reconnisance, surveillance

    SAM---Surface to air missiles
    SAR---------Synthetic aperture radar
    SCO ---- Shanghai Cooperation Organization
    SEAL ----- Sea ,Air and Land Forces(united States Navy)
    SEATO----- South East Asia Treaty Organization
    SF-------special forces
    SFC---Strategic Forces Command
    SHORAD-----Short range air defence
    SIGINT-----Signal Intelligence
    SK----------South Korea
    SLBM----------Submarine launced ballistic missile
    SLCM----------Submarine launched cruise missile
    SOCOM ----- Special Operations Command(US)
    SRBM-------Short Range Ballistic Missile
    SSBN---------ship submersible(SS)ballistic missile(B)nuclear powered(N)
    SSGN--------ship submersible(SS)guided missile(G)nuclear powered(N)
    SSK----------Conventional Submarine
    SSN------Submersible Ship Nuclear (Nuclear attack submarine)
    STOBAR------Short take off but arrested recovery
    Sbug-----Super Hornet
    Spec. Ops-----sepecial operations
    Spooky----Ac 130 Gunship

    taliban---- great unwashed.or talibunny
    Td----Technology demonstrator
    THAAD----Theater High Altitude AIR defence
    TTYL----Talk to you later
    TVC---------Thrust vector control
    TWR---------Thrust to weight ratio

    UAV--------Unmanned Ariel vehicle
    UCAV-------Unmanned combat Ariel vehicle
    UGV------Unmanned Ground Vehicle
    ULFA----United Liberation front of Assam
    UN----United Nations
    USS----United States Ship
    Uncle Sam---America

    VLS-----------vertical launching system
    V/STOL------Vertical and/or Short take-off and landing
    VW------Viral weaponry

    WB----World Bank
    WIA ---- Wounded In Action
    WMD-----Weapon of mass destruction
    WTO------World Trade organisation



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