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  1. Kshithij

    Kshithij DharmaYoddha Senior Member

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    Third Indo-UK joint military exercise next month

    The third Indo-UK joint Army training exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' will be conducted in Rajasthan next month, a defence spokesman said today.

    "A training exercise between the armies of India and the United Kingdom will be held from 1st to 14th December at the Mahajan Field Firing Range. It will be the third joint military exercise between the two countries," defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

    The first exercise was conducted in 2013 at Belgaum, Karnataka, where as for the second exercise in 2015, an Indian Army contingent had visited the United Kingdom.

    Approximately 120 personnel from the 20th Battalion of Rajputana Rifles and the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglican Regiment of the Royal British Army will participate in the exercise, Ojha said.

    "The aim of the exercise is to build and promote bilateral relations and enhance interoperability while sharing experiences between the Royal British army and the Indian Army," he added.

    20 Rajputana Rifles has extensive experience in counter- terrorist operations, while the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglican Regiment has been involved in combat operations across Afghanistan and Iraq
     
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    Akash SAM successfully tested....this is also great
     
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    sorry but it seems the article is peppered with inaccuracies
    like the name of the regiment it is the Royal Anglian Regiment and not the Royal Anglican Regiment and as a matter of tredition the British army is Not given or addressed as royal as the current British army traces it leinage back to the New model army of the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland Oliver Cromwell or better known as the parlimentarian army and as the army supported the overthrow of the King to this day the Army has not been called Royal unlike the navy or the Air force but the royal colours are carried insted by the regiments of the same
     
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    Exercise Ajeya is going on and Indian troops are well equipped
     
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    Indian Army | Conveyor Belt Loading, Unloading On Truck...

     
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    Indian army to hold joint exercise with the Maldives in Karnataka
    By Express News Service | Published: 14th December 2017 05:53 PM |

    Last Updated: 14th December 2017 05:53 PM | A+A A- |

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    BENGALURU: The eighth edition of 'EKUVERIN', a joint operation between the armed forces of India and the Maldives, will be held from December 15 to 28 at Belagavi, Karnataka.

    According to a statement by the Ministry of Defence, the bilateral annual exercise is a 14-day joint military training between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force, which is conducted alternatively in India and Maldives since 2009. The seventh edition of the exercise was held at Kadhdhoo, Lammu Atoll, Maldives in December 2016. The exercise named EKUVERIN means 'friends' in the Dhivehi language.

    The focus of the exercise is to acquaint both armies with each other's operating procedures in the backdrop of a counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations in an urban/semi-urban environment.

    The two-week long exercise will see the contingents hone their tactical and technical skills. The exercise will also give an opportunity for the two armies to activate the Joint Operations Centre at Belgaum.

    The Maldivian National Defence Force will be represented by a team comprising of two officers and 43 Other Ranks, while the Indian Army will be represented by three officers, three Junior Commissioned Officers and 39 Other Ranks belonging to a Gorkha Rifles Battalion (Sirmoor Rifles).

    The statement said, "Maldives shares very close ethnic, linguistic, cultural, religious and commercial ties with India. Exercise Ekuverin helps in further strengthening of the ties between the two nations."

    The opening ceremony is scheduled on December 15 and will witness a flypast by the army aviation team along with a march past by the contingent from both the countries in the presence of Gorkha Regiment.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...e-with-the-maldives-in-karnataka-1727215.html
     
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    Indian Army must stop its discrimination against military nurses
    Today, moves are afoot to take away the commissioned rank, to remove military nurses from the regular army and to reduce them in status and dignity to a situation worse than that under the English Army
    OPINION Updated: Dec 13, 2017 12:32 IST
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    The Indian Army chief recently said that women would be inducted for combat roles. However, the manner in which the Military Nursing Service (MNS) officers have been discriminated against shows that the army has yet to learn constitutional functioning.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/opini...tary-nurses/story-VmhPT6cKj3GW3M3KjCterK.html
     
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    Its worth noting that MNS are not given small arm training ..
     
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    Why do we need military nurses? Aren't the ones whom military relies on in the battlefield - combat medics? Or do we have women nurses on battlefield too?
     
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    They are there for the hospital not for battlefield.
     
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    Then obviously, how can such nurses get the commissioned officer status? The article even claims discrimination worse than the British.

    I can understand if it was a field medic. But, the whole point of giving commissioned officer status to nurses is highly discriminatory for others who have put much more hardwork
     
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    Dude, you don't know anything about the way the Armed Forces Medical Services work, do you?

    Speaking as someone who has been hospitalised at INHS Asvini, I can say this with full confidence: the doctors and nurses of the armed forces medical services deserve every bit of the status and privileges that they enjoy and then some more.

    Have you any idea how difficult it is to treat battlefield injuries, to treat men fresh from war with trauma wounds?

    And we faujis, with our misplaced sense of being tolerant to extreme pain, would we give a rat's ass to their advice had they not been commissioned men and women?

    Moreover, MNS and doctors all undergo training at AFMC, Pune and have to clear SSB mandatorily like any other commissioned officer of this country. Which is certainly more than I can say of you. No offense.
     
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    A news which will make you proud
     
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    Army centre smashes mobiles of trainee soldiers who violated rules

    Rajat Pandit| TNN | Updated: Dec 16, 2017, 08:41 IST
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    NEW DELHI: A few Armyregimental centres have taken to publically destroying mobile phones of recruits if they are caught using them in violation of rules to send a stern message down the ranks that indiscipline will not be tolerated during training programmes.

    This unusual measure to enforce discipline at some regimental centers, where recruits undergo 11 to 12 months of training to become soldiers, has come to the fore after a video of such an incident went viral a couple of days ago.

    The video, which was even uploaded on the China Global Television Network website on Friday to depict the Indian Army in a bad light, shows the mobile phones of around 50 recruits being smashed to smithereens with rocks and stones in front of them at the Mahar Regimental Centre at Saugor in Madhya Pradesh.

    Justifying the disciplinary action, which was taken three to four times more since the video in question was filmed in September 2015, Army officers said "such unusual measures" are taken if recruits repeatedly disobey orders that no mobile phones are permitted during physical training, drill and weapon-training classes.

    "The Army is all about discipline, which is critical in the face of enemy. Recruits cannot flout discipline with impunity. The recruits are usually let off with a warning at first. Their phones are confiscated for some days if they continue to disobey orders," said a senior officer.

    "But if all this does not work, then their phones are destroyed as a clear message to them. The Army trains its soldiers for war. If they are allowed the latitude to disobey in peace, they could do the same during war," he added

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...s-who-violated-rules/articleshow/62087932.cms
     
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    Indian Army was hit by supplies shortage
    THE ASIAN AGE.
    Published : Dec 16, 2017, 6:07 am IST
    Updated : Dec 16, 2017, 6:09 am IST

    While Operation Parakram was a major military mobilisation move against Pakistan just after the 2001 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament.

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    New Delhi: Besides the challenge posed by the adversary, the Indian Army was left fighting another war at its rear during the Kargil conflict and Operation Parakaram — that of scarce supplies of military equipment and ammunition.

    Underscoring the critical importance of having indigenous solutions to fight wars, the Indian Army’s vice-chief Lt Gen Sarath Chand was quoted by military portal DefenceAviationPost.com as saying: “After attacks on Indian Parliament, we were very keen to teach Pakistan a lesson. We had mobilised and some of the formations had actually started moving also… but we had to halt our troops on their tracks as were not sure if we were adequately prepared with our equipment and ammunition”.

    During the Kargil conflict, which was a limited war, “the Army had to scout all over the world to get ammunition for it’s artillery guns,” the Lt Gen said during a Make in India event organised jointly by DefenceAviationPost.com and industry body FICCI in Coimbatore.

    While Operation Parakram was a major military mobilisation move against Pakistan just after the 2001 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament, the Kargil conflict was fought in the summer of 1999 between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Kashmir’s Ladakh.

    “This would not have been the case if we had our own industry here to give us the ammunition not just at a much cheaper rate but also in enough quantities…they would have surged production of ammunition based on our requirements,” he was quoted as saying.

    “We are terribly short of spare parts and dependent on Russia since most of our equipments are Russian made…spare parts for our tanks and equipments. Since most of these parts for our equipments have to come from abroad, parts don’t reach on time thereby disturbing our timelines”, said Lt Gen Chand.

    Speaking on the huge potential Indian small-scale and medium-scale military industries have for growth, the vice-chief said: “The Indian Army is 1.3 million strong, 1.4 million if you also add to it the Navy and Air Force but it becomes 2.5 million strong if you also include other forces including the para military, police and others. In 15 years, the requirement of small arms by them will be anywhere or over 2 million and ammunition needs will be over a billion a year…This is the potential that Indian industry should sense”.


    http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/161217/indian-army-was-hit-by-supplies-shortage.html
     
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    Indian Army veterans, Mukti Joddhas recount 1971 war drill


    Kolkata, Dec 15 Camarederie and bonding were at full display today when the 'old boys' of the Indian Army and the Mukti Joddhas, who fought shoulder-to-shoulder to liberate Bangladesh in 1971, reunited to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the war with Pakistan.

    Recounting tales of valour and courage at the Army's Eastern Command headquarter Fort William here, the Mukti Joddhas (liberation warriors of Bangladesh) and war veterans talked of how they coordinated with each other to force the Pakistan Army to surrender.

    Bangladesh celebrates its independence day on December 16 and India hails the day as "Vijay Diwas".

    "We had gone into the erstwhile East Pakistan on guerrilla operations much before the formal war started on December 3 and trained young Bengali men for combat," said Brig. (retd) B K Ponwar, who was then a strapping young lieutenant aged 23.

    Speaking enthusiastically about the courage of the Mukti Joddhas and support of local people, Ponwar said wherever the Indian Army evicted Pakistan Army personnel, they were greeted by slogans of 'Indian Army Zindabad'.

    "The Pakistani Army had a storage of 30 days' ammunition and provisions when the war begun in the eastern sector, but what they lacked was loyalty and conviction and thus lost the war," he said.

    Speaking highly about the Indian cooperation all along their fight for liberation, Mosharraf Hossain, a Mukti Joddha and minister in the Bangladesh Cabinet, said that without the India, it would not have been possible to attain independence.

    He spoke of how the Indian Army trained the Mukti Joddhas for a period ranging from just three days to three months to prepare them to take on the Pakistan Army, which committed genocide on the Bangladeshis.

    Hossain, who was leading the 72-member Bangla delegation to commemorate the Vijay Diwas, said a memorial tomb was being erected in Bangladesh to pay homage to the Indian soldiers and Mukti Joddhas who laid down their lives during the 1971 war.

    Lt Gen (retd) Mollah Fazie Akbar said he joined the Mukti Joddhas at the age of 15, and shared stories of battles fought together with Indian Army personnel.

    "While we were fighting for our liberation, the Indian Army was fighting for us and there stands out their greatness," said Bangladesh MP Abdus Shahid, who was also a Mukti Joddha, trained at Kailashahar in Tripura.

    He said Bangladeshi women greeted the Indian soldiers with food and pethas (rice cakes) in many towns and villages after the Pakistani forces were pushed out.

    Brigadier (retd) A P Datta of the Indian Army said his family hailed from Sylhet district in Bangladesh and was at heart a Bengali and Bangladeshi.

    "We are neither Hindus nor Muslims, we are Bengalis. Never in the history has a war been fought on the issues of language and culture," he said.

    Datta talked of how the Mukti Joddhas gave the Indian Army cover for landing and other operations like crossing rivers and building pontoon bridges and also provided crucial intelligence on the movement of the Pakistan Army.

    https://www.outlookindia.com/newssc...-mukti-joddhas-recount-1971-war-drill/1210417
     
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