Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by sayareakd, May 5, 2013.
those guys are gurkhas so their avg ht must br5'6"
An average american male is 5' 10" whereas Indian average height is quite less(less then 5' 7")
outside punjab, haryana and west UP, it is somewhere around 165 cm.
aiming on the move with red dot
hope some day this will
turn into this
aiming without exposing.
FM Manekshaw had once stated," If a man says he has never been afraid than either he is a Gurkha or a liar". Sam Bahadur was himself a great Gurkha officer.
which sam bahadur?
the man who said this was a parsi belonging to a community of iranian immigrants
The Nick name of FM Manekshaw was Sam Bahadur Manekshaw as he was from Gurkha Regiment. In IA the religion of an officer is the religion of the troops he commands.
great attempt at secularization of army but sorry for you as you are out of context.
the discussion was on height of indian soldiers and someone brought gurkhas ( oh our IA will die without them ) as bravest and most gallant soldiers despite shorter height.
so in this context, it is the actual gurkha that should be talked about that is a man with mongoloid features .
you dragged sam bahadur to join the chorus singing gurkha bravery. ofcourse, sam bahadur would turn in his own grave to see this revisionism.
he meant a gurkha when he said gurkhas are bravest certainly not a kerali of gurkha regiment.
this is a very sensitive issue but please do not forget that all this high flown jargon is useless as we saw in operation bluestar.
You are right in your assesment. The days of pure regiments are over and now we have mixed regiments. However my quote was w.r.t Gurkha soldiers only and not for mixed regiments which is now the norm of IA.
OK, and i do know the gurkhas as Gurkha cantonment is just 4 km away from my home in my city and i can testify that height is not a burden for their perfomance at all.
I have been within Gurkhas and i have great respect for them so does every individual within Army..
They are very obedient and brave soldiers..
70% of Gurkhas are from India, The Gurkha which serves in army are not first generations but something like 5-8th generation..
@MAYURA, IA will not die for lack of Gurkha soldiers. Pls remember those who defeated Gurkhas as part of British East India Company were all non Gurkhas. And mostly people from Hills and plains of River Ganga and the majority were Bhumiyaars.
The thread is about Exercise and tactics, Keep comments limited to that..
Its ok to discuss Gurkha warrior culture as its part of tactics..
Dont know why people try to differentiate India. We are just Indian that is our identity.
Army Paratroopers Team Up With Indian Army For Parachute Jump During Yudh Abhyas 2013 Exercise - YouTube
U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to
the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th
Airlift Wing from JB Charleston,
S.C. conduct a training static line
and bundle drop over Pope Army
Air Field, May 10, 2013 in support
of the annual Yudh Abhyas 2013
Exercise. The 82nd Airborne
Division from Fort Bragg, NC
joined the Indian Army during this
training. The training provides
both the Air Force aircrew, 82nd
paratroopers, and the Indian
paratroopers with joint readiness,
providing an experience and joint
Joint Indian and American
Chinook Jump 15 May 2013
(YUDH ABHYAS 2013)
Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Divisions First Brigade Combat Team and the Republic of India's 50th independent PARA Brigade came together for a Joint CH-47 (Chinook) Airborne Proficiency Jump.
Company Level Situational Training Exercise 17 MAY 2013 (YUDH ABHYAS 2013)
A training event between the Republic of India's 99th Mountain Brigade and the 82nd Airborne Division's 3-73rd Cav Regiment. The two planned the exercise and executed flawlessly.
Indian Army doing Khukuri dance
During Sports day 16 May 2013, (Yudh Abhyas 2013) The Republic of India's 99th Mountain Brigade performed their Khukuri Dance for their host.
In return for their weapons and equipment we get to call the exercise, YUDH ABHYAS !!!!!
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