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  1. 1

    VJ

    What is there, in the last photo?

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  2. 2

    Anonymous

    Kick Puki-@$$

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    Anonymous

    why is the Army still using T55s, and that too as part of a strike corps. No wonder its tanks are night blind. An army which is looking to get next gen tanks uses still uses ww2 relics.

    CecX Fable & Gas

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    aniket

    T 55 are used in anti mine roles, not as front line tanks. Also combat engineers use it not armored corps.

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    Anonymous

    @ Aniket

    Thanks for the correction. However, if T55s are part of a strike group then it should be on par with T72s or T90s. U see PA will know that IA will use T55s to clear mines as a result IA cannot move during night. Imagine the consequences.

    CecX Fable & Gas

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    pranjal sharma

    can somebody explain to me why commender of all the tanks are out not inside tank. Isn't this expose him to sniper or other fire in real action case.Also infantry is running along with tanks. Isn't it remove whole point of mechanized army so that infantry could move as fast as armored.

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    pranjal sharma

    can somebody explain to me why commender of all the tanks are out not inside tank. Isn't this expose him to sniper or other fire in real action case.Also infantry is running along with tanks. Isn't it remove whole point of mechanized army so that infantry could move as fast as armored.

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    Anonymous

    Dopes who said T 55 cannot see at night (they could see in night in 1971) just bunch of ruddy civilians just talking for the heck of it

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    @ Pranjal

    Infact i found many questionable issues looking at these pics.

    1) BMPs are not provided with side skirts ala Strykers to lessen the impact of RPGs. No improvements in terms of targeting or sights visible. This is shocking because every 5th PA infantry man will have an RPG. Also quite glaring when the IA practises similar drills along with US Army.

    2) The MI 24 does not have an IR supresser. All Hinds were supposed to be upgraded but it seems that things have not progressed very well. The MI 24 also does not have a FLIR.

    3) No IA soldiers have body armour on. I dont know what to say!!!!!

    4) The Dhruv/Cheetah and Chetak helis perform a role simililar to that of Bell OH-58 Kiowa of US Army. But none of IA choppers in this case have MMS, TVS, TIS and LRF/D. Being slow and flying low they will be the toast of PA Anza missile. Plus these chopers cant see a thing after dark.

    Can IA really fight after dusk?

    CecX Fable & Gas

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    Anonymous

    @pranjal 8:35.None of Indian Tanks are A/c as yet.In this heat i would not blame anyone who stays outside when he can in 45 degree heat.But,i think in the thick of action or when in vulnerable built up areas it must be all hatches down.The infantry charging along in the open is a lesson from the Israeli-Egyptian wars where the BMP first saw action along with tanks. Egyptian soldiers stayed inside the BMP and fired from inside as the BMPs charged like tanks into the enemy.Nice in theory but was a disaster in reality.The BMPs were simply knocked out as close ranges by the Israelis with AT weapons along with the entire section in it.Since then,it has been seen that the mech soldiers, dismounted at some distance from the objective and fighting under cover of BMPs and Tank fire were far more effective.Spread out they are a dispersed target and they could lay down suppressive fire at enemy anti-tank teams, while the BMPs and tanks give heavier fire.With heli-support this team gets more lethal.

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  11. 11

    Mr. Ra

    In 2006 Indian Army possessed 715 T-55s, modernized with night-fighting equipment and new fire control systems, out of which around 67 were in reserve.

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  12. 12

    Mr. Ra

    In 2006 Indian Army possessed 715 T-55s, modernized with night-fighting equipment and new fire control systems, out of which around 67 were in reserve.

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  13. 13

    nandish

    pics are amazing

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    where are Para Commandos?

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    pranjal sharma

    thanks for explaining.i just hope when they are exercise it should be as close to realistic scenario as possible with hatch done when they are near to there objective. but yes high temp in rajasthan there action is explainable. any idea how many of these tanks have ERA.

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    Anonymous

    Nice….. really nice

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  17. 17

    Mrugen

    Can anyone comeout any EW stuff used in the exercise and when their is talk of N/W centricity, how does IA plan to achieve it . No visible Signal Detachment the main EW arm of Army.
    Anyone with data on this aspect do share on this post.

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    Anonymous

    no air force photos..Mig-21s, Jaguars :-((.

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    Anonymous

    no air force photos..Mig-21s, Jaguars :-((.

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    Anonymous

    Proud o be a part of this ex i m still in services if u like to know any thing just mail me at d_ashish1@yahoo.com

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