Indian Army Training pictures




 
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November 21st, 2004  
rajkhalsa
 

Topic: Indian Army Training pictures


Hi all,

Here are some rare photos of Indian army regiments's training. This first one is of the Parachute Regiment. I figured it was OK to post the pictures inline, as they are rather smal:




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^ Only after passing all of that can you have the honor of being a Para


Cheers,
Raj
November 21st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
nice pics halsa,they look tough
tougher than a lot of other

cheers
November 21st, 2004  
Ed
 
Looks like a blast
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November 21st, 2004  
Locke
 
 
paras are mean mofos!!!
damn they are hard!!
November 21st, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
My advice to all of ya: never meet this guy in combat



Btw, Good pix, keep them rolling in please
November 21st, 2004  
Airborne
 
Oh noo! My unit goes to a bunch of airborne schools all over the pacific like Thailand and Australia.... I hope to god they don't send me to India too, I really don't want to wrestle that hairy guy.
November 21st, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Here is the IAF inventory. It says IAF has only 9 Canberra bombers? This can't be true right?

Or nowadays the role of IAF bombers are mainly replaced by bomber-fighters?

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...-equipment.htm

Canberra:


November 21st, 2004  
It's all a game
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
My advice to all of ya: never meet this guy in combat



Btw, Good pix, keep them rolling in please
Advice well heeded. Oh no! I wouldn't go near this hairy guy!
November 21st, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
NO WAR with India
November 21st, 2004  
rajkhalsa
 


Yeah I hear ya. But my heart genuinely goes out to the poor gent that hairy guy is delightfully snapping in two. That grimace of pain can't be acted for the camera


FlyingFrog,

The EE Canberra's are the IAF's longest serving aircraft type with the IAF. The bomber has participated in the 1962 India-China war, the 1965, 1971, and the Kargil war with distinction. A total of 110 of them were procured.

There are only 8 remaining Canberras in active service. 6 of these are used for Aerial photography and surveying, and are to be formally retired in a couple years, as they are replaced by satelites. 2 are used for shady, elint-type duties and no one talks much about them . One Canberra was used as a target drone puller and was retired several years back, iirc

IAF Canberra:


IMHO, the Canberra remains one of the top three most beautiful aircraft ever made.


Even with much of the glamour going to IAF fighters, the IAF remains an mudpounding, attack-heavy airforce, with most of the fleet being fighter-bombers. The main mudmovers are the Jaguars and the MiG-27upg. But every aircraft in service is multirole, and the MiG-21s, Mirages, MiG-29s, Su-30MKI, and Indian Navy Harriers are also tasked with attack missions. The Mirages in particular are India's primary long-range tactical nuclear weapons delivery platform, but the MKIs are also now also specially tasked with this role (with induction of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile.) However, every a/c are nuclear weapons capable.

The IAF doesn't have a strategic nuclear delivery/long range strike aircraft. However, it is almost certain India will go for acquisition of Tu-22Ms from Russia as a standoff nuclear weapons platform (haggling over price and the holdoff until indgenous nuclear missiles are matured have delayed the aquisition.) The Backfires will most likely be inducted with the Indian Navy and will be primarily used for super long-range maritime strike (currently IN Harriers, and IAF MiG-27s, Jags, MKIs are used in this role.)


Cheers,
Raj