Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Coming up... The Arjun In Action

Just got back from a day in the desert sector of Western India where the Army and IAF are in the midst of Exercise Sudarshan Shakti a strike corps war game validating fresh theatre offensive concepts. Will start the day's posts with something a lot of folks have been waiting for (and pestering me on e-mail about!): the Arjun MBT, deployed with a tank regiment under the 21 Corps. A pair of Arjuns appeared to one far side during the demo that we caught. Thankfully, I caught them just as they were rumbling off. I sprinted to them to snap off a few photos -- I don't think anyone's seen the Arjun like this before! Also spoke with a handful of armoured officers in the corps about what they're doing with the Arjun. I'll try hitting that post at 10AM. Stay tuned.



12 comments :

Neeraj said...

Waiting for ur post.

Anonymous said...

You are yet to write about your discussion with the Marcos. All we got was a realistic news video. Thanks though for that. Hardware is important, but more important is the men who operate the hardware, how they train and how they plan to fight and win. Much of this may be secret, but surely something interesting could be written about? For instance we now know a little about how the US Navy and USAF screens candidates for the Recon Marines and USAF Pararescue resply. We also know about the USMC combatives (unarmed combat) training (fight as hard as you can, but the one who wins is the man whose buddy lands there first with a gun!)

Mr. Ra said...

Yahooo... It is coming...

Anonymous said...

Please do provide some wallpaper grade pics of Arjun MBT.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Shiv...got a news that one more mig-21 has crashed. Any updates on that, was it a
BISON?

Anonymous said...

come on man...fast...we are waiting.

bharath said...

great see arjun operational.
@shiv -if possible can you ask the lieutenant general what he thinks of t90s compared to arjun.

bharath said...

great see arjun operational.
@shiv -if possible can you ask the lieutenant general what he thinks of t90s compared to arjun.

Anonymous said...

so pestering works!!

Anonymous said...

what??!! Arjun doesn't have a modern armour?

Ravi said...

Shiv, when can we expect the article on Arjun? Eagerly waiting for it!