History UsefulNotes / IndiansWithIglas

31st Jan '17 5:47:32 AM manofwarb
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The Indian Navy is heading towards blue-water status, being able to seriously deploy outside its own waters.

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The Indian Navy is heading towards blue-water status, being able to seriously deploy outside its own waters.
waters.[[note]] navies are divided into Brown Water, Green Water and Blue Water. Brown Water navies are only capable of operating in the country's rivers, inland lakes, lagoons and close to the shore. Green Water navies can operate in the ocean past the continental shelf, but usually cannot leave the seas that border their country without logistical assistance from a more advanced navy. These navies can attain sea control of their own seas, but can't project power. Blue water navies can operate nearly anywhere on the globe. [[/note]]



* Before Creator/ShahrukhKhan became a big name in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, he starred in a short lived TV show called Series/{{Fauji}} [[Translation]] army [[/Translation]] about Indian Army Para-Commando trainees.

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* Before Creator/ShahrukhKhan became a big name in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, he starred in a short lived TV show called Series/{{Fauji}} [[Translation]] [[translation]] army [[/Translation]] [[/translation]] about Indian Army Para-Commando trainees.
31st Jan '17 5:40:29 AM manofwarb
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* Before Creator/ShahrukhKhan became a big name in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, he starred in a short lived TV show called Series/{{Fauji}} [[Translation]] army [[/Translation]] about Indian Army Para-Commando trainees.



* ChurchMilitant: Many of those battle cries unabashedly invoke the name of certain Hindu deities to grant them victory. Even the Sikh regiments use a religious phrase.

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* ChurchMilitant: Many of those battle cries unabashedly invoke the name of certain Hindu deities to grant them victory.victory, most commonly Kali or Durga. Even the Sikh regiments use a religious phrase.



* + There is an institution called the Rashtriya (national) Military College, but that is actually a prep school for NDA aspirants [[note]] In the Indian education system, junior and senior years of high school are sometimes designated as "Pre-University College" hence some institutions are called "colleges" when they just matriculate students [[/note]]

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* + ** There is an institution called the Rashtriya (national) Military College, but that is actually a prep school for NDA aspirants [[note]] In the Indian education system, junior and senior years of high school are sometimes designated as "Pre-University College" hence some institutions are called "colleges" when they just matriculate students [[/note]]
31st Jan '17 5:34:12 AM manofwarb
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* The [[UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest OLD Indian Army]] from the days of UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire is mentioned in works by Creator/RudyardKipling, John Masters, and others.
27th Jan '17 4:27:32 AM manofwarb
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* Shows up in Season 1 of Series/ChrisRyansStrikeBack attempting to retake a hotel in New Delhi from hostage takers.


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* MilitaryAcademy: India's National Defence Academy functions like Canada's Royal Canadian Military College - trains prospective officers from all three services in a common curriculum, but does so for only 3 years. Officer cadets then go to a service academy for a year to complete their service specific training.
*+ There is an institution called the Rashtriya (national) Military College, but that is actually a prep school for NDA aspirants [[note]] In the Indian education system, junior and senior years of high school are sometimes designated as "Pre-University College" hence some institutions are called "colleges" when they just matriculate students [[/note]]
20th Jan '17 3:28:41 PM manofwarb
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* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: None more so than Sam Hormus Jamshed Fram Manekshaw and Kodadendra Maddappa Cariarpa.

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* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: None more so than Sam Hormus Jamshed Fram Manekshaw and Kodadendra Maddappa Cariarpa.AbnormalAmmo: The hollow point "dum dum" rounds were invented here, at the Ordnace Factory in Dum Dum West Bengal


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* ChurchMilitant: Many of those battle cries unabashedly invoke the name of certain Hindu deities to grant them victory. Even the Sikh regiments use a religious phrase.


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* CoolPlane: Besides the Tejes shown above, the Indian Air Force also has the Sukhoi 30 MKI that was custom built to IAF specifications. There is also the FGFA being jointly developed by Sukhoi and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited company. The Navy was one of few nations to deploy the BAE Sea Harrier. A naval version of the Tejes will soon be rolled out.
* CoolShip: The Arihant class nuclear missile submarines.
* DamagerHealerTank: If you combine the Army Medical Corps with its various [[AttackAttackAttack Strike corps]] and [[HoldTheLine Holding corps]] formations. The army's doctrine is to use designated corps sized units to hold firm against enemy advances, but use other specifically designated strike corps units to strike at the enemy units who have become bogged down.


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* InsistentTerminology: Senior NCO personnel are always addressed with the honorific "Sahib" by both junior enlisted and officers. By tradition, even the President of India must address them as Sahib.
** All junior enlisted in the Madras Sappers are addressed as "Thambi" (little brother in Tamil). Even the regiment's name qualifies, as it is based in Bangalore [[note]] which lends its name to the Bangalore torpedo mine invented there [[/note]], and Madras has renamed itself to Chennai.
** Some cavalry (armor) regiments still have the word "Horse" in their name.
** The Sapper regiment based in Mumbai still calls itself Bombay Sappers.


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* TankGoodness: The Defense Research and Development Organization designed [[Literature/{{Mahabharata}} Arjun]] Main Battle Tank.
20th Jan '17 5:58:19 AM manofwarb
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[[folder: Tropes associated with the Indian Armed Forces]]
* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: None more so than Sam Hormus Jamshed Fram Manekshaw and Kodadendra Maddappa Cariarpa.
* BadassCreed: Each regiment has a motto as well as one of these as a battle cry.
* TheCavalry: Tank and AwesomePersonnelCarrier units are all descended from old cavalry regiments in KiplingsFinest. They even use old cavalry ranks for the enlisted.
* HoldTheLine: The Battle of Longewalla was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in which a heavy weapons company held off an entire ''armored brigade'' for a whole night.
* MeaningfulName: A new enlisted soldier is called ''jawaan'' meaning "young man", while a newly enlisted cavalryman is called ''sowar'' meaning "rider".
* MountainMan: The army not only has the famous Gorkhas, but also the Kumaon - India's own Gurkhas.
* OldShame: Notwithstanding the [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame repugnant battle honors]] from their days as KiplingsFinest, the army doesn't look back fondly at the IPKF counterinsurgency against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Nor do they want to remember the trouncing they got from the Chinese in 1962.
* RockBeatsLaser: Two instances, once with tanks and another with fighter planes.
** The tank instance was the Battles of Assal Uttar and Phillora where [=40s=] era Centurion tanks crushed the more advanced [=60s=] era Pattons fielded by PakistanisWithPanters.
** The fighter plane instance was small nimble low tech Folland Gnats shooting down Super Sabres and Starfighters.
* TrainingFromHell: To join the Navy's Marine Commandos, requires a long arduous selection course lasting ''two years'' - longer than even the UsefulNotes/NavySEALs or the British SBS.
** Every infantry officer is expected to complete Commando School - I dia's equivalent of Ranger School.
** The Counterinsurgency and Jungle Warfare school has recently been taking in US Army Green Berets to train. You know that it is a tough school when the elite forces of other countries come there to train.
** The ''Parvath Ghatak'' or "Mountain soldier" school is similarly attended by the world's best elite forces.
** The HAWS or High Altitude Warfare School only lets people in who have passed the previous school.
* TrueCompanions: The Indian Army follows a Regimental system similar to the British Army. Therefore, an enlisted soldier always remains in the same regiment throughout his career, and will always serve with the same squadmates. It is only units who get transferred, so if you are reassigned somewhere, your entire unit gets reassigned there too. Only officers may rotate through assignments.
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16th Jan '17 6:05:13 PM manofwarb
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-->'''Jai Hind'''

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-->'''Jai Hind'''
->'''"Jai Hind"''' ''(Victory to India)''
16th Jan '17 6:02:56 PM manofwarb
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-->'''Jai Hind'''
9th Nov '16 9:04:34 AM RGZReGZ
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* On nuclear arsenal, we have Nuclear Gandhi of ''VideoGame/Civilization'' to thank. While it may seems odd that Gandhi the pacifist would favor nukes, as noted in the above blurb, the only thing that is truly at odd is the AI's frequent first use of nukes.
15th Sep '16 12:14:42 AM PaulA
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* Fights a war of aggression against Burma and Thailand in the ''EndersGame'' sequel ''Shadow of the Hegemon.'' Sabotaged by the [[MagnificentBastard evil teenage mastermind]] Achilles who is manipulating the Indian government so that the Chinese can wipe the floor with them after they have been exhausted by a long campaign against fierce Thai attacks on their supply lines. Petra Arkanian, the [[UsefulNotes/ArmosWithArmor Armenian]] tactical genius captured by Achilles had predicted exactly this result and issued a plan that anticipated the Thai strategy (masterminded by her former classmate Bean), but Achilles put the kibosh on that. The result is that India is occupied by China until a Muslim army under a new Caliphate (headed by [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether their classmate Alai]]) liberates India.

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* Fights a war of aggression against Burma and Thailand in the ''EndersGame'' sequel ''Shadow of the Hegemon.'' ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon''. Sabotaged by the [[MagnificentBastard evil teenage mastermind]] Achilles who is manipulating the Indian government so that the Chinese can wipe the floor with them after they have been exhausted by a long campaign against fierce Thai attacks on their supply lines. Petra Arkanian, the [[UsefulNotes/ArmosWithArmor Armenian]] tactical genius captured by Achilles had predicted exactly this result and issued a plan that anticipated the Thai strategy (masterminded by her former classmate Bean), but Achilles put the kibosh on that. The result is that India is occupied by China until a Muslim army under a new Caliphate (headed by [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether their classmate Alai]]) Alai) liberates India.



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