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hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:35
From Timeasia magazine.

hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:36
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hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:38
Prayer hall.

hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:40
From Timeasia magazine.

hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:43
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hammer
08 Jul 05,, 10:44
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giggs88
08 Jul 05,, 12:49
Amazing.

visioninthedark
09 Jul 05,, 19:57
Its indeed sad that two nations are wasting their men and resources fighting on a glacier where no living thing survives anyways ...

Asim Aquil
10 Jul 05,, 01:15
Man I would KILL (hehe) to be that photographer... The highest battlefield on the planet! Thats just truly something!

Hmmm quite a few Sardar jis. Shouldn't they be using people more suited for the climate like these:

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1946&stc=1

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1952&stc=1

I think someone needs to remind the PR bloke that you're not supposed to commemorate pictures with flowers according to Islamic tradition. Just wanted to put all the Gods in one place eh? :D Looks symbolically good I know... so Just the name would've sufficed.

Asim Aquil
10 Jul 05,, 01:16
got more of these?

Samudra
10 Jul 05,, 09:47
I think someone needs to remind the PR bloke that you're not supposed to commemorate pictures with flowers according to Islamic tradition. Just wanted to put all the Gods in one place eh

There aint anything PR about it.
The Indian soldier is religious.Such places of worship are found in many armed forces establishments.

And oh , get out of your 7th century mindset about flowers et all.Its OK.

Ishaan
10 Jul 05,, 10:02
Asim,

Military bases on India have all faith shrines, or ones that are side by side.I think the garland may have been put by an ignoramus for the purpose of the photograph.

cheers,

giggs88
10 Jul 05,, 15:09
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1958&stc=1

Are those captured weapons or Indian weapons?

hammer
10 Jul 05,, 15:29
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1958&stc=1

Are those captured weapons or Indian weapons?

Nope those are Pakistan weapons.

Samudra
10 Jul 05,, 15:29
Their weapons.The Pakistani weapons.
No chances of capturing weapons as such in Siachen.

hammer
10 Jul 05,, 15:33
Hmmm quite a few Sardar jis. Shouldn't they be using people more suited for the climate like these:
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1946&stc=1

They ain't sardar jis.



I think someone needs to remind the PR bloke that you're not supposed to commemorate pictures with flowers according to Islamic tradition.

If the Indian soldiers who belong to Islamic faith dont have a problem with it , then we don't really care about other's ideas on Islamic tradition.

hammer
10 Jul 05,, 15:34
got more of these?

Nope. Thats it.

Samudra
10 Jul 05,, 16:12
They ain't sardar jis.

Nepali guys ?
NLI - or what remains of it , must know of their Khukris. ;)

giggs88
10 Jul 05,, 17:13
Nope those are Pakistan weapons.
How can you tell? That soldier standing in front of those weapons is Indian, right?

Jonny555Biotch
10 Jul 05,, 20:56
How can you tell? That soldier standing in front of those weapons is Indian, right?

He could be either. IMO i think he is pakistani.

Ray
10 Jul 05,, 23:06
The photo with the weapons has a man in Khaki uniform.

Pakistani army wears Khaki uniform.

Most probably it is a makeshift Kote (armoury).

hammer
11 Jul 05,, 08:10
The photo with the weapons has a man in Khaki uniform.

Pakistani army wears Khaki uniform.

Most probably it is a makeshift Kote (armoury).

Bullseye sir.

hammer
11 Jul 05,, 08:15
Nepali guys ?
NLI - or what remains of it , must know of their Khukris. ;)

I don't know. They probably belong to the Naga regiment or like you said , the Gorkhas.

lemontree
23 Jul 05,, 08:40
I don't know. They probably belong to the Naga regiment or like you said , the Gorkhas.
Could be Ladhakis from the Ladhak Scouts.
Brig.Ray sir, is correct the arms are of the Pakistani unit kote (armoury). See the 2 MG3s. Its is the Pakistani Army's standard section auto weapon.
These guys are using AK-56s, the G3 is their standard rifle of the regular Pak Army, but the PoK units use the AK-56. The unit deployed there is from PoK, one of the units of Azad Kashmir Regiment, Norther Light Infantry Regiment or Mujahid Regiment.

Karthik
23 Jul 05,, 18:16
Awesome pictures.

zpak
23 Jul 05,, 18:34
The first 3 post by hammer are pictures from the Indian side of Siachen.

Pictures from the Pak side, start from the hammer 4th post. (If I remember the report correctly).

Cool pics. But what a waste of money and men by both countries.

sparten
26 Jul 05,, 15:52
The photo with the weapons has a man in Khaki uniform.

Pakistani army wears Khaki uniform.
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Depends on where they are stationed. In Azad Kashmir for example they wear Jungle Camoflouge mostly. In the Eastern Desert they wear khaki, in Waziristan and the Western Deserts they wear Dersert Camoflauge.

cottage cheese
04 Aug 05,, 17:03
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1958&stc=1

Are those captured weapons or Indian weapons?

IA doesn't use Type56(folding bayonet) or MG3-

The following AK vaiants are in IA use (in varying quantities):


AKM (Standard Soviet)
AKMS(Standard Soviet)
MPiKM (2nd hand East German)
MPiKMS-72 (2nd hand East German)
MPiKM & MPiKMS (now Romanian made)
Type 56-2 (Folding stock) Mostly captured
And only recently a huge batch of substandard Bulgarian made AKs (full black -folding stock)

Additionally, a sizable batch of Czech vz58 and 58P

I'm not sure but ther seem to be some hungarian AKMs as well.

Parihaka
05 Aug 05,, 00:14
Why is this guy going down this way?
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1953&stc=1
Wouldn't he be better off going face first but walking/running? that way he could have one hand free.
Cool pics by the way, reminds me of where I used to go climbing & ski-touring when I was a kid.