Kaalkut, Military Thriller Story. Index post

Kaalkut military thriller book cover

UPDATE: The whole story is finished and available as e-book and paperbacks on links provided below. You can read first 10 chapters and excerpts from two more describing the two-front war on the links at end of this post. Total number of words is 1.43 lakh in 37 chapters, of which last 7-8 chapters with […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 4: Air Defence

Pakistan air defence ceremony

Pakistan’s Air Defence (AD) system is a tri-service and mutually integrated setup with the main focus on defence against India. PAF laid the foundation of an integrated AD network in 1976 or 1977 under “Project Crystal”. Multiple fixed and mobile radar systems were acquired to set the foundation. Presently, Air Defence Command (ADC) is responsible […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 4: Nuclear Forces

Kirna-Hills-Sargodha-details

Introduction This paper is a part of a series of texts covering Order of Battle (ORBAT) and a few other details of Pakistani armed forces. The index of all other posts is at links provided at bottom. Some information is already published there, but it will be replaced with more detailed and updated data in […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 8: JLSF, SSF, PAP, Military Factories and Badges

Joint Logistics Support Force Strategic Support Force People’s Armed Police Military Factories Badges All data plus some more in e-book format: https://amzn.to/3Vil8lQ 1. Joint Logistics Support Force JLSF is meant to provide all arms of PLA with logistics support of all kinds including but not limited to transport, medical, inventory, storage, construction and procurement. It has […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 7: Radars and SAMs

ABOUT This text is the second part of a monograph I’m writing on ORBAT of Chinese Armed Forces. It covers Chinese Radar and long range Surface To Air Missile sites. The first one was about Chinese Rocket Forces and you can find it on: https://jjamwal.in/yayavar/chinese-armed-forces-orbat-part-4-rocket-forces/ Radars and permanent SAM sites are quite easy to spot […]

Game: 1971 Indian Naval Front

1971 Indian Naval Front game

1971: Indian Naval Front is a game based on Indian Navy’s war campaign in Indo-Pak war of 1971. The player can take command of a number of ships as well as fighter jets and helicopters in 15 single player missions and multiplayer that’ll come later. The single player missions are based on actual missions that […]

Indian army recruitment figures by state

indian army

I was curious about number of soldiers per capita recruited from Indian states, so wrote this post. One issue was getting accurate population statistics for different states, so the per capita recruitment numbers are just for 2018-19. Looking at the figures below, following observations can be made. If you go by per capita numbers, Himachal […]

A taste of Jammu’s street food

kachallo jammu street food

Tried some street food in Jammu after a long time. Lots of changes in last few years. Some good, some not so much. 1. Kachaloos from Girdhari’s new shop in Sanjay Nagar. Clean & well maintained place. One hot, another mild. OK, but I’ve had better. 2. Sweet and sour Imli from same place. Too […]

Quick thoughts on The Kashmir Files

I wrote this series of tweets about violence and displacement faced by Hindus of both Jammu and Kashmir because of islamism. Since twitter, facebook etc censor such “islamophobic” content, it’s here for backup. Being from Jammu, I thought that genocide of Kashmiri Hindus by local muslims was common knowledge across India. Surprising that it takes […]