Arduino Weather Station to measure temperature, pressure and humidity

This is a quick project which uses Arduino and two sensors DHT11 and BMP180 to display humidity, temperature and atmospheric pressure to on a small LCD screen. I first proofed the setup and code on Arduino Uno and then tried to shift it to a cheap Arduino Nano clone for final setup. But after facing […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 3: Ground Forces

Chinese PLA ground forces

Following is the list of PLA ground forces divided among five different Theater Commands. Some of these TCs command a few independent brigades, divisions and even regiments in addition to regular Combined Arms Brigades. The data is collected from multiple sources which will be presented in the last post of this series. In addition to […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 2: Composition Of Ground Forces

PLA has changed it’s command structure from Group Army, Division, Regiment to one comprising of  Group Army, Brigades and Battalions. Each of five Theater Commands has 2-3 Group Armies (total of 13) under its control which in turn have 4-6 CABs in combat and 4-7 brigades and independent battalions in supporting roles. Some of TCs […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 1 :Reorganisation of Chinese Military

In 2017, 18 Group Armies (GA, similar to Corps in other militaries) were reorganised into 13 GAs. Air Force, Navy, Rocket forces are being included in these new GAs under new designations. Previously 7 Military Regions(MR) have been converted into five Theater Commands (TC) Northern, Southern, Central, Eastern and Western.  Space, Cyber and Electronic warfare […]

Order of Battle of Chinese Armed Forces

I started researching about ORBAT (Order of Battle) of India, China and Pakistan in earnest after I started writing a military thriller Kaalkut. My aim at first was just to get a somewhat detailed idea of the forces which could be used to write a realistic scenario, but it turned in to a detailed project […]

Kaalkut. Chapter 24.

16 April 2020 Beijing. Sachin Kumar was happy that he had managed to take a day off to see the city and take some pictures after a long time. He had bought his Canon mirrorless DSLR few months back after he was posted to the Indian consulate in Beijing. After settling in his work routine, […]