Kaalkut Chapter 33 – Excerpt

Gujarat Coast Day 2. 03:55 Hours A flight of eight maritime Jaguars belonging to No. 6 Squadron “Dragons” had taken off from Jamnagar around an hour back and were flying westwards over the blue waves barely 50 meters below them. Pilots of these aircraft had trained to fly over land too at a similar height, […]

Kaalkut Chapter 32 – Excerpt

Fuk Che and Demchok Day 1, 11:00 Hours Indian positions in Fuk Che and Demchok held by 70th Infantry and 79th Mountain Infantry brigades were faring slightly better than those in DBO. PLA had attacked these two positions with two Combined Arms Brigades (CABs), 12th and 182nd supported by elements of 76th Artillery Brigade belonging […]

Kaalkut Chapter 30 – Excerpt

Skies Over PoJK Day 1. 06:10 Hours Pakistan Air Force had sent fourteen Mirage-III and Mirage-V jets belonging to 15th and 25th squadrons from Rafiqui airbase to attack Indian ground targets. Eight F-16Cs of the 5th squadron and six JF-17s of the 2nd Squadron from Jacobabad airbase were flying with them to provide air cover. […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 2: Anti Tank, Air Defence & Army Aviation units and weapons

This section covers some of the components (can’t remember the right word for it at the moment) of Pakistani army like regiments, armour and anti-tank units. There is surprisingly little information about even basic information like infantry regiments of Pakistani army and a lot of data is missing.   Anti Tank  Pakistani Army utilises dedicated vehicle […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 1: Structure of Pakistani Army

Pakistan army picture

“Most countries have an army, but Pakistan’s army has a country”  is a popular saying which to be fair, is also somewhat true for many other unstable countries in Africa and the Middle-east. What makes Pakistan unique is how it’s armed forces have successfully controlled all aspects of the statecraft and internal politics for so […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 6: Navy

chinese navy

China has invested a lot of resources and efforts on scaling up its navy in terms of quality and quantity both. Need for wide scale reforms in PLA was felt after a war with Vietnam in 1979. Gulf War of 1999 and Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1995 made CPC realise the importance of having a […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 5: Air Force

PLA AIR FORCE ORBAT & STRUCTURE In December 2011, PLAAF started creation of Air Brigade structure by upgrading 14 existing Air Regiment (AR) HQs and abolished 4 existing Air Division HQs. All the brigades were assigned to one of four Bases New Command Structure for fighter and ground attack aircraft is as following: PLAAF HQ […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 4: Rocket Forces

PLA Ballistic missiles

Formerly the 2nd Artillery Corps, PLA Rocket Force is now considered a separate service branch in itself with 90,000 to 1,20,000 personnel. It seems like TCs in their respective areas may command some of the resources of certain units belonging to PLARF. Its HQ is located at the Qinghe Compound in Beijing and is commanded […]