Life After The Indian Hunting Ban

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  1. Bullhunter

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    That is absoluty correct, sir.

    And:
    Thank you for your explanations.
    Thank you for that statement.
     
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    No problem , man :)
    This guy ( Mr. Rahman ) was my grandpa's PH 60 years ago . If someone tries to frame him because of a stupid mistake l made , then It's my duty to stand up for him . I might not be the most polite guy here and yeah , some times my posts can be a little childish and anger other members , but l won't stand some one trying to paint an innocent guy as a liar when everything that guy says matches with what we ( the international hunting world ) know , as facts.
    For example , a few days ago , in one of your interviews , Mr. Rahman made a comment that 12g Slugs won't go usually more that 6 inches into a bengal tiger's body at thirty feet . I had searched EVERYWHERE looking for a book to verify this . I found no evidence supporting it ( because most of us Western hunters who left autobiographies went after 'em with a rifle back in the old days ) , but no evidence contradicting it either , until l started looking into the muscle densities and bone densities of these big kitties . It was only then , that l realized that he's actually right. Slugs work on leopards for body shots :) but not tigers :( . You gotta head shoot them .
     

  3. Bullhunter

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    Dear Mister Delgado,
    thank you for your statement.
    I think: Now everything is clear.

    Please: Keep us informed, then your book is beeing published.
    Then I will bring my article (see "my" other thread: Interview...).

    Best wishes.

    F.
     

  4. saifattari

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    Dear PS Raghav aka Dr. Parashant Singh,

    Its nice to see you are active on this forum. I guess its important for the members of this forum to know who you are and your back ground. I urge everyone here to read this article..
    https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...sed-hunters/story-GnJeCBHK4depkdOIl8ve9O.html

    As for your responses to Mr. Rahman's articles, I fully understand where youre coming from, However I dont think your responses are going to be fully appreciated just yet. like one of the members said: Facts, those inconvenient things that get in the way of a good story.

    I am going to personally refrain from a debate, however I would like to clarify a few things here. As far as imported of arms into India, its not BANNED and never have been. A ban would mean no import at all. Import of weapons have been restricted since the early 1980's. This means a license holder must seek for permission to Import. Import permits are given basis a few rules, mainly for sport shooting. I am not claiming its a cake walk but I personally have imported multiple guns in the last few years.

    I live in India and take offence to a few things that Mr. Rahman has said. We are a secular democratic country and have been since we got our freedom in 1947. I am sure in time to come, things will get clearer...

    Regards
    Saif Attari
     

  5. saifattari

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    on a separate note:

    Mr. Rahman, please remove the photographs you have posted from The Last White Hunter by Joshua Mathew OR correct the description of these.. I had a word with the author and he is extremely upset that you have used his photographs (WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION). Maybe Hoss Delgado can help you sort this mess out.

    I mean no disrespect, but articles and threads remain here for a long long time, and I would definitely not want them to mislead other members who may chance upon this at a later date.

    Regrads
    Saif
     

  6. Kawshik Rahman

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    They were removed long ago. I am currently at work and will reply to this thread in a few hours
     

  7. Red Leg

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    Let’s see, you brought it up and you stated that the 30-06 was still used by the US military. In the spirit of getting “facts” straight, which you and our Indian friend seem obsessed with, I simply noted that was nonsense.

    It is interesting to see the passions of the sub-continent playing out in microcosm on this thread. All we need is an angry member of the People’s Republic of China to weigh in. I am not a resident of India, but have visited often on business - usually Delhi. Hunting and shooting, because of my interests, were occasionally a topic of conversation when business matters or politics paled. The destruction of firearms (even most educated Indians seemed to have had no idea of the wonderful armories of the Maharajah class ever existed), the near impossibility of owning a firearm, and the demise of hunting were observations that tracked very closely with Mr. Rahman’s comments.

    I must have missed the gunshops. And good luck finding a steak.
     
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  8. Bullhunter

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    Sir, that is your opinion, Sir, but not the reality, "Mister General".
     

  9. Red Leg

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    When someone struggles with another language, it is difficult to tell if they are being deliberately sarcastic, insulting, or merely obtuse. You'll forgive me if I find it amusing that a German (?) national is determined to lecture an American professional soldier about the arms of his trade. But seriously, what weapon was an American Special Forces soldier carrying that was chambered in 30-06? There is no such weapon type classified in our inventory and no ammunition for such a non-existent weapon. And if we did, a '06 would hardly be a subject of classified information. So I am genuinely curious. What was it and what was its use?
     
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  10. saifattari

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    Its absolutely the last thing I would want to see on this forum.. I apologise for inadvertently indulging in it.

    Sir, I am sending you a few links to your articles that still have photos that dont belong to you.. These may have skipped your attention when deleting the others. Please do remove them.
    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/the-shikari-who-slew-81-panthers-is-not-finished-yet.53542/
    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/a-seventy-year-dream-come-true.53511/
    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/a-day-after-the-indian-crocodile.53578/

    Once again, I want to make it very clear to everyone, the authenticity of the stories and experiences of Mr. Rahman are not my concern, its the photographs used and the false claims made with respect to who they capture I have an issue with... I am sure everyone here will agree with me on this one.

    I really wish that Mr. Rahman were allowed to share the actual images. I for one am looking forward to Hoss Delgados book or articles with the real pictures..

    Regards
    Saif
     

  11. Kawshik Rahman

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    I have sent a message to the moderators a few hours ago. Given our time difference , it should be fixed by today. When l return to my hotel , l will also reply to this thread in a proper manner.
     

  12. PSRaghav

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    Had a busy day
    Just spoke to Mr Lakhpat Singh Rawat
    He has NEVER HEARD of you Mr Rehman
    He has also asked me to convey to you to remove all his photographs
    In case the moderators wish . They can take Me Lakhpat"s mobile number from me and contact him directly

    As for Neelgai. Since you have lived in India . You must be aware that killing Neelgai is considered Sacrilidge by most Hindus .
     

  13. Kawshik Rahman

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    Like you , l have work too.
    I will reply when l go home
     

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    You are welcome to call Lakhpat as well Sir and give my reference
     

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    Without any offense, I have to say that this reminds me of some of my crew that came on the rig, after having a successful interview with HR upon sending application for job
    Interviewed on job details, and English skills. And passed with flying colors!

    Coming on job, they cannot say a word in english, although it is also contractual obligation of theirs.

    I will not say nationality to avoid verbal fights. But in such cases telephone interview with hr was always done by relatives, cousins, or friends who speak english, presenting themself as person applying for job.

    But, bottom line, telephone call (interview) is not a proof of anything, without positive ID. Video conference, via skype or similar is more reliable, but again not hard proof or evidence of identity.

    Such extreme reactions are rarely seen here, (to prove or disprove minor irrelevant details as of 50 years ago, that caused damage to no one, by statements from third persons), extreme reaction, which I find completely without a cause, except it is based on personal grounds, for personal reasons.

    But maybe I am wrong. In that case I appologize.

    But, I do hope, Sir, that after the dust of this issue settles, that you will remain on the forum and contribute with your good experience, and positive input! India is great country and I am sure we can learn a lot from you!

    In the mean time I noticed that you still havent answered my earlier question:
    How would you comment on (alledged) fact, that in India in 70-ies, all privately owned imported rifles and guns have been confiscated and possibly scrapped, following hunting ban?
    Probably without compensation to owners?

     

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    All privately owned guns confiscated ?
    I still own my greatgradfather's .32 bore Browning pistol . The old model .
    Yes the quota for owning weapons .....like Atari correctly pointed out was reduced to 3 plus 1 per member of the family (where the plus one was a 22 ) . I retained a big bore rifle, a 12 bore shotgun , a pistol and a ,22 rifle.
    As mentioned earlier
    All my weapons are imported .
    No one is forced to use IOF products
     

  17. Bullhunter

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    Sir, "Mister General" :), if you dont know it...
     

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    I joined this forum in 2014
    I have no personal agenda here .
    I do object to distortion of facts and also (like Atari correctly pointed out) to the use of those photographs claimed by Mr Rehman as from his personal collection as they violate copyright
     

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    @Bullhunter

    I am not "a general", but please share this information with us! On my side, I am aware only of older rifles 30-06 used in state protocol.
     

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    So, you are being deliberately sarcastic. That makes you little more than a troll doesn’t it. I was surprised Mr. Rahman was wasting his time with you. I won’t any longer.
     
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