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by Anantz
28 Sep 2010 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The article is kind of shaky! I mean American ‘Bell Helicopter’ and Italian ‘ Agusta Westland’ have withdrawn their bids for the 197 Advance Light Helicopters (ALH) :shock: seriously? And it has been well known that only Kamov and Eurocopter had sent their aircrafts for field trials which was done a...
by Anantz
28 Sep 2010 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 128044

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Anantz - another set of brilliant posts. Thank you for sharing the information about the geography in the area. As for the Oct-December period - IIRC, that is the time IA mounts the Operational Alert on the border. Thanks Rohit Sir! :) I am sure they do it then, like I said most of the fighter sort...
by Anantz
28 Sep 2010 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 128044

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I am not sure either party will be in a favorable position then. The only option for RECON can be SAR sats such as RISAT I guess. With the Tibetan terrain pretty much denuded of any inhabitation or Vegetation, it could be easier to spot anything there. On our side, we have a National Park right upto...
by Anantz
28 Sep 2010 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 128044

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Do you remember lot of mil activity during the years 1986, 1987 and 1988. what was the activity in the Arunachal area. What is terrain on the other side. We need details about the Tibet area. Sorry sir, I was too young to understand anything then! :) My memory stretches back till around Mid 90s. I ...
by Anantz
28 Sep 2010 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 128044

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

What is terrain from Sikkim to Lhasa. Where are the difficulties and what is alternate route from Tawang. What kind of force is required to reach Lhasa if Air Dominance is achieved. How far can Indian forces cut off the supply lines feeding the PLA garrisons/supply depot in Tibet from Chengdu and e...
by Anantz
27 Sep 2010 18:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 128044

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I am no expert on the matter, but I am from the North East and I am pretty much aware of the IA ground positions there and the nature of the terrain. First and foremost, the terrain in the Himalayas is unforgiving. Doesn't matter if we read about Tanks being deployed in North Sikkim, the part where ...
by Anantz
16 Sep 2010 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1047958

Re: China Military Watch

Hi Yantra, I didnt take the Y-5 into factor because it is an almost obsolete light aircraft useful mainly for communications purpose, with a useful load of 2140 kg and at the max 12 passengers I didn't factor it for military airlift. Also the 10 figure for IL-76 MD, is what i have taken from SIPRI a...
by Anantz
15 Sep 2010 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1047958

Re: China Military Watch

As per current assessments, PLA has the capacity to air transport approximate a division plus (15,000 troops) in one go and air drop a regiment worth (3,000 troops) in a single airlift. Its heli-lift capacity is nearly two battalions in a single lift. This capability was on display during exercise ...
by Anantz
15 Sep 2010 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790681

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Ok for the sake of convenience I collected the data on the internet and as per SIPRI this is the total Mi-8/17 series helicopters that we have procured so far. Mi-8 – 1971-1972: 20 Mi-8 – 1979-1982: 80 Mi-17 – 1984-1989: 53 Mi-17 – 2000-2001: 40 As per ‘Warbirds of India’ the total known helicopter ...
by Anantz
08 Sep 2010 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Singha wrote:I dont recall usaf F16 coming to india for exercise.


Have u forgotten Cope India 2006 Singhaji? I think we were hosting close to 12 at Kalaikunda then!
by Anantz
06 Jul 2010 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1040650

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Notice the new landing gear for Naval LCA, I hope these are the new high strength light weight ones which are gonna help bring down the Empty weight of the LCA!
by Anantz
16 Jun 2010 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 97376

Re: LCA News and Discussions

In fact during operation "Poomalai" I think it was called when An-32s airdropped supplies into Jaffna in 1987 or whatever and the Mirage 2000s that provided support had just their internal cannons and maybe heat seeking missiles!. I think they used only Magic Missiles because they were ca...
by Anantz
09 Jun 2010 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 939715

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The IBG was taken to mean Integrated Battle Group, since when has it been rechristened as Independent Brigade Group? AFAIK, the IBG was assumed by most to be a somewhat Division sized force (Eight in total), raised to deliver multiple cuts inside Pakistan. Here in the above article he has taken the ...
by Anantz
08 Jun 2010 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Saw about 5-6 Fighter may be more, not sure but not looking like MKI or MIG-29 or Mig-21. Look like Rafale to me, lots of clouds unable to get the clear view. Those were F-16s, a total of 6 of them took off this morning around 9 am. It was reported on BRF that they had landed yesterday at around 2:...
by Anantz
02 Jun 2010 17:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824045

Re: LCA news and discussion

ANyone in Bangalore spotted this Bird. I did, I did! :mrgreen: Saw it take of... followed by another bird. This was preceded by a flight of another LCA. Shortly after the first one, two LCAs flew with the LSP-4 in the lead, took of and vanished away. Also caught a Jaguar doing a round, probably an ...
by Anantz
27 May 2010 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 546609

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I am not a guru.. but AFAIK a WSO is not a pilot. He is just that, a WSO, and does not normally have wings. And in most cases, for dedicated two seat attack fighters, the rear cockpit have their control sticks removed to be replaced by weapons controls. Atleast it is the case with F-18F as per comme...
by Anantz
22 May 2010 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1688
Views: 205421

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

@ Stan In Sikkim, bhutias were always a minority, right from the first census held in the independent kingdom, the Nepali speaking population of Sikkim was almost 70-80%, and it has always been such. The Bhutias were the minority ruling elite of Sikkim who migrated to the lower himalayas from the Kh...
by Anantz
09 May 2010 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 462903

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

where are we looking at airlifting 3-4 divisions and their equipment at short notice to build up local superiority? Well we did airlift a division worth troops in 1987 over a short period of time didnt we? And that was over 2 decades ago, when things were much more different. Today with Cold start ...
by Anantz
09 May 2010 10:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 462903

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

India already has a formidable Airlift capacity. Gilles, considering the highly technical info that you normally post on BRF, would you care to elaborate how having 17 IL 76 bestows India with a formidable Airlift Capacity considering we have a 1.4 million strong army? U surely are using this argum...
by Anantz
29 Apr 2010 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 134359

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Man this new look sucks! Can we please have the old look back... The older one looked pretty formal and that was what held BR forum above the rest of the other forums. Please please revert back to the old look! :((
by Anantz
28 Apr 2010 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 15246

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

May 8th is OK for me too... Lunch would be fine for me.. but no issues with dinner too... :)
by Anantz
23 Apr 2010 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824045

Re: LCA news and discussion

The bird flew at around 10:25; was followed by a chase aircraft, sounded more like a Jaguar, but could also be another LCA, didnt get a good glimpse of the 2nd aircraft. But the first one was definitely the LCA. Lets hope we hear some good news soon. Oh and it hasn't returned yet and it already been...
by Anantz
20 Apr 2010 17:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790681

Re: LCH discussion

Caught the LCH doing a couple of rounds above HAL airport just now. It was accompanied by a chase Dhruv. After 3 - 4 rounds, the Dhruv gave way and the LCH started flying solo, it flew a circle towards Leela palace side and turned around towards the airport. Was an awesome site... The chopper sure l...
by Anantz
13 Apr 2010 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 15246

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

I am in! Please count me in and just lemme know if I can be of any help!

Cheers,
Anant
by Anantz
11 Apr 2010 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 939715

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

rohit, could you help us identify IA's amphib units, if there are any that train for that role regularly? There is one Infantry Brigade tasked for amphib. role and one more was to come up in Trivandrum...I don't remember the numbers...let me check The brigade was mentioned as 91 Infantry Brigade ba...
by Anantz
11 Feb 2010 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1688
Views: 205421

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

If India sends the Indian Nepalis back to Nepal they will fight and throw out the Nepali Maoists there. Pardon my ignorance, but what on Earth do u mean by sending the Indian Nepalis back??? Indian Nepalis are by Nationality Indian if they are suppose to go back, it would be to India and not Nepal ...
by Anantz
05 Feb 2010 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 151811

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Tension boils as police lathicharge pro-gorkhaland student outfits in Siliguri!

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 536969.cms
by Anantz
04 Feb 2010 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 525195

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

@Bhayana: Kindly type your statements outside the [quotes], from the above cant make the difference which one is quoted and which one is your answer.

Cheers!
by Anantz
04 Feb 2010 14:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 525195

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

@ Rohitvats Compairing both the M777 and the SLWH Pegasus, which one do you think would be more ideally suited for IA requirements? While the M777 would be light weight making it able to be carried into battlefield most probably by even the Mi17; the SLWH is a tad heavy only able to be carried by th...
by Anantz
04 Feb 2010 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH
Replies: 27
Views: 3955

Re: LCH

IB4TL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Anantz
02 Feb 2010 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824045

Re: LCA news and discussion

Saw it too, was doing really tight turns over the HAL area. Seemed more like scissor maneuver! But it was awesome... n really quick!
by Anantz
31 Jan 2010 14:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 759658

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

lakshya yinjin /= nirbhay yinjin. Hey guys I was comparing the Lakshya's indeginous engine and the jet engine used in the Tomahawk cruise missile. These are the figures for both the engines as per wiki and an old Hindu article on PTAE-7 (used in the Lakshya PTA) PTAE-7 (Lakshya) F-107 (Tomahawk) Th...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1159652

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I doubt China will ever will be able to take over the Andamans just by deploying some ships and submarines off of it. For one, the ships will be cannon fodder for our Sukhois based out of Car Nicobar, not to mention their subs ambushed just at the opening of the Malaca Straits by our fleet of relati...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1159652

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Well I get the point Sum-ji.... I was just pointing out something that didnt add up in Shiv Aroor's report. As far as availability of Operational subs are concerned, yes I agree they are quite different from what is there on paper. Especially factoring the serviceability of various subs in the IN fl...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 14:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IL 76 MF has a payload capacity of 60 tonnes, C 17 Globe master III - 160000 pounds (72 Tonnes) Don't just go by the numbers alone, elsewhere in the forum, there has been a detailed discussion on the same. For instance, the C-17 can haul an Arjun MBT all the way to Leh which cannot be achieved by e...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

In the Indian context, where Tankers will not be operating too far away from forward bases that too well within defended airspace, it makes more sense to have more number of platforms with slightly less offloading fuel than less number of platforms with large fuel capacity. I read somewhere, that th...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 14:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1159652

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The IN has mentioned "operationally capable" SSKs(not just number of subs) and is clearly not including SSNs/SSBNs which interestingly is mentioned as only 1 in service in 2015, which would be the Akula meaning the Arihant is unsure by 2015?? ( as per the IN doc shown on TV):-? I beg to d...
by Anantz
19 Jan 2010 12:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1159652

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The math seriously doesn’t add up. As per the India Today article, if we start retiring the Kilos as per 2013 date for the oldest sub(which was inducted in April ’86), the average life would be 27 years for a single Kilo. At that rate, by December 2015, we would have only 5 Kilos left (Since 2 each ...
by Anantz
18 Jan 2010 14:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824045

Re: LCA news and discussion

Yup it was doing multiple low level and tight passes over the HAL airfield... That too with quite a loud bang! Surely must have pulled some pretty high 'G's as the radius was quite short and at quite a good speed. Reminded me of Aero India... Hope we hear something big soon! :twisted:
by Anantz
03 Nov 2009 16:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 963973

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Please tell exactly what are the dramatic improvements that had happened to C-130J compared to C-130 - a transport plane with a cargo hold, cockpit, tyres and engines. Well if you haven't checked the specs mentioned for the C-130J that India is buying, its EW suite and its avionics, it is more akin...

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