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by pushkar.bhat
06 Apr 2020 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4112
Views: 748034

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

No Drones will not necessarily solve the problem. All I can say is that the loss was very unfortunate.
by pushkar.bhat
06 Apr 2020 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4112
Views: 748034

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

I heard its 1 boy from 4 PARA and 4 from 8 JAT. Let's wait for an official release.
by pushkar.bhat
02 Feb 2020 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4098
Views: 946990

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Sulur is acting as a forming up base for Tejas, just as Pune was the form up base for all SU-30 units. Plus proximity to BLR also will allow quick turn around from HAL BLR if required.
by pushkar.bhat
31 Jan 2020 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4151
Views: 708442

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Ops Torchlight is well documented in Sri Lankan military literature. Indian army flew in an aid to civil power role even as the Sri Lankan army was fighting the internal insurgency.
by pushkar.bhat
29 Jan 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2337
Views: 675117

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Which Indian company is entrusted to manufacture actuator ? Hoping they go on to make it big and enter global stage in some years.


No need to expose the name right now. First we need to get them the Nazar ka tika and the Kala thread. :)
by pushkar.bhat
27 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4151
Views: 708442

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Question for Experts: I have always wondered, why there are no war stories of valor and sacrifice from IPKF campaign except maybe inside war colleges and some Libraries. Most of us know about 1948,62,65,71 and 99 but there is hardly any narrative about IPKF in SL. No movie, no war dispatches, hardl...
by pushkar.bhat
18 Jan 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 68274

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

How much would a centreline fuel tank add to the weight of the clean aircraft with full internal fuel tanks?
by pushkar.bhat
15 Jan 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2688
Views: 621854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

OT but I do not think India has the luxury anymore., Of having a defensive posture vs China and offensive against the pakis.. if fight is only in IOR India has advantages and disadvantages as well.. how are you going open a flank at China's vulnerable eastern sea board with land and air forces .. ?...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Jan 2020 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1002
Views: 181498

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

If they want a 12 LACM VLS with 18 Torpedo then they are looking at 4000T class submarine and a conventional submarine of such class will have limitations in many aspects ......They are better off going nuclear for such boats. Even the latest Australian sub proposed by France Shortfin Barracuda is ...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Jan 2020 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 68274

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Amazing momentum to the test campaign. This is good news. News from #NLCA campaign is both NP1 & NP2 have completed 12 cycles of arrested landings & ski-jump take-offs from #INSVikramaditya. Today both have performed 3 each, while yesterday 2+3. So, 1 (Day 1)+2+3 (Day 2)+3+3 (Day 3)=12. Both...
by pushkar.bhat
14 Jan 2020 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 68274

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

I would be happy if we just had one flight of NLCA as ordered generating data for the TEDBF. The experience we will get will be worth gold. Not many can claim that they have an indigenously developed aircraft that takes off from an indigenous aircraft carrier - Not even china. The only other countri...
by pushkar.bhat
10 Jan 2020 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

They need to first place orders for C295's. The Government has no money to pay the bill. The C295 with the Rotodome will be a logical next step after that.
by pushkar.bhat
09 Jan 2020 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Good find. The radome in the thesis is 9.1m dia. IIRC, the one that DRDO was making is 10m isn't it..??


Yes Jay, 10M diameter and 2M height. About 1500 Kg Weight and transparent to L and S-Band from what I recollect.
by pushkar.bhat
08 Jan 2020 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

kit wrote:Interestingly the A330 AWACS that India builds would fit RAF requirements quite well

What say , if India offers the A330 AWACS to the UK ? :D


Will they have the money to pay up? We have enough NPA's in the banking sector.
by pushkar.bhat
08 Jan 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Interesting read. This is a Bachelor Thesis on AWACS Static Loads. https://e-archivo.uc3m.es/bitstream/handle/10016/27771/TFG_Alejandro_Muniz_Luis_2017.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y And then there is another published paper https://www.asdjournal.org/public/Proceedings/IFASD_2017/IFASD-2017-006.pdf...
by pushkar.bhat
08 Jan 2020 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I will not be surprised if we see the India AWACS Bird operational on an earlier date. I would not be surprised if we had a copy of the chapati with us courtsey the French and had already worked out the integration of the Antena segments into the structure. Moreover, if the load is a non-moving stat...
by pushkar.bhat
02 Jan 2020 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4624
Views: 855225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The "Wires" are not wires but some cotton ropes holding that airspeed thingy in place.
by pushkar.bhat
24 Nov 2019 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Nam A320 and A330 are two different class of aircraft. The Airbus 320 is a narrow body single aisle while the A330 is a Wide Body twin-aisle. The commonality of parts will be limited. So we cannot buy it under the Indigo contract for cheap and modify it.
by pushkar.bhat
20 Nov 2019 10:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 161003

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

My two pence on how these programs will play out. I think we will have only two main programs. The Single engined Fighter (Light/Medium Weight) and a Twin engined program. LCA MK2 or MWF Single engined fighter will be the first one and that is pretty much on its way to the project realization phase....
by pushkar.bhat
30 Sep 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 335755

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Report's indicate that large number of Pakistani Mercenaries among those killed or captured in Saudi-Yemen war in Najran. Reports indicate that 3 Saudi Army Brigades have surrendered with their equipment to the Houti Rebels. Gen Rahil Sharif the Ex-Pak Army Chief is the commander of the Saudi lead f...
by pushkar.bhat
17 Sep 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3422
Views: 551157

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

For sure the 12th Inf Div's win at Longewala is an absolute IA Myth. Let's accept the fact that Maj KC Chandpuri and his troop had dug the deepest foxhole they could dig (and rightly so). The Pak Army's 22nd Cavalary was a formidable unit with the firepower at its disposal. A company of the 23rd Pun...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4624
Views: 855225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The "why" is the deeper design experience that you can never gain by assembly or building the airframe. It's about why you designed a certain thing in a particular way. Why helps define specs, select and develop materials for a specific application and drives the design of the aircraft. I ...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We need to remember that Airbus was the winner of both the rounds of the US MRTT bids. The program was canceled because the politicians did not get their preferred vendor in the winning spot. A-330 MRTT is a fine aircraft. Its combat-proven and already used by over a half a dozen countries. India ha...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4624
Views: 855225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My point is that I never expected and still don't expect a single shot approval of the entire ₹ 10000 Cr Budget. Never happened in the past. Moreover, I believe we do have a very high level of mastery on a large number of the basic technologies involved in the development of IMRH. We also have India...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4624
Views: 855225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

₹ 10000 Cr R&D Budget for IMRH. I guess HAL did not get that money for the second Tejas line. The figure needs to be checked.
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38872

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

An Armed HTT-40 has only one utility - as a trainer. You can train pilots to use weapons using a low-cost platform. SMART is aimed at meeting this very purpose.
by pushkar.bhat
15 Sep 2019 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648413

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

@Phillip A-330 for Indian AWACS and IL-76 for Phalcon. Indian AWACS better based on the A-330.
by pushkar.bhat
14 Sep 2019 12:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 161003

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What role will naval tejas serve if it is inducted? With navy wanting 57 twin engine MRCA in the form of mig 29k, f-18, naval raf, even if naval tejas is inducted in limited numbers of say 20 aircraft, how will it be used? As a fleet air defense fighter. Or will it replace the jag maritime strike a...
by pushkar.bhat
09 Sep 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2610
Views: 718056

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

In fact, IAF should keep the SA3 units around as a strategic reserve for as long as possible. Their UHF radars offer good capability against VLO threats due to bands used. I say just convert the old Missiles into Rockets and line them up against Lahore or Sialkot or the nearest Paki Cantt you get. ...
by pushkar.bhat
07 Sep 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4624
Views: 855225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I think if and when the KA-226 gets inducted it will be handed over to the MT section as a staff helicopter :)
by pushkar.bhat
07 Sep 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 335755

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

My initial thoughts were that Lahore is vital to transportation in Pakistan therefore, the Pak Army would defend it with vehement ferocity. Looking at the following map ( https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Pakistan_Railways_Network_Map.png , it seems like Lahore can be bypassed wit...
by pushkar.bhat
06 Sep 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 335755

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I wonder how Pakistan plans to defend Lahore if the war was to break out between India and Pakistan. With its Eastern limits now crossing Batapur Or Dograi, this city is effectively undefendable. Will the Paki's leave the citizens of Lahore to their own accord in case of war. At the same time, the c...
by pushkar.bhat
04 Sep 2019 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 104096

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Asking a fundamental question. Will S4 be a sea-going beast or like S1 a shore-based Test Bed for the 190 MW reactor?
by pushkar.bhat
31 Mar 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2604
Views: 354237

Re: Military Flight Safety

Twitter says pilot is safe. Awaiting formal confirmation.
by pushkar.bhat
17 Mar 2019 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 11665

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

As RM Manohar Parikar had to fight multiple battles. He will forever be remembered for his contributions to the country. Had the honor of flying with him as a co-passenger from Goa to Delhi on an Indigo Flight. He was a very humble and unassuming individual who worked for the people. Every time a Te...
by pushkar.bhat
05 Mar 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3783
Views: 651384

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Pakistan subjected Wing Commander Abhinandan to loud music & bright lights to break him https://theprint.in/defence/pakistan-subjected-wing-commander-abhinandan-to-loud-music-bright-lights-to-break-him/201098/ also pic appears on SM where he seems to have been subjected to narco test Sufi music...
by pushkar.bhat
28 Feb 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 48437

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Immi just announced that Abhi will be released tomorrow.
link
by pushkar.bhat
28 Feb 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 48437

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Trump says there's "reasonably decent" news on the India-Pakistan conflict and "hopefully" it's coming to an end.
Link to Bloomberg report
Link to the tweet
by pushkar.bhat
20 Feb 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 209640

Re: Pulwama Attack

https://www.ssbcrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/main-qimg-ad1e6390f682aa35c32e93dc261248ee-c.jpg Here is one more bit. 11 years in the Army and retired as a captain? What gives? Can any of our service veterans explain, what I am missing. Raghu Raman was commissioned in 1986. Back then you got y...
by pushkar.bhat
18 Feb 2019 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 570305

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

sanjaykumar wrote:To be fair radio licences were only phased out in 1971 in Britain. They were ostensibly to fund radio programming unlike advertisements in the US


BTW You still have a TV License in UK. Speaking of India - I think we have moved forward on that one.

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