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by pushkar.bhat
20 Nov 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 119782

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: 962
Views: 259320

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: 3058
Views: 420427

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: 4348
Views: 732343

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: 3032
Views: 586151

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: 4348
Views: 732343

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: 4348
Views: 732343

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: 126
Views: 25512

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: 3032
Views: 586151

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 119782

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: 1911
Views: 505677

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: 4348
Views: 732343

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: 962
Views: 259320

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: 962
Views: 259320

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: 99993

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: 2586
Views: 330021

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: 9010

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: 3361
Views: 525976

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: 43237

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: 43237

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: 190226

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: 531481

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.
by pushkar.bhat
17 Feb 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 190226

Re: Pulwama Attack

Let's start treating PoK Airspace as India airspace and tell the Porki's that we are imposing a no-fly zone. We shoot down anything that flies in that area. That will be a good starting point. Shot down a couple of C-130 air maintenance parties to send in the warning shots. If they dare to pull out ...
by pushkar.bhat
17 Feb 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 190226

Re: Pulwama Attack

There is something lacking in the mentality of the average indian when they actively clamour for "raising the cost" for the enemy as if this were a raid or a skirmish of stealing cows from the days of yore and not war. You burned our men? Well now we will go into your territory and annihi...
by pushkar.bhat
17 Feb 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 190226

Re: Pulwama Attack

The only thing that hurts Pakistan is when they lose strategic depth. Does not matter which border this event happens. It sure will hurt them. If we want to avenge #Pulwama #26/11, #Uri, et al then focus on that single objective. Rest all is tactical.
by pushkar.bhat
03 Jan 2019 16:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I hope and wish someone from ToILet paper is monitoring this thread. :)
by pushkar.bhat
25 Dec 2018 18:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Well said Rakesh. At the end of the day, self-belief counts for something in the story of civilizations. "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi In my business we say get the competition interested in what you are doing, then ge...
by pushkar.bhat
21 Dec 2018 23:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

My guess FOC plus flight with the rejuvenated Kaveri.
by pushkar.bhat
13 Dec 2018 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 927
Views: 46916

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

SL Supreme Court just passed a final ruling stating that the dissolution of the parliament by the president was illegal.

Link to a tweet by a Sri Lankan Reporter

Tweet from Ranil
by pushkar.bhat
04 Dec 2018 13:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

LCA is a chota and yet upgradeable ef solha. This one takes off it will dry up orders for LM. They are smart and recognize this.
by pushkar.bhat
04 Dec 2018 12:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 180378

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

I say they just buy out the fulcrum design with full tooling, and ipr. Switch the engines plus radar and use the bird for mrca and Navy needs. Ideally kaveri and uttam in commonality to a mass produced LCA. The design hAS potential but yes debugging will be needed.a run of 200 units between the two...
by pushkar.bhat
01 Dec 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 927
Views: 46916

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

A lot of people on this forum are assuming that the people of Sri Lanka are rooting for Ranil. Things cannot be further from the truth on that. The differences between Ranil and Srisena effectively has put the entire country's decision-making apparatus in a limbo. Common Sri Lankans are sick of this...
by pushkar.bhat
15 Oct 2018 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 53525

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

apparently, KGB had this policy that their staff could sleep with anyone as long as they made a clean breast of it to their superiors ASAP. took honeytrap out of the equation for hostile agencies for the most part. This policy exists in every service worth its name in salt. If you feel that things ...
by pushkar.bhat
06 Oct 2018 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330021

Re: Military Flight Safety

On Twitter. Microlight from Hindon crashes near Baghpat. Both Pilots are SAFE Added: Looks like in-flight engine failure. The parachute recovery system got deployed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DouFXz3W4AAfDGI.jpg What are these little wasps used for? AOP duties? Any gyan will be welcome.
by pushkar.bhat
06 Oct 2018 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732343

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:No Ka-226 deal this time too.


It seems that the RFP was issued and response received.
by pushkar.bhat
06 Oct 2018 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732343

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

TSarkar, 1. These helis are unlikely to fly out of India. For flying in India they do not need EASA/FAA certification. They require DGCA certification only. 2. Niggles during certification is routine. If any of these were safety critical, there would no certificate issued. 3. VVIP helicopters don't...
by pushkar.bhat
06 Oct 2018 08:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Indranil wrote:Envelop


If they land in Jodhpur with 500 Kilo's fuel on 2 drop tanks they can do a Charbhar and back with a refuel.
by pushkar.bhat
01 Oct 2018 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330021

Re: Military Flight Safety

ANI Reports that a Chetak (CH442) has crash-landed at Rajali base, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu. Crew safe. Damage to main and tail rotors.
Link to the report
by pushkar.bhat
01 Oct 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715130

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

This plan "B" was a crazy idea. Thank god we didn't have to execute it.

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