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by pushkar.bhat
31 Mar 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2517
Views: 302772

Re: Military Flight Safety

Twitter says pilot is safe. Awaiting formal confirmation.
by pushkar.bhat
17 Mar 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 7093

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: 3047
Views: 423858

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: 39520

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: 39520

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: 171989

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: 492998

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: 171989

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: 171989

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: 171989

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: 875702

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: 875702

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: 875702

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: 913
Views: 36240

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: 875702

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: 169923

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: 913
Views: 36240

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: 148
Views: 46201

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: 2517
Views: 302772

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: 4047
Views: 633780

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: 4047
Views: 633780

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: 875702

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: 2517
Views: 302772

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: 4036
Views: 680989

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

This plan "B" was a crazy idea. Thank god we didn't have to execute it.
by pushkar.bhat
23 Sep 2018 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 46201

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Hmmm very possible that his assailants were indeed Martians. You can save men from fellow humans but Martians it's impossible to escape.
by pushkar.bhat
11 Sep 2018 23:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 875702

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

I am always intrigued by Indranil's comments on Gun trials. Have never been able to figure out what is the something needed from IAF?
by pushkar.bhat
02 Sep 2018 20:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416375

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

nam wrote:Hope DRDO quickly brings out 1500hp version of these engines. That should clear probably one of the biggest roadblock for commonality for Arjun with T-90.

The German MTU engine.


Sir this will happen hopefully in the near future.
by pushkar.bhat
10 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 875702

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

IAF has a history of doing all the assembly that HAL does at Bangalore. 1 BRD Kanpur and 3 BRD in Chandigarh have a stellar history of delivery. They have delivered on the Mid Life Upgrades of AN-32's and MI-17's respectively. The IAF will be building the LCA at cost, so they reduce the cost per uni...
by pushkar.bhat
20 May 2018 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 826956

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Slightly OT. I was wondering if anyone is monitoring INSV Tarini. The Sailing vessel with 6 IN Women officers on board has completed the circumnavigation and returned to home base Goa. Currently anchored off Goa port. Official Flag-in ceremony by CNS and RM tomorrow.

Twitter Link
by pushkar.bhat
24 Mar 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680989

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

All Paratroopers have backup chutes but accidents do unfortunately happen.
by pushkar.bhat
23 Feb 2018 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

http://www.news18.com/news/world/maldives-announces-election-in-september-president-abdul-yameen-welcomes-move-1670133.html Maldives Announces Election in September, President Abdul Yameen Welcomes Move The government also invited all international stakeholders to observe the process and also “urge...
by pushkar.bhat
20 Feb 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I say chaps if we want the fence to be secure, then we need to have our bi-laterals funded and resourced. That investment will deliver far greater returns than half a sqn of Rambha's.
by pushkar.bhat
20 Feb 2018 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

One day once this situation clears up I want to share my perspective on how we may reached here. Current alinetion of Maldives is not all evil Yameen design or clever thinking by the Huns. It's also got a fair bit of bad karma and procastranation from south and north block.
by pushkar.bhat
20 Feb 2018 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

All actions which curtail freedom's of the citizens are now illegal. That itself is a tricky situation. Anything and everything he now does is like driving a nail in his coffin. So Yameen is now officially on a very slippery path.
by pushkar.bhat
19 Feb 2018 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

SL pressure known.Tightening the vice.Uniform no.1 to quote the Bard, " is a lean and hungry man, such men are dangerous"! Maldivian constitution requires the p'ment to endorse the SOE I think after 2 weeks or so. Famous Q."Can the centre hold?" Tadpole is relying hugely on Sino...
by pushkar.bhat
19 Feb 2018 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Few important developments have taken place in the last 24 hours. 1. Parliament was called to endorse the State of Emergency in Maldives. The Opposition boycotted and then they moved the discussions to a High Power Committee. Even the meeting of this committee had to be extended to 2000 Hrs. Seems e...
by pushkar.bhat
19 Feb 2018 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I say don't use force. The protest are already spreading to the other atolls. There have been large scale protests in Addu Atoll over the last 3 days. Just allow the opposition to keep at it. Police will get stretched sooner or later. I expect that in the days to come Maj Gen Shiyam will tell the AG...
by pushkar.bhat
19 Feb 2018 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Yameen has now moved to the Majlis to get the State of Emergency extended by an additional 15 days. The Majlis meeting is happening under tight security with Press and Observers not being allowed to the venue due to security concerns.
by pushkar.bhat
19 Feb 2018 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 125082

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Twitter chats with folks in Maldives gives me the impression that the guys on the ground want Massive Indian investments. They complain that they need to import everything from india right from bricks to aggregates and despite that we don't invest into them. Other asked for help to take care of thei...

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