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by sudeepj
19 Apr 2019 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

UB, One thing I don't understand is how is Abhinandan with minor scratches after the AMRAAM hit the MiG-21 with a 40 lbs warhead? Is the MiG-21 structure so robust that it absorbed all shock from the explosion? Could the missile hit the MiG-21 after it flamed out and Abhi ejected? AMRAAM has a pref...
by sudeepj
18 Apr 2019 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129979

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

Can you please explain this statement further? Or give some links that we can read up on. Only air is transparent to radar. Styrofoam is reasonably good. Composites reflect just because they dielectric constant is so high (even if their loss factor at L & X band is is perfect 0) Haridas ji, I a...
by sudeepj
18 Apr 2019 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 94418

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Cast my vote along with rest of the family. It was peaceful in south chennai constituency. So far in my circle, it was ADMK or Kamalahassan. Mum is a traditional DMK supporter and very religious and despite the recent Veeramani drama on Hindu gods was not enough to sway her. Each party will retain ...
by sudeepj
18 Apr 2019 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 94418

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

1. Voting behavior is sticky, as in once you vote for the same party two times, you are likely to be a life long voter. This explains why congress continues to vote significant percentages.. Its the post independence generation, and the generation scarred by the Janata party experiment. 2. In genera...
by sudeepj
18 Apr 2019 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1013
Views: 81237

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

This is chilling to read.. Dange was supposed to be the 'key link' between the actual bombers the top people who hatched the so called conspiracy.. Here, the ATS got their man, but killed him and dumped his body, that of Kalsangra and yet another third person among the 26/11 bodies?? The conspiracy ...
by sudeepj
18 Apr 2019 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1013
Views: 81237

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Old article.. not sure if this has been posted here. I read it for the first time, so it was new to me. Some rather sensational claims.. https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-story/two-main-accused-in-malegaon-blasts-were-killed-in-police-custody/articleshow/56246242.cms Two main accused ...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2019 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 94418

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Its easy to develop a superiority complex and to appeal to it.. who does not like feeling superior to the unwashed plebs around all the time.. Who would not like to blame 'the other' for all the ills in ones own society. I would not be unnecessarily alarmed, but a sophisticated communication strate...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129979

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

jamwal wrote:Haven't seen any single source confirming that LCA has bigger RCS than Mig-21. It's not possible technically anyway.


At least side on, LCA is bound to be far stealthier than any other plane in IAF inventory. The tail fin is a co-cured, co-bonded composite, totally transparent to radar.
by sudeepj
16 Apr 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 94418

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OT, but I have seen posters supporting bhindranwale in Delhi as well, as 'remember the martyrs' etc. this propaganda has to be countered very strongly, especially by sikhs themselves before it poison's another generation. Most sikhs I know are very nationalistic and comfortable with hindus but ther...
by sudeepj
16 Apr 2019 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 94418

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

WTH is anti sikh bias ? I dislike people who are supremacists and badmouth nation based on secessionist propaganda. Too many Sikhs beleive vehemently that RSS is erasing their religion and are hatefully paranoid against Hindus too. If you can't see it around you, then maybe your circles are not big...
by sudeepj
16 Apr 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Jamming is a possibility. Another is you are ignoring 'friction' in the combat scenario. If the 4-F16s radars are pointed due south trying to ambush the Su30s, relying on the AWACS to alert them to any other threats.. And the Mig21s jump up from behind the Pir Panjal ranges where they are invisible ...
by sudeepj
16 Apr 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159862

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread


Pakistan has 10 awacs now compared to India's 5. Situation is laughably stupid but could be rectified in one year. Please buy a few more embraer and put them in service as the Netra.
by sudeepj
15 Apr 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

This is very different from what I know. Unless war is formally declared - and in this case it wasnt - it requires Controller approval..... Anyways, this incident has too many versions and is too sparse on details. From an Indian perspective, we could have better prepared for it given the time-demo...
by sudeepj
15 Apr 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Strategy comes first, equipment follows and tactics follow that. What is the GoI strategy? To sum up in one sentence, it is to respond with India spectaculars when Pakistan attacks with terror spectaculars. Given that Pakistan will respond, and will have the initiative since we are not defanging Pak...
by sudeepj
14 Apr 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380670

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Rahul , As far has airframe life goes , We have upgraded all the Mirages-2000 airframe and Mig-29 except those that got crashed. And both these airframes are atleast a decade or decade and half older than MKI. So they can always upgrade the airframe and make its life to zero , The current Mirage an...
by sudeepj
13 Apr 2019 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93100

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I dont know why, as Indians, we react to every tom dick and harry who chooses to comment on us. The fact that they are commenting on us bears testimony that your country is doing bigger things in the world.. Don't respond to every tom, dick and harry. But do respond to serious researchers or people...
by sudeepj
13 Apr 2019 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93100

Re: Indian ASAT Test

But, DRDOs imagery is either not a true depiction of what happened, or we hit the satellite on the way up. So, for example, it is completely true that if the satellite is moving almost due north, the KKV is moving almost due south, the time is around midday and the solar panels on the satellite are...
by sudeepj
13 Apr 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93100

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I dont know why, as Indians, we react to every tom dick and harry who chooses to comment on us. The fact that they are commenting on us bears testimony that your country is doing bigger things in the world.. It will necessarily follow, that these bigger things will be commented on by many kinds of p...
by sudeepj
12 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Falcon being a lawn dart, you can see in many videos the hit aircraft falling down straight and after you can see contrail of the other fighter which is then hit but is falling slower at an angle This is likely as F16 is an unstable design controlled by fbw. If the fbw is shot, its going to go stra...
by sudeepj
12 Apr 2019 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

There has to be some catch for the ATHOS gun cost being lower then Dhanush. Something is not Kosher here. We have to also keep in mind that Soltam(now Elbit) program for converting 130 MM to 155 MM M46 gun was not a success and was scrapped after 180 guns. No catch.. Its competing with the Dhanush,...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Weren't 150 gun order placed already for the ATAGs gun? https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/indias-defense-ministry-approves-purchase-of-150-indigenously-made-towed-howitzers/ On August 25, India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Indian Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman, approved the ...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515090

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

War is one system going at another. If this was a full war with the entire spectrum of Indian capabilities brought to bear upon the Pukes Air Farce, the outcome would be quite lopsided. In one off skirmishes, the aggressor can tailor the scenario to maximize on their advantages. In such a scenario, ...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159862

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world/pak-army-promotes-40-brigadiers-to-major-general/752764.html Pakistan Army promotes 40 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General. 11 of them were from Army Medical Corps. This seems unusual.. Is this a reward for keeping a lid on the Balakote casualties..???
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

sudeepj, For a bomb designer its all about targets. IAF needs capability that a 1000 kg bomb will give. They already have the 500 kg PSLD(?) and 450 kg HSLD with Griffin Recent festivities needed heavier maal. SAAW type is good for certain types only. FizzleYa if you go through the purchase list ha...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Ramana ji, If I understand the SAAW capability correctly, the 1000 pounder is an overkill for almost all targets in Paapstan. The SAAW is very much capable of getting through more than a meter of concrete and scoring direct hits with single digit feet level accuracy. It also has a stealthy boxy sha...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

KaranM and sudeepj, One thing I want to learn more is the 1000 kg DRDO bomb. Is it really local design and can be adapted to SPICE kit? Nowshera enounter shown need for long burn BVRs. This 8 sec burn and energy management for the final hit wont do. Ramana ji, If I understand the SAAW capability co...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

The SAAW is a key program.. Dare I say, more important than even the BVR. If the SAAW works as per design, no need for even WVR :-D
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-broke-loc-rules-india-went-by-book/articleshow/68312074.cms There have been multiple reports that R77s are not up to their competition in the neighborhood. I am not making up the statement by the Air Marshal.. It doesnt mean they are completely usel...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Thank you Nachiket ji! Sounds like a really promising program.
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

IAF is not confident in the capabilities of the R77. End of story. Only the MICA, that too only on the few upgraded mirages is capable. The sad story is, if the Derby-ER is demonstrated on the Tejas, that might be the most potent BVR fighter in the Indian arsenal. Not true, please dont give more id...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Our science projects will always remain n years away , we better buy Meteor for anyways Rafales are coming at least they and one last upgrade of M2Ks might be able to use Meteors. Others will use the usual mix of hodgepodge which jokers in our system like to go with. Saar did you read my post about...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

I dont think this IAF not confident in R77 is true, then IAF would not have ordered soo many SU30 or upgraded MiG 29, Mig 21 to fire R77 or IN would have ordered INS VikramAditya plus Mig 29K. Plus M2000 upgradedversions also didnt fire MICA. Simple reason ROE, once Amraam were fired Su30 had to sp...
by sudeepj
10 Apr 2019 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

"We had to take defensive measures at all times after the Balakot strike as the Pakistani air force had greater BVR missile capabilities" - Air Marshal Nohwar What am I missing here. At 50 km range both aim 120 and r77 are equally potent plus su 30 have a advantage because of bigger radar...
by sudeepj
10 Apr 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93100

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Okay .. anybody still wants to take a stab at this. if you have not seen this before it will help to understand basics of This is NOT a trick questions. Neglect air-resistance etc.. assume well-known values for physical constants like g etc. If one "threw" a "ball" ** straight u...
by sudeepj
10 Apr 2019 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 393811

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/germany-indicts-indian-couple-with-spying-on-sikh-opposition/2019/04/09/f4d193be-5ace-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5c4ce1546c8f BERLIN — German prosecutors say they have indicted two Indian citizens for spying on the ...
by sudeepj
09 Apr 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178224

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Hi Lo Trajectory. Seems DRDO has already tested LACM variant of Brahmos to 450 km , 2 years back .........so a higher speed M 4.5 variant will certainly give it a 550 km plus range http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/mar/11/no-cap-on-range-supersonic-cruise-missile-brahmos-hits-450-km-targe...
by sudeepj
09 Apr 2019 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Re: Saikat Datta episode, I am amazed at how quickly Pakistan is able to peddle influence in India by offering journos in India looking for controversy and TRP, a "scoop". Note, last time around when the Coast Guard took out a Pakistani ship, a magical Pakistani "co-journalist" ...
by sudeepj
08 Apr 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

The GOI should declare Panda, Narang and Fair persona non grata and endure they are locked out of any GOI relationship. After all, if they are behaving like Pakistani propagandists, they should be treated as such. :rotfl: They are kind of venal.. If the pain they inflict goes beyond a certain point...
by sudeepj
08 Apr 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Narang, Ankit Panda and Christine Fair are all doubling down to protect this Lara Seligman. They seem to have taken the IAF briefing as an personal insult and specially an attack on the credibility of this Lara journalist. They seem to have come to believe that an attack on credibility of one of th...
by sudeepj
08 Apr 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370728

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

Nam, Ravi Rikhye tweets article on BVR ineffectiveness. https://defenseissues.net/2013/04/27/usefulness-of-bvr-combat/amp/?__twitter_impression=true I feel Ravi is both right and wrong.. If the F16 BVR launches had been against targets not equipped with spjs, rwrs, or backed with an AWACs, the outc...

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