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by nachiket
18 Sep 2019 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3255
Views: 484823

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

Both sides dusted off pre-prepped plans and launched them. Both sides gave away Ops Methods & tactics. .... Force disposition (too few a/c in air, due to HAS unavailability, dependence on QRA) PAFs savvy planning by relying on Mirage 3 and JF-17s as PGM carriers has blunted IAF's numbers edge, ...
by nachiket
17 Sep 2019 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705226

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

Advanced LPI radars does precisely that , they are hard to detect even at those ranges.I dont know how much of LPI tech goes into Russian radars but the F22 AESA ( APG 77 ) is 22 KW LPI radar and ranges out to more than 400 km with the new GaN modules, the APG 81 is a further development. Any link ...
by nachiket
14 Sep 2019 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572324

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

And if buying from suppliers can stop Pakis from getting their hands on critical equipment then how come the JF-17 is flying on engines from our great friend - the mother of some posters on the forum? Is France then a better friend than Russia? I believe this aspect was included in discussions with...
by nachiket
14 Sep 2019 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 417500

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:The Akash 1S is being called the Akash 2?

The original Akash 2 being renamed the Akash NG.

The 1S is supposed to have an RF seeker right? So it becomes command guidance + terminal active homing. What additional capability does the NG provide? Range?
by nachiket
14 Sep 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385923

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Except 02 Mig-27UPG squadrons, all converted to other types! Consider these (from what I remember) - (1) 223 Squadron (Warlords): Mig23MF --> Mig-29UPG (this squadron was raised in 1982 with Mig-23MF and by early 90s, had converted to Mig-29!) (2) 224 Squadron (Warlords): Mig23MF -->Jaguar DARIN II...
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422159

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Does this mean we'll get to see VL-Shtil on the P-15s?
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9389

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

Nobody is asking for bombs to be dropped on civilians like Pakis do in Balochistan. This is an excellent low cost (both acquisition and running cost) platform for all kinds of surveillance over land and sea. Not bombs but machine guns, if there an ambush like this one in 2010, https://en.wikipedia....
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 06:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679423

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I think it is primarily because of inadequate road infrastructure and less to no parking spaces. Old sins of city authorities coming back to haunt the entire country now. Every piece of available land is sold off to the highest bidder to build housing or commercial buildings. Even in the metros the...
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703055

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Nothing makes the Mi-17V5 outdated as far as its capabilities are concerned. It is perfectly fine for use for almost all of the roles that the IAF envisages for the next 30 years AFAIK. Getting a new airframe that doesn't improve on the Mi-17V5's mission performance in a really tangible way just fo...
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2629
Views: 396739

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not anti Hindu but anti Indian. That will have more impact. Kashmir is an Indian and not a Hindu matter. Even if a predominantly hindu cause is attacked, since the overwhelming majority of Indians are Hindu, it is anti-Indian.(it is a variant of the what the Jewish lobby does, which is any criticis...
by nachiket
13 Sep 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572324

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^if tsarkarji is correct, then why not simply order more platforms at reasonablle rates from emb itself..saves everyone pain? if govt can coast the rafale issue then this would be easier...with modi at helm there would be much more acceptance of this Did you read the previous posts about our comp...
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703055

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

VikramA wrote:Mi 17 is now a outdated platform and airframe. If we are going to acquire more helicopters might as well get mi-38 which is mi 17's successor. Easier pilot transitions and maintenance

What specifically makes the Mi-17-V5 outdated for the role it is expected to perform in the IAF?
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3377
Views: 537746

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Bababanaras is a psyops handle not a fake news one. Not everything he tweets is completely true, but not everything is completely false either. Just enough ambiguity to keep pakis guessing. And pakis are the intended audience, not Indians.
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 922
Views: 157019

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Parasu wrote:Actually, we need to do the same in India. Indian armed forces perform sub-optimally because noone belives in the regiment thingy. its an artificial identity. So no motivation.

Poor attempt at trolling. You have been warned for it.

Others, do not respond to this comment.
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572324

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan, in Pakistan, the defence services are the decision makers, unlike in India. There is nobody to overrule them or tell them we can't afford what you want, or that you can't just buy something without going through a process or the manufacturer you are looking for has been blacklisted. There is ...
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33423

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

It is best to avoid Russian planes for civil aviation. They have a horrible record with the latest to bite the dust is the SSJ series. The initial lower cost of Russian planes are deceptive and more needs to be taken into account -Overall serviceability/availability, life time running costs etc. Ru...
by nachiket
12 Sep 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572324

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

One of the key methods to get low-level coverage into Pakistan was to buy aerostat radars. For whatever stupid reason, even that has not progressed. We purchased two and due to officer negligence etc (CAG) one of the 2 was damaged beyond repair. The plan was then to buy 6, 8, 9 (different reports) ...
by nachiket
11 Sep 2019 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2353
Views: 349477

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ Speaking of Sikh politicians in the UK, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP for Slough is quite impressive: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qPmY2aPj9kY Accusing your political opponent of racism (or sexism, islamophobia, bigotry etc. etc.) is the easiest thing to do. What is so impressive about it? You ...
by nachiket
11 Sep 2019 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 38390

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Gyan wrote:Air India, NTC are PSUs

How did it help?

Problem with selling PSU's like Air India, BSNL etc. is finding buyers. If OFB is converted into a PSU, there would be no shortage of buyers if the govt. tried selling them thereafter. So it is a step in the right direction.
by nachiket
11 Sep 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154591

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Thankfully enthusiasts don't run the IAF. Not saying they don't have their own crazy ideas (like buying F-16's from LM). But none as crazy as buying used F-15's from Japan.

As for Rajnath, I am 50% sure he remembers the aircraft he boarded as the British Mirage-15. :mrgreen:
by nachiket
10 Sep 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705226

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

If I am right all variants of Mig 21 M and UM(type 69) are going to be retired later this financial year. So are pilots going to move from Hawk to Bisons with the type conversion training? As noted Mig 21 with its High landing speed is a challenging aircraft to fly. Are you sure the UM's are to be ...
by nachiket
10 Sep 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154591

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Why would anyone want to operate F-15's when you already have Su-30's and are getting Rafales? What is the huge advantage could you get from it that offsets the problems of adding yet another type to the zoo?
by nachiket
10 Sep 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422159

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Mode-Note: I have deleted Philip's pointless off-topic posts about US Navy issues. This thread is about the Indian Navy, not the US navy. Make sure you stay on-topic.

Brar and Manish, I deleted your responses to the off-topic posts as well.
by nachiket
10 Sep 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9389

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

Next HAL should make a fully armed version of HTT 40 like Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano. CRPF can use it for anti-Naxal operations. Coastguards can use it to patrol against pirates. Basically, can be used anywhere where they do not strong air defense. I bet it will have a huge export potential too. ...
by nachiket
10 Sep 2019 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140853

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Why are we still talking about F-35's for the IN after Turkey's experience? We are buying the S-400 too. So no F-35's for us either (not that they were ever actually offered).
by nachiket
07 Sep 2019 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1934
Views: 214508

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As per YCP spokespersons they are doing at the behest of Center and/or BJP. BJP strategy seems to be screw AP thoroughly so they can come and rescue by winning. And we should believe the YCP spokespersons because...?? The Rs. 5000 grant to pastors was in Jagan's manifesto. Did he put it in there at...
by nachiket
07 Sep 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705226

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

Let me pose a question here that, to my knowledge, does not get enough discussion, but which bothers me to no end: I get the distinct feeling that the IAF likes to concentrate its crown jewels (especially those limited by numbers) to key locations during peacetime. Some examples: 1. Apaches being c...
by nachiket
07 Sep 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703055

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I remember reading long ago that the PARS-3 LR might be integrated with the LCH (and Rudra) as a stopgap till the HELINA was ready. No news after that. The result is that the Rudra is flying around in IA service today with no ATGM and no clear idea (in public at least) as to when the HELINA will be ...
by nachiket
05 Sep 2019 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 233374

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Paki Mirages are probably older than the Egyptian ones and less capable too from what I read in that story. They might retire some of their current ones and replace them with the Egyptian ones instead. Also, I doubt the JF-17 is a decent strike platform even now otherwise this wouldn't be necessary.
by nachiket
05 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 316983

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Looking at the panel gaps, fit and finish and shaping of the PAK-FA prototypes, and comparing it to the J-20, the Chinese seem to be well ahead of the Russians in those aspects. The Russian lead is in engines where the Chinese are still struggling to an extent. And perhaps in weapons and avionics, a...
by nachiket
05 Sep 2019 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 913121

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

You may well be right there Idev ji but I am not clued up enough on the Krivak-III frigates to comment. Power plant The Talwars features the Zorya designed and Mashproekt (Ukraine) manufactured M7N.1E gas turbine plant which comprises two DS-71 cruise turbines and two DT-59 boost turbines in two en...
by nachiket
05 Sep 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 963
Views: 58358

Re: BR Forum Feedback

naruto wrote:Dear Admins,
A friend of mine has registered with a user name "mrityunjay" on 23 Aug. His account still remains inactive. Can you please activate his account.
Thanks.

Done. Sorry for the delay.
by nachiket
04 Sep 2019 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502269

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

Why are they worried about costs like accountants? Its the job of Raksha Mantri to take care of costs. IAF should worry about squadron strengths with whats available. I am actually happy that IAF is worried about costs. MoD baboos and politicians who cannot tell apart a Su-30 from a Sopwith Camel c...
by nachiket
04 Sep 2019 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422159

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

IN Chief says we need carriers in alarming tone. https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/china-planning-10-aircraft-carriers-we-need-at-least-3-navy-chief/amp_articleshow/70864740.cms NEW DELHI: Raising an alarm over the ongoing expansion of the Chinese Navy that will rapidly add warships to its f...
by nachiket
30 Aug 2019 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705226

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

The 12 additional Sukhois will help the Indian Air Force to maintain its fleet of 272 Su-30MKI fighters. That is incorrect. The final number should be 270 not 272. 2 extra aircraft were ordered as attrition replacements after 2 had crashed. At 18 aircraft per squadron, it translates into 15 squadro...
by nachiket
29 Aug 2019 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3668
Views: 323561

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Europe was able to clearly keep away the Islamic radicals for quite some time in their history. I feel from around 1600 itself - even when Europe was smaller kingdoms, they had clearly managed to keep themselves intact with the Islamics (or Turks) etc. not getting a chance to mess up things. And ev...
by nachiket
29 Aug 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11013

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I think he is talking about this PASGT helmets . It claims "Level IIIA protection with V50 up to 700 m/s" . In 2017 we ordered 1,58,279 Mukut helmets from the same company. Not sure Mukut is as strong as PAGST. https://www.mku.com/en/Strong-Mukut https://www.mku.com/en/products/PASGT I kn...
by nachiket
28 Aug 2019 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11013

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Another major deficiency is bullet proof helmets with protection against atleast mild steel 7.62*39 bullets and mid power day light scopes like ACOG. While there has been movement for new helmets that can protect against 9mm rounds but better ceramic helmets are not been procured even though they c...
by nachiket
28 Aug 2019 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385923

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Any idea what is the specific enhancement we have requested in IRST of Rafale ? Also, jammer pod is news to me, Rafale has fully internal comprehensive EW system. IRST would be whatever is the latest version of the Optronique Secteur Frontal (OSF). Jamming Pod is confusing to me as well. Should not...

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