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by krishna_j
06 Feb 2013 10:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 37112

Re: Aero India 2013

AI - special edition - Take-off magazine - editor Andrei Fomin - interesting stuff on PAK-FA PMP

http://en.take-off.ru/pdf_to/to25.pdf

Shiv - when u visiting AI ?
by krishna_j
23 Dec 2012 21:55
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 37112

Re: Aero India 2013

Having been in every AI since 1999 - Sadly in recent times AI is losing its sheen - many of the BR expat regulars have been skipping this in recent times Most of the desi regulars were also missing last time -but as long as Shiv is in town a meetup is never an issue - hopefully we will see Phil agai...
by krishna_j
10 Jul 2011 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 254146

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats pub by Viva books Rs 695/- Pp 320 Gwynne Dyer April 2011 * * Scenario 4:Northern India, 2036 * Chapter 4:We Can Fix This.... * http://www.flipkart.com/books/1851687424?_l=CJHVEqJO3veuHytbACc9dw--&_r=TipstbovBdtFjWr4h2Ckkw--&ref=b145...
by krishna_j
10 Jul 2011 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1221
Views: 102070

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats pub by Viva books Rs 695/- Pp 320 Gwynne Dyer April 2011 * Scenario I:The Year 2045 * Chapter I:The Geopolitics of Climate Change * Scenario 2:Russia, 2019 * Chapter 2:An Inevitable Crisis * Scenario 3:United States, 2029 * Chapter 3:Feedba...
by krishna_j
07 Feb 2011 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 85833

Revell Mig 25 1/48 IAF

Revell has released an IAF Mig -25 in 1/48 series

KP554, 102 Squadron, Indian Air Force 1985

Link : http://www.revell.com/model-kits/aircraft/85-5860.html
by krishna_j
07 Feb 2011 02:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189361

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Great pics Sanjay

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by krishna_j
04 Feb 2011 05:18
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189361

Re: AeroIndia 2011

shiv wrote:


Those interested can call me if you have my number, or email me on bennedose at hotmail dawt com and leave a message here. I hardly check that email id.



count me in - will try and rope in our gora regulars- know one is defintely coming
by krishna_j
01 Feb 2011 04:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189361

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Easy way to get tickets from SBI 1) Check how far away you live from the few branches that sell AI tickets 2) Take day off 3) Take money and government ID card (Drivers lic, Passport/PAN card/ration card) 4) Wait in queue 5) Fill SBI chalaans - one chalaan per ticket. Pay money to SBI 6) Listen to ...
by krishna_j
22 Jan 2011 21:22
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189361

Re: AeroIndia 2011

so who's organising BR Blr meet this time

Shiv has been the magnanimous host for many a previous AI meet which he graciously hosted in his house and last time it was Anshul , self and a few others who planned and ( Anshul) who hosted the show in a hotel in KMA - any takers this time ?
by krishna_j
14 Jan 2011 01:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189361

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Hello namesake 8) No BR Stall this year...lots of issues behind that Victor. Don't cancel your visit. But I will be lurking and taking pics and strolling instead of running. Gosh-it will be like my first Aero India..the 2001 one.. Yes,lets have a BR Meet Will post more later cheers Kapil looks like...
by krishna_j
21 May 2010 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

mullas which was that j-10 video you were talking about where the plane shakes after missile launch Shiv - this may support your "vibration" theory on the J-10/11- enjoy maadi Chinese Military Won't Accept 'Made In China' Fighters Manufacturing.Net - May 17, 2010 BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China'...
by krishna_j
11 May 2010 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1221
Views: 102070

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle Dan Senor (Author) # Hardcover: 320 pages # Publisher: Twelve (November 4, 2009) # Language: English # ISBN-10: 044654146X # ISBN-13: 978-0446541466 #Rs 699 from Reliance Digital ($ 26.99) How does Israel—with fewer people than the state of Ne...
by krishna_j
09 May 2010 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

Meet was a real blast - great to see so many turn up and also a few committed oldieregulars also abandon SHQ and turn up on a sat

also means we dont need to wait for AI for the next BLR meet - plenty of local jingos around and maybe a "few projects in the offing"
by krishna_j
08 May 2010 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

though dinner was preferable - have rescheduled - will be there as well
by krishna_j
30 Apr 2010 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

Prefer if its dinner - more time to gupshup
by krishna_j
27 Apr 2010 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

hope it does'nt become a damp squib
by krishna_j
14 Apr 2010 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14154

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

Count me in as well Anshul had done a great job in fixing the venue last time + grub+LCD projector - thanks again Phil was kind enough to fill in for Simon's no-show and present the booty from their recent airbase visits - have the original CD if anyone is interested and missed seeing as was kedar's...
by krishna_j
12 Feb 2010 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 61659

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

Kersi - maybe we can meet up - i will be there on 15 & 16
by krishna_j
31 Jan 2010 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 61659

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

Anyone from BLR planning a visit - let me know as I plan to be there this time
by krishna_j
31 Dec 2009 11:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 22046

Re: RIP B Harry

Its a big loss to the ever shrinking genre of mil av contributors . Harry's "scoops" were authentic and his eye for details was incredible . he went to great lengths to preserve his identity and was completely paranoid as well . I remember on one occasion in 2006 Shiv started questioning a...
by krishna_j
19 Oct 2009 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 974
Views: 236284

Electronic Warfare

This post perhaps fits in the genre of Electronic warfare : Heard about this in a recent lecture on security engineering which pertains to the Angolan Bush War of the 80's : U.S. aircraft use an IFF system called ‘Mode XII,’ and systems are under development for ground troops too. But the South Afri...
by krishna_j
19 Oct 2009 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

Another nugget from AC Kaiser Tufail on the PAF air support for air to ground ops over the Thar Desert in the '71 war A total of 20 tanks, 63 vehicles, 5 trains, 3 bulk fuel stores and an ammunition dump were claimed by the pilots, according to PAF’s official history . During the course of the tacti...
by krishna_j
11 Oct 2009 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR sponsored Military books
Replies: 34
Views: 8063

Re: BR sponsored Military books

One more scan
by krishna_j
11 Oct 2009 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR sponsored Military books
Replies: 34
Views: 8063

Re: BR sponsored Military books

one more scan of the latest state-of-art from Warplane :

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by krishna_j
11 Oct 2009 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR sponsored Military books
Replies: 34
Views: 8063

Re: BR sponsored books

shiv I think its a brilliant idea - I cant think of any recent guides incl jane's following this The warplane monthly from the UK in early 90's had this approach - though it was more 3-4 line diagrams - to identify weapons , weapons layout config and the main parts - of course it was a lot bigger a...
by krishna_j
10 Oct 2009 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

Sure, this is the book - Flight of the Falcon http://www.vanguardbooks.com/browse.php?isbn=9789694025261&subject= shipping doubles the cost of the book. However for those in India, it is advised to wait for some time as some Indian publisher is importing them and hence considerable savings on t...
by krishna_j
22 Jul 2009 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

One more article on Alam - his first person account to an historian on aviation "aces"

http://babriet.tripod.com/articles/art_mmalam.htm by Jon Gutman Sept 1998

Kaiser Tufail's seems the most authentic and well researched of the lot
by krishna_j
19 Jul 2009 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

Just came across an interesting article written by Phil Camp in the March 2009 issue of AFM - Migs In Indian Service. Phil is renowned for his accuracy ,original research and leg work on IAF bases as opposed to some well known arm-chair contributors like Jon Lake etc Its on a brief evolution of Migs...
by krishna_j
13 Jul 2009 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Time for a BR Meet in Chennai?
Replies: 88
Views: 10471

Re: Time for a BR Meet in Chennai?

where is B Harry is these days - hopefully atleast he will turn up in some disguise :rotfl:
by krishna_j
11 Jun 2009 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

Jagan

posts on '71 war will no longer suffice - with a plethora of original research recently published from the other side of the border - hopefully you will come up with something equally big - hopefully in print form :lol:
by krishna_j
09 Jun 2009 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

On Tufail's blog post on "PAF Mirages at War" (May 7, 2009) he writes: A month after the war, the PAF was able to line up 22 Mirages for all to see on the tarmac at Sargodha, while the 23rd Mirage was under maintenance in a hangar. The impressive sight belied claims of any losses that had...
by krishna_j
06 Jun 2009 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 61776

Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

HariC wrote:
highly recommended to buffs - and much more affordable than the Manohar tome.


Both are as different from chalk and cheese. one is about medals, this one is about the indian flag, so why compare the two?



Manohar published a tome on THE Indian flag ON SIMILAR LINES - AT DOUBLE THE PRICE :lol:
by krishna_j
06 Jun 2009 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: Military Multimedia Content

Actually if you take the trouble to read all the Aeronaut blogs - Kaiser Tufail's though written with a home audience in mind and PAF sources , is pretty much as accurate as can be - what is important - is that its unbiased and should be taken from a historian's viewpoint - lot of it gleaned from pe...
by krishna_j
02 Jun 2009 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 61776

Re: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms

while on the subject - just wanted to point out a very well written historical review from ancient to modern times on a related topic : THE INDIAN TRI COLOUR - LT CDR KV SINGH - RUPA - PUB 2006 Rs 295 around 300 pages , with many historical anecdotes and colour diagrams on the evolution of the natio...
by krishna_j
31 May 2009 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 70377

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

For those of who have seen or read the somewhat controversial and incomplete (my view) Rand Project in the early 90's by George Tanham - The Indian Air Force: Trends and Prospects - there is an updated version in the works which promises to be more comprehensive than the former : U.S.-India Strategi...
by krishna_j
23 May 2009 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Defence Blogs & Tweets: India and International
Replies: 66
Views: 20030

Re: Defence Blogs - India and International

Blog # 34

Blog of Air Cmde Sajad Haider (Retd PAF)

http://www.sajadhaider.com/blog-1/

also on his new autobio Flight of the Falcons on '65 and '71 debacle
by krishna_j
13 May 2009 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 881981

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Did they send su30 on formal request from the americans or it was a unanimous decision? as per other forums as well - TAC has acquired 2 Su 27 UB from old stocks in Ukraine - will definitely not have updated avionics or fire control radar or TVC or comparable with Su -30 MKI - but defintely fun for...
by krishna_j
22 Apr 2009 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

Hi Krishna, I have it. Its a pretty detailed work - I dont think anyone can write more on the topic after that book. The author incidentally is from Bangalore. You can order the book from him if you need a copy. Also A New book was released on the 90th birthday of the Marshal of AF Arjan Singh in D...
by krishna_j
20 Apr 2009 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 178035

Re: The IAF History Thread

has anyone read this ? Flying high The book has gone in detail into the careers of four young Indians who donned the uniform of the Royal Flying Corps of Great Britain in World War I and fought as combat pilots. The author has very boldly undertaken the onerous task of researching, collecting bits a...
by krishna_j
12 Apr 2009 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2158
Views: 366643

Re: Military Multimedia Content

Does anyone have a Listing of all the shows done till date ? I know Shiv was recording a few episodes - maybe I will have to raid his cellar :lol: . Krishna - I got the last 4. I've got 2 episodes of Submarines and two episodes of counter terror ops. I missed a couple before these. but i intend to ...

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