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by rajithn
02 Mar 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 691335

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:Jordan sold the planes, no Jordanian pilots were transferred to Pakistan


They did it in 1971. And maybe just maybe it was a guy who had come to get trained or to provide training.
by rajithn
02 Mar 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 691335

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So it is confirmed that the Pakistani F-16 pilot who landed alive was beaten to death (!! :eek: ) by civilians that met up with him. I dont think it can be a case of mistaken identity- the pilot suit usually carries a patch of the PAkistan flag on the left shoulder. It must have been deliberate- wh...
by rajithn
28 Feb 2019 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 386982

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

I am betting that international diplomats and their families are probably on that Emirates, Air Arabia and Qatar Airways flight now showing up on Flightradar24. By 5:00p.m they will all be out of Paki airspace - coinciding with the news conference here by our trip-service representatives. I now see...
by rajithn
28 Feb 2019 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 386982

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

BTW< I don't think this is over by a long shot. Getting the WingCo back is just the first step.
by rajithn
28 Feb 2019 16:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 386982

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

And the WingCo returns to India tomorrow. Being returned unconditionally!

That 5:00p.m news conference was indeed a deadline given to the Pakis!!!!
by rajithn
28 Feb 2019 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 386982

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

I am betting that international diplomats and their families are probably on that Emirates, Air Arabia and Qatar Airways flight now showing up on Flightradar24. By 5:00p.m they will all be out of Paki airspace - coinciding with the news conference here by our trip-service representatives. I now see ...
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Was our AWACS not active when the pakis intruded? We should have been able to notice them from very far out and scrambled our jets well in advance, shouldn't we? How do you suppose we had those interceptors up in the first place? We could not engage until the crossed the LoC. And that is exactly wh...
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

ashishvikas wrote:Paki airspace remains empty no doubt, but airspace over north of Delhi this empty at 22:50. Something's coming up.


Wrong. There is enough commercial air traffic over New Delhi. I can count over 15-20 a/c on approach or having departed.
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 16:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Our briefing after the strikes were clear: that ours was a pre-emptive non-military strike on terrorist targets. Now, theirs has been an attempted targeting of a Brigade HQ > A military target. They escalated. And this is also the sum of the briefing by the MEA this afternoon. The fact that an AVM w...
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I sense de escalation and the usual perception optics saga, do you guys feel the same? I don't think so. It would be a pity if this leads to deescalation. Because then this would be the new normal: We attack the terrorist camps in PoJK or Pakistan proper and they can attack our military assets...an...
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Manu Pubby ‏ Verified account This can now be said without doubt - The Pakistani military now has Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman under custody. He is a MiG 21 pilot. Hoping he remains safe. Appalling that Manu Pubby and Abhijit Iyer Mitra are going ahead and confirming on SM that this news is ...
by rajithn
27 Feb 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If that really is our pilot, I am afraid PAF has redeemed itself partially. Cuz we will never see those 300 JEM bodies and he will be paraded before the media 24/7....and where is the Paki pilot? This is war . And loss of service personnel, however sad, is bound to happen. What we shouldn't do is t...
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

In time, we will see "leaks" of video and still photos..... in time. For now the shalwar browning has happened to a great degree and perhaps such video won't be released to give them a fig leaf which they can use to not "escalate".
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 15:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Adding to the above: And to a certain degree, the number of dead is a moot point. The point is they were hit and hit at three places (and the strike in Balakot wasn't very far from Pindi GHQ and ISI HQ). They were "on high alert" supposedly and could not stop 12 M2Ks and the air cover figh...
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Sorry to be a wet blanket but I am not sure about the number of causalities or damage. We do need to release pics /intel confirming the same else we need to be very circumspect about our estimates. In this day and age using laser targeted bombs/Satellite pics there is a lot of imagery that GOI undo...
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 14:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Why is there no civilian air traffic anywhere north of Faisalabad all the way up North until Abbotabad?

Skies above Rawalpindi, Islamabad....all empty of civil air traffic
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 13:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

prashantsharma wrote:From all their airspeeds, they look like basic trainers / cessna type general aviation aircraft...


Don't think so. The large 4 engined (SMK 190) is doing 92 Knots?! And two of the aircraft on the longish circuit don't appear to be on a training sortie. Check SMK 333 and SMK 335
by rajithn
26 Feb 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140414

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Check Live Flight Tracker. Something happening over Mardan. North of Nowshera and NNE of Peshawar.

What could be one refueled wrongly designated as an Emirates A380 and 3-5 other aircraft (SMK *numbers*) doing circuits
by rajithn
16 Feb 2019 23:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 171990

Re: Pulwama Attack

Karthik S wrote:What happened to Iranians? Are they so defanged that they have still not retaliated against pakis killing 27 revolutionary guards?


I repeat: What is going to happen IS going to happen from a direction that is not expected.
by rajithn
16 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 171990

Re: Pulwama Attack

The retribution will not come from TSP's east. It will be where they are not looking.

Need to consider that they attacked in three directions. India. Iran. And Afghanistan. There has been some level of coordination.
by rajithn
15 Feb 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 171990

Re: Pulwama Attack

How did 350 Kgs of I assume RDx type explosive reach the valley This couldn’t have come in via the LoC It went in via the Jammu-Srinagar highway through Punjab If drugs come into Punjab, then explosives can come in too Did this come in via the Bangladesh border into a safe house in WB? There has be...
by rajithn
26 Jan 2019 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 46202

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Supposed targets of operation involving AI aircraft Modi govt commissions long-range Boeing to bring back fugitives Mehul Choksi and Jatin Mehta: Reports https://www.opindia.com/2019/01/modi-govt-commissions-long-range-boeing-to-bring-back-fugitives-mehul-choksi-and-jatin-mehta-reports/ Most likely...
by rajithn
23 Sep 2016 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569275

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The exercise is not in PoK. It is in Cherat. That is west of I-SLUM-abad.
by rajithn
28 Jun 2016 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67095

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

So, someone correct me where I am going wrong on this. If India becomes a full member of NSG, it will be able to attract investments, make purchases etc of nuclear material and equipment, but not be able to use ANY of it for military purposes. So, the upside of full membership is that India will be...
by rajithn
20 May 2016 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 222123

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Look at what Zaptec intends to do: http://www.zaptec.com/zapspace/#zapspace-1
by rajithn
20 May 2016 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134653

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Have you also followed the news, that in CA, the attempt to rename India as South Asia has failed?
by rajithn
30 Apr 2016 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Pardon my comments for being incorrect from the parliamentary language angle. These Indian ex-envoys to Pakistan are possibly suffering for their honey trapped peccadilloes and as such are under the Cwapistani Deep State especially its ISI goons. Yes, of course. And that too in the enjoyable climes...
by rajithn
08 Apr 2016 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

The below author supports the theory that Modi govt is following a definite plan of action w.r.t Pakistan. As someone said, this is a chess game leading to a checkmate at some point. Just sit back and enjoy the show. :) Modi Has Won Round 1 Against Pak Army. He Must Keep At It: http://www.ndtv.com/...
by rajithn
05 Apr 2016 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Going by how Modi operates, its not that Doval/Modi have been befooled--they are far too smart and experienced for this. It's more likely that they want to give a fair chance to Pakistan to mend its way before it is 'disciplined' by an external force. We should understand this. It is certainly not ...
by rajithn
29 Mar 2016 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Do you guys, three long-time posters as far as I can see, even read the posts before whining??!!!! Look at SSridhar's post: Clearly says they haven't been allowed on the base. Can you confirm this with a credible news report? All reports I see they have been allowed inside the base although not to ...
by rajithn
29 Mar 2016 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Meanwhile, we have this pathetic spectacle of the perpetrators of Patankot, the Paki ISI, being allowed to visit the AFB to supposedly investigate. I really feel sorry for ModiJi. He probably does have some grand strategy, whatever that might be, but here is a guy who spoke tough and now we have IS...
by rajithn
21 Feb 2016 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113474

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

I offer my left ball for amputation by any BRFite if the news of allowing Shitistanis into Pathankot AFB is true * . I bet it is fake and lifted from Paki sources. News media in India (and in the world in general) are simply liars who want to publish what others do simply to catch eyeballs. We must...
by rajithn
21 Feb 2016 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 131399

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

udaym wrote:
TSJones wrote:which none of you will have to worry about because none of your children will ever go into the military.....

I would imagine it is much bigger problem at home?


And while we are at it, might I suggest that he also watch "Lions for Lambs"? A Robert Redford movie...
by rajithn
27 Jan 2016 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 131399

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

Very Innovative Never Seen something like that before, I wonder how that thing flies ? Does it flap wing to generate lift , how does the engine operate ? In 2011, they had this: https://www.ted.com/talks/a_robot_that_flies_like_a_bird?language=en . A dove with flapping wings. In later years I have ...
by rajithn
13 Jan 2016 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 41162

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

^^How does one keep a number outside Indian territory under surveillance? That would be only possible if there is physical access to Paki telecom provider? Not necessarily. In simple terms: At any point in the connectivity cycle, if the comms is in the ether, so to speak, they can be vacuumed up. I...
by rajithn
11 Jan 2016 21:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 41162

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

shiv wrote:20 x 20 hindsight is one thing. But conclusions without complete information is GIGO. And insulting pompous conclusions by half baked analysts using half assed media information is ignorant and mean. And pointing that out causes huge hu-uuge egos to kick in to defend stupidity.


+1
by rajithn
11 Jan 2016 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 41162

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

^^^ Yes, we have failed. Miserably. As things stand, we are just a hair's breadth from losing J&K, our Eastern states...and perhaps the South as well. Now that defeat has been conceded, shall we get on with some useful discussions? X-posted a post of mine.. from another thread.. There used to be...
by rajithn
06 Jan 2016 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 102879

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

Fact – Adnan Sami an economic immigrant has been granted Indian Citizenship. Fact – The Hindu Migrants have not been granted Citizenship. Fact- Whatever other notification there is out there has not kicked in in the Hindu Migrant case mentioned in the article. Fact – I do not consider you to have o...
by rajithn
06 Jan 2016 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 102879

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

Disgraceful that during the watch of the BJP led Government of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an Economic Migrant from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan like Adnan Sami has been granted the privilege of Indian Citizenship while Hindu’s fleeing Mohammadden religious persecution in the Islamic Repu...
by rajithn
05 Jan 2016 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 102879

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

The Express Tribune Modi urges Pakistan to take 'immediate action' after base attack By AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Pakistan to take immediate action after the attack on an Indian air force base in Pathankot. Modi “strongly emphasised the need for Pakistan to take firm and immedia...

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