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by Shameek
05 Mar 2021 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 555
Views: 130236

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

^^ Yes, patching in the pilot is a practice at many airshows. Its after all the person behind the machine that makes the difference! :)

I have heard the Suryakirans do something similar in the past.
by Shameek
05 Mar 2021 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8900
Views: 1042234

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ This probably varies from city to city, but I have not heard of mass vaccination sites in India. Some private companies had offered to set up similar 'camps' but don't know if that will be implemented. From my parents experience, they are not able to get the Cowin site to work reliably. They cont...
by Shameek
02 Mar 2021 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8900
Views: 1042234

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country’s immunisation campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cy...
by Shameek
18 Feb 2021 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8900
Views: 1042234

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

First world problems...but also an indication of why more vaccines are needed. Based on anecdotal reports from family and friends, this is also happening in India. There is a fair set of doctors/healthcare workers that are wary of or downright refuse to take the vaccine. When they speak to their fa...
by Shameek
06 Feb 2021 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 186
Views: 57087

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

AkshaySG wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for it but do you all know some good resources for a deep dive into the history of the Indian Intelligence community ?

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Try B Raman's Kaoboys of R&AW
by Shameek
04 Feb 2021 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7457

Re: Aero India 2021

Just watched the DD telecast of the aerobatics and it is frustrating as usual. :evil: Constantly cutting away to the crowd as the narrator describes a maneuver, no focus or showing random bits of sky. Why they can never get this right I don't know.
by Shameek
26 Jan 2021 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2034
Views: 425861

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbor Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defense minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 use...
by Shameek
26 Jan 2021 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 420121

Re: Military Flight Safety

:cry: The report I read says it had a technical snag. Hopes and prayers for the other pilot.
by Shameek
20 Jan 2021 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095425

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’ Link WASHINGTON — The State Department declared on Tuesday that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern r...
by Shameek
16 Jan 2021 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2180
Views: 406660

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

On the occasion of Army Day.

Army Day 2021


Galwan ke Sher
by Shameek
14 Jan 2021 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 555
Views: 130236

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Excellent news! Proud moment for all of us. :D From the days of staring at the first Tejas on the ADA calendar to this day!
by Shameek
13 Jan 2021 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 472468

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Some aircraft like the F-16, F-18 or MiG 29 blow out the canopy prior to ejection. But the Tejas, Harrier etc. have through canopy ejection. Remember seeing the Tejas ejector seat and canopy detonator setup many moons back. :D
by Shameek
20 Dec 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3175

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

I'm not 100% sure about that because every F-16 and JF-17 squadron seemed to be muli-role with only this tail chopper being mentioned as air superiority. But I haven't found anything which confirms how are the planes configured differently from others. A plane from this unit crashed not too long ba...
by Shameek
20 Dec 2020 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3175

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

The 14 squadron Tail Choppers is for air superiority. There is a 2017 Dawn article (not posting link) that confirms it. The inauguration ceremony was held at Kamra.
by Shameek
26 Nov 2020 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 629
Views: 82415

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Never forgive or forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with every family that lost a loved one that day.

I will start reading Sandeep Unnithan's book again. Been a while.
by Shameek
09 Nov 2020 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4191
Views: 853305

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ He narrated the same incident in the video below. If that grenade had worked, potentially all the terrorists in the Taj would have been killed or injured and the whole scenario would have been different! :cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHfgJ1jZZDI
by Shameek
21 Oct 2020 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411271

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Well made animation of the first day of the ground war during Desert Storm. The sheer magnitude of ground/air forces used against Iraq is amazing.

by Shameek
16 Sep 2020 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359125

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

^^ Great video. Nice to see the Bahadur and Mi-17 there. :D

Found another pic of the Mi-17

https://www.flickr.com/photos/faramk/28945953426/
by Shameek
03 Sep 2020 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814878

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

Great pic! Must be a Flogger of some kind that took the pic.
by Shameek
20 Aug 2020 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095425

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

People's Bank of China picks up 0.006% stake in ICICI Bank through QIP MUMBAI: The People's Bank of China has picked up 0.006 per cent stake in ICICI Bank by investing Rs 15 crore in the private sector lender's Rs 15,000 crore qualified institutional placement (QIP) exercise which concluded last wee...
by Shameek
19 Aug 2020 04:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5796
Views: 672911

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Simulation of the recent tragedy.

by Shameek
19 Aug 2020 04:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1113184

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^ Interesting article. Always amazes me how the Chinese keep copying and Russia keeps selling them new stuff to copy. :-?
by Shameek
15 Aug 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3970
Views: 796592

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

^^ The BVR part is true, but the coalition had overwhelming superiority both in terms of numbers and technology. They had 10's of AWACS and a full overview of the battle space. Even then they lost aircraft on the first day. Such is the fog of war.
by Shameek
15 Aug 2020 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5270
Views: 1134625

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Here is the image.

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by Shameek
15 Aug 2020 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy 74th Independence Day!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1204

Re: Happy 74th Independence Day!!

Happy Independence Day to all! Jai Hind!
by Shameek
01 Aug 2020 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411271

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

One Marine dead, 8 missing after training 'mishap' off California coast One U.S. Marine has died, another is in critical condition and a rescue operation is underway for eight more after a training exercise "mishap" with an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of Southern California on...
by Shameek
30 Jul 2020 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758445

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

I know people are annoyed by some of the celebrations and some of them are over the top. But these are expensive national assets purchased with our hard earned money and people should be rightly proud of them since its our people that will fly them into war. We need to build the excitement so every ...
by Shameek
30 Jul 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758445

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

Wonderful to see the enthusiasm from the people on the street. We need a generation of people that run to the nearest window or clearing when they hear a jet overhead. Reminds me of the time the first Su-30K came to Pune. After years of seeing the Fulcrum in the skies, the sight of her elder sister ...
by Shameek
29 Jul 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758445

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

#HEAR: Indian #Rafale contingent establishes contact with Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata deployed in Western Arabian Sea.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1288384263901966336
by Shameek
28 Jul 2020 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758445

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

Indian Air Force appreciates the support provided by French Air Force for our Rafale journey back home. https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1288052402583527427?cxt=HGwWhoCjwb61iuAjAAAA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeAUxkfUEAArUlu?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeAUxwbUYAE6jBP?fo...
by Shameek
18 Jul 2020 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4191
Views: 853305

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ SAKO is the Finnish company that makes the gun in the picture.
by Shameek
17 Jul 2020 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411271

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Boeing Lands F-15EX Mega Deal Link The Air Force has awarded Boeing a nearly $1.2 billion contract for the first lot of F-15EX fighter jets, the service announced July 13. The new mega deal between the Pentagon and the aerospace giant includes an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract tha...
by Shameek
17 Jul 2020 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 65
Views: 9170

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

One of the first scale models I had built was the Flogger. It struck me then how slim the wings were! The video above reminded me of that. While they need to retire and go into the history books, part of me is sad to see them go. The MiG 21 through 29 were the heroes of my childhood! :)
by Shameek
10 Jul 2020 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2455
Views: 624714

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

US bans PIA flights

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications.

Link
by Shameek
28 Jun 2020 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023005

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Look at what they have been doing in the South China Sea. Building artificial islands and bases over the years and claiming more territory by building proper infrastructure. Tearing down a tent is easier than breaking up a concrete structure. And then they paint others as aggressors if they try to a...
by Shameek
25 Jun 2020 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2455
Views: 624714

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Almost 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, aviation minister says More than 30% of civilian pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses and are not qualified to fly, the country's aviation minister revealed Wednesday. Addressing Pakistan's National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 262 pilots in...
by Shameek
25 Jun 2020 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8900
Views: 1042234

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

When wearing/not wearing a mask has taken on political connotations what else is to be expected? When you have people argue that being asked to wear a mask is a violation of their rights while turning a blind eye to the rights of others to not get infected, the US gets not what they need, but certai...
by Shameek
24 Jun 2020 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8900
Views: 1042234

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Worrying scenes at Puri for the Rath yatra. I hope we are not undoing all the good that the lockdown did by rushing to open everything.

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