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by anand_sankar
25 Mar 2015 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2516
Views: 301916

Re: Military Flight Safety

The design has done its job. It must have been subjected to its maximum force or more. The aircraft looks like slammed into the mountain at Mach 0.9.
by anand_sankar
01 Feb 2015 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The video??? ^^^^^^
by anand_sankar
18 Jan 2015 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253433

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Any website which is posting R-Day rehearsal pics?
by anand_sankar
28 Dec 2014 14:46
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 50712

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek, For once I have to say, I am not convinced with the Pakis nuking Lahore themselves. It is an impossible sell for them to say the Indians did it. For one, India has a 'stated' no first use policy. And there was plenty of opportunity to retaliate for Mumbai if they wanted to, but they went conv...
by anand_sankar
24 Dec 2014 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

@Nik

Do your math before commenting.

If the fuel bill is $300 million per year, the carrier will have to burn 119 million liters of fuel oil per year. (Fuel oil is today around $300 per barrel. So you can buy 1 million barrels for $300 million. One barrel equals 119 litres)

:rotfl:
by anand_sankar
14 Oct 2014 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

There is that story of the INS Mysore ploughing through a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. Heard the ship suffered quite some damage. Have never found any links of that account.
by anand_sankar
14 Oct 2014 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2516
Views: 301916

Re: Military Flight Safety

http://www.livefistdefence.com/2014/10/photos-from-su-30-crash-site-offers-big.html

LiveFist has more pictures now.

Kudos to the pilots, an intact airframe is going to make the investigation of the crash easy peasey!
by anand_sankar
14 Oct 2014 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2516
Views: 301916

Re: Military Flight Safety

One of the first images from the crash site, posted by someone on FB. The airframe looks remarkably intact.

https://www.facebook.com/hobbyflyers/photos/a.294530200703498.1073741829.294211110735407/368528176637033/?type=1&theater
by anand_sankar
24 Jul 2014 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 306791

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The C-17s are quite a sight in Leh!

Last month when I was there, saw one execute a missed approach and go-around at full load. The aircraft seemed effortless while turning inside the valley.
by anand_sankar
06 Jun 2014 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 133498

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Statistically fixed wing carrier ops have higher than average accident rates. Good to know this was just a minor mishap.
by anand_sankar
05 May 2014 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 813221

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The legend of the TRISONICS is something indeed! I have had the privilege of having a drink with a former CO of the sqdn. :)

That said, the Su-30 and the Mig-25 are two completely different beasts. Whatever you do, a Rambha will never be a Foxbat!
by anand_sankar
29 Apr 2014 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 548050

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

@Hari Sud

I heard you have authored a book -- Standard Operating Procedures For Flying A Desk -- where can it be purchased?
by anand_sankar
28 Apr 2014 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2516
Views: 301916

Re: Military Flight Safety

The case of the IL-38's: The number two aircraft's number four engine, contacted with the MAD boom of the lead IL-38. The MAD boom sheared off with most of the tail and the lead aircraft went into a spin. The number two aircraft suffered extensive damage to wing structure from shrapnel. The crew wer...
by anand_sankar
27 Apr 2014 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 364672

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Major Mukund Varadarajan is OTA 81 not 78. As usual our media gets its facts all wrong.

RIP.

A relief fund for his young family is being setup by his batchmates.
by anand_sankar
28 Mar 2014 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2516
Views: 301916

Re: Military Flight Safety

Multiple sources confirming C-130J down on Twitter. :(
by anand_sankar
21 Mar 2014 20:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 133498

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Why almost 200 trainers? 1. We need to train a lot more pilots. Intake can be increased. 2. Trainers get used heavily. More aircraft means flying hours per aircraft gets distributed, thus fleet will last a while. And more numbers cater to maintenance schedules. Batches of trainees need to be trained...
by anand_sankar
21 Mar 2014 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

YAY St Anthony ki Jai! :x http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-navy-chinese-nuclear-sub-indian-ocean/1/350498.html This explains why all the fuss and hurry in getting the INS Vikramaditya to India. The Chinese were waiting to sniff it. Rebuilding India's submarine capability is a WAR PRIORITY f...
by anand_sankar
17 Mar 2014 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 91446

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Keeping away from getting too deep into the diesel sub vs SSN debate, it is pertinent to note the scenario I am talking about. I have clearly mentioned that the carrier is going to be at least ~850 kms away from the coast at any point. It will be in blue waters. It will have to stay away from coasta...
by anand_sankar
16 Mar 2014 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 91446

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

@Phillip +1

I firmly believe we have lost the military balance game in the 2010-2020 period vs PRC thanks to St Anthony.
by anand_sankar
16 Mar 2014 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 91446

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

@RajitO A CBGs surface ASW is completely independent of the presence of a friendly SSN. Think of it as two rings. The SSN is the outer ring and the pointed edge. It will 'sanitise' the area ahead while the surface ASW watches close and the 'six o clock'. The combat radius of the CBG air wing is ~850...
by anand_sankar
16 Mar 2014 20:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 50712

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

The test of Mr Ahuja's scenario is going to be this... The munnas across the border are not mugs. There is going to be one BIG retaliatory air or missile strike on a major Indian military installation, mostly in J&K or Punjab. I am looking forward to how the author plays it and see how it shapes...
by anand_sankar
13 Mar 2014 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 91446

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

I am not all that worried about the lack of a CIWS currently. The carrier has a good two years to go before its completely operational with a trained airwing and P-15A escorts with LRSAMS. The CIWS will be installed by then, The VIK does not have to undergo a major refit for this. What is MOST worry...
by anand_sankar
12 Mar 2014 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 133498

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

ACM Raha... RWR screeching, MISSILE LAUNCH... Feminist BVRAAMs are diving for the kill... http://ibnlive.in.com/news/women-physically-not-suited-for-flying-fighter-planes-says-air-chief-marshal-arup-raha/457286-3-242.html "As far as flying fighter planes are concerned, it is a very challenging ...
by anand_sankar
12 Mar 2014 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Nice to have come across this article about the heliborne assault on Sylhet! http://bravestofthebrave.com/?p=14 Flight Lieutenant Sharma of AIF (forward Air Controller) came with his radio set (with which he would be directing IAF aircraft, flying overhead accurately on to the enemy targets) The FAC...
by anand_sankar
11 Mar 2014 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Considering how building our Scorpenes has been nothing short of the metaphorical 'dog's breakfast', it is going to be one hell of first seatrial for the first submarine to roll out!
by anand_sankar
11 Mar 2014 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 138976

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Not good news on the Scorpenes... And we have yet to build ours! http://www.defencetalk.com/malaysia-first-submarine-unable-to-dive-24168/?fb_action_ids=792599537431606&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.Ux7H4NyIKE4.like Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s first submarine, a European-made Scorpene delive...
by anand_sankar
08 Mar 2014 18:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 50712

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Mr Ahuja, kindly send the -16 drivers to their 'virgins' fast :rotfl:
by anand_sankar
02 Mar 2014 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 133498

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Who needs sanctions when St Anthony the Clean Dhoti is around? Almost every other manufacturer is going to be blacklisted, and the clean ones cannot compete because they are now 'single vendors' The next govt needs to make a choice ASAP, does fighting corruption in the short term mean we thoroughly ...
by anand_sankar
28 Jan 2014 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 169173

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

@Christopher:

ATC: Unidentified aircraft, are you an A-380 or a blimp?

Unidentified Aircraft: Just a fully-laden Rafale.
by anand_sankar
28 Jan 2014 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 169173

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

@vivek_ahuja The sums that are being talked about now are truly phenomenal. It will be a miracle if contract gets signed and the number of aircraft stays at 126. It is almost an impossibility that the contract will be signed before March 31. Model code of conduct for the elections is just about 75 d...
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

@RajitO, never a dull day, always a story to hear, and someone to offer a peg :)

Thanks for the link, interesting to follow up.
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Same neck of the woods. The flare up was last year. Dunno if the same area of ops.
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Finally, Sena Medal Gallantry:

LANCE HAVILDAR BISHAL GURUNG 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE).
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Sepoy Ran Bahadur Gurung (posthumous) , 5/5 Gorkha Rifles, was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for another op. RIP the braveheart! "Sepoy Gurung has been chosen for the Shaurya Chakra posthumously for displaying exceptional resilience, commitment and epic bravery during counter infiltration operatio...
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I live in Dehradun now, anyone wants the story, feel free to buzz me and drop by for cup of tea!
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

@RajitO

The last decade has been a very turbulent one for the unit. For those of us close to them, this is a very special moment. Now the unit has its pride back!
by anand_sankar
27 Jan 2014 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137848

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Just got to know of this! AND I AM SO PROUD! 5/5 GR is a unit with which I have many fond memories. A buddy has served with them as an officer and I have had the honour of spending a lot of time with the unit. "Naib Subedar Bhupal Singh Chhantel Magar of 5/5 Gorkha Rifles was awarded the Kirti ...

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