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by abhik
23 Apr 2019 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584799

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

One good news I see is that 6 Apaches for IA was never signed, only way to guarantee LCH does not get T-90'd.
by abhik
22 Apr 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 383354

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

^^^
We are also developing our own IRST for MKI correct?

I hope we use uttam for MKI also, I'm betting the Russian are going to fall behind us in electronics in the near future.
by abhik
18 Apr 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

HTFE-25 was supposed to be flight tested on a Hawk this year - any updates on that?
by abhik
17 Apr 2019 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13165

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

If weight was really the issue with Arjun, a clean sheet design could have been commissioned in 2014 and we could have prototype by now (all the building block technologies are already there or can be bought). Instead we spent 5 years on time pass updates to Arjun and put out futuristic armoured imp...
by abhik
17 Apr 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Cheen does have plenty of Mi-17 no? In fact don't they have an assembly line for it.
by abhik
15 Apr 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@chola saar There have been many reports of "airspace violations" in the past, mostly helicopters (though not many recently - don't know if such incidents have actually reduced or the media has lost interest), which is far more serious than scrambles. On the ground they have nonchalantly b...
by abhik
15 Apr 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1297
Views: 263551

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^
USV/UUVs will probably make the greatest difference in this field, hope we are investing in this field.
by abhik
20 Mar 2019 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

You can reach FATA by swinging around via Tibet no? I suspect cheen is completely nanga air defense wise there. Would also be a "measured" response for their UN ban shenanigans.
by abhik
17 Mar 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/bars-entry-icc-members-probing-war-crimes-afghanistan-190315191933901.html The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel seeking to investigate possible war crimes by US forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of...
by abhik
17 Mar 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I would have said this was a propagandu posting, but she no very err.. "Photogenic", which is the norm for CCP propagandu.
by abhik
12 Mar 2019 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

EU munna should have first fired a full broadside at chin (25% tariff on $100b or some such) before asking for an alliance. What action have they taken against China till date - or as usual they wanted to shoot from US's shoulder?
by abhik
12 Mar 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The latest version of American MLRS does 150km, I think we will see further improvement in range in future versions.
by abhik
09 Mar 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

DrRatnadip wrote:https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india-now-follows-new-policy-of-dealing-with-terrorists-pm-modi/articleshow/68332645.cms

No signs of de escalation from our PM..

I wouldn't read much into poll speeches, rather look at what's actually happening on the ground.
by abhik
06 Mar 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

BTW there is also a 7.62 machine gun for x0,000 numbers left, which no doubt the OFB gun will get ignored.
by abhik
06 Mar 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:The wind tunnel model of desi penetrating bomb looks TFTA with potato masher fins for stabilisation.

Which Desi bomb saar?
by abhik
05 Mar 2019 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 828506

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

From AI19: HAL's unmanned wingmann will use PTA7E engine.
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From Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/vkthakur/status/1102836188002435072
by abhik
05 Mar 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Its affecting flights to/from Indian too... I'm guessing an extra ~ 2h flight time must have been added North Indian routs (Delhi).
by abhik
04 Mar 2019 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So no more updates from on ground AWACS? Or is the next report expected at 3:30am onlee :lol:
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384388

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

Question for KM and other gurus, what is the current state of data links between the different fighters in IAF fleet and also other assets like AWACS and ground assets.
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384388

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

jamwal wrote:https://scontent.fdel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22548753_1067214426747290_8312994916222319628_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fdel8-1.fna&oh=78a244b375b2a5bd13952d8ce50534cd&oe=5D1F7779
What's this Tree and Swords logo ?

Saudi Air Force.
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 828506

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^^^
Can all the updates from AI19 be collated in one place (even if it is links to posts)? It feels like there is less and less information out with progressive AIs.
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.opindia.com/2019/03/narendra-modi-india-today-conclave-fear-is-good/ PM Modi said that today, the country has experienced the lack of Rafale fighter jets. “ If we had Rafale, the outcome (of the February 26 air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan followed by Pakistan’s retaliatory airspa...
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can there be any doubt now? I tend to believe my own lying eyes, but there is tiny probability that I'm misinterpreting these images, so BRF gurus? Memorialized on my blog: https://observingliberalpakistan.blogspot.com/2019/03/balakot-target-before-and-after.html Balakot, before and after. First, t...
by abhik
03 Mar 2019 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like there is going to be no overt response to the Paki air raid , which IMO is a neutral, if not positive outcome for the PAF. Of course you may disagree, but the only argument that can be made is that we won the pisscological war which has its limits - You can always wash your browned shalw...
by abhik
02 Mar 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like there is going to be no overt response to the Paki air raid, which IMO is a neutral, if not positive outcome for the PAF. Of course you may disagree, but the only argument that can be made is that we won the pisscological war which has its limits - You can always wash your browned shalwar...
by abhik
02 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384388

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

Do the Bisons carry any BVR anymore, since the R-77s have reportedly turned out to be duds and MKI now are seen only with R-27s?
by abhik
02 Mar 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Singha wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRDO_Smart_Anti-Airfield_Weapon

SAAW is nearing IOC after 8 tests. it has gps/glonass/irnss guidance which is ok as a first step. it will be cheap as it as no seeker.

...

SAAW 1.0 already has MMW seeker no? It is more TFTA than Spice that only has a IIR seeker.
by abhik
28 Feb 2019 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Optics aside, this presser went well. The groundwork has been laid to hit back as soon the Wing Commander comes back. Postponing the response after Wing Commanders return does not make sense - what if more pow are taken in retaliatory action- can't expect another time-out. Or what if tomorrow the p...
by abhik
28 Feb 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

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

Was the Mi17 crash an accident, or enemy action?
by abhik
27 Feb 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128961

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

WTF why are people demanding Modi give an address - like a little kid crying for mommy, please grow up.
by abhik
27 Feb 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128961

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

ArjunPandit wrote:hitting 500 visitors

I hope BRF infra (servers) is able to handle the load; I myself am getting all my information from here - refreshing this thread every 5min. :|
by abhik
26 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128961

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Guys what do you make of this? @Natsecjeff Follow Follow @Natsecjeff More Pakistani military spox: "As you all know, Pakistani government has called a meeting of National Command Authority tomorrow. I hope you know what that means." National Command Authority overseas Pakistan's nuclear w...
by abhik
26 Feb 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128961

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Any news high value targets meeting their 72?
by abhik
26 Feb 2019 09:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128961

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Guys, Posting after a long time. Do you guys think Pakistan will launch counter strikes against Indian Airbases in J& or Punjab. Are our forces on the highest alert. There does not seem to be any activity on the military alert levels etc. Are we ready for war? As per what we know, only terror c...
by abhik
24 Feb 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 16011

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What about first flight for Naval Mk2 - any dates shared for that?
by abhik
22 Feb 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

155mm/39 calibre FH77/B ---> 410 acquired and will be replaced by the Dhanush

First time I'm hearing about this... I thought they were just going to upgrade the original bofors (of course some Dhanush lineage is expected as it will be done be OFB).
by abhik
20 Feb 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584799

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ I remember reading something to that effect in an article from a few months ago (*might* suspend work on IMRH and the 2 turbo engine programs if the fund situation did not improve much soon). Anyways that post says they are waiting for funding from services to move forward - ball is in the gover...
by abhik
20 Feb 2019 09:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 211443

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Any news on when the first flight is expected?
by abhik
16 Feb 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584799

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Any update on HAL IMRH? Looks like they won't be showing a mockup this time?

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