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by abhik
12 Oct 2020 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I'd love to be proven wrong but that cannot be on the basis of Baba baneras type character's word. However, the point is that nobody wants to prove you wrong or right except yourself. It begs the question of why you are insistent on this detail of Black Top ? There has been conflicting reports and ...
by abhik
12 Oct 2020 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Abhik, since you seem to be skirting admins questions for past two pages - should we be concerned about your keen interest over last two pages about a hyper-sensitive area? Saar can you point out where I have asked for confidential info? And if you are talking about the below post from ramana, he i...
by abhik
12 Oct 2020 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Can someone explain why Black Top is so important? I see lot of obsession about it. 1. As others have mentioned it is the highest feature in the area so it gives commanding view of the surrounding area. 2. It is ~1.5km inside the Chinese side of the LAC (no difference in perception here AFAIK), i.e...
by abhik
11 Oct 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^Assuming that is correct, it still does not prove the PLA is perched on Blacktop. IA probably scaled Blacktop from the other side facing Pangong Tso. The PLA post on the bump is probably surrounded by the IA. Further if IA is also sitting just below the bump then it has a direct view of the PLA p...
by abhik
10 Oct 2020 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Ved Malik @Vedmalik1 · Oct 8 LAC Face-Off. Is the call for status quo ante of Apr 20 now petering into status quo of Sep 20? This is the most likely outcome IMO, with both sides de-inducting most of their troops, while each keeping an OP (or small detachment) at most of the heights where they are d...
by abhik
10 Oct 2020 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Video shows the IA (possibly SFF) troops facing PLA troops at the heights west of Spanggur Lake, we are downhill of the feature called the "Bump" - I think this conclusively proves that we don't have Blacktop.

by abhik
10 Oct 2020 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045242

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

For a helicopter might be make sense to go for something like the GE-901? Either ways might be better to have an indigenous engine programme for this, though not much progress seems to have been made from the HTSE (at least going by public info).
by abhik
09 Oct 2020 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1314565874120974336 d-atis☠️ @detresfa_ As temperatures at #PangongTso begin to touch -10°C, reports from #China's news networks coupled with #GEOINT with @SimTack help map insulated & heated accommodation being set up by the PLA for their soldiers deployed t...
by abhik
08 Oct 2020 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738827

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

Tan da dan: Courtesy: https://twitter.com/kayjay34350/status/1313827278699204608?s=20 Now that is how the (NG?)HAS for a Su-30 looks like :D (Dont know why but I think we can fit 2 Tejas and a HMT Tractor in there :lol: ) https://i.imgur.com/AzU99EI.jpg Could be one of the older ones, I think MKI c...
by abhik
07 Oct 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That is a pitiful number if true, one gets the impression that we might run our of even iron bombs in case of a full scale conflict (Ex Gaganshakti had 5000 fighter sorties in first 3 days). Hope the SAAW numbers are also much larger, 500 is enough for only ~25-30 MKI fighter loads. For an airforce...
by abhik
07 Oct 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

China’s PLA complicates troop disengagement over Ladakh. It has a condition but the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is showing no signs of disengagement, deploying solar- and gas- heated troop containers and pitching snow tents on the ridgelines to defend its positions on the Line of Actual Control ...
by abhik
07 Oct 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Has the HSLD bombs been inducted into service? I had seen a article which quoted that there is a requirement of 1000 bombs every year . Btw there was a cumulative requirement of 500 Saaw bombs for IAF and IA. So I presume recent 900 crore order for saaw for 500 bombs. So presumably each saaw bomb c...
by abhik
06 Oct 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I doubt a light torpedo with a 50kg will be enough to sink or even disable a CGB, if I'm not wrong these are targeted more towards subs that are more vulnerable. BTW our immediate threat is PLAN subs in the IOR, weapons and tactics for area denial of CBGs will be different but in the development pip...
by abhik
06 Oct 2020 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ramana wrote:
abhik wrote:For your pleasure (Link in case the imgur hot link does not work anymore: https://imgur.com/a/ExvPbDX)



This graphic was created our Prasanna Simha and posted on Twitter.

Sorry, did not get you, who is Prasanna Simha?
by abhik
06 Oct 2020 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Raveen wrote:
pankajs wrote:I am most exited about coastal batteries of these Missile assisted Torps.


Get some in Andaman, Lakshadweep, and Kanyakumari and you are golden.

For your pleasure (Link in case the imgur hot link does not work anymore: https://imgur.com/a/ExvPbDX)
Image
by abhik
05 Oct 2020 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

wig wrote:https://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/2020/oct/04/dragons-dilemmawhy-china-cant-win-a-war-with-india-2204559.html

Dragon’s dilemma: Why China can’t win a war with India

There has been no indication of this to be actually true, a real shooting war would have started in case that had happened.
by abhik
05 Oct 2020 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/Chellaney/status/1312983380519120896 [quoteB]rahma Chellaney @Chellaney Media manipulation, disinformation and lawfare are key tools in China's hybrid warfare against India. China last week planted a story in a leading Indian daily through its Beijing correspondent that resurrect...
by abhik
05 Oct 2020 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Video in tweet shows PLA (possibly on the "Bump" looking down at IA positions at Gurung/tabletop).
https://twitter.com/TibetPeople/status/ ... 9185757184
by abhik
05 Oct 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213965

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

Do IN and IAF Mig-29s have the same radar/mission computer, making the integration of Astra applicable across both variants?
by abhik
05 Oct 2020 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213965

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

People forget that in the early 2010's IAF had grand plans for acquiring 250 (then reduced to 144) 5th gen stealth fighters, i.e. the FGFA, with deliver expected from 2020 time frame. But along the way we found out that the Russians don't really have the tech along with unattractive industrial terms...
by abhik
04 Oct 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213965

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

Khan are offering us the F-21 because that is exactly have we have asked for, unfortunately nobody in power seems to have realised the folly of not asking the the latest tech available i,e, F-35, instead of protracting the MMRCA X circus.
by abhik
04 Oct 2020 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

sanjaykumar wrote:WTF

https://youtu.be/qLV1Ao9QkpE


Seems their hypersonic program is unbelievably advanced.

What's so WTF about this? These are modernized versions of cold war era missiles no? Adding "hypersonic" prefix to everything has become a fad.
by abhik
03 Oct 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A question for those who are better informed, is there anything stopping us from digging sideways in the Atal Tunnel to create silos for critical storage? Any silos will have to be in the other side of the all the mountains ranges/passes (which is our logistics bottle neck) on route to frontline lo...
by abhik
03 Oct 2020 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Er... Why is every one calling this Shaurya missile? Is this not the Pralay missile (sure its derived from the Shaurya) - details of which have been posed by IR, KM saars and others since quite some time now? https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2410630&sid=d38ea3f51f4a38cda2f42cb77...
by abhik
03 Oct 2020 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

IIRC the shinku la route will also be closed for 45 days (or atleast that's the target).
by abhik
03 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205587

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Sprut-SD isn’t even being purchased by Russia due to issues such as oil leak why are we even considering it? As per a report the Russian "suggested" it to the RM when he visited, i.e. we didn't actually ask for it. IMO that is the most believe scenario, with the Natashas pushing the emerg...
by abhik
02 Oct 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So if we go for mass production of Nirbhay, who would be doing it and what could be the production rate per year, an estimate based on other missiles production rate. What is the production rate of tomahawk & kalibr missiles? If you go by the freely available US budget DoD budget requests, they...
by abhik
02 Oct 2020 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067109

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Lol atleast the papers are making some money printing ads for the CCP. I left a comment on ambassador wierd dong's twitter post highlighting CCP's mass murders and promptly got banned :twisted: I hope @jack is also getting his 50c for scrubbing each inconvenient fact/opinion post from the interwebs.
by abhik
01 Oct 2020 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316126

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^^
Yup, that's their ultra light howitzer (the one behind the Bofors).
by abhik
01 Oct 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

India & China agree to ‘sincerely’ implement Jaishankar-Wang peace plan at WMCC talks India and China held yet another round of talks Wednesday under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) on bilateral border affairs and agreed to “sincerely implement” the five-point p...
by abhik
30 Sep 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Whats the point of spending all this mental effort trying to figure what caused China to do what it is doing? Why does a g@ndu indulge in g@ndugiri? Even if we figure it out what do we do with that information? If our infrastructure is causing them concern, are we going to stop it building roads? If...
by abhik
28 Sep 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 220
Views: 43406

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

India does away with offsets for G-to-G defence deals with CAG's Rafale report out The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), cleared by the defence ministry on Monday, has done away with the need of foreign companies investing at least 30 percent of the contract value in the Indian manufacturing...
by abhik
28 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What about the spares, consumables, magazines for the Sig in the long term - whats our plan for that?
by abhik
28 Sep 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018821

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Going through the Vayushakti 2019 photos gave me an Aha moment. All bombs dropped were 225 and 450 kg HSLD bombs Su-30MKI - [img]https://indianairforce.nic.in/sites/default/files/exvs15.jpg Mirage 2000 - [img]https://indianairforce.nic.in/sites/default/files/exvs12.jpg Tejas - [img]https://indianai...
by abhik
28 Sep 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544333

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Thing is we are buying ~100 A320/B373 aircraft every year (before Covid at least) but neither players have offered to set up an assembly line here (Airbus for example has one in US and in China) - of the huge amounts we are spending on commercial aircraft we are not getting any significant industria...
by abhik
28 Sep 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544333

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

There are items that could have certainly have been given by US from their various stocks even if just for the show purpose. So that's certainly a valid point. I have mentioned Javelin system before. Simple diversion of some in IA to be trained to use such systems opens up a possibility that chines...
by abhik
27 Sep 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544333

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Greece is purchasing 18 Rafale F3R jets and other necessary equipment for 2 billion Euros . It wont be long before someone in India will bring this up and will ask why we paid $8.7 billion for 36 jets. 8 of those 18 are going to be "donated" by the French and the rest 10 are apparently di...
by abhik
27 Sep 2020 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Yes we now have an edge in the Chushul sector, we command the heights. But if we are forced to occupy the heights indefinitely, thats an almost unbearable extra cost imposed on the IA, while the Chinese sit in their warm tents. I am not sure if we should be celebrating the extra cost imposed on us....
by abhik
26 Sep 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386577

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The videos, information and interviews are obviously released by the IAF itself (civilians are not allowed near it anyways) - its quite obvious which airbase this is, they are just sending a deliberate message onlee.

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