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by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

Why do short range AAMs have to be IIR? Any reason why a radar seeker won't work?
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Did we take out an ammo dump, Brahmos or otherwise?
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

RD Ji: my thoughts exactly! I had posted on one of the threads a while ago that India is more likely to fight a Two front sub-conventional war than a two-front conventional war. What we have shown is the capability to do exactly that, not just militarily but also diplomatically. Manjgu: we don't kno...
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3650
Views: 697130

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one. Is this how it happens normally? P.S. Great to know the urgency ...
by Prem Kumar
15 Mar 2019 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tarmak has 2 videos: day launch & night launch. In the videos, its clear that there is an initial booster to get the missile to clear the launch tube, followed by the main booster. For the initial boost, we can see a smaller flame in the musharraf, compared to the main booster. In the daytime la...
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I like khan logic. MA being thrown under the bus may have been communicated to Pakis by the Chinese. Could be the reason for their "he is very sick" claim. They can drag this along for a couple of months (LS 2019) and either quietly stop talking about him (if Modi loses) or declare him dea...
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

UlanBatori wrote:In the absence of IAF confirmation, I HAVE to ask why BRF postors keep parroting the Paki line that they shot the MiG down


Wogay. I am happy with this theory. Sounds plausible.
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

Abdul e-R73 Musharrafi
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

If this hypothesis is true, it speaks volumes about our physical & electronic countermeasure capabilities, not to mention pilot situational awareness. He is chasing an F-16 in a vintage aircraft, while another is sending an AIM-120 his way (he was probably a sitting duck). He shoots down the F-1...
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

Its possible that WC Abhi employed countermeasures and AIM-120 fell for it, but it might have exploded close enough to cause enough damage that he ejected. Might explain why the plane was more or less in one piece when it crashed.
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Thanks rkhanna! Very interesting report.

What irritates me is that the GOI gives a first-dekho to this rabid Modi-phobic, Hinduphobic channel. *Facepalm*
by Prem Kumar
10 Mar 2019 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Excellent piece by Sushant Sareen. A must read! Regarding Modi's benchmark setting for future potential, non-BJP government, I have my doubts. Obviously, people will expect air-strikes & the like, as a response to major terror attacks. But ISI-controlled Congress can deflate the mood inch-by-inc...
by Prem Kumar
08 Mar 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

The "minute by minute" dogfight description, with fancy maneuver terms, was circulated in WhatsApp more than a week back. India Today just copy-pasted it.

I seriously doubt its credibility.
by Prem Kumar
08 Mar 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If we are creating a new-gen of ASMs and SSMs, I would humbly submit that we build one like what Singha (I think) posted sometime back. An MIRV missile with conventional warheads Example: the Prompt Global Strike concept, modified for a different use-case. Take one of the K-series missiles, launched...
by Prem Kumar
08 Mar 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1570
Views: 197580

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

It might also have to do with the confidence in R-77 in long range engagement & the need to preserve missiles during CAP as parshuram mentioned above.

All the more reason to induct Astra in numbers right away!
by Prem Kumar
07 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Anti-radiation A2A sounds like an interesting idea. It can sneak up on a fighter or AWACS without itself being detected. Similar to IIR, but operating at a longer range. However, if the radar has a good resolution, the incoming missile will be detected by the radar itself. Then its a question of the...
by Prem Kumar
07 Mar 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Injury count is now 28! This could very easily happen in a Thanjavur bus stand also. Considering the population density of India, the sheer # of brainwashed Muslims, the presence of Pakistan & the wide porous borders, I am speechless at what Doval has achieved. 5 years and no terror attack in th...
by Prem Kumar
07 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Actually such psy-ops is good for us too, if it can cut our red tape and make inductions faster. Remember how the Arjun program was launched in response to the Abrams threat? Here is another prediction: Pakis will beg for HQ-9's from China to plug their air defences. We should up the game, if such a...
by Prem Kumar
07 Mar 2019 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

must be a anti awacs/cap sniping plan. but considering they do not trust the pl12 over the older amraamc5, i wonder how good it will be. none of their fighter radars have the range to target anything @ 150km though. Their Erieye might be able to provide data-links, assuming the Pakis are capable of...
by Prem Kumar
07 Mar 2019 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 127535

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Hope Astra induction happens in double-quick time. Following the mauling at the hands of IAF, the PAF has gone ahead and ordered PL-15 long range AAMs from China. No idea if it works as advertised, but it has a 150 Km range.

The enemy has made his moves. We must make ours pronto.
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In light of Balakot, I hope we expedite a lot more of the following: 1) Garuda & Garuthma: induct in the 100s, if not in the 1000s. GPS independence 2) Tejas-MK1 & MK1A: numbers! 3) Akash & MRSAM. Can't be relying completely on fighter scrambling to defend a massive border 4) More Netras...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Thanks Ramana, Kakarat & Karan M for the insights about Spice
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like the entire top brass of JeM were at Balakot, to give a rousing speech to the new 107 recruits! Must be some sort of initiation ritual. The intel was simply brilliant and so was the timing, choice of weapons and decoy tactics. Military & Intel agencies from around the world will be ana...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Spice's USP is it works in GPS denied space. Interesting. Does it use INS? Scene matching can kick in when its close enough to the target, not when its launched. I guess, once its fed the GPS coordinates, it sets itself a guide path. It tries to take GPS coordinates mid-course. But if GPS is denied...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A few observations: 1) Its a top-attack munition with pre-fed coordinates, imagery & other params like type of roof etc. The imagery from the top would've been supplied by our spy sats and fed into Spice for scene correlation matching. All this must've been done either long ago or in the days af...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Yes, but it is unlikely the Su-30s or Herons with their SAR package went to Balakot during or after the strike for confirmation. Herons might have. We don't know. There was one report that said a Heron did battle damage assessment. But given the amount of disinformation the last 2 weeks, we can't b...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Iyerval has his strengths - war-gaming. But he is now pontificating on all military matters like some kind of expert. There was an interview of him with pgurus (Sree Iyer), where he was happily mixing fact with fiction. When referencing Kargil, he mixed up Sq Ldr Ahuja with Capt Saurabh Kalia. There...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A :shock: from the Indian Express article. It said that there were 107 new recruits in the JeM camp when we halal'ed it. If this is true, we have an insane amount of HUMINT or other forms of Intel, deep inside Pak. We see this level in the Kashmir valley, when an Army spokesperson would casually say...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If it 'exploded' would ejection be still possible? Both the pilots appear to have ejected and landed 'safely' only to be killed later by pakis. Might have exploded post ejection. The R73 might have taken off a part of the F16 and the pilots might have had just enough time to eject before it disinte...
by Prem Kumar
03 Mar 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

SAR implemented on RISAT-2 did find YSR helicopter wreckage in AP jungles very quickly, this means it has the resolution. There is reason to conclude it was used to identify the damage to the structure(s) in Balakot post mission. The situation might be different here, compared to YSR. Per some acco...
by Prem Kumar
02 Mar 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

RISAT pairs are long dead!! The newer ones are yet to be lunched or we might have already put them on orbit using foreign vehicles which too unlikely given the sensitive nature of the payloads. ISRO launched Microsat-R in January 2019. Built by DRDO. Very low earth orbit (274 Km) - purely for high-...
by Prem Kumar
01 Mar 2019 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3839
Views: 405725

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If Abhinandan & Co did not chase away the F-16s, they would have bombed our Army base. That would have been suicidal ..... for Pakistan. India would have just bombed them to stone age. I recommend that both India & Pakistan give awards to Abhinandan. For saving Pakistan from annihilation We ...
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

BBC is repeating DG_ISPR's lie. We will know soon enough if they will have egg on their faces.
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

ANI retweeted DG_ISPR's baloney. So, don't know how credible they are

If Mi17 was downed by a missile, we will know when the debris is analyzed
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Pakis should have phoned hotline and said "Let us bomb some forests inside India", go back safely, claim success and preserve our H&D.

Instead they came unannounced. Now, this is gonna give them Musharraf burn
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Most likely Pakis are claiming 2 kills, both of which are lies

1) An Mi17 crash near Srinagar due to technical glitch
2) An F16 shot-down inside POK
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Methinks, they will intrude, drop bombs on random unpopulated places, claim they killed 100s shot-down a couple of MIGs and go back to rewrite their history books. They will not dare engage with the IAF. This way, their domestic audience is happy. And if they don't hit anyone on our side, our IAF wo...
by Prem Kumar
27 Feb 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125577

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has briefed both the President and Vice-President about the Indian Air Force strike at JeM terror camp in Balakote. Genuine pooch: the President is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, no? So, shouldn't he be at least in the loop on the Surgical Strikes too (inclu...
by Prem Kumar
25 Feb 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34916

Re: Aero India 2019

A little blast from the past (AI2017) https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02/how-a-secretive-drdo-lab-is-saving-the-iaf-su-30mki.html Do we know if the new DARE Jammer made it into the Su-30 MKI's? Also any relation between this jammer and the self protection jammer under development? Lots of inter...
by Prem Kumar
25 Feb 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570533

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Plus, how many more Helina tests are required? We've been hearing about Helina successful trials for a year now. Just fast-track it and fix bugs as you go along.

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