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by Bala Vignesh
15 Jun 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178014

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ks_sachin ji,
Can you share your email id, if you don't mind?
by Bala Vignesh
15 Jun 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086514

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I always wondered about the large wing area Tejas presents in a WVR fight to incoming missiles detonating with proximity fuses or to strafing by guns. That is always going to be there, unless you go with a short stubby wing like the ones on F104, but that would not work when you want hot and high p...
by Bala Vignesh
10 Jun 2020 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379553

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

The large grey missile is the KH-31P anti-radiation missile. https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/status/1270343203963547655?s=20 ----> MiG-29UPG of IAF during testing phase. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaEqZtGWAAAHXoo?format=jpg&name=large Looks like single engine ops!! The port engine nozzle i...
by Bala Vignesh
31 May 2020 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086514

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

ramana wrote:Add 108 more to the MK1A order. Total 180.

Ramana garu,
Please don't give jingos such false hopes, now!!
by Bala Vignesh
28 May 2020 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 816085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Can the three indep Recce sq not be spun up into a new raising and 61 Cav seeded with offers and men from existing arms regard to bring to full strength? Wasn't aware that the 61Cav was being mechanized by amalgamating existing indep squadrons.. Why not split the HQ Sqn of 61 Cav and have one half ...
by Bala Vignesh
27 May 2020 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048986

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

RaghuK,
Is the front facing blade manually foldable to the rear, in the automatic blade folding system that was demonstrated in AI'19?? Along with the rest of the rotors??
by Bala Vignesh
27 May 2020 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086514

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Bhaskar_T flickr is a good option for this, along with any other photo hosting site like 500px. Even Google photo works, but imyou have specifically assign seperate security property for the photo to be public. A red letter day for us, with the induction of the FOC Tejas!! Time to deploy the lungis!!
by Bala Vignesh
21 May 2020 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89214

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Just came back after many a moons to this thread and Jingo bahut khush hua!! Now all that remains is for the khayali biryani that most of us are cooking(NLCA Mk1 in Navy service) becomes reality. Indranil ji, would you be able to share if there is a tentive timeline on when the next set of tests are...
by Bala Vignesh
21 May 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280563

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

As I understand it, Serviceability relates to an aircraft being available to fly at any time, which could also means readiness. Availability would also include serviceability of all the munitions and sensors required for the mission. But I could be wrong.
by Bala Vignesh
18 May 2020 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836487

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

BSF+ITBP+SSB should be amalgamated. Top echelons commanded by Army officers instead of IPS. Control should be moved to Defence Ministry, DMA. Budget should move also. Training institutions for their officers should be amalgamated to one. Jawan training institutions should be rationalised and region...
by Bala Vignesh
18 May 2020 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836487

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Vidurji,
As a thought exercise, if we were to amalgamate all CAPF involved in border protection under a single entity, how would we go about that?
by Bala Vignesh
18 May 2020 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 893
Views: 219684

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

The BSF website also states the same, quoting it verbatim, "The BSF raised in 1965 with the specific purpose of manning the Indian border as the 'First Line of Defence' against infiltration, smuggling and military assault, can hardly be said to comprise an enviable job." Given this, I do n...
by Bala Vignesh
17 May 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 893
Views: 219684

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

A "simple" solution exists to address this, combine all three CAPF involved in border protection under a single force structure, enabling building of an comabt oriented ethos along with their regular policing roles and since it would be reclassified as a paramilitary unit along the lines o...
by Bala Vignesh
13 Jan 2020 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89214

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Glad to see someone pitch the case for a NLCA based LIFT!! It's a low hanging fruit ripe for picking, giving IN a huge boost in its Air warfare capabilities and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the MiG29K platform, which are clearly not living upto the expectations.
by Bala Vignesh
16 Dec 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755487

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

That's what the elderly Brig Major was trying to say, although he didn't necessarily need to ask Dr Fair if she understood (and she didn't need to react the way she did - she doesn't understand the subcontinental culture to know that age trumps other indignations). Of all the points cited by Dr Fai...
by Bala Vignesh
16 Dec 2019 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755487

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

"That's what t he elderly Brig Major was trying to say, although he didn't necessarily need to ask Dr Fair if she understood (and she didn't need to react the way she did - she doesn't understand the subcontinental culture to know that age trumps other indignations)." He was a Brigadier M...
by Bala Vignesh
15 Dec 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755487

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

That's simply not how we do things, especially given that we acknowledged a fratricide and Abhi's downing. Even if we manage to hide it for now, there will be the families that wouldn't take it.
by Bala Vignesh
15 Dec 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048986

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

In case this was not shared earlier.

by Bala Vignesh
05 Dec 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

lakshmanM wrote:It looks photoshopped

It most definitely is not, sir.
by Bala Vignesh
03 Dec 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178014

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Wouldn't this make more sense for the CISF's Airport security group too? Wonder if they have evaluated it and if so what their observations were?
by Bala Vignesh
03 Dec 2019 16:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 179422

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

Buddy refueling is inefficient because it uses internal fuel from another aircraft. The pod just houses the pump, hose and drogue. TSarkarda, In the buddy refuelling role, wouldn't the MiG29K actually carry 4 drop tanks on the inboard pylons and just orbit overhead the Carrier or may be set up an o...
by Bala Vignesh
03 Dec 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178014

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:http://epaper.mailtoday.in/c/46428002

Sandeep Unnithan reports that SPG is buying small number of JVPC. This would be a big stamp of approval from a premiere organisation.

Amazing news if true!! Would help boost the image of the weapon over all!!
by Bala Vignesh
02 Dec 2019 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51469

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

1. What happens to the Artillery barrell (or any gun barrell for that matter) once it is worn out. Can we compress it radially and regroove it and reuse it ? 2. Can the caliber of a gun increased (temporarily for firing few shells) by adding a screwable extension ?Similar to adding a silencer to a ...
by Bala Vignesh
01 Dec 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725095

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If you can find that link out, it would be great. A real engine in an enclosed aircraft is very unlikely (for all the obvious reasons) but that image could have been of a large APU? It would be an APU, not an actual aircraft engine of the kind that flies the plane. It most certainly wasn't an APU. ...
by Bala Vignesh
01 Dec 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

Philip wrote:12+ would be good going.Did any of the upgraded M2Ks take part in the last spat with Pak?

At least 2 that we know of, which were handling the southern half of the front with 4 Mirage V and 4 JF-17's opposite them.
by Bala Vignesh
01 Dec 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725095

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think there was a reference from Dr Christopher where he mentioned a third engine (sort of an APU) would be put in to address the additional power demand for an AWACS. I think it was in AI2017, CABS had shown a video/model of a 330 with another one of its actual engine placed inside the cabin for...
by Bala Vignesh
14 Nov 2019 01:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 179422

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

JayS wrote:NLCA demonstrated night arrested recovery. A video in this tweet.

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/sta ... 05632?s=19

Waah!! 2019 is proving to be a watershed year for Indian aerospace R&D.. More steam to the team!!
Lungis fully deployed!!
by Bala Vignesh
03 Nov 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 285
Views: 61840

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

I thought RSAF had a permanent det out at KKD??
by Bala Vignesh
01 Nov 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

The article states that the last active squadron of MiG27 UPG is 29 Scorpio. That would mean that 10 squadron has already been number-plated.
by Bala Vignesh
26 Oct 2019 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

fanne wrote:Does anyone know if Mig 29 UPG also includes fly by wire upgrade? (Mig 29 K have them)


Open source data doesn't indicate the addition of a FBW system as part of the UPG package .
by Bala Vignesh
24 Oct 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387833

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/army-chopper-with-northern-army-commander-on-board-crash-lands-in-j-k/articleshow/71738549.cms Army chopper with Northern Army commander on board crash-lands in J-K An Indian Army helicopter with the Northern Army commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on ...
by Bala Vignesh
21 Oct 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 810165

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Well, I was aware but was told by my paanwala not to share the exact location. Hence the obfuscation, if you could call it that. Didn't know the information was public domain already.
by Bala Vignesh
21 Oct 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

The distance, as the crow flies, between Jamnagar and Masirah is just about 1200kms, well within the advertised range for internal fuel of 2100Kms of the UPG. This has me thinking why did they take extra tanks on the inboard and the ventral stations? The UPG seen on its own, is still a gorgeous thin...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Oct 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 810165

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Yup, BLR has the PRTC which is the home of all Para SF Bn and will have adequate manpower to mount operations when required and also BLR is supposedly home to a Para SF Bn as well, not sure if that's true.
by Bala Vignesh
18 Oct 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

Yeah, but she was graceful and elegant as well earlier.
by Bala Vignesh
11 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401214

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Saw this video of a US Airforce C-17 refuelling, can our C-17 use Drogue and Shoot method or can the IL 78 use the US airforce method ? https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1181854826570739714 Nope!! The C17 and P8I require a flying boom and the Il76 is not going to be equipped with one for a ob...
by Bala Vignesh
08 Oct 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048986

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Looks like it, they must've got confused with MI-171V
by Bala Vignesh
07 Oct 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

Drones May be not but subsonic cruise missile should work but that would be better handdled by a SAM in any case. The worst case scenario when these assets may be required would be to givenCAS in a last ditch effort, IMO.
by Bala Vignesh
07 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215269

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

here is the IAF Day2019 promo video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY5pmKcak8 @5:58 looks like an Hawk firing Rockets??? does the IAF have a weaponized Hawk?. i thought the Hawk-i was a HAL proposal. what am i missing :roll: The Hawk could always launch dumb weapons. It's supposed to be able to ...
by Bala Vignesh
04 Oct 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281370

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IMO, if we want to start another project thay builds on the LCA and MWF, then we need to start on our own growler. Needn't be very powerful like the growler, even of we reach Prowler level in capabilities, it would be sufficient.

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