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by naird
11 Nov 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525718

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

What a bunch of unprofessional jokers. Unfortunately, the IAFs tendency to downplay its own efforts allows them such PR victories. Any other AF in the world would have given a spate of interviews suitably sanitized calling the PAFs account into disrepute. IAF went and flew an Avenger formation on i...
by naird
07 Nov 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525718

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

Pakis and their PR game. A complete section in a museum dedicated to operation swift retort.

https://twitter.com/warnesyworld/status ... 01346?s=20
by naird
07 Nov 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Another fantastic podcast. Do give a listen. These guys are doing a great job. Nothing new - but just listening to the classifications of AtoA missions is pretty insightful. Also the pilot confirms Balakot scenario - of fighters hiding in mountain valleys and surprising the adversaries. This podcast...
by naird
23 Oct 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Another excellent interview of Air Marshal Masand from fighter pilot podcast. You all should listen to other stuff as well - it has interviews from all sorts of fighter pilots;
Big takeway from this interview - how IAF adopted its techniques for Mig 29 smoky engines.

by naird
18 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The modified Sukhois will have the capability to carry only one BrahMos at a time as part of a weapons configuration which also includes four RVV AE (R-77) air-to-air medium range missiles, two R-73 air-to-air short range missiles and six 250 kg bombs. Wait - What ? In one sortie - all these stores...
by naird
18 Oct 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 175018

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Listen to this Eurofighter podcast by a Eurofighter pilot ! . These guys are just too good, the conversations are really good. There is a Rafale podcast as well. By the way the pilot confirms what we all know - Eurofighter is great in A2A , but has a long way to go for A2S

by naird
02 Oct 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1460
Views: 418162

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

Additional Mk1As can replace a good number of the older Jaguar squadrons. If the RoA is better than the Jaguar, then why not? Arent Jags known for extremely low level flying ! Not sure what it means to design such a/c and if LCA or any other a/c in IAF inventory is capable of that. However with upd...
by naird
30 Sep 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 443
Views: 111774

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

I have a question. For MWF which GE 414 engine was chosen? 1) F414 Enhanced Engine: 116 kn went thrust Or 2) F414-GE-INS6: 97 kn wet thrust There is no EPE . GE was hoping that US navy would fund it for hornets. But it has not yet materialized. If it happens then i presume it will be an option for us
by naird
26 Sep 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Nair Saar, just remember....every pilot is biased towards a particular platform i.e. Russian or Western. It just human nature. Kinda like an infantry soldier and his weapon. Give him another weapon and he will still says his is best. I have heard MiG-21 pilots say that when they are up in the air, ...
by naird
26 Sep 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

He has really taken the axe to the JF-17. :lol: 1. Seems Mig 21 has lot of fans in IAF. His comments on Mig 21 DACT is a homage. Still not able to understand the fact from DACT perspective Su 30 should have been right up there. 2. Sensors are apparently the best in IAF much better than Su30. infact...
by naird
25 Sep 2019 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Ah.. that close eh. Duly noted By the way, no words minced by the aviator... "Right now, with the kind of radar and other sensors Mirage 2000 I/TI has, I would rate it the best in the sub-continent. When Mirage 2000 is in the air, the Pakistani military run, and that is a fact.” :mrgreen: His ...
by naird
20 Sep 2019 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Khalsa wrote:Gurus
what are the current missile types certified for use on the LCA Tejas Mk1 and Mk1a please


Derby , R73 and R77
by naird
19 Sep 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Gurus, one newbie pooch, aren't certain missile ranges are kept deliberately low or ambiguous such as those of SLBMs. Isn't it the same case with BVR air to air missiles? Yes. I'd have preferred ranges to be kept ambiguous but anyhow, IAFs choice to make. They are the users. If they can live with t...
by naird
19 Sep 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is the fifth set of trials BTW, May I remind that apart from the 2015, 2016, 2017 trials, there were intense trials in 2018 as well. .... Sure like to see whether our other imported A2A missiles were tested even half as much by us! We know our baby! The only difference being - all the earlier ...
by naird
17 Sep 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525718

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

PAFs savvy planning by relying on Mirage 3 and JF-17s as PGM carriers has blunted IAF's numbers edge, while IAF kept asking for gold plated MMRCA and ignored the LCA program. BRF et al were pointing this out for ages, but hey, when the opponent does it, its all well. If there was ever a facepalm mo...
by naird
17 Sep 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI This is great news ! One question - 1. We all know that test would have been conducted against a pilotless aircraft - most probably Banshee. How does it mimic a actual fighter a/c performance ? A fighter a/c will perform evasive man...
by naird
08 Sep 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259245

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

He is not just a 'PAF officer' but a 3-star Air Marshall and was Vice Chief of the PAF. He is probably a prime example of the post-Zia radicalization that has been much talked about. Whereas the older generation had people like Air Marshall Asghar etc, the post Zia kind are either full on jihadi nu...
by naird
29 Aug 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2796
Views: 461051

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016



3 min vid HD quality - Walkaround of a fully loaded Rafale ! Absolute impeccable build and finishing ! Even weapons have gorgeous finish !
by naird
27 Aug 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Government to name new IAF chief soon, what will be the big task for BS Dhanoa's successor? https://www.newsnation.in/india-news/government-to-name-new-iaf-chief-soon-what-will-be-the-big-task-for-bs-dhanoas-successor-article-235615.html There are good chances that Air Marshal Nambiar will take ove...
by naird
15 Aug 2019 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525718

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

https://www.thehitavada.com/Encyc/2019/8/15/IAF-s-Abhinandan-gets-Vir-Chakra.html WING Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed an enemy jet during an aerial combat with Pakistan in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India’s third-highest war time Gal...
by naird
14 Aug 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Ditto! At least one crew should have been awarded. It would have been a perfect rebuttal to PAF's pys-war game too. But then again, IAF simply doesn't get these aspects. :roll: https://twitter.com/GurungShauryaET/status/1161554800284073984?s=20 Well here is the complete list of IAF personnel gettin...
by naird
14 Aug 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Very disappointed that none of the Su 30 pilots find any mention on the medal list. From Sameer joshi's account it seemed that they gave an excellent account about themselves. Dodging Amraams and still staying in the game is no mean feat.
by naird
09 Aug 2019 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329760

Re: Military Flight Safety

Is orange overalls a standard ? I thought we had a dark green flying overall. With orange overalls for Kirans and Hawks. Is there a distinction ?
by naird
09 Aug 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2796
Views: 461051

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

So I managed to get my hands on the latest edition of Air International. The edition is June 2019. I never buy the magazine for two main reasons - high cost and not much info that one cannot get off the web. This edition blew me away so much though, that I had to buy it. Thanks Rakesh. This is fasc...
by naird
07 Aug 2019 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591683

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Pakis have issued NOTAM partially closing entire airspace till September 1st week. Looks like they are itching to make the blunder
by naird
07 Aug 2019 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504012

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

From Harsh Vardhan Thakur on twitter - with regards to Astra https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1158755489385046023 "It's presently in AIM-120C-5 class. Better than R-77-1 in every respect. Maturity and surety of the missile is V important to get a good kill probability . We have some distance t...
by naird
05 Aug 2019 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591683

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Katare wrote:Gotta give it to Modu ji, he is running most hermetically sealed govt ever! No one knows nothing until he himself reveals!!!


Beats me on how he does it ! Many people have to be involved in the planning - right from pmos to babus to armed forces. Not a single leak. Has to be a case study.
by naird
04 Aug 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The radar mech. ranges a target, which can be chaff as well. The missiles are then fired in inertial mode, with the range data indicating whether they are in ops range or not and when to turn active. The target can still maneuver out of the radars scan area , especially when masked by chaff itself....
by naird
03 Aug 2019 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

This is likely for follow on tranches. Remember SDR means Software Defined. That *should* mean SDRs of two different firms can talk to each other. Also, given the scale of requirement, won't be surprised if 2 different vendors, different sets of systems enter our menagerie. Isnt standardization the...
by naird
03 Aug 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The PAF guys didn't even bother to close in to make sure (follow through into WVR) because of extreme risk avoidance viz their high value assets! Instead, they lost situational awareness viz the maneuvering Su-30s and took a line of chaff on their radar screen to be equal to a lost Su-30. And of co...
by naird
02 Aug 2019 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Yes! This is quite an "old" procurement, and only the first tranche. Many more will have to be procured for whole of IAF. Nothing to do with Balakote . 2015 was when the deal was first won https://defense-update.com/20150220_yaari_interview.html Feb 2019 https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2019...
by naird
01 Aug 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797140

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

Not sure if its timesnow or something else but.. IAF to buy SDRs from Israel to ensure secure communication between fighter jets https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/iaf-to-buy-sdrs-from-israel-to-ensure-secure-communication-between-fighter-jets/461569 Didnt we already have SDRs and i remembe...
by naird
31 Jul 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2796
Views: 461051

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-amazing-saga-of-how-israel-turned-its-f-15s-into-mu-1701606283 Because the Baz still has similar range as its more contemporary successors, the F-15I and the F-16I, it can work as a forward deployed networking and command and control node, absorbing the battle ...
by naird
30 Jul 2019 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2796
Views: 461051

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

A pretty cool podcast from Rafale fighter pilot. Some interesting tidbits such as pulling 11G's , Rafales for export customers and others. But mostly its casual. Also love the fact that how the pilot snidely says that Rafale has shot down many typhoons and sh's.

by naird
23 Jul 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 175018

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

That is big news..There has been a lot of heart burn on BRF about this whole MRCA tamasha and how instead of it we could just get 36 or 48 Rafales and call the thing off. 47 is very close to that number and would be perfect for the IAF's needs till the MRCA thing actually pans out. This is a huge n...
by naird
22 Jul 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAF has aldready displayed 1 Amraam debris which the Pakis desperately tried to say was sold to Taiwan and later proved to be a multi year contract sold to them and then they admitted F-16's were used. There is a difference between recovery and display. the IAF has kept quite a few to details close...
by naird
22 Jul 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAF should put these H-4's and US LGB along with Amraam debris of the other 5 missiles on display. So PAF came that day with all they could. They would not done so had not JEM taken such huge causalities, the public needs to see this. AFAIK - IAF hasnt recovered wreckages of 5 AMRAAms; Pakis have d...
by naird
21 Jul 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526592

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

Great interview of Su 30 pilot from hushkit. I sincerely hope more such interviews come out especially of Balakot and counter air missions. It would inspire generations to come. https://hushkit.net/2019/07/20/flying-fighting-in-the-sukhoi-su-30-flanker-a-pilot-interview/ What was your most memorable...
by naird
06 Apr 2019 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525718

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

I have to admit i might have understood this all wrong and underestimated the GOI. Chances are that they expected this all along. Ref: B Raman's story about detonators and previous instances of similar "we presented the evidence but but...". So they sounded the planks, figured out what wo...
by naird
05 Apr 2019 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 529101

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Vimal Dagli ‏ @vimaldagli 46m46 minutes ago More Replying to @republic IE journo Raju Sanathanam, Print's Manu Pabbi & Shekhar Gupta recieved Dalali in #AugustaWestland case according to ED chargesheet. They will move HC today praying to keep their name secret from public. #AgustaCaseCracked Th...

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