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by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What lot of options? There are only 2 labs for airborne radar. NRIET aka CETC and this one LETRI. In our case we have multiple import options assembled at HAL, BEL, and now in all likelihood, Tata SED versus DRDOs radars assembled at BEL.
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

LOL.. no wonder they had such a tough time with the RDY2 equipped Mirages... their radar range was significantly lesser, and worsened by jamming. :mrgreen: The other JF-17 AESA contender which is also offering its radars for Flankers, J-20 is from CETC, the same radar company whose AWACS couldn't be...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Bottomline, elite Hindus are cowards and rest of them up are caught up with infighting over caste, a house divided..nothing seems to have changed since the days of the Afghans seeing multiple scattered Rajput campfires..:-(
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 382942

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

Singha agree completely. Each and every word.

Abhik, good point, I had forgotten. Not sure though project has been started at DRDO yet.
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 382942

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

Upgrades in development/progress for Su30 fleet: Digital RWR SPJ pods SD radios plus datalink IRST (program recently sanctioned, so quote some time away) Munitions in development/being integrated SAAW Garuda/Garuthma glide bombs (30/100km range) NGARM Spice 2000 Brahmos Air Launched Article Nirbhay ...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Question to ponder is why would Egypt sell something if it is an effective and capable platform? They are not exactly awash in $$ to buy anything to replace these birds or are not getting anything for free like the F16's it received. I think pakis are going to cannibalize these planes for spares to...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Question to ponder is why would Egypt sell something if it is an effective and capable platform? They are not exactly awash in $$ to buy anything to replace these birds or are not getting anything for free like the F16's it received. I think pakis are going to cannibalize these planes for spares to...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

Since mid-February, some 50-odd Indians and 800+ Pakis have died violently in/near J&K. Not counting the 30 or so Iranians and some 200 or 300 Pakis in/near Balochistan. To me the most heartwarming aspect of the whole episode is that India flat-out threatened all-out war, nuclear be damned , to...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2019 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This is a full blown attempt to muzzle free speech and impose hinduphobic laws on an already suppressed population. Tharoor should have really been taken to task over the Sunanda Pushkar episode, yet Modi and co let him slide. Prithviraj Chauhan syndrome.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Any evidence they were modernized? Any links. Some sites note they are spares supplies basically.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137651

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

What we all suspected. :shock: Unfortunate are those who aren't listening to Yugpurush Modi's BADMER, RAJASTHAN Bhaashan. 1.) Congi supported karnataka CM says hungry poor youth go to army. I was celebrating Deepawali in Himalayan with soldiers an aged Sainik Sardar ji with white beard came to me Br...
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183926

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

These 240 missiles may save us much more money in the long run. Especially if IA realizes their actual operational worth and does not do a T90. Note Spike had the same issue as Nag, before its seeker change, inability to distinguish target when ambient temperatures are not different from target temp...
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183926

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Which is why, I am not sure it is SR. I think it is MR, same variant tested by Army and now being procured under emergency purchase for Infantry Ghatak/SF teams.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13086

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

This is the same BM42 Mango FSAPDS being TOTed at OFB, IA just wanted more rounds quickly.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183926

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, 210 missiles and 12 launchers, assuming 2x per bunker, that is still ~100 bunkers and 12 assault teams. Not a bad deal. Lots of red faces in the PA once these get into action.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242560

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

To an Islamist group, one group of Christians = any group of Christians. Easy targets in Sri Lanka vs those in the west.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

Bluntly put. Some of the people involved have no care or concern about ground realities but one pic of some PLAAF testbed is enough to state Su30 MKIs are obsolete, brochures are peddled whilst solemnly stating brochure specs shouldn't be used..the irony of it all. And of course, no mention as to wh...
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:Ex-IPS Ribeiro has apparently come out with a big blast against NaMo. Shame.


He showed his political inclinations a long time back itself.
by Karan M
21 Apr 2019 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

and the IAS association has made its presence known. IAS Association ‏Verified account @IASassociation IAS Association Retweeted IPS Association We stand by our IPS colleagues. Hemant Karkare is a martyr and we salute him. Been saying this for years, NaMos reluctance (Prithviraj Chauhan syndrome?) ...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Irbis may be better in BVR than 2052 in some ways, because of its scan angles. Please see the linked video. Second, there is a lot that may need to be done to the electricals to allow newer equipment apart from adding new engines. This plus the dependence on Russia for spares etc means we will end u...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

High power engines--higher power alternators-- higher power draw from TWTs/new avionics.
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The key advantages of the Irbis are that it provides a decently powerful radar with great scan angles. Its sort of a low key CAPTOR/RAVEN equivalent with gimbals available today. Really good for the crank maneuver. RVV-BD and RVV-SD are yet another import stop gap which Vishnu is touting without rea...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

No chance of integrating 2052 on MKI? gven that the MC is Indian, I wonder what stops us if we want to ? of course the russians would want their pound of flesh and might balk at integrating their latest & greatest AAM's with israeli radar. The basic issue is power. If you want range >> than Bar...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Karan, Reading up radars but doubt - when the fcr is tracking and then when you lock onto a target, is the solution computed, by whatever computer does it, take into account the path the missile has to take to hit the target to compute range to target? Q is because from all accounts there was an al...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

And that IPS association also needs to be told in no uncertain terms that all those who collaborated in the Hindu terror case by torturing ppl for a political agenda, will have the sternest action taken against them. A lesson needs to be made and shown to be made.
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13086

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Defense News usual crap. We make the engines.
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

The issue is not whether the C5 has a 10-20-30km range advantage vs the R77, the issue is whether there is any (available missile for/IAF) that could have managed the height differential vs receding targets issue which the IAF faced vs the F16s. And if range alone is considered, let's not even bring...
by Karan M
20 Apr 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

Good lord, you guys become patsies for believing in everything which has an agenda, good or bad. Vishnu's been fed his stuff for the IAF to push a Su30 upgrade, and hes doing his bit uncritically. Likely he just doesnt have the background to parse out the details. First, the Bars is no slouch even i...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lilo ji, she should absolutely speak her mind but that should not be the only thing she says. She can be really inspirational and a real game changer for BJP beyond her own constituency if she does not restrict herself to 'vote for me because I was tortured'. Yes, the scumbags did that and deserve ...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If he tortured her, then he deserves to have all his awards stripped and condemned. Merely being killed in a terror attack does not make him a hero. Having said that it will be used as a propaganda vehicle during the time of elections and enough thin skinned "patriots" will be ok with him ...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Are sir, just frustration at HAL managements years of tepid support to LCA while chasing after what were in comparison less critical projects. Anyhow, water under the bridge.
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The amount of time spent on this program could have been well spent on the LCA itself and we may have had the aircraft in service earlier. Anyhow, hopefully its done, dusted and HAL gets some lessons and orders from it as well.
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

That is fine. I just wanted the attribution of the map to be clear. I merely posted the AM's map to figure out Rohit's note about looking at time stamps. BTW good job on trying to figure out the radar images etc. I just saw the amount of blurred areas/redacted stuff and gave it up as a project for s...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

That map wasn't from the enthusiast community etc. It was from the Twitter feed of AM Anil Chopra who was the first to post on the topic. The IAF data matches Sq Ldr Joshis fighter placement though. ^ Yensoy, pls see Karan's annotated map: the red start (F16 down) vs blue star (Mig down) MiG-down is...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183926

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Very silly if we dont order the Astra itself in bulk. http://forceindia.net/interview/chief-air-staff-air-chief-marshal-birender-singh-dhanoa What is the update on Astra air to air missile induction into the IAF? Astra missile has been successfully fired from Su-30 aircraft. The Limited Series Produ...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2019 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

You cannot avoid the loss of any fighter in war. Especially when both sides are fielding near peer equipment and in a limited conflict scenario, PAF can surge fighters flown by their best into a limited geographical zone. All out war would be different. About not anticipating a mass attack, it's lik...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

LDev, both IAF and PAF routinely play a game of chicken. Sending formations to the LOC, breaking off etc. To respond to each one as if it's the real deal is financial ruin. So we keep CAPS up and also fighters on QRA. We do much the same to Pakistan routinely. Yes, we are quite naughty. :mrgreen: Ne...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2019 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351287

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.app.com.pk/romania-keen-to-import-0-5-mln-pakistani-workforce-by-2020-envoy/ Hmmm. Romania . And note that he mentions shortage of "human resources". What type of human resources? A, B, AB, or O? Having delivered his message the Envoy swept his cape into the air, transformed i...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382965

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

Now, the IAF radar picture supports Sameer Joshis contention the JF17s were operating towards the top. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2100/1*cJPJVEN8EpKyQ_hw7avD3A.png We dont know the position of the Su30s. Were they in between the F26s and JF17s. Or were they lower in the picture. Depending o...

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