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by Karan M
20 Apr 2021 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is constrained by US-sourced raw material for Novavax production according to Poonawalla. Novavax is a US company trying to produce in India, and it's a case of US shooting itself in the foot by licensing SII to make something and then denying them the associated inputs. Covishield is not tied ...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We really need to look at prophylaxis and drug treatment cocktails now, beyond Remdesivir alone. And need to take that up on a war footing. There is little chance we can vaccinate all our population this year. The SII production has all been throttled by US sanctions/supply chain squeeze, merely a m...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856389

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

Don't disagree there, PAF operation was Swift Retreat and not Swift Retort and was an utter failure and Pakistan closed their airspace for 4 months, but there are certain things which we could have improved, 1 in 2005 when the F16 deal was announced our GOI/MEA did not protest and accepted it, enou...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1615
Views: 306903

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The IN plan will result in us becoming a tech powerhouse with the most crucial capability inhouse. A 190 MWth reactor is no joke. It would open up a range of possibilities for us. Arihant is currently at half that, at 83 MWth. We can expect cooperation with the French on many crucial aspects of this...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2021 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856389

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

Rakesh, all said and done there was a lesson for entire GOI, there was an advance in PAF capabilities with the Block 50/52 and SAAB AEW which was not countered with any leap frogging in IAF technologies for a decade. If PAF keeps the same Aim 120C and , R77-1, Astra 1, Astra 2, SFDR, Meteor, MICA, ...
by Karan M
15 Apr 2021 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is an interesting article: https://newrepublic.com/article/162000/bill-gates-impeded-global-access-covid-vaccines Please read it with a sense of perspective. There are two conflicting forces, and I personally do not understand where vaccines fall a) There is the perspective that free markets a...
by Karan M
13 Apr 2021 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4509
Views: 863913

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I think this illustrates why manufacturing a laser from scratch in the country is basically a pipe dream. There is no ecosystem in the country which supports it and no hope of having it anytime soon. The maximum we can do are basically laser applications- ie. the laser itself would be imported but ...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3494
Views: 367326

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

arshyam wrote:If true, kudos to the centre for being this clear. I still think they should start procuring more from other states.


Agree. Time to break the exceptional leeway shown to anyone state.
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3494
Views: 367326

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like the Farmer broker gang will have to think about permenantly camping at Singhu :lol:. The truth behind the Punjab farmer drama is now exposed. .. They may soon have another thing to worry about - Spurt in Covid-like symptoms at Singhu, farmers not keen on tests The farmers protesting at S...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3494
Views: 367326

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/punjab-gives-in-will-implement-dbt-for-farmers-7265190/ This has huge political and economic implications. Punjab will make direct payments to farmers for wheat procured by FCI. But the wily land owning ruling class will find a way to protect arthritis commis...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 15:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923635

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

shyamd wrote:Do the older russian built platforms and equipment use the indigenous Data links?


There are no other datalinks in service AFAIK. This is the only fleetwide datalink used across ships, aircraft, shore. Apart from that radio comms. Even P-8Is and Ka-31s are on LINK-II.
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923635

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Lavrov asked GOI to cancel Reaper drone deal with US. He claimed that the drones will get access to Russian built data links used by IN and therefore start stealing data. Any gurus please comment if this is possible and whether this can be managed. Misinformation. We use INs own proprietary data li...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Incorrect decision, I agree. There is a lot of misinformation here. People, please go to PIB India for any major ‘center says’ news. If it’s not an official PR, be careful about posting stuff . Here is the PIB site: PIB All Press Releases Use the drop down menus to find Ministry of Health and Famil...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If I understand correctly - both Covishield and Covaxin are based on inactive/dead coronavirus . Which makes me wonder- if people who have been vaccinated get tested, would the tests show them infected, because they have been injected with the virus cells? In other words, I wonder if the cases of v...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Sadly you are correct. I remember another forum veteran ranting about the IAF post this event and completely acting unhinged, stating that why did the IAF buy the Su-30s, why did we discuss its subsystems etc blah blah and how the IAF let down the GOI. Just nuts.
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

In defence of IAF using Spice penetrators, they had no choice, as GoI is whiter than white. Even if a Pak goat was killed accidentally, GoI will permanently refuse any future approvals for air strikes. Can you guys stop blaming GOI for everything. It becomes weird after a while. If IAF had engaged ...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

I still stick by that Squadron leader Vyas crossed over the LOC and was there with Wing Commander Abhinandan and tuned around only after Wing Commander was shot down My OSINT basis 1) IAF presentation, you can clearly 2 blue triangles in the 1 pic and in the pic where the F16 track is vanishing if ...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Three options: Option A: They didnt think India would retaliate heavily, given they thought India wouldnt even retaliate post Pulwama. COAS (rtd) Dhanoa laughs as he mentions this in an interview "with this GOI, I dont know how they thought it would not retaliate". Option B: They didn't ha...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Subin - that's an incredible find. Just shows how deeply KT is enmeshed in the Pak establishment. There is no way in heck that he will go against the PAF line and story.
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Precisely. Pakis and following rules, ha. The only rules they believe in is that wherein they can survive for another day to break the rules.
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

All aircraft in a strike sortie do not need to be equipped with BVR missiles. As long as the escorts have them any opposing fighters need to factor in that threat, even if it just 2 of them escorting a large strike package. correct Thats the theory .. but did all missions have escorts? not in the i...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4509
Views: 863913

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

If your information is truly up to date and beyond newspaper articles, then do share it on the forum. Constant complaints don't help the forum or elevate the tone of the discussion. There is information if people actually look for it, and balance out general cynicism with some effort to see what's ...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

vera_k wrote:Stop fresh registrations of health care workers

This is not helpful when not all healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated. Every vaccination is useful, long as the shots are being used and not dumped down the drain.


Incorrect decision, I agree.
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

I have a simple query Does any source refute that 1. Indian Air force attacked a target in Pakistan. 2. Indian Air force engaged and countered fizzleya fighters that tried to bomb us. 3. Does this not show a doctrinal change? If yes then it matters much more than any other aspects. This will cover ...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Only 30 to 40% of IAF ac participating in kargil ops were equipped with bvr ... so while it was true that PAF was alive to iaf bvr threat it was not wholly because of bvr..iaf religiously kept on its side of loc except for minor technical violations ...and paf also ran out of steam after few days a...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1029
Views: 277704

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I have seen no reference to the DRDO Arudhra being called Anuradha anyplace yet beyond one tweet by Anantha Krishnan, which could have as well been a typo.

DRDO has another three GBAD radars in devpt, two of which will be even more advanced than Arudhra.
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

I don't think it was ROE that stopped the PAF at Kargil but the fact we had BVR missiles and they didn't. It was as simple as that. We could lock onto them with impunity and they gad no option but to grin and bear it as their lockons were meaningless given they had no weapons with which to make anyt...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Karan M ..there is a roe requirement that U can shoot an enemy aircraft, provided its debris falls in ur own territory ... this was stated by Kaiser Tufail in his kargil article.. Manjgu I don't know what Kaiser Tufail wrote but the PAF didn't care to follow this or any other ROE. They took advanta...
by Karan M
06 Apr 2021 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Do you understand that the HMCS is used for targets in the visual domain which the pilot can already see? That a pilot has to *see a target*, lock the HMCS on it, and then that slews the seeker and missile accordingly for a shot! There is no mention of this. He went for a seeker activated shot! All...
by Karan M
05 Apr 2021 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

No, what he means is that the R-73E had locked onto *a target* which had to be one of the above two. He is making a logical case that per the map the R73E had only two targets it could go for, and subsequently one of the very same two targets disappeared from the scope, indicating it was the one the...
by Karan M
05 Apr 2021 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

In fact, at 5:04 Sq Ldr Minty Agarwal states tfM2lmxZ6bE "Then the (aircraft on screen) turned red, they were identified as hostile, we were cleared to engage" (But with what? Clearly, with sticks and stones, ROE, somebody please inform her). At 8:45, "the only idea in my mind was to ...
by Karan M
05 Apr 2021 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Karan_M .This is quite unnecessary, What is quite unnecessary? My posting actual, factual sources to show that literally everything you have claimed so far is incorrect, merely to prevent folks from making incorrect assumptions about what occurred? Lets recap. 1. You claimed that some ROE existed w...
by Karan M
04 Apr 2021 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

What's bizarre is you can't even make out what your own videos state, given that they only show Abhinandan's aircraft and not his wingman or anyone else. https://theprint.in/defence/8-pieces-of-clinching-evidence-that-show-how-iafs-abhinandan-shot-down-a-pakistani-f-16/278752/ MiG-21 vs F-16’ Recons...
by Karan M
04 Apr 2021 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

Karan M- some of things you posted and IAF citation does indeed confirm my theory, but some of things posted by you are clearly wrong No it doesn't. Your theory re: R77s, ROE and what not,has enough loopholes in to drive a truck through, and most of the things you have claimed are wrong, based on a...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 705261

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Target practice on pakis at LOC. looks like the good old IFG was used in direct fire mode. no wonder the pakis asked for a cease fire. ancient weapon !.. still in service ?! kind of reminds you of those diwali rockets where everyone scurries off after being lit :mrgreen: ., anyway who/what is that ...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

We have been over this many times. You don't fire a R77 without radar data. And doing so alerts your opponent especially as at that close range the R77 seeker would be in constant acquisition, and the opponents RWR would be a christmas tree allowing him to scramble and avoid. Its the pilots choice ...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

I agree to Disagree with Karan M, if the Bisons wanted they could have fired their R-77;s at the retreating F-16's, Wing Commander responded to the risk, thats why no other F-16 fired an Amraam at Squadron leader Vyas until about ~ 1 minute 30 seconds by which time he had crossed back overthe Pir P...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 834732

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

The PAF pilots must have known that the Su-30mki's will probably manage to doge the missiles, that were fired from such a range. They may have fired them with the intention to keep them MKI's away. I am sorry to say, but we have to admit the short-comings of IAF. IAF has a budget several times the ...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Total fatalities is 711 but there is a lag in the site where numbers from NE states don't get updated. 481 out of 711 are from one state alone, Maharashtra. I lost a relative in Mumbai in the current wave. Symptoms started with simple cold/cough which remained for some time. He didn't even get a co...
by Karan M
03 Apr 2021 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10121
Views: 1175066

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

manjgu wrote:I got covid and recovered.. age 56..no symptoms except a bit of running nose ...got tested for travel reasons ..came as a surprise ...was given ivermectin ...zinc ..vit c .. 5 days. Oxygen levels in high 90s always. Yesterday vax no 3.6 M


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