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by Manish_P
13 Nov 2019 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 8307

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

How soon before politicians in Punjab offer subsidy for the pilgrims a la the Haj subsidy?

My bet would be on Kejriwal to be the first..
by Manish_P
12 Nov 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454527

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

However, he makes a valid remark from his point of view. If you land up in a WVR dogfight, you obviously have done something wrong. Not his exact words, I am paraphrasing. However, in the Indian scenario - as Balakot aptly proved - WVR dogfight still plays a big emphasis. I agree. And not just bala...
by Manish_P
12 Nov 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3485
Views: 357086

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Probably not with current forces stacked against him but Bajirao did bring them together. Why would someone prefer Maha corrupt Maratha leaders that ruled Mah in 90's and 00' is beyond me. Of course why would a Maharashtrian person living all his life in Maha since Adams be called a Non-Marathi baf...
by Manish_P
12 Nov 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629754

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Looks like the afsaran and leaderans get super special discounted prices for their services PM aide on finance chastised over price hike ignorance On a day when Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh rejected consumers’ concerns regarding ongoing food inflation as ‘lies’, greengro...
by Manish_P
12 Nov 2019 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454527

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

^Good I-view. Thanks for sharing.

Several interesting nuggets in there. Like the one about the snipers with 'IR shields' in northern iraq.

And like several other pilots, this pilot also mentions how small/light agile aircraft are extremely tough S-o-B's once in the visual regime.
by Manish_P
09 Nov 2019 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Thank you! These didn't turn up in the search results somehow..
by Manish_P
08 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Thank you. Could you please point me to relevant post/s about the system itself. I used the search function ('Bharat Forge') but could only find general news posts in the 'India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector' and the 'Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments' threa...
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I know we do not have the vehicle platform but regarding the gun itself.. is it the same 105mm gun system they are showing with truck mounting or a different one ? Kalyani Group India to showcase Garuda-105 105mm ultra-light field gun mounted on Humvee https://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/...
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795397

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

^ i thought short fat guys had advantage in pulling Gs :)

@ 1:02 onwards

by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394304

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I have about half an hour more I'm told.... Manish Ji, I quite understand what you are saying. However, the definition of right and wrong is never so easy. In my case, my conscience tells me to fight for the country that I am now a Citizen of and that is what is upholding my Dharma IMHO. It is not ...
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394304

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^ Sincerely wish you the best, Haresh Ji. I read it the first time 25 years ago. Since then i have read it (in parts) several times. I am still doing my best to understand it. As i went through my life, i felt that different parts of it were more relatable to me. But every time i jus couldnt let go...
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394304

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Primus ji. Tying 'Dharma' to (or within) geographical boundaries and personal perceptions is where it will always create confusion. You yourself mentioned that inner conscience let's one know what is right and what is wrong. It is when one knowingly sides with the wrong because of your loyalty/oblig...
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797865

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

vimal wrote:+108

A reliable low-cost plane produced in large numbers with decent enough payload and avionics should suffice for a lot of air forces around the world. Everyone does not need a F-35.


+1 with one small addition- Not everyone has a F-35 as an opponent either.
by Manish_P
07 Nov 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394304

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I always thought Dharma required you to hold Dharma above everything else. Even if it meant standing upto your kith and kin when you perceive that they have strayed from the path of Dharma . Such a clear cut definition and yet so tough for most of us to comprehend and tougher still to live up to. S...
by Manish_P
02 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2094
Views: 469548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

All 6 Indian Navy Scorpene submarines to be retrofitted with DRDO-developed AIP plugs for longer endurance http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/?id=454&h=Rolls-Royce-announces-first-Defence-Service-Delivery-Centre-in-India 17 Sept 2019 How does one not love the Navy?!! Wow. Go navy (and DRDO) :)
by Manish_P
01 Nov 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629754

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Agree. However attrition is a two-way street.

We need to accelerate their split into 4 entities and then have each of the kabilas at the throat of at least one of the others.

But this is all OT for this thread.
by Manish_P
01 Nov 2019 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629754

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

And yet it is their cheapest and most plentiful resource which they will ultimately fall back to - the aam Abdul.

And what they believe to be their ultimate secret weapon, - his stealthy cousin inside our fence.
by Manish_P
01 Nov 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1656
Views: 273951

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I had read them. As i have read comments (including his own ) on western platforms.

Design. Production. Maintenance. Tactics. Crew.

All links in the chain.. or more appropriately pearls in the necklace :)
by Manish_P
01 Nov 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147514

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ Pure SSBNs yes. Not the recent hybrid/modified attack SSNs of the type which also carry cruise missiles (eg Tomahawk missiles) for long-range strike capability.
by Manish_P
31 Oct 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147514

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Russian Blackjack strategic bombers just visited S.Africa.They carry an equal statement of any carrier showing the flag. ... A very strong message no doubt but not equal to a carrier task force, Philip sir. One- a carrier task force does not need a host country to base it. It can loiter in internat...
by Manish_P
31 Oct 2019 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795397

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

Another nice little gem from the folks at Hush-kit. Do read folks. How they would deceive the mighty MiG 21s, Internal Weapons Bay and more ... :) Flying & fighting in the HAL HF-24 Marut: Interview with IAF pilot Vijainder K Thakur What is the greatest myth about the Marut? “That the aircraft d...
by Manish_P
30 Oct 2019 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407801

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I guess here are Military, non-working dogs? Maybe Military retired dogs? Yes. Lot's of them. Unfortunately not many civilians can handle them (and vice versa). Hence in countries like the US, post 'retirement' a number of them are adopted by ex-military folk - most often by the handlers who traine...
by Manish_P
30 Oct 2019 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795397

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

A new hushkit i-view folks. Flying & Fighting in the MiG-21: Interview with Group Captain MJA Vinod What is the best thing about it? “It’s a completely a manual aeroplane, with very simple systems. If one masters it, this aircraft can manoeuvre better than most modern aircraft, provided it is fl...
by Manish_P
25 Oct 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797865

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

True to type Chinese team disqualified for 'extensive cheating' at Military World Games A Chinese team has been kicked out of its own Military World Games after other countries alerted judges to "extensive cheating" by the hosts. Originally the Chinese athletes had taken the first, second ...
by Manish_P
25 Oct 2019 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174514

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

Thanks. Got it. Missed the post by KaranM some how..
by Manish_P
24 Oct 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174514

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

What about the question raised by you - 'the MKI having them but not the MKK'.
by Manish_P
24 Oct 2019 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 328160

Re: Military Flight Safety

Good to hear that they are safe.

Hope the injuries are not very bad.

Very very hard landing from the photos. Similar to improvements in automobiles safety (materials and design), ALH would have improvements over the previous gen hepters.
by Manish_P
23 Oct 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The low-recoil 155mm Brutus system (larger brother of the 105mm low-recoil Humvee mountable Hawkeye) https://www.army.mil/e2/c/images/2018/11/09/535783/size0.jpg Fort Sill Soldiers evaluate Brutus system at MFIX Both weapons differ from traditional howitzer configurations which fire from a fixed pos...
by Manish_P
23 Oct 2019 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83330

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Philip wrote:Not to the later Moghuls who built magnificent new cities like Fatehpur Sikri ...


Not quite.

Fatehpur Sikri: A Jain Pilgrimage Centre
by Manish_P
18 Oct 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 446
Views: 82555

Re: Military Humor and related

Why thrust vectoring is dangerous on the ground as well :D

by Manish_P
17 Oct 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409213

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sellers Threaten Boycott after Unpacking Apples from Kashmir With 'Azadi', 'Burhan Wani' Written on Them Kashmir apples with messages like "We want freedom", "I luv Burhan Wani", and "Zakir Musa come back" written on them were found in boxes bought by fruit sellers in ...
by Manish_P
16 Oct 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1656
Views: 273951

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Praise from your enemy is usually well deserved

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by Manish_P
16 Oct 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 39878

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

:evil: HAL Crippled As 20,000 Employees Declare Strike For Wages Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or HAL is India’s premier, state-owned aerospace and defence company, which comes directly under Ministry Of Defence. All operations under HAL has been grounded, and the defense manufacturing company is ri...
by Manish_P
15 Oct 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454527

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

In short, can’t polish Om Puri into Aishwarya Rai. Ashwarya Rai has to be Aishwarya Rai from birth!!! Poster NRao had posted a good series of articles from Aviation week, about LO/Stealth, in the thread 'Stealth in military aviation, pros and cons' https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/posting.php?mode...
by Manish_P
15 Oct 2019 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 366456

Re: International Military Discussion

Question to the knowledgeable. Is the 'Strix' in development? How effective would it be against a MBT (especially a moving target), given that the least armored part is the top.

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by Manish_P
15 Oct 2019 13:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629754

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

That would have been fine if the hordes of Pak Awaam would head westwards. Call me pessimistic but i just don't see that happening.

Geographical and demographical conditions (at the time) will favour migration eastwards (not to forget the divine instructions as per the Book) :-?
by Manish_P
15 Oct 2019 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625729

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

An armed forces family. Amazing role models Pune couple helps install oxygen generation plant for soldiers in Siachen A couple in Pune, Yogesh and Sumedha Chithade, have successfully raised enough funds to install an oxygen generation plant to help the soldiers at Siachen. The endeavour began when t...
by Manish_P
15 Oct 2019 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629754

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Wasn't the stated goal of Pakistani leaders to eat grass and do other things thereafter. So nothing new here. The new thing is that they are going to run out of that as well within the next 2-3 decades or so Pakistan Forest information data Perhaps they should develop a taste for the sand in Arabia..
by Manish_P
14 Oct 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3049
Views: 165451

Re: Positive News from the USA

Texas leads the way Police shoot Black Woman at her home Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, was killed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said. James Smith, Jefferson's neighbor, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he called a n...

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