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by Manish_P
17 Sep 2019 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234733

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

rohitvats wrote:..And rest is history..


Which is not even taught to subsequent generations.. leave aside celebrated :(
by Manish_P
13 Sep 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572327

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Currently re-reading some CAG reports. The amount of BS there is in our DPP and other places.. its all about process, outcome be darned. And then there are the snafus by IAF etc adding sauce to an already messed up dish. Its a miracle we have anything in service. Karan sir Hopefully not as effed up...
by Manish_P
13 Sep 2019 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313103

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Brotherly love of the ummah JPP slams beheading of Pakistani prisoner in S. Arabia According to the JPP, there are close to 11,000 Pakistanis languishing in foreign jails, with over 7,000 of them in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia alone has 3,400 Pakistani prisoners and has executed at least 26 of the...
by Manish_P
12 Sep 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I had followed your posts on the AN−132 / Saudi thing and found merit in the thought process.

Ideally option 1 would be to have an entirely homegrown platform. But if a really good deal is possible it might save a lot of time & effort and having to re-invent the wheel..
by Manish_P
12 Sep 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Yak-44 was abandoned decades ago along with their CATOBAR dream. We cannot deploy a fixed wing AEW for the carrier fleet unless we get a CATOBAR ourselves. The MOD has not approved a plan and we'll need to wait until the 2030s even if a plan was approved yesterday. And there is basically just one f...
by Manish_P
12 Sep 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ Didn't say that they are not. Like the Tupolev Tu-142M once were, now replaced with the P-8i. With expanding reach (both of self and the opponents) the IN might well require fixed-wing AEWs in the future. The russians do not seem to have an equivalent option (the canceled Yak-44?) to offer.
by Manish_P
12 Sep 2019 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ what would be the typical ranges Rakesh ji?

While it is surely an awesome asset it can't really match the higher endurance, longer range and stand-off capabilities of dedicated fixed-wing AEW aircraft like the E2C/D.
by Manish_P
11 Sep 2019 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385941

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

Seen a picture of that A10 I think, with F22 in its kill list painted on fuselage. An F22 and an F16.. and 2 tanks A-10 with F-22 and F-16 kill marks They paint all sorts. Like this one.. https://fighterjetsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/A-10-killed-Cow.jpg All those are training 'simulated' ...
by Manish_P
10 Sep 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154592

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

Noob question - why the centre line fuel tank.. even for an air show demo?
by Manish_P
05 Sep 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

'Likely'.. how much likely? India to go ahead with $3.1 bn US deal for maritime patrol aircraft The procurement of 10 Boeing P8I maritime patrol aircraft is likely to be cleared at a key acquisition meeting next week, with the contract to be processed under the foreign military sales (FMS) route. So...
by Manish_P
02 Sep 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1644
Views: 262938

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Incidentally is there any non US, non US aligned analysis of the stealth levels of the F22?
by Manish_P
30 Aug 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594652

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rakesh ji, thanks for sharing that video. I mentioned the retired Major as one example of an influencer. One Reason that I requested @Rohitvats to share it with influencers (one of whom can be the retired Major), is that @rohitvats is not a serving/retired fauji (apologies if I am wrong here). A ver...
by Manish_P
29 Aug 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234733

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sir the jernails possibly allowed that cartoon because it showed only I-m-rand in a bad light.

Let's see if there is any cartoon showing the failures of Mushrat, Kiyanahi, Rawheel or Bajteraha..
by Manish_P
29 Aug 2019 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594652

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rohit ji, please consider marking it to the attention of large & popular influencers like for eg Major Gaurav Arya (Retd). They (and possibly some of their more popular followers) can generate the requisite traction.
by Manish_P
28 Aug 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 327812

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Brar can provide more input on this.... USAF Wants More Airlift Capacity But With C-17 Out Of Production What Could Provide It? https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24542/usaf-wants-more-airlift-capacity-but-with-c-17-out-of-production-what-could-provide-it Interesting point this.. Whereas the C-1...
by Manish_P
26 Aug 2019 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 923
Views: 157035

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Excellent analysis on Afghanistan's future, ( includes discussion why putting any "Indian" boots on ground is bad choice and trumps "Residual force" approach). Please see comments by Maj Gen D. C Kathoch : .. 9) Once the government falls and bunnies takes it place all the goodwi...
by Manish_P
23 Aug 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3580
Views: 566663

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

From 1 naan, they might now have to make do with half a naan.. Yawn - Millers jack up flour prices yet again Amid higher wheat stocks, flour millers in Sindh hiked prices again on Thursday by up to Rs2 per kg. They made the first price increase on Aug 15 (third day of Eid ul Azha) by Rs1.5 per kg in...
by Manish_P
21 Aug 2019 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3580
Views: 566663

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Lawhore-via-Slamabad Punjab govt increases Metro Bus fares by 50% Punjab government has increased the fares of Metro Bus Service in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and in Lahore. Punjab Transport Secretary Asad Gilani said in a notification that he was pleased to announce increase in the...
by Manish_P
21 Aug 2019 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

Rakesh ji, who are the target customers? Won't the upgraded MKI be costlier than the Russian Su 30. How will the target customers be able to afford it? And won't we run foul of the Russians if we try and sell their Bird at undercut (friendly) prices.. requiring a quid pro quo (buying off the shelf S...
by Manish_P
20 Aug 2019 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313103

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

So new name now running the rounds Imrand Can also be read as i-m-rand Really? :mrgreen: If it does then i shall lay claim to it for BRF onlee https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6901&p=2285154&hilit=I+m+rand#p2285154 Post dated 26 Jul 2018 21:02 bye de waye, i hab her...
by Manish_P
20 Aug 2019 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3580
Views: 566663

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Downhill Skiing slope being prepared ? Yawn - Patriotism vs commercial interests New Delhi’s actions in India-held Kashmir are despicable. There can be no two opinions about it. Short of war, it behoves Pakistan to take every action possible to show solidarity with struggling Kashmiris. :rotfl: But ...
by Manish_P
19 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703062

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote: Having tip mounted A2A missiles will free up all 4 hardpoints to carry 8 ATGMs.


A very noob question, Indranil sir. While wingtip AAM (a la the USMC Vipers) do seem doable.. is it possible to have overwing/boom hardpoint for the 2 AAMs?
by Manish_P
15 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Income Tax System
Replies: 64
Views: 10799

Re: Indian Income Tax System

I-T officers can’t issue unaccounted notices From October 1, all orders, notices and summons will have to be generated via the Income Tax Business Application Platform with a unique document identification number, a circular issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes after the PM’s stern message t...
by Manish_P
11 Aug 2019 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313103

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Vips wrote:Hasan Nisar revealed himself for the paki that he is today on a talk show.
Gist is : Kashmir :(( , Modi :(( .
He said muslims are present in more then 50 countries, Hindus are only in India. So they will be wiped out. we should have a Nuclear war :rotfl:


Lovely. Link please..
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385941

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

The way micro-drones like these and others can chip in on the EW side isn't by brute jamming or trying to defeat the SAM seeker or radar via that. The way they can potentially serve this mission is by effectively going after the discrimination and creating extreme challenges especially if they can ...
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313103

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Anujan wrote:
saip wrote:How many times they have 'banned' bollywood films? What will they show in their theaters? Peerni dancing with the selected PM?


Most people pirate DVDs anyway.


Now-a-days it's mostly illegal downloads from torrent sites
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385941

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

No, that is not what it would be like. MALD-J/N/X is the size of a small cruise missile. It would be something like this - https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/09/these-swarming-drones-launch-fighter-jets-flare-dispensers/131414/ Can these micro-drones do the - 'At the same time, the UAV will...
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385941

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

^ For which it might well be that the price quoted will be a bit higher, for a capability which is a bit lower.. :wink:
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385941

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

10) This one will impress you. Future variants of the Rafale will feature a defensive system which consists of a powered payload (i.e. a mini-UAV) which will be launched from one of the chaff's dispensers and will stand in between the threat and the Rafale it is protecting. At the same time, the UA...
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 315744

Re: Military Flight Safety

Good to hear about the pilots ejecting safely.
by Manish_P
09 Aug 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

brar_w wrote:
Why pay more for less


Because the costs of having your frontline offensive systems at the mercy of sanctions, with the supplier having a proven history of being your opponents long time benefactor, are infinitely higher..
by Manish_P
08 Aug 2019 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422188

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Thanks. I had read parts. And also some late& post cold-war de-classified CIA/DOD evaluation reports. However I felt there could always be some deliberate overstating of capabilities inserted in them to push for more development budgets. Hence wanted to try another angle, preferably with source ...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 580427

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

. . well i dont know what u wanna convey but in the 60's 70s whole of bollywood was in Kashmir... trust me, nobody minds bollywood in the midst. ask the houseboat owners on dal lake...they wistfully remember the good old days when stars used to come..houseboats were full due to bollywood. You might...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594652

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

It's good that a chronicler & astute analyst such as yourself is back on this forum. And it's a pity that we have lost some others like him!!! We thought we had lost him for good but he is back here isn't he.. Hope springs eternal :) Being on BRF and getting to know our mil procurement system h...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 580427

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Now her day based color choice makes sense :wink: That reminds me of the time when she was heavily criticized, at least on SM, for her choice of green Saree when visiting Bakistan for some conference. Would be interesting to find out if that visit/photo was taken on a Wednesday. She had clarified o...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594652

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

It's good that a chronicler & astute analyst such as yourself is back on this forum.
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 3316

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

:( Om Shanti! The nation has lost a good leader too soon after it lost another good one. May she be the inspiration for a younger generation of brave, intelligent and capable daughters of the motherland to step up and take on the task of becoming national leaders tasked with protecting and developin...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313103

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Good going terroristan... maybe they can register themselves as Yunani Hakeems now Yawn - Pakistani doctors with MS, MD degrees sacked in Saudi Arabia In a worrying development, Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries have rejected the century-old postgraduate degree programme of Pakistan — MS (M...
by Manish_P
07 Aug 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705235

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

Perhaps you didn't see them, but the PAF sure did see (and failed badly) to take down multiple Su 30 MKIs the day after Balakot.. but then what does the IAF know other than making claims and showing off in air shows :roll:

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