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by himanshugoswami
04 Mar 2019 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 810748

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

There is an RAF Airbus KC2 VOyager MRTT over Balochistan right now per FLight Radar 24. Flight number NAG66OS. This is very interesting. Why would an RAF tanker be over PAk airspace in these times?

EDIT- its seems to have switched its transponder off now....this gets more curious
by himanshugoswami
04 Mar 2019 17:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 871203

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:himanshu sir, dropping mysterious 1 liners will not help. if you say it please explain, else not saying it is also fine.

Does my earlier post make sense now
by himanshugoswami
28 Feb 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 871203

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

khan wrote:
himanshugoswami wrote:TO All those moaning that we have de-engaged and the stand off is over- you are sadly mistaken. March 4.

How old are you?

I don't know how that q is relevant but suffice to say that I was born at least three decades before the millennium changed.
by himanshugoswami
28 Feb 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 871203

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

TO All those moaning that we have de-engaged and the stand off is over- you are sadly mistaken. March 4.
by himanshugoswami
28 Feb 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 51860

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

That looks like the Engine nozzle
by himanshugoswami
15 Jul 2011 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Fiction : Naval blockade of Pakistan
Replies: 63
Views: 11615

Re: Naval blockade of Pakistan

Actually, IN did implement a COMPLETE blockade of Karachi harbour during the Kargil war- one of the main reasons for Mian sharif to go running to papa Bill. no, they were ready to do so. there's a difference. btw, I vividly remember a sequence on star-news during op parakram News Presenter : Indian...
by himanshugoswami
14 Jul 2011 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Fiction : Naval blockade of Pakistan
Replies: 63
Views: 11615

Re: Naval blockade of Pakistan

Such an option should be onsidered only if we are in a state of war with Pak.Handling Pak's proxy terror war should be done using other more covert means.Two can play the same game-if you get my viewpoint. During Kargil ,when we were at war with Pak it was one option that must've been considered, a...
by himanshugoswami
28 Apr 2011 14:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 185182

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

The problem here is what kind of spine the GOI has , to stand up to uncle sams arm twisting. Notice there is no official confirmation yet. Like the engine deal for the LCA there could be many a slip between the cup and the lip . I doubt that will be the case here since in this particular case the I...
by himanshugoswami
27 Apr 2011 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 185182

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Guys, I know this sounds stupid, but go to youtube and do a search for "future dogfights" featuring the raptor. In that the "enemy air force" approaching a flight of raptors is made up of SU30 MKI and Dassault Rafael!!!!- India is the ONLY country that flies the MKI (yes, it said...
by himanshugoswami
23 Dec 2010 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1020490

Re: LCA News and Discussions

the recruitment bit makes a lot of sense. I didnt think of that to be honest, but now that you mention it, seems like a sweet idea :) I will certainly raise a toast the day the first LCA takes off with an IAF pilot at the controls (not the seconded pilots to NFTC but the regular squadron pilots) and...
by himanshugoswami
23 Dec 2010 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1020490

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Thanks Singha, the IOC to FOC bit makes sense, but I think Air defence of south India would be better suited by something like a Mig 29 or a couple of squadrons of MMRCA- most battles in the South would be fought over the sea and you need a fighter with long legs. God forbid if a battle is fought ov...
by himanshugoswami
23 Dec 2010 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1020490

Re: LCA News and Discussions

One thing I dont understand the LCA is a fighter with limited range- what is the sense of basing it in TN? even if it is used as a point defense bird or as an interceptor, it still makes more sense to base it in places like Udhampur, Jaisalmer, bagdogra etc. The commies and the porkis dont have carr...
by himanshugoswami
20 Dec 2010 16:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658909

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek, just a thought..... since your scenario is set a few years in the future, how about some action involving F-INSAS?
by himanshugoswami
20 Dec 2010 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 622380

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Philip, if what you are saying is accurate, then it is music to my ears. any of the Euro Canards would be a super buy for the IAF, with the Tiffy being slightly ahead then the other two. the IAF was mighty impressed with the Tiffy and their view is that it would perfectly complement the MKI (per a f...
by himanshugoswami
20 Dec 2010 13:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710865

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

-- Is this a paki site or what or is this true? The Russian Ambassador laughed when asked about Bharati input to the design. He said “what has Bharat to offer Russia in terms of design or manufacture”. He was alluding to the fact that Russia has been producing world class fighters for the past cent...
by himanshugoswami
20 Dec 2010 13:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1020490

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Why are drop tanks always hung, why cant they be put above the wing and dropped when all fuel is dumped into the wings. This way there would be no need to pump out from the drop tank to the wings, gravity will do the job. would that not play havoc with the aerodynamics of the bird? and then, what h...
by himanshugoswami
24 Oct 2010 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Mumbai Meet- Late Dec 2010/Early Jan 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 7432

Re: BR Mumbai Meet- Late Dec 2010/Early Jan 2011

is this meet also open for newbies? if yes, i would love to meet up with you guys.
by himanshugoswami
30 Sep 2010 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 914988

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

IMHO, the hot favorite for MMRCA now will not be the Shornet but the grippen- the reason is simple. GOI cannot risk the wrath of the opposition and the nation by awarding India's biggest defence deal to the Yanks, so take the next best route available- give it to Saab- politically neutral, yet the Y...
by himanshugoswami
27 Jul 2010 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 984190

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Now with the Porkis getting BVS for their block 52s I am sure the TAF (talib Air force0 must be shaking in their boots with fear!! so much for "no use against India".....any teh sad part is that our stupid politicos take all this bull crap like a poodle- to hell with Unkils policies- we ha...
by himanshugoswami
27 Jul 2010 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 914988

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I dont know why, but i have this funny feeling that the f-16 will emerge as the dark horse in this deal- I mean, lets look at it. the IAF already operates two twin engined platforms in the MKI and the Mig 29. their original requirement was for more numbers of M2K- a single engined platform. given th...

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