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by prashantsharma
04 Mar 2019 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth
Replies: 138
Views: 14932

Re: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth

All major indian air bases are within pak missile range. Some well aimed or lucky strikes can end up damaging large number of exposed aircraft. It doesnt matter if this has eaten into their countries progress. We still have to face this infrastructure if we go to war. Btw most of their military fund...
by prashantsharma
02 Mar 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth
Replies: 138
Views: 14932

Re: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth

Hate to say this this, but PAF airbases have a much larger number of Hardened Aircraft Shelters, more than the number of aircraft they have. For the IAF, the situation w.r.t the Su-30s is even more grave - they are exposed most of the time, parked under thin-skinned sun shelters or outside the inade...
by prashantsharma
27 Feb 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49100

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Yes, i had already noticed that ... as do a few other websites (mostly inconsequential ones) ... but I highly doubt it ... would have surely seen or heard more of them if they had really been in Indian Army service...

ramana wrote:Wiki says 110 2S1 with India

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2S1_Gvozdika
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

From all their airspeeds, they look like basic trainers / cessna type general aviation aircraft... Check Live Flight Tracker. Something happening over Mardan. North of Nowshera and NNE of Peshawar. What could be one refueled wrongly designated as an Emirates A380 and 3-5 other aircraft (SMK *numbers...
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

I am struggling to keep up with all the new terminology - especially loving the word "Payload" :rotfl:
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Our men in white must be straining at the leash, waiting for their turn :-)
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Am so glad to see our military commanders being given the freedom to devise and deliver appropriate responses. A less obvious benefit of the earlier surgical strikes and these airstrikes is that it will push our military planners to develop even more options, capabilities and technologies to deliver...
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Am pretty sure all 3 targets would be struck more or less simultaneously by splitting the 12 aircraft into 3 groups. IAF planners would have wanted to minimise the time they spent in enemy airspace. Not to dispute what you are saying that the bloody pakis are cowards :D Closest PAF base to the targe...
by prashantsharma
26 Feb 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128135

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Closest PAF base to the targets is Chaklala (assuming it even bases an ORP) is 90 km away. Next closest PAF base is Minhas-Kamra a further 20 km away. Furthest target Balakot is just about 50 km from the LOC (other 2 targets are within artillery range of the border). Factor in the standoff launch ra...
by prashantsharma
24 Feb 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49100

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any pics of the 2S1 in the Indian Army? Couldn't find any through Google. In which year did we acquire them? Frankly was surprised to read it was in service with the Indian Army. Till date had only read about / seen the Abbot and Catapult in the SPG category.
by prashantsharma
14 Feb 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 159842

Re: Pulwama Attack

High time some truck bombs go off in Muridke, Bahawalpur and Clifton
by prashantsharma
04 Feb 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

@Nishn Letting myself get into this discussion, only to make the point that its best to keep quiet when there are so many unknowns, and/or we are not eye-witnesses ourselves and MOST IMPORTANTLY we don't know the ins and outs of the engineering or the piloting of this aircraft. I know enough to be a...
by prashantsharma
04 Feb 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 176958

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Equally importantin the Livefist article, I feel, is the mention that India is exploring the acquisition of the Brimstone. While it talks about it only for the Hawk, it is something I would love to see being employed with the Tejas and Jags, which would be tasked with most of the CAS and BAI mission...
by prashantsharma
03 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

This article is a piece of crap
by prashantsharma
03 Feb 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

Would like to understand how you have eliminated other potential causes like 1. Loss of power due to a bird hit or or any number of other mechanical reasons 2. A burst tyre causing a fire 3. An engine fire Lets be patient and wait for the official report. Considering all external variables....(heavy...
by prashantsharma
03 Feb 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

The writer of the Deccan Herald article has no basis to claim what he is claiming. At this time there is just no way of knowing what was the problem they faced, whether they had options or even if it was the pilots that forced the plane back down, All he has done is look at the map to see what lay a...
by prashantsharma
02 Feb 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

To my knowledge in a FBW aircraft like the mirage there is no mechanical linkages between the stick and control rods etc which needs to be locked into place. If there are, please let me know. The writer also mentions that it has happened before, so would request him to share such cases as I would li...
by prashantsharma
02 Feb 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270772

Re: Military Flight Safety

Really? In a FBW aircraft? Really hope it's not because of an un-tagged control column/( stick) lock, that missed the check list. It's happened before and it will continue to happen. Imagine trying to stop or lift something in full after-burner thrust and suddenly finding it impossible to rotate the...
by prashantsharma
19 Jan 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Please help me understand what exactly does "...but what is the deployment based on the role" mean? Also, 1. What exactly is the benefit of keeping them under the IAF vis-a-vis the Army other than historical legacy? 2. Extending the logic, should all choppers be under the IAF? ( Or somethi...
by prashantsharma
16 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I agree with the COAS' views... Whether deployed in the anti-helicopter role or the anti-armour role, the bulk, if not all, of the Apaches should ideally be with the Army. The paki cobras and hinds will be out there harassing Indian troops and armour. Isn't it better to give the Indian Army the reso...
by prashantsharma
06 Nov 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 230756

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Mirage 2000 appears to have serial number of KF125 and from No 1 Tigers Squadron. The SHAR is from No 300 White Tigers Squadron. Probably a squadron meet of the Tigers, based on name. Someone commented in the tweet, that the location is likely Vizag. I believe that is a Remora ECM pod on the Mirage...
by prashantsharma
28 Sep 2018 20:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 843265

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Also, SJha answered one of question : are we on track for 12 this year? Question is coming bcoz just 1 have been produced till now in current year. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1044851828649848833 ---> HAL says it is. We still have six months to go before we come to end of fiscal 2018-19. le...
by prashantsharma
21 Sep 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3736
Views: 497349

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Folks, shared some thoughts on the recent photograph that depicted own soldiers dragging the body of a dead terrorist. May have a look. By the time this photograph was taken, the body would have already been checked for booby traps / concealed grenades. My reasons for believing this are 1. Dragging...
by prashantsharma
25 Jul 2018 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It is odd that the paramilitary forces are getting MI-17s but the army whiose requirement is 10x larger has to struggle to convince policy makers to get itw own fleet of med-lift choppers and even anti-armour Apaches
by prashantsharma
07 Jul 2018 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 647407

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

We can laugh and mock China’s progress at our own peril. The fact remains that they are a couple of decades ahead of us in most technologies and in industrialisation of that. Sure they have failures and some of their equipment is overhyped and rushed into service, but that is also an indication of t...
by prashantsharma
20 Jun 2018 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Prashant, Do look up the opening war sequences of Desert Storm and OAF. Apaches were used to destroy early warning sites. Pakistani radar sites have been a bug bear for IAF in 1965 and 1971. I think IAF plans to use them for their own missions and roles. I did consider this possible role (and menti...
by prashantsharma
20 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3736
Views: 497349

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Could also be an RPO. However I thought the size of the explosion seemed much larger than the ones in all the rpo videos on youtube. But i could be wrong. Hope someone with field contacts can confirm the weapon used. Btw does anyone knows why the SF in the 'surgical strikes carried carl gustavs and ...
by prashantsharma
20 Jun 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3736
Views: 497349

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Bravo! Loved how all the smart phones are whipped out to capture the moment...
From the explosion, it seemed to me to be from something fired from ground level, not something coming down from the air... wont be surprised if it was a field gun in direct fire mode from close range
by prashantsharma
17 Jun 2018 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Not really. IA needs support in the strike corps. Those helicopters will be organized into flights and assigned to the corps. All anti-armor role. IAF are for attack/strike role. Support secondary. Both services know this. Let's leave it at that. Can you elaborate on "attack / strike" ple...
by prashantsharma
13 Jun 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515000

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

So, how is the Hardened Air Shelter(HAS) program going for the IAF to upgrade aircraft hangers? I have given up on fast progress on this front. Will believe something is happening when i see it with my eyes on google earth. Have fretted about this particular vulnerability of the IAF for long (as it...
by prashantsharma
13 Jun 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156481

Re: The IAF History Thread

This is a patch for 10 sqn
by prashantsharma
22 Apr 2018 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Progress (or lack of it) can be viewed in planet.com's satellite imagery, which is updated once a month. The free, low-res imagery is sufficient to see that nothing has come up. Quite a good update of the helicopters. The Tumkuru facility start is now two years old . What's the progress? Tejas Line ...
by prashantsharma
22 Mar 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rakesh wrote:if you google the above term in images, you will find it. Please do some groundwork and not expect others to do it for you.


Have done that, and thats why i asked. There are close to nil good views of its cargo hold on the internet.
by prashantsharma
21 Mar 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

does anyone have a clear pic of the inside of a Dhruv's cabin? and if so, please post or share a link.
by prashantsharma
21 Mar 2018 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515000

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

shiv - from what I have read elsewhere about mig21 handling: it has fantastic acceleration, agility and raw dogfighting ability coupled with high speed sprinting to and from targets, tight turning circles, etc. which make it a phenomenal - small and agile fighting platform: this is why pilots love ...
by prashantsharma
18 Nov 2016 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 222219

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Can someone share the coordinates for the VLF facility a.k.a PNS Hameed, would like to check it on google earth
by prashantsharma
25 Sep 2016 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148737

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

My 2 bits.... i find it very difficult to comprehend how after decades of crying out after each attack that we will retaliate at a time and place of our choosing, we hardly ever have. For this i can think of no one else but the army leadership to blame. What capability have they developed to retalia...
by prashantsharma
05 Jul 2015 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 136623

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Karthik S wrote:May be, but you can see the IAF Roundel.


roundel was noticed... as were other clues in the background...
by prashantsharma
05 Jul 2015 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 136623

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14



i might sound like a sceptic but to me the pictures seem like they were taken in israel....
by prashantsharma
03 Jul 2015 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 136623

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Delivered. I recently went to Bangalore & next to Manekshaw parade ground, saw an Army billboard showing Spyder fired from Tata truck. while there may be a poster of the Spyder (photoshop?), there isnt a single photograph of it in service at any location... no announcements of its induction... ...

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