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by Bhaskar_T
17 Feb 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Would you believe it? :D :lol: Nationalist Kangana Ranaut featuring as Tejas pilot in movie Tejas being produced by Ronnie Screwala, directed by Sarvesh Mewara. Release in April 2021. Jingo khush hua. :twisted: Unfolds Lungi. 8) Aiyyo. Both Tejas and the Pilot look hot. :mrgreen: For a change, it's ...
by Bhaskar_T
11 Jan 2020 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67704

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Vishnu Som tweets. Livefist tweets same. NLCA lands on INS Vikramaditya. Spokesperson Navy also confirms. @IndianNavy - The developmental LCA (N) MK1 achieved an important milestone today with the successful Arrested Landing on board the #IndianNavy aircraft carrier #INSVikramaditya. @PMOIndia @Defe...
by Bhaskar_T
24 Dec 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 351748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Pilot is safe. Russia’s 5th-gen Su-57 fighter jet crashes during factory trials, pilot ejects , 24th Dec 2019 https://www.rt.com/russia/476709-russia-su-57-fighter-jet-crash/ One of Russia’s cutting-edge Su-57 fighter jets has crashed during routine factory test flights near the Komsomolsk-on-Amur a...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Dec 2019 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

Good to hear. IAF planning 'swift trials' in Rs 1.5 lakh crore 114 fighter jet deal (Posted 20 Dec 2019) https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/iaf-planning-swift-trials-in-rs-1-5-lakh-crore-114-fighter-jet-deal/amp_articleshow/72899663.cms NEW DELHI: In the over Rs 1.5 lakh crore deal for manufac...
by Bhaskar_T
18 Dec 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Below link says Indian Rafales will go to UAE whereby IAF will supervise the hot environment impact on Rafales. Link says this is because UAE receives 2-3 degrees higher temperature than India and hence the test will be done in UAE (in an US airbase). (Edit2 19Dec 2019 - Mods - The website doesn't a...
by Bhaskar_T
05 Dec 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

ANI tweets below. Don't know what exactly happened. https://t.co/D6qkXDsPxU , 5 Dec 2019 Indian Air Force: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria & his team were present at the time of shooting incident at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, the US Navy and Air Force Base, in Hawai, USA. All IAF ...
by Bhaskar_T
16 Nov 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2598
Views: 352399

Re: Military Flight Safety

This tweet shows the post ejection picture of the 2 pilots. They look okay (if not terrible). If I quote the tweet, it says "Pilots are safe guys..little bit fracture here and there".

https://twitter.com/Aerodynamic111/stat ... 60225?s=19
by Bhaskar_T
27 Oct 2019 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624373

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

IntelMonk Tweets below, 27Oct 2019, 5:58PM IST. Seems Pakistanis really want Diwali fun. https://twitter.com/TheIntelMonk/status/1188394470695297024?s=19 Pakistan army again committed a big mistake by resorting heavy shelling in Rajouri sector. PM Modi is on visit in the same area. Wait and Watch @O...
by Bhaskar_T
29 Sep 2019 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657769

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The below link is the full text of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s speech during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept 27 2019. He says Jammu and Kashmir is a Country. He chooses the word that "India should work with Pakistan&...
by Bhaskar_T
14 Aug 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

Vishnu recounts the day IAF went to collect wreckage of Pakistani Aircraft (Atlantique incident). When Pakistani Forces Fired Missile At IAF Helicopter I Was On - By Vishnu Som, NDTV. https://www.ndtv.com/blog/when-pakistani-forces-fired-a-missile-at-the-iaf-helicopter-i-was-flying-in-2085062 "...
by Bhaskar_T
14 Aug 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609631

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

HAL pitches for 4 more squadrons of Su-30MKI The proposal for manufacturing 72 more fighter jets to add to the current order for 272 was made by the HAL but officials said that the air force has not been keen due to budgetary issues. - By Manu Pubby, ET Bureau | Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 10.01 AM IST ...
by Bhaskar_T
13 Aug 2019 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Below is tweeted by DrAjayKumarIAS handle (I don't know who he is but he is a verified Blue Tick handle) and his tweet has been retweeted by official HALHQBLR, so it seems authentic. My limited understanding of the Tweet suggests that HAL will now accept machined components quality verified by those...
by Bhaskar_T
08 Aug 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Tweets done by whom? Could you kindly provide the reference of the Twitter profile? From the tweets the plan of HAL for tejas production is as below. 16 nos FOC mk1 2019-20 16 nos mk1a 2020-21 16 nos mk1a + 8 mk1 Trainer 2021-22 16 nos mk1a+ 8 mk1a Trainer 2022-23 22 nos mk1a+ 2mk1a Trainer 2023-24 ...
by Bhaskar_T
03 Aug 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 829021

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So, if a repeat of PAF aggression happens till we have Rafale or S-400, what could IAF/GOI do for a better outcome? In a repeat PAF aggression, Pakistani F-16's would again fire their AMRAAMs before Su30MKI could and while Su30MKI's execute evasive manoeuvers, it is possible that some F-16's could d...
by Bhaskar_T
08 Jun 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2598
Views: 352399

Re: Military Flight Safety

"BREAKING: GoaAirport closed temporarily for a few hours view incident of fire caused by a drop tank of MiG 29K which got detached whilst taking off. All efforts in hand to resume flights ASAP. MiG 29K fighter aircraft is safe." - Indian Navy Official Twitter Handle. Large plumes can be se...
by Bhaskar_T
11 May 2019 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

About 2 months ago in March-2019, SP-15 and SP-16 had their first flights. Any info on SP-17, SP-18, when are we going to see them in air?
by Bhaskar_T
04 May 2019 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Gurus, is Tejas going to Paris Air Show this year scheduled from 17-23 June 2019? After Bahrain and KualaLumpur, would be great if Tejas says Hello to Paris too. There is chatter (no confirmed news) on Twitter that JF-17 is likely to visit Paris Air Show this year. ( I recall JF-17 had a Paris debut...
by Bhaskar_T
09 Apr 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1563
Views: 293267

Re: Military Flight Safety

Japan's air force loses contact with F-35 stealth fighter https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-f35/japans-air-force-loses-contact-with-f-35-stealth-fighter-idUSKCN1RL1FJ Japan's military said on Tuesday it lost contact with one of its Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters over the Pacif...
by Bhaskar_T
08 Apr 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

IAF's statement looks like Executive Summary of what Sameer Joshi wrote in long blog full of facts, technical details, information available from social media and logical conclusions.
by Bhaskar_T
03 Apr 2019 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

A company having significant percentage of it's turnover as unpaid is not a good sign. I thought customer (IAF) and contractor (HAL) sign purchase-order or sales-agreement first, then customer pays sufficient (50% upfront?) money in advance for contractor to initiate the product/service-delivery and...
by Bhaskar_T
17 Mar 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The Man, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who gave LCA Tejas so much support when it was needed, I will always remember him. Rest in peace Sir. (Yes, President of India has tweeted about him passing away)
by Bhaskar_T
27 Feb 2019 18:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173602

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

DGISPR confirms they have only AbhiNandan in their custody. @DGISPR - There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics. https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1100739613486915584?s=19 CNN News 18 quotes Paki army stating...
by Bhaskar_T
27 Feb 2019 12:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173602

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If Mi-17 crashed in our territory and none of our Migs have crashed, then which Indian pilot has been arrested by Pakistani's?

PS - TOI running ribbon says Paki pilot arrested and handed over to police.
by Bhaskar_T
19 Feb 2019 05:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 209467

Re: Pulwama Attack

Can the Title of this thread be changed to 'Pulwama Terrorist Attack by Jaish E Mohammed'. Helps in world audience to read Bharat's perspective when they Google stuff.
by Bhaskar_T
10 Feb 2019 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

First IAF Chinook arrives in Gujarat port by ship. Pictures and Videos on Twitter. Am from mobile, don't know how to post it. I think it is an on time delivery.
by Bhaskar_T
07 Jan 2019 14:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955222

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

The prices will definitely include cost of the project at HAL, logistics, and won't just be airframe fly-away costs as you are assuming. Basically its the (program cost (to HAL) + actual cost of each aircraft + additional items + HAL margin) divided by the number of airframes. Since, 89% shares of ...
by Bhaskar_T
07 Jan 2019 11:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955222

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

As part of the ongoing Rafale political controversy, Defence Minister tabled the notional (as it is not contractual yet) price of 83 Tejas MK1A in LokSabha as 49,757.50 Crores (excluding cost of 2 Simulators of 432 Crores and 300 Crores for Infrastructure). (Also tweet link below). This suggests pri...
by Bhaskar_T
19 Dec 2018 05:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955222

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

Actually, a short summary of cost of Tejas can also be added to the 1st page. We would have plenty of articles online to quote from, especially the ones where MOD gave money to HAL for protypes, SP's, assembly lines etc.
by Bhaskar_T
17 Dec 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Livefist (ShivAroor) reports that the 3rd LUH Prototype lifted off yesterday.
by Bhaskar_T
10 Nov 2018 13:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955222

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

Couldn't paste the entire text as the link is not allowing a good copying from mobile. Suggest someone can reproduce the entire text for future reference. Below link suggests Tejas ready for ALSR trials. The Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) version of the Tejas (16 fighters) already automatically...
by Bhaskar_T
21 Oct 2018 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 142406

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Very early reports on Twitter - JUST IN, couldn't find any link to support the news. Maldives supreme court gives it verdict on President Yameen's complaint that EC had rigged the polls.

Supreme Court refuses to annul the election results that declared Ibusolih as new President.
by Bhaskar_T
20 Oct 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

Buy US-made F-16s to avoid sanctions, Washington tells New Delhi after S-400 deal. 20 Oct 2018. https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-buy-us-made-f-16s-to-avoid-sanctions-washington-tells-new-delhi-after-s-400-deal-2677195 How can India avert the US sanctions following the mega million S-400 Triumf ...
by Bhaskar_T
24 Sep 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 142406

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Hoping the claim below by Mr. Solih that he has won the Maldives Presidential election becomes reality and a friendly-neighborhood in Maldives is set for warm relations with India. Once this happens, I request one of BRF seniors to fly the standing-by India-Helis in Maldives and drop Mithai over Mal...
by Bhaskar_T
08 Sep 2018 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

If I recall correctly, the expected first Rafale delivery is in 2019 (probably Q4 2019), almost a year to go. I would love to hear a confirmation from GOI/MOD/DA/French-Govt that the delivery is going to happen as planned. Would be excellent if one can show 2 Rafales on assembly lines which are bein...
by Bhaskar_T
07 Jul 2018 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 327289

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

For a Srilankan Airport (close to Hambantota port) who had no takers, India acquiring a major stake is a good thing? Does it help strategically?

https://rightlog.in/2018/07/sri-lanka-i ... irport-01/
by Bhaskar_T
28 May 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614284

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

Christopher, DRDO head ends his farewell speech.

On expected lines,Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will be @DRDO_India head for next 3 months in his additional capacity.

Source - @akananth Twitter - https://t.co/CcJRz76hLk
by Bhaskar_T
28 May 2018 16:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241584

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Why Tejas MK2 being in Medium Weight category is not being celebrated as Lungi Dance fanfare moment by Rakshaks? Is it because of expected long delays and scope creeps? This likely means more orders for Tejas MK1A (assuming new MMRCA competition will die).
by Bhaskar_T
12 Mar 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Since GOI buying Rafale is a purchase by Junta Paisa, it's a fair question that Junta can ask what is it in Reliance that is not in HAL when it comes to fighter building? When it is about screwdriver-giri (for those 36 Rafales), HAL could do better than Reliance and probably cheaper too. Shouldn't G...
by Bhaskar_T
11 Feb 2018 08:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955222

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I Googled this location Nekkundi, there is one Nekkundi near Thipassandra, East Bangalore, Karnataka and there is one Nekkundi near KrishnaGiri, Tamil Nadu. So, the Nekkundi in Bangalore is the one which is going to manufacture Tejas, right? Secondly, assuming we start delivering 6-8 Tejas/year in n...
by Bhaskar_T
07 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626674

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

French Air Force Chief flies Tejas but couldn't find (yet) any comments from him.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 819915.cms

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