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by Bhaskar_T
14 Aug 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709732

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: 3323
Views: 503316

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: 1067
Views: 304042

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: 1067
Views: 304042

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: 755421

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: 2542
Views: 316599

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: 1067
Views: 304042

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: 1067
Views: 304042

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: 1158
Views: 196776

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: 3283
Views: 491057

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: 3285
Views: 709732

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: 1067
Views: 304042

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: 150630

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: 150630

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: 182683

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: 3285
Views: 709732

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: 3910
Views: 897684

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: 3910
Views: 897684

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: 3910
Views: 897684

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: 4321
Views: 705203

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: 3910
Views: 897684

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: 1125
Views: 130333

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: 1118
Views: 155111

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: 1125
Views: 130333

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: 2370
Views: 388353

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: 299176

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: 3767
Views: 503612

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: 224827

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: 2370
Views: 388353

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: 3910
Views: 897684

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: 578083

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
by Bhaskar_T
21 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 578083

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

PS - Even if SP-5 and SP-7 fly tomorrow morning, my enthusiasm and tracking of SP deliveries or FOC achievements has taken 1000 kills in recent times. There used to be days (for years) when I used to wake up in morning and search "LCA Tejas" on FaceBook, Twitter, Browsers. HAL - Thank you ...
by Bhaskar_T
12 Sep 2017 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 578083

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SP3 flew on 28th Sept 2016 SP4 flew on 3rd March 2017 (after 5 months) SP6 flew on 1st July 2017 (after 5 months) SP5 has been always coming tomorrow (like FOC certification). There were reports that SP5 is coming from the same secondary/additional Tejas assembly line (Kiran Hanger) from where the S...
by Bhaskar_T
26 Aug 2017 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 578083

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks - This is LCA Dhaaga. With so much activity on thread, I thought either SP5 flew or new date for FOC arrived. Is it possible to move Rafale discussion to Rafale Dhaaga?
by Bhaskar_T
13 Aug 2017 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 757073

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Bro SP-5, at least do a LS/HS taxi run on 15th August. Jai Hind.
by Bhaskar_T
21 May 2017 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 514828

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Dear All, I couldnt find any other thread to ask you this. Can someone clarify me about the Sachin Tendulkar association with Indian Air Force. Plenty of links on internet say that he was awarded Honorary Group Captain in 2010 by IAF and he was again made Honorary Group Captain by IAF in 2015. What ...
by Bhaskar_T
15 Apr 2017 05:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 757073

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Any update on SP-5 or SP-6? SP-4 had maiden flight I think some time ago, has it been handed over to IAF?
by Bhaskar_T
14 Feb 2017 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 757073

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Well, I was searching the pic of CAS ACM Dhanoa ji with Tejas? I heard he flew Tejas today and now becomes 2nd Chief to do so!!

Also, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha flew with Cmdre Maolankar today and becomes first Civilian to fly in Tejas. Wah!!
by Bhaskar_T
13 Feb 2017 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 59407

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

:cry: Hindi-Cheeni Bhai Bhai :cry: but why !! Apologies in advance but I feel that Aero India 2017 will have the gracious presence of the Manhoosiyat (what's the english word for this) now .. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/in-a-first-chinese-delegation-at-aero-india/articleshow/57122959.cm...
by Bhaskar_T
13 Feb 2017 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 757073

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

There were news reports that SP-4 will fly before or during Aero-India, if I am not mistaken then SP-4 has not even done ground-runs!! Could there be a surprise show-up of SP-4 in Aero India, just a fly by?

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