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by Will
05 Apr 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 415354

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

This incident BTW is why I was so insistent that GOI should come out with its story, via IAFs evidence provided on the F16 shootdown asap. Instead GOI listened to some 2 clever by half babu(n)s who preached de-escalation etc, we have given evidence to US yadda yadda and is now facing this new pin p...
by Will
03 Apr 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 293541

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I recall reading that we intend to place order for 500 russian engines for Nirbhay. If these are meant for Nirbhay + heavier UAVs , then the order size will be large. I hope not. Russian engines spell bad news . Remember the cryo engine for the GSLV and the GSLV’s thatnflew with them failed multipl...
by Will
01 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 363949

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

^ I don't think the overall order for other missiles we will be that many i believe the order is heavily skewed toward long range missiles of which russia has confirmed 650 where as with Chinese order they have confirmed 300 and for Turkey i believe it is around 100. IMO that's right thing to do si...
by Will
27 Mar 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104834

Re: Indian ASAT test

Political post deleted, user warned.
by Will
16 Mar 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 415354

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

Very soon expect the PAF to put out news that an F-16 has crashed during a “training” exercise and the pilot/pilots were killed. :x . They won’t accept that it was shot down. A “crash” is how they will try to cover it up so that they can account for the lost F-16 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by Will
10 Mar 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 330166

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We need huge 10,000T DDGs to patrol and defend our vast ocean lines. Even small countries such as Japan and SoKo have them. But they are the ONLY ones to have them outside of Khan and Roos! And Roos' are derelicts from the old USSR. The P-15 and P-15B are the standard size for most of the world's l...
by Will
08 Mar 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 183150

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Thank goodness, I only have to start in 2025! :lol: Hopefully, many of you will forget by then. Lisa :wink: . Fat chance Saar, but you can always hope. Admiral and mithai will probly become part of br lexicon forever... :D I hope the Admiral has been saving up for this all these years :D . I think ...
by Will
06 Mar 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 415354

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

India today is claiming that the IAF has given proof of the F-16 shootdown to the govt. Hope the govt releases some details. Without giving away any secrets of course. High time India swung the narrative in its favour in international circles. The western powers are running down the F-16 kill as it ...
by Will
01 Mar 2019 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

The F-16/F-21 hardly had any chance to begin with and it is essentially a completely different aircraft when compared to what the PAF operates much like the MiG's shot down over the last two-three decades around the world have little in common with the advanced MiG-29's and MiG-35 being currently o...
by Will
27 Feb 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The longer India takes to respond, the less likely will it's response be effective esp. In terms of making any PR difference. Modis tactics now will determine his fate as the public opinion that was so in his favor is now being challenged by the opposition in the open. My guess is that it all depen...
by Will
27 Feb 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

shaun wrote:
SBajwa wrote:
and it is circling Rawalpindi only!! I guess protecting their jewels?
Flight time of 55 mins


Gone off now, or has it shutdown it’s transponder.
by Will
27 Feb 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

Well with today’s shoot down of an F-16 , legacy it maybe, puts paid to LMs chances F-16 or F-21.
by Will
27 Feb 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Wg Cdr Varthaman piloting a MiG 21, an aircraft of 1960s vintage shot down a PAF F-16 with Close Combat R-73 Missile. His aircraft was apparently hit by ground fire He ejected on a Westerly heading & was captured by Pak Army forces.He was able to thwart a 24 Paki ac formation. twitter Agreed th...
by Will
27 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

SaaB AirEYE is surely in Air. Time to take it down. https://twitter.com/IndianGarud/status/1100755715633729536 Weren’t our AWACS around? They could have vectored the MKIs or 29s and engaged the F-16 with BVRs. Why are we even fighting an air war WVR these days. Dosent the IAF have the Kh-172? Thoug...
by Will
27 Feb 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Pretty lousy media management from our side, I must say. First news out becomes the new truth. We should have been hammering the F-16 angle by now, if we wished to disengage from the fight with the optics of deterrence intact. We literally have no information on what's been happening from the India...
by Will
27 Feb 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I have a feeling this is going to escalate into a limited war. The IA integrated battle groups should come into play.
by Will
27 Feb 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I will say this again... nothing will change until the Paki generals feel that they are under threat themselves. A couple of BrahMos up their backsides should do the trick. Unless they feel their lives and lifestyle are under threat they will continue their mischief. India can’t back down now specia...
by Will
26 Feb 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135621

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Seems the Netra was involved. Is the Netra capable of electronic warfare/jamming? Could explain why the Paki airdefence went to sleep. Not to be a kill joy but the targets hit were dispensable. These one off strikes, are not going to do much, besides bragging rights. Expect follow ups to make the Pa...
by Will
20 Feb 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/lockheed-unveils-new-f-21-fighter-jet-configured-for-india/articleshow/68075149.cms Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India Anyone aware what this New F-21 is all about? They just decide too use the Russian strategy of r...
by Will
03 Feb 2019 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 330166

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nam wrote:DAC approval means dilly squat.

They will approve the same thing every couple of years.


Dido.. The P75I should have been a priority. The RFP isn’t even out yet.
by Will
23 Jan 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

The way things work, the IAF will be lucky if this deal is signed in 5he next 5 years. That means 8-10 years before the first aircraft begin to arrive. By that time all the aircraft in the competition will be obsolete. Hate it as one may and keeping in mind Uncles sanctions whimsical sanctions, the ...
by Will
01 Jan 2019 11:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 864272

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

Finally! Congrats to all those involved over the years and the perseverance. Hope this acts as the reboot as well as kickstart to the Indian Aerospace industry. Next stop AMCA and Ghatak.
by Will
05 Dec 2018 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 330166

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ No matter how I dissect it, $3.3B is way too much for a lease when the Vikrant costs $3.5B (so far.) We own the carrier though. Sometimes, it seems we have a bottomless budget — as long as the gear is firang. IMO it's putin bailout the Chinese groovy train of under the table deals for Russian t...
by Will
03 Dec 2018 17:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 864272

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

Lol LM trying to push the F-16 by hook or by crook. Why don’t they transfer the F-16 line to India and export those 400 aircraft from here with no obligation for India to buy them. They can get cheap manpower in India. They should stop peddling antiques and offer the F-35 to India. :twisted:
by Will
27 Nov 2018 16:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1060229

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Heavens forbid this deal goes through. When stupid decisions like this are made you cant very well blame anyone from shouting scam. Though in this case rather than scam, it will be just sheer incompetence about how defence procurement is run. This whole tendering business should be junked. Agree som...
by Will
23 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1060229

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Looks like the cancellation of another tender in the making. Why don’t they just go down the govt-govt route. This tendering business has been the bane of Indian defence procurement for ages.
by Will
25 Sep 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331530

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

Well, even a child can see that the 126 aircraft tender was cancelled and the one for 36 aircraft signed, for the benefit of reliance. :rotfl: I think ONLY a child would "see" that... as the rest of your post demonstrates. Maybe you can tell me how India planned to PAY for 126 MMRCA at th...
by Will
25 Sep 2018 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331530

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

Well, even a child can see that the 126 aircraft tender was cancelled and the one for 36 aircraft signed, for the benefit of reliance. I had made a post to this effect at the time the deal was announced . It was a given that the airforce would go for additional aircraft over the years directly benef...
by Will
09 Aug 2018 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840897

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Any updates on the high altitude test facility that was supposed to be set up by Boeing as part of offsets????
by Will
03 Aug 2018 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

nachiket wrote:^^Why have you quoted your own post made immediately above?


Was a mistake. Thought I had deleted it. Anyway thanks Rakesh.
by Will
29 Jul 2018 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 426440

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://twitter.com/manupubby/status/1022078254151331840 Manu Pubby @manupubby OFB has signed an MoU with @BAESystemsInc , USA for the 155mm Mounted Gun System required by Army HQ . Signed in August 2017 - MoS Defence Bhamre informs Lok Sabha. Too many Chinese spies in Taiwan. If this is true whate...
by Will
29 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

This whole process has become a joke. No way is this deal going to be signed in 2 years. That will take it well past 2040 before the last aircraft is in. The costs are going to be massive to. All this for a 4++ generation aircraft when 5th gen aircraft will be proliferating in the neighbourhood and ...
by Will
09 Jul 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 125573

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Going to a PSU. No private player. This is what happens when you play musical chairs with an important ministry like defence. Every time a defence minister changes , the new one takes a year to understand the ropes and then decides to change everything. Where does it leave the country? As far as de...
by Will
29 May 2018 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126607

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

If you trust Uncle Sam then you don’t have your head screwed on straight. They have always been sanction happy and always will be. It would be daft to buy critical equipment like fighter equipment from the US. The Europeans are much better partners. At least the French have an independent foreign po...
by Will
19 May 2018 20:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 864272

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

ADA had a lot of freedom to operate. Now, everything need to go through the eprocure process and L1. Not sure if the concept of "L2 being offered half of the job if price can be met" is still around. Maybe not. We haven't seen that with any of the DRDO entities we deal with. Exact reason ...
by Will
11 May 2018 00:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 409876

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Future shock: Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle still seems a distant dream You mean T 14 Armata family has not yet completed all the trials ? As well as a another example of just paying lip service to indigenisation and not walking the talk. All plans up in the air as they say.Funding indigenous ...
by Will
26 Apr 2018 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 290233

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

CM: One bogey is this TOT thing. We need to be clear on what TOT is. It is the transfer of production technology. The ability to use "local" resources to produce items, even from a component level. There is NO ONE else who has offered us this opportunity like the Russians have. In many ca...
by Will
25 Apr 2018 01:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816333

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Time shipyards like L&T are given orders for major combatants. The IN needs to boost its destroyer and frigate count besides submarines to be able to compete with the Chinese.

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