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by GopiD
08 Mar 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pankajs is a grounded poster who usually adds value to discussions. I don’t know what he posted that caused him to be banned, but this is a request for lenience keeping past posts in mind. +1 Pankajs has been one of the saner voices in many chaotic times. Would request Mods to please reconsider the...
by GopiD
03 Mar 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1562
Views: 194785

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

abhik wrote:Question for KM and other gurus, what is the current state of data links between the different fighters in IAF fleet and also other assets like AWACS and ground assets.


While we are at it, why don't we just give up the position of Nuke Sub currently is too. Seriously?
by GopiD
02 Mar 2019 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There seems to be terrible carnage in the on going Indian attack on Kotli; there are desperate people, POK residents, trapped in the firestorm. Okay folks I think I've had enough of this war. The war criminal PA just needs to demonstrate to Modi that they have put their jihadi dogs down. Give Modi ...
by GopiD
02 Mar 2019 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1562
Views: 194785

Re: Mig-21 shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

86 seconds that changed seven decades of aviation history! F16 F-16 is a fourth generation American fighter jet. In the five decades long history of F-16, it has been never been ONCE shot down on an offensive mission by another aircraft (1). ----------------------------------------------- MIG-21 Mi...
by GopiD
01 Mar 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Watch DD instead. Very sensible reporting Live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmRg3Z_92AM Thank you! Republic was pathetic and annoying with their high pitched yelling, most of which was repeating the same inane stuff every 2 mins! Welcome :) Listening to DD reporting, seems like one of us from B...
by GopiD
01 Mar 2019 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Republic's live coverage is insufferable.. they have no new content while we wait for the Wg. Cdr to come out and they are doing their best to give me a migraine.. As they say in Tamizh.. "Aracha mavaiyye araikkadha" (Dont keep grinding the already ground batter) Watch DD instead. Very se...
by GopiD
28 Feb 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If the AMRAAM belongs to Jordan, US needs to explain, how did AMRAAM end up with PAF. Since US makes lot of noise about who uses it's kit, was the transfer approved by US Congress? Based on the details it was a 2008 contract. Brand new AMRAAM were transferred through a proxy then. Like Shah of Iran...
by GopiD
28 Feb 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3828
Views: 400873

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

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by GopiD
28 Feb 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34577

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0epuimU0AAVQH2.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0epvjGVAAIWrha.jpg RJAF aircraft - Royal Jordanian Air Force? https://quwa.org/2016/07/04/jordan-put-15-f-16ab-mlu-sale-pakistan/ In 2014, Jordan sold 13 (or 14) F-16A/B Block-15 Air Defence Fighter (ADF) units to the Paki...
by GopiD
24 Feb 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155669

Re: Pulwama Attack

Though this Twitter thread may not be completely related to Pulwama attack, it shows to what lengths Modi Government has gone to tie down Pakistan from day 1. Not sure of factual accuracy of the data, but it is good to know. https://twitter.com/a_sandhan/status/1098552090446557184 Sample Due to fast...
by GopiD
14 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69720

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

This might give a better angle to compare the lengths of the subs.


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by GopiD
01 Oct 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423656

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/page1/bsf-avenges-jawan---s-mutilation.html As a tit for tat for tying the feet of Singh and slitting his throat, the BSF also inflicted befitting injuries on at least two personnel of the Pakistan Rangers, top sources said. Days after Union Home Minister Rajnath S...
by GopiD
07 Sep 2018 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 13268

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Signing this shitty agreement wouldn't have come without consent or feedback from the forces. Which is what is most perplexing. Why would they agree to a strategical suicide?.. I understand many of the forumers would have reacted differently if it was any other govt which signed this...Can't believ...
by GopiD
07 Sep 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 13268

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

While I understand all the rnd, I feel that this was bound to happen, a part of the natural alliance that ABV spoke of. The pieces on the board are moving and we can expect some very dramatic shifts in the near future. My guess is, the strategic shift had already happened vis-à-vis China and these ...
by GopiD
05 Jun 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4186
Views: 382997

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.facebook.com/ORFOnline/videos/1671598426280541/ DISCUSSION OF A S Dulat's book. Listen to how Aarti Tikoo and Mr Vivek Katju give it back to Dulat. It's a scathing criticism of Dulat's book. Speakers • A.S. Dulat, former chief of R&AW • Aarti Tikoo Singh, Senior Assistant Editor, Ti...
by GopiD
10 May 2018 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388510

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Dear Rakshaks, I have some random thoughts on what could really be happening between India and China and what could be the reasons for the sudden and "informal Wuhan Summit" China, even with its middle kingdom ego, at long last has come to an understanding that it has painted itself in a c...
by GopiD
01 May 2018 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388510

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This is a sober analysis. While I think there's more to the picture than described in the article, it still adds worthy points of interest on the larger geopolitical map of India-China. Worth reading it in full. https://www.dailyo.in/politics/india-china-ties-narendra-modi-xi-jinping-doklam-obor-uni...
by GopiD
26 Apr 2018 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388510

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^ That is why the starting assumption becomes soooooooooo important. I always try to focus more on the mindset that would lead someone to make a particular statement than the statement itself. That is profound Pankaj. Now, where's the like button? The PREMISE is as or more important as/than the co...
by GopiD
25 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388510

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Continued engagement with incremental improvements in the trust deficit, that's the way I see it. Nothing magical is going to happen overnight. We are playing the same game as the Chinese now that we have people speaking and thinking Chinese at the MEA. As for the "something big against us&quo...
by GopiD
25 Apr 2018 10:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833895

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

http://idrw.org/LCA-Tejas-has-capability-to-engage-hostile-fighter-jets-iaf/ “We have done trials and validation of operational efficiency of LCA Tejas. We were able to generate six sorties per platform per day . In this exercise, we had deployed eight platforms,” said an IAF official who was assoc...
by GopiD
24 Apr 2018 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388510

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I think there is something very serious going on in India-China's relations. First hint was a china specialist being appointed as Foreign Secretary and he said the next 2 months are "very important" for India-China relations. Then, we have the foreign minister visiting China and Gagan Shak...
by GopiD
16 Apr 2018 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490393

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

So 71 war we had 500 sorties a day and Gagan Shakti is doing 3333 sorties a day. This is the kind of stuff they call unfkin believable and mind boggling. For 1100 aircraft to do 10k sorties, it would mean each aircraft on an average flew 3 times/day. Very possible. Cost at $10k/sortie would come to...
by GopiD
13 Feb 2018 12:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022774

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/963123660721549312 ---> Akash SR-SAM assembly at BDL https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV2zwtRVAAAFI8k.jpg:large I like the fact that they made sure nothing else in the facility is shown other than what's in the focus. Have they switched the lights off or is it ...
by GopiD
12 Feb 2018 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423656

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-warns-against-any-indian-cross-border-raid-after-kashmir-attack/articleshow/62884221.cms Pigs seem to be ready, must take out time and hit them at our time of choosing, take down those 3 Agosta 90B in Karachi harbor or somewhere inbetween. Get some...
by GopiD
25 Nov 2017 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

My article in Swarajya Who is trying to sabotage the Tejas Great work Shiv ji. Leading by example is what you are. If I may suggest and if possible, please add the links to the gripen and F16 data sheets that were shown in your video. Also a small spelling correction in “all TOO easy to forget” part.
by GopiD
25 Nov 2017 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thats pitot tube alright. Apart from camera pods (one can make out cameras also there), EFT on centerline and something under right intake where one would expect LDP, but it looks bigger than I expected LDP would be. Difficult to see what it it. Quite dark and low quality in that region. Definitely...
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Gopi, please do not get bogged down with the institution. Any country in itself is a bunch of such institutions Vivek. But, I know what despondence feels like and I feel your angst. The IAF chief has enough powers to procure the aircraft of the IAF's choice and overrule the MOD's choice when necess...
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thanks for the response Gopi. Problem is that you're adopting the perspective of the "over zealos patriot" here. You are trying to defend IAF's/IA's actions over Indian interests. Your belief in the institution over country may be clouding your views - no flame bait just a though perhaps....
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Please allow me to add in a few points Vivek. a) IA's treatment of the Arjun - the Arjun beat the T-90 in IA's "rigged trials", yet the IA ordered a 1000 more T-90s and effectively killed the Arju. I am inclined to believe in the Arjun saga that there is something more to the picture of M...
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What you say could be true, but if it was a "for and against" model PPT, there could have been some exaggerations just to put the point across. Although I am no sure if the Journo would have conjured up all those things without some input/leak from someone inside. Afterall, he took NSA's ...
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yesterday on WION I hear a retired army expert speaking about the LCA. He was talking shit. Clearly he did not know what he was talking about. To me this brainless comparison of 6 hours versus 59 minutes Tejas combat sortie cannot have come from a genuine knowledgeable Air Force source . It is too ...
by GopiD
15 Nov 2017 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I just went for a tea break and the chaiwala suggested that it could be some MoD baboo/cabal who are most pissed off at RM dealing directly with IAF and could well have tried to interfere and sabotage. Both IAF and HAL can verify the truth of that report and find the source if need be. In the air f...
by GopiD
12 Nov 2017 13:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533087

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I sense a churn in MOD after the new boss took over. If these reports are believed to be true, all it means is that some tough questions are being asked and some have preferred to answer it through propaganda. This is a clear test of mettle of the new boss. I am seeing this as a positive churn. Clar...
by GopiD
08 Nov 2017 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3487
Views: 390405

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

rkhanna wrote:Sputnik is claiming we just tested a Mach 6 Rail Gun?

Anybody have more information, can't trust Sputnik or IRDW


Check the below link. Saurav Jha tweeted about this 2-3 days ago. The news is almost a copy of what he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/926460307446177794
by GopiD
23 Jul 2017 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005675

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

shiv wrote:A list of major Chinese military installations, radar sites and logistics hubs near the border with India with coordinates. Will provide kmz file later
https://youtu.be/KtCb2P_KOgA



Great video Shiv ji. Thanks for your efforts. Will make sure to do my bit and pass it on.
by GopiD
16 Jul 2017 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 27621

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

I asked the below question in the missiles thread, but seems like the gurus are busy. Can someone answer this form me please? Thanks in advance. The usual MO for such tests is that you have a Navy ship in the vicinity, out of the calculated impact site with CEP and it would recover the parts once t...
by GopiD
09 Jul 2017 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711121

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Another thing he told me is that needing top of the line a/c with much superior radars, avionics, ranges and capabilities is also a function of lack of political will to gain tactical surprise by hitting the enemy first. If you take the initiative and hit the enemy in a big coordinated strike first...
by GopiD
07 Jul 2017 18:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005675

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

IA chief, when he talks of 2.5 front war, is referring to a *defensive* posture where the cost of holding enemies at bay is cheaper than talking the war to the enemy. Offensive in a mountainous region is even more expensive. Lets revisit the surgical strike for answers. Indian force infiltrated int...
by GopiD
07 Jul 2017 15:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005675

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

My take on this is slightly different. Unlike the bakis we, as a nation and people, have many competing interests and that is one reason that even BJP/Modi hasn't tried to grab POK by force. Now, if it did't make sense to make a play for POK with a relatively peaceful Indo-Chinese border, does it m...

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