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by ks_sachin
07 Aug 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625731

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Manish_P wrote:It's good that a chronicler & astute analyst such as yourself is back on this forum.

And it's a pity that we have lost some others like him!!!
by ks_sachin
07 Aug 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416612

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

fanne: this is what srai means and in reference to JayS "Taking full advantage of the indigenous platform, the architecture caters to integrating any missile and /or any radar. The Indian mission computer, which is the brain of the LCA, controls the assets completely. There is no need for direc...
by ks_sachin
07 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795451

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

All these points might make technical sense. But MKI was sold as the next best thing to sliced bread! I still remember IAF chief gushing about it on induction and how it takes IAF to one of the most formidable AF in the world. Yet, it cannot even be used for a strike like Balakot?! From practical e...
by ks_sachin
07 Aug 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795451

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

MKI cant fire SPICE? Why no MKI as an escort with the package? Maybe IAF thought it is not needed? If we are so enamoured with French aircraft, why did we even need MKI? Sorry for asking such simple questions. I have not seen MKI being used for anything other than claiming that it is a great aircra...
by ks_sachin
05 Aug 2019 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 590985

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Anujan, please, let set emotions and idealism aside and cast this out of the window How different are Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and the Hurriyat ilk? Dont get me wrong here, I despise them with more fervor than didi, behenji, RaGa or MK. The JK ilk play the same game as the heartland ilk, excep...
by ks_sachin
24 Jul 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625731

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

shyamd the capability development directorate or department if I am not mistaken will work closely with ARTRAC where some of the doctrinal stuff originates from. So while there is definitely a gap in understanding of R&D, S&T or manufacturing (some of this wrongly attributed to the IA office...
by ks_sachin
22 Jul 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625731

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Thanks for the link Rohit, and for your excellent compilation. I made a comment on your blog but it’s not visible yet probably because you need to review it. If you don’t see it either and it’s lost in the ether then I will resubmit by logging in I've seen your comment and published it as well. Wha...
by ks_sachin
22 Jul 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625731

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Unity of command is a crucial point in military. Now the chief has one officer to go to on Capability Development who is also in charge of Planning and Systems. So this follows Pisunaga quoted in Arthasastra to task those responsible for execution of a project with the planning. Capability here is ...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2019 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 159128

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Something else I got from pater familias!! http://www.coloursofglory.org/hill-called-melrose/ A bit long .. some of you may have read it. It’s for the others .. do read this ⬇. Interesting article from Dr. Yashwant Thorat son of Lt.Gen Thorat. *A HILL CALLED MELROSE* "May I have a light?" ...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 159128

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Here is something about the Dogras.

The Mighty 2nd to be precise.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/ ... 28966.html
by ks_sachin
11 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521683

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

Why do we keep saying WingCo Abhinandantook matters into own hand!
by ks_sachin
10 Apr 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^
Good to see you back Mr Vats.
Good analysis as usual.
by ks_sachin
09 Apr 2019 17:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

Indian armed forces have displayed extreme cluelessness in small arma procurement. In the last two years they have gone from 5.56 Nato to 7.62 Nato to 7.62x39 as mainstay ammunition. Wait for a few years till they realise 7.62x39 is good for COIN but not for engagement of enemy combatants at ranges...
by ks_sachin
09 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

VikramA wrote:Regarding shell standardization FH-77 155/39, Dhanush 155/45 and ATAGS 155/52 all will use the same 155 shell when the 105 mm field guns are replaced

You are very polite in how you have responded!!!
by ks_sachin
09 Apr 2019 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Barath wrote:How about shell standardization ?

What does shall standardisation mean?
by ks_sachin
03 Apr 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

X-post It seems that Ghafoolya actually tweeted this Asif Ghafoor@peaceforchange Nothing can take away Pakistaniat out of Pakistanis. Our patriotic behaviour is defined by our unparalleled love for our motherland Pakistan. We live to die for Pakistan; nothing else is there to deter our resolve. I t...
by ks_sachin
02 Apr 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Err sire who stopped us from putting up 23*X (fill in your multiple) in air if numbers is what concerns you , also why are we brining up numbers here when we knew Balakot will evoke a response and secondly we are a bigger air force than TSP by quite a margin this is no Bollywood movie were hero has...
by ks_sachin
02 Apr 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The only good thing IAF managed was Balakot strikes for this time one did not have usual excuse of hum to zameen asmaan hila denge lekin haat bandhe hue hain ; post Balakot our under-preparedness got exposed we salvaged the situation due to one man's bravery and not due to the system working as it ...
by ks_sachin
02 Apr 2019 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108344

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Karan M wrote:Please guys no naming discussion for now. Keep it focused on the platform.

Thank you.

The LCA was perfectly fine and so is the MWF as is the ALH.

Calling the LCA Tejas has not imbued in it anything out of the ordinary!
by ks_sachin
01 Apr 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521683

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

Karan, What exactly is a kinematic profile?

Not very good with jargon.
by ks_sachin
28 Mar 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48726

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1110202688032006144 ---> Indian Army to Sri Lanka for Joint Excersice Mitra Shakti VI.

Bihar?
by ks_sachin
27 Mar 2019 10:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

Ramana sir,
They did not change design but some of the design was not necessarily prod friendly I believe.
I think I phrased it wrong but I definitely believe was due to inferior stuff and manufacturing incompetence that created issues in production rifles.
by ks_sachin
27 Mar 2019 08:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

There was also the fact that the INSAS was our first attempt at an ab initio design. The design was complicated and not necessarily production friendly. Plus the push to drive down costs meant that the OFB screwed an complicated design by using inferior or specs less than what would have been requir...
by ks_sachin
27 Mar 2019 05:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

While the reliability of the AK-47 is legendary, how has the reliability of the newer AK models been in the field? I know that the AK-203 is brand new, but what about the AK models other than the AK-47 that have been in service with the Russian and other armies? Yes, the classic Ship of Thesseus pr...
by ks_sachin
26 Mar 2019 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 36459

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

VKumar wrote:We need one refueller and one awacs per fighter squadron


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Address the argument without getting personal.
by ks_sachin
25 Mar 2019 16:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB Since you have done research on the ballistics of the 7.62X39 could you pen together a little write up on the implications of moving to this caliber. Pluses in COIN environment vs minuses in traditional battle environments. Happy to assist you with my little knowledge of firearms. We should ...
by ks_sachin
23 Mar 2019 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Doesnt this mean that a single gun regiment can be dispersed widely, while still carrying out the required fire support mission? I bet it will complicate the hell out of any counter battery fire mission. Even the original bofors is an extremely competent gun even today, and this upgrade takes it to...
by ks_sachin
22 Mar 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

180 mm Gun S-23: This gun is the product of cold war era USSR. It is a heavy gun designed by NII-58 and later shipped off to India. There are 100 of these in service in the Indian Army right now. It is a towed artillery gun with a length of 10.48 metres. The barrel itself is 8.8 metre in length. Th...
by ks_sachin
20 Mar 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This looks credible. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-gets-new-howitzers-here-is-what-indias-artillery-lineup-looks-like-now-4662473/ 180 mm Gun S-23: This gun is the product of cold war era USSR. It is a heavy gun designed by NII-58 and later shipped off to India. There are 100 of the...
by ks_sachin
20 Mar 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525741

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

Aditya_V wrote:Have we retired the 3Mi 26's? I hope they give a life extension to these 3 birds which can complement the Chinooks
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/as-chinooks-fly-in-mi-26-overhaul-yet-to-take-off/741663.html

White elephants!!!!
by ks_sachin
20 Mar 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There is no 180 mm mortar in service in Indian Army. Our largest mortars are very few Finnish/Israeli Tampella 160 mm and Thomson Brandt 120 mm. This kind of posts expose the knowledge or lack of it of such twitter posters. A simple google search would have revealed this fact A plain Google search ...
by ks_sachin
19 Mar 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So they do not expect any of their bases to survive .. motorway landing is all good in theory but where do you refuel and where are spares etc stored. Besides the motorway do they have emergency spares storage depots masquerading as petrol bunks. Did we not practice the same? Do these questions als...
by ks_sachin
17 Mar 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774793

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

SudeepJ what does a Kshatriya have to do with it?
by ks_sachin
17 Mar 2019 13:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

Vimal to be fair this is the AK.
The Insas is not the AK and there is a reason even the COIN troops use AK.
The problem is not the choice of weapon. It is something else...
by ks_sachin
17 Mar 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521683

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

Time to close this thread or is there no statute of limitations on theories..
by ks_sachin
15 Mar 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Then they will test if my grandma can fire it!
by ks_sachin
10 Mar 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108344

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Scandinavian blondes!!
Nice one.
No comparison to our Durga Mata!
by ks_sachin
10 Mar 2019 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521683

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

Exactly! A response dynamic has been established! This from a country that did nothing but fume in response to the Parliament attack, the Mumbai attack ......! Narendra Modi must be given credit for setting a cost to Pakistan and to terrorists that try attacking India. Do you know how the morale ha...
by ks_sachin
09 Mar 2019 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625731

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Yes good interviewers ask good question you may be surprised to know!!!
What I am saying is that all that these former officers is known.
Nothing new here.
Also some factual inaccuracies. Russia is not moving to or using 7.62x39.
Anyhow there was only one line that illuminated everything - if correct.

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