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by ks_sachin
11 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382902

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: 240
Views: 50370

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: 240
Views: 50370

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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: 230
Views: 54061

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: 2977
Views: 382902

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: 227
Views: 36062

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: 126
Views: 19309

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: 240
Views: 50370

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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: 2966
Views: 382919

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

SudeepJ what does a Kshatriya have to do with it?
by ks_sachin
17 Mar 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

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: 2977
Views: 382902

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: 726
Views: 183882

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: 230
Views: 54061

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: 2977
Views: 382902

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: 3737
Views: 498563

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.
by ks_sachin
09 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3737
Views: 498563

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Saar no hard questions. It was a very run of the mill interview. Nothing was said that was really New. And questions did not probe enough. For example why AK203 7.62x39? Why go against established wisdom? Well NG is a Strategic Affairs analyst not an ex infrantryman or a "Gun Nut". The be...
by ks_sachin
09 Mar 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3737
Views: 498563

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Excellent interview of Lt. gen. Anbu by Gokhale Saar. https://youtu.be/rlIu6lTHugw Edit:@Adminullahs, please make this video appear in page viewable. Also let me know how I can do the same as the YouTube tags do not seem to work. Thanks. Saar no hard questions. It was a very run of the mill intervi...
by ks_sachin
09 Mar 2019 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sajaym sir, why this itch to give proof? believe me when our force and govt says something was done it would have been done after multiple vettings by multiple agencies. The opposition fellas are playing with fire to score brownie points and there is no need to indulge them. Even if you give eviden...
by ks_sachin
09 Mar 2019 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382902

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

Question I have is did we fire SAMs at the attacking force?
by ks_sachin
08 Mar 2019 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis
Replies: 76
Views: 6260

Re: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis

All this Rona dhona should be ended once and for all.
This is a nation that would shame the stone age.
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787153

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sachin sir, one can be hopeful as 5.56 carbine production get localised for IA with MII, we'll be moving away from AKs in the Army and the surplus AKs made in this factory will be fielded by CAPFs and Police forces. There will be a huge demand for better rifles in the havaldar ranks of state police...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3737
Views: 498563

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From the above article: The officers who will be weaned off the headquarters will be sent to formations. At present, there are an estimated 950 to 1,000 officers posted at the headquarters. Noob query - aren't these officers trained and experienced in their respective Arm/Service (AOC/Intelligence ...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382902

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

As I said lets wait for enquiry report, possible given the circumstances this could have a been a crash, this was SAR team taking off on real short notice after a suprise attack. If it was Manpad, its bad news, we must hunt down anyone involved even in smuggling it and it calls some more strikes on...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3510
Views: 405414

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

Karan M wrote:MOD Annual report for 2017-18 is finally out. Enjoy.

https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/ ... rt1718.pdf

Karan the Whap is great news.
Any further info on where these will be used if successful.
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382902

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

without a pilot??? That reminds me we did have a plan to convert tejas to a drone...but given the production rate... Saar, What is this LCA into drone business? First let's get a proper UAV in to service. Even if production rate was good you think we are in a position to make a drone of it? All the...

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