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by ks_sachin
22 Mar 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 2942
Views: 362431

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: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 4573
Views: 772216

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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: 473
Views: 123209

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: 164
Views: 35649

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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: 3735
Views: 492717

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: 3735
Views: 492717

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: 3735
Views: 492717

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: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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: 6155

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: 4573
Views: 772216

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: 3735
Views: 492717

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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: 3487
Views: 389749

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

RD, Manu Pubby has an article already speculating on this. There is a Court Of inquiry and lets wait for its results or it feeds the wartime frenzy and casts a doubt our over forces facing enemy. I would recommend hold off till we get more information from the Air Force. Especially as 99.99% on thi...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Understood, Ramana garu. Not a matter for public speculation right now. However I would appreciate if this analysis were sent to the right people (they may already have their own perspectives on it, probably better informed than me, but who knows). Can post it in TG DT gufa tonight to forward to ap...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51187

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

Also in this age of computerisation why an aircraft that does not have the level of comfort and safety unlike the LCA?
Even if we got all the spares till kingdom come - retire them and let the "three legged cheetah" kill the falcon.
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772216

Re: Small Arms Thread

AFAIK the intent is to purchase 3.2L rifles in 7.62NATO. 72k has been ordered as emergency and the RFI for the rest of 2.5L would be released soon as MII. AK308 will compete in that. New OFB 7.62NATO rifle after clearing trials may also participate. I can understand CAPFs using AKs but what I do no...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 123209

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why is Nag a third gen?
I thought wire guided was third gen?
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Jay, And that is why I find the flap “odd”. If it were to be hinged at the TE, it could have acted as a slat at TO, and as a vortex flap at landing. In this arrangement, they have completely foregone the first use. There must be a good reason. I just want to know why. Wing is extended now. Equation...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IR and Jays,
Stabilators with a delta wing.
Any precedence
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51187

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

Indranil wrote:On paper, the Mig21 is no match for the LCA. Don’t trust me. Listen to the people who have flown Mig21s, Mirage 2000, MiG 27s, Su-30s and LCA.

But, that can’t determine the outcome of an aerial duel on a particular day.

But sir,
We like binaries!!
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51187

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

What do you mean by detailed comparison Mr Pandit? Data points for comparison are already there in terms of the numbers. Data points for a more qualitative assessment are also there - There is a post on LCA squadron service by someone very respected here. Beyond that I hope that we never have to do ...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

may be i am late to mention, but baki is fully open lot of planes flying out there and there. Still close to indian border they are still flying Looking at Flightradar24 -- looks like India is enforcing a NO FLY zone over Pakistan except for two narrow air corridors. What I have also noticed are fl...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 02:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Out of curiosity what is ech-and-dee actually?
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307944

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

We should have a rule against blanket assertions.
Summary ban..
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186076

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

I could not even see one..




Then I realised I did not have my magnifying glasses on.
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sir,
I think he should not.
Combat tactics and all that..
Regards
S
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:i think all this speculation will end soon once we hear from Abhi ?

Why should we hear from gain ji?
The Chief has spoken.
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772216

Re: Small Arms Thread

Saar, Can you elaborate what you mean by design aspect? Something we design and have a control of all components, so that we can keep evolving on how to make better small arms Nobel idea but it is putting the cart before the horse. Until the army decides what caliber it wants to fight with nothing ...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indeed IR thanks.
I am reading up and will try to post my explanation of your interaction.
Let's see where my aerodynamics.
I think I know what diagram you are referring to.

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