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by Khalsa
17 Apr 2019 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Just read on twitter that IJT was rest flown after a long time. Does anyone have more information? https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1118425999073521664?s=19 What is the Significance of these trainers, do pilots train on IJT before moving to AJT like Hawk? Is like like Pilatus then IJT then ...
by Khalsa
17 Apr 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13165

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

holy the moly ... Phillip is now bharath or barath ?
by Khalsa
15 Apr 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

I did check the first page before I ask this and I have the possible answer but would like BRFites to confirm.
Our next build aircraft build activities are building SP-21 to SP-36 (16 Mk1 fighters) and then we will produce 8 X Mk1 trainers before moving onto Mk1A
Correcto ?
by Khalsa
13 Apr 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 932
Views: 111759

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

From Ajai Shukla. Piling on the pressure :) Sitharaman calls for building indigenous military aircraft https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/04/sitharaman-calls-for-building.html However, there is little movement on the IAF’s only SP model procurement: to buy-and-build 114 multi-role fighter aircraf...
by Khalsa
13 Apr 2019 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

India is pivoting back to Russia. The tactical purchases have yielded the max value .... no more can be squeezed out i think unless we yield our domestic fighter programme to the amreekans. The strategic relationship based on purchases pays off better yields when buying from Russia. They are on the ...
by Khalsa
11 Apr 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

The 6 or so AMRAAMS fired created a temporary curtain that prevent any IAF fighter from ingressing into the area. They knew they had limited time and they moved into drop their bombs etc.

Its quite a standard move .... in a fight to the finish you will follow you BVRs and finish up the battle.
by Khalsa
10 Apr 2019 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516505

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

Sheesh, just order 50 more MKIs. Mig29s will retire in a decade and half. Another burden to carry just for 21 units for many years after that. I think a Sukhoi squadron is heavy price to pay. Twice the air men and price to operate per hour is way too high to fill a gap. Get the 29s and finally repl...
by Khalsa
10 Apr 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan Premier: ‘No Use’ for Armed Militias Anymore By Jeffrey Gettleman “We have decided, for the future of our country — forget the outside pressure — we will not allow armed militias to operate anymore,’’ he said. But, he added, “there is no use for these groups anymore.’’ <SNIP> Interesting q...
by Khalsa
02 Apr 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

and why on earth would China destroy our satellites when we are destroying a Nuclear Armed Islamic Pariah's satellites. they need to practice what they preach. if they want to be an Asian Super Power and a Pacific Super Power. Start acting like one and they probably will. This author is an idiot ......
by Khalsa
02 Apr 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China mulls to buy Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter jet. What you did not read and focus on Viktor Kladov, director of international cooperation and regional policy at Russia's Rostec defence industrial holding company identified India and China as potential buyers, state-run Global Times reported on...
by Khalsa
02 Apr 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231211

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Drag & Drop Picture in New Window for Full Size... https://twitter.com/mohitjayal/status/1112375303702228993 ---> Tigers on the Tarmac, 1987. Happy Anniversary to No 1 Sqn, IAF. * एकता में शकती * Marvellous!! The ramrod attention pose of the a/c engrs as well as the pilot in khakish overalls. M...
by Khalsa
02 Apr 2019 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Fighting for Space
A-SAT test would require two years of preparation, making it hard to argue that it was an impulsive government decision
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/04/fighting-for-space.html
by Khalsa
28 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584800

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rakesh wrote:Of the four Mi-26s inducted, one crashed I believe. And the three that were left were barely flying.


I believe one of them was Cannibalised for the other two
by Khalsa
27 Mar 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4755

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I have been adding a lot to my amazon cart. You are on for this one when its available in paper back.
by Khalsa
26 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

But I am little surprised that JF-17 scoots everytime that the LCA enters the frame. Yes, there is a qualitative difference in both the aircraft, but the JF-17 has a completely nonwestern systems dependency-line. That is a selling point for many countries! I was thinking the same, If I was running ...
by Khalsa
25 Mar 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 14425

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

I don't know I want Sp-16 camo as it is where it is with the primter ^^^
I want one ac just like that.

For ARBAAN Combat !!
:-)
by Khalsa
23 Mar 2019 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

It is a great honor for No 18 Squadron. Eagerly awaiting the re-raising of the squadron. Would it be too much to ask to have this Squadron based at Srinagar again. :-) On another note, we should be celebrating. We few who have pushed the electrons of the internet a little harder. This is the red da...
by Khalsa
21 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1215
Views: 137422

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Brar_w sir, fair enough . Infact this is the second or third time you have done it where you have answered my unasked question. Congrats on your mind reading capabilities of why not train with F-22 or 35 as red forces.

:-)
by Khalsa
21 Mar 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

just for fun...i made these GIFs https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xtq5H20Kj3A/XJIyBRXshwI/AAAAAAAADeo/XlwBuecacEI5lajKfKf3Na67fUvPj2XEwCLcBGAs/s320/Webp.net-gifmaker.gif https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9vd2k6N4eY/XJIyBanJw4I/AAAAAAAADes/yz9IBzo6txQM__8KcEmMOjCn7Gn_GxpOwCEwYBhgL/s320/Webp.net-gifmaker%2B%2528...
by Khalsa
21 Mar 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 35811

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

I would urge you to continue with that scenario and if you still think no, then lets have another scenario that revolves around calling the Pak Nuclear Bluff. I think there is much to be said for the scenario that I was pursuing with Cerberus. Since its already 150+ pages in, lets take it further t...
by Khalsa
20 Mar 2019 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1215
Views: 137422

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Recent pic of the F-117 flying over Nevada..Rumor has it that they are beginning to be utilized as aggressor red forces to simulate LO intruders and strike aircraft.. https://twitter.com/CombatAir_Mag/status/1100656837303721985 aha Thats why they came out of storage. Many watchers have seen them fl...
by Khalsa
19 Mar 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

Just stop giving that moron mindspace. The Indian mustachio'ed self proclaimed uber analyst Aroor gave him "bhaav" as some sort of expert. Doubt he has any real world awareness of how complex programs are run & what challenges they face. Just ask anyone in any engineering team with so...
by Khalsa
18 Mar 2019 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6111

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

A man who I truly admired as RM, perhaps the most capable of them all. A man who challenged the Indian Armed Forces to think outside the daiyra of sena shaetra.

I salute him for the last time.
May he Rest in Peace.
by Khalsa
17 Mar 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

Admiral we are always talking financial years wrt delivery or now we are talking calendar year.
Calendar Year: 1 Jan to 31 Dec
Financial Year (Commonwealth): 1st April to 31st March.
by Khalsa
16 Mar 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516505

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

it was thought of , never practiced or put into action. Combined Arms Ops with Navy, Air Force and Army meant Dacca had fallen and we were shipping out the 90K prisoners at the rate of thousands a day. Comments on Twitter post suggested 40 pilots volunteered for Kamikaze Mein Gott! Epic beyond beli...
by Khalsa
15 Mar 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 35811

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

Khalsa-saar: Thanks for kicking this to the top. My dearest Vivek first of all the heart swells with happiness at your return my good friend. Man I feel like his brother has returned from border ha ha ha. I agree its a difference 5 years in the sub-continent however I would like you to continue bec...
by Khalsa
15 Mar 2019 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

Inshallah The might bullets of Sekhon shall return to ORP duty at Srinagar !!

What could be more worthy that Sekhons bullets are led by their new boss Abhinandan at Srinagar.
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516505

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

Sir, i heard it from word of mouth from an IAF officer of those times. I doubt they ever sortied a practice. I was told that it was given serious consideration at that time with groups being formed to plan this in detail and look at options. Many things were in the air, What was the role of the Big ...
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Regarding Paki M109 many of them had been used and given to Pakis at nearly free of cost to Pakis. From barrel to engine no part is manufactured in Pakistan. I bet many need to be cannibalised for parts and out 600 hardly 200 would be operational Wiki chacha says it might be just 120. Funny Pak Art...
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516505

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

Something very interesting thing i ever heard from Aviator Anil Chopra about 1971 attack on USS Enterprise https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1105732023774339072 it was thought of , never practiced or put into action. Combined Arms Ops with Navy, Air Force and Army meant Dacca had fallen and w...
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 415488

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Rolls-Royce pulls out of Turkish Fighter TF-X programme. BAE systems is still engaged and will be involved in production of TF-X. BAE might not be a good choice for vetting AMCA design given the fact that Turkey is pretty close to Pakistan. https://www.ft.com/content/164c5ee0-3d1d-11e9-8c2f-30761f1...
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

COs and Flight commanders have often been known to lead from trainers and form up with Army Air Traffic Controllers to manage battle field Ops. I have no doubt believing that the CO of the squadron was in the trainer. Lets see when he gets paraded around upon his return. I doubt one pilot will be as...
by Khalsa
14 Mar 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584800

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

One of the best videos of the LCH TD-1. I am surprised it has such fewer views. Apologies if already posted. VHWlpVebfKk I am glad you posted this. It seems so so so agile. Not flimsy but agile like a true tiger. I am finding it hard to describe but this damn thing is not going to be easy to target
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 35811

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

I am kicking this back to the top ... Vivek where are you ?
Admins can you DM or email him ....

Vivek, would love to know the status of the third book.
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

We have learnt a fair bit too. Our BVR tactics got a wake up call when we went up against the French. But we haven't invested in our fleet as much as we should have. Aye, this was a turning point. The french had us pouring the wine that evening after those exercises. But said that I heard the Mirag...
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

I am going to enjoy watching Admiral update Page 1 of this thread.
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 16011

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

In light of second wave of photos and info coming from AI_19. Does the Navy have any planning to go past the 2 X Mk1s flying for them ? Both are the Prototypes. Any plans to go to LSP for say even four of them to iron out any testing, concepts, process building. Anything. Just curious. I have some ...
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

manjgu wrote:this is not crore commander..but a Major/Col rank afsar... crore commander will not sit on a charpoy !


Agreed, I think he is a Brigadier or colonel ... the rank is in the middle of his chest. Amreeki style.
Dated Video.
by Khalsa
13 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

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

Apologies if posted previously, but a really good POV of the incident from a neutral viewpoint, also extensive referencing of COPE 2004/05: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26880/enough-with-the-indian-mig-21-bison-versus-pakistani-f-16-viper-bullshit In all honesty I take and took umbrage at h...

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