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by Khalsa
28 Mar 2021 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189507

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

@Rakesh you have the best handle on confusing patterns of naming. Can you clarify please
I am getting old Admiral
;-)
by Khalsa
28 Mar 2021 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189507

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

ashishvikas wrote:Indranil: SP25 & SP26 both flew today.

https://twitter.com/Indrani1_Roy/status ... 39362?s=19


So just to be clear
SP-21 ... LA-5021
SP-22 ... LA-5022

flew ?
by Khalsa
24 Mar 2021 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 6396

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Yeah, LoA is for 12 but HAL should build a production line capable of making 24/year. Saar, should it not be better to match the build rate to the ageing and retirement schedule of Cheetahs and Chetaks unless ofcourse we were building up the total capacity in the Forces. i.e increasing LuH squadron...
by Khalsa
24 Mar 2021 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 6396

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

After the Tejas Mk1A Thread this is my second most highly rated thread.
by Khalsa
17 Feb 2021 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189507

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Wow Air Marshal Mateshwaran is a Tejas proponent now!!! Thank you for calling that out. I was thinking this must be another AM Mathee. Good Lord .. he did make plenty of people on BRF do back flips and tear our hair out before we began to systematically challenge his arguments. Reminds of the old s...
by Khalsa
09 Feb 2021 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189507

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Rakesh wrote:
Khalsa wrote:@Admiral Rakesh
An 18 year old was opened on the weekend as per the promise.

Damn this COVID, otherwise I would have joined you.


One Day Sir One Day we will indeed.
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2021 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313749

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Whats the projected role and in what formations ? Is it going to form a mixed group in a mech inf unit or be handed over to sharpen the teeth of the normal infantry units. Its a definitely a specialised vehicle over a standard troop carrier so ... am trying to understand the final resting place of t...
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189507

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Well done to ADA, HAL , IAF and all the other private and public players.
Most of all Congratulations to all the BRFites.

After all these years I am gonna shuddup and say
Der Aaye , Durrust Ayye.

@Admiral Rakesh
An 18 year old was opened on the weekend as per the promise.
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2021 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 74165

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Well done HTT Crew. This glory is all yours and we are your loyal audience.
May your tribe grow and grow
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2021 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 352450

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

This quote from the Chief will end the speculation. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1358283621874823169?s=20 ---> So, the Air Chief - ACM Bhadauria - said this the other day: "Then we will also have the LCA Mk-2 that will be a further development of Mk-1A. It will fill the gap between Mk-1...
by Khalsa
25 Jan 2021 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766520

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I guess the need must be really high to play ball and relieve the pressure on Pakistan. They are really teaching us how to live without them. I am actually quite happy for Chinese attitude and treatment being given to us. It will make us stronger. Most of us don't remember or understand 62 because w...
by Khalsa
15 Jan 2021 05:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 893598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I am a Chandigarhian at heart and have enough retired army officers in my circle and family that I have lost count who have settled in Chandigarh. Tribune(India) is leading newspaper that is providing yeoman service to the people of Himachal, Punjab and Haryana. I have grown up on its territorials....
by Khalsa
11 Jan 2021 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 893598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

three things hemant 1. This news report seems to be motivated. Tribune is from chandigarh which apart from providing an endless supply roadies, also is the homestate of the so called chd group in armed forces. Gen Panag, Ajai Shukla and parveen sawhney and some others are the flag bearers. WIth all...
by Khalsa
08 Jan 2021 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1383240

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

Isn't the MTA still alive, embers flickering? Since I am on a roll making bold claims all over this forum, I will make one more: the MTA is dead and buried . Nothing will come off it. When the time comes to replace the AN-32, it will be something off the shelf. Preferably a type that already exists...
by Khalsa
01 Jan 2021 15:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1231674

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

Good news. Now place the order :) https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1343589352388091905?s=20 ---> So HAL CMD pretty confirmed today that Tejas Mk1A will be delivered at the rate of 20 aircraft per year. Admiral you know I am one of the converted flock yeah ? But I was expecting a signature c...
by Khalsa
01 Jan 2021 15:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Rest in Peace
He certainly was the bull who single handedly charged the entire nation up the mountain.

The only man to increase India's real estate in a large enough manner after 1947.
by Khalsa
28 Dec 2020 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 391052

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

wait what is the chandigarh lobby ? what lab or estabilishment are we talking about at CHD ?
:)
by Khalsa
06 Dec 2020 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313749

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

This is HUGE.... CVRDE 1500 HP Engine https://alphadefense.in/cvrde-1500-hp-engine/ 29 Nov 2020 The behemoth of all diesel engines designed and developed in India is now ready. The Prototype is tested for full power using the turbocharger made by GTRE. amazing news indeed. I am sure our Russian con...
by Khalsa
15 Nov 2020 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Diwali!
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali to all my BRF brothers
by Khalsa
02 Nov 2020 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365708

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

INAS 312 Albatross logo is clearly visible next to the doors, so could be a Sub-squadron/detachment of Albatross from Dabolim You are right. This article from 2018 mentions 312 will have a full strength of 12 P-8Is. It will be one gigantic squadron though. Wiki mentions that another 6 are cleared f...
by Khalsa
30 Sep 2020 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313749

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Dear Admiral Should the question be ? What is there that needs saving by Arjun ? Khalsa sirji, The irony is that after foisting on us their tank philosophy they have embraced more modern concepts that are seen in Western tanks. The autonomous turret in the T14 affords better crew survivability and ...
by Khalsa
29 Sep 2020 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313749

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:Clicked on the link above and the irony of the title, which I have reproduced in bold below...

How the T-90S got into the Indian Army and saved the Russian tank building

Who will save Arjun?


Dear Admiral

Should the question be ?

What is there that needs saving by Arjun ?
by Khalsa
13 Sep 2020 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5283
Views: 1159980

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Look at the speed of the decision-making for the LCH's primary ATGM system... could you elaborate more on this please if you know anything more than the usual we already know of ? any juicy technical bits that are delaying this more than what we alrready know ? Thank you & Good to see you back ...
by Khalsa
13 Aug 2020 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58158

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Many Thanks to Both Hari Nair and Ramana Sirs
by Khalsa
12 Aug 2020 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58158

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

_ Sir I am quoting you to ask you some questions. The current engagement (RFP) of 15 LSP crafts. Is that being negotiated and led with the Indian Air Force only ? i.e the IAF are negotiating for 10 IAF and 5 Army birds on behalf the army ? is so why is that. Why isn't the army negotiating independe...
by Khalsa
09 Aug 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397295

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

OMG, the Navy is going to go for Raffy.
I am sure of it now. That pose is that of post flight.
:D
by Khalsa
09 Aug 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1840
Views: 387974

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I am a Pakistani F-16 , I am an and top of my class. I am Paki Top Gun wallah. I took out your BlackJack as it tried to attack Gwadar from the west. Down went 5 Crew and 25 Brahmos missiles with a Single AIM-120C. I am a Pakistani F-16 , I am an and top of my class. I am Paki Top Gun wallah. I am co...
by Khalsa
06 Aug 2020 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 391052

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

It wasn't going anywhere quickly either John. the DRDO-OFB combination meant the army was dragging its feet on the matter as well.
by Khalsa
06 Aug 2020 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397295

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

Question for you Admiral
Has Admiral Arun Prakash flow the Rafale ?
by Khalsa
06 Aug 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397295

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

The exact quote is at 33:21 https://youtu.be/oJZjMfYGnGM?t=1971 His whole interview is GOLD Ramana If his numbers are true (and I have no reason to doubt it), Air HQ is likely building the case for additional Rafales. The AM states that if 90 additional Rafales are bought, it will bring the number ...
by Khalsa
05 Aug 2020 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397295

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

ramana wrote:
Aditya_V wrote:I didnt understand his logic he said something 90 rafale was equal 114 F16 or Gripen.


Request. Can you please find the exact quote?

Thanks in advance.


The exact quote is at 33:21

https://youtu.be/oJZjMfYGnGM?t=1971

His whole interview is GOLD Ramana
by Khalsa
05 Aug 2020 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1840
Views: 387974

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

First of all the BlackJacks and Bears are slow and lumbering. What was the premise for both of these aircraft ? Lets dig and suppose a bit shall we Both actually were supposed to be superior at sea where the Soviet Navy was not. I do not believe they will do well at all in a theatre that is jam pack...
by Khalsa
03 Aug 2020 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1840
Views: 387974

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

The funny thing is both of you agree that Marshal Filipov drags and brags about his Russian wares.
Both of you agree that Bears and Blackjacks had merits and are perhaps not the hottest piece of slice you need right now.
:-)
by Khalsa
29 Jul 2020 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 789290

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

Neela wrote:Doesnt matter. More people should be interested in defense. More kids needs to take up aeronautics & propulsion. We need a whole bunch of new companies to cater to the various sectors in domestic market.


Here here
a post to enshrine and keep as a model.

The essence of BR Forums
by Khalsa
27 Jul 2020 16:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1231674

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

basant wrote:Tejas is ADA's product for Government of India.

I just want to take a minute to read this again and again and again.
and then reword it as ?
Tejas is ADA's design to be used for creating a product that meets the requirements of Indian Armed Forces.
by Khalsa
19 Jul 2020 17:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1231674

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

I don't get the references but I do get the B Team. What saddens me is not that Nambi said it cause I know everyone has a B Team. China does, Pak does... everyone does. What is sad is the previous B team is almost retired and buried and we don't see the orders. I cannot understand why the cash or in...
by Khalsa
13 Jul 2020 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1544
Views: 493906

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

One of the best things to come out of the Pakistani Air Crash just recently has been the finding of invalid pilots licenses. The whole of EU suspending PIA flights was the best Karma could buy, the only thing that spoilt it from getting any sweeter was COVID. If the cancelling had happened during fu...
by Khalsa
13 Jul 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Logistics
Replies: 85
Views: 16637

Re: Logistics

The 3rd Infantry Div in Leh before 1995 (with 28 de-inducted into the Valley) used to necessitate 3 X IL-76 flights (min) + 5 X An-32 + 2 X An-12s every winter day to keep the souls fed and warm. Siachen was fed via Thoise airfield and used to suck up an equivalent amount of flights. Now post Kargil...
by Khalsa
13 Jul 2020 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249096

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I am so happy for this to happen (Sig purchase). This should hopefully kill the AK 203 JV.
I just hope we have a clear desi rifle contender like the Light Utility Helicopter against the the Russian JV.

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