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by deejay
14 Aug 2018 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 795
Views: 44188

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Ah! so it's all fair then. She remains Fair.
by deejay
14 Aug 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 795
Views: 44188

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Apologies if posted already. Excellent discussion on the aftermath of paki elections. Fair didi and the good haqqani at their usual best. At about 45:15 we can see Ms fair using BRF definition of CPEC (Colonising Pakistan to enrich China) :mrgreen: Interesting interview from BRF perspective. Pay at...
by deejay
14 Aug 2018 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 309
Views: 33659

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

ramana wrote:My complaint is Indian military is getting Americanitis which is suffering from excessive acromania.


Absolutely. This is the disease. Acromania is just one of the symptoms. There are other glaring symptoms from time to time.
by deejay
29 Jun 2018 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351369

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

To Saifuddin Soz and his readers, are you the authorities on whom we can rely on and then trust them enough, to doubt the "Sardar"? I say you need to come clean on your own loyalties or whether this was the first text you read on Kashmir.? Request, watch this video, or rewatch the video, i...
by deejay
03 Jun 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128745

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

I hope the Mk2 is not used as some pie-in-the-sky end goal that cuts into the sales of the Mk1A. (“Let’s cap our Mk1A buy at 84 and wait for the super Mini-Rafale coming down the pike.”) Sorry to say, but that is exactly what will happen. IAF had to be arm twisted to order these 84 Mk1A. I can't en...
by deejay
30 May 2018 18:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281682

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

More from Bloomberg - 20 million women have dropped out of the workforce because of safety concerns, per Bloomberg's article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-29/india-s-women-are-being-driven-out-of-the-workforce Bloomberg is quoting World Bank Data and has made a headline which is ...
by deejay
29 May 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 190080

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Sareen's book review reminds me of Shiv's piskology. :D
by deejay
29 May 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4076
Views: 653675

Re: Small Arms Thread

I am a great fan of the Galil SAT. Its such a convenient gun to use.
by deejay
29 May 2018 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274246

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

And for all the talk of Su-35 being some super program with Irbis etc. The Brazilians received classified presentations on Su-35, for the program they also had Rafale, F/A-18 E/F, and Gripen competing. The Su-30 performance was classified as average, with radar performance being OK and EW capabilit...
by deejay
03 May 2018 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371740

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

srai wrote:
deejay wrote:What the GOI will allow and not allow is a different matter. Is it our doctrine? Don't make claims if you are not sure.

...

Doctrine is not only defined by the armed forces :)


You have little understanding then. Doctrine is defined by the General Staff and we equip accordingly.
by deejay
03 May 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371740

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I have a simple question. If Indian army attacks a paki post using Nag missiles, how will the pakis come to conclusion if it was a ground launched version of nag or a chopper/ucav Helina version. For that matter is it even possible to ascertain the nature and type of munition conclusively after it ...
by deejay
03 May 2018 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL was to build a 4th prototype of the LCH to speed up and finish the testing and trials. Do they actually have a 4th LCH? ... Yes, now I can share the links. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Light_Combat_Helicopter On 1 December 2015, LCH TD4 completed its first flight. Ay4bUzR4RNE https://www.f...
by deejay
03 May 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371740

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

What the GOI will allow and not allow is a different matter. Is it our doctrine? Don't make claims if you are not sure. Also, the use of UCAVs in hostile airspace is little different from what you imagine. I am not bothering with tactics but it can be done. Use of UAVs in hostile airspace is even mo...
by deejay
03 May 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371740

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

srai wrote:^^^ No aerial weapon deployment against militants within the Indian borders. That's where armed UAV with hellfire AGM would be more appropriate. Across international borders, they would easily be shot down.

That is the doctrine??
by deejay
03 May 2018 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL was to build a 4th prototype of the LCH to speed up and finish the testing and trials. Do they actually have a 4th LCH? I think the 15 LSP on order are probably being delayed due to new desi software being Incorporated. Can't wait for the LCH to enter serial production. I thought they had the 4...
by deejay
03 May 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371740

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

As the budget is tight, these armed UCAVs from US (attached with conditions) are a waste of money. Also, where does IAF/IA plan to use these armed drones? Current doctrine doesn't support it. Keep developing indigenous UAVs/UCAVs. Meanwhile, keep using those Israeli UAVs. Buy a few more in the inte...
by deejay
02 May 2018 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677605

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://twitter.com/WaelAlRussi/status/991305800172867584 @WaelAlRussi 16h16 hours ago More Here’s how #Israel attacked #Syria on 29/4/2018 using the Coalition fly zones against the #SAA Israel after many attempts to penetrate the Syrian airspace from the west, they’re now using the east, which is ...
by deejay
01 May 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 190080

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

https://twitter.com/ZaidZamanHamid/status/991300723181801473 Zaid Hamid ‏ Verified account @ZaidZamanHamid Follow Follow @ZaidZamanHamid More TTP, BLA & now ISIS & PTM.....US presence in Afg is nothing but a source of terror for Pakistan & the region.. The fact is well documented, canno...
by deejay
01 May 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274246

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

Angola has bought 12 of our erstwhile SU-30s,the first batch which was mothballed in Belarus. They apparently want another 6. If they are that relevant,I can't understand why we trashed them.We could've had another sqd. of the same ,used as bomb trucks for PGMs,far better than our other med. sized ...
by deejay
01 May 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2718
Views: 282942

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

yensoy wrote:^^^^ Sir it would help to know what is the interesting stuff being said here, and since it's a 32 minute long clip, the time stamp to forward to.


Did not see the full thing but it is definitely the ISI voice on PTM rallies. Moeed Pee zada is trying to show evidence of foreign hand behind PTM.
by deejay
30 Apr 2018 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 309
Views: 33659

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

ShauryaT wrote:
Aditya G wrote:In modi sarkar the NSA is effectively the CDS ...... .
First, a junior minister as RM and now an IPS cadre as an ex-officio head of defense! :(

No sir, not junior at all. And NSA is not the CDS. People may have their opinions.
by deejay
30 Apr 2018 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3216
Views: 282521

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

Dinesha ji, Jaysimha ji, thank you for the photos and link.
by deejay
25 Apr 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:Deejay Sir, JayS is privy to information which is not public. Perhaps, you should both take it to private channels.

Stop siring me or I will start siring you. That is the politest threat I have ever given. Howz that!!!
by deejay
25 Apr 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

And why would helicopters inducted a few years earlier with engine TBO 3000-6000 hours need overhaul before 2020? http://www.deagel.com/Propulsion-Systems/Shakti_a002226001.aspx You mentioned LUH & LCH - will their engines need overhaul the day they enter service or some years down the line? TB...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

@ArjunPandit ji, You are doing some great research though IMO, the primary factor will stem from objectives that a nation has. Is the nation defensive or offensive? Are we going to do our fighting over Indian Air space or enemy airspace will be the prime decider of force requirements. Added later - ...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

No it is not sarcastic against you at all but the whole idea that 42 sqn or 39.5 sqn is some utopian answer to Indian air power woes is funny IMHO. I had made a similar post earlier on the same issue and I just continued from there. Kindly do not take offence. Without reasoning for the 42 or 72, the...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

Gurus, I have been finding the sanctioned squadron strength for IAF to get the 39.5 number as quoted in multiple newspaper articles. Apart from googling I went through the MOD annual reports for last 10 years but couldnt find even a single MOD/IAF document in public domain that talks about this. Tr...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385567

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

... Please re read what i wrote, never mentioned any orgnization specifically but i meant and wrote about the whole eco system. And yes the maintenance and uptime is always is a users responsibility, not manufacturer’s unless you sign a maintainace contract with them. If you want to wait until a ma...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385567

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

So after bad mouthing ALH and HAL for over a decade they found that the solution always was in their hands- ... The above is a prime example of the convoluted thinking that has plagued IA and DPSU relations. The above statement makes 02 claims - IA bad mouthed ALH - IA was not looking for solutions...
by deejay
27 Mar 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

after many a moon saw a An124 flying low over blr today morn around 8am...east to west...a bit smoky but quiet engines..... i wonder what they deliver to HAL. usual livery of white and blue volga dnepr. Usually comes to ship satellites to foreign launches. Don’t know what it came this time. GSAT is...
by deejay
25 Mar 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2072
Views: 246418

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Rohit Vats delivers a slap on Coupta's face http://www.opindia.com/2018/03/the-print-must-answer-why-its-spinning-sensational-stories-about-chinese-aggression-in-doklam/ For some in the English mainstream media, Doklam is a gift which keeps on giving. Various articles and analysis offered on the su...
by deejay
24 Mar 2018 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677605

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Tiger broke their back in less than 02 months. These pests laid waste to many lives and homes for all these years and seemed impossible to beat. However, a determined army and a good leader made all the difference.
by deejay
22 Mar 2018 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

An old video (year or 02 maybe more ago) from an airshow in Europe. Probably been posted before but felt like sharing again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07rzl1Va2Mg


Do got to youtube and like the video. The video hardly has likes.
by deejay
22 Mar 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385567

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^Definitely. That helicopter too is Pakistani. Sure TFTA Army leadership is to blame for every mess in India including the budget. Abhijeet Iyer Mitra is right.
by deejay
22 Mar 2018 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 841
Views: 103110

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^ Brilliant Sir!. Keep up the great work. All the best to Gatewayhouse.
by deejay
19 Mar 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677605

Re: Levant crisis - III

Mod Note to all: Kindly use links to substantiate view points. Disagreements need not be insulting. In case it is difficult for posters to follow this, expect Mods to help you with some time to ponder. Also, no need to guess whether Mods are awake or not. Just report posts. Thank You.
by deejay
13 Mar 2018 10:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 318022

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What was happening in that cockpit????? If the RT readback is accurate that was the most unprofessional multicrew environment I have known.
by deejay
09 Mar 2018 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

^No. LCH is being followed in the Indian Military Helicopters thread.
by deejay
07 Mar 2018 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216343

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

The FATF ‘grey list’ means more trouble for Pakistan than you think A long winded article by a Paki explaining in clear terms how an "export order by a Paki firm from an USA importer" and , even being on the grey list of FATF is going to immensely hurt the exporter immensely ! Good read. ...
by deejay
05 Mar 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128745

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Good post deejay! Ramana-ji had asked to start a thread on IAF roles and responsibilities. I was thinking you should start this because no one understands the issue better than you. See his post below (reproduced from the MRCA thread).... Rakesh, Deejay and Aviation minded mods, We need a thread to...

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