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by Bart S
21 Mar 2019 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Painful decision #1 will have to be to cut their military budget drastically. There is nowhere else to cut, unless they literally want to go back to eating grass and having no electricity, sewage, roads or running water. Not going to happen. So far, their model has been to agree to all the painful ...
by Bart S
19 Mar 2019 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 60794

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

It is not a mobile phone! Batteries for (even small) automobiles need much higher current to charge in any reasonable amount of time. I'm sure your employer's junction box will notice once 1 or 2 of these start getting connected regularly. Not to mention the fire hazard under every desk. One should...
by Bart S
19 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Guys please remember that the news of pakis using helicopters in Makwal and it being a larger scale attack are both unconfirmed rumors from Twitter as of now. There is little reason to believe any of it unless it is independently confirmed by a reputable media house or more importantly, the GoI/IA....
by Bart S
19 Mar 2019 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2419
Views: 286842

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018



BCCI should, with much fanfare, donate this money to either the victims of 26/11 or to the CRPF fund set up after the Pulwama attacks. :mrgreen:
by Bart S
18 Mar 2019 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I think there is a misconception here that Pakistan is suffering badly due to the shut down airspace. Actually while it no doubt incurs some losses, the whole place is an aviation backwater, so shutting down the airspace make as little difference to them as somebody spitting paan in it makes to a ga...
by Bart S
17 Mar 2019 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Rishi_Tri wrote:

Donkey Economics. Some parts of NaPakistan economy are not stressed! :rotfl:


This is no laughing matter. Th average donkey is much more civilised, useful, intelligent than the average Paki, and has infinitely lesser chances of being a terror supporter.
by Bart S
14 Mar 2019 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

any form of street food video in pakistan on youtube shows there is hardly any preference for veg in the diet. its always some form of meat + naan. perhaps meat is cheaper than tomatoes there :twisted: all that burned meat done on open flame coal sigri cannot be too good long term. volatile organic...
by Bart S
14 Mar 2019 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5785

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Thakur_B wrote:With LCA SPORT, HJT 39 project is as good as dead.


Why? They both have different roles and are complementary.
by Bart S
12 Mar 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 21515

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

srin wrote:Btw, does OFB make Smerch rockets in India ? There are a bunch of articles that it *would* in around 2012, but I didn't see that corroborated.
I think the Russians refused to allow the local manufacture of the SMERCH. Probably a cash cow for them.
by Bart S
12 Mar 2019 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2443
Views: 427310

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The gaddars continue to come out of the woodwork. "Totally For Election": Farooq Abdullah's Spin To Balakot Air Strike All India Edited by Anindita Sanyal National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said air strike at Balakot was done only for the purpose of the coming Lok Sabha election ht...
by Bart S
12 Mar 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:what is the importance of Sri Ganganagar in Indo Pak context??


Like the continuum transfunctioner from the movie 'Dude where's my car', it is a mysterious and powerful place and it's mystery is exceeded only by its power. :wink:
by Bart S
06 Mar 2019 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307938

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

Wonder which nation’s interest he had in mind.
by Bart S
05 Mar 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan decided to take over madrasahs of banned outfits and recruit their members in para-military troops in December 2018 but implementation delayed due to financial constraints now Govt decided to allocate funds for this project in coming budget @Asad_Umar :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: That is great ...
by Bart S
04 Mar 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186066

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

if you google or you tube almost every major news portal states 2 Indian jets shot down and pilot captured there is no mention of F16 downed or fate of his pilot. Is there a way we can improve on psy op war and why is it that we don;t find mention in western media? Same content has made way to wiki...
by Bart S
04 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Regarding ground penetrating warheads.. There is a good possibility that the sheds/structures had underground bunkers or some kind of underground facility and it is also likely that we had strong about its internals, strong enough to risk sending 12 mirages. Yes, very much a possibility as there we...
by Bart S
03 Mar 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186066

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

ramana , UB its a know fact that IAF is integrating ODL fleet wide , That has been repeatedly mentioned by IAF since 2011 , Since Birson and perhaps even 27 UPG came late into before ODL came in just trying to understand if Bison was aware of the threats around. Bison did a successful task by engag...
by Bart S
03 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Here is an article about information warfare from the Director of Geopolitical Research at Command Eleven, which is an org. affiliated with @NatSecJeff's org. https://www.globalvillagespace.com/inside-the-perpetual-battelfield-of-information-warfare/ More confirmation that NatSecJeff is a Paki psyo...
by Bart S
03 Mar 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186066

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

So far there is no independent confirmation of a F-16 shootdown. We will have to wait to see if IAF releases WC Abhinandan's and other's folks debrief. The more serious and unfortunate part is that as it stands today even though IAF has very good platforms in the air in terms of MKI, Mig 29s, M2000...
by Bart S
03 Mar 2019 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186066

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

Even if a Mig 21 can carry 1000kg bombs, lugging around that payload would probably neutralize the performance features that you are talking about.
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They are happy to see him give pompous speeches in Parliament and own all the bil decisions, while they slink away in the background. After it’s all over, they will feed Immi Khan to the wolves. Infact this has already started. Yes, he (and Sharif before him till he went 'rogue') is their Pak Civil...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion



Claim that Imran was directly involved in the humiliation and video taking of Wing Cmdr Abhinandan
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Radar imagery shows four buildings hit at Jaish madrassa in Balakote: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/radar-imagery-confirms-4-buildings-in-jaish-madrasa-were-hit-official-5607623/ A second official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the IAF was keen on crossing the LoC to b...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^Is the title on that video intentionally worded in that way to sow confusion or are they really that dumb?
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Iyersan wrote:De escalation in progress


What do you mean? Please elaborate.

Just posting one-liners with no detail or context doesn't add any value.
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

While scavenging phoren media about general perception on balakot episode, I am afraid friends we have lost the propaganda battle. Most rags I.e. usual suspects have picked up the paki line of the narrative. We are the warmongers apparently :roll: I was around back in 1971. NYT/WaPo/CBS all declare...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

and look at this sly, duplicitous and sanctimonious beggar Rajdeep Sardesai Verified account @sardesairajdeep Dear @ImranKhanPTI : a request not to treat Wing Commander Abhinandan like some ‘prize catch’ to be paraded in his bloodied state on video. You were a cricketer who played by the rules; ple...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://mobile.twitter.com/Singh__Bir/status/1100510738508963840 Mulitiple MBRLs being used in a area which looks very similar to J&K. Is this a current video ? This is a turkish video. As a general thumb rule, *ANY* video you see on twitter claiming to be from the heat of the action is likely ...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Continuing speculation: It looks a safe bet that whoever planned any or all of the 3 attacks is no friend of Dimran's. OTOH, the present Pak COAS' position also seems very shaky: Imran out of insecurity may try to put the COAS on trial, and when that happens the COAS typically makes a coup to Save ...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What a life! Best of The Best of The Best. Brought up in an Air Marshal's Mansion in 'Hore. Slaves and Ayahs and houris at his whim. Public school. Cricket. Sports cars. Automatic selection for Officer Training in PAF. Deputed to US, UK. Booze, Houris, parties. Ray-Bans. Coolest of the Cool. Promot...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Is that a parody site? they are claiming they;ll take India to Un for eco terrorism. Is it their attempt at "parody site". there are many fake news below that news. I am not sure of this site by some zubair. But then there's truth. Pakistan side has depicted huge solidarity, Indians are n...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

SRINGAR: Four security personnel, including an officer, have died during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district today. Sources say a terrorist, who was presumed dead, emerged from the rubble of a destroyed house and started firing which took the security personnel by s...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Coffee spill alert...posting purely for some comic relief: https://wnobserver.com/asia/india-to-face-another-loss-f-16-manufacturer-to-file-law-suit-against-false-indian-claims/ :rotfl: Paki attempt at fake news, complete with 400% Musharraf-grade Pinglish and the phrase 'Dog Cat' to describe what ...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Coffee spill alert...posting purely for some comic relief: https://wnobserver.com/asia/india-to-face-another-loss-f-16-manufacturer-to-file-law-suit-against-false-indian-claims/ :rotfl: Paki attempt at fake news, complete with 400% Musharraf-grade Pinglish and the phrase 'Dog Cat' to describe what h...
by Bart S
02 Mar 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Earlier I had written on the subject .. The realized late but the damaged has been done. pankajs, any idea what brilliance was planned in this video ? Assuming you watched it. Note plz, not asking for a link, since have no intention to watch. Just want to know to what end the TSPA went to record a ...
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

By putting out that propaganda video recorded under duress, Pakis have lost any possible goodwill that they might have earned in the minds of gullible people and they must be made to pay for this!
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In hindsight, it was better that Capt Amarinder was asked to not come to Wagah. With a chief minister of a major state in presence and made to wait, it would have made the optics even worse for us.
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis are really exploiting our soft spot, which is TRP hungry salivating media channels and gullible middle class jackasses who lap up this kind of stuff like some form of entertainment.

We really need a better media management and coordination strategy.
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

jamwal wrote:Is there any news of CRPF personnel being killed on LoC ? Is it true ? Since when they've been deployed there ?


Not LOC, encounter with terrorists within Kashmir.
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Republic's live coverage is insufferable.. they have no new content while we wait for the Wg. Cdr to come out and they are doing their best to give me a migraine.. As they say in Tamizh.. "Aracha mavaiyye araikkadha" (Dont keep grinding the already ground batter) Watch DD instead. Very se...
by Bart S
01 Mar 2019 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390407

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sheikh Rasheed openly revealed in Pak parliament that the above seminary was blown to bits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvtogoBLbxk I don't think he actually said that, he said that there might have been a Madrassa there but 'na hone ki barabar hai' in the sense that it was barely even anything...

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