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by ranjan.rao
21 Mar 2020 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537669

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

My humble plea to GoI is get 36 more of these Rafales and meanwhile please effing sign the contract with HAL for MK1As and MK2s. Just like our forces subject indigenous equipment to multiple summer/winter trials our contracts also need to go through DAC, CCS. MoF multiple times :( Right now, we can...
by ranjan.rao
20 Mar 2020 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328128

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

A force that didn't come or respond in kargil, BalakOt, and salala raid , wanted to shoot USAF chopper. Mod sir, do you really believe the story? That is not exactly true. In Kargil they kept their patrols on their side since our fighters did not cross LoC usually and they did not want to start an ...
by ranjan.rao
19 Mar 2020 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 469
Views: 71538

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Note the blackout mention in Modi's speech.....remember that ...
i see arjunpandit ji missing from action..hope all is well..
by ranjan.rao
19 Mar 2020 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328128

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread


A force that didn't come or respond in kargil, BalakOt, and salala raid, wanted to shoot USAF chopper. Mod sir, do you really believe the story?
by ranjan.rao
17 Mar 2020 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328128

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Twitter was buzz with fragging in Pakistani army of a Punjabi officer by Balochi officer see this thread
https://mobile.twitter.com/WuzgarX/stat ... 2119804935
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651899

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

Indranil wrote:For those of you who would like to see/capture the first FOC-Tejas, head over to the airport on the 13th.

HAL airport namma uru bengaluru! look forward to some pics...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940210

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

^^+1 arun prabhu, if it can shoot it can kill..time and again shining gold plated stuff has been found lying on ground...courtesy old cheap techniques ..and that is the nature of warfare..we can arm such things..make such things..even on offensive side..i dont think pakistan army will be able to mus...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3984
Views: 290879

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

well it's a tertiary measure of population control the pakistani army way, the first being terrorism, second being army ...and third being after death..if there is a pandemic..i am quite sure they will cry for help from india and china....esp given the ducks are not coming to eat locusts...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3984
Views: 290879

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

why is pakistan not reporting significant covid instances???they have huge chinese interaction... "20 cases reported in Pakistan since Feb 26, one has recovered (Read more)" that's it? a country with ultra poor hyegine even in karachi... https://www.dawn.com/news/1539943/balochistan-report...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3984
Views: 290879

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/why-1918-matters-in-india-s-corona-war-11584033795146.html NEW DELHI : coronavirus, coronavirus update, coronavirus pandemic, Spanish flu, India war against coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 outbreak, flu virus, 1918 H1N1 virus, Indian economy, 1918 experience, Maha...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

^^ Maybe my writing skill are not best, but I never stated they are pushing hard for F-35. Let me rephrase it - US is pushing hard India to buy F-15/16/21 and what not from the older generation. India will consider only fifth-gen fighter, the moment US offers F-35 - India will get interested. But t...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415215

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Violence like this can only be curbed if the people are shit scared of what the police might do. The government should not bother about what the media says when they handle these riots. Especially the hypocritical foreign media. If that Shahrukh fellow had tried his macho gun-toting nonsense in fro...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742029

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^bell paki economy has a quite bit of textile/cotton exports..if us economy slows..expect a slowdown on that front too..as people might avoid malls and discretionary spending...and there are knock on effects from china...
by ranjan.rao
13 Mar 2020 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328128

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Seems like they are trying to build him a heroic death. They are in shock that one of their 'elite' top gun crashed a US F16 due to a mistake. Post Balakot and the air action the next day, they are even more prickly about their H&D and saving face. could it be a cover up? can the oldies share t...
by ranjan.rao
12 Mar 2020 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328128

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Yup, a senior pilot, being a Wing Cmdr. Big loss for the PAF. But he clearly miscalculated the height at which to initiate the loop. Was simply too low to pull it off. Badly piloted. Aye sir. Also if you could view the video from the side and right underneath. I will put up links later. He is not p...
by ranjan.rao
12 Mar 2020 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3984
Views: 290879

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Have not been following posts here... Here is Covid-19 cases in US on each Tuesday for last few Tuesday's. Jan. 14 — 0 Jan. 21 — 1 Jan. 28 — 5 Feb. 4 — 11 Feb. 11 — 14 Feb. 18 — 25 Feb. 25 — 59 Mar. 3 — 125 Mar. 10 — 1,004 == So by March 17 , we are going to see about 8,000 By March 24 in US alone ...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45084

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Britain coming off EU is important - I would expect India to deepen defense collaboration with them - any trade agreement with USA might include Britain as well. Nothing is gonna come out of it. Under the current US led world regime there is little they can offer us today. Apart from Engine tech, q...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742029

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Ayeshas do not join the work force. That way Pakis are lucky. Even through in minor numbers there are Ayeshas in big cities in Porkistan graduating. If they dont get a job it will discourage the parents not to educate them. Good to regress the society further. many of them move out on UK/Canada/US ...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 98
Views: 13787

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

i didnt even think this post until i heard about the cases in Kerela..I had been travelling and terribly tied up with work..and so many things happening in mind..so cant contribute much..for this and next month... but i suspect we are seeing revival of biological warfare..much easier than nuke or k...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415215

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Karnataka done MP almost there What's next: Rajasthan Maybe co-opt Sachin Pilot?? Maharashtra but who in MH?? can Raj T pull it off and can he be trusted? I can already healing the squealing (Turdesai, Burkka, Saba, Coupta Yada Yada) :lol: :lol: And to this one should add UCC/NPR/NRC :D Reminds of ...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415215

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I wake up and first picture I see is peacefuls being given ride from iran in C-17. people from the same community were killing Hindus just a few days ago and now our pilots have to save their ass.Tahir goonda is a shia and Iran,s supreme leader and its foreign minister were vomiting their love for ...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234794

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^actually procurement cats joining desi pvt companies would be better for desi eco system ....i understand it will be hard for govt to stop them from joining phaaren companies who can have the best brachures..but still in ITVITY desi companies have shown they are second to none in that game...given...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651899

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

mark my words..10 years down the line some folks in MoD will come and say in media we delayed action because we believed in indegenization....i met one such sometime back...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537669

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

it could be the other way round admiral ...that khan is keen to show shornet/rhino can work where rafale M could.... at a cheaper rates...i think khan wants to go for killing this time around... for us we should focus on our daal bati choorma of NLCA and TEBDBF (abracadabra...) ..we are not taking o...
by ranjan.rao
10 Mar 2020 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 606504

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

I know it's IDRW, but quite a big claim, esp in contradiction to what has been mentioned a few posts above http://idrw.org/i-derby-er-and-astra-mk1-to-replace-russian-made-vympel-r-77-across-entire-su-30mki-fleet/ The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to its integration to its entire fleet of 272 S...
by ranjan.rao
09 Mar 2020 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 373
Views: 66224

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

may be a very basic question to ask..but does it have a start button ..or does it have some key mechansim..
by ranjan.rao
07 Mar 2020 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 606504

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

Where did this claim that we are struggling with scale issues for a desi-seeker come from. Quite mistaken. Making Uttam in numbers is possible, we are churning out radars round the clock for the IAF anyhow. We are yet to qualify Uttam, that's the basic thing, and it will take a year or two more. Ka...
by ranjan.rao
06 Mar 2020 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415215

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

John cusak who???..that's how we should deal with him...
by ranjan.rao
06 Mar 2020 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 606504

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

^^one basic question mody ji, why didnt we do the other way round..as in have the AESA radar for Su 30. Airframes wouldnt have been in shortage and we could have downscaled later on. Is it becaues
1. Russians would not be happy with that (not our phillipji)
2. There are challenges in downscaling
by ranjan.rao
06 Mar 2020 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

https://twitter.com/sidspin/status/1235455317003010048?s=20 ---> During Kargil, IAF had BVR advantage. Why was it let go? Why nobody paid heed to it? Su-30, with all its might, was outranged by PAF's AMRAAMs. https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1235603122023591936?s=20 ---> There are enough uneducate...
by ranjan.rao
05 Mar 2020 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

Great to see the comments from the Army Chief. Fundamentally, the UCAV in my opinion can be manufactured for 0.1x the cost of a (wo)manned fighter/bomber. And that is a compounded gain, because losing a few does not cause much ro-dho unlike Captured Pilot etc. In this area India has a huge strategi...
by ranjan.rao
05 Mar 2020 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

To all the guys suggesting F15, one questtion, wouldnt that money would be better served by Super Sukhoi upgrade rather than completing the zoo with another animal. Perhaps partnering with US might be a better option for that. It's basically a choice between creating our own eco system through syste...
by ranjan.rao
05 Mar 2020 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710131

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Came across this folks.. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S2405896318301800?token=AC14B317E3A281120D8D9DA78703B0C6393E6D80F4CF05A99F81385C77ECDF222434CEACEFAB8F37180A7C9B6DA4C46D came across this..while this is only simulation but gives some peek into the thought process. Not sure where els...
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1739
Views: 313443

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

brar thanks for the explanation. my knowledge is pretty basic but i didnt think they are same..i just mentioned a passing remark that the weapons russians want for themselves are on their way. That said..let me know if there is something i can read to learn more on this
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1739
Views: 313443

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

honestly, I am more interested in its, supposed relationship with Brahmos 2. I am assuming that they are not mutually independent. At this stage I am wondering who's feeding what. Russians havent shown much progress on this front although Avangard, Kinzhal seem to be on their way...(mindful that the...
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940210

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

not sure if this was posted earlier Ex Indradhanush V The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly commenced the fifth edition of Ex Indradhanush at Air Force Station Hindan on 24 Feb 2020. The focus of this edition of the exercise is 'Base Defence and Force Protection'. This theme i...
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415215

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

doesnt firms have an informal policy that any political discussions should be avoided. I know many of firms discourage employees to bring such matters with clients and US stakeholders..
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

thanks for the elaborate response! your posts are a delight to read..
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

That assumes that there would be a joint RFP issued. The commonality argument also applies to the Rafale with the M variant as well. In order for this to happen the MOD would have negotiate the deals together. So far there is nothing that suggests that the MOD is willing to consolidate the two opti...
by ranjan.rao
04 Mar 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

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

Personally speaking IF it is going to be an american aircraft then the F18 Super Hornet seems (to me) to make more sense than the F16/21 or the F15-EX [/size] At the end of the day, why would the MOD/IAF want a naval optimized fighter aircraft when they have other options? If there is a requirement...

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