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by tandav
17 Mar 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5307

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Bhavpurna Shraddhanjali ... my best memory of him is from a laughter filled late night fire side Antakshari at Mumbai April 2015 with all his old college buddies during a reunion during IITB Global Business Forum meet held under his auspices in Oct 2015.

Om Shanti Om!
by tandav
17 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

Its an abdul doing aoa Lets not get too carried away Agree 100%, he's just raising slogans as seen in the video when they were taking him away. Every Abdul looks the same with their v shaped jaws and a beard. I could literally gather 10 Shahbaz look alikes in an hour. Please post the video link the...
by tandav
17 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

He is surrounded by PA jawans. One can think locals might mistake own guy. Jawans mostly won't. And the pilot died - this guy looks fine. He may have died just after this pic was taken, or may be he is still alive, so far there is no evidence that the pilot died in air, there is evidence that some ...
by tandav
17 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

But wouldn't Bakis be able to quickly identify if a man was theirs or not. He would have papers, IDs, a mobile phone with Baki SIM card and numbers and most importantly the flight suit would have his name, flag (possibly) or PAF insignia somwehere. How would so many Bakis fail to spot any of these ...
by tandav
17 Mar 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0ZhUBqWsAApHWR.jpg Folks! High probability pic of the pilot of the F-16 that was shot down.... Partly hidden behind WC Abhi there is a bearded person in what appears to be a flight suit who has his hands up in the air (this is WC Shahbaz Ali Squadron 19 Sherdils I presu...
by tandav
15 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408503

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Pitot tube blockage due to icing seems dependent not just on latitudes but on weather at high altitudes. In one of the Air France Air Crash investigation which happened due to Pitot Tube Icing and Pilot taking wrong action which lead to crash. It was mentioned in at High Altitude depending on weath...
by tandav
15 Mar 2019 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3805
Views: 391712

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

Pardon my ignorance and apologies if already debunked. Was there a second captured IAF pilot? In this pic someone in the back has their hands in the air. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0ZhUBqWsAApHWR.jpg That is a local Abdul! Has a beard and looks somewhat similar to WC Shahbaz Ali. Have we found th...
by tandav
12 Mar 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

Wouldnt PAF pilot landing in Kashmir would be safe too as they are majority muslim population in there ......Pilot would have a rough idea where they have landed because they are trained for these things. Border areas of J&K are Shia and have plenty of reasons to be upset at Pakistani armed for...
by tandav
12 Mar 2019 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

At 4sec in https://www.samaa.tv/video/2019/02/watch-a-kashmiri-civilian-narrates-how-he-caught-indian-pilot-abhinandan/ he says something like "chatri hawa me ghoom rahi thi... teen chatri.. ak chali gayi XXX ki tarfa.. ak hamari gau me giri hai..." What is XXX that he said? His gau is Ho...
by tandav
09 Mar 2019 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

the video/stills (repeated on al hakimi) video looks very much like an F16 drop tank, the jagged bits of metal seen being thrown in the back of the truck look like a deformed pylon. so not jettisoned, but wrenched off/blown off/ sawn off by explosion pattern of the R73 can anyone with high res colo...
by tandav
05 Mar 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

This is by far the most convincing video evidence that I have seen which supports the assertion that were atleast 2 parachutes and IAF claims were correct. However to my untrained eye I could not even see single parachute in this video. One person exclaims that only one parachute and only others me...
by tandav
04 Mar 2019 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

here is the 2 parachute video, both are from same plane I believe. around 0:14, you can see both parachutes in 1 frame CAOdrITApv0 Interesting video this. The people in it clearly are shouting about 2 parachutes. Now there is audio and video confirmation of the downed f16. So far the most convincin...
by tandav
03 Mar 2019 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

To add, paf f16s do not have drfm. Robot mentioned in that fmf page on the pengalin site. They did acquire DRFM jammers later. https://www.harris.com/sites/default/files/alq-211-advanced-integrated-defensive-electronic-warfare-suite-datasheet.pdf Does the IAF have something similar? isnt the EL8222...
by tandav
03 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

The su-30s can swat down the solahs whenever they want... this has been shown in many exercises. However there are rules of engagement plus there are indications in the media that it was only the migs which were at the actual merge. The porkis and their chamchas in the western media can claim whate...
by tandav
03 Mar 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

I do not believe anything PAF/Pakistan says, their denial means nothing they have no credibility. I have been scouring the internet for F-16 wreckage in the hopes of finding some evidence that sticks, this I have not found as yet. I am very inclined to believe IAF but hard evidence/wreckage and Abhi...
by tandav
03 Mar 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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

dont get suckered into PL12/SD10... pieces of metal with AIM 120c written on it usually dont fall from sky ? Explanation: PAF F-16 fired an AIM120C which narrowly missed ABhi's wingman and landed on our side. Abhi's MIG-21 was brought down by the SD10 is the story that PAF is putting out... it has ...
by tandav
03 Mar 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186843

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 tandav
27 Feb 2019 14:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125369

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Manu Pubby ‏ Verified account This can now be said without doubt - The Pakistani military now has Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman under custody. He is a MiG 21 pilot. Hoping he remains safe. Appalling that Manu Pubby and Abhijit Iyer Mitra are going ahead and confirming on SM that this news is ...
by tandav
27 Feb 2019 14:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125369

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Any update on the F16 supposedly downed ? The only pics I saw on twitter seemed to resemble a Mig - 21 Tail Horizontal Stabilizer corroborating the story that Pakistan has shotdown a Mig 21 and captured one Indian Pilot who landed in POK. Waiting for corroboration from IAF officially. CNN reports t...
by tandav
27 Feb 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125369

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

India must have communicated to China that any Pakistani nuclear attack on India will invite an Indian Nuclear retaliation on China. Essentially GOI knows that Pakistani nuclear weapons are Chinese nukes and Chinese delivery systems. I was going to propose such a thing - that we equate Pak and Chin...
by tandav
27 Feb 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125369

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

India must have communicated to China that any Pakistani nuclear attack on India will invite an Indian Nuclear retaliation on China. Essentially GOI knows that Pakistani nuclear weapons are Chinese nukes and Chinese delivery systems.
by tandav
06 Dec 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone
Replies: 60
Views: 14628

Re: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone



A fictional depiction of swarm of drones able to carry out precision strikes of military and non military targets.

With Advances in. AI, flight control and battery tech this kind of smart kamikaze devices could render conventional armies obsolete.
by tandav
17 May 2018 07:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 425
Views: 43102

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Lack of funding seems to be the cause. I know of several towns where they built an underground sewerage system back in the 80-90s and connected houses to it Previously most houses either had their own system or dumped it into an open drain Sewerage and Sanitation is one of the most corrupt area in ...
by tandav
19 Mar 2018 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 99
Views: 18456

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Went to Alibagh region for vacation. Some beach village panchayats and towns were collecting money from all visitors Rs ~40/car. The funds were ostensibly used to create facilities and keep beaches clean. The "paid" beaches were far cleaner than the "free". FWIW Maharashtra is go...
by tandav
18 Mar 2018 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 99
Views: 18456

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Went to couple of beach side villages in Alibagh/konkan region and few panchayats were collecting money from tourists to permit access to beaches. The paid beaches were miles ahead in cleanliness as compared to the "free" beaches. FWIW
by tandav
01 Mar 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 118243

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Xin Yuan is probably a Chinese asset with Maldives documentation for plausible deniability.
by tandav
22 Dec 2017 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3229
Views: 430131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why don't they use the rails themselves as the signal transmission system. An appropriate sonic transducer system is attached to the train which transmits a signal to the track. This signal is picked up by the other trains on the same track and perhaps also other signal acquisition systems. A GPS un...
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 12:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 108,72,2
HP: 43,22,3
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

A large proportion of Gujarati public has voted for INC/MGB patented Caste / Religion based politics + Wealth redistribution economics. BJP's Developmental / Secular politics and Wealth Generation Economics is not able to deliver comprehensive wins. Whats more surprising is that the INC still has a ...
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 102,77,3
HP: 45,20,3
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 102,78,2
HP: 45,19,4
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 101,79,2
HP: 43,21,4
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 103,78,1
HP: 41,21,5

Confirmed
INC Imran: Ahmedabad
BJP Rakesh Shah: Ahmedabad
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 106,73,3
HP: 39,23,5
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

102,79,01
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

BJP,INC,OTH
96,82,04

reports claim that the initial readings are mainly from postal ballots. Source Pranoy Roy NDTV / Neilson .
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gujarat-assembly-election-result-2017-live-updates-will-it-be-pm-narendra-modis-bjp-or-rahul-gandhis-1789005
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Indian Elections Thread

It appears the Congress is making a spectacular come back in the Heart of the BJP heartland Gujarat, in the early hustings.

Aaj Tak Reports counts where parties are ahead in vote count
BJP, Congress, Others
85,83,2
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Indian Elections Thread

Moving a thread of Election from GDF to this Forum. Gujarat Elections: http://www.timesnownews.com/gujarat-assembly-election-2017/video/gujarat-assembly-elections-results-2017-live-bharatiya-janata-party-bjp-indian-national-congress-narendra-modi-rahul-gandhi-hardik-patel-ahmed-patel/145790
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 04:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 707
Views: 97081

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

The GST portal should have a payments portal linked in so that companies can make a payment against invoice raised on them directly. This will allow people to pay both the tax online and will allow data mining of all the companies that are using the tardiness/incompetence/sloth of the Indian Judicia...
by tandav
16 Dec 2017 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 665720

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I also suggest that the Government integrate a payments system (connected to all major banks) with the GST portal so that all invoices can be paid online by companies and tax directly collected. Will make life easier for all SMEs .

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