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by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3459
Views: 337842

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Our folks did AAR, took stock and held the presser. The way the presses may have been conducted may have been amateurish, but the content was not. Can we stop the complaints and admire the professionalism beyond the scenes and on the battlefield?
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3459
Views: 337842

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

/p00016 was for Malaysia, Jordan, Czech Republic, Hungary and a few others. /p00028 was for Pakistan. Decoding the contract number on AMRAAM http://archive.defense.gov/Contracts/Contract.aspx?ContractID=3193 Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded on 28 December 2005, a $50,739,270 ...
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3459
Views: 337842

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

500 Aim-120c-5 were sold to PAF in 2006. Part of the contract id (/P00028) is missing from the identifier. I think that identifies the particular contract. I didn’t doubt our government but this Is confirmation beyond reasonable doubt for neutral observers. Can’t verify the serial number, but perhap...
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This is always a risk with all warplanes. So long as planesdraw air to burn fuel this will remain a risk. Design can ameliorate it to a certain extent but not eliminate it. About the MiG-21 firing the missile and getting caught in the wake turbulence which led to the engine flameout, does this mean ...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Why is everyone so pumped? This was a small border skirmish. If GOI decides to up the ante, we'll know in a couple of weeks at most. I expect there'll be some very nice fireworks and a very big humiliation in the offing for the PAF then. We outnumber them, our are better trained, better equipped, ou...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Showcases training and attitude and if there really were eight intruders and our Migs went beyond our air space to interdict them.

Karthik S wrote:Got to respect and admire the guts of Wing Co. chasing F-16 inside enemy territory in a 3rd gen Mig 21.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Whom did I bait?

Karan M wrote:Arun, pls dont bait people. Emotions are running high as it is.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Give the PAF some brains. Their strike package courses would be plotted to fly beyond the engagement range of our missile batteries. It is not war yet and going after something that requires a missile battery to defend it is another step towards war. If you'll note the statement they put out after t...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If you mean guns, because they are for protecting army formations, key military/civilian installations and not for defending the border?

Schmidt wrote:Why can't we take incoming ac down with AA batteries instead of just using air force ?

I believe this situation is going to escalate , not dial down
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

What are you smoking? That was the best kind of briefing. Straight, short, to the point and left the Pakistani HQ guessing about our response. A very good contrast to the Pakistani bloviating. very strange and kind of irresponsible press briefing. Entire nation is waiting for lot of answers but simp...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

All right. Don’t brown your pants.
pkpandey wrote:
Gus wrote:
cut out the dhoti shiver.

I wear shorts.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Chill folks. The GOI debriefing is less than 30 minutes away. And if our pilot was shot down, did we expect battle to be without pain? We can’t expect live and accurate news from the front lines. Let’s follow the fine example set by the government today. Maintain silence, gather facts, make informed...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Zero. We have never made a reprisal using the IAF nor have we ever struck this deep into their territory.

IndraD wrote:little pooch :

what are chances paki army sacrificed Jaish to save army generals just like they sacrificed OBL to save Paki generals??
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

This is to save pakistani’s army face before the only people that matter - the vast mass of brainwashed paki citizenry who believe them. Escalating everywhere on the border is to show those folks they remain relevant and to salvage some pride within their ranks. Puppet theatre and nothing more. Look...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Okay, there isn't going to be a war over this. The idiots are using up their artillery barrels all along the LOC, apparently. If they were serious about going to war, the border would be silent, their troops would be preparing for movement, their maintenance depots would be moving heaven and earth r...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

It was a dark night. As dark as six feet up a well digger's ass. The F16 pilots did not get their rations of carrots for better sight for the last few months. So, they did not see anything. The radars did not have the right spectacles and had trouble with vision. They have made appointments with the...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 18:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Visibility is eight kilometers. 20km/h SSE wind. Cloudy.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/pk/balak ... her/259010

:)

Rakesh wrote:
sudhan wrote:Some updates from the puke leadership


The weather is perfectly fine. They need to clean up the area and plant some more trees :mrgreen:
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 18:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

So six 1000kg munitions dropped. Were the mirages in the strike package carrying other bombs that were not dropped for whatever reason or was the package mostly armed for interception as a show of force with just those six predesignated targets? If the package was armed for bear wrt to air combat th...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 15:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Don’t dis the warrior race. Their warriors have run many excellent races to the rear.

chola wrote:They can lie about no damage all they want.

But they can’t lie about the fact that IAF jets entered Pakistan and dropped BOMBS with inpunity.

Warrior race, my arse. lol
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Powered off to not attract an antiradiation missile or taken out using a kill switch? It’s an exported model so the kill switch is pretty much a given. saw on twitter that paf radar station lost power at a inopportune time and could not help much, hence few f-16s went up with tactical sitrep and tur...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 11:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Distributed Belgian chocolates at my office. There were smiles all around.
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 10:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

I would expect at least a couple of our mirages to have been loaded for interdiction, one for Electronic warfare and the rest mostly loaded with A2G munitions and maybe a couple of AAMs each for a nice rounded package. The IAF Vould have gone with a more conservative loaf out - we don’t know - but t...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124638

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Good. I’m gratified that the Indian armed forces were finally given the political backing they need to act effectively. I’m saddened because this means an end to my liberate POK dream. Perhaps the glorious Mughal-e-Azam will escalate? One hopes. I read somewhere on this thread words to the effect th...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

It may be Chinese regulars we end up fighting. I remember reading somewhere that the ever noble Pakistanis are giving the Chinese their job. Assuming, we can assemble a strike force fast enough and it is well led and doesn’t get bogged down by strong points but bypasses the - your standard blitzkrei...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Ramana, logic and sanity is acting scared? Okay...

ramana wrote:Arun.prabhu, This thread was not to bring in nuke bogey and get scared.
Please don't post anymore here.
You are welcome to open a thread on that. But not here.

And consider this as warning whatnot.
ramana
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Oh, I get it is SOP in peacetime. But remember how Russia didn’t realise that Uncle Sam could send his nuclear bombers over the North Pole and have them show up completely unannounced on the skies of Moscow? Sometimes, people and organizations forget the most obvious things because they are so obvio...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Maybe you want to delete this post? Could be tactically significant if the Pakistanis have overlooked it.
nam wrote:... Flightradar...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Vietcong was supplied by human trains. The afghani insurgency against Russia and USA was sustained through donkey trains. If we really want to cut off the line and not strangle it, which effectiveness our aerial surveillance assets may not able to accurately assess given paki/Chinese efforts to hide...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

I did state that it will remove a major secure area and not the only secure area. They are welcome to come through the existing border elsewhere in Punjab, Rajasthan or Gujarat.. Easier terrain for our jawans to patrol and guard and most important of all, the populations on the border will be entire...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Edit: okay, the below response is snide. My apologies. The point I’m trying to make it, there were extenuating circumstances in 71 and we don’t have a complete nuclear triad yet with at least one SSBN armed with a dozen or so long range nuclear tipped missiles on cruise at any given time. Original p...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

It cuts off one axis of Chinese encroachment into the Indian Ocean. It ****** up tens of billions of Chinese investment in OBOR infrastructure inside Pakistan. It gives us land access to Afghanistan and the trillion dollar deposits of rare earth minerals. It Gives us logistical lines to materially s...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

If we initiate a nuclear exchange, we’ll become an international pariah even assuming we come through mostly unscathed. Worse yet, it’d be invitation for China to go nuclear arms free on us. There is even a risk that Uncle Sam will backslide on the current bonhomie and bomb our infrastructure back i...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were airbursts. A ground burst is another matter. Lots of hot isotopes. If they initiate a nuclear exchange, walk our nuclear arsenal up the Punjab valley, making sure to contaminate their precious rivers - modern equivalent of salting the ground that the Romans did in Carthag...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

I think you missed one. Go after the families of jihadis. Identify a few and then arrange accidents. Identify a few more and then arrange a few more accidents. As infinitum. @Ramana, Thanks for starting this thread. I am going to focus on one major point of this potential war - the war aims and obje...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Of course. Apologies if you had thought that I’d directed my comment at you. Madness. You're okay with destroying millennia of history and possibly our entire culture because a madman fanatic killed 40 fellow citizens? Wow! Hopefully, no one in command authority is this fanatical. There is no differ...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 22:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Like I said, a logician. False logic and reasoning though. To answer your question, I'm happy that I don't have to define it. I don't trust myself with the button or being anywhere near it, you see. Their use case is to defend our nation's existence and survival. Barring those two use cases, there a...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Arun.prabhu : Chill brother. Please do not use bad language. My apologies, Rakesh, but the tone of the last two posts I responded to was a bit too much. There are lines that a rational man does not contemplate crossing because afterwards there is no difference then between him and a rabid beast. If...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

We have a logician here! If I quote a number, you'll say, how about that number minus one. So logical, so reasoned. You know what, ****** it. Get it through your thick skulls. Nuclear weapons are not for use at the drop of your ****** hat. Their use case is to defend our nation's existence and survi...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

If they initiate a nuclear exchange, walk our nuclear arsenal up the Punjab valley, making sure to contaminate their precious rivers - modern equivalent of salting the ground that the Romans did in Carthage. But to initiate an exchange? Cannot be allowed to happen. Nuclear annihilation is not worth ...
by Arun.prabhu
25 Feb 2019 21:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 10872

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

There is survival and there is survival. Take out Mumbai, Delhi and a few other industrial/administrative/population nodes and we'll see in what kind of shape India survives for the next generation. Thirty or forty million productive citizens dead or uprooted will ruin our generation and possibly ou...

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