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by D.Mahesh
23 Feb 2021 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382918

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

Soviets stopped planning for direct engagement soon after the Korean War - or at least less and less of it. Except for those massed armour drives thru Thrace Gap or taking over W.Germany. And once nuclear was well established, with boomers, it was enough to deter. Have enough quantity to hold off wh...
by D.Mahesh
22 Feb 2021 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471948

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

TSP MIL is primarily a politico-Feudal force ensuring the perpetuation of a new fundamentalist elite. With the TSP MIL running a vast variety of businesses, the industrial sector too is now run by it. In military terms its forces are entirely defensive in nature. There is realistic offensive doctrin...
by D.Mahesh
22 Feb 2021 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139226

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

When I last visited ADA, Murgeshpalya in 1990, all it had was then cutting edge HW - VGA, lots of 386/486 (4381? also) - and the most motivated technical men & women ever in one place - still using reams of paper, pencil & their ingenuity. 11 years later the LCA made its 1st test flight DAMM...
by D.Mahesh
21 Feb 2021 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382918

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

Particularly important as Massa's MIL is still planning for direct engagement in battle - though for USAF it will always be in situations of overwhelming geo-pol+strategic+tactical advantage.
by D.Mahesh
21 Feb 2021 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382918

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

brar_w wrote:The USAF specifically also has a rather... The IAF/IN are in a different boat. They want more...Its a fundamental difference...


Lots of light here. Good!
by D.Mahesh
21 Feb 2021 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139226

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

This is non-serious thread - on this page. Mods delete th entire thread plase
by D.Mahesh
20 Feb 2021 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876427

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

DDYM8qXRRZQ Quite plainly the Chinese Himalayan adventure was to contain India in its northern front and not to expand in the sea ., read if there is no expeditionary capability envisioned for the Navy ( as in an Aircraft carrier group for example) as a result of this they have won Surprised how li...
by D.Mahesh
19 Feb 2021 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Despite numerous articles by "experts".... From the article At this time, Beijing longs for foreign policy victories and has no appetite for any perceived defeat or transgression, for fear of domestic discontent , which was already high due to the COVID-19 crisis. Actually Russia has litt...
by D.Mahesh
19 Feb 2021 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

John wrote:Not suprised they willing to swallow this and move on because they sense a bigger opportunity at land grab elsewhere. As I been saying I expect China to turn its attention on Russia they realize Putin is venerable in post Trump era.

Are you crazy? Putin isn't. And Eleven definitely is not.
by D.Mahesh
19 Feb 2021 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Re media. Our DDM Angrezi media is completely compromised. Just to be sure DDM Angrezi media is now just NDTV. All major broadcasting TV channels (Nt counting print media, blog types) - Zee, Times Now, India Today, Aajtak, Headlines today etc. are pretty much in sync with GoI mostly. Angrezi Print ...
by D.Mahesh
18 Feb 2021 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

IIRC, Lt. Gen Panag(?) ...GoI told Indian media to knock it off. Check out a recent vid from the Print, with Lt. Gen Hooda. For what it is worth Irrespective of how & when they do it, if the PLA is going back... Whatever be the reason, this is humiliation of self styled "super power" ...
by D.Mahesh
18 Feb 2021 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471948

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It would be a mistake to underestimate... The PAF has a very significant number of AEW/AWACs..The engine RD-93... The Chinese have a large variety of ...will get the job done. Also, like the IAF, the PAF has... It's always a mistake to underestimate anything anyone. Indian MIL never does. Indian in...
by D.Mahesh
17 Feb 2021 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Picturec2 and 4 are stone sangars. Not the much vaunted luxury accommodations touted by Indian press and some veterans. On direct hit from 155mm would blow them apart. Shabby, poorly trained & officered & equipped. For Chicoms, this is way worse than Cuban crisis was for CCCP & Krushche...
by D.Mahesh
17 Feb 2021 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

There may.... I don't think there would have been.. Only emotional are our posters who pass of their opinions or fears as facts. One can have opinions but one can't have own facts. I grant one can arrange the facts to make own narrative aka dot connecting, but realize such exercises will be futile ...
by D.Mahesh
11 Feb 2021 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3561
Views: 613166

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

...won't get any F-35s from Unkil. https://mobile.twitter.com/AceJacee/status/1343410475674042368 AceJace Flag of TurkeyFlag of Germany @AceJacee #Turkey/#Türkiye: Erdogan and SSB CEO Prof Dr Ismail Demir said Turkey is working on making 3-4 Supercarrier‘s for Turkey after... This is a non-serious ...
by D.Mahesh
11 Feb 2021 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346188

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Gagan wrote:Check this out...!
Put her in charge of PR d Media releases please

Rare to see such a serious discussion on technical matters on any US channel program featuring women.
Excellent
by D.Mahesh
08 Feb 2021 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5326
Views: 1354647

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

A titbit from IDRW.IAF MIG-29 UPGs are equiv to block 52 F-16s ... Astra-1 is equiv. to Paki AIM-120 AMRAAMs. That's why it should have been called operation Swift Retreat, after a few minutes PAF retreated and PA.... Training, Op Readiness & Ops costs money - Lots & lots of money. In a spa...
by D.Mahesh
22 Jan 2021 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123595

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

basant wrote:Probably the first talk of Shiv?



Excellent
by D.Mahesh
22 Jan 2021 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139226

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Some Useful Periods Wasted
We have not eaten Raw Marbles :lol:
Although SUPW entered CBSE after I finished +2 thanks to that Raw Marble business, I know a thing or two!
I am moving on!
by D.Mahesh
21 Jan 2021 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139226

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

BRF is badly missing the ruler and discipline of Dr.Shiv
by D.Mahesh
21 Jan 2021 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139226

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

bharathp wrote:
ramana wrote:How many Naval LCA planes are there? Two?
Sorry what's SUPW?

more like a craft project that keeps kids busy but the end product usually ends up in the trash..."


Yeah that's the IN is getting ASTE to depute the world's best test pilot to put the NLCA thru its paces.
by D.Mahesh
21 Jan 2021 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814302

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

IAF's experience with TVC is >> & prob'ly greater than that of all other AFs combined. 100x150x15 flying hours with at least 10% of that in TVC. With so much in the logbook, IAF is not going to talk about it. It's one thing for Massa & AlLies blanket the skies of some poor sod's land with ov...
by D.Mahesh
20 Jan 2021 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876427

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wishing all on BRF and the forces the very best for 2021! Just read a projection of the PLAN's ..... About 100 nice juicy targets! Milord, IN since the time of Adm.Chatterji has been pursuing the vision of dominating the seas by fighting above in the air and below the waters. Given the pathetic sta...
by D.Mahesh
17 Jan 2021 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123595

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

He mentions BharatRakshak between 30-31 minutes for the article on Fairchild C-82 Packet!!! And, from the way he nonchalantly mentions BR, he appears to be a long-time lurker. Aside that, it was a nice summary covering all apsects for a layman. There were also some interesting tidbits. Didn't know ...
by D.Mahesh
29 Oct 2020 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

shyamd wrote:I'm told CCP is dishing out subsidies to cover off increases in duties to chinese companies supplying India. War is on every front.


This is a game that CCP can only lose
by D.Mahesh
28 Oct 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 94165

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

It's taken a lot to -re-institute the office of the CDS. Powerful incumbent service-specific lobbies, thru political insiders, kept the old system going ad infinitum - with incumbent in each branch pursuing his own hobby horse
And NO, it's not only one branch - all 3 have played ducks & drakes
by D.Mahesh
28 Oct 2020 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Gokhale filed this report only yesterdin from Ladakh on the LAC situation ... https://stratnewsglobal.com/ladakh-standoff-india-negotiating-on-equal-terms-with-outfoxed-china/ Ladakh Standoff: India Negotiating On Equal Terms With Outfoxed China As usual, Crooklaw is spreading FUD... Ajai Shukla is...
by D.Mahesh
24 Oct 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

mihir.mehta wrote:From today's Business-Standard :
Peoples Republic of China Government sources...


There was a time when BRForum posters set the news agenda. 2 many dude posters now (deliberately making a spelling mistake) who simply post random BS (I mean Business Standard) clips here.
by D.Mahesh
22 Oct 2020 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Sanjaya Baru 58 years later, India-China relationship has changed. Inequality has grown Fifty-eight years ago, .... Important differences. This regime has assumed power with v.v.different framework of thought, purpose, goals. It's rumoured that ABV ordered to organise a PNE within hours of his 1st ...
by D.Mahesh
21 Oct 2020 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The lesson that has got embedded in GoI (irrespective of the party in power) is was that not that Chinese will intrude again, but that they will leave after asking for some local changes (stop water supply, some hut or bunker etc). Or like Doklam, enough chai and biscuit will melt Chinis he...
by D.Mahesh
20 Oct 2020 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

C Uday Bhaskar... On the Modi watch, the China issue morphed into a problem over the Chumar intrusion (September 2014) and festered through the Depsang-Doklam-Galwan continuum. In retrospect, it is not evident that Nehru’s policy errors were rigorously internalised by the current dispensation. Henc...
by D.Mahesh
12 Oct 2020 08:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217317

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

Admiral, please!.... Missing in all this 5G 6G Haan-Ji talk is is any discussion of doctrine, strategy tactics etc 100% true that Massah has spent millions of manhours to get here. Russia, if nothing, has spent incredible amount of time thinking thru the VLO business in actual battle scenarios. The...
by D.Mahesh
05 Oct 2020 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 415
Views: 95829

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

The USN is calling these CVs " Lightning" CVs,and pointing to the role of the Essex escort CVs in WW2 which played a v.important role in the Pacific theatre. A large CV costs $15B.The US thinktanks say that a 30K t light CV would cost only $1.5 B, be built rapidly and as assets are spread...
by D.Mahesh
05 Oct 2020 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89FKElYvrc Lt. Gen. Kulkarni explains mountain warfare in some detail. Read & listen v.carefully. This is 1 of 5-7 best experts worldwide. Disregard critics. Not even one guy who prattles "War is too important to be left to generals," has ever won a war
by D.Mahesh
29 Sep 2020 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89FKElYvrc Lt. Gen. Kulkarni explains mountain warfare in some detail. He points out a 9-12:1 ratio to dislodge a defender in the mountains. However, PGM from aircraft as was done in Kargil can make a significant difference. If the PLA somehow managed to gain air su...
by D.Mahesh
25 Sep 2020 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

...Akin to the Wehrmacht which swore its allegiance to Der Fuehrer. Hitler, PLA swears its allegiance to Xitler, the grand Poohbah. Looks like CPC did root cause nalysis of the collpase of Soviet union and decided the Soviet Army was nationalist and after World War II had developed nationalistic th...
by D.Mahesh
19 Sep 2020 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Given that we've dharmically decided not to occupy Black Top and Helmet Top If the Chinese never withdrew from Black Top after 1962 and have a post on top, then we cannot "occupy" it. It will have to be captured, Kargil style with an uphill assault followed by a firefight. Given that no s...
by D.Mahesh
19 Sep 2020 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471948

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

All aircraft go through carriage, drop tests and then seperation tests before firing. Given the way it is being marketed heavily there are none for the the JF-17. 2CCM/ 2BVR are not much of a payload. where are the SD-10/PL-12 separation tests? The aircraft also take off in a very shallow angle fro...
by D.Mahesh
17 Sep 2020 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The myth of the 10 foot chinaman was actively spread by JNU historians. We lost two divisions deployed in the most tactically unsound era and the sins and the moral weakness of the leadership were slapped on to the entire country. China has much to lose if firefights break out in this area. Even be...
by D.Mahesh
16 Sep 2020 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471948

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

We sometimes take the JF-17 too lightly I think. Regardless of its shortcomings, it does provide the pakis with a cost-effective way to get several squadrons of BVR capable fighters which they were severely short of earlier. More importantly these are sanction proof unlike their F-16's and will con...

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