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by Bishwa
10 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516524

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

Does anyone know what missile was used to bring down the Pak drone in Rajasthan by a Su-30 after Balakot?
This was the drone which fell in Pakistan... The reason i ask is its seeker head may have been retieved by them... It will be useful to know which missile was used
by Bishwa
08 Apr 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The Baba from Horran says the 2nd parachute went in the direction of Gola.. this is 1.5 south of Subz Kot.. Seems to support the IAF statement Watch: A Kashmiri civilian narrates how he ‘caught’ Indian pilot Abhinandan https://www.samaa.tv/video/2019/02/watch-a-kashmiri-civilian-narrates-how-he-caug...
by Bishwa
26 Mar 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Here's something which supports the India Today reported IAF claim this aircraft part from Horan, POK is not from a Mig 21 Bison.(cover story 20190325) The report says the a Bison has rivets on the other side & is not smooth as seen here Smooth Sections seen in Horan, POK https://pbs.twimg.com/m...
by Bishwa
25 Mar 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

If we assume the Saab AEW was flying at 25000 feet above Islamabad during this encounter, this is the view one would get of the battle zone. This is going to Tom Coopers point that the AEW may have been blind to the Mig21 joining the fight till it was too late. The pir panjal range would come in bet...
by Bishwa
24 Mar 2019 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3163
Views: 446689

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/12-pak-ar ... taliation/

12 Pak Army soldiers killed including 2 officers says this report... It has details on how this was found out... coffins visible including 2 premium coffins for officers...
by Bishwa
24 Mar 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

What will be the rank of a ground controller? Will he above a Wg Cdr? Just curious. In the case of the Breguet Atlantique, The GC was Wing Co V.S. Sharma and the pilot who fired was Sq Ldr PK Bundela. It was Wing Co Sharma who vectored Sq Bundela in and gave the order to shoot Reference : http://ww...
by Bishwa
24 Mar 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

What will be the rank of a ground controller? Will he above a Wg Cdr? Just curious. In the battle of boyra, the GC was by Flt Lt KB Bagchi. He got a Vayu Sena Medal for his contribution. ACM PC Lals book says it was Bagchi who gave the order "shoot" at 1459 hours. The pilots were Flt Lt G...
by Bishwa
23 Mar 2019 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Dear Ulan Batori, Bishwa & others, He had a R-73E lock that he communicated to Ground Controller. What happened thereafter we dont know. We dont know whether ground controller gave permission. I leave it there. Rest assured, our pilot's bravery and our equipment was not short on performance her...
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl4ZRKkVilA

This video is Oriya News but it has eye witness accounts of the Rajouri bombing and the eye witness are speaking in Hindi
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Or burnt into the firmware before shipping ... a AMRAAM lot is manufactured for a specific customer set... should not be hard to do But then it wont be context specific. How will the firmware know if nukes are carried or missile is on an offensive mission not a defensive one.. AMRAAM does not carry...
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:
Bishwa wrote:
Wikipedia does list India as a former user of this gun system

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180_mm_gun_S-23


Wiki is wrong


A retd Arty officer confirmed we never used it.
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Or burnt into the firmware before shipping ... a AMRAAM lot is manufactured for a specific customer set... should not be hard to do
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

..and how will that work ? The IFF circuit linkage is understood as it is designed with intent to avoid fratricide. But weapon guidance ?? You will need physical access to the aeroplane for that. Using the Link 16 as a backdoor is an option - but then the aeroplane needs to be equipped with Satnav,...
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

I would not know about Adm Nadkarni in any manner, But having worked in a nearby Directorate, when Air Mshl Harish Masand was working as he said he was (and his background) , I would advise reading his article in a perhaps, more clinical and dispassionate manner. Your comments appear as if we are m...
by Bishwa
22 Mar 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

180 mm Gun S-23: This gun is the product of cold war era USSR. It is a heavy gun designed by NII-58 and later shipped off to India. There are 100 of these in service in the Indian Army right now. It is a towed artillery gun with a length of 10.48 metres. The barrel itself is 8.8 metre in length. Th...
by Bishwa
20 Mar 2019 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The two jets (PAF and IAF) crashed in Bhimber district..
by Bishwa
19 Mar 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The OSINT map is not exactly accurate for sure

The location of Naushera is wrong... so is the site of the 2 plane crashes
by Bishwa
19 Mar 2019 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Even the JF17 uses a 800 liter central line drop tank. Not sure if they use the PTB-800 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Pakistan_Air_Force_Pakistan_JF-17_Thunder_Bidini-1.jpg And if we see some of the plots worked out by OSINT https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0ynOMPU8AAZS2o.jpg:large...
by Bishwa
19 Mar 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

A couple of aviation SMEs (incl Angad Singh) have stated that the drop tank is a PTB-800. It is a 800 Litre Centerline Drop Tank.
by Bishwa
17 Mar 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It's not uncommon to see even RR patrols in sensitive areas with Crl Gustav type weapons. It's common for J&K Police personnel deployed in CT ops to sometimes buy weapons seized from terrorists. Lots of strange guns can be found in homes of such officers. Army men commonly use such weapons in t...
by Bishwa
15 Mar 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

samir (seems from other side of border) came up with this geo location of the drop tank

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D00WzQ8WsAEM_Bk.jpg
by Bishwa
15 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/cover-story/story/20190325-balakot-airstrikes-pulwama-terror-attack-abhinandan-varthaman-narendra-modi-masood-azhar-1478511-2019-03-15 This article says 1.Pakistan, on its part, exhibited the wreckage that it claimed was a MiG 21 engine. However, after a close anal...
by Bishwa
15 Mar 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In the balakot complex, that big building is supposed to be a lecture hall... at 3am that place would be likely empty with both trainees and trainers fast asleep in their accommodation.

Why would the IAF strike that building at 3am if its purpose was a lecture hall?
by Bishwa
14 Mar 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

habal wrote:both Haider & Ali are usually names sported by shia.


So the NLI who were not acknowledged in Kargil were Shia

and if the reports of the shot down pilot being WC Haider Shahbaz Ali is true, it will mean again a Shia was not acknowledged ;-)
by Bishwa
14 Mar 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Is Haider Shahbaz Ali a Shia name..?
by Bishwa
13 Mar 2019 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The Dawn Newspaper of Pakistan has published this article which quotes US Ambassador to Pakistan - Anne Patterson - as saying "“ Pakistan’s shortfalls in training and tactics multiply India’s edge ,” Ouch... Link https://www.dawn.com/news/1468323/deal-allows-pakistan-to-use-f-16s-as-deterrence-...
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I guess air space restrictions means they can fly their AWACS and refuellers without transponders... and ensures trigger happy SAMs do not create a Malaysian Airlines like incident

Has anyone seen their AWACS flying on flightradar?
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In the air raids, the PAF targeted a Brigade HQ, A Battn HQ and a Ammo Dump..

As per the twitter user bababanaras, recently a PA Ammo Dump was destroyed by Arty. Not sure how reliable this is.
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The jets may have crashed before that... the jet was hurtling down very fast... and parachutes take time coming down...
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538908

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Bhatinda is the HQ of Indian X Corp. That Corp would be a good candidate for cold start since it is reputed to have 2 RAPIDs (as per open source info) and an Armd Brigade. The total armoured regiments in that Corp would be equal to an Armoured Division if we calculate If you look at the distribution...
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

https://twitter.com/Noetic_Karma/status/1105138793617768451 Is WC Abhinandan in this vehicle? In the back seat do you see a guy in the middle I checked another video of him in the car (which i will not post) where the guy in red is sitting in front and a guy in black is sitting on the right side of...
by Bishwa
12 Mar 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Bhimber district is shown in this image. Horran - where the Mig 21 came down - also falls under this district. The Indian areas of Jhangar, Bohani and Khamba where the Indian eye witnesses saw a jet come down is also adjacent to it https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Bhimber_Az...
by Bishwa
11 Mar 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The f16 crashed under Bimber police station of POK very likely

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/b ... 2019-03-11
by Bishwa
11 Mar 2019 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

If he is sure of the area just looking at the position of the parachute in the air, then it must be a neighbouring village or town. Given the F16 was hit first, would it have fallen more closer to the LoC than the Mig21? Need to look at villages on the east? Indian civilian eye witness say a jet ca...
by Bishwa
10 Mar 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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 Hor...
by Bishwa
10 Mar 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Yes, I think he says Horan Kotla. Assuming the drop tank was found around the same place and the man say he saw 3 parachute, the F16 must have fallen somewhere nearby. WC Abhi fell 300 mts near the debris and ran off towards a stream. So there must be a stream nearby. It should help us pinpoint the...
by Bishwa
10 Mar 2019 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D07ROfRW0AEDBT0.jpg This is from twitter... the text says "Seeker of a R-73 missile found next to Wg Cdr Abhinandan's MiG-21 wreck." From https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/status/1103049256435372037 This video of the crash site has a white object like in this...
by Bishwa
10 Mar 2019 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Ah.. the old man said "Horran Kotla" not "Udan Kotla". Horran is the place where the India Today team video was on. So we may be able to locate the place where the other two PAF parachutes landed. The old man gives some clues. Additionally the India Today team says WC Abhinandan ...
by Bishwa
10 Mar 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

Here is the first video that came out. He says the place is Udan Kotla, which is north of where mig21 fell. Even kotli is north of the site. Do you have the coordinates of Udan Kotla, it is not showing up in google map/earth The old man says 3 pilots paradropped. Keep in mind the IAF says the PAF j...
by Bishwa
09 Mar 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384538

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

The Mig 21 is claimed to have come down at Horan Village. Does anyone have coordinates of it? From the Indian side the villages close to where this action happened is Bohani, sher makadi in Naushera. This video link has some details

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci2iwpeSC_Q

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