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by Bishwa
20 Aug 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490170

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

Thanx Karan... Yes time flies :-)
by Bishwa
20 Aug 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490170

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

This is the story of how Abhinandan shot down the F16 Written by Sameer Joshi (ex IAF pilot) with inputs from 2 BRF members Shiv and me, 2 DFI members Anup and Raghu and an ex IAF pilot Anshuman Maniker It appreared in the Print just now https://theprint.in/defence/8-pieces-of-clinching-evidence-tha...
by Bishwa
06 Aug 2019 09:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The H-4s needed mid course guidance which the Mig appearance may have put a spanner on

"Each Mirage 5PA was followed by its control aircraft, a Mirage IIID, which was to steer the H-4 after launch through data link" From "Tufail"
by Bishwa
22 Jul 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Well as per JK police reported in newspapers like Hindu, 6 places were hit Lam, keri, nadian, Pokharni, Hamirpur, Rajauri. This is shown below
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by Bishwa
18 Jul 2019 05:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PM Imran Khan is going to Washington soon ;-)
by Bishwa
09 Jun 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 541761

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The bit about SSG is interesting. By itself, presence or absence of Special Forces means nothing in overall scheme of things when it comes what is happening on LOC. Do they need the SSG and additional troops in Afghanistan or Baluchistan or KP? When the LOC heated up a year or two ago, i believe th...
by Bishwa
08 Jun 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 328858

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I tried to capture the An-32 flight path and search area in this diagram.. The search seems focused on Molo and Tubmin... The last radio call was near Aalo.. Also included some articles of interest

https://twitter.com/bishwa55900127
by Bishwa
05 Jun 2019 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503142

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

The battle of Jalalabad 1989 is documented in this WP article from that time.. The Pakistanis suffered badly then..
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... ee8f2e99f8
by Bishwa
03 May 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490170

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

Chola, Thanx for pointing it out... the last 0 was missing

https://twitter.com/bishwa55900127/stat ... 0046320640
by Bishwa
03 May 2019 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490170

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

Aditya, Not sure i understand what you wrote
by Bishwa
03 May 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490170

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

https://twitter.com/bishwa55900127/status/1123921210046320640 On 27th Feb, 2019, atleast two pilots ejected into POK. one was Wg Cdr Abhinandan from a Mig 21 Bison. The second (aka Doosra Banda) has been talked about by people in POK but we have not seen him so far.A video posted in you tube shows a...
by Bishwa
10 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709404

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3390
Views: 541761

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755035

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: 3281
Views: 490170

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...

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