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by YashG
07 Nov 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not at all. I really mean it. A modern Mig21 is a very economical mud mover. Cheap to acquire, cheap to maintain with very high availability. Imagine one built around a M88. What's wrong? If your tactics are sound, it is not easy to take down a Mig21 Bis. Why would it be easy to take down this plan...
by YashG
01 Nov 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

.... I'd really love to see some solid real world data on efficacy of chinese miltech. Im two-three years from hence I look forward to see evidence of following: 1. Accelerated posing of new miltech hardware 2. Some signs of slowdown in their real tech development as they are cutoff from uncle sam ...
by YashG
28 Oct 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 257356

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UlanBatori wrote:NDTV will publish it, they always like to publish the most gory images after disasters and terror attacks with no consideration for victims' relatives. :)

That spot has to go to IndiaTV. Nobody can beat India TV on insensitive coverage!
by YashG
25 Oct 2019 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796540

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

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/mrjitjr/status/1185065425966518275 ---> With all the "MiG-29UPG" thing going on all around. Picked this off MiG website!

Sorry couldnt resist saying this but IAF now owns a humpback whale in the skies :mrgreen:
by YashG
25 Oct 2019 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796540

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

F-15 concept w/16-20 AMRAAM loadout .. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcT0ZMshttghk21g9uuW4NNFvCcQ7EpZ_m4tUIrQJtlr7-Q43qsl WoW! A missile store on the fly. <fantasy wish>I wish something like this cud refuel and rearm fighters mid air! </fantasy wish>
by YashG
25 Oct 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329355

Re: Military Flight Safety

Everytime this thread goes up - its not a good news but this time it was a bad news with a bit of positive side to it. ALH has proven it's worth.

Our original research and capabilities in helicopter development has led to a whole family of helicopters worthy enough.
by YashG
25 Oct 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ To answer your question, Yash ji: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi'an_Y-20 First flight: 26 January 2013 Introduction: 6 July 2016 Looks like almost no testing at all. I guess it helps when you hack reams of test data from the C-17 program. Also, it is considered a honor for the PLAAF to risk...
by YashG
25 Oct 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is supposedly a "Y-20U" or fuel tanker variant: https://i.ibb.co/hyTyJpy/E2-C788-F5-7-E52-4-CDA-9402-14125-CEE443-F.jpg Some pictures of the "fat girl" from a recent chini airshow: https://i.ibb.co/dmj0xwq/B692-D4-BA-694-F-42-F0-943-F-C47700319-A71.jpg https://i.ibb.co/q5xF...
by YashG
22 Oct 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I do not disagree that they have an advantage in aerial no.s but remember their pilots will be coming from far from the mainland possibly after refuelling or with much reduced pay load due to height of airfields. There was a video that Shiv did on this. Please dont pounce this hypothesis. I am awar...
by YashG
22 Oct 2019 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571297

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Dainik Jagran newspaper says Pinaka used, photo at babas Twitter MBRL are like the middle ground between the Shell based artillery and missile attacks. MBRL in that sense are escalatory and I would be hard pressed to believe that we would do that. Without a strong evidence, its very speculative and...
by YashG
20 Oct 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571297

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Now for the usual suspects (already started with a Congi politician in Maharashtra) questioning the timing / asking for proof of strikes /saying Modiji is a warmonger / diverting attention from economy etc. Whenever such thing happens, there is a lot of political noise and much debate. But I wonder...
by YashG
19 Oct 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

... Cheen can live losing Tibet. It can't live losing Shanghai or any part of the coast line. Those 1100 4th gen are stuck geo-politically a continent away from India. And they are facing hundreds of superior 4th gen fighters in the F-15s, F-16s and F-18s of the US and its allies. Never mind the im...
by YashG
19 Oct 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese defence achievements till now have been significantly assisted by their stealing of secrets from other countries. But that is now beginning to change- countries have become very conscious of Chinese espionage. ............... But that will also reduce as US is cutting off their access. Chin...
by YashG
05 Oct 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How credible is this blog ? China hacked Pentagon to ensure only incompetent officers get promoted The United States has charged a senior officer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with orchestrating decades of cyber attacks against US agencies intended to destroy the military talent managemen...
by YashG
20 Sep 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese defence achievements till now have been significantly assisted by their stealing of secrets from other countries. But that is now beginning to change- countries have become very conscious of Chinese espionage. The recent arrest of a high standing official of huawei is a watershed moment. Fr...
by YashG
17 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1895
Views: 499994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

All such long ranges are for head on engagement. The chase engagement range is much less. Nearly a quarter to a third. The Banshee target is used world wide to qualify AAMs. https://www.aereimilitari.org/immagini/Armamenti/Aria-aria/R-77/R-77-Adder_06.jpg 110 Kms is the right hand side scenario in ...
by YashG
17 Sep 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1895
Views: 499994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You do realize thats range has very little practical connotation? Why would you want to waste a missile? Max range BVR that Fizzle-Ya has is Amraam at 110 Kms. Pakis know we do not lie. Once we announce that Astra has been trialed at 110Kms on SU30MKI the PAF will not dare to be in the same air the...
by YashG
15 Sep 2019 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 798584

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese defence achievements till now have been significantly assisted by their stealing of secrets from other countries. But that is now beginning to change- countries have become very conscious of Chinese espionage. The recent arrest of a high standing official of huawei is a watershed moment. Fro...
by YashG
13 Sep 2019 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571297

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

More Salami Slicing over here in this video! https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/watch-chinese-groups-enter-indian-territory-at-demchok-in-ladakh/videoshow/70191209.cms Flags to change the status quo. While we're at pak's throat - the Chinese r slicing us away from the other side.
by YashG
13 Sep 2019 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571297

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The difference in perception over where the LAC lies on the northern bank of the lake, makes this contested terrain. In 1999, when the Army unit from the area was moved to Kargil for Operation Vijay, China took the opportunity to build 5 km of road inside Indian territory along the lake’s bank. The...
by YashG
11 Aug 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796540

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

1) is the huge loiter time/range of Su30. this is a BIG plus if the ballon goes up. the Pakistan lacks depth and i believe its air bases will be under lot of stress in a war situation...similarly indian bases close to border will be under stress. Ability to take off from rear bases and be in the fi...
by YashG
10 Aug 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796540

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

1) is the huge loiter time/range of Su30. this is a BIG plus if the ballon goes up. the Pakistan lacks depth and i believe its air bases will be under lot of stress in a war situation...similarly indian bases close to border will be under stress. Ability to take off from rear bases and be in the fi...
by YashG
09 Aug 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329355

Re: Military Flight Safety

With regards to the Sukhoi that crashed at Tezpur, the link has a video of burning wreckage https://twitter.com/bikash63/status/1159500918603145216?s=21 But the exIAF poster claims that this is due to cyber jamming of cockpit by China. Not sure what that means. But first time I am hearing a conspir...
by YashG
09 Aug 2019 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796540

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

manjgu wrote:bhai log..u even dont know 10% of what a SU30 can do if it gets angry..so calm down. The feb incident was localised ..if the ballon goes up Su30 will be the king.


I really want to know what happens when SU30 gets angry! Wht tandaav can it cause?
by YashG
05 Jun 2019 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 258785

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://www.dawn.com/news/1486603

Pakistan's defence budget is being reduced. The bowl gets smaller.
by YashG
07 Apr 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775246

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote: main goal should be to bomb their economy back to stone age rather than air to air heroics and wreckage counting. anything infra bigger than a goatshed [/u]


If you bomb their goatsheds too, then no biryani for them... :rotfl:
by YashG
07 Apr 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Karan, when you see this post ---> another one by Coupta for you to refute :) Talking nonsense as usual. India should look beyond 27 Feb numbers & build a stronger defence against Pakistan zCSsYdaW-1E His rant is so pedestrian. Not a single seminal point. This is the kind of discussion with whi...
by YashG
07 Apr 2019 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Circumstantial Evidence that Lara Seligman & her FP Article was special interest action Great analysis. I too think she got played (by who exactly is uncertain) and the reiteration via the Global Times article was doubling down to protect her "scoop". As you have correctly stated, she...
by YashG
07 Apr 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775246

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan says india planning more attacks! https://www.geo.tv/latest/233418-pakistan-has-credible-information-india-is-preparing-for-another-act-of-aggression-qureshi https://www.dawn.com/news/1474540 Preparations are being made, and there are chances of another attack against Pakistan. According to...
by YashG
07 Apr 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Circumstantial Evidence that Lara Seligman & her FP Article was special interest action 1. Lara Seligman (form hereon LS) hasn't reported on India before. Since Oct 25 - She has done 75 stories on FP since only 3 i.e. 4% stories on India. Of these all 3 have been since the Balakot strikes. 2. L...
by YashG
06 Apr 2019 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Another smoking gun. If US team counted the F16s and PAF showed a clean record - then ISPR would have reported the same by itself. It wouldnt have waited for seligman's article ( or unless they knew it ). But most likely this inspection never gives a clear picture down to the last A/C- it must someh...
by YashG
06 Apr 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

From Lara Seligman.... https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status/1114183187054366720 ---> Getting a lot of qs on whether the US included the F-16s Pakistan bought from Jordan in its count. The answer is YES: even third-party transfers of US equipment must go through the US government. ----------------...
by YashG
05 Apr 2019 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Why are people getting upset due to Paki paid FP article? Nobody is getting worked up. This is a war of narratives that we should win. This requires our *appropriate attention* so we stay on the top of narrative. History is written by the victor. Then the history becomes the truth. It is not about ...
by YashG
05 Apr 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

IAF shooting F16 & Balakot Strikes have been politicised. This is BAD. *IAF should take over the narrative of Balakot & F16 Dogfights, so it is not politicised.* Lara Seligman's article has Modi on top of the article. Why?! IAF action was not about Modi. When she calls IAF liars, its hurting...
by YashG
05 Apr 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

Aditya G wrote:Does the US count all F-16s, including the older ones and ex-Jordan airframes? The strict monitoring was only for the new Block 52 units


Ye which ones were counted? Probably the one that went down wasnt the one covered under US inspection (Jordanian perhaps).
by YashG
31 Mar 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 258785

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I will give it to Pak wrt marketing & perception management. Having said that I don't want neither our Govt nor the armed forces resort to lies, deception etc. just to preserve H&D. I am sure there are ways in which to have better perception management without resorting to the above. Pak fo...
by YashG
30 Mar 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 258785

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

ISPR has released this game where you get to play missions with Pakistani forces and intelligence arm.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tgr-the ... 91332?mt=8

Its a good marketing trick.
by YashG
19 Mar 2019 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3354
Views: 523636

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

I just hope GOI has been able to obtain some videos of locals taking Mobile videos of Paki Pilot and F-16 debris, these hopefully will be realeased in good time. IRNSS has 0.1 m resolution over the subcontinent. They should have some images ( f16 was shot, then its debris shud have scattered over a...
by YashG
03 Mar 2019 15:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775246

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The above details mentioned by Dileep is the probably the right location. Kagan Gali. I have posted the image in previous pages as well. Seminary on the hill top. We jut need the latest imagery. But as I mentioned, Pak would taken the whole world to the seminary, if it was intact. That would have b...
by YashG
03 Mar 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775246

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

:) Maybe. Just makes me happy if I can believe in my head that we did the damage. So as long as that article can be refuted/invalidated, I'm at peace. :D one of the main reasons for the persistent demand for India to provide proof is that such proof would reveal closely guarded and the highly class...

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