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by fanne
15 Nov 2019 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521693

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

why this tail #? What is the logic/intel behind this. We know that one of the pilot who got some award (the one who ejected, not his partner), in official letter, he was first flying a 2 seater, then it changed to 1 seater (and some tail/serial number given - 06?). Is that the source or more intel? ...
by fanne
14 Nov 2019 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

you want stealth to defend, given limited money and option, If I can make stealth, I would make it for offense (no wonder, F-117 and B-2 came years before F-22). What if TSPAF decides not to launch any offense against India (because they are perhaps busy just defending, or maybe we are too strong wi...
by fanne
14 Nov 2019 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66988

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

you always learn something. I know this is 2019, do we have something on Falzalika -Delhi axis? I would imagine, they would first go after chicken neck than this....plus we are way bigger than the enemy in size, equipment, morale etc. But still do we have any corps or brigade guarding against these ...
by fanne
14 Nov 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11063

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

For people who are defensive when uber secular gang suggest that in place of Shri Ram Janam Bhumi, build a hospital or a school - We should agree, on one condition, when in Kaba, Mecca, let them replace it with a school or hospital first, we will promptly follow suite.
by fanne
14 Nov 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357259

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For people who are missing the Turkey discussion - https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5419&start=880 All these semantics that this turk or that turk is lost on the less informed Aam Abduls. The amm abduls belief that the turks ruled them (before Mughals). Please see attach...
by fanne
13 Nov 2019 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96975

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

All these semantics that this turk or that turk is lost on the less informed Aam Abduls. The amm abduls belief that the turks ruled them (before Mughals). Please see attached link (and I am here not discussing the truth but the belief that is held by IM) - http://www.westeastinstitute.com/journals/w...
by fanne
12 Nov 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521693

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

The best proof of paf shooting su30mki- they gave a higher award to the pilot who shot down mig 21 (after being late to the scene, by which time abhinandan had already shot the f-16) and lower medal to the pilot who supposedly shot down the su30mki. The announcement of that medal also came a little ...
by fanne
12 Nov 2019 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96975

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

What would be Turkey's interest in messing with India beyond general disdain for Kaffirs ? They are not really rolling in petro dollars nor India is Hindustan anymore. Hell, they don't even supply Oil to India nor have many Indian workers to have any leverage on us. Even ordinary Indian Muslim has ...
by fanne
11 Nov 2019 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961713

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

thx bandhus...60% is good. I wonder what is it for more exacting standards, such as Kaveri blades or AL-31 F blades.

Th path anyways goes this way - 10% then 20% the....and eventually high 90s %
by fanne
11 Nov 2019 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961713

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

does the word 60% yield here means that out of 100 blades made, 60 passed QA?
by fanne
11 Nov 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357259

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

While there is need to be concerned about SS+NCP+COng+mns to come together against BJP, I would assume the situation could be more like UP than Bihar (where JDU and RJD have vote bank that will transfer, though not so much as in past). The SP voters will vote BJP where there is BSP candidate and BSP...
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I guess all 23,000 temples should be liberated. In a small town that I come from, most of the towns in west have Islamic names, on the east has Vedic names. Our small town is where the peaceful army was defeated/stopped (there are shrines some 2 km west of two of these generals (and no memory of any...
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496675

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am just amused at the fact that the phoren trackers are doing a run around for nothing when these missile launches are announced and then cancelled.
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I wouldn't put it past the print to put false news Its not false, I heard it myself when he gave a press conference (although it is possible that I misunderstood). IIRC he was asked about RSS starting an agitation for Mathura and Kashi and his response was that RSS is not about agitations but about...
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357259

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

During the last term of Modi, the forum was peppered with posts by uber-yinduvadis. They had this list of core issues, which was being put on the back-burner in the interests of Vikas (you know, that entity which is useless in the absence of progress on core issues, because, well, the lack of progr...
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 03:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I wasn't there on 15 aug 1947 but I am here on November 9 2019!!
Shukla Paksha, Trayodashi, 2076 Paridhavi, Vikrama Samvata!!!
by fanne
10 Nov 2019 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/ThePrintIndia/status/1193104692735180800 ThePrint @ThePrintIndia RSS won’t push Varanasi, Mathura mosque issues after Ayodhya verdict, says Mohan Bhagwat ThePrint's Neelam Pandey @NPDay and Moushumi Das Gupta @dgupta_moushumi report No Kamments. I wouldn't put it past the print ...
by fanne
07 Nov 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

and Bharat Forge should be rewarded by contract for this. We need light guns in the Himalayas, 145 guns is too small a number.
by fanne
02 Nov 2019 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357259

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am not a Kannadiga, and hence not afflicted by any bias, and can afford to do out of box analysis. The down side is, I would miss any subtlety that only a Kannadiga would know (though if you are the new IT kind of a person, disconnected from grass root, than good luck with that capability). Around...
by fanne
30 Oct 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795468

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

Is it me or it looks like someone is fishing for operational (historical or old, but operational) tactics and details? All of these planes are still relevant for IAF.
Nice details though, information that I did not know (or perhaps do not have to know).
by fanne
30 Oct 2019 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I see what is going on. ADA/DRDO is developing AMCA on a current available non-optimum engine (just like LCA was with F404) - which is a very sound strategy, they should start as fast as they can They will like Kaveri develop a 110 KN engine, maybe with foreign collaboration (read Safran), more chan...
by fanne
30 Oct 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

sorry JayS, I still stand by the comments I made about the design parameters around AMCA and it's engine. Time is now to choose the right path (and I am not kidding myself that writing in BR forum would have much of an impact, but do see that many twitter handles have tweeted), I am all for AMCA, bu...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48727

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

any titbits on the 'findings' or 'outcomes'. I would not imagine that ME AF personnel (IAF serving personnel as well) are into blogging or giving out info, still looking forward to it. More interested in the F-16/Mig 29 matchup
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I think it was a typo from 110 to 119 (9 and 0 being side by side).
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/defence-ministry-to-seek-cabinet-nod-for-prototype-of-desi-stealth-jet/articleshow/71798166.cms The article says DRDO/ADA is angling for 110 KN engine (my bad, I do not know from where 119 came about, perhaps I was suggesting to go for an available engine th...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409371

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

So what wrong with 'right' wing MEPs visiting JK, earlier only 'left' wing visited!! I say right time to have a balance
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797885

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

let's not underestimate the FC31 (or overestimate). The future engine will not be as smoky. If the frame otherwise is LO, it is a big big threat.
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

ya super cruise is on dry thrust...Is the 119 KN engine has ~ 80 KN dry thrust *2 = 160 KN dry thrust to power 17 KG empty and 29 KG full upweight AMCA (Wikipedia numbers) to super cruise? What is the math that people are doing? What is strange is F-22 is also 18 KG empty and 29 KG all up weight pow...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Thanks Brar ji, I would imagine (and that is ignorant me) - efficiency, performance and reliability also comes in play (for a LO platform that will super cruise), it maybe deal breaker. Apart from weight penalty, to give the same thrust perhaps it will use more fuel (efficiency) - reducing range or ...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

the other thing that is killing AMCA is the drip and stop and start funding of AMCA/engine. At least the core technologies should be in constant funding, if not the FSED. In case of AMCA that could be shaping for LO, material, coating for LO, data fusion, Serpentine intake and engine performance int...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The case that I am making is simple. ADA did it research and came back with AMCA (with it's theoretical size, internal fuel, internal weapon carrying capacity, lift, drag etc.) and decided that they needed 2 119 KN engines. That is IMVVHO (in my very very humble opinion) a wrong path to take. There ...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

For a AMCA to super cruise it needs 120 kn engine, not the f414. No one is making one yet, and we have to we one very lucky in orders of magnitude over our new clear and space capability to pull this off. AMCA as planned now is DOA. Perhaps the establishment (including the iaf one) will wait for the...
by fanne
29 Oct 2019 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50033

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

My criticism of AMCA is around the engine -110 kn engine which no other country makes ( and we do not have the wherewithal to make one in the first attempt- even if we could from risk angle it is not the right strategy). Either we descope and plan around a lesser powerful engine(f414) from a known h...
by fanne
26 Oct 2019 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521693

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

https://twitter.com/hukum2082 Aditya ji, my inference is slightly different. Please refer to attached map My take is based on following assumptions - 1. TSPAF had 4 group of 4 fighters each - a)4 M -3 extreme south (facing mid Punjab), b) second group (main AG component)- 4 JF-17 and 4 M-V slightly ...
by fanne
26 Oct 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795468

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

Does anyone know if Mig 29 UPG also includes fly by wire upgrade? (Mig 29 K have them)
by fanne
25 Oct 2019 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107476

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Sorry for coming back to Mig 29k (and I am a fanboy for the record - but only of mother India) - Mig 29 has the range, is advanced to take out any adversary that we may face (TSPAF - P3 Orions, JF-17s, F-16s or Mirage Vs) or PLAN planes (too many to list - there SU- 33 equivalent may have more range...
by fanne
25 Oct 2019 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795468

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

https://twitter.com/hashtag/EasternBridge19?src=hash Trust the Russians to come with low cost, duh solution for many issues (IRST, Helmet mounted cueing...). In the video in the link, at 1:40, you see the Mig 29 cockpit. The interface of the canopy with the aircraft frame is lined with rear view mir...

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