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by fanne
01 Apr 2020 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332408

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys, whoever is reading this and whoever can get this to top management. Absolutely important. 3 places that flatten the curve had one thing common and other countries that have not flatten do not have this - Everyone is wearing the mask, both sick and non-sick, symptomatic and non-symptomatic. Jap...
by fanne
31 Mar 2020 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332408

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Jay, please if this news is genuine, please do not go around spreading FUD. This is no time for politics. People are actually making life/death decision based on that. If the news is true, reporting it as fake, mostly because of political belief is insane. It mostly started when Trump claimed this a...
by fanne
31 Mar 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

IF I may take a shot at it. LCA -IOC, LCA -FOC and LCAMK1 (123 planes in total) uses F404 and not f414. MWF will use F414, but a definite design of intake is not in public domain to make a comment that it is adequate or not. No Tejas as of now (or in future) will use F414, MWF will repeat No Tejas a...
by fanne
31 Mar 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

the effort put by 11 BRD for MIG 29 UPG has lot more value addition than what Kamra does for JF-17
by fanne
25 Mar 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67696

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

this could be the best use of downtime at HAL - build NLCA - risk mitigation vis a vis Mig 29 (I believe at least in AA role, NLCA has adequate range and time on station with enough aa missile). A mixture, where NLCA provides AA coverage (and if A to S or A to G if feasible) while M29 goes out for A...
by fanne
25 Mar 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613651

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In case the picture above does not load, please visit this link.... Indian Navy will consider subs by the Kilo https://www.dailyo.in/politics/indian-navy-submarine-kilo-class-russian-arms-deal-indo-russian-inter-governmental-technical-commission-irigtc/story/1/32600.html 23 March 2020 Why buy old R...
by fanne
21 Mar 2020 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199135

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Are these ka-31 (our answer, plan B) for IAF? Can they be?
by fanne
21 Mar 2020 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706492

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Thanks, with the lockdown, one more book to read.
by fanne
18 Mar 2020 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706492

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I think it will have significant impact on their fighting ability in the Himalayas. They need to be tech advanced (and hence low numbers) to face US off it east cost. US is not coming in millions but in a very lean and mean manner. They have no choice to go lean and mean. In the Himalayas, can you h...
by fanne
18 Mar 2020 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

excellent news!! (when there is doom and gloom around because of Wuhan Virus). To my untrained eyes, I see many changes, hope to post them (ask about them) in coming days. Wished it flew in December, all 4 deliver by now and today we were resurrecting Flying Bullets. I guess we took the right road b...
by fanne
17 Mar 2020 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332408

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Indrad, does that mean people taking lisinopril drop taking it?
by fanne
16 Mar 2020 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 733
Views: 202650

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

If you really be bookish about it, there is not match up between Mig 21 and F-22 to declare one is better than other (and no explanation is enough if I can keep questioning...there is no end to this debate). The Turkish F-16 and M2K of Greece keeps tangling with claims and counterclaims. IAF and PAF...
by fanne
10 Mar 2020 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609514

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

The whole argument is sap-518 perhaps jams all frequency in certain frequency spread. In that there is no communication, not even for r-27. Unless sap-518 shuts for some time to let the signal go through, making itself vulnerable to opposition missiles.
The IR version of r-27 will work fine
by fanne
10 Mar 2020 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609514

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

I am very glad to read this. To the mod who had deleted one of my post - I had done the search, but not within BR, just www and this info did not show up. The only thing showed up was SAP-x18 bad/good etc., India getting it and then not getting it. Speculation Alert -I wonder why R-77 is not part of...
by fanne
08 Mar 2020 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613651

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would say that Navy can mature LCA and twin-seater TEDBF (ORCA for IAF) way faster than IAF can. For that reason, lets support them. Having TEDBF and it's technology flowing into ORCA, we can stave off importing twin-seater 4.5 gen - 5th gen plane 10 years down the line (if we ever buy something b...
by fanne
07 Mar 2020 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609514

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

Unresearched comment deleted.
by fanne
07 Mar 2020 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

For some reason IAF is silent and people on this board who interacted with WCo Abhi on this board are silent. FWIW this action made us aware of PAF full spectrum EW capabilities and that itself is worth its weight in gold. That’s a very interesting observation. But is it true, do we know that we ha...
by fanne
07 Mar 2020 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

IAF IMVHO had a bvr edge even during the post balakot episode, just didn't use it because of roe. And once the tspaf till their shots, iaf had no choice but to defend. They could have easily counter attacked and wiped the floor with the solahs but this would mean escalating the situation considerab...
by fanne
07 Mar 2020 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

It better, the financial year closes March 31. I have a noble suggestion, if we can have few more March 31 in the year, HAL will deliver more aircraft. They are mighty afraid of that date, they may not produce anything whole year, but seeing this date, just before a month, they will produce a year w...
by fanne
07 Mar 2020 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3944
Views: 432661

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thanks, I was wondering what forum was I at? One post looked like it was BR, the next it would look like deaf and dumb.
by fanne
05 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

personally I am ok with delay from HAL side if that is technical in nature (as in due to new parts, tech, processes etc.). The delay is not good if because of management reason, lack of oversight, thorough planning, budget, inter department frictions etc. What is sad in all this is, HAL has not gain...
by fanne
03 Mar 2020 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

The moot point then and even now is, "whether iaf has the political go ahead for such action"? If the answer is no, then we have learnt nothing from this engagement with advesary who is hell bent on our destruction. That is a very wrong conclusion at best and a blatantly mischievous one a...
by fanne
02 Mar 2020 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199135

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Thanks will let Shri R S know. Who do you prefer?
by fanne
02 Mar 2020 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199135

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I would push for F-35. Trump -2 can make it happen. 40 planes will do just fine. Even if it is costlier than Rafale (which I doubt)
by fanne
01 Mar 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

BTw the above site looks like loaded with viruses that a 'normal' software will not catch.

I did not know that our Mig 21 supported ELTA radar and missiles (we got kopyos and r-73/r77). Was he talking about Romanian upgrades or has he taken to some good afgani stuff?
by fanne
01 Mar 2020 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246745

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

Yaar this Mitra talks so much BS with so much confidence. He should have stuck to his hotel management stuff and taken it from there. +100 Karan. Since large numbers are going to be hard in terms of $s... Every single purchase should offer massive bang for the buck. A couple of stealthy, extremely ...
by fanne
01 Mar 2020 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

We keep on rehashing the same, and it is because we are ( at least I am) disappointed that the air battle did not yield at least 4 to 5 TSPAF downed plane for 0 loss of IAF planes. In my mind that is how strong the IAF is. And the reality is in a true air to air battle as in a full fledged war, it w...
by fanne
28 Feb 2020 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

long range BVR can be anything...Astra (enhanced) has already been inducted, per news not 50 but 250 (is that per year - total amraam for TSPAF is 500). Astra enhanced per news is way better ranged than r-77 and equal or better than what the neighbor has. I hope we got some of those hush hush rusky ...
by fanne
28 Feb 2020 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1031716

Re: Levant crisis - III

source please and links.
by fanne
28 Feb 2020 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664585

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

I think we should leave mk1a - light. Mk -2 is coming and it will have longer legs and payload. There is need for both. First is a cheaper fighter, small form (can fit in existing forward Mig 21 size pens), low operational foot print and fast turn around. It is good for quick scramble, CAP over own ...
by fanne
27 Feb 2020 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

yes some one please
by fanne
26 Feb 2020 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

I don't think AMAARAMS are bad missiles, they are in fact very good. All I was saying that AMARAAMs have only 10 kills in last 30-40 years and max range was 6 (or 10 miles). Mainly used by US against Serbia, IQ, Libya ETC. I think range may have been dedicated more by ROE, US had full control of the...
by fanne
26 Feb 2020 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3944
Views: 432661

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

How come an IB officer is identified in Delhi and killed? It sounds just like jk in 1990s. Was it common info in his neighborhood that he was ib and some aapians outed him? Or aapians owned and operated cctv (the one that outed AS visits) traces and identified him. Then this info was shared with a g...
by fanne
25 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587419

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nikhil T wrote:Disclaimer: Not a SG or INC fan, but just commenting on the optics.


REALLY? Ashamed or Taqiya?
by fanne
24 Feb 2020 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

Just a lesson, how good is AIM missile family. Before 2019, AIM had grand total of 10 kills, in its 3 decades of service, max distance of fire was 6 miles and mainly us planes against Iraq, Serbia, Libya.... Our collective non fighter wisdom is really low. We do not know enough to claim xyz good bad...
by fanne
22 Feb 2020 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

If my hypothesis is right, not firing r-77 on feb 27 does not have to do with either Roe or whose range is more. We were carrying limited number r-77 (and 73) as we were on continuous cap (and would not lug infinite number of missiles, simply to preserve them, else we would use up billion dollar wor...
by fanne
22 Feb 2020 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648821

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

We do not have luxury of 'secret' info and at least me, never flown a plane even on a desktop. Regardless, let me speculate (based on logic) 1. IAF was prepared for the retaliation. How many planes can it put on continuous cap?, We had around that time 150 SU30MKI (250 @60% availability), 36 M2k (50...
by fanne
19 Feb 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 498
Views: 76054

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

nope, I believe TSP is done. We have to help the process to make it faster
by fanne
19 Feb 2020 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609514

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

What optical sights? There are optical sensors for forward looking and down ward targets iirc on the 35 series. I had this brainwave (or did I read it somewhere) that 35 series had many optical sights mainly to uncover LO planes (that may not be so easily tracked by radar). In theory, even 1 degree...

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