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by Haridas
11 Mar 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1651
Views: 211063

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. The old man said, he beat the pilot, who fought . The blood on old man's kameed is from the downed pilot, he was a "Sikh" and he fought with them. C...
by Haridas
11 Mar 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1651
Views: 211063

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

This reminded of my high school buddy who dropped a few bombs on pakiland... He dies testing Saras in 2009 I feel sadness. It reminds me of such loss. One of our close friend - brother of one of my physics professor- took part in both 1965 and 1971, got MVC but died later as a test pilot. MVC Wing ...
by Haridas
11 Mar 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1651
Views: 211063

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

Sudeep, did that image look like a F16 drop tank, can you cross-compare? https://youtu.be/3fIccixCTXk?t=27 This is the highest rez image i could find of the Pak (?) drop tank. https://twitter.com/MdShafiKhatana/status/1101001860864004096/video/1 https://twitter.com/HaridasKukkur/status/110481057052...
by Haridas
03 Mar 2019 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1651
Views: 211063

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

Haridas has a theroy and will let him post it. Twitter ate my original post of 2 days ago. Belated post of my visualization 24 PAF aircraft attack beaten by 8. It was an act of war and PAF was beaten. In the fog of war the 24 ship attack formation comprised: 8x F-16 4x JF-17 4x Mirage-3/5 8x J-7 (C...
by Haridas
02 Mar 2019 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3956
Views: 427849

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

R77 Vs AMRAAM. Some pessimists saying what Pork has is perfect and what India has R77 on Su30MKI are not perfect and Russia is deliberately not given us good ones. Answer: The BVRs are only as good as the radar that initially cues it the target vector (+ mid course update) and more importantly the t...
by Haridas
28 Feb 2019 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42221

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

Given that MWF is aimed at matching the mirages. An old mirage documentary by DD. Released after successful Op Balakot. Thank you for posting this. I am grateful to you. Very sad watching Ramesh “Joe” Bakshi. To think he is no longer around (lost his life in the 1989 Air Force Day crash). Very happ...
by Haridas
25 Feb 2019 23:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11141

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

If they initiate a nuclear exchange, walk our nuclear arsenal up the Punjab valley, making sure to contaminate their precious rivers - modern equivalent of salting the ground that the Romans did in Carthage. But to initiate an exchange? Cannot be allowed to happen. Nuclear annihilation is not worth...
by Haridas
25 Feb 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11141

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

^^^Please spare me. Don’t think if India doesn’t retaliate that Mumbai and Delhi will not be hit. Finishing this now as opposed to later is far more preferable. If you don’t like this talk then go hold candles at the border and continue to mourn the deaths of Indians in the future. +1008 You spoke ...
by Haridas
25 Feb 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11141

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

I recall Air Chief Marshal Mehra was very happy (had a mischievous smile) when first few Phalcon were ordered.
by Haridas
25 Feb 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11141

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

Will not be suprised with Brahmos with >300km range hitting Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
by Haridas
25 Feb 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11141

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

As to Paki air defense, given Pakis AF has smaller capability they have concentrated their air assets around Sargodha which also happens to be paki Punjab military heart. So IMHO their air defense assets are thrown to protect their cojons. This time though IAF has Brahmos in qty to supress their rad...
by Haridas
24 Feb 2019 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35040

Re: Aero India 2019

To begin with, the seeker can esiliy do the job of terminal homing. ECCCM already built in against powerful & heavy ship radar; AWACS capabelity is less than ship radars.
by Haridas
24 Feb 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42221

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

Indranil Roy ji aur Nilesh Rane ji
All I can say is "saadhu saadhu".
Hrydaya praphullit kar diya. Bhagwaan ki krapaa bani rahey aap sab par.
by Haridas
24 Feb 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42221

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

Super Articles by IR & NR. Can I ask a layperson question:- Are the canards of IAF MK2 big enough? Do they have adequate degrees of movement? Same question for horizontal tail ie Stabilators of NCLA MK2? ^^ engineering process extensively use CAD software(including finite element discrete inter...
by Haridas
24 Feb 2019 03:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208560

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Indranil and Jay S article has gone live folks ... Finally ! http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/22/tracking-the-tejas-the-design-evolution-of-an-indian-fighter-part-i/ Great work & service born out of love & passion. :shock: Just love all the assessment and details. :D Forced me remiscin...
by Haridas
22 Feb 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35040

Re: Aero India 2019

IAF honours slain Surya Kiran pilot with 'missing man' formation https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/aero-india-iaf-honours-slain-surya-kiran-pilot-with-missing-man-formation/articleshow/68075892.cms?utm_source=ETMyNews&utm_medium=HPMN&utm_campaign=AL1&utm_content=20 May I...
by Haridas
22 Feb 2019 14:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208560

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Singha, 3x 1000 kg class bombs eg Griffin NGLGB/ missiles/ heavy PGMs eg ASB Glide, 3.2 T+ (with pylons, depending on their weight can move this upwards ) 2x CCM (2x pylons) + 2x BVR (2x pylons) ~600 kg 3x Fuel tanks (~2000 kg+) 1x LDP/sensor (~220 kg) This is a standard long range strike config. w...
by Haridas
21 Feb 2019 23:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

A true son of Mother India who finally made the LCA program see the light of the day. https://img.timesnownews.com/story/1550586387-Manohar_Parrikar_ians.jpg?d=600x450 Absolutely true. My salute to former Defense Minister Mohan Parrikar for cleaning up the lutyen cob web to hang LCA by non-funding ...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35040

Re: Aero India 2019

I believe they will perform.
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 265002

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^ after ejection of the two pilots, looks like the damaged front section complete tore off
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 265002

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/CestMoiz/status/109 ... 52802?s=19

Wg. Cdr Sahil Gandhi, kia. Huatma ko Bhagwaan sadgati dey.
Wg. Cdr Vijay Shelke & Sqn. Ldr. Tejeshwar Singh injured.
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 454032

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

suryag wrote:Haridas sir- why couldn’t they fix the problem

^^ basically they need time and money to design a new aircraft. But the program is already kaput on both.
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155779

Re: Pulwama Attack

Misdirected use of equipment. Bullet is cheaper, more focused and always has desired result. Sir, ferociously angry guy inside me gives 101 Topon Ki Salami to this remark of yours. :D But practically speaking do you think is it possible that every day we fire 500-1000 full metal jackets to stone pe...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 454032

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^^ all trainers require student to learn and master recovery from inadvertent entry into spin, where in the aircraft enters a twisting and rotating downward fall. IJT with all its wind tunnel testing could not enter into spin. So istudent (sic) can't learn the basic skill of spun recovery. Afyer al...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35040

Re: Aero India 2019

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/two-surya-kiran-aircraft-crash-bengaluru-during-aeroindia-rehearsal-pilots-eject-96975 "The two pilots ejected and are being administered treatment. One of the pilots is seriously injured and is being administered care. Both pilots ejected on time. We will ...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 265002

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/two-surya-kiran-aircraft-crash-bengaluru-during-aeroindia-rehearsal-pilots-eject-96975 "The two pilots ejected and are being administered treatment. One of the pilots is seriously injured and is being administered care. Both pilots ejected on time. We will ...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 265002

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://www.news18.com/news/india/iafs-suryakiran-hawks-collide-mid-air-during-rehearsals-for-aero-india-expo-in-bengaluru-2041065.html NEWS18 » INDIA 2 IAF Surya Kiran Hawks Crash During Rehearsals For Aero India Expo in Bengaluru ccording to initial reports, two pilots managed to eject from the pl...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155779

Re: Pulwama Attack

Posting few other links..... The stated range is 100m -2km , so may be it can be used in Kashmir also. No visible injury, no red spots on body like pellet guns (for bad PR in leftist media) but saves precious lives of forces. A History of Using Sound as a Weapon https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 265002

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/statu ... 13856?s=19

AeroIndia: Two Suryakirans collided mid air.
by Haridas
19 Feb 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35040

Re: Aero India 2019

by Haridas
17 Feb 2019 05:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208560

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Would be interesting is to know : What is the delta between the IAF'S ASR between MWF & MMRCA?
by Haridas
15 Feb 2019 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 454032

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

.......We know how the lack of Trainers has been one of the key reason for many MiG21 accidents. I wonder what explanation IAF would have for this. Al that we have talked about and heard about how IAF creates ASQR using ad hoc copy paste method by selecting best of all in every column in the excel ...
by Haridas
15 Feb 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2485
Views: 491822

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

..... Quick question - of these 6 platforms, which DIDNT have sensor fusion already (of any proper kind) or even on its roadmap? F-16 Block70, F/A-18 E/F, Rafale, EF, Gripen NG, MiG-35 Then consider what "met ASQR" really means. Oouch, it stings, cold and arctic type !! Philips saar surel...
by Haridas
08 Feb 2019 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 261052

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

^^^ PVR Diamond Plaza.
by Haridas
07 Feb 2019 22:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IMO, your argument about long sorties is tangential to the topic I feel No sir, your feeling is not correct or substantiated by facts. I feel, as overwhelming majority of the bird strikes happen during TO and Landing If you refer to accidents happened in 2018 posted by me earlier, Mirage 2000 happe...
by Haridas
07 Feb 2019 21:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834765

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This gentleman's issues re: bias can clearly be seen from this excerpt. As the most experienced pilot on the Mirage 2000- 1st France batch- I was deputed to ADA for 8 months at ADA under Dr Kota Harinarayan, an offr I had trained on cockpit layout, emergencies and cockpit management on the MiG-21 b...
by Haridas
05 Feb 2019 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 261052

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I watched URI in Kolkata theater (Dumdum park), 4 days ago.
Audience clapped in joy four different times, including the end.
by Haridas
14 Jan 2019 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 454032

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Sir, from what I know, the HS 748, the cg is too far forward to encourage rare ramp ops. From memory, cabin tube seemed narrower than "anna battis" and is considerably slower. My flight from Guwahati to Kolkata on an AVRO (long back) was 03 hrs plus. Anna battis (AN 32) has a great short ...

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