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by souravB
22 Mar 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2478
Views: 332160

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Happy days are here again! Pakistan is endowed with riches of oil and gas beyond imagination https://www.dawn.com/news/1471138/pakistan-may-soon-hit-oil-gas-jackpot-pm Like their desert brothers they don't need to work for a single day and enjoy the fruits of allah's bounty. I so wish for it to be ...
by souravB
21 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 35705

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

I don't think static displays are high fidelity representation of final thing anything worse than Tejas Mk1 and the thing will go into the dustbin. IIRC this design is not yet freezed and it has been already said somewhere they are still tinkering with the design. But I do not think the final desig...
by souravB
21 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Don't fall for brochures. That is how INSAS was selected. Sir, not taking them on face value. Probably will take a decade to field telescoped rounds in real combat scenes. But this is where industry is moving for small to medium caliber weapons. BAE has come up with its version for 40mm cannon roun...
by souravB
20 Mar 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106679

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

Sir, two points PA2 will be nuclear powered, while the Vishal will be conventionally powered. Although that might change for India in the future. We already have the required power plant to make IAC2 nuclear powered. French used a similar rated reactor for CDG. We might have to use an extra reactor ...
by souravB
19 Mar 2019 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Joint Next Gen Small arms development between India & US "Overall, we look at this as a cost-efficient, cost-effective way to provide additional capability to the warfighter. There are three proposed mission scenarios, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, cross border operations and ca...
by souravB
18 Mar 2019 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3632
Views: 621054

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Most of their GDP growth comes from huge infrastructure and construction projects. With countries getting wiser to their trade policies, they do not have other ways to keep their GDP growth at an acceptable level other than churning out these military behemoths where they can employ quite a few peop...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5795

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Again, you don't seem to understand the issue at hand at all. MANPADS and VSHORADs are not the only threats in place. LY-80s are MRSAMs. Many of these will shred any slow, low-flying-medium altitude fighter, which in turn won't have the speed to get away or the performance to attack from medium alt...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5795

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Against tier 3 opponents, like the Afghans. Tell me, do you think your low flying and cheaper options will survive Pakistani Anza, Crotale, RBS-70, LY-80? Let alone the plethora of items the PRC fields? All that is fine, we are talking of survivability! How many pilots can the AF field again? And s...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5795

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

You are completely mistaken. One of the most effective CAS aircraft in the US inventory, which has been retained for the role is the F-16, another is the F-15. The aircraft frequently lauded by the press, the lay public, even the troops is the A-10. The USAF did all it could to get it out of servic...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5795

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

LCA Tejas would be a bad alternative against Hawk/IJT as a CAS kind of platform. Prime reason being it is made for supersonic flight regimes. SAAW and everything is okay on Hawk, but I would like to see a 30mm gun firing incendiary and sabot rounds. It could be our desi Warthog and invaluable during...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 04:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2886
Views: 484816

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It May Not Be A Bad Thing For India If GSP Goes...
by souravB
11 Mar 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307968

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I do not know how people with more experience than I overlook the fact that IAF wants Rafale. Period. It doesn't want F/A-18, it doesn't want Gripen and it sure as hell doesn't want the solah. They wanted M2k initially and now they want it's next avatar. The changes made in ASQR multiple times to ke...
by souravB
09 Mar 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Gurus, a nanha mujahid pooch, which type of PAF aircraft might have a callsign 'Zarrar'? It is moving from Bahawalpur to Islamagood.
TIA
by souravB
08 Mar 2019 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Here the VC talks about AK203 production from 4:00 minute onwards. Seems like they are planning it to be the mainstay of IA.
by souravB
07 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sachin sir, one can be hopeful as 5.56 carbine production get localised for IA with MII, we'll be moving away from AKs in the Army and the surplus AKs made in this factory will be fielded by CAPFs and Police forces. There will be a huge demand for better rifles in the havaldar ranks of state police ...
by souravB
06 Mar 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_B, Austin, Army asked for 8 lakhs 7.62 Nato rifle. OFB Ichapore designed a rifle and they hope to make 1.86 lakhs unit of it and rest will be through global tender. --snip-- IA couldn't get this number for money and backtracked. Hence this convoluted procedure. It would've been better though.
by souravB
06 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

AFAIK the intent is to purchase 3.2L rifles in 7.62NATO. 72k has been ordered as emergency and the RFI for the rest of 2.5L would be released soon as MII. AK308 will compete in that. New OFB 7.62NATO rifle after clearing trials may also participate. I can understand CAPFs using AKs but what I do not...
by souravB
04 Mar 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Folks something to ponder about is should we really consider designing assault rifles in India, isn’t license production good enough, this argument however doesn’t hold good for anything beyond mortars or Rocket launchers because the ARs are almost a commodity product in world markets The short ans...
by souravB
04 Mar 2019 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Uhh guys can we get back to the topic please.. please do not turn this topic into a political slugfest!!
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Honestly, I don’t see the point in getting into an intellectual discussion with you about “unnecessary danger” - But maybe we should ask the families of all the people who have died from terrorist attacks since 1990 if: blowing up a few squadrons of planes that will atleast allow for some retaliati...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Yes. I am glad we can agree on the red stuff. The power & economic asymmetry will keep growing so begging will only take them so far. They are done - they just don’t know it yet. India just needs leadership with Cajones to use the leverage India already has. It seems like India finally has such...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Because they don’t have the ability to consistently absorb the loses I proscribed - therefore they will not do this again . Two or three more such mis-adventures and they will not have an air force left. This is the “Doval Doctrine” and this is what is playing out. It is naivety at best to think th...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Yes, we can have fine intellectual discussions about things that will change - and many things will change now for the better. While training and equipment surely played a role in driving off the Baki’s - this time - luck also had a huge part in it. Driving them off doesn’t change the fact they wil...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Su Swamy Twitter
In the current political circumstances I cannot leave Delhi for a week

what can we make of this? gov is thinking of taking some big step? It's not over till it's over.
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What is the status of our MRSAMs? The navy bought some. How about the air force and army? Before we get S-400, MRSAMs will be useful to deal with the paki incursions like these ones. Army already ordered 5 regiments, delivery starting from 2020 and IAF will continue to use Akash as MRSAM till S400 ...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ aggression alright, but deterred nonetheless. Let's look at some points what their aggression can/have achieved. ⋅ They lost a fighter which was supposed to be their top dog till 2035 and two pilots, and we lost one a/c which we were going to replace in a year or two anyway. ⋅ ...
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A_Gupta wrote:--snip--

Unwashed abdul here but the after image looks like a construction site pic. no scorch marks, crater, broken concrete, destruction or damage to nearby constructs.
by souravB
03 Mar 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

My discussion was about the Balakot strike not the dogfight downing the F-16. The Microsat R AFIK is not radar imaging. The R-sat images will only be out in public domain after a few years at least. GoI wouldn't want to publicize our capability in radar imagery from space to people. That will be de...
by souravB
02 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Why are we targeting inside PoJK onlee. I'd say bring one prototype of ATAGS and target Manshera from Baramulla sector. Drop a few near Abottabad and let shalwars change colors automatically.
by souravB
02 Mar 2019 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

#Kotli is trending on twitter that we are using long range artillery. People even said we have used short ranged mizziles.
If by rule of thumb truth is somewhere in the middle, I'd say we are using 52 caliber artillery as well as pinaka.
by souravB
02 Mar 2019 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 27559

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Thanks but we do not wish to be insulted by comparison with "cable networks" such as the Chinese one. "CN" stands for Conspiracy News. Only the best. oops my mistake mi laard. I will offer two pigeons stuffed with plum cake atop Bogd Khan Uul on a full moon night in the name of ...
by souravB
02 Mar 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This is goldmine. Please share it as much as possible.
Baki FM all but agrees they are in cohorts with JeM. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

by souravB
28 Feb 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772239

Re: Small Arms Thread

Twitter Source Giving impetus to #MakeInIndia in defence. Now, AK-203 Assault Rifles will be made in India by a joint venture between Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern and Ordnance Factory Board. just leaving it out here for people who reined me in for expecting too much. I concede I overestimated the c...
by souravB
28 Feb 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The showing of AMRAAM used by a state in support of terrorist group on television isn't good optic for either Unkil or Jordan. The pressure on TSP will increase to wrap this up asap.
by souravB
28 Feb 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 27559

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

prat.patel wrote:What does UBCN stand for?

Ulan Batori cable network
by souravB
26 Feb 2019 09:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125310

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

The point is if Baki army is acknowledging this much then much more than just entering and drop a few bombs has happened.
By rule of thumb, I always take they report 30% of what actually happened.
by souravB
26 Feb 2019 08:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125310

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

I will be happier if Masood Ajhar was in that camp along with his brother.
by souravB
26 Feb 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 359
Views: 40175

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

That works too.. but while it is said our forces have advanced, it implies we have superiority over not only land but air too. If it is any consideration, PAF solahs without BVR were deterred by our Mig-29 with BVR providing cover to our M2000s on a bombing run during Kargil and now PAF solahs with ...
by souravB
26 Feb 2019 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 359
Views: 40175

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

APji, as per RDji's analysis our decision makers will draw the line in taking what's legally ours. In that scenario, while taking POK, we'll have to bombard indiscriminately all the settlements that falls in the area of our interest. Ofcourse we'll announce of our intent to bomb a day or so before t...
by souravB
25 Feb 2019 09:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155555

Re: Pulwama Attack

Wonder how independent SC is on matters of real national security and strategy. I am sure TheirHonners also eat rice, hain? All the Honors will take the first British Airways flight out towards land of pure. They will take few of their courtesans to drive the taxis already bought. With the vast exp...

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