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by gpurewal
16 Jul 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4307
Views: 216599

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

. . . as far as I know, there are no under-sea (or aerial) 400 Kilo Volt (KV) electrical transmission lines between India and Sri Lanka. These transmission lines (cables) would have to be massive, probably much bigger and much more secure than under-sea telephone/Internet communication cables that ...
by gpurewal
15 Apr 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 445
Views: 78798

Re: Military Humor and related

This is a snippet from "The Intruders" by Stephen Coonts. The protagonist (naval aviator) has been transferred to a Marine Attack Squadron and his colleagues are chatting about the Marine aviators. Tricky was a wiry, dark, compact man. Now his brows knitted. “Knew a Marine fighter pilot on...
by gpurewal
09 Apr 2019 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20464

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approves procurement of 464 T-90MS tanks. Interesting. What is the role of a T-90 in today's (post-Syria) battlespace? Can they survive in a space infested with TGMs and attack helicopters, not to mention air-launched guided weapons? I was thinking of the Ukrai...
by gpurewal
02 Apr 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3046
Views: 423249

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

Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage? I think they would be easy targets, since they would be stationary and need to be tethered to the ground. In addition, Radar Coverage in the Himalayas is difficult because of the peaks shielding planes from radar detection, if the planes fly low...
by gpurewal
27 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3002
Views: 254851

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Kartik wrote:Amazing patch collection!

There's a phenomenal "Deep Penetrating Strike Pilots" patch for Jag crews with a babe transposed next to a Jag :lol:



The "Surprise Shock" caption on the Garud badge perfectly rounds it off as well
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 58701

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

But, I have always wondered if a Mig-29UPG like solution is possible. You brought back memories that I have fought long to suppress. But functionality wise, I think the UPG version would make refueling a bit more challenging, since the probe is right beside the cockpit (left hand side I believe), i...
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 347
Views: 80752

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I'm just so goddamn happy that new artillery is being inducted finally, even if some journalists are calling them "Desi Bofors". I just can't wait to see the ATAGS come into play as well. Does anybody know what names are being considered for the ATAGS? I wonder if a Sanskrit translation fo...
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 58701

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

I'm not a huge fan of non-retractable refueling probes, since they like an ugly wart on an otherwise beautiful object imo. Was this chosen over a retractable probe due to size limitations of the radome, weight savings, something else? As a Cobham manager mentioned a long time ago, they explored ret...
by gpurewal
22 Mar 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3370
Views: 456832

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The US Navy along with the Sea Power Congressional committees has released its 30-year ship building plan. FY 2020 U.S. Navy 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan I'm still reading the full document and the supplementals but so far some key findings - - They will end DDG-51 Flight III program in 2024 after buy...
by gpurewal
22 Mar 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 58701

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

I'm not a huge fan of non-retractable refueling probes, since they like an ugly wart on an otherwise beautiful object imo. Was this chosen over a retractable probe due to size limitations of the radome, weight savings, something else?
by gpurewal
19 Mar 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3046
Views: 423249

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

Katare wrote:It isn’t going to satisfy the doubters, so whats the point. It’ll only cause more bickering aka Rafale, SC and CAG reports made no difference to congoons and their supporters,did it?


Same breed as flat-earthers and antivaxxers. Head deep in the sand when presented with facts/figures.
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3028
Views: 431174

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

Original post in PAK-FA thread https://yadi.sk/a/WWdBbxDH3Vnim8 view of the workship for the fabled izedliye 30 engine that is in flight test for 16 months now. 11 tons dry and 19 tons wet ie akin to a 20% growth version of the JSF F135 engine. with better sfc and durability than al31-41 family, and...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1702
Views: 367387

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Calm yourself, it's only a question regarding the use of a strategic resource for Spec Ops being used to ferry staff. MeshaVishwas clarified that it was being used for TROPEX2019. What you want to know is alternative operational uses of Hercules (such as command posts) or relation between services ...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1702
Views: 367387

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This kind of reporting without any context aims to extract operational details by sensationalising a non-matter. BRF would do well to nip such posts in the bud. Calm yourself, it's only a question regarding the use of a strategic resource for Spec Ops being used to ferry staff. MeshaVishwas clarifi...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1702
Views: 367387

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Just another "troop transporter" ferrying the CDS, Admiral Lanba Image Courtesy : The Indian Navy Nitpicking here, but wouldn't it be cheaper for the Navy (and other arms for all that matters) to charter a flight from one of the airlines, instead of using an asset like the Hercules? Unnec...
by gpurewal
14 Mar 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 294142

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1097857642452656128 ----> FLASH: “We may be interested in the FGFA/Su-57 as a commercial sale once Russia fully develops it,” says Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra. (In other words, no chance of India returning to the program as a partner of any kind.) so the initi...
by gpurewal
14 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5536
Views: 465432

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Very reactive No new data Just following herd in uk In contrast to meto: A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have temporarily grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes as a precaution. Canada is not one of them. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Tuesday Canada will not ...
by gpurewal
06 Mar 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 91666

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

BTW out of sheer curiosity, what would be the feasibility of trying to get something like this as a Vishaal? Just wondering? Lease it perhaps? Buy 60 super hornets and ensure local production of the 414? The US if our new Chum esp for the Navy it seems... https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose...
by gpurewal
02 Mar 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3046
Views: 423249

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

FWIW only .... Via circulation online! Hats off to the Wg Cdr Abhinandan (I suddenly want to grow the same style of stache as him). The only question I have is why the Su-30 did not chase the F-16, while the MiG guarded the oil field? Was the intention that the Sukhoi hold the line while the 21's R...
by gpurewal
02 Mar 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3046
Views: 423249

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

sudeepj wrote:Newbie question.. Does the Kopyo radar go in the Mig 21 Nose Cone or is carried on a pod?


Nose Cone, which will still cause issues with the radar being able to scan at certain angles due to the limitations in place with the nose cone dimensions.
by gpurewal
28 Feb 2019 03:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 39512

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

A chinese plane going through J&K https://www.flightradar24.com/CSC603/1fa3e5d4 3U603 /CSC603 Sichuan Airlines (Wuliangye Livery) CTU Chengdu CST (UTC +08:00) Scheduled 2:45 Actual 1:12 DXB Dubai +04 (UTC +04:00) Scheduled 6:55 Estimated 5:20 supposedly civilian Course has been adjusted to show...
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 03:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I suspect that PAF might sneak up to or release their bombs from their own airspace at some empty field and than claim equal equal. In that case, they may think that since no damage was done to India or Indians there won’t be a retaliation. The other face saving avenue i can think off is intense ho...
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 01:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

I think most Indians couldn't work properly today productivity rates where Indians work must've taken a nosedive, especially if they are brfites :D Just now received a call from relative, He is organizing a party this weekend to celebrate IAF strikes :shock: A Dalmore 18 would pair perfectly, imo.
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 01:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

hell i should be working in office. visiting US for two weeks, saw gafoora's tweets made fun of him on twitter and tehn went to sleep. Now can't focus on work. I'm in the same boat as you. Thankfully, I haven't got a ticket yet to distract me from what really matters :lol: Oh wait, it's lunch time!
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

ArjunPandit wrote:
gpurewal wrote:Could it just be posturing? Trying to make the Indian Forces flinch and fire first?
if they cross border it wont matter. Will IAF get to cook the goose or IA?


Why not both? Hell, if they cross the border, the IN could join the fray as well. Old Neptune, Shake thy hoary locks!
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Could it just be posturing? Trying to make the Indian Forces flinch and fire first (small arms/mortars not included)?
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Fizzleya F-16 pilots when they scrambled and realized the size of the Indian "Package" :rotfl: https://media1.tenor.com/images/450893233c2b759929512edc91ca97e0/tenor.gif https://media.defense.gov/2016/May/13/2001538366/-1/-1/0/160505-F-JH697-173.JPG Well, size does matter as well. Just wi...
by gpurewal
27 Feb 2019 00:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140381

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

I'm spending more time refreshing and reading this thread, than doing work, at work. I just wish I had a bag of popcorn with extra butter, topped with jalapenos at the moment. I'm just hoping that PM Modi stares dead pan to his cabinet ministers and utters the following words: "Release the Krak...
by gpurewal
21 Jan 2019 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 445
Views: 78798

Re: Military Humor and related

JayS wrote:Are they wearing motorcycle helmets..? :shock: Tony stark must be laughing somewhere.. :rotfl: :rotfl:


More like Catherine Halsey cringing at the sight of the cheap Chinese knock offs.

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by gpurewal
25 Oct 2018 23:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416225

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

@gpurewal: Thank you! just to clarify And this mechanism wouldn't keep out water ? Also is there any record of western MBT's using sealing putty ? We Canadians like to use Duct Tape for all manners of maintenance and other handy work; ranging from fixing the old Sea Kings, to sealing tanks. All jes...
by gpurewal
21 Oct 2018 09:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416225

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Hello All; appreciate you folks letting me join. Been a long-time lurker. I do have a query for any resident tank experts we might have regarding T-90's in service with the Indian Army. During a documentary; IA was demonstrating deep river crossings on the T-90. They pointed out how Indian Army use...

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