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by sajaym
09 Oct 2020 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042638

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjyUIBhVcAEo_vC?format=jpg&name=small Looks great! I'm glad they did not go for the MI17-type intakes which was shown in one model. This model largely follows the ALH lineage. See the way these Helicopter guys are pushing out different variants based on the ALH desig...
by sajaym
05 Oct 2020 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213005

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

Are the Suryakirans carrying a Gun pod in the centerline? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjfPE0SVgAE_tk7?format=jpg&name=small When was this photo taken?? If recently, it shows that the Hawks have already been kitted up for war. I guess we have to expect that all the IAF Hawks have this set up now...
by sajaym
30 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55214

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

This is a great development for the transport aircraft program in India. I see great opportunities for this design to be scaled up into > stretched > 4 engine turboprop > turbofan versions. The next logical progression from this model is something of the dimensions of the Dornier 328, which also had...
by sajaym
29 Sep 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007737

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

...So all we have are the prototypes left over from the program after it ended. Makes sense not to waste them and deploy them now that the need is felt, but it is still a few leftover missiles. Not a large inventory. I agree. Unlike massa we people are not the type who like to fire hundreds of crui...
by sajaym
15 Sep 2020 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042638

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All the current ALH subvariants have a similar intake and exhaust layout. But the IMRH seems to have a very different intake/exhaust layout. Is it because the designers are making a provision for the same engines as the MI-17 (in case our current engines fall short) or is it because such a layout is...
by sajaym
13 Sep 2020 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 688958

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

Mort, you know very well how the netas/babus squandered the original deal for the additional M2Ks and left the IAF high & dry. Now if you are in IAF boots and if you know that the Rafales are damn good fighters & that you don't have enough of them, isnt it better to order a few more now rath...
by sajaym
08 Sep 2020 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370990

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I'm frequently seeing TV channels gushing about the SFF. All credit to the SFF, but what people are not realizing is that the SFF is nothing but the Indian equivalent of the mujahideen or similar to the Mukti Bahini/LTTE. The only difference is that while Pakis train their 'freedom fighters' to terr...
by sajaym
02 Sep 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Can we say the same about the GoI? Vivek, I think the fact that PM Modi visited Ladakh on Jul 3 is proof enough of this govt's intention in righting the wrongs in this region. If not for it's actual understanding of the strategic implications, then at least they (BJP) will want to do it as part of ...
by sajaym
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31006

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

https://twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1292071171941232642?s=20 ---> And this is what LCHs are capable to fire... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ee5btY0UYAAvOGK?format=jpg&name=small The only weapons certified on the LUH are ATAM, FZ 70 mm rockets and 20mm Nexter gun. Rest all are speculation. @tsark...
by sajaym
02 Aug 2020 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081978

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

We should have a rule in IAF that no aircraft type with less than 5 squadruns (or whatever a more practical number in terms of logistics) should be inducted. If inducted, efforts be made to reach 5 squadrun number. So MIG29 should be atlest 5 squads. I wish we could do the same for Mirage2000. More...
by sajaym
31 Jul 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 81983

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I wonder who was the man who proposed this design. He was truly a visionary. Had his design been accepted, there would have been no separate 'MK-2', TEDBF, ORCA, AMCA drama. His design combines the current 3 aircrafts into one (four if you consider that this design could be used for UCAV also), -- a...
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

What prevents us from mining a few of the approaches near the LAC? Is there any agreement between India and China prohibiting deployment of mines?
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter
Replies: 50
Views: 7075

Re: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter

Hello All, I've recently downloaded a game called 'Marina Militare' on my mobile. It has got simulation for an AV-8B Harrier II. In order to fly it properly I would like details on takeoff and landing procedures of actual Harriers. If any of you know any retired Indian Navy Sea Harrier pilots, pleas...
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 688958

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

Agreed! But now the purchases are skewed in favour of domestic products -- 120+ Tejas Vs 36 (+36?) Rafales, and this is a welcome development. Encouragement of domestic products while retaining the competitive edge using stop gap imports. Win win for all!
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 688958

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

Just a hypothetical question -- which are the airbases where you will prefer the next two Rafale squadrons to be based? My pick -- Gwalior and Thanjavur. Easy to talk about cost and talk about Atmanirbhar Bharat, when you are not in the cockpit with a PL-12 or AIM-120C5 bearing down upon you at Mach...
by sajaym
27 Jul 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204582

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The Sprut-SD/SDM Light Tank is a good buy. An IL76 can carry 2 of them and air drop them as well. It would be stupidity to pit them in a face-to-face fight against regular MBTs. I guess this tank is supposed to be used like how the rcl jeeps were used. Shoot and scoot. Also just two of them OR 1 Spr...
by sajaym
13 Jul 2020 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081978

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

Till now we have only seen the SU-30MKI and the Mirage-2000 land on highways. Both these aircraft are big & expensive and produced in limited quantities in our country (it'll be a big loss if any of them suffer bird hits/FOD damage during highway landing) and both have long range with/without ai...
by sajaym
07 Jul 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The photos posted earlier on this thread indicating tunnels etc. The Chinese know very clearly their supply chain weaknesses across the border. I would expect them to continue building huge interconnected subterranean spaces to store supplies, troops, tanks etc. Has been done before. And the Chines...
by sajaym
03 Jul 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Philip wrote: The Iranians have mounted atop the small cabin a device that looks like an MBRL which fires SR missiles resembling either ATGMs or MANPADS. V.innovative,the boats are featherweight too.


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by sajaym
02 Jul 2020 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

D_F12kZcp2c Seeing this video, you can see the vulnerability of tank operations in the mountains. The tanks are moving on flat lands between towering mountains on both sides. Anti-tank crews sitting on the mountains and looking down on the tanks have a naturally advantageous shot. Plus in those reg...
by sajaym
30 Jun 2020 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

As flow of Galwan river increases, Chinese troops well equipped, Indian troops may need specialised clothing ...the Indian Security forces are now feeling the need for specialised waterproof clothing for the troops deployed there in a standoff position with China. Technically, it is to address such...
by sajaym
29 Jun 2020 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/ladakh-standoff-indias-allies-pitching-in-with-weapons-ammunition/amp_articleshow/76680551.cms?fbclid=IwAR1EKp8KDBV9gJkswrHBULTBKKhVSlPVlBnEvJ7dEVvz0-7IHEb_rJRtduM ...an in-service Israeli air defence system is expected soon... Which Israeli ADS will it be? ...
by sajaym
27 Jun 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

...They want to secure this side to take on the colonials... I'm tempted to agree with this line, and this line only. Because, of all it's bigger enemies only India is the most C****ya (as per them). So what do they do? They want to take as much land as possible and straighten out the LAC to their ...
by sajaym
26 Jun 2020 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 435533

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

These days in news reports of encounters, I'm seeing lots of visuals of troops running towards the encounter site with bullet-proof shields. This is welcome development, these shields can avoid needless casualties. My pet peeve is that lots of troops still don't have optical sights on their guns and...
by sajaym
25 Jun 2020 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

...Do you think the deterrent will be kept idle ...not first use is a very foolish idea in these situations...should be dumped aside if push comes to shove. Here also we are in luck -- the same people who lit the fuse in 1998, are back in power. However, I would've like it if we had an EMP bomb on ...
by sajaym
24 Jun 2020 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbQFKJRX0AI8wXv?format=jpg&name=small If it is technically possible, i would setoff charges in the moutains on both sides where that red line touches. Have the debris cave in and block that narrow passage. Once that passage is blocked, it will fill up with water and ...
by sajaym
24 Jun 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

:idea: Mods, I'm sensing that there needs to be a feature wherein every thread should have a folder of the photos shared in that thread. And this folder of photos should store the photos with some reference number which can be quoted by posters as reference in any discussion. The link to this folder...
by sajaym
22 Jun 2020 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Their Galwan movement is, in all likelihood, the southern arm of a pincer manoeuvre. The northern arm of the pincer is the armour backed forces through Depsang (south of DBO). The objective of the Great Superior Han Army appears to be slicing off the area south of DBO, which I had posted in an earl...
by sajaym
22 Jun 2020 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If the non-use of IAF in 1962 was a big blunder, this time my biggest doubt concerns the use of Surface to Surface missiles by us. I do hope that the GOI or armed forces do not hold back on missile strikes in the hope of quid pro quo from the chinkis & pakis, it would be a grave mistake. I seem ...
by sajaym
19 Jun 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

the associated heights / ridges to be under Indian control Golden words. Now this is the only way left for the IA to respond -- take as many heights or choke-points one-by-one, just like Kargil. It's going to be bloody and will mostly have to be a special forces operation, but it'll be worth it. On...
by sajaym
18 Jun 2020 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It is not easy to hit targets on reverse slope in mountains. Maybe someone's already taken that into account... Brahmos Block III has advanced guidance and upgraded software, incorporating high manoeuvres at multiple points and steep dive from high altitude. The steep dive capability of the Block I...
by sajaym
18 Jun 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The interesting thing I find about the whole standoff is we have public satellite images of chinese ICV, trucks and even artillery. There is none of Indian build up.. Either we are really good at artillery placement (should be given the decades of fire fights in LoC) or the Chinese are showing thei...
by sajaym
17 Jun 2020 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

In all the time that i've spent on the China Military Watch thread, posters there have commented that the moment China suffers casualities in any war with India, they'll fold. Yet I'm seeing the opposite in our case, 20 men dead & counting and such a huge uproar is raging across this country fan...
by sajaym
16 Jun 2020 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Very sad. The GOI and the IA need to take this incident as an opportunity to convert the LAC into a 'hot border' like the LOC with Pakistan. I'm not recommending artillery booming and missiles streaking right away, but we can definitely start with a few sniper shots & mortar rounds interlaced wi...
by sajaym
04 Jun 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 378034

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

suryag wrote:Gurus two questions
1. there are a couple of 29s with smaller black nosecones, are these variants that we dont know ?
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MiG-29UB (Product 9.51)Twin seat training model. Infra-red sensor mounted only, no radar.
by sajaym
31 May 2020 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 833736

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^^^ On the topic of Indo-Aussie swapping islands (not sure if the word "swap" is right). It looks more like the ability to use each others facilities. May 30, 2020 : SWAPPING OF MILITARY ISLANDS BETWEEN INDIA AND AUSTRALIA TO COUNTER CHINA’S AGGRESSION Makes sense too because both the I...
by sajaym
29 May 2020 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 833736

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Awesome! Presence of Mirage-2000s so close to the border indicates that IAF has already been tasked with strike targets, in case the balloon goes up. This means that this time GOI is definitely not planning to repeat Chacha Nehru's 1962 mistake. Jai ho!
by sajaym
28 May 2020 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 435533

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pulwama-like-terror-attack-averted-400-crpf-jawans-were-target-jammu-kashmir-621265 Security forces including intelligence, army, police averted a major Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Ayengund area of Rajpora, Pulwama after forces neutralise...

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