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by Philip
03 Mar 2019 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 40854

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

The goal of the Pakis with their latest round of terror outrage and obvious Indian response must be analysed in detail.The Q that beggars everyone is why Pak apparently embarked upon this " suicide mission", pun intended? First, given the scale of attack against the CRPF forces, 44 killed,...
by Philip
03 Mar 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Will Bahwalpur now be evacuated? Surely its not going to survive in the future should Pak continue with its terror.

However, there is a need for analysing Paki motives right from the suicide attack, which needs to be debated in the strat. page.
by Philip
03 Mar 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1537
Views: 191043

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

With due respect to Tejas, it hasn't the speed of the 21.That's its current problem, underpowered.It should have (Mk-2) a TVC engine either the one on the MIG-35 or the EJ200- also with a TVC variant, which I've been advocating for long. From the reports available so far, it is most likely that the ...
by Philip
02 Mar 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 428259

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Chola, there's a good Iranian v-clip taken from the sub showing the launch just a few feet below the sea surface in what appears to be an orange canister.After a few hundred yards, the missile ignites and takes off from the canister.It is supposed to be a Chin derivative with a short range of about ...
by Philip
02 Mar 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 915
Views: 123922

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

F-35C IOC achieved for the USN.A landmark for the type. though EMALS has a few problems, launch rates yet to achieve expected rate, but the F-35Cs arrival in combat mode aboard USN CVs will usher in a new era for USN carrier aviation and capability.It is going to be interesting to see how it will co...
by Philip
02 Mar 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1537
Views: 191043

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

Tx.Austin on that fascinating account of the MIG-21 by Air Cmde.Tyagi. In it he also mentions that the MIG-29 is the best combat fighter in the world adding to the words of AM Masand on the same .B.Karnad in one of his blogs had more on that. The most telling point he made was that even the upgraded...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Let's be sober in analysis.In war expect casualties...of all types of aircraft and eqpt.In the last Lebanon spat the Istaelis lost several Merkava tanks.Where the tanks poor? No.They were not supported by infantry allowing the Hiz to disable them at close quarters with legacy Sov. era ATGMs and tand...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490282

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

I simply cannot see these multiple programmes all fructifying around the same time.Delays are the hallmark of our DPSUs.I clearly remember in 2008 tbat a date of 2011 was given for LCA induction. Sadly, there is no way to immediately increase but buying more of types in service, or G-to-G deals for ...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

High level meet on in N.Block between DM NS, NSA chief Doval and FM Jet Li.It could only be release of funds on a most urgent basis to beef up the armed forces esp. urgently reqd. aircraft for the IAF.
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14051

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

There is a report in the Paki forces td. a report from the Paki press that the Chins plan to transfer the Liaoning to Pak to counter the IN's carrier forces in the IOR.China is to build upto 6 CVs, most N-powered.The Liaoning iz being used mainly for trainig purposes.It makes sense for this transfer...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490282

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

Reg. an above post on us customising the 29, there is a fine piecd in a mag picked up at Aero- India about the 35 shows that other than a similar aerodynamic profile, everything inside is new.From composites, radar, engines, avionics, range, endurance, armament,virtually a new bird far more capable ...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Nein freund, POL stands for " Paki Orifices Lambasted!
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pl.read my notes on ACM Tipnis' interview on NewsX. There was more to the PAF attack than meets the eyes. PS: Tipnis. Full marks to the PM for carrying out his normal duties, business as usual EVEN if their is a severe military crisis afoot.It shows confidence in his subordinates and the armed force...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ACM Tipnis on tv right now.Why a massive formation of 24 aircraft plus certainly more in support? It was not to attack a brigade or batallion HQ so close to the border where arty. could possibly reach.It was most probably to target targets afar such as Srinagar and Awantipur he suggesred.ACM Tipnis ...
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106785

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

Latest news, both the US and Russia warned Pak of yhe consequences of their actions.China refused to intervene.Both the US and Ru are with us on counter-terrorism mil. action.Pak only has China and a few Muslim countries supporting it.
by Philip
01 Mar 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106785

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

Repeating for the 3rd. or 4th. time over the last 2 decades.Shiv and I once had a brainstorming session together about the best bird to make up depleting numbers for the IAF.After examining the merits of all contenders, we realised that the simplest and most cost-effective option too was to reopen t...
by Philip
28 Feb 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Ambassador G.Partha who negotiated the release of Sqd.Ldr.Nachiketa is on TV right now explaining how he obtained his release.He said that under the Geneva Convention the Red Cross would be the agency responsible for prisoner exchanges.
by Philip
28 Feb 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

News X reports with visuals Pakis removing F-16 debris, drop tank and what looked like part of the engine intake onto a lorry.Hasty removal of evidence.They first yried to say that it was part of an Indian fighter. More conclusively is the debris of the AIM-120 C AMRAAM missile which fell inside an ...
by Philip
28 Feb 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34526

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

India must demand nothing less than thr handing over of Paki terrorists and closure of all terror camps, otherwise it gives us the right to hit them and their Paki handlets ANYWHERE in Pak.The PM should publicly state that.The entire globe knows that Pak is the epi-centre of Islamic terror and will ...
by Philip
28 Feb 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34526

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Lavrov (Ru) would've been briefed by the GOI that we'd had enough.It gave Pak a window of opportunity to arrest and hand over the JEM leaders as the intl. community was demanding.But the Pakis played their usual game of charades. There is nothing to show that Ru is supporting Pak, why would they lea...
by Philip
27 Feb 2019 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

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

We must expect casualties in war.As a famous general said, all plans change once initial contact is made with the enemy.What the GOI must decide is what is our primary objective/ goal in this crisis? That is the fundamental Q to be answered as I am utterlt sceptical of Pak reducing its terror attack...
by Philip
27 Feb 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396858

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

For a long time M2Ks have been tasked with the major strike role.Jags for strike in support of the ground offensive.The M2Ks carry better self defence capability plus AAMs.Jags have only 2 overwing SR AAMs. The MIG-29s are superb combat fighters, plus upgrades have improved it considerably.MKIs used...
by Philip
27 Feb 2019 12:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Latest reports, the F-16 shot down by our ground fire after dropping a few bombs.
by Philip
27 Feb 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 175850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Time for INS Chakra to decimate the PN.
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

The Pakis might try and repeat 26/11 again as the sea route is v.difficult to police despite measures taken after that outrage.It will suffer devastating defeat in conventional warfare and using terrorists is still its best option.That will again see Indian military action.The big Q is when does the...
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Yes, the same thought.We've not managed to upgrade the lot, but one is sure that in the intervening years some improvements havd been made, below a full- scale upgradation. These jihadi targets are sitting ducks with no serious defences.A waste of expensive BMos and other high- value stand-off ordna...
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Oh for a test of BMos- H.They will be taken to another village ,simply change the nameboard and explode a few grenades in a make-believe attempt to fool the intl. media and their own Abdul 's. That is the messure of the Paki establishment.
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

First reaction from NDA courtesy IT "channel.AKA former DM said that he hoped that Pak. would now learn its lesson about the conseqiences of indulging in terror against India. First reaction from the Pakis, their FM threatens retaliation.This is eniveitable- yhey can't lose face and must kill a...
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

We have been patient beyond belief in that Pak would tone down its terror for better relations over the last 15 years.Both UPA and NDA govts. made very meaningful gestures from ABVs bus diplomacy to our PM's swearing in ceremony inviting the leaders of our neighbours, plus wishing Nawaz on his b'day...
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 11:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

PS: A major correction.Eminent Islamic scholars now say that the Koran has been mistranslated.After studying the most ancient writings, what was promised to the martyr was not "72 virgins", but "72 raisins"! The sweetness of the raisins a welcome to paradise, not an orgy of debau...
by Philip
26 Feb 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125410

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

We must sincerely thank the cretinous uniformed scum in Pak for giving us this long awaited opportunity to scorch the backsides of the Paki pigs.Their last terror outrage was the limit. It is incomprehensible that they expected India led by PM Modi who stood firm against the Chins in Doklam and stoo...
by Philip
24 Feb 2019 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 959
Views: 131137

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

NZ has just banned Huawei.This adds to thd list of nations who fear that thrir data sdcurity will be compromised by Chinese telecom. tech.India must NEVER allow Chin telecom tech into India and enforce a total ban on sll Chin smartphones, telecom cos.,etc.
by Philip
24 Feb 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1196
Views: 231727

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes.One saw the mockup, but the interior merely had seats.No eqpt. or afmament shown..
by Philip
24 Feb 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570308

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

PS: The Dhruv with folding tail and rotors could've had the cabin configured for the ASW/ ASuW role.Big opportunity missed. An ASW console for a 3rd. crew member, plus sonobuoy dispenser, two LWTs, and other external sensor eqpt. pods, dunking sonar,etc. could've been added. There was a desi dunking...
by Philip
24 Feb 2019 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34835

Re: Aero India 2019

I don't know if the size is compatible for fitting aboard our light and med. birds, but the radar on the MIG-35 is reported to have a 200km range. I too remember Uttam somewhere around 150km+.Any idea what the RBE2- AA radar on the Rafale is in the region of? We should attempt some standardisation o...
by Philip
23 Feb 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570308

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The gentt representing a particular service1The main task of the LCH, taking out enemy armour is at the moment missing.He is well-versed with Helina , at trials was mightily pissed off with the DRDO.His epithet was " pathetic".Delays due to DRDO tall talk.Spike was considered earlier- appe...
by Philip
23 Feb 2019 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34835

Re: Aero India 2019

Effing bl** dy wankers, organisers! The car park for biz vizitors is in the opposite side in an open field in dense dried grass.A shuttle takes you to the underpass.In prev. shows it took you inside the base.Now you walk about 2km in the scorching sun to get to the hangars/ displays.The DM should un...
by Philip
22 Feb 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409420

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Enough trolling Philip. You will NOT post on this thread anymore and any more rants, running down Indian programs on specious reasons, will attract a warning. We had a good discussion and decent information flowing in, and your poorly researched rants are as usual detracting from quality posts. Enou...
by Philip
22 Feb 2019 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570308

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Well this was from the end-user, horses mouth gent part of the tests.You know the gestation time that the DRDO takes for any item.But it explains why there is no ARGM on the LCH.One successful test does not make a ]system.Min.no of mandatory tests, final production prototype, series production, etc....

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