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by LakshmanPST
23 Feb 2021 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347388

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

The way squadrons are calculated is very odd..different planes and different numbers i suppose. 272 MkI would be making up mere 13 squadrons..at 21 fighters per squadron.. 36 Rafales make up 2 squadrons at 18 per squadron. Tejas again counted as 20 per squadron ..Jags and Mig21s differently Some Un...
by LakshmanPST
23 Feb 2021 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347388

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

Hope this post is not considered as spam... :) Having seen lot of discussions regarding projected Squadron Strength of Indian Air Force, I thought it will be good to tabulate the projections... However, as I started writing them down, it became obvious that the variables are just too many... So, aft...
by LakshmanPST
22 Feb 2021 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700694

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

IF POSSIBLE CAN ANYONE DRAW A MAP OF DEMCHOK AREA ? INDIA's area vs Chinese. A request to Rohit went in vain. -Ankit I marked the general area and roads here---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7810&p=2447484&hilit=DEMCHOK#p2447484 But don't know the specifics of C...
by LakshmanPST
21 Feb 2021 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700694

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

IF POSSIBLE CAN ANYONE DRAW A MAP OF DEMCHOK AREA ? INDIA's area vs Chinese. A request to Rohit went in vain. -Ankit I marked the general area and roads here---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7810&p=2447484&hilit=DEMCHOK#p2447484 But don't know the specifics of C...
by LakshmanPST
21 Feb 2021 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700694

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

I remembering reading somewhere (or hearing in some Nithin Gokhale's video) 2 days back that Depsang issue is not related to current stand-off...
Negotiations for Depsang (exact area is probably the bottleneck and PPs 10 to 13) will take much longer...
by LakshmanPST
20 Feb 2021 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700694

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

Was going through some Chinese forums... The narrative fed to Chinese regarding Finger area is this---> "LAC is always at Finger 4, but India crossed F4 and patrolled for the first time to F8 in April 2020... So, PLA was forced to mobilize to F4..." So, the news that India will go back to ...
by LakshmanPST
17 Feb 2021 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

I am indulging in speculation of course that the delay is political. Might just be lack of money right now for even 2 squadrons or it could be the IAF insisting on the number being 114. Only way to find enough money for that is for the Defence Minister and Finance Minister to personally find and ra...
by LakshmanPST
15 Feb 2021 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

I thought there was attrition of total 11 jets, not 9. IAF is buying 12, which will make the total 273. But I remember reading somewhere that the 12th jet is to use it as a test bed, not for squadrons... Till date 9MKI s have been lost in crashes. I remember reading in this forum itself that there ...
by LakshmanPST
14 Feb 2021 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345697

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

From the Chief's interview, one thing us confirmed---> Tejas Mk2 production will commence only after production of Mk1A will be completed. - From Satheesh Reddy Sir's presentation, the targeted dates for 'Ready for Production' are as follows:- 2026 - Tejas Mk2 2030 - AMCA Mk1 2034 - AMCA Mk2 - AMCA ...
by LakshmanPST
14 Feb 2021 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

^^^ Final count will be 275 (with 12 new additions as part of final attrition replacement order under negotiation). 272 - 9 + 12 I thought there was attrition of total 11 jets, not 9. IAF is buying 12, which will make the total 273. But I remember reading somewhere that the 12th jet is to use it as...
by LakshmanPST
14 Feb 2021 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2286
Views: 202427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think a big part of the problem with publc perception of how much of J&K/ Ladakh was actually lost by India during Nehru's time, is the way the maps of the region are shown in India's school books and everywhere else. As a result, 9 out of 10 Indians do not know the true ground position. My w...
by LakshmanPST
12 Feb 2021 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700694

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

Kailash Range heights are NOT the same as Pangong Lake's south and north banks, they are several kms away, to the east of Spangur gap, and our positions there are on our side of LAC, in an undisputed zone. Is Brahma Chellany preempting something? But isn't that (Spangur Gap) where the tanks were fa...
by LakshmanPST
09 Feb 2021 09:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10082

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

The Dearness Allowance for military, police and central government employees will be reinstated in July 2021. Does anyone here have any information on that? A lot of JCOs rely on that for their families. It needs to be restored ASAP. The rate of DA was freezed for all Central Govt. Employees... Nor...
by LakshmanPST
06 Feb 2021 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 186
Views: 56898

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Can we share personal blogs on this forum in case it is relevant to a topic...??? Is it allowed as per forum rules...???
by LakshmanPST
04 Feb 2021 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

So, in the next 3 years 21-24, IAF will induct: 24 rafale 20 odd Tejas 12mki 21 mig29 They will lose: 120 odd bisons 40 odd mig27 Total sqd strength: 2 x Tejas 2 x rafale 14 x mki 6 x jaguar 3 x m2000 4 x mig29 TT:. 31 sqds Thereafter, they will see rise via Tejas mk1a and by 2028, the number will ...
by LakshmanPST
03 Feb 2021 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

^^^ That’s for $8-9 billion dollar 36 Rafale deal. Not hard to imagine what 114 aircraft would require an increase of! Besides, 83 LCA Mk.1/As cost around $6 billion. Payments need to be budgeted for it too now that the contract has been signed. The capital budget fully committed for the next few y...
by LakshmanPST
03 Feb 2021 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 812962

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

ashishvikas wrote:HAL completes Sukhoi order, last two jets to roll out soon

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ ... ssion=true


Can we expect the 13th Su30 squadron to be raised soon...???
by LakshmanPST
02 Feb 2021 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

But we still have around 5 to 6 sqds. of legacy MIGs of various types to replace.This can best be done through extra nos. of types in service,MKIs,MIG-29s,Rafales,etc. I don't think IAF operates any other legacy MIGs excwpt Bisons... Another news report said that the TE LCA Mk-2 would fly by 2023,s...
by LakshmanPST
01 Feb 2021 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Rakesh wrote:...

Interesting OT tidbit at around 8:00 mins... HAL received draft RFP for HTT40...
by LakshmanPST
30 Jan 2021 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1355054142767546370?s=20 ---> Stay-tuned to the unsung heroes building our Tejas. From the hangars of HAL's Aircraft Division, the second production line. And, on Feb 02nd, Defence Minister will inaugurate the much-awaited third line boosting the production, fin...
by LakshmanPST
26 Jan 2021 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2286
Views: 202427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's not so much that we have rioters now camping on the Red Fort grounds and will assault the parliament next week, but after 18 months (beginning with JNU protests) we (not just the GoI but even on BRF) have no creative solutions on how to counter these riots and protests. There is no way for any...
by LakshmanPST
26 Jan 2021 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135706

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

MMRCA 1.0 final RFP was issued in 2007 and Rafale was declared lowest bidder in 2012, after which more negotiations began which remained inconclusive... If this is any indication, if MRFA's RFP is issued in 2022, the final contract may be signed somewhere in 2028... First jet will be delivered by 20...
by LakshmanPST
26 Jan 2021 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347388

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

6 MIG21 and 3 Jaguar squadrons are due for retirement latest by 2025-28... Tejas Mk2 squadrons won't be ready by then... The replacements for these 9 squadrons are 6 Tejas Mk1/1A, 2 Rafale and 1 MIG29 squadron... Both Rafale squadrons will reach full strength only by end of 2022... And Tejas squadro...
by LakshmanPST
25 Jan 2021 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347388

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

Question:- When is the planned retirement of MIG21 Bisons and older Jaguars...??? All these days I thought it is in the period between 2025-28... However, during some recent discussion and subsequent googling, almost every search result is throwing up date of 2022... Now I'm confused... Coz. the squ...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jan 2021 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

basant wrote:^^^
Trainer is cheaper!? What is missing? I hope not the radar! :-?


Trainers are only Mk1 standard...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jan 2021 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7379

Re: Aero India 2021

by LakshmanPST
22 Jan 2021 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755401

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

Already added... Waiting for the 2nd one... :D
by LakshmanPST
21 Jan 2021 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755401

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

Any chance that 36 can become 54 with 18 in the M configuration ? ... Would allow us to do away with both MRCA and MRCBF in one go I doubt the 29-k can last the 12-15 odd years the TEDBF will take to ready while ordering another variety(SH) seems foolish when we've already invested so much in Rafal...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jan 2021 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135706

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

Regarding IAF's participation, it needs something to replace Su30 with. GoI is not going to allow it to import 260 replacements or more Rafale. Nor can it replace all with AMCA, due to cost and loadout requirements. It still needs a mud mover. So it will be ORCA or an unmanned version of ORCA. Su30...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jan 2021 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135706

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

iy15WztBc90 Regarding TEDBF:- > It will 'probably' have both Canards and DSI... > Configuration will be frozen mostly by mid-2021... > Roll-out 'may be' by 2025 and first flight by 2026... > Most technologies already developed... Only major new technology is wing-folding... So, don't expect to skip...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jan 2021 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 155061

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

iy15WztBc90 Regarding AMCA:- > PDR complete recently... Detailed design has started... > Lot of common LRUs with Tejas Mk2... Some LRUs will only require upgradation... > PSQRs frozen... > Roll Out by 2024... > Full scale model for measuring stealth should come 'very soon'... > Intakes changed to D...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jan 2021 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

Looks like IAF is going ahead with MRCA 2.0... While it seems logical for us to see the deal cancelled and go for 2 Rafale squadrons, I still tried to understand IAF's perspective on why they're going ahead with this Tender... One point that finally made sense is this---> IAF's planned squadron comp...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jan 2021 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Haridas wrote:First base we know, second base ??? 8) :twisted:


In case it is not classified information, can you tell which base it is...?

My guess is, one base will be in Western Command and another in South Western Command (Jodhpur or nearby)...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jan 2021 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2379
Views: 380677

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

After Tejas, India moves ahead to procure more MiG-29s & Sukhois https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/after-tejas-india-moves-ahead-to-procure-more-mig-29s-sukhois/articleshow/80320199.cms IAF also plans to get the “acceptance of necessity” by this April-May for its long term mega "Ma...
by LakshmanPST
18 Jan 2021 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/CNBCTV18News/status ... 56002?s=19

He also said that Uttam is expected to be used instead of ELTA 2052 starting from 20th jet...
So, in the worst case, first 2 squadrons of Tejas Mk1A will have ELTA 2052 and last 2 squadrons will have Uttam...
by LakshmanPST
18 Jan 2021 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/CNBCTV18News/status ... 93736?s=19

7 Mk1 FOC single seaters to be delivered by March 2021...
Remaining 8 (or is it 9) FOCs will be delivered in 2021-22
All 8 Mk1 Trainers to delivered in 2022-23 (design is still to be completed)...
by LakshmanPST
18 Jan 2021 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345697

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

A doubt... I'm not sure this was discussed here before... Will IAF order all 8-9 squadrons on Tejas Mk2 in one go after it is fully ready with FOC...??? Or will they order around 2 squadrons of IOC initially and remaining 6-7 squadrons later after FOC...??? - This is important becoz. if Tejas gets I...
by LakshmanPST
18 Jan 2021 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135706

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

Kartik wrote:anyone has the link for Dr Satish Reddy's talk? This TEDBF design looks fabulous!!


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7835&start=160#p2479604
by LakshmanPST
18 Jan 2021 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116915

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

What is with the number 83. Assuming 4 squadrons, where are the remainder of the crafts going ? IAF standard squadron composition is 16 fighters + 2 trainers... So, total Mk1 and Mk1A will be as follow:- 32 single seat Mk1:- 2 squadrons (2×16=32) 73 single seat Mk1A:- 4 squadrons (4×16=64) + 9 extr...

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