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by LakshmanPST
14 Oct 2019 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 20762

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

Another puke worthy article by Abhijit Iyer Mithra... After spreading vitriol on Su30 MKI, Tejas, "standards" of Indian Pilots etc., this guy wants us to shutdown development of AMCA altogether... https://theprint.in/opinion/air-chief-rakesh-bhadauria-indigenous-amca-iaf-lca-tejas-aircraft...
by LakshmanPST
10 Oct 2019 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

ramana wrote:Buried in this is the 36 planes need for special delivery.
So NaMo bought only those in first tranche as that's non -negotiable for triad.


So, the 36 jets bought now are bought for mainly nuke delivery...?
by LakshmanPST
03 Oct 2019 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4005
Views: 773941

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Watch the recording of Jaishankar ji's CSIS interaction. One of the questions was from a Chinese reporter asking specifically what he thought of the parade, and his answer was dismissive in a subtle and sophisticated way that would really have caused Chinese butthurt. Basically the entire room laug...
by LakshmanPST
26 Sep 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1198
Views: 166642

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

Even Abhijeet Iyer Mithra, who routinely criticizes Su30MKI and Tejas, also wrote an article on The Print not too long ago pushing for F16...
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Sad part is, many of those articles are shared widely by Aam-jingos, coz. these ppl have good credibility...
by LakshmanPST
24 Sep 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2705
Views: 433535

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

Nikhil T wrote: the PLAAF can be kept at bay by accelerating our Su-30MKI upgrade.


Well, Dhanoa ji thinks otherwise... Watch this video from 1:11:00--->
https://youtu.be/ooE8vLRfvVo

He clearly says that we need Rafale to take care of J20 and J31 of PLAAF...
by LakshmanPST
22 Sep 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 420
Views: 102548

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

I guess when the policy document was developed for formation of 42 squadrons, they would have definitely given the breakup of no. of Light Weight, Light-Medium, Medium-Heavy and Heavy fighter jets, and also their roles... Ofcourse, that document is classified and no one outside really knows the spec...
by LakshmanPST
17 Sep 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 330
Views: 90299

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

Navy to induct submarine Khanderi, commission carrier dry dock on Sept. 28 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-to-induct-submarine-khanderi-commission-carrier-dry-dock-on-sept-28/article29439117.ece Asked about the naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which made its first short arrested landi...
by LakshmanPST
16 Sep 2019 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4005
Views: 773941

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think both the above arguements are valid... - I don't think any one in the world, including US & European countries, can design a product that is 100% accident free... The products are tested for quality and later for trails only to reduce the PROBABILITY of malfunction... Yes, Chinese can bu...
by LakshmanPST
13 Sep 2019 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 21206

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I don't understand how HTT 40 will be better than attack helicopters for CAS. Other than top speed, what features does it have that would make it better ? Maybe slightly OT... Saw this video just few days back about Turboprops that can be used as CAS... Turboprops seem to have some advantages... ht...
by LakshmanPST
05 Sep 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 324520

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

I think India need not buy Su57s now... If at all we have to buy it, we should consider start of development of FGFA some 10 years down the line, after the main platform is fully mature and all critical technologies, like engines, are ready... Then we may order some 5-6 squadrons of Su57MKIs as a re...
by LakshmanPST
31 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 42
Views: 8359

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Vimarsha - The Role of IAF in Changing Security Environment by ACM BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC https://youtu.be/ooE8vLRfvVo Watch this video from 27:00 to 36:00... Dhanoaji talks about IAF's stand on Theater Commands and Jointness in Operations... Though they're more or less the same points you'd...
by LakshmanPST
30 Aug 2019 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

The 12 additional Sukhois will help the Indian Air Force to maintain its fleet of 272 Su-30MKI fighters. That is incorrect. The final number should be 270 not 272. 2 extra aircraft were ordered as attrition replacements after 2 had crashed. At 18 aircraft per squadron, it translates into 15 squadro...
by LakshmanPST
30 Aug 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 758
Views: 73628

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Almost all TDP bigwigs are corrupt... So are YSRCP bigwigs... They all are deeply into Land Mafia... - This guy Suhana Chaudhary is necessary evil for BJP... The entire TDP group in Rajya Sabha joined BJP... For BJP to maintain numbers in Rajya Sabha at this critical juncture, ppl like him are requi...
by LakshmanPST
30 Aug 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4915
Views: 932118

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Rumours are true after all... https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1167144345620770816?s=19 Alexandre Ziegler, outgoing ambassador of France to India, has been named Safran's Senior Executive Vice President, International&Public Affairs, effective Sept 2. Safran is an international high-technology gro...
by LakshmanPST
28 Aug 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 517629

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

Can someone educate why we're not adding the base infrastructure and ISE in the costs? Per the table below, 1. Base costs will cover extra shelters to store the planes - do we not need those? How do we expect Ambala and Hashimara to accomodate an extra squadron? Did they construct extra shelters fo...
by LakshmanPST
28 Aug 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 517629

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

I think India specific enhancements are only developmental costs... It is also a one time payment apart from base development costs... If that's the case, 36 Rafales in new order will come out to be $3.8B + $1.2B, which is $5 Billion + Inflation... That's around $140 Million per aircraft... If we bu...
by LakshmanPST
27 Aug 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 917
Views: 208346

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

So in BVR, they use Ku band jammers and not X band jammers... That is, they target the incoming missiles' radars, not the enemy's flight radar...
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Also, is it the case with all radars & jammers combos in IAF...?
If a jammer and radar are integrated, can this be prevented...???
by LakshmanPST
27 Aug 2019 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 917
Views: 208346

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I saw that Abhijeet Iyer Mitra's video posted on Rafale thread the other day... Sadly, it is being widely shared on Twitter & FB... Most of his claims about the Su30 sounded ridiculous (500km range etc.)... But I got a doubt about one particular claim... - Do SPJs block own radars of a Fighter J...
by LakshmanPST
26 Aug 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

No, no jaguar have been retired. Of total 168 nos jaguar inducted 52 nos have crashed resulting in 116nos present strength. Normal attrition is 0.83 crashes per 10000hours of flying. Of initial 40 nos direct Bae supplied in 1981 mathematically 25 nos are still in service and 15 is the attrition los...
by LakshmanPST
26 Aug 2019 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

Thanks for the Jag induction data. I was looking for it. the first 40 odd jets which came in flyaway condition would be phased out any way. They were never meant for engine upgrade. If I am not wrong, they have older Adour 804 engine and are at DARIN 1 level. Please correct me if I am wrong here. I...
by LakshmanPST
26 Aug 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

The approximate time of induction of oldest aircrafts available with IAF are as follows:- 1) MIG 21:- Last batch of 220 jets manufactured by HAL between 1977-1984 (35-40 years old)... Bisons probably belong to this batch... 2) MIG 27:- 150 jets assembled in India from kits starting from 1986... The ...
by LakshmanPST
25 Aug 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2705
Views: 433535

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

I'm not really sure to what level we can trust Baba's updates...
From my observation till date, his tweets are mostly mainstream news & popular rumours...
Anyways, let's hope for the best...
by LakshmanPST
25 Aug 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4005
Views: 773941

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Sameer Joshi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1165472753652097024 ---> THE DRAGON's CLAWS: ASSESSING CHINA's PLAAF TODAY. My wholesome and detailed assessment of China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), summarizing how an IAF vs PLAAF battle over Tibet will look like. Rel...
by LakshmanPST
25 Aug 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 42
Views: 8359

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

I think when anyone joins the defence forces as a cadet they should be exposed to all branches for first 2-3 years. After understanding their talents deputation to a specialized area such as land infantry, tank armor, marines, artillery, special ops, airborne, mountain/forest fighting core, cyber/c...
by LakshmanPST
24 Aug 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1355
Views: 373844

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

https://twitter.com/TGunasagaran/status/1165123283659833344 @TGunasagaran: There seems to be an information blackout regarding the production status of #FOC #Tejas jets. By now a few FOC Tejas Mk1 should have entered squadron service ? Why no news ? https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1165147421266993...
by LakshmanPST
23 Aug 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 42
Views: 8359

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/chief-of-defence-staff-nsa-ajit-doval-to-head-mod-panel-for-framing-terms-of-reference-for-post National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval will head a high-power panel set up by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to implement the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security...
by LakshmanPST
23 Aug 2019 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 517629

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

My guess is, IAF is moving towards organising the fleet on the lines of USAF... USAF had around 450 Heavy Weight F15s and 900 Medium Weight F16s... F22 and F35 were the planned next gen replacements of these jets... F16 will be phased out in the next few years, though F15 may stay for longer time......
by LakshmanPST
23 Aug 2019 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2705
Views: 433535

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

Heh. You wish. I'll be happy with 36 more. I hope not. Any more monies that go to this plane is less for our desi stuff. I rather stay at 36 and invest the amount in MWF to shore up the numbers and increase out indigenous capabilities. IAF is buying Rafales mainly to maintain Technological edge ove...
by LakshmanPST
23 Aug 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2705
Views: 433535

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

One way for France to get this additional order is to gives some Mirage 2000's to sweeten the deal. would be interesting to find out whether France has a few 2000s in a boneyard storage somewhere One more rumour is actually doing rounds in one or two YouTube Defence news channels since last 2-3 day...
by LakshmanPST
21 Aug 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4319
Views: 238748

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Campaign against Uranium mining proposal in Nallamalka forest has started in Telugu Social media pages... The language is similar to the language used in Tamil pages against development projects... "Central Govt. is trying to mine Uranium in our Nallamalla forest... As Telugus, it is our respon...
by LakshmanPST
21 Aug 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3310
Views: 504310

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

Abhinandan, was cautioned by the IAF fighter controller at the IACCS node about an F-16 Barrier Combat Air Patrol (BARCAP) going HOT, turning around to face him — with Alpha formation advised to go COLD and return back across the LoC. While Alpha-2, Abhinandan’s No. 2 turned back, Abhinandan presse...
by LakshmanPST
20 Aug 2019 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

So, by 2027 our squadron strength will be
14 Su30 MKI (assuming we order 1 more)
4 MIG 29 (assuming we order 1 more)
3 M2k
2 Rafale
3 Jaguars
2 Tejas Mk1
4 Tejas Mk1A (hopefully)

That's 32 squadrons only...
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Let's hope MWF and MMRCA production starts by then...
by LakshmanPST
20 Aug 2019 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

Total Jaguar Fleet of IAF is as follows:- 1) 40 Nos. built by SEPECAT, early 1980s 2) 45 Nos. assembled by HAL, mid 1980s 3) 31 Nos. license-built by HAL which were last delivered between 1988-1991 4) 15 Nos. built by HAL and delivered by 1999 5) 37 Nos. (20 Single seat + 17 Trainers) built by HAL a...
by LakshmanPST
19 Aug 2019 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3542
Views: 760902

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

I think the question here is, Will they retire the non-upgraded Jaguars much earlier, say around 2025...? I think the ideal plane-to-plane replacement of Jaguar would be MWF... But that is a decade away atleast till 2030 for production to pick up... If they're going to use the Jaguars until then, I ...
by LakshmanPST
16 Aug 2019 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1198
Views: 166642

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

Tejas can perhaps equal F-16 D (maybe at best 50-50, realistically less), will be outgunned by J-2/3XX. Rafale will win the TSP ones 99% times and most JXX also at a very high % (except the stealth ones, if they are indeed stealthy). I would rather have fewer of these than many of LCAs. Realistical...
by LakshmanPST
16 Aug 2019 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1198
Views: 166642

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

I'm only talking about the media noise that will come if the news is real vs YouTube speculation...
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Anyways, I do agree with what you wrote...
by LakshmanPST
15 Aug 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1198
Views: 166642

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

Some Youtubers are reporting that Dassault Rafale is getting the contract for all 114. Dassault is suppose to close the French production line after completing the order for French Air Force and move the production line to India. I am not sure how much of this is true. Anyway, when do you think the...
by LakshmanPST
14 Aug 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2705
Views: 433535

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

How many Rafales are delivered so far to IAF? None... Deliveries to IAF will start next month as per media reports... But they will arrive in India only by April 2020... IAF need to test them in France... The first batch coming to India will be 4 Rafales... All the 36 will be delivered by 2022-23...
by LakshmanPST
12 Aug 2019 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6207

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

Corrected the map. We can't have paki name on BRF! Source attributed to mapsofindia. Posted under fair use principle onlee. https://i.postimg.cc/KcphLFYK/union-territories-of-jammu-and-kashmir-and-ladakh.jpg Isn't the new divided map of erstwhile J&K state wrong, when it comes to inclusion of a...
by LakshmanPST
10 Aug 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 142956

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Why did the designers of IAC-1 provide lifts just enough for a MIG 29K...?
Didn't they consider possibility of other jets during design stage itself...?

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