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by Rich
02 Sep 2008 23:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 223969

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

ranganathan - I'm sure you can post a reply with a tad more civility. when I stated: Paki ground based defences are probably the most formidable kind in their inventory I meant that their ground based air defenses are the most formidable in their inventory, i.e. a greater threat than their F-16's, M...
by Rich
02 Sep 2008 22:27
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 223969

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Snooping suspiscions aside, if I were the IAF, I would be more concerned about the MKI's perceived vulnerability to SAM's albeit in the case of RF, they were not permitted to use active countermeasures. That being said, I am not sure how effective chaff and flares would have been against multiple SA...
by Rich
08 Aug 2008 14:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 223969

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

I notice the Su-30MKI's are not deploying their brake parachutes while landing at Mountain Home and Nellis. Could be because the runways there are so long and repacking the chutes is an unnecessary hassle.
by Rich
21 Feb 2008 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2144
Views: 318672

Any jingoes in Canada catch Jetstream on Discovery Channel? Cool show, although too bad it isn't on Discovery HD. This coming Tuesday is the final episode. Here is the website: http://www.discoverychannel.ca/jetstream/ What really surprised me was the incredibly steep learning curve for new Canadian...
by Rich
08 Nov 2007 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation
Replies: 492
Views: 42911

X-posted from regular Paki thread: Pakistan's nuclear history worries insiders - MSNBC [quote]By Robert Windrem Senior investigative producer NBC News updated 7:04 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2007 Robert Windrem Senior investigative producer It is the most disturbing element in the mix that makes Pakistan the m...
by Rich
19 Sep 2007 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 293445

Karzai pleads for Canadians to stay in Afghanistan - G&M [quote]Mr. Karzai said he is aware of Canadians' debate about their role in his country, and seemed eager to contradict some ideas raised in the discussion. Canadian officials have claimed that Afghan forces could be ready to take over th...
by Rich
10 Sep 2007 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism
Replies: 1895
Views: 185542

9/11 - Dawood Connection. Who woulda thunk - that of all places, such an article would appear in the Vancouver Sun. link Powerful Indian gangster a strong backer of terrorism Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun Published: Monday, September 10, 2007 In all the inevitable soul-searching over the next f...
by Rich
09 Jul 2006 13:58
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part V
Replies: 320
Views: 120158

Shankar - minor nitpick ~ modern aircraft use disc brakes, not the drum type. Disc brakes are superior to drums in every aspect except as a parking brake due to their tendency to lock.
by Rich
06 Apr 2006 01:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 69682

:( I am actually quite dissapointed by this development. Even with satellite surveillance, I think it is still necessary to maintain at least a minimal level of high altitude aerial surveillance capability. What if the GOI needs an assessment of a developing situation in Pakistan urgently. Can a spy...
by Rich
29 Mar 2006 22:40
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part V
Replies: 320
Views: 120158

:eek: Oh my God! Dileep, you should quit whatever you do for a day job and start writing novels for a living. You have talent by the truckload! 8)
by Rich
13 Mar 2006 23:11
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IV
Replies: 312
Views: 156967

Yup. Shankars versions are too far removed from reality to be mixed up with the old one imho. But some folks like it that way, so split the two. Yeah, I agree as well. I wonder if admins could take all of Shankar's posts from the past onwards on this thread and combine it into one of his very own. ...
by Rich
20 Dec 2005 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2279
Views: 262020

Air India B747 makes safe emergency landing at LAX

Undercarriage problem with Air India Boeing 747 en route from LA to Frankfurt, makes emergency landing, everyone safe.

LA Times link
by Rich
25 Nov 2005 02:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 95853

Check out the Oracle's latest post on AFM http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?p=787248#post787248 In simulated air combat between the F-16 and the Mirage 2000-5 conducted by the PAF on numerous occasions, the technologically inferior F-16A defeated the Mirage 2000-5 on every occasion. I...
by Rich
23 Nov 2005 22:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 95853

anyone noticed, the Oracle forum has disappeared off the face of the earth ? :-o Oh, is that what happened? And all this time I thought I got banished because of something I posted. what is oracle forum??. The Modern Military Aviation Forum at Key Publishing (Air Force Monthly). "Oracle" is a name ...
by Rich
23 Nov 2005 13:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 95853

Singha wrote:anyone noticed, the Oracle forum has disappeared off the face of the earth ?


:-o Oh, is that what happened? And all this time I thought I got banished because of something I posted.
by Rich
23 Nov 2005 01:43
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 95853

I think F-16's always fly with wingtip AIM-9's or inert sidewinder lookalikes for ballast/aerodynamic reasons to provide stability. I beleve the Tejas carries a pair of R-60's for the same reason. Here is an F-16C at the Comox Air Show in canada from earlier this year: http://img167.imageshack.us/im...
by Rich
19 Nov 2005 04:45
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 128420

Naidu wrote:GJ Man: "Ban Naidu for a thread hijack and using too many exclamations!!"

8) Image
by Rich
17 Nov 2005 23:27
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 128420


:roll:
Sigh! Soooo much DDM.
F-15 Tomcats

...F-16's, billed as the most superior fighter in the world...
by Rich
02 Sep 2005 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 44890

Jagdish, Welcome to BRF. Being a BC resident myself, I really enjoyed reading your post. As for me, I wasn't born yet in '65 but my family has told me stories of how they carried me (infant) under our house whenever the air raid sirens went off in '71. But that story is for another thread. Richard
by Rich
11 Aug 2005 01:08
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 157946

:oops: Sorry Jay, my mistake - I was referring to the 2nd archived thread.
by Rich
10 Aug 2005 22:22
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 157946

Jay - Shankar is missing from your list.
by Rich
10 Aug 2005 21:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 86803

US State Department Daily Press Briefing, August 9, 2005 :roll: : QUESTION: Same subject, broadly. What can you say about the Dutch ex-prime minister's claims that the U.S. Government asked in '75 and again in the '80s not to have A.Q. Khan prosecuted and to allow him to go on so that he could be t...
by Rich
09 Aug 2005 01:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 157946

Singha wrote: ...the AN32G was the nearest thing to a B2 in the indian armed forces.


Singha - Did you mean AC-130?
by Rich
09 Aug 2005 00:45
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 157946

I hope that 150 rounds carried per MiG was enough for all the gun carnage.... ;) And how were the Harpoons hit? Guns? Hmmm..... Back in the late 70's and the early 80's when MiG was testing the Gsh-30 on the Fulcrum, they found it to be so accurate and effective that it only took two shells to obli...
by Rich
05 Aug 2005 21:46
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 157946

8) Shankar, your best yet. Awesome! Do you think even Pakis (as homicidal as they are) would pull a stunt like that? They might think of it as strategically brilliant, but it would raise their status from "unofficial International pariah" to " official International pariah". I mean, this would be an...
by Rich
21 Jul 2005 02:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 165789

I would like to request Singha to unleash his talent again and give us some more action in the Northeast. :)
by Rich
11 Jul 2005 12:14
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 165789

Shankar, first of all, I must say you are doing a very commendable job with all the action. However I must nitpick at the aerial combat. 1. The Pakis would not send their F-16's with just sidewinders, knowing full well they will be facing an adversary armed with BVR missiles such as the R-27's and R...
by Rich
18 Mar 2005 22:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 80005

Pakis up to their tricks again - why am I not surprised?

Pakistan reviving nuclear black market, experts say - Canada's Globe & Mail Subscription required so posting in full: Vienna -- Pakistan has developed new illicit channels to upgrade its nuclear weapons program despite efforts by the United Nations atomic watchdog to shut down all illegal procu...
by Rich
13 Nov 2004 03:18
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 142411

cy_baru wrote:Dude.. Publish your very own first book .. Very nice ..


Exactly my thoughts, MTS. Put Tom Clancy to shame.
by Rich
12 Feb 2004 03:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 68778

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Originally posted by jrjrao: Originally posted by Richard M: [b] Originally posted by Rudra Singha: [b]EU chair Ireland today repeated the demand that India, Israel and Pak sign on NPT as [b] non nuclear-weapon states f*** off![/b] Source? Nonetheless, I second your sentiments.[/b] Here: http://tim...
by Rich
12 Feb 2004 03:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 68778

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Rudra Singha:
EU chair Ireland today repeated the demand that
India, Israel and Pak sign on NPT as [b] non nuclear-weapon states


f*** off![/b]
Source?
Nonetheless, I second your sentiments.
by Rich
12 Feb 2004 01:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 68778

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Bush urges nations to limit trade in nuclear fuel,
Seeks U.N. agency reforms
after Pakistani disclosures - MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4235681/
by Rich
04 Feb 2004 13:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 59406

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

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by Rich
03 Feb 2004 11:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 59406

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu: Kamran Khan's report in Washington Post. Paki papers are out today due to Eid. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6884-2004Feb2.html [color=red size=2]Musharraf Named in Nuclear Probe </font> ;) from you-know-where. Methinks Mushy's goat is cooked.
by Rich
31 Jan 2004 12:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62561

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by muddur: [url=http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en52347&F_catID=&f_type=source]Headline: A trap is laid for Pakistan - By Palvasha von Hassell -- Detail Story [b]What is to be made of Pakistan’s latest problem? Having strongly denied any transfer of technolo...
by Rich
31 Jan 2004 12:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62561

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Mani T.:
Originally posted by narayanan:
[qb]
This week, Pakistani opposition figures told rediff.com that Khan, who is compared by his well wishers to Albert Einstein
<img src="http://india-forum.com/forums/html/emoticons/pakee.gif" alt="" /> ?
by Rich
29 Jan 2004 02:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62561

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu: http://www.nation.com.pk/daily/jan-2004/28/MAIN/top2.asp Here's proof that N^3's Nook nood theory on Pakiland is in fact now a reality. Even the Paki's are talking about it, they call it the "Nuclear Rollback Theory" . ISLAMABAD—General Pervez Musharraf’s military aide...
by Rich
24 Jan 2004 00:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62561

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Amber G.: A question, are any of these real scientists (as in degree in science etc)? For example, AQK reffered as 'nuclear physicst' is not correct. He was a thief (for sure), An engineer (may be) but he had no degree or expertise in physics. .. Are any of these scientists rea...
by Rich
23 Jan 2004 21:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62561

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

CNN: Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has vowed to prosecute any Pakistani nuclear experts who passed their knowledge to other countries. IOW, "...we will find scapegoats to take the fall for the army's wrongdoings." :p Heck, they'd make you a national hero and a few years down the road, they'...

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