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by Aditya G
16 Apr 2019 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

How did Wingco Abhinandan's capture affect plans for counter attack by IAF?; - at the moment when the fighters were still in the air - in the immediate aftermath when 1 fighter jet did not return to base - the next day onward or - did not have any effect at all Whatever the IAF may have thought, the...
by Aditya G
09 Apr 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49289

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Sharang may be cheap but unmechanized and not agile like the dhanush. A large crew has to manhandle it But i agree they should be uprated and used M46 has inherent limitation on elevation. I.e. it is meant for use in the plains and not mountains. I would imagine M777 is what we need for LoC thanks ...
by Aditya G
06 Apr 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1114159624586977280.html Big breaking @IndiaToday #Feb27Dogfight AWCS images show presence of 11 F 16s PAK intercepts available with Indian agencies show 2 aircraft went down with two pilots. One was Wing Commander Abhinandan . The second identity not known as Paki...
by Aditya G
05 Apr 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Does the US count all F-16s, including the older ones and ex-Jordan airframes? The strict monitoring was only for the new Block 52 units
by Aditya G
05 Apr 2019 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3145
Views: 440394

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://www.satp.org/second-sight-volume-1-no-31 Tactical Assertiveness and Strategic Purpose The latest India-Pakistan crisis seems to have dropped of the public gaze as escalation concerns have subsided, but this has happened even as an unabated war by other means has continued on the Line of Cont...
by Aditya G
04 Apr 2019 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

EW needs power generation capability - which is lacking on fighter aircraft in general. IIRC growler also uses wind turbines like IL-78MKI uses them on the aar pods
by Aditya G
04 Apr 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3145
Views: 440394

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Dont waste time with such rumours and fake news handles Just take a look at number of houses and guess how many people live in this bulge. How it is possible to hide capture of such a large area with so many civilians by either side ? Speculation is rife across SM about the chicken's neck, I don't f...
by Aditya G
03 Apr 2019 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Yes, i saw the contradictions but posted in any case :roll:
by Aditya G
03 Apr 2019 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Three live bombs fired by Pakistani fighter aircraft are still lying at LoC https://theprint.in/defence/three-live-bombs-fired-by-pakistani-fighter-aircraft-are-still-lying-at-loc/215825/ New Delhi: Three unexploded H-4 glide-bombs, weighing 1,000 kg each, fired by Pakistan Air Force fighters on 27...
by Aditya G
02 Apr 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sorry but in the current escalation it was IAF who landed the first punch (on 26th) and successfully defended itself (on 27th). Pakistan is the one with a bloody nose. We are the aggressors here and IAF executed the political objective quite well so I don't understand the rona dhona. This is not a s...
by Aditya G
02 Apr 2019 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

+1 Yes, the IAF side showed *superb aggression*, heavily outnumbered but went in hard, wresting the initiative back. Also, not mindless zeal. Coolly avoiding AMRAAM shots, holding off multiple strike packages etc. I also think WingCo Abhinandan definitely deserves an award for his actions and perhap...
by Aditya G
02 Apr 2019 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

How did PAF actually jam us?
by Aditya G
01 Apr 2019 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Reading Rohit's article, I embarked on a "thought safari" by approaching the operation on 27/02 from the Pakistani perspective; - Force level . The PAF thew everything at the operation on that day - every single fighter type was involved. I can only assume that the best squadrons were sele...
by Aditya G
27 Mar 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49289

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Regarding performance of Modi sarkar viz acquisitions: 1. ARMY: With Arty and Small Arms sorted - i think we can say that pressure on Army's procurement backlog has been sorted to a big extent. Tanks are not a pressing issue at this time - IMHO. 2. NAVY is doing alright thanks to many orders during ...
by Aditya G
22 Mar 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Dear Ulan Batori....... It isnt easy to cover up a shootdown & death. The pilots wife would have a family & social circle of her own and those interacting with them would have noticed. The pilot's child would be going to school and his classmates and their families would have noticed. Socia...
by Aditya G
22 Mar 2019 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:Only on first morning these two strikes came in newsx and ither channels and then vanished


https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 0601789440
by Aditya G
22 Mar 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

For all we know the extra R-73 pieces could be from one of the drones which Su-30s shot down.

saip wrote:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D14kFXFWsAACqjg.jpg:small

This is the link to TWO missiles posted on 17th. In four days ther bred two more? Breeding like rabbits, sorry being pakis i should have said pigs.
by Aditya G
18 Mar 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

.... And by firing multiple BVRs, they did attempt to hit us. But we did not hit back. Not even later. So that’s a bit of muddled messaging. If our ROE during the PAF raid was not to be the first to fire if Pakis were in their airspace, then our ROE did not change in the subsequent days as well. In...
by Aditya G
17 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The IAF delivered a landmark and successful operation in Pakistan by striking Balakot. The PAF retaliated the next day with a failed mission but secured a face saver. But also got lucky and our pilot was captured. If Wingco Abhi was not captured, even if he was shot down the exchange could have cont...
by Aditya G
16 Mar 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Intriguing. Though a SF prahaar does have 1 man with RL duty. It's possible they got him to attack all 3 bunkers. Vayu Sena email and website is - defunct - to put it plainly. Happy to talk through here or SM :-) Aditya, good finds. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/the-courageous-acts-of-12...
by Aditya G
16 Mar 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Am guessing perhaps this was the anti BAT op for which the soldier mentioned previously got SM and Rajnath Singh said 3rd op. https://twitter.com/gauravcsawant/status/1079640510111854592 There are 2 operations which we know could be the 3rd SS: https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/status/11043382409...
by Aditya G
16 Mar 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Even today I am missing a technical briefing from the Air Force on operations on the 26th and 27th. When Sqn Ldr PK Bundela shot down the Atlantic there was a press conference by the air force i remember and the air force statement was typically military like and leave no room for doubt: http://vayu...
by Aditya G
16 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

..... I am pretty sure, if India had NOT announced the Balakot strike, Pak would have hidden it! .... If memory serves me right, that day it was ISPR who announced the strike first - India announced it later via a terse message at 11ish AM. The same day Pak DGMO did not pick up the phone call from ...
by Aditya G
16 Mar 2019 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Reg rumours of Brahmos use:

Indian forces have always shown a calibrated selection of weapons to suit objective. Why use a 300 Km range brahmos when there are other (cheaper) weapon systems available?
by Aditya G
10 Mar 2019 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

... If this was a full blown out war, some of you would get a brain clot and die from a stroke when attrition reports start coming in. This is how war is conducted. You will lose personnel and equipment. Stop expecting perfection. And we have an enemy whose entire nationhood is based on lies, false...
by Aditya G
09 Mar 2019 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

.... The PAF - like their PA and PN counterparts - have proved that they can come up with a half baked tactical plan, but have no strategic outlook. They were hoping for a shoot down to reclaim their lost honour - IAF Mirage 2000s entering their airspace, while they were helpless to stop it. Pakis ...
by Aditya G
09 Mar 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I support a pro-active management of the LoC, however at the same time, it should be questioned whether there are strategic benefits from the daily war of attrition unless that achieves aims. Pakistan covers up most deaths very well - even officers. I cannot say for sure what is going to happen at &...
by Aditya G
06 Mar 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786461

Re: Small Arms Thread

.... As far as the license production of AK is concerned, the army gets the comfort of reliability and ruggedness of the Kalashnikov that they apparently love, and the politicians get off the hook by giving the OFB a piece of the pie. F....HO And with a state owned Russian firm the decision will no...
by Aditya G
06 Mar 2019 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

Is there any comment by PAF? on the air battle? Even an offical word that JF17 shot down the Mig21? (and Su30 as claimed) Or R77 being fired by India and it's superior technology nullified it? Something like that. I have hardly seen any comments. Other than that PA news reader guy on tweeter. So mu...
by Aditya G
04 Mar 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

We have bagged another air to air kill

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/m.econom ... 258500.cms

Edit: a drone over Rajasthan
by Aditya G
02 Mar 2019 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2891
Views: 370555

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

FWIW only .... What has happened yesterday (as per one of my IAF friend)..Minute by Minute details 9:52 AM – Indian Netra and Northern Air command detected ten F16 took off from 3 Airbases from Pakistan. They came in 3 groups and merged in attack formation near POK. 9:54: AM – India scrambled 2 Mig2...
by Aditya G
29 Nov 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 410
Views: 38008

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

arun wrote:Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL) launches 105 meter 3,000 tonne displacement Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna. This happened a little over a month ago:

Reliance Naval launches training ship for Indian Coast Guard


Whatever happened to the 2 NOPVs they launched? :roll:
by Aditya G
25 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256901

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

My dream class for the Indian Navy is something that will be; - built in large numbers (2 dozen or more) - reasonably cheap - reasonably capable on all domains - long range - Has high indian component To this end, the config of this new "Nilgiri" class will be as follows: Propulsion: - Die...
by Aditya G
12 Aug 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2403
Views: 355343

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

abhijitm wrote:Hi. is there a website which lists yearly all terrorist encounters by indian army? Thanks.


SATP

Or, go through all tweets by Northern Command for Op Rakshak
by Aditya G
26 Jul 2018 23:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 163026

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The Navy should realize that achieving both qualitative and quantitative expansion is not feasible in the current scenario. It has happened in the past but not so at the moment. IN is chasing an uber carrier with 3 squadrons on afloat - imho wasting their time while PLAN is building multiple simulta...
by Aditya G
25 Jul 2018 17:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 163026

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

MiG-29K availability issues aside, it is an in-service aircraft whose net availability can be boosted by acquiring more of the same type. If IN wants to operate 3 carriers then the best bet would be to acquire 2 more squadrons of Fulcrums and 1 more Vikrant carrier. NLCA may come along in the meanti...
by Aditya G
17 Jul 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256901

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have formed an opinion that IN needs a modern day equivalent of Leander class frigate. Not too big, some capability in all areas incl ASW and long range. Built with local content in all spheres move, fight, float etc.

Sadly project 28 did not yield such a ship
by Aditya G
17 Jul 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256901

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The advantage of buying more Krivaks was the win-win factor:

- We get new frigates quickly
- We get new frigates which are already familiar to IN and doing well.
- Russia gets to offload partially built up ships which could not be completed due to Ukrainian components

What have we done here?
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 410
Views: 38008

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Kashi, There is a distinction between classified and black ops. Even a normal operation could be classified, for eg the movement of a submarine. The submarine still bears the colours and the pennant of the Indian Navy while the surgical strikes to eliminate a terrorist leader would be black ops sin...
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 798698

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

These things will happen any which way since everyone wants to make money. The MoD should come up with a system where everyone gets some piece of pie irrespective of who wins the order since that would be incentive to not block the entire process for all involved. In this particular case, I believe...

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