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by Aditya G
18 Nov 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525839

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

Katare wrote:Have anyone seen/read anything that mentions awards being given to the pilots who shot down mig 21 and mythical Su30 MKI?


https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 8069081088

They have not disclosed other awards aside from Abhinandan's VrC.
by Aditya G
16 Nov 2019 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 425
Views: 47684

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:These are the real Littoral Combat Ships providing immense capability at a fraction of the cost.


Sir is there any framework for ICG to fight under the Navy? Is it ever practicsed?
by Aditya G
15 Nov 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525839

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

How local air superiority is to be achieved is best illustrated by comparing Op Balakot and Op Swift Retort. In nutshell both ops aimed to executed stand off precision attacks. The IAF achieve total surprise and was able to deliver munitions from within enemy airspace. Moreover majority bombs landed...
by Aditya G
14 Nov 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525839

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

Actually, I have to agree with AM Masand sirjee here. Can somebody here draw me a use case where a fighter needs more than say 4-6 A2A missiles? Post-Balakot air combat showed that it’s going to be very hard to shoot down a modern 4th-Gen fighter with long-ranged BVR AAM shots. Combination of aircr...
by Aditya G
08 Nov 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525839

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

Reg comments on the thread about lack of IAF bases in the area; Pathankot is barely 100 miles away from Nowshera. Our AEW had detected PAF take off and if I recall we had a 15 minute early warning. We had 2 mirages already loitering over the area, 2 MiG-21s from ORP and another 2 Su-30s operating fr...
by Aditya G
11 Sep 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Folks, you do know that Baba and others are fake news handles? Some may have access to rumours but thats about it.
by Aditya G
20 Aug 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

ramana wrote:Folks how come no discussion of the cross LOC actions since 5th August?
Or are we to high and mighty and ignore baba banaras type twitter feeds?


We should not ignore any cross LoC actions - big or small.

However, these fake news twitter handles should be avoided completely.
by Aditya G
09 Jun 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732088

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Nair sir,

Do you see a potential, even if limited, naval role for the LCH? For example they could operate off amphib ships in order to support beach assault?
by Aditya G
02 Jun 2019 13:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sitara e Kargil awesome Tu Fail does an anal e sys: http://kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com/2019/06/pulwama-from-bluster-to-whimper.html?m=1 :rotfl: The butt hurt is so strong, I am now certain that this moron took tit bits from Desi reports and added some Shaan masala :lol: Disappointed by this piece ...
by Aditya G
24 May 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259274

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

At some point the thought process will have to be revealed by IAF air Marshals.... At the moment I find KaranMs explanation as correct. The political leadership would have wanted to contain the situation, not flare it up.

Question is whether we will be keen to send IAF again in near future.
by Aditya G
20 May 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259274

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan Navy is doing very well .... Especially with 8 SSKs coming up as well
by Aditya G
19 May 2019 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

In case of IAF, a small body of troops could be trained to Para (SF) or MARCOS standard while retaining their core skills. And I'm expecting at least a Mi-17 squadron and a Dhruv Squadron to be seconded to them for use; these machines being knitted out with required gear. ... BTW - it seems NSG rem...
by Aditya G
18 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

I doubt SOD will be new raising - probably they will ask one of the (numerous) Para SF battalions to rotate in and out, and supplemented with smaller detachments of MARCOS and Garuds. What can make it apart from others will be to have an organic Intel setup...
by Aditya G
17 May 2019 01:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 47546

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

The creation of the AFSOD (lets called it the S.O.D - sounds better) will offer decision makers another go-to option. For the first time, there is a Special Forces formation - and not just a SF unit - who you can task to achieve objectives. Thus, you can achieve bigger objectives. The only other for...
by Aditya G
17 May 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

rkhanna wrote:...
PS - Technical Services Division was nothing more than rolling in ELINT/SIGINT/Humint Capabilities with Door Kickers


I am not sure what door kickers means, but sounds like this is what a Special Operations unit should be?
by Aditya G
16 May 2019 00:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 47546

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

In coming years it will be interesting to see if and where AFSOD gets involved in ops
by Aditya G
13 May 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

CAS ACM dhanoa was himself part of planning post J&K Assembly bombing Some bits of chatter from a brass-heavy evening: The first draft of op Balakot dates back to 2001. It had been re-looked at and revised many times to incorporate new weapons sensors platforms intelligence and techniques as and...
by Aditya G
11 May 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

2019 is when we should mark a victory in the border fight https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pakistan-offers-to-de-escalate-loc-tensions-amid-pressure/story-beVrypOY2GshIQTykLZTnI.html Islamabad has blinked first in the staring battle along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border betwe...
by Aditya G
10 May 2019 18:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This event will see brisk discussion for the next 2 years.

Starting with shiv aroors book and vayu Sena diwas.
by Aditya G
02 May 2019 02:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Reg theories that the PAF intentionally missed: - You don't need to waste 11 stand off PGMs to make a point. I believe the PAF dusted off a ready war plan and executed it, say it was a response to a SF surgical strike executed and openly claimed by IA. So PAF attack in response would be seen as legi...
by Aditya G
01 May 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The question is "what were the pakis thinking?"

They were prepared to attack our IA brigade HQ within a day of our attack .... Did they even weigh the options?
by Aditya G
01 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732088

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Dear Hari Nair

How will deployment of Rudra and LCH differ in IAF and IA?

In LCH do we finally have a viable UAV intercept capability?
by Aditya G
20 Apr 2019 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Terror launch pads hit - this time by Arty; Pakistan used heavy artillery 74 times to attack Indian Army positions in March. ...... Earlier this month as well, the army claimed to have hit terrorist launch pads in Nikial, Rakhchakri, Kotli and Bhimber in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. These areas are no...
by Aditya G
16 Apr 2019 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 491
Views: 124759

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3450
Views: 571812

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3450
Views: 571812

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775843

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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: 491
Views: 124759

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: 3361
Views: 525839

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...

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