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by Aditya G
22 Mar 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 3805
Views: 391815

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: 4573
Views: 772325

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 1508
Views: 186967

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: 407
Views: 36493

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: 1195
Views: 231308

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: 352753

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: 160888

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: 160888

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: 1195
Views: 231308

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: 1195
Views: 231308

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: 407
Views: 36493

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: 790854

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...
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423522

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Direct hit by BSF. I am guessing they employed a 76mm weapon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 4KqVfSDKdU

by Aditya G
11 Jun 2018 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I say any option is better than no option.

Pak Navy has purchased second hand Seakings ... We could have done the same. Recall talks to buy Canadian samples ... What came of that?
by Aditya G
11 Jun 2018 01:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can these withstand high sea state and have good sea keeping qualities in these conditions , can the metals on these ships withstand small arm fires and have longer life in sea conditions ? Commercial ships might be built to a standard that may not meet mil ones. Problem is that MoD is unable to co...
by Aditya G
09 Jun 2018 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We should have taken the 2 Russian Mistrals when they were available. /my 2 paise
by Aditya G
20 May 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 13388

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:After NSG, CRPF too adopts the SHerpa.
Image


NSG reqd Sherpa for assault ladder platform. Pray tell why CRPF and CISF need such an expensive platform? I am all for forces to get the right kit, but should be for a purpose.
by Aditya G
15 May 2018 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think the GSL Nopv design is a qualified success which has also been exported, and set the basis for ICG Samarth class ships. The most important KRA from these ships should be their sea time given their mandate to patrol the seas. The record for sea time was a Nilgiri class frigate. The ships do f...
by Aditya G
11 May 2018 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

It will be interesting to see the configuration of the new missile craft.8 BMos one presumes along with a BPDMS , perhaps a gun/missile mount like the navalised Pantsir. The Talwars would have the VLS silos for Klub replaced with BMos but the Delhi's would need the inclined launchers. I would go fo...
by Aditya G
09 May 2018 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Austin wrote:Well if L&T is rejoicing over something Brahmos Corp or DRDO did 15 years back then good for them ! Inclined launcher were the first operational brahmos on any IN ships


The real story is that these launchers will equip ships. Which are those ships?
by Aditya G
09 May 2018 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 136382

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Unlike IAF, PAF directly controls the design iterations and production of the aircraft. PAF is thus heavily invested into JF-17s success. Seems to be the centerline hardpoint. JF-17 does not have any intake pod https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dy4Vr0c37d4/WWSdBi8x6eI/AAAAAAAABeE/PhwLnjhpAeQb5352xEheg98rFR...
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The quad launcher angle must have been carefully selected. Probably impacts range of the missile. I think their plan would be to replace 8 urans with 4 brahmos. The launcher would be forward facing and canted outward. If you observe INS mysore has large missile shields which were rumoured to take th...
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This broken record wants an order for a 2nd Vikrant class. This way you can at least share the air wing between the 3 ships.
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 00:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Should fit well on Delhi class: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/11856489_1007551669289073_6308496090359918004_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fd1a13052ca1551cf2b444a33bc4fef4&oe=5B8C40F3 Comparison with 2x2 installation on Rajputs: https://www.defencetalk.com/military/images/brahmos-on-raj...
by Aditya G
01 May 2018 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790854

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

After ASW SWC the next big thing from IN force levels perspective is going to be NGMV or NGC program. I think that should lead to a dozen hulls at least
by Aditya G
30 Apr 2018 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 136382

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The same week Kulbhushan Jadhav tape came out first. X Posted from the Terroristsn thread. Note spin fed by the Uniformed Jihadi’s of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan which has been italicised: Pakistan delivers medical assistance to Indian fishermen stuck at sea By H...

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