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by Aditya G
17 Mar 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613716

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why does it have to be Tu-22M or Tu-160 or nothing? PN acquired second hand civil ATRs, and then upgraded them separately to military standard: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiVjfwIWAAAfHgB?format=jpg&name=large There is a lot we can do if we are willing to work with lower cost, lower capability s...
by Aditya G
08 Mar 2020 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

Karan M wrote:....We couldn't open fire until they crossed the LoC. They had no such qualms.


There are conflicting reports on on whether they crossed the loc or not.
by Aditya G
16 Feb 2020 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333394

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Calling OPV as Corvettes and spending Big Euros, I have a feeling some money must have changed hands. PN has always done that i.e. classify ships to one category above. Example Amazon class frigates are called "destroyers". Designation aside it looks to be a sensible purchase, with potent...
by Aditya G
10 Feb 2020 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25772

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Totally disappointed with not seeing any model for ASW-SWC.

Also hardly anything by Tata. Could anybody get a good look at Tata Merlin?
by Aditya G
08 Feb 2020 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25772

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

excellent work Shobhit
by Aditya G
06 Feb 2020 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

...... Folded image - manual - all backwards. http://www.strategicfront.org/forums/attachments/1563982831181-png.8379/ .... I think a lot of people dont understand the criticality of blade folding requirement. (not singling you out Cyrus) Let me explain from a layman perspective; If you ever walk u...
by Aditya G
05 Feb 2020 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25772

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Are shipyards taking part? Hoping to see detailed views of upcoming mini-ASW boats.
by Aditya G
05 Feb 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613716

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Nice pic of Kamorta class corvette; INS Kiltan (P30) In cash-starved times i wish a ship like this could be acquired in large numbers. I am talking at least a dozen. Sadly these are quite expensive, and couple with GRSE's production rate .... Navy had a rock solid plan to kick start warship producti...
by Aditya G
18 Jan 2020 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

I think its a mystery as to what ROEs were being followed by IAF fighters flying in the air at the time of the dogfight. If ROE was sacrosant then why did Abhinandan go across and engage the F-16s? If the enemy is trying to kill me with AAMs then will a soldier hold back? I dont think so. I think Su...
by Aditya G
17 Jan 2020 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236996

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Is the solution to a heavy gun simply a more powerful tractor? About 20 years ago I saw a hypersonic shell with built in ram jet in a US lab study. It's still not achieved and its thrown around as a venue to explore. Right now ATAGS fires 5 shells a minute. That means 500 lbs. And with Time on Targe...
by Aditya G
30 Dec 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

(post below unconnected to above discussion) There are 4 episodes to balakot episode: 1. Pulwama attack and subsequent investigation 2. Balakot airstrike including political decision making 3. PAF retaliation and F-16 shoot down 4. Negotiation to recover PoW and arm twisting i.e. "qatl ki raat&...
by Aditya G
25 Dec 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

From available accounts C-295 and LCA Mk1A contracts are near fruition. Hope these will go through.

I want navy to have more ships but imho the 3rd carrier and amphibs are not happening. I think we are going to see a reduction in force levels for the navy from the highs of 5 years back.
by Aditya G
25 Dec 2019 11:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Philip CDS will be Military NSA. I wrote here. https://twitter.com/ramana_brf/status/1209611379264479232?s=19 I think that's a good approximation of what the CDS is set out as. However a military commander of note should have military power - so ideally SOD, ANC and SFC should be under his command....
by Aditya G
24 Dec 2019 21:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

No mention of SOD and ANC - so CDS will not be over combatants.
by Aditya G
24 Dec 2019 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624374

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

" Pakistan army last night made yet another attempt, third in past one month, to regain four to five posts which they had lost in retaliatory action by the Indian troops earlier" Four five posts occupied by IA, and even defended to counter attacks. Sadly this success story will not be let ...
by Aditya G
24 Dec 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

India set to get its first Chief of Defence Staff; announcement likely today https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/chief-of-defence-staff-india-first-cds-indian-army-navy-air-force-bipin-rawat-rks-bhadauria-karambir-singh/531163 Knowing Modi govt ... be ready for surprises in CDS announcement,...
by Aditya G
19 Dec 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

.... “However, the rules of business should be revised to read: “the responsibility of defense of India will, from now, on rest with Defense Minister and not Defense Secretary” . Thus, while the CDS, like the Service Chiefs, would have a higher status than the Defense Secretary in the warrant of pr...
by Aditya G
11 Dec 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27294

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

C-295 and P-8 were contenders for the UK program. Eventually UK settled in for the P-8. In our context, the C-295 is a long term replacement choice for Do-228. There is a number of squadrons operating the type across IAF, IN and ICG - if they can go for a deep Make In India I would say it makes tota...
by Aditya G
18 Nov 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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: 431
Views: 54786

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: 3777
Views: 648858

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: 3777
Views: 648858

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: 3777
Views: 648858

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: 3517
Views: 624374

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: 3517
Views: 624374

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: 4620
Views: 852188

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: 829023

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: 1162
Views: 333394

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: 1162
Views: 333394

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: 4065
Views: 741790

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: 4065
Views: 741790

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: 52965

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: 4065
Views: 741790

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: 52965

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: 829023

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: 3517
Views: 624374

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: 829023

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: 829023

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...

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