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by mahadevbhu
11 Jan 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Post edited. User warned for repeated thread disruption. Banned for a month.
by mahadevbhu
11 Jan 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 133363

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Mirage 2000:mirage 4000: Rafale YF16:YF17:F16:F18 F16 got copied into the JF17 and all the other Korean and Taiwanese designs. Mig29:35: Su27:30:35 series LCA 1: 2:Navy:tedbf series. F35: Korean 5th gen, Chinese 5th gen. These are the series of developments which have taken place.. similarity exists...
by mahadevbhu
10 Jan 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana wrote:
mahadevbhu wrote:This can be done for the Mig21/F16 also?


Aren't you carrying this too far?
Once is funny. Not more than that.


Not being facetious in any of my posts - be it about unFair or this. Hold this place in very high esteem and spend a lot of time reading brf, been lurking since 2002.
by mahadevbhu
10 Jan 2020 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

This can be done for the Mig21/F16 also?
by mahadevbhu
09 Jan 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Agreed that commentators have biases and biased backgrounds. Is it possible even so, to address their commentary without keeping their biases in mind and to refute or agree with their commentary, point by point? Rationale behind this being that biased they may be but some of the aforementioned names...
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Earthquake could have been a nuclear test...has that news been confirmed.
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

anmol wrote:Jordanian news paper: Iranians accidentally shot down the Ukrainian plane.

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Not an accident. It had a lot of Canadians
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 13:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Frankly I like the balls that Iran seems to have. It's instructional for the Indian polity. It's one thing to take on Pakistan and quite frankly another altogether to take on the giant Satan USA. :)
by mahadevbhu
05 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3277
Views: 628468

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

because the best use of that money, given the limited war scenario that is present on both the fronts - let's face it, neither are the Pakis irrationally prone to jehadying themselves, nor are the Chinese - is limited war like conditions like Balakot and Doklam. And given that scenarios, the best us...
by mahadevbhu
03 Jan 2020 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1565
Views: 189049

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Isn't the middle east a place where Indian foreign policy, over the long run, is necessary to bring peace to it - India has relations with the larger players there. However, bringing them to the peace table to talk and to curtail their gunda-gardi is going to prove to be a different matter altogether.
by mahadevbhu
01 Jan 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 846924

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is truly Agile hardware development. The great thing is that they have a giant supply chain of factories who are producing widgets. So building on top of that industrial base is so much easier than starting a Desi factory from scratch, getting funding, technology and all and then putting it all...
by mahadevbhu
30 Dec 2019 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Please do not call me ji. What point of view did she really have? Did you see her behaviour on that stage? How many more F-16s can LM "honestly" sell if the evidence came out? Arm twisting a nation, yes. But who would really want the plane? It just goes to show that technology, while grea...
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 283447

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Corollary - we MUST get the UTTAM and Meteor for the LCA then. MBDA has accepted to integrate the METEOR with the Indian Radar and thus we must grab the opportunity.
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Discussed to death Cain-ji. Fair Bibi - as usual - displays the usual American hubris —> America is the centre of the universe, how could a SDRE, Russian trained IAF pilot flying a Russian MiG-21 shoot down a TFTA, American trained PAF pilot flying an American F-16. The very thought is haram. How s...
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Makes good points though. Fair Bibi - what's the deescalation ladder? How do you deescalate the next time this repeats.
by mahadevbhu
27 Dec 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1360
Views: 249779

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Praful Patel when.he was civil aviation minister used to get a small cut off every seat that was sold through Emirates..he also made a bunch of money from orders through Boeing and Airbus for Air India. While such capabilities are available in India we would not find Indian companies and govt. entit...
by mahadevbhu
26 Dec 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2009
Views: 187897

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Ya but if we try to access technology which is now accessible to us, and then create a relationship with the US that is similar to the one that China has with Russia..then that will really help us in terms of ToT. The US is mercantile sure. But that helps keep costs down and given what they spend on...
by mahadevbhu
25 Dec 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 846924

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Why are we so lallu about technology transfer and IP. How do we change this on a national level?
by mahadevbhu
24 Dec 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 846924

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They work like machines. Great progress from them, and it should inspire us a lot more to work our assess off to build our own country. Cheers
by mahadevbhu
19 Dec 2019 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 619418

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I agree. Take for example OCI. This is not a second citizenship, which India does not allow for anyone. It is only an unlimited visa for Indian origin people. India did not take away the Indian citizenship of Mr. Aatish Taseer. It took away his unlimited visa for visiting India, which as a sovereig...
by mahadevbhu
16 Dec 2019 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Moderator note: Warning given for an incredibly tone deaf post. You were already informed that ample evidence already exists in this thread, and its best you spend some effort reading it instead of posting the same tone deaf propaganda again and again, and then proceeding to pompously proclaim what ...
by mahadevbhu
15 Dec 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Christine Fair had some valid points. 1. It doesn't matter if you killed terrorists or not, there are thousands of terror camps in Pakistan.Your spice bombs may not have struck the targets since they weren't blown up and away. Tiny holes don't make sense. 2. May.not have downed an F 16, though as pe...
by mahadevbhu
15 Dec 2019 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Why can't the JSF be entered into the mmrca competition? Why is it not already entered in it.? https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/india-really-interested-buying-the-f-35-24724 Tldr: expensive, ties up.IAF and USAF much more. But look at the clear Dynamics that it transmits across the Himala...
by mahadevbhu
15 Dec 2019 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3533
Views: 572061

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

Good points made by all the panelists.
by mahadevbhu
02 Dec 2019 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 837940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Just a little addendum to my observations on data collection.... In fact, the data which is put out by the panda-land is highly dubious because they are always fudged by the central leadership to paint a rosy picture. For the last several years, the western financial institutions got very suspiciou...
by mahadevbhu
28 Nov 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 846924

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Karan M wrote:You are looking at industrial benefits. The IAF wants to maximize its combat performance, ergo non starter until they change their mind.


Industrial benefits are a GoI subject. So unless they specifically want it - and they are good with imports- it won't happen.
by mahadevbhu
27 Nov 2019 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1718
Views: 499563

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Who are all the countries to which we can export the LCA to? What requirement of theirs can we meet? Lift? Trainer? Light fighters. How do we compare vs the gripen in the same competitions?
by mahadevbhu
26 Nov 2019 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 955
Views: 160981

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

We have to finish up the Vikrant and then begin on the Vishal. (Or negotiate for an Amreeki mothballed super carrier if such a dream can be realistically entertained.) The second chini carrier crossed the Taiwan Strait yesterday and received its air wing. We have just lost the dominant position in ...
by mahadevbhu
25 Nov 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2324
Views: 611644

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Agni ranges are all BS. They are all ICBM's and can blow up Trump's mushharraf, but we don't like to broadcast that fact that they are all ICBMs. Accuracy wise - we can aim stuff at the moon and mars, and have it reach THOSE distances accurately. So how our ICBM's are capable to perform is easy to f...
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

No more khyali pulao from my side..but I would hope to see the JSF in Indian colors apart from the AMCA
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2859
Views: 491284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

OT: There used to be a JSF thread turkey or talisman and I couldnt find it. Is it okay to post on the AMCA thread?
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 10:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 153392

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

And no, in hindsight the three US services could not have developed three clean sheet designs for the same price. That notion may sound really impressive but when one gets into programmatic data and financials the math simply does not add up hence why POGO, Sprey, and others have never tried to qua...
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Sir the devil lies in the details afaik. And the details that one gets by possessing and maintaining one is different from externally looking at it. Someone was mentioning that he had interacted with American firms recently who were offering all manner of help . This sentiment needs to be capitalize...
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

That doesn't work. Indian scientists need to take a close look at the jsf to develop the AMCA.
Korea made the KA 50 after making the F16 so many years. It makes sense to me to get the jsf to feed into the AMCA.
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2859
Views: 491284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

In my view we should Anu Malik where we can : Brown men are awesome. However Lockheed Martin has developed some n number of aircraft. Our neighbors to the east have no problem hacking into the JSF program to aid their own....we should consider buying some to aid our own... America is positively pred...
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

From the US perspective, it probably wants India to be more into an anti-China alliance with the US. This is best done via the F35. So it makes more sense both ways - India gets the fifth generation equivalent of the F16 which is ready today and serves as a template for the AMCA just as mirage 2000 ...
by mahadevbhu
21 Nov 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2859
Views: 491284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Development risk. The risk.that.our mil.ind complex will not be able to make a good product.

With substandard specs and performance.
by mahadevbhu
20 Nov 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1341
Views: 195643

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Why can't the JSF be entered into the mmrca competition? Why is it not already entered in it.? https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/india-really-interested-buying-the-f-35-24724 Tldr: expensive, ties up.IAF and USAF much more. But look at the clear Dynamics that it transmits across the Himalay...
by mahadevbhu
20 Nov 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2859
Views: 491284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This is going off topic. Last post. Fifth gen Technology is not easy as per Lockheed Martin s experience with the jsf. Thus it needs risk mitigation as well as hand holding which the JSF could provide.

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