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by vishal
07 Nov 2018 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 23068

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Darn it! Still no center-spread photos of the vessel to drool over! It has been 10 long years since she got pushed out! The only side profile pic of the Arihant that I have seen to date.... The side profile of Arihant has been published since 14 October 2017 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a...
by vishal
20 Jun 2018 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4861
Views: 918712

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

BrahMos production rate

Extract: India currently imports 35 solid propellant boosters annually for the BrahMos cruise missile.

So does this mean we are making 35 missiles p.a.? Does anyone have info on the order book for BrahMos?
by vishal
28 Feb 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 582131

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Lungi dance time! Govt shelves $10-b single-engine fighter jet deal, to push for Tejas "Keeping in mind the requirement of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the government has decided to push for the home-grown Tejas Mark 2, which is much cheaper than F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E, given the paucity of f...
by vishal
30 Aug 2017 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756518

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The Backfires will be an unmistakable message. The fight, if & when there's one, will be also be fought on China's eastern front. A fleet of 4 bombers won't be the only component of this strategy but it is a good indication of the direction the IN is headed in as it prepares for a showdown with ...
by vishal
30 Aug 2017 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756518

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IDRW has an article up stating the IN is likely to acquire Backfires. India to use Tu-22M3 Supersonic Bombers to Hunt down PLAN Warships Extract: "The jets have a range of 6,800 km, allowing them to venture out to the South China Sea from Visakhapatnam, headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern...
by vishal
05 Jul 2017 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398534

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India-China face-off in Sikkim's Doklam area: Any escalation would be damaging for China Extract: "Even in case of a bilateral face-off, India is not at all weak in defending its borders. Global Times never fails to remind India about 1962, but perhaps selectively ignores 1967 when the Indian ...
by vishal
23 Jun 2017 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Senior police officer lynched by mob outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar It is time to take the gloves off. Excerpt: :“The officer was on frisking duty at the Jamia Masjid. He was carrying out his duties as usual when the miscreants attacked him,” informed sources told IANS. “He tried to free himself ...
by vishal
22 Jun 2017 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Poonch: Two Army jawans killed in attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team on patrolling party The basic premise on which Pakistan has based its actions is that they are they crazier ones in the fight and any response by India will result in a catastrophic escalation for which Pakistan is not respon...
by vishal
21 Jun 2017 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

This has come up for discussion and while there were some good posts on why NVG's might be ineffective in certain conditions the lack of these has been a persistent disadvantage.

I can't get the image up but the link below is a screenshot of a discussion from earlier.

http://imgur.com/Lt1kruO
by vishal
21 Jun 2017 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

jamwal wrote:Halted for night or for iftar ?


I would've said for iftar but halting ops at night goes back to the beginning. It forces our troops to forgo a lot of their advantages while giving the terrorists and their supporters a know window of opportunity.
by vishal
21 Jun 2017 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

2 terrorists killed... but we had to stop hunting at nightfall Srinagar: Two militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Rafiabad area of Kashmir's Baramulla district, an Army official said. :: :: A police official said the search operation was halted for the night but the f...
by vishal
16 Jun 2017 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342426

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo reported killed in ongoing gunfight Another one bites the dust. "Mattoo was involved in a day light attack on a police van in which three policemen including an officer was killed last year. His involvement is also suspected in the killing of a policeman in Kulg...
by vishal
22 Oct 2016 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 54269

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Not sure if this was posted earlier. Indian hacking gang goes on three-year Chinese phishing trip Extract: Suspected hackers based in India have compromised thousands of computers, going about their business as far back as 2013. :: "The overarching campaign appears to target both Chinese nation...
by vishal
19 Oct 2016 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 310
Views: 27129

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

Double Trouble: India to Lease Second Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine Excerpts: According to Russian reports, the Indians originally did not want to lease a second Akula-class boat, instead New Delhi had its eye on the much more advanced Project 885 Yasen-class, but Moscow only has one of those pr...
by vishal
30 Sep 2016 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 223071

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

From DFI Allright dears, more details: * SF went after the targets deep in, indeed HAHOed in from Dhruvs, also (this is beautiful) they had a couple of Rudras flying about ready to pounce, in case our boys need help, but that call never happened. * Sf went in first, Ghataks began their op a bit lat...
by vishal
08 Jun 2016 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3161
Views: 392580

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The Royal Navy Is Down to 17 Frigates and Destroyers Excerpt: "The fleet has declined amid steady cuts to the Ministry of Defense’s budget as a share of overall government spending, from 4.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 1988 to 2.6 percent in 2010. Reductions in 2010 sliced another eig...
by vishal
11 May 2016 14:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 203374

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

SSG commander claims 780 SF personnel died in Zarb-e-azb That's a huge number of SF operators to lose for any country. Does anyone have info on the tempo of the ops these guys were conducting? The Americans were conducting multiple SF raids every night under Gen. McChrystal for an extended period o...
by vishal
28 Jan 2016 15:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 274008

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Or it could be that the Arihant will never enter active service and serve only as a development platform albeit one that can be operationalised if need be. Its successors (even of the same class), however, will/might have very different characteristics. So the presence of the Arihant will put the wo...
by vishal
22 Jan 2016 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2885
Views: 289254

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

An interesting chart depicting mission-capable rates for USAF aircraft operating in the Middle East. Those numbers are impressively high and highlight the force-multiplier effects of good maintenance, logistics, design and overall control over the lifecycle of the aircraft . The last part is someth...
by vishal
18 Jan 2016 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4021
Views: 631514

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The NSG does not operate at night Surely this cannot be true! Excerpt: Following the operation, a journalist asking a senior NSG officer (name withheld) why the operation took that long, and was tersely told, “the NSG does not operate at night”, besides other reasons; an NSG officer (who was part o...
by vishal
18 Dec 2015 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 398524

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

India Is Building a Top-Secret Nuclear City to Produce Thermonuclear Weapons Excerpt: Only after construction on the site began that year did it finally become clear to the tribesmen and others that two secretive agencies were behind a project that experts say will be the subcontinent’s largest mil...
by vishal
18 Dec 2015 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177971

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India Is Building a Top-Secret Nuclear City to Produce Thermonuclear Weapons Excerpt: Officials warned its lawyers that the prime minister’s office was running the project. “There is no point fighting this, we were told,” Leo Saldanha, a founding member of the advocacy organization, recalled. “You ...
by vishal
01 Dec 2015 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4021
Views: 631514

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Some interesting insights into 9 Para (SF)'s AO, SF probation and operations in Kashmir (http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/vc5nVprN5J6tJhF5U6UinL/Living-and-dying-in-the-Special-Forces.html) That night, the wind grew too, chilling the already soaked men further. Goswami and the men ate a couple of pu...
by vishal
22 Nov 2015 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382839

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It was love at first Sight in Pathankot. I was Near the runway End and came through two mig 21 came at very low landing gear open and touched the Runway like a Race Car.. Chutes came from back from end and it slowed down. I know they are old but I feel very excited while seeing a MIG 21 Land at hig...
by vishal
04 Nov 2015 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 337398

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If the S-400 can enable 2-3 squadrons of Sukhois to be redeployed..... When, not if. Extract: (UNI) In what could easily be said the biggest ever defence deal with Russia, India has stitched a contract to acquire S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems from Moscow at a cost of around Rs 70,000 crores,...
by vishal
04 Nov 2015 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 398524

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

India seals Rs 70,000 cr missile deal with Russia Extract: (UNI) In what could easily be said the biggest ever defence deal with Russia, India has stitched a contract to acquire S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems from Moscow at a cost of around Rs 70,000 crores, top sources in the Defence Ministr...
by vishal
26 Oct 2015 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 234835

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

LCA to get an improved version of Elta's 2052

Extract: Elta’s offer, however, came with the condition that at least one more fighter in the IAF’s inventory should field the ELM-2052 AESA radar. To sweeten the deal, Elta offered to work jointly with HAL on an improved version of the ELM-2052.
by vishal
13 Sep 2015 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 483405

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Israel to expand AEW fleet for India

The IAF has been operating the first batch for some time now and the article mentions the two, new ones will be an upgraded version.
by vishal
26 Feb 2014 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 108683

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Indian sailors missing after fire on submarine off Mumbai http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/indian-sailors-missing-fire-submarine-mumbai Quote: "Two Indian navy sailors are missing and seven others are in hospital after they were overcome by smoke during a firefighting training exerc...
by vishal
21 Oct 2013 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 110884

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

DRDO missile exports: http://ajaishukla.blogspot.sg/2013/10/f ... -arms.html

What is the Pragati SSM? Is it really a lower range version of Prahaar as answered in one of the comments?
by vishal
16 Jul 2013 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 60454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

CNN: Pakistani Taliban arrive in Syria, more to come
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/15/world ... ?hpt=hp_t3

That plan to arm rebels in Syria just got a little bit more complicated.
by vishal
13 Jul 2013 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 60454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

One man pinged the entire Internet & got 460 million responses before he decided to stop. The map shows a few interesting things. Like how Africa is more connected than Pakistan.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/51 ... -internet/
by vishal
10 Apr 2013 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013
Replies: 2844
Views: 60295

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013

How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/magaz ... n.html?hpw

Long read, but interesting.
by vishal
10 Apr 2013 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013
Replies: 2844
Views: 60295

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013

Taliban Defend New Perch in Northern Pakistan, Gaining Sway as Election Nears http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/world/asia/taliban-defend-new-perch-in-northern-pakistan.html?hpw Quote: "The army launched a two-pronged assault on Tirah last Friday. But it soon suffered heavy casualties, after tr...
by vishal
25 Nov 2012 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 101057

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

If they want to bring Singapore to heel - cutting of the water supply is a lot better alternative :) - Singapore knows its limitations and relies on Khan and then some backup relations with others for any military problems Singapore is now almost self-reliant for its water needs. There were 2 agree...
by vishal
23 Oct 2012 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3161
Views: 392580

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Putting the great Russian rip-off in some more perspective Excerpt: By investing a combined $6 billion in America and Tripoli, the Navy and Marines are betting that future warfare will involve more aerial combat and fewer potential beach assaults. :: :: These facilities allow America and her sister...
by vishal
22 Oct 2012 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4021
Views: 631514

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Rats bite off toe of a hospitalised 9 Para soldier who was left paralysed after being hit by a bullet in the spine during an op. Photo of newspaper clipping from which I first came to know of this: http://twitpic.com/b6bzxy Edited later to include URL: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/rats-bite-off...
by vishal
15 Oct 2012 10:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 628651

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Mission: to break into the embassy of a South Asian country Excerpt:They had flown in two days earlier for this mission: to break into the embassy of a South Asian country, steal that country’s secret codes and get out without leaving a trace. :: :: they carefully opened and photographed the code b...
by vishal
12 Oct 2012 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 54634

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

North Waziristan operation under serious consideration

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday said that the government is seriously considering a military operation in the tribal badlands of North Waziristan, DawnNews reported.

Things could get very interesting soon.

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