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by VikramS
18 Mar 2019 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5117

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

।। ॐ शांति ।।

Why do the good die young...
by VikramS
13 Mar 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172971

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

The twitter video which shows both the white puffs from the F-16, and the second explosion (Mig21) shows the contrails of the weapon which hit the 2nd aircraft.

And given the structural integrity of the Mig21 it was not a direct hit but a proximity hit.
by VikramS
08 Mar 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172971

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

What does this even mean ? Doesnt make sense Usually, just detecting an aircraft on radar doesn’t mean having a ‘firing solution’. In order to have a firing solution, you need accurate azimuth, elevation and range/velocity data. Unlike ground radars, aircraft radars aren’t stationary. Also our airc...
by VikramS
07 Mar 2019 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284587

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

It needs to be noted that it is Pakistan which is upping the ante at the border instead of the other way round. They fire with small arms, we respond. They move to higher calibre mortar rounds, we responded. They moved to 105 MM artillery, we copy it, they have also brought in the 155 MM heavy guns...
by VikramS
07 Mar 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172971

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

Interesting From the incident it is clear now that the wing man of Bison was a MKI and perhaps other type PAF in anger fired 4 AMRAAM against the MKI once it saw its F-16 hit , Expecting atleast 1 would hit its target. Must be a surprise becauase IAF was not expecting an AMRAAM launch or a BVR enga...
by VikramS
07 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172971

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

Khalsa ji pranam. https://i.ibb.co/5xjKW1Y/Explosion-1.png This is a screen shot from explosion from a video available on Twitter; the video maker had zoomed in. https://i.ibb.co/xSBcgqq/Normal-Zoom.png From the same video you when zoomed to normal level, you can clearly see the remnant of the previ...
by VikramS
04 Mar 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368115

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/reachanshul/status/1102449366386728960 Going by the Air Situation, the Su-30MKI Package had a deter mandate from the Netra and no clearance to engage as hostilities had not been declared.The AIM-120C lock and launch by the F-16 was entirely unexpected and the entire formation bro...
by VikramS
04 Mar 2019 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368115

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

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Modi Says ‘Outcome’ Different If Abhinandan Was In A Rafale. Is This True? We Find Out
by VikramS
01 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368115

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I seem surprised that no one had mentioned that Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan is a SDRE!!
by VikramS
28 Feb 2019 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368115

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

Images that we seems to be indicating as F-16 engine cowling is actually part of air frame. Check the video below when soldiers pick it up to be loaded in truck. https://twitter.com/MdShafiKhatana/status/1101001860864004096 Some deduction based on info available so far - 1. Two planes went down, th...
by VikramS
26 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124904

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Decades have passed.

Got married had kids, reached middle age.

But finally I see the day I have been waiting for so long.

Now lets hope the Indian voters see what we all so long ago.
by VikramS
01 Oct 2017 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 246813

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

On the 1st anniversary of the Surgical Strike a detailed interview.
by VikramS
15 Sep 2017 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 61079

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Folks what is going on here: Narinjara reported this: http://narinjara.com/almost-100-hindus-massacred-in-arakan/ that the Rohingya's were responsible for the killings. Desi newspapers are reporting that the Burmese Army is responsible. http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/130917/at...
by VikramS
17 Aug 2017 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1003512

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It almost looks like my videos are being seen by all sorts of people. The names quoted above have rarely if ever appeared in press reports or guvrmand sources in the past Even your old Longowala videos are surfacing in the high school (all boys) WA group. Had the pleasure of seeing the hunters in a...
by VikramS
25 Jul 2017 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1003512

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

i think time has come to withdraw any acceptance of the illegal conquest of tibet, recognize the tibetan govt in exile as the govt of tibet and allot them a formal embassy in new delhi diplomatic area with all protocol. much overdue and another byproduct of banditjis muddled head. Indeed. Long due....
by VikramS
23 Jul 2017 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 5999

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

:rotfl: Amazing how you use the number of Tibetans employed by the PLA as an indication of how happy Tibetans are with the Chinese, a country where all speech and information is regulated. Perhaps not, but they aren't terribly sad either. It doesn't matter how totalitarian the government is, if the...
by VikramS
23 Jul 2017 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 5999

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

Third Dash wrote: Why should Indians spill their blood for a cause that the oppressed aren't even interested in.


:rotfl:

Amazing how you use the number of Tibetans employed by the PLA as an indication of how happy Tibetans are with the Chinese, a country where all speech and information is regulated.
by VikramS
22 Jul 2017 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1003512

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Most articles that I see have no clue where the action is taking place. Incidentally I got an excited call from YusufDFI yesterday, He had just attended a NIAS meeting and it was about Dokala. They started with my video apparently. Only Yusuf knew.. :(( Your video has appeared on my various social ...
by VikramS
21 Jul 2017 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 5999

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

X-Posted from Managing China Thread The one scenario I want to discuss is IA's ability to occupy meaningful areas in Tibet. Ideally that will involve cutting of the road/rail lines to main-land to create an island and then penetrating deep into the island. What are the potential cut-off points which...
by VikramS
21 Jul 2017 08:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1003512

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

After RG & family met with the Chinese Ambassador, the usual suspects have been activated. I have seen articles in the wire and also in HT. Ironically they are blaming Right Wing government for not rolling over. The one scenario I want to discuss is IA's ability to occupy meaningful areas in Tib...
by VikramS
16 Mar 2016 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 35206

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

shiv: Do not know about others, but at least for me the major :( :( point is the lack of specialized equipment; the absence puts the lives in danger. While I do understand that not every unit can have specialized gear; they can be there at division level and transported to the site in the case of a ...
by VikramS
22 Jan 2016 04:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256317

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Nice :D

The commentary was pretty good.

Love the color scheme.
by VikramS
05 Jan 2016 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

One thing I observe is that escalation of specs. You do not the obstacle climbing capability of the Mars rover to pick up a dead jehadi. More general, in the sieges IA has with the jehadis in J&K, quite often it is in a populated area with the jehadis hole up in some home. Very motorable. Simila...
by VikramS
05 Jan 2016 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Singha: The point was that you can use standard off the shelf components to create effective systems without being "super-duper", "star wars" ityadi. Nor do you need a lot of man-power. DRDO/BEL et al have enough experience ruggedizing equipment. Quite frankly, its not that hard....
by VikramS
05 Jan 2016 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

The forces had to use FLIR equipment on attack choppers to detect the jehadis; enough said.
by VikramS
05 Jan 2016 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

This advocacy for some super duper perimeter security everywhere is just flat out stupid from any perspective: manpower or financial. You can stop the casual low cost attacks. Pakistan throws proper well trained soldiers at us. What exactly is your definition of super-duper? A $5K robot which can b...
by VikramS
05 Jan 2016 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

<rant> I came here to read news and analysis; not half-assed ideas about "we should do this" and "we should do that". If you know what needs to be done, then talk to the RM. There are a few contributors here who have really solid analysis and a lot to contribute; but it's a pain...
by VikramS
04 Jan 2016 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Shukla just paying his dues to his masters. He presumes the terrorists would not have attempted to take hostages or occupy critical buildings requiring close combat. I am quite sure if they had not faced resistance they would have attempted to up the ante, instead of getting holed up. There is no sh...
by VikramS
04 Jan 2016 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 147703

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

RoyG, taking a leaf from Bajirao, hitting PA is core of Pak state and that will bring down Pak sultanate. Vikrams, NSA is just shadows. Wont hurt core state. The question here is of retaliation; i.e. a tactical response. The bigger strategic question of how to deal with core state has been dealt wi...
by VikramS
04 Jan 2016 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 147703

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

India can specifically target the leaders & infra of the Non State Actors. You can not destroy the infra but at least make a point and increase the cost. The challenge is that TSP will retaliate by targeting Indian leaders, political or military. I am not sure however that the Indian decision ma...
by VikramS
04 Jan 2016 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

VikramS they fight with what they have. they might not have robots at the base. Move on. One more robot post you also get warned. What I am questioning is what they have to fight with. If NSG can be flown in, so can be specialized equipment. Countless hours are spent here discussing multi-billion d...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

The river that you see running to east of the base is Chakki River! And the river inside the base is a canal which branches of from a major canal originating in headwords of Ravi river in Madhopur. The whole area is undulating with thick vegetation. Has both wild growth as well as farms. Interestin...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

My point is that slain pigs too should be treated as a bomb. Let the robot disarm the jehadi; why does the HEAD of the bomb-disposal squad, a Lt. Col. no less have to go and disarm a dead jehadi? We dont know what happened. How do we know what the head did or did not do??. From http://zeenews.india...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Dear Mongol: IIRC even during 26/11 Major Unnikrishnan's body was booby trapped. You need small robots to do this work. Bomb disposal robots cost less than $5000. Should be easy to manufacture in India in numbers. http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2013/06/navy-bomb-robots.html http://www.th...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Dear Mongol: IIRC even during 26/11 Major Unnikrishnan's body was booby trapped. You need small robots to do this work. Bomb disposal robots cost less than $5000. Should be easy to manufacture in India in numbers. http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2013/06/navy-bomb-robots.html http://www.the...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

The loss of life of the NSG officer due to booby-trapped body of the Tango is again an completely avoidable loss. There is absolutely no reason not to have small robotic vehicles to check out the body first and drag it around before exposing the officer. It is not a question of money or capability, ...
by VikramS
03 Jan 2016 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41701

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

My sense is that the good guy casualties likely resulted from explosive attack (grenade or mortars) and not bullets. From the point of view of the tango, launching an explosive via a grenade launcher allows shoot and scoot tactics which can prolong the engagement. What I find shocking is that when e...
by VikramS
10 Feb 2015 02:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 13172

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

Definitely here before Kargil...
Its been a long time. Learnt a lot about life & world here.
Sometimes wonder if ignorance was bliss.

Miss Sunil Sainis, Imtiaz Ahmed, of course Harry...
by VikramS
15 Oct 2014 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)
Replies: 161
Views: 3932

Re: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)

Rudradev well said.

Reminds me of the Blunt project as the gurus put it. Turkey and TSP being the two poles...

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