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by yensoy
20 Apr 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445862

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^We must unleash Dhanush to provide a warm welcome to Raheel Sharif as he builds his new home. Raheel Sharif allocated 90 acres land near India border Is there any doubt that these worthies aren't the true successors of the Delhi sultanate? A big jagir worth about 9M$ given to the general, probably...
by yensoy
20 Apr 2019 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^^^^^ IK is about to travel to China soon, that answers, the question as to why? this bloke was dropped like a hot potato! According to Rauf Klasra, who has his hand on the pulse in such matters, there were already a lot of factions within the PTI government opposed to Asad Umar; however they let ...
by yensoy
19 Apr 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Not sure who wrote that article, but he almost bankrupted Engro and the dire state was discovered only after he had conveniently left or just before. Here is a counter-view to that glowing article above: https://herald.dawn.com/news/1398728 Also scan https://www.quora.com/How-Big-A-Disaster-Was-Asa...
by yensoy
19 Apr 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

That map wasn't from the enthusiast community etc. It was from the Twitter feed of AM Anil Chopra who was the first to post on the topic. The IAF data matches Sq Ldr Joshis fighter placement though. AM Chopra's map doesn't tally with the radar images. Here is the radar image(s) overlaid on AM Chopr...
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Ah! So the fancy annotated one is *NOT* ophishial Eye Aye Eff! Big relief. Because it says MiG21 "shot down" and only idiots are saying that so far. Official IAF statement never said IAF Mig was shot down. AM Kapoor said it went down, not that it was shot down. Your old theory of ingestin...
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Rohit, MiG-down is west of F-16 downing point. 7km west of LOC. With all due respect dear mongol, the IAF provided shots override any maps drawn by our enthusiast community. From the overlay map I posted which is from the before and after radar shots, the Mig-21 was headed back. If the premise that...
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

His media interview bloopers aside, he was transforming Paki economy for real by taking tough decisions that no one else would. He was doing no such thing. He has a track record of failure in business, why would managing the nation's economy be any different? He was a glib talker, often (as many of...
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

habal wrote:Omer Ayub Khan, grandson of Field Marshal Ayub Khan takes over from Asad Umar, son of Maj Gen Ghulam Umar as Finance Minister of Pakistan


The more some things change, the more they remain the same.
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351238

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

menon s wrote:Asad Umar was probably removed,, because of pressure from sugar lobby.


Just curious, what does the sugar lobby do with the molasses that is byproduct of sugar production? :-? Over here, we make rum out of it.
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 592
Views: 137423

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

Malaysia and Singapore have their issues for sure, they have even threatened each other with Singapore saying that turning off water is tantamount to declaration of war; however their arming is not directed at each other. Singapore has conscription, and the Singaporeans (males, who have by requireme...
by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

UlanBatori wrote:But why did the MiG go so much further west after shooting down the F-16? Something is not right.


Actually it didn't. It turned right back.

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by yensoy
18 Apr 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

I think I am beginning to understand the radar pictures a little bit more: 1. It's clear that the radar screen shots (before and after) have been edited. The circles and notations have been added, and stuff has been redacted - see the smudgy boxes in various parts of the photo. 2. The green Sigma is...
by yensoy
17 Apr 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1768
Views: 166548

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Bilawal Bhutto says his life partner should get along with his sisters Diyar Maulaners, i hab a pooch. Ijj the Billwa Bhutto looking phor a male partner? Iph not then bhy naat marry one (or more) oph hij coujin sisters hain? Aphter aal one sister will get along well with other sisters no? He is onl...
by yensoy
17 Apr 2019 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 592
Views: 137423

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

Tejas clears Malaysian RF! stage. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/tejas-wows-malaysia-but-pakistan-korean-jets-still-in-the-race/articleshow/68915574.cms I am curious whom the Malaysian Air Force fighters are intended to fight. Singapore? Probably not. China? Most likely yes...
by yensoy
17 Apr 2019 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Per Dawn, Pakistan does not have a ministry of Transport...show the nascent state the logistics sector is in that country Actually they have a great Logistics Cell but it is run by the Pakfauj (great because they used a good part of the largesse given to them by Khan to build a decent network of hi...
by yensoy
17 Apr 2019 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Saar, combined revenues of India's top 6 companies (IO + ONGC + RI + TM + SBI + BP) is greater than the size of the entire Bakistani economy.. sudhan Ji : On the other the G D P of Terroristan is as per the State Bank of Tertroristan’s Terroristan External Debt and Liabilities – Outstanding the GDP...
by yensoy
17 Apr 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532763

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Of course we want to build everything we need, but the fact is that there is a list of priorities. This is because the DRDO/Indian MIC has neither the managerial, technical or financial resources to support the entire pyramid of needs. Keep in mind that scale of production matters, and unless there ...
by yensoy
16 Apr 2019 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532763

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If we decide to build more Netras, I think the bribery taint on the previous Embraer purchase can be overcome by the GoI doing a G2G deal with the Govt of Brazil. A damn twin-engine turboprop should be well within our ability to manufacture. Having to buy an overseas aircraft for every development ...
by yensoy
16 Apr 2019 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

In the radar images released by the IAF, where the hell is abinandhan's wingman? Edit: He did say "radar image". So the question is where is his wingman? The 2 triangles south of Jhangar are probably Wingco and his wingman which would mean that both of them had already crossed the LoC in ...
by yensoy
15 Apr 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

^^^^ 1. LGBs use wouldn't have been opportunistic but planned. One doesn't carry a few LGBs, just in case. 2. Wingco wouldn't know and maybe wouldn't even care which type of F-16 this was, and its provenance. I doubt that level of detail is visible on the radar, and I doubt that would make a differe...
by yensoy
15 Apr 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Rohit Great analysis! To add to your assessment - Jacobabad air base is a formidable defensive asset to protect the spine of Pakistan against both aerial and land attacks. And attacks from the sea as well. Jacobabad and Sarghoda are gold plated airbases, no expense spared to build them. We need a c...
by yensoy
10 Apr 2019 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Singha wrote:cars are also very lightly taxed in pak, and import of second hard cars is freely allowed.
thats why you see so many corollas there.


Yes, it's a corollary of free import of used cars.
by yensoy
09 Apr 2019 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Prof otherwise Fair thinks that IAF's display of AMRAAM wreckage doesn't count because there is "no chain of custody". Really madam, you expect a chain of custody from a wreckage recovered from some field? Should we be calling the FBI to yellow tape the area and handle it per your exacting...
by yensoy
08 Apr 2019 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351238

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sialkot stats, 15,000 is now 15% of 50,000! To be (un)fair, he did say "more than 15%", 30% is definitely more than 15%, although as Sialkoti as it gets. I re-read that statement too. The author didn't say that his cameraman got a salary of 50k, just that 50k was considered reasonable. I ...
by yensoy
08 Apr 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351238

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistans-gwadar-international-airport-will-be-the-largest-in-the-country-1.63033953 Apparently China is spending 250m to build Pakistan's biggest airport in ... Gwadar. Last I heard, there were only goat sheds there. What's the need for an airport bigger th...
by yensoy
07 Apr 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538671

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

must have returned. i heard they are not sending any ship to PLANs 70th anniv celebration just a delegation. we are infact sending ins kolkata and a fleet oiler. We aren't going there for the cake cutting. We are going there to demonstrate our blue water ability, yet again; and of course to improve...
by yensoy
07 Apr 2019 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Everyone please read the above article by retired IAF Pilot, Sameer Joshi. It is an awesome read . Same article as above, but different link. Whichever one works, go for it and read it. Highly recommended . ‘THE SLIP BETWEEN THE CUP AND THE LIP’ https://medium.com/@sameerjoshi73/the-slip-between-th...
by yensoy
07 Apr 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351238

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

:roll: Qureshi whining on press conference today that India is planning another attack. the idiot even has a timeline-16 april-20 april. Because he knows that being the avowed secularists we are, and us respecting all cultures that is in our DNA, we will not attack during Ramadan month which starts...
by yensoy
07 Apr 2019 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

BSF/Army will not fire on unarmed non-criminal civilians, especially families. It will never happen and should never happen, it is against our dharma of soldiering. Mines, on the other hand, have no such compunctions and should be liberally used. Seeing one blow up in front of you is a big deterrent...
by yensoy
06 Apr 2019 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Because they are still broke and still need the money to pay for their habits.
by yensoy
06 Apr 2019 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We should be in a position where we will help them economically in exchange for non-revokable blocks of territory minus population which will then be integrated into India. That is a fair deal. We can start with Kartarpur sahib and Sharda peeth in exchange of say 200M $.
by yensoy
05 Apr 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

VKumar wrote:Let's count their pilots


Easier to fake a pilot than to fake a plane.
by yensoy
05 Apr 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

Let's not forget the US was the last to ban the Boeing 737 MAX; because they thought there was nothing wrong with the plane and both crashes were due to pilot error/unfamiliarity with procedure. This is not pre-history, it is just about as old as the Balakot episode. The US FAA had a major commercia...
by yensoy
05 Apr 2019 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351238

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

There might have been an imminent flight of doctors & medical personnel from the Army which had to be stopped at all measures, especially now considering the heat on the LoC.
by yensoy
04 Apr 2019 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538671

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like Pak planned to do what happened to WC Abhi on a larger scale. Plan must have been to force IAF to ingress in to PoK and spring ambush. Any PAF causalities could be hidden like they did with F16. They were preparing since 14 Feb, as IAF strike was expected. The assumed target was Bhawalpu...
by yensoy
03 Apr 2019 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538671

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There is lot of chatter of India taking abandoned Paki BOPs in tactically advantageous positions and not letting Pakis take it back. This is along LoC, whether we will only be getting back our land, not across IB. If there is any truth to it, it signals a new policy of making Pakistan lose land for...
by yensoy
02 Apr 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382824

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

But up north, the aggressor seems to have an unavoidable advantage (from either side I should think). You can't have 20 fighters on CAP all the time and availability of airfields is limited. The scrambled Mig-21's must have been on ORP at the time and hence were able to get into the air very quickl...
by yensoy
01 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538671

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^ Real impact is for their army to re-arm at the cost of everything else, damn the budget, damn peoples welfare and damn the forex reserves. For them to want to re-arm, they need a gentle push and reminder; a hot LoC and airspace bursting with radar beams will hopefully make that happen, and that...
by yensoy
01 Apr 2019 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44764

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

This being election season, I will highly discount speeches made at election rallies. What is being said by the ruling party members outside of the election context is what is worth following, analyzing and commenting on, IMHO.

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