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by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

- F/A-18/F-21 will be a geopolitical decision, not a military one. - We will always seek corroborating evidence. All here trust the government position regarding shoot down of the F-16. But won't we love it if there was public evidence of the downing available? As for the pilots it should be easier ...
by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

...China has a captive export market. I would say this is a brilliant move by the Chinese... Oh it gets even better. Chinese also have a captive import market, a market which they are "committed" to purchase from but since the obligation is one-sided, they will get to price the product at...
by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Unkil and rest of the world won't be too thrilled to hear this news. It would be an opportune time for all to step in and cut the Karakoram highway. Anyway I don't buy this story. China won't do something stupid like put their men in harms way to protect the territory of an already nuclear state, no...
by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Happy days are here again! Pakistan is endowed with riches of oil and gas beyond imagination https://www.dawn.com/news/1471138/pakistan-may-soon-hit-oil-gas-jackpot-pm

Like their desert brothers they don't need to work for a single day and enjoy the fruits of allah's bounty.
by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

partha wrote:I am still a babaji skeptic but have begun having his darshan every morning.


That is how babaji works. You know he is doing some do-numbri; but the sight of him and his words fill you with joy, then you forget everything and become a devotee only :mrgreen: :rotfl:
by yensoy
22 Mar 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Muzaffarabad isn't actually on CPEC but certainly very close, same with Balakot. CPEC appears to follow the N-35 alignment northwards from Abbotabad, and Balakot is on N-15. Practically it doesn't matter - IAF hit Balakot and IAF could hit the CPEC route with equal impunity. Actually one "erran...
by yensoy
21 Mar 2019 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Thanks for the correction/clarification sudeepj, their situation is dire indeed. Decoupling started in 2006.
by yensoy
21 Mar 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1344
Views: 208570

Re: Analyzing CPEC

These links will open up Mumbai and Chittagong as entry ports to Beijing. Shippers can use these if they want to bypass risky CPEC. Huh? Shippers can already send their stuff by sea to Tianjin port, which is very close to Beijing. We all know that CPEC/Gwadar has zero purpose of providing China wit...
by yensoy
21 Mar 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

making a virtue out of necessity. the f16s are the only survivable asset in a shootout, so lacking in numbers are being spread around in penny packets. Sargodha already has F-16s. Look at the Google Earth image, you will see plenty of them, including on the active runways/taxiways. I don't see what...
by yensoy
21 Mar 2019 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paki electricity growth may only be counting the grid connected electricity production. That capacity would be flat because of no additions in generative capacity, lack of coal/gas linkages or shortages due to logistics, non-payments and poor contracts. Likewise for renewables and nuclear, no additi...
by yensoy
20 Mar 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

3 Chiefs will grumble that India is pounding them. IK will speak to them from personal experience and explain how to use cigar cases together with KY gel so no pain is felt. https://theprint.in/pageturner/excerpt/when-reham-caught-ex-husband-imran-khan-admiring-male-genitalia/82385/ Pakis are in a h...
by yensoy
20 Mar 2019 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Babaji's republic day messages and others' responses very interesting... remember this precedes Pulwama, and an action in March is called out.

Regarding the S-23s it might be their "last hurrah" before being laid to rest due to age or outage of ammo.
by yensoy
20 Mar 2019 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We are helping them in their economic death spiral by keeping the LoC super hot; while at the same time not publicizing our victories because the last thing we want is for pakis to go crying to unkil, iron brother or four fathers for funds for defence. Let them keep their H&D intact and bleed th...
by yensoy
19 Mar 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The smoking gun today is the fact that (i) Paki airspace still mostly closed in the eastern half of the country and (ii) internet blackout around the LoC. We can't explain either, but evidently the twitter guys have stories.
by yensoy
19 Mar 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It cannot be a "retaliation" for anything because that will bring into question issues like who decides what is a fair & equitable retribution. Also, if we are retaliating for Pulwama does it mean we have forgotten or forgiven all the incidents past? If this is a retribution, it ties o...
by yensoy
18 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IIRC - attack choppers are an escalation and will therefore need retalliation If choppers are flying closer than 5km to the border/LoC they are violating the agreements in place and can be shot down at will. Maybe there is something in the topography which makes them difficult to target although th...
by yensoy
15 Mar 2019 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It's just a matter of time that USD-PKR makes the next quantum jump. It will happen on Saturday, and likely before Ramadan begins. 150 is calling
by yensoy
15 Mar 2019 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388086

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

NYT article on Chinese Slowdown: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/business/china-economy-slowdown-white-collar-workers.html; take it for what it is worth since NYT is neither unbiased nor correct in all its predictions.
by yensoy
15 Mar 2019 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Today 15 March 2019 marks the first time 1 INR > 2 PKR. There will be lots of pressure in Punjab to allow imports from TSP as it will be really cheap. Trade must be halted. HELL NO to Kartarpur Corridor opening. Let TSP trade with China. It doesn't work that way. There will be a detente package inv...
by yensoy
15 Mar 2019 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Unlikely to be a Sudarshan since its range of 9km (as per Wiki) will not be sufficient to hit Fort Abbas. A fighter will have to fly right into the border at a high speed, release the payload and loop upwards while not violating the border (in fact leaving a margin of few km) in order to hit Fort Ab...
by yensoy
15 Mar 2019 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

the air lane over the rann of kutch is now opened. one can see flights coming from krachi side to jaipur, kathmandu etc in the air. No evidence of lines being open. On FR24 if you see a black dashed line it means there is no data and the shortest path is being vectored to the destination from the l...
by yensoy
13 Mar 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ANI reporting: Indian air defence radars detected two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic 10KM from LoC (within their territory) in the Poonch sector, loud bangs heard last night in the area were due to sonic booms. All Indian air defences and radar systems are on high alert. twitter:@ani What m...
by yensoy
13 Mar 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

stryker wrote:https://www.dawn.com/news/1469204
Pakistan test fires indigenously developed extended range smart weapon. Coudnit stop laughing.


Are these the drones that we are seeing lately? They could be launched from the bandar... both being Chinese after all.
by yensoy
13 Mar 2019 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

To disabuse Pakistan of the notion that terrorism can lead to talks, we need to simply refuse talks on any subject until terrorism stops, or at least dramatically drops. We need to turn the Pakistani logic on its head because until we do, they have no incentive to reduce terrorism. So it should be ...
by yensoy
12 Mar 2019 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

I think only one of the pilots was killed, the other is probably recovering at some hospital while he and his family are quarantined.
by yensoy
12 Mar 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

All we need to do is to ensure, using soft power/commercial power at our disposal, that pakis pay full market price for their products. Only the Chinese have a reason to give stuff to the pakis at friendly prices, even then they have means to extract their pound of flesh.
by yensoy
11 Mar 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PA must be going around looking in to people's phone and removing any evidence of F16 debris photos. Not hard to ensure that all IMEI numbers used in the area right after the strikes are accounted for, all phones confiscated, images deleted etc. Already they need a NADRA card to get a SIM (much lik...
by yensoy
09 Mar 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231221

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's over many years. It is credible deterrence. It provides a training platform and understanding of best practices from a system which is more advanced than ours in the nuclear weapons area. We will learn and we will build our own, in good time, once our SSBN project is done. I think it is money w...
by yensoy
09 Mar 2019 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390938

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

आज उसके पाले में जा के, कहा हमने 'हू तू तू तू तू तू'।
और एक ख़ास तरीके से उसे छूकर, कहा 'अब बस! संभल जा तू'।
...
विपिन 'इलाहाबादी'
२७ फरवरी २०१९


Very apt. In my mind I was always thinking of the air action as 3D kabbadi.
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

Alacrity in carting off parts of the wreckage may be due to mundane reasons like availability of roads and trucks. I wouldn't read too much into it. In fact I am surprised they didn't cart off the smouldering Mig-21 remains more quickly.
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

dipak wrote:The author seems either a paki, or quite influenced by the paki parlance

He sounds like BRF Shiv who is definitely not what you describe.
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Please check if it is a scheduled flight or otherwise. If otherwise, then it is interesting. If scheduled, nothing out of the ordinary.
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

saip wrote:They seem to be flying very few flights. Not all the airports are open. You do not see more than a dozen or so flights inlcuding the foreign airlines in the air at a time.


That is their normal. Not much of an aviation sector to speak of.
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2479
Views: 332165

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The air space closure had little to do with fear of IAF as much as the the lack of strategic reserves of Jet A8. Not disputing, just asking how does air space closure conserve aviation fuel? In the initial days there were zero flights, and my guess and that of others was that this was to reserve av...
by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

Do we know in the public domain where is our army brigade HQ which was being attacked?
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by yensoy
08 Mar 2019 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 359
Views: 40178

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

namo has pushed LPG home use from 50% to 90% in 4 years https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/lpg-cylinder-now-used-by-89-households/articleshow/66930092.cms http://chartsbin.com/view/37258 here also you can see household consumption by country... india is 13000 while TSP is ...
by yensoy
07 Mar 2019 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2419
Views: 286900

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

It was a trainer Mig-21, maybe they thought the second seat was occupied as well?
by yensoy
07 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2419
Views: 286900

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^ My guess was for about $6-8 Billion (Approx.) i.e for IMF + Sovereign debt rollover but a $12 Billion will coverage for some of the Chinese loans plus New financing. Knowing the Pakis, they could have thrown China under the bus to get the IMF loan. Remember the IMF loan was basically stuck at th...
by yensoy
07 Mar 2019 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2419
Views: 286900

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

My question is why is a country with limited POL stocks and near empty foreign exchange coffers(actually negative reserves) being allowed to dictate the terms of engagement? Why do you think the Pakis are in this situation in the first place? Because it is Pakfauj uber alles, they get the top picki...
by yensoy
06 Mar 2019 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186353

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

For all the questions been asked, can someone ask the question to PAF. Who shot the Mig21? :D There is someone mentioned (I won't repeat the name here), and another fellow for the second IAF kill :roll: . When you're lying you might as well claim whatever you can. The first guy's rank isn't mention...

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