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by Rajit
15 Feb 2004 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 893
Views: 219449

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

Aditya, SFF/Vikas is under Cabinet Secratariat aka RAW, not MHA.

God help us if the MHA ever gets hold of it.
by Rajit
16 Aug 2003 10:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff
Replies: 40
Views: 20294

Re: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff

Kewl Guys! Keep up the good work! next feature on CNN?? ;)
by Rajit
27 Apr 2003 14:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 43590

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

The Mi-25/ 35 still has no mast mounted sensors..so it is very exposed during an attack. Also with the Thar being one of the major AO of these "troop carrying" gunships with their huge size are sure to be a liability.

We need a pure attack helicopter in the Cobra/ Apache / Tiger II mould.....
by Rajit
23 Feb 2003 11:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 22528

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Rudra, thanks for the respectful address but Rajit will do just fine:-) Strange, I always thought the arms merchants flocking to the country for JVs et al was a result of our finally getting rid of an antiquated "Brahminical' sense of superiority that we could do everything ourselves, when countries...
by Rajit
23 Feb 2003 08:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 22528

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Rather than blame the DDM always...let's wake up and smell the coffee that the IGMDP has only delivered 2 out of 5 missiles successfully so far. DRDO's lack of transparency on Trishul (Note George's comments about it being a technology demonstrator), and finally coming out with the admission that it...
by Rajit
13 Feb 2003 14:26
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 63895

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

As for the India Mig 29s avionics fit being state of the art...cosider a bit of intrapolative logic...we werent satisfied with the original Su 30 fit - a later aircraft than the Mig 29- and spent a good 2 years getting the avionics fit together.
by Rajit
13 Feb 2003 11:47
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 63895

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Just went thru a few news reports and am intrigued by the consistently candid admissions from the IAF crowd about their "BVR" inadequacy. The assertions by some pilots that they have "only now" started practicing BVR flies in the face of facts...the Mig 23 in the early 80s was the first BVR platform...
by Rajit
13 Feb 2003 10:50
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 63895

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Anurag

Mig 29 BVR capabilties..check out this link..its a bit of a cold shower...

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/archives/1995/articles/jul_95/july2a_95.html

(sorry to go off topic)
by Rajit
13 Feb 2003 10:40
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 63895

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Vishnu Great info....(quite) a few questions!! : 1. Krishnaswamy has been quoted as saying that the IAF Mirages have completed flight refuelling modifications..could you get visual ID of the same? 2. WVR, were the Indian Mirages simulating Magic IIs or R73s since they can carry the latter as well?? ...
by Rajit
07 Feb 2003 00:18
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 130332

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Shiv

The air defence thingy is a ZSU-23-4 Schilka...old now....wonder why they are showcasing it.
by Rajit
17 Jan 2003 10:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 43590

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

As long as there's huge quantity of armour to be dealt with, the only better anti-tank weapon, other than another tank is a helicopter gunship.
by Rajit
16 Jan 2003 15:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 43590

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

If unconfirmed rumours are true the U.S. has agreed to sell us Orion Maritime patrol aircraft...an Apache deal would be much more emotive and alarming to the Pakistanis but if our leadership can manage 40 odd Apaches (even non longbows will do..the Israelis would configure something for us)...then i...
by Rajit
16 Jan 2003 12:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 43590

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

IMHO, as long as you dont have a mast mounted Target detection and acquisition system / Scout heptrs, and your gunship platform remains the Hind, you will have a very limited doctrinal envelope in a war situation. Thats why the ALH conversion into a dedicated gunship with mast mounted sensors or an ...
by Rajit
16 Jan 2003 11:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 43590

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

Ravi When you talk about operating procedures are you asking about the IA-IAF liaison at times of war or doctrine? Former has been answered above but in terms of doctrine there are 2 essential philosophies to the employment of gunships (assumption that their primary tasking is in an anti-armour role...
by Rajit
11 Jan 2003 16:11
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong
Replies: 13
Views: 10814

Re: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong

Addendum

61614 Asst Leader Tashi Phontsok 5 Vikas
Sena Medal

2 Srdarjis and 2 Tibetans.....I guess special forces dont come in a more exotic flavor!
by Rajit
11 Jan 2003 16:09
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong
Replies: 13
Views: 10814

Re: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong

Jagan

The 2 SMs in Kargil maybe 3...from rediff and myiris.

IC-46723 Capt. Harbir Singh Sikh Li, 5 Vikas
IC-50074 Major Gurjeet Singh Punjab, 5 Vikas
57867 Coy Leader Chhombe 5 Vikas

Would be amazing if you could get the citiations for these guys, and the SC awardee of this year:-)
by Rajit
09 Jan 2003 00:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong
Replies: 13
Views: 10814

Re: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong

SFF..my favorite topic....but damned if one can get anything more than a sliver of info on these guys.

Incidentally I had mentioned this on the forum earlier...but one of the SFF guys got an SC during this times investiiture ceremony
by Rajit
12 Dec 2002 17:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 66649

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

the above article talks about LDP delay bcos of constraints in mission computer.....Nitin / Rakesh has this come up before???...I thought some Jaguars could carry the litening....something doesnt add up here
by Rajit
10 Dec 2002 13:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 66649

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

The Mig 29s automated voice alarm system is called Natasha..any idea if the MKI is equipped with a similar system and if so what's it called?Havent heard of any on the western aircraft in Indian inventory equipped with such a system. Guys...sorry for a trivial q...but i guess it could be called part...
by Rajit
06 Dec 2002 08:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 66649

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Harry thanks for personalising the discussion...only a fool would also believe official figures and not understand the point I was making with regards to what we consider "Overkill" :) . Its ironical that in a discussion on IAF sensor capabilities that have implicit in them an acknowledgement that o...
by Rajit
05 Dec 2002 09:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 66649

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Overkill......hmmmmm..this from CNN Gulf War Facts The Coalition U.S. casualties: 148 battle deaths, 145 nonbattle deaths Army: 98 battle; 105 nonbattle Navy: 6 battle; 8 nonbattle Marines: 24 battle; 26 nonbattle Air Force: 20 battle; 6 nonbattle Women killed: 15 U.S. wounded in action: 467 British...
by Rajit
04 Dec 2002 12:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 66649

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

I get a feeling we are overrating pakistans sir defense capability.To blow out couple of bridges and a power plant as bonus which are not heavily guarded anyway we can dare a daylight raid with jaguars maybe a full squadrong with 4-6 fulcrums flying top cover. ahem shankar....maybe you would like t...
by Rajit
23 Nov 2002 11:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Daulat, I think the basic difference with the missile is that if it doesnt find a target it can come back:-). The way most UCAVs in the SEAD role work is that they are guided into the general area co-ordinates by ground operators, upon which they commence a loitering phase, waiting for radars to lig...
by Rajit
22 Nov 2002 17:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

When in doubt ask Nitin:-). Any info on IOC / operators?
by Rajit
22 Nov 2002 13:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Johann, thks for the info on the Ryan drones..I stand corrected! As for Harpy.....well we were supposed to have inked a 50 million dollar deal on these (numbers not known)....and as is the case with most Israeli eqpt. this would have got delivered hush hush...so any of you lurkers out there from the...
by Rajit
20 Nov 2002 13:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Johann...great article on Bekaa but a couple of points 1. Drawing parallels of Syrian vs Israeli engagements with the Indo- Pak scenario has its limitations because of the huge gap in quality of aircrew that existed (exists) in the Middle East .We could probably do the same with the Bangladeshi air ...
by Rajit
20 Nov 2002 10:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

tingudu will be tearing his hair out that rather than factual info on tactics we've all become arm -chair SEAD warriors:-)...but i think Mike and Nitin raise an interesting point of total vs local air dominance and here I tend to go with Mike and total air dominance. "Long range" radar coverage in t...
by Rajit
19 Nov 2002 18:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Is this just me or do i detect a school of thought on BR wrt MKI which is the same as the one which advocates Tendulkar (apologies for cliched analogy)being "held back" for the real important stuff in a one-day game. SEAD / DEAD is like the 1st 15 overs( more apologies) ...you need to get off to a g...
by Rajit
18 Nov 2002 14:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Mike, what about Harpy capability...I believe it adds a totally new dimension to the SEAD battle. As for MANPADS and AAA well i think they are way way too overrated..... MANPADS : The kills in Afganistan and Kargil are not very impressive IF you consider that aircraft when carrying out ops in mounta...
by Rajit
18 Nov 2002 10:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 42324

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Tingudu KH 58 : http://www.acig.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=1538&forum=5 Some interesting threads on Weasel tactics http://yarchive.net/mil/weasel.html http://members.tripod.com/~Wobert/f4g.html My own take on SEAD / DEAD is that the pre-requisite should be that the SEAD platform have a 2 man ...

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