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by rgosain
04 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172964

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

It suits both the interests of the US and the PRC to chalk up the downing of the Mig to a JF-17 armed with a cloned aim-120 as the PRC can crow about the prowess of the JF-17, whilst ignoring the use of F16 armed with AIM-120. The US is now exploiting this situation through the NYT, to suggest that ...
by rgosain
04 Mar 2019 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172964

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

I will sure look out for all paki pilots start wearing shoulder patch proclaiming "مچ چٹائی میاں پاکستان". That's "maar mat yaar, Mai Pakistani hu" in Urdu. What happens if they land inside India? Probably kept in the local officers' mess and fed hotel food and wine before the r...
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 252886

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

pankajs wrote:Baki Lard Ahmed in trouble ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-s ... e-47413418
Lord Ahmed charged with attempted rape of girl


No fake news. This guy is a shining light in the kashmir firmanent.
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

To Gurus , In the Dog Fight day after Operation Balkot Where F-16 was shot down . IAF Statement said that MKI’s were scrambled . One question that is bothering me . Why did nt MKI ‘s fired R-77’s ? I am assuming that F-16’s were well with in range {BVR} Rules of engagement: Fear of the longer range...
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There is actually no firm evidence that two other pilots came down. I am not sure that the iaf will provide the telemetry and radar data from the awacs, for obvious reasons of an F16 shootdown - would give too much away One has to be careful of being seduced into believing this by certain sources wh...
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Quick question to the learned gents here. Is it not possible to locate F16 wreckage or any other downed paki jet using satellite? It is and probably was. It won't be shared with the public though and Pakis probably cleaned up the wreckage within a day. Was there a separate debris field from where t...
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I’m I the only one perturbed by the fact that everyone fully knew that an aerial attack was imminent from Pakistan, yet they were not only able to ingress deep into Indian Air Space but were also able to drop their payload a the target of their choosing. Good point. Certainly the figure of 24 PAF v...
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172964

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

Taiwan AF have rebutted PAF's claim about the origin of the AIM-120 missile. Retweet and circulate
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3648621
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Taiwanese AF rubbish the PAF claim about the AIM-120 provenance. Needs to be retweeted and circulated
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3648621
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 172964

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

ramana wrote:
Austin wrote:Few number were upgraded in Russia but most at HAL .....around less than 200 but offically they mention as 126


First 2 of the 126 MiG-21 Type 93 Bison were upgraded in Russia.
Rest in India

The russians are milking this..
http://tass.com/defense/1047106
by rgosain
02 Mar 2019 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Okay - here's some forensic analysis. Here's an interesting Flightradar24 playback over the past 2 days - before and after the Terroristan airspace closure: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1101142521168740352 Please play the video and especially focus on events between 27 Feb between 4:20am and 4...
by rgosain
01 Mar 2019 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Let's be sober in analysis.In war expect casualties...of all types of aircraft and eqpt.In the last Lebanon spat the Istaelis lost several Merkava tanks.Where the tanks poor? No.They were not supported by infantry allowing the Hiz to disable them at close quarters with legacy Sov. era ATGMs and tan...
by rgosain
01 Mar 2019 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

F16 getting hit on it's a** https://twitter.com/sayareakd/status/1101442315015544832 With this video there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the Paki F-16 was indeed shot down by the IAF. Looks like a lens flare and the sound of the engine is consistent throughout - not clinching evidence
by rgosain
01 Mar 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What is this love for Rafale ? Root for LCA Tejas. I could undertsand this love for foreign stuff in comment section of TOIlet news article. It is disturbing to see people here just rooting for Rafale and ignoring LCA completely. Because they will come faster than Tejas and are more potent. To be h...
by rgosain
01 Mar 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Kartik wrote:Will now be interesting to see what Dr Vivek Lall comes up with for marketing the F-16 Block 70, oops F-21.


The Drive weighs in on what might be in store
http://thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26689/ ... rial-brawl
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors

A different snake on the peace teat https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/think-like-a-civilisation/article26391151.ece he biggest casualty of such enthusiasm for war is democracy and rational thought. Our leaders know that the minute we create a demonology around Pakistan, we cease to think ration...
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sid wrote:^^ no, that will mean they can break Link-16, and American radar. If this was possible US would have replaced it by now.

Thanks for that.
This engagrment has exposed a lot of the F16 and amraam electronic data/elint to the IAF
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Came across this -> CAITC picture of capable of hosting AMMRAM. Can Any expert confirm? https://twitter.com/snikhil1979/status/1101137193593176066?s=12 PS: Not doubting IAF. Just asking out of curiosity. They also mention ASRAAM, they don't have it. JF-17 has Chinese radar, it can "not" w...
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The size of the PAF strike package with a dozen or so F16 armed with AIM-120 must have presented a very large elint signature whose data will be a treasure trove of information to the iaf and intelligence analysts. In addition the IAF will be able to study the electronic spectrum of the amraam under...
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Saudi FM coming to pakistan carrying message from prince. my guess is saudi ambassador in meeting with PM in morning was read out the riot act. There was some concern about the AIM-120 being compromised and cloned by the PRC. The ISPR yesterday claimed that no F16 were involved, now that the IAF ha...
by rgosain
28 Feb 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3676
Views: 368104

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

There is a line from these events to the rafale scandal. The real scandal are the attempts to deprive the IAF of the Rafale by N Ram and his PRC backers and RaGa by his EU mentors, and the decade of the UPA rule which saw no induction of the Rafale or Tejas. PAF have been backing away from the origi...
by rgosain
26 Feb 2019 23:52
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

The PAF may try and do a Sheffield against the IN using the exocet/Harpoon-equipped Mirages at low level, and the F-16s providing top cover with decoys to create a feint, in the same way as the Argentinians pressed home their attack against the RN during the Falkland in 1982 using Dassault Super Ete...
by rgosain
15 Feb 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155303

Re: Pulwama Attack

Mumbai 2008 is still unfinished business, and this very recent outrage shows why certain powers and agencies do not want the Rafale or the Tejas deployed as having these provides the iaf with a significant ability to deter and punish, hence inducements were made to ensure the absence of the Rafale o...
by rgosain
09 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 483069

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

american and euro "developmental economists" ie leftist cabal who get no traction @ home have used india as their laboratory since Banditji days. to our great ruin. sad that congressi minds still consider them gods worthy of framing policy here. Absolutely right. UPA, NGOs are all cut fro...
by rgosain
09 Feb 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 306658

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Guys money for 148 rafales? :) we can afford 148. BUT MODI FIRST NEEDS TO GET BACK IN THE SADDLE. If not Modi, any other will kill the rafale deal and get in another country, and many countries are pushing the congis to do just that, a la the artillery guns for the IA were sabotaged for decades bec...
by rgosain
09 Feb 2019 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 483069

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

French economist Thomas Piketty has defended the Congress party’s poll promise of minimum income guarantee (MIG), saying that India’s poor have been “badly treated by the country’s elite”. “It is high time to move from the politics of caste conflict to the politics of income and wealth distribution...
by rgosain
21 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 306658

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Add 2 + 2, Rafale base prep money is 2 billion and then some India specific enhancement. I think, not all is still mentioned. Then also recall, our PAL was so open that all major powers knew where the 'maal' was. Perhaps French help is more than acknowledged and Raul baba is doing this drama less f...
by rgosain
21 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 252886

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK probably has its covetous eyes on the investments and low tax parked money that ireland has attracted. so by igniting chaos in ireland, who stands to benefit no need, the Europeans themselves have put enough legal pressures on irish institutions to make life difficult so that the investment ends...
by rgosain
16 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 252886

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Chetak and Lalmohan your analyses are spot on and very comprehensive - should be disseminated more widely It is a game that has been played before using the databases created by the Ford Foundation, however today's avatars have more tools to play with, and even the Chinese played their part in the c...
by rgosain
03 Jan 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 288507

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Jsst after Sept 11 2001, Vajpayee offered the Bush Admin Indian forces, bases and support for any mission in Afghanistan. This was opposed by the SD of the USA because of the pro China, Saudi, Pakistan lobby, so today, 17 years on, there is still a veto on Indian forces in Afghanistan thanks to the ...
by rgosain
18 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2826
Views: 386133

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

Commercially India is the loser if it is unable to guarantee a network's security. A few UK companies that do computational screening with Indian cos are unwilling to have their compound libraries siphoned off by Huawei
by rgosain
18 Dec 2018 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2826
Views: 386133

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

Two weeks I made this quote The 5-eyes nations and the EU together with the Japanese have banned Huawei, zte and other Chinese telecom firms from operating networks or 5G platforms that can be compromised or become a security risk. Since the PRC has taken it upon itself to continue the non-prolifera...
by rgosain
07 Dec 2018 18:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 483069

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Many thanks for the above, on the gap in GST collections and tax revenues going into an election year. In 2004, the govt gifted a surplus to the incoming upa government which then used it as a slush fund to remain in power for 10 years through bribery, destroying the finances in the process, and set...
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2826
Views: 386133

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

We kept our old ibm thinkpads with XP and refused to upgrade because the new chipset on the Lenovo had a habit of switching the wifi routers
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2826
Views: 386133

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

The 5-eyes nations and the EU together with the Japanese have banned Huawei and other Chinese telecom firms from operating networks or 5G platforms that can be compromised or become a security risk. They will extend the same to Lenovo and few others in the chip ector Since the PRC has taken it upon ...
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 720
Views: 35890

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

The problem is that the evidence is at best circumstantial and Michel could brave it out by pleading not guilty, but it is good to see the luminaries of the upa coming out in support of him.
A lot of these commissions and back-handers from weapons procurement are used to fund the congress eco system
by rgosain
02 Dec 2018 03:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 483069

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj wrote:Conflict of interest with his private $$ job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would be perfectly reasonable grounds for removal from the RBI board .


Thanks for spotting this. Indians have this fetish for seeking validation from unelected foreign funded bodies.. shades of the EIC
by rgosain
26 Nov 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 744
Views: 52212

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

JEM that was a well thought out analysis and historical tour d force that should be required reading for all on the 10th anniversary of 26/11 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/hillary-clinton-europe-must-curb-immigration-stop-populists-trump-brexit In India's case the number reqd would b...
by rgosain
11 Oct 2018 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 553
Views: 49109

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

I think both sides know that there are going to be tariffs on India whether there are sanctions or not, and it is for this reason that Iran has been contracted to supply a further 9m barrels following the Nov deadline. The level of tariffs is probably equivalent to India's outlay for US weapons sinc...
by rgosain
16 Jul 2018 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2495
Views: 236327

Re: Understanding the US- Again

bannon giving interviews with british media about how now is the time to start the (white nationalist) right wing revolt in europe... ugly times Well spotted, but more visibly is the role played by USCIRF as a lobbyist for white supremacists and anti-islamic grouos https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...

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