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by khan
08 Apr 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 127692

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

Yes, in a naval environment any corrosion can be a huge issue. That is not a distressed composite panel however, (any distressed panel of any sort, the regular maintenance inspections would pick it up and fix it). Its just the moving aluminum leading edge flap, which due to friction has worn out it...
by khan
07 Apr 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 127692

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

Khan, you have it wrong. That's likely the primer showing through at parts where the paint has worn off due to moving surfaces, i.e. the leading edge flaps. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FjxNI6ucEYg/URI0o52feBI/AAAAAAAABFU/xhU1L9a0BlI/s1600/IMG_0430-L.jpg If you see operational aircraft used heavily, e...
by khan
07 Apr 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 127692

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

https://twitter.com/shivaexports_in/status/1114750296763318273 ---> Group Captain Samrath Dhankhar of the Indian Air Force has earned a place in aviation history, as the commanding officer of No 45 Flying Daggers Squadron ---> the first to operate the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Tejas Mk1 fight...
by khan
07 Apr 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IMO, if India does another strike, there is no need for it to be a response to a terror attack.

Pakistan has had a month now to show progress on fixing their terrorism problem.
by khan
07 Apr 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 105738

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The US is already at risk of falling below their legally required number of carriers. Why would they “give” one to anyone? All this talk of Carrier donation is wishful thinking IMO. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/01/nothing-projects-power-like-an-aircraft-carrier-does-the-pentagon-think-otherwise...
by khan
07 Apr 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2704
Views: 341657

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Just watching Pakistani body language, they seem to be in shock/submissive mode.

Usually their FM’s are chosen for being chest beaters who can grandstand the SDRE Indians.

I guess being perpetually a month away from default, does take a lot of wind out of their sails.
by khan
06 Apr 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2862
Views: 365254

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

Can someone on teetar send the link to indian defence journos? Hahahahaha GD, your id? Here is mine to Vishnu. https://twitter.com/saikanomie/status/1114484690788999168?s=19 IMO this doesn’t mean much. These inspections are done by DOS, not DOD. Someone should ask DOS what they want to put on the r...
by khan
06 Apr 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2862
Views: 365254

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

I think we should take this seriously. 800% Agree. It is more and more getting clear that the Balakot strike missed the target and that our Air Force does not have the burka of the mitigating factor like the downing of a F16 of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan. As a ...
by khan
06 Apr 2019 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ANI ‏ Verified account @ANI 3h3 hours ago More Radio Pakistan: Pakistan has decided to release 360 Indian prisoners on humanitarian basis upon completion of their sentences, from next Monday (08 April). This sounds like a desperate attempt by them to use Indian “prisoners” as hostages to prevent an...
by khan
05 Apr 2019 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2862
Views: 365254

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

MeshaVishwas wrote:Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/04/did-india-shoot-down-a-pakistani-jet-u-s-count-says-no/amp/#click=https://t.co/qfFVZexicU-Lara Seligman

I think we should take this seriously.
by khan
05 Apr 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2862
Views: 365254

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

EW needs power generation capability - which is lacking on fighter aircraft in general. IIRC growler also uses wind turbines like IL-78MKI uses them on the aar pods Given that Pakistan is right next door to India & has almost no depth, is there any reason electronic jamming cannot be done from ...
by khan
04 Apr 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201904031073778259-india-another-strike-pakistan/?utm_source=https://t.co/aFAMQWe2Yu&utm_medium=short_url&utm_content=mesg&utm_campaign=URL_shortening Indian Army, Air Force, Navy Reportedly Ready to Strike Pakistan AGAIN any credibility? I disagree with thi...
by khan
02 Apr 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2862
Views: 365254

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

gpurewal wrote:
V_Raman wrote:Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage?


I think they would be easy targets, since they would be stationary and need to be tethered to the ground.

IMO, this is not a bad idea, if the understanding is these radars are sacrificial when hostilities actually start.
by khan
26 Mar 2019 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I don’t buy that TSP has no nukes. IMO, they have nukes but as we know, their ability to deliver said nukes is questionable. I think their silence about nukes is because they are scared it will give IAF carte blanche to seriously start targeting their delivery vehicles (and other miscellaneous nucle...
by khan
23 Mar 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53209

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

But, I have always wondered if a Mig-29UPG like solution is possible. Even if it was, would the effort be worth the payoff? ADA needs to finish up with the Mk2 as soon as possible and put every available resource into the AMCA. IMO, ADA shouldn’t bother with MK2, focus on AMCA & UCAV’s. Let HAL...
by khan
23 Mar 2019 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I think it is 105MM. A Pak 105 on our side, made in 1956! This shows how vulnerable they are. They are scraping at the bottom of the barrel for ammo & have no money to buy more. Imagine how much it costs them to scramble their F-16’s everytime IAF does a bull charge at their border and then bac...
by khan
22 Mar 2019 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If this news of the Chinese Military coming to Pakistan is true - it is happy news. It is news that must be rejoiced :mrgreen: Now, whenever, something happens in the North East, there is a way to hit back. Now the cost of subsiding TSP has gone up even more. Now they have to shed sweat & blood ...
by khan
21 Mar 2019 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2677
Views: 371173

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF bailout: Rupee may depreciate further as Pakistan set to adopt flexible exchange rate “The government is willing to spend political capital for much needed structural reforms …..and it will adopt a flexible exchange rate regime,” said Federal Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtyar on Monday. Hon...
by khan
20 Mar 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis are in a hard place. Publicize the pounding and lose face in the awaam, or grin and bear it while losing men, materiel, officers and possibly land. I wonder what's our end game here, do we just punish them for a few weeks, redraw the LoC locally to get the better & more defensible posts a...
by khan
20 Mar 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

You can reach FATA by swinging around via Tibet no? I suspect cheen is completely nanga air defense wise there. Would also be a "measured" response for their UN ban shenanigans. I don’t see why IAF can’t go in via the front door and take out anything that interferes with their right to go...
by khan
20 Mar 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAF asks for fresh ammo as Pakistan moves up F16s, takes terror camps to FATA https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-asks-for-fresh-ammo-as-pak-moves-up-f16s-takes-terror-camps-to-fata/articleshow/68490562.cms From the above article: While the Balakot strike came as a surprise to Pak...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If GOI has images of strike and they are willing to share it privately with media houses then why not show them publicly?? Is it possible that Whichever "friendly " country has shared sat images with has stopped us from doing so?? Please think about the difference between someone writing ...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

why should GOI give to any one journalist? all are in some outlet or other...and all will claim a "exclusive" which will make others unhappy. They do that all the time. Examples would be when they showed the Balakot pictures to NDTV only. In all the F-16 van Mig-21 articles (including Shi...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

could perhaps not be one person, but a "collective" tasked to say things that GOI does not want to put press releases on. GOI, had better ways to do this. They can leak information to some friendly reporter and they will report that “sources said...”. If you go back in time, sometimes bab...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Has anyone done any serious verification of this @bababanaras fellow? He could be some 18 year old with an overactive imagination. If find it hard to believe that anyone with real-time knowledge of what IA is doing in remote border outposts (all over the border - not just in one district), is giving...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PAF practising highway take off/landings near Islamabad yesterday. they are spooked big time... i believe this kind of no peace/no war will continue till end of elections. I hope Modi Govt will do something more before the elections - like maybe kill some more rats. It doesn't make sense to let Pak...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Hopefully we will soon hear about some Cobras being shot down by the IA. Attack in the Jammu region by Pak is bold, probably hoping to catch us off-guard. I don’t think they would have used Cobras over the IB. They are desperate to de-escalate so they can save money & H&D. This is probably ...
by khan
18 Mar 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Lalmohan wrote:IIRC - attack choppers are an escalation and will therefore need retalliation

My thoughts exactly, I hope they take out the base that launched the attack helicopters. Essentially take out the squadron of attack helicopters.
by khan
17 Mar 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:Why is Paki air space still closed ? looks they are spooked big time? are we missing anything??

They are scared of more air strikes. There are so many terrorists there, it is hard to drop anything there and miss hitting a terrorist :mrgreen:
by khan
16 Mar 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Interesting CT: Check out @Editor_Orbat’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Editor_Orbat/status/1106915711388213256?s=09 This makes no sense. If the Bakis let Saudi have their Nukes, they lose all importance to the Umah - no one will give a shit about them anymore. Their only claim to fame is being the on...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Image shows possible accident near Pakistani nuclear weapons facility after Balakot Exclusive satellite image accessed by ThePrint shows burn marks on the earth, indicating a missile may have fallen off & the explosive burnt up. https://theprint.in/defence/image-shows-possible-accident-near-pak...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2677
Views: 371173

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It would be good to announce even by a lame duck Indian administration that we will be increasing our defense budget. For the budget due in June, Pakis will make extra provisions even in a very tight economic situation and as a result prices of essential commodities and consumables will go sky high...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sorry. I just want to draw attention to the practice of lazily copying entire posts, images, and all, to add a 1-liner, instead of taking the trouble to focus on what one wishes to post. This is a great way to increase the number of pages in a thread. Soon one will be copying entire threads in each...
by khan
15 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Proof that India IS ready for a two-front war. The ‘Third Surgical Strike’: Amidst Balakot, Indian Army Conducted Joint Mega Anti-Terror Operation In Myanmar https://swarajyamag.com/insta/the-third-surgical-strike-amidst-balakot-indian-army-conducted-joint-mega-anti-terror-operation-in-myanmar That...
by khan
15 Mar 2019 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2677
Views: 371173

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

There must be a way to introduce hyper-inflation in Pakistan. That will push them over the tipping point.
by khan
15 Mar 2019 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 514831

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

By Mihir Shah https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/03/analysis-theres-a-revolution-coming-in-the-indian-air-forces-missile-arsenal.html Transformation in IAF missile armory. Good summary & will probably be the most cited reference for the state of IAF missile armory for the next few years. It i...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 127692

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

I have not heard any chatter on the chine. But that is definitely a chine. It is exactly where it should be. Long long time back I had drawn an LCA Mk3 which also sported a chine at exactly the same place. https://i.imgur.com/CXKs8Ti.jpg It should help with directional stability. It will have a sim...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This China thing is great for Jingos IMO. If the UNSC wont act, India has gone the Diplomatic route, the only thing left is military. It has opened the door for more attacks against terror. That door was decidedly open based on the GOI statements and 3 service chief's statements Yes, but India had ...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This China thing is great for Jingos IMO. If the UNSC wont act, India has gone the Diplomatic route, the only thing left is military. It has opened the door for more attacks against terror. Added Later: This is a golden opportunity to cut Pakistan down to size. Destroy their air force, navy and cut ...
by khan
13 Mar 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

for now to keep modi quiet till may23 they give him a fake 'victory' by not blocking MA's tagging. he is anyway safe in ISI custody and not known to visit outside TSP. his assets are liquid shadow asset, out of reach of international financial system, PA can compense him via its control of the pak ...

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