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by khan
24 Jun 2019 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4925
Views: 688898

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I hope the Modi Govt isn’t easing up the pressure. The Pakistani’s were in a very bad place, with their economy going down the toilet and their military overstretched.

They need to keep the border warm & the PAF of their toes - both very expensive propositions.
by khan
07 Jun 2019 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We can help the Paki defence forces increase their budget by increasing our defence allocation by at least 10% in out forthcoming budget on Jul 5. It is our duty as a good neighbor to help the paki armed forces reinforce their status as the first claimant to all paki resources. :wink: No need for t...
by khan
02 Jun 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4925
Views: 688898

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

shyamd wrote:IA reconnaissance units who operate across the border reporting more than dozen camps 1-2km from LoC have been re-occupied. Covert talks have failed. GoI need to decide if they will conduct preemptive strikes or just be reactive. .

This is well within artillery range.
by khan
28 May 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan Stock Exchange CEO Richard Morin resigns - Talqeen Zubhairi Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chief executive officer Richard Morin on Tuesday resigned from his post. Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif This could be a canary in a coal mine type situation, maybe some p...
by khan
24 May 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 201472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

...Second point is really the key... I think my first point about hindsight is actually more important. India had no way to know how Pakistan would respond & was caught off guard by (among other things): 1. The speed of the response (next day) 2. The size & composition of the package (obsol...
by khan
23 May 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 201472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ The key is acting with overwhelming force to show that the Nuclear Bluff is actually a bluff. But when you have 230 MKIs which outrange anything the pakis have and you allow nothing but piecemeal actions to take place so they can soil the narrative with their sh1t version of the event then we r...
by khan
23 May 2019 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Today's Modi victory means there might not be a Pakistan for the next Lok Sabha election.
by khan
22 May 2019 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Whatever few middle classes there are, govt servants (including lower ranked military), and pensioners will be the ones with fixed income PKR instruments such as FDs and bonds. This is a very astute post. These are the people that keep a country running and this is the stuff revolutions are made ou...
by khan
22 May 2019 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

How will that help them? If it were a grant, sure, but they have to pay back the foreign loans in USD with interest. If you operate under the assumption (as I am) that the 3.5 money dollar debt “loaned” to Pakistan isn’t actually a “loan” but is a “donation” - then having hard currency to buy up PK...
by khan
22 May 2019 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Deficit calculation doesnt take to consideration, the circular debt of 1400 billion pkr ( 10 bn usd), this has been hidden. add this 10 bn to it, and the defecit becomes: 8.5% of GDP? One of the advantages of depreciation like this is it cuts the dollar value of domestic debt. So, at 200PKR per USD...
by khan
22 May 2019 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Actually in this particular drama that's going on in Pakistan, it's rank incompetence. All the years of inbreeding have borne fruit, as it were. They are going through a currency crisis, but then again they have gone through 13 or so crises before needing IMF intervention. So what's new here? The f...
by khan
22 May 2019 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

If Pakis have agreed for 180 RS for 1$ then they should do it at one go on Thursday as Paki anchors and Abduls will be in severe depression due to Modi victory rather than bad news of economy as all will be engaged with Indian election results than looking at news of economy condition. As long as t...
by khan
13 May 2019 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

dhyana wrote:Pakistan & IMF Seal the Deal

"AOA wrote:–$6 billion bailout package will be given over a period of 3 years


Is this confirmed? It could just be wishful thinking.
by khan
11 May 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 474812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

None of this is “irreversible”
by khan
07 May 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF money will be released because IMF will not get repaid if they don’t release the money.

The main question is, how much control do they get of Pakistani spending for the next tranche of money? Enough control to cut the militaries budget?
by khan
03 May 2019 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1033
Views: 135578

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Let us hope all MRCA contenders fail & someone tells IAF they only choice they have is MCA. I guarantee you, MCA will be inducted in 10 years. This is the way to do it, the Chinese made do with 5th rate substandard BS for 30 years while their local industry ground it out. Now India needs to do t...
by khan
01 May 2019 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1033
Views: 135578

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Where would Tejas be if there were a Mirage 2000 factory in India?

IMO, this lack of a Mirage 2000 factory is a blessing in disguise for India.
by khan
01 May 2019 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3388
Views: 502174

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Gafoora apparently in his press conference said Pakistan was doing great in the 60s. Hint: there was a presidential system then. For a change like this, they need a 2/3 majority in the Parliament. Which dimran does not have. Expect some late night visits in netas home by tftas I think the Army now ...
by khan
28 Apr 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4925
Views: 688898

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Meanwhile, Pakistani airspace is still closed (until
May 15th): https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/upload/N ... 459-19.TXT
by khan
08 Apr 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 229408

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: 812
Views: 229408

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: 812
Views: 229408

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 739
Views: 113969

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 386518

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: 3040
Views: 420816

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: 3040
Views: 420816

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 3040
Views: 420816

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: 3040
Views: 420816

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 3040
Views: 420816

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 233
Views: 58629

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 3388
Views: 502174

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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: 4925
Views: 688898

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...

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