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by Y. Kanan
07 Aug 2019 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709502

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

Can you please point out who these people are? Because it sounds to me you are setting up a strawman. The MKI has 65%+ serviceability btw. Lousy "Print.in" reports apart. 65% isn't actually that bad. Even the USAF and USN (not that US is the gold standard for aircraft serviceability) stru...
by Y. Kanan
06 Aug 2019 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65477

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Finally! Rather shameful we only had the courage to do this now, 70 years too late. Time to implement the China solution: displace the natives with good loyal citizens and in a few generations, no more Kashmir problem.
by Y. Kanan
05 Aug 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709502

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

Of course, it's understood that any aircraft is going to be receiving mid-life updates as part of its normal life cycle. That is fine, but people here are talking like we won't have a real air force until we get those Rafales. Most of the pro-Rafale posts essentially dismiss the SU-30MKI fleet as in...
by Y. Kanan
03 Aug 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709502

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

What the good Admiral is saying is that we went in that model and got nothing of substance that we can iteratively develop ourselves . Today, as we talk about upgrading the SU-30, those talks are with the Russians not with just DRDO & HAL. Can you imagine the Chinese talking to Russians to upgr...
by Y. Kanan
02 Aug 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709502

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

The Su-30MKI, Vikramaditya, MiG-29K episodes are fresh in the minds of Indian military planners. I agree the Admiral Gorshkov\Vikramaditya saga was rediculous, and yes the Mig-29K sounds like a very unreliable aircraft, but why do you mention the SU-30MKI? Has it proven to be a disappointment as we...
by Y. Kanan
02 Aug 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2367
Views: 387359

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

I understand the IAF's unwillingness to buy the SU-57. It's unproven and it's claimed capabilities are dubious at best. But why not just buy something proven but cost effective? Why not build more SU-30MKI and just keep upgrading their sensors, avionics and weapons as new tech becomes available? Is ...
by Y. Kanan
01 Aug 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2367
Views: 387359

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

Wow! I was against the Rafale order but honestly didn't expect it would pan out, even after all the announcements. Russia Offers India its Su-57 Stealth Fighter (Again) https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/russia-offers-india-its-su-57-stealth-fighter-again/ Russia is again offering the SU-57 (which has ...
by Y. Kanan
01 Aug 2019 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709502

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

Russia begins serial production of SU-57 stealth fighter https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/government-official-russia-has-launched-production-of-su-57-stealth-fighter/ "India withdrew in 2018 from the co-development and production of the Su-57, known in India as the Perspective Multi-role Fighte...
by Y. Kanan
24 Jul 2019 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122851

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://power.lowyinstitute.org/countries https://power.lowyinstitute.org/downloads/Lowy-Institute-Asia-Power-Index-2019-Key-Findings.pdf We collectively obsess way too much over "influence". Build a respectable economy with a halfway decent standard of living and the kind of military pow...
by Y. Kanan
23 Jul 2019 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34939

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

We often bash ourselves for decades of neutrality that has kept us off the world stage. This is one of those times where the benefits of neutrality become apparent. Back around 2003-2004, we had a lot of Indians (even on this forum) clamoring for India to join the US invasion of Iraq. Aren't we reli...
by Y. Kanan
02 Jun 2019 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2704
Views: 403550

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump Declares Trade War On India, Imposes New Tariffs https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-01/trump-declares-trade-war-india-imposes-new-tariffs I know this is "old" news on this thread, and is already being discussed, but I just have to say, after years of watching in frustration as o...
by Y. Kanan
16 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2704
Views: 403550

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Anyway weird answer by Robert Palladino. Possibly in the disjointed style of the Trump Administration, one bit of the State Department failed to communicate with another bit of the State Department about a visa denial despite being invited by another department of the Trump Administration. Text tra...
by Y. Kanan
21 Mar 2019 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3668
Views: 324251

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

The NZ mosque shootings present a great opportunity for muslims to capitalize on white guilt and accelerate their takeover of western societies. I see whites tripping all over themselves to prove their dhimmitude in the wake of the attack. Self-censorship to squash anti-Islamic sentiment is now bein...
by Y. Kanan
19 Mar 2019 14:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403216

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Western powers could also blacklist Azhar by adopting a Security Council resolution, which needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, Britain or France. Already blacklisted by the UN Security Council in 2001, JeM is a primarily anti-India group. IMO this is a prel...
by Y. Kanan
13 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59617

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

This "50,000 swaming across" is an old threat. Back in 2000 JKLF announced that 20,000 sh1ts would swarm across. Evil RAA Agints-e-PeeArefi put out the "newsflash" that PA intended to machine-gun them from behind to urge them on and allege jenn-o-cide by yindoos. March was cance...
by Y. Kanan
10 Mar 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490485

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

Y Kanan had a "Perry Mason" moment here.. Youknow... the well known thing about Perry Mason stories? Perry Mason strikes down just one argument of the defendant, and the defendant immediately concedes and confesses everything in court. IAF have evidence of the F16 being down. The fact tha...
by Y. Kanan
07 Mar 2019 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490485

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

What ended up being the story behind this photo? Was there any reason to think it isn't PA officers inspecting what looks like the remains of an F-16 engine? Curious because everyone is saying no proof that a PAF F-16 was actually shot down but this photo would be pretty damning proof, assuming it w...
by Y. Kanan
06 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59617

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

rd: Economic/strength differential will never give the capability to handle the instability next door: Witness US/Mexico. Mexico has been pakistanizing via drug and other crooks for decades, and is now a total mess. Only a Wall can help that, unfortunately. But were Mexico a real Pakistan sending s...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Mods please ban this traitor immediately. But seriously this tells me we just need to shoot at a bigger target next time. If we're really this timid, then it's time to rethink our assumptions about Paki escalation as we're far more scared of these cretins than we should be. Pls, No name calling and...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403216

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

If we were to just target their Textile Industry, the impact will be huge. There should be a systematic effort to compete and undercut the Pakistani export capability by offering aggressive duty drawback and other incentives to our exporters. The pakis simply do not have the capabibilty to match th...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403216

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Oops double post.
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like the Air Strike Missed the Target due to Terriane Issue in Evidence provided by Australian researcher Were India’s airstrikes in Pakistan a strategy for public approval? Mods please ban this traitor immediately. But seriously this tells me we just need to shoot at a bigger target next tim...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

For years I've been whining about the IAF's lack of precision targeting. But recent events show what the IAF really needs is some kind of stealth drone or long-range stealth missile. We don't need a massive fleet of strike aircraft; we just need to be able to strike any GPS coordinates in Pakistan w...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I disagree with the premise. India-Pakistan is no USA-Afghanistan, but the asymmetry is considerable - atleast in the air. Can India eliminate their air force with zero casualties - clearly no. But can India eliminate heir air force with the loss of say 25 SU-30’s? I think they can do it with a los...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It may be wise to just be realistic and admit we lack the military superiority to punish Pakistan without incurring heavy losses on ourselves. We don't have the standoff strike capability and we can't bomb them either; our aircraft cannot operate over Paki airspace safely; they are simply too vulner...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sorry. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are. You don't shoot toward civilian aircraft under any circumstances. Period. The stoppage of commercial aviation in TSP frees up their SAMs to shoot at anything they don't recognize as it is likely to be Indian. They'll keep it up until it starts hu...
by Y. Kanan
01 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755106

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Ok again my uninformed guess here. One reason for Pakis to curtail flying might be to conserve aviation fuel for air force use. Though I think they will run out of planes before they run out of fuel. Civil Aviation is afraid of SAMs. Thanks to the Russian based thugs in eastern Ukraine who shot dow...
by Y. Kanan
28 Feb 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 41774

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

INDIAN AIR FORCE USED ISRAELI-MADE HEAVY GUIDED BOMBS IN ITS ATTACK ON PAKISTAN https://southfront.org/indian-air-force-used-israeli-made-heavy-guided-bombs-in-its-attack-on-pakistan/ According to the Indian outlet, five Mirage 2000s carried out the airstrike on the alleged camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed...
by Y. Kanan
28 Feb 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 150593

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

if not anything bhikhmango ki plane life hours hi nikal jayenge Totally! Plane life & ATF bills. If we do nothing (Though I want to see action) but keep them on a boil for months. Findout every way in which their readiness, logistics will cost them $$ they dont have. It will be such a nice sloo...
by Y. Kanan
06 Feb 2019 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59617

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Starting this thread as a playground to discuss how pakistan is brought to its logical end and how the post collapse/dismemberment scenario look like. What will be the implications. Will update this as and when required A bit premature, aren't we? How about you resurrect this thread in about 20 yea...
by Y. Kanan
04 Feb 2019 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2704
Views: 403550

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

arshyam wrote:A graded response matrix has to be devised.


:rotfl: That is the most Indian thing I have ever heard.
by Y. Kanan
07 Jan 2019 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

Another fake gas attack in the works. Much bigger strikes planned for this one:
US warns Syria against use of chemical weapons
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/ ... 07400.html

I'm not worried, though. I'm sure the Russians can be counted on not to over-react.
by Y. Kanan
04 Jan 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

It's galling, but once again the Russians, Syrians and Iranians will win by using their greatest superpower: the ability to absorb air strikes and casualties without over-reacting. Defeating the enemy by turning the other cheek. The Bible was right: the meek shall indeed inherit the earth.
by Y. Kanan
03 Jan 2019 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

It seems pretty likely, considering all the wailing currently going on within the US media and power elite, that after another chemical attack or better yet, a downed airliner, it would become politically impossible for Trump to pull out. It’s nearly impossible for Trump to defy the ruling establish...
by Y. Kanan
01 Jan 2019 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

Austin - yes, but the IAF appears to be stepping up the frequency of these air-launched cruise missile strikes from Lebanese airspace. Apparently the Isrealis are hiding behind civilian airliners trying to trick the Syrians into shooting one down. Typical ratty behavior that we've come to expect fro...
by Y. Kanan
31 Dec 2018 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

More Isreali strikes on Syria
https://m.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syria ... ted-575430

... I thought the S-300’s (or was it S400’s?) we’re deployed in Syria months ago. They appear to be having no deterrent effect.
by Y. Kanan
24 Dec 2018 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

This is all to such a dramatic climax so unexpectedly. What drama; Assad has this sudden opportunity, if he plays his cards right, to reunify the entire country by embracing the Kurds. If the Kurds Kay down their arms in a leap of faith and formally join the SAA, this can be held up to the entire Sy...
by Y. Kanan
22 Dec 2018 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

What a coup that will be if Kurds agree to immediately handover all their territory to Damascus. The SAA could move in quickly, before the Turks attack, and then dare Erdogan to start a shooting war with Syria, Iran and Russia. We always assumed that whatever the outcome of the war, the Kurd parts o...
by Y. Kanan
21 Dec 2018 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 882446

Re: Levant crisis - III

France to take over US positions in Syria
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/france ... ter-139881

... so now the Russians have to tiptoe around France (as they are a NATO member) and ISIS & pals will still have their safe havens to operate from.

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