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by Luxtor
04 Nov 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 11465

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

People of Ladakh have been loyal, peaceful within the Union of India. So even after this conversion to UT, we need to hear their grievances and concerns and make things right for them. We should have Gov't offices nearby so they don't have to travel long distances for gov't services. We should also ...
by Luxtor
23 Oct 2019 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1444
Views: 414262

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

HAL's strike now 8 days on is making little headlines.The IAF owes it a huge amount of money and as the 20K workers keep up their agitation, the entire indigenisation programme of our aircraft and helo industry is at risk. HAL was not a loss- making co. It was making a healthy profit.Are firang OEM...
by Luxtor
21 Oct 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1444
Views: 414262

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

^^^ If one looks at the long term viability of the fleet...it does not look rosy with a fleet largely flying on American engines. Based on the numbers that are known, this is the scenario that the IAF is looking at; 40 Tejas Mk1 : F404-IN20 83 Tejas Mk1A : F404-IN20 200 Tejas Mk2 : F414-GE-INS6 AMC...
by Luxtor
16 Oct 2019 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 285946

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Kakarat wrote:Has anyone seen this patch in use or is it fan art?

I'd say it's a fan art because "Fishbed" is a United States/Western designation for the MiG 21. I doubt that USSR/Russia or any air forces that use MiG 21 would use that term or have patches.
by Luxtor
09 Oct 2019 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1444
Views: 414262

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

I hate it whenever this 114 number comes up. There is no way we can afford 114 Rafales. And the thought of buying yet another type just makes me want to bang my head against a wall. The current order for 36 Rafales is not enough. We need to double that order to 72. We need a high performance fighte...
by Luxtor
18 Sep 2019 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3333
Views: 520497

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

I have been saying this for some time, we need more capable light fighters, places like Gaggal airport having 6-8 fighters for CAP will be very useful. The biggest mistake that day is we did not predict the Paf game plan and were stuck with ROE, even if 1 SU30MKI and had come fast and High and laun...
by Luxtor
16 Sep 2019 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3333
Views: 520497

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

Next time something like this whole episode happens, we need to have our surveillance apparatus such as Falcon AWACS as well as ground based radars fully ready expecting them to react. As a matter of fact our surveillance should be stepped up many folds and be on continuous alert from this time forw...
by Luxtor
27 Aug 2019 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3333
Views: 520497

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

^^^ Agree with the above, the Americans were too quick verify that all Puki F16s were accounted for. They just couldn't believe and take it that their vaunted F16 that had "so many kills without even a single loss to enemy action" was downed by a "lowly" MiG 21. So they had to ke...
by Luxtor
27 Aug 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525316

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I think the current order for 36 Rafales is not enough for a 2 front war with the Pukis and Chins. There should be a follow up order for another 36 Rafales for a total of 72. That would a formidable fleet of high end fighters. (Where is this new number of 114 is coming from, is it for Rafales?) The ...
by Luxtor
20 Aug 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2933
Views: 404295

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Rony wrote:Remember these anti-Indian countries who supported Pakis

China
UK
Turkey
Malaysia
Bosnia
Sweden


Sweden? - They must have a death wish in reference to their Gripen for our MRCA program. :shock:
by Luxtor
10 Jun 2019 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327875

Re: Military Flight Safety

I think IAF should implement some sort of real time flight monitoring of all of their aircraft at the IAF headquarters in Delhi. Transponders fulfill this function. This year (or was it last) IAF released a detailed video of radar plot of precise coordination among multiple aircraft with varying sp...
by Luxtor
08 Jun 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327875

Re: Military Flight Safety

In cases of our aircraft going missing like this An-32 in the north-east and the one flying from Chennai to the Andamans a while back, I think IAF should implement some sort of real time flight monitoring of all of their aircraft at the IAF headquarters in Delhi. So we'll know immediately and the ex...
by Luxtor
23 Dec 2017 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4342
Views: 728300

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCA, ALH, LCH .... All well and good....our great efforts and and good success at viable aircrafts. But we need to stop using the term "Light". Everything we endevour to make for ourselves is called Light this and Light that. "Light" somehow denotes less capability. Why can't we ...
by Luxtor
29 Oct 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Why can't the Gov't order the 3 services to induct indigenous weapon systems in fair numbers? The Gov't needs to tell the tri-services that you will only get weapon systems from foreign sources that are not at all available indigenously. We can get a fair number of Rafale fighters from France to kee...
by Luxtor
26 Sep 2017 20:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

We must reject the F16 at all costs. We have to make it costly for the Americans to continue to produce spare parts and subsystems, even full air-frames for that matter to continue to supply their current F16 customers, ESPECIALLY THE PUKIS. The Americans are being all too clever to dump the F16 pro...
by Luxtor
03 Aug 2017 07:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 107170

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Hi All, I find that the removal of Nawaz Sharif in Pukistan very suspicious at this time during the Doklam crisis. Is the Puki army preparing to create a 2nd front in the west against India in coordination with the Chinese? The Puki security-state establishment sees the civilian PM/politicians with ...
by Luxtor
24 Jul 2017 08:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

That guy is an EDITOR? :eek: Is Chinese Shengyang etc, really "illegal copies" or just repainted, renamed, license-produced craft, same as the original? For example, was the HAL Ajeet an Illegal Low-level Copy of the De Havilland Gnat? If the made-in-India Su-30MKI is given an Indian name...
by Luxtor
22 Jun 2017 20:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Lockheed Martin spilled the beans on their own brochure ... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/aero/documents/F-16_Block_70_Executive_Summary_2017.pdf On page two of this above brochure it says F16 Block 70 becomes the new F16 Baseline. Guess what that means? ....Everyone (incl...
by Luxtor
22 Jun 2017 09:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Lockheed Martin spilled the beans on their own brochure ... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/aero/documents/F-16_Block_70_Executive_Summary_2017.pdf On page two of this above brochure it says F16 Block 70 becomes the new F16 Baseline. Guess what that means? ....Everyone (inclu...
by Luxtor
22 May 2017 08:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ I agree. I think that when Tejas is making the final push towards operationalization, asking for a foreign single engine fighter is rather troublesome. The IAF and IN needs to be told by the Gov't that Tejas will be the only single engine mass produced aircraft that you will get. Whatever real o...
by Luxtor
17 May 2017 16:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 769654

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^^^
LOL...how big are the rooms in your house? :rotfl:
by Luxtor
25 Oct 2016 16:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 646648

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

All I can say is ...Let's not do a Marut to the LCA. Marut's further updates and development and other fighters that might have come from the experience were lost when we decided to retire Marut and not pursue any further home-grown research and development into fighters. Instead, we went for the Ru...
by Luxtor
05 Oct 2016 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 285542

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Why are we bothering about proving by evidence to the pukis and the rest of the world? Let the pukis keep denying and we'll keep attacking them over and over again if needed. The puki confirmation or acceptance is not needed for our strikes to be effective. Pukis are such a bunch that they'll deny t...
by Luxtor
19 May 2016 06:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 248424

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Why were we jumping up and down in joy when we used Mirage 2000's in Kargil conflict as performing superbly? Isn't the successful engagement of the ground targets is based on the capability of the launched weapon itself rather than the launch platform? Couldn't those LGBs be fired from our MiGs, Suk...
by Luxtor
10 May 2016 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 600
Views: 47491

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

The Kashmir squeeze Kashmir is one of the most intractable international territorial disputes. For 70 years, there is no resolution in sight as neither India nor Pakistan is willing to recognise the other’s claims. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond recently said in Islamabad that Kashmir sho...
by Luxtor
27 Jan 2016 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1000
Views: 184661

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^^^

Looks like a massive infusion of tech help from Airbus to the Chinese where they have an assembly line for Airbus aircraft in Shanghai for years now. Looks very similar to Airbus A320.
by Luxtor
27 Jan 2016 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 130
Views: 6262

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

What makes Pukistan tick? .... Well, Pukistan is like a (not so) fine, hand-wind watch ... made by the retreating British, it has been wound up repeatedly by the Americans and the Chinese over its history to suit their respective purposes. I also saw the video here on this thread about "Why doe...
by Luxtor
19 Jan 2016 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 308213

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^

Those 4 men on the roof of the building are pakis getting ready to jump off and kill themselves. :D
by Luxtor
03 May 2015 00:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 444727

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^^^^^ Yes, Let's replace each and every T-72's with Arjun one by one until all T-72's are retired. No point in upgrading the T-72's if Arjun is much superior. I would like Arjun to be a replacement for T-90s or at least co-exist side by side with the T-90's and exploit the best of both tanks. But if...
by Luxtor
06 Mar 2015 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 160887

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Karnad on the Raffy deal,2 articles.Thw war for and against is reaching summer temperatures! http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns ... 699390.ece Terminate the Rafale Deal By Bharat karnad Published: 06th March 2015 The absence of a fallback scheme is, of course, a ruse by Raha to pressurise the ...
by Luxtor
28 Jan 2013 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India a happy republic day and prabhat bheri
Replies: 26
Views: 1510

Re: India a happy republic day and prabhat bheri

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY EVERYBODY !!!! :D
by Luxtor
07 Dec 2012 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 341392

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^^^

We've been flying Ilyushins for how many decades now, and we can't maintain them ourselves? We must've learned a thing or two about the aircraft's systems. :shock:
by Luxtor
13 Nov 2012 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 8033

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

Couldn't this thread be entitled better? It implies that we're giving up and expect to be defeated. More appropriate titled would have been "Preparing for war with China" Inside the thread we could be discussing how prepared or unprepared we are to face China in a limited or all out war. I...
by Luxtor
25 Oct 2012 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189650

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Knowing the sordid history of deception by the pukis, I don't know why Indian politicians continue to engage them. I was appalled when ABV invited Mushyrat to New Delhi after the Kargil aggression by them. MMS has opend up all kinds of travel facilities to the pukis to come into India, all in the na...
by Luxtor
02 Jun 2012 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 341392

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Let's stay as far away from Osprey as possible. It is barely airworthy, especially during hover, VTO, VTL. It has killed many test pilots, techs and engineers during development and still continues to kill people occasionally after induction (directly due to the unreliability of its specialized oper...
by Luxtor
26 May 2012 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189650

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

No need to be confused.. India may have won, but its not a military victory, just as the USA won the Cold war, but it wasnt a military victory. The opponents forces are still intact, though they cant be sustained indefinitely with the economic base available. The opponents will to fight is signific...
by Luxtor
21 May 2012 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189650

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I don't know if this view has been expressed before on this subject but if the situation were reversed, i.e. India had lost many soldiers due to an avalanche and made a request to the Pukis for such a mutual withdrawal from Siachen would they comply? I DON'T THINK SO !!! They would probably laugh at...
by Luxtor
27 Apr 2012 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 939330

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Don't wonder, all weapons/techs provided to the pukis by uncle, French and other western countries were freely but of course secretely shared with the Chinese. This is a tacit understanding the puks have with the Chinese in exchange for nukes, missiles, and other assortment of Chinese weapons, plus ...
by Luxtor
17 Apr 2012 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189650

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

knuJ-LevkdA This is too good. I had to post this. While the nation mourns the tragedy, it would be prudent to investigate the cause of this unusual phenomenon. There are military technologies available which can cause artificial avalanches. Pakistan must investigate if Indians or Americans are invo...
by Luxtor
17 Apr 2012 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189650

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I think it's time for Westerners to ask the Pukis to be magnanimous and vacate and return POK to India to show their sincerity towards peace with India. :roll: After all India showed magnanimity toward the Pukis in 1971 by returning 90,000 + Puki POWs to back them after, first, disarming them (so th...

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