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by Rakesh
22 Oct 2017 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

US woos India into 100-year alliance against China :lol: http://www.atimes.com/article/us-woos-india-100-year-alliance-china/ The US, meanwhile, is struggling to clinch the sale of its Predator Guardian UAVs and F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India, while Delhi takes time to weigh its options. Again...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2017 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2846
Views: 108850

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Special forces can grow beards and we have seen many special forces including marcos, para's growing beards. There may be two reasons for doing so a) Blend with the local crowd b) look menacing. https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b250d1bd82b0053d49fb19c194c15ed5-c https://i.pinimg.com/originals/...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2017 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2846
Views: 108850

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/920992054255140864 At the tri-service Andaman & Nicobar Command Headquarters with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today, on Diwali festival. I could be wrong, but I believe that is Lt Governor Adm DK Joshi Joshi (Retd) standing right next to the Raksha M...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2017 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

All of Germany's submarines are currently down https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/10/20/all-of-germanys-submarines-are-currently-down/ The U-33, U-34 and U-36 submarines are seen at the Eckerfoerde German Navy base Oct. 10, 2016. Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images) https://www.armytimes.com/resizer/...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2017 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2033
Views: 126612

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

It is not going to happen, but ordering the F35 would be like killing two birds with one stone (The SE and FGFA). In that case what would Russia's reaction be? Give a couple of squadrons of SU35 for free to Pakistan? Hopefully Philip will lobby and help prevent that :lol: Let the PAF also enjoy the...
by Rakesh
21 Oct 2017 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 270
Views: 44200

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

Admiral garu, I think dassault would not respond to Navy rfi if it cannot meet this parameter. Iirc, and i may not be, they were speaking of somehow inclining the bird to for the space. Those specific choices were being explored by Boeing and not Dassault as per the stratpost article posted a few w...
by Rakesh
21 Oct 2017 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2033
Views: 126612

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Finally we are on the same plane (as it were). I believe we should go the FACO route and settle on the F-35 even as we pursue the AMCA. I'd gladly chuck the F-16 stuff if we settle on the F35 I have been arguing for the F-35 FACO line ever since cybaru and brar mentioned the 'FACO line' early this ...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2033
Views: 126612

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Why? Wouldn't it be better to benchmark the program to what requirements were provided and/or agreed upon when the MOD decided to contribute $250 Million to the project? I mean, the performance values promised to them at the time and presumably agreed upon by the MOD ? Since you brought this up, I ...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 15711

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Is it possible to send these civvies for a tour of duty in the Siachen?
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

ego is the least of his worries now. If he is found guilty, it will result in more serious action. At the least, a blot on his service record.
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2846
Views: 108850

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

There are several bearded offices and soldiers. Could be Muslim. He is Muslim, I can make out M.M. Khan on his name tag. Reason i'm asking is because I don't remember seeing folks with a proper beard in the Army. Besides, I remember folks here mentioning in some of the other threads about a reason ...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Those hulls have definitely made contact in the pictures above. There will be damage.
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4620
Views: 400662

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Some good shots and write up on Hellenic Mirage 2000s. Check it out....

http://aviationphotodigest.com/hellenic-deltas/
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

guess who makes a key component of the IAF's favourite new air-to-air missile. Cough....Cough...Saab...Cough...Cough :) Saab supplying fuze systems for Meteor missile https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/10/19/Saab-supplying-fuze-systems-for-Meteor-missile/3941508420879/ Saab has been contracted by...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 270
Views: 44200

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

French Defense Minister set to garner new contract for Rafale Jets in India https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710181058352456-france-defense-minister-india-rafaele-jets/ Dassault Aviation has already expressed its eagerness to set up a manufacturing unit in India. The proposal will be taken up for fu...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121983

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

India informs US it’s ready to buy ISTAR aircraft from Raytheon IAI loses out to Raytheon on Indian ISTAR deal http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12375462/iai-loses-out-to-raytheon-on-indian-istar-deal India has handed a major blow to Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) unit ELTA, ...
by Rakesh
20 Oct 2017 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121983

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

Awesome. Thanks Kartik. Was No 28 'First Supersonics' the numero uno squadron to be established with upgraded MiG-29s?
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1681
Views: 75180

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Thanks boss.
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1681
Views: 75180

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

brar: is that from Janes' subscription section? Just be careful.
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Well the U218 is being built for Singapore so is the A26 for the swedish navy. The way our tenders go these boats will probably be in service in half a dozen countries beforewe decide. Looks like its going to be between the U214 and the A26. Dont see the IN going in for the scorpene . Nothing much ...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

I'd stick to latest kilo. Am not very confident on reliability of Scandinavian countries. I am not worried about the reliability of Scandinavian countries. What I am concerned about is their ability to deliver what is advertised. Saab's web presence on the A26 submarine is eerily similar to the Gri...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 270
Views: 44200

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

Cain-ji : Do the wings of the Rafale fit in the lifts of the Vikramaditya or the Vikrant? Only Boeing has made that claim. I could be wrong. Indian Navy Carrier Jet War Hots Up, Boeing Focuses Fire https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/08/indian-navy-carrier-jet-war-hots-up-boeing-focuses-fire.html ...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Not a single U216 is built. Hard to determine cost. Not a single A26 submarine exists either. Again hard to determine cost. And costs in projects of this nature, tend to spiral way out of control. On that respect, the Soryu was great. Nine are already in service. We have 50+ years of experience in R...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 270
Views: 44200

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

The French are trying to scuttle the SE deal. Good luck with that. Not going to happen. But see how they came running when they realized the SE deal is moving ahead. At the most, they will get another 36 Rafales signed. But even that is a long stretch now.
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1681
Views: 75180

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

US to release EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 129874.cms

Economic Times does not permit you to copy the entire text. It keeps cutting off. So weird!
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

India just lost the opportunity to make $2 billion in upgrading Greece's F-16s. And how many more we will lose, till the MoD gives the Red Rose to Lockheed Martin sometime in the next decade :) Greece Plans to Spend Billions Upgrading Its F-16 Fighter Jet Fleet http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/1...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

An Indian F-16 Enterprise: Understanding the Strategic Opportunity for the Indian Air Force http://www.sldinfo.com/an-indian-f-16-enterprise-understanding-the-strategic-opportunity-for-the-indian-air-force/ Being part of a global F-16 force has many other advantages. There are many F-16 pilots worl...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

and this thread goes up again.... :) Read the whole thing, as Economic Times does not permit you to copy the entire text. But I post an interesting snippet. Lockheed Martin and the US Govt are NERVOUS. Prior approval for sale of F-16 and F-18 in place: Keith Webster https://economictimes.indiatimes....
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 270
Views: 44200

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

After 36 jets, Rafale to push for Make In India http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/oct/17/after-36-jets-rafale-to-push-for-make-in-india-1676772.html After selling 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, French government is now pushing for a project to manufacture warplanes here in Indian soil t...
by Rakesh
19 Oct 2017 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

US to release EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 129874.cms
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2017 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

^^^ I believe the 4000 ton is the Oceanic (ER) variant.
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121983

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

Best wishes & compliments of IDS to all the Air Warriors on the 85th Anniversary of the Air Force & Air Force Day.
https://twitter.com/hq_ids_india/status ... 7462299648
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2317
Views: 276611

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

“Surrender, you will not be harmed. Fauji ki zaban hai”, said 26 RR officer in 2006. Parvez Ahmad, Commander of HM came home.
https://twitter.com/majorgauravarya/sta ... 9590891520

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by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2317
Views: 276611

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

At Corps Battle School, Bhalra (J&K), soldiers are taught counter terror ops. Here is the morning JOSH RUN...5 kms of pure pain. https://twitter.com/majorgauravarya/status/920152485469102082 Kalika Mata Ki Jai...that’s the war cry of the Kumaon Regiment. Here...26 RR (Kumaon) goes for a run. htt...
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/statu ... 8485085184 --> Interesting. Indian Navy SAR ops underway just outside the nine-dash line (well... ish). But close enough!

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by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/919766152053653510 ---> Indian Navy P-8I arrives in airspace NE of Philippines to join search for missing sailors of MV Emerald Star.

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by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Glorious shots of INS Kiltan and it’s all-composite superstructure. First photo courtesy of Vivek Gupta, News 18 India.

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by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/919855338244808704 --> Here’s wishing Commander Naushad Ali Khan, the 1st skipper of the Indian Navy’s new anti-submarine ship INS Kiltan. Shano Varuna & happy hunting!

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by Rakesh
17 Oct 2017 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395982

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/919978807762620417 --> From the INS Kiltan commissioning today: Indian Navy spokesperson Capt DK Sharma with the new warship’s CO & XO.

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