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by Rakesh
29 Oct 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1462
Views: 280776

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

US offers F-18 fighters to India for Naval requirement https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/us-offers-f-18-fighters-to-india-for-naval-requirement20201028120316/ 28 October 2020 HVT Sir's tweets in response to the above article.... https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1321481779304255488?...
by Rakesh
29 Oct 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335878

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

The upgrade plan is moving ahead. I will leave it at that.
by Rakesh
29 Oct 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691884

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

Saar, why are you taking takleef over an article that is riddled with errors? Why? :) Because that is what I am hearing from all chaiwallahs and pan wallahs. Please take this in the right spirit. Your chaiwallahs and pan wallahs are playing with your mind. If you act despondent in person, in the ma...
by Rakesh
29 Oct 2020 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335878

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

India will only get silver bullets for foreign fighters from now on - what is that one? We have Rafale as the spear silver buller. What is our DPSA silver bullet? Su-30MKI armed with BrahMos or Rafale armed with SCALP for high value targets. There is nothing else in the IAF inventory that can do wh...
by Rakesh
29 Oct 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335878

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

The advantage of US fighters is that in case of war with China and heavy attrition of IAF fighters take place then in service US fighters can be transferred to India which IAF pilots are trained to operate. In practice we will be in US camp. Saar, I have heard that argument before. All three US con...
by Rakesh
28 Oct 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335878

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

BECA done, fighters and armed drones next as India turns US positive https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-us-china/story-m0lDncNIZ8biYci35G6O6K.html 27 October 2020 An Indian official said New Delhi had been earlier offered F-16 and F-18 fighters, but India was looking at Boeing’s F-15EX...
by Rakesh
28 Oct 2020 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691884

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

Here we go again. LCA is headed for the Marut and Arjun fates. It seems that the MK1A will not even come and 114 Rafales will be ordered. IAF will come up with a flaw in the LCA and ask it to fix that in the next three years. Three years later, IAF will reject obsolete LCA and go in for F-35s. BTW ...
by Rakesh
28 Oct 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086832

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1320862010800627713?s=20 ---> LCA-SPORT program renamed LCA-LIFT (Lead-In Fighter-Trainer) in keeping with international conventions. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElWL8GoVkAALRwg?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElWL8V_UcAIT7Gh?format=jpg&...
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049177

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Vivek K wrote:There seem to be 3 ALH-WSI (Rudras). How many are delivered thus far?

In the picture, I think I can see a fourth ALH-WSI. Parked on the right of an Army ALH (in green camo).

Sankum's reply to your query makes the jingo in me khush :)

Not sure what is causing the delay in delivery.
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 742015

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

You are correct. That is the one.
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Apologies for the late reply.... I appreciate inputs from Rakesh Sir as well, however since the Scorpene data leaks I am not a big fan of current design not sure how confident a sub captain would be knowing that major data is out with the adversaries on what frequencies the sub collects intelligence...
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1088
Views: 217093

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Arrival of brochuritis :) https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1320654770265178112?s=20 ---> Neat and slick!!! Naval Group, builders of the Scorpene submarine, reveals the SMX 31E, its 2020 concept ship. Stealthier thanks to her biomimetic covering, the ship also benefits from an "unmatched el...
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049177

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/singhshwetabh71/sta ... 92675?s=20 ---> An old picture of ALH WSI before delivery.

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by Rakesh
27 Oct 2020 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1088
Views: 217093

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Spanish Company Navantia displays S-80 its latest generation of submarine https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/naval-exhibitions/euronaval-2020-exhibitors-visitors-information/euronaval-2020-news/9176-euronaval-online-2020-spanish-company-navantia-displays-s-80-its-latest-generation-of-su...
by Rakesh
24 Oct 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 684
Views: 94093

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Click on link below to read the twitter thread...

https://twitter.com/Maverickmusafir/sta ... 02016?s=20 ---> Field Marshal KM Cariappa, the man who told Pakistan not to release his captured son.
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have posted this video before. Watch the whole thing. Not very long. Around 8 minutes onlee.

by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

krishna_krishna wrote:I appreciate inputs from Rakesh Sir as well ...

Will reply to your post soon. Just a request. Please do not call me Sir :)
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1319481226286256131?s=20 ---> CVRDE has developed the MUNTRA family of UGVs using the BMP-II as a base vehicle. The project is meant to be a tech demonstrator for future UGVs. CVRDE plans to make an unmanned version of the NAMICA, which is also based on the...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030750

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1319511378512744448?s=20 ---> Dhruvastra is a ~10 km ranged IIR guided air-launched ATGM meant to be fired off from the HAL Rudra, the weaponised version of the ALH Dhruv helicopter. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek_YmxqXgAA0RAn?format=jpg&name=large http...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 742015

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

I believe one of the LSPs are being converted into a Mk1A test bed. Someone kindly confirm.
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343862

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Watch the video and click on link below for article....

This F-22 Raptor Wing Tank Storage Facility Looks Like A Science Fiction Movie Set
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... -movie-set
22 Oct 2020

by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1462
Views: 280776

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

First batch of 3 women pilots to fly Dornier operationalised at SNC Kochi https://www.onmanorama.com/lifestyle/women/2020/10/22/first-batch-of-three-women-pilots-to-fly-dornier-snc-kochi.html From left to right - Lieutenant Shivangi, Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop, and Lieutenant Divya Sharma https:/...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1962 Indo-China War: News & Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: 1962 Indo-China War: News & Discussion

Recalling the Pain of 1962 Indo-China War: Lessons Forgotten, Truth Buried http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/recalling-the-pain-of-1962-indo-china-war-lessons-forgotten-truth-buried/#.X5EE6LXuyao.twitter By Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd), 22 October 2020 http://www.indiandefencereview....
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343862

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Don't focus on the ship, but read the tweet. The khan is surreal. 215 consecutive days at sea...that is 7+ months at sea, without a single port call! https://twitter.com/NavalInstitute/status/1318994212239609857?s=20 ---> Have you ever wondered what 215 consecutive days at sea does to a ship? After ...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval History Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12711

Re: Indian Naval History Thread

Twitter thread on Captain MN Mulla....

https://twitter.com/Maverickmusafir/sta ... 11104?s=20 ---> “His last cigarette"
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Kuntal__biswas/status/1314807052363988992?s=20 ---> We must admire the beauty that DRDO has produced. The Balakot hero Netra AEW&CS. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej8iB0xXgAEVfuv?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej8iCIHXYAAIUFZ?format=jpg&name=large htt...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 186214

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://twitter.com/VinodDX9/status/1315532851354296322?s=20 ---> Possibly rarest of rare, last year managed to find out a good quality photo of the legend. Courtesy to owner, at this moment I really can't remember. The photo which inspired the famous portrait of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal. ht...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1315525130160869376?s=20 ---> The Nilgiri Class use modular construction. The hull blocks are separately built & ferried to MDL. The blocks shown in green are outsourced to Shoft, Chowgule, Titagargh, etc. The blocks in blue contain sensitive equipment ...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1318031634415996929?s=20 ---> Varunastra torpedo's 250KW AgO-Zn battery is being upgraded to 300KW (Pic 1). A fibre optic guidance based Ring Laser gyro Inertial Navigation System has been developed (Pic 2). These are meant for Takshak heavyweight torpedo, ...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 186214

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://twitter.com/ragarwal/status/1318378332338016256?s=20 ---> 2nd Lt Arun Khetrapal was the SCC (Squadron Cadet Captain) of Foxtrot squadron when in NDA - to which I also belong. He wrote this letter to his senior from the Sqn. It shows his fierce loyalty and spirit for the Sqn. https://pbs.twim...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 189034

Re: The IAF History Thread

Bird Strike - Indian Air Force Documentary | Hindi documentary 1982

by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 186214

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Must read twitter thread. Men like him are rare today...

https://twitter.com/Maverickmusafir/sta ... 23904?s=20 ---> MANEKSHAW vs SARIN
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 742015

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

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1319149664025923584?s=20 ---> The Su-30MKI will receive an update on electronics in the near future. In pic(from near to far) DRDO High band jammer pod, DRDO SIVA targeting pod MAWS integrated weapons pylon. All 3 of them are meant for the Su-30MKI. https:/...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Video of the same event below ---> https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1319298949031706624?s=20 https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1319272497959727110?s=20 ---> The Naval Chief in the Ops Centre of the guided missile destroyer INS Chennai today. Haven't seen a picture of the ops centre rel...
by Rakesh
23 Oct 2020 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Unless there is design and structural changes the improved Kilo class will have a well-known acoustic profile. Precisely the reason why Soryu class evolved to larger Taigei class with structural changes to reduce hydrodynamic noise further. Added to the fact that the new Taigei class will be entire...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2020 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Oh look what a cursory google search found.... :rotfl: https://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000147414.pdf This letter is from the website of the Japanese Embassy in Australia (https://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html). This is an *OFFICIAL* letter from the then-Japanese Ambassador to Aus...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2020 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I say again, Japan has made the decision to NOT participate in the P75I contest. You have to learn to play with the cards you have been dealt. No Soryu Class or Taigei Class is coming, unless Japan changes her mind. You cannot force a country to join a contest. I am puzzled as to why you keep bringi...
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

V_Raman wrote:Vietnam has 6 of the new 636 Kilos - WOW!

And all for a mere $2 billion.
by Rakesh
22 Oct 2020 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766916

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

And from keel laying to commissioning, the Type 636.3 is now averaging two years. It started out at four years. Compare that to my post above on the Scorpene from keel laying to commissioning. Cancel the Ka-226 order and give Putin order for the Type 636.3 boat. Even quicker can be a couple being b...

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