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by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

The French Govt has spoken....

Rafale deal: After Hollande's statement, France says not involved in choosing Indian partners
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 75494.html
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

IAF Defends Rafale Deal - Air Marshal SBP Sinha terms Rafale a Potent Air Asset

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Rafale Would Revolutionise Airpower In Our Sub- Continent: IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal R. Nambiar

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2379
Views: 474221

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Most Inspiring Speech Ever By An Air Marshal on Indigenisation of Aerospace Industry

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2044
Views: 229135

Re: Military Flight Safety

Oh No! Not him. My condolences to his family.
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73794

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

FYI...the info on Tejas production numbers below is dated. If it is this bad, I am beginning to question the wisdom of Boeing's tie up with Mahindra and HAL to produce the F-18 Super Hornet Block III, if they win MMRCA 3.0!!! https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042793255686086656 ----> Bingo. The U...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

FYI...the info on Tejas production numbers below is dated. https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042793255686086656 ----> Bingo. The US Ambassador, Tim Roemer was APPALLED at the state of HAL. The planes they have built are metal, LCA is the only composite and they cant produce more than 3 a year wit...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/1042660179731333120 ----> On the former HAL Chief T Raju's remark, that HAL could have built Rafale jets - yes, what he says should be taken seriously. But what he DOESN'T say should be taken seriously as well, that EVEN DURING the UPA tenure, Dassault DID N...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042616503798050816 ---> Wish the author had pushed the interviewee on why, to date, HAL has taken more man hours to produce aircraft and at significantly greater cost than OEM’s , negating the case for indegenisation. Also missing the required capital for moderni...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

SaiK wrote:^^^17 year old.

I'm sure this will further kick up many suffering minds.

:lol:
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1042767541314244613 ---> Here's IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar onboard Rafale test bed in France. I like that strap on the wrist. After my Mirage ejection is it? For anyone who does not know, Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd) is a former M2K pilo...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73794

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

If there was any doubt that the Rafale was the front runner in the MMRCA competition, this is it.... https://twitter.com/GurungShauryaET/status/1039761782896816129 ---> When asked if IAF wanted two more Rafale squadrons after the IGA, IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal Nambiar smiled and said we wanted 1...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/Sayan_Pratyush/stat ... 7998657537 ---> Indian Air force Deputy Chief, Air Marshal R. Nambiar on Rafale deal. Now its on public that whom they trust Rahul Gandhi or IAF Officer?
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

https://twitter.com/iPragatiJain/status/1042780215083065345 ----> Air Marshal R. Nambiar, Deputy Chief flying first Indian Rafale in France. The expression on his face shows how much happy he is after flying that jet. The happiness which Congress could never give for a decade . :lol: https://twitter...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Notice the ASTE patch on Air Marshal Nambiar's flight suit.

https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1 ... 1236247558 ----> Air Marshal Nambiar getting briefed ahead of his Rafale sortie.

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by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Indranil, do not bother. You are correct. I found these right now.... IAF tests Rafale with India-specific enchancements https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/top-iaf-official-tests-rafale-in-france/articleshow/65890063.cms IAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flew the Rafale, a 17-yea...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Folks, the Rafale in that picture is the reportedly the first Indian Rafale. It's not. This is a test aircraft with India-specific upgrades. The first Rafale for IAF is not yet ready to fly. Soon, though. I got that info from below. Can we please confirm again? First Rafale for India being flight-t...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2379
Views: 474221

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Good updates on Tejas production by Indranil and Saurav Jha. Very pleased to hear...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Very nice pictures. Folks, the Rafale in that picture is the reportedly the first Indian Rafale. Great moment!

Personally, I am happy that the first Indian Rafale is a two seat variant. I wish the IAF got all twin seaters onlee :)

Hopefully there are more pictures that will come...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1041010067158519808 ---> The indigenously developed Mounted Gun System (MGS) from Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) OFB will commence testing in November. The system utilizes the Dhanush 155mm x 52 gun. The Indian Army has a stated requirement for 814 such systems...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4503
Views: 825733

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 9654893568 ----> Godrej Aerospace built airframe assembly of the Air launched version of the BrahMos cruise missile (BrahMos-A) ordered by the Indian Air Force.

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by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Because I have OCD :), I added all the numbers below...a tad below 3,000. But the point to note is, WOW :eek: If all goes to plan, in 7+ years, Indian Artillery will undergo a serious transformation! https://twitter.com/iPraksy/status/1041009599300550656 ----> Indian Army's Artillery Guns Programme ...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73794

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

^^^ In light of the article above, how relevant is the F-16, Block 70/72? :) https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1042030892271714304 ----> 7-PACK: Indian MoD receives 7 responses to its global information request to support a 110 Make In India fighter aircraft deal, Defence Minister Sitharaman confi...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73794

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

Why the Air Force Won't Buy the F-15X or 'New' F-22 Raptor https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-air-force-wont-buy-f-15x-or-new-f-22-raptor-31442 The United States Air Force has no interest in purchasing either Boeing’s advanced fourth-generation F-15X version of the aging Eagle. Nor does the...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2379
Views: 474221

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^Common sense isn't it? Regarding stretching production, HAL has done it before too with Su-30. Not exactly wrong on their part, since empty production lines means no output to show. So they will stretch this out till FOC and then till Mk1A and then till Mk2 and so on. Trikaal : I say this with all...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

IAF Deputy Chief, who struck Pakistani intruders in Kargil, to fly Rafale with India specific upgrades tomorrow https://swarajyamag.com/insta/iaf-deputy-chief-who-struck-pakistani-intruders-in-kargil-to-fly-rafale-with-india-specific-upgrades-today According to The Hindu, the IAF has been readying ...
by Rakesh
15 Sep 2018 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363113

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Apologies if this was posted before, but this is crazy :shock: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/iaf-chief-b-s-dhanoa-says-social-media-addiction-leads-to-lack-of-sleep-among-pilots-1916727?pfrom=home-livetv HQ always thought BR was addictive... Most HQ - mine included - feel the same. Perhaps they m...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

@ YI Patel.... If the French could sell a re-packaged M88 (to fit onboard the Tejas) - instead of the Kaveri - there are very few in India who would have shot that proposal down. The M88 is a certified, proven turbofan. On BRF itself - I could count on one hand - the number of people who would be ag...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Serious frustration - over the Rafale deal - has set in the Congress Party. WOW! Congress in a fix as Rafale deal yet to attract widespread public attention https://www.business-standard.com/article/elections/congress-in-a-fix-as-rafale-deal-yet-to-attract-widespread-public-attention-118091300685_1....
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Manu Pubby Verified account @manupubby When the #RafaleDeal was being negotiated under the #UPA regime, Mukesh Ambani's company was key offsets partner. Tainted firm whose promotor is linked to Vadra also applied pressure. The full Rafale offsets saga. When Mukesh Ambani almost came close to sealin...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Why Air Force Officials Are Being Forced To Defend Rafale Deal https://www.ndtv.com/opinion/why-air-force-officials-are-being-forced-to-defend-rafale-deal-1914977 By Air Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (Retd) The French would not have been the only ones to be so confused. We also had the first 2+2 dialo...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

*ADAG = Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1040245089350471680 ---> ADAG hasn't replaced HAL. Misnomer. Not a single component of the 36 Rafales ordered by this government are being procured by ADAG. Not One . https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1040246945829117953 -...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

I will not be providing twitter links for all 12 tweets, as it will take too long. I am just providing one link, in which you can see the entire set of Vishnu's tweets. However, I am reproducing all 12 points on this thread for readability. The link is just to provide a source. https://twitter.com/V...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138570

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1040245439772033025 ---> Military imports are a double whammy for India. Send out precious capital resources and get trojan-filled influence from abroad in return. COMCASA? :lol: https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1040206502953279488 ---> But if New Delhi is trul...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138570

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

^^^ BEAUTIFUL!!!! Rakesh a promice is not beautiful. 12 sq of MK1A as the backbone would be more than beautiful. I fully agree Sachin Saar. In fact, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa echoed the same comments in the livefist article. I am just happy that the IAF has made a turn around on the Mk2. Now I wish ...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Same as earlier article, but interesting and important point to note for anyone who is questioning, why only 36. For IAF history buffs, please remember why only two squadrons (No 1 Tigers and No 7 Battle Axes) of Mirage 2000s were bought off the shelf in the early 80s, as the MiG-23MF proved to be a...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

Defence Minister Sitharaman is truly among the best Defence Ministers India has ever had! Kudos to her! Rafale deal affected because state-run HAL was in poor shape under UPA: Sitharaman https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rafale-deal-affected-because-state-run-hal-was-in-poor-shape-under-upa-...
by Rakesh
14 Sep 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167606

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

For anyone who believes that the Congress Party is doing yeoman service for the country on the Rafale deal. https://twitter.com/amitmalviya/status/1040138812201082880 ----> Congress distances itself from Tehseen Poonawalla’s PIL on Rafale. This clearly means Congress knows that it’s allegations on R...

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