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by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6688

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Kit, that is correct. But the reverse is also true. Every system has its inherent strengths and weaknesses. They should make the F-35 purchase for Turkey quid pro quo for access to the S-400. But perhaps the risk of revealing the weaknesses of the F-35 far outweighs the gains in learning the weaknes...
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74653

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Asumming we are idiots, can someone tell me how come TFTA South Koreans with American help could not stop north from going nuclear? There is a well known joke that has made the rounds and it goes like this... Q. Why did the US not invade North Korea, like it did in Iraq? A. Because unlike Iraq, Nor...
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97751

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Going to a PSU. No private player.
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6688

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Eklavya, therein lies the problem. The US Govt is not bound by *ANY* law (including their own) because the two governing parties are so diameterically opposite of each other, that what one government (the Administration which consists of The President & the Cabinet and the Congress, which consis...
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715143

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Depends on who was available to go right away. Perhaps they had a team of MARCOS standing by.
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3450
Views: 415441

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Can gurus please enlighten me? Is the LCH not capable of anti-armour duties?
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3450
Views: 415441

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/why-apaches-for-army-ask-critics/article24175255.ece The Indian Army is a step closer to operating its own attack helicopters, with the U.S. State Department approving the sale of six Apache helicopters. For the Army, it is a l...
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6688

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

LM's pitch to the Indian Government is that the F-16 Block 70/72 comes with F-35 technologies. Read below :) Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey https://www.npr.org/2018/06/14/620103324/why-lawmakers-are-trying-to-block-a-delivery-of-fighter-jets-to-turkey But there ...
by Rakesh
15 Jun 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3962
Views: 600084

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007149157973258240 ---> An Israeli Air Force UH-60 'Yanshuf' approaches a landing zone being covered by Indian Air Force Garud Commandos and Israeli Air Force Unit 669 Commandos as they prepare to evacuate an injured personnel during a Combat Search and Re...
by Rakesh
15 Jun 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3962
Views: 600084

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007189874590400513 ---> A Para SF Operative from a RCL Team firing an Indian-produced Carl Gustav M3 Recoil-Less Rifle while another operative who is armed with Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle with MARS Red Dot Sight assists him. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfp...
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 21081

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/statu ... 4165824513 ---> Believe it or not, OFB seeks explaination from the Indian Army on Twitter. This is called being true digital.

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by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7605

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/998217442408124417 ---> Sent by a friend, Tata Safari Storme, on a car transporter on their way for induction into the services with Indian Army for the role of new general purpose light utility vehicle. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdphdYjUwAAF3m6.jpg
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2339
Views: 377644

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 2737409025 ---> Helmet Mounted Display for pilots of the PLAAF's J-20 fighter.

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by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341142

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Does anybody know what happened of our interest in acquiring the 12 and 21 used-Mig-29s from Malaysia and Russia respectively? IR, the used MiG-29s from Russia were a non-starter from the moment of offer. There was a fear that the Russians were going to give India the short end of the stick. The Go...
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702122

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 1903423488 ---> Indian Air Force SPYDER Surface-to-Air Missile Missile System firing a Python-5 missile from a TATA LPTA 2038 during a test trial.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 21081

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006872358156632070?s=21 —> Very significant. BEL has opened its first foreign representative office in Vietnam. Is exploring a number of export opportunities for that country including missiles, radars and electro optical sensors. https://pbs.twimg.com/med...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 143698

Re: The IAF History Thread

oh no! my fault. Correcting now. My apologies!
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 632198

Re: Small Arms Thread

Now that is COOL!!!! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/988276347381235712 ---> COAS General Bipin Rawat trying out the Tonbo Imaging WolfPack multi aperture and multispectral real time panoramic imaging system which is designed to increase situational awareness. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 632198

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/Parthu_Potluri/status/1006018833969057793 ---> From the product description of the Staghound targeting system, it appears that Tonbo Imaging is also making meaningful strides in the field of White Phosphor-based lo lux image-intensifying tech: https://tonboimaging.com/tonbo/produ...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 632198

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/Parthu_Potluri/status/1006010905555943424 ---> Check out these panoramic quad-tube night vision goggles (model: BNVD-P) from Bangalore-based Tonbo Imaging, similar in layout & function to the GPNVG-18 worn by Navy SEALS during OBL raid. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfYRdxgVQAA...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191480

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/statu ... 8975104005 ---> Nearly 20 tonnes of bombs dropped in under a week, over half of which was in a single day — on the supply camp at Muntho Dhalo. A lot of them looked like this one!

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191480

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The day my father went to war
http://www.opindia.com/2018/06/the-day- ... nt-to-war/

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 21081

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1006822693570785281 ---> Bharat Electronics Limited, which is of course a premier Defence Public Sector Undertaking and lead production agency for most of India's domestic C4ISR equipment is opening an office in Hanoi, Vietnam today. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/s...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 143698

Re: The IAF History Thread

by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 541
Views: 54616

Re: Design your own fighter

Tejas is there :)

https://twitter.com/CcibChris/status/991582135466315776 ---> Proportional aircraft comparisons

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2339
Views: 377644

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1005011107826679810 ---> China is cranking out destroyers - 19 DDGs in six years, or an average of just over three a year. We can barely produce 1 in 3 yrs. This Is What a Real Naval Buildup Looks Like https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a2108...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715143

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 6020207618 --> INS Sindhukesari after its refit at Severodvinsk. Next to it (at right) is INS Sindhuraj which is undergoing her refit.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191480

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006752649843113984 ---> Indian Army Soldiers carrying MILAN 2 and 9M113 KONKURS missile launchers during the 1999 Kargil War where Anti-Tank missiles were used to target Pakistan occupied bunkers. They were employed on battalion level, while infantry plato...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307602

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006390102434537473 ---> Indian Air Force ground crew installing a Griffin 3 Laser Guided Bomb on a MiG-27 fighter bomber. Developed by IAI to convert gravity bombs to precision bombs, it is used by IAF Su-30MKI, SEPECAT Jaguars and MiG-27 along with newer ...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 143698

Re: The IAF History Thread

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006430741788389376 ---> Indian Air Force Fighter Training Wing's "Green Beret" Vampire which took part in night operations against targets in Pakistan, operating as part of No.121 Ad-Hoc Squadron. The Ad-hoc units was formed using Instructors fro...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 632198

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006507059108384770 --> Indian Army Madras Regiment sniper being briefed upon the Remington M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle while the spotter is equipped with Leupold Mk.4 Compact spotter scope. M2010 fires a .300 Winchester Magnum (7.62×67mm) round and is effe...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715143

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 1954539523 ---> Installing a 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mount on a Project 21 Offshore Patrol Vessel built by Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited in India.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20248

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1006098508225671169 ---> Just in: Anti-submarine warfare joint ops have begun at Malabar 2018 with mixed groups and flight profiles across two P-8s & a P-1 hunting a Los Angeles-class and Soryu-class. Images from Andersen AFB, Guam. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3405
Views: 360666

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We need a thumbs up smilie! https://twitter.com/MajDPSingh/status/1006176574704513024 ---> Latest pack of Virgin chasers were sent to seek their company. Unfortunately if they dont find virgins...they cant come back to real jannat. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006204448312619009 ---> ...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3217
Views: 294740

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I do not like the wording of the title. Article is dated 07 May 2018 Nobody Cares About The Indian Arjun Tank https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/2018/05/07/nobody-cares-about-the-indian-arjun-tank/ It can be argued the Arjun Mk. II is on par with the K2 Black Panther and the Leopard 2A7 but this d...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307602

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

Come on Kersi, you should know better :) You are senior member after all.
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293152

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

Khalsa-ji, cybaru is spot on! AMCA is still with ADA and so is Mk2. Mk1A is HAL's baby and they can deliver more if the IAF wants it. There are enough human resources to manage the programs. The problem lies with the funding and the optimum use of human resources. The GoI and the Bureaucrats need to...
by Rakesh
12 Jun 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6688

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US extraterritorial sanctions: Begging for a waiver now is the worst possible option for India https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/us-extraterritorial-sanctions-begging-for-a-waiver-now-is-the-worst-possible-option-for-india/ By Brahma Chellaney By imposing extraterritorial or “...
by Rakesh
12 Jun 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123875

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

Wow! That is a cool design. My bad :oops: :lol: IR, will it have a frameless canopy as in the picture above? I know that has no bearing on anything, but it just looks nice. This is the last picture I saw of the Navy Mk2....so when I saw the above, I was surprised. https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qi...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123875

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

First, I thought this was a fanboy art, Then I saw the DRDO logo at the top right corner. I still do not know what to make of it. https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/1003849745255657472 --> LCA Navy Mk 2 new design? Just look at the canopy. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/De5kAwHVQAAtOP7.jpg:large

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