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by Mihir
16 Apr 2019 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 714
Views: 179489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thanks for that vote of confidence, folks! Yes, the post was satire, targeting the idiotic “OSINT” analysts posing as experts. Like those clowns who did the “assessment” of the Balakot strike.
by Mihir
15 Apr 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 714
Views: 179489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My expert assessment of publicly available imagery from the Nirbhay missile trial shows evidence of a spectacular failure.
by Mihir
09 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2922
Views: 374554

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

also the hero who came with the 4 missiles 'leak' and most of the twitter army are too young to understand the lahore shootdown of searcher drone by AIM9L of a F-solah in 2001. I just did a fact-check on that claim for LiveFist :) https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/04/deconstructing-paks-missile-...
by Mihir
09 Apr 2019 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2922
Views: 374554

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

Karan M, I tweeted your comment to Saikat Datta. It has gotten close to 7,800 impressions. He replied saying that he'd ask Tufail.
https://twitter.com/elmihiro/status/1115488777688870912
by Mihir
28 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2922
Views: 374554

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

Karan M, that was bloody brilliant! Tweeted!
by Mihir
27 Mar 2019 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537342

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Where are you guys seeing two fighters crashing in the video? I see one that is crashing, and one that is circling slightly above it, leaving a brief contrail. The camera is potato quality... What you are seeing as a contrail is really fuel and smoke from the hit fighter. That is one possible expla...
by Mihir
27 Mar 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537342

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Video evidence of two fighters going down posted on DFI by the mod there.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta9vyYhtxiY&feature=youtu.be Clearly shows two fighters going down. If you go by this video the 1st fighter is crashing to earth as a Lawn Dart and 2nd fighter turns away after the hit and...
by Mihir
16 Mar 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515207

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

He mentions Python 4/5 in current IAF inventory for Jaguar and Tejas, I know navy had Python 4 for SHAR's and IAF Python 5 for Spyder Air Defence system, never knew that Python 4/5 for Tejas and Jaguar, in fact I thought Python 5 had failed flutter tests on the Tejas? Anyone can throw any more ligh...
by Mihir
16 Mar 2019 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515207

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

Karan M wrote:^^ We do have stuff that is comparable and probably not the best time to discuss it either.

What stuff? There is no stuff. We are going to lose onlee :(( :(( :((
by Mihir
04 Mar 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2922
Views: 374554

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

Interesting video this. The people in it clearly are shouting about 2 parachutes. Now there is audio and video confirmation of the downed f16. So far the most convincing unofficial piece of evidence imho. This is by far the most convincing video evidence that I have seen which supports the assertio...
by Mihir
05 Feb 2019 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786640

Re: Small Arms Thread

Prasad wrote:Anyone know what happened to the JVPC trials by CRPF ?

They were taking deliveries starting September 2017.
https://twitter.com/crpfindia/status/905796340046643200
by Mihir
26 Jan 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 263031

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I didn't even know that cesspool existed. Seems to be full of jobless JNU students. Sorry for the OT, but r/india was very centrist a few years back. Then came the purge after 2014. Anyone nationalistic was banned and political shills of certain political parties took over. Full of Pakistanis prete...
by Mihir
21 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320044

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

Thanks Rakesh saar! Rohit's piece was superb, and his analysis of the cost escalation clauses top-notch.
by Mihir
21 Jan 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320044

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

I wrote a piece pointing out some glaring error's in The Hindu's report for Newslaundry.

Five claims in The Hindu’s Rafale report that don’t quite add up
https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/01/19/ ... ont-add-up
by Mihir
08 Dec 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 648205

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley wrote:I'm from Botswana

:lol:
by Mihir
04 Oct 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 381061

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

Thanks Ramana. Good point about the boost in capacity!
by Mihir
04 Oct 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 381061

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

Karan M wrote:JayS, you'll find this interesting.
https://cag.gov.in/sites/default/files/ ... pter_9.pdf


Thanks for that link, Karan. I summarised some of its points in this twitter thread.
by Mihir
13 Sep 2018 21:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Katare wrote:This was a weight reduction exercise by making a integrated hull (whatever that means) as per DRDO publication earlier but i don’t think weight would go anywhere near 50 ton with the crew of 4.

I hope this doesn't mean they're building a tank destroyer :|
by Mihir
05 Sep 2018 22:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

darshhan wrote:I cannot understand IA's obsession with tank cannon fired atgm. What exactly is the point.?


The Mango is an old design that lacks range as well as penetrating power against modern armour. Hence ATGMs.
by Mihir
27 Aug 2018 21:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Mihir or anyone, what types of tank ammo is there for Indian tanks? Hi Ramana, I believe Rohit Vats' last article is still accurate. There were some rumors floating around some time back that the Arjun's FSAPDS round was lacking in terms of penetration, since R&D on it had basically stalled. No...
by Mihir
25 Aug 2018 01:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The Centurion was the best tank of the Cold War until Leopard I which in turn was the best until Abrams and Merkava. The Cent was a great tank for its time, but so was the T-55, which weighed 10 tons less despite having excellent armour. The Leopard 1 was unimpressive -- it just about had enough ar...
by Mihir
24 Aug 2018 23:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

No, no, no, no. Let’s be realistic here. If superior armor could be lighter then the world’s heaviest tanks would not all be in the West where technology levels are the highest. What makes you think that technology levels were highest in the West? Until the M1A1 entered service, Soviet tanks were b...
by Mihir
21 Aug 2018 21:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Manish, superior armour could be heavier, but doesn't necessarily have to be. The T-64 and T-72 were better armoured than their NATO counterparts while still being lighter. They achieved this by eliminating one crew member and using composite armour. Now with ERA and APS going mainstream, raw armour...
by Mihir
20 Aug 2018 23:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397934

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I think just like the airforce there must 600 tank heavy weight category tanks seperatly filled by Arjun. Lighter tanks should form most of the armoured regiments. Arjun type heavies can be kept mainly desert sectors Heavy fighters offer advantages in terms of more powerful sensors, greater payload...
by Mihir
07 Aug 2018 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1035371

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:Brahmos is not the right tool for the job. Harris’s ji has captured is best in “jiska kaaj usi ko saadhe”.

BrahMos is the new blockchain. It will solve everything.
by Mihir
05 Aug 2018 07:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1035371

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Tsarkar, excellent posts. Like many others, I use to view standardisation as a sine qua non for military effectiveness. But I'm coming around to your view now.
by Mihir
26 Jul 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 648205

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/us-pacific-fleet-reveals-new-high-end-strike-group-training/

years of mundane missions in mid-east had made them sloppy....now they are being worked into cold war ship shape

There are serious issues with the US Navy's training as well.
by Mihir
04 Apr 2018 03:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 843727

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

To celebrate completion of 65 years of commissioned service and 50 years since assuming my first command of an operational unit, visited the Flying Daggers for tea and crew room Gup. The boys are all experienced pilots. Boys come from varied backgrounds. M2K,Jaguar, Mig29, Mig27 are all represented...
by Mihir
13 Mar 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 415119

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

It might have something to do with Boeing's earlier offer. https://www.livefistdefence.com/2016/11/boeing-unveils-an-amca-sweetener.html ...Boeing proposes that the manufacturing facility and supply eco-system that it builds up for the F/A-18 in India in the event it is chosen, could be used to prod...
by Mihir
15 Feb 2018 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1035371

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Yes it is large. But it is not inefficient . It is powered all throughout unlike solid rocket based missiles which coast for very long periods of flights. You don't want to be painted by this thing. I don't think this is correct. The sustainer motor on the SA-6 has a burn time of about 20 seconds. ...
by Mihir
10 Feb 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320044

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

Kartik, Rakesh, thanks! :)

It was pointed out on Twitter that the Dassault-RDL JV was signed in 2012, before Modi even took office. Also, good point about the Meteors!
by Mihir
09 Feb 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320044

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

I wrote a piece on the contrived nature of the Rafale scam for Newslaundry: https://www.newslaundry.com/2018/02/09/ ... y-dassault
by Mihir
18 Jan 2018 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 648205

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What range can these drone swarms operate at? 20 minutes of endurance isn't much. They might prove useful in attacking targets at or near the frontline, but anything deep in the interior would be out of reach, wouldn't it? Couple that with their limited payloads, and you see that they may not amount...
by Mihir
12 Jan 2018 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 86349

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

But we have carriers and the battle group needs a protector like the Ticonderoga cruiser that the USN uses at the core of its CBG’s defense. The Ticos were for defence against massive (division-sized) SNAF raids, which were expected to launch more than a hundred supersonic cruise missiles at NATO c...
by Mihir
10 Jan 2018 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 28316

Re: Tactics & military craft

Akshay Kapoor wrote:I would now like serious posters to show us how all of these principles were followed in that classic prepared defenses company battle – xxxx

The Battle of Longewala
by Mihir
10 Jan 2018 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 646760

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

How on earth does a open hatch happen in a billion $ N-sub when when a simple car has a alarm for a open door or hatch? It probably wasn't a hatch, but a valve or vent of some sort for the heat exchanger. Pubby contends that water could have entered the piping. An open "hatch" would see i...
by Mihir
06 Dec 2017 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1035371

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan, my guess is that the SARH seeker makes it easier to upgrade the batteries that have already been deployed. You could swap out the seekers in existing missiles and still use the remaining support systems. Also, it's likely enough for a 25 km range missile. For an Astra that needs to hit target...
by Mihir
06 Dec 2017 04:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1035371

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I guess that would depend on whether this new RF seeker is passive or active? It will have less dependence on Rajendra's capabilities if it is an active seeker. Karan M and other gurus, is my understanding correct? It is most definitely an active seeker. And you are quite correct it makes the whole...
by Mihir
01 Dec 2017 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320044

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

Funny thing is, Gupta published the Su-30 story just a few days back, and used it to argue that the Rafale deal shouldn’t be questioned on the basis of BS claims. And now Pubby comes out with this…

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