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by Mihir
22 May 2020 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 5753

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Brilliant article by Adminullah Mihir, gives a lot of food for thought. Don’t Knock General Bipin Rawat’s ‘Land Centrism’; It Is Exactly What India Needs https://swarajyamag.com/defence/dont-knock-general-bipin-rawats-land-centrism-it-is-exactly-what-india-needs Thank you saar! But I️ is not an adm...
by Mihir
10 Mar 2020 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334867

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

Outgunned By Pak F-16s, IAF Plans To Re-Arm Its Sukhois With Israeli Missiles https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/outgunned-by-pakistan-f-16s-iaf-plans-to-re-arm-its-sukhois-with-israeli-missiles-2044172 28 May 2019 ''The PAF surprised the IAF by launching air-to-air missiles from inside Pakistan-occup...
by Mihir
11 Jan 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815394

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I got banned by Twitter? Hain jee, when did this happen?
by Mihir
21 Sep 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

@Nalla Baalu, cheers boss! Good to have you back!
by Mihir
20 Sep 2019 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Nalla Baalu wrote:

*Rubs eyes*

A rare sighting! Could it really be...?

Looks like someone is taking great efforts to revive historic BRF assets! :eek:
by Mihir
16 Apr 2019 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020029

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: 3640
Views: 1020029

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: 3969
Views: 755011

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: 3969
Views: 755011

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: 3969
Views: 755011

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905086

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905086

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: 4971
Views: 1214444

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: 4971
Views: 1214444

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: 3969
Views: 755011

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 975537

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: 320983

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: 3672
Views: 689796

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: 3672
Views: 689796

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: 4517
Views: 1032736

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: 3818
Views: 739449

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: 3818
Views: 739449

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: 3546
Views: 528451

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282587

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282587

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: 4517
Views: 1032736

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: 3909
Views: 1015820

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

Abhibhushan wrote:Some snippets from crew room chatter.
....
A very happy day for me.

May I post this on Twitter/FB? Would it be alright if I used your real name to go with it?
by Mihir
13 Mar 2018 02:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 524920

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282587

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: 3672
Views: 689796

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: 3672
Views: 689796

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: 4517
Views: 1032736

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: 1523
Views: 130074

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...

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