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by Cain Marko
22 Mar 2019 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 35712

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I do wish that they'd done away with the canards and used the cool levcons that they have on the nlca. So much easier on the eyes.
by Cain Marko
19 Mar 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 362447

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

Original post in PAK-FA thread https://yadi.sk/a/WWdBbxDH3Vnim8 view of the workship for the fabled izedliye 30 engine that is in flight test for 16 months now. 11 tons dry and 19 tons wet ie akin to a 20% growth version of the JSF F135 engine. with better sfc and durability than al31-41 family, an...
by Cain Marko
18 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3632
Views: 621065

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

would be great if we could send this thread to mod babus and cause some dhoti shiver perhaps that will get them moving
by Cain Marko
10 Mar 2019 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307971

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

suryag wrote:AM Tipinis on the Rafale deal and how it is a game changer
https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/03/09/deal-36-rafale-masterstroke-iaf.html

Zabardast. We need more such pieces, now is the time to force goi to move in direction of more rafale
by Cain Marko
10 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The next class of IN destroyers are said to displace 13000 Tons. Yaas, the IN's Next Gen destroyer. But right now it is in the same situation as our CATOBAR. It awaits funding and approval. It is supposed to be the area defense and CnC component of the CBG. We'll see. I don't see us building concur...
by Cain Marko
10 Mar 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

Its clear why we aren't using our stuff. - Sat pics give away our classified capability - Having Abhi appear on TV right now and humiliate Pakistan runs the risk of ISI summarily executing our pilots in the future. They give 2 hoots about us doing the same to theirs, or count on us being humane whi...
by Cain Marko
09 Mar 2019 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490166

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

Iirc it is not an elta based ew suite but Italian electronnica aesa jammer can't remember the designation. Sounds very similar to elta ..
by Cain Marko
09 Mar 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

That damned thing is definitely an f16 eft, not cft. I would go so far as to say that it is the underwing tank and not centerline. This image does it for me...maafi for the bakwas link

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/pakistan-f-16-discussions-2.15226/page-337
by Cain Marko
09 Mar 2019 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51281

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

Why can't the Indian MOD forecast demand based on current and future orders and using some slack when looking at module and component data available and provided by the OEM? The rest of the world can do this so they should be as well. While your larger point is clear, the issue raised by Austin doe...
by Cain Marko
08 Mar 2019 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 175620

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Rakesh wrote:
Thank goodness, I only have to start in 2025! :lol: Hopefully, many of you will forget by then. Lisa :wink:
.

Fat chance Saar, but you can always hope. Admiral and mithai will probly become part of br lexicon forever... :D
by Cain Marko
08 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1516
Views: 83458

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Cain-ji, any tip-of-the-spear platforms of US origin are best avoided. Logistical platforms (C-17, C-130, CH-47, etc)) and surveillance/second tier combat platforms (P-8, AH-64, etc) are okay. The Americans are untrustworthy and unreliable. And that is putting it mildly. Best avoided. The Harry Tru...
by Cain Marko
08 Mar 2019 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:Cough cough he is very much on brf

Heh heh ... There can be only one Johnny cage in the mortal combat that is brf. And he lives....
by Cain Marko
06 Mar 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1516
Views: 83458

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^Haha :rotfl: Brarji, Thanks for the details on how the process works. I was under the impression that it was a cost issue and a clever way for the Pentagon to get a new ford class but the Congress wouldn't want the Truman wasted since she has quite a bit of life left. Otoh if India were to purchase...
by Cain Marko
05 Mar 2019 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1516
Views: 83458

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

BTW out of sheer curiosity, what would be the feasibility of trying to get something like this as a Vishaal? Just wondering? Lease it perhaps? Buy 60 super hornets and ensure local production of the 414? The US if our new Chum esp for the Navy it seems... https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose....
by Cain Marko
05 Mar 2019 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51281

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

^ I hope you right Indranil.... Now my tears won't be that profuse...
by Cain Marko
05 Mar 2019 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51281

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

^ frankly I'd rather see 300 odd mk1As ordered and the mwf become a stealthy single engined follow on for circa 2050+. It's not as though the current MWF has minute changes... This will take time too. Saar they've finalized the design, completed WT testing and are starting with metal cutting for th...
by Cain Marko
05 Mar 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51281

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

I just wish to turn it around. Sometimes it is necessary for Brfites to let our mouths shut so that the damn thing can be built. Or by making demands we give ideas to import lobby to delay the product finalisation. Really? You think br jingoes putting forth ideas actually prevents the damn thing fr...
by Cain Marko
04 Mar 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

chetak wrote:[
[b]MoD baboo(n)s and the politicos are being paid off to delay critical purchases.

Precisely why a purchase of aforementioned hardware now, when public opinion is fully in favor would be a good idea.
by Cain Marko
04 Mar 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

here is the 2 parachute video, both are from same plane I believe. around 0:14, you can see both parachutes in 1 frame CAOdrITApv0 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 convincin...
by Cain Marko
04 Mar 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

^Whats they point in letting the damn mod sit on files for decades? Like that doesn't drive up costs? Just look at what happened with the Jag engine fiasco. At least this way the forces get what is needed. Especially when the new mandate of non military strikes needs to be enforced. More importantly...
by Cain Marko
04 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490166

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

IMVHO the IAF needs some emergency buys now...all g2g.
Extra 36 rafale
36 Mki
2 Tejas mk1
2-4 mig 29smt from various stocks

All delivered by 2022 on war footing.
by Cain Marko
04 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

I just hope that jokers in the opposition buy garbage like that nyt article and force the GOI to make some emergency purchases. my feeling is that 2022 is when things will come to a head, latest. For the IAF at current projections, we are looking at 32 sqds including 2 rafale, 1 MKI, 1 M29. if they ...
by Cain Marko
03 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1505
Views: 186370

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

Ok. Another thing it highlights is due to geography. We don't have too many airbases in the extreme North whereas the PAF is mostly based out of Northern bases. Whereas in the southern sectors from Sirsa onwards we have numerous airbases whereas Pakis just have Rafiqui Jacocabad Bholari and Maripur...
by Cain Marko
02 Mar 2019 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Okay - here's some forensic analysis. Here's an interesting Flightradar24 playback over the past 2 days - before and after the Terroristan airspace closure: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1101142521168740352 Please play the video and especially focus on events between 27 Feb between 4:20am and 4...
by Cain Marko
01 Mar 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

While perceptions do matter and narrative control is essential esp. for public opinion engineering, in the context of India vs TSP what really matters is that planners on both sides now now that TSPs nuclear bluff has been called. Now on regular such responses can be expected by tsp. The era of rest...
by Cain Marko
01 Mar 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Have to agree with Karan here, GOI needs to control the narrative via better marketing. At the verry least TSP abduls need to start doubting the codswallop being fed to them. This will result in a faster break up of TSP
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:Confirmation that Pakistani F-16 use P&W engine and not GE https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/file ... _15-80.pdf

Sir....what if they were ex jordanian? The amraam definitely was and the wreckage analysis seems to corroborate it.
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 14:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

All this meeting must be causing major takleef and salwar browning...
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Thanks for the clarification gents, good to know
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Will naval blockade be of any use if China can supply from pok?
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 13:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

[Newbie question that's bugging me: can we not engage intruding Paki jets with surface to air missiles instead of dogfight? I had the same thought but my guess is paf is guided by their aew and deliberately staying away from possible Sam sites and radars. Another question is if they can get Intel f...
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

@ANI 4m4 minutes ago More ANI Retweeted ANI Defence Ministry Officials: We believe that the Pakistan Army is actively supporting the Jaish-e-Mohammed and is harbouring the leaders including Masood Azhar in its facilities Both these releases are big and must be making tsp squirm. They can expect to ...
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

JTull wrote:
Sid wrote:They are baiting again, I hope we can play the same game.


Why aren't BVR missiles being used?

The paf pilots disengage as soon as they locked on?
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 13:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

pankajs wrote:Press briefing usually is after an event.

Has some new action taken place? Or is there a plan for one between now and 5:00 pm?

Or, are they going to declare *limited action over* closing this phase?

Perhaps some pictures will be released from ss2 as well as the air skirmish
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3804
Views: 390984

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

Kind of surprised that no iaf sam batteries were involved in this, pity.
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 359
Views: 40180

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Wonder what they've got going as the next escalation. I think a brahmos strike is likely considering air war is likely to get too messy. Don't want even one more pilot in those napaki claws.

Plus there is no defence not any answer to it. It maybe a kh series strike from across the border.
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 12:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

A video footage, has the imagery of the still photograph too of nozzle fairing/engine cladding (?). It is definitely not Mig-21, so I guess it is the Paki F16. https://twitter.com/MdShafiKhatana/status/1101001860864004096 That cylindrical thing that they carry into the truck looks like a drop tank ...
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34488

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

kvraghav wrote:They cannot hide a F-16 loss. US would have the data before Pakis.

How? It'll really piss off LM that a bison shot it's tfta viper and sunk its mrca chances.
by Cain Marko
28 Feb 2019 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 359
Views: 40180

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Why not give an ultimatum for pilots release. Do it with 24 hours or else.... If tsp turns over it will mean that it does as master bids... If not downing a couple of erieyes and solahs would go down well

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