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by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unless it was a false flag operation, we should study the cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabian refinery/oil well to see what lessons can be derived for us. May be, a time bound a new thread to compile the information and analysis?
by rohitvats
19 Sep 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 26108

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We seem to have a mixed independent armored brigade - 1 x T-90 and 2 x T-72 CIA.
by rohitvats
18 Sep 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:
rohitvats wrote:Karan M - You've PM.


Thanks, will check and revert. Hope your old email is still active.


Yes, its active.
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1994
Views: 247520

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

(1) Battle of Badgam - Where a patrol party under Major Somnath Sharma, took on a force 10 times its size, and inflicted such heavy casualties on them that the Pathans thought they're up against a much larger force and broke their attack, was the first major battle. And it saved the Badgam/Srinagar ...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1994
Views: 247520

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The bit about sacking of Brigadier Sen - Brigadier Sen wanted to engineer a head-on confrontation between own forces and Tribal hordes. Tribal were too great in number and adept at working in small numbers, where they would bypass the larger fixed defenses and appear in the rear areas. He was sure t...
by rohitvats
17 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1994
Views: 247520

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In his book, Slender was the thread, Lt Gen 'Bogey' Sen hints that there was a larger game at play when it came to Indian Army taking back POK. He mentions that whenever Indian field commanders asked for troops or resources for launching operations in East to West direction, thereby going deeper int...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11167

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The guns by Indian company is a clear example that if allowed, the private sector can move very fast, and provide the required solution. This is what allowed a pretty nobody like UAE to come-up with Caracal company, field a weapon for Indian trials and even win the competition! First, I don't take t...
by rohitvats
16 Sep 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388783

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

Thank you for the good word. In fact, if you look at the entire list of IAF on similar lines (old--->new aircraft), you'll realize how the space for light fighters has shrunk within IAF. Most Su-30MKI squadrons are old Mig-21 squadrons. So, Tejas replacement for Mig-21 argument is long gone! Tejas s...
by rohitvats
13 Sep 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388783

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

Chief is so naughty and partial !! :wink: :wink: Bringing his fav Mig-21s squadron back into life. Come on what about some of the 23 or 27 squadrons. LOL Except 02 Mig-27UPG squadrons, all converted to other types! Consider these (from what I remember) - (1) 223 Squadron (Warlords): Mig23MF --> Mig...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577018

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I've two official books covering the history of PAF. One covers a period between 1988-1998 and other from 1999-2013. Apart from the information about the PAF, it gives you an insight into the workings of PAF and their position vis-a-vis civilian government. The JF-17 program was started because they...
by rohitvats
12 Sep 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577018

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

History will not be kind to Indian Armed forces and their ad hoc, corrupt procurement practices. The list is building up - Marut, Arjun, Netra. Hopefully LCA can be successful to reverse the opinion of domestic built weaponry. IAF should have ordered 15-20 of these beauties - but then they wanted t...
by rohitvats
08 Sep 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up. Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier. This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orde...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCH will have thousands of its missiles in the warehouse Can you point me to some sources showing what purchases we have made or have planned to make for these missiles? What numbers have been purchased or earmarked for purchase? Which model of missile has been selected? We have exact numbers for t...
by rohitvats
06 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3944
Views: 752251

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

With respect to the Chinese incursions in one of the Fish Tail areas (there are two deep U shaped kinks in India-China boundary in northern most part of AP, towards top right) actually means nothing. That area is very highly forested and the boundary runs along water-shed. Locals still cross into ot...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Possible replacement for OSA-AKM. It is listed as SA-6 replacement as well in some news briefs along with OSA. The two SA-6 Missile Groups in Indian Army were with 1 and 2 Strike Corps, respectively. Simply because these two Corps hold most of the armor & other prime assets and they were given ...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Thank you for the suggestion. Will act upon it.
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1925
Views: 327193

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4408
Views: 474484

Re: Internal Security Watch

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1994
Views: 247520

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started appear...
by rohitvats
29 Aug 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have started appear...
by rohitvats
27 Aug 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234492

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Yes, that's what I meant by hyper-local actions. However, even hyper-local actions will have to be backed by reserves and both sides have to be ready for escalation.
by rohitvats
27 Aug 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234492

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Has Pakistan been building up its Local Armed Forces in PoK to a level where it can straighten Line of Control or even intrude to a very deep amount at certain please ? Is Kargil II stirring in their minds ? Both countries dominate certain segments of LOC because of geography and alignment. And can...
by rohitvats
26 Aug 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96310

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Our understanding of MBRL is outdated. It WAS an Corps level Area weapon because of cost & inaccuracy. Around 4%-8% of range. Now at 50km, even unguided MRBL are 1%-2% of range, with INS 100m, GPS+INS 25m And IR guided with datalink potentially 5m. Using costly guided or PGM shells with shorter...
by rohitvats
24 Aug 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do we know the US will allow integration of Hellfire and Stinger for the LCH? Before Pakistan again became darling of USA, it was running low on stocks of most American weapons. One such weapon was the TOW missile - apart from being ground launched, this was also the standard ATGM of their AH-1 Cob...
by rohitvats
19 Aug 2019 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 697715

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^Some really live their life on edge. The edge which most of us will never know about. While all human beings are equal, some people live lives which are beyond extraordinary. I'm glad that people like Major Mohit Sharma were born to Ma Bharati and lived amongst us. We're in eternal debt to soldie...
by rohitvats
18 Aug 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

^^^Karan M - If I remember the numbers from CAG Report, it was the delay in HAL meeting the delivery schedule because of which some numbers were shifted to CKD/SKD format. And even with this augmentation, the delivery timeline for 272 was pushed to 2020. IIRC, original delivery timeline was 2017/201...
by rohitvats
14 Aug 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I'm not the brightest crayon in the pack when it comes to technical discussions but for starters, lets do a comparison between electro-optical system on both, Apache and LCH. For these are the main sensors on both. For reference, please check the video and content on Lockheed Martin website which gi...
by rohitvats
14 Aug 2019 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rohit, nobody is questioning the use of helicopters in anti armor warfare. What Vivek and I are asking is what is it that the Apache gets us over and above what the LCH does? I was simply trying to amplify the fact that looking at Apache purchase from Eastern Ladakh or North-East perspective only i...
by rohitvats
14 Aug 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Finally, some good fact based discussion on BRF. While I'll try to add points to this discussion later, some quick points - (1) Please remove any doubts about LCH acceptance by the army and IAF. This has been discussed few pages back as well. I had mentioned how LCH is critical for IA to achieve its...
by rohitvats
11 Aug 2019 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5958

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

Ladakh being a Union Territory should mean that many defense related infrastructure projects should be expedited. Plus, if you remember, Indian Army was suffering because of lack of firing ranges in Kashmir and Ladakh. The state government hadn't renewed the lease and permission. I'm hoping that all...
by rohitvats
08 Aug 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Gentlemen, appreciate the concern but nothing above is of sensitive nature. Everything is from open source. For example, the details of 1987 plan is from a book by Ravi Rikhye which was published in India by Chanakya Publications. As for assessment and all that, similar thoughts are available in ser...
by rohitvats
08 Aug 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Here is a map that I drew which gives a broad perspective of what was planned in winter of 1987: (1) 02 pronged attack on Skardu: - 1st: From Thoise - Turtok - Khapalu - Skardu along the alignment of Shyok River - 2nd: From Kargil- along Shingo River, which then meets Indus - and flows towards Skard...
by rohitvats
06 Aug 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

OFB ready with new tank shell before Army changes target https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/ofb-ready-with-new-tank-shell-before-army-changes-target/articleshow/70538456.cms Army has invited request for proposal (RFP), from a whole gamut of ammunition the 125mm FSAPDS rounds were dropp...
by rohitvats
05 Aug 2019 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

deejay wrote:^^^ Rohit that attack from Gurez - the plan still exists.


I'm sure it does.

During Kargil, the AHQ reserve division, 6 Mountain Division, was sitting south of Zoji La at Sonamarg. Its anyone's guess from where it would've entered into POK.
by rohitvats
05 Aug 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

How important is the road through Minimarg to Pakistan? , if I am right BSF reached there in 71 but withdrew. Well, this is an interesting coincidence that you should ask about Minimarg because I'm working on a blog-post where I analyze the Neelum Valley Sector, and Gurez forms the northern edge of...
by rohitvats
04 Aug 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rohitvats from your sources in the IA, what is happening on the LOC which can be public ally disclosed. Have we hit some NHJP Dam site and pushed back construction by a few years. Aditya - As a matter of principle, I never ask people any kind of operational/ORBAT detail from the people I know in Se...
by rohitvats
03 Aug 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL test pilot in an interview have put the LCH requirement for IA at 97 nos and for IAF at 65nos. It seems for IA Rudra has been increased to 78 nos and LCH decreased to 97 nos from 114 nos for a total of 175 nos. For IA will have 7 attack helicopter units of Rudra+ 9 attack helicopter units of LC...
by rohitvats
03 Aug 2019 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1157238391609556992 ---> Domestic R&D spending as a percentage of GDP is well below one percent, while horrendously expensive 'flagship' programmes entirely built with foreign technology are being touted as sterling examples of modernity. And when it comes to...

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