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by rohitvats
15 Oct 2020 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2302
Views: 371107

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The third video in the Ladakh series which covers the details of road connectivity with DBO sector. It has details of existing and planned roads, risk factors associated with the alignment of major roads, and measures taken by the army and BRO to address the same.

by rohitvats
09 Oct 2020 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2302
Views: 371107

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Part-2 of my Ladakh Series Daulat Beg Oldi Sector - Physical Barriers to Road Connectivity kV53aFNsVuE A brief overview of the video: - This video explains the three major physical barriers which impact the road connectivity between Daulat Beg Old (DBO) Sector and Leh, the capital of Union Territory...
by rohitvats
14 Sep 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2302
Views: 371107

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

[Admins, please remove if inappropriate] - Gentlemen, I'v finally created a YouTube channel of my own. - And here's the first analysis which discusses strategic importance of Chushul Sector. Video Link - 5PoJNEjuwIU A summary of what the video discusses and explains: - In the intervening nights of 2...
by rohitvats
15 Aug 2020 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31007

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Not having ATGM is not the end of the world. In mountains, you will not find hundreds of tanks doing maneuver warfare. There is no space for it. The rockets will be effective against light tanks like Type 15, with light armor on the top. We have enough AH64 to deal with major tank offensive <SNIP> ...
by rohitvats
11 Aug 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Could you please post this on Twitter too Rohit? The larger community of Indians must get to know about the huge lost opportunity and the sabotage by political actors with support from other quarters? I'm actually working on a thread which shows the kind of screw-up which happened with respect to a...
by rohitvats
08 Aug 2020 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964321

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

<SNIP> https://i.imgur.com/5Vr7mFJ.png <SNIP> Posting some corrections for reference: (1) First and foremost, Ajai Shukla had come out with two maps. First one he posted on his Twitter TL and second one he used in his article. The first one is grossly incorrect in terms of marking of some key locat...
by rohitvats
08 Aug 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964321

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

For OSINT gurus, this is in near Gogra/Hot Springs area, from Aug 2017 (as per Zoom earth). Looks like a significant PLA deployment/exercise or building staging areas fro future ops. https://zoom.earth/#view=34.350799,79.193984,16.25z/layers=esri Chinese infrastructure development has a certain pat...
by rohitvats
08 Aug 2020 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Bhim has a very interesting story. Indian Army had invited all the leading SP (Tracked) systems for evaluation. But what it was looking for was to mate the turret of these systems on T-72 chassis for obvious reasons. T-72 chassis proved unequal to the task and seemed to have developed issues under s...
by rohitvats
12 Jun 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279080

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I'm waiting for someone from IA Aviation Corps to speak up. All that has been written so far will seem like a walk in the park!
by rohitvats
12 Jun 2020 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279080

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Which class or types of ships will be mounting the NUH in the Indian Navy?
by rohitvats
12 Jun 2020 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279080

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

What's with posting one sided commentary from anon handles from Twitter? Or, is that your handle? Anyone can say anything on Twitter. Have you verified the accuracy of what the anon handle has written? If it is incorrect, you can refute it or you have the option of ignoring it. He is highlighting t...
by rohitvats
12 Jun 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279080

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/KSingh_1469/status/1271051488874332161?s=20 ---> First para is 100% the crux of the matter at hand. HAL signed off on NUH through foreign “buy” process in *2011*. The landscape has entirely changed today. Stowability and service issue are solved, now they are arguing over 500KG ...
by rohitvats
16 May 2020 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^As I said, I've no objection to full mechanization of 61 Cavalry. But as I said, at the same time, I respect the POV and sentiments of the people who want it to continue as a horse mounted regiment. A better option than 100% horse mounted regiment was to follow the example of Household Cavalry Re...
by rohitvats
16 May 2020 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Because there is something known as history, lineage, customs, nuances when it comes the Services. And especially, the army. Every army swears by its customs and traditions. And that holds good anywhere. Not that I've any issues with converting this Regiment into a full fledged Armored Regiment,...
by rohitvats
02 May 2020 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 753838

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

When it comes to Vipers in PAF, there is a set progression pattern. You need to have 400-500 hours on Mirages and a good track record before you can be considered for F-16 duty. And you'd have to be extremely lucky if you were flying F-7 to be considered for F-16. Given the low numbers of F-16 and h...
by rohitvats
02 Mar 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 753838

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

Has this been posted before? https://www.theweek.in/theweek/specials/2020/02/28/hit-and-run.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true Excerpts: The exact date was left to the political leadership. February 26 was tentatively picked, though we knew we could get better weather two days later. The weather was...
by rohitvats
02 Mar 2020 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042693

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^From what I remember, IA's Apache requirement is 39 units. More will come. Irrespective of chest-beating by usual suspects, that is a reality. As is the induction of LCH. It will happen. The whole future of combat aviation in the army is hinged around LCH. It is the only way IA will have 1 squadr...
by rohitvats
23 Feb 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

There is simply no argument which supports import of artillery guns at this stage. Even if we assume that local 155/52 caliber options are not mature. This is the time to go full throttle on indigenous solution and ensure that apart from tracked SP gun (for the moment), every other gun comes from do...
by rohitvats
12 Feb 2020 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 833737

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The missile is indeed TOW from PA.
by rohitvats
05 Feb 2020 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042693

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

On Indian Navy and ALH, from ex-CNS Arun Prakash: Not factual. IN issued LoI for purchase of 120 ALH fr ship ASW/SAR early 1990's provided HAL could install blade-folding kit. Since hyd/elect wz not feasable we settled for manual. After decades we hv clumsy system of unbolting & lifting rotors. ...
by rohitvats
30 Jan 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^Oh! Even I remember that cover as well...with LTTE fighters standing next to the bodies and inspecting them.
by rohitvats
24 Jan 2020 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081987

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

Time to extend production run of Tejas Mk1 by at one more squadron. Good for IAF numbers and production.
by rohitvats
24 Jan 2020 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204582

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ How come people forget that the biggest issue with FICV program was OFB muscling in as a vendor? The whole idea behind FICV program was to involve private sector in partnership with a foreign OEM where two short-listed vendors were to present their design. OFB was not to be involved. But then, h...
by rohitvats
06 Jan 2020 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721927

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

In terms of radar at higher altitude, which a aerostat provides, we should actually consider deploying a high powered radar in one of the J&K region at say.. 17000 feet! If we can create a engineering marvel in Siachien... at 20k feet.. even better :D A radar which looks along the length of Pak...
by rohitvats
06 Jan 2020 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721927

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

<SNIP>On Feb 27, everyone was in surge mode and all assets were in the air. That is where the IAF AEW coverage deficiency became glaringly visible.<SNIP> And how did the lack of AWACS or AEW&C impact the outcome of the air battle? By all accounts, the PAF strike package was detected the moment ...
by rohitvats
06 Jan 2020 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721927

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

“The need for more AWACS was acutely felt post the Balakot air strike, with Pakistan being able to deploy its SAAB AWACS 24x7 in the north and south sectors and India being able to cover the two theatres only for 12 hours each day,” one of the officials cited above said. A good example of how in th...
by rohitvats
06 Jan 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721927

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

my guess is IAFs priorities lie in obtaining western platforms for maximum baksheesh and safe sorties . I mean a pilot has to log x flying hours any given year, and their reasoning may be rather than using russian or Indian systems the best, most risk averse and safest possible option is to use wes...
by rohitvats
03 Jan 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 683
Views: 93141

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

- ramana, you need to add one more aspect to operation in Kutch. - Pakistan wanted to use it to draw down Indian reserves into this sector. Indian military leaders resisted this temptation. - Imagine, Indian reserves drawn down from Punjab or hinterland to Kutch? What is Indian reserves from Souther...
by rohitvats
02 Jan 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213006

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

^^^AFS Bhisiana, close to Bhatinda, is missing from the map. You've a Su-30MKI squadron there. Along with NETRA AEW&C squadron.
by rohitvats
21 Dec 2019 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 929
Views: 183619

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Some very interesting food for thought, ramana. On similar lines, the repeated, albeit periodic, attempts by US (or should we say, US State Department) to supply Pakistan with modern weapons is an attempt to create a Muslim state which is key to Middle East, Afghanistan and Central Asia. From CENTO ...
by rohitvats
18 Dec 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 753838

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

Karan M, in this BVR vs BVR missile discussions, the lacunae exhibited by our side's ADS in challenging these morons creeping towards LOC is getting drowned out. One of the big concerns raised by someone I talked to is "What the heck were the AD guys doing?". His point was it was not the ...
by rohitvats
11 Dec 2019 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Excalibur test - one test where the target was a tin she'd was in air burst mode. The video show above is explosion after penetrating the ground. Excalibur comes with a three way programmable fuze - air burst, ground penetration and standard impact.
by rohitvats
10 Dec 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204582

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^US Brigade Combat Teams based on Stryker were not created as an alternative to any existing format. It was introduced to give mobility to infantry formations which were not mechanized. This was US Army's effort to create motorized infantry. As for how many heavy infantry, armor or Stryker BCTs to...
by rohitvats
10 Dec 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 164
Views: 26724

Re: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Can we please simply give a link to these historical foreign policy documents with some excerpt? Such long texts are quite jarring if even from a simple scroll down perspective. Just a suggestion. Thanks.
by rohitvats
04 Dec 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^^OFB upgrade of M-46 itself borrows heavily from the kits supplied bu SOLTAM for Phase-1 upgrade of 180 guns.
by rohitvats
04 Dec 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204582

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Folks, RohitVats said R F P - and he's precise with his words (i.e., its not an RFI) Not a new fishing expedition, its progress that concrete proposals are being asked for now... still late, but better than the alternative Sorry, my mistake. Its an RFI - https://www.indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/...
by rohitvats
02 Dec 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204582

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

- Recently, IA came out with RFP for 198 Wheeled AFV (8x8). - I'm surprised it has not been mentioned on BRF yet. - Before the usual shit-storm about import-pasand army hits this thread on this new requirement, putting out the context of the requirement, as gleaned from RFP: - Army wants 198 Wheeled...
by rohitvats
29 Nov 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007770

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Some thoughts on Spike missile induction: (1) Recent images of IA testing the missile in Mhow shows that we've imported the Spike LR (long range) version (2) By doing so, IA has imported a missile which DOES NOT overlap with DRDO's MPATGM (3) Spike LR has a 4+ km range and the most unique thing abou...
by rohitvats
27 Nov 2019 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

So, a former Director General of Artillery, who was also the main force behind Dhanush seeing the light of the day, is just another opinion on Twitter? And guys on this forum, quoting stuff from web are more knowledgeable?

Sigh!

No wonder the quality of discussion is pits!

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