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by Abhibhushan
05 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4408
Views: 474485

Re: Internal Security Watch

Republic TV reports a major blast in Tarantaran
by Abhibhushan
08 Aug 2019 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65507

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Pakistan Minister of Railways Declares permanent cessation of Samjhaota Express with immediate effect.
by Abhibhushan
23 Jul 2019 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Social media

I got this mail by WhatsApp. I am sharing it on BRF because I feel that it should be read, be thought-about and be discussed. It is scary.

https://singjupost.com/facebooks-role-in-brexit-the-threat-to-democracy-carole-cadwalladr-transcript/
by Abhibhushan
21 Jul 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347747

Re: Understanding the US - Again

DT offers a frozen welcome to IK. How does BRF Gurus interpret the US P.O.V.?
by Abhibhushan
11 Jun 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 349
Views: 39484

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Snippet of social gossip in NOIDA One domestic worker of WB origin, known as a hard core left supporter, went home to vote. On return, he admitted to have voted BJP. When asked why he voted saffron instead of red he said: “their excesses have crossed all limits. They need to be made ‘tight’. Only BJ...
by Abhibhushan
13 May 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755580

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Some bits of chatter from a brass-heavy evening: The first draft of op Balakot dates back to 2001. It had been re-looked at and revised many times to incorporate new weapons sensors platforms intelligence and techniques as and when these became available. The IAF always keeps it’s contingency plans ...
by Abhibhushan
29 Mar 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755580

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Habal wrote:

Maybe the SAM that hit the chopper was fired from an army base/perimeter protection unit. The IA SAM system may not compatibility with IAF IFF or must be some glitch on that day.


That my dear is a ver serious charge. Perhaps you may like to delete the post?
by Abhibhushan
06 Mar 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755580

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Republic is showing some before/after pictures of Balakot Strike. Interesting.
by Abhibhushan
21 Feb 2019 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3153
Views: 403259

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Rakshaks. !!!

The day has come.
Banner on Republic TV says India Blocks. Water to Pakistan
by Abhibhushan
11 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316664

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^^
Normally the braking chute is housed below the rudder at the base of the fin or on the tail above the exhaust cone.
by Abhibhushan
15 Jul 2018 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710490

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

Re the historical article posted by Austen. A very nicely written piece. However, I have a few comments about the picture of a scrambling Gnat supposedly of 1965 operations. IE1078 was with 23 Squadron in 1964. The two pilot running to their aircraft seem to be Flight Lieutenant KC Khanna and Fg Off...
by Abhibhushan
31 Mar 2018 18:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 897778

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, MiG-29, MiG-27 are all represent...
by Abhibhushan
23 Feb 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710490

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

For all those who are curious about a young pilot’s transition into fighter flying, I recommend a visit to my own tale of flying the Spitfire Mk XVIII - https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/my-new-univeerse-20-ctu-hakimpet/ or my tale of being sent off on a Vampire 52 unceremoniously - https://...
by Abhibhushan
01 Jan 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915178

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana wrote Re heat and dust of India and Aero engines. What do you make of this gun firing brouhaha for LCA? Gun gas ingestion is an old challenge for a designer. We had our full measure of gas ingestion problem with the Gnat. Finally we accepted the aircraft with a compromise solution: the engin...
by Abhibhushan
31 Dec 2017 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915178

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Re heat and dust of India and Aero engines. An annecdotal piece of info In 1947 - 48 we had purchased the Hawkwers Tempest II as our main ground attack aircraft. The aircraft was powerful and effective for its role. It was powered by a radial engine that used a conceptually ‘new’ rotating sleeve val...
by Abhibhushan
12 Dec 2017 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 578188

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Subject - supersonic interception The discussion reminds me of a training profile during ops training on a MiG-21FL. Scramble - climb subsonic with full after burner while turning to initial vector - at altitude 16km level out and accellarate to M2 - acquire target and launch K13. Return to base sub...
by Abhibhushan
01 Jul 2017 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5220
Views: 426448

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A lot of discussion above about existence of colour prejudice universally. A thought crosses my mind: Can some learned poster quote a line of such prejudice from our scriptures? Shruti/Smriti/Itihas/Purana/MB/Ramayan?
by Abhibhushan
23 May 2017 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 757158

Re: Scrambling Time for fighters

I do not think any fighter ever will beat a Gnat on this count. 1. 20 seconds for the pilot to jump in strap up and close the canopy 2. 25 to 30 seconds for the engine to spin up and stabilise 3. 10 to 15 seconds to enter the runway and align on the take off path 4. 20 to 25 seconds to get airborne ...
by Abhibhushan
18 Jan 2017 18:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 726638

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

SRoy sir, this demonetization exercise has been taken to eliminate FICN. So it is a success. Black Money, is not in the form of Cash. It is in the form of quid pro quo's, into Agriculture, to a lesser extent into Real Estate, then in the foreign Land. At any point of time, the BM is not even 2-3% i...
by Abhibhushan
27 Dec 2016 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 726638

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

While a political party need not identify names of individual small doners, they are not exempted from keeping accounts of the amount of money received. If they can produce an audit able account of the monies found then they would be in the clear. I wonder if ther account books would show entries li...
by Abhibhushan
21 Sep 2016 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 72185

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

The party with a majority in Lok Shaba has been found wanting.


Really Sidor???
by Abhibhushan
20 Sep 2016 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...
Replies: 240
Views: 23344

Re: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...

Skardu is the single point that controls 80% of their siachen and north POK ops An interesting point from history: At the moment of cease fire in 1949, Skardu Fort was being held by the Indian army, albeit the troops in the fort were surrounded by the naPakis. We should have retained control over t...
by Abhibhushan
02 Jun 2016 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 164948

Re: The IAF History Thread

Sad to record one more departure. Air Marshal Hamid Shahul, my pupil, friend and colleague, has passed away. May his soul rest in peace.
by Abhibhushan
11 Apr 2016 20:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 296896

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What is "Clearance of Operations"? ..... In normal Service Language it is called IOC. This "clearance" authorises the supervising staff of an unit to permit inexperienced normal pilots to fly the aircraft of the unit. ... But. ...but. Yes. I know that IOC for Tejas was declared ...
by Abhibhushan
06 Apr 2016 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Obsolete/Old & jugaad weapons that are still relevant in war
Replies: 91
Views: 7360

Re: Obsolete/Old & jugaad weapons that are still relevant in

brar_w wrote:There was an interesting debate at one of the think-tanks in the US that I attended, about the A-10


Excellent post. Needs to be read carefully by all jingos
by Abhibhushan
22 Feb 2016 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 164948

Re: The IAF History Thread

I am sad to report the passing away this morning of Air Marshal KB Singh. PVSM AVSM VM VSM.
by Abhibhushan
04 Oct 2015 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 158085

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

If wanting planes faster (and to be supportive of a fledging indigenous aerospace industry), why wasn't IOC-1 standard (obtained Jan 2011) ordered? Hint: it was called a "three legged cheetah" by the IAF chief back then and no orders were placed. Perhaps you (sari) might like to revisit h...
by Abhibhushan
29 Aug 2015 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 158085

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

In this thread, there is a constant refrain that the IAF is against the induction of the LCA . The proof, as per the critics, is the IAF's refusal to place 'meaningful' numbers on the order book. This moan sounds strange to my ears. I would therefore try today to compare the development and producti...
by Abhibhushan
05 Aug 2015 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 238325

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

:eek: Tu22 and Tu160 are not really in the same class. If my memory serves me right, our Russy friends were pushing us very hard to induct some number of Tu22M in the 1970s. The misinformation was so strong that some people really believed that some number of Tu22Ms were actually inducted in the Ind...
by Abhibhushan
05 Aug 2015 08:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Story of Kala Sandhu
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: The Story of Kala Sandhu

I have the most fond and tender memories of Kala Sandhu. A lovable boy who was almost invincible in the air. I have jostled with him in the air, mounted on the Hunter or the Gnat, on a number of occassions. In service seniority Ajax was the junior bod, but I must admit that I was unable to get the b...
by Abhibhushan
23 Jul 2015 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4840

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

TFR..., CAS... I am a bit confused here. Let me admit the I have not been in the close air support environment for the last thirty years. However, the concepts of CAS predates my retirement by perhaps four or five decades? The terrain following radar is really needed for penetration at low level du...
by Abhibhushan
21 Jul 2015 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 238325

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

ramana wrote: Rakesh IAF wanted English Electric Lightning. It was well known then. Mig 21 was forced on IAF as FSU was willing to set up mfg in India. You're partially right, the IAF wanted the EEL after it had been denied the F-104. Don't know which was better. Both were lawn darts. I have had on...
by Abhibhushan
18 Jul 2015 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4840

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

Continuing Indranil's line of thought, if I was to design an advanced trainer cum CAS aircraft, I would have blindly and shamelessly copied the Hunter. With a composite body, modern avionics, un reheated Kaveri as the power plant, modern communication, LCA level of self protection suit. It would be ...
by Abhibhushan
18 Jul 2015 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4840

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

What do you feel about a ajeet-based attack aircraft? The fuselage can be lengthened to fit the F-125IN, and the wing area can increased proportionately. My short answer is no. The Ajeet/Gnat is extremely optimized. Not much scope is left for incremental improvement. It had no sensors, no electroni...
by Abhibhushan
17 Jul 2015 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4840

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

This thread, it seems to me wishes to address the fundamental concepts of military aviation. As an introduction let me start at the begining. 1. Aviation lends itself to military use. Soon after the first aircraft flew,military utilisation began. In UK as well as in the USA, military aviation began ...
by Abhibhushan
17 Jul 2015 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4840

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

Maitya:

...... I want to take a detour and come up with some thing that my pongo friends would love to see in the sky.


:D :D :D

It really does not matter whether the pilot wears blue or olive green.

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