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by Sid
30 Sep 2019 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259280

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Report's indicate that large number of Pakistani Mercenaries among those killed or captured in Saudi-Yemen war in Najran. Reports indicate that 3 Saudi Army Brigades have surrendered with their equipment to the Houti Rebels. Gen Rahil Sharif the Ex-Pak Army Chief is the commander of the Saudi lead ...
by Sid
14 Aug 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732092

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You get what you pay for, and why not buy something if one can afford it. Lets’s talk again when the sands shift and spares for these are not available. Yes, let’s talk when that may happen. IA entire aviation fleet is comprised of HAL products, and they are happy with ALH. There is no point accusi...
by Sid
14 Aug 2019 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732092

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

By this logic why even buy LCH? Rudra or an armed Mi-17 should suffice too. They can carry more ordinance, and have EO sensor. Bonus.. they can carry troops too!! Except for Siachin, all can cover the northern high grounds. P.S. LCH as well as Apache both have specific roles in IA. Apache is more of...
by Sid
13 Aug 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732092

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Very unwise to buy 30 more apaches for approx 3 billion- should order 150 LCH and 150 Rudra instead. Unless we’re saying on BRF now that LCH is not a capable machine!w LCH and Apache are different class of attack helis. GOI has been very supportive of HAL Heli division, and you can expect 150 LCH o...
by Sid
22 Jul 2019 21:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The point i was trying to make is - IAF has recovered debris of only 1 Amraam. The others are still lying in those ravines/valleys waiting to be discovered. There is no reason for IAF to not show the recovered debris of all Amraams. Most probably it will never be recovered - afterall it took us mor...
by Sid
24 Jun 2019 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472023

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Aditya_V wrote:Another point being missed from the report, that PNS Saad was the only operational sub of the Pak Navy


Probably this is the only sub they may have capable of firing Barbur SLCM. And all others must have been under constant tracking.
by Sid
13 Jun 2019 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1907
Views: 504615

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Might be DDM While the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claimed it was a success, defence sources said that the Agni-I ballistic carrier vehicle on which the HSTDV was to receive its altitude boost didn’t complete the mission. This is likely due to the weight issue, sources said...
by Sid
11 Jun 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 329897

Re: Military Flight Safety

if it crashed 16km north of lipo, it was off the line to mechuka the destination which is along a valley to west of lip. maybe it was avoiding some storm cell and trying to work around...…. Yes, it possibly looks like CFIT whilst negotiating weather. RIP Brave Air Warriors! I lost my course-mate in...
by Sid
01 Jun 2019 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526711

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

^^There is RWR installed, but no MAWS. DRDO is developed a dual color MAWS for Super Su 30 upgrade program.
by Sid
24 May 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259280

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Couple of things: 1. Hindsight is always 20/20. 2. They had Wing Commander Abhinandan & India wanted him back. Once he was back, the moment was passed. If he had not been caught on the other hand, I suspect the response would have been savage. Second point is really the key. In a way Abhinandan...
by Sid
21 May 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797477

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

Regarding the blue-on-blue incident, few more things to consider - - Which IFF is currently in use by IAF. CABS had release an indigenous IFF, which is now manufactured by Data Patterns back since 2012. Is the same now used in entire fleet? - IFF interrogations can fail too, what were the actions ta...
by Sid
21 May 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797477

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

One thing I never like is the courier/passenger service which IAF operates between airports/airbases.

IAF assets are already limited and depleted, why not outsource these services to private airlines by opening corridors for these charted flights?
by Sid
21 May 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 329897

Re: Military Flight Safety

Military aircrafts do fly with their transponders off, and IFF is a transponder. This story about that Heli didn’t had it’s IFF on, then it’s missing black box, and now stating that Srinagar AFB issues orders to keep aircraft IFF smells like BS. This article has no access to what inquiry has found y...
by Sid
02 May 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627893

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

desi chaddi twisting phenomena happens when we find ourselves not vindicated by gora people, or wherever we are out of line with their narrative. These posts are by ADG PI, meaning this info went up the chain of command and was authorized for release after some thought process. It’s not some random ...
by Sid
01 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627893

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Why IA should retract what they genuinely found? IA found evidence which matches with previous reports of similar footprints, it's basically a corroborating evidence that something unknown is out there. I wonder how we would react if Navy SEALs had reported this? I mean US practically conducted rese...
by Sid
28 Apr 2019 20:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Meanwhile, Pakistani airspace is still closed (until May 15th): https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/upload/Notams/A0459-19.TXT They fear an Atlantique type incident, where IAF waited month after Kargil for any open opportunity. IAF is looking for a equalizer, and they know it. Hence the airspace is clos...
by Sid
28 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4490
Views: 508197

Re: Internal Security Watch

Such attacks can only be tackled at their point of origin, or while in transit. Once these people are in the wild then it’s a lost cause. If a CT force is surprised then it’s just containment of the situation, and significant damage will occur. With effective Intel, they could have been intercepted ...
by Sid
11 Apr 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

And what about SAM cover? While Migs were launched for interception, how come no F-16s were engaged by SAM batteries. That is supposed to be our first line of defense.
by Sid
11 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

I have to agree having such a restrictive ROE (if true), knowing well in advance that an attack is imminent, is really dorky decision. We attacked them on 26th, what else was expected. Almost everyone predicted this ambush scenario on BRF. If we can brain storm it, people who are paid to do this wou...
by Sid
10 Apr 2019 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586104

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think it is time to add 5 more EMB type over everything else. + It is a good commercial platform so high uptimes. + DRDO has experience with it. + It has a jet engine, getting to station and escaping surveillance orbit and taking evasive maneuvers is faster. + Higher cruise speed of 833 vs 485 km...
by Sid
09 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

I am assuming this buffoon picked on this radar spoofing talking point from that Israeli AF strike on Syrian targets when they did something similar to their air defense. "If" Mig went after that false target (created by F-16 using jinn magic) where were their JF-17s hiding to jump on Mig-...
by Sid
09 Apr 2019 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

Guys even if we have sats etc why reveal the imagery and give away details like resolution, spectrum of operation etc? That should remain classified. I think time has come for RAW to just bribe someone to leak the info of the pilot lost, and then spread that around to the max. There is tons of sign...
by Sid
09 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

:lol: :D Just click on the link below to see the animated gif. https://twitter.com/schaheid/status/1115233907887230976 ---> Wing Commander Abhinandan wasn't chasing an actual F-16 nor was the ground and airborne sensor architecture of the Indian Air Force. Both of them were chasing an "Electro...
by Sid
09 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

A satellite on station would have been super helpful. I am sure those pictures exists, but may never see the light of day.
by Sid
08 Apr 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

This press briefing is a symptom which exposes lack of faith and self respect this nation has. Despite earlier MoD statements, IAF showcase of AMRAAM, Defense ministers statements we still doubt it.

This is plain reaction to trolling by porkis on media, and Twitter. Don’t feed the troll!!
by Sid
04 Apr 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

Going through the reports I think there was a small tactical mistake from the IAF after AMRAAM launches and Abhinandan engaging the F-16. At this point the other Mig 21 Bison or Su30, should have launched R-77 s at D1 max at the other F16's who would have dispersed and not got a lock on his Mig 21....
by Sid
30 Mar 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1907
Views: 504615

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Can someone ID this missile, it does not look like ASAT,or other stuff I have seen so far.

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by Sid
28 Mar 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Interesting response from USA, when opposition was predicting international backlash https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1111083725511634944 "US State Dept on #MissionShakti: Saw PM Modi's statement announcing India's anti-satellite test. As part of our strong strategic partnership with India,we'll...
by Sid
27 Mar 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113509

Re: Indian ASAT test

@swamy39 Subramaniam Swamy is saying that we shot down satellite which was being used by Pakistan for its air-defence. That's the reason why friendly fire downed JF-17 bundars. bandar was day-before-yesterday, satellite shootdown was today. It’s declared today... which may not mean that it actually...
by Sid
12 Mar 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

we need to compare drop tanks for bunder, and Mirage as well. They were in the area, and must have jettisoned during egress.
by Sid
11 Mar 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

That looks like 30mm round, either anti-aircraft or from an aircraft itself probably trying to engage UAV.

A stray round in my opinion.
by Sid
09 Mar 2019 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

CFTs are strap on, and cannot be jettisoned away.

That thing there is not a CFT, and it’s not a Migh 21 drop tank either.
by Sid
08 Mar 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

At this point of time there is too much psyops in play, and it’s getting tiring reading all this speculation from both sides. Media should seriously stop posting these nonsense “inside source” engagement details. Stick to what is being officially being reported. Let’s consolidate what we “really kno...
by Sid
06 Mar 2019 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525845

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

I am not sure RWR can detect launches. It can detect radar lock from the FCR and when the BVR seeker locks on the target. The FCR can probably detect the BVR homing in. Thanks, thats what I meant when I wrote "launches"...can detect aircraft FCR & missile seeker locks. An IR missile q...
by Sid
02 Mar 2019 22:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

NDTV Srinivasan Jain with a panel including Ajai Shukla and C Unfair dissing the IAF , that they missed the targets at Balakote and caused no damage C Unfair laughs derisively at the gentleman representing the air force I don't understand the depravity of NDTV and Ajai Shukla , at taking pleasure i...
by Sid
02 Mar 2019 12:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

After a lot of fact finding, diligent analysis and judicial exercise of editorial judgment, we can share the authoritative story of the Indian and (missing) Pakistani pilots. SDRE pilot lands on the ground, first words out of his mouth -am I in India? He then shouts patriotic slogans. At which poin...
by Sid
02 Mar 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ its also wrong because R-73 is IR guided, and does not require any radar lock.

That 10:04 scenerio is bogus.
by Sid
01 Mar 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

no one can beat bakis.... First F16 to be downed in a dog fight with MiG was from PAF by PAF https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-wing-commander-abhinandan-varthaman-not-the-first-to-shoot-down-pakistani-f-16-it-was-pakistan-air-force-2725383 I knew this was going to come up. It’s a very old story...
by Sid
01 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Chaiwala didn't name the fighter that shot down jft. Says will become evident once the evidence is released. Matters have to be kept under wraps now. Please don't spread rumors or unconfirmed stories. IAF is highly professional institution and if then down an enemy plane or even there was an engage...
by Sid
01 Mar 2019 08:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775848

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

My chaiwala says that one j f 17 has been shot down during balakot attack's. Not chai wala, but I saw several comments where people mentioned 1 or 2 JF-17s were capped during first strike. There is no evidence to that . Plus after our Wng Cmdr was captured, IAF could have simply released this infor...

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