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by Sid
11 Apr 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2851
Views: 532129

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 713
Views: 178225

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: 853
Views: 93100

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: 853
Views: 93100

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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: 2892
Views: 370730

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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...
by Sid
28 Feb 2019 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ no, that will mean they can break Link-16, and American radar. If this was possible US would have replaced it by now.
by Sid
28 Feb 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Came across this -> CAITC picture of capable of hosting AMMRAM. Can Any expert confirm? https://twitter.com/snikhil1979/status/1101137193593176066?s=12 PS: Not doubting IAF. Just asking out of curiosity. They also mention ASRAAM, they don't have it. JF-17 has Chinese radar, it can "not" w...
by Sid
28 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 35502

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

They are baiting again, I hope we can play the same game.
by Sid
28 Feb 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

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

Images that we seems to be indicating as F-16 engine cowling is actually part of air frame. Check the video below when soldiers pick it up to be loaded in truck. https://twitter.com/MdShafiKhatana/status/1101001860864004096 Some deduction based on info available so far - 1. Two planes went down, tha...
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 23:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Let's hope porkies sleep tonight, with dawn will come more surprise. 1. IAF Mig-21 fell on PoK side, meaning we were after them in their controlled territory. 2. F-16, or Bunder went down, that too in their own airspace. So complete engagement happened in their airspace, not sure what they are celeb...
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No BVR engagement has happened so far, or has been disclosed. Both air-forces now possess BVR, even fallen Mig-21 had it.

Does interception rules require eye-ball confirmation before any formal engagement.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 22:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Complete airspace is shutdown on Porki side, not a single commercial plane in air. That's called dhoti shivering.

IAF ATC, and other fighters in air during IAF/PAF dogfight must have had full picture of what actually happened. It won't be long before more details will emerge.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 22:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

We must have trust in our service members, not the machine.

Does not matter if we fly Mig, or a Su, trust in our pilots. People are setting themself for failure with such expectations.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

has TSP explained to its people why its entire airspace is closed indefinitely after a brief skirmish over J&K ? there is a cost both economic and travel wise associated with closing the whole country's airspace. I think expectation is that complete western front will be opened up, they are gea...
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This is the video being shown as PAF vs IAF. Crash shown in the first 10 seconds, not sure which side it belonged to. To me it's the same crash video which Porkies released from their side of LoC. https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/watch-it-tumble-the-exact-moment-pakistans-f-16-c...
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Media silence from MoD, or GoI is counterproductive. In absence of light, darkness will prevail. And people should stop asking why Mig-21 was sent on interception, you do not choose a type based on what the threat is. Srinagar airbase has Mig-21 stationed there, it's the primary interceptor. If our ...
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 20:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Mig 21s have ben used for CAP for a very long time. They are good interceptors.

Also Wing Cmdr Abhi was a Su-30 pilot as well, highly trained. We don't know the circumstances of it being shot down.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Karthik S wrote:If Mig 21 has been shot down, then is the news about F-16 true?


IA/IAF have not claimed anything. It's hopeful speculation.

But somehow Porkies always manage to crash back in their land, leaving no way to prove an incident.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Captured pilot is a PoW, and war hero. He went after Porki jets, and was shot down during ensuing fight.

We should feel proud, and worried. But sense here is more or less like counting beans.

We are in a long haul now, this is not a 2 hour movie.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Mig-21 seems to have been shot down in air-to-air engagement. There are shrapnel punctures on tail of downed aircraft.

Airspace declared closed for 3 months.

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by Sid
27 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I talked about bait, and jump scenario yesterday.

Now operations should be objective based, time to take back PoK.
by Sid
27 Feb 2019 14:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Wng Cmdr capture is real.

51 Sq, AC No - CU-2328. Seems like a trainer aircraft, meaning there is one more pilot to be accounted for.

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