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by Aditya_V
16 Jun 2019 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

We lost a Heli and a Mig 21, sure we did when the fight was going on. The info on Mig 21 down came some 20-30 minutes after the fact, the Heli much more later. So unless the IAF pilot had an information time machine or watching AP CNN on their MFD (instead of fighting), they would not know that Mig...
by Aditya_V
15 Jun 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sad we can discuss in J&K thread.
by Aditya_V
15 Jun 2019 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291194

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

I guess HDK and Congress eat some and Let Mansoor Khan eat the rest And some part of it went to modi. Isn't it ? Such baseless allegations serves nobody. Boss Siddaramiah opened the school and bent the rules along with many INC ministers for this guy to have control of the Government school. The pa...
by Aditya_V
15 Jun 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It would be reasonable that some of the missiles in our inventory have had their operational life exhausted and these are a replacement
by Aditya_V
14 Jun 2019 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Initially downed F-16 was thought to be ex Jordanian but later IAF sources said it was the 1 of the 6 Block 52, F-16D twin seater not any of the upgraded F 16A/B which went down. US has control on transfer of its weapons and munitions, they want some control on these process and dont want the Pakis ...
by Aditya_V
14 Jun 2019 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291194

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Yes and most probably heavily invested in TN elections given the proximity to TN and he probably was a Tamil Muslim.
by Aditya_V
14 Jun 2019 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291194

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

I guess HDK and Congress eat some and Let Mansoor Khan eat the rest
by Aditya_V
14 Jun 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We might have a lot of flying time of our existing Inventory so they may need replacement. It also shows there is no alarm or disappointment with R-77 with the IAF as some Defence journos claim. PAF just sprayed Amraam's hoping for a H&D kill. I hope the Americans stop using the term SLAMMER now...
by Aditya_V
13 Jun 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327476

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If HSL is going to build these ships then it makes sense, but we should keep the Turks from viewing our N Subs. It seems talks were on with Hyundai who kept insisting on Make in Korea with best scredrivergiri In India. I think the Turks agreed for more make in India.
by Aditya_V
13 Jun 2019 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327476

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I thought the Turks are responsible for tying up with a local a.k.a Indian shipyard and produce the ships, something Anil Ambani's bankcrupt shipyard could be brought back in business.
by Aditya_V
11 Jun 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3217
Views: 463043

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

after flirting at 146 levels Pakistani Rupee finally now near 152 levels. Phew, was worried about the recovery. Hope it continues to reach 200 levels soon and Paki miltary supplies come to a standstill.
by Aditya_V
11 Jun 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't think this deal is to "keep US happy" (I'm not sure $1B will keep a superpower with $700B annual budget "happy"). There must be some thinking behind this decision to secure Delhi at all costs, but I can't imagine what it is. We're not a tiny nation that faces a threat of...
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

India has not had any internet black outside like POK, plus media have more than enough sources in AF. Especially with GE 2019 being there an SU30 loss would have been covered, impossible for IAF to cover up. So let's leave this BS as it is.
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 15:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 266620

Re: Indian Roads Thread

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/farmers-stir-to-disrupt-bengaluru-mysuru-traffic/articleshow/69718465.cms protest seems not just against the new road but a wider one about land acquisition amendments. Wasnt some of this land returned by HD Kumaraswamy saying it was excess of what wa...
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not even Mirage 2000 and Rafale, no Nato interoperality - to be expected but was just thinking, this Nasams thing doesn't make any sense other than we need to buy a certain dollar value of American weapons to keep our relations going and America not to penalize us using thier various tools they have...
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ANy chance that AIM 120 C-7 acquired for Nasams with wink wink from Uncle be ported onto aircraft carrying EL 2032, EL2052's, French M 2000 and Rafale?
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425405

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I think this is more to placate US than a real defense, but I guess we need this to keep Trump happy and at the same time we get to use Amraam C-7's https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-acquire-us-air-defence-system-for-multi-tier-missile-shield-over-delhi/articleshow/69717946.cms
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Pakistan broke these red lines by firing at our aircraft well within our side of LOC.
by Aditya_V
10 Jun 2019 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis generally tell the start telling the truth only 10-15 years after an event, this true of all previous wars Kargil etc. Till 2010 it was Mujahaideen in Kargil. They will tell the truth about 27 Feb some years down the line.
by Aditya_V
08 Jun 2019 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474221

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Singha wrote:Image



Disclaimer: Map has en error showing Arunachal Pradesh in China
by Aditya_V
08 Jun 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295186

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/turkey-gets-culled-from-us-defence-program-in-warning-sign-for-india/articleshow/69699113.cms US has asked Turkish pilots to return from F-35 training and is going to stop Turkish manufacture of equipment, i.e Turkey was allowed to manufacture only what ...
by Aditya_V
08 Jun 2019 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4292
Views: 423058

Re: Internal Security Watch

Quite frankly these are far greater dangers than what western Europe will face alteast for the next 40 years and some of these conflicts are funded by orgs based in the west
by Aditya_V
07 Jun 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300761

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Any more news whether the wreakage of AN 32 aircraft has been discovered or not in Arunachal Pradesh?
by Aditya_V
07 Jun 2019 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327476

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

While Turkey had earlier supplied MKEK UBGL for Tavor rifles to India, they've become a fundamentalist nation under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan They've built a 16,500 ton tanker for Pakistan https://quwa.org/2018/04/12/pakistan-navy-fleet-tanker-completes-first-survey-in-the-indian-ocean/ The IN Fincantie...
by Aditya_V
07 Jun 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442224

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

The image on page 5, it could well be a AAM, we dont from the scaled down model. Given it has 8 external control surfaces, AAM would be a very likely candidate, with the 1 stage pushing the missile to MAch 4+ and dropping off the 2nd stage igniting to give end game energy to the missile.
by Aditya_V
07 Jun 2019 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Paavadais is a Tamil word for skirt or half sari which used to be worn by women referring to a Church pastor's overalls. Dumeel etc have no meaning.
by Aditya_V
06 Jun 2019 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Harpoon weighs around 700kg and Nirbhay with booster weighs 1500kg, so without booster it could weigh 1200 kg. 737 should be able to carry a few of these at least underbody
by Aditya_V
06 Jun 2019 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327476

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I just would not trust the sick man of Europe to build me ships. Will these come with gps trackers for Pakistani submarines? These ships are being built in India, much of the software will be ours, doubt the Turks will insert a GPS tracker which we cannot detect in these ships, the design off cours...
by Aditya_V
06 Jun 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Well if wishes were courses why not a 737 based Bomber, Awacs, Mid Air refueller, common platform with our LRMP no.
by Aditya_V
06 Jun 2019 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

TN is going through an unprecedented drought, with much of state really realing and related anti incumbency plus Jayalathila succession fight. IN DMk case everything is with 1 family and former driver of the family. the INC (minrotiites) + DMK vote bank is usually 25% of the population. This time th...
by Aditya_V
05 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yes we don't if this air launched or Ground launched or ship launched anti ship variant. Brahmos is a good candidate to replace the coastal defence Styx's.
by Aditya_V
05 Jun 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327476

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

TAIS contracted to build five tanker ships for the Indian Navy https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/june/7153-tais-contracted-to-build-five-tanker-ships-for-the-indian-navy.html Desi media seems a bit slow to report such important developments. Probably cause they offere...
by Aditya_V
05 Jun 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Well yes but a Plan has to be put in place, NGARM will be the Sword, we should also have a proper shield from Escort fighters.

Especially as 27 Feb stated, we are reluctant to break ROE's but Pakis have no rules.
by Aditya_V
05 Jun 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Now the question about the other aspect of this, how do we defend our Phalcons and Netra, Russians have claimed that the r-73 can intercept early gen Amraam and AIM 154 Pheonix, Hopefully, we can use AAM's to coutnern any incoming missiles towards our AWACS.
by Aditya_V
04 Jun 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

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

And in LCA Tejas we only have to apply for reexport license from USA Russia for R73 etcand ofcourse Israel. Totally acceptable to a Muslim country like Malaysia. I hope some LCA order are soon entered into.
by Aditya_V
03 Jun 2019 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Ok when UPA was governing TN how many castes got representation in the Union Cabinet from DMK. Other than Raja wasn't it all just 1 caste / family? This TN Brahmin victimhood plays right into the DMK trap. One must change the narrative.
by Aditya_V
03 Jun 2019 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The hate is very much there but I don't think this 6% to 2% population is true. Yes not being land owners or farmers many have moved to cities other parts of India or abroad. 2 child norm etc I think it has been 4% in 1950s to around 3.5% today. However some of the sooner called superiority attitude...
by Aditya_V
03 Jun 2019 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

I agree this so called iconic community thought process is stupid. And BS about everyone driven away also incorrect. Being one myself and in no way superior to other human around me I don't know where all Tamil Brahmin driven away comes from. May be the ones like me in TN are the Dumb ones but I thi...

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