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by Aditya_V
13 Apr 2021 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1187
Views: 211758

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

IM the Dim and Bajwa must be forced to take a side here
by Aditya_V
13 Apr 2021 15:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6232
Views: 1423707

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Guys any idea why the Indian Rupee has lost 5% against the USD in the last week and is about 75-76 to the USD. If its Covid, may be FII pulled some money, I dont see Indian imports surging at this point of time. Our BOP should not be soo bad and RBI can intervene as its Forex reserves are at a all t...
by Aditya_V
13 Apr 2021 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766409

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

In a way it will allow the Chinese to quit while they are ahead and utimately like the Pakis lead to their downfall
by Aditya_V
13 Apr 2021 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766409

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

Can anyone tell what is this particular PLA camp in the Galwan valley, google maps location 34.65917976571199, 78.6022336289784 34°39'30.2"N 78°36'13.0"E
by Aditya_V
12 Apr 2021 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 418333

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Cain Marko wrote:^That damn whistling sound - scary as hell. Check it out @ :22 and 1:44 :eek:
https://youtu.be/4Way5bhbpLU

We need to put similar sound whistles on some of our jets next to the border - regular brown shalwars in TSP.


Modernized Ju-87 Stuka sound effect
by Aditya_V
12 Apr 2021 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845112

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

Yes, Sir the 8 F-16 story is certainly false, but we must double on Astra orders, which should augment production capacity, it will also help induct Astra-2 and later on SFDR in numbers, the bars radar is underutilized with the Short ranged RVV-AE. I am Sure PAF are developing more tactics using the...
by Aditya_V
11 Apr 2021 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845112

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

With Pakistan about to get 8 more F16 to fight for terrorists, I hope IAF starts stockpiling Astra mk1' s and R77-1's, the R77 AE short range put us in difficulty on 27 Feb 19
by Aditya_V
10 Apr 2021 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 919620

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paki rupee has recovered to nearly 2:1 with the Indian ruppee , well done Imran Khan and Bajwa. Pakistan is doing very well, rather than a natural 2.5:1 at this time.
by Aditya_V
10 Apr 2021 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845112

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

What is enhanced version of Su 30MKI?
- Enhanced version because it can Brahmos or cause it has got Maws and SDR, or if jingo wishes are true it has got all the goodies like Maws, SDR , Uttam Aesa , Siva pod and dozen other things. But from what Rakesh has written probably has SDR and better FBW.
by Aditya_V
09 Apr 2021 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920779

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Do not react, it will be stupid, just put in the memory Bank, reality is we are way too weak to start reacting to this right now. It the US which is loose its standing.
by Aditya_V
09 Apr 2021 16:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920779

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am sure the USN had done this in the past, but this time they chose to go public. Wonder why, what's changed? They'll surely know that GoI will be compelled to respond now, so what are they gaining by this? First it was John Kerry says all Indians must be like Disha Ravi now this, looks like the ...
by Aditya_V
09 Apr 2021 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2826
Views: 699351

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

If we are pursuing peace with TSP, does it mean we are accepting the current boundaries? are we going to give up claim on POK and GB? to me it looks like that. We want to avoid 2 front war and concentrate on Quad. One less worry if we dont get bothered by TSP, so we are pursuing peace with TSP. Tha...
by Aditya_V
08 Apr 2021 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1092
Views: 206891

Re: The IAF History Thread

Thank you
by Aditya_V
08 Apr 2021 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1092
Views: 206891

Re: The IAF History Thread

How did the Pak Sabre become a war trophy, was it captured at Dhaka? I think in the Indian Subcontinent there is only 1 incident of an enemy aircraft landing and getting captured, this was in 1965 war when a Gnat got disoriented and accidently landed in Pakistani Punjab and both Pilot and aircraft w...
by Aditya_V
08 Apr 2021 12:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 654
Views: 133914

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

India's car sales (dealer deliveries) in Mar 2021 at a near all-time high of 3,20,400 units. The sales for the first quarter of 2021 is almost a million ! I remember back in the mid to late 90s, India's annual car sales was around 240k to 275k units, so we are selling more than that number every mo...
by Aditya_V
07 Apr 2021 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

A lot of stuff is gone on here, regarding Kargil it was PAF was only restricted by lack of BVR and F16 spare parts. An IAF MIg 29 - I think C version which we acquired in 1995 even locked on 2 PAF F16;s in Kargil and scared them away- BVR locking on 2 targets simultaneously was a big deal in 1999. R...
by Aditya_V
06 Apr 2021 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2826
Views: 699351

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Actually, Pakis are the world's problem , solving it by dividing it and slowly taking necessary steps will solve this cancer
by Aditya_V
04 Apr 2021 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Karan_M .This is quite unnecessary, I have been saying from the beginning that the F16 was shot down with with HMCS cued shot, the F16 pick as a "suprise" in the IAF citation was by Wing Commander using his Radar in Ambush position. One day when we get the official information from the rel...
by Aditya_V
04 Apr 2021 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

For reference I posting the 3 relevant videos

1. Nikhil Gokale and Air Marshal Sinha video

2. IAF presentaion video

3 POK Mirpur video





by Aditya_V
04 Apr 2021 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

So how would Abhi know who targeted Sq Ldr Vyas who by several accounts had already listened to the GCI input and had broken off ? Abhi was jammed. The theory you propose has multiple loopholes, and that's the basic issue. There is no point in firing R77s against retreating fighters at supersonic u...
by Aditya_V
03 Apr 2021 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

The PAF pilots must have known that the Su-30mki's will probably manage to doge the missiles, that were fired from such a range. They may have fired them with the intention to keep them MKI's away. I am sorry to say, but we have to admit the short-comings of IAF. IAF has a budget several times the ...
by Aditya_V
03 Apr 2021 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3384
Views: 349683

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is a long haul war, there are no easy victories, it requires a slow processes where the weak are empowered rather than a few minorities cornering the Education, media, miltary, industries, property, Government jobs etc. It requires having a strong eco system so that people who do the right cann...
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Exactly what we have been saying, IAF I am sure would have learned some lessons and made changes, but I think we did not update ROE fast enough, but then again we were on the back foot after Pulwama while the Pakis had months to plan in close coordination with the the Pulwama Terrorists.
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Scare off here is to Force the F-16's to abort mission i.e mission kill
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Fact: Squadron leader Vyas was the wingman along with Wing Commander Abhinandan, both crossed the LOC, no F-16 targeted Squadron leader Vyas for a good ~1minute 30 secs after Wing Commander shootdown, Squandron leader Vyas did not fire any missile at any F-16 before turning back. All this plus many ...
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Regarding the R-77 AE, the IAF had known its shortcomings was looking to replace it since 2005. But the govt of the day slept and didnt even protest sale of Amraam 120-C version to Pakis.

Auditor Slams Navy’s Selection Of R-77 Missile
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

I agree to Disagree with Karan M, if the Bisons wanted they could have fired their R-77;s at the retreating F-16's, Wing Commander responded to the risk, thats why no other F-16 fired an Amraam at Squadron leader Vyas until about ~ 1 minute 30 seconds by which time he had crossed back overthe Pir Pa...
by Aditya_V
02 Apr 2021 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

If a su30 had gone down in indian territory what would be Indian reaction? Didn't the PAF think that would be a major escalation? It looks they were hell bent on bagging a su PAF and Pakis thought they can get international intervention and would not show up, that's why they never came near the Loc...
by Aditya_V
01 Apr 2021 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Exactly it was a few minutes back that F16 broke all rules and fired Amraams at the Su30, so the knowledge and authorization to take down PAF aircraft was not probably given, however, the PAF had kept an ambush which meant Wing Commander's firing of the R73 was more of defensive response which compl...
by Aditya_V
01 Apr 2021 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2826
Views: 699351

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Its probably they got no response from India and took the H&D route
by Aditya_V
01 Apr 2021 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Air Marshal is talking about the Su-30 MKI North of Pir panjals not firing back at the other F-16 which had fired Amraam's at the Su-30. While this was happening the Mig-21 Bison engaged the 3 F-16's which had dropped LGB's, he does not explain why the Bisons which were pretty close the 3 F-16's plu...
by Aditya_V
01 Apr 2021 13:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6232
Views: 1423707

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

V_Raman wrote:Withdrawn due to oversight?!?! Really ?!?!


More likely a Cong, UPA pasand Baboon pushed this and now NDA is doing damage control.
by Aditya_V
01 Apr 2021 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Actually looking at the radar pic put by the IAF, one can clearly understand that the Mig -21 Bison could have launched R-77missiles at the 3 retreating F-16's , but they didnt why? We can only speculate but my suspicion MEA/GOI/IAF made 2 very big mistakes which they do not want to admit. 1) They d...
by Aditya_V
31 Mar 2021 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Sameer Joshi article in Sep-19 How Pakistan planned to hit India back for Balakot — the mission, the fighters, the tactics https://theprint.in/defence/how-pakistan-planned-to-hit-india-back-for-balakot-the-mission-the-fighters-the-tactics/291522/ This riposte by the PAF on 27 Feb 2019, was accorded ...
by Aditya_V
31 Mar 2021 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828629

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

Looking at the various videos and Air Marshal SBP Sinha explanations,Explanations at that time IAF presentation. Tufail's revelations about the PAF loving capture Indian aircraft and Pilot's, I think this is what happened before Wing Commander Abhinandan shoot down. the 3 F-16 came to release LGB's ...
by Aditya_V
30 Mar 2021 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2633
Views: 315907

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

We can expect more of this in Assam if the INC-AIUDF wins.
by Aditya_V
30 Mar 2021 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7694

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Possibly, the IAF has been in some sort of combat mode for vast periods in the last 2 years, the Pilots and Ground crews have had the training, they probably dont need the same peacetime exercises which were needed earlier where much procedures, training and equipment were not tested.
by Aditya_V
30 Mar 2021 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585585

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

UAV drones can do survelliance of vast areas of the Ocean/ seas, when a potential target is discovered , a manned platform like P-8 can be dispatched, they can detect a ship probably from a distance and dont need to go in SAM range, thats what I am thinking. There is clealry a Quid pro quo for the M...
by Aditya_V
30 Mar 2021 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7694

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Rather it seems likely IAF is expecting PAF or PLAAF to try something and wants to keep itself ready.
by Aditya_V
30 Mar 2021 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189476

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

What we need is to intergrate Astra and ramp up production with more orders to concurrently start producing more of them, 49 for Navy + 250 for Airforce +50 preproduction batch less around 20 used in tests.

Hope we are receiving the R-77 -M-1 missiles ordered post Balakot.

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