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by tsarkar
23 Apr 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

1. Don't the Canards reduce the overall visibility ? Additionally IMHO the enlarged fuselage behind the canopy also contribute s to the reduced rear ward visibility. Rear view mirrors are used to see back. It’s impossible to twist the neck pulling “g”s 2. Accessing the 2nd seat in a twin seater MK2...
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2019 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

^better than mirage 2000 which was around 1800km iirc on internal fuel. Of course they don't point out to the ferry range load out in the above slides. But I'm assuming it is on internal fuel only. Note mk1a could have better range than mk1 if they manage to bring down it's weight as proposed. Ferr...
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1297
Views: 263566

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:Not surprising, we are very lazy and useless in bringing down construction time. Even paks if they had money would have been faster than us.

Delay is due to engines, gearbox & shafts coming late from Ukraine and radar/missiles from Israel
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163739

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Second hand purchases are a bad idea because one doesn’t know the wear original user put them through.

Better idea is to ramp up Tejas production at Bangalore and Nashik and complete Mk1A / MWF development on a war footing
by tsarkar
18 Apr 2019 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117717

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I was at Bangalore Tuesday & Wednesday and my chauffeur for two days - typically used to foreigners - on finding me Indian started briefing me on local politics. So posting his views FWIW. He was fairly well learnt on National & International affairs. He is a Vokkaliga Gowda from Mandya dist...
by tsarkar
16 Apr 2019 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13166

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ArjunPandit wrote:philip sir pls dont masquerade as barath :P.

Barath is Bharat with a new profile. He was banned earlier for being rude to Ramana.

While he reads up internet DDM data, he misses the detailed analysis done here that is not reported anywhere.
by tsarkar
16 Apr 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13166

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Raveen wrote:Less suited to the desert? How on earth? It has lower weight/track area (I forget the specific term) than the T-90

Ground Pressure
by tsarkar
16 Apr 2019 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

This is a good system urgently needed to replace two old work horses in the Avro and An-32. The Avro is already obsolete and currently used to move cargo and not people. The An-32 will become obsolete in next 5-10 years. So a recapitalization of the transport fleet is imminent. Though personally I ...
by tsarkar
12 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

But bottom line, once shots were fired on the Indian side, they were *definitely* weapons free. This is very different from what I know. Unless war is formally declared - and in this case it wasnt - it requires Controller approval. None of the Indian fighters fired their long range weapons goes con...
by tsarkar
12 Apr 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

No, the ROE was dont fire first. Once fired upon, everything changes. Abhi entered the fight with his team (wingman) and other Bison flights all being told they were weapons free and warned of AMRAAM launch possibilities. So ROE changed moment AMRAAMS were fired Abhi was cleared to engage, he didnt...
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

Saar, ROE doesn’t apply anywhere in the world if you are being locked on and fired upon. And what is the basis of your statement? Not following orders is a court martial offense. Ever seen Kashmiri rascals slapping CRPF personnel and CRPF personnel not reacting? They dont react not because they can...
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

. Seems R77 lacks in range by 10-15 KM against AMRAAM and PAF exploited that advantage. R77 is slightly longer ranged than AIM120C5. The NEZ of both is approximately similar. Missile range from manufacturer is often propellant range in best case conditions. It deteriorates in environmental conditio...
by tsarkar
08 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

Negi, There is an extremely bloated Military Headquarters (across all three services). We have more Admirals than we have capital ships and submarines. The military bureaucracy is as conformist and non-committal as the civilian bureaucracy. Also, sufficient field experience is lacking. We have Senio...
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan government and large of its Government are gamblers and risk takers Yes. And they dont give shit to economy or Indus Water. Their leadership's money is safe in UK, UAE, KSA. The rest of Pakistan can go waste like Somalia while they bask in the glory of waging jehad. Its foolish on our part...
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

The fact Abhinandan chose R-73E instead of R-77 shows a lot of maturity in avoiding friendly fire from a BVR shot in a melee.

Over Afghanistan a Pakistani F-16 wingman shot down the F-16 leader in his eagerness for a kill.
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

blitzkrieg to annex J&K ? :rotfl: Their economy, admitted by their own FM, is on the brink of bankruptcy. Of course, they may make a few noises here and there to shift the focus from the spiraling inflation and the shitty economic state, but I don't think they can sustain an offensive to take J...
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Abhishek Bhalla @AbhishekBhalla7 17h17 hours ago More There has been massive deployment by Pakistan army in the forward areas over the last few weeks, according to recent intelligence assessments. This comes particularly in the area falling under the Pakistan Army’s 4 Corps and 10 Corps. One line o...
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117717

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/chintan20/status/1113528630825582599 In this video, Sam Pitroda saying middle class taxes will go up. Middle class is barely satisfied with the tax cuts in the last budget and this guy wan'ts to raise taxes. The Congress has lost the middle class and urban voters a decade back. ...
by tsarkar
04 Apr 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

Singha wrote:we need our own Nellis type instrumented range and internal Red Flag where upto 100 a/c from various IAF formations and can fly and train together atleast once annually. Kalaikunda with its ocean access may be the best

Already there at Jamnagar, Gwalior and Kalaikunda.
by tsarkar
03 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106018

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The Hellfire and APKWS will be extremely useful in the littoral combat and anti piracy mission where NSM would be overkill.
by tsarkar
03 Apr 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106018

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

What will they fire hellfires at? Harbor tugs? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mdrvEPB916M/Tu8LLLa2COI/AAAAAAAAGmo/CmXAhlnTKY0/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/PNS+AZMAT+Fast+Attack+Craft+%2528Missile%2529+Launched+SR60+radar+FAC+1031ee+8+C802A345+NAVY++%25282%2529.jpg https://quwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Har...
by tsarkar
03 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106018

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Are those limited number of Hellfires for Diwali celebrations? Because sure as heck, 10 won't do much for any war fighting effort. Typically missiles are built faster than helicopters and expire earlier as well. These rounds would be used for checking integration testing and test firing to check th...
by tsarkar
02 Apr 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

As an agile light combat aircraft it is expected that Tejas will be tasked with more sorties at an operational level Taskings take into consideration aircraft endurance and pilot fatigue. For instance, is it going to be a per squadron tanker at least for the frontline squadrons. Tankers are common ...
by tsarkar
02 Apr 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

https://twitter.com/BhittaniKhannnn/status/1111952218704498688 ---> Embarrassment for India's Tejas at LIMA 19 in Malaysia. Tejas' drag chute jettisons early, aircraft survives accident. Display schedule suffers delay because RMAF crew had to drive onto the runway to collect the chute. Tejas was in...
by tsarkar
02 Apr 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

I have a dumb question: Given that the missile jammers played such a great role in the air battle over Nowshera, are we equipping the Mk1 IOC/ FOC aircraft with this equipment, or are we going to have to wait for Mk1A for it? Without this equipment, I am afraid the IOC/ FOC squadrons will be at a d...
by tsarkar
28 Mar 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 312209.cms

This is the most accurate reconstruction of events of that day.

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by tsarkar
28 Mar 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

https://www.firstpost.com/world/balakot-and-after-iaf-demonstrates-full-spectrum-capability-6236391.html The PAF package is likely to have comprised eight F-16s (four carrying laser-guided bombs [LGBs] and the rest in the air defence sweep role). This formed the northern and more potent element of ...
by tsarkar
28 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95510

Re: Indian ASAT test

Can Cheen actually do that? The Chinese are suspected of creating a debris field near RISAT-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISAT-1 On 30 September 2016, Joint Space Operations Center identified a debris generating event near RISAT-1.[14][15] The event created 16 pieces out of which 15 decayed and ...
by tsarkar
28 Mar 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95510

Re: Indian ASAT test

Moi interested in the radar that was used for this mission. :mrgreen: Evolved Swordfish BTW, something clearly happened between Balakot & now, for India to signal this capability. Definitely some PRC tricks indicating they would target our defence sats. Pakistan asked China to disable Indian Ca...
by tsarkar
22 Mar 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

Malaysia is a Muslim country and Tejas Mk1 is equipped with Israeli Elta 2032 radar and Litening pod that is Haraam. How do we bridge this gap? Assuming we qualify a Thales RDY-3 radar and Damocles pod for a MKM version, that will be time and money consuming to develop and certify. It will push time...
by tsarkar
22 Mar 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

PS - A pilot or sailor or officer violating RoE faces a court martial. That includes crossing LoC or firing weapons without authorization.
by tsarkar
22 Mar 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

Dear Ulan Batori, Bishwa & others, Air Marshal Harish Masand is a 1971 veteran with a Sabre kill over East Pakistan on the first day of war. And Group Captain Hari Nair is the HAL Chief Test Pilot flying Dhruv, Rudra, LCH & LUH that everyone drools over on this forum. I would humbly request ...
by tsarkar
20 Mar 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Holy Camel ! Babaji uvacha , 180mm mortars numbering 5000 sent across 4 places to celebrate Holi . https://twitter.com/bababanaras/status/1108276324529930240?s=19 There is no 180 mm mortar in service in Indian Army. Our largest mortars are very few Finnish/Israeli Tampella 160 mm and Thomson Brandt...
by tsarkar
19 Mar 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 607
Views: 140003

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

mody wrote:Indranil, just wanted to know if there are any hardware changes between IOC and FOC planes.

MAR plumbing comes to mind.

LRU rearrangement and further weight reduction should come in Mk1A
by tsarkar
18 Mar 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

1. India's military planning often involves bureaucratic interference, despite the PM giving a free hand to services. 2. Secondly, senior Staff Officers are also too keen to flatter bureaucrats 3. We forget Pakistan is NOT a reasonable player and it will adopt mad tactics to save face. Firstly the a...
by tsarkar
15 Mar 2019 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

Looks like the JF17 just carried out a SDB test, to fill up the gaps. https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1106124722604048384 Looks like grade A propaganda - the video is so blurred that calling it a proof of a test would be a joke. They are desparately trying to stiffen up morale vis a vis India...
by tsarkar
12 Mar 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

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

The downed Pak pilot used his pistol to defend himself... in return was shot in the leg by one of the mob... and by the time army rescued and tried to take him to the hospital, he probably bled to death ^^^ originally alleged against abhi, but he didn't appear to be shot in the leg when he walked b...
by tsarkar
01 Mar 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

And the deep state is somehow aiming for our loud journos?! Never thought the TFTAs would get this bloody insecure! :D Yes, the Pakistani establishment is actually using our media to divert attention and create mis-perceptions. And sadly our media has no filters, only the rush to publish crap. Only...
by tsarkar
01 Mar 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538887

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sudhan and Austin, thank you for the summary yesterday. Much appreciated.

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