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by tsarkar
16 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234673

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Communication with the valley and Kashmir was very poor those days. Disagree. We were bringing up additional Gurkha, Bihar, Grenadiers battalions, though all were badly hit by post WW2 demobilization. We successfully saved Leh, liberated Zoji La, Gurais, linked up with Poonch and the Indian Para Br...
by tsarkar
16 Sep 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234673

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Given that India had no war machine in 1948. And the enemy did? Yes. After INA Trial and Indian Naval Mutiny, the British demobilized the "Indian" part of IA rapidly. The demobilized "Pakistani" part of IA, were put at the disposal of Muslim League funded by Muslim princely stat...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9389

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Training is a very important function. During the initial phase of WW2 in Pacific, both US & Japan lost 4 aircraft carriers each. The Japanese lost 4 carriers at Midway while the Americans lost USS Lexington at Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at Midway, USS Wasp & USS Hornet shortly thereafter. Desp...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9389

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

A humble request if this thread could be restricted to HTT-40 development, production & induction. Weaponization and CAS can be discussed in design your own fighter thread. Drones, Aerostats and Ground Based Radars surveil better. Trainers are designed for ease of access to various mechanical, h...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nachiket wrote:Does this mean we'll get to see VL-Shtil on the P-15s?

Better option would have been MF STAR + MRSAM but the hull & structure wouldnt support the additional topweight.
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://cdn.i-scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/1200x800/public/d8/images/methode/2019/09/06/e30e9dc4-d04f-11e9-9cec-db56b3c139e7_image_hires_164559.JPG?itok=WR-AHeaW&v=1567759564 Here you can clearly see rear EO sight mounted on a tower. If COMPASS, it should include a CCD Day Camera, Therma...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385922

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The Chief wanted to resurrect the squadron before he retired, hence a squadron without planes, that NOT the norm.

Revive means bringing to life something that exists.

A number plated squadron has no personnel nor equipment assigned to it, so its actually dead and requires resurrection.
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572324

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Embraer bribed its way into the program. The IAF had always been resistant to it. Actually Embraer was the most supportive company modifying the platform at its own cost compared to Beriev that modifies the Ilyushin platform charging a hefty cost to IAF. Embraer also added Mid Air Refueling to Indi...
by tsarkar
06 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11013

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Why the Navy Seals Rejected the SCAR-H https://thenewsrep.com/118625/former-navy-seals-break-down-why-they-hate-this-legendary-socom-rifle/ "Reid goes into detail about his experiences on deployment with the SCAR and how he (as well as many other SEALs) suffered through repeated malfunctions u...
by tsarkar
06 Sep 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140853

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The counter to aircraft carriers is submarines, which is why Australia ordered a massive 12 silent submarines outnumbering its surface fleet. Present Navy Chief is from aviation and is making an emotional pitch for his service. Aircraft carriers require supporting infrastructure of submarines to swe...
by tsarkar
05 Sep 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 233374

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Long retired and long grounded Egyptian Mirages.
by tsarkar
29 Aug 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703055

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://mobile.twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1166639546248773632 . HAL's LCH Completes Sea Level Trials with IRSS: System performance trials of Light Combat Helicopter (TD-4) integrated with an Infra Red Suppression System (IRSS) have been carried out. Based on the feedback of these trials, certain...
by tsarkar
29 Aug 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703055

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A Q.Was the helo based at Srinagar? If so the base's defences would've/ should've taken cognisance of its departure and approx. expected return. Secondly, the helo's speed is far slower than a fighter at low level, even with a payload and around half the speed of high- subsonic cruise missiles.On r...
by tsarkar
26 Aug 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705225

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

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-new-engines-for-jaguars-phase-out-starts-in-2023/article29254184.ece . the phase-out plan will start in 2023 for the earliest variants and will be spread over 15 years till 2038,” a senior defence source told The Hindu. “The HAL will upgrade 56 Jaguars to D...
by tsarkar
23 Aug 2019 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234673

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Thank you for posting these links The Tangled Web of Kashmir https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/how-jammu-kashmir-lost-special-status-kashimiriyat-separatism-militancy-bjp-pdp Requesting moderators to save both these links. They are written by Kashmiri Muslim journalists and highlight how disen...
by tsarkar
23 Aug 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71504

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^ I wonder if the writer knows what he was writing. Amateurish report. No. Off topic but the author is a bestie of Arms Dealer Sanjay Bhandari https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-shadowy-world-of-arms-dealer-sanjay-bhandari/297263 Read the report to understand the full extent of the rot.
by tsarkar
23 Aug 2019 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3255
Views: 484821

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

This tweet shows evidence of Pakistan trying to hide F-16 loss... https://twitter.com/krishnajaga/status/1163845116450050048 ---> The table with Roll of honours released in June mentioned F-16B. The same table in August has transformed it into an F-16A!! See both and draw your inferences. More inte...
by tsarkar
22 Aug 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 867
Views: 191552

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

While there are other higher priority things on Shri Amit Shah's mind, I seriously wish the BSF conducts operations to end this nonsense.
by tsarkar
22 Aug 2019 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502269

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

Platforms like Rafale or 110 fighter RFP wont enable IAF to cost effectively reach 42 Sq level, both capex and opex wise. A much better option would be a Heavy / Light force mix of Su-30 & LCA Mk1 with LCA undertaking single role operations - Eg CAP over a area or LGB strikes of a terror camp an...
by tsarkar
22 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502269

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

Wrt the two pilots for MKIs, wasn't there an ask from IAF that FGFA needed to be a two-seater and not a single-seater like PAK-FA ? One needs two operators to exploit the full capacity of a high performance aircraft in various roles - Air Dominance, CAP, Interdiction, Strike etc. Which is why the F...
by tsarkar
20 Aug 2019 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502269

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

It was mentioned in this video around 2:45 mins that Su-30 also has escort jamming capabilities against Surveillance radar. Can anyone elaborate on which pod we use here ? I wasn't aware of escort jamming capability of MKI. KNIRTI SAP-14 centerline and SAP-518 wingtip jamming pods. During developme...
by tsarkar
10 Aug 2019 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We evaluated Type 209 successor - Type 214 - during original Project 75 - and found Scorpene with teardrop hull better. Most major submarine deals - Australia, India, Brazil, Malaysia - DCN technology was found better than Germans, who do not propose the much better Type 212 only to select allies. ...
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2019 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

I dont know Naya Pakistan well but I am loving the Naya Pakistanis Husain Haqqani and Naila Inayat Husain Haqqani https://theprint.in/opinion/pakistan-needs-to-stop-thinking-of-kashmir-as-an-unfinished-business-of-partition/273981/ Naila Inayat https://theprint.in/opinion/letter-from-pakistan/kashmi...
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Abhibhushan wrote:Pakistan Minister of Railways Declares permanent cessation of Samjhaota Express with immediate effect.

Sir, its very heartening that the Pakistanis are doing what most Indians want!
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

For every terrorist activity in the world, there exists a paki connection In Philippines, a minor fire broke out in a flat and was put out. It was a very unremarkable incident. No one was hurt. However, a very ordinary lady beat cop on hearing from locals that the flat was occupied by Pakistanis de...
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2019 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HDW was supposed to, not sure they ended up doing so or not, given the corruption allegations. The story is vaguely similar to the Bofors. MDL might still have the blueprints and might spring a surprise on us a la Dhanush. It was reported however that the manpower that was specially trained for the...
by tsarkar
07 Aug 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 417499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Which CAG report? AFAIK they never reported on Astra performance. Only about initial set of Akash rounds, issues were fixed and several rounds of trials occurred later on. HVT is saying something else entirely IMHO. He expects the IAF to use the 50 order LSP to test the missile across ops condition...
by tsarkar
07 Aug 2019 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Sonugn wrote:Pakistan says will downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India as per Reuters

Bilateral trade was a source of Hawala funding for terrorists, so its high time it ended.
by tsarkar
07 Aug 2019 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1823
Views: 313008

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

This is epic! Someone has put posters of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's Maha Bharat speech from Parliament in the middle of Islamabad! Check out the videos https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1158696614569140226 https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1158703631891410946 https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...
by tsarkar
07 Aug 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 417499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

naird wrote:What does the bold part mean ?


It means what CAG pointed out in its report as demonstrated by IAF testing. It does not perform reliably to meet its performance specifications. Good news is Astra Mk2 will use SFDR!
by tsarkar
07 Aug 2019 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Even we knew that Art 35 was going to be taken down, and the military buildup was obvious. How can Pakistan not have seen all that? But it is actually none of their business. Modi/Shah/Doval adopted Mongol/Turkic battle practice of multiple feints to disguise actual thrust. First, Pakistani infiltr...
by tsarkar
05 Aug 2019 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 580425

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

bifurcation solves many but not all problems. 1) ladhak will develop more rapidly now with more funds, quicker decision making and being free from srinagars overbearing control. All kinds of kashmiri chuts come to ladhak to inspect and order 2) jammu and kashmir as UT means LG will have lot of say ...
by tsarkar
05 Aug 2019 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

In law, the present status matters and not something that should have happened 70 years ago. Present status as per the due process of constitution of India and the acts of its parliament. Its high time we stopped recycling shit from the past and giving importance to it. Welcome step that fulfills as...
by tsarkar
26 Jul 2019 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We need those nuclear powered subs like yesterday! Actually in the constricted waters of Sunda, Lombok & other straits, long range DE submarines like Shortfin Barracuda from A&N would work like efficient snipers. Much better than aircraft carriers. With surveillance from Oceansats/Risats/Ca...
by tsarkar
23 Jul 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 913121

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

IIT Bombay is doing some super great work but not sure how much of it is in open domain. As I have posted earlier, specific "work packages/projects" are given to the faculty & kids completion of which looks really nice in their resume when they're recruited by aerospace majors. I know ...
by tsarkar
19 Jul 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 143
Views: 33085

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

The diplomat is reporting that India is to export TAL Shyena torpedoes to Myanmar. Not sure which and how many platforms in IN currently use the Shyena torpedoes? Have we developed an air launched version of the same, for use by Helicopters? All platforms armed with 324 mm Triple Torpedo Tubes carr...
by tsarkar
19 Jul 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705225

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

GOI should state... Vivek, name me one politician or leader or bureaucrat who understands technology cycles, Product Development Life Cycle, Production Engineering. The person who came closest was Manohar Parrikar to untying the Gordon's knot of operational availability, R&D and Production. His...
by tsarkar
19 Jul 2019 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705225

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

Sorry if posted earlier India terminates business dealings with Swiss firm Pilatus Aircraft So what happens to spare parts for these trainers? Banning Pilatus will lead to more corruption. Because the aircraft will require spares as training for cadets wont stop. And intermediaries supplying spares...
by tsarkar
17 Jul 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705225

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

Great posts by Mody & Vidur. I would request Rakesh to archive these posts and print it on the first page of relevant threads. Incase of Akash, unfortunately the additional requirement for 7 squadrons is under the head of SRSAM. If you recall, a few years a back there was global tender sent out ...

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