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by rkhanna
09 Nov 2019 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Only thing is SC used Art 142 to give 5 acres which is beyond the case at hand. This is judicial overreach. Not necessarily. I think the 5 acre land was accorded due to the demolition of the mosque which the Supreme court called illegal. Article 142 states "make such order as is necessary for ...
by rkhanna
02 Nov 2019 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

"Sig 7.62x51 is a very accurate rifle. I wonder if Army will use it as DMR also? By equipping it with a scope.
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The DMR version of the SIG 716 is already in the service with the NSG
by rkhanna
22 Oct 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

" The Emirati gun is designed by the same persons who designed HK416. Being the third iteration and optimised for Hot and Humid conditions, it should be a very good fit our armed forces. SIG716 is the second iteration of HK416." Correct. the Chief Engineer at Caracal not only Designed the ...
by rkhanna
18 Oct 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 53375

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

"There is something else India needs to note. Pakistan gave the centrifuge blueprints to Iran even though it is Shia, while Pakistan is Sunni. It means that Pakistan would not mind Iran acquiring nuclear capability. That suggests their ties are close, despite occasional incidents." Could b...
by rkhanna
18 Oct 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Special Forces hold wargames in Andamans against `intruders` https://zeenews.india.com/india/special-forces-hold-wargames-in-andamans-against-intruders-2240719.html/amp AFSOD seems to be shaping up well. IMO a seriously missed opportunity. The powers that be are missing the forest for the Trees. Ho...
by rkhanna
02 Oct 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

So a Unit or a "Task Force" announced a year ago is already conducting Joint Exercises?

So does this confirm that there is no selection / training regime for this unit?

IMO Missed opportunity
by rkhanna
09 Sep 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

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 rkhanna
05 Sep 2019 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

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 un...
by rkhanna
29 Aug 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521685

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

Aditya_V wrote:I have found this twitter link where it was recorded
https://twitter.com/NikhilIndian5/status/1109829140948156418


Many thanks!
by rkhanna
29 Aug 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521685

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

Tom Coopers account makes greater sense now, PAF did not factor these aircraft would be in the air and add to the IAF numbers soo quickly and hence went cold quickly before getting bombs on target on 27-Feb-19. Hey, Have tried searching for Toms commentary on ACIG but no luck. Any chance of posting...
by rkhanna
23 Aug 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525741

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

Flying & fighting in the Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’: A pilot interview https://hushkit.net/2019/07/20/flying-fighting-in-the-sukhoi-su-30-flanker-a-pilot-interview/ "The thing that worries you most is that you don’t want to be the dumbass when it comes to firing Smart Weapons" :rotfl: :ro...
by rkhanna
13 Aug 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4345
Views: 729992

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What does Apache bring that lch can’t? Ordinance, Payload, Networking capability (to both fly and take cues from UAVs), Longbow Radar - From what I have understood (speaking to IA folks) the "grand plan" is for the Apache to lead composite rotary packages of LCH and Rudra's with each one ...
by rkhanna
22 Jul 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286228

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

https://preview.redd.it/7toajz5bzkb31.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=4c60cb2feaa5942cc1fa6940e8203e9af58605e0 Indian (Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim) pilots who flew Birmingham built Spitfires during WWII defending Britain. courtesy Kanchudeep (Reddit) "Seated, second from the left ...
by rkhanna
17 Jul 2019 17:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Yogi_G wrote:Hafiz Saeed is arrested, airspace is opened up - once can guess if there is a link somehow of a back door agreement? Or could be theatrics from Paks for the FATF stick.


IK is visiting America i believe. Probably looking for fresh handouts.
by rkhanna
03 Jul 2019 12:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862054

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/army-to-modify-ak-47-to-counter-new-terror-tactics/795178.html army to modify AK-47 to counter new terror tactic excerpted from above They want to burden the soldier with this extra filed modification kit while they do cordon and search operations? Did these...
by rkhanna
15 Jun 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469669

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is India The World's Best Bet To Counter China? https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/india-counter-china-indian-ocean_in_5cffa232e4b0b02180874458?utm_hp_ref=in-homepage ""If India has the will and enough capabilities, the Indian Ocean will become India’s Ocean," said Japanese security ...
by rkhanna
12 Jun 2019 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 53375

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/did-handlers-use-peer-to-peer-software-to-contact-pulwama-bomber/articleshow/68040176.cms an article on the use of peer to peer software service YSMS in the Pulwama Attack by terrorists. do read in full excerpts Quite probable that the Pakistanis developed/...
by rkhanna
11 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454616

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

Kashi wrote:It's not for the French minister to decide or comment on matters of our sovereignty. I wish this was something lost in translation.


He did not.

You can roughly take the translation as - The Rafale is an instrument to enhance the national security of India -
by rkhanna
11 Jun 2019 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 53375

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

" allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company."

Indian or Phoren?!!!!
by rkhanna
05 Jun 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257658

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

any cuts woulds be made up by transferring costs to non-military budget items. ..is right. Expect some Sialkoti stats to demonstrate that def budget is being trimmed, while a lot of expenses are taken off the books or assigned elsewhere. Also expect the Baki "budget" to make increased all...
by rkhanna
18 May 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The SOD is not SOCOM. Its our JSOC - i.e a Tier 1 Counter Terrorism Unit. Current SOF structures will remain and they are providing the initial feeding stock to the SOD. Basis the information available so far, AFSOD is actually more like SOCOM than JSOC. Even under SOCOM, each organization has its ...
by rkhanna
18 May 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

... PS - Technical Services Division was nothing more than rolling in ELINT/SIGINT/Humint Capabilities with Door Kickers I am not sure what door kickers means, but sounds like this is what a Special Operations unit should be? I meant Assaulters - Military muscle to the Spooks The TSD was closest to...
by rkhanna
16 May 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

we need to set an example. and the easiest ones are zakir naik and mehul choksi who are not under foreign state protection. a shadowy KGB spetsnaz, mossad type unit reporting directly to director RAW, NSA and PM is needed drawn from SG, marcos, RAW, IB, NRTO, NIA to go after high value targets both...
by rkhanna
16 May 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714418

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ From ANI: Major General AK Dhingra appointed as the first Chief of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division. The tri-services formation will have Special Forces commandos from Army’s Parachute Regiment, Navy’s MARCOS and Air Force’s Garud Commando Force. Finally, our own 'SOCOM' I guess SG i...
by rkhanna
09 May 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Shukla getting takleef over the lady's reporting! :rotfl: He is engaging her on twitter!!! :lol: https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/1126071439583408128 ---> Not an ounce of proof presented to support this third-hand story, which seems to be full of holes. Why is it coming out 70 days after the s...
by rkhanna
07 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797879

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Some Interesting Stats on Chinese BARF (Belt and Road Forum) - 37 heads of state attended, up from 29 last year, with expanded commitments to international infrastructure investment; - total value of projects nominally in place estimated at over… $3 trillion - chinese government is well aware of int...
by rkhanna
04 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257658

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ Agree, Karan ji, that Cheen is a complex, paradoxical nation with both Soviet and Western elements. But here is my take. Mind you, I am free market biased. To me, the most interesting fact is that Cheen should have any Western elements (mainly the East Asian form of Western -- Japanese, Taiwane...
by rkhanna
23 Apr 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4345
Views: 729992

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cybaru wrote:IAF will try and kill LCH acquisition, they just want foreign maal.


The value of the LCH is in High Altitude Warfare. The LCH is not going anywhere and will be integral to any brawl with Chin
by rkhanna
17 Apr 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

VikramA wrote:According to media reports IA has ordered 210 spike missiles and 12 launchers. Considering small no of launchers it might be special case for SF


Most likely a Testing batch. Will go to a unit in operational deployment . Just like the first batch of 350 Tavors we got.
by rkhanna
02 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan as I said it's about perspectives, to me draining Pak's economic wealth and pushing them into a corner is something we should be anyways doing . It should not need a Pulawama to happen for us to say we have other ways to make them pay . As for coming to left or people actually this was a good...
by rkhanna
30 Mar 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797879

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Manufacture is rapid. But induction? Probably not. We have satellite pictures in this thread where they had 20 odd J-10s stacked up on manufacturer grounds. It looks like they are outstripping the PLAAF's ability to accept them in terms of trained ground crews and pilots China has (all likely hood)...
by rkhanna
19 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795456

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

Met the legendary Canberra pilot of @IAF_MCC Air Cmde KK Bhadwar Vir Chakra. Went through his log book. Here is the picture of the summary of the attacks he made in Pakistan during 1965 and 1971 wars. See the last entry of attack on USS Enterprise that was aborted enroute. https://mobile.twitter.com...
by rkhanna
13 Mar 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

NDTV news release. They have been granted access to AF sat imagery which clearly shows damage. One structure from pre strikes apparently doesn't exist at all Interesting point indian origin sat imagery for BDA was insufficient and inconclusive due to cloud cover. A friendly country provided these im...
by rkhanna
12 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521685

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

Apologies if posted previously, but a really good POV of the incident from a neutral viewpoint, also extensive referencing of COPE 2004/05: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26880/enough-with-the-indian-mig-21-bison-versus-pakistani-f-16-viper-bullshit With their Elta-8222 jamming pods fired up ...
by rkhanna
09 Mar 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257658

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistani Army moves into the oil business https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/pakistani-army-moves-into-the-oil-business/ The army’s $100 billion commercial empire covers industries including banking, cement and real estate. That is why I have always said that the Pak gov defence budget is a...
by rkhanna
08 Mar 2019 16:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:My guess is saaw was used not even spice250 which there is no record of us buying


Think currently SAAW only rated on Jags and MKIs
by rkhanna
02 Mar 2019 15:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

While scavenging phoren media about general perception on balakot episode, I am afraid friends we have lost the propaganda battle. Most rags I.e. usual suspects have picked up the paki line of the narrative. We are the warmongers apparently :roll: I was around back in 1971. NYT/WaPo/CBS all declare...
by rkhanna
02 Mar 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.firstpost.com/india/eyewitnesses-say-indian-air-strike-on-balakot-killed-dozens-of-terrorists-including-former-isi-agents-6182671.html Rome: Eyewitnesses present at the site of India's 26 February bomb strikes against a Jaish-e-Muhammad base say they saw up to 35 bodies being transporte...
by rkhanna
02 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521685

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

While the bison undoubtedly got the job done is there any reason that the Tejas cannot be moved north on a temporary detachment to fly cap? Shukla was reporting something about more work being required on derby envelope and windmill restart last week. Will this place restrictions on the ability to ...

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