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by rkhanna
19 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490159

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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: 549
Views: 136275

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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: 1501
Views: 186076

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 ...
by rkhanna
02 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186076

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

Now add this engagement with the filter of the IAF stating that the PLAAF's newest toys pinged loud and clear on our ISR assets. Given all this can you imagine all the noise and flurry within the PLAAF - They will have to go back to the drawing board as they have now been exposed to a Real World Cas...
by rkhanna
01 Mar 2019 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Shaktimaan wrote:


With this video there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the Paki F-16 was indeed shot down by the IAF.


Looks like lens flare?!
by rkhanna
01 Mar 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490159

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

Reg. an above post on us customising the 29, there is a fine piecd in a mag picked up at Aero- India about the 35 shows that other than a similar aerodynamic profile, everything inside is new.From composites, radar, engines, avionics, range, endurance, armament,virtually a new bird far more capable...
by rkhanna
01 Mar 2019 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Henry Jones via elint news and Nathan Ruser claim that IAF strike against balakot was ineffectual. They have seen the sat imagery coming in. Any credibility?

Is that why the AF Yesterday said BDA was still going on ?
by rkhanna
28 Feb 2019 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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

For what it's worth a British based def journo Henry Jones has claimed on twitter that India has 2 PAF pilots in custody - his source are high level Indian Mil sources Source? I am following him on twitter but no such info on his TL. Sirji his Twitter only https://mobile.twitter.com/hthjones/status...
by rkhanna
28 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390425

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

For what it's worth a British based def journo Henry Jones has claimed on twitter that India has 2 PAF pilots in custody - his source are high level Indian Mil sources
by rkhanna
27 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125309

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Any update on the F16 supposedly downed ?
by rkhanna
26 Feb 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125309

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Apparently all Military installations in J&K have gone dark. The only reason to do this is to make it harder to be targeted from the air. There might be F-16’s over POK testing to see if they can sneak across and drop some ordinance. ^^ such measures are useless, as modern JDAMs don't rely on v...
by rkhanna
26 Feb 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125309

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Meanwhile not a single peep from fair weather friend
by rkhanna
09 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69619

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Austin wrote:https://twitter.com/reutersanders/status/1093902871286960128

India's nuc subs in quite good quality

Right next to each other ??!!!
by rkhanna
05 Feb 2019 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772216

Re: Small Arms Thread

I am surprised the AR10 came for Pak army trials. Question for those interested -- SouravB ok don't answer. What is common to the AR10 first designed in 1955 and the M4 carbine? M4 is an AR15 . As such the AR10 and AR15 work on the same design with t AR10 lower receiver being larger to accomodate t...
by rkhanna
28 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 136275

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The increasing Chinese footprint in Islamabad. tough for Muslims back home, they would prefer to stay on in Pakistan,” says Tong. (Smart chinese might be upto something here under the guise of friendship and fee movement it may be hoping that more and more of its muslim population moves to pakistan...
by rkhanna
28 Jan 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260598

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Zero dark 30 popularized the 4 tube kit Before that almost nobody knew of it But i wonder about the weight.., The nvg green i believe was emphasized in the film Tonbo Kit is 800gms which is exactly sthe same as the 27 oz ANVIS product. - Reason why the lighter FAST/Bump helmets are prefered with th...
by rkhanna
25 Jan 2019 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772216

Re: Small Arms Thread

The inconsistencies in Kalashnikov deal news gives me a feeling we are not buying AKMs but rather an AKM spinoff in 7.62x51. it's just a gut feel, so take it fwiw. The AK308 already comes in the 762/51 Calibre. But i believed its derived from the AK12 series. https://static-ssl.businessinsider.com/...
by rkhanna
23 Jan 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260598

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I think.maybe script writers frequent this forum. So many forum truths about Paki Army leadership are there. Paresh Rawal did great job as Pigeon. Actor playing Manohar Parrikar was also good. And DDM was portrayed as we think. I want to see again. I happen to know people at the production house. A...
by rkhanna
23 Jan 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3735
Views: 492717

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

:rotfl: One mango man doubt - I understand that AK47 etc AKs are not very accurate and very difficult to handle in a auto mode. Then why it looks like our forces which normally work for a ek goli ek dushman rule and our SFs which greatly depend on accuracy favor AKs? Just for stopping power and robu...
by rkhanna
22 Jan 2019 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3632
Views: 621019

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How many they are "developing" with this one? Three. Right? From where the tech teams designers and funding is going to come for all this? How come they are so fast in developing this aircrafts. Far more faster than the Khanland? Are this doubts too mango like one coming from a mango man ...
by rkhanna
21 Jan 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1584
Views: 225520

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Looks like the Israelis turned Syria's new AD batteries to rubble while hitting Iranian Bases in and around Damascus https://twitter.com/IDF?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087208824182919168&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html%231087208824182919...
by rkhanna
19 Jan 2019 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2968
Views: 223167

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Raman wrote:Is there a tactical reason for the last person to hang upside down?


Not really. It's called a Dog and Pony show.
by rkhanna
16 Jan 2019 14:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 391962

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

nam wrote:Kestrel came out in 2015. It has been 4 years for what is a land platform, and not even a frontline kit.

No orders placed, not even LSP. And we expect our industry to create kits similar to western capability.


and not to forget -- All the while funding the development on their own
by rkhanna
16 Jan 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570105

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Convoy were mostly Toyotas and funding were from Rich private Saudi citizen ( just a psedu name for Saudi government ) ....IS were Sunni Wahabi folks During its height ISIS also had a decently large income producting and selling Oil on the black market. As high as $1.5-3mm a day. They had captured ...
by rkhanna
16 Jan 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3735
Views: 492717

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I read the nsg is using fn scar rifles have even seen a pic of it. I know they have hk and sig also. The pic i saw looked like the 7.62mm bigger scar H model Is our para regt and para sf batts using anything other than galil sniper , m4 and tar21 ? I expect sniper rifles they sill have older dragun...
by rkhanna
16 Jan 2019 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231198

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

souravB wrote: Also we'll be getting 4 of those platforms and since we are not invading/landing troops in any country soon we may as well project force using 1-2 of those. Actually a few years ago there was official talk of raising a "Marine Corp" type expeditionary unit equivalent by rai...
by rkhanna
16 Jan 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3735
Views: 492717

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rakesh wrote:^^^^ I just read through her twitter feed. WOW :eek: :roll:

https://twitter.com/dr_rita39?lang=id


Honestly this to me looks like a troll account. Maybe the pakis are copying chicom strategy of paid sm workers.
by rkhanna
15 Jan 2019 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570105

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

On the topic of Apache's doing SEAD/DEAD

The Battle of Karbala (2003) was probably the last attempt to run a Large Scale Rotary Wing Assault Op in a built up area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_attack_on_Karbala
by rkhanna
14 Jan 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 772216

Re: Small Arms Thread

5719 new sniper rifles will be inducted into the Army this month, replacing Russian 7.62 mm Dragonov. New sniper rifles include Beretta .338 Lapua Magmum Scorpio TGT and .50 Calibre Sniper Rifle M95 MS Barrett, amongst others. Welcome to the Army. Go forth and serve with honour. https://t.co/jN7Whl...
by rkhanna
14 Jan 2019 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570105

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

from what i read - garuds have no csar mission (yet) and there is not much a of jsocish dedicated csar planning. they are restricted to protecting vital iaf infra. - sead/dead is expected to be done by fast wing jets using ARMs not helicopters . no heli in the world has the necessary sensors and mi...
by rkhanna
14 Jan 2019 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570105

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

from what i read - garuds have no csar mission (yet) and there is not much a of jsocish dedicated csar planning. they are restricted to protecting vital iaf infra. - sead/dead is expected to be done by fast wing jets using ARMs not helicopters . no heli in the world has the necessary sensors and mi...
by rkhanna
14 Jan 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570105

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From Gen Rawat's quotes above "Because if you are going to use the Apache, it is going to be in our support… Its for the mechanised formations. So whether you operate or we operate, we can take a call. There is some kind of understanding that is coming. But then they say what about countering t...
by rkhanna
09 Jan 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4017
Views: 655706

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Dr Rao: India’s First And Only Commando Trainer somehow I have serious doubts about this lady's story. every 2-3 years I read a few hagiographies about her in 2 bit websites mentioning her superlative qualities. I am sorry how does a civilian suddenly become qualified to train the country's rack co...
by rkhanna
08 Jan 2019 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307945

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

Don't discount inflation though ... esp given the time it'll take for MoD to make a decision. whose inflation..? ours or European..? Rafale deal considers European inflation and then to caps it to certain value, cant remember exact value but I think its 3.5%. Also If my memory serves right the G2G ...

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