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by rkhanna
03 Feb 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

That looks like the AMB-17 Silenced Assault Rifle, configured in 9x39mm dedicated subsonic rounds It is a specialised version of the AM-17 (5.45x39mm caliber) Probably being pitched to replace the AK9, which anway is in very limited usage (the AS Val and the VSS Vintorez being more favored by the R...
by rkhanna
03 Feb 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_B wrote:^^ Glad to see A545/aek971 being finally adopted. Balanced recoil is impressive stuff.



Any reason why they werent included in our tender?
by rkhanna
03 Feb 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

Image

Which one is the above?

Comes with integral Suppressors as well
by rkhanna
01 Feb 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

an interview with Lt Gen Katoch http://www.theweek.in/theweek/cover/prakash-katoch-special-forces-interview.html excerpts and Agree 100 pct that we have given too many details away (tactics were given away, field craft was given away, ingress and egress plans were given away). We have compromised i...
by rkhanna
25 Jan 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202709

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

So Far Indian SOF SOP does not include Suppressed weapons en-mass. Specially Long Gun ARs with suppressors used by other Global SOF units tend to be with barrel lenght of 8.5"-11inches and integral suppressors - We dont have such carbines in our inventory. Adding suppressors to 16inch barrels m...
by rkhanna
25 Jan 2018 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Thanks. I was told that while the prototypes were wood. the Production model may have have higher degree of blended material. Just wanted to know if anybody knows the build status of the Guns being rolled out
by rkhanna
25 Jan 2018 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/status/955808876426797057 --> OFB's new Sniper Rifle enters service with Tamil Nadu Police Commandos. First seen during 8th All India Police Commando Competition held at NSG, Manesar. Details Range: 800-1000mm Calibre: 7.62 x 51mm Weight: 6.7 kg Cost: 2.5 lakhs M...
by rkhanna
23 Jan 2018 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2362
Views: 309044

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Its made by TV18. Which is an Indian Media Company owned by the Reliance Group. The parent Brand partner (History Channel) has little input in curation and production of regional content.
by rkhanna
17 Jan 2018 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thought HK had a ban on selling to the subcontinent.
by rkhanna
05 Jan 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

Yes that's 4 Vikas / SG.

PS that's NSGs kill house they are training at
by rkhanna
11 Dec 2017 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298913

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^ Except the Civvie market in North America.

BTW history channel india is advertising a documentary on Chinese Special Forces and selling it with the Doklam backdrop "Know your enemy" lol
by rkhanna
07 Dec 2017 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298913

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ That is pretty funny. The chinis were among the earlier advocates for the bull-pup (along with the Brits and the Frenchies.) They issued it into their regular infantry. Unkil and Ivan, though, hated it. Now the PLA is going back to a conventional design lol. Glad the IA missed that so-called te...
by rkhanna
07 Dec 2017 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298913

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China is replacing the QBZ95 with a new rifle. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/M4HPD9I.png And following the trend looks like there is going to be a 10"-11" PDW/Carbine version as well for SOF/MOUT troops http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2...
by rkhanna
04 Dec 2017 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

shiv wrote:
nachiket wrote:It's from the exercise Indra 2017. More pictures here: <haram link removed>

That might explain the AK-103s


Ak103 has been in Marcos inventory for a long time now
by rkhanna
15 Nov 2017 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 460620

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Spanish EuroFighters (P1Eb upgrade) impress at Red Flag n pure number terms the Spanish Unit’s efforts were impressive — it dropped the most live ordance of any of the participants of this particular Red Flag and did so under real pressure. Maj Barranco says: “We dropped a total of 48 GBU​-16s, whi...
by rkhanna
15 Nov 2017 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Garuds in Israel - cross training with Unit 669 https://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.822530.1510574306!/image/1408873164.jpg_gen/derivatives/headline_857x482/1408873164.jpg https://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.822532.1510574281!/image/2995791826.jpg_gen/derivatives/size_1496xAuto/2995791826.jpg ht...
by rkhanna
08 Nov 2017 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2900
Views: 191153

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Thanks guys . Caught up at work and missed this news
by rkhanna
08 Nov 2017 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2900
Views: 191153

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Sputnik is claiming we just tested a Mach 6 Rail Gun?

Anybody have more information, can't trust Sputnik or IRDW
by rkhanna
24 Oct 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 140989

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

" both promoted by these principles, show that confidence is unwarranted because Russian anti-aircraft weaponry eliminated this advantage" My reading of the SAM coverage the Russians deployed in Syria was that it was full of holes and once Allied Aircraft got comfortable with their presenc...
by rkhanna
17 Oct 2017 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298913

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Clip of the J-31 opening its bay. Looks huge. https://i.imgur.com/njO21vc.gif Still no official support it seems. Probably will be hawked to Pakiland. An indication of the state of their industry when a chini PSU can design and build a prototype of a fvcking stealth fighter to pitch to the military...
by rkhanna
16 Oct 2017 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and Strategic Security
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Intelligence and Strategic Security

^^ Exactly what i am afraid about.
by rkhanna
16 Oct 2017 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and Strategic Security
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Intelligence and Strategic Security

Coming soon: Ministry of Defence’s cyber, space, special operations divisions According to sources, the proposals for the three new formations — Defence Cyber Agency, Defence Space Agency and a Special Operations Division — are with other ministries for approval as the resources for them have to co...
by rkhanna
13 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Garuds have been in the Valley for a while. We dont know what went down. CASO is a very very broad term. And so is the word Ambush. This incident so far based on public press releases does not point to any mistake (even if something did happen). The Garud unit was imbedded and under the command of ...
by rkhanna
13 Oct 2017 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Ajai Shukla claims they are around since 2005 and have even 2 HM commanders as kills in encounters Ajai Shukla is right and wrong. They have been since 2005 for protection of capital assets. Their Involvement in COIN is more recent. Secondly - Garuds are not "Training" with army soldiers....
by rkhanna
12 Oct 2017 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

It was a three man team with one injured and two martyred, sad day. This points out to tactical mistake in positioning in cordon and search, this guys needs change in tactics to be good scouts Garuds have been in the Valley for a while. We dont know what went down. CASO is a very very broad term. A...
by rkhanna
11 Oct 2017 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

sum wrote:Were they the 2 men killed in the encounter?


No. (dont think so) picture of Garuds form the Encounter. Identities no known.
by rkhanna
11 Oct 2017 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Garuds from the Encounter

Image
by rkhanna
11 Oct 2017 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Finally proof that Garud is operational in JK.

RIP to Casualties. wish we didnt have to find out this way
by rkhanna
04 Oct 2017 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3989
Views: 561503

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Seems like the INS Chakra suffered an accident ?! Anybody got any news?
by rkhanna
03 Oct 2017 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Looks like a bueat. Again with a Silencer with look way TFTA :) That being said i wish OFB would have given Sandeep a gun that had been well oiled. The Magazine and Charging Handle looked tougher to slide than needed to be. The one that he shot with was an older model. The newer model with the s...
by rkhanna
03 Oct 2017 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Looks like a bueat. Again with a Silencer with look way TFTA :)

That being said i wish OFB would have given Sandeep a gun that had been well oiled. The Magazine and Charging Handle looked tougher to slide than needed to be.
by rkhanna
29 Sep 2017 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

Folks: I am dying to see pictures of our troops in Kashmir operations wearing the new bulletproof helmets. Earlier reports said that the first lot will be received in August and will be distributed first to the frontline units, but I have not seen any pictures yet. What happened? Our boys have been...
by rkhanna
29 Sep 2017 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

NSG the premier counter terrorist force is in name only. Army has no respect for their operational capabilities. It is known in the inner circles that NSGs will never see any real action other than photo ops around our VVIPs. So the postings are very sought after and awarded almost always on nepoti...
by rkhanna
29 Sep 2017 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Dont forget Garuds will also start rotating in soon to gain experience. We have been hearing about it, but question is whether they will take up an AOR like Marcos and execute CT ops there. From what i understand they will be embedded with 31 RR and/or Army SF and not operate on their own. Outsi...
by rkhanna
28 Sep 2017 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298913

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just conducted its first live fire exercise. While there are reports that Japanese combat divers tested the defenses of PLAN ships in harbor.

Japan also has a base close to the Chinese
by rkhanna
28 Sep 2017 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565551

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Dont forget Garuds will also start rotating in soon to gain experience.
by rkhanna
22 Sep 2017 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575292

Re: Small Arms Thread

>>Second question why is the INSAS LMG not provided with a drum magazine. That will increase sustained fie rates.
<<

Think Magazines are a backward calculation of Army ORBAT of what the firepower of a Platoon needs to be.
by rkhanna
19 Sep 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3157
Views: 245712

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

"Agreed!! But does it necessitate an apple to Apple solution for this?? I would think not. It would be better to handle this with other assymetrical methods. One such eg is jeep mounted ATGM, purpose built for this situation. Or if armoured units are an absolute must then get some of those Vijy...
by rkhanna
18 Sep 2017 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3263
Views: 345000

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

"With close to 200 choppers planned, why would IA want 200-300 light tanks? when attack helicopters will be better than tank anyday in killing another tank."

Because Air Power cannot occupy ground won. Infantry will. And Infantry will need fire support/Armour on the ready.
by rkhanna
15 Sep 2017 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3157
Views: 245712

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

A Light tank could also form the core of a Dedicated Marine Infantry arm. (which if the rumors are to be believed is in the workings)

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