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by rkhanna
10 Dec 2018 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383877

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

vinod wrote:


I believe this is a Scene from a movie
by rkhanna
05 Dec 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 99198

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

TSPA jeep flipping over during IDEAS Circus in Karachi - 9FzhxJapxVE Lol..in a real life scenario can anyone imagine what a mess that would've been ?! the rescuers needed rescuing ! :rotfl: But thats what happens in real life no? Helos crash, vehicles have accidents or break down. but you still nee...
by rkhanna
04 Dec 2018 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 24723

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

^^ I have no doubt that in the years to come post this govt, we will hear of multitude of agencies, intel led activities which were raised and performed in this tenure The soldiers in the attack unit, apart from having top fighting skills, will know specialised field craft such as reading hi-tech m...
by rkhanna
29 Nov 2018 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China’s Untested Military Could Be a Force—or a Flop

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/27/ch ... or-a-flop/
by rkhanna
23 Nov 2018 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 206
Views: 30240

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Aroor says they are 3 Para SF. The new uniforms look cool on the boys and the beards suit them.. Question to the experienced: The American SF soldiers always seem to be carrying around more muscle on their frames.. Would that be a disadvantage in long duration missions? Never seen a muscle bound In...
by rkhanna
19 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383877

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

As an FYI From Certain items that have come across my desk at work it seems that Airbus is pushing hard the Qinetiq Zephyr Drone - HAPS program for both Civilian as well as Military Use Solar Powered 300+ hrs Endurance (Zepher 7) | US Military tested a Smaller Drone at 82hrs Alt- 61,000Ft 2.5-5kg pa...
by rkhanna
13 Nov 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

ramana wrote:Excellent insight.

So in other words the INSAS rifle is effectively already a carbine!
As M4 is ~18"
?



M4 has a 14.5" (370mm) barrel length / The M16A3/A4 has a 20" barrel length.
by rkhanna
12 Nov 2018 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400408

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Do the Pakis have some advantage in the number/ training/ equipment of their snipers at present, which they are pressing so hard? I understand our Dragunov sniper rifles were bought quite some time ago. Is theer a gap currently that the Pakis are exploiting with these relentless sniper attacks? Pak...
by rkhanna
06 Nov 2018 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ the wording is interesting "Aviation Cause" - The Politburo saw Airplane and Ship building as a critical piece of National Security and National Interest. Not a simple ROI.
by rkhanna
06 Nov 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 198076

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Looks like the Pilot is Sky Surfing :)
by rkhanna
05 Nov 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34197

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Looks like the Arihant has completed its first deterrence patrol and has returned today

Are its weapon systems with nuclear payload operational?
by rkhanna
05 Nov 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 24723

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

@Kati - The breach of CIA Level II comms is true. It set back HUMINT within the PRC decades for the Americans. SOFREP had a seriesof articles on this issue.
by rkhanna
24 Oct 2018 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^ interesting but no comment on the West European Companies? HK / FN? or does the "AR-10" comment cover all of them? from the comments section of same article - interesting points "Very interesting read and good information. Only a few things I feel like should be mentioned. Some of...
by rkhanna
23 Oct 2018 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 24723

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

^^^ What happened to the CCCS that was set up with so much interest by Raman-sir? Also, do we have a unkil-type "bubble room" where crucial NSCS meetings should take place to deter all kinds of eavesdropping. You mean the american "SCIF" (Sensitive Compartmented Information Faci...
by rkhanna
22 Oct 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

The recently released CZ Bren 2 BR (Battle Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51 wI_nO4OmCBg Needs a little better recoil management system https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DSC_0254_3.jpg I am not wrong I believe the Charging handle design on the CZ has some issues. Operating th...
by rkhanna
03 Oct 2018 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ So SOD will be a amalgamation of 3 different Units into one cohesive force with its own aviation / logistics etc - Assuming to chase Strategic and NatSec Priority Missions. So its like a JSOC like structure answering directly to Cabinet Secretariate. If that is the case where does Special Group f...
by rkhanna
03 Oct 2018 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

Where do they train and who trains them? AFAIK Ghatak - concept and actual on the ground reality is a big Khichdi and varies from Regiment to Regiment. On Average Ghatak Platoon Guys are the men in the battalion who scored highest marks at Belgaum (officers - mandatory) and Those who completed Belg...
by rkhanna
28 Aug 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 206
Views: 30240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Fundamentally these are photo op exercises. Paks show off their M4s, we show off our tavors. Along with RajRif, ParaSF boys have gone as well. The entire Pak squad is SSG and it's variation. So a H&D exercise for Paks. Pakistan as a policy i think only sends their SSG (i remmeber reading it on ...
by rkhanna
28 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 206
Views: 30240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

http://zeenews.india.com/india/sco-2018-iaf-s-il76-takes-off-with-army-personnel-in-joint-anti-insurgent-exercise-2136605.html As part of the Exercise Peace Mission of the armed forces, IL76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off with two squads of special forces of the Indian Army. The exercise ...
by rkhanna
23 Aug 2018 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Vostok 2018 : CHina to sent 1 Brigade (3200 troops + 30 Aviation Assets) to Russia for exercises

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/21/asia ... index.html
by rkhanna
23 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Well because of the Side Egress for Troops the Blackhawk does make for a better Urban Assault Helo than the Mi-17. However time for ramp based helo's is longer to discharge their cargo and thus more vulnerable to ground fire. And from what i remmember reading the Blackhawk has some of the best crash...
by rkhanna
21 Aug 2018 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

[possibly not for this thread but didnt know where else to post] Fantastic coup if true. They are Really pushing the envelop to develop their "Superpower Narrative" . "Strange how it keeps happening, how the greatest works of Chinese art keep getting brazenly stolen from museums aroun...
by rkhanna
18 Aug 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A CIA double agent and bad software led to China executing as many as 30 American intelligence assets https://thenewsrep.com/107248/a-cia-double-agent-and-bad-software-led-to-china-executing-as-many-as-30-american-intelligence-assets/ "The breach, it turns out, began with the covert digital pla...
by rkhanna
18 Aug 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

This is not only about precision. Is the LMT gas or piston operated.. This is my personal view that IA being a trained force supposed to be more precise and we should give them the best tool available. Spraying bullet like a haji is not the job of a trained man and precision in the rifle is paramou...
by rkhanna
14 Aug 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305731

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

andy B wrote:Hot damn Kakarat many thanks for posting this! Tum jiyo hazzaro saat.

The turbo cat is back! Man I cant even recall how long ago was Swat Cats yeeeesshhhh! :rotfl: great memories of watching the boys swatting jets out of the skies.


Kats ;p
by rkhanna
08 Aug 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343518

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

^ Is this the one where we lost 1 officer+ 3 soldiers? The latest report in parliament about operation all out tabled mentions 100 terrorists killed for loosing 43 of ours. Seems like a horrendous kill ratio of 2:1 compred to the earlier 5:1 or 6:1 Operation All Out: 100 terrorists, 43 security per...
by rkhanna
02 Aug 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 860
Views: 177359

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Can we compare them both? SSG69 and Dragunov? 7.62x 51 mm NATO https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_SSG_69#Users SVD 63 7.62x 54 mm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragunov_(SVD-63)_sniper_rifle Snipers are being trained for 8 WEEKS!!. lol. Dobt think equipment is going to make much of a differenc...
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422854

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Thanks. Looks like the alledged Rot in the unit has precedence set by previous Commanders. Almost looks like a systemic change in ethos of the 3 CISU. This is more than a simple " Army is a reflection of the population argument" and "shitte happens in the fog of war argument".
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422854

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ You can google it. Story is in Asian Age and Indian Express as well. Manipur HC has asked GOC 3 Corp to Produce the Col in Court. including his alledged Abductors a "Lieutenant Colonel Nanda and Major Rathod" https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/manipur/manipur-hc-directs-...
by rkhanna
31 Jul 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422854

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ This after what happened to Col Shekhawat. Sad :(

IMO the Army/Paramils need to take a look at the culture that has been built into COIN ops over the past 20-30 years and it now needs a course correction.
by rkhanna
25 Jul 2018 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240995

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I read an incredible thing on Reddit.

During Trials the Arjun used to get "sabotaged" so often that DRDO had to eventually install a black box like device to moniter the Tanks. any credence to this?!!
by rkhanna
20 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 206
Views: 30240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Indian team reaches Moscow for International Army Games - The Hindu An Indian Army team has reached Moscow to participate in the International Army games scheduled from July 28 to August 11. The Army games are organised annually by Russia and this year 28 competitions will be held in seven countrie...
by rkhanna
11 Jul 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Read his book on Sri Lanka. I can't believe nobody has bought the rights to turn them into movies yet . What's the name of the book khannaji? Any links would be much appreciated. Its called the Beckoning Isle. http://www.abhaysapru.com/books/ Stories told to me by my mother's late cousin of his tim...
by rkhanna
07 Jul 2018 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Here you go: http://blogs.rediff.com/kashmirdiary/2006/09/ Thanks. Much appreciated. IMHO this is the best account of CI Ops in Kashmir i have read , in addition to one of the books by Abhay Sapru https://www.amazon.in/Valley-Shadows-Abhay-Narayan-Sapru/dp/8183281842/ref=sr_1_2/259-6825422-5207764?...
by rkhanna
07 Jul 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527678

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For what its worth "China unveils laser “assault rifle” https://sofrep.com/105341/china-unveils-laser-assault-rifle-that-can-set-your-clothes-on-fire-from-800-meters/ "Technically speaking, the new ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle, designed and built by China’s Xian Institute of Optics and Pre...
by rkhanna
22 Jun 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

ks_sachin wrote:The point is that they will get to shoot when someone is shooting back. It is idiocy to think that NSG will use NSG tactics in the valley.



Then what was the point of spending time and money training them only to untrain them - making them less effective in their primary task of CT/HRT
by rkhanna
18 Jun 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007189874590400513 ---> A Para SF Operative from a RCL Team firing an Indian-produced Carl Gustav M3 Recoil-Less Rifle while another operative who is armed with Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle with MARS Red Dot Sight assists him. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df...
by rkhanna
15 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633758

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

nachiket wrote:^^This must be during the Blue Flag exercise in Israel. Interestingly, the IAF sent the Garuds in a C-130J for the exercise, but no fighter jets.


Crawl. Walk. Run. IAF observers monitored the exercise. Next time combat jets would participate
by rkhanna
21 May 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708705

Re: Small Arms Thread

These state police forces have good tactical gear. But what about their level of training? NSG has taken the mentor role for all the police SWAT units in india. The annual police commando competition is now serious business where they go head to head against NSG and each other in various drills. ht...

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