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by rkhanna
11 Dec 2017 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1684
Views: 242633

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: 1684
Views: 242633

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: 1684
Views: 242633

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: 3654
Views: 528379

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4804
Views: 425905

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 2747
Views: 155879

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: 2747
Views: 155879

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: 1181
Views: 112112

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: 1684
Views: 242633

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: 3728

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: 3728

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3376
Views: 462937

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: 3654
Views: 528379

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: 3654
Views: 528379

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: 3654
Views: 528379

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 1684
Views: 242633

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: 3908
Views: 540968

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: 3654
Views: 528379

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: 3109
Views: 221226

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: 2885
Views: 277844

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: 3109
Views: 221226

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)
by rkhanna
12 Sep 2017 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528379

Re: Small Arms Thread

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Imagine this puppy with a silenser
by rkhanna
07 Sep 2017 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 12823

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

(4) Exchanges between Japan Air Self Defence Force and Indian Air Force. The Ministers welcomed the participation of Vice Chief of Staff, JASDF in “Aero India-2017” in February 2017. They also welcomed the visit of Indian Air Force helicopter crews to JASDF’s Air Rescue Squadron in Hyakuri, expandi...
by rkhanna
04 Sep 2017 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3908
Views: 540968

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Rumour has that Israeli help was a sort of Thank you for Indian "Support" during the Entebbe operation. Indian support during Opn Entebbe? Is it possible to elaborate further here. My understanding is that Indian Intelligence had unique access and Intelligence on Dada Amin and the hostage...
by rkhanna
04 Sep 2017 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3908
Views: 540968

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Was this ever posted here? Huge lowdown on the SG with loads of pics: SPECIAL GROUP (4 VIKAS) : India’s Clandestine Unit I think it was Col MP Choudhary who founded/formed Special Group. That is correct. He was an ex 10SF officer and his tasking to raise SG was called Project Sunray. 6 men spent ti...
by rkhanna
04 Sep 2017 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3908
Views: 540968

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Amazing that live SpecOps are announced on twitter.
by rkhanna
29 Aug 2017 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528379

Re: Small Arms Thread

>>Recently some Israeli firm bagged orders for upgraded akms by assam rifles.<<

FAB Industries AK Mods are being deployed across many units - SF, SFF, RR 31 Cdo, JK SOG, Ghatak Units, CRPF
by rkhanna
19 Aug 2017 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1684
Views: 242633

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

With New Satellite, China Leads the World in Quantum Entanglement https://www.inverse.com/article/34094-quantum-entanglement-china-satellite-teleportation-micius China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribut...
by rkhanna
18 Aug 2017 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3908
Views: 540968

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ from the above article seems the Unit was Ambushed in Transit to their FOB? and not during an Operational Deployment. Wrong place wrong time i guess. However, An interesting article I once read by a Ranger/USASF about Seals talking about how SEALs are great in DA and Recce missions but if they ge...
by rkhanna
14 Aug 2017 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3376
Views: 462937

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

:x No takers for construction of India’s Next Generation of Nuclear Submarines http://defenceupdate.in/no-takers-for-construction-of-indias-next-generation-of-nuclear-submarines/amp/ Somehow feel its only half the story. Wonder what the actual thing is since hard to believe no one would takeup such...
by rkhanna
27 Jul 2017 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2811
Views: 233307

Re: International Military Discussion

Analysis of Turkish Leo 2 MBT experience (and losses) in hybrid SF and Armored Warfare in Syria


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