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by rkhanna
17 Oct 2017 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1612
Views: 221312

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: 22
Views: 3259

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: 22
Views: 3259

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Garuds from the Encounter

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by rkhanna
11 Oct 2017 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 2937
Views: 391331

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 1612
Views: 221312

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 3107
Views: 211961

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: 2669
Views: 247752

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: 3107
Views: 211961

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 108
Views: 9827

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 3558
Views: 499171

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: 1612
Views: 221312

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: 3895
Views: 527214

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: 2937
Views: 391331

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: 2791
Views: 223433

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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by rkhanna
13 Jul 2017 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2918
Views: 234116

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

@surya Without commenting on the man's politics or other views. I have had similar conversations with army veterans who have parroted similar views for a very long time. Our Mod and military brass has had its head in the sand for a very long time. On a strategic level - our sniper capability is just...
by rkhanna
30 Jun 2017 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2773
Views: 268548

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^ IMO we are over simplifying something by giving it nefarious overtones. Alot of Chinese imports (by value) are inputs to our industry - Either Domestic supply cannot be matched on cost/quality basis or There is no domestic substitute and Western imports are just too expensive. Stopping Chinese (o...
by rkhanna
23 Jun 2017 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 16881

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

>>I wish the inquiry on how the terrorists reached the base is also released and action taken.<<<

What and implicate the Politicians and their drug dealers?! Yea right
by rkhanna
12 Jun 2017 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2035
Views: 304577

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

>>Plus, the reason for which 10 Para SF might find it useful might well be because of their nature of ops and deployment. << That is very much so. The DJI system is seen as a direct aid to their Point Man only. In the desert with less LOS limitations and where sound travels its a boon. They dont nee...
by rkhanna
09 Jun 2017 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2035
Views: 304577

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Ironically a DJI drone was also trialed by the CRPF . lol DHI is a hobby system. Does not perform well in windsheer, Does not yet have the capability to do pre-progammed routes via waypoints. IA also wants Sattelite linked Drones to provide Beyond LOS capability. (specially in mountainous regions) A...
by rkhanna
09 Jun 2017 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1327
Views: 234871

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Post an old article on India's missile program from the west. 1995. We have indeed come a long way As Indian scientists watched their new space rocket ascend over the Indian Ocean, they were jubilant. The rocket’s four giant stages lifted a three-quarter ton satellite into a near polar orbit, a trem...
by rkhanna
09 Jun 2017 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2035
Views: 304577

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Chaiwalla news: The Ideaforge/DRDO Netra has been the biggest flop out there. Now earning an extremely bad reputation. Few incidents highlighted to me 1) A CRPF Commander is probably in the dock now because they have "lost" than 10 drones. And wont touch them with a barge pole. They are ex...
by rkhanna
03 Jun 2017 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2773
Views: 268548

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

>>Bheeshma wrote: I did not mean Garuthma for some border out-post but paki army HQ and centers 20-30 Km inside PoK. These posts can be taken out by 105 mm and Carl gustav's. CGs and 105mms for 20-30 km targets ?? <<< I think Bheeshma means the 105s/CG are enough for the Outposts along the IB/LOC.
by rkhanna
02 Jun 2017 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3895
Views: 527214

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

>>Also, each SF battalion has a affinity to particular region when it comes to recruits. Jodhpur chaps have Jats, Rajput, Ahir, Gujjar, Yadavs etc while fellows in Udhampur have more of mountain tribes - Himachal, J&K, UK, Punjab etc. << Most important point as Language / Cultural Training to ex...

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