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by rkhanna
15 Jun 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327451

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is India The World's Best Bet To Counter China? https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/india-counter-china-indian-ocean_in_5cffa232e4b0b02180874458?utm_hp_ref=in-homepage ""If India has the will and enough capabilities, the Indian Ocean will become India’s Ocean," said Japanese security ...
by rkhanna
12 Jun 2019 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 42535

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/did-handlers-use-peer-to-peer-software-to-contact-pulwama-bomber/articleshow/68040176.cms an article on the use of peer to peer software service YSMS in the Pulwama Attack by terrorists. do read in full excerpts Quite probable that the Pakistanis developed/...
by rkhanna
11 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 330671

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

Kashi wrote:It's not for the French minister to decide or comment on matters of our sovereignty. I wish this was something lost in translation.


He did not.

You can roughly take the translation as - The Rafale is an instrument to enhance the national security of India -
by rkhanna
11 Jun 2019 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 42535

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

" allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company."

Indian or Phoren?!!!!
by rkhanna
05 Jun 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188242

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

any cuts woulds be made up by transferring costs to non-military budget items. ..is right. Expect some Sialkoti stats to demonstrate that def budget is being trimmed, while a lot of expenses are taken off the books or assigned elsewhere. Also expect the Baki "budget" to make increased all...
by rkhanna
18 May 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675496

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The SOD is not SOCOM. Its our JSOC - i.e a Tier 1 Counter Terrorism Unit. Current SOF structures will remain and they are providing the initial feeding stock to the SOD. Basis the information available so far, AFSOD is actually more like SOCOM than JSOC. Even under SOCOM, each organization has its ...
by rkhanna
18 May 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675496

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

... PS - Technical Services Division was nothing more than rolling in ELINT/SIGINT/Humint Capabilities with Door Kickers I am not sure what door kickers means, but sounds like this is what a Special Operations unit should be? I meant Assaulters - Military muscle to the Spooks The TSD was closest to...
by rkhanna
16 May 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675496

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

we need to set an example. and the easiest ones are zakir naik and mehul choksi who are not under foreign state protection. a shadowy KGB spetsnaz, mossad type unit reporting directly to director RAW, NSA and PM is needed drawn from SG, marcos, RAW, IB, NRTO, NIA to go after high value targets both...
by rkhanna
16 May 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675496

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ From ANI: Major General AK Dhingra appointed as the first Chief of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division. The tri-services formation will have Special Forces commandos from Army’s Parachute Regiment, Navy’s MARCOS and Air Force’s Garud Commando Force. Finally, our own 'SOCOM' I guess SG i...
by rkhanna
09 May 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642601

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Shukla getting takleef over the lady's reporting! :rotfl: He is engaging her on twitter!!! :lol: https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/1126071439583408128 ---> Not an ounce of proof presented to support this third-hand story, which seems to be full of holes. Why is it coming out 70 days after the s...
by rkhanna
07 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692502

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Some Interesting Stats on Chinese BARF (Belt and Road Forum) - 37 heads of state attended, up from 29 last year, with expanded commitments to international infrastructure investment; - total value of projects nominally in place estimated at over… $3 trillion - chinese government is well aware of int...
by rkhanna
04 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188242

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ Agree, Karan ji, that Cheen is a complex, paradoxical nation with both Soviet and Western elements. But here is my take. Mind you, I am free market biased. To me, the most interesting fact is that Cheen should have any Western elements (mainly the East Asian form of Western -- Japanese, Taiwane...
by rkhanna
23 Apr 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623357

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cybaru wrote:IAF will try and kill LCH acquisition, they just want foreign maal.


The value of the LCH is in High Altitude Warfare. The LCH is not going anywhere and will be integral to any brawl with Chin
by rkhanna
17 Apr 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

VikramA wrote:According to media reports IA has ordered 210 spike missiles and 12 launchers. Considering small no of launchers it might be special case for SF


Most likely a Testing batch. Will go to a unit in operational deployment . Just like the first batch of 350 Tavors we got.
by rkhanna
02 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642601

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan as I said it's about perspectives, to me draining Pak's economic wealth and pushing them into a corner is something we should be anyways doing . It should not need a Pulawama to happen for us to say we have other ways to make them pay . As for coming to left or people actually this was a good...
by rkhanna
30 Mar 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692502

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Manufacture is rapid. But induction? Probably not. We have satellite pictures in this thread where they had 20 odd J-10s stacked up on manufacturer grounds. It looks like they are outstripping the PLAAF's ability to accept them in terms of trained ground crews and pilots China has (all likely hood)...
by rkhanna
19 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558376

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 3040
Views: 414436

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: 775
Views: 188242

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 3040
Views: 414436

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: 3040
Views: 414436

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 2716
Views: 558376

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 4820
Views: 642601

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: 134893

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: 134893

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: 134893

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: 77642

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: 4628
Views: 803372

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: 775
Views: 188242

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: 268192

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: 4628
Views: 803372

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: 268192

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...

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