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by rkhanna
11 Jul 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 2486
Views: 401517

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: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 4054
Views: 645655

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...
by rkhanna
18 May 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126950

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Post upgradation Tejas’ Mark-2 to become a medium weight fighter Aeronautical Development Agency, the design agency of the indigenous fighter aircraft programme, has finalised the systems and is looking to freeze the design of the medium weight fighter in a couple of months, a top scientist told ET...
by rkhanna
14 May 2018 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645655

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^ SCAR H / FN-2000 and P90 already operational with the SPG and Special Group
by rkhanna
11 May 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2486
Views: 401517

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China denies lasing American pilots in Djibout "he Pentagon claimed last Thursday that two U.S. pilots had been injured as a result of Chinese nationals shining military grade laser pointers into their eyes as they came in to land at the U.S. base in Djibouti. The injuries followed claims that ...
by rkhanna
10 May 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255323

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

Assuming the PLA also understands the bottleneck of the strait what are its offense options?

Long Ranger Bombers to take out the AN Command? BM? SOF action against the Island?
by rkhanna
03 May 2018 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343184

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

As an advanced training aircraft, the Yak-130 is able to replicate the characteristics of several 4+ generation fighters as well as the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57. What charecteristics of the Su-57 is the Yak able to replicate? Think its only to do with the "Digital Cockpit" and Data/N...
by rkhanna
03 May 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1831
Views: 355412

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

But what will we do for the next 15 years without a stealth bird while our enemies operate them from 2020 onwards? Errr, to catch an invisible man, one doesnt field another invisible man. One improves detection technology. Elta 2084 operated by IAF 230 Signal Unit and other units that ACM Dhanoa re...
by rkhanna
25 Apr 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315862

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The report says - IAF took nine months to prepare for GaganShakti-2018. Its like a War Like scenario Is this time justified or situation will differ when actual war scenario arise ? I think (like the Chinese pointed out) no other AirForce other than the USAF has done a mass mobilization like this s...
by rkhanna
17 Apr 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 885
Views: 77161

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Previous one was "A similar incident that took play on May 31st, 2012" from the SOFREP article. The Comment refers to this being the second Engine Failure at Joint Base Elmendorf (does not mention Aircraft type) PS. The Marines have lost a significant number of Aircraft over the past year ...
by rkhanna
12 Apr 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2486
Views: 401517

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Dont know if it has been posted here. China seems to be working on a Bomber Carried Ballistic Missile (Air to Ground) using the H-8 as a launch platform to target Carriers "China, however, may already be working on a way to offset any progress the Navy might be making. New images have surfaced ...
by rkhanna
10 Apr 2018 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 79370

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

For what its worth. if you in a mood to lol Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has discussed with Sputnik the issues of Moscow-Islamabad cooperation and the purchases of Russian hardware by Pakistan. Purchases of Su-35 Jets, Air Defense Systems and T-90 Tanks MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Khurram ...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2398
Views: 331759

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

Local Kashmiris often surrender, especially if there is a political or IB guarantee of some back room deals. Plenty of Ikhwanis, SPOs and even Territorial Army personnel come from surrendered militants. It is a practical measure. Sirji - IMO you refer to a different time. Sadly alot fewer these day...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 31925

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

dont know if this has been posted before - (mods please move to appropriate thread if this is in the wrong place) Help rehabilitate a War Veteran and 1971 PoW https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helpawarhero SOME MEN DREAM OF BEING A HERO, OTHERS RELIVE IT IN THEIR NIGHTMARES.. Capt Vijendra Singh Gurung...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2398
Views: 331759

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

Even our SOF in the mountains while laying an Ambush have to call out a warning for surrender before engaging. Such are the SOPs. Then what is the point of even employing SF. Isn't the basic premise of special operations based on Speed, Surprise and Violence of action. And by the way how many muj a...
by rkhanna
03 Apr 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2398
Views: 331759

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

I read this somewhere. It seems IA is forced to ask for surrender on loud speaker before it is allowed to use force. No wonder the whole neighborhood gets to know the moment any ops start and with mobile how long does it take to assemble as crowd. IA has its hands tied in multiple ways. Even our SO...
by rkhanna
01 Apr 2018 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609318

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Yes just googled it you are correct. Apologies memory with names has gotten fuzzy. But Indian SF were there with the NA prior to the invasion and played a key role in helping CIA and ODA teams link with with the broader NA and also give early Intel on the Taliban that helped prep the ground for the ...
by rkhanna
31 Mar 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609318

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Sorry. Misspoke his name was Shah masoud Nick named the tiger. He was the leader of the Northern Alliance and assassinated the day before 9/11 by an AQ operative disguised as a reporter India had a permanent cadre as advisors with the NA . Rolled back their presence once handed over to the Americans...
by rkhanna
31 Mar 2018 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609318

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^ I remember that Indian SF (most likely SG) was present in Astan during the early days of the Invasion. They were part of the Advisory contingent of Tiger Mehmood and helped with the Link up of the First ODA's in country.

Didnt realise they were still there in 2004! Interesting.
by rkhanna
22 Mar 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 371945

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014



err is the picture in the article of a Pakistani soldier?
by rkhanna
20 Mar 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1668
Views: 214594

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Note: Look what happened to some DRDO products like Abhay ICV. Did the IA buy any? While I agree with the sentiment the example is off. The Abhay was ALWAYS a pre-technology demonstrator/platform and was never intended to be offered to the forces. Its a platform where various DRDO R&D for AVs (...
by rkhanna
15 Mar 2018 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60798

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

From the article "Richard A. Bitzinger, visiting senior fellow at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said he did not expect a resolution in even the next two to three years. “I am never surprised by what the Indians do when it comes to their procurement tenders. They are ...
by rkhanna
09 Mar 2018 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 371945

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Army officer scales peak, stumbles across outpost named after her dad. A young woman lieutenant in the Indian Army, posted in Tenga, Arunachal Pradesh, was on an initiation tour recently, which took her to a post at Kyapho in the Tawang sector. The post was named "Ashish Top". Her curiosi...
by rkhanna
01 Mar 2018 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3034
Views: 366439

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^ Sorry but honestly even Modi would not have the stomach to Proactively engage Pakistan in a full military Conflict. India simply cannot afford it. a Repeat of 1971 could easily put a massive hole in our treasury. The present govt is already feeling the pinch with the Fisc widening. Imagine what ...
by rkhanna
01 Mar 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645655

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is that a commando or an underwear model? lol I doubt SF units like being photographed They do, if you ask them nicely :) That is a MARCOS operator and if you spend times on Shatrujeet's and INDRA's FB pages you will know that they all like being photographed and from what i understand there is a t...
by rkhanna
28 Feb 2018 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2867
Views: 277802

Re: International Military Discussion

Dont Know where to post this. But looks like recent news coming out of Syria seems like to indicate that the Russians (Through a Proxy PMC) have lost almost a battalion sized formation to American Fire. "A battalion worth a Russian mercenaries have been killed in Syria by the United States mili...
by rkhanna
26 Feb 2018 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126950

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

From Astra Microwave Analyst Call http://www.moneycontrol.com/stocks/reports/astra-microwave-products-earnings-call-transcript-10642881.html "Ketan Gandhi: Sir any update on Project Uttam? M.V. Reddy: Project Uttam LRDE has completed the development part of it and only the aircraft integration ...
by rkhanna
26 Feb 2018 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126950

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

From the DRDO's Chairman's message. The AESA has finished ground Evaluation at LRDE and STIR and is ready for integration with the LCA.

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by rkhanna
03 Feb 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645655

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: 4054
Views: 645655

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: 4054
Views: 645655

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: 3986
Views: 609318

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: 2045
Views: 215912

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: 4054
Views: 645655

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: 4054
Views: 645655

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...

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