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by rkhanna
25 Apr 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275928

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: 875
Views: 72613

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: 2200
Views: 339692

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: 256
Views: 51826

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: 2395
Views: 322689

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: 191
Views: 27454

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: 2395
Views: 322689

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: 2395
Views: 322689

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: 3953
Views: 580798

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: 3953
Views: 580798

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: 3953
Views: 580798

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: 3363
Views: 336741

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: 1579
Views: 189633

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: 437
Views: 34729

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: 3363
Views: 336741

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: 3026
Views: 351476

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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: 2862
Views: 260021

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: 504
Views: 78916

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: 504
Views: 78916

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.

Image
by rkhanna
03 Feb 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600640

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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: 3953
Views: 580798

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: 2039
Views: 208870

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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...
by rkhanna
23 Jan 2018 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2395
Views: 322689

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

Its made by TV18. Which is an Indian Media Company owned by the Reliance Group. The parent Brand partner (History Channel) has little input in curation and production of regional content.
by rkhanna
17 Jan 2018 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600640

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thought HK had a ban on selling to the subcontinent.
by rkhanna
05 Jan 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600640

Re: Small Arms Thread

Yes that's 4 Vikas / SG.

PS that's NSGs kill house they are training at
by rkhanna
11 Dec 2017 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2200
Views: 339692

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: 2200
Views: 339692

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: 2200
Views: 339692

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: 3888
Views: 600640

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 480817

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: 3953
Views: 580798

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: 3047
Views: 228757

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: 3047
Views: 228757

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: 1579
Views: 189633

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: 2200
Views: 339692

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...

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