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by negi
23 Apr 2019 01:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5396
Views: 429631

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Government should facilitate but not get involved it's a falling knife it cannot be caught without inflicting damage ; governments by nature are inefficient they are not like private venture capitalists who specialise in taking apart defunct business and salvage some profit . Air India alone is enou...
by negi
22 Apr 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245502

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Sri Lanka is a sort of a chota paki at heart in the sense that they have consciously tried to deny their own roots and carve out an artificial identity of their own just like pakis do.
by negi
22 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245502

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I have no love lost for the pakis but the fact is cancer has spread far too deep ; 10 years ago idea of hating people to this level was limited to people within TSP borders . That hate has successfully managed to take deep roots in parts of India like WB, Kerala , TN , BD and some parts of gangetic ...
by negi
22 Apr 2019 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245502

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Cancer has metastasised even taking out TSP won't help anymore .
by negi
21 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^ Brave piece , well written . Now I am no grammar nazi and don't mind pingrezi when written with disdain it deserves but yours is a formal piece you might want to fix some typos 'Although the people of the Dharmic civilization has been at similar' .
by negi
20 Apr 2019 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The issue is not when people were born , the issue is with mindset behind seeking a government job. How many say they want to serve or give versus how many are attracted towards it because once you are in you are all set for life . That mindset remained unchallenged until the private sector bloomed ...
by negi
20 Apr 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

MVC and PVC are given for exceptional and rarest of rare examples of bravery . Precedent has to be there. he took on a gang of superior F-16's in a mig-21. that is exceptional in my eyes. pressed his attack at deadly peril. deserved at least a MVC. Bondhu you know better than me , look at MVC citat...
by negi
20 Apr 2019 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Those are some very serious allegations. Has it always been like this for UPSC? I always thought that UPSC represented the best and brightest of the country. IISC , ISRO , RRCAT , BARC, TIFR they don't select via UPSC. You know which departments come under the ambit of UPSC , the brightest generall...
by negi
20 Apr 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

MVC and PVC are given for exceptional and rarest of rare examples of bravery . Precedent has to be there.
by negi
20 Apr 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19874

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Engineeringitis needs to be avoided ; just because MKI's radar can be upgraded is not a reason enough to do so . Among the plethora of platform related deficiencies that IAF faces inadequacies of BARs if any are at the bottom of the list. Even from the recent developments it is clear that IAF lacks ...
by negi
20 Apr 2019 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Modi's report card in his own words, man speaks extempore better than anyone I know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4u_OgExD5o
by negi
20 Apr 2019 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409194

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

BRI looks like China's mini WTO to me ; desi babus obviously lack depth to understand what all this means it's a way for China to establish it's own limited sphere of influence where it runs the show akin to Amreeka within Nato/G5 . India is being invited to only provide this BRI formal legitimacy ....
by negi
19 Apr 2019 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5396
Views: 429631

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

You guys are talking about typical desi excesses ; this incident of pilot delaying flight from Jaipur had come in news where pilots refused to take off until their order of fresh 'ghewar' from a sweet shop had been delivered. Then there was this moron pilot who was caught giving flying lessons to an...
by negi
19 Apr 2019 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

See those who are gonna vote BJP will anyways vote ; all that is needed is for Modi to do one campaign in main areas of MP this election is still about for Modi vs against Modi .
by negi
19 Apr 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95510

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^ A country that has launched more than a dozen sats in dedicated orbits in a single launch does not have to do much to get such an ability, I agree with gist of UB's post i.e. taking down sats is relatively trivial thing when compared to taking out an ICBM in it's mid course , today everyone with m...
by negi
19 Apr 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UB sir has a sweet knife , cuts deep but slow and one feels the pain only after checking the wound . :mrgreen:
by negi
19 Apr 2019 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Hemant karkare and many like him belong to bhaiwood days of thullas ; that generation will slowly be replaced by folks with right moral compass over a period of time. IPS can celebrate it's own bravery with some Lux film awards type setting with filmstars , common public knows their relevance .
by negi
19 Apr 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95510

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Ashley J Tellis and many bwana dimags don't understand that in a real street fight no one wears gloves and throws punches , in fact the guy who grabs a nearby stone and smashes the other chap's skull often wins . If and when the real war would happen countries won't be wasting time on trying to make...
by negi
18 Apr 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184369

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

:mrgreen: Read this https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/npc/2018/march/din-06march2018.pdf 06 March 2018 India scraps mega Israeli deal for anti-tank missiles in favor of DRDO product “On account of indigenous development of 3rd Generation Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system by Defenc...
by negi
18 Apr 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650710

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese xerox masters remind me of school days when some kids at times would copy from another letter by letter but would underline their answers in red hoping examiner might given them an extra mark here or there .
by negi
18 Apr 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184369

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Spike was being evaluated by the IA long long time ago; we discussed it here on this forum itself. It's yet another example of a long asked system being procured on lines of 'urgent need' , LoC being hot these days and all media focus on elections would have expedited the process, it's a rather smal...
by negi
17 Apr 2019 11:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5396
Views: 429631

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The Unravelling Of Jet Airways, Revealed By A Pilot https://www.ndtv.com/blog/the-unravelling-of-jet-airways-revealed-by-a-pilot-2024056?pfrom=home-topstories Pilots were part of the gravy train ; it's sad to see the airline go down due to malpractices of few but when you sign up for an organisatio...
by negi
16 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

By logistics I never meant spares I meant seeking commonality in terms of ops , training etc . We operate AC from more US, UK, Ru , Fr and the list goes on even when importing AC for same mission instead of follow on order of the type we ended up ordering something completely different simply becaus...
by negi
16 Apr 2019 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532906

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Guys who negotiated for Emb got their cut and have moved ; new guys have new relationships to honour . Here relationships govern the purchase not logic.
by negi
16 Apr 2019 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

India has never thought about logistics when we import stuff it's always based on other variables ; if logistics was our thing we wouldn't operate world's most diverse AC fleet in terms of OEMs .
by negi
16 Apr 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

As per Sameer joshis article the F-16s missed the Mig-21s initially that's what prompted me to assume 21s were flying low enough to escape radar detection , even otherwise 21 has a pretty small RCS .
by negi
16 Apr 2019 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In real world 5-10 km here or there in a Mach 2 AC is not much , on paper it might look a lot .
by negi
16 Apr 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^ I think the background here is Mig-21s were vectored by our AEW asset after F-16s and MKIs had already made contact, the Mig-21s flew low and most probably silent until the they were close to the probable area of intercept as communicated to them by the Netra , the terrain gave them necessary cove...
by negi
16 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

As I said here on forum everything is seen on technical merits ; real life is different organisations have to preserve their turf etc etc . Our prioritization cannot be good or bad based on one or two purchases it is the way it is because of institutional culture and how we work, the same prioritzat...
by negi
16 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

You may feel that way ICG may not. India has done just fine without any BMD for all this while we could have waited for AAD to hit a commercial run , same with LCH over the Longbow , next version of INSAS with it's deficiencies fixed over the AK 203 etc etc but we chose to import because of some rea...
by negi
16 Apr 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It could be a simple case of 21s sneaking upon the 16s at a range which was closer to R-73s wheelhouse as against R-77s , at close ranges it's always better to engage using shorter range missile, besides R-73 is truly fire and forget .
by negi
16 Apr 2019 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

Well why is it a waste , when S400 , AK203 and dozens of similar imports are justified so is this . Every year the MoD has to do bandar bant between the services ICG has been asking for it's own medium range AC for a long long time , their pilots were spending time in IN bases and sharing IN assets ...
by negi
15 Apr 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I have always said on this forum people tend to ascribe too much power and motive to babus when it comes to decisions being made on the ground when it comes to fighting a war . While everyone has different opinion there is one thing I agree with what Tsarkar says I.e. there is a lot of overhead even...
by negi
15 Apr 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

These days everything is digital explode a big enough EMP and right from fuel pumps to radar controls and commn equipment everything will get fried ; along with that take out the local power grid and ATC and most of the infra is rendered useless.
by negi
11 Apr 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516511

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

Hey people can have an opinion and most importantly a perspective ; let's see it this way AM Nohwar has seen both phases i.e. when he was flying initially , TSP did not have the AIM 120 and then in late 2000s they got new AIM 120 C5s , we haven't inducted any BVR AAM after R-77 (Mica being medium ra...
by negi
11 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan as much as I like your data you have been missing from the dark side for too long ; I wish if it was as simple as military does not have funds or MoD has been the bottle neck . Anyways not a place for those rants , more when we meet .
by negi
11 Apr 2019 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117718

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Meerut and vulnerable ? That area has strong religious fault lines it was a relatively safe BJP seat. BJP wins whenever there is Hindu consolidation.
by negi
11 Apr 2019 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Elbit owns Soltam :) .
by negi
11 Apr 2019 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

NEZ estimations however sophisticated i.e. even if it's a figure arrived at after computing launch altitude and bogey's velocity vector will never be able to account for biggest factor here i.e. the terrain .
by negi
11 Apr 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384411

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Don't know about range thingy I don't think such data is ever shared out in open except for cases where we know of existing AIM 120 intercepts and at what altitude and range were they carried out . However I do agree with Austin's point that the system will give you enough indication as to whether t...

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