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by Bharadwaj
08 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33460

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

A great week for Indigenous development.
by Bharadwaj
06 Sep 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Picklu, AFAIK only the Army and Air Force are acquiring the Ka-226. Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA...
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The impression one gets is that there is a commitment to the Tejas at the highest levels so let us wait a few more months and not get into glass half empty mode. They have agreed on base price which is the most critical aspect.
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

And now the videos....

LUH on High Altitude trials in the Himalayas

Video #1 --> https://twitter.com/i/status/1169541193048281089

Video #2 --> https://twitter.com/i/status/1169541647270432768
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The LUH will be a true god send for our forces in the high altitude border areas. It will be far cheaper to operate than a twin engined heli but will have almost similar capabilities to the dhruv.
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lca-pricing-issue-sorted-out-defence-ministry/article29340242.ece “Pricing, which was under discussion with the costing committee, has been finalised two days back in a meeting with the Secretary of Defence Production. Now, discussion for the support package is ...
by Bharadwaj
02 Sep 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The import lobby will be sh**ing bricks looking at these photos.

Image
https://twitter.com/hvtiaf
by Bharadwaj
30 Aug 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Harsh Vardhan Thakur LUH scales DBO and beyond, landing at J Top at >18000feet at ISA+25°C https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1167399983663857664 The 226 is a waste of money. This bird will fly rings around it. We can use our Russian purchase obligations for things which we do not have a domestic op...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

http://zeenews.india.com/india/hal-bolsters-sukhoi-su-30-mki-repair-and-overhaul-capability-ramps-up-tejas-lca-production-2219840.html According to Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik the task of integrating Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on IAF Su-30 MKI "will also be a gainful utilisa...
by Bharadwaj
12 Jun 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The latest imagery from google of Sulur brought joy to this jingo. Long have I waited to see the dart like shape showing up on satellite imagery.
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Slightly ot -I have searched but no found an answer on this- is there any restriction on a retd Army chief becoming the RM?
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The rhona in the usual channels is making this even more sweet.
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

kittoo wrote:
Ardeshir wrote:Arnabda: Sunny Leone leading...Sunny Deol leading from Gurdaspur :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


LOL yeah. Arnabda is a little too excited.


Arnaaaaaaab Ye Dai kilo ka haath...... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This Ndtv seems to have very different numbers- not looking good if they are accurate. Dhoti shivering again.
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

CNN IBN has had the best ground reports for the last few elections and the shiver is lessening seeing them
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113231

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NDTV showing NDA down 20 odd seats from last time based on leads.... Dhoti in full shiver mode
by Bharadwaj
21 Apr 2019 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 913
Views: 40529

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

News 18 reporting the suspect(s) had targeted our high commission in Colombo earlier in the month.
by Bharadwaj
20 Apr 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

A few squadrons of su-57 along with the mki upgrade may not be a bad idea...While it may not match the uber 22 it will be sufficient for dealing with solahs, updated flankers and the (J)frigate -20. If one tenth of what VIshnu Som's sources claim is true, we will need to act quickly. I also doubt if...
by Bharadwaj
11 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317438

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

One understands IAf's concerns about this bird but there appears to be no long term strategy to replace the su30s while our neighbor has a large LO bird entering service. There is no doubt that the rafale plus spectra can deal with this but that is only 36 aircraft and it also does not offer some of...
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

There is no 6g restriction- it is 8g as Indranil has told us. The 6g was not a quote from the group captain. GC Dhankar was talking in general terms about agility being still a need. Please read the full article on the FG website which will give the context of his views on the merge. It has nothing ...
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Grp Cpt Dhankar sounds like he pretty much has the Bird sussed out completely... Must be itching to have a go at some solahs and bandars :twisted:
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

See... this is the problem when you get up at 730am after a late night... you start hallucinating. FG writing a glowing piece on tejas? I am going back to sleep.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

Ok. I will bite this. Last time, I was clad in my freshly painted chain mail and swinging sword left and right, really expected support from capitol. It never came. I was very disappointed. My angst was totally justified. Finally, our GoI engaging paki spin-masters head on. It's about time. Actuall...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

A video which captures the max rate turns at Lima very well.

The 22-23 second 360 turns appear to be faster than what the F-18 demonstrated in the same conditions.

by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

Looks like full briefing was given to a group of media just now. GOI and IAF have moved very quickly to counter the BS but explicitly revealing that we have full signatures and radio intercepts of the episode still feels a tad more than what they may have wanted to. Why? What's important is getting...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

Looks like full briefing was given to a group of media just now. GOI and IAF have moved very quickly to counter the BS but explicitly revealing that we have full signatures and radio intercepts of the episode still feels a tad more than what they may have wanted to.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

We are being made to reveal capabilities but I guess GOI and IAF had no choice here... There is no need to reveal anything to satisfy folks on social media. Saar unfortunately this fraud narrative was picked up by more than just social media. Hence now another official IAF statement had to be made....
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

We are being made to reveal capabilities but I guess GOI and IAF had no choice here...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

Surprisingly him of the mustache fame is out front in the efforts to question the validity of this article.... Has made a series of valid queries.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

That so called top class equipment becomes a dud when the SD and Pentagon deep state favor the Porkis in a all out conflict.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

If we continue to buy Khan defense equipment after this.... We are the biggest fools on the planet.
by Bharadwaj
27 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The combination of low rcs, agility and solid sensor setup means the bird would have caused hell to the solahs on FEB 27(iam not questioning the bisons suitability). The IAF has its reasons to wait till next year but the sooner one squadron is based near the porkis the better it is.
by Bharadwaj
26 Mar 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

SaiK wrote:
suryag wrote:Tejas @ LIMA

wow!!!!

LIMA'19 - Sneak peek of the Tejas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvaf6zcUhzM


what a video! The roar at 0:34 is goosebumps times!


IAF should hire this person to do a full promo video on the Tejas. :eek:
by Bharadwaj
24 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^ Yes, performance at AI has always been a little bit on the cautious side. Tejas did superbly even during Bahrain were as on our skies, its displays are good but lacks energy as you put it. Thanks for the video link. Edit: After watching the video, may be its the angle or something, but it seems ...
by Bharadwaj
24 Mar 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300060

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Aree sirjis DDM ko choddo.... Our bird is putting on quiet the show in Malaysia- lot more energy in the display than what was shown at Aero India- I guess operating restrictions are less from the Malaysians.The cranking around during the 360 turn at 70 seconds into the video is a lot crisper than in...
by Bharadwaj
08 Mar 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

Pakistan broke LoC rules; India went by book http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-broke-loc-rules-india-went-by-book/articleshow/68312074.cms A much clearer picture... Pakis took the first shot and by the time the su-30 and mirages had recovered from defensive action the f-16s ...
by Bharadwaj
08 Mar 2019 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

The f16 is said to have taken shots from 40-50km... even if the sukhois had the r27 instead of the r77 they could have fired back. Even the mirages were said to be locked on and did not retaliate. Perhaps the cap were only cleared for wvr and equipped only for that?
by Bharadwaj
06 Mar 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

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

After reading the IAF release from yesterday lets just say I am no longer that averse anymore to the choice of certain equipment on the tejas mk1a. Ok I will shut up now before i get banned.

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