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by Nikhil T
27 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 533417

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

Some previously unknown info here Shekhar Gupta: What the IAF PAF dogfight reveals Whether the Rafale deal is a scam or the best thing for India’s defence is for more eminent people to debate. Let me, meanwhile, list four facts emerging from the February 26-27 air skirmishes to bring the story of wh...
by Nikhil T
23 Mar 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 145635

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Rahul bedi mentioned in janes "Manufacturing of the first 36 units is expected to be completed by December, while another 48 guns are set to be delivered in 2020" https://www.janes.com/article/86615/indian-mod-approves-local-production-of-114-dhanush-howitzers I hope the producton figures...
by Nikhil T
23 Mar 2019 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265831

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Also, the rhetoric and the war mongering from the announcers is ridiculous, even by TSP standards. They’re frequently referencing “recent conflict”. How I wish we had downed their F16 over our territory. They need another lesson.
by Nikhil T
23 Mar 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265831

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Anyone watching Pak military parade? Maj Gen GhafooL and ISPR have tweeted a link. Right now Paki fizaiya is doing acrobatics with Bandaar and the announcer (a Group Captain) said that PAF is the only Air Force in the world to manufacture a high tech aircraft like Bandar. The Turks and the PLAAF als...
by Nikhil T
18 Mar 2019 11:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 9560

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

RIP brave soldier and may you return to serve Bharat again. Somehow, it feels like a personal loss - only happened twice before - APJ Kalam and Atal.
by Nikhil T
14 Mar 2019 05:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 787601

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/NayanimaBasu/status/1105896735300378626 >>India's statement after China's backing Paki Terror<<< (I am fairly happy with India's statement.. specially the last para -- India will do it's thing with or without China) Disagree. This statement was very weak. "on account of a m...
by Nikhil T
02 Mar 2019 06:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 787601

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Our casualties are salaried professionals while theirs are not. So a thousand cuts has worked. They had a long term vision and they executed. Engaging in a dog fight, POW exchanges, Conventional hostilities elevates their status as equals. A single war will never be enough to fix things, its just a...
by Nikhil T
27 Feb 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161116

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Economic Times - Prime Minister Narendra Modi cut short his address at a function in Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday and rushed to attend a meeting to review the security situation arising out of Pakistan's attempt to violate Indian air space. Modi was replying to the questions from youngsters during the...
by Nikhil T
27 Feb 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161116

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This is a terrible outcome for IAF today. First the helicopter crash and now a downed jet with a captured pilot. I think GoI statement must be imminent.
by Nikhil T
27 Feb 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161116

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

DGISPR having a press conference and repeating claim about IAF pilot shot down. They’re showing pics of pilots belongings. It would be very foolish for them to go out and announce this without having the pilot. Hope God gives strength to IAF pilots.
by Nikhil T
27 Feb 2019 13:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161116

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Flight radar shows several international flights to Europe turning back over Rajasthan because Pak has closed airspace

https://www.flightradar24.com/FIN122/1fa272ab
by Nikhil T
26 Feb 2019 07:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

AEW flying over Bathinda after close trip to LoC

https://www.flightradar24.com/SONA/1f9efcca
by Nikhil T
26 Feb 2019 07:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

Vishnu Som: Strong reports of IAF strikes on Pak targets in the early hours of the morning. Crucial for official reactions. Pak also confirms we hit.
by Nikhil T
26 Feb 2019 07:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

Update from Jarnail:

Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage.

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by Nikhil T
26 Feb 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 38244

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Not sure where else to post this, but I was disappointed that the BJP didn't invite key political figures from other parties to attend the opening of the National War Memorial. We have several living defence ministers, many of whom have sent men and women in harm's way, surely those could be invited...
by Nikhil T
23 Feb 2019 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 416501

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Can any gurus enlighten why India got into a seemingly unequal treaty? 25% water share with >80% population share? There must be more to it.
by Nikhil T
22 Feb 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

UNSC issues statement condemning Pulwama, names Jaish; China Opposed It. NEW DELHI: In a significant statement on the Pulwama terror attack, the United Nations Security Council has condemned the suicide bombing in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed, and named Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Pakistan-based te...
by Nikhil T
20 Feb 2019 05:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

Nikhil T, point out the instances of bigotry etc and we can take action, delete the posts etc. Otherwise, please dont engage in these shoot and scoot tactics of tarring and feathering the forum based on your POV. That's as unacceptable as any bigotry etc in itself. You could have reported the speci...
by Nikhil T
20 Feb 2019 05:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

Mods - I've read all 38 pages of this thread and I'm sorry to say I'm disappointed in BRF. Far from actionable suggestions, we are discussing petty politics, turning Kashmir into a prison camp and anti-Muslim bigotry. (Side note: since when is this blatant religious bigotry allowed on BRF? We have s...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2019 13:36
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 49520

Re: Aero India 2019

One pilot confirmed dead. Om shanti.

It’s a repeat of a similar incident in 2006, which caused two fatalities. Hope the second pilot makes it.
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195204

Re: Pulwama Attack

RIP brave 5 soldiers who lost their lives today. Om shanti. The vermin Ajai Shooklaw is spreading anti-Modi venom as usual. I seriously think he has lost his bearing. From his Twitter: Three days after Pulwama, two "facts" and a question: Fact 1: Pakistan Army and the ISI were behind the c...
by Nikhil T
13 Feb 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473318

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

Hindu: Rafale deal not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer Wow. The Hindu has put up the entire 8 page dissent note submitted by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team. Regardless of the concerns raised, the MoD is leaking sensitive docs like crazy. NaMo has certainly upset some very powerfu...
by Nikhil T
26 Jan 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 55275

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Never seen an article like this in Economic Times. Let's keep a pin on this .. Air India on a top-secret mission? Intense speculation that Air India could be readying a mission that involves sending a long-range non-stop flight to bring back a highvalue target early next week swept aviation circles ...
by Nikhil T
16 Jan 2019 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1209
Views: 239808

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Leh and Kargil finally connected to the National Power Grid NEW DELHI: More than 70 years after Independence, an engineering feat by state-run transmission utility PowerGrid has made it possible for India’s northernmost areas in Jammu & Kashmir to plug into the national electricity network to b...
by Nikhil T
11 Jan 2019 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473318

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

HAL Can Match Dassault’s Delivery Time for 100 Rafale Jets: Former MD’s Message to Govt HAL still takes 2.2x man hours to make Su 30 MKIs and the retired MD is claiming he would match Dassault’s productivity with his 50% arakshan work force. He should also know that the MRCA contract had 1.9x man h...
by Nikhil T
01 Jan 2019 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265831

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^Pure PsyOps. They don't have the money or the relationship to get the T-90. Russia would be foolish to choose to sell to Pak, when they know that India can just as easily shift it's purchases away from them and to the West. I won't be surprised if this news came from the our Russian friends, to cre...
by Nikhil T
04 Dec 2018 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1209
Views: 239808

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

A record leap: LPG cylinder now used by 89% households in India NEW DELHI: Nine out of 10 Indian homes now use cleaner cooking gas, a record improvement over just about five in 10 homes four years ago, as a result of the Modi government’s relentless effort at popularising cleaner fuel and subsidisi...
by Nikhil T
04 Dec 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 55275

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

A "Surgical Strike" Unit To Fight Behind Enemy Lines: Government Sources NEW DELHI: The government is planning to set up a "surgical strike" force comprising the best soldiers drawn from the three branches of the military, a senior government official told NDTV. This special uni...
by Nikhil T
29 Nov 2018 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 554659

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Since when did the Russian become good at rail? I've never understood why we partner with different countries on similar projects. Each country will push their own tech and we'll end up with a rainbow of equipment to operate and maintain. Instead, China standardizes on a tech and churns out product...
by Nikhil T
15 Jun 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 817481

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The US Navy said there is no way for anyone to properly train and crew that many destroyers in such a short span of time. So we know their strategy is not better warfighters during combat but greater numbers during peace. But it won’t hurt them if they don’t have to fight. And in peace time they pa...
by Nikhil T
13 Jun 2018 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597613

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

RIP brave soldiers.
by Nikhil T
08 Apr 2018 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 278822

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Another Raymond Davis blood money opportunity, hainji! I'll say this is Pakis new strategy to get some $$$ in the foreign exchange reserves.
by Nikhil T
19 Mar 2018 11:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 296034

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How much LAHAT was must requirement specifics when IA drafted gsqr? I think we have to workout on new needs as we proceed. All range and weight requirents can come in subsequent upgrades and tranches. Let's get Arjun Mk2 in 1000 numbers and in tranches. IA must move on. Arjun should have been bough...
by Nikhil T
19 Mar 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 49208

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

^Not sure why this news is gaining so much attention. All it does is gives the ANC C-in-C explicit power over officers from all three services. This was always the case, atleast on paper. The ANC C-in-C is a three star officer who has three one-star officers from each of the three services reporting...
by Nikhil T
10 Mar 2018 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818372

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

^^^ This year, the Indian Air Force doesn’t have enough funds to pay for past purchases Friday, March 09, 2018 ... Enough said. 42 squadrons is a pipe dream with expensive imports. Hopefully, realization is dawning among the decision makers. True. Both IAF and MoD must share blame in this. The J-10...
by Nikhil T
10 Mar 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818372

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

The news report is wrong. Its the Govt., that hasn't got the funds. IAF does not have its own treasury. What can be done to fix this? The parliamentary standing committee(PSC) on defence, headed by BJP veteran Maj. Gen. (retd) B.C. Khanduri, has been a strong advocate of creating a non-lapsable, ro...
by Nikhil T
24 Feb 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818372

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

I find it hard to believe that any firm will enter this competition, given the fiasco that MMRCA was. Now that we have the Rafale, why is there a need for a new face-off between single-engined and twin-engined fighters, given that SEF competition alreaady exists as well as the future IN TE competit...
by Nikhil T
21 Jan 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1813
Views: 169702

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Aircraft carrier Vikrant to only be commissioned by 2020 NEW DELHI: The delay on part of Russia in supplying aviation items has impeded the commissioning of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant and the warship is expected to be commissioned by October 2020, a senior Navy official said today. V...
by Nikhil T
03 Sep 2017 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 291
Views: 59601

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

shiv wrote:Nirmala Sitharaman is new raksha mantri


Excellent choice! India's second woman Defence Minister (IG was the first).

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