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by dipak
27 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 531453

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

He begins a para by squarely naming the blame dates back to 'Vajpayee government' in 2001. That's for 3 years max (2001-2004). But, he never mentions 'MMS govt' for full 10 years who sat on it for one reason or the other. He passingly mentions of Antony, trying to cover him in the name of various co...
by dipak
27 Mar 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

UBCN There is a tweet by a Paki expressing sorrow at a Thundarr being lynched by a trigger happy Chinese SAM (H16) Will link it. FWIW: https://twitter.com/AliKhatna/status/1110164723780075520?s=19 Sad news guys. Our JF-17 was downed by our own surface-to-air missile system today in Multan. LY-80 SA...
by dipak
22 Mar 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A division count of troops is no small contingent, not easy to hide the movement - when did the PLA move in, our intel must have good details on it.
by dipak
09 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This article says there is a possibility that JeM (and ISI handlers) went rogue and conducted Pulwama attack bypassing Bajwa https://theprint.in/opinion/it-is-a-dangerous-situation-for-pakistan-if-pulwama-was-planned-to-sabotage-gen-bajwa/202840/ I find it hard to believe but if that is a possibili...
by dipak
08 Mar 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 531453

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

Folks, sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the India Today article posted above, a minute-by-minute account of PAF-IAF encounter where it mentions of 'drones' and 'northern command' etc.

Of course, the video about the missing F-16 is from Doc sahib.
by dipak
08 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 531453

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

The author seems either a paki, or quite influenced by the paki parlance
by dipak
07 Mar 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 531453

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

bhalluka wrote:They had it for a while. Probably an escalation option kept in reserve.

Anti-aircraft missile recovered from J&K terrorists

https://www.rediff.com/news/2002/dec/14jk1.htm

Pakistan needs to pay for this!


This is a 2002 article.
by dipak
05 Mar 2019 15:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:Why bring up that guy now..


Just reminded of him how his long posts boasted about his high connections and as if he is watching it from distance without feeling pain and much concern.
Till, shiv and others shown him the mirror.

Lets leave it at that.
by dipak
05 Mar 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Birathers, nobody missing grand master of Sohrawarthy street ...?
What is his analysis so that indian response time can be measured and next move can be calibrated.

Remember, our Bector sahib?
by dipak
04 Mar 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 784625

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In my opinion, the Balakot strike has provided us a key take-away among others - 'Non-military pre emptive' strike.

This term should be used again and again in future.
by dipak
27 Feb 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160288

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

I had lost hope that I would see a day in my life when India would respond the way it did and the way it should - all thanks to Modiji. A significant departure in psychology from the usual, not only for the armed forces but also for the general public. My shat-shat pranaams to the people involved - ...
by dipak
02 Dec 2017 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1432
Views: 201229

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I've tried to use Google chacha to find what the advantages of a naval reactor using LEU are as opposed to a traditional reactor using HEU. I've found only 2 - 1. Lower enrichment needed. So easier and cheaper to produce the fuel. 2. This is what seems to tomtommed everywhere - lower proliferation ...
by dipak
17 Oct 2017 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 590581

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I remember to have an article in TIME magazine on Guj agricultural revival in somewhere around 2012 or may be earlier (Can't remember exact year). The numbers were impressive. Gujrat has clocked 10+% growth for more than a decade in agri, far higher than the National avg of 3%. Madhya Pradesh has a...
by dipak
02 Jun 2017 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 580290

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

If Pakistan is not in a position to accept the punitive actions and the resulting damage it suffers, it poses difficult situation for India as far as public opinion (India, Pak and world at large) is concerned. However, it also gives us an opportunity - capture territory. Since, they are in the mode...
by dipak
04 Nov 2016 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 38781

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

http://i66.tinypic.com/2dwf0vl.jpg “A nd it can be done?” Wencang asked as he turned away from the digital map on the wall. ... ... “As we all do,” Chen said as he closed the folder. “But keep your enthusiasm in check. We will do this without war if we can. Maybe the Indians will simply roll over a...
by dipak
18 Oct 2016 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 38781

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

Welcome back, Vivek ...so nice to see you here, again!
by dipak
04 Oct 2015 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173426

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Regarding ACM statement where he expresses his concern over three main issues - radar, missile and IFR. I can understand radar and missile integration part - but IFR part, its inexplicable. This is something that could have been integrated after induction, and surely not a show stopper or a reason t...
by dipak
01 Jul 2015 11:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 450872

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Folks,

I too have written to the PM at the portal address as given above.

Request other friends also to chip in and do their bit.

Thanks,
by dipak
20 Jan 2015 12:51
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58707

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Fantastic writing Vivek Ji. Brings out the challenges of the NFU doctrine and deterrence. Contrast to the scenario played out in Fenix, in real life if the political will is weak, in practical terms, there might not be any deterrent despite being full and functional arsenal. The real deterrent is 'a...
by dipak
12 Nov 2014 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947
Replies: 84
Views: 4461

Re: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947

Baba Prithvi Singh Azad There is no wiki link in his name. However, I read a book on Baba Prithvi Singh Azad long back ...in my teens. Had a tremendous impact on me. Worth a read, if you are able to lay your hands on it. He was settled in Canada, and already very old in 1890's. Was on a ship which ...
by dipak
24 Sep 2014 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 132656

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Hardik Abhinandan to ISRO and all the scientists!
by dipak
09 Sep 2014 03:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 245852

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Now where are the stone-pelters, slogan shouting, hurrirats - people always abusing India? Why don't they beg for help from their masters across the border? The same Indian Army, accused by them of committing all sorts of imaginary crimes, now coming to their rescue and these people swallowing the h...
by dipak
20 Aug 2014 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 548479

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

e3apTk_Gi60 Modi speech at the DRDO award function. As ususal - extempore, spontaneous and inspiring speech. I liked the bit when he equated the scientists to the Vedic Rishis. Its amazing the way he tailors and customizes his speeches according to the audience. One day at lal-qila talking about to...
by dipak
17 Jun 2014 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212190

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Why India may shoot down Rafale fighters By Ajai Shukla Last DRDO chief, Dr V K Saraswat, was convinced that Saab's assistance would be ideal for the Tejas programme. In 2012, the DRDO sent Saab a "Request for Information" asking a rough estimate of costs, which Saab duly submitted. In Ja...
by dipak
21 May 2014 13:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1264529

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Yesterday, I was fortunate to watch Modi' speech in central hall in parliament. It was spontaneous, unplanned and filled with highest emotions to serve 'The Mother'. Was literally in tears at the 'kripa' moment. Lucky that kid and SHQ were in the other room, they could not see me wiping tears!
by dipak
05 Nov 2013 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 132656

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Liftoff successful!
by dipak
19 Jan 2013 12:10
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 622864

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Dear Vivek,

Thanks for taking us on a wonderful ride so far ...and what a journey it was ..absolutely fantastic!
Eagerly awaiting your upcoming book and then the future works!

Cheers!
by dipak
15 Jan 2013 13:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 622864

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

k prasad wrote:Vivek-ji... Yeh Dil Maange more, more, more, more... jaldi jaldi pleej :-D.

I'm here at work refreshing the page every 2 minutes to check if you've posted something new :-P .


Exactly same here .. :mrgreen:
by dipak
02 Jan 2013 14:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 622864

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

So, time for some action in heart of mainland China ..it seems ... :-)
by dipak
01 Jan 2013 16:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 622864

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

And after finishing the current scenario I have to select a good name for the book from the awesome suggestions here AND get Harper-Collins-India to pick up the book. I am in touch with their senior folks and am directing them to this thread so that they can take a look-see and realize that militar...
by dipak
29 Dec 2012 15:20
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 622864

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

IMHO, since Vivekji's original proposal or plan was for 'Chimera' - the new name should be short - preferably single word. How about 'Trident' ? It might denote the involvement of three entities - India, China and Tibet (reinforcing separate political identity for Tibet). PS: Thanks a lot Vivekji fo...
by dipak
06 Sep 2012 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 172431

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ill-equipped-missile-arsenal-drdo-vk-saraswat-missile-shield/1/216072.html 'Quoting from above link: 'With its effective public relations machinery, the Department of Defence Research and Development (DRDO) has convinced many people that it is at the cutting edge ...
by dipak
10 Jul 2012 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 168464

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Not wanting to take any risk, he ordered 6,000 soldiers in nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh to come to Delhi. What he omitted to do was inform Y.B. Chavan, who was defence minister in the cabinet, now headed by G.L. Nanda. Seems redux of Shekhar Gupta's supposed 'breaking news' ...though last time...
by dipak
27 Jun 2012 15:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 215489

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Late to this, but fwiw: We can only see the rank insignia on the sleeves of the two that arijitkm has id'd, but I would guess all are Commanders or Captains, going by the braid that's (just about) visible on their cap peaks. Afaict, all have a single row of braid, which would mean Commander or Capt...
by dipak
01 Feb 2012 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212190

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Finally ...Rafale has made to the finish line.
I recall last year, a poll conducted by shiv on MMRCA, and I voted for Rafale.
Nothing sweeter than the news of its selection!
by dipak
11 Nov 2011 01:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118315

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

I have selected 'No' for both the questions. First, why the JSF being offered now. Why was it not offered right at the outset, at the start of the MMRCA saga by LM? They probably calculated that they can get away by offering their teens, satisfying the IAF about the ASQR etc ..pocketing a handsome a...
by dipak
31 Aug 2011 01:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 61697

Re: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read

Also notice that the 'signature' section and other sections are filled with similar ink - or may be the same pen. Its highly unlikely that the similar (or same?) pen been used to fill the sections of the front page and also the signature section in a real passport. Since, in the handwritten passport...
by dipak
26 May 2011 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 703653

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

INS Arimardan
by dipak
20 Apr 2011 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 604800

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Yes ..the mission director was quite young for leading such an important project.
Its heartening to see the future of space exploration is bright.

And, I am not sure if UPA Chairperson is even aware that today there is such a launch due and she is being congratulated!

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