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by John
13 Mar 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 342
Views: 79079

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:Well I was wondering how good are BMP canon's, whether they could be mounted on Jeeps and moved within bunkers along the LOC.

They can be used for bunker busting but their short effective range and lack of mobility during engagement makes them quite vulnerable to atgm or rpg.
by John
12 Mar 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1698
Views: 365379

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can build our own general purpose missile corvettes like the Israeli Sa'ar 6 above. We can replace the 40 cell Tamir VLS with a 16 cell VLS for the naval derivative of QRSAM. Anti-ship missile can be 4 quad packs of Uran mid-ship or 2 quad packs for Brahmos-NG. The heli can be the Naval Dhruv. T...
by John
11 Mar 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 336208

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This makes all Haft-1 missiles obsolete a smaller cheaper missile with similar range and more accurate in more mobile launchers means those Haft launchers easily get taken out by a salvo.
by John
11 Mar 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a27511/russia-drone-thermite-grenade-ukraine-ammo/ A donetsk mujahideen drone with a single cheap thermite grenade allegedly blew up this huge ukrainian ammo dump — We need to be careful around ammo dumps in General for any intruders or drones ...
by John
11 Mar 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Keep in mind pakistan army used to politize and use US drone strikes as means to recruit more militants for Afghanistan. Well known they pulled civilian bodies from funeral homes to show that US strikes killed them and display it to public to antagonize them (also caters the western liberal media). ...
by John
11 Mar 2019 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1698
Views: 365379

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I know. I don't quote the desi cruiser anywhere else. But since it was brought up, I posted a link showing that it was mentioned somewhere down the line. They are fan fiction this happens all the time, for example before P-15b there was lot of speculation that next set of DDG will be based joint ve...
by John
07 Mar 2019 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 336208

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Looks like Pralay is our Anti Ship ballistic missile with a radar, otherwise a I dont see a reason for a Fused Silica Radar-dome Pralay will need a seeker for even land targets same as Brahmos.. For hitting stationary target isn’t more preferable and cheaper to use IR. Brahmos uses radar seeker bec...
by John
07 Mar 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Most of pressure is due to leaks that they been planning attacks on western targets in India which lead to US and Europe putting pressure on Pakistan.
by John
05 Mar 2019 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

During 2nd Iraq conflict I remember US fired about a dozen cruise missiles on one of Saddam’s palace with little effect finally sent some F-16s with bunker buster/LGB to level the palace. Even then as NBC news coverage was walking around and doing live broadcast the structure was damaged but still s...
by John
05 Mar 2019 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

khan wrote:
khan wrote:There is a strange “Jordan Aviation” plane over Baki air-space R55541/JAV5541. Wikipedia says they do charters/wet-lease.

Just landed in Lahore. F-16 spares?

Pakistan PAF chief “We also downed Indian F-21 that was 2nd fighter that was shot down” :)
by John
05 Mar 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 420937

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

Indians Blast NYT for "Biased" Reporting on Aerial Dogfight Between MiG-21, F-16 As I mentioned this is nothing new back during Russian strikes in Syria. NYT time ran articles about how all Russian cruise missiles missed their targets and hit only civilians even state dept dismissed it. A...
by John
04 Mar 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I was referring the 800 kmph speed not to this debris but to a flightradar24 query few posts up Ok few in Twitter have mentioned that China has not started delivery of Wing Loong ii but that’s a lie. Pakistan already crashed one in 16 they claimed it was test trials but I suspect they have a few mo...
by John
04 Mar 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion


For my noob eyes this intake looks similar to Chinese drone EA-03/WZ-7 and speed also matches

I think it’s Wing Loong ii, I don’t believe the reported speeds been confirmed.
by John
04 Mar 2019 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Lalmohan wrote:if the drone was armed, then that's an act of war...

I believe it’s attempt to hit supply depot stole a page from Yemen, Ukraine and Syrian conflicts.

The drones will drop munition and leave, making it hard to determine with its accident, sabatoge or drone strike.
by John
04 Mar 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Video of wing loong ii. These drones aren’t cheap by any means fact that they got shot down so easily not a good sign for paf.

https://youtu.be/bTr_zPbvELU
by John
04 Mar 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

then it was pukka plane. no drone in the regions flies that fast. thats 800kmph...faster than cruising speed of A321 air intake is bigger than a motorcycle length. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsKKiPIcie8OwiO5iXXCbM5rKDRimNUQ_BEnxcSFxKHVl02k4p Source for speed? The drone co...
by John
04 Mar 2019 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

vijayk wrote:NYT has another Propaganda article by some Arab scum Maria Al-Habib (South Asia correspondent) raising serious doubts on Indian military vintage equipment and its efficacy.

NYT ran lot of pieces calling russian strikes in Syria ineffective...
by John
03 Mar 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

unconfimed Wa msg reporting death of Jaish head AM !! that he is v ill etc is to make his death look natural in due course. One narrative that’s emerging is he was reportedly injured but Pakistan didn’t treat him immediately but rather was busy moving him around in the ambulance to cover up. Report...
by John
03 Mar 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Before and after pictures of Jaba top.. This appears to be the real deal and the photographic proof. https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/1101753579939872768 No its post construction and before construction, a 2000lb bomb will leave a crater and not a blown roof. And its not the camp but some ...
by John
03 Mar 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Not trying to win some friends here by posting this. I asked in my post if we've got something that refutes this. ... How about both sides are correct. 3 mirages actually attacked the site and each carries 3 bombs of the size mentioned. 4 hitting the trees as tweeted by DGISPR. 5 hitting the actual...
by John
03 Mar 2019 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Not trying to win some friends here by posting this. I asked in my post if we've got something that refutes this. Posts above have given two reasons that cast aspersions - #1 This is not the actual jaba top #2 Author is of pakistani origin. Author uses the photos displayed by Pakistan that shows so...
by John
03 Mar 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Azar Brother had already confirmed the hit and said it was not hq.
by John
03 Mar 2019 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Gus wrote:Lots of speculation of cheif pig Masood dead.

Yea It looks like most of leadership is a goner one of reasons you haven’t seen any recordings from any of them. Pakistan will claim he died “naturally” in a week or so.
by John
03 Mar 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I measured the building three attached buildings look to be around ~20k sq footage each ( assuming 3 stories it’s hard to say). The larger one looks to be around 40k sq footage. These are quiet big commercial sized buildings.
by John
03 Mar 2019 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan refusing to acknowledge the strikes means it cannot be used to fan the flames and used as recruiting means like we had witness with US drone strikes. Azhar brother sermon reveals former is likely dead or ser inj in the strikes and Pakistan is using dialysis as a cover. Won’t be surprised if...
by John
03 Mar 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can there be any doubt now? I tend to believe my own lying eyes, but there is tiny probability that I'm misinterpreting these images, so BRF gurus? Memorialized on my blog: https://observingliberalpakistan.blogspot.com/2019/03/balakot-target-before-and-after.html Balakot, before and after. We alrea...
by John
03 Mar 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 420937

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

You are forgetting one thing, it was not just public pressure but jihadi pressure the PAF had to act. They hadsufferred real causualties and Barelvis are seething. It's very likely Azhar was seriously inj or killed and moved to Karachi and Pak FM is using dialysis as a cover story ( how convenient)...
by John
03 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The zoom.earth doesn't have most updated Sat images Not sure where people get that idea. Even image of my own home is 6 years dated and well behind Google.
by John
02 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Katare wrote:
Vivasvat wrote:

Link has been removed

Works for me, maybe region locked.
by John
02 Mar 2019 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

1) Sumair..24 vs 8 is not troubling... u cant have so many planes in air all the time. Elelment of surprise can always be sprung..to collect 24 over a few seconds, create some diversion and a few make a shallow ingress over LC is nothing v spl. How many times a day can PAF put 24 planes together ? ...
by John
01 Mar 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

no one can beat bakis.... First F16 to be downed in a dog fight with MiG was from PAF by PAF https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-wing-commander-abhinandan-varthaman-not-the-first-to-shoot-down-pakistani-f-16-it-was-pakistan-air-force-2725383 I thought Afghan fighter plane shot down a F-16 in earl...
by John
28 Feb 2019 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4927
Views: 689821

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

IAF officially confirms that the parts seen in Pakistan including drop tanks does not belong to the Migs but F-16. Electronic Signature confirm it was the F-16 ....... Su-30MKI , Upgraded Mirages and Bison was used to oppose PAF strike package PAF strike package was F-16 , JF-17 and Mirages +1 Woul...
by John
28 Feb 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 39484

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

DrRatnadip wrote:Any news on F 16 pilot(s)??

It will be covered up during Afghan civil war a Su-24? Shot down F-16 and they refused to acknowledge it. After a long time they finally said they lost a F-16 but blamed it on training exercise and later friendly fire. Probably ruined the pilots career for a cover up...
by John
28 Feb 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 39484

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Breaking Trump meeting with Kim ends without a deal so I expect him to distract everyone from that by jumping to negotiate a peace deal here.

No wonder then why Itar-Tass and pravda RT etc are all carrying paki reports only.

Itar and RT where to first report F-16 being downed.
by John
27 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140317

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Even in France and Germany, this news hasn't made the front pages. The purchase of Air France-KLM is top news in france. now its on frontpage of wsj https://www.wsj.com/articles/pakistan-says-it-shot-down-two-indian-warplanes-11551251647 Yea took long enough but CNN still hasn't updated the headlin...
by John
27 Feb 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140317

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Even in France and Germany, this news hasn't made the front pages. The purchase of Air France-KLM is top news in france.
by John
27 Feb 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140317

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

http://tass.com/world/1046597
https://www.rt.com/news/452536-india-do ... -aircraft/

I will try to find english version of Chinese news report.

Most of US media still report 2 Indian jets down.
by John
27 Feb 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140317

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Interesting both Chinese and Russian media are gloating about Mig-21 shooting down "US" made F-16, US media has been mum about it.
by John
27 Feb 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3857
Views: 710285

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Simple, Chinese far too often classify Russian imports/Russian TOT linked production as reverse engineering, thus creating shock and awe. In a communist regime problems are swept under the carpet. Yea they are not reverse engineered find it interesting almost everyone plays along. Russia transfered...
by John
27 Feb 2019 04:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 140317

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

^ That's only going to feed conspiracy theories that pak gov knew about it but kept military in dark. The deal was brokered by Saudi in exchange for $$.

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