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by Surya
23 Apr 2017 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 571780

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Well with Panag its all about how great he is and how he cleaned up the mess before.

am less inclined to read his writing
by Surya
28 Mar 2017 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4199
Views: 671717

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You don't just fly something across the ocean for your hypothetical deployments just because it can carry tanks First of all it will be needed to be certified to fly such scenarios and possible what ifs. Its hard enough to fly SU 30s and that took lot of training and practice and thinking Large helo...
by Surya
24 Mar 2017 22:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 711456

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Problem with WLR is that it is a defensive item - that is, it locates the other guy's artillery after he shoots. In Kargil the mofos in the heights took the initiative and were guiding offensive shelling on the Srinagar Leh highway and their locations were not known A few WLRs in our hands would ha...
by Surya
06 Mar 2017 00:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 617574

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

might make more sense to have higher pilot ratio, turnaround time and serviceability to pure numbers
by Surya
06 Mar 2017 00:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 617574

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I SERIOUSLY dont get where folks are coming up with numbers like 300-400 aircraft needed by the IAF. From what I can remember sanctioned strength has been 39.5 sqds for the longest time. Presently the IAF is at: Where is the 300-400 number coming from in the next decade?? :shock: :-? It is a bloody...
by Surya
06 Feb 2017 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3167
Views: 470100

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

dude why posting that garbage? its not like it has even some journalistic cover

unecessary hits
by Surya
06 Feb 2017 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3164
Views: 668228

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

Its not like the bird becomes an a2a fighter all of a sudden. It is about better hot and high performance, not air combat. It will do better in the Himalayas and over Tibet. Also take offs with heavier loads from higher altitude airfields as the joke goes the Jaguar takes off due to the curvature o...
by Surya
30 Jan 2017 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 577718

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

zLXabKlbnCM I don't know if this video was posted earlier, but I couldn't wait to share this on BRF after I saw it. A great video on a great son of India. Million times better than all the movies we are getting nowadays on "benevolent gangsters". Thank you very much pattnayak what a beaut...
by Surya
28 Jan 2017 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 503477

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Chinmay wrote:The IAF bombed bunkers across the LoC in 2002!
http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/01/26 ... mg00000001



mostly true - very lucky to see the pickchurs :mrgreen:
by Surya
27 Jan 2017 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

shiv wrote:
Bala Vignesh wrote:Jamwalmian, its not Modiji or Parrikar here, its about being humane, its about basic humility and courtesy, that is all.

If the wife had been unwell or unable to attend, and had nominated a nephew to receive the award would the same basic humility and courtesy have been demanded?


Yes
by Surya
27 Jan 2017 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

well well well https://twitter.com/ShivAroor?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (can some kind soul inline the picture here) It seems during hollande's visit the PM did stand up So darbari protocol excuse goes out of the window Now I need to find the whole clip to see what happen...
by Surya
27 Jan 2017 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3164
Views: 668228

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

Is that correct? the Honeywell engines already tried out?

I thought that selection process was stuck somewhere

any other confirmation
by Surya
27 Jan 2017 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Unfortunately many here have taken this "non-standing" thing as a criticism of Modi or Parrikar. It is not. Almost no PM/RM has stood up before. So why blame them. But that does not make it right. I ask any of you here. If the wife, the mother or the father of a PVC, MVC, VC, AC, SC, KC c...
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

classic strawman not getting into it Her is the PM meeting 'veer nari' before the ceremony. Kindly get something better to fight about. Although I agree that protocol needs to be changed. Boss to quote Shiv- please dont tell me what to do does not matter if he met her before or after , wrote a poem...
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

The protocol does not need the stand up. The highest post, president, is standing. so that is enough. The PM and RM are working there ass off for the nation. What do u and me do for the nation other than just taking care of our self and family and posting in this forum. BTW Shiv aroor suggests same...
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 19:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Really - you want to bring protocol??? so to respect and pay attention to a grieving Veer Nari our PM and RM need a protocol???????????????/ mind you this happened last year too - sent tweets and emails PMO and RM am sure others did too So from 26 Jan 2016 to 26 Jan 2017, you think only one soldier...
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Really - you want to bring protocol???

so to respect and pay attention to a grieving Veer Nari our PM and RM need a protocol???????????????/

mind you this happened last year too - sent tweets and emails PMO and RM
am sure others did too
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 19:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Right. Since the pm and rm didn't stand while the prez gave a medal to a relative of a gallant jawan, they suddenly become anti military. You guys need to get over dikhava. Them sitting or standing has zero bearing on how much they respect the military and what they are already doing for the milita...
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

shameful of PM and RM to be sitting yet another year when a widow is being presented with a medal

poor thing - heart goes out to her - alone
by Surya
26 Jan 2017 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 25208

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

there is normally a youtube channel they stream too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHERHyeFY80
by Surya
25 Jan 2017 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 577718

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Khalsa: After eons of being treated like royalty, you are asking the rulers to act like peasants? Not gonna work dude. They will pay, but they will not walk dogs, shine shoes, clean homes, do laundry. Not gonna happen. Its a societal thing - not just army else the local shopkeeper want turn around ...
by Surya
12 Jan 2017 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 577718

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rakesh wrote:Why give my husband a gun if he’s unstable: Tej Bahadur Yadav wife
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56490586.cms


the lady has more brains then the BSF IG etc
by Surya
12 Jan 2017 09:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 424280

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

agree thanks that was nice

darn they cut off without showing the Dhru WSIs firing :((
by Surya
11 Jan 2017 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 725397

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

geeth wrote:
Rakesh wrote:geeth: nice to see you are still on BRF.


Thanks for remembering....mostly in "read-only" mode now a days.. I used to post only occasionally before also.

I remember you as a youngster in the twenties..and very agressive.


Then he got married
by Surya
10 Jan 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 617574

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Philip wrote:F-18 is indeed extremely "mature",like over ripe cheese,this 40 yr. old design stinks! :rotfl:

.


If they called it F-28 like the Mig 35 - it would be fantastic :P
by Surya
10 Jan 2017 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 577718

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

NDTV should have ome shame carrying- the last statement where some nameless ass alleges so and so

The govt needs to protect the jawan and have a thorough inquiry by non BSF personnel

Corrupt BSF officials have been involved in other nefarious activities but this is the pits
by Surya
09 Jan 2017 09:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307317

Re: Indian Interests

Surya it's been a while since we last had a beer. You should come down under again. A nice campervan trip into the desolate and beautiful Aussie outback if you fancy it. Give yourself a week at least. Probably will be a little while have to go through a few more countries before I return for a down...
by Surya
06 Jan 2017 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307317

Re: Indian Interests

rahulm wrote:@ramana, thanks for understanding. Really. It can get quite lonely sometimes, if you know what I mean.


Rahul nice write up - yea the self disciplined suffer -- good luck on return to Oz.

maybe we will link up at some point.
by Surya
04 Jan 2017 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 577718

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ht-exclusive-superseded-lt-gen-praveen-bakshi-goes-on-30-day-leave-till-r-day/story-ONXxjCLdZYs1C78ku830oI.html There are times when Parikkar needs to learn to not say anything His comments on computer can select - just made me shudder lo and behold - Bakshi ...
by Surya
03 Jan 2017 07:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://civilianplanespotters.blogspot.c ... siest.html

some reference to the Bears noisy props being detected by SONAR -
by Surya
01 Jan 2017 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439190

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

japan may get all the collaborations but they need to produce it in numbers nad reasonable costs - and thats where India can come in (amrika is not going to bu

they currently spend gazillion dollars for what is a a relatively small numbers
by Surya
29 Dec 2016 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3164
Views: 668228

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

I would have loved the Viggen - if we could have come to some accomodations with the engine0 sadly the amrikis blocked it

would have opened our eyes to a few things much more earlier
by Surya
29 Dec 2016 07:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

a gentle reminder of maintenance and uptime headaches

Saurabh Joshi
‏@SaurabhJoshi
Raha on tanker tender: 'IL-78 availability not so good. Some anomalies in acquisition of tankers. Fresh one to be floated very soon
by Surya
28 Dec 2016 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 459710

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Apology. False news (in honor of my President-elect)(or sitting President?). Should have been at one restaurant. . thanks - philly is as third world a city you can get in US - and unions are powerful so would be surprised if any automation was done here plus I use it all the time and see no differe...
by Surya
28 Dec 2016 03:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 459710

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

NRao wrote:

At Philly airport the number of restaurant people have been reduced by a cool 90% - automation.

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where did you get this from?
by Surya
27 Dec 2016 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 865682

Re: Levant crisis - III

Oh! So now Turkish Army has only RuAF to save them!!!!!! This is a fine turn of events. Looks like allowing Turkish AF to enter Syrian airspace is not worth the precedent, hence RuAF doing the job for them. Interesting that a NATO force is able to coordinate with RuAF to do precision strikes, avoid...
by Surya
25 Dec 2016 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The only nation that offered us supersonic strat. bombers as far back as the '80s was Russia.They realised 30 yrs ago our need for it as China had dozens of TU-16s still being used today. oh how kind of the Russians to devote entire teams to understanding and planning Indias requirements am sure th...
by Surya
24 Dec 2016 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

AWACS the handful we have do not give us enough coverage not taking into account availability etc Refuellers likewise too few - with almost all our aircraft now and future going to be AAR capable - need more EW - too needs to be plenty not a handful to be shared and carefully mustered- Bases - the b...
by Surya
24 Dec 2016 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yes after we have at least 2 dozen AWACS, 50 refuellers,EW at every level in plenty, our airfields can operate in all weathers, have enough hardened shelters for aircraft and more, have multiple runways .., long range SAMs and whole host of other basic force multipliers. Cheen has all that and more....
by Surya
24 Dec 2016 10:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So wherein lies the benefit of the CBG for the IN? And why the devil are we procuring 3 of these at unGodly costs? thats a good question and worth of debate although whether we will ever have 3 at a time in my lifetime is doubtful All the 3 forces have continued to procure shiny expensive toys over...

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