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by Prithwiraj
28 Feb 2020 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1229
Views: 367291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What happened to their buy of Mi-35 from Russia? No monnies?
by Prithwiraj
28 Feb 2020 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Just stop being a nuisance Anil Ambani... and get the hell out and retire peacefully. You screwed up big time... time to count your loses and stop being a cry baby
by Prithwiraj
28 Feb 2020 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1070084

Re: Levant crisis - III

Ha ha ha .. hum se jo takraye gaa o chur chur ho jaiga.. there is street proverb in Bengali which is my mother language.. it says “ jekhane haat jaina sekhane chulkas na”
English translation “Don’t try to scratch places where you hands can’t reach”.....
by Prithwiraj
27 Feb 2020 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

No I meant less endurance because it will be primarily a reco platform but having enough to create doubts on enemies mind. Highly specialized unmanned vehicles can also be considered. Just put more variables into the mix of equation and planning of Chinese Navy commanders. Whether it works in real s...
by Prithwiraj
26 Feb 2020 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1784
Views: 339588

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Israel is moving ahead with another squadron of F-35's (will bring total to 75) and F-15. https://breakingdefense.com/2020/02/israel-buys-stealth-lotsa-weapons-2nd-squadron-of-f-35s-f-15s/ TEL AVIV: After a long internal debate, Israel’s military has decided to buy both another Lockheed Martin F-35...
by Prithwiraj
25 Feb 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why cant we try out North Korean or Iranian Midget Submarine model -- nothing fancy but still a nuisance for the adversaries--- good for reconnaissance and fire couple of torpedos in shoot and scoot mode. Can be produced in bulk and probably will be easy on maintenance. I think this fascination of l...
by Prithwiraj
25 Feb 2020 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1028
Views: 196245

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Kersi wrote:
Vivek K wrote:I stand corrected. Which AIP systems have been proven in war?


Which submarines have been proven in war ?


North Korean midget Sub blowing up South Korean Frigate

In addition Subs deterrent patrol itself is quasi war
by Prithwiraj
25 Feb 2020 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Hmmm do we have submarine berthing facilities in Andaman? That will be perfect for quick refuel and restocking.
by Prithwiraj
24 Feb 2020 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4797
Views: 643804

Re: Internal Security Watch

A Yemeni national, Mubarak Bin Awad, Age 30 who overstayed in India after his Visa expired was arrested by Hyd police. He had an Indian Passport, Aadhar Card & Voter ID on him How did he manage to get these docus? Thats why NRC backlash is coming mainly frm a certain community. https://pbs.twim...
by Prithwiraj
24 Feb 2020 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6854
Views: 675079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

how come Pakistan has not announced a single instance of Corona Virus given the number of Chinese working there? It is a ticking time bomb and we need to be careful to completely block all possible human traffic to and fro from Pakistan including Kartapur Corridor.
by Prithwiraj
24 Feb 2020 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Submarine Refit Complete, Handover To Myanmar Next Month https://www.livefistdefence.com/2020/02/indian-navys-sindhuvir-submarine-refit-complete-handover-to-myanmar-shortly.html What is with this deal about ---? Is this an outright sale or lease? In a potential scenario can be bring it back ...
by Prithwiraj
22 Feb 2020 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Put both the carrier against China if need arises. PN can be handled without AC. Spend all the paltry fund on submarines, AIP, Ammos. No point stretching ourselves too thin and then ending up in a situation where subs are operational without torpedos !!
by Prithwiraj
21 Feb 2020 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 771897

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ArjunPandit wrote:wiki mentions AK 630 has a range of 4Km ..has it been extended?? i would expect it to be lower for smaller targets like artillery..



How effective it is going to be? Pantsir is custom made for this
by Prithwiraj
20 Feb 2020 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 72907

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Ok Haj is in end of July. Group of 110 people traveling from Srinagar to Jeddah. Abundance of caution
by Prithwiraj
19 Feb 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 72907

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Today an incident happened in one of the Indigo flight to Jeddah. Two passengers tried to open the door of the aircraft while it was taxing in Delhi. Detail of the incident is given in the link below https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indigo-flight-returns-to-terminal-after-...
by Prithwiraj
19 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1085
Views: 156147

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Every small measures matters and sends a message. Ban bollywood film shooting in Turkey
by Prithwiraj
16 Feb 2020 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1229
Views: 367291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Does PN also have a scarcity of Naval Helo? I remember a year back they purchased some second hand used sea kings
by Prithwiraj
16 Feb 2020 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1784
Views: 339588

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Dhoti and Chappal clad rag tag Army of Houthi Rebels managed to shoot down a Saudi Airforce Tornado yesterday !! They have made some really impressive "juggad" to convert Air to Air missiles into Surface to Air. Incredible given how meagre their resources are Various footages of the shoot ...
by Prithwiraj
15 Feb 2020 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210537

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

totally agree..... This blue water capability is bit over-rated. Major economies like Germany, Japan does not have such aspirations and we have so many gaps in our basic defense capabilities right from infantry rifles, short fall of ammunition, rations, soldiers comforts and their psychological care...
by Prithwiraj
15 Feb 2020 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1085
Views: 156147

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey and Pak are in agreement upon J&K.Inidan MEA protests,issues long- winded statement Sadly our MEA is being taken for granted.Turkey deserves the Malaysian treatment. Send our envoys to Greece and cement defence ties,etc. with,Greece. Turkey and would- be Ottoman sultan ,Erdogan, deserve ...
by Prithwiraj
25 Sep 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3198
Views: 590266

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

Rakesh wrote:RB001 - the first Indian Rafale.


The landscape does not look like France with muddy water rivers --- more like a tropical zone --- unless Rafale is being tested in hot humid environment of some of the french colonies to weather proofing testing...
by Prithwiraj
06 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4589
Views: 1076679

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

Let me pose a question here that, to my knowledge, does not get enough discussion, but which bothers me to no end: .... Am I the only one paranoid about this? Count me in that group of being paranoid --- and it is not just conventional war time scenario... even a co-ordinated Fidyaeen attack on any...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3607
Views: 655700

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

IAF and Defense personnel are not insulated from general Indian society and its apparent strength and weaknesses --- outside Defense subjects. They were born and raised in the same society and having the same experiences of corruption, fault in the "systems", babu culture, no apparent trus...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3607
Views: 655700

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

All marketing fluffs ... 5+ but not 6 is another of these.... tired corporate sales pitch -- happens across the industry... throwing some random terms without benchmarks to clueless listener... who is going to decide the next course --- means business having funding but no clue of technology ...type...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3607
Views: 655700

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (I...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have asked many times this questions--- post the fire in INS Shivalik --- have we seen it back in action? We had numerous exercises and photo-ops post that incident - but sister ships of same class was present but not Shivalik itself...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2160
Views: 370675

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3607
Views: 655700

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4589
Views: 1076679

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
29 Aug 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 115
Views: 26510

Re: India-France news

While India is bound to order more Rafales, the number of planes would depend on what else France is going to offer. A staunch veto on behalf of India at UNSC plus some.other carrots would be expected. This is very important.Within the next 5 years Russia for sure would not be able to guarantee a v...
by Prithwiraj
27 Aug 2019 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 378949

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

We should look at getting 747-8Fs, which can do serious heavy lifting, although only with proper airports. The C17s can do a niche role where required whereas the civilian freighters can handle the routine loads. Not everything requires C-17s, with routine palletized loads the 747 can do a great jo...
by Prithwiraj
30 Jul 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670342

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Taking it to next level, India readies submarine for Myanmar https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/taking-it-to-next-level-india-readies-submarine-for-myanmar/articleshow/70442448.cms India is set to hand over Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent ac...
by Prithwiraj
18 Jul 2019 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304503

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The cryogenic stage is actually self pressurized so if the Hrlium tank failed the mission **may** have still been succesful ( the annoyncements from ISRO sort of confirm it). However they havevused Helium aa ullage pressutizing ahent as precaution or some specific reason so they qould not like to t...
by Prithwiraj
17 Jul 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304503

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Cutting corners and using Jugaad with shoe string budgets can only go upto a certain point --- as we cross the boundary of serious space exploration from relatively simple satellite launch--- you have no choice but to invest serious money
by Prithwiraj
17 Jul 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304503

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Chetakji, its not "jealosy", it is cryogenically cold logic. Look at the other GEO-sat launch countries: USA (southern tip is still in temperate zone). Russia: Kazakhstan though slightly high altitude, is also 30+ degrees above equator. Frogistanis? They have to drag their stuff down to G...
by Prithwiraj
16 Jul 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4589
Views: 1076679

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

Can govt. impose steep financial penalties for additional business instead of outright banning trading which indirectly or directly hurts our own interest of getting spares for the existing investment (refer ban on Pilatus, similarly ban on Italian Torpedo (Black Shark) manufacturer -- the list is e...
by Prithwiraj
02 Jul 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3488
Views: 547640

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Fire on Russian submersible leaves 14 crew members dead A fire aboard a Russian deepwater submersible killed 14 Russian crew members, state news agencies reported Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Defense. The blaze broke out Monday while the craft was carrying out research in Russian territorial wate...

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