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by LakshmanPST
22 Feb 2020 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4797
Views: 796106

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

OT... Was near Delhi Airport... Saw 5 USAF C17s and one C130 landing one after the other...
Looks like lot of preparations for Trump's visit...
by LakshmanPST
21 Feb 2020 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3193
Views: 796233

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

An early test of the primacy of the CDS? Indian Navy will push ahead with plan for 3rd aircraft carrier despite CDS’ reservations Rawat-ji never said that 3rd Carrier will get cancelled... He only said that Submarines etc. are a priority for now... The way this source-based article is written, it i...
by LakshmanPST
18 Feb 2020 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 344441

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

By 2030, without any new orders, the squadron strength will be 1) Su30 MKIs:- 13 with 20 jets per squadrons (14 if they reorganize at lesser nos.) 2) MIG 29 UPG:- 4 3) M2ks:- 3 4) Tejas Mk1/1A:- 6 5) Rafale:- 2 6) Jaguars:- 3 (assuming) That will be 31 squadrons... - After 2030, the Mirage 2000s, MI...
by LakshmanPST
18 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/cds-proposes-to-merge-eastern-western-naval-command-as-peninsular-command-to-protect-south-india-805461.html The Peninsular Command, Gen Rawat said, would come under the Navy Chief while the Andaman and Nicobar Command would continue with its separate identity. ...
by LakshmanPST
18 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-may-have-5-theatre-commands-along-borders-with-pak-china-cds/articleshow/74183766.cms Rawat said the peninsular command, with air assets and Army’s support, will be under a Navy commander. “The security of Indian Ocean Region has to be dealt wi...
by LakshmanPST
17 Feb 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Bipin Rawat latest on Theatre Commands 1. Navy’s Eastern and Western Commands to be merged under a Peninsular Command (ETA end 2021] 2. A new Theatre Command solely for Jammu and Kashmir (including IB) 3. IAF to helm Air Defence Command (ETA early 2021) - includes all long range missiles in additio...
by LakshmanPST
17 Feb 2020 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 509783

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Question--->
Can Pakistan escape blacklist again with support of 3 countries (China, Turkey & Malaysia) like last time, or is the procedure different now...???
by LakshmanPST
14 Feb 2020 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7923
Views: 880756

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^I heard in some Telugu news channel that few of the Indians wanted to stay back & continue studies due to their financial situation... They were given necessary money, food supplies and other stuff...
by LakshmanPST
13 Feb 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 245804

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

the funding issue is not funding for constructing the AC itself, but all that accompanies the fleet - the destroyers, frigates, submarines, etc, their armaments, and the personnel and their pensions. I have seen this arguement before... But this doesn't sound right... Navy's requirement of 3 carrie...
by LakshmanPST
12 Feb 2020 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9065
Views: 1187151

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sikhs are 3% of Delhi population. They are not the cause of BJP defeat. And even if most of them voted for AAP, lets not term them Khalistanis without any basis because obviously an overwhelming portion of Hindus voted for AAP too. Free stuff won the elections. I guess this is not directed to me......
by LakshmanPST
12 Feb 2020 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9065
Views: 1187151

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In this elections there was a clear Muslim and Sikh communal consolidation in favor of AAP and against BJP. It was Hindus who did not consolidate and did not vote on identity issues. Your theory here applies only to Hindus and not for Muslims or Sikhs or other groups. bingo I will stick my neck out...
by LakshmanPST
12 Feb 2020 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9065
Views: 1187151

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

TWITTER: Pallavi @pallavict Just see why BJP had high expectations from #DelhiResults 8 seats lost by margins < 100 votes 19 seats lost by < 1000 9 seats lost by < 2000 I am sure @BJP4India will crunch these numbers & do thorough analysis but well done - u fought well You lost gracefully https:...
by LakshmanPST
06 Feb 2020 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 344441

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Thinking more about it, I guess MMRCA is definitely going to come... Starting from 2030, MIG 29s & Mirage 2000s will be up for retirement, not to mention half the Jaguars... As much as we want large numbers of Tejas Mk1A to take their place, IAF is not interested... They need 'better' replacemen...
by LakshmanPST
05 Feb 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Telling https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-to-get-military-commands-in-3-years-biggest-restructuring-ever-2174788 Quotes from the article India's first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat said it was his goal to "develop the services as an armed force," integrating capabilities...
by LakshmanPST
04 Feb 2020 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1735
Views: 245860

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Tragic matter is NTR in fact any brought many communities which are not politically active in to politics and given positions. He made political far more broad based than INC ever did. Still he is seen as castist fellow by many. The actions which are seen as Anti Brahmins except which are taken in ...
by LakshmanPST
01 Feb 2020 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5272
Views: 1155370

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Taepodong @stoa1984 · Jan 20 Finally, WS10 and J-10 survived thanks to Su-27 project. China used an entire heavy double engine fighter fleet to build-up WS10 reliability and progress. Would result in so many crashes if J10 is fitted with early batch WS10. ... I think we can try something similar wi...
by LakshmanPST
29 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1735
Views: 245860

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

In a way, lot of problems in AP are indirectly due to CBN... - One of the main reasons Coastal Andhra & Rayalaseema areas opposed separate Telangana is losing Hyderabad... Hyderabad in erstwhile United AP was developed by funds from all regions... People from all areas moved and helped in its gr...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5272
Views: 1155370

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Security Scan discussion on RS TV about Kaveri Engines... Nothing new in the discussion, but one small info from Arora ji is Dry Thrust requirement of final AMCA engine, which is 75kN... I heard only Wet Thrust requirements (110kN) in all news articles, but couldn't find the dry thrust requirement a...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jan 2020 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 707462

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

Are all IAF Rafales built till now dual seat versions? RB001 to RB008 are all twin seat Rafale Bs. RB009 to RB036 are all single seat Rafale Cs. 8 twin seaters + 28 single seaters = 36 Rafales. RB008 is the Rafale F3R variant with all the ISE upgrades and will continue to undergo flight testing and...
by LakshmanPST
21 Jan 2020 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3846
Views: 758927

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

^^^ Is this the last squadron of MKIs (no signs yet of additional orders)? Also how many do we have currently in total? As per this pic---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7294&p=2404098#p2404098, IAF currently operates 12 squadrons of Su30 MKIs:- 1) 2 at Halwara 2) 1 ...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jan 2020 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 765498

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

The non-Indian ppl who definitely know that an F16 has been shotdown that day are Pakistani Air Force, Paki higher level officers, ISI, Paki higher level politicians... (And few intel operatives from other countries...) These are the ppl who need to know and we know that they know it... There is not...
by LakshmanPST
09 Jan 2020 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1735
Views: 245860

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Yagnasri wrote:For muslims Sharia is a matter of faith. Hence the opposition to UCC.


Ofcourse it is...
But I was talking about applicability of Sabarimalai judgement for Mosques and Churches due to UCC, which won't happen...
by LakshmanPST
09 Jan 2020 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 470697

Re: Deterrence

India's Su-30 Jets Are Now Armed With Nuclear BrahMos Cruise Missiles https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/indias-su-30-jets-are-now-armed-nuclear-brahmos-cruise-missiles-112016 extracts India’s nuclear command has begun receiving fighter jets armed with the country’s most advanced, supersonic cr...
by LakshmanPST
09 Jan 2020 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1735
Views: 245860

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

ramana wrote:And in the background UCC is ready to be introduced. Any decision on Sabarimala will also be enforced on Churches and Mosques.


I don't think so... AFAIK, UCC is only about personal laws, not related to matters of faith...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jan 2020 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1735
Views: 245860

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

How is Jagan who is INC Christian base and inspite of CBI shenigans close to Sonia but you are alluding to close to North- what do mean North- close to Kejriwal/ Arminder singh/ Mulayalam SIngh? Don't know about the poster, but lot of common ppl in AP, mainly TDP fans, believe that Jagan is being s...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jan 2020 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 365
Views: 89558

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Article by Vishnu Som. Has some details:- https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/if-developed-this-futuristic-variant-of-tejas-could-match-iafs-rafale-jets-2159016?amp=1&akamai-rum=off&__twitter_impression=true New Delhi: In twelve years from now, a twin engine variant of India's Tejas fighter coul...
by LakshmanPST
04 Jan 2020 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 65
Views: 8518

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

I read in some newspaper article back in March (when Abhinandan was in Pukeland)... Nachiketa is a commercial pilot now...
by LakshmanPST
03 Jan 2020 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1506
Views: 263556

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

^^^Isn't INS Arighat the 2nd SSBN in Arihant class and is currently undergoing trails...??? But there is no mention of it in the article...
by LakshmanPST
03 Jan 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 944
Views: 290152

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1212936606685904896?s=19 This is a coarse surface model, to estimate ball-park sizing, rough positioning, etc. Especially overall size, to fit into small spaces on deck & blast pens. Interesting inputs. Thanks everyone. But this tweet will add more speculation.....
by LakshmanPST
03 Jan 2020 05:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

ramana wrote:Should we close this thread now that the appointment has been made?


We need a thread to discuss jointness and other post-CDS developments...
This thread can either be closed or title changed to include all these things...
by LakshmanPST
02 Jan 2020 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4292
Views: 836234

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We need POL area only, which is strategic in the larger interest of India... Pakistan Occupied Jammu (called AJK in Pak) is Jihadi infested and demographics have changed completely... We should 'exchange' POJ with equal land in Sindh or Punjab (like Katarpur or Amarkot) and resettle Hindu refugees f...
by LakshmanPST
02 Jan 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551152

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

ldev wrote:
one country India had imagined as an old friend was supplying ammunition to both sides of the border during the Kargil War.


So was it Russia, France or Israel? Playing both sides.....


Most probably Russia via Cheenis...
by LakshmanPST
31 Dec 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

I see appointment of current CDS as only the first step and lot of changes will come in coming years... CDS in the initial days is probably tasked to identify all shortfalls and start doing groundwork & prepare a roadmap for future... We will probably see the changes in next few years... - My gu...
by LakshmanPST
31 Dec 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3785
Views: 1139256

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I think the IAF has ordered 12 more Su30MKis to keep the production going till Mar 2021 I don't think any new order has been placed yet... They are still in negotiations... Also, there is no new news about buying 21 MIG 29s from Russia... Last we heard, talks were going on... Don't know current sta...
by LakshmanPST
30 Dec 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

A video (bordering rant) by Major Gaurav Arya about CDS post... More or less shares the same concerns pointed out by Vidur above...
https://youtu.be/mOeSouTCxU0
by LakshmanPST
26 Dec 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Is there a separate thread for discussion on jointness and Theater commands...??? I'm not able to find one... Yes look in the later pages. Couldn't search before 1 year on the site... Then tried Google and found only one inactive thread---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=6657
by LakshmanPST
26 Dec 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5057
Views: 1248689

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



What will be the aircraft for Ground Attack role in IAF now...?
by LakshmanPST
26 Dec 2019 06:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 48701

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Is there a separate thread for discussion on jointness and Theater commands...??? I'm not able to find one...
by LakshmanPST
25 Dec 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3785
Views: 1139256

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

nam wrote:I don't think anyone is really serious about sqd numbers.


I think the 2 Rafale squadrons, 5 S400s and 2 Tejas Mk1 squadrons have relieved the IAF for the time-being...

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