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by LakshmanPST
02 Jul 2019 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

My understanding is that 42 SQ is just about enough from 1980s perspective when we have fought 1 full and 1/2 war on China front, where IAF probably did nothing much other than provide very shallow CAS and air dominance against non existent chicom air force so that transportation (planes and helico...
by LakshmanPST
01 Jul 2019 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

Found this one year old interesting talk by Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa... Topic: The role of IAF in changing the security environment https://youtu.be/ooE8vLRfvVo - I'm mainly sharing it for Chief's comments on Tejas starting from 1:12:00 in the video... We are pursuing Tejas. What have we got in ...
by LakshmanPST
30 Jun 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

https://sldinfo.com/2018/08/the-perspective-of-the-chief-of-staff-of-the-indian-air-force-shaping-a-way-ahead/ The Perspective of the Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force: Shaping a Way Ahead 08/15/2018 The current strength of 32 squadrons is more than enough for a 1-front war and can handle quit...
by LakshmanPST
25 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

Correct me if I am wrong. If we are talking about a two front war, then LCA will release most of the more capable and long legged :mrgreen: aircraft to the northern front by largely taking care of the needs in the west. From what I understand LCA is a multi role fighter. So I think it can do other ...
by LakshmanPST
25 Jun 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

As a mango I think the solution to the problems numbers looks not that difficult to solve. We need large numbers of units in a very fast timelines. Just increase the production capability we have at percent. All we need to plan things properly and order things like GE engines radars etc in a planne...
by LakshmanPST
25 Jun 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

https://zeenews.india.com/india/iaf-upgrading-mirage-2000-eyeing-5th-generation-lca-2213914.html He (Air Marshal Nambiar) further said that the Indian Air Force was in the process of making a 5th Generation Light Combat Aircraft and the prototype of the same would be ready in 10 years. Is he talking...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jun 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 916383

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Vips wrote:Datapoint: We so far have 18 Mirage 2000 which have been upgraded/modernized and another 2 squadrons worth remaining to be upgraded. It is taking a long time.


OT question...
How many M2k Squadrons do we have...??? 2 or 3...???
I thought we have 41 jets, which is around 2 squadrons...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jun 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3179
Views: 791325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/114 ... 54498?s=19

JUST IN: Indian MoD issues expression of interest (EoI) to shortlist Indian strategic partners (SP) for the ₹45,000 crore Project 75-India (P75I) submarine build program. EoI for OEMs to be issues in 2 weeks.
by LakshmanPST
10 Jun 2019 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

We can work it out backwards from squadron numbers. It’s been widely reported that the IAF us down to 31 squadrons. So that means ⋅ 6 x MiG-21 Bison ⋅ 3 x MiG-29 ⋅ 3 x Mirage-2000 ⋅ 6 x Jaguar ⋅ 12 x Su-30MKI ⋅ 1 x LCA Mk.1 IOC-2 That alre...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jun 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-russia-wants-transform-its-deadly-su-30-thanks-some-su-35-dna-45897 This article says that IAF operates 244 MIG 21s & 84 MIG 27s as of 2018... So, we have around 130 MIG 21s of Non-Bison Standard... But I couldn't find any other reliable article giving ...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

the improved 80 MK-1As , replacements for retiring MIG-21s of non- Bison std. has to be built at much higher production rayes. OT question, based on what Philip wrote... How many MIG 21s & how many variants does IAF operate...? And when are they due for retirement...? Wiki says IAF operates onl...
by LakshmanPST
06 Jun 2019 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/06/04/State-Department-OKs-17B-sale-of-eight-F-16-Vipers-to-Bulgaria/8241559650290/ The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.7 billion sale to Bulgaria of eight F-16 Viper fighter jets and related equipment. The contract includes eight F-16 C/D Block...
by LakshmanPST
31 May 2019 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 195465

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Is Rajnath Singh a good choice or bad choice, as far as Defence procurement is concerned...?
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I actually know nothing about him except Kadi Ninda jokes...
by LakshmanPST
31 May 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 916383

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ACM was absent when Modi visited war memorial in the morning. He was at the handing over ceremony of the Chairman COSC (Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee). Admiral Lanba handed over the baton to Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa. No, he was at the passing out parade of NDA... That Chief of Staff Com...
by LakshmanPST
31 May 2019 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1947
Views: 390276

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Missed opportunity or what? Could been bought by India. Brazil sells its Mirage 2000s to French company that will use them as Contracted Aggressors https://theaviationgeekclub.com/brazil-sells-its-mirage-2000s-to-french-company-that-will-use-them-as-contracted-aggressors/ They're old jets bought fr...
by LakshmanPST
24 May 2019 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 243385

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

The main problem in these 3 states is simple---> Local media which is heavily controlled by local parties... The bile that came out of these media houses against BJP is too much... Lack of strong ground level cadre is the second reason... - Regarding AP, I feel what happened now is a good thing in t...
by LakshmanPST
24 May 2019 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3775
Views: 1133141

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

I hope the orders of 83 Mk1As will be placed this year and deliveries starting from 2022...
And also hope that 1st Flight of MWF happens by 2022-23...
by LakshmanPST
18 May 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 916383

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/ge ... 518195107/

Pakistan moved all its F16s from their main bases in Sargodha, Punjab and Sindh and has deployed them at their satellite air fields in a scattered manner.
by LakshmanPST
18 May 2019 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Alert:Something is cooking in EC/SC to delay or prevent counting or delay announcing results--Last ditch attempt by Cong/commie sleeper cells:))

https://twitter.com/rvaidya2000/status/ ... 55296?s=19
by LakshmanPST
18 May 2019 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/centerofright/status/1129649249900089344?s=19 It started from Indira Jaising asking who will be the Vacation Judge in SC, next go to SC on election process violation , the EC decisions, then leaks that decisions not unanimous , then doubt the ECI by Khan Mkt Mafia, then Letter by...
by LakshmanPST
17 May 2019 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Raising Godse topic was a diversion by Opposition and BJP leaders fell for it... Modi's statement simply puts an end to this unnecessary issue... Giving MP seat to Sadhvi Pragya is in itself a huge personal risk that Modi took... She is in party now and shouldn't speak whatever she wants... Any mist...
by LakshmanPST
16 May 2019 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There are 2 problems with this Gandhi-Godse issue... - 1) Gandhi's image is still quite positive among general public... There are people who does question his story, but it is a minority... 2) Even among people who do not like Gandhi still do not agree or associate with someone killing a person... ...
by LakshmanPST
16 May 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3775
Views: 1133141

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

HAL is considering a retractable AAR for Mk1A. RFI is out. I saw some random YouTube Defence channel video (not sure the information is credible)... https://youtu.be/SNNAt89hH6Q According to this video, retractable AAR probe is planned in MWF, not Mk1A... If that's case, then Mk1A won't get delayed...
by LakshmanPST
14 May 2019 16:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 916383

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IMO, what India did is the right approach, provided we continue to carry on more such strikes both by land and air... 1) We attack a terrorist facility in Pak... 2) See if Pak attacks us back (if they don't attack go to Step 1)... 3) We only defend the Pak attack... 4) Won't escalate it further unti...
by LakshmanPST
14 May 2019 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I feel Rajya Sabha election procedure should be changed... The current procedure of electing 1/3rd seats every 2 years is not right since it does not represent the current State Govts. in the House... My suggestion is that each State and UT should be reserved certain no. of seats and whenever a Stat...
by LakshmanPST
14 May 2019 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Chetak ji, 1)Congies have the backing of the BIF controlled Supreme Court & rest Higher Judiciary.They can implement their agenda at will.As long as PIF doesnt control Judiciary they cannot be aggressive in imposing policies as the BIF courts will be wielding their sledgehammers against any ove...
by LakshmanPST
14 May 2019 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 673569

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Regarding Panag's comments... - I remember hearing this term ---> 'Chandigarh Lobby' during OROP protests... This term I guess was also coined by a veteran... (According to him, this Lobby is the main group that is against Govt.'s proposed OROP while other veterans are largely OK with it...) If this...
by LakshmanPST
14 May 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

These news articles & leaks from American Teen jets are so funny... Now and then I wonder what purpose these articles serve... IAF and MoD know about these planes anyway... So, these articles are not going to effect their decisions... The only purpose I see is that they want to build negative op...
by LakshmanPST
13 May 2019 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3179
Views: 791325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Regarding the 3rd carrier, I came across the following article the other day dated 28th August 2017---> Boeing Says Super Hornet Fully Compatible With Indian Navy Ski-Jump Carriers https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13883/boeing-says-super-hornet-fully-compatible-with-indian-navy-ski-jump-carrier...
by LakshmanPST
12 May 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3179
Views: 791325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not sure if this is posted already here... But as per this report, MoD put INS Vishal on hold for now, due to budgetary woes... The report also says that the capacity of the carrier has been reduced to 50000 T... https://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/budgetary-woes-put-india-s-sup...
by LakshmanPST
11 May 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244849

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

Atmavik wrote:looks like IAF is in talks to procure 21 MIG - 29 UPG to make up squadron numbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrA3gEOvC9U


@13:40 he says that DARIN III upgrade of Jaguars is facing problems.
What is the current status of Jaguar upgrades???
by LakshmanPST
02 May 2019 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3179
Views: 791325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

French Rafales to go up against Russian MiGs for first time in India-France naval war game https://theprint.in/defence/french-rafales-to-go-up-against-russian-migs-for-first-time-in-india-france-naval-war-game/229903/ The MiG 29-Ks and Rafale naval fighters are in the race for a multi-billion dolla...
by LakshmanPST
01 May 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89018

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sri-lanka-mistook-indian-alert-as-bid-to-create-rift-with-islamabad/articleshow/69122777.cms Sri Lanka mistook Indian alert as bid to create rift with Islamabad Now it makes sense why India went public But consider - did India, in its wa...
by LakshmanPST
01 May 2019 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

@Rakesh... I guess you're right... Checked some dates:- 1) The order for 140 Su30s was placed in 2000... 2) First tapes of Tehelka scam were released in March 2001... 3) IAF gave the requirement for M2ks in 2000 only... But Tehelka tapes came out during the exact time when govt. was supposed to take...
by LakshmanPST
29 Apr 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

Sorry for diverting the topic to Su30 MKI... But I'm posting this here to draw parallel with MMRCA... - Got some info in this Wiki article... (Wondering how I missed this article before...) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-30MKI There were totally 4 contracts for Su30MKIs... 1) 1st deal sig...
by LakshmanPST
27 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

That 150 Rafales thing was my personal wish... I know it needs lot of money... As I already said, they should buy 3 squadrons of Rafales via G2G deal citing some reason and be done with it... - Anyways, 2 years back I wondered why they floated new RFI for Single engine jets when we have Tejas... Thi...
by LakshmanPST
26 Apr 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

^^^ Thanks for the reply... - I hope govt. scraps MMRCA 2.0 and goes for G2G deal of 3 squadrons of Rafales, citing some reason like 'increased tensions with Pak'... I guess that's the only way out of this... Personally, I'd want to see 150 Rafales (36+114) instead of additional Su30 MKIs... - Yes, ...
by LakshmanPST
25 Apr 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

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

Question:- How did India select Su30 MKI back in 90s...??? I tried to google but couldn't find proper answer... I presume we bought them directly... My question is, if we could buy almost 300 Su30s directly, why can't we take a similar route for procurement of 114 fighters...??? Why to go through al...
by LakshmanPST
24 Apr 2019 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89018

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Regarding the theory that South India was the original target... Remember the Pak Min warned about probable incident in India between April 16th and 20th...
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As someone here in BRF theorised, it was probably a warning to ISI jihadis to call off the attack...
by LakshmanPST
16 Apr 2019 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 764491

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

In the aftermath of Pak response, the main drawback from our side was bad communication... Just to give an example, they announce at 11 AM that all service chiefs will hold a press conference at 5 PM (most likely a warning of escalation)... IK announces at 3 PM that he'll release Abhinandan as a ges...

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