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by LakshmanPST
02 Sep 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Is the Spangur Gap different from Spangur Lake? If so who controls the Lake? Spangur Lake is entirely on Chinese side of LAC and controlled by Cheenis... However, India claims Western half of the lake as our territory... China has a road from G219 along Southern bank of this lake... Southern bank o...
by LakshmanPST
31 Aug 2020 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 944
Views: 290151

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

As a side note to the above tweets, I found this... https://twitter.com/akkiFan22_/status/1299749529374269441?s=20 ---> Sir what’s the progress on Tejas Mk2? There are no recent updates on its timeline. https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1299750660716392450?s=20 ---> Detailed design phase started. A...
by LakshmanPST
30 Aug 2020 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3505
Views: 740061

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The way ahead should be to take opinion of the service whether the particular item is critical...
If the item is critical and we need more numbers (like Netra, HDW etc.), that item should be excluded from the ban list and the rates should be renegotiated...
The firm may be banned for other items...
by LakshmanPST
24 Aug 2020 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India has 'military options' to deal with Chinese transgressions if talks fail: CDS Rawat NEW DELHI: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Monday stated that India has "military options" to deal with the Chinese on the issue of transgressions if talks between both the countr...
by LakshmanPST
22 Aug 2020 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://m.hindustantimes.com/columns/india-must-inflict-costs-on-china/story-bhql1OurAKyJGfBbGj39CK_amp.html?__twitter_impression=true&s=08 As an August 4 defence ministry note pointed out, China made fresh intrusions into Kugrang, Gogra and Pangong on May 17-18. Defence Ministry note mentions ...
by LakshmanPST
22 Aug 2020 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1531
Views: 299668

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

F/A 18:-
Full Wingspan:- 13.62m
Folded Wingspan:- 9.32m
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MIG29K:-
Full Wingspan:- 11.9m
Folded Wingspan:- 7.8m
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Rafale M:-
Wingspan:- 10.9m
by LakshmanPST
19 Aug 2020 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Good effort. But no mention of Tibet. As long as Tibet is with china, we can never rest easy. Somewhere I read 25% of world's fresh river water resources originate from tibet, including rivers like brahmaputra, indus, Mekong and even the main Chinese rivers. We cannot allow china to lord over these...
by LakshmanPST
18 Aug 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If war starts, there will no longer be return to Status quo... Things will permanently change... Coz. currently Chinese are occupying, so called, grey areas and are preventing Indian patrols from going there... - So, if war starts, our objectives may be one of the following:- ---- A) In case of a li...
by LakshmanPST
14 Aug 2020 15:53
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

https://youtu.be/zxRgfBXn6Mg A very detailed video of the first day of Operation Desert Storm... The coalition forces seem to have shotdown lot of Iraqi MIGs with BVRs... No wonder Pakis are obsessed with this war... - Posting it here since the reference came up multiple times... Mods may move it to...
by LakshmanPST
10 Aug 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Overall, there is too much confusion about LAC... Four things are possibly & simultaneously happening at LAC now---> 1) China physically occupying new areas on Indian side of LAC (till now this is not confirmed in any sector in any media) 2) China already had physical control on lot of areas whe...
by LakshmanPST
10 Aug 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Posting some corrections for reference: Sir thanks for your corrections... (1) First and foremost, Ajai Shukla had come out with two maps. First one he posted on his Twitter TL and second one he used in his article. The first one is grossly incorrect in terms of marking of some key locations. Secon...
by LakshmanPST
08 Aug 2020 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Just for reference these are the OSINT images for this area (from last couple of months):- June 22: https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1276930080774615041 June 23: https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1276185393713430528 July 13: https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1282727207819808773 These loca...
by LakshmanPST
07 Aug 2020 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Thanks, that clears a lot for me, they have essentially gobbled up ~80-100 Sq Km. And that PP15 road eventually joins up with the Galwan valley road, everything is nicely interconnected on the Chinese side. And our post there faces a pincer from the north as well as the east. And I was having wet d...
by LakshmanPST
06 Aug 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/mod-document-details-pla-intrusions-in-may/articleshow/77383206.cms The Chinese side transgressed in the areas of Kugrang Nala (near Patrolling Point-15, north of Hot Springs), Gogra (PP-17A) and north bank of Pangong Tso on May 17-18 In the above, Gogra and...
by LakshmanPST
06 Aug 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There is a Chinese guy who has done a detailed analysis of the India-China boundary. The Chinese claims are not authoritative, but based on official maps I don't have time to translate it but I guess people will be able to get a basic idea using google translate or something. The most interesting t...
by LakshmanPST
30 Jul 2020 03:42
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

I guess TEDBF/ORCA will come with Stabilators instead of Canards...
IIRC, Naval Tejas Mk2 model that was displayed had stabilators... And I guess TEDBF will be based on Naval Tejas Mk2 design...
by LakshmanPST
29 Jul 2020 22:55
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

All it needs is a suicide missioned "head master's son" type of guy with an el cheapo shoulder fired thingee to puncuture India's balloon and thereafter watch the media cockroaches and other snake oil politicos baying for Modi's blood. This massive OTT effort has been purposely hyped up a...
by LakshmanPST
23 Jul 2020 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Thanks a lot Lakshman. Your map shows Chinese presence well on their side of LAC. Why is there this general belief then, including statements from even non-Shukla and sane Ex-Army officers, that Chinese have INGRESSED at Depsang and changed status quo there and are not moving out. Using your map, c...
by LakshmanPST
22 Jul 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

can someone provide a link to situation in depsang..maps..indian / chini positions ..ingress?? No OSINT or Satellite image specialists released any maps for that area till date... However, I have identified Chinese roads in that area based on Google Earth---> Chinese Roads in Cyan... Indian Shyok-D...
by LakshmanPST
22 Jul 2020 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Just FYI, https://mapcarta.com/W819431890 has good markings of the Y-junction and Raki Nallah areas around PP-10 to PP-12. Not sure if it wasn't shared before. These are not the actual Patrol points PP10 to PP12... They are actually further East almost near the Chinese road on the East... Infact, t...
by LakshmanPST
22 Jul 2020 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

But this time they have come not to return as is evident from Chinese having blocked Galwan valley and Kangka appraoches to Chip Chap River.[\quote] Any idea where Kangka is? Is it same or near Gorga/hot springs? TIA. Yes, Kong Ka La is near Gogra post (around 10km North East of Gogra and 20 km Sou...
by LakshmanPST
22 Jul 2020 03:38
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

@Aditya_V Our main objective was to send a message to Pak that we will escalate things if another major terrorist attack happens... That msg was to the establishment of Pak Army/ISI/Terrorist groups and they got the message... We achieved that primary objective and that's that... Ofcourse, the Pakis...
by LakshmanPST
22 Jul 2020 02:47
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

Slightly OT, but I don't like the way they're hyping up Rafale arrival, as if half a dozen Rafales will destroy the entire PAF and PLAAF overnight... Forget fighting in a war, tomorrow even if some small technical glitch comes in the jet, the opposition & media will magnify it beyond proportions...
by LakshmanPST
17 Jul 2020 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3785
Views: 1139255

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

Tejas 16 mk1 IOC+ 16 mk1 FOC + 18 mk1 FOC trainers+ 83 mk1a = 133 nos will form 7 operational squadrons. @19 fighter/ sq. All 83 mk1a should be single seater. 2023-24 to 2026-27 mk1a over 4 years @ 20/year. I think 83 Mk1A is actually 73 Mk1A + 10 FOC Trainers... In the original 40 Mk1 orders, ther...
by LakshmanPST
15 Jul 2020 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1531
Views: 299668

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Hmm...m not getting this. Isn't the tedbf supposed to be available by 2030s? Where does the shornet fit in? Totally confused wonlee I think both Vikramaditya and Vikrant need around 30 jets each... We have only 2 squadrons of MIG29K enough for Vikramaditya... IAC1 will be ready by 2022, but no jets...
by LakshmanPST
15 Jul 2020 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1531
Views: 299668

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Navy to get new carrier-based jet by 2032, to replace MiG-29K https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-to-get-new-carrier-based-jet-by-2032-to-replace-mig-29k/article32070823.ece?homepage=true With the new jet under development and also factoring in budgetary constraints, the Navy is looking to ...
by LakshmanPST
13 Jul 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

IMO, Chinese way of doing things is very simple---> "You have power, you can do whatever you want..." This simple logic was the basis of colonialism in the past... The problem is, while the world largely moved away from this overt colonial mindset, it is still present in a covert way... Ju...
by LakshmanPST
12 Jul 2020 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^ Yes, the entire red area boundary is claimed by both India and China... I previously thought that this entire area is under Indian control when I used to read news about Demchok being India's last village, until I read some post in this very thread few pages back... It is only after I started ma...
by LakshmanPST
12 Jul 2020 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I have marked all the Chinese roads in Demchok area---> https://i.imgur.com/O8EQ9ej.png The thick yellow line is the actual on the ground control line, which is mostly Indus river... The blue/Cyan lines are Chinese roads... Thick blue line is G219 Highway... Green lines are India roads (I haven't ma...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jul 2020 18:46
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

Also, I am confused about the rather odd number of Mk 1A being ordered - 83. If you consider standard squadron strength as 18 plus maybe 2 reserves you're still left with 3 extra fighters which doesn't make sense to me. The break up is 73 Single seaters and 10 Twin seaters... My guess is, 16 Single...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jul 2020 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

5) He is saying that Mc Mahon Line is not valid since British themselves disowned him... (This is pure Chinese narrative...) Apparently he is going to write a book on it... Was he referring to McCartney-McDonald Line or McMahon Line? If he was talking about Ladakh, it has to be the former. The Brit...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jul 2020 10:44
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

Without MMRCA, by 2030:- Heavy Fighters:- Su30MKI:- 13 squadrons 14@ 18 per sqd Medium Weight Fighters:- Rafale:- 2 squadrons Mirage 2000:- 0.5 to 1 squadron <2 squadrons up for retirement> 3 upg sqds till 2035+ MIG 29:- 1 squadron <3 squadrons up for retirement> 4 upg sqds till 2035+ Jaguars:-3 sq...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jul 2020 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There is a group of 'experts' who badly want India to declare war on China NOW... If India does not declare war, they want to declare that Govt. is weak and has failed, even if Status Quo has returned... Chellaney is one of them... SuSwamy is another... They are waiting to portray Modi Govt. (which ...
by LakshmanPST
10 Jul 2020 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Lets shoot the message, instead of the messenger, may we? I found some portions of the interview critical of the present euphoria and Doval's 'great triumph' in resolving the border issue. I agree with the Swamy's critique. Lets concentrate on countering his arguments on the matter, instead of tras...
by LakshmanPST
09 Jul 2020 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Tomorrow, even if war starts and India defeats China on Land, Air, Sea, Space, Liberate Tibet and Xinjiang, Break up China into four parts and even overtake China's GDP, still Chellaney will be complaining...
by LakshmanPST
09 Jul 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Don't know how to post image here, but there is an interesting photo here (Someone please post the image here)---> https://twitter.com/AceAdventure5/status/1281068820074049538 Photo seems to be old (but some ppl are passing it-off as recent one)... But as someone highlighted few posts back, Indian p...
by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^ Many portions of the LAC are more up to date on platforms other than Google maps. I haven't yet checked Bing maps. Would be an interesting project for someone with time on hands. Yes, most of the images on Google Earth are from 2010 in the whole area, that too only 1 or 2 images... Some are from...
by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Folks these tunnel structures are more serious than what I thought. I just scanned through the map on a branching road from G219 in Aksai Chin that leads to a Chinese base that is in the middle of Galwan valley in the north and Pangong Tso to the south. This is close to the LAC and I found tunnel-l...
by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ramana and others, I would be interested in what you think of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds4sQ4npYDY This is a YT link to a Paki TV show discussing these events (India-China clash in Ladakh). The fellow talking is Dr. Shahid Masood (SM), who I think is well-known to us BRFites. The thing...
by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983911

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Lakshman Sir the retaliation by our troops no doubt put fear of Mao in them however, a country that is known to use their soldiers as cannon fodder wouldnt care if they lost 40 or 100 bodies. If it is just force projection they could have done that in the eastern theater with far lower costs given ...

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