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by Aditya G
26 Oct 2017 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ the question is whether anybody is asking the admirals at all. Even so, like we see in SSN vs Aircraft Carrier debate admirals can also differ. This armchair admiral thinks that it's better to stick with Israeli systems viz a viz drones as they are already in service and buy more Tata C-295 based ...
by Aditya G
25 Oct 2017 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 532713

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

Additional Su-30s is the right thing to do as bureaucratic inefficiencies at MoD prevent speedy induction of other platforms. I would like to see the Su-30 production setup to convert to FGFA so that there is one line of fighters from russian ecosystem ongoing. Produce Rafale on another line and Tej...
by Aditya G
20 Oct 2017 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The admiral is referencing MMSs scalding remarks about national resources.in this context he is critical about the lack of powers to sanction upgrades and repairs even though he is responsible to operate the boats. The governer is not a babu, he is a political appointee, but definitely not a neta ei...
by Aditya G
19 Oct 2017 01:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The award for ASW-SWC tender is the most significant tender from Navy in years. The ideal ASW ship should be cheap and numerous, like the erstwhile Arnala (Petya) class submarine chasers. So 16 SWCs replace 4 x Abhay and 12 x Arnala class ASW ships. The large order perhaps explains why no more Proje...
by Aditya G
19 Oct 2017 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

My comments on Ajai Shukla's article; http://ajaishukla.blogspot.ie/2017/10/navy-blues-policy-shortsightedness-dogs.html Broadsword said... @ Anonymous 23:33 ...that the seven ships of 17A have been split up between two shipyards, losing the advantage of building in numbers. - Ajai Shukla says that ...
by Aditya G
18 Oct 2017 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

AK upgraded by FAB defence Israel.

Gagan wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Here’s IAF Garud commando Sgt Milind Kishor Khairnar in battle gear. May his family in Nashik find the strength.

OFB Ghatak
by Aditya G
18 Oct 2017 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/garud-force-helmet-rashtirya-rifle-kashmir-ak-47-indian-army/1/1070825.html the bullet proof helmet used by the IAF Garud apparently did not perform as expected against AK 47 bullets The helmet performed as expected unless mfr claimed that it can stop an AK round.
by Aditya G
17 Oct 2017 14:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

ASW swc: Make in India: Government shipyards win Rs 12,000 crore deal to supply 16 ASW craft to Navy Leaving private sector competitors behind, government shipyards -- Cochin Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipyard Limited -- bagged the order to supply 16 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) craft to the...
by Aditya G
16 Oct 2017 17:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 49217

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

Wake me up when it happens http://indianexpress.com/article/india/coming-soon-ministry-of-defence-mods-cyber-space-special-operations-divisions-4892404/ Five years after they were first proposed by the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expecting the three new tri-service agencies in the...
by Aditya G
16 Oct 2017 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Aditya_V wrote:The P-30 seems to have a lot less clutter than the P-28, seems to be much more stealthier design.


Looks same to me ....
by Aditya G
15 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 169515

Re: The IAF History Thread

Snippet regarding recent veergati of 2 garuds. https://i.imgur.com/Qn1LmZS.jpg Claims first losses since 1990 - factually wrong as there are losses to enemy action in Siachen and Kargil. If the author took 1990 as start of jehad in Kashmir then even then it would be wrong as we lost 9 IAF men in 1994.
by Aditya G
14 Oct 2017 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://www.marinedesigners.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2.jpg SEDS's ASW-SWC is an interesting design, somewhat similar to Visby class corvette. I like the water jets and stealth turret. I am concerned about the rear facing RBU - which IMHO is not ideal for attacking a submarine. Also, the tr...
by Aditya G
08 Oct 2017 02:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451923

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

vasu raya wrote:Is TATA Kestrel the future replacement for BMPs? Namica's, Munthra's are all based on BMP as of now...


No. Tata Kestrel is not a BMP replacement. At best, it is a recce jeep or BRDM replacement. I am not sure if we have dedicated ATGM units but possibly it is one such use case
by Aditya G
05 Oct 2017 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 532713

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

"after"burner What about structural considerations of engine components running on full burner? Are the components rated to work at those extreme conditions longer than the fuel lasts? https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/su-30-specs.htm The above link says that normal fuel...
by Aditya G
05 Oct 2017 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The Morung Express ‘September 27 firing between NSCN (K), Indian Army occurred 15 kilometer inside Myanmar’ October 1, 2017 DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 30 (MExN): The Konyak Union (Myanmar) has refuted the claim made by the Indian Army that it did not cross the Indo-Myanmar border to engage in a gun battle w...
by Aditya G
04 Oct 2017 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 747927

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ka-226 detachable cabin presents a unique innovation possibility where several different cabins could be designed and available to units to address different needs.
by Aditya G
04 Oct 2017 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ I think extensive use of sheet metal for stealth shaping and housing has lead to weight increase on all ships. The most noticeable difference is on Kolkata class, versus Delhi class which share the same hull.
by Aditya G
03 Oct 2017 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

^ Book is not yet on kindle. will be available later. http://m.indiatvnews.com/news/india-exclusive-indian-army-was-livestreaming-last-year-s-surgical-strike-from-pok-to-delhi-retd-army-commander-ds-hooda-reveals-to-india-tv-403816?utm_source=http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/skirmishs-at-l...
by Aditya G
03 Oct 2017 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

https://swarajyamag.com/amp/story/defence%2F2016-surgical-strikes-anniversary-how-modi-and-his-ministers-fooled-pakistan-into-thinking-there-would-be-no-revenge-for-uri-attacks As blanket coverage of the Uri attack took over television news and the internet on the morning of 18 September, a chill de...
by Aditya G
03 Oct 2017 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

^ Author Pravin Sawhney

The whole article is a rant.
by Aditya G
03 Oct 2017 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Now can we order more P28s please? :roll: http://defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=383879 Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), under the Ministry of Defence, which recently completed major modernisation of its infrastructure facility and has doubled its capacity, has become the first Indian ...
by Aditya G
02 Oct 2017 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 747927

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

We need more info on this upgrade. A 12.7 mm HMG - likely NSV license made by OFB is heavy and large. Not to mention the heavy ammo. Not ideal for helicopter cabins. ICG is also not known to opt for heavy firepower in any platform. Happy to be corrected. If ICG needs to stop fishermen a few warning ...
by Aditya G
30 Sep 2017 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 581863

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/surgical-strikes-loc-jammu-and-kashmir-pakistan/1/1058227.html As the first anniversary of surgical strikes conducted by Indian Army special forces draws nearer, the tension on the line of control (LoC) is palpable and the vigil tight. The soldiers of 4/1 Gorkha Ri...
by Aditya G
29 Sep 2017 02:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451923

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Only bikoot served. No mithai? I am sure Philip Saar will not mind when I say this...I actually met him at a BR Meet 17 years ago on 14 Aug 2000 near the Naval Dockyard at Mumbai. Sandeep Unnithan was there as well at the meet, along with Kapil Chandni and so was BRF member Bharathan...not sure if h...
by Aditya G
29 Sep 2017 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

... Not merely shocking. Outright treasonous, as it could have endangered the success of the operation and the lives of the recce teams who were already on the other side. Note that Quint is a platform intimately involved with Barkha Dutt (who during the 26/11 attacks, broadcast the NSG's tactical ...
by Aditya G
29 Sep 2017 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/ind...commander-ds-hooda-reveals-to-india-tv-403816 Exclusive: Indian Army was livestreaming last year's surgical strike from PoK to Delhi, retd army commander DS Hooda reveals to India TV In an exclusive interview to India TV, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chi...
by Aditya G
29 Sep 2017 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Often, personal opinions of people seemingly in the know can be biased and misleading. Secondly, professional pride in one's unit should not be seen as lack of respect for the other. NSG the premier counter terrorist force is in name only. Army has no respect for their operational capabilities. It i...
by Aditya G
29 Sep 2017 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Interview of the team that conducted the surgical strikes. http://www.newsx.com/video-gallery/232562-surgical-strike-team-interview-watch-the-complete-video-detailing-the-super-operation An incredible amount of detail never before on Indian TV. Must watch except for the irritating first 5-6 minutes...
by Aditya G
28 Sep 2017 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Curious is there any ASW UAV in the market at all?

I can't think of any equipped with MAD, sonobouys, torpedoes and depth charges.

At best UAV is a surveillance, radio intelligence and targeting platform. Navy already employs Herons in this role.
by Aditya G
28 Sep 2017 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 384749

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Khalsa, reg your point on kill ratio.

Infiltration from PoK has been honed as an infinite resource by Pakistan, constrained only by time and tempo of the movement.

Favourable kill ratios will not be extendable beyond a point so you need to reduce infiltration for tangible gains.
by Aditya G
28 Sep 2017 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

rkhanna wrote:^^ Dont forget Garuds will also start rotating in soon to gain experience.


We have been hearing about it, but question is whether they will take up an AOR like Marcos and execute CT ops there.
by Aditya G
28 Sep 2017 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 384749

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

^ but this point does come up repeatedly. Arguments are, for example, why bury the bodies at all? Why not burn them in electric crematoriums. Surely the word will spread and may discourage some to join jehadi ranks
by Aditya G
28 Sep 2017 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The NSG should be fit into the counter terrorist matrix in J&K by consulting the Army. MARCOS dett in wular is over 20 years old now, how does that work so well? Half the problems are because babus do not want to consult stakeholders before taking decisions. NSG if deployed as say, QRT in Srinag...
by Aditya G
27 Sep 2017 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721538

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The NSG should be deployed in J&K and should take part in active operations. However their jurisdiction should be limited to ops which are handled by CRPF alone. NSG should thus be the additional and more skilled muscle available on call to address specific tactical challenges. Thus, NSG will no...
by Aditya G
25 Sep 2017 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 49196

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

Pathankot crisis was a mix of good and bad 'luck', for lack of a better word; - Counter terrorism elements were in place in advance for a change. - Garuds engaged the jehadis, but couldn't kill them. Took casualties but on positive side fulfilled it's core mission. Remember it was created in respons...
by Aditya G
25 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882941

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

US-2 is a nice capability addition to the navy. Aise from SAR and CSAR I see potential for special operations and HADR. It is a fantastic capability to have in IOR. However, we are overdoing the contract - it can be a simple 6 to max 12 ac purchase in flyway condition from Japan coupled with some of...
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2017 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

jamwal wrote:Confirmed to have occurred by denied to be cross border by Army ??


I meant the encounter happened but Army said it was within Indian borders
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2017 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Since 2015 Operation Peace cross-border strikes, there have been potentially 3 other strikes in Myanmar: 1. 2016/05/30: Strikes carried out in Myanmar against CorCom to retaliate for ambush of 6 AR on 22nd May in Manipur. Totally denied by Army. 2. 2016/08/19: 12 Para SF executes strike against NSCN...
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2017 17:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 871437

Re: Small Arms Thread

IMHO this is the LMG in question. FN MAG derivatives are in service with US as well:

Image

Thakur_B wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:Is this the one Thakur_B?



That is modernised fn mag from ofb. Not confirmed whether related to ARDE project.
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2017 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288544

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Nitin Gokhale brings out difference b/w Surgical Strikes and other Trans-LC ops very well. http://nitinagokhale.blogspot.ie/2017/09/india-needs-to-punch-according-to-its.html India needs to punch according to its own weight Swarajya magazine interviewed me on eve of the publication of my book Securi...

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