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by Aditya G
26 Jun 2003 20:09
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 22778

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

It seems that Z3268 has been given a new serial....why?

The new paintjob is cool
by Aditya G
26 Jun 2003 19:37
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 97874

Re: Kargil Revisited

Extract from Dateline Kargil By Gaurav Sawant pg 140: The artillery lauched several late night attacks on the Pakistani positions. "We have recently acquired Cargo bombs and these have been wreaking havoc both across the LoC and on the enemy positions on the Indian side," one of the youngsters expla...
by Aditya G
06 Jun 2003 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 67830

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

I recently bought the book "A Soldier's Diary Kargil - The Inside Story" by Harinder Baweja. The author has written the book in form of a diary kept by a soldier (which no name and no unit). The idea is to bring out the difficulties faced by the troops in the conflict (esp before the tololing victor...
by Aditya G
18 May 2003 19:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122098

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Any recent news of the LOH and the Dhanush?

Any model of LOH at AI03?
by Aditya G
10 Jan 2003 14:50
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong
Replies: 13
Views: 10042

Re: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong

ok, i have sent him an email - hopefully he will join BRF.
by Aditya G
10 Jan 2003 14:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong
Replies: 13
Views: 10042

Re: Tibetans in 1971 War : Phantoms of Chittagong

There is one ACIG Forum member whose dad was in the SFF. I am sure we can ask him to come over to BRF. From: http://www.acig.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=945&forum=16&start=9 hi everyone, this is my first post so plz overlook any mistakes.i wanna know bout special frontie...
by Aditya G
31 Dec 2002 21:23
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Army planned offensive in PoK in January (this is an old link posted above) As part of Operation Parakram, the Indian Army had planned a major commando operation in January this year to hit and seal off major terrorist launching pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, but it was called off at the last mo...
by Aditya G
16 Dec 2002 20:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

You dont need to, posted first by Subin in the Pakistan Thread: From: http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/20021223/cover.shtml&SET=T <center> When India Came Close To War Twice this year, in January and June, India was on the verge of striking against Pakistan. Here's why it didn't. By Shishir Gupt...
by Aditya G
16 Dec 2002 15:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

I recommend the latest India Today to everyone for archival. Costs 15 bucks. The cover story: "When India Came Close to War". It basically talks of 2 times in Jan and May when we almost did it. Some talk of our plans, the para cdos and the No 1 Tigers etc. good stuff. A lot of it is insider's view, ...
by Aditya G
13 Dec 2002 15:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Marketing of Indian Defence Products
Replies: 49
Views: 22210

Re: Marketing of Indian Defence Products

what are Reliance's requirements?
by Aditya G
12 Dec 2002 19:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Marketing of Indian Defence Products
Replies: 49
Views: 22210

Re: Marketing of Indian Defence Products

did you guys know that Pawan Hans also operates Mi-8s? :cool:
by Aditya G
06 Dec 2002 15:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Infiltration from across the border down: Army chief Army chief General S Padmanabhan on Friday said that infiltration from across the border has been reduced by "about 43-44 per cent," which is reasonably good. He was inaugurating a military building on the outskirts of Chennai. Asked to comment on...
by Aditya G
02 Dec 2002 11:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 62665

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

how well are we prepared against the Chinese long range Su27s and Su30 MKK's. :mad: :mad: :mad: (1) The Su-30MKI has more bells and whistles compared to any version of the flanker in service in the PLA. fullstop. (2) Attacking deep within enemy terretory is difficult for both airforces, and especia...
by Aditya G
27 Nov 2002 19:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 62665

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Harry I have sent you email. Pls check and reply.

Thanx
by Aditya G
27 Nov 2002 19:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 22670

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

This post required a lot of effort, so please read it! (1) Why are you interested in defense/security issues, especially those relating to India? Its my duty (2) How (or when) did you get interested in defense matters? I knew balls abt the military till 2000. Mig-something...tank...gun..republic day...
by Aditya G
22 Nov 2002 17:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

From: http://www.mod.nic.in/pressreleases/content.asp?id=305 Pakistan troops had not occupied any strategic post on the Indian side of Line of Control during July 2002. However, in the last week of July 2002, there was a minor Pakistan intrusion, approximately 800 meters on our side of Line of Contr...
by Aditya G
22 Nov 2002 09:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 35532

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

I have nothing new to say so I'll simply quote you guys and pass comments...wokay? It may be remembered that between 1991 and 1996, there was a drastic reduction in flying hours because the collapse of the Soviet Union had resulted in an acute shortage of spares and product support for aircraft of S...
by Aditya G
21 Nov 2002 18:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 35532

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

I have the March 2001 issue of Flight Safety...anybody want me to type the stuff for you? It has some stuff from Op Pawan, MiG-21, cheetah articles, a letter from Wingco KS...is this mag classified?
by Aditya G
17 Nov 2002 22:13
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Posted first by Rangudu: The world came dangerously close to nuclear war in late July. The nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan became dangerously hot over the Pakistani occupation of a "strategic" border post that Indian troops then recaptured. There were casualties on both sides but the con...
by Aditya G
17 Nov 2002 16:38
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

'Kargil II' did take place, confirms Indian Air Force New Delhi, Nov 13 Nearly four months after the incident, the Indian Air Force(IAF) on Wednesday confirmed that Pakistani troops did occupy a strategic Indian post at the Neelam valley near Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir before the Army and the IAF e...
by Aditya G
17 Nov 2002 16:37
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

IAF officially acknowledges Kargil-II TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2002 01:49:47 AM ] NEW DELHI: Apart from extensively practising high-altitude precision bombing during Operation Parakram along the Indo-Pak border, the IAF also sharpened its skills in conducting helicopter-borne ope...
by Aditya G
17 Nov 2002 16:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Rediff: 'Indian forces were ready for raids into Pakistan' Josy Joseph in New Delhi Indian Army Special Forces and Indian Air Force had conducted mock commando attacks during Operation Parakram to prepare itself for possible lightning raids into Pakistani territory to destroy terrorist camps and th...
by Aditya G
17 Nov 2002 16:35
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33805

IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Op Parakram is over and looking back at "India's War Against Terror By Attrition", I think some very valuable new positives happened for the IAF. Some observations: (1) The UAVs and the satellites are not there to impress the junta, they are being put to use and they have produced results. However, ...
by Aditya G
05 Nov 2002 18:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 35532

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

Daulat: the article also seems to imply that IAF jaguars are seeing more flying hours than RAF or Armee de l'Aire jaguars hence finding of the problem earlier excellent observation! :roll: but maybe it was the local climate which caused it earlier on? Though I am not sure how the "the brake body of...
by Aditya G
08 Oct 2002 19:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 19338

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Tom: Besides, the point is that IrAF MiG-21MF-pilots were extremely aggressive already since September 1980.... so, obviously somebody trained them before the date. Hey give credit to the Iraqis for that! 100 instructors might have gone to Iraq, but surely they taught the Iraqis as required by the ...
by Aditya G
06 Oct 2002 19:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)
Replies: 51
Views: 25509

Re: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)

There are 32 items we have bought from Israel : how many has Israel bought from us??
by Aditya G
23 Aug 2002 13:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Marketing of Indian Defence Products
Replies: 49
Views: 22210

Re: Marketing of Indian Defence Products

India recently supplied 2 choppers to a CIS state which borders Afganistan.....These were probably ex-IA/IAF/IN Cheetahs/Chetaks.

Do we pay any royalties to france for Lancer?
by Aditya G
07 Aug 2002 08:30
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Books that cover IAF and its History
Replies: 69
Views: 30251

Re: Books that cover IAF and its History

Rangudu, do you have anything on the Kargil and Siachen conflict in your collection? Please post it here!

Thanks
by Aditya G
08 Jul 2002 00:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: India's Air Defence Network
Replies: 24
Views: 12393

Re: India's Air Defence Network

Is the 'beam' moneuver same as the 'Tailslide' in the Sukhoi? I thought it was exclusive to the flanker
by Aditya G
07 Jul 2002 20:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: India's Air Defence Network
Replies: 24
Views: 12393

Re: India's Air Defence Network

Ashish_Mishra : <I>Guys, I have a question . Say an IAF Su-30MKI has launched a BVRAAM at an approaching Puki fighter (say) an F-7 .How exactly can the F-7 evade the missile ? </I>

By ejecting! :D
by Aditya G
05 Jul 2002 12:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67689

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

I was going thru the Defexpo 2002 showdaily [20.feb.02] and noticed this: <B>Defexpo News talks to P.D.Braquilangs, MD, Thales India</B> DN: What were the important orders received in 2001 (in india)? PDB: In India we have been selected for the Russian supplied T-90 programme. Thales has provided th...
by Aditya G
02 Jul 2002 13:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 32073

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Uff, so many folks here but it is left to me to add the razzmataazz :

"You all are crazy but that's why i love you"
by Aditya G
29 Jun 2002 12:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67689

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

This is not specific to Arjun, but IMHO the whole Armed Forces and DRDO combine: <B>(1) The Doctrine</B> To most westerners all russian armaments seem shitty, but they look at it from their POV. It all depends on the doctrine. Look at all usual russian designs - they <u>ALL</u> have the common featu...

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