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by khan
20 Mar 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAF asks for fresh ammo as Pakistan moves up F16s, takes terror camps to FATA https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-asks-for-fresh-ammo-as-pak-moves-up-f16s-takes-terror-camps-to-fata/articleshow/68490562.cms From the above article: While the Balakot strike came as a surprise to Pak...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If GOI has images of strike and they are willing to share it privately with media houses then why not show them publicly?? Is it possible that Whichever "friendly " country has shared sat images with has stopped us from doing so?? Please think about the difference between someone writing ...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

why should GOI give to any one journalist? all are in some outlet or other...and all will claim a "exclusive" which will make others unhappy. They do that all the time. Examples would be when they showed the Balakot pictures to NDTV only. In all the F-16 van Mig-21 articles (including Shi...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

could perhaps not be one person, but a "collective" tasked to say things that GOI does not want to put press releases on. GOI, had better ways to do this. They can leak information to some friendly reporter and they will report that “sources said...”. If you go back in time, sometimes bab...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 09:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Has anyone done any serious verification of this @bababanaras fellow? He could be some 18 year old with an overactive imagination. If find it hard to believe that anyone with real-time knowledge of what IA is doing in remote border outposts (all over the border - not just in one district), is giving...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 08:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PAF practising highway take off/landings near Islamabad yesterday. they are spooked big time... i believe this kind of no peace/no war will continue till end of elections. I hope Modi Govt will do something more before the elections - like maybe kill some more rats. It doesn't make sense to let Pak...
by khan
19 Mar 2019 02:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Hopefully we will soon hear about some Cobras being shot down by the IA. Attack in the Jammu region by Pak is bold, probably hoping to catch us off-guard. I don’t think they would have used Cobras over the IB. They are desperate to de-escalate so they can save money & H&D. This is probably ...
by khan
18 Mar 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Lalmohan wrote:IIRC - attack choppers are an escalation and will therefore need retalliation

My thoughts exactly, I hope they take out the base that launched the attack helicopters. Essentially take out the squadron of attack helicopters.
by khan
17 Mar 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:Why is Paki air space still closed ? looks they are spooked big time? are we missing anything??

They are scared of more air strikes. There are so many terrorists there, it is hard to drop anything there and miss hitting a terrorist :mrgreen:
by khan
16 Mar 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Interesting CT: Check out @Editor_Orbat’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Editor_Orbat/status/1106915711388213256?s=09 This makes no sense. If the Bakis let Saudi have their Nukes, they lose all importance to the Umah - no one will give a shit about them anymore. Their only claim to fame is being the on...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Image shows possible accident near Pakistani nuclear weapons facility after Balakot Exclusive satellite image accessed by ThePrint shows burn marks on the earth, indicating a missile may have fallen off & the explosive burnt up. https://theprint.in/defence/image-shows-possible-accident-near-pak...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 654689

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It would be good to announce even by a lame duck Indian administration that we will be increasing our defense budget. For the budget due in June, Pakis will make extra provisions even in a very tight economic situation and as a result prices of essential commodities and consumables will go sky high...
by khan
16 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sorry. I just want to draw attention to the practice of lazily copying entire posts, images, and all, to add a 1-liner, instead of taking the trouble to focus on what one wishes to post. This is a great way to increase the number of pages in a thread. Soon one will be copying entire threads in each...
by khan
15 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Proof that India IS ready for a two-front war. The ‘Third Surgical Strike’: Amidst Balakot, Indian Army Conducted Joint Mega Anti-Terror Operation In Myanmar https://swarajyamag.com/insta/the-third-surgical-strike-amidst-balakot-indian-army-conducted-joint-mega-anti-terror-operation-in-myanmar That...
by khan
15 Mar 2019 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 654689

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

There must be a way to introduce hyper-inflation in Pakistan. That will push them over the tipping point.
by khan
15 Mar 2019 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821161

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

By Mihir Shah https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/03/analysis-theres-a-revolution-coming-in-the-indian-air-forces-missile-arsenal.html Transformation in IAF missile armory. Good summary & will probably be the most cited reference for the state of IAF missile armory for the next few years. It i...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1511
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Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I have not heard any chatter on the chine. But that is definitely a chine. It is exactly where it should be. Long long time back I had drawn an LCA Mk3 which also sported a chine at exactly the same place. https://i.imgur.com/CXKs8Ti.jpg It should help with directional stability. It will have a sim...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This China thing is great for Jingos IMO. If the UNSC wont act, India has gone the Diplomatic route, the only thing left is military. It has opened the door for more attacks against terror. That door was decidedly open based on the GOI statements and 3 service chief's statements Yes, but India had ...
by khan
14 Mar 2019 03:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This China thing is great for Jingos IMO. If the UNSC wont act, India has gone the Diplomatic route, the only thing left is military. It has opened the door for more attacks against terror. Added Later: This is a golden opportunity to cut Pakistan down to size. Destroy their air force, navy and cut ...
by khan
13 Mar 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

for now to keep modi quiet till may23 they give him a fake 'victory' by not blocking MA's tagging. he is anyway safe in ISI custody and not known to visit outside TSP. his assets are liquid shadow asset, out of reach of international financial system, PA can compense him via its control of the pak ...
by khan
13 Mar 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

they will most likely block it. this time the indian response must be to destroy a terrorist site co-located on or near a CPEC project, preferably in northern areas. costs need to be imposed on the chinese and their CPEC sabotaged by all means. any "freedom fighters" found lurking around ...
by khan
13 Mar 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Shiv Aroor thinks that the Balakot 200 casualty video is a fake: https://twitter.com/shivaroor/status/11 ... 14210?s=21
by khan
13 Mar 2019 09:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I asked it earlier. Let me try again Any news about other two targets ? Total 12 Mirages took off to drop payloads with Su30 & MIGs for air support. Each Mirage was carrying 1000kg bomb to be dropped. There is no news saying Balakot was hit by 12 bombs. Each news was saying 4-5 bombs were dropp...
by khan
12 Mar 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

#Balakot is not linked to #Pulwama. Intelligence agencies had input about terrorists being prepared for suicide attacks in India. @PMOIndia took the decision. Pak response was a botched up operation by Pak. Every Indian must be proud of #IAF: @arunjaitley at #AajtakSurakshaSabha IMO, this is the mo...
by khan
12 Mar 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Saar the central govt is already lame duck So was the Vajpayee government during Kargil. Didn't stop them from kicking Pakistani butt. The point is the government must govern. Not only that, Election Commission code of conduct doesn’t cover External affairs. Fixing the Pakistan problem is perhaps t...
by khan
12 Mar 2019 15:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I get the feeling that time is running out for the Pakistanis. They have not been showing irreversible progress towards dismantling the terror infrastructure. After giving international diplomacy a few weeks to work, India is now justified in taking out a few more targets.
by khan
12 Mar 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Wonder how much is this costing them? Must be at the edge of their stockpiles and $$ if this continues another few weeks All this heightened activity must be a goldmine for our EW assets to capture into their databases ( must be similar for their side too) Not enough, ways must be found to force...
by khan
12 Mar 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Do Pakis think an Indian Cold Start is coming? What has happened with the tanks escaping from Sialkot cantonment? Overall, the internet/comm shutdown and cellphone seizures in POK and Khyber-Pakthoonwa indicate something big brewing. Also tie into the reports from Balochistan last week (well after ...
by khan
10 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

pak army tanks on way to border from sialkot cantt. No tank carriers, they are digging up all tarmac. Look pretty spooked in the way they are messing up all the tarmacs with their tracks leaving behind loose rubble all along the tanks path. https://youtu.be/10vxKlgJNBQ This is from 2 weeks ago - pl...
by khan
10 Mar 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

prasannasimha wrote:Ammunition dump near Chakoti was leveled. Was this the third strike that Rajnath Singh was referring to as it was going on ?Or something else ? they were using that to target India

Probably retaliation for that failed air attack on the Indian ammo dump.
by khan
10 Mar 2019 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473938

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

Meteor cannot be carried on board the upgraded Mirage 2000I/TI. Meteor would have worked for the Tejas had Thales allowed the Elta AESA radar to be mated with the missile, but Thales refused. So now Astra Mk2 will take on that role. This Week, IAF’s Dreams Of Meteor-Armed LCA Tejas Could Formally D...
by khan
10 Mar 2019 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473938

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

Will Meteor missile work ok any other IAF plane - especially Mirage 2000?

Seems to be that would be the real game-changer vis-à-vis Pakistan. The stealth stuff is more important for China.
by khan
09 Mar 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Such things keep happening on daily basis. We hear about losses on our side, because we dont hide deaths of our Soldiers. When India counter attacks and Pakis die, but they simply suppress the matter and India doesn't have any reason to publicise it. So you wont hear about it. Don't even hope to...
by khan
09 Mar 2019 17:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They are scared India is upto something. Alert & mobilized PAF & PA just means more of them to kill when the time comes. This article says there is a possibility that JeM (and ISI handlers) went rogue and conducted Pulwama attack bypassing Bajwa https://theprint.in/opinion/it-is-a-dangerous...
by khan
09 Mar 2019 07:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Apparently there was an accident in the Sui gas fields :mrgreen:
by khan
09 Mar 2019 02:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Paks have extended the NOTAM. I have a feeling they are up to something. If there is another terror attack (with no claims), GoI will be forced to react, potentially against a alert PAF and mobilized PA.. They are scared India is upto something. Alert & mobilized PAF & PA just means more of...
by khan
09 Mar 2019 00:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I saw an article somewhere (too lazy to look it up), that this time rounding up the usual suspects is not going to be acceptable to India. India wants at a minimum all Indian citizen terrorists in TSP handed over (this included Dawood Ibrahim and apparently Hafeez Syed). This also correlates well w...
by khan
09 Mar 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They will send Pakistan and Emergency Assistance Package of $10B to Rehabilitate ex-terrorists, etc. Looking to UNSC is a waste of time and counter-productive as demonstrated since 1948. Re: LOC. My concern is that being on Indian side is not much better. Not acceptable. The "LOC" needs t...
by khan
08 Mar 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

prasannasimha wrote:Actually heavy 2 artillery firing going on Two border outpost destroyed. We are shooting to destroy those units. Not just retaliate now reactively to their firing
LOC has flaired up again

Soon the situation on the TSP side will be such that serving on the LOC is a suicide mission.
by khan
08 Mar 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788604

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I saw an article somewhere (too lazy to look it up), that this time rounding up the usual suspects is not going to be acceptable to India. India wants at a minimum all Indian citizen terrorists in TSP handed over (this included Dawood Ibrahim and apparently Hafeez Syed). This also correlates well wi...

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