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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645394

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/Parthu_Potluri/status/1006010905555943424 ---> Check out these panoramic quad-tube night vision goggles (model: BNVD-P) from Bangalore-based Tonbo Imaging, similar in layout & function to the GPNVG-18 worn by Navy SEALS during OBL raid. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfYRdxgVQAA...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 194969

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/statu ... 8975104005 ---> Nearly 20 tonnes of bombs dropped in under a week, over half of which was in a single day — on the supply camp at Muntho Dhalo. A lot of them looked like this one!

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 194969

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The day my father went to war
http://www.opindia.com/2018/06/the-day- ... nt-to-war/

By Rohit Vats, 13 June 2018
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 21434

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1006822693570785281 ---> Bharat Electronics Limited, which is of course a premier Defence Public Sector Undertaking and lead production agency for most of India's domestic C4ISR equipment is opening an office in Hanoi, Vietnam today. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/s...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144427

Re: The IAF History Thread

by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 541
Views: 54862

Re: Design your own fighter

Tejas is there :)

https://twitter.com/CcibChris/status/991582135466315776 ---> Proportional aircraft comparisons

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2476
Views: 399069

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1005011107826679810 ---> China is cranking out destroyers - 19 DDGs in six years, or an average of just over three a year. We can barely produce 1 in 3 yrs. This Is What a Real Naval Buildup Looks Like https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a2108...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732739

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 6020207618 --> INS Sindhukesari after its refit at Severodvinsk. Next to it (at right) is INS Sindhuraj which is undergoing her refit.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 194969

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006752649843113984 ---> Indian Army Soldiers carrying MILAN 2 and 9M113 KONKURS missile launchers during the 1999 Kargil War where Anti-Tank missiles were used to target Pakistan occupied bunkers. They were employed on battalion level, while infantry plato...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1858
Views: 315028

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006390102434537473 ---> Indian Air Force ground crew installing a Griffin 3 Laser Guided Bomb on a MiG-27 fighter bomber. Developed by IAI to convert gravity bombs to precision bombs, it is used by IAF Su-30MKI, SEPECAT Jaguars and MiG-27 along with newer ...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144427

Re: The IAF History Thread

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006430741788389376 ---> Indian Air Force Fighter Training Wing's "Green Beret" Vampire which took part in night operations against targets in Pakistan, operating as part of No.121 Ad-Hoc Squadron. The Ad-hoc units was formed using Instructors fro...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645394

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006507059108384770 --> Indian Army Madras Regiment sniper being briefed upon the Remington M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle while the spotter is equipped with Leupold Mk.4 Compact spotter scope. M2010 fires a .300 Winchester Magnum (7.62×67mm) round and is effe...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732739

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 1954539523 ---> Installing a 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mount on a Project 21 Offshore Patrol Vessel built by Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited in India.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 20720

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1006098508225671169 ---> Just in: Anti-submarine warfare joint ops have begun at Malabar 2018 with mixed groups and flight profiles across two P-8s & a P-1 hunting a Los Angeles-class and Soryu-class. Images from Andersen AFB, Guam. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3425
Views: 369252

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We need a thumbs up smilie! https://twitter.com/MajDPSingh/status/1006176574704513024 ---> Latest pack of Virgin chasers were sent to seek their company. Unfortunately if they dont find virgins...they cant come back to real jannat. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006204448312619009 ---> ...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3231
Views: 300646

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I do not like the wording of the title. Article is dated 07 May 2018 Nobody Cares About The Indian Arjun Tank https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/2018/05/07/nobody-cares-about-the-indian-arjun-tank/ It can be argued the Arjun Mk. II is on par with the K2 Black Panther and the Leopard 2A7 but this d...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1858
Views: 315028

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

Come on Kersi, you should know better :) You are senior member after all.
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346522

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Khalsa-ji, cybaru is spot on! AMCA is still with ADA and so is Mk2. Mk1A is HAL's baby and they can deliver more if the IAF wants it. There are enough human resources to manage the programs. The problem lies with the funding and the optimum use of human resources. The GoI and the Bureaucrats need to...
by Rakesh
12 Jun 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US extraterritorial sanctions: Begging for a waiver now is the worst possible option for India https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/us-extraterritorial-sanctions-begging-for-a-waiver-now-is-the-worst-possible-option-for-india/ By Brahma Chellaney By imposing extraterritorial or “...
by Rakesh
12 Jun 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126863

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Wow! That is a cool design. My bad :oops: :lol: IR, will it have a frameless canopy as in the picture above? I know that has no bearing on anything, but it just looks nice. This is the last picture I saw of the Navy Mk2....so when I saw the above, I was surprised. https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qi...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126863

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

First, I thought this was a fanboy art, Then I saw the DRDO logo at the top right corner. I still do not know what to make of it. https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/1003849745255657472 --> LCA Navy Mk 2 new design? Just look at the canopy. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/De5kAwHVQAAtOP7.jpg:large
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 114
Views: 8535

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1004328255355170816 ---> An Indian Army T-55 providing cover to Indian troopers from Sappers Company during 1971 Indo-Pak War in Bangladesh. Note the interesting fume extractor on the T-55 barrel which was an ingenious measure to differentiate it from simil...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 36983

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1004362553911173120 ---> Indian Army Gunners firing a BL 5.5" medium field gun during the 1965 Indo-Pak War. The BL 5.5 inch gun was a British artillery gun introduced during the middle of the WW-2 to equip medium batteries and was used to equip every ...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424864

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Awesome photo! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1004562904589332481 --> Ultimate peace through ultimate firepower. 10 Para SF Desert Raiders Commandos seated on their Gypsy-based Light Strike Vehicle while a Mi-35 Hind provides Close Air Support. Apart from 3 Para SF, 10 Para SF is one of ...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424864

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1005065389582106630 ---> King Abdullah bin Hussein bin Talal bin Abdullah, checking out an Indian Air Force ALH Dhruv Mk-III during a visit to the NSG Training Centre at Manesar. Abdullah served with the Royal Jordanian Air Force's anti-tank helicopter wing...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424864

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Picture in link...photo is copyrighted (bottom right of photo) and I cannot reproduce here without permission. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1005448497938567168 ---> HAL Rudra Attack Helicopter with M621 Cannon on a THL20 Chin Turret along with Forges De Zeebrugee 70 mm Rockets and stub...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1858
Views: 315028

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

The MiG-25s are now retired. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006138286417428481 ---> An Indian Air Force MiG-25 showing off it's mighty Tumansky R-15B-300 Afterburning Turbojets. These powerful engines allowed these Foxbats to touch speeds of Mach 3+ however it would result in permanent ...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346522

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Adding to Kakarat's post above... Comments below are from the tweet and not mine. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006188043252981760 ---> UTTAM is a multimode solid state active phased array FCR with Air-Air,Air-Ground and Air-Sea modes. It's cutting edge ECCM gives low probability of in...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518189

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Haridas wrote:Take a bow Ramana for your accurate technical assessment from open source litrature, of the eventual root cause of barrel burst during Dhanush field trials and presstitute call for failed indian gun.

+108 Haridas-Ji!
by Rakesh
10 Jun 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

No longer seeing eye to eye? http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/no-longer-seeing-eye-to-eye/article24098227.ece The Quad formation, which is holding its second official meeting today in Singapore, has also been given short shrift. India rejected an Australian request to join maritime exercises al...
by Rakesh
10 Jun 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1005680875009265664?s=20 —> Why waste time listening to think tank drones with a foreign agenda? Read the text of the US-South Korea CISMOA to understand what it entails and how it makes the country which accepts it basically a junior operational partner using Ame...
by Rakesh
10 Jun 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1005679633184911360?s=20 —> CISMOA/COMCASA is not about the US "helping" India upgrade its defensive capabilities through the transfer of tech. It is very much about the US wanting India to restructure its operational military posture to be subservient t...
by Rakesh
10 Jun 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/100 ... 65280?s=20 —> What did America do during Doklam for India? Bugger all! And that is probably why you had the Chief of Naval Staff point out that Quad cannot be militarized and that nobody will help us along our land border with China.
by Rakesh
09 Jun 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US to India: Buy American, Not Russian :lol: https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2018/06/us-india-buy-american-not-russian/148853/ Delhi’s plan to acquire 110 fighter jets in the coming years has prompted Lockheed Martin and Boeing to promise Indian assembly lines for their F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft...
by Rakesh
09 Jun 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Russian S-400 missile purchase is a “done deal”, US looks to calm waters http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/06/russian-s-400-missile-purchase-is-done.html Senior Indian government officials are reportedly upset at this “lack of American understanding”, after India last year scuttled the project to...
by Rakesh
09 Jun 2018 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

They will but at the place and time of their choosing , They will play this game their way to their advantage , if the need arises they can arm twist France and Israel to sanction us and indeed they have done that wrt to 2 other countries [ China & Russia ] We need to get out of this fallacy th...
by Rakesh
09 Jun 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2032
Views: 223103

Re: Military Flight Safety

Yes to Martin Baker.
by Rakesh
07 Jun 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2032
Views: 223103

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1003971267391655936 ---> A missile scientist with Team BrahMos asked Air Commodore Sanjai Chauhan, who was martyred in the Jaguar crash today, why he has not cut down on his flying despite becoming AOC, pat came the reply: "Flying is in my blood. Ranks don't...
by Rakesh
07 Jun 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2032
Views: 223103

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/Elite_Predators/status/1003919086407970816 ---> It's big loss to the Nation that we lost a professional test pilot of Rafale from our arsenal and alumni of ASTE. Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan died in a Jaguar crash. He didn’t eject because A/C was over the village and could have t...
by Rakesh
07 Jun 2018 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I have no problem with more Rafales if they are priced competitively.The RNs JSF F-35Bs, the most expensive variant, of which they're getting around 48+, cost just $0.5B more than our measly 36 Rafales! That too a 5th- Gen fighter including infrastructure and weaponry costs, the "full Monty&qu...

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