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by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1103163989737893888 ---> The funny thing is, a 'bulked -up' F-21 (F-16 cough cough) with those EFTs and other add-ons will be shot down even more easily in close-combat by a R-73 equipped MiG-21 Bison.
by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1102510782778990592 ---> Arms import dalals are striving hard to emerge as the 'true victors' of the Balakot episode.
by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

X-Post from the MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir thread... ================================================================================= After the NYT article... ---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7699&p=2330834#p2330834 ...comes this gem. See below...Boei...
by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

X-Post from the MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir thread... ================================================================================= Zaid Hamid came out in full support of the nytimes article and is mentioned in the link below. Indians Blast NYT for "Biased" Reporting on Ae...
by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The R-73 is a continuous rod warhead. Some details on the missile from Global Security. Good find Shameek. Adding this picture of an explosion of a continuous rod warhead. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Continuous-rod_warhead ---> A continuous-rod warhead is a specialized munition that exhibits an annu...
by Rakesh
07 Mar 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Beautifully put by Saurav Jha.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1103177551764062208 ---> The future of the Indian Air Force are the Tejas family and the AMCA. India needs a military that is actually usable to prosecute foreign policy. India must escalate and de-escalate as and when its supreme...
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Next time need to use mother/ father of all bombs to make it an open and shut case of jhappad to bakis. ^^^^^^^^^ To satisfy all the doubters, next time, why not add a small but potent "dye pack" to the warhead? DRDO could deploy multiple colours, using the same 'SPICE-2000' guidance kits...
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2075
Views: 305133

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

Another example of the great service being done by the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress Party!

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by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

SidSoma wrote:All Rant points noted. Moving on.

Thank You for no longer ranting.
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

After the NYT article... ---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7699&p=2330867#p2330867 ...comes this gem. See below...Boeing and Lockheed Martin are really piling on the pressure :lol: India’s Dogfight Loss Could Be a Win for U.S. Weapons-Makers https://foreignpolicy.com...
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Folks in here are unnecessarily getting angst, angina, blood pressure, asthma attack, heart attack, panic attack, etc and for what? Because opposition political parties are demanding photographic evidence of the air strikes from the Govt? Because you cannot resist the urge to visit a Paki propaganda...
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Vivasvat wrote:Q - Why use costly SPICE when conventional low cost dumb bombs would have done the job and caused much more visible destruction?

Please study up on the Spice series and then think whether such a question is even valid.

Regular bombs could not do the job.
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 229689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Pakistan Spooked By Indian Scorpene-Class Submarine On 1st Op Deployment?
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/03 ... yment.html
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 45980

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

^^^^ Tweet related to above video.... https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1102979015210606592 ---> Full video broadcast of my flight in an LCA Tejas fighter, where I meet with pilots testing the jet and getting it ready to replace the IAF’s MiG-21. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D06RinvXQAIcRHS.jpg
by Rakesh
06 Mar 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 45980

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

Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas : What It's Like To Fly India's Own Fighter Jet

by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^ Other than Congis, Pakis (I repeat myself) whose perceptions are won by what is said by Paki broadcasters? Who cares what they think? The entire Abhinandan action occured on 27th morning. The IAF brief was which spoke about 24 planes being challenged by 8 planes was done on 28th evening. So what ...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

No. The Pakis and the Chinese will have to hack into the missile system’s software and interface it with the Chinese radar. Easier said than done.
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Who's lying? Americans. About what happened in Syria-Iraq. I wonder when India is going start serial production of Su-24 - Need about 100 to counter the 5000 F-35s that are going to be sold worldwide. Su-24? :roll: He meant that sarcastically :) UB, let us go easy on Pinglish and sarcasm. Thanks.
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

can GE be postponed for say six months..?? That my dear Doctor, is a recipe for disaster. Opposition parties will be up in arms claiming that Modi has declared a dictatorship. The political capital that Modi has from 2014 to date will evaporate like a fart in the wind. The BJP will lose spectacular...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This name Shahzaz Ud Din what does it mean? What is Shahzaz mean? Is there any real person with such a name? Looks like a oordofied made up name. Found this on SM....FWIW... https://twitter.com/occupiedbypak/status/1101758362725826566 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0o7XYKWkAAUgt-.jpg https://pbs.twim...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Re-opening thread. Sorry Ramana-ji, I will take the heat if this thread goes south again. Posters, please stop watching NDTV and giving yourself blood pressure. Please read EVERY WORD in this tweet from Saurav Jha before posting again. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1102470467107995648 ---> So ...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2075
Views: 305133

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

IAF Chief BS Dhanoa says Rafale jets to be inducted by September: Know all about the omni-role fighter aircraft
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/i ... 2019-03-04
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:Rakesh, Time to close the thread as we are not gaining any signal and its all noise?

Agreed. We can reopen or start a new thread if required. Only the MiG-21 thread needs to be still open.
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There is a strange “Jordan Aviation” plane over Baki air-space R55541/JAV5541. Wikipedia says they do charters/wet-lease. Just landed in Lahore. F-16 spares? That is a B762 (acronym for Boeing 767-200ER). See here ---> https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/JAV5541#1232020641 Jordan Aviation has o...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Wouldn't Pakistanis have got hold of this radar and other electronics in the downed MIG 21? This is the photo of the front section of the MiG-21 that crashed in PoK. That radar would have become a chapati (literally). They will get nothing of value from that radar. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0am1...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAF Chief - Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa briefs media on Air Strike

by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

sudeepj wrote:Newbie question.. Does the Kopyo radar go in the Mig 21 Nose Cone or is carried on a pod?

Nose Cone. Go to this link below and check the video out at 3:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUBqlMvDiPE
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Indians Blast NYT for "Biased" Reporting on Aerial Dogfight Between MiG-21, F-16 Read this tweet first and then read the NYT piece. Everything will be clear to you. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1102670058520641536 ---> 'India penetrates deep into Pakistani airspace and conducts a p...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There are a few things i fail to understand. 1 Would Pakistan return the Pilot of they wanted to hide the F-16 story? Abhi can just give an interview of what happened. (or is there a gentle man's agreament, (we know, you know) Because the entire premise of the Pakistan Air Force is built on lies. T...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This name Shahzaz Ud Din what does it mean? What is Shahzaz mean? Is there any real person with such a name? Looks like a oordofied made up name. Ramana-ji, Shahzaz will likely have some similar meaning to below.... Shahzad ---> Son of the King Shahbaz ---> King's Own Royal Falcon Now whether such ...
by Rakesh
05 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Zaid Hamid came out in full support of the nytimes article and is mentioned in the link below. Indians Blast NYT for "Biased" Reporting on Aerial Dogfight Between MiG-21, F-16 If this was an American bird (F-16 or F-18) that shot down the Pakistani F-16, this article would be all in prais...
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1101754620450226176 ---> The biggest 'proof' of the efficacy of the Balakot strike is the fact that the Pakistan Air Force was compelled to send its best planes for a broad daylight attack on Indian Army positions in retaliation.
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1101902135610859521 ---> For the past five years some Amriki leaning dalals have been getting waah waahi simply because they have been vituperative towards Pakistan. Now, with the F-16 down their true nature is getting revealed as they run down the IAF & quest...
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

After reading the above....apart from the American Apologists, who really wants the F-16 or F-18 as the choice for MMRCA 3.0?
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 917
Views: 105283

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

posted by BRF Member arun ---------------------------------------------------- X Posted from the Terroristan thread. US seeks information on potential misuse of F-16 by Pakistan. While the exact details of the restrictions were discussed in a closed-door session, and thus remains classified, Miller ...
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.opindia.com/2019/03/narendra-modi-india-today-conclave-fear-is-good/ PM Modi said that today, the country has experienced the lack of Rafale fighter jets. “ If we had Rafale, the outcome (of the February 26 air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan followed by Pakistan’s retaliatory airsp...
by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3545
Views: 350513

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:We have to do both on a consistent basis.

Well said Karan. More terrorist strikes = More retaliation. That message has now been given to Pakistan.

This will be unsustainable for Pakistan in the long run.
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1366
Views: 169222

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Aditya_V: Please provide quotes when referring to other posters.

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