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by Rakesh
03 Mar 2019 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106033

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: 3748
Views: 377733

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: 3748
Views: 377733

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: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Aditya_V: Please provide quotes when referring to other posters.
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1101793522590593024 ---> Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at hospital in Delhi, recovering well. Seen here with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0pbW0jWwAAy4CU.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0q8ZHVX4AEsk8E.jpg https://cdn.dna...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1101746178515976192 ---> Radar imagery confirms 4 Jaish-e-Muhammad buildings hit by five IAF Spice 2000 bombs from stand-off range, no casualty numbers because no battle damage assessment yet & controlled access. Radar imagery confirms 4 buildings in Jaish ma...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/PoojaShali/status/1 ... 0678056960 ---> Evidence of mortar shells (leftovers) by Pakistani troops, impacting Indian civilian villages. LoC. (Friday evening shelling).

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by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

No more Rona-Dhona on why MiG-21 for CAP role. Imagine Tejas in the role! https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1101739204776730624 ---> No time like the present to replace the IAF’s MiG-21s, but for anyone who thinks the Bison isn’t a formidable jet to go up against, consider the words of an IAF Su-...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Perhaps their RAAD is not all that great as they proclaim.

Supposed range of 350 km as per wiki chacha....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatf-VIII_(Ra%27ad)
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Please follow discussions of the MiG-21 and F-16 episode in this thread ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7699&start=80
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article14.html ^^^ Also from the above link, there are two serial numbers of the F-16Bs of the Royal Jordanian Air Force that now serve with the Pakistan Air Force. If the F-16B that was shot down by Wing Commander Varthaman was from No 19 Sherdills Sqn, it will be one...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

F-16.net lists four F-16Bs and nine F-16As of the Royal Jordanian Air Force were delivered. See here ---> http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article14.html When deliveries started in May of 2014 is was obvious that the order compromised the Jordanian airframes of the Peace Falcon I order. Three of those...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

krishna_krishna wrote:Added later guess what guys :I believe (educated guess) this is the picture of the exact plane that was blown out of the air, see who is doing the clicky on front seat (good ol sharif)

Interesting. How did you come to that conclusion?
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Krishna, guess how I came to know that 84608 belongs to No 9 Griffins Squadron? I saw that sir , however I am not sure that it is still with no.9 and not no. 19. Btw did you see the upgrade items looks very much big upgrade with superior capabilities to mig. The silver lining I see in this is that ...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Krishna, guess how I came to know that 84608 belongs to No 9 Griffins Squadron? Go to this the link (from your own post) ----> http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album39/album18/aam See the tail of 84608? You will see the squadron insignia of the Griffins on the tail and the name Griffins written on...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Krishna, F-16B Serial # 84608 belongs to No 9 Griffins Squadron, PAF. The first two numbers (84) in the serial number indicates the delivery to the PAF was in 1984.
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:The other question we .....

Conduct Trial in Absentia of all wanted terrorists and convict them.

If ever caught or handed over, eliminate them as soon as we get our hands on them.
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Tarek Fatah ‏ Verified account @TarekFatah 14h14 hours ago More Pakistan minister threatens India with N-attack. Reminds #Hindus of #BinQasim & #MahmudGhaznawi's plunder of Bharat. Warns #India to be prepared for #GhazwaEHind the Islamic doctrine for invasion of Hindustan & the destruction ...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I’m I the only one perturbed by the fact that everyone fully knew that an aerial attack was imminent from Pakistan, yet they were not only able to ingress deep into Indian Air Space but were also able to drop their payload a the target of their choosing. Please do not be despondent. It is contagiou...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

Guys, question. When our air defense systems detected Paki intrusions into our airspace, why did we have to send in our MIGs to repulse them? Why could we not have used SAMs? Judging from various reports, 2-3 Paki Fsolahs reached well into 20 odd KM inside our side of the LoC. Wasn't that enough pe...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

First 2 of the 126 MiG-21 Type 93 Bison were upgraded in Russia. Rest in India The russians are milking this.. http://tass.com/defense/1047106 And they MUST. Big credits go to Mikhail Gurevich and Artem Mikoyan - the designers of the MiG-21. Even bigger credits go to the Indian Air Force for envisi...
by Rakesh
02 Mar 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

YashG wrote:@Ramana
I created the thread with some trivia & facts. But by the time I did Austin had already done the honors. So I see the thread I created is locked. So we could atleast move the post into the other thread? And delete the one I created.

Done!
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

The Pakistan Air Force got 28 F-16A Block 15 and 12 F-16B Block 15 starting from the early 80s. That was the first batch of 40 aircraft divided between two squadrons - No 9 Griffins Squadron and No 11 Arrows Squadron. They got 12 F-16C Block 50 and 6 F-16D Block 52+ aircraft starting from 2010. Thes...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This is a F-16B of the Pakistan Air Force. Look at the serial number. Starts with 90XXX and thus delivery of this aircraft happened in 1990. The 1990 I believe was the last year of delivery before the Pressler Amendment took effect. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_895q5RhHB70/TUFosLxcfKI/AAAAAAAAAMw/V5TR-...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Austin, I am not denying that the PAF did not get the F-16D. But since they are shamelessly hiding the fact that a F-16 - of any type - did indeed get shot down, we have no way of knowing that it was actually a F-16D Block 52. They only have 18 Block 50/52 aircraft and they will be preserved in thei...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1432
Views: 178220

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

I have edited your first post Austin. Please review.

Also, I believe this was a F-16B Block 15 of the ex-Jordanian Air Force and not a new build F-16D Block 52.
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Picture of Abhinandan at Wagah. I can see stadium chairs in the background. (This is for Admiral Rakesh :wink: ) https://www.jagran.com/news/national-surgical-strike-2-abhinandan-varthanam-return-live-update-lb-19002994.html?src=p1 Thank you Kakkaji! Welcome Back Sir! You have created combat aviati...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
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Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Kakkaji wrote:Jagran reporting Wingco Abhinandan has been handed over to India by Pakistan

https://www.jagran.com/news/national-surgical-strike-2-abhinandan-varthanam-return-live-update-lb-19002994.html?src=p1

I will believe that when I see a picture.
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They are purposely delaying handing over Wing Commander Varthaman because they want us to give them an ultimatum.

They can then go to town saying that we are escalating tensions. What a stupid strategy.
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It has been reported that Wing Commander Varthaman has just crossed over to India. Please provide pictures as and when they come in. The Wing Co is a HERO!!
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:^^ missiles can knock out their POL stores - 600km brahmos range in hi-hi-lo mode.

without adequate POL, even the mighty F22 is a paperweight.

Exactly. For anyone who does not know what POL is....Petroleum, Oil, & Lubricants.
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

:lol: :rotfl:

Lal Topi is having a conniption fit over the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. What a joker. See for a good laugh....

https://twitter.com/IndusEyes/status/11 ... 8403024897 ---> Imran being cursed in Pakistan.
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

‘PM Modi not ready to talk to Imran until Pakistan acts against terrorism’ Excellent move. Hand over all four - Hafiz Saeed, Sayeed Salahudeen, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim - to India and then we will think about talking. Of the four, Salahudeen and Dawood are Indian citizens. What are they doin...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 263565

Re: Military Flight Safety

Hate to bring this thread up, but related to the post right above. https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1101107713537388545 ---> Meanwhile, a moment for the 6 IAF men killed in the Mi-17 chopper crash yesterday in Budgam. Forgotten in the noise over F-16s and Bisons today. Thoughts with their famili...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If these were RJAF aircraft that then were block 15 aircraft that must have been upgraded by TAI. This would put them somewhere in between the block 40 and block 50 but likely without things like a higher payload and other internal enhancements that stock new builds come with. Essentially the struc...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1100795650160025600 ---> By denying that they have a lost a F-16 & tom-tomming the capture of our pilot the Pakistanis have made a strategic mistake. Calibrating their 'face saving' PAF counter-action to stay under our threshold for escalation was always going...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Caught on wrong foot, what will Pakistan do now?
https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/pa ... 20546.html

By Saurav Jha, 27 February 2019
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

brar_w, since this appears to be a ex-Jordanian F-16B Block 15 ADF (which I am assuming has gone through the MLU upgrade). How much of the Block 50/52 capability does the MLU upgrade include?
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Reportedly this is Wing Commander Shahzaz Ud Din, No 19 Sherdils Sqn, Pakistan Air Force. He is standing in front of a Chinese Su-27 or Su-30 or a Chinese copy of one. But why is the missile pointed FORWARD? This cannot be a PAF plane, per truth established here. First it flies forward, does a 180 ...
by Rakesh
01 Mar 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3748
Views: 377733

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

And the "supposed" Leader of the Free World has this to say.... :rotfl:

https://twitter.com/BloombergAsia/statu ... 5983837184 ---> Trump says there's "reasonably decent" news on the India-Pakistan conflict and "hopefully" it's coming to an end.

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