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by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1535
Views: 217611

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

A must read article for *Everyone* on BRF. This is how mis-information spreads....

Is Indian Air Force Naming Rafale After a Serving Air Marshal?
https://newscentral24x7.com/indian-air- ... -dassault/
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1535
Views: 217611

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1059659756967813120 ---> Where Manu Pubby scoops the first interview with HAL’s new chief, who also has some strong things to say about the company being dragged into Rahul Gandhi's Rafale politics. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrSq6XeWwAAJQ9e.jpg
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1535
Views: 217611

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

As indicated in the comment below, that is just a *File Photo* of a Rafale and not an Indian Rafale. https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1060029469098946563 ----> BREAKING: First Rafale built for India makes debut flight — flew on October 30. First to be built, RB008 will be the last (36th) Rafale d...
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Any comments (from twitter links) you see below, are courtesy of the author of the tweet and not me :) https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1060101549681037312 ----> Wonder what the Indian Navy deterrent patrol badge will look like. Not very different fromm USN SSBN DP. https://pbs.twimg.com/m...
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

vishal wrote:Is it the angle at which the pic was taken or does Arihant look considerably bigger than a 6,000 ton boat?

:) :wink:
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353768

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

The whole point of this exercise is to highlight the adventure that is available in the Armed Forces. The Navy and the Army do similar things i.e. like scaling up Mount Everest or circumventing the entire globe in a sailing vessel. This is free advertisement for young aspirants. So when they say 101...
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 196674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

The precise location (as i have also mentioned in the twitter post) is 14°37'47.90"N 74°16'59.60"E, about 15 km south of Karwar. Not that the location is relevant or important, but just for the challenge I matched with photograph with Google Earth imagery. Jiyo Sir-ji! Mughlai Salaam to y...
by Rakesh
07 Nov 2018 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have moved all Arihant discussions, to the Arihant thread. Please continue there. Thank You.
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353768

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

Squadron Leader Ajmer Singh of Indian Air Force creates record, flies 101 sorties in a day https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/human-interest/squadron-leader-ajmer-singh-of-indian-air-force-creates-record-flies-101-sorties-in-a-day-356108.html https://im.indiatimes.in/content/2018/Nov/squadron_lead...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 139501

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Very beautiful picture. I always loved the Naval Tejas over the IAF variant.
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar wrote: To add, sharing a post I made 1-3-2016 here.

Thank you for the reply and for the subsequent replies to Manish as well. Very informative!
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3672
Views: 485179

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1059451131812696064 ----> Indian Air Force Mi-35 "Hind-E" Attack Helicopter. It underwent the Israeli Mission 24 Upgrade Package which added a Helicopter Multi-mission Optronic Stabilised Payload (HMOSP) integrating the 9K114 Shturm-V and Self-def...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 196674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

I am in LOVE!!!! :eek:

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 3744045056 ---> Indian Air Force Su-30MKI "Flanker-H" at Yelahanka

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by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Well there 6000kg of Mithai for this Diwali - sponsored by Admiral Rakeskji I think the Mithai is hidden in the humpback of Arihant. To be delivered in stealth mode under instructions from a certain senior Admiralullah Mithai was for Akula-II :lol: This news is Diwali time!!! Kudos to India. A grea...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1059370255254867968 ---> Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crew of INS Arihant which returned from its first deterrence patrol.
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The Indian Navy (and India) lost an icon - Vice Admiral Manohar Prahlad Awati, PVSM, VrC, (Retd). I would like to believe that he has joined Varuna to watch over the Arihant (and her sisters) on her deterrence patrols. Shano Varuna! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrNmppxWkAA8oOK.jpg
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The naval officer placing the cap on Prime Minister Modi is Captain Mukul Surange. Last year he was the CO of INS Satavahana - the submarine training base of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Today, he is the CO of INS Arihant SSBN 80 . See these links of Captain Mukul Surange @ INS ...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^^^ There are humpback whale (INS Arihant pics) behind PM Modi, I don't know how to share them. Somebody please do it. https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1059367098072350720 ---> Rare closeup of Arihant. Unusual aft section, reveals Borei design influence. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrOgv6...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

INS Arihant returned yesterday from 20-day deterrent patrol https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/ins-arihant-returned-yesterday-from-20-day-deterrent-patrol-1383188-2018-11-05 "In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour. The success of INS Arihant gives a fi...
by Rakesh
06 Nov 2018 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25536

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front). The only side profile pic of the Arihant that I have seen to date.... https://twitter.com/SandeepUn...
by Rakesh
03 Nov 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

SaiK: where is the quote from?
by Rakesh
01 Nov 2018 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43234

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

US likely to give waiver to India's S-400 missile deal after some bilateral turbulence: Experts https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-likely-to-give-waiver-to-indias-s-400-missile-deal-after-some-bilateral-turbulence-experts/articleshow/66404902.cms By Rajat Pandit, Dated - October 28, 2018 ...
by Rakesh
01 Nov 2018 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43234

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

How India's Modi Chose Moscow's S-400 Missiles, Defied Trump and Spurned Israel https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-how-modi-chose-moscow-s-s-400-missiles-defied-trump-and-spurned-israel-1.6577325 Dated - October 24, 2018 By Shrenik Rao - A fellow at the University of Oxford's Reuters Insti...
by Rakesh
01 Nov 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43234

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Countering CAATSA: How India can avoid American arm twisting https://www.businesstoday.in/opinion/columns/caatsa-how-india-can-avoid-us-arm-twisting/story/286653.html By Rakesh Krishnan Simha, October 26, 2018 In its endless obsession with bringing the Russian economy to its knees, the United State...
by Rakesh
31 Oct 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In the picture that sourav posted...the beam (203 feet) of the Vikrant looks really wide when compared to the beam (196 feet) of the Vikramaditya, despite their actually being a difference of only 7 feet. Perhaps it is has something to do with the Vikrant being significantly shorter in length (860 f...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India, Russia Sign $950 Million Deal For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates https://thediplomat.com/2018/10/india-russia-sign-950-million-deal-for-2-guided-missile-frigates/ “Sources told [The Economic Times] that while final clearances for the long-pending project came before the summit earlier this month ...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Kartik (and Ramana-ji): My hunch is that 300 is just the initial upgrade batch. I have a feeling that the Army wants to see how OFB performs with the upgrade and will then decide on the remaining guns. I hope OFB does a bang-up job, because Dhanush is also from their stables. I would rather not hear...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Thanks Ramana-ji. I came across Sandeep Saar's article on the Sharang on twitter and then I did a twitter search for Sharang and all wonderful gems of info and pics came out. Then I twitter blasted all the tweets in here. I find twitter to be better than google news in that respect.
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 6863506432 ----> OFB to upgrade 300 Russian made 130mm M-46 artillery guns to 155mm/45 caliber “Sharang” artillery guns. This upgraded artillery weighs 8.4 tons.

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by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/VinodDX9/status/1056209212940869632 ----> India's near future, some artillery systems:- - M777: 30 km (40 km possible) - Sharang: 36 km - Dhanush: 38 km - ATAGS: 47-48 km + - K9 Vajra T: 30-42 km (55 km possible) - Smerch: 70-90 km - Pinaka: 40-120 km Besides, new indigenous ULH ...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Aryanwarlord/status ... 8612254721 ---> More wins for Make In India - Defence as artillery Sharang (picture below), OFB LMG & JVPC are inducted into the Indian Army.

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by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Defence Ministry signs Rs 200 crore contract to up gun 130mm howitzers https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/defence-ministry-signs-rs-200-crore-contract-to-upgun-130-mm-howitzers-1376475-2018-10-26 In a significant yet cost-effective boost to the Indian Army’s firepower, the Ministry of Defence (M...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Sharang upgrade kit video....from March 2018...

by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

If you drag the picture below into a new window, you can see it bigger (in all its glory!)... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1056155227978530816 ---> Well, India's Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for the upgunning of 300 M-46 130mm field guns to a...
by Rakesh
30 Oct 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605207

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Vips wrote:Latest ATAGS trials started at Pokhran on Saturday and will continue for 5 Days. Report that it will be tested to hit targets at 50 to 60 Kms. :)

That is awesome news. WOW! Thanks Vips!
by Rakesh
29 Oct 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 196674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Mirage 2000 appears to have serial number of KF125 and from No 1 Tigers Squadron. The SHAR is from No 300 White Tigers Squadron. Probably a squadron meet of the Tigers, based on name. Someone commented in the tweet, that the location is likely Vizag. I believe that is a Remora ECM pod on the Mirage ...
by Rakesh
26 Oct 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 304636

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1055781084024225793 ----> Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command handed over the indigenously overhauled Su-30MKI aircraft to Air Marshal HS Arora, AOC-in-C, South Western Air Command at Air Force Station, Ojhar today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
by Rakesh
26 Oct 2018 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1120
Views: 172017

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

https://twitter.com/DDNewsLive/status/1 ... 9698480128 ---> PM Narendra Modi to be conferred with 2018 Seoul Peace Prize in recognition of his contribution to the growth of Indian and global economies.

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