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by Katare
13 Apr 2019 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Higher voter turnout is really bad for the ruling party. Modiji got full majority based on a massive (iirc the largest increase ever) surge in voting. The record of voting surge before that was held by elections after emergency when Congress lost for the first time. If you look at the video, both p...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This official BJP tweet is offending a lot of people at left and center. I have answered quite a few but seems like it could have been worded differently https://mobile.twitter.com/bjp4india/status/1116246724119371776 Must be an inside job to suppress Urban turn-out ? The message comes across a bit...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

India Today takeaway on eve of first phase poll: turnout atleast as much as 2014 if not more (except Uttarakhand) Nx9STMvu88Y higher turnout is advantage BJP according to psephologists Maharashtra weaker turnout compared with 2014 BJP supporters are going out to vote where as thugbandhan /Con are n...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This official BJP tweet is offending a lot of people at left and center. I have answered quite a few but seems like it could have been worded differently

https://mobile.twitter.com/bjp4india/st ... 4119371776
by Katare
11 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

I dont think this IAF not confident in R77 is true, then IAF would not have ordered soo many SU30 or upgraded MiG 29, Mig 21 to fire R77 or IN would have ordered INS VikramAditya plus Mig 29K. Plus M2000 upgradedversions also didnt fire MICA. Simple reason ROE, once Amraam were fired Su30 had to sp...
by Katare
11 Apr 2019 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

Only on the point “can stolen top secret govt documents be filed in the court as evidence” But if SC decides in affirmative, which I think it’ll, mahamilabat and media will swing it as major setback for the government. Already have. But ultimately it will change nothing. Everyone could see what the...
by Katare
10 Apr 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

Only on the point “can stolen top secret govt documents be filed in the court as evidence”

But if SC decides in affirmative, which I think it’ll, mahamilabat and media will swing it as major setback for the government.
by Katare
08 Apr 2019 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NDA manifesto - National security 1) Complete reforms of higher defense management structure and appoint a CDS by 2020. NDA govt, if voted back to power, will strive to create three (east, west and Indo-Pacific) theater commands to ensure an integrated, effective and comprehensive force structure to...
by Katare
06 Apr 2019 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 742744

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Economy and development work in India is number one factor in winning elections. There are a lot of misconceptions around this point. Here are some of the points- Atal ji went to election with only two years good economic growth, the first 4 years were somewhere between miserable and tolerable (sanc...
by Katare
05 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5284
Views: 1163130

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rakesh, Many media articles have also come out talking about life extensions Which would result in some sort oc upgrade too. No details though. Russia quoted $93M/ helicopter as direct acquisition unit cost And $353M / helicopter in LCC Chinook in same IAF specified configuration costs- Unit cost $7...
by Katare
04 Apr 2019 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5284
Views: 1163130

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

does this mean that the Mi-26's have been officially retired ? I know they were close to being unserviceable. No! CAG asked MoD about what they would do about loss of super heavy lift capability of Mi26 that Chinooks can’t match. The answer was- we are not loosing it, they are scheduled for upgrade...
by Katare
04 Apr 2019 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1790
Views: 368179

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

He is selling F-16s now a days...
by Katare
03 Apr 2019 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 449887

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

During the recent air standoff, i was just checking out various forums and saw Turkis trying to be more Paki than the Paki when it comes to India. The more interesting thing i observed from those comments is that more than Islamist Turks, secular nationalist Turks are more Pro-Paki. The more secula...
by Katare
02 Apr 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

Some of the questions hat come to a moderately informed layman’s mind around the way IAF responded. Why didn’t IAF send more aircrafts? Why do they send fighters in twos? Two MKIs, two mig 21s etc! Why not through it all on it? Each base has a squadron or more available and i would assume they have ...
by Katare
31 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 549256

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

There is hardly any difference between this and Pakistani economic stress thread now a days. Lets not post same news and both are hreads, saves time and sanity
by Katare
30 Mar 2019 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2695
Views: 431672

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

We are just starting..... the real story would trickle over next several months.
by Katare
26 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

Prof. Prodyut Das's Analysis for Mig21/F16 fight What did happen was one (josh!) flea bitten pilot in a moth eaten Bison went and downed a F 16 with a CCM and it appears he in turn was downed by the F 16’s wing man. Some hold that the F 16 had gone into a “vertical Charlie” and when the R 73 blew t...
by Katare
23 Mar 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

My doodle, A tribute to our F16 Slayer! https://i.ibb.co/N1JYc4d/AB46-DF49-AF30-43-BD-B45-B-D51-E8-AAB7816.jpg and from me this... https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vY_Q9THtxiw/XJRpPZdLRLI/AAAAAAAADg8/pfpqXFCwOYUH7FksnCAANNRHCk0beGlVACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_6637.JPG https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZSFGkRzFCCg/XJRpPu...
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 981273

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ probably he did not mean mortars at all but AMR. i dont think it will be unknown to the wider world if 5000 mortars are fired in one barrage. a informant who cannot be identified was saying the R73 type missiles with cooled IIR seekers & glass front have a lifespan of 3 takeoff-landing cycle...
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 05:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Couldn’t find a better place so posting it here, very informative. Who knew Bijapur in its days was India’s largest city and counted among world’s largest.

nice graphics-Shows how worlds largest city ranking changes with national economic and political fortunes
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4025
Views: 854316

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

Here are the cost details of Russian and US heavy lift helicopter competition. Russian stuff is not cheaper than western offerings. The results was same for the attack helicopter competition too. Both the bids have turned into contracts so numbers are real!! Su30 MKI would cost IAF way more than wha...
by Katare
19 Mar 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

It isn’t going to satisfy the doubters, so whats the point. It’ll only cause more bickering aka Rafale, SC and CAG reports made no difference to congoons and their supporters,did it?
by Katare
18 Mar 2019 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

My doodle, A tribute to our F16 Slayer!

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by Katare
18 Mar 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

One aspect people forgot is WC Abhi took the fight in to enemy airspace. IAF did not let PAF in to Indian airspace. Compare this to the strike on Balakot, where we went in and came back without any losses. Our pilots if circumstance comes will be bailing out in enemy airspace. Their job is to take ...
by Katare
17 Mar 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

... Sahay, Most of the things you are calling facts are wrong interpretation that you picked up from the DDM articles. Rafale aircraft was not given any concessions, it met all of the ASQRs to IAF’s satisfaction. You can’t call Rafale and Eurofighter two of the most expensive bids because you don’t...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors that participated in the tender, could meet all the ASQR parameters in technical evaluation. ASQRs parameters were narrowly defined. In some cases they were ...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

Here is the CAG report, if anyone's interested in reading it.....

CAG performance Audit of Airforce
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

Yes, budget shopping of advanced fighters MOD style. :lol: :roll: I scanned through the report, clearly all six aircrafts failed to meet the ASQR and both the selected aircrafts failed both field evaluation and price bid. But lets look at what were those deviations that Rafale couldn't meet. Yes be...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

#RafaleScam: The CAG’s History How the game was fixed for the French fighter https://www.stratpost.com/rafale scam-the-cags-history/ There was no fixing, the DDM is not reading it right and hiding the facts. First everything that he is talking about is technical evaluation of bids, not aircrafts. E...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors that participated in the tender, could meet all the ASQR parameters in technical evaluation. ASQRs parameters were narrowly defined. In some cases they were ...
by Katare
14 Mar 2019 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

I think Austin got caught up in the recent CAG report, which stated that the MiG-35 was the only contender - in MMRCA 1.0 - to have met all the ASQRs :lol: It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors t...
by Katare
14 Mar 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 395784

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Yeah, it shouldn’t be but unfortunately it is, partly because of BM’s stronger connection with the strategic delivery role worldwide.
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. No comparisons with riff raff here.
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 70978

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

They might be useful to counter attack enemy land forces on our own land when other aircrafts are not available. So let us imagine a scenario where the enemy has crossed over and is on an offensive. Why do you think it would be dumb enough to not have mobile air defenses and SHORAD capability at it...
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385454

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

That sort of statement from Chief is misleading at best and a politically loaded one of Rafale would have destroyed 12 of PAF 24 fighters. Correct statement would have been "with Mig 35 IAF would destroyed 22 out of 24 PAF fighters". With the caveat that Mig 35s were operable at the time ...
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 395784

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Flatten an entire mountain in one salvo. MBRL are a cheaper option per bang than a guided missile. Also the components are much cheaper and suited for mass production. MBRL cannot flatten any mountains with 100kg warheads. A single BM missile will be cheaper than 10 guided rocket. A guided rocket i...
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 70978

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

These would not be for attacking enemy at his soil, they won't survive. They might be useful to counter attack enemy land forces on our own land when other aircrafts are not available. They may also be useful for theaters/scenarios like Sri Lanka peace keeping force from late 1980, East Pakistan the...
by Katare
12 Mar 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 791536

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

Austin, not a single thing you have said above is true. Not one word. But its okay. You believe that fairy tale. Funny, that’s exactly how I felt by the time i done reading Austin Saar’s thinly disguised buy Russian pitch! None of it is true. Also the fastest growing major economy of the world can ...
by Katare
08 Mar 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 981273

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I remember this. The pilots were in f16.net IIRC and an enterprising BRFite Jcage found the posts. One had f16.net forum username moose or moose69 or something like that. Good memory saar! :) There was also a very embarassing revelation by a British journo who visited the F-16 training academy in t...
by Katare
08 Mar 2019 07:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 981273

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What about the possibility that the two PAF pilots were *deliberately* offed by embedded ISI agents shortly after landing? And their deaths were simply blamed on an addled lynch mob of POKashmiris after the fact? I mean the mob could have beaten them up, sure... but the deed could actually have bee...

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