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by Rakesh
05 Apr 2021 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828360

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

If you are referring to the Kargil conflict of 1999, the PAF had no advantage over the IAF. In 1999, the IAF had missiles that had a longer reach than the PAF. So this theory of the PAF being able to go up and shoot down IAF aircraft during Kargil, is a cock-and-bull story. The AIM-120C5s only came ...
by Rakesh
05 Apr 2021 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828360

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

I would not believe anything that Kaiser Tufail says.
by Rakesh
04 Apr 2021 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397140

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

While I agree that IAF should not order F-15s, I do not understand what was the need to bring Brahmos in the discussion. I believe the point that Philip is making, is that the IAF has installed Russian kit on western platforms and Western kit on Russian platforms. R-73 CCM on Mirage 2000 and Sea Ea...
by Rakesh
04 Apr 2021 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828360

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

Aditya: We have gone through 100 pages in this thread. What is the need to rehash the same issue over and over? Unless some new info comes up, it is best left alone.

The IAF did what it had to do. Just leave it and move on.
by Rakesh
03 Apr 2021 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

@ nachiket : A third aircraft carrier - in the specs the Navy wants her to be - will not happen any time soon. Reportedly, the Navy has put funding for IAC-2 on hold in favour of six SSNs. From whatever date the keel is laid, it will take 15 years till commissioning. And that is the Navy's own build...
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189349

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I honestly do not know nachiket. He is usually spot on, but could be wrong. Will wait for gurus to confirm.
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189349

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1377412533657595911?s=20 ---> Less visible is better. https://twitter.com/vaimaniki/status/1377490664728850436?s=20 ---> Its very difficult to spot LCA even from a distance of 3-4 km, even while its climbing showing the delta wing at a good angle. With head on appro...
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2077
Views: 443172

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Money trumps everything else. Including alliances :) https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1377469129863524354?s=20 ---> Boeing Co urged the United States on Wednesday to keep disputes over human rights and other topics separate from trade relations with Beijing, and warned that European rival Air...
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3578
Views: 628834

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

New Small Aircraft Carrier Unlikely, Admiral Says As US Navy Begins New Assessment
https://www.defenseone.com/business/202 ... nt/173024/
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397140

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

Oh my! This one is too good :lol: Let's see who all gets this!

https://twitter.com/Mave_Intel/status/1 ... 68965?s=20 ---> India to procure one squadron of Su-57 from Russia. Weird choice to be honest. Su-35 would be better.
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

For comparison. Tu-142: Served 29 years and had 30,000 hours of flying in total, among all air frames. P-8I: Inducted in 2013 and a mere eight years later, has already clocked 30,000 hours. https://twitter.com/CaptDKS/status/1366761768375095296?s=20 ---> One of the most potent platforms with the Ind...
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/CaptDKS/status/1366761768375095296?s=20 ---> One of the most potent platforms with the Indian Navy. Recently, the Albatross Squadron crossed the landmark of flying 30,000 hours. Received a small pack of goodies from crew, a dear friend in whites. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve2k...
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 788918

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

VIDEO

https://twitter.com/sssaaagar/status/13 ... 60138?s=20 ---> After Ambala, why Hashimara in West Bengal was chosen for Rafale, explained here by @mjavinod Sir.
by Rakesh
01 Apr 2021 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77916

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Shyam, yes Jaguars are stationed at Car Nicobar. But how much of No 6 Squadron is based there or if it is only a flight of the squadron that is there, I am not sure. I am also not sure if they are stationed 24-7 at Car Nicobar. Good catch by the way. Posting this entire article in full. See below. E...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 300056

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1377152936275369990?s=20 ---> The third Aircraft Carrier, INS Vishal (IAC-2) is not only essential, it will also likely see service earlier than expected. This view is not shared by some. But IN's global vision appears more congruent with the overall strategic aspir...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1544
Views: 493778

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1377204450859884546?s=20 ---> Report: The increasing U.S.-versus-China rivalry has left heads spinning in Pakistani establishment, admitted a Pakistani official. Pakistan is concerned as they will not be able to take advantage from both sides and will have to...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298725

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Tweets below are in response to the news piece above. https://twitter.com/Firezstarter1/status/1377108855365062656?s=20 ---> We are finally getting serious about local build. A SSN build of 3+3, makes sense. The second batch of SSNs can be of new design with technology and design improvements that w...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298725

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1377091187593641987?s=20 ---> Report: CCS to approve the construction of the first three Indian Navy nuclear powered attack submarines (SSN) in 1-2 months. Commissioning expected in FY2031-32. Approval for three SSN Block 2 in later stage. https://twitter.com...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 62
Views: 11514

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

https://twitter.com/majorgauravarya/status/1377163628604841985?s=20 ---> When Theater Commands were being planned, why did the CDS give priority to Air Defence Command? Why is it so crucial? Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena, former DG of Corps of Army Air Defence writes exclusively for @ChanakyaForum. Air Defe...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 04072?s=20 ---> Report: Indian Navy will lease only 'new' helicopters from OEMs, instead of helicopters which are already in service with Indian civilian operators. The Indian Navy plans to lease 16-24 choppers for utility roles.
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 788918

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

Below is Emmanuel Lenain, the present Ambassador of France to India. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1376914659035373573?s=20 ---> It's a matter of great pride, we've been able to deliver on schedule & even ahead of schedule in spite of COVID. Right now 21 Rafale delivered to India, 11 already fe...
by Rakesh
31 Mar 2021 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

sankum-ji, there are two TEDBF variants - STOBAR and CATOBAR - as per Project Director Vinod Kumar. He mentions it at some point in this video ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NOKhRzAhp8 So initially, the STOBAR variant will come out and then followed by the CATOBAR variant. The first flight is...
by Rakesh
30 Mar 2021 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77916

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

would it also be true for a sustained operation? coz that would require spares/groundsmen and lot of other paraphernalia/support..just curious.. Define time frame of sustained operations :) See this tweet from 2018. All three Mirage 2000 squadrons are based at Gwalior which comes under the Central ...
by Rakesh
30 Mar 2021 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365552

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1376684435425271808?s=20 ---> Aircraft for INS Vikrant are already visible on INS Vikramaditya . TEDBF will replace the older twin-engine fighter when it is due for retirement, in the future. There is enough time for development of new-gen operational features on TE...
by Rakesh
30 Mar 2021 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77916

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

These Jaguars are of the IM variety - maritime strike. They have a pointy nose, unlike the IS (strike) variant. There is only one squadron in the IAF with the IM variant i.e. No 6 Dragons Squadron based out of Jamnagar Air Force Station, Gujarat. No 6 Squadron also operates the IS and IB (trainer) v...
by Rakesh
30 Mar 2021 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189349

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

ashishvikas wrote:Hi Indranil, please share some new updates on Mk1A if possible.. contract is in place now, so work must be in full swing.

Any info on who flew (test pilot name?) SP-20, SP-21 and SP-22? Formerly SP-24, SP-25 and SP-26.
by Rakesh
30 Mar 2021 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77916

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376379286953848832?s=20 ---> Report: Brahmos ALCM equipped Su-30MKIs of IAF practice maritime strike and air defence with US Navy warships. https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1376253325247574016?s=20 ---> No 6 Sqn “Dragons” DARIN III Jag where it belo...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298725

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

For Navy, 6 nuclear-powered submarines take priority over 3rd aircraft carrier The key thing to watch out for in the six SSN program, is the reactor. See this article from 2017. Why Admiral Sunil Lanba’s visit to a French nuclear shipyard is significant https://www.dailyo.in/politics/admiral-sunil-...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7456

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

After Ladakh standoff, IAF defers mega drill to conserve flying hours https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/after-ladakh-standoff-iaf-defers-mega-drill-to-conserve-flying-hours-101616871578735.html 28 March 2021 IAF’s biggest exercise Iron Fist, held every three years to showcase India’s air po...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 588
Views: 178298

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Maan gaye apki paarkhi nazron ko!!! As much as I would like to take credit for "paarkhi nazron"....I was not the one who caught this :) https://twitter.com/ButaliaEshan/status/1375774559844986886?s=20 ---> It's AMCA, I guess. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exe7qboUYAULoOJ?format=jpg&name...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3066

Re: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

The Quad: Hype vs Reality
https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-f ... 2021-03-21
21 March 2021

China has fuelled the Quad’s development, with its military aggression in Ladakh helping to move India closer into this strategic grouping.
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3066

Re: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Quad won't be military alliance but there will be military cooperation: Army Chief https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/mar/25/quad-wont-be-military-alliance-but-there-will-be-military-cooperation-army-chief-2281597.html 25 March 2021 Video of General MM Naravane saying the above.... https:...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397140

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

As of 2021, one Gripen E is in Brazil undergoing testing and evaluation by the Brazilian Air Force. The IAF signed for 36 Rafales in Sept 2016. Around 20+ will be in service by the end of next month. All 36 will be delivered to the IAF by April 2022. https://twitter.com/alpha_defense/status/13760263...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3066

Re: Indian Army News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Quad won't be military alliance but there will be military cooperation: Army Chief https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/mar/25/quad-wont-be-military-alliance-but-there-will-be-military-cooperation-army-chief-2281597.html 25 March 2021 His comments came two weeks after the top leadership of ...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113966

Re: Military Humor and related

:lol: The enemy ACM in question here is Air Chief Marshal Chauhdary Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, Pakistan Air Force. https://twitter.com/akki_bauer22_/status/1376410502444683267?s=20 ---> When your realize the enemy ACM has 1/2 the flying hours than you -Le ACM Bhadauria https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exn...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1029
Views: 277192

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

https://twitter.com/Aryan_warlord/status/1376260572875001856?s=20 ---> Indianized ELTA EL/M-2084MMR. 400 km+ range. https://twitter.com/Firezstarter1/status/1376433790898200580?s=20 ---> Arudhra has nothing to do with the 2084. It's an Indian radar design based off all the effort we put into the Ne...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1029
Views: 277192

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

https://twitter.com/dfi_pk/status/13762 ... 12448?s=20 ---> Arudhra medium power radar.

https://twitter.com/Aryan_warlord/statu ... 01856?s=20 ---> Indianized ELTA EL/M-2084MMR. 400 km+ range.

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by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7456

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376368519449747459?s=20 ---> IAF has increased it's pilot strength by 31% since 2005 (3,834 pilots in 2021 vs 2,922 pilots in 2005). https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376165417979371533?s=20 ---> Report: IAF massive live-fire exercise 'Iron Fist' sch...

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