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by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 227839

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NDTV showing NDA down 20 odd seats from last time based on leads.... Dhoti in full shiver mode
by Bharadwaj
21 Apr 2019 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1063
Views: 112932

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

News 18 reporting the suspect(s) had targeted our high commission in Colombo earlier in the month.
by Bharadwaj
20 Apr 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

A few squadrons of su-57 along with the mki upgrade may not be a bad idea...While it may not match the uber 22 it will be sufficient for dealing with solahs, updated flankers and the (J)frigate -20. If one tenth of what VIshnu Som's sources claim is true, we will need to act quickly. I also doubt if...
by Bharadwaj
11 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 418612

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

One understands IAf's concerns about this bird but there appears to be no long term strategy to replace the su30s while our neighbor has a large LO bird entering service. There is no doubt that the rafale plus spectra can deal with this but that is only 36 aircraft and it also does not offer some of...
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 16:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

There is no 6g restriction- it is 8g as Indranil has told us. The 6g was not a quote from the group captain. GC Dhankar was talking in general terms about agility being still a need. Please read the full article on the FG website which will give the context of his views on the merge. It has nothing ...
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

Grp Cpt Dhankar sounds like he pretty much has the Bird sussed out completely... Must be itching to have a go at some solahs and bandars :twisted:
by Bharadwaj
06 Apr 2019 08:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

See... this is the problem when you get up at 730am after a late night... you start hallucinating. FG writing a glowing piece on tejas? I am going back to sleep.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Ok. I will bite this. Last time, I was clad in my freshly painted chain mail and swinging sword left and right, really expected support from capitol. It never came. I was very disappointed. My angst was totally justified. Finally, our GoI engaging paki spin-masters head on. It's about time. Actuall...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

A video which captures the max rate turns at Lima very well.

The 22-23 second 360 turns appear to be faster than what the F-18 demonstrated in the same conditions.

by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Looks like full briefing was given to a group of media just now. GOI and IAF have moved very quickly to counter the BS but explicitly revealing that we have full signatures and radio intercepts of the episode still feels a tad more than what they may have wanted to. Why? What's important is getting...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Looks like full briefing was given to a group of media just now. GOI and IAF have moved very quickly to counter the BS but explicitly revealing that we have full signatures and radio intercepts of the episode still feels a tad more than what they may have wanted to.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

We are being made to reveal capabilities but I guess GOI and IAF had no choice here... There is no need to reveal anything to satisfy folks on social media. Saar unfortunately this fraud narrative was picked up by more than just social media. Hence now another official IAF statement had to be made....
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

We are being made to reveal capabilities but I guess GOI and IAF had no choice here...
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Surprisingly him of the mustache fame is out front in the efforts to question the validity of this article.... Has made a series of valid queries.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

That so called top class equipment becomes a dud when the SD and Pentagon deep state favor the Porkis in a all out conflict.
by Bharadwaj
05 Apr 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

If we continue to buy Khan defense equipment after this.... We are the biggest fools on the planet.
by Bharadwaj
27 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

The combination of low rcs, agility and solid sensor setup means the bird would have caused hell to the solahs on FEB 27(iam not questioning the bisons suitability). The IAF has its reasons to wait till next year but the sooner one squadron is based near the porkis the better it is.
by Bharadwaj
26 Mar 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

SaiK wrote:
suryag wrote:Tejas @ LIMA

wow!!!!

LIMA'19 - Sneak peek of the Tejas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvaf6zcUhzM


what a video! The roar at 0:34 is goosebumps times!


IAF should hire this person to do a full promo video on the Tejas. :eek:
by Bharadwaj
24 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

^^ Yes, performance at AI has always been a little bit on the cautious side. Tejas did superbly even during Bahrain were as on our skies, its displays are good but lacks energy as you put it. Thanks for the video link. Edit: After watching the video, may be its the angle or something, but it seems ...
by Bharadwaj
24 Mar 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232400

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

Aree sirjis DDM ko choddo.... Our bird is putting on quiet the show in Malaysia- lot more energy in the display than what was shown at Aero India- I guess operating restrictions are less from the Malaysians.The cranking around during the 360 turn at 70 seconds into the video is a lot crisper than in...
by Bharadwaj
08 Mar 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Pakistan broke LoC rules; India went by book http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-broke-loc-rules-india-went-by-book/articleshow/68312074.cms A much clearer picture... Pakis took the first shot and by the time the su-30 and mirages had recovered from defensive action the f-16s ...
by Bharadwaj
08 Mar 2019 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

The f16 is said to have taken shots from 40-50km... even if the sukhois had the r27 instead of the r77 they could have fired back. Even the mirages were said to be locked on and did not retaliate. Perhaps the cap were only cleared for wvr and equipped only for that?
by Bharadwaj
06 Mar 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

After reading the IAF release from yesterday lets just say I am no longer that averse anymore to the choice of certain equipment on the tejas mk1a. Ok I will shut up now before i get banned.
by Bharadwaj
05 Mar 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

That Hukum chap on twitter has the info spot on since yesterday.... The mki were indeed governed by the Netra/roe but successfully countered amraam and made it lose lock and slam into the ground. The porkis appear to have caught us by surprise with roe violation and amraam targeting.
by Bharadwaj
05 Mar 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

Yes but MKI not firing R-77 R-27 at multiple bogies respecting ROE is also significant. I was toeing the ROE line a few pages upthread but this new information is a little confusing. If an amraam is fired at you, should the roe not be to let the bars do its work and kill a few vipers. Or were the c...
by Bharadwaj
04 Mar 2019 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 352666

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

At a press conf in Coimbatore ACM Dhanoa said 6 squadrons of mk2 will be bought to replace mig-29,mirages etc.
by Bharadwaj
03 Mar 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

The su-30s can swat down the solahs whenever they want... this has been shown in many exercises. However there are rules of engagement plus there are indications in the media that it was only the migs which were at the actual merge. The porkis and their chamchas in the western media can claim whatev...
by Bharadwaj
02 Mar 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4107
Views: 830523

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

While the bison undoubtedly got the job done is there any reason that the Tejas cannot be moved north on a temporary detachment to fly cap? Shukla was reporting something about more work being required on derby envelope and windmill restart last week. Will this place restrictions on the ability to s...
by Bharadwaj
01 Mar 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 979622

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Mort Walker wrote:
Maybe the IAF Mig25 should be brought out of retirement and refurbished? Need it now more than ever. After Brasstacks in 1987, IIRC a Mig25 did recon on Pak forward areas and operated with impunity.


I think we were offered new built 31s by the Russians around the time of the 25 retirement.
by Bharadwaj
01 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 979622

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Iaf is not Paf... We are not going to claim aircraft shot down on the sole basis of ground reports. There will be clear evidence on both ground and airborne radar playback. Showing this publicly is suicide as it will clearly reveal capabilities. I admit that many of us have gotten overexcited with s...
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 21:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1044438

Re: Small Arms Thread

Twitter Source Giving impetus to #MakeInIndia in defence. Now, AK-203 Assault Rifles will be made in India by a joint venture between Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern and Ordnance Factory Board. just leaving it out here for people who reined me in for expecting too much. I concede I overestimated the c...
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397917

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

The "21" reference is going to quite ironic when Lockheed meets IAF brass for presentations, tests, etc :D
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

JTull wrote:Image
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Sir .... Truly thank you. That confirms the suspicion that it was a ex Jordanian twin seater.
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 17:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Bloody hell!!!... we have a piece of the amraam which took out the bison. Unkil needs to be told no defense buys till they take them back.
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

This certainly gives the public impression of going down the so called escalation ladder.... nevertheless good news for the near and dear of wco.
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

The briefing will I am guessing be about the decimation of the balakot pigsty. The weather may have cleared enough for us to have sat intel that can be shown publicly. We probably already had other intel but not the reveal-able type.
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 13:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

Times now reporting that the pakis were locked on to and ran back to their bases. Might have been another attempt at a trap.
by Bharadwaj
28 Feb 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 59751

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

The pratt has the same fluted metal section in the center. The r25 very clearly does not.

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