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by Bharadwaj
09 Sep 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5283
Views: 1158646

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I understand that there might be strategic reasons for the ka 226 deal but perhaps we need to look beyond that and focus singularly on the LUH. Great achievement by the HAL team.
by Bharadwaj
31 Aug 2020 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

abhik wrote:
Bharadwaj wrote:Vishnu Som and ANI reporting we have control of the heights in the area.

Doesn’t mention which "heights" though, no?


Why would you want that information in public domain? Suffice to say the col sahabs reporting looks more dodgy by the minute.
by Bharadwaj
31 Aug 2020 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Vishnu Som and ANI reporting we have control of the heights in the area.
by Bharadwaj
20 Aug 2020 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

That insas story on twitter makes for a very disturbing read. One begins to understand the desperation that caused the eventual import.
by Bharadwaj
20 Aug 2020 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Doesn't direct impingement lead to more heating and require more cleaning for fouling? Both cases are frequent in sustained combat. For example, Jaffna University tsarkar I am sure the IA has thought of that.. What happened WRT weapons malfunction in Jaffna university? I have the same doubts but SI...
by Bharadwaj
11 Aug 2020 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 73835

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Raghunathgb wrote:https://twitter.com/DefenceMinIndia/status/1293161497032458240?s=19 ---> Post Certification 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.


What a moment.... Aircraft designed,built and tested by a young team at HAL.
by Bharadwaj
21 Jul 2020 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

This is the second tranche that we already discussed. Yes but the article confirms that the order has now been placed with Sig. It also includes other details including an mlock bayonet fitment etc. The extra testing information also helps dispell the doubts about the weapon courtesy of the ftp pro...
by Bharadwaj
21 Jul 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.overtdefense.com/2020/07/16/indian-army-orders-more-716i-rifles-from-sig-sauer/ Indian Army Orders More 716i Rifles from SIG Sauer Following reports in several Indian media outlets, SIG Sauer have now confirmed to TFB that a second batch of 716i rifles has been ordered by the Indian Army...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2020 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Rs_singh wrote:
Bharadwaj wrote:


They most certainly are not. not by a long shot.


Ok- what do you suggest needs to be done ?
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2020 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Which issue are we talking about? My statement was more a general comment about expectations (including my own) that any 7.62 will be a bit of a beast. Thankfully it looks very much under control. As far as an indigenous alternative to the caracal is concerned, there is a ofb carbine said to be bas...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

First video of the sig in action at the range http://twitter.com/manishindiatv/status/1284014629090295808 To be honest the recoil does not look bad but neither did the recoil look bad for the OFB 7.62. With a decent sight, the pigs crossing the LOC can be fried at stand off ranges. The aks they car...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2020 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

First video of the sig in action at the range http://twitter.com/manishindiatv/status/1284014629090295808 To be honest the recoil does not look bad but neither did the recoil look bad for the OFB 7.62. With a decent sight, the pigs crossing the LOC can be fried at stand off ranges. The aks they carr...
by Bharadwaj
02 Jul 2020 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1382179

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

What is this new upgrade for the existing 29s? Zhuk AESA on the way?( if it is ready)
by Bharadwaj
27 Jun 2020 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1382179

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

Russia has brought/is bringing back the initial delivery of the s400 to this year

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/2 ... off-a70707
by Bharadwaj
24 Jun 2020 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ankit Desai wrote:Nitin Gokhle is saying those structures are belong to India and Indian build them after June 16 incident.

Those structures are not bunkers but "Sangar"(temporary bunkers).

-Ankit


Our usual suspects are running hour long programs about the "Chinese" structures.
by Bharadwaj
24 Jun 2020 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1275650269758570496

Have the Chinese moved back to PP 14? Is it possible they changed the course of the river and we do not have direct access to the spot now? The sat pics are quite confusing indeed.
by Bharadwaj
23 Jun 2020 09:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHf8WMwEqE4

43 Chinese Troops Killed In LAC Faceoff, No Funeral Or National Mourning | CNN News18
by Bharadwaj
23 Jun 2020 01:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

http://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2020-06-22/us-intel-source-china-ordered-attack-on-indian-troops-in-galwan-river-valley Analysts say it's clear the incident did not pan out as China intended, not in the least because its state media outlets have all but erased the incident from thei...
by Bharadwaj
21 Jun 2020 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1382179

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

Very interesting. So then the No.9 BRD doesn't need to do a complete upgrade from Izdeliye 9.12B to Izdeliye 9.20 UPG standard. Only specific items will need to be modified to bring the 9.19 standard to the 9.20 standard. This deal makes a lot of sense now. I would take the AFM report with a load o...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jun 2020 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Despite all the hyperventilating it appears we have the situation in control at the ground.

http://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1273213659045482496
by Bharadwaj
16 Jun 2020 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

rkirankr wrote:
Bharadwaj wrote:Gaurav Savant reporting that our troops have full control of pp 14 now.

Where in his channel or on twitter?


It was on headlines today (or whatever its now called)
by Bharadwaj
16 Jun 2020 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1034040

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Gaurav Savant reporting that our troops have full control of pp 14 now.
by Bharadwaj
03 Jun 2020 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 886938

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Nitin Gokhale has clearly explained the situation. It is a literal dummies guide to the issue.

http://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status/ ... 9511681024
by Bharadwaj
29 May 2020 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 886938

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

No. I am having my own doubts if the video is an old one but some of the usual informed tweeters are retweeting it,
by Bharadwaj
27 May 2020 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 886938

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

US willing to mediate India-China border standoff, tweets Donald Trump http://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-china-border-standoff-donald-trump-us-mediation-tweet-1682523-2020-05-27 The United States is "willing and able" to "mediate" between India and China, US President D...
by Bharadwaj
27 May 2020 15:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230649

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

^^^^^^

That side on image of 5018 should be the first thing anybody sees when they open this thread :mrgreen:
by Bharadwaj
27 May 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 698
Views: 106956

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

The elephant in the room needs immediate addressing. The Tejas needs an alternate engine and if the French are willing to sort the Kaveri we should pay the asking price. With a serious risk of Biden and the Dems getting power soon we may lose the G.E supply if they resort to sanctions. We have been ...
by Bharadwaj
19 May 2020 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 396771

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

IAF presses ‘reset’ button on modernisation plans to push ‘Make in India’ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-presses-reset-button-on-modernisation-plans-to-push-make-in-india/articleshow/75816529.cms 19 May 2020 TOI not allowing quotes but the chief is clearly stating funding priority is...
by Bharadwaj
14 May 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 396771

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

Rakesh wrote:Great day for the country Bharadwaj.

Expect to see lots of Rhona-Dhona on BRF today from the Tier 1 industry experts.


They must be in deep shock. Give them some time.
by Bharadwaj
14 May 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 396771

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

I honestly did not think I will live to see this day (I am not exactly old).
by Bharadwaj
18 Mar 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230649

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

I think safe to say that CCS clearance is a formality? Here is the MOD release https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1606941# Ministry of Defence In a big boost to ‘Make in India’, DAC paves way for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for IAF Posted On: 18 MAR 2020 5:21PM by ...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230649

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

The photos appear to show very good fit and finish- a relief given the increased involvement of private sector players as large component suppliers.
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 22:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230649

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

^^^^^ My concern has more to do with certain potential export customers who may not follow said export restrictions based on the ever changing status of their relationship with our not so friendly neighbors. The shock value of the the teja's low rcs on the first day it engages in combat is somethin...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230649

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

^^^^^ My concern has more to do with certain potential export customers who may not follow said export restrictions based on the ever changing status of their relationship with our not so friendly neighbors. The shock value of the the teja's low rcs on the first day it engages in combat is something...

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