Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Amit J » 30 Dec 2010 08:37

vivek_ahuja wrote:
abhinavjo wrote:Is the thread dead? 


No, just that my internet connection has been playing fast and loose with me last couple of days. Everytime I try to post something, it dies just in time before showing it.

Finally got sorted today. Stand by...

Sorry for the delay...

-Vivek


Roger That !

Standing by for Inbound Awesome Scenario ! in T minus X hours

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Ajit.C » 30 Dec 2010 09:45

Must be some Chineese "trojan" like Dileep's scenario, which activates and shut Vivek's system whenever he tries to upload the scenario.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby bsatyaki » 30 Dec 2010 12:13

I guess IT Team of my office will soon block me out of the LAN for continuously checking BRF thur the LAN. Vivek sir, we are waiting for the next installment(s).

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby disha » 30 Dec 2010 12:21

Can bsatyaki, Ajit.C, Amit J stand by? My legs are aching.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 22:35

Okay,

probably my fifteenth attempt to post something. Let's see if this one works...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 22:35

Finally!

Okay guys, it seems my net has finally connected properly. On with the posts...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 22:36

WUGONG STRATEGIC AIRBASE
CENTRAL CHINA
DAY 6 + 0925 HRS


The airbase was on fully active that morning. Blue skies above and the reverberating sounds of turbofan engines coming to life filled the air. Chinese Air Force ground crews were hurriedly readying the first strike mission of the H-6 Regiment on the airbase. Other elements of the strike were already taxiing towards the runway. Even more elements from distant airbases had already taken to the air. Time was of the essence...

Wugong holds the distinction of being a secure airbase by virtue of its location deep inside mainland China. While no neighbour of China can fly that deep inside the country to attack the airbase on account of the ranges required, it posed no problem for the base’s resident H-6 force to fly the same distance outward to attack any of their neighbours from one location. The base was a peacetime station for the H-6 force and even in war it remained surprisingly cluttered amidst a feeling of security. The base also fell under the command of Lt-Gen Chen, the CAF commander leading the aerial offensive against the fast deteriorating war against India. And on his orders, the base and its resident forces were going to have a busy day.

The first aircraft to take to the air were a pair of Su-30MKKs and they took off in a paired formation on the massively wide runway designed for the much larger H-6s. Following behind them, an H-6 tanker rolled on to the runway and turned to align its nose-wheel on to the central axis of the runway even as the two Su-30s became two black specks in the blue skies to the east. This particular aircraft was to follow the two Su-30s as a refuelling aircraft for the long flight towards the Indian border. The range involved was more than twenty five hundred kilometres, including waypoint manoeuvres. The Su-30s were heavily armed for air-to-air missions, and carrying only internal fuel. One refuel on the ingress route and another on the egress would provide sufficient endurance for the two escorts to cover the entire strike mission...

The strike mission elements were the six H-6Ks loaded with six under-wing pylon mounted YJ-62 missiles, optimized for land targets. With an effective range of around three hundred kilometres for an air launched, ground target environment, and ineffective manoeuvring in heavy mountainous terrain, the missile was far from ideal for use in the Himalayan regions. But then again, that problem existed for missiles from both sides. But on that morning, the problem for the CAF crews was that limited range and manoeuvring capabilities of their missiles enforced on them an approach vector to the target that was aligned along the axis of their target valleys. For the current mission, that entailed moving very close to the Indian border and the IAF defences. And that was far from ideal for the CAF strike commander...

But the use of YJ-62s was the only choice and General Chen and his operational commander Colonel Feng at Kashgar knew it. The much longer range CJ-10 missiles were already now deployed in Tibet and under Chen’s control, but for frontline targets in the mountains, they were useless. No. He had other uses for those GLCMS today.

When the six massive aircraft had assembled in the skies above Wugong, the formation turned southwest, preceded by the two Su-30s that were now conducting aerial refuelling over the skies of Qinghai...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby disha » 30 Dec 2010 22:47

Great .... up up up ... waiting for the next chapter

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 22:50

CNH-109
NEAR DANXIONG AIRSTRIP
NORTH OF LHASA
TIBET
DAY 6 + 1010 HRS


The three PHL-03 launcher vehicles had already stabilized themselves using the hydraulic stands, elevating their 8x8 wheel chassis above the gravel ground. This allowed them to conduct operations without additional error accumulation because of the terrain underneath them. In the Tibet environment, this was important, because the ground shifted and was filled with gravel. For the kind of job at hand, this could not be allowed under any circumstances...

The three-round launcher on each vehicle was already pointed southwards for a couple of hours now. When the orders came down, it took but a few minutes before the first vehicle was engulfed in a cloud of smoke and fire. And then the second and third vehicles. By that time the first CJ-10 GLCM had emerged from the first smoke cloud and streaked across the sky behind a sheet of flames and exhaust. Within thirty seconds, eight more missiles were doing the same.

The fifteen vehicle battery was immediately mobilizing for tactical relocation as the missiles went autonomous in their flight south. The Second Artillery Battery commander on the ground had no intention of being caught on the ground when the response from the Indians came back down.

In the blue skies of Tibet, the nine missiles were by now streaking southwards over the Himalayan peaks...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 23:08

CABS AEW AIRCRAFT
SKIES ABOVE BAGHDOGRA AIRBASE
INDIA
DAY 6 + 1020 HRS


The eight inbound Chinese GLCMs were detected within ten minutes of launch from near the Dangxiong airstrip in Tibet. It took those ten minutes because the aircraft under surveillance picket duty on the Indian side was a CABS ERJ-145 Airborne Early Warning system flying over Baghdogra and supporting the Bhutanese operations, Operation Chimera in the Chumbi Valley as well as providing air defence for the critical Command MSR for the Indian northeast. But Baghdogra was close to five hundred kilometres away from the Chinese launch locations in Tibet. Even with the massive radar coverage on the Indian AEW aircraft, it wasn’t enough for instantaneous detection. And there were only a handful of satellites to go around for the job of covering the entire set of Chinese target locations. Overall, it was woefully inadequate detection capability for an enemy that had missiles with massive ranges and a continent sized country to disperse and hide his assets in.

By the time the ERJ-145 picked up the inbound threats, the inbound missiles were within a hundred of fifty kilometres of the Bhutanese border. But they kept moving straight with no deviation. With the American GPS operations now down for both sides, navigation for the Chinese missiles had taken a step back to more rudimentary approaches. No terrain following was being detected by the operators on the AEW aircraft and neither were evasive manoeuvres. Error drift correction was detected and terminal manoeuvring was expected. Even so, it made the possible targets for the Chinese missiles easy to determine. The missile vector put in course to Baghdogra airbase, acting as the current aerial logistics hub for General Potgam’s IMTRAT-COM...

First to reply to the inbound threats were the two Mirage-2000s maintaining BARCAP over Paru Airstrip in Bhutan, where the current logistical build-up was taking place through AN-32s and Mi-26 helicopters. The two Mirage pilots were quick to adapt and move on the threat.

They were soon dumping their under-wing drop tanks into the turbulent slipstream behind them and pushing throttle to afterburners to close the range on the inbound missiles...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 30 Dec 2010 23:18

BAGHDOGRA AIRBASE
INDIA
DAY 6 + 1030 HRS


The klaxons were sounding off on the airbase even as the crew of the two An-32s on the ground were rushing to their cockpits to get the aircraft off the ground before the Chinese missiles came overhead. Emergency start-up procedures were being enacted even as the ground crews cleared the large quantities of support vehicles and logistical equipment that was supposed to be airlifted to Paru airstrip. Now those supplies were being left outside on the tarmac while the airbase braced for attack. The first An-32 engine fired up to life, quickly followed up by another even as the CNR activated in the cockpits to indicate that the control tower was shutting down and operational control was being passed to Base Ops Centre, located within a large underground bunker inside the airbase. The few Mig-21 Bisons on the ground that had returned from ground attack operations against Chinese targets in the Chumbi valley were now being quickly moved by primer vehicles into their hardened shelters. On the other side of the airbase, the civilian terminal building, which was now acting as yet another loading point for the Army, was also being evacuated.

North of the airbase, the Akash missile battery Rajendra Radar covering Siliguri and Baghdogra went active and began scanning the northern skies for inbound threats...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby nits » 30 Dec 2010 23:33

vivek_ahuja wrote:With the American GPS operations now down for both sides, navigation for the Chinese missiles had taken a step back to more rudimentary approaches.


its becoming quite intresting sir ji...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby nits » 31 Dec 2010 00:30

vivek_ahuja wrote:North of the airbase, the Akash missile battery Rajendra Radar covering Siliguri and Baghdogra went active and began scanning the northern skies for inbound threats...


My wish for akash in scenario has been granted... Thanks a ton :D

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby bsatyaki » 31 Dec 2010 00:46

Am waiting...cant sleep :((
Vivek ji please oblige with something more.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby bsatyaki » 31 Dec 2010 00:58

I was expecting some action from the SFF boys in the Tibetan theatre of Operation...maybe like painting the ammo dumps and hardened underground missile silos for the Jaguars

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby andy B » 31 Dec 2010 05:13

Vivek,

I have now sent through the first lot of the articles.

There are a few more that will be sent through but I need to scan em up.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby ChetanZ » 31 Dec 2010 05:32

you writing is wonderful mr. Ahuja, once you start reading one does not want to stop every post is makes one want more, thank's & waiting for more.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby ChetanZ » 31 Dec 2010 07:29

i was wondering the armedforces have about 60+ units of SMERCH MBRL's are we going to see them in action? also dosent the ariforce does keep some of its retired airframes eg, MIG23/27 could be also used, just a thought...
also i would love to see the use of NIRBAY and SHAURY at some stage as we did with the LCH.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby parshuram » 02 Jan 2011 11:46

Vivek Saar

I don't know whether i am being too demanding, but i feel that this conflict is indeed soundly missing activities in sea. With Chinese SSBN/SSN's at large it is hard to beleive hat they will not up the ante in water and in fact it would divert/test IAF capabilities to the extreme edge

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Raye » 04 Jan 2011 17:09

How about a parallel cyber attack and Indian response to it........

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby manish.rastogi » 04 Jan 2011 19:54

Sirjee....getting impatient ....please provide the dose!!!

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Ghatotkacha » 06 Jan 2011 02:34

Vivek, we are awaiting for your next post.

If you don't get the polite request then here is the threat: :)
You don't want me to start writing a different branch of story from your scenario.

btw, I am Sudhanshu, with a different account.
The older account is locked and I intend to delete it.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Karan M » 06 Jan 2011 02:45

vivek_ahuja wrote:ith the American GPS operations now down for both sides, navigation for the Chinese missiles had taken a step back to more rudimentary approaches. .


Dont the Chinese have their own GPS: Beidou system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beidou_navigation_system

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby RamaY » 06 Jan 2011 08:07

Vivek_Ahuja should get a warning for keeping forumites waiting for next episode.

Either you post the next episode or face the legal ramifications for causing anxiety attack!!!

:x

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 06 Jan 2011 13:44

SKIES OVER THIMPU
BHUTAN
DAY 6 + 1035 HRS


Thimpu was a city in chaos. The local governance had broken down completely. Looting and pillaging was everywhere as the residents fled the city to the safety of the south. Pillars of smoke could be seen from areas where government documents were being burnt in large stockpiles even as ragged group of Royal Bhutanese Army trucks sped by, evacuating casualties to the south. When the large supersonic boom broke over the city, it caused many of the remaining residents to jerk their heads up, peering into the morning blue sky above, punctuated with a few white clouds. By the time that sonic wave had hit the city the two Mirage-2000s of the Indian Air Force had already streaked to the north, ripple firing the on-board Astra Beyond Visual Range missiles. The battle for the skies of Bhutan was being fought that cold morning...

“Pickled one and two! Clear release!” The lead Mirage pilot shouted over the comms. In front of him he could see the white contrails of the two missiles heading north, veering slightly to the east.
“Copy, One. Clear release!” the second pilot also confirmed, sending his two missiles on their way as well.

A hundred kilometres to the south, the CABS AEW aircraft had also confirmed clear release of four Astra missiles against the nine inbound CJ-10 GLCMs. With another four missiles on board the two charging Mirages, a total of eight were available against nine inbounds. Even if all eight hit their targets, one would get through. As if on cue, one of the outbound four missiles began veering off track, losing target acquisition. And yet another passed by the blissfully flying GLCM without detonating. The remaining two missiles slammed into their two targets, splashing two of the inbound missiles out of the sky. Even as two orange fireballs announced the detonation of the warheads over the mountains, seven missiles streaked by and continued heading south...

“Two, they are too close for another head on, attempt! Let’s roll in behind for a chase-solution on the remainder!” the lead Mirage pilot said and flipped his aircraft to the right, and pulled down and to the east, attempting to roll in behind the GLCMs. His wingman did the same a second later. By the time the manoeuvre was completed, the GLCMs had streaked past the aircraft and cleared Thimpu. They were now around one hundred kilometres from their target at Baghdogra and closing into the Akash Battery range around Siliguri. Before that, however, the Mirage crews were rolling in behind the missiles...

On board the AEW aircraft, the onboard Mission Controller was already directing more aircraft to the skies above Bhutan, anticipating more such saturation missile attacks. Primarily the task of the Baghdogra Mig-21s, such aircraft presence over the Bhutanese and Sikkim skies had proven unnecessary in the air defence role in the last few days. That was due mostly to the no-show of CAF fighters in support of their ground forces in the Chumbi valley who were taking a beating from the might of the attacking Divisions of the XXXIII Corps. The CAF had been mostly content with securing the skies over southern Tibet and Lhasa with S-300 systems, and that in turn had allowed the IAF to place only a few Bison interceptors and a handful of Mirages in the air-defence role alongside the lower capability ERJ-145 AEW Systems. Most of the Indian air presence over the Chumbi valley had been Hashimara Mig-27s and Bisons in ground attack role and CAS operations in support of Operation Chimera. Most of the other Indian fighters were deployed to the east or in the Laddakh sector where the CAF was throwing everything except the kitchen sink against the Indian Air Force bases, airstrips and fighters.

As a result of this overall situation, when the CJ-10 GLCMs had been detected by the AEW, Baghdogra had been caught with its pants down. Most of its Bisons were returning from CAS sorties or being equipped for the same. There were even a bunch of lumbering transports in the crowded skies above the region. Now the AEW MC was caught in a tough situation. If he let his two Mirages expend all of their missiles against the GLCMs and let the remainder of the missiles be taken care of by the Siliguri Akash battery, it would leave the Bhutanese airspace undefended for a short while before the Baghdogra Mig-21s could launch from that airbase and take position. Most of the large numbers of Mig-27s flying back and forth between Bhutan, Chumbi Valley, Sikkim and Hashimara were un-optimized for air combat and loaded for bear with ground attack munitions.

If on the other hand, the MC let the Mirages stay back on their original mission, he could cover the Bhutanese airspace but the Akash Battey might not be able to intercept all of the inbound missiles. If that happened, and in worst case scenario, Baghdogra took a hit on the runway, crippling air ops from there, the gap created in the air defences would be even larger, not to mention affecting the overall supply ops for General Potgam’s IMTRAT-COM in Bhutan. Valid choices with high stakes; the MC pressed the intercom mouthpiece button and patched through to the two Mirage pilots as he peered over the shoulder of the radar systems controller on board the aircraft...

“Sharpshooter-One, you are cleared to engage the inbounds. Take them out!”
“Roger, Observer-Actual. Sharpshooter is rolling in. Out!” the response came over the R/T.

By now the two Mirage pilots had already punched afterburner and were recovering their kinetic energy even as the engine glow of the seven turbojets of the CJ-10s were scattered on the horizon in front of them, streaked south and just about to clear the Himalayas and enter the plains of India.

Not on my account...the flight leader thought as he depressed the release and felt the jerk as another Astra missile fell off the pylon and fired its rocket motor and appeared from underneath the HUD, its exhaust quickly converting into white trails which spread over the cockpit glass of the Mirage a second later and continued moving up, indicating the missile gaining slight altitude advantage over the targets as well as the launch platforms, which were in the same azimuth plane. The second mirage did the same a second later. A few seconds later the familiar bleep-bleep noise in the cockpit turned to a undertone screech indicating that the missile had acquired and about to splash the target. A small, spherical, orange-yellow cloud developed a split-second later above the plains of Assam...

“Splash-One! Splash-Two” the pilot said over the comms to indicate the near simultaneous explosion of another missile from the wingman.

“Observer, we are out of arrows! I repeat: Sharpshooter Flight is empty! Five inbounds still moving to target, and we are running on fumes! Where’s the nearest gas station?” Sharpshooter-One said, immediately doing the calculation on fuel expenditure that would be required versus what was available, even as the two aircraft pulled out of afterburners and closed formation watching the remaining five missiles head southwest towards Baghdogra...

On board the ERJ-145, the MC had lowered his comms mouthpiece and turned to his left to face the screen of the operations officer:
“Just tell me we have a tanker in the air!”
“Roger that! Barielly outbound MARS bird is approaching AO. Sharpshooter is on priority.”
“Good! Direct Sharpshooter to that bird for immediate refuelling!” he then turned to the right again: “Inform Siliguri Tactical Air Centre that we have five leakers inbound on their ADGES combat systems and that Sharpshooter Flight has disengaged! The skies are clear! Tell them to take their shots whenever they are ready!”

The MC then pulled his comms mouthpiece back up and depressed the voice-activate button: “Sharpshooter, this is Observer-Actual. Get out of that airspace behind the inbounds. Siliguri ADGES is painting the skies now. Let them take care of it. Get out of their way, now!”
“Roger that! Observer, this is Sharpshooter-One and –Two bugging out and heading to Sierra-Two-Bravo for refuelling! Out!”
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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby nits » 06 Jan 2011 13:54

Sir ji... too good but ye dil mangey more...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 06 Jan 2011 14:09

SILIGURI TACTICAL AIR CENTRE (STAC)
AIR DEFENCE GROUND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM (ADGES)
PLAINS NORTHEAST OF SILIGURI
INDIA
DAY 6 + 1040 HRS


The operations centre at STAC-ADGES was busy to say the least. Moments earlier the AEW MC “Observer-Actual” had passed intercept control on the inbound Chinese GLCMs to the ADGES commander at Siliguri, who in turn had passed operational control of the intercept to the Group Control Centre of the resident Akash Missile Squadron, one of whose batteries was now in the play being enacted over the Indian skies...

“Confirm departure of Sharpshooter and positive IFF on the two aircraft?” the GCC Commander asked without looking away from the large monitor inside the command vehicle deployed somewhere west of Siliguri. From this command centre vehicle and the supporting aux-power vehicles plus the usual security troops of the Air Force Police, the Wing Commander leading the intercept on the ground could control his two Akash Batteries. One of those batteries was already poised to launch. The GCC had control over the 3D Central Acquisition Radar system that had taken over control from the AEW radar feed once the missiles had cleared the Himalayan peaks. Now the Battery level commander was on the comms link with the GCC from his BCC while the Wing-Commander waited for right moment to launch...

“Sharpshooter is clear. IFF diagnostic is complete. They are ours. Target scatter pattern is now clear!” the BCC commander confirmed after seeing his Rajendra Phased Array radar’s analysis of the targets.
“Roger that! Good. BCC-Alpha now has operational control. Weapons release is authorized! Take the shots!”

From the plains east of Siliguri, the four launchers of BCC-Alpha had already swivelled their launchers and had the missiles pointed to the northeast. With the Rajendra controlling four of them at a time, each launch vehicle pickled off one Akash missile. To all those watching the skies around Siligui, the four sudden streaks of white trails, the light thundering noise and the slap-bang engagement of the ramjet engines did not go unnoticed. Within seconds the missiles were supersonic and heading straight for their targets...

Several long seconds later there were three radar image scatterings detected where a moment earlier there had been solid inbounds. Two missiles remained. A few seconds later BCC-Alpha released another salvo of Akash missiles, two of them aimed at each CJ-10 inbound. This time there was no escape. As the last two Chinese missiles appeared over the north-eastern outskirts of Siliguri, four Akash missiles slammed in close succession and sent two blistering fireballs raining down on the city. The damage on the ground was excessive, but could not be helped. To the southwest, Baghdogra airbase removed the airbase attack alert when the 3D-CAR at the STAC-ADGES reported clear skies over Siliguri.

The response to the intercept was tempered. All nine Chinese GLCMs aimed at Baghdogra airbase had been intercepted just in time, but now there were two massive pillars of smoke coming from the centre of Siliguri, where the emergency response teams were only now arriving to discover the massive civilian damage on the ground amidst the raging fires...
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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 06 Jan 2011 14:19

SKIES EAST OF NAGQU
INDIA
DAY 6 + 1050 HRS


The two SU-30MKKs pulled away silently and menacingly from their last ingress refuelling operation from their supporting H-6 Tanker. The two aircraft had now pulled into a tight and close formation as they headed south at full military power. A thousand feet below and to their east, eight J-10s launched from Qingolai Airbase in Sichaun had already lined up in their finger-four formation. Four of the J-10s were armed for air-to-air ops whereas the three of the remaining four was armed for strike missions. The last J-10 was hanging back a bit and was filling the role of EW support against Indian radars. As the ten fighters flew south, quickly approaching the Burmese skies, the six H-6 Cruise Missile Carriers launched from Wugong more than an hour before were also lumbering south, attempting to capitalize on the yawning, but temporary gap in the Indian coverage over Bhutan...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vivek_ahuja » 06 Jan 2011 14:35

CABS AEW AIRCRAFT
SKIES ABOVE BAGHDOGRA AIRBASE
INDIA
DAY 6 + 1055 HRS


“Inbounds! Multiple inbound tracks! Detecting fighter sized radar intercepts bearing down from direction of Nagqu! Counting total of ten contacts!” the radar systems operator shouted over the buzzing intercom of the aircraft. It caused the MC to rush over from the operations controller where he had been supervising the refuelling hook-up of Sharpshooter Flight as well as resuming aerial re-supply operations to Paru airport in Bhutan for IMTRAT-COM. Not any more...

“Give it to me! What’s the diagnostic?” the MC demanded.
“Eight J-10s giving higher radar signature than expected. Loaded for bear no doubt! Two Su-30MKKs leading the pack! Heading straight for Paru and Thimpu!” the RSO said without looking away from his screens.

“They are trying to wrest control of the skies above Bhutan from us. Okay: who’s up?”

“Seven Mig-27s from Hashimara. Five AN-32s, two returning from Paru and three outbound just launching from Baghdogra. Mig-21s for aerial ops taking to the air right behind them. One Mi-26 offloading at Paru, several Mi-17s around Sikkim, Bhutan and Baghdogra. Sharpshooter Flight refuelling from the MARS bird from Bareilly, and they are Winchester!” the RSO replied.

“Get those Bisons from Baghdogra the priority! Tell everybody to bug out! Especially those AN-32s! And get on the horn and tell that Mi-26 crew at Paru to stay on the ground and not attempt to fly out. They are safer on the ground now. Request priority sir support from CAC Ops for more Mirages right away. Those Bisons are not going to survive this fight!” the MC shouted to the RSO and the ROC. He had already realized what had happened: Bhutan had been left open to the enemy because of his decision to go after the GLCMs against Baghdogra. Exactly as the Chinese had expected them to. Now, as every lumbering Indian transport supporting Operation Chimera or IMTRAT-COM was bugging out of the skies as the Chinese fighters came inbound. It would still be a few minutes before the Baghdogra Bisons reached altitude and took over point-defence. And even longer was required for the Su-30MKIs scrambled by EAC and CAC to divert from the Ops over Arunachal Pradesh and reach the Bhutanese sector. There just weren’t enough fighters to go around on every front. Now the MC in the lone Indian AEW aircraft over Baghdogra was left wondering if they would pay the price for that:

Oh my god! What the hell have I done?
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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby manish.rastogi » 06 Jan 2011 14:44

please....for the sake of brf...i wont be able to wait...please finish this airfight in todays dose...pretty please!!

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Rahul M » 06 Jan 2011 14:54

in that timeframe the bases at purnea and panagarh should be up and running, so we could expect a couple of flights based there ? should be nearer to this theatre than bringing in fighters from NE.
also, if the astra is operational(2013-14 ?) a couple of sqdns of LCA and MRCA definitely are.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Cain Marko » 06 Jan 2011 23:05

Rahul M wrote:in that timeframe the bases at purnea and panagarh should be up and running, so we could expect a couple of flights based there ? should be nearer to this theatre than bringing in fighters from NE.
also, if the astra is operational(2013-14 ?) a couple of sqdns of LCA and MRCA definitely are.


Astra/LCA - yes. Astra/MRCA - no. The MRCA won't be available before 2015 imho. Interesting and captivating work Ahuja Sir, don't stop now!

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vasu_ray » 07 Jan 2011 01:29

Can the M-2000's not use their guns in the 6' O clock position? the merge might get them real close to the GLCMs

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Santosh » 07 Jan 2011 06:10

Awesome.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby aditp » 07 Jan 2011 08:54

vasu_ray wrote:Can the M-2000's not use their guns in the 6' O clock position? the merge might get them real close to the GLCMs



Bingo fuel!

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby vasu_ray » 07 Jan 2011 09:26

Its most likely situation specific, in the scenario that Vivek described there was this head-on approach and then a 6'O clock position so at some point the GLCMs crossed the Mirages, now if the Mirages timed their merge they could be right behind the GLCM salvo flight, is that the immelman loop?

you might get into bingo fuel if you are chasing them while recovering your speed from a distance

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby sunny_B » 08 Jan 2011 00:08

Eagerly Awaiting the next batch...
By the way any chances of the IN playing some part in influencing the war in due course..?

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Jamie Boscardin » 09 Jan 2011 20:33

Vivek,

For lov of the brfities here, pls continue with your posts.
Any help we can provide, pls let us know...but pls do post!!!

We are living the life of our brave fighters through your stories, all emotions @ one go, and does help in living the life which for some reason, we couldn't live. :(.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby asbchakri » 09 Jan 2011 22:42

Comon Vivek please post. Also what happened to u'r book. is it out yet.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby bsatyaki » 10 Jan 2011 09:53

Seems Vivek`s net connection is acting weird again... let him fix it up for good and then give us the daily doses....


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