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  1. 1

    Kes

    As an Indian, here is what I was concerned about:
    1) Although we were in a state of high alert, why werent more SU30s / Mig 29 available to intercept the incoming PAF fighters? Why werent surface-to-air missiles stationed in the area?
    2) Do our planes not have BVR armaments? (I read what you have written, but not being able to launch a single BVR is a problem). It looks like our Su30s spent their time dodging the PAF missiles rather than retaliating.
    3) The fact that PAF was able to land a few bombs in our military installations on Indian side is a problem. The fact that they did not cause damage is an aside.

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  2. 2

    DeathStroke

    Yeah okay whatever you say xD

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  3. 3

    Fahad Amir

    ur joking right ?? is this article based on sarcasm or reality!!!

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  4. 4

    Rahul D

    Yusuf…very well analysed and aptly written piece !! But I have one question.

    Why Indian Air defense systems like SAMs did not come in action when PAK F16’s and other jets intruded into Indian airspace ?

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  5. 5

    AmitP

    Speaking of foggy stuff, I think we lost the PR battle at every stage – after Balakot, after PAF retaliatory strike, during Abhi’s captivity, after Abhi’s release, whilst complaining to big daddy about use of F-16s etc.

    there are a few elephants in this room too:

    why did the entire world remain silent on Pak retaliatory strike?
    why does the common man in PoK hate Indian forces?
    why so much negative press in western media?

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  6. 6

    Anirudh

    Is the US not revealing Pakistan’s use of AMRAAM to avoid embarrassment in diplomatic circles?

    One small thing – plural of “aircraft” is “aircraft”, not “aircrafts”. Otherwise a fine article.

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  7. 7

    Viren

    Surprising to know that pakistan’s arsenal of bvr missiles have a longer range than the indian ones. This seems like a huge lack of capability for the IAF and interestingly the article only mentions this in an offhand manner and does not provide much detail or even speculative comparison of the respective capabilities of the PAF’s american AIM120 v/s IAF’s russian R77.

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  8. 8

    pappy

    Again.. What are these 5 gains for the IAF??

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  9. 9

    Sudip Das

    PAF actually shot down 2 IAF aircraft. The second aircraft is either SU30MKI or Mirage as mentioned by a recently retired PAF AVM Latif.

    AMRAAM is programmed to detonate only on hitting its target. To illustrate this via information in the public domain, a few ago a F15C of the 142 fighter wing of of the Oregon Air National Guard fired four AMRAAM missiles into the sea. It was ordered to fire them as a precaution before landing, as its landing gear failed to retract.
    These were fully armed with live air-to-air missiles and the decision was made with the knowledge that these would not detonate despite the concrete like impact of hitting the ocean at high speed.
    The fragment of AMRAAN casing shown by Air vice Marshal Ravi Kapoor had clearly detonated on hitting its intended target, as programmed.
    IAF have retired the Western Air Commander after it came to be known that COAS was at one of the locations PAF bombed. IAF goofed up big.(not verified)

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    1. 9.1

      Inder

      Mr Sudip Das
      You seem to a Pakistani with false Indian name.
      IAF radars & our pilot Abhinand has clearly recorded shooting down of Psnistsni F16 .
      You are creating Confusion & trying to undermine IAF achievement.
      Please DO NOT CREATE PRO PAF SCENARIO BY YOUR FALSE IMAGINATION
      JAI HIND

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    2. 9.2

      Rizwan

      Too much of rotten cheengri maachh has spoiled the Momota Didi’s goon Sudip Das it seems.
      IAF did not retire Western Air Commander after…….BONG Maachher Jhol! He completed his term and retired with full honours. Joker!

      PAF shot the second aircarft when this rotten Bong was high on cheap weed and fantasising about his tryst at Sonagachhi with some cheap one there.

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    3. 9.3

      Sohail Taufiq

      listen you retarded paki hiding behind a fake name.You know nothing and understand nothing.Crawl back into your cave.

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    4. 9.4

      sunil

      Mamta Banerjee told you ?

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    5. 9.5

      Jamal chaudhary

      You are a brain dead jihadi who is writing this bullshit. Akal ke Andhra can’t you see the engine cover of F 16 with serration that is only seen in American engine of F16.

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    6. 9.6

      Jamal chaudhary

      You are a brain dead jihadi who is writing this bullshit. Akal ke Andhe can’t you see the engine cover of F 16 with serration that is only seen in American engine of F16.

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    7. 9.7

      Atul

      If your theory is to be believed, then also the INTENDED TARGET can be the military base.

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  10. 10

    Adit

    The AMRAAM pieces may have been from Abhinandan’s jet too. It is not possible to conceal either an aircraft or loss of pilots in today’s India.
    The western air command chief was scheduled to retire end of February in the normal course.
    Check your facts….

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  11. 11

    Rizwan

    Too much of rotten cheengri maachh has spoiled the Momota Didi’s goon Sudip Das it seems.
    IAF did not retire Western Air Commander after…….BONG Maachher Jhol! He completed his term and retired with full honours. Joker!

    PAF shot the second aircarft when this rotten Bong was high on cheap weed and fantasising about his tryst at Sonagachhi with some cheap one there.

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  12. 12

    San Man

    “The PAF F16 Pilot shot down by the Mig-21 Bison of the IAF ..

    name is shahzaz uddin…..son of an Air Marshall Waseem Ud din….what happened to 2nd pilot is anyones guess……but shazaz was killed by angry pakistani jihadi mobs who thought he was an Indian Pilot. That is what happens in illiterate ignorant jihadist pakistan.

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  13. 13

    mad indian

    BS rules of engagement excuse now. I hope somebody fires entire chain of IAF officers for this embarrassment. They have let country down. Din dahade Pakis attacked and we could not lock a single BVR missile? And they are making stuff up. what happened to Sukhoi long range radar. Seriously man stop giving excuses. People need to get fired for this. Enough bs abhinandan Mig 21 stuff. That does not cover spectacular failure by IAF to protect the borders.

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