> Amid the rising activities of adversaries China and Pakistan in the online domain to target India, the Indian Army has operationalised new specialist units to counter these threats and challenges under its cyber warfare initiatives.
> In the last few years, the Army has taken multiple steps to counter the aggression of adversaries in the form of virtual honey trapping and hacking.
> The Defence Cyber Agency is working at the tri-services level to deal with these issues.
This is a comment from a youtube video that mentions India's greatest air-strike ever. But, the thing is Indians reported it as a minor incident. However only like 20 years later, a Pakistani Air commodore wrote a book about Pakistani airforce in which he mentions this incident of Indian Hawker Hunter fighter jets raiding Pakistani base and destroying much more than Indians realized.
This is the video about it - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6_5WVEOKsY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6_5WVEOKsY)
And this is a comment I found underneath it that might be of some interest -
It’s kinda hilarious how much Indian military, specially IAF downplays it’s achievements-
Shoots down a MiG 19 using the Su-7, doesn’t confirm the kill, later was found out to have destroyed the jet
Attacks Murid Airbase destroying multiple Sabres, thinks that it has blown up a C130 and 2 MiG-19s at most
Completely obliterates the Muntho Dahlo logistics base during Kargil war, thinks of it as barely a small objective whereas that was the primary logistics hub of Pak NLI (Btw, I will wait for you to do the Muntho Dahlo bombing)
Sargodha Air Base, located west of Lahore, hosts the Headquarters of the Central Air Command, one of three combatant air commands on the Pakistani Air Force. Aircraft currently based at this facility include two squadrons of General Dynamics F-16A fighters. The base is also the site of the Pakistan Air Force Combat Commander School. This fighter tactics and weapons school is the Pakistani equivalent of the American "Topgun" school at US Naval Air Station Miramar in California.
During the 1965 war with India, Sargodha was the hub of the Pakistani Air Force effort during the war. being over 50% of the PAF combat strength. Over half the Pakistani combat strength was located at this base, with nearly 80 aircraft and six fighter squadrons located there. The airfield was attacked by the Indian Air Force on 07 September 1965, though unknown to India the aircraft normally based at Sarghodha had been disperesed to other airfields. The attack against an airfield empty of aircraft achieved little, and Pakistan claimed to have downed eleven Indian aircraft.
Hostilities errupted again on 03 December 1971, and Pakistan opened the war with a series of pre-emptive strikes against 14 airfields and 2 radar installations. India mounted a strong counter-offensive against Pakistani airfields, launching some 500 sorties over the next twenty-four hours. The Indian Air Force launched strikes against Sargodha, including an attack on 04 December 1971 in which a Canberra bomber was shot down by a Pakistani Mirage fighter. A second Indian Canberra was shot down by anti-aircraft artillery at Sargodha on the night of 5/6 December, but bomb craters on the main runway forced operations to alternative runways.
The composition and disposition of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal during the late 1980s and early 1990s remains obscure. To the extent that Pakistan possessed a handful of deliverable nuclear weapons during this period, these weapons would have certainly been delivered by aircraft. The F-16s based at Sargodha are logical candidates for performing this missions.
>Central Ammunition Depot, Sargodha
In early 1991 it was reported that US intelligence had detected in Pakistan a number of launch vehicles for the M-11 missile, with a range of 300 km with a 500 kg payload. And in November 1992 China reportedly delivered about two dozen M- 11's to Pakistan through the port of Karachi. In May 1993 it was reported that China had delivered to Pakistan unassembled M-11 missiles.(1) Subsequently, it was reported that more than 30 M-11s appeared to be in storage at Sargodha Air Base.(2) Other reports suggested that as many as 84 such missiles are deployed at the Sargodha Air Base. (3) it is believed that Pakistan may have from 12 to 20 M-11 missile launchers, and is developing nuclear warheads for the M-11.(4)
US sanctions were imposed in June of 1991 and again in August of 1993. The sanctions denied licenses for the export to China of US satellites, related technology and equipment, and high-speed computers. The M-11- related sanctions were waived in March of 1992 and October of 1994, respectively, after China promised to adhere to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
In mid-1995 the Clinton Administration was confronted with responding to new evidence that China may have supplied additional M-11 components after the October 1994 commitment by China not to export such missiles. The Administration reportedly decided not to take cognizance of the transfer while the missiles remained in their shipping crates, a status that was in question as of late June 1996. Acknowledging a transfer would have required the imposition of MTCR "Category I" sanctions including the denial for at least two years of certain kinds of technology export licenses and a denial of US government contracts with sanctioned entities.
Indian intelligence agencies are reported to believe that the missiles are stored in a sub-depot near the Central Ammunition Depot at Sargodha on Kirana Hills [at 31°57'N 72°43'E] near Lahore. The Pakistani military has constructed storage sheds for the missiles and mobile launchers, as well as related maintenance facilities and housing for launch crews. Reportedly soldiers have also been sighted practicing simulated launches with advice from visiting Chinese experts.
The Indian assessment is that in a time of crisis the M-11 missiles would be deployed at Gujranwala, Okara, Multan, Jhang and Dera Nawab Shah, where defence communication terminals have been set up. (5) Over half of the Pakistani road network is unpaved and over two-thirds of paved arterial roads do not have enough carriageway width for two lanes. However, Over 80 percent of Pakistan's freight and passenger traffic travels by road. The major north- south link is Lahore and Rawalpindi to Peshawar and carries over half of Pakistan's goods and passenger traffic. A 6-lane Motorway opened for use in late 1997 on Lahore-Faisalabd-Sargodha-Rawalpindi/Islamabd route, with the second part between Rawalpindi and Peshawar being constructed.
Pakistan’s oldest nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missile, the road-mobile, single-stage, liquid-fuel Ghauri (Hatf-5), was most recently test-launched in October 2018. (ISPR 2018c). The Pakistani government states that the Ghauri can carry a single conventional or nuclear warhead to a range of 1,300 km (807 miles), although NASIC lists the range as 1,250 km (776 miles) (National Air and Space Intelligence Center 2020). NASIC also suggests that “fewer than 50” Ghauri launchers have been deployed (National Air and Space Intelligence Center 2020). The extra time needed to fuel the missile before launch makes the Ghauri more vulnerable to attack than Pakistan’s newer solid-fuel missiles, so it is possible that the longer-range versions of the Shaheen may eventually replace the Ghauri.[x] Potential deployment areas for the Ghauri include the Sargodha Central Ammunition Depot area.
==THIS IS PART ONE OF A LONG SERIES WHERE I WILL BE USING ONSINT INORDER TO FIND LOCATIONS OF PAKISTANI MISSILE FACILITIES==
The Indian Navy is set to deploy BrahMos supersonic cruise missile-equipped mobile coastal batteries in key locations across the maritime zone to counter threats from both the east and west, former Navy Chief Vice Admiral Satish N Ghormade revealed in a recent statement.
The deployment of the Next Gen Mobile Missile Coastal Batteries, equipped with BrahMos missiles, will enhance the multi-directional maritime strike capability of the Indian Navy, Ghormade said. The missiles, developed by BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), a joint venture between India and Russia, provide both land attack and anti-ship capabilities, which are essential for the maritime security of the nation.
The delivery of the BrahMos missile batteries is scheduled to begin in 2027, according to Ghormade. The indigenous production of the critical weapon system and ammunition will be further boosted, with the active participation of indigenous industries.
The BrahMos missile system has a range of up to 290 km and can fly at speeds of up to Mach 3, making it one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world. It can be launched from various platforms, including ships, submarines, aircraft, and land-based mobile launchers.
The deployment of the missile batteries is part of India's efforts to modernize and strengthen its defense capabilities, particularly in the face of growing security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. The move comes amid rising tensions with China, which has been expanding its naval presence in the region, and Pakistan, which has been engaging in cross-border terrorism.
3D-printed permanent defences have been constructed for first time by Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers in desert sector.
These defences were trial tested against a range of weapons from small arms to the main gun of T90 tank: Indian Army’s Engineer-in-Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh
These are able to withstand blasts, can be erected within 36-48 hours, & can be relocated from one place to another. With this, trial for similar permanent defences have also been carried out at eastern Ladakh & found to be useful: Indian Army’s Engineer-in-Chief Lt Gen H Singh
>India celebrated the 75th anniversary of the 1st Sikh Regiment’s landing at an air force station in Srinagar. The operation helped New Delhi to take back control over Kashmir from Pakistani forces in 1947.
Army dog Zoom, who was under treatment at army's veterinary hospital in Srinagar, passed away around 12 noon today. Lt Gen ADS Aujla laid wreath on mortal remains of Army Assault Canine. Zoom is cremated with full military honors. Despite his young age of 2 years, Zoom was a veteran of multiple CT Ops where he had distinguished himself with his energy & courage.
The FSB has conducted daring raids on the hideouts of the Tahrir al-Sham Islamist militant group in St. Petersburg, and in the Republics of Bashkortostan and Ingushetia. According to the security agency, three people were detained for financing the extremist group in Syria and spreading extremist materials online.
>President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has decided to prove his dedication to the Special Military Operation in Ukraine by enlisting his heavily armed and combat-ready children. Ahmad, 16, Eli, 15, and Adam, 14 have been receiving weapons training, including small arms fire, mortars, the use of armored vehicles, and the theoretical basics of international warfare in order to ‘instill piety,’ but also to ‘defend their family, nation, and fatherland.’ As Kadyrov himself puts it, ‘if you want peace, prepare for war!’
No glorification of war intended.
Let's Understand AGNIPATH:
1. Don't join it. Spend time doing your 10th and 12th at your cost, then find a 3rd grade college and do a useless graduation and spend rest of life in finding job
2. Join Agnipath, leave after 4 years with 23.5 lacs in hand. Start a business.
3. Join Agnipath, pursue graduation at cost of Armed Forces. Leave after 4 yrs with 23.5 lacs
4. Join Agnipath,do graduation, leave after 4 yrs to join other uniformed forces for rest of life
5. Join Agnipath,complete 4 yrs,work hard & get into 25% cream & serve 🇮🇳 for next 17 yrs.
6. Join Agnipath, Do graduation while in job, apply for CDS in 4th year & become a commissioned officer in Armed Forces for rest of the life
7. Don't join Agnipath and spend your life protesting on road like JNU folks.