pakistan does not possess the AIM 9X missile which really can match the AA-11 archer missile of India.
first of all a word of advise
try compiling all quotes in one post and then posting rather posting each quote in a different one...... that would really help and not look like trolling aka building up post count......thanks
on to topic
PAF operates various AIM-9 variants as i compiled in above posts but they didn't go for AIM-9x purchase since they are looking to equip all current and future fighters with IRIS-T which is much more advanced and capable than either AIM-9X or R-73 aka AA-11http://www.airpower.at/news02/1103_eu-m ... ris-t2.gif
you conveniently forgot to mention that indian osa class missile boats made a daring raid on karachi harbour which resulted in 4 ships destroyed , and also the petroleum storage tankers at the harbour were destroyed.
I was trying to avoid going into smaller details or there is plenty i didn't discuss about various aspects of both wars anyway
the fact that they successfully blockaded the port is enough to tell that the Pakistani navy was rendered incapable of defending its ports and once a port is blockaded there is no attack that could be termed as a daring attack on the harbor ...
the f-16 is less maneuverable than the sukhoi -30 MKI.......after all ,the sukhoi possesses thrust vector control , which the f-16 does not have .
now i suppose you are going to prove how thrust vector control is useless etc
nothing is useless
but i left out some details on purpose to check the quality of technical replies i was hoping for
maneuverability only comes into play when two fighters are at close range ie close enough to engage with sidewinders and cannon fire aka dog fighting
Can you try and guess who will win a dog fight between a modern F-16 and a SU-30MKI?
I'll let you in one a few details
Maneuverability depends on a few factors
Of which one is that both the Viper and Su-30MKI are capable of flying at 180 degrees AoA for a brief amount of time and still recover but the Viper aka F-16 can hold 180 degrees longer while the MKI can't even hold 120 degrees for 4 seconds (from actual combat exercises between the two). And thrust-vectoring is almost useless in actual combat as it is almost never needed and causes severe stress to the aircraft's airframe but yes its better to have it than not having it.
Another one being the F-16 could keep its vector and make turns at much slower speed as compared to the SU-30MKI.
But these and plenty more (i'll like to avoid for now) come into play only if SU-30MKI is allowed to come this close to an F-16
Now, what happens when an F-16 with its radars and sensors turned off detects an SU-30MKI at a range of 400+ km while the SU-30MKI has no clue of the Viper's whereabouts until its already too late and an AMRAAM is off to turn the MKI into rubble?