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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2012 10:01 
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Coming to the third image, from the foreground to the background, the first gun is either the Austrian MG 74 or the WW2 MG42, immediately after it is the Special ops variant of the FN Minimi, right in front of the minimi's muzzle is the H&K MP5K SMG. Right behind the MP5K is the benneli M3 or the equivalent model from Remmington, to the right of the shot gun is the MP5A2/A4 SMG..

As for the rest, I have no clue..


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PostPosted: 03 Apr 2012 21:03 
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A noob question : can the AD missile be used for LR or MR SAM role alongwith BMD role?
I think Prahaar is a derivative of AD missile. I remember seeing a picture of a TEL carrying 6 rounds of Prahaar.
If a BMD missile can be used for AD role as well, it would be nice to park such TELs loaded with either Prahaar or AAD or both across our border.


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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2012 06:22 
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Got a question, on the issue of reducing the RCS of Su-30, if the airframe which is made of both metal and composites is rebuilt with the metal part having angles that allow for stealth and the rest is composite so that the overall aerodynamic shape is retained, thus the composites are transparent to the radar signals and the metal frame doesn't give as much return due to the angular shapes that are becoming the norm of the stealth aircraft

lets assume this gain in RCS reduction is balanced at the expense of current payload carrying capacity


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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2012 19:58 
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^^^

a follow on quasi-question is about using software similar to Autolay, which can be extended to account for airframe RCS as well by introducing a new constraint model based on the 'principles of stealth', whatever the latter implies


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 10:50 
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Ramu wrote:
A noob question : can the AD missile be used for LR or MR SAM role alongwith BMD role?
I think Prahaar is a derivative of AD missile. I remember seeing a picture of a TEL carrying 6 rounds of Prahaar.
If a BMD missile can be used for AD role as well, it would be nice to park such TELs loaded with either Prahaar or AAD or both across our border.

Yes. It was reported that Ashwin (AAD) will be having this capability.
Arrow 2, PAC 2-3 and the French Aster have this capability too.


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 11:23 
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what is advantage of vertically launched missile over a inclined launched in case of ship based missile?


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 11:28 
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It can be fired at 360 degrees. No time or fuel wastage for missile course correction.
Maybe easier to launch/reload.
Anything else?


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 11:29 
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will it save space where real estate is at a premium?


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 11:55 
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^^Another major advantage is cleaner superstructure for smaller RCS and improved stealth characteristics.


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 12:26 
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shiv wrote:


MG42
M249
M4
Aug Styer
MP5
AKM
AKMS
G3
RPG 7
M224(?)


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 18:15 
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House panel on defence to query service chiefs, but not on April 20


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2012 22:50 
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The camo that the soldiers are wearing in the pic above ^^^^ looks Indian,is it or am i imagining things ?


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2012 12:58 
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^ It was Ex US Army Camo.


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2012 22:57 
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Thanks and it looks suspiciously like the present camo of the Indian Army.


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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2012 12:31 
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A view on 1965 war by Pak Major

Grand Slam—
A Battle of Lost Opportunities


http://www.defencejournal.com/2000/sept/grand-slam.htm


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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2012 12:37 
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@ ^^
It requires a log-in! Can you please copy paste the article here, if possible?

Edited later: Never mind, you beat me to it :)


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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2012 17:04 
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Noob pooch, While I was watching the movie "Paan Singh Tomar", two things caught my attention,

1) The soldiers have a fixed ration even in peacetime postings. Soldiers participating in sports get a larger ration.
2) Soldiers participating in sports are not sent on combat missions.

Can any one confirm the truth in either of these statements?

TIA


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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2012 17:45 
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Bolasani wrote:
1) The soldiers have a fixed ration even in peacetime postings. Soldiers participating in sports get a larger ration.

Yeah..of course the ration is fixed. The meals are very carefully designed keeping in mind the total daily nutrient and calorie requirement. You don't want to either underfeed or overfeed the soldiers.
Also, members may correct me if I am wrong, but AFAIK soldiers participating in sports or in training are given much greater quantities of food.


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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2012 20:53 
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I was searching something about fab units and wanted some more info on TI india lab..

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/indi ... cleid=4554

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India has 11 fabs, but they're owned by the government and are non-commercial. They are used primarily for the defense and aerospace sectors. In 2007, the government of India announced a semiconductor policy and some private players considered setting up fabs. Talk in the industry suggests that the government itself may be looking at setting up a commercial fab.



does India truly have 11 FABS ? what capacity ? where ?


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PostPosted: 23 Apr 2012 14:53 
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^Got some info from a paki forum. :P
SITAR
GAETEC
SCL Related(SCL Wiki)

And finally :Link


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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2012 22:09 
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Noob question...what determines the height of the tower of a submarine?? Chakra seems to have a shorter tower when compared to the Virginia class subs.


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2012 04:04 
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Interesting


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2012 07:56 
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Useless ... It will have no accuracy from any meaningful distance ... and blasting toys neither move nor shoot back.


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2012 11:48 
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^^ I believe its a prop for the new Call of Duty game.


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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2012 23:03 
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Is Rajya Sabha out of bounds for
the defence services?

Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and Anu Aga have been nominated as members of the Rajya Sabha. Thus an eminent sportsman, a cine actress of the yester years and a prominent businesswoman have all found a place in the premier democratic institution of the country. After the erstwhile Lt Governor of Delhi Air Marshal HL Kapoor in the early 80’s, though not appointed on the basis ofhis service background, the services have had no representation in the institution. Unfortunately no one seems to have even considered bringing in a defence services representative to the august body.
A representative of the defence services if inducted to the Parliamentwill be an expert advisor on defence matters besides being a spokesperson of 1.3 million soldiers and over 1.6 million military veterans, of our country. They have been engaged in protecting our borders perhaps under most difficult and risky environments. India, we need to bear in mind is a nuclear power with a robust ongoing ballisticmissile program. Geography has gifted us with an assortment of neighbors with some of whom we are yet to delineate our national boundaries.
Our defence budget is the 9 th largest in the world for the year 2012 which is around US$ 41 billion and it is expected to go up to US$ 110 billion by 2016. Our country is one of the largest importers of military hardware and has been witnessing a surge in defence related scams in the recent past. The state of defence preparedness as well as the need for maintaining a balanced mix of conventional forces and strategic assets is still evolving. The need and the urgency for developing defence related infrastructure in our border areas are yet to be fully realized. We have a generalized bureaucracy with very little knowledge or practical experience in defence matters who seem to be guiding our elected representatives in the government in defence matters. To add to all these woes, the defence forces have been kept out of the decision making processes even in defence related issues.
Considering that our people and our people’s representatives have very limited knowledge and expertise in matters military and strategic thinking would it not benefit the country as well as the tax payer by inducting a defence services representative to the Rajya Sabha? Would his contribution not be valuable as a part of various defence related Parliamentary committees? Should this large section of our countrymen who have forgone some of their democratic rights in the interest of the country at some time or the other remain dumb for the rest of their lives for having chosen military as their career? Is such a state acceptable even after six decades of independence and after the defence services have unequivocally demonstrated their democratic credentials in the South Asian context and environment?
The Parliament of India is not a platform for projecting the country’s respect for an expert in a particular field. It is a home for discussing various issues concerning governanceto evolve solutions to problems facing the country and make suitable laws. Will Sachin have the time to contribute to the business of the Parliament with his cricketing engagements? What has been the contribution of our erstwhile cine actors and actresses in the Rajya Sabha? What are the nation’s expectations from Ms Rekha? Are we viewing Rajya Sabha seats as a tool inthe process for image makeover of political parties?
When will we as a nation understand our necessities and priorities and act in the interest of the country?

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.co ... e-services


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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2012 23:24 
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factual nitpick.

Gen S RoyC was a member of RS not too long ago. a couple of others too IIRC.


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2012 16:35 
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The great Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora was in RS . However he was a member of the Akali Dal..


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PostPosted: 02 May 2012 16:29 
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I am used to seeing army vehicles with formation sign. I have noticed vehicles with vajra prahaar written in white on a maroon rectangle background. Any idea what that is?


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PostPosted: 13 May 2012 07:13 
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Dont know if previously posted , but ....can somebody talk more about BM 21 and tata 6x6 in IA ? do we license produce them?


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PostPosted: 14 May 2012 12:53 
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can somebody please tell me in what role our arjun tanks are used and where they are deployed? i just saw a video of ex. shoorvir and only t90 was there.


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PostPosted: 20 May 2012 01:52 
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the helmet worn by the NP-1 pilot in this video. is this one with the helmet-mounted cueing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAkc3mkgARU

Edit: Had posted the wrong URL earlier by mistake.


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PostPosted: 24 May 2012 01:57 
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^^We can only see the helmet from the back, but it does look like the DASH helmet.


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PostPosted: 24 May 2012 03:41 
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adityadange wrote:
can somebody please tell me in what role our arjun tanks are used and where they are deployed? i just saw a video of ex. shoorvir and only t90 was there.

Currently they are deployed only at Republic day parades. :roll:


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PostPosted: 24 May 2012 18:54 
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^^We can only see the helmet from the back, but it does look like the DASH helmet.


the elevated section visible at the back of the helmet triggered the query. other helmets [white & grey] seem to have a smooth, non-elevated surface

like this for ex
http://kedar.smugmug.com/Miscellanous/S ... fZ2Y-M.jpg


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PostPosted: 26 May 2012 21:19 
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Dont know if previously posted , but ....can somebody talk more about BM 21 and tata 6x6 in IA ? do we license produce them?


Thanks for the link. Our BM-21 were based on the Russian vehicle - I'm seeing TATA Mounted BM-21 for the first time. We have grand total of 5 BM-21 Regiments. I really pray and hope that given the TATA involvement in Pinaka project, somebody might have thought to bolster Rocket Artillery by inducting more BM-21 systems based on TATA Trucks. We can have a nice mix of BM-21/Pinaka/Smerch...and BM-21 should be cheap as well..may be, these will see light of the day with Infantry Divisions. Oh! well...one can dream... :P


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PostPosted: 26 May 2012 22:57 
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There is a new book, called The Meadow by Adrian Levy and Cathy-Scott Clark. It is about the Al Faran kidnappings. I haven't read the full book, but there is a review of the same, published in today's HT. The book contends that the hostages were executed by a 'counter insurgent' called Alpha/Nabi Azad, who worked with J&K Police and RR. This is the link for that review, which in itself, is quite informative

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx


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PostPosted: 26 May 2012 23:02 
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PostPosted: 28 May 2012 23:01 
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This has the potential of becoming a big problem for the armed forces.

Defence ministry to relax century-old land laws

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/252 ... y-old.html


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PostPosted: 30 May 2012 00:09 
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one question...
when it is said a missile or plane is nuclear capable what exactly the difference is? what is exact difference between carrying conventional payload and nuclear one? what are the design and structural changes required to carry/drop nuclear bomb over conventional bomb?


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PostPosted: 01 Jun 2012 11:16 
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For one, it is preferred to be hard wired for critical systems. The Aircraft Bomb bays IMO can be designed to drop only certain types of munitions.
As far as the missile goes, it is a belief based system and the presence of warheads of these specified systems will be a give away.


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