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by Kartman
23 Jan 2014 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia
Replies: 53
Views: 1918

Re: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia

Do you have someone similar in the Indian system? Because THIS is the person who takes your squiggles and application-less papers, and explains to the fearsome Jarnails with all their ribbons, why it means a breakthrough. I usually did not know WHY they liked my research (on the rare occasions when...
by Kartman
23 Jan 2014 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia
Replies: 53
Views: 1918

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I am a researcher in the field of high performance computing. My major professor is counted in the who's who of this field. About 5 years back he wanted to return to India. He started teaching at an IIT for one semester every year. I traveled with him for a couple of years. Here are my observations...
by Kartman
23 Jan 2014 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia
Replies: 53
Views: 1918

Re: Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

That may not be quite correct. I count 5 IITs with aero B.Tech programmes (not a pre-req. for propulsion-related research, BTW, but may help slightly): IITB, IITD?, IITK, IITC, IITKgp. + IISc Blr. Plus the other IITs like Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Benares? Plus the new Space Science institute in TVM. ...
by Kartman
22 Jan 2014 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia
Replies: 53
Views: 1918

Re: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia

Will post question here. A couple of years ago I saw an ad for a Pratt&Whitney Chair at IISc. I assumed this was a United Technologies move to counter the unfettered advantages that GE was getting in India, and start getting a piece of the engine Halwa. But I also HOPED that IISc folks would us...
by Kartman
22 Jan 2014 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: India's Kaveri Engine Saga
Replies: 80
Views: 46882

Re: The Kaveri Saga - India's attempt to build a modern Turb

Maulana UlanBatori, Along the lines of the (GE) unducted propfan, is the (P&W) geared turbofan that is being pitched as the "next best thing since sliced double-roti aka CFM56". Doesn't have contra-rotating spools IIRC, but planetary gearbox for speed reduction like a turboprop. Might ...
by Kartman
05 Dec 2008 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819316

Re: Small Arms Thread

I've seen men from the Mechanized Regiments use a shorter and automatic version of the SLR. This was arounf 93-94. Rohit, Not a shorter version - it was the same length but with forestock shortened. This was to enable the SLR barrel to fit in and to be fired through the gunports in the BMPs of the ...
by Kartman
05 Dec 2008 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680943

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

what I didn't understand is why there were fatalities in spite of NSG having much better body armour. there was an article specifying the protection level NIJ xyz. can't locate it. anyway, isn't it good enough for AK rounds ? where were they shot ? Couple of points.... (a) Even with level 3++ armou...
by Kartman
05 Dec 2008 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680943

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

One thing NSG is superb about feedback and the updation of their training modules (anybody remember the Rubaiyya training scenario ? :D ). Getting into this discussion a bit late... but what's the Rubaiyya scenario :) I don't recall NSG ever being involved there... IIRC, VP Singh's govt just caved-...
by Kartman
05 Dec 2008 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680943

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

I point is mainly about reducing casualties. Both their own as well as hostages. how different piglets (criminals or terrorists) think, react or act will not always be covered in training manuals. Just in hindsight and I am no expert but maybe major unnikrishnan's life may have been saved by a prio...
by Kartman
05 Dec 2008 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680943

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

to say NSG doesn't have experience isn't quite correct. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=90&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26 The Chief, Director General Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, has had a busy day. His boys have just returned in a blaze o...
by Kartman
03 Dec 2008 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680943

Re: MARCOS & NSG ops in Mumbai Attack (News and Pics ONLY)

Div wrote:Has anyone compiled a list of the Army units/regiments that participated in these operations?

For starters...
    Grenadiers
    Sikh(Regt or LI, not sure ??)
    Others ??
Remember reading a report that 2-3 companies from different units (incl. Sikh) were rushed from elsewhere in MH...
by Kartman
03 Dec 2008 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819316

Re: Small Arms Thread

SLR: Self Loading Rifle. This denotes a machine gun light enough to be carried by hand. In commonwealth countries, SLR generally denotes a semi-automatic weapon (vs. a fully automatic weapon). Each time you pull the trigger, the rifle fires a round and then uses some of the recoil to automatically ...
by Kartman
16 Sep 2008 13:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 48253

Re: NRI Investment in India

up !

birathers... pls post all investment related discussions (both yen-aar-eye or otherwise) here, from now on
by Kartman
08 Aug 2008 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22514

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

it would be waste to use the DPSA jags for the mud mover role. as kartman says , in absence of specialized CAS a/c in IAF it would be the floggers and fishbeds which would do the CAS job. they would be the possible candidates for nag integration. Also, you have to keep in mind that IAF doesn't have...
by Kartman
08 Aug 2008 17:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22514

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

The Nag missile itself is ~42 kgs... with a launcher as well as the associated fire-control systems, this is way too heavy for a typical 2-man ATGM team. But if one were to repackage things along the lines of: Kartman-saar, Nag needs to be reworked, the current config wont do. Most man portable ATG...
by Kartman
08 Aug 2008 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 627526

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Rahul M wrote : Also, you have to keep in mind that IAF doesn't have the specialized CAS anti-tank birds like the A-10 or the su-25, it has to make do with mig-21s and mig-23s for that role. What about the Mig 27's which are now undergoing upgrades as well? In any case if the report below is anythi...
by Kartman
08 Aug 2008 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 627526

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Arun ji, Any reason as to why there isn't a man portable Nag? The Nag missile itself is ~42 kgs... with a launcher as well as the associated fire-control systems, this is way too heavy for a typical 2-man ATGM team. But if one were to repackage things along the lines of: - Nag missile => each missi...
by Kartman
08 Aug 2008 14:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 627526

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Comparing the Nag and the Akash configurations throws up an anomaly. Nag is still mounted on a BMP-2 based carrier while Akash needs to tested on a T-72 chasis. I find it a bit strange that an anti-tank missile carrier which will be travelling along with the tanks be made up of BMP while a medium r...
by Kartman
15 Jul 2008 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491368

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

could they be the OFB A-7's. Does anyone know their exact specifications. Is it a modified version or a rip off. No... as I said, they were different ! The OFB ones are visually-identifiable by their polymer furniture and magazine... also, IIRC, they are supposed to have the same chrome-plating of ...
by Kartman
15 Jul 2008 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 627526

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Nag_anti-tank_missile_back_in_reckoning/articleshow/3225233.cms Hope Nag doesnt meet Arjuns Fate :cry: The above article from ToI(let) says that some 443 missiles and 13 Namicas have been ordered :?: Having placed an order for 443 Nag missiles and 13 Namicas (Nag ...
by Kartman
15 Jul 2008 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491368

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Have ppl noticed that there are a large number pics of fixed-stock AKMs in IA/RR-service , esp. in J&K, these days ? Don't appear to be the OFB knock-off that seen with CRPF or various state polices... Is anyone aware of a new order for AKs from Eastern Europe or elsewhere ? The original ones im...
by Kartman
15 Jul 2008 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491368

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Phew... posting after a long time :)

The muzzle-brake on the AKs carried by the Marcos seem distinctively AK-74ish !
by Kartman
27 Feb 2008 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 335005

Wouldnt it be more efficient if they had containers instead, so they dont need to haul the whole truck? Better capacity, logistics, and load per wagon. What is preventing that? Cost? Birathers: most of the time, this Ro-Ro thing is meant to utilize the empty wagons when they're returning to the con...
by Kartman
21 Feb 2008 17:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

MINSAS
by Kartman
21 Feb 2008 13:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

Point well taken, sorry about the confusion :). No prob :) ... just that I'm not that up-to-date on the field for the last few years, so was more than a bit surprised that someone had actually managed to fix this problem :shock: By the way, I remember reading somewhere that the original INSAS carbi...
by Kartman
21 Feb 2008 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854351

Re: Kaveri status

The K9 engine (kaveri developemental serial 9) is consistently doing well. The issues with K9 are a bit more weight than the expected, a bit less after burner efficiency than expected. These are minor issues. No other potential issue are there for kaveri. K-10 is to be developed under foriegn colla...
by Kartman
20 Feb 2008 15:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

Plus, bullpups can be fired off only one (i.e. left) shoulder... Not true. The FAMAS is designed for ambidextrous use. So are Tavor and Steyr AUG that I know of. Do you mean one can change the cartridge ejection on-the-fly :eek: I'd be pretty danged impressed if someone actually made something like...
by Kartman
20 Feb 2008 03:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

Some random thoughts/guesses/speculashuns/objervashuns... MSCM and MINSAS are both carbines; they both take the same ammo. 5.56x30; but they are different guns fore sure or are they? To me it appears that both the MSMC and MINSAS use the same basic (possibly, blowback -, not gas-operated) block/rece...
by Kartman
20 Feb 2008 02:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

Plus, bullpups can be fired off only one (i.e. left) shoulder...
by Kartman
18 Feb 2008 16:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

IIRC, the MSMC's description (from a DRDO TechFocus issue) specifically mentioned that the 5.56X30 round is meant to counter body armour, which the 9X19 round of the Sterling cannot. Are sure about the 5.56X30 part? Checked the drdo file it only mentions 5.56 and does not specific whether it is x30...
by Kartman
18 Feb 2008 15:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

Btw, did anyone notice that of late, there are many pics of AKMs with IA/RR with a fixed (wooden) stock ? Any idea if these are new/top-up imports or existing ones that have somehow been mod'd ? I've seen been too many pics of these over the last few months for these to be one-off, exceptions... PS:...
by Kartman
18 Feb 2008 14:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101221

JC, per the OFB page, the 5.56x30 round is meant for CQB engagements. Would be interesting to see range and penetration estimates for these babies, given that the Zitara can also use them. Who would use them (MINSAS) more, IA or Rashtriya Rifles/CRPF types? Since the original INSAS carbine had trou...
by Kartman
12 Oct 2007 16:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 320
Views: 101044

With regard to the problems MBT arjun faced during the summer trials, isnt it strange that CVRDE does not have a test range or workshop in rajasthan? It would indeed serve the purpose of testing the combat vehicle well. Such a center will help is testing of not just tanks but also APCs and other ve...
by Kartman
05 Oct 2007 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 335005

Singha wrote:great scheme for catching the rail bandits....opens the ATM and out jumps
a ITBP jawan with a sterling.


You mean RPF, don't you ? After putting them on static guard duty and neta-protection, the last thing we want is ITBP jawans guarding trains :eek:
by Kartman
05 Oct 2007 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 335005

Goldenrock Workshops exports refurbished locos to Mozambique The GOC has carried out a number of modifications in the locomotives including fitting dual air brake systems, ABB turbo super charger for better fuel efficiency and ergonomically designed driver seat with backrest. :lol: IR locos don't h...
by Kartman
16 Sep 2007 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 69779

There's theory, and then there's practice... :roll: I second JCage... hats-off to Jagan-garu for his patient reponses :oops: First things first, but what is the aim of having women in combat roles ? Is it to: (a) make up for manpower (people-power :P) in the case of shortages ? (b) provide job oppor...
by Kartman
07 Sep 2007 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 161105

negi wrote:Vivek ji is that pic from the Dabolim airfield (INS Hansa),iirc the aircraft (forgot the name :shock:) in the picture resembles the one parked towards Hansa beach end.


Lockheed Super Constellation... really awe-inspiring as Vivek-ji says :)
by Kartman
07 Sep 2007 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 141
Views: 31504

Umm, stupid question... but why does India want to export ? * financial benefits (no-brainer) * political leverage or "goodwill" :twisted: * others (?) Some products/services would fall in one of the two above categories, and some in both. e.g. selling 500 Stallion trucks or a million 5.56...
by Kartman
07 Sep 2007 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 141
Views: 31504

Talking of "big ticket" products... add to the points raised above, the issues of - lack of scale - service & support infra, (ability to provide) - political weight - relevance to "available" markets * Let's say we get a huuuuge order (by our stds, that is) of ~30 ALH-Dhruvs,...
by Kartman
07 Sep 2007 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 141
Views: 31504

Lkawamoto wrote:seems indian defense exports are like this forum - without a clear mission.
:roll:

- indian defense products are developed by government run sweat shops
:roll: :roll:

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