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by alokgupt
12 Mar 2008 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276319



Kangress and Red terrorists hardly care about India's defence. They are too busy staying in power.
by alokgupt
08 Mar 2008 17:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_Russia_ink_MiG-29_upgrade_deal/articleshow/2846675.cms With the number of its fighter squadrons (each has 12 to 18 jets) dipping below 30 for the first time, IAF is obviously worried that it's nowhere near even its sanctioned strength of 39.5 squadrons. This ...
by alokgupt
08 Mar 2008 17:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 75250

Quoting from A L Basham's book 'The wonder that was India". In all her history of warfare Hindu India has few tales to tell of cities put to the sword or of massacres of non combatants. The ghastly sadism of Kings of Assyria, who flayed their captives alive is without parallel in ancient India...
by alokgupt
06 Mar 2008 08:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

The Pentagon's 2008 Report on China's Military is out:

http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/Ch ... ort_08.pdf
by alokgupt
04 Mar 2008 17:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120462837702610135.html?mod=googlenews_wsj China Plans to Increase Defense Spending by Almost 18% By GORDON FAIRCLOUGH and JASON LEOW March 4, 2008 6:14 a.m. BEIJING – China said it plans to boost defense spending by nearly 18% this year, using proceeds of the count...
by alokgupt
02 Mar 2008 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3161
Views: 443700

Indus Water Treaty divests India of Chenab when technically it is feasible to utilize that water India's immediate response would be to block the flow of the Chenab. Pakistan would be deprived of a major tributary for the Indus. Chenab is the most vulnerable among the western rivers given to Pakista...
by alokgupt
29 Feb 2008 17:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102640

Put the title into google and do a search. Then click on the cached version. You will get the text :!: You genius you. Doesn't work for Janes though... :cry: The article in Stratfor is written by likes of Ravi. Somehow the author thinks that India is building SLBM for Porkistan. India's primary ene...
by alokgupt
29 Feb 2008 08:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 163280

Ever wondered where does LTTE get its weapons: http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=7859 Intelligence reports claim that the LTTE had acquired arms from foreign arms dealers in Burma, Indonesia and Eriteria. They further state that the Tigers still have direct deal...
by alokgupt
29 Feb 2008 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

PRC will instead stage J-10 and Su 27/30 than dedicate so much tanker resources for J-8 or J-7. So we should instead carefully watch the growth of J-10 and Su 30 numbers in PLAAF inventory and associated air base upgrades in Tibet.
by alokgupt
28 Feb 2008 18:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102640

while we are at this subject, I want to make a prediction.... 2015 Nov 15th War breaks out between Indian & Pak over water resrouces. Pakis have learned from their lizard all weather friend the art of local border war, new generation of Indians are not taking the bait, they retialiate from land...
by alokgupt
25 Feb 2008 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Re: J-10 Size, Weight and Performance Estimates

I am aware of only three published sources that most, if not all of the internet estimates projecting the size and weight of the J-10 can be traced back to: - Jane's All the World's Aircraft - An article in Combat Aircraft published in Nov 2006 - An article in Air Forces Monthly published in Feb 20...
by alokgupt
25 Feb 2008 01:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://www.domain-b.com/defence/air_space/iaf/20080223_satellite.html Talking about force depletion, ACM Major said: ''We want to be a 45 combat-squadron force by the end of the 12th Plan [2017]. We are presently supposed to be thirty-nine-and-a-half squadrons. But we are slightly less now, because ...
by alokgupt
22 Feb 2008 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Another verification of the size of PRC Flanker fleet http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/chinas-shifting-import-needs-forcing-russians-to-adapt/?no_cache=1&cHash=a552794a5e Given that the number of Sukhois in service with the PLA is about 270 , the main work for the Russians ...
by alokgupt
20 Feb 2008 03:16
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 62550

Why does Teesta support bail petitions for terrorists held for train burning at Godhra? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/CJI_fumes_over_Teestas_article_targeting_SC/articleshow/2796616.cms NEW DELHI: Teesta Setalvad, who has been a crusader for Gujarat riot cases, on Monday drew sharp critic...
by alokgupt
15 Feb 2008 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Real reason for India's Nuclear Test of 1998 http://www.sinodefence.com/strategic/nuclear/history.asp From September 1992 to July 1996, China conducted a series of eight underground nuclear tests as part of its effort to develop smaller nuclear warheads to be carried by its new-generation solid-pro...
by alokgupt
15 Feb 2008 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-PLA-AFBs.html The PLA has the most extensive and well developed basing infrastructure in Asia, and it competes in numbers with the former Soviet and US basing infrastructures. While many bases are legacy sites from the Cold War, a significant proportion of these have b...
by alokgupt
15 Feb 2008 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

BTW, I am currently writing a decent sized report of all my analysis along with all the graphs and aircraft range circles on maps and stuff for the Chinese Airpower In Tibet Analysis. Is there any way to put up that PDF report somewhere on BRF? I mean, is there someplace where I can upload that rep...
by alokgupt
14 Feb 2008 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://www.security-risks.com/china_def.asp?rno=9 Air Power In The Neighbourhood : PLAAF By Group Captain (Retired) T P Srivastava Introduction The Chinese Air Force is the largest air power segment in our neighbourhood. In terms of the number of aircraft, Chinese Air Force( Peoples Liberation Army ...
by alokgupt
14 Feb 2008 04:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

http://iis-db.stanford.edu/pubs/12078/phadke.pdf China has recently completed the construction of a 12,400-foot long runway near Mandalay in Myanmar and is re p o rtedly upgrading the airfield at Pegu on the southern coast of My a n m a r. Myanmar does not possess aircraft that need these long runwa...
by alokgupt
14 Feb 2008 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

The Chinese have a high performance aircraft in the J-10 by any consideration. It is a very good compliment to the Sukhoi fleet. At the moment we have little to worry, but as this aircraft replaces others in the PLAAF, we will start to feel the pinch IMHO. The LCA needs to start rolling off the pro...
by alokgupt
14 Feb 2008 02:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

CHINESE AIRPOWER IN TIBET: PART-4 ( J-10 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ) So J-10 indeed can go 800 km with 3500 kg load even from airfield located at 12000 feet. For air fields under 10000 feet it can take off with about 4500 kg and go 800 km. Alternatively it can take off from the airfields located in Yuna...
by alokgupt
12 Feb 2008 03:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

However, what I am thinking is that given the range of these aircrafts (especially the Flanker; Not sure about the J-10 right now) and their endurance, why would the PLAAF consider basing them at these high-altitude airbases at all? they can easily be based lower down in airbases further north or t...
by alokgupt
12 Feb 2008 02:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

True. But what I am aiming for here is to shed all possible light on the Chinese air power limitations in Tibet specifically since what th analysis is going to show is that despite all claims of chinese having thousands of aircraft and so on, a very small percentage of that number (the modern types...
by alokgupt
12 Feb 2008 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Further, the J-8II is also unable to perform CAS sorties from higher altitude airbases and is relegated only to the light interceptor role (low range and endurance). The above analysis was done assuming no in-flight refueling takes place. If this refueling were to take place, the J-8II’s limitati...
by alokgupt
12 Feb 2008 01:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Further, the J-8II is also unable to perform CAS sorties from higher altitude airbases and is relegated only to the light interceptor role (low range and endurance). The above analysis was done assuming no in-flight refueling takes place. If this refueling were to take place, the J-8II’s limitati...
by alokgupt
11 Feb 2008 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

seems to me that given the operational limitations, the PLAAF will primarily focus on air defense over tibet since the IAF enjoys a clear advantage in the air. PLA would have advantage of attacking in numbers from a secure and easier supply chain (which IAF will be trying to disrupt) compared to IA...
by alokgupt
11 Feb 2008 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

The range factor combined with altitude differences show that the Yunnan province is in fact ideally suited for launching aircrafts with maximum range options and decent weapons load. theoretically speaking, there is good reason from a technical POV for the Chinese to be thinking about overflying M...
by alokgupt
11 Feb 2008 04:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

J-8II is more likely to be deployed in fighter / interceptor role and not in CAS/ Attack role. It only needs to take off with air to air missiles which seems like your analysis shows it can very well do even from high altitude air fields in Tibet. But you have to see it as part of a system. For exa...
by alokgupt
11 Feb 2008 03:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Just an interesting conclusion for the J-8II: it turns out that the airbase penalty for this aircraft is at a minimum for variation in airbase altitude and only shows significant variation in airbase runway length. Something tells me that this aircraft was designed with operations in Tibet very muc...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

so my reasoning is that the IAF aircrafts, although affected by the altitude issue like the PLAAF (depending on various aircraft types), will be able to deliver much larger loads for a given range simply because they were able to take off with those loads in the first place, while the PLAAF birds w...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Hence, while the HI-LO-HI range is slightly higher than the LO-LO-LO range in the himalayas, both are still less than their sea-level counterparts. it comes down to what issue is dominating the most in a given situation. That is, is your engine producing less thrust to affect the range more than th...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

negi wrote:as to what sort of degradation in thrust are we talking about in case of LCA and say J-10 operating from an airstrip at about 15-20 kfeet.


The calculations published by vivek are for Q-5. It is not related to LCA vs J-10.
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

True, but see the flight profile: LO-LO-LO. this at sea level is different that a similar flight in the Mountains because it is a relative term regarding the altitude above the local ground. In the Himalayas, even the LO-LO-LO mission is actually at high altitudes, and hence my model calculates the...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 11:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Okay. Let me understand what you are saying for your third scenario: sea level comparison for same range, but payload variations, right? Correct. It just cannot make the sea level range of 400 Km on internal fuel alone (hence two small drop tanks) This is the part I don't understand. The altitude o...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Comparision of known specs for J-10 and Tejas: Tejas J-10 Empty 5500 8300 Length 13.2 15.5 Height 4.4 4.78 Span 8.2 9.7 Area 38.4 50 Dry 5600 8116 AB 8636 12525 T/EW 1.02 0.98 T/MW 0.45 0.45 Fuel/EW 0.45 0.54 Fuel/MW 0.20 0.25 Load/EW 0.73 0.78 Max Fuel 2468 4500 Max Load 4000 6500 Normal 8500 10500...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Can you explain how are you plotting range of aircraft by altitude of the airfield? Are there any minimum payload requirements in your calculations? The reason I ask that is because I see that Q-5 payload is cut in half while its range is cut three times in your graph above. I would expect that it ...
by alokgupt
10 Feb 2008 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

[quote="alokgupt]Lhasa Gonggar air field is at 13100 feet altitude and has runway length of 4000 m. Based on your graphs I see that Q-5 can take off with load of 1000kg and have a range of 300km - 400 km.[/quote] Well I didn't read the graphs correctly last time. PART-1/CASE-1: The graph just s...
by alokgupt
09 Feb 2008 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025917

Guys, I have started out with range and load envelopes for the A-5 here: CHINESE AIRPOWER IN TIBET: PART-1 A-5/Q-5 FANTAN FLIGHT PERFORMANCE IN THE HIMALAYAS CASE-1: PERFORMANCE FOR OPTIMUM BATTLEFIELD INTERDICTION IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH. (MAX LOAD-OUT IN WEAPONS AND MINIMUM RANGE REQUIREMENT LIMIT O...
by alokgupt
09 Feb 2008 06:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 62550

Al Qaeda has arrived in India url NEW DELHI/PANAJI: Latest intelligence inputs warning of Bali-type terror bombings in Goa have prompted an alert in the popular tourist destination, chief minister Digamber Kamat disclosed in Panaji on Thursday. The alert follows the confession by a suspected terrori...
by alokgupt
09 Feb 2008 03:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90866

Sanku wrote:
alokgupt wrote:Do me a favor...read the India Today article fully. No they didn't just came and ran out. They also build roads on Indian side.


So they came in built roads on our side and ran back? Did we say thank you?


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