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by ajay_ijn
31 Jan 2012 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 17326

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

After more than half a decade, finally a decision has been made. I am bit concerned by the high cost of European weapons, especially those standoff PGMs and cruise missiles. Do we see Rafale getting MKIized with Indian/Israeli components, developed phase by phase or would that delay the deliveries. ...
by ajay_ijn
08 Oct 2009 23:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 326578

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

That's right. The RBI actively intervenes to purchase dollars off the market to keep the Rupee from appreciating too fast, as a consequence of rapid external capital inflows. One of the consequences of this is rapidly growing forex reserves. Please read about the market stabilisation scheme from th...
by ajay_ijn
30 Sep 2009 23:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 326578

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

It would work in the sense of the system not collapsing, but it would not work as well as a system with banks, since the money spent on consumption could not simultaneously be the principal of any loans. When money is in a bank it can be spent even while it has been lent out , since the "spend...
by ajay_ijn
30 Sep 2009 14:40
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 326578

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

I have a had this silly doubt regarding savings all the time. Shouldn't all the money in the system be actually saved in Banks? even if we spend, that money actually goes into company savings or to pay to employees or to pay for raw materials which inturn goes into bank accounts. Then how can one d...
by ajay_ijn
29 Sep 2009 23:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 326578

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

A glut of personal savings would result in a fall in interest rates as the supply of loans would have increased. But low interest rates represent a lowered cost of money. Lower cost means higher larger quantity demanded, which manifests as stimulated borrowing, either by people making big ticket pu...
by ajay_ijn
19 Mar 2009 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Corrosion issue grounds one-third of Russian air force MiG-29 fleet A third of the Russian air force's RSK MiG-29 fighters have been rendered non-flightworthy, due to corrosion found during ongoing safety inspections. Russia's defence ministry says 190 aircraft from its air force inventory of 291 M...
by ajay_ijn
19 Mar 2009 17:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 326578

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Inflation falls to 0.44%, lowest on record Wholesale prices rose 0.44 percent in the week to March 7 from a year earlier after gaining 2.43 percent the previous week, the commerce ministry said in New Delhi. That’s the lowest inflation rate on record, according to data available since 1990 on Bloom...
by ajay_ijn
19 Mar 2009 07:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 24945

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Israeli RISAT ? Gurus, please enlighten. ISRO gearing up to put Israeli satellite in orbit CHENNAI: A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is getting ready to put in orbit Israeli satellite RISAT in the first week of April. The launch campaign is ga...
by ajay_ijn
19 Mar 2009 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Ajay here is an article from BR about the role of trainers in any air force and specifically the IAF. There are NO copyright issues and I am posting in full It was written shortly before the Hawk was inducted. You can figure out why high performance aircraft are not/should not be used for training ...
by ajay_ijn
18 Mar 2009 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 154615

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Singha wrote:new fleet of 28 Marine1 EH101_MKI helis to cost $400 mil each :eek:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/us/po ... ml?_r=1&hp

But IAF selected same helicopter, 600 million for 12 of them.
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 22:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259577

Re: LCA news and discussion

fighter radar hai israeli, engine americani, wing me laal missile hai rusi[r-73] par apna TEJAS LSP HINDUSTANI Tejas is Hindustani. what matters is who is nodal agency, main contractor, who is assembling, who is building airframe. Amercani, israeli, Russi are all subcontractors. you can change the ...
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

On second thought, an LCA based trainer may be too expensive compared to the established brands in the market. All those trainer for which RFP was sent are selling at 16-22 mil a piece. With LCA costs nudging up to 30-35 mil, amortizing the additional development cost in transforming and making it ...
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 15:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22373

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The satellite needs a land segment before you can make the system fully operational. So what the satellites do is detect an infra red signature of a missile lift off. The satellite will take a year to collect all the IR images of the earth and differentiate between natural stuff like volcano erupti...
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 15:52
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275810

Re: Aero India 2009

2. The APG-79 will be given the full version. Raytheon is not going to downgrade anything... the same goes for the Sensors also. However, full or even moderately large levels of ToT is a no-no ... there is no way that they can give the source codes. I spoke to a guy at the DoD stall, and he also sa...
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 14:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22373

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Next: Surveillance radars in space INTERVIEW/DR V.K. SARASWAT, CHIEF CONTROLLER (MISSILE SYSTEMS), DRDO The ballistic missile interceptor is Saraswat's latest baby. As DRDO's programme director, he had spearheaded the concept of theatre defence systems and the integration of national air defence el...
by ajay_ijn
17 Mar 2009 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 24945

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Aliens in space? ISRO discovers three new species of UV resistant bacteria in upper atmosphere Pune: In a major scientific breakthrough Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) claims to have found three unknown species of bacteria about 40 kilometres above the earth's surface. An ISRO research ba...
by ajay_ijn
16 Mar 2009 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I think Russia has began process of merging Mig into UAC but large debt is a real worry for them. Still Russia has enough reserves to solve the problems. http://www.kommersant.com/p1011717/MiG_liabilities/ MiG was incorporated in March of 2008, and 100 percent of its stocks will be transferred to UA...
by ajay_ijn
14 Mar 2009 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 774315

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

MKIs nickname should be flanker. pronoucing S U 30 takes more time, simply calling flanker is kool.
by ajay_ijn
14 Mar 2009 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India's Mig-29s are safe while India was crying and struggling with operating Mig-29s after soviet collapse, i used to wonder how Russians managed giganic fleet with tiny little budgets and bad state of defence industry. Even today the budget doesn't seem to be enough to for such a massive fleets w...
by ajay_ijn
14 Mar 2009 09:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation


as if algeria returning Mig-29 wasn't enough, Russian state of Mig-29 fleet. forget about Mig-35, we are already aquiring new Mig-29Ks and upgrading IAF Mig-29s. what abt them?
by ajay_ijn
13 Mar 2009 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 154615

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Russian air force withdraws 90 faulty MiGs: Report MOSCOW: Ninety of Russia's MiG-29 fighter jets have been rejected by military inspectors during checks after a crash last December, an air force spokesman said on Friday, quoted by Interfax. "So far from the overall fleet of MiG-29s, about 200...
by ajay_ijn
13 Mar 2009 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 14721

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

btw,is their any anti-RPG system being also developed for both Arjun and t90 tanks? besides homing missiles this is also very crucial ,wrto the subcontinent. just few posts above, Igorr posted about LEDS-150 active defence system for T-90s. It has Mongoose-1 interceptor. For arjun, we can blindly a...
by ajay_ijn
13 Mar 2009 07:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22373

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Austin, there is a trade off between solid fueled ramjet and all solid rocket propulsion systems. while the former has a disadvantage in terms of weight and range for the similar sized rocket propulsion system.and cost itself is another issue. If people are OK with these tradeoffs then ramjets can ...
by ajay_ijn
12 Mar 2009 17:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405060

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread.

The problem with license production is that there is always some small part which is still imported. So the OEM will still have you by the cajones. It's best to avoid anything with U.S. components. I do think it should be possible to built everything from scratch wihout importing anything atleast i...
by ajay_ijn
12 Mar 2009 10:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405060

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread.

was just reading wiki, It says 70% of BAe M777 gun parts are built in US by United Defence, which is part of BAe. The same company bought bofors in past. If we dont license produce the gun then risk of sanctions are high.
by ajay_ijn
12 Mar 2009 09:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405060

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread.

atleast this ultra-light artillery aquisition process should not be dealayed. There is no bofors in here. Its only Singapore Vs BAe. BAe is obviously the better contendor as their gun is already inservice with many western armies.
by ajay_ijn
11 Mar 2009 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

We'd never have got the GPs without unkil's support and authorization... so dont underestimate their role in our program. DRDO ppl also had training programs (sort of) and talks by US BMD scientists.... our own program has gone ahead with no small amount of approval from US... not that we asked, bu...
by ajay_ijn
11 Mar 2009 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 24945

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Madhavan Nair: Well, I think the first step is we should develop the capability to have the human going in the earth orbit. So now we have cast a project report, which envisages the development of a capsule that can carry two to three passengers on board the Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). W...
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 14721

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

for what purpose the army is rejecting Arjun as a major component of its armoured division when it is clear that it will easily protect itself and simultaneously thrash pakistani boxes ?

really? do you have figures for Arjuns and paki tanks armor protection and round penetration?
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 20:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 914568

Re: China Military Watch

Dmurphy wrote:Russia blocks China’s copycat efforts

It would be advantage India if russia blocks sales of their most advanced technology weapons to China.
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I am asking RANGE not the ceiling it can reach and intercept upto........ I estimate the range could be more than 150km itself for PAD-I. gurus can shed light here. I am telling you the RANGE in which it can hit the enemy missile with accuracy total may be 10-15% more. Not double. JMT Is there any ...
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

very, very impressive video. Now, next is to secure ourselves against the raa(n)ds and barbers... Added: Is there any particualr reason that we are not trying the AAD/PAD against a actual IRBM like the Agni-I/II? may be its due to the limited numbers. but then how are we going to test it. Agni shou...
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Sounds like yindoos are looking for the bull eye itself.Phase-II might incorporate technologies needed for boost phase interception IMHO. BTW......wot is the range of PAD and AAD themself? Jaldip yaar the PAD is exo atmospheric intercept missile which first hit the incoming missile at 48km (2006) A...
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

vavinash wrote:When was PAC-III proven? It is a worthless missile made in last minute since the combat proven PAC-II failed miserably against the 1960's scud missiles of Iraq. Israel refused to go for PAC-III and fields arrow-I and II.

Israel Seeks PAC-3 Upgrade for Three Patriot Systems
by ajay_ijn
10 Mar 2009 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 338111

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

He, however, acknowledged the BMD system had received some help from countries like Israel (LRTRs), France ( and Russia (seekers).. So to put the help received ( TOT /Co-development ) from these three countries Israel : LRTR/MFCR AESA ( Green Pine Derivative / Advanced version of GP ) Master-A: Mul...
by ajay_ijn
09 Mar 2009 08:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 693
Views: 126719

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Vellore research centre makes stem cell breakthrough VELLORE: It's a breakthrough that may have the country's medical and scientific community sitting up and taking notice. The Centre for Stem Cell Research at Christian Medical College has succeeded in reprogramming cells drawn from adult mice and ...
by ajay_ijn
08 Mar 2009 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

would DRDO be able detect bugs and do something abt it. Given that most of our detection equipment would be Amrikan(meaning it doesnt detect Amrikan bugs) or pretty old Russian stuff(meaning not updated to take on latest Amrikan bugs), highly doubtful that we would be able to unearth anything. Woul...
by ajay_ijn
08 Mar 2009 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

sum wrote:

Cant imagine the amount of bugs which will be fitted in the plane.

The Chinese had unearthed a mountain full of them and had cried foul when taking delivery of their "air-force one"...

would DRDO be able detect bugs and do something abt it.
by ajay_ijn
08 Mar 2009 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19410

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I feel that it must be possible to join the group, and participte in the development. But India will have to dingle a 200+ order. Also India could help to push the costs down. The thing is India doesn't want FFGA to another MMRCA competition. India would want more participation in terms of developm...
by ajay_ijn
07 Mar 2009 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 484663

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

i dunt understand, how can we send the radar and other sensitive equipment to brazil. Did Israel everything to Russia or whichever country producing IL-76 for integration?

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