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by asbchakri
19 Oct 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3081
Views: 761122

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sorry, was just curious, but you are right.
by asbchakri
18 Oct 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3081
Views: 761122

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

yeah thats what i thought. So what surface combatants are berthed there.
by asbchakri
18 Oct 2020 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3081
Views: 761122

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

So small question, the below link says Karwara naval base. Is that a Sub I see there. I did not know subs are based there.

https://www.google.com/maps/@14.7683083 ... !1e3?hl=en
by asbchakri
11 Oct 2020 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214179

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip wrote:Well,lucky US that can junk such systems so easily! We're manfully keeping our legacy MIG-21s flying after 50+ years! And when the Bisons finally retire,they'll cross 60.


Well the official retirement age in India is 60 right :D
by asbchakri
11 Oct 2020 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083579

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I only wish the we had the same success in the Engine technology development. Do we have any private players entering or already working in regards to that.
by asbchakri
10 Oct 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 739051

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I read here that HAL already started on LCH production in anticipation of the order confirmation (or am I mistaken). Why not do the same for the LCA (83) too. Because there is no LCAMk1A yet. Hopefully the prototype flies and is certified in about 2 years or so. HAL needs to buckle up and make that...
by asbchakri
05 Oct 2020 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 739051

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I read here that HAL already started on LCH production in anticipation of the order confirmation (or am I mistaken). Why not do the same for the LCA (83) too.
by asbchakri
05 Oct 2020 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31032

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

So do we know where we are with Helina. How close are we to integrate it to a Helicopter for testing. The below article does not exactly tell about it.

https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/dhruvastra-drdo-test-fires-made-in-india-anti-tank-guided-nag-missile/2031568/
by asbchakri
05 Oct 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214179

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I do not think there is a need, and I do not think the MoD will, to go for F-21 with orders placed for LCA. As for F-35, for now, we do not have the $$. As for MMRCA, I do not think there is a need for it anymore, maybe another follow on order of Raflale and be done with it. Focus more on LCA and it...
by asbchakri
02 Oct 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019222

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kakarat wrote:
asbchakri wrote:
Sorry if you are asking me, I have no Idea :)


Nobody has, these things are kept secret

Even if any of us knew Nirbhays production numbers or any other missile, we wont be discussing it online


make sense. Thank you.
by asbchakri
02 Oct 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019222

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kakarat wrote:
asbchakri wrote:So if we go for mass production of Nirbhay, who would be doing it and what could be the production rate per year, an estimate based on other missiles production rate.


What is the production rate of tomahawk & kalibr missiles?


Sorry if you are asking me, I have no Idea :)
by asbchakri
02 Oct 2020 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 356038

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

just a curious question, can the P-8i carry (if allowed by US) BrahMos A and if so how many. I apologies if that's a wrong question.
by asbchakri
02 Oct 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019222

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So if we go for mass production of Nirbhay, who would be doing it and what could be the production rate per year, an estimate based on other missiles production rate.
by asbchakri
15 Sep 2020 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I guess there is no point in discussing on things that we cannot change. The deal has gone through, we have the Rafale in our inventory. The IAF chose it and they have their reasons that we do not fully know, at least not me. They are the people who have to fly them to defend the country and they ar...
by asbchakri
15 Sep 2020 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This is what I found. Someone better informed can provide more clarity. ​Deal for 83 Tejas fighters passes bureaucratic hurdle https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/deal-for-83-tejas-fighters-passes-bureaucratic-hurdle/137396.article 19 March 2020 The procurement cost of $5.3 billion covers 73 si...
by asbchakri
15 Sep 2020 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

See this chart below Mort-ji. Another 36 will come to $3.8 billion + $1.2 billion. So $5 billion sub-total for planes and weapons. A good chunk of the ISE is software updates, but there is hardware as well. For argument's sake, add half the cost of the ISE and you get a grand total of $6 billion fo...
by asbchakri
15 Sep 2020 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

yeah another 2 squadrons are always on the cards and I really hope its not going to be a new type of aircraft.
by asbchakri
14 Sep 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Both will come - Tejas and additional MMRCA aircraft. But the latter will not be in the triple digits (114), because there is no money and the GOI knows it. The IAF needs aircraft and waiting for unobtanium (MMRCA) is not going to work. So the 83 Tejas Mk1A will be signed. The IAF will only be shoo...
by asbchakri
14 Sep 2020 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Actually - you're trying to do what the Americans describe as "having your cake and eating it too".. Whats wrong with that :) So correct me if i'm wrong, isn't Tejas supposed to replace Mig21's and MRCA is to fill up the numbers and Rafael is a result of the now defunct MRCA. Wether buyin...
by asbchakri
13 Sep 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

of course not, I'm mostly talking in the long term. I really wish India pushes with homegrown products even with their shortcomings, that is the ideal way. It's not just the govt. the IAF and IA should also support them like the IN does today, which for whatever reason they are not fully behind it. ...
by asbchakri
13 Sep 2020 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I would very much love to see more than 200 LCA in the IAF inventory. But looking at the current situation, if the govt. does not have funds for both, I would rather have another 36 Rafale (or maybe 50). If the government can afford both i'm more than happy. I'm not saying to completely scrap the o...
by asbchakri
13 Sep 2020 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I would very much love to see more than 200 LCA in the IAF inventory. But looking at the current situation, if the govt. does not have funds for both, I would rather have another 36 Rafale (or maybe 50). If the government can afford both i'm more than happy. I'm not saying to completely scrap the or...
by asbchakri
13 Sep 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689631

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

So when do the next batch start coming
by asbchakri
04 Jun 2019 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The latest approach are for 3 south CMs to get together and fan south vs north division. Naidu will join this. The public sector debt of each is very high. I think combined will be even more astronomical. TN has 4.5 lakh crores debt, AP has 2.25 lakh crores. (Equals 6.25 Lakh Crores i.e. ~$94B)* I ...
by asbchakri
30 May 2019 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I pray to all laards to keep Pappu at the helm of opposition for a long time. He is the star campaigner for NDA not Modi or AS. :D saar opposition saying RaGa will fall into BJP trap if he resigns, thought it was the other way round Well if he resigns and props up someone, people will say he put a ...
by asbchakri
29 May 2019 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Ash Rockzz posted this on Twitter: Rae Bareli 2009 INC 481490 72.23% BSP 109325 16.4% BJP 25444 3.82% 2014 INC 526434 63.8% BJP 173721 21.05% BSP 63633 7.71% 2019 INC 534918 55.8% BJP 367740 38.36% Getting closer to dethroning the queen mother :twisted: BJP Should put a strong candidate next time a...
by asbchakri
28 May 2019 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232525

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

What will he achieve by separating from the country. Doesn't he remember what we were before when we were all some small kingdoms fighting with each other. We were invaded by everyone who think they could. See what we have achieved as one nation in the last 70+ years post independence.
by asbchakri
28 May 2019 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232525

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

All : Its clear that both Andhra & TN have this massive anti-Modi (rather hatred of Modi) undercurrent.. In Andhra, it was a manufactured sentiment of BJP betraying Andhra people over special status, rather than a north-south issue. BJP's vote share is 0.9% in the LS polls, half of that of NOTA...
by asbchakri
28 May 2019 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Rahul M wrote:Shivraj Singh Chouhan ??????


Sorry corrected
by asbchakri
28 May 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Ashok chavan, Antony and Sachin Pilots names are doing the rounds. The old gang want Antony. I do not think it will be like the time of Sitaram Kesari. This time the Gandhi clan will be part of all the main decision making team. Even though someone has the title, they all know who will call the shot...
by asbchakri
27 May 2019 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/rahul-gandhi-takes-back-offer-to-resign/articleshow/69506879.cms The sources added that responsibility will be fixed for the party's debacle in the general elections and actions will unfold in the next 10 days. Gandhi had offered to step...
by asbchakri
26 May 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

So what is the status of rivers inter linking project started by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. Thee is not much news on this. Is this project still on or is it shelved.
by asbchakri
26 May 2019 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 116065

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Kerala coast on high alert after 15 ISIS terrorists allegedly set off from Sri Lanka towards Lakshadweep

https://zeenews.india.com/india/kerala- ... 06523.html.
by asbchakri
26 May 2019 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

souravB wrote:^^ I am seeing a scenario where MB comes back to NDA in 2024. But in any case 2021 in Bengal is going to be bloody.


I do not see her joining NDA after what happened in this elections. Also BJP can come to power in Bengal alone and finish her off completely like the Commies.
by asbchakri
25 May 2019 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I don't need the chair, the chair needs me - Mamata Banerjee :roll:
by asbchakri
25 May 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Well he could resign and appoint someone outside of the Gandhi family as party president just like Mounmohan was made Prime Minister of india, and still control the party.
by asbchakri
25 May 2019 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I'm interested to see what role himanta biswa sarma gets in the new government. Will he be still be in charge of NE or will he get a more National role.
by asbchakri
25 May 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187968

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

hanumadu wrote:RG resignation not accepted. I was hoping they would accept it and judges may finally be brave enough to deliver some justice in corruption cases.

No we need him as much as we need Dilbu ji so that we see this day again in 2024. :mrgreen:

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