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by Div
30 Jul 2011 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 258165

Re: The Red Menace

A long but interesting interview from the mid-80s with Yuri Bezemenov, an ex-KGB agent who was deployed in India. Some parts of the interview focus on India, the rest is about propaganda tactics in general.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtVyM7LORvY
by Div
18 Nov 2010 07:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 366561

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

I do not know what the (real) IAF requirements are. At the end of the day, this ends up being the key point. This puts a wrinkle in the 99 pages of monday morning quarterbacking, but its worth a ponder. Are the all the decision makers corrupt baffons, or is there a rational process that determined ...
by Div
16 Nov 2010 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 797559

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

SaiK wrote:so, where is the jilebi news and pics about rambha firing the brahmos? royfc says so.

Now this would be juicy.
by Div
10 Jan 2010 23:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 19799

Re: RIP B Harry

As mentioned numerous times in this thread, this is shocking.

RIP.
by Div
09 Oct 2009 07:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 853463

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The scary part is that the military leadeship also sends out mixed signals understandably to keep public from paniciking. But the state of affairs especially for the IAF is so dire that the Air Chief(s) should be continuously warning about depleting fleet strength. It took two decades to decide on ...
by Div
01 Jul 2009 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2784
Views: 417673

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

India’s ‘boycott’ costs Denel Mpumelelo Mkhabela Published:Jun 20, 2009 Arms parastatal says relations frosty since questions arose over procedure during contract procurement South Africa’s state-owned arms manufacturer, Denel, has lost R2-billion in revenue after it was “blacklisted” from selling ...
by Div
18 Jun 2009 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 388
Views: 23842

Re: Indian Military Aviation

No such thing as "Economies of scale" when it comes to the Indian armed forces. If we don't make it ourselves, we need a diversified supplier base to be safe. The only economies of scale we enjoy will come from indigenous production. Today's Indian Armed Forces cannot afford economies of ...
by Div
16 Jun 2009 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 388
Views: 23842

Re: Indian Military Aviation

sum wrote:Absolute circus our IAF is turning into...

Guess we now now have most countries planes represented in our fleet..maybe a few KJ-2000s and JF-17s will fill the remaining void!!!

No such thing as "Economies of scale" when it comes to the Indian armed forces.
by Div
07 Jun 2009 21:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 423797

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

now that we are 'friends' with america again , can't the Nalanda 155mm shell plant be revived using the old vendor. I know its a decade lost doing nothing but arriving back at same point, but we are like this onree :roll: meantime we continue to pay high prices for imported shells esp of the "...
by Div
02 Jun 2009 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532214

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

The A-330 would make a lot of sense considering they are to be used for IAF's refueling tankers. Especially when it comes to maintenance facilities being utilized for both the AWACS and Tankers, a big win. Are three any A-330 based AWACs operating today? If not, it may be expensive (time and $) to ...
by Div
23 May 2009 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786575

Re: Small Arms Thread

SAW - shares ammo with assault rifles - carry more rounds per unit weight means more ammo - shorter effective range compared to GPMG - less stopping power compared to GPMG - changeable barrel (but not done as much in practice?) Bipod-Mounted GPMG - rifle caliber ammo can't be shared - fewer rounds ...
by Div
14 May 2009 08:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 322311

Re: Indian Naval Discussion


Those links just go to a search page.
by Div
21 Apr 2009 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 222671

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

dorai wrote:What a joke this competiton is and all the corrupt journalists and unnamed sources in the mod.

The joke's on the Indian taxpayer.
by Div
15 Mar 2009 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 21182

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Our Mig-29 have been flying , no large scale grounding has taken place due to structural defects , none has so far fallen from sky due to structural defects. The problem with Russian Mig-29 may have been due to lack of proper maintenance over the period of years , leading to corrosion and structura...
by Div
15 Mar 2009 07:22
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 281646

Re: Aero India 2009

http://lh5.ggpht.com/TolipM/Rxyu01eNqxI/AAAAAAAAAzs/vrDl_6sh3Uc/s800/tiger.jpg I count 16 tubes there. with two such pods (32 tubes) + main cannon + 4 ATGMs / AAM on outer pylons would form a powerful package although the 24 rockets + 4 ATGM + gun on Dhruv isnt half bad either! ^^^ That imo is a pr...
by Div
28 Feb 2009 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 724398

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^^ Unless I am mistaken, that article is written by a BR member.
by Div
23 Feb 2009 03:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 143129

Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Hillary Clinton ‘panders’ to China as dissidents are silenced
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 780481.ece
by Div
23 Feb 2009 03:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 419945

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

$8bn 'missing' from Allen Stanford's offshore bank
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/b ... 780591.ece

Allen Stanford: the Antigua Triangle
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/b ... 780606.ece
by Div
19 Feb 2009 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 662883

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

IMO the VIP protection duties of the SRG should be removed from the "NSG" umbrella and transferred to a distinct protection group that can no longer be confused/muddled together with the CT arm. No politician should be getting SAG protection...that's like the FBI's HRT protecting the US Pr...
by Div
18 Feb 2009 10:00
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 281646

Re: Aero India 2009

Did people suddently swing pro-Eurofighter just because Rafale didn't come to the show ? Look back a few weeks how people talked about Eurofighter... it wasn't pretty. The MRCA discussions have been going on for a few years on BR and a lot of planes have attained and lost preferred status. From my ...
by Div
17 Feb 2009 03:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 334222

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Do you believe that lie? Just because an insignificant country can hide its shit under overt denial does not mean that it is true. If swiss, german and french banks could not escape losses, why will canadian banks escape them? Remember that as long as you do not accept losses via accounting, there ...
by Div
11 Feb 2009 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 21182

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Bad news and good news in Ajai Shukla's blog about LCH . extra weight and delays in manufacturing the tooling on which the LCH will be fabricated --- have pushed back the first flight by up to a year. The private sector company that has designed the LCH’s fuselage, Plexion Technologies, is working ...
by Div
09 Feb 2009 05:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394084

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Robin Bawa - one of the very few National (ice) Hockey League players of Indian descent.
by Div
07 Feb 2009 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 156612

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Nearly 200 Russian Air Force MiG-29 Fighters May Be Written Off ((As of December 2008, the Russian air force had 291 MiG-29, according to Aleksandr Novikov, general director of the Moscow Chernyshev Machine Building Enterprise. They are flown by five regiments and three training centers, as well as...
by Div
02 Feb 2009 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 17023

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

On why India needs to diversify its military technology partners South Africa : IA and IAF requirements. Denel though black listed has very significant expertise in a broad range of military hardware from artillery guns to SAMs,special equipment,specialised propellants. South Korea : IN requirement...
by Div
29 Jan 2009 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786575

Re: Small Arms Thread

Interesting discussion on long range sniper weapons...reminds me of this story from a few years ago: Serious Body Counts Canuck snipers supposedly had the highest number of confirmed kills in the Shah-i-Kot Valley fight. A source in Kandahar working with the Canadian sniper teams estimates "wel...
by Div
29 Jan 2009 07:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 17023

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

South Africa’s Denel Forced Into Strategic Shift Back in July 2005, DID informed its readers that India’s sanctions against Denel and possible disqualification from a $2 billion artillery contract could have a major effect on the South African defense firm as a whole That is an interesting article ...
by Div
21 Jan 2009 07:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 178328

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

As far as the Arjun is concerned, part of its failure is due to the Army and other probably due to vested interest in foreign purchase. The Army has kept shifting goal post over the years. They keep adding more to the requirement once something new comes up in the international market asking the DR...
by Div
20 Jan 2009 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 238293

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Can someone please tell me what are these bombs Israel has been using frequently during the recent Gaza invasion.?? They will burst and scatter over a wide area. The scences of this kind of bombs exploding were all over the news . http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq225/kidoman1/1-14-2009_64985_l....
by Div
17 Jan 2009 09:48
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 818
Views: 64901

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai II

narayanan wrote:
Uddaiya went missing on Sunday morning and returned to Mumbai on Wednesday around 1.30 am.


Oh,yeah .
From America. In an SR-71, no doubt.
:rotfl: :rotfl:

Someone else who's read "The Devil's Alternative"?

;)
by Div
15 Jan 2009 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 21337

Re: Indian Military Aviation

andy B wrote:
Div wrote:If the Russians can put 2 Moskits(?) on the inner wing pylons, then 2 Brahmos shouldn't really be a big deal.


Those are AS-17/KH-31 Kryptons my friend, AFAIK the Moskit can only be employed on the centre pylon given its weight and dimensions compared to the Kryptons.

Doh...scrap that. :|
by Div
14 Jan 2009 08:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 21337

Re: Indian Military Aviation

If the Russians can put 2 Moskits(?) on the inner wing pylons, then 2 Brahmos shouldn't really be a big deal.
by Div
12 Jan 2009 10:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 54189

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Would these foreigners be expected to be particularly astute that they should be preferred over or even in addition to the hundreds of Indians involved in these events. Do Indian police agencies have that kind of time to waste? No, but they may have been witness to events that were unique to them. ...
by Div
12 Jan 2009 10:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 655504

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

^^ Excellent book. Huge Frederick Forsyth fan!
by Div
12 Jan 2009 09:46
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 54189

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

8. After the drama was over and the National Security Guards (NSGs) had rescued the surviving hostages, the Western countries had all their surviving nationals quietly flown to Europe where they were thoroughly debriefed by special teams from their intelligence agencies. It is said that the French ...
by Div
11 Jan 2009 22:30
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 54189

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Good article on saag. Describes the mood of the nation. UPA's inaction will eventually cause a nationalist surge that will give BJP the majority that it needs to clean up this country. http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers31/paper3004.html POST MUMBAI 9/11: INDIA PARALYZED BY PAKISTAN’S SUPERIORI...
by Div
11 Jan 2009 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 724398

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Hmmm...that is not what the Chief of Army Staff has apparently said, as per the above post.

Pinaka rocket system has not yet been inducted into the army. It is in an advanced stage of trial evaluation. The Trajectory Correction System is still under development.
by Div
11 Jan 2009 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 724398

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Excerpt from interview of Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC in Force Mag Pinaka rocket system has not yet been inducted into the army. It is in an advanced stage of trial evaluation. The Trajectory Correction System is still under development. Did someone in the IA...
by Div
11 Jan 2009 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 32578

Re: International Military Discussion

Nice promotional video of the Japanese AEGIS Destroyer "KONGO"

http://jmilitarydvd.com/Maritime/Maritime_frame.html

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