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by k prasad
22 Oct 2020 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3082
Views: 761517

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If I remember correctly, conventional subs are on the negative list for 2022. My question for gurus here is, given our experience with Arihant and Arighat, what technologies do we still need to develop to bring our sub-building to maturity, and what systems will we need to continue importing past 20...
by k prasad
19 Oct 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I wonder which part of Demchok 'area' this was in. At least at the Denchok village, the control lines seem to be fairly demarcated by the Indus River on the east and a nullah to the south, so it's hard for someone to cross that part of the boundary by accident. Possibility 1 is that this is in anoth...
by k prasad
19 Oct 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3082
Views: 761517

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Agreed, Rakesh saar... Hence I only shared OSINT info that's already been discussed on this forum before.

Moving on.
by k prasad
18 Oct 2020 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3082
Views: 761517

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yep... and I believe there were plans for a tunneled submarine pen in the hills next to the base.

Just the above water part of that submarine is 200 ft long. Might be a kilo-class (no control planes on the conning tower), but I can't be sure
by k prasad
15 Oct 2020 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 36212

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

or just a climb at steep angle?
by k prasad
15 Oct 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045788

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there any reason they are not doing a vertical take off of the RLV, with a horizontal landing( as opposed to an air dropped attempt). Is that in the works, after a successful helicopter release and landing? You crawl before you can walk. You walk before you can run. And you run before you can fl...
by k prasad
13 Oct 2020 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177374

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

You should be able to google that. https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-precision-sniper-rifle-optic-leupold#:~:text=The%20Army%20has%20officially%20selected,the%20company%20announced%20last%20week. Ramana garu I am not interested in snpiers. What scope does the average GI with a M4 get? h...
by k prasad
10 Oct 2020 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 513880

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

The 1800 kg empty weight puts Rustom-2 in the same class as the MQ-9 Reaper. We're still a ways off from the Reaper's endurance (42 hrs, 14 hrs when fully loaded) and service ceiling of 50-60k ft. 8 hrs endurance is on the lower end, but passable. however, ceiling of 16k ft wont be enough in hot and...
by k prasad
09 Oct 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 5749

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

the IN was active over land in the '65 and the '71 wars including during kargil where they were operating at the cashmere and the rajasthan borders. Not many seem to be aware of this the IN flew it's own aircraft with it's own crews as it will do in any ops situations. IN aircraft usually have GPS ...
by k prasad
07 Oct 2020 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019385

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Shaurya seem to be the unsaid 800 lb guerilla: carrier killer, a capability that India never talks about, unlike cheen. We have never talked about it because (a) it isn't completely ready yet, and (b) we have never needed to publicize it... Till now. The reason a country publicized it's military ca...
by k prasad
07 Oct 2020 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214253

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

Thanks Sarkar ji for the explaination ! This was indeed very subtle. I don't understand if revealing this video proof was so easy why didn't IAF release it when the naysayers were doubting IAF actions in the immediate aftermath of balakot. I understand that you don't want to give in to the 'do-kaud...
by k prasad
06 Oct 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019385

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ yes, and no. A sub that goes completely dark and sufficiently close to the ocean floor or undersea structures or thermoclines could potentially mask itself in the clutter. You'd need really good sensor fusion of Sonar + Magnetometer + gravimeter to catch the signature of a large metal hull in th...
by k prasad
02 Oct 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316165

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^ Yes and looks like its in total, across all trials.
by k prasad
29 Sep 2020 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Very nice vid, saar... I've found some really good background info about the terrain, the roads and the people of Ladakh from travel videos and stories. There was a guy who cycled across Ladakh over 70 days, and had extensive photos of the roads... Many of which were beautiful black topped roads tha...
by k prasad
28 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I have some usefull information for you. Indian army uses following classified instruments 1. Condensation hydrometric Accumulation Instrument (CHAI) to collect water from air. It peoduces 10 lt awter / hr 2. Geothermal Agumented Reverse Multiplyng Instrument (GARMI) to heat the arctic tents 3. Opt...
by k prasad
25 Sep 2020 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Not sure if this was posted earlier, but a very interesting video from Shekhar Gupta... interesting not so much for his explanations, which we've discussed here, but because he shows hand-drawn maps from Gen Panag, showing the LAC claim lines in the Demchok and Spanggur-Pangong sectors. Suggests th...
by k prasad
25 Sep 2020 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Not sure if this was posted earlier, but a very interesting video from Shekhar Gupta... interesting not so much for his explanations, which we've discussed here, but because he shows hand-drawn maps from Gen Panag, showing the LAC claim lines in the Demchok and Spanggur-Pangong sectors. Suggests tha...
by k prasad
25 Sep 2020 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94850

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Oh cool. that's good to know. Coz I got some messages but wasn't able to respond to them.
by k prasad
24 Sep 2020 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94850

Re: BR Forum Feedback

@mods, I'm unable to send PMs or reply to Pams I've received. I think I was able to in the long past before my BRF hiatus.

I was wondering if there's some restrictions there, or do I need to change some settings?

Thanks!
by k prasad
24 Sep 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1828
Views: 342326

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Very likely theyre also working on distributed coherent apertures, not only distributed over the entire airframe, but also coherent and networked over multiple airframes (that would fit in with the insane datarates they're looking for), kinda like MIMO distributed radars. This would be simultaneousl...
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^ Our view from Bump is almost as good as that from the Black top to the north and the south. The Black top is higher by about 100m and hence would block our view directly to the east as also shield the Chinese camp at the base of Black top form direct fire from the Bump. If we are on the bump, th...
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^ Good to know :-). Hopefully then the yellow bump at least is in our control. That would certainly mesh with Nitin Gokhale's note that we control the entire ridgeline.

Admin note: no more posting of ISPR crap without due diligence
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

If they insist on calling Arunachal Pradesh as Southern Tibet, we should call Tibet as north Himachal Pradesh and call out China's illegal occupation there. Enough with the cheen arrogance and expansionism. Or just keep referring to it as the Indo-Tibetan border rather than the India-China border /...
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

https://www.news18.com/news/india/china-sneers-never-recognized-so-called-arunachal-pradesh-after-kidnapping-of-five-indian-men-2856281.html This incident is really odd in my mind, and its hard to make sense of what the rationale for the 'kidnapping' might be. I think there's definitely something g...
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

Looks like a possible attempt by PLA to take some positions along the Helmet Top ridgeline, strengthen their positions on the approach to Thakung.
by k prasad
08 Sep 2020 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389879

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

abhik wrote:^^^
Will have to wait to know what the "countermeasures" were.


Countermeasures means the PLA patrols made a tactical withdrawal (they ran) to base to effect a change in equipment (aka Chaddies).
by k prasad
07 Sep 2020 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019385

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That might be the initial booster separation before the scramjet takes over. You'll notice the colour of the plume changes after that point to become more whitish, and the speed significantly increases.
by k prasad
07 Sep 2020 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

So based on whatever is available in the OS, the spot where the Chinese have occupied is 18 km inside the LAC. It blocks us access to PP 10, 11, 12 and 13 from Burtse camp. The points especially 12, and 13 provides direct line of sight on to DSDBO road. More than access to tanks, this provides the ...
by k prasad
07 Sep 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3082
Views: 761517

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

You Mean K-4 and K-5? No sirjee... I think he meant Arihant-4 and 5, accordingly shortened. Multiple warheads would required miniaturization of size of the warheads. That would make them untested in the Indian context. You would not want untested warheads as part of your critical second-strike capa...
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125635

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^^^ More that the commissioning/trials period, the build timelines don't make sense. Arihant was launched in 2009, and Arighat in 2017 (a gap of 8 years!) - it like we are building them serially one at a time. To be fair, given that the Arihant was not only the lead submarine in its class, but our ...
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205985

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Or, as my mother would constantly tell me every time I was mugging the night before examinations, "Yuddhakale Shastraabhyaasam"
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Exactly!!! A bully won't stop hitting you if you only keep blocking his punches. He'll stop hitting when you decide to hit back... even one strong hit is enough, so the next time he thinks of punching, he won't know if and where you'll hit back.
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The interesting thing about latest Chinese statements is the sudden harping about us violating the LAC, when they have recently publicly stated that the border isn't demarcated, and have repeatedly refused to share maps of their claim line. Let's hoist them by their own petard, and use these statem...
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/indian-offensive-retake-chinese-seized-territory-hidden-story The story of India's military action late last month. Excellent piece... finally we get much-needed details of the operation. It still isn't clear who holds Black Top proper, but this quote seems v...
by k prasad
06 Sep 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The interesting thing about latest Chinese statements is the sudden harping about us violating the LAC, when they have recently publicly stated that the border isn't demarcated, and have repeatedly refused to share maps of their claim line. Let's hoist them by their own petard, and use these stateme...
by k prasad
05 Sep 2020 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205985

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ found the benchmark comparison on reddit. Notice the number of relaxations granted to the T-90.

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by k prasad
05 Sep 2020 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205985

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Great chart, Manish. I remember seeing a comparative table of Arjun vs T-90 performance in trials, but I can't find it now. I wish I had it. Why will it take 30 years? And who is shutting down the tank development program the way we shut down fighter development and got comfortable with screwdriver ...
by k prasad
05 Sep 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205985

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

To my knowledge a 2018 report said that 50% of Arjun is imported,a 2020 Bus.Std. report said that the IA again rejected it,some reasons given incl. imported content. That reason would make no sense at all... reject the Arjun for being 50% imported and instead go for a Russian tank? There has been s...
by k prasad
05 Sep 2020 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^ Saran is not wrong, but if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. This will force the armed forces to become more nimble and improve our sensor presence so we can minimize manpower while maintaining the ability to quickly respond to any action. The advantage the Chinese have over us is that t...
by k prasad
05 Sep 2020 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205985

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Philip saar, if we are really splitting hairs between 3 and 5 crores, I would rebut with the question, how much of the 3 crores on T-90 is spent in India, supporting indian MIC, vs how much of the 5 cr on Arjun? Also, how much of that 5 crore is actually dev cost absorption given low volume orders? ...

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