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by Prasad
15 Nov 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535818

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

Anyone who hasn't read the stuff Gerard posted in the '65 war history thread, go read rightaway. It is a goldmine of information on the diplomatic manouevering India has had to do since independence. In this context, especially wrt food aid to India by US right from '49-'50 and the far-reaching effe...
by Prasad
14 Nov 2019 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85026

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

It'll go against the fundamental right to religion and all that constitutional morality molality normality nonsense people bring in to justify any inane thing.
by Prasad
14 Nov 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108320

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

414EPE perhaps. But the AMCA engine will be bigger. And it isn't planned to replace the MWF 414 with it later.
by Prasad
14 Nov 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108320

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil wrote:I reconfirmed today . MWF will have a single large MFD.

By the way, the 110 kN engine being developed for AMCA Mk2 will be a great midlife upgrade for MWF!

Can the mwf accomodate a larger engine?
by Prasad
13 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Actually, it is clear that IAF is deeply onboard with the AMCA program and the AMCA design goals are kind of laying out IAF's vision of the plane. It's primary role is air superiority. You can see that from the fineness ratio, targeted and TWR. They have traded payload and range to gain this perfor...
by Prasad
13 Nov 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

DSI work was done for AMCA only I think. Mk1 will be/is seen as a step up from the MWF and a natural progression towards the eventual Mk2.
by Prasad
12 Nov 2019 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535818

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

Do we have the ability as of now to produce high strength carbon fibres (T-700/T-800/T-1000) in quantity? That would be required if we needed to make efficient solid motors with high chamber pressure. Saurav Jha once tweeted that the reason for sticking to steel motor casings for first stages was l...
by Prasad
12 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535818

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

There are technical as well as financial challenges for making Cf. Earlier attempts have failed for various reasons. Like JayS says, scale is important for continuous improvement and viability of a plant itself. Unfortunately, lack of scale pushes up product price. When there is availability abroad ...
by Prasad
11 Nov 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535818

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

Karan
Midhani is working with ISRO to make T800 class CC. Maraging steel replacement for launch vehicles. No word on progress so far.
by Prasad
11 Nov 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212025

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

We need a bigger plane. Everyone wants it but $$?
by Prasad
10 Nov 2019 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

There are multiple unique things to this. The HC judgement has enough to blunt any secular whining. Al this 'faith over facts' nonsense can be easily rebutted. Krishna Janmasthan/Kashi arent in a similar state as RJBM. They will need a different route. Also even here further excavation if needed sho...
by Prasad
09 Nov 2019 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

There were lots of very interesting info nuggets in the HC judgement. SC judgement will also need detailed reading. Chaanakya saar, are you around? :) CAn you elaborate saar, please Generally saying. For instance, how utterly worthless & what lying pieces of **** all the distortians who wrote r...
by Prasad
09 Nov 2019 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

There were lots of very interesting info nuggets in the HC judgement. SC judgement will also need detailed reading. Chaanakya saar, are you around? :)
by Prasad
09 Nov 2019 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

A proper recorded excavation should precede temple building imo. Anyway land needs to be cleared for construction.
by Prasad
04 Nov 2019 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547540

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Fat chance. TSMC was in a tough space until Q2 this year and is on a gently upswing right now. They're pouring in $15billion odd investment and banking on their 7nm to drive products for the near future. 5g is a big hope.
by Prasad
03 Nov 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

We're not going to build a heavy fighter anytime soon. If the IAF feels that it needs one, to counter a threat from PLAAF with its J20 then we'll see. The IAF is very happy with its M2K. So if the AMCA can play the role that M2K has for the IAF in the next 2-3 decades they'll be happy. Let's not for...
by Prasad
31 Oct 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Does the army conduct accepting testing or does it just go on OFB's QC? They shouldn't need to ideally.
by Prasad
31 Oct 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

On engines, currently we'll have commonality only with the Koreans. Japan is gunning for an F110 sized engine. So we could get tech but not work on the same engine. Korea's next gen fighter program is in need of funding, esp after Indonesia is dragging her feet on ponying up her part of the deal. WI...
by Prasad
29 Oct 2019 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Don't think this was posted here.
Mihir & Nilesh's rebuttal of mud slinging against the AMCA project (first of many I'm sure)
http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/10/2 ... t-project/
by Prasad
29 Oct 2019 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50018

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The Japanese project has an engine analogies to the F16 engine and produced 110KN at first run. It is bigger than the f414.
by Prasad
26 Oct 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961695

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

With the increase in laser based additive manufacturing, guess who are the major suppliers? Germans, Americans & Chinese.
by Prasad
26 Oct 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107452

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Well we'll see the proof and the bloody pudding soon when the nlca gets to the carrier won't we.
by Prasad
25 Oct 2019 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797868

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They've got a bunch of these just sitting there on the tarmac, fresh from the factory and not flying.
by Prasad
24 Oct 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1535
Views: 223909

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Joint working group on jet engine cooperation within the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative “has been suspended,” said Ellen M Lord, Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment

:rotfl: :rotfl:
by Prasad
23 Oct 2019 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416604

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

Karnataka HC has asked striking employees to return to work.
by Prasad
22 Oct 2019 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477393

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Have fun and try not to blow a vein - Featuring among others, our fav angana chatterjee
https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearin ... CB7DA17EC1

by Prasad
22 Oct 2019 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357153

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Oy hoy ho ho ha ha ... Just heard the India Today anchor say on TV, t he poorer the voter the more the propensity it seems they have to vote for BJP . He seems to be seeing this in his poll data. Bhellu .. How did BJP become the DEFAULT party of the poor? IF one had carefully noted what that bleddy...
by Prasad
21 Oct 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625729

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Why the army's changed mindset on indigenous technology is a relief The project combined the expertise of Bengaluru's IT industry with academia, defence scientists along with end-users. Bengaluru-based Encore software collaborated with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the DRDO. The Indian...
by Prasad
19 Oct 2019 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4009
Views: 854491

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

That is to change the lower stage of the TSTO to RLV? If you look at the image (in prasanna's post) closely, the RLV has an interstage. While the RLV isn't a confirmed configuration yet, currently it is expected to be a "wing-ed semicryo flyback booster with LOX+kerosene semicryo engine and a ...
by Prasad
19 Oct 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4009
Views: 854491

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

According to a AV report on Youtube[/url], very soon there is a going to be a landing test in Chitradurga in Karnataka. The RLV will be dropped from a height of 3 km by a Helicopter, the onboard system will then help this vehicle to glide and land on runway. That's good, but it would have been nice...
by Prasad
19 Oct 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961695

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

chetak wrote:
Multiple agencies are working on the SCBs at this time

Who all?
by Prasad
19 Oct 2019 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4009
Views: 854491

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

Could this be it (C10) image Good overview webinar done part of Aeroindia on "Indian Space Program & Future Technologies needed for Ground Aerospace Activities" Fu6IyYz2RAc Mention of metholox engine again. Plan to put RLV over the 1st and 2nd stage of GSLV. Schmatic shows the RLV to ...
by Prasad
18 Oct 2019 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Does the IA know what armoured vehicles it wants?
by Prasad
18 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83334

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

People from TN, is santhome really built on Kapaleeswarar temple? People are talking about it in twitter in the light of babri case. Old bhakthi songs place the original temple on the seashore. Seashore temples aren't rare in TN or anywhere in India for that matter. Thiruchendhur and M'puram seasho...
by Prasad
17 Oct 2019 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797868

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

PLAAF has only deployed flankers in Tibet so far hasn't it? I doubt they'll bring in the Mig-21 copies unless absolutely required. In the event of a conflict, they might but they'll have enough flankers & J20s to rush from the East. SoKo & Japan aren't going to invade Beijing if there's a co...
by Prasad
17 Oct 2019 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535818

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

Dear friends. I was awarded as first prize winner in "DRDO Dare to Dream contest". The award ceremony was held on 15th Oct during the 41st DRDO Directors Conference. This news article describes the event. https://www.opindia.com/2019/10/coas-bipin-rawat-drdo-ajit-doval-rajnath-singh-delhi...
by Prasad
12 Oct 2019 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85026

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

If Hindus of KL (and else where) are worried of conversions an easier way out would be to make Hindus understand their religious scriptures and have faith in their religion ;). Bullying, threatening other religions or worst forcible conversions will not be use. How do you think both cults followers...

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