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by Prasad
23 Apr 2019 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245464

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Not sure if this was posted earlier - https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ ... 914273.ece

NIA got the intel 6 months back from a guy they arrested in TN.
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

Not to mention the fact that HAL facilities also help provide support to Malaysian MKMs and offer a way to do some foreign policy work too.
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

I wonder how RCS changes from Mk1 to Mk2 given Mk2 is bigger and has canards. RCS is a function of shape and not size. (If you see theoretical calculations, an object of same external shape where as little as a small jet or as big as a ship would have same RCS..!! Canards need not mean increase in ...
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163323

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://twitter.com/PandalaKottaram/status/1120010173416763397 Delegation from Pandalam Palace met Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji at Thiruvananthapuram on 18.04.2019 Modi Ji has assured that he stands firm with Ayyappa devotees and shall ensure safegurading custom & usage of Sabarimala Temple throu...
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

Cost is irrelevant and important only insofar as accounting is concerned. It should not be a concern for ordering the requisite number of aircraft needed.
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

I wonder how RCS changes from Mk1 to Mk2 given Mk2 is bigger and has canards.
by Prasad
22 Apr 2019 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Hello that equality law has the IOI rider - does not apply to minorities account to article 25 26 29 30 of the constitution because they have to safeguard their religion & practices. So guess who this bill apply to exclusively? IOI targets yindoos & yindoos alone.
by Prasad
21 Apr 2019 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409192

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

Pacifying India is far down their list. Let's not give ourselves too much bhav/buildup. They're doing to correr China and portray them as terror supporters which they can use each n every time they talk about them. Any gains for us in this is purely incidental.
by Prasad
21 Apr 2019 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409192

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

Agreed. Any concessions given to cheen will be entirely too much given they give nothing at all.
by Prasad
19 Apr 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19870

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Karan, Reading up radars but doubt - when the fcr is tracking and then when you lock onto a target, is the solution computed, by whatever computer does it, take into account the path the missile has to take to hit the target to compute range to target? Q is because from all accounts there was an alt...
by Prasad
19 Apr 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409192

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

This is just courting to cut down American options. Nothing else. I hope we have enough sense to not take anything they say at face value and with towards our goals with a steady mind and not get taken in by such flowery flattery.
by Prasad
18 Apr 2019 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650701

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:
Prasad wrote:J-11D is their carrier borne EW version. Leading edge arrays etc.


Prasad ji, it is actually their latest land based variant. Follow-on to the J-11B. All their carrier Flankers are J-15 variants with canards -- SU-33 ripoffs. Their carrier EW variant is the J-15D.

Right. My fault.
by Prasad
18 Apr 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650701

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

J-11D is their carrier borne EW version. Leading edge arrays etc.
by Prasad
17 Apr 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650701

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Tbh, they are facing USN, Japan and Taiwan on their eastern coast. More pressing need to deploy H6Ks there than over Tibet. We do not fly bombers flying and testing out their responses in Tibet. There was one widely publicised incident. They have radars on the mountains that look down.
by Prasad
13 Apr 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384398

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Part of your calculation is based on the assumption that they can put all their F-16s in the air. Massed missile strikes on day 0 and thereafter, even before IAF gets into the act with fighter delivered munitions can render them handicapped no?
by Prasad
12 Apr 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 828508

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

maitya wrote:I think he's alluding to ....

edit: never mind.
is there any way I could get in touch with you?
by Prasad
11 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384398

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan
one doubt - if Abhi was in R73 range, could his wingman been in R77 range and fired his own if he had disregarded radio call? Fleeing F-16 sure, but not too far?
by Prasad
08 Apr 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

In fact her comments point to a deeper problem. No point putting it out there. If you're ever in blr & want to join a bunch of unimportant people for a glass of something cold, you know how to get in touch with, we could talk about it.
by Prasad
08 Apr 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

didnt she tongue lash them in AI2019 in a surprise outburst that left many shocked ? Didn't tongue lash them, asked them to be more public with their achievements so everyone "knew what they were doing". That has some cons as well. Will give import dalals an even better look into what's a...
by Prasad
07 Apr 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Karan & others,
Remember back in Feb, RM said DRDO needs to talk more?
by Prasad
06 Apr 2019 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384398

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Atleast folks on BR should know by now that unless proven otherwise EVERYBODY is against you. Look at everything with a skeptical eye and wait for confirmation of any bit of news, be it positive or negative. No need to jump up and down. Not even with official confirmation from overseas, given the ga...
by Prasad
05 Apr 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384398

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Since when has US SD become the altar of truth that everyone wants them to back our position now in this? And tomorrow if SD gives a presscon with a we can neither confirm nor deny, how does that do anything to our position?
by Prasad
05 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384398

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan M wrote:Its definitely US SD with support from Lock Mart. If Boeing has any brains, they should activate their sources to get the truth out unless they are ok with losing 20 Billion dollars.

Why do you think Boeing will go against SD when it needs SD support for not just SEF but naval fighter tender also?
by Prasad
02 Apr 2019 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

2017 test was with an IIR seeker followed by the AAD test that also used IIR seeker. So...
by Prasad
02 Apr 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

"Fail" is an opinion, if you dig in to the facts. It could have been an electronic target. DRDO has tested ABM aad/pad against actual targets from the get-go because we have no shortage of target missiles. Sats though are a lot more involved. So why wouldn't we test against a simulated tar...
by Prasad
30 Mar 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 54272

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

Austin wrote:The Tejas Mark 2 fighter has been bulked up into medium fighter category

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/03/ ... -been.html

Exactly whats new about this other than shrill scare-mongering?
by Prasad
29 Mar 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724324

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

TFTA ISRO museum, IMAX 4d theatre, pictures of kids with space related background. 25% reserved free seats for kids pulled from a lottery etc etc(they already host busloads of kids throughout the year anyway). An A grade souvenir shop. Tons of things they could do.
by Prasad
28 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Its pertinent to note that our last PDV test was in early 2017. Sateesh Reddy said in an interview yesterday that they got the goahead for this test 2 years ago. 1+1 = 2.
by Prasad
27 Mar 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

https://twitter.com/TimesNow/status/1110844209819344896 Dr Saraswat on the test today. Lots of info.
by Prasad
26 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

We could amortize the cost of increasing production capacity if we export.
by Prasad
26 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 184
Views: 25722

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

The only metric that makes any sense is What programs are we doing, need to fund & how much do they need? Vs How much is actually funded. Any other metric says a lot but doesn't mean very much.
by Prasad
26 Mar 2019 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1215
Views: 137423

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

A few videos are in this twitter thread - https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/11102 ... 38880?s=19
No actual hit being shown though.
by Prasad
26 Mar 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 141217

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2019/03/25/morocco-cleared-for-massive-f-16-fighter-buy/ purchase of 25 F-16C/D Block 72 fighters, estimated at $3.787 billion, as well as upgrades to the country’s existing 23 F‑16s to the more advanced F‑16V Block 52+ configuration, estimated at $9...
by Prasad
25 Mar 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139956

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

Maybe because neither of those are as mature as the JF-17
by Prasad
23 Mar 2019 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184364

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Eh. Just call it a prithvi test and don't release details until you've done detailed analysis afterwards.
by Prasad
23 Mar 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 54272

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

Negi sahab, You and I can feel things like not enough thrust etc. but ADA’s design which has been vetted by IAF is based on extensive simulations and wind tunnel simulations. It is finalized to the satisfaction of IAF. I think we should trust the men with the knowledge, experience and tools. I have...
by Prasad
22 Mar 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650701

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Well not a predator/reaper type drone but certainly the x-47b type ones.
by Prasad
22 Mar 2019 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650701

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What we need to lookout for, given rumours that their 3rd AC will be CATOBAR is for the wing-loon type drones on their land-based CATOBAR test facility. If they've chapa-maared predators, they will be doing that or developing their own naval variant of the MQ-25. Whether it is as good or not is imma...
by Prasad
22 Mar 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184364

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tri-mode & swarming? That'll be a quick cheap and program. We're still building & testing the mmw seeker on this (even if it is common with other missile programs).

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