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by Prasad
24 Oct 2020 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5589
Views: 1186436

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I know these aren't like cash in your savings account but how do you leverage these reserves if say you have to put in some money into a domestic investment in a jv/special vehicle for a foreign company to come setup a big manufacturing facility?
by Prasad
15 Oct 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82403

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The original article that revealed the existence of the TEDBF also revealed the Navy was not enthused by the single engine LCA Navy Mk2 and originally wanted a AMCA Navy, but after discussions with ADA, settled on a 4.5 gen TEDBF that was more achievable. My understanding was that this was a mutual...
by Prasad
12 Oct 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Do a quick calculation. 2 quadpacks on a single fighter = 8 SAAWs in a single sortie (assuming thats all a Jag or an MKI is going to carry along with other AAMs). How many fighters and how many sorties a day will you see in the first 2 weeks of a conflict if the Chinese get cute. That should be a go...
by Prasad
06 Oct 2020 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82403

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Cain Marko wrote:So, why exactly aren't they combining the TEDBF and the AMCA into one design?

Building a brand new fighter (bigger leap from navy mk1 to tedbf than mk1 to mk1a to mwf). They (Navy& ada) feel that it's a more realistic target than building a naval amca.
by Prasad
23 Sep 2020 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Child Rights in India
Replies: 29
Views: 1741

Re: Child Rights in India

Good thread.

Just one note. Childline is notorious - https://twitter.com/search?q=childline% ... 3Aby2kaafi)&src=typed_query

As is the practice of running unauthorised orfanajes https://twitter.com/search?q=orfanajes% ... 3Aby2kaafi)&src=typed_query
by Prasad
21 Sep 2020 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401794

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

Hiking up the mountains with a load strapped to your back is crying out for a tech solution. Electric winches/ziplines ?
by Prasad
19 Sep 2020 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401794

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

I've read multiple accounts of travelers who took the train into Lhasa from Beijing. Even climbing a simple set of stairs ti the first floor feels like climbing a mountain when they reach and need supplementary oxygen to even sleep. Or else the body is so deprived of oxygen that you can't even fall ...
by Prasad
10 Sep 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The weight and propellant loadout comparison is with a conventional rocket motor to achieve the same range/payload capability. The reason space agencies want to go for air breathing stages and their reason to consider TBCC is because they will use atmospheric oxygen instead of carrying it with them ...
by Prasad
08 Sep 2020 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As to cost, until now some of the materials needed would've been produced only in lab scale. Enough for a tech demo or prototype. Mass manufacturing would bring in questions of yield (ceramics& composites needed aren't mass produced) and cost-reduction due to scale. Given we already can manufact...
by Prasad
08 Sep 2020 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A scramjet powered missile would be smaller for similar range? And hence be air delivered compared to the need for ground launch for a shaurya-sized missile.
by Prasad
08 Sep 2020 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ballistic missiles fly in a ballistic path, leave the atmosphere, reach a very high altitude and all that. This makes them detectable earlier than a scramjet powered missile which doesn't need to fly above 35km. This means later detection and lesser reaction time for enemy air defense. Theoretically.
by Prasad
07 Sep 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The recent defence expo had a video showing the Nirbhay seeker. X-band and apparently works very well.
by Prasad
03 Sep 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967308

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

SIGINT sats are there for a reason. And in such situations where communications will be flying back and forth, it'll be a target rich environment.
To monitor both the Chinese and our communications.
by Prasad
03 Sep 2020 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967308

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

This might be a good time for fast-tracking Nyoma airfield upgrade and reactivating Chushul airfield.
by Prasad
03 Sep 2020 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3663
Views: 1026281

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vivek,
Star project is a supersonic target to start with. But being liquid fueled, it might takeover the lr asm, ashm roles with the sfdr taking up the lraam role.

We might see a ramjet version of the ngarm later on with either tech.
by Prasad
02 Sep 2020 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967895

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

Zuzana Čaputová @ZuzanaCaputova #Slovakia stands by the Czech Republic. #EU-#China relations are based on dialogue and mutual respect. Threats directed at one of the EU members and its representatives contradict the very essence of our partnership and as such are unacceptable. The Chinese foreign m...
by Prasad
02 Sep 2020 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281258

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

Round & round we go. AMCA will be more expensive. We already operate enough expensive platforms in the MKI & Rafale & legacy fighters. Entire fleet cannot be expensive fighters. You need previous gen fighters to form the bulk like pasta in a salad. Even the AMCA is not expected to be ful...
by Prasad
02 Sep 2020 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967895

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

China just mandated Chinese language instruction in all subjects except Mongolian in Inner Mongolia. Leading to large scale protesta by people & students there. More attempts to sinicise the Mongolians, just like they're doing to Tibetans & Uighurs & the Hui n others. https://www.theguar...
by Prasad
28 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1047987

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Max allup weight is 3150kg per brochure. And useful load is 950kg.
2 stretchers deejay.
by Prasad
28 Aug 2020 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724868

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

No point arguing over this. We just dont have the money or the guts to order the A330 based awacs or the MRTTs. Both were sanctioned/approved/whatever the process is eons ago but no contract. We selected the MRTT twice and we're doing it again in a new process. IAF isn't to blame here.
by Prasad
20 Aug 2020 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177878

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Do you really need all those versions honestly? Assume CAPF/state police forces will be happy with the 5.56x45, why not standardise the Army versions with one single caliber for assault rifles and carbines and pick one for the LMG if the same doesn't work out?
by Prasad
20 Aug 2020 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967308

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

Hotan is at 1,380m. Bangalore is 920m.
by Prasad
18 Aug 2020 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967895

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

Hanumaduji, Unfortunately,Tibetans are led by the Dalai Lama, who is considered to be the reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The Dalai Lama can not endorse violence, as he personifies compassion. I have great respect for him and his non-violence. But he makes a poor wa...
by Prasad
17 Aug 2020 16:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 741
Views: 74009

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

It needs money. The state of Yamuna after industries opened, after a month of clear water says enough. Govt must pitch in to setup these treatment plants for which companies can pay for use. Massive cap-ex will only sink industries (the legal ones anyway).
by Prasad
16 Aug 2020 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742483

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

Folks one of our Inida based members is going to have a Facebook session/webinar with DRDO chief. Please put your top 5 questions here so he can collate and get answers for you. Please no long paragraph questions as time is limited. Eg. Question when is Dhruvastra going to be integrated with LCH? I...
by Prasad
15 Aug 2020 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967308

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

Current SW monsoon is still on. After a brief period we'll have the NE monsoon. Last few years that has also been pretty devastating in many areas. So until December, the IAF & IN might be needed for relief ops within the country, however minimal it might be. A steady twisting of the Chinese arm...
by Prasad
12 Aug 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1141571

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Bharat forge/kalyani developed a 120kgf engine.
by Prasad
11 Aug 2020 15:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1643
Views: 291914

Re: India's Power Sector

Did that Philips factory get off the ground or are the LEDs still imported from China? We were supposed to be fully locally made before even halfway through the first tender for ujala.
by Prasad
07 Aug 2020 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967308

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

Correct. HALE uavs, ISTAR aircraft, more ground-based elint etc.
by Prasad
05 Aug 2020 16:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5589
Views: 1186436

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Policies getting out of the way to ensure imports fall -
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 265744.ece
Agarbatti makers are now sourcing bamboo locally instead of Vietnam and China.
by Prasad
05 Aug 2020 15:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3825
Views: 698032

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Chinese did a feasibility study in 2018 on that route. Will be interesting to see who we deal with to build out all these lines. Ideally you'd have one single system to work economies of scale.
by Prasad
23 Jul 2020 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214888

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

That picture was taken by neeraj gupta iirc, a journalist.
by Prasad
17 Jul 2020 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084473

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

HVT said on twitter recently that HAL has been trying out Mk1A related testing on LSPs. So even though there isnt a full fledged prototype, they are testing out internals.
by Prasad
16 Jul 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084473

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

December is too close to March. And we'll be looking at the economy after 2/3rds of the COVID-damaged financial year. There is a very real chance of actual signing getting pushed into the next financial year.
by Prasad
26 Jun 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4518
Views: 1034111

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

All True. They might be banking on utilising co-working with american capabilities in whatever theatre they want to use these weapons. My guess about their development and deployment is based on the political noises being made now (yeah 10 years is a long time still) as well as their mo when it came...
by Prasad
25 Jun 2020 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4518
Views: 1034111

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Irrespective of american willingness to deploy hypersonic systems, either scramjet powered or bgv, the japanese seem eager to have their own programs for these. They most likely will deploy them.

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