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by Prasad
19 Jan 2018 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529753

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Agree with chola to an extent, given that our russian buy was essentially a dud, we have no choice but to ensure 3 carriers for the IN in the IOR region. Without building a follow-on to the IAC -1, we'll be staring down the barrel in a 1:1 carrier numbers game. Our SSN project seems to have gotten s...
by Prasad
19 Jan 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 134
Views: 19557

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

There's practically nothing out there but the Nithyakalyanaperumal temple. Those unmarried and wanting to get married can make use of the location :roll:
A premier defence expo is held out in the boondocks. Oh well, Taj Fisherman's Cove will probably make a killing.
by Prasad
19 Jan 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Actual warfighting aside, very interesting piece on the churning in the PLA leadership - https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/xi-jinping-generals-curiouser-curiouser/ All told, since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, over 100 PLA general officers have reportedly been forcibly retired or placed under i...
by Prasad
19 Jan 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Actual warfighting aside, very interesting piece on the churning in the PLA leadership - https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/xi-jinping-generals-curiouser-curiouser/ All told, since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, over 100 PLA general officers have reportedly been forcibly retired or placed under in...
by Prasad
18 Jan 2018 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Drone swarms are the interlinked supersonic ashms threat of the 21st century. Bvr-wvr-guns/ciws type distinction can be made. So unless you're thinking of a backpaki group launching 20 drones at an airbase, your best bet will be to target launch platforms at a distance. A salvo of missiles launched ...
by Prasad
17 Jan 2018 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 981
Views: 113526

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Wishy washy blah blah as usual about piss progress and mutual help -
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues ... rtnership/

Interesting to see the people involved though.
by Prasad
17 Jan 2018 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55631

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

China already has a South-North Water Transfer project to pipe water from hubei to dry Beijing. Yangtze drains the province and 3 gorges dam on that river is in Hubei. But just how much water can they tap? The majority of brahmaputra water is after it crosses over into AP through rains. In Tibet, it...
by Prasad
17 Jan 2018 20:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 380
Views: 50056

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Well Tourism can be a big job generator but it needs widespread spending on hotel industry, transport, cleanliness, connectivity and PR.
by Prasad
16 Jan 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437709

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan,
Radar & radar :) Of different kinds. Front end of something really fast and roof/mast-mounted of something slower?

Also, OT - anyway I can reach you?
by Prasad
26 Dec 2017 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325240

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

AAR & AWACS for the airbus planes will cost $1bn each. When we're going to get those, we don't know.
by Prasad
24 Dec 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Is the canards confidence coming from the lca Navy program?
by Prasad
23 Dec 2017 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

:rotfl: :rotfl: hes as crazy as the others 'never again. china! vorwarts!' type chicom comments.
by Prasad
23 Dec 2017 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55631

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

Not specific but an overview - PLA to make strides in new era Looks like drone delivery with C2 from fighters & new bomber are among things to watch out for. Some boasting in there sure, but they're going at military strengthening with a bloody-mindedness nobody else is doing. And they're prett...
by Prasad
23 Dec 2017 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not specific but an overview -
PLA to make strides in new era

Looks like drone delivery with C2 from fighters & new bomber are among things to watch out for.
by Prasad
23 Dec 2017 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3262
Views: 162922

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Sharm-el-sheikh is a very famous sea-side resort type place famous all over, at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. They could use their side for similar resorts. Tremendous diving sites around the Straits of Tiran and the Suez side. If they do UAE style overnight construction, they can technically rake...
by Prasad
23 Dec 2017 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 450315

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Funny thing is, with all these squadrons and squadrons of fighters, they're going to have to find pilots for them. Already the Typhoon deal includes joint ops with Brit squadrons and personnel, for a period. In Libya, UAE fighter operations weren't as integrated as say Swedish Gripens despite them n...
by Prasad
22 Dec 2017 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437709

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:My ask is on the shorter side of the spectrum. A WVR AAM. We have all the pieces.

IR seeker is fully indigenous?
by Prasad
22 Dec 2017 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55631

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

A few articles that I happened to read recently. Do we have an oppression of minorities in PRC thread? Declassified: Chinese official said at least 10,000 civilians died in 1989 Tiananmen massacre, documents show “27 Army APCs [armoured personnel carriers] opened fire on the crowd (both civilians an...
by Prasad
18 Dec 2017 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1857
Views: 274017

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Until tiananmen square, US aircraft makers helped out the Chinese quite a bit. An american (from lockheed i think) pilot flew their an-12 copy and told them how to exploit it.
by Prasad
16 Dec 2017 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There's a picture from an old Ex Vajra with the MKI & Mirage 2000 next to each other on the ramp, taken side on in one of the BR galleries. Massive difference in size.
by Prasad
15 Dec 2017 21:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 380
Views: 50056

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Government To Bear MDR On Debit Card Payments Up To Rs 2,000 For Two Years The government will bear the merchant discount rate charges on transactions up to Rs 2,000 made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasa...
by Prasad
14 Dec 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437709

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We all dhoti shiver from time to time after reading 'puny' ranges of 3000km, 4000km etc compared to supapowa 10,000km icbm ranges. Check out Vizag-Beijing distance if you're shivering in your dhoti right now.
by Prasad
13 Dec 2017 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529753

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China already has one OTH radar in Hubei to look at the Pacific. Coupled with monitoring satellites, that gives them decent surveillance capability. Their latest facility in Inner Mongolia is another OTH radar that is supposed to look at NK, Japan, SK sector. Another in SE china to look at our side ...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325240

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

We can't. We're spread too thin between the Ghatak & AMCA already. You want another 5th gen program on top of it? :)
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Srai,
Will see if we can add a 500km map too.

Meanwhile LCA facebook page says SP7 had its first flight today.
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Why Building More Tejas Fighters Is A Superior Option For The Indian Air Force Excellent article!. Great work. Loved the selection of data for comparison, use of maps, diagrams and specially the references. Folks, kindly spread the Good Word. Thank you saar. I'd hope people take a good long look at...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Coming from you saar, that is high praise! I echo Indranil's words. Very well written and comprehensively articulated. The author should take a bow (and DDR for consistently producing such high quality articles). I wish some more had been written on the Tejas's avionics and systems, plus weapons ca...
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Lca is being integrated with the I-Derby ER which has a range of 100km. Guess who sees first first and shoots first? :)
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406817

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Extremely well written article. Good, I can put my half written article aside.

Coming from you saar, that is high praise!
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 15:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 380
Views: 50056

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Are there green shoots of a capex revival? http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-growth-revival-consumer-goods-government-spending-infrastructure-textiles/article9988387.ece? For the first time in six years Srivats Ram, MD of Wheels India, a TVS group company, has begun worrying about ca...
by Prasad
09 Dec 2017 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 184803

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Within the MB itself, there are stories that take place on the banks of the saraswati. The river is dry, banks spare and no deer and other animals roam where once the river was full, forests were on its banks full of deer and other animals. Also, hermitages full of sages. There is also the story of ...
by Prasad
07 Dec 2017 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 834
Views: 14439

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Didn't we have a thread on RJBM case in the strat forum too? I tried searching for it but couldn't find it.
by Prasad
05 Dec 2017 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3576
Views: 225532

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

We could team up with Embraer for a C-17 class transport aircraft if needed. Given how quickly they brought out the KC-390, we could have another one in ten years.
Or we could just use civilian ones like the Airbus 330 and get things moving.
by Prasad
04 Dec 2017 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122773

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we having this discussion every time we talk about nuke reactors? Just move on ffs.
by Prasad
03 Dec 2017 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529753

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Weren't our coastal surveillance radars supposed to track even fishing boats from the coast? If so, why did we need the Boeing P8I to track ?
by Prasad
02 Dec 2017 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529753

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Wow. That is going to be one expensive base! Doubt there is much shore land until you hit Kalpakkam.

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