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by sombhat
05 Jan 2020 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725003

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Is there no way the MoD can get hold of Jet Airways' grounded A330s, they had 8-10 of them (various sub-types).
by sombhat
15 Aug 2016 21:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 8245

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day and BRF is back. What a day !!
by sombhat
30 Aug 2013 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 666872

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

India launches first defense satellite GSAT-7 From: BBC News Aug 30, 2013, 07.33 GMT Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-23894646 What? :eek: no one-liner on how 70% of people in India are below proverty line, and how they earn less than a dollar a day. BBC is loosing its touch :cry: :c...
by sombhat
12 Aug 2013 17:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 779035

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Lilo wrote:
RajitO wrote:Folks...it's Sandeep Unnithan not Unnikrishnan. Let us not go the DDM way! :lol:


My bad but these days one hardly finds an Indian reporter whose name is worth remembering


The mistake is understandable, Sandip Unnikrishnan is a much more famous name, specially for BRFites.
by sombhat
05 Jul 2013 14:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Flying On A Wing And A Prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

Re: Flying On A Wing And A Prayer

Thanks, a very eye opening article.
by sombhat
27 Jun 2013 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 436498

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

When the Dam in Maithon (DVC) was inaugurated by Pandit Nehru, the actual ribbon cutting was done by the oldest labourer who was employed in building the dam. The PM was standing beside, clapping. Not trying to glorify any one person, but I have never seen such gestures from any VIP in my lifetime.
by sombhat
09 Jan 2013 19:34
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 43626

Re: Aero India 2013

The Flying Bulls are coming. Its been updated on their website now.
by sombhat
14 Aug 2012 14:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 285633

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

From the article above: The big ship, weighing 21,000 tonnes can transport a battalion and house 900 helicopters. The duo is offering three ships of this type to the Indian Navy. DCNS had bagged a contract from the Russian Navy for two such ships valued at $1.1 billion. 900 helicopters in one Mistra...
by sombhat
17 Apr 2012 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 234836

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

they should have gone for all out full-range shot to the shores of antarctica with this one. no more pussyfooting around. but they love playing games, perhaps they hope to extract some mythical psyops value from constraining it to chinese range only, though everyone who is anyone knows the true ran...
by sombhat
12 Apr 2012 15:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 285633

Re: Indian Naval Discussion



What is that light house like structure behind the island, or am I seeing things. :shock:
by sombhat
29 Mar 2012 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 722295

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Hmmm, LSP-7 has just 1 initial flight. Wish LSP-8 takes off and both these birds start getting tested by the AF. My guess: LSP 7 is getting a coat of Tipnis grey before heading to Sulur. LSP 8 will have its first flight "soon" (by 2013/2014), and it will be "very close to the actual ...
by sombhat
09 Mar 2012 18:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 722295

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Congrats Raghu, and happy B'day. Will LSP 8 be close on the heels, or is there going to be a wait for that too. Pls. disclose only if appropriate.
by sombhat
09 Mar 2012 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 722295

Re: LCA News and Discussions

This would be a nice Holi gift if successful.
by sombhat
15 Feb 2012 16:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 285633

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ycFOO1IGef4/TzuDdXexURI/AAAAAAAAIuA/OOah43LdHz0/s1600/ICGS_Rajshree1.JPG Is that INS Kamorta (P28) in the background? Looks like a lot of work still left, no radar/weapons installed yet? Source: Chhindits blog. Edit: Main gun has been installed. Photo on clicking the link ...
by sombhat
15 Feb 2012 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379469

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

chackojoseph wrote:Name the ship behind. If you guess it correctly, pat your own back :)

ICGS Rajshree at GRSE


Since its GRSE, it should be INS Kamorta or any other P 28. Saw this pic on chhindits blog too and posted in Naval thread.
by sombhat
15 Feb 2012 16:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 285633

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ycFOO1IGef4/TzuDdXexURI/AAAAAAAAIuA/OOah43LdHz0/s1600/ICGS_Rajshree1.JPG

Is that INS Kamorta (P28) in the background? Looks like a lot of work still left, no radar/weapons installed yet?

Source: Chhindits blog.

Edit: Main gun has been installed.
by sombhat
31 Dec 2011 22:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy new Year
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Re: Happy new Year

Thanks chako ji for opening this dhaga.

2011 has been a year of missed deadlines and promises.

Hoping for a better 2012 for the aam jingo.

Happy new year!!!
by sombhat
27 Oct 2011 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001541

Re: Indian Naval Discussion



Chako ji, could you please correct:

The ship has high-stealth features that makes her less invisible to the enemy above and below the waters.


Thanks
by sombhat
06 Sep 2011 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387766

Re: Military Flight Safety

At this rate, by the time they retire, there will be no airframes left for last flypast/gate guardians/museum pieces etc. Since they are crashing anyway, why not gift a few Type 96 airframes to DRDO for research on UCAV tech. etc. At least lives will be spared (in the air, on the ground, not so sure).
by sombhat
26 Jul 2011 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1002335

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Shri can you please not post in each and every thread...currently what you are doing is suffocating and irritating me at least... This is getting ridiculous: 1. The guy has not broken any posting guidelines, so stop haggling him just because you cannot keep up with his post count. 2. You are not an...
by sombhat
21 Jun 2011 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 914028

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Russia has this joy ride for money? anything like that for desis? Gromov has this joy ride for all aircraft that it has designed (Mig series). I am not sure any joyride is available for Sukhois. Anyway, we should only have joyrides for the aircraft we designed. Maybe someday, when PV5 and NP1 are o...
by sombhat
21 Jun 2011 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 652474

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

:x that means more delays :( :rotfl: I knew someone will bite that. Sameer mate, Arjun Dosen't use torssion bar. It's a old joke. This is not a joke. Remember even for MK 1, there was no torsion bars, but the DDM reported broken torsion bar in one of the tests. History may very well repeat itself. ...
by sombhat
12 May 2011 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 652474

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Do you think 2013-14 would be enough for development trials, user trials, validation trials, comparative trials, brak the suspension trials, leak the engine trial, hit the target trial, float on water trial, float in the air trial, ride on the railway wagon trial, cross the bridge trial, AUCUR trial...
by sombhat
12 Dec 2010 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001541

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nice to see dhruvs in IN service. Wish they ordered more.
by sombhat
04 Nov 2010 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001541

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Boeing P-8I In NauSena Livery The first image, recently released with "nausena" painted on, is a closer depiction of what the IN P-8I will really look like. The Indian government will shortly exercise options for four more P-8Is from Boeing, taking its total order to 12 airplanes. The P-8...
by sombhat
27 Sep 2010 13:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964842

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Juggi G wrote:Hunt Begins for Refuelling Aircraft
The Indian Express


IMHO Nice ploy by MOD. By including life-cycle costs, they can make the IL 78s look almoast as costly as the A330s, and maybe the MOF will take the bait.
by sombhat
16 Aug 2010 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30MKI vs Su-35BM debate
Replies: 40
Views: 8099

Re: Su-30MKI vs Su-35BM debate

Hi spetsnaz,

The mods seem to be taking a chia biskoot break. Otherwise, the first Hellphire would take out your name. As per BRF, it should be human sounding (like spetsnaz-al-moskva).

Oh yes, IB4TL
by sombhat
08 Jul 2010 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041471

Re: LCA News and Discussions

In the Flight Global pic, the undercarriage doors are persent. This was not so in case of the rollout pic. Could it be that the rollout prototype was the static test airframe that everyone is referring to?
by sombhat
04 Jun 2010 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 791407

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

<OT rant> Recently NDTV India has been reporting on the styles of Aaj Tak and India TV. If you listen to the style of Hindi, you will notice it. Its very different from the reporting of NDTV 24X7. I don't know how there can be two such different methods of reporting in the same organization. Maybe V...
by sombhat
01 Jun 2010 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160336

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Is this Arihant, really? Where is the hump we were promised? It looks more like the Kilo. And what's with all the gold plating??
by sombhat
11 May 2010 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160336

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ARMS TASS -> Russian Commander says two Akula's :) :) :D Two nuclear submarines of project 941 "Shark" will remain in the Navy of Russia until 2019 NOVOROSSIYSK, May 7. (ITAR-TASS). The two remaining nuclear submarines of Project 941 "Akula" will remain in the Russian Navy until...
by sombhat
30 Apr 2010 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160336

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

suman sharma in her blog post today promises first ever photos of the Arihant. I would post a heron uav on her blog to report any activty. Chhindits blog will go off the public view due to Arihant pics. Now the generous mohtarma will invite other worthies for the pics only. I am sure I will not be ...
by sombhat
29 Apr 2010 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160336

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Chhindits blog mohtarma is reporting she has exclusive pics of Arihant. Worth a watch?
by sombhat
11 Mar 2010 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 97600

Re: Military Media Watch Thread

I have been following her blog for some time now. I would like to post my opinion here, mods please delete if inappropriate. Her posts are usually of 3 types: 1. Highly feminist and opinionated posts regarding some obscure event in millitary circles, e.g. "Dr. So & So of DRDO receivng achie...
by sombhat
19 Feb 2010 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 524
Views: 82633

Re: Women in Combat

Just a minor issue worth note. There is perennial shortage of accommodation. Officers have to share accommodation. If there are women, they cannot be expected to share accommodation with a male. In bunkers, there is hardly any space. In a combat situation, men sleep almost cheek by jowl while someo...
by sombhat
14 Dec 2009 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964842

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The most informative part of the Hindu article:

LCH would also have a weaponised version, similar to ALH.


:roll:
by sombhat
26 Nov 2009 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824608

Re: LCA news and discussion

Will settle for pictures and videos instead of chapatis and dal for tonight's supper.
by sombhat
24 Nov 2009 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1585706

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I can see MP5s and a M4 in the last pic. What's the type in the third pic?? :-?
by sombhat
17 Nov 2009 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515606

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Looking at the video, there is no doubt that this is the flying LCRA Rustom. But is this the one which was supposed to make its first flight? I doubt this because the new Rustom MALE design displayed in AI09 was very much like conventional MALE UAVs.

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