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by Brando
13 Apr 2014 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 190374

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

and the fact that it had the approval of Mrs gandhi... I wonder if she will be so willing to part with even a inch of italian territory? As if the Italians would be so crazy to allow such a person to ever enter high-office. No, even Silvio Berlusconi and his "bunga bunga" affair were bett...
by Brando
12 Apr 2014 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 190374

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

The fact that ANY Indian government will trade even 1 cm of Indian territory to Pakistan in exchange for "peace" should have made all Indians cry bloody murder on the streets. And when it comes to Siachin that should be doubly so. What is sickening is the casualness with which these politi...
by Brando
10 Apr 2014 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3400
Views: 489978

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

I dont think the Zumwalt is in and of itself remarkable as a platform to justify the high price. It is the revolutionary technologies developed however that are more important down the road. Of course, there is no mention of the kinds of teething and performance issues such a complex machine will ha...
by Brando
10 Apr 2014 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 367320

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

Due to JASSMs stealth characteristics, the South Koreans were denied this missile from Uncle Sam. The 1000km JASSM-ER would be a formidable weapon for SEAD and DEAD missions especially in the South China Sea region where Chinese Sukhois would have much longer legs to interdict USAF or USN fighter ai...
by Brando
10 Apr 2014 12:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

^^ Looks like we can't guide our warheads all the way to Beijing or Shanghai on our system alone. Lot of information on the IRNSS launch but little information on how "secure" is it so far. Given the recent spoofing of GPS signals by the Iranians and the Russians to disable drones etc, how...
by Brando
08 Apr 2014 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

You can use a few of these to station all of Indian Warhead Stockpile in outer space and keep it there to be used to target any place on Earth. But no real point to that. Isn't that the same thing as the FOBS (Fractional Orbital Bombardment System) that the Soviets tested back in the 60s ? I think ...
by Brando
08 Apr 2014 16:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Can not a PSLV/GSLV be used as an ICBM with 10,000KM+ range? Why don't we have such long range missiles when the rockets with such range exist? There is a reason why ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles are so different. A ballistic missile is a weapon of war, a satellite weapon is a mode o...
by Brando
07 Apr 2014 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 165512

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ The JSOC helmets only provide safety not ballistic protection. And the above helmet looks more like this one from a Joint Indo-Russian exercises a few years back: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/TMMaPZ8i47I/AAAAAAAALgI/v1KKSTGVoMk/s1600/indra-10-752742.jpg I thought the newer Patka provided...
by Brando
07 Apr 2014 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 661270

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

having a dependency with russia is fine , but having to face problems with spares etc is a big pain How is being "dependent" on anybody FINE ? And if facing problems in spare motivates self-reliance and self-sufficiency, then it is a blessing in disguise. I don't think there is such a thi...
by Brando
07 Apr 2014 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 165512

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ IS that a new helmet to replace the trusty patka or some fancy import ? It's odd looking IMO - no sun shade or ear protection (which is important since there is only soft cartilage between the ear lobe and the brain behind it. ).
by Brando
03 Apr 2014 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 208195

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

new & unexpected news coming in at this time Deal for 126 Rafale fighters close to being signed just days after this Antony refuses govt guarantee to France for Rafale deal Same old, same old really. This is the same "one step forward, two steps back" waltz that the AK skirt at the Mo...
by Brando
30 Mar 2014 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330207

Re: Military Flight Safety

As per local hindi newspaper , plane was diverted towards open area near chambal river to prevent it from crashing over the populated area near karauli where kaila devi temple mela is going on leading to heavy rush in that part. This seems highly unlikely - if the aircraft was "diverted",...
by Brando
30 Mar 2014 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330207

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^ You can bet they will tell us all about how badly the IAF screwed up and let everybody else know about it as well. Given that this crash happened during training exercises, its strange that the IAF has not released any official statement so far on the crash and neither has the MoD. It's also stra...
by Brando
30 Mar 2014 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330207

Re: Military Flight Safety

Training accident and a pretty bad one at that it looks like: IAF's Hercules may have hit hillock, say preliminary reports on crash NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force's C-130J aircraft that crashed on Friday killing all five on board may have banged into a hillock, lost control, and hurtled into the Chamba...
by Brando
20 Mar 2014 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2822
Views: 457465

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Good riddance.

No Tejas, no Arihant, no howitzer, no MMRCA no Scorpene. Even the Vikramaditya is not battle ready. We must thank our neighbors that they have been so generous with us to not take advantage of our weaknesses.
by Brando
20 Mar 2014 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 170414

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why are we talking about AWACS ? Is this some stealth aircraft with ECM ?? This 777 is basically a giant aluminum can, why do we need AWACs ? The real wonder is that shore based radar didn't catch any sign of it at all. The Chinese "snooping" around A&N was something I KNEW would happe...
by Brando
15 Mar 2014 18:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845682

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^ That is not fair to our guys. Our bureaucrats are not chumps, they are very good at negotiating and getting good deals - they've been doing this for decades now. The problem is not signing the deals, it's the follow through. The contracts are negotiated with very little margin for faults and issu...
by Brando
12 Mar 2014 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 170414

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Sanjay, That's his statement. I had a reasonable debate with him on our def correspondents group. As per him, this was written by a young US Navy Lt. who was an exchange officer on the INS Delhi during Malabar. That much was revealed by the Op of the IamA himself. Including the fact that he was a S...
by Brando
10 Mar 2014 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 170414

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ This tripe is OLD OLD bunk posted on Reddit a couple of years ago that ego massaged the Ameriki's. There were no Indians to provide any countervailing arguments to burst this rubbish so this Amerikhan clown kept ranting on and on until he was found out and then hastily cut and ran away before inf...
by Brando
10 Mar 2014 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 631826

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^ "Massively superior weapon systems" "3000ft cigar shaped flying machine"

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Is this some sort of early April Fools joke???
by Brando
08 Mar 2014 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2822
Views: 457465

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Challuna Balm Requirement Article World’s Biggest Arms Importer, India Wants to Buy Local ........ In one telling example, India could buy fully assembled Russian Sukhoi fighters for about $55 million each, but instead mostly relies on kits that are sent to the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautic...
by Brando
07 Mar 2014 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257312

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Strategypage as an information source is notoriously unreliable. It is scarcely anything more than self congratulatory and self aggrandizing American egocentric claptrap. Their dogmatic 2D worldview of America "good", Everybody else "sucks" is predictably amusing. Them saying tha...
by Brando
01 Mar 2014 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 11677

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

I don't think NaMo is going to be some magic panacea. The NDA is astutely promising the sun and the moon for political gain and expediency but delivery is far from certain . I think the AAP has shown that "good intentions" don't translate into "good governance" and the MoD needs ...
by Brando
01 Mar 2014 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Putin has a 100,000 Russians and swarms of his buddies in Crimea ready to kick Ukraine in the shins if they dont swing his way at the end of the day. I don't think the Russians would mind carving up Ukraine if the "pro-EU" Western Ukraine become too aggressive despite assurance that they w...
by Brando
28 Feb 2014 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 11677

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

^^ Might as well be a game of musical chairs. Who joined a few months before another should not be the sole determining factor in choosing military chiefs. This "order of succession" is absurd and dangerous. Individual competence and experience ought to be the determining factors, not some...
by Brando
28 Feb 2014 01:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257312

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Utility of munna will remain as long as India has a potential to be a so-called great power. A nuisance state against a potential great power is always nurtured by Unkil. Unkil will never let go of his pet munna. Never ever. America won't let Pakistan go but not for the reasons you think. Maybe 20-...
by Brando
27 Feb 2014 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

There are many "types" of space suits. There are the non-pressure suits and the pressure suits like the "crew suit", the "intra-vehicle suit", the "launch/re-entry suit", the "moon suit", the "eva suit" and a couple of others. The Russians ...
by Brando
26 Feb 2014 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 11677

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

We should tread cautiously. The ruski Navy maybe would do a better job. Or they could try to cover their backsides if they found a technical fault and blame everything on SDRE submariners who don't know anything. If we want an "outside" review, we have plenty of retired submariners who co...
by Brando
26 Feb 2014 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 11677

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

I think the local commanders are more culpable abt these incident. I can understand if DK Joshi has resigned after a naval engagement with a enemy ( in which IN came out second best) or after a war ( which resulted in india losing ). The responsibility ultimately lies with the man at the top - ALWA...
by Brando
25 Feb 2014 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 631826

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^ You forget Desert Storm where the IRAQI's had a formidable SAM network. And if you think the A-10 is a target, you can only imagine a C130 gunship raining hell from 500 ft off the deck. The only send in the CAS aircraft once they've finished blasting all the SAMs to smithereens and they've domina...
by Brando
23 Feb 2014 00:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 657849

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

In fact, just by the same arguments as stated above, you could also make the argument that this applies for us as well. It need not be a case of useless aesthetics only. Psychology plays an important part and if your population is convinced that western/Russian or in general TFTA looks are part of ...
by Brando
22 Feb 2014 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 657849

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

But isn't it neat looking though? Gotta give Cheen A+ for making smart-looking military stuff. In America "looks" are important because the private contractors have to convince the Pentagon who in turn have to impress Congress to buy their multi-billion high-tech doohickeys. In China &quo...
by Brando
22 Feb 2014 15:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 199850

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ Another Johnny-come-lately "analysis" from China. Just goes to show how badly the Chinese under-estimate and are ill informed about Indian military capabilities. Agni 5 and Arihant are openly disclosed capabilities. The delusion that somehow Chinese diesel electric or even their noisy n...
by Brando
21 Feb 2014 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2822
Views: 457465

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

We must not forget that the OFBs have in fact mass manufactured and delivered a lot of stuff, such as the INSAS rifle which they have manufactured over 2 million @ ~100,000/year, albeit sometimes with quality issues. That is precisely the problem, nobody's forgotten about the INSAS. It's the princi...
by Brando
18 Feb 2014 12:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 208195

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

The USA has been stingy with ATGMs and their associated technology. Are we really to believe that when it come to the SH they will be more open ? Moreover the SH doesn't meet the IAF's qualitative requirements, there is no point in rehashing the same-old, same-old. The GoI and MoD must now come to t...
by Brando
13 Feb 2014 19:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863778

Re: Small Arms Thread

Ok, let's cut out blue on blue. As per MCIWS brochure details posted on another forum, the rifle with Empty magazine is ONLY 3.3 kg which is super astounding 1 kg less than INSAS rifle. It means that MCIWS is manufactured with aerospace level engineering and light alloys. Surely DRDO know what they...
by Brando
13 Feb 2014 18:24
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 6195

Re: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures

Unlike the GreenPine derived LLTR and the Thales derived MFCR, the above two systems and the one on the AEW&C are from our own stables in every sense, and hence, we now have the ability to move onto even more advanced systems in the future. Swordfish LRTR (not LLTR) is a X-band AESA while the a...
by Brando
13 Feb 2014 17:29
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 6195

Re: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures

True that. Check out the transformation of Rustom II from a cross between a cake and Qutab Minar to today's bona fide UAV: 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DRDO_Rustom.JPG 2014: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fWuP_QP2rvg/UvYttzL5X2I/AAAAAAAAV2c/HB2wJEyOEKE/s1600/DSC08490-770195.JPG Empennage stil...
by Brando
12 Feb 2014 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 160850

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Thats true but then why buy only 15 ? They ought to be looking at 50 or more shouldnt they if they want to maneuver 145 M777 guns with any speed ? The purchase of 15 just doesnt' make sense to me. Too little to make much of a difference operationally IMO.
by Brando
12 Feb 2014 16:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 160850

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

While the AH-64 can be seen as a credible purchase due to its superlative capabilities, I've always questioned the rational behind the Chinook purchase. The IA and IAF have been operating Russian helicopters for nearly 3-4 decades now, the Russian supply lines run deep and Indian AirForce engineers ...

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