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by Reddy
15 Mar 2017 05:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 771248

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

srai/Indranil, Those white strips are strain gages? Aluminium foil covering irregularities on the aero surface. Some time back someone explained it as some sort of lightning protection thingy. If you look a the LCA without paint you'll see the metal cage clearly. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.ne...
by Reddy
06 Mar 2017 10:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863952

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^^ Probably has its origins in a British army exercise called the Mad Minute . The 303 Lee Enfield was very suited for this exercise actually, because of its smooth bolt-action. By the way, when the British used the 303 in WW-I, several German units reported they were facing British armed with ma...
by Reddy
04 Jul 2014 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628737

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Dunno about the Indian Army, but chaps I know in the field say that the weapons, particularly the INSAS LMG are totally unreliable, occasionally leading to disaster in life and death situations. If I were a soldier, and was in say, CI ops in Kashmir, and didn't know if my rifle will work or not, I ...
by Reddy
19 Nov 2013 17:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 643719

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Seriously, i don’t know why we give soo much importance to Priyanka whatever. Her background or experience is no better than Pappu, only that she still has this media created enigma around her. This perception of redeemer will fall once she takes the stage… unless we keep separating her from her ret...
by Reddy
18 Aug 2013 04:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 706655

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Amongst all the self-loathing some belated good news, from BR's favorite journo :) http://www.firstpost.com/india/why-lets-abdul-karim-tunda-is-a-major-catch-1040373.html "Lashkar recruits who joined the organisation after 2002 Gujarat pogrom often met Karim, now a mentor and guide to a new ge...
by Reddy
17 Aug 2013 15:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1247265

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

krisna wrote:Image

see how kommunla he is-- using orange klub on green grass with white pants. :wink:


Is Modi a lefty? wow
by Reddy
29 Jun 2013 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 764935

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

any idea what this yellow thing is? From this month's HAL-Connect https://imageshack.us/a/img802/9696/i1cb.jpg It is suit for the new welding chamber for Su-30 MKI engine. You can read the report of the new chamber here http://frontierindia.net/hindustan-aeronautics-opens-manned-chamber-welding-for...
by Reddy
10 Apr 2013 03:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1247265

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hurt is showing. Why it is wrong to compare Rahul Gandhi with Modi http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-why-it-is-wrong-to-compare-rahul-gandhi-with-modi/20130409.htm Trying to defend undefendable - sounds so much like Jay trying to convince Mausi to give her consent for the marriage ...
by Reddy
30 Mar 2013 05:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1247265

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Narendra Modi through the Eyes of Gujarati Muslims, Christians and… Author(s) : Madhu Purnima Kishwar http://www.manushi.in/articles.php?articleId=1685&ptype=&pgno=1 This website has been badly reviewed by WOT. However, i didn't find any malicious content on the site. Is this a new ploy to ...
by Reddy
19 Mar 2013 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 190426

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Much is being made here of the link between the AugustaWestland corruption issue and the marines being let go. I'd actually be very surprised if the Italians risked a multi-billion dollar contract and future arms sales to India for a couple of marines. An example of the kind of arms sales being ris...
by Reddy
12 Mar 2013 13:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 200007

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

juvva wrote:Apparently because it drifted ofcourse...

http://tarmak007.blogspot.in/2013/03/br ... n.html?m=1


Did someone switched off GPS signal again?
by Reddy
06 Mar 2013 16:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1247265

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Ravi_G, That is not entirely correct either. NM was the Home minister as well during that period IIRC. The fact that a under trial with evidence stacked against her became a minister..... ...I guess worse things have happened in UP... Theo ji it is still a matter of public debate as to when a publi...
by Reddy
10 Jan 2013 13:53
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30659

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

ravi_g and johneeG thank you for the pointers on concepts of Dharma and Karma. I am generally in the right direction but for establishing clarity regarding karma as both action and fruit of action for a 9 year old. However, your succinct explanation gives me a good framework to knit some stories to ...
by Reddy
08 Jan 2013 17:27
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30659

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Hi! Sorry for digressing from current theme of discussion. However, didn't know where to post this question. If this is a wrong thread for this… hope you'll excuse me. I have a problem - my 9 year old heavy on Amar chitra katha asks me the difference between dharma and karma and what they actually m...
by Reddy
21 Nov 2012 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune
Replies: 269
Views: 11860

Re: Swift Action:Ajmal Kasab, hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune

Kasab was suffering from Dengue few moons ago.. What was his health condition when he was hanged??? Is this a swift action or Dengue effect…. :roll: :roll: However ironic it may sound but, law does not allow a person who is suffering from any disease to be hung. In fact, a doctor has to certify tha...
by Reddy
23 Sep 2012 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 521537

Re: Internal Security Watch

1. Abrahamic religions are Asuric ideologies. 2. Not all abrahamics are Asuras (remember the story of Prahlada, Vibheeshana etc.,). 3. Good Asuras couldn't make their ideology good, not even in their own houses. 4. The children of Good Asuras cannot be guaranteed to remain good. The underlying ideo...
by Reddy
22 Sep 2012 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 521537

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/dogs.htm 1) KILL THE DOGS From Bukhari Vol. 4, #540 Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle ordered that the dogs should be killed. From Abu Dawud #2839 Abd Allah B. Mughaffal reported the apostle of Allah as saying: Were dogs not a species of creature I s...
by Reddy
26 Mar 2012 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 57040

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

The person who offered the bribe Lt.Gen.Tejinder Singh was the chief of the DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency. I am shivering to even contemplate what else he offered to sell and to whom. Forget the Trucks! The sad thing is, the bribes are usually very tempting and very hard to refuse. During early ...
by Reddy
21 Mar 2012 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 658012

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The magic words must be said to snap people out of it... :) First know your place in the universe. Then ask questions. Fine, let us keep importing. Let us be dependent all the time. Let us bury our head in the sand. Let us not improve things in our favour. Let us play catch up for next 65 years. An...
by Reddy
21 Mar 2012 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 658012

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Sagar G India became independent in 1947. We are in 2012 now. That is 65 years of ‘independence’ and we are still importing about 80% of our military requirements. After 65 years why don’t we have strong technological base? What are the reasons? How do we overcome those obstacles? Do we even have a...
by Reddy
20 Mar 2012 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 601945

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

^^^ Last 3/4 years our satellite programs appear to be more oriented towards trying to get clappings from the gallery rather than the real utility to national requirements. Man to moon, Mars probe ( when is our man to Mars planned? ). ISRO nowadays thinks that the space programs are for show more t...
by Reddy
20 Mar 2012 03:29
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30659

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Here is the ten volume Indian Culture course for kids. Its simple language and very clear. http://www.hindubooks.org/culture_course/book1/index.htm I had bought the print version for my kids and they benefited from it. Sounds very interesting. Can you please forward me a link for online shop for ad...
by Reddy
13 Mar 2012 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32727

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

avoid beer and whiskey - adds calories like nobody's business! red wine in moderation is beneficial - especially against cholesterol, so red meat and red wine is actually good. however, normal indian preparations make drinking red wine difficult due to the competing flavours one fitness instructor ...
by Reddy
20 Feb 2012 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 657485

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Even the Hawk had a single airbrake that was located in front of its ventral fins. Lack of common sense on the part of Hawker Siddeley perhaps? Even the Tornado's airbrakes are located right at the end, just under the fin And look at where the F/A-18's airbrakes are located.. I am no aero expert. I...
by Reddy
19 Feb 2012 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 287848

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://media2.intoday.in/indiatoday/images/stories/ak-antony_350_021812100117.jpg AKA in the new heli inductions Looks like bush jr. moment :rotfl: (i know it is nightvision, however - looks funny) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-stb8sPnAbeg/TmzNXBV_ktI/AAAAAAAAEdM/wgnP2B2B93k/s1600/bush.jpg
by Reddy
18 Feb 2012 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 720583

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Austin wrote:I do see the flare dispensers below the engine the maroonish covered part.


I think maroonish part is engine exhaust. The flare dispensers are the thingy with lot of holes below "Indian air force tag"
by Reddy
16 Feb 2012 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 167243

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

This story of "loose Soviet defense scientists of amazing brilliance" seems more and more like a NPA story, to beef up the Nunn-Lugar funding. These guys were "great" when the system they worked in was "great" and they were trained since babies to work inside that syst...
by Reddy
07 Feb 2012 04:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169885

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I would be more interested to learn how they designate targets. I am sure the bullets are for humans/soft-skinned targets. How would you lase a tiny targets for a tiny ammo with little to no blast radius? I can think of lot of practical difficulties for the spotter.. Amazing tech nonetheless :) No ...
by Reddy
05 Feb 2012 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 167243

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

stallion is good for its role, but lacks the independent half axles of the tatras....which gives tatra a smoother ride across really harsh terrain. My limited understanding of offroad vehicles says, swing axle has nothing to do with smooth ride. One advantage i can think of is better road clearance...
by Reddy
25 Jan 2012 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 446
Views: 82707

Re: Military Humor and related



Sorry, i din't get it.
What's so funny about it?
by Reddy
15 Jan 2012 06:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 940680

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

10% strangely looks that he is open, straight forward and honest. Kee-yani looks constipated and probably posturing to fart from the left side. Dark circles around his eyes. Overall looks like an dis honest and ruffled person. Actually 10% looks like a dog that has surrendered to alpha of the pack....
by Reddy
11 Dec 2011 05:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178994

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Tattoos on arms are a common thing in India (mostly religious symbols and such stuff) not sure if that is a factor though. Probably you are correct. I have seen traditional tattooing in my grandfather's village when i was a kid (late 70s). For men tattoos are invariably done on arm using some sort ...
by Reddy
18 Sep 2011 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 151475

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Mataji goes to the land of freedom for few weeks. The land of freedom suddenly says Modi is the most progressive and fit to be PM of India. And, suddenly whole India goes in a tizzy. The questions is - Did a deal between Mataji and the land of what ever fell through? Or, Is this a case of propping u...
by Reddy
06 Sep 2011 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 304197

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Just started learning Indian chess. Hope i am not digressing here (sorry if i am)… however, according to wiki chess was mentioned in Mahabharata too so it is with us for sometime. Since chess was believed to be used as a war strategy learning tool, can we learn sometime about battle formations from ...
by Reddy
27 Aug 2011 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 151475

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

When we look at the corruption in India at all stages, the situation looks really hopeless. I just read a letter from an Indian reader in a singapore newspaper… where this guys points out that he left country because of corruption and of course, lot of other desis agree with him and say they did the...
by Reddy
25 Aug 2011 04:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 61345

Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Putting such a warning on the main site might actually increase their hit rate . Because people would go there out of curiosity.. Thats normal tendency .... Kids who are warned by parents to not visit dirty sites are actually more likely to go there... It would be like giving them free publicity.. ...
by Reddy
24 Aug 2011 03:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 61345

Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Why don't we start Pakistan defense forum to have fun with them. There i no need to masquerade here, we can say on the index page that it is managed by Indians. This will allow all compulsive desi pak-bashers to vent their adrenaline at the same time, it will draw most pakis to defend their mothered...
by Reddy
23 Aug 2011 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 151475

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The biggest problem with this movement is it has become or made synonymous with Anna. I would rather if the cause was kept separate. That way even if Anna succumbs to the dark side the cause will not be lost. Now i kind of understand why i am getting bad feeling about his whole episode all along. An...
by Reddy
22 Aug 2011 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 234064

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Frankly, this whole business is going too smooth for Anna to believe. Something is not right, especially i didn't expect Cong govt to be so stupid that it allowed Anna to grow so big (my family has lots of chota mota congi leaders and i know what they are capable of). On the contrary, they helped hi...
by Reddy
31 Jul 2011 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217570

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

^ "Truth is, 90 percent of the people there, you will find, they'll do the most stupid things, impulsive things. I know for a fact. At the same time, Americans are bighearted people, and the remaining 10 percent of them are smart. Bloody smart. That's why they rule the world." true - imho...

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