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by aditp
04 Mar 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827860

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Noob question here. There was talk of integrating the Kaveri on one of the initial Tejas prototypes (1st one I think) as a flying test bed. Would it be too difficult to convert this inr into an unmanned plane and fly it over coastal areas (over sea) to avoid casualties in case of failure & test?...
by aditp
05 Dec 2018 00:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 263780

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Gurus, below is a screenshot from of the title song taken from a 1980s TV serial by legendary war movie director Chetan Anand called Param Vir Chakra. Do I see an early rpototype of the Arjun here. It seems the DRDO logo/crest is painted on the left fender of the tank. http://i66.tinypic.com/2ihb6rn...
by aditp
27 Jan 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3509
Views: 403439

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

this is going offtrack fast, but I am a pretty good native hindi speaker/reader.. the document is written in a style that will be **incomprehensible** to 99% of the people who are native hindi speakers. Being proud of hindi, and using hindi does not mean we revert to a style that blocks the message...
by aditp
08 Aug 2017 12:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Tank Biathlon 2017 results as of 08/04/2017 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGroUTTVYAAvnJ4.jpg Source Tank Biathlon website http://armygames2017.mil.ru/results_of_contests_ru Not a very encouraging result, especially against China that is using its own design. Wonder how the home grown "Desert Fe...
by aditp
21 May 2017 21:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 263780

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I've always noted, that the Arjun's main gun is always pointed upwards, even when it is on manoeuvers, while the western tanks always move with the gun horizontal (somehow that looks more TFTA). Can anyone tell why this orientation of the Arjun's gun? is this a hangover from the T-72 where the gun ...
by aditp
07 May 2017 01:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Tank Ex was like advanced T-90 with turret bustle. But got canned without even serious discussion. I don't think India will ever have a serious military industrial complex. Didn't it have gun recoil issues? The lighter T72 Chassis not being able to withstand the recoil property and cracking up at p...
by aditp
06 May 2017 12:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 263780

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I've always noted, that the Arjun's main gun is always pointed upwards, even when it is on manoeuvers, while the western tanks always move with the gun horizontal (somehow that looks more TFTA). Can anyone tell why this orientation of the Arjun's gun? is this a hangover from the T-72 where the gun w...
by aditp
10 Apr 2017 11:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 91969

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

^^ Very legit cover story indeed. :roll: :roll: innocent "Retired" afsar goes all the way to Oman and then comes to Nepal instead of easiest route of direct PIA flight ( to avoid being tailed by RAA folks) and then has a interview scheduled 5 kms from Indian border.... Sure. Note the ROFL...
by aditp
10 Apr 2017 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 91969

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Et Tu Brutus? Retired ISI officer goes missing from Lumbini (Nepal), a town five kilometres away from the Indian border. An ex-army man who went to Nepal for a job interview earlier this week has gone missing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria confirmed on Saturday. “Foreign Office is in co...
by aditp
20 Feb 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2229
Views: 401648

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

VRDE and Tech Mahindra were jointly developing 200hp class aerodiesel engine for Rustom 2 UAV. Other forums report that the project has been canceled. Anyone has any leads on this? I wonder why all engine development projects are squashed in Desh. Beyond initial announcement, nothing heard of the Bh...
by aditp
11 Feb 2017 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 462552

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Bengaluru may give India its first jet engine; testing begins BENGALURU: In about 24 weeks, Bengaluru will know if it can give India its first indigenous jet engine. Having developed its first jet engine -successful certification of which will put India in the elite group comprising only three othe...
by aditp
17 Nov 2016 15:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 662762

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

shiv wrote:^^Yeah its a shame when an ABM test "fails" because the incoming missile failed


But why saar? I guess the Prithvi correctly simulated the Enemy mijjile fired East to West. Didn't it?
by aditp
05 Nov 2016 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 647707

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Rusians Did in 1960s ,BUT found It Did not work ,So gave up. Oh Yes! It did work. The PLAAF didnt have a forward deployable airforce until the late 80s/early 90s till the Soviet Union went kaput and the cash strapped Russians supplied Su-27s to China, and the Chinese had the opportunity to hire out...
by aditp
01 Nov 2016 15:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Does anyone have an update, speculation, gossip, chaiwala , dhotiwalla news on the planned indigenous DRDO powerpack for the Arjun? Pls post

http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/drdo-gets-into-action-mode/347607/

Four years of action mode and still no news!
by aditp
01 Nov 2016 13:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

For such a long time there is no news of the Arjun tank in the media or even the social media! And now this news of more T90 in MS configuration. Looks like the MoD is quietly and resolutely burying the Arjun, something that could have been a clear winner in #MakeInIndia if only numbers had been jac...
by aditp
13 May 2016 16:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 64038

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

China elevates military command along Indian border: Report BEIJING: In a surprise move, China has elevated the rank of Tibet's Military Command which looks after the security along its border with India by putting it under the jurisdiction of PLA ground forces, suggesting it may "undertake so...
by aditp
17 Jan 2016 21:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 263780

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Does anyone know if the indigenous engine is an ab initio design or built on a donor engine?earlier there was talk of the base engine being from Cummins. Is that still true? If so which model?any info?
by aditp
01 Jul 2015 23:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Nick_S, what did you ask and at which event?
by aditp
22 Jun 2015 13:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Niran Saab, If MOD motabhai is hauling up DGMF every Monday, how come they had the gumption to come up with this incredibly foolish FRCV proposal?
by aditp
01 Mar 2015 22:18
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

For the mango peepuls, Kulkarni's feats can be visualised like this :

[youtube]http://youtu.be/lHQcFlf1aFI[/youtube]

Magnificent!
by aditp
26 Jan 2015 05:34
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Republic day spl pliss
by aditp
15 Jan 2015 13:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Saaar, The Arjuns are probably repaired by now.
by aditp
09 Jan 2015 19:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 397765

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Would that be the CLGM? Probably the readiness status of the CLGM would be used as another pretext for delaying acceptance and ordering of Mk 2.
by aditp
08 Nov 2014 23:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Just back from weekend show of the movie FURY. Would be a massive understatement to say that the pitted tank on tank engagement between our hero's M4 Sherman and the bad guys' PzKmpfW Tiger UK (was it?) was just aweeeeesooooommme. Vivkeji this gruffy mujahid's dil is beating faster for some pitted e...
by aditp
15 Jun 2014 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122344

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Two videos on the Tata Kestrel 8x8 wheeled infantry combat vehicle



by aditp
18 Mar 2014 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122344

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Really? Would a tank gunner be conversant with Bn $ figures?
by aditp
09 Mar 2014 17:14
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Pliss to update saar.
by aditp
07 Mar 2014 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122344

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

British Marksman AA turret system mounted on a Polish T55 chassis. Poland has 7 of these.
by aditp
20 Feb 2014 20:15
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 46807

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Will the SF guys interdict the shipment? That will be a whole new twist :)
by aditp
21 Sep 2013 15:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 655443

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

What / Who is massa? Yamrikha or Man Mahon or G-O-I or else?
by aditp
05 Sep 2013 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 724336

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

Amyrao wrote:Boss we talk too much, we have too many Dr. Doolittle(s)


Do not underestimate. Doolittle mounted the first successful air raid on Tokyo! :wink:
by aditp
14 May 2013 15:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 166608

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

srai wrote:
SagarAg wrote:Looks operational. Its built for testing N-LCA right?? 8)

Image


Most likely it will also be used by MiG-29K pilots for carrier landing practice.


But why exactly has it been built facing a mountain?
by aditp
29 Jan 2013 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 127614

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

d_berwal wrote:...

do you even know what happens to ones body (medically) after 3 years in SF ? get real!!!


It turns amazingly fit :mrgreen:
by aditp
23 Jan 2013 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2784
Views: 417609

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Tata Motors offers vehicles to replace Tatra trucks Tata Motors has offered its latest vehicles to the Defence Ministry to replace the controversial Tatra trucks, used so far to carry missiles such as Agni and Prithvi. The procurement of Tatra trucks has been put on hold pending a CBI probe into br...
by aditp
19 Jan 2013 01:24
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 585530

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

....whoops missed earlier posts. Self deleted.
by aditp
10 Jan 2013 09:24
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 585530

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

sarabpal.s wrote:they don't have courage to do it knowing that Islamabad is 2minute away than Delhi with conventional weapon.


They actually care for Rawalpindi and bull$hit Islamabad :-?

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