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by aditp
17 Sep 2020 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

.................... I don't think our T-series tanks are up against Chinese type-15's. If a T-72/90 can reach some place, Chinese Type-99's can too. The type-15's will be used in places where the larger tanks cannot reach or operate easily or be sustained logistically. Having a fire-and-forget ATG...
by aditp
04 Aug 2020 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What could be the point of comparing 8x8 AFV with a 4x4 tactical utility vehicle. Looks like the usual rigmarole of consigning indigenous development to oblivion has started again!
by aditp
05 Jul 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ This image is atleast 3~5 yrs old.There has been an absolute silence on this topic from the DRDO, except the cryptic phrase - work is going on!
Earlier it was rumored to be based on the Cummins QSK38
by aditp
04 Jul 2020 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

So it required a crisis to Armor Corps to notice that the Chinese have a 35ton tank :roll: Deployed since 2018.. The choice of main gun would be very interesting here. The IA probably would push for the Roosie 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore main gun, logistical similarity et al. However the platform is ess...
by aditp
24 Jun 2020 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I'm wondering if the cold climate version of Arjun could have been of a use here. Could it have been a lighter version? The C-17 is capable of lifting the Arjun (with several tonnes to spare). The cold climate (actually high altitude) version is really a special grade of fuel and lubricant, which w...
by aditp
01 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion


Why not just use the Arjun APU? Will provide commonality of pats across the supply chain and easier maintenance. I think its assembled by MAK Controls and powered by Kirloskar Air cooled engine.

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by aditp
23 Jan 2020 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204644

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Last months news: http://www.spsmai.com/news/?id=510&q=Biggest-Make-in-India-programme-for-Indian-Army-dropped Basically right in 2015 the AQSR was drafted for match fixing the Make in India program. Very clearly after 5 years its found no one can develop that in India. The MoD is at fault for ...
by aditp
25 Aug 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736573

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The video below is a talk by Abhijeet Iyer Mitra. A bit longish (&Hinglish) but would be quite stupefying if the Su30 actually is as big a nightmare and useless as he claims. 500kms range? really? See the first 10 mins. What do the Garus say? ====================== Mod Note : Already being discu...
by aditp
13 May 2019 21:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 902811

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Dreams...wet dreams of Pakis

https://youtu.be/icV2qnxgvmA
by aditp
04 Mar 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139590

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: 343648

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: 4308
Views: 740037

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 343648

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 343648

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: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 129416

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: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 129416

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: 2393
Views: 511940

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: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 622611

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: 4679
Views: 915946

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: 4510
Views: 1029721

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 103151

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: 343648

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 75905

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: 75905

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: 75905

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: 3546
Views: 527056

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: 75905

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4308
Views: 235721

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4308
Views: 235721

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: 75905

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Pliss to update saar.

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