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by pkudva
14 Sep 2020 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724067

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

At this point, the C295W will be the fastest route for the new AEW. CCS has already approved and the first few in the AEW config can be bought directly from airbus. This allows for decent continuity as well. Update on the Approval of CCS is yet to be reported. Hopefully it must be done. Indeed a Cr...
by pkudva
09 Jan 2020 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214230

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I wish CCS cleared Contracts are signed during Def Expo. TejasMk1A- Pending LCH-Pending Ka226T-Pending Phalcon/Add Netra- Pending NSAMS-Pending Raytheaon IFSTAR-- Pending Addl. Su 30- Pending Add. Mig 29- Pending C-295- Pending And many more which are less than 3000 Crs and not subjected to CCS appr...
by pkudva
09 Jan 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083627

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Like a Typical Indian Process Targets are tried to be met only in Q4. Why the concept of Progressive delivery at efficient Global acceptance level can be achieved by HAL.
by pkudva
09 Jan 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724067

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Ok, here is some good news. The proposal for the procurement of 2 A-330 AWACs reaches final stage. Air Force set to get two more warning systems Need to place the actual contract soon. Its gonna be good 3-4yrs after contract signature for Airbus to deliver first airframe and total 7 yrs IIRC from c...
by pkudva
26 Dec 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Wonder what is the News on M60R Contract.
Draft was ready to be signed during 2+2.
I feel Budget is a constraint for many Contracts which hsve been cleared either by CCS/FM & RM ( Below 3000 Cr)
by pkudva
26 Nov 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316161

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Relook at the orderbook: 144 ATAGs (52 cal) 109 K-9 Vajra (52 cal) 114 Dhanush (45 cal) 300 Sarang upgrades (45 cal) 145 M777 ULH (39 cal) A total of 812, 155mm guns and we are still not done with our orders. The unannounced but operative policy to not induct arty in IA which seemed to have been in...
by pkudva
16 Nov 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045393

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Today's HT report says negotiations for Ka-226T have stalled over indigenous content. The Indian side is now asking for the indigenous content of the 140 helicopters to be assembled in India, to be increased from the current projected 60% level. The deal initially was supposed to be for 60 helis to...
by pkudva
19 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019352

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

dinesha wrote:Looks like K4 test ranging about 3200 KM from Submerged Pontoon off Visakhapatnam Cost

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This makes me to think, can this be a desended Trajectory Test of K5?
by pkudva
17 Oct 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316161

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The PSU's (sic) may/may not deliver the Dhanush or Sarangs, but you can bet that L&T, Mahindra and Bharat Forge/TATA will be delivering those K 9, M777 and ATAGS(Trial Order) on time or even before time. What are you talking of boss. Dhanush is in production after successful trials. Sarang had ...
by pkudva
26 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3081
Views: 761412

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What are the armaments which the Kalvari and Khanderi are equipped with.
Are they still without the much needed Torpedoes,if so it would be a fish without a teeth.
by pkudva
10 Nov 2018 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125635

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Baarath_S You are rude and disrespectful. The forum does not need such people who attribute motives to admins. I gave you an out but you persist. I am banning you. Bye. I have been following BR for more than a Decade( Approx 15+ Yrs )....I must say this is one of the best forums to be into and read...
by pkudva
19 Sep 2018 21:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282225

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The news says that the Akash-1S has already been tested. However, no news of the tests have ever been posted. Good news though that 2 additional regiments have been ordered for the Army. Any news on the order for additional 7 squadrons for the IAF? Last heard, it was still under price negotiations....
by pkudva
26 Jan 2018 17:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282225

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Mk2 version of Agni 4 https://s17.postimg.org/44n0nncbz/IMG-20180125-_WA0056.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/dcf94ew9r/IMG-20180125-_WA0055.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/cznuy9gkv/IMG-20180125-_WA0054.jpg All credits to @Nexoft007 of DFI Can You get us the Link of the Detailed Article. Further What is DF...
by pkudva
20 Oct 2017 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216270

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Soryu would have been welcome. But the Way MOD works makes vendors nervous. While Evaluation Wish India considers the Idle Time which MDL will have post the completion of scorpene, TOT Issues, the vast capability of Pvt sector & technical requirements while the submarine which will roll out in l...
by pkudva
20 Oct 2017 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214230

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

L8cnF-EI6lY I certainly wish this gets concluded soon. However Indian Bureaucracy is so busy in only pushing the files. I do not know who monitors the Projects & who is held accountable for delay in the conclusion of contracts, Delay in delivery, commissioning & allotment of necessary resou...
by pkudva
21 Apr 2017 13:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 848095

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karthik S wrote:It was cleared in march by the cabinet.


However the Contract is Yet to be signed.....Post CCS Clearance , Contract is to be signed.

Hence the Query, Has it been signed....Only Posy Contract Signing, Production can Proceed
by pkudva
21 Apr 2017 12:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 848095

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karthik S wrote:
Livefist‏ @livefist
BREAKING: India's L&T & Korea's Hanwha Techwin sign Rs 4600 cr #MakeInIndia deal to build 100 K9 Vajra-T tracked howitzers for Indian Army.


Does that mean The contract with MOD has been signed or.......Post this the Contract with MOD shall be signed.
by pkudva
21 Mar 2017 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The Late March Splash on Defence Contracts is missing this Time.

Long Pending Deal of K-9 is suddenly Invisible. Looks Like MOD is in Shambles Post the Exit of Ex RM.
by pkudva
24 Dec 2016 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Its been really glad to see the DAC happening on Monthly Basis, but the concern still remains is the conversion of the AON to Contracts. Thats Pretty Bad, some of critical contracts have been stuck for Yrs and see no light of the day. Hope RM & FM reviews it and get CCS clearance. Until we have ...
by pkudva
08 Dec 2016 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258895

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

hnair wrote:pkudva, INS Viraat is around


I thought It had been tigged from Cochin to Mumbai for De-commissioning. In this stage it will not be in Operational state.

Pls correct me if I am wrong.
by pkudva
08 Dec 2016 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201612071048291618-india-order-locally-made--launchers/ india Orders Locally Made Rocket Launchers, Despite Faulty Ammunition Issues R Despite complaints of faulty ammunition, India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) spent $490 million on 36 Pinaka Mark-1 multi-barrel rocket l...
by pkudva
08 Dec 2016 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258895

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

2 Aircraft Carriers???

INS Vikrant is not in Service.

Only INS Vikramaditya is in Active Service.
by pkudva
02 Dec 2016 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

http://www.business-standard.com/article/specials/as-loc-heats-up-army-contracts-for-two-rocket-regiments-from-l-t-tata-power-116120101300_1.html Confirms the Contract for 3rd & 4th Regiment of Pinaka has been signed with Pvt Players. Welcome development with the signing of the M777 Contract too...
by pkudva
24 Oct 2016 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258895

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

prasannasimha wrote:S1 was the land based reactor at Kudamkulam


Its Kalpakkam.
by pkudva
12 Oct 2016 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5626
Views: 711249

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India Not Approving of Russia-Pakistan Military Cooperation "We have conveyed our views to the Russian side that military cooperation with Pakistan, which is a state that sponsors and practices terrorism as a matter of state policy, is a wrong approach. It will only create further problems. &q...
by pkudva
12 Oct 2016 12:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 382982

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Some time back there were talks on Identifying Pvt Players to Build the Tejas Fighter which would help in expediting the Deliveries.

Since then, no news has been heard or movement seen. HAL in no way looks to meet the dead line with the current set of Infrastructure and the Projects on Hand.
by pkudva
12 Oct 2016 11:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 623702

Re: Indian Air Force News and Discussion - 21 Sept 2015

KC-46 may be as expensive as Airbus. Sure that MOF shall reject the Funding.

IL-78 certainly looks to have an Upper Hand. Frequent Cancellations are only hurting the IAF as it been a Decade since it was Last Planned for.

Jai Hind!!!
by pkudva
12 Oct 2016 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Hi, Any Signature of Deals with Russia would need CCS Nod. I am hopeful if there is an cabinet Meet today it should be cleared. If such case, news may get leaked on the clearance today/Tmrw itself. Wish all the critical deals are signed during this weekend's Summit . This would also give strong mess...
by pkudva
21 Aug 2016 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 315437

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Gosh the saga never ends. Though it is always to have negotiation. But put new Pts is also not good specially when we know delaying the contract will only hurt IAF.
Hope some sense prevails in MOD, MOF & to CCS.
by pkudva
21 Aug 2016 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4210
Views: 413663

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

INS Chenni is under Sea Trails hopefully should be commissioned soon. Worry shud be of P 28 whose induction is also pending along with the HAT of 2nd sub of Scorpene Class. All of them are running behind schedule. Yards should be penalized for late delivery & commissioning.
by pkudva
21 Aug 2016 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808895

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Thanks.I was literally struggling to get the Links from last week. The way I could see them Train ( Only which were shown on Discovery) except the confidential ones showed how strong mentally and physically they become. Secondly, I loved when one of the Training Officers say" when enemies come ...
by pkudva
19 Aug 2016 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808895

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Can some one share the link of Discovery channel documentary on Indian Special Forces. I missed it.
by pkudva
19 Aug 2016 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724067

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

When is our AWE&C planned for Induction. Hearing from long time since 2014 .....any updates. How can a system be exported without it being inducted into its own forces.
by pkudva
14 Jun 2016 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258895

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

I Guess, The commissioning or the News on the INS Arihant will surface unless the NSG Meet and discussions are done. It will have strategic implications while speaking at Global Forum.
by pkudva
03 Feb 2016 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4679
Views: 917145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Long overdue test, previous one was in Jan 2015. It was supposed to be inducted this year per last years announcement. Friends-Nothing to do with any specific Individual. The System has to be fine tuned based on the Parameters read/witnessed earlier. New Systems are to incorporated whenever new tes...
by pkudva
27 Jan 2016 07:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 623702

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

CAG had recently told Parliamentary Committee that IL-78 were under utilized along with Phalcon. The Addl. Tanker Deal goes back to a decade and it is indeed surprising that Deal has not been finalized. Probably lack of funds and considering it is not under Priority the deal may be Put on the Back B...
by pkudva
27 Jan 2016 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 315437

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The way things are going for Rafael, India should take its own Time until French reduce the Price. Mean Time, India has 2 Options go with SuMKI/Su-35S (which I am sure) Russians vl again again harder to get as much money as Possible. Second would be the easiest, Induct & Enhance the Production F...
by pkudva
05 Jan 2016 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 315437

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Is it True that Contract for 12 U-2I is also concluded with Japan. If so, then MOD is on a Roll to conclude Contracts.

I am sure with Q4 and year closure coming nearby , they would like to expedite the conclusion of contracts and issue the Advance Payments.
by pkudva
23 Dec 2015 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258895

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dgjrkI4Ouco/VlcAcX1oBOI/AAAAAAAAZKw/tIsno9q1aes/s1600/AuVO_UDFouJJf4W57bFd_oegvgmqTnjalpkegTFs5IeF.jpg First Arihant photo I am seeing , showing it's profile. Photo by The Hindu, linked via Shiv Aroor's blog. In what Ever configuration she may be, It looks like a Beast. I ...
by pkudva
18 Dec 2015 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4210
Views: 413663

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

pkdua sahab, akulas and arihants are for different purpose. we need both of them. Thanks I know it very well. My reply was only pertaining to Russians coming to Vizag. I still re-iterate they shall continue to come as their consultancy shall be required in all eventualities or Navy shall demand for...

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