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by Arya Sumantra
20 Apr 2011 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

On the other hand a light, maneuverable missile may be useful against all targets, but may not carry the explosive power required to overcome fortified ground targets. That is as far as my knowledge goes on the issue. When Astra was planned, i believe, we did not have recently discovered CL-20. So ...
by Arya Sumantra
20 Apr 2011 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-4_Falcon The Falcon, already operational on Air Defense Command aircraft, was designed to be used against bombers and its slow seeker cooling times requiring as much as 6 to 7 seconds to obtain a lock on a target rendered it largely ineffective against maneuvering f...
by Arya Sumantra
18 Apr 2011 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1049
Views: 60035

Re: Libya No Fly Zone: Political and strategic aspects

There should be next or another UN resolution warning to Gaddafi's regime. It should demand Gaddafi to stop attacking Misurata's civilians immediately. If he does not stop or listen then next UN resolution should be passed to protect Misurata by all means including sending any troups. If SF sent by...
by Arya Sumantra
16 Apr 2011 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 200066

Re: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops

It would have been much better if the pirates caught were left without fuel and comms in their boats. If they reached their shores somehow then good for them. The risk would be their punishment. In their current punishment do we really believe our ships are going to drop them back in Somalia once th...
by Arya Sumantra
15 Apr 2011 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 254083

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

http://outlookindia.com/article.aspx?271389 Removing Misconceptions Addressing some of the issues and concerns raised by a number of commentators on the provisions in the draft of Jan Lokpal Bill PRASHANT BHUSHAN The draft Jan Lokpal bill seeks to create an institution which will be largely indepen...
by Arya Sumantra
14 Apr 2011 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Gurus, what happens if an aam is used against a ground target? Is the background clutter from the ground side so much that an aam simply cannot get good Signal to Noise ratio against the ground based target no matter what? Could simplify logistics and preparedness if there was a "multi-role&qu...
by Arya Sumantra
13 Apr 2011 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

With the many countermeasures and lower rcs fighters the precision of an aam would be lower. So for lower precision a higher amount of xplosive should be used for AA purpose so that even if fighter tries to escape it would be impacted. For AG purposes the higher precision would require lower amount ...
by Arya Sumantra
13 Apr 2011 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Thanks, Shivji. The warhead type proximity vs tandem is a problem. I was using a combination of two frequently used logic - 1. Higher the precision, lesser the explosive needed. 2. If wounding an enemy soldier or damaging enemy equipment is enough, don’t kill it. A bunker was anyways out of question...
by Arya Sumantra
11 Apr 2011 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 510231

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Gurus, what happens if an aam is used against a ground target? Is the background clutter from the ground side so much that an aam simply cannot get good Signal to Noise ratio against the ground based target no matter what? Could simplify logistics and preparedness if there was a "multi-role&quo...
by Arya Sumantra
08 Apr 2011 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 684333

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^ According to one of the comments on the video the bum is not released but rather it's the pylon that broke off detached from the wing ! It does seem to be the case.
by Arya Sumantra
08 Apr 2011 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 144513

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Boreas wrote:And then there is this nobody.. who just got heck of 20,000 one rupee coins and everybody wants to make his life a living hell!
And if you Let the big daddy go and hang the poor man.. I don't see any justice in that.

Since the big fishes have escaped, so let's become totally shameless now :mrgreen:
by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1049
Views: 60035

Re: Libya No Fly Zone: Political and strategic aspects

This is where I find him dangeorus, and since he has once spoken in favour of Kashmiri Islamists - for me he has crossed the one-strike limit. Yes, but think of it this way. If this man survives who is he going to be a pain for ? Have some of those ppl(who would be in pain) not been fomenting troub...
by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 254083

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

When one is naive, one lends his shoulder as support to all and sundry firing at others for their purpose. That is what I fear this man will end up becoming - a useful tool for naxals, EJs and the like who will use the frustration with corruption as an alibi for their aims. They(vested background in...
by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 684333

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^ They were testing the drop of 250 lb bum and it is a dummy bum and the chase plane, filming it got the surprise.
by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 684333

Re: LCA News and Discussions

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by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 254083

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

From http://www.annahazare.org/pdf/Jan%20lokpal%20bill%20by%20Expert%20(Eng).pdf A selection committee consisting of the following shall be set up: ......... d. All Nobel Laureates of Indian Origin ........ f. Last two Magsaysay Award winners of Indian origin With anglo-saxon habit of giving politi...
by Arya Sumantra
07 Apr 2011 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 254083

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

BJP in two minds over Hazare''s version of Lokpal Bill Such leaders are also against making NGOs and social activists too powerful in fixing accountability as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal Bill. "They will become more powerful than elected representatives and legislators," a senior BJP lead...
by Arya Sumantra
06 Apr 2011 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 587775

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

So far Amirkhan has been at the receiving end of guerrilas in afg backed by Pak fauj. It would be interesting situation if Pak fauj in KSA had to face shiite guerrilas backed by Amirkhan. That would be a sweet way to get back at them for Amirkhan. It paid back the soviets in afg for what they did to...
by Arya Sumantra
06 Apr 2011 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 587775

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

After defacto partition of Libya between oil rich and no oil regions, KSA also has the same prospects. which would be a good thing if it happens. The wahabbi fundies fomenting radicalism and perpetually poisoning the IM clerics minds, would lose their petro$ since it is the shia regions which are o...
by Arya Sumantra
04 Apr 2011 15:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 318209

Re: The Cricket World Cup Celebration Thread

abhishek_sharma wrote:You don't need to own a media website to read Gambhir's interview:

http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/PUBLICATIONS/HT/HD/2011/04/04/Article//018/04_04_2011_018_002.jpg

Relieved to see that. Whatever websites I usually frequent have only Dhoni or Sachin.
by Arya Sumantra
04 Apr 2011 14:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 318209

Re: The Cricket World Cup Celebration Thread

It is really sad and demoralising how Gautam Gambhir has been ignored by everyone from top guys, interviewers, media and lastly even commenters among the public. The man who really withstood the pressure of crumbling batting line-up giving in to the initial pressure with sehwag's wicket and then ten...
by Arya Sumantra
03 Apr 2011 04:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 318209

Re: The Cricket World Cup Celebration Thread

That was some example of handling pressure. Also the good thing is, the match showed that younger breed could carry the mantle after SRT and continue our batting form from here. Great work team India
by Arya Sumantra
02 Apr 2011 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 144513

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

^^ few would replace f414 with kaveri-snecma in a gripen. If you want our engine progress to succeed via a venture route then rafale completes the picture with lca+rafale+amca using kaveri snecma engine in future. Also it would be good for Tejas's future if a twin-enginned mmrca is chosen.
by Arya Sumantra
02 Apr 2011 19:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 318209

Re: The Cricket Thread

Just look at it this way. We lost two players. Think that these were normal players. Even with out them we have a deep batting line up, the next 4 are better than the ones in other teams SL were going at lower run rate than this and we have lost only one additional wicket Om namo Bhagawate vasudeva...
by Arya Sumantra
01 Apr 2011 03:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 318209

Re: The Cricket Thread

Bah Humbug , I see the final as an easier match now that we have won against the Bakis the mental pressure would be relieved and players should be able to play their natural game. I predict that final won't be as close as our match with TSP and we will sail through comfortably. Pardon my ignorance ...
by Arya Sumantra
01 Apr 2011 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 587775

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^ We have already agreed to deploy but only in the event of matter hitting the fan. The "protesters" targeted Indians. They made a major mistake by targeting our people. India will deploy to protect the Indian population. Period. We already have agreement with our closest allies in the G...
by Arya Sumantra
31 Mar 2011 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 200066

Re: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops

USSR has more powerful missiles and the assets to shoot a lot of them for decades but the US still continued building CVNs @ $5 bil each. That USSR has powerful missiles does not help make small fries like Libya and Iraq any less vulnerable so their CVN investment has helped them. The problem is mo...
by Arya Sumantra
31 Mar 2011 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 587775

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

brihaspati wrote:Well the more the Pakis go there to fight local anger - the better!

True.
Also I hope yindians are not sent to the peninsula at all. At times when we are facing the two-front conflict scenario we need every pair of boots on our soil and ready for immediate response.
by Arya Sumantra
30 Mar 2011 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challenges
Replies: 266
Views: 38873

Re: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challe

First the navy. It is clear that surface ships have limited utility against a modern enemy. Aircraft carriers are basically floating targets. The logical thing would be to go easy on the aircraft carriers etc, but develop a force of at least 100 submarines. A carrier is modern day equivalent of Ash...
by Arya Sumantra
30 Mar 2011 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 80383

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Lalmohanji I was referring to media's excessive criticism of rebels not yours or by forummers here. The rebels are indisciplined bunch but they can be excused as they are basically civilians who have learnt to press trigger and have youthful thrill for adventure. But the failure of seasoned embedded...
by Arya Sumantra
30 Mar 2011 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 80383

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Perhaps criticism is lavishly heaped on rebels to also cover up that the embedded bearded anglo SF personnel SAS aren't really exceptional.
by Arya Sumantra
29 Mar 2011 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 80383

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Singha wrote:
SaiK wrote:DEW (directed energy) might give us the real protection.

how to power it in the field? duracell batteries will not work :)

a turbine based powerplant mounted on a truck perhaps. adapted from Kaveri ???
by Arya Sumantra
29 Mar 2011 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 170477

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

krisna, according to the cable, it is Jaitley, not Blake, who characterized it as "opportunistic" . There is no ambiguity there. It's called reporting as fact where someone is putting words in the mouth. It is Blake's interpretation of Jaitley's comments that they are "opportunistic&...
by Arya Sumantra
29 Mar 2011 14:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 80383

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

imho we should follow the american model Their model uses airborne platforms using fighters loaded with aams often described as "flying sam batteries" as compared to truck based ground mobile batteries in russkie model. Now what is cheaper to own - a truck or a fighter? What is cheaper to...
by Arya Sumantra
29 Mar 2011 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 144513

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

I would rather not combine the two(upgrade and mrca). God forbid if anything investigation or whatever halts/delays the mmrca, the M2K upgrade too will get delayed ! We have built ourselves such a bureacratic-procedural-judicial maze that our own possible subsequent actions are biggest threat to us ...
by Arya Sumantra
28 Mar 2011 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1049
Views: 60035

Re: Libya No Fly Zone: Political and strategic aspects

So French secret service did it, AQ did it, USA did it, UK did it, and Gaddafi did nothing to help them in their task! In all of this Gaddafi was a saintly character. Gaddafi distributed arms to all Libyans, and let rebel cells develop and sprout and flourish. How long do we buy into the myths of w...
by Arya Sumantra
28 Mar 2011 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 170477

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

One could also see the unseemly haste with which the US wants to push through its agenda rather than escalating the relationship step-by-step. It's their String of Pearls approach. Note the endless of barrage of treaties from ABCD to WXYZ. Only that the pearls in this case are not countries but tre...
by Arya Sumantra
27 Mar 2011 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1049
Views: 60035

Re: Libya No Fly Zone: Political and strategic aspects

If Gadfly had built tunnel network then this air dominance, eyes in the sky and eyes in the vacuum would not have disconnected his reinforcements and not restricted the movements of his men so much and not even allowed them to be noticed.
by Arya Sumantra
23 Mar 2011 20:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 255107

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

Many would think that uncle might be applying pressure on papistan to reform/mend its radical ways. But how many actually think that uncle himself is getting impressed and picking up the ways of our neighbour? Uncle now has organizations on its uniformed campuses like Cadets for Christ etc. Sometime...
by Arya Sumantra
01 Mar 2011 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2157
Views: 362276

Re: Military Multimedia Content

Although it is in French, but it has nice presentation style and visuals. Just posting here so that we keep it as a benchmark.


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