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by Ravishankar
22 Jul 2018 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3760
Views: 734866

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

How come no one talks about the M2k upgrade costs to put into perspective the costs associated with French wares? If the UPA claims they were negotiating 126 for $9B then they should explain the upgrade cost for ~50 M2k.
by Ravishankar
09 Sep 2013 20:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 308906

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Can't recall if this was posted.

Sweeping mines, salvaging looted gold after the 1971 War

http://indrus.in/blogs/2013/08/31/sweep ... 28955.html
by Ravishankar
26 Dec 2012 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 842535

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

Government rejects Mahindra's proposal for Rs 100 crore defence JV with Rafael

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 766273.cms

Wonder Why?
by Ravishankar
21 Sep 2012 14:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 252070

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Kargil war was a poor test of India's air warfare capability: US think-tank

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 488165.cms
by Ravishankar
01 Feb 2012 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 258664

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Indian Army preparing for limited conflict with China: US intel chief

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 710850.cms
by Ravishankar
01 Feb 2012 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 324918

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

:twisted: Phew! Great choice...I was always rooting for Rafale. MKI, Rafale, LCA, PAK FA and AMCA, not a bad line up in the years to come.
by Ravishankar
01 Jan 2012 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy new Year
Replies: 27
Views: 2977

Re: Happy new Year

Happy New Year everyone. Much to look forward for this year...
by Ravishankar
24 Dec 2011 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3793
Views: 422538

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

US delivers last Super Hercules cargo plane this weekend

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 220678.cms
by Ravishankar
25 Aug 2011 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 800888

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

China deploys advanced CSS-5 MRBMs on Indian border: US

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/n ... 00220.html
by Ravishankar
03 Jun 2011 14:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 742973

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Here is my thought on it. My eye doctor once told me that an eye sight becomes less because eye gets lazy. So, if I don't excercise my spellings, it will follow the eye sight. My friend tells me that she has same problem because she writes directly into the news box. Ideally, it has to be written o...
by Ravishankar
15 Nov 2010 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 485875

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Even if we order 10 we would be the second largest operator of C 17 after USA
by Ravishankar
12 Nov 2010 10:58
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 204549

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Need to figure out how to get press passes so you can shoot from the flight lines, chances of much better pictures from there (much closer at any rate) Hey Merlin, incase you figure out what passes are req and how to get them then please enlighten us as well. Last AI we were frustrated as we could ...
by Ravishankar
09 Jul 2010 16:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 688504

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

INSAT 4-B spacecraft hit by power problem

http://thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article507450.ece
by Ravishankar
11 Jun 2010 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Where can i spot IAF fighters at close range in Banglore
Replies: 110
Views: 13050

Re: Where can i spot IAF fighters at close range in Banglore

Don't get to do this very often.......... IB4TL :eek: :P :) :D :lol: :rotfl: :roll:
by Ravishankar
04 May 2010 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 963808

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

No delay in fighter jet tender process: IAF chief

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/ ... 421357.ece
by Ravishankar
04 May 2010 09:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 142798

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Venu wrote:haa..thank God. We are back to our old template. New one, though looks good is very confusing.

Nice to be back :)


I second that :)
by Ravishankar
23 Feb 2010 14:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 987743

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India, China to undertake joint air exercise in 2012: IAF chief

http://sify.com/news/india-china-to-und ... gbcff.html
by Ravishankar
15 Jan 2010 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 456725

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Some news form Roys http://www.royfc.com/acft_news_old_jan2.html#13jan India Buying Fifth Generation Fighters The Indian air force plans to buy 250 fifth generation fighters. The project will be developed using the joint efforts of Indian and Russian firms. This aircraft is known as the PAK FA in Ru...
by Ravishankar
16 Oct 2009 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 445970

Re: International Military Discussion

Shaw-based F-16s crash over Atlantic, one missing

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11324477

2 Shaw F-16s collide off S. Carolina coast

http://www.f-16.net/news_article3871.html
by Ravishankar
17 Sep 2009 12:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 777479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

U.S. to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield

Defense Plans for Poland, Czech Republic to Be Dropped as Iran Rocket Threat Downgraded; Moscow Likely to Welcome Move

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125314575889817971.html
by Ravishankar
16 Sep 2009 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 569351

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

are you sure it was not a HUD that your friend confused for HMS ? HMS is not something that you 'see' unless you positively identify the particular model mounted on a helmet. Rahul, that’s exactly what I thought when he spoke about an HMS but the photos that he got from the trip had detailed photos...
by Ravishankar
15 Sep 2009 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 569351

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Rahul, a friend of mine just got a dream tour of a base (as his cousin is a mig pilot) and he told him abt an HMS for Mig 27. I wish I could share the photos of his tour...... rather I wish I was there instead of him :( In fact even I thought that my friend was wrong abt this info but he insists tha...
by Ravishankar
15 Sep 2009 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 569351

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hope somebody answers this "Does mig 27 have an HMS?"
by Ravishankar
14 Sep 2009 12:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 987743

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Does Mig 27 have HMS??
by Ravishankar
07 Apr 2009 12:49
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

Yep thats him
by Ravishankar
07 Apr 2009 12:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

I know its way too late.... Made my first visit to AI, must say a wonderful experience to see all these beautiful aircrafts in person after having read so much about them. One lesson learnt is to avoid visiting the show on a weekend. Posting some images: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/AeroIndia...
by Ravishankar
06 Apr 2009 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 20970

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

India: Bribes Could Terminate Deal with Israel

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i= ... =ASI&s=AIR
by Ravishankar
02 Apr 2009 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 388
Views: 34249

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Western Air Command achieves 'zero' accident rate this year

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/00 ... 021032.htm
by Ravishankar
12 Feb 2009 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 40121

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

US, Russian Satellites Collide http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/159415/us_russian_satellites_collide.html Debris Spews Into Space in Collision of Satellites http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/science/space/12satellite.html?hp Not sure if this news belongs here but sure has some relevance...
by Ravishankar
12 Feb 2009 10:23
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

K prasad - Thanks for the info.
by Ravishankar
11 Feb 2009 19:14
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

Since I will making my first visit to the AI, had a few questions.. .

1. Is there any parking space for visitors cars?
2. Is there any major fuss if you are carrying cameras - SLRs & lenses (Security checking etc.)

Appreciate response form vetrans.
by Ravishankar
03 Feb 2009 15:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

The ticket sale will start from tomorrow at the SBI branches
by Ravishankar
20 Jan 2009 17:52
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 320720

Re: Aero India 2009

Aero India 2009: Rafael to Showcase Advanced Defense Solutions, Missile Defense Systems

http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4170
by Ravishankar
12 Jan 2009 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1022854

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

India Stunned as Brazil Sells 100 Advanced Air-to-Surface Missiles to Pakistan http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4132 During the Falkan waragainst Argentina, a Vulcan developed a snag while returning from a sortie. Brazilian F-5 fighters escorted the aircraft back. The Royal Air Force plane lande...
by Ravishankar
12 Jan 2009 19:26
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 696325

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Thanks Hari, looking forward for part 4 & 5.
by Ravishankar
10 Jan 2009 16:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 696325

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Hello Guys Part - 3 of my Indo-Pak battle scenario has been published. Here is the link http://www.upiasia.com/Security/2009/01/09/mumbai_carnage_part_3_losses_and_gains/4421/ Cheers Excellent piece of work sir but I thought the third part was suppose to be "Part III scenario – United States f...
by Ravishankar
27 Dec 2008 13:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 194861

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

India Wraps Smerch Tests NEW DELHI - The Indian Army has received and begun inducting the 36 Russian-made Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) ordered in 2006 for $450 million. The Army wrapped up flight stability, accuracy and consistency tests last month at India's missile testing range at ...

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