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by George J
04 May 2014 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634052

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

..... There was a similar story on 26/11. The MARCOS could have deployed earlier but were waiting for state home secretary for such formalities. A self-imposed bound, but one that exists none the less. There is an entire archive on BR that tells you exactly how it unfolded. Once it was confirmed th...
by George J
27 Nov 2013 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634052

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

BTW does anyone know why did the MARCO prahar which kept the terrorists engaged on the first night of the 26/11 attacks in the Taj, was not kept in lead with the NSG next day onwards during OP CYCLONE. Is is some turf or protocol issue......? If you are referring to Operation Black Tornado , you ca...
by George J
13 Aug 2013 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 114201

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Really like the nettipattam on the ski jump, very nice touch. Since the mid 80's every time we used to cross Venduruthy bridge (usually for the airport) my ungle use to point to CSL and say, that's where they will be building India's aircraft carrier. Being a young jingo I would eagerly look out of ...
by George J
09 Feb 2013 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 18899

Re: Aero India 2013

cross post since it concerns aero India Single crystal turbine blade story...The image below shows the development of tech (in SDREland) from plain casting (labelled equaxed), to "dirtectionally solidified" to single crystal...From the HAL stall - a single crystal blade used in Al 31.. :D
by George J
20 Feb 2012 06:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

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by George J
19 Feb 2012 22:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Lack of manners!!! I am being kind and gentle.

Fortune 500 huh? Awesome :twisted: I am a cashier at Walmart, that means I work for Fortune 1.

I donno what a vertical is, is it some sort of elevator?
by George J
19 Feb 2012 22:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

tsarkar: The Elta 2238 on the superstructure (hence changes to the superstructure) on the Brahmaputra class (it's a class wide upgrade (not a design change on the fly ) not limited to Beas BTW). That makes it three wrongs...but who is counting. The rest of your reply...well......I encourage you to s...
by George J
19 Feb 2012 20:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

tsarkar: This is getting unnecessarily complicated. You assumed Kamorta class had one anchor to save weight without doing adequate research (NRao had to do that for you), you further claimed that they are changing designs on the fly. Two wrong don't make a right (nor does changes to the superstructu...
by George J
19 Feb 2012 06:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

............In May this year, stealth frigate INS Talwar accidentally dropped its anchor on its own anti-submarine sonardome and had to be rushed for repairs to revive its anti-sub capabilities. If Talwar dropped anchor in May, then its May 2006. According to the Project 28 page on BR/Navy. Plate c...
by George J
18 Feb 2012 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 597493

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Singha wrote:in 7 yrs the only time I have never seen M2K in HAL............


"They" don't fly, they are for some sort of "research purposes" onlee.
by George J
17 Feb 2012 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 132540

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

negi wrote:^ Change it to Gandhi trust me it works in desh. :mrgreen:


Rajive Gandhi....Rahul Gandhi.....Rakesh Gandhi.... :mrgreen:

It's got a nice ring to it.
by George J
16 Feb 2012 23:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143278

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Snehashis wrote:Thats Kamorta. It has unique anchor placement.


There are TWO anchors on the Kamorta Class ASW Corvettes. It's not just one in the top of the bow and there is another one the other side of the ship. Why this unconventional design...that I donno.
by George J
13 Feb 2012 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 132540

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

This video clear the doubt about two way datalink IMHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8KOPzLbdF0&feature=youtube_gdata_player Please tell me this is "fan fiction" from MBDA. Su-27/30/30MK* users don't have radars/RWR/MAWS, they don't have CMDS? And don't even get me started on the s...
by George J
10 Feb 2012 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 103089

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^ Well I can only speculate but afaik IAF does not expose all the modes of it's modern fighter AC radars (for eg. BARS on board the MKI was never operated in all it's modes during the red flag) so if M2Ks were indeed equipped with the upgraded RDYs then it makes sense to keep calibration exercises ...
by George J
28 Jan 2012 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

........Your chances are greater there.Its a Canon Forum. Here's the link http://photography-on-the.net/forum/index.php On POTN you need to go to their macro sub-forum that discusses macro photography IIRC you don't need expensive OEM extension tubes if you use a lot of MF for macro work. Check out...
by George J
23 Jan 2012 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 103089

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

You kids were supposed to have answers to MAWS (and desi DataLink) by AI 2009 and definitely by AI 2011. Jingos are great at bashing babus/netas but not with following up on real jingo stuff. :) What happened to the AN/AAR-60 for rotary and wide body transport that DARE was developing with EADS (rep...
by George J
09 Jan 2012 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 758629

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Viv S wrote:...........AIB - ... no idea (anyone?) (Advanced Interference Blanker?)


AIB=Adaptable Interface Boards

The rest is googlable. Look for MOOG.
by George J
23 Dec 2011 09:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 630846

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

The Governor of the states has two ADCs, one each from the army and the state police service. Nope ADCs to the gov. of a state can be from the services + IPS (not state police). Also how can the ADC to a state gov be of the rank of a "Major" at the time he was an ADC. If he is IA would ha...
by George J
04 Dec 2011 23:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 774293

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

any plans on retractable refuel pods? http://www.flickr.com/photos/43697832@N06/5561091710/in/pool-sukhoi30/ The fuel pod is retractable...and is retracted in the picture. Its on your right (the other side of the OLS...which is not visible). What you are looking at is the pitot tube . Could somebod...
by George J
04 Dec 2011 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 102254

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

.......Hat tip to the tons of true patriots like Tessy madam who are sacrificing their family life for sake of the nation!! If the measure of patriotism is putting your money where your mouth is, then you will be surprised to learn how many women are behind many of our jingo products. There are lab...
by George J
27 Nov 2011 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343749

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

On the lines of 26/11 related CT ops: Anyone have any open source info on "what exactly the MARCOS did or did not do at the Trident?" Their operations at the Taj have been documented in their own interview and also by the late J Dey in Mid Day. But for some reason very little is known abou...
by George J
27 Nov 2011 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343749

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

............ Corner Shot..the Israeli Gun accessory... and searched a little in google to find out that NSG has acquired it post 26/11.. is it really an effective solution against a hostage situation or COIN/CT Operation?........... It was also approved for purchase by Force One. Off course approve...
by George J
24 Nov 2011 07:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405041

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Oh yeah...I remember, the Mk. 41 VLS. Someone said we should get SM-3s because we will get Mk.41 VLS tech with it. I couldn't understand why we need tube tech.

I know I am getting old but I would never call Arjun's gun barrel a tube, not with Nitin around.

Thanks Nair saar.
by George J
24 Nov 2011 05:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405041

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

negi wrote:...........can't help myself but to quote GJ man "it's a tube onlee". :)


When did I ever say that? I am not saying I didn't...but I don't remember saying it. :)
by George J
10 Jan 2010 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

There is nothing wiz about it, its all in the EXIF. I have posted some true macros of an LCA pin on Page 24 of this thread. UV filters are mostly serve a protective role on digital camera, I would rather clean the filter/replace the filter than mess with the front elements. In Aditya's case most of ...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Other than opening it in Lightroom 3 Beta, and uploading to flicker I haven’t made any post processing to the image. What would you advice for such a situation? Image Size: 3264 x 2448 Camera Info Device: Nikon COOLPIX P6000 Focal Length: 5.1mm Nothing your $400 camera has taken a pretty good pictu...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 08:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 830718

Re: Indian Military Aviation

.......The A330 MRTT’s significant fuel capacity (111 tonnes/245,000 lbs.) – combined with high offload rates – ensures that all receiver aircraft can be refuelled efficiently and quickly........Thanks to its true widebody fuselage with the optimised Airbus 222-inch cross-section, the A330 MRTT can...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 07:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Hyperfocal distance for 5mm @ f/2.8 is 0.4m or 40 cms. Which means anything beyond half of hyperfocal or 20cm will be in the DOF.

I would still want to see EXIF on that basketball pic, ISO1200++ seems to be pretty nice.
by George J
10 Jan 2010 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 830718

Re: Indian Military Aviation

GJ, expeditionary/overseas deployment is an important as aspect of the choice.The A330MRTT's main assets as the IAF sees it is versatility, high uptime, and economy of operation...........You don't need to send it into the shop each time you have it change roles. What the MRTT offers a huge advanta...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2942
Views: 199894

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Here are the facts (please feel free to refute them with respectable references if you can comprehend any) There were SEVEN people the Qualis that went to Cama from VT, SIX of them were killed in the indiscriminate firing that took place. One of them, Constable Arun Jadhav survived with five bullet ...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 830718

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The MKI can carry any combination of aerodynamically acceptable payload on its hard points-A2A, A2G, A2Ship, Recon, ESM...and the latest buddy refuel. And to do its job it does not need to LAND. If it has the right payload for the task it will be use at any task. The 330MRTT has to LAND to offload p...
by George J
10 Jan 2010 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 830718

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I am sure the IAF knows what its doing....but I am still trying to figure out WHY should an aircraft tasked to be refueler also need to take 285 people or 43 tons of cargo.....unless they are traveling to overseas exercise (Red Flag, Cope Thunder etc). If you are tasked to fuel aircraft then that is...
by George J
09 Jan 2010 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 93781

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Oh great now we are promoting more immaturity. First people want to use color and finger paint all over posts....now they want more emoticons to make their inane points. DMurphy.....what emoticon do you suggest we use the next time you make a profound observation like "the IN Mig-29Ks look old ...
by George J
09 Jan 2010 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2942
Views: 199894

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Karkare, Kamte and Salaskar died because of an unfortunate set of circumstances which includes not understanding what they were up against (no precedence). They actually believed that they were up against some Dcompany folks and the mere presence of Salaskar etc would make the D-Company kids sH*t in...
by George J
07 Jan 2010 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2942
Views: 199894

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Please do not post irrelevant stuff on this thread. Stick to 26/11 specific issues.
by George J
07 Jan 2010 07:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 680727

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

‘‘We may have to reduce the booster level but right now we want to install one BrahMos missile at the belly of Su-MKI, Pillai pointed out. The MKI can carry about 8T of payload but the INDIVIDUAL hardpoints have different load capacity (centerline hardpoints can carry the heaviest and the wingtips ...
by George J
07 Jan 2010 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1451608

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The PASGT pictured above is a NIJ Level IIIA product (i.e. 9 mm/ .44 Magnum rounds). The Patka pictured above is for all practical purposes a NIJ LEVEL III (7.62mm Nato and AK) in the front and 9mm in the rear. LEVEL III >>>> LEVEL IIIA. I have not been able to find a LEVEL III PASGT helmet...there ...
by George J
04 Jan 2010 02:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 811637

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

............This is because an IPS officer, however efficient, has no experience, training and therefore understanding of the SF. It is thus better that NSG be headed by an IA SF officer. SPG is headed by an IPS officer. RAW is headed by an IPS officer. The last I checked IPS officers have NO CLUE ...
by George J
04 Jan 2010 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 811637

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I am not sure what are you trying to say or what is even relevant. Let me reiterate, NSG is a civilian force and will be headed by civilians. But for the nature of the task (domestic anti-terrorist ops) the most talented people will come from the IA. Even if the force was 100% IA because they are DE...
by George J
04 Jan 2010 00:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 405041

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

In the 90's there was the HDW scandal (right after the Bofors in the late 80s)....there was no way anything was going to be fast tracked. Off course in 95 no one could predict POK-II in 98 or Kargil in 99, so it was a foregone conclusion that there was going to be nothing around in 99. But to allege...

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