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by Nikhil T
22 Sep 2019 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305652

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

Where is the bigger order for the mk1 from the IAF? this is seriously aggravating. :evil: Even now DRDO Director is hoping that the contract would be signed within this FY - which ends in March - full 6 months away. The RFP for Mk1A was issued in Dec 2017. Even if we sign the contract in March 2020...
by Nikhil T
21 Sep 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429875

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What’s going on with INS Kolkata pictured in the dry dock? It looks like it’s being taken offline for work?

Added later - figured out. The pic is of INS Delhi which is getting it’s radars upgraded.
by Nikhil T
19 Sep 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 160568

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Incredible that CISF won't protect our premier defence shipyard, though it protects our critical economic infrastructure like oil refineries and even some IT parks. That said, its not hard to conceal such small items like hard disks and so, the responsibility here is more on the shipyard management ...
by Nikhil T
19 Sep 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491313

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

One thing I am not able to get an answer, is why were the Mirage/JF17 which were firing PGM not targeted with BVR? The H4 has to be guided by the Mirage until impact and this means they have to be at station during the entire period. Why were they not hit as soon as the PGM were released? The quest...
by Nikhil T
18 Sep 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430863

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ I'd be very surprised if any defense sale materializes to Middle Eastern countries. They're a stronghold of US, UK, France and they don't really make decisions based on cost. I hope we churn Astras out like sausages for IAF's needs.
by Nikhil T
18 Sep 2019 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 41
Views: 7734

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Still no word on CDS and the next IAF chief. BS Dhanoa retired in two weeks.
by Nikhil T
18 Sep 2019 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429875

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's CGI, not a real picture as you probably know.

Anyhow, I'm waiting to see how complete the ships are when they launch, because the program looks heavily delayed (vs. original goal of churning out the vessel in 3-4 yrs).
by Nikhil T
17 Sep 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710481

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

IAF seeks additional funds for new equipment The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking an additional INR400 billion (USD5.6 billion) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to procure additional fighter and transport aircraft as well as to make payments for previously ordered platforms and equipment. Offici...
by Nikhil T
17 Sep 2019 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491313

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

+1 to Khalsa's post. To summarize my thoughts on the previous page, PAF did retaliate to IAF's incursion. They had to or else they would have lost their country's confidence in being able to maintain's their borders. However, they couldn't really hit one of IA or IAF bases, because that would basica...
by Nikhil T
16 Sep 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429875

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

TOI:Indian Navy’s P-8I spy planes successfully track Chinese amphibious warship Xian-32 in Southern Indian Ocean Region. Pics of Landing Paltrorm Dock Xian 32 clicked by P-8I surveillance aircraft in 1st half of Sept before it entered Sri Lankan waters. Added later https://www.rediff.com/news/report...
by Nikhil T
16 Sep 2019 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491313

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There was no deliberate miss. If you read the Denel description the SOW needs guidance from the launching plane and if that breaks off it goes awry. Abhinandan scramble made the guidance plane break off. BTW the H-2/H-4/RAAD is updated Nazi Hs 293 and nothing more. Not sure. Looked like a deliberat...
by Nikhil T
15 Sep 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491313

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

PAF has also released video of its bomb honing into Narian Support Depo of the Indian Army at Naushera Sector. Possibly H2 or H4 bomb of Chinese origin.
by Nikhil T
14 Sep 2019 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11167

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Does SSS have any firm orders? I'm always amazed at small private firms which enter Defence, knowing fully well the quagmire that is our Defence Procurement. They so confidently building factories that'll produce 15K arms per year. Kudos!
by Nikhil T
12 Sep 2019 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197096

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Poland buys 32 F-35A for $6.5B

https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/p ... r-aircraft

So nearly $200 million per bird, without any weaponry.
by Nikhil T
12 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577012

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

In the interim, get those 2 Phalcons (total 5 IAF) and 3 Netras (total 5 IAF + 1 DRDO). Allows for coverage of two areas 250-400km radius continuously. Use Phalcons for defensive role while Netras for offensive support. No, I would say get more Netras. The Phalcons are super expensive - in 2004, it...
by Nikhil T
10 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429875

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

GRSE had promised cutting P17A construction to commissioning time from 7-8 yrs during P17 to 4-5 yrs by using modular building techniques. It’s taken them 2 yrs to launch, similar to P17, seems unlikely they would be able to meet their deadline. Although, we can’t just blame shipbuilding time - it t...
by Nikhil T
10 Sep 2019 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429875

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Khanderi to be commissioned, first P17A frigate to be launched on Sep 28 ndian Navy's second Scorpene class submarine INS Khanderi will be commissioned on September 28, 2019, while a stealth guided-missile frigate under Project P-17A which is a follow-up of the Shivalik class (Project 17 class)...
by Nikhil T
06 Sep 2019 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141205

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

'Likely'.. how much likely? India to go ahead with $3.1 bn US deal for maritime patrol aircraft The procurement of 10 Boeing P8I maritime patrol aircraft is likely to be cleared at a key acquisition meeting next week, with the contract to be processed under the foreign military sales (FMS) route. S...
by Nikhil T
05 Sep 2019 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705820

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry for the pooch, but given Pakis have significant air defence capabilities (both SAMs and MANPADS), will these costly Apache's not be very vulnerable during combat? I understand they have missile warning, flares and electronic counter measures, but since Apaches would be <5-10KM to the enemy's f...
by Nikhil T
31 Aug 2019 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 27
Views: 10884

Re: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions

Centre transfers Rs 47,000 crores to states for increasing green cover Hugely welcome step. This money was being collected from the industry since last two decades, but was never used. Just hope GoI has good monitoring so that the money is not eaten up by incompetence or corruption. India needs mor...
by Nikhil T
30 Aug 2019 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710481

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

Deal possible by Modi-Putin annual summit next month? IAF plans to buy 21 MiG-29, 12 Su-30MKI NEW DELHI: In a move likely to boost its dwindling fighter squadron strength, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is pushing a proposal for acquiring 33 new combat aircraft including 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi 30s. A ...
by Nikhil T
28 Aug 2019 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3600
Views: 571644

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watc

Highest ever fiscal deficit in year 1 of Dimran ISLAMABAD: The first year of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government concluded with a record 8.9 per cent fiscal deficit — perhaps the highest in the country’s history — as revenues plummeted while expenditures remained at the same level they we...
by Nikhil T
28 Aug 2019 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503433

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

US $105 million is the base, bare bones cost of the Rafale. Once you add in the ISE + weapons, the unit cost in the first batch of 36 Rafales comes to US $194+ million per plane. I am not including the base infrastructure. Now the French are reportedly offering another 36 Rafales for under US $6 bi...
by Nikhil T
28 Aug 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503433

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

Can someone educate why we're not adding the base infrastructure and ISE in the costs? Per the table below, 1. Base costs will cover extra shelters to store the planes - do we not need those? How do we expect Ambala and Hashimara to accomodate an extra squadron? Did they construct extra shelters for...
by Nikhil T
28 Aug 2019 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 2320

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

I keep thinking that 3 out of the 4 members of the Modi 1.0 Cabinet Committee on Security - AJ, SS and MP - are dead now. It's a big, big loss to the Nation and to the BJP, who will have to accelerate its pipeline of senior leadership. Om shanti and thank you to each of these souls who contributed t...
by Nikhil T
27 Aug 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503433

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

So you think if the economy continues to grow we should spend Exorbitant sums for upgrades to foreign vendors? With application of escalation of 3.5%, the upgrade cost of each M2K is $ 24 million (INR 167 Core each). The purchase price was INR 133 chores. With the escalation the MLU is costing 85% ...
by Nikhil T
27 Aug 2019 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1925
Views: 327148

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

KJo wrote:On the other side you see Modi completely silent, giving IK enough rope to hang himself with. :rotfl:


Very well said saar. The more he uses the N-bogey, the less he will scare the world with it.
by Nikhil T
27 Aug 2019 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1925
Views: 327148

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I think this Dimran address has a very important message - he's predicting promising a terror strike on India. This is the first time I've seen ruling Pak leaders talk about a future 'false flag' operation (a term typically used by nut cases like Zaid Hamid post a terror strike). I bet the Modi-Shah...
by Nikhil T
25 Aug 2019 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1553
Views: 235887

Re: India's Power Sector

Cea.gov.in has monthly reports.
by Nikhil T
25 Aug 2019 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1994
Views: 247496

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

One thing that I have noticed about Pakis is that they are very, very judgmental and quick to stab in the back. In this clip, Lal Topi starts by saying that Pak should be best friends with Arab countries, but in the same breath says the Arab princes are sinful, get blackmailed and aren’t worth Pakis...
by Nikhil T
24 Aug 2019 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710481

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

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-mig-fighters-air-chief-bs-dhanoa-says-no-one-drives-even-cars-that-old-2087702?pfrom=home-livetv IAF chief on the Mig 21. he mentions the basic version will be phased out this year "We are still flying MiG-21 which is 44 year old but nobody driving cars of th...
by Nikhil T
24 Aug 2019 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705820

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There was also confusion amongst the ground handlers. Apparently, they were under the impression that no friendly aircraft were in the air. So this was not just about a IFF turned off. Imagine the chain of command they had to go before they fired the Spyder missile - it points to a systematic issue.
by Nikhil T
24 Aug 2019 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388775

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

It makes no sense to announce another 36 aircraft deal while MMRCA contest is on. Either that gets scrapped and new Rafale deal is signed. Having both Rafale + MMRCA (different from Rafale) makes no sense from logistic point of view. MMRCA could just be a bargaining chip to get the French to drop i...
by Nikhil T
15 Aug 2019 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 41
Views: 7734

Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Mod Note : Last Page of Previous Thread on this Topic ----> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6410&start=320 ============================== Creating a thread to discuss PM Modi’s big announcement. From his Twitter: Our forces are India's pride. To further sharpen coordin...
by Nikhil T
08 Aug 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316663

Re: Military Flight Safety

Hindustan Times: A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force that had taken off on a training sortie on Thursday evening has crashed, an IAF spokesperson said. The two pilots have ejected safety and have been rescued, the spokesperson said. The court of inquiry will ascertain the cause of the ac...
by Nikhil T
07 Aug 2019 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 3355

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

Absolutely gutted. May she be born as a daughter of Bharat again.
by Nikhil T
26 Jul 2019 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 160568

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

We only have ourselves to blame if we buy more Fulcrums. Russians have never been strong in aircraft carriers unlike Khan or UK or France.

I've been a long proponent for building a medium-weight, single engine fighter that has enough thrust and carrying capacity for both Navy and the IAF.
by Nikhil T
24 Jul 2019 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2812
Views: 446809

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Modi 2.0 spent Rs 8,500 crore in emergency purchases https://www.rediff.com/news/report/modi-20-spent-rs-8500-crore-on-defence-deals/20190723.htm In the first 50 days of its second term in office, the Narendra Modi government has spent around Rs 8,500 crore on the acquisition of weapon systems inclu...
by Nikhil T
22 Jul 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 143
Views: 33122

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow.
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1579658

So Parrikar has it in Goa, Sitharaman in Chennai and now, Rajnath in Lucknow. Wish we could just choose one city and make it a brand like Paris Air Show or Farnborough Air Show.

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