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by sudeepj
16 Nov 2017 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1107
Views: 99796

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

You mean when the shrapnel from the APS grenades hit the missile, only the precursor charge will blow up and not the main charge? Pass on what you are smoking please. You saying there is no shrapnel and blast in era? You already have what I smoke. When someone answers a question with another questi...
by sudeepj
11 Nov 2017 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 792
Views: 81259

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Kashi wrote:
komal wrote:Occasionally facts due matter.


So do diplomatic niceties...


So does following the law. Khobragade was warned about this internally, yet she went ahead.
by sudeepj
11 Nov 2017 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1107
Views: 99796

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

If this is system is deployed on Paki armor, how exactly will BMP firing ATGMs deal with such a threat? Tandem warhead missile( not the traditional ones). One warhead triggers the APS, the real one sneaks through. Just like the traditional ones which are designed to trigger ERA and then explode. In...
by sudeepj
10 Nov 2017 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1107
Views: 99796

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Presently, BMPs with Konkurs are the primary strike element with T-72s engaging enemy tanks that evade Konkurs. T-90s use INVAR more against tanks & other fortifications than APFSDS because of its non LOS capabilities. The heyday of ATGMs knocking out tanks is past with the advent of active pro...
by sudeepj
10 Nov 2017 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1493
Views: 190668

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I wont be surprised if its a bogus report, reporters with little technical knowledge are misled by 'sources' to write the sources agenda using this 'leaked official document' approach all the time. IAF plans division cant be so stupid and dishonest that they will compare a realistic combat range wit...
by sudeepj
08 Nov 2017 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 813
Views: 139755

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

Removing coordinates as per request, though I am not sure what good it will do. For the interested, the airbase is north west of phalodi town itself. While it still looks a bit underdeveloped with no blast pens etc., it looks fully functional with a large apron area and some hangar type structures.
by sudeepj
07 Nov 2017 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 813
Views: 139755

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

manjgu wrote:phalodi is kind of east of jaisalmer not north... otw delhi from jaisalmer.. more inland than jaisalmer..


The border itself moves east in that area, phalodi is about the same distance from the border as Jaisalmer, and almost in between the two larger bases at Jaisalmer and Nal.
by sudeepj
07 Nov 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 813
Views: 139755

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

On a related note North of Jaisalmer/jodhpur and South of Punjab do we have any airbases in Rajastan? I think it is this gap which was exploited by the PAF in 65 and 71 wars to Attack Agra Airbase with B-57 night raids, Now even are Phalcons have some cover in Agra, not sure if the shelters are bom...
by sudeepj
18 Oct 2017 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 792
Views: 81259

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This strategy of making friends with one side or the other in the middle east is at best a balancing strategy. In reality, both the Sunni despots and the Iranian clergy are as bad. Given the bad borders drawn in the region placing sectarian minorities under the thumb of despots of a different faith,...
by sudeepj
09 Oct 2017 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1707
Views: 224351

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

One thing I just dont understand, how can you have talks when someone is trying to kill you? If a 65 pound runt is trying to murder a pahelwan, what will end the conflict sooner, the pehalwan administering a jhapad or trying to engage the 65 pound chap in 'dialogue'? In fact, trying to engage in dip...
by sudeepj
09 Oct 2017 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1493
Views: 190668

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Sintilating display of Tejas at Air Force Day by CO 45 Sq, including a very low speed high alpha flyby in front of the entire leadership & audience. Slow speed - 125 kt as per announcer. The should show that off by flying in formation with a basic trainer like Pilatus Out of plane :mrgreen: cur...
by sudeepj
09 Oct 2017 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2706
Views: 259465

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You can see the rotors tilt in this clip.
by sudeepj
06 Oct 2017 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2946
Views: 244946

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

What Gen Panag is advocating is a trade off of reserves at the tactical level for reserves at the strategic/operational level. The British model of deployment, for instance in infantry battalions, 4 rifle companies with three fighting and one as reserve wastes a lot of resources. I think someone had...
by sudeepj
27 Sep 2017 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 235349

Re: Terroristan - June 20, 2017

Pakistan "Manages" To Squeeze $ 800 Million Loan From A.D.B To Enhance Road Network ( which "network" will also be abused to quell down Balochis, Sindhis and Pathans :twisted: ) The investment program will expand Pakistan’s regional connectivity links while helping to improve ro...
by sudeepj
23 Sep 2017 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1707
Views: 224351

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

jamwal wrote:
A civilian in Arnia showing unexploded mortars fired by pakis. They are deliberately targeting civilians


Why is he handling the shells like that? Damn things may still go off.. :-( Arent the people whose fields these things land in supposed to turn it in to the bomb squad or something?
by sudeepj
20 Sep 2017 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1133
Views: 87568

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Develop Steam Catapult tech now, also invest in developing EMALS tech. India should have made a double or single hulled diesel test sub, a decade ago, but they didn't Now there is a good government in power, so the need is to further develop Aircraft carrier tech and do as much inhouse as possible,...
by sudeepj
17 Sep 2017 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432037

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The US alliance system has been remarkably stable over the post WW II period. Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, South Africa, even with Pakistan. Had Pakistan not done its usual perfidy, ties with Pakistan would not have gone down. When we call the US a fickle ally, I feel we are r...
by sudeepj
14 Sep 2017 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 235349

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Massa Based "Indian Scam Artists" Take Advantage Of Vulnerable Pakis Living In USA , Legal Or Illegally . Gang Members Now Arrested :mrgreen: Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam. The gang particularly targeted the Pakistani-American community because of their vulnerabil...
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I check both the chandrapur and bolangir plants on google earth. Both have extensive bunkers to store explosives and ready shells Whoever is going to check this issue will need to check the storage dumps where the fired shell was stored through its life, not just the plants which likely only have t...
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Aviation - News and Discussion
Replies: 205
Views: 10325

Re: International Military Aviation - News and Discussion

brar_w wrote:Concept art of what Lockheed's proposal will definitely not look like -

Image


I bet the air intakes and the jet exhaust are going to be above the flying wing.. :-)
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

>> Look at the way they pour powder into the brass. It's very uneven. This is likely how OFB does it's powder allocation. I doubt it. making of bombs and shells at huge automated plants is a lot different from dara adam khel, they could not meet supply requirements in that mode nor meet any safety ...
by sudeepj
12 Sep 2017 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Uhh.. the OFB ammo has burst in the original Bofors, the Dhanush and now the M777. Seems to point to the ammo, not the guns.
by sudeepj
09 Sep 2017 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

abhik wrote:
sudeepj wrote:
If the canards/wings dont move, how will it guide the projectile? The little wings move alright.

No they don't, here's a video which explains how it works (albeit it is for the mortar version).
https://youtu.be/u-d5MbZoNpg?t=40s


Clever Indeed..!!! :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
by sudeepj
09 Sep 2017 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

abhik wrote:Its quite a clever design, the canards are fixed (no actuators) and the CEP is now claimed to be <10m.


If the canards/wings dont move, how will it guide the projectile? The little wings move alright.
by sudeepj
08 Sep 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 235349

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Is the new Chinese plant at Chasma under IAEA safeguards?
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

Big nukes, he said, are "increasingly less useful to us" in military terms. He called them " political tools used by one nation of influence on the population of another , not tools we in the military need to carry out military operations". By this strict battlefield logic, the ...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 331749

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

In instances when there is no close air support available, GPS may just be the difference allowing artillery to come in and contribute. Collateral damage does not necessary always mean civilians and civilian infrastructure but could also mean blue forces. As I have mentioned in the past its importa...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

We can argue about what the 'truth' about Indian nuclear weapons is, as in how many, what yield etc. or we can argue about what it should be, in our respective humble, and frequently, profoundly misinformed opinions. I think, the truth about the existing state of Indian nukes is pretty much unknowab...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

I have quoted you and that is clear enough. You want to *restore balance* based on individual weapon capacity rather than genocidal capacity where a 8 x 20 Kt would be as good as 1 Mt nuke. There it is in plain sight. I am talking about restoring a balance to deterrence, not prestige. Please ignore...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

You just need many more KT devices, many more survivable platforms with associated costs, that is all. The only place I have heard 'prestige' is from you, I challenge you to produce one prestige related argument that can be inferred from my post. If you cant, stop arguing in bad faith.
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

The simple fact is this: 1. MT weapons are weapons of Genocide. Early weaponeers such as Oppenheimer realized this and characterized these weapons as such. 2. Given a few hundred MT weapons, one country can commit genocide on another. 3. Pure/boosted fission KT weapons can impose sharp economic and...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

The simple fact is this: 1. MT weapons are weapons of Genocide. Early weaponeers such as Oppenheimer realized this and characterized these weapons as such. 2. Given a few hundred MT weapons, one country can commit genocide on another. 3. Pure/boosted fission KT weapons can impose sharp economic and ...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

I must point out that nuclear weapons cause burn injuries. If you bump your head or cut your finger - they are also injures. One could ask "Millions of people have injuries and survive, so why should the injured be a special problem after a nuclear attack?" This is ignorance. Burns are a ...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

It is time we upgraded our proven yields by testing. The sooner the useless Chidambaram is booted out of his perch as PSA to PM, the better. The alternative is TSP escalation dominance and military overlordship. Economic considerations cannot be let to come in the way of something so critical to na...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

I just want to add that, MT weapons are genocidal weapons. Their only use is to possibly commit genocide on another nation. Right now, totalitarian regimes, such as China (and Pakistan, if they have access to proven North Korean designs) have the capability to commit genocide on India, but we do not...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186458

Re: Deterrence

There are only a few cases of cities being wiped out. Hiroshima, Nagasaki are just two examples, but 'strategic bombing' by the allied powers wiped out many German and Japanese cities. Large parts (upwards of 50%) of all Japanese cities were obliterated, yet that nation stood back on its feet within...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3449

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

The fourth Chinese test, Chic-4, a missile war head, the designs for which were later transferred to Pakistan weighed 1280 kgs (source: Pakistani general talk at Lawrence Livermore labs). The Chic-4 is a comparatively primitive design, even for the Pakistan's level of technological achievement at t...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57842

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Is the necessary firepower to slap NoKo assembled in the theater? Will there be a willing partner that provides a land base for delivery of ordnance on top of NoKo?
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3449

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

These inferences are perfectly reasonable and more importantly, perfectly clear to the powers that want to take us on. People who are nuclear scientists themselves will know these things even better than any lay person can! So to say that there is no deterrence or deterrence is only notional is a vi...

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