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by sudeepj
21 Oct 2020 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is an interesting proposition - can mobile military systems be wheeled on to a ship? It is an interesting proposition - can mobile military systems be wheeled on to a ship? They sure can. But employing heavy, and bulky offensive systems would pose a challenge. For one, you would have to do some ...
by sudeepj
20 Oct 2020 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Q is v.valid given the high cost of CG assets and manpower. Rescuing fishermen, merchantmen in distress, seizing sneaky firang trawlers, smugglers,etc., are needed ,but in wartime,what will the CG do to come to the aid of the party? Sukanya class has a chopper deck. May be a Brahmos shore based...
by sudeepj
15 Oct 2020 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Its not just territorial integrity, its also internal dissension and intrigue. This can go on below the radar for years and years and become a metastasized cancer impossible to treat. Frankly, Ill happily trade a bit of land if it results in better internal cohesion, but thats just me and others hav...
by sudeepj
15 Oct 2020 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

No. They should go nuclear. NPT was for non-expansionist nuclear powers. PRC was underserving of the NWS status in NPT. It was frozen to suit superpower interests. Taiwan & Japan need to go nuclear as US treaty commitments are doubtful with experts urging Taiwan to defend itself If the US decli...
by sudeepj
09 Oct 2020 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The naysaying about SMART is absurd. When you have a complete sensor-shooter chain over 600kms, why would it be so hard for a missile to avoid own assets in the area? Yes, civilian assets are sometimes shot down in war. That is just the way it is. About the number of sonabuoys and the lack of dunkin...
by sudeepj
08 Oct 2020 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Historically the Su-30MKI were armed with Russian OFAB 250 bombs https://photos.app.goo.gl/2KHJgXR8bUt2u3a4A The OFAB 250 bombs have been replaced with more modern HSLD bombs https://photos.app.goo.gl/rGjvGQdfwPNQi9oG8 OFAB 250 looks like a beer keg.. Or a gas cylinder. Very appropriately russi to ...
by sudeepj
06 Oct 2020 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

1. Networked LRMP aircraft. 2. Ships organic ASW choppers. If the ship has this missile+torp combination, the chopper doesnt need to carry the torpedos. That should increase range, sensor capability, loiter time. Doesnt a P-8I carry 5 Mk54 torpedoes? Doesnt the Seaking & Seahawk carry own twin ...
by sudeepj
05 Oct 2020 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Neela wrote:A stupid question.
If 650 km is range, how do ships get the info ?


1. Networked LRMP aircraft.
2. Ships organic ASW choppers.

If the ship has this missile+torp combination, the chopper doesnt need to carry the torpedos. That should increase range, sensor capability, loiter time.
by sudeepj
03 Oct 2020 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

One more mod is definitely needed on the T72 and T90 series of tanks. Attach a bustle ammunition storage compartment with blowoff panels that can store the non-autoloader ammo stored in the hull and in the turret. An easy mod that can improve survivability of specialist personnel in actual combat. ...
by sudeepj
03 Oct 2020 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am not sure whether to lungi-dance or grind my teeth. On the one hand, we see our dreams come true - proven desi weapons getting through a rapid testing/induction cycle. OTOH, it points to a systemic failure of imagination & planning that such systems aren't already in service. 1) Dev trials ...
by sudeepj
03 Oct 2020 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

DRDO has started the Trials for T-72 Ajeya Mark 2 Tanks. It has host of upgrades like: -1,000 HP Multi Fuel Engine developed indigenously replacing the 780 HP Engines. -DRDO developed ERA Mark II (same configuration and power as the one that are on T90 tanks) -Israeli Thermla Vision systems which e...
by sudeepj
17 Sep 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215353

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

There are some doubts on the R-77 especially the AE variant held as of 27-Feb-19 does raise some issues, not 1 was fired, there must have been an operational reason why Wing Commander Abhinandan opted for R-73 F-16 kill, From watching AM Harikumar interview and what we have spaced together the IAF ...
by sudeepj
16 Sep 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

... Capturing the 40 odd mountain tops is a Siachen light in Pangong Tso. Due to terrain takes 10x to dislodge now. Chanakya neeti says have to make the opponent choose for so long as they don't we will be in anxiety. After they choose half the battle is won. Right now Eleven is being forced to mak...
by sudeepj
16 Sep 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The myth of the 10 foot chinaman was actively spread by JNU historians. We lost two divisions deployed in the most tactically unsound era and the sins and the moral weakness of the leadership were slapped on to the entire country. China has much to lose if firefights break out in this area. Even bef...
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2020 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Zozilla Pass and Rohtang pass at 3500m and 3800m are shut down during winter. How come G219 which is above 4500m can still be used in winter? I guess part of the reason ZP and RP are closed is because they are on a cliff. G219 is on a plateau and hence not as dangerous. But does it need constant cl...
by sudeepj
11 Sep 2020 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407533

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The fundamental reason why I am so taken aback and irritated with Gen Panag's 'analysis': The lapses in '62 deployment were studied in detail and are well known within professional circles, in the context of Chushul. I urge forum members to go through the excellent analysis by Gen Thapliyal in USI ...
by sudeepj
07 Sep 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://news.eekpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/India-joins-US-Russia-China-hypersonic-Missile-club-india-1200x900.jpg The internal layout in hi-rez. Question to guru's - 1. What is the military need for such complex air breathing machines when ballistic missiles can leave the atmosphere, travel ...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I just find it interesting that the US readily demonstrated its access to encrypted Chinese milcoms and even insight into Beijing's rage at PLA actions at the engagement frontier (I won't call it border). It's an interesting power play by Unkil to step in and say 'we hear what you're arguing about ...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Gen Ved Prakash on twitter No LAC 'perceptions' issues hereafter. It is free for all in the so-called 'disputed areas', along the deliberately kept un-delineated LAC by China. It had to happen sooner or later. This can be a problem. An army is supposed to focus its energies on a single decision poi...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2020 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

How does US intelligence establish things like “ Beijing remains enraged that its local commander withdrew forces when a physical conflict appeared imminent, ” Not saying they’re wrong, but assuming they are correct, it implies they have espionage resources that are able to intercept internal PLA c...
by sudeepj
30 Jun 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Hero of Galwan valley 23 years old Gurtej Singh of 3rd Punjab Ghatat Platoon killed 12 chinese soldiers by himself. https://theeasternlink.com/the-supreme-hero-of-galwan/?fbclid=IwAR2lvSMlLCd7kICSLee5zMfCl95WOsyTw-tHkZZU7GV0CNrce6vR6ceTT64 The author of this article seems to be too clever, trying t...
by sudeepj
26 Jun 2020 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It's not a feeling, but cold calculation. Read Larry Beinhart's AMERICAN HERO, Bush & James Baker made deal with Saddam Hussein that he attacks Kuwait, that pushed all scared arabs in arms of USA. Now yesterday without anybody asking for help Pompeo announced pulling forces out of Germany and E...
by sudeepj
25 Jun 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status/1276183689156648961 Nitin A. Gokhale @nitingokhale So I reconfirm to you that these ‘pink things’ in this much circulated satellite pix is indeed of Indian ‘sangars’ on the Indian side of the LAC in Galwan valley. The colour is pink because of a certain equip...
by sudeepj
25 Jun 2020 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If we need a thermonuclear weapon, at what point in time do we (re)test one? Do we wait till the Chinese have actually launched hostilities? What if in that scenario, the Chinese attack our sole test site at Pokhran? The Chinese, an Asian continent superpower (they still cant go past the first islan...
by sudeepj
24 Jun 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

"Contrary to reports the structures visible in latest satellite pictures are Indian not Chinese. If you missed the livestream with @nitingokhale on the gradual disengagement on LAC flashpoints watch on Twitter Quote"

https://twitter.com/StratNewsGlobal/sta ... 2251410433
by sudeepj
24 Jun 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968186

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Could this post at PP14 be ours? You cant tell from satellite pics if a position is Indian or chinese..
by sudeepj
16 Jun 2020 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086832

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

amar_p wrote:I always wondered about the large wing area Tejas presents in a WVR fight to incoming missiles detonating with proximity fuses or to strafing by guns.


The large wing means its ITR is going to be superlative.
by sudeepj
11 Jun 2020 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405348

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It is doctored, I am sure. I checked the website almost immediately after I saw on Twitter post, and found none. Plus see the 812 comments! I then deleted my post in another thread of the tweets. Sadder, but wiser. Dont be sad.. :D We all play a role in the propaganda wars.. For a few minutes at le...
by sudeepj
30 May 2020 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086832

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

HAL Official Twitter handle tweets that first FOC Tejas is handed over and inducted into IAF, shows an official letter mentioning the extra capabilities (air to air refuelling capability, close combat gun, additional drop tanks, BVR missile capability, updated avionics and FCS suite) than the IOC v...
by sudeepj
29 May 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215353

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

If the balloon were to go up this year, the airframes we need will be of the types we already have a lot of experience operating. Mig29s, Sukhois, Jags, and dare I mention my personal favorite, Mig21 Bison!! :mrgreen: Even spanking new rafales will be hard to use operationally! A new type being indu...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Please tell me, why you think India wont request foreign arms if we are fighting a 4-6 week existential war! What happens after the magic 4-6 weeks time is over? We just stop fighting and say sorry-sorry? And what a rubbish start to a 6 week war of annihilation by the Chinese.. PLA lady boys swingi...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: If wars were decided by such comparisons, they would never break out! Everything would be decided by a statistic comparison between bean counters. China has everything to lose, nothing to gain by this thing going kinetic. Which is why their ambassador is mewling like a cheap...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The funny thing, we should not have lost the 1962 war. The border, the map etc. all are exactly the same. The army was also same. I think it needed a Nehru to achieve that. We had an @$$h*#@ as a leader, who deliberately undermined the army and the nation. And that loss still stymie's us. But all e...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Our man has now increased the Chini force level to 10K. The goras are now very "concerned". Looks like someone has been reading my suggestion to add masala and increase the count to 10K :rotfl: Now our media will make more noise and hope the US ambassador in Delhi is watching the news. Fe...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India in 2020 is not India in 1962 and the leadership of armed forces and the nation in 2020 is not the same as in 1962. While I agree that there are serious issues in our budget and capital acquisition etc, we are much better than in 1962. Further, we are not going to be surprised like we did in 1...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Guys, can some one let me know what is the reason for this sudden aggressive nature of PLA. lets say if it 8s to divert the attention from COVID, what if things slip out and war starts. Is it not a loss for china? At the time when whole world is against country, industry looking for exit would you ...
by sudeepj
17 May 2020 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836527

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/terrorist-hideout-busted-jammu-and-kashmir-budgam-let-operative-617632 The hideout was found some 200 to 300 m away from his house at his own land. A strong message needs to be sent out -- any property which provides support to terrorists should be taken over ...
by sudeepj
14 May 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335882

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

What a tremendous development! Now my prediction is, mbda will even sell you meteor for integration into lca or mwf.
by sudeepj
14 May 2020 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Increased survivability and PoK are definite benefits! The missile is powered 'all the way' in its 25km range. Its not going to stop once it reaches 25km.. There may be an increase in effective range as well. Am I the only one who believes that desi weapon systems that go 'off radar' are working the...
by sudeepj
13 May 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030751

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If the range is not increased by the sensor in 1S, what are the advantages of using that over the last command guided model?

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