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by sudeepj
25 Feb 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 714
Views: 45832

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Amber G. wrote:IMO to me it looks that In all the controversy Edmonton’s MP Sohi Amarjeet handled himself with grace during Trudeau visit to India.


Amarjeet Sohi was in a TADA prison for two and a half years.. Turdeau has really filled his cabinet and liberal party with 'top shelf' talent. :roll:
by sudeepj
25 Feb 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 714
Views: 45832

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Are you sure about it? Their actions and words suggest anything but. Agree with this. Maybe fence sitters are, but most of the vocal khalistanis are more Paki than the Pakis (with the movement having been given life support and sponsored by the ISI no less). In my experience, only the really hard c...
by sudeepj
25 Feb 2018 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1946
Views: 161416

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

This senior unnamed official is actually the Canadian NSA.. He gave the briefing on background but some Canadian journalist are pissed that these people are playing such casual games with an important country like India and also because its just so cynical. (http://brianlilley.com/justin-trudeau-pus...
by sudeepj
23 Feb 2018 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 714
Views: 45832

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

India need not worry about the Khalistani fringe group being raised abroad. When at the height of the disturbances (in early to late eighties) an economically vulnerable and chronically under developed India could cope , sustain and survive with just one friend- Russia, now this fringe group would ...
by sudeepj
23 Feb 2018 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 714
Views: 45832

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

I don't know if its going to happen but the best would be a strong statement on Indian unity and integrity in the joint statement that usually follows head of government level meet. Statements are easy to make, and gliberal establishment is quite deft at making statements. The real test is: 1. Cana...
by sudeepj
23 Feb 2018 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 714
Views: 45832

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

There is palpable pain in the NRI Sikh community about the massacre in 1984, Op Blue Star and the brutal counter insurgency campaign that followed. I think Indian govt. and Indian citizens should take this opportunity that 2020 Khalistan tamasha presents and issue a formal apology. Most people who a...
by sudeepj
17 Feb 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507562

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Finally seeing some Indian TELARs.. B-)
by sudeepj
14 Feb 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3158
Views: 247276

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://i.imgur.com/JowBhyV.jpg South Korean K21.. BMP is not the only swimming armor anymore! :-) From the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K21 Although not much is known about the composition of the K21's armour, the frontal armour of the vehicle is specifically designed to protect against lar...
by sudeepj
09 Feb 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211638

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

Tharki uncle.. I think the only solution is to hand out official hardened phones which must be the only phones used by officers and jawans. This will allow tracking of use, stop hacking/phishing of personal phones of high ranking officers and also restrain unauthorized copying such as what was done ...
by sudeepj
08 Feb 2018 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3637
Views: 211351

Re: Internal Security Watch

Srinagar central jail — A paradise for terrorists. Convicted militant leaders openly use cell phones to keep in touch with their associates in other jails and their organizations both in Kashmir and across the border in Pakistan. The 2010 unrest, according to sources, was also orchestrated from wit...
by sudeepj
08 Feb 2018 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3637
Views: 211351

Re: Internal Security Watch

Recent arrest of a terrorist based on mobile charging lapse LINK I don't get why all this has to be revealed. This is heights of self gratifying idiocy on part of the investigating agencies. So they want to give away all the tips and tricks to wannabe terrorists so they dont commit mistakes. And me...
by sudeepj
08 Feb 2018 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4016
Views: 405931

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

For Brahmos and for ALH, the orders were fairly seamless, I think the orders were kept flowing. In this case, the need for large numbers of Guns is well known. They could invite bids from the two companies and award the contract to the L1, but what will the companies that havent even built carbines ...
by sudeepj
08 Feb 2018 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4016
Views: 405931

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Apologies in advance.. But could not resist. How BR turns good news into bad news:- Doctor: Congratulations, you are now a father! BR Dad 1: Lets compare the height and weight percentiles.. (comparing M777 ER to ATAGs. Looking at you Singha ji) BR Dad 2: My wife took 3 full days to deliver.. and tha...
by sudeepj
07 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2232
Views: 363394

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Our RLV plan of landing back the first stage/full rocket like a shape shuttle is probably more efficient than what Spacex is doing. There is no need to hold extra propellant, nor worry about hitting a bulls eye. You just glide the rocket back to a airfield! It is one of those "why we didn't th...
by sudeepj
06 Feb 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304903

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

J S Khehar and Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit. Thanks for the input. Well, well, it figures. That's 50% of the justice league of India right there. I am equally sure that shekar ulloo ka dupatta was also lurking right behind them, at that time too. It only reiterat...
by sudeepj
06 Feb 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304903

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

J S Khehar and Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit.
by sudeepj
05 Feb 2018 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304903

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This one ruling by the Supreme Court is likely to impact counter-insurgency operations in many ways. One, troops may find it better to shy away from seeking combat with insurgents than face the prospect of being hounded in courts, years on end . Two, the overall impact on insurgency, because of thi...
by sudeepj
05 Feb 2018 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304903

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

At first I thought that the concerns about the FIR were overblown. I thought the FIR is simply an incident report, 'something happened, XYZ got killed, ABC fired the weapon, this was reported to us'. This would not necessarily mean the incident can be prosecuted.. For a prosecution to go forward, th...
by sudeepj
05 Feb 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Didnt we intercept call between Musharraf (in China) & his Corps Commander during Kargil? It was broadcast on all major channels. yes and it was deliberately revealed to put pressure on mushrador to call it quits since our PMO was not so ready for a full-on war. the other CT i can offer is the ...
by sudeepj
03 Feb 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4016
Views: 405931

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Tsarkar ji, I wish this was true! I adopted gmail early on and share a similar gmail address with a prominent IAS. I get a lot of official emails.. 'Chief Election Commissioner of Tanzania wants to establish a dialogue ......' :-D I have given up correcting them now. Turn it into an opportunity.......
by sudeepj
03 Feb 2018 21:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463610

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:You can tell us your hunch, and I can relieve you of your anxiety :D.


Issue is not with the airplane or the gun, it must be a concern about gas ingestion by the engine. :-D
by sudeepj
02 Feb 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507562

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

On the subject of composite stages, do we know if our ABM missiles have composite stages. They're fairly big missiles and making them composite will allow lower weight, more range, faster time to target, etc. They are pretty spindly cylinders.. I would be really surprised if they are not composite ...
by sudeepj
02 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211638

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

Unfortunately, ADE doesn't have a good track record of completing any project. Lakshya was the only one that sucessfully made it to induction. Unfortunately true. The only thing that is missing here is a private sector partner for this project. Perhaps TASL or Anil Ambanis venture or Brahmos Aerosp...
by sudeepj
02 Feb 2018 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211638

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

Shiv Aroor comes up with a scoop of the decade! :-D https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/02/exclusive-inside-the-world-of-indias-most-secret-combat-aircraft.html Codenamed SWiFT, short for stealth wing flying testbed, the aircraft is a technology demonstrator being designed and built in collaboratio...
by sudeepj
01 Feb 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

US Navy 1 Aircraft Carrier 1 Guided Missile Cruiser (for Air Defense) 2 LAMPS (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) Capable Warships (focusing on Anti-Submarine and Surface Warfare) 1–2 Anti Submarine Destroyers or Frigates This is a sample CBG of the French Navy...from the same link above... 1 Air...
by sudeepj
01 Feb 2018 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211638

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

True.. Cultural practices everywhere are unique and have evolved over a unique history. There is no 'one true' way. Having said that, there is a tendency in general society to give respect based on how Western/English one is rather than the actual results achieved. This general tendency can also be ...
by sudeepj
01 Feb 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211638

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

Narrating an incident about a different force from a different time. During WW II, an American general (Marshal?? Eisenhower??) refused a podium to address the troops/take a salute as he was 'merely their leader' but not a different class of person and because in a democracy, every human being has t...
by sudeepj
31 Jan 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348920

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

JTull wrote:Not to be a party pooper, they still haven't managed to setup MRO facilities for the Shakti engines. We've 100's of helos that can be grounded by sanctions.


Dont worry. Now we are in a state where we will impose sanctions on other countries.
by sudeepj
31 Jan 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507562

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Agni III weight simply cant be reduced from 48 tonnes to 22.. That will be a completely new missile (new motors, new structures, new TEL, new canister..) , which the scientists may still be calling Agni III because its range is 3xxx kms. As long as it delivers the bumb and the maga-bumb, who am I to...
by sudeepj
31 Jan 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

When the PN's Agosta 90B and Type 039Bs coming knocking, the Vikrant carries no sonars. How are they going to detect them? The same is true for the Vikramaditya. The Sea King Mk 42B - to be carried aboard both vessels - are not the greatest, especially against Agosta 90Bs and Type 039Bs. In fact th...
by sudeepj
30 Jan 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507562

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Can anyone produce one Agni III image with the first stage appears to be composite? I Couldnt find any. The progression was: Agni III (all maraging steel, not sure about the conical stage) Agni IV (First stage maraging steel, Second stage composite) Angi V (First stage maraging steel, second stage c...
by sudeepj
30 Jan 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If we wait until we have the budget in say 10 years to begin the CATOBAR then it would mean another 15 for that ship to be built and inducted. You are talking about 2045. And what about all the other things that needed for a carrier? Chola, a CATOBAR (like the Nimitz, Gerald Ford and Charles De Gau...
by sudeepj
29 Jan 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304903

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Navy and Air Force ethos is a little different. Air Force only officers fight and in Navy there is no contact fighting (except Marcos). In the army its close in and contact. You have to motivate someone to go in face of sometimes highly certain death. A very high level of leadership is needed. Cant...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1757
Views: 312632

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/01/86000-5600-mph-hyper-velocity-missile-defense/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60259038&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9cYVRQhbNNHEYvEP6QPqoWZw0wyc4Bhx-E_wdewvtbJuz8miemSjVqHSx5wwazm0Hh_WEVO3RnWVObyGDjG8nDuHHTFg&_hsmi=60259038 CENTER FOR STRATEGIC...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507562

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil is right, A4 had the second stage as the composit. The second stage motors are much smaller motors compared to the first stage. In fact, the A4s second stage was the first composite motor to be tested. A5 uses the A3 first stage and replaces the second stage maraging steel motor with a comp...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194182

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

this is going offtrack fast, but I am a pretty good native hindi speaker/reader.. the document is written in a style that will be **incomprehensible** to 99% of the people who are native hindi speakers. Being proud of hindi, and using hindi does not mean we revert to a style that blocks the message ...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194182

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

Indranil wrote:I don't understand why you guys find it humorous!


Most native speakers would find it beyond funny. And I am a guy who actually enjoys DD brand sanskritized hindi.. The document is in such klisht/high falutin hindi as to be nearly incomprehensible.
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463610

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

i doubt that it is right half dead. The annual intake of fighter pilots is about 100. 1000 pilots. The pilots dying in crashes total may not be more than 100. F-22 had three goals - 1) look first, shoot first, kill first 2)? and 3) A 19 year old fresh out of flying school should be able to fly it. ...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463610

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The paragraph on the Tejas page linked below is interesting - I have bolded the bit that keeps getting repeated http://www.tejas.gov.in/first_flights.html The Tejas is a pilot’s aeroplane and nowhere is this more evident than in her handling qualities and performance characteristics. She rockets of...
by sudeepj
27 Jan 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194182

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

The hindi document is a hoot! Even for a native Hindi speaker, it is extremely difficult to decipher the hindi.. Prime example of bureaucratic waste.. If the goal is to use a native language so its more accessible to a wider audience, that goal is just not met. I suspect the english document will be...

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