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by sudeepj
08 Mar 2021 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474731

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Once Astra 2 starts testing, Pak will ask for C7/C8 using the "no change of strategic balance" argument. Most probably it will get it as well. I won't be surprised, if they are already asking for it, given that Meteor is now available to us. The only way out for us is to double down on in...
by sudeepj
18 Feb 2021 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725641

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

Kudos to the Indian Army and the humble village lads who looked the Dlagon in the eye and forced it to slink away. Jai Ma Bharati! The sequence of deescalation steps, with the vacating of the Kailash range being the last and upcoming discussions on Depsang mean India won this round. As for what was ...
by sudeepj
16 Feb 2021 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283989

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What is the radome like structure on the left hand side of the Mk1A turret (the side that doesnt have the ERA)? It looks like some kinds of sensor, but I havent seen any description of what exactly it is.
by sudeepj
15 Feb 2021 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283989

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I don't think we have the means to transport Arjun on the LAC, or do we? if we can, then some 100 of Arjuns in Depsang plane will conclusively and decisively close any option for China. Step 1: Drive a heavy crane there. Step 2: Disassemble the tank into turret and chasis. Step 3: Reassemble on sit...
by sudeepj
13 Feb 2021 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8942
Views: 1048400

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The vaccination rate must pick up fast or we may be in a pickle come summer season just two and a half months away. In India, as temperatures rise, people spend more time indoors resulting in lower vit D, and with AirConditioning turned on. A combination of these reasons is probably the reason why ...
by sudeepj
13 Feb 2021 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8942
Views: 1048400

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The vaccination rate must pick up fast or we may be in a pickle come summer season just two and a half months away. In India, as temperatures rise, people spend more time indoors resulting in lower vit D, and with AirConditioning turned on. A combination of these reasons is probably the reason why ...
by sudeepj
12 Feb 2021 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2571
Views: 237684

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Jailing any Twitter employees will be counter productive. It will only give material to ultra leftists and like. You can bet there will be demonstrations on the streets with their photos as heroes with numerous articles in the press. A far better option is as asgkhan has suggested which is to put r...
by sudeepj
09 Feb 2021 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 462
Views: 45116

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/meity-koo-twitter-khalistan-anti-india-accounts-order-jack-dorsey-activity/ The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and many of its organisations have moved to Koo, a Made-in-India alternative to micro blogging platform Twitter, Your Story has reported...
by sudeepj
06 Feb 2021 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2571
Views: 237684

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chaiwala input. PM spoke to Biden yesterday. Among other topics, PM expressed GOI's displeasure that an internal matter of India has become a political football for woke people in US celebrity culture who have no clue what the issues actually are... with the result that a whole nation & its dem...
by sudeepj
04 Feb 2021 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887985

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) , the incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, explicitly called for strict economic sanctions to be imposed if the military does not pull back. This guy is a complete Chinese/Paki/Islamist stooge. No wonder he wants hard-hitting US sanctions on Myanmar g...
by sudeepj
02 Feb 2021 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 801273

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A320 weather radar. Doesnt look like there is too much space in the nose for a big honking radar. At most a meter and half wide. https://i.redd.it/3dtska1xld8z.jpg Another picture with a human for scale. https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/120550795_620170075341649_3406366536658331388_o.jp...
by sudeepj
01 Feb 2021 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1354
Views: 279967

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Old television series about the Kargil war. Notable for many first person interviews/snippets. Very stilted commentary typical of how english was spoken in that time. There is a 5 min clip of Flt Lt Nachiketa too.

by sudeepj
30 Jan 2021 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 787164

Re: Internal Security Watch

Lol these guys don't wait for principles or morals when it comes to protesting ... heck most of them don't even understand the details of the law they're protesting , They only need a leader or a news channel to tell them its bad and they'll be in the streets marching I would rather have more sikhs...
by sudeepj
30 Jan 2021 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 787164

Re: Internal Security Watch

Guys I have been on this forum since '06 days it is sad that some posts on this thread have either come to maligning Sikhs or some portraying them as victims and historical context of their anti-india/anti-hindu stance and justifying how they behave are direct result of this context. I disagree wit...
by sudeepj
29 Jan 2021 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 787164

Re: Internal Security Watch

Subsequently, Sikhs *were backstabbed* by the Congress leadership when Congress agreed to a partition that resulted in a loss of vast lands and properties in Punjab. Many other political promises made to Sikhs were broken, some for understandable reasons. The whole ugly scene culminated in the cyni...
by sudeepj
29 Jan 2021 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 787164

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^ Come out of the make believe world of "Dharmic" brotherhood. There is no such thing. Notwithstanding your fairyland of "Dharmics", economic and social repercussion will be painful for the self proclaimed "martial race". They have committed treasons many times. What ...
by sudeepj
29 Jan 2021 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 787164

Re: Internal Security Watch

Here's a kicker - I am hearing about some new WhatsApp groups inciting hatred among JAINS towards Hindus.. a good friend of mine, Jain from some semi-urban part of North India, tells me that he has been getting a barrage of posts showing how Jain saints have been insulted by Hindu "Mobs",...
by sudeepj
26 Jan 2021 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243954

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

nam wrote:Rudram 3 images been deliberately released. 2nd time.

This is one fat lady! Looks like a very long range missile to take out radars from 200 or 300 kms away!
by sudeepj
23 Jan 2021 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759588

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

We should ask for meteor integration on LCA Mk1 for the extra rafale order. Otherwise, there is only a period of 5 years or so when these extra rafales will matter. By then LCA Mk2/desi rafale will be productionised along with the SFDR Astra 3.
by sudeepj
20 Jan 2021 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879581

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

jamwal wrote:Why are these 127mm guns so expensive?
What about alternatives?


About ~$50 million per gun. Not that expensive. I suppose these were chosen for future longer range 'smart rounds' that would increase the effectiveness of the gun in the air defense role.
by sudeepj
10 Jan 2021 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879970

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Soldiers should be given a 'hardened' android phone that does not connect to the google playstore etc. and can only install safe apps. With SMS and voice calls allowed, that will take care of 90% of their needs when deployed. It wont prevent careless leaks but how much is the risk of that, its for t...
by sudeepj
04 Jan 2021 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Malacca is not the only strait connecting the Pacific to the Indian ocean! There are others that can be used - Sunda straits, Lombok straits - as long as the flotilla is supported by tankers. Then there are foreign bases. If there is a large chinese naval presence at Djibouti, dreams of blocking the...
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

You can keep rotfl-maoing, but any STOBAR carrier going up against a CATOBAR will likely lose simply because the catobar can see and shoot the stobar long before the stobar can. Against the Varyag and their other stobar, our current carriers have a decent fighting chance. Against their third emals e...
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

My apologies for suggesting we should invest in our own MIC instead of buying catapults and SHs/Rafale-M etc. That's indeed dhoti-shivering. We should cancel the TEDBF etc and work with Boeing for all of our naval fighter needs because the chini carriers are on their way. I am all for supporting lo...
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

LCA with an 8.5 meter wingspan fits in Vikramaditya and Vikrant lifts. Rafale has an unfolded wingspan of 11 meters. How about manually folding 1.5meter wingtips for Rafale? That may be possible.
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

In many cases, Chinese elite are figuratively and literally sleeping with the US elite. A peace or a detente is not completely impossible here! Sudeep saar, imo whatever bromance is between the two is because of cheap chini labor. And chinese aren't going to slave for eternity just so americans can...
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The navy wants a large carrier because the existing carriers cant hack it against the future Chinese fleet. Nothing works to take on a CBG sailing in blue waters, other than a CBG of your own. If the DF21 concept worked so well, why are the Chinese spending so much money to build up their super carr...
by sudeepj
28 Dec 2020 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

A cbg, at least in theory, can protect itself with anti ballistic missiles. No such luck with subs. Its the ocean equivalent of a heavy armored division. It can defend itself from the air, fight underwater attacks, and outrage/outshoot anything on the surface. Take the carrier out and you are left ...
by sudeepj
27 Dec 2020 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

What if they get lucky and there is a separate peace between them and the US? them and Australia? them and Indonesia? Lose any one of these countries and they get a clean passage to the Indian ocean. What if the chinese get lucky and one shot all of our carriers(including the catobar) with a barrag...
by sudeepj
27 Dec 2020 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The chopper situation has been fixed to some extent with the romeo order. The subs do have older torpedos, just not the latest ones. They also have missiles (exocets) and klubs. The Barak 8 loadout seems small to us, but IN seems ok with it for now. The IN capex budget is $4 billion an year. What ar...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Conflict is looming in the next 2-4 years is my gut feel. In that scenario, every short term dollar needs to spent wisely so we are able to win with the minimal amount of time and damage to own assets. [However, there will be a day after the conflict and there will be a conflict after that. Even if ...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

This is like arguing about whether tanks protect the infantry and are therefore better, or infantry protecting the tanks and therefore better, or whether its the sniper who is the best because he can shoot a general and end the battle. The escorts and the carrier work together to achieve concentrat...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Straight from the horse's mouth Sonar 2076 system has a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,500km). https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uks-most-powerful-submarine-joins-the-navy#:~:text=The%20submarine%20has%20the%20capacity,nautical%20miles%20(5%2C500km). Straight from the salesman's mouth is more li...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

It is entirely possible that I am simply too thick to understand this conversation. Many here seem to be quite adamant about the need for a 65k tonne flat top. However, i cannot fathom as to where we are going to get the funding for a this. This when we can barely meet current requirements and paym...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

My mistake for engaging with a clown like you . Wont repeat it again. Kindly desist from name calling. You have been warned. Next time, it will be a ban. I hope you follow your advice above. Yes, but a professional proposal from serving naval brass is perfectly fit to be called a wet dream. I dont ...
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

No no, a fire control solution will be devised using SONAR from 3000km away!
by sudeepj
26 Dec 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Way to miss the point Philip. That strike range is only against static targets. A barge with Kaliber missiles will have the same range. Unless you have a sensor in the loop, how does the sub know where to shoot? Such a capability can be used to attack land based targets at long range but are useless...
by sudeepj
25 Dec 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286868

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

1. Anything underwater has an inherent limitation on how much data it can get. A data rate of 50 baud is extremely high for underwater platforms! Therefore, a question of 'sensor fused' warfare from an underwater system is out of the question. 2. If an SSN is at a particular point in the ocean, just...
by sudeepj
24 Dec 2020 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474731

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What will a Pakistani recognition of Israel practically mean? They arent a neighbor that poses an invasion threat. They have nukes, but that doesnt mean they are about to launch them at Israel. Any benefits to Israel are only notional here. The real threat to Israel comes from its immediate neighbor...
by sudeepj
24 Dec 2020 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474731

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

nachiket wrote:
sudeepj wrote: PAF doesnt have the money to operate a two seat fighter like J11.

Twin engined you mean. The J-11 is a single seater.


Meant a twin engine fighter.. but two seats also add additional costs. They can only afford light weight fighters.

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