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by sudeepj
22 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Every state has rules to protect vulnerable classes. There are similar rules about land ownership in Himachal, in UttaraKhand.. there are laws that prevent sale or transfer of land owned by SC/ST to a non SC/ST. One could argue about the ethics or constitutionality of these laws, but they are prefer...
by sudeepj
21 Jun 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^Shanmukh: I think your data points are correct. What we saw in 2014 was a polarized electorate with the valley voting for soft separatists. The failure of this alliance is also a failure of governance and both parties are responsible for this failure. IMO, along with Mehbooba Mufti, Rajnath Singh ...
by sudeepj
20 Jun 2018 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

What with this usual rona-dhona.. Something to cheer you up, apologies for the haram twitter link.
Tral encounter scene, final moments:
https://twitter.com/SuddhanSadaf30/stat ... 3881765889

You will never guess what happens after the soldiers say, 3 seconds! 3 seconds!
by sudeepj
15 Jun 2018 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

1) UN Report on "Human Rights Violations" in J&K, from a pure Hurry-rat/HM/LeT perspective, as ventriloquized by "Amnesty International". 2) Report of similar tone and content in National Geographic magazine in US, which in general steers clear of political stories. Oh yes. ...
by sudeepj
15 Jun 2018 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Cant help but chuckle at Shujaat Bikharis murder. Watching his twitter feed, I think he criticized some murders of local Kashmiri policemen/armymen during eid and that was reason enough for some jihadis to spray bullets at him and his security detail. The hate spread by his fellow Islamists and Kash...
by sudeepj
10 Jun 2018 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://twitter.com/MohammadRaafi/statu ... 9743202304

Army men trying to convince the family of a terrorist jihadi to persuade him to surrender. I dont understand why this kind of people are not sent to Pakistan where they can continue to engage in jihad to their hearts content.
by sudeepj
09 May 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3217
Views: 295275

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://i.redditmedia.com/hld0JmLknoGtSieFF9lwpGaJWJPWckYnMUeuSyfQKJE.jpg?w=997&s=b152e5e3d362797cc066780b58ae8da7 Battle scarred T72. Note that the side ERA has take a hit and while one tile may have worked as expected, the rest of the tiles are ripped off by the explosion, leaving that side v...
by sudeepj
09 May 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4427
Views: 513947

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Possibly two or three tonnes can be reduced by replacing steel wheels with alloy, replace regular steel in trails with ultra-high-strength steel or titanium. More than that is simply asking for trouble. Meanwhile Pakis have inducted Panter in numbers.. 155mmx52Cal Turkish artillery that outranges a...
by sudeepj
02 May 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4427
Views: 513947

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Of course the army knows what such a gun should weigh. Let’s not believe the numbers on a media report. The knowledge of our reporters to interpret technicalities is subhanallah! This is the 4th or 5th time this information - ATAGs is overweight, army wants a 12tonne gun - has been reported, each t...
by sudeepj
02 May 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4427
Views: 513947

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Possibly two or three tonnes can be reduced by replacing steel wheels with alloy, replace regular steel in trails with ultra-high-strength steel or titanium. More than that is simply asking for trouble. Meanwhile Pakis have inducted Panter in numbers.. 155mmx52Cal Turkish artillery that outranges an...
by sudeepj
01 May 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4427
Views: 513947

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Shots on target, finally DefExpo stars: Dhanush by Ordnance Factory Board, and M777 by BAE Syst Enthralled with its performance during trials, the defence ministry has decided to procure the first lot of 40 guns for the Indian Army. But, the Army wants the weight of the gun to be reduced to 13 tonn...
by sudeepj
30 Apr 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Brahmos directors have made these claims, but the proof of the pudding is in eating it. I'll believe these claims when they actually fly it. Otherwise the next gen of Brahmos is always, just a few years away.
by sudeepj
28 Apr 2018 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Can the BAE gun fire anti missile rounds the way 76mmm super rapido can?
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2018 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4427
Views: 513947

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Do these 2 foreign designs honestly look that much more TFTA than the OFB Dhanush Mounted Gun? Get a better paint job and then people will be going waah waah over the desi solution as well. Now to find out more details on the OFB MGS solution.. The mounting points is different. OFB seems to have lo...
by sudeepj
08 Apr 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

BARAK-ER is a much better option. The S400 range of 400 kms appears to be the differentiator, but our major urban centers are far apart, not so close that a single S400 battery can provide protection to two or more, so we can realize the cost savings.
by sudeepj
07 Apr 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wait for THAAD? Why not collaborate with western countries for THAAD like local solutions? Alliances are the way these confrontations work. What options do we have? We have two irredentist nuclear powers as neighbors.. If we poke the lizard in the SCS, and they decide to up the ante in Arunachal, c...
by sudeepj
06 Apr 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Do people not see the emerging Russia-China strategic alliance? At the height of the cold war, would you have bought a crucial system from NATO? https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/russia-starts-delivery-of-s-400-missile-defense-systems-to-china/ Russia has begun delivery of an unknown number of S-400 T...
by sudeepj
06 Apr 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Its successful if you define success the 'Pakistan/Hezbollah/Monty Python - dark night' way. So what if the hated invader destroyed all my tanks, made me concede territory and achieved all his war goals.

I am still here with my thumb up my a**hole, therefore I am the winner.
by sudeepj
05 Apr 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Its amazing that when F16 purchases are pushed by the OEM, Rus rakshaks jump up and down claiming Pak has the same weapon. Rus Rakshaks also want to purchase an off the shelf Rus SAM that is also operated by our primary strategic enemy, Cheen, that Rus appears to be politically, economically and str...
by sudeepj
05 Apr 2018 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How can we expect an S400 to protect against Cheen that is itself a user of the system? This would be like trying to buy F16s back in 89.
by sudeepj
04 Apr 2018 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210754

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

That's why he is staring straight ahead as he would if he were to sit at the head of the table. Diabolical signs. Look at his body language. Completely non receptive and non accodomative. His far away look, probably picturing grass eater bhutto, in his fashionable hangman's noose. Was going to make...
by sudeepj
04 Apr 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The issue in Arjun vs T90 is not light armor vs heavy armor.. They are both playing the same role. The issue is, if a breakthrough is achieved, can the cavalry exploit it? Can it make 'fast flanking moves'.. If every 3-4 meter wide canal needs bridging equipment to cross, I dont think you can mainta...
by sudeepj
27 Mar 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Hats off the Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, I am beginning to think the MOD mess can only be sorted out under strong female leadership. It appears that male leadership can be easily pushed around by vested interests. Ms Sitharaman has a very strong reputation of being firm and an excellent negotiator. 1. S...
by sudeepj
22 Mar 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I also do not understand the angst when the LCA project is finally taking off and strong commitment has been made by all concerned. Why this negativity ? As far as I know the relationships between the IAF and ADA as evidenced by the NTFC are excellent. I have never seen such a high level of mutual ...
by sudeepj
22 Mar 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3998
Views: 705977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

50 paltry missile with the IAF! BMos is a great trick to possess but v.expensive too .we ha e to field a cocktail of missiles which are less expensive than BMos but can be fielded in large numbers.It would be worthwhile to compare costs of all of our tactical missiles , glide bombs, et al and work ...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308492

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

What are you talking about? This is great Soviet engineering.. We will just build a hundred of these and take on anyone we want.
by sudeepj
15 Mar 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tarmak' pic is looking like that because it is a snap taken of a display monitor. Interesting! Usually when I take pictures of displays, they show up with a part of the screen lit and the other part dark, because that's how the displays are rendered.. One horizontal line of pixels at a time, at a v...
by sudeepj
15 Mar 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Please don’t give Rajat Pandit viewership by posting his articles here. By the way, I don’t know the numbers. But if development + acquisition cost of LCA is 100 million per plane, when development meant developing the entire ecosystem from designer to manufacturing to testing to certifying, then i...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IAF commits to 324 Tejas fighters, provided a good Mark-II jet is delivered After years of being critical of the Tejas fighter, which is still not combat-ready 35 years after the light combat aircraft project was first approved by the government, the IAF has now agreed to induct 324 of the indigeno...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

You can see the composite tape weaved in the yellow parts of the structure.. First time I am seeing this. That's just an artifact of whatever post processing Tarmak did. Here's the actual pic. Click for higher resolution. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28701029_1692418574185917_2445...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 298278

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Image

You can see the composite tape weaved in the yellow parts of the structure.. First time I am seeing this.
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Not necessarily.. Arjun is also wider and taller. In addition, the T90 has the same Kanchan armor as the Arjun. T90 tank has kanchan armor? Very interesting, Source please? This was widely reported.. but I cant find any authoritative source. A sample of the reportage is here, though it could just b...
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

For the love of God, someone should just weld a bustle to the back of the T90 turret and store the extra propellant charges there! Our cavalry will suffer horrendously if they ride into battle sitting atop cordite! This is not rocket science!
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I am amazed by the duplicity of the IA Armor decision makers when they keep dissing Arjun, while simultaneously puffing up their chests and claiming "We will fight with what we have!" Well, you were given a vastly superior tank that just wiped the floor with T-90 in comparative trials. Ye...
by sudeepj
06 Mar 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I agree with all your assertions and I hope we all heed your urge. I will try to moderate on similar lines. At the same time, the engineer in me does revolt a little. How can I give you every capability you want of a Arjun at the weight of a T-90. You ask for better armour, better mobility, better ...
by sudeepj
06 Mar 2018 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

would not the heavier tank be inherently safer for the crew? it is no-brainer that crew will be safer inside Arjun v/s T-90. what is the crew survivability inside lighter Arjun v/s heavier Arjun under various attacks: RPG, anti-tank mines, ATGM, Anti-tank rounds. Not necessarily.. Arjun is also wid...
by sudeepj
06 Mar 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64281

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

I have been to Canada at least 9 times over the years. From what I have seen of these khalistani's (in the UK as well) the older generation is filling the younger generations with ideas of greatness and glory from the times of M. Ranjit Singh, the younger generation are keen to re-establish their r...
by sudeepj
06 Mar 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1584
Views: 197635

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

T90 today has three major flaws. 1. Propellant stored all over the crew compartment. 2. Short APFSDS. 3. Lack of hard kill active protection systems. All three issues are fixable.. A small bustle can be mounted to the rear of the turret where at least the propellant charges can be stored, if not the...
by sudeepj
25 Feb 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64281

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:

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