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by sudeepj
05 Oct 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4707
Views: 874783

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Is the S400 going to be customized with Indian radars? Is there any contribution by DRDO into the deployed systems such as seeker heads etc.? Will the IFF be customized to India? I am at a loss to understand how we can have an adversarial relationship with China, yet share the same air defense syste...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The golden age of the ATGM is past us. Active protection systems will render most of these obsolete within the next 5-7 years. The golden age of a sensor fused, drone integrated, 2 or 3 person tank is still ahead of us. for the current designs, possibly. APS have a limited protection bubble, of a f...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11939

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A trap or Unshackling

This is not a 2+2 dialogue.It is 2 telling another 2 what to do, "sign on the dotted lins or else..."! ... There will be definite concern with the Russians as this commns. agreement could compromise their milware. It may also spur them into providing Pak with extra Ru weaponry which the C...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11939

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A trap or Unshackling

Military Capacity: 1. What new shiny toys do we get 2. Does it lead to improvement in Indian MIC? Wrong question to ask. Modern military power is about a system, not about any shiny toy. It will definitely lead to improvement in Indian MIC. We can fabricate and system integrate at an international ...
by sudeepj
30 Aug 2018 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The golden age of the ATGM is past us. Active protection systems will render most of these obsolete within the next 5-7 years. The golden age of a sensor fused, drone integrated, 2 or 3 person tank is still ahead of us.
by sudeepj
28 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

If there is a next generation of MBTs with larger 140mm canons, a human loader will not be able to manhandle those rounds anyway. So its most likely that next gen tanks will have a max of a 3 man crew and the loader will go the way of the 'radio operator' in tanks.
by sudeepj
27 Aug 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://www.quora.com/How-do-soldiers-withstand-the-intense-heat-inside-a-tank How do soldiers withstand the intense heat inside a tank I served with 2nd Tank Battalion (US Marines) as a Forward Air Controller/Air Officer in 1998–1999. One of the greatest tours I did, by the way, fantastic group of...
by sudeepj
25 Aug 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The Army will not accept the Arjun, it hasnt accepted it for 15+ years and wont do so in the future. Ultimately, the customer is right, especially this customer as he puts his life on the line, and the DRDO/ARDE better focus their energies on a new design rather than beating the same dead horse. So...
by sudeepj
24 Aug 2018 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The Army will not accept the Arjun, it hasnt accepted it for 15+ years and wont do so in the future. Ultimately, the customer is right, especially this customer as he puts his life on the line, and the DRDO/ARDE better focus their energies on a new design rather than beating the same dead horse. Wha...
by sudeepj
06 Aug 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78845

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

sell the 29Ks to the iaf and buy rafales. Pay dassault to do some folding wings, or a removable part in the outer wing. :-(
by sudeepj
05 Aug 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4707
Views: 874783

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I wonder if a Brahmos can be used as an ultra long range SAM against tankers and awacs. If one fires a spread of Brahmos like a spread of torpedos, conceivably, the no escape zone can be reduced to nothing. The huge warhead means even a miss by 100 meters would end up peppering the target with holes.
by sudeepj
25 Jul 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522492

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

If there is a war, India needs to plug into a large armory. Europeans states can not be relied on to maintain large stockpiles of missiles/bombs etc. I recently read a report that the German airforce had only 4 Eurofighter Typhoons ready to go into combat! There is only one game in town when it come...
by sudeepj
20 Jul 2018 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2288
Views: 365689

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Matrix sheet of Jaish Coded matrix sheets: How terror groups use it differently https://www.oneindia.com/india/coded-matrix-sheets-how-terror-groups-use-it-differently-2382316.html Got it. Thanks. Sounds like one time encryption pads. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-time_pad In cryptography, the ...
by sudeepj
17 Jul 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Any sources on T90s being moved from the West to the China border? As far as I know, there are only a couple of places that are Tankable on the China border, and we dont station frontline tank forces there. As far as I can tell, these new T90MS tanks are to operationalize Cold Start and will be stat...
by sudeepj
17 Jul 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78845

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Project 17-A frigates that will soon go into production. That is almost double Yantar’s Rs 3,425 crore price for each Grigorivich-class vessel. Can anyone in their right mind compare Gregorovich to Project 17A? Two choppers vs one, Barak 8 vs a missile of questionable capability, project 17As displ...
by sudeepj
15 Jul 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522492

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

Willing to bet this MKI to tejas comparison is not an apples to apples comparison. Its the same old T90 shell vs a fully equipped Arjun comparison and the Russian ape is flinging shit as usual. Added later: Checked out the Rajya Sabha TV program with AVM Bahadur and the two journo types unloading on...
by sudeepj
14 Jul 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3506
Views: 401987

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Looks like kevlar fiber.. Only the bulletproof patka is 'proof' against 7.62x39. Kevlar helmets are lightweight but only stop 9mm and arty fragments.
by sudeepj
11 Jul 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1841
Views: 231311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Why don't you ask any general in Afghanistan on how many bullets of 5.56 or 7.62 caliber is required to make sure a Taliban is dead? Whatever they take it before fighting but they sustain on average 10 rounds of 7.62 and 16-20 rounds of 5.56 caliber body shots before death. :rotfl: Someone doesnt k...
by sudeepj
10 Jul 2018 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1570
Views: 132390

Re: Understanding the US- Again

not honoring contracts, threatening law suits and "I'll take the ball and go home" blustering may have worked in NY real estate. not sure if that's how you can shakedown china. Its much harder to find new markets for your products than to find new suppliers for your market. China has the ...
by sudeepj
09 Jul 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89089

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

With 1 m resolution, Pak gets its first spy sat. There is a lot of skill involved in analysis and I expect itll be a few years before this sat and the analysis team looking at its pictures is fully operational.
by sudeepj
04 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 231187

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The best way to salvage something out of the Arjun fiasco is to use some of the Arjun technologies to make the locally produced T90 and T72 fleet better. A better autoloader, a bustle to store the propellant, modular armor will all improve the T90 significantly and also make that fleet a lot more su...
by sudeepj
04 Jul 2018 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1274
Views: 202987

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

While it shares information from the Pakistani side, the narrative of history is selective - suppressing facts about Hindu majority Jammu and Buddhist majority Ladakh and the research is shoddy For example, from page 38 India’s enhanced military strength, together with men especially trained in sno...
by sudeepj
03 Jul 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 195242

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Sudeepji, NZ has written that she is a friend of Ms. Shireen Mazari! What else do you expect from her? Gautam I find myself in the weird position of having to defend a Bak nationalist :-D I think, among that crowd, she is not in a complete fantasy world that say, madam tractor trolley inhabits. Yes...
by sudeepj
02 Jul 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 195242

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Link to Nasim Zehra's book. I am about 50 pages in and the whining about Indian perfidy is never ending. This is perhaps understandable since she was likely to get shot if she did not provide cover for herself by cursing at the wicked Indians. Yet to get to the juicier parts about the actual operati...
by sudeepj
22 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2288
Views: 365689

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: 2288
Views: 365689

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: 2288
Views: 365689

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: 2288
Views: 365689

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: 2288
Views: 365689

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: 2288
Views: 365689

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350864

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570666

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570666

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570666

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570666

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4707
Views: 874783

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4707
Views: 874783

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570666

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4707
Views: 874783

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.

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