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by nachiket
16 Feb 2018 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1970
Views: 200101

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/iaf-chopper-crashes-in-assam-2-dead/articleshow/62931022.cms IAF chopper crashes in Assam, 2 dead The incident took place at Sumoimari Chapori, a police officer said, adding that Defence and IAF personnel were on their way to Majuli. RIP for the pil...
by nachiket
13 Feb 2018 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331424

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Austin, About the modernization program for the Mi-8/17, what are the changes? Do they have digital avionics and helmet mounted sights? Lets discuss in the Helicopters thread. They mention the Mi-171A2 version which has the VK-2500 engines, digital avionics and glass cockpit. Wiki also mentions a n...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 331594

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It looks like a motivated article by Ajai Shukla who seems to have activated his Track Two hat. The article makes Bajwa as a reasonable Pak which he is not. Ajai Shukla plumbs new depths every day. Pakis always speak with a forked tongue and he should know that better than others considering he was...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 602
Views: 33152

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Essentially, many of you guys are saying that maldives has a death wish. That it has nothing to loose. That it will ally itself strategically with china and let it build a base on its soil. I can understand pakistan doing all of the things above. I'm yet to understand why the srilankans or myanmar ...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 331594

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

chetak ji, IA being surprised by ATGM stirke on our bunker doesn't compute since they themselves have used ATGMs in the past for fire assaults. We even saw that in one of the videos. The problem with this kind of exchange of fire is that it is only a matter of time before the Pakis bring out the sam...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 331594

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

fanne wrote:and we had soviet era 130 mm guns many upgunned to 155mm

The M-46 has limitations in mountainous areas like the LoC due to the max elevation restricted to 45 degrees.
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 273088

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It is telling that the IAF would rather have used Airbus or Boeing aircraft than new build IL-76. They wouldn't do this unless they were thoroughly dissatisfied with the spares, availability and maintenance issues with their existing IL-76 aircraft. Makes me wonder how many of our IL-78 tankers woul...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 00:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90729

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Economy thread is not the place to discuss everything from AI to Lithium mining. Please take those discussions to a relevant thread if it exists or create one for discussing Technologies necessary for India's future economic security or something. Further off-topic posts will be deleted.
by nachiket
08 Feb 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 401406

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

When I said that nation cannot be defended at 1.35 pct if GDP and showed how even UK spends about 1.9 and that we need atleast 3 pct I was told that 1.35 is enough because that is 11 pct of total govt spending. Nachiket said that. Sir, I did not mean to say that it is enough, but that there is no p...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 401406

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If ATAGS is ready to be inducted where does that leave the Dhanush?
by nachiket
07 Feb 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 375
Views: 133215

Re: Attention non-members and lurkers !

Dear Admin, I have emailed gentleman DAWT cadet YAT gmail DAWT com requesting updation my email id. My employer have moved our email to a new domain & old email id will lapse in another week or two. Please help. Mollick.R, you can change your email id from User Control Panel->Profile->Edit Acco...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2018 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291285

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The GE 414 EPE version is supposed to up the thrust to almost 110kN. If you want to go bigger than that, you'll be in AL-31/PW-F100 territory. The AMCA will have to be called the AHCA then I guess. It shouldn't matter what/how the nomenclature changes. AMCA should be medium to medium-heavy category...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2018 06:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks, ToI has again published one of those junk articles on the Tejas. Let’s hammer them down wherever it pops up (in comments, editorial, forums, emails, upper management, GoI/MoD etc). Name and shame the unnamed “senior IAF official” being quoted in that article. Haven't read the article but how...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291285

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

What I am saying is that with 2 x GE 414s, the AMCA is a FA-18 sized fighter. But with the added demands of a bigger body for internal carriage. And then if you want it to supercruise ... I suspect that the 414 might leave it under powered The GE 414 EPE version is supposed to up the thrust to almo...
by nachiket
03 Feb 2018 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2376
Views: 243446

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

It wasn't just mobile cavalry and guerilla tactics, Shivaji was simply prepared to do anything that was needed to overcome the huge disparity in men and material that he faced. Fast light cavalry attacks, using terrain to one's advantage (and developing an excellent knowledge of local terrain in the...
by nachiket
03 Feb 2018 00:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This is all gold nachiket!! Good visibility and buzz is what's missing from LCA as a product. Let firangs see we are catching up so they better stop arm twisting us on technology and price. The firang arms manufacturers know exactly where we are with the LCA and other programs already. They do not ...
by nachiket
02 Feb 2018 23:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

#JustIn | After Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, it could be the turn of Gen David L Goldfein, Chief of Staff of @usairforce to fly #Tejas anytime soon. Mil sources also confirm that French AF Chief too lined up for a sortie on #Tejas at Jodhpur on Feb 7. https://twitter.com/writetake/status/...
by nachiket
01 Feb 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3740

Re: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014

The number will be 126-attrition. Some Bisons have crashed as well. I have never read any report about the 50 options being exercised. Safe to say the Bison numbers never went beyond 126. There are 6 Bison squadrons that I know of - 3,4,21,23,32,51. If the 50 options were exercised, we would have se...
by nachiket
01 Feb 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3740

Re: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014

One question for those who may know about this- the IAF had gone in for 126 MiG-21 Bison upgrade kits, with an option for 50 more. Does anyone know if those 50 options were converted to firm orders? Considering that there are MiG-21Bis still flying today and the MiG-21Bis will finally be retired fr...
by nachiket
31 Jan 2018 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565053

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Amur will be cheapest, fastest and the only item of doubt was its AIP system now back in prod. and anyway our DRDO AIP system is almost perfected and can be used. These boats can carry BMos most important factor.German U-2boats for the 75-I req.Amurs as Kilo replacements.We are nowhere near a Desi ...
by nachiket
30 Jan 2018 05:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Mod Note: No more posts here about the Su-30MKI and its engines. Take that to the Su-30 thread.
by nachiket
30 Jan 2018 05:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:No decision made yet. FOC not dependent on it.

Is the R-73 already integrated? Not sure how we can have FOC otherwise if there is no CCM integrated.
by nachiket
30 Jan 2018 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 565997

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Here it is: https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ARMY/today/unit-articles/439-10-para-sf-mustafas-of-desert-warfare.html `Mussoorie main honeymoon manane walon ko pata chale ki IMA mein loha ban raha hai` This is one of the many punch lines that Drill Instructors of Indian Military Academy (IMA) frequentl...
by nachiket
30 Jan 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304230

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

AK saar, we have been hearing about the officer shortage for a couple of decades now if not more. Has the intake in the IMA been increased to deal with the officer shortage? If not, is it because successive governments have denied the army's requests to do it? This would be a good thing to leak to t...
by nachiket
27 Jan 2018 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498689

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Why can't we have a TEL like this. The weight and dimensions of TOPOL M are almost similar to Agni V (except the stated range) WHich company has the capability to design and develop a TEL like that in India? It will require substantial investment of time and money to get that capability. If there i...
by nachiket
26 Jan 2018 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304230

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

x-post from LCA thread That’s actually quite common now. This is a direct result of the degradation and devaluation of armed forces ranks and armed forces in general vis a vis the babus. Our companies are now commanded by Lt Cols which is a huge problem. But I don’t want to go OT here. Kapoor saab, ...
by nachiket
24 Jan 2018 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13862

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

IAF (per Wikipedia) CENTRAL COMMAND: 7 Sqns fixed-wing combat aircraft, 1 Sqn fixed-wing transport/utility aircraft, 1 Helo Sqn Agra: 1 sqn Avro 748 Bareilly: 2 sqn MKIs, 1 sqn Chetaks Gorakhpur: 1 sqn Jags, 1 sqn Mi-17 Maharajpur: 2 sqn Mirage 2000s, 1 sqn MiG-21, 1 sqn MiG-27 EASTERN COMMAND: 7 S...
by nachiket
22 Jan 2018 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 965
Views: 146965

Re: Aircraft Recognition

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by nachiket
22 Jan 2018 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485806

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Lockheed Martin has built and delivered many thousands of the jets they'e proposing to sell. The HAL hasn't as yet made a single Tejas of the variant the IAF wants in service. A 5-10 year delay in delivering would put the IAF in serious trouble. The IAF wants at least 20 and perhaps 40 Mk1s in serv...
by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13862

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

My 2 paisa - What we need to do to avoid this scenario is in many respects similar to what we need to win if it actually happens, because diplomatic moves to avoid this, although essential will only take us so far. What ultimately matters is how our military strength and willingness to use it is per...
by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1441
Views: 46100

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

The persistent wishlist of many in BRF of "let us load up a vessel with 100s of tubes with Brahmos or Nirbhay" is good for a land-attack mode, but kind of not going to work in blue water operations of IOR. There, due to the vastness of the ocean, multiple enemy combatants can spread out o...
by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565053

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

How do you design a ship radar to operate with only one kind of aircraft?
by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565053

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

B That comes form the annual budget and that currently is running at 1.6 pct of GDP. If the 5 year plans were to be funded then we would need atleast 3-3.5 pct of GDP and earmarked sanctioned funds. There is zero correlation between the budget and the 5 year defence plan. Increasing the defence bud...
by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 02:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90729

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That article does not cite any sources and seems to be uninformed speculation.
by nachiket
19 Jan 2018 05:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4265
Views: 273912

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There is more that can be done to decongest Mumbai airport. Capacity limitations in BOM are IMO, the single biggest factor constraining the growth of Indian aviation. If this has to be tackled on a war footing, Mumbai could stop cargo flights and have them land in Nashik (which has 2 airports that ...
by nachiket
18 Jan 2018 04:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4265
Views: 273912

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I posted this a few pages back and it is still the best explanation of our quandrary, IMHO. We have added just one extra runway over the past 50 years. But have added many new and glitzy terminals. Why? Because our airports need the non-aviation revenue streams provided by the terminals to produce ...
by nachiket
18 Jan 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575911

Re: Small Arms Thread

I don't know why Sandeep Unnithan is calling the three calibers a nightmare. IA already uses all three. 5.56x45 for the INSAS, the most prevalent. But here are huge numbers of AK-series rifles in service as can be seen from COIN ops pics from J&K and other places which use 7.62x39mm. Plus we hav...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2018 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1124
Views: 87899

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

It's Time To Bomb North Korea More pertinently, those other countries have gone through severe crises, and even fought wars, without ever mentioning nuclear weapons, let alone threatening their use as Kim Jong Un already has. North Korea is different, and U.S. policy should recognize that reality b...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2018 06:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 461384

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Locked. Continue on the new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7625

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