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by nachiket
07 Sep 2017 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 999
Views: 59788

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Police corruption is well known and unlikely to end anytime soon. There are horror stories of police corruption, cruelty, ineptitude and collusion with criminals from all over the country. Mumbai police acting like Dawood's hitmen and destroying every underworld don except him is well known. But tal...
by nachiket
07 Sep 2017 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 999
Views: 59788

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

That SOB paid for his karma. Good riddance. SRoyji for a moment just consider that Karkare may not have known the truth. He may have been honestly laboring under the impression that Col. Purohit was a terrorist and trying to beat the information or of him. Kind of domestic false flag. Its the root ...
by nachiket
30 Aug 2017 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1141
Views: 198535

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

brar_w wrote:Mid-wave Infrared Seeker.

Isn't this a step backwards from the Imaging IR (I'm assuming LWIR) seeker that it originally had?
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 04:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1862
Views: 147535

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Such large projects open a great window of opportunity to clear the slum. Out of the 98 000 crores. 1000 cores could do wonders in Dharavi. And how do you think the Japanese are going to feel about this endeavor being added to the project at the last minute? Dharavi exists because it is a vote bank...
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Vikramaditya - wonder what can replace MiG-29s on them. If at all. It can be made into a ASW Helo carrier. Like an oversized Izumo. But for that the Vikrant's lifts need to be enlarged somehow and an affordable replacement for the Mig-29K found. And a follow on successor to the Vikrant built with t...
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Its Angad Singh. He has a contempt for anything Indian made and ooh-aahs over the Gripen, this, that. The current crop of new desi DM are no better than the Bedis etc of yore. Well even the IN chief blamed the "inadequate LCA" rather than mention any problems with the Migs. That came out ...
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 387
Views: 57157

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Considering how much the original 36 Rafales cost, we also need to put out an RFP for a tree that grows $$$.
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1121
Views: 80440

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Karnad: The Aridhaman, moreover, has 8 tubes to launch the K-4 2,500 km SLBMs — twice the number of tubes as the Arihant, and can carry some 24 land-attack K-15 missiles as well. The twin SSBN set will by end-2018 be able to drop a whopping nuclear load on Shanghai and the coast line to the east an...
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 02:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1862
Views: 147535

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This is the first I'm hearing of BKC being Mumbai's city center, whatever that is. Meanwhile Phadnavis is being too Chankian for his own good. He suggests an alternative plot in Dharavi, knowing fully well that it would require thousands of slums to be demolished and lakhs of people rehabilitated. I...
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

srin wrote:Only Mig-29Ks can operate on our carriers, and those Mig-29Ks are not reliable/navalized enough to operate on the carriers.
Wondering how we ended up in this situation.
:((

We messed up during the design of the Vikrant.
by nachiket
26 Aug 2017 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1121
Views: 80440

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The first one is a USN Ohio class submarine - USS Pennsylvania. Karnad should really know better.
by nachiket
23 Aug 2017 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 362
Views: 36296

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don't know why people are so ecstatic about Trump's statements. Unless there is some action on the ground his statements about Pakistan's terror support are nothing but lip service. As for asking for India's help look at the way he did it. He did not say India was a valuable partner and request fo...
by nachiket
17 Aug 2017 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219669

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ridiculous decision. This is what happens when you don't have a full time defence minister who knows what he's doing.
by nachiket
09 Aug 2017 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

sudeepj wrote:Can the Mig29Ks be transferred to IAF while IN goes for a better fighter such as the Rafale or F18?

Which carrier would they fly off of?
by nachiket
08 Aug 2017 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Just a point to note. The performance of the platform in a short term deployment has no relevance to the reliability and serviceability problems being discussed earlier. When IAF MKI's were suffering from low serviceability, their performance during red flag exercises was excellent. That didn't mean...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2017 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3061
Views: 199143

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

IA should have taken Arjun that is a good way to see where it stands among its peers and compete both Iran and China have fielded their home made tank and gives a chance for competitors to see what Arjun is capable off. What is the point when the IA does not plan on inducting any more Arjuns than t...
by nachiket
02 Aug 2017 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76530

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Manish_Sharma wrote:Didn't Parrikar say that 20 billion is too much for 126 Rafale mfr here? Soho's come govt gets money for 57 fighters.

The govt. had the money for MRCA as well....till the time came to sign on the dotted line. The Navy will learn this the hard way too it seems.
by nachiket
02 Aug 2017 04:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1631
Views: 202665

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

His body needs to disappear before anyone else can come to claim it. As do the bodies of any terrorists killed in the valley henceforth.
by nachiket
01 Aug 2017 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3393
Views: 203111

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

HAL still considers the LCA as ADA's baby not theirs. They are only the production house. All R&D performed by ADA. I had hoped this would change at least now that MK1A is being worked on by HAL. But old habits die hard I guess.
by nachiket
15 Jul 2017 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4492
Views: 351082

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The Achilles heel of any plane program in India is engines and not enough money is invested in this complex multi-discipline program. All the community could not make the govt invest money here despite repeated gaps. We can blame the HF-24 failure on the Brits refusing us engines. But they did not ...
by nachiket
15 Jul 2017 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4492
Views: 351082

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There is no point blaming the IAF. If the baboons did not listen to Dr. Valluri and shot him down, what makes anyone believe they would have listened to the IAF? This all comes down to what JayS said earlier about us not having any national aspirations about excelling in the aeronautical field. This...
by nachiket
13 Jul 2017 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2875
Views: 222011

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

In the late early 90s the Dragunov SVDN Sniper Rifle with range of 1300 meters was introduced into the army. The universal test of a sniper is to score a first shot “head shot” at 600 meters and first shot “body(chest) shot” at 1000 meters and that too after an indefinite wait in a hide. If a snipe...
by nachiket
07 Jul 2017 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4492
Views: 351082

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The point is in context of the gripens advertised ability to do so. With what load it achieves this, I have no clue. As for tactical relevance, that is for the IAF to decide. Perhaps it is meaningful and perhaps it's just marketing. I was simply curious as to whether the f16 has any potential here....
by nachiket
01 Jul 2017 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2154
Views: 142112

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

^^ The entire discussion started with Rafael Paris Air Show press release of I-Derby integration on Tejas and Su-30MKI. It has a software defined seeker that enables programming against enemy ECM patterns. tsarkar sir, the idrw report says that the IAF is evaluating proposals to integrate the Derby...
by nachiket
30 Jun 2017 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2154
Views: 142112

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

^^ We always had Super 530D BVR since the 80s followed by Derby on Sea Harrier upgrade followed by MICA RF/IIR on Mirage 2000 upgrade and I-Derby on Su-30MKI/Tejas. MICA, Derby, I-Derby and I-Derby-ER compare very favourably with Pakistani AMRAAMs. Add Astra to the mix. I'm speaking only of the Su-...
by nachiket
30 Jun 2017 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2154
Views: 142112

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The interest in the new AAM should be seen in this light: x-posted from LCA thread Bars is manufactured at HAL Hyderabad and thankfully the Russians shared the software (before they discovered they've run out of things to sell and started acting pricey on other stuff). The software shared allows Ind...
by nachiket
30 Jun 2017 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some good news about the Betwa..Hopefully the return to service will take place on time. Please,don't put words into my pen. Don't need to. You did say this did you not? Chola,or are we backscratching Boeing by flying more hours so that they can rake in support costs? :rotfl: Come on. Own it. You a...
by nachiket
29 Jun 2017 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4492
Views: 351082

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The bakis reportedly used the Bandar to down an Iranian UAV. We meanwhile used a MKI , 93 gasha rounds to down a Paki balloon over Jaipur earlier this year. It was the job of a point defense fighter, not our air dominance fighter. For kind folks talking about understanding orbat, this is a glaring ...
by nachiket
29 Jun 2017 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chola,or are we backscratching Boeing by flying more hours so that they can rake in support costs? You know,civvy aircraft don't make moolah for their owners if they're on the ground. I'm sure that if the Bears had a similar moolah/hr. contract you would've seen them flying back and forth to S.Afri...
by nachiket
28 Jun 2017 22:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2698
Views: 172317

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Rains in Mumbai are the most convenient excuse given by city admin for all kinds of delays and also for the pathetic road quality. In reality the major issues are the familiar ones, land acquisition, lack of funds, corruption and an apathetic administration. All big road (and even the metro) project...
by nachiket
27 Jun 2017 03:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2698
Views: 172317

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I really hope that we build bridge on the scale of verrazano narrows or akashi kaiko connecting Mumbai island to Navi mumbai. Really wish someone comes up with this idea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai_Trans_Harbour_Link Been hanging fire for years. Contracts were to be awarded this month. Do...
by nachiket
24 Jun 2017 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4750
Views: 105263

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

what do gaarus here think are chances of Saudi actually invading Qatar like Iraq-Kuwait crisis? Looking at their horrendous performance in Yemen the Saudis are in no position to invade anybody. Unless of course the pakis go full retard and send thousands of PA troops under Rawheel's command. Unlike...
by nachiket
21 Jun 2017 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 597289

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Marten, The 1A will be better aerodynamically with that extra 1 m midsection which improves its flight characteristics. I believe its a more producible plane with the LRUS and electric harness routed for ease of installation and maintenance. Correct me if I'm wrong but the 0.5m (not 1m) fuselage pl...
by nachiket
21 Jun 2017 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

But question is, which planes are going to fly off "one or two Vikrant class" carriers? Apart from Philip, I think everyone else have lost faith in the MiG29 as a carrier fighter option. And still no Hawkeye type of plane that the Navy appears to desperately desire. That is something IN w...
by nachiket
20 Jun 2017 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1631
Views: 202665

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Why are we allowing these funeral processions at all? Just dump them acrosss the LOC to their promised land. I have no idea why this monumentally stupid practice of returning terrorist's bodies to their families is still followed after umpteen such funerals having caused so much chaos. After announ...
by nachiket
14 Jun 2017 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Hint: it looks like a whale, lurks deep in the oceans, and makes the world's a safer place. IP sharing doesn't get any deeper than that. My reading of the Russians is simple.... They will share their best provided India is willing to spend the required Dinero . If not, they will promise it to us fo...
by nachiket
14 Jun 2017 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2767
Views: 361003

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Solahs,...and get pasted the first time it even spars with a legacy MIG-29! Why the Pakis with their F-16s fled when locked on by our MIG-29s during Kargil. They fled because they had no BVR missiles in their inventory. Now they do. And unfortunately since our R-77 stocks turned out to be defective...
by nachiket
08 Jun 2017 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4750
Views: 105263

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Qatar has a total of 12 mirage2000 . Even uae alone can roll that up for breakfast Oh well. At least we'll never again talk about the IAF acquiring those M2ks from Qatar in the mil threads. If the balloon goes up they are likely to suffer the fate of the mighty Egyptian air force in 1967. Maybe we ...
by nachiket
06 Jun 2017 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 38530

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Gyan wrote:If we look at Boeing 702SP series all electric satellites then even GSLV MK2 may be adequate by itself. The weight of 6 ton satellite may fall to 2500kg in all electric configuration.

It may become adequate for satellites. But not for manned or interplanetary missions.
by nachiket
06 Jun 2017 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1141
Views: 198535

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

rohitvats wrote:Expect L-70 Regiments to be converted to missile based AD regiments.

OT, but the decommissioned L-70 guns can be sent straight to the LOC for heavy fire support. Will be far more effective there than even in the AD role I reckon.

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