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by nachiket
17 Nov 2017 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1610
Views: 202901

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:
Rakesh wrote:HAL does not feel the urgency on anything. PSU, so everything is guaranteed. Pension, Salary, Benefits, Job Security. Who cares?

It's not about that. They showed urgency over IJT, HTT-40, LUH, LCH.

LCA is different because its ADA's baby?
by nachiket
17 Nov 2017 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 10598

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Aditya_V wrote:Does anyone know what are the Type of PAF aircraft parked at Peshawar airport at 3°59'52.1"N 71°30'26.5"E
(decimal 33.997814, 71.507364), there are 3 more fighter s in the open on the east side of the main runway.

Q-5 Fantan I think.
by nachiket
16 Nov 2017 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1610
Views: 202901

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Good point. May I use this?

Of course.
by nachiket
16 Nov 2017 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1610
Views: 202901

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We like to compare the LCA story with the Marut, warning that the LCA should not go the same way. But in many respects the Marut was treated much better by the IAF. They actually bought 140 of the type despite it having a serious handicap (engine) which could never be rectified. The LCA on the other...
by nachiket
15 Nov 2017 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

One of the problems I do have with a DRDO kind of setup is that it is not a true "arms manufacturer". DRDO will not move a finger until they have a GSQR & funding approval from GoI. If it was a company, they would have brought out a 3 man with auto-loader by now, instead of running ci...
by nachiket
10 Nov 2017 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

srin wrote:
tsarkar wrote:T-90s use INVAR more against tanks & other fortifications than APFSDS because of its non LOS capabilities.

Isn't INVAR laser beam riding, and hence requires LOS from the tank for designation ?

Yes INVAR/Refleks requires LOS.
by nachiket
10 Nov 2017 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2896
Views: 260502

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

"AMCA is coming next year, it will fast tracked" What exactly of the AMCA will come next year? Definitely not a prototype. I'll be happy if they sanction sufficient funds by next year. I'll be ecstatic if they sanction funds for building all necessary testing infrastructure side by side s...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2017 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Like I said before the MoD can put a stop to these shenanigans very quickly if they have the capacity to understand the situation.
by nachiket
08 Nov 2017 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120769

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Aditya_V wrote:
Kartik wrote:MiG-21 UM Mongol


Is that still in service I thought every other Mig-21 other than Bison was out of service.

UM is the trainer version. They will have to stay in service till we operate any Mig-21 version I guess to train new pilots.
by nachiket
08 Nov 2017 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Yes. Really not a serious buyer. Why can the trawl be fitted on a few of the tanks and not all the tanks? Does the T90 come with a mine trawl fitted all the time? No tank anywhere comes fitted with a mine trawl 100% of the time. They are merely searching for reasons to avoid buying Arjuns. Calculat...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2017 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3627
Views: 516743

Re: Small Arms Thread

Russians never abandoned 7.62x39. They supplement by adequate number of DMR Dragnov. Which is the policy being adopted by USA through refurbished M14, SR25, SCAR-H, G28, even scoped M16s. We just need to put back around 50,000 SLRs into action or INSAS 7.62x51 equipped with scopes by giving them to...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2017 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

BTW, this weight reduction requirement is yet another wild goose chase that the DRDO is being sent on. If the required weight reduction is achieved the Army will be ready with another list of changes. We will never see another order for Arjuns, whether it be Mk1,2,3 whatever.
by nachiket
08 Nov 2017 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1124
Views: 102667

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The Mk2 Mark A is obviously an incremental approach. The FMBT is the more comprehensive approach. The three man + autoloader is not a silver bullet. Just thought I'd post a link to Rohitvats' blog post about APFSDS rounds and the drawbacks faced with an autoloader as opposed to without one. http://...
by nachiket
07 Nov 2017 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3627
Views: 516743

Re: Small Arms Thread

One data point if anyone has: how many SLR rounds did a soldier carry before Insas ? And how many INSAS rounds does he carry now ? It has remained the same since the 70's, each rifleman in an infantry section carries 80 rounds in 4 mags, 2 fragmentation grenades and 1 LMG magazine. Any idea why thi...
by nachiket
07 Sep 2017 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 62904

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: 1000
Views: 62904

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: 1781
Views: 296564

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: 2057
Views: 177690

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: 3209
Views: 434563

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: 3209
Views: 434563

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: 1610
Views: 202901

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: 1133
Views: 87846

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: 2057
Views: 177690

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: 3209
Views: 434563

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: 1133
Views: 87846

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: 799
Views: 82863

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: 2706
Views: 259873

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: 3209
Views: 434563

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: 3209
Views: 434563

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: 3109
Views: 217636

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: 667
Views: 78989

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: 1710
Views: 226055

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: 3449
Views: 216625

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: 4970
Views: 413243

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: 4970
Views: 413243

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: 2949
Views: 246496

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: 4970
Views: 413243

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: 2280
Views: 163821

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: 2280
Views: 163821

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: 2280
Views: 163821

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...

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