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by nachiket
16 Feb 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 865
Views: 179638

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Indranil wrote:Come on surya ji! What has the good Admiral taught us? Sabr ka fal mitha(i) hota hai.

Bad example! Since we never saw even an ounce of the promised mithai. I can only conclude that the Admiral ate all 10000 tonnes of it himself! :shock:
by nachiket
16 Feb 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 803
Views: 93953

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

CAG slams NDA-1 for delaying Rafale deal, but lauds its move against IAF pitch https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/cag-slams-nda-1-for-delaying-rafale-deal-but-lauds-its-move-against-iaf-pitch/articleshow/68001116.cms The IAF did not give up its bid to acquire the advanced version of Mirage j...
by nachiket
15 Feb 2019 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3882
Views: 545986

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There are only two products in that category and they are so for apart that comparing them is almost unfair to either one of them. I don't understand how the Mi-26 and Chinook can be even considered to be in the same category. They are in fact each in their own category where they have no competito...
by nachiket
15 Feb 2019 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2355
Views: 303741

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Every time the IMF bails out the Pakis they have similar conditions supposedly attached which the Pakis are to abide by. They never do and never learn and end up in the same soup over and over again. Why should this time be any different?
by nachiket
15 Feb 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

I don't think the IA even tried to see if the INSAS could be re-chambered for 7.62x39mm and how long it would take for the DRDO to come up with a 7.62x39mm version of the INSAS. They went from asking for a multi-caliber weapons (the procurement for which went nowhere thanks to the GSQR which no weap...
by nachiket
15 Feb 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

I would wait a few days/week for official confirmation of the type of rifle that is going to be manufactured in the plant. No official sources named AK103/203 yet. Only confirmation we have is it will be based on AK103. That could be 203/308/even 15. I will lose my faith in IA Top brass if it is 20...
by nachiket
14 Feb 2019 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

^^even more than mig29? I always thought Su30 was the most maneuverable The MKI lacks the incredible T:W ratio of the Mig-29. Those 2 RD-33's pack a huge punch on an airframe the size of the Mig-29. I'm not sure how much the added weight of the upgrade (including the dorsal fuel tank) affects the T...
by nachiket
13 Feb 2019 20:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The only innovation that is really happening in the civilian sphere is in the engines in terms of fuel economy and noise etc. and in avionics to some extent. Aside from that not much has changed even in the 737 and A320 series. So if the Chinis are copying it is a good approach. They will most likel...
by nachiket
13 Feb 2019 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

The Mig-29's will be a welcome addition IF the Russians stick to the price and timeline that will be agreed upon in the contract.
by nachiket
13 Feb 2019 03:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

737 was made to fly with Turbojet engine for its time but as soon as it started moving to high bypass turbofan engine with larger fan diameter they had issue with ground clearance and had to work with all sort of tricks to solve the issue. Nitpick, but the PW JT8D-1 on the original 737 was technica...
by nachiket
12 Feb 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If India signs multi-billion dollar defence deals, NYT and WaPo will have resident brown sahibs decrying how the Hindu Nationalist government is wasting money on weapons while hundreds of millions wallow in poverty and Guardian and Independent will complain about India using British aid money to buy...
by nachiket
12 Feb 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3882
Views: 545986

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

So to execute a turn during hover or forward flight the rudder is pressed and the pitch of tail rotor eases up or increases to turn the nose to engage hmmm quite a complex ecosystem i would jave crashed in 5 mins The rudder or anti-torque pedals will allow you to turn the nose but to execute an act...
by nachiket
12 Feb 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 865
Views: 179638

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Basically it would scale up the GE F-414-400's thrust from ~98 kN to ~117 kN, with some added benefits of reducing Specific Fuel Consumption. But without a firm backer in the US Navy, the engine is still on test benches and is not ready as yet. However, since its still a F-414 variant, the IAF coul...
by nachiket
12 Feb 2019 05:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The problem in the 737 MAX case started with the FAA IMO. They are at fault for agreeing with Boeing that no retraining of pilots was necessary before moving them from NG to MAX version. Boeing insisted on this no doubt to get an advantage in the marketplace so they will be able to advertise this to...
by nachiket
12 Feb 2019 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 865
Views: 179638

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Time to take a good look at the GE-F-100 as well, instead of just sticking with the F-414 class of thrust. That would be more than sufficient for growth in the coming decades. Will give it the scope for extended range conformal tanks and heavy cruise missiles among other options, right from the out...
by nachiket
09 Feb 2019 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1920
Views: 238436

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Karan M wrote:This tank called the Vijayanta..

The Centurion as well! Without which the victory at Asal Uttar may not have been possible.
by nachiket
09 Feb 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

As expected, the faux news types are howling at the news. More brownies in white Yumrika? Not acceptable. Axing the per country quote has been a long dream of people waiting in line for 10+ years most of whom are from India and China, nearly all of whom are using the H1B->Green card route rather th...
by nachiket
09 Feb 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

So in the name of make in India we are ruling out the possibility of a domestically designed riffle for a generation? :( I have supported most of what this present government has done but some decisions like this are silly. Saar, what can govt do if IA has decided it will in no way accept any of th...
by nachiket
08 Feb 2019 03:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

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MoreThis is what Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd plans to do at the Nagpur facility - aims to build the entire Falcon 2000 jet here.

That is incredible if it is carried through.
by nachiket
08 Feb 2019 03:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Odd thing is that though the CVR and black box (which told the full story) were recovered almost 2 years later (after a systematic submarine search of the sea floor conducted by French govt), the French govt. had a good idea of the basic cause almost immediately. The recommendation to change to a h...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2019 05:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

AK deal is for progressively replacing the INSAS completely in IA service. Going for AK 308 makes no sense for that purpose. I haven't seen the Ak 308 mentioned anywhere in articles about the AK deal, only the Ak103/203. If SIG is providing competitive prices for the SIG-716 maybe an alternative to ...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2019 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

Given 1 and 2 you still need 3. Patience - the pipe will need 2-3 years to fill and become a torrent. In meantime stop heckling hal asking why they cannot do it while airbus delivers 10 a350 monthly If we look at Rafale deal, the terms were 3 full years before IAF will receive the first Rafale afte...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

I think it is time that we collectively decided enough is enough and get LCA production ramped and increase the size of the MK1 order itself. Mk1A and MK2 will come when they come.... Fully agree. Right now Mk1 is the only option staring at us in the face. Swap the 83 Mk1A order (four squadrons) to...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2019 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^We are not taking into account there might be another larger order of .308 rifles as MII. tentative RFI will probably be released in March/April. Current purchase is only the emergency component. Number might depend on the AK308 deal. What Ak-308 deal? Don't tell me we are buying the Ak308 on top...
by nachiket
07 Feb 2019 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

..... Frontline you have to understand does not mean troops on the front line but frontline troops. So a batallion posted in Bangalore as part of our Amphibious role tasked brigade will still have the same holding as 6Mli which is posted at the LoC in Dera Baba Nanak or Uri or... ... Thanks for the...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

How does the "small number of special rifles for frontline troops" actually work? Say 6 MLI is rotating into a "frontline" posting (however it is defined) replacing 2 Rajputana Rifles. Will the MLI soldiers exchange their standard issue INSAS with the Raj Rifles soldiers' SIG's? ...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

I have given up hoping for acquisition of the Qatari M2k's. The only people still interested in them seem to be BRF jingoes.
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

US Army is looking to field 6.8SPCII cartridge as standard issue. prototypes are in testing right now. Great, we will see an RFP for that as well from IA in due time. Many of the recent attempts at procurement smack of Brochuritis. Worst was that competition for multi caliber weapon where none of t...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 03:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Avtar Singh you are right, the AF case was more complicated than simple stall. But the fact remains that the left seat pilot did react correctly and tried to push the nose down to recover from the stall once it developed. It was Bonin who IMHO was the main reason for the crash since he continued hol...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

Another head-spinner for me in this saga, is the recent news story that the Russians are trying to upsell AK-203 in place of AK-103, at a higher price of course. That beats the purpose of getting a large number of rifles that are cheaper compared to the western imports. :-? AK-203 has very few diff...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1816
Views: 342996

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I don't see the relevance of J10s here - flanker clones are more of russian technology. Also, J10 talks is just that - hawa. They keep getting their Thandaars. IIRC the TSP has been begging for the J10s and fantasizing about them for years - but so far nothing has come through. HQ9s should have com...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 01:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One strange accident due to stall , A330 crashes with 3 pilots in cockpit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5LUGaW6TyE They need to automate the cockpit if possible for Stall scenario like they do for ACAS/TCAS where the computer take over the aircraft , A small error during stall can lead to accide...
by nachiket
06 Feb 2019 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

What are the sight-lines and battlefield ranges like on the LOC? I suspect it will be more than the jungle fighting in Lanka. The 7.62x51 is also the better cartridge for fighting in built up areas as it will punch through brick walls, as long as the length of the rifle can be reduced. The Ar10 has...
by nachiket
05 Feb 2019 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 69147

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Darshhan, you are mistaken about several points. Please read this to understand the ASRAAM better. http://www.ausairpower.net/API-ASRAAM-Analysis.html How difficult is it going to be to integrate the ASRAAM with the multiple different Helmet mounted sights in use in the IAF? DASH on Tejas, the Russ...
by nachiket
05 Feb 2019 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It isn't difficult putting in a VLS plug for BMos if we want it on the Amur. Yes, the Russians took 13 years to build one Lada class (with no VLS plug), but apparently adding a VLS plug on a 2000t submarine "isn't difficult". And this conclusion is based on the highly logical argument &qu...
by nachiket
05 Feb 2019 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This whole fake university thing reeks of classic entrapment, considering that the university was set up by ICE! If this case were to be challenged in a court of law any decent lawyer could prove entrapment here which is illegal. But ICE knows that it will never reach that far. They have treated the...
by nachiket
05 Feb 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748001

Re: Small Arms Thread

From what I have read, the GSQR for the INSAS was heavily influenced by the experience of the IPKF in the jungles of Sri Lanka. The big, heavy, single-shot only FN-FAL came up short against the AK's of the LTTE. Its only advantage, range, was nullified in the actual battle conditions faced there. IN...
by nachiket
05 Feb 2019 03:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

True, when I first read about the 1000 flights per hour with only 1 runway at Mumbai I was scared not proud. Since they have given up on building a third runway and the simultaneous cross-runway operations actually ended up with less throughput it means there is zero scope for increasing flights to ...
by nachiket
02 Feb 2019 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2445
Views: 221824

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Wonder why the intel/pengaton guys think that ISIS will return - some new scam in the works between Israel, KSA and USA? Overall, looks like the entire General Staff of the Pentagon and CIA are rotters. Makes the French look herrowic in comparison. :roll: What they are really worried about is not I...
by nachiket
02 Feb 2019 00:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387166

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Its astonishing that a company with a monopoly on a country of 1.35 billion and a growing economy can _STILL_ be losing money. It takes a special kind of skill to do that. Is it really a case of incompetent management with Air India or something else. What monopoly? AI barely has a 12% market share...

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