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by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198218

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I do not think anyone would object on the need to invest into our own MIC but we would be conflating two separate objectives. The investment into the PAK-FA project is about the acquisition of a product in relatively short time frames and hopefully with some strategic benefits to make it worthwhile...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

nvishal, your post has been moved to the Whines thread where it belongs. Any further posts about AL-31 engines for the Tejas will be deleted and posters warned. Mods have already mentioned this before. Consider yourself lucky not to get a warning this time. If you want to design your own Tejas with ...
by nachiket
25 Apr 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 724
Views: 81519

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

ramana wrote:https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/988768043835604992?s=19

Amur again. The Russians haven't managed to build a single Amur yet. With or without AIP. Its predecessor, the Lada class also was a failure. They are now working on some new design called Kalina.
by nachiket
25 Apr 2018 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 375836

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Are the specs exact as the shakti? Or is it more aggressive? The specs seem scanty at the moment on the web. is 1200 kW continuous or only peak? Does the 1200 stand for 1200kW or shp? I believe it is 1200 shp. That would make the power equivalent to the Shakti engine used in the Dhruv. LUH uses a d...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4316
Views: 634626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

the huge gap between our DDG-FFG nos and PLAN is increasing year after year. the fig leaf of "half the PLAN needs to camp off taiwan" is just that , a pathetic fig leaf that will be flown to bits when their ECS and SCS fleets mass 50 large ships and steam through the sunda straits. Not ju...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3203

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Let this - the First - lead to many more! OM SRI GNAESHAYE NAMA Rs118.30/dollar: SBP warns speculators as rupee hits all-time low in open market Move in the wrong direction. I wish SBP tries its level best to peg PKR at 100 to the dollar, and expends all available national resources for this glorio...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 724
Views: 81519

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

IN is asking for something that does not exist. I realize that having a few SSKs which can fire Brahmos will be extremely useful. But we don't have the luxury of time here. The choice may well be between 6 AIP equipped U-214s/Scorpenes/Kilos within the next few years or holding our heads in our hand...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 56189

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

John Oliver - Trudeau in India :rotfl: I like John Oliver and his show but I watched the entire episode and Oliver was very disingenuous while reporting. He didn't say a word about the Atwal affair which was the bigger problem and only made fun of Trudeau's err.. wardrobe malfunctions. He also went...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 724
Views: 81519

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We need to decide what the new SSK's are to be primarily used for. If we need to quickly augment our small submarine fleet there is no point in waiting for some foreign design to be successfully modified by the OEM to fit Brahmos VLS cells. It will be expensive and time consuming and the sub will ta...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3990
Views: 163590

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

JayS wrote:^^ That's scary.

Everything James Rickards says is scary. All his books' titles portend gloom and doom. The question to be asked is how right has he been till now? Otherwise anyone can keep warning that there is a big crisis looming all the time. What use is it to anyone?
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 04:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2268
Views: 240680

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Railways to double wagon purchases to 15,000 units this fiscal In what could be seen as a definitive sign of an uptick in freight movement, Indian Railways has significantly revised its wagon requirement to 15,000 during the current year, which is almost double the actual procurement of 8,000 in th...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 253
Views: 21587

Re: Understanding the US- Again

So this is a Greek-American right-wing KKK-Nazi homosexual married to an African-American "husband" and supporter of Donald Trump, attacked and chased out of a bar in New York by "liberal" tolerant, inclusive civilized rabid American communists who support the Democratic Party. ...
by nachiket
24 Apr 2018 02:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1155
Views: 153324

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Guys, I've moved the GSTN related posts to the dedicated GST discussion thread that we have since the discussion may go on for some time. Please continue there : viewtopic.php?p=2267890#p2267890
by nachiket
23 Apr 2018 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

We already have a thread for this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6960&start=1080
Locking this one.
by nachiket
23 Apr 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3733
Views: 180966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

pankajs wrote:Lets first consider Ukraine ...

Not in this thread. Use this one: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6960&start=1080
by nachiket
23 Apr 2018 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1155
Views: 153324

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If any interested posters would keep a monthly eye on Team BHP or elsewhere to post monthly CV sales growth, rail traffic growth, and other parameters, it would help. Ideally, a 15% CV sales growth this year should yield year end sales of ~980,000 CVs . It would be particularly nice if MHCV (medium...
by nachiket
21 Apr 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198218

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

If we are really withdrawing from the FGFA we would do well to pour whatever money we were going to on "co-development" into the AMCA program which needed some serious funding yesterday. Ajit DOval's statement being quoted int he reports suggests that we could buy some PAK-FA's off the she...
by nachiket
21 Apr 2018 00:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4344
Views: 290867

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

so the front cowl of the engine needs to be way stronger to contain these singularities .... planes are being made to work hard with short breaks , people are always trying to shave weight and make things thinner ..... not a great combo were such events common in the 80s and 90s ... i dont recall t...
by nachiket
20 Apr 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 669109

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Doesn't water injection lead to thick black smoke due to unburnt fuel trailing from the exhaust? You can see that in old photos of 707 or B-52s where they used water injection during takeoff. I guess it is not a problem if used only during takeoff and climb, unless maybe if the airbase itself is und...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 437
Views: 34670

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

F-15 is too similar in capability to the MKI. Makes no sense for an air force operating 270 MKIs to buy the F-15. Not to mention the fact that we probably can't afford it anyway.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2018 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 669109

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

vina saar, when did kaveri turn into a turbojet ?? Water at high altitude reminds me of Junaid Jamshed's plane that had crashed due to icing at high altitude resulting in propeller malfunction. Some heater supposed to keep propeller blades above certain temp had malfunctioned resulting in icing. So...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2018 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275768

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

Kersi saar, please don't quote the entirety of a long post to add a single line. And yes MBS is Mohammad bin Salman - crown prince (and de facto ruler) of Saudi Arabia.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2018 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1425
Views: 149992

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

A report showing cheeni determination to acquire sophisticated technology they don't have - by hook or by crook. I am sure the Chinese customer in question (Sinovel) did not do this without the backing of their government. Just goes to show the coherent strategy followed by CHinese government and bu...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2018 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4344
Views: 290867

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There was a similar incident in 2016 as well on another SW 737 where the fan blade failed and broke away and debris impacted the fuselage. Fortunately the passenger compartment wasn't penetrated that time. That was said to be an undetected fatigue crack. This also appears to be a similar case. Clear...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598100

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How thick are those vulcanized rubber rings holding the canister in place? The 3.2m diameter might include the width of the canister plus the rings.
by nachiket
13 Apr 2018 23:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1389
Views: 170770

Re: India's Power Sector

Uttam, when you have factual data which you are posting to counter another poster's argument, why do you need to speculate about their motives or "agenda"? Refrain from doing that henceforth. You are already countering their argument. That is enough. Same goes for everyone else.
by nachiket
13 Apr 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600582

Re: Small Arms Thread

Mod Note: No more discussions about appearance of commandos here. Not the thread for it.
by nachiket
12 Apr 2018 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598100

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://theprint.in/security/a-setback-for-indian-missile-programme-snag-hits-quick-reaction-missile-test/48577/ "India’s missile development programme is going through a rough patch, with another snag hitting the home-made quick reaction surface-to-air missile (QRSAM) during tests at the Bala...
by nachiket
10 Apr 2018 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598100

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What differences there are in the missiles China is to receive when compared with those in Ru service is anyone's guess, bug it is bound to be of lesser capability

Then the same is true for the ones we are going to receive.
by nachiket
07 Apr 2018 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 504
Views: 78902

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

ramana wrote:Sorry to interrupt but what is MLG? I get LG is Landing Gear

Main Landing Gear. The aft LG in a tricycle layout. The one in front is the Nose Landing Gear.
by nachiket
06 Apr 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3926
Views: 302220

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The 272 number is the total aircraft ordered. The actual number in service will be less. The last order of 42 included 2 attrition replacements (for 2 MKI's which had crashed by then). More MKIs have been lost since then. I do not know the exact number. Unless we have ordered more attrition replacem...
by nachiket
04 Apr 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

The gall of the Swedes is that they were making these ridiculous claims when the Gripen E wasn't even flying yet. Just compare that to the Tejas case where we still lowball every official range and payload value. Indranil said above that the ferry range with 2 1200l tanks is more than what is common...
by nachiket
04 Apr 2018 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

That particular configuration carried 2 X 800 ltr drop tanks. So approx. 800 kgs per drop tank, including the weight of the drop tank itself. i.e. assuming density of 800 grams/liter and drop tank weight of 160 kgs. So 1600 kgs for fuel and drop tank. Plus 2000 kgs for bombs, Plus ~220 kgs for 2 R-...
by nachiket
04 Apr 2018 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 848
Views: 21748

Re: BR Forum Feedback

What is the error that you get?
by nachiket
04 Apr 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

Cybaru wrote:1200 Liter tanks right?
Three spots plumbed to carry those correct?

The centerline hardpoint can carry the 800ltr (or 725l?) tank not the 1200l one.
by nachiket
04 Apr 2018 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275768

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

Legacy MIG-2Ks bested M2Ks in classified IAF exercises every time decades ago.AM Masand in VAYU.One is sure that the 67+ 29UGs all extensively upgraded for just $900M (when compared with the 40-50 M2Ks at $2.5B!) would be almost equally victorious.The IAF could do another internal mano-a-mano evalu...
by nachiket
03 Apr 2018 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275768

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

The Mig-29k's problems were more than just maintenance issues. There were problems with damage to the airframe/landing gear caused due to the shock of carrier landings. A far more difficult problem to fix than an aircraft being a maintenance hog. But these issues do not apply to the IAF. A few extra...
by nachiket
30 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

Then the engine will need to change from 414 to something more powerful. Like the AL31 or its American equivalent. Why? F-16 and Gripen-E fly with F-414, don't they? Both the aircrafts are considered medium build. Tejas Mk2 just has to achieve similar nos in range, speed and payload which HAL belie...
by nachiket
29 Mar 2018 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178398

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

By the way, that 18 degrees STR is of the best F-16. The latest blocks of F-16s cannot reach those values. Wow! I hope after the No. 45 squadron aircraft go up against IAF's M2Ks and Mig-29s during training we get an article like the one by Air Marshall Harish Masand who described the experience of...
by nachiket
28 Mar 2018 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 941
Views: 101720

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Bullsh1t. They go to the UK because they know the crooked brits will not extradite them back. Nothing more. Nachiketji, Why does India let them leave India in the first place? Well that is a different question which Indian law enforcement has to answer. But it has no bearing on the British response...

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