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by nachiket
20 Jan 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 70
Views: 4934

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: 1438
Views: 41183

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: 3829
Views: 527137

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: 3829
Views: 527137

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: 377
Views: 48758

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: 4244
Views: 264716

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: 4244
Views: 264716

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: 3765
Views: 556354

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: 1089
Views: 82062

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: 449520

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Locked. Continue on the new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7625
by nachiket
10 Jan 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 834
Views: 14149

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Shiv saar, you could also email admn.brf at gee mard.
by nachiket
10 Jan 2018 00:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264716

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I just hope GVK is not foolhardy to start work only on the first phase of handling 10 million passengers as in that case the airport would reach saturation in the first year of operation itself !!! They should start with a plan to handle 30 Million Passengers a year. This is critical as the airport...
by nachiket
09 Jan 2018 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1759
Views: 248550

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Peregrine wrote:X Posted on the Terroristan Thread
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Peregrine, you have a PM.
by nachiket
09 Jan 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy’s minesweeper deal falls through after South Korea talks fail http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/navy-s-minesweeper-deal-falls-through-after-south-korea-talks-fail/story-Fo9J1XaYlNEFgBSEGBNcRN.html This is distressing. The MCMVs have become the AJT deal of the IN. We lost so many young p...
by nachiket
09 Jan 2018 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137344

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

It is time DRDO starts providing solutions without waiting for RFPs. Like tanks, DRDO should have by now brought a prototype 3 man sub 50 ton tank, if required with 130 mm and hand it over army to try it out. With what money? A private manufacturer has complete discretion over using available funds...
by nachiket
08 Jan 2018 13:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264716

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Sir, Did you read that report? I read it front to back, multiple times. There was lacuna on behalf of NAL and ASTE about following flight testing procedures, but no design fault was found. The test was to switch off both engines and relight. After turning off the engines, the pilots did not feather...
by nachiket
06 Jan 2018 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 17756

Re: Military FAQ Thread

Team, Can you please tell me how to place pictured in any thread ? OR this option is available for few ppl only ? If you mean add a picture to your post, first upload it to an image hosting website and then embed the url in your post inside the IMG tags like this: [img]image-url[/img] Or if it is a...
by nachiket
05 Jan 2018 05:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1246
Views: 148599

Re: India's Power Sector

Very very high Penalities and jail time needs to be given to execs to set an example. Such loans result in NPA.8 Since power sector has very high NPA, there should be a CBI or NIA investigation into this. It is breaking our banking system and slowing down liquidity available to the industry. Not le...
by nachiket
05 Jan 2018 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187640

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

Thanks for digging that up Karan. Will make me sleep better knowing our MKI's aren't BVR nude. :oops:
by nachiket
05 Jan 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3844
Views: 374276

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

55km range is insane. We can shell the center of Lahore from inside Amritsar.
by nachiket
05 Jan 2018 03:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 188416

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

by nachiket
05 Jan 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 28618

Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Link to previous Terroristan - Land of Pure Terror - thread: Terroristan - Sep 29, 2017 The following links are background material on Pakistan. UNDERSTANDING PAKISTAN: Jinnah's Pakistan: An Interview with MA Jinnah, and how the Pakistan of Yesterday is the Pakistan of Today http://iref.homestead.co...
by nachiket
30 Dec 2017 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187640

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-bids-farewell-to-mig-27-ml-bahadur/articleshow/62297992.cms So looks like the last of the non-upgraded MiG-27s are gone. I always wondered why the MiG-23/27 was the first to go...even before the much older MiG-21s and the Jags which frankly are ...
by nachiket
30 Dec 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 444946

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Our inhouse project might actually be moving the Phalcon or an indigenized version of the Phalcon to the A330. DRDO never built a full 360 degree AWACS. Where are we going to find the partners? It makes sense to go with the Israelis and their experience with Phalcon. DRDO had never built any kind o...
by nachiket
30 Dec 2017 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 324936

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Nachiket ji, a thought experiment. Say GOI have a lot of money and can pay double or triple salary plus expat lifestyle and grey perks to any number of GE personal we need. Will it be possible to hire them , and surely there must be confidentiality agreements they have signed and surlely we won’t g...
by nachiket
30 Dec 2017 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3133
Views: 317030

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

deejay wrote:Also, their VNEs are easily crossed.

:eek: No point in calling it VNE then :D. The Russians should update the brochures.
by nachiket
30 Dec 2017 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187640

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

https://twitter.com/ChethanKumarTOI/status/946744887029809154 https://twitter.com/writetake/status/946744820168396805 This mentions that it was the last Type-96 flight for the 108 squadron. It might still be serving in other squadrons. But can't be too many left now. IIRC No. 35 Sq Rapiers and 101 ...
by nachiket
29 Dec 2017 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yea i understand but it seems we never truly learn the lesson from the mistakes. Chances are Scorpene design is going to be forgotten and we are going jump to the next newest SSK model for absurd $$ and start inducting them in 2030s. There is the small matter of the huge data leak concerning the Sc...
by nachiket
29 Dec 2017 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402196

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Guys lets get back to discussing the LCA.
by nachiket
28 Dec 2017 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3133
Views: 317030

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Yes Singha ji, configuration is different but nearly the same size and payload. They are considered to be equivalents and were in fact debated as equivalents when the US bought Mi-17s for the Afghan military. The US may consider them equivalent but the fact remains that the Mi-17 can carry twic...
by nachiket
28 Dec 2017 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402196

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Khalsa wrote:
Kakkaji wrote:Maybe I am old-fashioned, but a point defense fighter without a gun somehow does not sound right to me.


Put a 20 mm gun in there and get it over with. I am sure Natalia rocks the entire plane way too much when she fires.

How will a 20mm cannon be so different from the 23mm one on the Tejas?
by nachiket
28 Dec 2017 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402196

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:
Bala Vignesh wrote:In other news, paanwalla and Chaiwallah report the gun trials were again called off.

Not because of IAF or ADA.

That leaves who? HAL?
by nachiket
26 Dec 2017 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434602

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Bulava failures ,which I've regularly quoted as an example,were becos the distinguished BM scientist was not familiar with naval missiles,esp. sub-lunched ones,only land-based ones,not due to alcoholism,etc., which is in v.poor taste (pun intended-no idea what brand of vodka is being consumed!)...
by nachiket
24 Dec 2017 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3133
Views: 317030

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCA, ALH, LCH .... All well and good....our great efforts and and good success at viable aircrafts. But we need to stop using the term "Light". Everything we endevour to make for ourselves is called Light this and Light that. "Light" somehow denotes less capability. Why can't we...
by nachiket
24 Dec 2017 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402196

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Oh god not the AL-31 in LCA idea again. If any engine could be used on any aircraft why would engine manufacturers develop more than one engine type? If you want to suggest an alternative engine at least do some basic research about the size and weight of the engines. Anyway, shiv saar has provided ...
by nachiket
23 Dec 2017 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 113008

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This entire UN vote just more hot-air coming from that futile and impotent organization. The resolution they passed is non-binding and asks countries to avoid moving embassies to Jerusalem. Aside from the US which country even had plans for such a move? They condemned the US decision to move, but th...
by nachiket
23 Dec 2017 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip wrote:Bad news.There really should be no problem with the engines from the UKR or shafts from Ru as we have close traditionally relations with both.

Clearly there is. Not surprising considering the problems in Ukraine.
by nachiket
23 Dec 2017 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2920
Views: 275947

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Hmm.. You will have to say Foxtrot Golf Foxtrot Alpha anywhere near the aero complex at Bangalore, Kerala, because you can get assaulted if you say FGFA straight. No sir.. We will go on our own, 100% desi onlee. Some of us might be retired, but AMCA will happen. Dileep saar, is it possible to elabo...

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