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by nachiket
20 Jun 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3406
Views: 360839

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

X-posted from J&K thread. What with this usual rona-dhona.. Something to cheer you up, apologies for the haram twitter link. Tral encounter scene, final moments: https://twitter.com/SuddhanSadaf30/status/1009112893881765889 You will never guess what happens after the soldiers say, 3 seconds! 3 s...
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4240
Views: 684487

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Bart S wrote:I believe he is talking about a flying testbed.

Yes, sorry. A flying testbed is what I meant. The only option they have now is to take the engine to Russia to test on their IL-76 testbed after waiting for and buying flight time on it.
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4396
Views: 510151

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

IA is facing a huge shortfall of modern artillery. Whatever they are inducting now should be cheered, doubly so if it is indigenous. There is no reason to have a "Why Dhanush when ATAGS is round the corner?" debate. Secondly, ATAGS is still in trials and its induction may be delayed if IA ...
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4240
Views: 684487

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

We will never be able to build a world class jet engine without a dedicated engine testbed for GTRE. If we had been even mildly serious about the need for an indigenous engine such glaring shortcomings would have been fixed a long time ago.
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 23:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227456

Re: Indian Roads Thread

They should go for a high speed train not Metro for this corridor in Mumbai. https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/virar-alibaug-corridor-in-fast-lane-maharashtra-govt-seeks-14-000-cr-loan-from-world-bank/story-EcYUuVdMKR4Kl9R8Ok9ZoM.html Disagree. The entire length of the proposed corridor is...
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227456

Re: Indian Roads Thread

This is the "Roads" thread. No more posts about anything else.
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1573
Views: 225984

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Much of the attention of the commentators, on this forum and outside, is focused on economic statistics like GDP, inflation and PMIs, but IMO what truly matters is whether industrial competitiveness is improving or degrading, across a range of industries. In this sense, the picture is mixed: some i...
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2072
Views: 315744

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Whatever. we lose a few guys here and there oh well. it doesn't really make a difference to anything. 1) This kind of offensive language against Indian martyrs and veterans is not tolerable. We respect our soldiers (at least here on BRF) in highest regards as it would have been done in any other co...
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3962
Views: 600101

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^This must be during the Blue Flag exercise in Israel. Interestingly, the IAF sent the Garuds in a C-130J for the exercise, but no fighter jets.
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4396
Views: 510151

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I gave the Amritsar-Lahore example to give an idea of the ranges we are dealing with on the Pak border and what is achievable with current guns and shells. I wasn't suggesting that the IA actually site an artillery battery in Amritsar city. That would be quite stupid.
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

St. Kitts does not have an extradition treaty with India. I don't know if they have one with the UK. Even if they do, the Brits will not ask for extradition since Nirav Modi hasn't broken the law in Britain that we are aware of. In any event, the Brits have one Indian fugitive already living there t...
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260941

Re: Internal Security Watch

Assassins would have to penetrate multiple security rings and then survive long enough when challenged by Modi's spg detail. The ideal place would be a street while Modi is on foot or sticking himself out of car. I've seen footage of Modi walking through narrow streets in small township w/ people o...
by nachiket
14 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4396
Views: 510151

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^but it certainly allows us to fire from behind the front lines to slightly behind the frontlines. Anyways what is the linear width of porkistan, if you know what i Mean An ATAGS located in Amritsar can hit the middle of Lahore with regular unguided shells. We do not need these uber-expensive 100k...
by nachiket
14 Jun 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 383
Views: 26822

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Please be careful while reading the articles by Praveen Swami (of the "Runaway Grandmother" and "small-time smugglers" fame). This is what Tiina Jauhiaien said int he original interview “On Sunday 4th March 2018 as night fell we were off the coast of Goa, India when we were attac...
by nachiket
14 Jun 2018 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182802

Re: India's Power Sector

^^^It would have to be subsidized, at least for a decade, but if power rates were low, industrial development would ramp up and GDP would see 1.5-2% increase. Building infrastructure capacity is a governmental function. Is there data to substantiate that it is the high cost of power that is stiflin...
by nachiket
13 Jun 2018 22:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182802

Re: India's Power Sector

^^^I agree. That is why having power at the rate of Rs. 1 KWHr or less at the consumer level is needed. Outside of peak, US power prices are around 10 cents/KWHr. In India the consumer pays on the low end about Rs. 5/KWHr or about 7 cents/KWHr. This is very high given per capita income is so low. H...
by nachiket
07 Jun 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248534

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

It requires deep domain knowledge which I seriously doubt we currently have. All our guys were walking around on footpath, passed some entrance exam, trained a little bit in totally unrelated subjects and suddenly found themselves transformed as "scientists" one fine morning. I hope you h...
by nachiket
06 Jun 2018 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mort, ashish raval, Primus etc., the US vs UK comparisons are distracting and completely irrelevant in this thread. Please stop. Any further posts along these lines will be deleted and posters may be warned.
by nachiket
26 May 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118938

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

IMHO More than even the ill-timed (or perfectly timed depending on the intentions) military exercises, it was National Security Walrus John Bolton blabbing about the "Libya Model" that pissed Kim off. There was no recovery from that even thought Trump all but contradicted Bolton on it late...
by nachiket
26 May 2018 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India gains from the UK on two fronts: * India runs a trade surplus with the UK (£4bn in 2016) * India receives significant remittances from the UK ($3.6bn in 2016) https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/whodoestheuktradewith/2017-02-21 https://en.m.wikipedia.or...
by nachiket
25 May 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341145

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Even a MKI loaded for strike will need some AtoA loaded MKI's as escorts. All the issues dealing with modern AD systems apply to MKIs and other aircraft in our inventory as much as they apply to the Jaguars. If SEAD is needed there is no reason you cannot use a Jaguar to do it. What you need are the...
by nachiket
25 May 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341145

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Jags were not just underpowered for its role but also experienced 20-25% derating during intense summer season , the Honeywell engine is just marginally better than adour in thrust in mil power and ab mode. If Ajai Shukla's numbers are correct, the combined wet-thrust of both engines together will ...
by nachiket
15 May 2018 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248534

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

Austin, the 100 crores for the Su-30 upgrades is not additive because no new Super-30s will be made. HAL's proposal is to undertake MLUs of the existing Su-30s to Super-30 standard for 100 crores per plane. And, I say it is a great deal. That is roughly 17-18 million per plane for a much deeper upg...
by nachiket
03 May 2018 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307637

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

That is the core of the issue.In the above quoted reports, our MIG losses were below Western averages.It was the 3 decade delay in acquiring the AJT that was the root cause for most losses.Same with the HT-32.The acquisition of the PC-7 improved basic pilot training substantially.The Q now is wheth...
by nachiket
02 May 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307637

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

When we discuss lives lost also remember the disastrous HT-32 which HAL was was trying to shove down the IAF's throat,apart from MIGs lost mainly due to poor quality of spares obtained from the grey market and not quite perfect manufacture by HAL of which the IAF complained a lot. If you have data ...
by nachiket
01 May 2018 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

If we standardise upon the AIP system,say the German for example,the same system could be used aboard any Ru boat too. Ru civilian aircraft are flying with western engines,helos with French ,etc. :rotfl: Why would we choose the AIP system independently from the submarine unless it is an indigenous ...
by nachiket
28 Apr 2018 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55406

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

Congratulations to you and your better half Admiral!

Rakesh wrote:Thank you to all for the warm wishes. Mithai distribution will start once this RFI is cancelled and India focuses only on Tejas production :mrgreen:

How many tonnes are you promising this time? :D
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4961
Views: 280213

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Only to add to what Murugan ji has ably stated, Majority of astronomy observations from the Mahabharata are stated in the context of 'Omen' and no one has bothered to ask or explain why they were considered 'omen'. Someone has to do work on this theory of omen and make it objectively testable. Unti...
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 227958

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Correction. The FGFA is going the way of the MTA. PAK-FA will continue. Russians don't have any choice. Hopefully one day it will be at a stage where the IAF can accept it and buy a few off the shelf. Buying a few off the shelf will likely mean more expensive purchase, spares, upgrades and no real ...
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4961
Views: 280213

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

For those interested.... Dieter's Koch's random shots at AV observation & other stuff including his own claim (repeating claim of Dr. Daftari) and my response. Total 10 parts. Here is part 1 of 10 https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/debating-evidence-method-inferences-oak-vs-koch-part-1/...
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118938

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Have to admire the cheek of Fat Kim here. His test site collapsed, so he can't test anymore. So he decides to turn that into a win by offering a stoppage of tests as a concession to Trump and co in return for some concessions from them I assume. :mrgreen:
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 227958

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The word "FIFTH" is key in the FGFA. And as per reports - still to be substantiated via official sources - the IAF does not believe it has the low observable characteristics that it is seeking. The PAK-FA program is going the way of the MTA program. Correction. The FGFA is going the way o...
by nachiket
27 Apr 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293225

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

Considering that IAF must be having around 700 fighters give or take few, and that at least about 20% of those would be down for MRO/upgrades in various stages, around 550 fighters would be available for GS. If squadron strength is down to 32 or less as is being reported, the total number of fighte...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

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. nachiket, Can you please post the picture here/ Thanks. I haven't been able to find one saar. Plenty o...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We should work with rubin for a upsized kilo with 1.5 instead of 2 hulls maybe 25% larger with a bigger sonar setup and torpedo room . Use indigenous stuff to max Its a proven design like u209 and worth playing it to learn the big game If DRDO manages to get its AIP system operational, a modernized...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Amur design as a basis to incorporate Indian reqs. like our desi AIP, BMos,Nirbhay, sonars, etc., could be a winner. It is supposed to be more automated and capability- wise better than a Kilo.Also cheaper . :rotfl: Wake me up when they actually manage to build one. And if the Amur is so great ...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 22:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4365
Views: 301576

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Already working to a tight deadline, Cidco is facing an uphill task of relocating project affected persons (PAPs) and clearing the land by flattening Ulwe hill and diverting Ulwe river by December-end. This will give the concessionaire at least one year for development of the airport. The governmen...
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 774
Views: 97754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

There is no Kilo design with AIP as of now to my knowledge.
by nachiket
26 Apr 2018 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 227958

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...

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