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by darshhan
20 Feb 2021 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135683

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

hemant_sai wrote:Though I would love to see more such interviews from DDR, I didn't like the manners. At times it appears insulting for the person being interviewed.


Don't worry. Most of these interviews are email interviews. So no question of being insulting or ill mannered.
by darshhan
16 Feb 2021 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154898

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

A program of AMCA's complexity will require at least 10-12 years after the first flight to reach a stage where full fledged induction into the IAF can begin. How does Spacex manage to induct its systems on such a short time frame. It will be worthwhile to study their efforts. These 2-3 decade progr...
by darshhan
30 Jan 2021 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201062

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ That is an absolute must. Sikhs constitute about 2.5% of the population, but in the armed forces they are about 12% . For the nation's sake the representation in the armed forces should reflect that of the general population roughly. For a long long time I have been suggesting inducting more pe...
by darshhan
29 Jan 2021 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It may not be a compromise at all. That was my kind of my point. If you are looking from an intercept efficiency perspective it is actually a superior solution whereas if you are looking from a defended area standpoint the vertical launcher can begin to make more sense (and other scenarios as well)...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2021 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201062

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dear all, Its been a pleasure sharing views with you and I have learnt much. Hope I have been able to share some new knowledge and perspectives as well. As I leave I would like share this fantastic video by Sanjay Dixit IAS. He is IAS 86, senior to me and retired as ACS Rajasthan in rank of Princip...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2021 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Brother, The nuclear triad concept makes sense for a $20 trillion economy and not for a basketcase economy like us with less than $3 trillion economy. Even by 2030 we will be still at around $7 trillion dollar gdp. For us this is just vishwaguru level delusion. Again why do you want to carry cruise...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2021 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

2 reasons why the UCAV approach is limited: 1) We will need strategic payloads to be carried by manned aircraft 2) I doubt if UCAVs will be trusted with cruise missiles anytime soon IMO, there is a definite requirement for a manned, stealth bomber program. From a nuclear triad perspective, this wil...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2021 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I hope when they say Scalp, they mean an Indian weapon similar to Scalp. I really don't us to spend money on integrating a super expensive silver bullet like Scalp. We need air launch low-vis CM in hundreds, so it must be Indian developed. Just need a CM engine and a bigger SAAW. I think, once we m...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2021 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781067

Re: Internal Security Watch

There is a clear strategy to target Hindus in their own homeland, if they don't consign themselves to meek dhimmification towards these aggressive anti-national forces. But this is also a chance for us to improve our Hindu "Qaum": - Get rid of antiquated concept of "Dharmic" bro...
by darshhan
18 Jan 2021 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154898

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I think an AMCA becoming operational in the Mid-Late 2030's is a good target to shoot for. It is achievable though obviously there is risk as is with any advanced technology development and testing. There was a reference to "6th generation technology" mentioned in some past postings and a...
by darshhan
12 Jan 2021 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

In case US decides to apply Catsaa sanctions on Bharat for procuring Russian S400s, where does that leave Tejas program i.e wrt engines for which we are solely dependent on America??
by darshhan
01 Jan 2021 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Om Shanti. A warrior and a mountaineer par excellence. You will be missed Sir.
by darshhan
01 Jan 2021 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Another aspect is that being seen as "benign" makes us more acceptable as we move towards 10T GDP and above. We are not seen as threat and a nation which will not use force, unless attacked. Getting towards the 10T is our biggest priority. Chini's wolf warriors and Pak's "freedom fig...
by darshhan
30 Dec 2020 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1312
Views: 376084

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Would be interesting to see if Bharat Forge will make a Mounted system of its 52 caliber ULH I am sure they will be able to mount it on a light 6X6. Will be really Kick Ass for our Army. But military procurement officers feel shy in negotiating their commission amount with Indian Vendors. Hence no ...
by darshhan
29 Dec 2020 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1125
Views: 280515

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Why is it taking 2.5 years to manufacture just 5 Arjun Mk1A tanks? Has HVF dismantled it's manufacturing infrastructure? I am willing to bet that army will come up with dozens of must have "improvements" and delay induction by 4-5 years again. Bhai Saheb, Is type ke prashn puch ke sharmin...
by darshhan
05 Dec 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826253

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Can't believe that a defense correspondent & an ex-Armyman to boot, can be so wrong about basic facts. Shukla wrote an entire blog based on incorrect information, while we amateurs could spot the mistake in 5 min. Sigh....... On a different note, wonder why DRDO's techfocus didn't talk about SA...
by darshhan
01 Dec 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1312
Views: 376084

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Athos rumor is fake news propagated by Ajay Dalla shukla
by darshhan
01 Dec 2020 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 363904

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Lol. Someone sure knows how to troll. This was too important a target to be left to Remotely controlled machine guns. The killing carries all the Hallmarks of a standard israeli Kidon team. Professional competence and daring of Israeli intelligence/Special ops has been amply demonstrated in this ca...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2020 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 363904

Re: Iran News and Discussions

If this is true!!!! https://www.dailywire.com/news/remote-controlled-machine-gun-on-top-of-truck-killed-iranian-scientist-before-self-destructing-with-bomb-iranian-report-claims Remote-Controlled Machine Gun On Top Of Truck Killed Iranian Scientist Before Self-Destructing With Bomb, Iranian Report ...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2020 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383526

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Farmers will soon get busy with Rabi crops (paddy). They have historically protested during the times when they have nothing to do. My older uncles would use this time to grow cash crops (vegetables and fruits) ., while current generation is so pampered that they cannot come out of wheat, paddy and...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2020 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 473398

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

The RR forces do just that. The basis of any engagement whether CT or regular stems from a strong basic of infantry combat tactics and training. Yes, sir. Aware of that. I think it is better to have a separate branch/discipline specializing on COIN and CT (both urban and other environments), right ...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1312
Views: 376084

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Time to dismantle OFB and fully privatise it. Corporatisation of OFB is a futile exercise if it does not lead to fully privatising OFB or dismantling it altogether and selling its assets / contracts to existing Indian private defence manufacturers. OFB is a national shame. Not possible. Complete pr...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2020 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 363904

Re: Iran News and Discussions

^^^IMO not a good news - Killing a old and fairly known scientist at this time will have NO effect to stop any nuclear bomb(s) they may be planning to make and it will make it extremely difficult to bring Iran *back* in the nuclear deal. I Guess Mossad doesn't agree with you. Neither do facts. You ...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2020 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I also don't buy into this "Lets hit Pak hard but not talk about it" philosophy. I understand the reason (if we don't talk about it, Pakis don't have pressure to react), but don't agree. Our goal is the dismemberment of Pakistan. For that, a "new norm" should be set in people's ...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2020 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

With respect to Indian Mil presence in Afghanistan, yes we should have boots on the ground in Afghanistan. But the path to Afghanistan should go through Pakistan. First Conquer Pakistan, and only then we should stabilise Afghanistan
by darshhan
27 Nov 2020 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Currently, such display swarms dont have individual sentience, but orient based on individual (not relational to each other) co-ordinates that are pre-programmed and cannot be easily re-programmed Then it is not a swarm as per commonly accepted definition of the swarm. It is just a bunch of drones....
by darshhan
25 Nov 2020 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2377
Views: 609642

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The problem is not that Pakis are using tunnels to bypass AIOS(fence) at LoC. That is on expected lines. The problem is that Indians are not using their own set of tunnels to strike at Pakis in their own territory.
by darshhan
25 Nov 2020 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Its good to make plans that are possible and doable. When India has problems managing our own people, why do you think we should step in to manage the mess that is Pakistan? Let the Pakistani elite who created the mess in the first place own the mess! Our rather limited goal (for now) should be to ...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2020 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

All gas, both parties are deep in the pocket of corrupt cartels that live off the profits from chini made goods. This new SoS Blinken dude runs a consulting firm for many Defense Contractors and its in his and his paymaster's interest to prolong wars or start new ones to spread democracy. That is w...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2020 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028137

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Rahul M wrote:Nope.


Ishwar Aaki mata ji ko swasth rakhein aur lambi Aayu Pradaan karein.
by darshhan
25 Nov 2020 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Even 3 years later I would not be in a position to make the statements I made in the previous post. Window is now. Vidur ji, I'm trying to read together your earlier comment about the leadership in the forces being risk averse and the comment above. The only third ingredient is the decision making ...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One more point regarding this 1500 km Brahmos rumor. Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it has be done. Before starting any project its financial viability and operational utility and effectiveness should be checked. For eg the current Brahmos itself costs 2-3 mil usd as per earlier re...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Don't let this be a get out jail free card for the bureaucrats. The trajectory of equipment gaps is against us and gaps will only worsen with time. Geographic advantage on one front will also reduce with time as China makes more airfields. Enemy will learn, adapt, correct mistakes so training and o...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

1500 km brahmos supersonic missile sounds untrue to me because some months back there was news of DRDO developing a long range subsonic cruise missile like nirbhay with a range of 1500 kms. Additionally this missile was supposed to have supersonic velocity approx mach 3 in its terminal stage. So why...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I hope DRDO also develops the swarm concept for brahmos missiles. For eg a swarm of a 12 brahmos missiles launched at enemy targets, which are communicating and coordinating with each other to attain the most optimium solutions with respect to path selection, targeting behaviour and hence increased ...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028137

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We did put her on ecospirin on alternate days on the advice of a BRFite. Her ECG & echo reports were fine. She is a HT patient coming with a family history of such ailments but it has been under control for years. Fingers crossed and all that. One strange thing was sudden drops in blood Hb week...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I am referring to tactical and operational decisions not to modernisation and procurement. With our current equipment and inventory we can handle a 2 front threat. Please take this from me on face value. This is Govt of India plan and a fact. Akshay can share the concpet of operations. Having said ...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2020 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am very pleased and impressed by seeing highly qualified, experienced people of integrity chosen for Biden-Harris Cabinet positions. The Biden-Harris transition team, at the same time, is also the most diverse. I am glad that it has over 20 eminent Indian Americans from different walks of life. B...
by darshhan
23 Nov 2020 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2225
Views: 407164

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Eielson AFB in Alaska now has a dozen F-35A. It appears they're getting them at roughly 2 a month even during COVID. This will need to pick up pace with 42 aircraft required to be delivered over the next 11 months to complete the stand up of the unit in Alaska. Between the F-22A, F-35A, and the upc...
by darshhan
23 Nov 2020 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699407

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Historically, when entire populations are in the grip of madness, deprogramming them takes crushing defeats when say, 20% of a population, (or as many as half of you fighting age men! perish in battle). You have enemy tanks rolling down your capitals promenade. You see women from respectable famili...

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