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by darshhan
22 Apr 2018 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1072
Views: 172215

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

symontk wrote:One question

Wont OBOGS be a liability in case airbases are attacked with WMD? Or are there filters for that?


Seriously man. Your air bases have been attacked with WMDs and the one thing you are fretting over is the Performance of OBOGS. Am I right :shock:
by darshhan
22 Apr 2018 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2019
Views: 174150

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Contrary to popular perception America doesn't want any friends or allies. This is simply not in its DNA. What it requires is are Bitches. Any entity(country, individual, group etc) which is hoping for a close relationship or cooperation with USofA better factor this in their calculations I.e exactl...
by darshhan
22 Apr 2018 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 601051

Re: Levant crisis - III

The recovery of so many tanks and Chinese manpads only reinforces what we all knew. That this was a CIA led and supplied operation. It is simply impossible for an Islamist group to amass such high grade weaponry in substantial quantities without the involvement of a major Intelligence agency. By the...
by darshhan
22 Apr 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 601051

Re: Levant crisis - III

Welcome to the age of the cowardly superpowers, where all confrontations take place in media and social media and hardly anything on ground.

Less war and more hype is the mantra
by darshhan
22 Apr 2018 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 601051

Re: Levant crisis - III

Russians are looking at days if not weeks to escalation https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-20/putin-warns-russian-students-living-britain-come-home-immediately Putin Warns Russian Students Living In Britain: "Come Home Immediately" All show. Trump at the end of day is a businessman. H...
by darshhan
15 Apr 2018 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 601051

Re: Levant crisis - III

All in all a damp squib by mutual ageement on point Singha ji. Nothing but staged exercise. USofA callS Putin and pleadS "hey vlad let me save my honour". Putin responds"Ok but dont go beyond 100-150 and do give me your list of selected targets well in advance". Now let us look ...
by darshhan
14 Apr 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 318
Views: 24730

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Is Vem Technologies participating in this event? Any updates if it is?
by darshhan
11 Apr 2018 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 601051

Re: Levant crisis - III

The whole thing looks like a staged match. Which ofcourse is necessary to deflect attention from domestic issues. America hasn't been able to muster courage to initiate action against North Korea. Now here they are directly challenging Russia and that too publicly. Hard to take it seriously. In all ...
by darshhan
11 Apr 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 318
Views: 24730

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

With the RM meeting lot of other Defence Ministers on the sidelines, I hope these meetings translate into orders: - Pinaka, Atags, Dhanush - Dhruv/Rudra/LCH - Akash, Brahmos - Arjun - Radars. - Ships, Torpedoes. We now have innumerable good products. The message I got from my discussion with the ex...
by darshhan
11 Apr 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

More important question is why is India buying S 400 to begin with. Why not work on further development of the mrsam with the Israeli prime contractor. That way we will be able to integrate the new missile with our existing infrastructure and learn from the program for future use. This off the shel...
by darshhan
09 Apr 2018 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1072
Views: 172215

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

X-Post If HAL and Indian govt set their sights on it, then there is no reason why a minimum of 80 Tejas per year cannot be produced starting from financial year 2022-2023. Only caveat is that the executing team at HAL will have to be liberated from the shackles of CVC, CAG and other departmental pro...
by darshhan
09 Apr 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 429
Views: 33979

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

This panic is no use and I'd say totally misplaced considering the seriousness of all the stakeholders for the medium role reqmts. Think Calm , and execute LCA Tejas third assembly lines while Mk2 gets the oomphed up specs solidified. AMCA is a given.. there is no escape from that program. There is...
by darshhan
08 Apr 2018 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147199

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

So, Russia would become the 24th province with 23rd being Pakistan. Or, 7th Autonomous region with 6th being Pakistan. Russian Far East berongs to China. China has thousands of maps to prove that. Russia has no use for this land and China needs its Lebensraum. Gautam The only problem is that Chines...
by darshhan
03 Apr 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2395
Views: 322511

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

Even our SOF in the mountains while laying an Ambush have to call out a warning for surrender before engaging. Such are the SOPs. Then what is the point of even employing SF. Isn't the basic premise of special operations based on Speed, Surprise and Violence of action. And by the way how many muj a...
by darshhan
13 Mar 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 429
Views: 33979

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

There is easily a need for 15 number F-35 right now. But before you jump to conclusions, let me elaborate the purpose. The F-35s procured should be divided between ADA, DRDO(chitradurga testing base), HAI etc for R&D purposes. Here you are being offered the latest iteration of stealth aircraft, ...
by darshhan
09 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

IAF successfully tests guided bomb off Odisha coast BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out a three-day target simulation exercise over Bay of Bengal by air dropping home grown sophisticated bombs paving the way for their induction in the Armed Forces. Defence sources said ...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600158

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is that a commando or an underwear model? lol I doubt SF units like being photographed Welcome to the new age. First thing I would like to clarify. Todays special forces are very much into gymming and weight lifting. Brute strength especially wrt carrying huge loads is very much a part of todays st...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600158

Re: Small Arms Thread

An Indian Navy Marine Commando (MARCOs) somewhere in Kashmir Tattoos are not allowed in Indian Armed Forces. Same goes for the filmy haircut. TSarkar ji, Special forces regulations regarding haircuts are much more relaxed compared to regular army or navy. As far as tattoo is concerned he might have...
by darshhan
25 Feb 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457736

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Gps+shell cost, they forget to add "GPS" line in cost line.simple shell may cost puny overall Gps dont cost that much. Has to be typo error. Actual cost of production for the Shell(fabricated metal +explosives) would be less than Rs ten thousand. Adding a GPS/glosnass/IRNSS would jack the...
by darshhan
09 Feb 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 313
Views: 25906

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Those boosters are like Megaton bombs that can land anywhere in the world with zero CEP! And, in the hands of a billionaire. I see a James Bonds script here. It is interesting to note that Elon Musk is replicating and owning technologies that were till now supposed to be in hands of nation states( ...
by darshhan
09 Feb 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457736

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

BF also has a lot of business including about 50 pct or higher of all tank tread assemblies. BK worked hard to get it and had to convince erstwhile RM. Tata SED has made significant effort as well. L&T has also made a lot of effort. So here is the thing. Either your rephrase your message and sh...
by darshhan
27 Jan 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3045
Views: 227940

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

I don't understand why you guys find it humorous! Most native speakers would find it beyond funny. And I am a guy who actually enjoys DD brand sanskritized hindi.. The document is in such klisht/high falutin hindi as to be nearly incomprehensible. If we are not proud of our own languages and are qu...
by darshhan
08 Jan 2018 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4096
Views: 584780

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Sounds like our designs must include failure to follow SOPS. alerts, automatic locks, and learning software/system. Saik, You couldnt be more right and actually this is the approach our designers are taking. Although this applies to every department in almost every country and not just Indian Navy ...
by darshhan
02 Jan 2018 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2039
Views: 208646

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Found the caption below at Shatrujeet FB page #2018 दिन बदलेगा साल बदलेगा शिकारी वही हैं सिर्फ शिकार बदलेगा :twisted: (Translation: Day will change, the year will change. Hunted will also change, only the hunter will remain same) Let us hope and pray that gallons of Pakistani blood gets spilled in t...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2039
Views: 208646

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Meanwhile as inflicting disproportionately severe consequences on the transgressions of the Uniformed Jihadi’s of the Punjabi dominated Military of the Islamic Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the only message the Uniformed Jihadi’s are capable of understanding, I look forward to...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I Just put the import lover on ignore list. Man what a relief. If you read his one post, you have read them all.
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 20052

Re: FAQ Thread

nachiket wrote:
darshhan wrote:
?????

This question should be in the Forum feedback thread.

But anyway, go to your User Control Panel->Friends and Foes . Add the user to your "Foes" list and their posts will be hidden.


Nachiket Thanks.
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Has the JV/ToT of Brahmos/B-8 got us the technology we wanted? Last I checked, critical parts of Brahmos still come from Russia. We are developing our Ramjet/Scramjet engines on our own. B-8 parts developed by Israel come from Israel. Have we been to reuse any of these technologies in other product...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Bulava failures ,which I've regularly quoted as an example,were becos the distinguished BM scientists was not familiar with naval missiles,esp. sub-lunched ones ,only land-based ones,not due to alcoholism,etc., which is v.poor taste,but makes for hilarious thoughts! What will people ascribe Ind...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So one failure and your complaining starts. Seriously, what is with this complaining when a mere single test for a brand new system has a flaw, to fix such possible issues, is the entire purpose of the test to begin with. Karan, Actually it is russians who need our guidance for their continuously f...
by darshhan
10 Dec 2017 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 20052

Re: FAQ Thread

darshhan wrote:How do you put someone on ignore list?


?????
by darshhan
18 Nov 2017 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477788

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Amazing video Shivji. Brings a lot of clarity to the subject.

One suggestion. In addition to the import lobby in bureaucracy and forces, even dirty journalists and mediapersons are on the payroll. You can point this out in your next video.
by darshhan
12 Nov 2017 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 20052

Re: FAQ Thread

How do you put someone on ignore list?
by darshhan
11 Nov 2017 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 668656

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It seems there are more people sitting on audit and review committees moaning about lack of progress than those that are developing the tech. Perfect opportunity for disrupters if it were not for the long lead-times. Very true. Preaching gyan without responsibility of any performance whatsoever is ...
by darshhan
21 Oct 2017 20:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 507677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Super 30 program progress on the Indian side - We have seen DARE simulators with 2x large widescreen MFDs, presumably sourced from SAMTEL - The MC setup, 1 Russian and 1 Indian will likely be changed to an IMA setup with new Indian MCs - New Indian RWR/EW pod are anyhow in the works What Russians c...
by darshhan
20 Oct 2017 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 717
Views: 80155

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Cybaru wrote:Agree with above posters. Make only SSN that we manufacture locally. Add 6 more scorpenes with AIP and call it a day. Adding a new line gets us nothing spectacular.


Agree. Plus a fleet of Unamanned Underwater Vehicles(UUVs) of various capabilities should be the way forward for Indian Navy.
by darshhan
20 Oct 2017 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2371
Views: 195280

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^ with russia slowly gravitating to Pak, wriggling out of the bear's grasp wouldn't be such a bad idea.. there is nothing india can do to stop ruskies selling lethal weapons to pakis , which I am sure will begin within next 5 years... Committing to FGFA will mean being dependent on russia till 205...
by darshhan
04 Oct 2017 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Philip, A question on how IA comes up with requirements for the number of ATGMs? Nag is a special purpose ATGM. To forecast a need for 500 Nags per year till 16 years seems like taking on the Warsaw pact tank armada. On top of this Rohitvats has inventoried the vast numbers of other ATGMs already i...
by darshhan
04 Oct 2017 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477788

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Since the acquisition committee has sanctioned 83 MK1A it is mostly up to Finance Ministry. MOD moves the files for approval. I think it is just stupid that the second approval of finance ministry is required for the final order. Either the first or the second FinMin approval needs to be done away ...
by darshhan
03 Oct 2017 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600158

Re: Small Arms Thread

:evil: :evil: yes sir, the original logic was 5.56 will wound, and wounded soldiers will engage more soldiers to tend him = less foe firing :rotfl: :rotfl: surely an imagination by a desk bound babu. IIRC this came out of studies by the US military and their experience with actual conflicts. And it ...

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