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by darshhan
24 Jun 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1430
Views: 184661

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Numbers dada numbers ... we need 40 subs to terrorize the IOR and west pacific I doubt if India can achieve these numbers anytime soon. After taking into consideration both the PSU shipyards plus L&T shipyard capacities. The best way to make up for the shortfall is manned-unmanned teaming made ...
by darshhan
24 Jun 2019 18:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3188
Views: 562206

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

we need urgent measures to reduce the fertility rate to 1.5 range - 1.3 is said to be replacement rate below which pop starts to decline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_and_union_territories_of_India_by_fertility_rate the 4 BIMARU states with a giant pop of 400 mil are dragging us dow...
by darshhan
21 Jun 2019 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 339755

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

L&T unfortunately is a single source. IMHO it should be cloned into two entities L&T "east" and L&T "west" which should in the initial days not compete till they build up their strengths individually, be allowed to function as a cartel for 5-10 years before being mad...
by darshhan
16 Jun 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1327
Views: 160985

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The depth and breadth of US military research is simply astounding. Some technology is mature and ready to be deployed, other technology in various stages of testing and yet some in the concept stage. Not when you look at the amount of research funding that is involved. In fact looking objectively,...
by darshhan
12 Jun 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Key Military Strategic Issues List 2017-2018-2022
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: Key Military Strategic Issues List 2017-2018-2022

Artificial intelligence, swarm technologies and unmanned vehicles.

Plus counter to the above when used by the enemy.
by darshhan
12 Jun 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3622
Views: 448077

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

One such agency is also required for AI and Unmanned vehicles asap. Instead of having their own labs and infrastructure, ideally this agency should be modelled on DARPA and the operating doctrine should be identify, mentor and fund promising ideas coming out of Technical institutes, Private companie...
by darshhan
27 May 2019 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Yagnasri wrote:Swamy as Finance? You can not find a worst person than Swamy for any ministry. He is not a team player


Exactly. Plus anyways he is a votary of eliminating GST altogether. Whereas current govt is backing is betting on GST. Hence there is a contradiction.
by darshhan
27 May 2019 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am surprised that people in here also are writing lies freely. It takes many years to build a major project like Polavaram. Funds were given as per process. There was never any problem with funds for the project. The problem is false bills, fake records on people who are required to be relocated,...
by darshhan
27 May 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 193572

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Things will really get more interesting as following things happen in NDA 2.0 +83x LCA Mk1As are ordered, Mk1s are upgraded to standard and deployed to frontline (get SPJ) +7 Akash Mk1s are ordered, probably with Mk1S missiles +9 MRSAM squadron deliveries commence (already ordered) + Oct 2020 onwar...
by darshhan
24 May 2019 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

No option for Grihasta people? :roll: Unmarried Rahul is also qualified you know... :D We need warrior monks. Yogi is a guess of mine, in that he is a black horse who is coming up the same way as Modi did in terms of having the oppty to transform a state, absolutely kattar in terms of not being pus...
by darshhan
24 May 2019 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

:lol: Arnab is trolling Renuka Chowdhary really bad. Looks like she is going yo cry. Lol.
by darshhan
03 May 2019 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ardeshir wrote:In more colloquial terms, "maa-behen ek karna".


Woh bhi apni khud ki :lol:
by darshhan
28 Apr 2019 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425801

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^ someone should point out to his highness which units in USA can take on a mumbai style hotel attack with 1000 rooms and people armed with guns and explosives. like say a couple of large heritage hotels in NYC? the local SWATs will rush to the location but are simply not trained to that standard ...
by darshhan
12 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416563

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Singha wrote:nothing short of a R37 will be able to chase a receding plane out to 100km. and it is semi active.

meteor will probably be another expensive import flop.

we better get on with Astra mk2.


These are the scenarios where we require S-400s.
by darshhan
12 Apr 2019 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Core issue is that they are used to Hindus being overly deferential and buying in to stories of solitary sikh valour and sacrifice for "defence of Hindus". Strong Hindu leaders like Modi help in deflating this bubble. Then there is khalistani type propaganda on social media which demonise...
by darshhan
17 Mar 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531786

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

But what is the benefits of C90 over carl gustavs? Maybe some kind of specialized warhead.

From different accounts that I have read now about uri surgical strikes, our special forces have used carl gustav/Shmel/c90 depending upon which account you believe.
by darshhan
17 Mar 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332303

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This seems to be our procurement process in a nutshell at times. CIA's guidelines for bureaucratic sabotage. The worst part is that our officialdom, whether they are bureaucrats or psu employees or even the lowly clerks, have actually internalized these traits and that too without even being on CIA...
by darshhan
17 Mar 2019 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209004

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

These criticism of Tejas will go away once some of the pilots from AI , Flight Intl , AWST do a review of flying them ......These Intl mag do similar reviews of other types , see no reason why IAF cant do something similar for Tejas. IT is more a PR dept Job or a lack of it that gets bad criticism ...
by darshhan
17 Mar 2019 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6832

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Shraddhanjali to a true son of Bharatvarsh. Your contribution was vital to Tejas and artillery programs among other things. You were the RM when India made history by launching Surgical strikes and changed the paradigm forever. Om Shanti
by darshhan
16 Mar 2019 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416563

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Nothing except fear of Russians will say this, that stops GOI from making DRDO/BEL take a hard look at the R-73E, copying its airframe, propulsion and updating its electronics, sensors. Call it R73E LE (life extension) or some such name and do it. Quicker than ab-initio program for CCM, last us at ...
by darshhan
14 Mar 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:perhaps lack of exercise, drinking sugary tea all day in strategic meetings with cadres and a diet high in carbs, processed sugars and meat.


Lol :lol:
by darshhan
13 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The brave act of Captain Abhay Sharma is cited here. The details make it more or less obvious. :-) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/the-courageous-acts-of-12-valorous-indian-army-men-who-have-been-awarded-top-honours/articleshow/67694564.cms Captain Abhay Sharma, SM was the party commander...
by darshhan
12 Mar 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66049

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Btw, does OFB make Smerch rockets in India ? There are a bunch of articles that it *would* in around 2012, but I didn't see that corroborated. I think the Russians refused to allow the local manufacture of the SMERCH. Probably a cash cow for them . Now the permission will be granted. Quite possibly...
by darshhan
12 Mar 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1327
Views: 160985

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Detailed Design Complete for GE’s Revolutionary Adaptive Fighter Engine GE Aviation has completed the detailed design process of its XA100 engine under the U.S. Air Force's Adaptive Engine Transition Program (AETP), the company announced Thursday. The latest development means that GE can send engin...
by darshhan
11 Mar 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332303

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

If Rafales are for SFC alone, why are we buying SCALP with them? That alone should show IAF regards them as multirole assets. Prime Minister has himself stated in public that if Rafales were there with IAF, then much more could have been achieved wrt retaliatory strikes. IAF or for that matter no o...
by darshhan
11 Mar 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53575

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

SpecOps forces will need to take out all nuke storage sites/silos, enrichment & processing facilities as well as start removing/dismantling as many tactical nukes as possible. India & Israel need to jointly work on this. Multiple teams need to be working simultaneously and independently to ...
by darshhan
04 Mar 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It is exactly this kind of operational details we shouldn't be giving out to satisfy the khujli of those morons asking for proof. Dont worry Dilbu ji. Intelligence guys use a lot of diversion stories to deflect attention from the real thing. Lot of such accounts are planted and everyone including t...
by darshhan
03 Mar 2019 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Because they don’t have the ability to consistently absorb the loses I proscribed - therefore they will not do this again . Two or three more such mis-adventures and they will not have an air force left. This is the “Doval Doctrine” and this is what is playing out. It is naivety at best to think th...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

the osint/forensics is now cottage industry in UK. its a industry oriented to finding 'evidence' of war crimes & abuses against the enemies of the west. from hangings in some syrian prison, to russian SAMs in ukraine , to now perhaps venezuelan death camps their interests are in alignment with ...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Uvision ^^ sigh. israeli as usual. they are streets ahead of the pack in productizing interesting ideas in security domain. The best thing is these are not uber expensive high end unobtanium stuff like stealth or hypersonics. They are much simpler in terms of complexity and can be developed relativ...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

comparing khan and cheen avionics & systems still seems like a wide gap seeing pak preference for khan even 3rd hand gear. i have a new xiaomi smartwatch and a old garmin 220 watch. the garmin is able to latch to gps signal in 1 second in any conditions the xiaomi takes minimum 2 mins and then ...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha ji, This concept needs to be explored and similar indigenous solutions need to be developed.

Uvision hero strategic systems

Uvision hero operational systems

Uvision hero tactical systems

Increase the size of the warheads in the indigenous solutions as per requirements.
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

imo the jihad factories will grow more SME / agile / distributed now and hug civilian areas close. so 1000kg weapons dropping in may can really bad collateral damage and slaughter both the innocent and guilty. I see a need for a chinna-garuthma - 100kg warhead glider with the same 100km range when ...
by darshhan
01 Mar 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655656

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

For those who are having doubts on the accuracy of Balakot strikes, here is the thing. As per reports 12 Mirage 2000s were definitely in the strike package. Now they were all carrying multiple Precision guided weapons including Spice 2000. Is it really possible that all of these munitions missed the...
by darshhan
25 Feb 2019 15:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 13275

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

I think the most important question we must ask ourselves is what is Pakistan's nuclear threshold ? And can their delivery systems penetrate our defenses and hit our Cities. And what should we do to intercept it. Another important thing is to make sure China/USA stays out of this war if we are prep...
by darshhan
24 Feb 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2741
Views: 568527

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

the 1 sample of the raytheon sentinel GMTI radar we are planning to buy from US and 4 more of some hybrid US-India domestic fit are the assets that may permit more high discrimination id of TEL vehicles than fighter radars in SAR mode. but overall it is difficult to locate and track such targets on...
by darshhan
22 Feb 2019 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 418816

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

kvraghav wrote:It is under the front cap like mig 21


Thanks
by darshhan
22 Feb 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 418816

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

Rakesh wrote:Su-30MKI fighter jets to carry five Brahmos NG missiles
https://defenceupdate.in/su-30mki-fight ... -missiles/

Image


Can't see the air intakes?
by darshhan
20 Feb 2019 11:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 169244

Re: Pulwama Attack

One suggestion from my side regarding trade war. Now that India has rescinded MFN status from Pakistan and imposed 200% duties on their products, we should strive to make US and other western countries to do the same with respect to Pakis. They too have lost their soldiers and citizens to Paki perfi...
by darshhan
17 Feb 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 697472

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Have a look at China's UUV development news. The problem with most of the authors/experts/analysts is their habit of Linear thinking.

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