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by darshhan
19 Jan 2019 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2283
Views: 199305

Re: Understanding the US - Again

That's the thing, with all the Diversity Training and this and that, this is the actual reality. yindu living in a few immigrant friendly bubbles do not see the dark underbelly of the beast...only a few isolated yindu who work outside these bubbles for a living get some exposure....and yindu are fe...
by darshhan
17 Jan 2019 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 967
Views: 179487

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

dont be so sure the defence of the Andaman islands requires expeditionary forces like equipment, training, mindset and resources. the hans over running the Andaman islands during war is a real possibility and we must have a deterrence in place. Of course, it will have other implications too, which ...
by darshhan
13 Jan 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

The crafty French realised if we get a potent missile like Meteor, we won’t buy more Rafale. Hence playing dirty to integration with Su-30 & Tejas India could realize a meteor class AAM inside of a year .. fingers crossed! no links, but an observation 8) And Sir if your observation turns out to...
by darshhan
12 Jan 2019 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

A question for all. If Dharmics were warriorized and militarized, would the State govt led by CPM goons still have had the courage to deceive and torture ordinary devotees. Still there are Dharmics who think that state agencies Army/paramilitary/police etc will save them when shit hits the fan. Well...
by darshhan
12 Jan 2019 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I support Dileep's proposal for a new, Kerala-based "dharmic" party which will ally with the NDA. Why not the BJP itself? As many Keralites have stated in this thread, the BJP and RSS simply do not understand Keralite culture. For instance, over the years, I've debated many Hindutva activ...
by darshhan
12 Jan 2019 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

ramana wrote:
darshhan wrote:Now this is becoming the same political thread that was earlier locked.


The issue is hurting a lot of people. LET them.atleast speak
Suppressing voice is heaping more agony.
You can ignore this thread.
Ramana


Totally agree. I was just noting the irony.
by darshhan
12 Jan 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

leaving geopolitics aside, the question is "When will we produce tejas in sufficient quantities to fulfill IAF's requirements, forget exports?"
by darshhan
11 Jan 2019 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

What do you expect when the majority i.e Hindus of Kerala just like their brethren all over India are unarmed, dhimmified and totally Unwarriorlike? Then there is no sense of unity with respect to ideological purpose. In daily life most of the young generation is rapidly being converted to smartphon...
by darshhan
11 Jan 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Now this is becoming the same political thread that was earlier locked.
by darshhan
09 Jan 2019 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2276
Views: 135027

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Stockholm syndrome in full blown action. More than stokholm syndrome, it is great divide between Ezhavas(cpm) and Nairs(congress) which is in play. One would have thought with universal literacy, Kerala would be the last place to witness casteism. But sadly that is not the case. Both the above grou...
by darshhan
06 Jan 2019 08:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4204
Views: 213500

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

From assembling pov this is good as the foxcon factory down south will generate more jobs hopefully can be the main manufacturing hub away from China to export globally Even cheap iPhone will have to compete in Indian market with likes of Indian Chinese and Korean model which is a uphill task for t...
by darshhan
06 Jan 2019 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4868
Views: 366237

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Not to forget that Indigo will charge at least Rs 400 to Rs 500 for offering a 'soaked in hot water Maggie noodles' to be eaten from the OEM plastic can and i cant believe there are suckers who buy and eat this during a 2 hour flight :D I got a rule. once I enter an airport I don't eat anything i.e...
by darshhan
02 Jan 2019 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2631
Views: 339853

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

Our strategic programs have also got a big push under modi on flip side after languishing during upa regime ... Is there any hard data to back up this type of claim? (rhetorical question only... I doubt it can be proved). In contrast if one looks at tangible/quantifiable metrics like trade imbalanc...
by darshhan
01 Jan 2019 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 567138

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha, the higher power engines are needed to climb in steep mountain roads. And IA battalions in mountain configuration don’t carry ATGMs. All that said, the most useful and flexible cavalry in the mountains will be UCAVs and helo-gunships. In a Dragoon role, you need ATGM detachments deployable ...
by darshhan
28 Dec 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 35552

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Both Prahaar & Pralay programs seem to moving at snail pace while Pinaka -3 (300mm diameter version) has disappeared. Given the capabilities of DRDO wrt missile programs, I doubt if there are any technical challenges regards to development of these two missiles. If anything these are low ball f...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2018 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 35552

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

By the way what is the intensity of missile testing wrt frequency for Chinese, Americans, French etc programs. Pakistan is plainly bluffing. It seems they do not carry out even half a dozen tests annually for their so called diverse inventory. Do they even have a proper test range with required inst...
by darshhan
26 Dec 2018 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 35552

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Shouldn't lofted trajectory be more effective in taking out underground bunkers and other subterranean targets? The warhead penetration would be much more. Of course this is contingent on the missile having sub 10 meter accuracy. On the other hand if we have indeed mastered that kind of accuracy, th...
by darshhan
23 Dec 2018 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 35552

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PratikDas wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this flurry of tests is India demonstrating that our gun powder is dry?


That's right. For that matter the corollary is also true. Just check the missile testing(or rather the lack of it) by Pakis. Pathetic bluffers.
by darshhan
23 Dec 2018 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 567138

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

But I wonder is that really anyone’s impression? I think most nations see them as an untested military whose government had been unwilling to commit to battle in decades. I don’t think any of the nations taking loans from them is afraid of a chini military takeover. That is why they take the loans....
by darshhan
18 Dec 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3652
Views: 448420

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Army Reopens Mega Race To Replace Vintage Anti-Air Guns https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/12/indian-army-reopens-mega-race-to-replace-vintage-anti-air-guns.html By way of an information request send to global vendors , the Army has stated that the guns ‘should have the capability to engag...
by darshhan
16 Dec 2018 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Supratik wrote:What are the benefits of testing missiles in lofted trajectory? What exactly are they testing?


I can't be sure of this, but maybe the need to shorten the range of a missile as on original range the missile might overshoot certain set of targets.
by darshhan
15 Dec 2018 17:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

must be plenty of paid moles too in the woods. recall the navy war room leak case . that man is now a UK GC holder and safe. rabinder singh ji must have changed his name and lives openly in virginia or such colonies of escaped agents. We are way too lenient. These guys must either be clandestinely ...
by darshhan
15 Dec 2018 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

a1RJePQZInI Karan, In addition to R&D prowress, this no. of tests also indicate the increasing manufacturing capability on part of DRDO-BDL combine(can also be BEL in certain cases). For Agni series over 5 were tested. Which can only mean many more were produced. This is pretty good intensity. ...
by darshhan
13 Dec 2018 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:^^HD sir, how do foreign vendors get to know where we are in the R&D stage? isn't that supposed to be classified info?


They get to know through our testing schedule much of which is in public domain especially wrt missiles. It is actually that sime
by darshhan
13 Dec 2018 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

^^^ The words spoken like a General (or movie director): questions, opinions and list of directives .... Albeit 99.99% of us are arm-chair generals of an army of arm-chair soilders & workers, with empty pocketed stake holders. Just time-pass in front of an idiot box called a Web browser.. Frust...
by darshhan
11 Dec 2018 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

Even among indigenous weapons systems, the expensive platforms might not make the cut. Tejas team should keep that in mind.
by darshhan
11 Dec 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

Don't worry. Lok sabha elections are approaching and promises will have to be made to the farmers for canceling their debts. Hardly any money will remain for such unneeded imports after that. Indigenous weapons have a bright future even if forced by circumstances like rural distress. Import lobbies ...
by darshhan
11 Dec 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

1. LCA MK1 and MK1A both are very small aircraft. Hence inspite being a non stealthy aircraft it has a very small rcs. That should enable it to close much further against enemy aircraft. Which implies that that BVR missile carried by Tejas can do with a smaller range compared to that of meteor. For ...
by darshhan
08 Dec 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3470
Views: 730721

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

Kartik wrote:Anyone notice how Toilet news paper's Rajat Pandit has gone silent? With positive news on the LCA flowing, he doesn't seem to have any new fake news to peddle.


His foreign sponsors probably stopped paying him as he was not being effective enough.
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I truly and fervently wish SAAB goes through with this. I have my reasons... :wink: But only if it leads to complete junking of the vshorads import plan altogether. There is absolutely no point in enabling others to rob yourself. Also with QRSAM program making progress, there will be less utility o...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 567138

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:Cheen could start uparming iran ?


Chinese would love to arm the Iranians. The only problem is the ability(or rather inability) of the iranians to make the payments.
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 618
Views: 92118

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Looks like we are stuck with the Mig-29K for the Vikramaditya and the Vikrant. Is the Mig-29K a totally hopeless case, or can we work with Russia in a concerted way, like we did for the SU-30MKI, to fix its issues? Just a thought. The MiG-29K was never designed to be operated as a carrier based fig...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

It seems that most of the foreign vendors see GOI and Indian Military as a bank with infinite cash reserves, to whom they can quote any fancy amount and which will be accepted. The only problem with this approach is why bother with arms procurement, if it leads to us getting bankrupt. A bankrupt and...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Here we couldn't fix t-90 two decades after buying it, we are still fixing su-30 and now let's add igla to the list. Jai ho! KaranM, This is the truth. And the only alternative for us is to go for the home grown solution. Which should take about 3 years to get into trial and testing phase if starte...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Wonder if these Igla-S thingies will work against small UAVs, if it gets fitted with IIR? Cheen's smaller UAVs are going to be the ones that Indian military will have to deal a lot up in the hills and bringing down a few using a cheap mijjile bought from a yard-sale might help keep cheen's stocks v...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another hope is that when we are manufacturing the later stages we will able to slap a nag derived IIR seeker and built future versions in house That is the hardware part only. You will have to develop the algorithms/software part separately. That is the most critical and complex aspect. Hardware i...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:is this a igla or strela can anyone make out?
it worked, whatever it was. mostly these are good ambush weapons in the hills.



As per the comments on the video, it is an earlier generation igla
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Neshant wrote:
Is the decommissioned stock from the Russian army about to land up in the Indian inventory.



Worth more than a gold mine for Baloch freedom fighters. If only Mother Russia agrees to supply to Balochi fighters.
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Igla-S are quite frequently used by various Syrian rebels with mixed success. Mixed success is more than enough to force a change in standard helicopter and transport aircraft tactics for most of the time. Forget actual firing of a manpad, even the knowledge that opfor in a particular sector has ac...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 988307

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another point to note. Mistral and Saab's version are both much costlier than igla s. For the same amount you can have almost 2x iglas than if you go for mistral or saab. Now the question becomes " Is one Rbs70/mistral better than 2 igla s ? ".

I doubt if the answer would be affirmative.

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