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by darshhan
10 Apr 2021 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 419
Views: 146253

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

...... Add to this the 6-8 SSBNs,6 SSNs plus a few 2-4 Akula SSGNs,will give us another 12-16 N-boats,a total of 36-40 subs,the minimum number to deal with both the PLAN and PN.This is excluding an unknown number of mini-subs,UUSVs,which are meant for coastal duties and chokepoints. It looks like t...
by darshhan
10 Apr 2021 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266667

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Thanks for the link. While Kilo is itself very quiet, the scorpene is even quieter. Kilo drawback and strength is it how it achieved quietness with double hull design rather which allows it to be quiet without having to develop new materials and design like scorpene. However this comes at great cos...
by darshhan
10 Apr 2021 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
darshhan wrote:
You can never be sure.


No, not, never.

adar is parsi

and

tehseen & shahdad are muslims


Thanks for the info. A mass manufactured vaccine(covidshield in this case) in control of islamics was never a good idea though.
by darshhan
10 Apr 2021 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266667

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

kit wrote:
darshhan wrote:By the way how does the kilo fare against scorpene in terms of performance especially acoustic profile?


https://malaysiamilitarypower.blogspot.com/2013/06/kilo-and-scorpene-difference-in.html


Thanks for the link. While Kilo is itself very quiet, the scorpene is even quieter.
by darshhan
10 Apr 2021 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

arshyam wrote:^^ Is Adar Poonawalla related to these guys?


You can never be sure.
by darshhan
08 Apr 2021 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266667

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

By the way how does the kilo fare against scorpene in terms of performance especially acoustic profile?
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Namo might be the best Prime Minister of India till date especially in terms of welfare for poor and infrastructure creation.(My personal favourite though is PVNR. LBS had too short period of rule hence I am not counting him.) So while Namo is definitely one of the best leaders this country ever had...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yati Narsinghanand has every right to give interviews just as i have every reason to suspect someone's motive when they talk non-stop to everyone with a camera and microphone in hand. What exactly was the purpose of holding a press conference weeks after a petty incident had died down ? If he has p...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishA wrote:Well this is how congress govt came to power in 2004. Because people sat out...........



Does all this matter if the choice is between old Congress and new Congress(i.e BJP)?
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As per you only BJP leaders should have the right to give interviews. As I stated earlier BJP cannot tolerate any other Hindu leader rising who does not come from its own ranks. Instead of working towards establishing a Hindu Civilizational state, it is focussed towards scuttling those who it perce...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not voting because some conditions are not met is a great way of taking 10 steps backwards for failing to take 2 steps forward. There are many things that can be done without attracting unnecessary attention, Yati Narsinghanandji is brave and must be lauded for protecting the temple but i really co...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In case of any of the following conditions 1. If Yati Narsinghanand ji is harmed in any way. 2. If govt control of Temples is not relinquished by october 2023 3. If GoI doesn't take active and visible steps to dissolve Pakistan by October 2023 Then I will sit out in the next Lok Sabha elections i e...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3401
Views: 351031

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In case of any of the following conditions 1. If Yati Narsinghanand ji is harmed in any way. 2. If govt control of Temples is not relinquished by october 2023 3. If GoI doesn't take active and visible steps to dissolve Pakistan by October 2023 Then I will sit out in the next Lok Sabha elections i e ...
by darshhan
04 Apr 2021 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397476

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

Can the F-15EX whatever carry BMos., both ASM and AAMs. Nein my fuhrer! So big deal about its superior radar .It just makes the A/C for for the AEW job! Jokes aside,an upgraded SS would be a much better bet in every sense.Could be capable of carrying the Kinzhal LR AAM too if reqd.And certainly che...
by darshhan
10 Mar 2021 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 562
Views: 89759

Re: Women in Combat

Looks like some here need to read up on Velu Nachiyar, Kuyili and countless other women warriors in our history. Being dependent on women for securing any nation and too much glamourising of females in military points to one major flaw in that society. That the men of such a nation are weak and imp...
by darshhan
10 Mar 2021 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 562
Views: 89759

Re: Women in Combat

.... What you are saying does make sense. Intelligence agencies around the world use this format to infiltrate their targets. Following their cue the elite special forces like SFOD, Devgru and israeli SF have also been inducting limited number of qualified women for executing niche tasks. However t...
by darshhan
09 Mar 2021 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 562
Views: 89759

Re: Women in Combat

Somehow I am not comfortable with women in the special forces. While the photo-ops and image management is fine and dandy, hope the gobmint will not use them as the tip of the spear. The physical and mental toughness required in the forces should not be diluted in the interest of promoting diversit...
by darshhan
05 Mar 2021 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3603
Views: 766974

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

A few x-posts.... Govt okays 12 new SSB battalions for Nepal, Bhutan borders . The government has sanctioned a dozen fresh SSB battalions, comprising over 13,000 personnel for the Nepal and Bhutan borders guarding force, to "fortify" defences along these fronts including the tri-junction ...
by darshhan
20 Feb 2021 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 569
Views: 150519

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: 588
Views: 178615

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: 3401
Views: 351031

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: 4335
Views: 1289533

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: 3401
Views: 351031

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: 1097
Views: 352515

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: 1097
Views: 352515

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: 1097
Views: 352515

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: 5173
Views: 812094

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: 588
Views: 178615

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: 1097
Views: 352515

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: 1958

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: 3603
Views: 766974

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: 1332
Views: 391120

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: 1219
Views: 313836

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: 4506
Views: 860991

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: 1332
Views: 391120

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: 3261
Views: 373668

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: 3261
Views: 373668

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: 1411553

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: 2541
Views: 487821

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: 1332
Views: 391120

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...

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