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by trushant
19 Jan 2013 17:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 675509

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek .... there is an article in today's ET...it talks about Amish Tripathi's book marketing technique after his first book in Shiva Trilogy was rejected by each and every publisher in India...reason..no readership / connect with youth for topics on Gods etc. He printed the first chapter and distri...
by trushant
29 Dec 2012 00:06
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 675509

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek..am trying to understand your motive behind selecting "Chimera" in the first place Wiki says Chimera is a mythological fire breathing monster with body parts taken from different animals like lion, goat, snake etc. Were you alluding to the dragon but in a abstract way? There is also ...
by trushant
30 Aug 2012 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 386789

Re: Military Flight Safety

Nitin Gokhale - NDTV Defence Journalist - tweets "Sad to learn senior pilots from TACDE - Tactics and Air Combat Devp Establishment - also among the 9 dead today in the Jamnagar collision" :( :(
by trushant
01 Feb 2012 13:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 296029

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2012/01/31/dassault-parvient-enfin-a-exporter-ses-rafale_1636901_3234.html Most french comments on the deal are negative... I think it is more to do with unpopularity of Mr Surkozy and Mr Dassualt than anything else. Main gripe being production in India. Cost ...
by trushant
28 Jan 2012 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy republic day
Replies: 77
Views: 6322

Re: Happy republic day

>> right in the begining I thought there was a female SPG guard. Anyone can confirm came with the prez, not MMS IIRC. >> The camera work was better, I felt :D nope. not a single side profile of the vehicles shown. continued filming smerch even when pinaka was going past and commentator talking abou...
by trushant
28 Jan 2012 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 236132

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Some breaking news coming on Headlines Today right now Sources saying "Compromise formula reached between the army chief and govt" VKS to withdraw petition from SC while Govt accepts his DoB as 1951. He still steps down on 31st May 2012. Gaurav Sawant says wait and watch searching for the ...
by trushant
26 Jan 2012 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 38536

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

shiv wrote:The news will appear tomorrow. All newspapers expected as usual.


Shiv saar ..is it one more of your tongue in cheek wala statement or really tomorrow is THE D Day
by trushant
12 Jan 2012 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 38536

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

I think both sides are chewing their nails. :(( A joint meeting this evening with both vendors. :) a) Either the winner being announced, taking care of price, ToT, and political considerations b) Or the commencement of a "Sudden Death" round. c) Or NOOOOOOOOOO :(( cancellation of MMRCA? I...
by trushant
06 Jan 2012 20:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 283483

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

[quote="SNaik]The only thing nuclear was the reactor.[/quote]
:rotfl:

SNaik saar .... any news on the Kochi and Chennai ??
by trushant
29 Dec 2011 20:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 675509

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

"This one is a completely new scenario from scratch and is about 850 pages in Novel format."
I have a poodle of saliva already .... saar whats the lead time between pre- ordering and delivery ???
by trushant
28 Dec 2011 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 562694

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

there is no #1 or #2 at this stage.. IAF has no power now. all under the mercy of MoD/CCS! + 1 Once the two a/c s are declared as compliant with the performance parameters of IAF, T1 and T2 has no meaning As per the news item in DNA (and quoted on this forum) ...the decision in unlikely by 31st ......
by trushant
26 Dec 2011 00:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 562694

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Now this clause in the DPP adds some anxiety to the entire deal Procedure for Procurement on Strategic Considerations 73. In certain acquisition cases, imperatives of strategic partnerships or major diplomatic,political, economic, technological or military benefits deriving from a particular procure...
by trushant
23 Dec 2011 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 562694

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Guys for the sake of better understanding of what would happen after L1 declaration ...posting the relevant clause from the DPP 2011 "51. In multi vendor cases, on opening of commercial offers, once L1 vendor is identified, the contract should be concluded with him and normally there would be n...
by trushant
26 Nov 2011 12:51
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 675509

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek Saar .... In your absence on the forum had been reading and re-reading your posts right from "The Pathfinders" till the point where Major Kulkarni was driving up his sqn of Arjuns to DBO .... aur kar bhi kya sakte the? Welcome back...we are dying to see the chinese driven out of Aksa...
by trushant
12 Nov 2011 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 562694

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The discussion on this thread seems to be still stuck in the comparison of two aircrafts on purely technical basis while the action in MoD must have shifted to techno commercial domain... commercial comparatives, cost of ToT, Defects liability period etc For better understanding of whats going on ri...
by trushant
25 Oct 2011 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 935666

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

[quote]Besides the BATL, one more Indian company would be qualified to make the missile's engines.[/quote][/quote]
I guess it would be Godrej and Boyce - Aerospace division that would produce the Bramhos engines alongwith BATL
by trushant
06 Jun 2011 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 650894

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Any details on this news item ?? Fording tests? which tank? http://www.deccanherald.com/content/166468/two-jawans-killed-army-tank.html And for the Cummins connection with MBT Arjun....IIRC work on the application engineering of QSK 38 started smwhr in 2007 at Cummins India - Pune. Its a V12 with 38...
by trushant
20 Oct 2010 19:24
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush 2010 @ Kalaikunda
Replies: 63
Views: 19061

Re: Exercise Indradhanush 2010 @ Kalaikunda

thanx a ton Juggi G for the pics...snaps from K'Kunda AFS always bring back fond memories

"These assets will be combined along with the aircrew and then divided into the blue and red forces"
Hope our boys get a handson feel of the Eurocanards..!
by trushant
02 Oct 2010 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935183

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

[quote="Kartik] conspiracy theories aside, this means that whoever meets the IAF's requirements and is L1 has the brightest chances of winning. Politics will play a bigger role in that deal than in the engine selection deal, but the winner has to be L1. Typhoons chances are fading fast now with...
by trushant
30 Sep 2010 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935183

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Be it Sh or Gripen..with this decision to go with GE 414 we have put the most critical component of approx 200-250 of our frontline fighters in the hands of Uncle Sam...no guesses for ToT tangle and yes how can we forget the CISMOA, EUM etc... The list is endless ...Trenton, P8i, C130J, Minesweepers...
by trushant
10 Aug 2010 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 650894

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Vina saar...it does makes sense for Tatas to tap into their portfolio of truck engines which includes Cummins range, Tata-home grown, Daewoo range and what not. There were reports that DRDO was considering a switch to Cummins engines for Arjuns as part of increasing locally-made/assembled content. ...
by trushant
12 Jul 2010 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 962724

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Once had a chance to be in Mig 27ML's cockpit...at Kalaikunda AFS..around 2006. This bird was in the tech area for engine overhaul. One word for the cockpit "Cluttered" All the time I was wondering what it would be like scanning all these dials while on a combat sortie...I guess Shiv had p...
by trushant
18 Jun 2010 18:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 938611

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Yup ..Lt Col. Dewan Ranjit Rai was a 1948 war hero...but the nation couldnt take care of his only son...shame on us. Unfortunately there are and must be many such tragedies that have befallen the family members of the deceased/handicapped soldiers.. are there any groups working for supporting such f...
by trushant
10 Jul 2009 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 19813

Re: What is strategic bombing?

I have chosen the option " None of the above" I thinks its a concept that aims to strike the enemy where it hurts the most - for eg. Allied bombing of German Ball Bearing industry in WWII ..half of the production was concentrated at one place...thus effectively reducing the war fighting ab...
by trushant
16 Jun 2009 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 334186

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

2. The process of signing the contract meant that Russia and the yard needed to know precisely how much work and cost it would entail. This may have been a fault by the IN people, but it is most certainly the bigger fault of the russians - when you bid for a tender, you need to know precisely what ...
by trushant
21 Apr 2009 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 231945

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

BUT, there is another technology that is even more enticing: supply chain. THIS is what the US companies bring to the table that most other are still catching up with This (I am told) impacts India in two ways: internally to build better stuff (since this IT Tech will be applied elsewhere too) and ...
by trushant
07 Apr 2009 20:06
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 675509

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Captain Kongara jumped off his BMP and picked up a fistful of mud from under the snow as it dawned upon him that they had just liberated a piece of land that had been under hostile control for half a century. The sun came up a few minutes later to reveal a morning such that the Indian Army in the m...
by trushant
06 Jan 2009 18:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 26355

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

This is my first post on this website ...have been lurking for quite some time... mods kindly advise if am not confirming to the norms... In context of delay's in procurement of military hardware...came across this article in the latest issue of Frontline http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/200901...

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