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by soumik
03 Sep 2018 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86226

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

AON for new 114 jet tender to be cleared by center this week. https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/rafale-jets-mother-of-all-defence-deal-centre-nod-for-acquisition-114-fighter-jets-defence-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-india-us-russia-sweden/278987 Also there's a new Dog on the block & one ...
by soumik
29 Apr 2018 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759348

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

[url][/url] Maz Any news of Project-28A and Project-18 DDG? Do these even exist? I have come across the P-18 next gen DDG on some of the other fora on the interweb. Some of the defence journalists have also referred to the next gen DDG in news reports. I think MDLs boss also referred to it in one of...
by soumik
28 Jan 2018 23:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357454

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Some more info on train18 and train20 0kn8VBJgkO8 This video says train18 is indigenous design. In the previous video, the GM of ICF says the design is not Indian but foreign. What is the truth? Train 18 seems to be a reverse engineered Swiss Stadler EC250 with lower rated motors. https://www.youtu...
by soumik
19 Jan 2018 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2216
Views: 266562

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

meanwhile two pieces of news from terroristan caught my fancy today https://tribune.com.pk/story/1612383/1-pakistan-faces-11-43b-damages-claims-reko-diq-mining-case/ ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has observed that Pakistan faces $11.43 billion damages claims in Reko Diq mining case ...
by soumik
18 Jan 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 972319

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Just like Trident missile of UK . Agni 5's range could be as much as 12,000 km , not just 5000 km as officially stated .. https://www.oneindia.com/india/the-mystery-surrounding-agni-5-s-range-2622954.html I had already said the A5 & A3 could have ICBM ranges far longer than those declared in an...
by soumik
17 Sep 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3509
Views: 364178

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

This acquisition if it happens is tailor made for the Sprut.. all the other companies have lower main gun armed variants in service. Would love to be proven wrong. The commonality of rounds for the T-XX fleets means the Sprut is a winner logistically also. True, the Sprut is the only sub 30T vehicl...
by soumik
19 Feb 2017 17:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357454

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Railway ministry begins the work of geotechnical survey for the 21 km long undersea tunnel on the Mumbai Ahmedabad bullet line. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/ride-under-the-sea-drilling-the-7-km-route-of-undersea-bullet-train-project-at-full-swing/articlesh...
by soumik
27 Jan 2017 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A new world order .. why India should initiate a south Asian union
Replies: 30
Views: 3385

Re: A new world order .. why India should initiate a south Asian union

We should initiate a security & economic union with the rest of South Asia barring Pakistan. Following steps should be taken by us unilaterally 1) A declaration of a non aggression doctrine applicable to fellow south Asian states with the exception bof Pakistan. This should be followed up with t...
by soumik
19 Jan 2017 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 579438

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

seesm to be a NOTAM for another PINAKA trial!
by soumik
22 Oct 2016 17:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 543341

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

We'll need approximately 500 aircraft to replace older jets in the next ten years , here's what I believe we should do. 1) start a 2nd line for the LCA Mk1 & start building 12/annum with 120 assured orders. 2) Start an international competition to develop & market the LCA as a semi stealth p...
by soumik
22 Oct 2016 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 124
Views: 29191

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

Fully expecting the 600km range Brahmos & S400 to make an entry in this scenario. As should Nirbhay.
by soumik
19 Oct 2016 06:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 579438

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/mtcr-benefit-india-russia-to-develop-600-km-range-cruise-missiles-that-can-cover-entire-pakistan/articleshow/54926916.cms 600km Range Brahmos Missiles coming, this will be another gamechanger in the subcontinent 1)Makes our Navy ship for ship the mos...
by soumik
02 Oct 2016 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608886

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Inaugrated yesterday, Hopefully should open up the road for Bharat Forge Howitzers

https://twitter.com/manoharparrikar/status/782289306811568128/photo/1
by soumik
25 Sep 2016 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 143383

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Wrote a small scenario on how a surgical strike on the Pakistani military could snowball into a Nuclear war , do read and let me know

http://bengalraider.blogspot.in/2016/09/sledgehammer.html
by soumik
04 Sep 2016 14:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 275671

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Wrote this on my blog earlier today, would love it if the Gurus here could take a look and let me know what they think
http://bengalraider.blogspot.in/2016/09/indias-submarine-arm-road-ahead.html
by soumik
30 Aug 2016 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357454

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Prahaar with prices nearly 5600INR for a second class seat the Beijing-Shanghai HSR is an extremely expensive trainn it seems!
by soumik
23 Aug 2016 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496601

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

A major win for #makeinindia Toshiba JSW Ships its First “Made-in-India” Super-critical Steam Turbine Generator from Chennai Facility Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt Ltd. (Toshiba JSW), today announced that the company marked a significant milestone in its endeavor to offer customers state-of-the-art ...
by soumik
21 Aug 2016 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1483
Views: 194769

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Is there a Tata truck there. watch 35:54If yes, what is it doing carrying radars in Russia 7rlwj-p8IdU not just RADARS The Tor-M2KM SAM variant is designed to simultaneously destroy four aerial targets. It can be mounted on either a tracked or wheeled chassis. The Tor-M2KM, based on the three-axle ...
by soumik
16 Aug 2016 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608886

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Kakkaji wrote:Has K9 been ordered yet?

Has M777 been ordered yet?

Month after month passes, but no orders are placed.

AFAIK papers for M777 have been signed.
Commercial negotiations for Vajra are in an advanced stage ,parrikar has said he'll close the deal in 2016.
by soumik
16 Aug 2016 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608886

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Isn't Vajra purchase expected to take of the self-propelled artillery requirements of ~814 units? If not then which mounted guns are we looking at? Nope the mounted gun reqmt is separate from the tracked SP one that Vajra covers. The frontrunners as of now seem to be the Tata-Denel T5-52 & the ...
by soumik
15 Aug 2016 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 5200

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Very happy to see BR back online, wishing all of you a very happy independence day!
by soumik
15 Aug 2016 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608886

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

As of Today the artillery Acquisition seems to have picked up steam in a big way 1)The Initial Towed 155 gun requirement of 1580 is pretty much wrapped up with 114 Dhanush guns already on order &a commitment for 300 more.Also 500 M-46 are being upgraded to 155mm & a understanding for at leas...
by soumik
16 Apr 2016 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 416
Views: 21309

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2015

We need to take off the kid gloves and stop being politically correct, Kashmir cannot be solved in a day or an year , the minds of generations that are poisoned will only be cleansed over years here's what I propose. 1)The Border must be completely sealed and the Separatist leaders and their familie...
by soumik
31 Mar 2016 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 275671

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Like I've said many times earlier we need numbers today and our own SSK in the long term , the best way to do this is either buy 20 kilos outright using 9 of the 12$billion of P75I( it should still leave us with some 3$billion to spend on life extension of the older kilos and HDWs).Or buy 10 Kilos a...
by soumik
24 Mar 2016 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236517

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Using a google map tool to draw circles, I have done an analysis of Tejas Strike Ranges into Pak from WAC and SWAC airbases. Combat Radius is 200 km low low low with 2000 kgs and only internal fuel as per Vivek Ahuja's analysis. It is 275 km with one centreline tank. WAC Bases 1. Adampur – Sialkot,...
by soumik
23 Mar 2016 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496601

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! NAMO PLANS TO SELL 49% OF AI http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/modi-govt-planning-to-sell-up-to-49-stake-in-air-india-to-meet-revenue-target/articleshow/51525794.cms The question is, who will buy it? :wink: I think the Govt wi...
by soumik
23 Mar 2016 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496601

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

BIG POLICY MOVES MADE TODAY! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/government-approves-india-uae-pact-for-75-billion-investment-in-niif/articleshow/51529333.cms Govt approves framework for 75$ billion investment by UAE into infra here! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/econ...
by soumik
05 Mar 2016 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2216
Views: 266562

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

http://www.dawn.com/news/1243607/pakistan-to-get-1257m-from-germany Bhiksham Dehi! ISLAMABAD: Germany agreed on Friday to provide €125.7 million ($138.3m) in various sectors including health, energy, and technical and vocational training. A ceremony was held in this regard at the Ministry of Finance...
by soumik
05 Mar 2016 19:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1140
Views: 112334

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/international/china-earmarks-23-billion-to-cover-job-loss-of-6-mn-workers-116030100639_1.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/China-aims-to-lay-off-5-6-million-state-workers/articleshow/51205456.cms 5-6 million job losses in...
by soumik
01 Mar 2016 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 8507

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/budg ... 210502.cms

This was going to happen, Jaitley probably got an earful too.
by soumik
26 Feb 2016 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357454

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

In my view the most important line that has been announced is the Kharagpur Mumbai Freight link. This line is going to be a steel highway with the steel plants of Bilaspur,Bhilai, Raigrah, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and bokaro all on or in close proximity to the line, also the Aluminum giant at ...
by soumik
21 Feb 2016 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608886

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

+2 to Singhaji We should Open up multiple lines of 155/52 guns and immediately order at least 1000 pieces of Dhanush alongwith 1000 copies of the Bharat-52 as well. Simultaneously 105mm Guns should be Modernized to the Bharat forge Garuda standards and passed onto the BSF and ITBP. The M777 order sh...
by soumik
21 Feb 2016 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3509
Views: 364178

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^^^^^^ Errrr...... IIRC, around 2000 or so, BEML had actually signed a deal to work with OBRUM - and if I am not mistaken on that very tank!!!! Of course, it was a paper tank then. Do not know what happened. Dunno about BEML But OBRUM/BAE have made a demonstrator for now. The Tank Chassis works and...
by soumik
21 Feb 2016 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3509
Views: 364178

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

The PLA have displayed a new light tank which will inevitably land up in Tibet. The proposed ICV should be tasked to combat this machine as well.There could be different turrets on the same chassis,a family of ICV variants as we're seeing with the Armata family. An ICV shall be of limited use again...
by soumik
13 Feb 2016 19:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 579438

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

And here I was imagining ERIEYEs blowing up as soon as they took off from Mushaf:P
by soumik
13 Feb 2016 18:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 579438

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Gurus, Wiki says that in 2005 we started working with the Russians to develop the K100 as a 200-400km range AWACS killer to arm our Sukhois. Does anyone here know whether that collaboration yielded any fruit? It's interesting to note that at the maximum quoted range of 400km the K100 outranges the d...

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