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by Gaur
16 Nov 2017 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4033
Views: 649465

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

That is not true, there are some modem helmets that protect against regular 7.62x39 lead rounds but most helmets can't stop a steel core or copper jacket rounds at close range. A thick Kevlar helmet will stop a lead AK or 5.56 round fired at a distance, but for anything more you require ceramic or ...
by Gaur
24 Oct 2017 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2655
Views: 272115

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Hope to see India-Russia FGFA project through: HAL chief http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/hope-to-see-india-russia-fgfa-project-through-hal-chief-117102301248_1.html Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman T. Suvarna Raju backed the India-Russia Fifth Generation Fighter Aircr...
by Gaur
23 Oct 2017 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2347
Views: 433264

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

20 Air Force Planes To Land On Agra Expressway Tomorrow In Special Drill According to PRO, Defence (Central Command), Gargi Malik Sinha, the IAF will conduct the aircraft touchdown exercise on the Agra Expressway near Bangarmau in Unnao district. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/lucknow-agra-express...
by Gaur
23 Oct 2017 14:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 255740

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

On Army's recommendation, DRDO makes modifications in battle tank Arjun Mark II http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/indian-army-arjun-mark-ii-drdo-defence-research-and-development-organisation-battle-tank/110907 "We have done the modifications... it will go through the trials and there i...
by Gaur
18 Oct 2017 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4033
Views: 649465

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Misleading article. I don't know which helmet Garuds use. Perhaps OR-201. That certainly isn't designed to protect against 7.62mm round. In fact, no modern helmet is designed to protect against even 5.56mm NATO round. Patka had that level of protection in its front and sides but then it was too h...
by Gaur
10 Oct 2017 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3454
Views: 371622

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

Private Lobbies Are Trying to Stop Indigenous Defence Production: H Mahadevan Newsclick speaks to H Mahadevan, all India Working President of the AITUC and former General Secretary of the HAL Employees’ Association, Bangalore, on Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the LCA project and the motivated camp...
by Gaur
10 Oct 2017 10:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 525728

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Private Lobbies Are Trying to Stop Indigenous Defence Production: H Mahadevan Newsclick speaks to H Mahadevan, all India Working President of the AITUC and former General Secretary of the HAL Employees’ Association, Bangalore, on Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the LCA project and the motivated camp...
by Gaur
08 Oct 2017 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3454
Views: 371622

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

While not a military news per say, IMHO a potentially significant one for Indian Aerospace India’s First 19-seater aircraft may fly soon http://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indias-first-19-seater-aircraft-may-fly-soon/amp_articleshow/60723511.cms A team of engineer...
by Gaur
05 Oct 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2655
Views: 272115

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cross Post from Single Engine Thread http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-to-start-process-to-acquire-single-engine-jets-this-month/articleshow/60958830.cms Asked about the fifth-generation fighter aircraft project (FGFA) with Russia, Dhanoa said a high-level committee has submitted ...
by Gaur
05 Oct 2017 22:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 561900

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

IAF to start process to acquire single engine jets this month http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-to-start-process-to-acquire-single-engine-jets-this-month/articleshow/60958830.cms Chief of Air Staff B S Dhanoa said having a new fleet of single engine jets was a "priority"...
by Gaur
29 Sep 2017 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3708
Views: 475225

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Don't agree with everything that Sawhney says but this destructive mindset of primacy is what has buggered the Indian Armed Forces and this COArmyS has once again played right into the sly hands of the baboo(n)s as did some other service chiefs earlier. Such a blasphemous and outmoded view in 2017?...
by Gaur
27 Sep 2017 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 349812

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Army Strikes Naga Insurgent Camps Along Myanmar Border, Inflicts 'Heavy' Damage http://www.news18.com/news/india/army-strikes-naga-insurgent-camps-along-myanmar-border-inflicts-heavy-damage-1529767.html The Army on Wednesday struck Naga insurgent camps along the border with Myanmar and caused “heav...
by Gaur
27 Sep 2017 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4033
Views: 649465

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Army is opposing Black Cat commandos being stationed in Kashmir. But why? http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-army-kashmir-nsg-black-cat-commandos-counter-insurgency/1/1056761.html It is Kashmir's best kept secret for at least a month now. Kept under wraps is a mini National Security Guard (N...
by Gaur
27 Sep 2017 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3103
Views: 414816

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Army forces Pak’s BAT to retreat http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/army-forces-paks-bat-to-retreat/articleshow/60848786.cms The Army on Tuesday said it had effectively thwarted another Pakistani BAT (border action team) operation, which is usually conducted by Pakistan army regulars in conju...
by Gaur
26 Sep 2017 17:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 779741

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Reliance Naval looking to bid for six submarines contracts worth Rs 40,000 crore: Anil Ambani http://www.financialexpress.com/market/reliance-naval-looking-to-bid-for-six-submarines-contract-worth-rs-40000-crore-anil-ambani/871392/ Billionaire Anil-Ambani on Tuesday said that Reliance group’s compa...
by Gaur
26 Sep 2017 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1007028

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

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IIRC, the stupidity had started with a TOIlet article. We all had a good laugh about it back then. Unfortunately, but as expected, it got picked up by other DDMs. Don't think there is anything more to it than that.
by Gaur
26 Sep 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 349812

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Kashmir encounter: Four militants killed had plans to storm Army camp, says officer The militants were hiding in a house and had taken its residents hostage, an officer said. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kashmir-encounter-four-militants-killed-had-plans-to-storm-army-camp-says-officer-486...
by Gaur
26 Sep 2017 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 39343

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Niti Aayog's roadmap for light weight bullet-proof vests, helmets for army http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/niti-aayog-s-roadmap-for-light-weight-bullet-proof-vests-helmets-for-army-117092400334_1.html The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked the Niti Aayog to set up an i...
by Gaur
25 Sep 2017 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 39343

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

PMO to review progress made under Make in India scheme in defence sector "The PMO is planning to review the progress made in the Make in India scheme with all stakeholders, including officials from the defence ministry and department of defence production," a government source told Mail T...
by Gaur
20 Sep 2017 17:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 561900

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^LM has stated that by the 7th year, it expects to roll out a near completely 'locally sourced' F-16. So 90% by year 6 is not a stretch. We are not going to get IP from them or anyone else so it makes sense to let them bear 100% of the investment cost in exchange for 100% ownership and responsibi...
by Gaur
19 Sep 2017 09:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 384472

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

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Fair Enough. That is a reasonable statement and I agree. Also, no twisting was intended! :)
by Gaur
18 Sep 2017 22:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 384472

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I see it like building one's own house. I own the land and it has certain issues. It is sloping and has a low water table. My requirements are - no steps inside the house other than staircase, basement with no water leak. I have no design knowledge. It is up to the architect to say what is possible...
by Gaur
18 Sep 2017 10:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 384472

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

^^ Manish Ji, then that is a different issue. One would not need design/engineering/architecture experience to know that it isn't possible. Army's job is to know what missions requirements do they want the equipment to fulfill and frame requirements around that (Eg: I would need my FICV/FRCV/LBT to ...
by Gaur
18 Sep 2017 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2146
Views: 316655

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

^^
Thanks for the video. It was truly ahead of its time. Had the ability to do Pugachev's Cobra much before the term was even coined!

by Gaur
15 Sep 2017 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397298

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Chola Ji I didn't mean to start the service vs psu debate! Some portion of the problem lies with all stakeholders and all this has been debated multiple times to death. Won't dare to touch this topic with a bargepole! :mrgreen: Just meant that a user with some design experience (Like Navy) would be ...
by Gaur
15 Sep 2017 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397298

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

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Impressive! Encouraging such R&D projects in IAF & IA would, at the very least, go a long way in minimizing mental disconnect between Armed Forces and DRDO,HAL etc. IMVHO, half the problems in most indigenous programs is because of this disconnect.
by Gaur
13 Sep 2017 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 117
Views: 24846

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

^^
Thanks! Those designs were a joy to go through!
by Gaur
13 Sep 2017 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3708
Views: 475225

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Got to love the creativity here! :lol: Terrorists in Kashmir, beware! Indian Army will take you down with its 'SAMOSA' missile For months now, anti-India graffiti painted on walls has become a common sight in the Kashmir Valley. From abusing the Indian government, to mocking the Indian Armed Forces,...
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1007028

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Rohit Vats has written an amazingly informative article on India's ATGMs in this blog. Its a shame he left BRF. http://vatsrohit.blogspot.com/2017/08/indian-army-and-anti-tank-guided.html There is no bigger well-wisher of BRF than Rohit. He will return when BRF needs him. Really hope he does. His k...
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2655
Views: 272115

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

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True. Russia is a big country. For instance, distance from Komsomolsk (where Su-57 is manufactured) is manufactured to Akhtubinsk (where it is tested) is roughly 8,500 Kms. I am sure the drop tanks would be a boon here.
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503735

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

If that is the case, better to go with Airbus. Alteast we'll have commonality in the planes with Phalcon and DRDO AWACS on Airbus platform. Integration & Re-certification of new platform with Phalcon - Israel asks for $$$ plus time. Will need to work out in which option we loose less time and m...
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 255495

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

The equipment which article mentions are M4, Tavor, Galil Sniper Rifle, C90 grenades. The fact that PARA SF uses them is open source and widely known information. So what's the fuss?
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1007028

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

a query...about NAG ... Does the seeker accquire target at launch or mid course? does the target have to be in LOS? how does cueing happen? NAG works in LOBL (lock on before launch) mode. So the target is acquired, missile fired and then the carrier vehicle NAMICA can move away to increase its surv...
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 349812

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter with security forces in Kulgam http://www.firstpost.com/india/jammu-and-kashmir-two-hizbul-militants-killed-in-encounter-with-security-forces-in-kulgam-4030267.html Two Hizbul militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of J...
by Gaur
11 Sep 2017 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3636
Views: 273328

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

India, U.S. in talks for C-17 deal http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-us-in-talks-for-c-17-deal/article19656203.ece On June 26, the State Department notified Congress of a possible sale, approving it under the Foreign Military Sales programme. “The validity of the Letter of Acceptance for ...
by Gaur
09 Sep 2017 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4033
Views: 649465

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

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Should be. It is listed at amazon.com (US) as "temporarily out of stock". I guess one should be able to order post its release date of 20 Sep.
by Gaur
09 Sep 2017 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 995
Views: 157420

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

It'd have been better if the minutes of the meeting were made available, detailing who was for and against the aircraft and for what reasons ,surely ADA and DRDO must have been for the aircraft but what was navy's position, was it for or against or in between like tentative support without any futu...
by Gaur
09 Sep 2017 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3708
Views: 475225

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Govt approves Army's cadre review policy The government has approved a long-awaited cadre review policy for Junior Commissioned Officers and other rank-holders in the Army, a step which will offer higher career progression to nearly 1.45 lakh personnel of the force, a senior Army official said toda...

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