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by abhik
03 Nov 2019 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124412

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^^
Does this deal include local assembly (screwdriver-giri) or is it all imports (with 30% offsets)?
by abhik
29 Oct 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50006

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^ +1, are people just pulling numbers out of their mush? @brar_w, is there an estimate from GE on how much it will cost to productionalize the EPE engine? Honestly, I don't see any other options, Indo-French engine is just a pipedream, EPE is the easiest way to get there. We can come to an agreeme...
by abhik
28 Oct 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3485
Views: 357085

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Gyan wrote:When will we end our honey moon with duplicitous Chinese?

Kakkaji wrote:When we become powerful enough, to the point where the Chinese worry more about a conflict on the border than we do.

UlanBatori wrote:When Indian products beat Chinese on both quality and price.

Let me try - When we grow a pair?
by abhik
26 Oct 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107441

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Did not see this posted yet: Naval LCA prepares for its Final Showdown

by abhik
25 Oct 2019 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^ The big difference, is during last 6 years we are buying more Indian products - which are much cheaper; - sometimes at least 1/4 the cost of highly commissioned (cough cough ... you know what I mean) imported products. I really doubt that, are there any official numbers to support that? happy to ...
by abhik
16 Oct 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797865

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

... Cheen can live losing Tibet. It can't live losing Shanghai or any part of the coast line. Those 1100 4th gen are stuck geo-politically a continent away from India. And they are facing hundreds of superior 4th gen fighters in the F-15s, F-16s and F-18s of the US and its allies. Never mind the im...
by abhik
16 Oct 2019 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96970

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Rony wrote:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EG7zk5NXYAIiEj_.jpg

Also boycott that shitty turkish airlines and don’t spend your vacation in turkey mediterranean pakistan

IIRC indigo has a code share with Turkish airlines (I guess road to Islamic State was quite profitable).
by abhik
16 Oct 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11985
Views: 929125

Re: Levant crisis - III

How does US supply its troops in Syria, Is it through Turkey (aka Afghanistan via Paki 2.0), or is it through iraq ( not much better i guess)?
by abhik
13 Oct 2019 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407800

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ESPN's China map. Includes Taiwan, Nine Dash Line, Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin none of which the US govt recognizes as PRCs. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGecXoqU8AE-I4z.jpg:large ... Wow did they seriously put the nine-dash line along with the map. Is this the new CCP approved map or preemptiv...
by abhik
09 Oct 2019 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547532

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

What did we expect would happen after we down hill ski-ed from doklam? I am not sure how what we did qualifies as down-hill skiing at all. If anything our approach to China in Doklam was the opposite. And we also worked throughout these years to shore up our rapport with Bhutan. It could be that we...
by abhik
08 Oct 2019 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547532

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

Dumal wrote:https://twitter.com/suhasinih/status/1181169636034805762?s=20

^Signs of Bhutan giving in to China on the boundary issues. Hope this is not due to our preoccupations elsewhere! Anyone seen details?

What did we expect would happen after we down hill ski-ed from doklam?
by abhik
08 Oct 2019 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96970

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Good move by Trump, hopefully erdo is not able to resist attacking the kurds. Turks getting kicked out of NATO and access to western technology would be a good outcome.
by abhik
08 Oct 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3485
Views: 357085

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^
It's all time pass discussion onlee, to be taken with as much seriousness as any buzzfeed taap 10 list. I will bet 15 years down the line people here will be debating if NaMo is greater leader or Amit bhai ;)
by abhik
07 Oct 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ramana saar asked the pertinent question some time back - How many of the emergency purchases are being are from domestic suppliers rather than outright importgiri? IMO the MoD should start publishing what % of capex was spent designed & made in India/screwdrivier-giri/imports - and set the year...
by abhik
29 Sep 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

With great power conflict back in play the air to air missile space is now a focus for all the major players, I have tried to compile the list of technologies that we will see (if not already) implemented in the next gen of AAMs, gurus may add update as required. Propulsion 1. Dual Pulse motor-> alr...
by abhik
29 Sep 2019 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 38738

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Where are the fotos/videos? Hooti Cable Newz is even faster than CNN, Aaj Tak, UBCN etc in sharing footage no?
I suspect they may have surrounded a bunch of Saudis formations, but have not "captured" them yet - might still turn out to be a KLPD eventually.
by abhik
29 Sep 2019 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 844
Views: 127983

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

IMO the best course of action would be to get the US to leave on its own, through some sort of talks while Trump is still president (he did want to remove them but the deep state nixed it). Turkey is going to be another matter altogether.
by abhik
29 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50006

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Probably some sort of antenna, F-35 has a very distinct lighter colored hexagon that is reportedly a GPS antenna.
by abhik
29 Sep 2019 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The 110 to 160 km increase in range is due to dual pulse motor or is it the Ramjet version?
by abhik
26 Sep 2019 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394304

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

What are the chances of Corbin getting elected, TBH I'm hoping for it, will be fun to watch.
by abhik
26 Sep 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795396

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

Here we go again.
IAF to begin fresh hunt for mid-air refuelling aircraft
https://hindustantimes.com/india-news/i ... TAk6O.html
by abhik
25 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454524

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Times now is reporting (based on paki reports) the PAF fighter pilots are getting access to Rafael through Qatar. I know the French denied it the last time - but are there really any guaranties that they will not get access? Qatar is getting close to 100 new jets, who else is going to pilot them. Al...
by abhik
24 Sep 2019 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454524

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

MKI has already been integrated with buddy refueling system, so the center hardpoint must be "wet"? Unless it is only one way.
by abhik
24 Sep 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454524

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^
All this has been debunked many times before already no? Admiral saar, (gratuitous advise from me), seems like you are soo in love with Katrina that you only see warts every other girl and won't accept anything wrong in with your girl :P
by abhik
21 Sep 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, APU-173 is rail launcher (evident from the videos) while APU-173 AKU-170E "drops" the missile right?

Edited.
by abhik
21 Sep 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454524

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

That 1.3 billion euro we are paying for Rafael enhancements must be close to half of what we have spent on LCA development?
by abhik
19 Sep 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107441

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^^
The Mk-2 model has a "tail" - haven't noticed that before - any idea what it is for?
by abhik
19 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ I'd be very surprised if any defense sale materializes to Middle Eastern countries. They're a stronghold of US, UK, France and they don't really make decisions based on cost. I hope we churn Astras out like sausages for IAF's needs. IIRC OFB won a large contract to supply 155mm rounds to UAE, so ...
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795396

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173613815705026562 ---> On IAF’s post-Balakot feelers on possible Meteor missile integration on Mirage 2000, @byMBDA has responded saying MICA NG a lower cost/risk, better fit solution than Meteor on the Mirage platform. Per below press release MICA NG will be p...
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795396

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

While on the subject any updates on PG-HSLD, anywhere close to being ordered? It's been some time since it was last in news.
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521637

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There was no deliberate miss. If you read the Denel description the SOW needs guidance from the launching plane and if that breaks off it goes awry. Abhinandan scramble made the guidance plane break off. BTW the H-2/H-4/RAAD is updated Nazi Hs 293 and nothing more. Not sure. Looked like a deliberat...
by abhik
13 Sep 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585474

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A Gulfstream G550 would have been the perfect platform IMO, a ~95% solution at probably half the cost rather than the huge A330 which we are not able to afford - we need the numbers.
by abhik
13 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 570917

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^
After the road is built, I bet our "perception" of the border also changes. No wonder Chinese salami slicing can continued over the past decades.
by abhik
11 Sep 2019 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 36458

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

^^^
Maybe HAL should offer the Il-112 or An-132 as a competition to C-295.
by abhik
09 Sep 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521637

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

@Kashi and @Aditya_V saars, if the strike at other 2 locations did in fact happen, it will come out in chaiwalla, semi-official grapevine, books etc and heck maybe even a movie. Till then I'll at least discount such claims.
by abhik
09 Sep 2019 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521637

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It's all psyops, no need to take babaji very seriously onlee. And AFAIK no official sources have mentioned the two other strike locations - so let's not turn rumour to truth?
by abhik
08 Sep 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521637

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

BTW (sorry if I missed if it was discussed previously), did we fire any BVR at the Paki fighters and if not why - if we managed to shoot WVR AAm then why not BVRs?
by abhik
08 Sep 2019 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4345
Views: 729985

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the Kamov Ka-226T have auto blade folding (which was the major complaint with ALH)? Do all the others have it?
by abhik
07 Sep 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any idea if the new Akash order will use the variant of the missile with active seeker?

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