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by PratikDas
05 Sep 2018 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534944

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

If I understand correctly, the poles are where the multitude of satellites in polar orbit are most likely to collide despite systematic attempts to prevent collisions.
http://www.duncansteel.com/archives/1515
by PratikDas
30 Aug 2018 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1497
Views: 197532

Re: India's Power Sector

The University of Newcastle, Australia: Electric partnership powers energy innovation Could these organic printed solar cells help solve Australia's energy crisis one day? A new renewable energy market is fast becoming a reality thanks to this creation from UON physicist Professor Paul Dastoor, wit...
by PratikDas
22 Aug 2018 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nope, you got it right. Thanks for the correction. Wasn't the original range 5km and 8km respectively? No https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/army-opts-for-nag-missile-as-it-enters-final-trials-110030800067_1.html https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/DRDO-a-glimpse-ebook.pdf ht...
by PratikDas
21 Aug 2018 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

zero sum game now! the triad realization point - mark the dates. But the K4 only has range of 3500 km. cant reach all of China. The warhead is also in question. It is not tested. This is Wikipedia's reference for the K-4 warhead: http://rusnavy.com/news/othernavies/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=11204&pr...
by PratikDas
16 Aug 2018 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123713

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Kakarat wrote:Image

Not enough has been said about how amazing this picture is. Deb Rana is a bit of a genius.
by PratikDas
16 Aug 2018 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123713

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Kartik wrote:Here's another beautiful image of the Naval LCA NP2

Image

The same picture with color balance
by PratikDas
08 Jul 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229549

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

jaysimha wrote:BRF is like chocolate..... majority sweet but some nuts here and there...

:rotfl:
Very true
by PratikDas
06 Jul 2018 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534944

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Second image does not look like crew module but CARE experiment as there are no grid fins etc The actual crew capsule has heatshields and can survive re-entry while the crew-escape module does not. The crew capsule sits within the crew-escape module. What we've just seen is not only the successful ...
by PratikDas
21 Jun 2018 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3261
Views: 295978

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

@IndianDefenceRA on twitter: Click link above for a low-res picture of the 1.6 MJ capacitor bank Rail gun Update__ Eight firings were conducted, max muzzle velocity 1500 m/sec achieved for a mass of 8 gm. Currently 1. 6 MJ capacitor bank is set up by four 400 KJ modules. (target is to fire a 1 kg p...
by PratikDas
01 Jun 2018 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1002227237876305921

SFDR

Image Image
by PratikDas
30 Apr 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2340
Views: 465601

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

People say that LCA is light and small. But the pictures posted if not photoshopped, clearly shows the scale of the Tejas when compared to MKI. Boy it's not small. Would love to see size comparison of an overhead shot with the Tejas and MKI parked side by side. This is the best comparison I've seen...
by PratikDas
29 Apr 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2340
Views: 465601

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

As Tejas inches towards final clearance, DRDO chairman explains why the fighter jet programme was delayed https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/as-tejas-inches-towards-final-clearance-drdo-chairman-explains-why-the-fighter-jet-programme-was-delayed-1222844-2018-04-29 <snip/> Anyway it looks more li...
by PratikDas
28 Apr 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2340
Views: 465601

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Just a lovely shot https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2018/04/web4-2018-3-indian-defexpo-opening-flypast.jpg https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31432595_1737866442974463_3059292538378217490_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2c6c382bf3fa1bc788ee51500df5c64b&oe=5B634891 Image s...
by PratikDas
26 Apr 2018 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 263084

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

TKiran wrote:Saying that India doesn't endorse CPEC by going all the way to China, and not asking China to STOP CPEC, is called masochism, atleast that is how the world reads India's behaviour.

Just curious - who made you ambassador to the world?
by PratikDas
05 Apr 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How can we expect an S400 to protect against Cheen that is itself a user of the system? This would be like trying to buy F16s back in 89. The S-400 is a surface to air missile system with these types of targets according to Wikipedia : ⋅ Strategic bombers such as the B-1, B-2,FB-111 and B...
by PratikDas
01 Apr 2018 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534944

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I wonder if the satellite was using indigenous lithium ion batteries - perhaps similar to that used successfully for the launcher. “GSLV F-08 used electro-mechanical actuators in its second stage for the first time. And these were driven by indigenously developed lithium-ion batteries.” https://twit...
by PratikDas
26 Mar 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

After flare + vignette https://i.imgur.com/WGQzmcF.png Pratik, With your permission, I'd like to use this as my social media profile picture Furthermore, i suggest that we start a social media campaign to cement this achievement of Tejas in the broader Indian psyche so that going forward, even the ...
by PratikDas
22 Mar 2018 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534944

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

JayS wrote:^^ Quite an innovative concept. Does the original invention of the kind of lens belong to some Indian person/org..?

It’s an application of a Fresnel mirror (the one on the left)
by PratikDas
20 Mar 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Pratik, can we add some "Radiance" to one of the pictures above..? Tejas sprading its tej..light rays emiting from the Tejas silhouette/Shape all around. Something like this: https://goo.gl/images/aAoQxh There are many such images available on internet which can be added as a layer I supp...
by PratikDas
20 Mar 2018 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Pratik, can we add some "Radiance" to one of the pictures above..? Tejas sprading its tej..light rays emiting from the Tejas silhouette/Shape all around. Something like this: https://goo.gl/images/aAoQxh There are many such images available on internet which can be added as a layer I supp...
by PratikDas
20 Mar 2018 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Also Saar, please may I request a change (in the ASQR) again? :oops: Sorry and do not shoot me! :) Can you kindly remove the Ashoka Chakra - from the top two images - in your first post? I just want to see how it will look. This is the least I can do. Click for hi-res https://i.imgur.com/mYpQU4y.pn...
by PratikDas
20 Mar 2018 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Pratik, Set it up so they get to donate a $1/shirt to IAF family welfare fund. Pratik, Set it up so they get to donate a $1/shirt to IAF family welfare fund. Pratik, I strongly endorse this. Please see if we can do this. In the interest of transparency, please see how payments are handled by thread...
by PratikDas
19 Mar 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Gagan needs to come in here - but wasn't there a vaguely similar thread with a similar purpose earlier? Or was it cartoons by BRFites? Gagan ji absolutely should come here. In fact, his work goes well beyond fan art and I'd say his graphic breakdown of Tejas components by manufacturer has become a ...
by PratikDas
19 Mar 2018 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

yensoy wrote:Fantastic artwork Pratik. Who is going to get these printed, and how can I get one?

Thank you, yensoy ji. My response is here: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2259685#p2259685
by PratikDas
19 Mar 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Indian Military Fan Art

Tejas - Air Force Fighter Click for hi-res https://i.imgur.com/xlrachy.png https://i.imgur.com/uKCnZV5.png https://i.imgur.com/AKvWRms.png https://i.imgur.com/i82LRTl.png https://i.imgur.com/uSJ7wra.png https://i.imgur.com/JRwcOug.png If you'd like prints, I strongly recommend downloading the hi-re...
by PratikDas
19 Mar 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Fan Art
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Indian Military Fan Art

If it pleases the Mods, this thread might be a good place to showcase fan art for Indian military hardware and let folks let loose their creativity.
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Folks enough of this Tee discussions, can we please stop Of course. Do remember though that not only the folks on this forum but the folks who actually built the Tejas would’ve waited for this sign of acceptance and dedication to their cause since the first flight in 2001. If you had a child then, ...
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

:) Pratik, can I make a revised Air Staff Qualitative Requirement tsarkar ji, BRF experience has taught me that ASQRs must be complied with. Click for hi-res https://i.imgur.com/xlrachy.png https://i.imgur.com/uKCnZV5.png I hope you like it! I will now take a break before SHQ initiates court martial...
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Rakesh wrote:
PratikDas wrote:Updated my previous post above. I'm glad you like it!

You the man!!! That is beautiful! Copyright it and churn them out!

Enjoy: https://tejas.threadless.com/designs/tejas-324
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Rakesh wrote:That is beautiful Pratik!!!! Put that on a t-shirt and I will buy one. You have got a winner on your hands. Please do not forget to put 324 Tejas below though. That term is important. Just like how you have it in the first picture.

Updated my previous post above. I'm glad you like it!
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Pratik, excellent job! I like both, but the first one looks gorgeous! Can it be without the black triangle and just the aircraft itself? So the Tejas in black and each individual bird in white? Thank you, Rakesh ji. Is this what you were looking for? Click for hi-res https://i.imgur.com/AKvWRms.png...
by PratikDas
18 Mar 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

PratikDas wrote:
yensoy wrote:Can the 324 Tejas swarm be shaped like a Tejas?

This was an internal requirement which didn’t meet delivery deadlines. It will indeed be the Mk1A.

Click for hi-res
Image Image
by PratikDas
15 Mar 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

yensoy wrote:Can the 324 Tejas swarm be shaped like a Tejas?

This was an internal requirement which didn’t meet delivery deadlines. It will indeed be the Mk1A.
by PratikDas
09 Mar 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In that Helina poster above, I see the range as >7 Kms. That's very heartening. We have always heard of tests being conducted at 7Km ranges though I recall a statement of an eventual range of 20 Kms made once. How will these IR guided, fire and forget, ATGMs have a lock on at such extreme ranges? H...
by PratikDas
08 Mar 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2340
Views: 465601

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Now that the Tejas stands tall on the shoulders of giants, with only one of those giants being the Hon. Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, I'd like to share the video of LCA's first flight once more, when so many fell in love with it and the people around it at first sight, when it hadn't been named ...
by PratikDas
05 Mar 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816954

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ My chaiwalla's BIL reported the above confign. And it is my vivid recollection of having seen it in Indian press reporting upon first successful launch. I was unable to find that article in my disc archive. BTW the above is an echo chamber revibration from my old articles. I will continue to lo...
by PratikDas
04 Mar 2018 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Pratik ji, need better graphics.. that background matrix grid might not come out well on prints. The checkers are added by the viewing program to depict a transparency. The transparency blends well on forums like this which have a color scheme and then the image renders without checkers. In any cas...
by PratikDas
04 Mar 2018 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Rakesh wrote:Pratik Saar, they will be deployed everywhere the F-16 and F-18 were supposed to be :mrgreen:

Given the latest news, I can now celebrate this :D
by PratikDas
04 Mar 2018 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138143

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Manish_P wrote:
PratikDas wrote:Let it be so.


Nice graphic this!

Thanks. Here's a larger version if you like.

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