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by nrshah
05 Oct 2020 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018755

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wow, it is raining missiles... CLGM twice, Shaurya and now this. Wish the speed keep up for next few months and this stand off at LAC while not good but inevitable continues for some time... Think of the possibilities it offer. A helicopter gets a fix and passively tracks the submarine while relayin...
by nrshah
14 Jan 2020 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82188

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

^^ Maybe at Defexpo, additional details on design specifications may emerge. Hi all I will be in some probabilty attending defexpo for 2 or 3 days. While I cannot bring the in depth knowledge like Kartik, Indranil, Jay s etc on the table, I would be happy to get as much information as possible and ...
by nrshah
24 Dec 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018755

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A question on inclined vs VLS. QRSAM needs to make short halts to launch. I am assuming its because of stabilization required because the wheels cannot take the thrust of the missile. Does VLS offer an advantage here? Because VLS canisters pressure launch the missile out of the tube, wouldn't it im...
by nrshah
22 Sep 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335509

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Since this is a science mission all information should be made public even failure analysis report. There is nothing called space race ... any triumph is human triumph. I hope ISRO will not dissappoint us. In fact the detailed failure analysis report should be included in the curriculum of undergra...
by nrshah
27 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018755

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

gaurav.p wrote:ASAT the need of the hour? why even announce it?


It itself is huge deterrent...
Kudos to all... Godspeed DRDO.... Looks like golden time of defense Industry has just started...
by nrshah
26 Feb 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 200113

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Jay Hindi Very happy, Always saw US or Israel taking such action. Felt depressed that India did not do this. Today we have further increased the nuclear threshold What is significant is even in Kargil, India did not crossed LOC. This had along term ramifications. Godspeed to IAF. I am sure all three...
by nrshah
26 Feb 2019 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 320699

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Indian Air force strikes Pakistan based terror groups
12 Mirage aircraft were used
Thousand kg bombs dropped
New Source republic

Time to celebrate Jay hind
by nrshah
21 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334592

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

Wow, so instead of gun boat diplomacy, USA has resorted to caatsa diplomacy..

This threatening before we bought them, god forbid if we buy them, what will happen

So much for strategic convergence and natural partnership as was bet upon here.. some moons ago
by nrshah
11 Oct 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 622
Views: 87358

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

'India will soon find out': Trump on US sanctions for S-400 deal with Russia https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india-will-soon-find-out-trump-on-us-sanctions-for-s-400-deal-with-russia/amp_articleshow/66157531.cms So much for strategic convergence and all the argument with better relationship with USA
by nrshah
24 Sep 2018 23:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015503

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

If Kaveri cannot be certified for single use, India should design all the planes with two engines...
You have to use what you have,not import...
by nrshah
22 Sep 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140210

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So much for the much vaunted JETJWG.... 2+2 should finally yield 4 https://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/letterfromwashington/22-should-finally-yield-4/ At its last meeting in July, DTTI’s jet engine working group was shut down for lack of progress . They chose to call it a “strategic pause”. ...
by nrshah
16 Aug 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 7690

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

A great loss of nation. A son chosen by mother India, who worked for her through out his life... Many will come, many will go..Atalji will remain in the foundation of this nation for decades to come... A true visionary, one who set the ball rolling for India, main director of smiling Buddha, started...
by nrshah
12 Aug 2018 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689553

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

I don't think any explanation by GOI will make RG understand. Not because he can't but he don't want. He is just seeing it from perspective of personal gain in elections, national interest be dammed. The only way is Modi n Shah launch a counter offensive agressively. Bring out old Bofors, involve Sr...
by nrshah
25 Jul 2018 10:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 206614

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

So what could happen? 1. the aircraft lands with the hook and doesnt catch the arrestor wires, i presume this will be tested on the SBTF? in such a case it will take the ramp again 2. the aircraft hits the hook but the hook breaks after decelerating the aircraft - this is worrisome, what will the p...
by nrshah
15 Jul 2018 18:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282022

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I don't understand why they keep saying out deterrence and interest of 6K kms only. This is just short to medium term. Once we cross 5 TN USD of economic size, I am sure we will build new adversaries in West including Euro and USA. We need to prepare out self for them as well. Will we start developi...
by nrshah
25 Apr 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 383136

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Sure there are pretty things out there, but if we ain't buying, this thread should be toast! No more salivating over thangs that ain't coming.. :) Focus on the real Cats - LCA and AMCA! Rest of them leave Philip sir to acquire! We are not getting JsF as.well, why that thread was discussed?? And wha...
by nrshah
17 Apr 2018 23:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 524542

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

This is what I find curious.The IAF insist on super-cruise for the FGFA and only a " new engine" will do, but are quite happy - if the data given is right, to accept a non-super C engine for the AMCA which is not exactly the latest from the West. When this bird will enter service by aroun...
by nrshah
15 Apr 2018 13:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 847839

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The atags APU generates 95kw from reports and is capable of moving the gun at a top speed of 12 kph. Which is 5 kph more than fh77b. An improvement over every other parameter from Fh 77b. Please select a winner and place the order. The more I look at the gun traverse mechanism on the carriage. The ...
by nrshah
12 Apr 2018 17:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 524542

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Pratyush wrote:Why is the aircraft being shown with external LDP. Why not make the LDP integrated with the airframe for reducing the RCS even more.

And I don't mean in the weapons bay of the jet.


May be this is to reduce weight. Not every mission may require LDP.
Just IMHO..
by nrshah
11 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 847839

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

To me, I am least concerned if OFB prototype will work or not. May be it is prototype and will be refined or if it doesn't work,it will be trashed. We ignore good products as well - Arjun, so compared to that it is fine. I am sure Tata will take this up in that case. What is truly amazing is change ...
by nrshah
08 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258861

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

The payload requirements of the RFI posted by IAF is very interesting. Just 2 LGBs, + 2 BVR + 2 WVR + external fuel tanks is strike config. Well, LCA can easily do so. Similarly A2A missions is 4 BVR + 2 WVR + external tanks. Again well within reach. LCA should just develop some multiracks. First, ...
by nrshah
21 Mar 2018 13:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 344382

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

We have historical " baggage" from Sov. era days.V.difficult to get out of the trench You are right Philip, it is a baggage...and India will have to ensure that however hard it be, we will not leave any baggage for our next generation. They will not have out of world design tanks that bre...
by nrshah
20 Mar 2018 17:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 344382

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Phillip Why not make JV with Russia form our strategic protection as well. let only Russian army protect us. For sake of good why do always feel we are incapable?? Designs issue outside our capabilities, wtf... And what great.design is T90 and Armata... THE SO CALLED SUPERIOR TANK COULD NOT EVEN COM...
by nrshah
03 Mar 2018 20:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258861

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

Why should Russian 5 Gen aircraft be equivalent to American 5 gen Aircraft?? Both have different philosophy of fighting war and their mic is based.to cater their own philosophy... Good point . And the IAF has it's own .. we need to see if the LCA Mark 2 has a role in it's doctrine .if the chief sai...
by nrshah
03 Mar 2018 12:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258861

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

India is learning that there is no short cuts to building and operating a 5th gen fighter ., even Russias 5th gen is not a true american style 5th gen fighter so why be coy about it ? Why should Russian 5 Gen aircraft be equivalent to American 5 gen Aircraft?? Both have different philosophy of figh...
by nrshah
21 Feb 2018 13:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 524542

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Austin In 2000 not even Tejas flew. Post Shakti 2, India was still under sanctions Economy was just coming out from bankruptcy like situation of 1993. We were thrown out of LM while trying to develop the flight control laws. Remember the letter from LM that LCA will fall from air to George Fernandez...
by nrshah
19 Feb 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 383136

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Phillip Are you saying all planes that can't carry bmos are useless? As a corollary, is F22 worst than MKI as it don't carry Bmos? Do you know when FGFA will be able to carry BMos if at all it can? And where u not telling Bmos -M is being developed for smaller birds. Can't this be carried on AMCA Be...
by nrshah
25 Dec 2017 19:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1282022

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Where DRDO can 't reinvent the wheel at speed, we will have no alternatives but to embark upon JVs.BMos is our most shining example.We must remember that the QRSAM has arisen becos of the failure over a decade ago of Trishul, meant to be a tri-service missile.At that time had we entered into a JV w...
by nrshah
28 Nov 2017 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 675905

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Posting separately since this is a pure conjecture but to be read with what I posted above on ability of military to decide: To those asking why does the IAF not clarify against news appearing about stupid comparison of Tejas. Think of it this way - IAF cannot move an inch without MoD. News has bee...
by nrshah
20 Nov 2017 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 675905

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

deejay wrote:^ Your account is protected, meaning unless you accept the request to follow, we cannot see your tweets. Maybe, you can change the settings since you have linked here.

BTW, I have sent you a request to follow.


Sir,
Changed the settings.
Check if they are visible now
by nrshah
20 Nov 2017 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 675905

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932528788549787649 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932116827055931392 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932122875636494337 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932123742871830530 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932123742871830530 https...
by nrshah
20 Sep 2017 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1505
Views: 258841

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

rather than backfires overhauled from some boneyard with iffy uptimes, it is better to invest in 12 new build blackjack mk2 which the russians are restarting production on. maybe we will start receiving in 5 years if we sign up now. they will have new engines and all new avionics and systems. plus ...
by nrshah
07 Nov 2016 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 383136

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

But it flies! While we scornfully deride it so does the F-35 also display non-stealth with a great hot bum visible from the rear.The F-35 with its bum on heat is entering service steadily despite the drawback.The IAF wants perfect fighters from the start forgetting what we used to fly with in previ...
by nrshah
10 Apr 2016 10:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 315248

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Wow, so to break dependency on Russia, we are getting dependent on America. Why can't we learn the chinese way. Use what we have. Use in numbers for deterrence. Use in numbers for low efficient systems. Invest large scale, improvise. Induct mark 2. Improvise further, induct mark 3 in numbers and so ...
by nrshah
20 Feb 2016 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4210
Views: 413402

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

India, US talk aircraft carrier technology, but key point off the menu The bilateral strategic clinch may be getting tighter but the US is unwilling to offer help to India in nuclear propulsion technology for proposed construction of INS Vishal http://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/India-US-talk-a...
by nrshah
18 Oct 2015 19:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 623520

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

one important point made by the gent from bharat forge was what has the fdi which is allowed in other sectors brought so far that the gents from us companies are claiming will bring in more strategic and restricted sector of defense will bring. Any way very heartening to see domestic companies takin...
by nrshah
21 Sep 2015 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738796

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

^^^So yet another lifafa journalism to put indo-Russian relation in bad light
by nrshah
14 Mar 2015 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 242110

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Does any of these companies have manufactured forget design a help except HAL and perhaps partially TATA

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