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by arunsrinivasan
19 Nov 2017 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512148

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rope in IITs and other educational institutions if you need to. We don't have a lack of brainpower in India. Rakesh this topic has come up before and I have to point out, with due respect to our IITs that they are simply (currently) not doing the sort of advanced post-graduate work that graduates g...
by arunsrinivasan
16 Aug 2017 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512148

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

@Indranil & others with Chaiwallah sources, can you please corroborate Ajai Shukla's article. He indicates that LCA Mk2 will also come soon, this seems to contradict some of the Chaiwallah info we heard so far.

Thanks
by arunsrinivasan
21 Mar 2017 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37406

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

^^ Is it safe to share the names / pics of the people who lead / take part in covert ops?
by arunsrinivasan
11 Mar 2017 22:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 578789

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Does it mean that we can increase the range of Brahmos missiles in our inventory with a software change?
by arunsrinivasan
10 Feb 2017 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2774
Views: 400060

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

GOI could tweak customs duty to promote domestic manufacture. Given the size of the Indian market, they will be forced to setup some manufacturing. Unless this runs foul of WTO. My 2 cents, am no expert but take it FWIW.
by arunsrinivasan
12 Jan 2017 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 578789

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

I wish India would talk less & do more. We kept hearing about how India was going to export Brahmos to Vietnam, nothing has come of it. I suspect China put pressure on Russia to ensure that we cant export to Vietnam. Now we say we will export Akash to Vietnam, why cant we announce it after it ha...
by arunsrinivasan
05 Nov 2016 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144440

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Any updates on Naval MK2?
by arunsrinivasan
02 Nov 2016 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688199

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Isnt LCA Mk2 happening as the Navy is interested in it? Are there any official / chaiwallah updates on its status? Also, give the recent feedback from the Walk the Talk interviews by Shekhar Gupta, where they seem to indicate better performance from LCA Mk1 itself, does that mean that even the Navy ...
by arunsrinivasan
17 Oct 2016 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3298
Views: 605371

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

FWIW, I visited Sriharikota last month, & the sense I got from the people who were guiding us (Both involved in integrating launch vehicles) was that GSLV launch was unlikely in 2016, most likely Q1 of 2017.
by arunsrinivasan
18 Aug 2016 15:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236304

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

RahulM, Many thanks for this.

You had also promised updates on "radome, missile racks and radar" is that in the next installment?
by arunsrinivasan
16 Aug 2016 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186351

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Gripen, F-16, compete in MMRCA re-run Click on the link for graphics & table comparing F-16 & Gripen. Since April 2011, when the Indian Air Force (IAF) shortlisted the Eurofighter and Rafale for purchase, Swedish company Saab has believed its JAS-39 Gripen fighter was unfairly eliminated fr...
by arunsrinivasan
18 Jun 2016 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236304

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

If SAAB wants to do a JV with HAL for LCA, AMCA etc. I think the Govt of India should take a Strategic stake in SAAB so it effectively becomes a Swedish-India company. By taking a strategic minority (or majority)stake in SAAB, we can get access to technology & know-how while also making it win-w...
by arunsrinivasan
08 Jun 2016 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 578789

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Does becoming an MTCR signatory mean that Brahmos range can go beyond 300km?
by arunsrinivasan
18 Apr 2016 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186351

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

It does look overpriced even at this price. Even if the price is closer to what the MoD wants, am sure Dassault will take us to the cleaners during mid-life upgrades. Lets hope the powers that be know what they are doing
by arunsrinivasan
17 Mar 2016 18:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186351

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

By ignoring cost in the initial selection, we shot ourselves in the foot. I think it is high time we kill Rafale & look for a Plan B
by arunsrinivasan
22 Feb 2016 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236304

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Air force, DRDO, pleased with Tejas performance at Bahrain Please click on the link to see video of Tejas at Bahrain. Sorry I was not able to embed the video, not sure if this was already posted. Air force, DRDO, pleased with Tejas performance at Bahrain Business Standard brings you the first offic...
by arunsrinivasan
24 Feb 2015 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Aero India 2015 Bangalore Meetup
Replies: 42
Views: 1538

Re: BRF Aero India 2015 Bangalore Meetup

Too bad I missed this event, I remember attending the 2011 meet at Shiv Sir's house. Hopefully next time.
by arunsrinivasan
07 Feb 2015 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 106101

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Great News.

Noob pooch, what are differences between NP1 & NP2?
by arunsrinivasan
27 Dec 2014 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 896
Views: 35159

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods,
my unread posts pointer position seems to be always stuck & doesnt get updated even after I read the posts. I find that only in the Military forum, & not in the Gen Disc forum. This has been the case for the last week or so.
by arunsrinivasan
29 May 2014 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 304048

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

AnantS wrote:Guys is Ashley J Tellis, an Indian origin American?


Yes he is an American of Indian origin. If I remember correctly he (his family) is from Mumbai.
by arunsrinivasan
14 Dec 2012 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 650970

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Not an expert, but aerostat would be better from a fuel cost perspective. I would imagine fuel consumption of a hovering helicopter would make it too costly.
by arunsrinivasan
27 Apr 2012 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 62601

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Brutal to say the least .... wonder what Ajai Shukla will say to this. The Jet That Ate the Pentagon The F-35 is a boondoggle. It's time to throw it in the trash bin. BY WINSLOW WHEELER | APRIL 26, 2012 The United States is making a gigantic investment in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, billed by its...
by arunsrinivasan
26 Apr 2012 10:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 542782

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

If I remember correctly, there was 1 Russian Cryo engine left.
by arunsrinivasan
17 Apr 2012 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 408258

Re: Internal Security Watch

Actually< I like what the GOI is doing, Khan has been meddling and pushing certain fundoo agendas and playing hero all this while, like NM visa row etc etc. Many Indian Minorities had this very good opinion of Khan being very fair and India being ebil society. Such stories shatter these myths, I lo...
by arunsrinivasan
16 Apr 2012 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2944
Views: 153019

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Politically, I dont think MMS / UPA can make any concession to TSP & get away with it. I think they are too weak at the moment. The opposition & the media hype can stop any concession ... at least I hope so ;)
by arunsrinivasan
08 Apr 2012 07:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 630618

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Mostly old news, with some updates on current status Why Indian intelligence doesn’t work too well in Pakistan Ask an Indian intelligence official about the challenge involved in tracking Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives inside Pakistan and they all give the same answer . Most officers who have served in ...
by arunsrinivasan
05 Apr 2012 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1597
Views: 36028

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

@Lalmohan, please ignore the "procedural lapse" if you disagree, I just used the term with the qualifier "most likely" to make a bigger point about the article i.e. it focused more on the UPA/Babu reaction to the troop movement. IMHO, I dont think I.E. hinted or was suggesting th...
by arunsrinivasan
05 Apr 2012 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1597
Views: 36028

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

FWIW, that IE article, does not focus on a "coup", it focuses more on the UPA/babu reaction to that troop movement. IMHO it raises the question, why did UPA/Babus react that way, over a what was most likely a procedural lapse in the Army. It reflects very badly on the state of affairs in M...
by arunsrinivasan
01 Apr 2012 18:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 143086

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Christopher Sidor wrote:We know that 3 follow on SSBN are planned. And most probably the second and third, i.e. S-2 and S-3, SSBN will carry the 1500 km SLBM.

This has been clarified many times in the past - S-2 is Arihant. & there are 2 more planned S-3 & S-4. S-1 was the test hull.
by arunsrinivasan
27 Mar 2012 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Revamping our Ministry of Defence
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Revamping our Ministry of defence

I guess this is potentially a relevant topic. Maybe that is why there are not too many IB4TL posts. Mods / guru's any thoughts on this thread.
by arunsrinivasan
22 Mar 2012 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 62601

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

:twisted: Pentagon: Trillion-Dollar Jet on Brink of Budgetary Disaster The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the supposed backbone of the Pentagon’s future air arsenal, could need additional years of work and billions of dollars in unplanned fixes, the Air Force and the Government Accountability Office rev...
by arunsrinivasan
24 Feb 2012 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 304048

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Very good take down of Khan/Nicholas Burn's hypocrisy by an American - Read in full. :D Is India Being Irresponsible? The money quote And look, Burns is making a very solid point. If India wants a good relationship with the United States, they shouldn't do business with America's enemies. After all,...
by arunsrinivasan
22 Feb 2012 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 245129

Re: Telangana Monitor

it is depressing saar! I've read that article before. can't get myself to comment on it. but it is definitely good that a mainstream newspaper is carrying this kind of stuff. definitely better than the english media. but still depressing and disheartening. :( Yes it is depressing, but I am glad tha...
by arunsrinivasan
22 Feb 2012 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 245129

Re: Telangana Monitor

No comments on the Andhra Jyothy article? I would think this is quite significant to actually have a mainstream newspaper talk about coerced/forced conversions so openly?
by arunsrinivasan
20 Feb 2012 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 55853

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Read in full :) Jonathan Kay: The Pakistan problem isn’t just the government. It’s the people Jonathan Kay Feb 18, 2012 – 1:32 PM ET | Last Updated: Feb 18, 2012 6:15 PM ET Since the Taliban resurgence began gaining force in 2005, a common refrain in the West has been that Pakistan must “do more” to...
by arunsrinivasan
20 Feb 2012 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 245129

Re: Telangana Monitor

Didn't find an Andhra specific thread so posting here. Andhra Jyothy seems to have carried a series of articles on Religious Conversions by EJ's http://centreright.in/2011/12/andhra-jyothy-proselytizing-unlimited/#.T0HNKvXOpZg I don't follow Telugu so wanted to ask fellow members here. How big was t...
by arunsrinivasan
17 Feb 2012 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 132333

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

The IDRW article seems to indicate that while India wants to use Israeli systems, France / Dassault will not allow it. Unless we have more hard information that India will get its way on this, expecting an MKI'sation of Rafale seems unrealistic. We also have M2K upgrade deal, where we ended up with ...
by arunsrinivasan
09 Feb 2012 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 132333

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

IMHO, we should be happy that the EF consortium is trying so hard, it will keep Dassault on its toes. Lets not forget Dassualt is quite talented at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. If anything we should use EF to wring out more concessions on the ToT esp right to upgrade independent of Das...

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