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by VikB
24 Mar 2016 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Brussels airport terror attack
Replies: 200
Views: 9751

Re: European Security Environment

Bob Blackman, MP of Conservatives was in India recently and openly said that J&K is a closed chapter and that its an integral part of India and that Pak need to return its area
by VikB
24 Mar 2016 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Brussels airport terror attack
Replies: 200
Views: 9751

Re: European Security Environment

and oh btw, Brussels was the power negotiator of the world. including arms dealing. Karma is a reality
by VikB
24 Mar 2016 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Brussels airport terror attack
Replies: 200
Views: 9751

Re: European Security Environment

This is the best time for our country. Let us just sit back, sip coconut water and watch the show. All these decades and centuries when Indians were talking of the Islamic extremism, idiots were giving us sermons on secularism. Now let us see what ism they want to follow. Trump like Bush is best for...
by VikB
01 Feb 2016 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443707

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

only taxi trials
by VikB
28 Apr 2015 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443707

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

There was a Navy - 50 UAV RFI recently. Any word on that?
by VikB
23 Feb 2015 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 109945

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02DH_Y94M0E Former RAW Officer RSN Singh Exposed Arvind Kejriwal's Anti-National Activities a must watch A must watch. terrifying. bullet points from the interview 1. comparison to uprising in Ukraine and the 26 Jan 2014 dharna by Kejriwa. Shows same method used in s...
by VikB
05 Dec 2014 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385224

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

Unable to check my FB. cant look into the eyes of the martyred sons of this country. :(

Rest in peace brothers. We will not forget, we will not forgive.
by VikB
26 Nov 2014 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385224

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

FWIW only .... Lutyens Masala @LutyensMasala · Nov 16 For twenty years they couldn't catch Wooden Apostle. A hack tells me, Invincible Pigeon sees himself as Arjun. His Fish-eye? Wooden Apostle. Lutyens Masala @LutyensMasala · Nov 16 "I have old scores to settle with Wooden Apostle," Invi...
by VikB
26 Nov 2014 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385224

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

Feeling overwhelmed reading this :(
RIP Bro http://www.rediff.com/news/special/mumb ... 141126.htm
Death of a Hero: How Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was ambushed
by VikB
11 Nov 2014 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443707

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

http://thumkar.blogspot.in/2014/10/hal-drdo-to-partner-in-rustom-uav.html "The Navy has projected a requirement for a 10-t class RUAV. DRDO is developing technology for the RUAV but is yet undecided on whether to convert an existing unmanned platform (like Chetak) to a RUAV, or develop a RUAV ...
by VikB
06 Nov 2014 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I dont know if posted before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM1IsiQAllM INDIAN NAVY WESTERN FLEET (FLING -2014)

From 7.07 to 7.17 shows perhaps the first landing on Vikramaditya by Indian pilot
by VikB
06 Nov 2014 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Today all global OEMs are wooing the Indian private sector for doing the joint thing and bidding for the Indian contracts. The Russians are the only ones who dont want to deal with the private sector and only want to deal with PSUs like HAL, NAL, Ordnance factories, etc. it seems that they know that...
by VikB
05 Nov 2014 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=21397 Finmeccanica out, US’s Sikorsky joins Navy copter acquisition race "With the Modi government implementing "a partial ban" on Finmeccanica, under which ongoing contracts will continue but there will be no fresh deals, the Europ...
by VikB
04 Nov 2014 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

My bad :)
Alenia - Finameccanica lafda. all companies under that umbrella are currently banned
by VikB
04 Nov 2014 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

thats the whole point. it is far far difficult to use li-ion combine. it is that gilt edged tech that we simply dont have because it is rare even internationally. as such, it is best to go with PAFC which is doable rather than aim for the super duper tech. some key issues in li-ion that the auto ind...
by VikB
04 Nov 2014 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

At the risk of reaping the wrath of fellow Rakshaks, I am posting this. I hope the news of DRDO taking the burden of developing an AIP with Phosphric acid fuel cells (PAFC) for scorpene is not true. Because it is impractical to develop AIP for submarines (war fighting) based on PAFC. PAFC is not su...
by VikB
04 Nov 2014 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Alenia - Ukraine mess - its mentioned in the article
Embraer - does not have a ready product
by VikB
04 Nov 2014 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Ukraine Misses Deadline, Lone Bidder Remains for Indian Aircraft Competition http://www.defensenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014311030021 NEW DELHI — A blown deadline by Ukraine’s Antonov means that a joint venture between Airbus and Tata Group has emerged as the sole bidder in a $3 billion de...
by VikB
29 Aug 2014 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 724940

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Why Apache was not cancelled - deal taken way too ahead by the previous Govt. no point ruffling the feathers of US. Plus we are still paying for US's help against the Chini a few years ago at the border (I had written about it previously - chaiwallah to paanwallah sources. US probably was the first ...
by VikB
15 Aug 2014 10:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 6888

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

I use my phone as dumb phone. can I somehow download on my laptop and play?? :(
by VikB
25 Jun 2014 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

thanks Aditya. just checked wiki. my bad. wiki aunty says club missiles also
by VikB
25 Jun 2014 20:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177144

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

so does INS Kamorta has only RBU 6000 rockets? no torpedo?
by VikB
15 Jun 2014 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 105458

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Is that a Dhruv landing on the carrier?
by VikB
29 Nov 2013 12:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

thank you Karan and Chacko Any other country that fields ship based ballistic missiles? And why not (if not)? In these days of sat surveillance ship based assets are quite vulnerable to detection by those countries with such resources. And hence they are considered destabilizing as they would invit...
by VikB
28 Nov 2013 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292798

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

this guy has lot of pics on his profile including that of Major Uniikrishnan https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003824314973
by VikB
27 Nov 2013 16:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

thank you Karan and Chacko

Any other country that fields ship based ballistic missiles? And why not (if not)?
by VikB
26 Nov 2013 20:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

what is the logic of Dhanush? a nuclear capable ballistic missile with 250 km range? the article also says that the missile was tested by SFC .that means it has to be used for nuclear strike only. what is the target? CBG? but 250 is too less. the article also says that the missile has already been ...
by VikB
24 Nov 2013 12:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Dhanush was INs claim to being part of the SFC and a TD/training platform for them to get used to Sea launched ballistic missiles. Plus allowed DRDO to build competence likewise. is that all? so then are there plans to put longer range ballistic missiles on ship? are there any in the world? Arihant...
by VikB
24 Nov 2013 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 722476

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

BTW does anyone know why did the MARCO prahar which kept the terrorists engaged on the first night of the 26/11 attacks in the Taj, was not kept in lead with the NSG next day onwards during OP CYCLONE. Is is some turf or protocol issue......? the QRT from the nearby naval base was the first to resp...
by VikB
23 Nov 2013 23:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

what is the logic of Dhanush? a nuclear capable ballistic missile with 250 km range? the article also says that the missile was tested by SFC .that means it has to be used for nuclear strike only. what is the target? CBG? but 250 is too less. the article also says that the missile has already been i...
by VikB
13 Feb 2013 18:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 206767

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=835 Tata Motors' versatile 6X6 multi-axle vehicles to move BEL's radar application for IAF Tata Motors has bagged an order for the company's fully indigenous Tata 6x6 multi-axle high mobility mobile platforms, from Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), B...
by VikB
02 Jan 2013 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261416

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I have a hunch - PAF has proven to be smarter than PA (please indulge me) so in case of war which will surely be the handiwork of the PA, PAF will probably just look the other way! remember Kargil. PAF certainly knows the difference between '71 and now. The sheer number of whips that IAF can use to ...
by VikB
01 Aug 2012 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169212

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Marten Saar, talk about yourself when labeling others with the arm-chair band. And while some self appointed know-alls may be of 'caliber', does not make the others idiots.
I too have direct hands on experience of what Boeing is upto. Dont start the size-measurement match.
by VikB
01 Aug 2012 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 169212

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The connectors of wiring harnesses in auto sector in our country are still imported (at least in many cases). Wiring harness can be tough to make if you making it full 100% and easy if you are only assembling it. And yes to the gentleman who wants to question my knowledge - GO ASK THE MODERATORS. Ka...
by VikB
15 Jun 2012 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 468435

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ this is the reason of frustration. Indian truck manufacturers - both Tata and Ashok leyland are farely advanced in truck manufacturing but somehow the requirement for such vehicles do not go to them. It would take them hardly a year to get the Army any type of truck they require. A few Agni serie...
by VikB
29 Apr 2012 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 174243

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

What Marten is saying is very interesting. In a few years the oceans wud be milling with SSBNs with nuclear tip missile club being bigger than even now. There will always be new entrants. Now forget about Khan, any other country does not have the kind of sophisticated data+snooping+24/7 alert assets...
by VikB
29 Apr 2012 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 313
Views: 33442

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

shiv wrote:Chintits blog.........


Shiv, sorry missed this subtle pointer in the first read :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by VikB
29 Apr 2012 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 313
Views: 33442

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

This Madam ji is surely miffed. I can only feel :rotfl: Wonder who is she having the blog now for- only the folks who can say 'wah wah' to her every rant. Her article is a study in BS-ness. So much for her defence background. Sample this - she claims that Arihant and Chakra belong to two different c...
by VikB
28 Mar 2012 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 492858

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

God forbid anything wud have happened to the aircraft and the world population would have decreased by a billion (including a Brfite :))
by VikB
28 Mar 2012 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 492858

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

In Dhaka right now. Weird of weirdest thing happened. Around 5 pm, I was at the heart of the city (Mohakali bus stand to be precise) and I hear this roar of a fighter aircraft. And lo behold, a Mig 29 appeared real low in the sky. The bugger was so low that I could see the whitish/light color stripe...

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