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by wilson_th
13 May 2015 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 117689

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Cancelling his visit to Sri Lanka, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Karachi on Wednesday following the attack on Ismaili community members in the city. could be because of the importance of Karachi to the Army now. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/27/us-pakistan-kar...
by wilson_th
23 Feb 2015 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1138
Views: 64388

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Some sane thoughts. http://theconversation.com/the-real-winner-of-the-ukraine-crisis-could-be-china-37574 Longer term, the US needs to think about how to be a triangular great power. Most US strategic thinkers agree that it is China, not Russia, that poses the most significant 21st century geopoliti...
by wilson_th
07 Jan 2015 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 46424

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

This is absolutely accurate - in fact the initial operation started even before 'a fortnight'. There is a big fear now in an agency that the intel channel has been exposed - similar to Musharraf recordings during Kargil. Lets wait and see. What if Praveen swami is trying to get maximum informtion o...
by wilson_th
06 Jan 2015 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 46424

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

deejay
Post subject:
Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
So what was really happening:


There is a chance of fake currency smuggling , but that also do not require martyrdom
by wilson_th
03 Jun 2014 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 747277

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/crisis-in-siachen-two-crashes-in-nine-months-army-troops-face-transport-crisis/ Comment worth quoting from above article. A Concerned Citizen >Air Warrior • 14 minutes agoDear Air Warrior, Let's please stay focused on the point that I am making. Th...
by wilson_th
03 Jun 2014 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351716

Re: Military Flight Safety

Don't know if this has been posted earlier. The image in the news article is of course wrong. ALH Siachen problems Misleading article. and the comment on this is worth quoting here. A Concerned Citizen >Air Warrior • 14 minutes agoDear Air Warrior, Let's please stay focused on the point that I am m...
by wilson_th
03 Apr 2014 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 147160

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/world/europe/crimea-offers-showcase-for-russias-rebooted-military.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article “Second, the development of these rapid deployment forces,” he said, “to deal with any kind...
by wilson_th
19 Mar 2014 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 113812

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

what if it safely landed on the ocean and then slowly sinked ( thought tragic it is) .... then the black box will not give off signals? http://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/malaysia-airlines-jetliner-flew-into-indian-ocean-investigators-now-believe-30106446.html "The working assump...
by wilson_th
26 Feb 2014 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 678040

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^
Hope the retired ones are not for sale

Gun's Picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GAU-8 ... Type_1.jpg
by wilson_th
24 Feb 2014 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 678040

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/24/hagel-proposed-budget-will-reportedly-shrink-army-to-pre-wwii-numbers/ Good Bye 'Warthog' ...flying Tank. Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the entire fleet of Air Force A-10 attack aircraft would be eliminated. The aircraft was designed to destroy Soviet tanks ...
by wilson_th
10 Dec 2013 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 276966

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Prasad wrote:
Mars Orbiter Mission twitter a/c wrote:Cryogenic Upper Stage .!
Integration of the 2nd stage of GSLV-D5 has completed & that of the cryogenic is on 9 Dec.

Image


Next step should be reusable launch vehicle.
by wilson_th
07 Nov 2013 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143896

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Mythbusting India's Mars Mission It is also one of a small number of nations to have successfully recovered a satellite from space. Indian satellites are used in communications, weather observation and land management. This vast nation would be much worse off without the benefits of its space progr...
by wilson_th
30 Oct 2013 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 508567

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

What is the launch cost of ISRO compared to SpaceX's reusable rocket which is in development.
by wilson_th
04 Sep 2013 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

All these accusations and finger pointing is the labor pains experienced on their First born. Let him come out and it will be much easier with subsequent ones.
by wilson_th
28 Aug 2013 19:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 242120

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Hope those who matter hear this , One of US's strong pillar of growth was the Defense industry. We should support our defense industry with continued funding and nurturing , and judiciously spend what the country save by hard work. http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjha/2976/64794/.html Nevertheless,...
by wilson_th
19 Aug 2013 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626253

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Leakage can happen due to multiple reasons ... eg:- http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/rockets/4328638 During weeks of preflight tests, salty Pacific air had corroded an aluminum nut in the engine. Just before liftoff, when the propellant valves opened, the nut failed and caused a leak . ...
by wilson_th
01 Aug 2013 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626253

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

http://www.ptinews.com/news/3853680_India-s-2nd-nbsp-moon-mission-Chandrayaan-2-stuck India's second mission to Moon appears headed for a prolonged delay following uncertainty over availability of lander from Russia even as the 'desi' rocket to launch the space odyssey would take time to become oper...
by wilson_th
31 Jul 2013 16:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussions
Replies: 154
Views: 15002

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Any idea if the claim is right about the advantages of Burnelli ESTOL design

http://www.combatreform.org/goodbyeftr.htm
by wilson_th
11 Jul 2013 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 193429

Re: Aircraft Recognition

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/aliner/cby3/cby3-2.jpg ?? Hint : Search with the registration number. Burnelli CBY-3 This is a very different looking aircraft and that prompted me to search more ... http://www.combatreform.org/goodbyeftr.htm the above link provides the advantages of Burnelli ESTOL ...
by wilson_th
05 Jun 2013 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/longrange-sams-cruise-missiles-for-all-platforms-avinash-chander/article4775965.ece Referring to the schedule for induction of LCA, he said: “It is a major challenge and we are gearing up for it. From today, we have to do 40 flights per month.” we can compare ag...
by wilson_th
14 May 2013 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 747277

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-new ... 59328.aspx

The crash was apparently due to whiteout conditions, in which snow and clouds change the way in which light is reflected and only dark objects are visible. The army has ordered an inquiry.
by wilson_th
02 May 2013 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 193029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=95278 The Government has assessed the requirement of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) that would be required for defence preparedness.The requirement for Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) for defence preparedness has been assessed and laid down in the Long Term Integrate...
by wilson_th
25 Apr 2013 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I think the link might have been posted earlier, if so appologies. LCA-Tejas (LSP-08) takes off on its maiden flight http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/lca-tejas-lsp-08-takes-off-on-its-maiden-flight_838934.html "The performance of the aircraft was flawless and with this, the Initial Operatio...
by wilson_th
26 Mar 2013 18:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 193029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-10/india/37597707_1_arjun-tank-t-90-punjab In reply to a question related to shortcomings of Arjun tank, Saraswat said that during trials the tank was found better in mobility and accuracy in comparison to Army's mainstay T-90 tanks . "During ...
by wilson_th
11 Feb 2013 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-07/bangalore/36971731_1_lca-tejas-light-combat-aircraft-test-pilot "Everything is a test till the system is perfected," said Suneet, about the recent failure of the LCA in high-altitude tests. "We didn't fail but we found faults and ...
by wilson_th
14 Jan 2013 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: French military action in Mali
Replies: 171
Views: 5892

Re: French military action in Mali

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/ja ... rison-town


Lost a soldier..

How else to justify the loss of a soldier so quickly, and the knocking out of a Mirage 2000 fighter jet against people with only Kalashnikovs."
by wilson_th
03 Dec 2012 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Per Livefist

http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/12/f-3 ... chief.html

F-35? We Want The LCA Navy: Indian Navy Chief
by wilson_th
20 Aug 2012 19:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 193029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/chennaiman-wins-defence-award-806 G. Munusamy, proprietor of Fluoro Carbon Seals, an equipment manufacturing company, received the award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for developing and manufacturing high-pressure piston seals for the hydro...
by wilson_th
24 Jul 2012 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

went for concurrent engineering where the development, user and production agencies worked together from day one. Within two months of proving the prototype, the production model went for user trials,” he said


only if we follow similar approach in other areas as well.
by wilson_th
05 Jul 2012 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 188660

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

It is a matter of time before prosperity reaches the maoists places too. Painstakingly building up local law enforcement and political systems is the only way against maoists. Military ground forces just provides a certain protection for the local enforcement, to remind these brave folks that they ...
by wilson_th
19 Jun 2012 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 487009

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Is it just a coincidence , Paki's have started this firing after the meeting on Siachin failed(india didn't give any concession to Pakis)
by wilson_th
14 May 2012 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196996

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The DRDO has not fixed any time frame to fully develop the Kaveri Aero Engine for the LCA..........

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=83706


It is planned to commence flight trials for Technology Demonstration of Kaveri Engine with LCA Tejas Mk-I in about 3 years time.


by wilson_th
27 Apr 2012 17:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 682566

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://www.defenseworld.net/go/defensen ... %20Variant


in flight photo with with landing gear extended
by wilson_th
10 Apr 2012 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 193029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

I found some good reading on British Challenger 2 & Hesh round and Rifled gun. http://www.tanknutdave.com/component/content/article/47 Telic 1 Challenger 2 history was best known for a Royal Scots Dragoon Guards tank throwing its tracks and getting stuck in a ditch, which was reportedly hit by 1...
by wilson_th
29 Mar 2012 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 508567

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Is it possible for govenrment to extend the Army chief's tenure, any rule that prohibits extension?
by wilson_th
28 Mar 2012 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 65600

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

any complaint should be given in writing right? . Every employee in any Govt or Pvt establishment require applications, complaints in writing. Even for a leave application you need to put them down on a paper or email , and forward to your managers. Here AKA was simply asking VKS to give the complai...
by wilson_th
09 Mar 2012 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 682566

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Thanks a lot RaghuK for the News


and advanced Happy B'day.
by wilson_th
09 Feb 2012 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 199690

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The Chinese army occupied a strategically important slice of Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh in 1986 and has remained entrenched in the area since then as successive governments in Delhi have denied the army permission to evict the intruders for what are being quoted as “pragmatic” reasons. I...
by wilson_th
12 Aug 2011 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 784986

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

First private plane to be be tested by Diwali this year from Mahindra. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-s-first-pvt-plane-nears-test-may-cost-Rs-1-8-cr/Article1-732287.aspx they are fast and as per another article "Mahindra's plane to cost 20 percent less than Cessna’s" hope they start ...

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