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by RKumar
07 Dec 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527248

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The PLAAF will still be procuring 4th generation fighters into the 2020's. It would be economically unsound to try to replace the hundreds of J7's. J8's and Q5's still in PLAAF service with 5th generation jets. Pulse-line assemblies have been established for both the J16 and J10C. Even the order fo...
by RKumar
06 Dec 2018 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34026

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I don't believe, we have to hide any costs from anyone. If we have JV for SSN, it can be hidden or shown as such. There is always some black projects with enough money allocated. The public does not need to know about these until it reaches certain capabilities to display to the public audience. Pub...
by RKumar
23 Nov 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527248

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That's the one point, I will never understand - why India never fire the very first bullet to get the benefit of surprise while having an upper hand in every way - handing us an assured win with minimum losses.

Allah, might be having bigger plans for our decision makers :shock:
by RKumar
23 Nov 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34026

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Sir, let's see how things turn up at the end. Personally, I don't think we require multiple leased subs.
by RKumar
22 Nov 2018 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34026

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:RKumar: He is referring to the lease of the 2nd Akula Class. INS Chakra is due to return to the Russian Navy in 2022, a mere three years from now. The ten year lease will be up at that point.


I hope what is ours, we might keep it.
by RKumar
22 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527248

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

As per my understanding and info: 1) Chinese build military equipment are facing a number of quality and performance related issues. The various versions and models of J-10 and J-11 are having reliability issues, high maintenance required and their performance is sub-optimal if not bad especially fo...
by RKumar
21 Nov 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527248

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

During one of the fists fest between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh area, they found Indian troops are too aggressive and complained in official communique. Someone needs to tell them during a war you give no mercy and expect none in return. We did these mistakes in past but expect none in the ...
by RKumar
21 Nov 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34026

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^With due respect, personally I don't think we are going to lease multiple SSNs from Russia. We will manage with whatever we have and continue working on improved solutions.
by RKumar
10 Nov 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 961054

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Who knows is it K5 kick-off :?:
by RKumar
09 Nov 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34026

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The story of a hatch being left open by mistake is a hoax. If security on the Arihant boat is this lax, next we will hear of a missle hatch on the Arihant left open by mistake :) Minor adjustment and God forbid : If security on the Arihant boat is this lax, next we will hear of a missle fired from ...
by RKumar
17 Oct 2018 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313169

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

However I detect a certain American triumphalism in articles like the above, which may not be entirely warranted. If the worst Trump's "Trade War" can do is push China's growth down to 5%, and slow down (with no guarantee of stopping) China's ascendance in AI, robotics, renewable energy e...
by RKumar
06 Oct 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

^ I sincerely hope, HAL can deliver 6 during next 6 months followed by a Mk-1a sometime in 2019.
by RKumar
06 Oct 2018 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162302

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

^ Sir, who is going to fund it? I don't understand this obsession of imported wears, we can't afford Rafale in the numbers IAF is requesting. As a workaround and as per the wished of IAF, S-400 contract is signed. Now, I start to hear that we need another x MMRCA and the second batch of S-400. Someh...
by RKumar
01 Oct 2018 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1095
Views: 109056

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

No that is not how nations work. India just gave Bdesh $5 billion dollars. In diplomacy you need to cultivate friends and stare down enemies. Maldives is not an enemy. They had made a bad choice which they have now overturned. This is the right time to show India appreciates it. Did I say Maldives ...
by RKumar
01 Oct 2018 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

In What stage of our procurement process the possibility of 40 more sukhois stuck, Or has it even commenced. I highly doubtful if this order will be placed. But who knows what surprise may come from Modi-Putin summit? Normally, such events are protocol driven but Mr. Modi keeps surprising us :mrgre...
by RKumar
30 Sep 2018 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1095
Views: 109056

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Why India should bear the costs of the corrupted leadership of Maldives? We will be setting the wrong precedent for other countries to take dumb as well as corrupt decisions because they know India will rescue them at the 11th hour. Maldive should feel the pain of their actions. If they would like t...
by RKumar
30 Sep 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3680
Views: 490612

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You mean LCH FOC? It was awarded IOC years back :D
by RKumar
30 Aug 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 961054

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

lol ... USA is thinking to make us junkyard with offering/forcing us to buy obsolete systems. It will be much better if USA offers armed drones plus good army rifles along with automation machinery for the same. Very basic stuff where we did not put enough efforts. Leaving aside expensive high tech ...
by RKumar
30 Aug 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 154693

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

bloody these pigs ...just watched 1971 movie, we release 92000 PoW and they did such things to our soldiers ... Salute

by RKumar
29 Aug 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305625

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

They already tried to do that but failed. How thick someone can be, you want someone else to pay but keep all the IP and know-how with yourself. Others might accept it once or twice but it can not be a norm. I hope, our friends are getting this message clear and loud.
by RKumar
29 Aug 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305625

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

I just don't see how Russia allows fifth gen tech on Su-30 without a firm commitment to PAKFA. Not gonna happen. It will take atleast India rejoining the program if not a confirm order of a couple of squadrons. It will help Russia in verifying the technology in blocks at India’s expenses. we are do...
by RKumar
27 Aug 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1313
Views: 209114

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

ramana wrote:Vikram Sood book rebuts the 'intelligence' failure at Kargil.

https://twitter.com/SushantSin/status/1 ... 78592?s=19


I heard the same Directly from the pan supplier. Good to hear another confirmation after a looong time.
by RKumar
26 Aug 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

A few errors in assumptions I would like to point out:- 1)Human cost wouldn't reduce by to 3-4. It will stay the same. It's a government organization so no one will be asked to leave after robots are bought. 2)Future planning can't be done without confirm orders. No one does that, not china not pri...
by RKumar
25 Aug 2018 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

Thank you for queries everyone. I can’t give cost analysis because I don’t have some specific data, forget about all relevant data. I don’t want to pull numbers out of Musharraf. Even if I would have such data, I would not share it. But without going into each aspect, Let’s assume - we need 10 exper...
by RKumar
24 Aug 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

^ I am just another chotta abdul ... so please bear with me and no saar :) but my PoV is based on the following 2 facts unless I have messed up the discussion context ... 1. The current order is for 20 kits - 16 million. If these different components can be made using this tooling. It should also be...
by RKumar
24 Aug 2018 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

1. Using robots will increase accuracy and decrease time on jigs but will not decrease part count. 2. To put things into perspective. This entire order is worth a whopping hold-your-breath 16 million dollars. How can they justify a high precision robot developed for orders of this size? Your 1 and ...
by RKumar
21 Aug 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262380

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Vips wrote:To keep the Russians happy India will order 36-40 (in fly away condition) of this 5th 4.5 generation aircraft.


How long do we have to pay blood money to keep other nation happy (Russian, USA, France, Germany, Israel, Italy ...)? This notion needs to go away ... at least from BRF
by RKumar
21 Aug 2018 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 154693

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

NaPakis are feeling the pain of Mr. Modi/Mr. Doval's policies. They are weaker at this point and will come back to their normal behavior once they do a bit better. They have no shame or self-respect. We must not give them time to re-group or re-strength, it is their deception policy since their exis...
by RKumar
20 Aug 2018 14:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 621314

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Oooh now I want a SLBM launch video like those of our Agni. K-4 test would be next I suppose, if it hasn't been tested already that is. Are you from AAP or Congress party :rotfl:? It will be out in due course, not just yet - let's wait for a few years. At least till we have longer-range missiles op...
by RKumar
16 Aug 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4267

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away



Great son of the Nation. Pranam !!
by RKumar
14 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313169

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

1.) Countries cannot earn interest by putting their reserves in a bank. You think we earn interest on government forex reserves stored with RBI? How will China earn interest on the rest 9900 million other than by investing/lending it in more OBOR projects? The only way for the country/bank to earn ...
by RKumar
14 Aug 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313169

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

Answering pointwise: 1.) If you pay 100 million year 1, then next year you pay 105 million considering 5 % inflation. If you think China has a huge trunk full of cash, then it is more beneficial for them to pay it all right now to avoid paying for inflation. China has the money right now, every yea...
by RKumar
13 Aug 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313169

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

Most of chinese investment is in strategic projects so the primary benefit isn't always monetary for them. In Hambantota, Chinese get a refueling and resupplying station in the middle of Indian Ocean for the 30 billion. Something they have to pay 100 million dollars for annually in Djibouti. So tha...
by RKumar
07 Aug 2018 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2332
Views: 381537

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

It is important to break the enthusiasm of NaPaki backers, let them keep calling the strikes for few months. Till then keep giving new dates till they get bored of it. Then strike these unconstitutional articles in one go. These must be thrown out - J&K people enjoy those rights which are denied...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2182
Views: 262348

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

NaPaki and Indian media are already publishing stories on how to distribute Indian wealth with a troubled neighbor :rotfl:
by RKumar
25 Jul 2018 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2946
Views: 614142

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

nvishal wrote:Tejas with F404 is akin to acquiring/building the f16 in india

If the ministry doesnt want f16, what makes you think it wants the tejas/f404 combo?


:rotfl: ... F404 equal to F16, it remind me of NaPaki's saying 10 SRDE equal to 1 NaPaki :((
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240898

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

They are accepting T-90s provided by Russia to all participants in competition this time. ´ What IA wants to prove by not taking their equipment? They will operate Russian T-90MS as compared to our vanilla T-90. Unless they are preparing ground for next around of imports :(( . If cost is a factor t...
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313169

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

x-posting from https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7249&start=2480#p2284217 My prediction out of my Musharraf, India should prepare for another Docklam type land grabbing act from our north-east neighbor during coming months. This time, I expect they will move large number ...
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527248

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

My prediction out of my Musharraf, India should prepare for another Docklam type land grabbing act from our north-east neighbor during coming months. This time, I expect they will move large number of units to the border to show their muscles and would be expecting India to back down to grab another...
by RKumar
20 Jul 2018 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240898

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

lol ... it will not ramana wrote: Taking the Arjun is double jeopardy anyway. If it loses the refrain would be why did you field a loser? If it wins, horrors, why don't you buy it? What is the issue, if it losses? IA had already fielded one loser T-90 - which was beaten. We can give a change to anot...

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