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by RKumar
19 Feb 2019 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4825
Views: 643917

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

JayS wrote:Dhanush gets bulk production clearance. :-)

https://twitter.com/DrUddipan/status/10 ... 2520100864


That's another super good news, glad that basic bread and butter are being pushed over gold plated equipment.
by RKumar
18 Feb 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1817
Views: 255058

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Alha hu akbar.... jingo kush hua!!
by RKumar
15 Feb 2019 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1454
Views: 80900

Re: Pulwama Attack

My short list based on "Karan M" suggestions: 0. Massive one time Air/Missile raids on all terrorist launch pads across the border. [Should have happen within first 24 hrs] 1.In-depth fire assault on Pak border posts for extended periods, all up to a week or more, as required. Tactical obj...
by RKumar
11 Feb 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 121861

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I sincerely hope, salves buy the AC from their master. It will only accelerate their downward journey. Do they think, it is easy to feed the dragon :rotfl: ? It will ensure more money flow from master to slave :mrgreen:
by RKumar
15 Jan 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1923
Views: 239350

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

May is resorting to her last defense - using threats to all MP - please accept it otherwise Britain and democracy will be lost .. bla bla ...

All logical discussions are over :rotfl:
by RKumar
12 Jan 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3102
Views: 413526

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I would have not alerted the otherside and would have let guns do the talking by taking out 10s of their officers to avenge the killings of our soldiers
by RKumar
08 Jan 2019 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3745
Views: 799000

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

RKumar, I would love to join you for that Japanese Single Malt Whisky! Tell me time and place please :) I will bring some Glenfiddich single malt scotch as well! On another note, steer focus away from FOC (it will come when it has to). FOC is not the penultimate goal right now. See this post (on th...
by RKumar
06 Jan 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3745
Views: 799000

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

Why are you worried? How do you know chaiwala and panwala are reliable? How do you know HAL is not doing everything in its power to deliver on time? Take a chill pill and become less negative. You have no control so no point worrying. As a nationalist, I am worried regarding further delays. I had t...
by RKumar
06 Jan 2019 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3745
Views: 799000

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

Any chaiwala/paanwala news on SPs, 2-3 were supposed to do first flight during December. What caused delays??

Keeping in view of these delays, FY 2018 (Apr-2018 to Mar-2019) deliveries still achievable?

I hope HAL can put its acts together and deliver as promised.
by RKumar
05 Jan 2019 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2765
Views: 365305

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

^ Xi is upto something since 2 years he is harping this song ... get ready for war. Seems like his generals are ignoring this orders :lol:

But jokes apart, it does not bode well for the world!! I hope, India will keep its gun powder dry for any unwanted incidents.
by RKumar
01 Jan 2019 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 618
Views: 93311

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rakesh wrote:Can someone please advise the reason for these suits? NBC? They are embarking a Ka-31 AEW helicopter of the Indian Naval Air Arm.

I might be wrong but looks like firefighters wearing fire protection suits.
by RKumar
10 Dec 2018 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 190518

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Breaking News: UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India, London court rules Mr Mallya attended Westminster Magistrates Court for the hearing. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on deb...
by RKumar
10 Dec 2018 18:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2835
Views: 460545

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Breaking News: UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya
by RKumar
07 Dec 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3564
Views: 595765

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: 321
Views: 66260

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: 3564
Views: 595765

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: 321
Views: 66260

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: 321
Views: 66260

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: 3564
Views: 595765

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: 3564
Views: 595765

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: 321
Views: 66260

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1005429

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: 321
Views: 66260

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: 2765
Views: 365305

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 873
Views: 183348

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: 1124
Views: 116554

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 1124
Views: 116554

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: 3885
Views: 547720

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You mean LCH FOC? It was awarded IOC years back :D
by RKumar
30 Aug 2018 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1005429

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: 163426

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: 2892
Views: 334630

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: 2892
Views: 334630

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: 1321
Views: 214499

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 3745
Views: 799000

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: 2653
Views: 271067

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

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