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by RKumar
23 Oct 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030745

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vips wrote:Latest round of NAG test was fired from a BMPII/Namica and it hit a target (Vijayanta) tank in top attack mode.


Seems like after this test, orders will be placed for Namica - although it should have happened months if not years ago. But better late than never ;)
by RKumar
29 Sep 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:Brazilian Govt to Govt deal for 5 EMB 145"s.


I hope we make it 10 at least, this investment will payback us handsomely at the right time.
by RKumar
26 Sep 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407462

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Pankajs as usual, you are making things too complex. For China, there is no border defined and they will keep pushing our green, grey and red - imaginary lines. It is unfortunate but I haven’t seen single statement from GoI that we have clear border as depicted in the Indian map. There are no colore...
by RKumar
23 Sep 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407462

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

shyamd wrote:night trial of Prithvi 2 last night to confirm operational readiness. Suspect this is in response to PLA deployment of IRBMs in Aksai Chin.


I would say, we may have tested some new capabilities. Prithvi class don’t require operational readiness trials after 20+ years of induction and 75+ tests.
by RKumar
22 Sep 2020 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Tejas SP-22 and SP-23 ready for first flight this week I am happy to be proven wrong ... :D wo fighters from the Tejas Final Operational Clearance (FOC) block—SP-22 and SP-23—are likely to take to the skies in the coming days, signalling the resumption of flight activities that were halted for a wh...
by RKumar
18 Sep 2020 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth
Replies: 141
Views: 21404

Re: Military Installations of China, Pakistan & other countries on Google Earth

Sir, we have predefined algorithms to detect the targets based on real-time sat imagery, of course there are chances of being fooled as these are automated but then we have secondary and other manual checks in place. So keep calm!! Try to find some computer program or algorithms then spending time o...
by RKumar
10 Sep 2020 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407462

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Let’s hope for the best ... we trust our guys but not young emperors!!
by RKumar
10 Sep 2020 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407462

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I personally think, last stop is FM meeting if nothing comes out from there. Chances are high that CCP army will try to do some stupidity on some posts. As per Shiv Aroor, we are dominating the finger 4 hights. So CCP army is getting desperate and clear instructions are issued to our local commander...
by RKumar
10 Sep 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2433
Views: 407462

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

As per ToI, CCP army has lined up tanks in Chusul area and doing firing exercises on their side, these sounds can be heard by our troops. It is one of two reasons or both - sending a signal before FM meet, to force India‘s hand to accept a defeat by threat - actually preparing to attack our position...
by RKumar
03 Sep 2020 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Amazing - posters like RKumar are the bane of India's industrial progress. Let us say that he is correct - that HAL is broken and cannot deliver. So what then is the answer? To import 200 Rafales? Boss Indians will literally have to eat grass to accomplish that. And it is their choice if they shoul...
by RKumar
03 Sep 2020 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

It is frustrating to see all local items are still in the endless trials, once they cross these trial marathons - are stuck in the manufacturing, substandard QC issues, lack of automation.

But it seems asking the hard questions based on facts are anti-national, so I enjoy chai-biscuit.

Good luck!!
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Sorry mate. If you don't know something then a wiser course is to ask than to spout. GOI and GOK have not given permission to HAL or companies in supply chain to operate as normal. First find what the situation is before shooting from the hip!!! Quoting everything from open source here .... Jan, Ju...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

We have discussed why there is a hiccup currently and why timelines are not being met. Please read up before posting. Please see JayS' post on the permissions from GoK and GoI to HAL and its supply chain to operate in this COVID environment. HAL cannot do much if its lord and master and the step mo...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Chinese defense minister meets Vietnamese ambassador Source: Xinhuanet Editor: Chen Zhuo Time: 2020-08-31 21:29:23 BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Monday met with Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai in Beijing. Noting that bilateral re...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

China: The truth is the Chinese army's never crossed LAC Source: CGTN.COM Editor: Chen Zhuo Time: 2020-09-02 11:16:04 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying Tuesday stressed that China has never provoked a war or conflict, nor has it ever invaded another country or taken an inch of land...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India will gain nothing from its border aggression Source: China Daily Editor: Huang Panyue Time: 2020-09-01 20:19:01 Indian troops made provocative moves near the south bank of Pangong Lake and the Reqin mountain pass on Monday, their second trespass across the Line of Actual Control in the region...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

China demands India to withdraw troops that illegally trespassed LAC Source: China Military Online Editor: Chen Zhuo Time: 2020-08-31 23:10:49 CHENGDU, Aug. 31 -- Indian troops on Monday illegally trespassed the Line of Control (LOC) again at the southern bank of the Pangong Tso Lake and near the R...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Our PM (could have kept it simple without going into details), FM and CDS have given very clear statements at the political and military level. I am missing a short and crisp statement from DM - without mixing any political statement or bullshit - like China has not occupied any of Indian terrioity,...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086829

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

There should be no signing until HAL can deliver at least another 3 birds ... It reflect poor image for the HAL, if there are still hiccups with production than either they have poor management or lack of accountability at HAL as they could not benefit from LSP to SP IOC to SP FOC transition and ove...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

What if this chinese gambit is to force a border settlement in somewhat favorable terms to them? Do they think this is their last chance? Will India oblige? I can see that this will appeal to NaMo - he has already said that he will be the PM only for 2 terms and will forever change India and addres...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

No meeting with Chinese counterpart in defence minister Rajnath Singh's schedule. He is leaving for Moscow today to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting: ANI quoting sources
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Border not demarcated, dispute will recur: China TNN | Sep 2, 2020, 02:47 IST NEW DELHI: As the military standoff on the LAC intensifies, Chinese foreign minister and state councillor Wang Yi told an international audience in Paris that there will always be problems with India of the kind witnessed...
by RKumar
02 Sep 2020 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Mods, will it make sense to have Indo-Sino official statements thread - zero discussion only but collections of verified statements and counter statements from important political, economic and military guys.

What do you think? It could be a gold mine for the future analysis ...
by RKumar
01 Sep 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

IA must be the kindest Army in the world if they are using flood lights and megaphones to turn back enemy troops. This technique is sometimes used against illegal immigrants and escaping convicts. Hatsoff to whoever came up with the idea in IA to use this against PLA "soldiers" ! We are f...
by RKumar
01 Sep 2020 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Qn: Do our border protocols with China ban the use of landmines along the LAC, or within a certain distance of the LAC? If so, wouldn't the Chinese mining of the approaches violate this agreement ? Agreements signed by the Chinese is not worth the paper it is signed on. But if there are causality o...
by RKumar
01 Sep 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^ Don't raise your expectation ... no such thing is going to happen. India just wants a return to status quo. Will sino Play on our tune?, it seems PLA is not satisfied with what they already occupy and wants more. The statement from Mr Xi, does not give much comfort. It needs two to dance tango b...
by RKumar
01 Sep 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Let’s not celebrate too soon, the game is yet to start and we have to keep our guards up all along the border. Anything is possible from air strikes, cruise missiles, heavy art, MBRLs to dropping commandos behind enemy lines by both sides. Clear instructions should be out to down everything flying o...
by RKumar
31 Aug 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

So finally it starts... both sides have hardened their positions and little scope of backing down.

If the pictures of gravestone are real, Xi has to respond otherwise he will be seen as weak but timing of leaks and clashes are not co-incident.

Jai Hind!!
by RKumar
15 Aug 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 74th Independence Day!!
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Happy 74th Independence Day!!

Happy Independence Day!! Jai hind!!
by RKumar
11 Aug 2020 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1292831100075614208?s=20 ---> India's 'Self-Reliance Week' events include "Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA) - Launch of indigenous product" on August 13th. Unclear what this is. The current NAMICA is a modified BMP-II license-built by the OFB in Telangana. ...
by RKumar
07 Aug 2020 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I remember a very short discussion with my army friend, may be 3 year or so back he told me Modi wants us to fight China as GoI is pushing army hard to build roads till the border.

I was not sure what he meant but it is getting clearer with time.
by RKumar
01 Aug 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66366

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Looking for crowdsourcing here to verify authenticity. For example, Facebook page has like only 1000 followers. Official Account of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, trust constituted to look after construction and management of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya. https://mobile.twitter.com/Sh...
by RKumar
29 Jul 2020 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66366

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Shri Ram mandir is a big Hindu event and it should remain so. It is a major religious event, we all Hindu dharma followers waited for 5 centuries. As a Hindu majority nation, we have a right to celebrate it. Anyone who oppose it, is hurting sentiments of all Hindus. everyone, irrespective of their b...
by RKumar
26 Jul 2020 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691878

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Everything said and done, I don’t agree with spending 8 billions on 36 planes except for noclear delivery. This amount invested in local industries would have made much bigger impact. We are still waiting for local weapons order after endless testing. Anyway I don’t understand way of GoI and Gods wo...
by RKumar
17 Jul 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Over 2 years ago I suggested that we go in for a light tank in the light of Doklam, and that the Ru Sprut would outgun China's deployed light tank. Some extra ERA added to it for better armour, would still be air transportable . After the PT-76 of '71 fame ,we've not replaced it with a new amphib l...
by RKumar
15 Jul 2020 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^ Let's OFB guys first have strike ... we can't have emergency local orders if no one is there to deliver. A sorry state of affairs and Corona is not really helping us either.
by RKumar
09 Jul 2020 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1690
Views: 206562

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Abhi cheene kam ho gayi hain ab tera kya hoga snake oil
by RKumar
06 Jul 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968182

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are only a few user cases (UC) here, I will keep it as brief as possible UC 1 - India stand-down: (Chance: Unlikely) India accepts the claim line of Sino either partially or all. No lasting peace, after this Sino will keep claiming new areas and will get a free hand and occupy any place as and...
by RKumar
03 Jul 2020 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 719764

Re: Internal Security Watch

It shows that UP police require a reform. The time of using danda is gone and time to re-train them with latest local rifles and protection wares. At least get in place some special crack teams for high-risk actions like black cats of Punjab Police.

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