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by raghava
25 May 2018 16:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1037964

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

across all 3 forces, how many Brahmos missiles do you guys think India needs ? Please let the answers not be fanciful like "hundreds of thousands" and so on. Please answer with a number thats ideal to successfully see through a realistic scenario like a 2-front war, or 40 days of intense f...
by raghava
22 Apr 2018 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3949
Views: 586457

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Kakarat wrote:HAL Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) live demo at DefExpo18

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 1114422273



What's the rod type thing attached to the LUH ?
by raghava
02 Apr 2018 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 362152

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

shiv wrote:
Please put your comments on the site of the Abstract itself as I have done
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/31/292581


Doc, They don't seem to have published your comment
by raghava
29 Mar 2018 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1234
Views: 138937

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

HIBOR is hong kong inter bank offer rate. Its the Money needed to settle overnight positions of banks. Also the interest rates which help sets mortgages and loans. End of the day bank positions covers everything from payroll, business loans, credit card payments and debits etc etc. Banks borrow (or...
by raghava
24 Mar 2018 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1037964

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Alpha, Dalta & Ecilon... Oh forgive my spelling... I meant Alpha, Delta & Epsilon of course... :D Excuse the riddles, I was being careful as i didn't know if this information was public knowledge yet. But now I found out it is. Brahmos had 3 suppliers to choose from for the seeker. Alpha De...
by raghava
24 Mar 2018 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1037964

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS wrote:Awesome. Seeker details available..?

In AI-2017, Alpha Tech showcased their RF seeker, they said its meant for Brahmos. They had a smaller version for AAM as well.


Alpha, Dalta & Ecilon...

Oh forgive my spelling... I meant Alpha, Delta & Epsilon of course... :D
by raghava
20 Feb 2018 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 120887

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Mods, i hope you forgive my jubiliant smileys...... this news has truly made my day... Just like some of you predicted, the mighty PLAN turns tail and runs away when confronted with strength. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/chinese-warships-return-to-s...
by raghava
22 Oct 2017 18:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 800981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip and Viv S,

FWIW, please do not forget that the P28's also have the Mareech ATDS
by raghava
21 Oct 2017 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 800981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Thankfully it appears to have been a minor incident... Please bear with the machine translation below.. from here ... https://goo.gl/3sY7Wf Indian corvette touched during the mooring of the hospital ship "Irtysh" On Thursday, October 19, an insignificant incident occurred during the moorin...
by raghava
20 Oct 2017 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 800981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The news link below says iNS Kadmatt (P29) was involved in a collision with a Russian ship in Vladivostok on October 19th. http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/20/indian-navy-corvette-collided-with-russian-navy-hospital-ship/ However, there's nothing else on the internet confirming this - nor any sta...
by raghava
28 Jul 2017 00:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670457

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Really detailed analysis, ramana garu - pranams...
by raghava
27 Jul 2017 23:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670457

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:If they fix the problem with the Dhanush using these grains of sand, this squirrel will be happy.


"Katrathu Kai Mann Alavu, Kallathathu Ulagalavu"
by raghava
08 Jul 2017 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1023546

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

oh and by the way, some additional info, -
my friend's uncle's sister's husband is a paanwallah in Kathmandu. He told me that 300~ Indian pilgrims are stuck in that city since July 2nd waiting to be allowed access to Mansarovar...

Not one has started their pilgrimage yet.
by raghava
08 Jul 2017 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1023546

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1055412.shtml India uses Bhutan to secure New Delhi's interest Source:Global Times Published: 2017/7/7 18:45:27 . . . . The guy who writes this blog is a tzuthiya... please don't pay any importance to him. He has been subtly anti anti India since at least 2013. Its...
by raghava
03 Dec 2016 00:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 163565

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

NLCA Mk1 is supposed to get token orders. Asking the 404 to take meaningful loads off a small deck is difficult. As aerial defense platform, yes. As a strike platform, I am not so sure. I am told that IAF is extremely happy with LCA's take off and landing characteristics. It seems that the IAF is n...
by raghava
03 Mar 2016 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1612
Views: 234484

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

^^ It would be nice to have a comparative test of Arjun-MK II with the latest iteration of the Tin can.It will be good use of the newly developed thermobaric and other rounds developed by DRDO for the Arjuns. :D while we would all like to see further orders of the Arjun, if this Thermo Baric round ...
by raghava
03 Mar 2016 21:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 399468

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Singha wrote:...just exploding anywhere near a tank is good enough


... and if what Singha saar says is correct, we may soon see this Thermo Baric Explosive in arty rounds, mortar shells, and IAF dumb and smart bombs
by raghava
03 Mar 2016 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 120166

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

^ it appears from the video above that the ISIS troops knew the arty gun was going to be targeted.
by raghava
03 Mar 2016 19:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 399468

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

They must manufacture these TB rounds in huge numbers...
by raghava
26 Feb 2016 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

tsarkar wrote:
raghava wrote:*RT stands for Radio Transmitter
Radar Transparent


I stand corrected. - thank you
by raghava
24 Feb 2016 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4019
Views: 663931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

http://www.ibnlive.com/blogs/india/lt-gen-syed-ata-hasnain/encounters-in-jk-reiteration-of-the-last-mile-philosophy-14405-1207067.html From Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain regarding the Pampore incident Very good read this... The Lt Gen explains a lot of things which we here at BRF have been discussing/wor...
by raghava
23 Feb 2016 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 300437

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Some good pics from Make in India week in Mumbai.. Once again hat's off to navy for their indigenization vision! :) http://www.rediff.com/news/special/with-pride-and-humility-made-in-india-makeinindia/20160222.htm Take a look at the P15B Poster in the above link. It mentions 4 X Brahmos Surface to ...
by raghava
23 Feb 2016 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 178342

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

^^ Any info on the IN plan on this front ( DSV) ? It appears it is still awaiting clearance from the CCS As of today, IN has an agreement with the US Navy to fly in a "rescue flyaway kit" within 72 hours. This appears to be a last resort arrangement if IN can't manage on their own with th...
by raghava
23 Feb 2016 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 178342

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

RFS Epron departing for India for unspecified "international military cooperation" was reported in September 2015 itself. Somehow missed it in spite of google alerts. Some good details about Russian DSRVs in the link below http://7fbtk.blogspot.in/2015/09/musical-submarine-rescue-ships.html
by raghava
22 Feb 2016 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 300437

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Thank you Maz sir, you've made my day...
by raghava
22 Feb 2016 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 300437

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Maz sir,

when you were at the IFR expo, did you by any chance get to speak to the gents from the INS Tunir stall? I wanted to ask them what exactly did they do to convert the subsonic missile to supersonic. However, on the day that I visited, they had taken a break and did not return again.
by raghava
22 Feb 2016 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 300437

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

• RAWL 03, a multi-function active phased array radar with Solid State Transreceiver for land and naval applications http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/02/bel-to-showcase-gen-next-naval-systems.html Which License produced system is this? The non-specialist BEL guy denied that the RAWL 03 is licen...
by raghava
22 Feb 2016 08:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 300437

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Many many thanks Maz ji.
by raghava
21 Feb 2016 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

There is, actually; if you know where to look!

*RT stands for Radio Transmitter
*GT stands for Gas Turbine
by raghava
21 Feb 2016 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

The list describes various subsystems developed for making IN Ships stealthier. Various labs have contributed their bit. Most of these subsystems are active on various operational IN ships. All of these subsystems will figure on every indigenous ship of IN going forward. Some subsystems have roadmap...
by raghava
17 Feb 2016 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 666558

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Captive flight trials of anti-radiation missile soon - Y.Mallikarjun, The Hindu . . . Only a few countries, including the U.S. and Germany, have ARMs at present, the sources added. The dual pulse propulsion system could be configured with other air-to-surface and air-to-air missiles, the sources ad...
by raghava
16 Feb 2016 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 395935

Re: Internal Security Watch

in the good old days of naxals in telengana, as per old traditions the police seldom if ever would come inside the rec warangal campus respecting the academic enviroment. so naxals used that as a good haven to commit mayhem outside and take shelter inside until the heat was off. . . . looks like th...
by raghava
12 Feb 2016 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

making our ships a bit more secure against missiles Is anyone on BRF aware of this... Was news to me! When I asked the gent in the stall, he replied that it is operational. However he declined to name the ships in question. But that is easy to guess - I guess! http://i63.tinypic.com/2dioeas.jpg
by raghava
12 Feb 2016 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

GunterH, Forget equipment during Jesus's time ... I will give you an example below which probably dates to Moses's time http://i64.tinypic.com/23mwqoy.jpg Naval Armament Depot (Visakhapatnam) noticed failures in a certain type of torpedo - specifically within its Universal Stabilising Gyroscope (USG...
by raghava
12 Feb 2016 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

GunterH, No offense taken. Neither will DRDO or IN be offended. Their biggest problem was two fold 1 - discontinuation of spares support by OEMs which led to cannibalisation of spares resulting in lower "ready" equipment levels 2 - exorbitant prices quoted by some OEMs for spares resulting...
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

MRCR refers to Medium Range Chaff Rocket of the indigenious Kavach Mod-II chaff decoy system. LRCR is the long range version. It is operational on INS Kamorta
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

Some other electrical and electronic components - either already indigenised or under trial ... http://i63.tinypic.com/huloj5.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/6giosx.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/4ljfdj.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/hwwc43.jpg
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 409004

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

Our very own 'Madras Rubber Factory' tyres on the MiG29K

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