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by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

IA Chief has specifically said Divisional HQ will not be removed. I don't know if our Strike corps will be restructured, however my personal view they will stay in some form. They are quite powerful given their mass. IBG are the units closer to the borders. They start the action and based on the si...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

@jays, thank you for explaining... if division HQ is eliminated, then a Corps HQ of a holding/Pivot Corp would command say 10 IBGs... essentially, this eliminates multiple hops.. rather than a Brigade level thrust in a sector we would be deploying a much larger formation IBG with its organic armor a...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Can someone point me to the CSD thread? Thank you
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ @Jays, everytime IA has wargamed CSD, it has involved 2 corps, 1 strike corps and 1 holding/pivot corps.. (I and X, II and XI, XII and XXI), when this is the case why would an IBG be a formation of size smaller than a division. Also how can such a small formation be ale thrust 50 KM into Terroris...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 228
Views: 45317

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

George Kaka is no more. He attained Veer Gathi at 88
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There has been many DDM (f)articles in CSD of late and all of them are loaded with Ifs and Butts, one thing which irks me is that DDMs think IBGs would be sized less than the size of a Div? If IA already has around 20 divisions arrayed against Pulistan, why would IA try to put 8 IBGs smaller than a ...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2019 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I have a question on Lance Naik Wani, wouldn’t he have been a deep mole embedde among Jihadis to turn many of them around than actually be a Jihadi himself. I understand that after he came back from militancy he became a key player in Ikhwan!! Now that he is a shaheed wanted to get some clarity on t...
by Shrinivasan
04 Jan 2019 16:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874653

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

Now, in typical desi fashion, they put a fly in the ointment. More than one source said what was given on December 31 is an interim or limited FOC; Tejas is still some distance away from being FOC standard. And that this was done to speed up production and keep HAL’s idling facilities engaged. Furt...
by Shrinivasan
03 Jan 2019 22:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874653

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

After Years Of Delay, Indigenously Developed LCA Tejas Finally To Be Inducted Into Air Force :mrgreen: LCA Tejas was inducted into the IAF 2+ years ago when IAF stood up the 45th SQ.. this has around 10 aircrafts.. FOC is only the culmination of the process for MK1... Presstitutes will always remai...
by Shrinivasan
03 Jan 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 474834

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Excellent news... and we have Hallaled 2 pigs already in the new year.. that too SSG pigs... great way to start the year.
by Shrinivasan
02 Jan 2019 06:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874653

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

AFAIK, MK1A prototypes will be new builds. All SPs which have been built are to be delivered to IAF, SP1-16 -IOC confit then we have 8 trainers - IOC or FOC confit not clear and then 16 FOC config SPs. Then only the XX MK1As would be built.. My wish is for ADA to leverage LSPs for building our MK1A ...
by Shrinivasan
02 Jan 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1696
Views: 364649

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Land based launchers are stand alone launchers... like modern TELs... these Anti Ship missiles might be old but still pack a punch. They have their old reload vehicles and need a dedicated crane to lift these beasts and load them onto the launchers (2 in each truck in twin inclined launchers, I see ...
by Shrinivasan
02 Jan 2019 01:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 491898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Umreeka’s perception of Desi capabilities changed first with Shakti series of tests and was reinforced by the myriad exercises we had with them... that has been a real eye-opener for the west.. no amount of Tom-tomming would have brought us here.. next phase would be to showcase our R&D and manu...
by Shrinivasan
31 Dec 2018 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462713

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

Aditya_V wrote:IA has inducted 2 regiments of Akash with command guidance as MR Sam, now being inducted as SR sam as well with active seeker.

How many units is IA planning to induct...Akash units moving along with armor and artillery would offer robust protection to these units in an IBG.
by Shrinivasan
31 Dec 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4047
Views: 633076

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Kudos to all teams associated with this bird.. the people who manufactured it should feel proud of their workmanship... a robust design, build and above all maintenance enabled this to happen...
by Shrinivasan
31 Dec 2018 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610676

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

A new variant of Osprey is getting inducted, a new squadron got stood up recently...named V-280 Valor
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3844
Views: 547102

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

IA has Halaaled 300+ tangos this year in J&K... this DOES not include the unformed Jihadis killed on the LOC or further inland or even the non-uniformed who died at the LOC who body might not have been recovered by IA or carried back by others.. do we have a tracker for it anywhere in BR... I wo...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462713

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

dinesha wrote:Induscted?

My bad. Corrected it.
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462713

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

It is taking about the updated version of Akash which has a seeker. In the induction pipeline fo IA. So did IA induct the original 2 regiments sanctioned and ordered... if Akash missile was not meant to have a seeker, that would have been based in some GSQR/ASQR... then why this thakleef about a se...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462713

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

DRDO Annual Report 2018 List 2018 achievements DRDO report talks about Akash SRSAM is being Inducted by the ARMY? I thought they induscted couple of regiments/brigade already... also the vesion tested had an indigenous seeker? Wasn’t Akash a command guided missile with no seeker... did Army just ke...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 13:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 274633

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

BEMl has been awarded the contract for Arjun based ARVs, probably using Arjun chassis from Avadi. BEML is also tasked with maintenance... this is a good development as this frees Avadi to focus on Mk1A production and CVRDE focuses on Mk2 development.
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610676

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There has been multiple news on IAF getting Jaguars for free or low price from France, UK and Oman... did we get any planes like this or have they just been some fan boy dreams...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 335885

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Getting a plain vanilla LRCM should be our immediate focus...probably our ability to extend the range of barahmos overtly after MTCR is working against Nirbhay. Rather than aim for the sky.. we should first perfect and induct a Mk1 version and then continue on adding bells and whistles...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 330
Views: 85446

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^^ it was in the Indian Navy Facebook page... the picture of the men sitting on the diving pane and conning tower came as a surprise... what attracted my attention was the greeninsh tinged floor... which was odd considering I would expect the surface to be smooth and dark... that was probably a mat ...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 778219

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Disha, I am not against a satellite launch center in Gujarat.. I actually welcomed it... I was only describing the perils of doing it in Deep South TN in spite of all its benefits like being close to Thumba and Mahendragiri.

K’Patnam can be SHAR 2.0... Kutch location can be for non-Geo sync orbits...
by Shrinivasan
30 Dec 2018 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3027
Views: 429166

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

One thing I have noticed with MKIs is their build quality!! It seems to have improved significantly... smooth surfaces.., reduced patchwork’s... earlier birds seem to have so many patworks of materials... any thoughts on this... maybe my eyes... maybe the photography... but I feel build quality is a...
by Shrinivasan
29 Dec 2018 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 335885

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

kurup wrote:SLBM test scheduled on 04/05/06 Jan 2019 off the coast of Vizag , Range ~ 3000 km ,

https://twitter.com/kurup89/status/1078892500876546048

This should be the K4 or K5 I presume... any news if it is from a submarine or a platform?
by Shrinivasan
27 Dec 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 335885

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vips wrote:Pralay test was scheduled for test today. Again no news so far. I hope they at least do it before the year is out.

Nitin Gokhale posted sometime back that it has been pushed to 2019... no more tests in 2018.
by Shrinivasan
27 Dec 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462713

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

DRDO Tech Focus Jan-Feb 2019 Radome Hood for Agni Missile System The communication coach of Agni missile system consists of various types of communication equipment and satellite tracking antennae.This coach is a wagon similar to the wagons manufactured by Indian Railways with some modifications on...
by Shrinivasan
25 Dec 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 201483

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Good, that means our border fire assaults are causing the expected pain. GPS guided mortar is an expensive novel idea, but you need augmentation tech to calibrate civilian grade GPS signals and simple ECM jammers can make it useless. I think this is more to target our mobile arty? Targeting bunkers...
by Shrinivasan
25 Dec 2018 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 778219

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Kulasekaranpattinam also has an additional advantage for being pretty close to Mahendragiri and Thumba and Tiruvanathapuram.. my only worry is, it is in deep evangelicals country... they tried to derail Kudangulam... sterlite... whatit they do the same to ISRO.
by Shrinivasan
12 Nov 2018 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072680

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Prithvi and Dhanush have always served as test beds for new technology... let’s leave it at that...
by Shrinivasan
20 Sep 2018 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072680

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Gyan wrote:Akash army Regiment price has fallen almost to half compared to previous Army order inspite of having a better missile & time inflation.

i think this reduction is mainly due to not using TATRA trucks... those came at highly inflated price courtesy UPA!!!
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2015 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315264

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

A good idea. One big rbu in front with more reloads and two x 76mm oto srgm like Italy horizon ships. This will beef up anti missile ability Why doesn't IN ever have two main guns... this has been sort of a tradition from INS Delhi (which we designed and built in India) where we had 100mm main gun....
by Shrinivasan
15 Sep 2015 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2804
Views: 433050

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

This Heron TP acquisition delay, drip feeded domestic programs with funding, multiple projects being put on hold based on anonymous complaints and the ever present gravvy trains were all CBMs of UPA I/II to Shitistan... Akthooo...
by Shrinivasan
18 Apr 2015 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253822

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^ where is the like button when u need one??? Even though they are all at a distance, still a phenomenal sight..
by Shrinivasan
16 Apr 2015 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 152157

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Agni-III test successful, it looks like DRDO has eliminated the inter-stage grill between the first and second stage. Need to wait for clearer pictures.. Odisha News has a grainy picture showing no grill
by Shrinivasan
26 Mar 2015 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 30041

Re: Operation Parakram: What actually happened, Lessons lear

BRF has many threads on Operation Parakram. Eg: http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1085 I don't see the need for this thread and will merge them later today. ramana Thanks Ramana... please merge the thread. we can continue the analysis on this thread (you listed above)... Many...
by Shrinivasan
25 Mar 2015 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 30041

Operation Parakram: What actually happened, Lessons learnt.

Gentlemen, I have been researching on Operation Parakram for some time, I wonder why Operation Parakram was labeled a failure even when it rattled Pakistan (and even the west), another big crib which we keep hearing is the 3 weeks time taken by IA to mobilize etc... I want to revive a discussion on ...

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