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by bhavik
01 Jul 2010 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046791

Re: China Military Watch

China builds oxygen-rich barracks for soldiers in Tibet mountains The People's Liberation Army in China has come up with the first batch of ecological oxygen-enriched barracks for use by troops posted in the oxygen deficient mountain regions of Tibet across the Indian border. It means lesser depend...
by bhavik
30 Jun 2010 17:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 127916

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Best way right now for India is to win more Asian allies who feel threatened by Chinese and whom we can help in various ways - Taiwan - Vietnam, Japan - Malaysia, Thailand - South Korea - Even our neighbours who have begun to lean towards chipanda Srilanka/bangladesh need to be made aware of consequ...
by bhavik
24 Jun 2010 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 127916

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Rightly Said. China will not attack first. It has no reasons except border disputes, which currently cannot form the basis for a all out war. Instead, chinis would instigate our trigger happy pig headed western neighbours with - Nuclear Plants, - Missiles - Fighters - Naval Crafts and other arsenal ...
by bhavik
11 Jun 2010 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1039473

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The criticism or praise from Chief ( past or present ) is because they have the best grip and knowledge on the project development and knows exactly where thing stands from customer prespective and Kiccha is old hand. Most of the information released by ADA/DRDO would always present the best pictur...
by bhavik
26 May 2010 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

India would be foolish to buy teens -

http://www.hindustantimes.com/US-may-tu ... 48225.aspx
by bhavik
11 May 2010 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Any plane that is bought as part of MMRCA must enable India to fight a war under all circumstances and be independent of foreign policy of that particular country. F18 SH has following features: Day/night strikes with precision-guided weapons Anti-air warfare Fighter escort Close air support Suppre...
by bhavik
10 May 2010 03:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Video Shows multiple capabilities including automatic takeoff for F18.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIzHTWQZPB8
by bhavik
04 May 2010 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

If LCA is rated high by it's test pilots, why don't we see enthusiasm from iaf to induct this in large numbers? Is there some other reason for this? Yes, the test pilots haven't said that others can play with it yet. Can we please close this line of discussion now? Then IAF should cancel the order ...
by bhavik
04 May 2010 17:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

UAE may fund Rafale NG (Next Generation) fighter aircraft If this is going to happen, PAF will get their hands on it for sure,it would be better to select EF for MRCA,and partner with them on tranche 3. [[ First: IMVVHO, idrw needs to provide links when it cuts-pastes entire articles!!! As in this ...
by bhavik
04 May 2010 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Come on man, do you really think Pak can afford enough Rafales to pose a threat? :D They cant afford even a square meal,but they are known for the tactics to squeeze what they need,they were allowed to smell what f-16 block 60's are, so we cant rule out possibility of the Rafales in PAF either as f...
by bhavik
04 May 2010 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

So, economics and exports, although very valid topics by themselves, do not fit into this particular discussion. The question is (to my mind at least) what is the best path for a great ROI. At this point in time, I just happen to feel that upgrading MKIs to MKIIs is not as good a ROI. Comments? I g...
by bhavik
03 May 2010 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

Why could not IAF see that they would have needed a better engine in 2003 or 4?
by bhavik
03 May 2010 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

The MKII, it seems, will have to be structurally modified to accommodate the new engine. Modifying a used frame does not seem to be a good idea. Besides that one important point, a larger engine (MKII) would mean other components (radar) would be larger too - we should expect that. So, "upgrad...
by bhavik
03 May 2010 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The MKII, it seems, will require some modifications (to accommodate the new engine). Making structural changes to a used frame does not seem to be a good idea - from a structural PoV - it may be great from an "order", "keep the line moving", etc PoV. (Note that with a larger eng...
by bhavik
03 May 2010 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

CT time guys, A little bird tells me that the MMRAC competition is just a cover for the framing of GSQR for and Tejas MK 2 and the proposed AMCA/ FGCA. Why you ask?? Because it allows the Indian Mil Industrial complex a good hard long look at what is relative state of the art in the Combat aviation...
by bhavik
03 May 2010 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

CT time guys, A little bird tells me that the MMRAC competition is just a cover for the framing of GSQR for and Tejas MK 2 and the proposed AMCA/ FGCA. Why you ask?? Because it allows the Indian Mil Industrial complex a good hard long look at what is relative state of the art in the Combat aviation...
by bhavik
30 Apr 2010 18:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Choices are to be done based on requirements not on fashion. If other did something we have analyse before repeating the same.(Remember look before you leap) APFSDS and HEAT works for both anti-tank and vehicle roles. HESH works against for fortified defensive formations also. Smooth bore european ...
by bhavik
30 Apr 2010 16:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I think T90 fanboys started whole discussion (smoothbore v/s rifled) just to derail the real debate "As of today - whether more Arjuns or more T90s should suit our defence needs?" When people say things like fanboys et al, you know that they are resorting to sledging tacitcs because point...
by bhavik
30 Apr 2010 15:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Army did state GSQR that it needed rifled guns - it is a different issue that we given a choice IA wants rifled guns but when offered by ruskies it accepts a smoothbore. I think T90 fanboys started whole discussion (smoothbore v/s rifled) just to derail the real debate "As of today - whether mo...
by bhavik
29 Apr 2010 13:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

How frequently is cleaning required for smooth bore vs rifled bore?
by bhavik
29 Apr 2010 13:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784300

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

When you catch a spy,
do you make the info public instantly Or you wait till entire spy ring is destroyed ?

Are Indian agencies controlled by dumbos?
by bhavik
27 Apr 2010 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

AND what stopped IAF from completing trials earlier?
by bhavik
27 Apr 2010 13:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I dont know if this has been posted earlier ... http://frontierindia.net/dissimilar-combat-arjun-mbt-vs-t-90s-specs Questions to all experts 1. "As of today" which tank is better - Arjun or T90? If arjun is equally manvourable, speedy, accurate, easy to operate and most of all indigenous. ...
by bhavik
26 Apr 2010 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1001142

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Everything is commercial!
MoD needs to be quick
1. Cancel all deals with USA.
2. Exclude F18, F16 from MMRCA race.
3. Can russia be made to stop engines for Porkistani JF-17's?
by bhavik
26 Apr 2010 21:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I believe Avram served around the IDFs 1982 invasion of Lebanon. hmm, merk-I's that served in that war are supposed to have been the first in service tanks with ERA. I believe the drawbacks mentioned for ERA are still true even with new age ERA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_armour#Explosi...
by bhavik
23 Apr 2010 14:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517167

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I guess IA (or MoD as some would claim) does not admit that it made mistakes on many fronts 1. Artillery 2. Logistics - esp. Borders roads - Ladakh, NE. 3. and most of all MBT - chose just T90 . And it is definitely clear by now that it never faced as stringent GSQR's as Arjun. , probably was induct...
by bhavik
19 Apr 2010 20:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 823377

Re: LCA news and discussion

Am I reading correctly ??? the article says 6 squadrons on LCA ordered instead of 2. The first LCA prototype flew in 2000 but there are still major glitches with its engine which are in the process of being ironed out. Even so, the IAF is known to be not entirely happy with the aircraft, which is wh...
by bhavik
08 Apr 2010 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

nope , I think it rules out RAFALE from MRCA.
by bhavik
07 Apr 2010 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Found this amazing PS of a Gripen in IAF colours..must say it looks gorgeous ! the camo is mostly reminescent of the earlier MiG-29 camo scheme, complete with anti-glare paint near the canopy front and KB serial. Gripen image in IAF colours Why do IAF aircrafts have such brightly coloured roundels ...
by bhavik
06 Apr 2010 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046791

Re: China Military Watch

Are we helpless sitting duck for everyone ? http://www.ptinews.com/news/597303_Chinese-agents-hack-into-India-s-secret-documents What is indian govt. upto? I seriously doubt the credibility of cuh news, this is not as easy as internet hacking. A ring of network is interconnected within themselves a...
by bhavik
06 Apr 2010 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046791

Re: China Military Watch

Are we helpless sitting duck for everyone ?

http://www.ptinews.com/news/597303_Chin ... -documents

What is indian govt. upto?
by bhavik
31 Mar 2010 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Poll: Indirect US funding of Pakistani terrorist groups
Replies: 57
Views: 5412

Re: Poll: Indirect US funding of Pakistani terrorist groups

I would be delighted if knowledgeable BR members could confirm if this really happened ----------------------------- An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly that made the world community smile. A representative from India began: ‘Before beginning ...
by bhavik
27 Mar 2010 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Again, the opinion that MIG-35 and SH cleared the tests is simply wrong! The Hindu wrote (which is the news Livefist is refering to) that 4 out of 5 tested aircraft failed. These 5 tested were F-16, Eurofighter, Rafale, Super Hornet and MIG-35. 4 of these failed. The 6th contender (Gripen) had not ...
by bhavik
29 Jan 2010 13:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 187110

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

what abt internal weapon bay?
can see it clearly in the first pic posted..
by bhavik
27 Jan 2010 13:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Refer my previous post
CM what do say abt it?
by bhavik
27 Jan 2010 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 935368

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I do not understand why most of seniors are against US teens, while GOI is procuring force multipliers like P8I, WLRs and artillery guns. Well, it may be because you have not been reading what most knowledgeable people have been writing here. For example, Kartik's last post addresses your EPE fasci...
by bhavik
30 Dec 2009 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1158431

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

China mulling naval base in Gulf of Aden: admiral http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hs9FI-bp-ej_mwo-HTAa4KBny6EA As the world's largest importer of crude oil, China is reportedly interested in establishing naval bases in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand and the Sout...
by bhavik
14 Oct 2009 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046791

Re: China Military Watch

A very comprehensive desription of PRC's proliferation activities in Porkistan.
http://www.nti.org/db/china/npakpos.htm
Apologies if poster earlier.
by bhavik
10 Oct 2009 00:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 962968

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Still , even with high pilot workload ... would'nt 2 MKI's be better off scaring any opponent compared to one?
2 MKI can carry a lot more ammo / missiles than one.
In combat are 2 pilots in single a/c more effective than 2 pilots in 2 ac's?

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