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by Mayuresh
23 Dec 2015 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389775

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

INS Godavari (F20) will be retired today - first of the Project 16 ships. That leaves IN with 14 frigates. Hope they sell/gift the ship to a friendly country or a country with which we need to build relationships, instead of sinking it for target practice or scrapping it for metal. It has been in s...
by Mayuresh
02 Jan 2015 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 50625

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Anyone revealed the name of the ICG ship involved in the incident ? It would be interesting to ascertain what weapon was used for the warning shots. The only weapon capable of warning shots on the ICGS RajRatan is the 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun. I doubt if they would use assault rifles (or other handgu...
by Mayuresh
16 Jul 2014 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217916

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Ref: http://bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=21135 Since INS Kolkata has completed trials and has already been handed over to the navy, I presume the commissioning is just a formality and the ship can de deployed as necessary even wiothout the official commissioning ceremony. If that is the...
by Mayuresh
14 Jul 2014 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347078

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

How come the CISF are wearing two colours of boots - brown (CISF personnel on the left in both pics, incl the lady) and black (CISF personnel on the right in the second pic) ? It is a pretty standard dress code for police foces across India. Difference is due to the different levels of the service ...
by Mayuresh
24 Jun 2014 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217916

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Shiv Aroor has several new pics of the Kamorta class: http://www.livefistdefence.com/ This TOI article talks about the Kamortas being 3400 tonnes full load displacement. That's bigger than a Leander: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=21082 kala desi has been sneakily inducting fr...
by Mayuresh
02 Dec 2013 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

And got confirmation from a serving officer. Commodores commanding a ship will wear a Capt's stripes. Thanks Akshay and Eric, that helps a lot. Quite interesting that a Commodore will wear Captain's stripes when commanding a ship. I guess there is an equivalent of this situation in the Air-Force be...
by Mayuresh
27 Nov 2013 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

All carriers are always commanded by Commodores ( for the last couple of decades atleast). On board the Commodore is referred to as Captain. Subs, Destroyers and Frigates are commanded by Captains. Corvettes by Commanders and smaller ships by Lt Cdrs. INS Viraat is commanded by a Captain (Captain R...
by Mayuresh
27 Nov 2013 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

One of the reasons why Commodore commands the carrier is heavier rank structures in Indian armed forces because of issues with pay, career progression opportunities, position of armed forces within the govt, absoprtion of personnel into civilian roles etc. All have a bearing. Thanks for the explana...
by Mayuresh
20 Nov 2013 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Great to see the INS Vikramaditya finally join service. Usually, the commanding officer of big IN ships has the rank of Captain. But I read somewhere [cannot remember where :-( ] that the INS Vikraaditya would be commanded by a Commodore for the first few years. What is the possibility of that happe...
by Mayuresh
09 Feb 2012 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347078

Re: US Navy Seal Team 6

7. Fourth from the right has three artillery simulators and CS gas grenades on his belly. He's the 'shock and awe' guy . What do you mean by 'shock and awe' guy :?: he probably is the one entrusted with creating a diversion with a loud bang, possibly to make it sound like heavy artillery shelling
by Mayuresh
09 Feb 2012 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347078

US Navy Seal Team 6

This is a pic (got from a friend on FB) of the Seal Team 6 before they got Osama (probably this is a mock drill before they were deployed for the task). Did not know where to post it, but this is the closest forum, I am guessing? http://twitter.com/mayureshgaikwad/status/167403005904293888/photo/1 [...
by Mayuresh
08 Feb 2012 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267367

Italy buys JSF over Typhoon?

http://theaviationist.com/2012/02/08/f35-typhoon/ A freelance Italian Journo (quite a respected aviation journo) mentioned on his blog that Italy has decided to buy the JSF as it is cheaper than the typhoon. Can someone confirm if this news is true? it could have appeared in Italian newspapers but s...
by Mayuresh
03 Feb 2012 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 458
Views: 93712

Re: Military Humor and related

Just remembered an urban legend, have adopted it to suit Indian conditions. Sorry if it is a repost USS George H W Bush, somewhere in the Indian Ocean with her usual flotilla of assorted vessels, gets a call on the radio Caller: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision....
by Mayuresh
31 Jan 2012 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347078

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I want to see pics of lady SPG :(( at 17:48 she can be seen approaching the PM's car from the left-hand side of the screen, as the car comes to a halt. She walks up to the far side, on the side the PM's wife emerges. Lady not hard to track; without a tie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXP_F7SW8p0 Q...
by Mayuresh
27 Jan 2012 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Republic Day Celebrations Trivia :-)

None of the regiments that march on Rajpath on Republic day are allowed to carry any ammunition in their weapons. We all know that there are no rounds in the tanks and the missiles are obviously either mock-ups or without warheads. But I did not know that the infantry too don't have bullets in their...
by Mayuresh
25 Jan 2012 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778297

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^I was under the impression only MARCOS were allowed to keep beards. Everyone in the Navy can sport a beard with the Commanding Officer's permission. But I don't think any Navy personnel are deputed to the NSG, I always thought it was Army & Para Military units. Could this guy be an ex-Marcos ...
by Mayuresh
24 Jan 2012 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347078

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Always there are the Dakota T-72's and the T-90's not the Arjun MBT. I don't know who chooses the tanks on Parade. Uddu, I remember the Arjun was on display on Republic Day 2010. Maybe they just take turns. Any jingos know if T-90 was on display for Republic Day 2011? That would boost the "tak...
by Mayuresh
21 Dec 2011 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 217572

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The good Colonel should have said - Thanks for all the sex, go ahead and publish my pictures :) On a serious note, I don't understand why he should be punished. He did the right thing by reporting to higher authorities that the ISI approached him. If he has been used by the RAW as a double agent, he...
by Mayuresh
08 Dec 2011 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503774

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/multibarrel-launcher-pinaka-tested/209964-60-117.html Quote: "A scientist said Pinaka can neutralise a target area of 350 square km" :eek: :shock: :eek: :shock: :eek: :shock: :eek: Is the DDMitis or did they just make the system more lethal? Or is he talking abou...
by Mayuresh
22 Nov 2011 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561884

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

In the thrid pic (the one with 2 men in Ghilli suits), are they the desert commandos of Rajasthan? I remember a programme on Times Now by Maroof Raza profiling this team as one of India's special forces and he called them "desert commandos of Rajasthan" who operate in 4-man teams out of an...
by Mayuresh
21 Oct 2011 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Just wondering: Our Phalcon AWACS is reputed to be able to detect a/c on the ground and distinguish them from ground clutter. Can we use it to search for the MIG-29 that crashed in Himachal Pradesh? I am guessing it should be able to pinpoint a mass of metal in a valley with not much human activity....
by Mayuresh
07 Oct 2011 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Mayureshji, fire up bhu-Googal or Googal-dharti and you wll find that Quetta is more than 550 km or more from anywhere near the Pakhana coast. The Rambha will have to fly 250 plus km into Pakistan and back to hit Quetta with Brahmos. However Quetta is just 400 odd Km from the Rajasthan border. Tota...
by Mayuresh
07 Oct 2011 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

On the drop tanks, my best guess is that the pilot can decide which tanks to use first. Consider the foll scenario: A flight of Rambhas takes off from Pune with 2 drop tanks each and some ammunition (a-a, a-g). Mission is to approach Gwadar through the sea route, bomb the port, release a Brahmos tha...
by Mayuresh
05 Nov 2010 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!
Replies: 206
Views: 37177

Re: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!

Kaveri fitted on the Tejas shall be rejected by the IAF due to low thrust. But can we not still fit it and export the plane as completely indigenious? There are many countries out there who cannot afford any of the single engine MRCA contenders and are thinking of buying the JF-17 from China (or Pak...
by Mayuresh
04 Nov 2010 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Thanks guys. Also, the second part - if push comes to shove, can the AJT lob a few bombs / be used for ground attack? Also, just read this news item: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-bomber-aircrafts-to-escort-Obamas-plane-in-Mumbai/articleshow/6871962.cms Just wondering if the reporter d...
by Mayuresh
02 Nov 2010 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Naiive Newbie Queston: Just wondering why we need the BAE Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer - Can the Su30MKI not do the job given that the WSO also has all the pilot controls. I am assuming that pilots training on the Hawk would have already been trained on the basic and Intermediate Jet trainers - could t...
by Mayuresh
14 Sep 2010 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^ I agree with most of your points. Some points to consider are: 1. We are anyways facing a shortage of fighters and are on the brink of making major purchases soon, so procuring naval variants of the MRCS & LCA are options that we can consider 2. I am probably being naive here, but I am guessi...
by Mayuresh
14 Sep 2010 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^ That would mean that only non heavy Naval fighters with very good t/w ratio (or the likes of sea harriers) can be operated. Also, the IAF pilots would have to given specific training regarding that. Won't any Naval fighter (heavy or non heavy) that operates from STOBAR aircraft carriers be able ...
by Mayuresh
14 Sep 2010 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Another newbie question. Is a Stobar configuration difficult to build on land? I am wondering if we could build STOBAR configuration forward airbases in the mountaineous regions (say Ladakh / Himachal / Sikkim / Arunachal) to operate fighter squadrons (I understand we won't be able to land transport...
by Mayuresh
05 Sep 2010 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914796

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

an article says today's blockII test ended in a supersonic dive on target rather than usual side-on low level hit. this is likely to hit very strong or underground targets like command centers or hardened concrete shelters that usually have earth & rock berms on the sides for additional protect...
by Mayuresh
02 Sep 2010 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I didn't get you. ALCMs like the Kh-59, JSOW et al are technically BVR ATG missiles. I think you are right. I was thinking more on the lines of a typical A2A BVR missile where the a/c locks on to a target and then guides the missile to it. Cruise missiles (say a BrahMos launched from our Rambha) wo...
by Mayuresh
02 Sep 2010 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Guys, a newbie question.

How feasible is it to make a BVR ATG guided missile/bomb? I have never heard of any such thing before.
by Mayuresh
25 Aug 2010 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

From LCH Thread: Yeah, we followed your 'naming' discussion quite closely actually! Even we have been tying ourselves up in quite a few knots on that one! At the risk of getting some brickbats thrown on me for re-opening it all over again, does any one has a good name to suggest?? :) I suggest Cheet...
by Mayuresh
21 Aug 2010 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Team, the newbie is back - I had posted this before but with no reply :( How feasible would it be to design an armoured vehicle capable of defeating Man-portable ATGMs? I am assuming that Man-portable ATGMs would not be as potent as vehicle mounted ones due to their smaller size. Such a vehicle coul...
by Mayuresh
16 Aug 2010 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Independence Day Wishes !!!
Replies: 99
Views: 11942

Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

This Independence Day, let us remember the sacrifices of the freedom fighters who fought the British and got us our freedom and the soldiers who have sacrificed so much over the years to ensure that our freedom is not violated. My modest defence Wishlist for this Independence Day: Air Force 1. Compl...
by Mayuresh
15 Aug 2010 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Team, the newbie is back - How feasible would it be to produce an armoured vehicle capable of defeating Man-portable ATGMs? I am assuming that Man-portable ATGMs would not be as potent as vehicle mounted ones. Such a vehicle could be used to fire long range ATGMs (say range of around 15 km) and coul...
by Mayuresh
15 Aug 2010 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1091162

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Why can't the Kaveri power the LCA trainer? The trainer is also a complete combat-ready a/c and is used as such. Plus, due to duplication of controls for the trainer and the trainee, there would be some increase in weight, so an underpowered engine would be a further handicap in a trainer a/c. I th...
by Mayuresh
15 Aug 2010 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889989

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^^ Also, factually incorrect reporting. He claims that India shall be operating 330 Su30MKI in total, when that number should have been 272 - 2(crashed) = 270. 50 (initial batch, deal in 1996)+ 140 (to be manuf. by HAL, deal in 2000)+ 40 (in 2007) + 42 (in 2010) ---> Mr. Thapar reporting with compl...
by Mayuresh
04 Jul 2010 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I assume you still have maverick and cougar in mind. Not really. I was just wondering if putting names to planes (or at least keeping the combination of pilot-WSO the same like rally drivers or tennis doubles partners) would increase performance in crunch situations. I guess the IAF can easily keep...
by Mayuresh
04 Jul 2010 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525390

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

The newbie is back - A question about the IAF All of us get used to the specific car we have been using for a long time. Let's say I own an Indica and am used to driving it. If one day, i drive my friend's Indica (with exactly the same trim level), I still shall take some time to adjust to this new ...

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