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by sawant
11 Jun 2012 15:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 214148

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

But wouldn't some of these missiles be reserves/backups?
by sawant
17 Nov 2011 00:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 917388

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Like all ballistic missiles, example the old Polaris missiles and the current Trident missiles use internal gyros for stability in flight. so Agni dosent need any stabilizing fins on the missile more detailed information about missiles http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/navy/nrtc...
by sawant
16 Nov 2011 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 917388

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

just wondering.. no stabilizing fins on the missile ? how does it correct its path then...
by sawant
22 Oct 2011 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2618
Views: 370773

Re: Military Flight Safety

Just wondering was the flight path and waypoints pre-determined ... if so I am not sure if the IAF has a process where a rescue aircraft is on standby for all flights that can quickly take to the skies once ground control thinks there is a problem.... I guess not just technology but the process and ...
by sawant
04 Oct 2011 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2448
Views: 422687

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

why can we not equip every such unit with a small hovering UAV for better intelligence... hand held or otherwise... does not matter how many pigs died ... they were successful in getting our youngest and bravest... some rules of engagements should be looked at... why does the officer have to do all ...
by sawant
13 Jul 2011 20:27
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 91363

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

hopefully the rains may have dampened the explosions... but not much to hope for... if after all the evidence we still have a guest enjoying our hospitality in a high security prison instead of the 72 up there - not much can deter small time crooks like these ...
by sawant
13 Jul 2011 03:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 761057

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

http://www.claws.in/index.php?action=master&task=903&u_id=155 Intel wing for the CRPF: Not the Right Move Bibhu Prasad Routray E-Mail- bibhuroutray@gmail.com This only begs the question... what guarantee that Pakjabs wont send a nuke or a low yield device our way... what makes us convinced ...
by sawant
03 Jul 2011 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 768801

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Not sure if we discussed this... but any plans for ejection seats in LCH... i remember some Russian copter whose blades would come off and the pilots could eject ...
by sawant
30 Jun 2011 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 892282

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Just curious... I thought at least the Sukhois would be able to fly without ground control guiding them ?
by sawant
16 May 2011 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1942
Views: 412795

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

VikramS wrote:FWIW Our BMD program might do the TSP what SDI did to the USSR

I guess just our conventional spending has been effective enough... unfortunately the Chinese and unkils might continue to bankroll the army as they have done before
by sawant
07 May 2011 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 205700

Re: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Great post by Rudraji... Made my day !!! although I sincerely hope that we don't spend the next 20 years fighting these elements... not sure if we have to sacrifice our young officers for that ... we should really learn from our history ( which we dont obviously ) and this time anticipate and win th...
by sawant
06 May 2011 17:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 632736

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I hope they review all the border roads to ensure all our tanks including Arjun can go through... else every 10 years there will be more digging and shovelling... and I hope they try to broaden the tunnels/bridges as well... else it may jam the whole route...
by sawant
25 Feb 2011 20:08
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 761057

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I wonder how good is our intelligence if SFs are compromised...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 572055.cms
by sawant
02 Sep 2010 11:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

But what kind of modifications would we want on american fighters... that we could not have done with the MKIs or others in our inventory.... why do we need every aircraft in our inventory to fire every possible weapon ... you can not have a Ferrari which is fuel-efficient,yet fast and sleek isn't i...
by sawant
25 Aug 2010 07:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Also these guys practice more than regular US Air Force Pilot (Watched a documentary on discovery regarding the qualification for Blue Angels and their routines once they are selected) Darn I missed B-2 and F-22s... but agree for the Blue Angels... considering they perform almost every month... the...
by sawant
22 Aug 2010 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 632736

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The Pakistani Army should not be seen as the heroic force fighting the evil Hindus who shell civilian homesteads and are afraid to fight the PA but should be the ones unable to defeat an implacable enemy, parked 5-6 km in Pak territory in Kashmir, Punjab, sending the public into a frothing rage at ...
by sawant
19 Aug 2010 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

:(( another RUMOR!!!! unless there is an official press release suggesting otherwise, this is just a ONE BIG CIRCUS! I sometimes wonder if I were a IAF pilot ( and I was not privy to insider info ) how I would be tossing in sleep wondering which beauty I will be laying my hands on... esp if I were ...
by sawant
19 Aug 2010 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

But Typhoon is already in service with Saudi Arabian Airforce. This means that Pakis and eventually the chinese will be able to lay hands on this fighter. Similarly UAE has ordered some pretty advanced Rafael fighters. This also will be accessible by the Pakis and the chinks. In that sense Pak must...
by sawant
19 Aug 2010 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1019273

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Yaaro LCA is a mig-21 replacement why put so many expectations on the kid's airframe. Baccha hai abhi se dont bend the pylons down. Instead let's do some hand-holding and ensure all equipment and electronics and weapons integration is fine. Then we can keep tinkering till it changes from baby-faced ...
by sawant
19 Aug 2010 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2317
Views: 482296

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I think India should really develop the UCAV in house.... If we try to source it from someone.. well firstly no one will want to part with such tech, secondly we would be perennially dependent on them for such tech and will NEVER bother to develop these tech at home... effectively we will be outsour...
by sawant
17 Aug 2010 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 982719

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Why do we even interview that a****** Could not keep his pants as a Gen or as a dictator.. really our media p***** me off under the guise of freedom... typical alpha male syndrome that guy has... why doesnt Thapar ask if we were weak and the forces were concentrated could not we outflank them too in...
by sawant
16 Aug 2010 08:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1563946

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I can guarantee that the Flash animation has been done by some contract IT worker who has picked up a few images from here and there - and the DRDO people responsible for actually looking at those images and animation have not bother to check what is online No point in blaming DRDO as such ... cons...
by sawant
16 Aug 2010 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 892282

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If I was a chinese general I would recommend to my government that this is the perfect time to attack India No doubt GOI is culpable in every way, but for the Chinese this is not really an opportune time. Any such conflict with India today will impact the global economic recovery, weaken the curren...
by sawant
16 Aug 2010 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 892282

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Germany with a population 1/5 that of ours at the time of second world war had approx 5 million soldiers that is more than 200 divisions It's doubtless that we need more, but having conscription like Germany or plain numbers like the Soviets is not going to help us in the long run. Besides such a h...
by sawant
09 Aug 2010 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

My only Q about choosing either the Rafale or the Typhoon is that both are more expensive than the SU-30MKIs,which are supposedly superior to both and which aircraft will the IAF in future use as "bomb trucks" for close-support/ground support? Would not the MKIs and MMRCAs be sanitizing t...
by sawant
09 Aug 2010 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

GeorgeWelch wrote:Hardly, GE has a very healthy commercial engine line.

I always thought heavy discounts on the engine are what makes commercial jetliners cheaper and worthy of ordering in good numbers... and that was offset by military contracts...
by sawant
02 Aug 2010 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Considering IN is already buying Mig 29Ks, NLCAs it really wud be a waste to buy SHs... its another matter that considering we are a peninsular country we dont have adequate Naval fighters... if we do end up with the SH then hopefully we shd take as much ToT as possible and use it on LCA and other l...
by sawant
17 Jul 2010 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July)
Replies: 175
Views: 41290

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July

shiv wrote:Any comments on the intakes boys? Or is that for ellceeyay onlee?

Don't they look constricted... seems the engine will start panting after climbing a few thousand feet...
by sawant
17 Jul 2010 09:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July)
Replies: 175
Views: 41290

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July

Singha wrote:I am sure the BBC and brit media will give it excellent coverage showing how moderate and scientific muslim nations beats the terrorist stereotype :)


It's their illegitimate baby after all... wot better time to mollycoddle it and help Brit troops get out...
by sawant
17 Jul 2010 09:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 913798

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think we would be naive to think the US will never give Pakistan good toys... although they may fear tech falling into chinese hands, they have enough contacts and intel in the main armed forces hierarchy to let them know if anything like that happened... if they can know abt nukes, surely unkil c...
by sawant
13 Jul 2010 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 918965

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Carl_T wrote:Lost a SF guy in a PKO? Why do we risk important assets in PKOs? Is it to give them combat experience?


In IT-speak I guess UN operations are onsite opportunities... :mrgreen:
by sawant
13 Jul 2010 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 918965

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I am wondering what the prevalent attitude of senior officers in the IA are regarding fitness of senior officers. Well, even the average American aadmi and naari are fitter than SDREs, so that's the baseline. In fact if you look at the sunnier states like Florida/California, the average middle-clas...
by sawant
12 Jul 2010 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Cartosat 2B launch scheduled for 12th July 2010
Replies: 134
Views: 24007

Re: Cartosat 2B launch scheduled for 12th July 2010

Have to say ... considering crores of rupees are spent.. and some in case of cryogenic engines.... we go for a 'live' test instead of testing on the ground... would not it be better to have cameras etc at certain stages instead of always relying on non-visual sensors... PR aside it may provide visua...
by sawant
09 Jul 2010 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1136823

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The US modified Ohio class subs to carry 154 tomahawks at billions of $$ .. wonder if it wud be cheaper for us to follow that idea and have dedicated subs with Brahmos etc...

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2002378,00.html
by sawant
07 Jul 2010 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1019273

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Kanson wrote:

Indeed! Even ATV inauguration paled. But it misses the star line-up as witnessed during Tejas with ABV etc or MMS with ATV.[/quote]

I am happy that MMS etc was not present.... don't want another naming ceremony later ... God knows what kind of name they wud come up with...
by sawant
07 Jul 2010 01:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1019273

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Is the LCA-N unveiled today a 2-seater? Look at this photo from http://livefist.blogspot.com . Click on it for the larger res image. I thought they would have a single-seater LCA-N first! That's the trainer version... at least that's what it says on the top of the shed from where the NLCA is shown ...
by sawant
30 Jun 2010 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1025734

Re: China Military Watch

How thoughtful! But I wonder what would happen to the performance of the same troops when they actually move out to operate? In a way, they would never really get acclimatized to the harsh environs. I think the oxygen barracks would be more useful in case of casualties... helping soldiers recover f...
by sawant
30 Jun 2010 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123643

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 conseq...
by sawant
30 Jun 2010 20:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123643

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

Do you think that india is worth enough for the world to spill their blood in ww-3.India has lost importance to world after partition.Pakistan is more importan for world to advance their strategic interests than india. OT but its a bit like that John Cusack disaster movie "2012" where no ...

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