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by jai
27 Oct 2016 15:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - 20th Anniversary
Replies: 92
Views: 23383

Re: Bharat Rakshak - 20th Anniversary

Reaching him is easy, getting him more difficult given his extensive travels with the PM and otherwise !! Chanakya is a very hardworking and busy man !
by jai
29 Jan 2015 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 97898

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Which is why I have said before that Bikram Singh was a disaster. This article should find its way to Parikkar and Modi. Lets see if they do anything. Or if nothing changes and it remains business as usual. Agreed. Amongst the worst political appointees in the top spot. And worae, IAs own internal ...
by jai
21 Nov 2013 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253178

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Hi-Res. Clicky https://lh6.ggpht.com/-0Lg3SahwcmQ/Uog32hSnb5I/AAAAAAAALZM/JDmIxjDGT_U/Boeing-P-8I-Maritime-Aircraft-Indian%25255B1%25255D.jpg via http://www.aame.in/2013/11/boeing-sends-india-its-second-p-8i.html -------------------------------------------------------- the officer marked number '6'...
by jai
22 Aug 2013 20:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 672087

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Murugan wrote:Maj Gen GD Bakshi Talks on Politicizing Terror A Disaster in Making.

A must watch for every BRF-ite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7wwUk96 ... e=youtu.be


Thanks for sharing this video. I found another one that merits a watch.

by jai
01 Aug 2013 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 306721

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

[quote="Victor"] Tender for IAF planes hits air pocket I am not surprised- I remember reading the rfp doc published and wondering why is the rip asking for a 800 km cruise speed - from the competing aircraft- clearly only one could - and that's not a hardcore lifter but a civilian conversi...
by jai
19 Jul 2013 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 132023

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

they are likely pinning hopes on upping the mrca order to 200 quickly. with exchange rates and economic situation will be hard for any govt to approve. That is not going to solve the immediate problem of dwindling numbers increasingly unreliable Mig-21s. Even if the MRCA order is increased, the fir...
by jai
05 Jun 2013 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680127

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

They could very well have been inserted into the country through HALO jump, hiked 20-30 kms to reach ambush site, camped for a day or two and then ex-filtrated to some RDZ. Is NSG ever going to be used in such a role? The only organization I think which will ever be used in such a role is SG. And i...
by jai
03 Jun 2013 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680127

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Not sure if someone's already mentioned this - Nat Geo HD is showing a series called Close Quarter Battles - CQB, and another one called Helicopter wars - forum members may like to check these out.
by jai
31 May 2013 12:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 162676

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

nits wrote:Gurus - Can anyone let me know what is the closest we have in Indian Inventory compared to S 300


I am no guru, but the answer is - Currently and deployed - Nothing !

Things may change once LRSAM and PD/AD are deployed.
by jai
14 May 2013 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Tata Safari spiced up with LandRover cross terrain tech can turn out to be a top choice. The Chinese will turn green with envy if they see Indian troops rolling around in landrovers :) This will be a good incentive for Tata's to set up a LandRover manufacturing facility in India for export to rest ...
by jai
03 May 2013 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 134140

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

There is a five min film on youtube. The k9 seems to be based around the crusader concept Completely automated shell and charge storing and loading system Highly automated reload vehicle that uses a same chassis and transfers using a loading belt instead of a gun in front Full marks to korea. Overa...
by jai
02 May 2013 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 607824

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Seeing the current scenario one country (which is friendly towards India) is actually feeling good ..... Bhutan You may ask why ? because Bhutan is considered to be the weakest neighboring country of China ! Well, not anymore guys , that place is well taken by India and that too on good merit. We I...
by jai
19 Apr 2013 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 134140

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Narayana Rao wrote:Further you also missed Arjun is a Natasha one. Not a Indian.


How so ? Would you care to enlighten us on this grand hypothesis ?
by jai
10 Apr 2013 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 134140

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Does anyone remember IA's official reasons for rejecting tank Ex ? http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Equipment/Others/351-Tank-Ex.html At 47 tons , with Arjun's armament package, and being an indigenous solution, I thought it came closest to the FMBT concept and also perhaps the best upgrade...
by jai
10 Apr 2013 23:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 581150

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Singha wrote:a permanent reduction in the number of squadrons, carriers, air wings and bases is surely coming. global power on that scale is hyper expensive.


Good opportunity for iaf/ ia to pick up used and cheap transports, UCav's, and a host of other equipment.
by jai
10 Apr 2013 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 581150

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Russia’s Revived Il-76 Airlifter Now in Flight Test Speaking to the media earlier this month, Ilyushin general director Victor Livanov said that the advent of the Il-76MD90A “means restoration of our in-country skills to design and manufacture airlifters. This was something we lost after the Soviet...
by jai
02 Nov 2012 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 607824

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Recently at a gathering in NYC, I ran into a retired Philipino army general. He said ..." aircraft carrieer or no aircraft carrier or stealth planes....the Chinese can never dream of chasing us away from the Spartly islands. The Philipinos, the Malaysians and the Indonesians will fight the Chi...
by jai
27 Sep 2012 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 725
Views: 40225

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

A retired def officer I spoke to recently - who had spent 17 years dealing with babus confessed saying they were clearly told which companies to order equpt from - if they choose any other than the one prescribed, files would not be cleared for years stalling the very procurement - whereas th favori...
by jai
27 Sep 2012 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253178

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

As far as AFB's are concerned - another factor is dual usage ones - which share facilities with their civil counterparts - Pune, Jodhpur, Palam etc. Igi has thousands of people - airline staff, contractors, airport staff etc etc all over it 24*7, and while it may not have fancy fighters, the AFB is ...
by jai
26 Sep 2012 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253178

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

IAF base security needs to be ramped up substantially. That picture shows how easy it might be for a team of saboteurs to disable/destroy the aircraft parked on the apron just before the country is attacked (open road on the left and single fencing protecting the aircraft). Same thing I saw at Pune ...
by jai
26 Sep 2012 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3001
Views: 253178

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Vishal Jolapara wrote:^ Looks like Palam, the AF Museam hangar should be ahead of the hangar (not pictured here), down the road


This is the ARC Apron at IGI Delhi, not IAF Palam.
by jai
19 Sep 2012 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 137532

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Can the DRDO move away from Agni xyz, and reach for a full blown ICBM. I am sick and tried of a new missile for every 1000 Km increment in range. At this rate we will have Agni 10 for a 10000 Km range missile. With Agni 6 for 6000 Km. Agni 7 for 7000 Km so on and so forth. Boss, does it occur to yo...
by jai
17 Sep 2012 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Does anyone remember what happened to the "light" tank rfp for 300 ?

Did no one respond ?

Or, has the MOD understood light to mean 47 tons ? Wonder if they will order AN 124's next !
by jai
14 Sep 2012 11:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 434937

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Howitzers tender scrapped again NEW DELHI: Government has scrapped an army tender worth over Rs 4,600 crore to procure 180 self-propelled howitzers, the fourth such cancellation, and initiated a fresh process in this regard. The tender issued two years back was cancelled recently following complain...
by jai
12 Sep 2012 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 151134

Re: Indian Army History Thread

ramana wrote:Two links on Pundit nain Singh Rawat, the first of the Himalaya explorers for the British

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nain_Singh_Rawat

and

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgu ... srawat.pdf


Fascinating read !! Thank you for sharing this.
by jai
11 Sep 2012 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Thanks Jai. Is there any other recourse still available to the govt to challenge this judgement again? The govt had appealed the decision and has now lost it so AFAIK, it has no recourse. However, one can't put anything beyond these characters. This same GoI has subverted supreme court verdicts bef...
by jai
07 Sep 2012 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

kancha wrote:Gurus,
Can anyone pl throw some light on this?

Pay Rs1600 Cr Arrears to Army Officers - SC



Please read my post above.
by jai
04 Sep 2012 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 132023

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Dear All, We finally won, this matter was not merely a case but a mission for us!!!   And our patience and efforts were tried to the extreme... despite the earlier final order of the Supreme Court, the fruits of success kept on all alluding us since the UOI chose to take the most unusual course of p...
by jai
04 Sep 2012 20:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 180535

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Dear All, We finally won, this matter was not merely a case but a mission for us!!!   And our patience and efforts were tried to the extreme... despite the earlier final order of the Supreme Court, the fruits of success kept on all alluding us since the UOI chose to take the most unusual course of p...
by jai
04 Sep 2012 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Dear All, We finally won, this matter was not merely a case but a mission for us!!!   And our patience and efforts were tried to the extreme... despite the earlier final order of the Supreme Court, the fruits of success kept on all alluding us since the UOI chose to take the most unusual course of p...
by jai
04 Sep 2012 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Please see the updated post below, unable to delete this one.
by jai
04 Sep 2012 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 137532

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Military to buy DRDO missiles worth Rs 1 lakh cr in 10 yrs At the tightly guarded “Missile Complex” outside Hyderabad, three Defence Research & Develo-pment Organisation (DRDO) laboratories will, for the first time, provide the military with a range of indigenous tactical missiles. With India’s...
by jai
01 Sep 2012 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Ref the article above - given the political uncertainty, upa already seems to be getting ready for poll mode - so more money will go into populist schemes now than defense. These guys may even stall current projects and Leave them for the next govt - unless HMV is getting richer from it. They know t...
by jai
27 Aug 2012 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

India evaluating China’s military exercises in Tibet Keen to get at least the Air Force also on board, the CCS is learnt to have asked the armed forces to further work out finer details and come up with a compact proposal for raising a strike corps. Keywords: Cabinet Committee on Security, Indo-Chi...
by jai
22 Aug 2012 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 137532

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3801047.ece Drdo blames army for launching the missiles before they got a Lock on target. Conspiracy ? How long should the target acquisition by the missile take before launch - and what is involved- does the gunner acquire the target and pass...
by jai
21 Aug 2012 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

It's the same mindset that prevailed in 62. Politicians making fancy statements but denying the forces required capability. In any case, IAF and IN are still getting modern equipment despite delays whereas its the IA that's lagging behind in almost everything - again for which it can only blame itse...
by jai
21 Aug 2012 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

To all the bashers of the reported article above - please read it again. It's one of the more impartial pieces of reporting seen of late. The study was done internally by controller of defense accounts - and not media ! Furthermore, the article also mentions the army dismissal of the report, so it's...
by jai
31 Jul 2012 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 137778

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

http://cyclicstories.blogspot.in/2011/11/dragon-strikes-again-part-1.html

Cyclic had done a scenario/story of a Chinese attack through Bhutan earlier. Posting for those who missed it out/may be interested. It's a long 10 part piece, but interesting !

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