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by Marut
04 May 2017 20:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 739418

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Bi modular charge system allows tailoring the charge and shell with the range required. It is an enabling factor for MRSI (Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact) feature in the guns. Basically fire multiple shells at different elevation from same gun so that time on target is the same. It is a force mu...
by Marut
14 Jan 2013 13:44
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 619566

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Now that we are nearing the endgame of the conflict with nukes in the matrix, it is most important for us (India) to extract maximum mileage out of this incident and use to our benefit. To begin with, retaliation with nukes on major Chinese cities/regions will squander away our tactical upper hand w...
by Marut
28 Dec 2012 21:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 619566

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Trinetra We fix 3 things: 1. China is put in place. No more bullying and difference in perception of the borders. 2. Our neighbours realize their place in the pecking order and fall in line. No more string of pearls crap. 3. 3.5 friends will have to reasses their Pakistan strategy as everyone likes ...
by Marut
08 Apr 2012 12:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 168314

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ from above post Agni-V is 17 metres tall and weighs 50 tonnes. Its diameter is two metres. All its three stages are powered by solid propellants. It can carry a nuclear warhead weighing 1.1 tonne and a dummy payload . The entire flight will last more than 1,000 seconds. It's one or the other, can...
by Marut
08 Apr 2012 12:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504525

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

On BIAL, initial reviews on this forum mentioned that is undersized and will saturate pretty soon. For the domestic terminal, the waiting area near the gates are very small similar. There are 50 odd seats near each gate considering that each domestic aircraft carry 120 passengers and there are usua...
by Marut
28 Mar 2012 14:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 202155

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

^ Now it makes sense

Ramesh Thakur is professor of international relations, Craw(l)ford School, Australian National University and adjunct professor in the Institute of Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University
by Marut
28 Mar 2012 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

finally I get the picture. MLRS addicts wants a B52/B1 squadron to bomb tactical targets like were used to pound the talib held ridgelines above the Shomali plains north of Kabul? TV showed a long line of explosions as 100s of 2000lb bombs came raining down from high level bombers. what you are ask...
by Marut
15 Mar 2012 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 361774

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Gunjur, Many Railway ministers went on to become PM, DyPM or such powerful Central ministers. The ones who held the portfolio after Jaffer Sharief are also heavyweight PM hopefuls (yes including Mamata!) By that count, Jaffer Sharief is a lightweight. Of course he was quite powerful in Karnataka, ne...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 361774

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Jaffer Sharief doesn't count since he wasn't any heavyweight nor did he covet the post, unlike his predecessors or followers. Of course, roads don't compare to rail in the throughput of people or cargo. But you miss my point. South has/had one of the densest road networks and bus transport systems w...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 361774

Re: Indian Railways Thread

^Rail network is the only thing worth talking about for transportation of masses in the Eastern & NE regions of India. Roads are no where close to match the reach and capacity of trains. TMC is looking to increase their footprint in this region, so no wonder Rail ministry is such a coveted one g...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 15:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 361774

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Maybe Mamata hasn't realized yet that Dinesh Trivedi is her party man onlee! Can't think of anything else to justify this volte-face. Why do politicos with absolute majority behaving in such deranged & despicable manner? Or is it that "Power corrupts, but Absolute power corrupts absolutely&...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 15:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162428

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

many moons ago, I had the good fortune of viewing four rambhas take off from lohegaon and do a some low level passes whilst maintaining the diamond formation. Absolute treat to the eyes and the soul wounded in kaarporate battles! That happy feeling & warmth spreading through the body is somethin...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

George kaka & Pranab da wore pants & pyjamas and still didn't keep a wallet, so why fault AKA for his lungi. If I'm not mistaken, it's the sari/dhoti clad leaders who've beaten the crap out of our long lost brethren. The one who didn't ended up backstabbed with an egg on his face. Dhoti or s...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

+1 to rohit. let's not go up the beaten path again!
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 13:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 287294

Re: Indian Roads Thread

X-post from Infra dhaaga The E Sreedharan led panel has opined against PPP in urban transport infra projects. Having worked on two such projects myself, I can't find myself disagreeing with them. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-03-13/news/31159693_1_ppp-model-metro-rail-urban-trans...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 144013

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

X-post from Infra dhaaga The E Sreedharan led panel has opined against PPP in urban transport infra projects. Having worked on two such projects myself, I can't find myself disagreeing with them. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-03-13/news/31159693_1_ppp-model-metro-rail-urban-trans...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147103

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

The E Sreedharan led panel has opined against PPP in urban transport infra projects. Having worked on two such projects myself, I can't find myself disagreeing with them.

http://articles.economictimes.indiatime ... -transport
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 13:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 287294

Re: Re:

another bangalore speciality I have not observed elsewhere is at unpoliced intersections instead of a certain anticlockwise or clockwise priority of vehicles (in US it is anticlockwise) everyone tries to establish a "first mover alpha gorilla" advantage and moves in, leading to a ugly dea...
by Marut
14 Mar 2012 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 168314

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

K-15 test fired BALASORE: After many postponements, the DRDO finally test-fired the most sophisticated submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), code named K-15. The weapon system was reportedly tested from an underwater launching platform off Visakhapatnam coast on Sunday. ..... This missile is...
by Marut
13 Mar 2012 18:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 211041

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Impressive , Thanks for putting that up Snehashis. It shows Exocet SM-39 in action .... hits some containers it carried 160 kg odd warhead , imagine Club with 400 kg warhead. But Scorpene is quite impressive sub and the sonar can hear lot of things including dolphins , shrimps etc :) Should give us...
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 655939

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^Does this LSP-7 flight have anything to do with my trip to BLR tommorrow? Guess they were scared of this jingo coming to town to shoot some butterflies :rotfl: Maybe I should shoot butterflies more often, maybe even some dolphins :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ps: happy birthday raghuk. Would said have a beer...
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 16:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 655939

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^Congrats to HAL-ADA team for this joyous occasion. Hope the sortie goes per plan and everything fits into its place.
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 110678

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

That is the catch. You need to have a valid US visa to transit at Heathrow. If you are a H1b holder, with a valid H1b but with say no stamp in passport(F1->H1 conversion, common case), or if your previous H1b stamp in passport has expired, or if you using Advance Parole(with no stamp in PP), then y...
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^Let's me rephrase the above statement.

India (Mumbai Police Force One) has the M107 Barret rifle.
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^ Denel NTW has a 20mm caliber as well. It's interchangable with the 14.5 so a 2-man team can carry the complete system and snipe as needed by the situation. We predominantly use the 14.5mm. The development of the 0.5BMG and higher calibers were driven by the need to disable fleeing vehicles in urba...
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Gepard, Vidhwanshak (aka Denel NTW) are heavy caliber rifles primarily categorized as anti-material rifles. They are usually 12.7mm or 14.5mm in caliber which gives them much higher range than a regular 7.62mm rounds. The primary use for these rifles is against light skinned vehicles & helos (sh...
by Marut
09 Mar 2012 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^Marut, there is nothing like a Ghatak batallion....it is a platoon within an infantry unit. Those pics are infact of men from MARCOS. There was a detailed discussion on these pics and Dargunov version on BRF. Thanks for the correction Rohit. I did mean the Ghatak platoon. I remember the pics and...
by Marut
08 Mar 2012 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The Dragunov with wooden butt stock is the original model SVD. The folding butt stock model is the SVD-S meant for airborne infantry. The barrel is shorter but heavier. IIRC the marcos cleared out by noon on 27th itself once NSG took over. I'm not sure that the guys atop of Gateway of India stayed p...
by Marut
08 Mar 2012 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714085

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Also what concerned me was the worn out weapon in the second pic (lost his cheekrest) . Either the Designated Marksman is very very comfortable with his own weapon or could it be something else. The bold isn't necessarily true. The portion where the cheekrest should be is obscured by the barrel tip...
by Marut
08 Mar 2012 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 125176

Re: Indian Police Reform

^ Not am isolated incident. A recent one at CST stn where the cops thrashed a homeless man and cleared the area before the President's visit. http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=2&contentid=2012030720120307023504185a9e73f6c The poliing is still based on the zabardasti ...
by Marut
06 Mar 2012 18:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504525

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Opinion: Bangalore airport should disclose full details of premature runway surface failure Late last month, the airport operators of the Bengaluru International Airport announced a closure of the sole runway (09-27) starting from March 11, which will result in a suspension of all flight operations...
by Marut
06 Mar 2012 17:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^what did I do?
by Marut
06 Mar 2012 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Just for fun, can we list the names of artillery manufaturers worldwide that have not been banned/ blacklisted/ charged? :) FUN ???? Buddy I see no fun. I think all this is a grand plan to bring the Russians into the scene. NOTHING LESS I remember many years ago a female tourism minister from WB (c...
by Marut
06 Mar 2012 15:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

X-post from the Small arms thread: http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1252418#p1252418 So there goes our hopes of achieving Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) with existing guns. We will have to make do with ToT only with the few guns that we have... We want to shoot ourselves i...
by Marut
03 Mar 2012 14:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 328561

Re: Indian IT Industry

well indian culture is high on the designation/title thing. people put up signboards outside their homes with their names and BA/LLB/MSC/Mtech in brackets! btw is the MCA still there...in my era that was the other alternative to recruiting BE/ME What's funnier is many put the foreign country's name...
by Marut
03 Mar 2012 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 328561

Re: Indian IT Industry

Slightly OT but since we are talking aptitude and attitude of current crop of engg/ITVity folks, here's my 0.02p Unlike the older crop (graduated abt 8-10yrs ago), the current ones are not too 'possessed' about the subject at hand, irrespective of the field-IT, Old economy brick mortar, services, et...
by Marut
07 Jan 2012 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The difference between mortar, guns and howitzers is primarily their range and mode of fire. As explained by others before, Mortar : Short to medium range, indirect fire weapon, elevation of 30*-85* only, smoothbore, man portable in light & medium versions. Guns :Short to Long range, direct &...
by Marut
07 Jan 2012 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462783

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ramana & Mihir, thanks for response.
by Marut
06 Jan 2012 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 303290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

MARVELS OF INDIAN IRON: Through The Ages (Hardcover) by R Balasubramaniam The technology of forge welded cannons and a catalogue of some of the massive indigenous iron cannons of the subcontinent are presented. The famous wootz steel of the Indian subcontinent is described in the last section. Writ...
by Marut
05 Jan 2012 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 589190

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The L7 105mm on Vijayanta was rifled gun. IA liked it so much that the 100mm T55 main guns were replaced with the L7!

The Chally is planning to get the Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore in the next version.

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