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by Sagar G
28 Jul 2015 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 8570

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Third, was an experience from the beauty of his humility. We were in a convoy of 6-7 cars. Dr. Kalam and I were in the second car. Ahead of us was an open gypsy with three soldiers in it. Two of them were sitting on either side and one lean guy was standing atop, holding his gun. One hour into the ...
by Sagar G
27 Jul 2015 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Many dead, including Police SP in Gurdaspur Terror attack
Replies: 1054
Views: 29459

Re: Many dead, including Police SP in Gurdaspur Terror attac

A_Gupta wrote:Which leads to the question, if Modi-Doval are going to respond with covert action, they can't tell us, how will we know?


As soon as you hear pakistanis moaning like a whore in front of UN, you will know.
by Sagar G
27 Jul 2015 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 8570

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

PM gives obituaries Narendra Modi ‏@narendramodi 11m11 minutes ago India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President & above all an inspiring individual. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Narendra Modi ‏@narendramodi 10m10 minutes ago Dr. Kalam…my mind is filled with so many memories, so ...
by Sagar G
27 Jul 2015 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 8570

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

This is double whammy in a single day. I feel privileged to have lived in the same time as this great son of Bharat Mata. Bharat Mata has lost some great sons today and they will be remembered by the sons and daughters of this country till the day Bharat exists. I wish you will come back soon.
by Sagar G
23 Jul 2015 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Indigenous integrated coastal surveillance soon A chink in India’s coastal security armour is that unlike bigger vessels (300-tonne ones and above) that are mandatorily fitted with automatic identification system (AIS) — which provides for automatic locating and tracking — the thousands of smaller ...
by Sagar G
23 Jul 2015 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Navy, DRDO, SAIL in tie-up for producing steel for submarines The Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), has developed a special grade of steel for indigenously designed nuclear-p...
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4183
Views: 381689

Re: Internal Security Watch

I agree with you. But in that case GoI be better prepared to clearly prove that :- 1. Money was exchanged between the church and the relatives of the dead fishermen. 2. GoI did feel that all crucial witnesses would turn hostile, and this case is not going to go for a negative verdict against the It...
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

^^^^^ "coconut" is considered to be a racial slur in many parts of the world. Coming from the mouth of a caucasian even the word monkey is considered racist and caucasians being the torchbearers of racism that isn't surprising. So it would be better for you to know which race you are talk...
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Indian SoC's are developed at ANURAG and AFAIK manufactured at SITAR.
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

TSJones wrote:Poor Bobby. Just a little too much Gora for the home crowd, and not enough for the gora crowd. And just too, too ambitious.


Therein lies the irony of being a coconut :rotfl:
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4183
Views: 381689

Re: Internal Security Watch

chaanakya wrote:So he has become a Mullah.....


What's the difference between a mullah and a muslim ??? Who has given the definition of this difference ??? The left litters ???
by Sagar G
14 Jul 2015 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4183
Views: 381689

Re: Internal Security Watch

What's cooking on the Italian marine's case? Local Malayalam visual media was reporting that GoI has started giving some "concessions" to Italy and the Italian marines. The marines are accused of firing at some Keralite fishermen and killing them. 1. Italian marines case may take internat...
by Sagar G
13 Jul 2015 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Well Karan saar went full Phd on it :mrgreen: my attempt is more humbler. The process chart as given on KMML site http://kmml.com/UserFiles/Flow%20Chart.jpg and from the products section we come to know that they are making Ti sponge is grades Grade 1: 99.70% Ti & BHN 85- 110, Size 2 to 25 mm Gr...
by Sagar G
13 Jul 2015 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

They already are - but we need more private companies getting useful orders. For example the MDNL stall at Aero India will display titanium sponge that they have developed and will supply the tech to anyone who wants it. But MDNL will not be the supplier of titanium end products. Are you sure about...
by Sagar G
13 Jul 2015 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 136
Views: 28941

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

India eyes defence export market with radars India, the largest importer of weapons and military equipment in the world, is on the verge of increasing its exports and looking at indigenously produced electronic surveillance systems and airborne radars as a lead option. Several countries have shown ...
by Sagar G
13 Jul 2015 01:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115291

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^^ If you can't muster up courage or lack knowledge to answer question(s) posted to you then don't try to play know it all. IAF's penchant for import is well know and documented, why don't you get yourself educated about that instead of blowing hot air here ??? The question you asked is inherently...
by Sagar G
13 Jul 2015 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115291

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^

Why don't you enlighten us with your vast oceans of the same ??? Start by answering the question I asked.
by Sagar G
12 Jul 2015 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115291

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^

Indian alternative is under development and should be available within the next couple of years. Jha's tweet mentions that the foreign one's are competing with the Indian one's hence the specs are most probably similar.

Are you saying that SDB is a critical requirement ???
by Sagar G
12 Jul 2015 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 122883

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

When I asked him about Tejas, he derided it as 'full of imports', 'too advanced - hence bound to be maintenance nightmare', and 'very late'. Such experiences have been posted multiple times and not a single time I have read people posting about such experience taking the officer(s) to task by makin...
by Sagar G
12 Jul 2015 13:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115291

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The steadfast dedication of IAF.

Saurav Jha ‏@SJha1618 54m54 minutes ago New Delhi, Delhi

SDB has been offered to our guys. But it is competing with a domestic development. No prizes for guessing who's backing the import option.
by Sagar G
11 Jul 2015 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4183
Views: 381689

Re: Internal Security Watch

Poll | Does the Delhi gangrape minor deserve a second chance? Welfare officers and counselors at a correctional facility that holds the juvenile accused in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case say the now 20-year-old is a changed person and the home’s most disciplined inmate. Authorities say he has ...
by Sagar G
10 Jul 2015 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

OF's have been made lazy and inefficient by design not by choice or coincidence. In all these decades how would have the "Indian" National Congress got party funds ??? I have been advocating for killing the unions to revive OF's for long time and by killing I mean in it's present form i.e....
by Sagar G
10 Jul 2015 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

X-post with my comments ‘Critical’ shortages of ammunition nearly made up, Army to PAC This report confirms that the ammo. shortfalls that we hear from time to time are more on the manufactured lines than being any perceived incapability of our OF's. This also confirms that the previous regime was ...
by Sagar G
10 Jul 2015 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^Wait, so the previous news that they were buying the Excalibur was false? If they are going with the RFI-RFP route again, I just hope that after they finally choose a rifle, they invite proposals from Indian private companies to manufacture those rifles. If the ARDE is supposed to compete against...
by Sagar G
10 Jul 2015 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

Just speak to any INSAS user. The problem still exists because soldiers are human. Rifles get dropped, magazines get clumsily handled, operational conditions mean that the rifles get slammed against obstructions, terrain and people get censured for it in the IA if the mags are damaged (depending on...
by Sagar G
08 Jul 2015 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

shiv wrote:Gunge and dirt in the mag will collect up more easily with a slit unless the mag is reserved for carriage only in in Forum Mall Bangalore


Slit/window will obviously have a transparent cover like the one's in the pics posted.
by Sagar G
07 Jul 2015 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

If, and this is a big IF, transparency is a factor in the 'hardening' of the polymer then the sort of compromise given by 'Windows' or 'Slits' might be a solution... No transparency or translucency isn't an indicator of hardness/softness. The problem with windows/slits is that you would have to loo...
by Sagar G
07 Jul 2015 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

why can't we just drop the darn polycarbonate magazine and come up with some other way to indicate remaining rounds? that magazine has been nothing but trouble from day one with deployments in siachen to the thar and people dropping the rifle and breaking the magazines. Why shall we drop it ??? The...
by Sagar G
05 Jul 2015 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

ArmenT wrote:SagarG: Why don't you think a carbine should be capable of firing NATO standard 5.56x45 mm. ammunition?


The issue with short barrel length and 5.56x45 round was muzzle flash and that's why the new round for MSMC. We had discussed the same issue before if you remember.
by Sagar G
04 Jul 2015 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4573
Views: 771180

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:Which carbine in the world can fire Indian 5.56x45 round? Whether carbine failed or the requirments laid down for ammo was not compatible with short barrel of carbine?


Exactly, another genius GSQR from IA onlee !!!!
by Sagar G
29 Jun 2015 21:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 391645

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

India's Arjun tank ‘very good’: Chinese military India's indigenous main battle tank Arjun was on Monday praised by a top Chinese military official who said it is "very good" for Indian conditions as the PLA for the first time opened its facilities for Indian media to provide an insight i...
by Sagar G
29 Jun 2015 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Is the AMCA a pipe dream that will become a dead Albatross?
Replies: 303
Views: 9458

Re: Is the AMCA a pipe dream that will become a dead Albatro

Let's consider that AMCA is scrapped then which agency does esteemed members of this forum propose which is going to work on UAV/UCAV program ???
by Sagar G
26 Jun 2015 22:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 391645

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Can anybody put the CAG report on Air Defense Gun here? IIRC Army completely changed the specifications 9 times in 15 years to prevent development of indigenous Gun. Posted two years back but provides a beautiful account of the mastery that IA HQ has achieved w.r.t. killing indigenous projects so a...
by Sagar G
22 Jun 2015 21:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 131815

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The inertial guidance for Brahmos is most probably for land based MAL's inertial guidance and not for the missile.
by Sagar G
20 Jun 2015 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Engaging in obfuscation doesn't change the fact that you were wrong when you claimed that imports are illegal under Russian law. Their history with imports is well recorded. Chit bhi meri, pat bhi meri !!! When I put facts supporting what I said that immediately becomes "obfuscation" sinc...
by Sagar G
19 Jun 2015 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3481
Views: 388247

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

IIT: graphene nanoribbons produced by a novel method For the first time, researchers have been successful in bringing about spontaneous chemical reactions between two different varieties of carbon nanotubes without using any chemicals. In fact, a simple mechanical grinding of the carbon nanotubes w...
by Sagar G
19 Jun 2015 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

A tweet nonetheless. It does get any more devoid of detail and context than that. Especially when it goes against your hokum :lol: That's nonsense. How about the Damocles pod and Catherine imagers for a start. And cockpit glassware from Thales. Engines from France and Ukraine. Mission computers for...
by Sagar G
18 Jun 2015 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

You posted a tweet . Inference being that while even the Russians are forced to tie up with their Westerners on propulsion projects, we're on the 'cusp' of leapfrogging decades of technological development. A tweet from a well respected defence journo. Russia also has a law which bars them from imp...
by Sagar G
18 Jun 2015 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119113

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Yes that's very nice. Meanwhile far away as the HALE is, development of a suitable turbofan remains much further. The Chinese experience with the solid CFM56 being an apt example. Here it comes again "Gleat China couldn't do it so we won't as well" claim. I just posted what will happen wi...
by Sagar G
18 Jun 2015 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 29639

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Communal medical research :(( :(( Triphala can cure cancer and more: SPPU study In a breakthrough study carried out by the School of Health Sciences (SHS) at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), it was discovered that Triphala, an ayurvedic medicine known to be a laxative, can cure life-thre...

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