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by habal
20 Jul 2018 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UFO News and Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: UFO News and Discussion

I wish to add something here, that this topic needs to be explored with an open mind. A few years ago, I did some research on this topic and came up with certain conclusions. If members express interest will proceed further here.
by habal
16 Jul 2018 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238073

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

personal attack deleted
by habal
14 Jul 2018 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356567

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

has anybody watched the rajya sabha tv program linked on previous page. AVM bahadur, & ajay banerjee and one other gent whose name I forgot were arguing for IAF running bureau so that they would stick to a final design and not suggest umpteen modifications. Also ajay banerjee suggested leasing o...
by habal
14 Jul 2018 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 205
Views: 16172

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

better to invite putin or eleven and show them all the russian stuff we have. :P I would prefer inviting somebody who looks up to us and values our friendship rather than a pompous ego-maniac who looks down at everything else. But 2019 is election year and thus visibility will be most important for ...
by habal
14 Jul 2018 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 205
Views: 16172

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

A nation of 1.4 billion is afraid of trump ?? So what next, is one yankee equal to 4 yindoo. 350:1400. What about our desi turncoats in usa, should they be included on yankee side or yindoo side in the census ?
by habal
13 Jul 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356567

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

HAL claims now to only be a parts integrator and have outsourced wings, fuselage and many other parts to private players like Tata aerospace etc. But even then they are able to come up with only 8 units/year. So another factor HAL says comes in way of mass production is that IAF hasn't yet settled t...
by habal
13 Jul 2018 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

RD33 weighs 1050 kg and K9 is 1250 kg? So how is this compensated aerodynamically when a twin engine platform carries two dissimilar weighing engines ? Also since this is a 3 decade old project, many of engine components in present day kaveri would have been developed a couple of decades ago and wil...
by habal
12 Jul 2018 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

If the engine malfunctions or does not perform to parameters. It does need to be retrieved in a single piece to study and make necessary modifications. So that is where a twin-engine comes into picture. And that is the primary advantage a twin engine configuration holds over a single engine in testi...
by habal
12 Jul 2018 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I feel people are confusing flying test bed with engine integration into actual application aircraft. In the first case, the engine is operating only in 'test mode' in a 4 engine setup like IL76. But in a twin engine fighter and single engine platform, the kaveri will no longer be in test mode but w...
by habal
11 Jul 2018 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

this is a lab project which will continue at it's own pace, khan or no khan. Atleast that is what I feel. A low risk, low return venture which actually aims to increase body of knowledge rather than aim for mass manufacture via assembly lines, mind it that too will come at a future date, not in a hu...
by habal
11 Jul 2018 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It sure is exciting times to be part of gtre for they get to integrate an engine with an aircraft. So much of things they get to learn. Good times.
by habal
11 Jul 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191139

Re: Iran News and Discussions

that is kurdish oil that goes out via turkey. Surely Iraq is having basra and other oil fields. Those are massive oil facilities bordering kuwait like majnoon, rumaila etc. Then mosul oil fields like qayyarah are in Iraqi control. Only kirkuk, diyala oil field are in kurdish control.
by habal
11 Jul 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1672
Views: 215462

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

the driving force behind defence imports are *commissions* and those are in this order * West European products earn highest commissions. So political class is involved. * Russian imports earn lesser commissions so only serving defence procurement gentlemen involved. * Imported components commission...
by habal
11 Jul 2018 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11422
Views: 662369

Re: Levant crisis - III

take a look at lake Ram in golan heights, it is completely rain fed and always remains full. So the area receives ample and more rainfall. A brief look at golan heights resources explains its vital position in making Israel water secure. * the Golan Heights contributes to quenching one-third of Isra...
by habal
10 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So the first 150 hr test done was not satisfactory and the blade flutter, reheat oscillation, compressor vibration/noise where found during this phase. In second 150 hour test GTRE claums to have sorted out all issues but no Indian organization has domain experience to certify/audit a jet turbine so...
by habal
08 Jul 2018 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11422
Views: 662369

Re: Levant crisis - III

Golan Heights is a basaltic plateau, with a pop. density of 36/sq km [Israel has an average pop. density of 387/sq. km]. The biggest settlement in Golan heights is Majdal Shams, a Druze settlement. Does this look fertile to you? The Syrian side of the Golan is equally desolate. https://www.timesofi...
by habal
05 Jul 2018 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11422
Views: 662369

Re: Levant crisis - III

Philip, Israel's plan is to expand into fertile areas of Syria like golan etc for its own citizens, not palestinians. That is why they are backing isis. So isis first creates instability and defeats status-quo power. Israel/usa defeats isis because 'hey it is a terrorist power' and it is the right t...
by habal
01 Jul 2018 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356567

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Cain Marko wrote:So what happens to f404 based tejas if caatsa sanctions go through?


2 years which they spent dilly-dallying over kaveri flight tests will now come to bite them in the back.
by habal
01 Jul 2018 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Raju/habal, seems like you have the (same) answer to everything (i.e 'the Mudi shud rejine'), only the questions are creatively modified to suit the answer ! I do not suggest mudi should rejine because there is no option. Options are worse than mudi. But I wish that he display maturity in dealing w...
by habal
01 Jul 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Every head of state receives what is known as intelligence inputs. And if USA intelligence agencies inform their premier that Modi's graph is on a downswing domestically, their attitude changes dramatically. Or else something implicit in Trump Modi meeting of 2014 was left undone and we went ahead w...
by habal
30 Jun 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356567

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Usually press persons get some tidbit from some friendly, related to family, ex-MoD bureaucrat and go to town with it, we can never get full picture from press reports alone.
by habal
30 Jun 2018 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Two business insiders told Reuters that the Indian Oil Ministry held a meeting with refiners Thursday in which they were told to search for alternatives to Iranian oil.



http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/248202
by habal
30 Jun 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is easier to resupply Iran from Russia than Syria. They share a caspian coast. How can you sanction that ? If Russia managed to pass through hostile waters of bosphorus and supply Syria, Iran is at level of crimea. So sorry, USA cannot do squat in Iran with China buying Iranian oil & Russia s...
by habal
30 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

what rubbish? what happened to their shock & awe campaign in syria, donbass? their shock & awe only scares already scared and middle-level powers like Germany, India etc. it loses impact when China & Russia step up to the game.
by habal
30 Jun 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356567

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

If we need 42,squadrons the Mk1/a production rate should be 50/annum. And not 3/annum.
by habal
30 Jun 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nikki Haley's visit is just political opportunism, they came to put pressure on bjp before an election year and Modi is showing all signs of succumbing. Iran which shares caspian sea coast with Russia can not be defeated by US militarily or economically. Trump is implementing hard line Israeli agend...
by habal
30 Jun 2018 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168013

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

So in guise of an interim govt a military coup just took place in Pakistan.
by habal
29 Jun 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168013

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

there is chatter that hafiz saeed has been released from the nominal house arrest
by habal
28 Jun 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200245

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

MB expects to be next PM, (of non-NDA govt), so she was asking for more leeway. She thinks now that chinese are not betting on her chances of becoming PM, that pissed her.
by habal
28 Jun 2018 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India should ask US to return all spies including Rabinder Singh, David Coleman Headley, Tahawwur Rana, Ashok Sathe, Sikandar Lal Malik, N. Y. Bhaskar. Also give them a deadline.
by habal
23 Jun 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168013

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^^^ Marvi Sirmed rumoured to be married to Ishaq Dar, the Ex Finance Minister Nawaz, London Trained CA , bro-in-law in Ganja candidate and master-mind in salting away the ill-gotten wealth of Sharif family ! Ishaq Dar Secretly Got Married To Ishaq Dar :D You are confusing persons. Marvi Sirmed is a...
by habal
23 Jun 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168013

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Noted tv journalist and mediaperson, Marvi Sirmed's house ransacked by 'unidentified elements'. After Gul Bukhari's brief abduction this is another attack on pakistan's journalist esp women who were outspoken and did not toe army line. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgPgd4lXUAcngxr?format=jpg https://p...
by habal
22 Jun 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 372335

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

officer is on backfoot, has nothing much to say in his defence. Sad state of affairs.

by habal
21 Jun 2018 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

If I am to appropriate ideas from the chinese engine development program, which as opposed to us is a program on steroids. My guess is the French will provide provide low pressure compressor tech for kaveri. And rest will remain as is.
by habal
19 Jun 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4619
Views: 264959

Re: Deterrence

During Indo-US notsoclear deal I had made a rough estimate of enough stock of pu to make 800-2000 warheads in the 80s. Now at present that stock would have gone up only by multiple times. How many they could/wanted to convert into weapons was a choice of the govt of the day. So how many weapons is a...
by habal
15 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255349

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

what are Russian service rates in Syrian deployment. They have flown gagan shakti level of sorties from their Su-25/30/34/35 for almost 3 years now. That tells one that problem is not so much in the platforms but spares availability in time. Since russians are manning the show in syria and their pre...
by habal
13 Jun 2018 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8762

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

India should embark on pax-indica by teaching the malis an unforgettable lesson. It could be a naval blockade or regime change, slow or fast but the result has to be visible.
by habal
12 Jun 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701575

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I read a report that germans, the people who invented the jet fighter, were in talks with China for their turbine blade forging tech. Apparently the impression that I get is that the Chinese are getting extremely good at forging select high temperature turbine fans and certain select parts but are u...

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