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by Pratyush
22 Jan 2019 15:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2335
Views: 79353

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

Can't defeat a leader. Discredit the mechanism that allowed for the result.

It is only the al called liberal and progressive left that has a problem with such results. And it this left that accuses every one else of being authoritarian. But it is infact they who are authoritarian.
by Pratyush
13 Jan 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3520
Views: 741269

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

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/01/tejas-production-disrupted-as-air-force.html As per the proposal of HAL, , Weren't they going to produce working prototypes first? No sense for IAF to put that huge sum on a paper drawing as of now. Why would you need to have working prototype. What is being d...
by Pratyush
04 Jan 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3520
Views: 741269

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: I remember I promised to do a back flip on the day the Tejas made its first flight. Could not do it then. Can't do it now. But was damn happy that day. :mrgreen: You a JF17 or what? Can't do a back flip? :wink: Congratulations India! Am 30kg overweight and have an underpowered e...
by Pratyush
04 Jan 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3520
Views: 741269

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Happy Tejas day to all.

I remember I promised to do a back flip on the day the Tejas made its first flight.

Could not do it then. Can't do it now. But was damn happy that day.

The only disappointment is that 200 plus are not in service. But we are getting there.

:mrgreen:
by Pratyush
02 Jan 2019 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1530
Views: 207504

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Prem wrote:Good dancing by RC Mig29 OVTs


This popped up on my you tube feed and looking at the angle of attack I thought it was a click bait and did not bother to click the link.

Didn't realise that it will be posted on BRF.
by Pratyush
02 Jan 2019 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2288
Views: 137381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I have not posted anything on the Sabarimala temple issue. Because I wanted to clear my head and have a clear understanding of the major issues that are being fought over. I am disturbed over the non acceptance of the rights of the diety in preserving his celibacy. By preventing the visit of a woman...
by Pratyush
21 Dec 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

titash wrote:
If the missile works as advertised, this is a pretty solid upgrade to the 3 Delhis, 3 Shivaliks, 6 Talwar/Teg vessels.



If we're going to upgrade to ship's to go missiles. Then why not get MRSAM.
by Pratyush
21 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3036
Views: 383394

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Windows, can easily be replaced. Nothing big there. But yes. Those who throw stones need to be caught and made to sing their handlers name. There are no handlers. Just a destructive time pass for most of the idiots. Railway police knows which areas are prone to stone pelting. They usually warn pass...
by Pratyush
20 Dec 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3520
Views: 741269

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

Dileep wrote:FWIW, anyone remember what happened on 4th January 2001?

Now.. can anyone speculate what is going to happen on 4th Jan 2019?


Unless it is mk2 I won't bother to speculate what will happen.

FOC, to me is just date to be ticked off.
by Pratyush
20 Dec 2018 17:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3036
Views: 383394

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

kya hua? patharbaaz jawano nein kaam kar diya as expected? :( Disgusting. But not really surprising. Throwing stones at passing trains has become a pass time for many in some parts of the country. I travelled to Varanasi for a family function. Found a few window pane of ac coaches damaged on both t...
by Pratyush
01 Dec 2018 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I wonder if SANT can be made to have dual pulse motor to increase it's range further. Provided we have the sensor loop in place. Hope we invest some money in to targeting radar for LCH, even if it means importing some. It would be nice to have some for the 150-200 that will be inducted. Progress of...
by Pratyush
01 Dec 2018 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Prem wrote:What kind of test is this ?



Seems to be a training exercise for strela.
by Pratyush
01 Dec 2018 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:Bye Bye MANPADS on M113. Pakistan Armoured regiments please say hello to spiritual SANT maharaj who will enlighten you. :lol:


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted:

This should also be able to deal with any potential Chinese shorad gifts for tspa. A forward looking development if there was one.
by Pratyush
26 Nov 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412080

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

David Axe? again focusing on an obscure and irrelevant cost for the times given the recent contract announcements. Somethings never change and its only befitting that NI gave him an audience. I see that he decided to right an article in late 2018 while adopting some obscure and probably inaccurate ...
by Pratyush
25 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Igla-S are quite frequently used by various Syrian rebels with mixed success. Well a MANPAD has a very limited range and almost no ability to reacquire a target if missed in first intercept attempt. That being the case when used within its engagement envelope, it will more often than not kill it's ...
by Pratyush
23 Nov 2018 15:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 647095

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Venkat, what do you mean by effected by demonization. What kind of effects you are seeking and the absence of which means that demonization failed. Once we have a clear understanding of the frame of reference. We can have a discussion. Else at best you are talking past the other members. At worst yo...
by Pratyush
21 Nov 2018 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The shallow water ASW craft were an idea that Admiral Nirmal Verma got on a visit to Turkey. What he essentially wanted was a cheap inshore/harbour defence vessel equipped with off the shelf commerial sonar and twin LWT which could be built in large numbers. The vessels are not meant to venture far...
by Pratyush
21 Nov 2018 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1530
Views: 207504

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Khalsa wrote:
Manish_P wrote:Holy S%^$ :shock:

Image


Okay I have seen everything now.
Switch off the Internet



Then you should see the Ah64 concept with 4 harpoon missile of the mid 80s.
by Pratyush
20 Nov 2018 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529461

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A nube question, when IAF flies rescue missions, who pays for the flights?
by Pratyush
20 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

L1 can be a serious bottleneck in technology intensive competition but is safe bet for decision makers. Penny Wise Pound foolish type of decison MOD takes When unsubstantiated mudslinging for political gain becomes normal, decision makers will have to take relief in procedure. And we cannot blame t...
by Pratyush
15 Nov 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253732

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

All the above is true. But su 30 is a 3.5 gen plane. Please give us a break.
by Pratyush
14 Nov 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412080

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Ships have been salvaged from such situations for decades. I am not sure about the electronics of the boat.what shape they will be in after being submerged.
by Pratyush
11 Nov 2018 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4345
Views: 412986

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Rakesh wrote:^^^ Once FOC has been achieved and this plane is in full scale production, this will be an excellent export product.

Absolutely gorgeous bird. Kudos to the Indian design team that created her. Jai Hind!


What is the expected numbers of planes to be produced?
by Pratyush
27 Oct 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4773
Views: 623880

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

nam wrote:The hydraulic rammer must have come from the Dhanush program.

Dhanush & ATAGS has changed the artillery landscape in India and to imagine we sat on the Bofors blueprints for decades!



The penumatic flick rammer has existed since the soltam gun upgrade of the early 2000s.
by Pratyush
26 Oct 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2306
Views: 202154

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What do u make of the stream of dud bums sent to donkey netas? Not a single one went off, all were in packages that demonstrated everything in the DO NOT OPEN, MAY CONTAIN A BOMB warnings. See Enn Enn got its undies in a knot when some rabid elephant suggested that these were "false flag attac...
by Pratyush
24 Oct 2018 11:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3036
Views: 383394

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

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by Pratyush
21 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3520
Views: 741269

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

WTF, about half not having any orders. I mean it has 1) LUH, 2) ka 62, 3)the light turbo prop trainer plane ( forgot it's name), 4) the LCH . 5) HJT 36 6) Tejas. So what I am looking at is nearly 1500 air crafts to be built by hal. And people are saying no orders with HAL. What's wrong with this pic...
by Pratyush
20 Oct 2018 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2306
Views: 202154

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump.is bargaining to waive S-400 sanctions for buying F-16s. He can go take a hike. I am in favour of hard american sanctions against India. Only then will there be fire under the Musharraf of our political masters and the r&d bodies will have the required support needed to develop domestic s...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529461

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do we know for sure what the lifting capacity of k226 is for mountains. And how it compares to kmax.
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529461

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:No Ka-226 deal this time too.


Good, let's hope it is never signed.
by Pratyush
02 Oct 2018 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989779

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I am guessing. But this unit is not just for DRDO MPATGM, but the entire gamut of man portable ATGMs that BDL manufactures. If your guess is accurate. Then this solves one of the most significant problems faced by DRDO. DRDO strength is working with sme players to come up with rapid design and prot...
by Pratyush
02 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4522
Views: 777601

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Lot of 747s are leaving commercial service. They can be had cheap and be used for the next 10 year at the least. So that is the easiest way to the flying test bed.
by Pratyush
26 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3543
Views: 376023

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Weren't we making engine's for the 90.
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 984
Views: 165334

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Just looked it up & found that its just a plain vanilla RC engine, connected to the prop via a reduction mechanism. The boxy thing in the front is just a radiator :oops: Nevertheless this crude concept for implementing stealth was very innovative for those days. The stealth is acoustic and not ...
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253732

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The last few pages on the thread reminds me what Ramanna once said. We suffer from whiter than white syndrome. One spot and we start running hear and there and tearing our hair out. That a scam has broken out. Guys repeat after me. No scam has taken place just because chota Ambani is one of the offs...
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253732

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Adag was proposed by GOI to do exactly what. What is the value of the offset that adag is having as compared to others. What is adag making? What's wrong with ADAG being supported by government? And why? Just because people don't like a pvt group, any assistance to it becomes a scam. When the govern...
by Pratyush
24 Sep 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Simple, it is an Indian design. So the upgrade path is relatively clear for the ship. All the ships built in Indian yard, with Indian materials will result in most or the spend in India. But with this deal 2 ships are ready made and 2 will be Indian made. Best case only 50 %of the expenditure will b...
by Pratyush
24 Sep 2018 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would have preferred the Shivalik in its original configuration to this purchase.
by Pratyush
22 Sep 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253732

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Wrt reliance for domestic assembly of rafale threre two seperate points to be kept in mind. in the signed deal there is no assembly involved in India. Only offsets which may or may not result in parts being built in India. So chota Bhai is not manufacturing the complete Jet. I could only find a mer...

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