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by Karan M
21 Oct 2020 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059774

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sonu Sood was likely propped up by a party and has political ambitions. Nothing in the murky B-wood celeb gang is clear to begin with.
by Karan M
21 Oct 2020 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511928

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

One of the key takeaways is the Pantsir AD system cannot see them, and it remains an essential component of our AD. We dont field the Pantsir. We do field a large variety of radars that can detect these drones. Taking them down depends on the kind of drone - larger ones are invariably easier than t...
by Karan M
21 Oct 2020 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455522

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakistanis live in an autistic world where Hindus owe them for they happen to worship a certain borrowed god. It is a joke. Filth, disease and ignorance, corruption, oppression leavened with religious bigotry is their reality. The ugly face of Pakistan is not visible to the opium consumers. Reality...
by Karan M
19 Oct 2020 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Not surprising at all. Really only a confirmation. The question is what purpose does it serve the GOI to leak this information at this time. First Create a perception of Two Steps forward & later One step backward. ( troops withdrawal in Simple terms but packed for gullible indian public) Kindl...
by Karan M
19 Oct 2020 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brahmos seem to hit targets like we see of Tomahawk. I don't see why we cannot put the same seeker on Nirbhay and deploy it. Brahmos tests are probably made public, because the Russians would know about any tests. Nirbhay can be tested in Rajasthan, without making it public. The two seekers being d...
by Karan M
15 Oct 2020 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827167

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Shivaji, this is crazy. You got reinfected despite all precautions, i.e. mask, gloves etc?
by Karan M
13 Oct 2020 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059774

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The ad coming at a time when two H kids got murdered for merely being friends with M girls is particularly odious. Also signals a very odious habit in the desi elite crowd to constantly peddle hokum and virtues to the heathen H crowd who apparently need to be civilized. Some amount of blowback is to...
by Karan M
13 Oct 2020 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Rudram-1 (NGARM), Rudram-2, Rudram-2A, Rudram- 3.
by Karan M
08 Oct 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That is a pitiful number if true, one gets the impression that we might run our of even iron bombs in case of a full scale conflict (Ex Gaganshakti had 5000 fighter sorties in first 3 days). Hope the SAAW numbers are also much larger, 500 is enough for only ~25-30 MKI fighter loads. For an airforce...
by Karan M
08 Oct 2020 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Trapeze launcher is a good way for clean separation, esp. for a large missile like NGARM and reduce the risk of a pitch up movement at launch. If the missile is primarily guided by onboard seeker and not a dedicated HTS like assembly interfaced with the RWR, it might also provide a good benefit for...
by Karan M
07 Oct 2020 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The OFAB 250 bombs have been replaced with more modern HSLD bombs https://photos.app.goo.gl/rGjvGQdfwPNQi9oG8 Has the HSLD bombs been inducted into service? I had seen a article which quoted that there is a requirement of 1000 bombs every year. Btw there was a cumulative requirement of 500 Saaw bom...
by Karan M
07 Oct 2020 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Trapeze launcher is a good way for clean separation, esp. for a large missile like NGARM and reduce the risk of a pitch up movement at launch. If the missile is primarily guided by onboard seeker and not a dedicated HTS like assembly interfaced with the RWR, it might also provide a good benefit for ...
by Karan M
07 Oct 2020 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This was in the Mirage 2000 video too, interspersed between an animated shot of Mirage 2000s dropping Spice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH9j28eyymA
by Karan M
05 Oct 2020 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8479

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

The infowar being waged by Azerbaijan via high res drone attacks needs to be given close attention.
by Karan M
05 Oct 2020 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736568

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

Sameer is usually not given to speculation. He stated IAF has asked for it, but also noted that whether the Russians have anything capable or mature enough is a different matter altogether. They most certainly do have a relatively well tested AESA flying on the Su-57 but don't want to hand it out as...
by Karan M
29 Sep 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Who knows what's on the deployed units. I wouldn't take Livefist as authoritative on every aspect.
by Karan M
28 Sep 2020 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315900

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Without ToT how was the Flycatcher integrated with the Trishul missile? You can see the Flycatcher radar atop the Trishul carrier. I said "not complete TOT". We indigenized certain components and also re-engineered the radar to fit on top of the Trishul carrier. Not that we didn't receive...
by Karan M
19 Sep 2020 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754577

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Did we order the Smart-L, though? From the rear yes, its Smart-L'esque. But this late, why would they go and add an inaccurate radar image though. Curious. All the rest seems on point.
by Karan M
19 Sep 2020 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754577

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Thing is that the antenna looks completely different and is not the same.

Whereas:
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/f ... ges/3d.png
by Karan M
19 Sep 2020 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754577

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1304053181773570049 Keel laid today for the @IndianNavy's 3rd Project 17A (new Nilgiri class) stealth frigate UDAYGIRI. Seven of these ships will be built -- 4 at Mazagon Docks, 3 at Garden Reach Shipbuilders. Lead ship expected to enter service mid-2022. https:/...
by Karan M
16 Sep 2020 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736568

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

Yes it will be. That was the plan anyhow. A pilot project is underway.
by Karan M
15 Sep 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We never acquired R-77s from the Ukraine. They don't make them. We purchased R-27s. They are guide in all the way in the ER variant and long-burn IR missiles in the TE variant. Abhinandan was not carrying R-27s but R-77s and R73Es. As to why he did not launch R-77s, they require a radar scan and th...
by Karan M
15 Sep 2020 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And unlike Tejas with Derby combination which has lock on after launch, the MIg 21 Bison R77 combo did not have it, so instead of waiting for the Kopyo to get a lock and launch he went for the R-73 Kill, in Tejas case he could have launched the Derby and then given it the target. This is what proba...
by Karan M
11 Sep 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Rs. 150 Cr works out to about $7.5 billion a year. I think India can do just that for at least a few years and it would also spend more to quickly build road infrastructure and airports in the border states. Yes, expensive, but less than 0.2% of GDP. It would signal to China not invest too much in ...
by Karan M
11 Sep 2020 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A simple reminder for all the folks posting on this thread. Please don't bring in needless fears here. If you think you need to vent about something, hold off for a while. Indian citizens elected the Govt of India to handle such incidents and its decision makers and arms of action such as the Armed ...
by Karan M
11 Sep 2020 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

When an admin requests you to do something, please follow it. See you after a week. Ideally it would have been more. Please dont abuse the leeway and take us for granted.
by Karan M
11 Sep 2020 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Looks like Chincom foreign minister and EAM Jayshankar have reached some kind of a break through. Can the gurus please decode: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/reached-5-point-consensus-on-border-row-claims-china-after-jaishankar-wang-meet/story-XklKVJf1CLZAclwB3loh4H.html I can bet you Mo...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176229

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

20,000 AK 203 to be imported for $1,100 each. That's more than the Sig 716i!! The locally manufactured units will be cheaper, but not specified by how much. This still seems too expensive for a AK. Hi, mody! They said yesterday it is "including the costs of technology transfer and creation of ...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We never acquired R-77s from the Ukraine. They don't make them. We purchased R-27s. They are guide in all the way in the ER variant and long-burn IR missiles in the TE variant. Abhinandan was not carrying R-27s but R-77s and R73Es. As to why he did not launch R-77s, they require a radar scan and the...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377805

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Aditya_V wrote:Or they may be waiting for Oct-20 when the US is too busy with the Presidential elections.


The longer each side waits, the harder it is to physically dislodge the other as the weather will get worse. Artillery, missile, airpower are a different matter though.
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736568

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

The concern is that the AMRAAM is built on the experience gained from the combat experience of the early generation of AMRAAMs, Phoenix and Sparrows etc.. By comparison, Russian AAMs have typically had a dismal performance in the field and their truly powerful Soviet versions were never tested in c...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511928

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I was taken aback at the above points too. The Heron guys would routinely drum up SATCOM capability in every presentation, the world leading EO tech they had etc. And all this while we were apparently operating w/o them and likely using the dedicated LOS datalinks? Or autonomous mode. Just makes one...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315900

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

For the three strike corps as it gives one regiment on tracks. (3x8 guns+ 1x8 reserve) That seriously does not sound enough, unless it is being used at corps level. I believe in the democratization of artillery: i.e. the ability of junior officers to be able to call for mobile artillery support as ...
by Karan M
09 Sep 2020 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315900

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

DRDO or BEL never got full TOT for Flycatcher. Nor has it been used in Atulya. Inspired, sure. But not a one on one copy or TOT'ed product. In fact several items were either replaced with local parts or other equivalents indigenized by BEL, DRDO in the original Flycatcher itself. Similarly all the o...
by Karan M
07 Sep 2020 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Regarding engines, it looks like the following is indeed expected for the Nirbhay/ITCM: Wiki: GTRE is developing a new 4.25 kN thrust turbofan engine to power Nirbhay Cruise missile and future UAV, Long range AshM cruise missile systems. GTRE is working fast to add test capabilities and infrastruct...
by Karan M
07 Sep 2020 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011107

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Because we don't have the subsystems! Where are the engines? Where is the proven seeker? Where are the multiple trials for both? That is the part we have to complete. Just curious: what made the engines used for the TD Nirbhay very unique? I was under the impression that we purchased/used some Russ...
by Karan M
07 Sep 2020 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Read between the lines. Our first real deployment of IBG happened on the LAC.
https://www.timesnownews.com/india/arti ... ina/502234
by Karan M
07 Sep 2020 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

969 TISK equipped BMP2s are already in service.

TISK added a common thermal imager for the ATGM, cannon and machine gun.
by Karan M
06 Sep 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

This is sadly not always the case. In many cases they do. In some they don't and the procurement is messed up. The T-90 tanks are a perfect example of that. There is a substantial need for a long term IA procurement and program management office with both R&D and civilian representation. You co...
by Karan M
06 Sep 2020 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827167

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are truly some very callous people among us. Maybe China was able to contain the virus because they were so ruthless in imposing restrictions ? Here we are clocking near 100k new cases/day and 1000 deaths per day and this is how our public is taking precautions - https://twitter.com/ANI/statu...

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