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by Karan M
15 Feb 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3053
Views: 495896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am assuming SSM as name certainly has the same kind of gravitas as Pralay and 200 kg warhead.
by Karan M
15 Feb 2018 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3053
Views: 495896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS wrote:Tender for Rudra MII testing assembly mentions 200kg Warhead.


Do we know what is Rudra - SSM?
by Karan M
13 Feb 2018 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

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by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karan No they haven’t changed. There is still a financial advisor required to validate the Army commanders decision. Pls read Gen hansians article that I posted on border watch thread yesterday. URI happened because the wall was not there. See the condition of facilities on LC - toilets you will ne...
by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

And I also strongly agree that it’s far better to trust TATA SED BF and L&T on greenfield ventures than someone else either domestic or foreign. They are highly committed and highly competent. I will also say that Baba Kalyani is a visionary. If he is allowed to he can change India’s MIL. I’m n...
by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

KaranM, Maybe the LSP route for domestic is to setup the production line. The foreign vendor already has a production line setup and is selling them products internationally. Its not a trial purchase to see if product works. And shame on the supplier who sold shoddy goods and the people who accepte...
by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karan there are too many view points not enough facts. I frankly don’t have the time and energy to deal in viewpoints. We are trying to take the standard of discussion higher yet it is derailed every time. Even Vidur has tried to point out the bias. I have gone hoarse saying that Arty wanted to giv...
by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ I used to think political economy was a joke of a term. As I grow (reluctantly) older, I am beginning to think it is the only thing that matters. All the other stuff we debate on this forum about MIC, keynesian, this that, seems to be an after the fact belief system of explaining how our politica...
by Karan M
08 Feb 2018 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

BTW at this point, i would fully support the Dhanush orders being shifted to ATAGs. The Dhanush continues to have issues.
by Karan M
07 Feb 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Akshay, with due respect "The number here is not an issue. The point is LSP. If that’s inconvenient to someone’s world view of thinking they know better and always wanting to attack the forces then perhaps I’m wasting my time here and should reconsider being here. " Everytime somebody brin...
by Karan M
07 Feb 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

AON is again decided with the involvement of the services. So far, and I think this needs to be pointed out, our orders for domestic platforms - of the most complex kind, are somewhat lackluster. We simply cant supplant T-90s with anemic Arjun orders. It is that which breeds skepticism both in forum...
by Karan M
07 Feb 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 400703

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indranil you carry on your biases and ignore everything that has been written above. I’m not going to allow you to lead a lynch mob here. Akshay, to be fair. The MOD doesn't decide the numbers to be purchased, until and unless MOF raises an objection and the MOD has to go back and trim the procurem...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10159
Views: 532343

Re: Levant crisis - III

hezb and hamas were propped up by syria and iran now syria is not there and regime is embroiled in civil war. Israelis didnt count on russian support and that messed up the whole plan. so some gains but not as planned. hezbollah has no real ambitions of territorial conquest in israeli areas. they wa...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3994
Views: 562867

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We saved around $20B earmarked for phoreners by cuttng back on MMRCA. The carrier would ensure a good chunk of that is spent in house. And how do we know that this $20 Billion hasn't been allocated to other priorities already or was never there in the first place? Hey! We saved money we didn't have...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2910
Views: 192236

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



Anjani Technoplast makes nitrogen equipped containers for storing Akash for 20 years; Army to place orders
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 115760

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

the body is the size of any western mbt like leclerc or challenger. the turret is obviously a bit smaller but well armoured. it will be a formidable beast once IOC. seems to have cage armour or some rack near engine bay. It looks around the same size, but the optics etc are somewhat Leclerc like an...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Its also interesting to see how incredible our media is. There are literally no reports on the actual performance of the Spike in trials (one has to dig for them, apparently 7 out of 10 failed trials way back, but no reports thereafter). Whereas tons of articles bemoaning the cancellation of Spike, ...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Another point is Kalyani has invested in the facility for Spike and Spice (60-70 crores). Cancelling it would send the wrong message for MII. They did so, after Spike became the only game in town post the US flip flops over Javelin. http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2012/06/us-curbs-on-javelin-missile-s...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

And the bigger point is this: does Spike work in Indian conditions. It would be good to have reports and details on those! Not whether TOT etc is essential and the dastardly PSUs scuttling some MOD deal, because tomorrow if the local program is delayed, we can always convert this deal into a local m...
by Karan M
19 Jan 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Cosmo, you have made all sorts of erroneous inferences, whereas Srin is on the right track. GOI/MOD didn't wobble but made the best out of the circumstances. TOT in most cases would come with such locks we couldn't use it on future programs. DRDO's MPATGM program has been launched quite some time ba...
by Karan M
18 Jan 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3265
Views: 346225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Great stuff Zynda, Titash & Jay. Also, I find it impossible to believe the ALH team would have not taken a loaded soldier into account. The user would have definitely included operational weights ie troop + equipment for a unit meant for slithering operations. Likely, we need to provide more NDT...
by Karan M
18 Jan 2018 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Why not bypass the ofb and get manufacturing done by pvt sector. ARDE can conc on design and dev and surely with the conf that manufacturing quality will be good IA will support and iteratively.... You kidding right? What makes you think suddenly Private Sector will make quality military grade prod...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Yes - arty fire is one of the weapons at our disposal. But the biggest issue is mindset. The idiots in Delhi who think TSP is "just like us" and a wayward little brother, who is ok in killing the "occasional" soldier and a few civilians (they deserved it after all, they riot too ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Ultimately it is our internal weakness viz the decayed internal security infra in the UPA years, which prevents such a strategy from being implemented overnight. But times are a changing..
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3994
Views: 562867

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Even a cursory look inside an IL-38 shows how cramped and ancient it is, with the new mission avionics basically sitting on an old, hard to sustain airframe. The crew will be tired, operating sub-optimally and managing all sorts of disparate tasks. A P-8 is light years ahead, which is why despite US...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

It means a war like situation and a political and national will to absorb losses. The border cities/villages have to be evacuated. We have to be willing to withstand attacks like Pathankot and more as a desperate ISI resorts to mass attacks in retaliation. We have to carry on with business as usual,...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

To be honest 128 casualties on TSP is not enough. Make it 10x the number and then we can say the strategy does not work.
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304085

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Okay so no one liked how 10-12 soldiers/JCOs were lined up and each told their story of how many militants they had 'thokoed' ? I loved it. Boring guys all of you !


Amazing stuff. Did you see the expression on Major Aryas face - seven or seventy?
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141064

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I guess they will go for the VT4. Given the chaos in Ukraine product support must be absymal for the T-80UDs.

For all the talk of PRC gear, the real striking edge TSP has is all American. The TOW-2As for instance or the Harris radios.
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141064

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

TSP cant afford any Altay, at most expect a 100 or so VT-4s or whatever in lieu of the Al Khalid craphole.
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141064

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

"Karan,the point about the remote 12.7mm gun was the ability of the tank to defend ittself tank against infantry.The lack of accompanying infantry in the last Lebanon spat saw the Israelis lose a number of Merkavas to Hiz militiamen who attacked the tanks with RPGs.Did the Merkavas have the re...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31766

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Philip, Al Khalid production has been pared down and plans for a Mk2 dropped. Where is the budget in TSP for hundreds of Altays.
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575630

Re: Small Arms Thread

We cannot afford the fancy rifle beyond the combat troops so one way or the other OFB has a chance, provided it makes a decent rifle, which is where the issue is yet to be proven.. Seriously, hasn't IA given them enough chances already, with so many hassles regarding ammo? I was one of the Dhanush s...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141064

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The gun is fit on the RCWS. It can be manually fixed. Philip, Merkava Mk4 also has RCWS from what I remember and is trialling a new 360 degree camera system (which we should do too, with companies like Tonbo in India) but the basic issue is that ATGMs have range of several km, while a 12.7mm gun is ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10159
Views: 532343

Re: Levant crisis - III

one thing is for sure. the israelis crushed an opponent. they and the saudis are the real kingmakers of middle east. iran is next, its only a matter of time. for all the public spats, US establishment backed the israeli plan to take down the syrians for all their support of hezb, hamas etc in the is...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575630

Re: Small Arms Thread

I hope its a proper weapon, tested fully and not some political sop to israel becoz oh poor Spike deal.
by Karan M
16 Jan 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3265
Views: 346225

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Karan, SQR only specifies certain requirement and not how it is to be achieved. That's a designer's decision. Also lets not compare this with something like an engine bracket. Engine bracket design has far more involved design methodology. This particular bolted joint we are talking about can be ea...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2018 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Spike is a runaway export success. Belgium has purchased them and so has Romania in recent days. UK used them in Afghanistan as well, with success. Germany, Poland, list is huge. https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-british-army-secretly-sent-israeli-missiles-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-3cc1f62437ea The...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331348

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Brar, yes - but some of the details in that report seem very hands-on. Also, here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3171290/Israeli-secret-missile-launcher-disguised-TANK-finally-declassified-20-years-rumours-secret-missions.html Some real lateral thinking by the israelis, hope IA doesn...

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