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by Karan M
16 Oct 2018 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

Pankajs, I know you mean well, but L&T is hardly inexperienced in aerospace and defense. If it can make pressure hulls for nuclear submarines or nuclear reactors, design and develop all sorts of electro-mechanical systems along with DRDO, setting up a missile line is hardly a deal breaker for t...
by Karan M
16 Oct 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

Note while Godrej and Boyce manufactures precision parts and Brahmos airframe components, L&T is in a different category altogether because they do product development as well.
by Karan M
16 Oct 2018 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

For your reference: http://www.larsentoubro.com/heavy-engineering/products-services/defence-aerospace/missiles-aerospace/missiles/ http://www.larsentoubro.com/heavy-engineering/capabilities/manufacturing-facilities/india/powai/ Note they are making missile airframe components already. http://www.lar...
by Karan M
16 Oct 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

Pankajs, I know you mean well, but L&T is hardly inexperienced in aerospace and defense. If it can make pressure hulls for nuclear submarines or nuclear reactors, design and develop all sorts of electro-mechanical systems along with DRDO, setting up a missile line is hardly a deal breaker for th...
by Karan M
14 Oct 2018 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2173
Views: 338940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^I do not understand this hatred for chinese phones. They are already getting taxed. Not everything has to be make in India. If the customers get a price advantage then India as a whole benefits, doesn't it? Instead of blind hatred, we should tax these products healthily and as china (or any other ...
by Karan M
11 Oct 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Noob pooch...Is it possible to derive a CCM from QRSAM?...Haven't heard of any WVR missile program after BVR Astra..If so, our aerial missile systems turn full desi...That would be impressive. It is possible, however that would be unnecessary diversion of resources. We have more important areas lik...
by Karan M
11 Oct 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522533

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

BTW, last I checked, the WW mil market for semicon was just some 4-5% or thereabouts of the WW market. Perhaps even lesser. The tail can't wag the dog & as a result, by the time the mil market certifies its items and gets them into production, the WW civilian mass market & COTS moves ahead b...
by Karan M
11 Oct 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522533

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

And can you guarantee their reliability if an entire batch fails? Theres a difference between one of these boards failing in a SBC used in some manufacturing line, and in your premier fighter. We source all these items from 3rd party vendors. There's only so much you can do to ensure product reliabi...
by Karan M
11 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522533

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

Bound to happen. Intel 486 based units, Pentium etc based units which while functionally still ok for the task are painful to maintain because the COTS boards wont be available tomorrow if one of the SBCs or any item fails.
by Karan M
09 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

lol, when these gents are all available to hire as glorified security bosses for IT firms .. forget about natsec.. details leak like a sieve there is another group of ex SF IRL, scouts to pick up overpriced spares from east europe and hawk it back to navy AF etc. many have made a nice art out of it....
by Karan M
08 Oct 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Our people have no idea of natsec and happily keep personal ambition over national imperative. From interns gabbing about the project they did at HAL to ex-security forces guys talking about which formation they headed and what exactly they handled.. linkedin is a happy hunting ground for all concer...
by Karan M
08 Oct 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Innocent till proven guilty Head of Hydraulics-Pneumatics and Warhead Integration (Production Department). Managing a team of 40 Personnel including Systems Engineers, Technical Supervisors and Technicians. Member of CSR and Technology R&D Group of BrahMos. Supervising the new projects at BrahMo...
by Karan M
07 Oct 2018 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 152649

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

JayS wrote:Guess what is this..? :mrgreen:


Made in Amethi Gripen :lol:
by Karan M
06 Oct 2018 10:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 18276

Re: Indian investments thread

JayS wrote:
Karan M wrote:Any recommendations Vamsee? :)


I would accumulate blue chips at discounted rates in such scenarios.


My SBI Blue Chip fund is already shedding feathers at an alarming rate. It has gone from being a peacock to a plucked chicken. :|
by Karan M
06 Oct 2018 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 18276

Re: Indian investments thread

Thank you. :)
by Karan M
06 Oct 2018 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2173
Views: 338940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj, can you explain how repo rate would affect bond yields, long term and short term including G-Sec/T-Bills. I have read so much contradictory stuff on this my head spins amongst so much speculation on repo rate affecting the debt market etc.
by Karan M
05 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 18276

Re: Indian investments thread

Any recommendations Vamsee? :)
by Karan M
02 Oct 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299428

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

Now lets look at design issues. HAL delivered 60 of the 64 aircraft due under Blocks I and II up to 2009-10. A review of 42 cases of site repairs undertaken by HAL up to March 2010 relating to 29 aircraft disclosed that fuel leakage was the main snag in 36 cases and complaints relating to leakage fr...
by Karan M
02 Oct 2018 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299428

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

CAG Summary HAL did not receive all the components of transfer of technology from ROE as envisaged impacting the timely supply of deliverables to IAF. Similar issue was observed in respect of Transfer of Technology to Ordnance Factories as Report No.35 of 2014 (Defence Services) 222 brought out in ...
by Karan M
02 Oct 2018 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299428

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

Note: So ROE components needed rework as well. Rejection implies QA/QC issues. Delayed release of drawings and technologies, 26140 amendments to the drawings, and 1174 amendments to technologies by ROE, rejection/ re-work of components/ assemblies already manufactured/ made by ROE
by Karan M
02 Oct 2018 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299428

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

Vips please lower your rhetoric, it lowers the quality of discussion in the forum otherwise. CAG clearly notes the Russian TOT to HAL was delayed and hence HAL struggled in meeting the relevant time requirements. JayS, you'll find this interesting. https://cag.gov.in/sites/default/files/audit_report...
by Karan M
01 Oct 2018 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3060
Views: 383981

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The Modi govt has just called both TSPs bluff as well as of those baiters etc who were busy claiming the earlier SF raids were an isolated occurrence and wouldn't ever occur again. A lot of these folks and fence sitters have been smelling opportunist political blood assuming they have a chance to ag...
by Karan M
30 Sep 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3060
Views: 383981

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This should make all the anti Govt skeptics and disaffected folks who kept claiming the SF raids were a one-off, start thinking.
The re-armament of the forces is going on at a steady clip without scams. And they are being given more leeway to undertake such demonstrations of their capability.
by Karan M
27 Sep 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

This the key piece of information I was looking for, if confirmed this is double of initial estimates. All five squadrons, with two firing units each, will come in , will come in 54-60 months Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65972911.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&u...
by Karan M
26 Sep 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350874

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

TSarkar, you are repeating the very point I am making and mixing up cause and effect. Requirement of longer range to meet upcoming threats. Presently missiles like Spike LR/MR have ranges around 8 km. INVAR has a range of 5 km. Hence the search for a longer range missile. No, I spoke to multiple fo...
by Karan M
25 Sep 2018 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 212
Views: 35898

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Yet to release the annual report for last year. :roll:
by Karan M
23 Sep 2018 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

SaiK wrote:massan anti-tank and other weaponries do have DU capability. just infusing some thought here for shoulder carrying rounds


And where will we source that DU from?
by Karan M
23 Sep 2018 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

I have been channel surfing to find out the various viewpoints of the govt./ party spokespersons and opposition cynics,defence analysts, plus IAF officers.Here are some observations which may cut through the rhetoric and inaccurate info. being debated upon by the poorly informed. First observation:...
by Karan M
23 Sep 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Does Prahaar have a typical ballistic missile trajectory, or a 'depressed' trajectory akin to a cruise missile that DRDO was talking about experimenting with a while back? Not depressed trajectory but trajectory shaping. Prahaar's export derivative, the Pragati features: The Pragati missile has qui...
by Karan M
23 Sep 2018 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karthik S wrote:They already do by understating range saar.


Hey hey hey you mean Agni-V is not exactly 5000km in range, down to the last decimal point? Shocked I tell you, shocked, my faith in humanity has been hurt. :(( :((
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

Hari Nair sir, my comment was not directed at your statements but at those of our shrieking 4th estate and the political vultures who are playing with national security for their parochial political needs. The end result is the IAF won't get more of the aircraft it so comprehensively evaluated and s...
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

I don't know why so much fuss is being made about a deal where there is literally no evidence that something bad has happened or any overt corruption occurred. For all the left/INC guys yammering about Ambani/DRAL getting offsets, can they explain how Scorpene offsets went to pvt firms with literall...
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1570
Views: 132441

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Sanctions will actually benefit India over the longer term and finally put paid to the "available easy peasy pie purchases" lobby which has been pushing for "off the shelf proven" foren gear for everything and anything.
Short term, will roil the markets & create a lot of FUD.
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

DRDO should deliberately overstate range limits by a few km to frustrate BRF watchers. ;)
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

The French Govt has spoken.... Rafale deal: After Hollande's statement, France says not involved in choosing Indian partners http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/sep/22/rafale-deal-after-hollandes-statement-france-says-not-involved-in-choosing-indian-partners-1875494.html LOL at how our grea...
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

Indranil, that's Dassault's prerogative and GOI can't do much about it because if it intervenes its influencing the vendor choice for offsets.At best it can set a broad policy which if it is strict, will end up excluding all but HAL. For instance, we all know what/where Wipro started from. I know t...
by Karan M
22 Sep 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1392
Views: 194820

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

The choice of Reliance for this deal is its soft underbelly. It is the least defendable. Okay, HAL is bad. But what about all the other private companies which do have some aerospace experience. This is a pity. It is a good plane. IAF needs it. UPA had tied itself in knots which Modi cut through. H...
by Karan M
21 Sep 2018 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

If it was left to some on BRF every soldier would carry a Brahmos on his back.

If it was left to DDM, every missile in Indian inventory including Milan-2T would be referred to as nuclear-tipped.
by Karan M
21 Sep 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 681
Views: 75010

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I wouldn't worry... Iyerval is just hyping things up. Its ok to support the Rafale deal, but running down our own people like HAL is a self-goal which he won't realize. His articles with Angad Singh also have a bunch of half baked info. Neither has any tech program experience but both are now eggspe...
by Karan M
21 Sep 2018 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307225

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

HAL leaders will never admit to anything wrong with their org or firm. Its a blind spot.

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