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by Karan M
18 Jan 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

As to performance driven obsolescence, IAF has a few concerns about some LCA items, they need to be split between good enough, fix later and have to fix, today before LCA enters service. Tarang is case of the latter, dated design which has reliability issues and is being superceded by newer designs....
by Karan M
18 Jan 2019 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

Karan, thanks for the update. But "flying with obsolete electronics" is perfectly alright. Only ITVty folk will consider a 3 year old computer "obsolete". Obsolescence in this context means you can't produce and repair the LRU because the component is no longer available to purc...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

how often do these LRUs and power / hydraulic comps fail and need servicing? i mean does a squadron need to stockpile a lot of spares or few? Squadron exploitation will turn up the actual figures. All these items are developed to a certain number of cycles with standard figures catalogued, MTBF, MT...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

I know for a fact that the MK1 builds have multiple obsolescence issues. I don't have enough data to tell whether those are solved/solvable. So, it is likely that further builds of ANY VERSION may get delayed. I can state that some of the more critical ones were solved and some of the others (esp. ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 957
Views: 177235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am not sure of that tsarkar. Certain information was provided. Its all about how we play our cards and the question is whether we have to offer a quid-pro-quo (buy obsolete platforms as a lead-in + what we offer in terms of ring-fencing + access). I suspect the IAF is very wary of any limitations ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Its amazing to see how many closet de-racinated jerks have crawled out of the woodwork on this issue. FB is full of comments from the usual suspects like "if XXX is really scared of women, is he really a xxxx", is "Hinduism really a religion, as its afraid of progressivism" blah ...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

There are serious obsolescence issues on some parts Dileep sir, may i request you to educate this nanha in this area. High level parts like radar, engine, FBW, missiles, etc dont seem obsolete. But then I dont know anything under the hood. There are a gazillion processors and memory modules in all ...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 36882

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Your track record is not the issue here. However, sermonizing is not particularly encouraged especially when 3 moderators have already mentioned the rationale and said, enough please. Let me restate once more. We thank you for informing us about that you are mature in terms of discerning what is pro...
by Karan M
15 Jan 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 36882

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Gaurav, the poster in question has already been requested to stop posting irrelevant pics. However, the pics of the chinese lady pilots does prove one point the amount of effort the PRC puts into literally (from our perspective) comedic propaganda. No professional military worldwide has its lady ser...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 566035

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley , there was no need for those pictures. Just those two lines you wrote would have sufficed. Even that is stale news. Don't post propaganda material here. Pictures of vessels being commissioned into other navies have been posted before on this forum and have not been called propaganda... Or...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 566035

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Reiterating what SSridhar is saying - Admin decisions are not up for debate. Many folks have been given a lot of leeway please don't abuse it.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 36882

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

this is why why people like me are leaving BRF. This is supposed to be a forum for information . And when genuine information is blocked but random arguments are encouraged, viewership will reduce. too bad for BRF.... If people like you are leaving because admins asked a chinese poster to behave, t...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 36882

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am with Kengsley, Khalsa and K_Rohit ji as well. PLAN ships being inducted in service is not propaganda. We despise the 17Blunder but it has won export contracts. PLAN 052D construction is at huge immense rate. They aren't faking the induction. They may be incapable/conceeding some FOC standards ...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2260
Views: 197376

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This thread needs to be renamed Understanding Trump.. we can't seem to predict anything the guy does and what he'll walk back on and what he won't change.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Avarachan!

Sir - take care of your health first and foremost. The thread can wait for you. Please don't be concerned. We value your inputs and appreciate hearing them, but not at the cost of you getting sick. Get better.
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

>> “Much of the delay is due to changing Tejas specifications. Tejas production was cleared in 2013. But, from that time till today, there have been over 300 changes to the fighter. We need to freeze a single standard for the fighter,” points out Madhavan. This is exactly what I had constantly refe...
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410010

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

hnair wrote:Xi seem like have a google calendar alert saved, that says “give speech for be prepared for war” to popup in his Mi phone every quarter, along with “mother-in-law’s birthday”, “soak marinade for Chinese new year BBQ” and “Post meme against Dalai Clique”


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

I am assuming I was tacitly banned from replying. :(( :mrgreen:
by Karan M
12 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I just got this in my email. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/for-the-first-time-nia-books-case-against-terrorists-not-belonging-to-is-accused-hail-from-kerala-karnataka Note, nobody would have been surprised if these people are from Karnataka, Assam, UP, MP, Maharashtra or even TN.. just to quote some...
by Karan M
12 Jan 2019 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Darrshhan, Avarachan is a respected and old time member of the forum. Please tone down the aggression and counter his viewpoints in a more civil tone, if you disagree with the gist of it. As a long standing member yourself, that is definitely expected of you. No more terms like BS etc. Thanks. Avara...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221484

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sanjaykumar, there is a file with a proposal to rename you as well on Yogi's desk. After all, what's in a name. :mrgreen:
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hindus seem to remember the BJP when their rights are threatened or infringed upon and blame them for not doing anything or not doing enough. Yet when the time for voting comes they go back to the same minority pasand or caste based parties who have never lifted a finger to do anything for Hindus. ...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If you are unhappy with the BJP cluelessness that is one thing. What drove the posts about Ayodhya, references to Pakistan, secularism, implying that you need a non BJP party which is "secular" and good enough, claims that BJP supporters want to murder everyone and similar hyperbole? I see...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I have a simple query after seeing the drubbing BJP got in three states, where from most accounts, BJP did deliver on sabka saath, sabka vikas. What guarantee is there that BJP will remain in power after picking fights with the entrenched c-system. The voters will be selfish and vote them out. BJP l...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221484

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I agree. IA to INA achieves nothing.
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

PS folks I hang around with are mallus, good friends from ages, etc but that's not the point, many things to admire, like the fact the state is not a concrete jungle like the rest of India and has at least retained it's identity beyond crazy chase of modernity. my social media feed has many KL folks...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Go back a few pages and see the height of the horse and who has been riding it. For instance, characterizing concerns of north Indian folks as being Paki, implyingthe BJP and it's voters etc are often bigots, anti-secular. The refrain that Kerala as some mythical part of Utopia, so different from th...
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If both sides vote for anti-Hindu groups, bar the rare few who can see through the BS, then both are suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They aren't alone in it. After all Y caste folks in UP vote for a man, "their leader" who famously said, I dont care how many Y's you have to shoot, not a...
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Kashi wrote:
Karan M wrote:After all this, if KL H's still vote for CPM etc...


And they will continue to do so...because...well...


Stockholm syndrome in full blown action.
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221484

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why? It is the army fought for the independence of our nation. Other nations would not have hesitated to make such a change. One more thing we need to get out of the British Commonwealth asap. I do not understand why we are in that colonial entity. Pushback from IA stating it doesnt want its histor...
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

This cautious mindset is what causes Indian programs to get ignored. Whether we like it or not, we have to start learning to work on multiple things in parallel.
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221484

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

During the WW2 people like Savarkar asked Indians to join army so that they can learn warfare etc and can fight Brits when the time comes. INA saga proved that right. So all is not black and white. What we need is changes to regimental names and other such things and remove all pre 1950 era identit...
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

After all this, if KL H's still vote for CPM etc...
by Karan M
09 Jan 2019 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221484

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Our memorials of WW2 will remain as it is because of the ambiguity of the cause we were fighting for. What were we fighting for ? 'liberty' ? 'freedom from tyranny' ? By fighting on the side of the colonial oppressor ? The same entity who's supposed to show gratitude for our contributions subsequen...
by Karan M
07 Jan 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

That money is mostly staying in India bar some raw materials and the cost of the AESA radar and SPJ pod. Comparing it to the fly away costs of the Rafale is pointless!! In the former case, of the LCA, you are building up a long term aerospace complex for a fraction of the cost, assembling the Rafale...
by Karan M
07 Jan 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723119

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

The prices will definitely include cost of the project at HAL, logistics, and won't just be airframe fly-away costs as you are assuming. Basically its the (program cost (to HAL) + actual cost of each aircraft + additional items + HAL margin) divided by the number of airframes.
by Karan M
07 Jan 2019 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Pulikeshi & others. Kindly don't encourage Habal's trolling with any more explanations and rebuttals. He has accumulated two warnings already. Thanks.
by Karan M
07 Jan 2019 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131895

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Most BRFites come from very insular backgrounds which do not have ANY interaction with any minorities or even lesser castes from the majority and thus they build a self-narrative that all are out to get them and there is a big master plan going on to destroy hinduism and after repeating that narrat...
by Karan M
06 Jan 2019 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1689
Views: 248971

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

The admiral is far far away from their petty shenanigans.
For all he is concerned, they can kiss his butt. :lol:

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