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by Cosmo_R
19 Nov 2017 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4730
Views: 413453

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The second point,to maintain qualitaive superiority necessitates the acquisition asap of a 5th-gen fighter.Here,in whatever shape or form,the FGFA deal must be sealed. Why? The JSF's test reports are public, its (many) warts are being fixed. The FGFA does not have a single flying prototype, and the...
by Cosmo_R
19 Nov 2017 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

But quite recently I was told by very insider desi aphsar that the reason for the French offer to build Rafales in India was declined was that HAL etc babus flat-out said that even if given all ToT they didn't think Rafales could be built in India. Which may be one reason why F-16 assembly line is ...
by Cosmo_R
18 Nov 2017 06:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4558
Views: 394535

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

"The demand for Indian sovereign debt IMHO is much in excess of the perceived creditworthiness of Baa2/BBB level"

Primarily from OCIs and very short term.

Very volatile.
by Cosmo_R
18 Nov 2017 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110641

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

periaswamy wrote:- India has the cards, so what cards does Oz have exactly?


Could you be more specific on what 'cards' we hold? And, whether there is more than only one way to play them? For example, would we consider aligning with China against Japan and the US?
by Cosmo_R
17 Nov 2017 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 202270

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Here's what Dhanoa has to say : "Dhanoa said a contract was signed in March 2006 for 20 Tejas aircraft to be delivered between April 2009 and December 2010. "Out of these 20 aircraft, only five were received ... Again a contract was signed in December 2010 for 20 more aircraft to be delive...
by Cosmo_R
16 Nov 2017 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110641

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

^^^That is reacting to high school slights. Adani's coal mines in OZ are the direct result of UPA/RAGA screwing him in India with environmental roadblocks (tribals etc). India has one of the largest coal reserves in the world. Why are the Adanis setting up coal mines abroad to import coal into India...
by Cosmo_R
16 Nov 2017 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110641

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Excuse me but what does Australia bring to the table? So far they have been UK, US, and China poodles in that order. And under three masters have always been an attack dog on India. Shouldn't forget their recording INS Mysore sonar signature on its return journey. Not much except keeping them away ...
by Cosmo_R
14 Nov 2017 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

... I think you got me wrong 1. There is no such thing as transfer of technology 2. Do not sneer at screwdrivergiri. I think only textbook giants sneer at the work experience and workforce expansion afforded by screwdrivergiri. For too long I have seen this mythical educated elite attitude among my...
by Cosmo_R
14 Nov 2017 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^"Like they say..."Beware a Westerner bearing gifts" https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/russia-offers-defence-technology-to-india-without-any-strings-attached/articleshow/61190714.cms Western companies are not shy about wanting to make a buck. Knowing that makes it ea...
by Cosmo_R
13 Nov 2017 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 202270

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yes, the word is "if foreign collaboration" will do magic. All these years, haven't seen it. Not foreign collaboration. Foreign investment in an entire aircraft production line where parts are initially assembled "integrated" as HAL likes to call it and later components outsourc...
by Cosmo_R
12 Nov 2017 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 202270

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

One small request. ^^^ Please no more 'madam'. For all the reasons we already know. Thank you
by Cosmo_R
11 Nov 2017 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 142207

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

And how often is the IAF against firangi gear? That should tell us the obvious about this project. http://m.indiatoday.in/story/indian-air-force-127-fifth-generation-fighter-aircraft-russia/1/1039202.html .. This article can't even get who's buying what from whom right : "The Russians are aski...
by Cosmo_R
10 Nov 2017 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 202270

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

.... However, the IAF Plans Directorate wants imported fighters. They don't have any ulterior motives, just want "proven and tested stuff" advertised as by their sellers. And Tejas fares very bad in marketing, publicity & advertising. This is Make or Break for Tejas. HAL is not just b...
by Cosmo_R
10 Nov 2017 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2896
Views: 260472

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

srai wrote:^^^

If the next phase is approved, the first flight of AMCA will take place in 7-years--2025 or thereabouts. Then that would be followed by 10-years of flight testings/refinements before IOC/FOC sometime around 2035.


Assuming the usual delays,in limited service by 2040
by Cosmo_R
09 Nov 2017 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 860
Views: 144851

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

... There is no point developing force levels for unwinnable wars. Develop what is needed to win practicable wars and if it goes beyind that use nukes. Just my thoughts Agree. We 'win' by deterring China and Pak from attacking. Any war they launch against us has to be 'unwinnable' for them because ...
by Cosmo_R
08 Nov 2017 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The 'trade deficit' argument for military imports from the US is spurious: It has already been addressed by shifting oil/LNG purchases from the ME to the US. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa-oil/indias-reliance-makes-first-purchase-of-u-s-crude-sources-idUSKCN1C80VE Also, it's not about ...
by Cosmo_R
07 Nov 2017 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4730
Views: 413453

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^"... The chinis are extracting access and technology by leveraging their market."
That's how you get 'ToT' and you would think we'd have it figured out by now.
by Cosmo_R
05 Nov 2017 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 354602

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^^"There is no Russia/China bloc. It's alliance based on undermining the US. It is not an alliance based on sustainable interests " "The larger Chinese goal is to dominate Eurasia, which means relegating Russia to a second-tier power." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion/...
by Cosmo_R
04 Nov 2017 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 643
Views: 60237

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

sum wrote:Noko embassy?


Everywhere but it seems. We love Nokos as 'students'
by Cosmo_R
04 Nov 2017 02:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 146622

Re: Indian Education System

"SC: Engineering degrees secured since 2001 via correspondence invalid" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sc-engineering-degrees-secured-since-2001-via-correspondence-invalid/articleshow/61500295.cms This is interesting since I know of several individuals representing pretty good U...
by Cosmo_R
03 Nov 2017 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 643
Views: 60237

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^^Noko hackers:

"In others, researchers believe they are now physically stationed in countries like India, where nearly one-fifth of Pyongyang’s cyberattacks now originate."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/worl ... -sony.html
by Cosmo_R
21 Oct 2017 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 142207

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I am impressed that the IAF is looking for F-35 capabilities in the PAK-FA. Since now that PAK-FA is not shaping up to the standards of the IAF, ask the Americans for the F-35 and end the PAK-FA tamasha, SE tamasha and Gripen love-fest tamasha. P.S. And I believe the F-35 fires the Meteor missile.....
by Cosmo_R
21 Oct 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 142207

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

It is not going to happen, but ordering the F35 would be like killing two birds with one stone (The SE and FGFA). In that case what would Russia's reaction be? Give a couple of squadrons of SU35 for free to Pakistan? Hopefully Philip will lobby and help prevent that. :lol: Russia can be bought by o...
by Cosmo_R
21 Oct 2017 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 142207

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^^Condolences to all those who wished us to be in splendid isolation kowtowing to the Chinese Empire and gazing in wonder at the perfect people in Young Pioneer magazines from the FSU, even as we sacrificed our own interests to be in harmony with the 'workers' paradise.
by Cosmo_R
21 Oct 2017 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2941
Views: 312814

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War A resurgence in Russian submarine technology has reignited an undersea rivalry that played out in a cat-and-mouse sea hunt across the Mediterranean "The Krasnodar, a Russian attack submarine, left the coast of Libya in late ...
by Cosmo_R
20 Oct 2017 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82839

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is the difference between being designated a "Major Defense Partner" and being designated a "Major Non NATO Ally" :?: A designation created specially for India because the 'MNNA' was not palatable to GoI and which serves to facilitate DTTI tech cooperation. It appears to be...
by Cosmo_R
20 Oct 2017 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82839

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Tillerson's speech is a capstone event. Clear indication of US intentions and preferences. Everyone will take note. "Security concerns of India are security concerns of the US". "The two greatest democracies must have the two greatest militaries" Remember what has been predicted...
by Cosmo_R
14 Oct 2017 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82839

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

"You are so wrong there. The IUNCA was a CLEAR compromise and its costs was paid entirely by our strategic assets, leaving India with a less than credible arsenal due to non testing. So, is the pressure to sign the foundational agreements. Every so called "Strategic Partnership" agre...
by Cosmo_R
21 Sep 2017 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The pro-import lobby should make up their mind on what they think will be the true gain: 1. When ToT is questioned, they move to job creation, 2. When job creation is questioned, they move to building up ab-initio companies, 3. When ab-initio companies are questioned, they move to ToT. Bhai, first ...
by Cosmo_R
21 Sep 2017 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^LM has stated that by the 7th year, it expects to roll out a near completely 'locally sourced' F-16. So 90% by year 6 is not a stretch. Near completely locally sourced F-16 by year seven? So apart from the engine and the AESA radar, everything else will be locally sourced by the seventh year? Wh...
by Cosmo_R
20 Sep 2017 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^LM has stated that by the 7th year, it expects to roll out a near completely 'locally sourced' F-16. So 90% by year 6 is not a stretch. We are not going to get IP from them or anyone else so it makes sense to let them bear 100% of the investment cost in exchange for 100% ownership and responsibil...
by Cosmo_R
20 Sep 2017 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434497

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^..What defines the core "minimum" security interests of the nation? No one has a clear answer and thus we keep importing equipment and platforms as Band-Aid solutions." Bulls-eye! We are trying arm for every eventuality without even understanding fully what the scenarios might be. ...
by Cosmo_R
20 Sep 2017 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I have a feeling that some kind of mig-29upg, mig-29k, mig35 production line will come to India along with rd-33mk engine tech. IMO - worth the money we pay - maybe we pay $1 billion dollars for getting the engine/production tech/support. I am surprised Natasha lobby is not thinking of removing one...
by Cosmo_R
20 Sep 2017 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^Looks like Pratyush Kumar wants to co-opt 'state' enterprises as a way of both lubricating the resistance: getting the HAL and PSU unions on Boeing's side and then using them as fall guys if things go wrong. Heck, it's a great strategy to do an end run around LM which is ahead because after all, ...
by Cosmo_R
19 Sep 2017 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 383
Views: 49669

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rakesh wrote:MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Navy :D
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... 720725.cms


MiG is China's 'assassin's mace' for India.
by Cosmo_R
19 Sep 2017 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434497

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Interesting point. If range is a factor, why not put Growler capabilities on P-8 I or a more specialized version of 737s? Longer legs, loiter time, MRO compatibility with P8-I For a tactical role (i.e. escort jamming), the ideal platform is the Su-30MKI. Its has great persistence, a second seat for...
by Cosmo_R
19 Sep 2017 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4964
Views: 412897

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

HAL will have its hands full with the MKI upgrades, LCA, the helicopters. If they have excess skilled manpower, it's good news for private companies who have a pool to source from. They have what—120+ LCAs to deliver. Assuming (and that's a big if) they deliver 20/year, that's six years at full capa...
by Cosmo_R
19 Sep 2017 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1781
Views: 296316

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The whole idea of A-10s and SU-25s was to unleash lethality against ground formations. The A-10 was the centerpiece of NATO's strategy to kill Soviet tanks as they poured across the Fulda Gap. This at the time was also called "Dragons Teeth": depleted Uranium rounds against armor. Does the...
by Cosmo_R
18 Sep 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1133
Views: 87839

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

rather than backfires overhauled from some boneyard with iffy uptimes, it is better to invest in 12 new build blackjack mk2 which the russians are restarting production on. maybe we will start receiving in 5 years if we sign up now. they will have new engines and all new avionics and systems. plus ...
by Cosmo_R
18 Sep 2017 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1133
Views: 87839

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Go the whole hog. Use the new Vikrant hulls to build Wasp class LHDs—our version of JC stick 20 F35Bs and we get both and 2 for the price of 1 How will the 40000t hull be suitable for a 25000t ship? Overall I have to agree that the change of focus to amphibious assault/helo/light aircraft carriers ...

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