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by Cosmo_R
25 Apr 2018 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 891
Views: 33605

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Ramana, your beloved BRF is in under siege. Your admins are imposing their views on members. Moderators are not censors nor arbitrators. Whoever this mod is is really a Russian Rakshak not a BRF, Any criticism of things Russian invokes this POOF mod who decides what you can say as long as it conform...
by Cosmo_R
20 Apr 2018 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 259177

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

So let me rephrase: Russians are not offering us anything on the PAK/FA. It is rubbish compared to true 5G a/c that are flying today. I believe even the RuAF does not want them in quantity.
by Cosmo_R
20 Apr 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^^and why would we want these when we could build more P17As ?

"Now we are waiting for the corresponding decision of our Indian colleagues."
by Cosmo_R
20 Apr 2018 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^ What technology has Russia actually transferred to us? Can we take the deep ToT SU-30MKI and build it into the SU35? Russians held us back on the the Brahmos integration with the MKI. refused to share Ramjet/seeker tech with us. Sold us crap on the MiG 29K and the Vik, Trying to sell us on the SU...
by Cosmo_R
19 Apr 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

On another subject, this article in the Diplomat seems to be 'fake news' right out of the Internet Research Agency: "India and Russia are expected to conclude an agreement for the construction of four Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356) guided-missile frigates destined for service in the ...
by Cosmo_R
19 Apr 2018 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Austin wrote:...
While russia has to be sensitive not to sell any arms that would in any way impact india negatively


Heck, let them sell as much as they want and pakis can afford. Let pakis deal with lack of service, serviceability, delays, parts and and the Russian sense of entitlement.
by Cosmo_R
16 Apr 2018 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1946
Views: 187456

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

"Yes, there is still radiation here,” Mr. Matthews said as he drove a minibus to the sites where the Australian and British governments dropped seven bombs between 1956 and 1963 which dotted the earth with huge craters and poisoned scores of indigenous people and their descendants." https:...
by Cosmo_R
11 Apr 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

Rakesh wrote:...

Six aircraft? :lol: HAL is well on her way to producing 16 aircraft a year by 2019. What are you talking about?


How many will they produce in 2018? and in 2019. How many did they commit to producing in 2017. They may be "well on their way" but how long is the road? Sorry no emojis
by Cosmo_R
08 Apr 2018 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 232304

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Sir Page 297 - annexure XIX Link - https://www.cag.gov.in/sites/default/files/audit_report_files/Union_Compliance_Defence_Army_Ordnance_Factories_35_2014.pdf It is very depressing to read these reports. Looks like entire OFB complex should be shut down ASAP. OFB will soldier on regardless of orders...
by Cosmo_R
08 Apr 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Not according to TASS. The deal's still stuck on price apparently. Delivery contract on S-400 systems for India won’t be signed at Moscow conference - source The sides have not yet agreed on the price of the deal, the source said Follows an established pattern: we can't agree on price and they can'...
by Cosmo_R
07 Apr 2018 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

Groundhog day :) 10 squadrons of MiGs retiring by 2022. HAL will produce 6 LCAs per year for 1 + squadron.l The GoI just don't get it. The Chinese do. There will be a frantic letter from Modi to Trump just as there was from Nehru to JFK when the PRC attacked in 1962. Indian pols do not understand se...
by Cosmo_R
05 Apr 2018 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Any news on the S 400 deal so far? After protracted 'negotiations' spread over 3 years Nirmala Sitharaman is supposed to have traveled just for signing it. "India and Russia are ready to close deal on the S400 Triumf advanced surface-to-air missile system (SAMs), and a commerical contract is m...
by Cosmo_R
01 Apr 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 259177

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

.... If Russia sells arms to Pakistan then it knows all future arms sells to India will be on the line.Question is will it be willing to loose its biggest market - India to sell a couple of squadrons to pakistan? .. Russian power over us will continue as long as the percentage of arms we have does ...
by Cosmo_R
30 Mar 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 212
Views: 35927

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

^^^True. That's why it's a conundrum. You can have millions in manpower equipped with Lee Enfield .303 or you can go the tech way and use drones and satellites etc or some combination of both. But if you have manpower because you need to create jobs, it's a no-win.
by Cosmo_R
30 Mar 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 212
Views: 35927

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Apologies if posted elsewhere. The timings of these caught my as well as one angle I'd never thought of: First, Mihir Sharma: "All militaries lament a lack of resources, of course. And the Modi administration has certainly moved towards a closer strategic relationship with the U.S., signing som...
by Cosmo_R
24 Mar 2018 05:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 752261

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The eco-banshees will descend on you :) Cosmo Ji, In this day and age, the above statement is absurd, I feel. We are facing major environmental challenges, apart from politico-economic ones from all the savagery we have done on earth and humanity is paying the price for it too. It is incumbent on u...
by Cosmo_R
23 Mar 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882587

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

.... it will politically be impossible for govt to authorize use of armed drones in naxal areas unless a covert black ops program which will inevitably leak and damage the govt badly. and in the thick forests, its impossible to make out woodcutters/foragers vs poachers vs full-caliber naxals vs tre...
by Cosmo_R
23 Mar 2018 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882587

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

shiv wrote:
Cosmo_R wrote:Question on the SU30MKI /Brahmos

What are the use cases?

IMO most deadly would be maritime. From Malacca to the Persian gulf ships will be in trouble


Agreed. Dense concentration of HVT. But what role do the SU30MK/Brahmos play in this? Andamans—yes but west of that?
by Cosmo_R
23 Mar 2018 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 10544

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

Google 'Modi News' and all of a sudden you get everything that Roam Rajya Rahul is throwing at Modi. Wasn't that way two months ago
by Cosmo_R
23 Mar 2018 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882587

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Question on the SU30MKI /Brahmos

What are the use cases?
by Cosmo_R
23 Mar 2018 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 752261

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

we should take a leaf from chinese book and develop huge naval and air bases in the nicobar chain but leave existing islands mostly untouched. instead just dump rocks and sand and make 20 feet high flat islands for docks and air bases and supply depots, off the real islands. burrow deftly into some...
by Cosmo_R
17 Mar 2018 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 235961

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^Rudradev, " Without more Hindu Indian immigration to America, from all rungs of society and all walks of life, we will go extinct in this country."

The only alternative to extinction is evolution. We must evolve.
by Cosmo_R
17 Mar 2018 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 235961

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

According to Pew survey 1-2% Hindu to Christian converts. But many are becoming cultural Christians/Western primarily through marriage. Whatever the number, you have to ask why. People[u] choose[u]a faith based on clarity: personal god, one way to salvation etc. Hinduism is la carte. No book, no sa...
by Cosmo_R
15 Mar 2018 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

... Richard A. Bitzinger, visiting senior fellow at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said he did not expect a resolution in even the next two to three years. “I am never surprised by what the Indians do when it comes to their procurement tenders. They are constantly changin...
by Cosmo_R
15 Mar 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

Anyone notice the timeline between this F-35s are not the right choice for India’s defence https://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/f-35s-are-not-the-right-choice-for-india/story-HZbYkoBcUewaTHS0kYRjAL.html and India eyes Boeing's Super Hornet in latest twist to Air Force procurement: Experts skeptica...
by Cosmo_R
12 Mar 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

HT. Angad Singh and Abhijit Iyer make this case "But the real killer is control: India will not have control over anything on this plane — not the weapons, not the integration of new weapons, not even upgrading the threat database for the electronic warfare systems to jam forcing India to share...
by Cosmo_R
09 Mar 2018 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 617062

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

French Barracuda project’s utility to India http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rqltXdEokaHko48UWoc7CN/French-Barracuda-projects-utility-to-India.html But Shiv is right: nothing will happen. The Admiral had to justify the trip. On his recent visit to France, India’s chief of naval staff, Admiral Sunil ...
by Cosmo_R
09 Mar 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 532444

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

^^^You mean object codes. That is what the US provided the UAE for the Block 60s.

Read the Political Issues section here

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/th ... eet-04538/
by Cosmo_R
08 Mar 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61882

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Interesting article (paywall) in the WSJ today: "Lockheed Martin Corp. has a plan to cut the daunting cost of its F-35 combat jet. But for that to happen, U.S. taxpayers would first have to pay more upfront to trim the price tag of the world’s most expensive military program. The Bethesda, Md.-...
by Cosmo_R
08 Mar 2018 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 159252

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

Haridas wrote:
ramana wrote:India is part of design group of PakFA.

Since when? Didn't see any report.
Otoh heard report where iaf upset that its pilots can't even ride as copilot even once.


Yes zip. They won't let the IAF near the a/c even after we poured $295MM into it
Whoops wrong thread
by Cosmo_R
08 Mar 2018 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

^^^ .....In sum, my surmise is, "We will act in our national interest. No we are not afraid of you. Neither are we afraid of the West. We are a dependable partner with much to offer in terms of market access, trade partnership, and a responsible player. We welcome you to be part of the Indian m...
by Cosmo_R
07 Mar 2018 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200472

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

The US blocks the sale to Egypt of Scalp-EG airborne cruise missiles for Rafale https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/rafale-en-egypte-les-etats-unis-bloquent-768856.html Here's the Egyptian POV https://www.egyptdailynews.com/detail/the-united-states-blocks-add...
by Cosmo_R
06 Mar 2018 04:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501050

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Rudradev wrote:......and do our best to wean ourselves of any legacy dependence on Russian military technology. Moscow is now a Chinese poodle,.


Agree. Russians <> Soviet young pioneer friends. Will sacrifice us to PRC if money is right at first juncture.
by Cosmo_R
05 Mar 2018 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

^^^ Rakesh... Secondly, the Air Force will not accept “make do” aircraft. They proved that in the first MMRCA contest, when they soundly rejected both teens and rightfully so. .... Keep in mind that at the start of the MMRCA, the IAF still was pining for the M2K which today would be a "make do&...
by Cosmo_R
04 Mar 2018 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75748

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

... As a new customer, you cannot buy the F-35's currently in the production chain..so the only realistic entry point for a new customer will be for deliveries in the early 2020s which would be at a time they have either achieved or are very close to those price targets based on current trends. Whi...

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