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by Cosmo_R
19 Jan 2018 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325571

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

SHQ was asking what is this SPIKE deal with Israel? 1. DRDO objected. Got the PSU unions to throw their weight around. MoD wobbled because it's what they do. 2. COAS Bipin Rawat intervened to argue that Indian infantry would be at disadvantage to Pakis if they had to wait until 2022 for first deliv...
by Cosmo_R
11 Jan 2018 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531412

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

.... Now with a gora JV or gora consultant, I am protected from the clutches of these other desis. I know in my heart, I am just as good as this gora but I am not better than the machination of my fellow desis. The gora lends an air of decency and safety from my own kind. Some truth here. That's wh...
by Cosmo_R
17 Dec 2017 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78699

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

^^^ Ah the fabled Qatari Mirages again.... https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7266&p=2235803#p2235803 It is both ironic and funny that you keep bringing up the 12 Qatari M2Ks as something that we believe will provide a magic solution to the depleting squadron strength in ...
by Cosmo_R
16 Dec 2017 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78699

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

^^^ Ah the fabled Qatari Mirages again. Elsewhere BRfites are considering retired French Jaguars. http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/small/000/397/397838.jpg What is this gene within us that causes us to assume that any sellers would leave vast quantities of hidden unused usability for us s...
by Cosmo_R
15 Dec 2017 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3624
Views: 200297

Re: Internal Security Watch

Huge arms haul in Nashik: 25 rifles, 19 revolvers,1 machine gun seized Acting on a tip-off, the Nashik rural police seized a large quantity of arms near Chandwad toll naka on Agra-Mumbai highway and arrested three men on Friday morning. The seizure includes 25 rifles, one machine gun, 19 revolvers ...
by Cosmo_R
14 Dec 2017 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1107
Views: 108850

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Aditya_V wrote:
Austin wrote:Egyptian MiG-29M2 with Kh-38 mockup:

WTF-> they operate around 240 F16's, 32 Mirage -2000, getting 24 Rafale's and even Mig 29's? Wiki says 60 J-7 also, seems like a better zoo than the IAF


Yup and they haven't met a color they didn't like.
by Cosmo_R
13 Dec 2017 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531412

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

...Ka226/LUH saga is an example. I can bet that the 100th desi-built Ka-226 will have less desi components than the first series production LUH. And, I'll bet once 100 Ka226 and LUH are built you'll have fewer Ka226 flight-worthy that LUH. The 100th desi-built KA-226 will likely have less desi comp...
by Cosmo_R
12 Dec 2017 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410285

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This is relevant to the LCA. This is why MP says they bought the Rafale https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/manohar-parrikar-says-rafale-deal-gives-india-edge-over-pak-1785775 He's talking about the Meteor. Just a thought MK1A/2 with conformal fuel tanks (another 1,000 kg worth) brings it into Gripen E...
by Cosmo_R
11 Dec 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410285

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This is relevant to the LCA. This is why MP says they bought the Rafale "Pakistan had only about 20 km range ... due to which they remained away," he said. However, between 1999 and 2014, Pakistan acquired a capacity of 100 km range whereas India had upgraded its BVR up to 60 km on SU30, h...
by Cosmo_R
11 Dec 2017 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1168
Views: 189192

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

'wild Christmas parties, nurses, really interesting conversation regarding combat aircraft'. Somehow, this does not 'gel'. Is there a subtext we should be looking for? :) You mean you can't see any connection between the Norfolk broads and birds? Age dims the spread. In my dotage I thought it was s...
by Cosmo_R
11 Dec 2017 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1168
Views: 189192

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

^^In 1984-85 the break up of the USSR was still a few years away. I was working in Great Yarmouth - a place on the eastern tip of the English coast in Norfolk. There used to be some wild Christmas parties and one of the nurses had a sister who was a radar operator in an east coast station. I recall...
by Cosmo_R
11 Dec 2017 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410285

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

... ... a country with a democratic government simply will not work that way. People hate democracy for this reason and then the topic usually shifts to how bad Indian democracy is and how things get done oh so easily in xyz democratic western nation. But we must reach solutions that are feasible i...
by Cosmo_R
09 Dec 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321272

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Vivek K wrote:What does India get in return for this gift (national waste) to Russia?


AFAIK, the satisfaction that it (gift) did not go to Boeing or Sikorsky
by Cosmo_R
07 Dec 2017 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 981
Views: 113770

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRamS: I simultaneously weep profusely...etc. This is not fuel -- this is tar/bitumen for laying roads. Just do a web search on that product and the import/export documents for it. States that pretty clearly. Just because Indian journalists are a bunch of low IQ cretins, doesn't mean we have to exp...
by Cosmo_R
04 Dec 2017 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3576
Views: 225870

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

@VivS "Core design experience we will only get with a new clean-sheet project which isn't economical for the quantities we envision (the export market is already saturated). The best we can hope for is local assembly and component production that can hopefully feed into the global eco-system. I...
by Cosmo_R
03 Dec 2017 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78699

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

Rakesh wrote:And if he is left unchallenged, he will ruin it."

It is a family tradition...
by Cosmo_R
02 Dec 2017 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 981
Views: 113770

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This sent the BP up a notch: As Obama Warns Modi, Ivanka Given Lavish Welcome in India "Obama picked up on India’s main current social issue when he said that, along with other countries, it should ensure that a Muslim population felt integrated. “That is something that should be cherished and ...
by Cosmo_R
02 Dec 2017 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 123007

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

^^^Fake news?
by Cosmo_R
02 Dec 2017 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 981
Views: 113770

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^Pompeo is a better bet for us. He's not running for higher office. Haley will be far more anti -Iran because she wants to be VP :)
by Cosmo_R
27 Nov 2017 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5230
Views: 461486

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

UlanBatori wrote:T.. there is no hope, even to bring a ladder for the pilot to get down and go to the forest for a "p".


I thought that was what "p"tot tubes were for.
by Cosmo_R
22 Nov 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137877

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^^Picklu wrote: In other news, it is confirmed now. IA trial team forced Arjun to run 1000s of KM in reverse gear to cause failure of the engine and used the same to reject. Put a few more reverse gears on it and may be of serious interest to the Egyptians who will only need one forward gear in cas...
by Cosmo_R
22 Nov 2017 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137877

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^^ for once, you are correct. This entire FRCV tamasha was written for the Armata in mind. The other contendors are there just for show. When I said this a few moons back on BRF, I was criticized for saying so. :roll: Sad if it happens. The Armata will be a half baked item unable to perform, and t...
by Cosmo_R
19 Nov 2017 07:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 451158

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: 5230
Views: 461486

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 425158

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: 1960
Views: 121092

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: 3249
Views: 410285

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: 1960
Views: 121092

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: 1960
Views: 121092

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: 5230
Views: 461486

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: 5230
Views: 461486

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: 3249
Views: 410285

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: 3249
Views: 410285

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: 2180
Views: 159613

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: 3249
Views: 410285

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: 2920
Views: 276569

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: 1168
Views: 189192

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: 5230
Views: 461486

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 451158

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.

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