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by vic
11 Sep 2014 21:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 690948

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Bharat forge should engage with DRDO for MCIWS and BEL for electronics of their howitzers.
by vic
11 Sep 2014 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 104034

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I think that NSA has collected personal details about corrupt and decadent rulers of EU nations and now are using it to blackmail them into confronting Russia and destroying their own economies.
by vic
11 Sep 2014 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 104034

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Russia should ban luxury cars from Germany and enact a law to ban purchase of real estate in UK by Russians, this will be a well calibrated slap on NATO cowboys.
by vic
11 Sep 2014 16:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 685969

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

i think that IAF should adopt SATCOM, DIRCM, towed decoys across the whole fleet so that we are not caught with our pants down in Kargill type situation again. I think there is sorely lacking sense of urgency for any these equipment.
by vic
11 Sep 2014 16:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 411113

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Almost 95% cost of a Tank is in its engine power pack, gun & ammo, FCS, Armour technology. Hence Arjun technology can easily be used to build multiple variants like 4 men crew, 3 men crew for western border and 2 men crew and say even One man crew for eastern border.
by vic
11 Sep 2014 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3624
Views: 449953

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

Can a guru write a short explanation about various imp semi conductor products and tech required for manufacturing them, for layperson like me. For instance what is tech required for things like micropocessors, memory chips, CMOS, MEMS, detectors, VLSI, ASICs and the hell are these things?
by vic
09 Sep 2014 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 677011

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Post deleted and user warned for personal attack on another poster. It has been impressed upon you up-teem times to mind your language and stop going around passing certificates to people. - rohitvats.
by vic
09 Sep 2014 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 677011

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

MP5 are very very poor weapon for terrorist threat. It is okay for a "police"action against amateur criminal or wannabee novice terrorist but against a terrorist trained by Pak SF is little less than useless. MP5 and Beretta 9mm are useless super costly imported junk foisted on our forces ...
by vic
09 Sep 2014 13:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 430
Views: 23947

Re: Indian investments thread

As per my layperson opinion, the +ives and -ives for stock market index are:- +ives Modi policies encouraging econmic activity by removing corruption tax and Mouse Singh delay Crude oil Going down Interest will go down if the inflation slows with Crude Going down Yuan is slowly becoming stronger Ukr...
by vic
09 Sep 2014 13:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 411113

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

We need to have three lines:- Arjun Heavy Mark-3, 4 & 5 (60-70 tons) T-xx copy. (45-55 tons) We should terminate T-90 contract and develop our own version of 3 men crew tank using the production line Avadi. After all Army wants T-xx for what ever reason and we should give it to them. Two men cre...
by vic
08 Sep 2014 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 130032

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

The fact is that there is 6-18 months delay in FoC. But if the production order is of 20+20+6 LCA Mark-1 is not subject to FoC then there would be no delay in overall scheme of things.
by vic
07 Sep 2014 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2796
Views: 427869

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

suryag wrote:Another example of "great" Russian help

Did Russia delay submarine overhaul to undermine Indian shipyard?


Has HSL ever completed any project within time and cost?
by vic
07 Sep 2014 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2796
Views: 427869

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Def Min Clears Acquisition Proposals Worth Rs 21,000 Cr. Thus, a proposal for supply of 32 HAL-built Advanced Light Helicopter, 'Dhruv', to the Coast Guard and the Navy at a cost of Rs 7,000 cror e was also okayed, officials said. Something seems off here, 7000 crores for just 32 ALH Dhruvs? Thats ...
by vic
07 Sep 2014 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 147972

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

I think that people here are confusing seeker with detector/sensor array. Seeker refers to full assembly including glass dome, cryo cooler, electronics Plus detector/sensor array. So DRDO has been making seekers with imported detector/sensor array.
by vic
06 Sep 2014 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 131511

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

HAL has not been able to complete SP1 in 10 years. And no, it neither IOC1 Nor IOC2 standard. As per Chaiwala news SP 1 & 2 are pre IOC, SP 3 - 6 would be IOC1 while SP 7-14 will be IOC2 standard. Thereafter it is estimated that next 16 aircraft will be FOC1 while balance would be FOC2. It is al...
by vic
06 Sep 2014 10:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 131511

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

What is the big Sh!t about back up plan? Just order more Su-30MKIs. Perhaps they mean that there is no back up plan to create their retirement funds in Swiss accounts.
by vic
06 Sep 2014 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3624
Views: 449953

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

Look at the names? Jai Prakash is bankrupt real estate sector Lala company, what does it know about chip manufacture? They cannot make Potato chips let alone computer chips.
by vic
06 Sep 2014 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 136346

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Minesweeper deal with South Korea should be scrapped and it should be given to an Indian Pvt sector ship builder. They will buy the expertise from abroad if required. Also the deal to send the 2 Kilos to Russia for up gradation should be scrapped and L&T should be offered the job. All Import...
by vic
04 Sep 2014 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3624
Views: 449953

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

Also things like warehouse, security, delivery, transportation, canteen, janitors, Gardners, marketing people
by vic
01 Sep 2014 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Prioritizing IAF Expenses (AMCA/FGFA/LCA/MMRCA/UAVs)
Replies: 28
Views: 1502

Re: Prioritizing IAF Expenses (AMCA/FGFA/LCA/MMRCA/UAVs)

Scrap MRCA and concentrate on LCA. Similarly concentrate on AMCA and scrap PAKFA. Order additional Su-30MKI in the interim.
by vic
01 Sep 2014 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 290814

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

HAL has been consistently lying and trying to conceal that it has practically Zero role in research and it will continue to do screwdrivergiri in manufacturing of PAKFA. IAF chief was right in firing Hal for surrendering its share. HAL management always had reputation of signing one sided contracts ...
by vic
01 Sep 2014 07:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 411113

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

50% cost of Arjun Order represents ancillary items, hence Arjun is priced at USD 5 million. Also I suspect Army will continue to delay placing formal order for Arjun.
by vic
28 Aug 2014 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 161275

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Dear BRF members, I was just trying to sound a note of caution. But if members are well aware, then it's no doubt a good thing.
by vic
28 Aug 2014 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531977

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

I think Modi may be de facto DM while Jaitely name is only de jure.
by vic
28 Aug 2014 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531977

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

X-Post from Border Watch Thread Pakistani Chaiwala Alert from across the border Apparently the Indian Army has been giving hell across the length of the Punjab border too. People are getting out of and nearby areas because of shelling. There have been some civie casualties in that area. If Pakistan...
by vic
27 Aug 2014 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 161275

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

We have to engage Japan without rose tinted glasses in a hard nosed manner.
by vic
27 Aug 2014 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 161275

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan stabbed India in the back at the time of Kargill, nuke tests and also after our nuke deal. They CONTINUE to be major financers of China inspite of being ridiculed and insulted by them. Japan is NOT a friend by its conduct though they are very polite when it comes to diplomatic language while t...
by vic
26 Aug 2014 02:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 659087

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

It may just be anti-reflective paint or radar stealth coating.
by vic
26 Aug 2014 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 129997

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

JSF is suffering massive attack by Boeing Lobby.
by vic
24 Aug 2014 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3624
Views: 449953

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

Modi is simply saying that (we have increased your budget by 50%and) now buck up and deliver results. The foreign funded news traders are using it to browbeat DRDO and canvas imports.
by vic
24 Aug 2014 17:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 147972

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Hellfire is heavier, costlier and two generations behind Nag and any helicopter using Hellfire will suffer "ten times" the attrition of helos using Helina missile for similar effectiveness but Import Jindabad!
by vic
24 Aug 2014 17:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 129997

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Turbofan and Turboprop aircraft based on similar layout has been dropped long time back. Now the new Plan was NCA with conventional layout while turboprop civilian version is dropped completely.
by vic
24 Aug 2014 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 161275

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Recently it was discovered that whenever amphibian aircraft lands in water then fuel, water, ammunition, spare parts and maintenance equipment miraculously appears then and there. That is why Japanese super costly planes are very important and essential import.
by vic
24 Aug 2014 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 147972

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

7 km is absolutely useless. The missile is too heavy with short range and looks ugly. Only Imported Maal can do the job. I want an imported missile with green dollars and blondies as side dish. And in addition only IAF and IA Jarnails know best and unless somebody can produce evidence in form of sig...
by vic
23 Aug 2014 16:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 215601

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

USA is helping both sides in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Obama is a lackey of Oil and Military interests of USA and Saudis.
by vic
22 Aug 2014 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 131511

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Rafale undermines Indian long term security by diverting huge amount of our money. This deal of 126 planes will be worth USD 30-60 Billion over 40 years to France. Therefore France should sweeten the deal by giving us USD 50 Billion dollars of technology free . apart from ToT for Rafale. My List is ...
by vic
21 Aug 2014 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3624
Views: 449953

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

We have two man-portable ATGM programmes under execution being SAHMO which is Semi Active Laser Homing Missile and Man-portable Nag. Actually Javelin is now slightly dated being 20 years in production and too heavy (because of additional batteries it requires for effective deployment). But Import Ji...
by vic
18 Aug 2014 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 130032

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

What is the achievement of HAL Management? LCH, LUH, HTT-40, IJT, Rustom, LCA, Saras, Su-30MKI license manufacture all delayed and except Su-30MKI nothing in production.
by vic
18 Aug 2014 14:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 690948

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I have a different version of events. 5-6 years back, Govt sanctioned around Rs 400 crores to set up a plant which could (also) manufacture important components of the Howitzer. Thereafter things started moving. But as usual, OFB howitzer is Gold standard while DRDO howitzer is super gold + unobtain...
by vic
18 Aug 2014 14:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 215601

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ISIS is a beloved nephew of Uncle Sam. ISIS may get a little spanking once in a while but nobody should doubt deep and abiding love of Uncle Sam for ISIS.

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