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by Hari Nair
27 Jul 2019 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3423
Views: 478546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Some excellent and sharp analyses by the members here! Here is a link to an article analysing US moves as seen in the context of Iran and the Middle East: https://thewire.in/world/trump-kashmir-pakistan-iran-india The article presents a slightly different perspective and is worth a quick read. Howev...
by Hari Nair
29 Jun 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

I know that many times commercial traffic call finals for the active runway from 30,000 ft or even higher depending on the height that they are flying at, stabilize and descent undisturbed to finish the touchdown. I was wondering why this aircraft descended while still 70 odd miles away from his in...
by Hari Nair
29 Jun 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

... nobody has any solution other than firecrackers and keeping nearby areas free of slaughter houses. water bodies and trees will attract birds. garbage will attract crows. Not really. During my time, we had seriosuly explored the option of using trained falcons. Although eyebrows were raised when...
by Hari Nair
11 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

Yes, it possibly looks like CFIT whilst negotiating weather. RIP Brave Air Warriors! I lost my course-mate in the near vicinity in the mountains just north - CFIT in an An-32 in the late 80s - they also were inbound to Mechuka. If I may ask a basic question (apologies as I am not aware of this poin...
by Hari Nair
11 Jun 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

if it crashed 16km north of lipo, it was off the line to mechuka the destination which is along a valley to west of lip. maybe it was avoiding some storm cell and trying to work around...…. Yes, it possibly looks like CFIT whilst negotiating weather. RIP Brave Air Warriors! I lost my course-mate in...
by Hari Nair
11 Jun 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

IR sirji, non upgraded an-32 has GPWS with voice warning and PRIMUS-500 WR. GPWS coupled to airdata computer for baro altitude !!!Both are from sunstrand corp... Yes, indeed it has all of those. Each of those systems has its capabilities and limitations. Which brings me back to my post earlier desc...
by Hari Nair
11 Jun 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329393

Re: Military Flight Safety

its quite bizarre ,we could not locate the wreckage of An-32 so far with all the cartosat,Risat and other sensors of su-30mki and UAVs in hand. How can a plane disappear so all of a sudden with out a mayday call !!! …….could it be a SAM attack? or EW attack? Very sad to note !!!! Is it really bizar...
by Hari Nair
02 Jun 2019 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir, For IMRH ,two versions one for IAF/IA with 12.5 T MTOW and payload of 4T and altitude ceiling of 6km while for IN with 11.25 T MTOW and payload of 3.5 T and altitude ceiling of 4.5 km is planned. One can infer that the IN version had proportionally smaller footprint of the rotor apart fro...
by Hari Nair
02 Jun 2019 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir, thank you for your reply. Please indulge me a little longer. My intention is to learn more. I agree with you that: 1. ALH has sufficient power at SL. 2. Changing the MGB is no easy task. Even if the MGB is redesigned, the rotors have to be redesigned too, meaning the tail rotor has to cha...
by Hari Nair
01 Jun 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Nair sir, I had read somewhere that there was a plan to install a Longbow like fire control radar on the LCH. Is that a capability that is actually planned for the LCH? Its controlled tech. So far, only the Yanks have successfully deployed it. Its also a very expensive piece of kit and makes u...
by Hari Nair
01 Jun 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir, I did not completely follow the reasoning. With a MGB which can take the max power of the engine at sea level, wouldn't you have even more power at your disposal while hovering with a submerged dunking sonar? Saar, The fundamental Q one needs to ask for the dunking sonar role is: Can the ...
by Hari Nair
31 May 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sir, I am given to understand that Dhruv is optimised for high altitudes which doesn't allow the engines to be used in full potential at sea level. is there any current plan to address this issue, which might mean better utilization of naval Dhruv ? thanks. At first glance, the practise of de-ratin...
by Hari Nair
31 May 2019 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ramana wrote:Hari,
Let me thank you for bringing service perspective to the forum
I truly value your presence.


Thanks, Sir, glad to be of use!
by Hari Nair
30 May 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 796585

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/budgam-chopper-incident-officers-could-face-charge-of-culpable-homicide/articleshow/69420359.cms Budgam chopper incident: Officers could face charge of culpable homicide looks like our mi17 chopper was downed by own Spidyr missile ^ The Court of Inq...
by Hari Nair
30 May 2019 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It has been an ask from IA/IAF for a long time. I don't know what is the exact hold up on HAL's side! Integration is underway. Delays were because of other issues. Any clue on the function of this MAWS looking thing? Its the navigation light. Its re-positioned to a location on the armour plate, whe...
by Hari Nair
24 May 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 123866

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Check out what our resident ex-Army Colonel turned crusader posted in his thread: http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/05/army-commanding-officers-are-voting-on.html Some excerpts: "Avny Lavasa, the deputy commissioner of Leh, who is also the District Election Officer, has written to the army co...
by Hari Nair
23 May 2019 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 123866

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ab ki baar - Teen Sau Paar!!
Good going. Hope the leads hold up!
by Hari Nair
19 May 2019 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528627

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Interesting the way events are being shaped up in the EC: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ashok-lavasa-wrote-thrice-to-ec-to-record-minority-view-in-poll-code-orders/story-WKgs7lAQcrMDB08M66M44N.html If this dude has a problem, why leak it out to the rags? And why should "minority dec...
by Hari Nair
17 May 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Well, it was in 1999-2000 that MoD (Fin) introduced tighter financial accountability norms. They asked the Services to draw up contracts for induction of the ALH (Dhruv). This was based on the successful signing of the contract for the MiG-27 upgrade. Before that, it was a system of RMS Orders, in w...
by Hari Nair
17 May 2019 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

mody wrote:Its been more then a year, since the LSP of 15 LCH was approved. Yet, we haven't seen any production variant LCH coming out. What is holding up the production? Any updates?


The process of price negotiation is on, to be followed by releasing the contract.
by Hari Nair
16 May 2019 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528627

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Worth a read: https://www.firstpost.com/politics/lok-sabha-polls-sp-bsp-gathbandhan-likely-to-squeeze-bjps-tally-in-uttar-pradesh-but-not-enough-to-affect-narendra-modis-impact-6640901.html That appears to be an antidote of sorts to the affliction of "dhoti-shivers" till 23-24 May, as the ...
by Hari Nair
15 May 2019 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528627

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote: Folks don't walk into HS Panag's land mine. He wants to bring a divide between NaMo supporters and the military. Coupta gang is using him to lay this land mine. Being ex-military is not relevant to this issue. Same with L. Ramdas. Their views are regardless of their military service. ...
by Hari Nair
08 May 2019 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528627

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Worth a read : https://www.mynation.com/india-news/gurumurthy-drops-bomb-says-sonia-begged-rajiv-killers-ltte-to-win-over-dmk-in-2004-this-is-worst-karma-pr53nx Its a shame that the larger conspiracy was never unearthed or was deliberately kept hidden. Its coming back to haunt them. You guys need so...
by Hari Nair
04 May 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528627

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

We must give credit to Congress for all the silent surgical strikes at night. As I understand those earlier actions were limited to just raids on neighbouring posts across the LC. Extremely shallow and very localised and cannot be compared in scale and depth to the coordinated Surgical Strikes. The...
by Hari Nair
04 May 2019 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571330

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Hari Nair, Suppose a 68mm AP rocket is fired from a ground launcher towards a neo sangar in direct fire mode? Off course needs a launcher tub for single rocket mode. 68mm SNEB has 3.0m Concrete penetration demonstrated from 4km range! Am thinking of a single tube with an electrical trigger and a si...
by Hari Nair
02 May 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571330

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Aerial rockets are not specifically designed as shelter penetrators. These are designed to take out max of thin steel armour (vehicles, personnel, materiel). Given that the DFPs are a mix of rocks, steel mesh & cement, the laser guided rocket will need to be lobbed through the gun ports or from ...
by Hari Nair
01 May 2019 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 731394

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Dear Hari Nair How will deployment of Rudra and LCH differ in IAF and IA? In LCH do we finally have a viable UAV intercept capability? Wrong thread for the Q! :) I suppose the IAF targets will be more oriented towards SEAD, whilst the Army targets will be more specific towards Close / Battlefield A...
by Hari Nair
01 May 2019 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sri-lanka-mistook-indian-alert-as-bid-to-create-rift-with-islamabad/articleshow/69122777.cms Sri Lanka mistook Indian alert as bid to create rift with Islamabad New Delhi: Sri Lanka had refused to pay heed to India’s alert on possible su...
by Hari Nair
01 May 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571330

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

CLGM might take out a sangar but not a bunker. Not enough warhead capability. I am.now convinced, SAAW with el-op seeker launched from Helicopter with ground laser designator. Khel over. Hari Nair can a Dhruv carry a Litening pod? And SAAW type bombs? The Mk-IV 'Rudra' (in service) and the LCH (fir...
by Hari Nair
26 Apr 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

DailyMirror ‏ Verified account @Dailymirror_SL Follow Follow @Dailymirror_SL More A suspect was arrested and more than 40 swords, Kris knives and several uniforms similar to those worn by the Army were recovered from a Mosque at Palliyaweediya in Slave Island this morning, Police said. #SriLanka ht...
by Hari Nair
25 Apr 2019 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The 'Mother of Satan' explosive may be cooked up using easily available explosives and methods for doing so are available online, however it seems the terrorists prefer to intern under master bomb-makers in Iraq or Syria, then come home and make it. It is reported that there are subtle differences, ...
by Hari Nair
25 Apr 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775299

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Not really, the primary planned method for the BDA to enable high visibility / high media impact feeds did not go through. The secondary means were then used. So it's 2nd or 3rd party assessment ? We cannot comment or speculate on what is not released in the press. However, it is known that we have...
by Hari Nair
25 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775299

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

BDA was done and stood up to their expectations. They will not reveal ,how they reached to the conclusion that the pgms indeed hit bullseye. Not really, the primary planned method for the BDA to enable high visibility / high media impact feeds did not go through. The secondary means were then used.
by Hari Nair
25 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Can't remember the last time the GoI released such information and in so much detail about these matters. Something or some other intel input(s) is/are unpalatable and someone has got their langotes in a really tight twist either in India or SL, and the amerikis have also publicly disassociated the...
by Hari Nair
25 Apr 2019 11:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775299

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Please discuss. Its good that the IAF has given a critical de-brief of the mission, including the fact that had the Crystal Maze PGMs been released, we would have got the BDA real-time. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/five-of-six-designated-targets-were-hit-in-balakot-iaf-review/ar-BBWgliX...
by Hari Nair
23 Apr 2019 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

about the theory that the original target was India but they went to SL as a backup post-balakot, would there have been enough time post-balakot to organize a coordinated attack like this one? Its 'Open Sesame' season in SL I believe... visa on arrival to all in South Asia for quite a while now. Us...
by Hari Nair
23 Apr 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Right after the blasts, it was well known that India informed SL about threat to IHC and prominent places. SL security is with President whose office did not inform PM. Hindu headline is idiotic trying to imply NIA was sitting on info for 6 months. I don't understand why Tamil folkscwant to make th...
by Hari Nair
23 Apr 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Right after the blasts, it was well known that India informed SL about threat to IHC and prominent places. SL security is with President whose office did not inform PM. Hindu headline is idiotic trying to imply NIA was sitting on info for 6 months. I don't understand why Tamil folkscwant to make th...
by Hari Nair
23 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Not sure if this was posted earlier - https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sri-lanka-easter-blasts-nia-had-intelligence-on-blasts/article26914273.ece NIA got the intel 6 months back from a guy they arrested in TN. Right after the blasts, it was well known that India informed SL about threat to IH...
by Hari Nair
22 Apr 2019 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 922
Views: 45690

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Just a couple of points: -Why are SL authorities so reluctant to give out the names of the identified bombers and arrested suspects? Refer this statement of State Minister of Defence : “Don’t give extremists a voice. Don’t help to make them martyrs,” State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene told ...

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