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by Bhaskar_T
19 Dec 2018 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3066
Views: 639368

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

Actually, a short summary of cost of Tejas can also be added to the 1st page. We would have plenty of articles online to quote from, especially the ones where MOD gave money to HAL for protypes, SP's, assembly lines etc.
by Bhaskar_T
17 Dec 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3717
Views: 501941

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Livefist (ShivAroor) reports that the 3rd LUH Prototype lifted off yesterday.
by Bhaskar_T
10 Nov 2018 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3066
Views: 639368

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

Couldn't paste the entire text as the link is not allowing a good copying from mobile. Suggest someone can reproduce the entire text for future reference. Below link suggests Tejas ready for ALSR trials. The Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) version of the Tejas (16 fighters) already automatically...
by Bhaskar_T
21 Oct 2018 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 111065

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Very early reports on Twitter - JUST IN, couldn't find any link to support the news. Maldives supreme court gives it verdict on President Yameen's complaint that EC had rigged the polls.

Supreme Court refuses to annul the election results that declared Ibusolih as new President.
by Bhaskar_T
20 Oct 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86380

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

Buy US-made F-16s to avoid sanctions, Washington tells New Delhi after S-400 deal. 20 Oct 2018. https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-buy-us-made-f-16s-to-avoid-sanctions-washington-tells-new-delhi-after-s-400-deal-2677195 How can India avert the US sanctions following the mega million S-400 Triumf ...
by Bhaskar_T
24 Sep 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 111065

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Hoping the claim below by Mr. Solih that he has won the Maldives Presidential election becomes reality and a friendly-neighborhood in Maldives is set for warm relations with India. Once this happens, I request one of BRF seniors to fly the standing-by India-Helis in Maldives and drop Mithai over Mal...
by Bhaskar_T
08 Sep 2018 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1600
Views: 230753

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

If I recall correctly, the expected first Rafale delivery is in 2019 (probably Q4 2019), almost a year to go. I would love to hear a confirmation from GOI/MOD/DA/French-Govt that the delivery is going to happen as planned. Would be excellent if one can show 2 Rafales on assembly lines which are bein...
by Bhaskar_T
07 Jul 2018 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3833
Views: 213073

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

For a Srilankan Airport (close to Hambantota port) who had no takers, India acquiring a major stake is a good thing? Does it help strategically?

https://rightlog.in/2018/07/sri-lanka-i ... irport-01/
by Bhaskar_T
28 May 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338586

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

Christopher, DRDO head ends his farewell speech.

On expected lines,Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will be @DRDO_India head for next 3 months in his additional capacity.

Source - @akananth Twitter - https://t.co/CcJRz76hLk
by Bhaskar_T
28 May 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162535

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

Why Tejas MK2 being in Medium Weight category is not being celebrated as Lungi Dance fanfare moment by Rakshaks? Is it because of expected long delays and scope creeps? This likely means more orders for Tejas MK1A (assuming new MMRCA competition will die).
by Bhaskar_T
12 Mar 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1600
Views: 230753

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

Since GOI buying Rafale is a purchase by Junta Paisa, it's a fair question that Junta can ask what is it in Reliance that is not in HAL when it comes to fighter building? When it is about screwdriver-giri (for those 36 Rafales), HAL could do better than Reliance and probably cheaper too. Shouldn't G...
by Bhaskar_T
11 Feb 2018 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3066
Views: 639368

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I Googled this location Nekkundi, there is one Nekkundi near Thipassandra, East Bangalore, Karnataka and there is one Nekkundi near KrishnaGiri, Tamil Nadu. So, the Nekkundi in Bangalore is the one which is going to manufacture Tejas, right? Secondly, assuming we start delivering 6-8 Tejas/year in n...
by Bhaskar_T
07 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512565

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

French Air Force Chief flies Tejas but couldn't find (yet) any comments from him.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 819915.cms
by Bhaskar_T
21 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512565

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

PS - Even if SP-5 and SP-7 fly tomorrow morning, my enthusiasm and tracking of SP deliveries or FOC achievements has taken 1000 kills in recent times. There used to be days (for years) when I used to wake up in morning and search "LCA Tejas" on FaceBook, Twitter, Browsers. HAL - Thank you ...
by Bhaskar_T
12 Sep 2017 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512565

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SP3 flew on 28th Sept 2016 SP4 flew on 3rd March 2017 (after 5 months) SP6 flew on 1st July 2017 (after 5 months) SP5 has been always coming tomorrow (like FOC certification). There were reports that SP5 is coming from the same secondary/additional Tejas assembly line (Kiran Hanger) from where the S...
by Bhaskar_T
26 Aug 2017 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512565

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks - This is LCA Dhaaga. With so much activity on thread, I thought either SP5 flew or new date for FOC arrived. Is it possible to move Rafale discussion to Rafale Dhaaga?
by Bhaskar_T
13 Aug 2017 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Bro SP-5, at least do a LS/HS taxi run on 15th August. Jai Hind.
by Bhaskar_T
21 May 2017 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 390363

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Dear All, I couldnt find any other thread to ask you this. Can someone clarify me about the Sachin Tendulkar association with Indian Air Force. Plenty of links on internet say that he was awarded Honorary Group Captain in 2010 by IAF and he was again made Honorary Group Captain by IAF in 2015. What ...
by Bhaskar_T
15 Apr 2017 05:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Any update on SP-5 or SP-6? SP-4 had maiden flight I think some time ago, has it been handed over to IAF?
by Bhaskar_T
14 Feb 2017 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Well, I was searching the pic of CAS ACM Dhanoa ji with Tejas? I heard he flew Tejas today and now becomes 2nd Chief to do so!!

Also, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha flew with Cmdre Maolankar today and becomes first Civilian to fly in Tejas. Wah!!
by Bhaskar_T
13 Feb 2017 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 51632

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

:cry: Hindi-Cheeni Bhai Bhai :cry: but why !! Apologies in advance but I feel that Aero India 2017 will have the gracious presence of the Manhoosiyat (what's the english word for this) now .. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/in-a-first-chinese-delegation-at-aero-india/articleshow/57122959.cm...
by Bhaskar_T
13 Feb 2017 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

There were news reports that SP-4 will fly before or during Aero-India, if I am not mistaken then SP-4 has not even done ground-runs!! Could there be a surprise show-up of SP-4 in Aero India, just a fly by?
by Bhaskar_T
21 Jan 2017 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

So what is HAL LCA Tejas target this year? SP2 (Mar 2016) and SP3 (Sept 2016) were handed over to IAF last year. 4 Tejas this year is probably realistic and stretched target for HAL although officially they might promise to deliver 6 this year? Does anyone know as Tejas delivery is occurring, jigs a...
by Bhaskar_T
06 Dec 2016 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Any news on SP-4 being readied for ground trials? Any news on SP-3 delivery from HAL to IAF, post maiden flight.
by Bhaskar_T
02 Dec 2016 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

We already have a State of Art LCA Painting Hanger which was inaugurated by IAF Chief Anup Raha ji, the day he flew SP-1. It is good to know that more special stuff is coming towards LCA. Meanwhile, under the offset contract not yet signed for India’s buy of 36 Rafales, Dassault Aviation is believed...
by Bhaskar_T
02 Dec 2016 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Shouldn't this (good) discussion be taken to Kaveri thread?
by Bhaskar_T
22 Nov 2016 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2939
Views: 199515

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Are discussions now allowed in this thread? I recall previously discussions were not allowed.
by Bhaskar_T
21 Nov 2016 01:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

How reliable is this reporting of gun integration conclusion. None of any other media reports have claimed so. I am used to getting disappointed when deadlines were quoted by DRDO/HAL/ADA officials and they were missed by huge margins of years but it would be terrible if none such quote was made at ...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Nov 2016 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Since maiden flight of SP-3, i.e. 28th Sept 2016, there were never any firm articles/reports saying that SP-3 had been delivered to IAF, however several members here got some info that SP-3 had been delivered to IAF. I asked Tejas-LCA fb admin again and he/she reiterated that SP-3 is still with HAL/...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Nov 2016 17:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Adding Landing Gear, Propulsion & Fuel systems to the previous Electrical, Flight Control, Hydraulic Control systems, Avionics, Environmental Control products list in my previous post. INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT OF LINE REPLACEABLE UNITS (LRU’s) - FOR LCA-TEJAS https://www.ada.gov.in/adawebsitedev.h...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Nov 2016 17:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Adding Electrical, Flight Control, Hydraulic Control systems to the previous Avionics, Environmental Control products list in my previous post. INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT OF LINE REPLACEABLE UNITS (LRU’s) - FOR LCA-TEJAS https://www.ada.gov.in/adawebsitedev.html ADA is the Nodal agency involved in the d...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Nov 2016 17:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Adding 26 Environment Control systems to the previous 23 Avionics products list in my previous post. INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT OF LINE REPLACEABLE UNITS (LRU’s) - FOR LCA-TEJAS https://www.ada.gov.in/adawebsitedev.html ADA is the Nodal agency involved in the design and development of Tejas Aircraft alo...
by Bhaskar_T
20 Nov 2016 17:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

No idea how old is this pdf on ADA website but it appears as a running ticker on main page. ADA is asking vendors to show interest in making about 112 LRU imported components and ADA is offering technical help so that vendors can achieve the deliverable's. This would be very interesting to see how m...
by Bhaskar_T
19 Nov 2016 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Same news, as posted by Tejas_warrior, of Tejas export informed by Parrikar ji in Parliament, but this one is on sputnik. So, if India wants to export Tejas to Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Vietnam, which of these countries are unfriendly to USA, Israel and Russia? New Delhi (Sputnik) — India is t...
by Bhaskar_T
19 Nov 2016 20:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Apologies, I have not been regular in following this thread, may be I missed it. Are you saying that gun trials which were going on a certain LSP have been concluded (tested, verified, okayed by HAL/ADA pilots)? And, since only SP's are handed over to IAF, hence either of SP1/SP2/SP3 has been fitted...
by Bhaskar_T
31 Oct 2016 01:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 543752

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

This question is also valid should India choose Gripen because Gripen also uses GE engines. Infact, commonality is better with F414 engine being used in Gripen and future AMCA.

ashbhee wrote:If we setup a F 16 production line in India, will US let GE setup a engine plant here for use in F 16 and LCA?
by Bhaskar_T
30 Oct 2016 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

With Nigeria (&Qatar/Egypt?) also going for JF17 orders, Tejas-Bhai can hope SriLanka and Vietnam don't go away too.
by Bhaskar_T
29 Oct 2016 17:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

MOD can Delay 4 Rafales and accelerate that Rs. 2500 Crore = 375 Mln$ (1 USD = 66 INR) in expanding the production line.

JayS wrote:The pending proposal for 2nd line demands total of 2500Cr investment. 1250Cr from HAL, 1250Cr from IAF+Navy.
by Bhaskar_T
29 Oct 2016 16:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

One of the reports in March 2016 quoted that it takes 187 Mln$ to double the production line assembly 8 LCA to 16 LCA/year. If true, it is very cheap (I know we built Mangalyaan cheap too) and I wonder what stops Parrikar ji in approving the expanding the HAL assembly plant to 16 LCA/year. Does this...
by Bhaskar_T
29 Oct 2016 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 688875

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

That look from F-16 pictures is so TFTA :cry: I surely dream that LCA one day achieves such smooth finish. May I ask, based on your knowledge, if our Su30MKI's being produced from Nasik have such good finish (or Hawks for that matter), just to understand that Indian MIC/HAL has this capability of de...

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