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by mikehurst
28 Feb 2012 09:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 269860

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^^^^ Well people, submarines have become so much more central to Indian sea denial strategies, vis-a-vis China. that or an Anzac type alliance with the Arctic states. A round the year patrol and presence, la cold war era US-USSR naval routine, will now become essential, along with specialisation i...
by mikehurst
28 Feb 2012 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 423787

Re: International Military Discussion

Army’s New Hybrid Tank Targets Our Enemies and Soaring Oil Prices All the military funding in the world won't be able buy fuel when the world's oil supplies are depleted. So the U.S. Army has commissioned a new hybrid electric tank that's not unlike a war-friendly version of the Prius.It's being de...
by mikehurst
02 Feb 2012 11:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 515278

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

I hope we dump the indo-rus MTA and license make the EMB MTA. Amen to that. I am assuming that it is being mooted that the MTA be given the boot and KC-390 be adopted due to service induction timelines. However, would this not affect the learning curve and related benefits for the Indian industry. ...
by mikehurst
02 Feb 2012 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 811913

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

DRDO seeks nod for domestic AWACS Buoyed by the success of its indigenous eye-in-the-sky last December, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has pushed for a homemade version of the advanced Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) that can peer deep into enemy territory ...
by mikehurst
02 Feb 2012 09:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657108

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

They have any expertise in wireless/satellite based telecom? Ramana, am not sure what is the personal background of the above listed individuals or even their personal antecedents. The database i am mining for info, just lists the details that the company has released per relevant laws. However, no...
by mikehurst
01 Feb 2012 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284765

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

:D :D France's Dassault has placed the lowest bid to supply India with 126 fighter jets in a closely watched multi-billion dollar deal. <snip> However, government sources told Reuters about the $15 billion deal that France's Rafale jet was the likely winner, adding that the defence ministry was now...
by mikehurst
31 Jan 2012 09:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657108

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Okay, so this is interesting. Now out of the 14 directors, Ramachandran Viswanathan, Rajendra Singh, Arun Kumar Gupta are also directors in common for the following companies: 1. Devas Multimedia Private Limited; 2. Bhoovahana Technologies Private Limited; 3. DCT Telecommunications Private Limited; ...
by mikehurst
31 Jan 2012 08:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657108

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Bade wrote:My only objection was home addresses being listed. I have no issue with naming them in a list.


All info part of publicly available data, from relevant government databases. Will try to obtain the shareholder details too.

- Mike.
by mikehurst
30 Jan 2012 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657108

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

So what and who is Devas that got such a sweetheart deal? They keep saying its a NRI firm. Do they have name for the principals in that firm? I think there is black lentils. Might be able to help on this front, from available public sources. Will try to find and upload info on shareholder details f...
by mikehurst
19 Jan 2012 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1937
Views: 420761

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Actually one of the things we could use from the use is some assistance on the configuration and deployment of the surveillance and tracking assets and on the use of satellites. Of course there is going to be a concerted effort - which has already started - to state that the PAD and AAD are useless...
by mikehurst
18 Jan 2012 13:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 749195

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

You have an excellent point. I agree with you with the caveat that Indian democracy and freedom of speech etc is for Indians as well as foreigners living or visiting India. I think this freedom should not include leaders of adverserial counries/organizations that claim Indian territory. [/quote] OT...
by mikehurst
18 Jan 2012 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 749195

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Chinese State Councillor's article in The Hindu newspaper http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-China-ties-face-golden-period-Chinese-official/articleshow/11511326.cms Chinese leaders communicating directly with the Indian public can be used to manipulate Indian public opinion with lies. C...
by mikehurst
11 Jan 2012 09:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 749195

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

But seriously, why would China want to attack now. Having capacity is great, but what would be the purpose. By the way this and the next year is a crucial period for China with the change over in the top leadership; as well as the risk of economic contagion spreading throughout the region. For examp...
by mikehurst
03 Jan 2012 13:56
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 667793

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I personally hate it, when this thread comes up on the latest discussions corner of the homepage and turns out it is just one more of us, bemoaning the absence of Mr Vivek so first, sorry for the false alarm. Now those who need their fix and are unable to rely on the life sustaining but un-reliable ...
by mikehurst
23 Dec 2011 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 537555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^^ the above plan of action is plausible assuming that there is no artillery support with the Tank Group; no air support; and the UAV's and intelligence fail to identify the prepared positions. then again to have such a control over the irregulars would almost mean that either the irregulars are ar...
by mikehurst
23 Dec 2011 10:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 960025

Re: Small Arms Thread

How about a "Make your own gun" thread in line with similar "make your own plane and war" threads.

- Mike.
by mikehurst
21 Dec 2011 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 537555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

is there any specific thread where Indian and foreign procurement policies are discussed; i mean technical terms, and not only the equipment details. For example, have we here discussed the procurement and offset policy for India.

- Mike.
by mikehurst
21 Dec 2011 17:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 960025

Re: Small Arms Thread

Okay, my usage of the word headache, was frivolous; let me re-phrase. What I meant was that if our frontline troops engaged in conventional war, are reduced to scavenging enemy ammunition, then compatibility of ammo should be the least of our concern. Essentially stressing the idea that if we are no...
by mikehurst
21 Dec 2011 13:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 960025

Re: Small Arms Thread

Using two barrel in one Gun , I can see some advantage in scenario where our troops facing an enemy using one of these cartridge, say 7.62, and if we won that battle or even during the crucial moments of battle where our soldier ran out of both the ammunition then he can use the enemy ammunition, w...
by mikehurst
21 Dec 2011 11:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 960025

Re: Small Arms Thread

maybe with left handed people the expelled shell casings hit the face? Singhaji, that would not be a doctrine issue; at best it is a weapon design issue. Further as per trusty [sic] Wikipedia it is suggested that 10% of the world population is left-handed. Assuming a fair distribution of left and r...
by mikehurst
21 Dec 2011 11:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 960025

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Nope. Unless IA changes its Assault doctrine a Bullpup Rifle can not replace a regular rifle. That apart, Tavor (Tar 21) is not being manufactured in India(?). It is only Zittara which is a Carbine that India has license to manufacture. And that too IMO is a bit expensive then MP5 or the likes. ...
by mikehurst
02 Dec 2011 11:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 225021

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

To this end containerisation is obligatory, with the war-head and missile’s mated and ready to be armed at a short notice. I do not see a way around this “Push Button” doctrine, be it American or otherwise. But how is "push button" related to containerization/canisterization. ...............
by mikehurst
02 Dec 2011 10:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 667793

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I recently got the opportunity to read up on the previous posts of Mr Vivek's scenario 2. Was very gripping and felt quite realistic. Mr Vivek i have one doubt. As per the post with the heading "OVER CENTRAL CHINA DAY 2 + 2330 HRS" the Indians had found out about the cruise missile launche...
by mikehurst
02 Dec 2011 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 225021

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Speaking of "push-button deterrent" are we speaking of an American doctrine or an Indian one? Nowhere in the Indian doctrine does it say that India intends to have a push-button deterrent. But I suppose if it is Indian it can't be good and we are better off following rahrah America. Shiv,...
by mikehurst
29 Nov 2011 10:11
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 667793

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

abhinavjo wrote:I have it. mail me at abhinavjo@gmail.com and I'll forward it to you.


Hello Abhinav, please forward the scenario in the format you have. will drop at mail at the gmail id given above.

- Mike.
by mikehurst
28 Nov 2011 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 537555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

http://tarmak007.blogspot.com/2011/11/society-under-scanner-retired-radar.html Just read this post; these former LRDE members would be a gold mine of information on the radar and electronic capability and history of India. Was hoping that we hold a Banglore BRF meet, and invite these people to share...
by mikehurst
22 Nov 2011 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 225021

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://defense-update.com/products/b/barak8.htm the above link provides an update to the effect that Barak 8 / MR-SAM Test Program is likely to Begin in Early 2012. I was wondering if anyone could provide any info on what is the Indian contribution to this Project. Assuming that each Barak system wi...
by mikehurst
03 Nov 2011 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553402

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

@ sohels E. Ohh please..... The chinese do not have money lying around to lift the Euro out of its debt-hole. And don’t tell me that China has this Himalayan mountain of reserves that it will employ to save the world or buy out Europe. It is not as if China has this trillion dollar reserve in fixed ...
by mikehurst
18 Jul 2011 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 537555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

sum wrote:^^ SDRE



Thanks, it was a lot of fun- a humble SDRE
by mikehurst
14 Jul 2011 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 537555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hey, been seeing the shortform "SDRE" a lot on this site. What does it stand for. :-?
by mikehurst
14 Jul 2011 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553402

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

With regard to the Mirage upgrade deal: Maybe all they are trying to do is set the ground for announcing Euro-Fighter as the winning candidate. To assuage the French a Mirage deal and the second submarine line deal. 8) Though i do not personally think much of this "need to care for hurt feeling...
by mikehurst
11 Jul 2011 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 643084

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

.. P.S : They fix chairs on tanks for the Afsar class. Had they issued RFP for chairs effective in armoured vehicles with improvised, fire resistant seat belts, ? :mrgreen: On popular demand and Singhaji's order, i have been authorised to release advance information on the latest development in mec...
by mikehurst
10 Jun 2011 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2442
Views: 341733

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

........but when the full hordes under Toramana and "Mihirgula" came it was devastating for the Guptas....... Though being illiterate in Telugu and other Indian languages, had the good fortune of being exposed to a small part of it. A great Telugu author by the name of "Viswanath Sat...
by mikehurst
28 May 2011 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 780166

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Thanks Bala, the rough comparison has been put up at the following link. The news and discussion on Turbomeca-HAL dispute on provision of Shakti engines for LUH; set me off on thinking on what would be the commonality of engines for Helicopters for the Largest users and producers of Helis viz., USA ...
by mikehurst
28 May 2011 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 780166

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

The news and discussion on Turbomeca-HAL dispute on provision of Shakti engines for LUH; set me off on thinking on what would be the commonality of engines for Helicopters for the Largest users and producers of Helis viz., USA and Russia. Accordingly have collected the information on an excel sheet....
by mikehurst
27 May 2011 10:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 657108

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Henrik sir, I was looking for the parameters involved and what were the challenges faced in searching for a helicopter sized target in a mountainous terrain. I would be obliged if you could point me to sources which talk about these challenges or list them.
by mikehurst
13 May 2011 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 643084

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The only way we can do that is by laws.. that is more specified by DPP. Well offset is an investment to be made by the foreign supplier of armaments. So if offsets are applied as per your suggestions it would mean that the Russian tank maker has to purchase 1 Arjun for every 3 T-90 it sells to Indi...
by mikehurst
13 May 2011 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 811913

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

I would like to know what would be the optimum mix of technology in an armed force; i.e. what percentage should be state of the art, what should be adequate so on and so forth. Further are there any comparable figures available for any other armed forces. According to Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, t...
by mikehurst
12 May 2011 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 811913

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

So i did not find any other thread exclusively related to "Defence Procurement Procedure": (might not have searched properly) and am therefor assuming this is the site for such discussion. The article below is an in dept look at the administrative and procedural aspects of DPP 2008. [Tried...
by mikehurst
11 May 2011 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 811913

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

Hello it was suggested that this would be the appropriate forum for my query. The query is with regard to a statistic that is included in a DIPP paper on FDI in private defence industry. Link: http://www.dipp.nic.in/DiscussionPapers ... ay2010.pdf. Clause 1.2 in this paper is re-produced here for re...

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