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by titash
21 Oct 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Good progress in our ship design & building capability. Designed by Directorate of Naval design, 90% indigenization achieved, a good package of weapons & sensors for her designed role, 5 years from keel laying to commissioning. Great effort by GRSE indeed! INS Kavaratti, last of 4 indigenou...
by titash
14 Oct 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

They were killed by MoD to ensure the continued monopoly of DPSU's. Tragic tsarkarji - disagree on this one. Chota Bhai's level of influence in India until a few years ago was only rivaled by Mota Bhai. Bypassing MoD and making a phone call to the big man himself and asking for funds to save this c...
by titash
08 Oct 2020 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Here's a rundown on Indian Light Weight Torpedo development history... tsarkarji - excellent posts; dispels quite a bit of junk on the internet. It would appear that the TAL is more or less a reverse engineered A244-S torpedo and gave DRDO some experience in torpedo development. I always wondered w...
by titash
08 Oct 2020 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A land launch version can be linked up with UAV or P8I sub hunters. Specially SSK. You don't need to lug around the torpedoes during the search, where most of the time you will never drop one. The advantage is the passive air search. If the sub's use radar to detect air activity, it will provide an...
by titash
06 Oct 2020 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

650 Km makes sense with an "area weapon" to prevent large kill boxes from overloading (relatively) low-capability LWT sensors. Nuclear depth bomb anyone? https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTA2Njc3MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIi...
by titash
06 Oct 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Point 1 - it was clearly mentioned in mod report 2018-19 that max range is 650 kms. One can argue it could be typo, but looking at min range of 50 kms I go with 650 kms than 65. Point 2 - going by tweets of defense ministry and hemant Kumar rout , it is often been represented as cutting edge techno...
by titash
05 Oct 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ASROC range is under 50 km. Hard to see how a weapon in the same class can go 650 km. On the other hand, ASROC is < 5m and weighs < 500 Kg. If we're using a Shaurya class weapon i.e (10 m, 6000 Kg) as the baseline, than ranges can be greatly extended. But the question of precise targeting comes into...
by titash
02 Oct 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1922
Views: 379155

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^At those prices for, India could have had 60 F-35 with all weapons and spares, instead of the same for 36 Rafale. Probably delivered faster with higher reliability too. The key capabilities that come with the Rafale package that do not come with the F-35 are: 1) Hard wiring for nuclear weapon de...
by titash
11 Sep 2020 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In Indian Navy 16 ASM/SSM is Destroyer 8 ASM/SSM is Frigates Size doesn't matter But I have always felt that the No of SAMs is less that too without any point-defense missile, with only 32 Barak-8 taking the roll of both LR SAM and point-defense missile It is size and role but P-17 have grown signi...
by titash
03 Sep 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Surprising how SDRE the Indian Arihant is compared to the Fat-assed Russian sitting next to it. 6000 Tons vs. 12000 Tons. Same length but half the beam with a smaller lower power reactor. When the fertilizer hits the ventilation, these 3 boats are the only assets that will make the PLAN stop and th...
by titash
03 Sep 2020 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

^ Saar, happy to be corrected on this one. The IAF uses Mig 29 mainly as air superiority or Top Cover escort, not as a credible Ground Attack platform (i know its technically multirole, but no one uses it as such. Russia, for eg. uses the Su-25 for GA duties). There have been no instances of Mig 29...
by titash
20 Aug 2020 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 120597

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Primusji and RaviBji, from what I have seen, if the young people are nudged in the right direction, they will the tread the path on their own. They will form their own opinions by searching them on the net. But you have to feed a constant source of good material on India in the formative years. And...
by titash
20 Aug 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736567

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=TcuaDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=Litening+pod+air+to+air+mode&source=bl&ots=hV6qzYOpVQ&sig=ACfU3U18LJEV81SguZtJ5w15IUg6bZKjPw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiAidf5o6nrAhWLkHIEHYYoBZ8Q6AEwHXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Litening%20pod%20air%2...
by titash
13 Jul 2020 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

Idan,the MI-26 is certainly not junk.Far be from it.They're the most capable heavylift helos in the world, that can even rescue a downed Chinook,as was done in Afg! The new upgraded 26T is even more capable.And why std. 155m howitzers instead of lightweight ones? It's because the LW howitzer's rang...
by titash
13 Jul 2020 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082675

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

In both pics, there seem to be canards near the nose. Looks like they both are R-73s. What am I missing ? I think the leading edge flap/slats are extended appearing as a separate control surface in the ventral photograph. Those are R-73 and GSh-23 cannon. The golden color appears to be from the Lig...
by titash
13 Jul 2020 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964649

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

AdityaVM That was an extensive tour de force of China's recent actions. I have no expertise in this area. So I will refrain from commenting on the specifics. But I just want to record my appreciation of your taking the trouble to pen your thoughts for the benefit of members on this forum. +1 +2 Exc...
by titash
19 May 2020 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044407

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Anantha Krishnan M @writetake Butt firing of 12 mm gun fitted on @IndiaCoastGuard ALH Dhruv. Engineers at #HAL working on various improvements on #Dhruv have integrated 19 new systems for CG/naval variants. A new radar & EO pod are part of the pack. #Avgeeks https://bit.ly/2LDFLqa @akananth Thi...
by titash
16 May 2020 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

- RBU 6000 take up a lot of space and require deck penetration. They essentially take up as much space as a 8 Brahmos UVLS cells. I'm sure they adversely affect the stealth characteristics of the vessel as well. Is there no alternative to the RBU's? These are supposed to be hard-kill anti-toprpedo ...
by titash
15 May 2020 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754561

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/VinodDX9/status/1261310491005157381?s=20 ----> Chinese Navy Type-55: 112 VLS Indian Navy Kolkata/Visakhapatnam Class: 48 (VLS+UVLM) One thing I can't understand why Indian Navy ships carry less than Chinese counterpart. Meanwhile, the Arleigh Burke carries 96 VLS. https://twitte...
by titash
15 May 2020 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279230

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Also, once thing that can be considered to lower the import bill is to halve the 123 nos MRH requirement. Rely on an ASROC type weapon (DRDO is developing "SMART"...perhaps prioritize it) to deliver ASW munitions at extended ranges.
by titash
15 May 2020 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279230

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Each carrier will carry 4 Ka31 and 10 Talwar class frigates will carry one Ka31 for total 18 nos deployment. Hence 20 Ka32 requirement. I'm curious as to the operational philosophy of the Talwar class. I guess if the frigates are operating as part of a large mixed surface action group, the Ka-31 wi...
by titash
26 Apr 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

It is much simpler to model the Mirage 2000 than the Su-30. It is much cheaper to test fly as well. Have you heard of any of our PGMs being tested on Mirage2000? On Su-30 and Jaguar. Next up Tejas and Mig29s. We should learn to read between the lines. Sirjee - one point to note is the fleet size. T...
by titash
24 Apr 2020 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

<From http://nitmeghalaya.in/convo2019/profile_cg.html > Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, presently Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Director General, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is well known for his significant contribution...
by titash
17 Apr 2020 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059748

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This reminds me of something of something funny during my IIT days. Average performing dudes like me before exams would hope that the exam be very tough. Doesn't this sound counter intuitive :-). No because if the exam were easy or reasonable, then only guys like me will flunk and my true colors wi...
by titash
03 Apr 2020 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4510
Views: 1029716

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/strategic-postures-china-and-india-visual-guide Harvard Kennedy School has issued this paper on the strategic posture of India and China. Rick Joe, regular contributor to The Diplomat and editor of PLARealTalk.com and a long time follower of China via open s...
by titash
17 Mar 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 280810

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I have always been perplexed by the big complicated wing chosen by the LCA designers. There does not seem to be any obvious reason for it especially in view of the fact that LCA MKI does not match Mirage 2000 performance. LCA MK-2 = MWF was a good opportunity to simply the wing or even make it smal...
by titash
15 Mar 2020 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044407

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Check out what it says on DRDO website. DRDO: HELINA HELINA (Helicopter based NAG) is a third generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The system has all weather day and night capability and can defeat battle tanks with ...
by titash
09 Mar 2020 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059748

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The "engineering" way to look at the current situation is there are 2 major opposition centers today: 1) The Leftist Cabal (primarily in academia) --> it is a global phenomenon that leftists outnumber conservatives by a 3-1 or greater margin in academia. This is partly because academia by ...
by titash
26 Dec 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011065

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The SMART supersonic torpedo delivery system out to 650km is mystifying as as of now, none of our ASW assets,below or above water have sonars with that detection range! Moreover, LRMP aircraft like P-8s, IL-38s and ASW helos have integral ASW munitions,mostly torpedoes, to instantly deal with the c...
by titash
23 Dec 2019 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315870

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

First time I'm seeing the frontend of the actual rocket pod (rather than the "tip-sticking-out" that they usually have in the parades/exhibitions). Also did they cut the number of rockets from 6 per "pod" to 4? - I'm speculating based on the cover that popped off just before fir...
by titash
05 Dec 2019 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 757359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With the latest New Yorker article, I submit Ayyub has crossed the line. The article clearly states she illegally facilitated the movement of a foreign national into Kashmir and collaborated in his illegal activities. If this is not treason, what is? Why exactly is the GOI sleeping on the wheel and...
by titash
02 Dec 2019 06:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176185

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Did you understand what he said? You start from one end of the spectrum and then move up. The thing is you dont move up just like that. the companies who make machines are very cleaver and only outsouce the low end factory jobs. Foxcon makes millions of smartphones, but cant make one of their own. ...
by titash
18 Nov 2019 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 757359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Absolutely spot on Chetak-ji, I was surprised at the gall of the historically subservient Hindoo to speak up and openly question the credibility & comprehension of a white interviewer in a well known western publication. If that bloody Mudi stays on for another 5 years, the world will have to lo...
by titash
29 Oct 2019 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686180

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Do you mean all Kashmiris are quisling or a select few? If you think all Kashmiris are quisling then we have lost even before we have started. A land without its people is a piece of geographical territory ... I guess this is where the heartburn lies! Somdev-ji, Land, in and itself has value; in fa...
by titash
17 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686180

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

SBajwa-ji, this is the multi-million dollar quote here. Be proud of who you are - no matter what others have to say (unless you're a Paki, in which case...) Be respectful of other people - no matter what they say and how they behave. Don't sweat the small stuff. Why would call me a Paki. I am Sande...
by titash
17 Oct 2019 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686180

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Be very very proud of your heritage and stop pointing out little things. SBajwa-ji, this is the multi-million dollar quote here. Be proud of who you are - no matter what others have to say (unless you're a Paki, in which case...) Be respectful of other people - no matter what they say and how they ...
by titash
16 Oct 2019 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334310

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

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-india-wants-another-200-fighter-planes-but-do-they-really-win-wars-these-days/340067 What is this Patel guy smoking??? :eek: Is he a commie or Libtard!!! :?: According to his logic having a 'standing army' is useless. :(( Guys - you need to shed yo...
by titash
16 Oct 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740035

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

Dear friends. I was awarded as first prize winner in "DRDO Dare to Dream contest". The award ceremony was held on 15th Oct during the 41st DRDO Directors Conference. This news article describes the event. https://www.opindia.com/2019/10/coas-bipin-rawat-drdo-ajit-doval-rajnath-singh-delhi...
by titash
11 Oct 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

So, the 36 jets bought now are bought for mainly nuke delivery...? As long as the Mirage-2000 is in our fleet, it is the primary nuke delivery platform. I don't expect that will change any time in the 2020s. The Rafale brings a lot more to the table than just a strategic nuke delivery capability. O...
by titash
02 Oct 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686180

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NRao, that Wajaat dude is another bloody slime ball who hides his contempt for India under the guise of smooth constitutional talk. I lost complete respect for him, when while spending time in some US think tank, he recommended that US increase military aid and F-solas to TSP to assuage their 'inse...

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