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by srin
22 Apr 2019 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139975

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2

Is the Mk1A worth it at a quoted price of nearly Rs485 Cr? It’s a combination of 4.5 gen avionics, radar, EW and communications with a 3rd generation payload and endurance! Unless HAL figures out a way to drop the cost to around Rs.325/350 Cr doubt the IAF will bite, and they should not! If the MK1...
by srin
22 Apr 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409193

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^saar this Azhar business by Cheen is actually pretty advantageous to India right now if political parties stop using it for political gain. While Cheen stops the ban, Azhar will be free to do what it does in Pukistan leaving us free to do what we want to do in Pukistan(read covert and overt ops)....
by srin
21 Apr 2019 19:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443380

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A couple of points: - There is a case for "public-izing" (as in publicly listed) instead of "privatizing". IRCTC and IRFC are going IPO, IRCON is already public. So, it is conceivable that some more parts can be listed - say ICF. There is a long way to go for core rail operations...
by srin
21 Apr 2019 14:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443380

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Any chance of privatization of Railways? It will unlock a huge potential. GoI has used the railways as essentially an employment scheme causing huge inefficiencies "privatization" is a loaded term here. What privatization do you refer to - private tracks or private trains or private stati...
by srin
18 Apr 2019 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139975

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

What he means is that there are not rivets or other metallic fasteners used to join the internal structures & skin together. They are joined using adhesive bonding or for some components, they are cured together in an autoclave & hence come out as one. No to very little metallic parts means...
by srin
18 Apr 2019 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5396
Views: 429626

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Two analyses: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-17/what-jet-airways-near-collapse-says-about-india-s-economy On one level, you could argue that this is a good sign for India: Its institutions are holding up. State-owned banks are Jet’s biggest creditors and they seem unwilling to th...
by srin
16 Apr 2019 19:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5396
Views: 429626

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I'm puzzled. In one of the fastest growing markets, why do these airlines (KF, AI and now Jet) so debt ridden and/or going out of business ? Are they selling tickets below cost to gain marketshare ?
by srin
15 Apr 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352314

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^^ I thought they were ready to eat grass, so I guess a single roti is a luxurious upgrade.
by srin
14 Apr 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Haridasji, My interest in rocket engines is very recent and my knowledge is nascent. But I love it. It so pure and complex at the same time. Please keep the gyan coming. Regarding correcting people on the internet. It is difficult to show a haji cat his nonpious past. So, I don't spend energy. Actu...
by srin
12 Apr 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 123334

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

when we already have building blocks for a SSN why are we building more SSKs? Time. It will happen, just not soon enough. We need more SSKs in the meantime. India’s SSN: Waiting period 15 years https://defenceupdate.in/indias-ssn-waiting-period-15-years-2/ The Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba w...
by srin
12 Apr 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 123334

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I don't know about this P75I guys. It's taken so long and specs are so demanding that it may end up to be super expensive and super delayed (given our MoD track record). And we've already lost some 10 years now, and we will lose another 10 years, given that it looks like MMRCA circus redux. I think ...
by srin
12 Apr 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Now that we're getting a bit comfy on the guns front, we need to focus on the PGK for the shells. Cheap ones, not the gold-plated khan equivalents. I haven't heard much noise about this though.
by srin
11 Apr 2019 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Now that Julian Assange has been arrested, it'd be interesting to see how long would it take for him to get extradited to US/Sweden/wherever. Will that come close to how long Mallya's process has taken ? And will US show video evidence regarding the state of its prisons and promise that it isn't pol...
by srin
11 Apr 2019 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538884

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^ The pre-existing condition for a coup to happen is that the power must be vested in the civilian authority, and post-coup, the power is transferred to the military. By that logic, there is no possibility of coup in Bakistan, because despite the figurehead they call as "PM" , the power ...
by srin
11 Apr 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532906

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

My guess is that it takes a lot of effort to modify the airframe and do the flight testing for the airframe. So, we're left with only the below choices: - EMB-145. I wish we get more of these, but given the bribe allegations, it is pretty improbable. - A330. Will happen, just not soon enough - C295....
by srin
10 Apr 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384401

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^^ carry the Astra (Mk1) ?
by srin
09 Apr 2019 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Is there a plan to upgrade the original Bofors from 39 cal to 45/52 cal ?
by srin
08 Apr 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352314

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistans-gwadar-international-airport-will-be-the-largest-in-the-country-1.63033953 Apparently China is spending 250m to build Pakistan's biggest airport in ... Gwadar. Last I heard, there were only goat sheds there. What's the need for an airport bigger th...
by srin
07 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

One brochuritis pooch: the SM-3 that the Unkil used to do their ASAT for their Burnt Frost test weighs around 1.5t. Whereas our ASAT was 19t. Is it that the Unkil has some djinn technology - composite casing etc etc Or Is it that their ASAT is pretty limited for low altitude interceptions and can't ...
by srin
06 Apr 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Did Dr. Reddy say that IIR seeker detected and tracked the satellite from 200km away ? :eek:
by srin
05 Apr 2019 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2751
Views: 382153

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Hmm, seems like they are completely relying on the IMF bailout. We should do everything we can to nuke it.
by srin
04 Apr 2019 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2751
Views: 382153

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

How does IMF bailout decision process work ? And how much can we influence that ?
by srin
02 Apr 2019 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Back to my question of what is in our interest... a) If Brexit happens, will UK be weaker or stronger ? And will it be in our interest ? My analysis is that UK will be weaker. And it will probably be in our interest - because we can ram through trade deals (and visa arrangements) that favour us. And...
by srin
01 Apr 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3163
Views: 446623

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

If anything like this had happened, LOC would have been on fire by now. It's not much different this year than it has been in last few. Pakis increase tempo of border firing in order to give cover to terrorists annually. I really hope it is true. Here's what I'd written a month ago - https://forums...
by srin
31 Mar 2019 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

What is good for us ? Does a brexit mean that we get a good trade deal with them ?
by srin
31 Mar 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1900
Views: 357855

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Sorry guys, I tried to follow the discussion but got lost. One question - my understanding is that the main radar (of S400 or our own BMD) isn't always on. They get switched on only when the early warning radars - which are on 24/7 - detect something. Are we going to have something similar to one of...
by srin
30 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

To deorbit a satellite the best way is to decrease tangential velocity which technically in the case of an ASAT will only happen in headon mode. Agree but, head on collision will have higher probability of some parts flying out in higher orbit than a KV colliding at a slightly downward angle like 2...
by srin
28 Mar 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone
Replies: 61
Views: 15553

Re: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone

Because this is a thread to design an UAV, and I'm having some thoughts regarding post-Balokot events, I thought I'll summarize them here. As a great armchair designer-cum-airmarshal (who doesn't know anything about aero, but it's okay - it's just a state of mind), I want to create a new weapon to f...
by srin
28 Mar 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I have my reservations about Microsat R being the target satellite. My guess is either the disabled rimsat or lightweight microsat TD were the scapegoats. Very less chanve of a near 1 tonne satellite is going to serve as target practice. See the post above by ldev - https://forums.bharat-rakshak.co...
by srin
28 Mar 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:and who is the genius with a backyard swordfish radar tracking it ?


:rotfl:
by srin
28 Mar 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50419

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

3. AIR FORCE worst off - there is some light at the end of the tunnel thanks to a LCA but unless Rafale wins the second tender soon, the IAF is not going regain size - ever. Disagree completely. Off the top of my head: 1. Got IAF serviceability back to fighting levels. This is by far the biggest th...
by srin
28 Mar 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Approximate orbital lifetimes from https://www.spaceacademy.net.au/watch/debris/orblife.htm Satellite Altitude Lifetime 200 km 1 day 300 km 1 month 400 km 1 year 500 km 10 years 700 km 100 years 900 km 1000 years
by srin
27 Mar 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

microsat-R or microsat-TD was the likely target. other twitters also claim that based on the -R's running out of fuel orbital decay recently https://thewire.in/space/mission-shakti-india-likely-destroyed-microsat-r-satellite-in-first-asat-test Okay ... why is there still tracking showing it ? https...
by srin
27 Mar 2019 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, known as the Panchsheel Treaty: Non-interference in others internal affairs and respect for each other's territorial unity integrity and sovereignty (from Sanskrit, panch: five, sheel: virtues), are a set of principles to govern relations between states....
by srin
27 Mar 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

One question: does this mean we have a credible midcourse intercept capability ?
by srin
27 Mar 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

Btw, the timing is exquisite. Because there is a closed door Conference on Disarmament happening in Geneva right now :D , discussing a treaty to ban ASAT weapons called PAROS - Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (this treaty was mentioned in the MEA FAQ as being discussed since 1982) https://fut...
by srin
27 Mar 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184368

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

there is no way in hell we can afford such cost to use Nag for hitting bunkers or soft skinned vehicles. will need to be kept for the 1% case of real tanks and expire on the shelf. the MPATGM we need to ensure its cost effective for volume use, not wrapped in wool in AC bunker. 1 crore is around $1...
by srin
23 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184368

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Next-gen desi anti-radiation missile set for trials with passive seeker - Anantha Krishnan M Why are there nay-sayers on every project ? Some IAF source is being quoted as DRDO hasn't mastered the sensors but also it takes too much time between tests. I don't understand - what's the point in testin...
by srin
23 Mar 2019 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184368

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

KaranM, I think IAF has to have a fast track project to develop a WVR missile to be produced in India. The reason is WVR seekers have a limited airborne cycles for the cooler, structure and rocket fuel and turn to sawdust after so many exposures. Can't import suddenly as all these have long lead ti...
by srin
22 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2751
Views: 382153

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Another option is to go after the remittances. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Pakistani#Remittances

They seem to get quite a bit from US and UK and Saudi. Some kind of pressure to dam the flow a bit would be very useful.

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