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by srin
01 Nov 2019 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96972

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

If there was anybody else in the white house, I'd have thought that US wanted to Saddam'ify Erdogan: ambiguous stand on the invasion of neighbouring region, and then attacking it for not withdrawing and finally, hunting down the leader who had nuclear dreams (NATO or no NATO). But that's too deep fo...
by srin
29 Oct 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147519

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Wait for a couple more years, we can get the Mig-29Ks cheap when Kuznetsov is retired. Or we can pay for the Mig-29Ks and get Kuznetsov absolutely free (Gorshkov ishtyle) :rotfl:

Should tide us by comfortably till IAC-2 comes along.
by srin
29 Oct 2019 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50021

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

What I don't understand is we're talking about 110KN wet thrust (so, you need a F414++, or a derated F110 / AL31 engine) whereas supercruise is staying supersonic (if not going supersonic) on dry thrust. So, the question is not what wet thrust engine power is required for supercruise, but what the d...
by srin
27 Oct 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

LRe462BX49Y I'm a little confused by this discussion. Is Whap a wheeled APC (BTR type) or a wheeled IFV (Stryker type) ? My understanding was that it was latter, but it looks to be an APC. Oh and to clarify the terminology ... APC: Battle taxi to take infantry to battle. IFV: Carry troops to battle...
by srin
22 Oct 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Was this an air-launched Brahmos or was it a surface-launched Brahmos ? If this is the latter, I'm surprised - I didn't know that IAF too had surface-launched Brahmos, only that Army did.
by srin
20 Oct 2019 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394317

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Was this posted ? Surprised that this has been carried in a UK paper. Survivors of our hell For the best part of a century, the British Raj sent Indian dissidents and mutineers to a remote island penal colony in an 'experiment' that involved torture, medical tests, forced labour and, for many, death...
by srin
19 Oct 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Video on torsion bar vs Hydro-pneumatic suspension. Found it extremely insightful. Huge difference in philosophies.

by srin
11 Oct 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416608

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

or does the raw material also come from mother russia? I suspect that was probably a rhetorical question, but I remembered an article from long back and the answer is: apparently, it does. http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2014/10/first-sukhoi-30-overhauled-at-nashik.html Of the 43,000 components that...
by srin
08 Oct 2019 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491582

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.india.com/news/pervez-musharraf-returns-to-politics-after-a-year-says-kashmir-is-in-pakistans-blood-3797632/ “We will continue to stand by our Kashmiri brethren no matter what,” he said, adding that the Pakistani nation and Pakistan Army will fight till the last drop of their blood.” .....
by srin
07 Oct 2019 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525739

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

The article doesn't mention engine upgrade ? IMO, it's the most fundamental part of the upgrade. Once that is finalized, the power budget of the radar can be finalized. I'd be personally disappointed if we don't use an Uttam-derived radar for our Sukhois. Not just as a matter of decision-making but ...
by srin
02 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416608

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

Does RoA stand for "radius of action" ? or something else ?
by srin
02 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Is Scorpene under-powered ? Doesn't increasing the power decrease its under-water endurance ?
by srin
02 Oct 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795435

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

Folks, stop dissing the Mig-35. It was the only one which complied with ASQR on paper
by srin
30 Sep 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is HUGE. I'm thinking where else this can be used.

Also, is this the LFRJ (Liquid fuel ramjet) project that I'd heard of for a long time ?
by srin
29 Sep 2019 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409273

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I hate we're being so defensive about Kashmir in the international fora. At last in domestic arena, we're talking about getting back PoK. But outside, we're still being quite defensive. There is a huge scope for diplomatic aggression, and I'm disappointed that we're not making good use of that. When...
by srin
28 Sep 2019 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409273

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^^
That sounds about right. Dimran has already spoken about what Bakis want to do - as soon as restrictions are lifted, they want to organize protests, and conduct a false-flag massacre.
Winter is a good time to lift the restrictions and let the temperature do the natural clamp down.
by srin
27 Sep 2019 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 328161

Re: Military Flight Safety

Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashes in Bhutan, both pilots killed Two pilots were killed when an Indian Army cheetah helicopter crashed in Bhutan due to foggy weather on Friday afternoon. The Indian Military Training Team (IMTART) chopper crashed near eastern Bhutan’s Younphula Domestic Airport....
by srin
26 Sep 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394317

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

We're like Hanuman who doesn't know his own powers.

Just stop bank loans for students going there to study.

This maybe Labour and not the conservatives or the Govt, but I read this in context of what was leaked about the Security Council closed door deliberations post A370 abrogation.
by srin
23 Sep 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469638

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Even if there isn't a post-P15B destroyer being designed, there should be a follow-on order for more P-15Bs, once the current ones are launched.
by srin
22 Sep 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108329

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

I think IAF is now moving past the Mig-21 driven short-range fighters based in forward air bases. The Balakot strike was carried out by Mirages based in Gwalior. I recall AM Dhanoa saying that entire India is a single theater. So IMO, AF wants longer range, higher endurance, multi-role fighters and ...
by srin
22 Sep 2019 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416608

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

Great news about the gun ! I was under the impression it wasn't in the FOC. And hadn't heard any news of the air testing of the gun. Gun wasn’t part of FOC. The integration effort is ongoing last we heard. IMO, probably 2-years away. PV-3 -> ground firing ~2014/2015 LSP-7 -> ground firing ~2016/201...
by srin
21 Sep 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416608

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

Great news about the gun ! I was under the impression it wasn't in the FOC. And hadn't heard any news of the air testing of the gun.
by srin
21 Sep 2019 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477397

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

More than the Indian votes, he'll be hoping to get political funding from the Indians, which is much more substantial.
by srin
20 Sep 2019 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477397

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

With Trump in attendance, anything remotely hostile is going to first get spun politically to their disadvantage and secondly will get them on all sorts of FBI and secret service radar, which will subject them to years of cavity searches and deportation if they even let out a f@rt. No sane non-WASP ...
by srin
20 Sep 2019 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409273

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Feasibility of getting PoK is a secondary consideration tactically. The PoK talk has put TSP on a strategic defensive and unable to react. Any reaction destroys their screwed up economy.
I think this is the first offensive step we have taken in a long while.
Next should be IWT.
by srin
16 Sep 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Time to close this thread as images aren’t going to come anytime soon. Vikram is finished and better to move along to failure analysis. Get testing done right whatever the cost. Next big event will have three Vyomnauts go into space for a week and return. The space capsule and all subsystems must b...
by srin
16 Sep 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107459

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Simple youtube search showed me this on USN Carrier

Rare but it happens. And so, there is a lot of reason to be outside the "snap zone".
by srin
15 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://mark20x.blogspot.com/2019/09/chandrayaan-2-gan-based-dfsar-and-more.html DFSAR is a lightweight radar operating in S and L band (used for the first time on the moon). It's a follow-up of MiniSAR experiment of Chandrayaan-1. MiniSAR was an S-band synthetic aperture radar supplied by NASA. We...
by srin
13 Sep 2019 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24492

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I don't understand how HTT 40 will be better than attack helicopters for CAS. Other than top speed, what features does it have that would make it better ?
by srin
12 Sep 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4345
Views: 729989

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Just give the entire 400 unit order to HAL and some private sector units for the LUH and be done with it! Why give away money to Russia for a redundant helicopter like the Ka-226T? What is there to gain with that type? HAL is the chosen agency to manufacture KA-226T in India. So HAL will get all th...
by srin
12 Sep 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585477

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We have discussed this before.
I have been a great fan of getting more Netras. But it is a futile hope.
There were corruption allegations and some CAG report. It is a dead end unfortunately.
by srin
09 Sep 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Looking at the Vikram photos, I think it has a directional antenna on top for communications with orbiter and earth. Not sure if they also have a low-gain omni-directional antenna too as a backup.
by srin
07 Sep 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4345
Views: 729989

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Vips wrote:

India Today - Shiv Aroor's flight and report on LCH.


At ~8:30, "potential for laser pointed rockets". Hmm - very interesting. :)

Wonder if there is a guidance kit that can be strapped on (like converting dumb bombs into LGBs).
by srin
07 Sep 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^ How can this Bagla even exists? ISRO is the one great success story among PSUs. I would take away his press privileges and toss the SOB out of any conference on his arse. No no no - he can attend press conferences, but don't allow him to ask a question. Tell him that they don't expect questions...
by srin
06 Sep 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328650

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

I'm actually fine with buying Su-57. I look at it as Su-30MKI++, and it'd be good to relieve the pressure off AMCA for the next 10 years till the latter gets ready.
What I'm *not* fine would be paying the Russians the Rafale price for it.
by srin
04 Sep 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525739

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

Why are they worried about costs like accountants? Its the job of Raksha Mantri to take care of costs. IAF should worry about squadron strengths with whats available. I think 300:200:100 could be future ratio and get rid of these menagerie of aircraft for specific purpose. That would be a real cost...
by srin
02 Sep 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491582

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^ Probably #2. But then, only for those who ignore the fact that Im-the-Dim is irrelevant, and only Rawalpindi matters.
by srin
02 Sep 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416608

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

83 LCAs Order: HAL may finally agree to lower price http://m.timesofindia.com/articleshow/70823895.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst According to sources privy to the negotiations, HAL quoted Rs 450 crore per aircraf t as the basic price. “MoD and IAF (cust...
by srin
28 Aug 2019 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491582

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

No, it should be the reverse. Use the salami tactics. We need to normalise the deviations. Wait a bit for Bakis to provide us justification and then announce abrogation of IWT. There will be hue and cry, but it'll subside because we don't have infra at our end to stop water anyway Do nothing for a c...

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