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by srin
17 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1129311458741903360 JUST IN: Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) fired from @IndianNavy destroyers INS Kochi & INS Chennai in first ‘cooperative engagement’ test. Wait a second - when did the LRSAM get downgraded to MRSAM ? :shock: Per my understandin...
by srin
17 May 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3111
Views: 435347

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I think we can handle the exodus - we did that in 1971. Also, the Bakis are wannabe Arabs, no ? I'm sure they can be encouraged to find places to go to, other than the SDRE India. Because I don't want that to be a distraction against Step 1. Due to the falling PKR, they are pretty much screwed wrt d...
by srin
16 May 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yes!!!! I had flagged this very point. - Indian Army AD needs to drastically improve. Its a real issue that the PAF PGMs were able to come close to important formation HQs without being intercepted, the Akash order/deliveries for IA, MRSAM orders need to be accelerate. Shouldn't it be the responsib...
by srin
16 May 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ I don't think this current CIWS/SPAAG deal was related to that. Why ? Because this was for Army (to protect the formations from Helo / UAV threats) and not for Air Force.
by srin
13 May 2019 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I get really depressed by news of this kind, tech wise, these are low hanging fruits that are well within our capabilities. I wonder if this was partly due to the PAF response after Balakot. Army did not have a quick reaction system in place which could’ve knocked out a few PAF bunders out of sky. ...
by srin
11 May 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3808
Views: 521887

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://defenceupdate.in/k30-biho-v-s-tunguska-m1-v-s-pantsir-s1-indian-army-selected-k-30-biho-close-range-air-defence-system/ India has finally selected the South Korean-made Hanwha K-30 Biho, designed mainly to protect forward maneuver units. Further official confirmation properly documented is ...
by srin
08 May 2019 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4627
Views: 796560

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/why-army-will-have-to-wait-more-for-new-carbines-elections-ministry-of-defence/story/1/30581.html The Indian Army’s fast-track procurement process for new carbines is caught in a jam. In September 2018, Caracal International LLC finished as ‘L-1’ or the lowest bidder ...
by srin
07 May 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 980
Views: 120172

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

The rafale is the best choice and had always been the br favorite, that spine makes it worthy. Heh. If not, I'd rather see a straightforward purchase of the fulcrum, lock stock and barrel with full freedom to change whatever the heck the IAF and Navy wants. Both these services now have extensive ex...
by srin
07 May 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 980
Views: 120172

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

For me personally, the top choice is the Rafale. Makes too much sense in terms of commonality with the 36 ordered, plus the capability of the jet itself and the weapons it brings. Add the naval order for 57 and the 114 + 57 +36 gives us a total of 207 Rafales. But if not the Rafale, then it should ...
by srin
04 May 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 304110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/defence-ministry-approves-proposal-to-purchase-10-kamov-31-choppers-of-rs-3600-crore-from-russia/412302 "The Defence Ministry cleared the Rs 3,600 crore proposal for buying around 10 Kamov-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control choppers for the aircraf...
by srin
02 May 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3808
Views: 521887

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Even if there was a "surgical strike", that there was no political cover for the army to publicly acknowledge it by UPA Govt is really sad. I mean, the forces are going crossing the LoC and putting their lives at risk, so the least that the Govt can do is to commend them in public. The for...
by srin
30 Apr 2019 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 607487

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/300419/drdo-missile-was-the-1st-choice-not-spice-2000.html Officials from the National Security Agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the three serving chiefs of the Indian forces, DRDO scientists and other stakeholders met the following da...
by srin
30 Apr 2019 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/cyclone-fani-forces-iaf-to-postpone-brahmos-testfiring-119042900925_1.html The air-launched version of the BrahMos was to be testfired by the Air Force over southern India this week for giving a homegrown weapon system to the force for carrying out...
by srin
29 Apr 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ Interesting, so AL would stand for "air launched" ? And it probably doesn't need a booster, so wings seem to be more at the center ?
by srin
29 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 963
Views: 232974

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tarmak interview with Nirbhay team at ADE.

Good info:
- Manik engine integration in advanced stages. Test in next 1 year
- Next test is probably with seeker for anti-ship role. Two seekers option - one from DRDL and one from RCI

by srin
28 Apr 2019 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2075
Views: 277663

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ Right on course to become the 51st state of the Khan. Their inefficiency is appalling - for just a bit more, their defence budget will match ours, and our army is 15 times theirs. Also, they seem to be retaining just enough conventional might to defend Falklands. That's the level of country the...
by srin
28 Apr 2019 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 607487

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Priority lists for IAF: #1: EW: 6-channel RWR program followed by Dhruti RWR program on Su-30 needs to be accelerated EW pod numbers: To back up SAP-518 numbers, the DARE program has to be rushed through trials asap & production started @ high rate. Usual take 2 years to sign the deal stuff nee...
by srin
27 Apr 2019 07:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373874

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://twitter.com/SengeHSering/status/1121797121022148608 First China insulted #Pakistani nation by sending municipality staff to receive PM Imran Khan at airport. Now China has shocked PAK military by showing #GilgitBaltistan as integral part of India during BRI Summit. Jay Ho. https://pbs.twimg...
by srin
26 Apr 2019 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 607487

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

There are 2 kinds of BDAs: one for IAF/GoI and one for media/public. Winning the propaganda war for Op Balakot required the second kind - big visible bangs and more important, terrorist body parts scattered around. While the Crystal Maze would have provided I guess TV visuals, it wouldn't have helpe...
by srin
24 Apr 2019 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 855
Views: 21670

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/sri-lanka-attack-india-warned-sri-lanka-of-threat-2-hours-before-suicide-attacks-report-2027552 Indian intelligence officers contacted their Sri Lankan counterparts two hours before the first attack to warn of a specific threat on churches, one Sri Lankan defence sou...
by srin
24 Apr 2019 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 855
Views: 21670

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

... The general attack was perhaps planned for India, maybe in S. India. Same general time. Post-Balakot, ISI HQ denied permission, but since they realize that they are into "use it or lose it" territory, they moved the location south to SL. The Easter timing may have been decided months ...
by srin
23 Apr 2019 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 855
Views: 21670

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I didn't see this expressed so far, but kudos to the Indian intelligence agencies. Their successes aren't talked about, but failures (even if very few leak past them) are often public and "intel failure" is always first to be blamed. To be able to provide actionable intel - info on the att...
by srin
22 Apr 2019 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 185306

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: 2986
Views: 428522

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: 3351
Views: 460331

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: 3351
Views: 460331

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: 715
Views: 185306

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: 5468
Views: 441043

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: 5468
Views: 441043

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373874

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: 868
Views: 102505

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: 124480

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: 124480

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: 256
Views: 57126

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: 2075
Views: 277663

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: 4725
Views: 607487

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: 535650

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: 3040
Views: 408793

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: 256
Views: 57126

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373874

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...

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