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by srin
15 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198482

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: 58
Views: 8187

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: 4312
Views: 700588

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: 3004
Views: 570549

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: 1874
Views: 198482

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: 4312
Views: 700588

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: 1874
Views: 198482

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: 2740
Views: 316529

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: 3323
Views: 501526

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: 1788
Views: 305588

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: 1014
Views: 291828

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: 1788
Views: 305588

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...
by srin
27 Aug 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700747

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

I guess it says Jags till 2038- by that time we will other aircraft who will be doing the CAS role, but I think it will move to aircraft dropping Missiles and PGM's, or guided rockets, Dont think we will using aircraft at low level with rockets and Cannon for CAS role like in the past. It will more...
by srin
27 Aug 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700747

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

The Jaguar re-engining is an own goal from either our MoD or IAF or HAL or combination of them. Initially, there were two vendors - Honeywell with F125 and Rolls Royce that wanted to upgrade the Adour 811 to 821 by selectively replacing parts. But we (which maybe MoD/IAF/HAL) wanted *new* engines, w...
by srin
23 Aug 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71417

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

^^^ It'll have quite different aerodynamic characteristics - canards, etc - and that's not even including new engines, new radar etc. And we haven't even built the prototype, forget testing in different speeds, altitudes, payloads etc. IMO, there is zero chance it'll enter service in next 5-6 years....
by srin
23 Aug 2019 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1788
Views: 305588

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Wow. For those of us who still remember the dark times of early 1990s where everybody was after us - the US, the UN conference on human rights in Geneva ... How the initiative has shifted ! How nice it feels to see Pa_is on the defensive against our diplomatic offensives.
by srin
23 Aug 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291828

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

The DPP question is interesting. Did we follow DPP for inducting Ins Arihant? or Chakra? or develop nukes? How did S400 get in with no offset.. no DPP there? Looks to me if there is a will... there is a way. Political will needs to be there. Put another way, there is a need to have a mantri as a fa...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 501526

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

Wrt the two pilots for MKIs, wasn't there an ask from IAF that FGFA needed to be a two-seater and not a single-seater like PAK-FA ?
by srin
22 Aug 2019 19:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3739
Views: 676398

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The main problem is they are all forced to pay the tax now while earlier they all used to escape paying a not even half of the tax. The model of not paying the taxes and keeping that money as un accounted profit is no longer viable. That is the reason many units are facing very low profits etc. Sam...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2361
Views: 384196

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I hope NM will try to get some TOT or substantial investment by Safran for Kaveri engine. The additional 36 jets order can be used as a leverage. If we are going to pay 60 million Euros more per jet then what Egypt is paying then this amount is being surely paid for getting something extra . It's a...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393227

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I really hate the thought of TSP having a field day in Afghanistan. And I don't think we should send troops there. At the same time, as long as the US troops' logistical train goes through TSP, there is always a blackmail potential against us. One thought that would serve our strategic interests and...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198482

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Cain Marko wrote:Is there any cool video/simulation that shows the transfer to lunar orbit?


You can also check this one: https://sankara.net/chandrayaan2.html. This was posted on Hacker News
by srin
22 Aug 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291828

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

From reports (internets) it seems D&D money for LCA Mk1A is sanctioned, and the LCA Mk1A production order will be given when it reaches a certain level of maturity (prototype?). It seems MOD just doesn't get the fact the suppliers need payments in advance and delays in testing & certificati...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198482

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To get to the Lunar Transfer Trajectory, Chandrayaan-2 gradually increased the apogee using Oberth Effect via LAM firing at the perigee. I understand that. Now, couple of questions: But once around the orbit of the moon, to decrease the apogee and get to a more circular orbit, does the LAM fire at t...
by srin
22 Aug 2019 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1913
Views: 210972

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am surprised that economics is discussed in strategic/political thread. Should it not be in economics thread? Also VSunder'ji, Sucheta Dalal is a tainted journo. She is SoBo elite and is in the same circles as the other eminent economist, historian and civil society leader Shobha De. Just like th...
by srin
15 Aug 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 40
Views: 7228

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Been reading Twitter on the CDS since morning, and have been quite unpleasantly surprised and disturbed to see quite extreme anti-Rawat views (I don't want to directly link it - but google for #AccidentalCOAS). WTF is going on ? Is it motivated by the recent reforms ? Or is it something else ? Not u...
by srin
15 Aug 2019 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4312
Views: 700588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Btw, I vaguely recall some news (maybe a year ago or something like that) about radar for LCH. I couldn't find it again, but I'll do a deeper search.
by srin
15 Aug 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4312
Views: 700588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sankum sir, Great inputs. the quad launcher is supposed to weight less than 340 kgs. But ground clearance was the real issue IIRC. I wonder if over-wing pylons may help ? Not an aero guy, but my gut feel is that wing lift and adverse effects due to the overwing pylons is less of an issue with helos...
by srin
09 Aug 2019 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1788
Views: 305588

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

So, I was a bit confused listening to some of the Baki media where they mentioned that LoC has now become IB and that is when it struck me - how important A370 was for Bakis. So, as long as A370 was there, the KMs thought that they were semi-independent and only a bit of violence is going to let Ind...
by srin
09 Aug 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65327

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Can we shutdown these jihadi channel? Actually, NDTV is doing yeoman service in exposing the Luytens crowd and anti-nationals. I think we should do the opposite, keep encouraging NDTV to bring in all the closet traitors to be exposed to the public. It is actually much better than that. There is a r...
by srin
09 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65327

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Worth reading in full ... Will the Milk Come to a Boil in J&K? In 1990, many believed here that Kashmir would become independent. “It was just euphemism for merger with Pakistan if you really ask me,” says a senior police officer who fought militancy in those days. In his room, a few men speak o...
by srin
09 Aug 2019 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1874
Views: 225725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

As someone mentioned above, taking over GB should be the highest priority. PORK can come later. GB has lesser population, and we can also disconnect Bakistan from the Cheen and also establish direct connection with Afghanistan and hence Central Asia.
by srin
09 Aug 2019 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1874
Views: 225725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

syam wrote:Next step should be making gilgit baltistan as a seperate UT. It will be perfect. And we can add Azad to J&k .


What is this Azad ? We shouldn't be using Baki propaganda language.
by srin
09 Aug 2019 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579768

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

What's funny about Pakistan is that they passed a parliament resolution condemning abrogation of 370 and want it back. You know, the same 370 which says JK is part of India. They never cease to amaze me how dumb they are. I'd missed this post, sorry for the late reply. This is a great catch. The Ar...
by srin
08 Aug 2019 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419052

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is the double hull really safer ? It is only the internal hull that is the pressure hull. IMO it was to solve acoustic stealth issues that they had long ago and since solved. Why make virtue of a necessity ? I suspect it added a lot of dead weight. And even assuming that is true, then Amur is ruled ...
by srin
07 Aug 2019 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579768

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

sudhan wrote:So the Pakis have retaliated.. Quake in your dhotis and weep ye yindoos..

1. Downgrade of Diplomatic relations
2. Stopping bilateral trade..
3. Bilateral traties to be reconsidered

Oh noes.. what will we do??

For starters.. ROFL :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Yes ! Start with IWT :mrgreen:
by srin
06 Aug 2019 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579768

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The only suspense right now is: who is going to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk on 15th Aug ?
by srin
04 Aug 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579768

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^^ If they don't take back the bodies, I think we should put them in a boat and let it float down the Indus, Lord of the Rings style. Good message to the pigs downstream.
by srin
01 Aug 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700747

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

JTull wrote:The SDR order looks like an acknowledgement that our comms were compromised on 27th Feb.


Isn't it possible to have encrypted communications with traditional hardware DSP based radios ?
by srin
01 Aug 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4312
Views: 700588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Wrt 70mm rockets, wasn't some Thales rocket procured ?

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