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by srin
30 Mar 2020 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197821

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

Harsh Vardhan Thakur @hvtiaf · 21h 414 would be used on AMCA. AL-31FP of Su-30MKI is manufactured in HAL & has 125kN thrust. But bigger dia. Image-i-Nation @2nd_whiskeyjack Replying to @hvtiaf Sir, given the substantial number of GE F404/414 engines we are going to use in the future, I am surpr...
by srin
29 Mar 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The infected rate indicators are lagging indicators - they manifest around a week or so after the infection spread. So, I'm hoping that by end of this week, we should start seeing a drop in infection rates wherever the lockdown has been effective. Now, because of this migrant issue from Delhi to UP/...
by srin
27 Mar 2020 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941741

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

As I said before my thoughts make no sense because nothing in India moves fast. And yes, a decision like this will take the same time to arrive at as the development of MWF. But why do you think Mig35 would be inferior to Mk1A/MWF in BVR if both have the same radar and avionics package. In fact, th...
by srin
27 Mar 2020 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

[...] That means, from having 33% day-on-day increase in cumulative case count, it is now about 20%. But the more important metric, I feel, is the ratio of day's increase to previous day's increase. This has to fall below 1 for the surge to peter out. Italy seems tantalizingly close to 1 (which is ...
by srin
27 Mar 2020 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What exactly does "test more" mean, anyway ? Pick a few random people off the street and draw blood ? I understand that there are asymptomatic carriers, but they either manifest the symptoms in say 14 days or beat the infection. Given the lockdown, they aren't likely to spread it too much ...
by srin
24 Mar 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656475

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

Is IFR optional ? Can IAF choose to fly the Tejas on a sortie with the IFR probe removed ?
by srin
23 Mar 2020 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941741

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

If we deploy S-400 in say Pathankot. S-400 range is according to internet sources up to 400km. Distance from Pathankot to Sargodha is 280 km. Does this mean we can shut down the airspace to PAF between Pathankot and Sargodha? Naliya to Karachi is 260 km. Could S-400 in Naliya shut down the airspace...
by srin
22 Mar 2020 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4749
Views: 608468

Re: Internal Security Watch

This is huge. Om Shanti to the fallen. Hopefully, there will be a quick counter strike. https://www.news18.com/news/india/bodies-of-17-jawans-found-24-hours-after-they-went-missing-during-encounter-with-naxals-in-sukma-2546121.html Bodies of 17 security personnel, who went missing after a major enco...
by srin
22 Mar 2020 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Make in India: OFB, DRDO to develop fully indigenous Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle in 3-5 years A fully indigenous Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) is being developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Research Development Oranisation (DRDO) for the use of the Indian Army. Te...
by srin
21 Mar 2020 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656475

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

IR and other gurus two questions. I presume the gun hasnt been fired till date in air, true/false? Second, in one of the LSPs the small little hole on the spine(pardon my terminology) close to the vertical stabilizer was have a rounded clam shape however, nowadays they have gone back and made it re...
by srin
21 Mar 2020 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705806

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1230568579621257218?s=20 ---> OFB designed Air Defence Gun! Ugly, but good if it works as AK-630 is locally produced by OFB. Rate of Fire is 5,000 rounds per minute. Effective/Flat Trajectory range is 4,000 meters (13,000 ft). Ammunition storage is 2,000 rounds. 20...
by srin
20 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think we've done a great job so far. I returned to India from a US trip around 2 weeks ago. I filled up the health form at the airport. Now, for the past few days, I'm getting an automated recorded call from Dept of health, Govt of Karnataka - twice a day - asking me if I have symptoms. and has IV...
by srin
13 Mar 2020 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1030234

Re: Levant crisis - III

Yes but ak 630/ before L70 shells are much cheaper than missiles and can easily take out multiple slow moving drones Don't want to go too much OT, but pantsir also has dual 30mm autocannon - more than capable of handling the drones. We need to dig deeper and find out why they failed to intercept tu...
by srin
12 Mar 2020 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One of the big things happening in Italy is the doctors having to choose who lives and who dies. They are prioritizing the younger vs older. Now, I wonder, if it gets to that stage, whether doctors will start prioritizing the whites in western world? Here's the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/ide...
by srin
12 Mar 2020 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1030234

Re: Levant crisis - III

Other alternative is Naval type CIWS, these will eliminate the drone swarm at a much cheaper cost Assuming that these are slow UAVs, I don't believe that rate of fire would have been a constraint. So, no need to have the AK-630 style gatling guns. Normal Pantsir should be able to handle them easily...
by srin
12 Mar 2020 03:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742673

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^^ Should be IMF, not World Bank

And while I read the reports of that, is it official ?
Second, in the overall analysis, is it a good thing for them or bad thing ? Exports becoming competitive vs CPEC loans becoming more expensive ....
by srin
12 Mar 2020 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm concerned about the spread in US. I came back to desh last week after 2 weeks in the Khan-dom, including Bay area (including RSA Conf) and Mid-West. There was nothing in US, if you exclude the hand sanitizer at the United checkin kiosks. OTOH, entering India, there was the typical form filling ...
by srin
12 Mar 2020 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Quick note here. You do NOT need hand-sanitizers like Purel, etc. to keep the coronavirus at bay. Regular hand soap is equally good. Hand sanitizers are mostly alcohol-based. This makes them superior to ordinary hand soap for killing bacteria. Why? Because, briefly, the exterior structures of bacte...
by srin
11 Mar 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941741

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

Have people here heard of AD flights composed of Kiran MkIIs? Come on Deejay-ji, spill it and educate us... clearly no one has and we're all scratching our heads ! I can speculate it as a jugaad anti-UAV, anti-chopper type AD "home guard" ... perhaps an older construct before armed helico...
by srin
11 Mar 2020 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A colleague at work in BLR is shipping facemasks (normal ones, not the N95) to her son in Seattle, because apparently, they've run out of masks there. What's going on out there ?
by srin
10 Mar 2020 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm concerned about the spread in US. I came back to desh last week after 2 weeks in the Khan-dom, including Bay area (including RSA Conf) and Mid-West. There was nothing in US, if you exclude the hand sanitizer at the United checkin kiosks. OTOH, entering India, there was the typical form filling b...
by srin
28 Feb 2020 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246363

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

On MMRCA, I think there is a difference between the govt objectives and IAF objectives. I'm using the term "Govt" in a pretty nebulous way here. IMO, the Govt doesn't have money to buy 100+ aircraft in an open contest where Rafale may again be the winner. I don't think it intends to anyway...
by srin
27 Feb 2020 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4144
Views: 305788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The biggest financial impact will be on airlines and tourism. First, there are probably no takers for Cathay, Thai, Singapore and Korean airlines. For the rest, cancellation of South east Asian flights and general reduction in travel in an already slim margin industry will be a serious issue. Even t...
by srin
20 Feb 2020 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246363

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

It most likely won't be an assembly line as was intended with MRCA 1.0. Dassault would only set up an Indian assembly line if the numbers justified it from their point of view, and the number in their mind was close to 100 units. These local assembly lines always work the same way- first 2-3 dozen ...
by srin
18 Feb 2020 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481954

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I recommend watching "UK Border Force" tv series on Youtube on how the Bartania treats the people coming there.
by srin
18 Feb 2020 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481954

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

You don't cancel it by mail saar. It would be marked as cancelled in a central database and a notification email would be sent by email. I also think that the visa status can be electronically queried by airlines also.
by srin
18 Feb 2020 06:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39815

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

The issue with the peninsular command to me is wrt Navy. While the peninsula can be a single theatre, the bay of Bengal and Arabian sea are different theatres (think 1971 war) having their own fleets. They each have their own requirements. Arabian sea is where many naval engagements are going to be ...
by srin
17 Feb 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39815

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Bipin Rawat latest on Theatre Commands 1. Navy’s Eastern and Western Commands to be merged under a Peninsular Command (ETA end 2021] 2. A new Theatre Command solely for Jammu and Kashmir (including IB) 3. IAF to helm Air Defence Command (ETA early 2021) - includes all long range missiles in additio...
by srin
17 Feb 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246363

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

One question: when ordering fighters, how much is usually paid upfront and what percent is paid on delivery?
by srin
16 Feb 2020 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195768

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

And by the way, when I say stretch the design or enlarge the design in the Vikrant, I am not referring to stretching every room size in the Vikrant. Rather enlarging the two most valuable pieces of real estate aboard an aircraft carrier - the flight deck and the hangar. That's it. There will obviou...
by srin
14 Feb 2020 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195768

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^
IAC-2 or IAC-3 ?
by srin
14 Feb 2020 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197359

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^^Wait ... Su-33 ? :roll:
by srin
13 Feb 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195768

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^
That's a good point.
But by the same logic, we don't need additional jets too (for the 3rd carrier that is). We only need enough for two carriers (with war-time allotment) + buffers (to account for aircraft undergoing repairs/maintenance).
by srin
12 Feb 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195768

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^
A stretched Vikrant with higher tonnage will require new engines, adjusting of CoG etc - something that's bound to be a high lead time activity, which is going to cause delays later on.
Unless something is badly wrong with Vikrant class design, we should get one more of same design, no ?
by srin
12 Feb 2020 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195768

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I suggest we open a thread suggesting India's future aircraft carrier a replacement for Vikramaditya and discuss emerging technologies and threats. If the IN lays the keel for a stretched Vikrant design in 2020/2021, she can have it ready by 2030 for trials. A 50,000 to 55,000 tonne vessel would be...
by srin
12 Feb 2020 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180546

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I really hope this works out. And I'm really concerned that P75I is in trouble. The SP Model of one winner who wins bigg and competes with MoD shipyard, has serious political risks. Also, with P75I being the pioneer of the SP Model, it'll be filled with process glitches that will bog the process dow...
by srin
12 Feb 2020 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69928

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It is still mind boggling why we chose Ak203 over AK308. Or AK203 over TAR/Ghatak. AK308 uses a 7.62x51mm round, so not a direct alternative to AK203. My presumption is that the Army has decided to use 7.62x39 for COIN and 7.62x51 for regular infantry. Never know, we may switch to 6.8mm after a few...
by srin
12 Feb 2020 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648040

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

From ACM Dhanoa's comments, reading between the lines ... . If it was a kill-all destroy-all mission, we would have used supersonic low level Brahmos missile, to which Pakistan did not have any answer./quote] I think the government will hit them again. This time harder, and take out the buildings al...
by srin
12 Feb 2020 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197359

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

So if Navy is unlikely to get its 57 fighters, will the existing 45 Mig 29Ks be enough once INS Vikrant also gets commissioned? How many aircraft can be accommodated on Vikramaditya and Vikrant together ? Wiki uncle says 26 fixed wing aircraft each, but I'm not sure if that is for peace time or war...

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