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by srin
15 Jul 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 767
Views: 72090

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I always thought that the point of NATO was to keep Europeans as US poodles. The way I understand the post second world war deal was: Europeans would fund their welfare state; the Americans their warfare state. In return for continued presence of American troops in Europe and in return Europeans buy...
by srin
29 Jun 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157950

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

It's important to recognize that Mallya's issues aren't just the bankruptcy and willful defaulter alone. There are charges of fraud, diversion of loan money, etc on him. These are criminal charges and he is a fugitive from criminal justice, so there is no way for any government to simply pardon his ...
by srin
24 Jun 2018 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 767
Views: 72090

Re: Understanding the US- Again

h1bs who stayed here for close to two decades, but not having GC done, and possibly being forced to leave, and so what to do about US born citizen kid is the same as asylum seekers being separated from smaller kid (toddlers and infants included) and being detained and no certainty of what happens. ...
by srin
24 Jun 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60793

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

If the F-16 and F-18 are out of the mix, the remaining four contendors are; - MiG-35: Not happening - Eurofighter Typhoon: Pointless - Gripen E: strong contendor, with the F414 engine being its downfall. Low operational cost being among its trump cards. - Rafale: Strongest contendor, politically sp...
by srin
23 Jun 2018 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733036

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

My understanding was that S70 was chosen because we didn't want FMS, we wanted direct sales. After the NMRH competition collapsed (blacklisting of all and sundry and ending up with single vendor), we're just reverting to FMS as the way forward. However, I thought the current thinking is to get MH-60...
by srin
23 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 9056

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Army-spec Tata Safari Storme: How it’s different from the regular one https://www.cartoq.com/ktm-duke-390-or-bmw-g-310r-who-should-buy-what-video/ That URL is for a different article. Here's the right one: https://www.cartoq.com/army-spec-tata-safari-storme-how-its-different-from-the-regular-one-vi...
by srin
20 Jun 2018 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480331

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

souravB wrote:Let's do a Scenario vs Problems on NAVIC

Problem3: with a few tweaks, it can be an effective tool for tracking people and GOI have a piss poor record for maintaining citizen privacy.


How so ? Are we putting a transmitter or a receiver ?
by srin
15 Jun 2018 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733036

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

These things will happen any which way since everyone wants to make money. The MoD should come up with a system where everyone gets some piece of pie irrespective of who wins the order since that would be incentive to not block the entire process for all involved. In this particular case, I believe...
by srin
14 Jun 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 237776

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

To me, the primary reason to go with PAKFA is to help AMCA development - because of timelines. AMCA won't be ready for another 10 years, and PAKFA is *probably* good enough in a couple of years. While it'd be good to put a bit of pressure on ADA to get on with AMCA, undue pressure with unrealistic t...
by srin
14 Jun 2018 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121236

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

There is no way NoKo will relinquish the nukes. There is the evidence of "libya model" and of course, the original "Saddam model". Japan and SoKo are now realizing the fate of poodles. Nuke armed neighbour next door and their borrowed shield is now threatened to be withdrawn. Now...
by srin
14 Jun 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 237776

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The FGFA was doomed with HAL (and not DRDO) being the development partner. Not aware of any 5th gen technologies that HAL is working on. OTOH, having PAK-FA in the MKI model - get the basic platform, then upgrade what is deficient - and after the MKI order is over, is a sound plan. I don't know if w...
by srin
13 Jun 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315817

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

And also, why is a public mailbox considered considered secure for such non-public information ? If it can't be discussed on these forums (and Googleable by adversaries) it must not be discussed. Period.
by srin
13 Jun 2018 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157950

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

In the face of Windrush scandal, the automatic deportation would be unthinkable.
by srin
13 Jun 2018 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indian Army test-fires Smerch rockets, hits targets 90 km away. In yet another boost to the Indian Army, the Smerch guided missile-cum-multi barrel rockets successfully hit targets around 90 kilometres away at Rajasthan's Pokhran field firing range on Monday to clear the trial. Developed jointly by...
by srin
12 Jun 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121236

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

The most curious question is: why Singapore ? Since DPRK seems to be a chinese poodle, and the summit was on their terms so to speak, they could have easily have met in China. Is all not well between PRC and DPRK ?
by srin
09 Jun 2018 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Doesn't the US FDA inspect the manufacturing facilities of pharma companies and allow/block them from US markets ? In the same vein, our inspectors should be allowed to inspect the farms (all expenses paid by the exporter) for purity of dairy products before accepting them. Though, whether this is t...
by srin
09 Jun 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 201
Views: 15699

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

One side-effect of having some 10 aircraft carriers standing by to unleash shock-and-awe on defence-less third world countries is that their diplomats - even the most junior ones who shouldn't have been let out of the country - have the grace of street thugs. Mostly works against small countries of ...
by srin
08 Jun 2018 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 228851

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Just wonder - is tunnelling under a river a better option than building a bridge on it ?
by srin
08 Jun 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 201
Views: 15699

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

For whatever reason, the IAF & Govt have agreed that S400s are important for our security. Which part of S400 we're interested in, whether it is for BMD or not - nothing authoritative or official is known. But I'll just take it at face value. Any so-called ally or partner who wishes us to be sec...
by srin
07 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255291

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

We could have just bought MiG (not the plane, but the design bureau) along with Gorshkov (instead of buying just the Mig-29K). We need not go for 1990's when our economy wasn't doing well. I'm talking early 2000's when the Gorshkov deal was signed. Oh and in return, we could have given them one of o...
by srin
07 Jun 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480331

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ Further computing ... cost per kg for PSLV: $7900 (LEO), $25000 (GEO) cost per kg for GSLV mk3: $6700 (LEO), $16750 (GEO) Now, this is a bit simplistic because it doesn't account for PSLV XL vs core-only configurations. SpaceX falcon 9 for LEO costs less than half of this, but it is more complic...
by srin
06 Jun 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Right Lets not buy the S-400 and be naked to nuclear blackmail form Pakis because the Chinese might have the S400. Same time the US might sanction our scam ridden economy. very good thinking. I'm very curious to know why you think I've even indicated that we shouldn't buy S-400. :roll: That's a ver...
by srin
06 Jun 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ Hasn't China also purchased S-400's ? We should stop comparing with what China did or didn't do? India needs the S-400 like yesterday. Spurious arguments that Chinese are buying the S-400 and US will sanction India have kept India from acquiring the weapons it needs. S-400 is need to counter Pa...
by srin
06 Jun 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ Hasn't China also purchased S-400's ? Yes, but as part of an integrated national strategy to acquire the tech and capability and not just the equipment, their deals with the Russians are generally cover for full-scale TOT and rapid buildup of equivalent clone systems that they rapidly improve o...
by srin
06 Jun 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ Hasn't China also purchased S-400's ?
by srin
06 Jun 2018 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Smaller diameter suggests that air scoops may be missing - are they planning to have Akash NG that is not ramjet powered ?

Added later: Duh, it may just mean that the fins are folded in the canister, and they unfold when it ejects.
by srin
05 Jun 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340955

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

IXKvJmaO3r4 mob wanted to lynch CRPF jawans in jeep ^ We need to equip CRPF and RR and others with cameras with audio, so that all these stone pelting (which is actually an attempt to murder) at encounter locations get filmed, and also (like the video above) show to the country the conditions under...
by srin
02 Jun 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I didn't know this - http://www.ausairpower.net/SP/DT-AAM-Evolution-March-2009.pdf The other important technological development of this period was the air-breathing throttled rocket ramjet engine. Vympel made the critical breakthrough during the 1990s and widely marketed the RVV-AE-PD or ‘ramjet Ad...
by srin
02 Jun 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How is a ramjet powered missile better than a dual pulse rocket powered one ? Compare Akash and LR-SAM, where DRDO developed the propulsion in both cases. LRSAM is almost one-third the weight (275kg vs 720kg), but has three times the range (80km vs 25km) for the same warhead (all wiki specs onlee)....
by srin
01 Jun 2018 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1826
Views: 353612

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tejas exits Bengaluru, new nest in TN’s Sulur https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/010618/tejas-exits-bengaluru-new-nest-in-tns-sulur.html

Such a lungi dance time, only slightly spoiled by the very strange looking Tejas pic at the top of the article :lol:
by srin
01 Jun 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 882
Views: 29469

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Gus wrote:
srin wrote:Are there any ham radio operators on this forum ?


sachin is one, iirc


Thank you, Gus saar.

@mods: Would it be okay if I start a new thread in the Tech Forum ?
by srin
01 Jun 2018 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How is a ramjet powered missile better than a dual pulse rocket powered one ? Compare Akash and LR-SAM, where DRDO developed the propulsion in both cases. LRSAM is almost one-third the weight (275kg vs 720kg), but has three times the range (80km vs 25km) for the same warhead (all wiki specs onlee). ...
by srin
27 May 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ That is precisely what I'm thinking. Wouldn't this be solved if we have our commsec standard, and have special adaptors to interface with NATO, Russians and anybody else when necessary ?
by srin
26 May 2018 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733036

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ The biggest problem for IAF with Russian equipment is after-sales support, esp the spares. Given this, Backfires and Blackjacks will just be hangar queens in a few years time. That said, I too believe there is a role for bombers. And I think we should convert a civilian/transport aircraft to a bo...
by srin
26 May 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343146

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Egypt acquiring 50 MIG-29s deliveries to start soon and Algeri 14 MI-26Ts-the new upgraded 26s with only a 3 man crew, etc.Both birds at very low prices which the IAF should consider, both types needed and budgetary restraints. Why should IAF choose Mi-26 when it has already decided on Chinooks. An...
by srin
26 May 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126936

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

^^^ Correct me if I'm wrong. Despite all the RCS decreases of the airframe, if you load it with missiles, bombs, drop tanks, target pods, jamming pods, it is going to be rather reflective. I don't know how much, but my WAG is it is going to be significant. So, while I'm sure it is quite useful in so...
by srin
25 May 2018 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343146

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Nirbhay can do the job of Jag lo-lo missions. Cost of cruise missiles is much lower than cost of aircrafts wrt manufacturing, maintenance, training, etc. Not to mention previous lives of our pilots. Agree, that would be perfect. We just need Nirbhay proven ASAP and atleast a production run of a few...
by srin
25 May 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343146

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Brits lost a lot of Tornado during GW during Lo Lo Flight due to Ack Ack and missiles , Its the most risky mission to do and pilots needs balls of steel. Todays environment is not the same at 80's with PA/PAF fielding a range of new weapons and radars and hence it a lot more riskier for JAgs to fly...
by srin
24 May 2018 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In command guidance the flaw is if an ARM takes out the radar then your missile becomes a dud. There are two versions of the changed Akash : Akash Upgrade/Refurbished and NG. NG will have dual seeker. @Ramana-saar: did I miss news that Akash NG will have dual seeker ? Do you have a source for that ...

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