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by mody
16 Nov 2019 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

Two Thumbs up for the Air Chief Marshal, HTT-40 and HAL. Maybe in the next few years, HAL can have a lineup of the HTT-40, IJT-36 (with HTFE-25 engine), indigenised version of Hawk-AJT (with HTFE-25 based engine), LCA-SPORT and LCA-MK1A displayed at Air Shows around the world. The LCA-MK1A hopefully...
by mody
16 Nov 2019 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732090

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Today's HT report says negotiations for Ka-226T have stalled over indigenous content. The Indian side is now asking for the indigenous content of the 140 helicopters to be assembled in India, to be increased from the current projected 60% level. The deal initially was supposed to be for 60 helis to ...
by mody
11 Oct 2019 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3825
Views: 631917

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

With China, Malaysia and Turkey openly coming out in support of the pakis, it is unlikely that they will be blacklisted by FATF. At best they will continue to be on some kind of an extended grey list, till they meet some of the additional requirements. They will keep on showing partial compliance wi...
by mody
11 Oct 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259274

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Rohit a few questions: 1). What is the APFSDS round used with the paki T80UD tanks? Is it the same as the Russian Mango round that we use? Do they buy it from Ukraine or China, or do they manufacture/assemble themselves? 2). For the AK tanks, they have been saying they have a DU round. Is this corre...
by mody
10 Oct 2019 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest
Replies: 194
Views: 13606

Re: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest

Putin and Erdogan have been on the same page in Syria for a while now. When Turkey had shot down a couple of Russian jets, the things had come to a head, but then both have come to an understanding. The last resistance against Assad and the Russians in western Syria, will fall and Turkey will not of...
by mody
05 Oct 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

This settles it. No need for more rona dhona on this thread. Now lets wait eagerly for FOC. ACM Bhadauria proves all of us who expected him to be a game-changer for indigenous industry to be right. Just look at the gist of his first press conference! His tenure could be one of the most memorable fo...
by mody
05 Oct 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

Good to know that 12 additional Su-30s and 21 Mig-29UPG will be added. I would say just order another batch of 36 Rafael and additional 36 Tejas MK1/1A and forget about the 114 MMRCA. If any more fighters required, order additional quantity of Tejas MK1A. If the Uttam AESA comes through, then the MK...
by mody
03 Oct 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

Another small step towards building a great nation!! Congrats to HAL!! I hope IAF and MoD will order 38 as first step and later extend those number to 110 or more. Why start with a piece meal order? For the HTT-40 there is not going to be a whole lot of iterative development with MK2 and MK3 etc. I...
by mody
01 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 187
Views: 49557

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Why the Arjun cannot be used in Ladakh or North Sikkim? Its ground pressure that is more important then the total weight of the tank. If the tank can be transported to North Sikkim or Ladakh, then there is no problem. The biggest problem will be in transporting the tanks up there. Once there, actual...
by mody
01 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

Time for IAF and MoD to start the paperwork, for placing the order.
by mody
28 Sep 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

In most HushKit interviews, the pilots always favour the aircraft that they have flown the most. The F16 is no pushover as compared to the M2k and Greek pilots as well as pilots who have flown both types have a different opinion. Also, the F16 is certainly not under powered. Maybe the last Block 52/...
by mody
28 Sep 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3825
Views: 631917

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Does Hong Kong also have a vote in FATF? Turkey is already in the dog house and the US and EU may bar any further military sales to the Turks in response to the purchase of S400 and also to put pressure on Erdogan. China is expected to side with the pukes. Malaysia would run the risk of displeasing ...
by mody
26 Sep 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India Navy fully pays for frigates under construction at Russian shipyard this quote in the article caught my eye The warships of this type are armed with A-190 100mm artillery guns, striking missile and air defence systems, including Kalibr and Shtil complexes and torpedo tubes. The frigates displ...
by mody
18 Sep 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

I think what the "20 in one go" type thing means is that IAF can start training with HTT-40 only when minimum 20 aircrafts are available with them, not when only 2-4 planes are delivered. Hence, they would want the delivery time to be very fast. Offcourse the unnamed source then goes on to...
by mody
09 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25503

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

More then any other variants, armed, recce, civilian etc., would love to see an order for 106 of these birds!!
by mody
09 Sep 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732090

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

In my opinion (which doesn't count for diddly squat), just order 60 Ka-226T for the Navy. You can get interchangeable cabin modules for SAR and anti-sub operations. The anti-sub module can have a dunking sonar and ability to carry Shyena light weight torpedoes. LUH all the way for IA and IAF.
by mody
07 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259274

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The answer for second hand Mirage Vs is not India buying second had Mig-29s, but more Akash MK1/MK1S squadrons across the western border and additional LCA Mk1/MK1As. We should have at least 8-10 squadrons of Akash missiles on the western front, all the way from Mumbai to Srinagar. Along with the Sp...
by mody
07 Sep 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1905
Views: 504502

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The requirement floated for Akash missiles for the IAF, three years ago, for 7 additional squadrons. The number has come down to 6 in the proposed order.
No mention of whether it will be the MK1 or the MK1S variant. The MK1S, has also reportedly finished the development trials.
by mody
21 Aug 2019 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627889

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

By the way the Chinese have just released pictures of their latest war games, carried at undisclosed location, only stating that it was carried out at altitude of 14,000ft and on snow covered plateau. The Chinese had deployed combat robots and their latest type 99-A MBTs in the exercise. Time for IA...
by mody
21 Aug 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627889

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The Kargil Skardu road is supposed to be fairly well developed and except for the last 10-30 odd Kms to the LoC, its an all weather road. The civilian population on both sides, have also asked for it to be opened to regular traffic and trade in the past. The Srinagar Skardu road on the other hand is...
by mody
20 Aug 2019 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732090

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why the Mistral was chosen over the Stinger for the LCH? Both the missiles were supposed to be in the running and the Stinger was supposed to be cheaper.
We are getting the Stingers for use with the Apache, would have made sense to use the same on bot the sets of helos.
by mody
12 Aug 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

The only problem is that the Russian EW suite for the MKI is no good. It was either found to be too heavy, restricting the performance of the aircraft and maybe also found to be not as good, as western suites that we have experience with, with the M2K. Is this chai-wallah info or from discussions o...
by mody
08 Aug 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HDW gave complete ToT. As did Bofors since those days both Germany and Sweden were not major arms sellers unlike USA/USSR and were quite keen in cultivating customers. However, Narasimha Rao found buying Kilo's was cheaper than building Type 209. We got Kilo's dirt cheap on barter for tea from USSR...
by mody
08 Aug 2019 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

The Su-30MKI-MK3 or the final iteration entered service after 2004. I had visited Lohegaon AFB in March 2005 and Russian technicians were still working on the final tranche version of MKI's. All the MKI's delivered prior to that, were later upgraded to the final version. Hence, the current plane is ...
by mody
30 Jul 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732090

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That is the hope of my chaiwallahs! The IAF org wants a way to just kill LCH! This could possibly be because of IAF general reluctance to IA owning and operating a large heli force on its own. Without a local option, the numbers will remain small and not enough to justify IA having it's own aviatio...
by mody
19 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

GOI should state... Vivek, name me one politician or leader or bureaucrat who understands technology cycles, Product Development Life Cycle, Production Engineering. The person who came closest was Manohar Parrikar to untying the Gordon's knot of operational availability, R&D and Production. His...
by mody
18 Jul 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The diplomat is reporting that India is to export TAL Shyena torpedoes to Myanmar. Not sure which and how many platforms in IN currently use the Shyena torpedoes? Have we developed an air launched version of the same, for use by Helicopters?
by mody
17 Jul 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

I echo Karan. Great post. You have clarified much of the ambiguity. Just a few questions. The HTT-40 carries some baggage. The IAF was never really happy with its predecessor, the HPT-32 and didn't want HAL to take up the design and development of HTT-40 , when HAL actually took it up. IAF reluctan...
by mody
16 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

The HTT-40 carries some baggage. The IAF was never really happy with its predecessor, the HPT-32 and didn't want HAL to take up the design and development of HTT-40, when HAL actually took it up. IAF reluctance on this part is well documented. HAL went ahead anyways, funding the development from its...
by mody
13 Jul 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/iaf-drops-plans-to-buy-more-pilatus-planes-amid-cbi-probe/ar-AAEfn4J?ocid=spartanntp Further purchase of Pilatus ruled out. The sad part is the news quotes, unnamed sources as saying a new global RFP will be issued and a government to government deal will be ...
by mody
11 Jul 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418346

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

We have a engine of higher performance (and slightly lower tech) - ALF31. We are producing 1000 of it through TOT and have serviced it. We can buy a more comprehensive license (and higher performance -higher tech stuff from SU-57) for this to eventually replace them in SU30MKI (higher power will be...
by mody
03 Jul 2019 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1905
Views: 504502

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

http://idrw.org/bel-will-start-deliveries-of-next-generation-astra-air-to-air-missile-to-iaf/ It seems that we have missed on the most important report of the day. The first lot of the Astra missiles are due to be dilivered shortly. Looking forward to it being an order the competes with Akash in bo...
by mody
29 Jun 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why we aren't leveraging the design blueprints of the U209 and design of scorpene to come with a new hybrid SSK is distressing. It is just being risk averse and not wanting to design something on our own. Trying to get a proven foreign design to be built in India and then after building 6 thinking t...
by mody
26 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 247163

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Wow from 2018, it was postponed to early 2019 and now postponed to early 2020!! Almost a 1.5 year delay added. Jingo disappointed.
by mody
25 Jun 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1905
Views: 504502

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

mody read o twitter that the SAMHO is getting ready which means the CLGM is also ready. NAG is quite expensive as it has been speced out of price. Ramana sir, didn't understand what you are saying about the Nag? Expensive understood, but is that the reason that the orders haven't been placed? CLGM ...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797450

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

With the Pilatus deal under review, I guess no new orders for the same will be forthcoming. Clears the way for upto 106 HTT-40. Hopefully the IOC can be achieved by the end of 2019 or by end of FY 19-20. Would be a big boost for Make in India and for HAL. PM had personally interacted with the HTT-40...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1905
Views: 504502

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Finally the Spike deal put to rest. Hopefully the MPATGM will come up fast. By the way any news on the progress of the NAG order? The last news was for an order of 300 or 500 missiles and 25 NAMICA having been placed or approved. But no further updates on the same. The induction was slated to start ...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Probably this is the only sub they may have capable of firing Barbur SLCM. And all others must have been under constant tracking. Here are reports about only 1 Paki operational Sub https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/lone-pak-submarine-on-patrol-as-4-undergo-repair/story-oBr1gGXTZODCVtdHsDBAP...
by mody
20 Jun 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627889

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From today's TOI, each IBG will have about 5,000 troops, heavy artillery support, integrated signals corp, integrated mobile air defence and also dedicated attack helicopters attached with each IBG. Immediate plan to raise three IBGs for the western front and after carrying out proving exercises, 2 ...

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