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by mody
19 Apr 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93030

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Ashley J Tellis and many bwana dimags don't understand that in a real street fight no one wears gloves and throws punches , in fact the guy who grabs a nearby stone and smashes the other chap's skull often wins . If and when the real war would happen countries won't be wasting time on trying to mak...
by mody
18 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16379

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The greatest value will be as a test bed for HTFE-25 engine. If the HJT-36 can be made with the HTFE-25 engine, I guess there would be some market for it overseas. For IAF, I guess they have eliminated the IJT requirement from training. It can also serve as a basis for a twin engine AJT version. Wit...
by mody
17 Apr 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This Spike purchase looks to be for LOC action. It is supposed to be LOC action. It was purchased as part of immediate purchase requirement directly from IA top brass. In wake of Pulwama, GOI has given approval for upto 300 crores worth of purchase can be made directly by the services if required f...
by mody
11 Apr 2019 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 11145

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Cool! I was guessing the same, we moved some T-72s out (lightest "full MBTs") we have, but could have been T-90s too. Also about overall # of tank holdings, amazingly IA does not plan to phase out older T-72s but intends to keep them around using further upgrades including engine ones. Hu...
by mody
11 Apr 2019 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374742

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan is also one of the biggest markets in the world for stolen cars.
by mody
11 Apr 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Don't understand why Kalyani needs to partner with Elbit for the Athos guns, when they have developed the Bharat-52 guns inhouse. They had purchased and shifted the entire factory for artillery from Austria that was manufacturing the 155mm 45 cal guns. They developed the 52 cal version based on the ...
by mody
09 Apr 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Singha , The 105 mm from Khan was a limited buy for mountain ops , Hopefully we will see mass scale of Indian made 105 mm design. My point was more towards you wont see any kind of 155 mm standardisation replacing even the 105 mm LH . I think you mean 155mm M777 guns as limited buy for mountains?
by mody
09 Apr 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Kalyani is ready with a ULH105mm design that should be able to replace all older 105mm and supplement the khan certified M777 why not reward our own, than keep the goras addicted to our money pipe. GD Kalyani has displayed not just the 105 mm light guns but also 155 mm, 39 cal light guns. These are...
by mody
09 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

As per current plans 300 M46 guns are to be upgraded via project Sharang. They will join 180 Soltam upgraded M46 guns. These will be 155 mm guns don't know whether 39 cal or 45 cal. 114 Dhanush 45 cal guns are on order. The total requirement is projected at 414 guns and I suspect the balance 300 gun...
by mody
08 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Dhanush use a Volvo engine for mobility. I think the original Bofors also would have used the same, being Swedish rather than a Mercedes engine.
by mody
08 Apr 2019 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The torpedo can be launched from Kolkata, Delhi, Teg, Talwar and Kamorta classes of ships. This made India one of the eight countries to have the capability to design and build such a system. 73 such torpedoes have been ordered by the Indian Navy. This landmark has put navy in the elite club of nav...
by mody
05 Apr 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What is the status of the Shyena light and Varunastra torpedoes? Shyena was formally inducted in 2012 and reportedly we also sold or have agreed to sell to Myanmar. How many have we actually produced/inducted and which platforms carry these torpedoes? Can our P8I's and the upcoming MH60R use these t...
by mody
05 Apr 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 105823

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Are the Indian MH-60R going to have MAD sensors or has IN given it up? IN had stuck with S-70B, even when MH-60R was first offered, as it wanted MAD sensors to be part of the helicopter. The S-70B had MAD sensors, but the upgraded MH-60R had done away with them. Even for the P-8Is, the IN has opted ...
by mody
04 Apr 2019 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515077

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

The Mig-29 offer should be taken up. Will add another squadron of Mig-29s upgraded to latest spec. Don't know what they mean by the airframes are ready. Does it mean that partially built airframes are ready or it means upgrade of reserve Mig-29s from Russian inventory. I hope its the former. Post el...
by mody
04 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374742

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

By June-July, India's GDP will be 10 times the size of Napaki GDP in dollar terms. Napaki 270-280 Billion, India 2.7-2.75 Trillion.
by mody
04 Apr 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For missiles I would say mastering the following technologies is more important than testing a 10K+ range A6 missile. 1). All composite missiles or basically having 2 meter diameter 1st composite tech for missiles upto A5. This will automatically boost the range for all missiles, or help reduce the ...
by mody
29 Mar 2019 16:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 84900

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Any new about the status of the naval OPVs being built at Reliance Defence Pipavav? The first two ships were to be delivered by December 2018. Instead the navy ended up encashing the bank guarantee of the shipyard. The ships had been launched and photos had emerged of weapons fitment on the board th...
by mody
27 Mar 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93030

Re: Indian ASAT test

It can’t be someone else’s satellite, right? That will make it too complicated? Or, are there some slots that are ours and someone put a bird there and we decided to take it out? It has to be our satellite. More details of the test would be great, like the radar used and the missile/kill vehicle us...
by mody
27 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93030

Re: Indian ASAT test

Great News. Though I doubt many watching Modi announcing it on TV, will really grasp the importance of the event.
by mody
19 Mar 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129962

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

Indranil, aren't all the IOC std. aircraft going to be upg. to FOC first? IIRC, that was the plan. At least put in the S/W updates for Derby etc. AVM Nambiars comments suggest IOC aircraft are Derby capable as well? Yes Karan, all software updates will plugged back into all IOC std. aircraft. You w...
by mody
18 Mar 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129962

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

Except for the AAR probe, how much work would be required to upgrade the IOC planes to FOC standard? I think the only major structural change is the addition of the AAR probe and associated plumbing. The rest of the changes should be software related. Are there any other major changes? Most of the s...
by mody
13 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The use of T55 and Vijayanta turrets on the LOC for firing at paki posts in direct fire mode, upto a range of 2-4 Kms is really good. We have hundreds of these old tanks lying around and the 105 mm HEAT round, in direct fire mode, will pack a good punch. The only problem is that these are stationery...
by mody
12 Mar 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129962

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

There are total of 18 trainers on order. All will be as per Mk1 FoC standard. The production of trainers will start after the 16 FoC planes. The production for 73 MK1A planes will start after the production for the trainers is over.
by mody
11 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wow 90 KM's for 214mm rocket is great. 75 KM's with
2m cep is fantastic. I don't think we will develop a 300mm version. Prahar can be used for longer ranges.
by mody
11 Mar 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can build our own general purpose missile corvettes like the Israeli Sa'ar 6 above. We can replace the 40 cell Tamir VLS with a 16 cell VLS for the naval derivative of QRSAM. Anti-ship missile can be 4 quad packs of Uran mid-ship or 2 quad packs for Brahmos-NG. The heli can be the Naval Dhruv. Th...
by mody
11 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I posted this in the Balakot thread and it really needs to be here: 1. An order for 114 Dhanush have been placed, but according to the Government Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the IA needs over 400. The GCF should be cranking these out like cookies. Make 4000 of them and sell them around the world. M...
by mody
11 Mar 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PS: Mody is an old hand, no issue of ISI etc. Just to be clear. And no issues in him asking the query as well. The issue is just about the timing right now. We shouldn't collate info that makes things easier for the other side, to whatever extent. My question was more pertaining to the follow on or...
by mody
09 Mar 2019 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

8 squadrons of Akash for the IAF have been ordered and at least 5 squadrons seem to operational. All 8 squadrons are operational, the remaining three are in the north-east too. Also, any idea as to what is hitch with MRSAM project? According to Air Marshal Nambiar , there were some issues that were...
by mody
08 Mar 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129962

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

Additional 1 squadron of MK1 and perhaps 2 additional squadrons of MK1A should be ordered. 9 Tejas MK1/MK1A squadrons to replace the 6 Mig-21 Bison and 2 Mig 27 squadrons. Will drive down the price for MK1A and keep the production lines buzzing. HAL can increase the production rate to 24 planes per ...
by mody
08 Mar 2019 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178188

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What is the status of the Akash follow on orders? 8 squadrons of Akash for the IAF have been ordered and at least 5 squadrons seem to operational. The first 2 at Pune and Gwalior and 3 more in the northeast. An additional order of 7 squadrons of the MK1 was to be placed, but was stuck due to price n...
by mody
06 Mar 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 177870

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we paying $3 billion dollars for a ten year lease of a nuke sub? We should be buying it not leasing for that kind of money. I suspect our own 6 SSN program is based on this one. There could be a simultaneous equipping of the incomplete hull in Russia and probably a brand new one here. The $...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I dont think the Bisons did not end up using BVR R77, they probably went for a peace time protocol of identifying the intruder before engaging, lets see on how we respond. PAF today has identified it will engage India as response to attacks on ISI, can leave it at this, should probably attack PA to...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No confirmation of which paki plane was shot down. Clearly said attacked our military installation. I think escalation is on the cards. Hope we plan carefully and if thinks really escalate, have some tangible military and strategic aims chalked out. I for one would love to see Baltistan captured......
by mody
27 Feb 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No confirmation of which paki plane was shot down. Clearly said attacked our military installation. I think escalation is on the cards. Hope we plan carefully and if thinks really escalate, have some tangible military and strategic aims chalked out. I for one would love to see Baltistan captured.......
by mody
27 Feb 2019 14:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Modi cannot afford to deescalate now. If Mig-21 has been shot down, which unfortunately seems to be true, then GoI will have to unleash a counter punch. Sparks are certainly going to fly. Hope all our warriors get the job done and return safely, as some of them are certainly going to get into harms ...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Still no official word from India. Lets wait for the official government briefing to figure our what exactly is going on. The paki lie about Mig-21s being shot down seems to be just that....a good 'ol paki lie. With regards to the F16 going down, lots of conflicting stories. Downed in friendly fire,...
by mody
26 Feb 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128207

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

The pakis now have a tough choice to make. They can either stick to their current story of no real damage and just pray that GoI does not do anything more or they will have to think of some way of retaliating. The problem is that they don't have any non-military targets to hit. If they hit a militar...
by mody
25 Feb 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Admiral saab, you missed 180 nos. 155mm/39 cal? soltam upgrade of M46 guns. Please add these to the first post. Forgive this mango abdul, but Soltam upgraded the M46 as well? I thought that was cancelled? India to Locally Upgrade 130mm M-46 Russian Artillery Guns to 36km Target Range https://sputni...
by mody
25 Feb 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786463

Re: Small Arms Thread

Its really about the size of the bullets. If IA thinks that 7.62x39 is what they want, then AK series it is. There is nothing better then the AK-series for this caliber. The debate is really whether the choice of the caliber is good or not. For the Chinese front, I would actually prefer to use the N...
by mody
22 Feb 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49291

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Also the numbers for Pinaka MK1 seem to be doubtful. As per Wiki, 4 regiments should be in service by now and an additional order of 6 regiments was cleared by DAC in 2016. Each regiment is supposed to have 18 launchers, plus reserves.

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