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by mody
25 Oct 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are reports of a new VLS SR-SAM based on the Astra missile. The IAF requirement quotes a range of 40 Kms for the Mk-1, SR-SAM and Mk-2 MR-SAM with range upto 80 Kms. There will probably be a naval version as well. Don't know anything about this new project and difference with the QRSAM program...
by mody
23 Oct 2020 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Dhuvastra = Helina. Some reports are mentioning that 25 Namica have been ordered along with 300-400 Nag missiles. After the recent test, the production is about to start. I think 25 Namica is too small a number. Minimum 60 should be ordered with say 6 Namica's forming 1 ATGM battalion/squadron. Mayb...
by mody
20 Oct 2020 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178042

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Would like to see the Carbine order going to OFB. The ARDE design is supposed to be good and giving this order to OFB, will keep them quite. Strict quality control should be followed and OFB should be held accountable if they screw up. Hope the LMG order for additional 40K odd guns goes to the likes...
by mody
19 Oct 2020 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Was the SANT missile test fired from Rudra or Mi-35 platform? Indian Defence Update on YouTube has claimed that earlier tests of SANT had been carried out from MI-35. About the latest test, there are no details as yet.
But a SANT test is great news for the Rudra and LCH.
by mody
19 Oct 2020 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 816147

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Proposals to cut ceremonies and other peripheral expenditure in the Army. Seem to be steps in the right direction, but some veterans or others who have better knowledge about the subject may offer their opinion. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/proposal-to-indian-army-cut-ceremonies-canteen-for-...
by mody
03 Oct 2020 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am not sure whether to lungi-dance or grind my teeth. On the one hand, we see our dreams come true - proven desi weapons getting through a rapid testing/induction cycle. OTOH, it points to a systemic failure of imagination & planning that such systems aren't already in service. 1) Dev trials ...
by mody
03 Oct 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

However, Agni-1 does have higher payload capacity that would be useful at the maximum range. As is the case in India in most such cases, I expect the current Agni-1's to be in service while additions to the class will likely mostly be nuke tipped Shauryas. I expect the road-mobile systems to mostly...
by mody
30 Sep 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Notam has been issued for a test of missile for 715 Kms, 25 Kms and 320 Kms.
Speculation is the tests could be for the new Agni-1P, QRSAM 1st user trial and for Pralay missile.

Let's wait for the official news and hope for lungy dance moments
by mody
30 Sep 2020 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407368

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Has there ever been an analysis of the PLA performance and tactics and how they managed the logistics in 1962? The 1962 war was also fought between Oct to December timeframe and even the Chinese infra at the time was very poor. Maybe slightly better than ours, but still very poor as compared to wha...
by mody
30 Sep 2020 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407368

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Has there ever been an analysis of the PLA performance and tactics and how they managed the logistics in 1962? The 1962 war was also fought between Oct to December timeframe and even the Chinese infra at the time was very poor. Maybe slightly better than ours, but still very poor as compared to what...
by mody
21 Sep 2020 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178042

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Caracal now making a pitch for make in India.
If the ARDE carbine is good enough, then that's what we ought to opt for.
by mody
11 Sep 2020 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407368

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The status quo on the LAC has changed since India's action from 27th of August onwards. Prior to that, the Chinese were offering us the options to either accept the new ground positions that they had occupied as a fait accompli or resort to use of force to push them back. Now, due to our actions, we...
by mody
11 Sep 2020 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 741953

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

For any fighter aircraft engagement, if the opposing aircraft is within range of WVR or short range IR missile, then it will always be the preferred choice of weapon, as opposed to RF guided long range BVR missile. Even more so since the advent of modern IR guided missiles like the R-73 and all othe...
by mody
11 Sep 2020 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086808

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

Raghunathgb wrote:The commentator mentioned Tejas can fly as low as 120 knots speed.It betters rafale record by 10 knots(rafale is 130 knots).


I believe the Rafale can do better than 130 knots and also the Tejas can do lower than 120 knots!! Indranil might have the latest figures.
by mody
09 Sep 2020 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206633

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What are limiting factors for the Nag missile range, is it the solid rocket itself or the IIR seeker? If the range of Nag can be improved to between 5-6 kms, it would be able to out range most tank rounds and Namica would be able to remain relative safe. If the missile rocket is capable of higher ra...
by mody
09 Sep 2020 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316504

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Karan small correction, the order for Dhanush is for 114 guns and not 144. I think about 12 guns have been produced so far. Sharang is an upgrade to 155mm 45 caliber from the existing 130mm/45 caliber. 180 of these guns were earlier upgraded by Soltam of Israel and these are in service for over 10 y...
by mody
08 Sep 2020 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407368

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://youtu.be/ReuvGRfmQ88 Some good 3D views of the area in question and the heights that we have occupied. By the way with regards to the news media, for a long time now, DD news is probably the best and provides the most relevant news. With reference to Ladakh they always have good experts on t...
by mody
04 Sep 2020 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The second and third sub are expected to carry 8 K4 missiles, as opposed to 12 B05 or 4-K4 for the Arihant.
If the K4 has 3 MIRV warheads then it would mean 24 warheads per sub. Hope multiple warheads are being worked on.
by mody
04 Sep 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086808

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

Currently only R-73E and Derby are qualified for the Tejas. Astra should get qualified soon. Covid has probably delayed the whole thing. The interesting part about the last order for 248 Astra missiles was 48 nos., being ordered for the Navy. This would suggest that the integration of Astra on Mig-2...
by mody
04 Sep 2020 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206633

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

If IA does indeed order the Arjun MK1A and that too in higher numbers, say 8 regiments worth or 472 nos, than the total Arjun's in IA inventory would be 10 regiments. Apart from ordering the same, if IA and the Indian media go to town as how this is the best tank in Asia and one of the best in the w...
by mody
04 Sep 2020 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178042

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

20,000 AK 203 to be imported for $1,100 each. That's more than the Sig 716i!! The locally manufactured units will be cheaper, but not specified by how much. This still seems too expensive for a AK. Hi, mody! They said yesterday it is "including the costs of technology transfer and creation of ...
by mody
03 Sep 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 217051

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I am basically advocating that we build our own basic design or design customised for us, for which we own the IP and are involved with all aspects of the design. We also arm it with our own weapons, i.e. Brahmos- NG, Nirbhay/LRCM and Varunastra torpedo. The main Sonar maybe ours, if the USHUS is fo...
by mody
03 Sep 2020 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 217051

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The design that I have some suggested is a U209-Scorpene hybrid or a stretched modified version of the U214, with our own design inputs, based the Scorpene and Arihant projects. This itself means it won't be the same as any sub currently in existence. The point about the Scorpene design being compro...
by mody
02 Sep 2020 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030721

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Prahar/Pragati missiles with a 200-250 km range would have a good force multiplier. The Chinese airforce base at Ngari, would probably be within range of these short range missiles as well at Chinese troop concentrations in the rear.
The missiles could have easily been inducted by now.
by mody
02 Sep 2020 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316504

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

TSarkar, once a patent expires, (max life for any patent is 20 years. Every year companies have to pay to keep the patent alive. The fees increase as the years go by), it is fair game for anyone to copy. Some companies do try to indulge in ever greening of the patent by claiming some incremental imp...
by mody
02 Sep 2020 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 217051

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Fanne, the design I have advocated is a U209-Scorpene hybrid or a modified stretched version of U214 design, with HDW consultancy. The reason for choosing the Germans over the French is because of the following reasons: 1). Leak of Scorpene design data. This has compromised the design somewhat. 2). ...
by mody
01 Sep 2020 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178042

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

20,000 AK 203 to be imported for $1,100 each. That's more than the Sig 716i!!
The locally manufactured units will be cheaper, but not specified by how much. This still seems too expensive for a AK.
by mody
01 Sep 2020 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 217051

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We have already had two Strategic Partnership (SP) projects for submarines, U209-1500 and Scorpene. We have the complete design for both. We have also carried out a painfully slow but supposedly complete overhaul of a Kilo class submarine as well. We are also building Arihant class submarines. Don'...
by mody
31 Aug 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316504

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The total number of regiments that will eventually be inducted, seem to have been reduced to 12-16 regiments, from the earlier projection of 22 regiments. More tube artillery will be inducted instead. Lt. Gen Shankar (Retd), was lamenting about the same, in an article a while back. Hope the 6 new re...
by mody
31 Aug 2020 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 217051

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We have already had two Strategic Partnership (SP) projects for submarines, U209-1500 and Scorpene. We have the complete design for both. We have also carried out a painfully slow but supposedly complete overhaul of a Kilo class submarine as well. We are also building Arihant class submarines. Don't...
by mody
31 Aug 2020 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725171

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Sir, for any other action other than blacklisting to happen, the charges and allegations have to be proved. The money trail involved has to be followed and money should be recovered or conclusive proof found. Now, give me 1 example of any allegations of corruption having conclusively been proven in ...
by mody
29 Aug 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Yes just remove that part as it will appear you are suggesting industiral espiaonage wherre as you want a complete overhaul of the MoDP process. Critics will zero on that and throw out the whole exercise. I suggest deleting that and posting as extra para. Once we do that can get it published at My ...
by mody
26 Aug 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Very good post on what ails the MOD system I would delete part 6 and get it published. Ramana Garu, I hope you mean remove part 6 only from the public eye and not do away with the suggestion altogether! There are too many modern weapons systems that have come about through the beg, borrow steal rou...
by mody
26 Aug 2020 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Another point that I have not written about is our general inferiority complex as compared to the white skinned Gods!!! This is in almost all spheres of life and equally applicable to private and government companies. The current negative list for imports of defense equipment is a step in the right ...
by mody
26 Aug 2020 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Mody ji i think you didnt spell about the attitude of inspection agencies like DGQA, DGAQA under MoD and CEMILAC (RCMA)under DRDO. As far as my experience is concerned we used to spend most of the time running around their offices begging ,cazoling them for hours/days , waiting for obtaining Airwor...
by mody
26 Aug 2020 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

ks_sachin wrote:Mody Sir,

Permission to share this with the High Command....

Fantastic writing.

Regards

S


By all means. No need to ask. There is a lot more that needs to be said, but have been really caught up with work over the past few weeks.
by mody
25 Aug 2020 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206633

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rhinemetal and Nexter together have showed a prototype of a new tank. The gun is the rhinemetal 130mm gun, LeClerc based autoloader and three man crew.
by mody
23 Aug 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742878

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

5). Responsibility Currently no one in the entire defence establishment in India, is held responsible for anything. Right down from the Raksha Mantri, to the MoD babus to service personnel to OFBs and DPSUs or DRDO. This is just unheard off in any other country. Even in the old Soviet Union, which h...

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