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by mody
26 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4305
Views: 208738

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: 1312
Views: 306637

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: 2763
Views: 572781

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: 1312
Views: 306637

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: 1629
Views: 340896

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: 3817
Views: 531963

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 ...
by mody
15 Jun 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1629
Views: 340896

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HSL has constructed ships upto 60,000 tons in the past. However, these were civilian ships. Don't know what is the expertise required for replenishment tankers? Aditya tanker was constructed at GRSE. Maybe if that design was dated, at most would could have asked for design consultancy. The news thou...
by mody
14 Jun 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1629
Views: 340896

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For the Varunastra torpedoes the news mentions that the Torpedo will be used from both ships and subs. Has the torpedo been tested for sub launch? I hope they have two versions for sub launch, one for the Kilo class and the other for the Type U-209s and the Scorpene. Having two versions will also gi...
by mody
11 Jun 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306637

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The Sea Gaurdian purchase for 22 drones has been approved. India had asked for the drones. Its US which has now approved it.
The NASSAM-II purchase if it goes through, just sounds stupid.
by mody
07 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627403

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The modified ALH should be ideal as NUH. It will be larger and more capable then all the other helicopters proposed. It will be able to carry much high loads or much more capable loads. For the NUH role, I guess the hover requirements would be less stringent, as it will be meant mainly for Search an...
by mody
18 May 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531963

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There was news a few months back about DRDO and IIT-B having developed new BPJ. These were supposed to be lighter and much better then the existing bullet proof jackets being used. Have any of these been tested/approved? In COIN ops in J&K all the soldiers wear BPJ and patkas. Yet, we are having...
by mody
17 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306637

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan any update of the Akash production? 7 squadrons of MK1 for IAF were approved by CCS a long time ago, but there were reports of price negotiation between MoD and BEL/BDL. Also, have orders for any MK1S systems been placed as yet? The first 8 squadrons of MK1 are already operational. The product...
by mody
17 May 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627403

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Its been more then a year, since the LSP of 15 LCH was approved. Yet, we haven't seen any production variant LCH coming out. What is holding up the production? Any updates?
by mody
02 May 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1629
Views: 340896

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There are too many factors and too many problems in most major industrial sectors in India, where both PSU and private players exist. Specifically for the shipping Industry, the failure of all the private companies are different. ABG failed due to a combination of cancellation of large number of civ...
by mody
23 Apr 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1126
Views: 172113

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

Don't know if this is the appropriate thread or not. There used to be a movie/multimedia thread. Can't find the same. I the mods feel, it shouldn't be here, please feel free to move the post to the appropriate thread. Below is the link to movie 'The Arrow' based on the Avro Arrow aircraft from the l...
by mody
20 Apr 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23443

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

A lot depends on IAF experience with the Elta 2052 radar. If the 2052 performs really well on the Tejas, then there is every possibility of Israel proposing a joint venture like the LRSAM project for a 2052 derived AESA for the Su-30MKI. We have 270 of them and that's a good enough number to develop...
by mody
20 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20207

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I hope they don't come with the argument that the T90MS has a uprated 1130 HP engine, as opposed to the T90S 1,00 HP engine. We are now making the 1,000 HP engine completely in house and hopefully quite a few T72 tanks should get upgraded with this engine, replacing the old 780 HP engine. They can a...
by mody
19 Apr 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

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: 137
Views: 23443

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: 1312
Views: 306637

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: 82
Views: 20207

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: 3278
Views: 477441

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 1629
Views: 340896

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: 1629
Views: 340896

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: 739
Views: 113196

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: 2763
Views: 572781

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: 3278
Views: 477441

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: 1312
Views: 306637

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: 411
Views: 90127

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: 868
Views: 105206

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: 868
Views: 105206

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: 762
Views: 209201

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: 762
Views: 209201

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: 273
Views: 66135

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: 762
Views: 209201

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.

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