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by mody
13 Apr 2021 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

The funny part is that the services are saying they will prefer to lease new build systems only and not used ones!!!! How can this help with the timeline. This also opens up a backdoor getting platforms like the Panther in place of the ALH for the NUH requirement. Sign a lease agreement for say 20 n...
by mody
13 Apr 2021 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 487725

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

The intelligence and local support for the security forces seem to have improved post article 370 in Kashmir. After almost any major terror strike, the pigs are eliminated within a fairly short period of time. AUGH outfit now completely eliminated. Al-badr seems to be next, as the number of active m...
by mody
12 Apr 2021 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 919673

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/re ... d=msedgntp

Over $20 Billion remittance received over the last 10 months.
by mody
19 Mar 2021 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The army orders another batch of Milan-2T. With the Man portable NAG and the man portable 3rd Gen missile from BDL so near to completion, would have preferred those over the Milan-2T. Maybe the price is lower. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/major-boost-to-indian-army-defence-ministry-signs-con...
by mody
19 Mar 2021 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4506
Views: 860736

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

For DEW the fact that holds out hope is that upto now most efforts including the Star Wars programs of the US in the 80's was geared towards knocking out large high value targets like long range ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads etc. The current efforts are now more geared towards taking on as...
by mody
17 Mar 2021 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The reports at the time said that IAF was not very happy with the performance of the MRSAM when deployed in Kashmir and it probably needed a little more work. Possibly it was the mountainous terrain which was found to be hampering the performance. Should be sorted by now though. A question would be ...
by mody
17 Mar 2021 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1029
Views: 277228

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

A video with good info on various Indian Radar systems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Sp8qRLVzU
by mody
15 Mar 2021 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249101

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://theprint.in/defence/army-to-equip-all-infantry-battalions-not-just-frontline-troops-with-us-sig-sauer-rifles/621984/ Army to equip all infantry battalions, not just frontline troops, with US Sig Sauer rifles According to the plan, at least two companies (about 100 soldiers each) in all the ...
by mody
12 Mar 2021 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 919673

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/pakistan-government-gets-into-panic-mode-as-uae-demands-its-usd-1-billion-back/ar-BB1eu4JU?ocid=msedgdhp UAE demands $1 Billion back from the pakis. Deadline given is for today 12th of March!! The Emirati brothers doing their bit. With Saudi and UAE taking back a...
by mody
09 Mar 2021 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266622

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

And the wait continues for a little longer. The title of this thread should be changed, as for 3 years, nothing has begun. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/techandscience/the-wait-for-more-submarines-gets-longer-project-75-i-gets-delayed-further/ar-BB1eoCCF?ocid=msedgntp Junk the whole unobtanium proj...
by mody
09 Mar 2021 15:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/lightweight-torpedo-test-fired-successfully/article34022882.ece Lightweight torpedo test-fired successfully extracts The indigenously-instrumented Advanced Light Torpedo (TAL), developed by the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), ...
by mody
09 Mar 2021 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Some news coming that the DRDO AIP was tested again on Monday 8th of March. This was apparently the last development trial of the AIP. The module will be fitted on Kalvari class submarines, starting from 2023 onwards.
Further details awaited.
by mody
05 Mar 2021 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266622

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

With the INS Karanj set the to join the navy on 10th of March, the 4th sub in sea trails, 5th in harbour trials and the last 6th Vagsheer is advanced stage of final fitment, the time to order an additional 2-3 Scorpene subs is now. Especially as the DRDO AIP unit is also coming along the new order f...
by mody
03 Mar 2021 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

With the INS Karanj set the to join the navy on 10th of March, the 4th sub in sea trails, 5th in harbour trials and the last 6th Vagsheer is advanced stage of final fitment, the time to order an additional 2-3 Scorpene subs is now. Especially as the DRDO AIP unit is also coming along the new order f...
by mody
01 Mar 2021 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 893602

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Great posts Akshay ji!!! Keep it up. The Chetwode code should be taught to everyone from the school level, not just for military veterans, but all citizens.
by mody
01 Mar 2021 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39567

Re: Indian Interests_2

India was the metallurgical super power till the medieval times. More than the technology it was the war fighting tech that was lacking in India. Most Indian kings did not maintain a regular professional standing army. The invaders that came in had professional armies, whose general profession was f...
by mody
01 Mar 2021 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1383249

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

The only way to get the number of aircrafts up in the 2024 to 2030 timeframe is by signing a G-To-G agreement for another 36 Rafael and additional 36-37 Tejas MK1A. If the contracts are signed within the next 12 months, France can start the delivery of the Rafael from 2024 onwards and complete the d...
by mody
27 Feb 2021 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766561

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

For us, if the pakis stop the infiltration for the next few months, it willhelp us stabilize the situation in Kashmir and after carrying out the delimitation, hold the elections in J&K. Already the number of active terrorists operating in J&K has come down drastically and without new recruit...
by mody
27 Feb 2021 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

No one is advocating buying Buyan,etc. But look at the concepts and weaponry package . Buyan did the biz. in Syria from the Caspian Sea! What diff. did the vessel's speed have on the outcome? UVLS that can carry at least the Klub series,which we already have, can provide one with flexibiliy of role...
by mody
27 Feb 2021 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1544
Views: 493909

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

PAF will be on their best behaviour with the US. There are too many F-16s flying around, many of which will retire over the next 5-6 years. PAF would love to get their hands on ex-USAF or other F-16s, even if they are 30+ year old airframes. The USAF planes would be heavily used. But PAF still finds...
by mody
24 Feb 2021 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 919673

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Do the paiks have to pay for Chinese companies in paki rupees? If so, they can simply print the money. The paki rupee may depreciate further and the Chinese will loose in the process. Already from the time of signing of some of the power purchase agreements, the paki rupee is down by 50% to the doll...
by mody
22 Feb 2021 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

With dual pulse the range would be more than 40 Kms. Seems to be based on Astra MK1.
by mody
22 Feb 2021 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/JaidevJamwal/status/1363365301732007936?s=19 New armored brigade for Sikkim. Where will it operate? There is already an armoured brigade in North Sikkim and there seems to be hardly enough real estate to deploy two armoured brigades!! T-72 and T-90 tanks are deployed in North Si...
by mody
22 Feb 2021 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189531

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Phenomenal news! They must've gotten over the A2G and A2S hurdles in the executive jet, to have such confidence! Great to see that the A2A mode is operating better than they expected Even as far as 3 years back, Uttam had the capability to detect a 2 sq.m target at 150 Km. It must be doing better t...
by mody
20 Feb 2021 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Helina getting inducted in numbers, will be truly a game changer for India. Imagine the increase in firepower for IA/IAF. Going from 30 odd Mi-25/35 to 22+6 Apache, 72 Rudra and hopefully 164+ LCH. Basically this would take care of the CAS role that was played by the Mig-27s and Mig-23BNs. With the ...
by mody
20 Feb 2021 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 391054

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Truck mounted guns would be cheaper than the tracked SPH guns. For IA tracked SPH guns were required only for the three strike corps for the western front. Now with the K9T Vajra being sent to Ladakh for testing, there is some speculation that additional orders might be placed for the Ladakh sector....
by mody
17 Feb 2021 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766561

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

The Chinese now showing off the speed of moving their heavy equipment. 100 Tanks taken back within 8 hours.
by mody
16 Feb 2021 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The report says that TONBO seeker will be an uncooled seeker and hence much smaller, lighter and cheaper than the Man Portable version of the Nag missile. Will help in keeping the missile weight and cost down. For a 2.5 Km range missile, would an uncooled seeker be good enough? Might have problems w...
by mody
14 Feb 2021 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Pakis have already done so. What is the thought process behind this? Smaller groups for multiple locations? Smaller groups for multiple locations would definitely be required also as the IBG concept evolves. On the western front, large scale armour penetration can take place, but on the eastern and...
by mody
14 Feb 2021 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The Chinese also deployed the Type 99 in Aksai Chin along with the Type 15 light tanks. FMBT should also be deployed in Ladakh. However, with the proliferation of Man portable ATMs and now loitering ammo and UAVs the tanks will have to come up with cheap hard kill and soft kill counter measures. To ...
by mody
13 Feb 2021 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

IA should reduce the number of tanks per regiment to 54 from 59. The 45 is supposed to be the fighting strength, and the balance are reserves. Earlier the total strength used to be 62. This was reduced to 59. IA should reduce the number to 54 and order 200 Arjun MK1A. Along with the 124 MK1 (hopeful...
by mody
13 Feb 2021 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249101

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

As the report about the new RFP states, the Caracal though the lowest bidder, turned out to be more expensive than the Sig 716i. Also no ToT or offsets or local content. Hence, going forward was difficult. Now caracal has offered ToT and local production with upto 70% indigenization. The prices ough...
by mody
12 Feb 2021 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766561

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

Article by Lt. Gen Panag. As usual trying to peddle the line that India has agreed to the Chinese 1959 claim line and that China has come out on top. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/the-lac-disengagement-will-ultimately-lead-to-china-giving-up-claims-in-northeast/ar-BB1dAKJJ?ocid=msedgntp Also ...
by mody
04 Feb 2021 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 189531

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

So, in the next 3 years 21-24, IAF will induct: 24 rafale 20 odd Tejas 12mki 21 mig29 They will lose: 120 odd bisons 40 odd mig27 Total sqd strength: 2 x Tejas 2 x rafale 14 x mki 6 x jaguar 3 x m2000 4 x mig29 TT:. 31 sqds Thereafter, they will see rise via Tejas mk1a and by 2028, the number will ...
by mody
30 Jan 2021 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Which seeker is the Akash-NG using? Is it the same as the Astra MK-1 and Akash-1S or have we developed a new ugraded RF seeker? Some youtube videos are claiming AESA seeker being used. However, I think that is speculation based on the photos of Aesa seekers being shown to the VP, which are most prob...
by mody
27 Jan 2021 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289247

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Akash NG, is supposed to be 70-80 Kms. It is our equivalent to the Barak-8 based MRSAM.
Will cost less than half as per some online speculation.
by mody
25 Jan 2021 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1544
Views: 493909

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It could have been the first stage of the missile falling in Baluchistan. Paki missile test are not 'Tests' but just training for their soldiers. The missiles are tried and tested chini maal, with an atrocious paint job.
by mody
21 Jan 2021 15:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The 127 mm gun purchase shows the stupidity of our ToT and license manufacture regime, since independence upto date. We have been manufacturing the 76mm OTO Melara SRGM under license since years and yet all the Russian supplied ships came with Russian A-190, 100 mm guns and we never attempted to dev...

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