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by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2021 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360283

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

Aditya_V wrote:I agree, , yes there were some casualties in mine laying etc .

Some casualties... that was the bulk. Please don’t minimise a FU....
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2021 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1324
Views: 381692

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:So where do SP artillery fit in an armored formation?


K-9 will go to the Armored Division's organic artillery brigade according to Mr Vats.
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2021 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

AkshaySG wrote:I recently saw a RFP for a stainless steel mug .. I mean come on

Don’t dismiss the humble steel mug. Very versatile piece of kit.
Shit, shave shampoo to chai biskoot to langar daal roti!!!!
by ks_sachin
28 Feb 2021 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Brilliant sir.
Trust you and the family are well.
by ks_sachin
24 Feb 2021 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Original intent from many years ago (more like a decade ago FWIR) was for the initial lot to be 13 NAMICA & 443 NAG Missiles. Looks like the IA hasn’t changed that stance. Total requirement was for 200 NAMICA and 7000 NAG missiles. Nag waits for sweetheart NAMICA ... The wait has put Hydera...
by ks_sachin
19 Feb 2021 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Pratyush wrote:If OFB decided to use his design to complete with the rest. I think it would be win win.

He could well take his place in the gun pantheon next to Kalashnikov and Stoner. Provided that his is a good design.


Gosh. I wish we had a culture of encouraging and incubating such efforts. But alas.....
by ks_sachin
19 Feb 2021 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I have compiled a list of Indian small arms manufacturers (current and potential) and products they can supply for replacement of existing systems i.e, INSAS, Fn MAG, Hi Power pistols, Sterling carbines and other requirements: Updated list 1. OFB Insas Mk1C 5.56x45 Excalibur Mk1 5.46x45 Ishapore Ca...
by ks_sachin
18 Feb 2021 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Keeping in view the challenges represented by the northern front where it may not be possible for armour to be deployed due to logistical constraints. We could design a new vehicle to deal with the challenge. What I am thinking off, is an evolutionary development from DRDO Krestal, using the vehicl...
by ks_sachin
18 Feb 2021 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/general-y-k-joshi-interview-indian-army-pla-in-eastern-ladakh-india-china-disengagement-7193282/ Deployment of tanks at Rezing La turned the tables as per the General. Does this mean Army think-tank has come around with their planning for future scenarios mea...
by ks_sachin
17 Feb 2021 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Image

Not a SCAR. Indra rifle from defence startup Astr Defence.

They claim that the rifle is available in 6 calibers with 75% parts commonality in variants.
https://astrdefence.com/products/


Reminds me of the Bren 2 BR
by ks_sachin
17 Feb 2021 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133885

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

There was no love lost for LCA, when until 2016 neither IAF, nor HAL was interested with it. The writing on the wall came with GoI scraping MRCA and ordering only 36 Rafale. IAF still trying not giving up, using delaying tactics through MK1A version in return for SE RFI (which got converted in to e...
by ks_sachin
16 Feb 2021 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ParGha how does the 4 man crew impact the structure of the Armd Regt?
Also do we know where these new tanks will go?
by ks_sachin
16 Feb 2021 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

With --Atma Nirbhar Bharat-- slogan and PM himself making the personal push for Arjun Mk.1A, the IA generals (armored) will be under pressure to order more of Arjuns and its variants. No more T-series from here onwards ... at least not under the current GoI. The generals will have to directly answe...
by ks_sachin
15 Feb 2021 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

4 Armd Regts on Arjun’s out of 40 or 50. If you were an Armd Corps offer where would you like to serve knowing your war fighting doctrines are based on the T series - which is unlikely to change.. Interesting times and this small order shows that the Army still is not convinced about a heavy tank to...
by ks_sachin
15 Feb 2021 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

fanne wrote:I don't think we have the means to transport Arjun on the LAC, or do we?

Do we need to?
And no we do not have a way to transport to LAC.
by ks_sachin
29 Jan 2021 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

7.62x39 carbines aren't particularly successful. The cartridge doesn't lend itself well to short barrels. The range and accuracy are heavily compromised. The recoil jump is severe as well. The less is said about Army's choice of ammunition the better it is. The only consensus is that there is no pe...
by ks_sachin
21 Jan 2021 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133885

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

rajsunder wrote:
ramana wrote:Only engine, ejection seat, refueling probe and some sundries will be imported in the end.

I remember reading that we did develop our own ejection seat which was tested and approved by martin baker. Anyone knows what happened?

It got ejected!!!
by ks_sachin
20 Jan 2021 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360283

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

Rakesh wrote:Not going to happen. Not worth financially or politically.

But sirji it would be so cool don't you think?
by ks_sachin
19 Jan 2021 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133885

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

First base we know, second base ??? 8) :twisted: You think the first base is going to be Sulur? It may not be, given that the No.45 and No.18 Squadrons are already based there. Those would need to move out to other air bases or maybe we may see 3 Tejas squadrons at each air base. I believe 45 has b...
by ks_sachin
14 Jan 2021 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360283

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

@Indranil ji I may not always have been as diplomatic as I should have been but irrationally, I sometimes wish that more priority would have been given to what bothers the core of this forum in terms of infrastructure, budgets, human resources and intent. If you perchance have some old contacts at ...
by ks_sachin
11 Jan 2021 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

7. Leave - An important factor. No Coy Cdr or CO would like to deny leave but in operational locations due to commitments it may not be possible. Army is constantly called in for all manner of civil help. This increases operational load and impacts leave as well. Hard to see how this can be address...
by ks_sachin
11 Jan 2021 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

India's pathetic legal system and law-and-order situation (both are related of course) affects every common man, deteriorating quality of lives and greatly reducing productivity. I'm sure there are studies to show how much GDP is lost because of these issues which have very practical solutions but ...
by ks_sachin
10 Jan 2021 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ramana wrote:Sachin what solutions you can offer?

Ramana sir. This is a multifaceted problem. I have seen the problems firsthand and how these are dealt with at unit level.
by ks_sachin
10 Jan 2021 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

"unreasonable restrictions on the use of mobiles" and "inadequacy of train reservation" - these 2 reasons for stress are not acceptable. I work in IT company and I too have restrictions on mobile phone (any mobile with camera) usage. Train reservation issues are almost faced by ...
by ks_sachin
10 Jan 2021 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879781

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

kvraghav wrote:One major thing That should be removed is the selection of colonel and above. It should simply be based on the exams and experience. Right now based on feedback from known circles, it is nearly impossible for the first generation Faujis to go beyond Brigadier.

How are they selected now?
by ks_sachin
20 Dec 2020 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Bring back the Fn-Fal with picatinny rails, lighter furniture and shortened barrel.


Sirji,

Thank you.

It can be done.

But we have a lack of imagination....

I am read your next post. What a bloody debacle....
by ks_sachin
19 Dec 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The Arjuns rounds stored in the bustle are less safe than the western heavies because the whole storage area is not protected by a blast door. In the event of a cook off where is the energy directed? https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/dec/08/indias-indigenously-designed-arjun-mk-1a-clears...
by ks_sachin
19 Dec 2020 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The Arjuns rounds stored in the bustle are less safe than the western heavies because the whole storage area is not protected by a blast door.

In the event of a cook off where is the energy directed?
by ks_sachin
19 Dec 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

srin wrote:The Leclerc also has an autoloader. Does it also use two piece ammo or the long rod ?

The Leclerc autoloader takes the rounds from the bustle. Ammo is not stored like To series.
Hence ammo is one piece.
by ks_sachin
15 Dec 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

You can have detailed assessments and we can discuss the tanks itemwise. But that has been done before and what does it lead to - Arjun is a heavy tank and therefore cannot be used a) in the desert, b) to cross Pakistani bridges, c) cannot be used with the army's bridges built in war in enemy terri...
by ks_sachin
15 Dec 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Come now - the GSQR could have been modified 30 years ago. Capabilities come with a weight penalty! And local production helps employment and creates future tanks and other spinoffs. This attitude of the armed forces has kept India technologically backward and in foreign debt to pay for the pricey ...
by ks_sachin
15 Dec 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Sachin, we say that yet the forces ask for FMBT, some here talk of Armata. When there is money to buy foreign junk that cannot win simple competitions, why can't the Arjun be bought? Sad state of affairs. It is indeed a sad state of affairs. Agree with you completely I do. However the other side of...
by ks_sachin
15 Dec 2020 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Amazing - can the IA provide a side by side comparison of the T-90 and T-72 (Depot Queen) vs the Arjun? Does the Arjun come out way better than the frontline tanks being used? And if the LAHAT could work for 2-5 Km, wouldn't they use the gun for the shorter range? This when the T-90 was bought with...
by ks_sachin
14 Dec 2020 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Prem Kumar wrote:Arjun has been rejected for far less :-)

Now that JVPC has cleared tests where others failed (even if they failed only marginally), one hopes that orders will follow

There should be no room for JVPC in IA!!
by ks_sachin
11 Dec 2020 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:^^ JVPC will be for Tank crew, helicopter pilots and some guard / sentry duties at best. I don't think IA will order more than 10K (very optimistic number).

Bright future with CAPFs and Police departments though.

I hope they don"t order more than that if any.
by ks_sachin
09 Dec 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

With the Arjun Mk-1A undergoing final trials with upgraded systems at Pokharan, another welcome event with around another 110+ MBTs likely to be ordered, it struck me as to why with so much time on hand the improved Arj. 1-A/ Mk-2 with its cannot have a 125mm gun turret for commonality with the tho...
by ks_sachin
07 Dec 2020 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 474789

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

one other significant change that has happened is reduced consumption of alcohol .. not many % officers today drink as compared to past. my cousin joined IAF in 1980's and he told me that were only 2 or 3 guys in his squadron who did not drink and now its almost reversed. another sign of people com...
by ks_sachin
05 Dec 2020 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 474789

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

Let me add that this inherited mindset disappeared progressively with each war fought by the army of Independent India Yes. You put it better than I would have in describing the Imperial mindset and its change over time. IA pre independence, was sheltered from the civilian population and encouraged...
by ks_sachin
04 Dec 2020 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 474789

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

1) thank you for the correction. .steeped. the reasoning as explained to me by someone long ago is that British army was reluctant to take casualties and material losses being a smaller nation( low population) / horrendous casualties during WW1 and previous wars and other societal reasons and was t...

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