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by ks_sachin
19 Oct 2020 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018772

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:How do you guys surmise the problem with Nirbhay is it's engine? Some reporter said something and that's why?


Indranil you are being very polite!!!
by ks_sachin
17 Oct 2020 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045231

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That would take the IA to propose moving to an air cav strategy, they are said to have tested this out in a limited fashion but not much news after this and we certainly didn't see a spate of new ALH orders from the ALH since. Perhaps the IA is waiting for the IMRH to become a reality before they f...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2020 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The SSS initiative is good. Adds more usability to the rifles as they still have atleast 2/5 life left. It's a whine still when our soldiers are taught yoga but Western instructors teach breathing techniques. Any way I wrote what I felt. Thanks. Apologies sir. I thought you were referencing the pri...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2020 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Lots of whines. Basically they want counter insurgency needs to dominate battle filed requirements. And so many anonymous sources! And since 2019 most terrorists are shot with head wounds from pictures posted. So tell me the DSR is not good enough. Sirji. I don't think that is a whine. The DSR is d...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

How did you come up with no of 130000? Why do you need a saichen process everywhere? Of the 4 divs or so in Ladakh not all are sitting on the heights. The tactical options exercised by us will not be uniform across the entire border. 60000 in Ladakh only as per media reports. There in Himachal and ...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2020 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

Our troop induction and deinduction will finish before winter for formation slated for rotation. No one is there permanently to get worn out!!! From ladakh to Arunachal and everything in between, more than 130000 troops would have been inducted. This is the minimum. Most probably the nos. would be ...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2020 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

Normally, no. However, due to the recent training from leaders of martial arts clubs (kungfu, sanda etc), we should expect superhuman feats of endurance from the PLA. . What if these people in O2 tents are not the actual fighting force. The actual fighting force is getting acclimatized some where e...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2020 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ramana wrote:You should be able to google that.

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tec ... ast%20week.


Ramana garu I am not interested in snpiers. What scope does the average GI with a M4 get?
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2020 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Can anyone please tell me the standard issue optics for rifles in the US army?
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2020 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045231

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sajaym wrote:
Looks great! I'm glad they did not go for the MI17-type intakes which was shown in one model. This model largely follows the ALH lineage. .

What is wrong with the Mi17 intakes?
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2020 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213959

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

manjgu wrote:what was ACM Bhadurias take on drones? could not watch the parade telecast..

Manjgu Saar.. he droned on and on!!!
by ks_sachin
07 Oct 2020 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Isn't airdropping vehicles with the crew inside a very risky proposition. Doubt if the Russians do it.. i hope we certainly never have to.. Russia plans to Airdrop armored vehicles with crew inside - why it might be a bad idea As you well understand, the comparative risk of such a drop in combat co...
by ks_sachin
06 Oct 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Ignore the problem is our reliance on Russia. On its own it may be a good platform. Does it make it right for us in the longer run. I am not convinced that the conditions of employment that you have mentioned apply to us. We have to put in the hard yards. The Spurt is based on the BMP4 hassis. The ...
by ks_sachin
06 Oct 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

DBO? Depsang Plains? Tibet is a vast plateau.Even behind enemy lines if the turd hits the fan. Anyway,more news of the deal in the ET.Deal being fast tracked under emergency G-to-G acquisitions.First tranche of approx. 24 would cost less than $ 500 crores, within the emergency financial powers vest...
by ks_sachin
06 Oct 2020 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018772

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Upto now most stand-off ASW weaponry like ASROC,etc.,consisted of delivering a torpedo by a rocket/ missile or as in the case of the Klub, even launched into the sea from TTs first,taking off like a missile carrying a torpedo.Ranges were not excessive as in real time they are reqd. to identify, loc...
by ks_sachin
05 Oct 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Def News says we are seriously looking at the Sprut given much commonality with the T-series,same gun, easty to induct,etc. Would require accelerated testing for quick induction. Need felt after operating our larger MBTs ,where light tanks are preferable in some areas. Better armour is needed,ERA t...
by ks_sachin
04 Oct 2020 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Aditya G wrote:tsarkar - nitpick but houses typically are blown up by laying explosives and not by firing in a rocket.

Even when there are insurgents inside firing?

No sirji in the valley CG.
by ks_sachin
03 Oct 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

KSS,the T-90 turret has resolved the ammo storage issue.The Army recognition site has good pics,diagrams of the design,inside of the turret, and other details. ===<admin note> misleading information on the L&T venture deleted, it is clearly mentioned the gun is 105mm </admin note>=== So you r s...
by ks_sachin
03 Oct 2020 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

One more mod is definitely needed on the T72 and T90 series of tanks. Attach a bustle ammunition storage compartment with blowoff panels that can store the non-autoloader ammo stored in the hull and in the turret. An easy mod that can improve survivability of specialist personnel in actual combat. ...
by ks_sachin
02 Oct 2020 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

https://theprint.in/opinion/in-35c-the-indian-soldier-at-lac-is-50-less-efficient-but-100-ready-to-fight-china/514234/ Isnt he in the AAP party. If yes, I would take it @ less than face value. I have yet to see a dis-passionate analysis without any agenda (present or future) from him. In this insta...
by ks_sachin
02 Oct 2020 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ramana wrote:Rs_singh

Only thing would be noise and 9" barrel would drop muzzle velocity quite a bit and that would be a big flash and noise.


Sirji,
The other issue is that 7.62x51 for the Para's and the Mech Inf could be a bit of a problem.
by ks_sachin
02 Oct 2020 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

RS_Singh, The carbine though it looks like a rifle is really a personnel protection weapon like an automatic pistol. If you see that in a sense it equips all those who need a longer range automatic pistol. Tank crews, ASC, officers so on. And Thakur spelled for me the muzzle energy.of 5.56 x45 >> 9...
by ks_sachin
02 Oct 2020 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808611

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The drum magazine is a nice in photo ops but a pain in the neck to reload. Plus how is one going to be carrying it in combat when one needs quick access to spare and filled mags during a firefight? Think it will be comfortable to wear a couple of drum magazines of your person while you are crawling...
by ks_sachin
01 Oct 2020 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

If things come to such a pass, they have to be prepared to lose Chumbi Valley, Rutog, maybe Ngari, the north bank of Pangong Tso, live with a threat to G219 from an altered LAC, lose their listening post at Coco Island, perhaps destruction of their ships at Djibouti and severe disruption of their s...
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

Assuming the Chinese know their options and since we need to be prepared for the unexpected what would you as a Chinese strategist do? My point is that Chinese made first move here - but by deploying heavily and forcing PLA to counter deploy - India has now trapped China. If War breaks in Depsang -...
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

I am not sure if i am reading it correct - but India by amassing troops in Ladakh may have forced Chinese to amass and they would do so in Depsang plains as that is the only available space. Now with such huge concentration - if War breaks out then only choice for PLA with this huge mass is to atta...
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

144k covers pretty much all of infantry. How many do you think we need to equip the inf bns? Please do read up on inf bns ToE It is hard to belive that that there are only 150K IA infentry men stretched across 3000+ KK of China and J&K border with Pakistan border.[/q Sorry my bad. There are 417...
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

VinodTK wrote:
ramana wrote:
So that would mean 72+72=144K rifles.


I hope they order another batch of 142K rifles; All the frontline soldiers from Arunachal to Akhnoor can be equiped with Sigs.

144k covers pretty much all of infantry.

How many do you think we need to equip the inf bns?

Please do read up on inf bns ToE
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177206

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1310534556311724033 So that would mean 72+72=144K rifles. I hope one more tranche of 72K rifles for the SFF and ITBP also to be equipped. Then procure the OFB 7.62x51mm rifle for rest of the troops. Can have the AK 203 for the RR and CAPF. This way standardize on...
by ks_sachin
30 Sep 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Why is it a fiasco? The rifled gun doesn't stop it from firing regular APFSDS rounds. With the long rod penetrator advantage of single piece ammo it is still better than the 125mm smoothbore equipped T-90. Agree. Fiasco is a strong word. Here are details of the gun I had from some source. Arjun Mk....
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Isn’t rifling of Arjun for HESH rounds ? IIRC, IA planned to use that for rearranging walls of bunkers and temporary fortifications in urban areas. Khan was planning to put it in the AT gun variant of Stryker, based on lessons learned over past two decades. Don’t know status Thanks you are right. I...
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ParGha wrote:BMPs belong to Mechanized Infantry and Guards battalions -- not Armoured Regiments. If it says "Gadra" (I haven't seen the video), it is probably 6 Mech Inf (ex 1 GARHWAL).

Correct sir.

However did 1 Garwhal also share the battle honour with the another regiment?
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Clicked on the link above and the irony of the title, which I have reproduced in bold below... How the T-90S got into the Indian Army and saved the Russian tank building Who will save Arjun? Dear Admiral Should the question be ? What is there that needs saving by Arjun ? Khalsa sirji, The irony is ...
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045231

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The LUH req.must be sealed on a war footing,both for KA-226 and HSL's LUH.The req. will be sev. hundreds.Sad that after the signing 5 years ago by the PM and Putin,the deal has yet to be concluded. In the light of the PRC threat,I feel we should at speed also test out Boeing's V-22 Osprey tilt-roto...
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386477

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

Exactly hnair. That's why, the Chinese must be limited to the Core Han Chinese lands around the Yellow river and the rest must be liberated. China must be unravelled and 'put in its place' like the cardinal Confucian principle of everything having its own place. Then there will be harmonious coexis...
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Better synergy between desi end user and the DRDO is required,so that the product fits the requirement.It is no longer a " take it or leave " attitude that is being accepted by the 3 services.They have fiirang alternatives that could serve them better.I've often asked why an Arjun chassis...
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:My bad Sirji!

No worries mate.

The fact is that the Arjun saga pains me immensely but so does the INSAS saga.

The fact is that COIN has sucked so much energy that there seems to be a stasis in higher military thinking or RMA.
by ks_sachin
29 Sep 2020 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

SIrji please don't ask such existentialist questions. Sirji - care to elaborate why not? Live with the fact that the Arjun was DoA. Really? And you have that on whose authority or source? Or is that your opinion? The question remains - when the Arjun beat the T-90 in IA conducted trials, why were o...

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