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by ks_sachin
10 Dec 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963495

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Supposes to be first lofted trajectory test ......... lofted trajectory for the 1st time......... What is 'lofted trajectory'? You dont know.. Scientists stand in a ring around mizzile. They lift it by base and then loft it in a synchronised manner. One of the even lights the fuze which is lit with...
by ks_sachin
07 Dec 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2774
Views: 400015

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Vips wrote:No news on the Krivak, Kamov and AK103 deals? Seems the negotiations would take longer to finalize the payment in rupees/rouble.

The blasted ak103 should be buried.
The latest versions of the insas are getting there.
by ks_sachin
04 Dec 2018 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240951

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Do you think India will abide by Indus Water Treaty in such a war? We will stop the flow of water as needed. I think the IA needs to have second look at the Arjun requirement. In 1965 the Centurions were bought at minimal buy (~185) with the hope that the Vickers tank will soon be made at Avadi. Th...
by ks_sachin
03 Dec 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240951

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Aditya_V wrote:I hope that the Army is doing some long term planning



Oxymoron?
by ks_sachin
02 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2960
Views: 617023

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

That said,

Are there efforts ongoing to fix the desi radome?
Or are we forever dependant on Chobham
by ks_sachin
02 Dec 2018 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364275

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

Is this the IAF News and Discussion thread??
As much as I dislike Barkha this spat is not what should be here.
by ks_sachin
01 Dec 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 153
Views: 19713

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

ramana wrote:Vidur?

He has gone as have other knowledgeable people...

Signal to noise ratio!!!
by ks_sachin
29 Nov 2018 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish_P wrote:OK. Gives an insight into it's design and how iterative changes are common place in small arms.

Indeed but what was striki g was how unlike the Indian Army the Chinese decided to go their own way with the caliber.
We cannot organise a pi** up in a brewery!!!
by ks_sachin
29 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish_P wrote:^ Short video about the internals of the QBZ95/97

Forgotten Weapons - QBZ


This video is outdated.
The safety has moved.
by ks_sachin
29 Nov 2018 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB

Do read up on the QBZ 95.

Interesting design
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963495

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha Saar,
There was a time I could hold 25 rockets and fire 2 at a time.
No exo needed.
Wonderful mini mizziles from Sivakasi!!!
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422632

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Admins..
Our paltan had the honour of hosting the celebrations of the 56th Anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La this year.
Pictures available..
How?
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963495

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:Here we couldn't fix t-90 two decades after buying it, we are still fixing su-30 and now let's add igla to the list. Jai ho!

Saar Karan,
This it will be different no?
We will fix so well that the target will crash itself rather than be engaged by I dian manpads!!!
I am depressed.
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS can fire NATO full power round. Almost all 5.56mm rifles had huge problems till everyone adopted SIG layout. Rotary bolt, steel metal receiver and lower receiver opening. Top receiver/dust cover opening & plastic receivers are failed design decisions What is SiG layout? The rotating bolt ...
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:INSAS can fire NATO full power round.

Almost all 5.56mm rifles had huge problems till everyone adopted SIG layout. Rotary bolt, steel metal receiver and lower receiver opening.

Top receiver/dust cover opening & plastic receivers are failed design decisions

What is SiG layout?
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Agree. INSAS had too many features that were sort of best ideas from everywhere. And don forget till then ARDE had not designed a single rifle. They did design the 75 mm squeeze bore. Sir Ramana if they had never designedd they should have kept it simple no? ARDE also forgot what a grunt goes throu...
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

At Rs 80K/unit then can no? Ramana siir if they are saying 10000 I can see where this is headed. Let them charge 100000 but come up with a weapon that the boys are comfortqble with. From a design perspective looks at some newer AK variants. Ultimately stick closer to AK philosophy and make it easy ...
by ks_sachin
26 Nov 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Please note the term "marginal" cost. When we manufacture in OFB, basically we are paying "marginal cost" but for imports we pay full cost. My numbers are not off. And assuming full cost of Rs. 80,000 for Caracal, was OFB ever presented such an opportunity? Hint:- Marginal cost ...
by ks_sachin
26 Nov 2018 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3182
Views: 397578

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

There are DDM's in the USof A as well.

"Second engine".

God. People peddle all kinds of twaddle - the unfortunate thing that the general population is too stupid not to lap it up.
by ks_sachin
26 Nov 2018 02:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2917
Views: 355092

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

arvin wrote:
arshyam wrote:...

Hyderabad - Nagpur HSR feasibility is being done by Russians.


Since when did the Russian become good at rail?
by ks_sachin
25 Nov 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS is very bad but compared to what? Has there been comparative trials with Indian ammo of MCIWS & INSAS with foreign contenders? Fast track procedure means no GSQRs and no formalised trials and no comparitive trials for imports. Then why same benefit NOT given to INSAS or MCIWS? Why have al...
by ks_sachin
25 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Neshant wrote:^^ looks like complete chaos in decision making and no proper planning

Our young men and women shed blood while the generals and bureaucrats fiddle like Nero..
by ks_sachin
24 Nov 2018 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://i.imgur.com/g0fdnFe.jpg Insas Mk-1C with new 30 round polymer magazine. :twisted: Edit: looks like the handguard design has been improved. Excalibur now comes with pic rails. With Punjab police SOG. https://i.imgur.com/veQdh82.jpg The top of the handguard is again wasted space as are the si...
by ks_sachin
24 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Before INSAS system the IA had 7.62x51 SLR and LMGs. All using same cartridge. When 5.56x45 mm was viable, the IA wanted a small arms system that uses the cartridge. This resulted in INSAS rifle, carbine and LMG. Carbine failed the IA tests and won't go into it. Rifle on paper looks good with right...
by ks_sachin
23 Nov 2018 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish_P wrote:Sure. Pls. share the reading material

I dont believe in transfer of technology or transfer of knowledge.
Read up. Small arms design is a great area.
More interesting for me than the LCA or Arihant or....
It tells me also of our psych as a nation...
by ks_sachin
22 Nov 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Caracal 5.56 deal seems to have been cancelled. Good, if true. Could not understand the rationale. If we have to get the guns from outside, then always better them direct from the big guns (US, Russia, Germany, ...) Even better would be if private Indian entities can buy out specialist firms based ...
by ks_sachin
18 Nov 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608085

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Vips wrote:Kalyani's have sought permission from GOI to export Bharat 52 artillery guns. They are expecting the same shortly.

DENIED!!
by ks_sachin
17 Nov 2018 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144401

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Cain Marko wrote:Regarding the sea gripen. It will be evaluated and found wanting, nothing wrong in taking a dekko at different bird to get ideas....

What if its not?
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 609
Views: 75432

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

International Space programs are not relevant in the international aerospace thread? Please feel free to delete if this is the case. Whis udan khatola will this tank be used in? The object of the program is to demonstrate cheap (<$5 M cost for a payload of up to 2000 kg), and rapid turnaround for s...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 609
Views: 75432

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Brar Ji,

How is this relevant to BR?
Whis udan khatola will this tank be used in?

Regards

PS - Have great respect for your knowledge u bring to BR.
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179526

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I see that PelosiBibi is facing rebellion. Wondered why (not that I disagree that donkeys need new leaders). But the hate is against the fact that Pelosi saw common cause with The Unmentionable (**), say, in passing tax reform. There was an amazing amount of smiling etc when that happened. No wonde...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144401

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Does mango man actually think of this? Remember mango man asked my mother if wasfare was bugles in the morning to enter battlefield and bugles in the evening to retire for night!!! The mango man in India has no strategic vision for country leave alone Sea Gripen. Forget mango man. Some retired serv...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144401

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Kartik and Disha it might not be the IN choice at all but added to satisfy the MoD arcane rules of single vendor situation. One question does the naval Rafale have same engine as the land based one? It probably just kagaji karwai. Bu then the tender could have had a clause to remove paper planes fr...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 800
Views: 139619

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

what are the pros and cons of a HWT launcher on a ship that is a torpedo room underwater , well protected by armour like the CIC and has tubes that angled on both sides to fire the fish entirely underwater like that of a submarine. location could be under the main cannon near the bow where the ship...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422632

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ks_sachin, Looks like the IBGs are the smaller Cold Start formations. Pak cant nuke them while they tear them apart. Earlier the Cold Start was non starter as the formation were large enough to invite nuke strike. I only hope the Maj Generals wont deploy these on a thin front and waste the resource...
by ks_sachin
16 Nov 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422632

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Please post full text of Gen. Rawat interview https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/can-t-fight-next-war-like-last-one-says-army-chief-gen-bipin-rawat/story-HJdfgQXJNDRH4Z0alD18iJ_amp.html__twitter_impression=true These are as revolutionary as Lord Kitchner reforms in 1890s. Gen Rawat must take c...
by ks_sachin
09 Nov 2018 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

Basically it has to be either 7.62*39 or 5.56*45 not both. INSAS design became outdated by 2000s and this was realised by DRDO Itself. But in spite of their begging for permission to start a new design, GSQRs was released only in 2008, which turned into MCI WS. Indian 5.56 round has a slower burnin...
by ks_sachin
08 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34115

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

barath_s wrote:...

Post more often...
Good to read diff perspectives..
by ks_sachin
08 Nov 2018 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

I agree the 9mm round is history for military use. The tussle is between the 7.62x51 and the 7.62x39 and OFB makes both That should count for something. Ramana sir it should count for little. The Army should decide on weapon based on how it wants to fight not on what OFB produces. OFB also produces...
by ks_sachin
08 Nov 2018 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708630

Re: Small Arms Thread

VivS, I am glad they are getting rid of the 5.56 cartridge as its not suitable for Indian challenges with the incorrect rifle design. Ramana. They are not. The Caracal 816 Carbine is 5.56 and in todays day and age a Carbine is the same as a Assault RIfle. THere is no need for a PDW carbine in today...

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