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by ks_sachin
19 Oct 2018 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83454

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Singha wrote:how does the DSRV/bathyspheres work @ 650m or even deeper with flimsy looking frame and glass portholes when real submarines dhoti shiver at such depths and max operating depth is usually only 400m using the best possible "HY100" steel?

Surface area?
by ks_sachin
19 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83454

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

They look like my crocs :) It's always cool to see what the Indian armed forces are up to. These guys and gals are motivated, competent and humble. Great job! Only the most stable and cool heads are selected for submarine cadre. Any non compliant minds are deselected early on in the process. Dont t...
by ks_sachin
17 Oct 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

AKM and range is the biggest oxymoron out there. On border, its underrated INSAS lmg with 21 inch barrel and great accuracy, most readily available mid range weapon that is used to harass and take down paki troops. Two different functions. Not every soldier is going to carry Insas lmg or any other ...
by ks_sachin
17 Oct 2018 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

I am sick and tired of our troops getting killed due to choices made by foolish battle scenarios. The INSAS should never have made it past the design review. India is not fighting the NATO wars. Even NATO is not fighting NATO wars of Europe. Having faced the Kashmir problem, the AK series should ha...
by ks_sachin
17 Oct 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

We are getting the Sig716 7.62x51 and Caracal 816 5.56x45 carbine. In this day and age why do we need a 9mm. A Short barrel version of a 5.56 with a foldable stock should suffice. We are not getti g the 9mm from caracal so where did that talk come from. We keep talki g about the effe tiveness of the...
by ks_sachin
17 Oct 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

The Sig and Caracal are basicly AR-15 designs. Except that they are piston driven rather than DI. The Ak-103 is a kalashnikov long stroke design. I refuse to accept that we cannot design a small arm to suit our needs. But SouravB is right the designers of the INSAS betray their lack of practical exp...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405257

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

A Col will command 900 odd men and women. The IGB suddenly is a quantum leap. Plus combined arms.... So a question - If I had a bee in my bonnet about rank parity and the steep pyramid Brig rank onwards would I devise something like this ...... Untimately Col or Brigadier or MG, it is the same guy....
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 572557

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

JayS wrote:^^ Quite possible. That makes more sense.

And supports my hypothesis...JMT
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405257

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

What if GoI comes back and ask, why IBG cannot be lead by Brigadiers? Why do Brigadiers need to be taken off in to non-ops role before making then MG and then giving them IBG command? For years I read of officers shortage. Now I read we have too many brigadiers & major generals. A Col will comm...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2018 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405257

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We should be looking at reducing the age profile not increase no of Maj Gens. This seems more like a house keeping option rather than combat relatedd. The proposal does address the issue of reducing age profile. Bright officers should be able to become Major Generals by the age of 45. Please read t...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405257

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I wonder though how IA will manage the transition from Colonel to Major General - that's quite a jump in responsibilities. To answer my own question, looks like there will still be a Brigadier rank, but will become non-select: Selected Colonels can spend three years in command, the next three as Co...
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 572557

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

That looks like gas just as it comes out of muzzle break. The shell is just about past the barrel. It’s still at a stage where gases cannot expand out from front.

JMT
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

So caracal will replace the 9mm SMG and thhe Sig will replace the INSAS. We have about 350 inf bns. Assuming combat component of 500 troops per bn that works out to a lot more tha than the 72000 sigs we are buying... Senseless nonsence.. Quotes by IA chief mention that frontline troops will receive...
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

The last great rifle India produced.

https://youtu.be/QPzL-3LNv_k
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

ParGha / ThakurB

Is the Sig going to be one per section?
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB
One for you.
https://youtu.be/Ij7b1te6LHo
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405257

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Three of things seem to be happening simultaneously, 1. IBG formalization (at least in public domain, I guess they were in existence in some form or shape since 2010) 2. Optimization/Rationalization 3. MSCs, contrary to media reports, the statement from CoAS was to confirm the raising of these corp...
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

This thread rivals the flight safety thread in the level of depression it creates....
by ks_sachin
14 Oct 2018 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

So why are we going 2 calibers? The argument around stopping power has been made for CI troops as well yet we will give RR a 5.56 caracal. caracal are carbine replacement. They are not replacing RR AKs. Sig are battle rifle replacement. So caracal will replace the 9mm SMG and thhe Sig will replace ...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2018 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

On the topic of 7.62x51, a reliasation that our war with Paks is going to be static on the LoC. Smaller caliber is not going to cut it and IA currently is forced to provide AK even to troops on LoC, to give them the range required to target Paks on the mountains tops. Going 7.62x51 negates the need...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2018 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

So this is how a weapon is improved. Th British L85A3

https://youtu.be/4vd8QxgoEMo

See and weep all you small arms enthusiasts...

Our small arms saga is a dereliction of duty....
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90200

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

This thing happened quite recently, one would think the investigation board would need a few days, at the very least, to find the root cause unless something very obvious is the culprit. One would indeed do so for poor SDREs, but would expect King Khan to have real time monitoring for their uber ne...
by ks_sachin
13 Oct 2018 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14833

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

As I really saw the Chinese girls/ladies/aunties, in flesh and blood, they are not at all attractive. May be the white guys find them attractive because of their shyness or some other personality traits, they are not at all attractive to sdre's, as the sdre s like some flesh / curves which Chinese ...
by ks_sachin
12 Oct 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 89440

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Unlike our AGni RV shots which tracked in the air and explodes like a real nuke around 1KM in the Air, Pakis have a Fisheye lens camera in the general area and are able to take a photo once it lands meaning 1) There is no telementry equipment on these missiles 2) They don't have radars and IR camer...
by ks_sachin
12 Oct 2018 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Post deleted warning issued. If there is continued trolling it will invite a ban.
Moderator.
by ks_sachin
11 Oct 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Hence my umbrage at people who demand HAL pump the Tejas out as fast they can make them, And for this reason, Saurav Jha says this.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1050069042248081408 ---> Plenty of 'concurrent engineering' has gone on even with respect to the IOC batch production for the Te...
by ks_sachin
10 Oct 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

While we are asking Kalashnikov for a JV, why don't we ask them to design something similar to AK-400 (video below) for us. It'd go in a big way if they could make just the below cosmetic changes keeping the Receiver and firing mechanism of AK-103 ⋅ Change to a flat top cover ending with ...
by ks_sachin
10 Oct 2018 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 743
Views: 157662

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

suryag wrote:Jays Sir, as expected the idrw kids copied your image, dude seriously these guys need to have some shame ... anyways i like them as news aggregators but hate them for the lack of editorial ethics.

What a lovely oxymoron!!
Editorial Ethics...
by ks_sachin
10 Oct 2018 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

Not sure I understant what u mean. 7.62*51 has high recoil, longer barrel as found in SL operations it not a great rifle for close combat situations say less than 100 meters. The 7.62*39 even though it is said practical range is 500 yds, it is difficult to to hit a target above 100 meters unless yo...
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

Austin wrote:7,62x51 is a high powered weapon most jawans would be able to use it and would not need it for most combat scenarios.

Not sure I understant what u mean.
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2018 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:DRDO also developed two prototypes of 7.62*51 rifle based on Sig but it has been killed quickly to prevent interference with import.

No they did not!!!
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

We should have done a FMS for FN m4 and what ever 7.62x51 the us army uses as a DMR...
ParGhas post fills me with melancholy!!!!
by ks_sachin
09 Oct 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Ok although my q was to drive something else. My bad should have phrased it diff. You have not answered my question in the small arms thread though. S Sachin, What is this? You could phrase your question still. You don't do that but throw in a grievance! No greviance - at least I have not seen any?...
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Ok although my q was to drive something else. My bad should have phrased it diff.

You have not answered my question in the small arms thread though.

S
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684392

Re: Small Arms Thread

ParGha what is your take on who gets what of Sig and Caracal?
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Indranil wrote:I don’t think we should discuss tactics in public.

Ok. But do we need a mud mover in light of payload?
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 743
Views: 157662

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

When do they start putting together a prototype?
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Indranil
So it can carry a good payload.
Which brings me to a question around CAS.
How wolud the IAF employ the LCA in that role?
Standoff or low and fast.
Has the sq been training for that?
by ks_sachin
08 Oct 2018 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

GoI should incubate private enterprise through DRDO. The funding of DRDO of 2 billion annual is peanuts for what is required for build a true MIC. GoI should increase DRDO budget. DRDO recognise upcoming enterprise by partnering with them on projects. If they are good, then DRDO should be allowed t...
by ks_sachin
07 Oct 2018 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529152

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

Indranil wrote:^^^ Congratulations! Your assessment of HAL is spot on!

I detect a hint of sarcasm!!!

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