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by ks_sachin
03 Jun 2020 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4273
Views: 1010364

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

Admiral,

In one of your posts above you asked us to starch our lungi's.

Pray tell how we do lungi dance with starched lungis. I am averse to pain!!!
by ks_sachin
02 Jun 2020 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2860
Views: 811187

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^ +1. Abusive statements are not acceptable. There are many IAF officials who have supported indigenization at great effort, lets keep that in mind. Even if they have not it is not any reason to call them names...Once bitten..... There is still a generation of offers who have had to bear the brunt ...
by ks_sachin
02 Jun 2020 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2860
Views: 811187

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

xxxxx Dude delete this post. I was commenting on his ability to write an article. Not his professional competence as an Air Force vet. There are a lot of officers who I have great respect for in terms of the commitment and what they have achieved in the uniform but don't necessarily agree with on a...
by ks_sachin
02 Jun 2020 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2860
Views: 811187

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Rafale or LCA: Where would a punter put his money on? https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/rafale-or-lca-where-would-a-punter-put-his-money-on/1977891/ 01 June 2020 By Wing Commander Amit Ranjan Giri - The author is an IAF veteran. Views expressed are personal. Statements like this without cont...
by ks_sachin
30 May 2020 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567462

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

That nearly $9 billion should have gone into the the capital investment for LCA production followed by Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A orders. We need 10 squadrons of the Tejas today! There are few options like Rafale (or none) that offers geopolitical freedom and tech prowess. Mk2 Tejas surely will gain from f...
by ks_sachin
26 May 2020 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567462

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^ What was the hold-up all these years for not getting SDRs/secure comms? From what I remember vaguely, IPKF SriLanka suffered from the same non-secure comms issue in the late eighties. Its a phenomenon of physics called Inertia aided by a generous dose of focus on marquee acquisitions... To this...
by ks_sachin
26 May 2020 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2860
Views: 811187

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

fanne wrote:Rumor on twitter - Tejas in Leh!!
Is it the best plane to fly from such an altitude? With mature (shall I say best) Air to ground ability and decent AA ability it may be tasked to handle the Chinese should the balloon go up?

It's been there before...
by ks_sachin
25 May 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567462

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

THE LCA IS PRETTIER.... THE RAFAEL reminds me of a kid whose cheeks have been pulled apart and pinched by an untold number of uncles and aunts....all the while saying "Oh you have grown so much!!!" the IAF Rafale single seater BS004 Image credit in the pics themselves https://scontent-lax3...
by ks_sachin
23 May 2020 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4721
Views: 899072

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Dear Gurus/Senior members, good day sirs, can you share your views if ALH Dhruv naval version is well suited for IN in terms of range and endurance? There was a critical comment in one of the articles saying endurance with a single torpedo and sonar sonobuoys is just 30 mins -would this be true? Wh...
by ks_sachin
22 May 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3317
Views: 664004

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

RKumar wrote:IAF didn't want to order Netra's at the right time as it is only 70% capable. But 2 years later looking for Jugads which are not even 20% capable involving considerable risks as well as using fighters for the job :eek:

What juggad?
What fighter?
What r u talking about?
by ks_sachin
19 May 2020 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753723

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ParGha wrote:The point of the conversion was to cut costs while keeping the same operational capability - not buy more equipment, nor raise more regiments.

Number plate 61 Cav. Reraise it in favourable times..
by ks_sachin
18 May 2020 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753723

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^As I said, I've no objection to full mechanization of 61 Cavalry. But as I said, at the same time, I respect the POV and sentiments of the people who want it to continue as a horse mounted regiment. A better option than 100% horse mounted regiment was to follow the example of Household Cavalry R...
by ks_sachin
18 May 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114563

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I am just saying that without knowing the terrain and the logistics required it would be wise not to get into why a certain tonnage or dimensions are desirable and why some are not. The Sturts were dismantled before being taken up... Then there is also how we use those assets in that area.... How do...
by ks_sachin
18 May 2020 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114563

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Weight and dimensions acquire a value of their own in the mountains. Please also think about how the tanks will be transported to their op areas. There is a write up somewhere on how the t-72s were t aken up to the "mountain plains" Regards S Sachinji as early as '48 Gen Thimmaiah used St...
by ks_sachin
18 May 2020 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114563

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Weight and dimensions should absolutely fit into parameters if tanks are to be airlifted. For PLA, our tanks can be "driven" to the conflict zones once the current infra projects are completed. Have you been to the Tibetan plateau? Is the Siliguri to Gangtok and further to the AoR of Blac...
by ks_sachin
18 May 2020 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114563

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Did you read my question - what parameter of a tank makes us want to have light and not heavy tanks in the mountains? Is it the physical dimension that poses difficulty in moving heavy (bigger tanks in). Mountains are built of rock and therefore weight is not a problem. Light or heavy, tanks cannot...
by ks_sachin
16 May 2020 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 176802

Re: Indian Army History Thread

This also begs the question that is being discussed. A critical appraisal of Gen Sundarji. Valuable lessons there
by ks_sachin
16 May 2020 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 176802

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://theprint.in/opinion/for-operation-falcon-maj-gen-jimmy-asked-for-mules-but-army-chief-sundarji-gave-helicopters/421730/ For Operation Falcon, Maj Gen Jimmy asked for mules but Army chief Sundarji gave helicopters -Major General J. M. Singh suggested a forward posture in the Zimithang sector...
by ks_sachin
15 May 2020 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 288462

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Many a slip between the cup and the lip!!!
CDS can say what he wants....
by ks_sachin
03 May 2020 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 700357

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Gagan, the forces are not a monolithic entity. Although there is some truth in what you say, unlike in Pakistan where everything is considered to be part of the fauz's mandate, here pay ops is mostly considered beyond the mandate. It would be interesting to know what the various defence PRO's think...
by ks_sachin
02 May 2020 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 700357

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

My take on the lack of infowar by the Indian Armed Forces is that the 3 chiefs, the CDS, the vice chiefs and the senior officers live in the past century. One can constantly see them tweaking their moustaches and pooh-poohing fancy technology, cyber-war, space-war, info-war. This is a culture that ...
by ks_sachin
30 Apr 2020 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3073
Views: 335666

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Rahul M wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:
Sir Rejuvenate or resuscitate?

You have a point, it's been too long. But I meant what I wrote; as in make it happening again.

Indeed Squire...
by ks_sachin
29 Apr 2020 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3073
Views: 335666

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Rahul M wrote:There is a modelling thread somewhere.. Please rejuvenate it.


Sir Rejuvenate or resuscitate?
by ks_sachin
29 Apr 2020 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3073
Views: 335666

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Shameek wrote:The MiG 29A has always been my favorite and continues to be. Working on building my second model kit during the lockdown. :wink:

Please share images.
I have started on a Tornado and a F111
by ks_sachin
29 Apr 2020 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 176802

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Mollick.R wrote:Truly a LEGEND.
This needs to be referred to Akshay Kumar for a bollywood film.
Young stars must know about such heroics & watch desi "Hacksaw Ridge"


+1....

Although we as a nation don't do history except where it is convenient or religious in nature....
by ks_sachin
29 Apr 2020 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 646179

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

We have only three of them and thousands of public pictures of them with serial number. I don't what is the reason of editing out all these and that Ah the reason is that there are no clear guidelines on this. Everyman or woman and his or her dog then interprets this based on how a....y retentive t...
by ks_sachin
28 Apr 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3073
Views: 335666

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Manish_P wrote:
srai wrote:...

:shock:

Tejomay indeed !

If it was the IAF some worthies would have been crying about the dirtiness of the planes!!!
by ks_sachin
27 Apr 2020 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Does anyone have the INSAS GSQR’s as they were first published in 1982?

I have the GSQR number if that is of some help...
by ks_sachin
27 Apr 2020 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2860
Views: 811187

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

A UK based review of LCA Tejas. Pretty shallow but it is meant for Youtube audience. I personally found it rather irritating. A lack of research into the history and AF requirements that impacted the design considerations. People would get the impression that ADA went and designed something out of ...
by ks_sachin
24 Apr 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4721
Views: 899072

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

MeshaVishwas wrote:I wonder how Osprey pilots are categorised...
:D

Openly introverted and buoyantly brooding!!
by ks_sachin
21 Apr 2020 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

When I talk of design I don’t consider ammo etc. Fundamentally regardless of ammo was the design sound. Then comes the question of whether the design is sound for intended use. Then comes the question of operational doctrines which then encompasses choice of caliber etc to which the design must add...
by ks_sachin
21 Apr 2020 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I have done considerable reading on Small Arms and also talked to DRDO people who were/are involved in the design. Army was heavily involved in micro managing the requirements & design of INSAS series. Today Army is buying a DI rifle while talking about reliability. The deep involvement of impo...
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I think the problem with Insas is the 5.56*45 ammo , it came about due to bad experience with FN 7.62*51 in the jungles so SL. But due to lesser stopping power not suitable for COIN. Like we are doing today we should have gone for 7.62*39 AK series for COIN and 7.62×51 rifles for more open areas. S...
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Suedes and Gyanhave you seen the video of the JVPC firing and the stoppages.
That is a manufacturing issue but also a design issue in some ways.


Remember the Michael Kalashnikov design a weapon that was robust but could be easily manufactured war time Russia with no Fancy machines.
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

INSAS was designed around the requirements of Army. Some of the design features they wanted created problems. In any case, DRDO was well aware of problems & was seeking permission to design a new rifle since atleast 2005. This permission was obstructed by Army for many years. Later on led to de...
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Having spent a week or so going through small arms design and historical small arms I can safely say that even some of the WW2 weapons were better designed designed and engineered than the INSAS. What a tragedy!!! Design is a function of goals and tech/abilities.. Insas was designed with a differen...
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4721
Views: 899072

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Don’t include any of the small arms. Our design efforts have not been good enough. Build quality even worse including the JVPC i think. No conspiracy theory here. My list of ****** up procurement system & hostile attitude to indigenisation. Major R&D projects & orders for indigenous prod...
by ks_sachin
20 Apr 2020 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 79249

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Having spent a week or so going through small arms design and historical small arms I can safely say that even some of the WW2 weapons were better designed designed and engineered than the INSAS.
What a tragedy!!!

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