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by Khalsa
08 Nov 2018 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:To me it looks size and shape of a 688 class boat about 110m long which fits a 6500-7000t weight

Well there are two humans standing on the sail to scale.
by Khalsa
08 Nov 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

Is that landing with the arresting hook integrated? Seems like it could be, but the dust completely shrouds it. the more I stared at that image (at work) the more detail I could see Reference to the right hand tyre. Just above the tyre I spy a piece of equipment that looks like a specialist camera ...
by Khalsa
07 Nov 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I was just about to ask ... how many of these are certified to be fired off the JF-17.
by Khalsa
07 Nov 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I would look for the pakis to get some Yuan subs modified for such purposes if they can obtain or develop a compact solid fuel n-missile. time and again they have improvised to find solutions with limited means, like using sidewinder heat seeking missiles to target our posts in snow capped areas. I...
by Khalsa
07 Nov 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The second one is an Akula graphic used by a media house.
Its the first one that is the closest.
by Khalsa
07 Nov 2018 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The Indian Navy (and India) lost an icon - Vice Admiral Manohar Prahlad Awati, PVSM, VrC, (Retd). I would like to believe that he has joined Varuna to watch over the Arihant (and her sisters) on her deterrence patrols. Shano Varuna! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrNmppxWkAA8oOK.jpg Shano Varuna! Rest...
by Khalsa
04 Nov 2018 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

JayS wrote:We have been over this so many times.

Line 1 = 5 (original) + 3 (extended in Kiran Hanger)
Line 2 = 8 (previous Hawk line)
Line 3 = ? (Proposed in Nashik)


Yah Khuda !!
We are not doing this again are we

:D :D :D
by Khalsa
04 Nov 2018 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^^
Those air intakes. Oh my god
its the grandson of F-117
by Khalsa
01 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

it had a Russian engine originally. So does the JF-17. Issue is not Russian engines or Russian objection. They would have been happy to sell hundreds of Al-31s. We, for some reason, like to imagine the Russians as reluctant participants. The RD-93 powering the Blunder shows us pointedly they are no...
by Khalsa
01 Nov 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175371

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Is this in the same area as the recent shooting death of Indian soldier from a head shot that penetrated the Kevlar helmet? M4 is accurate to 500m and was used to 800m in Afghanistan. Also its bullet is designed to penetrate body armor with its steel core. Vicky Nanjappa says these M4s are Taliban ...
by Khalsa
31 Oct 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Apparently the J10B WS10X TVC testbed will be at the Zhuhai Airshow as well. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1938/43793514820_3a8cb26a64_o.jpg I just have one question and I much rather be given an academic and non-financial answer. Why did PAF not go for this despite all the doors being open to them...
by Khalsa
30 Oct 2018 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3087
Views: 396485

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Few things to note Ours was called a Brigade HQ theirs was called an administrative HQ.... administrative for what ? Batt level .... company level ? Judging by the photo ... something less than a Brigade HQ was targeted. Maybe a 2 company HQ or a batt HQ. Maybe an ASC supply depo. Remember we are de...
by Khalsa
28 Oct 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186904

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Manish_P wrote:Holy S%^$ :shock:

Image


Okay I have seen everything now.
Switch off the Internet
by Khalsa
28 Oct 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Our GoI & MoD lack vision, even now India can buy the An-70 completely as replacement for MTA. with no customers they will be happy to sell complete licence and IP to anyone willing to pay, if negotiated properly we could even by its engine design also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-7...
by Khalsa
24 Oct 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3087
Views: 396485

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I see the MEA summoned the Pak Amby to protest and get them to take the bodies back. Reading between the lines it seems we got ambushed by their BAT team but did not get overrun and killed two of their BATs in process which is remarkable achievement. There is a high stress on training our soldiers t...
by Khalsa
19 Oct 2018 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

LOL imagine if Russia, China, France, EU everyone had said that. You might make AMCA or Tejas Mk2 one day... hence you are a competitor. We won't let you see our product, but you can buy it and fly it. FFS https://udaipurkiran.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sitharaman-visits-dassault-aviation-plant-...
by Khalsa
19 Oct 2018 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 563
Views: 65934

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Fantastic https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy/status/1051481960923766784?s=19 Found something interesting down that thread you posted. The Russians did it more than 50 years ago. https://twitter.com/VtemeTema/status/1052125790534553600 Rolling landing, they are just using basic principles mastered by Yak...
by Khalsa
19 Oct 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207968

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

I bow to the forum contributors and mods for the work in the last two pages of this thread.
Well done guys, keep contributing but also remember the opportunity to show your brilliance was provided by a disagreement on the other side.
by Khalsa
19 Oct 2018 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

There is nothing to be proud of UAE minister's visit to HAL. They are simply planning to develop their own aircraft industry. All HAL is doing is introducing technology to a future competitor. That rather myopic or atleast you are tethering yourself to a very short period based view, IMHO. What abo...
by Khalsa
15 Oct 2018 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353413

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

^^^^

ha ha ha ha
that actually took a while ... I kept on reading it as nau Sena after viewing the pics.

Daemn !! Aditi ... you go Girl !!
Show em what it means to have Integrated Defence Command !!

Nau Sena , Thal Sena who cares .... its Congress sena !!
by Khalsa
15 Oct 2018 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3526
Views: 411618

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Currently, Brigadiers command a brigade with 3,000+ men, and Major Generals command divisions, which have 10,000+ men. IBGs will supposedly have 6,000 men. Somewhere between a brigade and a division. If that's true, than a regular Major General commanding an IBG would be a demotion of sorts. And a ...
by Khalsa
15 Oct 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207968

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

Although I was not happy at the involvement and implications of Reliance and how they (govt) even allowed this deal to go from squeaky clean to a point where others doubt and too many coincidences seen, the Politicalisation of HAL by Rahul Gandhi is a brand new low. The irony of the meeting was ... ...
by Khalsa
11 Oct 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2936
Views: 195014

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

I still remember the caption below the picture. An armoured commander getting his order by hand. Try Intercepting this ! My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed. When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote tha...
by Khalsa
11 Oct 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

Rakesh wrote:excellent news. I truly enjoy updating page 1 of this thread.

Keep the good work!



he he I knew you would be doing that.
GO GO GO HAL !!

Yeh Dil Mange More !!
by Khalsa
10 Oct 2018 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 22349

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

Leading and slightly off topic from the good Admiral's post above.
Do folks from BR take part in Saurav Jha's Indigenisation Appreciation Hour ?
by Khalsa
07 Oct 2018 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2936
Views: 195014

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Believe its a T-72.
Vips I am pretty sure it was not a Brasstacks thing.
by Khalsa
05 Oct 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2936
Views: 195014

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Manish_P wrote:A blast from the past

Pic courtesy @CestMoiz from twitter

Image


I still remember the caption below the picture.

An armoured commander getting his order by hand.
Try Intercepting this !
by Khalsa
05 Oct 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:quid pro quo with ilyushin - help us implement the stolen c17 design drawings and we will keep you well fed.

Aptly put !!
by Khalsa
04 Oct 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

On chini induction, the Y-20 really takes the cake. First flight by Xian in 2013. Induction into PLAAF in 2016. A margin of safety with four engines I guess. But obviously this can’t be a fully vetted out aircraft operationally in such a short period. And probably more than a bit dangerous too. The...
by Khalsa
01 Oct 2018 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 191
Views: 27623

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

What would be the impact if we acquire one squadron each of TU 160 and TU 22m on our defence posture? It would drain the Naval budget bucket out of its last Rupiah/ Dollah !! I would call against it. With the mini-me-Brahmos fitted on the Su-30 MKI, we are better off with smaller more agile aircraf...
by Khalsa
01 Oct 2018 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 191
Views: 27623

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

ArjunPandit wrote:I dont remember philip pushing for it anytime recently.


ha ha ha ha ha
Daemn that was good !!
by Khalsa
01 Oct 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

I am learning more about Su-30s in this thread than in the Su thread.
:)
by Khalsa
30 Sep 2018 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 191
Views: 27623

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Please tell me one of our boys flew on the fullback !! Why? Multiple (from least important to most important) - I have always loved the fullback, the shape. - Fullback is a continuation of development platform that was Su-27. I see the hall marks of LCA Mk2 in there. - Used to love the role of F-11...
by Khalsa
30 Sep 2018 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600291

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:
Image



I love this gun & the set up especially.

SP, light as it could be, agile.
Dhanush barrel.
Desi and no more money to the middle men or our own.


Just full marks on all aspects !!
by Khalsa
25 Sep 2018 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 191
Views: 27623

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Please tell me one of our boys flew on the fullback !!
by Khalsa
24 Sep 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

So much wealth of knowledge here that needs to be in the Kaveri thread as well.
by Khalsa
20 Sep 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

I cannot. This is a public forum. It is not just me. Many here (in the know) are keeping their mouth shut. There is enormous pressure on HAL. They are doing their best. It is a complex problem to bring everybody up to a point that where we can build state-of-the-art 4.5 gen fighters at speed. IAF i...
by Khalsa
20 Sep 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

Indranil wrote:Over the last couple of pages, I have waited for speculative statements and judgements to ebb on their own. It hasn't! So, I am going to call out speculation henceforth.


Can you call it out and destroy incorrect assumptions/ maths/ judgements with info/ numbers and current project commitments ?
by Khalsa
18 Sep 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353413

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

LOL having observed the exercises of Igla at a close range I can assure you that a dedicated strike formation (unknown) to the defenders has not chance of being shot down in the area unless they linger. So imagine a group of F-15s carrying laser guided bombs or conventional bombs are arriving from a...
by Khalsa
18 Sep 2018 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572584

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

^ I doubt if any leader in new Delhi will approve mass production of tejas without a local engine(kaveri or even a Russian). The newer tejas variants will be more expensive than f16 or 30mki. Strategic autonomy is expensive. You are correct we don't have manhood inside our lungi to think this long ...

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