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by Khalsa
18 Jul 2018 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 833
Views: 166372

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

nope I believe a real rationalisation in place remove army's best or next to best units from civil duties and border patrolling to be ready and sharp for a an aggressive victorious war. raise the strength and profile of CRPF and BSF to do the duty no matter where they are against China or Pak. marry...
by Khalsa
16 Jul 2018 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2575
Views: 237345

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Fine, continue to enjoy your dual citizenship Filipov.
Continue to peddle your Russian wares....
just stop doing lungi dance when Tejas or Arjun is in trouble. I will consider that as a personal attack as well.
by Khalsa
16 Jul 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2575
Views: 237345

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

oh he is having a field day. He is now sitting in the Arjun and Tejas thread. Bloody Hell !! I remember when he used to scream from roof tops for us to sink as much money as possible in Tejas but not go for MMRCA. Now his tone has changed. Filipov remember, no matter what the outcome We are not buyi...
by Khalsa
16 Jul 2018 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

The point with LCA is not to save money. It is to obtain the ability to develop aircrafts. Yes it is expensive, and over time the price may come down. The MKI is not as Indian as some may think. and therefore the F-16 will not be as Indian as some may think the F-18 will not be as Indian as some ma...
by Khalsa
16 Jul 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

LCA cost more most likely because all the fixed costs are amortized into the 83 units. Ask HAL for 284 units and see the price fall!! Probably also includes development costs... Can we have this validated and double checked with official statements and sources. My group of friends have picked up th...
by Khalsa
13 Jul 2018 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Pratyush wrote:Wtf in manuvering. I say it is ready to enter service.

I know right
by Khalsa
12 Jul 2018 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

beautiful video clip, could not resist posting here ( MBD-if-RP) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxminAmKCn0 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxminAmKCn0[/youtube] Damn sir, this is a must watch for all of us. Look at that machine being used by the crafty Indian to draw lines in clear sky l...
by Khalsa
10 Jul 2018 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^
Yes
A remote sensing sat and something else perhaps a communications sat.
Both seem to have been built primarily in China.
China is building and launching for them.

Effing Pak can't even launch an under wear into space.
by Khalsa
05 Jul 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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



Congratulations , two mirage 2K pretending to be Tejas in that article.
by Khalsa
05 Jul 2018 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

Google aerial photo shows 3 such hangars... wonder what's the plan here, production? From the article above.... The new hangars that have come up can accommodate 40-60 Tejas fighters at any given point of time. That is one thing we need to do for all our aircrafts. The Indian sun is relentless and ...
by Khalsa
02 Jul 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

I like rainy weather, bring on the dark clouds
by Khalsa
29 Jun 2018 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

Seeds being sown to Justify a different single engine fighter factory or just plain hocus pocus.
This needs some careful analysis by KaranM and Saurav Jha.
I will wait


Tejas all the way !!
by Khalsa
28 Jun 2018 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Russian Air Campaign in Syria A Preliminary Analysis Anton Lavrov Associate Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Moscow https://www.cna.org/CNA_files/PDF/COP-2018-U-017903-Final.pdf A mighty good read ! The conclusion is as tasty as any other parts. The CE gained and new ...
by Khalsa
28 Jun 2018 02:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

NZ and AU exposed the intent while it was still on the chopping board in the kitchen. Old British and French pressure was also applied and minds were changed. All sides later denied that the Chinese has any intentions to get a base. Would have a been a game changer for Australian and Chinese Navies.
by Khalsa
27 Jun 2018 02:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Korea has chosen the P-8I https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-military-procurement/south-korea-picks-boeing-p-8-for-1-7-billion-maritime-patrol-aircraft-contract-idUKKBN1JL0V7 New Zealand is also thinking of going with 4 X P8I to replace 6 X P3C The NZ example shows the workload capability ...
by Khalsa
27 Jun 2018 02:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Call it a better bang for buck fellas.
I don't think either of you are going to shed less tears for two IAF bodies vs 9 IN bodies.

For us Rakshaks, even when a Sepoy dies. its way too much.
by Khalsa
27 Jun 2018 02:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732918

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Kakarat wrote:
John wrote: Granted i would still rather use the flankers since they are much more expendable.


Can you please explain what you mean by 'expandable'


John said expendable .... i.e happy to lose one of them instead of a P8I
you are saying expandable...

was that a typo ?
by Khalsa
25 Jun 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

The IAF Sq are not involved in certification. They are doing their own work related to user exploitation trials for operationalizing LCA. National Test Flight Centre does the flying work. The LCA commitee decides what should be the milestones for FOC. CEMILAC gives FOC. Thanks Jay, perfect answer a...
by Khalsa
22 Jun 2018 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Interesting Image from the link above posted by the good admiral. http://static.atimes.com/uploads/2018/06/3042c4a6af92c3c90976a132ff6d6a9a.jpg A new, colossal flattop that dwarfs the two existing carriers is seen in a photo released but later deleted by the state-owned shipbuilder CSIC.
by Khalsa
22 Jun 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

I think its the IAF chief who accepts the FOC. No dont think so. The IAF should have an equiv of the W&E Directorate. They probably.... Apologies I failed, let me try again. Is the pen that signs off on the FOC called Squadron 45 (in July 2018) or can it be the Pen; Flying Bullets in September ...
by Khalsa
22 Jun 2018 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Khalsa-ji, it was not at you. I respect you a lot Saar! :)



Obviously, I am the less respected 65K ton carrier/Amreeki Teens fetisher!

The 65K ton carrier needs not be nook nor EMALS just 65K tons and CATOBAR.



No way saar, we all respect the drive and energy you bring sir.
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701340

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Since 2016, I did not visit this thread but checked it out after reading some good news elsewhere on the InterWebs
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

Khalsa-ji, they are moving to Sulur. See below... Tejas squadron to be shifted to Sulur air base in July http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tejas-squadron-to-be-shifted-to-sulur-air-base-in-july/article24207275.ece Sulur AFS ---> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulur_Air_Force_Station A...
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

Katare wrote:AAR is the last thing left for the FOC? IOC1 was in 2011 and IOC2 in 2013...it’s about time!!

It is about time Sir.
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Oh come on , you did like my idea of the F-18 for about 2 minutes. but jokes aside I was looking at structure of air wings on board aircraft carriers. Vishaal must become a reality. EMALS comes first before a nuclear powered carrier, IMHO. I would move the Mig-29s over to Vikrant and Vishaal and Vik...
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1816
Views: 351259

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

I heard the current Tejas Squadron is moving out soon (end of month or so).
Will this be post FOC and if so, where will be the next squadron based.
If I remember correctly, its the Flying Bullets Squadron correct.
by Khalsa
21 Jun 2018 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518341

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Your air defence artillery , supported by Air Force interception (via air defence and interdiction of the missile sites).
by Khalsa
18 Jun 2018 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60785

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

^^^^ So a minimum of two years to reach contract signature. After that, another three years before first deliveries can begin. 2024 at the earliest. All the while, squadron shortage continues to dwindle. Admiral, our elections must also be playing a decision deference role in this. The next Lok Sab...
by Khalsa
18 Jun 2018 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Apache helicopters seem to be a solution which is looking for a problem. If we have to oblige USA then we should purchase equipment which is difficult to sanction and will add immediately needed capability. In my view we should persuade USA to Sell us thermal imagers and night vision devices If we ...
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518341

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Sorry chief
:-)
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

yeah lets avoid this d1ck comparative exercise. its pakistan's perrrogative to do that. however all said and done. Kudos to the chinese for producing at an effecient rate that suits their requirements and tempo. At the least and most, I clap and wish them well on their continued success. However I s...
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2575
Views: 237345

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

srin wrote:and PAKFA is *probably* good enough in a couple of years.


So was Admiral Gorshkov when it was inspected by a joint team of Russian and Indian Naval Specialist.

Bhaisaab ignition switch dabayo aur engine ON
we all know how that went.

I don't want PAK-FA.
its a black-sink Hole for our money
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518341

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^but it certainly allows us to fire from behind the front lines to slightly behind the frontlines. Anyways what is the linear width of porkistan, if you know what i Mean An ATAGS located in Amritsar can hit the middle of Lahore with regular unguided shells. We do not need these uber-expensive 100k...
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255233

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

Philip wrote:The engind is being manufactured here and all the 29 upgrades was being done at home.So supporting the bird should be easy.

Is that true we are manufacturing the engine here for Su-30 ? i.e from Raw materials
by Khalsa
15 Jun 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400085

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Is it a true mathematical build up or also the new builds also replacing a lot of retiring stuff.
Does our build programme meet our needs ?
by Khalsa
14 Jun 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2575
Views: 237345

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Just buy if we need to. I used to say that about a year ago and I guess we could if we need to. However that particular bit NEED . That bit is open, I can tell you what the country needs, a war mongerer can tell what the country needs, a plant can tell you what you need. That is the bit that will b...
by Khalsa
14 Jun 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3243
Views: 302467

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Probably cheaper to own and operate with smaller tank crews.Iraqi US Abrams may have been their tanks used in the war handed over to the Iraqi forces.With the US pulling out troops leaving only a small number, even tech. support for the MBTs would've been reduced putting a logistic strain on operat...
by Khalsa
14 Jun 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1357
Views: 159447

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Saar, I highly doubt there was a Arihant accident. A boat of that importance does not have even a simple alarm to tell you that a hatch is open when you dive? I find that whole story full of nonsense. There is something else to the story. But I do not want to know, because she (and her sisters) ser...
by Khalsa
14 Jun 2018 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2575
Views: 237345

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The PAK-FA seems to be getting proper burial with scape goats and mud slinger army and mutual love for each other's country and their great leaders but who could not prevent sabotage by out of control agencies. Look criticise whatever or whoever you want. PAK-FA would have been Vikramaditya 35 times...

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