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by Khalsa
25 Jun 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1551
Views: 304167

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: 2363
Views: 382018

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: 1551
Views: 304167

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: 2363
Views: 382018

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: 4267
Views: 689516

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: 1551
Views: 304167

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: 1551
Views: 304167

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: 2363
Views: 382018

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: 1551
Views: 304167

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: 4429
Views: 515142

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: 564
Views: 56711

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: 3456
Views: 417867

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: 4429
Views: 515142

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: 2363
Views: 382018

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: 2526
Views: 228418

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: 4429
Views: 515142

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: 2628
Views: 249668

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: 2363
Views: 382018

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: 2526
Views: 228418

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: 3218
Views: 295961

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: 1350
Views: 156481

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: 2526
Views: 228418

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...
by Khalsa
13 Jun 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1551
Views: 304167

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

Cybaru wrote:So I think that if LCA mk-2 become MCA, the orders for LCA Mk1A will have to increase. What do you all think?

The only grind beneath the teeth is AMCA then.
What becomes of it ?
Delayed, still born , dropped ?
by Khalsa
10 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2025
Views: 221718

Re: Military Flight Safety

Oh Man
Just catching up with the loss of AC Sanjay Chauhan.
Shikes.

Rest in Peace Sir. It cuts through the heart to see the family placing wreath.
Just brings back horrible old memories.

ANyway Rest In Peace Sir.
by Khalsa
10 Jun 2018 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3456
Views: 417867

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

BR will descend into another useless round of discussion of JIT manufacting of Indian helicopters.
Give me a gun to commit suicide.
by Khalsa
04 Jun 2018 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2363
Views: 382018

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Does maldives ever get cyclones ? Male highest point is a bare 8 feet above sea level behind a seawall . Some hotel atolls not even that. How are they surviving ? At one point they did genuinely seek out to buy themselves some space in Madagascar or in Australia. I believe the negotations were on f...
by Khalsa
04 Jun 2018 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249668

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

Yeah fair enough. I hate to say but I pointed out this before that there were some lingering issues around LCA and Rafale as well. French wanted to keep their cockpit completely OEM style and will similarly not allow their weapons to to interface left , right and centre. Good this will spur us to be...
by Khalsa
31 May 2018 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3456
Views: 417867

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You just couldn't hold it back.
How much is it costing to keep in parked on the tarmac ?

How many engineers did it free from the Dhruv lines for 3 months or 6 months or a year to work on the LUH to outcompete the Kamov
I suggest you drop the matter and celebrate whatever has been done.
by Khalsa
31 May 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3456
Views: 417867

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

JIT Warehousing must be linked into Just in Time Manufacturing must be linked to Just in Time ordering.
We are not producing pharma products here.

This needs to be celebrated at all levels.
Good Lord !!

Without reading it , I think I know what the donkey storey is about.
by Khalsa
31 May 2018 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 349027

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

chola wrote:
Khalsa wrote:All right , your words are marked.
The mithai will be on me.
Whats the time line ?


Seven years for first flight from the date of establishment at Sulur.

Mewa tikki ...



Order has been recorded Saar.
by Khalsa
30 May 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 349027

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

All right , your words are marked.
The mithai will be on me.
Whats the time line ?
by Khalsa
30 May 2018 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3456
Views: 417867

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL seeks private partner to build Dhruv copters for civilian market Thirty Dhruv helicopters built by HAL await collection by army and IAF, having been built ahead of time http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/05/hal-seeks-private-partner-to-build.html Key thing to note. HAL built 30 Helicopters ahe...
by Khalsa
29 May 2018 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 564
Views: 56711

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

Trump winning the US Presidency was the best thing to happen for India. Agreed !! Unfortunately, tell me how much effort to switch with Scnema engine or anything else but Amreekan engine. While the Amreekan fan boys have left and the Russian fan boys are doing Bhangra. Desi Fan Boys like me know th...
by Khalsa
28 May 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341680

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I am kind of sick of hearing this that a Mil-26 can carry a Chinook. Is that the Bharat Rakshak Qualitative Requirement (BRQR) now ? I mean are we effing buying choppers to carry choppers or carry men and equipment. Just as Odin said to Thor. You are the god of Thunder not Hammers You are buying a c...
by Khalsa
25 May 2018 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4751
Views: 721547

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Not sure how Sq area of the country matters ( so you are telling me Greenland (Denmark) should field one of most powerful navies in the world) Australia population is only 24 million so they are relatively small but have high GDP/Def budget. They are fielding 3 Hobart class DDG which are one of m...
by Khalsa
25 May 2018 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3408
Views: 362728

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

don't think its right to compare the US vietnam air cavalry tactics with the air-land-battle concept that is being talked about here, which is altogether different in terms of strategic objectives and its filter down to tactics in the battle space (also an US tactic). this is only possible through ...
by Khalsa
25 May 2018 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341680

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

After Rafale splurge, a sensible Jaguar upgrade (a two-part report) http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2018/05/after-rafale-splurge-sensible-jaguar.html IAF pilots joke that the Jaguar’s current engines are so underpowered that the fighter only gets airborne because the earth is round – and its curvatur...
by Khalsa
24 May 2018 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4751
Views: 721547

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Honestly .... have a look at the Australian Navy. they have 1 destroyer 8 good frigates 2 really old frigates. and a country the size of 3 indias or more. I might as well include Bangladesh in my quad and they will bring the same fire power. you are not missing out on much. Aussies dont bring much t...
by Khalsa
24 May 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1551
Views: 304167

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

Singha wrote:Hence its all tejas fault and it must turn into a dpsa system overnight
The moving map generator and radio altimeter is the clue


OMG !!
(if true)

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