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by Khalsa
24 Sep 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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: 2421
Views: 481289

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: 2421
Views: 481289

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: 1936
Views: 341716

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: 2421
Views: 481289

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 ...
by Khalsa
18 Sep 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

Two lines currently in use are NOT really two lines but two parts of first line with ideal capacity of 4 and 3 ie around 7 aircraft per annum. Thank you Gyan. I always took that to be two separate lines based at almost different sheds, hangars ... call it whatever you want. AND They were producing ...
by Khalsa
18 Sep 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Katare wrote:Looking at the blue cloud print, I guess they are trying to sell it to 6 year old little girls or what?

Excuse me ?
then it would be the pink one which is just outisde the frame
:wink:
by Khalsa
17 Sep 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

Reading the last two pages is like watching a slow motion train wreck in regards to delivery numbers. We know the promised and we know the delivery rate and we know the diff. In regards to lines. Is it not true that we are have 1.5 lines operating already ? i.e a line that produces (can produce) 8 a...
by Khalsa
15 Sep 2018 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1229
Views: 173284

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

That the Rafale was properly chosen and the need for it is unquestionable. The former DM, AKA must tell the nation why the deal could not be concluded during his tenure and also the v.high M2K upgrade costs ($2.5B for 50 ), compared with (just $900+M for 67) the upgrade costs of MIG-29s. I do grant...
by Khalsa
15 Sep 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

SaiK : Please put source of news article in your post... I can quite multiple sources dear Admiral. One straight off the bat is the Rajya Sabha TV piece on FGFA where ACM Kaak talks about the next 100 air craft. Anyway, I have been thinking about current situ over the weekend and I am really tempte...
by Khalsa
14 Sep 2018 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2760
Views: 454237

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Their fifth Type 071 LPD pennant number 980 has been commissioned into the Chinese Navy: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1870/42800520950_7936f48149_o.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1815/28860826767_4fec7e8c38_k.jpg Big ship indeed.... Great rate of progress 4/6 done.
by Khalsa
13 Sep 2018 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344400

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Correct that drop seems to be too sharp....
what the heck ?

is this is an unknown or hidden Future Combat Vehicle aka Arjun Mk3
by Khalsa
12 Sep 2018 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1229
Views: 173284

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

Honestly, I think the congress has realised that they have no hope of winning the next election in India and have gone the way of all is fair in love and war.

@Rakesh, comments have been echoed by many on deaf years.
How on god's green earth does the PM know how many the IAF needs ?
by Khalsa
12 Sep 2018 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

I am always intrigued by Indranil's comments on Gun trials. Have never been able to figure out what is the something needed from IAF? He does a real 007 need to know on that but I suspect there is something deeper and serious (not sinister). I have let go of it, it will be tested when it will be te...
by Khalsa
12 Sep 2018 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

A 18 year old bottle shall be opened on Saturday Night !! Eff Yes Moment for the Tejas team this crowd who supported and believed in the 3 legged cheetah !! Please be nationalistic in your intake when displaying your pride!!!!! Old Monk is more apt.... Be Indian, Drink Indian Fly Indian... ha ha .....
by Khalsa
11 Sep 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 367662

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^^ Thanks Sourav.
Heartening vid
by Khalsa
11 Sep 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

Great news! What's left for FOC? 1. BVR [In progress, Derby test fired 2018] 2. In-Flight Refueling [In progress, Wet test completed 2018] 3. Gun Trials [In progress, Ground firing completed 2015?] Rest everything is completed AFAIK. Anything I'm missing? This is a good list. @rakesh can we add thi...
by Khalsa
11 Sep 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

What more confirmation do you want? A phone call from HAL CMD? Sorry to bother you, should have posed the question better. I did not know that air to air refuelling can also fill the drop tanks. Until now I thought it was only internal fuel tanks, that is why I asked if someone can confirm that dro...
by Khalsa
11 Sep 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

A 18 year old bottle shall be opened on Saturday Night !!
Eff Yes Moment for the Tejas team this crowd who supported and believed in the 3 legged cheetah !!
by Khalsa
11 Sep 2018 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

ks_sachin wrote:But we have the Midas touch!!!!

Good ONE !!
by Khalsa
10 Sep 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

Wonderful stuff. It must have been an interesting analysis to update the FBW for fuel transfer, with CG shifting all over the place and that too in mid air . Top notch stuff. In another year, it will be flying with a AESA radar. AESA, top notch BVR, FBW, Refuelling, Indian, Israel, Russian weapons,...
by Khalsa
10 Sep 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

Well congratulations to all of you and me.
We should be celebrating if this is now confirmed via two sources that fuel was transferred.
Well done to all of us again.
by Khalsa
09 Sep 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

fanne wrote:and the vehicle earmarked for that is PV-6


How do we know this ?
I am not challenge the validity ... I am pumped to hear about this. Could you tell us more ?
by Khalsa
09 Sep 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

prat.patel wrote:
SaiK wrote:Check out @livefist’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/livefist/status/103 ... 49728?s=09


Awesome!!!!! :D :D :D


Bloody good ... another massive step towards the FOC
Damn ...this deserves a bottle opening ceremony next weekend.
by Khalsa
07 Sep 2018 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

^^^
IAF F-16 Block 70 vs PAF F-16 Block 50
OR
IAF Su-30 MKI vs PAF Su-35
by Khalsa
07 Sep 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

The reason Russians have not sold the bird to the Pakis is because pakistanis are bankrupt and do not have the Money and the other more important reason is if they do so then once and for all they will lose their only remaining large customer and the literal holy cash cow - India. Well summarised V...
by Khalsa
07 Sep 2018 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11519

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Comcasa is bigger than Doklam.
We have stood eyeball to eyeball before to the Chinese multiple times after the 62 war.

This is bigger than Doklam.
by Khalsa
06 Sep 2018 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

Rahul M wrote: Re: PM


Dear Saar,
I just realised that I don't have permission to send PM
in regards to your PM, my open apologies for all the posters that I took a swipe at.
It was below the belt and possibly driven by frustrations that I ought to have checked.

Happy BRFing
by Khalsa
05 Sep 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481289

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1036928317016788992 India's LCA Tejas crosses a major milestone towards final operational clearance (FOC), performs its first mid-air refuel. Details shortly. This a few months after the LCA's 1st hot refuel (pic below) & over a year after its first flight wi...
by Khalsa
05 Sep 2018 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

AON for new 114 jet tender to be cleared by center this week. https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/rafale-jets-mother-of-all-defence-deal-centre-nod-for-acquisition-114-fighter-jets-defence-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-india-us-russia-sweden/278987 Also there's a new Dog on the block & one...
by Khalsa
04 Sep 2018 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74059

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

I doubt it ... that it represents a syllabus oriented training programme
I think it represents a deep familiarisation exercise at most as the Pitch Black crew make their way back to the western hemisphere.
Either way, highly symbolic.
by Khalsa
03 Sep 2018 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1229
Views: 173284

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

Any bets for the fact opinion the MMRCA X.0 is another ploy to buy time for LCA MK1A, 2..et al? Yes I will take a bet on that. There is deliberate strategic thinking behind many purchases. Don't forget a month ago, we , Indonesia and Vietnam were granted a special exemption status by USA to operate...
by Khalsa
03 Sep 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1229
Views: 173284

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

that was a highly informative last page.
by Khalsa
03 Sep 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287877

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

Every time I read these articles about use of a secretive equipment etc etc etc. I wonder ... after all that training, upbringing (within the IAF life), living that patriotic duty and everything that goes on in 24 hours non-stop for 15 years of their life after they have spent 20 years growing up in...
by Khalsa
30 Aug 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 178
Views: 24539

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

No the Pakis do send their regular infantry to Cambarian Patrol. They have full faith in their front line infantry and its a capable infantry. If it wasn't it would not be holding the thinking and destiny, HOSTAGE of a country that is 7 times bigger than itself. Their infantry has worked extensively...
by Khalsa
22 Aug 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

When phillip says LCA comes with much imported components ... I am sure we can say FGFA will come with much imported components.
To be fair AMCA is the way forward

Lets Gripen our AMCA
build our frame, put Russian, Israeli , western components into it.
by Khalsa
21 Aug 2018 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 456171

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The helicopter and its systems to be capable for prolonged operation in the following Environmental/Operational conditions: iii. Helicopter Soak temperature limits are +700C to -300C. iv. The Helicopter is operated between +500C to -300C. Really ? 500 C what is it doing hovering above an active vol...
by Khalsa
18 Aug 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344400

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Dear Ashish its not like we have been appointed as joint advisory community to the PM and Minister of Defence. The idea of BR has been to educate, discuss and sometimes just analyse at the grassroots level so that next time there is a shoot off a Banyan tree growing past us mere grassroots , we tain...
by Khalsa
17 Aug 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344400

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Like Steve Balmer shouted developers developers developers developers
I shout

Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava Mekrava
Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun Arjun

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