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by Sribabu
17 Dec 2004 21:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 148775

Y I Patel wrote:Bouqets or brickbats, keep them coming folks! :D


Which one do you prefer? We can give you whatever you need to keep you going. :wink:
by Sribabu
17 Dec 2004 16:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 148775

I am still waiting for the update to original stream from Rudra.
by Sribabu
16 Jun 2004 19:42
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84817

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Originally posted by Daulat: sribabu - whilst PAF may go for a use it or lose it scenario, they are more likely to go for a hide it and maintain H&D after Unkil has stopped the war scenario too. Note how saddam chose to hide the bulk of his air assets. i suspect that the pakgenerals will think ...
by Sribabu
16 Jun 2004 19:27
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84817

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Looking at the WZC and the problems with CS that I have raised, I think PLA is banking on the indecision of the Indian Govt. from launching pre-emptive attacks. I am sure our guys will not be ready to launch them with the fear of starting the war. How do we educate them that certain actions by the f...
by Sribabu
16 Jun 2004 16:35
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84817

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

The last time there was a trigger - attack on parliament, there was more than 48hr lag before the army was asked to mobilise. I think it was only Navy, which immediately set out to sea without having to wait for the mobilisation orders (please correct me if I am wrong). It is being assumed that once...
by Sribabu
16 Jun 2004 16:23
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84817

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Cold start - Some thoughts. The political leaders of the country have no idea of how to fight a war and what it entails. They have always reacted (may be except for '71) and the last fight (Kargil) was within our boundaries. There has been no long term or strategic aims. For example, the chinese are...
by Sribabu
09 Jun 2004 14:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 74901

Re: The Saras Flies!

Ways to reduce the weight. a. Reduce the weight of individual components. This could be achieved by change of material, such as replacing metalic components with lighter and stronger composites method of manufacture, such that the manufacturing process will result in a stronger component but lighter...
by Sribabu
08 Jun 2004 20:12
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 97896

Re: Kargil Revisited

The rebuttal seems to imply that the army's recommendation was not to cross LOC, which the govt. accepted?????
by Sribabu
08 Jun 2004 14:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 74901

Re: The Saras Flies!

From whatever I have read, almost all of the newly designed aircraft have over weight prototypes. Once the design itself is validated and the designers are happy with the flight characteristics, they go about reducing the weight by modifying / changing individual components. Even the JSF and F/A 22 ...
by Sribabu
13 May 2004 17:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 71599

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Is the term "air mobile" mainly to denote that the whole unit can be moved/transported by air or is it something to do with how they are actually used in battle?

TIA,
Sri
by Sribabu
12 May 2004 14:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 71599

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

I am of the view that the cold start scenario will NOT work for the Indo-Pak situation. This is simply because,unlike Pakistan, India does not have a fixed and stated objective or strategy for Pakistan. It has always reacted to Pakistans' moves, but never acted pro-actively. Even in 1971, the initia...
by Sribabu
06 May 2004 19:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 64454

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by Vick: Something that made me think from the picture thread. If the Taj was camo'ed for Parakram, then the Indian military expected and/or allowed for PAF planes to make an ingress that far deep into Indian territory? Preparing for the worst case scenario does not mean we expect...
by Sribabu
10 Mar 2004 17:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 26939

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

Originally posted by John Umrao: I tried to take pictures with my Minolta (SRT 201) but I didnt get a good shot. It was spectacular to say the least, we were around 31,000 feet cruising. Strictly speaking, it is illegal to take picture while in air in India. According to the rules/law, your photo b...
by Sribabu
01 Mar 2004 17:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 26939

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

The problem of haze effects GA in UK too. Here the cause is Saharan dust. It effects visibility from ground level to 3000ft (usually) which is the region in which most of the Mil. flying happens(in Uk it is generally below 600ft). In this haze, though the sun is out and bright, the visibility can re...
by Sribabu
22 Aug 2003 13:03
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003
Replies: 23
Views: 2976

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003

India'a Upgraded Il-38 flies (Air Forces Monthly, Sept 2003) The first modified IL-38 for the Indian Navy was flown on July 10th from Ilyushin's factory airfield at Khodynka in Moscow to the Gromov Flight Test Centre at Zhukovskii where it will shortly commence its flight test programme. The aircraf...
by Sribabu
19 May 2003 21:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 55436

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

For the north east, having RADARs with doppler mode will be ideal to get rid of the ground clutter. I don't know if such surveillance radars exist in the Indian inventory.

Sri
by Sribabu
10 May 2003 14:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 54947

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

narayanan, My opinion is, Looking and comparing just landing speeds will be losing the issue in the nitty gritty. The issues are not just landing speeds(which ofcourse is a pointer) but also the reaction of the aircraft while performing high-energy and high G manoevers. With Mig21, the pilot goes di...
by Sribabu
17 Mar 2003 18:13
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122141

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by Mohan Raju: (Shiv, please bear with me here. I have good reason for this post. In fact, I may contact you privately by email about a related matter). Sribabu: Please email me: mohanraju@flashmail.com Thanks. Hi Mohan, I have seen your post only today. Check your inbox. Regards,...
by Sribabu
10 Mar 2003 15:54
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122141

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Shivji, Please email me. I shall volunteer for UK, if Abhaey can't do it, as I have Paypal already setup(done for AY cd). I have CD copier, though it might be a bit difficult to do large numbers, I should be able to handle the demand from UK. I am not sure of Europe yet as I don't know the postage c...
by Sribabu
01 Mar 2003 02:48
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122141

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by Mohan Raju: How should I go about reproducing a VCD? I run Windows 2000, and I have Roxio EasyCD 5.2. Is this a simple enough problem to solve (like reproducing a music CD, for example)? Yes, you just use the copy CD option. Just like you want make a copy of whole CD, not the i...
by Sribabu
14 Feb 2003 22:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 60066

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Vishnu, Thanks for an excellent and concise report. Vishnu, Jagan and Nitin, Looks like you guys are nitpicking and loosing sight of some interesting info. From the following facts </font> ⋅ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> IAF Mirages have RDM </font></li> ⋅ ...
by Sribabu
23 Dec 2002 23:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 33814

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

Originally posted by RajeevT:
Army planned offensive in PoK in January

http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/dec/23army.htm
What about this?
Vij did not talk of plans to attack PoK: Spokesman
by Sribabu
05 Nov 2002 19:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 35535

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

Originally posted by aditya.g: Daulat: the article also seems to imply that IAF jaguars are seeing more flying hours than RAF or Armee de l'Aire jaguars hence finding of the problem earlier excellent observation! :roll: but maybe it was the local climate which caused it earlier on? Though I am not ...
by Sribabu
21 May 2002 15:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 57767

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/may/21war3.htm

Any guesses on why he need to go back?
Also, this looks like something for the press only, not real ops.
by Sribabu
13 Jul 2001 20:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 42
Views: 19919

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

My 2 bits.<P>The indian defense and/or research establishment does not work to projects which are defined by an end product like NASA/US establishments. While the US develops their technologies by building something tangible (like X-33) and build a whole lot of expereince and technologies which can ...
by Sribabu
10 Jul 2001 14:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Sagrika - Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 9190

Re: Sagrika - Discussion

From an old report which we discussed on BR(I can't find the thread at the moment), I recall that Sagarika is just the launcher. We discussed along the lines of using compressed air to push the missile out of water and then initiating the firing of the missile. This was done when there was a report ...
by Sribabu
25 Jan 2001 01:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 31988

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

How about giving the task of engine development to BHEL/Chittaranjan locomotives/Diesel locomotive works . They have been making huge diesel engines for long and could put their experience for some use.<P>I believe that India has the capability to develop the required units. What is required is some...
by Sribabu
18 Jan 2001 03:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42858

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<A HREF="http://www.defense-aerospace.com/afp/defense/010116161222.yu1yw8qm.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.defense-aerospace.com/afp/defense/010116161222.yu1yw8qm.html</A> <P>How about India joining them?<P>Sri
by Sribabu
09 Jan 2001 00:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42858

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

Calvin,<P>I don't think so. Remember that GF wanted to call ABV as soon as it took off and others had to stop him and make him wait till it landed safely.<P>On the other hand, that could be to throw the people off Image<P>Sri
by Sribabu
09 Jan 2001 00:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42858

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

Amitabh,<P>I concur with Guru Dronacharya. <P>It is also stated that multiple aircraft will be used to do different tests to reduce the timeframe. <P>Though there are reports about the second aircraft flying in couple of months, there has not been much news about the first one flying again. If the f...

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