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by davidn
08 Apr 2008 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1951
Views: 228436

Rudd is being heavily bribed by Chinese. I am surprised that Aussies are not taking any action against him. Don't they have a system of impeachment or no confidence vote? I think you'll find that in most democratic countries it takes far more than just a short sighted and narrowly focused foreign p...
by davidn
28 Nov 2007 05:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261371

Rishirishi wrote:solar heaters work well, but the warm water does not come before noon.


You can get hybrid solar/electric or solar/gas systems anyway.
by davidn
26 Nov 2007 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 434060

Let me get this straight... You want India to go for the twin engined PAKFA because it will give us strategic reach and the ability to strike at enemies wherever they may hide anywhere in an enormous radius around the country, and have a long range platform ready for naval adaptation that can interc...
by davidn
14 Sep 2007 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 388182

India train runs over 11 pilgrims The incident happened after a passenger train packed with Hindu pilgrims travelling from the city of Gonda to a local festival in Karnailganj town halted after some pilgrims pulled the emergency chain to collect water from the holy Saryu river. The pilgrims got dow...
by davidn
28 Jun 2007 19:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 60068

Suggest someone save relevant reports to HDD. Read an article which said that the CIA's been reclassifying a lot of run of the mill previously declassified stuff under the present government.
by davidn
20 Jun 2007 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 310096

Why exactly would you want India to spend hundreds of millions of dollars building a road from the Indian side of Maoist infested Nepal all the way to the Chinese side, just to get to a barren 8000m high rock? There's no revenue to be gained from tourism..if someone thinks its interesting enough to ...
by davidn
19 Jun 2007 09:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 106559

*sigh* Oh For crying out loud. I'm going to stop with my off the cuff sarcasm and hyperboles since they seems to generate more discussion than the actual issue at hand. I wasn't saying that kill ratios are a sole gauge of effectiveness. NOT THE ISSUE. But I would rather be taking home as small a num...
by davidn
19 Jun 2007 07:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 106559

wow, it is great to see some arm chair soldiers talk about short burst and what not. In combat, it is not a case of panicking or not. It is a matter of adrenalin rush. Ofcourse, the extreme stress can cause for some brown stuff to come rushing down through you know where. Worst of all in anti-terro...
by davidn
19 Jun 2007 05:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 106559

Let me reply on this topic from more of a layman understanding:- 2. Belt fed LMG is heavier, requires extra barrel and has to be handled by two men team to be moved easily. At this expense, we can have two INSAS-LMG which will give higher effective rate of fire from two sources, with less risk of i...
by davidn
18 Jun 2007 18:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 106559

I admit my small unit knowledge is almost entirely based on western doctrine, so input from someone well versed in IA tactics would be good :) But my point is enhancing the firepower of the section gives much more options, whilst not necessarily meaning ammunition wastage/inefficiency. Take for exam...
by davidn
18 Jun 2007 14:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 106559

A good gunner only fires on a target in short 3-5 round bursts unless he's got 100000 chinese running up the hill at him. He should also have the brains to know that if he loses his target at night, stop firing and reacquire it. As for the recomposure, I can only assume it has the opposite effect. ...
by davidn
05 Feb 2007 17:45
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 105062

is there a pic of the new LCH model? I couldn't find one in the galleries, but I find the galleries a bit confusing
by davidn
11 Nov 2005 03:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 135489

officers do the maintenance in the IAF? Surely not...there would be no enlisted at all except as secretaries!
by davidn
07 Nov 2005 13:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 135489

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1286344.cms Now, since when Yankees start teaching us how to run restaurants or cater food? And, what is wrong with indian dairy products? If they're paying, then the supplier has to meet their health standards/expectations and whatever other whims the...
by davidn
12 Sep 2005 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1650
Views: 186987

[url=http://www.thenextsuperpower.com/] EU the next super power [/url] Somehow, when 500 million people have so little taste for military activities that they can barely cobble together a paltry 2000 extra troops to *secure* the Afghan elections, I have to wonder at their superpower aspirations..
by davidn
02 May 2005 06:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86836

davidn - here is my take on your question. I have been attending these aero-shows in Bangalore since the first in 1993 and I seem to have photos of all - except the 1993 show. But 2005 is the first year in which I felt that my own camera equipment (state of the art once upon a time) was inadequate....
by davidn
30 Apr 2005 14:14
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86836

Harry and Arun, did you guys ever consider shooting some of your pics towards the IAF webmasters? To be frank, your galleries are much more than a few orders of magnitude better than the IAF PR corps seems to be able to put out! Some of your photo's of the SU-30's and ALH's in flight are absolutely ...
by davidn
23 Apr 2005 14:37
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86836

In terms of exterior glitz/painwork, however there is some catchup to do. But hey I am willing to let TSP take lead on paint job. I dont mind. For what matter is shooting colourful Puki ducks. :twisted: I think we're learning, slowly. The ALH's, IJT's and the PV2 mockup were very very pretty indeed...
by davidn
29 Mar 2005 06:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 130096

call me a bit naive, but for things like submarines, what is it that takes so long to evaluate? Have IN officers been driving the things around, or is the whole process based on paper specs and french charisma? I'm thinking the latter, since I can't imagine the Frenchies sending over someone elses S...
by davidn
17 Jan 2005 04:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 33324

very nice work guys!! very sexy indeed! :D
by davidn
01 Jul 2004 07:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 68791

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

happy birthday all!! my humble opinions... 1/ World domination, led by the BR collective 2/I know it sounds a little silly...but more pics in the army site! Tanks and jawans to be specific :) 3/ lol...a little self-criticism (self being on a nation level) is better than putting your head in the sand...
by davidn
01 Jun 2004 19:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 75566

Re: The Saras Flies!

why can't the guy who turned the IJT from this into this sexy creature get to work on the Saras' yucky primer?! :)
by davidn
19 May 2004 16:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 73211

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: > despite the unquestionable superiority of the > IAF along with the absense of riposte concept the above is also a major new change in the literature and mental posture. They probably think it'll help them get their FMS ultra-subsidised F-16 Blk.60's lol
by davidn
25 Mar 2004 04:00
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

very nice harry!

just one Q, do you know what that little gadget behind the MARS sights of the Tavor with the M203 on it is?
by davidn
06 Mar 2004 13:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 73211

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

most major exercises seem to take place in the Western sector. Are troops and formations from the other commands such as Eastern, Northern etc. brought in to give them some experience too, or are the formations all Western Command ones?
by davidn
27 Feb 2004 13:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

ohhh now i really have to see a pic of it!! *cries* ;)
by davidn
27 Feb 2004 11:57
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by Ashutosh: Originally posted by davidn: [b]is it just me, or does the new arjun model look like its turret is slightly lower in terms of silhouette? i like the abhay, any more pics? :) You're not alone - look in the previous pages of this thread :) [/b] hehe my bad. Only just fi...
by davidn
27 Feb 2004 11:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by aditya.g: It looks like the helmet the jerrys wore in WW2 :eek: Both Tatas and the GoI's xxxx-Dhaatu co were there but the latter displayed only the plain ol' armour and patka. Foiled! Did it resemble a modern kevlar combat helmet, with a slight 1930-45 german tinge, or was it ...
by davidn
27 Feb 2004 05:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Originally posted by ananth: Just got back after a good few weeks away, did anyone get any pics of the new infantry combat helmets and gear from DEFEXPO or otherwise? David, How does the new Infantry combat helmet look? What are the materials used? Thanks, Ananth I don't have a clue my friend, all ...
by davidn
26 Feb 2004 11:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

is it just me, or does the new arjun model look like its turret is slightly lower in terms of silhouette? i like the abhay, any more pics? :)
by davidn
26 Feb 2004 11:25
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 95414

Re: Defence Expo 2004

just got back after a good few weeks away, did anyone get any pics of the new infantry combat helmets and gear from DEFEXPO or otherwise?
by davidn
23 Dec 2003 11:39
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 12171

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2003

Originally posted by m n kumar: Army unveils plan to equip infantryman for tomorrow's wars deepaik seems to change the URL when archived. Article has moved to [url=http://www.deepikaglobal.com/archives/ENG3_sub.asp?newsdate=12/22/2003&ccode=ENG3&hcode=34736] Army unveils plan to equip infan...
by davidn
21 Nov 2003 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 877
Views: 205453

Re: Reorganizing India's COIN & Border Mgmt Forces

on the bright side they seem to have moved upto the INSAS from the FAL.

On the not so bright side...yeah the rest of their gear does leave a little to be desired.
by davidn
01 Nov 2003 13:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 69311

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Originally posted by Ray: Originally posted by davidn: I tried to get to the URL quite afew times. It didn't work. Would it be possible for you to post whats written? Thanks. too easy ;) http://www.eubusiness.com/afp/031030141843.8xjyvw08 India to invest in Galileo satellite project: EU 30 October ...

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