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by JayS
17 Nov 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

I tried to find if SC has published transcript of the proceedings. Looks like they dont do that. I didnt find portal to access that data. One can find judgements, daily orders, case status and so on. But not entire proceedings. If anyone know that record is published and how to get it, please let me...
by JayS
17 Nov 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

SaiK wrote:Media is working with kangrez baazies..

Duh..

Wish there was a video recording available or atleast transcrpts of the proceedings available. Its utter waste of time to figure out what was exactly said from MSM reports.

Srutayus,
Relax. No offense taken. I know you have good intentions.
by JayS
17 Nov 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 907
Views: 137587

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Regarding the sea gripen. It will be evaluated and found wanting, nothing wrong in taking a dekko at different bird to get ideas.... Ideas..? From a plane which doesnt exist..? And from a company which has no demonstrated technical capability..? We have all the known experts in Naval aviation alrea...
by JayS
17 Nov 2018 17:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626489

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ pankajs and venkar_r, Please desist from making it a personal fight, you two. Keep it to the point. I am cleaning up useless posts.
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

Srutayus wrote:
Hope this provides some background regarding the offsets..

Looks like you are late to the party. Rest assured, I am already convinced that this is perhaps the cleanest deal ever in the history of Indian Def acquicision. And I support further follow on order of 36.
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 581268

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

Folks please take the radar specific discussion to Radar thread.
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

JV between all organs LRDE, ISRO, the GMRT people in pune we need to pool resources and get this done. There is a ongoing JV between DRDO and ISRO under project Kautilya. Another one of those projects which is not talked about much. Its supposed to be some space based ELNIT system or something like...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

https://deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op-ed/161118/false-info-false-testimony-in-rafale-dogfight.html False info, false testimony in Rafale dogfight This doesn't mean that the Rafale isn't reqd. by the IAF.That fact is not in dispute and the IAF brass who've been always kept outside financial negotia...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 907
Views: 137587

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

I agree with you and what I wrote was after considering what u have written. But I have no faith in mango man after seeing many educated mango man and women...incl retired service personnel....I have first hand experience of what you speak of. I know of the LCA prog from when many here were wearing...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 907
Views: 137587

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

It probably just kagaji karwai. Bu then the tender could have had a clause to remove paper planes from the contest. Clearly someone wants Gripen in there. But the least that IN chief can do it to dismiss paper N-Gripen, when dismissing NLCA which has far far more chances of qualifying. What would a...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

>> Shourya has been left at the wayside, I suspect, because it is likely waiting for a proper use case from the services. as per the known materials on web, Shourya could lob a brahmos type 300kg warhead out to 1500km. I think its use case has not yet arrived because IA has no assets like JSTARs or...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 907
Views: 137587

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Kartik and Disha it might not be the IN choice at all but added to satisfy the MoD arcane rules of single vendor situation. One question does the naval Rafale have same engine as the land based one? It probably just kagaji karwai. Bu then the tender could have had a clause to remove paper planes fr...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I think what the article was impling was that recomendation was given to create land based Strategic N delivery missiles based on K series rather than a separate Agni series. That way there would have been commonality of production. I have been perplexed about dumping of Shourya for a while now. Bu...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

JayS, Shourya is a hypersonic vehicle and its range is too much for Pak and too little for China. Expect an evolution once the core technology is proven. Rishi_Tri, I dont think so. A6 will happen as ballistic is still the king of delivery vehicles. K series are hypersonic stable. A series are ball...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

Its a matter of judicial overreach, not the one of transparency. We need to keep some leeway for people at the top so they can take decisions based on judgement calls. Question can be asked on how Ambani was chosen as a partner company. In this particular context and the case topic should have been ...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

BTW if Adm Arun Prakash recommended scrapping Agni and concentrate only on K series he was not comprehensive. In all major powers land based provide prompt response and protect the sea based deterrent which has its own short comings : bases, boats, accuracy But all these are for deterrence thread. ...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

It is rocket powered for sure. This is the Kh-15 equivalent We have two separate plans for the ASMP-A-equivalent as well. One is the Brahmos-mini and the other will be based on the upcoming LFRJ engine. I think we should invest in long range bombers if we are getting into these kind of missiles. Ye...
by JayS
16 Nov 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Indranil, remember this. You are (IMHO) absolutely on the right track. See Air Launched Missile on the right. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/the-big-story/story/20101129-the-secret-k-missile-family-744797-2010-11-20 Brilliant find Karan. There has been at least one past reference to Rudra MIII ...
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

^^Yesterday I was seeing feed from similar law related handle which give live commentary on key cases. It was reporting pretty much the same as what DDM is saying today. I have read the above version too, but then it became difficult to know who is giving most accurate factual description of what re...
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

kit wrote:
JayS wrote:


are these the anti radiation missiles ?


No. We have NGARM for that one.
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917665

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another set of missiles on which there has been a huge shroud of secrecy has been the Rudra II, Rudra IIA and Rudra III ASMs. They have been acknowledged: 1. air2surface missile to be tested from Su-30 with 2. 200 kg payload (for Rudra II) 3. Has IIR seeker. P.S. Line drawing of the Rudra MIII from...
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Gslv mk3 has matched the ariane4 figure to gto and by attaching 4 boosters to first stage will it improve? Sats are getting bigger for tv and internet but 7t to leo and 4t to gto should cover a lot of the addressable market Some of the heavy sats are mil payloads and not launched outside of home co...
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

whats with branding Su30MKI, LCA and M2K as 3.5 Generation and Rafale being 5th Genration by the Senior IAF officers..? I see statements by IAF officers to SC bench reported by many sources - - "So, virtually no induction has taken place between 1985 and 2018". - M2K, LCA, Su30 are 3.5 gen...
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 13:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2667
Views: 327267

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

hanumadu wrote:Lessons learnt from Train 18 being applied else where by ICF.



Brilliant.
by JayS
15 Nov 2018 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

Nothing has been revealed bar an overwrought Twitter users fevered imagination. See https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/china-j20-stealth-fighter-rafale-indian-air-force-3737350/lite/ Chinese J-20 stealth fighter not cause for concern, Rafale too has stea...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Added Later : Figure out best Cartosat resolution satellite and then mentally raise its orbit to GEO. Calculate what resolution pics will it capture from its new perch. That will be the limit to our present capability unless we have achieved some spectacular breakthrough. Wont work that simply. The...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Our watchful eyes from LEO have pretty respectable capability. Our capabilities are among the best in the world. There was time in fact around late 1990s when ISRO has the best resolution imagery capability in the world for few years. Some American company improved on that and we again caught up wit...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

Kashi wrote:I wonder if that was the plan all along, to somehow get the details into the public domain.

Could be and GOI idiotically fell for it. They could have shown middle finger to SC. SC asked either the details or an affidavit on why details cannot be submitted. GOI shared details by choice.
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

This GSAT has a Advanced Camera onboard. Wonder what would be the use of it. Anyone knows..? https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/11/14/gslv-mk3-d2-gsat-29/ Sivan told Indian media the satellite will also carry tech demo payloads to investigate laser communications links between two satellites in space....
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215774

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

A whole lot of idiotic statements seems to have been made in SC today. Stuff like - LCA/Su30 are 3.5 Gen, Rafale is 5th Gen, Su30 is the latest induction in IAF etc (reportedly by very senior IAF officer), How can PM talk about deal which was not concluded so on and so forth. - source @barandbench t...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Tasks for 6 Satellite missions and 4 Launch Missions to be completed by January per chairman in his address. Mission team in place for GaganYaan. First Unmanned mission to be achieved by Dec 2020 he further added. Correction - Dec 2021. Two more ComSat launches coming in Dec, before Chandrayaan-2 n...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

This GSAT has a Advanced Camera onboard. Wonder what would be the use of it. Anyone knows..?
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I just love the Shuddh Hindi commentary. In fact when he uses some Urdu or English word it almost makes me annoyed about it. :-) The other day I was watching a video on how NASA manages to show uber class videos of launches. They developed high class cameras, some of which are put of Anti-aircraft g...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

JayS wrote:Performance looks slightly better than expected.


Once the closed loop guidance kicked in at around 150s the gaps was brought down. Till then slightly better performance than predicted. In next launch we will see the gap gone as the predicted trajectory will be fined tuned.
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Performance looks slightly better than expected.
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Auto launch sequence has started. D2 stands for second developmental flight. After successful launch of this mission GSLV MK3 will be declared as "Operational". Since the Sat is going to focus on provide high bandwidth connectivity to J&K and NE, it could be a key capability for Defens...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3069
Views: 505586

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:The ease with which the Paki handles the joystick between his legs .....


:rotfl: :rotfl:
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I dont know about ISRO launch vehicle specific info but generically speaking solid rockets have very long shelf life, hence they are preferred for Missile application which need shelf life running into a decade or two. The liquid rockets have much smaller shelf life and they have to be fueled just b...
by JayS
14 Nov 2018 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575742

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Could that be due to some other planned launch from the same launch pad..? Tracking and communication. Particularly tracking and communication required by partner space agencies and tracking & comm stations. Each launch sequence needs a commitment on time and resource allocation from partner ag...

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