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by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 927
Views: 46860

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^ personally I'm a little sceptical abt funding our neighbours for developing their infrastructure. Our domestic infrastructure and our people should be first priority. Like Bangladesh is developing textile industry, and the Barons of Tirupur in TN are moving over there, setting up shop. All helped ...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2019 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504574

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So will all future strategic missile tests be announced only on regional news channels like Loksatta and Kanak News?

Wat abt " Star of Mysore", hainji ?
by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 16510

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

^ Ha ha, true that, Saar. You and me both. The official machinery has made it difficult for us to find out about the past, maybe deliberately or by apathy. I remember a post about our Intelligence Bureau. Apparently after partition, the Paki side had disappeared with all the files. So for a good no....
by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2019 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 16510

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

^ Chetak Sir, Even a layman with a passing intrest will be hard pressed to find decent information about some Empires. Let's start with Mauryan empire. The online dates are 322 to 185 BC. The Empire didn't last beyond this, as the last king was killed by his Sunga general, who founded the next Empir...
by dinesh_kimar
13 Nov 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732092

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Four Indian firms including Tata, Adani in final race for Rs 25,000 crore chopper deal for Navy. Four Indian firms including Tata, Adani, Mahindra Defence Systems and Bharat Forge As has been pointed out in these very forums previously, thehe LUH performs the same functions as Cheetah, Chetak and t...
by dinesh_kimar
10 Nov 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2797
Views: 461405

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

^ The IAF roundel in new location is difficult to paint due to fuselage curvature. The earlier location was standardized on all types, incl. Egypt / other builds. This location has a new accessory, looks like an access door, pointing to an "India specific enhancement". (Speculation: happy ...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Nov 2019 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492920

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

yensoy wrote:
This joker is one seriously confused individual


Yes, he's got it all backwards. ( No pun intended !)
by dinesh_kimar
08 Nov 2019 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 187
Views: 49562

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We have indegenised almost entire tank, close to 95 %. This was in one of shows of Maj. Gaurav Arya. The high cost of Russian royalties can perhaps smartly be avoided, possibly by introducing a new Tank, mechanically similar in nature. Avadi built T-90 for 10 years, but no variants or product improv...
by dinesh_kimar
08 Nov 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67716

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

^ why reverse engineer the losing tank in battle, hain ji ?
by dinesh_kimar
06 Nov 2019 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371342

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is very unusual for the US and is probably also why India did not back down in spite of a strident and belligerent china Chetak Saar, the US is much closer to S. Korea and Philippines than India. When China bullied these two nations, there was no US intervention. The Chinese rammed their Naval...
by dinesh_kimar
05 Nov 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504574

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ wow ! Why would they need a supersonic missile with a thermonuclear warhead ? Carrier killer role against the Nimitz Class ? Regarding the NOTAM, an SLBM test showcasing 5500+ km range and 3x MIRV is long overdue for our minimum nuclear deterrence. Shiv Saar long advocated a 20 kt deterrence as su...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Oct 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 51133

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Even the "Built" from Raw material Al 31 FP produces 123Kn wet and about 75Kn dry thrust... Oh, this is brilliant ! Congrats Aditya Saab, I never realised it myself until I saw your post. Actually it's simple. Why are we scratching and struggling for an AMCA engine when we build the AL 31...
by dinesh_kimar
27 Oct 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964902

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Looking at above posts, what I understand is the following: Both Reliability of engine and power output is important. Here, the Reliability of engine is easier to achieve. All the manufacturers struggled to achieve target power , and reliability crept in later. Now, our critical requirement for a li...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Oct 2019 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4065
Views: 756299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Hee hee, all our stalwarts are alert to red flags this time. It's a riot ! - Bong - indian origin US economist - Ford foundation - American wife - JNU - poverty elevation - Nobel prize. It's like an MMS dream sequence. I'm laughing with glee how TOI editorials will come out now. I should probably be...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Oct 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67716

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

I don't think we could afford many radars then, when our people were skipping meals on certain days. Our armoured brigade was equipped with lorries instead of tanks. The economy was in crisis as agriculture output was flat from 1961-1964, but heavy spending on industry had weakened our finances. The...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Oct 2019 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 845
Views: 128571

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

One has to give it to the leadership of Turkey, Iran & Saud that they have the balls to pick fights and act as bullies. Where do these countries get so much over confidence from! Erdogan is attacking Syria, a raped and discarded nation. Maybe nothing much to it. He didn't attack Iran. He won't ...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371342

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I recently read an interview of Subhash Bose' s family member, probably his elder brother. He mentioned that SCB was often in hiding, had become a master of disguise, as the British had tried to kill him a no. of times. So.....if one became a thorn in the British flesh, they would be eliminated. Won...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Oct 2019 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371342

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ LBS was a very good choice for India. - He had to work in Congress with Nehru's men and produce results. - He did. - Its well known that he strengthened and carried fwd defence production (Vijayant Tank, L1A1 SLR Rifle, 105 mm gun, 51mm mortar, local ammo, Gnat fighter, etc.) - He won the 1965 war...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Oct 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964902

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Some Assumptions from above slide : WKT the French / SAFRAN have already been given access to the Kaveri in an advisory capacity, and know a little about its shortcomings. Hence, their proposal is essentially some "countermeasures" for major shortcomings of the Kaveri, which they have pre...
by dinesh_kimar
02 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157218

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

*added later.
- The engine is coupled to a special gearbox from Renk, who build this version only for MAN.
by dinesh_kimar
02 Oct 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157218

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Can the 1500 HP engine which DRDO is developing for army tank be used in Project 75 designed submarines? The MAN engine used on Submarines has subtle differences from the regular product range. It's really State-of -the-art. - The engine block is a special design, it acts as a "raft" , pr...
by dinesh_kimar
01 Oct 2019 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504574

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wow, Zee Rajasthan reporting 5 "explosions" that rocked the town, earth shaking, shutters and doors slammed, etc.

Rajnath visited on 16th Sept, and army exercises going on right now........High activity, with many visitors, comings and goings, IAF planes,etc.

Hope they tested.......
by dinesh_kimar
22 Sep 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447444

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is because Indians have not invested in finding their origins and left it to the West to do it. This is sadly true. Our ASI is one of the most inept organisations around. Even places like UK and Thailand punch above their weight in history and culture. Our heritage is a source of employment an...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Aug 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124760

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I have heard from some folk that few ATAGS has been inducted into the IA. Apparently being built in 2 plants by Kalyani (60% of total guns) and Tata Power (40%). Barrel : Kalyani 100% The breech is fully localised , built by both plants. Total order greater than 100 I believe. I sincerely hope that ...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Aug 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This Nag missile can only be fired from modified BMP 2 "Namica". The other options still being developed is the helicopter mounted variant. I understand that It is difficulty to position this BMP on LOC terrain (based on videos I see), and physically manhandling the 42 kg Missile will also...
by dinesh_kimar
21 Aug 2019 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371342

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Chidu's arrest was masterfully done. Full marks to an astute and brilliant political genius. I think first term was to understand the rules of the game, and now is to reap the harvest. However, economy could have been handled differently, without GST of high 18%, as well as creating liquidity cris...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Aug 2019 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964902

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

A possible application of Kaveri could have been a Mig 21 re-engine. It's slightly smaller than the Tumansky R-25, weighs about the same at 1212 kg, and makes 70+ KN, compared to Russian engine's 69 KN. (The 98 KN speed burst for only 180 seconds has to be engineered in too.) The turbofan and FADEC ...
by dinesh_kimar
16 Aug 2019 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371170

Re: Deterrence

May be planning a series of nuclear tests, to validate 200kt + yields.

Situations in our neighborhood is growing more complicated, a Civilization fight may be at hand.
by dinesh_kimar
30 Jul 2019 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3442
Views: 549320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

In the past two years, there has been more steps to contain China than the preceding 70 years. The Namo govt has operationalized nuclear ballistic submarines, tested ASATs, launched dedicated military satellites, conducted external surgical strikes on PLA trained guriellas, intruded into non Indian ...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Jul 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472022

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The IN is not gifting this boat to Burma, despite the press reports that state so. This will be covertly operated by an Indian crew, with a token Burmese crew on board. Chess move to counter PLAN presence in the area. And a smart move. The map makes things clear. The easiest way for a submarine pat...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Jul 2019 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472022

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

u209 looks very durable worldwide. the most successful post war SSK design i think...even the israeli dolphin class is a u209 variant. To add to the above, both Kilo and Type 209 are equally successful, with abt 70 subs of both types produced (ballpark). Neither is a lemon, both are good designs, g...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Jul 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258238

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Aiyee.......... ye foolish yindoos...

You having flag on moon in 2019 is no big deal.

Pakistan has moon on flag since 1947.

India copied from us, Reparations are due !!
by dinesh_kimar
17 Jul 2019 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371342

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Tapasee Pannu.

The context is her ongoing fight with Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga (Arjun Reddy Telgu film , and remake Kabir Singh) who said hate crime is expression of love.

So she cleverly used this for equal equal.
by dinesh_kimar
16 Jul 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 797463

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Wrt the above discussions on HTT-40. Personally, I am all for indegenisation, but the HAL record with HPT-32 was poor. I had searched abt the problems a few years ago, and came up with these two issues.( Its mostly writing from memory, so my dear BRF brothers will forgive small errors). 1. Lycomin...
by dinesh_kimar
16 Jul 2019 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627893

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Almost 60 years from 1962 war, they have finally built the set target of 61 strategic roads leading to the LAC , a total of 2000 km.

Also the guns are coming , hundreds of 155 mm pieces.
by dinesh_kimar
14 Jul 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418419

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^ Saar, in previous posts in Kaveri thread, I had given testing info as per MIL -500E spec (aero engine test). They had completed a 150 h endurance test, which was qualified by SNECMA. Next was flight tests. The then SAs of DRDO had talked abt flight testing by 2017, subsequent 2019 on an LCA after ...
by dinesh_kimar
11 Jul 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1220
Views: 175161

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

^ Regarding the IAF attitude to imports, was talking to an old grey haired uncleji recently: Apparently, IAF not happy with the Tejas.....because it's budget goes for a toss. Sunk costs are 1.5 times a Su-30 MKI. Twin engined 123 kN vs 86 KN single engine. 4 ton bomb load, 1800 km range vs 14 ton, 5...
by dinesh_kimar
01 Jul 2019 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964902

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

One of the ISRO CE engines has the third highest thrust in the world, after EU and USA.

(Better than the Russian , Chinese and Japanese engines).
by dinesh_kimar
01 Jul 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964902

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Regarding Post by Rohit Vats ji in IAF thread abt Maruti re-heat engine: The GTRE delivered a 29 KN version with reheat for the project. The thrust was sufficient to transform Maruti to it's full potential. The main drawbacks expressed by GTRE director AVM Chaudhary were : 1. Area ruling problem men...

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