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by dinesh_kimar
19 Apr 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16427

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Old DD archive footage from the 80s' on Mirage 2000. Good stuff.

https://youtu.be/2zT0XxHqiV0
by dinesh_kimar
19 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4681
Views: 313631

Re: Deterrence

Other devices exist as well. Comparision with Russian SS-28 deployed in 2016 indicates MT yield. Specifically mentioned to target city like Austin, Texas or New York. Chinese single warhead designs of 2.8 to 3.3 MT also exist, as do US designs of 4 MT, many air dropped by their Strategic Air Command...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Apr 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4681
Views: 313631

Re: Deterrence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India has the “mother of nuclear bombs”. H bomb posession is already known, with some experts saying possible yield up to 250 kt. North Korea tested within this range in 2016. It's nothing new. When he spoke the above words, I think he means a class of...
by dinesh_kimar
13 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^ Beautiful post saar, captures the situation very well.
by dinesh_kimar
10 Apr 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^ Saar, in this case it was Carbon silicate based composite (CSi/CSi) for A/B flaps. It is more heat resistant to 1400 deg approx, and lighter than previously used metal flap. TBC previously used not required anymore, for this component. (Thermal barrier coating). (Density was 2.5 g/cc vs. Nickel al...
by dinesh_kimar
08 Apr 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Just like Eurofighter used both RB 199 and EJ 200 for first test flight, so too the Mig 29 with Kaveri and RD 33. The RD 33 is about 40.5 inch diameter, 155 inch length, 1050 kg. Kaveri is about 35.5 inch diameter, 160 inch length, 1250 kg. Very similar dimensions, the CG changes can be suitably adj...
by dinesh_kimar
08 Apr 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370719

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Is it worse than Pakistan? IMHO, Pakistani kit has traditionally been better than ours. This has even been expressed by our senior officers / Service chiefs during 1965 and other conflicts. First submarine, Patton tanks, F-16 fighters, weapons locating radar, etc. are few examples. The reason is th...
by dinesh_kimar
07 Apr 2019 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^ some stuff is imported. The Hindu says: - powerpack ( Bofors used Mercedes engine for self propelled shoot n scoot capability. Rumoured discussions with Force motors, for one of their Mercedes derivative engines.) - Electronics suite ( maybe sensors, imagers type of stuff. As lead agency is BEL, m...
by dinesh_kimar
05 Apr 2019 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2632
Views: 258230

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Abt Massa arms sales to desh. IMHO, a good thing. Have seen the benefit of massa influence here on BRF forums. The regular military and Air Force exercises have stood us in good stead. All old books advised to exercise and sweat our military, but we were not doing it, there was no major stuff, Brass...
by dinesh_kimar
01 Apr 2019 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 24
Views: 3640

Re: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

^ wow, i can almost imagine Singha Saar coming up with a description , something on the lines of " They stood still, silent and watchful in the early morning haze, 4 tall sentinels, proud and strong, terrible symbols of the nations strength." Some Lovecraft and LOTR inspired stuff speciali...
by dinesh_kimar
01 Apr 2019 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3146
Views: 440478

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Regarding ITBP Movement, this highlights one of many lopsided situations in our present system. Army has to deal with different paramilitaries in different sectors, sometimes in same state such as J&K. For eg, we have highest variety of paramiliary forces in the world (not only variety, but also...
by dinesh_kimar
31 Mar 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Wow, it took the entire Pakistani state and all the official machinery one full month to ferry journalists to Balakot site, despite the site being empty with no casualties. And Bajwa has briefed Imran Khan for second time in the month, despite being no casualties among the Pakis. The Indians are det...
by dinesh_kimar
31 Mar 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93095

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^ The information on ASAT weapons suggests that US used nuclear warheads in 1960s, which are not considered any longer by all parties involved. Considerable risk to own satellites are also involved. Soviet Union used co-orbital satellite weapon, a Weaponised satellite chasing target on same orbit, w...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Mar 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Apparently 2 Airstrikes carried out when Parrikar was DefMin.

The man had guts....
by dinesh_kimar
29 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93095

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^ wow very nice pic.

I believe it is an A4 stage, not A5.

The size is relative cause earlier A4 pics we are used to are from some distance off, and it looks pencil like.

For eg, the booster stage of A4 is 1 m dia., half the size of the people in the picture, I think.
by dinesh_kimar
29 Mar 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93095

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^ when I was a kid during the Cold War, a Russian request for India to stop an arms race in outer space would have been equated with science fiction.
by dinesh_kimar
27 Mar 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93095

Re: Indian ASAT test

^ IR saar, sorry for OT, it's been a matter of faith for many years now that the K4 has 2 m diameter and about 12 m Length, both to fit into the hull and be compatible with the undersea adapter having 2.3 m dia. Why would DRDO make smaller dimensions when range is so important? Maybe its a composite...
by dinesh_kimar
27 Mar 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93095

Re: Indian ASAT test

^ yeah, internet says Microsat-R weighs 740 kg, launched in 277 km orbit (as we already know), and has military application. Apparently orbital imaging satellite. Weight seems a lot, dunno wat to make of it. Maybe it's form factor and signature is typical military target envisaged for the ASAT weapo...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Mar 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16427

Refuellers for IAF

Apparently, the US has a refueller based on C-130J platform which has these features: - Modular fuel tanks of 26 tons - good for Helos and Fighter jets (speed 280 knots so fighters are comfortable with turbo prop) - Pallet load of 20 ton cargo retained if mission requires it - All other missions as ...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Mar 2019 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 137
Views: 29607

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Very decent E- Book released on DRDO website about products offered for Export. Overall good show, at least in show casing products and preparing a catalogue. However, some items, such as offering Kaveri engine, seems over optimistic, while Dhanush / Sharang not offered is self goal (OFB is mfg. Age...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Mar 2019 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

News sites indeed reporting Chinese troops near Indo Pak border in Sindh. Apparently 17000 troops, including 4000 SF. These troops are not deployed to: - Keep peace - Reduce tensions - deter terrorism They have been placed to subdue India, an overt threat. They are preventing us from hitting back th...
by dinesh_kimar
21 Mar 2019 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ I understand that though they are from same tribe, not actually related. Both are tigers, eh? If Imran thinks that tall good looking pathans will put the short dark yindoo masses to order, naturally dominating genetic superiority will win the day, then he needs to wake up and smell the coffee. AAK...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Mar 2019 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ He met them fairly recently after Balakot (National Security Council). Imran has more nuke threats during the crisis than conducted service chiefs meetings. (Upholding local customs and traditions?) Making another nuke threat won't cut it, their awaam will question Imran's empty words, India remai...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Mar 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ bababanaras clearly meant 5000 mortars were fired. He even put up a representative picture. As mentioned above, IA would use either 81 mm or 120 mm shell. The 120 mm shell is as destructive as one type of Bofors shell(cargo?), with abt 5 kg explosive, and the steel shell fragments to more than 300...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Mar 2019 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ bababanaras reports accurately abt incidents 10-20 hours before it appears in regular news channels. Details seem spot on, names of the sector, etc. It's not a local source confined to particular sector, but accurate reports over multiple sectors, in different states like J&K, Rajasthan and Pu...
by dinesh_kimar
13 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537168

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ Chinese may not change stance on Masood Azar. It is valuable pain point against India, which they can use to keep us on backfoot, maybe even negotiate for concessions such as Border, trade, market access, gag Dalai Lama, etc. Also doesn't hurt their standing among Pakis. More importantly, India wo...
by dinesh_kimar
27 Feb 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128217

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

From avbl information, Lockheed Martin's F-16 is much superior to the Mig-21-93 in all aspects. To win a dogfight, either of the two conditions is necessary. 1. The Mig gets a shot off first, either with the R-77 or R-73. Unlikely in Block C or later. 2. An exceptional skilled and determined pilot o...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^ good points sirjee.

You have the wealth of actual experience.

No ji, pls. :)
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^ Saar, good points to ponder, no doubt, on how India has been taken to cleaners. But the law remains the same - owner can do what he wants. 1. Mig 29 modified by BRD, at 1/100th the cost of Russian OEM. Russians did not sue us, as we own the planes. 2. Sea Harrier and Rolls Royce Pegasus LUSH upgra...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^ Soltam upgraded 180 M-46 guns, sometime during Gen. JJ Singh's tenure.

They were blacklisted, and follow on order of 300 guns (total 480 planned in that phase) not gone through.

BTW Admiral Saab, can we select the mithai due to us ? Doodh peda? Champakali?
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 160025

Re: Pulwama Attack

Our adversary is supposed to be tactically brilliant, with many aces up his sleeve for bleeding India with a thousand cuts. It has been discussed on BRF that the enemy enjoys local support all across the country, to carry out his nefarious designs. Our big ticket response, if already gamed, would, a...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 49304

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^ Saar, while you are right abt new line needs qualifying, it may not be very big issue. AFAIK, the barrel forge and breech is made at OFB Kanpur. A hammer forge (maybe from Austria?). And the furnaces for hardening and removal of barrel strain. These were being sent to GCF, Jabalpur for assembly as...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

By import substitution, I mean the following. The IAF jet engine has any 7-8 modules, and life of 6000h, say, with 3 overhauls/2000 hours. Let's assume India does entire engine overhaul in-house. So no foreign vendor for assembly/test. So, the scene unfolds like this: after 2000 h of Rolls Royce eng...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Feb 2019 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 827865

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The project should be continued till the original goals set in 1989 are fulfilled: 1. 52/81 KN thrust 2. 1100 kg weight 3. Flightworthy. (500h, Screech, afterburner, MTBO). If cannot power next gen aircraft, so be it, but let research pls be continued, for the ultimate goal of import substitution/ t...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Feb 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 160025

Re: Pulwama Attack

I personally feel tkiran is mistaken on Doklam. It's an Indian intrusion into disputed territory, to checkmate the intruding PLA, and quite successful. It's the first time in decades any country has done this to China, traditionally regarded as a ' nuclear mad dog". Xi was 100% behind General F...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Feb 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 160025

Re: Pulwama Attack

Sidhu refuses to condemn attack, sticks to his guns, that terrorism has no country/religion.

And BJP refuses to use this fact against Congress, they are letting him get away.

The main threat to Siddhu is from Captain Amarinder.
by dinesh_kimar
21 Feb 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 160025

Re: Pulwama Attack

Two quick data points: 1. Apparently, Masood Azhar has absolved Pakistan of the attack. ( First time ever I'm seeing a terrorist bothered about who gets blamed for an action he perpetuated. But action will come.The Indian public is unfazed by nuclear weapons, they want to pay the butcher in kind.) 2...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Feb 2019 22:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 160025

Re: Pulwama Attack

^ A msg needs to be sent.......... Something subtle, which can't be pinned to us, but they would know.

Sad and angry....... Phulwama is known target.
by dinesh_kimar
10 Feb 2019 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44667

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

^ it is obvious the author lurks in BRF. West Pakis " Tall, fair and good looking. Bengalis only short and dark, good for growing rice and catching fish. " It's uncanny, no way a coincidence. I think he's the Pakistan version of a jingo. The only thing missing is blaming West Pakistan's fa...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Feb 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 72429

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^ Beautiful. F**king A!!! A decade after 2009, we are still discovering new things. It's length is a complete surprise. Always believed a basic Kilo class with 6-8 m plug. Trying to get info on the Walchandnagar Industries steam turbine used on the boat, but no info about anything remotely making 83...

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