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by dinesh_kimar
08 Mar 2020 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ I stand corrected abt Submarines in A&N. That post showing submarine docking is awesome. I wasn't able to find confirmation abt submarine operations online, even berthing facilities. So assumed it wasn't available. (IN truly don't talk abt their subs). Happy to be corrected on that one . BTW, ...
by dinesh_kimar
08 Mar 2020 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421470

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With folks like Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Muraleedharan and Javadekar, the BJP really don't need any more enemies :roll Saar, the issue as I understand it : Asianet was bought by RC for 100-120 crore in 2006, and sold at a neat profit (200 million USD+) to Star TV. RC is titular " head" to by...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Feb 2020 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80929

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

Recent IAF statement that AMCA will field indigenous 110 KN powerplant ?

:mrgreen:

(Are they setting it up for Failure?)
by dinesh_kimar
29 Feb 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ The root cause seems to be lack of infrastructure to go with our strategy , and no continuity in state policy. If submarines and deep water harbours are difficult to build, then we must patiently learn. The most important element here is fielding of capable men, backed by good leadership. Unfortun...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Feb 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ apparently we don't. They do have berthing for ships, mosty smaller OPV types, and they're extending the runway so P8I can also be used, apart from the present Do-228. I read somewhere that these submarines need a deep harbour, upto 70 m depth. Presently not available. A floating dry dock can acco...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197370

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

wig wrote:Starting April, Indian Navy to induct 4 more P8I reconnaissance aircrafts


So with about 10-12 P8I, 5-6 Kilos, 1-2 Scorpene, plus other assets , looks like IN is in the strongest position ever with regards to ASW on the Eastern coast.

Lot of room for improvement, though.
by dinesh_kimar
17 Feb 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236132

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Arjun overlooked, LUH has IOC but no orders, Tejas still struck with just 40-odd solid orders with the rest remaining unsigned. It looks to me they are trying to establish 1-2 additional sources apart from existing local one, for items like helicopters, artillery, assault rifles and light fighters,...
by dinesh_kimar
31 Jan 2020 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711090

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

With 1.3m dia instead, all that easily feasible. Saar, is the following feasible : 2 x K4 slbms are fitted into each launch tube, so existing Arihant system can be used, for a total load of 8 slbms per submarine. Launch tube dia. slightly Increased from 2.4 to 2.8 m to accomodate two missiles. This...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Jan 2020 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 404819

Re: Deterrence

Haridas wrote:If only someone can get the proper context of Tesse Thomas statement.


This from Hindu talks abt Agni 4, not Agni 3. I guess you are right , Saar.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/missile-woman-urges-her-fraternity-to-fly-high/article17443613.ece/amp/
by dinesh_kimar
24 Jan 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 404819

Re: Deterrence

I have been drdo watcher for many years, and do not recall any report with specific info.. Saar, Tessy did say it. Weight of A3 from 50 to 22 tons. Reported in the Hindu, referenced on BRF by our Indranil Saar, among others... https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7107&star...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Jan 2020 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050327

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

What’s the point in developing a 1970’s engine (GE-404) in 2030? Saar, I'm not an expert, i dunno how to express it properly. I understand it's like the foundation of a building. We are struggling to build an 80s era M-53 or F-404, once this base is available , we can make various iterations and ob...
by dinesh_kimar
16 Jan 2020 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301093

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

NRao wrote:When was the last time India had 13 FMs visit at the same time?


Saar, I'm sure we did similarly well during Panditji's times in the 50s.

However, important metrics showing Indo- Chinese trade , and counter force against Chinese hegemony will come up woefully inadequate.
by dinesh_kimar
13 Jan 2020 01:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5446
Views: 552015

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The recent protests were watched with dismay. Simple desire to clear hostels of unauthorised thugs and regestration of new students invite such levels of violence. No less than Deepika Padukone and her cronies comes in front to give support, and SM is on fire. Swara, Sonam, Anurag Kashyap, Tapasee, ...
by dinesh_kimar
12 Jan 2020 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5446
Views: 552015

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Ajay Devgan scores superhit in box office, Tanaji is massive hit in Gujarat, North India and Bombay circuits (Day 1 -14.5 crore; Day 2- 20 crore plus.). Welcome to first 100 crore film of the decade. Perhaps the first Ajay-Kajol pairing where the success will be attributed to Ajay. ( Notice i didn't...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Jan 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 44169

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Can't the helicopters fitted with crash worthy (or somewhat crash worthy) landing gear like naval fighter planes. I know that the seats are crash rated but still it would add up the survivability percentage. All naval helos are crash worthy, with wheeled landing gear instead of skids. The Blackhawk...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Jan 2020 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 44169

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

^ Avinandan ji, it was done in few cases before, eg .Paris gun built by Krupp in 1918. Many sections of barrels joined by external flanges. A common liner tube for sealing. This was one solution, others might be available. Your second query - compressive hoops can be added by tightly coiled cable ar...
by dinesh_kimar
08 Jan 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656602

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

^ My post has an error:

The P-51 Mustang in WW-2 was built in 105 days, not 9 months. This is the fastest rate ever, from clean sheet of paper to Fly out.

The old R&D setups were co-located with Mfg. Plant, sometimes enabling true concurrent engineering.
by dinesh_kimar
08 Jan 2020 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656602

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

US is in highest level of robotics in manufacturing. I know a bit abt Concurrent Engineering.(I hope!). It is overrated for aerospace. It is ok for Japanese automobiles, where a strong politically connected program manager with support of top mgmt, deep communication and respect across departments ...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421470

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ poor Sidhu, he's a victim of international geopolitics ( who could have foreseen !!).

His Comedy Nights might have a tragic end.

Him blaming RSS/ Modi now would be hilarious, a keeper!

I look forward to his interaction with the media.
by dinesh_kimar
03 Jan 2020 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421470

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Guys, I almost threw up seeing ex NSA, Shiv Shankar Menon shiver He is a hired gun Saar, loyally serving the Rajmata. LOTR's Mouth of Sauron. - The worthy Didn't give go -ahead for ASAT after VK Saraswat made a presentation seeking permission. Then, the worthy spins this as " Never received wr...
by dinesh_kimar
12 Dec 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 149
Views: 21928

Re: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

^ Pic is wrong, off course.

That's Prabhakaran and the LTTE training in a camp. I think last guy on right is Pottu Amman. Guy holding Sterling SMG might be Charles Anthony.
by dinesh_kimar
08 Dec 2019 22:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593177

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

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Mod Note - Please don't bring unnecessary Politics in the thread. Stick to the topic - jayS
by dinesh_kimar
05 Dec 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 623943

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Manish_P wrote:One guy posing as an insider had claimed that they will have a thousand such units within a few years operating on the LOC :lol:


Surely you jest, Sir !

If pakis get 60 robots, it is more than enough.

After all, 1 paki robot = =10 Indian robots.
by dinesh_kimar
29 Nov 2019 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656589

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ The above twitter statement is incorrect.

Majority of Brit Colonies independent in 1960s and 1970s.

They lost the jewel in the crown early. Sri Lanka and Burma free pass as associated with India.
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: 963
Views: 62764

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: 2603
Views: 711090

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: 233
Views: 31838

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: 233
Views: 31838

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: 4618
Views: 849757

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: 2978
Views: 538201

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: 528159

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: 355
Views: 98058

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: 668
Views: 78745

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: 6692
Views: 656589

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: 2603
Views: 711090

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: 373
Views: 80929

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: 5219
Views: 1050327

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: 4813
Views: 940622

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: 668
Views: 78745

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...

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