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by dinesh_kimar
24 Aug 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 95426

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: 3376
Views: 536777

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: 1920
Views: 211883

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: 4863
Views: 911830

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: 4715
Views: 352510

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: 3345
Views: 517300

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: 1896
Views: 419135

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: 1896
Views: 419135

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: 1876
Views: 199459

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: 1920
Views: 211883

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: 3258
Views: 700971

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: 3942
Views: 594129

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: 1014
Views: 291898

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: 1117
Views: 154231

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: 4863
Views: 911830

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: 4863
Views: 911830

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...
by dinesh_kimar
27 Jun 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 170593

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ Another reason for Japan to be unattractive as a British colony - the Japanese were united under the Emperor, had an armament mfg capability ( incl. Steam powered battleships) and were united as a people. No foreigners for trade were allowed in as a rule, only engineers and technicians.
by dinesh_kimar
27 Jun 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 595914

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

cross post from UK thread When the japanese realized their leg, they proactively went out and learned as much as they could to haul themselves up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_Restoration The Japanese have long studied the matter of Technology indigenisation, and have made practical steps to ...
by dinesh_kimar
26 Jun 2019 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 595914

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

We need to escape the bear hug, which wants to stifle and ensnare us. It is no longer the bear of old, but a rabid offshoot. They played dirty with weapon and part deliveries, didn't adhere to cost , quality and delivery for last 25 years now. We are their only market in many cases. Our critical req...
by dinesh_kimar
24 Jun 2019 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211883

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Show me one video where that Darindar Mudi said "Mandir waheen banagya". Brother, I don't have a video. Is the BJP's own 2014 Election Manifesto , where it's specially mentioned in writing, good enough for you ? I have videos of him talking abt various Hindu causes though, which must be d...
by dinesh_kimar
26 May 2019 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112384

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Dr.Subramanian Swamy to Zee news: 1.RJB can be built, using existing laws. No need to wait for supreme court, only issue is adequate compensation for acquiring land. 2. Article 35 and 370 can be scrapped, no need parliamentary debates, only approval from the President required. Attributes victory to...
by dinesh_kimar
26 May 2019 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112384

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Amazing is he really this stupid? Hes kicking the only 2 leaders Gehlot and Kamalnath who have real on the ground political heft AND pissing off the most slimy individual with deep contacts in the legal-administrative framework. But Kamalnath is tainted goods ( anti Sikh riots.) PC and Karthi are b...
by dinesh_kimar
25 May 2019 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112384

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

While winning battle of Panipat is indeed awesome achievement, let's be cautious and understand that the Congress , inspite of lower vote share, is better off than in 2014. The control of states like Punjab, MP, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, coalition in Karnataka, and now news abt TN and Kerela is not to...
by dinesh_kimar
15 May 2019 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509914

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Hee hee.....

Type "Is Rahul an idiot?" on Google ......and see whose name comes up !

Google knows which idiot you are looking for.
by dinesh_kimar
15 May 2019 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509914

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OT, but I have read that the 1966 IAF raid was planned by Gen.Sagat Singh. He was fighting a particularly ugly faction that took their orders, weapons and doctrine from the Chinese PLA. Genocide and sectarian killings were rife, and this one action put a stop to all that. The goal seemed Balkanisati...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Apr 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33359

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: 4715
Views: 352510

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: 4715
Views: 352510

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: 384
Views: 95426

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: 4863
Views: 911830

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: 4863
Views: 911830

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: 3229
Views: 478913

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: 384
Views: 95426

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: 3090
Views: 345096

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: 30
Views: 5538

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: 3376
Views: 536777

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753093

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: 868
Views: 110197

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753093

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: 868
Views: 110197

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.

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