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by dinesh_kimar
19 Oct 2020 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

From a cursory glance at specs, HAL PTAE 7 engine proposed for Nirbhay has decent power at 3.7 KN, weight of 65 kg and dia of 0.33 m. Engine Life of 900 minutes for extended version good enough. It compares well to Manik's 4-4.2 KN, 130 kg and 0.35 m. However, the PTAE length is 1.25 m vs 0.95 m for...
by dinesh_kimar
18 Oct 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BJP may rule a state for 2 decades and yet plays defensive game waiting for dharma This has been expressed a no. of times in SM platforms, and there are some theories floating around. 1. The Law will take it's own course, they are doing the right thing by using legal route. 2. It's a Chanakian stra...
by dinesh_kimar
12 Oct 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

^ Extension upto 2 years can also be given on spl cases, for total of 62 years... :mrgreen: Frankly, I'm not a fan of Mig 21, due to - its flight control problems. - it's high landing speeds of 700 km/h + (conservative, I've heard higher) - its lack of reliability -- There are a few IAF officers who...
by dinesh_kimar
10 Oct 2020 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ HAL could use Makila from their partner Turbomeca, it's good for 1800 shp. GE T700 is also quite good , upto 2500+ shp. They give assembly license to HAL for F-404 and LM-2500 , might give a similar deal here too. Russian and British engines may not cut it anymore. (Ivenchokov and RR Gnome). P&...
by dinesh_kimar
03 Oct 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139586

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^Prashanth Saar, I wanted to disagree , citing the proven reliability of the GTSU-110 starter . However, GTSU-110 appears to be an HAL product, with minimal GTRE contribution. Sadly, you may be correct. The Kaveri was cleared for flight trails in 2013-14, but the present govt didn't allow project to...
by dinesh_kimar
02 Oct 2020 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Saar, unfortunately, the ALH Dhruv is expensive. It's price in 2008 was 5.7 Million USD or about ₹ 41 crore at the time. Might be about ₹ 120-140 crore today, after discounts, for International Customers, where there are no takers, due to high price , and perceived reliability issues / crashes in La...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Sep 2020 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rohit Vats on Twitter: "A possible clue on the Unit fielding BMP -II in this video" 4 BMP -IIs are shown in some area in N-E, presumably deployed against China, one vehicle has " Gadra" written on it, might possibly be 75th Armoured Regt. raised in 1971 on Gadra Road. ( Video has...
by dinesh_kimar
26 Sep 2020 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Friends, I have seen some news reports of ex Bureaucrat RVS Mani, who is prominent in social media about 26/11 conspiracy and advise not to take all statements at face value. Apparently, he has said in 2013 that no proof exists on "UPA hand behind 26/11." Given in writing to the Court and ...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Sep 2020 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139586

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

“We are signing an agreement related to the technology needed for high thrust engine manufacturing. The technology will be common to the Rafale engines that can be supported by us and would also be useful for the 110 kn engine project,” HAL Chairman R Madhavan told ET. In the earlier days, such sta...
by dinesh_kimar
25 Sep 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The video is shrouded in mystery, saar. Tank is hidden, target is also hidden. Only the missile leaving the gun barrel and jettisoning a booster is shown. But we are nit picking, saar. I would immediately order 1000 of them for our 124 Arjun's on the western sector. ( They are not inducted in easter...
by dinesh_kimar
23 Sep 2020 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The above tweet shows the T-72 with Arjun turret, the Tank-EX, rather than Arjun. No worries, DRDO is testing the same components- gun and turret - doing Arjun duty, should not impact the capability in any way. Firing the laser shell is a fantastic achievement, even our best T-90 with Reflex isn't v...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Sep 2020 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736568

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I have recently read that these Mig 29 planes are "sparingly used". Apparently, they were bought by Algeria a few years back, then rejected and returned to the Russians due to structural damage in the air frames. The Russians then made a deal to replace these Planes with Sukhoi 30 aircraft...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Sep 2020 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4377
Views: 317882

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^ it may be a schematic for Proton Therapy device, used in medical applications. Safer than X rays.

The focused beams are too weak for the Proton beam synchrotron (PBS) accelerators used at CERN. They apparently need 1000s of tons of magnets.
by dinesh_kimar
19 Sep 2020 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4360
Views: 1044243

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

So the hoopla around development of Indigenous space suite was a hoopla after all Saar, I haven't seen any ISRO promise for Indigenous space suit. They promised a local capsule modelled on Soyuz, manned by 4 strapping , good looking desi IAF men with Russian training, and by God, they will deliver!...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Sep 2020 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808057

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^ seems to be a good idea , Saar. The TAR has 30 round magazine, and high rate of fire means that sustained firepower can't be delivered. The polymer drum magazine is light weight, 60 rounds, looks cool like Star Wars Millenium Falcon or HK G-11 rifle. (Remember, the TAR is a bullpup, I urge all sta...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Sep 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544065

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

For small players, it would always likely be build and get acquired. And, many times that's better as big guys can't do what small guy can for getting things built. Ah yes, true that. ADTPL was doing well till 2015-16, with turnover of Rs. 420 crore, and a solid Rs. 1000 crore order book. The promo...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Sep 2020 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544065

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Adani is making big acquisitions in Defence, have already bought Col. Shankar's Alpha Defence, which had 800-1200 crore order book! It shows that defence is a challenging field, even so called profitable companies like Alpha, fully flushed with orders and led by such an experienced promoter such as ...
by dinesh_kimar
09 Sep 2020 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125573

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Oh Chidambaram! :mrgreen: For some unknown reason, he was selected as a committee member of Parliament defence Commitee. He raised the objection that INS Arihant has only 4 launch tubes , despite having a high cost, as already explained by Tsarkar Saar above. Standard Delay tactics. It is a credit t...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Sep 2020 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717716

Re: Internal Security Watch

While Indian Government maintains a strong stance against Rohingyas, ‘Rohingya Football Club’ comes up in Hyderabad and elsewhere https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/rohingyas-rohingya-football-club-hyderabad-delhi-unhcr/ Ali Johar, a Rohingya ‘youth leader’ from Delhi, said, “Rohingya refugees are oft...
by dinesh_kimar
03 Sep 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

no more BS bravado :mrgreen: Global Times The boundary between China and India has not yet been demarcated, so there have been problems.Wang Yi twitter.com/globaltimesnew… Wow! Our people were saying exactly the same thing for years, while Beijing kept silent. Now the tables have turned. It's unbel...
by dinesh_kimar
02 Sep 2020 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736568

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

^ OSINT - Su-30 MKI fitted on wing of another aircraft , giving rise to IAF's Wingman concept.
by dinesh_kimar
02 Sep 2020 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

^ Saar, happy to be corrected on this one. The IAF uses Mig 29 mainly as air superiority or Top Cover escort, not as a credible Ground Attack platform (i know its technically multirole, but no one uses it as such. Russia, for eg. uses the Su-25 for GA duties). There have been no instances of Mig 29 ...
by dinesh_kimar
02 Sep 2020 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216117

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^ There are a few differences, it's not that compromised. IN is on top of this , knowing first hand the criticality of the submarine game. It's a deep and silent game. ( Useful information with me is mainly from a book describing German Submarine design in 1904. That's 116 years ago. I admit knowing...
by dinesh_kimar
31 Aug 2020 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961916

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

Hee hee, good catch Saar. :mrgreen:

They have certainly planted the seeds of love in the Congress Party's Youth Icon!

The "mutually beneficial" MOU contents could have been made public by application of a PIL, but Pandemic, Prashant Bushan and Pranab proved a distraction. :mrgreen:
by dinesh_kimar
29 Aug 2020 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082704

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

^ that's the coconut breaker, Saar, the Yeevil Hindoos have now moved the plane to FOC.
by dinesh_kimar
28 Aug 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213359

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

Shri Rajnath Singh recently flagged off the 150th Dornier Do-228 aircraft. Main customer has been the IAF , for liaison duties and IN for surveillance. Hope HAL take a good hard look at the bounty in their hands and improve the product, on lines of the RUAG Aerospace modification, or a desi Do-328 t...
by dinesh_kimar
26 Aug 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125573

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The Admiral hints (i feel) that we can make Submarines locally, the foreign tech is not very critical, certain items can be integrated with our local design.

The lack of official push and interest in this line of thought is appalling.
by dinesh_kimar
26 Aug 2020 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740036

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

In the above tender, they have ordered Smerch rockets.

All 30 of them , when fired, will surely prove decisive.
by dinesh_kimar
25 Aug 2020 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^ They match the power to the Transmission power/ torque.

The gearbox is the Achilles heel in helicopters.
by dinesh_kimar
25 Aug 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279230

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

See, during the 1965 War, both sides were subjected to a weapons embargo by the USA and UK. Spares for Rolls Royce Engines (UK) and P&W / Orenda engines (USA / Canada) were held up. Our Delhi Class Destroyer Launch was held up due to negotiations of GE LM2500 engines by a few months. Need I say ...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082704

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

^ As per the source, the Tejas will primarily take care of " Border Dynamics."

Is this, then, the origin of the famous Paki saying:

"F-16 is superior to LCA Tejas as it a a multi role aircraft built by General Dynamics, while Tejas is built by HAL for Border Dynamics ?"
by dinesh_kimar
22 Aug 2020 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^As Chetak Saar would have said, it's difficult to pin point which party has the hidden agenda... both sides make convineint noises, reiterate their positions and then quietly drop the matter.. :mrgreen: It's not like the Bench is helpless or anything, they can take action if they wish... For exampl...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Aug 2020 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455517

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^ Hey, why you acting like a charltan?

Arrey janab, It's only a few tiles falling, not a plane crash !

Why you taking videos and posting online , for behizzati of our Mulk!!

(In Punjabi) saalo da haat paair maara....
by dinesh_kimar
18 Aug 2020 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1867
Views: 255558

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Ah! It is a sophisticated surveillance device then, another SUPRACO triumph ! Recently, brothers, I must report how I missed a great prize when asked to answer" Who invented the Xerox machine?" The yeevil Yindoos working in the same Corporation rejected my pious and just answer of " A...
by dinesh_kimar
18 Aug 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3040
Views: 754575

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Old literature from DRDO and the Trishul blog suggest that Varunastra is only a ship based system. For example, it cannot do the following/ doesn't have: - smaller compact size. - No wire guidance - Autonomous homing and multi pass - High speed thermal engine - Great depth upto 600m ( some say verti...
by dinesh_kimar
16 Aug 2020 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176228

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:
Looks like a winner.


Looks like a Carcal rifle
by dinesh_kimar
11 Aug 2020 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:meanwhile, Prithviraj seems to have surfaced once again.


:mrgreen:
The seniors also did their bit, keeping the Resignation letter pending for such a long time.
by dinesh_kimar
11 Aug 2020 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Ok.

I think for various different reasons Shri PVNR is a revered personality on BRF, and so many people cannot be wrong.

Accepting the wisdom of the crowd, and let's move on to other topics.
by dinesh_kimar
11 Aug 2020 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And if I do, will you agree with what I say about PVNR?

Saar, by Rambha acquisition do you mean purchasing Su-30 Fighters?

The deal was done by Mulayam Singh in 1997, and praised by Vajpayee in parliament.
by dinesh_kimar
11 Aug 2020 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ I know this argument about Nukes, how " he tried but...". That's why I mentioned Agni........ Regarding Khalistan, a 360 deg view is sometimes necessary......the Babbar Khalsa assasinated the CM of Punjab, Beant Singh during Rao's tenure. The media reported the resurgence of Khalistan Mo...

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