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by dinesh_kimar
13 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3459
Views: 337866

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: 124638

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: 4625
Views: 811942

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: 4625
Views: 811942

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: 89
Views: 18741

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: 155115

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: 89
Views: 18741

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: 4625
Views: 811942

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: 4625
Views: 811942

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: 155115

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: 155115

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: 155115

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: 155115

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: 326
Views: 36104

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: 69286

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...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Jan 2019 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 825
Views: 129239

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

^ Why exactly does TOI's Indrani Bagchi think India is in a tight spot for not talking to Taliban? Taliban are patently anti Indian, with local commanders activately participating in slave trading / rape of few Hindus and Sikhs remaining. They are brutish and uncouth barbarians, who won't lose sleep...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Jan 2019 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3733
Views: 490320

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^ Sandeep Unnithan says each division has arty bde of 500 guns?

More like 24 to 72 guns, with 3000-4000 troops.
by dinesh_kimar
28 Jan 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 116229

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ The first generation Chinese subs used the warheads as ballast, hence sub used to slowly surface when firing, to give time to weapons officer to mate warhead with missile. Use of old soviet one way valves, I understand. The newer subs don't need to surface while firing, due to use of new 2 way val...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Jan 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 116229

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ I have searched Twitter for the K4 pic. It's the same old rehashed pic from last year, and even displayed on brf, IIRC. The poster claims open hatch supposedly shows only single missile, so must be K4, as 3 X K-15 fit together. Problem is, with the magnification and pixels together, cannot make ou...
by dinesh_kimar
10 Jan 2019 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2395
Views: 279607

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^ We must be quietly supportive of Haris Sohail, and not mock him, for the greater good of the sport.

We must encourage him to seek the services of a good Witchdoctor.

I understand that certain specialists possessing a powerful juju have done wonders for African football.
by dinesh_kimar
05 Jan 2019 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 904
Views: 120188

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Wiki tells me the Russians themselves stopped flying them in many routes and bought Boeing. Client states have bought smaller Russian turbo props, but apart from Cuba no one bought the large widebody. Now even they use Airbus. I think it's reliability, safety and maintenance issues here. Russian doc...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2019 20:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125142

Re: Indian IT Industry

^ BEML and HMT have unfortunately become lously. Their heydays were in the 80-90s timeline. Belligerent unionism and apathy, and selling of assets/ closing down divisions. Solution? Retain govt. Control with pvt. Mgmt. Have power to hire and fire the unions, and non-interference in daily affairs. Al...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 411735

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^ I like the bleddy gall of the Russians who threaten us with Indian Judicial Court cases for not choosing their supposedly shitty system. We never indegenised Tungaska or ZPU-23 SPAAG, and are now playing the field, like a girl with rich dowry. I wish our people show some spine, tell Russia to fix ...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2019 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 411735

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^ IA considering Ki-30 Biho SPAAG system?

Maybe not too happy with Tunguska, it's a maintenance hog.
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2019 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450685

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^ saar, there is actually terminology like that, for FBW systems. Analog FBW - final actuators are hydraulic/ electro mechanical. ( need to be good at control engineering/ feed back systems, etc) Digital- servo / stepper motor actuators. (Good at coding ADA language, is as per my understanding). Fin...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Jan 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 618
Views: 94563

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ The news sites mention INAS 300 was commanded by Capt. K. Harshveer Singh from 2016 onwards.

Supposed to be fully qualified on the Mig-29K, with about 800 h of flying while taking over the squadron.
by dinesh_kimar
25 Dec 2018 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11850
Views: 789191

Re: Levant crisis - III

* The Singhasaurus beat me to it.

Good posts Sir, and miss your writings.
by dinesh_kimar
25 Dec 2018 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11850
Views: 789191

Re: Levant crisis - III

^ above drone is exact same design as the 45 combat drones that attacked Russian airbase recently. Though COTS technology, Russian Commander said that the drones were very sophisticated, changing altitude and direction rapidly, making targetting difficult. The above drone is v2.0, made from composit...
by dinesh_kimar
23 Dec 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 811942

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Before 2014, I had no hope on ISRO cryogenic technology either. The Russian engines was complicated as hell, with about 800 pipes coming from it in a spidery maze. The physics at minus 80 deg. was insane. They had a 50% success rate, and actual payload was closer to 1800 kg. After they stopped fligh...
by dinesh_kimar
23 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 811942

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Apparently, the issue was discussed in BRF, timeline around the LCA-Kaveri decoupling. 1. AVM -the SNECMA core wouldn't be indigenous, foreign exchange will be used up to purchase it, no local tech development will take place. 2. A Few BRF posters agreed with him. (Remember, at this point of time DR...
by dinesh_kimar
23 Dec 2018 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 811942

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^ Saar, will respond, collecting info.
by dinesh_kimar
16 Dec 2018 23:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 830833

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^ above HAL estimate of 93 million USD is totally rotten / unacceptable. The twin engined Su-30 MKI after all, with all its "imported materials" costs 62 million USD. This is not for an "amortized production line", its made only in India. HAL need to look deep and wide and price ...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Nov 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 229177

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ ok did some searching on the 30 mm gun. Apparently, it's an AA gun called 2A42, with rate of fire of 550 rounds per minute. It was modified by Russia for the BMP, and the Medak version called CRN-91 fires HE shells, apart from AA rounds. Has 2 seperate automatic belt feeds in the cupola. Features/...
by dinesh_kimar
19 Nov 2018 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2815
Views: 383256

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

^ it's a good idea, collabrate with China, though complex factors like Pakistan, india's anti Talib stance, OBOR thru Indian territory, and historic Chinese betrayal , and Chinese dishonest/ unprincipled dealings (NSG opposition, nukes for Pak, naval base in SL, Maldives, activity in Nepal and Bangl...
by dinesh_kimar
18 Nov 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69286

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

5 Main Sources of Noise in a Nuclear Submarine (Something to think about from Arihant perspective. Source: Norman Polmar) Machinery : reactor, cooling pumps and fluid thru pipes, unbalanced machinery and poorly finished gears meshing with each other. Propeller : cavitation noise Hydrodynamic : flow...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 811942

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The DRDO Chief S. Christopher had tweeted that Kaveri powered LCA will fly in Aero India 2019, around Feb 2019. The DRDO should hold to their word. They promised the nation, they need to deliver. Also, shaktivel of DFI is tweeting that the SNECMA assistance is revival of an old shelved plan - an M-8...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Nov 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69286

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Arihant's capabilities, performance and offensive weapons are unknown, and in the relam of speculation, hotly discussed on various internet forums. Why, even the shape of the boat is still being discussed, a decade after launch. But, when the Prime Minister calls a press conference and declares the ...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Nov 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3315
Views: 426023

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^ If they use a Chinese salvage firm, the "improved" SPY-1 clone can still make its debut by 2020, in time for the Paris Air Show. OT, the Chinese must be wonderous engineers indeed, to clone C-130 planes, S-70 helicopters and AEGIS Radars, which even the Russians, with superior grit, dete...
by dinesh_kimar
12 Nov 2018 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2395
Views: 279607

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^ Ah, many bankers are Jewish, and Pak needs loans right now, correct ?

Looks like the shrewd Pak deep state has learnt the hard way of not keeping all their eggs in the same basket.

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