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by deejay
23 Aug 2019 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

Su 30 was not supposed to be more than half the fighter numbers. Our dwindling single engine fleet is because many Mig 21 Sqns have been taken off and replacement SE have not been found. Secondly, within the strength authorised, the role for IAF has been expanded. From pure defensive posture, the S...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

Chola ji, while I do not have reference links, I will dismiss, Cheeni fighter quality as Crap Minus. Development cycles like Chinese design bureaus are a very stupid way forward. I think we may have taken our time but the way we developed Tejas is what makes world class fighters. Then that is an ev...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

It is China we need to prepare. Not Pakis. As we grow in economic power there will be the temptation to China to keep India in its place and prevent other nations of Asia ( and the West) to move closer to us as a counter to China. We can't prepare for the chini challenge by buying phoren. We need t...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

42 Sqn maybe arbitrary to you not the Chief. I wish the previous heads had not thought like you and we wouldn't be where we are. But DeeJay Sir, where exactly are we? Are we in such desperate straits that we need infusion of phoren aircraft right now at the expense of local aircraft in the near fut...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

The so-called 42-squadron imperative is arbitrary. We own massive advantages over the pukes and the chinis in all likely theaters of combat for years to come. We have time to build out our industry and not go phoren for making some arbitrary numbers. We can build out the Tejas family (MK1A, MWF, NL...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

No Mig 29s are defensive platforms owing to range. Su 30s will be needed ..... In that case FGFA becomes imperative.... we will have to have it too as MKI replacement in 30s and 40s No Manish ji. I understand your enthusiasm and POV but the FGFA is already dead (IMHO please). We may buy a couple of...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

Vidur ji, is better placed to answer why delay payment in such cases but I guess, they are following procedure. No attempt to delay Tejas. Malicious to blame IAF. Re process I suggest a group of 3 posters study DPP in detail and using it do a bit of Sherlock Holmes work to see what is happening. Th...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

This demand on crew size was brought up in late 90s as Su-30 MKI were being acquired. But what choice do they have with diminishing squadrons, costs and threats? You procure what's available and not hold out for the unattainable. This Jaguar costs for engine was a surprise. Tejas will take time. SU...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

From reports (internets) it seems D&D money for LCA Mk1A is sanctioned, and the LCA Mk1A production order will be given when it reaches a certain level of maturity (prototype?). It seems MOD just doesn't get the fact the suppliers need payments in advance and delays in testing & certificati...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

I do not know what they are called but they do have something. This Su 30 issue is a bit more than just "fuel guzzling" or just engine problems. They are maintenance heavy and eat up spares. Keeping the spare line working is a tough ask. Operationally, where a 20 aircraft Sqn would have s...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

Gyan wrote:But IAF does have a ability to delay sanction of production. So cost issues of MKIA are being raised by FM or IAF or MoD?


Gyan, if you have decided it is IAF, then lets just say you have your prejudices and you stick to it.
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

IAF does not control the time of payment. MoD does. Chief does not have financial authority beyond few crores. From reports (internets) it seems D&D money for LCA Mk1A is sanctioned, and the LCA Mk1A production order will be given when it reaches a certain level of maturity (prototype?). It see...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

My noob question to learned folks. With my limited reading and understanding of the subject on 'composition of aircraft in airforce', it seems the light fighters usually form the bulk of the airforces with Medium and Heavy fighters occupying less in number. A quick example of the USAF, where there ...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

Deejay, Does IAF have a Systems Engineering or Program Office for Su-30 MKI? That's the gap they have. I do not know what they are called but they do have something. This Su 30 issue is a bit more than just "fuel guzzling" or just engine problems. They are maintenance heavy and eat up spa...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705234

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

IAF Chief is complaining about Mig21, rightly so. However the Chief needs to answer, why does IAF prefer to fly those obsolete Mig21 until it gets the perfect version of LCA (MK1A)? what's wrong in inducting more Mk1(IOC/FOC)? Even the IOC version is miles ahead of Mig21. Has GoI stopped IAF from i...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

If IAF wants HAL to work like a efficient company, it should make timely payments. Only if payments are delayed due to some contractual issues then it would be HAL’s fault. Timely payments allow for circulation of money and materials and so IAF should try to be more responsive ( if HAL is telling t...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294515

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

Gyan wrote:IAF is slowly strangling LCA just like Arjun.


IAF can't. They have no decision or financial authority. Wake Up. You have read enough and know enough.
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313102

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1164177330799087616?s=19 Pakis are going to do something stupid and soon Government sources: Pakistan Army has deployed its Special Service Group (SSG) commandos along the Sir Creek area in Gujarat. The post where the SSG commandos have been deployed is known as the I...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3255
Views: 484911

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

... The above situation is what I do not comprehend. Why was the Alpha formation advised to go COLD, even after the paki BARCAP went HOT? Is there a legitimate reason for this or was IAF trying to avoid conflict and refused to take initiative or respond in a proper way? IMO, the go cold order was t...
by deejay
21 Aug 2019 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703062

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

This would be ideal, but as Indranil has said: there is skepticism on the efficacy of this, given that no information exists that the Apaches are going to be networked with LCHs. Also, no confirmation that any data linking is planned between these two helo types. And no weapons compatibility either...
by deejay
09 Aug 2019 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 315744

Re: Military Flight Safety

Rakesh et al., There was report on Twitter by Hemant Kumar Rout that a compressor for a SU-30MKI broke up into pieces at Koraput engine factory causing worker injury. Could be a systemic issue. Lets keep a watch. Will post the tweet. Don't know about this particular crash but Su 30s are proving to ...
by deejay
09 Aug 2019 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313102

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

pankajs wrote:Zam Zam hameyed is an establishment monkey. He is used to build/shape narrative. Hs is merely doing his job.


He is the unintended RAW agint.
by deejay
09 Aug 2019 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide
Replies: 891
Views: 126140

Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

STRAFOR on the Reek-o-D1ck project ... The goat-buggers are literally sitting on a gold mine - and can't figure out how to loot the Balochi peoples' reserve best. With 3 million unemployed people in Balochistan! Aye, hard to this - Sit on a gold mine and lose money on it. Billions of dollars of it....
by deejay
09 Aug 2019 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65364

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

kgoan, You think monkey trap has been sprung? Ramana, it's almost textbook isn't it? Dimran is to the Pak mil in politics as LeT-and-renamed-friends are in Jihadi terms - same folk in mufti. Madam shrieking as human rights minister? Among their own, they lack even plausible deniability these days. ...
by deejay
05 Aug 2019 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594652

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Rohit that attack from Gurez - the plan still exists.
by deejay
31 Jul 2019 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 705234

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

Supposedly, these are brand new EA variants reported by an ITAR TASS reporter (Alexander Tomas, ITAR TASS bureau chief in Delhi) in a podcast. He said Russia recently landed its first export contract for R-27 EA, and then this order. If anyone can find the link, that would be great. This was the em...
by deejay
29 Jul 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703062

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ET. No takers for HAL's offer of pvt. sector building ALH Dhruvs.Reasons: Twice the operating cost per hr. (2.1L) compared with firanv rivals.It's also thr most rxpensive in its class and a 3.5% royalty, plus a max. prod. allowed of 90 helos .With no largr market in sight too, industry views the of...
by deejay
07 Jun 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1824
Views: 313102

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

India should settle Kashmir with talks otherwise there will be no peace and Indians will keep starving. India should settle Kashmir with ex-service men from Sikh, Gorkha, Naga etc. community, and give them land and weapons to defend themselves. Gautam And Gautam ji, while settling the issue do not ...
by deejay
03 Jun 2019 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 315744

Re: Military Flight Safety

Mechuka. C 17s have landed. If there's been something on approach, ALG staff would have known. Lets pray for the best but this is not looking good.
by deejay
02 Jun 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 17370

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

In my wet dreams HAL would design an AJT with 5th Gen characteristics, mainly ultra low RCS shaping, sensor fusion and NW centric warfare capabilities (they have shown concepts of some of these things for SPORT). There are two key things - IAF will need to impart training to its pilots for 5th and ...
by deejay
02 Jun 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 17370

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

Agreed. Would like to know your opinion on what our next AJT should look like? Sorry, I saw this late. I think the ASQR of IAF while seeking the HAWk were very clear on what they want from an AJT. Performance and capability requirements will remain same. I am sorry, I could not lay my hands on the ...
by deejay
31 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 445
Views: 80534

Re: Military Humor and related

This is for those who get it. ACM Dhanoa was the RO at the just concluded POP at NDA. But then this did not happen at the Parade. It happened the night before at the RO Dinner. 29 May, RO dinner, Air Chief as RO ... RO chats with ACC 136 NDA and gives a demo of a Square Meal .... :eek: :rotfl: :rotf...
by deejay
30 May 2019 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3580
Views: 566663

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Thank You Uttam JI.
by deejay
30 May 2019 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3580
Views: 566663

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

BSE Market Cap is approx 500 Billion dollars short of Indian GDP of approc 2.7 Trillion dollars. That is approx 80% of GDP. I hear Paki GDP is 280 Billion dollars and PSE as stated above is 48 Billion dollars market cap. That is approx 20% of Paki GDP. What is the strange story here. Is most of Paki...
by deejay
24 May 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 417560

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Radar Cross Section at the RCS range
by deejay
24 May 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154592

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

F-21 offends me at some many levels. I know its a re-painted F-16 i.e renamed. Changing its name is somehow magically increasing its air frame hours by 33% engine options are now called engine matrixes... Keanu Strikes !! Somehow I will forget that sometimes you gave for free other times at discoun...
by deejay
24 May 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 417560

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:Looks less than 10 ft.
That first circle should be 3mtrs, i.e. 10 fit. So its within that.

Look at the vertical trajectory!!


Anything within the inner circle is a Direct Hit.
by deejay
23 May 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 580427

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Supratik wrote:Zakir Musa encountered.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/zakir ... 57147.html


Great day today.
by deejay
23 May 2019 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112844

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj wrote:As of 1:30pm on ECI

INC 51/542 leads . This is 16% more than 2014
BJP 296/542 leads . This is ONLEE 5% more than 2014

Mudi shud rejine


Someone shared elsewhere his observations:

2014 INC: 44
2019 INC : 52 (less 09 of DMK backed seats in TN)

INC growth = -ive
by deejay
23 May 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112844

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Jagan is EJ bastion. They will not support removal of 370 etc. Navin Babu is a better bet. But aligning with him will weaken BJP growth in Odissa again. Whoever joins, there is a cost which Amit shah should be willing to pay. Let's hope for the best. Why should Ami Shah be willing to pay any cost. ...

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