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by shaun
03 Jun 2020 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811345

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

So IAF have committed to procure altogether 18 squadrons of different variants of LCA as per HVT
by shaun
30 May 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114563

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

anupamd wrote:http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2020/05/india-china-border-row-dont-read-too.html?m=1

This article has a picture of Indian Army transporting Arjun Mk1 MBT near Indo China LAC. If true, this is a good boost for Arjun.

Not truck based transport as mentioned in the article , seems to be photoshopped
by shaun
30 May 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4019
Views: 638403

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

Courtesy https://swarajyamag.com/defence/a-phenomenal-pokhran-mission-from-site-selection-to-shaft-sinking Pokhran-II: From Site Selection To Shaft Sinking—A First-Hand Account Of How 113 Engineer Regiment Made 1998 Nuclear Tests Possible by Major General Mrinal Suman - Nov 03, 2018, 11:55 am https:...
by shaun
29 May 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

My book `2022, India's two front war' (Kindle/ Amazon) talks of exactly this point. Among other things I look at how the Chinese merchant trade can be hit badly, because they are very vulnerable at certain choke-points. It would require more cooperation between friendly navies, but that is happenin...
by shaun
28 May 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

A word on Chinese BM threat: Conventional BM are NOT war winning weapons. Iranians fired 8-10 BM at American bases. It required a high definition image of the base to even find the damage. Houthis fired numerous BM on Saudi airport. What was the result? BM & CM are glorified 250KG & 900KG b...
by shaun
28 May 2020 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

For those who fear the long war leading to our defeat, have we considered the effect of the long blockade of sea lines and destruction of the merchant shipping of China in IOA? I mean why we are thinking that our Navy will keep quite in the event of war. We have used it during the Kargil effectivel...
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811345

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

Philip wrote:An historic day,but depressingly not a single trainer delivered so far.....

Sir LCA simulator is one of the best in its class , how you think IAF operationalize squadron so quickly .
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Army top brass discusses Ladakh situation during commanders conference

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/ge ... 527212035/
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Camping out in tents in summer is very different from permanent occupation. Yes there is hope that they will move back to their prior positions, or be forced to move back once winter sets in; but in case they don't then it will be difficult to evict them from these places. The first thing we will h...
by shaun
28 May 2020 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

As I said earlier , numbers have their own value , from Cruse missiles to ballastic missiles , they can overwhelm our defense anyday . Our piece meal orders are better only to counter pakis . China have invested heavily on their MIL industrial complexes and on their defense forces , playing catch-up...
by shaun
27 May 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4721
Views: 899080

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.picxy.com/photo/300417 Rudra helicopter has auxillary fuel tank as standard fit increasing range to 700km and endurance to 4 hours. I think 20 minutes reserve is also there. I vaguely remember the auxillary fuel tank capacity at 300 kg. Can't find accurate data. Quite possible naval Dhr...
by shaun
27 May 2020 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4721
Views: 899080

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Bala Vignesh wrote:RaghuK,
Is the front facing blade manually foldable to the rear?? Along with the rest of the rotors??


yes
by shaun
25 May 2020 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779554

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It's more about the offensive weapon and we don't have sufficient cruise missiles in range and numbers . More over our indigenous UAV and UCAV will take years to materialize . Both cruise missiles and UAV in sufficient numbers is the need of the hour . In the opening shot they will try to knock all ...
by shaun
21 May 2020 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Point is that the TMC govt. fudged numbers, but that alone cannot account for vast difference in infection and dead numbers between Mumbai and Kolkata, if comparative population sizes and density are sole criteria. Yes its futile comparing Kolkata and Mumbai based on population density as it's n...
by shaun
16 May 2020 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753728

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Because there is something known as history, lineage, customs, nuances when it comes the Services. And especially, the army. Every army swears by its customs and traditions. And that holds good anywhere. Not that I've any issues with converting this Regiment into a full fledged Armored Regiment...
by shaun
14 May 2020 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4273
Views: 1010398

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

Vow .. Babaji's twitter handle is now on fire, he mentions that Indian aircraft did penetrate into Paki airspace and now there is lot of IAF AWAC activity on Western front. A 1st class idiot will make such a claim , when the transponders stop transmitting , flightradar24 gives an estimated flight p...
by shaun
12 May 2020 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After the ICMT landed in kolkata there is steady increase of testing and numbers of COVID detected with numbers crossing 2K and I guess the ground will be created to blame the incoming migrants for the rise in numbers but the point is According to the railways ministry, a total of 287 trains have re...
by shaun
05 May 2020 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4321
Views: 928842

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Comparing the gun stabilization of VT-4 with Arjun Mk1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgJNbyryrU&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m113yu1vJVg&feature=youtu.be I am assuming that gun stabilisation kit (euphemistically) would be the same across with platform specific tweaks ...
by shaun
03 May 2020 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1409
Views: 310501

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

http://therealkashmir.com/jinaza-e-karobar-mechanics-of-funeral-procession-of-militants/ Jinaza-e-Karobar Mechanics of Funeral Procession of Militants 2 May 2020 The news of large crowd joining the funeral procession of three local militants out of five killed in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of ...
by shaun
01 May 2020 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4273
Views: 1010398

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

https://luckyaviator.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/behind-the-drag-curve-anecdotes-from-an-aviation-career/ NUMBER EIGHT: “TOUCHING THE SKY WITH GLORY” OR YOU’RE GOING TO GO AND LAND AT 22,000 FT ON A GLACIER! I’ve always enjoyed a challenge but never did I imagine that one day I’d be invited to try my h...
by shaun
01 May 2020 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Probability of transmission based on wearing masks. Not sure about the veracity of the numbers mentioned but it is very close to what Dr. Ratnadip said in one of the earlier posts. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/94750505_10163284178570307_6723766659028353024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_s...
by shaun
29 Apr 2020 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

From https://www.covid19india.org/ the data does not look good, granted it is crowdsourced, but still discouraging news from MH. Even GJ and MP aren't looking too good. It's not crowd sourced but taken from various state covid bulletins with input from ministry of health GOI where the data from sta...
by shaun
28 Apr 2020 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753728

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Aarvee wrote:
chetak wrote:from the sundayguardianlive, excerpt from an article written by natwar singh, who was thrown under the bus by the mafiosi family during the oil for food scandal.


Sir, link please.


https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opin ... hakrishnan
by shaun
28 Apr 2020 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

People also accuse the BJP of not having used its '303' for any purpose. I beg to differ. The ancestor of the BJP was created on the base of two (arguably three) major planks: a) Article 370 - the reason Syama Prasad Mukherjee originally quit INC in disgust, back in 1950. b) Transfer of populations...
by shaun
28 Apr 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For all the Rakshaks, if there's nothing on the ground you can do then please atleast be on Twitter, Instagram to counter fake narrative and BIF. Also, please unsubscribe to trash like NDTV, India Today, Indian Express, Hindustan Times etc and subscribe to Republic, WION, India TV and make small do...
by shaun
27 Apr 2020 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

arnab interrogation is eye-opener type of jolt the so called 'rw' need. bjp with its gandhi giri going to get every supporter killed one day. on other hand, their opponents won't shy away from doing everything to remove any threat. if congress had gotten similar majority like bjp, they would have m...
by shaun
27 Apr 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567463

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

In response to a question that came up on another thread: The Rafale ISE's are not in public domain, but: The following YT link claims to list the 13 ISEs in the Rafale deal. I don't know how reliable this is, but I offer it FWIW. oRxvYYFBMis probably taken from this https://trishul-trident.blogspo...
by shaun
26 Apr 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4273
Views: 1010398

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

sankum wrote:
Indranil wrote:Who did the integration? Who got paid?


Israel?

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/iafs-fr ... ad-2067318
by shaun
25 Apr 2020 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Didi already in election mode , she is literally on loudspeakers, atop a police car and roaming the streets of Kolkata for last 4 days with the slogan " Note bandi Ghar bandi .." !! "The CM also addressed people at Avishikta Crossing on EM Bypass. “It’s our fate that we have to bear w...
by shaun
24 Apr 2020 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-bengal-audit-panel-says-57-covid-19-patients-have-died-39-due-to-comorbidities-hours-aft-2217742?pfrom=home-topscroll Coronavirus: Bengal Admits 57 COVID-19 Patients Died, But Says 39 From Co-Morbidities Kolkata: For the first time, Bengal has officially l...
by shaun
24 Apr 2020 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seems there is big blame game , going on between Bengal govt and NICED / ICMR Bengal government is stopping medical personnel to carry their mobile phones into wards. What are they afraid off? And yes, MaoMata has made a mess and she is covering up Chinese style resulting in such a farce. It would ...
by shaun
24 Apr 2020 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seems there is big blame game , going on between Bengal govt and NICED / ICMR Advisory for Procurement of Reagents for Labs doing Real Time (RT)-PCR of Throat and Nasal Swab for diagnosis of COVID-19 https://i.ibb.co/CMYT4HY/Untitled.jpg As on 22nd April , According to their CS “Only 3456 RNA extrac...
by shaun
23 Apr 2020 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

485172 individuals have been tested and 21797 found positive (latest ICMR update), giving a 4.5% positive rate (lower than 5.7% at the start of the lockdown). Even that is skewed by the very high percent of positives from the TJ group. From crowdsourced trackers: 21,797 +ve / 500,542 tested = 4.35%...
by shaun
23 Apr 2020 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWSa1kiXYAU4MLc?format=jpg&name=medium from NDTV Arvind Gunasekar @arvindgunasekar Hope @PIBFactCheck will do a fact check on this graph / data of Govt released in 4 PM briefing. Percentage of positive cases was 5.7% during the start of the lockdown (March 24) ?? Gov...
by shaun
23 Apr 2020 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Anantha Krishnan M Flag of India @writetake Def Min @rajnathsingh today unveiled via VC a Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) developed by @DRDO_India in association with ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad and private industries. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWSDr9HU4AAYTFX?format=jpg&a...
by shaun
23 Apr 2020 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Testing: Status Update 23 April 2020, 09:00 AM IST A total of 500542 samples from 485172 individuals have been tested as on 23 April 2020, 9 AM IST. 21797 samples have been confirmed positive as on 23 April 2020, 9 AM IST. The samples confirmed till date is more than the crowd ...
by shaun
23 Apr 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are now reports of traces of Corona virus being detected in non-drinking water sources in Paris region in France. 4 out of 27 samples recently tested showed traces of virus presence. This water is mostly used for cleaning public spaces and gardening. Water contamination is perhaps inevitable ...
by shaun
22 Apr 2020 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611823

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What would be the impact of the faulty chinese kits on the number of cases in India? Are there more cases than we know or are they less? When will made in India test kits come online and do we still have to depend on chinese kits and for how long? I think the lock down extension to a great extent i...

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