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by Thakur_B
28 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296488

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

nam wrote:Another point, are our migrant workers that poor that they don't have any savings to survive for couple of weeks? I find it difficult to believe.


What is so hard to believe in it? A significant chunk of daily wagers are hand to mouth.
by Thakur_B
28 Mar 2020 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296488

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the forum's opinion on the mass movement of migrant laborers? I am hoping it is a storm in a teacup because community transmission hasn't (hopefully) taken off It is really heartbreaking to see fellow citizens suffer. This is the little slip between the cup and the lip. A lot of these labou...
by Thakur_B
26 Mar 2020 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Manish_P wrote:^ Thakur ji, what do you think about the Knights Light Assault Machine Gun?


Similar to ultimax. They share design DNA with common designer.
by Thakur_B
25 Mar 2020 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The IWI page says Negev N7 TOT is with Punj Lloyd. I was told that the muzzle break suppresses the recoil to almost negligible levels. Negev has significant recoil. Too bad that back in the day ST Kinetics got blacklisted. Their "constant recoil" design Ultimax LMG is what sets the benchm...
by Thakur_B
08 Mar 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 877
Views: 205381

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

https://ruger1022.com/docs/israeli_sniper.htm Israeli Ruger 10/22 Suppressed Sniper Rifle Sniper Weapons System Sniper Weapons System – from left to right Ruger 10/22 suppressed, IMI Galil Sniper Rifle and a Mauser 86SR. The Ruger 10/22 is a fully suppressed 0.22 caliber semi auto sniper rifle with...
by Thakur_B
06 Mar 2020 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

For the sake of argument, assume import is ok. India is buying CAR 816 Carbine from UAE, Sig Saur 716 rifle from USA and the AK203 rifle from Russia. Why on earth did CISF not buy more of these? ARM5 from Bulgaria? What's the cost of each? Not sure but I think the Sig 716 and the CAR 816 are the co...
by Thakur_B
06 Mar 2020 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ramana wrote:Thakur_B, The 0.22 cartridge made by OFB is it whats called 0.22 Long Rifle?

https://ofb.gov.in/product/products/pro ... -fire-ball


Looks like it. 22 LR is non PB cartridge.
by Thakur_B
25 Feb 2020 19:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173711

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/vodafone-idea-can-exit-only-after-nclt-okays-registrar-of-companies-records-deal/articleshow/74275440.cms KOLKATA: Vodafone Idea (VIL) will not be able to cash out of the Bharti Infratel-Indus Towers merged entity early enough to ge...
by Thakur_B
25 Feb 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848421

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ weren't all attack helicopters were to come under IA control?
by Thakur_B
20 Feb 2020 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234980

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ArjunPandit wrote:The failure of Rafale Saga by opposition means this will not be taken up by opposition


If Bofors got RaGa senior, the irony of ATHOS allegations will sync very well with sheeple.
by Thakur_B
20 Feb 2020 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234980

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Meantime IA artillery requirement on 3000 guns is still languishing since 1986. And the borders are heating up with Dokhlam and the LOC. And had to make do with the old Bofors etc. Just a couple of batteries worth of M777 ad the user trials battery of Dhanush could be pressed into service. Hence th...
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2020 14:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173711

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull wrote:
If the company becomes insolvent then DoT can stand in the queue like everyone else to gets its share. Not before.



Government dues take first priority. Rest everyone has to que up.
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234980

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Dhanush production is up and running for stop gap. No need to invest in ATHOS
by Thakur_B
18 Feb 2020 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3827
Views: 417613

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rakesh Maria was one of the lead investigators of 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts. The confessions he was able to get from some of the co conspirators were crucial in large number of convictions. And the tactics he and his team adopted were legendary :evil:. The first suspect was picked up on robbery/theft...
by Thakur_B
18 Feb 2020 15:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173711

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

This policy of payment of revenue share from AGR instead of telecom business revenue is going to hit PSUs as well. Power Grid and Gail will end up owing several times (4-5 times) what Airtel and Vodafone Idea will. The AGR money from the telecom guys will probably be used to recapitalize BSNL after...
by Thakur_B
18 Feb 2020 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3827
Views: 417613

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.news18.com/news/india/with-sacred-thread-around-wrist-kasab-was-supposed-to-die-as-samir-chaudhari-reveals-former-mumbai-top-cop-2504909.html 'Kasab Was to Die as Samir Chaudhari with Red Thread Around Wrist': Ex-Mumbai Top Cop's Stunning Disclosure In his book titled 'Let Me Say It Now...
by Thakur_B
18 Feb 2020 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481765

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

very arrogantly, she arrived at dilli with an expired visa. white skinned colonial era entitlement still going strong I see :mrgreen: she fully expected the SDREs to kow tow and let her in She claimed that her visa was valid till Oct 2020 and I haven't seen that statement being denied or countered ...
by Thakur_B
17 Feb 2020 14:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173711

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

This policy of payment of revenue share from AGR instead of telecom business revenue is going to hit PSUs as well. Power Grid and Gail will end up owing several times (4-5 times) what Airtel and Vodafone Idea will.
by Thakur_B
17 Feb 2020 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196504

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1229198693615583232?s=21 —-> Suggest New Name for Mk-2 . ADA Boss explains genesis of Tejas Mk-2 (MWF) - "A new Name is being thought of. As 83 more LCAs being produced, we don't need MiG-21 replacement any more. So, MWF is a Mirage-2000 replacement. Design co...
by Thakur_B
15 Feb 2020 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710312

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

AsiBal and Amogha-III both seem to be Nag MPATGM derivatives to me. Maybe an ATAGS like program has been pulled with Nag MPATGM
by Thakur_B
12 Feb 2020 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.livemint.com/industry/manuf ... 98457.html

While we bundle in ammo purchase with small arms, most recently with carbine tender and Nasams deal, we are exporting SS109 to Australia. Strange.
by Thakur_B
12 Feb 2020 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It is still mind boggling why we chose Ak203 over AK308. Or AK203 over TAR/Ghatak.
by Thakur_B
11 Feb 2020 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Nikhil T wrote:

This is for the innermost ring of AD protection for New Delhi. Very interesting that they chose to include 32 M4 rifles with it :)


It's like topping off vegetable shopping with coriander and chillies :rotfl:
by Thakur_B
10 Feb 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/sSahtu.jpg Indra rifle by Astr Defence Pvt. Ltd. A young guy from Karnataka has come up with this design. https://i.imgur.com/pqD5CIt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yHSfMPc.jpg Defence Production India @DefProdnIndia Defence Investor Cell of Department of Defenc...
by Thakur_B
10 Feb 2020 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653315

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

Is that wingtip ccm or dual outboard pylon?
by Thakur_B
10 Feb 2020 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Sandeep Unnithan reports that ARDE is working on new long stroke 6.8x43 mm rifle, which is consistent with what Saurav Jha had earlier reported about renewed interest in 6.8 mm ammo. This may be linked to the long stroke carbine in works and might be a further development of the same. https://i.img...
by Thakur_B
09 Feb 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/sSahtu.jpg Indra rifle by Astr Defence Pvt. Ltd. A young guy from Karnataka has come up with this design. https://i.imgur.com/pqD5CIt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yHSfMPc.jpg Defence Production India @DefProdnIndia Defence Investor Cell of Department of Defenc...
by Thakur_B
09 Feb 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Sandeep Unnithan reports that ARDE is working on new long stroke 6.8x43 mm rifle, which is consistent with what Saurav Jha had earlier reported about renewed interest in 6.8 mm ammo. This may be linked to the long stroke carbine in works and might be a further development of the same. https://i.img...
by Thakur_B
07 Feb 2020 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Better pics of OFB ARDE carbine and Fn Mag derivative machine gun.
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by Thakur_B
07 Feb 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710312

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Sum ji,

I have seen the tenders for the new Nirbhay. It is more compact. But not much change.


So no LO design like Scalp?
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196504

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Rakesh wrote:
Indranil wrote:These guys are brazen. They just changed Tarmak's video interview to words and then said, "do not copy"!!!

We need to stop quoting and linking IDRW on BRF. One way to combat this issue.


I propose blacklist on IDRW links like the haraam forums.
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 22479

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Image

Force LSV with ATGM mounted.
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/JkH32qG.jpg Bottom right, new variant of TAR with new furniture and full length picatinny rails. Edit: a poster in background in other images indicates this may be a a new variant for CI, the barrel and gas tube appear to be short like krinkov. https://i.imgur.com/I5Iy6n2.jpg Th...
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

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OFB 8.6 mm (.338 lapua Magnum) sniper rifle.
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Looks ike SSS defence is trying to create a short stroke 7.62x39 mm rifle. Here's the image of the prototype. https://i.imgur.com/hlQIJtP.jpg https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/defexpo-2020-made-in-india-viper-and-sabre-snipers-check-details/1839571/ SSS defence to unveil two sniper rifles, V...
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69798

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Image

The OFB/ARDE carbine has been revealed. Would most certainly be visible during Defexpo 2020.
Image


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OFB-ARDE carbine.
by Thakur_B
05 Feb 2020 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98016

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Tata already have a prototype. There was a recent pic of PM inspecting their prototype.

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