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by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2021 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion



Interview of SSS defence CEO Vivek Krishnan. Plenty of clips of their products in action.
by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2021 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I have compiled a list of Indian small arms manufacturers (current and potential) and products they can supply for replacement of existing systems i.e, INSAS, Fn MAG, Hi Power pistols, Sterling carbines and other requirements: Updated list 1. OFB Insas Mk1C 5.56x45 Excalibur Mk1 5.46x45 Ishapore Ca...
by Thakur_B
05 Mar 2021 15:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2223

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Primus ji, if bioavailability of vegetarian sources of proteins is factored then the dietary protein requirements shoot up significantly. Vegetarian diet should be heavily supplanted with full fat milk / dairy products in copius amounts.
by Thakur_B
02 Mar 2021 08:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/TOUpDMV.jpg SIG's Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) upgrade for M4 adopted by US SOCOM. - Compatible with standard m4 lowers. - based on SiG MCX short stroke AR 180 inspired design. - adds option of folding stock on m4 while retaining the training and ergonomics. Expect SiG...
by Thakur_B
01 Mar 2021 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235945

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I had balooned up to 90 kgs during the pandemic. Hospital-stays/travelling in cabs and work had added tremendous stress. The unhealthy portions of food also piled on to the problem. Now I have changed my diet completely. No breakfast, afternoon Brown rice or ragi ball, dinner is steamed veggies+rag...
by Thakur_B
01 Mar 2021 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I don't understand the need for penny pinching when its related to such a crucial and integral piece of equipment , I mean we're gonna be using this as the main assault rifle for the next couple of decades and the least we can do is ensure we're getting the best spec possible . Even if the individu...
by Thakur_B
28 Feb 2021 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Poland's much touted service rifle MSBS Grot in service. The level of QC will make OFB look god like in comparison. This is from a company that made quality AKM pattern rifles for close to half century. https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2021/02/24/media-drama-over-msbs-grot-assault-rifle-causes-na...
by Thakur_B
25 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34209

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Is M4 for light armoured vehicle requirement?
by Thakur_B
25 Feb 2021 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34209

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^ All MPV by Indian manufacturers are based on South African design. No need to single out Kalyani.

But then again, Army has hundreds of MPV already in service. Why the emergency procurement? Or is this in some category different from MPV?
by Thakur_B
24 Feb 2021 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48739

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

How much does the launcher weigh (dual and quad)?
by Thakur_B
23 Feb 2021 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283934

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Hiding a tank will be challenge. We will need technical solutions to confuse UAV EO sensors, missile seekers. We will need dummy tanks, that look and run like a main tank, but is cheap, an unmanned dummy target to confuse the enemy. . Check out this year's IDEX contest winners. They have devised a ...
by Thakur_B
22 Feb 2021 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047075

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

GoI should start next phase of vaccinations.
People over 65.
Power / Telecom / other utilities / Banking employees. Essentially everyone who worked through first phases of lockdown.
by Thakur_B
20 Feb 2021 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283934

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Conversion of K9 to tank will simply become K2 black Pather tank. It is a 55 ton class tank.
by Thakur_B
20 Feb 2021 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... 4fIPI.html

CMT Pvt Ltd, a Tamil Nadu based company has entered into agreement with Glock to make pistols for Defence and Civilian market.
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2021 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

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Patka and face shield addon for Kevlar helmets by SMPP. Takes a direct hit from steel core 7.62x39. in service with CRPF QAT.
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2021 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242531

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, no more summer, winter, spring, monsoon, desert, ocean, high altitutde, urban, rural, jungle, realiability, accelerated degradation, wear and tear, user acceptance, advance user acceptance trials?
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2021 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Few specs from army RFI for carbines http://www.janes.com/amp/indian-army-issues-rfi-for-93895-close-quarter-battle-carbines/ZnlJK3dHVU9mZ28xajRJVkc5dVI5VFp1cVMwPQ2 Range 200 M Accuracy: 5 MoA Compatibility with OFB made 5.56x45 ammunition Length: 650mm folded / 800 mm extended Operation conditions:...
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2021 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What about Astr sirji? Design looks promising no? Astr is literally one 24 year old guy using OFB facilities to make prototypes. While in the past small Gun makers like Accuracy international and Barrett have emerged under similar conditions (literally one person designing guns in a garage), they c...
by Thakur_B
19 Feb 2021 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I have compiled a list of Indian small arms manufacturers (current and potential) and products they can supply for replacement of existing systems i.e, INSAS, Fn MAG, Hi Power pistols, Sterling carbines and other requirements: Updated list 1. OFB Insas Mk1C 5.56x45 Excalibur Mk1 5.46x45 Ishapore Ca...
by Thakur_B
18 Feb 2021 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://theprint.in/defence/in-boost-to-atmanirbhar-bharat-security-forces-to-get-india-made-israeli-assault-rifles/604934/ The Army has issued RFI to all major foreign small arms manufacturers, including Caracal, Colt, SiG Sauer, Beretta and Kalashnikov. But the significant change in FTP this time ...
by Thakur_B
17 Feb 2021 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

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Not a SCAR. Indra rifle from defence startup Astr Defence.

They claim that the rifle is available in 6 calibers with 75% parts commonality in variants.
https://astrdefence.com/products/
by Thakur_B
14 Feb 2021 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://soldiersystems.net/2021/01/27/sig-ammunition-produced-rounds-of-6-8x51mm/ Detailed info about SiGs 6.8x51 hybrid ammunition. -Uses case design as 7.62x51 ammunition. -Hybrid stainless steel and brass construction to replace thicker brass construction with stronger and thinner SS section. -Le...
by Thakur_B
14 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://mobile.twitter.com/Viv_Krishnan ... 0783202315

Vivek Krishnan of SSS Defence informs that blanket ban exists not only for small arms but accessories aa well.
by Thakur_B
14 Feb 2021 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Time to prioritize SiG and IWI over Fn and HK. IWI is in position to make their entire small arms portfolio locally. Government has been trying to get L&T Godrej etc. in small arms business. A swift whip on euro rifle businesses' musharraf should be order of the day. Get SiG USA and SAN Swiss Ar...
by Thakur_B
13 Feb 2021 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I have compiled a list of Indian small arms manufacturers (current and potential) and products they can supply for replacement of existing systems i.e, INSAS, Fn MAG, Hi Power pistols, Sterling carbines and other requirements: 1. OFB Insas Mk1C 5.56x45 Excalibur Mk1 5.46x45 Ishapore Carbine 5.56x45 ...
by Thakur_B
13 Feb 2021 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

As the report about the new RFP states, the Caracal though the lowest bidder, turned out to be more expensive than the Sig 716i. Also no ToT or offsets or local content. Hence, going forward was difficult. Now caracal has offered ToT and local production with upto 70% indigenization. The prices oug...
by Thakur_B
13 Feb 2021 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Adani small arms business was taken over by PLR.
by Thakur_B
13 Feb 2021 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Still going for emergency procurement and not the entire deal. PLR, MKU, OFB, SSSD, BEL are tying up with manufacturers or coming up with new designs. This is sad.
by Thakur_B
11 Feb 2021 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44577

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Now that Twitter has submitted a reply that banning accounts will violate freedom of speech for tweeters, GoI should further tighten the vice by asking for explanation for every account banned by twitter. Give them enough rope to hang themselves.
by Thakur_B
10 Feb 2021 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44577

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Isn't AIM related to SuSwamy?

He made his debut during Rafael controversy writing a lifafa article for Rafale which was widely shared even on BRF.
by Thakur_B
09 Feb 2021 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233835

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

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Ishapore 5.56x45 carbine. This is different from arde ofb carbine which has a distinct upper / lower receiver configuration.
by Thakur_B
06 Feb 2021 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44577

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

^^ Go to r/chodi, get kadak memes, bhagwa pill the fence sitters. Far more effective.
by Thakur_B
04 Feb 2021 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242531

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ So Akash NG does not have aesa based seeker?
by Thakur_B
31 Jan 2021 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is a video from WeBulls CEO explaining the situation. Apparently Robinhood is in trouble regarding the liquidity it has to maintain for transactions with clearing houses.
by Thakur_B
29 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44577

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

m_saini wrote:The dude who started the GME buying frenzy has held the stock for over 2 years. Literal insanity lol how do you even make such calls?


In the words of r/wallstreetbets

Be a retard, Apes together strong, Diamond hands and YOLO.
by Thakur_B
29 Jan 2021 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44577

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

:eek:
WSB is hitting all the shorted shares hard, GameStop, AMC, Nokia, even American Airlines.

This is like a nuclear strike on hedge funds.

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