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by Thakur_B
03 Sep 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

My questions for the Gurus: 1. Is there any major army that uses the 7.52x51mm caliber for its main assault rifle for the general infantry? 2. The Tavor may be a good rifle for the special forces, but is it suitable for the general infantry? For one thing, how does the bullpup design work with a ba...
by Thakur_B
04 Jul 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Also, this is just an excuse to buy Galils off the shelf.
by Thakur_B
04 Jul 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

If by indian standard ammunition they mean 5.56 INSAS round then any carbine that uses stanag nato standard magazine is out as 5.56 INSAS round being 2.5 mm longer will result in feed failure.
by Thakur_B
26 Jun 2018 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3268
Views: 298243

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

^^ To study is babu speak to look into for making a favourable decision. It means they have to submit merits of the proposal.
by Thakur_B
26 Jun 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread



AA-12 shotgun. Around 50 sec mark, the presenters inform that it has been ordered by India. We are yet to come across any images in the field. So far the only gas operated shotgun we have seen is Franchi SPAS-15 with NSG.
by Thakur_B
25 Jun 2018 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 171343

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

^^ Although 7.62x54 is a slightly better cartridge, bolt action ssg69 has a better moa. It ultimately boils down to greater volume of fire with minimal training vs better accuracy at long ranges.
by Thakur_B
22 Jun 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Yes.

Tank crew.
Logistics crew.
Helicopter pilots.
SWAT teams.
General purpose sentry weapon.
Standard issue to police patrols instead of rifles.
Body Guard weapon.

Easy production run of >100K.
by Thakur_B
22 Jun 2018 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 193777

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

The Kaptaan's Honour And Dignity ( AKA Echendee ) Now Again Restored :D Dawn News ACCIDENTLY misreported Imran Khan’s assets Maryam declares assets worth Rs845m, Imran Khan's assets come up to Rs38m Correction: This story earlier erroneously reported PTI Chief Imran Khan's assets to be Rs3.8 billio...
by Thakur_B
22 Jun 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Where and when did OFB say that? Both it’s gun failed trials. Insaan mk1c cleared trials. R2 has not failed. Army wants to buy rifles in 3 phases 1. Outright purchase on emergency. 2. Open competition (in which OFB can also partake) 3. Employment generation for OFB where they get a percentage of or...
by Thakur_B
22 Jun 2018 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Sachin ji, look at the history of Fn P90 and HK MP7 and you will get the philosophy behind non standard caliber of JVPC. The origins of 5.56x30 requirements date from around the same timeline as NATO trials for 9x19 replacement.
by Thakur_B
21 Jun 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 540206

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The whole Snapdragon 845 SoC sells for about $65. The lower ones belonging to 400 series as low as $20. The GPS receivers will have to be modified to decode Navic signals along with GPS Glonass and Beidou. No big deal. If the GoI makes it mandatory for smartphones to be Navic compatible, it will hap...
by Thakur_B
19 Jun 2018 14:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 128
Views: 14334

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

Word in the market is that the PSU Bank's that have gone under PCA or likely to do do will be cutting down perks of the employees (lease, petrol, telephone) to a tune of 15-20% resulting in pay cut of ₹4-5k on the juniourmost officers. This will put significant pressure on employees who already have...
by Thakur_B
07 Jun 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287895

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

To keep aircraft cost at 425 since 2010 to mid of next decade is not possible with galloping military inflation and cost of other good steadily rising infact doubling or tripling in many cases. The only resonable conclusion is HAL jacked up the price to account for 10-12 years of supply and anticip...
by Thakur_B
07 Jun 2018 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

This is going to be a long rant. The AR-2 attempt by OFB isn't half shabby. Shifting from a stamped receiver to milled one probably helped a lot with the finish. Since FALs were milled and INSAS was the first mass produced stamped receiver gun, it probably had its fair share of QC issues. To say AKM...
by Thakur_B
06 Jun 2018 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Zack wrote:I need help in posting images


1. Upload on imgur.
2. Copy bb code for forums.
3. Paste here and post.
by Thakur_B
06 Jun 2018 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_b Do you remember the ParaFl. Alao how does the SCaR H have less recoil than the fn when both fire the same reound? Both arenshort stroke pistons no? We could have modernised the parafal, afterall the tooling for FAL seems to be there considering that they were attempting to rechamber FAL fo...
by Thakur_B
05 Jun 2018 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Search for Rifles. The shortlisted manufacturers include Colt and and Sig Sauer of the US and Israel Weapon Industries. ... An advantage of the FTP is that there are no lengthy user trials. The FTP also allows procuring equipment which are in service . After the demonstrations, the lowest bidder (L...
by Thakur_B
03 Jun 2018 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2287
Views: 363113

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

One of the biggest way to route money nowadays is via hotel bookings. All these kashmiri hotels have no cancellation policy, so hotel rooms are booked online for guests that never show up. Free money directly under the nose of the establishment under the garb of legal business. This is the reason w...
by Thakur_B
03 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 492
Views: 56402

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Turks are heavily dependant on european and korean vendors, but they can make decent ground warfare weapons.
by Thakur_B
03 Jun 2018 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393172

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

go go go with S-400, bring on cexy (non-aligned) back The S400 is bad news for the Indian mil-tech industry and local manufacturing, we badly need that dough injected into our own projects instead, and there is no reason why we cannot build a better system locally. Additionally the quantity/price i...
by Thakur_B
03 Jun 2018 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2287
Views: 363113

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

One of the biggest way to route money nowadays is via hotel bookings. All these kashmiri hotels have no cancellation policy, so hotel rooms are booked online for guests that never show up. Free money directly under the nose of the establishment under the garb of legal business. This is the reason wh...
by Thakur_B
02 Jun 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287895

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

Philip wrote:it may obviate the need to buy even more ultra-expensive Rafales for a cash- strapped IAF.


But would it obviate the need to buy more MiGs and Su-30 ? :rotfl: :rotfl:
If so, let the govt buy some metoers :mrgreen:
by Thakur_B
01 Jun 2018 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ What a joke this process has become.
by Thakur_B
31 May 2018 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Tonbo will help, but DRDO will have to stand in queue for that, and be a decent customer. Those guys are doing good business, and are not really interested to go through the hassle of selling to govt. Tonbo is doing decent business with Indian armed forces. https://i.imgur.com/lZB6vfw.png Tonbo Arj...
by Thakur_B
31 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832538

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is it possible that SFDR might be Akash NG interceptor ?
by Thakur_B
31 May 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DegGpmHVMAA6QKN.jpg:large Fn-minimi in 7.62 in service with NSG https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dec9SX-WkAAw3z5.jpg Fn-minimi in 7.62 in servie with CRPF https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd-dvXUUQAASTKb.jpg Jharkand ATS also adopts SiG 553 SB
by Thakur_B
30 May 2018 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832538

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/as-army-evaluates-foreign-missile-systems-govt-considers-developing-indigenous-variant-under-make-in-india-1088269-2017-11-17 There was a move to develop local VSHORAD missile. This article is from november. Has any progress been reported on this missile s...
by Thakur_B
29 May 2018 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363393

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Routine half yearly reminder, what happened to HJT-36 ?
by Thakur_B
29 May 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeQgwKHU8AAJDcZ.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeQg4z9WsAAjFO5.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeQg6RIW4AAUVMb.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeQg9-RVQAAs44L.jpg IED attack in Shopian. 3 soldiers and an officer injured, but looks like the MPV did it's job.
by Thakur_B
28 May 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Image

Barrett in .338 Lapua in service with NSG.

Image

Galil SAR in service with Para Sf.
by Thakur_B
28 May 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84723

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^ Turkey is a very underrated defence equipment supplier. They have enough production capacity to supply for any low intensity conflict. F-16 maintenance and support. Trainer aircraft. Standoff missiles. Artillery. Small arms. Helicopters. Main battle tank. Their land warfare portfolio is pretty st...
by Thakur_B
28 May 2018 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257512

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Bays open IRL image. Finally!!
by Thakur_B
26 May 2018 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3143
Views: 384614

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Singha wrote:israel test fires lora missile from freighter. could put in shipping container

https://www.rt.com/news/393851-israel-c ... -launcher/


When the Russians put Klub missiles in containers there was massive hue and cry. Not so much now.
by Thakur_B
22 May 2018 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Zynda wrote:Does Karnataka State Police has a SWAT unit? Doesn't seem like it based on a cursory Google search.


Garuda force.
by Thakur_B
22 May 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ SiG USA products are known to have quality issues (SiG R/xi, SiG MCX). San Swiss arms, the orignal swiss manufacturer (the real SiG) extracts premium pricing due to its quality.
by Thakur_B
22 May 2018 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

Russian OTs-128 machine gun prototype in 7.62 NATO.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018 ... chine-gun/
The Russian small arms industry is on a rampage. The folding stock doubling up as a carrying handle is a very novel design idea.
by Thakur_B
20 May 2018 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

After NSG, CRPF too adopts the SHerpa.
Image
by Thakur_B
20 May 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

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NSG Ghost unit with Scar-H. So the rumour is confirmed.
by Thakur_B
20 May 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

These state police forces have good tactical gear. But what about their level of training? NSG has taken the mentor role for all the police SWAT units in india. The annual police commando competition is now serious business where they go head to head against NSG and each other in various drills. ht...
by Thakur_B
20 May 2018 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667577

Re: Small Arms Thread

As a result of cross training with NSG, lots of state police SWAT units have started to adopt Sig-550 series weapons. Madhya Pradesh Police HAWK unit with full sized SiG 556 https://i.imgur.com/TZ6EaZ9.jpg Arunachal Pradesh STF with SiG 553 https://i.imgur.com/4K1wv1X.jpg Maharashtra Police C-60 uni...

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