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by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2019 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2670
Views: 429978

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

manju wrote:Which are the desi online stores (like amazon etc).. when I buy online in India would like to give business to Indian companies..

Is flip kart Indian owned?

Any suggestion will be appreciated


Wait for mota bhai. He is coming soon.
by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2019 18:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2670
Views: 429978

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/steel/essar-steel-seeks-withdrawal-from-ibc-process-offers-to-pay-all-creditors/articleshow/66364125.cms?utm_source=twitter_amp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialsharebuttons&from=mdr Essar offers to pay full amount. Not su...
by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3643
Views: 454386

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ question for ballistics experts - IIRC at akshardham one of the problems that NSG had was that the pigs were outranging them using AK47s compared to the H&K MPGs; appreciate that its not a 5.56mm but the impression from reports at the time was that the AK47 was accurate to much longer range...
by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

BSF purchasing OFB TAR. https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/tiruchi-assault-rifle-for-border-security-force/article26052524.ece Army is close to winding up deal for 94000 Caracal 816 rifles. Procurement for remaining 360000 carbines initiated (make in india). https://swarajyamag.com/...
by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2117
Views: 229251

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Work load , yet to see URI. :cry: :cry: I have an question to those who have already watched the movie, whether the dialogue "Apney 72 huro se keh dena intezaar karey, aur bhi mehmaan aaney waley hain" is present in movie or it has been removed ? As initially official YouTube trailer had ...
by Thakur_B
17 Jan 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529653

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

nam wrote:
Issue is Helina is not done development yet. There might be French ATGM coming in until Helina & SANT are done.


PARS-3 or Spike, neither seem to be in contention anymore. Helina seems pretty close to clearing final hurdles, so the aircraft may have to wait for FOC till Helina is good to go.
by Thakur_B
17 Jan 2019 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3543
Views: 376370

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^ Tata wants to go ekla chalo re. They have gained enough experience with Kestrel WhAP. I thought TATA had a partnership with Bharat Forge and General Dynamics for FICV. The other competitors were Reliance and OFB. Sourav ji, it seems that I was wrong on that one. Tata wants to proceed with FICV u...
by Thakur_B
16 Jan 2019 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3543
Views: 376370

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

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Kestrel with turret.
by Thakur_B
16 Jan 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3543
Views: 376370

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^ Tata wants to go ekla chalo re. They have gained enough experience with Kestrel WhAP.
by Thakur_B
13 Jan 2019 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Army chief has commented in a recent press conference that Northern Command shall be getting sniper rifles by month end. https://theprint.in/security/indian-army-soldiers-along-the-loc-to-get-deadly-sniper-rifles-this-month/176464/#click=https://t.co/ynHi4FEB9d Barrett M95 .50 Cal Beretta's Victrix...
by Thakur_B
11 Jan 2019 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Army chief has commented in a recent press conference that Northern Command shall be getting sniper rifles by month end.
by Thakur_B
04 Jan 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

In recent news, the Caracal procurement which was put on hold has been greenlighted.
by Thakur_B
30 Dec 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1763
Views: 247288

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^ who would have thought incremental upgrades were the way to go.
by Thakur_B
29 Dec 2018 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 36998

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The subsonic missile concept isn't dead yet. It should get superceded very quickly with a stealthier frame.
by Thakur_B
19 Dec 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

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Scar-17 and Scar-16 in NSG service.
by Thakur_B
06 Dec 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3433
Views: 356427

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

Karan M wrote:
Prasad wrote:My fault. I meant the HPR type ones. 12 of those iirc. I wonder if an MPAR style system is being looked-at.


Here you go. Its like a 4 panel Arudhra, with 50% greater performance.
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/II ... -radar.pdf


EL/M-2084 substitute ?
by Thakur_B
26 Nov 2018 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:
Marginal cost of INSAS rifle is Rs10,000, Ghatak 10,000 and of MCIWS Rs. 25,000. Foreign rifles?


Your numbers are way off. IIrc, OFB was offering R2 rifle at a cost of ₹60,000/-.
by Thakur_B
24 Nov 2018 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 860
Views: 178367

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Is this in the same area as the recent shooting death of Indian soldier from a head shot that penetrated the Kevlar helmet? M4 is accurate to 500m and was used to 800m in Afghanistan. Also its bullet is designed to penetrate body armor with its steel core. Vicky Nanjappa says these M4s are Taliban ...
by Thakur_B
24 Nov 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

1 Rifle, 2 targets: Industry confused over army move NEW DELHI: The Army’s search for a new assault rifle to arm its troops has left the private industry utterly confused as two parallel procurement procedures seem to be in play — one a competitive process with the Indian industry in the lead and t...
by Thakur_B
24 Nov 2018 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

x3OozS-emh0 Pretty decent discussion regarding replacement of INSAS. Some takeaways. INSAS had over 200 issues pointed out while indction, most were sorted out, many persisted. Excalibur passed all tests except one, army rejected it. MCIWS had issues (unexplained) and couldn't pass muster. MCIWS sh...
by Thakur_B
24 Nov 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://i.imgur.com/g0fdnFe.jpg Insas Mk-1C with new 30 round polymer magazine. :twisted: Edit: looks like the handguard design has been improved. Correction, the above rifle is not Mk-1C but rather 1B1. The mk1c has bayonet lug closer to the gas block and fetures a slightly different flash hider d...
by Thakur_B
24 Nov 2018 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

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Insas Mk-1C with new 30 round polymer magazine. :twisted:

Edit: looks like the handguard design has been improved.

Excalibur now comes with pic rails. With Punjab police SOG.
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by Thakur_B
22 Nov 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:Caracal 5.56 deal seems to have been cancelled.


Let the saga carry on..
by Thakur_B
24 Oct 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570343

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016



With Canadian help? Can't be militarily useful in anyway.
by Thakur_B
22 Oct 2018 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4773
Views: 624108

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

how can just moving a control surface increase range? bigger surfaces to generate more lift and some airflow smoothing and drag reduction measures ? I am guessing the rocket is propelled to a high altitude where the drag is low enough, and the increased control surface help the rocket glide for far...
by Thakur_B
22 Oct 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Deep upgrade kits for AKM from Bangalore based company Stumpp, Scheule and Somappa for Para SF. Handguard, dust cover, flash hider and buttstock replaced. Fixed sights replaced with pop up sights as well. https://i.imgur.com/V3p4PCt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yFTu1oe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/V629O2B.jpg...
by Thakur_B
21 Oct 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gyan wrote:MCIWS is basically a modernised HK 416.


No. MCIWS and HK 416 are worlds apart. MCIWS is closer to AR-18 derivatives. HK416 is piston driven AR-15.
by Thakur_B
17 Oct 2018 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990150

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

^^ They tried to fix the roll issues by adding a free rotating tail to sudarshan, but that didn't work out either.
by Thakur_B
16 Oct 2018 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

On the topic of 7.62x51, a reliasation that our war with Paks is going to be static on the LoC. Smaller caliber is not going to cut it and IA currently is forced to provide AK even to troops on LoC, to give them the range required to target Paks on the mountains tops. Going 7.62x51 negates the need...
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

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New polymer magazines for INSAS Mk-1C
by Thakur_B
09 Oct 2018 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ OFB rifle isn't dead (for now). They will have a shot at phase-II procurement (if deemed worthy by powers that may be). Be rest assured the imported rifles will be back in armory in a few years with the cost of spares, unless RevEx strings are loosened. One thing which is definitely dead for now ...
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://theprint.in/security/the-sig-71 ... as/127622/

It ain't over till the fat lady sings. Deal won't be signed this year.
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322551

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

does anyone know the SR71 would leak fuel onto the tarmac in some conditions? sounds like a very scary thing but they never had any publicly known accident web:: SR-71s run on JP-7 fuel, that fills the six large tanks in the fuselage. The component parts of the Blackbird fit very loosely together t...
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Yes manish ji, mx4 is missing from the list. The good thing about SiG 716 is, it is Hk416 but cheaper and accepts third party magazines more readily. It is also popular in shooting sports because of accuracy at a low price point. I see the existence of Dragunov in Indian service being threatened by ...
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sachin ji, Ghatak platoons are already trained for SF like roles.
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322551

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

Obvious hatchet job is obvious.
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur so the sig will go to inf and RR? CQB (caracal) will most likely go to RR and SF. We will see SiG in supporting role there as well. SF and Ghatak will most likely get lions share of SiG. SiG 716 will also most likely fill in the role of marksman rifle with modern optics. Overall it is going ...
by Thakur_B
03 Oct 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 720672

Re: Small Arms Thread

SiG and Caracal purchases are off the shelf emergency purchases of phase 1 that is approximately 10-15% of rifle and 20% of carbine requirement. Phase 2 will have a domestic competition of sorts to manufacture 7.62 NATO rifles and 5.56 NATO carbines. Completely different models may get selected in t...
by Thakur_B
02 Oct 2018 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4345
Views: 413295

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Philip wrote:Yeh, why 15 nations operate it.They're all suckers.


Australia, Netherlands, Norway, all faced several problems with NH90. It's rather well documented.

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