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by Thakur_B
23 May 2019 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470121

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

salaam wrote:Breaking: BJD announces support for BJP.


Sauce?
by Thakur_B
15 May 2019 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 527575

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ let's hope the current camouflage is retained. The digital camouflage trend had its time. Also, large number of BPJ and helmets have been ordered in the existing camouflage.
by Thakur_B
09 May 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ You mean AK308? Probably because it is barely out of development. It may still come at latter stage. Good 7.62NATO rifles aren't exactly cheap, which makes the SiG716 deal so lucrative considering the reasonable price. But it is still pricey on a massive scale. This whole 5.56 isn't good was mere...
by Thakur_B
09 May 2019 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

The AK deal for 7,50,000 rifles is just a way to stop piecemeal import of AKs and I believe it has been overhyped. CAPFs will most likely adopt AK203 and few lacs would come in for RR. There are murmurs that SiG 716 will get a repeat order soon followed by recommendation for license production. Carb...
by Thakur_B
17 Apr 2019 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The ratio of missiles to launchers is way too high.
by Thakur_B
14 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Seems improbable at this point. The carbine project looks more promising.
by Thakur_B
11 Apr 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414778

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Katare wrote:.

Seems R77 lacks in range by 10-15 KM against AMRAAM and PAF exploited that advantage.


R77 is slightly longer ranged than AIM120C5. The NEZ of both is approximately similar.
by Thakur_B
11 Apr 2019 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 289990

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Let's hope the wait to get Su-57Ki is worth it. The Russians have put their heart, soul and some serious money, considering their economy, into this project. It is their priced jewel, and they wouldn't be willing to give it away without a pound of flesh.
by Thakur_B
11 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Has there been any analysis of prospective production capacity of new missiles and munitions being developed by ARDE and other labs? In my opinion (which are simply out of my Musharraf) the following should be the realistic production capabilities: Astra: The initial production should be around 50 u...
by Thakur_B
09 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

Austin ji, both NATO and WarPac countries shifted to lighter high velocity ammunition. The reason for NATO were to lighten soldier load while maintaining armour penetrating capabilities. The purpose for WarPac was to have an ammunition that was more accurate and could penetrate standard NATO armour ...
by Thakur_B
09 Apr 2019 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

Indian armed forces have displayed extreme cluelessness in small arma procurement. In the last two years they have gone from 5.56 Nato to 7.62 Nato to 7.62x39 as mainstay ammunition. Wait for a few years till they realise 7.62x39 is good for COIN but not for engagement of enemy combatants at ranges ...
by Thakur_B
09 Apr 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Based on Akash grains?


From a few Russian reports a few years back it was supposed to be some sort of aluminium slurry in hydrocarbon.
by Thakur_B
09 Apr 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

ramana wrote:What's the barrel length if AK 203?
AK 204 carbine barrel length is noted as 314 mm.

^^ 16 Inches.
by Thakur_B
04 Apr 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 125466

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

It has taken about 8 years to come to RFI stage. Will take about 2 more for RFP, 2 more for RFP evaluation, 2 more for negotiation and award of work, 4 more for first sub to roll putr from.yhe date of keel laying. Sigh.
by Thakur_B
29 Mar 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2470
Views: 292178

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Lilo wrote:What was the IAF SAM in question which purportedly downed the MI17 in friendly fire?


SpyDer
by Thakur_B
29 Mar 2019 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 643763

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Budgam: Indian missile fired before Mi17 V5 chopper crash https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/budgam-indian-missile-fired-before-mi17-v5-chopper-crash/articleshow/68623744.cms Sounds like a case of IFF failure. Considering the very short distance of helicopter and reaction time of Spy...
by Thakur_B
27 Mar 2019 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 643763

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ no. Between 0900 to 1030 Hrs.
by Thakur_B
27 Mar 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805035

Re: Small Arms Thread

OFB made Vickers berthier LMG were ok. OFB made Bren LMG were ok. OFB made Ishapore 2A were ok. OFB made Ishapore 2A1 were ok. OFB made Ishapore 1A1 SLR were ok. OFB made Inglis Hi-power were ok. OFB made Fn Mag were ok. OFB made INSAS 1B / 1B1 / LMG were not ok. At the height of Insas production, u...
by Thakur_B
26 Mar 2019 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ Yes, the Nag seeker is LWIR. The lower the temperature, the longer the wavelength.
by Thakur_B
16 Mar 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 643763

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Any major ammo dump fire in border district would be visible from our side.
by Thakur_B
14 Mar 2019 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1111
Views: 166345

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The article specifically says UAV.
by Thakur_B
14 Mar 2019 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23365

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Hawk fills AJT role currently, Sport will get the LIFT role. HJT 39 being supersonic would eat into potential numbers for SPORT.
by Thakur_B
14 Mar 2019 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23365

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

With LCA SPORT, HJT 39 project is as good as dead.
by Thakur_B
14 Mar 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 422161

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Sometime back there was an image from aerodynamic studies for AMCA and what appeared to be divertless supersonic intakes. Looks like the AMCA designers are trying out all options before fsed kicks in.
by Thakur_B
13 Mar 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23365

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Much has been discussed about IAF strike capability. How is the IN strike capability on MiG-29Ks coming along ? IIRC litening pods have not been integrated, nor any non Russian a2g munitions.
by Thakur_B
13 Mar 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23365

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The only answer to ground support is lots of cheap smart munitions or bomb trucks like Su-34 which can go down low when the airspace is not contested.
by Thakur_B
12 Mar 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64391

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I don't know what will be a MBRL target at 120 KM, that cannot be targeted using a 1 tonne warhead missile at those range. Need to keep things cheap. Flatten an entire mountain in one salvo. MBRL are a cheaper option per bang than a guided missile. Also the components are much cheaper and suited fo...
by Thakur_B
12 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64391

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Although Pinaka achieved range of smerch, it's still 214 mm. The smerch is 300 and the rocket weighs 800 kg, therefore having a bigger effect. We need to come up with our own 300 mm. Read sometime back, the smerch can flatten 67 hectares. That's a huge area. https://www.army-technology.com/projects...
by Thakur_B
11 Mar 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ At high attitude we can expect >120km range.
by Thakur_B
10 Mar 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 329408

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The follow ons to P15b should be cruiser sized, desi Kirovs.
by Thakur_B
10 Mar 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64391

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^ GCF Jabalpur has been handling Dhanush project since inception. Medak iirc is BMP line.
by Thakur_B
10 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64391

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

What time has it been since confirmed order, few weeks tops? And already Dhanush is rolling out of assembly lines :twisted:
by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414778

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

From twitter - Amb. Zafar Hilaly, Former Pakistani envoy to Italy says that Pakistan has captured a pilot of Israeli Air Force flying Indian aircraft that violated territorial integrity of Pakistan and was shot down by Pakistani jets. Israel appealed to US and Modi accepted humiliating retreat. (Li...
by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292902

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As per VK Thakur, NGARM is an air to air anti radiation missile while Rudra is an air to surface anti radiation missile. Any merit to this statement?
by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1111
Views: 166345

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

RR has pulled out of Turkish TF-X program. This leaves only Korean and Indian programs as F-35 peers in the near future.

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