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by Thakur_B
16 Apr 2021 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9936
Views: 1159659

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am hearing that Covid tests are coming negative despite people actually being positive. Has the rate of false negatives gone up ? Is this because of new variants ? Yes, this is true. Friend's father reported negative 3 times with RT PCR, finally confirmed with CT Scan. Later on friend would also ...
by Thakur_B
15 Apr 2021 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1899
Views: 286164

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Manish_P wrote:Diyar Seenear Maulaner Anupmisra-ul-haq, Hazaar salaams. Plijj to klariphy on what Baaki Astronoughts will be kalled? 'Pakaonoughts'?


Pakhana-nauts
by Thakur_B
13 Apr 2021 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3421
Views: 356790

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Does it mean that the middlemen gave in? Or is the compromise to just keep giving them their cut, though they are not adding any value? Just like cut-money in Mamata's Bengal? It probably means that they get tipped off on payments so that their goons can terrorize the actual farmers to extort their...
by Thakur_B
12 Apr 2021 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9936
Views: 1159659

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Office had a 4th massive outbreak of Covid. I managed to escape unscathed from the previous three but looks like this one has got me and everyone. In a matter of a few hours I have developed fever exceeding 102F. Went out to buy medicines and give test samples. Looks like even zinc supplements are i...
by Thakur_B
11 Apr 2021 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

o0jwaxDPh8c SMG5rck-ZHs The new AK V 521 carbine/rifle from Kalashnikov developed as a prototype for AK500 family. Has upper/lower configuration with monolithic upper rather than the dust cover configuration of standard AK. Disassembly similar to AR 15 rather than typical AK. Foregoes AK style sele...
by Thakur_B
11 Apr 2021 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268073

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Thanks for the link. While Kilo is itself very quiet, the scorpene is even quieter. Russian Batteries are also inferior but I believe we have switched and are using domestic batteries (Exide) which have even been exported to other countries that operate Kilo. Currently working on batteries that can...
by Thakur_B
10 Apr 2021 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1899
Views: 286164

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

partha wrote:stop thij naansense, joo fools.

the pichhar ij naat of gutter inaugurashun but taken on the occashun of 'bakistan day' celebrashuns. health minister waj the chief guest.


Standing over a miniature representation of the cuntry.
by Thakur_B
07 Apr 2021 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 419427

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

^^ What an utter crap article.
by Thakur_B
02 Apr 2021 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4509
Views: 863002

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

williams wrote:
9 kg vest should be a disaster for the soldiers especially in high altitude. I hope it is ddm in play.


1.8 KG vest would indicate vest without plates. 9 KG is very good for a Level III / Level IV vest.
by Thakur_B
28 Mar 2021 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What is our plan? To equip everyone with 7.62x51mm ? That is assuming IA and MoD had a plan to begin with. Rifle procurement requirements projected: 3.6 lac with 20% fast track and 80% domestic manufacturing. The numbers would have eventually hit 8 lac for support troops, reserves, IN, ICG and IAF....
by Thakur_B
27 Mar 2021 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

AA/AAA batteries last days on a holographic sight. No one is going to keep sight on all the time.
by Thakur_B
26 Mar 2021 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

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SSS defence dragunov upgrade seen with Para SF. Confirmed by vivek krishnan of sss defence.
by Thakur_B
24 Mar 2021 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5284
Views: 1162262

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From HVT himself ! https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1374403588953272322?s=19 LCH naming... Suggestions https://t.co/RljhkebFoX Go wild ! (On twitter, so that he can read it) :D Not on Twitter but if BRF can send the suggestion list, any of the 12 names of Jyotirlinga. Mahakal or Vishwanath being t...
by Thakur_B
23 Mar 2021 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 126
Views: 41115

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Mahindra LSV in olive green. Very TFTA.

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by Thakur_B
22 Mar 2021 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 586317

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^ Only a Super- Babu could have come up with this policy.
by Thakur_B
22 Mar 2021 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 126
Views: 41115

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

nachiket wrote:This is definitely a pleasant surprise. I thought the LSV deal had died a quiet death in the MoD. Finally we can replace the venerable Gypsy.

Although the IA ordered 3000 more of those just in 2019, so maybe not yet.

Gypsy replacement was Safari Storme and Force Gurkha Light Strike Vehicle.
by Thakur_B
15 Mar 2021 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

A few years back there used to be regular Rona Dhona on BRF for IA's requirements of FOM 1800 NVG devices for infantry while BEL was capable of producing on 1400 FOM devices. Now domestic suppliers like MKU and TONBO are manufacturing devices with 2100 FOM in single dual and quad configuration and n...
by Thakur_B
15 Mar 2021 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Atleast they could have standardised on ammo by choosing AK308.
by Thakur_B
09 Mar 2021 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 562
Views: 89819

Re: Women in Combat

asgkhan wrote:Somehow I am not comfortable with women in the special forces. While the photo-ops and image management is fine and dandy, hope the gobmint will not use them as the tip of the spear.


Women are not a part of SAG. In fact SAG is a very small part of NSG.
by Thakur_B
07 Mar 2021 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 2685

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 3421
Views: 356790

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 126
Views: 41115

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: 126
Views: 41115

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: 203
Views: 58199

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: 1219
Views: 314236

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: 9936
Views: 1159659

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: 1219
Views: 314236

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 4335
Views: 1291157

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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: 1075
Views: 249521

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...

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