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by member_28840
27 May 2016 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 828867

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The possibility of missile test near Chennai is very remote, since missile tests are never conducted in populated areas. Can you tell in which part of Chennai was the photo taken? Saidapet, Chennai. One usually can see Sriharikota launches from here, and I suppose it could have been a sounding rock...
by member_28840
26 May 2016 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 828867

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Was there a missile test or an ABM test in the vicinity of Chennai this morning. We spotted two rocket / missile launches in differing directions that left contrails in the sky. A coworker saw the missile and could spot the flame trails going straight up, so this is very likely not left by jets. &qu...
by member_28840
09 Dec 2015 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 24853

Re: Chennai floods

So, I recently got back from a week long vacation on a tropical island, unfortunately there was no power for the duration of my stay and all the other guests left by boat on the second day. I did however manage to spot the following aircraft, A AW-101 on the morning of the 3rd, some VIP taking a tou...
by member_28840
25 Jun 2015 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 113700

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

No one discussing Zaid Hamid getting in trouble?

https://twitter.com/bharatrakshak/statu ... 4432196608
"Zaid Hamid 8 Years Jail and 1200 Lashes"

I am rubbing my hands in glee right now :)
by member_28840
03 May 2015 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 362209

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

^^ I beg to differ with that last statement. While i appreciate and commend the efforts by the Navy to push for indigenous shipbuilding, we are still importing far too many critical systems. Powerplant, transmission ,sensors, weapon systems , stealth composites and much more. While i am not the bigg...
by member_28840
22 Apr 2015 17:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 270658

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^ A rational paki? I never thought i would live to see the day.
by member_28840
22 Apr 2015 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 429
Views: 51807

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

kmkraoind, How will the small or medium quadcopter stay within line of sight to the ship? The sea is flat and visibility on clear days is extremely good. Masts of ships can be spotted at tens of kilometers. It gets better with good binoculars. Catching up to someone with a head start is difficult. A...
by member_28840
08 Apr 2015 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3424
Views: 511887

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The crowd of Orange life vest clad figures dotting the superstructure, says much about the seakeeping ability of these ships. @Austin, Israel shouldn't have a problem since the Barak-8 was specifically designed to intercept supersonic anti ship missiles. But selling anything to the Iranians is a pip...
by member_28840
07 Apr 2015 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Thanks Ravi. I think that might have been the article i remember reading. Kind of feel disappointed reading it though :( @ Rahul, I get that, the statement in the linked post was ambiguous as it referred to an S4 (3rd boat) and an S4* (4th boat?? , akin to Agni II Prime before being revealed as Agni...
by member_28840
07 Apr 2015 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 270658

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

1$ billion for all that. Wonder how much we would have had to pay for the same quantity of stuff?

Sarcasm aside, how many hellfire missiles are part Apache deal? some 250 IIRC?

You can be sure those 1000 hellfires wont be used on some cave dwellers, more likely to be pointed at our tanks.
by member_28840
07 Apr 2015 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ Sorry gents, http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5039&start=3920#p1820557 I remember seeing the same thing in another report (which I cant seem to find, I have tried searching). I assume they kept the hull the same to minimize changes, besides they have been fabricating A...
by member_28840
07 Apr 2015 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

i wonder when INS Aridaman will be ready for floating out in trials? conflicting reports says she was launched into water in end 2012, then some reports claim her reactor was under assembly mid 2014 which surely means she would be drydocked with a gaping hole behind the sail. its high time we compl...
by member_28840
31 Mar 2015 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 719709

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

nevin wrote:^^ sub's name is 'kashalot' - sounds as cash-a-lot.


Oh you can be sure we will be paying through the nose. Friendship prices don't mean what they used to anymore. Now friendship price is the price you pay for someone for them to continue being your friend.
by member_28840
24 Mar 2015 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA2x2HNUQAEipe1.jpg What are the two towers behind t38 and t39? There are actually 2 vessels behind the 3 ISVs. If you look closely you can make out that there are two sets of masts in front of the yellow tower. From the shape of the mast and the wheelhouse / bridge they...
by member_28840
12 Mar 2015 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2157
Views: 357989

Re: Military Multimedia Content

^^ Brilliant! I love how it becomes completely flush with the skin of the airframe.
by member_28840
05 Mar 2015 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 735228

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Well spotted, does look like a Vz58 with Eotech holographic sights. What is the LMG / MMG on the ground, behind them, with the tripod deployed? looks like a PK machine gun to me. Supposedly the Gun is an AK103? Eitherway MARCOS is the only one what has shown AK series of Weapons with Optics. and th...
by member_28840
04 Mar 2015 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 735228

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Aditya G wrote:Czech Vz58 at the back? With a laser sight as well. May be Para SF?
rkhanna wrote:'Supposedly' MARCOS in an encounter in J&K


Well spotted, does look like a Vz58 with Eotech holographic sights. What is the LMG / MMG on the ground, behind them, with the tripod deployed? looks like a PK machine gun to me.
by member_28840
28 Feb 2015 14:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The empty shell of the rounds being fired...could they ricochet off the ground and hit the fuselage? Ground firing is routinely done on operational fighters to zero the sights after overhaul or repair. There is no danger involved (unless you happen to be in the line of fire...). The shell casings a...
by member_28840
23 Feb 2015 09:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Many similar accidents worldwide. A japan fishing Boat went down all hands when a usn ssn surfaced From right under it. Makes me think passive sonar is mostly turned off. Else fishing boat engines should be easily detectable. Fishing boats tend to cast their nets and anchor or drift with their engi...
by member_28840
20 Feb 2015 21:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17764

Re: Aero India 2015

Dileep wrote:I got pic of the glide bomb. Will post tonight.

Talked to the director drdl. Akash can kill if the radar can track, which is 0.1 m2 rcs


thank you Dileep. Looking forward to seeing the picture.
by member_28840
20 Feb 2015 12:15
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17764

Re: Aero India 2015

At the DRDO pavilion,there was a most interesting display.A dark black object built entirely out of Kevlar/composites around 4.0m+ long,the 100km glide bomb recently tested. Scant info,but it was there for all to see. WQhen I asked at another display of ordnance where it was ,I was pointed in its d...
by member_28840
18 Feb 2015 12:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

P15A has 16 VLS tubes at the fore (excluding the B8). This internal reload is very interesting, it might imply that the loadout might be 8 Anti Ship Brahmos and 8 Nirbhay / Brahmos land attack carried as a standard load with internal reloads. I certainly hope it is. I agree we have certainly wasted ...
by member_28840
18 Feb 2015 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200068

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Sinngha, You need to start SARPA. Singha Advanced Research Project Agency :P I would invest. This idea of Ultra Long range SAM might be workable, I am intrigued. Sorry to continue this OT train of thought but... The problems i see are, 1) Can the AMRAAM type missile be fired at hypersonic speeds? c...
by member_28840
18 Feb 2015 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

About time the order for the Shivalik follow on was placed. Its been several years since we completed the original 3. I really like the approach taken with the P-15B being laid down even as the P-15As are rolling off the block. Hope it doesn't take much longer for the P-17A design to get finalized a...
by member_28840
17 Feb 2015 19:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 114108

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

If I am not mistaken, the Indian Embassy at Kabul or Jalalabad (or one of the major cities in Afghanistan) was guarded by one of the CPMF organisations, most likely ITBP. There was an attack on this embasy, and the people who faced the brunt of the attack were jawans from the Para Military forces. ...
by member_28840
17 Feb 2015 09:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 114108

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

^^ Embassies and consulates are treated as sovereign land of the country that operates them. U.S embassies and consulates are secured by armed marines, i am sure there wont be any legal restriction is having the ITBP guarding our embassies anywhere since it is sovereign land of Bharat.
by member_28840
17 Feb 2015 08:35
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17764

Re: Aero India 2015

^ Fighter misspelt as "LCA AF Mk1 FRIGHTER" in bold heading font. Wonder why they cant afford to get someone to proof read these things before releasing it to the public.
by member_28840
14 Feb 2015 18:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

FOC requires , LCA firing guns , the last report was about Gun firing demonstrated from ground to user for all necessary parameters. Airborne testing in Jamnagar , no updates yet. Which platform have been integrated with 23 mm GSH gun ?? Even in this era of missiles , guns are an absolute necessary...
by member_28840
14 Feb 2015 10:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^ I agree, the Navy seems far ahead on the indigenization path than the other services combined. Gun pod should be possible, its self contained so no problem with ammo feeds and such. Vibration tests may need to be done to validate but that should happen as part of clearance anyway. But since the LC...
by member_28840
14 Feb 2015 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^ Thanks Karan, i was a bit confused by that article as well, i thought us ordering AMRAAMs would have made a bigger splash. Well that clears that up. I really liked the 21 better for its clean lines, the 25 for its brute strength and the 29 for its looks and its agility . I somehow never really gre...
by member_28840
14 Feb 2015 01:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^ ASRAAM... That makes so much more sense now. How are you calculating the MiG 21 vs 27 record ? Total procured to total crashed? I admit the MiG 21 might have a better rate due to the sheer numbers we procured. Edit: thanks for the link Viv. But both of the aircraft should have been retired sooner...
by member_28840
14 Feb 2015 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 186569

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

it would be useful to do a range versus payload compare of the LCA, because frankly in everything else, the LCA Mk1 beats the Jags hands down, features wise. the jaguar even with DARIN-3 wont have BVR capability. no derbys are stated to be acquired. OT but ... http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/...
by member_28840
09 Feb 2015 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^

"...each costing an estimated amount of Rs.3,000 crore..."


500 million usd for a midget sub? is it a typo, or are some babus robbing us?
by member_28840
29 Jan 2015 17:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 270658

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

@ Singha, I realize that their infra is terrible, but the point of destroying what little they have is to increase the discomfort of their population. A population far removed from the frontlines will continue to support their troops. populations deprived of basic human needs such as drinking water ...
by member_28840
29 Jan 2015 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190064

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ Thank you for exercising your right to vote. I too am glad to finally have someone at the helm who puts nation before self. Looking at the big picture we can see national interests converging, and the security quad beginning to make a comeback. Exiting times we live in. Here is a quick question /...
by member_28840
29 Jan 2015 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 270658

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

While 1v1 or even many v many may seem like the romantic ideal of fighter pilots, wars of the future should not / will not be fought that way. Full intensity conflict will be short and sharp. 7 - 14 days and not more. No offense to you Shiv but a grinding 3 month long conflict will be expensive not ...
by member_28840
29 Jan 2015 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200068

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^^ ISI propaganda. This should give you a clue about who is behind this. http://dailymailnews.com/contact-us/ Nuclear deal being sealed, inclusion into NSG, the world looking at India as a responsible nuclear power with a good non-proliferation track record... compared with the sorry state of affair...
by member_28840
28 Jan 2015 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200068

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

ravip wrote:This time China will get some of its own taste of psychological warfare, as our MEA visits their country on 31st Jan we will test the road mobile ICBM.


And all this time, here we were thinking Agni pushed back due to Obama... Guess we have the crafty Messrs Modi and Doval to thank :)
by member_28840
28 Jan 2015 12:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 270658

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^ There is no open source statistics available, any baki journalist who even so much as thinks of putting together the actual numbers gets a bullet in the back. They do like their casualty numbers rounded down to a nice small value while rounding up any of their military kills. Helps sell that they...
by member_28840
27 Jan 2015 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3424
Views: 511887

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

http://news.usni.org/2015/01/21/document-report-congress-chinese-naval-modernization Document: Report to Congress on Chinese Naval Modernization Good find Philip, thanks for sharing. Went through the whole report and although I know this before it is still startling to read about the sheer numbers ...

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