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by prat.patel
19 Mar 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5228

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Don't understand why the good people have to go so soon! :(
Om Shanti! Parrikar sir - You shall be always fondly remembered!
by prat.patel
13 Mar 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 48890

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^ That is amazing news; isn't it!!! Admiral, Considering that HAL is setting and tracking targeted counts by financial year; shouldn't we update the counts on first page also by financial year? • 2014-15: One • 2015-16: One • 2016-17: Two • 2017-18: Five • 2018-19: Eight [Projected] Six [Completed...
by prat.patel
28 Feb 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125129

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Panther wrote:Bro of its a WWIII kinda situation. Modi will definitely address nation. But for everything it can't be. We can't pit out Prime Minister against Mr khan or ispr spokesman Gen gafoor.


+101
by prat.patel
28 Feb 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125129

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

1) boss.. Chruchill did address his people during WWII and raised the morale and hopes of the people..its not about cold feet. Let people see/feel/understand what GOI is doing... 2) bada kuch hone wala hai bhailog... As if churchill and brishit are some gold standard that NaMo and Bharat has to fol...
by prat.patel
14 Dec 2018 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^ There have been few instances in the world history where the entire population of a nation had decided to shun democracy and choose other forms of government. I have always struggled to understand how could they do it? How could people en masse take such an horrible call? Well, very saddened to ...
by prat.patel
14 Dec 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The Media's Supreme Court Judge has already given his verdict.... :lol: https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/1073195561392721920 ----> Judgment Day tomorrow on the Rafale. The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Friday on the Rafale petitions. Many will have sleepless nights tonight. But my ...
by prat.patel
16 Nov 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Its a matter of judicial overreach, not the one of transparency. We need to keep some leeway for people at the top so they can take decisions based on judgement calls. Question can be asked on how Ambani was chosen as a partner company. In this particular context and the case topic should have been...
by prat.patel
15 Nov 2018 01:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana wrote:Real Line 2 is not operational yet.

Its still Line 1A.


Got it, Thanks!
by prat.patel
15 Nov 2018 00:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rakesh wrote: its Tejas Division (Line 1=5) Hawk Line Kiran Hanger (Line 1A = 3) Second Line @ Nekkundi erstwhile Hawk Line(Line 2 =8) Su-30MkI line (Line 3) proposed Corrections above. There are couple of mentions that the second line was proposed at Nekkundi, but never happened. Hawk production f...
by prat.patel
11 Oct 2018 01:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ashishvikas wrote:IR said 7 for this FY. means SP10-SP16 by March 19.

Officially, target of HAL was 12 for this FY.

But it was always something not possible, as FOC hasn't yet confirmed, how can HAL deliver SP21.

SP17-SP20 are trainers.


Oh; yes.
Thanks for clarifying.
by prat.patel
10 Oct 2018 23:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I think IR said 6 is more realistic. And officially 8 was the target for this FY. doing 12 would actually mean overachieving! :D If that happens then we all BRF members should host a get together and mandatory lungi dance to be performed by all ! :D Nevertheless - Extremely happy to see SP-11 in air...
by prat.patel
28 Sep 2018 22:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thanks IR! Any info that can be shared yet on how IAF (now that they own the program) is going to help navigate through the pricing part? I mean the concerns over the price were raised by them, right (if I am not mistaken on this) - are they on board now and is the price issue dead and buried or its...
by prat.patel
30 Jul 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Thanks to all of the information from this forum - I am personally convinced that there is no corruption in this deal. But, at the same time I feel that the NDA Govt. has put up a shoddy defense in face of all the allegations. Its either - 1 - The Govt truly lacks competent personal to strongly and ...
by prat.patel
22 Jun 2018 01:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Do we know how many flight hours in these 4000 sorties?
by prat.patel
13 May 2018 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 546
Views: 135647

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^^^^ From what I have read in the interview of the author (who happens to be an ex-navy man) of the book based on which the movie is made - yes, a lot of things have been fictionalized. But the core story is true as far as her passing on critical information about PNS Gazi setting sail well before...
by prat.patel
09 Apr 2018 23:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

KBDagha wrote:OT

Which team? I worked for the same company.


^^^^
:) yeah it will get OT here. My email id - Pratyush.patel@majesco.com. Lets take it offline.
by prat.patel
09 Apr 2018 19:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I was invited to the Indian Express signature event #ExpressAdda With Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister Of Defence, on Saturday 7th April. During the course of the event, I brought up the topic of SQR's being drafted to suit foreign systems, and Tejas & Arjun not being inducted in sufficient n...
by prat.patel
16 Mar 2018 18:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Why do all newspaper keep reporting - Tejas has lower endurance than Gripen by a factor of 2-3. Both are similar aircraft with similar engines and similar weight? Can an Expert explain to a non-expert like me? It's all the more intriguing as Tejas went non-stop to Bahrain air show. Its deliberate m...
by prat.patel
16 Mar 2018 18:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Sorry for the rant - but the HT article was just so much in bad taste!!! :cry: :cry: How people do not have even an ounce of shame! This is purely anti-national activity. I know this is lifafa journalism. But at least the a lot of them twist the truth and figures to favor their argument. This articl...
by prat.patel
09 Mar 2018 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 489985

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Anybody know the status of LCH? Does LCH also warrant a separate thread (like Tejas MK1/MK1A thread) to keep getting updates on the production and induction into IAF and IA?
by prat.patel
08 Mar 2018 23:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Now that the Tejas stands tall on the shoulders of giants, with only one of those giants being the Hon. Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, I'd like to share the video of LCA's first flight once more, when so many fell in love with it and the people around it at first sight, when it hadn't been named...
by prat.patel
05 Mar 2018 19:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208235

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Some time back one of the senior members had remarked that NS is probably the best peace time RM we have ever had. I think now - with her managing to have all the decks cleared for Tejas - she can be atoned as such!! :D Kudos to DRDO as well as IAF chiefs to get the path set! This is indeed a moment...
by prat.patel
01 Mar 2018 02:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Another shot of LSP-8 with the IFR probe https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28377447_1676452675782507_3489414168433805743_n.jpg?oh=5229ccf311a41382b99e21a2abf1075e&oe=5B0B3789 8) 8) 8) And we need to add "in love" smiley to the list of smiles for pictures just like this :id...
by prat.patel
28 Feb 2018 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 813
Views: 75247

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Looks like Cheen is in play here too!!?? Read the post through to end. Although the first half talks about the failings of the Canadian govt; the second half subtly points to all the recent Chinese infiltration into Canadian politics and bureaucracy and the author is implying that there could be a C...
by prat.patel
28 Feb 2018 03:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana wrote:Don't get me wrong but why look for faults in a good news story?

HAL and IAF have accomplished hot refueling on the tarmac which is a FOC goal and this the MoD also has give press release.

Lets celebrate than find flies in ointment.


Yes; that too! :)
I agree whole-heartedly.
by prat.patel
28 Feb 2018 03:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The mesh was probably added as a safety measure just for the test since there were likely additional test equipment and personnel milling around the airplane. It probably won't be necessary when the procedure is operationalized. So, you reckon the mesh was put on before the engine was started in fi...
by prat.patel
10 Feb 2018 10:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833018

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What did 'KH' stand for in the serial numbering of prototype vehicles and the LSP birds?
And what does 'LH' stand for in the SP birds?
by prat.patel
08 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Here is an article I wrote a few months ago when the Congress was trying to pitch the Eurofighter: https://www.myind.net/Home/viewArticle/the-rafale-vs-eurofighter-debate-is-a-non-starter-vested-interests-should-stop-trying-to-derail-the-rafale-deal Note the relationship to the AugustaWestland scan...
by prat.patel
08 Feb 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Totally agree with you guys! Just hope that the Govt. finds a effective way to shut this noise down. Its a unnecessary distraction to the much required efforts being put in to defense area by this Govt. I am of a firm opinion that - strategically we are doing the much required right thing by backing...
by prat.patel
08 Feb 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307657

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^ Looks like some politicization is going on for petty gains and under-mining national security. Some politicians are claiming corruption in Rafale acquisition and are demanding a detailed cost breakdown in parliament. Govt has responded by stating in-ability to table the detailed break down cost ...
by prat.patel
01 Nov 2016 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A Poll on the American election - 2016
Replies: 137
Views: 10968

Re: A Poll on the American election - 2016

I voted for Trump in this forum.
Cant actually vote in real election - not a citizen

Reason is simple - I will still take a stupid/moron over an evil/crooked. You can reason with a stupid/moron, but an evil/crooked is already against you no matter what.
by prat.patel
18 Jun 2016 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256552

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^ Kartik one thing Bharat Karnad had mentioned was that French were ready to give tech that makes GaN chips, but we wanted tech-that-creates tech to mfr GaN chips, french refused that. Is it even possible that a 9 million small nation like sweden even has that what we want? Maybe like imported engi...
by prat.patel
13 Jun 2016 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256552

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

:!: :!: Cumpeteson :!: :!: "Saab offers its cutting-edge Gallium Nitride AESA radar technology if India decides to produce the Gripen fighter aircraft for the IAF". Not that I am a proponent of accepting this particular offer - but heartening to see the way we are being wooed. Firangis ar...
by prat.patel
12 Jun 2016 02:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256552

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

:!: :!: Cumpeteson :!: :!: "Saab offers its cutting-edge Gallium Nitride AESA radar technology if India decides to produce the Gripen fighter aircraft for the IAF". This is not competition with Rafale to get mmrca! When Tejas flew in Bahrain, it resulted immediately that chinee-porki jf 1...
by prat.patel
10 Jun 2016 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256552

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

It’s called throwing stuff out there and seeing what sticks. SAAB has this cutting edge GaN airborne radar, that neither Sweden, nor Brazil are using on their own Gripen E/F’s, choosing instead the mature and balanced (technology, timeline and risk) Selex AESA instead. SAAB is a radar integrator (l...
by prat.patel
10 Jun 2016 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256552

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

:!: :!: Cumpeteson :!: :!: "Saab offers its cutting-edge Gallium Nitride AESA radar technology if India decides to produce the Gripen fighter aircraft for the IAF". Not that I am a proponent of accepting this particular offer - but heartening to see the way we are being wooed. Firangis are...
by prat.patel
28 May 2016 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 119200

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

What USN bases does IN need? In SCS they need Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia as allies. Unless, Modi is planning to attack canada, then we can use some US bases to replenish and launch the strike from there. This entire logistics agreement is bad in faith and not a requirement for us at all. My hu...

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