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by Bart S
20 Jun 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4255
Views: 686491

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is this something that we necessarily need Gromov's help with? Would a used Boeing 747 serve the purpose? Or is it really the Gromov/TSAGI expertise that we need?
by Bart S
19 Jun 2018 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416213

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

@Bart S what is it that the Apache can do w.r.t COIN and tackling infiltration which the LCH cannot do? I am all for using the LCH as the mainstay when it is ready, and I am not saying that we need to order them just for COIN. I am talking about the Apaches that we already ordered, my point is not ...
by Bart S
19 Jun 2018 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416213

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Apache helicopters seem to be a solution which is looking for a problem. There is an existing problem that the Apaches are perfectly suited for which is COIN and tackling infiltration. But unfortunately we do not use airpower for these, even if it is away from densely inhabited areas (like the Maoi...
by Bart S
19 Jun 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295462

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

He drew on the meteor discussion..and is pointing out its limitations.. IMO, not integrating Meteor on Tejas and Su-30 is but expected as it takes away a big reason for India to buy Rafale. What did we expect, MBDA which is tied at the hip to the French state and Dassault, will just acquisce to our...
by Bart S
19 Jun 2018 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4255
Views: 686491

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

We will never be able to build a world class jet engine without a dedicated engine testbed for GTRE. If we had been even mildly serious about the need for an indigenous engine such glaring shortcomings would have been fixed a long time ago. Who stopped them from building/acquiring the test bed(s)??...
by Bart S
18 Jun 2018 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 633956

Re: Small Arms Thread

What a shame. Indian army plans to buy rifles from an overseas shopping spree rather than improving on the indegenous INSAS. ------ India Army is said to pare down rifles order to 250,000 https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-army-is-said-to-pare-down-rifles-order-to-250000/articl...
by Bart S
17 Jun 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Falijee wrote:Another "Project" Added To CPEC "Bucket List" :mrgreen:

CPEC: Peshawar to have circular train project
June 16, 2018

Eid "Gift" To Peshawaris :roll:



Financed by circular debt no doubt :mrgreen:
by Bart S
16 Jun 2018 16:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Second such major below the belt blow today. 'Rising Kashmir' Editor Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead In Srinagar https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/shujaat-bukhari-editor-of-rising-kashmir-shot-in-srinagar-injured-1867640 This is now an all out war declared on us, will our govt please wake up or just carry ...
by Bart S
15 Jun 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The Hindu's Malini Parthasarathy @MaliniP on former colleague Shujaat Bukhari: Shujaat Bukhari joined @the_hindu in the '90s & lit up the paper's link to the Kashmir crisis. He connected the Hurriyat leaders & many other key players to our editorial board, bringing home the full force of Kas...
by Bart S
15 Jun 2018 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512244

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

SBajwa wrote:ISI headquarter in Islamabad is at Khayaban-e-Suharwardy, G-7/4, G-7, Islamabad which is 85 KMs.

Totally OT, but I finally understood what that Harpal Bector character was referring to :oops: :lol:
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

rising kashmir is pro-pak newspaper AFAIK. Glancing through the editorial and opinion section there are no pro-India articles but also none of the usual ISI/Hurriyat propaganda and vitriol. Perhaps the latter was their 'crime' in the eyes of the terrorist jihadi fanatics. Looks like this guy was qu...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says: 'Killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari is act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. 'He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked and pained. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family.' :...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Rahul M wrote:rising kashmir is pro-pak newspaper AFAIK.


Glancing through the editorial and opinion section there are no pro-India articles but also none of the usual ISI/Hurriyat propaganda and vitriol. Perhaps the latter was their 'crime' in the eyes of the terrorist jihadi fanatics.
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

http://zeenews.india.com/jammu-and-kashmir/army-jawan-involved-in-encounter-of-terrorist-sameer-tiger-kidnapped-from-shopian-2116527.html Army jawan, involved in encounter of terrorist Sameer Tiger, kidnapped from Shopian This current pussyfooting around will not do. Time to reactivate the Ikhwan t...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

Let's get the figs.3 times maintenance costs cannot remotely come close to 3 times capital cost! The interest on even one MKI should take care of annual maintenance costs. To imagine that Rafale spates and maintenance costs less than that of an MKI per annum is hugely lower is open to examination ....
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228113

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Looks like we have a number of saleSmen for PAK-FA and FGFA on BR. (and for a lot of other Russian products too) Salesmen would at least have some real justification and there might be some logic to it, might even get some grudging respect. It is a much more pathetic than that, there are too many a...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I think it is only dawning on many Indians including those in the Armed forces that Pakis respect no agreement. I hope we retiliate in such a manner and casualties soo high that the Pakis can't hide and they temporarily lay low when we have to prepare. Until we split the nation again we can expect ...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

http://zeenews.india.com/jammu-and-kashmir/army-jawan-involved-in-encounter-of-terrorist-sameer-tiger-kidnapped-from-shopian-2116527.html Army jawan, involved in encounter of terrorist Sameer Tiger, kidnapped from Shopian This current pussyfooting around will not do. Time to reactivate the Ikhwan ty...
by Bart S
14 Jun 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 21230

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1006894124165824513 ---> Believe it or not, OFB seeks explaination from the Indian Army on Twitter. This is called being true digital. Yet they don't have the sense to create an organizational twitter handle and are using a named account of the PR guy. True ...
by Bart S
13 Jun 2018 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469210

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US has pathological hatred for Russia. Its sickening. Why should it be sickening for a sane, rational, INDIAN (leaving out Russi/Amriki fanboys from this category)? Except for narrow areas where it might affect our interests, why should we care or get emotional if a bunch of white people want to fi...
by Bart S
12 Jun 2018 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261486

Re: Internal Security Watch

Well, this has been happening all over the country including places you wouldn't expect, like rural TN, and Bangalore city. The level of stupidity, blind faith in hearsay and overall illiteracy and lack of rule of law is shocking
by Bart S
12 Jun 2018 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

anupmisra wrote:Ganja sharief has a dog painted to look like a lion.


The Paki military would be quite offended by that, they never considered themselves to be the property of any politicians (let alone Ganja).
by Bart S
09 Jun 2018 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^Actually that article by William Milam is a must-read and probably deserves to go up on the first page of this thread. Damming insight into the mindset and duplicity of the Pakistani military, the use of plausible deniability, and civil-military relations. http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/revisiti...
by Bart S
09 Jun 2018 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

This makes no sense. So Musharaff did not know what his DGMO told the Americans and the British in the very beginning? Why was he still lying to Zinni or itis just his nature? I wonder whatever happened to all the bodies they never claimed/ Makes perfect sense. Pakis lied. Pakis got caught in their...
by Bart S
07 Jun 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The combination of all 3 attributes makes the S-400 a very hard nut to crack and also, very valuable to any AF. One can only imagine what will happen if Russia starts producing GaN radars with very high power output allowing these systems to detect VLO targets at range. Is this functionality that w...
by Bart S
06 Jun 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Right Lets not buy the S-400 and be naked to nuclear blackmail form Pakis because the Chinese might have the S400. Same time the US might sanction our scam ridden economy. very good thinking. Countering nuclear blackmail is all well and good (it is a different matter that the counter can be offensi...
by Bart S
06 Jun 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Not really. Our missile and radar story is a big success, with multiple new missiles coming in. The S400's are IMO a stop-gap. You are actually making my point here. Why buy a super-expensive 'stop-gap' that will take the better part of a decade to operationalize, when we have most of the building ...
by Bart S
06 Jun 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ Hasn't China also purchased S-400's ? Yes, but as part of an integrated national strategy to acquire the tech and capability and not just the equipment, their deals with the Russians are generally cover for full-scale TOT and rapid buildup of equivalent clone systems that they rapidly improve o...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2343
Views: 378579

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just showed it has a new 'Dark Sword' fighter jet — and it's a nightmare for the US What a bullshit, clickbait title. :rotfl: Not an American fanboy, but the idea that a vague photo of a mockup of a plane in a Chinese workshop means that they have eclipsed the aviation prowess of a country th...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

None of the anti missile systems from US more Russia have proven to work effectively in battle. Could be ending up with a large bill and a false sense of security. I'd have more faith in anti missile systems if India developed it's own version. +100 This is an investment that will only compound ove...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why do you think IAF is interested in it even after AaD/PAD, MRSAM and Akash? Only thing that makes sense is either ultra long range SAM or tactical ABM capability. I can’t think of anything else. How do you know that it is solely the IAF who is interested in it and not vested interests in the GOI/...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 633956

Re: Small Arms Thread

Both the 7.62 / 51 And 7.62/ 39 are being made in India at LMT India facilities: LMT systems are very good, but Indian forces are not known to use AR platforms in any significant quantities and it is unclear whether they would meet reliability and tolerance for minimal maintenance under Indian cond...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 633956

Re: Small Arms Thread

Enough of this circus. Why can't the force's explicitly state requirements to the OFB and each ofb plant designs own designs for the requirement. Let them be tested against each other the best design wins. Or is it too logical. The problem IS the OFB. If the govt and ARDE was working with private p...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317462

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/2-bsf-soldiers-killed-in-unprovoked-and-indiscriminate-firing-by-pakistan-in-jammus-akhnoor-1861623 very sad news - 2 Soldiers Killed In Unprovoked And Indiscriminate Firing By Pakistan In Jammu's Akhnoor. Less than a week after the Director General of Military Opera...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

XR-SAM system is a good 10 years from being operational. Won't make a difference. Given that there is a list of pending customer deliveries including China, Turkey and existing Russian orders and we come after that in the pecking list, it will easily take 5-6 years for deliveries to take place and ...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Was not Naseem Zehra known as Shireen lite or Honeypot - in - chief? Seriously? Pliss to see a photu of her on Google or check out TV programmes that she was on before assuming such to be true. :eek: then again, if the standard we are comparing with is Shireen Mazari, all bets are off :rotfl: Anyon...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1840
Views: 117414

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/is-there-hope-for-resurrecting-india-pakistan-relations/ Is There Hope for Resurrecting India-Pakistan Relations? There may be hope yet for India and Pakistan. By K. S. Venkatachalam At a time when we see conflicts in many parts of the world, both of South Asia’s nuc...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1365
Views: 149056

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Have to say the Brits still make great comedy shows.

panduranghari wrote:Hull/Middlesbrough is a shit hole


Reminded me of this scene from 'The IT Crowd' :lol:
by Bart S
02 Jun 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39658

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It seems like Turkey has been able to leap & close key technology gaps in 15 years time. Any guesses on how this happened? Is Turkish investment in Def R&D is so high & that too in many areas simultaneously to close gaps or is it all blowing a bunch of hot air? Its GDP is around 1T$ as ...
by Bart S
02 Jun 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375444

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

go go go with S-400, bring on cexy (non-aligned) back The S400 is bad news for the Indian mil-tech industry and local manufacturing, we badly need that dough injected into our own projects instead, and there is no reason why we cannot build a better system locally. Additionally the quantity/price i...

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