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by Srutayus
26 Mar 2020 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332860

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Please be very careful to substantiate & verify your information before sharing in these times.
by Srutayus
17 Mar 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948537

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

The sourcing of the story is from a Malayalam daily whose credibility is suspect to say the least. Even beyond the prima facie of a vernacular magazine coming out with a sensational story with suspect sources, I remember well the days when highly sensational manufactured stories were made up by the ...
by Srutayus
27 Feb 2020 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432994

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That is a super idea. More than a Think Tank you need an Action Group that can fight Information Warfare and change the narrative on ground, on wikipedia etc. Bring out the truth. Accept that govt and ruling party will fail in Information War but use that as an opportunity for you all to do your bi...
by Srutayus
26 Feb 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432994

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any thoughts on spinning off a think-tank from BR?
Anyone interested in pursuing this thought?
by Srutayus
19 Feb 2020 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236995

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

As for L&T the K9 order of 90 guns was to equip the three strike corps. And this was understood when factory was setup. I believe that the MoD may covert the 180 gun wheeled gun requirement (not the 800 odd truck mounted which is a separate requirement) into more orders for K9 when funds are fr...
by Srutayus
18 Feb 2020 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236995

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

If I understand you right, the Army made a decision to procure a decade back. The procurement process took a decade - can we say procurement abortion of a process here? - and in the meantime, we built up quite an artillery industry domestically. And yet, the army continued to negotiate for the Isra...
by Srutayus
18 Feb 2020 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236995

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

This is a legacy procurement process that started in 2011-2012 that has slowly wound its way through the MoD. The difference now is the presence of potential indigenous alternatives. Note though that the Kalyani product has not been through the testing cycle yet, and the ATAGS has some months left f...
by Srutayus
02 Jan 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 224787

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

This is not a good time to bicker among ourselves which is how we have lost every civilizational battle for the last 1000 years. Amit Shah has spent a considerable amount of his time in Kerala. And BJP and RSS cadres have given up their lives for the cause. How many tears were shed for them? Not too...
by Srutayus
20 Nov 2018 10:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1195312

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

L1 can be a serious bottleneck in technology intensive competition but is safe bet for decision makers. Penny Wise Pound foolish type of decison MOD takes When unsubstantiated mudslinging for political gain becomes normal, decision makers will have to take relief in procedure. And we cannot blame t...
by Srutayus
17 Nov 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Looks like you are late to the party. Rest assured, I am already convinced that this is perhaps the cleanest deal ever in the history of Indian Def acquicision. And I support further follow on order of 36. I understand and value your posts. I dont mean to cause offence. In general, it is unfortunat...
by Srutayus
16 Nov 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

JayS wrote: 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 shou...
by Srutayus
15 Nov 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Rafale - The Gust of Wind https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/tr ... 3cc4796fce By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd), 09 November 2018 Note Air Marshal Chopra’s breakdown of the price in the article. The residual price of about 91 million Euros per plane is in line with other price breakdown estimate...
by Srutayus
10 Nov 2018 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

So that justifies 40% more? And anyone that questions that has moved on to the dark side? Should try to find the explanation, there might be some very legitimate ones rather than such silly accusations If you are making the fantastic accusations, such as 40% more than a deal that never happened, yo...
by Srutayus
12 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/india/offsets-with-reliance-defence-only-10-of-obligation-in-talks-with-100-other-indian-companies-dassault-aviation-ceo/amp_articleshow/66170388.cms Offset with Reliance Defence only 10% of obligation, in talks with 100 other Indian companies: Dassau...
by Srutayus
11 Oct 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

https://twitter.com/srutayus/status/1050404915401682944?s=21
Offset companies. Pretty much the who is who of Indian aerospace manufacturing. Find your favorite companies in there.
by Srutayus
08 Oct 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

What bothers me is that my hopes of seeing a private sector player emerge as a formal strategic partner to HAL have pretty crumbled. For me, Dassault tying up with RAL instead TASL Guys TASL is an offset partner as well, as are HAL, Dynamatic, Samtel etc. etc. Please do read the details of the offs...
by Srutayus
23 Sep 2018 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

The offset contracts, which are both under negotiation and signed, are being disclosed by Dassault dependent on the level of fruition. MoD has no stand on this matter at least until the contracts are submitted to them by Dassault, Thales etc. for verification of the fulfillment of the 50% offset obl...
by Srutayus
23 Sep 2018 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

1. One political party in India allegedly benefited its benefactor while procuring items critical for National Security and astonishingly did not even prepared a counter point beforehand. 2. Another political party in India gives a damn about National Security, Foreign Relations, Future Acquisition...
by Srutayus
22 Sep 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

There is a distinct India connection with links to the ecosystem in this episode. The India based French Journalist, Julien Bouissou @jubouissou is an open Modi-baiter who was also involved in trying to derail the PondiLitFest, and nearly succeeded. You can look him up on twitter and verify this you...
by Srutayus
22 Sep 2018 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

There is TASL, L&T, Mahindra, Dynamatic, VEM, Alpha Tocol all of whom had some background! But Indranil, every one of the companies you named ... and several others, including HAL, are actually part of the offset program . Not just Reliance Defence. Thanks to Livefist for collating these https:...
by Srutayus
21 Sep 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

The talk of manufacturing Rafales in India by Reliance was during the earlier proposed deal during the UPA era when bada bhai Mukesh Ambani's RIL was being proposed.
This time of course, the 36 aircraft will be manufactured in France and chota bhai's Reliance Defence is one of 70+ offset partners.
by Srutayus
21 Sep 2018 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

I can see why the IAF is so reluctant to back HAL programs. But it is better to look forward to what can be done with HAL, especially after this government has leaned hard on the IAF to give them a chance with the Tejas. Not easy to say this when it is the IAF is who has to fly these aircraft into b...
by Srutayus
09 Sep 2018 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

the decision to go with 36 Rafaels in place of the original 126 why was the original premise of manufacture in India bypassed in the new deal. How is the additional amount in the new deal spent The 36 Rafales (not Rafaels) were the stop gap due to the deal for the 126 with local manufacture etc. go...
by Srutayus
01 Sep 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

country simply cannot afford to buy more without breaking the bank To elaborate, the costs including maintenance, spares, weapons etc. were so high as to affect the entire defense budget for years with little room for anything else. The costs from the possible acquisition of the Rafale were stated ...
by Srutayus
10 Aug 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Minimum for what Saar? Surely we wouldn't be needing MRCA 2.0 if 36 were enough. Minimum for the urgent requirement, especially with squadron stand-downs looming. Without having to wait for the MRCA 2.0 drag on and maybe end up with a decision at some indeterminate point in the future... IAF wants ...
by Srutayus
03 Mar 2018 07:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 316464

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Out of curiosity .. why does all the Arjuns need mine ploughs ? .. wouldnt be enough to task some variants with this feature ? From an operational perspective...a very valid question. No MBT is evaluated for its primary weight after strapping on a mine plough. But if you are predisposed to reject i...
by Srutayus
10 Feb 2018 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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

Thank you. It is good that we at BRF are tying to put these things out there. The Co***ess is stooping to new lows with their disregard to national interests. They have continually surprised by further surpassing their own low standards of morality with their actions, such as during the surgical str...
by Srutayus
08 Feb 2018 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

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 scand...
by Srutayus
09 Jan 2018 04:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 316464

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

if the 120mm gun can engage targets at 3km with 80% hit probability which person would use the LAHAT at 1.2Km? At that range its more likely 100% hit probability no? No one will. That is why no western MBT has a requirement for a guided missile. Soviet tanks did due to the longer engagement ranges ...
by Srutayus
05 Oct 2017 02:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 620474

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This week I wrote an article on the effect of the recent reforms on the immediate and sustained growth rates of the Indian economy that can be seen here:
https://www.myind.net/Home/viewArticle/reforms-regulation-and-the-slowdown-in-economic-growth
by Srutayus
23 Aug 2017 04:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782556

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Here is a Korean source: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170821000746&mod=skb The actual source is the Korean parliamentary inquiry in 2016 which can no doubt be found and read by those with ample time and knowledge of the Korean language. The Korea Herald is a reputed paper and the rep...
by Srutayus
22 Aug 2017 20:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782556

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/korean-mishap-raises-doubts-over-reliability-of-indian-army-s-future-artillery-gun/story-SDmpCMkloKfPJbJ3JzSA6O.html Local media questioned the reliability of the K-9 howitzer, a gun meant for firing shells on high trajectories, after two South Korean soldie...
by Srutayus
18 Aug 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Maintenance depots etc. would have been included in the larger order of 22. There are facilities being established at 2 airbases. But if you want to add to your list of "other" costs, not including a hefty premium: The costs accrued by the US inspection teams that will periodically inspect...
by Srutayus
18 Aug 2017 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Th US Army ordered 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for just $591.2 million in a contract to Boeing on February 20, 2015
http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2015/02/army-attack-helicopters.html
by Srutayus
18 Aug 2017 01:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 479749

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/t-series-tanks-have-been-having-snags-delay-in-overhaul-mix-of-components-the-reason/articleshow/60109663.cms The T-72 tanks made under transfer of technology from Russia may be the mainstay of armoured division of the Army but they have given more tr...
by Srutayus
17 Jun 2017 23:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789670

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://myind.net/Home/viewArticle/understanding-the-gdp-slowdown-in-india-is-the-quarter-of-demonetization
Understanding the GDP slowdown in India in the quarter of Demonetization

…measures that promote sustained growth are critical over measures that incentivize short term spurts…
by Srutayus
25 May 2017 02:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 905954

Re: Small Arms Thread

IA did not order Excalibur, and will not order MCIWS either. So, why waste time? Just give order to Punj-Lloyd under MII and be done with it. And some more indigenous efforts bite the dust...not because of the products, which appear to be very good designs. The small arms design capabilities at OFB...
by Srutayus
23 May 2017 04:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 316464

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Cost will go down with increased orders. The investment in development has to be spread over the order, manufacture of parts becomes cheaper with a greater order, greater Indianisation and vendor development becomes possible for components with a larger order... Which is why DRDO has been saying tha...
by Srutayus
01 May 2017 23:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 479749

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

What is clear is that the indigenous capability to design & build a modern MBT exists in India. Whether the IA nurtures it is another question altogether. Let us honor our brave men of the Armoured Corps by ensuring that they go to battle in a sophisticated and superior Indian Tank, designed, m...

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