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by Srutayus
23 Oct 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3820
Views: 740679

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

There won't be a Mk1A prototype! Call it what you want. The integration of the Mk1a configuration is planned to begin next year and certification will be 1-2 years after that. Here is a recent month old article from Ananthakrishnan on this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theweek.in/news/india/202...
by Srutayus
23 Oct 2020 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3820
Views: 740679

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

sorry my bad I thought you said Mk2, Actually I was talking about the 83 LCA which are in the final phase of placing the order. If they are ready for production, how come it takes another 2 years to be certified. Am i missing something here. Indeed the first prototype of the Mk1A is yet to fly, and...
by Srutayus
08 Oct 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177889

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The "OFB carbine" was actually designed by ARDE. Concerns about the manufacturing quality by OFB and product ownership between ARDE & OFB are still very pertinent, especially due to the INSAS experience.
by Srutayus
05 Oct 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3820
Views: 740679

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

I read here that HAL already started on LCH production in anticipation of the order confirmation (or am I mistaken). Why not do the same for the LCA (83) too. Because there is no LCAMk1A yet. Hopefully the prototype flies and is certified in about 2 years or so. HAL needs to buckle up and make that...
by Srutayus
04 Oct 2020 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077093

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The vile brother sister duo was giggling on the drive to meet the victims family. Seemed like they were in quite the celebratory mood about the mayhem they are hoping to unleash. Video in link below. Better to see it from the opindia page than from the Congress twitter feed where it was triumphantly...
by Srutayus
02 Oct 2020 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351308

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Hi Virendra,
Unable to purchase the Kindle version from the US.
by Srutayus
30 Sep 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401947

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Currently we are still asking this question that how will China manage to get water for 50,000 troops. But they managed just fine in 1962. how did they do it. They declared that "India had been taught a lesson" and stood down once they had exhausted their logistics which had been secretly...
by Srutayus
23 Sep 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515373

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

$100 million per drone. That is why India should develop its own drones.


The $3B would include logistics, support, armament etc. It would not be 100M per drone.
But, India must develop its own drones for several reasons, security, availability, cost etc.
by Srutayus
12 Sep 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544876

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

They have sold X95s. They are making the entire IWI product line in India. Unlike SSS defence, these guys are slowly consolidating their position.


They come with IWI's proven product line. With SSS, one hopes for the best, but there is a long way to go before they can demonstrate usable products.
by Srutayus
09 Sep 2020 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742505

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6kyfhU1PLA&t=679s OFB leeches have surfaced to abuse the army and dislike this interview by Maj. Gaurav Arya (Retd.) regarding the corporatization of OFB. Looking at their attitude (read the comments) one wonders why this organization should be allowed to contin...
by Srutayus
09 Sep 2020 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125673

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Image

Borei class submarine. Spot the resemblence
by Srutayus
28 Jul 2020 04:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077093

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/1287092013834178561 In case anyone missed it, Shashi Tharoor endorsed a view that Hindus have less claim to India since they are not buried in the land. He then brazenly abused those who took umbrage at this by throwing his insult of choice at them: "Sa...
by Srutayus
26 Jul 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544876

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

We need to see how to ingress a cadre of technocratic people into the BJP. See how much of a difference Parrikar made in his short tenure. This is a long term goal and must be pursued as such. Also things are not as bleak for private sector ammunition manufacturing as reported in that article: https...
by Srutayus
24 Jul 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214897

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

The SDR order was placed in Feb 2019. Unfortunately too late for Balakot. The Manufacturing of the Indian made component of the order started late last year.
BNET is as state of the art as it gets. Israel is the world leader in SDR technology.
http://astrafaelcomsys.com/news-events.html
by Srutayus
24 Jul 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742505

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

Do not underestimate Rajnath Singh. He is very good at the personnel and HR side of things just as he was with the Central Paramilitary/Police forces when he was HM. We at BRF and other fora tend to be highly fixated on weapons development/procurement and the defence industry base, but there is more...
by Srutayus
25 Jun 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967360

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

- If there is a war, the world may clearly note China as the initiator, but several people in India will blame Modi not China. - If there is a war and we are victorious, we will still have causalities and several people in India will blame Modi, focus on the causalities and deflect the victory. - I...
by Srutayus
29 May 2020 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836249

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Couple of news articles indicate that this is still a serious issue: China believes India wants Aksai Chin back. PLA has likely secured 40-60 sq km in Ladakh - LT GEN H S PANAG (RETD) Take Gen. Panag’s articles with the same bag of salt you do Shukla’s. The motivation for this article is clear in i...
by Srutayus
25 May 2020 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048152

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sadly - its more and more obvious what a huge gap there is between those pushing for a strong, self-reliant India and those content with imports, apron-strings. Some have given up with regards to desi-gear and will continue to do so, till things improve to the point they cannot ignore the developme...
by Srutayus
24 May 2020 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 464981

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

FWIW, I think Narasimha Rao deserves credit for his bold leadership and MMS for executing the transformation, back in 1991. I can't help feeling that Narasimha Rao ended up as a nobody, with nothing, for the crime of putting India before Maino, though he was as much as a devoted servant of the Fami...
by Srutayus
26 Mar 2020 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835510

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: 4361
Views: 1046345

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: 8105
Views: 1077093

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: 8105
Views: 1077093

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: 1135
Views: 316378

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: 1135
Views: 316378

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: 1135
Views: 316378

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: 255496

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: 1283259

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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: 3672
Views: 690110

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.

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