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by Prithwiraj
06 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

Let me pose a question here that, to my knowledge, does not get enough discussion, but which bothers me to no end: .... Am I the only one paranoid about this? Count me in that group of being paranoid --- and it is not just conventional war time scenario... even a co-ordinated Fidyaeen attack on any...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

IAF and Defense personnel are not insulated from general Indian society and its apparent strength and weaknesses --- outside Defense subjects. They were born and raised in the same society and having the same experiences of corruption, fault in the "systems", babu culture, no apparent trus...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

All marketing fluffs ... 5+ but not 6 is another of these.... tired corporate sales pitch -- happens across the industry... throwing some random terms without benchmarks to clueless listener... who is going to decide the next course --- means business having funding but no clue of technology ...type...
by Prithwiraj
04 Sep 2019 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (I...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429891

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have asked many times this questions--- post the fire in INS Shivalik --- have we seen it back in action? We had numerous exercises and photo-ops post that incident - but sister ships of same class was present but not Shivalik itself...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 342569

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
03 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

Back to back 6 Su 30 MKI take off from some airbase in India with a lone drummer cheering them by the side of the runway --- with lots of newly built or under construction hangers.. quite a video --- I wonder which airbase it is. Another quality video from the best Aviation videographer of India (IM...
by Prithwiraj
29 Aug 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 105
Views: 20604

Re: India-France news

While India is bound to order more Rafales, the number of planes would depend on what else France is going to offer. A staunch veto on behalf of India at UNSC plus some.other carrots would be expected. This is very important.Within the next 5 years Russia for sure would not be able to guarantee a v...
by Prithwiraj
27 Aug 2019 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 329056

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

We should look at getting 747-8Fs, which can do serious heavy lifting, although only with proper airports. The C17s can do a niche role where required whereas the civilian freighters can handle the routine loads. Not everything requires C-17s, with routine palletized loads the 747 can do a great jo...
by Prithwiraj
30 Jul 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429891

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Taking it to next level, India readies submarine for Myanmar https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/taking-it-to-next-level-india-readies-submarine-for-myanmar/articleshow/70442448.cms India is set to hand over Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent ac...
by Prithwiraj
18 Jul 2019 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217094

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The cryogenic stage is actually self pressurized so if the Hrlium tank failed the mission **may** have still been succesful ( the annoyncements from ISRO sort of confirm it). However they havevused Helium aa ullage pressutizing ahent as precaution or some specific reason so they qould not like to t...
by Prithwiraj
17 Jul 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217094

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Cutting corners and using Jugaad with shoe string budgets can only go upto a certain point --- as we cross the boundary of serious space exploration from relatively simple satellite launch--- you have no choice but to invest serious money
by Prithwiraj
17 Jul 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217094

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Chetakji, its not "jealosy", it is cryogenically cold logic. Look at the other GEO-sat launch countries: USA (southern tip is still in temperate zone). Russia: Kazakhstan though slightly high altitude, is also 30+ degrees above equator. Frogistanis? They have to drag their stuff down to G...
by Prithwiraj
16 Jul 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

Can govt. impose steep financial penalties for additional business instead of outright banning trading which indirectly or directly hurts our own interest of getting spares for the existing investment (refer ban on Pilatus, similarly ban on Italian Torpedo (Black Shark) manufacturer -- the list is e...
by Prithwiraj
02 Jul 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3379
Views: 473678

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Fire on Russian submersible leaves 14 crew members dead A fire aboard a Russian deepwater submersible killed 14 Russian crew members, state news agencies reported Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Defense. The blaze broke out Monday while the craft was carrying out research in Russian territorial wate...
by Prithwiraj
22 Jun 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429891

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Totally depressing and pathetic frequency of these incidents.
by Prithwiraj
10 Jun 2019 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430870

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are other ways to spend 1.5 billion dollars on American hardware like more C-130Js or something else.... How on earth so many different systems will talk to each other during a real war scenario? We had issues handling Spyder in Kashmir... when panic button was pressed....
by Prithwiraj
04 Jun 2019 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

Is it possible from Radar signature to differentiate between Regular Su-30MKI and Brahmosized Su-30MKI based on radars at the disposal of both western and eastern front adversaries
by Prithwiraj
04 Jun 2019 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316664

Re: Military Flight Safety

last three chronologically....
1. One lost over Bay of Bengal - all hands lost
2. One overshooting runway recently - no loss of life
3. Current one - chances of survival is remote
by Prithwiraj
02 Jun 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406040

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Subramaniam Swamy explains the US-India exchange nicely. He points out that interest rates in India are high: a business faces taking loans at say 8 percent. In comparison, a US business gets a loan at, say, 4%. No way for Indian business to compete in Indian marketplace if US companies are allowed...
by Prithwiraj
01 Jun 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429891

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

These are good only for bullying small neighbours. If any situation escalates, one warning shot will send them flying back to Xi, or down to the bottom of the ocean. Fishing boats, like a swarm of drones, is more a nuisance than a meaningful weapon. No, it is a massive weapon during the 99.9% of th...
by Prithwiraj
01 Jun 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 342569

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Abhishek Singh is one of the most talented young Aviation cinematographer from India. His YT channel has some of the most stunning videos of Indian civil and military aviation

by Prithwiraj
27 May 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 342569

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Upgraded Baaz landing during evening dusk --- beautiful video

by Prithwiraj
26 May 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234492

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Politically it would have been a big gamble for Modi to escalate the war further... so close to general election-- given it was more of a reactionary response on Balakot--- not sure we had the preparation to run a full scale war in-terms troops movement, ammunition, fuel, logistics. Short term it co...
by Prithwiraj
22 May 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

One does not have to be a genius to figure out who was behind this break in. Reminds me of Watergate! When will we learn ! Hopefully no secret has been compromised. Same happened with Scorpene submarines. Is it that easy to just break in like that? No sentry or guards on duty outside? Jeez my home ...
by Prithwiraj
15 May 2019 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The Pentagon and CIA have new secret missile that shreds target with giant flying knives https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/13/pentagon-missile-r9x-knives/ A report by The Wall Street Journal last week revealed a secretive U.S. military weapon designed explicitly to reduce civilian casualties in targete...
by Prithwiraj
16 Apr 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196892

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

^^Maybe he was thinking of Falcon Heavy, which uses liquid fueled core stage and boosters. For the first time only in second launch of Falcon Heavy they recovered all three stages !!! It is no short of science fiction --- hats off to Elon Musk and Space X team. This video is for everyone who loves ...
by Prithwiraj
10 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196892

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

What a gorgeous photograph!!! https://twitter.com/EmirLouise/status/1115361230439571457 ---> F-35C "Bat" Photography by Jack Beyer. Most likely taken in "Star War Canyon" or Rainbow Canyon in Death Valley... which is used by USAF for low flying training. There are tons of amazin...
by Prithwiraj
14 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

One of the best Mig 27 take off with full after burner by probably the best aviation spotter in India - Abhishek Singh

by Prithwiraj
13 Feb 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98362

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

when was this satellite photo taken? I thought INS Chakra is heading to Russia to fix its damaged sonar
by Prithwiraj
12 Feb 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316664

Re: Military Flight Safety

Jesus
this is a brutal 30 days...
depressing to hear these news ... even though pilot is safe --- ejection takes a lot of toll on your body which affects both personal and professional life
by Prithwiraj
09 Feb 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

Another interesting aspect of head of the state's security detail with a mix of central govt. and state govt. owners... must be really a tough situation for most of the security details to "sanitize" the area given the size of crowd and location.

by Prithwiraj
09 Feb 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

Yes 3 choppers likely from IAF VIP Squadron and notice the 3rd chopper has 2 external fuel tank something I never saw before on a Mi-17 The 2 other chopper might be decoys I think those 'external tanks' may actually be emergency flotation devices. I thought likewise as I posted this video for a dif...
by Prithwiraj
08 Feb 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710489

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

It seems in the absence of AugustaWestland VVIP chopper -- the head of state is flying in Mi-17 which is always accompanied by two sister ships

by Prithwiraj
07 Feb 2019 17:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686078

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Tata Motor reported massive 27000 crore loss related to JLR slow in business for this quarter as an one time charge. Looks like so called Indian big private sector companies have lot of skeletons hidden in the closet which is tumbling out now -- Reliance Telecom, Jet, Unitech, Amrapali, Tata Motors ...
by Prithwiraj
05 Feb 2019 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705834

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Insurance for military aircraft? I know for civilian it is there...

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