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by nam
19 Jun 2018 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4385
Views: 508474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Just an anecdote about WW1, which I have been reading. A German offensive force with 2000 artillery guns. made the Russians loose all their 8 months of gains and ended with close to 1.5 million Russian POW. This includes capturing Warsaw. The Russians were on the verge of defeating Austrian army and...
by nam
19 Jun 2018 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4385
Views: 508474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

And please don't give me the contrived answer that Dhanush will have a different application as compared to atags. As both are 155 mm gun's. Weight requirements. Similar to how M777 is different from Dhanush. ATAGS with all the bells and whistle will not come close to Dhanush in weight category.
by nam
19 Jun 2018 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2052
Views: 313577

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

on Art 35A, let me be an outlier. It is pointless spending political spending political effort on making it easier to buy land in J&K. Who will from outside J&K will buy land in a conflict zone? Just like other states, even people in Jammu wouldn't want people from other states coming in. So...
by nam
19 Jun 2018 17:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1564
Views: 224620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

US with the strong dollar does a export of 1 trillion dollars! The biggest exporter to India is.... Switerzland! Doesn't sound right. It is China, by a large margin. (data for 2017-18 from commerce ministry) Yeah, my data was bit dated. I should have worded it more better as well, as one of the lar...
by nam
19 Jun 2018 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4600
Views: 260612

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan remains ahead in nuclear warheads but India confident of its deterrence capability
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 641056.cms


This is not good.

We should encourage Pak to make more warheads.
by nam
18 Jun 2018 14:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1564
Views: 224620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Much of the attention of the commentators, on this forum and outside, is focused on economic statistics like GDP, inflation and PMIs, but IMO what truly matters is whether industrial competitiveness is improving or degrading, across a range of industries. In this sense, the picture is mixed: some i...
by nam
18 Jun 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4385
Views: 508474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It was also fired with DRDO personal integrated. One of the team member was injured in Pak counter battery on Pinaka.

Obviously this was not done in front of the tv cameras.
by nam
17 Jun 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I have been hearing about 1000+ warheads, MIRV/MARV, anti satellite weapons, scramjet, Kali DEW etc for more than 10 years without any evidence of them actually materializing. Now I have a healthy scepticism of such claims. Has GoI claimed it has 1000 warheads? or operational MIRV or anti-satellite...
by nam
17 Jun 2018 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The current "open source" estimates are 200+ for Pak and 130-150 warheads for India. Why is this not credible? It doesn't tell you the full picture. Out of that claimed 200+, no ones says how may of them are TNW. If Pak are producing majority of them as TNW, then the number obviously will...
by nam
17 Jun 2018 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74627

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I speak with some prior knowledge. RAW mostly slept it out while Pakistan clandestinely went about its nuclear... Usual half baked nonsense on twitter. No, raw was not sleeping. It knew very well Pak was making nuke and was expecting Pak to test by mid 80. You cannot stop nation from going nuclear ...
by nam
16 Jun 2018 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3447
Views: 414480

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I think the Apache in the Indian context is being purchased for APN 78 radar along with ability to control UAV's, small no of Apache will guide LCH and Armour and update ont he battlefield situation, the Apache will not be used in the manner in which the US uses them. The Apaches can only control U...
by nam
16 Jun 2018 01:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1035
Views: 88851

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

There is very simple work around for this drama. For example, Foxconn, a taiwanese company, which makes Iphone will "suddenly" start making them in it's factories in India. Translation. Manufacture in China, move the phones to country like India and export from India. Everyone is happy. So...
by nam
16 Jun 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3447
Views: 414480

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Well IA will be operating 114 LCH and will be maintaining those. I see no issues in it being able to maintain another 6. From my conversations, it seems that IAF is trying to kill IA owning attack helicopters and slowly even kill LCH by ordering more Apaches. (Just a very very disheartened & de...
by nam
16 Jun 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3447
Views: 414480

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/why-apaches-for-army-ask-critics/article24175255.ece While I am against Army buy 6 Apache, which is a complete waste of money, however this turf war needs to stop. Services are spending more effort arguing against one, than our...
by nam
15 Jun 2018 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4385
Views: 508474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I have been binge watching WW1 videos and some of the artillery duels were staggering. The battle of Somme is famous, however there are other battles where crazy level of artillery was used. In battle of Verdun Germans fired 2 million shells on the French! Flattened the entire town. In another offen...
by nam
14 Jun 2018 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3217
Views: 294673

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Norwegian munition manufacturer Nammo revealed at Eurosatory that it is developing a ramjet-assisted, INS/GPS-guided round for 155 mm L52 artillery pieces that will extend the range of precision fires out to 100 km and beyond. Although it would sound like a wonderful idea, this is the usual over ex...
by nam
13 Jun 2018 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3447
Views: 414480

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Next time we get news report on how IA does not have money to pay for signed contract and lack of ammo etc, need to show this procurement.

I don't know what 6 Apache will do.. the number is neither here, neither there.

Each Apache almost the cost of Rafale..2-3 times of LCA or 5-6 htt-40...
by nam
11 Jun 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4385
Views: 508474

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Let me be an outlier here and defend IA's testing procedure. Imagine you are DG Artillery and OFB comes to you with a brand new howitzer. The unit, who has a history of supplying quality deficient product(where IA has lost men due to this) and never on time, would you trust a brand new product from ...
by nam
10 Jun 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191209

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Comments of Pakistani panellists at some of the book’s launch events reveal Pakistan’s continued mindset . One of them stated that Pakistan owed no apologies to India for Kargil because India, too, deceived Pakistan on Siachen and did not follow the Shimla Agreement while occupying it. A consensus ...
by nam
10 Jun 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375051

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

How do you know India has not defaulted on signed contracts? What is a default on signed contract really means? Did you just created a term from thin air on borrowed from the banking sector to make an argument? The buyer pays as per milestone and builder builds as per contract, if money is rationed...
by nam
09 Jun 2018 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715020

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This would be an Army generated requirement, to land 3000 troops. The IN merely provides the transportation as per the Army's requirements. Also, I understand that the hans have army troops stationed in the maldives, in the guise of construction workers. It is also why everyone was walikng on egg s...
by nam
09 Jun 2018 15:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1564
Views: 224620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A Deshmukh wrote:Now that India is 5th largest $ economy should we be part of G-7 summit?


It is a chai-biskoot club. Waste of time. Over the time, it will become a looser's club.
by nam
09 Jun 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375051

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The most interesting aspect of the radar deal is how we are going to town with home built AESA radars.

Compare this to time of Cope India 2005 huha about Americans not been allowed to use their TFTA aesa radar on their f15, which third world Indians cannot even dream to get.
by nam
09 Jun 2018 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375051

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Yes, but the budget is not even sufficient to pay milestone payments for the already signed contracts so approving more project is not going help much. When she gets supplementary grants from finmin, I would applaud. India has not defaulted on any signed contract. Moreover defence budget are always...
by nam
09 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715020

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indian Navy briefs government on urgent requirement of Landing Ships The Indian Navy has briefed the government on an urgent requirement for warships that can transport at least 3000 fully armed troops and speedily disembark them on land. Is this urgent over helicopter and minesweepers? Where do we...
by nam
08 Jun 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 46
Views: 4765

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Posters, World World 1 on a week by week basis. Phenomenal series,I promise, you will be hooked.The series started in 2014, every week telling story about the progress of the war in that week! You need to see this to understand the scale of a conflict. Full List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fga...
by nam
08 Jun 2018 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3399
Views: 359822

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

India Army is said to pare down rifles order to 250,000. This article is a mumbo-jumbo of off the record chit chat. Orders from OFB has to be reduced, because they don't meet the orders. Why order 250k shells every year, when they never produce 250k shells! There is a nonsense practice of paying up...
by nam
04 Jun 2018 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74627

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It is good the beggars are going full steam with Chini boats and sub. Saves having to maintain counters for Chini and non-Chini weapons. Now both front will be Chini weapons.
by nam
04 Jun 2018 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248483

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

These are bound to happen and is normal thing , No OEM will allow integration of system like BVR missile on other system not using its own radar and interface equipment , They will have to release sensitive information to interface the missile with the aircraft radar and datalink etc which they won...
by nam
03 Jun 2018 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

does akash. sa6, brahmos all have solid fuel booster inside the ramjet combustion chamber, which burns up to impart the necessary trigger velocity and then ramjet starts in the emptied chamber ? Akash has. Most of the space is probably taken by this booster.akash is solid ramjet. Brahmos has liquid...
by nam
02 Jun 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4600
Views: 260612

Re: Deterrence

Firstly, the reasoning does not make sense : a Pakistani attack on 3-4 Indian cities will set us back 25-30 years but is hardly civilisation ending. On the other hand an unwarranted attack that will invite a huge response would most definitely be. I find it hard to believe that any Indian leader wi...
by nam
02 Jun 2018 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3119
Views: 257654

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

Atleast there is work been done,means funding is there, which is important.
by nam
02 Jun 2018 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ok let's assume that the SFDR failed. Does that really matter in the long run. I mean the DRDO will do the RCA and make sure that this failure is not repeated. This may just delay the program by a few months. That's all. It is not a failure. They are testing the tech.We are not Paks to get a perfec...
by nam
02 Jun 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

abhik wrote:BTW what exactly is a nozzle less rocket/booster?


It is the booster inside the missile and is part of the missile. Used to launch the missile, just like how it is done in Akash & Meteor.
by nam
02 Jun 2018 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3119
Views: 257654

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

It has a nice report on GaN research. We seem to be doing well.
by nam
02 Jun 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-tastes-only-partial-success-in-ramjet-test/articleshow/64423073.cms May be I am not understanding this report properly. Nozzleless booster is part of the missile. The one seen in the image is ground launch booster. The booster on the missile i...
by nam
01 Jun 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ramjet is the natural design path to scramjets like kinzhal ? and zircon which need to sustain combustion in supersonic airflow This is an important aspect. Hypersonic missiles will have to use Ramjet engine to gain the speed required to ignite the scramjet and keep the missile size to manageable l...
by nam
01 Jun 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375051

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

chola wrote:
We gave it a good game balancing sides but at some point things will tilt one way or another and balancing no longer works.


The beggars on the western borders won't be able to afford it and Russia will not give a system like S400 for free. It is the usual Pak wet dream.
by nam
01 Jun 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2338
Views: 377156

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

"Also, it is possible that the Chinese are flying the J-20 with radar reflectors attached to enlarge and conceal its true radar cross section during peacetime operations - just as the USAF routinely does with the F-22 and F-35," said Bronk. For safety and training purposes, stealth aircra...
by nam
01 Jun 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701965

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That missile is an AAM, not a SAM by any stretch of imagination. The IAF's quest for AAMs is scorching - SFDR, then Astra for Su-30, iDerby-ER for Tejas Mk1/A, Meteor & MICA for Rafale, MICA for Mirage 2000I and ASRAAM for Jaguar & possibly Hawk. AAM & SAMs are our trump card against Ch...

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