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by nam
15 Oct 2018 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1032
Views: 99166

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Hope this guy continues to make trouble.

Good thing mobile phones now have hd cameras.

C130 landing on Male airport with paras and tavors need such cameras.
by nam
15 Oct 2018 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 389
Views: 20474

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Best piece of news that Paks are not going to reduce defence budget. They need to spend more, specially on nukes.
by nam
15 Oct 2018 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3516
Views: 403467

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

A Col will command 900 odd men and women. The IGB suddenly is a quantum leap. Plus combined arms.... So a question - If I had a bee in my bonnet about rank parity and the steep pyramid Brig rank onwards would I devise something like this ...... Untimately Col or Brigadier or MG, it is the same guy....
by nam
15 Oct 2018 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

In military terms, the areas where US can hit us is jet engines, ge turbine engines and large body aircraft. Sort our jet & turbine engines and we are pretty good. US cannot cripple us once the engine department are sorted. Keep it transactional as we have with the Russians. We don't get involve...
by nam
15 Oct 2018 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3516
Views: 403467

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

What if GoI comes back and ask, why IBG cannot be lead by Brigadiers? Why do Brigadiers need to be taken off in to non-ops role before making then MG and then giving them IBG command?

For years I read of officers shortage. Now I read we have too many brigadiers & major generals.
by nam
15 Oct 2018 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3516
Views: 403467

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

where did we get this 6k number for IBG? It is not enough mass for any worthwhile offensive. To make this number effective, we need to pile it with Khan style firepower. Which needless to say is not going to happen. If we place 120k troops as part of IBG on Pak front, that gives 20 IBG. Are we going...
by nam
14 Oct 2018 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

some providers want to store it abroad as now, but mirror it to a indian server - so that phoren govts can continue to have full access :D GoI can reply back with a reciprocal deal. Companies can store US citizen data in India, in return we allow Indian citizen data in US. Ofcourse the same set of ...
by nam
14 Oct 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4598
Views: 571353

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

It looks like a round and some explosive charge under the round. The explosion seem to push the barrel back, like a usual round firing. Although the round is not exiting the barrel, rather it is already out of the barrel. This may be testing of the recoil system. Not qualified enough to guess why th...
by nam
14 Oct 2018 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4221
Views: 682515

Re: Small Arms Thread

Quotes by IA chief mention that frontline troops will receive imported 7.62x51 rifles under a fast track deal. He also mentions that imported rifles will be expensive to arm the entire army, so the remaining units will receive a Indian made( or i presume indian assembled) rifle. I presume he means ...
by nam
14 Oct 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4598
Views: 571353

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Also titanium version are maintenance intensive & expensive, compared to traditional metal like steel.
by nam
14 Oct 2018 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Regarding being a US lackney, Egpyt receives US aid yet buys French & Russian kit. Singapore is a total US ally, yet not involved in any US bush wars. South Korea? Japan? Have tons of US kit, yet are technological competent.

It is test of our deal making skill.
by nam
14 Oct 2018 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So basically India dumps Iran in return for US dumping Pak? Sure, that’s a deal I could get behind, but it’s pure fantasy and you well know this. It will NEVER happen. Here’s the actual deal we get partnering with Uncle: India dumps Iran India dumps Russia India buys lots of US weapons US continues...
by nam
14 Oct 2018 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4221
Views: 682515

Re: Small Arms Thread

So caracal will replace the 9mm SMG and thhe Sig will replace the INSAS. We have about 350 inf bns. Assuming combat component of 500 troops per bn that works out to a lot more tha than the 72000 sigs we are buying... Senseless nonsence.. Quotes by IA chief mention that frontline troops will receive...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4598
Views: 571353

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Found this during my internet surfing. BF ULH firing "something".

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by nam
13 Oct 2018 21:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1005
Views: 106718

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

For those interested, a gora convinced chinis to show them the PCB manufacturing in details..

PCB is the most valuable addition in a electronic gizmo. Based on what I see very doable in India

by nam
13 Oct 2018 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

And how is pakistan today? Did all that selling up of sovereignty helped them become a developed country? How much mental acuity one must have to look for a takeaway from pakis. :lol: Pakis prob would have been solved buy for Moraji Desai who instead of doing Operation Opera on pakis, did qtiyapa. ...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The reason why Pak is able to thumb our nose, because they are cold blood rationalist when making allies. Their objective is continue war with us. They used US as their godfather against us, even when killing their servicemen. Have China as their godfather now and currently s**cking up to Russia des...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4221
Views: 682515

Re: Small Arms Thread

On the topic of 7.62x51, a reliasation that our war with Paks is going to be static on the LoC. Smaller caliber is not going to cut it and IA currently is forced to provide AK even to troops on LoC, to give them the range required to target Paks on the mountains tops. Going 7.62x51 negates the need...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4221
Views: 682515

Re: Small Arms Thread

On the topic of 7.62x51, a reliasation that our war with Paks is going to be static on the LoC. Smaller caliber is not going to cut it and IA currently is forced to provide AK even to troops on LoC, to give them the range required to target Paks on the mountains tops. Going 7.62x51 negates the need ...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1866
Views: 232897

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We need to learn to make deals. If US wants us to dump Iran, sure. There is nothing worth while in Iran. if it is about the port, it is pointless fighting US for a port, which frankly is no real value. We are planning to sell stuff to Afghanistan, which cannot buy anything worthwhile and CIS which I...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522800

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

There is no disagreements on drawbacks of composites related to their thermal and shock handling characteristics. However that does not mean we should not be investing in innovations on bettering it. If I can create better composites( or other alloy material) which can help in further reducing the w...
by nam
13 Oct 2018 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

HOW THE US FORCED CHINA TO QUIT STEALING—USING A CHINESE SPY Longish article but talks of how China leapfrogged to making its latest stealth plane and C17 ripoff Stealing some industrial secrets is not going to help anyone build a C17 or F35 ripoffs. It just reduces design decisions. The Chinis are...
by nam
12 Oct 2018 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522800

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

The composites give a fabulous finish and build quality on the jet. Hope they can find a way to replace the remaining metal parts shown in the image. There are very good reasons to keep some of them metallic. It is not because of a technical challenge. Ofcourse, I understand, like areas around the ...
by nam
12 Oct 2018 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522800

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

The composites give a fabulous finish and build quality on the jet. Hope they can find a way to replace the remaining metal parts shown in the image.
by nam
11 Oct 2018 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The difference between USSR & China is the economic size. USSR was never the GDP size what China is today. The issue with China is West has never faced an adversary with a powerful economy and large human population. Icing on the cake, it is a manufacturing powerhouse. So even if tech wise Chini...
by nam
11 Oct 2018 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 877084

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Noob pooch...Is it possible to derive a CCM from QRSAM?...Haven't heard of any WVR missile program after BVR Astra..If so, our aerial missile systems turn full desi...That would be impressive. It is possible, however that would be unnecessary diversion of resources. We have more important areas lik...
by nam
11 Oct 2018 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 877084

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The report mentions that QRSAM has dual pulse motor.. would be interesting to see how it works for short range interception.
by nam
11 Oct 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinis are putting serious financial muscle behind their projects. Once they cross the technical threshold, it is difficult to dislodge them. Case in point in Russia. Even the Soviet union meltdown, did not destroy their weapon tech base. In our case, this can be a kick in the pants... if we have so...
by nam
11 Oct 2018 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It will be low observable for sure, may not super stealth.

If this does not wake up our jokers, nothing will. We are still dilly dallying with AMCA funding & prototype.
by nam
10 Oct 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313355

Re: Internal Security Watch

$30,000 IT job in Canada lured BrahMos engineer Nishant Aggarwal in ISI web. This is the most obvious way to gathering information from someone working in a company of interest. You get the information from Linkedin, invite him for a interview for a overseas job. The guy has to answer the questions...
by nam
10 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Namji, you’re right. It also said J-10B instead of J-10C. And nothing about the 131st just “some air brigade.” I blame the tweeter! Actually, the chini watchers commmunity reads between the lines from official chicommie press. They figured out the air brigade from the serial number. And the 131st i...
by nam
10 Oct 2018 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Apparently these are from Southern theatre.

https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/f5c445/7GRsvRCcnPG?agt=8

Google translated the page, using Chrome.
by nam
10 Oct 2018 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115470

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

I agree with the ambassador. Time for India to openly tell US, they need to source from Indian manufacturers and in turn we will buy more American oil and weapons.

Also slap duty on Chinese dumping.

This way we have offset impact of US trade war.
by nam
10 Oct 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 470927

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Don't think the J10C is taking off from tibet. 3 drop tanks and 4 missile (average 250kg around a ton). Drop tanks means, it needs to travel long distance to reach it's target. If it is taking off from tibet, it would be interesting to geolocate it and analysis which part of the runway is the pictur...
by nam
09 Oct 2018 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 877084

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/vickynanjappa/status/1049506547955453952 This is what I was thinking Pak/Chinis would be after. Not the warhead tech. It is information about the seeker and creating ECM against it, which is what they would want to get their hands on. Given that we now have our own seeker for Br...
by nam
09 Oct 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 877084

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Katare wrote:Is there offsets in this deal? I have not seen any mention of it anywhere so far!


Not offset for this deal. Cabinet decision. Would have cost us 30% more.
by nam
09 Oct 2018 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2122
Views: 246126

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Countries have not prospered by taking IMF bailout. A bailout means something is fundamentally wrong with its economy and IMF loan is only a band-aid. It is not if Paks will succeed or fail. IMF will force them to reform.. which we need to prevent. Pak need to maintain PIA and other gravy train com...
by nam
09 Oct 2018 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2284
Views: 280319

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

indo tsp agreement prohibits fixed wing ac within 10km of border does it include drones ? If drones are allowed sounds like a good plan against commando raids Our drones were monitoring Sep 16 strikes and they did recon as well. These were places beyond LoC So it is definitely possible. Have seen K...
by nam
09 Oct 2018 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2122
Views: 246126

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paks getting IMF loan is not a good thing.

Need to spread the word that IMF is asking Pak to roll back nuke program.

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