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by nam
20 Aug 2018 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1229
Views: 198149

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

I think PA first incursions were in Batalik sector, in the Muntho Dhalo area Thanks. Was the intrusion in this areas first or it was the first area detected by us? Lt. Saurav Kalia was captured in the kargil area. I am trying to find evidence to my theory, that the intrusion had no lofty objectives...
by nam
20 Aug 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

IA wants tanks in their classical mode that is Light Tanks(LT) Medium Tanks (MT) Heavy Tanks(HT) all three have their roles in battle field in place of all in one role tank of merikan philosophy IA prefers specialised tanks. IMVVHO it is IA to decide not holloi polloi I would say IA wants a tank th...
by nam
20 Aug 2018 15:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281682

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is it GST effect? For a business point of view, it could be. However from a individual's point of there is a now a sense setting in that it is not longer easy to store money under the bed. I have seen close relatives refusing to take black money for real estate deals, saying it is not worth the eff...
by nam
20 Aug 2018 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1229
Views: 198149

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Is there any material on which area did PA inflitrate first in Nov/Dec 98?

I am trying to find what was PA objective.

Here is a good discussion by Pak panel

by nam
19 Aug 2018 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7209

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Coastal Karnataka historically gets quite a heavy rainfall every year, however being close to the sea it helps. It is normal to have constant rainfall for 3 days at once. This year however, the lower areas of the entire Mangalore city was flooded in the first day of the annual rains! You can imagine...
by nam
18 Aug 2018 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 795
Views: 44187

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

anupmisra wrote:First lady and head peerni at the oath taking ceremony.


You have to give it to the dimmer. You could put anyone in there.Man, woman, next wife etc..

No one would know.
by nam
18 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7209

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Dileep wrote:2. Can't handle the flow. It is actually too much water. Of course, you can ask for twenty channels, practically multiplying the expense by 15, and taking up much more arable land.


This is very true. The Western Ghats generate incredible amount of rain, similar to NE areas.
by nam
18 Aug 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7209

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Coorg/Kodagu is on Western Ghats, House and roads on the mountains. It is similar to areas in NE. Here is some details on what happened in Coorg. https://www.priyabelliappa.com/blog/the-night-the-mountains-fell/ Luckily it has Mysore/Bangalore on one end and access to the coast through Mangalore on ...
by nam
16 Aug 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3291

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

those are double edge sword. we dont want such situation ever again. but yes ABV prevailed through. It showed the character of the nation. George Fernades openly calling China as a bigger enemy than Pak, time of APJ Abdul Kalam, Gen Paddy promising to wipe out Pak from earth during Parakram, LCA fi...
by nam
16 Aug 2018 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3291

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Still remember the days post the nuke test, Kargil and mobilization for Parakram. I doubt the new generation will ever get to live those times.

ABV left a inedible mark.
by nam
16 Aug 2018 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3291

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

The man who laid the true foundation for Modern India in 21 century. May be it is just the fate of our civilization, that it was lucky enough to have PVNR pulling us out from the hole and ABV placing us where we can aim for the stars. Men who were present and did what needed to done, when it mattere...
by nam
16 Aug 2018 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

We need to have a second aircraft manufacturer other than HAL. Since now majority of the current & future induction(LCA, AMCA, UCAV, TAPAS,SU-30,Dhruv,LCH ) are coming from a single source i.e HAL, it has become a major bottleneck to meet the numbers. Earlier we could dependent on sources like F...
by nam
16 Aug 2018 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2072
Views: 246418

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



Chinese desire to fake goes to entire cities as well.
by nam
15 Aug 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It may require satellite based communication, however by the time it has come to go full monty, chances of having any satellite survived, is almost nill. You think china will destroy satellites? But won't that create debris which will in turn destroy chinese and satellites of many other nations? Wo...
by nam
15 Aug 2018 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505718

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I hope other important projects are not de-prioritized for the space flight. It would be really sad if TSTO & scram-jet projects are delayed for lack of funds.

The scram-jet project is super crucial.
by nam
15 Aug 2018 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Has anyone test a full range ICBM? I presume most of the test are going high enough to cover the altitude requirement of ICBM range. In another 5 years all the big boys would be playing with hypersonic glide weapons, already deployed, where it will be impossible to determine the range. So if we cann...
by nam
15 Aug 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

While prowling in Southern IOR, we need some way to communicate with these subs when the needs arise. I don't know if it is possible through land based comms. It may require satellite based communication, however by the time it has come to go full monty, chances of having any satellite survived, is ...
by nam
15 Aug 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353771

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The same one which Pak has. Good to get our fingers on it.
by nam
15 Aug 2018 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 45290

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Happen to see some Turkish kit (attack heli, trainer, A2G weapon etc) in one of the air show and I have to say they were quite TFTA. Having access to European & American tech, has enabled them to create quite a advanced MIC. Not good for us, as Paks having access to such tech would enable them t...
by nam
14 Aug 2018 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2072
Views: 246418

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

‘Xiaomi emerges top smartphone brand in India with 30% market share at end of Q2’ - Business Line Now we should force them to produce components in India by increasing custom duty on components. Once we have component ecosystem, it does not matter if they are top or bottom. It they stop operation o...
by nam
14 Aug 2018 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 48688

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Fabulous details about blackbird, from whom flew them.

by nam
13 Aug 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 795
Views: 44187

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Another senior party leader said: “The Chinese have signalled their intent to keep helping Pakistan avoid a crisis, a default.” But he added that Chinese officials have urged their Pakistani counterparts “to take steps to reduce the large deficit”. " :rotfl: I hope the Chini actually believe t...
by nam
13 Aug 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353771

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The date has to be brought forward, else everyone would be cooking in UP's heat in Feb.
by nam
13 Aug 2018 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 977
Views: 100519

Re: Indian IT Industry

Not just facial recognition, all childrens should have their adhaar done without exception.

It is much easier to identify a kid using adhaar. Even a Mobile shop has software to find identity based on adhaar. We already have a solution.
by nam
12 Aug 2018 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505718

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

just out of curiosity if the RLV was of the American space shuttle dimensions how would the iSRO transport it ? I presume there might be a assembly area near the launch site. I don't see we attempting anything like US 'or Soviet, flying trucks to carry spaceships. The size might not be bigger than ...
by nam
12 Aug 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://mobile.twitter.com/sayareakd/status/1027822301969088512 Since we had 2 pages of dhoti shivering, I decided to have a re-look at the ranking from the first round. We were 6 overall with 3/9 tank rounds with 2 mnts penalty. Iranians with 6/9 hits are languishing in the last. The first four we...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505718

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I think at this moment Astra is the only company which is doing a full system build like the satellite. ISRO is also doing tech transfer of PSLV to private companies. I take Godrej is involved in manufacturing of rockets. Even L&T is now involved. Hope they scale up and become a full space launc...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429670

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

We should be printing posters about this and paste them in Pakland and wait for the holy war to start.
by nam
11 Aug 2018 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505718

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I really hope, we double down on RLV project. Hope ISRO involves private organisation from the start. It will be the crown jewel of our launch technology and an envy for the world. A truly innovative idea.
by nam
11 Aug 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Karan M, I am not questioning the training standards nor the capabilities. Of course, I am aware that operational performances are what count. I am more anguished over step motherly treatment being meted out to Arjun by the IA hierarchy. There might be a conscious decision by IA not to reveal Arjun...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Why aren't we using the same engines for T-72 and T-90 tanks or more correctly, why aren't we upgrading the T-72 tanks with the T-90 engine? We have been making both in India. Upto now, the engines were made with some parts imported from Russia and now we are making everything in house. It would de...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406253

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

IFR, along with EW & AESA was for MK1A, not for FOC. Just IFR alone must have added more test flights to the schedule.
Gun trials, I presume was postponed, as a gun pod can be used if required till then.
by nam
11 Aug 2018 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

It is staged "competition". So if DGMF wants to compete, they better take a T90, ask DRDO to come up with a much powerful T90 engine. We now produce the engine locally, no reason why it cannot be uprated. It they don't have time, then create a reduced weight T90/T72. Put aluminium wheels, ...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406253

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

First flight 2001, FOC 2018. 17 years. Even if we have had a ecosystem, we would have shaved off a max of 3/4 years. So a first attempt with delay of 3-4 years, I would say an outstanding achievement. Only problem-No FOC yet or expected before 2019 :rotfl: But still, it has been a very good effort ...
by nam
11 Aug 2018 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429670

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Is it me or the Chini tanks don't seem to have placeholder for ERA on the front of the hull? like the ones we find on our T-72/90 or Arjun?
by nam
11 Aug 2018 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406253

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

First flight 2001, FOC 2018. 17 years. Even if we have had a ecosystem, we would have shaved off a max of 3/4 years. So a first attempt with delay of 3-4 years, I would say an outstanding achievement.
by nam
11 Aug 2018 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 795
Views: 44187

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Soon everyone in Pakistan will open a mosque.
by nam
11 Aug 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

We are using Russian supplied tanks in this year's game. We don't know if those tanks have ballistic computer which can offer better accuracy. Last year our T-90 was been used and I think we performed pretty well in the gunnery part of the competition. Our engines failed, so could not complete the c...
by nam
10 Aug 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

It is better we face constant eggs on our face. I hope after a while DGMF realize that Russia and Chinese use customized T72 & T96 for these games. Then they will have to go to ... DRDO to come up with a souped up T90 with higher powered/ turbo charged engine, better ballistic computer, aluminiu...

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