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by nam
26 Feb 2021 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2399
Views: 612919

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The difference b/w US & China, when doing the bid, is that there is no pokat kha dollars and weapons from China. Both Pak & Chinis are super scared of we allying with US. They know it will result in India doing what Chinis did with the US. Become a 15T GDP riding on US & European market ...
by nam
26 Feb 2021 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1503
Views: 469819

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Amazing the level of intrusion Pak allows US, just to have those F16. Still hoping for F16V! Pak will do it's utmost, not to be in good books of the US and prevent us from allying with US.

24/7 surveillance would mean, any attack by us on Pak bases might involve US service men causalities!
by nam
25 Feb 2021 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

Pak probably wants to move it's units towards the west, given the regular losses over there. I was hoping we could have kept the pressure on LC and bleed them badly. Pak may have seen the writing on the wall, as the Chinis went back, however this is a not a good thing for us. GoI as usual will take ...
by nam
25 Feb 2021 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You cannot compare the two missiles this doesn't look like straight up Astra mk1 being converted for air defense similar to how mica was. So expect the range should be better than vl mica as it would be better optimized for that role. It is not just Mica, even the Debry and Aim120 don't reach 40KM ...
by nam
25 Feb 2021 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281296

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I am resting my hope on MK2, that it will have an autoloader. That is the only way we can close down the "weight" argument. CVRDE has been very silent about MK2. However the project director mentioned, generals want 4 men and they are ready to give 3 or 2, if IA wants. :roll: Here is my li...
by nam
25 Feb 2021 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 427
Views: 123235

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Apparently GoI had announced a contest to create devices based on our own RISC based processor in Aug 2020: Shakti (IIT Madras) & Vega (C-DAC 4 core). Shakti has a Intel fabricated one at 20nm, while SCL fabricated is at 180nm. The only way to make it mainstream, is for GoI to force these proces...
by nam
24 Feb 2021 23:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6097
Views: 1359344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Which revenue item should be increased to cover the reduction in oil prices? IT? GST? Another cess? Pay cut for gov employees? reduction in infra spend? When was the last time anything got reduced due to fall in oil prices? Did the taxi, auto, bus, train,groceries prices got reduced when the oil pri...
by nam
24 Feb 2021 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2342
Views: 207593

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The difference between left and "right" in India, is that the right is made of emotional fools. The left meanwhile is super good at optics and propaganda. Agenda is covered under the guise of "morality". It has invested in tools to propagate it's version of "morality". ...
by nam
24 Feb 2021 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029015

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII has a production capacity of 50M per month by Dec end. They would have increased it to 60M by now. We have probably exported 25-30M. So overall there must be close to 140M available to India. BB has around 20M per month production. If we are doing 3M per day average for 20 days per month, we nee...
by nam
24 Feb 2021 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

We cannot allow Russia a veto over our relation with the Chinis. Did we ever ask Russia to stop defence tech supplies to China? If Russia doesn't accept a Indian veto over their relation with Chinese, why should we? China has been using Russia to tamper our reactions to it's actions. We have the Rus...
by nam
23 Feb 2021 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 427
Views: 123235

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

This is the reason why commie countries like China & Vietnam are favorites for manufacturing. The companies have to deal with only the local Commie overload and every law is taken care of. No noise on environment damage, no labour union nothing. US & Europe turns a blind eye, as long as the ...
by nam
23 Feb 2021 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is bit strange that DRDO went ahead with the test without a container or folded fins. QRSAM had both in the first test itself. I think it had TVC vanes as well, in the first test. So it is not like DRDO needs to test the TVC vanes.
by nam
23 Feb 2021 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8808
Views: 1029015

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The schools and colleges have started in Jan. It is no co-incidence that numbers are starting to go up now. The same thing happened in Europe. The second wave were specially due to college kids. GoI should start mass vaccination of high risk cities like Mumbai and Delhi or atleast aged group. Give t...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are 3 variants with Spyder: SR, ER & MR. MR is the one with the booster. 80KM range.
by nam
22 Feb 2021 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Just to add to the confusion, today's test didn't seem to have folded fins. Weren't we expecting VL-SRSAM to have folded fins to sit inside the container?

Folded fins would have been useful for AMCA as well.
by nam
22 Feb 2021 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Even the TFTA Aim20 ground launched version has 25KM range!

Edit: Spyder ER has a 40KM range, which I think is with Derby-ER (dual pulse BVR)
Spyder-SR has 20KM range.
by nam
22 Feb 2021 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.edrmagazine.eu/naval-launch-customer-for-mbdas-vl-mica-ng “The main evolution regards a new dual-pulse rocket motor developed by Roxel that, combined with a reduction in the volume of the electronic components inside the missile to enable it to carry more propellant, will deliver an inc...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't think its dual pulse, especially if the range is like 40 Km. For these ranges, one motor should suffice Mica VL NG is going to be 40KM, with dual pulsed. Single pulse would probably take you to 20KM. Mica VL has a public range of 20KM Now I am thinking only dual pulse can achieve a 40KM ran...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is older Astra MK1. The newer Mk1 is very close to this SR SAM. You are right. VL-SRSAM is suppose to the "Maitri" replacement, which I think was French dumping Mica- VL on us. The French have now gone alone and it is planned to have dual pulse with AESA seeker. If it is Maitri repla...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/DefenceDecode/status/1363865592864796673 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu1sY_pUYAEjYsf?format=jpg&name=900x900 VL-SRSAM is actually longer than Astra. Astra 2? If it has dual pulse, then it is for practical purpose Astra 2. Don't know if there is a requirement for dual pulse. ...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

Based on the numerous report and the comment from the 15 Corps CO, the Depsang issue seems to be about access through Bottleneck. Just like the access from F3 to F4 is a narrow path, I think bottleneck has a similar geographical constrain. Overall there is a specific threat around Depsang, being goo...
by nam
22 Feb 2021 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

VL-SRSAM test fired. Looks like Rout got told there is a Astra type missile test planned. He either assumed it was Astra 2 or someone fed him about Astra 2. But he made a report on the imminent test of VL-SRSAM. https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2021/feb/22/maiden-test-of-vertically-lau...
by nam
20 Feb 2021 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

The ho ha is due to a feeling that there might be some truth in Indians claiming lot of PLA causalities. They know that if Indians attacked in large numbers, PLA are not super humans to kill 20, when only 4 self are killed. Moreover we publicly showed lot of our men in hospital. If only 4 were kille...
by nam
19 Feb 2021 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

The Chinis started agreeing for a disengagement, as soon as Trump lost the election. That is not true. 8th round talks were in Nov 1st week. 9th round in 24 Jan, where they would have given the go ahead. Biden swear-in 20 Jan. If they had made a deal in 8th round, no reason to make the soldiers sit...
by nam
19 Feb 2021 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345876

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

ORCA will be to replace Su30. AMCA will be an expensive bird. Probably in the range of 150M and up.
by nam
19 Feb 2021 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

From the Chinese perspective, any Trump victory might have even resulted in US forces getting deployed in India..It would have become even more important for them to gain leverage over us on the LAC infra build up.

The Chinis started agreeing for a disengagement, as soon as Trump lost the election.
by nam
19 Feb 2021 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

V_Raman wrote:Interesting. If the woke dispensation in USA takes root - India-China reproachment will happen. Good for Asia IMO.


Not good for us.
by nam
19 Feb 2021 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5509
Views: 1088226

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

2 battalion in 2010. Then 30K in peace time. Post build up 90K.
by nam
19 Feb 2021 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

Despite numerous articles by "experts" about why Chini did what they did, no one seems to have come to a right conclusion. This is the only article which I found to have given a good reason. https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/chinas-strategic-assessment-of-the-ladakh-clash/ The 2019 electio...
by nam
18 Feb 2021 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You won't need 360 degree. It is not difficult to achieve larger field of view with the advent of AESA radar, with conformal antennas. Given that it can switch the beam between panels, the onboard power should be enough as well. Having said that, the datalink now provides situational awareness anywa...
by nam
18 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

It is important that we DON'T have a resolution. The moment there is peace, every t, d, h will relax. For starters the next set of order for Astra 1 will come in 2025. PLI will be reduced, as we can easily import from "friendly" China We can resolve the border, once we cross 10T GDP and ha...
by nam
18 Feb 2021 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It will be quite interesting to see how Astra 2 looks like. It could be like Astra 1: We have NGARM which is bigger Astra with dual pulse It could be like Barak 8: Dual pulse and all you need is a smaller variant. It could be like Akash NG: Dual pulse with fins in the center body. Fundamentally a sm...
by nam
18 Feb 2021 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

IIRC, Lt. Gen Panag(?) did mention that the same deal was reached in Nov, but Indian media blew their trumpets a bit too much for China. So, per that source this time around China announced the deal *first* and he went on to state perhaps GoI told Indian media to knock it off. Check out a recent vi...
by nam
17 Feb 2021 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3470
Views: 705066

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

Chinis must be getting something in return for such a public humiliation.

I feel we might see easing of the app ban and other sanctions. Chinis never retaliated on our app ban.

They were quite hopeful of a resolution.
by nam
17 Feb 2021 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 117208

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Twitter has been an eye opener. I have now stopped putting all the blame on MoD/babus on our procurement issues.
by nam
17 Feb 2021 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 117208

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

There was no love lost for LCA, when until 2016 neither IAF, nor HAL was interested with it. The writing on the wall came with GoI scraping MRCA and ordering only 36 Rafale. IAF still tried not giving up, used delaying tactics through MK1A version in return for SE RFI (which got converted in to ever...
by nam
17 Feb 2021 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281296

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

More than T90 or Arjun, I wish we concentrate on a improvement in the gun and sabot rounds. Despite having the capability to built both of these, we are still stuck with Mango rounds.

It doesn't require major investment to design a new gun and round. But alas.. what a sad affair.
by nam
17 Feb 2021 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1222141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is so good to have Tonbo in the area of optical seekers. They can create really TFTA IIR seekers for ATGM & other PGM. I am sure there is a Spike 2K type add on in the works.

DRDO should work with tonbo for tactical IIR and it's own capability should focus on strategic IIR.
by nam
15 Feb 2021 15:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6097
Views: 1359344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

No more increase in cess and taxes on fuel, there's already enough anger everywhere about the recent fuel price hikes. I think there was another round of hike in fuel prices yesterday...fifth one so far :) The cess is the only way for the governments to get some much needed revenue. People in our c...
by nam
15 Feb 2021 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281296

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Our Armor corps is a "good enough" entity. Pak get AK, we get T90 with similar penetration. Arjun is not required, because Mango is "good enough" . Till couple of years back Chinese were not a threat. So light tanks were not required. There was no funding for home grown sabot rou...

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