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by Rishi_Tri
13 Oct 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1642
Views: 138597

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Without naming anyone, you are pontificating on resilience in very casual manner. India does not have full currency convertibility i.e., Indians still require passports, valid reasons to import or buy foreign currency. Keeps the outflows in check and there is no direct connection to dollar. Argentin...
by Rishi_Tri
17 Sep 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577380

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Looking at the blue cloud print, I guess they are trying to sell it to 6 year old little girls or what? Haha. In animal kingdom anything that is extremely bright is most likely the most poisonous and deadly. :rotfl: Jokes apart .. to blend in with white and blueish nature of icy heights.. or even w...
by Rishi_Tri
07 Sep 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11997

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

So if we needed the great khan to share intel about Chinese troop movement off our borders, then why TF do we have ISRO, NTRO, etc.? Shut the lot down, and use the money to eradicate poverty as outsiders kindly remind us after every sat launch. Same damn story in '62, 50 years and $2T later, same s...
by Rishi_Tri
04 Sep 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352817

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion



Maha Vir Chakra .. True Valor. Salute!
by Rishi_Tri
30 Aug 2018 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577380

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I have a general observation. British Military thinking always dominates thinking about how to fight the last war. I see that both IA and IAF have spent inordinate amount of effort in trying to re-fight the Kargil War and have distorted their thinking in choice of weapons and tactics. Krasnopol M w...
by Rishi_Tri
29 Aug 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882887

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

nam wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UboMbcyluvg

Tor mkm on a Tata truck. Was there a rfp for this system? The acceleration on the missile is phenomenal.


Does it mean that the system is already in India or were the Russians using Tata Chasis? And did the TOR destroy OSA AK missiles?
by Rishi_Tri
29 Aug 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3038
Views: 554997

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Where is the likely crew undergoing training? How many people are there in the initial list?
by Rishi_Tri
25 Aug 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 526
Views: 85000

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Tweeted to Def Minister on Utility Helos. I shall call it the dumbest and most short sighted decision of recent times. LUH is close to IOC. There are hundreds required for Army, Airforce, Navy and we propose contract with unknown foreign Helo! This would have been best chance of involving Private In...
by Rishi_Tri
24 Aug 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882887

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/india-s ... d-missile/

(The Helina’s range is estimated at between 7 to 8 kilometers.) Almost every article on this test mentions range to be upto 8 km.

Above also has reference to LCH IOC.
by Rishi_Tri
24 Aug 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1477
Views: 64395

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

the 1st new build tu160 rolled off the production line early this year. russia has intention to buy 50. we need to get in there and sign up for some 25. better this than S400. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/tu-160m2-everything-we-know-about-russias-new-super-bomber-23183 there she is , ...
by Rishi_Tri
22 Aug 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3038
Views: 554997

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

India seeks its own “Gagarin Moment” - Ajay lele, Space Review Excerpts There are reports that ISRO is working on space docking experiments and has already completed some ground simulations. The other option with India is to develop a vehicle like the Russian Soyuz. This is a single-use vehicle tha...
by Rishi_Tri
22 Aug 2018 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882887

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:
SaiK wrote:
pooch: did you switch the "respectively" modes? I am trying to narrow/understand LOBL - 4 km, and LOAL - 7 km.

Nope, you got it right. Thanks for the correction.


Wasn't the original range 5km and 8km respectively?
by Rishi_Tri
22 Aug 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3650
Views: 473302

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:The last zero in each of those numbers must be the degree sign.


Well said. Has to be. -300 C : Well we shall be breaking laws of Physics as we know it. :rotfl:
by Rishi_Tri
20 Aug 2018 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2652
Views: 534441

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

ramana wrote:CSIR completes Tejas HUD development.

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 67233?s=19


True Make in India indeed.
by Rishi_Tri
20 Aug 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369949

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

India building new fighter jet https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-building-new-fighter-jet/article24731939.ece The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), India’s next indigenous fighter, is expected to make its first flight by 2032. Development work on the jet is under way. “ The AMCA wi...
by Rishi_Tri
17 Aug 2018 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4124

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

भारत की माटी के लाल को नमन I वह अपनी अगली यात्रा पे निकल गए I - Pokhran II, Kargil Victory, Operation Parakram, Defence Indigenization, Lahore Bus, Agra Summit, HIghway Development Program, New Telecom Policy, New Insurance Policy, Modern Airports of Delhi and Bengaluru, IT Revolution. - अतः नव भारत...
by Rishi_Tri
15 Aug 2018 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1722

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Swatantrata Diwas ki sabko Shubhkamnayen. Saw the Tricolor flying in all its splendor in Anchorage, Alaska - A Remote Corner of This World. https://twitter.com/RishiTri76/status/1029141101372997633 The only words that come to me whenever I think of Independent India are - तुम मुझे खून दो मैं तुम्हे ...
by Rishi_Tri
15 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3038
Views: 554997

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Katare wrote:Source?


Narendra Damodardas Modi :rotfl:
by Rishi_Tri
15 Aug 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3038
Views: 554997

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Time to create Indian Manned Space Mission - Gagan Yaan Thread.
by Rishi_Tri
15 Aug 2018 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3038
Views: 554997

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The Prime Minister just announced Manned space Mission by either 2022 or earlier. It shall be called GaganYaan. Watershed moment for Indian Space Programs.
by Rishi_Tri
15 Aug 2018 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373340

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I have more gastronomical reason. Time for Aero India to Taste Lucknowi Kulfi, Chaat, Kebab after Bengaluru Idli, Dosa, Sambar. Jokes apart, the world needs to see that there is Aerospace Industry - Lucknow, Kanpur - in so called Backward Part of India and fire up an industrial revolution there. In ...
by Rishi_Tri
14 Aug 2018 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 379602

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Rustom I Look Alike - Rutan VariEze

https://twitter.com/RishiTri76/status/1 ... 3804176386

We are doing some reverse engineering and making it work. Not bad.
by Rishi_Tri
30 Jul 2018 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 753002

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

A few questions?

How many GE engines are we getting for Tejas Mk1, Mk1A and likely to get for Mk2? And about at what cost? Planning to write an article on potential cost savings with having a French assisted Kaveri in context of Rafale. Thanks.
by Rishi_Tri
29 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2652
Views: 534441

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

Is Uttam AESA getting tested on any of the Tejas prototypes? At least it was ready in physical form as DefExpo showed? Also, just surmising that Kaveri with Snecma core could be ready for integration by 2020. Must be in advanced stages of testing and uprating the engine output. Perhaps test it on on...
by Rishi_Tri
29 Jul 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3650
Views: 473302

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why was 'Experimental' printed on side of the AH?
by Rishi_Tri
29 Jul 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882887

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So we are getting AIM-120..wonder which version it will be. If the deal goes through, I presume this is the "blood money" for the S-400 buy. It could also mean F-16/F-18 are not coming. Else we could have got Aim-120 along with them. And we get to play the AIM-120 with our ECM... wonder w...
by Rishi_Tri
25 Jul 2018 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 526
Views: 85000

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:Fourth P-15B construction begins.

http://www.psuconnect.in/news/productio ... -mdl/16430


Good nus. For all its failings MDL keeps churning out Destroyers, Submarines. We should applaud where deserved. As it is we pull up PSUs all over the place.
by Rishi_Tri
25 Jul 2018 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2652
Views: 534441

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

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/watch-naval-variant-of-lca-tejas-flies-for-the-first-time-with-tailhook-used-for-landing-on-aircraft-carrier At least people are experimenting. I like this play of deception as in programs being cancelled, not meeting needs. Keeps everyone guessing. Strange though not a...
by Rishi_Tri
25 Jul 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3650
Views: 473302

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

http://www.janes.com/article/81928/indi ... rom-russia

I shall be very surprised if even one Ka 226 comes to India. JV or No JV. Mi 17 is the strategic buy that keeps everyone very happy.
by Rishi_Tri
19 Jul 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2652
Views: 534441

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

Last OT from my side on this topic ... PSU/DRDO/Govt organization == there working class are common people like you and me. It is always easy to blame neighbor or teacher or neta or babu or employee not doing a decent job. In the end, all these are from our own community, as a nation - everyone nee...
by Rishi_Tri
14 Jul 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 259243

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Putin is ex KGB. Heeled in the art of deception by Cold War. Russia short of budget when Oil is touching daily highs! Find it hard to stomach. At worst this program is being repurposed which makes sense given that Indian money is not going to be available. Don't be surprised if some other program em...
by Rishi_Tri
17 May 2018 06:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 752451

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Reliance ADAG does not say anything about quality of Indian PVT sector in Defense. In fact exactly the opposite ... the younger brother has destroyed value in every industry where others have thrived... It means there is value to be created and others will do it. DPSU rejoicing is fine.
by Rishi_Tri
02 Apr 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 753002

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I never really gave a thought this to be frank. But What kind of solution you are expecting..? One with which a small tinkering would unleash full potential of Kaveri on SL...? I don't believe there is one such quick fix which exists with a bit of thinking now. If you have one in mind, please share...
by Rishi_Tri
22 Mar 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2652
Views: 534441

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

With regards to the 3000 + flights including operational flying now, and no crash. This has to be attributed to the servicing team, the engineers etc at ADA and HAL. These guys must have put in ungodly man hours for each hour of flying. They proved that the bird could fly, painstakingly certified e...
by Rishi_Tri
17 Mar 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882887

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

From the Lok Sabha MP report on Nirbhay cruise missile in Annexure E: What I understood, total 10 test missiles are in the works. Expected completion is june 2018. And revised project cost is Rs 102 crores. Original estimate was Rs 18 crores :eek: I would say this is the least expensive Cruise Miss...
by Rishi_Tri
16 Mar 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 232466

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Explosives were stuffed inside the boles of coconut trees to avoid metal detector discovery.The LTTE had many tricks up their sleeves during that time. Children were hiding in treetops to signal the LTTE approach of the enemy, women had pistols hidden under their skirts. The LTTE even used a pregna...
by Rishi_Tri
05 Mar 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369949

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Very superficial and misleading comment. Stealth shaping is perhaps the biggest struggle with 5th Gen. Avionics being next. Get this done and you have an aircraft that is asymptotically close to being Stealth without actually being one. Indeed. https://twitter.com/HaridasKukkur/status/9703665149256...
by Rishi_Tri
05 Mar 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369949

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The first two AMCA tech demonstrators are not likely to have many 5G features. They will basically demonstrate the new avionics suite and stealth shaping. Plus India's ability to configure a twin-engine jet. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/970183803154071553?s=19 Very superficial and misleading...

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