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by ArjunPandit
18 Nov 2017 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2337
Views: 284220

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

i think this is not the first casualty for a commando..not sure if there is anything for us to worry about their martyrdom, apart from being sad about losing a brave son of our nation
by ArjunPandit
18 Nov 2017 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2726
Views: 146477

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

^^JayS & KaranM, your comments are on absolute terms and I agree with them, however, my point was only related to them as compared to other biggies. Their risk aversion, is understandable in light of volatile indian govt policies. PS: This is where i think the tacit civil military compartmentali...
by ArjunPandit
18 Nov 2017 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2726
Views: 146477

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

TATA/TASL is certainly growing in the organic fashion, unlike adani and ambani who are airdropped in this industry. Ambani still bought pipavav..
Approach followed by TATA/TASL will certainly give long term good results.
by ArjunPandit
16 Nov 2017 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1431
Views: 86470

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

^^ok...i still find it hard to believe that a vice admiral will be kidnapped and beaten, as much as i would like to..had that been the case, India too woul have done ..or have we?
by ArjunPandit
16 Nov 2017 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 815
Views: 140081

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

Gagan wrote:The french investigated and sent in commandos and goons to kidnap and badly beat up and break the Pakistani vice admiral's legs. What happened to the others involved is not known.

OT but can you share the link to it, i searched and can't seem to find any such news.
by ArjunPandit
16 Nov 2017 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rakesh wrote:
ArjunPandit wrote:And there comes a malyali speaking (no offence)

I am offended now Saar. I am a Malayali :)

There are no malyalis here, there are only bharat-rakshaks :P
by ArjunPandit
16 Nov 2017 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

I saw the news clip. The man looked like your regular smackie and was unarmed and carrying nothing. He claim that he was hungry and looking for food and only sat on the wall. Guys Seelampur/Shahdara, slums are infested with illegal Bdeshis/malsis, and recently Rohingya. There was a report of widesp...
by ArjunPandit
15 Nov 2017 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

A blame game is the last thing that is needed. What is needed is understanding. FONT SIZE 500 required, but this should suffice now. One point I would like to add. Long back when I was leading a vendor selection for an Insurance giant, the VP in insurance gave me an interesting tip (that being my f...
by ArjunPandit
15 Nov 2017 18:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7668
Views: 512117

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

You know what I got the same idiotic argument by a business family who did not have any money a month back when I needed, but asked me for help to get 25L deposited. My response was would you want your water, sewer, electricity and police services turned off when a party you dont like rules? His fa...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7668
Views: 512117

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

You mean ask any one why they (or their friends - the whiners) dodged the taxes? ;) :lol: . They will have 1000s of reasons. One commie might even say that he is not paying tax because Modi & BJP is ruling the country. He may pay tax, if CPI(M) and Polit Bureau runs the country. But you are rig...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 290438

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Aditya_V wrote:Air Launched Brahmos from MKI will mean any Chinese Surface vessel in IOR including Aircraft carriers can be well targeted. I hope we ccan intergrate the Brahmos AL launched version with the IL -38's in service also.

This may obviate the need for long range bombers
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2895
Views: 258909

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

brar_w wrote:2 x AL-31 will require a complete resizing of the aircraft. A single AL-31 would likewise stress design margins and may be inadequate for meeting some of the specification goals.

Thanks Brar. My question was also for initial stages and not where we are today
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2895
Views: 258909

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Curious if Al 31 can be considered for AMCA. Reasons i could think of 1. We manufacture it from raw material 2. Has a huge eco system within country 3. would expedite testing to avoid contract drafting with GE etc 4. Has less weight than 414 (wiki figures) has more or less similar dimensions (not su...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

seriously are you still arguing it. The stock market you are quoting Tadawul has just 171 countries, almost all saudi companies..gues where do they derive their funding from? Top 8 companies have govt stake. I am sure you know the source of funding of saudi govt. Please provide one saudi product tha...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2017 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

BK messed up with the Life numbers of LCA it seems. As of now LCA's certified life is 1000hrs as per CAG report. At least to my knowledge full airframe fatigue life testing is still pending for it to be certified for its full design life of 3000hrs. That 12000hrs he quote is not the certified desig...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Spoke to a chaiwala from GE aviation. He mentioned that HAL has 20 or so 404 languishing in their sheds. He didn't have lot of good words to say about HAL or its pace of operation. Fighter jets also parked in open air, with their jet engines. Shouldn't that be fine? Or do jet engines come in bubble...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

folks can we stop this infantile fight and stick to facts rather than fights
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

KiranA, I will not be rude to you, but you have questions from any of the posters factually and are going by your opinion and seeing your facts in that light. Please read Ulanbatori's comment and if that doesnt convince you critically answer the following points 1. What other industries they have: Y...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 150883

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

ashish the problem is that ..the guy with lamborghini will rape our friend too...and will take over the flat of our friend who is our neighbour too, the question is you pull the friend out of this deep shit or wait for the guy to be at door with a gun in your hand, make this situation when the 'frie...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 290438

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The success of the test-test firing would increase the combat range of the aircraft from the current 300 km to some 1500 km as the supersonic cruise missile can home in on targets over 1000 km away if launched from the air. wait the combat range of LCA is 370Km and of Su-30 also 300Km? And from whe...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

BTW saudi royal clan is neither that old nor so stable - they came to power only in early 1900s. They are brilliant statesmen. KSA is monarcy - and what do you mean kleptocracy ? the Saudi royals worked for their people and made them immensely rich - is that not the job of any ruler ? really!! made...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2017 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

That is not entirely correct these days, as KSA sovereign funds are not doing so well these days -- they are a bit overdrawn, as it came out after the recent crash on oil prices. I think you have a non-standard view of success -- after 50 years of free money acquired from oil, if the KSA economy ca...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

In 1965 the Gulf region switched from the Indian rupee to the US dollar. One of the chess moves of 1965 war. And the US is very innocent. Very interesting saar, one learns something new here everyday..just did a quick search on my own..and vicky chawla told me this thing https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4940
Views: 409453

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

shiv wrote:Well compliments on making a prediction that can be verified in my lifetime, unlike so many other predictions we make..

you're gonna live 150+ years shiv saar :)
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

uddu wrote:One more thing i'm surprised is that India today or Shiv aroor did not contact DRDO to know about the endurance report. And we here have to pull out CAG reports to figure it out. :)

aroor even didnt look at the CAG report, on which he had written a report too, though it was broadly positive.
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Endurance argument is pure BS; CAG report in 2015 had provided the max flight duration and almost all LSPs have hit 100-110 mins
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1707
Views: 224543

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

China will provide cover for these terrorists by making them immune to any pressures from the so-called "international community". The LeT's entry into politics had been in the works for some time and was awaiting a nod from the ISI for convenient timing. It seems to be happening now. The...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2017 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

your words give me hope to see 200s of Tejas!
by ArjunPandit
11 Nov 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

All along the story was that Tejas is for point defence and may be for offence wrt to pakistan. If that is the case why do we need a fighter with 4 hour of endurance. Against what JF17, old pakistani planes?
by ArjunPandit
11 Nov 2017 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have a simple question (data based on Wiki). LCA and Gripen A-D use the same engine, almost the same weight (LCA is 300kg lighter), wing area (measure of lift) - LCA has 25% more wing area than Gripen, We do not know the drag from the plane in either case. They both use the same engine, then how ...
by ArjunPandit
11 Nov 2017 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

lets not say cowdung, that has some utility, ...lets be secular and say it pork
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Enough of this BS in Was thinking of a riposte on these lines 1. Why Tejas Makes sense a. Why do we need Tejas i. Mig 21/23/27 retiring ii. Highly capable plane iii. Necessary for future development of AMCA, Ghatak and any HCA that we work on b. You fight with what you have and not what you dream fo...
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

the writer of this article does not have a very strong opinion and seems to be playing to both the audiences. Appears to be a random rant by, someone who has not even scratched the surface. Rather than getting agitated a point by point rebuttal is required. Anyone here?
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Thanks so much sir, this post needs to be kept as a ME Primer
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1505
Views: 191778

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I hope someone in the GoI is looking at this. Malaysian AF and the IAF already have had links through MiG-29 and Su-30MKI/MKM training and this is a real opportunity to export the Tejas Mk1 or even the Mk1A, depending on when the Malaysian RFI comes out. Would be a wonderful way to 1. get productio...
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759852

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Someone quoted here on BRF that trump has been fomenting all these crises to increase US sales. Reminds me of 90s bollywood movies where the guy and girl will be fighting before the fall in live (for his relationship with china)
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

I hope that as a result of the likely rebellion in KSA, the Hashemites get back the Hijaz region as they traditionally used to have until the British helped Abdulaziz Al-Saud to take it over forcefully. The Al-Saud family then became the 'Custodian of Two Holy Mosques' and the spread of wahhabism a...
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 16709

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

It is a make-or-break situation w.r.t. fixing the Indian economy and improving the ease of job creation (and fixing of labour laws) -- I think the clock is ticking. tangential to the thread but very valid points swami ji. My sense is these big bang reforms will be reserved by NaMo for second term a...
by ArjunPandit
10 Nov 2017 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1107
Views: 99851

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I am willing to bet my two eyes on the fact that this drama will continue till time we do not have a strong/intellilgent personality as RM. MP was our hope, but he preferred Goan delicacies over national defence.
Surprised to know philip is ex services.
by ArjunPandit
08 Nov 2017 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1431
Views: 86470

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

very strange considering marrying malsi means becoming one too...possibly the girl was already xtian and for the safety of herself and her eggs, she chose a chinese passport

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