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by Vips
20 Oct 2020 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 739228

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

Private sector involvement in defence R&D made easier. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday unveiled a new version of the procurement manual of the premier military research institute Defence Research and Development Organisation featuring simplified procedures for the involvement of the p...
by Vips
20 Oct 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371340

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

The Commodore has probably the political leanings of his daughter, he probably seeing it through that lens. I have never really liked his articles appearing in newspapers as "analysis". Never commits/suggests anything strategic, just gives a superficial commentary of what is already known...
by Vips
20 Oct 2020 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Another Notam https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1318205516921720832 #Areawarning #India activates two danger zones off the coast of #Balasore in the #BayOfBengal area, one known for A2A firing, the other a target towing range Notam for 15 Days. Looks good for multiple tests. what is being triale...
by Vips
19 Oct 2020 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174819

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Army pushes ahead with plan to equip infantry soldiers with modern weapons. The Army is now firmly pushing ahead with its long-delayed roadmap to induct new assault ries, close-quarter battle carbines and light machine guns to arm infantry soldiers after several setbacks over the last decade. The o...
by Vips
18 Oct 2020 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

BrahMos tested from INS Chennai today in the Arabian Sea and from Rajnath Singh downwards everyone congratulates. Obviously, there is more to it than meets the eye. i suppose one can only guess ER land attack version ? ..maybe a 1000 km :mrgreen: While the missile has been in India’s arsenal for lo...
by Vips
17 Oct 2020 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unless something else has been tested under the guise of Pritivi II, the latest NOTAM would be a damp squib of our expectations of testing of Pralay or XRSAM.
by Vips
16 Oct 2020 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685238

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Work on 6 new tunnels in J&K and Ladakh to start soon. At a time when troops are engaged in a confrontation in eastern Ladakh and the government is shoring up border infrastructure, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has unveiled a plan to construct half a dozen new tunnels in J...
by Vips
16 Oct 2020 18:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 360543

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Work on 6 new tunnels in J&K and Ladakh to start soon. At a time when troops are engaged in a confrontation in eastern Ladakh and the government is shoring up border infrastructure, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has unveiled a plan to construct half a dozen new tunnels in J...
by Vips
16 Oct 2020 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1858
Views: 451288

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Just a few days back when there was a news report of how many Pakistani's foreign passport were in Imran charsi's cabinet. Moeed Yusuf's name had also popped up as a Amreeki Green Card holder. A Private news channel had said that just like Hussain Haqqani Moeed Yusuf is also employed in an American ...
by Vips
15 Oct 2020 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042783

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL is also planning to make a Combat Helicopter (HCH ?) based on the IMRH.
by Vips
13 Oct 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054813

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The open agenda of Bollywood of insulting Hindus: Bollywood’s latest Hinduphobic film - Laxmi Bomb - Questions and answers Q: Why Laxmi bomb ? Why not Allah bomb? Or Jesus bomb ? A: *Because, Bollywood can only make fun of Hindus, as Hindus are cowards and won’t mind even if you make fun of their mo...
by Vips
11 Oct 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kakarat wrote:What could this be for? Astra?
https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/13 ... 1742588928

Exercise Window | 19 Oct - 03 November 2020


With such a long window whatever is being tested will be tested more then once.
by Vips
11 Oct 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What remains now to test - the ATGMS?
with the year end approaching the customary launching of the long range missiles - A3, A4 and A5 is also due. I hope this year they bunch the K3 and K4 too :)
by Vips
10 Oct 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174819

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

SSS defence has offered an upgrade for Dragunov rifles: -Will bring down recoil with a new tactical butt stock and adjustable cheek rest -New muzzle break for reduced flash -A new bipod for more stability -Full length picatinny rail to equip thermal sight and laser range finder Indian Army has issue...
by Vips
10 Oct 2020 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Per a AV report Notam issued for Oct 16 to Oct 17. Pralay likely to be tested.
by Vips
10 Oct 2020 06:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 374
Views: 106873

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

First for India, GSFC starts selling locally-made calcium nitrate to cut imports. In a serious push for Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India), chemical compounds main Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GSFC) on Thursday began selling regionally made calcium nitrate — a 100-per cen...
by Vips
10 Oct 2020 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Once we test out the A2A version of Rudram-1, there is no escape for the Pak propeller AWACS. It is all nice and TFTA to show around number of propeller AWACS in peace time. In a war, when your adversary is going to have a 200 - 250KM long ARM, streaming at you at Mach 4, datalinked, you really hop...
by Vips
09 Oct 2020 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555380

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India and UK in nal stages of signing defence logistics pact, will extend reach. India and the UK are in the nal stages of signing a defence logistics sharing pact, according to people aware of the development, adding to a host of similar agreements with other Indo-Pacific nations that can expand t...
by Vips
09 Oct 2020 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Question to the gurus. For the missiles that do not use rails and are ejected from the jets - How do they fall horizontally and symmetrically. Why don't they by the gravitational force tilt on the front or tail while falling?
by Vips
09 Oct 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 378038

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

There is compactness and then there is a Micro Uzi. Simply awesome.
by Vips
09 Oct 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My wish is for a 6 to 10 flower petals carrying MIRV Missile (Agni 6 or whatever be the name) to be soon test fired. We already have information of the 5000 KM range K5 to be test fired in Dec 2021, but the jingo in me says that is so far away.....
by Vips
09 Oct 2020 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174819

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The "OFB carbine" was actually designed by ARDE. Concerns about the manufacturing quality by OFB and product ownership between ARDE & OFB are still very pertinent, especially due to the INSAS experience. Do we want a INSAS Redux in the Carbine program? For god sake please do not opt f...
by Vips
08 Oct 2020 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 280591

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

If MWF/AMCA is offered as a combo deal you will see all the private sector biggies falling over each other to grab the contract. We can do a e-auction to get maximum investment.
by Vips
08 Oct 2020 18:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5545
Views: 1174310

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Power consumption shows double digit growth during October rst week as demand rises. Power consumption in the country recorded double digit growth in the first week of October at 25.95 billion units (BU) amid buoyancy in industrial and commercial activities. According to the power ministry data, po...
by Vips
07 Oct 2020 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174819

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Indian defence forces considering 'Made in India' carbine for meeting urgent requirements. With a proposal to import carbines unlikely to fructify, Indian defence forces are considering the acquisition of 'Made in India' carbine for meeting their urgent requirement in view of the situation on China...
by Vips
07 Oct 2020 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 445
Views: 64396

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Guarding the seas! Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel 'Vigraha' launched. The Indian Coast Guard launched a 98-m Offshore Patrol vessel 'Vigraha' at a private shipyard in Kattupalli, north of Chennai, in the presence of Dr TV Somanathan, IAS, Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance. Dir...
by Vips
03 Oct 2020 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 117390

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^Only Mota-Bhai under the present conditions!! Mukesh Ambani is too shrewd a businessmen to loose such an opportunity. Imagine getting a ready made factory(HAL) and Trained workforce(HAL) and an assured market (IAF will buy all the AMCA's we can produce) for investing just 2,500 Crores. This is c...
by Vips
03 Oct 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is there any news or updates about the Prahaar missile?
by Vips
03 Oct 2020 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204583

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

DRDO has started the Trials for T-72 Ajeya Mark 2 Tanks. It has host of upgrades like: -1,000 HP Multi Fuel Engine developed indigenously replacing the 780 HP Engines. -DRDO developed ERA Mark II (same configuration and power as the one that are on T90 tanks) -Israeli Thermla Vision systems which en...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174819

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I am not certain what exactly these carbines are for. If they are just meant for officers in Armored or Artillery units as a personal sidearm, then we would probably need fewer of them than what we were looking for. If they are meant for Infantry officers, it makes very little sense to a layman lik...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371340

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

Well well ... https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1311741997317644288 A @USNavy P-8 getting some gas at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands last week. (Photo/@djdiglipur) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjQ-YzxUwAAWOjn?format=jpg&name=small The day Uncle Sam gest his F22/F35 or even F18's fly...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007831

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Looks like IA suddenly realized the value of having a 1000KM CM. Tells us how the threat from China was underestimated. They planned to go "better" CM with longer range and indian engine, instead of inducting the current version. Now that the threat is open, there is a scramble. Best is t...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4358
Views: 1043174

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

So why was the time period from August-October wasted? Why was there not a single launch?? The SSLV has been delayed since last July. This should have been ready. Is Covid only a convenient excuse for delays.....
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355665

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

For once i agree with Philipowski :)
We need long-range bombers with force multiplier stand-off weapons pronto
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315746

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Trial of Kalyani ULH is welcome news. I hope the Army will also get the the Kalyani MGS (155 MM/39 Calibre version) trialed on an urgent basis. We need these guns desperately at the LAC. These guns would be a great fit for the mountain terrain as it needs only a small 4 X 4 vehicle for mobility as c...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4358
Views: 1043174

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Post Monsoon DRDO has started the missile testing so why is ISRO still in Covid induced inertia? It has a lot of catching up to do as it is comatose since March. To begin with i hope there are launches soon from both the Launch pads with minimum interval. With 2 launch pads a couple of launches ever...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 04:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 695582

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Indian Railways CLW produces 135 locomotives in 119 working days. Indian Railways’ Chittaranjan Locomotive Works produces a total of 40 electric locomotives in September 2020! With this, the locomotive manufacturing factory has produced as many as 135 locomotives in t...
by Vips
02 Oct 2020 04:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 695582

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indian Railways creates another record! RCF rolls out its highest number of LHB coaches in a month. The coach manufacturing factory of Indian Railways has achieved the highest ever Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches roll out. According to details shared by the national transporter, in the financial ...
by Vips
01 Oct 2020 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371340

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

CCS clears Rs 7796 crore communication network for Indian Army, to be done by ITI. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared a project to establish a secure communication network for the Indian Army that will include modern optical fibre cable links to forward areas, with Public Sector Un...
by Vips
01 Oct 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814106

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

CCS clears Rs 7796 crore communication network for Indian Army, to be done by ITI. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared a project to establish a secure communication network for the Indian Army that will include modern optical fibre cable links to forward areas, with Public Sector Un...

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