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by Kersi
27 Sep 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351933

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

From Twitter Defence Acquisitions Council, led by @nsitharaman, accords approval for procurement of 1000 engines of 1000 BHP for T-72 tanks under ‘Buy & Make’ category for over Rs 2300 crore. Post transfer of technology most of these engines will be manufactured by Ordnance Factories Board Whic...
by Kersi
27 Sep 2018 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882261

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

What would be the area covered / sanitised by each squadron ? What are the likely locations ? I would say they could be around Delhi, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Tawang / Tezpur and Jodhpur.
by Kersi
24 Sep 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

My deep worry is that this controversy will derail the critically required S-400 and other deals already cleared some time ago, reported to be sealed when Pres.Putin visits.As I said before, is there a larger angle to M.Hollande's ( well timed?) allegation? Russian "eco system" in Indian ...
by Kersi
24 Sep 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Philip, I get the feeling future no govt will buy European planes. It will be Desi, Russian or US. This is probably the game being played by US and Russia, thorough their local goons. The local goons are either bought / too dumb to realise that how they are the pawns in the dirty arms game. The win...
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351933

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

A thought in my mind since a long time. If we can have a single (or maximum twin) seat aircraft can't we have single / twin manned tank with say automatic loader ? Why Not ?
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348463

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

Igla SAMs "stations" are located at some on the nuclear installations. The air space around these installationsis no-fly zone. These Igla installations are manned 24/7 and work on basis of shoot-at-sight ask and answer questions later. These Igla stations may be later manned by CISF. More ...
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I understand that IAF / IN has installed radar(s) on ONGC offshore platform(s). Probably THD 1955 or TRS 2155. It sounds like Star Wars !!
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348463

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

POOF ! Kersi please do not ask sensitive information here in BR
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Khalsa wrote:
Karan M wrote:Only on BR can you find uber jingos who can't resist finding out even which truck is towing a radar.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Love it and Love us all

Chanda Ek, Tarre Anek !!


Are the truck tyres Indian or phoren ???

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Kersi
17 Sep 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Is Rohini associated with any specific SAM ? I guess it will be a surveillance radar at each AFB and major industrial / defence installations Rohini is a derivative of the 3D CAR which is the surveillance radar for Akash batteries. Is it necessary that if there is a Rohini radar, there must be a Ak...
by Kersi
14 Sep 2018 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Is Rohini associated with any specific SAM ? I guess it will be a surveillance radar at each AFB and major industrial / defence installations
by Kersi
14 Sep 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Kersi, Rohini is a derivative of 3D-CAR with some extra local tech and modifications for the surveillance role and the other is a Naval version with a newer antenna specifically meant for the Navy, extra stabilization plus signal processing mods for detecting low flying sea skimming missiles. 3D-CA...
by Kersi
14 Sep 2018 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 893
Views: 183526

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I am confused. Is 3D-CAR and Rohini the same radars ? I believe that Rohini (IAF) and Revathi (IN) are very similar if not the same.
by Kersi
12 Sep 2018 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

Forget looking towards west, even the eastern neighbour does not have a homegrown fighter with home grown air-to-air refueling. To turn it around, put LCA at Anini ALG, takes off with an optimum load out for A2G and two WVR missiles & a centerline drop tank and then tops up both the internal fu...
by Kersi
11 Sep 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

Trikaal wrote:Lungi Dance Time!!!! One of the major concerns of IAF addressed today. The cheetah has grown the fourth leg!


Tejas is now a FIVE legged cheetah !
by Kersi
07 Sep 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

Trikaal wrote:^HAL will guard the interests of its employees a lot more fiercely than any national interests.


:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
by Kersi
04 Sep 2018 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

SaiK wrote:We need a deep strike full load out config photo from our deb raana.


I would like to see a Tejas with
Two 250 / 500 kg LGB or similar ASMs
Two Derby / Python / Astra / Meteor AAMas
A Lightening IV pod
1/2 drop tanks.

Is is possible ?
by Kersi
04 Sep 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

kit wrote:
Kersi wrote:
Russia offering ToT :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


Deep tot :roll:

Whatever that is !


One meaning, you take the money the tell teh customer to %$#@ off

I too have never heard of a Russian deep ToT. (Apologies to Philip :) :) :) )
by Kersi
04 Sep 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

SaiK wrote:This cant be that 3 legged cheetah any more.


:D :D :D
Now it is a six legged cheetah
:D :D :D
by Kersi
04 Sep 2018 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 529150

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

But it still cannot travel supersonic, underwater.












Sorry to be caustic n cynical to IAF but venting my several years of frustration of hearing various excuses
by Kersi
04 Sep 2018 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Eric Thompson wrote:Reportedly Russia is offering deep ToT on Amur nuke subs along with Kalibr for Project-75I.


Russia offering ToT :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Kersi
26 Aug 2018 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128686

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

^^^ Price is an asinine argument. It is an indigenous plane, money goes from our right pocket (MOD) to our left pocket (HAL) building local capability and capacity along the way. Single-engined carrier aircraft concerns are ho-hum when the US and its allies are going whole hog to a single-engine F-...
by Kersi
21 Aug 2018 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1391
Views: 156628

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Rakesh wrote::lol:

No Akula II as of yet.


Rakesh. Your excuses are worse than that of IA not inducting Arjun or IAF not inducting Tejas.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Kersi
09 Aug 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Filipov was far away plotting and planning mischief..... But such programmes must be for high- tech cutting edge weapon systems NOT old hags like F-16/F-18s which the Yanquis want to dump upon us. . Mr "Filitov" you should also add MiG29 / MiG35 / MiG 123 (or whatever you wish to call) to...
by Kersi
08 Aug 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351933

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

ramana wrote:Russia can't afford T14 Armata

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/102 ... 50048?s=19


So what ? India will help them.

Remember USMC scrapped EH 101 as it was too expensive for USA. But it is not too expensive for India for its politicians
by Kersi
08 Aug 2018 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351933

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

How unfortunate for my dearest Natasha loving babus Both Pak-FA and T-14 Armata are turning out to be tech demonstrators with super super limited manufacturing. I am laughing Time for Mk3 https://db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/campaigns/88766/assets/343354/arjun_mk_3_mbt.jpg?1404336437 How dare you b...
by Kersi
08 Aug 2018 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Back from the boondocks. Vindicated! As I've always maintained,the P-8I was a "sweetheart " deal,part of the covert agreement by Snake-Oil Singh to buy US defence eqpt. like the C-17 (again keeping Boeing's C-17 line running)as a thank you for the N-deal upon which Snake-Oil staked his po...
by Kersi
06 Aug 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882261

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Instead of even thinking of Brahmos as a AAM how about Barak & Barak 8 as AAMs for HHV targets ?
by Kersi
03 Aug 2018 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Government paying bribe to another Government ? If Private companies can bribe the government official why cant government bribe the same way ? Just look at the Saudi typhoon deal scandal and one realizes that g2g is no different grim b2b or one can always watch a few episodes of yes minister :D NO...
by Kersi
03 Aug 2018 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Who is paying a bribe to whom? Government paying bribe to another Government ? If Private companies can bribe the government official why cant government bribe the same way ? Austin, Several years ago an ex KGB Russian officer said that Soviets had paid heavily to Indian powers-that-be to secure th...
by Kersi
01 Aug 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

souravB wrote:^Rakesh Sir, You forgot the most important component of Rafale which makes it a lethal first strike platform, the SPECTRA ECCM suite and the corresponding active stealth features it brings.
:D :D :D


Would we HAVE to use Damocles pod or is it "Indian modified" for Lightning 4 ?
by Kersi
01 Aug 2018 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I though Helmet Mounted Sight was a part of the '"original" Rafale.
by Kersi
31 Jul 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348463

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

Would these M2K from France create a new sqdn / complete the half Sqdn (No 9 Wolfpacks) or will they be used only for spares ? Any "official" answer from IAF/MOD ?
by Kersi
31 Jul 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1430
Views: 180002

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

a real masterpiece of pkging for the reactor and steam plant. pumpjet too for stealth. i read somewhere very deep diving as well, more than subs. great family of V-weapons :D outside the box thinking to radiate new threats from space to under the sea. If it has a non nuclear warhead, what about the...
by Kersi
30 Jul 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 231870

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Neshant wrote:Arjun = textbook case of bad project management & no oversight.


With tongue-in-cheek I say Arjun = Perfect textbook case of how to kill a good product for a also-ran product, for personal gains, read kickbacks.
by Kersi
30 Jul 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

i dont think we are buying scalp or aasm. mica and meteor for aa. ngarm, saaw, garud(amma), griffin/spice, popeye, iron bombs is it for A2G. I think it is a big and expensive gamble to send Rafale with iron bombs (or rocket pods) for a CAS mission. Me think that Rafale must be for high values targe...
by Kersi
27 Jul 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1434
Views: 199770

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

What will the weapons on Rafale, besides Scalp and Meteor ? I guess Mica, AASM Hammer.... Will Rafale use Lightneing 4 being procured from Israeli or would we be "forced" to use Damocles or Areos pod ?
by Kersi
25 Jul 2018 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128686

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Ladoo ? WOW!!! :D :D :D I am still waiting for some 6,000 MT of mithai from "somebody" for som3thing !!!!! :(( :(( :(( wait what did I promise that for (if I did) come on come on what was the something ? I think i a misunderstood I mean "I am still waiting for those 6,000 MT of mitha...
by Kersi
25 Jul 2018 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128686

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Those NLCA Mk2 path is a long one would take a decade to get every thing done , They first buy Mk1 and fly off Vikrant/Vikram and walk the talk , Use what they have and then develop experience , combat and maintenance manual , overhaul etc in regular squadron service and fix any known fault as they...
by Kersi
25 Jul 2018 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128686

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Peace time availability of any fighter is not the same as war time availability , IN can bump up operational availability of any fighter during war time like IAAF does during exercises or during Kargil ops In fact during Kargil IN got most of its SHAR operational and even practised taking off from ...

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