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by samirdiw
24 Nov 2017 20:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It should have been done like this : 2001-2010  - production of 60 aircraft in the 2001 sop with addition of few plugs after each batch.                   - whatever that came out after research-development-testing in 2010 call it a Block 1.    2010-2015 - production of 100 Block 1 Tejas.          ...
by samirdiw
23 Nov 2017 02:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

the nation's security is paramount . By importing weapons Indian institutions have jeopardized nation's security. There is no appreciation of iterative development in the Army and Air Force , every equipment has to be up to the mark, no desire to build upon the product. Services have impeded the gr...
by samirdiw
12 Oct 2017 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/917730820122542080 --> There can be no independent foreign policy without a military armed with indigenous hardware.


This is the bottom line. Why can't our armed forces and govt understand this?
by samirdiw
12 Oct 2017 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So if GoI needs to pay truckloads of money with confirmed orders to private industry to get them to participate, why can't the same be done for PSUs? I am genuinely asking. Probably nobody in the PSU is putting their foot down. Why should they? A private company CEO starting such a venture without ...
by samirdiw
10 Oct 2017 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote: I have talked to multiple people who have confirmed this. The inlet has since been optimized with inputs from GE.


Thanks Indranil
by samirdiw
10 Oct 2017 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Does it make sense to create a Mk1b in parallel with Mk2 that will contain all the improvement envisioned in Mk2 excluding the 414 engine? Improvements that were to made are 1. weight reduction 2. aerodynamic improvements 3. flight controller upgrade 4. EW improvements 5. avionics upgrade 6. retract...
by samirdiw
10 Oct 2017 02:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 260670

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

So if the Arjun was built as per the army GSQR how did the Press and MoD let the army get away with it? Do we have reporters here in BR who can interview (harass) the army including retired Army officers and DRDO personal involved in Arjun? A few enterprising journalists can start to bring about pre...
by samirdiw
05 Oct 2017 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What for? Finish production in one year? That is foolishness. Well from past experience and promises we know that 3+ years means 5 years. With some resource management to utilize the idle time we can:- 1. Truly meet 3 years timeline 2. It will kill SE fighter 3. Prove to IAF that HAL can meet timel...
by samirdiw
04 Oct 2017 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The approval to setup the infrastructure to increase production to 16 a year was only given by MoD in 2016. That work is completed as per the video. But, it takes 11 months to assemble an LCA, so even if there are 16 jigs now, you will only see the increased rate of production in 2018. Apart from t...
by samirdiw
01 Oct 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022767

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indian Army wants more tests before ordering homemade anti-tank missile https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/09/29/indian-army-wants-more-tests-before-ordering-homemade-anti-tank-missile/ The thermal sensors of the Nag missile are procured from Rafael of Israel and Thales of France, which is one r...
by samirdiw
26 Sep 2017 22:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 260670

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

If you break up a tank into parts you could get 1. Body armour: made in India 2. Gun - possibly made in India 3. Engine - imported, built under license 4. Transmission: imported 5. Tracks - Indian 6. Wheels: Indian 7. Basic instruments and sensors - Indian 8. IR viewer, gun aiming system, electroni...
by samirdiw
26 Sep 2017 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409499

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The babus will NEVER sanction two projects because their job description is 'economy at any cost'. It is the Babus job to be frugal after all they are the bean counter and there isn't anyone else doing the job. They are not supposed to be experts in product development. The nameless babu is an easy...
by samirdiw
17 Sep 2017 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 791125

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

For the uninformed Is there a single realistic mission during a war that we can undertake with an aircraft carrier where
i) A successful mission accomplishment overrides the possible loss of the carrier AND
ii) cannot be done through an alternate way using less expensive resources?
by samirdiw
17 Sep 2017 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409499

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

India's defence forces, its senior officers, IAS Ministry of Defence Babus and Politicians don't want local R&D and local products. They are still caught in a time warp of India is poor country and videsh is best onlee While this is true, somebody has to take the onus to come up with a long-ter...
by samirdiw
15 Sep 2017 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 791125

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admirals need to get their priorities right when they dont have Bread to eat they ask for Cake. I have solution to all these shenanigans. Do a nuclear test. There will be no choice but to go indigenous. +1 ...with hypersonics carriers are sitting ducks during real warfare with peer powers. But duri...
by samirdiw
15 Sep 2017 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409499

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

We have to get past this single path approach for our projects which lead us to constantly being disappointed with the outcome. Let us visit both the paths and try to understand the armed forces asking for foreign stuff. Option 1. Product with Limited goals and existing tech - The customer is worrie...
by samirdiw
14 Sep 2017 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1225
Views: 134842

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Trump has to just supply nukes to ROC to give PRC a heart attack. Technically US can justify that it doesnt break NPT as it is still being supplied to China unless China insists that Taiwan is a separate country which it wont. Nothing else will work.
by samirdiw
14 Sep 2017 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Seems a bit weird that the IAF classifies fighter aircraft in terms of weight. Is there any other air force that does the same? Maybe part of HAL's problems with building the teeniest, smallest, lightest, weeniest aircraft stems from this - although this type of IAF classification might be a much ne...
by samirdiw
11 Sep 2017 18:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 99
Views: 18485

Re: Clean India places, options, initiatives & results

V35Vw29tay0 Whats the difference between India and Bangladesh other than religion? From one of the comments You do not need to empty the simplest latrine at all! 1) dig a pit 2) make a cover (made of cheap planks) to stand on with a hole in the middle 3) the cheapest wall you want, maybe a door and...
by samirdiw
10 Sep 2017 17:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160974

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

What is the mission that the Aircraft carriers can do with the imported fighters say the Sea Gripen that they can't do with let's say even the LCA Mk1A?
by samirdiw
08 Sep 2017 07:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160974

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

What is the operational use of aircraft carriers during a war with Pakistan or China? In my understanding, it did make sense for Japan in the past and US currently who want to fight far away from their shores. For Pakistan that is next door - we already have other vessels in numbers and aircraft tha...
by samirdiw
08 Sep 2017 03:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160974

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Thanks, guys. Is it possible to list out the possible parameters for the aircraft that Navy desires and where the Mk1A is expected to be at?
by samirdiw
07 Sep 2017 19:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160974

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

By how much? Is it not possible to trim the weight or improve the T/W by slight modifications in the design (intakes etc)? If yes how long it will take? I am assuming these basic questions have been asked by the Navy and if yes what are the answers? It can't be the weight but some other dependent ch...
by samirdiw
07 Sep 2017 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

People should be able to accept and discuss different positions and not resort to name calling, asking for "safe space" by banning posters of differing viewpoints.
by samirdiw
06 Sep 2017 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4676
Views: 306812

Re: Deterrence

Would like to propose an alternate model to target China during a nuclear war. Targeting specific cities will mean people just work around those areas so the impact is more short term. What can be done for a longer term impact? Approach: Coastline first instead of City first. Use surface detonation ...
by samirdiw
06 Sep 2017 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4676
Views: 306812

Re: Deterrence

One of the points that may support a move to also possess MT weapons is the fact that most nuclear assessments and treaties take into account only the number of weapons and not the total capacity. So increasing the capacity from kilotonnes to Megatonnes is less likely than to increase the total numb...
by samirdiw
05 Sep 2017 22:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 533084

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So ....................... what are they going to do with all these (AMCA related) developments IF we are recommending to revive the MCA and push for an incremental approach? An incremental process would mean a team for the incremental process AND a team for the AMCA as we know it from open source....
by samirdiw
04 Sep 2017 08:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 521466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Having Expressways ways doesn't mean small towns are not connected. Pretty dumb to think that way. Usually, there are smaller roads connecting to the expressway that takes to the towns. Think more fishbone than a worm. Taking it further a cross-grid type express network on a country wide scale would...
by samirdiw
03 Sep 2017 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 521466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

1. Government is inefficient., cite crony corrupt leaders to prove the point. Is the vision around infrastructure spending sound? Are they spending where the return on investment over medium term is the best there can be? E.g Spending money over the last 3 years building 4 lane highways without bit...
by samirdiw
03 Sep 2017 20:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 571971

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

How many Tejas IAF wants in a year? As per the chief, as many as they can deliver. So apparently HAL can go to 16 per year. Maybe with more funds, they can do more like somebody else mentioned in partnership. HAL not understanding speedy delivery for a long time is their own fault of course. Only w...
by samirdiw
03 Sep 2017 09:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 571971

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

How many Tejas IAF wants in a year?
by samirdiw
03 Sep 2017 02:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 571971

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Has the IAF just put out this tender by consulting GoI? How can the GoI allow this debacle to take place? Seriously a separate Defense Procurement and Manufacturing Ministry must be set up. The armed forces provides them the specifications (within range) and criteria why and the new ministry consist...
by samirdiw
02 Sep 2017 17:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 521466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It is time for the govt to support specific industries(where we don't have much base currently) and make them competitive wrt to China and rest of the world. While with better taxation and removal of red tape many industries would automatically come up there is a need for focused support by govt. Th...
by samirdiw
01 Sep 2017 18:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 571971

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

What are the performance characteristics that IAF is looking for wrt the single engine platform? The electronics and stuff can always be enhanced.

Can someone post a link if its already mentioned somewhere?
by samirdiw
01 Sep 2017 18:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

China wasted several decades in not coming to an agreement with India, Regarding India - China has been phenomenally stupid and India will make China pay for stupidity. In the 1950s I can understand Mao's paranoia about Kuomintang and Japan. But the victories in the east and the stalemate in Korea ...
by samirdiw
31 Aug 2017 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 521466

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In the end, India will still be trapped in debt Massive administrative reforms would be needed to cut corruption and waste. here is a hidden disease eating into India's Budget and it is quite incurable. It is called a "debt trap" and its cause is simple — greed. Media chatter over the upc...
by samirdiw
30 Aug 2017 18:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

We wouldn't need to go around "managing media" if we have taken our overwhelming forces and rolled into Tibet, taking back everything lost in 1962 and then some. We exchanged a historic, clear cut military victory and territorial gains for a hope that the world sees through the PRC's lies...
by samirdiw
30 Aug 2017 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the 73-day stand-off between India and China in Doklam ended after India withdrew its troops and asked New Delhi to "learn lessons" Without the pressure of the Brics what would the China have done? Would we see a restriction on Chinese imports n...
by samirdiw
30 Aug 2017 06:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

As the BJP rejoiced the end of the Doklam standoff and hailed the Narendra Modi government’s diplomacy, a cautious Congress posed several questions for the ruling establishment. The principal opposition party has sought to know if there was any explicit or implicit assurance that the Chinese side w...
by samirdiw
30 Aug 2017 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1005670

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

Why aren't there clear statements after the withdrawal by India and Bhutan that the Doklam area is "integral" part of Bhutan like China is still claiming this area as undisputed Chinese territory even after the "agreement"? We all know that before 2009 Bhutan was the status quo c...

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