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by Trikaal
19 Oct 2018 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552467

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

jhonny walker has sponsored a film on our mangalyaan project incl perhaps lookalikes of the key people involved including the ISRO chairman. they have called it ISRA to keep from offending ISRO in the film. its far more accurate than what bollywood usually manages if a bit scoutish and clean cut. D...
by Trikaal
19 Oct 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

This is not a pride issue, but rather an opportunity issue. Now, one can argue that HAL needs to fulfill the IAF's needs first...but that is a production issue which can be changed. The MoD got bucket loads of cash ($15 - $20 billion at minimum) for 110 MII foreign fighters of which private partner...
by Trikaal
18 Oct 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

Kartik wrote:The fit and finish on the Tejas looks really good. Can someone tell which specific SP we are seeing in those pics? I wasn’t able to decipher the SP-X or XX number below the cockpit.

It seems like a two digit number and it was on HAL facility. So I am guessing it is SP-11.
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 20:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

TL;DR Indian industry needs to compete internationally and export a lot more. This is the only way out of this mess. Until this can happen, the rupee will slide and we will remain a poor country. Exactly, which is why more focus should be on exports. Actually, this is what is being done right now t...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Kashi wrote:
Why can't we do both? Why does it have to be either this or this?

We can and we should, but in a non-confrontational manner. Which means providing incentives, instead of ban threats and market denial. Which brings me back to my first point, import of electronics shouldn't be banned.
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

You want India to be the baby sucking the milk bottle in class 12. Meanwhile, India rises five places in global competitive index. No,I want India to compete in fields(manufacturing and others) where we already have an advantage instead of getting into tarrif wars with countries in an attempt to bl...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 17:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In other words, electronic goods are a $5 billion MONTHLY import bill, $72-75 billion a year. That's several squardons of MRCAs and aircraft carriers worth of money going out every year, to feed consumer demand. Sorry, that's a bill we can and should entirely eliminate, and run a surplus in its pla...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 739
Views: 155481

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

SaiK wrote:It is 323 324.

Actually, according to Air chief, it's only 231.
by Trikaal
16 Oct 2018 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4721
Views: 880069

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

So if we pay for 2-3 in Afghanistan, pukistan can be covered and overlapped from both sides, correct? S-400 is a defensive not an offensive system. I doubt it will even work at all in chase mode, especially when the launced missile/aircraft have a headstart of a 100+km. So covering them from behind...
by Trikaal
16 Oct 2018 03:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Since you asked - YOU constructed the strawman of "hatred for chinese phones". Don't bring in such nonsense to this thread. Posters are expected to be aware of nuances and not appeals to emotion. You have a past record of being a thread disrupter and will get even less leeway in this rega...
by Trikaal
15 Oct 2018 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246604

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What happens when Pakistan goes dark. Govt falls and Military disintegrates - Islamic State takes over due to rise of poverty and unemployment. The new "Islamic State of Pakistan" will probably get all their loans written off as bad debts. China, Saudi, Qatar, IMF and all other lenders wi...
by Trikaal
15 Oct 2018 00:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

They are huge security hazards, apart from the concerns about forex outflow. Security concerns can be addressed by proper examination of models and apps. As for foreign exchange outflow, yes that is true. But isn't that a part of the global trade? Besides, I feel items like mobiles have a multiplie...
by Trikaal
14 Oct 2018 16:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^I do not understand this hatred for chinese phones. They are already getting taxed. Not everything has to be make in India. If the customers get a price advantage then India as a whole benefits, doesn't it? Instead of blind hatred, we should tax these products healthily and as china (or any other c...
by Trikaal
13 Oct 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36458

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

All military purchases from Uncle Sam should be linked to non-application of india specific tarrifs. We can't have a military relationship if Trump is screwing us on the economic front. This position should be communicated beyond a shadow of doubt to the US. I fear Trump is pumped up by the success ...
by Trikaal
12 Oct 2018 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 739
Views: 155481

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

This is what the chinese poster had to say about it:

LCA光辉MK2构性研究之一,看来可动边条已经满足不了三哥的需求了 ​​​​

One of the LCA brilliant MK2 configuration studies, it seems that the movable edge strip can not meet the needs of the third brother.


Translated using Google Translate so not sure if accurate.
by Trikaal
12 Oct 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36458

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

He wants a trade deal. And given the rafale mess, there's no way the govt can offer a quid pro quo through an F-16 deal quickly or even in this tenure. Rafale mess has effectively made all aircraft procurement radioactive for now.
by Trikaal
12 Oct 2018 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128566

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

SaiK wrote:Image

What is that being pointed at in the pic?
by Trikaal
11 Oct 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36458

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Sanctions= cancelation of multi billion dollar defense deals, no COMCASA, no Quad. So basically, no chance. However, make no mistake. Trump will definitely try to milk this opportunity to make India bow on Trade deal. Our leaders need to stand firm and look after our interests.
by Trikaal
09 Oct 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 739
Views: 155481

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

LCA already has a huuge draggy wing. Rather than adding canard, perhaps it would be better to adopt AMCA wing design or layout. (without internal bay off course) Here is a quote from Indranil ji just a couple of days back on a similar topic. Hope it helps. It is not about drag. Yes canards increase...
by Trikaal
09 Oct 2018 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246604

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paks getting IMF loan is not a good thing. Need to spread the word that IMF is asking Pak to roll back nuke program. They are going to get it. It's fait accompli at this point. Imran Khan has made churan out of his balls and accepted the karza, to hell with the so called khudmuktaari. Now all that ...
by Trikaal
09 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

The Israelis and we use the pod in more ways than just illuminating targets. Not all missions will require the Litening and EW pods together. But, some will. At present is buddy targeting possible? As in, in a strike group of 3 Tejas, just one carries lightening pod and marks targets for buddies to...
by Trikaal
08 Oct 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 739
Views: 155481

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

^I think there was a direct quote from IAF which says they want Mk2 to meet Mirage 2000's performance criteria. This is as clear as it gets. We just need to hold IAF to this 10 years down the line.
by Trikaal
08 Oct 2018 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335399

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

^considering that this is exactly what many thought would happen with Chinese s300 and the complete lack of evidence that the tsp has anything of this sort, this is conjecture at best. Nor have we seen any flanker analogues in tsp livery despite the Chinese churning them out by the dozens J-10s hav...
by Trikaal
08 Oct 2018 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246604

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I had similar questions... I think they have been doing this since 70's and this is not their first bailout... IMF has done couple of times before and I do not recall any repayments. Apart from credit ratings hit which will impact FI into the country... is there any other impact if loan not re-paye...
by Trikaal
07 Oct 2018 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335399

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Here is another strong indication of where the Patriot is headed. The incumbent for the radar (Raytheon) is not designing a rotating 360 degree sensor. It is well known in US defense industry circles that the US Army rejected MEADS because it did not want a rotating radar for TBM duties (it was fin...
by Trikaal
07 Oct 2018 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

Amazing shots! Feel like jumping with excitement like a fanboy! We need MOREEE!!!
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36458

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Very interesting news coming in that Doval tried to be the spoiler and Modi had over ruled him in the end. S-400 deal announced quietly after Doval’s opposition, Modi’s approval Ugh, it looks like a PR exercise to make Modi look strong ahead of the general elections. Expecting rally speeches soon t...
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246604

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

With the Pak going international with their bowl, time for us to speed up BMD test and announce some major arms purchase like we did with S400. Hope GoI & Services announce these, along with some ratcheting up of threat of more Surgical strikes and hammering on LoC We want the Pak to spend more...
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471479

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Did you both read Hari Nair sirs post. No I hadn't. Thanks! All is well then. I was (and am) opposed to the Apache procurement for a similar reason. Apache is different. We don't have an equivalent substitute in India at the moment. Besides, I think Apaches are being procured to be a part of the st...
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 739
Views: 155481

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

^Mk2 getting FOC in 10 years would be a BIG achievement. Current pace does not inspire such confidence to be honest.
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471479

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do we know for sure what the lifting capacity of k226 is for mountains. And how it compares to kmax. If u are asking me Sir, then no. I hope the army conducted trials for that but wouldn't be the first time that trials are relaxed for a foreign equipment. Anyways, my point was about volume and not ...
by Trikaal
06 Oct 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471479

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I was hoping the 226 deal to get through, so that HAL has some first hand knowledge on twin rotor tech. It would have been helpful to have that experience while designing the next gen of helis. Why do we need twin rotor tech for next gen helis? AFAIK, the reason Ka-226 has twin rotors is to elimina...
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

ks_sachin sir,
There are 100s of pages worth of discussion and posters like Indranil Sir have 1000s of posts. It is a little intimidating, not to mention time-consuming, to go through so much material. But will do, so thanks for the suggestion.
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2287
Views: 281138

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^Agreed, war with china is going to be an economic one. The only way cheen ever fights us militarily is by forcing its dog to attack us. As such, they need to be countered with the same currency.
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246604

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Summary: IMF wants Pkr to be devalued to 150 Pkr to a dollar IMF wants Interest rates to rise above 10% IMF wants Pakistan to make public CPEC-OBOR bill amount and terms(because that is what it is, a bill, not an investment or a loan) All 3 are like body blows to Paki economy and prestige. They migh...
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

^Thanks! So drag is the reason they decided to drop the canards.
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

From what I remember Canards also increase the radar signature of an aircraft significantly, for a small fighter it can matter in A to A engagements Yes, but Tejas wasn't conceptualized as a stealth aircraft. So this shouldn't have been a problem during design. Remember, at that time it was only me...
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

I have a question for the more knowledgeable folks here: Why were canards not included in the Tejas design? I know that the Tejas's delta wing was shaped so that it would generate more lift and it was thought to be sufficient at that time. But what was the rationale behind excluding canards altogeth...
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341292

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^Most developed countries have high direct taxation, not indirect taxation. Indirect taxation is ok in intermediate term but our long term goal should always be to bring more people into the direct taxation net. Having high indirect taxation is actually detrimental for consumption and economy at lar...
by Trikaal
05 Oct 2018 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2627
Views: 526350

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

^It is a death sentence for the sale of '324 t-shirts' though :rotfl: On a serious note, yes, the vote of confidence in Tejas is very nice. Now hopefully the numbers won't go down any further. 231 is good enough too and in 15 years we might be talking about AMCA orders. (Hopefully!!!)

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