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by SiddharthS
12 Apr 2018 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598188

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

+1 There is no need go to Israel either, just give those billions to DRDO and they will do it, Actually DRDO is already on to it. It's called XRSAM. The thing is foreign crop takes almost all the water from the well, domestic crop then has to contend with few drops. As a result, domestic crop eithe...
by SiddharthS
11 Apr 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598188

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

More important question is why is India buying S 400 to begin with. Why not work on further development of the mrsam with the Israeli prime contractor. That way we will be able to integrate the new missile with our existing infrastructure and learn from the program for future use. This off the shel...
by SiddharthS
06 Apr 2018 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275924

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

If services could they would ask for the moon, it's the politicians job to knock few heads and keep everyone in line with the Indigenisation policy. Just Proclaim that from here on India will Only acquire indigenous weapons and there will be no two ways about it, once the politicians lays out the bl...
by SiddharthS
26 Mar 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1123
Views: 179381

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

If it is possible to build the one or two Mk1a squadron without the radar and then refitting them with Uttam afterwards, then hey should do it. Kind of similar to the F-35; concurrently developing and inducting the fighter. There maybe fears of Mk1a getting mud thrown at it by the usual suspects, b...
by SiddharthS
24 Mar 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275924

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

Maybe this has been already pointed out but Chinese seems to have stolen J-20 design from Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter (CALF).

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by SiddharthS
23 Mar 2018 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598188

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is the Spike deal still on the table? I thought it was spiked. Indian missile trial jeopardizes Rafael's $500m Spike deal Since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India in January together with Rafael CEO Yoav Har Even and announced that the deal would go ahead, talks have been renewed betwee...
by SiddharthS
23 Mar 2018 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 26311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

While i do not support importing weapons; including Rafale, FGFA, SEF, Gregorovich, Armata and F-35. And Firmly believe that India can not show Indian power through foreign weapons. And believe in the only way to establish Indian MIC is through iterative development, completely cutting off the impor...
by SiddharthS
11 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Many people here are stuck on the democracy. The goal is to have an India friendly regime approving Indian military base. Does it matter if it wasn't democratic? not really, would it be better if it was democratic? sure, but what if as the result of free and fair election Yameen gets re-elected , wo...
by SiddharthS
11 Feb 2018 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

You can not let the opponent occupy the squares(IOR states) in your side of the board(Indian Ocean). You have to occupy most(if not all) of the squares in your side of the board and then march towards the opponents side of the board(SCS). And start playing Go(Weiqi) there, occupy as many squares(ASE...
by SiddharthS
10 Feb 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There is a flawed notion that's been floating around, which says, whatever the leader does is right, as oppose to coming to the understanding of what is 'right' and then beholding the leader to that standard. And What is 'right' depends on what are your national interests. Much of the uncertainty st...
by SiddharthS
09 Feb 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Statement: China did not liberate/invade hong kong, unlike India Which did liberate Goa. - That's a red herring, To compare hong kong to goa is to compare the British Military to the Portuguese Military. Statement: Because China is okay with US at its doorstep, so should India be okay with China at ...
by SiddharthS
09 Feb 2018 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The point is, it's not going to go beyond domestic political squabling. That's the job of Indian intelligence agencies, to bang few heads and give India a rationale to enter and depose yameen, Sign the defense pact with a new puppet, flood the island with Intelligence operatives and establish a perm...
by SiddharthS
08 Feb 2018 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There's always been a high price to pay for hesitant, indecisive and fearfull foreign policy. And Indian record has been ridddled with these attributes. By contrast, consider the self-confidence, not to say hubris, of China. And why not? They have been running the table with us, not only on the Nort...
by SiddharthS
07 Feb 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Go to UN, America, SAARC?; Fearlfull of China in a Virtual Indian territory?; worried about the international media?. What kind of impairment the descendents of Kautilya, Maurya, Shivaji and Bajirao are suffering from. There is a long line of PM's not doing the right thing and jeopardizing Indian in...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

That's just carelessness from Gokhle, who should know better as an embedded journalist of this goverment. Even if we did prod the judiciary there should not be any inkling of it. And if someone suggests that we did, they should be made fun of and labled their thinking as conspiratorial. This goverme...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If Yameen is popular then the job of our intelligence agencies is to make him unpopular. I'd be surprised if Maldives doesn't already host substantial number of Indian agents.
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2200
Views: 339689

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.popsci.com/gaofen-4-worlds-most-powerful-geo-spy-satellite-continues-chinas-great-leap-forward-into-space#page-6 https://www.popsci.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.utux78hn.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.utux78hn.htrx2fx78nyjx78x2futux78hn.htrx2fknqjx78x2fx78ydqjx78x2f6555_6c_x2fuzgqnhx2flft...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 26311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

T-50B of Black Eagles aerobatic team of korea skids and flips over at the Singapore Air show.

by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

a) If Xi gets there before India, Modi will turn out be another nincompoop Pm, and the time is running out. b) What's paramount is Indian interest. Which dictates, Indian ocean is India's ocean and anyone who comes here must be at the mercy of India; an Indian Monroe Doctrine. IOR state must act acc...
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Look at the previous articles. It'san Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Duterte(Chinese puppet) and most of all China-supporting propaganda outlet. Do not give traffic to these Chinese PR sites. All the talking points smell of the ISPR level of stupidity. The Chinese narrative (outside of the ...
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Look at the previous articles. It'san Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Duterte(Chinese puppet) and most of all China-supporting propaganda outlet. Do not give traffic to these Chinese PR sites.
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62909

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

What's stopping intelligence agencies from creating riots and bloodshed or taking out low level political opponents just to have a rationale to enter and depose Yameen. Yameen is not going to breach the Indian threshold suddenly, he's going to do everything that's below Indian threshold and slowly i...
by SiddharthS
23 Jan 2018 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4318
Views: 634973

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China was a military power way before anything interesting on the economic front was going on. The difference now is that it has become both military and economic superpower. And don't forget, MIC is a part of economic growth story. You have to first secure the polity. It's not just the matter of m...
by SiddharthS
21 Jan 2018 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4318
Views: 634973

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China was a military power way before anything interesting on the economic front was going on. The difference now is that it has become both military and economic superpower. And don't forget, MIC is a part of economic growth story. You have to first secure the polity. It's not just the matter of mo...
by SiddharthS
11 Jan 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 36
Views: 1972

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

Indians lack the concept of humiliation, precisely on which china has built its economic, military and cultural might. Never again has been carved deep in their politics and culture. when India was technologically ahead by importing arms, China chose short and mid term solution of inducting junk and...
by SiddharthS
10 Jan 2018 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The disappointment is like every aspirant for India's cricket team wanting to be allowed one more over & one more match to play. The correct analogy would be: Indian cricket team ( the only organisation that plays international cricket) asking to play another match (or series) so that they can ...
by SiddharthS
09 Jan 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275924

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

uddu wrote:Sorry about that second pic. Here is the correct one of HTT-40 cockpit
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Fully digital one. So we could say a PC-21 type cockpit at the price of PC-7. Cool.


They are going to add one more MFD. At 8.00

by SiddharthS
16 Dec 2017 00:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This two-front war narrative must be retired. India is facing something even much more alarming: multi-front insecurity. China is usurping all the countries surrounding India by way of military and economic assistance. To counter this strategy , Tejas MK1a and other military hardware has to find its...
by SiddharthS
29 Nov 2017 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275924

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

This should be the IAF's future force structure : 2030          43 sq                                           no.of sq Tejas mk1               40           2.2 Tejas mk1a            126          7            2020-25      25 per year Tejas mk2              150          8.3            2025-30       ...
by SiddharthS
27 Nov 2017 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kashi wrote:Rafales being white elephants.


Have much to say about that but will restrict myself.
Isn't it obvious, the thing costs €138.9 or $165.75 million - that is the price of three SU-30MKIs.

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2017/11/ ... -cost.html
by SiddharthS
26 Nov 2017 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

No more white elephant Rafales please , it's going to be the worst decision IAF/GOI made in the 21st century unless of course it goes for the SEF. One hopes that the opposition keeps on harping about the Rafales so that the next round of import gets halted , giving GOI pause before going for the SE...
by SiddharthS
26 Nov 2017 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

No more white elephant Rafales please , it's going to be the worst decision IAF/GOI made in the 21st century unless of course it goes for the SEF. One hopes that the opposition keeps on harping about the Rafales so that the next round of import gets halted , giving GOI pause before going for the SEF...
by SiddharthS
25 Nov 2017 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There is some unclarity about the threats India faces. India does not have an existintial threat (barring the AI explosion), nuclear weopans have parried that. So it's not going to fight the war of existence but the war of dominance. And to fight the war of dominance you need two things: economic mu...
by SiddharthS
25 Nov 2017 03:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Can't say I agree with this method of development though. It could lead to the product developer just creating some junk and the forces being forced to buy them. Instead, let DRDO/ADA/HAL layout whatever features each block will have, get preapproved orders, and as long as those criteria are met th...
by SiddharthS
23 Nov 2017 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

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 growth of Indian MIC By giving very hig...
by SiddharthS
22 Nov 2017 04:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478386

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

the nation's security is paramount . Tejas and beyond: How short the IAF is of fighters, what options it has now Fully agree with that. By importing weapons Indian institutions have jeopardized nation's security. There is no appreciation of iterative development in the Army and Air Force , every eq...
by SiddharthS
21 Nov 2017 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3506

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Here's a scenario: AI proliferates and mutates for 5 years or so and, one of the mutations becomes self-aware on a laptop of a hacker permanently linked to VPNs and P2P networks. As part of its constant autonomy enhancement activity, it then decides that it's top priority is to protect itself from ...

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