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by SiddharthS
23 Jan 2018 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531611

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: 3845
Views: 531611

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: 19
Views: 783

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: 1168
Views: 189219

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: 1168
Views: 189219

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

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: 52
Views: 2489

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 ...
by SiddharthS
20 Nov 2017 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I will reiterate my call here. "IAF will buy as many Tejas as HAL can build over a big number of marks, blocks, upgrades and whatnot. The basic airframe/engine combination will not change". 1.The problem is that HAL will calibrate its production output (supply) according to the order plac...
by SiddharthS
18 Nov 2017 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Anyone who is following the strides that have been taken by the artificial intelligence would not be so relax about it.
By the way,people were also pessimistic about the vertical landing of rocket.
This is not confined to the size ,the core of the technology is AI.
by SiddharthS
18 Nov 2017 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bharat Karnad has talked about swarm drones earlier and when he said " IN THIRTY YEARS MANNED COMBAT AIRCRAFT WILL BE FULLY EXTINCT " ,it seems he was talking about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipTO_7mUOw This is just the beginning ,in t...
by SiddharthS
11 Oct 2017 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

How dare DRDO ask money for the R%D ,when thousands of crore are being put to good use in Ayush ministry and ad budget of GOI
by SiddharthS
09 Oct 2017 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410616

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It seems IAF's thirst for the imported SE fighter has been quenched, DM seems to not have resisted the demands ,or even worse, assured the imports. Fear of Tejas completely taking over SE category ,it seems, has been subsided, hence the positive attitude towards an aircraft,they know, that would not...
by SiddharthS
11 Sep 2017 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

There is no such a thing as getting self-sufficient in the long term all the while keeping the import tap open. Chinese understood this that's why they pursued the short and mid term strategy of keeping ones head down (under the nuclear umbrella) and making do with what you can make ,iteratively im...
by SiddharthS
11 Sep 2017 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

There is no such a thing as getting self-sufficient in the long term all the while keeping the import tap open. Chinese understood this that's why they pursued the short and mid term strategy of keeping ones head down (under the nuclear umbrella) and making do with what you can make ,iteratively imp...
by SiddharthS
11 Sep 2017 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Yes, it's well rehearsed and well oiled import cycle.
by SiddharthS
10 Sep 2017 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

That is akin to dumping . If one thinks that the "project" will come to fruition with parallel imports caution must be advised, with navy's limited budget prospects are bleak. Once navy gets the taste of Hornet or Rafale there is no going back to the measly single engine. Once you go impor...
by SiddharthS
10 Sep 2017 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

If it's not classified ,in any case they are dumping the project ,might as well do the breakup properly.
by SiddharthS
09 Sep 2017 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

It'd have been better if the minutes of the meeting were made available, detailing who was for and against the aircraft and for what reasons,surely ADA and DRDO must have been for the aircraft but what was navy's position, was it for or against or in between like tentative support without any future...
by SiddharthS
08 Sep 2017 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The conjecture is that navy's resolve to stand behind NLCA was diluted by the bad blood.

AFAIK Bharat karnad is not a technical expert but a strategic thinker/analyst , so he's bound to get technical aspects wrong but anyone who has read his books can not count him out .
by SiddharthS
08 Sep 2017 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

cm, what you called "compromises" are shortcomings of the first iteration, and they will exist no matter when the navy decides to field indigenous carrier fighter, being able to operate with the specs indranil mentioned is a success for an aircraft in its first iteration, the only thing th...
by SiddharthS
08 Sep 2017 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Iterations have to demonstrate new directions. Doing the same thing repeatedly doesn't give you different results. Each iteration consist of Research-Development-Testing . Improving iteratively and inducting after each iteration is the way forward. That's how Dhruv mk 1 to mk 3 became Rudra and ult...
by SiddharthS
08 Sep 2017 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 82632

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

That's how the iterative development is done .India cannot and will not get the Naval aircraft right in the first iteration ,it'll have many shortcomings, the key is persistence .At least three iteration will be required to get to the reasonable level. For that navy must have patience and persistenc...

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