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by fanne
15 Dec 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

But weren't 99 or so f404 already ordered? Many many years ago. Or that also has to go through RFP,RFA,rfb,rfc...SEMIFINAL 1 ,SEMIFANAL2, FINAL 1, FINAL 2 FINAL 3 THEN FINALLY (FINAL N) THE ORDER IS PLACED.
by fanne
15 Dec 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3247
Views: 531693

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China has to travel 2000 km to come to border to fight. The land is the highest platue and a desert. It cannot sustain high population and because of high altitude, mainland Chinese have to adopt to this environment. The roads near the border (at least 100 KM on each side, more on ours) are mountain...
by fanne
15 Dec 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

On Meteor, the most potent A-A missile right now, very very costly, is not in service with IAF. It will be with IAF once we receive Rafale. Now that potent missile is not in service with upgraded Mirage 2000 (our next most potent fighter along with SU30MKI) which is a French plane (apparently it has...
by fanne
15 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

wow controversy out of nothing. When A shooklaw is here again at BR, please remind me.... We are better off with Derby (and Derby ER), order and hold it in larger number (lower cost). We will further integrate our Astra to 2052 (unlike the French offer where they will not allow anything non-French, ...
by fanne
15 Dec 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

in the RS TV interview, the good air marshal bring the point of source code and integration. I am surprised, it took HAL this long to issue radar of 83 LCAs. That means, 83 LCA manufacturing start is some years away. So much for 16 planes per year capability. I hope the 83 are constructed @16/year r...
by fanne
14 Dec 2018 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

guys aren't we in uncharted territory here. I don't want to know any confidential info unless it is common snese and obvious.
by fanne
14 Dec 2018 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

How would the interface allow close loop? The missile physically disassociate from the interface once it is fired (of course the first integration point is the interface that we have for 30mki and gotten for Rafael and trick it for Mirage2000). Now for mid course, the wireless communication between ...
by fanne
12 Dec 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

Astra is a BVR missile. It has to be guided by the plane's radar until the terminal phase (where it's radar takes over). That is why it is tricky. Either we have to provide source code (or some code) or ELTA for the integration, most likely we will compromise (what is new). That's why almost all pla...
by fanne
21 Nov 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3247
Views: 531693

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

is there authorative public material on impact of altitude and temp on air bases?
by fanne
21 Nov 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3247
Views: 531693

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

But the point about air bases (in tunnels, under mountain) is well taken. We need at least 1 dozen to two, to stage attack. PLAAF will use missiles to knock these out.
by fanne
21 Nov 2018 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3247
Views: 531693

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

we don't have good DPSA over Tibet (Jags cannot prowl at that height, SU30MKI and Mirages can but there are only so many of them). Does Jag reengine help there? If it only makes it faster over what it can do already (and not extra that we need), is there a need for expansive Jag re-engine?
by fanne
21 Nov 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3247
Views: 531693

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Also how will they overcome high altitude. They have some dry river beds made because of deep George’s, but that is only deep few 1000 feet’s. They have to be deep enough to avoid love from iaf. Not easy but not impossible. We need some 25 sq 500 planes just for plaaf. These have to be high gen and ...
by fanne
18 Nov 2018 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Don't be afraid, no fear of failure....there is going to be no failure. Fight as long as it takes...
by fanne
18 Nov 2018 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin Bhai - In simplistic term so I see this, Now that the BJP has fought along my side (and I think the battle is won while they are up to making a war here),let me back stab them?
by fanne
06 Nov 2018 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Congrats to all Lungi Bros!! at least for this round. May Lord Ayyappa help you in all future fights
by fanne
05 Nov 2018 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

what is the place to get the latest news on Sabarimala (so that I cannot sleep again today). Please have that in English/Hindi (unfortunately that is how far my literacy goes).
TIA
by fanne
05 Nov 2018 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Suddenly the BJP govt looks like it is not a party of Hindus but it is playing with Hindu politics. Harshvardhan is all gleeful with 2 hour only cracker ban on Diwali and has gone motormouth. The police there under central control is going around arresting kids/parents who are bursting cracker, I ga...
by fanne
03 Nov 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

Even though the end result is same I am appalled at the reason that HAL is giving for the new line- to keep its soon to be idle workforce engaged (or still better to not loose skill). It is not that it’s primary customer or the country is severely down on numbers and want to meet that requirement, o...
by fanne
02 Nov 2018 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

if you google, 2032 is going for 2.5 to 3 mil ($). That puts at 20-22 pieces. 20 for SQ and 2 for trial? (But we have some pieces)
by fanne
23 Oct 2018 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I am not privy to any info on ground (just adding some 2 + 2). I will let the locals comment. The rot maybe deep, but they were all the way in this one. The silence from center was/is eerie. If indeed it was missed by everyone by the RW ecosystem, I would say this is their first big mistake in the l...
by fanne
23 Oct 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The other information that is getting missed is, the silent organizer (and done brilliantly) of all this unrest has been RSS, just as the IAC (India against corruption) movement was initiated, sustained and successfully completed by them (they allowed all streams to pour in Anna Hazare, Fordriwal et...
by fanne
23 Oct 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

What is there to change in Sabarimala? Is there a discrimination against women? No women (or girls) ages below 10 and above 50 perform the pilgrimage Is lord Ayyappa against women? - no, his numerous other temple where he is a grihasta/child - women of ALL AGES go in for darshan. Here at Sabarimala,...
by fanne
23 Oct 2018 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Now that the Sabarimala episode has passed (for now), thanks to Mallus (Nari shakti + Nar Shakti) and assorted other devotees, let me take a stock of the political situation. (And I am a bellwether person - I have always scored perfect neutral in many different types of tests - Myers-Briggs, AVA, ET...
by fanne
23 Oct 2018 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608954

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

How about this, a super gun (likes of Gun of Navarone, though lesser caliber) that can fire PRECISOULY at 90 KM or 120 KM, placed say 45 KM inside border (reverse slope, in caves etc. and all that), in AP, Sikkim and JK can plummet any PLA or TSPAF movement (which will be against restricted mountain...
by fanne
19 Oct 2018 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

One more person goes on ignore list!!
by fanne
19 Oct 2018 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There is only one word for these people - Hindu haters and no wonder they belong to certain religion or political party or ideology...and this is no secret. What is sad is all the maculates Hindu do not have the courage to stand up to the injustice even in intellectual arguments. Someone is worried ...
by fanne
19 Oct 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1581
Views: 227376

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

Yaar, can someone teach something new to RG. He learns by Rot, one time he learned answers to all questions as Women empowerment, now it is Rafale me chori, when repeatedly being proven otherwise. I know he is slow ...how long did the women empowerment thing last till he learned something new?
by fanne
18 Oct 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

And one big difference while POTUS there stood with dharma (all are equal), here the SC and KL govt is standing with Adharma (I will insult and trample your faith because my fake feminism is much more sacred that $hit you believe in). It was ordered by a group of nepotistic judges, who are far remov...
by fanne
18 Oct 2018 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

LCA body is composite so it will look shiny. The next step in evaluation for HAL is simple, make all parts to precision so that they can be effortlessly interchanged between planes. Jags, one part cannot fit the other )for many parts), in this age of precision manufacturing (even if low volume), thi...
by fanne
18 Oct 2018 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It is like saying, hey I have to breathe/think/my heart has to beat/blood has to flow every second I have to be alive, how long will I have to do it? Or I have to look out against anti-national everyday for the country to be free, how long? or A soldier on the border says I have to be guard at all t...
by fanne
18 Oct 2018 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103749

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Nope, I think in the end the Dharma will win (and it must). As of now all the 6 women (or so) or so that have tried to go are all atheist (as per their own declaration), few are not Hindus (in fact a different religion lady declared that she found love for Ayyappa today). It is more to insult and hu...
by fanne
23 Sep 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1581
Views: 227376

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

Sorry, the truth does not lie in the middle. There is no corruption. Congress wants to pin 1 on Modi and sees a chance in the clause that forbids India to open the terms of the contract. They are alleging corruption, in an assumption that Modi/goi is bond by contract to not reveal the detail and hen...
by fanne
17 Sep 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 607408

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

And a certain judge who passed that verdict
by fanne
17 Sep 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

Chicken -egg applies to lca supply chain. While Hal has the fund, most parts are produced by private players and because of lack of confirmed orders, they may not willing to scale up.That may explain the slow rate?
by fanne
16 Sep 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

12 LCA in 2018 may not happen. It is until March 2019 - 6 more months, I don't see 10 more planes coming. Something is wrong somewhere...I don't see additional 6 planes coming to take the number to 8 (the capacity of the original, already sanctioned line). Counterpoint (TOTAL SPECULATION) - This may...
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3028
Views: 631579

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

@singha - We have 272 (-8) SU30MKI to refuel them. Even Mig 29 have buddy refueling. More Midas or whatever is good, but we are covered. Let's look at the use case, the plane takes off with max fuel and load (one can argue, less fuel and more load, but none of these planes are limited by fuel load t...
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 07:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4776
Views: 353039

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

the table is very unindian to say the least
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1581
Views: 227376

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

Btw for people who do not know, in a different forum there is a political thread - one can perhaps open a thread there - Mudi sud resign. Perhaps that is a better place?
by fanne
09 Sep 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1581
Views: 227376

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

Thanks Srutayus for a great reply. This post should go into the FAQ.

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