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by fanne
20 Sep 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596530

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

My take on current deployment of Army on border with China is simple - The best months to fight in those areas are September and October. (NOV) Dec/Feb (March) will be too cold, snow etc. (after all it is Himalayas). After April to August it will be too hot and monsoon on western border. So these ar...
by fanne
20 Sep 2019 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 73917

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

or maturing LO through Aurora project, but yes, US already has 5th gen fighter, Russia is getting there and china is flying pseudo LO platforms (that will mature very fast). We don't have luxury of time on AMCA. To push the line against MWF, lets get 200-300 LCA mk1A (refueling will cover some short...
by fanne
20 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Vidur ji, with all due respect, I am not casting conspiracy theories. Perhaps, worded differently, if LCA still gets delayed (when intent is to get 83 of it from all the top people), please see the operating word if then, something is wrong and it must be looked into. 1)It could very well be acquisi...
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429486

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Were the lot from pre production run of 50? Does that also establish/proves the production set up? This one missile can make a huge difference in a future Feb 27 like scenario. Being new, countermeasures would be lacking and that unknown can give us a big edge. Please get it in numbers, and have few...
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13603

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

My biggest concern is that IAF will order only 21.5 aircraft in first lot and would expect 20 to be delivered in a year, then some other 17.5 followed by 23.3 aircrafts, ...towards the total order of say 120 aircrafts. This will never allow to scale up production. HTT-40 will fail if that happens, b...
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

why cant we buy EMB through third party? Same as direct in all intent, but to circumvent congress related bribery.
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

All stars are lined up - PM, RM, and the air chief for LCA. Even then it does not happen or is delayed, you know how deep the rot is. What forces are aligned against it. I would hope there is some house cleaning, whoever is deliberately stopping it
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Very good news for LCA -Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, currently Vice Chief Of Air Staff, will be the next Chief Of Air Staff, on 30 September 2019
by fanne
19 Sep 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709543

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

AVCM Bhaduria to be next Air chief (I was fully expecting this). LCA is in good hand. Finally the govt is rewarding people who have supported desi effort.
by fanne
15 Sep 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76714

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

My thought exactly, a broken cable (which is few inches thick steel cable) whiplash would have cut most of these gents in half within blink of an eye)
by fanne
13 Sep 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13603

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

How about using uav that can be airborne for 24 hours, or even ucav- to squat occasional confirmed infiltration.
Lot cheaper, better and we are making few of them.
by fanne
13 Sep 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Or have some private co buy it and lease it to DRDO who can sublease it to services. Might sound far fetched, but still better than doing nothing. That could be the way out. Maybe Bharat Forge or someone, buy 4-5 Embraer plane, lease to DRDO and that in fact lease to IAF. That way we have a way aro...
by fanne
12 Sep 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214845

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The handle that announced Chand Rayan in one piece is not official. The only thing Isro has said is that they have thermal image
by fanne
08 Sep 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214845

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

@ 30 cm resolution, I think they can see anything/everything on the lander.
by fanne
07 Sep 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214845

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

It has been reported many times that ISRO/DRDO when they test things, they don't go piecemeal, they test to the end. If they are testing just the rocket engine for say a A/A missile, they would also put some active/passive guidance and go all the way to hit the target (and not just test the engine, ...
by fanne
07 Sep 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

why cant we go back to doing in AFg what we did before 2011. We did not have a standing army there, but enough 'advisors' and supporters in Northern Alliance to keep tsp busy. That time west was still aligned with TSP (yes shri clinton ji had fires some cruise missile at the goat shed)... There is a...
by fanne
07 Sep 2019 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429486

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

why the order for indigenous system is always so less...are they proofing the manufacturing process - The missile was anyway tested and passed. Will the 100 go another round of testing before bulk order is given or there is no plan B and 100 is the bulk order?
by fanne
06 Sep 2019 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214845

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

watch for Sooraj post in this very thread and this very page. The live link is on standby
by fanne
06 Sep 2019 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

bad bad idea to go to afg
by fanne
06 Sep 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The reason why establishment (or the BJP to be more precise) is not pushing hard and fast for LCA could be that they have to override DPP, and may be wary that down the line, when congress pasand party comes to power, they will open that case and with a compliant Judiciary put them in jail. Else not...
by fanne
05 Sep 2019 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234373

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From internet, these are air worthy and will be quite a handful in attack role. At least it gives TSP more air frames and us the nuisance that comes with it. We should also go second hand for Mirage 2000 and Mig 29s
by fanne
05 Sep 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Why is LCA costing high. I would assume two most important reasons - 1) Recover invested amount by HAL etc 2) Separate (and duplicate, bur for the right reason) manufacturing/assembly line at the private player (they are baking that cost in the 83 LCA) For 1, didn't GOI/IAF pay HAL in the past. Even...
by fanne
05 Sep 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8504

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I guess we have a huge disconnect. We can absolutely never be at a tactical/strategic disadvantage so that indigenous effort can catch up. What if you loose the war and territory? These are not coming back even if you catch up at a later date. We are many times stronger than AF, BD today but cannot ...
by fanne
04 Sep 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33513

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Htt 40 has done 5 spin test successfully, requirement is of 6 spins, due in few days
by fanne
04 Sep 2019 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

My take on why we are restricting SU30MKI to its current numbers (that is not to say few maybe acquired for say to retire Jaguars) 1. We already have enough (272). What 272 cannot do perhaps 350 will also be not able to do 2.All eggs in one basket (or major eggs in one basket aircraft wise; and coun...
by fanne
03 Sep 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490644

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Mig 21 was actually born for this role (i.e. interceptor - not a fighter, not a bomber, not a multi-role, though we have made one in the Bison). Presented with a perfect opportunity, it took off fast, accelerated to M1-M2, intercepted a superior multi-role F-16 (albeit perhaps configured as bomber o...
by fanne
29 Aug 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220844

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not only know, punish if you know (not prove) without doubt that these guys were playing games or acting against current GOI for some other out of power politician/bureaucrat/ or a foreign interest. These guys tend to be criminals, get them for other easily provable crime and put them in. Remember t...
by fanne
27 Aug 2019 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

My best guess is 114 Rafale. It is a very costly buy for us. But if we are, buying 114 F-35 will give us dominance in west and north for some 30 years and price maybe same.
by fanne
26 Aug 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490644

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Yup 006 was the one shot down. It turned from 2 seater to 1 in official tsp publication. (For two seater they had to announce the other name - the pilot lynched). Here are some other possibilities 1. It is some other tail number, they are obviously hyping it and at an appropriate time will show off ...
by fanne
25 Aug 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

AIM is no security expert (even after claims to contrary). From public info he is wrong. Unless he has some IAF (ex or current, feeding him some genuine info). The only -ve mark that I have heard on SU30MKI is that it has low availability.
by fanne
25 Aug 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914786

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Adour 871 (for Hawk, not Jags) - is the current LPT - SC or DS (from RR that is?)? Are we upping it to SC blade? (Maybe to get experience). Same Q as Gyan, why the tender. It is not that Abdul has this technology in his Garage, most likely 1-2 shops (Karaput? or some DRDO lab - MDNL?) has that techn...
by fanne
25 Aug 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914786

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

in English please
by fanne
25 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Thank you for your thoughts. Re the services angle, the main issue is that they are not decision makers and have virtually no financial powers. The majority of the problem lies with us in the ministry. Let me give you an example - I won't take the name of the system but a private sector player crea...
by fanne
24 Aug 2019 19:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

Bhagwan inhe sadgathi Pradan Kare!!
If I may add 370 is his achievement and brainchild
by fanne
24 Aug 2019 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220844

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Om shanti to Arun Jatley ji!!
If I can tell he was the one that made 370 abrogation possible and many more!! Someday it will be revealed. I was one of the fools to doubt him but he surely deserves Bharat Ratna
by fanne
23 Aug 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709543

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

Wasn't that last year deal. The 32 Jags per rumor are not fly away units but used for spares (it would be good if we can fly them). The 2 M2K are flyaway and per rumor they will get upgraded to 2000i standards.
by fanne
23 Aug 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Khalsa sir it is not off topic. That is how this game has been played, for IAF, production, cost etc. is off topic, for HAL tech edge, IAF preparedness is off topic, for MOD - technology, privatization, budget, finance is off topic, for treasury whole of forces need is off topic. Well there has to b...
by fanne
23 Aug 2019 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303138

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

How can we muck up developed project, the ones that are desperately needed by forces. The buck stops at MOD and by extension at Shri RS and Shri NM. They should appoint (IAS or not, forces people or not, politician or not) ONE person per product and make him responsible/accountable with all powers t...
by fanne
22 Aug 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

We should focus on moving from all Mig 21/27 - Almost 200 planes with a mix of - LCA/MWF, second hand Mig 29 (upged) and M2000 (upged). That way we move away from the generation of Mig 21/Mig 23/Mig 27 (TSPAF will still be flying Mirage3/5 and F-7 PG of that generation, not sure where to put JF-17)....
by fanne
22 Aug 2019 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490644

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Btw tsp official statement has shifted from one f-16 being 2 seater now to 1 seater. It has the tail number as well. I bet they have tried to erase all pictures on net that tail is 2 seater, I bet a cunning indu can still find it out. Why? Because if it is 1 seater, you do not have to talk about the...

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