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by Haridas
29 Mar 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202910

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

Those are different aircraft designed to different requirements. Lockheed had the opportunity to propose a new F-16 based designed for different requirements (more range, and more payload) and on both (F-16 XL and F-16 U) occasions they addressed the internal fuel. You build an aircraft to the requ...
by Haridas
20 Mar 2020 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332874

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Where has UB disappeared ? He always had the latest info but I don't see him posting anymore. Hope he is all well and tending to his yaks. He is unable to log in, even after few days of ban .... ideas that are uncomfortable/critical/unconventional serve national interest, Admins should do some intr...
by Haridas
28 Feb 2020 22:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR medical topics corner.
Replies: 55
Views: 4489

Re: BR medical topics corner. Homeopathy and surgical technologies

There is no rational explanation, but I have multiple instances for Homoeopathy working. 1. My brother-in-law had virtiligo (white patches on skin). Tried modern medicine for some time. No use. Homoeopathy completely cured it in a few months. 2. My mother started cataract in her eyes. Homoeopathic ...
by Haridas
25 Feb 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180739

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I am highly skeptical they can pull it off, I think France managed to fleece another military 10 billion for 4 Scorpene and Brazil is spending 7 billion for their first SSN. So they are hardly saving any money doing this approach and smaller SSN greatly cripples its operational ability as French fo...
by Haridas
23 Feb 2020 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2598
Views: 352400

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1231473640165736448?s=19 Tweet by @SpokespersonIndianNavy FLASH. Today morning at around 1030h a Mig 29k aircraft on a routine training sortie crashed off Goa. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered. An enquiry to investigate the inciden...
by Haridas
23 Feb 2020 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332874

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

From a discussion group Everything that was called as CT were proven truth starting from Malegaon, purohit, 26/11, Mrs.Tharoor was just escort lady and now this Corono virus too. I would ask Forum elders to stop shutting discussion by labeling CT at first sign of dissonance. Forum did a disservice ...
by Haridas
17 Feb 2020 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948539

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

And did you see the insane solar power 3200 Watt of RESOURCESAT-3S/SA? Indicates what is coming into the craft. 8) Building 2 PetaFLOP Supercomputer with non blocking interconnect. haridas ji is it too much to ask for what does that mean..the large no. indicates, which is out of pattern from previo...
by Haridas
17 Feb 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202910

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1229198693615583232?s=21 —-> Suggest New Name for Mk-2 . ADA Boss explains genesis of Tejas Mk-2 (MWF) - "A new Name is being thought of. As 83 more LCAs being produced, we don't need MiG-21 replacement any more. So, MWF is a Mirage-2000 replacement. Design co...
by Haridas
17 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948539

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

Back in 1983 took a class on Satellite communication in the final year.
What a journey for Bharatiya Antariksha Anusandhaan Sansthaan from there to today !

Jai Bharat !
by Haridas
17 Feb 2020 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948539

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

ISRO's annual report is out, somewhat early. Unfortunately, I cannot say that there are many nuggets this time :( Apart from major details about the IRNSS and Navic. See if you agree, hope I'm wrong! https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/flipping_book/annual_report_2019-20_english/index.html ...
by Haridas
14 Feb 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

^^^ bcoz per our line we hit non-military targets ONLEEE. Mil tgts were collateral damage onlee ....
by Haridas
14 Feb 2020 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

I thought we struck the same building in Balakot thrice.. The ACM says 3 buildings were struck. Joe sameer's OSINT analysis also pointed out 3 holes on the building.. what am I missing? Can someone kindly clarify? TIA No one asked ACM on the other targets that indian press release said were hit by ...
by Haridas
11 Feb 2020 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel is a 3D radar used to alert and queue Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) ... I think of these 5 units, 3x are to protect important buildings in Indraprastha (say 2 primary & one on standby or servicing) ) and 2x when PM/HM is travelling across country where there is a threat of...
by Haridas
09 Feb 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Based on the above analysis, the following characteristics of the missile emerge. It is a three stage missile with a diameter of 1.4 m and a length of nearly 13.2 m . The first two stages cumulatively weigh around 17.2 tonnes (t) carrying 16.7 t of fuel . The PDV-derived third stage which includes ...
by Haridas
09 Feb 2020 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Regarding Prahaar being ergonomic :- Perhaps it is meant to convey that it is much more ergonomical than bulkier Prithvi and easier to manage once canisterized. Ergonomic is like ergonomic access to various LCA panels. Missile also requires periodic human checks, so ergonomics is important. Imagine...
by Haridas
05 Feb 2020 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The stage weights seem to be correct for the dimensions. Even if one approaches them from the K4 direction, one reaches very similar numbers. Your stage 1 is essentially the Agni IV stage 2 in terms of dimensions. So atleast they know how to build the casing with woven composite filaments. So that ...
by Haridas
04 Feb 2020 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Replacement for every missile from Prithvi to Agni IV is in the works: shorter, stouter, optimized, canisterized and more accurate. We know about Prahaar, Pralay, Shaurya, K4 derivative. I will not be surprised that there is a 2 stage missile with a 1 mtr diameter and 12 mtr height weighing around ...
by Haridas
04 Feb 2020 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I could be wrong. From some previous calculations. They were packing about 16.5 tons of fuel into he two stages of K4 . 1 stage dimension without nozzle is 5.5mtrs X 1.4 mtrs and 2nd stage dimension without nozzle is 1.4 mtr X 1.4 mtr. You want me to consider fuel weight as 16.5T or (AUW -payload w...
by Haridas
02 Feb 2020 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 47
Views: 5694

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1621691/business-economy [But industry watchers claim that fulfilling the increased demand left by market leader Huawei may not be straightforward. Huawei is widely seen as providing the most advanced 5G for the super-fast data transfers, necessary for self-driving car...
by Haridas
31 Jan 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

.. We know about Prahaar, Pralay, Shaurya, K4 derivative. I will not be surprised that there is a 2 stage missile with a 1 mtr diameter and 12 mtr height weighing around 12 tons with a range of 2000 km with 1 ton payload. I doubt that much fuel on that small volume. With 1.3m dia instead, all that ...
by Haridas
31 Jan 2020 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sudeepj wrote:Haridas ji, will a single SSBN with long range missiles stationed in the BoB be able to cover both Pak and China?

Yes.

Will we fire over the Indian landmass if we need to?
yes. Multiple level of interlock prevents wrong delivery
by Haridas
28 Jan 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ for Porkistan Shaurya is enough with all range of fury yield.
by Haridas
28 Jan 2020 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664634

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

Comparing Gripen display seems like a nonquestion to me , we are continuously evolving, at most, it will be a point-in-time comparison, which would be invalid in a few months. Plus a sortie or two during eval vs flying a platform for 250 hours present two different opinions. Not really, IAF honchos...
by Haridas
27 Jan 2020 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not much about politics as far i understood., but trying to understand each others views, contentious topics might be hammered out if the bureaucracy of both countries cannot handle a solution., after all the buck stops with them. Its *always* good ( or should i say vital ) that a nation should hav...
by Haridas
27 Jan 2020 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 6230

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

What I found notable is the PM was received by Raksha mantri followed by Raksha rajya mantri, then CDS, followed by service chiefs and in the end Raksha Sachiv (IAS). IIRC previously for many years Raksha sachiv (IAS) will greet before service chiefs; now he (IAS) is at end of line, exactly as per G...
by Haridas
26 Jan 2020 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38809

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1221104381220683782 ---> Little things that matter Big time. Hot refueling HTT-40. No other trainers possess. Continuous operations throughout the day. Only 1xTRS over 8-10 sorties during the day. Imagine graduating dozens of additional pilots every year with this ...
by Haridas
26 Jan 2020 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948539

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

ISRO is trying to stick to more or less the mission profile of CY-2. So, they will depend of this propulsion module for for orbit raising and LOI. The propulsion module will basically be a space tug, with LAM, propellant tanks. For those who still remember the planned PAM (Payload Assist Module) fo...
by Haridas
26 Jan 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664634

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

Radome design is 'black art'. We had done some work on one for a satcom terminal, which did not have beam direction criticality, and that itself was terrible. We are currently proposing one for an airborne weather radar, which is orders of magnitude tougher.. I am setting up a new anachoic and desi...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405446

Re: Deterrence

If only someone can get the proper context of Tesse Thomas statement. This from Hindu talks abt Agni 4, not Agni 3. I guess you are right , Saar. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/missile-woman-urges-her-fraternity-to-fly-high/article17443613.ece/amp/ Reporting context is clear here...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405446

Re: Deterrence

In any case coming back to the original argument the long range Indian missiles have a range and the lower range is stated e.g. there is no official report that Agni 5 is anything but 5000 kms missile but Chinese sources have stated that it is 5000-8000 kms range. Becoz Chinese don't look for credi...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

as per the highly irritated chinese, Indian delivery systems are already capable of 8-10,000 KM plus. Unable to quote sources now but I have at times seen peeved comments by chinese guys on the net, on and off. They generally get agitated whenever India goes in for long range tests.. Multiple credi...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Haridasji, 1) Why the silence on MIRvs being tested with the K-4 if it has indeed been tested with MIRVs and other powers know of it ? 2) Has some way been found to render the corrected 1998 TN credible without testing? Only that would allow for many petals on the K-4. Some alternatives presented h...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sir I am enjoying the success. But I always felt need to have longe range SLBM. There are my countries that may want a regime change in India, till now their actions are covert, having longe range SLBM can help keep it covert. Weapons alone don't protect a cpuntry, having balls to use to use all me...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ sir live in the present & take some time to enjoy the fantastic milestone after 30 years of effort. We are in much better shape than most can imagine. Deterrence is credible to those who matter. As for even more, i suggest spread your legs within confines of the blanket (poor translation of h...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405446

Re: Deterrence

I also remember that reduction in weight was mentioned in the wiki page on A3 sometime back and has since then disappeared for unknown reasons. Unrelated but I am the initial / original author of Wiki pages for Agni missile including Agni3. I assigned much of my copyrighted Agni pages that were ear...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405446

Re: Deterrence

I am absolutely sure that the Tesse Thomas interview context was wrongly reported becuase it is impossible physics to keep same A3 performace by reducing A3 vehicle weight from 48 tonnes to 22 tonnes using any type of exotic solid fuel or casing material. Unless of course the A3 in the first place w...
by Haridas
25 Jan 2020 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713323

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ramana wrote:Congrats IN.

Full spectrum, full range deterrence.

A dream since 1968 finally achieved.
As laid out in Haksar memo

Thanks NaMo for realizing it.

Absolutely. Very joyful knowing about this test.
India has reached full deterrence ....
by Haridas
24 Jan 2020 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405446

Re: Deterrence

You should find it in their archives if it is available. It has been a few years. I have been drdo watcher for many years, and do not recall any report with specific info stating range-payload and the mass of vehicle of new rocket versus A3. I am willing to learn. Please enlighten us with such supp...

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