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by Haridas
13 Sep 2020 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397817

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Whether they try to supply from the south of Ladakh (i.e. through Tibet) or from the north (through Xinjiang), it ultimately boils down to one road: G219. This is mostly just a single-lane road and (in Aksai Chin) mostly an unmetalled dirt track AFAIK. Destruction of the road especially in hilly ar...
by Haridas
09 Aug 2020 08:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623697

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Speaking to an AEB examiner in 1985 who at some tenure was instructor at AF Academy Dundigal, he said "we want cadets that can learn and adapt reasonably quickly (w.r.t the decision to pass/fail trainee pilots). Other wise learning flying the plane is so easy that given enough time we can even ...
by Haridas
01 Aug 2020 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214643

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

There is a media report with v.ambitious timelines for the AMCA,going to flyby 2024,etc.,etc. ,arriving in service by 2030 whatever.However ,afact mentioned in the report apart fromthf engine nov yet decided upon ( how then these fancy timelines?) was that the internal weapons bay was too smallfor ...
by Haridas
26 Jul 2020 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334977

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Does anyone know the exact specs of the F-15EX? In terms of empty weight, thrust, payload, internal fuel, sensors etc.? Payload is 13.5 tons iirc, Airframe has 20,000 hours of life. Engines are also very durable not like MKI conking out at 700 hrs. So payload is phenomenal MKI having 8 ton this EX ...
by Haridas
24 Jul 2020 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689934

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

I wonder what is the target which requires a super expensive gold platted air dropped A2G at 100-200KM? Given the low numbers been bought, hope those targets are worth hitting. The french have been hitting Libyan tanks at 55KM with this uber weapon. Why is it better than a 200KM desi BM, which is p...
by Haridas
23 Jun 2020 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I really hope our side is thinking of being pre-emptive & not just waiting for them to gather on their side of Akashi Chin in a enough numbers to overwhelm us. I don't know what "Aksai Chin" means but can we change the name to something like "Aatish-e-Hind?" Well just call i...
by Haridas
21 Jun 2020 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023091

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Anyone knows what Aurn_S (Arun Vishwakarma) is upto these days. For years I missed his analysis. Remember the hot discussions on the TNE being the contention. It would be great to have him back. Mujhey yaad kiya aapnay? My missile and space pages that I withdrew from BR stay under wrap. If someone ...
by Haridas
01 Jun 2020 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084112

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

LCA Tejas configuration - Max range 2000Km Interesting 2000Km range with this payload. Not headline grabbing Ferry range. With lighter 2 BVR AAM instead of the Bombs, it will be even greater. So how is max range different from ferry range? Ferry range definition is unambiguous w.r.t the configurati...
by Haridas
01 Jun 2020 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084112

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

OT but it was disappointing to see the MKI line come to a close - they should have ordered at least another 24 or so, just for attrition and replacements for when the midlife upgrade happens. Don't be taken by teh syndrome that when your toolk kit only has a hammer all problem look like nail. SU30 ...
by Haridas
01 Jun 2020 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742214

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Courtesy https://swarajyamag.com/defence/a-phenomenal-pokhran-mission-from-site-selection-to-shaft-sinking Pokhran-II: From Site Selection To Shaft Sinking—A First-Hand Account Of How 113 Engineer Regiment Made 1998 Nuclear Tests Possible by Major General Mrinal Suman .... According to the informat...
by Haridas
28 Apr 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084112

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

There are no PS involved. Your eyes are playing tricks. 8) Nothing is viewable through the rudder. The vortex contrail that you are referring to is from the starboard wingtip. It lies in front of the rudder. The contrail from the port side wingtip can also be seen just behind the engine nozzle. Not...
by Haridas
21 Apr 2020 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319110

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^ indian AHWR is like PhD project report of 55 year old Kanahiya Kumar of JNU in pipeline and awaiting submittal (hopefully before he hits the bucket). Just bury it and release funds for somthing tangible/meaningful . Civilian nuclear energy program is a farce imho. Funny to see time frozen in 300 ...
by Haridas
20 Apr 2020 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214643

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

a forward But Chatterji should've taken his suitcase and left it at the Delhi tarmac! That would be fair no? He did take his crates of rum. :D :rotfl: I would ask my dad if he remembers Chatterjee, he was examiner at AEB for 10 years (AEB had HS748 and Dakota for movement) and prior to that instruc...
by Haridas
07 Apr 2020 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55294

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

^^^ Why unless extraordinarily inexpensive maybe? Every rupee should be spent on the local product when it is available as an option. What can the MiG-29 do that Tejas can't? What Tejas can't do ==> 20 Mig29 can take to sky in a year. During that time Tejas can play in the womb of mother HAL. As my...
by Haridas
06 Apr 2020 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387559

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^ care to explain " FL same as ft" ?
by Haridas
06 Apr 2020 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023091

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This question is for the seniors here; How does the Home-on-Jammer (HOJ) mode of modern missiles actually work? .... Missiles with active seeker typically uses X or K band antenna array at launch or after launch. When enemy counter measure uses Jammer to degrade the seeker SNR (Signal to noise rati...
by Haridas
04 Apr 2020 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387559

Re: Military Flight Safety

Agra: IAF transport plane makes emergency landing after engine catches fire AGRA: An AVRO HS 748 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force made an emergency landing at Agra’s Kheria airbase after one of its engines caught fire. The incident took place on March 31 during a practice sortie. Accordin...
by Haridas
04 Apr 2020 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023091

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This question is for the seniors here; How does the Home-on-Jammer (HOJ) mode of modern missiles actually work? Why didn't the our aircraft use it on 27th Feb? Does Astra come with this mode too? Reminds me of talks I gave to my final year classmates in 1983 on Electronic-warfare , all of them were...
by Haridas
29 Mar 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281200

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: 7694
Views: 834120

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: 59
Views: 6596

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: 1085
Views: 216397

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: 2622
Views: 387559

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: 7694
Views: 834120

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: 4361
Views: 1046133

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: 924
Views: 281200

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: 4361
Views: 1046133

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: 4361
Views: 1046133

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: 3969
Views: 755165

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: 3969
Views: 755165

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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: 126
Views: 19209

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: 3644
Views: 1023091

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 ...

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