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by Haridas
16 Aug 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 67
Views: 3090

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Sriman Atal Bihari Vajpayee ko shat shat pranaam aur Abhaar.
by Haridas
16 Aug 2018 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4629
Views: 270490

Re: Deterrence

There is an interview with Col. Kaushik on Republic TV on Pok-2 testing https://youtu.be/YcUNfOCZeXw Col. Kaushik on Republic TV says the atom bomb gave 15 kt as against expected 12 kt. Atom bomb is for aircraft delivered bum. Said the other smaller one is for missiles. (By small one he was imho no...
by Haridas
14 Aug 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

he strategic missile arsenal will be capped for the present with the Agni-V, with no successor or next series on the horizon or even on the drawing board Really, nothing even on the drawing board? Find it hard to believe Don't lose hope. My chaiwalla's daamad who is a paanwalla has been consistentl...
by Haridas
13 Aug 2018 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166408

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^ I like it.

Saran was sour grapes and unimpressive when I met him last at CPR Chanakya puri ~10 yrs ago.
by Haridas
13 Aug 2018 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166408

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^ to undo one amongst the 3 strategic errors.
by Haridas
13 Aug 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353718

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

There must be a permanent venue and BLR is the best as it is the HQ of Indian aerospace and IT.The south is getting shafted becos a non- BJP govt. is in power in the state I say a very absurd assertion. As an aside BLR logistic and organization is crap. It will take half a century to set up anythin...
by Haridas
13 Aug 2018 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353718

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Why Lucknow of all places? It could have been Hindon, Kalaikunda, Ambala, Chenna, Goa, Mumbai or any number of places. Why and how was Lucknow chosen? All of these other airport are active air bases with critical combat sqn. , where foreigners are not permitted. (mumbai airport not possible because...
by Haridas
11 Aug 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Haridas ji, no offense meant. The geriatric lady is sitting on a comfortable sofa while BrahMos CEO is sitting in his office chair. Even during gallantry awards investiture ceremony, the President's ceremonial chair at Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan is on the podium and higher than the recipient...
by Haridas
11 Aug 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/we-averted-a-possible-debacle-isro-chairman/article24660014.ece/amp/ We averted a possible debacle: ISRO chairman “There is ₹1,200 crore at stake as costs of the satellite and the launch, apart from India’s reputation. We cannot afford to take risks in such a h...
by Haridas
09 Aug 2018 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

WOW! This is really cool! https://twitter.com/BrahMosMissile/status/1026433378734825472 ---> Felt honoured and blessed to host Smt. Rasulan Bibi wife of Shahid Abdul Hamid, Param Vir Chakra awardee, whose grandson is serving the nation through BrahMos Aerospace. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dj6fcuFU...
by Haridas
05 Aug 2018 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ the Brahmos has a specific payload to total mass ratio. The payload of ~200 kg is too heavy while only as effective as heavy 35 kg SAM payload. Unlike BM scaling down the payload weight doesn't give significant range benifit. So yes the large brahmos can after modification do the job of small , ...
by Haridas
05 Aug 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Trikaal wrote:Employ army discipline. Fire anyone who goes on strike!

On a serious note, yes you are right. Very difficult for IAF to deal with babus.

Even IAF officer can't fire from job a civilian technician. Forget it. Some deciplin, but not hire & fire type.
by Haridas
05 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 115283

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

^^^^ no, the a/c is on full power in case you completely miss the wire.
If cable breaks sea dunking is certain, no two ways about it.
by Haridas
05 Aug 2018 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25061

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^ The common BJP worker does not know or understand what realpolitiks is. Many senior members on this forum are patriots and subscribe to realpolitiks in some form or the other but the actual workers in the BJP are much different than us. This is something that is difficult to acknowledge. MMS was ...
by Haridas
05 Aug 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25061

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Because we have already seen the preferred solution by Indian side. The Indian side is asking for written assurances, something that I don't believe is sufficient . If their NSA is willing to lie under oath to their senate about snooping on their own citizens, then how much should I believe a piece...
by Haridas
01 Aug 2018 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

tsarkar wrote:It has been a deliberate strategy to buy multiple systems for two reasons..


Twisting indian misry to see it as indian mastery, or make lemonade when lemons are in plenty.

The realist will see the real situation.
by Haridas
29 Jul 2018 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ what is the market cost compititiviness addressed with development investment for 25 tonn to GTO? How is indian market projections unfolding (for that is captive business)? At what point ISRO lose competitive advantage versus reuseable booster based SpaceX? I think at this moment half the effort...
by Haridas
18 Jul 2018 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/mar/28/with-eye-on-lunar-mission-isro-to-test-high-thrust-vikas-engine-1793608.html .....Narayanan said this would be the best way of mission planning and optimum utilisation of propellants. “All these new things are being done keeping lunar mi...
by Haridas
13 Jul 2018 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Why The IAF’s New Push To Control Project LCA Amplifies All That’s Wrong- Shiv Aroor https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/07/why-the-iafs-new-push-to-control-project-lca-amplifies-all-thats-wrong.html Apprehensions are realistic, if we get some one like Mr Matheswaran as Dileep mention. We can only...
by Haridas
13 Jul 2018 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242673

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The IAF has never been one to push away phoren maal. But when it came out negative against this bird then you knew there was something seriously wrong with it. We already saved their MiG-29K by paying for it when nobody else would — not even the damn Russian Navy. Not going to pay for another one o...
by Haridas
13 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242673

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

All of IAF advance money paid to Russia is cutting loss on a bad dream, and close the books.

IAF better wake up & smell some coffee. Cut some flab, channel it to create a design office lead by technical officers only (no flying pilot) and go make a weapon it can trust and afford. AMCA.
by Haridas
05 Jul 2018 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1227
Views: 197857

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Sir, May I request you to remove the personal information you are divulging Group Captain Sen runs a very public blog from which the information has been quoted and has been interviewed by journalist Anantha Krishnan M on his blog as well. Kindly edit to give the honour due to a person who earned r...
by Haridas
05 Jul 2018 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1227
Views: 197857

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Finished reading the book since I got the link in the morning. Many editorial disasters, including notes to editor published and paragraphs being repeated. On multiple occasions, the myth of Pakistan being in a winning position occupying territory is perpetrated with the US forcing a retreat. The I...
by Haridas
29 Jun 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199527

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ If she is her masters voice onlee (by the way the seat she warms in UN, is what it is, she measures up to it and doing fine job there, so no excuse). Then she giving equivalent of Gaali to PM Modi and Foriegn Minister Swaraj, should be understood as Gaali to India by current dispensation in USA. ...
by Haridas
29 Jun 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199527

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India is not china. Their posture reveals their capability. Back in the 60s, we charted a path from an agriculture economy to a service based economy . We skipped the manufacturing phase altogether because of various reasons. That single decision has proved to be a missing foundation stone and it h...
by Haridas
29 Jun 2018 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199527

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US Envoy Nikki Haley Speaks To NDTV On Iran, 2+2 Summit: Highlights https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/us-envoy-nikki-haley-speaks-to-ndtv-highlights-1874813?browserpush=true Given this was on undi-tv hosted by non other than Nidhi aunti, was the comment on "freedom of religion" in response ...
by Haridas
20 Jun 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4629
Views: 270490

Re: Deterrence

^^ no core is 100% made of an isotope. For Pu based pits, even for Weapons grade maal, core pits crystaline alloy structure changes due to decay of other isotopes, has impact on explosive compression. Nuclear stewardship program required for that reason; to understand long term stockpiling material ...
by Haridas
17 Jun 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I don't know if this is the right thread to ask this or not, but I didn't found any other space based thread. I wanted to ask any erudite people out there on India's capability of satellite based missile launch and flight path tracking. I know we have come leaps and bound on satellite sensors but o...
by Haridas
17 Jun 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@haridas: what is stopping the demonstration of MIRV tech by DRDO? Political constraints even under Namo or is there still some tech. development to be done before it is ready? MIRV is not just the reentry technology but efficient high yield physics package. Chander can talk about the former with a...
by Haridas
17 Jun 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ saw that Kakarat gave nasa reference on same line.
by Haridas
17 Jun 2018 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2791
Views: 505144

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

There was a detail wrong in my original question. The S200 separation occurs at 140 seconds and not 150 seconds as I had originally asked. But my question still stands. JTull sahab, that cannot be the reason as the second stage lights up at around 114 seconds, 15 seconds before S200 burnout. One re...
by Haridas
16 Jun 2018 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That Blog about A4 seems gas. Any MIRV needs a nose fairing. We have not seen any pictures released of that. And two MIRVs needs a RV bus. A4 MIRV gas can only come for empty headed fotochor like Prasun Sengupta. Some may remember PS plagerized my AeroIndia photo of Dhruv and put it on cover page o...
by Haridas
10 Jun 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534479

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Take a bow Ramana for your accurate technical assessment from open source litrature, of the eventual root cause of barrel burst during Dhanush field trials and presstitute call for failed indian gun.
by Haridas
05 Jun 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I dont think barring US russia any other P5 did that extensive testing. NATO block may have got designs/simulation data from US but not sure about china China has some of the best LIF high energy labs (plural) with physist teams (plural), and demonstrated mastery in form of published papers to prov...
by Haridas
05 Jun 2018 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^thanks for the clarification sir. May not be an appropriate question for this forum, but why are our designs so inefficient. Design of what ? Fission? FBF ? Thermonuke? First two types we r good and proven good. Thermonuke have best lightweight high yield property, but India needs another one or ...
by Haridas
05 Jun 2018 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Excellent question ! Df31 carries warhead that has high 'yield to weight ratio', A5 carries leisurely heavy warhead that has poorer yield to weight ratio. The scaling impact and cost to field (and maintain) weapon system is fantastically higher due to this deficiency for sub-surface weapon systems....
by Haridas
04 Jun 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Neshant wrote:Multispectral detectors are a good idea.

Good idea but passe..
I believe 3 counties are making hyspectral detectors that can identify target type even before the target shape can be optically discerned.
by Haridas
04 Jun 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

RKumar wrote:In context of A-5, we can all guess but can't see ... choli ke niche kya hain :mrgreen:

Padded bra hai.

Make believe bum fantasy.
by Haridas
04 Jun 2018 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Weight Dia Height [Pi*(D2)*H/4] Range DF 31 42 2.25 13 52 7,200–8,000 A5 50 2 17.5 55 5,000–8,000 Is DRDO that inefficient? Excellent question ! Df31 carries warhead that has high 'yield to weight ratio', A5 carries leisurely heavy warhead that has poorer yield to weight ratio. The scaling impact a...
by Haridas
04 Jun 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773797

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

RoyG wrote:Agni IP, Shourya - Pakistan

Agni V, VI - China

Prithvi, Agni II/III/IV out?

Agni-4 will stay as guerentee delivery vehicle for most unconvinced Chinese war mongers, with its unitary heavy FBF.

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