Search found 308 matches

by Haridas
19 Oct 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4648
Views: 280229

Re: Deterrence

This is hilarious! Thanks :) You're welcome :mrgreen: Rudradev, please take a bow, for the factual masterpiece, presented in easy way. About 13 years ago I showed this to a US police sharrif (soccer dad) who had recently gone through anti terrorism training and learnt all kinds of Pakistani names w...
by Haridas
13 Oct 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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

ISRO successfully tests Cryogenic Engine (CE-20) for GSLV Mk-III / Chandrayaan-2 Mission . The fifth hardware of CE-20 integrated engine designated as E6 is earmarked for GSLV Mk-III M1-Chandrayaan 2 mission. The flight acceptance hot test of E6 engine was successfully tested for 25 seconds at High...
by Haridas
08 Oct 2018 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1425
Views: 199093

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

https://m.tribuneindia.com/article/how- ... 664621/amp

How the Rafale deal was struck
KP NAYAR | OCT 08, 2018
long-standing ‘understanding’ of India helped it clinch the agreement
by Haridas
04 Oct 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Thats Soviet design. Ramana , you are right , its a old Soviet R-29RMU1 SLBM with the conical RV , The picture was just recently declassified as all this class of Missile is now out of service. Post R29RMU1 , 2 more variants were developed R-29RMU2 Sineva 2006 and more recently R-29RMU2.1 Liner 201...
by Haridas
01 Oct 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472205

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Thakur_B wrote:^^ LCH ensures that in the next mountain war, enemy occupied commanding heights will be thoroughly softened up before infantry charge. LCH is the real game changer for mountain warfare.

So what does MANPADS do to LCH in the mountains, where a/c cant hide but it is always in clear sight of missile?
by Haridas
01 Oct 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752415

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

1. People did not switch to turboprops because they are more modern. They are necessitated as one goes for larger UAVs. 2. Turboprops don’t give higher endurance, but shorter response time and better high altitude performance. For survillance platform turboprop DOES give higher endurance compared t...
by Haridas
01 Oct 2018 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472205

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From AW&ST India To Buy 200 Ka-226T Helicopters NEW DELHI—India is expected to formally sign a 210 billion rupee ($3 billion) agreement in October to buy 200 Ka-226T helicopters being developed by Indo Russian Helicopter Pvt Ltd (IRHL). ....... . The Kamov helicopters will replace aging Cheetah...
by Haridas
29 Sep 2018 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4648
Views: 280229

Re: Deterrence

Nothing cladestine, Chine provided ready made Plutonium bomb to TSP in 1998 to save paki echendi. The Pu was detected by US air sniffing U2 flight. Can someone provide link to a classic video and a v apt one, make by one Brf-ite? Added later here is the link: Photochor: The Truth About Pakistan's Nu...
by Haridas
29 Sep 2018 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4648
Views: 280229

Re: Deterrence

^^^ On your coaxing I first met Prof. S Chandrashekher in 2001, and later his full team. Reminds me of their energy and determination to serve country as unsung hero/heroines. Yes I also did the ractor days based calculations to also show to NPAyothullas that indian nuke plants have already made eno...
by Haridas
28 Sep 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 528544

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

price hikes can be controlled by long-period agreements, or bulk purchase agreements. Let's also put those throttled supplies into the agreement, so that it remains. The problem was the commitment to large orders, and now we do have the 324 T-Shirt that none seem to be understanding.] All good for ...
by Haridas
28 Sep 2018 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 528544

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

Yagnasri wrote:Mango question:

Can Mk1 which now ready be used for CAS and bombing purpose? My question is to understand if this version can replace some other ACs doing those roles at present. Can someing like Mig27 can be replaced by Mk1?

Yes, from what i remember & read, current Mk1 is superior to Mig27
by Haridas
20 Sep 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2058
Views: 232645

Re: Military Flight Safety

Didn't see any news about this, was it a flying accident?

https://m.tribuneindia.com/article/kin- ... 655027/amp
by Haridas
16 Sep 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

On a side note, do we really need 75000 MPATGM? I was looking at Paki Armour numbers. Wikipedia puts their tanks around 5000 and armoured troop carriers around 3000. Even with a ratio of 5:1, 75000 seems a bit excessive. Maybe some more knowledgeable members can shed some light on Infantry tactics ...
by Haridas
15 Sep 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1425
Views: 199093

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

Regarding the entry of the R co., just a couple of weeks before the 36 bird deal was announced Dassault's Trappier was lauding its relationship with HAL, after 2 upgraded M2Ks were handed over ( as I've said at $50M a pop!).How the R co.wangled its way into the deal , displacing HAL when it hasn't ...
by Haridas
14 Sep 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 743
Views: 157275

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

^^^ Ojas (sanskrit for what is heavy with substance) is good name for a bomber not fighter aircraft.
by Haridas
09 Sep 2018 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

MIRV and ballistic launch are triggers and signals fir a nuclear conflict. These are subtle signals for shift feom conventional ro nuclear conflict so are not used. There have been cluster type munirions used to pepper a runway . Detection of a high tonnage ballistic missile launch all the more wit...
by Haridas
09 Sep 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

My personal imagination running wild is to have a 2-3 ton payload 200/300/500KM BM. Create a cluster /IRV of 250KG/500KG. Instead of firing multiple BM/CM, you fire one and the conventional Multiple Independent Vehicle hits different targets. One missile could crater the whole runway at an airbase....
by Haridas
06 Sep 2018 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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

^^ See my edited post above. Also see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/50217930_Deformed_Statistics_Free_Energy_Model_for_Source_Separation_usingUnsupervised_Learning http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.603382 http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Volume/5818
by Haridas
06 Sep 2018 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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

What exactly does the hyperspectral satellite do ?? Is it some kind of early warning satellite for defence if so it should be in Geostationary orbit ? Instead of identifying a thing by shape, that requires optical resolution to gather enough pixels AND good contrast against background (at limits of...
by Haridas
27 Aug 2018 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 891
Views: 33582

Re: BR Forum Feedback

^^ Agreed. I felt bad when shiv saar also left. Add rohitvats, Akshay Kapoor, deejay (maybe lurking?), hnair, vina. RB saar too seems invisible of late. I am sure I have missed a few more people. & Has brar_w left the forum? I haven't seen a post from him in some time. Would be sad if true rv, ...
by Haridas
24 Aug 2018 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2632
Views: 528544

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

Your 1 and 2 statement is contradicting. For me, it is ok to have high precision tooling. It will be reused for producing other spare parts or components. It is good to invest in good tools and get benefits in long term. Saar form this statement it does not appear you been close to mechanical manuf...
by Haridas
16 Aug 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4118

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: 4648
Views: 280229

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

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: 4289
Views: 173059

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: 4289
Views: 173059

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: 4226
Views: 373048

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: 4226
Views: 373048

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

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 Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

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: 2632
Views: 528544

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: 866
Views: 128661

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: 494
Views: 36939

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: 494
Views: 36939

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882097

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 Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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 Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 552895

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...

Go to advanced search