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by souravB
23 Apr 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139931

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

People who are concerned about the per unit price of Tejas, I would advise to please read up on Mitsubishi F-2 fighter and specifically it's unit cost. Though it is based on F-16, it is almost a new fighter due to design changes. That is the price Japan paid to establish a aerospace supply chain. It...
by souravB
22 Apr 2019 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245432

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Karthik S wrote:
Foreign citizens lost their lives even during 26/11. What happened then?

Some of them are atleast making films on it and showing it to citizens who were either woefully ignorant or wonderfully nonchalant. Films are a very good method of propaganda and mass knowledge.
by souravB
21 Apr 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352301

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

I have a puch to gurus on this forum. What happened to feel good factor or Game changer things or events like !) CEPC 2) Biggest oil find off Karachi off shore 3) Mulk Banao scheme ( non paki bond) issued in January and expected $ 8 billion 4) Ex CJP"s Ponzi scheme called DAM fund. 1) Ilon blo...
by souravB
21 Apr 2019 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409190

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^saar this Azhar business by Cheen is actually pretty advantageous to India right now if political parties stop using it for political gain. While Cheen stops the ban, Azhar will be free to do what it does in Pukistan leaving us free to do what we want to do in Pukistan(read covert and overt ops). ...
by souravB
20 Apr 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1215
Views: 137422

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^^ Brar sir, noob pooch. How is this HX5 material different than what DRDO is developing as structural (nano)composites to be used in fuselage structure? or is it just Khan style marketing?
by souravB
20 Apr 2019 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 737
Views: 62024

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

^^being in NATO is called a member and outside support while maintaining all their(US) standards is an ally. Brazil is an ally who Trump is trying to make into a member.
US Congress pass any bill they want, the real question is do we want to be?
by souravB
20 Apr 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2750
Views: 382103

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

This increase of Rs 576 Billion at at Rs. 139 per US$ was about US$ 4.00 Billion. Thus Pakistan’s Defence in 2018-19 is about US$ 14 Billion These figures doesn't even include all the pensions, amenities, corner plots and khusboos.. also it doesn't include what fauji foundation diverts from their a...
by souravB
18 Apr 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Posting this video here for viewpoint purposes KYRHmEF1Azo highlights: ⋅  Most debris will re-enter in 1-2 months. small numbers may stay for 1-2 years. ⋅  Impact vector was downward and not ascending as some 'analysts' have predicted. ⋅  Hypervelocity impact. ⋅&nb...
by souravB
17 Apr 2019 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3511
Views: 405980

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

For submarine applications specifically SAIL makes DMR292A steel.
by souravB
14 Apr 2019 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352301

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^ in millennial term it's called daddy issue.
by souravB
13 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 123333

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

x posting Does any Indian company manufacture HY 100 or HY 130 steel? Arcelor Mittal USA makes the HY100 but subject to export regulations Apparently, the IN wants to source all its future steel requirements indigenously SAIL produces the DMR292A steel for underwater applications. Industeel, a subs...
by souravB
13 Apr 2019 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 123333

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

when we already have building blocks for a SSN why are we building more SSKs? Time. It will happen, just not soon enough. We need more SSKs in the meantime. battery operated SSKs are stealthier than SSNs for a comparable generation. It's a compromise on stealth for endurance. Even if we build SSNs,...
by souravB
10 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 141213

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Brar_w sir thank you for the explanation on MADL. Yes it would be very problematic to change the antennas for MADL. But currently that will be between F35s themselves and not other platforms due to hardware limitations. S-400 could theoretically pick up those communiques if in range. But India will ...
by souravB
10 Apr 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 141213

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

But isn't Israel operating F35 with it's own AFAIT IFF and B-Net. so certainly mods can be done albeit pricey. The issues that comes are the ALIS VMS of F35 which sends data back to LM. If we look at India, it will never have neither the vanilla F35 nor S400. India have it's own systems that are mos...
by souravB
09 Apr 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

ramana wrote:What's the barrel length if AK 203?
AK 204 carbine barrel length is noted as 314 mm.

Standard 16" barrel length.
by souravB
08 Apr 2019 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 141213

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Aditya_V wrote:I thought Greece had some economic problems but still can afford such cheap aircraft as "F-35" 's? Hmmm

Would be interesting if Greece is sold F35 and Turkey is not. Probably another pressure technique to not buy the S400.
by souravB
07 Apr 2019 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I wouldn't be surprised if Khan wants to partner up with India for it's next gen of BMD under the guise of DTTI. They already do it with Israel for their Arrow-3/SM3 GBMD. As they will move towards ICBMs &/or HGV for the next phase, they would require to have as many partners as possible. And qu...
by souravB
05 Apr 2019 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 135
Views: 29176

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Is there any thread on Corruption in military procurements? Or that would be too much of a pain to maintain?
by souravB
04 Apr 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chola sir, no ji for me please. I am still a xiaohuángdì. :D If ws-10 to kaveri is J-10 to Tejas, I am hopeful that we'll make have a contemporary engine tech albeit at a later date. If LCA program is any indication, once we crack the initial phase, the spin offs will be fruitful. As for Tejas, we c...
by souravB
04 Apr 2019 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352301

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Kashi wrote:It seems that Ghafoolya actually tweeted this

Asif Ghafoor@peaceforchange
Nothing can take away Pakistaniat out of Pakistanis....


All these years we have been saying this on BRF and ...

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Proof that Ghafoora is a lurker in BRF.
by souravB
03 Apr 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:--snip--

Chola sir, thank you for the educational post. Yes I agree that any country would like to ape US in miltech including Russia. China is not an exception.
So in your view was this TVC for WS10 sourced alongside Lavi or is it something they stole later?
by souravB
03 Apr 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538874

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Troubling is the 50 sticks of gelignite which is a modern form of dynamite. That's a lot of explosive. Rest is extra. Look at many explosive materials and incendiaries included petrol, sulfur, Ammonium Nitrate and Urea. So how did the terrorist get the explosives and who assembled the package --sni...
by souravB
02 Apr 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Compared to their Flanker series with direct TOT from Russians. That grew into a dozen variants including a carrier version within a decade after the SU-27 contract. It was re-engined with the WS-10 within five years after the chini line was in place. This would not have been possible without massi...
by souravB
02 Apr 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384388

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

IAF is clearly satisfied enough with the Netra that they didn't mind using it instead of the Phalcon during the first actual planned hostile engagement in 2 decades. Yet, there are no new orders for the type and IAF is content to wait till we somehow integrate it on a larger platform. An air force ...
by souravB
02 Apr 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

If we consider the scenario of China ordering Su-57 as true: One/both of the following scenario got to be true then ⋅  J-20 is a dud. Copying external appearance from F35 and F22 didn't got them where they wanted to go. Avionics and sensors are mostly 3rd gen and doesn't get any better tha...
by souravB
31 Mar 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139931

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

--snip-- Point is, there is no money tree to just tap for big-ticket purchases, though that may well change as a political decision given Pulwama and a change in our deterrence posture. As several voices are pointing out, the attitude of fiscal responsibility taking precedence over natsec spends on...
by souravB
28 Mar 2019 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

source: Vipin Narang twitter Just a reminder that an ASAT test is essentially a BMD test:instead of firing an incoming missile target, one just uses a satellite in orbit, in this case a LEO satellite at 300km. And India’s missile defenses don’t have to deal with ICBM class targets, which are very h...
by souravB
27 Mar 2019 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ There is a reason for that. During all these productions, the material, equipment and production methodology have hardly changed.
QC is going to take a hit if asked to produce hand-filed bolts and charge handles in a ramp up production during 2000s.
by souravB
26 Mar 2019 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352301

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

IMF needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs IMF If IMF does not give loan to Pakistan, Pakistan will take loans from China IMF should not forget Pakistan lost $50 billion due to war on terror. Lack of funding from IMF will cause Pakistan to cut defense budget, invest more in Nukes, enrage youth, wh...
by souravB
25 Mar 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB Since you have done research on the ballistics of the 7.62X39 could you pen together a little write up on the implications of moving to this caliber. Pluses in COIN environment vs minuses in traditional battle environments. Happy to assist you with my little knowledge of firearms. We should...
by souravB
22 Mar 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2750
Views: 382103

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Happy days are here again! Pakistan is endowed with riches of oil and gas beyond imagination https://www.dawn.com/news/1471138/pakistan-may-soon-hit-oil-gas-jackpot-pm Like their desert brothers they don't need to work for a single day and enjoy the fruits of allah's bounty. I so wish for it to be ...
by souravB
21 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 54270

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

I don't think static displays are high fidelity representation of final thing anything worse than Tejas Mk1 and the thing will go into the dustbin. IIRC this design is not yet freezed and it has been already said somewhere they are still tinkering with the design. But I do not think the final desig...
by souravB
21 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

Don't fall for brochures. That is how INSAS was selected. Sir, not taking them on face value. Probably will take a decade to field telescoped rounds in real combat scenes. But this is where industry is moving for small to medium caliber weapons. BAE has come up with its version for 40mm cannon roun...
by souravB
20 Mar 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 932
Views: 111759

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

Sir, two points PA2 will be nuclear powered, while the Vishal will be conventionally powered. Although that might change for India in the future. We already have the required power plant to make IAC2 nuclear powered. French used a similar rated reactor for CDG. We might have to use an extra reactor ...
by souravB
19 Mar 2019 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 787267

Re: Small Arms Thread

Joint Next Gen Small arms development between India & US "Overall, we look at this as a cost-efficient, cost-effective way to provide additional capability to the warfighter. There are three proposed mission scenarios, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, cross border operations and ca...
by souravB
18 Mar 2019 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Most of their GDP growth comes from huge infrastructure and construction projects. With countries getting wiser to their trade policies, they do not have other ways to keep their GDP growth at an acceptable level other than churning out these military behemoths where they can employ quite a few peop...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Again, you don't seem to understand the issue at hand at all. MANPADS and VSHORADs are not the only threats in place. LY-80s are MRSAMs. Many of these will shred any slow, low-flying-medium altitude fighter, which in turn won't have the speed to get away or the performance to attack from medium alt...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Against tier 3 opponents, like the Afghans. Tell me, do you think your low flying and cheaper options will survive Pakistani Anza, Crotale, RBS-70, LY-80? Let alone the plethora of items the PRC fields? All that is fine, we are talking of survivability! How many pilots can the AF field again? And s...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

You are completely mistaken. One of the most effective CAS aircraft in the US inventory, which has been retained for the role is the F-16, another is the F-15. The aircraft frequently lauded by the press, the lay public, even the troops is the A-10. The USAF did all it could to get it out of servic...
by souravB
13 Mar 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

LCA Tejas would be a bad alternative against Hawk/IJT as a CAS kind of platform. Prime reason being it is made for supersonic flight regimes. SAAW and everything is okay on Hawk, but I would like to see a 30mm gun firing incendiary and sabot rounds. It could be our desi Warthog and invaluable during...

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