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by souravB
20 Oct 2018 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1435
Views: 199935

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

For 6000 Cr We would've procured atleast 400K new assault rifles for our army. That what it does to our preparedness.
Just pointing out while it seems the money just changes hand with HAL, it stays at wrong hand while needed elsewhere.
JMT
by souravB
20 Oct 2018 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 499
Views: 37438

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

It is the Trump way of doing business. Talk tough first and then appear to make compromises from a strong point. We already have many examples of this. Our government must make some noise during the meetings and occasionally leak a thing or two in the press afterwards. It is going to set a very bad ...
by souravB
20 Oct 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405284

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Discussion on Army Reforms
by souravB
18 Oct 2018 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2633
Views: 529347

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1052515282437238786 ---> While HAL battles to meet IAF delivery pace, UAE’s Minister for Defence is said to have expressed ‘keen interest in LCA Tejas’ after scoping out the jet at HAL HQ in Bengaluru today. (LCH in the 2nd photo). Well obviously they would go fo...
by souravB
18 Oct 2018 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

While IA is hell bent on getting AKs to be the mainstay gun. Maybe they could look into this thing for a shot of modernization. lAjWlMlkPaU or another way would be to get the AK103 license, Pay Jim Fuller(the guy below) boatload of money to design a modern model from the base, let him work as a cons...
by souravB
17 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 891
Views: 33585

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Is anyone else having trouble in Youtube videos having server error 500?
by souravB
17 Oct 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405284

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Killing innocent youths, five of them, in cold blood after abducting them under a major general’s supervision can’ be excused on the basis of intenseness of the theatre. Being in battle is not a joke.. At the end of the day, being in an armed service is a job of human butchery. You identify an enem...
by souravB
17 Oct 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

We are not buying rifles from UAE. The rifles are designed by Germans, made by Americans.The owners of the company are Arabs and but that's about it. They do not value add anything. Which is the typical way of Arabs doing business. But yes I do get your frustration of not being able to produce quali...
by souravB
17 Oct 2018 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4648
Views: 280304

Re: Deterrence

^^^^^^^^^ Your link is broken (because it includes your logged-in session routing, not available to anyone else). I think you meant to link-to this.... wciSG_3-x28 OMG!!! I laughed for 5 mins straight after watching this.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: This should go to the Terroristan description consid...
by souravB
17 Oct 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

IMO we asking for a JV of production of AK-103 is comparable to buying f-16 in MMRCA. If we go to Russia for guns, we should be buying AK-15 or A-762 just off the shelf. Since Russia do not have plans to buy them in quantity before 2022, we can negotiate a good deal and maybe a JV or a Kalashnikov p...
by souravB
16 Oct 2018 16:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1005
Views: 106905

Re: Indian IT Industry

nice to see RBI being firm in Data localization. Now to the next step. Localization of Personal data including emails. Things government can do to complement rbi data storage RBI and in extension GoI for other verticals is not doing it out of the goodness of their heart or even from data security p...
by souravB
16 Oct 2018 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

3) 5.56*45- Shorter barrel, light ammunition, poor stopping power , can be accurate upto 400-500 meters, but in short range engagements with suicidal jihadis lacks the critical stopping power, and can be easily outranged on LOC/LAC with 7.62*51 rifles. A case of aping USA after LTTE experience in S...
by souravB
14 Oct 2018 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB One for you. https://youtu.be/Ij7b1te6LHo It is the LMT DMR rifle. It is also used by NZ infantry as DMR. India also was offered a version of it with a shorter 16" barrel for the FT battle rifle tender. It has been touted as one of the two best rifles of it's category and is pretty cos...
by souravB
14 Oct 2018 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2298
Views: 282792

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

Not sure this is the appropriate thread for this or not. But this news has to be ironic on so many level. Twitter: Chinese Consulate collaborated for Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata Kolkata: Chinese Consulate has collaborated with Salt Lake's BJ Block Puja Committe to recreate Yunnan (China's province)...
by souravB
10 Oct 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

Why not license produce the M4 carbine? The design for AR-15 is available online and without any patents. Loads of companies make their version of AR-15. One don't even need a license to produce a variation of it. So there is nothing stopping the OFB to make a design based on AR-15. They can even b...
by souravB
10 Oct 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

While we are asking Kalashnikov for a JV, why don't we ask them to design something similar to AK-400 (video below) for us. It'd go in a big way if they could make just the below cosmetic changes keeping the Receiver and firing mechanism of AK-103 ⋅ Change to a flat top cover ending with a...
by souravB
10 Oct 2018 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246989

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I have a newbie pooch. IMF loans come with strict rules to decrease spending and increase income in budget. The 1st thing even me as a fiscally illiterate person will see is their spending on Millitary. Their defense budget is the biggest chunk of the total budget. So can/will IMF ask them to decrea...
by souravB
06 Oct 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472454

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why do we need twin rotor tech for next gen helis? AFAIK, the reason Ka-226 has twin rotors is to eliminate tail rotor. This allows it to carry bigger volume cabins as there is no lateral size restriction because of tail rotor. It also allows easier cabin swapping, the USP of Ka-226.So unless we wa...
by souravB
06 Oct 2018 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472454

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I was hoping the 226 deal to get through, so that HAL has some first hand knowledge on twin rotor tech. It would have been helpful to have that experience while designing the next gen of helis.
by souravB
05 Oct 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210094

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

X Posted from the India Russia thread. How times have changed when it comes to being supported against Mohammadden Terrorism emanating from the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan targeting India.Russia cannot bring herself to name the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islami...
by souravB
05 Oct 2018 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 53966

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Tariffs in the short term will definitely increase price of electronics, but it will also push component importers to look into other markets and most importantly our own. For an example, There is a very popular keyboard in India called TVS Bharat keyboard which when launched comprised of original G...
by souravB
05 Oct 2018 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 53966

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

The only thing you missed or didn't care to say was that obama is a closet commie with an ameriki urban naxal mindset. I have my doubts about the deep state being blamed for every thing. Sure, they are muscling in but this looks like pure trump to me, all the way, with the deep state hanging on. Pu...
by souravB
05 Oct 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 53966

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Not to underestimate the threat from China but I have an alternative view to offer ... The timing is interesting and has to with ratcheting up pressure on China along side the trade related pressure. This is deliberate leak by the US "deep state" and the timing is a conscious choice under...
by souravB
05 Oct 2018 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 472548

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Can anybody please explain to me the physics of this farce. As far my limited knowledge in physics go, lasers refracts heavily in water and only blue-green spectrum of the light can reach around 300-400 ft. While Khan Chacha and Natasha didi is finding alternative ways after investing big money in t...
by souravB
04 Oct 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882302

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

^^ is this NAG from Rudra? looks so.. Satisfying.. :D
by souravB
04 Oct 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2298
Views: 282792

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

Major Chinese hardware hack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’...
by souravB
04 Oct 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472454

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

suryag wrote:light heli ? if it is LUH(looks like the Dhruv) it is indeed moment for lungi dance

But it is called ALH. Advanced but Light Heli nonetheless. :D
by souravB
04 Oct 2018 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472454

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Classified.... Please do not ask.... Secret payload... No problem at all :) Lovely Pic Let's just take a moment to appreciate the picture and do a micro lungi-dance mentally because a desi maal is lifting this much weight underslung to a point which is high and cold enough to warrant a complete sno...
by souravB
27 Sep 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1435
Views: 199935

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

The 21k crores comes direct from DRAL. Lookup the press release they put out, and its on Dassault's site too. Its a 'prospective' figure. Nothing is inked. There is no concrete figure that I could find anywhere on the net that puts a figure on the offsets obligation amount that Dassault is doing wi...
by souravB
25 Sep 2018 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1435
Views: 199935

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

Not giving my opinion on anything, just trying to clear out some facts which after this much amount of Chinese whisper has become somewhat obfuscated. I'd hope both side in the argument will keep these points in mind. ⋅ Reliance has formed a JV. It is going to be a separate company and not...
by souravB
23 Sep 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1435
Views: 199935

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

Bull shit. You are trying to do the equivalent of a Paki style equal equal on terror with India when they are the ones immersed in it. Looking at it objectively, there is absolutely no corruption. One may have a question here or there, and some may question the very deal based on cost/benefit analy...
by souravB
22 Sep 2018 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1435
Views: 199935

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

After reading incessant points and counter points for both sides of the deal on every available information channel possible for the last 2 months, This is the summary I could come up with 1. One political party in India allegedly benefited its benefactor while procuring items critical for National ...
by souravB
21 Sep 2018 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 472548

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^ Bound to happen sometime. CAATSA is just an excuse. After that show of might in Vostok 2018, it was just a matter of time. I for one am not surprised at all if this the whole truth.
Now blacklisting companies in US market would be easier for unkil.
by souravB
19 Sep 2018 23:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2191
Views: 342319

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. This is the economics thread, NOT the politics thread.
by souravB
19 Sep 2018 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

Pakistan Army new Battle Rifle competition details The main point that comes out of it is Conclusion: No rifle passed all the tests without issues; however, the FN SCAR was the only rifle that was finalized, officially accepted, with licensed manufacturing approved. However, since the completion of...
by souravB
19 Sep 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

Special forces maybe. But regular infantry? That is a general list of inf weapons. Does not mean it is used broadly. I would suppose ghatak squads and RRs would use PSG1, but yes, mainstay is Dragunov. The point is once IA loses that boundary between Snipers and DMR, it becomes cumbersome for it an...
by souravB
19 Sep 2018 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

In today's scenario, use of 9mm requires rigorous training where your reaction time is less than your adversary and you can put atleast two rounds in vital spots consecutively. Distance between you and your adversary is less than 15-20ft. 9mm for regular forces is suicide, even a situation where the...
by souravB
18 Sep 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sourav we dont use 7.62x51 as DMR. Dragunov is used. but of course we do. namely 1. Galil Sniper rifle 2. H&K PSG1 List of IA infantry arms I made an error while stating IA uses .338 LAPUA but actually what I meant that they are looking for that caliber to replace Dragunov. RFI for the same The...
by souravB
18 Sep 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 684415

Re: Small Arms Thread

In my view(as just a gun enthusiast civilian) multiple calibers are required for various role but somebody somewhere needs to fix a number. A proper planning with 10-15 years in vision is necessary. One quote I remember which aptly describe the situation Better is the enemy of Best multiple solution...
by souravB
17 Sep 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351960

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

IA Light Strike/Support Vehicle contest Light Support Vehicle https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1040641583958446081 Ashok Leyland This looks like modular armored transport vehicle https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnEZ__9X0AAx7-2.jpg TATA Motors https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnEZ__uW4AIX20p.jpg Ma...

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