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by souravB
07 Dec 2018 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422763

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ crisp, clear and pragmatic interview. clears up many questions on
- IBG formations
- New promotion hierarchy
- Theater command
- Infra development along LAC
by souravB
04 Dec 2018 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144412

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

X-posting from Naval Aviation thread Seems like Navy coming to gripe with the reality too. According to LiveFist “The case for the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier has received the necessary impetus. Though it is at least a decade away, the Aircraft Carrier project would accrue signficant national...
by souravB
04 Dec 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 579
Views: 82958

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Seems like Navy coming to gripe with the reality too. According to LiveFist “The case for the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier has received the necessary impetus. Though it is at least a decade away, the Aircraft Carrier project would accrue signficant national gains in terms of boosting indigenis...
by souravB
03 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2418
Views: 57212

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

This RAM would have to cover the wavelengths of L band to X band, which is 1 GHz - 10 GHz or 30 cm to 2.5 cm. I would have to read up on this as it is very wide range. A type of UWB radar absorbing structure is rumored to be used on F35. According to the patent it is a CNT infused composite structu...
by souravB
30 Nov 2018 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 122
Views: 15403

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

IMF has asked an initial devaluation of 15-20% of the current value which takes Toi.Rs to ~160/$. While in the program they will ask to devalue some more taking it to 1INR = 2.5Toi.Rs. At which state BgDsh Taka will be more valuable. Currently a big chunk of ForEx is utilized to keep the value at pr...
by souravB
30 Nov 2018 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963801

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

SANT missile tested The missile is guided by an Infra-red Imaging Seeker (IIR) operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode. Sources said the missile was tested for its Infra-red Imaging Seeker with a far greater resolution than what has been tested earlier, as per the demand of the users. A higher ...
by souravB
30 Nov 2018 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

SouravB Do read up on the QBZ 95. Interesting design Sirji, I admire this rifle since I saw some videos of it. It is a nice rifle which is perfect for it's intended use i.e. crowd control where you can shoot indiscriminately and not bother where your bullet stops. Chinis did the basic pretty well. ...
by souravB
29 Nov 2018 04:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2918
Views: 355328

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I could find a paper of IRs HS-ATC system concept. It seems like IR is legit working on improving the signaling. Some of the ideas are truly TFTA like using Optical fibers for network connection. High Speed-Automatic Train Control System The paper is a good read and keeps me optimistic about the fut...
by souravB
29 Nov 2018 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2972
Views: 619031

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

The price will also obviously include the cost put in by HAL to the production lines. Don't just jump to conclusions based on one item. HAL is a commercial entity. Karan Sir, I did not understand what do you mean by production lines. Can you please elaborate on that a little further. Maybe my lack ...
by souravB
29 Nov 2018 01:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2918
Views: 355328

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Moar T18!!! :-o https://www.livemint.com/rf/Image-621x414/LiveMint/Period2/2018/11/29/Photos/Processed/Train18-kAx--621x414@LiveMint.jpg Just a small nitpicking, the driver seat base platform could have been higher or the console panel could be kept lower as to give the driver a perfect view of the...
by souravB
29 Nov 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2972
Views: 619031

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

Saw this in Twitter. This is according to HAL CMD on his latest interview. This comes in as $84M per unit by my sabjiwalla math. Hope it also include lifelong support package from HAL otherwise the price is unjustifiable if we are also looking for export. https://twitter.com/__not_a_bot_/status/1067...
by souravB
21 Nov 2018 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

5.56*45, 7.62*39, 6.8*? Are all mid power cartridges. They were only relevant as 7.62*51 rifle is heavy & long. With new technology, it does not make sense to introduce 6.8. We can use 7.62*51 which is more powerful. The move from 7.62NATO was necessitated due to weight of both the rifle and th...
by souravB
20 Nov 2018 08:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2918
Views: 355328

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Not if you view an HSR network as a series of interconnected short journeys. For instance, the Delhi Mumbai HSR route may be viewed as a fusion of Delhi-Ahmedabad/Jaipur and Ahmedabad/Surat-Mumbai routes. Some passengers may travel the entire length, but most would stick to shorter travels- ~550km ...
by souravB
20 Nov 2018 03:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2918
Views: 355328

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

souravB, issue is with having a swing-role bogey requirement like IR, that can be a sleeper at night and a seater during day. cheap air travel is the only long term solution to India's farflung railway users. More efficient stacking of sleepers can lead to less efficient seating. Affordable commute...
by souravB
19 Nov 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

WHo says the LMG was a good weapon? Muzzle velocity is not the only thing. It had similar inherent design flaws as the INSAS and you have seen the video on BR itself about its reliability issues. Sachin saab, nobody is overlooking inherent design flaws in Insas LMG. It's just that the OFB bullet in...
by souravB
19 Nov 2018 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2918
Views: 355328

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

For the sleeper cars, IR's problem is two fold ⋅ Accommodating more people per bogey i.e. capacity increase ⋅ Speed increase HSR or semi HSR like T20 can tackle the second problem. But for the first, we need innovative ideas and designers working on it. IMO a DD train set with so...
by souravB
17 Nov 2018 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

#Strategic/Diplomatic
1. Naval base in Southern Sri Lanka and conversion of Rajapakshe airport for civil and IAF use.

#Political
1. Inclusion of Civil cases in Disqualification of convicted representatives from seats.
by souravB
16 Nov 2018 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 265
Views: 30814

Re: European Union: Positive News

Lots of experiences posted on Quora about the racist experience in Germany https://www.quora.com/Did-anyone-experience-racism-in-Germany Just my personal experience and some of my Indian friends who live here. It's just that Germany is not a perfect country by a long margin but it is nowhere as rac...
by souravB
16 Nov 2018 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 265
Views: 30814

Re: European Union: Positive News

Germans are among the worst . Doesn't have to be erstwhile East Germany. Lots of well document incidents. This is a well-written article by an American of Indian descent. https://www.thelocal.de/20170106/im-an-american-and-i-was-racially-profiled-in-berlin-23-times https://www.vox.com/first-person/...
by souravB
15 Nov 2018 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 801
Views: 140244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Assisting the IN in its task of sanitising the IOR are naval facilities in key IOR locationz such as Mauritius, Oman, Indonesia, E.African coast/ Madagascar , the Maldives and ousting the Chins in Lanka.Recent political events in Male and Colombo give us a window of opportunity to capitalise on the...
by souravB
13 Nov 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10798

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:Saar, I moved it to this thread. Better suited here. Thanks.

Thanks Admiral saab. :D
by souravB
13 Nov 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10798

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

mods: if this is not the right thread kindly move it

Ashok Leyland FAT 6X6 for carrying artillery

by souravB
08 Nov 2018 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

The problem IMO is IA is going at the solution from a wrong direction. Whenever any major infantry goes toward changing of it's firearms, it first chooses a suitable cartridge according to it's needs and then build a gun around it. We blindly tried to follow US doctrine in the 80s and failed. We wan...
by souravB
03 Nov 2018 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963801

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another aspect of such LRSAM is it's tracking by S(or may be C) band. When your jet is been tracked by a S band radar at long distance, you may think there isn't a SAM/BVR coming at you. For BVR it will be a X band. In case of S400, there will be a SAM even at S band. Since lot of IAF ground based ...
by souravB
02 Nov 2018 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

Excellent insight. So the round itself needed longer barrel hence accentuated some of the problems. I see the barrel is 18.3 inches from the wiki page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INSAS_rifle vs http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/11.htm So in other words the INSAS rifle is effective...
by souravB
02 Nov 2018 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

Worst was the impotence against terrorist armed with Ak-47 guns. Per the theory INSAS should have the stopping power.: barrel length, rifling twist, muzzle velocity etc. If the bullet did not have stopping power its because of loss of velocity which is cartridge driven as barrel length etc are alre...
by souravB
31 Oct 2018 18:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2474
Views: 391725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Source:
ANI:Twitter link
India ranks at 77 in the World Bank's 'Ease of doing business' index. India has recorded a jump of 23 positions against its rank of 100 in 2017.

This is getting better :D
by souravB
31 Oct 2018 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 801
Views: 140244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We missed the biggest news of the day. source: Ministry of Shipping: Twitter link India's largest Drydock at CSL to -Build 2nd Indigenous Aircraft Carrier for Indian Navy, -Tap market potential of large specialized,technologically advanced ships, large dredgers with green technology -Make Kochi a Ma...
by souravB
31 Oct 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 801
Views: 140244

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Angad Singh: Twitter link

IAC-I and Vikramaditya at CSL. Bottom right of the image, DRDO TDV aka Ship 20 can also be seen

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DRDO TDV aka Ship 20

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by souravB
30 Oct 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527592

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

From this pic of J20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DquHLERU0AApBy9.jpg How is the stealth being affected without the canards and wings being planform aligned? also there are more protruding parts under the vertical fins than I am comfortable seeing on a stealth fighter. But the ac do handles very well.
by souravB
29 Oct 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3688
Views: 492649

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IMO we shouldn't even be looking at something that we can/are building ourselves. rather we should be looking at V-22 Osprey if we want to buy from outside in this category. Provides futureproofing and tactical advantages. There was some news in 2015 and again on this year August that we are in talk...
by souravB
28 Oct 2018 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1480
Views: 193395

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Russia's Next Gen Helicopter Design The concept feature a ‘delta’ fixed-wing, co-axial rotor system, a side-by-side cockpit, and pusher engines in the rear similar to what is utilized on the Sikorsky S-97 Raider and Bell V-280 Valor. The co-axial rotor system will be driven by two engines. Also, a ...
by souravB
24 Oct 2018 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

I saw in some RT video of spetsnaz maroon baret tryouts, they need to crawl through mud and dust but needed to keep their rifle as clean as possible at the same time so it can be fired to complete the test. I agree with Manish ji's point that no one rifle is perfect. Taking care of own rifle is an e...
by souravB
23 Oct 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish_P wrote:They might have chosen it but have the bought it? In what numbers?

None. They do not have money. Bought some AK-103s.
Below is link to a detailed account of Rifle testing from a representative who took part in the process.
First Person narrative of Paki GSQR tests
by souravB
23 Oct 2018 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

Needs a little better recoil management system I am not wrong I believe the Charging handle design on the CZ has some issues. Operating the Charging handle become an issue if Optics are positioned above the CH. A lower cranked version is now available for us Civ markets for a price. Overall IMO a p...
by souravB
23 Oct 2018 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708666

Re: Small Arms Thread

Deep upgrade kits for AKM from Bangalore based company Stumpp, Scheule and Somappa for Para SF. Handguard, dust cover, flash hider and buttstock replaced. Fixed sights replaced with pop up sights as well. This is great. AKs with better sights gets a little more range and accuracy. Now if they get m...
by souravB
23 Oct 2018 01:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2474
Views: 391725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

added later: Aside from per-capita income, I am including other indicators which are quantifiable like level of education, Healthcare, IMR, benefits, resources and also non-quantifiable indicators like quality of education, affordability and availability of healthcare, general happiness, approach t...
by souravB
22 Oct 2018 03:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2474
Views: 391725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A Hypothetical question to the gurus. Given a choice, which should be GoI's focus from 2019 onwards, go up in HDI and get whatever growth as a result of that or go up in scale of economy and get whatever HDI as a result What scenarios might come to pass in 10-12 years if we follow one of them? I am ...
by souravB
22 Oct 2018 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43897

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Are we considering this quid pro quo type news might be floated by one of the teen lobby in south block. We do not have a dearth of DDMs who would happily publish unverified, hypothetical and fed stories to score some money. This is a psychological pressure that these MNCs would put to get the deal....
by souravB
20 Oct 2018 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223021

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.
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