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by souravB
12 Jun 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46931

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^Arrestor gears on Amphibs will take up valuable space and to counter that size would increase. That increases the cost. And ultimately it will be a Amphib which can neither carry significant number of air assets nor significant number of soldiers. Although Tejas on an Amphib is an interesting idea...
by souravB
09 Jun 2019 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757669

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

#Gaganyaan
#HSP
#GSLVMKIII
ISRO successfully tested CE-20 engine, meant for the upper stage of GSLV MK-III. The engine is planned to be used in human rated GSLV MK-III launch vehicle (Gaganyaan Mission).


Official Twitter

Update on Manned mission
by souravB
08 Jun 2019 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623368

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why can't HAL be the OEM in this scenario. Keep everything of the SP model and just replace a foreign OEM with HAL. Provided ofcourse blades of ALH folds to IN's satisfaction. HAL can do so much more. Why does it needs to keep the Engine dept? Outsource the manufacturing to pvt and keep only RnD. We...
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3217
Views: 463099

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakis are spending almost 5% of their GDP on defense. True NATO ally.
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292120

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IR sir, isn't one of the role envisioned for Bramhos NG as A2A AWACS killer?
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Here you go for the lok sabha attendance.
This is also a good website to track LS performance.
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446960

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

Trade War, Huawei, 5G—Gen. Robert Spalding
How think tanks in Massa waking up to the Chini threat.
by souravB
29 May 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

sudeepj wrote:
souravB wrote:Well, it is clearly CMS in use. I wonder what do they keep as insurance.


CMS?

CMS
by souravB
29 May 2019 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

sudeepj wrote:
ramana wrote:suddepj, It's possible that Kamal nath tapes are a revenge from Doggy?


Possible? Its the most probable of all the probable scenarios that Diggy raja has something to do with the tapes.. :rotfl: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, it is clearly CMS in use. I wonder what do they keep as insurance.
by souravB
26 May 2019 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

^^ I am seeing a scenario where MB comes back to NDA in 2024. But in any case 2021 in Bengal is going to be bloody.
by souravB
25 May 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Wasnt Prabhus record in Rail Min mixed? Also how is Jayant Sinha performing. Hope his loud mouth, selfish dad hasnt killed this guys chances if he is performing. Yes. Like MoD, RailMin was also an impregnable maze of bureaucrats maybe even bigger than MoD. SP had his win and lose moments in railway...
by souravB
25 May 2019 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am surprised nobody is considering Suresh Prabhu as RM. He is focused on the job, well spoken and practical who excelled in dealing with beauracracy in RailMin. RM should also be a well spoken statesman like EAM, Infact one part of it's job is extension of MEA. That ousts AS or RS, who erudite as ...
by souravB
25 May 2019 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2098
Views: 284978

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mmasand saar, rumors has it that if you scratch a GBP hard enough you can find the PKR symbols underneath. :wink:
by souravB
25 May 2019 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 65578

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

I think India will come under pressure from the US to drop HUawei. I have said India should link Huawei operations and datalocalisation, with progress at the NSG. Saar, one way or another GoI have to drop huawei. Whether it is due to US pressure or not meeting tech specs. ARM already and Qualcomm, ...
by souravB
21 May 2019 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 992
Views: 141367

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Singha wrote:TSP is one of these legions.

TSP is Isengard. Friends with Rivendale, think themselves vastly superior to humans of Gondor, does experiments with orcs to supply Mordor, deluded to take over reign from Mordor.
by souravB
21 May 2019 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446960

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

Stephen Moore on Trade war. The second side of coin that Chinese paid American MSM doesn't highlight
by souravB
20 May 2019 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526814

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Speed is one of the principles of war. Body armor, surprisingly is not. saar, 1. speed in op execution, not speed of individual soldier is a principle of war. unless you were talking about personal duel. It wasn't since human found gunpowder. 2. speed of a bullet is always much faster than the fast...
by souravB
20 May 2019 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^tells something about the range of bunder in a bombing run, isn't it?
by souravB
20 May 2019 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3217
Views: 463099

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

How is importing commodities from Pakistan will help? These dont have significant dollar import component to make them exportable to India. Once we start importing Sugar from Pakistan we will help the Paki government to take subsidies off the Sugar domestically as Sugar plants will be able to utili...
by souravB
20 May 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526814

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The thing with armor that no one seems to get is that apart from protecting soldiers, the armor makes them as slow as snails. The modern US infantryman's armor weighs about 7.5 kgs with SAPI inserts. That's on top of his gun, his reloads, his communication gear and whatever else he has to carry. Wh...
by souravB
19 May 2019 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526814

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There was news a few months back about DRDO and IIT-B having developed new BPJ. These were supposed to be lighter and much better then the existing bullet proof jackets being used. Have any of these been tested/approved? In COIN ops in J&K all the soldiers wear BPJ and patkas. Yet, we are havin...
by souravB
19 May 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526814

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ let's hope the current camouflage is retained. The digital camouflage trend had its time. Also, large number of BPJ and helmets have been ordered in the existing camouflage. Woodland camo had its time. I'd say if we are changing uniforms, we go for multicam. I'd agree digicam had it's share of l...
by souravB
16 May 2019 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3217
Views: 463099

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^On paper budget is already 20% of actual figure. Pak fauj has the foundation who controls >10% of GDP plus all the narcotics income. So, it is anybodys guess.
by souravB
15 May 2019 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692520

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:Saar, the Izumo class is $1.2B per unit!!! The MRSV project is $2B in total for four ships.

Saar just a correction.. the project budget is $3B.
and as the name suggests, It is supposed to be used as an ASW LHD during peacetime too. Also none of the contenders were LPD types except one.
by souravB
15 May 2019 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327503

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

--snip-- Rakesh sir, yes I understand the glacial pace our babudom works in and the MRSV project is its shining example. But I also believe it will move quickly if NDA comes for a second term. Let us focus on what we have at present - blueprints of a Vikrant Class aircraft carrier and a physical ve...
by souravB
15 May 2019 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327503

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ We are supposed to build 4 LHDs in the meantime. We could always use them as mini carriers if we invest early on to make them compatible with F-35Bs to be bought at a certain point of time. Since we are not landing significant amount of troops anywhere soon, this also gives us a breather and we c...
by souravB
15 May 2019 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526814

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Khan ishtyle uniform coming to IA excerpts The aim is to make the uniform comfortable and more attractive. “The discussion is about the textile which makes it suitable in places with high temperature and high moisture. Also, the discussion was about the rank badges which get covered under Bullet Pr...
by souravB
10 May 2019 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 14166

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

There are a lot of options for gun pods which could be attached to the hard points. Only modifications needed are to the targeting system and integration of the pods.
No mods to the airframe is needed I think. A LDP could also be integrated to provide night firing capability.
by souravB
09 May 2019 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 803569

Re: Small Arms Thread

Why didnt we just go for 7.62x51? Sir the 93k + 350k 5.56NATO is probably for mechanized, airborne and officer use. Where a shorter and lighter rifle is needed. Thakur_B sir, AFAIK there will be another 7.62x51 RFI in line with the 5.56 RFI as MII. What I think is IA didn't expected the SIGS deal t...
by souravB
02 May 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642701

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sir, what you have said is one way of looking at it, i.e. the positivism. The skeptic in me looks at it with a healthy dose of worry. JMT, diplomacy works with a scratch the back policy. I do not for a second believe Unkil is spending its leverage on China for India without getting something in ret...
by souravB
01 May 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642701

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

--snip-- ^^^^^^^^^ I take this as further proof he's dead. No sense expending political capital on a dead man: Makes it easy to shrug at the moment of VETO; and why not blacklist the guy; the West knows he's useless to them now, anyway. Because of this: The GoI should consider it an empty gesture; ...
by souravB
26 Apr 2019 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 787
Views: 63770

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Don't know what to make of this.
What these nutjobs touch upon but do not understand is Hinduism is not only Idol worshiping. One can take other to dip into a vat of water and make him drink wine but neither can make him/her less Hindu.

by souravB
26 Apr 2019 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642701

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

rags wrote:
abhik wrote:Request for F-35 coming in 3.. 2.. :wink:


There is some major NATO equal ally bill coming up in US Congress. Decks being cleared for the lightening?

How can IAF buy F-35 with S-400 operational. There has already been a discussion on it
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by souravB
25 Apr 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 901
Views: 30740

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

GoI should put the screws on GoSL and demand a joint investigation by NIA. These groups are interlinked and the only way they could be truly dismantled if the whole picture comes out from both the countries.
by souravB
23 Apr 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

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- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 901
Views: 30740

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 379940

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: 3067
Views: 446960

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: 1298
Views: 155234

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?

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