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by VikramA
23 Mar 2020 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326632

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

News of more and more young fit and well population falling severely ill with covid19! From 35 to 47 year old are being ventilated in ITU with no precondition. Virus is unpredictable. Do we know the dietary practices of the 'young fit and well population' ? I am going to venture a guess here that t...
by VikramA
13 Mar 2020 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326632

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The same reason as US. No testing
by VikramA
18 Dec 2019 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657448

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ coupta has already given a very subtle warning in his new print video discussing the mushy death verdict.
by VikramA
17 Dec 2019 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209773

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/china- ... =TOIMobile
something is up at LOC. Paki FM has written to UNSC that india has taken down fences at LOC at 5 sectors
by VikramA
30 Nov 2019 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98160

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The gun mantlet still does not have armour protection.
by VikramA
21 Nov 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2630
Views: 612564

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Did I read this right? A mark 45 gun costs 73 million dollars. But in this report from last year says the guns cost half- 450 million. So what is the other 500 million for? Training? Ammo? That is still too much. This is costing as much as a Kolkata class destroyer. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.c...
by VikramA
20 Nov 2019 10:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160721

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

I think TEDBF is going to be internally redesigned AMCA without the internal weapon bay like the KAI- KF-X.
by VikramA
18 Nov 2019 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 853
Views: 99811

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Brazil has a nuclear sub program based on scorpene ,I see some collaboration on that front, plus Brazil might be interested in collaboration in AMCA program just like South Korea and Indonesia collaboration in KX program
by VikramA
16 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351967

Re: Military Flight Safety

initial reports state bird strike
by VikramA
13 Nov 2019 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80991

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

For a f-35 b with 6 ton fuel and single engine but a powerful one the CR is 935 km clean. For f-35 a,c with 8 ton fuel CR is 1200 km. So for AMCA with 6.5 ton and twin engine we might end up with 1000 km range. GE engines are supposed to be more fuel efficient than Russian one
by VikramA
13 Nov 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80991

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

With 6.5 ton fuel what kind of combat radius are we talking about here in air superiority role?
by VikramA
12 Nov 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80991

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Saurav Jha just wrote a nice acticle about AMCA. link: http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/11/12/indias-advanced-medium-combat-aircraft-programme-gathers-steam-with-new-developments/ points: 1 AMCA TD will fly in 24-25 2 AMCA MK 1 will fly in 29-30 and will have diverterless supersonic inlets (DSIs),...
by VikramA
12 Nov 2019 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209773

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^^ so.. if pakis announce that as far as they are concerned the LOC is just a ceasefire line form now on and then IA crosses it and takes back pok it will be perfectly ok, right? is geelani a RAW mole? seriously asking.
by VikramA
08 Nov 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98160

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

how many total t-90 would this order make> approx 2000?
by VikramA
09 Oct 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713016

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The problem with spike is, it has failed multiple times and in many conditions. A small procurement of Javelin would have made much more sense.. Alternatively, an emergency procurement of Nag which has seen many successes. From news sources spike only failed the desert trails where its uncooled see...
by VikramA
07 Oct 2019 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942491

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The fact that mig 21 bison will hang around till 2025 is nothing to be reassured about. I would prefer ordering additional tejas mk 1 despite it's present inadequacy in some areas then hang onto mig 21
by VikramA
05 Oct 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4203
Views: 880619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ that 'ugly' nose probably houses a weather radar , which is essential for a truly all weather helicopter, especially in mountain terrain.
by VikramA
02 Oct 2019 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4203
Views: 880619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

PLA troops now have QR codes besides their name. whats that about? link:https://twitter.com/iammarkobabic/status/1178889658157195276
by VikramA
02 Oct 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545522

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^^ the amount of nonsense these people are able to regurgitate is truly awe inspiring. It's like these old dinosaurs live in the 90s when their words went unchallenged and thus became the dominant narrative. Truly delusional lot
by VikramA
01 Oct 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246669

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

Is there any chance for F21 winning MMRCA2? With Weapons, PBL contracts, training thats a USD 11 Billion + another USD 15 Billion = USD 26 Billion dollar question. To most it makes no sense to go a completely new type of 4-4.5 Gen all metal fighter whose home country has stopped investing in which ...
by VikramA
30 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 528528

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

A third world shitty country with known and now acknowledged terrorism links surviving on bailouts from IMF with nothing to offer to the world is going to launch a " diplomatic offensive ". These guys delusion of grandeur never end.
by VikramA
30 Sep 2019 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 528528

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

India of 2019 is very different from India of 2003. Wife beater is going to be shocked at the changed attitudes towards india at UN. His views on how to tackle india are published in his op Ed's in dawn.MEA should be mentally prepared for weekly nuclear war rants from him from now on
by VikramA
30 Sep 2019 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 200885

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

I have a question. For MWF which GE 414 engine was chosen?
1) F414 Enhanced Engine: 116 kn went thrust
Or
2) F414-GE-INS6: 97 kn wet thrust
by VikramA
28 Sep 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 528528

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

vimal wrote:Bringin the focus back on our dastardly neighbours. Bhikari Khan's borrowed plane develops a snag.

Imran Khan’s plane makes emergency landing due to technical fault

or paki deep state just tried to do what they did to zia back in 80's. :rotfl:
by VikramA
27 Sep 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713016

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is not much public info available on akash 2 to conclude that it did not benefit from barak 8's R&D. What we do know is that it is radically different from akash 1,1S. i.e canister launched and dual seeker. There might be a chance that like there is an agreement between Israel and india to...
by VikramA
27 Sep 2019 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713016

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbdeCujiiz4 don't know if its posted here before but found a 1 year old barak 8 promotional video from IAI. it talks about 3 types of interceptor . 1>BARAK MRAD-30 KM range( i think this might be akash 2 which is supposed to be canister launched) 2> BARAK LRAD-70 Km ...
by VikramA
26 Sep 2019 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482421

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

if corbin gets elected india should consider releasing a nuclear policy white paper clearly stating that india's SFC has mandate to target three countries
hostile to indian interest. pakis, chini , UK. THAT will get their undies in a twist
by VikramA
26 Sep 2019 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482421

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

labor is not in power. the conservatives are. indian equivalent would be the congress party passing resolution that northern ireland should be merged with ireland
by VikramA
24 Sep 2019 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657448

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

he just parroted word to word paki line in his speech at UNGA. i am glad our plan to isolate terroristan from ottoman empire 2.0 is working so well.
by VikramA
24 Sep 2019 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657448

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

erdogan opens his mouth about kashmir at UNGA. why are we awarding this unhinged lunatic with contract for 5 naval support ships ?
by VikramA
23 Sep 2019 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587252

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

trump mentioned defense deals in his speech so 2 billion MH60 and 2 billion p8i deals are done. don't know what else we can buy from them, hope it's not the f-21
by VikramA
23 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587252

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

:rotfl: the PM just used a whole year production output of amul butter on trump today
by VikramA
22 Sep 2019 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609959

Re: Internal Security Watch

cockroaches being stomped

ANI: Punjab Chief Minister's Office: In another major terror crackdown,Punjab Police has busted a terrorist module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) backed by a Pakistan and Germany based terror group.
by VikramA
22 Sep 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 200885

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

i think the IAF has decided to adopted the french and german airforce doctrine of force modernization which is to go from 4.5+++ gen rafael and eurofighter to 6th gen straight. why have they done this? there is no official report but some news articles in some military sites state that: 1> the frenc...
by VikramA
22 Sep 2019 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3437
Views: 523837

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^^ the ERGM ammo for mk 45 is no longer in development
by VikramA
20 Sep 2019 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2630
Views: 612564

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The french have recently started a new experiment of having 2 crews per FREMM frigate like the crew arrangement followed for manning SSBN all over the world. They aim to reduce time at port of each frigate to fully utilize the limited no of ships. Any thoughts on IN trying this out considering the l...
by VikramA
19 Sep 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 200885

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

^^ the central premise of the article about timelines is accurate. But don't know how AMCA will be ready by 2030 with stealth radar absorbing coating etc. 5th gen is not just the stealthy looking airframe which might get ready by 2027-28 as a TD but involves a host of other tech. Drdo might need at ...
by VikramA
19 Sep 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942491

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

He not only headed the lca development at one point but also handled the Rafale deal with Dassault . Might we expect some sort of Dassault technical assistance in AMCA as offset for rafale
by VikramA
19 Sep 2019 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587252

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ it looks like bibi is not going to come back
by VikramA
18 Sep 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624247

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

pakis don't consider that as IB. they call it working boundry(WB) . for them all border from loc to punjab is WB. from our side it is manned by BSF and they regularly send some pigs to their 72 hoors every 1-2 months If that's the case then the territory across IB on the Baki side is fair game for ...

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