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by gpurewal
01 Mar 2021 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 132848

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The rudder profile is extremely intriguing. Could this be a SSN?
by gpurewal
18 Feb 2021 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 757675

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

The aircrafts registered with tail number BSXXX are the fighter versions which will fly with the tail sign initials of BS after the previous chief, Birender Singh Dhanoa.. Hi Rakesh, Is this a new trend, or has this been done before, where the tail sign's have the initials of a certain Chief of Air...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Regarding the lack of punishment against the perpetrators of that, most vile and dastardly bombing of Air India, the Canadian Justice System dropped the ball, big time. Not the government, but the justice system, as it is a completely independent body in our system of government. I may be wrong but...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 15:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

I agree with your points Cyrano. The Khalistani Terrorists are behaving like baboons with rabies. If anyone calls them out, they immediately put a target on them (Tara Singh Hair as an example), and god forbid if a fellow Sikh says no to the idea of Khalistan (Ujjal Dosanjh) and they will get ostrac...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

disha wrote:
This is the last from me on this.

:D
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Greetings Disha, My posts are about the present incidents, and from what I am seeing regarding the Khalistani movement in Canada at present. You brought up incidents from the past, in what I believe an attempt to illicit an emotional response from me, from the way you have written your post. My firs...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Greetings Chetak, Regarding your question on what the Khalistanis want, I have some answers. The Khalistanis are clinging to an idea of the long past Sikh Empire, and they desire nothing short of the lands that encompassed those borders. I'm talking everything between Kandahar to Kashmir, to the out...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Rudradev-ji, You have a valid stance and I respect it. It is indeed impossible to prove nefarious actions by private individuals are being conducted by central governments. I certainly hope that it is not the case, as India alone stands a beacon of democracy and stability, not only in the IOR, but i...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Salutations Rudradev, To tell you the truth, the news media here (BC, Canada) is staying quiet about the "protests", and it is getting the immigrant Punjabi's riled up. I do agree with the landowner assessment as they have a lot of land in Punjab, my old man included. And it those people t...
by gpurewal
13 Feb 2021 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8666

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

May I request that posters please refrain from name calling the PM of my country. I do not expect you to like him or to worship him, and heck, I do not like some of his policies as well but, please refrain from childish name calling. Call out his policies and yes you have the right to angry about hi...
by gpurewal
10 Feb 2021 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139204

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

There's a picture posted by Rakesh in the previous page (a Mirage variant I believe), where the intakes are highlighted as 3D. I'm seeing bulges going into the intakes on that Mirage like variant and the same in TEDBF models. Could someone enlighten me on what it means to have "3D" intakes...
by gpurewal
02 Feb 2021 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139204

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Prithwiraj wrote:More like a desi Typhoon


It looks way better and sleeker in my eyes against the Typhoon. I'm not a fan with the Typhoon's engine nacelle placement, and I feel it destroys the aesthetics.

Hopefully, we can see this beauty fly within this decade.
by gpurewal
27 Jan 2021 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 893820

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

manjgu wrote:that will lead to lot of inflation ! ?


Deja-vu; it will be like the Deutsche Mark during the Weimar Republic's
by gpurewal
17 Jan 2021 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42946

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Most of reddit is leftist to ultra leftist type. Majority of India related sub-reddits are controlled by muslims, extreme leftists and in some cases extremely racist foreigners. /r/India - is worst and people get banned for writing anything pro-India or pro-Hindu. /r/worldnews - pro-India news is e...
by gpurewal
15 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814229

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Those stunts are for air combat not just air shows. They show the tremendous agility for a heavy aircraft and give an idea of energy. i think they help improve pilot skills/ confidence in his machine. surely it gives an idea of energy. the question is how useful is it in actual combat? with all mis...
by gpurewal
13 Jan 2021 01:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42946

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

The storming of the Capitol was the tipping moment that I believe forced the hands of the companies. If the so called "protestors" just exhaled their mephitic oratory outside the Capitol steps, then the tech companies would have done pretty much nothing. That being said, if one believes t...
by gpurewal
13 Jan 2021 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42946

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

^ Addressing the part about how and where regulations be enforced. Wire tap, encryption and media laws exist already with plenty of precedent. Social media has operated by claiming that the data plane is different and therefore invulnerable to wire tap (remember Blackberry?) or otherwise not amenab...
by gpurewal
13 Jan 2021 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42946

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

False. BigTech doesnt own the internet. DNS servers and their owners public & private do. The rest like apple & Google are ecosystems, they are indeed oligarchies at present. I have no ideology here, these oligarchies are vulnerable to future competition and Govt intervention. I was merely ...
by gpurewal
01 Jan 2021 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 893820

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Some border states might want to reclaim territories before the partition like Punjab (Sikhs will push for it), Rajasthan, and Gujarat. Heck, annexing Azad Kashmir into Kashmir will probably be desired as well. Personally, I say leave it, since it's all toxic assets now. The more pressing concern w...
by gpurewal
01 Jan 2021 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 893820

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://youtu.be/b4OQUnrIbt8 Hajam Sethi is painting a pretty bleak picture If the state breaks into seven parts (for arguments sake) should we absorb any of them or none at all! Some border states might want to reclaim territories before the partition like Punjab (Sikhs will push for it), Rajastha...
by gpurewal
31 Dec 2020 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286142

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Yes! The flight deck looks closer to ready! Finally, actual news about the Vikrant in the Vikrant thread :lol: https://mobile.twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1344282118961041411 Green top? I do not think that any navy ship wants to stand out in a vast ocean. I have been on American Heli carrier and saw...
by gpurewal
31 Dec 2020 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380118

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

@darshan ...100% true. plus many other perks of importing...phoren trips, phoren .... etc etc These are some excellent artillery systems, and it's really sad that they are being glossed over because they are not "phoren". So I was thinking, why don't the companies that make these excellen...
by gpurewal
17 Dec 2020 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 799948

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Question, Why are second hand planes being used? Wouldn't it be better to acquire a new aircraft, since it will last longer, and probably have lower maintenance expenditures at the start? I understand that there is a lower cost upfront to purchase used aircraft, but if one factors in maintenance and...
by gpurewal
18 Aug 2020 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814229

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I am just saddened that no SAMs and other non aerial systems got any kills that day. It would have been great to blood the akash that day.... well for some other day. Civilian air traffic negated their use. The UIA 752 flight shoot down proves that SAM systems cannot be used with civilian traffic a...
by gpurewal
14 Aug 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 405845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Just one small question, is this Ret Air force pilot Vijender Thakur the same pilot Raghu Nambiar refers to as a Mig 25 pilot who flew a Mig 25 low and slow to get a high resolution picture of Batalik sector which made the Mantho Dhalo Air Raid possible? No thats Wg Cdr PK Thakur. I think you mean ...
by gpurewal
06 Aug 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^^
I was thinking about the Arjun program when I first saw that movie.
by gpurewal
30 Jul 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876330

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A study by Citi group few years back said that India with around $86 Trillion GDP will be the no.1 economy in 2050. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/et-commentary/with-85-trillion-how-india-can-become-worlds-largest-economy/articleshow/10699821.cms) If both China and India keep the %GDP...
by gpurewal
30 Jul 2020 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876330

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Thanks you for the detailed explanation and I understand and agree with your points. They are valid, and I completely agree with the projection and capabilities that carriers bring to the fight. When I wrote my question, I was thinking in a hypothetical sense of two opposing fleets meeting in the oc...
by gpurewal
30 Jul 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876330

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

An aircraft carrier goes wherever it wants. The AC can be parked outside the A&N to lend its airpower or accompany an Indian flotilla towards the straits of Malacca. It is a potent tool. As to "hating the Ocean, rather be in the air", look up the battle of Midway or even Pearl Harbour...
by gpurewal
23 Jul 2020 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What do you mean by landing will not be a problem? On an episode of "Mighty Planes", they talked about the design of the wing airfoil and placement of the engines, so that the C-17 can approach the runway at a slower speed, hence have a smaller stopping distance. If the runway is paved, t...
by gpurewal
23 Jul 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Sirji this I know off. But can it do so with a 68 ton tank? What weight penalty does the altitude impose on the C17? Landing with that weight at high altitude is not a problem. Only taking off with that weight at high altitude is a problem, will need very long runway, if it can be done at all. Exac...
by gpurewal
23 Jul 2020 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:
Manish_Sharma wrote:
C17 regularly lifts Abrams tank, so it can lift Arjun too.


Wah.....

We are talking about Ladakh not some comfy landing strip in your backyard...


C17's have landed in Ladakh

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/amid-stand-off-with-china-iafs-c-17-jet-lands-30-km-from-border-1621046
by gpurewal
23 Jul 2020 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

How are they getting the T-90s into Ladakh? The IL-76s were barely able to take off from Chandigarh with stripped-down T-72s, so I'm curious if they have up-engined the IL-76s to lift heavier T90s or they are transporting major components separately? FWIW, the tanks that fly to Ladakh never come ba...
by gpurewal
20 Jul 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283388

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Ah! So you’re wanting a comparison between t90 and Arjun, is it? Two words. Mobility. Maintenance. I’ll leave it that. I’m not cav. Someone else can answer specifics beyond basics. Well Arjun is superior in both criteria. The army trials of the tank in comparison to the T90 established that quite c...
by gpurewal
10 Mar 2020 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 757675

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

I was watching a doc on the 2018 CDG midlife refit, and they talked about the carrier becoming a 100% Rafale operation. One thing that stuck out to me was that the Rafale-M does not have folding wings, thereby taking up more hanger space. I think this will have an impact on the decision for the futu...
by gpurewal
30 Nov 2019 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876330

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The cost of around 40 for the RuAF was $4B. Jordan was supposed to have bought a stretched variant for $50M. Other heavy aircraft: A C-17 is $150M, A-400 $100-120M, and an A-330 $250M. Even if the price exceeds the $50M figure by a little, it's still 1/5th. the cost of an A-330! Only some mathemati...
by gpurewal
16 Nov 2019 06:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1118474

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

The major similarity between space capsules and deep sea submersibles must be life support systems. I am not very well versed with bends but isn't that problem in submersibles? That problem doesn't exist for space capsules. Well, I looked up De-Compression Sickness (DCS) which is also known as ...
by gpurewal
30 Oct 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380118

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Charges being energetic is an indirect way of saying the barrel cannot manage pressure a little over than usual? If it was a Indian product, we would been asked to make the barrel thicker. Making the barrel thicker would mean that the finished product would be heavier, plus added material and manuf...
by gpurewal
22 Oct 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876330

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Can't the government create a black list of countries with whom industry cannot partner with in regards to Public Works/Military tenders? I feel that this would save time when it comes to projects being completed since, scenario's like the one with HSL and the Turdkey shipbuilders can be avoided.

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