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by gpurewal
18 Aug 2020 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 741629

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: 383751

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 3096
Views: 766824

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: 3096
Views: 766824

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: 3096
Views: 766824

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 822
Views: 206611

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: 3680
Views: 691344

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: 3096
Views: 766824

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046686

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: 1135
Views: 316471

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: 3096
Views: 766824

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.
by gpurewal
18 Oct 2019 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819842

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paqistan can take tons of measures to come out of the FATF blacklist, its easy to do. Until this stranglehold is there, Paqistan will go from bad to worse, until it becomes like Somalia or Rawanda, and then it will break apart and its own army will scoot for cover from the abduls and jihadi groups....
by gpurewal
18 Oct 2019 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51466

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

I remember seeing a link to a webpage with definitions for terms/slang used in the forums on BRF, I was wondering if a link can be provided? In the meantime, can some define screwdrivergiri?

Thanks,
by gpurewal
11 Oct 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766824

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What is that thinggy, protruding slightly above the deck, called, the one which is seen here right above the wing..? Is that the control room for the Arrested Recovery wire system..? That could be the LSO Platform. https://english.cdn.zeenews.com/sites/default/files/2017/12/04/643798-ins-vikramadit...
by gpurewal
09 Oct 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1144
Views: 182931

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Looks like the "Sick Man of Europe" is still suffering from cancer
by gpurewal
02 Oct 2019 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215244

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

Do not try and see what the Mig-35 has or hasn't. That is impossible. Instead, realize the truth. There is no Mig-35. Then you will understand that it is not the aircraft that is new, only the name. (with due apologies to the writers of the Matrix :mrgreen: ) Damn, Then what the hell did the Ruskie...
by gpurewal
28 Sep 2019 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405310

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

mmasand wrote:Any truth to the rumour floating around that China is looking to 'sell' its first aircraft carrier to TSP?


I hope they do! That AC in the Pak Navy will ensure that the TSP economy gets bankrupted, let alone drain the budget for the Pak Navy.
by gpurewal
24 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766824

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

@tsarkar @marko @john @brar If the NGD is just a fanboy dream then what is the next destroyer class supposed to look like? Our destroyer had been trending up from around 5K-tons in the Rajput, 6K in the Delhi and 7.5K to 8K in the Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. It would make sense that the next one wou...
by gpurewal
22 Sep 2019 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766824

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

cant find another source for that article but anyway , how was the sea launched prithvi launched , as far as i know it had a sea launched version ? https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/prithvi/ "Some reports indicate that the Prithvi-III is intended to be a sea-launched ballistic missile, an...
by gpurewal
21 Sep 2019 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766824

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Project-18 class destroyers will have following armaments Ballistic missiles and hypersonic Bramhos-II: I'm skeptical regarding the technologies pointed out in the article like the Laser CIWS and Railguns, but adding ballistic missiles to a DDG? That I find really hard to swallow. Ballistic missile...
by gpurewal
21 Sep 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766824

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Excellent news!

Are there any plans to construct on dry dock of the same dimensions on the Eastern Seaboard?
by gpurewal
21 Sep 2019 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131956

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Looks like Christian Missionaries in Australia are behaving like ISIS militants when it comes to honouring ancient artifacts, sites, etc.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-20/the-christian-converts-who-are-setting-fire-to-sacred-aboriginal/11527402
by gpurewal
07 Sep 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 741629

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

Karan M wrote:
IAF has used Su-30 MKI in BVR in most exercises. I had a huge post on it someplace..

Bars has had a training mode for many years now.
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2008/11 ... -hand.html


Thanks Karan!
by gpurewal
06 Sep 2019 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405310

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I wonder how Pakistan plans to defend Lahore if the war was to break out between India and Pakistan. With its Eastern limits now crossing Batapur Or Dograi, this city is effectively undefendable. Will the Paki's leave the citizens of Lahore to their own accord in case of war. At the same time, the ...
by gpurewal
06 Sep 2019 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 741629

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

I was looking through a few posts by a certain user to whom Karan had responded to and shut down (in a good manner), but the user's post did raise a certain question which I was hoping that the gurus could shed some light into it. From all that I have read regarding the Su 30 and the combat exercise...
by gpurewal
16 Aug 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47419

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Another question; will the CDS be a five-star rank? If it is, the chances of seeing an Admiral of the Fleet greatly increases.
by gpurewal
16 Aug 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47419

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Will there be a mandatory term limit for the CDS? If there is, will be as short as 2 years like the COAS or as long as 3 years like the CNS, and CAS?
by gpurewal
14 Aug 2019 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3680
Views: 691344

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

Karan M wrote:$15-20 Bn for the aircraft alone likely..

Spread over many years, since it will probably take ~10 or more years to churn out the 200 aircraft.
by gpurewal
16 Jul 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319703

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

. . . as far as I know, there are no under-sea (or aerial) 400 Kilo Volt (KV) electrical transmission lines between India and Sri Lanka. These transmission lines (cables) would have to be massive, probably much bigger and much more secure than under-sea telephone/Internet communication cables that ...
by gpurewal
15 Apr 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 462
Views: 99113

Re: Military Humor and related

This is a snippet from "The Intruders" by Stephen Coonts. The protagonist (naval aviator) has been transferred to a Marine Attack Squadron and his colleagues are chatting about the Marine aviators. Tricky was a wiry, dark, compact man. Now his brows knitted. “Knew a Marine fighter pilot on...
by gpurewal
09 Apr 2019 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206611

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approves procurement of 464 T-90MS tanks. Interesting. What is the role of a T-90 in today's (post-Syria) battlespace? Can they survive in a space infested with TGMs and attack helicopters, not to mention air-launched guided weapons? I was thinking of the Ukrai...
by gpurewal
02 Apr 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755466

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage? I think they would be easy targets, since they would be stationary and need to be tethered to the ground. In addition, Radar Coverage in the Himalayas is difficult because of the peaks shielding planes from radar detection, if the planes fly low...
by gpurewal
27 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379544

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Kartik wrote:Amazing patch collection!

There's a phenomenal "Deep Penetrating Strike Pilots" patch for Jag crews with a babe transposed next to a Jag :lol:



The "Surprise Shock" caption on the Garud badge perfectly rounds it off as well
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281366

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

But, I have always wondered if a Mig-29UPG like solution is possible. You brought back memories that I have fought long to suppress. But functionality wise, I think the UPG version would make refueling a bit more challenging, since the probe is right beside the cockpit (left hand side I believe), i...

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