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by gpurewal
16 Nov 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4033
Views: 859945

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: 491
Views: 124794

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 3825
Views: 632064

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: 149
Views: 36968

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 898
Views: 97373

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: 3674
Views: 797905

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: 962
Views: 259312

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 2100
Views: 472080

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: 888
Views: 87051

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: 3366
Views: 526747

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: 962
Views: 259312

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: 3366
Views: 526747

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 & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 44
Views: 9238

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 & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 44
Views: 9238

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: 2799
Views: 461738

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: 4341
Views: 247220

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: 446
Views: 82662

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: 187
Views: 49652

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: 3361
Views: 525968

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: 3033
Views: 287584

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: 445
Views: 112273

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...
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124794

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I'm just so goddamn happy that new artillery is being inducted finally, even if some journalists are calling them "Desi Bofors". I just can't wait to see the ATAGS come into play as well. Does anybody know what names are being considered for the ATAGS? I wonder if a Sanskrit translation fo...
by gpurewal
23 Mar 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112273

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

I'm not a huge fan of non-retractable refueling probes, since they like an ugly wart on an otherwise beautiful object imo. Was this chosen over a retractable probe due to size limitations of the radome, weight savings, something else? As a Cobham manager mentioned a long time ago, they explored ret...
by gpurewal
22 Mar 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3400
Views: 489782

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The US Navy along with the Sea Power Congressional committees has released its 30-year ship building plan. FY 2020 U.S. Navy 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan I'm still reading the full document and the supplementals but so far some key findings - - They will end DDG-51 Flight III program in 2024 after buy...
by gpurewal
22 Mar 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112273

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

I'm not a huge fan of non-retractable refueling probes, since they like an ugly wart on an otherwise beautiful object imo. Was this chosen over a retractable probe due to size limitations of the radome, weight savings, something else?
by gpurewal
19 Mar 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525968

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

Katare wrote:It isn’t going to satisfy the doubters, so whats the point. It’ll only cause more bickering aka Rafale, SC and CAG reports made no difference to congoons and their supporters,did it?


Same breed as flat-earthers and antivaxxers. Head deep in the sand when presented with facts/figures.
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526747

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

Original post in PAK-FA thread https://yadi.sk/a/WWdBbxDH3Vnim8 view of the workship for the fabled izedliye 30 engine that is in flight test for 16 months now. 11 tons dry and 19 tons wet ie akin to a 20% growth version of the JSF F135 engine. with better sfc and durability than al31-41 family, and...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472080

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Calm yourself, it's only a question regarding the use of a strategic resource for Spec Ops being used to ferry staff. MeshaVishwas clarified that it was being used for TROPEX2019. What you want to know is alternative operational uses of Hercules (such as command posts) or relation between services ...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472080

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This kind of reporting without any context aims to extract operational details by sensationalising a non-matter. BRF would do well to nip such posts in the bud. Calm yourself, it's only a question regarding the use of a strategic resource for Spec Ops being used to ferry staff. MeshaVishwas clarifi...
by gpurewal
18 Mar 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472080

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Just another "troop transporter" ferrying the CDS, Admiral Lanba Image Courtesy : The Indian Navy Nitpicking here, but wouldn't it be cheaper for the Navy (and other arms for all that matters) to charter a flight from one of the airlines, instead of using an asset like the Hercules? Unnec...
by gpurewal
14 Mar 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 329170

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1097857642452656128 ----> FLASH: “We may be interested in the FGFA/Su-57 as a commercial sale once Russia fully develops it,” says Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra. (In other words, no chance of India returning to the program as a partner of any kind.) so the initi...
by gpurewal
14 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 506150

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Very reactive No new data Just following herd in uk In contrast to meto: A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have temporarily grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes as a precaution. Canada is not one of them. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Tuesday Canada will not ...
by gpurewal
06 Mar 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 102775

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

BTW out of sheer curiosity, what would be the feasibility of trying to get something like this as a Vishaal? Just wondering? Lease it perhaps? Buy 60 super hornets and ensure local production of the 414? The US if our new Chum esp for the Navy it seems... https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose...
by gpurewal
02 Mar 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525968

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

FWIW only .... Via circulation online! Hats off to the Wg Cdr Abhinandan (I suddenly want to grow the same style of stache as him). The only question I have is why the Su-30 did not chase the F-16, while the MiG guarded the oil field? Was the intention that the Sukhoi hold the line while the 21's R...

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