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by merlin
21 Oct 2014 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

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by merlin
19 Oct 2014 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 964
Views: 60783

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Suraj, I think the question is whether there should be holy cows. Criticizing those currently in authority or in authority in the past seems to be frowned upon by the admins. Please let me know if this is the forum policy as I may have missed this. Please let me know if you want to continue this ov...
by merlin
18 Oct 2014 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 964
Views: 60783

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Suraj, I think the question is whether there should be holy cows. Criticizing those currently in authority or in authority in the past seems to be frowned upon by the admins. Please let me know if this is the forum policy as I may have missed this. Please let me know if you want to continue this ove...
by merlin
18 Oct 2014 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Is that what admins on this forum have degenerated to? Asking members to keep quiet if they don't agree with what Madhavan Nair is saying? If you have a problem report it on the feedback thread instead of shooting your mouth off here. And if I see you make any personal attacks against an admin or c...
by merlin
17 Oct 2014 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 176252

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Interesting that the canister is not an enclosed one and is open.
by merlin
17 Oct 2014 13:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1136322

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

SSridhar wrote:We do have a very secretive SFF.


Is it still mostly Tibetan?
by merlin
17 Oct 2014 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

merlin, you have issues figuring out what I wrote or you want to pick a fight over something else? I explicitly disagreed with what Shree Madhavan Nair has to say on Mangalyaan, but has issues with a poster prasannasimha, proposing that ex-ISRO chairman keep quiet. You have no issues about a member...
by merlin
17 Oct 2014 11:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

I think Madhavan Nair hould keep quite. Stop using this thread to push your personal opinions on what a former ISRO boss should or should not say about how Indian taxpayer money is spent. I respectfully disagree with Shree Nair that Mangalyan is nothing short of glorious, but he has every right to ...
by merlin
16 Oct 2014 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

4 are required if you need the altitude of the receiver also, right?
by merlin
16 Oct 2014 06:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

prasannasimha wrote:CUS 20 and Cryostage is being integrated and will be tested


Eagerly awaiting news of the successful test of that one with new gas generator cycle engine.
by merlin
14 Oct 2014 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 156387

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Hopefully the article from AVM Subramaniam that Hobbes posted above receives wide distribution. Anyone who accuses the IAF of anti-indigenisation is doing the enemy a favor . Sorry, but where in the article has the AVM actually provided examples of your hyperbolic claim? All I read was his personal...
by merlin
10 Oct 2014 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3393
Views: 549836

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

hecky wrote:Image

:x


Ambani ki gaand fat rahi hogi.
by merlin
10 Oct 2014 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3393
Views: 549836

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^ For what its a worth, info to veterans is as limited as the civilians and the ex- generals are guessing. Unless, one is involved in some capacity, there is no authentic news. Agree 100000%. Unless they are part of think-tank, either MODs or of the Saffron variety, they dont have access to any i...
by merlin
10 Oct 2014 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

hnair wrote:And yeah the speed! Because the photographer did not know the timing, by the time he pressed the button, I guess the rocket has nearly reached cloudlayer :shock:

But that is exactly what makes the image.
by merlin
09 Oct 2014 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

6 new of the 2nd batch were ordered. 1 more was ordered separately to replace the once that crashed. Thanks Merlin... any links or sources for this? even the MOD AR does not talk about the replacement order?!? FWIW, http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories1232_IAF_requests_more_C130J.htm I read anot...
by merlin
08 Oct 2014 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

6 new of the 2nd batch were ordered. 1 more was ordered separately to replace the once that crashed.
by merlin
08 Oct 2014 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 157312

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

ramana wrote:After Modi visit the F-35 is not far fetched.


To be bought and then become hanger queens when Unkil gets off the wrong side of the bed. India will be the biggest fools ever if we buy critical stuff like fighters from the US.
by merlin
07 Oct 2014 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Thakur_B wrote:
P1 = Pawan = Panchi ?


That doesn't have a 10 hour endurance nor a max altitude of only 5000 feet. Nishant has about 3 to 4 hours of endurance and merely an undercarriage won't double it I think.
by merlin
07 Oct 2014 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3804
Views: 520095

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Someone please link it here directly
by merlin
07 Oct 2014 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 245868

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

https://twitter.com/isro/status/519103678871904257 PSLV C26/IRNSS 1C Update: Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a week. 6:05 PM - 6 Oct 2014 A noob Pooch. What does this mean in laymen terms? Thanks in advance Guessing that a telemetry problem will prev...
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

We don't need their goodwill. They hate us anyway for obvious reasons. why should we care about their medical condition or any other condition. Stay home, guard your borders and get down to nation building and securing prosperity. Actually, a lot of Iraqis and Syrians don't hate India. Both countri...
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

deejay wrote:^^^ I guess the sceptics want the moon! ha. It's a start. :D


And a good one too.
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 714725

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Shrinivasan wrote:Shivji, Rudra was an excellent choice... Tejas not so... Druv was not bad but Janamejaya doesn't cut much ice... there are plenty of names evoking fear in our epics...


Tejas is an excellent, excellent name. One of the few along with Rudra that is totally satisfying.
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 13:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 164231

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

How many ships can PLAN deploy to IOR? 20, 30, 40? IN is not going to wait for them to filter in thru malacca and other ingress points. There are gaps in the navy's force level, but it does not mean we are at total disadvantage. our forward bases in the andamans will cover the straits well enough. ...
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 13:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 156387

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

A Cobham exec had stated that the Tejas has a fairly tightly packed airframe and the requirement for a retractable probe is tricky. It won’t be a simple bolt-on probe like that on the Mirage-2000, Rafale or the Thunder Bandar, which impose a small drag penalty. Are you sure of that? It was my under...
by merlin
01 Oct 2014 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 156387

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

HAL has belied my expectations and flown SP-1 before end of September, that's good going. Hope they deliver SP-1 and SP-2 to IAF before FOC is obtained so IAF can start forming No. 45 squadron.
by merlin
30 Sep 2014 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 249322

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

People, I can post any number of links demonstrating Tharoor's oiseaulery. This does not change the reality. He can be useful and at least he is courageous enough to come out and praise Modi when it calls for it. Better to have him in the nationalist (not party) tent pissing out, than outside the t...
by merlin
30 Sep 2014 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

I think Ramana is right. Here is a chance. We take it with very clear entry/exit terms, and very clear command terms. Blood our soldiers there. This will be the first of many such necessary engagements to come. We have the army for, the soldiers for it, and the capability for it - depending on what...
by merlin
30 Sep 2014 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Philip First time India is getting a chance to carry the fight into Araby. After Qasim's razza in Sind here is a chance to settle account. Fighting ISIS India can support Iran and Syria. Let us not have wet dreams about that ramana. Why should Indian lives be lost for what is essentially a US creat...
by merlin
29 Sep 2014 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 156387

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Gives me no pleasure to say this but LCA SP-1 has missed the September 2014 deadline as well. It was the March-April 2014 deadline it had missed earlier. And LCA FOC delayed by 3 to 6 months beyond December 2014. Fingers crossed that it does not go beyond March 2015 but since ADA has mentioned upto ...
by merlin
26 Sep 2014 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

This summons thing calls for reciprocity just as it did in the Khobragade case. This nonsense of summoning Indian leaders to American courts for incidents in India have been going on for some time now. We have to put a fullstop to this practice now. Who do you expect will put an end to this practic...
by merlin
26 Sep 2014 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 714725

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

I thought that all 16 and the follow on taking the total to 91 odd were to be built in India. Or was it buy and make in India which means that they get built in India under ToT and as usual we get no benefit from it other than learning how the American's use screwdrivers?
by merlin
26 Sep 2014 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 127155

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Chanakya, a friendly advice - that previous post is not needed. Space and nuclear programs always had good funds, whomever was in power. Defence, Infra et al are a bit different and the last 10 years was abysmal OT, but regarding awards et al. I think the greatest award for Shree Naryanan would be ...
by merlin
25 Sep 2014 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Calling attention Mr. Merlin; you asked me a question once... sometime in May.... Your 'IAF in its own camp' is doing something :) ... If the Indian aerospace establishment’s recent track record with indigenous aircraft is any indication, IUSAV appears to be an audacious pipe dream. DRDO’s own defe...
by merlin
23 Sep 2014 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Don't hold your breath. Modi sarkar will be the same as MMS sarkar in this respect and will not even lodge an official protest beyond what may have already been done.
by merlin
23 Sep 2014 14:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 164231

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Cancelling deals due to middlemen is an albatross around the neck of the MoD foisted upon it by the Saint. Maybe time to legitimize middlemen? What should India care if middlemen are there or not as long as bribes aren't paid to influence what to buy and how much?
by merlin
23 Sep 2014 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 164231

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

MoD still hasn't got its head out of its arse I see. The more things change the more they remain the same.
by merlin
22 Sep 2014 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 142742

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Modi decides to reciprocate the US gesture of presenting MRAPS to Pakistan by proposing a visa on arrival scheme for US citizens. He sure does love his evangelists.
by merlin
22 Sep 2014 10:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 155907

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Hmm, above article says Litening 2 and the SPMAI article says Litening G4 which is correct.

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