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by hemant_sai
20 Feb 2019 23:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208506

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Of course my thoughts are all fanboy stuff and in reality I don't have any know how of aeronautics.
I wish MWF all the success and it should become a roaring success.
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409816

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1097858393073692672 ---> AMCA will fit into our fifth generation requirement. If it comes up in time , it will be our first option,” says the Indian Air Force. I would have loved to hear from IAF that they do not expect any import post 2024/25. Make IAF an accoun...
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155765

Re: Pulwama Attack

I think we should simplify things and ask one question, are we ready for war or not? If not, then no need to discuss anything of this - soft options being carried by govt are enough. If yes, then go for all out war - result should be 1] Get complete J&K back with No 370&35A 2] Free Balochist...
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35003

Re: Aero India 2019

I personally think that Aero India show must be postponed. How can we show the world that we as a nation are enjoying a military event/show and at the same time expressing grief and anger.
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35003

Re: Aero India 2019

Prasad wrote:Any questions for the RM? Opp today.

Why there is no provision of slapping penalty for delays in production and there should be provision for incentives for advance deliveries.
Why accountability is not fixed in contracts?
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35003

Re: Aero India 2019

Prasad wrote:Any questions for the RM? Opp today.

For some folks it appears that RM is not keen on reading between the lines when it comes to biases of forces and MoD babus. How she keeps herself knowledgeable on developments of weapons and platforms. Does she has any special interest in fighter planes?
by hemant_sai
18 Feb 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155765

Re: Pulwama Attack

Chinese state media reported that stop blaming Pakistan and China for terror attack. Show the proofs first. Guys do we have any pride or not. Why can't we close relations with both of them. Chinese are even worse enemy for us. We should stop this diplomatic stuff now. Let us call enemy as enemy. No ...
by hemant_sai
18 Feb 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155765

Re: Pulwama Attack

Valley has become rotten place. Humane approach will never work. Instead of expecting army to clean up, people of India should take the charge. Set an example soon else there will be more valleys across the nation in future.
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308793

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

Once we get first jets in Sept, the govt (NDA hopefully) must order next batches. Doesn't matter MII or MIF. Having massive air power is paramount. Imagine us having 2 3 squadrons of Rafales now, how much they would have changed the situation currently. It is evident that we are short on funding. W...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any li...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any li...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any lic...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 920
Views: 107655

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

Irony is we are putting so many brains - not to improve things but to make it worse. :) It doesn't look like a process cycle where feedback is taken to eliminate repeat of mistakes. What is the use of auditing decision making process when you cannot correct it before final decision is made. This who...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

Google shows Mig35 cost as $40mln. If this is true, why not go for new Mig35? If we are paying anything above $25mln for Mig29UPG upgraded from old stock, something is wrong with IAF.
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3488
Views: 391253

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

... I hope these are not just numbers on paper. In simple terms whatever amount is not yet paid to HAL, must not be part of these numbers. In that case I would expect govt. could have shared its thought if recent HAL borrowing due to lack of funds is justified or not. If really situation is so brig...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155765

Re: Pulwama Attack

Partial good news that MFN status is removed for Pakistan. I agree with @rohan1424 that all diplomatic relations with Pak should end. Regarding retaliation, I am not in favor of war but yes we need to increase frequency of surgical strikes, 01 strike in 05 years is of no use and we all can see that....
by hemant_sai
14 Feb 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155765

Re: Pulwama Attack

@syam, I share same feelings. But at large we people of India are responsible as we give space for political party's shamelessness. We, people of India have grown thick skin like politicians. Sometimes I doubt if it is people of India who fought against British or they were same few like our army men.
by hemant_sai
13 Feb 2019 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308793

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

Hindu: Rafale deal not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer Wow. The Hindu has put up the entire 8 page dissent note submitted by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team. Regardless of the concerns raised, the MoD is leaking sensitive docs like crazy. NaMo has certainly upset some very powerfu...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 19:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208506

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

The only engine you are allowed to talk about changing here would be Snecmized K9 or K10. Whatever recent articles I read, they had no mention of Kaveri for any of Tejas variant. It was only mentioned as planned for AMCA. Right now it seems as if suddenly engine program has become classified. No ne...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308793

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

I don't see much issue with current RM except that her anger and anxiety paralyses her ability to answer convincingly. To be honest, if BJP comes back to power, I won't recommend any reshuffle, at least not with RM. I would rather seek Mr. Parrikar's helping hand and free him from CM's responsibili...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 12:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208506

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Looking at timelines, if we are optimistic to have 01st flight of Mk2 at the end of 2020, I see equal possibility that by end of 2023 we can have IOC and start producing MK2 from APR-2024. On the other hand Mk1 FOC production is expected to continue till end of 2021. With 8 FOC trainers, it will be ...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308793

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

Rakesh sir, yes I have seen some of the rona dhonas here in BRF too while MMRCA 2 started. For me personally, Taking internal notes and memos of one person of a department and saying the whole deal went bad is akin to believing Bollywood gossip that is being said on MTv. As for the deal, CONgress a...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308793

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

More than RaGa, I am amazed at BJP leadership. They are not able to stop his outright lies. It appears that for RaGa, there is just no fear for shouting lies and in-fact after recent state-wins, he must be thinking - "Wow !!! It works. It is so easy just repeat-n-repeat". There is no price...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208506

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Very curious to see final airframe of Mk2. IAF officers had suggested that design will incorporate stealth as takeaway from AMCA design, I hope we will see a far better carved out Mk2 than earlier. It should not be the case that only canards are added and we are calling it a drastic design change.
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208506

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

1) "the entire assembly of front fuselage assembly weighs 500 kg approximately (Structure weight)" 2) "the entire assembly of Centre fuselage assembly weighs about 900 Kg (Structure weight) approximately" 3) "the entire assembly of Rear fuselage assembly weight 400Kg (Shell ...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 142400

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

this is like colony gossip increasing by the day. I am all for this purchase game. Takes good amount of budget, provides a good target for us. A nation with not even 1000 mile coastal line and entire economy of less than our defense budget. This is a great way to waste money. Tathastu Is it that we...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 11:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

>>FlightGlobal understands that the Tejas Mk2, which, for all intents and purposes can be considered as an all-new aircraft >>(or at least a substantially redesigned one) in the 16-17t weight class, will be ready to fly in the latter half of 2020 I think he meant 2020 s we need a couple of TDs flyi...
by hemant_sai
10 Feb 2019 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 41288

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Check this link,
https://mea.gov.in/rajya-sabha.htm?dtl/ ... O_PAKISTAN

I just feel like banging my head on the wall. What exactly stops India from declaring Pakistan as enemy state?
by hemant_sai
06 Feb 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

What we need is confirmed orders. Tell HAL it will be 320 LCA. Whatever version is completed development, it will produced next. The production line does not stop, because a version development is beyond schedule. Upgrade older version, if need be. Requirement like IOC only 16, FOC only 16, will or...
by hemant_sai
02 Feb 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 180
Views: 24882

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

There was time to do that, it was immediately after 2014. But now its not possible. The most important sector of GOI is barely touched in terms of reforms. I frankly feel Modi govt finds itself out of depth here completely. They have all good intentions but lack the competency and conviction to tak...
by hemant_sai
02 Feb 2019 20:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

kit wrote:HAL will likely be broken in to to leaner separate entities


This is your wish or you know something is already on the way?
by hemant_sai
31 Jan 2019 19:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This one is interesting article dated July 2017, https://idsa.in/idsacomments/tejas-one-year-after-induction-hal_sbmaharaj_120717 It emotes same apprehensions what we have today. If this was really July 2017, there are serious questions on HAL's willingness to promote Tejas. Looking at recent trend ...
by hemant_sai
30 Jan 2019 12:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

let me tell you a truth. So called "Everyone" never gets punishment. And expecting of everyone following morale principles is impractical. It is the leader who can make it or break it.
by hemant_sai
30 Jan 2019 12:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What is this babudom really is? Is RM not part of it? What role does "Minister of State for Defence" and "Defence Secretary" have? If we assume RM can be influenced by advisors, who are those really? After all who is accountable?
by hemant_sai
28 Jan 2019 19:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

:) I don't think we need to lose hope on Tejas as long as there are chances of BJP coming back to power. There are lot of fishy things in and around DPSUs/MoD/Procurement teams. Honestly a lot of work needs to be done on these DPSUs than Tejas itself. Raksha Mantri ji needs a very proactive approach...
by hemant_sai
25 Jan 2019 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4627
Views: 815041

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I am another wish maker like https://mobile.twitter.com/AdvaidhyaT/status/1086544330603425792, But one thing must be certain that Kaveri production contract should not go to HAL alone. Fortunately BharatForge & TASL has already started capability building in jet engine production. In-fact I stro...
by hemant_sai
25 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

I am interested to know when a contract is signed between IAF and HAL who approves expected timelines of deliverables. I am certain that HAL's agreement on timelines is must for any contract to be final. Does IAF/MoD includes any clauses which are binding on HAL which can result in penalty or deduct...
by hemant_sai
18 Jan 2019 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490767

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

^^^ Assuming ... Though it doesn't make sense, MMRCA must be there for a reason. May be more as a strategic than to just answer depleting sqd issue. I don't know how much true it is but i read somewhere that start of MMRCA back then ensured that our neighbor is denied access to better platforms and...
by hemant_sai
17 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834596

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I am just a curious guy following Tejas for more than a year now. What I have understood is, MoD, IAF/IA, PSUs(ADA/DRDO/HAL) have formed Chakravyuvha. We really need a strong pair of Krishna and Arjuna to break this and others might end up like Abhimanyu (Good Intent but Half Knowledge /Inability to...

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