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by Barath
09 Dec 2019 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3189
Views: 454115

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/i ... 2019-12-03

Cash for violence offers on tape. Few folks travelled to Delhi to make the offers...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1925
Views: 113639

Re: A look back at the partition

It was a quick draft while I struggled to fix links and spelling errors. It's clear it led directly to communal violence. Mob violence, riots, murder, etc. To make clear the import of them not getting their demands. Pretty much in spirit of Direct Action Day. ""The power to destroy a thing...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1925
Views: 113639

Re: A look back at the partition

How four Christian votes made Pakistan possible ...The vote itself was 88 for remaining with India and 91 for joining Pakistan. The three votes (actually four) which created the majority were the three votes of Christian members Dewan Bahadur Singha, Mr. Cecil Gibbon and Mr Fazal Elahi, plus Singha...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A debunking of overheated claims made in : https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/failed-agni-iii-test-may-dent-indias-credible-deterrence/ I used to find diplomat articles articles fairly good, definitely better than the average media. This one disappointed me. --- The author, Pranav R. Satyanath's argume...
by Barath
29 Nov 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 417021

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Can any gurus enlighten why India got into a seemingly unequal treaty? 25% water share with >80% population share? There must be more to it. Wiki seems straightforward Pakistan was insisting on historical right to all the waters of Indus tributaries. (the pre-partition distribution). Plus they were...
by Barath
22 Nov 2019 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's the ammo hoist, the feed system, the loading system, the extraction and handling of the empties, the hydraulics, the electrics and not mention the FCS and the multiple power systems feeding it all. The hoist itself can go down 3-4 decks. The higher the rate of fire, the more complicated the sy...
by Barath
22 Nov 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

2 MIG- 35s! :) I welcome the thought though of acquiring larger guns but would instead prefer the IN to acquire the 8" guns aboard the new Zumwalt class of DDGs which supposedly have an 80+nm range with the LRAP projectiles.That would be great for our future larger surface combatants giving ma...
by Barath
31 Oct 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251619

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/kudankulam-nuclear-power-plant-dtrack-north-korea-atms-1614200-2019-10-30 Dtrack is used by a North Korea-based hacker group Lazarus. What is DTrack? DTrack, as flagged by cyber-security firm Kaspersky, is used by hackers to attack financial and research centres...
by Barath
09 Oct 2019 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 474212

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

While reading through the Huskit article on Top 10 BVR Fighter Aircraft 2019 , it said the following on the Rafale while comparing it to the Typhoon: The text in bold and red regarding one-way Vs two-way data links was a bit of a concern: 1. Does the Rafale have a one-way only data link to the Mete...
by Barath
05 Oct 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Army inducts Israeli 'tank killers’ till DRDO develops indigenous ones ...... to meet immediate operational requirements the “first lot” of the 210 Spike missiles, with a dozen launchers, “arrived in India about 10 days ago” as part of the “Army vice chief’s emergency procurement powers” ...... “Th...
by Barath
04 Oct 2019 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 115718

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

I have a question. For MWF which GE 414 engine was chosen? 1) F414 Enhanced Engine: 116 kn went thrust Or 2) F414-GE-INS6: 97 kn wet thrust There is no EPE . GE was hoping that US navy would fund it for hornets. But it has not yet materialized. If it happens then i presume it will be an option for ...
by Barath
27 Sep 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/come-september-28-navys-1st-aircraft-carrier-dry-dock-to-start-operation-6014999/ @Chola : The FA/50 Lockmart/Korean offering lost out to the Boeing offering for T-X Also the stakes for the dry dock (gorgeous photos!) aren't as high as in Russia. India can tak...
by Barath
09 Sep 2019 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 271160

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I don’t think the weeping was because of a technical failure. The tears came when approached by the prime minister. Dr Sivan seemed to feel he had let down the prime minister, and through him the Indian people. The tears came after the prime minister's speech. A mix of emotions likely. Own disappoi...
by Barath
30 Aug 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345947

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

@ brar_w Acknowledge your point. But a couple of points : Boeing did invest > $ 2 billion in 10 white tail C17 planes (over a year's worth) at a time when overall Boeing (cvil+military) net profit was ~$5 billion. And this predated military division wins in T-X,MQ-25, new F18, F15-EX and predated US...
by Barath
29 Aug 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345947

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Khalsa wrote:the problem is the thin air and short runway of Leh.
I suspect the problem would be the sink rate of the 747 during landing instead of the takeoff


Though it is not 1:1 replacement for airlift capability, don't forget expected railway line to Leh. Though I cannot answer when.
by Barath
29 Aug 2019 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345947

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The USAF has some fairly shaky assumptions on future strategic lift demands which may or may not pan out. ...... . Any surplus capability the USAF buys until then will likely be in the form of a service as opposed to a procurement of aircraft. This is true for both A-400 type and KC-390 type in the...
by Barath
28 Aug 2019 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345947

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Brar can provide more input on this.... USAF Wants More Airlift Capacity But With C-17 Out Of Production What Could Provide It? https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24542/usaf-wants-more-airlift-capacity-but-with-c-17-out-of-production-what-could-provide-it That leaves of possibility of US selling...
by Barath
27 Aug 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Actually, there has been some "discussion" as to why the Aussies chose the French design. Their long term plan is to build nuclear-powered submarines and someone " thought" it s as might be well to have a design that is actually derived from a nuclear boat. <very relevant point ...
by Barath
06 Aug 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821780

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

This is likely for follow on tranches. Remember SDR means Software Defined. That *should* mean SDRs of two different firms can talk to each other. Also, given the scale of requirement, won't be surprised if 2 different vendors, different sets of systems enter our menagerie. I don't get it. SDR is a...
by Barath
05 Aug 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 749081

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-to-embark-on-rs-10000-cr-project-to-replace-mi-17-copters/articleshow/70529680.cms The idea : An indigenous development of IMRH (Indian Multi Role helicopter) in 12 ton class to replace Mi8/Mi17 both globally and in India. ( 550 indian helicopt...
by Barath
31 Jul 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 951
Views: 157552

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The Shornet has the best chance to get into the Indian CBG setup - 1. Boeing seems to have found a work around the small elevator size . CM ji, the last solution I heard was to tilt the plane in the elevator or detachable wings (I don't remember which one was for which plane). . If I recall correct...
by Barath
31 Jul 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1243
Views: 182474

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

Yes, you are right, I had the F35 block 4 link for elbit. [also less relevant legacy F16 HUD back end upgrades etc], but skipped posting it; figuring F16V, F18 etc may actually be more relevant. I guess I was thinking that the CPD would be common between the F16V new/upgrades and F16IN Block 70 aka ...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Jay, This is a side discussion but specific impulse is a unit of efficiency of fuel utilization in a propulsion system. ..... Nothing beats air breathing engines since they don’t carry oxidizer or at least not all of it. So that is the rocket propulsion 101 that I know. . Can I suggest a small amen...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1243
Views: 182474

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

^^Well, may be he was a Matheswaran clone. Who knows? But the fact is that the buttons on the glass of F-35 moved back to the old tactile buttons on the panel at the same convenient location for left hand operation as in F-16 when it is adapted to F-21. The F-21 cockpit has evolved via multiple ite...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4057
Views: 441105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^ note also that the s400, like it's predecessors will see periodic upgrades rendering it viable in the long term. The s300s for example have seen constant upgrades and are not the same as what was used in the 70s. I have less faith in the Indian defense procurement system providing predictable and...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 951
Views: 157552

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

"F18E/F Superhornet is not the F18 Hornet" Arguably worse aerodynamics (infamous wing fences) though a much larger aircraft with all its attendant advantages/disadvantages. True. Wing drop problem in development, and canted pylons are reminders that design isn't straightforward. https://w...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 951
Views: 157552

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

@Haridas. Quite Possible. Still, the point should be stated by *someone* that the F18E/F Superhornet is not the F18 Hornet. And it is the former, newer plane that is on offer and not the older one,or the YF17.. with reasonable speculation on getting a Growler offer, too. An possible analogy would be...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2727
Views: 416615

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK needs an India reconnect under new PM Boris Johnson https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/uk-needs-an-india-reconnect-under-new-pm-boris-johnson/articleshow/70413075.cms https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-not-first-tier-country-for-post-brex...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1306
Views: 234028

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Here's Air Force magazine's coverage on the AIM-260 JATM - Air Force Developing AMRAAM Replacement to Counter China Some folks believe that this is different/distinct from another long range weapon that came out of shadows during development.. LREW https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-lon...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1306
Views: 234028

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

As a newish multi-role it was good enough to replace the F14 of Top Gun fame and a couple of others. If all that wasn't there or in the pipeline, and if the threat were still as severe..the F/A-18E/F would not have replaced the F-14. The Naval ATF (F-22N) would have. The Navy fought tooth and nail ...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821780

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

The other fear is that .. Algeria rejected 34 Mig 29 SMT in 2007 and returned them to Russia .Some because of manufacturing quality, other because their supposed new parts actually dated back to the 1990s. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2009/01/15/Russia-to-fly-34-MiG-29s-that-Algeria-rejected/735...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821780

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

I'm unclear as to service/airframe life of the mig 29 under offer. Early mig 29 had quite a short design life (4000 hours in this example, after upgrade, even earlier ones and engines may have been less), but it was increased later. The mig 35 I think has 6000 hours design, similar to early f-18s th...
by Barath
17 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Fire damages Kilo class submarine INS Sindhukesari at Mumbai yard in March, will delay release from refit to duty https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/fire-damages-submarine-at-mumbai-yard/articleshow/69819050.cms After a Russian upgrade/life extension, the refit at mumbai was needed to...
by Barath
15 Jun 2019 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 951
Views: 157552

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

[ Technology F-18 is a 1970s plane with lipstick on it. its the loser of the F-16 light weight fighter and was called F-17. The USN decided they will take it and navalize it. And became the F-18. Ramana, some corrections to factual inaccuracies. The current 'F18' aka superhornet is a 2001 plane. Gr...
by Barath
07 Jun 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The reason I mention the TU-142 is that it is effectively the same aircraft as the TU95 bomber. Capable of having additional/strengthened hard points and a massive range, it out-ranges both the TU-160 and the B1. With a un-refueled range of ~12500 kms, it can show up from the South China sea off Ch...
by Barath
07 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Well if wishes were courses why not a 737 based Bomber, Awacs, Mid Air refueller, common platform with our LRMP no. Why not a fighter? :wink: Jtull, you only thought you were joking. There is a concept of an arsenal plane. After all, it is the missile that delivers the hurt. And a big plane can car...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why TU-142? We can go for TU-160. Supersonic, long range bomb truck. 40+ Tonnes of munitions. In a sense, you can think of Tu 160 not as a bomber but as a cruise missile carrier. It carries long range standoff cruise missiles (strategic ones) rather than acting as penetrating strike bomber. In that...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any confirmation yesterday Brahmos test a failure, not mentioned in many media reports https://zeenews.india.com/india/supersonic-cruise-missile-brahmos-test-fired-2209123.html http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2019/jun/05/brahmos-fails-fresh-trial-1986254.html Not more than what was al...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We should join a dedicated bomber program. Indranil ji. Understand your first point (it's not as easy to modify - edit: see also A330MRTT for example of delays in modifying existing airliner.). Don't understand your second point. What makes a bomber survivable for the long range penetrative high pa...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551906

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, that is wishful thinking on part of the development organisation as it pitched to get approval and more importantly funding for the program. In the corporate world, such statements are called “thought leadership” with the primary intention of getting funding :D NGARM would be a much more man...

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