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by Philip
15 Nov 2019 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107457

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

Being single-engined, the reliability of the engine and on-board support and maintenance of the utmost importance.
by Philip
15 Nov 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521665

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

Quote correct Manigou.When you turn tail and run, how is that air superiority? How many seconds were the Paki pilots in Indian airspace? If that's what they call " air superiority", then at the next major spat with Pak, the IAF have little to fear! Air Superiority was displayed by the IAF ...
by Philip
15 Nov 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Bulgaria has fast- tracked acquisition of 2 ex- Dutch mine countermeasure vessels.What is the IN doing? We have zero MCM vessels today when we had around 20 a few decades ago.Depressing.
by Philip
06 Nov 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We would've graduated much earliet to upgraded U- boats with AIP.We were leaders in Asia then in sub- building but let even the Pakis overtake us with the Agosta-90Bs woth MESMA AIPsystems.Two+ decades on, we still haven't a single AIP sub while several in Asia do! Of course we've built our fledglin...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750731

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What the Min. of Fin. should do is to imagine that we are a market of only a billion+ Indians and what we make at home should satisfy all of our needs.Exports are a bonus. If we like many other nationz rely upon cheap imports, we become a debtor nation with the value of the. rupee sliding still furt...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 19:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750731

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Great decision to give RCEP the upturned finger. A conspiracy to turn India into a dumping ground for cheap Chin gagbage.

By the way the Delhi cop vs lawyer situ is ridiculous.Wbere are we debating it?
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Because of the hullabaloo over the alleged HDW scandal the VP Singh used against Rajiv G, found years later to have no proof, we stopped production of HDW subs and asininely instead of finding an alternative sub to build, dumped the entire manufacturing eqpt. acquired at great cost and sold it for s...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What we also need are long endurance UUVs some which could have limited armament.These are perfect for sanitising the chokepoints and guarding approaches to major naval bases and ports.They would relieve manned subs from such mindane tasks enabling them to perform more offensive missions in far- off...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

BMos- NG is a challenge because the entire missile will shrink in length and diameter to be able to be carried by a variety of aircraft, warships and fired from std. sub TTs. The engine will have to be new apart from other components.Developing an LR AAM from the existing version is still a monument...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5553
Views: 615112

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

A mutual Logistics agreement (ARLS) is expected to be signed by the Indian DM Rajnath Singh between India and Russia in Moscow this week for setting up JVs for manufacturing spares for Ru milware. A delegation of over 50 members from Indian industry is accompanying the minister for deals in various ...
by Philip
05 Nov 2019 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547541

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Keep the crafty cheatin' Chinämen out of India.Impose huge tariff barriers all Chin goods and/or ban items.$60B going on $70B as trade deficit must face a swift closure.Secondly, send a high- powered trade delegation to Taiwan and get from Taiwan ( and Japan and SoKo) what they can replace from Chin...
by Philip
04 Nov 2019 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491581

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Imran is going for the head of the anti- Imran bandwagon, charging him with a variety of wrongdoings. His option A, to lock up the bugger and deal with the mob with the lathi. The Paki army is having by supporting both sides and true to form grooming options when the skipper , Capt.Khan is hit for 6...
by Philip
01 Nov 2019 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Vips, are you sure the Germans have retreated? If so a great pity. I thought that Frau Merkel was to make a strong pitch for her U-boats during her visit.I am quite sceptical of the French winning the contest.Three factors.Scorpene leaks, promise to Oz to never give India equivalent sub-tech and the...
by Philip
01 Nov 2019 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Are these GBs the same ones first revealed at 2/3 air show previously? The mockups displayed had composite
bodies.
by Philip
01 Nov 2019 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409264

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We now have to do two basic things.Get down to business of governance and step up anti- terror ops.
by Philip
31 Oct 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147519

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Russian Blackjack strategic bombers just visited S.Africa.They carry an equal statement of any carrier showing the flag. Imagine IN strat. supersonic bombets " showing the flag" in IOR littoral nations; it would send a most powerful message indeed.
by Philip
31 Oct 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147519

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Yes, there are enough 29Ks for both carriers. The req. for 59+ for IAC-2 can be put on the shelf as even if we decide to build it it will arrive only around 2035.There will be a few more new options in the intervening period In that time hopefully the NLCA will be perfected, but it has limitations b...
by Philip
31 Oct 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795427

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

I get the impression that these combat titbits relate to WVR dogfighting.It would be interesting to find out how the " kills" were made.With guns or WVR AAMs.
by Philip
31 Oct 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1656
Views: 273953

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Both Amur/ Lada and Kilos are being built for the RuN and Kilos for export. Comparatively very cheap when compared with western equivalents and still causing migraines for western navies. A VLS plug apart from the std. 18 torpedoes/ mines/ missiles ,adds to the number of weapons carried.Some subs ha...
by Philip
31 Oct 2019 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The IN supposedly operates all Klub versions. It's not going to advertise its capabilities. Even Kalibir is on the table if we buy an Ru sub for the P-75I prog. The next step for our desi AIP system should be integration aboard a sub.Either a Kilo or one of the U-boats should be modified.There's a b...
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50021

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

A further Q.What armament will the AMCA carry in its internal weapon bays. I say this because the IAF has suddenly realised the virtue of larger platforms, where even transports can carry " swarms" of UCAVs to jnleash upon enemy targets.We havd been for a decade plus advocating the need go...
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5553
Views: 615112

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

What South Block and its fixation with Yanquiland as the magic bullet to cure all our ills, appears blind to the realities on the ground both in Asia and the Middle East where a Pax Moskova is replacing the Pax Americana that held sway in the 20th century. The transformation in Syria where Russian m...
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409264

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I have said ad nauseum that it is impossible for Pak to behave like a responsible, cuvilised nation when it comes to Kashmir.It is incorrigible in its policy of unleashing terror in the state with the ultimate aim of annexing it any which way. So what must our policy be? Only inflicting upon Pak unb...
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Our " customisation" brings with it the two added factors of extra cost- for the bells and whistles wanted and secondly considerable time delay as these would be "first editions". We've lost the common sense approach of yesteryear where we first acquired vanilla models then upgra...
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50021

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

How are we going to fund LCA Mk-2 , desi production of MRCA 2.0, MKI upgrades and AMCA? It hints at dumping the LCA Mk-2 whose roll out is tasked at the same timeframe of ambitious AMCA programme.
by Philip
30 Oct 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1656
Views: 273953

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Russia is to begin construction of 2 more advanced Kilo 636 subs for its Pacific fleet.These subs are still so deadly now armed with Kalibir missiles and cost around $300+M only built in jut two years time too. While Amur/ Lada subs are also entering series production after years of development, the...
by Philip
29 Oct 2019 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409264

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sub Swamy severly criticises the union govt. over the EU team's visit calling it " a perversion of our national policy". He urged the govt. to cancel the visit saying it was " immoral".Oppn. leaders have also expressed outrage saying it was an insult to parliament as no MPs had b...
by Philip
28 Oct 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

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

Just a naive Q.During the Cold War we had little choice, the best of Sov. eqpt. but at friendship prices with v.little available from the west barring modest Jags.The M2K was a breakthrough meant to counter Paki F-16s and for good measure MIG-29s were also bought. What if the GOI told the IAF that o...
by Philip
28 Oct 2019 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Didn't they experiment with a new turret on a diff. chassis? Imagine a T-90MS turret on a superior more powerful Arjun chassis. It could be quite an interesting beast.Apart from Tank- X, we don't seem to bd doing much out-of-the-box experimentation for all 3 services.No experimentsl subs even after ...
by Philip
28 Oct 2019 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409264

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I'm not too happy at seeing 28 EU members " inspect" Kashmir tomorrow. We cannot allow any international entity to get a toehold into our internal affairs in J&K. I understand the need for it to counter Paki propaganda, but Pak will do the same thing on its side.Can we also ensure that...
by Philip
28 Oct 2019 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

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

With the second tranche of 80+ Mk-1As supposedly a certainty, the only argument for the extra imported 114 birds is that the production rate of Tejas cannot replace the hundreds of retiring MIGs. So why not set up extra Tejas manufacturing line/s with the pvt. sector, who are being sought out by the...
by Philip
27 Oct 2019 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491581

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Baghdadi , the ISI " Big Daddy", has met his end scuttling, screaming and sh*tting in his pants in an underground tunnel, blowing himself up to smithereens thanks to the Donald! 3 hearty cheers to Trump.More strength to his arm in pursuing Islamic terror. Now dear Donald, head for Pukeista...
by Philip
26 Oct 2019 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491581

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pak is a pestilential pustulent perversity, that has no place amongst the civilised nations on the planet.No nation is perfect, but Pak has nothing redeeming whatsoever.In fact it oozes such a vile stench of sulfurus slime and scum that any nation it engages with risks contagion.We see it in J&K...
by Philip
25 Oct 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795427

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

Latest news of Indo- US JVs for drone tech, both defensive systems plus developing the ability to send " swarms of drones using C-17 and C-130J transports, only echoes my quotes for the last few years of former USN CNO, Adm.Greenhert's famous speech in the context of the USN acquiring ultra- ex...
by Philip
25 Oct 2019 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For the benefit of the carrier crowd in the IN lusting after a 3rd. EMALS CV ,even before the long-delayed IAC-1 of 45K t has been commissioned and put through its paces. The latest US supercarrier the Gerald Ford has been plagued by so many problems that it will be able according to latest estimate...
by Philip
23 Oct 2019 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96972

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turks ard not in the EU.Denied entry! Are in NATO though. May very well ditch NATO later on if Erdo- Gun stays on.
by Philip
23 Oct 2019 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96972

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Spot on! Megalomaniac and would be Ottoman sultan Erdo-gun, wants a bomb so he can tatoo on his member the nuclear symbol ! It is the slut-an of Stamboul who craves nuclear status to be able to look the Israelis in the face and sabre rattle. He more than the ayatollat too- mani in Teheran is who is ...
by Philip
23 Oct 2019 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86601

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There is no prosletysing in Christian schools of the kind in which I studied.In fact there is a very careful watch on any infringement of the same.All religions are treated with respect and the aim is to produce good citizens of India. If it were otherwise, why is there a rush for admissions to lead...
by Philip
23 Oct 2019 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477394

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump, tectonic shift? The man who's carving out the destiny of the ME is czar Putin.The US is in retreat, utterly divided at home and the lack of a stable government with a supersonic revolving door for the top babu posts betrays instability on a grand scale.Hitching our star to that wagon without ...
by Philip
23 Oct 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477394

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

True, but the US establishment requires their permanent " fix" of pure Paki 'pium, to conduct their dirty tricks in Asia and the region. India, the world's largest democracy and unmatched indigenous spiritualism , spread all over the globe, refuge for the Jews and has its own version of Ch...

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