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by Philip
18 Sep 2019 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 26103

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Karan media reports keep saying MS t-90s, including the IMR August issue featuring the "IA's MBTs, shape of things to come".Is there any MOD/ official statement that differs?
by Philip
18 Sep 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1954
Views: 429362

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Number of air defence SAMs still looks inadequate for saturation attacks.Poor secondary air defence systems, only 2 30mm mounts.Given the size is larger than the P-17s, it could have increased missile weaponry including a more advanced integral ASW missile system like the Klub variant, etc. It does ...
by Philip
18 Sep 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2258
Views: 428602

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

China is reportedly about to unveil several drones including a carrier based UAV and perhaps a supersonic one too. For some reason our UAV programmes seem to be progressing at a very slow pace.We've seen Rustom at umpteen air shows, still under development.This crash will set back the programme even...
by Philip
17 Sep 2019 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157879

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The one mistake we should not make under any circumstances is to get molitarily engaged in Afghanistan, thd graveyard oc empires.The Brits lost two wars there.In one out of almost 16, 000 troops who entered, just one survived.Heed Kipling's famous words; "When you're wounded and dying on Afghan...
by Philip
17 Sep 2019 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 825
Views: 77713

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Christianity globaly is on the backfoot because of the past deplorable acts of many of its organisations and " Christian" countries.The Catholic church with its paedo scandals,and Protestant churches too have their dirty line to wash. Organised entities are on the decline barring a few cul...
by Philip
17 Sep 2019 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35012

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Cui bono? Obviously an entity that wants Iran punished, like the attack on a Japanese tanker when its PM was in Teheran. Who is the ME leader in deep sh*t right now, beseiged with corruption allegations and with an election round the corner? His tribe has decades of stunning ops of his secret servic...
by Philip
16 Sep 2019 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35012

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Vivek, you are spot on.Drones used by the Houthis or anyone else would have to penetrate sophisticated Saudi air defences relying heavily on US and western eqpt. and missiles, SAMs, etc. The resistance to the Saudis at home is growing and drones launched at short range by sabotuers would be able to ...
by Philip
16 Sep 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710165

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

Incendiary munitions will also leave a fiery footprint that the Pakis won't be able to conceall. The more cheap PGMs we possess the better, launched from our side of the border.
by Philip
16 Sep 2019 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76897

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

A lighter NLCA than a 29K should not pose too much of a snapping problem oc the arr. wires with lesser stress on the cables.
by Philip
16 Sep 2019 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1992
Views: 246871

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

British Bullshit Corp. about to telecast a news report ," Kashmir in ferment" right now.We should kick out the BBC from India ek thum! Their perverted pro- Paki propaganda is nauseating in the extreme and riddled with deliberate inaccuracies. Why are there no reports about demos in POK? B*...
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597850

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Indian workers could do the same for Russia's far eastern region just as they did in the Gulf.Russia has vast natural resources that could last for centuries and our traditional relations would see no problem in lakhs of Indian workers working on Indo-Russian JVs .Our Gulfie exodus could turn from t...
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 576936

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Tx.Pushkar, but the A-330s as a platform are far more expensive than IL-76s which could be the standard platform for AWACS, AEW, tankers and other specialised ELINT aircraft.We need larger numbers too. Pak will possess 10 Saab Eriye AEW aircraft eventually. Enough for their needs. We too need number...
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234460

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Ha!Ha! Like Deng's famous statement about a cat's colour being immaterial as long as it caught rats!
The Chin influence upon the Paki military mindset is steadily growing....
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13695

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

An armed HTT would be very useful in sanitising border areas like Burma, Bdesh and the NE states, apart from our borders with Pak, where there are constant attempts to sneak in terrorists and insurgents. Our " own people", the Naxals/ Maoists have also been responsible for the deaths of hu...
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76897

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

Yaas! Boeing are pulling out all stops touting the SH as the best snake-oil medicine for the IN's fleet air arm. Despite the 29K being an excellent fighter ( teething troubles acknowledged), and much cheaper too (we got them for just $28M a pop), lifts too small for the SH aboard both our current ca...
by Philip
15 Sep 2019 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35012

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Pootin? Or should it be the Ayatollah-too-many! Whatever the reason for the " drone attack" or not , as the case may be, its bad nooz for Soothi Barbaria and its mad despot MBS. Its Gulfie allies have tired of the Yemen war- they have no stomach for it, preferring the fleshpots of Dubai in...
by Philip
14 Sep 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 576936

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Why the A-330 is being touted when the IL-76 ( new upgraded version) is being acquired for our two extra Phalcons , far cheaper too, beats me.Allegedly, the A-330 option was turned down on the cost factor in comparison with the Ru bird previously so a new strategy- wanting only a twin-engined bird, ...
by Philip
14 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13695

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

HTT-40 will become the aircraft of choice of the flying clubs across the country. That's a v.big market considering the requirement for thousands of civilian airline pilots alone who have to learn on a BT.. Though increasinhly drones ard taking over duties like crop spraying and for surveillance mil...
by Philip
14 Sep 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76897

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

The NLCA has its space in the IN's firmanent.It can be a very useful addition to our carrier combat aircraft inventory. If you look at the kind of weaponry and ordnance that the LCA/ NLCA is to carry, from BVR, WVR AAMs, and ALCMs, they're almost uniformly carried across our heavier aircraft and und...
by Philip
13 Sep 2019 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347683

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Media reports: The US has accused Israel of planting sophisticated devices know as " Stingrays", to eavesdrop on calls, etc. near the White House and in the capital.The devices that mimic mobile towers after examination by US agencies were according to them to have most likely come only fr...
by Philip
12 Sep 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141199

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Size of lifts of our two CVs a problem for now. However, if a Hawkeye sized AEW bird can be jointly developed it could also be used on land and our islands. No idea about the Yak-44 situ, but if the RuN is serious about their future larger CVs and the Kuz., then such a bird will be required. Our CAB...
by Philip
12 Sep 2019 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141199

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

These are our best AEW assets as of now and obviously effective at their business why another 10 KA-31 are reportedly in the pipeline, obviously for the Vikrant and new surface ships.Even the RN uses a Sea King AEW bird for its CVs which also use a ski- jump for aircraft launch, the helo which has a...
by Philip
12 Sep 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430653

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is this a new missile or Nag MANPADS? Looks like Nag. Incidentally a 2017 F mag issue has a good feature on our layered AD strategy and the various missiles being acquired/ inducted along with the PAD under development. Akash-2 with ER will increase the SAM's capability, range and new rocket motor.S...
by Philip
12 Sep 2019 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Anyone remember the ongoing crisis with Boeing's 737 Max birds! On a more serious note, having transports being made in India for both mil/civil roles in both HAL and pvt. sector, will give a fillip to our aviation industry.Our last HAL transport bird made was the venerable HS-748/AVRO, still flying...
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141199

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Or a td. on ASW warfare developments including international.
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1921
Views: 326462

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Why we waste time and money countering Pak beats me.A sheer waste of time and resources.We should simply suspend ALL diplomatic relations with Pak until it stops terror attacks across our borders.The only language we must henceforth use must be that of the gun. Pak must be treated like a radio- acti...
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1921
Views: 326462

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

On the 18th. anniversary of 9/11, an act more diabolic than that on Pearl Harbour, killing more Americans in the multiple terror attacks, we must remember where the arch- criminal of terror, mastermind of 9/11 was eventually found after years of unsuccessful searching, in PAKISTAN, living in comfort...
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1954
Views: 429362

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sorry Nachi. if there have been inadverdent off-topic posts.Will keep to the topic in future.
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1118
Views: 155134

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

France can be a reliable supplier of advanced hardware across the board , but it comes at huge cost when compared with equiv. Ru wares. We have to be selective in choosing French wares for items far superior to others and at reasonable cost.Missiles, aero- engines, sub tech, and aircraft and aerospa...
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Def. News /TOI report that HAL is seriously considering building the 70 seat Ru IL-114 which would be a replacement for a popular civil passenger transport , (ATR-72?) cheaper by 25% at just $17/18 M a pop. The bird comes with PW engines, plush interiors too. Certification is expected to be over by ...
by Philip
11 Sep 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3379
Views: 473649

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

An Indian co., C2C DB, has made a breakthrough in winning an order for a sophisticated CMS ( combat management system) for two British built frigates of the Malaysian Navy, the Leiku ans Jebat , against stiff competetion from Thales, etc. The Bangalore - based co. has also been involved in systems f...
by Philip
10 Sep 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141199

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

That's why a sister ship to the new Vikrant can be built faster and economically as it would be a repeat order.So if we were thinking of a QE 2 type CV,unaffordable to us,we could even examine the Krylov design and get Ru tech assistance to build it here. However,that would make 3 types of CVs a mai...
by Philip
09 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 542149

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Rajya Sabha TV has an excellent Security Scan weekly programme.Two have featured the BSF in the Rann of Kutch and this week the Thar desert.A must watch.
by Philip
09 Sep 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1992
Views: 216473

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Look, Nehru kicked the bucket 55 years ago! One can't blame past leaders ad nauseum for problems today. All our past leaders had flaws .Look at Mrs.G.Brilliantly dismemberd Pak." Durga's gift to India" said ABV. But she imposed the emergency and let her spolit brat Sanjay G. run amok. Howe...
by Philip
09 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13695

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

The HPT-32 crashes with several pilots killed soured the IAF's appetite for another HAL BT.That's understandable. Demanding higher performance specs than intl. BTs available was obviously a device to prevent HAL from offering a new option and further delaying the acquisition of BTs which was critica...
by Philip
09 Sep 2019 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430653

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Akash-NG is said to be the follow- on to the programme with the range extended to 50km and a new solid fuel rocket motor instead of the exg. ramjet.This will complement the B-8 MRSAM which has a reported range from 30 to 70+km. Most manufacturers develop some SAMs from.AAMs, with much commonality.Ha...
by Philip
09 Sep 2019 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597850

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia is reportedly going to use Chahbahar port in Iran for its navy which India is helping develop. One is confident that such a deal will be forthconing as it may include extra provisions beyond mere logistics.
by Philip
08 Sep 2019 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35012

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

With the US abandoning the Iran- EU/ West deal over N- weapons and limiting N- research, imposing sanctionz galore and threatening military attack , Iran has restarted its N-centifruges and has announced that the previously detained tanker and its cargo of oil, released by Gibraltar and spotted off ...
by Philip
08 Sep 2019 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157879

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Now that Trump has realised- at least for the moment the duplicitous Taliban/ ISI's machinations in Afg., he should also realise that the only wsy to defeat the Taliban is to defeat Pak first.The land-locked Taliban surrounded by hostile neighbours get all their sustenance only from Pak. Screwing Pa...

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