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by Philip
27 Oct 2020 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5638
Views: 713817

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The Navalny affair was a false flag operation intended to tar Putin and Russia as the villains,so that the Nordstream 2 pipeline project,bringing gas to Germany and Europe would collapse. Cheap Ru gas feeds European nations and feeds Russia too.Even the estranged UKR depends upon Ru energy. What Rus...
by Philip
27 Oct 2020 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967975

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

Japan was the scourge of Asia in WW2,met its just desserts at Hiro and Naga.It's now 75 years on and many Asian states prefer standing with Japan than China after it displayed its naked ambition in seizing the atolls in the ICS by force and turning them into huge mil. bases.
by Philip
27 Oct 2020 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 10467

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Israeli drones,Harop?
by Philip
27 Oct 2020 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A VLS plug is preferable as tube launched missile magazines are limited as the size of std. torpedo rooms is usually able to accommodate a max. of 18 weapons. A plug will give additional firepower,8 to 10 SSMs. We could go the Israeli Dolphin way as ellm in having two sizes of tubes,the larger 650mm...
by Philip
27 Oct 2020 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380407

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Vietnam is supposedly going to convert some of its large stock of mothballed MIG-21s into drones,as target drones or even as UCAVs.The task of converting these non- FBW aircraft into unmanned birds is going to be difficult and expensive for the Vietnamese,but could be v.useful assets once the conver...
by Philip
26 Oct 2020 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5638
Views: 713817

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Imagine a spat between the US and the PRC ,a messy situ drawing in other countries where Ru comes to the aid of the PRC and we are press-ganged by the US into a QUAD response- the way we're heading. There is no way that we can allow any country to wage war against Russia shooting from our shoulder, ...
by Philip
26 Oct 2020 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5638
Views: 713817

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Yes,the US forces in the Pacific were notorious for acquiring Japanese " souvenirs", of the human kind.American mutilation of Japanese war dead was widespread and reported widely in the global media.The Japanese described the Americans as " deranged,primitive ,racist and inhuman"...
by Philip
26 Oct 2020 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967975

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

Much anticipation is expected in chattering circles about the " Quad", with Oz finally coming to the party. However,each member of this informal club have differing interests.Oz for example donot want it turned into a formal mil. alliance,as which nation will come to India's aid if war bre...
by Philip
25 Oct 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We appear to be adopting the Chin strategy of winning a war without fighting,by intimidation. Do they really want a Himalayan battle with a battle-hardened India? If the Galwan clash taught them anything is that we relish killing Chinks. Therefore the answer is NO.Had Mad Mandarin Xitler wanted war,...
by Philip
25 Oct 2020 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This is why the JV Brahmos mantra is the way to get both tech. and toy into service in the fastest time possible.Going it alone is a lonely experience akin to searching in a dark tunnel for a black cat that isn't there! We're doing the same with the MR/LR SAM system with Israel,B-8, sometimes called...
by Philip
25 Oct 2020 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343579

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The USN plans to equip all its DDGs in the future right down to exg. Arleigh Burkes with hypersonic missiles to meet the threat from the PLAN. First Virginia class SSNs,then Zumwalt DDGs,then the Burkes in that order,since their missile silos are too small to take a larger " boost-glide" h...
by Philip
24 Oct 2020 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Lada is in series production as well as Kilos. They appear to be using them for diff. theatres.Anyway, the P-75I prog. will take at least 7 years to arrive,why the offer of Kilos 3+3 is a good interim solution.At least 1 or 2 will be again transferred to Myanmar in the future,from 2005 some may star...
by Philip
23 Oct 2020 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

After decades of " Nagging",Nag ( pardon the pun) finally makes
the grade! Better late thannever,but never must any future DRDO programme take this long.Nag's range today is the bare minimum,as future ranges are looking at 10km.
Swift production for both ground and attack helo reqs.needed.
by Philip
23 Oct 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

KK,I've been saying for many years that we should in a G-2-G deal build more U-boats,latest enlarged design with AIP. This because of the inordinate delays and huge cost overrun with the Scorpenes,us the damaging data leaks.The MESMA AIP system is less efficient than German fuel-cell AIP systems too...
by Philip
22 Oct 2020 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Nam,quite right. Democracy comes at a price.As Bhutto wrote , India is " held together by its noise annd chaos." Mischief-making abundant." Abdullahs" ,will blow the Chin bugle and greedy businessmen will peddle PRC products oblivious to the fate of our local industry. Babus will...
by Philip
21 Oct 2020 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The P-28s are underamed for their size and cost.The RIBs/ launch could easily be relocated on either side of the funnel creating a large space for 2X4 launchers for BMos/ SMART whatever.However, even an improved P-28 design is still an expensive vessel. Our venerable Khukri/ Kora corvettes of around...
by Philip
17 Oct 2020 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Why do we need to enter into a " face-saving" deal for the sh*tworms of Zhongnanhai? Let the world watch how India has shoved its bayonets up the nether ends of the "yellow peril." It's past time for India to flex its muscles and show Asia and the world that we can not only stand...
by Philip
16 Oct 2020 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Some reports indicate discussions are along the lines of withdrawing tanks,AVs,etc. first. If this happens it will only benefit the PLA as out T-90/72s outgun the PLA's T-15 light tank which only has a 105mm gun as opposed to the 125mm guns on our T-series MBTs which have far superior armour protect...
by Philip
16 Oct 2020 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967975

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

Intel says that he bit off more of India than he could chew! On a more serious note, " Crook" Abdullah should be arrested for treason for calling upon the PRC to help liberate J&K or words to that effect. Like Vidkun Quisling, and "Lord Haw Haw", William Joyce, both names bec...
by Philip
15 Oct 2020 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

When we achieved Independence,the Brits left us as a basket case. We had precious little hard assets at the time in any sphere except the bullock cart and the railways,P&T,etc.The Indian armed forces' men and assets were divided too .Getting the " princely states" to merge with India a...
by Philip
15 Oct 2020 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Q is v.valid given the high cost of CG assets and manpower. Rescuing fishermen, merchantmen in distress, seizing sneaky firang trawlers, smugglers,etc., are needed ,but in wartime,what will the CG do to come to the aid of the party?
by Philip
14 Oct 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343579

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Finland to buy 64 JSFs for $12.5B. October 12/20: Finland The US State Department approved external link a $12.5 billion purchase on Friday by Finland for 64 F-35 fighter planes and associated munitions and equipment. https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/f-35-lightning-the-joint-strike-fighter-prog...
by Philip
14 Oct 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82438

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The 4 LPDs have been canned after 4 years of wasted time.One reason that reqs. keep changing.V true,but the best platform that can absorb constant changes in aviation is the flat top! These 4 amphibs were to be around 30,000t,largerthan INS Viraat/ Hermes. The Japanese and SoKo with far smaller flat...
by Philip
14 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I'vd been saying for a long time,CG vessels must be designed with naval requirements in mind. Equipped for but not fitted with armament reqd. during hostilities,which can be swiftly added when reqd. Tasks such as mine countermeasures, ASW, harbour/ base,brown water defence apart from regular maritim...
by Philip
14 Oct 2020 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Regarding Nirbhaya,the proven Ru engine must be utilised for a first tranche of accelerated missile production,so that the forces are equipped with adequate numbers reqd. ,especially in the current context. The testing of the new DRDO engine can continue without any delays,and once perfected could r...
by Philip
14 Oct 2020 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766340

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

MOD supposed to have scrapped the LPD tender after 7 years. Constant changing of reqs.
by Philip
12 Oct 2020 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401977

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The mistake we've made over decades,no thanks to cowardly MEA mandarins in particular and sundry surrender- monkeys,other than the Sumdurong Chu stand-off during RG's era when Gen.Sunderji brilliantly had the Chins checkmated, then Doklam, has been TO ACCEPT the PRC's deliberately false maps,LACs,et...
by Philip
11 Oct 2020 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55312

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Ru has started receiving two IL-112Vs light transports ,replacements for its popular AN-32 "med." transport in IAF colours. We will need over 150 aircraft like the C-295 to replace the exg.AN-32s. Why the C-295 deal with Tatas hasn't yet been sealed after years of delay defeats the very pu...
by Philip
11 Oct 2020 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214901

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

Well,lucky US that can junk such systems so easily! We're manfully keeping our legacy MIG-21s flying after 50+ years! And when the Bisons finally retire,they'll cross 60.
by Philip
11 Oct 2020 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343579

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The report on the Eglin base F-35 crash. It also gives the cost of the F-35 as $176M. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/10/05/eglin-f-35-crash-resulted-from-tired-distracted-pilot-and-unresponsive-tail-glitch-investigators-find/ Xcpts: Eglin F-35 crash resulted from tired, dist...
by Philip
11 Oct 2020 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214901

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

I think that the USAF needs have moved on,so an early retirement is expected of these birds,though Congress is stalling the idea. Just like UK Harriers,but for budgetary reasons.
by Philip
10 Oct 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 10467

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

https://sputniknews.com/world/202010101080727483-live-updates-yerevan-baku-agreed-that-formats-of-talks-on-karabakh-will-remain-unchanged/ A ceasefire is the latest news flash . arabakh Ceasefire Takes Effect Under Armenia-Azerbaijan Deal The humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and surroundin...
by Philip
10 Oct 2020 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214901

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

I don't think that the expected usage of these drones by the IAF is how the US has been using them,primarily in the region to take out high-value targets belonging to Al Q,ISIS,etc. We've known for ages where the likes of Dawood,Hafeez Sayed,etc. have been hiding in Pak.Had it been GOI policy,they w...
by Philip
10 Oct 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The BMos AAM should have a sufficient range to take out Paki AWACS, but Rudram in its SEAD role will allow us to strike at Paki air and radar defences both from the air plus land- based tactical missiles too. Superb achievement , hats off to those responsible.What's next? PS: Q.Why can't Rudram with...
by Philip
09 Oct 2020 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Excellent news.The Chins mustbe wondering what's next.
by Philip
09 Oct 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214901

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

The acquisition of 30 US drones costing approx. $3B has been put on hold by the Centre after the IAF reportedly expressed doubts about their efficacy,especially in " contested airspace even if armed". $3B would get at current costs between 60 to 75 Tejas or MIG-29 UPG fighters, and would b...
by Philip
09 Oct 2020 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343579

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The report on USN "light carriers" vindicates my stand for long for the IN too.These smaller CVs,though for the USN a light CV may be in actuality a med. sized vessel, will be very usefu in dealing with situations not requiring a full large CBG. With these additional light CVs and its larg...
by Philip
09 Oct 2020 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The Print has given more details such as range,650km, and torpedo descent by parachute once the missile is close to the targeted sub. The LWT torpedo is / is based on the aforementioned ex-Hyena LWT/ALWT DRDO fish ! Described as a gamechanger by the DRDO,a sr.naval officer said that with this stand-...
by Philip
08 Oct 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026738

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One website has the LWT as the Shyena,which reportedly has a top speed of 33kts, a 6 min. endurance ,approximating a 10km range within which to find its target. If accurate, an SSN can outrun the LWT as most current attack subs have burst speeds in excess of 30kts. A conventional AIP sub ,German U-b...
by Philip
08 Oct 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1144
Views: 182792

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turdogun,Murdogun,Erdogun,thy name in any lingo is son-of-a-gun, in Wild West fashion. Nevertheless,in waging war against Armenia ,as is your genocidal bent, on behalf of the Azeris,you've made a fatal mistake.

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