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by Philip
22 Sep 2018 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

Geeth, I've tracked the differences between Dassault and HAL to UPA time.Therefore M.Hollande can't justify his statement when it was Dassault who were unhappy with HAL.He can't therefore try and pin the blame on the PM or India when Dassault was busy shooting down HA which is on record long before ...
by Philip
21 Sep 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

News flash.India Today TV.On going report... Former French Pres. Hollande said that Dassault did not choose Ambani as partner in the deal, it could choose any partner,but that it was India which insisted on Ambani being given the order ! " We had no choice", said the French ex- pres to a F...
by Philip
21 Sep 2018 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31548

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Viv, there's a feature in either Vayu or the F mag on the same.A detailed description of the system , etc.
We're reportedly getting the 40N6 400km missile , a later variant which is also more expensive than those the Chins are getting.
by Philip
21 Sep 2018 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2044
Views: 108234

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Finally! The MEA has REJECTED Capt.Khan's offer of talks with India.Capt.Khan must realise that he cannot talk peace and allow the Paki army to p*ss on Indian soil repeatedly. Duplicity does not pay whatsoever. But the MEA can take far more significant action against both Pak and China.China protest...
by Philip
20 Sep 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

Tx. guys for those detailed reports on the issue.I can only say after reading them that the issue of HAL built quality is a legitimate one, but HAL has churned out hundreds of top line Ru/ Sov. aircraft starting from SKD, CKD to desi raw material production.True, it will take longer and cost a bit m...
by Philip
20 Sep 2018 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3778
Views: 195827

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The Chinese have a long-term plan to subvert Sl Tamils to their cause.They know that India's influence in the island is mainly with the Tamil communities there.Therefore.... Act 1.Thousands of houses being built for northern Tamils. Act 2.10 Chinese students have supposedly enrolled themselves into ...
by Philip
20 Sep 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

I don't know why the GOI doesn't put AKA on the spot if his deal was so good , as he makes it out to be, why didn't he conclude it? A clear instance of dereliction of duty.He was also responsibld for doing b* gger all regarding critically reqd. sub batteries , the shortage leading to an accident in ...
by Philip
20 Sep 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73800

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

Light dawning upon illiterate yindoos! No more legacy birds for the Yanquis- can't survive in the next decade against Ru/ Chin ADs, so dump them upon unsuspecting yindoos for a hefty sum in the bargain! Therefore, it's perhaps pointless in going through another tortuous exercise in futility to selec...
by Philip
19 Sep 2018 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693341

Re: Levant crisis - III

This may go down in time as a marker similar to the bandicoot's Kargil gambit.A tactical victory which ended up in a strategic defeat.Israeli aircraft flying over Syria from now on will be fair game and if it continues to hit at Syrian govt. targets running the risk of hitting Ru assets again.Russia...
by Philip
19 Sep 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

ayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I read the broadsides from NS and AKA fired at each other.AKA is trying to make out that the a/c being obtained is the same for which he negotiated a cheaper price.However, he is on v.shaky ground as to why the UPA-2 never sealed the deal, or at least left a clear roadmap for it for the next govt.It...
by Philip
19 Sep 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344057

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Going through the very detailed piece on the perceived limitations of MBT ammo for the T- series and tilt towards ATGMs in general, it explains why we have a new beast, the " Terminator", as part of the Armata family.Possessing both ( Ataka X 4 ) missiles,a twin 30mm auto-cannon, grenade l...
by Philip
19 Sep 2018 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 147265

Re: The IAF History Thread

Is there a piece written by one of our members, initials JS,
who wrote a piece about WW2 Calcutta air raids by the Japanese and the heroic exploits of Sqd.Ldr.AMO Pring? A veteran scribe requires his permission to quote from it in his book. A reply at the earliest would be much appreciated.
by Philip
18 Sep 2018 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31548

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

There is a point in Viv's assertation about Chin AD.Please take a hard look at the actual size of nations on a globe not the standard flat maps which show western states in disproportionate size..The US fits into the Sahara quite nicely, Africa ia an immrnse continent and the Chin and Ru landmasses ...
by Philip
18 Sep 2018 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693341

Re: Levant crisis - III

Watching RT right now.Previous alleged provocations against Israel says Bibi N ,has resulted in this Israeli strike on a Syrian warehouse allegedly filled with Iranian arms for the Hiz. This op. tragically saw a Syrian SAM or SAMs hit an Ru civil aircraft which Russia said the Israelis were using as...
by Philip
18 Sep 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344057

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Karan, any figs. for costs of our legacy Milan and Konkurs licence built? Plus, is there any stat./ report regarding the numbers (and types) of ATGMs that the IA needs for infantry, AVs and attack helos.
by Philip
17 Sep 2018 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2379
Views: 474261

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

Has anyone pinpointed the true reasons why LCA prod. is so slow?.It was earlier alleged that each aircraft was the equiv. of a custom made unit and that no two aircraft were totally identical.But that would be understandable for prototypes and the first LSP birds.The current status is that a few hav...
by Philip
17 Sep 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31548

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

In the aftermath of the N-deal, it was later revealed by a yanqui that it was " all about us buying US weaponry". Thus, when it was not a priofity at all, and the great urgency was acquiring 124+ MRCAs, like a bolt from the blue we bought 10 C-17s allowing Boeing to keep its production lin...
by Philip
16 Sep 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68557

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

P-75I getting kick-started by the MOD with a Sept..
meeting due to expedite the process.
by Philip
15 Sep 2018 13:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1445
Views: 183632

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

On the contrary we should increase supplies from Iran if the price is right.Oil from the cheapest supplier.India is not a puppet state of ghe US.If it kmposes sanctionx so can we.Ban Coke and Pepsi for startets.I use Coke as my toolet cleaner, try it out, it's great for sh*t! It should be banned for...
by Philip
15 Sep 2018 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

The disgusting male chauvinism displayed by politicos in this instance, degrading nuns in such a gross indecent manner, and the attitude of the clergy closing ranks before a proper investigation has been conducted, reminds me of the the followers of the Dera Sacha Saudha trickster and sexual abuser ...
by Philip
15 Sep 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363116

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The MI-8/17 is a classic.It has proven itself over decades and was the most sought after med. multi-role helo in the Afghan conflict used by NATO forces.That we operate over 150 of the type is a testament to its superb qualities.Another batch is supposedly being asked for. My only angst on this issu...
by Philip
15 Sep 2018 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

That the Rafale was properly chosen and the need for it is unquestionable.Something happened between selection, delays due to negotiations and the arrival of the NDA-2. The former DM, AKA must tell the nation why the deal could not be concluded during his tenure and also the v.high M2K upgrade costs...
by Philip
15 Sep 2018 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344057

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

On the Q of weight, the "F" mag had a feature on Ru wares .The Sprut 18t amphib/LT (with extra external armour) is being touted for the IA both for the mountains and ANC.It is easily transportable with C-130s, etc.and in the amphib mode can fire even when in the water.Using the same gun as...
by Philip
14 Sep 2018 12:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315502

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Media today, ONGC looking at investing in new Ru O&G finds.Has already invested in the Sakhalin-1 project and is looking for more opportunities.With limitations in India, we will have to take our investments abroad in stable friendly countries and buy oil from where its cheapest. Venezuela has o...
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3778
Views: 195827

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

China is now entering the north and hill country building houses,etc. in Tamil enclaves of the island,a deliberate plot to neutralise the Indian influence over the Tamil ethnic minorities.
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344057

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

From around 65t to below 50t is nothing short of a miracle...if it is the same MBT with a 4-man crew. Anyway,the CCS has passed the acquisition of over 400+ extra T-90s.I think that the arty reqs. are of a higher priority than further MBTs.It's proving to be a great desi success story with ATAGs,etc...
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2044
Views: 108234

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose "the more things change, the more they stay the same" One expected a little more time before Imran Khan was brought to heel by the Paki military establishment,but one never thought that "Captain" Imran would be clean bowled so quickly in ...
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173131

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/729190/russia-killer-robots-drones-submarines-warfare Check out the details and the graphics in the link. Russian killer robot submarine has machine gun to kill mine-carrying divers RUSSIA is developing a drone sub that has an underwater rifle to fire at e...
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363116

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

JT, can't we lease out a few tankers? Addimg more IL-78s of the new upgraded version is the most most-effective; but where's the moolah for AWACS/ AEW and the fighters coming from? A lease could be the answer until we can buy new ones.
by Philip
13 Sep 2018 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

The ACM's positive note on the LCA Mk-2 is most heartening, but a huge focussed time-bound effort is reqd. from the ADA/ HAL to deliver the Mk-2 asap otherwise by 2030 it will be obsolete when the first 6th-gen. birds start appearing.By 2030 Tejas production should've been completed.Secondly the cos...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173131

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Not a prop.The US Altair has a rear prop.This bird is also called Altius by Ru.
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11238

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

True, but the fact of the Chins taking part at all is a major development.The US as you mentioned is the clear enemy.Will COMCASA bring us into the firing line if a Sino-US spat breaks out with Ru support to China and the US demands its pound of flesh with LEMOA, COMCASA, etc.? Any US assets/ entiti...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

Pl.I am merely the postman not the author! My take on the piece was simply that serving sr. service officers should not become the bacon in the sandwich in political spats! Quite right.The delay in sealing the deal saw the French up their price considerably.The bone of contention was Dassault's refu...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 205943

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Is this really Chanakian cunning,as the Chins allege or accommodating everyone,by throwing money at their wares? Frankly,COMCASA is a big win for the US.Our buying oil from Iran and weapons from Russia is really no great deal compared to entering our battlespace to influence our mil. strategy. http:...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 73800

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

There is a piece in the media,posted in the Raffy td.,which says that meteor is not special to the Raffy as it has been integrated with the Gripen and is being considered for MKI's,etc.In the event of cost becoming a critical factor and the rate of the whoopie...oops! Rupee,in the eventuality of a f...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

Some sound advice.It is fine for retd. service officers to voice their opinion ,but serving officers are better advised to let the politicos slug it out,or they run the risk of becoming scapegoats.Look at the case of a former chief embroiled in the AW scam. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op...
by Philip
12 Sep 2018 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11238

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Good point.The US and Russia havd the two best UW tech.Latest Brit. reports say that they're unable to detect the latest Ru N-subs snoopin' around Faslane.The US would've by now have an excellent library of PLAN sub signatures, most of which are noisy b*ggers. The protocols and basing of US defence ...
by Philip
11 Sep 2018 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1148
Views: 167621

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

I must see my soothsayer for some light on the various issues.Unfortunately the person lives abtoad.Howevef will let you know thd fugure after my next visit!
by Philip
10 Sep 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1934
Views: 340466

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

Tx.Ramana for that v.insightful article on loss estimates. 150+ aircraft for just 3 days! Imagine if the war lasts a few weeks. This reinforces my thesis about safety in numbers and greatter use of PGMs.War losses due to ground fire in our wars with Pak was 60+% Therefore an accelerated programme to...

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