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by Philip
23 Oct 2017 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9571
Views: 439025

Re: Levant crisis - III

Poor Turds,....Oops! ,Kurds,always being betrayed by their supposed pals.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10 ... ependence/
'The Peshmerga sold us out': Kurdish shock and disbelief after losing the gamble for independence
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 710
Views: 122805

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

http://defenceupdate.in/india-vs-china-india-steps-arms-approving-bomb-shelters-along-border/ India Vs China- India steps up arms by approving bomb shelters along border BY DEFENCEUPDATE · SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 A proposal awaiting government approval since 2015 was strongly backed by the prime minister...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 294
Views: 15617

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

Some good news if accurate. http://defenceupdate.in/indias-planned-third-russian-nuclear-attack-submarine-operate-2023/ India’s Planned Third Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine To Operate By 2023 BY DEFENCEUPDATE · OCTOBER 23, 2017 India has decided to go ahead with its plan to lease a third nuclear a...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 929
Views: 74170

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

"Arjun will have a better gun barrel with an equivalent firing charge (strength of the barrel to sustain firing) of 500 rounds against the T 72's 250 rounds." Any idea of the T-90 barrel's sustained firing rate? It looks like the IA is finally coming round to acquiring more A-2s,which meet...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

http://defenceupdate.in/years-delay-india-russia-ink-deal-5th-gen-fgfa-fighter/ After years of delay, India-Russia to ink deal on 5th Gen FGFA Fighter BY DEFENCEUPDATE · MAY 7, 2017 After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a “milestone” pact to finalise the detailed design for t...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Phil. design was not the equiv of the K series meant for us with all the bells and whistles,and a price was quoted initially chosen being L-1. From the CAG report the extra weight ,800t ,is primarily responsible for the warship unable to meet the req. speed,just 25kts.,which is actually low for an A...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some more shockers.Since desi eqpt. to protect the ship from missile salvos couldn't be developed in time,the eqpt. req. was simply dropped! Did I not say earlier that missile salvos would find the K's defenceless? 2.1.3.4. Non-installation of all the weapons and sensor systems. Against the 18 weap...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This is a an even more damning report ith CAG details. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/cag-lays-bare-breaches-in-navys-anti-sub-corvettes/articleshow/59719163.cms CAG lays bare breaches in Navy’s anti-sub corvettes Jayanta Gupta | TNN | Updated: Jul 23, 2017, KOLKATA: Indian Navy's ...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 122774

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Full details in the Intl.Aero td. For those who feel that the F-35 is the "bees knees",etc. and must be acquired. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a28685/f-35s-unfit-for-combat/ Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated) has there been...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4626
Views: 401442

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a28685/f-35s-unfit-for-combat/ Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated) As the services buy new planes, older ones may remain permanently unfit for combat. The Pentagon may end up with about 200 F-35s that rema...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

For the record.latest reports on the SU-57.The new engine is supposed to have been developed will be tested by the year end. https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/08/03/su-57-fifth-generation-fighter-incredible-weapon-enter-service-with-russia-aerospace-forces.html Su-57 Fifth Generation Fight...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9571
Views: 439025

Re: Levant crisis - III

History repeating itself yet again as a horrendous tragedy. Raqqa=Dresden. http://tass.com/defense/971977 Russian Defense Ministry compares US coalition bombing of Raqqa to destruction of Dresden Military & Defense October 22, 9:56 UTC+3 "Raqqa has repeated the fate of Dresden of 1945, whi...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 579
Views: 47096

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Egypt have just bought new U-209s.I ckd the cost of the variants.Strangely all U-boats are supposedly within $50M diff,around $550M+ a sub.Israeli Dolphins are more expensive with spl. features,actual costs not know as Germany is subsiding them for Issrael.Some say that they cost near $1B.
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Gaan,actually the deal for the Philippines was a v.good one.Supposedly based on a lighter fitted out Kamorta .We were the best offer both technically and costwise. We didn't know the "local lingo " needed to "oil" the deal,you get my drift.A bogus argument that the shipyard (belo...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pl get your facts right.You never lrovide any hard ebidence to back up your fantasies.Each Kamorta is $700M+ not $250M! Read the CAG report please and my figs. from various reports. Over 150% cost escalation WITHOUT the missing sensors,helo and SAMs,etc. It is the CAG is they who "severely"...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

NR I remember a report a few months ago saying that the dev.costs to us had been reduced to $3.5B. Now if we get equal or proportionate IP rights with accompanying TOT is it worth it? It looks like a Mexican standoff where Ru says "put your money on the table" first for your prototypes to ...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

PS:For the record.Cost escalation for IN warships: P-15A ....225%., P-17,......260%, P-28.....157%. P-28 costs vary from $470+M to $700+M to even $1B in a Wiki stat. which must be too high.One has to wait for the CAG off. over-budget figs.If $430M was initial budget costs the escalation fig.% of $70...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3658
Views: 313387

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Sources say that there are umpteen acquisitions pending in the MOD including many desi ones like extra Pinakas,etc.NS has her job cut out. In one report the OFB and IA are at loggerheads over the defective ammo issue leading to the barrel burst.OFB: "complex phenomena pertaining to internal bal...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Pl read my posts again."No indecent haste" for the FGFA .Negotiate the deal well,meaning ck costs,TOT,performance,etc. properly before signing on.Since earlier reports official said that all design parameters were agreed upon,and so much time and some money spent, it is at the moment the o...
by Philip
23 Oct 2017 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

You still don't get it and are splitting hairs.The P-28 is an entire package and right now it's half empty.You will never see reason and stick to your blinkered vision.Good luck to you. Poor crews of the Kamortas if by your standards they have to depend upon another ship for basic anti-air/ missile ...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3625
Views: 146496

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Essential is that the enemy must not find "fertile soil" in which it can grow.That requires both political knowhow and when to use the hammer. In the case of a hostile vengeful neighbour like Pak,we have not used the diplomatic hammer whatsoever.The US imposed sanctions on Iran for decades...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Rakesh there is much more to the SU-57 than the Rafale.Just read western analysts on the issue.Pl don't make casual remarks without comparisons of performance,systems,etc. You've nailed your flag to the Yanqui mast openly so your bias is understandable.My policy has always been "horses for cour...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Varunastra will be useless if the vessel cannot detect the sub at 40-50km ranges.Until the TAS is installed the current sonars will not be able to detect a sub,becos there is no ASW helo too! The point I've repeatedly made is that without its full armamement and sensors it will be a sitting ducks.I ...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10157
Views: 722344

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China's planning a 500,000 strong army in Gwadar/Baluchistan with the most grave repercussions for us in the future.Unless we launch an immediate programme to protect our interests in the IOR we will suffer at leisure.
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3625
Views: 146496

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Posted in the Ind. eco.td or Strategic thread. Yes,Balasingham's death was a killer blow to the LTTE.He understood politics,Prabhakaran was a thug.His death and Prabhakaran forcing Karuna to defect ,effectively splitting the LTTE and seeing the rival faction collaborate with the GOSL doomed it.Being...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 16:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361578

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Elec bikes were tried a decade + ago but failed for dev. reasons.Better tech today may revive the industry who are still watching many nations worldwide leaping forward with E-cars for the future.
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

It is the US who armed Pak for decades against India,pushing them into war against us to grab J&K, who have also turned a blind eye to their N-proliferation, chicanery in Afghanistan duplicity on terror, who now want us to be their stepney! Said many a time it is trying to make money out of our ...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any surface combatant today undertaking blue/green water ops will face attack from enemy missiles and torpedoes,apart from air attack,more likely with ASMs rather than dumb bombs.Therefore a valuable asset like the P-28 must have anti-missile and anti-torpedo defence systems.Our smaller Leanders had...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

No ASW helos and torpedoes "intrinsic"to the design? Then pray what is the helo hangar for? Do you know the limited range of the ASW RBU-6000 mortars? 6000M.Depth 500M.If the RPK-8 round is used depth Increases to 1000M.This round has anti-torpedo capppability at 4-10M depth.However how do...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Fortunate v.little damage done. V.good news of the first Ro-Ro ferry service in India in Gujarat which the PM is inaugurating today.I've been asking for this for 2 decades now.However,the vessel is a small one, we would need a 1000passr. capacity ferryies plus heavy vehicles carrying capability whic...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 603
Views: 62520

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India should emulate China and create its own destiny "at the centre of the world" as the Chinese strongman has declared.We should not be part of Uncle Sam's posse at all.It is only by strengthening our independence that we can be a magnet to other smaller states looking for alternatives t...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 735
Views: 44276

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The GOI should also do everything in its power to prevent the same from happening in SL at Htota ,where a huge area of land is being ezrmarked for thd samd.I said 30+ yrs ago before the advent of the Net that China would one day enter Pak on its way to controlling the Gulf and it's oil.We have been ...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Would be int. to see how many JF-17 crashes have been to faulty engines.When there is bias taking place excuses appear.As said before a war is taking place between the major manufacturers and huge lobbying going on for our $200B budget over the next few years.The media war in favour of x or y or den...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The MTA was a non-starter in comp. with the FGFA where considerable time has been spent by both sides on the issue ,some hard cash too.If the GOI want to cosy up to Uncle Sam as he retreats in the ME,Levant and desperately wants to be relieved in Afghanistan, it would be better to say so instead of ...
by Philip
22 Oct 2017 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2997
Views: 399325

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Ramana yes,splitting an order is insurance.However a report a few yrs ago on delays found that lack of space at the major yards like MDL hampered fitting out after launch.Modular consrt. with pre-fitted sections before launch as in sub constr. isn't prevalent in our yards,plans for the same but no i...
by Philip
21 Oct 2017 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 579
Views: 47096

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Spanish variant of the Scorp. had a major design flaw mentioned some time ago.
by Philip
21 Oct 2017 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Ck your facts again.Costs,etc. Talwars vs completed Shivs first batch.By the way,all the principal armament on the Shivs,Talwars,Delhi's,were Russian!The only new systems are the main gun and B-8 SAM on the latest batches.These aren't desi by any means unless you're counting the JV for BMos or B-8!
by Philip
21 Oct 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 122774

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Just for the record SoKo has chosen the 2052 radar for its KA-FX fighter where BAe are supposed to have got their foot in.
by Philip
21 Oct 2017 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Will do shortly.Shivaliks also v.late arrivals huge cost overruns.Read old CAG reports.
by Philip
21 Oct 2017 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2066
Views: 129061

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

There's a huge list of reqs. including frigates.There was an official IN quote reg. the need for xtra FFGs some time ago and the negotiations have been going on for extra Talwars,building them in India ,for over 4 years! It was nothing to do with RU having a couple ready.That's coincidental becos of...

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