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by Philip
02 Mar 2021 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804716

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kamaala's simply " Biden her time!" One of these days Sleepy Joe will fall into permanent slumber, ascend to his cloud and strum a harp. One can see Shrillary turning bright green when that happens!
by Philip
02 Mar 2021 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253448

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Oz sub programme is on the brink of being sunk. The review going on will in all probability deliver a verdict of scuttling the overambitious sub project. Strong warnings for our P-75I prog. too. Some reasons.Design flaws,trying to turn a nuclear sub into a diesel one.Battery tech that would be o...
by Philip
01 Mar 2021 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877267

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A better armament fit,but it still has no hard-kill anti-torpedo system like Paket aboard the latest Ru wsrships. A 15t helo would be able to carry anti-ship ASMs in addition to ASW torpedoes and depth charges. Good to have an anti-missile system plus gatlings. A provision for but not fitted for ASW...
by Philip
01 Mar 2021 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357061

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

According to another report,quoting a retd. sr.IAF officer, the PAF planned an attack on a military base in J & K with a large force of aircraft. 4 F-16s first launched 3 AMRAAMs at 2 SU-30s, of which all missed. A 4th. missile was fired. The Sukhois then counterattacked , but the F-16s after se...
by Philip
24 Feb 2021 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877267

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Signing of two defence pacts with the Maldives and Mauritius is a good step by the GOOI, they were frankly "low hanging fruit", but such agreements must be backed by brute naval force. The nations that cock-a-snoop to us are those whom we must swing our way at any cost.Sri Lanka in particu...
by Philip
24 Feb 2021 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877267

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

No one is advocating buying Buyan,etc. But look at the concepts and weaponry package . Buyan did the biz. in Syria from the Caspian Sea! What diff. did the vessel's speed have on the outcome? UVLS that can carry at least the Klub series,which we already have, can provide one with flexibiliy of role ...
by Philip
24 Feb 2021 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Unless Avadi,and other AV capable DPSUs can build a minimum of 50 to 150 MBTs/ AVs a year, the goal of indigenisation as envisaged by the govt. will be a sick joke. 50 MBTs and 100AVs should be the production goal from DPSUs,with extra AV production,both tracked and wheeled from the pvt. sector gian...
by Philip
24 Feb 2021 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877267

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

2000t? Russian corvettes of around 1000t like Buyan with their 2500km Kalibir missiles carry much more armament than the specs. given for our new vessels. There's a superb Ru design with a flight deck for a Kamov sized ASW helo,with the hangar below deck for around 2K t. True,we need a new corvette ...
by Philip
24 Feb 2021 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105562

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Audacity of the Terror of the Tamils,Butcher by the Bay, aka the GOAT, asking India to support it at the UNHCR meeting in Geneva against charges that SL committed gross human rights violations in the ethnic war,especially its final stages. This after he shafted India yet again by cancelling the Colo...
by Philip
22 Feb 2021 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The Sprut was offered to us in Oct. 2020,seriously being considered by the IA as an interim solution.25 or so for 500cr. At 20 cr. a tank, 2/3 the price of a T-90.Same 125mm gun, 18 to 20t,but the armour could have ERA tiles for better protection. Tank "X" I think was on a T-72 chassis.Her...
by Philip
20 Feb 2021 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Let me throw some light on the issue.A recent Security Scan prog. on RS TV on the acceptance of Arjun Mk.1A. Lt.Gen.Sihivanane,former DG Mech.Forces. Maj.Gen.Ravi Arora.,etc. Highlights: The Mk 1A is 68t up from 62.5t for the A-1. 1.This is a "heavytank". In the Indian context,the need is ...
by Philip
17 Feb 2021 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Let's face it,Arjun is simply too large to transport into Himalayan regions where there is also limited terrain for MBT action.We havf noplans to capture Tibet or Xinjiang! Our strategy is to blunt any Chin attempt to gobble up any more of our Himalayan territory, with some degree of offensive actio...
by Philip
17 Feb 2021 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720167

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

At a tangent,but part of the PRC's great game,a large Chinko spy network in Kabul with Afghans on their payroll was busted by Afghan intel.,with alleged input from our side. This cell had links to the Haqqani network and were trying to set up a feku Uighar terror group too. The key Chinko Xu, who sa...
by Philip
16 Feb 2021 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 383075

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

With psls like the US,who needs enemies? Old saying.The constant pinpricks about human rights,farmers,lynchings,NGO / activist " persecution",etc.,etc., apart from dire warnings about Ru weaponry deals,does nothing to improve Indo- US relations.They still mollycuddle Pak, looking at ways t...
by Philip
16 Feb 2021 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105562

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

These are words we've been saying from RG days! He was bold enough to take onthe LTTE and corral them, held elections in the N-East, which quisling Weepy Singh treacherously gave away for nothing in return. The gallant IPKF had to return ignominiously without any welcome. Weepy's name can be added t...
by Philip
16 Feb 2021 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720167

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

I thought that the last disengagement act from our side would be the K- heights,mentioned in some press report. I doubt that we would give away our prize position for merely initial withdrawals.
by Philip
16 Feb 2021 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1174
Views: 203826

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Catastrophic intel op. debacle for the Ottomans in Iraq.At least 13 Turkish intel,military and police spooks were executed by the PKK .The Ottoman pretender launched an offensive against the Kurds which ended in the bayonet being rammed up his nether end! I suppose the close ties and nocturnal mooch...
by Philip
15 Feb 2021 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5527
Views: 1093932

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

The ET have a few reports on the drawback of forces in the Fingers area, Galwan,etc., happening but will take time,etc. An idea struck me. The LAC is not marked, both sides having differing perceptions. Where there is general agreemeng and fven in the contested areas, we could erect a large pavilion...
by Philip
15 Feb 2021 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Desi production is a major obstacle to achieving greater % of home made products.Slow T-90 local production resulted in the last/ final order for 480+ T-90s in knocked down condition to be assembled at Avadi. The backlog of T-72 upgrades and T-90 production has to be completed before we can get larg...
by Philip
15 Feb 2021 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 157885

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

A vanilla AMCA ,LSP for at least one sqd. should be the immediate goal,if possible before 2030. While we've done well achieving considerable tech. gained with the LCA programme,we will have to import some components like the engines,etc. In order to get the aircraft in service asap,trying to reinven...
by Philip
14 Feb 2021 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253448

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

German sausage! :rotfl:
by Philip
14 Feb 2021 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Don't shoot the messenger! Wait and watch what happens and then direct fire accordingly.
by Philip
14 Feb 2021 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253448

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The good admiral should've been asked the Q about the committment by NG to OZ NOT to give India superior sub tfch,which they did to win the OZ contract.
by Philip
14 Feb 2021 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 383075

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

Huge US pressure,sanctions warnings all pressure tactics to buy more aging US aircraft. The F-15 is a 50 yr. old basic design,which got trounced by our MKIs and Bisons during the first Indo-US air exercises.What's the point in buying an aging beauty in the age of 5th.- gen. stealth fighters. SS upgr...
by Philip
14 Feb 2021 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283591

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

India teady to order upto 500 T-14 Armatas? News report IDN I think. If true, huge committment to counter PRC and Pak offensively. Further Arjun1A orders will definitely happen after this tranche is delivered.I think around 300+ is the estimated number for tranche-2. End of T-72/90 era, but they are...
by Philip
13 Feb 2021 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720167

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

The PRC is apprehensive about fighting a war on two fronts, in the ICS against the Yanquis and co. and sgainst India in the Himalayas. India's string riposte certainly shocked the slityy-eyed yellow shits ( pardon my awful comments), who thought the usual skinching of the LAC and some argy-bargy wou...
by Philip
12 Feb 2021 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720167

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

Pak is arguably the weakest link in the Chink chain after Sri Lanka. Our grand strategy should be to destabilise the weak links in the Chink Axis chain meant to encircle India. The Maldives by fate hlipped out of Chink hands thanks to the tyrannical previous despot being shafted in the polls. .He wa...
by Philip
12 Feb 2021 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253448

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Srai,I agree with you.The IN's top brass havd had too much interaction with the USN and have been brainwashed by them,esp. pushing large CVs yo have US naval fighters aboard.Boeing esp. want to sell all its inventory of aging stock.F-18s,F-15s now when we already have a superior Mki,Bmos capable, mo...
by Philip
10 Feb 2021 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357061

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

MIG-23s were ordered to counter Pak's F-16s,the MIG-27 for ground attack,then M2Ks and MIG-29s too. AM Ramachandran was first to fly the MIG-25 and AM P.Rajkumar the first to fly the MIG-23/27 on a secret mission to Russia evaluating the aircraft which later entered service with the IAF. I dearly ho...
by Philip
09 Feb 2021 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3561
Views: 613411

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

A Japanese Soryu class sub while surfacing hit a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier damaging its,sailplanes and commns. eqpt.It now can't dive or communicate.Strange how Japan's best sub class can't detect a huge noisy bulk carrier!
by Philip
09 Feb 2021 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5110
Views: 784823

Re: Internal Security Watch

EJ angle? D co.? Frankly speaking, it's most likely aout money.If he was only a seaman,espionage too is unlikely.Coimbatore is not a great naval facility, an inland establishment I think for training petty officers.If I remember right, it used to be a Seahawk MRO facility before that moved to Goa or...
by Philip
08 Feb 2021 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105562

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Don't be so sure.The Chins plunk lakhs of their citizens in a de-facto colonisation,as they're doing in Pak.Any attacks on their citizens would be treated as war. The real treasure of Hambantota ,the port derisively described by some of our TV experts is the massive hinterland part of the agreement ...
by Philip
08 Feb 2021 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 43389

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

I feel atrongly that we should not overreact in the face of intl. social media mouthings by parasitical "celebrities" ,pop stars,***** stars et al, who like vultures and parasites feed upon the miseries of others for their personal advancement. So too with the supposedly intellectual elite...
by Philip
08 Feb 2021 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4216
Views: 1231322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

An IDN report says that Ru supplies of 2 regiments of S-400s to the PRC may not have been completed.Key components/elements including completing training,etc. were never completed, Ru citing " Covid". However,these delays appear to have taken place after the Galwan clashes and official Ru ...
by Philip
08 Feb 2021 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253448

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

What matters with our conv. sub procurement,assets is the weaponry they possess. An AIP system which adds UW endurance time to a conv. sub is useless if it does not have the best weapons with it. None of the western subs have anything like Klub or Kalibir. The thus far non-export MTCR version used o...
by Philip
07 Feb 2021 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5270
Views: 1133891

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Def.Ind. news report just in.Indig. content of KA-226 LUH is 33% going up in stages.60 to be bought outright with varying indig.% and 140 built at home.Total 200.The req. was for 40%.indig. content which was holding up finalisation.The IA is seeking a waiver for the initial batch as the req. is extr...
by Philip
07 Feb 2021 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5270
Views: 1133891

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

KA-226 order was for only 200 helos for the IA if I remember right, first 60 supplied by the OEM.LUH req. will be around 400 at least,so there's enough room for both types if the money is available. The IN req. is for over 100+ nos. alone and the KA-226's height due to the co-axial rotors requiring ...
by Philip
07 Feb 2021 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5397

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Becos of the large size there appears to be no naval variant as a 13t helo may be too large for exg. hangars aboard our DDGs/ FFGs,but looking at the carriers, it would be worthwhile developing a naval multi-role variant as it would have greater range and endurance.An AEW variant too would be more c...

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