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by Philip
12 Nov 2018 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107684

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Newer Ru surface ship design concepts have repositioned their ASW weaponry forward instead of the exg. podition on the Talwars.It allows fof greater numbers of missiles to be carried , plus larger ones too.
by Philip
12 Nov 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107684

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Apples and oranges.The P-17As are significantly different in size and differ a bit in armament and the ASW copter and would also impact the cost in comparison with the smaller FFG.The IN needs large nos. of a new missile corvette of around 1500t with a decent ASW package, 8 SSMs, a DP main gun and a...
by Philip
12 Nov 2018 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600266

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Is there any stat. reg. the enemy arty. strength that we would face both in Tibet/ N-East and on the west and J&K?
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357761

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

For quite some time I've been touting the idea of mating the Arjun hassis with the T-90 turret. It appears that the Europeans have done just that with the Leopard chassis mated to the Leclerc two- man turret with an auto-loader et al.Considerable saving in weight giving a better speed, range, etc. I...
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247414

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The recent waivers of Indian arms purchases from Russia and oil from Iran, Chahbahar port development is a positive sign reflecting a pragmatic approach by the US regarding legitimate Indian interests. This is very welcome as sanctions would've destroyed the growing bonhomie and security ties betwee...
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 118701

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

The acute problem is the Chin virtual takeover of Pak.Bankrupt as it is with "Captain" going to Begging...oops! Beijing,the error was in a Paki paper quite deliberate no doubt,the rulers and establishment of Porkistan ,having prostrated themselves and prostituted themselves too to the Chin...
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2395
Views: 299631

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

If one wants to "defang" the Chins,first our MEA must grow some fangs.If it continues to remain silent at the butchering of democracy in Sri Lanka continuing to sit on the fence mouthless and motionless,it will inevitably be as the ancient Chinese saying goes...."Man who sits on fence...
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3815
Views: 206895

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=194217 UNP to go to Supreme Court November 10, 2018, 8:41 pm Colombo, Nov. 10 (AFP) - Sri Lanka’s largest single party Saturday said it will mount a legal challenge against "tyrant" President Ma...
by Philip
11 Nov 2018 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207962

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

A manufacturer,any,can pass on part of payments under the table as was supposedly done in the Karachi sub scam by DCNS.Here,as the SC has asked for costing details,it would be easy to prove or disprove if there was undue excessive payments made if the specs in both UPA and NDA contracts were more or...
by Philip
07 Nov 2018 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500328

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The JF-17 from sources has a modest capability ,being built in quantity by Pak,but is also reportedly a danger to its pilots! There are some glitches apparently.What impresses one with the Chins is the variety of munitions and force multipliers apart from the number of indigenous fighters,helos and ...
by Philip
07 Nov 2018 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Akulas are more properly SSGNs,as they carry a useful load of cruise missiles too,apart from being tasked for attack. It will be v.interesting to see what config our future SSNs are like.Probably closer to the Arihant in size,may be slightly smaller,but with a more streamlined sail for faster speeds...
by Philip
07 Nov 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1595
Views: 192186

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/half-of-london-s-russian-community-spies-for-the-kremlin-report-says-1.788370 Half of London's Russian community spies for the Kremlin, report says As many as 50 per cent of 150,000 London expats were informants according to a think-tank report. Hilarious! Rem...
by Philip
06 Nov 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

It is an SSBN because its primary weaponry is N-tipped BMs meant for both China and Pak.For a v.long time to come it will remain in this role until we have sufficient numbers of newer SSBNs with longer-ranged missiles.Perhaps after this happens, like US Ohios, it will revert to an SSGN role.One reas...
by Philip
06 Nov 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500328

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Wuhai air show on.Check out the range of items that China has developed indigenously. Impressive.
We are way behind in several areas.
by Philip
05 Nov 2018 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19684

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A defining moment for our strat. deterrent. From now on a steady increase in capability and numbers of SSBNs must be our top priority .
by Philip
04 Nov 2018 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2178
Views: 213215

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

We've been calling upon Pak to behave itself for decades.The result? Zilch.A dialogue of the deaf.
The only thing that the Paki ( uniformed) establishment will hear and makes them soil their trousers is the sound of incoming Indian arty. and MBRLrounds.
Let the talking be done by our guns first.
by Philip
04 Nov 2018 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2178
Views: 213215

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

We've been calling upon Pak to behave itself for decades.The result? Zilch.A dialogue of the deaf.
The only thing that the Paki ( uniformed) establishment will hear and make them soil their trousers is the sound of incoming Indian arty. and MBRLrounds.
Let the talking be done by our guns first.
by Philip
04 Nov 2018 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3815
Views: 206895

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The betrayer pres. and the man whom he betrayed and has brought back to power are Chin puppets.India can trust a rabid India-hating Paki better than either of these
treacherous two.The glove has to come off and reveal the mailed fist.For far too long our MEA has acted like ...........
by Philip
02 Nov 2018 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Money.....Ideally, the LTA/ C-295 would've been a good platform for several specialised variants likt MRP, EW, etc.
We need more LRMP birds rather than ATR types used in the Meditt.
by Philip
02 Nov 2018 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3021
Views: 206199

Re: Iran News and Discussions

4 days to go before Trump unleashes his threat of a naval blockade of Iran and prevention of any Iranian oil exports.Russia, China and India have warned of military measures to protect their shipping. Iran has threatened to prevent any oil from transiting thd Gulf. 4 days to hell?
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3021
Views: 206199

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Stunning ICJ verdict."The US must lift sanctions against Iran regarding humanitarian goods duch as .edicines and med. devices, food,and agri. commodities", said rhe chief judge of the UN's top court.The US will of course ignore it but it will encourage other nations to ignore the US's sanc...
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Please see latest statement by the air chief in the Raffy td.No mention of MIG-29 upgrade delays.To my knowledge all were completed. However, there is a 3 yr. delay in MKIs, 5 years with the LCA, 6 years with Jags and 2 years with M2K upgrades. M2K upgrades apart from being exorbitantly expensive, w...
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 504967

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The Re. should return be a floating point between 65 to 70 to the $. If the dollar surges pulling down other currencies, we must then look for a basket if alternative currencies with which to trade.With Russia, Iran, Venezuela, etc., we could use trade in their currency or alternative barter metjods...
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357761

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Well, its the chief's call.However, if the IA does acquire an FMBT like the T-14 or equiv., it will be a massive qualitative leapfrog over anything that the Pakis can acquire.Even now the IA's armour is superior both in quality as well as numbers. What the IA does also need, perhaps more urgently is...
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186901

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Not a parrot.It comes with a canary, like miners to warn of (poison) gas! :rotfl:
by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207962

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

ACM Dhanoa defending the Rafale deal." A bold step to buy 36 " after an impasse with the earlier deal Delays: 3 years for MKIs, 6 years for Jags(!), and 5 years for LCAs and a 2 yr. delay in M2K upgrades. "The signing of 36 Rafales,83 Tejas,besides SU-30, will arrest the drop down fro...
by Philip
03 Oct 2018 08:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368896

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Mod Note: Deleted. Poster is advised not to post on this thread, because of a record of repeated thread derailment with sensationalist political diatribes.
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247414

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump is worried about his Harleys mostly! So if we keep duties on superbikes-low which precious few in the cuoutry can afford ,and bat on regardless with cheap oil from Iran, Venezuela and use the latest payment methods worked out by the EU, Ru, China and Iran,by-passing US sanctions, we will look ...
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158247

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump is now trump-eting....pardon the pun, that India is rushing to do a similar deal with it, as if we are like a loyal puppy racing towards master to get a bone as a reward for wagging our tails and "fetching" for master whenever he commands us .Nauseating, the way we are treated like g...
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Yeh, why 15 nations operate it.They're all suckers.
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 13:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368896

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Il & FS collapse is yet another financial scandal after the banks' loan scam involving Nirav Modi and co. How did this financial liability over $5B happen ? That too after the mega bank loan scams whose ultimate cost to the nation and taxpayer is still a mystery as to how many billions have been...
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Most widely used ,nation wise.15 to 16 nations operate it compared to 14 for the US bird. Even Oz ( and NZ) operate NHs, called the MRH-90 I think.
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207962

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

Who's saying push the Mk-2 to post 2020! It should be developed to fly within 5 years and enter service just before 2030.We've already made so much headway with LCA development and some advanced tech like composites, etc., what is required is better stealth profiling, a new TVC engine- available wit...
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207962

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

The offsets are tangential to the main objective of acquiring cutting edge fighter tech.True, building Falcon biz- jets, etc. is good for employment, the 36 bird deal brings nothing to the TOT table ( which was found exorbitant costwise) and therefore should and must cost far less than the UPA deal....
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The MI-17 is too large for our warships and there is no naval variant .The KA-27/31 legacy bird has been doing yeoman service and is being upgraded.Around 10+ are being upgraded in batches totalling 40 for Ru.The IN is also reportedly upgrading most of our 27/31s. The KA-52K is a superb heavy attack...
by Philip
02 Oct 2018 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382212

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

NS on HAL.Hindu report. HAL not part of original deal with Dassault for the Rafale during UPA time.Nothing signed, nothing lost ( by HAL). Making every effort to increase Tejas production to 16/yr., , more with the MK-1A and upto the AMCA on the drawing board. Sitting with the MOD, HAL, IAF-to see w...
by Philip
30 Sep 2018 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 504967

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Pres.Putin's shortly a-visiting.Apart from wishing him a warm welcome, let's list out the possible key items of discussion- like a mechanism to by- pass US sanctions as Russia has just worked out with the EU, Iran and China, the international diplomatic hotspots like Afghanistan,, and the Indo- Ru d...
by Philip
30 Sep 2018 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 304082

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

We need to know from that stat whether it also tepresents 70% of the cost, but we do know the HAL costs per unit, about 15% more than a direct import. A 2018 Business Standard analysis said that a Rafale cost us 11.25 B Rs.An MKI cost us just 42.5 B Rs., almost 1/3 rd. the price! Other sources put a...
by Philip
30 Sep 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3668
Views: 482268

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Lack of money affecting ALH production?Possible .
LUH delays? No idea.

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