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by Philip
24 May 2018 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4302
Views: 482788

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ATAGS.1000 rounds fired.Consistency and accuracy described as " very good" .Other party products are Bharat 52, Bharat 45 and Garuda 105. The ULH "futuristic" piece is called the 155/39.Weighs 4.8t with conventional recoil.The hybrid advanced recoil reduces weight even further to...
by Philip
24 May 2018 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 98467

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

My point was that if there is going to be major differences in the MK-2 , as said before, rather than some mere "stretching" of the fuselage for a larger engine,then the opportunity could be used to increase its stealth capability.More composites and if the fuselage is going to be modified...
by Philip
24 May 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4534
Views: 676456

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any quote or interview for the same?
by Philip
23 May 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4534
Views: 676456

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

A strategic masterplan to once again make India a huge maritime power as in the past must be undertaken.Unless we are able to build our own vessels, both naval and for the merchant fleet, we will be inferior to other nations.We have vast maritime interests far more than SoKo or Japan.Yet their shipb...
by Philip
23 May 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5250
Views: 449035

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

NV.True.For over 20 years I've been saying that we should have alternative engines for LCA prototypes, western, to get the benefit of dxperiencing both Ru and EU OEMs.Banking everything on the US has been proven in history to be disastrous.It has backstabbed all its non-white allies from Marcos, the...
by Philip
23 May 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4534
Views: 676456

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The delays of completion of IAC-1 have not been clearly explained.Some indicate a delay in Ru eqpt. for aviation aids, etc.But this does not explain delays in the rest.Such aids, eqpt. etc. Could be easily installed in an old completed carrier too.The harbour and some limited sea trials at least cou...
by Philip
23 May 2018 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3670
Views: 639079

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Could Akash be developed into a naval SAM system too? I know that the B-8 supposedly a JV with Israel but depends hugely upon it, has been earmarked for our principal warships as principal anti-air/missile defence.However, a secondary desi SAM system based upon Akash could be very useful also and pr...
by Philip
23 May 2018 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 98467

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Karan.Reduced RCS.Quite right. What I've been saying that we should use the MK-2 opportunity to introduce as much stealth features as possible, a stepping stone to the AMCA. If the MK-2 also comes with a 3D TVC engine it would be a great increase in WVR capability.We should not be blinkered in a sea...
by Philip
23 May 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

There is an historical account of how the SU-30 was acquired by the IAF In an old VAYU.How the development potential of the bird was realised ,the deal struck, etc. There is a similar v.interesting account in Dr.Pillai's book how the Brahmos was similarly obtained.The two instances showed great imag...
by Philip
23 May 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1327
Views: 145516

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

The F mag reports that a desi co. has tied up with an Ru OEM for manufacture of all kinds of aircraft landing gear, etc.
by Philip
23 May 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 511
Views: 58882

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

MBS .Dead or alive the KSA is in for its roughest patch ever since the assault on Mecca by pro-Iranian militants in an attempt to seize the Grand Mosque. It was inevitable that there would be attempts to exterminate him after he treated his fellow royal tribals In such a humiliating manner.Revenge m...
by Philip
22 May 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2058
Views: 184601

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Allegations by the Catholic archbishop alleging Christians are being attacked becos of the Modi regime are now being echoed by his boss in the Vatican. While there have been some incidents in certain areas, to insinuate that there is a conspiracy by the govt. at the centre is a load of crap.Allegati...
by Philip
22 May 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3716
Views: 243690

Re: Internal Security Watch

There seems to be no suitable thread for this event so am posting it here. Police massacre protesters at the Vedanta Sterlite plant in Tuticorin.Police snipers atop vans shot dead at least 11 with dozens injured.Unarmed protesters shot dead..Cops carrying Kalashnikov! This has been described as TN's...
by Philip
22 May 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 59762

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Canadians are a queer bunch.No pun intended.They are deliriously proud of their Anglo- Saxon and French heritage, but do not subscribe to the " Great American dream ".Members of the " 5- eye " ultra-exclusive intel club of white Anglo- Saxon nations that include Britonistan, Oz, ...
by Philip
22 May 2018 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11272
Views: 625844

Re: Levant crisis - III

Is Pence spewing fumes from his nether orifice or what? No better way ghan to scupper the talks.I would advise "Stumpy" to hit the pause button as he plans to blow up his N-testing site in a grand gesture of peace not Pence! We've coined a new meaning for the word that describes a coin in ...
by Philip
22 May 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2058
Views: 184601

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Trump is undoing a decade of progress between the US and India that took off with the regime of Snake-Oil Singh and the N-deal and payment for it by buying copious amounts of US arms. The slightest likelihood of sanctions against India will destroy whatever mil. cooperation has been achieved.All our...
by Philip
22 May 2018 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5250
Views: 449035

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I think that you're right.What the meeting was about was to reaffirm the special relationship and ties and agree that no matter what threats emerged from the US, nothing would stop the joint Indo-Russian cooperation in various disciplines which also involve other nations like Iran. By Trump's asinin...
by Philip
22 May 2018 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3670
Views: 639079

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

BEL has a great reputation making it to AWSTs list.
Would BEL been able to have given an input apart from LRDE?They make a huge list of eqpt. including larger radars.
by Philip
22 May 2018 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3375
Views: 393112

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Naval LUH. I have a few ideas about the KA-226 which could even be used on the HAL LUH. For the helo to be really worthwhile on our smaller platforms, they must have a minimum of ASW capability. Earlier helos used to fly out to a specified location based upon data from the warship and drop their DCs...
by Philip
22 May 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4302
Views: 482788

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Kalyani's 155mm arty piece has a range of 48km!
They also have light-weight pieces of 4.5 t with a hybrid model still lighter.Good details in the F mag.
by Philip
22 May 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I would love it but some gents can't face facts and costs.
Let's reserve each one's opinions to ourselves after a few posts in future.
by Philip
22 May 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

So if our Ru aircraft were such duds, esp. the SU-30, why did the IAF want and build so many? A massive 272! And want even more plus upgrades to BMos std.? Surely they had ample time to decide about the bird covering all aspects.They could've simply stopped at 60 to 80 like the MIG-29 acquisition if...
by Philip
22 May 2018 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 119185

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK's N-subs programme may face 6B GBP shortfall in the coming 10 years which could cripple the programme. Billionaire Roman Abromanovich , owner of Chelsea football club denied entry into the UK...until he shows where his billions are coming from.The UK's revenge against Russian billionaires who are...
by Philip
22 May 2018 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5250
Views: 449035

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

TOI. PM-Putin meet elevates ties to "special privileged strategic partnership. Our PM said that "Our ties will continue to scale newer heights in the coming years". A late evening note from the MEA said that both sides would " intensify consultation and coordination with each oth...
by Philip
21 May 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Katare.I posted some time ago the results when our MKIs took on RAF Eurofarters.From the Brit.press.Whatever F-16s were thrown at it in the past were bested even by legacy Bisons.The F-16 cannot with its same aerodynamics being legacy birds, and lacking TVC in any avatar best an MKI at will.At a pre...
by Philip
21 May 2018 18:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 190720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Thete is a big scare in the minds of the Muddle Class about the security of their bank deposits which the GOI must address.Firstly that only one 1 lakh is guaranteed on deposits with PSBs.Secondly that at any time the govt. can freeze their accts.limiting their withdrawals as happened during demonit...
by Philip
21 May 2018 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 460
Views: 37746

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Learn from China.The US blinks when you play hardball affecting its MNCs.India should threaten the same for US goods and services exported to India.
by Philip
21 May 2018 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3670
Views: 639079

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

A 15 yr lifespan is a great achievement.The BMos does not come cheap as well! This will improve capability as less missiles will be retd. each yr. once the first missiles reach their lifespan.
by Philip
21 May 2018 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4534
Views: 676456

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

3 cheers to the all-women crew of the IN, IN'S Tarini for their splendid achievement circumnavigating the globe.
Splice the mainbrace, pass the rum ration around again me hearties ,what?
by Philip
21 May 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan , the Rafale deal was the outcome of the MMRCA contest. That came about officially because of the inordinate delay in the arrival of the LCA, and the need for more medium- sized single seat multi- role aircraft.It was NOT an alternative to the heavy twin-seat SU-30.The latter bird, definitely ...
by Philip
21 May 2018 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2914
Views: 179740

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Hilarious! Poodleistan , Uncle Sam's closest catamite signs a deal with Iran , which the US wants to vaporize while our MEA babus often tremble in their trousers at forwarding Indo- Iranian relations in India's interests. We should similarly seize the moment and seal all Indo- Iranian deals in the p...
by Philip
21 May 2018 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5250
Views: 449035

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The US is trying to blackmail India into cancelling the huge arms deals in the pipeline using CAATSA. While saying ghat it is meant only to hurt Russia, the underlying threat is to India."Dump Russia or else..."Tina Kaidanov, a Yanqui mouthpiece...with bad breath, is to visit India and spe...
by Philip
20 May 2018 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 119185

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Londonistan which has an insidious Paki influence is the favourite haunt of Indian scamster swine.Whitehall ( Brownhall now?) will prevent any deportation of our scamsters and crooks.That influence by the Paki vote bank politics in Britistan is why a number of anti- Indian entities like Kashmiri ter...
by Philip
20 May 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The chief has said so in the report.However, which of their prototypes were sent? We know for example that Russia has around 10+ SU-57s, 2 of which were sent to Syria for battlefield tests.Later J-20s may be less easy to detect.When the Chins are involved , take nothing for granted. Another report s...
by Philip
20 May 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 98467

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

LCA MK-2 is now the " MWCA" ! Yet anothef bird, "big birather" to Tejas..So it's virtually a new bird even more than the MIG-35 is from the legacy MIG-29. However , there is a danger signal ahead.The US is warning us threatening to impose sanctions if we buy Russian defence eqpt....
by Philip
20 May 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2624
Views: 356941

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

This dog- eat-dog attitude by rival firang competitors has plagued sev. deals in the past with losers trying to scuttle the winner's chances after selection.The evaluation process must be watertight and a level playing field ensured.Remember the AW VVI P helo scam, where allegedly the goalposts were...
by Philip
20 May 2018 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 528
Views: 45540

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

Look at the new MK-2.A new designation.MWCA whatever! Year another tongue twisters to relish.
by Philip
20 May 2018 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 98467

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Fine mag filled with lots of news.Good to see Tejas " accelerating " well.Any MK-2 pics would be welcome.
by Philip
20 May 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4040
Views: 321436

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Even if you are correct, which is debatable, examine the huge cost difference between the two.We are desperately short of cash, rupee plunging, which is my main point.All Rafale items from the aircraft to weaponry will be bought outright unlike the MKI now over 70% desi.That's my main point as it ke...
by Philip
20 May 2018 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 119185

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The Brit royal family is the longest successful soap opera going ,rivalling both Hollywood and Bollywood.Immaculate conception, production, direction and marketing makes it an industry raking in the shekels in the billions.What was a secretive,protected monarchy in the olden days,especially during V...

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