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by Philip
14 Aug 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 574
Views: 42975

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turkish " delight" gone sour must reminx all that we too will bd v.vulnerable if we continue to buy US milware. The day the erratic US declares India a rogud state, kaput goes our US made milware, LCA too.Its why I've for over a decade advised other western aero- engine options for LCA...
by Philip
14 Aug 2018 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 943
Views: 88312

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The rupee's fall against the almighty $ must get the GOI looking at other alternatives in paying for imports, barter and other currencies as well.However, the huge Chinese trade deficit of $60B must be reversed with high duties and ban on some Chin goods that are destroying our small and micro indus...
by Philip
14 Aug 2018 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1484
Views: 171194

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

From the v. clip he looked a darkie.Let's wait for his details.
by Philip
14 Aug 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137281

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

Raking up the past is not the way.It would equate the Bofors deal with that of the Rafale.There is a key diffetence.In the Bofors deal, solid evidence came out from Sweden that bribes were paid.I posted the full story last year. As far as the Rafale deal goes, the only Q is about its high price.Ther...
by Philip
14 Aug 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4146
Views: 351622

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Ranting...! Even the Karnataka BJP politicos are asking for it to remain at BLR.this shifting is all to do with the coming elections, not a logical decision in my opinion, and in such indecent haste, without enough time to prepare for it, it will be a big flop.Why brought forward to Oct?There is spe...
by Philip
14 Aug 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4208
Views: 768688

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Alarm bells will ringn in Barad- Dur, the "Dark Tower", and any test beyond a certain threshold will singe the Necromancer's orange wig! I guess our disciples of Chanakya do not want the beam of his eye turned Itowards India, as we're quite happy that his wrath is currently directed to the...
by Philip
12 Aug 2018 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137281

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

The only worry is if the CAG says that as in the Boeing P-8I deal, the L-1 evaluation for the Raffy was tilted in its favour vs the EF. Looking at EF costs and woes currently amongst NATO nations , the Rafale was a better choice and the IAF did a most extensive technical evaluation of the birds cont...
by Philip
12 Aug 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

M2K has never been called an old hag by moi! Only Yanqui F-16/F-18 birds.I would describe the M2K as an middle aged beauty. The post was the final verdict on its performance vis-a-vis contemporary western fighters where the Fulcrum pasted all contemporary western rivals and Block-50 F-16s.The link w...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2712
Views: 271516

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

We' ve been saying this for aeons! " More of the same in service" to increase numbers, serviceability, cost-effectiveness, etc.At least another 18 to 20 Rafales since we've bought 36, would give us 3 sqds.40 to 60 SU-30s plus as many LCAs that we can build and send the firang req. into the...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137281

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

RaGa is ranting right now about the deal on telly.The GOI should refute the allegations with facts and comparative analysis in everyone's interests.YS, AS, belonging to the LKA faction, the " ancien regime", are bitter at being excluded and cast into the wilderness by the current BJP regim...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3327
Views: 317749

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Demand a lottery for each team for the tank they will use! That way there will be a level playing field for all.The teams must also have sufficient practice time as somd contestants may not operate similar eqpt. or variants they operate may differ. T-14s aren't the top Ru mil. priority right now.It ...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4146
Views: 351622

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

PR for the CM .Frankly this moving the Aero- India show will prove detrimental in the long run.It will never gain the same status as Paris, Farnborough, Singapore, Dubai and MAKS which are permanent venues. There must be a permanent venue and BLR is the best as it is the HQ of Indian aerospace and I...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Now that we have them we just have to innovate and make improvements ourselves if the OEM cannot deliver. I do agree that the ASW helos are more pressing along with a second sub line acquired apart from the P-75I which is taking years to select.At the current rate these subs will arrive only by 2030...
by Philip
11 Aug 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4208
Views: 768688

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nag/Namica a good start.The prod. rate should be doubled for faster induction.The IA/ DRDO should also improve the platform by adding a cannon to it for self-defence so that it can deal with RPG threats from enemy infantry.A Namica-2 could incorporate it.
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1484
Views: 171194

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

A huge row has erupted in Britain after ex-Foreign Sec. and senior Tory leader Boris Johnson said that the slit-eyed burqas looked like post office "pillar boxes",etc.,The Saudi style slit-eyed burqs,growing in India too,do not show the faces of the occupants and pose a severe security pro...
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

CAG report posted by several members. I am not criticisng the rejection of the SU-57,which was on its cost and the factor of western pressure to buy more western/US eqpt. than from Russia (meaning Rafales and old hags).We don;t have enough money to buy all of them,but believe you me,we will in the f...
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2712
Views: 271516

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

The comparisons of the Malaysian issue,German issue and others highlight the basic problem of maintaining high performance fighters whether they're from the east or west.Britain junked their entire Nimrod ASW birds,actually sadistically cutting them up (and are now hilariously wanting the French to ...
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is the P-8I an "Indian" machine? Your statement is ridiculous,We haven't been able to design and build a decent transport of any size ,how on earth are we going to acquire an LRMP bird even in a decade's time? As for fighters,take a good look at how long the LCA torture has endured.The pit...
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400088

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

If the IAF is going to take over HAL what happens to the ADA? Frankly it is the ADA that should come under the IAF's jurisdiction as it is the core design entity for present and future needs.HAL must be geared up and overhauled management- wise as the OEM, along with pvt. sector entities so that the...
by Philip
09 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Filipov was far away plotting and planning mischief of a risque kind! No Natashas involved unfortunately. I personally think that our entire procurement process is one big sham.Every govt. gets pressurised by firang vendors to the detriment of desi independence.The task is to incrementally increase ...
by Philip
08 Aug 2018 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Back from the boondocks. Vindicated! As I've always maintained,the P-8I was a "sweetheart " deal,part of the covert agreement by Snake-Oil Singh to buy US defence eqpt. like the C-17 (again keeping Boeing's C-17 line running)as a thank you for the N-deal upon which Snake-Oil staked his pol...
by Philip
21 Jul 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 47722

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Britain to become the first nation in the world to have a fully unmanned aircraft sqd.$2B is being invested now for development and the " Tempest", will be in service by 2035.

We must contrast this with the AMCA plans which have yet to be kicked off.
by Philip
21 Jul 2018 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6186

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Read Irfan Hussein's analysis on the election and Imran's " poisoned chalice" in the Dawn. The merry mess that the various political parties in Pak are in and the possibility of Imran having to seek coalition partners, will leave " Captain" Imran " stumped" in the not t...
by Philip
21 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400088

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

So the performance stats of aircraft , some 3 to 4 decades since they first arrived, and tested half a decade ago is good enough for the IAF who however want multiple improvements of the LCA before buying more. This is a bizarre situation.Surely in the last 5 years there have been major advances in ...
by Philip
21 Jul 2018 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Good.At the current apeed of desi construction by DPSU yards, we will steadily lose the advantage we currently have.I am not advocating buying from Russia- other than what the Navy wants, the 4 almost completed FFGs.Don't put words into my mouth.I said we need a new class of corvettes and the GOI sh...
by Philip
21 Jul 2018 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 225944

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

3 man crew , 2 in the turret.The tank is lighter, can have better protection, smaller profile, ease of transportation, much lower cost, etc.The T-90 turret with its extra ERA just like Arjun has v.good protection.A T-90 survived a TOW ATGM in Syria.It was posted somd timd ago.The Le Clerc is an MBT ...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes and it will take 7-8 years for P-17As to be commissioned! Pak is getting 4 4K t FFGs in 4 years time from China.We will at that rate be outnumbered by them in the next decade. If any such dastardly event happens,we should destroy all Paki naval bases,Gwadar,etc.,etc. in return.Any such attack wi...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24888

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

It means harming US interests! Quite a play on words,after NS and others have stated openly that the S-400 deal is definitely on and that Indo-Iranian relations will be further strengthened. Any US sanctions will receive a similar reply from India,plus damage severely the growing Indo-US strategic d...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400088

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

POOF

No more discussions of any other weapon system on this Tejas thread. I will start handing bans now if there is any other discussion in this thread.Any discussions on non Tejas issues will be deleted

Moderator
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 225944

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Weight reduction: There is an interesting intl. development,a Franco-German venture,where the Le Clerc turret with an auto-loader and 2 man crew,is mated with the chassis of the Leopard.It has achieved two things.One,lighter weight,plus a smaller crew.Now imagine if the Arjun chassis can be mated wi...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11466
Views: 676008

Re: Levant crisis - III

An expose of the covert support of the Syrian rebels and how they've been armed by shady western and Arab potentates,a gross interference in Syria's sovereignty. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-war-bosnia-saudi-arabia-aleppo-weapons-arms-deals-a8451841.html A Bosnian signs off weapons he ...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

P-8Is can't do the "low and slow " biz.IL-38 platforms are available at around just $30-40M a pop,unlike the $250-300M cost for just one P-8! Even if it costs us $100M for electronics,etc,the saving will be huge and allow us to have more LRMP aircraft in the air,that too which can carry BM...
by Philip
20 Jul 2018 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5376
Views: 481612

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Spot on.We got soft during centuries of enormous wealth,got invaded by the Muslims,then they got soft during the end days of Mughal rule and allowed the Europeans to enter "first to trade and then to raid".Since Independence,nay partition,we've had an Islamic monster constantly trying to d...
by Philip
19 Jul 2018 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Moral of the story,and we must thank Trump for his bluntness,not verbiose diplomuttic garbage,that we must fend for ourselves.Therefore,India must look to its own interests first,not that of America.
by Philip
19 Jul 2018 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5376
Views: 481612

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

yes,it is no small change,but the threat from the Sino-Paki BM arsenal is very,very real.I think that the GOI has realised that we need to neutralise as far as possible the lesser of our two mortal enemies.Pak cannot be sure that their surprise strike will succeed and will be very vulnerable to our ...
by Philip
19 Jul 2018 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 943
Views: 88312

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The incredible about turns in Trump's statements and the babu civil war ongoing in the US means bad times for the rest of the world,as well as us. In such a scenario,there are no constants,only shifting sands every day.Therefore India should bat on regardless with Iran,Russia ,etc.,cement our own st...
by Philip
19 Jul 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

L&T have teamed up with Navantia for the amphibs,of the Juan Carlos class without the ski-jump.Modified versions are being built for Oz and others. Why L&T were sent back is anybody's guess.Babudom wanting a DPSU yard to throw its turban into the ring? What we really need is anew corvette de...
by Philip
18 Jul 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 943
Views: 88312

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The Brits sent out their best to run the empire and did have their own pecking order with the elite on top because they felt that they were the best.WW1 was the "Part 1" , the first half of the European conflict that spread.WW2 was the second half. The EU was formed to prevent future confl...
by Philip
18 Jul 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400088

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

I've often said , check my posts please, that MIG is obligated to correct defects and if need be replace the lot.However, how the deal was sealed and defect liabilities mentioned, penalties, etc. ,which was drafted and done by the MOD and not the services remains an unknown.Even if poorly drafted to...
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

P-17A actual costs can only be quantified after the first one is built.Going by every warship built by our yards, it will be several times more than originally estimated.

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