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by Philip
22 May 2018 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3627
Views: 631727

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: 3374
Views: 390369

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: 4300
Views: 476900

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 1088
Views: 116206

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: 5220
Views: 444542

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 1364
Views: 182221

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: 455
Views: 35593

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: 3627
Views: 631727

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: 4523
Views: 672232

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 178849

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: 5220
Views: 444542

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: 1088
Views: 116206

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 560
Views: 91156

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: 356225

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: 524
Views: 44892

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: 560
Views: 91156

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: 4019
Views: 317340

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: 1088
Views: 116206

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...
by Philip
20 May 2018 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4019
Views: 317340

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

BMos is a desi product not Scalp.Please examine the cost of a Rafale + Meteor when compared with an MKI.Massively more expensive than any MKI combo.For a cash ztrapped govt., with the rupee falling by the day to its lowest levels yet, fat chance that the GOI will beggar the defence budget with more ...
by Philip
20 May 2018 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5220
Views: 444542

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia is not in a marriage with China, nor is there any formal military alliance.No equiv. of even our erstwhile friendship treaty with the Sovs.This current friendship does not mean that in any Sino-Indian spat it will take China's side. Moreover, the kind of military assistance it is providing us...
by Philip
18 May 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1322
Views: 143112

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Singha, you're right.There is no better policy than having large numbers of systems." Safety in numbers", old saying.Therefore having layered systems as on a warship, 3-4 anti missile systems which include main gun, gatlings, and LR/MR and SR Sam's, plus decoys, gives you a greater chance ...
by Philip
17 May 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5220
Views: 444542

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I admire the will of Putin and his support staff who execute the plans like the Crimea bridge built 6 months ahead of time. "Triumph of will".Adolf Hitler too- and one is not comparing Putin with Hitler(!), dragged Germany out of the gutter into prosperity and strength.Churchill too defied...
by Philip
17 May 2018 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 455
Views: 35593

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Great summing up of the book Ramana! A new geo-strategic algebraic equation. Let's see if the EU led by the Germans can show the US the upturned finger and revolt despite the actions of Bolt the dolt. Our Dy.Min for Foreign Affairs is in NoKo. Gen VKS has met his counterpart.We're not losing time in...
by Philip
17 May 2018 08:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 182221

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Rupee is facing a rout.It has slid by 6% so far in 2018! Trade deficit widening to $13.7B in April compared to last yr.We have to stop the massive outflow to China, no other way as oil prices are climbing.The massive imbalance with China is destroying the Indian economy especially the MSMEs. Dra...
by Philip
17 May 2018 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4019
Views: 317340

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

And the BMos does not exist on the Rafale! Plus the MKI is much cheaper being built at home not fully imported like the Rafale,guaranteeing far better support, spares, etc. instead of being ripped off by Dassault which has cost escalation clauses as well. Our MKIs have already bested every Western f...
by Philip
17 May 2018 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 501
Views: 56005

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Sadr is firstly Sadr's man and a proud Iraqi.He will not kowtow to Iran but being a Shiite wary of MBS and the Wahaabis.How he will steer a course for Iraq while the US are still in the country remains to be seen.Iraq requires a lot of cash for development, reconstruction and generating employment.T...
by Philip
17 May 2018 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1106
Views: 35981

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

A fantastic piece of engineering completed in just 3 years.In India flyovers of less than one km take longer! Or they collapse during construction too as we've just seen in Varanasi and earlier in Cal. The Chinese too built a bridge in the sea of some 30+kms in less than a year. Perhaps we should ge...
by Philip
16 May 2018 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5220
Views: 444542

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Parasu, read the reports on the new Crimea/ Kerch bridge.Look at ghe map. Previously the entire region was UKR.Only the Crimean peninsula became Russian.Much of the remaining territory remains UKR.Accessing the Crimea had to be through UKR territory by land.The ferry linking Kerch and the Russian te...
by Philip
16 May 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4019
Views: 317340

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The later F mag says that an order for 324 LCAs is probably going to happen, with variants, MK-2 to fill the SE requirement instead of the F-16/Gripen.It suggests that along with more Rafales this will fit the IAF's requirements.LCAs fine but Rafale at what cost when cheaper BMos MKIs are available?
by Philip
16 May 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 224353

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

Do we have a 400km range radar equiv. ? Even the Jags and LCAs are to have Israeli 2032/ 2052 ELTA radars.
by Philip
15 May 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 224353

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

Exactly! Why buy extra BMos incapable Rafales at thrice the price? Remember that even Parikar said that the MKIs were an alternative some time ago.There would be no need for buying yet another firang fighter adding to the birds in the aviary at all! Huge money saved too.From current posts in the oth...
by Philip
15 May 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5220
Views: 444542

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Sorry, somehow Putin is in the news again! He just opened the new 12 mile long bridge linking the Crimea and Russian territory across the Kerch Straits built 6 months ahead of time, driving a truck across it himself.The bridge is of great strategic importance as earlier a ferry transiting UKR territ...

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