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by Philip
04 Oct 2018 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3018
Views: 204376

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: 4226
Views: 373185

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: 5446
Views: 501003

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: 3492
Views: 352478

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: 1430
Views: 180108

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: 1436
Views: 200403

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: 2193
Views: 342860

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: 1884
Views: 235903

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: 1631
Views: 137139

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: 4226
Views: 373185

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: 2193
Views: 342860

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: 4226
Views: 373185

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: 1436
Views: 200403

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: 1436
Views: 200403

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: 4226
Views: 373185

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: 4226
Views: 373185

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: 5446
Views: 501003

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: 2806
Views: 299936

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: 3649
Views: 472709

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Lack of money affecting ALH production?Possible .
LUH delays? No idea.
by Philip
30 Sep 2018 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100026

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Did the slit-eyed " yellow peril" ( pardon ye colonial connotations) Chins invite India to work with them in the Maldives when they began their atoll squatting, India ousting from contracts, etc. and conspire with our other mortal enemy, Pak to turn the Maldives into their vassal entity? I...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75700

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

The Swefes now say that India is free to choose its partner for the Gripen, following in the Raffy's footsteps!
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100026

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It was a surprise just like the last Lankan presidential election as the voters kept their " bullets" for the two despots well hidden.With the opposition in jail and a heavy-handed attitude by those in uniform on the street, people kept silent., waiting for their revenge. Now that he has l...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299936

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

All we know in open source material is that as of now, "70%" of the bird is from desi raw material.That is quite a lot. The BMos mods are also by HAL.One hopes that the further SS std. Flanker upgrades will be fast- tracked by the MOD/ CCS as these would further enhance fhe birds capabilit...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61825

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

A USMC F-35 crashed and was completely destroyed .Fortunately the pilot ejected and is safe.He would be able to relate the problem experienced.Reasons for the crash not given out as yet and no grounding of the aircraft ordered which indicates that it was unlikely to be a design flaw. Perhaps a bird ...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83988

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We already have the expertise of sub VLS tech. with the ATV programme and thus need nothing from So Ko whose subs owe a lot to German tech, most being licence-built U- boats.It would be far better getting original German tech. through the G-2-G route, esp. the AIP system.This should be incorporated ...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2647
Views: 531887

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

This is the intriguing thought.That HAL which performed so well in Jag/ Darin upgrades, converting the vanilla SU-30 into a world-beater MKI, now going to be even deadlier with 40 MKIs to be upgraded to BMos std., was considered by Dassault as being inadequate for whatever Raffy prod. work they envi...
by Philip
29 Sep 2018 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4603
Views: 573779

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Sorry, shouldn't it be Vajra hits targets in Porkistan? We're told that yesterday the Porkis suffered heavy casualties from our arty fire.
by Philip
28 Sep 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200403

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

Until Hollande made his infamous statement which appears to be an attempt at distancing himself from some moolah going towards his moll's film by the R co., the only item of dispute was whether the GOI had paid a higher price for the deal in comparison with that of the UPA ( but never fully negotiat...
by Philip
27 Sep 2018 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83988

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The approx. total refit of the 4 U-boats will eventuallu cost around $350M+ to extend the life of them by another decade.Why the refit couldn't be undertaken by MDL is a v.moot Q as 2 were built by it! HSL has refitted a Kilo - though it took a lifetime to do so and is trying to get the remaining Ki...
by Philip
26 Sep 2018 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1430
Views: 180108

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Combat Approved on RT has a great feature on a Delta-3 SSBN.First time pics of the inside of an Ru SSBN.Considering that the Delta in a Sov. era legacy SSBN, very generous spaces and a huge co trol room.A very intetesting note is a star on the silo denoting how many missiles have been fired from it....
by Philip
26 Sep 2018 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3018
Views: 204376

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Stupid panic-wallahs even before Trump acts! Spineless MEA why few take India seriously. The EU, Russia, China and Iran have just agreed on the sidelines of the UNGA to form an SPV for trade with it , including oil exports, meanz of payments, etc., provided the cos. doing biz with these foreign nati...
by Philip
25 Sep 2018 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200403

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

PS: Pl. read Dassault's own statement put out after Hollande's statement.Both Falcon AND Rafale components will be made at the Nagpur facility. There is a definite deal between Dassault and the R co. brokered by M.Hollande.We know his mistress benefited from the R co.Did he also have a finger in the...
by Philip
25 Sep 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200403

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

There is one basic fact - that we in both DPSU ad pvt. sector have limitations as to the tech. we can develpp and absorb. Over 5 yrs. ago I think, a top Ru diplomat said the we (India) needed to quickly make up our minds as to what areas of the FGFA programme we wished to work on as the project was ...
by Philip
24 Sep 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83988

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

But which sub do the Yanquis fear most? Not a U-209, but the Kilos, esp. the latest variants which can carry Klub/ Kalibir missiles far more lethal than either US Harpoons SSMs or French Exocets.Talk to Indian submariners who've served on both classes and you will get a better picture and comparison...
by Philip
24 Sep 2018 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501003

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There's lots that Russia can buy from India instead of from the EU or UK.One major commodity is tea which used to be big biz during Sov. times.But more importantly is dumping the imports from China into the ICS and negating the $60B trade deficit with it.The rupee-rouble trade protocol can start a s...
by Philip
24 Sep 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100026

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Like Rajapakse, Yameen got overconfident and underestimated his unpopularity. The key Q now is to work with the new rregime to send the Chins back to Beijing.Unfortunately in SL, we dropped the ball and the village bumpkin who became pres. let the Rajapakse clan off the hook and never brought them t...
by Philip
23 Sep 2018 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3018
Views: 204376

Re: Iran News and Discussions

A Sadat style op.Could very well be an ISI hand in it to please their Soothi birthers and prove Captain Khan's credentials.....for a transfusion of riyals for his bankrupt outfit. His stunt selling off the fancy state cars to augment fmpth coffers was a monumental flop. The Soothis always shoot from...
by Philip
23 Sep 2018 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3781
Views: 199303

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Yes, the GOI and TN politicos were complicit in the destruction of the LTTE...and thank goodness for that! Assassinating an Indian PM calls for the most extreme action against the perpetrators.The LTTE spurned and double-crossed all those moderate Lankan leaders who were trying to work out an equita...
by Philip
23 Sep 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200403

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

By the by, the R co. or RDL for that matter, according to the latest handout by the "D" co., Dassault not Daw**d,, is going to make parts of the Falcon AND the Rafale at its Nagpur facility. The problem with French milware is that it comes at massive cost and if you add lifecycle costs imp...

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