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by Philip
20 Jul 2018 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 17478

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: 205
Views: 16172

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: 1833
Views: 356561

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: 1672
Views: 215458

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: 11422
Views: 662369

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: 116
Views: 17478

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: 5361
Views: 474394

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: 1521
Views: 183712

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: 5361
Views: 474394

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: 802
Views: 73848

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: 116
Views: 17478

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: 802
Views: 73848

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: 1833
Views: 356561

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: 116
Views: 17478

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.
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 17478

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.
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 802
Views: 73848

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The UK gave up India because it could not hold onto it thanks to Netaji and the INA.The RIN mutiny perhaps the final nail in the coffin.Caught between masses of mutinous Indian soldiets- and millions served in the two stupid European wars that encompassed the globe, and the " half-naked fakir&q...
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356561

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

This is the painful truth.Many of our "desi" wares have considerable firang baggage. ut by the time we put all the pieces together we find the cost skyrocketing in comparislon with an outright buy. Perhaps the answer lies in JVs like BMos, B-8, etc. for some requirements incrementally prog...
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 17478

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Jusg for the record, the PN has ordered 2 more FFGs from China.Totally 4 X 4000t multi-role vessels well armed which will all be delivered within 4/5 years. The speed of Chin naval construction is exceptional.No wonder the IN wants thd almosg completed Grigs.
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 17478

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Cost, cost, cost.The smaller Talwar FFGs cost less , our own official stats, allowing larger number of FFGs.Though smaller, the latest avatar of the Talwars pack considerable punch, BMos, two SAM systems- one anti-missile/gatlings, and an assortment of ASW systems similar to what's on the P-17s. The...
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2944

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

I think the Trump- Putin meet was of zero value to the US establishment which is steeped in hatred of Russia like the Pakis of us. If it rains, it's Russia's fault.If there are raging fires- blame Russia.A great pity because if these two most powerful N- powers collaborate and cooperate, we'd have l...
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733548

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

9m high waves during hhe test.Perfect result.Great show!
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3131
Views: 376224

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

I put forward long ago picking up the retiring ex- RN STOVL carriers ...to be used as amphibs/ ASW platforms.
If we could buy a 4 decade old rust bucket like the Trenton, these are better value for money.Just the cost of one Rafale!
by Philip
17 Jul 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 17478

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Chins have v.deep pockets, plus low production costs, slave labour, etc. Their warships which were relatively less cimplex ghan western or Ru ones have vastly improved thanks to their "vacuum cleaner" espionage , scooping up every single shred of military and industrial knowledge by th...
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2489
Views: 402063

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Type 55 DDGs philosophy is overwhelm enemy anti- missile defences with massed salvoes and have as many anti- missile assets for defence.Such a capability comes at a significant cost too.These DDGs are twice the size of the first P-15s.Our later model P-15s however could do with more VLS silos.
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356561

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

One can understand if the LCA was in the same class as the MKI.It simply isn't by any stretch of the imagination.You can't have a 4 × cost escalation.I have repeatedly stressed that cost-effective decisions must be taken.It is easy to say pay for Tejas and Arjun " at any cost".But that cos...
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3249
Views: 303713

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Well at least engine replacements need not be ordered from Ru in the future, as we have a few thousand T-series MBTs in service of which the majority will be with us until 2030.The more indigenisation of components the smoother the spares and support situ will be. However, the new MOD committee bein...
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238072

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

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by Philip
15 Jul 2018 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356561

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

Cost of Tejas 463 crores.Cost of an MKI 400crores made in India! HAL earlier quoted only 100 crores for an LCA. How is this acceptable? The DM , NS is perfectly within her right as DM to demand fiscal accountability from the pampered DPSUs which for decades have been ripping the services and the GOI...
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2944

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Imran is going to be the latest puppet of the Paki military.There is enough material to discredit him and bring him down in the future when the Paki army is tired of him or if he grows to big for his boots.He too will have to flee abroad like his predecessors Nawaz, stupid to return, and Gen.Mushy t...
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238072

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

$32M per 29K was an official figure put out at the time.Extras added to the overall cost.Look at the deal with Egypt in recent times for 29s and 35s.V.reasonable.$29M was a fig. given for dxtra RuAF 29s.
by Philip
15 Jul 2018 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356561

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

"Tejas price to come under scrutiny".NS says. New committee by the MOD to look into cost of products of the DPSUs. This is precisely the argument which I've put forward regarding the IA and Arjun, which is far more expensive than the T-90.The report also mentioned the cheaper cost of buyin...
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 205
Views: 16172

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I would've preferred Frau Merkel who is a realist.We haven't had German head for aeons.Germany rules the EU and as a commentator recently wrote, the NATO nations are p*ssed off with the US and may want their own Euro-Corps instead which may even include Russia not the UK!.Opportunity for India to le...
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733548

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

NS has stated that the S-400 deal is in its " conclusive" stage and Russia and India have a very long history in defence partnership, long before CAASTA which is a US not UN sanction protocol.Secondly COMCASA has yet to be worked out to India's satisfaction. So the S-400 deal is to be seal...
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 885
Views: 77188

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The USN's latest stealth DDG Zumwalt class Michael Monsoor, returned to base after an engine was wrecked ($20M) during acceptance trials.Turbine blade failure reportedly. Huge USN naval exercises off Hawaii tested fof the first time land based anti- ship missiles ( Norwegian) out to a target, an old...
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 802
Views: 73848

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Imagine what the world would be like if Vlad- the- Bad and
Donald-the-Befuddled , aka " the Beast",exhanged places!
The World Cup woild've ended in utter chaos with fighting on the field, fixed refs, and the spark setting off WW3!
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2572
Views: 167996

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

132 killed in pre-election bombings in Pak. Thank the Dear Lord that we were born on this side of the border after Independence! For all those whingeing about Indian govts. present and past, thank your lucky stars, count your blessingz and send up a prayer for Mother India's protection from the evil...
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238072

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Yes.Just $32M for naval fighters.Egypt was offered std.29s for just $29M.
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106305

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

They must be having something up their sleeve.Don't forget that the U-209 sub designs secretly given to the S.Africans can be offloaded by us to anyone.
Intetesting VLS concept.The Taiwanese have their own Hsieung Feng 3 supersonic anti- ship missile.
by Philip
14 Jul 2018 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 205
Views: 16172

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

NS."India will go ahead with Triumf deal". Pact with Russia was much before sanctions law.Deal in its " conclusive stages". Relations with Russia "have endured for years". CAASTA is a "US law is not a UN law". COMCASA." Final positions are yet to be arriv...
by Philip
13 Jul 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 158023

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

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