Bharat Rakshak Forum Announcement

Hello Everyone,

A warm welcome back to the Bharat Rakshak Forum.

Important Notice: Due to a corruption in the BR forum database we regret to announce that data records relating to some of our registered users have been lost. We estimate approx. 500 user details are deleted.

To ease the process of recreating the user IDs we request members that have previously posted on the BR forums to recognise and identify their posts, once the posts are identified please contact the BRF moderator team by emailing BRF Mod Team with your post details.

The mod team will be able to update your username, email etc. so that the user history can be maintained.

Unfortunately for members that have never posted or have had all their posts deleted i.e. users that have 0 posts, we will be unable to recreate your account hence we request that you re-register again.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Regards,
Seetal

Search found 17713 matches

by Philip
18 Dec 2017 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2390
Views: 285156

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rakesh, is that what was earlier described as an "engineering nightmare"? At what point does concurrent engr. end and a full fledged bird arrive with its manuals just like a motorcar?
by Philip
18 Dec 2017 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4815
Views: 428057

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

No wonder the Typhoon is so expensive.You are first "CAPTOR-ed by "PIRATEs", then "DASS-ed" and IFF you don't hand over much wampum, then you will "AGE" in captivity!
by Philip
18 Dec 2017 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2916
Views: 282674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Looking at the IT report on the escalation, I have a simple solution.First 200 at earlier agreed upon prices, in the stages spelt out,then TOT escalated prices ONLY for the rest built with desi material as with the MKIs.By that time the HAL LUH would've arrived and we would've got our 200 at the ini...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Looking at major sub tragedies in the past, Thresher,Scorpion of the USN, 3 Sov.subs , K-9,Komsomolets and Kursk, locating some of them took years.I think the Scorpion at depths of almost 100000ft. If a sub is on patrol , on a highly classified mission and not in frequent common., locating it will b...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2291
Views: 356758

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Any news about the on and off "Surya", said to be the real deal?
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2390
Views: 285156

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Steady deliveries every month will derail any attempt to scuttle the LCA. THE IAF , if it truly behind the bird, must embed its team to assist in the production phase as well as familiarizing itself with the bird by its maintenance command.
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 127
Views: 13502

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

AK which army did he command? I remember that there were 3 formations that put the screws on E.Pak.If I'm not mistaken was his thrust from the N-East?
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4779
Views: 364366

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Da! Pak can't afford to buy Ru weaponry , only Chin at friendship prices and some freebies from Uncle Sam allowing it to maintain its F-16 fleet. It is being pragmatic by slowly morphing into a Chin mil. satellite.All its nuclear and missile tech has come via China with the US , esp.Clinton turning ...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2916
Views: 282674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Just ck CNS's statement requiring " 500 " aircraft and helos by 2030..

"2X" cost per unit for infrastructure appears ridiculous!-
I doubt a "2X" request/claim has been made.The deal was for $1B altogether!
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The Scorpene leaks is a grave problem along with the French assuring OZ that we would never get superior sub tech to what they would give OZ.In the light of both of these factors normally building extra Scorpenes should be avoided.German U-17boats served us well for 3 decades.Time to consider them a...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

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

Co the air defences again.There is a piece by a former Lt.Gen.head of the same ,giving a v.good history of the evolution of the same and increased points to be defended today making point defence prohibitively costly.Guns can't deal with stand-off PGMs as effectively as they did earlier with aircraf...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2916
Views: 282674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I posted some time ago thd official cost of the deal for 200 helos.I think it was $1B for all 200 helos working out to $5 M per unit.That's around 35 crores max. not 70 cr. That was to have included full details,drawings,etc.so that local component manufacture would increase incrementally.I also rem...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1339
Views: 113816

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Look, I think that our designers and consultants designed and built what was reqd. reactorwise for the first Arihant class SSGN/ SSBN subs.The limited no of missiles for the first two boats ( if Arigat is a sister ship and not larger with 8 silos) and the last SU report, indicate that a design for a...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1339
Views: 113816

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Plus Spanish Scorpene variants having a faulty design where they could sink!
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Great work by the MOD of the UPA era in banning in haste the whole group and not just the AW helo co.The GOI of the day should've swiftly redressed the same, but were perhaps wary of doing so for political reasonsusing it against the Cong. as this is a v.clear cut case of bribery and corruption expo...
by Philip
17 Dec 2017 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1044
Views: 97692

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Some titbits, copyright issues prevents full posting. Russian conv. sub exports.Absence of a current AIP system may affect future sales even though the versatile Kilo 636 subs are being discussed with a few nations.France in pole position for 3 extra Scorpenes as the MDL facility can only produce Sc...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The problem is that so many ships are lost every year without any distress signal and survivors rarely found if ever.Some due to bad weather, machinery and commn.problems.Pirate attacks too.Cargo might shift in the hold in bad weather capsizing the ship, leaving no time for lifeboats, etc. to be lau...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 127
Views: 13502

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

Chatham House had an excellent analysis of how we swept into Dacca in such a short time.The three major thrusts put the Pakis in a real fix as they did not know which one was heading for Dacca.Bypassing strongpoints and local MB assistance saw E.Pak fall like France in WW2.The Tangail airdrop was a ...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1809
Views: 139192

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Ramana, I think you're right.Penetration by the US establishment has been a factor in Indo-Pak wars.Remember the alleged mole in Mrs.G's cabinet? During the SL crisis we had a RAW gent who went over to the CiA caught literally with his pants down...! Before that we had the Larkins' brothers spying f...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1693
Views: 245010

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What about France setting up a huge A-320 plant in China? The Chinese will beg, borrow and steal to get their way.However, Russia is v.wary about giving them their very latest eqpt.like stealth fighters- offered to us in the FGFA JV instead.They're not getting Akulas and N-sub assistance of the kind...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1693
Views: 245010

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I don't know whether it was earlier posted but a book has come out claiming that it was a long planned move by Mao to "teach India a lesson" and not Chacha Nehru's forward policy that sparked off '62.Mao was having serious problems at home and wanted a diversion.The Chins were also p*ssed ...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Sub rescue is another matter altogether.It isn't the equiv of rescuing the crew of a merchantman in distress.The DSRVs have to be transported to the location.The two we're getting from Britain can be transported by our heavylifters , not enough info whether US-2s can do so. How often will such emerg...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Not suggesting that the P-8Is need to take a 'seabath" to hunt for subs! :rotfl: ,but amphibs as mentioned can land anywhere they choose ,not being limited by airstrips like conv. aircraft/P-8Is. Greater capability when based in the islands. I've given 3 types which we could acquire.US-2s in li...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

P-8Is cannot land on water! In WW2 seaplanes/amphibs were extensively used for ASW.In fact,seaplanes used to land on the lake behind HAL in BLR.WE ant more ASW aircraft,LRMP,medium sized,etc. for both the IN and CG.A part of that req. could be with amphibs. Moving personnel,troops,eqpt.,etc. in isla...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2953
Views: 320582

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Russia to stay put at Tartus in Syria,its key naval base in the Meditt. Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a draft law to the State Duma on the ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Re...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Another report on the Kalvari commissioning and our UW status.Hint of another new sub programme P-76. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ins-kalvari-to-be-commissioned-today-but-indian-navy-s-sub-sea-power-is-below-par/story-p9HgIlur02kqhxYr5IBteL.html INS Kalvari submarine commissioned but I...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1339
Views: 113816

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Here's a good primer.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/trans ... arine1.htm
How Submarines Work
BY MARSHALL BRAIN & CRAIG FREUDENRICH, PH.D.
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Back to the Kalvari commissioning. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/dec/15/delayed-by-five-years-ins-kalvari-just-a-toothless-tiger-shark-1727856.html Delayed by five years, INS Kalvari just a 'toothless' tiger shark? By Express News Service | Published: 15th December 2017 09:13 AM | Last...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

An interesting excursion into the Meditt and IOR by two corvettes of the Ru Baltic Fleet escorted by a tanker.The RuN is concentrating on building more smaller corvettes in its surface fleet as these smaller ships armed with Kalibir and other missiles,are packing a punch far beyond their weight. The...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 315
Views: 30072

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

DT is not "wagging the dog", he's "flogging" it! He's under severe pressure from Christian fundoos- his votebank, who from Dubya's time wanted to accelerate Armageddon and Christ's second coming.This votebank is essential to securing Senate and House seats at home , majority in C...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Spicejet could operate such services all along our coastline as well in the islands just as the seaplanes have been doing in the Maldives and SL for years.There are so many ports, towns by the sea which do not have air connectivity.A close friend who has interests in Porbandar complained that the co...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some media angst reg absence of fish on the sub."toothless tigershark" and huge delay in the Scorpene programme.Adm.Bhagwat gives some v.intg. info on hiding in thermal climes ideal depths for summer and winter, and news that the GOI is negotiating with for Black Sharks yet again. In the 1...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

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

Yes the horizontal inlet just before the tail decidedly an afterthought.Even the HF-24 has such graceful lines.The LCA looks a bit shrunk.As there is some ballast in the LCA, would a slight lengthening of the fuselage give it a more aerodynamic profile ( remember the wasp waist designs of yesteryear...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

PS: Amphib ops against the Paki coastline v.unlikely as we are yet to possess dedicated amphib assault ships.They would also require huge air support for the invading forces and here the limited aircraft aboard the two carriers would be felt.Instead, we may see special forces action, MARCOS commando...
by Philip
15 Dec 2017 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Nice to see AS mix up the HDW U-209s as Kilos and vice versa! Knowing the IN, to imagine that the IN will use its carriers against Pak in a defensive supportive mode only is erroneous.From our past experience of '71 , with the venerable Vikrant with its gammy boiler and vintage Sea Hawks and Alizes,...
by Philip
14 Dec 2017 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1339
Views: 113816

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

SU is with IT where Raj C is the chief editor.Raj C was the one who gave us the first info about our strat. deterrent with his book,"Weapons of Peace". RC has excellent access at the highest level and would be able to get accurate info without anything really classified being revealed.I fe...
by Philip
14 Dec 2017 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471767

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Unless a G-to-G deal is swiftly sealed our Scorpenes will be relatively toothless,equipped only with a few Exocets! This recent report says that 3-4 yrs will it take for the fish to arrive! It was asinine to punish the naval arm of the Leonardo Group when the AW issue is with the helo division only....
by Philip
14 Dec 2017 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 409
Views: 53698

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Viv,Spice jet is acquiring over 100 seaplanes for commercial services and the PM just took a ride in one.Pray do they have 3M wave sea state capability ? When I first brought up the need well over a decade ago,I mentioned the Maldives in particular where there are dozens of seaplanes being used as ...
by Philip
14 Dec 2017 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2916
Views: 282674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That's a huge order.Wonder why it hasn't been sealed. Is it an infrastructural problem? Hal has a massive order book for its helo division,the most successful in terms of indigenous development. Can the exg. BLore division manage to produce the LCH as well as ALHs,etc.,as we know that for the LUH a ...

Go to advanced search