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by Philip
18 Feb 2018 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The French get away with it becos they operate N-subs leaving conv. boats for the plebs. A "Super Scorpene" would require considerable redesign and cost much more.They are very expensive even without an AIP system.A VLS plug for missiles like BMos would add to size and weight requiring a m...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39603

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Said so decades ago.Saudi money funded the covert Paki N- programme.China provided the technical knowhow, along with its chum NoKo and Pak paid for the favours by building part of its arsenal for the Saudis to be tipped onto Chin supplied DF series of missiles.Pak depends so much on Saudi covert fun...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It has everything to do with Mr.Modi! The buck stops with him.For 3 years now we've been insulted and shafted by the Maldivian sprat and simply watched as China sailed in and the Pakis made inroadd too.The NDA cannot keep blaming the gutless UPA anymore.We voted for a decisive PM and govt., not a sa...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2204
Views: 167034

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

IAF experts on stealth? If the IAF is ready to accept the LCA MK-1 which is below their expected performance parameters, waiting for a MK-1A and eventually 5 years fown the line the definitive MK-2 why are they being such perfectionists about the FGFA MK-1?Secondly not many years ago, the IAF accept...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

This is precisely what I have been saying all along.Act swiftly when the opportunity arises.In the first two weeks of the crisis, the despot was shitting in his pants anxiously scanning the skies to look for Indian aircraft.Just taking over the airport and surrounding the tiny dot on the ocean that ...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2991
Views: 339705

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

This gives you an idea that the job of a sub commander is perhaps the toughest of all as he has to deal with "sea blindness" relying only upon his sensors while underway at sea and the consequences of just one small mistake.It also gives an idea of the costs of repairing an n-sub,here a si...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 15:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 698
Views: 85972

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is a scam that beggars belief! How many of us have tried getting even a small loan processed through a desi bank? A year or so ago I needed some moolah as a precaution,as some dues from the govt. were being delayed.Despite the knowledge that the money would definitely come,a year late as usual,...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2204
Views: 167034

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

the FGFA is the easiest way in which we can acquire an operate a 5th-gen fighter.It is already flying,on the brink of series production,where we've already made an investment in the JV. The Russian timetable and our inability to deliver the goods, human resources-wise,lack of design skills,saw us he...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5363
Views: 483560

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Wonders will never cease.Ashley Tell-US saying we should not weaken the FGFA JV with Russia and reassess the AMCA programme! Wise advice as the difficulties we're having putting into production and service the LCA MK-1, nightmares can be expected on the AMCA as despite 30 yrs of LCA dev., still such...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Sending India's weakness and threatening us about intervening in the Maldives, the Chinese have launched a fierce attack on the PM's visit to Ar.Pradesh threatening us with dire consequences for intruding into " Southern Tibet". It is past time to boot out the Chin shitworm of an envoy and...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2204
Views: 167034

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The SU-57 is clearly a v.diff. bird to the MKI.There is a dramatic increase in stealth, internal weapons bays, 360 deg. radars/sensors, etc.Costing approx. the same as a Rafale- it may even be cheaper, being offered to us with TOT, IP rights etc., and can be inducted using 2 sqds of Ru std. aircraft...
by Philip
15 Feb 2018 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5363
Views: 483560

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There is NO way that the GOI can fund with elections round the corner and the latest PNB shocker of a banking scam in today's media,more Rafales,plus an SEF AND LCAs! I'm nopt even venturing into FGFA airspace! As for the F-35,a wet dream to some,a nightmare to others and way,way away out of sight b...
by Philip
15 Feb 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 754
Views: 73572

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Slaughter Shiites in their mosques and then talk about reviving ancient ties with Persia/Iran !
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 629
Views: 75367

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The fascist pigs in Beijing now lust after every islet they cast their beady slit-eyes upon.The Japanese have finally decided that "enough is enough" and are doing unto China what China is doing to everyone else.past time for India to to stand up and be counted and intervene and cleanse th...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1862
Views: 264143

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We need to build asap several linked fortress towns as did the emperors of yore,where in safe and secure environs,our Kashmiri citizens,especially displaced Pandits,can return to the valley and live in safe,peaceful surroundings. These settlements,with layers of outer defences to prevent suicide att...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4832
Views: 389436

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

They say in Russia beware when a Russian leader catches a "cold". Putin today is synonomous with Russia,as the days when "India was Indira and Indira was India". The era of Putin has seen Russia rise from its post-CW humiliations,and return to the forefront of world affairs even ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298885

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What India needs to do ,if we haven't already started upon,it to create a million strong force of cyber-warriors based at multiple locations across India,armed to the teeth with our most sophisticated computers ready to go to war before the first shot is fired.Apart from dominating the air,land and ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3044
Views: 493439

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

For an SR SAM it is mightily large! Look at the current crop of SR SAM's, far smaller.However, I always thought that Akash was intended to be a med.range SAM, replacement for our legacy Sov. era SAMs.Now canisterised, perhaps my long standing query about a naval variant might happen. The IN despite ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 168539

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran have surprised and surpassed expectations with their local military industry churning out local weapons for all 3 services and its RGs too.This in the face of total sanctions from the US/West meant to protect Israel, and the Sunni/ Wahaabi terrorist kingdom the KSA. How they've managed to keep ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4078
Views: 569707

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

As fas as N- boats are concerned, their movements are most closely monitored so there can be a fair amount of disinformation put out by the IN deliberately.Decption, deception, deception.
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 630
Views: 87907

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

Seeing dozens of Flankers parked in the blinding heat at Pune perhaps explains why the availability rate was poor before the screw was tightened.
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3157
Views: 245698

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed an order for two battalions of T-14 main battle tanks (MBTs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 9 February. The order for the T-14 MBTs and T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) is understood to have been place...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please study this pic carefully,how a heavyweight Chinook has been placed aboard the lift of the QE carrier.This is a deck-edge lift which I mentioned earlier. This is intelligent design where the carrier's lifts have been made as large as posible so that thye can accommodate almost any size of figh...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 629
Views: 75367

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The US has just said that China is trying to turn the Indian Ocean into the "China's Ocean" .
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10142
Views: 531242

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201802131061607658-erdogan-us-syria-daesh-turkey/ Erdogan Calls on US to 'Stop This Theater With Daesh' in Syria MIDDLE EAST According to Erdogan, Washington's decision to give financial support to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Ankara's decisions. &quo...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 991
Views: 70126

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Not true.Nero was a monster who persecuted almost everyone! Christians were fed to the lions.Later Christians also persecuted others,especially during the Spanish Inquisition.
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Ha!ha! Shaky-Willy,former head honcho of Georgia,darling of the EU/West,whom they pumped uop with Dutch courage during the spat with Russia,but who dived for cover behind his car when an Russian air raid took place,is now in disgrace again. After losing his post he jumped ship and sailed to the UKR ...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 991
Views: 70126

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The scandal of Western "humanitarian assistance" and the grim reality of what it actually is.The OXFAM scandal in Haiti,where aid workers gave aid in exchange for sexual favours,used aid money for whoring and even as alleged abused children too,is just the tip of the iceberg of Western NGO...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

This is "Beijing Bluff".They know that they can do precious little militarily to save their catamite in male,so to prevent him from being unceremoniously booted out,they are trying to stop India any which way,from intervening.This is what the entire world is waiting for but our scaredy cat...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10142
Views: 531242

Re: Levant crisis - III

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/10/dissecting-syrian-civil-war-fighting/?playlist=structure%3Anews%2Fworld-news Dissecting the Syrian Civil war: who's fighting who and where Josie Ensor, beirut Louis Emanuel Charlotte Krol, video news producer 10 February 2018 · 1:44pm The conflict in Syria ...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

SOPs for entering and exiting Vizag harbour esp. for subs should've been established especially as our N-subs will have deeper draughts than conventional boats. The actual circumstances of the incident have not been released , when it happened by day or night, sub on the surface or submerged, etc. T...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 630
Views: 87907

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

The HOI should for the benefit of parliament prepare a white paper for it, keeping classified details restricted to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, anx let members compare the two deals/costs for themselves.Fait accompli, and BS from the Oppn. flung in their faces!
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1420
Views: 153292

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Chins repeatedly warning (India) against intervening in the Maldives.A concerted JV plan to deflect intl. condemnation of the despotic regime is on with token releases of a few MPs.Attacks against the ousted former leader denying a Chin "takeaway".We're fast losing the game in the Maldives...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Reunion is French territory.No luck there.No need for any N-sub facilities as bases on each coast will suffice.Fuel almost the full life of the sub, 90 day patrols std. A sub tender could be located in the ANC for forward logistic support for our conventional subs for ICS /Pacific ops. Since we now ...
by Philip
12 Feb 2018 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Sober but accurate assessment by the IDSA gent, echoing what one has been saying for a v.long time.A yr. ago I predicted such a situ and advised making plans for another Op. Cactus style.The longer we dawdle and weigh the pros, cons, dons, sons, rons,tons,etc., etc., everyone in the islands will be ...
by Philip
12 Feb 2018 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Posted earlier. Britain has a massive $21B "black hole" in its defence budget and cannot afford to operate mano of its ships and subs.A brand new SSN under const. may be scrapped ! Two amphib vessels too will be retired.I suggested earlier that we should make an offer for one of its beand ...
by Philip
12 Feb 2018 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27396

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

DG i a diff. issue.After WW2 Britain blackmailed Mauritius (Ramgolam) into handing over the atoll as the price for independence.Iit then handed it over to the US which wanted it desperately as a strat. base in the IOR,which it has used effectively in all Gulf Wars,Afghan War,etc.Pre-positioned vesse...
by Philip
12 Feb 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 115668

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Extensive interview with UVZ reg. Ru AVs,latest developments. From Terminator to combat systems of the future: Main advantages of Russia’s armor armada Military & Defense November 01, 2017, 19:36 UTC+3 Uralvagonzavod's deputy CEO has briefed TASS on progress achieved in the work under the 2017 s...
by Philip
12 Feb 2018 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Tx for the stats.Forgot about the other incidents.

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