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by Philip
24 Feb 2018 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 58
Views: 3034

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

Willi, MKIs and 29UGs " brochure planes"? Come again! Study the facts.The 40+ upgraded BMos capable MKIs ard going to bd the main strike force of the IAF, not the 36 Rafales and the 67 29UGs all upgraded unlike the M2Ks at 4 times ter cost of which only 7 have been upgraded and a spat is r...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1944
Views: 161184

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Sadly Indian diplomacy has been too engaged with overseas matters in far- off countries, while the backyard and neighbourhood has increasingly come under heavy Chin influence.Only Bangladesh and its strongwoman, Hasina, who hanged the perpetrators of the '71 era and murderers of her family, has show...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

The " long distance deployment" of the Chins that has made the GOI blink are highly mobile assets called "people".The Maldives have been stealthily already overrun by so-called "tourists".The highest visiting the v.upmarket Maldives too. Not too long ago I posted a repo...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303395

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China is v.unlikely to get the latest Ru tech as the Russians know that the Chinese will reverse engineer it.The SU-35 is being offered only because the SU-57 is just around the corner.Neither will it come with Ru std. eqpt.Already possessing Flanker reverse- engineered tech, an SU-35 sale of export...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 58
Views: 3034

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

The obvious solution cheapest too, is more 29/35s or MKIs.Even an SU-35, single pilot could cut down operating/ manpower costs, but there are too many vested,"west-ed" interests and the IAF want fancy western " sports cars" to play with.Real core aircraft reqd. for winning a war ...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10228
Views: 537093

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Syrian-Russo combine,should scythe through the ranks of the ungodly like a combine harvester reaps the wheatfield. Haley can holler as much as she can,rant and rave hystericlally,but the US has been outed and found to be a spent force in the region.Remember that the SAA are fighting for their ow...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 58
Views: 3034

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

CM,been saying that for aeons! The problem is that the blessed IAF want to buy glitzy fillys like Nirav Modi buys watches!
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Dhanush is a cumbersome missile that has to be launched from the vertical after being rolled out from the OPV's hangar.It is also costlier or at least equiv. than BMos ($2.75M) to my knowledge,as it is at least 500kg heavier.It can't be fired in seconds,has no canister capability,and was developed t...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303395

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/hypersonic-jet-flies-anywhere-in-the-world-three-hours/ China unveils plans for hypersonic jet that can fly anywhere in the world in three hours Supersonic passenger travel is the aim of a number of innovators CREDIT: GETTY Hugh Morris, travel news editor 23 FE...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

For all this to happen,we need to fist evolve our Grand Strategy,which as far as one knows,is that of the "Knee-jerk" variety! Our strategy against Pak has not worked,it's an unofficial border shooting match 24X7,365 days each yr.,with political floundering in the state of J&K principa...
by Philip
24 Feb 2018 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mere decoys won't be enough."Smart" torpedoes make repeated attacks with v.long endurance ,at least a couple of hours,until the hit the target.A hard-kill option is necessary. Some titbits.It appears (as usual) that BRF is ahead of the curve again.For a long time now we've been bemoaning t...
by Philip
23 Feb 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4878
Views: 394597

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Pak may get from friendly Muslim nations as they did in the past a few aircraft , AVs, ammo,etc.,but are in no shape to take on India alone.Their major hope is to play a JV part with China apart from the terror campaign against us in J& K. China will keep them beefed up with as much Chin eqpt. t...
by Philip
23 Feb 2018 07:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490300

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Hooray! BRF Air Marshals will get promoted to Marshals of the Air Farce by the time this round of evaluation,decision, negotiation and acquisition ends! They may be long in the tooth by then, with false teeth, pacemakers, knee and hip replacements,but like good old Gen.Baksheesh will still be fighti...
by Philip
23 Feb 2018 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It is far better to enter into a defence and security treaty as we have with Mauritius.Let the little Maldivians run their local show democratically.They make big bucks through high-end tourism and require every bleedin' thing except fish from abroad.We'll supply the lot.No need to dirty our hands r...
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I asked not to dojbt our intel but whether it was diversionary tactic, used umpteen times in naval history.The Chins usually do not telegraph their future actions.
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10228
Views: 537093

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Ottoman is on sovereign Syrian soil.Putin requires his strat bases at Tartus !
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Maldives is NOT Somalia! It has largely been peaceful with the highest % of hotel occupancy and that too in the highest spending cat. in the world.Its rulers have been less than perfect, with an eye to feathering their own nests, most island resorts have the Maldivian politicos as owners,but sli...
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If we just order the huge helo req. for the IN it would be worth several warships!
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The boat has resumed series production.The development of the AIP system was why it did not enter series prod. earlier.Read the Rubin bureau's notes on the same. However the new Kalina class of which v.little is known will in the next decade possibly be the successor to the Kilo still being built be...
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

6 PLAN vessels are still in the IOR ostensibly on anti- piracy duty.
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

P-8s 3-4 times more expensive.We will have to wait for a new platform then.Remember that the P-8 can't fly low and slow essential in prosecuting subs .Turboprops are better at this task, both types required.
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Is there definitive intel that they have turned back or a turn of deception? Had we sent a "protective" task force in the first place to sanitise the region, there would've been no task force attempting to sail to the Maldives. There is one possibility though that there local intel has inf...
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4878
Views: 394597

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

We were offered all this, got them first and more, long before the Chinese who never got the top line models.Offered Backfires 3 decades ago, a fleet of SSNs, etc. ,and now their best bird the FGFA.Our mistake if we don't take our opportunties and others do.
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4878
Views: 394597

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Have you forgotten '71 and who protected our backs both from the US and China? Secondly , who has provided us with the key cutting edge weapons and tech that give us the qualitative edge still with both our enemies? Would our SSBN programmd have sicceeded without Ru help? Read what our former chiefs...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 706
Views: 82440

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

If we are indeed planning to stymie the PLAN in the Maldives and IOR, then it requires greater publicity.It will for one spur the Maldivian opposition to rise up further and attempt to oust their despot through civil disobedirnce and public demos.The moment they know that India is onc their side the...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We should've sent a "protection naval task force" earlier- still not too late to get there before the Chins! Ostensibly to protect the Maldives from external aggression.Now as I said two weeks ago, the moment China and or Pak supply forces to support the tadpole, it is "match over&quo...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We should've sent a "protection naval task force" earlier- still not too late to get there before the Chins! Ostensibly to protect the Maldives from external aggression.Now as I said two weeks ago, the moment China and or Pak supply forces to support the tadpole, it is "match over&quo...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172375

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Evaluate both SU-57 and JSF in basic mode then including costs! The IAF is behaving true to form.The grass is always greener on the other side.There are deep undercurrents here which we will see being played out.
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172375

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

F-35s as the IAF wants it? Dream on! It is so heavily layered with software and ultra- sophisticated tech that any attempt to modify it will be even more complicated than trying to modify the FGFA.Secondly, would the OEM waste its time for a piddly little order? Even US allies have downsized numbers...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Chinese have understood the Indian state very well."All gas no guts".They well know this because of our "befitting replies" to Pak's perfidy.Had any nation conducted so much cross border terror to China, do you think the Chinese would not have sent a barrage of missiles up th...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

http://www.news.com.au/world/maldive-crisis-china-sends-a-naval-task-force-to-muscle-india-australia-out-of-power-game/news-story/a4e784c8ba330d3f70470a6c1b26828e Maldives crisis: China sends a naval task force to muscle India, Australia out of power game CHINA is muscling its way into Australia’s b...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can't afford problem! If wishes were asses pigs could fly, you know the murdered quote.We will have to have a hi-low fleet mix, costwise.P-8Is are Lincoln Continentals,IL-38s are humble Ladas or some Russkie SUV and DO-228s, little Marutis.!
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4878
Views: 394597

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I wouldn't say that they will get into bed together,but Russia wants the terror route into C.Asia plugged. Secondly,the Russians aren't as forgiving as the Yanquis if duplicity is the result. The last thing that the Pakis would like to see is a joint US-Russian move to bolster the Kabul govt. with I...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172375

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Not at all.I too am an Indian first.BMos is to be the principal strike weapon of the IAF even for the next century.IN smaller NG form it is hoped that it will be small enough to be accommodated in an FGFA's internal bay.This gives it a great advantage when penetrating enemy territory undetected stil...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4031
Views: 570043

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles By Steve George and Manveena Suri, CNN Updated 2340 GMT (0740 HKT) February 18, 2018 A rocket is fired from the Indian Navy destroyer ship INS Ranvir during an exercise drill in the Bay of Bengal, April 18, 2017. New Delhi...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507121

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not too long ago the Iranians showed us a pic of a massive UG cavern filled with BMs on their tracked launchers. With our long experience at tunneling for dams,railways,etc., it isn't beyond speculation that we may have some similar locations spread out across the country which can withstand a first...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3016
Views: 297202

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

True,the LR ASMs would have to be made smaller to fit into the internal bays of the FGFA,but they are developing them. Secondly,The Chinese birds may be underpowered now,but they're already up and flying.Our AMCA is still on paper! By the time the first prototype arrives and flies,you can bet yourse...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38845

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

In fact India should've first sent a cordon sanitaire saying that this was to prevent foreign intervention!
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3016
Views: 297202

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Only showing the pairing of 2 stealth birds in the USAF also being followerd by the PLAF.Who knows, we could even offer the AMCA to mudder Russia! :rotfl:

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