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by ragupta
05 May 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559281

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It is a collasal waste of money, by going for exotic and unnecessary feature, when Army keeps complaining about shortage of money. Soldiers will be better served with smart and functional weapons than with exotic and rarely used feature products.
by ragupta
05 May 2018 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559281

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If steel based product can provide the same function and performance at a cheaper cost, then it should be used. Except for being light weight, what does it offer. India needs the artillery within its own land mass, so transportation issue can be handled by road and other means. As it is artillery ar...
by ragupta
03 Apr 2018 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1935
Views: 340725

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mig29K has following issues

In a 2016 report, India's national auditor CAG criticized the aircraft due to defects in engines, airframes and fly-by-wire systems
40 engines (62%) being rejected/withdrawn from service due to design defects

Source: wikipedia.
by ragupta
02 Apr 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 724025

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

On flat rating. From wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_rated When an engine is Flat rated it means that an engine of high Horsepower rating is constrained to a lower horsepower rating. The engine output in this case will always remain the same, but when atmospheric conditions such as high te...
by ragupta
02 Apr 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138604

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

What else can one desire more from a fighter? Many more things of course: 1. western sensors and multi-sensor fusion software 2. able to land on basketball field, 3. western missiles and PGM 4. 4000km range with 8 tonne payload 5. Invisible on RF, IR, Visual band 6. must cost at least $0.15 Billion...
by ragupta
01 Apr 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138604

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Waiting for anyone to hold development of Tejas Mk2 would be criminal conspiracy against the country and development of MIC. For the requirement - ADA/HAL should move with the existing known requirement with Mirage 2000 Baseline, that IAF wanted as their MCA not long time ago, along with what they h...
by ragupta
30 Mar 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

Countries using F-16/Gripen-E do not have Rafale or SU-MKI, so it makes sense for them to have one plane loaded with all bells and whistles. So F-16 engine size, power and load has been increasing, so that should not be a standard for airforce that has Su-30MKI and Rafale. Demanding everything in Mk...
by ragupta
30 Mar 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

I don't think this is the same as the Arjun saga. IAF has in the past very specifically asked for F-16/Gripen/Rafale . As long as Tejas Mk2 stays in the weight category of these fighters and delivers endurance/combat specs of the same range, IAF will have no reason to reject it. What's new is that ...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138604

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

IAF wants to induct 201Mark 2 Tejas jets, which will have additional capabilities such as better range than the Mark 1and 1A. “The Mark 2 will have qualities like the Gripen and Mirage fighters and will be called Medium Combat Aircraft instead of LCA,” one of the officials said. Excerpt: "...T...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

Requirement - 42 squadron
Tejas planned (324) - 20 squadron at 16/S
Su-MKI - (274) - 16 plus squadron, get 2 more squadron + upgrade.
Rafale - (36 + 36) = 4 squadron.
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The above takes care of the requirement.
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

Shiv, Look at the picture, from what I see, they are sleeves carrying fiber optic strands, that are themselves color coded for easy identification, Color is easier to identify than reading tags to find a particular cable. Well, I was just pointing my observation rather than trying to be smartass, th...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers. In fact they should use colored cables too. Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well....
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers. In fact they should use colored cables too. Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well....
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers.
In fact they should use colored cables too.
Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well.
by ragupta
27 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

They showed the cockpit, mentioned it to be the most advanced among all the fighters that IAF flies today. the m2k was the basis and inspiration for LCA, that had analog controls, Tejas is completely digital.
by ragupta
27 Mar 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475371

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

zeenews has a show on Tejas, it is currently on. The recording was done a day before sp-9 flight, they show the building of sp10 in the same hanger.
the empty weight mentioned is 6.5t and weapon 3.5t. 10 month to build one plane from start to handover.
12000 total parts to assemble.
by ragupta
18 Feb 2018 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315822

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As for the free birds in UK and USA do what Mossad does with terrorists ^Idiotic. What happens to entrepreneurs who try but fail? Do they need to be hunted down like criminals? Mallya etc are just the tip, the rot is due to the statist, communist policies that ensure insidious corruption throughout...
by ragupta
17 Jan 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393028

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

abhik wrote:Lol, from one of the comments on the spike missile article


exactly what seems to be happening with Arjun and all other indigenous products, hillarious but many times true :-)
by ragupta
16 Jan 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3492
Views: 236170

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

From religion activity to education and talent is no difference for you. Obviously their is political compulsion to totally take away the money and use it somewhere else. it could be easily considered as part of the overall social benefit provided to citizens. It has to go in step wise manner.
by ragupta
12 Jan 2018 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747195

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

A better idea would be to take up land accross the trans harbor and build a township, where they can support few thousand Navy families. There are several such township, with malls, hospitals and schools, sports facility etc near Mumbai. They can expedite the development by leasing and sub contracti...
by ragupta
20 Sep 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 55695

Re: The Rohingya Menace

That is between BD and Myanmar -- India needs to only make sure the Rohingyas do not enter Indian territory. India can facilitate dialogue between Myanmar and BD to allow these wannabe jihadis back into Rakhine, and that is what the Indian govt. seems to be doing at this point. ++, that should be t...
by ragupta
15 Aug 2017 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615116

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I have heard stories about lot of cash entering cooperative banks. While RBI did not accept cash from cooperative banks for a long time. These banks have been accused of helping powerful money bags. In recent past that was permitted resulting in friendly relations between Uddhav and DF. Many people...
by ragupta
15 Aug 2017 20:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615116

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Did 80 odd people die, who but for demonetization, would have been alive? Really. I don't remember any such specific clear-cut cases. I do remember within the just the first 10-20 days the usual suspects starting with Kejriwal gang were mouthing 100 dead, 120 dead etc and having arguments with repo...
by ragupta
14 Aug 2017 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485902

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Other then the dead 80 odd people there is not much hope demonitisation has given which looking back was a political decision , If you are on the street you know you are back to square one , Neither the politician or the builder/business lobby lost their black money they made in into white with hel...
by ragupta
13 Aug 2017 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344103

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

ArjunPandit wrote:Now this is where Indian mic involved with Arjun should step up ... Even false they should have come all guns blazing against t 90.. Humiliated it and released a tfta video and used nationalistic fervor to do the rest..
If not anything this doesn't do anything worse to Arjun the tank


++100%
by ragupta
04 Aug 2017 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 89235

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

My own personal experiences and those of my immediate family members say otherwise. A vast majority of doctors are just interested in making money by any means possible and have little concern about welfare of patients. Now please do not try to justify doctors by saying how poor souls are overworke...
by ragupta
27 Jul 2017 01:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615116

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Another ban this time of Rs 2000 would encourage people not to hoard cash. This habit will die slowly, but shock treatment on a regular basis will get rid of this evil.
by ragupta
27 Jul 2017 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615116

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Govt stays firm, refuses to reopen note swap window ........the Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed currency as it could be misused.Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed c...
by ragupta
25 Jul 2017 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 433
Views: 50913

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This Gadkari guy seems to be a classic Luddite. Saw a report in today's Al-Hundi where he pompously declared that "We wont allow driverless cars in India as it will lead to job losses" . He claimed that 55 Lakhs (i.e. 5.5 million ) drivers will be needed in India. Think of it. An entire p...
by ragupta
21 Jul 2017 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559281

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/fake-chinese-spares-for-indigenised-bofors-guns-cbi-fir/articleshow/59702371.cms Fake Chinese spares for indigenised Bofors guns: CBI FIR NEW DELHI: China-made parts camouflaged as 'Made in Germany' found their way to the production line of indigenised Bofors...
by ragupta
13 Jul 2017 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 89235

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Petrol pump theft caught in Yogi Adityanath crackdown in Uttar Pradesh had chips imported from China; mastermind caught in Karnataka http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/petrol-pump-theft-caught-in-yogi-adityanath-crackdown-in-uttar-pradesh-had-chips-imported-from-china-mastermind-caught-in-ka...
by ragupta
13 Jul 2017 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 89235

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Digital transactions volume "leapfrogged" by 3 years post-November 16

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... aign=cppst
by ragupta
11 Jul 2017 19:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 531020

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

srai wrote:
ragupta wrote:
You do not know ....

... the current government won't be around to sign the deal ;)


I doubt it, it will take that long, it will be done by 2018 or as early end of this year.
by ragupta
11 Jul 2017 18:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 531020

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Could be, but you cannot assume it and take big risks. it has the capacity for longer range missiles before it comes in the range of guns. Looks like the game is turning towards fielding big is better :-) Hee hee Ragupta ji, on one hand you are saying bigger Rafale aren't needed tiny grippens will ...
by ragupta
11 Jul 2017 18:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 531020

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rafale was deemed too expensive, but won't grippen E also be expensive? Brazilian got 36 grippen NG for 4.68 billion dollars, while we are going for more advanced E model and 100 of them. With Rafale in large numbers the iAF would have been top heavy, do we really need so many twin engine long rang...
by ragupta
11 Jul 2017 18:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 531020

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

LCA Mk2 was requirement for Navy, now Navy says it does not meet it need, they want to focus on twin engine, makes sense, as China is using much bigger platform Su-33 for naval aircraft, with high endurance and range and Navy needs something like it. Su 33 is a huge failure. It's a huge Rock tied t...
by ragupta
11 Jul 2017 18:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 531020

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rafale was deemed too expensive, but won't grippen E also be expensive? Brazilian got 36 grippen NG for 4.68 billion dollars, while we are going for more advanced E model and 100 of them. You do not know what all components are included in those deals, weapon package, infrastructure setup, training...

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