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by ramana
21 Oct 2017 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Ok. For guns The parameters are : Muzzle velocity, weight of the round, and the length to diameter of the round. Lets not bother with distance. Closer will get more and farther will be less. So lets compare 120mm rifled gun to 125mm smooth bore gun. Don't bother about the rest. They will be marginal...
by ramana
21 Oct 2017 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 984
Views: 63754

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Sirji, some thoughts on turkeys agenda and the way it has conducted itself in the syrian war, perhaps?? also touching upon Erdogans role and his consolidation of absolute power by seizing control of the army?? Does it have anything to with Erdogan trying to force his way into the EU on his terms?? ...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 15700

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

I think the DGQA should be designated as a military unit and not a civilian agency.

it can be attached to the Ministry of Defence Production but should be clear its a military organization created to ensure that the services get quality military products.

its not the money but the command.
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3492
Views: 152695

Re: Internal Security Watch

All this is window dressing. Nothing will happen. China and US are joined at hip.economically and culturally.

Try to list all US elites with Chinese origin wives.
Then the missionaries in China
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 26
Views: 1449

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

A NDTV interview with Admiral D.K. Joshi which was taken down by the site and now being discussed in media. http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/vested-interests-have-stalled-reforms-former-navy-chief-admiral-dk-joshi-tells-ndtv-full-transcript-607103 Go SEP OCT NOV Previous capture 16 Next capture 201...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 984
Views: 63754

Re: Non-Western Worldview

X-post... I think there was a link to some analysis that pointed out that the US wanted to deny Russia access to any warm water ports in friendly states in the ME, as one of the reasons for "regime change" in Syria. Saudis got the cold shoulder from Russia during their recent visit, which ...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

So that info is available?
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2962
Views: 395656

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chetak, Where is the fender on the P-29?
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 15700

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Nest on the Pulgoan Depot fire and organizational factors that contributed to it. http://www.caravanmagazine.in/vantage/dgqa-military-head-absence-ammunition-process-india The Absence of a Military Head of the DGQA May Have Compromised India’s Ammunition-Inspection Process By Suman Sharma | 29 April...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 15700

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Link: http://www.caravanmagazine.in/vantage/ammunition-shortage-crisis-india Full text The Comptroller and Auditor General's 2017 report on ammunition management in the army noted that ''no significant improvement took place in the critical deficiency in availability and quality of ammunition.'' Wit...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2674
Views: 134784

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Any account which blames only one set of people is wrong. When a finger is pointed, three are pointed at self and one upwards. This could be God or happenstance for atheists. In above article three fingers are pointed at OFB, Defence Ministry, and the Bureaucracy!!! One is still at self. I also blam...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720353

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

SSridhar, I would like a link tot eh entire speech and an analysis by you. Atul Aneja is fluff and CHindu is his paymaster. So cant trust it. My initial impressions are: Xi has averted the Gorbachev moment. Forceful removal. Doklam was about that. XI has finally put a Chinese face on Socialism. This...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Thanks for your efforts. The Image 2 is for tank competitions!!! The Image 1 tells us how it could perform against likely challengers. We know IA plans to use it in the desert regions. So fording and snorkel is irrelevant. The height at 2.32 m is slightly higher than the 2.3m. This matters for detec...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 597
Views: 61068

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Arun, Thanks for posting the link to Tillerson speech. I added my own highlights to emphasize significant points. 1) Rex Tillerson is an old India hand via business. His dealing with ONGC and the Goa Business summit show that. Then Nikki Haley is the UN ambassador and second in command if Tillerson ...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521281

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

yeah some thing like that. Its was so long ago.

Not germane to this thread and sorry for bringing it up.
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 766
Views: 49948

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

BBC this morning had a Chinese prof from Beijing who was speaking about Xi JInping losing tolerance for Kim Young Un's nuclear antics. He claimed Noko was on edge of a cliff and one more test either missile or nuke would make Xi push them over it.

Just a data point.
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2962
Views: 395656

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

AdityaG, Also Admiral Ramdas mentioned in a Frontline interview in 1990s that the industry had asked for a minimum buy of 3 ships of a class to ensure production runs. And that has been the policy since the mid 90s. Usually build 3 of class and then incorporate lessons learned on next 3. So Shukla j...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2038
Views: 305292

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

What I find interesting is pictures are being tweeted instead of papers being presented.
This gives no chance to critique the program.
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2038
Views: 305292

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

srin, I think an aeronautical entity has to pursue all viable technologies whether they materialize or not. At least gives them a chance to evaluate tenders and RFP responses.

So this UCAV is being pursued for the distant future.
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521281

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Shiv asked: BTW - why can't a well equipped engineering college produce a gas turbine engine? Same reason GTRE cant produce a GT engine. The college has very good engineering but not technology. Makin products needs in addition to engineering, technology. The nitty-gritty of what should be the toler...
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521281

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Or all those long endurance drones.

Its the combustion through the hot stage.

Fact that Kaveri will have a French core tells you something.

Anyway whats the progress of the HAl jet engine project?
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Thank s a lot.

So Arjun Mk2 is closest to Merkava.
How does it compare to it?

Next how does it compare to its challengers?

With Pak ones in particular?
by ramana
20 Oct 2017 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 805
Views: 118891

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

80 radar sets should be $160M to $240M
by ramana
19 Oct 2017 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Can we compare this to the current Arjun imported engine from Germany? The prototype of the Arjun Mk.2 is fitted with a German MTU MB 838 Ka-501 diesel unit, developing 1 400 hp. The same engine is used on Arjun Mk.1. However, it seems that production tanks will be fitted with a more powerful engine...
by ramana
19 Oct 2017 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Cummins has a 950 bhp engine: https://www.cumminsindia.com/engines/off-highway/construction/qsk23 and a 750 to 1500 bhp engine https://www.cumminsindia.com/engines/off-highway/construction/qst30 Dimensions (mm) 1905 x 1483 x 1744 mm Weight (Kg) 3328 Kg Emissions US EPA Tier II compliant EU Stage II ...
by ramana
19 Oct 2017 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Can we look at all diesel mfg folks in India and see what they make and most likely to succeed in making a 1500 hp diesel engine which fits in Arjun Mk2? I think the Earthmover guys have a good chance. BEML : http://www.bemlindia.com/mysore_ed.php Max is 700 hp engine now. The MoD MII projects issue...
by ramana
19 Oct 2017 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521281

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Vivek K we have convergence!!! I know you are an engineer. Can you write a policy paper on this focusing on the need, synergies, and benefits and why current mode is not working. I would rather they work on Jaguar or Mig-29 engines as the Bisons will get phased out. Modern engine with the same footp...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121954

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

I have a question. First Pratt and Whitney complains its engines get worn out in Indian weather conditions. http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/a320neo-troubles-due-to-indian-climate-pw/article19781399.ece/amp/ What exactly? Pratt & Whitney has informed the Directorate General of Civil Avi...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521281

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The problem to me is the Research mentality of GTRE (Gas Turbine Research Establishment). Asking them to design an engine is wrong task. They can do research and their papers are among the best in the world but design requires a different mindset. Its not there in the GTRE. The same attitude hinder...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2674
Views: 134784

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

On 20 Feb 2017, MoD released a list of potential Make projects they were seeking proposals from suppliers in India.

Any updates on what was the response?

To me they read like requiring design and development in 2 to 3 years. And for ammo lines which is difficult to install.
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Its for the future MBT program. Sorry it looks like a concept. What I want to know is what's the plan for Arjun Mk2? The German import engine has fixed hp and the Arjun weight keeps growing. The hp/tonne measure is power to weight ratio which determines its agility. From tank specifications what is ...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shubh Deepavali!
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Shubh Deepavali!

Very Happy Deepavali to all our members and lurkers.

Sri Ram has returned to Ayodhya after a millennium.
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 597
Views: 61068

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Message from Donald Trump on Diwali.

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/vi ... 016295725/

Recall in previous administrations a small lamp light in an ante room used to get rave press.
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720353

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Sumit Ganguly is Stephen Cohen chela.

I don't care for his analysis.

India had to counter at Doklam. Not doing so would cut off NE.
No flexing/ vexing.
No need to see more.
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

From my little knowledge the shock levels from guns are the most severe loading. The ATAGs can use 6 charges due to its large chamber volume(1.5l) and obviously has more higher shock impulse (area under the curve) at firing then the 130mm or the Dhanush (smaller charges and lesser chamber volume). S...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

LINK: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/drdo-develops-indigenous-technology-for-army-tanks/article6820614.ece Dated 2015 article The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government ...
by ramana
18 Oct 2017 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 911
Views: 72339

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

OK. This DRDO page has a table for the Arjun Mk1 I think.

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/in ... pg=mbt.jsp
by ramana
17 Oct 2017 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Cotton, Tea, Perfumes and modern history
Replies: 95
Views: 925

Re: Indian Cotton, Tea, Perfumes and modern history

Posting role of British textiles in 19th century LINK: https://britishheritage.com/british-textiles-clothe-the-world/ British Textiles Clothe the World By Claire Hopley on July 29, 2006 Culture, Destinations, Industrial Revolution, On the Road By the middle of the 19th century, Britain was producing...
by ramana
17 Oct 2017 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 167
Views: 5992

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Please read and spread the knowledge.

Soft power doesn't work with Islamist jihadists.
by ramana
17 Oct 2017 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 15700

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

ShauryaT, BTW how come even OFB does not get those 10 years orders guarantee!!! CAG reports detail the shoddy job by OFB but by same token the ordering process is also very iffy. it was only in 2016 that the Ammo road map was agreed to by Army and the MOD. They were still ordering year upon year eve...

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