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by ramana
23 Oct 2020 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24782

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

He is in heaven watching over us and guiding.
His comments on INSAS were useful.
by ramana
23 Oct 2020 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One thing I don't understand is booster snag. The booster must have been repeatedly test fired on the ground and separation with inert case. So far atleast 7 successful booster test firings and separation happened. If you plot that on probability paper would give over 90% or higher probability of bo...
by ramana
23 Oct 2020 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

@Indranil. If the failure happened after 8 minutes then it won't be a booster separation issue! They didn't have to use a self-destruct mechanism. Maybe the STFE just shut off on it's own and missile glided into the sea. Maybe it veered off course so they shut it off. No one knows really. The boost...
by ramana
22 Oct 2020 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24782

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Up.

Very prescient thread started a decade ago.
by ramana
21 Oct 2020 05:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1905
Views: 460775

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Lots of action in Sindh and the forum is missing all the events.
by ramana
20 Oct 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

KSingh Do you want IAF to be merged into IA!
by ramana
19 Oct 2020 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Anyone knows about clashes between Assam and Mizoram people.
by ramana
17 Oct 2020 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Yes I meant NUH.

HAL does not have own money to develop a weapons system.
GOI needs to give the money for that effort.
For example:
US model is govt gives Development contract. And that engages the forces to be part of the development team. Here we have catalog mentality
by ramana
17 Oct 2020 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Grp Capt Hari Nair,
What ATGMs are compatible witht he El Ops D-Compass pod?
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1831
Views: 342928

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Agile development helped a lot and creative contract funding.
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

And that the situation is reminiscent of WWI, which Michael Howard writes about the political objects – the preservation or destruction of the Habsburg Empire, the establishment or prevention of a German hegemony in Europe, the maintenance of British maritime supremacy, and the territorial integrity...
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

No. They should go nuclear. NPT was for non-expansionist nuclear powers. PRC was underserving of the NWS status in NPT. It was frozen to suit superpower interests. Taiwan & Japan need to go nuclear as US treaty commitments are doubtful with experts urging Taiwan to defend itself
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Philip On Twitter I had a to and fro with Luttwak the strategist.
He wants Taiwan to raise a 2 million man army to resist PRC and US can.back off their guarantees.
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177511

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The SSS initiative is good.
Adds more usability to the rifles as they still have atleast 2/5 life left.

It's a whine still when our soldiers are taught yoga but Western instructors teach breathing techniques.

Any way I wrote what I felt.
Thanks.
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

fanne, After Covid downturn and atmanirbhar Bharat, it's going to be very difficult to justify imports when local capability exists for all three services.
So LUH will be a HAL design.
Enough subsidizing foreign makers.
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bokwas comment. If Tata is serving the nation they would never release rhat ad and by now would have dismissed him for causing 2700 crores drop in market price.
by ramana
15 Oct 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177511

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Lots of whines. Basically they want counter insurgency needs to dominate battle filed requirements. And so many anonymous sources!

And since 2019 most terrorists are shot with head wounds from pictures posted.

So tell me the DSR is not good enough.
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350513

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Virendra will get the book and read.
Lots of myths around Prithviraj Chauhan.
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You think the new USAF fighter plane just appeared out of no where?

Doesn't India deserve to keep its secrets or has to reveal for fanbois?
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

JTull wrote:
ramana wrote:Due to limited number of tests it gives credibility to the testing process.

So its a good thing to acknowledge issues.


And, we do hide tests whenever it suits us.


What is pinching you?
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Due to limited number of tests it gives credibility to the testing process.

So its a good thing to acknowledge issues.
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083872

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

.... The reason for non standard parts is evolving design?? And mfg capability. Early production parts wont be 100% ICY but some will be machined to fit as part of disposition of non-conformance. Purist will say scrap it but has to be weighed against the need and value of the item. Usually toleranc...
by ramana
14 Oct 2020 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083872

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

JTull wrote:Why wait for MWF? Nothing is stopping HAL from introducing these jig-less assembly methods for Mk1a.


Mk1A is incremental approach over Mk1.
To adopt the MWF approach would require total redesign of the aircraft leading to further delays and cost overruns.
by ramana
13 Oct 2020 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

tsarkar, Please look at Lt. Gen Sagat Singh actions in Goa in Operation Vijay.
by ramana
12 Oct 2020 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

nam wrote:Apparently PTAE-7 gives 3.7KN, while the Russi turbofan is 4.4KN. So push comes to shove, we have PTAE-7. May be we have deployed some of PTAE-7 versions...



My understanding too. Hence the lesser range than the turbofan version.
by ramana
12 Oct 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

nam, So this Nirbhay test is with new STFE engine right?
The PTA engine version is proven.

Let them do root cause.
Engine failure is one cause.
by ramana
11 Oct 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387468

Re: Military Flight Safety

Did Dassault ever get to root cause for the FC that led to M2K upgrade crash?

The COI concluded erroneous signals from FC which was still Dassault OEM caused the crash.
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 63
Views: 11791

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

But net result is the people got detached from the triad after WWII and Korean War. And it reverted to 18th century practise. Thats the point. And by doing so they lost public support for Vietnam War. There are many volumes debating this and since then every limited war US gets a Congressional appro...
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Abhik

Why did PLA stick to no firearms agreement at Galwan attack and retaliation?

Can ask General Malik also.
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 63
Views: 11791

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

NaMo has reduced friction between the civilians and military, brought unity of command in the military, and rekindled the national will with surgical strikes and Balakot. And economic boycott, app bans, revival of industry hit by Chinese imports also added to national will. The Galwan warriors added...
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 63
Views: 11791

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Clausewitz says after 18th century, national will represented by people became added to the dyad between Executive or the ruler and the military or Army. Col Summers in his book "On Strategy"says however the mass casualties of the 20th century disenchanted the public and reduced their role...
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741976

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

https://inavitsystems.com/products.html has a quite number of products of defence. https://inavitsystems.com/img/product/Electronic%20Time%20Fuze%20and%20Fuze%20Setter.png Electronic Time Fuze and Fuze Setter https://inavitsystems.com/img/product/Indigenous%20Development%20for%20Indian%20Air%20Forc...
by ramana
10 Oct 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sirji Just watched a video : the name is RUDRA M has two variants M2 and M3 and not Rudram!!! And they have been under development since 2016/2017 ??Different from NGARM which has been under development since 2012 Watch this video: https://youtu.be/FNGk9XiCMUQ Sirji, That tweet is by MOD Spokespers...
by ramana
09 Oct 2020 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 5753

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

So whats next about Theatre commands for CDS to implement? In 1999 I wrote: Joint operations It is essential to integrate the services and the ministry of defense. The Defense Secretary should be in charge of administration and budgetary process etc. In other words a purely administrative capacity. ...
by ramana
08 Oct 2020 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177511

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Indian defence forces considering 'Made in India' carbine for meeting urgent requirements. ... If selected, the OFB carbine will undergo rigorous testing and initially be inducted in limited numbers only by the defence forces. :?: Classic Indian babudom . Long winded article to say this line.
by ramana
08 Oct 2020 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Folks to cut the clutter please do post the author/writer names for these articles.
Thanks for the trouble. ramana

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