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by ramana
17 Dec 2017 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2913
Views: 282228

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It includes factory and manpower training. So take it with a bucket of salt.
by ramana
17 Dec 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 471678

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Well tell that to MoD and Navy.

What happened to DRDO developed torpedoes going in for a long time?
by ramana
17 Dec 2017 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2913
Views: 282228

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil, The reporter adds cost of if factory to the deal. Bogus accounting to push for plain import. By how method neither offset nor Transfer of Technology. However, senior ministry officials said Make in India comes at a heavy cost as investments have to be made to create a new facility and manp...
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2386
Views: 284520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Dileep, Gun firing.
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

I think mortar precision Fuze would help a lot.
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Shiv A 120mm mortar CEPnis around 170m. If it's located and sited by GPS and the Fuze andvchargevare set by a ballistic computer the CEP becomes half ie 75 m. If the barrel. is rifled further improvement. Now if ut has a precision fuz it can be 10m. I dont know blast radius of 120mm mortar round. Po...
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 127
Views: 13478

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

That was another general Kalra.
The East Pakistan operations followed Operational art. West Pakistan operations were half hearted thrusts led by not do great. Individual unit actions were exemplary.

Do you have link to the Chatham House appraisal?
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4327
Views: 195607

Re: Deterrence

+108 * 72.

MEA is full of disarmament experts instead of arms control.

Holdover of Nehruvian mindset.
by ramana
16 Dec 2017 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Akshay Thanks.

Before going farther please explain thed gamut of skills an individual soldier has to master to become effective in combat.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2288
Views: 355950

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shiv, its a). Doing so takes care of many underwater launch problems like sea state, undersea crosscurrents which can tilt a unpowered vehicle.

Prasanna its also called front end motor.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 523
Views: 31875

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

And Neroynan attending music katcheri
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2288
Views: 355950

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shiv, Gagan has described the Indian way of launching the underwater missiles. It is the nose tip rocket motor that pulls the missile up and then first stage ignites. The nose pull motor acts as a half stage.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 349226

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Still pursuing the OFB shell defects. From the CAG report on the Army Ammunition Management Report 2015 Page 32 on defects in 155mm shells ERFB/BB shells made at OF Chanda. Empty shell is made at OF Ambajhari Chanda Makes ERFB/BB and Badmal makes ERFB/BT. Same page has awful pictures of corrosion at...
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 523
Views: 31875

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Anyone wants to rethink 26/11 in light of the Paki-Congress Summit in MSA's house in New Delhi?

I am coming around to think Congress was also a player in 26/11 attack.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2386
Views: 284520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Great will eagerly await the completion of the milestone.

Good news about the SPJ pod. That means the electronics for it is also ready.
Lot of riveted construction and curved plates. The two dished ends are RF transparent? I.E fiberglass?
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 654
Views: 74532

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

There was a tweet today from an Afghan Maj. General that a truck from Pakistan is seized at a border crossing and has suicide vests and guns vs. a truck convoy from India that is carrying wheat.

So Afghan forces are very aware of what is happening.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 106
Views: 5850

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Lots of takeaways from this operation. Attacking by a company ensured sufficient force. Attack by wading waist deep in the dark ensured surprise for the enemy forces. And dividing into six parties to destroy the six guns ensured focus and sufficient force to attain the objective. Each gun got half a...
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 654
Views: 74532

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Parasu, I suggest you write your own thoughts and not correct Periaswamy.
Let the facts speak for themselves.
The truth will align with the facts.


Periaswamy suggests it Pakistan at the root of Ghani's troubles.

What is your suggestion?
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 463
Views: 43211

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

In effect Kachori has confirmed the guest list and the agenda for the gufiya guftagu. SS think its US initiated. I agree as Aspen Institute is a US think tank based in Colorado, US. Looks like UPA allowed all sorts of moles to set up house in Delhi and staffed with chatteratti. Also confirms that Na...
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 463
Views: 43211

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Relevant X-Posts.... was this a meeting of some components of the Indian deep state ?? no reason why so many Indian "worthies" should have attended the meeting with the pakis. looks like at least one ex PM is still in the run for the imagined no bell. Check this Paki fart show link where K...
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2386
Views: 284520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I would like to know about SP-5 as that means the half assy line is operationalized.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2233
Views: 141451

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Anup, Just because you are paranoid don't think there is nobody out to destroy you!!!

We should dissect every morsel and spit out the poisonous ones.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 654
Views: 74532

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

periaswamy, Let us stick to Afghanistan here. Bringing India in same post leads to derailment. Either way Ghani is facing a whisper campaign. That's the fact. The Tajiks run Afghanistan since before Babur's time. So what's going on? From Parasu's post its the old Northern Alliance elements ranged ag...
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2288
Views: 355950

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Vivek K, Bingo.
1,2, & 3....
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2288
Views: 355950

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Krishna^2 Thanks a lot. It clarifies the fog a lot.
by ramana
15 Dec 2017 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.ndtv.com/india-news/each-soldier-carries-about-40-kg-in-battle-why-the-army-cannot-downsize-1284838%3famp=1&akamai-rum=off Excellent reference The exercise, shared with NDTV, shows a section - 10 men per sec tion - of the infantry now carries with it two Light...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Delhi Uty link to NCC Handbooks. Do read the to get basic understanding of history, organization and units.

In particular the handbook on Personality and Leadership is good no matter who you are.

http://ncc.du.ac.in/new/handbook.html
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Deejay, the 1965 war was the first real combat operations of the IAF. Please try to look at Air Marshal Johnny Green and Air Marshal MS Wollen setting up the Gnat tactics to fight the PAF Sabres. I think that is a landmark fighter tactics lesson. There are accounts on the web and can post links. I t...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2756
Views: 158095

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

Deejay, Did you go to the global partnership summit where the DRDO gent spoke?
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2288
Views: 355950

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Gagan, If I recall K-4 testing was supposed to be one more before being declared operational. So could be pontoon.
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Anoop, Too many questions in one post! :(

IA conventional formation IBG is macro RR.
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

Akshay with your permission, I am going to post the Delhi Uty link on the NCC handbook so people; can read the basics of units formation up to battalion. Its much more modern than in my days in college! The bonus is it has handbooks on IN and IAF too. TO me the last on Personality and Leadership is ...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

However I have a somewhat controversial question if I may. What was the assessment after the operation - was the other 3 choppers evading the missiles more a matter of luck or more a matter of having the CMDS. If it was the second, operations should perhaps have carried on. Would a two flight opera...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2913
Views: 282228

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If you read the HAL chairman speech a week ago both LUH and KA226T are needed.
LUH for IAF need and KA226T for the IA and a small number for IAF.
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3566
Views: 178870

Re: Internal Security Watch

It seems the Delhi Policy Group which was behind the clandestine meeting at Aiyar's house is foreign funded. Countries like USA, Russia, Australia, etc have a rule that all ngos, entities engaging in domestic policy, public policy, politics and geo-poitics but funded from outside be registered as &...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 463
Views: 43211

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

But such a deal guaranteed by Lootyens is hardly something that NaMo will honor.
Hence the rascal Money Shankar Aiyer and his 'Unko haata do' rants.
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2386
Views: 284520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Wow. Very good explanation.
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 94
Views: 3221

Re: Tactics & military craft

To add to Lalmohan above post; - The Spanish after defeating the Moors and Reconquista were a super power for about 150 years after that. And the age of Exploration established them as master of seas along with Portuguese. Prince Henry the Navigator etc. - English Navy under Elizabeth was a privatee...
by ramana
14 Dec 2017 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2386
Views: 284520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Also all this discussion on supersonic drop tanks will generate an article why cant LCA use existing supersonic drop tanks?

Sometime I wish it was all under burkha. But we know where that led.

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