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by ramana
19 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4604
Views: 260829

Re: Deterrence

I think the source is talking through his hat.
The credibility is based on land based long range missiles which are deployed with SAC.
The short range SUB based missiles hardly add to the deterrent.
And long range missiles are not there yet.
by ramana
18 Jun 2018 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 508884

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The barrels are the tough ones.
They can substitute the powerpack engine.
The seals and bearings are being imported from OEM.
We know of the scam for Chinese made roller bearings.

So when is the general staff evaluation and the BPC?
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 508884

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Artillery usage in Kargil.

Singha calculate on number of shells per km and compare to earlier Wars.

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 93248?s=19
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3448
Views: 414787

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Not really. IA needs support in the strike corps. Those helicopters will be organized into flights and assigned to the corps. All anti-armor role.
IAF are for attack/strike role. Support secondary.
Both services know this.

Let's leave it at that.
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3119
Views: 257720

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

Right from the top, the government support has been fabulous. They have almost been like our working partner,” Anandan told ET Magazine. Anandan’s institute, funded by the entrepreneurs Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani, is among a string of emerging private, non-profit and government efforts to harness th...
by ramana
16 Jun 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@haridas: what is stopping the demonstration of MIRV tech by DRDO? Political constraints even under Namo or is there still some tech. development to be done before it is ready? MIRV is not just the reentry technology but efficient high yield physics package. Chander can talk about the former with a...
by ramana
16 Jun 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 34314

Re: INA History Thread

Should also read Prof. Marshall Windmiller study of OSS in India and how they cultivated future assets despite UK prohibition on developing intelligence networks. Most post Independence leaders were in OSS contact list.
by ramana
15 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That Blog about A4 seems gas.
Any MIRV needs a nose fairing. We have not seen any pictures released of that. And two MIRVs needs a RV bus.
by ramana
15 Jun 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 508884

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks guys. The Army did right thing to fire those large number of rounds to find the limits of the design. Theoretical calculations are good to establish the design. But limits should be by testing to determine failure modes. Barrels erode due to chemicals from charge combustion and less from phys...
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Pakistan Election Watch 2018

I am starting a new thread on above subject. I would like to track the parties, principal candidates and who is backing whom. And finally what will the impact be on India?
Thanks.
Please be data driven.
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1334
Views: 118719

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Gautam, Ever since Egypt did the Yom Kippur attack in 1973 after military exercises near the Sinai , everybody is wary of military exercises.
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

All those changes make it a new missile.

Kind of defeats the minimal changes that Israelis did.


BTW 250 lbs (forget kg!)weapon does grievous damage if it has the proper CEP.

So 150 Kg i.e ~340lb is good enough with Pinaka2 accuracy.

usually explosive filling is only 20%.
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 468798

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I wonder who in US lawmakers came up with that acronym.
And who did New Yorkers/Italian Americans agree to it!
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1334
Views: 118719

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

souravB, I think in US the globalist lobby that came to power in early 90s that hoodwinked/Nelson eye to NoKo missile transfers to Pak is capped. Soon will be rolled back and eliminated. The corollary is the AQK centrifuges and HEU bum design from Pak in trade didn't work. Young One restarted fresh ...
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3119
Views: 257720

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

neshant you would be surprised what DRDO has done in AI.
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

After Russia and China, Israel has developed an air launched ballistic missile by slightly modifying an artillery rocket. The sustem is called Rampage, built using an EXTRA artillery rocket. An F-16 can carry four such missiles with a standoff range of about 150 kms. The Israelis tout the supersoni...
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 05:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 61
Views: 9769

Re: Indian Interests_2

I pointed out to an expatriate Indian that The Hindu, India's national paper was neither Hindu nor nationalist. Its a far cry from its image in the 80s when he was familiar with it. He said he to noticed a change but couldn't put his finger and agreed with me that description fits them very well. He...
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4232
Views: 683466

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So any updates on the Kaveri this month?
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1334
Views: 118719

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Two more hours to the summit.
First minute no staff.
Next staff allowed.

Both leaders leave same day for home.
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3399
Views: 359837

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

A question on the following photo. Are these two units like LRDG type units? Awesome photo! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1004562904589332481 --> Ultimate peace through ultimate firepower. 10 Para SF Desert Raiders Commandos seated on their Gypsy-based Light Strike Vehicle while a Mi-35...
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6617

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

chetak,

Do look up CAATSA in Italian!
by ramana
12 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 36448

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

I don't know what he means 'used to equip every Indian battery" It was used to equip only the medium batteries. The light batteries still had 25 pounder gun. The medium batteries were equipped with 130mm gun as the 5.5" didn't have the range fro counter battery fire against the US supplied...
by ramana
11 Jun 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191465

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Another article: The need to remember Kargil. Even as India’s attention focuses on the ceasefire at the LoC/IB and the suspension of operations in Jammu and Kashmir’s hinterland, social media is abuzz with the remembrance of Kargil of 1999. Various acts of valour form the deserving narrative of hono...
by ramana
11 Jun 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1835
Views: 307192

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

So, how is the Hardened Air Shelter(HAS) program going for the IAF to upgrade aircraft hangers?
by ramana
10 Jun 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191465

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Think 1998 tests and aftermath, The numerous CENTCOM visits.
by ramana
10 Jun 2018 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 508884

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The development trials showed barrel gets worn out around 3000 rounds.
So these guns are in first quartile. OFB needs to make spare barrels for future.
Thats all.

I like the Dhanush for its affordability and as better than the Soltam upgrade.
by ramana
09 Jun 2018 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 617
Views: 58075

Re: Understanding the US- Again

And don't forget the Arabs were made to switch from using Indian rupee to Dollar in early 1960s.
by ramana
09 Jun 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

The ICMR is playing political games to what purpose I don't understand.

Very clearly uts human contact that has do read the virus.

And shame on them.for misdiagnosing the early cases as encephalitis.
But for the Baby Hospital and Dr Arun Kumar, they would still be killing bats.
by ramana
09 Jun 2018 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260843

Re: Internal Security Watch

Plot to kill Modi by Maoists uncovered.
by ramana
08 Jun 2018 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2025
Views: 221414

Re: Military Flight Safety

It could be the G switch for the Jaguar plane ejection seat.

Who makes the ejection seats?
Martin Baker?
by ramana
08 Jun 2018 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 508884

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Smerch rockets from Russia hit targets during Pokhran trial This rocket too will have the feature to change direction after firing. There is agreement between both countries to make this weapon at ordnance factories in India. At the time of war, if army finds that missile has gone in other directio...
by ramana
08 Jun 2018 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165843

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Malabar Exercises were started in early 1990s as part of US Central Command lt. Gen. Kicklighter proposals to increase cooperation with IN. Pac Command realized they need to cooperate with IN in the Indian Ocean.
All after the fall of FSU.


Example of Malabar Exercise

Frontline article circa 2003
by ramana
07 Jun 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1500
Views: 291817

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

Yes. And he in non-test pilot background. And quite high rank.

Twitter has his picture too.
by ramana
07 Jun 2018 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Muns I tweeted it.
Let's see.

Aarvee
Good luck and welcome.
by ramana
07 Jun 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248497

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin, HAL is not a private company and IAF is not born yesterday. Both are part of govt.
by ramana
07 Jun 2018 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

No updates on the Nipah virus?
by ramana
06 Jun 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2085
Views: 192355

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

X-post... Russia experts dominate National Security scene. Dipankar Roy Chaudhri The appointment of Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) -- a strong Russia hand -- reflects the growing number of Russophiles in the Modi government aimed at safeguarding strat...

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