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by ramana
23 Jan 2018 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

On the face of it that would be 14th Group Army in Yunnan (falls under Southern Theater Command of PLA) https://jamestown.org/program/snapshot-chinas-southern-theater-command/ Three infantry brigades, one mech inf brigade, one armoured brigade, one air-defence brigade, one artillery brigade. Plus o...
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5222
Views: 459882

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Also Rakesh I had tweeted today morning that the huge NPA of Indian PSU banks is from the very same private sector industries. If trusting them, we shut down our DPSU and OFB we will be really nanga nach.
So how can we have different results from same people?
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5222
Views: 459882

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There you go.
Realistically with ghar ki murgh you have flexibility.
Can be any thing you need.
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Rudradev, Thanks for being the first to respond and getting the gist of this thread.

One question what forces does PLA have to go through Myanmar a la German Schlieffen plan?
IOW those forces on India-PRC border are holding forces and forces through Myanmar are the real attack forces.
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

All that is solution. First help gather what forces are available and will be committed?
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2849
Views: 177472

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

http://ofbindia.gov.in/download/mm/Items_for_indigenization.pdf ITEMS/COMPONENTS BEING IMPORTED /TO BE INDIGENISED (Updated as on 01-01-2018) Interesting list. Looks like they have not made a make or buy decision for some of the items. The numbers are very small. Maybe if same material is used in m...
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5222
Views: 459882

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

No I want the whole saying! My point is F35 etc are unusable fancy Cornish hens.
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2845
Views: 302758

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This is awesome opportunity to figure out effectiveness of mortar rounds.
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2845
Views: 302758

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

BSF fired about 9000 mortar shells since 19 Jan on a 190 km stretch. i.e. 47 shells per km. on the average. However many would be fired at the particular posts etc. https://m.timesofindia.com/india/bsf-pounds-pak-positions-across-international-border-with-9000-mortar-shells/amp_articleshow/62608003....
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5222
Views: 459882

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Khalsa, What is that "Ghar ke murgh....
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

IR, JayS is right. There is no difference in unpowered flight for both the vehicles. Due to the aerodynamic shape you get lift and drag components. You use the fundamental drag equations and then integrate to get the range. Yes the Brahmos has higher initial velocity but in end it all the same physi...
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2845
Views: 302758

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

i dont know why i get wet dreams of 100 ATAGS ( of the No 1 PUNISHMENT REGIMENT) firing enmasse into napaki land !! every 2 minutes thru the week !! :mrgreen: laying waster a 50 km belt along the whole border... :eek: More than that I wish India gets a few PGK type fuzes from non-US suppliers and t...
by ramana
23 Jan 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: Whine Thread-2

Was wasting few hours on CDFs, realized India is a slum weak and dirty country. I am so scared that I feel unhappy at being the april fool to return india on april. China OTOH is mighty nation, for her India is nothing but a minor irritant. That peace loving nation did not over take taiwan yet, bec...
by ramana
22 Jan 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3855
Views: 377988

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Want to make it easy for hackers.
by ramana
22 Jan 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Same type of logic went into the 1950-1962 linear thinking in Indian power circles: it is illogical for China to attack India as they have many threats. Yet in 1962 the very unthinkable happened and led to a politico-economic disaster. India had to move from development or vikas to military spending...
by ramana
22 Jan 2018 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

All discussion to end on page 2. If you want to particpate please help do some data gathering per template in first page.
by ramana
21 Jan 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3244
Views: 408431

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

BS. Once 4 letter treaties are there the Allies end up being neutered of all capacities. Now only French and Germans can make planes with great difficulty
by ramana
21 Jan 2018 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5222
Views: 459882

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Arjun Not right to ask such questions. Do you think US would offer such gear?
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Folks all I want is the threat to be defined and people have already decided how to counter it. If 20 years on this forum has not taught how to think, why bother with this thread? You cannot counter what you don't know. Read The bios of many generals who grew up in.the 60s. All say one thing. No one...
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3855
Views: 377988

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Not from this source.
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Yes third stage is conical. This vehicle is on railcar TEL.

However there is a need as recent stories about Arihant in dock have shown.
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

A previous image of Agni-5 https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/01/19/world/19India/merlin_132455627_59f89e39-9385-40e5-bb8c-765670f63516-superJumbo.jpg We can see the composite 2 stage. Comparable to the size of Chinese DF missiles on a TEL. Lots of structural design can be inferred. They use a sh...
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3244
Views: 408431

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Basically - nothing is easy. Like Kennedy said - we choose to do it not because it is easy, but because it is hard! Every oil leak, every delay in producing LCA teaches us invaluable lessons in trouble shooting, improving processes. Laugh not at HAL for ye laugh at yourselves! Pray that they accomp...
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3556
Views: 243887

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

They should sell no?
by ramana
20 Jan 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 221
Views: 11918

Re: Tactics & military craft

Just did some reading, and turns out that the Japanese made excellent use of defensive positions towards the end of the second world war. Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Philippines were three places were they used the terrain, natural and man-made obstacles, and underground/camouflaged machine gun nests to ...
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 96
Views: 6737

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Folks What I wanted to define the parameters has been achieved. Time to get to work. If you want to contribute to the 10 chapters template please post here or else hold your peace.

Thanks for the contributions so far.

Ramana
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3244
Views: 408431

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Akshay, A new facility requires lots of effort for people and machinery yo be trained. For small lot like 5 planes the learning curve is very steep. I don't have my learning curve tables with me but any industrial engineer can verify this. So SP5 taking long time is expected. And troubles during acc...
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Speculating entertains the mind but needs to be grounded in reality. A5 is long tome needed to be inducted. This user associate trial is close to stated range and could be a production version. Detergent requires doing what you say. Austin, Haridas replied. You should read up reentry vehicle dynamic...
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

KK, So far 2 development tests for vehicle, 3 more for canister means this configuration is ready for induction.
MIRV means more trials.

Not happening
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 214952

Re: Deterrence

Arjun Pandit. No.
Their purpose was different.
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325363

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

SHQ was asking what is this SPIKE deal with Israel?
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 214952

Re: Deterrence

nam you got it right. In 1999 ACM Mehra was asked by some chatterrati at Stan madrasa was India developing TNW based on those low yield tests? He said India considers the use of nukes at strategic as it takes it to wholly different level of warfare. And its only question of low and high yield. That ...
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3144
Views: 319693

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Zynda keep it here for focus and continuity. A few questions to you: - 2024 is weldable? What is its fracture toughness strength? Looks like 1/2 of good steel like 4340 (24 vs 50). - So design has enough margins based on hand calcs. FEM will only to improve that margin. - Looks like there was an ini...
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 557442

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur_B, Very good observation. Maybe the INSAS rescue should be prioritized for arming the Central Police forces?

Do we have a cut away drawing of the INSAS and can you mark up the improvements?

Bharadwaj, You could be right. The Europeans will bring in conflict bokwas.
by ramana
19 Jan 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2793
Views: 440291

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Next has to be "Agni-MIRV" and not "Agni-Max". An adversarial planner knows full well that India can from a single launch; place multiple satellites into specific orbital trajectories. The only question that comes up is payload capacity for a specific range. The “Agni-MIRV” is a...
by ramana
18 Jan 2018 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 221
Views: 11918

Re: Tactics & military craft

Well she is partly right for know the math the soldier can change the equation variables. Eg. Asal Uttar was a non linear fight with that double crescent formation with Paki armor in linear formation. British attrition is a linear fight. Operational Art by Germans, Russians and US was non-linear by ...
by ramana
18 Jan 2018 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3144
Views: 319693

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Like many here, I 'think' the failure is fatigue related. Somehow, the 2-man restriction was not followed religiously. The heli itself seems to be very stable under the 3-man-on-the-rope load which may have provided a false sense of security. The boom got over-stressed again and again, finally lead...
by ramana
18 Jan 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3244
Views: 408431

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

sudeepj, What you say is for the RM to take into consideration. The problem was the presentation core idea was to say LCA is not the SEF and Mk2 prospects are slim from track record POV. However it used polemic language which gave the media something to bash HAL, ADA, DRDO and IAF itself. All are GOI.
by ramana
18 Jan 2018 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 557442

Re: Small Arms Thread

Just galata. IA has three threats and each require different weapon.
by ramana
18 Jan 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 557442

Re: Small Arms Thread

The 5.56 is for carbines in close quarter battle.

7.62x45 is for Rashtriya rifles and Central Police

7.62x51 will be for Army.

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