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by ramana
15 Jul 2018 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 299
Views: 31806

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

We should revist the Kargil War time in the intervening period when Gen Malik was abroad and the COSC was in charge.

Unlike Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh who supported the IA immediately , there was a big reluctance till much later.
by ramana
15 Jul 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

In early 1990s , I forget the exact year, I was fortunate to hear his lecture on smart antennas even though I was mechanical engineer. I appreciated the elimination of mechanical scanning delays. Much later in 2012, I had the good fortune to be at a desi fundraiser and had Dr, . Kailath at same tabl...
by ramana
15 Jul 2018 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3238
Views: 300966

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

India orders 464 T90s. Cabinet Decision finalized 2 years ago.
by ramana
14 Jul 2018 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 25209

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Supre Court finally confirmed the sentence for the four perpetrators.
by ramana
14 Jul 2018 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 596
Views: 73342

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Very good discussion paper. Its 39 pages pdf on 20 different scenarios and what steps India should take.

http://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-p ... rld-order/
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701197

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chola, Thanks. The engine mounts might have to be shorter.
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

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by ramana
12 Jul 2018 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 574
Views: 20345

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

In response one of our members sent this. Waiting response..... This was email to AmitBhai’s office : ——————————- Influence of dharma over politics : Chanakya upheld the primacy of dharma over polity. But there is subtle difference. Earlier Vaidik political thought contributed to dharma both strengt...
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

Ramana-ji, how is TASL planning to build F-16 Block 70 then? LM has said they will move the entire production line to TASL in India if they win MRCA contest. Mahindra - in partnership with HAL & Boeing - will build the Block III variant of the Super Hornet if they win the MRCA contest. Adani (z...
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701197

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chola: Then test it on a MiG-29. What is the end goal? Your own engine or no? The IAF cannot spare one MiG-29 for that? If not, get a MiG-29K then from the Navy. Thats why I want the IAF to take charge now. GTRE babufies the officers. As the Kaveri engine diameter is 90 cm which is lose to the F404...
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

I do not know what the IAF plans to do by taking over. I t would be better to transfer the lines - lock, stock & barrel - over to TASL . Let them run it. When a private player is involved, profits are involved. And profits have their own motivation to get the job done. The problem is this will ...
by ramana
12 Jul 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

Why The IAF’s New Push To Control Project LCA Amplifies All That’s Wrong- Shiv Aroor https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/07/why-the-iafs-new-push-to-control-project-lca-amplifies-all-thats-wrong.html IN admirals are in charge of all the major shipyards yet we don't get these type of articles. Sad ...
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

It's becoming similar to USAF project office for F35.
It's good that IAF takes charge of the program. ADA will be design cog.
HAL production cog.

Future AMCA will be Same model.
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 742
Views: 69554

Re: Understanding the US- Again

So we know who has the cards in this game.
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701197

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I think the oldest PV1 birds might be handed over if the air-frame has enough structural life.
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701197

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So the first 150 hr test done was not satisfactory and the blade flutter, reheat oscillation, compressor vibration/noise where found during this phase. In second 150 hour test GTRE claims to have sorted out all issues but no Indian organization has domain experience to certify/audit a jet turbine s...
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2224
Views: 340190

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

PPS: Nehru was naieve again in trusting the west and taking J&K to the UN when we had the Pakis on the run.He later wrote to his sister Mrs.Pandit, that he had been betrayed by them .Sadly this lesson in betrayal was not learnt by him and his " bhai-bhai" approach to the Chins was rep...
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5356
Views: 473281

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Sandeep look up what CAATSA means in Italian. Someone in US bureaucracy has some weird humor.
by ramana
11 Jul 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19403

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Indian Army and Air Force are deployed in following manner: China LAC deployment is defensive -offensive. Mainly defensive to prevent loss of territory and offensive to gain any local territory due to advantage. Pakistan-Kashmir area deployment is fortress or bastion. Lots of troops along LOC and su...
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19403

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

Its based on linear thinking and can never conceptualize a butterfly emerging from a caterpillar.

Same way Pandavas should have lost the Kurukshetra war.
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19403

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

X-Posting.... The sobering arithmetic of a two-front war https://www.orfonline.org/research/the-sobering-arithmetic-of-a-two-front-war/ Notwithstanding the drawbacks that come with a bean-count, the analysis presented in this report disabuses the claim that the Indian military is ready to fight a tw...
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 20:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615554

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Rabinder Singh, spy who defected to US, is no more: Double agent lived his last years as a remorseful recluse https://www.firstpost.com/india/rabinder-singh-spy-who-defected-to-us-is-no-more-double-agent-lived-his-last-years-as-a-remorseful-recluse-4688341.html Road accident sounds so Raw...Russian...
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 134
Views: 16420

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Vidur, Are you still with us? and in the same department?
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

request everyone not to post Rajat Pandit's article here. It is full of non-sense arguments However need to rebut it. I have seen no counter even on Twitter. It's a hack job. Sad part is total.price of LC A design development is 75k crore for 123 planes. Later he writes price for 83 is 50k crore. T...
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3196
Views: 273056

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

DRDO tech focus magazine Vol. 26 No. 04, July-August 2018 https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/2018/TF_July-Aug_2018_web.pdf This issue of Tech Focus is dedicated to materials development division (MDD) testing lab and the equipment. 'Looks very SOTA lab with all sorts of right equipment for ...
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346746

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

Also the plan is to make the AMCA in Sulur as a greenfield facility.
by ramana
10 Jul 2018 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3196
Views: 273056

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

http://ficci.in/events/23768/ISP/FICCI_SolutionsCompendium.pdf solutions to compendium of problem statements This is a gold mine of ideas..Must read. IA is looking heavily for solutions in light weight bunkers for border areas. Suggestion on composites instead of RCC. Bunkers also mean shelter from...
by ramana
08 Jul 2018 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4045
Views: 728433

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Near vertical dive Brahmos will be even more useful in airborne versions to take out command bunjers, hangers, silos etc.
IAF will be looking for them.
by ramana
08 Jul 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3196
Views: 273056

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

Links are not always available via mobile devices. You get to D/L the PDF/doc and then copy excerpts! Formatting itself is a huge pain. Anyhow stay tuned, another arthshaster chunkian document will be shared soon. Keep your eyes peeled @ sauravjha and other brf friendly folk! :) This month? Awesome...
by ramana
07 Jul 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 29432

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Thanks Rakesh.
How about nearwar situation.like defending Bombay High, seaborne terrorist attack.like 26/11?
Do they have submersible and marine commando type forces?
In war do they revert to IN command and control?
by ramana
07 Jul 2018 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 596
Views: 73342

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Why white papers matter They allow a state to craft its signals carefully. India should take a leaf from China’s book. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/why-white-papers-matterthey-allow-a-state-to-craft-its-signals-carefully-india-should-take-a-leaf-from-chinas-book/ No need for wh...
by ramana
07 Jul 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 29432

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Folks who is the expert on Indian Coast Guard here? Have a few questions Is there a document that defines the ICG roles and responsibilities? What is the linkage between ICG and IN? Is ICG a maritime BSF and under MHA? What is peace time role for CIG? War time role? Does ICG participate in joint mar...
by ramana
07 Jul 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 24394

Re: Tactics & military craft

GD, you please take Zulu duscussion elsewhere.

Thanks,.
Ramana
by ramana
05 Jul 2018 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 596
Views: 73342

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/technology/made-in-china-2025-dongguan.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=7&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes....
by ramana
05 Jul 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 194972

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Tsarkar, I will edit them.

Ramana


You are no slow coach either.
by ramana
05 Jul 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645404

Re: Small Arms Thread

They cannot forego a GSQR. Any off the shelf purchase has to meet some criteria. 5.56 because NATO. SLR was a pain in Lanka and CI ops in valley were on a distant horizon. Looking back the GSQR was not so much a problem as the design which betrayed disconnect between users and designers but also en...
by ramana
05 Jul 2018 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 212947

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The fast track procurement process for Rifle, Carbine, and LMG shows IA GQSR process is completely broken.and flawed. And yet IA armored corps persists as the top generals have not shown leadership and are allowing childish tantrums. Gen. Rawat needs to have a talk with these 'dash to India,reenact ...
by ramana
05 Jul 2018 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2224
Views: 340190

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Vikas, Thanks. Can't have change in Govt till then. Will revert to terrorist attacks on Yatra.

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