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by shiv
18 Nov 2017 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: Indian Interests_2017

New Video: Who is trying to sabotage the Tejas? Do not kill the Tejas
https://youtu.be/4Lzh5LZ5L3M
by shiv
18 Nov 2017 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Great work Shiv. There must be a civilian pressure too to make the forces accept products like the Tejas. Your video would go some way in making civilians understand the debate well. I will point to many friends your video. Thanks Sridhar - that was my intention. Maybe I will cross post in the othe...
by shiv
18 Nov 2017 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bharat Karnad has talked about swarm drones earlier and when he said " IN THIRTY YEARS MANNED COMBAT AIRCRAFT WILL BE FULLY EXTINCT " ,it seems he was talking about this . Too many people make predictions that they will not be able to stand by because it is too far ahead. I have hear nons...
by shiv
18 Nov 2017 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120027

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Caption :wink: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOwTAVFU8AEaFwn.jpg I think every one missed it. The caption should be "Awoooooooooooooooo: There is a man in a cream coloured suit whose balls ACM Dhanoa has just crushed between his hands. The man in the suit has clapped his hands on his mouth and i...
by shiv
18 Nov 2017 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thanks for the positive comments people Hakeem, VEry well done. The narrative in the above video will make a great article. Would you like to publish it? Thanks. Good idea. Funnily enough I actually typed out the text so there is already a ready-made article that just needs some additional points. T...
by shiv
17 Nov 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

New Video: Who is trying to sabotage the Tejas? Do not kill the Tejas
https://youtu.be/4Lzh5LZ5L3M
by shiv
17 Nov 2017 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rope in IITs and other educational institutions if you need to. We don't have a lack of brainpower in India. Rakesh this topic has come up before and I have to point out, with due respect to our IITs that they are simply (currently) not doing the sort of advanced post-graduate work that graduates g...
by shiv
17 Nov 2017 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This is the Jaguar that the IAF selected, bought and learned to love? Why not the Tejas? Image from a Vayu Aerospace article about the Jaguar by Air Marshal Rajkumar
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by shiv
16 Nov 2017 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Un-frickin believable The IAF used and celebrated one of the most dangerous & unsafe fighters in the world, the Gnat, rejected in the UK. See this from the commemorative book Sabre Slayers. What could the IAF have against the Tejas??? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOxQPXyVoAAuyeV.jpg
by shiv
16 Nov 2017 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

. there was nothing good about the SU 30 when it was selected .. I just want to interject here to point out that the IAF does not seem to maintain an institutional memory/record of the decisions that led to teh selection of certain aircraft and how much trouble those aircraft were initially and how...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What you say could be true, but if it was a "for and against" model PPT, there could have been some exaggerations just to put the point across. Although I am no sure if the Journo would have conjured up all those things without some input/leak from someone inside. Afterall, he took NSA's ...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yesterday on WION I hear a retired army expert speaking about the LCA. He was talking shit. Clearly he did not know what he was talking about. To me this brainless comparison of 6 hours versus 59 minutes Tejas combat sortie cannot have come from a genuine knowledgeable Air Force source . It is too s...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

a) IA's treatment of the Arjun - the Arjun beat the T-90 in IA's "rigged trials", yet the IA ordered a 1000 more T-90s and effectively killed the Arjun. b) Recent corruption charge against the retd IAF chief shows that the forces are clearly susceptible to "influencers". (Yatha ...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I just went for a tea break and the chaiwala suggested that it could be some MoD baboo/cabal who are most pissed off at RM dealing directly with IAF and could well have tried to interfere and sabotage. Both IAF and HAL can verify the truth of that report and find the source if need be. In the air fo...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Who would gain the most from killing LCA. Let me state a few scenarios 1. The air force wants import, bribes and foreign trips and therefore prefers single engine import. It also happens to suit the exporters, SAAB and LM or 2. The exporters, SAAB and LM have the most to gain. They gain whether they...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I guess all people want is IAF Chief putting it down clearly. It is as simple as Last 2 IAF chiefs have not put it down. An IAF officer leaking documents to the contrary would be insubordination and liable for disciplinary action. I think service rules are pretty clear on that. In the past I have h...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Data point -02 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bahrain-debut-for-export-ready-tejas-fighter-421182/ The first international deployment with the Tejas involved flying 970nm (1,800km) from Bengaluru to Jamnagar, before covering a further 650nm for a second refuelling stop in Muscat, Oman. T...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I do hope that instead of these politically correct interjections an open war on the 'cabal' is launched. :D I agree that there is a cabal and that open war is needed. My question is: How do we know that the cabal is from the Air Force? Or that the Air Force in general is against it" Assuming ...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

A counter from the Indian side needs to come. This is an interesting point. So far I have video clips of CAS Arup Raha and ACM Dhanoa stating in public that they back the Tejas. Dhanoa said this on Oct 8th 2017 Now we have "unnamed sources" creating a flurry in the media. There is no reac...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Long ago I had written an anecdote about a golf game I had with a retired Brigadier and a retired DRDO chap. The Brigadier and DRDO man seemed to be friends or at least acquaintances/golf partners. Throughout the game the DRDO man kept cracking jokes about the Brigadier. If the the Brigadier happene...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan: Be wary of criticizing the IAF. The self appointed, moral police on BRF will jump on you! Air Marshals are allowed to trash local programs with nonsense claims, but those claims must never be questioned. What is this magical belief that somehow services are tops in program management and hav...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I am going to do a video - and I am collecting data..
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1515
Views: 192710

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Data point-01 (for my own information) https://fightersweep.com/5053/length-average-fighter-mission/ F-16 Actual Sortie: 1.0 – 1.8 hours. This is the fun part, but it’s still missionized. You’re not just goofing off. Gripen: manufacturer's brochure https://saab.com/globalassets/commercial/air/gripen...
by shiv
15 Nov 2017 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 819
Views: 140554

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

Gagan wrote:Ka-226 in rural use in Roos. Nifty little bird this

https://youtu.be/bGVdyMXfwTM


:eek: :eek: Man that is one incredible video...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2280
Views: 163206

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

Of course - the plane is flying "clean" and obviously has a T/W ratio of >1 in this demo. T/W ratio of > 1 shown to good effect in both these design Austin - watch that video you posted from the point below for 30 seconds! That is a fantastic exposition of t/w more than 1 https://youtu.be...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Could HAL have done that as a way of leveraging the Deep ToT/License? HAL does not need to do anything much to survive. PSUs that do not make profits will make losses, become sick, but will not be closed down. Compare Air India with other airlines. OK allahoakbar and you find HAL doing well. But ne...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2280
Views: 163206

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

I think IAF is the only force that has luxury of multiple types of aircraft. anywhere else they have standard set of aircraft to reduce the logistics trail and many other issues. Katare, Why not work on reducing the issues? Is the issue is how to get to 42 squadrons quickly and affordably or is the...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2280
Views: 163206

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

For the same reason why you wont order any single type , it would be top heavy or top light , MKI would perhaps be the largest heavy aircraft type in IAF history in such numbers perhaps second only to Mig-21 in terms of squadron service. I dont see why above is a problem. In our procurement "s...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 290506

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Always wondered if it is possible to have a ARM version of Brahmos... to chase AWACS! May be having engine in the front is an issue. Engine is not in front. Intake is in front. A large, heavy Mach 3 missile with stub wings will not be able to manoeuvre and quickly turn. A 300 kg warhead is huge and...
by shiv
14 Nov 2017 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There is another critical social reason for ramping up manufacture in India - the "youth bulge". India has done relatively well in education and has ended up educating millions. But they will have to live and any manufacturing that we do is an advantage. However - as I see it the possibili...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Kashi wrote:With the Foreign OEM, that will never happen.

Further discussion on this prediction will depend on whether anyone wants to use a China example or not..
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Are Western firms promising to transfer full production line as you mentioned with SAAB doing with Pakistan? Are they willing to transfer the technology that we really need to make the necessary step up? You have slammed the rampant screwdrivergiri that plagues the Indian MIC- and rightly so- how d...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

As I see it Western high tech industries (aviation among them) are being pushed into a corner by new upstarts among which China is prominent. They will be looking to stay in the game. They could set up lines in Vietnam or Bahrain but from those nations it will be export oriented only - with a very s...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2280
Views: 163206

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

Shiv ji, in WVR scenario, wouldn't the plane fly relatively clean? After using up most of its missiles if not all. No I don't mean it that way. The ballet was incomparably beautiful - not be spoiled by underwing/underbelly stores. In a combat situation with 1/2 fuel and fewer stores it would still ...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Comparison with the Chinese is a step up ... remember all those comparison with Pakistan before :P As far as Chinese comparison goes, Doc shab please check your posts. You have been mentioning them the most from what I can tell ;) Other favorite phrase you have been using lately seems to be "B...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 9971

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

In old videos of JF-17 display it would not even complete Horizontal loop this is the first video I saw where it does. On Vertical Loop from what I can see it does go vertical and does a full inverted U but it does not drop down vertical but as soon it does inveted U it rolls and changes direction ...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

No, I am happy to compare with Cheen. They lit a fire underneath us and I hope it continues. Oh I know. It's a sensitive topic that pushes all sorts of buttons for all sorts of people. But please speak for yourself when it comes to whose underside feels the heat. "Us" is overkill. No fire...
by shiv
13 Nov 2017 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4944
Views: 409859

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

My point simply was unless we are fully aware of what Cheenis do or not do with their own programmes, we are only speaking in hypotheticals. Agreed. But try implementing that on aheadofcurves. I tried (sometimes successfully) to stop comparisons with China that are brought up only to "make a r...

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