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by shiv
21 Feb 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34472

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Er - please pardon me - I cannot say on BRF what I said on Twitter - in the context of what those 3 Chinese ships would do in the Maldives. https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/965877315270946817 More seriously (and this is a personal viewpoint, not a policy statement), I find that a lot of articles...
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34472

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We have lost. Now that we have lost we need to decide how to live as slaves to the Chinese.
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34472

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

When the Chinese new year begins - Chinese tourists will take a 11 hour flight from Shanghai/Xian/Beijing to Karachi. After a restful night in Karachi they take a 6 hour flight to male. What a lovely holiday that would be.. The other thing is they could threaten India they will occupy Doklam and Aru...
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34472

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Soon after China takes over the Maldives it will threaten India not to stop food exports to the Maldives. If we do - China will supply food (eg cereals) and we know that Chinese goods are cheap even if they are shipped from 10 times as far away. China is a big exporter of cereals after all. Next Chi...
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1283
Views: 207706

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

With due respect to Adm Arun Prakash I must comment that when the official historians are not tasked to write official histories of the Indian side - unofficial historians will run riot. Pakistan has consistently gone one step ahead by appointing offcial historians to write unofficial stuff
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Incidentally I found something related to recent debates - now only as a Google cache http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hblXFGq5ob0J:www.milehicopters.com/page3.html+&cd=30&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in&client=ubuntu The SE-3130 helicopter's power plant is a 400 shaft ho...
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4461
Views: 226414

Re: Deterrence

Shaurya that is an interesting paper you have linked about KEW - I am saving it for ref. I will repost it in a new thread I shall start on a "current topic" when I get a bit of free time. But both this paper and the points you make about non-nuclear methods to taking out silos and C&C ...
by shiv
20 Feb 2018 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4461
Views: 226414

Re: Deterrence

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-f-35-stealth-fighter-the-ultimate-nuclear-bomber-24399 Officials with the Office of the Secretary of Defense confirmed to Warrior Maven that Mattis here is indeed referring to an emerging “nuclear variant” of the F-35. Multiple news reports, such as...
by shiv
19 Feb 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Accidents in helicopters have happened for numerous reasons ( lack of airmenship, weather etc), but the crux of my argument is that in those cases of single engine ,where it was due to engine conking off, they were avoidable. Infact since you say you have been following accidents details for decade...
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3065
Views: 499465

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Adorable little wheels on that tractor. There is something really odd about those small wheels. The wheel bay is as big as the wheelbay for the large wheel. In some other image I recall seeing what looked like hydraulic actuators of some sort that could (possibly) cause the entire platform to be ra...
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3065
Views: 499465

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

prasannasimha wrote:This test was likely a tight corner turn test

Republic day parade. Voice says "Parade mein hoon". People wearing warm jackets

What year was this displayed?
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Believe what you want !! but more then enough cheetah pilots have sacrificed their lives to failed engines. I am willing to believe this but your word is not enough. I have been following flight accidents for decades and while all sorts of reports exist - please point me to engine failure as one of...
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 665
Views: 78865

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Thanks people. It is well known that China already stores a lot of war ready hardware in Tibet - ready to be used. The only issue is more manpower and consumables like fuel and food. China cannot house hundreds of thousands of men in Tibet without shipping in food for them because Tibet is still a n...
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 665
Views: 78865

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

My new video
An analysis of the railway link between China and Tibet
https://youtu.be/4uEO-fWyv48
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300318

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

My new video
An analysis of the railway link between China and Tibet
https://youtu.be/4uEO-fWyv48
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Reality - a twin engine helicopter which is loaded to single engine OGE weight will NOT CRASH AT ALL ( removing cases when helicopter has high rate of descent and low terrain clearance ; while coming for landing. This case can be avoided if pilot is careful) when one of its engine fails. The detrim...
by shiv
17 Feb 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The flying of IAF is hazardous but the fact remains that this hazard reduces greatly due to reduendecy of one more engine onboard. and here I am talking just about accident due to loss of an engine. The proof of this is that though IAF had 14 fatals (Army Aviation must also have some additional num...
by shiv
16 Feb 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^Sure, I am not saying that it is a piece of cake. However it does not mean that we should not at least be working on it. Who should work on it? This is a DRDO thing and the air force would have to state a requirement. Right now the IAF is saying "Give us safe new helicopters with modern avion...
by shiv
16 Feb 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If we look at something like high-altitude supply drops to known posts and drop/pickup points, and assume that 80% of the cargo is completely routine, Here is my problem. What is routine? On what basis do you assume that X percentage are "routine" and involve drops only. The IAF often fli...
by shiv
16 Feb 2018 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Read online that CO of 114 HU stating that they have lost 14 pilots in operations. Even if considering a few to be human error, the rest is a very high figure of casualty as compared to Russian fleet. I will make an unsubstanted statement that had Su 30 been a single engine fighter, it would have r...
by shiv
16 Feb 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Right now I think the world leaders in this tech are struggling with delivery. Add to that the uncertainties of Himalayan weather - we are looking at a quantum leap in sensors and AI tech to make real time decisions. This would be a "research project"
by shiv
16 Feb 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Would unmanned platforms (which could be built from something simple like a Cheetah) be viable to do stuff like dangerous high-altitude supply drops? Drops are one thing. Drop and pick up is another thing. The pick up is not always from a pre-designated site - but has to be decided on the spot by t...
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Some of the posters are having the views that ALH is inefficient wrt Cheetah class helicopters, but the usage of a single engine helicopter is nothing short of senseless and gross disregard of various risks which need not be taken in 99.99 per cases. Flying a single engine at high altitudes is just...
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4155
Views: 201602

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

SBajwa wrote:Many such carvings prove that people travelled between India and Egypt for more than 4000 years.

The Vedic Mitanni kings of 1800 BC (3800 years ago) had treaties with Egypt. This is "recorded history"
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1970
Views: 200174

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^Sad. But "microlight helicopter"??
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300318

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Then why do modern Jet fighters use Turbo fans and not Turbo jet Engines? AFAIK it is a compromise with fighters typically having low bypass turbofans for their fuel efficiency while the lack of inertia of a huge (high bypass) fan makes the engine more responsive to sudden acceleration while allowi...
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300318

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Nice explanation neerajb Thanks
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1283
Views: 207706

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

Have the Rafales arrived yet? Or are we still modifying their anticipated home bases to accept the new tech they bring? Meanwhile in Yamerika http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-the-f-35-will-make-americas-aircraft-carriers-even-more-19005?page=2 The USS America underwent a series of inten...
by shiv
15 Feb 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Dumping the Ka-226T will, IMO, hardly make that big a difference. This is a judgement call - an opinion, if you like, and all of us have our views. Like I said - 20-20 hindsight is always a better perspective - let us wait and see what happens. My personal viewpoint on this is that I think there is...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

To me this sounds like a death wish for a part of our army that are supplied by helicopters No sir. They will be supplied through ALHs. At the moment, the rate at which “talks” are “progressing”, I can’t see how KA-226 is going to beat the LUH in terms of time to production. On top of that the elec...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300318

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:so the fan being inside the cowl and having a lot of curvy cool looking blades seems to be only difference with a 'proper' turboprop and its propeller blades ?

No. Up until now only props had gearboxes. Turbofans run at the same speed as the low pressure compressor
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300318

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The major portion of the thrust generated in a high bypass turbofan engine comes from the fan (which is driven by a shaft & gearbox from the turbine). The main function of the turbine is to drive the ducted fan similar to how a marine gas turbine drives the propellers of a ship. Please set my q...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19994

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Please clarify. An endorsement of what, exactly?? It's safety??, It's superior capabilities??, It's fitness for export?? It's pilot friendly handling? Did he give a testimonial?? or is he likely to?? Let be throw back at you the statement that you made You are reading way too much into it. Not biti...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19994

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Very likely - but an air chief is hardly likely to be allowed by their nation's diplomatic and security staff to fly anything considered unsafe so the flight is definitely an endorsement of a sort. We may be reading way too much into it. You misunderstand. The air chief joyrider is not endorsing th...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19994

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I have a feeling that the flights may have been triggered by Indian "requests" rather than anything else. Very likely - but an air chief is hardly likely to be allowed by their nation's diplomatic and security staff to fly anything considered unsafe so the flight is definitely an endorsem...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19994

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Typically air chiefs are flight line pilots who enjoy fighter flying and not test pilots or tech experts. And most air force chiefs unlike test pilots would not have flown all the aircraft or a very large variety of aircraft in a given air force. I suspect there is some pride in India where these pe...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4155
Views: 201602

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

These are conflated with very compelling arguments for the monuments traditionally credited to the Mughals or Delhi sultanate. So then every Indic origin theory becomes suspect. Absolutely true and I have wondered about this and have asked myself - " Are the dates and links that I claim to be ...
by shiv
14 Feb 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348218

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:I hope it gets a quiet burial when LUH gets IOC by the end of this year.

To me this sounds like a death wish for a part of our army that are supplied by helicopters
by shiv
13 Feb 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4079
Views: 571467

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

There will always be obfuscation. We will never know the true status.

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