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by shiv
24 Feb 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

Interesting analysis from Yusuf DFI Quad needs both economic & military plan for Indo-Pacific Exercise Malabar provides the template for maritime cooperation between the Quad with focus on anti- submarine warfare, antipiracy operations, sea interdiction, humanitarian and disaster relief and join...
by shiv
24 Feb 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82188

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

The Chinese came out of Sunda strait? Wow. The Pakis have taught the Chinese well. They were on a soosai mission - they were not planning to go back if they got as far as the Maldives. Most ships do not have the range for a two way from Hainan to the Maldives & back via Sunda without a stopover....
by shiv
23 Feb 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

The US does not run out of gas because it has bases everywhere - including Djibouti, Diego Garcia and in the Gulf nations. Nobody asks about the US because the name China causes instant anxiety among a section of Indians. But the US was not the first. For IOR domination it was the Portuguese followe...
by shiv
23 Feb 2018 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

I have been having a detailed look at the Chinese String of Pearls - which actually look like a Series of Farts. I can't understand how we and our own media - with such powerful tools in our hands can do no more than put both thumbs in our Musharraf and howl loudly about China in the IOR boxing us i...
by shiv
23 Feb 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28311

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

"The IAF’s persistent misgivings over the questionable capabilities of the Tejas Mk1 were echoed by India’s CAG, which revealed in May 2015 that LCA pilots were “vulnerable” to 7.62 mm rounds fired at the front end of the platform. " The above quote is from Janes by Rahul Bedi . What does...
by shiv
23 Feb 2018 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211006

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

That's precisely my question. In IAF (or fighters in general), what does it mean to being "declared fit for solo"? Is it to fly solo on the same trainer again or to switch the bird to a single-seater? To my knowledge flying solo on the same trainer happens for trainee pilots. But I don't ...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Long distance Chinese navy deployment - analysis

Here is a map of the Maldives. Please note that the pastel coloured patches are NOT Islands. They are simply underwater coral reefs and the Islands themselves are miniscule almost invisible dots at the edges of each pastel patch. Try and look for the islands on Google earth without getting cross-eye...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Long distance Chinese navy deployment - analysis

Scenario we are talking about is different, think of a scenario where Type 55 and 52Ds port in Maldives. Along with other PLA fighters and subs. Basically Maldives becoming a full cheen military base. I think you need to flesh this out because what you are saying is simply a "fear" withou...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82188

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

Comparing Bollywood grossers with Holywood suffers from the fact that Bolly tickets retail for barely 1-3 dollars in India. 100 crores translates to about 10 million tickets sold at Rs 100. 10 million tickets at US$ 10 = 100 million USD. Add sales on Netflix etc which are only miniscule in India. Bu...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3786
Views: 277392

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Just speculating...perhaps Sat guided SDB kinda ordinance which weighs less than 100 Kg. Being Sat (GPS/IRNISS) guided, I think the launch platform does not need any pods or on-board radar to guide the munitions. The on board GPS chip mounted on the bomb should be able to guide itself to the target...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3106
Views: 505692

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^shiv any way by which you can share the hairy experience mentioned? this one? https://www.deccanchronicle.com/150725/nation-current-affairs/article/1971-war-navy-had-brush-mystery-nuclear-submarine I think this was an encounter with a US nuclear sub - the sub finally sped away at such speed that i...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

I have been maxed out by the dazzling number of posts and news items about hundreds of ships, thousands of missiles and billions of Dolahs that the Chinese have expended on naval power to make us crap liquid in our langotis. I believe I have had enough of that and I wish to move on to the practicali...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211006

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

Question on FO Avani Chaturvedi going solo on a Mig-21: wouldn't a trainee first go solo on the same trainer (2-seater) before switching to a single seater? Isn't the idea to keep the first solo flight profile as near identical to the previous orientation flight? She is likely to have flown several...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82188

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

China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies? In late 2015, when China eased its decades-long policy limiting most couples to having only one child, some heralded the change as a move toward greater reproductive freedom. But the government was only embarking on...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4467
Views: 227353

Re: Deterrence

[ Like for radiation I used BED (Banana Equivalent Dose) I compare these things I use the unit ADG ( Energy in Asli Deshi Ghee per unit gram).. which is 27230 Joules/gm with this - Bullet - (muzzle velocity about speed of sound) = .0015 ADG TNT = 0.1 ADG (Yes, by weight Ghee (or butter) has 10x mor...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82188

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

what makes them flinch at splicing genes from caucasians to start with and then directly manipulating the DNA somewhere down the future? All it takes is time and money. And a complete lack of ethics. Let me make a prediction about this. It is feasible but not enough is known to make it a success. A...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3106
Views: 505692

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

All these launches and more so Agni 2 are I feel a reason to raise NOTAM's as silent warnings to lizard. Indian ships around Maldives and missiles coming as they want to steer through Malacca straits. Silent message. I don't need to launch from ITR to cover IOR Actually these NOTAMs attract spy shi...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3786
Views: 277392

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/966577105201856512 9 flight trials of weaponised RPA vehicle #Lakshya have been carried out successfully with 20 m circular error probable. @akananth #DRDO Same being said by Saurav Jha https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/966376257293291522 Alright, it seems tha...
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2091
Views: 330639

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

It looked like a standard aeromodel. It had a cockpit and passenger cabin with painted/model windows
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3786
Views: 277392

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

OK thanks - that image basically says that they want to achieve 2nd gradient where the plane can lift off with one engine inoperative and wheels retracted and reach 400 feet.
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3786
Views: 277392

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Kartik wrote:IAF commits to buying 15 Saras Mk2 LTA

PT1N also has a 104-inch diameter propeller assembly to cater to second segment climb gradient requirements.

Wat this means?
Sounds like some post take-off high altitude mountaintop clearing requirement. But wat it means?
by shiv
22 Feb 2018 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3106
Views: 505692

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Whats the special requirement for a night trial? Also has the SFC ever testfired from anywhere except ITR? Is it assumed that in actual combat, it would be fired from ITR since there has never been any testing from any non DRDO location? With night launch the missile will think it is being launched...
by shiv
21 Feb 2018 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82188

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

Improving bloodlines by changing DNA is bullshit of the highest order. Cannot be done apart from the fact that bloodline means nothing specific. That said there is a very well known age old method for women to change half their childrens genes by cuckoldry. Mate with a strong garderner a la Lady Cha...
by shiv
21 Feb 2018 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38510

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

When we discuss such things I am unable to under stand how our own analysis can go one millimetre beyond the wisdom of "If my aunt had a d--k she would have been my uncle. Let me explain my point When someone says "Deploy the navy to do x, y, z - someone else says "China has a much bi...
by shiv
21 Feb 2018 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194002

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

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02/how-a-secretive-drdo-lab-is-saving-the-iaf-su-30mki.html livefistdefence.com EXCLUSIVE: How A Secretive DRDO Lab Is Saving The IAF Su-30MKI Shiv Aroor It all begins with the Russian SAP-518 jammer pod that Moscow supplied with the Su-30MKI. After grappling for...
by shiv
21 Feb 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38510

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: 656
Views: 38510

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: 656
Views: 38510

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: 656
Views: 38510

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: 1305
Views: 211006

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: 348762

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: 4467
Views: 227353

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: 4467
Views: 227353

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: 348762

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: 3106
Views: 505692

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: 3106
Views: 505692

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: 348762

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: 705
Views: 82188

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...

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