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by shiv
23 Jan 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2854
Views: 178591

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

^ From Jayasimha's post: it's bleddy unbelievable. They want to indigenise BMP 30mm ammo , after building it from 1989. Other items listed are "baseplate" and " springs". There's even a searchlight. This isn't deep slumber, its coma. I can't dispute this statement, but as always...
by shiv
23 Jan 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My contention is as follows a hollow cylinder will resist both bending and torsional moments better as compared of a hollow square "for the same weight and length" . Please consider me a "near zero" in this discussion hovering around -272 deg C But I have some empirical awarenes...
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2921
Views: 52321

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?



Balu is a genius. Will post on Twitter
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

China is testing its smaller warhead designs via north korea now Unlike a missile which goes into the sky and its speed and emissions be recorded and analyzed, a n test only gives the yield not the device details... the noko h bomb casing could hige anything Singha - even the yield is guesswork. It...
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 109
Views: 7544

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

3) India's frontier problem : Two front and internal security "India's frontier problem" should also be looked at as "China's frontier problem" I will ignore Pakistan initially and mention internal security only to point out that in a state of war emergency - insurgents will get...
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1869
Views: 275989

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think those could be SR-5 Guided rocket systems plus some defensive SAMs to protect the assets, the two other systems are export oriented so I am not too sure of those. Irrespective of exact id of an equipment, those are there for sudden first attack on Indian forces. So here we are walking on re...
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410306

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The paragraph on the Tejas page linked below is interesting - I have bolded the bit that keeps getting repeated http://www.tejas.gov.in/first_flights.html The Tejas is a pilot’s aeroplane and nowhere is this more evident than in her handling qualities and performance characteristics. She rockets off...
by shiv
22 Jan 2018 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

Amber G. wrote: using what is famously known in math or logic as circulus in probando

:D Interesting. My grandfather who was an advocate used to use the expression petitio principii
by shiv
21 Jan 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410306

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

All wrong. HAL director in an interview about 4-6 months ago said they are ramping up to 8 a year. So from the moment the words emerged from his mouth to today 3-4 aircraft should have come. Why have they not come? He must have shot his mouth off. BRF ahead of curve. The quality of discourse is so i...
by shiv
21 Jan 2018 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1869
Views: 275989

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Philip that is not just disinfo but ignorance. Anyone with Google earth can see that China has helipads AT the border in a few places - and there are 2 runways within 30 km. Of course that may not mean much. We have dozens of helipads at the border - but the mythology and the blinds need to be remov...
by shiv
21 Jan 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

If only 25 kt fission weapons are to be used, why the large 1500 kg payloads ? Why ask difficult questions? The 1500 kg is an inconvenient data fact, that is hard to wish away who have hypothesized 25 kt armoury, and or india not needing MIRV. Head I win, Tail you lose assertion. Actually - if Indi...
by shiv
21 Jan 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1869
Views: 275989

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ They look like structures/habitations rather than SAMs/MLRS, they are way too wide to be any type of vehicle. Besides why would you put such high value assets so close they they can be taken out even by short range 81mm mortar - though I would look for them further behind the lines. A comment o...
by shiv
20 Jan 2018 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

If only 25 kt fission weapons are to be used, why the large 1500 kg payloads ? How about 3 puny 25 kts MIRV to land on 3 parts of a megacity. Will have the effect of one 150 kt Assuming that our nuclear scientists remain morons/liars and expressions like equations of state are only for showing off ...
by shiv
20 Jan 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 185685

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

^^I am told that they will be uploaded. I have no idea when. The videos belong to the foundation and I have none with me.
by shiv
20 Jan 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 476
Views: 56243

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

Details of Chinese deployments in Doklam and signs of de-induction. Possible S-300 and HQ 9 or SSMs
https://youtu.be/tX4Rg3DFpSI
by shiv
20 Jan 2018 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1869
Views: 275989

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Details of Chinese deployments in Doklam and signs of de-induction. Possible S-300 and HQ 9 or SSMs
https://youtu.be/tX4Rg3DFpSI
by shiv
19 Jan 2018 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

ArjunPandit wrote:didnt p2 involve testing of Sub kt device for TNW?

Subkiloton device was to prove the use of reactor grade Pu in bombs.
by shiv
18 Jan 2018 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

^Kind of misleading study by a self-admittedly biased group. If they really wanted to go nuclear to end the war, value targeting would have been used, like in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not the claim of 3000 tac nukes! Value targeting would have either ended the war or escalated it. Escalation was a r...
by shiv
18 Jan 2018 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

TacNukes in Vietnam? Essential reading for those who think nukes might win wars The Title is misleading - the content is exactly the opposite http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/tactical-nuclear-weapons-how-america-could-have-won-the-24097 Those conclusions were eye-opening. Although a RAND Co...
by shiv
18 Jan 2018 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Even if it’s 300 kg it should have some margin built in. A soldier with rifle and packs would not be more than 100 kg som3 soldiers at 300 kg should not create this stress. There is one issue and I am not an engineer to speak with authority. There are two types of loads - static load and dynamic lo...
by shiv
17 Jan 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3249
Views: 410306

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Mahindra wrote:Here is my two cents worth of knowledge.

Welcome Mahindra. Nice to see you here after our meeting in Chennai. Hope you can slot in here easily.

Mahindra is in the Abhibhushan/Yak Herder category of people. Don't want to embarrass him though
by shiv
17 Jan 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3116
Views: 280663

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Boring guys all of you ! :D How can you say that? We need people to tell these stories. These men are disciplined and self effacing. They are professionals in their work - but their stories need to be told by professionals. Sometimes bollywood - much hated and much cursed on BRF has done a tremendo...
by shiv
17 Jan 2018 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3116
Views: 280663

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Not to mention the fact that the langar dal / roti is gob smackingly good!!! My post may end up being a digression - but modern visions of dietetics - and protein intake have their uses for athletes. Bulging muscles make men physically strong for tremendous feats of strength - but they are inflexib...
by shiv
17 Jan 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3116
Views: 280663

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Guys JMT, Have watches most of Patriot series. What struck me is when Maj Arya has lunch with soldiers, we can see the food is very simple, such as rice, dal, roti etc. I'd have thought soldiers would be having lot more richer food including meat, to help them in their physical exertion throughout ...
by shiv
16 Jan 2018 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4424
Views: 215383

Re: Deterrence

oooooooooo flippin 'eck - looks like an article I wrote for BRF has beeen cited in a see-rious book https://books.google.co.in/books?id=bZzToj4m4fIC&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&dq=shiv+sastry&source=bl&ots=BziNDc7GmZ&sig=pTyNfz9uwF_DjOKR5GPWKmeU4hc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8...
by shiv
16 Jan 2018 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Here is my list of things that could have gone wrong: 1. Incorrect requirement specification 2. Incorrect design 3. Incorrect choice of material 4. Incorrect QC at delivery 5. Incorrect maintenance 6. Incorrect SOP 7. All might have been correct but this was a black swan event Does anybody here kno...
by shiv
16 Jan 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2797
Views: 441881

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:Ok what is in front, what is at back


I know!

Front is display table. Back is Nirmala Sitharaman
by shiv
15 Jan 2018 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4245
Views: 265974

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

maths u have provided is v impressive but something which mango man like me do... car ka average kitna hai..toll tax kitna hai. The business people / senior executives dont bother with these mundane things ( atleast in north india) . In delhi chandigarh example the flexibility of starting at own ti...
by shiv
15 Jan 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 109
Views: 7544

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

2) Relative military power of China, India, and Pakistan This is too broad a topic to be summarized easily. Dozens of discussions on here and on other media do actually summarize the answer as follows: China>India>Pakistan The only discussion is whether we agree with this or not. Logically, if Chin...
by shiv
15 Jan 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 109
Views: 7544

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

That the US economy depends on war and military exports can be very easily dismissed by looking at the US stock market. But facts are not needed when grievance will do. The US stumbles from one war to another because of its military heft. <blahblah> The advantages weren't just extended to its allie...
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4245
Views: 265974

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I would like to know how many on the forum know people who do daily commute to work by air?? I dont think there are enough rich people who can afford daily commute by air for work espicially from smaller town. I know people who commute twice a week to work. By air. In India They are paid by their c...
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A man with a total weight of 90 kg (man+ eqpt) hanging off the end of that boom would IMO be putting forces in the region of 1000 kg plus on the part where the boom is attached. That boom is at least 1.5 meters long
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... aining.JPG.
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

srai wrote:Both the images don't look like they are from ALH. Look at the background to what they are attached to and the above pictures. Looks totally different.

One is the end of the boom and the other is the helicopter side. You need to turn one image 180 degrees to "mate" them
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

SriKumar wrote:Added later: Seems plausible that they are mating portions of a single part.

Yes. They are mirror images.
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3150
Views: 321276

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Shiv, the top part in that picture actually would be in the bottom when its attached to the base block, as I explained earlier in one post. Two bolts in that location still remained attached to the base block with a part torn off of the outer boom composite part, because that part is under compress...
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3557
Views: 244253

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Rakesh Sharma left in 1998, before LCA's first flight. So he never flew LCA. But I suppose he did indeed test flew LCA's FCS on the F16 emulator in US. There was a lot of work going on ever before. I think there was a little incident of Baldev Singh and an F-404 engine on a test run before the firs...
by shiv
14 Jan 2018 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1126
Views: 48018

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

This is an emotive subject but I have expressed my views from time to time in other forums as well. Modern medical care is good but it is not going anywhere fast, it is too expensive for the world and certainly for India and it will never ever cover the entire population. Modern "allopathy"...

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