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by shiv
21 Feb 2017 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 547
Views: 34732

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

The idea is that everything is to be kept stored up in Tibet and the men will be rushed in as needed. In any case - rushing men in via the routes you mention will take time. The S201 and 202 (I think) are over 200 km from the G318 which is itself situated at high altitude and need to bring stuff fro...
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

JayS wrote:^^ It is only me or LCA did have less aggressive air display as compared to the one from BIAS..?

Not more than 5G
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3972
Views: 302524

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

How would we know if a missile was tested but not announced?
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 595
Views: 73114

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

If it stops emitting it's just another passive sensor. Will not makes much difference as it will no longer be fulfilling it's most important function. That is command and control. No - actually it depends on the type of emission. Powerful radar signals that probe deep into hostile airspace will be ...
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

If this where how to make dosa video: Dosa batter that I have in the front was two days in the making, you take it put it to on a tawa and after few minutes flip it around. It is exciting! Hope there is more drooling stuff like we see with phoren fighters I think Sanjay Simha (who appears briefly i...
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114562

Re: Deterrence

Amber G: Who can argue against having all the data to make the most accurate judgement but unfortunately much of the data is classified. Shaurya - to cut a long story short, all the articles you posted, which have all been posted earlier on this thread, and all of which exist in my own personal arc...
by shiv
21 Feb 2017 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

The only IAF stalls calling for recruitment have been in th ADVA area - not the business area. Did not go that side this year. Visited ADVA this year, couldn't see any stall - might have been too well camouflaged though :) Most probably the idea posted on BRF that lots of people pay Rs 1500 to come...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2383
Views: 223637

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

Bravo. Awesome insight and prescription. You graphic of concentric circles for Muslims should be multiple such ovals in a sea of Dar-ul-Harab which keeps them from fratricide. Or more like flesh eating bacteria. This is absolutely right. In fact that was the picture I had when I spoke of "oil ...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

srai wrote:HAL - Make in India
Image


They were flying at 180 kt
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 595
Views: 73114

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pratyush wrote:Shiv regarding identifying an AWACS. The simplest way is to locate the most powerful airborne radar and track it.

As long as it is transmitting. To locate it - it must transmit, or else someone else must emit and be "seen" by the AWACS
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4083
Views: 310431

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

How private companies with retired fighters help western air forces with realistic aggressor training http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/02/20/discovery-and-inzpire-team-up-for-asdot/ DA Defence operates the world’s largest privately-owned operational fleet of aggressor aircraft for air support, a...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 931
Views: 115287

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^^^Difficult to notice details on either side when staring at the centre..
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

From pages 19 & 20 of the IAF's 50 years of the MiG 21 commemorative book - in a chapter written by Air Marshal Partha Dey: about MiG 21 testing in Russia by Indian pilots in 1962 Sir, IOC depends on the aircraft performance. In this case, your reference cites "excellent performance"....
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

We spend less than a minute to test the filament when buying a light bulb by putting it in a socket at the shop.[/b] Hope it explains the significant difference between development flight testing of a R&D project and evaluation flight testing of a certified end product. Sir I request you not to...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

^ You mean the Suryakiran/52sq stall? I don't recollect coming across any others. HAL had a souvenir store that strangely did not have Tejas models or posters. Most disappointed. IAF BRDs had a stall where they displayed worn out parts that needed indigenization.Very friendly IAF man was in attenda...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Does any one know why none of the branches of the armed forces ever have recruitment booths at Aero India? There are lakhs of people attending, a fair proportion of whom are youths who are evidently interested in flight or the armed forces, yet the armed forces don't seem to bother trying to attrac...
by shiv
20 Feb 2017 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 595
Views: 73114

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China Holds Massive Military Rallies in Xinjiang After Spate of Violence https://sputniknews.com/asia/201702201050848850-china-massive-rallies-xinjiang/ China has again sent hundreds of troops to its far-west Xinjiang region, the restive heartland of its Uygur minority, this time for oath-taking ral...
by shiv
19 Feb 2017 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

This is what ACM Raha said, in his own words. He had earlier rejected terminology lie 1 1A, 2 etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8skV2Do9Ms
by shiv
19 Feb 2017 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4083
Views: 310431

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

SAAB Viggen enters spin and recovers with spin parachute (video)
https://twitter.com/GripenNews/status/8 ... 0253665280
by shiv
19 Feb 2017 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2383
Views: 223637

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

In a huge country like India we complain that Muslims are getting new majority areas (say Kerala or Bengal). We may even be right in predicting that this will be a new Pakistan. But we must also then acknowledge that when a new area of India (say Kerala or Bengal) become neo-Pakistan - the people wi...
by shiv
19 Feb 2017 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2383
Views: 223637

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

Secular and Unsecular Hindus will start understanding how far they have gone wrong in trying to lump all Muslims together when Shias start getting attacked by Sunnis in India. A bomb blast in a Shia shrine in India will be blamed on Hindus - but it will be the first sign of Wahhabi infiltration into...
by shiv
19 Feb 2017 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2383
Views: 223637

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

I wonder if the folks that have brainstormed Ghar Wapsi, can they reach out to some other group perhaps? Methinks each society and civilization always has a fifth column, no matter what. The question is not about obliterating that identity, but managing it well. We've lost out on the latter, and de...
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Our very own Bharat Karnad always manages to screw up something even when he writes stuff that will please some BRFites The Tragedy of the Tejas The Tejas programme has progressed in fits and starts, and been delayed interminably, in the main, for two reasons. One, the Air Staff Requirements were ch...
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

I spoke to Sanjay Simha who also flew in the LCA and in a Surya Kiran earlier.
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

They were deliberately kept open for sure. The mechanism under the hood is little complicated to understand with too many links, which converts Convergent nozzle to convergent-Divergent nozzle. You cannot see that entire linkage unless some petals are kept open. I kinda linked it that they kept it ...
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Jay, thanks a lot. And here I was abusing ADE for the no-show of Abhyas! Hakeem, those nozzle petals are typically left out for viewers to see the flexing mechanism. No Indanil no. Nothing of the sort. I have seen in all Aero Indias since 1996 many Kaveri engines, Adour, F 404 , M88, that Eurofight...
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3972
Views: 302524

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

srai wrote:^^^

Great find! Finally, we see what an IA Akash Regiment comprises of.

Image


https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/832203065679814658
by shiv
18 Feb 2017 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

In general I found that the folks at foreign company stalls were very uninterested to talk to people other than business/Armed forces background. That is why I stopped going to phoren stalls about 6 years ago sine 2011 - knowing that whatever they say is available online. My Aero India experiences ...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4083
Views: 310431

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From aviation week http://aviationweek.com/defense/how-often-does-f-35-need-refuel?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20170217_AW-05_647&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_6_1&utm_rid=CPEN1000001722890&utm_campaign=8740&utm_medium=email&elq2=8f83920edd564b339f4fe98ab954bfda An often overlooked p...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Spent some time at the Kaveri stall. On the negative side they had a full size Kaveri engine on display with no info board but 2-3 leaves of the afterburner nozzles were missing making an ugly picture. with no label but anyone going close might have seen a couple of small gizmos attached to the eng...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Zynda wrote:Folks, how big was the Russian contingent presence this time at AI?

Very small
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114562

Re: Deterrence

The link was posted just recently here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHdsjo-NR4 Other ( + - of that class lectures) can be seen in related links etc.. Thanks for the link. That is a brilliant lecture and even I who like to imagine that I know most of the basic stuff that the prof says in the le...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114562

Re: Deterrence

I will still ask for the end product to be tested and ONLY on some reasonable number of successful tests will one accept the delivered product. Just like that house floor. Shaurya - your example was not clear at all to me but this sentence is perfectly clear. It is about credibility. You have set y...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 1809
Views: 252671

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

in the interest of seeding the tech, DRDO could open src to indian OEMs the tech it had developed for the nishant UAV. most of these are tactical short duration types so very high security and robustness are not a hard requirement. Many Indian OEMs are (I am told) import and assemble by screwdriver...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 1809
Views: 252671

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

the TAMP frame looks like a joke with those huge crude metal pipes...the thrust will go in lifting itself alone ...who comes up with these designs ? even cheap 5000/= quadcopters have better designs ..and that metal box on top ugh *shudder* it looks like a 8th semester student project made out of w...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Spent some time at the Kaveri stall. On the negative side they had a full size Kaveri engine on display with no info board but 2-3 leaves of the afterburner nozzles were missing making an ugly picture. There was actually a nice looking transparent model with rotors turning and lit up and all. They c...
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2606
Views: 173113

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

nam wrote:
Image

In 2017 this image looks like nangananga child to me
by shiv
17 Feb 2017 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 334
Views: 30493

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Just a few notes about AI display. ADVA area is definitely better for viewing compared to business visitor's section. Even in ADVA, one needs to find the sweet spot. I realized that sweet spot is towards the end of the runway where planes halt before they line up for take off. . Agree 100% If one i...
by shiv
16 Feb 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3086
Views: 126939

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Pratyush wrote:Love the nose / side art on the side of the plane.

Apparently the Phoenix - a trainer symbolically arising from the ashes of the HTT 34
by shiv
16 Feb 2017 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2074
Views: 269462

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

abhik wrote:Not sure if this was posted before: AeroIndia 2017 Promo - LCA Tejas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx74o49j20M

Superlative view for the pilot from the cockpit

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