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by shiv
26 Jun 2017 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

I've been dealing with history a long time- so i know the comparative strengths of history. Basic fact is, our historical recordings are far less accurate than Roman or chinese. Ie, our works contain far more histographical errors than their's. It is what it is. The value of history is based solely...
by shiv
26 Jun 2017 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Is there any way to get F-35 bypassing the still pending foundation agreements mainly the CISMOA Among the strongest suits held by the F-35 is its ability to link seamlessly with other platforms. Who would link F-35 with our AEW, LCAs, Su-30s and Jaguars? If we don't have that we would be importing...
by shiv
26 Jun 2017 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Shiv saar, would a Predator like platform be more useful to counter J-xx? I hope Ghatak is either accelerated or dropped right away. A UCAV from the US would be far ahead of the BR curve. Without knowing the capabilities of J-whatever a "counter" can only be generic by aiming to detect an...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Great article, Shiv! You have written it in your characteristic style, laying bare the absurdity & motivations of AIT. Its a good, big-picture-painting article. My only quibble if any, is that, there is actually no trace of migrations into India circa 2000 BC. I know that your article emphasize...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2497
Views: 194632

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^Thanks for that informative post.
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The F-35 as a program is not really designed to be competitive in terms of cost under an FMS MII like concept with progressive increase in MII with growing orders. It is really designed for a NATO setup and outside of Israel there is a limited customization ability given the closely linked software...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Question: Is it OK to abandon the LCA if we got the F-35 instead?
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2497
Views: 194632

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Thanks for clarification Shiv sir.. One doubt remains in my mind..what chinese might have used to destroy bunkers? heavy wepons ??? These so called "bunkers" are just locally available boulders heaped one on the other - so it is done manually Watch this video. The only shooting, though bo...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

^^ :rotfl:

LOL JEM. If all goes well I will follow up with another article on the roots of that racism and why it became such a big deal for Europeans
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3497
Views: 183879

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I think Modi's words about the border need to be seen in the overall context of India-China relations - an aspect that has been clearly dealt with by Shivshankar Menon in his book "Choices". He points out that huge areas of the border are so hostile to life that they are not inhabited or p...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2497
Views: 194632

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I think Modi's words need to be seen in the overall context of India-China relations - an aspect that has been clearly dealt with by Shivshankar Menon in his book "Choices". He points out that huge areas of the border are so hostile to life that they are not inhabited or patrolled. It is j...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rhetoric is no substitute for reality. While the Rafale may have "won" the MMRCA contest the LCA did not take part at all. So really the LCA is not a contender at all.
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Shiv we could easily open a new line for the LCA in the pvt. sector too. That is the theory. In actual fact HAL is struggling to find tier 1 and tier 2 component manufacturers who will supply LCA parts to HAL for them to integrate in HAL. That is what HAL is aiming for and they hope to make 12 a ye...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

F-16 is only partly about Air Force. It is also about Indian private industry setting up joint ventures to make military equipment so that Indians get some jobs and new manufacturing infrastructure is created and in private hands where a PSU labour strike will not blackmail the country. As long as w...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2497
Views: 194632

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

If you look at the map - the approach to Kailash Manasarovar via Nathu La looks totally weird to me. People have to cross north of Nepal and head west along the Chinese G 219 to get to the lake
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

PSUs only making equipment is not an issue per se USSR and China have proved how only state control is not detrimental to achieving self reliance and great productivity Actually it is democracy and the structure of our nation that is the problem where resources are pulled in various directions and ...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3497
Views: 183879

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Minor action on the border. Time to panic and buy adult diapers and assume the worst.
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

... We need BOTH, not one or the other and need to stop considering this a zero sum game. ... I don't think anyone is saying no to all imports since India is not at that stage yet. What some of us are advocating for is more support to domestic programs. Pour more resources and give more orders to k...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 723
Views: 44717

Re: China Watch Thread-I

SSridhar wrote:Has there been firing? How did the PLA destroy our bunkers?

Videos of past incidents have always involved manual dismantling of "bunkers"/fortifications built of small boulders
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3356
Views: 478716

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Is that the "naval version" or the trainer. The trainer has a smaller nosecone
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 2824
Views: 181553

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Can anyone explain to me what "field trial" means? Field Trails is an all encompassing term, but in context of M777, it's preparation of ballistic tables and Standard Operating Precedures for regular units. The same is being done for Dhanush too. Thank you. So it is not about importing fi...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ What happens after 120 LCAs are produced by 2024/5? Will it be like the Arjun MBT line that has been sitting idle for 5 years now? This is not a question that anyone can answer. In my culture it is wrong to say what I am about to say (I say a prayer before uttering it) - but I think we may have...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

hire men, throw resources and crack a whip When men were stuck in the heights near Namka Chu - outnumbered by the Chinese - The military leadership "cracked the whip" and asked them to hold on rather than taking into account of the fact that they were outnumbered and under-equipped. Most ...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 2824
Views: 181553

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Can anyone explain to me what "field trial" means?
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

China. China was number 1 for a few years even after BRF started. In those days the media were only shitting brix because of that and not pointing out that India back in those days was no 2 or 3. China did not become a world power when it was importing stuff and still not "fully" there ye...
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Which country in the history of the world has become a world power by being the number one arms importer? China. China was number 1 for a few years even after BRF started. In those days the media were only shitting brix because of that and not pointing out that India back in those days was no 2 or 3.
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 939
Views: 124540

Re: Aircraft Recognition

roachyogi wrote:I'm new here :D

Thought you folks might find this interesting...made this poster for my old man when he turned 65 a few years ago, and so had to stop flying...

All the aircraft he flew in his career

http://i.imgur.com/T1Mhbat.jpg

Nice
by shiv
25 Jun 2017 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 939
Views: 124540

Re: Aircraft Recognition

http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/last-great-flying-boats-180953943/ https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/tXRGWKr7nT9ymv07VoBiJWY4TcE=/fit-in/1072x0/https://public-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/c2/57/c2577d0f-0305-4349-a989-c4c7b2febc69/07b_fm2015_frombernier01_00032123_live.jpg
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Shiv: looking forward to your article. Like you said, you can produce bits & pieces in places like Swarajya, MyInd etc and later on, release the whole thing as a book. OIT/AIT articles are always in demand, irrespective of season! We don't have to write articles only to rebut. But a steady stre...
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Marten wrote:Sri Joy, it is proven that Saraswati was fed by Himalayan waters. The feeder rivers moved and started the big switch to Ganga.

There are papers showing that rainfall was much higher. Serious papers with isotope analysis of rock - I have it somewhere.
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

From time to time I have seen a degree of enthusiasm for used military aircraft on BRF. I think it is important for enthu-cutlet jingos like us to read about the issues that aging aircraft face. Plenty of material on the web. Here is one pdf http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p014059.pdf Some e...
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The F-16 IMO will outclass almost any Chinese aircraft currently in service and will be a match for their J-11/Su-27 knockoffs - especially if equipped with AESA. When I say Deepika Padukone is good looking I do not imply that Sonam Kapoor is ugly. When I speak positively about F-16, I am not implyi...
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

I have done an article addressing exactly this (today). It is ready for publication hopefully in Swarajya. I have contacted Nilesh and others and will make sure the article goes online somewhere. My take is (as is typical of me) a little different from the standard rebuttals. As someone said - the ...
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

I have not bothered to do much rebutting on the genetics front because I believe others have done a good job. I cannot add more value to that. But that aside I have another side of the story to tell which I have done as briefly as possible because - I have collected a book worth of material on it - ...
by shiv
24 Jun 2017 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1810
Views: 231222

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Did not mean to say the aircraft does not work for IN, just the unarmed part of it. I am presuming US is withholding armed versions of its fleet as the only reason and not a lack of interest on IN's part in those versions. It was reported (quoting from memory on BRF) that the Tu 142s had done 10,00...
by shiv
23 Jun 2017 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243907

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Let me put my money where my mouth is. The F-16 remains a very potent aircraft

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