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by Aditya G
29 Nov 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 34196

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

arun wrote:Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL) launches 105 meter 3,000 tonne displacement Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna. This happened a little over a month ago:

Reliance Naval launches training ship for Indian Coast Guard


Whatever happened to the 2 NOPVs they launched? :roll:
by Aditya G
25 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143407

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

My dream class for the Indian Navy is something that will be; - built in large numbers (2 dozen or more) - reasonably cheap - reasonably capable on all domains - long range - Has high indian component To this end, the config of this new "Nilgiri" class will be as follows: Propulsion: - Die...
by Aditya G
12 Aug 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343738

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

abhijitm wrote:Hi. is there a website which lists yearly all terrorist encounters by indian army? Thanks.


SATP

Or, go through all tweets by Northern Command for Op Rakshak
by Aditya G
26 Jul 2018 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144543

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The Navy should realize that achieving both qualitative and quantitative expansion is not feasible in the current scenario. It has happened in the past but not so at the moment. IN is chasing an uber carrier with 3 squadrons on afloat - imho wasting their time while PLAN is building multiple simulta...
by Aditya G
25 Jul 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144543

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

MiG-29K availability issues aside, it is an in-service aircraft whose net availability can be boosted by acquiring more of the same type. If IN wants to operate 3 carriers then the best bet would be to acquire 2 more squadrons of Fulcrums and 1 more Vikrant carrier. NLCA may come along in the meanti...
by Aditya G
17 Jul 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143407

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have formed an opinion that IN needs a modern day equivalent of Leander class frigate. Not too big, some capability in all areas incl ASW and long range. Built with local content in all spheres move, fight, float etc.

Sadly project 28 did not yield such a ship
by Aditya G
17 Jul 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143407

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The advantage of buying more Krivaks was the win-win factor:

- We get new frigates quickly
- We get new frigates which are already familiar to IN and doing well.
- Russia gets to offload partially built up ships which could not be completed due to Ukrainian components

What have we done here?
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 34196

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Kashi, There is a distinction between classified and black ops. Even a normal operation could be classified, for eg the movement of a submarine. The submarine still bears the colours and the pennant of the Indian Navy while the surgical strikes to eliminate a terrorist leader would be black ops sin...
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

These things will happen any which way since everyone wants to make money. The MoD should come up with a system where everyone gets some piece of pie irrespective of who wins the order since that would be incentive to not block the entire process for all involved. In this particular case, I believe...
by Aditya G
16 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400564

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Direct hit by BSF. I am guessing they employed a 76mm weapon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 4KqVfSDKdU

by Aditya G
11 Jun 2018 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I say any option is better than no option.

Pak Navy has purchased second hand Seakings ... We could have done the same. Recall talks to buy Canadian samples ... What came of that?
by Aditya G
11 Jun 2018 01:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can these withstand high sea state and have good sea keeping qualities in these conditions , can the metals on these ships withstand small arm fires and have longer life in sea conditions ? Commercial ships might be built to a standard that may not meet mil ones. Problem is that MoD is unable to co...
by Aditya G
09 Jun 2018 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We should have taken the 2 Russian Mistrals when they were available. /my 2 paise
by Aditya G
20 May 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10811

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:After NSG, CRPF too adopts the SHerpa.
Image


NSG reqd Sherpa for assault ladder platform. Pray tell why CRPF and CISF need such an expensive platform? I am all for forces to get the right kit, but should be for a purpose.
by Aditya G
15 May 2018 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think the GSL Nopv design is a qualified success which has also been exported, and set the basis for ICG Samarth class ships. The most important KRA from these ships should be their sea time given their mandate to patrol the seas. The record for sea time was a Nilgiri class frigate. The ships do f...
by Aditya G
11 May 2018 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

It will be interesting to see the configuration of the new missile craft.8 BMos one presumes along with a BPDMS , perhaps a gun/missile mount like the navalised Pantsir. The Talwars would have the VLS silos for Klub replaced with BMos but the Delhi's would need the inclined launchers. I would go fo...
by Aditya G
09 May 2018 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Austin wrote:Well if L&T is rejoicing over something Brahmos Corp or DRDO did 15 years back then good for them ! Inclined launcher were the first operational brahmos on any IN ships


The real story is that these launchers will equip ships. Which are those ships?
by Aditya G
09 May 2018 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 100472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Unlike IAF, PAF directly controls the design iterations and production of the aircraft. PAF is thus heavily invested into JF-17s success. Seems to be the centerline hardpoint. JF-17 does not have any intake pod https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dy4Vr0c37d4/WWSdBi8x6eI/AAAAAAAABeE/PhwLnjhpAeQb5352xEheg98rFR...
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The quad launcher angle must have been carefully selected. Probably impacts range of the missile. I think their plan would be to replace 8 urans with 4 brahmos. The launcher would be forward facing and canted outward. If you observe INS mysore has large missile shields which were rumoured to take th...
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This broken record wants an order for a 2nd Vikrant class. This way you can at least share the air wing between the 3 ships.
by Aditya G
08 May 2018 00:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Should fit well on Delhi class: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/11856489_1007551669289073_6308496090359918004_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fd1a13052ca1551cf2b444a33bc4fef4&oe=5B8C40F3 Comparison with 2x2 installation on Rajputs: https://www.defencetalk.com/military/images/brahmos-on-raj...
by Aditya G
01 May 2018 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

After ASW SWC the next big thing from IN force levels perspective is going to be NGMV or NGC program. I think that should lead to a dozen hulls at least
by Aditya G
30 Apr 2018 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 100472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The same week Kulbhushan Jadhav tape came out first. X Posted from the Terroristsn thread. Note spin fed by the Uniformed Jihadi’s of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan which has been italicised: Pakistan delivers medical assistance to Indian fishermen stuck at sea By H...
by Aditya G
28 Apr 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5089
Views: 970441

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

76mm cannons can be used as a Cwiz .... Doubt 127mm guns have the capability given lower ROF. My ideal solution was 2 x 76mm guns rather than a single 127mm mount Can the BAE gun fire anti missile rounds the way 76mmm super rapido can? from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5%22/54_caliber_Mark_45_gun H...
by Aditya G
27 Apr 2018 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 34196

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

ICG could help with mine countermeasures. ASW may be just too sophisticated. North Sea ferries use them, hurricane weather. Our CG OPVs must be designed for ( not fitted) with extra weaponry which can be unstalled swiftly in a crisis.For example looking at the current design, the basic hull/platform...
by Aditya G
27 Apr 2018 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Maz

Any news of Project-28A and Project-18 DDG? Do these even exist?
by Aditya G
27 Apr 2018 12:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The second CGI is accurate, ironically better looking than the model. They have created some space amidships by 'cutting' into the hull... I am guessing they will install davits there - not good for stealth. The fore deck has been flushed which is good. The GRSE ASW-SWC resembles a mini Project-28 s...
by Aditya G
26 Apr 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 100472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Aditya_V wrote:How are these going to be paid for?


Whatever be the means .... But PN is on a roll ... Large order book as well.
by Aditya G
25 Apr 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 317
Views: 36584

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

In modi sarkar the NSA is effectively the CDS ...... .
by Aditya G
23 Apr 2018 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The smoke stack has consumed excessive deck space .... Could they have vent it below deck? Will also reduce IR signature and free up space for at least a chetak
by Aditya G
22 Apr 2018 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:Afaik they still need manual reload one deck level down?


Happy to be corrected but I believe manual reloads for LR-SAM is a myth. Obviously reloads should be possible from the top, but how would sailors do that out in the sea without benefit of cranes and other equipment.
by Aditya G
22 Apr 2018 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any comments on the asw SWC? It was the biggest "reveal" this defexpo?

http://www.janes.com/article/79471/indi ... -programme
by Aditya G
22 Apr 2018 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I dont understand why the debate focuses on IRL (i.e. RBU) as a trade off to more LRSAMs. The latter has a small footprint and requires minimal deck penetration compared to Brahmos. IMHO IN could have installed more LRSAMs if it wanted to while still retaining the 2 IRLs.
by Aditya G
18 Apr 2018 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608709

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Any pictures of sharang?
by Aditya G
18 Apr 2018 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10811

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

I really like the LSV requirement - and both AL and Tata offerings are nice - purpose bhoot military vehicle. However the program is veiled in secrecy. No word any where on the status
by Aditya G
18 Apr 2018 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Defexpo '18 seems to be a bit muted on Navy related news - surprising given its a Land and Naval systems exhibition. A nice one are the official drawings of ASW-SWC; https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-em3ShXl8Cas/WtKG718Ee9I/AAAAAAAAOZ4/oHn7tpWEhQAxzDUEpTZuEU7YNUQw5jTegCLcBGAs/s1600/Cochin%2BShipyard%2BLtd%...
by Aditya G
18 Apr 2018 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

US-2: The deal seems to have taken the shape of offsets rather than assembly, which was a stupid idea given the low volumes required of this niche aircraft. MRO and some parts manufacturing, potentially for Japanese customer as well will be great. MiG-29: IN should be pragmatic - setup those spare p...
by Aditya G
01 Apr 2018 03:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 759242

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

When commissioned Shivaliks did not have HWT. I dont know if that has been added now. This missing armament makes Shivalik a destroyer rather than a frigate imho John, can you please do a comparison of Shivaliks and Talwars. Strengths, weaknesses, pro and cons ? Sure. Design: Shivalik. While both ve...
by Aditya G
01 Apr 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 343738

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

^ I am aware of that, Sir. The discussions did happen taking it in consideration. Perhaps the abbreviation can be expanded then? The thought, i think, was to be more forceful/blunt as well as be more search engine friendly. The word "anti terrorism" encompasses "Counter terrorism&quo...
by Aditya G
04 Mar 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400564

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

In case of LoC, a lot of casualties are from Mujahid regiment, which is technically not a regiment of the Pak Army but their equiv of Territorial Army. This probably helps them hide the casualties. Paks are pastmaster in hiding casualties. There is no public record of PA losses during the Afghan war...

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