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by Katare
15 Aug 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 579
Views: 43413

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey, was the only secular Muslim majority country but that has changed under Erdogans disastrous rule. Turkey has completed the u turn to become a full fledged terrorist loving Islamic republic. It is now being treated like what it has chosen to become. All rogue states have great patronage from ...
by Katare
15 Aug 2018 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 576
Views: 33171

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

why there is no/limited media coverage if Pakistani generals and colonels are being slaughtered in Ghazni ??
by Katare
13 Aug 2018 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2713
Views: 271819

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

There is truth in your line of thinking but with that said we need to remember that everyone knows that labor cost is low in India but productivity is also low. Add the small foot print and dependence on foreign firm for expertise and certification and you endup with usually more expensive product/s...
by Katare
08 Aug 2018 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafael has 5 wet pylons which could provide it very long range but i don’t think they’ll all be used togather very often but if needed you have the flexibility and the reach. My point is that it can play the role of a heavy fighter but it doesn’t mean that it can replace the heavies.
by Katare
07 Aug 2018 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

One has to be a moron to compare transporters to fighters in this way but you sure can compare endurance of two fighters by comparing excess dead weight each carries. Now by no means did i suggest this is the only factor that would impact range or performance but it sure is one of the most important...
by Katare
06 Aug 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

What is the significance of painting a symbol that looks like a target on once’s own assets. A round symbol looks the same from any aspect and any angle making recognition easier during dogfights with planes maneuvering like crazy and incorrect identification having fatal consequences. A lot of ope...
by Katare
06 Aug 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Austin wrote:Against which type of target manouvering or non manouvering ? If it is non manouvering then I can believe it


Austin,
These are brochure claims so need to be taken with a lot of caveats.
by Katare
06 Aug 2018 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Btw, these rafales are being compared with the MKI that was inducted 20 years ago, let us see how much of this holds true after the MKI is upgraded, which would be a better Com parison. For instance, if the MKI is plumbed to carry 2000 liter efts like the su35, I doubt range would be anywhere near ...
by Katare
06 Aug 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Kinemetics NEZ claim of 150 km for Meteor is ridiculious , the nez of python-5 and derby-er which have more sophisticated sensor and manoiveribility does not exceed 30km against a manouvverable fighter The 150 km nez would be against non manouvering target like cruise missile or helicopter Wasn’t A...
by Katare
06 Aug 2018 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Quick numeric analysis- MKI is 80% heavier than Rafale when empty - 10t to 18 ton MKI lifts 55% more in all up weight than Rafale - 24.5 t to 38 ton MKI lifts 38% more payload (fuel+weapons) than Rafael - 14.5 tons to 20 tons So MKI lugs around 2.5 tons on extra dead body weight as compared to Rafal...
by Katare
05 Aug 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Thanks guys! Is there any other airforce besides IAF and French AF that uses these roundels? What is the significance of painting a symbol that looks like a target on once’s own assets.
by Katare
05 Aug 2018 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 533930

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wow, three type of 155mm artillery guns getting delivered to army within the same quarter is simply amazing!!
by Katare
05 Aug 2018 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It was pretty surprising to me too admiral saar, but again he used a term “radius of action” without quite qualifying it so not sure what it means.
by Katare
05 Aug 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^ yes, its all over the BS monitor. Range is more than the MKI, yeah right - with what kind of load and fuel carriage I wonder. Actually it is correct as per the discussion in the attached video. The points raised by IAF air marshal were- 1) Rafael has 1.5x action radius (whatever that means) of Su...
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

IR, after the down select....only the Rafale and Typhoon were left. Since the MMRCA selection was clean, either one - Rafale or Typhoon - would have been expensive. What other choice was there? As I said earlier, I think MMRCA selection was clean. But, there is a saying, jitna bada chaddar, utna hi...
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Now that is new, fresh and original thought Austin!!!
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 388994

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Dont expect Budget Hike “One-third of national capital budget already goes to military” says MoD I just checked the official budget numbers. Defense expenditure is 9% of the total budget. Total capital expenditure is over 7+ lakh corer so capital expenditure in defense is more like a fifth ofcthe t...
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafale is not expensive we just don’t spend enough on defense.

If we spend even 2.5% of our gdp on defense, Rafale will be affordable. Indian gdp in dollar terms is bigger or atleast as big as France but growing three times as fast. We can afford good stuff....
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137579

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafale is not expensive we just don’t spend enough on defense.

If we spend even 2.5% of our gdp on defense, Rafale will be affordable. Indian gdp in dollar terms is bigger or atleast as big as France but growing three times as fast. We can afford good stuff....
by Katare
03 Aug 2018 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371348

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

ADE has put up a tender for WT model of flying wing UAV with wingspan 5.0m, length 4.0m and height 0.631m. Which one might that be..? Any bright ideas..? Ghatak..? More details of Ghatak TD (Swift) have come out. Weighs around 1000 kg. So, it going to be powered by the 36 MT or Manik. Ghatak will u...
by Katare
30 Jul 2018 06:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 576
Views: 33171

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

From "holding hands" to "touching hands" to "keep your hands to yourself" progression. Missing is a photo with Sita White - "all hands on deck". With Sita White it was "No hands" "All hands on deck" was with Wasim Akram per Reham Khan. Is ...
by Katare
28 Jul 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 189550

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Imran explained that the lubricant and the metal cases were used together for life of me, I can't figure this out!! This is way more f'pped up than I thought. I am no babe in the woods on these matters but it's beyond my comprehension, :(( :rotfl: Katare Ji : The metal cases were greased with the l...
by Katare
27 Jul 2018 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 189550

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Imran explained that the lubricant and the metal cases were used together

for life of me, I can't figure this out!! This is way more f'pped up than I thought. I am no babe in the woods on these matters but it's beyond my comprehension,

:(( :rotfl:
by Katare
24 Jul 2018 01:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194343

Re: India's Power Sector

it's other way, per capita income should rise faster than the cost of electricity to make it more affordable for masses.
by Katare
19 Jul 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4276
Views: 165859

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Chetak, From what i can gather from the article is that mining and export of those sands are legal mining and export activities and have nothing to with Thorium. Thorium is discarded as muddy residue while refining for rare earth metal those ores. The news is about corruption by officials or a psu w...
by Katare
19 Jul 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400299

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What are the main changes besides AESA radar in place of a mechanical one? Some maintenance improvements, a EW suit and a self protection jammer. How can this list ( + whatever else there is) can add almost 2X of the entire mk1 cost. Mk1 = Rs 160 corer Mk1a = mk1 + upgrades Mk1a= Rs 400 corer 400 co...
by Katare
19 Jul 2018 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400299

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Larger and more frequent orders is the only way to reduce the prices in long term. 20+20+83 is not big enough to expect F16 type economy of scale.

Still a jump from Rs 162 corer to Rs 400 corer seems crazy!! I guess HAL is learning from the best in the business ——-Russia
by Katare
17 Jul 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1953
Views: 218493

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

They give money only when the country agrees to their conditions which ensures that situation would improve enough to keep it afloat and pay back IMF. IMF conditions are almost always extremely hard to implement for political reasons but they are good for the economy. IMF loans are very short term l...
by Katare
16 Jul 2018 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1953
Views: 218493

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Default is a great deal more common than most people think. Nobody files for bankruptcy and nobody seizes assets in lieu of sovereign debt in the common understanding of seizure. Debt ends up being restructured and if not so, lenders stop lending. That's all. The Chinese are and will remain toothle...
by Katare
13 Jul 2018 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1832
Views: 277378

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Did anyone find the original Brooking's Institute report on poverty that these articles are quoting from?
by Katare
12 Jul 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1953
Views: 218493

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

If Pakis play the Chinese every Obar country is going to play them. At some time China will have to show it can enforce its debt collection. Debts always get paid unless the borrowing country files for bankruptcy. Pakis will have to hand over the assets like Sri Lankans did to pay for the debts. Ch...
by Katare
10 Jul 2018 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350958

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ Never claimed it was a 'definitive' source, just one that I am familiar with. Perhaps you could post 'definitive' sources of your own that present the opposite viewpoint? Meanwhile, it is not easy to find a truly reliable source online for the 1947 war. I am working on it, will post references wh...
by Katare
10 Jul 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350958

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^ Katare sa'ab post the links and/or excerpts as it will make it easy for members to go through the original sources and draw their conclusions. Plus, if possible do post some additional references that support the "claims" being made in the "Nehru’s letters/communications". Ka...
by Katare
09 Jul 2018 07:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194343

Re: India's Power Sector

Fuel! Imported reactors come with assured fuel supplies for entire life of the reactor.
by Katare
09 Jul 2018 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4276
Views: 165859

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Why would anyone smuggle out thorium sands while it is freely available all over the world. What would people do with it anyhow ? Good export opportunity for India.
by Katare
09 Jul 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350958

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

If you read Nehru’s letters/communications during that period related to Kashmir issue you find a very interesting change of tone. During initial phase Nehru is all fire and brimstone, he gets even more fired up when Indian army starts to win spectacularly and hopes he’ll have all of the Kashmir in ...
by Katare
08 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24897

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Increased Interoperability with America = Increased Dependence upon America Who on this forum wants this? It is a simple black and white question! https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/1012596099675238400?s=21 —> The gradual strategic emasculation of Britain in the post-World War 2 period should be s...

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