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by Vivek K
19 Apr 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The messaging is totally wrong - our strike package delivered a jhaapad to the Pukis deep inside their territory. They couldn’t even scratch the paint of our aircraft. When they tried the same to defend their “so called non-state attackers”, they were detected and attacked and one of the attackers w...
by Vivek K
19 Apr 2019 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725088

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

What does the Falcon Heavy have to do in the thread for "Indian Space Program: News & Discussion"?
by Vivek K
17 Apr 2019 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2896
Views: 410157

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

Time to invite Ujghur freedom fighters and to confer on them awards for their work for international peace and stability!
by Vivek K
17 Apr 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13244

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I hope the IA buys a lot of tank recovery vehicles - seeing how the T-90s performed at the Tank biathlon, they probably need to be carried back home from war. At the biathlon, the advantage of the similarities between the tincans was on display - with the lineage of the shop queen, derelict T-72s cl...
by Vivek K
17 Apr 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Some thoughts: A..... The massive A330 is still the best bet if you want a craft of that vast capability over Tibet. As also gulfstream or embrear bizjets for bringing the party to paki air space, due to dash speed and higher altitude. Turboprops like C295 make sense only if IAF wants a radar picke...
by Vivek K
17 Apr 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Couldn't agree with you more Chola. We can bring in private players and perk their interest through manufacture of such easy aircraft. India must look at mastering not only the complex bit also the mundane easy techs and mass produce these.

Let the creative manufacturing juices flow.
by Vivek K
16 Apr 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

…. Our R&D base is better applied to solutions which are denied to us or are super expensive. Space technology, nukes, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, fighter jets, EW, that is where GoI/DRDO should focus. That would be the view of a small country like Pakistan. With ...
by Vivek K
16 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

JTull wrote:While we're debating which new OEM we should pay to modify their aircraft for DRDO AEW, there are indications that Saab has delivered 3 sets of Erieye radars and other equipment to Pakis on Apr 9.

The decision to not go for 12-15 Netras will be one that India will pay for in the long run.
by Vivek K
13 Apr 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

So keep waiting for the 360 degree AWACS. This is quite pathetic planning. The 360 degrees will come when it comes, they should have gone for additional Netras. Mindblowing poor decision making.
by Vivek K
13 Apr 2019 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50527

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

So why not order 400? And where is an order for 500-1000 Arjuns? We have ordered how many Tin cans?? Is there a reason to not have the most tested tank and the most tested gun in large numbers? The colonial mindset continues! When will we think like mass producers? When will India behave like an ind...
by Vivek K
13 Apr 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50527

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Pure BS - waiting to see if the Dhanush induction can be Arjunized!!
by Vivek K
11 Apr 2019 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321049

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

Rakesh you forgot to add
Russia

RD 93 to Pukis and RD33 to India
Mi 17 to Pukis and to India
by Vivek K
08 Apr 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Pukis desperate to save H&D! IAF took their pants off by striking deep into Pak while PAF couldn’t do anything. Therefore this desperate attempt to divert from their failure and to learn more about Indian tech.
by Vivek K
04 Apr 2019 21:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2977
Views: 510902

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why? Are Indian companies not worth saving? Or should we jail all industrialists and give money away to a) farmers and b) the poor. Indian companies must be supported and saved. google IL&FS for some gyan. Don't need to. When we can give free money to people, give free power, free rice, look th...
by Vivek K
03 Apr 2019 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2977
Views: 510902

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

GoI sovereign guarantees to cover debts for what was essentially a private company?? This just doesn't sit right. Centre pays sovereign guarantees to ADB, KfW for IL&FS ..... Why? Are Indian companies not worth saving? Or should we jail all industrialists and give money away to a) farmers and b...
by Vivek K
02 Apr 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 541981

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If UPA had taken similar action after Mumbai, similar appreciation would have been accorded. Govt walks a tightrope balancing needs and demands. All of us tried to accept UPA's failure to launch. This government has established a calibrated response system where the Pukis will know the scale of resp...
by Vivek K
02 Apr 2019 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 517017

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Agree with Ramana! Stop these wild goose chases! Build your own and develop solid tacticz and local talent.
by Vivek K
01 Apr 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725088

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

PSLV-C45 launch live updates: Mission successful, all satellites placed in orbits. The PS4 of the rocket is now moving to a 485km orbit to turn into an orbital platform for three scientific instruments which will collect data for the next 6 months.
by Vivek K
31 Mar 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

It is the height of ignorance to think that India has pockets deep enough to buy equipment for IAF from phoren suppliers. The Rafale purchase will already eat the IAF‘S capex budgets for the next decade. LCA is the only way out. IAF and HaL need to work in partnership to enhance production capabili...
by Vivek K
31 Mar 2019 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

It is the height of ignorance to think that India has pockets deep enough to buy equipment for IAF from phoren suppliers. The Rafale purchase will already eat the IAF‘S capex budgets for the next decade. LCA is the only way out. IAF and HaL need to work in partnership to enhance production capabilit...
by Vivek K
30 Mar 2019 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186695

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Singha wrote:strategic moves need PM level talk, esp if as I believe this was in response to cheen attack on risat1 in 2016.

agni/K launches are routine, until agni6 comes along.

Any details of this - chicom attack on Lisat?
by Vivek K
29 Mar 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 55253

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Rahul M wrote:pray UPA-3 does not come to power or it might be named Tejpratap ! :eek:

Or Pappu!!
by Vivek K
29 Mar 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Agree with IR!! You have to tell your story and tell it as best as you can or else someone else will tell it and that will not be a fair telling.
by Vivek K
14 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Exactly. Now, instead of running helter skelter with lungis falling, task this new industry with bigger challenges and crack the whip. Become masters of your destiny instead of imitating Pakis by running around the world - phytur de de baba!
by Vivek K
14 Mar 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321049

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

Prepare or Alternatively do nothing and get ready for the defeated by northern neighbour Increase the LCA MK1 order from 40 to 100. Convert these to MK1A standard when 1A is being produced for the 83 a/c order. Double the Mk1A order to 170. Think like the Chinese to beat them at their own game - ma...
by Vivek K
11 Mar 2019 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321049

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

IAF should have insisted on the Qatari Mirages. Are they still available? Instead of additional Mig29s from Russian cold storage, I wish they would look at M2ks instead.
by Vivek K
11 Mar 2019 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321049

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

36 Rafale would form 2 squadrons. If rapid force projection is required the IAF should consider 1-2 more of squadrons. However looking at more LCA Mk1/1A and getting into the groove with MK2 development would deliver the required fleet enhancement. The less we look to phoren solutions, the more powe...
by Vivek K
11 Mar 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321049

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

When will we learn? Cannot rely on imports!! The LCA needs accelerated manufacture with perhaps private participation. MK2 development cycle needs to be in tune with ground realities and IAF needs to embed its project managers in the development team!! Believe in yourself! Stop this begging!
by Vivek K
10 Mar 2019 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

ks_sachin wrote:Do you know how the morale has got boosted?
You should listen to the retired folk.

Tell us about it please.
by Vivek K
10 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Exactly! A response dynamic has been established! This from a country that did nothing but fume in response to the Parliament attack, the Mumbai attack ......!

Narendra Modi must be given credit for setting a cost to Pakistan and to terrorists that try attacking India.
by Vivek K
10 Mar 2019 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

IAF probably has a lot of evidence regarding the F16 use - including radar signatures. So move on. But the next smack down needs to be complete.
by Vivek K
09 Mar 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

India needs to invest in a domestic MIC. And involve private players in the industry. We see that in its infancy. It is time to fund private competition to HAL and DRDO. Throw money and the best talent will also become available. But in a country where we jail industrialists and give free money to f...
by Vivek K
08 Mar 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 541981

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

East? Or west?
by Vivek K
08 Mar 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145582

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

This is not just about inventory , ... All in All this leads to conclusion Kaveri is not a choice any longer it neeeds to be done at all cost ......sanction or not. It was never a choice! Kaveri is almost synonymous with national security! That it is in such poor shape is a reminder of our sad stra...
by Vivek K
05 Mar 2019 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Rakesh wrote:..........What a lifafa piece! Ack Thooo!!!!

........

Second that Admiral!!!!! :rotfl:
by Vivek K
04 Mar 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Based on this outcome I feel we missed a step by not working on an improved Mig-21 - look at lower landing speeds with canards, modified air intakes, owning the design with CFD, look at mating with a western engine before starting with the LCA. You are being a Prof Prodyut Das. I would suggest you ...
by Vivek K
04 Mar 2019 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388764

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Based on this outcome I feel we missed a step by not working on an improved Mig-21 - look at lower landing speeds with canards, modified air intakes, owning the design with CFD, look at mating with a western engine before starting with the LCA.
by Vivek K
27 Feb 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129448

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Why do Indians stop to look at approval all the time? Who cares? This is war. Time to unleash the dogs - doesn’t matter how you got here! Play to win!!
by Vivek K
27 Feb 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129448

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Just for info from our side, until more details comes. https://twitter.com/reachanshul/status/1100699103355256832 He says, Pak F16 was downed by a Su30. So it seems that India remains the only one telling the truth while Pakistan is dishing out propaganda! I wish IAF would provide camera footage of...

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