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by Vivek K
25 Feb 2021 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

You're definitely not a conservationist - a very long post. I think that you're trying to give a new perspective to your earlier attacks. Did anyone say that we want a 1 ton satellite to be launched by a 100 ton payload vehicle? Did anyone say that we need to discard PSLVs because they can only laun...
by Vivek K
25 Feb 2021 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797790

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

srai wrote:As an interim, order 3 x Netra ERJ-145 Mk.1.

Makes sense while the super Netras are developed.
by Vivek K
24 Feb 2021 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Csaurabh, great to see that the upstream and downstream processes are working fine. So what I gather from your post is that the ABCs are in place. I can understand that your focus on the immediate term and the shortcomings that you are facing. And in addition to your understanding, it is inferred fr...
by Vivek K
23 Feb 2021 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

I'm sure the Americans and Russians learnt ABC first. Perhaps that is why they could write the essay? Hope you can get the analogy. Without belittling or disrespecting your accomplishments and difficulties, i would suggest that with a demonstrated capability with PSLVs and GSLV seris of launchers, ...
by Vivek K
23 Feb 2021 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Really? Glad we didn't tell that to the Americans and the Russians when they were going about developing monster rockets. No wonder we have "L"CA, "L"CH. Perhaps the reason Arjun is not getting the due orders/respect is because it is missing the "L" philosophy that is a...
by Vivek K
23 Feb 2021 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

What’s the latest about MK1 FOC deliveries?
by Vivek K
22 Feb 2021 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

What's up with MK1 deliveries? Any updattes?
by Vivek K
21 Feb 2021 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

A question for you AshishA'ji. Why would you want a starship capable of launching 100 tons into space and be reusable? It was a space race and US needed to win it. Winning it meant win on the cold war. For a generation that came out of WW2 and Korean war, winning the space race became a matter of n...
by Vivek K
17 Feb 2021 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700126

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Remember that two can play at a game. Eastern Turkmenistan (Or Xinjiang as the Han call it) and Tibet can be used in the same vein. Hong Kong is another bomb waiting to erupt. Alliances with Vietnam and others and the Quad can be pin pricks too. So better (for Chinese) to play straight with us and l...
by Vivek K
16 Feb 2021 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280815

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I don't understand why the Chinese had 200 tanks in the area while we're fiddling around.
by Vivek K
16 Feb 2021 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280815

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Weight - ground pressure of Arjun is less than the tin can. In the hills Arjun would be fine once flown there and beat the cr$p of the Chinese equipment.
by Vivek K
15 Feb 2021 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280815

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Only 118? How many T90s have been ordered?
by Vivek K
12 Feb 2021 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65810

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Can you provide any other details - name of company, web-site etc. BRFites like to dream and this twin engined HTT-40 is unobtainium. I mean it makes sense if Indians adopt personalized air transportation like the rest of the world. I suggest that you look for a thread titled Indian Aerospace or eve...
by Vivek K
12 Feb 2021 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65810

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Errr - this is the HTT-40 thread. Who is Anmol Yadav and how does he tie in to HTT-40? I would recommend posting elsewhere with more details rather than a cryptic one liner that only a select few would understand.
by Vivek K
10 Feb 2021 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609811

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

A country/judicial system that wants four eyewitnesses to the act of penetration in order to confirm rape dares accuse others! A country that imposes Jaziya on Hindus, Sikhs, destroys Hindu and Buddhist temples and converts Gurudwaras into mosques does not have the right to look down on others. With...
by Vivek K
07 Feb 2021 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135693

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

In love! What a beauty! The LCA has spawned a nascent aviation industry!
by Vivek K
06 Feb 2021 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280815

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We have been saying this in English for 20 years, such a simple economic principle does not need python!
by Vivek K
05 Feb 2021 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280815

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Great if they order 118 Arjuns! Compared with the minimum size for imports this is quite low (I will leave it at that)!
by Vivek K
05 Feb 2021 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609811

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

With the poor efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, they’re fooling themselves! The vaccine will keep Covid in Pukistan!
by Vivek K
04 Feb 2021 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Well said Admiral sir! The point is well made - there will more than a thousand (or several thousand) parts that will be stressed to infinity and beyond (to borrow a phrase) and each part has exacting standards that must be followed. So HAL needs to place orders on its suppliers and they all have de...
by Vivek K
03 Feb 2021 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Great job LCA team! Thank you for your dogged hard work in spite of existential challenges! The nation owes you! Make us proud by conquering the skies!
by Vivek K
01 Feb 2021 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 5032

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:These *EXPERTS* are what the "Induct F-21 or the IAF will be doomed onlee!!!" American apologists on BRF rely on.

Compared to the Rafale bandwagon! But IAF will hopefully decide on what is best for national security - More LCAs of course! :rotfl:
by Vivek K
01 Feb 2021 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135693

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

If this materializes, I bet IAF would also be tempted to buy a few. Stunning looks.
by Vivek K
01 Feb 2021 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135693

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Trying to make it smaller so that it doesn’t take the whole page.
by Vivek K
01 Feb 2021 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797790

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

What is the earliest estimate of getting these?
by Vivek K
29 Jan 2021 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1019
Views: 227222

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

You have it wrong!

1. Pre-trials
2. Trials
3. Post trials
4. High altitude trials
5. Desert trials
6. Trials just for the heck of trials
7. Trials because we can ask for as many as we want.
by Vivek K
29 Jan 2021 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781101

Re: Internal Security Watch

Subsequently, Sikhs *were backstabbed* by the Congress leadership when Congress agreed to a partition that resulted in a loss of vast lands and properties in Punjab. Many other political promises made to Sikhs were broken, some for understandable reasons. The whole ugly scene culminated in the cyni...
by Vivek K
29 Jan 2021 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781101

Re: Internal Security Watch

This whole episode smacks of ulterior motivations - at ChiPak's urging. MSP is used to sell the worst possible crop to the Government. No farmer sells his crop for such a low price - only the rotten one. The government has helped farmers with thousands of incentives at the cost of industrial develop...
by Vivek K
26 Jan 2021 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 418860

Re: Military Flight Safety

Om Shanti! Prayers for the departed braveheart and also for the injured pilot. God give strength to both their families.
by Vivek K
22 Jan 2021 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345656

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

Can HAL/DRDO make more prototypes quicker and have a pre-determined testing plan that the larger number of PVs could knock off quicker? Can the LCAs FCL be quickly adapted for the MK2 and will MK2 also be composite?
by Vivek K
18 Jan 2021 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671338

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Yup! Great bowling! The Aussies only understand attack.
by Vivek K
18 Jan 2021 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671338

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Natrajan can come up to 135 kmph, Siraj has a top speed rating of 148, Saini has a top speed rating of 152 and Shardul Thakur has recorded 145. So they have the speed.

9,10 and 11 were plain and simple scared of being hit. The only way to win this game is to use the same tactic on the Aussies.
by Vivek K
17 Jan 2021 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Nam- the saving is the fact most of the money goes to our own economy! Add to that the learning from actually manufacturing our own design. The hours of testing with operational squadrons would bring in so many datapoints adding to the domestic knowledge base that is priceless! So this cannot be loo...
by Vivek K
17 Jan 2021 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671338

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Seemed like the aussies bowled consistently short pitched at the body and our tail - Saini, Natarajan had no clue how to tackle this. Should India nit adopt similar tactics?
by Vivek K
16 Jan 2021 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

A lot of us want more MK1 orders as well. 83 fighters is a great order but the games to attack LCA will now start - late deliveries (perhaps caused by client requested changes), maintenance issues, spares etc. The battle is won but the war with imports still lingers. So everyone needs to do their pa...
by Vivek K
14 Jan 2021 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 763621

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India needs to shift from being a client state to a friend status. India needs to look at friendship with Nations based on national interests and not based on allowing exploitation of our defense needs. This will not happen until such time that Indian MIC is capable to deliver on requirements. Every...
by Vivek K
14 Jan 2021 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116842

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

More MK1 orders Admiral sir? Woah!! Jingo khush hua! Indranil, any update on FOC production?

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