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by Vivek K
01 Apr 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Mogambo khush hua! What a beauty!!
by Vivek K
31 Mar 2020 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Great to know. It was still an aircraft that had the benefit of years of data. This is India’s first effort ever to attempt carrier integration. They probably had set objectives that were qualified during the trials. For example - NLCA future prototypes will benefit from the first set of landings an...
by Vivek K
30 Mar 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Great accomplishment. The sortie rate is for two aircraft, right? How does it compare with say the Migs or the Harriers? The Harrier sea trials were held onboard INS Vikrant in June/July 1972. Speaking from memory the pilot made 20+ sorties in 1/2 days using a single two seater. A more comprehensiv...
by Vivek K
29 Mar 2020 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Great accomplishment. The sortie rate is for two aircraft, right? How does it compare with say the Migs or the Harriers?
by Vivek K
29 Mar 2020 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 494
Views: 75463

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

When you visit BRF in 2050, look for these threads on the front page: -Managing Pakistan's imminent collapse -Understanding the US -Terroristan-2050 -List of victims of Terrorist attacks in India -W. Bengal Union Territory-2050 You forgot to add: -MRCA Acquisition -LCA Tejas -Arjun -Kaveri -AMCA De...
by Vivek K
21 Mar 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198993

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Why do they need to be “fast tracked”? Was IN unaware of the schedule of its delivery? Will this cause higher per unit pricing and higher kickbacks?
by Vivek K
20 Mar 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Yeh dil maange more!! Need to order another 20 Mk1s ASAP. Money is no problem since IAF drags out HAL’s payments for years anyway.
by Vivek K
16 Mar 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612909

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

True - however the navy is probably looking to fulfil a mission assigned by the GOI that may include power projection perhaps away from our shores. IAF hasn’t followed a path to increase the number of refuellers. With mere 6 refuellers you probably cannot project it’s capabilities far from the coast...
by Vivek K
16 Mar 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612909

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Manish - no argument about funds for IAF and others over IAC3 but didn’t follow your point about weather restricting flying. There are similar issues on land.
by Vivek K
08 Mar 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612909

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Manish - the navy is about a) protection of the homeland - coasts b) sea denial c) force projection into enemy waters and d) capturing enemy territory. For a lot of its work (b, c and d) it operates far away from friendly shores and can face threats from enemy aircraft. A lot of this happens out of ...
by Vivek K
05 Mar 2020 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

You beat me to it IR! His contribution to Indian aviation is no less than the researchers and KH. Some day India should recognize that inspite of all obstacles, impacts to their careers - men like these believed in India and are amongst her greatest patriots.
by Vivek K
05 Mar 2020 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Second IR and Ramana. There is no substitute to learning things the hard way. No one complained when India paid 100% advance for MKIs in 1996 or so when the first deliveries of the MKIs started way behind schedule. With paltry orders, we expect fine tuned western style industrial setups - it takes t...
by Vivek K
04 Mar 2020 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198993

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Wah! You make a half baked suggestion and - I’m whining! Wah! :rotfl:
by Vivek K
04 Mar 2020 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rona dhona today is far better than getting your behind whupped in war! We have just seen a colossal waste of limited resources for 6 helos. This paltry number cannot change the course of a war or a battle. But the larger numbers of LCH could make an impact. But hey how does it matter! Have chai bis...
by Vivek K
04 Mar 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295661

Re: Iran News and Discussions

So is India’s Chabar investment wasted? Iran is showing its true colors. A nation that some in the Muslim world (Saudi Arabia, Pakistan) claim an not even being part of the Ummah is attacking India. This from a nation where millions have disappeared without explanation!!
by Vivek K
03 Mar 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198993

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Totally agree - IN should give up buying in bulk - rather order in 5s - 5 29ks, 5 Su-33s, 5 NLCA, 5 F-18, 5 F-35 (5 F-14s are kosher too), 5 Gripen Navy, 5 Rafale Navy . In this way they can counter anything - Russian/Chinese/Amreeki/Agrezi.
by Vivek K
02 Mar 2020 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198993

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

fanne wrote:I would push for F-35. Trump -2 can make it happen. 40 planes will do just fine. Even if it is costlier than Rafale (which I doubt)

Why not add some 36 Eurofighters too! IAF’s circus will not be complete without it!
by Vivek K
01 Mar 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648675

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

We’ve not heard about what the two M2ks were doing while the MKIs were handling the AMRAAMs. But Feb 27 highlighted that the MKIs with their larger radar signature need to operate with missiles/radars that can detect and take out the enemy at longer ranges. The LCA with its smaller RCS would have ca...
by Vivek K
29 Feb 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

This import of pitiful numbers at exorbitant prices is the reason India is neither taken as a serious global military power or as an economic power! Use these 6 apaches against a Chinese intrusion and see how long they last! There is so much deep rooted corruption that there is almost no hope of a p...
by Vivek K
25 Feb 2020 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180688

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I stand corrected. Which AIP systems have been proven in war?
by Vivek K
25 Feb 2020 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180688

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

This constant hankering for imports is ridiculous and must be stopped. This is a part of the import mafia drumming up support for the GOI's actions that help some motivated individuals with pilfering the nation's wealth and in exchange get us dummy systems that have a great brochure but at best work...
by Vivek K
22 Feb 2020 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228801

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

ramana wrote:Wig
Until India makes own nuke attack subs it will be a lot of cash out.

INS Kashalot ( is the name for real?)
by Vivek K
13 Feb 2020 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98165

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The man has no shame and pride in India and her engineering feats. It is remarkable he is given carte blanche to rave against world-class Indian products not tin cans. Indians need to take pride in themselves and their designs.
by Vivek K
13 Feb 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195958

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

great question - IAC-1 is a way better ship than the Vikramditya. The Russians need Indian consultants to help them build better aircraft carriers.
by Vivek K
13 Feb 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

abhik wrote:In other news it appears that we are signing the deal for SIX Apaches for the IA at $900M+. While LCH is still waiting for orders, what is the opposite of lungi dance?

Shitting in our pants.
by Vivek K
13 Feb 2020 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You can never buy friendship - works on a personal level and between nations. Ka-226 brings nothing to India and should be canceled. Build your industry, create INDIAN jobs and the world will fall in line,
by Vivek K
11 Feb 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198993

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ You never want us to build anything ourselves. We must buy from either one of your beloved nations brishit or russia. Why we should buy brishit aircraft carrier and feed their treasury? Importing importing importing... Manish - commissions from such large sales must be good. In 1857 the soldiers ...
by Vivek K
11 Feb 2020 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98165

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I have mentioned it before. DRDO should pull the rug out of this "weight" argument by making a 3 crew with autoloader version of Arjun. The whole issue is Army has not asked for it and DRDO will not do it until Army asks for it. Chicken and Egg. Since DRDO is not a arms manufacturer, it c...
by Vivek K
11 Feb 2020 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98165

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Given that the T-90s (best of the best) sent to the Tank biathlon couldn't even complete the course, leave alone compete for top 3 positions, 25% is a small price to pay. And the more important weight parameter is ground pressure. Gross weight is used for crossing bridges - bridges don't fail the fi...
by Vivek K
09 Feb 2020 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Ka-226 buys a strategic leverage. Nothing less and Nothing more. Its been the best day of my life to know that LUH has achieved IOC. We here at BR went semi-nuts the day LUH engines were started in a tethered mode inside a concrete pit. Today the little buddy has achieved IOC. Lets re-joice as ...
by Vivek K
07 Feb 2020 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Tells you why India will never be an industrial power!!
by Vivek K
06 Feb 2020 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:If everything is based on reputation and proven capability, then we should shut all RnD shops and do license manufacture only.

You mean apply polish to Foreign built systems, correct?
by Vivek K
06 Feb 2020 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IR - that’s same as Arjun’s ground pressure bring lower than T90 but being ruled as Heavy. It isn’t important that the other Helos being considered don’t have rotor folding capability. It is important for ALH doesn’t have it.
by Vivek K
04 Feb 2020 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201297

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

The beauty of the above picture is that one can see the developmental history of India's aviation MIC. From Tejas TD ---> Tejas PV ---> Tejas LSP ---> Tejas SP to now Tejas SPORT, MWF, ORCA/TEDBF, AMCA, Ghatak, Rustom-II, Wingman, etc.... How much of this would have been achieved if the life was sn...
by Vivek K
03 Feb 2020 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Dileep - hope did you conclude that the blame was being laid on the pilot? Sis that quote follow the logic. Credit and discredit must be judiciously meted out to deserving entities. That lays the foundation for an efficient system. If we only want accolades then we’re living in utopia and that is un...
by Vivek K
03 Feb 2020 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sankum - seems like there is more to the KA-226 purchase than meets the eye. Any chai wallahs know?
by Vivek K
03 Feb 2020 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Criticism and name calling are two different things. Knowing the difference is important. Hmmm - IR - have great respect for you. Please take this as not an attempt to argue or wasting bandwidth. But 3-legged cheetah, Late Combat Aircraft sound like name calling to me. The rest is an attempt to mak...

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