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by Vivek K
18 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1909
Views: 324411

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

For a plebiscite, China needs to hand over its occupied territory to India. Not happening!
by Vivek K
18 Sep 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 26076

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Was a pvt sector company involved in selling Arjuns? Without that selling to the IA will be impossible. So 1500 HP or a 2000 HP engine development will not matter. First figure out the client and their style of functioning. A little distorted though since the client was actually supposed to prefer t...
by Vivek K
17 Sep 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76676

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Tejas Mk2 news is true. LCA NAvy Mk2 is a sad story. The challenge is not technical. I will leave it at that. To add - Cmde Balaji said those in Feb '17. We're here 2 years later and Mk2 isn't ready. Wow! The air chief makes a public statement backing off from the NLCA and calling for 57 imported f...
by Vivek K
16 Sep 2019 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490484

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

The main thing here is that Pakis now understand that there is no free loading left. India will respond to aggression by state and non-state actors. Response can take any form - strike by special forces or by IAF. Perhaps the IN will also be used in the future. The Pakis will be tripped by their own...
by Vivek K
16 Sep 2019 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1909
Views: 324411

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Mob runs riot in Ghotki after Hindu teacher booked for alleged blasphemy - Sameer Mandhro GHOTKI: Law enforcers are on alert in Sindh’s District Ghotki as reports emerge of rioting and violence by a mob after a Hindu school teacher was booked on charges of blasphemy. The mob attacked a school – Sin...
by Vivek K
14 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576203

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Even better - why not IAF lease Rafales and pay a nominal sum say the price of an LCA and pay the difference only when they actually prove themselves in battle! Leasing cannot work. You’re ok paying $225 million for imported goods but when it comes to paying for local stuff - you’re playing games bu...
by Vivek K
14 Sep 2019 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3790
Views: 684676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Agree Mort! DeMo has the effect of making India behave better. So naturally it has impacted the economy. Once we learn how to walk without black money crutches, there will be ample opportunities. In the interim - turn the bureaucracy from an anti-industry group of bandits to a pro industry smart sys...
by Vivek K
14 Sep 2019 02:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3790
Views: 684676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Instead of crying politics - look at incentivising industries. Look at options to revive sick units. Instead of rewarding corrupt taxmen, reward only those bureaucrats that are successful in reviving industries. Is it better to have Kingfisher and Jet closed or working? Japan provided money at zero ...
by Vivek K
14 Sep 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576203

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan ji - not disagreeing with you. However, 3 Rafales for a squadron of LCAs does not seem a wise choice. With time, DRDO/HAL/Indian MIC will develop an Asta NG/Mk2/3/4/5.... (especially if services work them and place large orders) that would be as good or better than AMRAAM. And the addition of ...
by Vivek K
14 Sep 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576203

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

They want to maximize bang for buck. Now you'll say, what?? A limited budget should mean buy more local. Karan ji, with all due respect - how does one maximize bang with 6 times more expensive aircraft? Isn't buying Rafales exactly the opposite of maximizing "bang for buck"? Problem is wi...
by Vivek K
12 Sep 2019 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914756

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Need to get it flying soon. Can it be tested in a Jag? Or does it have to fly in Roos?
by Vivek K
12 Sep 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704392

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

So do you mean to say that Russia gets nothing out of HAL manufacturing Ka226T? Sir, with all due respect and humility, I suggest you read a little about economics.
by Vivek K
12 Sep 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

stupid question - if Aakash SAM can do the work do we need the Iron Dome or the S400? rather, why are we going for them when Aakash has the same capability? That is a "good" stupid question! Let me know when you find out the answer. I'm not holding my breath for it though. p.s. - giving o...
by Vivek K
12 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576203

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

History will not be kind to Indian Armed forces and their ad hoc, corrupt procurement practices. The list is building up - Marut, Arjun, Netra. Hopefully LCA can be successful to reverse the opinion of domestic built weaponry. IAF should have ordered 15-20 of these beauties - but then they wanted to...
by Vivek K
10 Sep 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1943
Views: 427708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Manish - maybe they can bring it to Cochin for service.
by Vivek K
09 Sep 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1909
Views: 324411

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^ Where is this from?
by Vivek K
08 Sep 2019 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704392

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Its imported - why would that apply to it?
by Vivek K
08 Sep 2019 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 302861

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

Need to get IAF under control. Replace all MiG-27 and Jags with LCAs. IAF is paying $215 million per white elephant rafale. Need to stop complaining about LCa’s price.
by Vivek K
07 Sep 2019 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

ISRO needs to send another rover urgently!!
by Vivek K
06 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Should broadcast it 24 hours to Pakis!! Mandatory watching!

But agree with Mort! Need to Tell your story before someone else tells a distorted version.
by Vivek K
05 Sep 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 302861

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

The Mk1A order is being held hostage to the Rafale order it seems. Once the additional Rafales are ordered, the order for MK1As will also be released. Seems like some personnel are acting as enemies of the state.
by Vivek K
05 Sep 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 302861

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

the source needs to be declared a traitor and denounced/shamed publicly. Why does he use anonymity? Why would anyone buy the GRIPEN (any version) when the Tejas is here? Like Ramana stated - the money stays - here, builds an industry, boosts economy, builds local skills, allows future development. M...
by Vivek K
05 Sep 2019 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

correct me if I am wrong -

On earth -
Mass of Vikram = 1471 kg
Weight of Vikram = 1471 kg x 9.81 m/s2 = 14.43 kN

On Moon
Mass of Vikram = 1471 kg
Weight of Vikram = 1471 kg x 1.622 m/s2 = 2.39 kN

For 2 m fall : Favg = 937/4 =234 N per leg.

For 5 m fall: Favg = 2389/4 = 597 N per leg.
by Vivek K
04 Sep 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503227

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

Tragic that the IAF prefers such expensive white elephants over good domestic solutions. The impact of colonialism and 200 years of slavery perhaps.
by Vivek K
04 Sep 2019 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350732

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I mean two can play at a game! The British HC in India would receive reciprocal treatment and security. Londonistan's Mayor is introducing anarchy to demo his power.
by Vivek K
04 Sep 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

This entire mission has been awesome. ISRO has demonstrated it is ready for interstellar exploration (RTG heater or not). Mort is correct. We need to watch the next steps - lander and rover. Every inch the lander moves from here on - there will be a lot of learning. The orbiter is already in position.
by Vivek K
04 Sep 2019 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1943
Views: 427708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^^^I hope you’re wrong! IN cannot afford white elephants at $250 million a pop. Rather go for NLCA!!
by Vivek K
03 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1909
Views: 324411

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

........ Here they embarked on a three-day binge, looting houses, assaulting Muslims and Hindus alike, raping men and women and stealing money from the Kashmir Treasury.


Hmmmm! Is that an admission of homosexuality? :rotfl:
by Vivek K
02 Sep 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244710

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

India should ask for a ban on Pakistani cricketers!
by Vivek K
02 Sep 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 302861

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

^^^^^^^^+10000!!! May your tribe increase.
by Vivek K
02 Sep 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1943
Views: 427708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Without fighters will these flat tops use spit balls for offence and defence? Pipe dreams?
by Vivek K
02 Sep 2019 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I mean isn’t it kind of a let down - if the rover lands as planned but is only effective for 14 earth days? Of course something is better than nothing but ISRO should have sent the rover better equipped.
by Vivek K
02 Sep 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

One layman question -
Why didn’t CY2 carry the heater? Weight? Space? Or tech barrier?
by Vivek K
01 Sep 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1909
Views: 324411

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Why doesn’t India take up Pakistani genocide in Baluchistan? India should provide moral support to all such persecuted people.
by Vivek K
30 Aug 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597614

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Well here is our own LUH - crossposting from the helo thread Harsh Vardhan Thakur LUH scales DBO and beyond, landing at J Top at >18000feet at ISA+25°C https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1167399983663857664 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDNwF8UUUAYpBon?format=jpg&name=medium Don't need the Kamov fo...
by Vivek K
30 Aug 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1983
Views: 214454

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

juvva wrote:179km x 1412km -achieved
Vs
178km x 1411km -planned

right on the mark !!!

I guess the accuracy shows that all is going well with calculations and control. Great job thus far!!
by Vivek K
30 Aug 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2367
Views: 387359

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

naird wrote:3 min vid HD quality - Walk around of a fully loaded Rafale! Absolute impeccable build and finishing ! Even weapons have gorgeous finish !

Yeah - it is imported and we all love imported toys!!
by Vivek K
30 Aug 2019 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597614

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Waste of money - unless we're buying some tech we need for our MIC.

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