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by Vivek K
16 Jun 2019 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155230

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

This wouldn’t have happened if India had bee firm on swadeshi!! Now pay the price of the foolish policy of trying to appease all sides!
by Vivek K
14 Jun 2019 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Key Military Strategic Issues List 2017-2018-2022
Replies: 14
Views: 2970

Re: Key Military Strategic Issues List 2017-2018-2022

The biggest issue - -Spend at least 50-75% of defense budget in India - that will lead to a huge industrial base, create economic opportunities uplift millions out of poverty; -Deny outright the armed forces' request to throw money on imported toys that later are show pieces (T-72, T-90 perhaps the ...
by Vivek K
14 Jun 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757667

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

Najunamar wrote:No typo, 1 lunar day = 14 earth days.


Hmmm! Need to give out facts for dumb people like me.

Also does the rover wake up after the lunar night? Why would it die?
by Vivek K
14 Jun 2019 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757667

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

Live now: https://www.republicworld.com/livetv https://twitter.com/republic/status/1138728440935268354 Launch on July 15, 2:51 AM …….. For one full lunar day, the lander & rover will be functioning & carry out scientific experiments. ….. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D82c69PUIAElXI5?format=jp...
by Vivek K
07 Jun 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300765

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Khalsa wrote:Which is exactly where I think they are.
Engine replacement flexibility is enormous.

If we build the avionics ground up along with airframe, how is it any worse than building Tejas

It would be a good idea if India takes it over lock stock and barrel.
by Vivek K
06 Jun 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300765

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Ultimately, a decision needs to made (sooner rather than later). The AN-70 seems promising if the sellers play ball and part with EVERYTHING.
by Vivek K
06 Jun 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300765

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

If Saras had been a bigger aircraft, it could have been plugged into this requirement. Ultimately, you need to do it yourself. This is not a high end fighter that has to pass stringent requirements. India should have attempted something based on its experience with AN-12/26, C-130, Avro HS 748. This...
by Vivek K
31 May 2019 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64263

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:150 is too little. I hope this is just the first batch.


Indian MOD trying yet again to make pakodas from pee!! :rotfl:

Boss, industries are not created from peanuts. Place an order of 400 guns!
by Vivek K
23 May 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92631

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If there is a time I wanted to slap Rajdeep, now would be the time. Watching India Today live. He says "UPA has lead in the south. So, Raul Gandhi can be PM of south India". WTF. Even pakis are not this divisive. I am from the south and no one is supporting scamgrass. My fault for watchin...
by Vivek K
23 May 2019 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20072

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The people that kept the Arjun out should be pointed out and tried for treason. Call a spade a spade. Tankers will unfortunately miss the superior armor of the Arjun in battle. It is unfortunate that the T90is given the name of one of our bravest heroes - Bhishma Pitahmah!
by Vivek K
22 May 2019 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757667

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

Aditya_V wrote:Risat 2B is not some ordinary payload.

That was make believe boredom hiding pride!
by Vivek K
22 May 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757667

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

Yawn! Another textbook PSLV launch! I guess congratulations are on order.
by Vivek K
15 May 2019 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623364

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCH is better!
by Vivek K
13 May 2019 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 72691

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Verifiable dismantling of terror infrastructure and handing over off JEM, LET leaderships, plus Dawood (dead or alive) - that should be India's position. Otherwise, look for targets of opportunity in Pakistan every 6 months.
by Vivek K
10 May 2019 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20072

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Nyet!!!!!!!!!! Ack thoo!
by Vivek K
06 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 72691

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Nope - course on begging in Mandarin is mandatory!!
by Vivek K
06 May 2019 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 112688

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

abhik wrote:Why should designed and manufactured in India Dhruv have to compete against screwdriver-giri solutions? Beyond being a corporate welfare program + another avenue for paying protection money.

Totally agree. Throwing money at others only makes India weaker and not stronger.
by Vivek K
03 May 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 14166

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

Well said Ramana! With the ATV in the water and Agnis flying all around, the only missing item in India’s arsenal is the capability to develop aircraft engines!! This cannot be looked as a business case.
by Vivek K
19 Apr 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414440

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: 3807
Views: 757667

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: 3067
Views: 446957

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: 82
Views: 20072

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: 2881
Views: 544189

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: 2881
Views: 544189

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: 2881
Views: 544189

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: 2881
Views: 544189

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: 2881
Views: 544189

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: 271
Views: 64263

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: 271
Views: 64263

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: 2138
Views: 330676

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: 3040
Views: 414440

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: 3166
Views: 555653

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: 3166
Views: 555653

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: 4820
Views: 642697

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: 2716
Views: 558397

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: 3807
Views: 757667

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: 762
Views: 207667

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: 762
Views: 207667

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: 1278
Views: 292120

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: 57712

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!!

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