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by Vivek K
20 Jan 2018 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Basically - nothing is easy. Like Kennedy said - we choose to do it not because it is easy, but because it is hard! Every oil leak, every delay in producing LCA teaches us invaluable lessons in trouble shooting, improving processes. Laugh not at HAL for ye laugh at yourselves! Pray that they accompl...
by Vivek K
14 Jan 2018 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

LCA is the last chance for self reliance, for Indian dreams to flourish, for Indian children to stay home and work to enrich the country than to go abroad and work for the benefit of others.
by Vivek K
14 Jan 2018 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3556
Views: 243474

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Indranil wrote:
Philip wrote:That's what Rakesh Sharma told us a decade ago ( gun trials being the most difficult) when we were gung-ho about the LCA when he was one of its test pilots!

How could Rakesh Sharma ji have been a test pilot of LCA?

That’s an alternate fact!!
by Vivek K
12 Jan 2018 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4067
Views: 559743

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

This episode gives more credence to the third boat in water conjecture. GOI’s bravado stemmed from confidence of abilities.
by Vivek K
11 Jan 2018 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3146
Views: 235399

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Prem wrote:Brit Tank looks rugged and functional and not that glossy
Image

And too heavy for us girls!!
by Vivek K
10 Jan 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I would believe srai’s Version. ADA was at the table pleading their case with the IN making the case for imports. The decision went against ADA.
by Vivek K
09 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So finally we are getting our feet back on the ground. Also India/IAF have decades of experience with imports and I suspect that Roosi and French hardball have made them look afresh at ghar ki murgi or murga. There is simply no other option without bankruptcy and leading to decreased security. The n...
by Vivek K
09 Jan 2018 12:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2736
Views: 192549

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Disha, if someone else is doing things poorly, does it excuse my poor grade? Can I go back to my parents and say it is ok I am failing because the neighbour's child failed as well?

No that is not correct. We have limited resources and they should be used better. Don't we have performance warranties?
by Vivek K
09 Jan 2018 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:Vivek K Could be others read BRF and write?

The PV 5 flying would be a big boost to LCA production as that qualifies the 1/2 line.

Quite possible. That is why we need to project a more swadeshi line to boost national defense and economic security.
by Vivek K
08 Jan 2018 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/950029992112439296 ---> Others are realizing that building the HAL Tejas in large numbers is the only realistic option to rebuild and/or enhance squadron strength and grow the domestic aerospace industry. It is also an admission that the single-engine tender will...
by Vivek K
08 Jan 2018 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Remarkable aircraft. IAF would do well to make use of it in large numbers.
by Vivek K
07 Jan 2018 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137645

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

DRDO would be stupid to get into the tank business again. The tank biathlon representation change shows the mindset. Chola, weep is the right word. Be inspired and then at the last moment the corrupt come forth and nix indigenous development. So inspiration will only lead to frustration unless the m...
by Vivek K
02 Jan 2018 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^ pie in the sky dreams are easy mental stimulant but of no consequence. Export only possible after 120 a/c IAF order fullfilled, guess when Phillips saar? Now even if India has to export 20 A/C before fulfilling iaf needs it would be for very stategic compulsions (say Lanka, BD or Vietnam ), cos...
by Vivek K
01 Jan 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

[The MK-1 was never under powered till the NLCA was designed. IN was looking at a MK-2 development which caught IAF’s attention.! So if IAF didn't need more thrust, which was supposedly the main drawback of the mk1, why are folks now clamoring for the mk2 for IAF¿ Because the IAF is looking for an ...
by Vivek K
01 Jan 2018 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The LCA has been funded for 3 decades+.When it was found that weight was an issue and a MK-2 was needed which the IAF was gung-ho about, saying it would meet all its requirements, a swift decision to start building the MK-2 prototype with the F-414 engine should've started.Funding? We've been fundi...
by Vivek K
01 Jan 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3849
Views: 376206

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Mod note - Deleted. Unacceptable language. Please chose words with care and don't be so trigger happy while posting.
by Vivek K
30 Dec 2017 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 445159

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:There is some hugely positive news on the AWACS front as well. Will keep it for later. ;)
That will give us indigestion! Have mercy and tell us what the news is please!
by Vivek K
29 Dec 2017 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3736
Views: 577104

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Great news, can the paanwalla bribe the chaiwalla to get some more news!
by Vivek K
27 Dec 2017 07:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265137

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Well said hakim ji. A nation of our size must possess capabilities in every segment.
by Vivek K
22 Dec 2017 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

At its peak IAF probably flew 800 - 1200 Mig-21 aircraft. . I have been following the IAF for 50 plus years. I have never come across this figure. Ever. Even the entire IAF has never had so many fighters at any given time http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/maharashtra/nasik/98-hal-pragati-museum.html T...
by Vivek K
20 Dec 2017 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122727

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Was the 80s offer about TOT or lease/sale? " It was accepted in principle by the government and was only actively revived in 1980 after the return of Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister, when offers were made at the level of the Soviet defence minister, Marshal D.F. Ustinov and Admiral S.G. Gorshko...
by Vivek K
19 Dec 2017 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

About 170+ 27s were in service at one time, I think.
by Vivek K
19 Dec 2017 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3736
Views: 577104

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

And due to the delay the aircraft get older.
by Vivek K
16 Dec 2017 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Amazing video Hakim ji! But Wing Commander Rathore says something that is the procurement mafia (and pimps') nightmare. He stresses the importance of tactics stating that we cannot buy new or upgrade all the time. But we can defeat the enemy with better tactics. That was the USAF's experience when f...
by Vivek K
15 Dec 2017 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Aam khao miyaan, guthli kyon ginte ho? Somebody wants to build an ASRAAM in India.

At the other end, what would it take to change MRSAM to long range AWAC-killer?

Bhai jaan - Maaf karna, bilkul unpad hain, isi liye jaan to lein ki aam kha rahe hain ya pathar!! Great news.
by Vivek K
15 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Simple English translation for us lay men please?
by Vivek K
15 Dec 2017 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Ramana sir and Rakesh,
SP-5 should join before Christmas.

By April of next year, IAF should have 10 LCAs.

Admiral - now can we have that mithai?
by Vivek K
15 Dec 2017 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2773
Views: 436859

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Gagan, If I recall K-4 testing was supposed to be one more before being declared operational. So could be pontoon. Edited : Ramana garu, chaiwala says its K4 from arihaant , another test for K5planned Q1 2018. Also Chaiwala says we have three boats in water right now. Total guess work (Take it FWIW...
by Vivek K
14 Dec 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What is the question here - is Nam saying that LCA is not as good as Mig-21 because the wings are not strengthened to carry drop tanks on outer pylons? srai has provided a good response. As operational convention is finalized, the wings can be optimized downwards for weight savings. If this addition...
by Vivek K
14 Dec 2017 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3136
Views: 318159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Kamov should be bought either for - a) utility to the armed forces or b) for geopolitical reasons. If it does not fit either, then the deal needs to be scrapped, the Russophiles on this board notwithstanding.
by Vivek K
13 Dec 2017 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529329

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think it has become fashionable to disparage Russian-ware here. It's like preaching to a choir. Anybody wants to see how the TFTA Western-ware fare without those TFTA maintenance packages? Sometimes, they don't fare well at TFTA prices. Green pine anyone? Anybody letting us modify the aircrafts, ...
by Vivek K
12 Dec 2017 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325182

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Modi's Make in India just saved Rs 1 lakh crore in defence sector. Here's how http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/make-in-india-initiative-defence-ministry-drdo-modi/1/1102047.html Highlights 1 Make in India initiative has helped defence ministry save more than Rs 1 lakh crore. 2 The money will now ...
by Vivek K
12 Dec 2017 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

And with the Phalcons, Indian fighters will get a lock on PAF fighters the moment they take off from their bases. With secure data links the fighters will then rain fire on PAF.
by Vivek K
12 Dec 2017 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122727

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Hmm so if this is the Arighat, where is the Aridhaman? Already in the water? Can one tell the difference between the Arihant and the Aridhaman visually?
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This is relevant to the LCA. This is why MP says they bought the Rafale "Pakistan had only about 20 km range ... due to which they remained away," he said. However, between 1999 and 2014, Pakistan acquired a capacity of 100 km range whereas India had upgraded its BVR up to 60 km on SU30, ...
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529329

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yup - enjoy the nautanki for another decade.
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

One must never sweep the truth under the carpet.That leads to false expectations and fudging results.Ultimately the force and nation pay for it. IN any case it's two years old,much water has flown under the bridge,but statements made IAF top brass and give us a fuller picture of the issues involved...
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122727

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Can the Akulas be taken to war under the terms of the lease?
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529329

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

By the time this acquisition is complete, HAL's IMRH will be flying. So take out the popcorn and enjoy the show.
by Vivek K
11 Dec 2017 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3237
Views: 405537

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't think AM is critical. What he says is right - HAL has not manufactured (dunno about HAWK and SU30MKI) planes where parts can be interchanged. Hawk was touted as teaching HAL 'modern' manufacturing capability. I do not know what it is - perhaps this. LCA is using parts that do not differ by ...

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