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by putnanja
10 Oct 2018 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3526
Views: 411648

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Army wants to change the way it fights enemies The way India fights its enemies could change with Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) comprising critical elements such as artillery, mechanised infantry, armour, signals and air support likely to replace the current somewhat, antiquated structures,...
by putnanja
06 Oct 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3668
Views: 482299

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Whats the latest on LUH? No news for a long time.
by putnanja
03 Oct 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4262
Views: 696211

Re: Small Arms Thread

AK103 is mainly for CI ops and RR, as they have found INSAS 5.56 unsuitable for that role. Even earlier, they had imported thousands of AK47s for CI ops in J&K and NE. The Sig 7.62 is a bit confusing, as it wouldn't make sense to have around 75k of these, and another 2 lakh+ of a different type ...
by putnanja
30 Sep 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4262
Views: 696211

Re: Small Arms Thread

Even the Korean embassy has sent a complaint to the MoD about their company being disqualified from trials even after satisfying all requirement.
by putnanja
24 Sep 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3068
Views: 564795

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

Today, all the GPS navigation modules you find in smart phones, navigation systems in cars etc are programmed to look up the GPS constellation of USA, get the co-ordinates and determine your position. Now, with the launch of this module, device manufacturers can include it in their devices to get l...
by putnanja
22 Sep 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3068
Views: 564795

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

Can you please explain. What does the 'GPS module ' 'mean for the common person? Today, all the GPS navigation modules you find in smart phones, navigation systems in cars etc are programmed to look up the GPS constellation of USA, get the co-ordinates and determine your position. Now, with the lau...
by putnanja
10 Sep 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Air to air fuel transfer took place today for Tejas for the first time, as per Tarmak007 on facebook ! Great going! Tarmak007 38 mins · #TejasFOCUpdate Fuel transfer from IL-78 to #Tejas is a reality now. After dry contact trials couple of days back, 1st ever air-to-air refuelling has undertaken tod...
by putnanja
09 Sep 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4262
Views: 696211

Re: Small Arms Thread

Based on comparions b/w 5.56X45 and 7.62X39 , there is not much difference b/w them, and at higher ranges, 5.56 is slightly better. Why is IA going in for 7.62X39 for its new rifles? Is there any specific advantages of 7.62X39 that is missing in most comparisons online? Ak103 is 7.62 x 39 I know, t...
by putnanja
09 Sep 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4262
Views: 696211

Re: Small Arms Thread

Based on comparions b/w 5.56X45 and 7.62X39, there is not much difference b/w them, and at higher ranges, 5.56 is slightly better. Why is IA going in for 7.62X39 for its new rifles? Is there any specific advantages of 7.62X39 that is missing in most comparisons online?
by putnanja
05 Sep 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247454

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A new book on the going-ons in White House, and it doesn't look good on Trump. New book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency Aides routinely stole documents off President Trump’s desk. Military leaders ignored the president’s orders. And the backstabbing went both ways. A forthcoming ...
by putnanja
17 Aug 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 591
Views: 46890

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

US threatens new Turkey sanctions unless jailed pastor released https://www.rt.com/usa/436142-mnuchin-new-turkey-sanctions/ "Trump also complained about Ankara’s ingratitude in light of the fact that he had secured the release of an imprisoned Turkish national from a country he did not name .&...
by putnanja
15 Jul 2018 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3068
Views: 564795

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO tests higher-thrust Vikas engine, but unfortunately, the press release gives no technical parameters. Not even how much better it is than the current version. Successful Qualification of High Thrust Vikas Engine Today (July 15, 2018), a high thrust version of the Vikas Engine was successfully q...
by putnanja
05 Jul 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 196670

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Falijee wrote:Paki City, La-Whore Makes It To CNN ( for the wrong reasons :D )

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Does it look like old temple or some other ruins in the sinkhole? Pillars, beam above it etc are clearly visible.
by putnanja
19 Jun 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From Tejas-LCA FB post ... LCA Tejas Programme achieves another accomplishment: The Tejas programme achieved a rare distinction by completing 4000 Successful Test Flights today. All the flight tests and aircraft instrumentation related activities are planned, coordinated and executed by the National...
by putnanja
14 Jun 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 304097

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

Indian Air Force Doesn’t Plan to Add More Sukhoi 30 MKI in its Inventory Sources of government told Mail Today, “The Russians along with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which assembles the planes in India, have offered to sell 40 more of these planes to the Air Force but the Air Force does...
by putnanja
30 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3325
Views: 317665

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

There were reports that the recent chairman was promoting people of his own community and region and was more intent on his own PR, and left things in shambles.
by putnanja
22 May 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68746

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Looks like Canada hasn't given up its anti-India mindset yet. Still not approving visas for ex-Indian army personnel! Check out the twitter/FB post below: https://t.co/zIu9dEmeZk Lt.General K.S.Rao - Since you have served the Indian Army, we will do our best to help you. However, the final decision ...
by putnanja
18 May 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 161441

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Post upgradation Tejas’ Mark-2 to become a medium weight fighter Aeronautical Development Agency, the design agency of the indigenous fighter aircraft programme, has finalised the systems and is looking to freeze the design of the medium weight fighter in a couple of months, a top scientist told ET...
by putnanja
27 Apr 2018 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From LCA Tejas FB Page #LCATejas LSP-7 Fires a Derby BVR Missile. The Missile Achieves Full Operational Capability leading to an important element for FOC of Tejas. 27th April 2018 LCA Tejas LSP-7 (KH-2017) successfully fired a Derby BVR missile from the western coast of the country while taking off...
by putnanja
06 Apr 2018 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 161441

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

With respect to the AF version, they will elongate the MLGs slightly. That will allow them to carry LGBs on the centerline pylon. Other than that, I have not read or heard about any change. Why do they need to change the LGs? The MLG is covered using two doors. One in the front which is open when t...
by putnanja
05 Apr 2018 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3226
Views: 374110

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

India working on developing an advanced medium combat aircraft India is planning to launch a programme to develop a stealth fighter named Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), according to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, she said the feasibi...
by putnanja
28 Mar 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247454

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Great post Rudradev. As Kati has mentioned, China is already spreading its diaspora far and wide so that it has better influence. While the earlier expansions were through war, pillage and loot, mostly under the flag of church & islam, now its more of knowledge based expansions. If more Indians ...
by putnanja
22 Mar 2018 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From LCA-Tejas FB page Expanding the operational flight envelope through flight flutter test with combination of all stores, has been incremental and cautionary over the years. This approach has yielded in a clean safety record in Tejas Development flight testing. PV-3 (KH-2005), one of prototype ve...
by putnanja
19 Mar 2018 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

There was never any problem with any missiles other than the Python 5. All those fins in the front did not jive well with the wing. Python5 in its current form will not be integrated with Tejas. There is a lot of brouhaha about ASRAAM. I have not heard of it. Astra is planned to be integrated. That...
by putnanja
13 Mar 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353426

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

C17s from IAF land at Tuting ALG in Arunachal Pradesh for 1st time From Anantha Krishnan's @writetake twitter feed Anantha Krishnan M ✈ ‏ @writetake 2m2 minutes ago More pix of C 17 Globemaster of #IAF carrying out a historic landing at Tuting advanced landing ground amidst the hills of Arunachal Pr...
by putnanja
13 Mar 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From Ananthkrishnan's twitter feed @writetake

✈Anantha Krishnan M ✈


@writetake
4m4 minutes ago

8 flying. 12 more to come from the IOC basket. Here's #Tejas SP8 after its 33-min maiden flight in #Bangalore. @akananth

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by putnanja
13 Mar 2018 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

SP-8 performed first flight today! From LCA - Tejas FB post ... LCA Tejas SP-8 (LA-5008) successfully flew for the first time today taking off at 1542 hrs from HAL Airport in Bengaluru and landing back at 1615 hrs. SP-8 flew for 32 mins with the experienced Gp. Capt. KK Venugopal (Retd) on the contr...
by putnanja
01 Mar 2018 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Good omen will be HAL announcing the third production line for 3jas. No, the line needs to move faster. https://www.wired.com/2016/09/boeing-builds-737-just-nine-days/ One needs to remember that this is for assembly only. Almost all parts have a lead time of 1-2 years. Once all the parts arrive at ...
by putnanja
28 Feb 2018 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68746

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Indian Govt was denied access to guest list for Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s reception ... Amidst questions over invitation of Khalistani terrorist for Justin Trudeau’s reception in India, reports have emerged that the Indian Government authority was also denied access to the guest list, reports CTV ...
by putnanja
27 Feb 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From Tarmak007's FB post ... Hot refueling on Tejas successful (Unedited release) Inching close to Final Operational Clearance (FOC), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited carried out a hot refueling on indigenous Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas followed by a sortie at HAL airport, Bengaluru yesterday. The syst...
by putnanja
27 Feb 2018 07:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2373
Views: 369407

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The media is trying to create a mood of gloom and doom, but I don't see that happening on the ground. Air travel is growing at more than 15% for last 2-3 years with smaller tier-2 cities driving growth. Real estate has bounced back and prices have increased in last six months, at least in South Indi...
by putnanja
26 Feb 2018 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 161441

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Is there any plans to move the undercarraige outwards so that it frees up more space for fuel in the center wingbox in Mk-II?
by putnanja
25 Feb 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68746

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

JT was provided every protocol by the book. There was no snub diplomatically. The PM breaks the protocol only for close friends of India. There are multiple foreign visits by various leaders of the world, but protocol is broken only for a few. The ASEAN leaders arrived during republic day celebratio...
by putnanja
23 Feb 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573126

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

"The IAF’s persistent misgivings over the questionable capabilities of the Tejas Mk1 were echoed by India’s CAG, which revealed in May 2015 that LCA pilots were “vulnerable” to 7.62 mm rounds fired at the front end of the platform. " The above quote is from Janes by Rahul Bedi . What does...
by putnanja
22 Feb 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3089
Views: 396805

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Why India, Pakistan follow the 'no war, no peace' motto at the Line of Control ... The tarpaulins were ripped off the man portable artillery: scope-mounted heavy sniping rifles, each firing a TV remote-sized bullet designed to explode inside an enemy bunker. Shoulder-fired rocket launchers, shootin...
by putnanja
19 Feb 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3226
Views: 374110

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://www.ada.gov.in/currentdocs/EOI%20for%20Manufacture%20of%20NGTD.pdf ADA/COM/IND/EOI/NGTD/2017-2018/SU Date: 16/02/2018 Aeronautical Development Agency is an autonomous Body setup under Ministry of Defence, Governmentof India for research and development of Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (L...
by putnanja
08 Feb 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3089
Views: 396805

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Not to mention that Shukla has a visceral hatred of Modi/BJP. So like other anti-Modi folks, they have become anti-India too, if it can paint Modi in bad light. So no surprises there.
by putnanja
02 Feb 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353426

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Unfortunately, ADE doesn't have a good track record of completing any project. Lakshya was the only one that sucessfully made it to induction.
by putnanja
02 Feb 2018 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2373
Views: 369407

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Even in US, doesn't one have to pay 15% LTCG on shares held? I believe many countries have similar rates, and I don't know why it will affect only Indian investment
by putnanja
01 Feb 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3668
Views: 482299

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The development of indigenous AFCS is a HAL funded project and would replace the high value imported system, HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju said. "The AFCS is a digital four axis flight control system capable of performing control and stability augmentation function and auto-pilot modes of helicopters...

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