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by putnanja
28 Feb 2021 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224140

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I believe Rudradev and Suraj had mentioned this earlier :D Many jittery after Disha arrest After Disha Ravi’s arrest, historian Ramchandra Guha said the government was sending out a message not just to the youth but also to their parents. A cross-section of young people and their parents say the inc...
by putnanja
12 Feb 2021 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283590

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

PM Modi to dedicate Arjun tank to the nation on Sunday, Army to get 118 latest tanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be dedicating the latest version of the Arjun tank to the nation on February 14 in Chennai at the tank production facility in Avadi," officials told ANI The tank has been ful...
by putnanja
01 Feb 2021 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Is the model to scale? The antenna on top seems a bit small , more like the same one on Emb-145. Would more modules increase sensitivity and range? The Australian Wedgetail seems much bigger, but that seems to be a different design, so not a direct comparison.
by putnanja
25 Jan 2021 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 419924

Re: Military Flight Safety

Twitter reporting that weaponized ALH crashed, two army pilots in hospital , one passed away :cry: Hope the other recovers soon! Tweets below from Snehesh Alex Philip. Others reporting same too. Posted one below as he seemed to have most details. Snehesh Alex Philip @sneheshphilip Two Army pilots in...
by putnanja
23 Jan 2021 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8873
Views: 1038869

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is just the manufacturing contractor. The IPs are held by AstraZeneca and Oxford Uni. So they would be setting the prices and not SII in most cases. SII would be paid by AstraZeneca/Oxford.
by putnanja
23 Jan 2021 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884744

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The problem with US is that foggy bottom and US DoD are not always in sync. US Dept of State is filled with paki sympathizers and china-apologists. And the incoming Sec of State is no friend of India. They want us to align with them on defence while needling us through internal inteference through D...
by putnanja
22 Jan 2021 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

From Tarmak007's FB Post... And, #SP23. Pic: Deb Rana https://scontent.fhyd2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/141199633_3459917944105506_1502454115742451657_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Mu6FnY7eH5QAX9dRLee&_nc_ht=scontent.fhyd2-1.fna&oh=c1c68281d66827bb350e0b8e12c8019e&...
by putnanja
22 Jan 2021 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126771

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

From Tarmak007's FB post ...

Tejas #SP23 completes successful first flight. Piloted by HAL TP Gp Capt Rajeev Joshi (Retd). Will update if anything interesting further
by putnanja
01 Jan 2021 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Om Shanti! Your services to the nation will always be remembered!
by putnanja
22 Dec 2020 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253446

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

From Shiv Aroor's Livefist blog ... Race Heats Up To Ready Indian AIP For Scorpene Submarines ... Q. Naval Group has proposed for years to have the line build a few more Scorpene class for the Indian Navy. Break down for us whether these submarines would be different from the first six. Why hasn’t t...
by putnanja
21 Dec 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380564

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Army to test indigenous artillery system with 48-km strike range ... The 155mm/52 caliber advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is set to undergo “winter user trials” by the Army in Sikkim in January-February, which will be followed by the “mobility trials” and then the “summer trials” in May...
by putnanja
18 Dec 2020 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A320/321 will have better coverage than Netra given that A321 can support bigger radar and higher power requirements. Check out Boeing 737 based Wedgetail (E7) and other related aircrafts that Australia, Turkey and others are operating. 737-700 based E7 is smaller than A320. So A321 based AWACS shou...
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Off topic, but airlines are hurting, many are trying to consolidate. many aircrafts parked with no plans to bring them back for next year or two.

'Devastating and unrelenting' Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A321s are a good choice, they can easily stay in air for 7-8 hours and are big enough to have more power than Emb-45s. The aircraft will be pretty cheap, and servicing/maintenance will be much cheaper compared to Il-76. Especially right now, with airlines being in doldrums and many aircraft being pr...
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800306

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The few A330's Air India had were leased. They are all gone now. The B777 is too big and the 787 too new (AI will want them even after it is sold) and even Boeing has no experience modifying them for AWACS (or any military) use. Using their older B737-800's (AI Express has them) would be the best o...
by putnanja
13 Dec 2020 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1198
Views: 253446

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

What prevents scorpene from offering a much better price as they already have most of the infrastructure/logistics established for current batch of 6? Ideally would have liked another order of 6 with upgrades
by putnanja
13 Dec 2020 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884744

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is in relevance to Hindus and Bharat. Hopefully, opindia writers would start differentiating as such instead of making it a Modi issue. Blow to anti-Modi ‘Minorities under attack’ narrative as US rejects USCIRF comments accusing India of violating religious freedom of minorities https://www.op...
by putnanja
27 Nov 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217820

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

Is there any update on how Mk1A is progressing?
by putnanja
25 Nov 2020 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8873
Views: 1038869

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mod Warning : My mother was diagnosed with Covid last month. She had gone out once, to the market and that was enough ! The family physician immediately put her on Azithromycin even before the positive report. Given the situation at hospitals in kolkata we decided to go for home treatment after a d...
by putnanja
23 Nov 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 39007

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

From Tarmak007's FB post ... Modified IJT commences spin flight testing (Unedited Press Release( The indigenous Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) designed and developed by HAL to replace the ageing Kiran aircraft fleet of the IAF commenced spin flight testing in Bengaluru. The flight was piloted by HAL...
by putnanja
23 Nov 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 58140

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Surat to make fabric for uniforms of tri-services

Surat’s textile industry receives orders to manufacture 10 lakh metre of fabric for uniforms of Army, Navy and Air Force; delivery to be done by Jan 2021. Till now the fabrics were imported from China, Korea and Taiwan.

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by putnanja
20 Nov 2020 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63061

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Its extremely instructive to see how folks who loudly castigate this GOI on patriotism and loudly bemoan how India does nothing, is yet to develop decision making capability etc at the same time give a free pass to KH and JB for their prior actions, stating they are politicians and hence need not h...
by putnanja
20 Nov 2020 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2449
Views: 622299

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

IA was very clear there wasn't any cross border strikes on 18th/19th. They haven't made any statement on any strikes or not at earlier dates
by putnanja
20 Nov 2020 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63061

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Despite seeing the pandering done to Islamists, and explicit opposition to internal affairs of India like CAA/Art 370 etc, some still think these politicians will be pro-India, and want India to work extra harder to win them over. If this is not groveling, don't know what it is. Its laughable someon...
by putnanja
19 Nov 2020 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63061

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Read about Kamala Harris' rise in CA as public official. I wouldn't use her tactics as a role model for any young girl! That would be downright disgusting. There is a whole chapter on Kamala Harris' shennanigans in "Profiles in Corruption" book. Read the article fully and it has lots more ...
by putnanja
13 Nov 2020 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877259

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

After the initial hiccup, MDL is churning out subs in regular interval without any major delay. Hope this becomes another manufacturing success story like HAL Dhruv and we continue in the similar fashion for a few dozen more. True that, I wish we had placed a follow-on order for at least another 3 ...
by putnanja
09 Nov 2020 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Wow! The second most powerful officials in both the US and the UK are persons of Indian origin! (Kamala Harris and Rishi Sunak) This might be inspirational for Americans of Indian origin in US, but what's there to be proud of for India? Just because she has Indian genes, some people act as though s...
by putnanja
08 Nov 2020 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Even for China, if Biden is going to avoid confrontation like Trump did and go for negotiations, its easy for them to go easy on the Quad and other initiatives. So they really don't need India for that, or will use India more as a pawn in their negotiations with China. It will be back to status quo ...
by putnanja
08 Nov 2020 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63061

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Stop baiting other posters in this thread. You are expected to setba positive example and not a negative one. Kindly close this thread already. These America based posters forget that this is Bharat Rakshak forum and here you are supposed to write from India's national security viewpoint. But then ...
by putnanja
04 Nov 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217820

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

Does Dynamatics produce the composite skins too or is it supplied by HAL? I think the next step would be fitting in more items in the front fuselage and deliver to HAL for final integration
by putnanja
17 Oct 2020 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720143

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

China insists Indians vacate Chushul heights, India says clear Pangong north China’s insistence on India vacating its advanced positions on the south bank of Pangong Tso as a precursor to discussions on Delhi’s demand for status quo ante of April has emerged as the new sticking point in efforts to ...
by putnanja
17 Oct 2020 11:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217820

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

Tsarkar ji thats the wrong conclusion to draw from that. Only if you place orders of reasonable and sizeable quality can you enable production tool chains. Im sure you would agree it is stupid and foolish to think one can make a production chain without producing sizeable quantities. To answer this...
by putnanja
12 Oct 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720143

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I think we do hold Black Top, but not the regular IA but SFF. Its held by Tibetians and not India in a way. I know its a play on words, but I think its possibly due to not wantng to give out whole truth. It could be a bargaining chip for Chinese to go back to Apr 2020 positions. Yes, Chinese occupie...
by putnanja
11 Oct 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4215
Views: 1231201

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

More pictures of NGARM missile from twitter account of @palaksharmanews https://twitter.com/Palaksharmanews/status/1314582171957387266 Unseen images of today's 'Rudram' Anti-Radiation Missile test by @DRDO_India @nawegate @DefenceMinIndia @IndiaAheadNews https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej5VgXUVoAMf_3v?f...
by putnanja
30 Sep 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5527
Views: 1093913

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Interesting thought indeed. David ji, India has a choice of four or five weaker neighbors to pick fights with and deflect domestic attention. So Modi picked the strongest budding superpower neighbor and did "aggression" against it, at a time when that neighbor has a roaring economy and In...
by putnanja
24 Sep 2020 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877259

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Whatever happened to the mine sweepers? If I remember right, we were supposed to get some South Korean ones and that contract got cancelled too.
by putnanja
22 Sep 2020 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720143

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

India-China faceoff: Worst-case scenario becoming 'new normal' in eastern Ladakh? ... The divergences are plentiful. From preposterous Chinese requests for the Indian Army and ITBP to move its bases westward from Finger 4 at Pangong Tso to refusing to even discuss the Depsang standoff, to no acknow...
by putnanja
21 Sep 2020 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3434
Views: 877259

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Received via Whatsapp ------------------------- *FISHING IN TROUBLED WATERS - A SUBMARINER’S STORY* ...  Thanks for sharing. Very gripping tale. Reminded me of watching movie U571 where they too are diving and approaching Red line. Salute to the unsung warriors who put their life on the line everyt...
by putnanja
20 Sep 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5270
Views: 1133881

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A good write up on LUH from Ananth Krishnan

Rotor Recap: The Light Utility Helicopter story so far...

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