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by VikramS
23 Oct 2020 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023018

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There's a report that entire missile was recovered from sea so they'll be able to do extremely good failure analysis. Impossible. 1. If a self-destruct button was used, missile won't be in one piece even before it hits the water. 2. If a self-destruct button was not used, the missile will be in tho...
by VikramS
13 Oct 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023018

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am glad that they are rushing things out faster. As long as the test missiles are properly instrumented even a few minutes of flight provide truly valuable input and validate various sub-systems. Trying to create the perfect system with 99% success probability takes much longer than one with 90% s...
by VikramS
10 Oct 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023018

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is using a Trapeze Launcher https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/lau-141.htm Looks like there was a small time gap between the disengagement of the front and the back connection point. It may have even be intentional to orient the head of the missile downwards. But the missile did self-stab...
by VikramS
10 Oct 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023018

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Range is not useful without speed and manoeuvrability. How manoeuvrable is ngarm ? The dual pulse motor should be a dead giveaway for the role it is intended for. Besides AWACS are just sluggish commercial aircrafts bogged down with additional equipment. Not much energy required by the missile in e...
by VikramS
06 Oct 2020 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706827

Re: Understanding the US - Again

On another note, someone pointed out this months old tweet which I don’t know if we missed here tweet Ro Khanna @RoKhanna US House candidate, CA-17 I am so grateful to everyone for our victory tonight. We are exceeding our 2018 totals, beating Ritesh Tandon who ran on Islamophobia and right wing na...
by VikramS
05 Oct 2020 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

One thing to consider is that R73's can be launched at a very high off-boresight angle. Even as high as 90 degrees. The same is likely not true for the R77 because the beam angle of the Kopyo in the Mig21 nosecone is likely not as wide. An IR lock is much harder to break and jam, especially if you ...
by VikramS
02 Oct 2020 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1311904192395702272 Chinese propoganda posted this photo to depict launchers positioned by PLA . After they realised that the curved shape of launchers gave away the fact that they are inflated baloons painted over they have now removed this photo. https://p...
by VikramS
01 Oct 2020 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

1. Cartographic: India's long term goal should be to restore India-China relationship to what it was historically. Not neighbors. This means demilitarized zone (Tibet) separating India and China. 2. Geo-Strategic: India also needs to limit Chinese delusion of the world revolving round China; China t...
by VikramS
30 Sep 2020 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023018

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

When it comes to unmanned equipment (eg: cruise missiles) the risk/cost of an imperfect product is low. If the weapon hits its target within the CEP it is clearly a positive. If it does not you at least learn how it worked and where it failed; you can think of the use of these as testing in a produc...
by VikramS
30 Sep 2020 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724641

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6480366/

Interesting paper on detection of UAVs.

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is showing how armed drones can become the edge of the spear to take out enemy Air Defenses.
by VikramS
25 Sep 2020 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

From "The Print" - https://theprint.in/defence/indian-soldiers-at-lac-have-go-ahead-to-open-fire-in-self-defence-india-tells-china/509939/ Talking about Depsang Plains, one of the flashpoints in Ladakh, the sources said the issue there predates the current tensions between India and China...
by VikramS
23 Sep 2020 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

^^ I was just thinking about this yesterdin. Though we screwed up on the Shaurya/Pragati front by endless trials, we still must have a stockpile of Prithvi 1, 2 and 3. The last one can hit upto 600 Km and they've been constantly improving in terms of their guidance and CEP. They're road mobile too ...
by VikramS
22 Sep 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

Anyway, endgame for any Indo-cheena war is xi demitting office at the end of it. ELse, we'll have an amoral, monstrous regime nursing a grudge against us forever. The only acceptable end to any war with cheena for anybody (unkil, Roos, Japan, us) is change of guard in zhongnanhai. If India does go ...
by VikramS
21 Sep 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

WIth the current downturn, investment in infra and MIC can boost the economy, and provide employment to many.
by VikramS
21 Sep 2020 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 719187

Re: Internal Security Watch

Guys, that Twitter account has like, 10 followers. No need to give it more bandwidth, on BRF, of all places. Follows 10; Followed by 1577. His tweet appeared as a retweet by someone on my timeline... Point was that "Separate South" movement is not a distant mirage but has traction. Needs ...
by VikramS
20 Sep 2020 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 719187

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://twitter.com/SouthSeparation/sta ... 7667111941
No wonder Endian kids are retarded.

Twitter account preaching Separation. @SouthSeparation

"Free South India from Hindustan #EliminateSanghoos"



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by VikramS
18 Sep 2020 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

The issue is even a LAC wide fight is too remote for the Chini population to be effected. The dead bodies will be hidden, just like it was done after Galwan. If there is a fight, it is imperative that we need PR to get the info over to the Mango Chini. We sadly lack the firepower to completely deci...
by VikramS
17 Sep 2020 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

Giving them a way to work around the Great Internet Firewall would be interesting...

They can get a sense of the what the world truly feels outside China.
by VikramS
15 Sep 2020 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

This Modi just clean-up the act is just a cover. No one cares deep inside, but they will put up a show to keep their woke progressives happy. After all they still deal with the organ harvesting CCP. On a different note, the other big question is that politically what happens if PLA continues its dow...
by VikramS
14 Sep 2020 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

Suraj and others have posted before how China goes through cycles of violence and calm. Here's some one's take on why the cycles occur. https://twitter.com/cbkwgl/status/1304902348658094089 This happens because they do not have internal mechanisms to gradually release the pressure. The pressure bui...
by VikramS
13 Sep 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

Latest gyan from Gobar times https://twitter.com/Hiranyareta/status/1304961339123793920 Gandhian Gyan from @HuXijin_GT, Gobar Times fella. :rotfl: :rotfl: " If we win on the battlefield at the expense of our international morality, we might mistakenly help the US build an anti-China alliance t...
by VikramS
11 Sep 2020 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

There is a law of diminishing returns in any area. And warfare is often asymmetric. The PLAN is now larger than USN. However, just having those ships will not be enough. A single squadron of Brahmos armed MKIs can take out an entire PLAN task force from hundreds of miles, unless the PLAN can provide...
by VikramS
09 Sep 2020 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

+1 on what Karan said. Abhinandan did use radar scans to detect PAF aircraft but was close enough to take an IR shot. The battle area was compressed due to the Pir Panjal range. PAF did not see him till he crossed over, and that meant that the air-battle got out of a pure BVR mode pretty quickly. An...
by VikramS
09 Sep 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

For Radar Guided Missiles (and not IR guided), it helps to have missiles from multiple vendors with different algorithms/electronics. You never know which system has been compromised and vulnerable to ECMs. With multiple sources, your AF has some inbuilt resiliency. And if the same platform can car...
by VikramS
09 Sep 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

https://twitter.com/MandeepBajwa/status ... 5740781568

The situation south of the Pangong Tso is getting getting graver and graver. There are indications of a full-out Chinese attack in the offing
by VikramS
08 Sep 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397730

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

India is leveraging the current situation with China to: ⋅ Mobilize and operationalize the domestic MIC ⋅ Build military alliances throughout the region surrounding China ⋅ Building momentum to get MNCs to open up manufacturing in India ⋅ Encouraging Desi cons...
by VikramS
06 Sep 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

Regarding black top area and both armies present. The PLA camps are very likely on the lower altitude nearer to the road in the valley. IA action was probably to get to the top from the other side and dominate the heights, getting rid of the PLA ISR equipment. Also reading some Chinese forums, it se...
by VikramS
05 Sep 2020 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

India has to be ready to maintain a few thousand troops on the 30 peaks. I may be wrong, but these are not Siachin like situation. That thousands of troops could reach those positions meant that they can also be serviced. Need to develop the technology to keep the troops comfortable. -> Solar Energy...
by VikramS
04 Sep 2020 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

For Radar Guided Missiles (and not IR guided), it helps to have missiles from multiple vendors with different algorithms/electronics. You never know which system has been compromised and vulnerable to ECMs. With multiple sources, your AF has some inbuilt resiliency. And if the same platform can carr...
by VikramS
04 Sep 2020 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

There is no need to settle now. The PLA will re-arm and then when the world is distracted come again. What India needs to do is to ensure they can fortify and hold the heights through winters. Even it it takes $10M per hill to build bunkers, sensors and for warm huts. That is just $300M for 30 hills...
by VikramS
03 Sep 2020 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

https://eurasiantimes.com/no-more-rafales-india-eyes-us-stealth-f-35-jets-as-washington-loosens-export-policy-oped/ Amid reports suggesting the US could supply F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), could India be next in line for finally landing a deal for the induction of the fifth-gener...
by VikramS
03 Sep 2020 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 719187

Re: Internal Security Watch

A request to the old-timers: I remember reading a post on the forum which mentioned a study by an AMU researcher which established that a lot of the Hindu-Muslim riots started on Fridays; very likely after the sermons had poured fire and brimestone. Does anyone remember the details of that study? To...
by VikramS
03 Sep 2020 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

https://twitter.com/frontalassault1/sta ... 95330?s=21

Indian troops have taken vantage points all along LAC in Ladakh. From DBO to Chumar
by VikramS
02 Sep 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

A twist: https://www.tibetanjournal.com/a-tibetan-soldier-in-indian-army-killed-by-chinese-army/ "Tibetan origin Nyima Tenzin serving the rank of Company leader in Indian army has been killed by a gunshot in the neck according to the breaking report by the Tibet Sun on Tuesday. Apart from the 5...
by VikramS
01 Sep 2020 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/13 ... 30240?s=20

Much — MUCH — more than meets the eye/reports on Pangong’s south bank. And elsewhere. No riddles. It’s a tense, sensitive situation. Brigadier-level talks on again. No space for half info. Will update with facts on
@IndiaToday when I can.
by VikramS
31 Aug 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

Pre-emptive
No Physical Clash
Reports of PLAGF POWs with IA
Brigade Cmds meeting.

Looks like pre-emption was to take over a PLA position and get POWs.
by VikramS
08 Aug 2020 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

https://www.facebook.com/nilesh.sathe.94/posts/3163555300347207 Its hard to believe that Dipak Sathe, my friend more than my cousin, is no more. He was pilot of Air India Express carrying passengers from Dubai in 'Vande Bharat Mission', which skidded off the runway at Kozhikode International Airport...
by VikramS
08 Aug 2020 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

I wouldn't read too much into what the progressive (sic) Democrats are doing. There is a rising undercurrent against their actions and the reaction to them is starting to emerge. More importantly most of the vocal Democrats are junior members trying to curry favors and build up their profile. The co...
by VikramS
06 Aug 2020 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966437

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

^^^^^^ Please don't implicate all friendly people of Taiwan, and the ethnic Chinese in Malaysia, Singapore, etc. by "Henry Han" or "average Zhous". I suggest " Kom-Red Chang " Kom red Kang (to get the alliteration right): This can be for the CCP members (like the RAPEs...
by VikramS
06 Aug 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214634

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

Thanks for this always bothered me. That MSD Wollen was livid about the Atoll AAM missing the target and getting diverted to earth. So why were the Type 74 not deployed once the gun issue was understood? IIRC they were flying all the aircraft they had. The T-76 had a radar which could make the cruc...

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