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by P Chupunkar
24 Oct 2002 11:25
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections
Replies: 40
Views: 19347

Re: The Indian Air Force's Iraqi connections

Originally posted by nitin: Rudra, I cant vouch for the great Gen Horner but Clancy is a known India baiter.Read his Jack Ryan series and they have quite a few "gems" about India.The PM of India is a caricature of Indira G, and shown to be a devious,cold blooded, anti amrikee sort. Sorry for the di...
by P Chupunkar
09 Oct 2002 12:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51869

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Originally posted by Niranjan Rao: Infact it may in a round about way have a +ve impact if at all - India may be able to cofund some aspects of teh project - my speculation. I cannot see a -ve impact unless UAE tries to share the new Ru tech with TSP. Hopefully TSP will not exist by then. :) I don'...
by P Chupunkar
08 Oct 2002 18:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51869

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Originally posted by geeth: UAE ready to buy $4-bn Russian air defence system: Report Similar article in asia times... Moscow would be barred from exporting it to any other country within five to seven years of its deployment in the Emirates. Wonder how this will impact Indian missile/air defense p...
by P Chupunkar
07 Oct 2002 14:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)
Replies: 51
Views: 25520

Re: Israeli participation in Indian Defence (Industry)

Russian defence contractors stalling Phalcon deal with India

Wonder whether GOTUS has given clearence. From this news article it looks like the Russians are playing hardball...
by P Chupunkar
12 Aug 2002 06:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40810

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Army raised the standards and the DRDO met them ? Really till 1997-8 we were hearing about how the army lowered the bars so that DRDO could meet them. Now suddenly the army raises the standards again and DRDO is able to meet them; that too after running into a sanctions block by the americans. Pleas...
by P Chupunkar
11 Aug 2002 16:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40810

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

FYI i never did fancy that bloke (rahul bedi). But what i did think that his journalistic integrity would force him to verify with his sources and yes i assumed that he does have some access to serving officers in the Armed Forces. Nor do i have any vested interests in running down the armed forces/...
by P Chupunkar
11 Aug 2002 13:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40810

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Pray tell me what engine are they going to use when the production order commences?
by P Chupunkar
11 Aug 2002 03:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40810

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Originally posted by nitin: Do us all a goddamn favour and read the posts above before taking that idiot Bedi's words to be infallible esp wrt the Arjun or for that matter any IA project.You do yourself and the IA no credit by believing that cretin. Well clearly a section of the I.A. seems to agree...
by P Chupunkar
19 Jul 2002 12:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

A side question, cant the arena protection system be applied to T-72's and even karan, arjun for that matter.
Is this being considered for either of these tanks?
by P Chupunkar
17 Jul 2002 12:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

[url=. [url=http://216.239.35.100/search?q=cache:8bP3z6jDFgUC:www.milparade.com/1998/29/060.htm+T-72M1+India+Night+Vision&hl=en&ie=UTF-8]Link]http://216.239.35.100/search?q=cache:8bP3z6jDFgUC:www.milparade.com/1998/29/060.htm+T-72M1+India+Night+Vision&hl=en&ie=UTF-8]Link[/url] claimi...
by P Chupunkar
13 Jul 2002 19:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Abhaey: It's so sensitive that if you put your hand on your tie or on a wall and then take it away, the imager will pick up the heat on the tie or wall for a few seconds after you've removed your hand. This leads to an interesting question. Does the calibration of the imager ch...
by P Chupunkar
13 Jul 2002 13:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

A side question. Whatever happened to the 1400 Hp indigenous engine ? Is it being uprated to the 1500 Hp requirement or is the development dead ?
by P Chupunkar
12 Jul 2002 04:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Nitin There is very little information on how the russian multi-spectral imagers compare with those of western origin. Is there any info on the above? Are the russian's moving towards MMW viewers or these still hampered by tech limitations such as range, size etc. BTW are T-72 (indian variants) ther...
by P Chupunkar
12 Jul 2002 04:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Here is a good site that provides decent information about the russian tanks. It talks about a new tank designated T-95 which is near production. new russian tank It also mentions that a newer variant of t-90 has been fielded by the russians which has welded turrets. The Indian variant has the origi...
by P Chupunkar
12 Jul 2002 03:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

If arjun is finally into production, how come the MoD/DRDO has not released a photoop of a new tank rolling out of the assembly. After all this is a big win for the DRDO. In any case if this news is true, its great news for the DRDO and the army. I do believe that arjun (in numbers of around 500-100...
by P Chupunkar
10 Jul 2002 11:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

But nitin we could easily have begun the upgrade program in the mid 1990's itself to have complete superiority over the pakistani tank fleet. You have about 1000-2000 (dont know the exact figure) of T-72's which could have been easily upgraded to roughly T-80 standards (or beyond) by now. From the n...
by P Chupunkar
10 Jul 2002 09:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Mike: Rather disqueiting to say the least. Only the 90-odd T-90's and the handful of Arjun-I's have these capabilities. The T-72's, T-55's, and Vijayanta's are a match only for Pakistan's T-69's, M-48's, and their non-upgraded T-59's. All the other tanks in the PA inventory are...
by P Chupunkar
08 Jul 2002 23:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by nitin: PC, The T90 is a heck of a lot better than a T72.Check the archives for the "armor tech thread" for armor specs.Giun is improved.Better FCS,long range ATGM's,and the Shtora 1 jammer.Also,the T72's in ODS were hardly the soviet best.At the time that would have been the T8...
by P Chupunkar
08 Jul 2002 05:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by nitin: Vinod,Harry.. ..However,from the Army point of view,they didnt want to get saddled with a "political" tank.Ie they were unsure whether the DRDO and others would have the technical ability to improve the tank and whether the finances for the same would be forthcoming from...
by P Chupunkar
05 Jul 2002 09:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40810

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Mike there are a number of threads which have compared Al-Zarrar/Al-Khalid with Arjun/T-90. Please take a look at the Military Archives.
This topic has almost been beaten to death out here in BR.
by P Chupunkar
02 Jul 2002 02:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Since it makes more economical sense to go for karan (in big number's atleas for now), will the existing powerplant on the T-72 do or are they still developing the indigenous 1500 HP powerplant which is supposed to smaller in size than that obtained from the germans. Basically the question is whethe...
by P Chupunkar
30 Jun 2002 17:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Well what is the final answer in term's of Arjun.
1) its being deployed
or
2) Its not being deployed

and
1) Its a dud
2) Its a dud but some useful tech has been developed and can be used for eg. in tank ex
3) Its a not a dud and will be operational pretty soon.
4) I don't know
by P Chupunkar
28 Jun 2002 23:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67714

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by kamdev: HERE IS MORE MENTHOL:) > The DRDO was to hand over 15 fully integrated pre-production series tanks in June 1996. But the army got them only this April. The recent summer trials exposed many *****s in the DRDO armour. Are you talking about the summer of 2002 or the summe...
by P Chupunkar
17 Jun 2002 21:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 46237

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

I would tread very carefully on the question of the detention of the so-called "illegal non-combatants". So far these cases seem to be valid. However when applying these same criterion to internal detention's (i.e. citizens of the nation) is very dangerous territory. It has the potential of being ab...
by P Chupunkar
11 Jun 2002 10:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 46237

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Unbelievable, this plot is one straight out of the horror books. If they can try that in the United States, I wonder what they are hatching against India. These jehadi's are plain nuts and suicidal. Hopefully that should remove any element of doubt amongst the general populace around the world that ...
by P Chupunkar
26 Apr 2002 02:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Can India re-Value the Rupee?
Replies: 73
Views: 33337

Re: Can India re-Value the Rupee?

Originally posted by acharya: [QBGood post. But these areas are politically very sensitive for the national parties and the social-economic structure is still semi-feudal ( reminding of present day of Pak).[/QB] thanks. But remember if you live next to a stinking pile of garbage, sooner or later yo...
by P Chupunkar
26 Apr 2002 01:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Can India re-Value the Rupee?
Replies: 73
Views: 33337

Re: Can India re-Value the Rupee?

Theoretically any revaluation in the currency does not make the prices any different. If the markets are efficient prices will automatically drop to reflect that. However, in india the markets are extremely sticky. Take a look at labor markets (non IT), power, infrastructure, commodities etc. Almost...

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