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by idan
08 Nov 2020 19:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217324

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

With winds of change blowing in the geopolitical front, HAL should qualify a second non-US jet engine for Tejas. There should be an alternative to GE404 and 414s.
by idan
08 Nov 2020 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33416

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

What will be the effect of Kamala Harris ? any inputs ? Close to zero for US VPs have minor political power except in case of ill health of President, Biden is oldest POTUS and in many ways of poor health. When it comes to policy making, knowing the ambitious person Kamala is, she will influence Bi...
by idan
08 Nov 2020 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33416

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

More Rafales for India in the interim for sure :D
by idan
07 Nov 2020 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800026

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Understand that there is embargo for Embraer ERJ 145 purchase. Does that apply to second hand/nearly new airframe of ERJ 145s from open market as well? There must be a way around and structural modifications can be done by a third party - part of aerospace MRO chain globally.
by idan
22 Oct 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Just like the Kilo class, the Swedish Kockums Gotland class also has a reputation .... but exercises are scripted anyway

by idan
22 Oct 2020 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Unless there is design and structural changes the improved Kilo class will have a well-known acoustic profile. Precisely the reason why Soryu class evolved to larger Taigei class with structural changes to reduce hydrodynamic noise further. Added to the fact that the new Taigei class will be entirel...
by idan
22 Oct 2020 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

First nuclear SSN hull will be ready in the next 2 years. India is committed to spend $14 billion on this programme. Why go for old Kilo class diesel electrics? For littoral waters the existing + new Scorpene + project 75I should suffice
by idan
21 Oct 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Soryu class is very interesting as it evolves with a more efficient snorkel system. The latest Soryu boat has got rid of Stirling AIP and embraced Li-ion batteries making it even more silent. That should free up section 9 & 10 in the cutaway diagram. https://i.ibb.co/yRjmdrH/Soryu-cutaway.jpg
by idan
21 Oct 2020 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Project 75I .... it is kind of sad that Saab (Blekinge class A26 Kockums) pulled out. Such a versatile platform. All OEMs will look out only for their interests. It appears that Saab felt that it was not financially feasible to invest the money into the competition, only to lose to more established...
by idan
20 Oct 2020 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876433

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Project 75I .... it is kind of sad that Saab (Blekinge class A26 Kockums) pulled out. Such a versatile platform.

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by idan
30 Sep 2020 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3561
Views: 613168

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

German engineering is very neat. The U-32 boat

by idan
27 Sep 2020 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3561
Views: 613168

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Most Russian nuclear submarines including the recent ones use a variant of OK-650 reactor rated at 190MW

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by idan
25 Sep 2020 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 399
Views: 133575

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

May the departed soul attain moksha ... Dr Sekhar Basu Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nuclear-scientist-sekhar-basu-dies-of-covid-19/articleshow/78297285.cms https://etimg.etb2bimg.com/thumb/msid-50341042,width-700,resizemode-4/.jpg
by idan
23 Sep 2020 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3766
Views: 740312

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Schinnas/Nachiket, watched about 4 episodes so far. Not too bad, but couple of comments because what was depicted is something that we, at least I gnaw my teeth on most of time, especially the discourse after 26/11. This is the period after 4 Pakis managed to enter such a high security military bas...
by idan
22 Sep 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5327
Views: 1354726

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

There is one and it is casting shadow

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by idan
19 Sep 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717121

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

Once winter sets in, majority of PLA will go away. We should use our snow leopards to move the LAC as much as we can for the Spring!
by idan
07 Sep 2020 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3516
Views: 717121

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

I myself haven't read the report but someones commentary on the same. Tweet has link to the report https://twitter.com/FrontalAssault1/status/1302824570403975174 More than 10000 PLA troops alongwith ICVs present near flashpoint of Southern Pangong to Spanggur & Rechin La. Most dangerous buildup...
by idan
03 Sep 2020 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

Keeping this alive for a long time will not help us - even preparing for a war and being in a state of preparedness means we are burning money. A live LAC means this will impose a recurring expense that will result in an exponential rise in the army’s revenue expenditure. That could be a strategy of...
by idan
02 Sep 2020 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5524
Views: 1092569

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

Taiwan https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/new-taiwan-passports-to-emphasize-distinction-with-china/ar-BB18CPtx?li=AAnZ9Ug&ocid=mailsignout https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BB18D3NP.img?h=909&w=1438&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=1041&y=974
by idan
02 Sep 2020 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2031
Views: 424928

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Greece to acquire 18 Rafales. Buy 10 and 8 donated by France!

https://www.pentapostagma.gr/ethnika-th ... zontan-gia
by idan
01 Sep 2020 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

J-20 is not 'stealthy' at all. The neutral experts have ratified this time and again. And stealth is the biggest hoax .... a 60s Soviet era Buk could bring down the F-117A! Neither of these comments is accurate. The J-20 is def. capable of being stealthy in specific sectors (frontal) if the canards...
by idan
01 Sep 2020 18:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

Indian Army will only go offensive where it can hold land and not retreat after counter attack - therefore anti-tank mines will hold good in certain areas where we do not wish to alter the LAC ab-initio IMHO. It can slow down any PLA armoured thrust!
by idan
01 Sep 2020 17:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

So now you know the quality of their stealth. We don't need radars, even our media can detect it. :) Let's not get carried away. Stealth aircraft routinely carry "Luneberg Reflectors" which are expressly for the purpose of making them non-stealthy. The idea is that your enemy should have ...
by idan
01 Sep 2020 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

the chinese will now make a move in despang area. that is the only area left for them to make a move. drive straight through and try to cut off DBO road ahead of burtse camp as the road climbs up to the despang plane via qizil langar. the only way we will be able to stop them is by firing first. if...
by idan
01 Sep 2020 04:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022444

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

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/china-r ... topstories

If J-20s are supposed to be stealth, how is it that mainstream media is able to detect them?
by idan
30 Aug 2020 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800026

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The problem can be addressed very easily. For acquiring a commercial platform like Embraer, GOI instead of using it's own procurement apparatus should issue a RFQ with private players in India like Tatas, Mahindras etc to procure Embraer's and do some basic integration work together with DRDO. This ...
by idan
30 Aug 2020 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 359801

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To add: For those who are interested in scientific understanding may find this interesting..Those who find such post offensive please ignore.. here is some orbital mechanics in picture.. (Anyone can use well known tools to draw the following - the following is based on what I put here in brf last y...
by idan
30 Aug 2020 15:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5524
Views: 1092569

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

Tibet will be free soon from the Han occupation!

Chinese leader tells senior Communist Party officials that Beijing must plant 'seeds of loving China' among Tibetans

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/ ... 15848.html
by idan
25 Aug 2020 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 359801

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Chandrayaan-2's OHRC and NASA's LRO are completely different scientific payloads for different use cases. If people expect OHRC to return LRO like imaging then that is a wrong assumption. It is not a question of which camera is powerful, but both have different mission profiles. OHRC was to provide ...
by idan
21 Aug 2020 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380280

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Bharat Forge is a very engineering excellence driven company. Not only Babasaheb but his son Amit too is very hands on engineer. I have never met an industrialist who is such hands on and with such thorough knowledge in manufacturing technology and process. Their products are extremely well-engineer...
by idan
18 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1174
Views: 203775

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

In other news in the middle of a global pandemic Amir Khan and his wife have traveled to Turkey of all places to shoot a new movie. While in Turkey Amir Khan met President Erdogan's wife Emine Erdogan. The hypocrite Khan has no problem travelling to and meeting the leaders of a country that openly ...
by idan
14 Aug 2020 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1386323

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He is also an accomplished singer in Indian classical music tradition. Here is a nice rendition in Dhrupad which was originally composed by Swami Vivekananda himself

by idan
14 Aug 2020 01:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1386323

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After Yogiji another monk, Swami Kripakarnanda Maharaj, a cardiologist monk of the Ramakrishna Mission order to be projected as the BJP CM candidate of West Bengal according to some media reports. Swamiji (Debotosh Chakraborty) has an impressive academic record. He ranked 5th in secondary board (Cla...
by idan
10 Aug 2020 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346188

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

TRLs 1,2,3 is still by Chalmers and industrialisation (higher TRL levels) is handled by Saab. Here is an interesting presentation

https://ftfsweden.se/wp-content/uploads ... and-EW.pdf
by idan
10 Aug 2020 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346188

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Saab GaN AESA radar is a continuation of Ericsson Microwave Systems radar family. Ericsson Microwave Systems was transferred to Saab (both companies are owned by Wallenberg family) sometime back and the core research academic partner is still University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. So Uttam cannot be...
by idan
09 Aug 2020 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4460
Views: 829310

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

MBRL Pinaka system has imported components like the Sagem Sigma 30, different warheads, minelets etc for which desi import substitutes will be procured IMHO
by idan
09 Aug 2020 13:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5796
Views: 672101

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Who makes the decision as to where the aircraft will land? Is the Captain authorized to divert to another airport if landing conditions are not ideal (i.e. daylight, no rain, no wind)? Pilot-in-command if the flight is airborne and in such emergency situations depending on the situational awareness...

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