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by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

teaching him some election campaign trip

they are doing a victory lap

dhol playing
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

he makes a point that 9/11 conspirators and 26/11 perperators found in one place

Calls for conclusive & decisive war against terrorist and terrorist sponsoring TSP
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

saip wrote:^^^Where are you? In the USA not being covered.


Its front page news:

https://www.cnn.com/
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Modi elaborating different language concepts to Trump and Co.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Modi saying All is Well in India in many different languages :)
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Karan M wrote:What a big middle finger to Hasan Minhaj and all the Islamist-lite crowd! :D


Yes and same to people like him in India. I hope it’s rubbed in to them in India.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mollick you beat me to this. I don’t think this will be lost on observers and analysts.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2847
Views: 411265

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Vivek Kumar wrote:"Threat of radical islamic terrorism"... 8) :twisted: :evil:


Yeah and he got standing ovation for that from everyone including PM Modi
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3289
Views: 711906

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

NRao wrote:...


Discussion turns very interesting from 13:45 onwards ... LCA, Balakot etc .. please do watch.

I love how he credits national leadership. We are lucky to have this govt.
by Sumeet
18 Sep 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1962
Views: 431176

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For all practical purpose, P17A is a destroyer. No puny primary or secondary radar. DDG style full TFTA MF-Star and a meaty search radar. IN must have realized there is no point making two design for frigate & destroyer, given the time our shipyard take to built them. It is better to build a si...
by Sumeet
18 Sep 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1962
Views: 431176

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Excellent video on P-17A frigate:


by Sumeet
12 Sep 2019 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577251

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan, in Pakistan, the defence services are the decision makers, unlike in India. There is nobody to overrule them or tell them we can't afford what you want, or that you can't just buy something without going through a process or the manufacturer you are looking for has been blacklisted. There is...
by Sumeet
12 Sep 2019 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577251

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If they are not buying more are they giving some feedback as to what needs to be improved for a block 2 version of Netra ? This is extremely disappointing for scientist who have put in a lot of effort in developing this. This type of attitude will also discourage private sector in getting involved i...
by Sumeet
05 Sep 2019 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3289
Views: 711906

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

Even the upgraded Mirages and 29UPG dont have a PESA/AESA , IAF has opted for Slotted Array for even its premium aircraft Mirages. They don't have options. The Russians didn't have an AESA when the MiG-29 Upg was signed and the Mirage aircraft upgrade was so expensive we opted for the less expensiv...
by Sumeet
05 Sep 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3289
Views: 711906

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

I would add upgrade IRST along with Irbis-E (Prefer a 2000 TR modules GaN AESA radar instead though). Is any country fielding a GaN based FCR yet? Our LCA Tejas could have been one of the first to feature GaN AESA radar but ... (see below) From 2015: https://saabgroup.com/media/stories/stories-list...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3289
Views: 711906

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

Also allows IAF fighters to engage *RF optimized* stealth fighters at near-BVR ranges (30km+) also low flying cruise missiles etc which cannot use clutter to avoid RF missile shots. Its arguably the only missile (apart from the Mica-IR) which can assist the IAF in the LO opponent scenario. The Mica...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3325
Views: 504299

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

Vips wrote:Instead of buying a substantial number of additional numbers we should just buy 12-18 SU30 to replace the crashed frames, and go for 36 SU35 preferably with AESA radar.


Where is the AESA radar ? If we were living in dream world I wish we can execute Jaguar MAX on MKI and add Meteor BVRAAM to it.
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3325
Views: 504299

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

Prithwiraj wrote:


Is that Litening 4 pod or Elta SAR 20060 Pod on MKI in that video at 1:11 and 1:18-1:23 ?

Also what is the blue dot on MKI tail boom 2:31 ?
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1962
Views: 431176

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If there is anything that Donald Trump has taught the world, is that the United States is the most unreliable and untrustworthy ally to have. Buy what is needed, but keep the Americans at an arms length. Donald Trump will not be President forever and the next President will likely be a Democratic o...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2746
Views: 318804

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

http://www.tsagi.ru/pressroom/news/4264/ http://www.tsagi.ru/upload/medialibrary/1a5/1a555388dcd8c7833fa5f4cf8e7db8eb.jpg Isn't Stealth Fighter supposed to have 'Y' Duct like Tejas ? Su 57 engine fans will be so visible to radar Su 57 is not a proper Stealth design due to these and other reasons (G...
by Sumeet
30 Aug 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Guys lets take Submarine talk to appropriate thread and leave this for Rafale discussions.
by Sumeet
29 Aug 2019 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Any idea what is the specific enhancement we have requested in IRST of Rafale ? Also, jammer pod is news to me, Rafale has fully internal comprehensive EW system. IRST would be whatever is the latest version of the Optronique Secteur Frontal (OSF). Jamming Pod is confusing to me as well. Should not...
by Sumeet
29 Aug 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Spectra EW and Jamming pod are probably two separate units hopefully. Spectra may be used to manage radar emission and classifications locally(on a per plane basis). It may comprise of minimal radar cancellation tech, to help the aircraft fare better when being painted by another aircraft, or if a ...
by Sumeet
27 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2812
Views: 447174

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Wondering if current generation of ELW 2090 AWACS also features GaN technology for AESA radar like ELW 2085 CAEW offered on GulfStream ? ELW 2085: https://www.iai.co.il/p/elw-2085-caew ELW 2090: https://www.iai.co.il/p/elw-2090 2 AWACS, air-to-air missiles on agenda for Netanyahu visit Israeli Prime...
by Sumeet
27 Aug 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3325
Views: 504299

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

My best guess is 114 Rafale. It is a very costly buy for us. But if we are, buying 114 F-35 will give us dominance in west and north for some 30 years and price maybe same. Not happening due to S-400 Also because of issues like ToT, local production (even at screw driver giri level), sharing of rad...
by Sumeet
26 Aug 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Indian-standard Rafale jet to be ready by September 2021 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indian-standard-rafale-jet-to-be-ready-by-september-2021/article29247199.ece Dinakar Peri, 25 August 2019 As per the IGA, deliveries begin 36 months from signing of the contract and will be completed in ...
by Sumeet
25 Aug 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

+1 Suresh sir It is indeed needed that we have a good number of squadrons of these top line aircrafts backed by DRDO Netra and Phalcon AWACS. Rafale is an excellent piece of technology and it will keep us ahead in the technology game. IAF is not wrong if they have penchant for possessing the best in...
by Sumeet
24 Aug 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 330
Views: 79783

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

If its Uttam AESA we can integrate Meteor BVRAAM instead of I-Derby ER to complement ASTRA.

If its El/M 2052, Meteor will not be integrated.
by Sumeet
23 Aug 2019 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It makes no sense to announce another 36 aircraft deal while MMRCA contest is on. Either that gets scrapped and new Rafale deal is signed. Having both Rafale + MMRCA (different from Rafale) makes no sense from logistic point of view.
by Sumeet
23 Aug 2019 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

At every occasion when someone higher up from France visits India or vice versa this news always comes up. There is no point in buying another 36 since that order will directly come from Dassault and will not benefit indigenous industry. If IAF wants more Rafales (which I think we definitely should ...
by Sumeet
21 Aug 2019 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2003
Views: 250406

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Who cares about them ? This is India's internal matter not subject to any foreign country/institution intervention.
by Sumeet
20 Aug 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3325
Views: 504299

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

VinodTK wrote:Interesting views on the combo of SU30 + Rafale during operations

It was mentioned in this video around 2:45 mins that Su-30 also has escort jamming capabilities against Surveillance radar. Can anyone elaborate on which pod we use here ? I wasn't aware of escort jamming capability of MKI.
by Sumeet
17 Aug 2019 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3325
Views: 504299

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

One thing I didn't understand, we started off with El-8222 Jammer and then why did we move to Russian SAP-18 jammer instead of wide band jammer from Elta family ?
by Sumeet
17 Aug 2019 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2003
Views: 250406

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

DD News Video: Syed Akhabruddin response after UNSC closed door meet:

by Sumeet
14 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This means its hidden desire of every Jingo and we would all like it to come true :)

And another reason it is being discussed since its posted by our calm and composed guru Ramana.
by Sumeet
14 Aug 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2372
Views: 389654

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

$15-20 Bn for the aircraft alone likely.. We should be ready to pay that much money in next 12-15 years. From his twitter thread: Ninjamonkey ‏ @Aryanwarlord 1h1 hour ago Yes, also note that the GOI will be a 50% partner so it will essentially be paying itself ~$5-10Bn. Afaik Dassault has committed...

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