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by bhart
09 Oct 2013 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 208270

Re: LCA News and Discussions

LSP 1 and LSP 4 don't seem to fly as regularly as others. Any idea why?
by bhart
02 Oct 2013 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 123885

Re: BR Forum Feedback

What if free email ID's are allowed on recommendation by an existing member? Or on recommendation by a member who is registered using a work ID or paid ID?
by bhart
29 Sep 2013 10:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243682

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Chacko,
Any news on Akash Mk2 and Barak - 8?

And since you're active on this thread, any news on Saras?
by bhart
24 May 2012 08:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 244968

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha, that's for TACAN if I am correct.
by bhart
17 Jan 2011 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

That should stand for 62nd course of Regular Recruits at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad and not Rashtriya Rifles.
by bhart
21 Dec 2010 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 699108

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

by bhart
30 Sep 2010 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 67234

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Stuxnet brings more new tricks to cyberwar This raises the question of whether the virus' author might originate from the East, rather than from the West. India and China are, for example, fierce rivals and China has amply demonstrated its cyberwar capabilities in incidents such as the penetration ...
by bhart
13 Jul 2010 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1125630

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

1. Doesn't Arihant have USHUS? Isn't it supposed to be better than the ones on the Kilos? 2. If the Russians are installing a sonar on the Nerpa different from that on their own subs, I think this is a confirmation of sorts that the Nerpa will remain in Indian service beyond the 10 year lease they a...
by bhart
04 Jun 2010 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

I thought it was more like State Armed Police --> CRPF --> BSF/SSB --> ITBP SSB is between BSF and ITBP, its a border force in high ranges with specific training for the same? That is how it should be. But from what I have heard, when it comes to discipline and organisational culture, it's problems...
by bhart
04 Jun 2010 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

The CRPF seems to be a similar unit, which is under the central government. Not exactly. Compared to the state armed police CRPF is better equipped, better organised and in most cases operates with better discipline. Being under the GoI does make a difference. Quality of officers right from the AC ...
by bhart
14 Dec 2009 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

If there is to be any change in the situation, it can come about only if the following steps are undertaken: 1. The training is improved substantially 2. Proper equipment is provided to them 3. Substantial changes in the structure, training, recruitment , control of state police forces - right from ...
by bhart
11 Dec 2009 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

Whatever the problems that characterize state police forces, it would be better to try to remove their inadequacies (to the extent possible) than to leave them out of the loop altogether. Using CPMFs (and even the Army) creates its own set of problems. Since the state police forces are from the same...
by bhart
10 Dec 2009 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 209743

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

A few points: 1. The casualties suffered by the paramilitaries are largely due to IEDs. 2. The senior posts in the CPMFs are not entirely manned by IPS officers. There is a separate system of recruitment into paramilitary forces. A non-IPS officer in these forces may rise up to the level of ADG. How...
by bhart
28 Aug 2009 00:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Fizzle claim for thermonuclear test refuted A former senior official of the erstwhile Vajpayee government confirmed to The  Hindu that there had been differences of opinion between BARC and DRDO scientists after the May 1998 tests, with the latter asserting that some of the weapons tests had not be...
by bhart
27 Aug 2009 11:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

What about subcritical testing? Can it help evaluate a design yield wise?
by bhart
27 Aug 2009 11:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

To follow up on Ramana's post, The US may have no nuclear trade with India - T P Sreenivasan The new strategy in the US will mean the emergence of tough choices for India in the years ahead. Once the US is out of any obsession with the attractions of nuclear trade with India, it will be more direct ...
by bhart
27 Aug 2009 10:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

And so far as the CTBT is concerned, this is what Shyam Saran said some time ago.

India links CTBT signing to nuclear disarmament

Signing the CTBT will be very difficult in the current context anyway, now that parts of the Nuclear Deal have started unraveling.
by bhart
27 Aug 2009 10:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Continuing from the Missile Tech Thread... @pankajs OTOH, western intelligence agencies would have know for a whole decade what actually happened. If you remember, the Americans specifically wanted to improve their surveillance of the Indian nuclear program. And yet, the way the west has dealt with ...
by bhart
27 Aug 2009 10:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 164672

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

It has been 10 years since the Shakti tests. Surely some lessons would have been drawn from the failures. And I do think the people in charge knew that we had only one shot at this (I'm talking of the non technical lot, the kind who give the go-ahead). This was more of a coming out party, with more ...
by bhart
12 Jul 2009 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 314714

Re: The Red Menace

Another ambush, this time in Chhattisgarh. The SP of Rajnandangaon district has been killed apparently.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8146561.stm
by bhart
12 Jun 2009 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 314714

Naxal Violence

Just to keep track of incidents and steps taken to tackle this problem. For the uninformed, if you go by the BBC, 182 districts (there are approximately 600 in all) are affected by it. The whispered figure is of course, a lot higher. For 12 June: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNati...
by bhart
16 Feb 2009 21:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 301982

Re: Aero India 2009

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by bhart
11 Feb 2009 03:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 497755

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread.

Bit OT but: they would pass their free time making fun of DRDO products? I know for a fact after interacting with many IN officers, most of whom were my dad's colleagues( many are still serving in very high posts) that DRDO has a very poor reputation in IN circles(of all places!!! :shock: ) and the...
by bhart
29 Jan 2009 12:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 187805

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

I remember reading a long time ago that Krauss-Maffei was a consultant for the Arjun Project. Don't ask me for the source, I don't remember exactly which book/publication it was.
by bhart
19 May 2003 20:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Sanjay, thanks a lot for the info. Another thing I wanted to ask was, that the terrain in the North East would create many 'blind' areas, would it not? So how does the IAF overcome it? More MOPs, or more radars? And then you have the Andamans. What sort of radars do we have there?
by bhart
19 May 2003 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Can anyone provide the APPROXIMATE numbers of the types in service, so that one can get a general idea of the scale of the network. Also, we keep discussing all this wrt pukeland, but what about the eastern sector? When the Purulia Drops had taken place, it was reported that the aircraft could not b...
by bhart
18 May 2003 20:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Regarding the MOPs, there was a newspaper report about 2 years ago, stating the IAF's reliance on MOPs. But, it implied that the problem had been sorted out, because it said something to the effect that IAF had resorted to this for a short while.
It was the TOI I think.
by bhart
19 Apr 2003 09:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Someone who had posted in this thread had said, that we have IRS 2015. Does anyone have any details about this system? Secondly, regarding the MOPs, a news article one year back said that the IAF had replaced the MOPs with radars. What do they use? Indra? If anyone remembers, the IAF was very happy ...
by bhart
10 Apr 2003 12:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

To the admin- everything that I had posted was information available to the public. Whatever I have posted is available on sites like globalsecurity.org and fas.org and several books. I had checked before posting.
by bhart
09 Apr 2003 18:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

About the P 35, If you guys remember, Star News had shown a little news item on the Air Defence network of the IAF 2 or 3 years ago . They showed a pair of Mirage 2000s taking of for an intercept, and most importantly, showed a command site, in a bunker, with a SOPHISTICATED control system and displ...
by bhart
09 Apr 2003 12:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 56365

Ground Based Radars of the IAF

I don't think we have ever discussed this. Let me list a few of the radars- 1) THD 1955 -> Range- 1000km 2) TRS 2215D -> Range 510km 3) Green Pine -> Range ? 4) PSM 33 Mk2 -> An Indian version of TRS 2215D, so capabilities should be similar. 5) Rajendra -> Range 120km, can track upto 100 targets sim...
by bhart
29 Nov 2002 09:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

For reference, Radar PRF 1) Low PRF:- 1. Good for AA look up mode and ground mapping 2. Good sidelobe rejection(?) 3.Good range resolution 4. Poor AA look down, targets are rejected with ground clutter 5.Limited max. range 2) Medium PRF:- 1.Good all aspect target detection capability 2.Good ground c...
by bhart
26 Nov 2002 14:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

A question for Nitinji, What kind of upgrades are being made to the MiG 29s at HAL, and are they being made to the MiG 29B only?
by bhart
23 Nov 2002 10:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

More on the MiG 29, 1) IRST - KOLS, fitted to the basic version of the MiG 29. All aspect device. Can acquire targets independently, or with data input from the radar. Capable of detecting a non-afterburning fighter at a range of 12-18km(don't know whether it is head on or pursuit, though I have hea...
by bhart
23 Nov 2002 09:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Thanks, Aditya. Do you know the cpapbilities of the RP 22?
by bhart
21 Nov 2002 20:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Just one correction in the first post, the MiG 21 bis radar seems to be an Almaz one, not Sapfir, with a stated performance less than that of what I said about sapfir. But, the sapfir,is fitted on to the MiG 21M. Does anybody know where(if) am I going wrong, and what are the trues capabilities of th...
by bhart
19 Nov 2002 17:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 41191

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Tingudu, my mistake. I thought it was a Kh25. Anyway, if you have that book, Touching the Sky, there is a photo of ont being handled by ground crew.
by bhart
18 Nov 2002 14:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 41191

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

Hi Tingudu! No, I am not the same Bharat.
You can see a MiG 27 with a Kh 25 in front of it , in the BR archive. All open source info :) .
by bhart
17 Nov 2002 16:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: SEAD ops in the IAF
Replies: 106
Views: 41191

Re: SEAD ops in the IAF

I think the MiG 27s & 23s(updated) were selected for this role. The Kh25 used to be(and most probably still is) the most widely issued anti radiation missile. It came with the MiG 27 deal, in the 80s,I think. Was supposed to be quite capable.
by bhart
16 Nov 2002 21:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 64684

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Tailchase range should be less because of lower RCS. In head on engagement the RCS is more because of the fan blades and all of the engines(they increase it considerably). So this should be reason for lower range in pursuit.

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