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by Shankar
28 Mar 2014 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316565

Re: Military Flight Safety

Sad -it it the same airframe that took part in MH 370 search
by Shankar
02 Feb 2014 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 684609

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Strengthened partnership submarines Russia has much to offer , and India - on what to buy submarines Vladimir Karnozov Serious military-technical cooperation between the USSR and India began in the mid 60s , and since then bilateral relations have remained largely unique. Russia provides such assist...
by Shankar
25 Jan 2014 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in the 1971 Liberation war
Replies: 79
Views: 4658

Re: New Book - Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in 71 war

Jagan -reading it and loving it .was in kolkata during the war and have actually seen some of the missions bu too young to understand :-)
by Shankar
18 Jan 2014 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in the 1971 Liberation war
Replies: 79
Views: 4658

Re: New Book - Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in 71 war

jagan -just ordered from flip cart -wish you wrere there to sign it-cheers
by Shankar
20 Nov 2013 14:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 238939

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

semi cryogenic engine is entering project phase starting with ground test development facilities
by Shankar
19 Aug 2013 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

The NASA space shuttles, which were powered by a liquid oxygen-hydrogen fuel mixture, discharged significant quantities of water vapour into the mesosphere about 80 kilometres above the surface of the Earth. Polar mesospheric clouds, first recorded by scientists in the 1880s, typically form at Arcti...
by Shankar
19 Aug 2013 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

liquid oxygen has a pale blue color liquid hydrogen is like water colorless so ehan eiether liquid vents you cannot see what we see the condensed air in case of liquid hydrogen almost frozen air
by Shankar
19 Aug 2013 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

oh no hydrogen as well as oxygen is colorless -when any of the cryogenic propellant vents after filling and before launch it freezes the moisture and carbon di oxide in air and create dense white mist which in night launch on sodium light may seem orangish
by Shankar
17 Aug 2013 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

high altitude test of cryogenic engine simulates the vacuum condition of space- by pumping out the exhaust gases during trail and monitoring how the engine performs including ignition .essentially made for much larger C-25 cryo engine was modified in record tme to take in smaller C-7.5 /12.
by Shankar
11 Jul 2013 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

semi cryo is more complex not for chemistry but for the high design thrust - almost 10 times that of even C-20 engine that will power GSLV MK3. that necessitates a very high flow rate of liquid oxygen as well as ATF /jp1 -calling for very high pressure operation and system components to meet the hig...
by Shankar
24 Jun 2013 17:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

c-20 is far more advanced and would have been ready for stage integration if not for delay in c-12 .if c-12 flies ok in august than within one year c-20 should be ready for engine and stage test
by Shankar
24 Jun 2013 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

its difficult to give a time line at this point -since quite a few new technologies have to be developed that includes very high pressure lox systems the components the qualifying procedure etc etc . minimum 5 years would be a starting guess
by Shankar
23 Jun 2013 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

C-20 engine first have to undergo thrust chamber test i think and then high altitude test of the complete stage which need be re configured to C-20 FROC-12 that will take some time .Semi cryo is still in advanced concept forming stage but will move fast
by Shankar
13 Apr 2013 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

yes GSLV MK 3 will use fully indian cryo stage C 25 thatincludes engine turbo pumps propellant tanks etc. turbo pump testing is complete both liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen . thrust chamber testing delayed a bit becasue of C12 FOR MARK 2 high altitude test and should be on wa after GSLV mk 2 launch
by Shankar
30 Mar 2013 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

a real good news after a long long time -18 years to be exact
by Shankar
06 Mar 2013 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

mk 2 is upgraded CAB 12 mk3 is fully indigenous but same testing and validation technology will be used .hence importance of mk 2
by Shankar
06 Mar 2013 16:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

correct it really delayed our geo synchronous program but the problem was not so much at making the engine rather at the cryogenic support technology which we had no experience but today most of it have been developed and perfected and hopefully the few bottlenecks will be cleared by this year end .
by Shankar
04 Mar 2013 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

GSLV MK 2 is scheduled for laucnh in MAY 2013 after high altitude ignition test is carried out some where end of this month GSLV mk 3 is some way off next priority for ISRO is Mars mission in November i think .there is not much flexibility here if we miss then another wait for 2.5 years we are all e...
by Shankar
03 Feb 2013 13:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 26986

Re: Aero India 2013

some one help -me have got online receipt for7th - do i go straight to airbase and collect ticket showing the reciept or have to collect it before
by Shankar
17 Jan 2013 14:20
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 26986

Re: Aero India 2013

Hi guys -will be there on 7th whole day -hope to meet all of you there .Is there a BR stall this time also .
by Shankar
02 Nov 2012 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Earliest launch of gslv mm 2 is march 2013.the cryogenic engine needs some more tests before stage integration
by Shankar
11 Jul 2012 14:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

INDIAN AIR FORCE STATION NYOMA-LADAKH – 1900 hrs-DAY 1 Wing commander Anil Bakshi finished his nth check of the aircrafts that would be going to take part in the snatch of dreaded terrorist leader either later same night or tomorrow night . He and his alpha team will be on cock pit alert from 0000 ...
by Shankar
08 Jul 2012 15:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

MARCOS TEAM 6 – PONG GONG LAKE POINT X-RAY -2100 HRS DAY 1 Commander Ranjit saxena started the tedious process of kitting up for a deep cold water dive .None of his team have ever dived in freezing water before and they were depending on detailed e mail advise from USN SEAL pal on the subject. Cold...
by Shankar
05 Jul 2012 16:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

[i] INDIAN AIR FORCE STATION NYOMA-LADAKH – 2015 HRS-DAY 1 – NIGHT OWL FLIGHT -2XAH64D [/i] Namita tightened the 5 point harness which strapped the dark and sleek killing machine to her back.As the auxiliary power unit came up to speed IMU s aligned and the GPS quickly acquired 5 satellites. A quic...
by Shankar
22 Jun 2012 16:14
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

INDIAN AIR FORCE STATION NYOMA-LADAKH – 2000 HRS-DAY 1 Squadron leader Namita Sinha was new to this war bird AH 64D but strangely she liked it more than the Mi 24s she was used to flying till a year back . Today her training mission called for a night sortie to the Pong gon lake, give the army guys...
by Shankar
22 Jun 2012 15:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

MARCOS TEAM 6 – ON WAY TO PONG GONG LAKE POINT X-RAY -1800 HRS DAY 1 Commander Ranjit saxena eased out of the army transporter just as dusk was setting in with long shadows of mountain peaks in the lake . He took out his night vision telescope grade 3 and set it up in the lee of a large rocky over ...
by Shankar
21 Jun 2012 17:46
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

[b][i] PONG GONG LAKE CAMP –LADAK-LINE OF ACTUAL CONTROL – 1300 HRS –DAY 1 [/i][/b] Colonel JoshI jumped out of the Gypsy and scanned the horizon the deep blue lake ,the sky has cleared up and the reflection of the snowcapped peaks on the blue waters was simply out of the world .As the soldiers got...
by Shankar
20 Jun 2012 12:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

AQ CAMP 4850 –AKSAI CHIN – ADJOINING POK BORDER ON LAC – 0100HRS DAY-INERACTIVE MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO TRAINING SESSION Abassi zardari looked at the motely group of would be Muja heeds who have just finished a 10 mile run on the hard cold rocks of aksai chin training ground . He knew his time was runni...
by Shankar
18 Jun 2012 13:38
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

AIR FORCE STATION LEH – 0700 HRS Colonel Joshi strapped himself to the seat and behind him the motely convoy of gypsies and Tatras stretched out .The journey to line of actual control will take approximately 6 hrs and so they should be in base camp by 1300 hrs . The journey plan called for some hot...
by Shankar
17 Jun 2012 15:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Aksu Wensu Air Base 41°15′43″N 80°17′34″E- Lanzhou Military Region- 0615 HRS –DAY 1 Colonel Chang Zong was not a happy man . Almost at the end of his carreer and now in charge of a god forsaken air base in the out of lime light eastern borders ,he did not expect anything to happen to him or his fla...
by Shankar
17 Jun 2012 15:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

AQ CAMP 4850 –AKSAI CHIN – ADJOINING POK BORDER ON LAC – 0500HRS DAY 1 Abassi zardari yawned out of his hard mattress into ice cold stone floor .The sun was yet to rise and the cold dry mountain air on his face felt invigorating .He looked at the radar repeaters and the alarm status board .The scre...
by Shankar
17 Jun 2012 14:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

MARCOS TEAM 6 – IAF STATION AGRA -2330 hrs Commander Ranjit saxena relaxed against the air frame of IL-76 with his team of 20 marine commandoes as the takeoff clearance was awaited. Their job was tricky – to penetrate the mostly Chinese controlled high altitude lake and establish a bridge head on t...
by Shankar
15 Jun 2012 15:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

VAYU SENA BHAVAN – 2210 HRS The Chief of air staff was worried man. He knew the high value search and destroy operation of a terrorist base inside aksai chin can have serious ramifications and may even lead to limited high intensity conflict in the region . His objective was to make the operation q...
by Shankar
14 Jun 2012 17:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison and armed police stationed in Tibet are pillars of social stability in the region and a fresh force to Tibetan economy, a senior official said in Lhasa on Saturday. Raidi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's ...
by Shankar
10 Jun 2012 13:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

what a co incidence - never heard of the book before but looks like others have the same idea too -
by Shankar
09 Jun 2012 16:10
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

SOME WHERE IN WESTERN SECTOR -300 KM FROM POKHRAN WEAPON TESTING RANGE –BARELLY – HAWK SQUADRON – ALPHA GROUP-4 X SU30 MKI MK3 NEW DELHI, June 20 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture has finished the development of the airborne version of an advanced supersonic missile...
by Shankar
09 Jun 2012 15:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

AQ CAMP 4850 –AKSAI CHIN – ADJOINING POK BORDER ON LAC – Abassi zardari liked his food and everyday his staff would try prepare at least one elaborate meat dish spiced with dry fruits and spices as done in his home country Egypt, coked over slow fire . This was always a problem in windy aksai chin ...
by Shankar
08 Jun 2012 17:53
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

INDIAN AIR FORCE STATION –BARELLY – HAWK SQUADRON – 14 X SU30 MKI MK3 Group captain Trilok sing looked back at the long line of flankers slowing coming out of parking apron behind him –the full squadron in fact and all armed with a single Brahmos missile in central pylon and full load of air to air...
by Shankar
07 Jun 2012 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 587658

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

GSLV mk 2 will under go high altitude test rather the cryo acceleration block will and then if ok scheduled to be launched any time after october this year strangely this is delaying C-25 engine test because same high altitude test facility will be used C-25 is a new engine out and out and quite a b...
by Shankar
04 Jun 2012 15:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 609650

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

VAYU SENA BHAVAN –DELHI -2145 HRS The chief of air staff was an out and out gunship pilot having flown the Mi 24/35 in the early years and then in charge of developing a suitable tactics and contingency plans for their use in any future conflict he naturally was entrusted with the responsibility of...

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