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by Kakkaji
11 Nov 2018 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2390
Views: 372745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lesson To Be Learnt - Don't bring foreigners (e.g. Jean Dreze), or NRI academics in foreign universities (e.g. Raghuram Rajan, Viral Acharya) in important policy-making positions in India's economy.
by Kakkaji
11 Nov 2018 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398150

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Do the Pakis have some advantage in the number/ training/ equipment of their snipers at present, which they are pressing so hard? I understand our Dragunov sniper rifles were bought quite some time ago. Is theer a gap currently that the Pakis are exploiting with these relentless sniper attacks?
by Kakkaji
23 Oct 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 672
Views: 113677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Then why not just order some more new-build Kilos?
by Kakkaji
21 Oct 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The fact that SP-10 is still in HAL facility is a matter of concern. Earlier news reports had said that SP-9 also spent 3 months after its delivery to the IAF, going through fixes to problems before it could join squadron service. SP-5 spent several months undergoing fixes to problems found during g...
by Kakkaji
16 Oct 2018 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

Here is what I have gathered from the published news reports: Gen Rawat himself has defined the frontline troops (the ones who will receive the SiG) as 'the ones who face the enemy with the rifle as their primary weapon'. I assume that to be the infantry units facing the Chinese and Pakistanis acros...
by Kakkaji
04 Oct 2018 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153492

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

According to this news report, in Hindi, that loudmouth Qureishi did not get much traction in his talks with Pampeo and Bolton: https://www.jagran.com/world/america-policy-of-trump-administration-will-not-change-on-prevention-of-pakistan-help-18493858.html Kallaji Ji : I believe Daily Jagran has an...
by Kakkaji
04 Oct 2018 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153492

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

According to this news report, in Hindi, that loudmouth Qureishi did not get much traction in his talks with Pampeo and Bolton:

https://www.jagran.com/world/america-policy-of-trump-administration-will-not-change-on-prevention-of-pakistan-help-18493858.html
by Kakkaji
02 Oct 2018 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4803
Views: 910544

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Does this mean that the SPIKE has been spiked? MPATGM: Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile production facility opened at Bharat Dynamics Ltd After successfully flight testing for the second time the indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), production facility for manu...
by Kakkaji
30 Sep 2018 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

SiG 716 Calibre is 7.62x51
Car 816 Calibre is 5.56x45
Ak-103 Calibre is 7.62x39

Looks to me a logistics nightmare is in the making. :eek:
by Kakkaji
26 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358181

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

DAC clears procurement of engines worth Rs 2300 crore for T-72 tanks The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday approved procurement of 1,000 enginesNSE 1.45 % for fitment in T-72 tanks of the Army at an approximate cost of over Rs 2,300 crore, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. "...
by Kakkaji
26 Sep 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 672
Views: 113677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ThyssenKrupp bags Rs 410 crore contract from Indian Navy to refit Shishumar submarine MUMBAI: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has bagged a Rs 410 crore contract from state-run warship maker Mazagaon Docks Shipbuilders (MDL) to upgrade the Indian Navy's Shishumar class non-nuclear submarine, INS Shishum...
by Kakkaji
23 Sep 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153492

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Imran Khan is the Pappu of Pakistan.

The same sense of entitlement, thinking you know better than everyone else, talking too much, and talking nonsense most of the time.

I bet his honeymoon with the Paki awam will be over in less than six months.
by Kakkaji
17 Sep 2018 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505371

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

What will the Russians buy with their resulting hordes of Indian Rupees?
by Kakkaji
16 Sep 2018 07:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1447
Views: 186526

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

On the contrary we should increase supplies from Iran if the price is right.Oil from the cheapest supplier.India is not a puppet state of ghe US. Fine, but how will you pay them? With the US sanctions you will not be able to pay them in dollars. Iranians will not accept the full payment in Rupees.
by Kakkaji
15 Sep 2018 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153492

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

I think the Saudis will offer substantial financial assistance to Dimmy on his visit, on two conditions: 1. Pakistan Army immediately send troops to Yemen to fight on Saudi side. 2. Dimmy Govt stop playing footsie with Iran. Bajwa would immediately agree to (1) as it would bring more money to PA Jer...
by Kakkaji
04 Sep 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

As if on cue: In Rafale season, Govt rejects Russia’s request for Adanis as AK-rifle deal partner The development could delay conclusion of the government-to-government deal which was to be concluded before the visit to Russia this October of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inter-government agreem...
by Kakkaji
04 Sep 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

1. Turkey, Pakistan (G3 is still officially the standard rifle) 2. IDF is using Tavor family as standard issue and most issues seem to be ironed out after a decade of service. Given that almost all special units have adopted Tavor in huge numbers must say something good about it. Bayonet charge mus...
by Kakkaji
03 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Yes but doesn't this kind of beats the purpose if the purpose is to standardize the infantry. There are a few basic problems with this plan ⋅ There would be another caliber of bullets, on top of already ongoing 5.56 and 7.62AK. A logistical bad dream. ⋅ Jawans need to be trai...
by Kakkaji
02 Sep 2018 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

Tribune report is misleading. The 6.5 lakh rifle tender is for the 'second line'. Here is the story from ET this morning: Army starts process to buy 6.5 lakh rifles The Army has set the ball rolling for acquiring 6.5 lakh new assault rifles, with “reduced technical specifications”, under what will e...
by Kakkaji
26 Aug 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601727

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What happens to the Dhanush, now that 150 ATAGS have been approved? Will they still order 414 Dhanush, or just wait for ATAGS?
by Kakkaji
18 Aug 2018 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

Anyhow grapevine has it that Galil Ace 52 is preffered. The question is which 7.62 rifle is in wide service today. Perhaps only Ace. That means only IWI for me has some pedigree in this caliber today. Then why was it not shrtlisted? :-? Is it that IWI wants to push the Tavor on India instead of the...
by Kakkaji
17 Aug 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697200

Re: Small Arms Thread

Looks like the Americans, Italians and belgians either opted out or did not make the shortlist. I am rooting for the Tavor (was the Galil not offered?) The Thales offering also looks good in the video. Not sure about the UAE and South Korean offerings. Punj LLoyd has already set up a manufacturing f...
by Kakkaji
10 Aug 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I wish the HAL Chief would deliver one aircraft, instead of one press story, every month. :roll:
by Kakkaji
15 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 313
Views: 35905

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

I see some merit in IAF's argument that they are the only service among the three services, that can shift its assets to, and fight in, different theatres within a day. So, they say they say the theater command concept will not work for them.
by Kakkaji
15 Jul 2018 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175516

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

More troops on China, Pak border New Delhi: The Centre has decided to raise 17 more battalions of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to fortify the frontiers with Pakistan and China in the wake of heightened tension, government sources said. The BSF guards the...
by Kakkaji
13 Jul 2018 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 196784

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Most Pakistanis will probably secretly admire Imran for his behavior and actions described above. He will probably gain votes because of this.
by Kakkaji
28 Jun 2018 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Aren't the missiles ordered separately by the IAF for its stocks? Why should HAL include them in the LCA's price?
by Kakkaji
27 Jun 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

When HAL had proposed Mk1A around 2014, it was touted as a quick 'interim' solution to get into service a product that the IAF was willing to accept. As per the promises at that time, it should have started entering service by now. The way things are going, I will be surprised if it enters service b...
by Kakkaji
27 Jun 2018 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

lots of updates IAF, HAL end impasse over Tejas trainers From this story on the last page: IAF says there are more worries on its plate on the Tejas front even after forming the No 45 Flying Daggers Squadron in 2016. “As you know we started the Squadron operations with two aircraft in July 2016 and...
by Kakkaji
25 Jun 2018 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2178
Views: 213333

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

When Mamata went to the UK a couple of years ago, the Brits allowed her to meet Prince Andrew for a few minutes. Mamata had set her sights much higher, and came back disappointed.
by Kakkaji
22 Jun 2018 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 196784

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

From the 'Such Gup' section of this week's TFT: Horrified journo Our mole in Bunny Gala informs us that a female foreign journo went to the house on the hill to interview The Great Khan. The Khan held forth for a considerable period of time, answered all the questions, and let rip some choice rants ...
by Kakkaji
21 Jun 2018 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756076

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Probe by CBI, CVC sought against L&T Defence for Indian Navy warship project RNEL's complaint reportedly mentions Vice Admiral D. Deshpande who, it has alleged, is acting virtually as "an agent" of L&T and is passing on vital information pertaining to the sensitive defence project...
by Kakkaji
21 Jun 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 109952

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Posting with caveat that the story is by Manu Pubby: L&T opposes plan to give submarine project to Mazagon Dock New Delhi: With the government considering a proposal to move a Rs 60,000-crore project to build submarines to the public sector on a nomination basis, India’s top shipbuilder Larsen a...
by Kakkaji
17 Jun 2018 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 109952

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^
What does all this mean? Are they going to give the order for P75i to the Private Sector or not? :-?
by Kakkaji
13 Jun 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4803
Views: 910544

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/drdo-to-deliver-advanced-pinaka-rocket-version-by-2020/articleshow/64533918.cms DRDO to deliver advanced Pinaka rocket version by 2020 2 lakh rockets needed! So, are they going to wait for the advanced version to be ready, or will they continue ordering...
by Kakkaji
13 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

While I am happy about the progress in testing UTTAM, I hope this does not result in further delays in selecting an AESA radar for Mk1A, which is much delayed already.
by Kakkaji
11 Jun 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601727

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The development trials showed barrel gets worn out around 3000 rounds. So these guns are in first quartile. OFB needs to make spare barrels for future. Thats all. ramanaji Was your assessmen conveyed to he power that be? If they do not replace barrels in time, the guns will fail again after a coupl...
by Kakkaji
07 Jun 2018 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1115
Views: 170214

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

India's Rich and Powerful can't swing coups anymore Only five years ago, the possibility of questioning people like Bhasin or searching a blue-blooded law firm would have been highly unlikely — at the slightest hint of trouble afoot, a call would have been made to someone influential and the case w...

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