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by Kakkaji
12 Dec 2017 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Chhota Bhai was interested in the deal, but the Russians did not want to go with him.
by Kakkaji
10 Dec 2017 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

Parrikar says Rafale deal gives India edge over Pakistan, slams Antony for delay Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today accused former Defence Minister A K Antony of creating a "logjam" over the Rafale fighter jet deal and asserted that the acquisition of the French aircraft has given ...
by Kakkaji
10 Dec 2017 06:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 119
Views: 13620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How young professionals are revitalising policy-making in India "In the past two years, my mind has been rewired and I see things differently. If I come across a new policy, I first think, what is its impact on society, business and in job creation," says Maini, one of 40 young profession...
by Kakkaji
09 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 542
Views: 66575

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Centre’s big milk production plan may help clean Delhi’s air too The Centre's big plan, besides increasing the cultivatable area in India for green fodder, could also solve the air pollution problem in Delhi-NCR. A key part of the plan is to collect about 150 million tonnes of crop residues and stu...
by Kakkaji
09 Dec 2017 07:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 542
Views: 66575

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Very comprehensive article, listing details of private sector involvement in Indian agriculture. Heart-warming for me.

How private sector is helping cultivators with technology, buyback and improving their social standards
by Kakkaji
09 Dec 2017 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Folks: During Anthony's time we used to criticise his indecision. These days we seem to criticise every procurement decision. Let us look at the bright side of the Ka-226 deal (if it happens): 1. IA/ IAF get new built helicopters to replace their Chetaks/ Cheetahs. The LUH is still a few years away ...
by Kakkaji
09 Dec 2017 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

As for Ka-226, when the Rafale deal was signed, the first jet was promised after 36 months. I haven't seen any hard dates for the Ka-226. Considering our usual timeframes in defense procurement we won't see Ka-226 in Indian colors before 2019 or later. I recall one news report a coiple of months ag...
by Kakkaji
25 Nov 2017 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Parrikar had said that the IAF needs to procure both single and twin engine fighters. For the last 40 years we have had the Mig-21 fill the single engine role, and the Jaguar fill the twin-engine role. Their roles were not interchangeable. Both were (relatively) low-priced, (eventually) locally-prod...
by Kakkaji
22 Nov 2017 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164906

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

I think Gen V K Singh is the appropriate person for the Raksha Mantri post, but for some reason he has been sidelined in the Modi cabinet.
by Kakkaji
22 Nov 2017 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164906

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

The 11-step process strikes again :( 6-year-old aircraft plan for private sector in doldrums But the Rs 11,929 crore project for manufacturing 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium to replace the IAF's aging Avro fleet is still nowhere close to being inked, defence ministry sour...
by Kakkaji
19 Nov 2017 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Interview with HAL CMD: ‘No frozen standard of preparation of LCA… that’s where delays are coming’ I have 20 IOC, of which I will provide 11 to IAF by the end of this financial year So he is promising to deliver 6 more LCAs to the IAF by March 2018. With all due respect, I find this an annoying hab...
by Kakkaji
13 Nov 2017 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 17422

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

ramana wrote:Which Mohammad?
That Bandasura has codified every repugnant atrocity as a religious practice

Such a human can't be for he is so vile that he is incarnation of Satan if he existed.


That was the theme of 'Satanic Verses' by Salman Rushdie.
by Kakkaji
13 Nov 2017 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Did SP-5 and SP-7 fly yet?
by Kakkaji
08 Nov 2017 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 112025

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Seems like, in the name of improvements, they are tying up the Arjun project in knots - to the point where it is being slowly throttled to death. :x From what I have read in military literature, it is usually one tank in a squadron that has trawlers/ flails that clears the path through a minefield, ...
by Kakkaji
06 Nov 2017 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

How does the army chief know that some foreign rifle will meet the requirement? Hakeem Saheb: The army chief knows, because he believes in the first axiom of Indian procurement (military or otherwise): "The worst imported maal is better than the best desi maal." :) Jokes apart, I think th...
by Kakkaji
06 Nov 2017 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

"Therefore the 7.62 wins."

Yes, but Shukla's story say the plans are the opposite; that the army does not want to provide the imported 7.62mm rifles to the CI units like RR.
by Kakkaji
06 Nov 2017 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

From the Shukla story: The chief explains the army has evaluated two different weapons philosophies. The assault rifle it has chosen for the infantry is a weapon optimised for conventional war, with a longer range and a larger bullet that kills or completely incapacitates the enemy soldiers that it ...
by Kakkaji
05 Nov 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thanks
by Kakkaji
05 Nov 2017 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

Stupid question:

Is Ghatak 7.62mm or 5.56mm?
by Kakkaji
05 Nov 2017 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2955
Views: 251943

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From Ajai Shukla's Blog: Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat: Agreed to build Railway bridges to boost Army’s image Army chief responds to criticism about military being used on civil engineering tasks By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 2nd Nov 17 Army chief, General Bipin Rawat says he has directed the army...
by Kakkaji
05 Nov 2017 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528112

Re: Small Arms Thread

Latest from Ajai Shukla. Infantry to get foreign rifles, others to get 'made in India' The army’s highest levels have arrived at a vital decision that could open the doors to buying new rifles for the entire army, while remaining within a strained procurement budget. The decision is to equip infantr...
by Kakkaji
04 Nov 2017 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2744
Views: 155120

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

In a big boost to defence, India successfully tests glide bomb NEW DELHI: India on Friday successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed, lightweight ‘glide bomb’ at Chandipur in Odisha. The ‘smart anti-airfield weapon’ (SAAW), developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Res...
by Kakkaji
30 Oct 2017 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 345083

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

This might interest ramanaji: Pune: Electronic artillery fuse manufacturing facility launched at BEL A STATE-OF-THE-ART electronic artillery fuse manufacturing facility was launched at the Pune unit of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on October 27. The development comes after a ‘compliance report’ from...
by Kakkaji
29 Oct 2017 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 432067

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If we do order 36 more Rafales for the IAF, then the offsets this time should be focused on Dassault's help in quick design, testing and productionizing of LCA Mk2. Dassault doesn't have a competing single-engine fighter, so they should be more willing to help with LCA Mk2 than Saab. Admiral Rakesh:...
by Kakkaji
29 Oct 2017 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bank cleanup roadmap: Capital infusion first, restructuring later The contours of the Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation programme for public sector banks have begun to emerge, with the government setting a target of “three quarters”, spread across the current fiscal and the next, to get the plan ...
by Kakkaji
28 Oct 2017 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What does India need nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for? The USN sphere of operations is the entire globe, hence they use nuke-powered carriers and its accompanying paraphenelia to fight wars far from their shores. In India's case, we only need to patrol the Indian Ocean (all talk about steaming ...
by Kakkaji
28 Oct 2017 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2448
Views: 306829

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Lot of details, hence posting in full: L&T to invest ₹500 cr in missile-integrated facility CHENNAI, OCTOBER 27: Larsen & Toubro has shortlisted Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat to set up its missile-integrated facility at an investment of around ₹500 crore, in a joint venture with French...
by Kakkaji
27 Oct 2017 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Check out Ajai Shukla's latest. No nuke power for Vishal
by Kakkaji
24 Oct 2017 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Tata nano was a paradigm-changing product. Too bad it did not find market acceptance. :(
by Kakkaji
23 Oct 2017 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 112025

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Necessary changes made to main battle tank Arjun Mark II: DRDO The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman S Christopher today said necessary modifications have been made to the advanced version of the indigenous Arjun Mark II main battle tank as recommended by the Army. The D...
by Kakkaji
21 Oct 2017 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

So much for the slowdown: Durables shrug off slow start to log dhamaka sales in festive season KOLKATA: Despite a slow start, sales of television, refrigerator and washing machines grew 8-10 per cent in volume terms this festive season, dispelling industry's fears that the impact of the Goods and Se...
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2017 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thanks Indranil ji
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2017 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 432067

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Why aren't we ordering more Su-30 MKIs to top up the numbers in the twin-engine area.
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2017 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

That recent report is from November of last year. By the way, was HAL supposed to have reached a production rate of 8 per year by now? Indranil ji You had reported that the SP-5 will fly by end of September. What is the status now? It is so frustrating becuse, in the current situation, every day's ...
by Kakkaji
16 Oct 2017 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2076
Views: 184894

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

NEW DELHI - KOTA JN - NAGDA JN - RATLAM - VADODARA JN – SURAT – BORIVALI - MUMBAI CENTRAL. As such the Mumbai - New Delhi Route Bullet Trains might not go via Ahmedabad Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif The two lines will connect at Vadodara, so the Mumbai-Delhi HSR shoul...
by Kakkaji
08 Oct 2017 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164906

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

I was also a supporter of all rotary wing and CAS aircraft going to the Army, CPMF getting their own air wing etc, until this report made me sit up: BSF pilot raises red flags: Trainees flying VIPs, planes unkept Maybe the IAF is right. Skills and experience in maintaining and operating aircraft and...
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2017 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rishi_Tri wrote:We shall need sacks of anti depressants..

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 958656.cms


Not to worry Saar, there are still 11 steps to go through. :wink:
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2017 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There is CNC stage - contract negotiation. HAL needs to agree to price and is well known to demand their pound of flesh . They have clout as well can certainly push as well. Beyond that I wont be able to comment. Vidur Ji: I am confused :-? HAL is a company owned by the Govt of India. So, in buying...
by Kakkaji
05 Oct 2017 06:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In Modi's speech today, he has referred to these people as modern-day 'Shalya'. 8)

I think it is an apt description.
by Kakkaji
05 Oct 2017 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Re. Mk1A, have they selected the AESA radar for it yet. IIRC the tenders were to be opened in April, and Elta, Selex, and Raytheon were in the race.

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