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by Kakkaji
17 Sep 2018 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488993

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: 1445
Views: 183664

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: 2045
Views: 108683

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 4565
Views: 559265

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 4133
Views: 667185

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: 2385
Views: 475224

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: 312
Views: 34769

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: 849
Views: 171283

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: 193450

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: 2385
Views: 475224

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: 2385
Views: 475224

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: 2385
Views: 475224

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: 2153
Views: 205969

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: 193450

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: 747173

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: 108555

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: 108555

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: 4507
Views: 826432

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: 2385
Views: 475224

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: 4565
Views: 559265

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: 1103
Views: 162219

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...
by Kakkaji
31 May 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Since rupees are not sanctioned why can't the rupee be exchanged to dollar or euro in some country that has free capital convertibility. But ofcourse it will have some limitations such as volume, but it could be done if no other option is available. Which third country/ entity will accept Rupees an...
by Kakkaji
31 May 2018 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Iran will likely buy lots of rice, wheat, sugar, medicines, cars, trucks, and consumer goods from India from the Rupees it gets from India in payment for its oil. Even then, they will probably be left with a lot of surplus Rupees that will eventually have to be exchanged against dollars or Euros.
by Kakkaji
31 May 2018 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

During the Soviet era, Russia used to accept payment in Rupees for the arms it sold to India. They would then use these Rupees to buy all kinds of consumer goods from India. Even then, they accumulated a huge surplus of Rupees which, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, India had to eventually bu...
by Kakkaji
31 May 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

How will India pay Russia for the S400? Rupee payment won’t work because there isn’t much that Russia wants to buy from India
by Kakkaji
26 May 2018 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363154

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Station half of them in the Andamans and use them to hit enemy shipping in Malacca Straits round the clock.

Station other half on the western seaboard and use them to enforce the blockade on Pakiland.

80+ is not too many for us.

Or maybe it is just my flight of fancy. :wink:
by Kakkaji
25 May 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363154

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

What if the re-engined and re-equipped Jaguars are dedicated exclusively for maritime strike role, thus freeing up the MKIs and Rafales for strikes over heavily defended Pakistani and Chinese airspace?
by Kakkaji
25 May 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363154

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The Ajai Shukla story says that Honeywell will take 3 years to start supplying the new engines. So, given our procurement process, these refurbished Jags will not join before 2022. Is the IAF confident that these re-engined Jags will be useful for them for 10-20 years after 2022? If so, then they mi...
by Kakkaji
24 May 2018 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 193450

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

I’ve been itching to ask. What are stereotypical Pakistani looks? Is it the body habitus, facial hair or the actual physiognomy? Some say it’s actual ‘cruelty’ writ in the expression. It is the look of anger, at being arrested by Kafirs under Kafir laws that no Paki Mard should be forced to follow.
by Kakkaji
20 May 2018 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393019

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Another potential acquisition (VSHORAD) in trouble? Rs 27,000-crore anti-aircraft missile deal hits hurdle NEW DELHI: A mega deal to procure shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles for the Indian Army has hit controversy after competitors alleged that a Russian system was qualified even though it fail...
by Kakkaji
13 May 2018 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393019

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

A familiar story (of corruption) is repeated, and another procurement, this time for the Coast Guard, is in jeopardy: :( Airbus whistleblower's graft leak scuppered chopper deal? The Economic Times on Friday reported that Airbus Group has informed the Defence Ministry of an internal investigation in...
by Kakkaji
11 May 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475224

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

Indranil wrote:The squadron is growing in strength, both in planes and personnel and you will soon hear more good news.


Aap ke munh mein ghee shakkar, aur saath mein gaajar ka halwa. :)
by Kakkaji
09 May 2018 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667185

Re: Small Arms Thread

Whichever Galil model fits the RFP. I can barely tell one end of a rifle from another. :wink: In the Defexpo video by Danvir Singh, the ex-IA Colonel at the IWI Stall said they are submitting a Tavor and a Galil model against the RFP. I think that Galil model is the front runner. Once again it is ju...
by Kakkaji
09 May 2018 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667185

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Both RFI and RFT are offering AKMs independent of each other and both have got decent orders for the same. RFI has orders from CRPF for ghatak and RFT has orders from police forces for TAR. Edit: It is my guesstimate, but RFK might be behind the AK 103 push to keep their assembly lines working. ...
by Kakkaji
09 May 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667185

Re: Small Arms Thread

ramana wrote:CRPF comment on the Ghatak wrt Ak 47, about plastic and looks tacky etc.


Similar comments were made about INSAS also. As long as the plastic holds up, and does not crack, under the extreme weather conditions in India, it should not be a problem.

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