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by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2019 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3733
Views: 490591

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^
Why is rice on the floor and not in the pot? :-?
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is this order going to go to the OFB, or is DRDO ready to share technology with a private company for production?
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2399
Views: 280304

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Pakistan 'surreptitiously usurped' land belonging to Kartarpur gurdwara: Officials Pakistan has "surreptitiously usurped" lands belonging to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in the name of developing a corridor for the convenience of pilgrims and objected to most of the Indian proposals for t...
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480718

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Infra development, clearing backlog of defence purchases to be priorities for future: FM Arun Jaitley Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday the government's priority for the future would be infrastructure development and clearing backlog of defence procurement, among others. Development of rura...
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but: Defence Ministry plans to buy 10 lakh hand grenades for combat troops NEW DELHI: At a time when tensions with Pakistan are heightened, the Defence Ministry is likely to consider a proposal to buy 10 lakh multi-mode hand grenades for the Indian Army und...
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165535

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The notion that the villagers are not loyal to the PA is not correct. You can hear them sloganeering as they march him down to the PA jeep. I agree. I don't think POK villagers will knowingly beat a Pakistani pilot. Even if they did not like Pakistan (which I doubt because these Mirpuris are as pro...
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165535

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Kakkaji wrote:
sudeepj wrote:Ji is quite common.


Agree with sudeepj. 'ji' and 'janaab' are common expressions on Paki TV. 'Huzoor' is only heard in old Bollywood Lakhnawi Muslim period movies :wink: , not in colloqial Urdu either in India or Pakistan.
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165535

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Gentle pooch: Do POKis say "JI" to Pakis? Isn't that desi/yindoo? Don't they say Hujoor or something like that? Maybe POKi polis are not as stupid as India Todin Captain Haneef? Ji is quite common. Agree with sudeepj. 'ji' and 'janaab' are common expressions on Paki TV. 'Huzoor' is only h...
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2019 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165535

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

At 4sec in https://www.samaa.tv/video/2019/02/watch-a-kashmiri-civilian-narrates-how-he-caught-indian-pilot-abhinandan/ he says something like "chatri hawa me ghoom rahi thi... teen chatri.. ak chali gayi XXX ki tarfa.. ak hamari gau me giri hai..." What is XXX that he said? His gau is Ho...
by Kakkaji
06 Mar 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Folks: Many of us are disappointed that indigenous designs are not being selected for INSAS replacement. I, for one, was rooting for the INSAS Mk1C (?) as it had cleared all the trials over several months, and all improvements asked by the army had been made. When the order seemed to be imminent, th...
by Kakkaji
01 Mar 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3485
Views: 341263

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Picture of Abhinandan at Wagah. I can see stadium chairs in the background. (This is for Admiral Rakesh :wink: )

https://www.jagran.com/news/national-surgical-strike-2-abhinandan-varthanam-return-live-update-lb-19002994.html?src=p1

धन्य है वह माता जिसने इस वीर सपूत को जन्म दिया
by Kakkaji
01 Mar 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3485
Views: 341263

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sheikh Rasheed said “there is a Madarssa there but it is insignificant”. He says the IAF strike only destroyed some trees

Why are we expecting Pakistanis to admit any losses on their side? It will not happen
by Kakkaji
27 Feb 2019 04:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124653

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

^^ I have been watching Paki channels for a long time now. Their minds, all of them, are full of Ummah garbage. So, to them, even nuclear war is rational for Pakistan. Their logic is: if Pakistan is destroyed, there are 50+ more Muslim nations that will survive. But if India is destroyed, they would...
by Kakkaji
27 Feb 2019 04:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124653

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Shekhar Gupta's advise to Immu Pathanwalah Bhailog...what do I boast about my sense of pride? Its soaring high...congratulations to all of us. Next thing on To Do list: Eliminate Dawood RAW style The look on the faces of all the jernails in Immy's meeting tells the story, much more truthfully than ...
by Kakkaji
22 Feb 2019 07:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 830980

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

The timeline for Mk1A (first flight 2022) does not seem right. When originally proposed by HAL as a stopgap before Mk2, it was supposed to be ready in 2 years IIRC. With this timeline, I hope the IAF orders 3-4 more squadrons of Mk1-FOC to fill the gap before Mk1A is ready for production. What I don...
by Kakkaji
09 Feb 2019 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Saar, what can govt do if IA has decided it will in no way accept any of the OFB solutions? So who's going to operate the AK factory if not the OFB? If they made a mess of the QC with the INSAS they can make a royal mess of it with the new AK's too. I never underestimate the capacity of OFB to mess...
by Kakkaji
08 Feb 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Pardon me if already posted before. This story gives some details of the Sig716 procurement: Breaking News: India buys 72,000 SIG Sauer 716-G2 These rifles will mainly be used by troops deployed along the nearly 3 600 km long border along China. The delivery of the new SIG Sauer 716-G2 rifles is exp...
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

Another head-spinner for me in this saga, is the recent news story that the Russians are trying to upsell AK-203 in place of AK-103, at a higher price of course. That beats the purpose of getting a large number of rifles that are cheaper compared to the western imports. :-?
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

If that is the case what is the need for buying limited number of rifles in 7.62x51? Won't the new Ak-103 purchase take care of everything, for a lower price? After all our troops seem to prefer the AKM during COIN ops in Kashmir and I haven't heard any complaints about the stopping power of the 7....
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2019 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defexpo_2018_india_news_show_daily/insas_1c_assault_rifle_to_partially_replace_predecessor_in_indian_army.html INSAS 1C assault rifle to partially replace predecessor in Indian army In early 2017, it was announced that INSAS rifles were to be retired and replaced by ...
by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2019 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 178
Views: 24577

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

IMHO Gen. VK Singh should have been made the MoD to start with. He has the domain knowledge, and is a go-getter.
by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 178
Views: 24577

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

DAC approval means nothing. It is the aaproval by the CCS that we should track.

These days, even after CCS approval, actual contracts take months to sign.
by Kakkaji
24 Dec 2018 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 487714

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

MMRCA. 1.0 was planned to replace the Mig-23 and Mig-27 IIRC.
by Kakkaji
15 Dec 2018 00:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 830980

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

Our target should be that LCA must be better than Indian upgraded Mig21s & Chinese copy of Mig21s, Rest is bonus. What is the point of such posts? :roll: The Tejas is way beyond what the Bison or J-7s are capability wise, that there is no point discussing how much of an improvement it is over t...
by Kakkaji
14 Dec 2018 22:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480718

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This isn’t Sparta! Why Das may succeed where Patel failed Patel’s job was to communicate and he failed: Economic Times wrote a story in the early days of the crisis how industrialists and bankers are making a beeline to the corridors of power in Delhi to vent their grievances about their financing ...
by Kakkaji
11 Dec 2018 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3929
Views: 567318

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL's made in India light chopper now Siachen-ready, tested to 20,000 feet In an organisation where engineers and technicians still smart over Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's recent statement that HAL was not competent to manufacture the Rafale fighter under licence, there is quiet vindicatio...
by Kakkaji
07 Dec 2018 02:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426452

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Railways having visionary and hard-driving ministers like Suresh Prabhu and Piyush Goyal has helped.

Ministers like Goyal, Pradhan, and Gadkari are performing at par with the best corporate CEOs in the world. The PSUs under them respond accordingly.
by Kakkaji
29 Nov 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 618
Views: 94568

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Looks like we are stuck with the Mig-29K for the Vikramaditya and the Vikrant.

Is the Mig-29K a totally hopeless case, or can we work with Russia in a concerted way, like we did for the SU-30MKI, to fix its issues?

Just a thought.
by Kakkaji
28 Nov 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2399
Views: 280304

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Not sure of its a mistake or intentional. Some burnol moments for sure. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/chinese-tv-show-entire-jammu-kashmir-as-part-of-india/articleshow/66806993.cms NEW DELHI: China's state-run television CGTN in a significant move has portrayed Pakistan Occupied...
by Kakkaji
25 Nov 2018 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 229411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I think the Talwar deal is mainly to build numbers quickly. The Navy knows that the PSU shipyards will not deliver in time, hence it uses the Russian shipyards in parallel as insurance against PSU delays. I do agree that pvt sector shipyards like L&T and Pipavav should get orders to build more w...
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

15% emergency purchase direct procurement in line with DPP (Sig 716) 60% sector through competitive trials (ofb likely to compete with R2 in these) and manufacture. 25% OFB made ( if R2 meets GQSR then these are assured orders) Sounds like Quota/ Reservation policy applied to arms procurement. :eek:
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426452

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also should look into Blr - Mysore - Coimbatore route and Coimbatore - Chennai perhaps touching Salem etc as well as the next expansion of the above. Semi-HSR (200kmph) apparently costs half as much as HSR (>300kmph), and could be ideal for these intercity connections. Each of the four zonal cluste...
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 19:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426452

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Heck, the german study says MAS-mys can be done in 2h25m. https://t.co/osNppw1lMK If the Germans offer financing on the same terms as the Japanese have provided for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR, then I say we should immediately go for this project. Similarily, the French were studying the Delhi-Chandig...
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426452

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indian Railways looks to export world-class trains! Coach factories to take bulk orders for new revenue stream For potential customers under the proposed policy, the national transporter is looking at Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The report said that Indian Railways is seeking altern...
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769250

Re: Small Arms Thread

1 Rifle, 2 targets: Industry confused over army move NEW DELHI: The Army’s search for a new assault rifle to arm its troops has left the private industry utterly confused as two parallel procurement procedures seem to be in play — one a competitive process with the Indian industry in the lead and t...
by Kakkaji
24 Nov 2018 17:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426452

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I think the Bangalore-Chennai-Hyderabad triangle can easily support HSR
by Kakkaji
21 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1019807

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

From all news reports linked above, it appears that the IGLA-S is seriously deficient in meeting the IA's requirements.

Our procurement process is so convoluted, and protracted, that we are never able to procure the best quality/ price combination. :(

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