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by chola
20 Oct 2017 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Three and a half hours? You can literally kill people with boredom with a speech that long. Castro had the honor of the longest speech ever. Four hours and 29 minutes. Comrade Eleven Gin Pegs fell short by an hour. So the superhuman ability to drone on and on and on is in the commie DNA :shock:
by chola
19 Oct 2017 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

.... One can do only so much via RE. Flip side, there is no alternative to a local effort. Also, there is a need to have a team that looks into disruptive techs. Beyond the effort to either complete the Kaveri or dup a F414. The two teams need to constantly hook up to ensure a contemporary engine, ...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

True. Need a new company to first develop a turbojet and a line of turboprops - these could also go into the HTT 40. But why does India care so much for contract obligations - no one else does! Pakistan let the Chinese look inside the F-16, the Chinese REed the Mig-21, the SU-27, the Su-30. Why do ...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

yeah the never ending learning mode continues...we learn and in parallel the state of art advances ... always tantalisingly out of reach, with vague promises of 'full TOT' if we pay some more ... only those who went indigenous cut this gordian knot Singha ji! Missing you, Marten, Bose and others si...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

President Xi set to consolidate authority - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Why do all the standing committee members have their eyes shut? Because the fvcking speech was an epic filibuster? http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/opinions/xi-address-opinion-brown/index.html The future of China: Muscle By Kerry Brown ...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ That is a great point wih the deadly issue of MiG-21 spares and the high landing speed of the 21 itself. Necessity alone should have made us look into building a turbojet and reworking a modernized MiG-21 equivalent. But probably a combination of contract obligations — Russia would never allow u...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 18:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 958
Views: 56012

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Chola , You are simply assuming that a Debt Based Money Printing Model by China , EU , US and Jap are a sustainable one and even though the western economy grows by barely an average of 2 % they can keep printing the money in Glory and Keep Raising the Stock Prices higher and higher till perhaps th...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 598
Views: 61285

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is the difference between being designated a "Major Defense Partner" and being designated a "Major Non NATO Ally" :?: the quality of the lubricant. peanut oil just doesn't cut it when you are a "major defense partner". you need vaseline or crisco (none of the calo...
by chola
19 Oct 2017 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2920
Views: 307255

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

brar_w wrote:More EMALS and AAG Action -




Oh yeah! Will be on Vishal. I hope.
by chola
19 Oct 2017 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I have seen multiple posts regarding the need to work on a previous generation engine. If we are going to work on copying a jet engine, why not copy the 404. Which will have future application for the IAF. Because the F404 is a turbofan like the Kaveri and we cannot build the Kaveri. The same goes ...
by chola
18 Oct 2017 15:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 958
Views: 56012

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Not just chinese the EU , US , Jap CB were printing money and still do that has made market grow exponentially now we are in 9th year since 2008 and the debt today is exponentially more higher then we had in 2008 Yes you just listed the entire developed world. Printing money with seeming abandon is...
by chola
18 Oct 2017 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 562
Views: 45522

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

If getting a SSK is such a pain in the arse and at such high prices from firangis then we’d be better off going Unkil’s way with an all-nuclear sub fleet. Right now, we own the SSN capabilities through Arihant and its coming variants. We don’t with any SSK. A SSK is most useful if you have a compara...
by chola
18 Oct 2017 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Top flight report on Cheen’s carrier training air station at Huangdicun from Col. Vinayak Bhat. https://theprint.in/2017/10/17/satellite-images-reveal-china-naval-airbase/ The first airbase with possible ski ramps was noticed in June 2010 at Huangdicun near Xincheng. The airbase construction started...
by chola
18 Oct 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Clip of the J-31 opening its bay. Looks huge. https://i.imgur.com/njO21vc.gif Still no official support it seems. Probably will be hawked to Pakiland. An indication of the state of their industry when a chini PSU can design and build a prototype of a fvcking stealth fighter to pitch to the military...
by chola
17 Oct 2017 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Really! Brother of someone at BR? Photo is brilliant. Yes, the poster has permitted me to share his name - The poster is Arun_S and the pilot is his elder brother then Flt Lt and later Air Cmde Pravin K Sharma and he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for the bravery and skill. I am also told that the pho...
by chola
17 Oct 2017 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Clip of the J-31 opening its bay. Looks huge. https://i.imgur.com/njO21vc.gif Still no official support it seems. Probably will be hawked to Pakiland. An indication of the state of their industry when a chini PSU can design and build a prototype of a fvcking stealth fighter to pitch to the military....
by chola
17 Oct 2017 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Deejay sir can you give some details on what that Op was.. that's the perfect example of living on the knives rotors edge I don't have the details. It was a rescue of a climber I am told (if we are talking of the same incident - which most probably we are) on twitter. BTW, the pilot would then be b...
by chola
17 Oct 2017 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Tejas + meteor? :D :twisted: That means bye bye Astra. Not necessarily. The LCA can fire the R-73 and Python. And in fact, if the Sq. No. 45 is forced into war today, the LCA can only fire the R-73 because of the Python’s wing flutter issues. But having one does not preclude the other. Same case wo...
by chola
17 Oct 2017 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There is no flying prototype as yet,apart from a dedicated naval version which would require a lot of variations in materials used due to the salty marine environment.Airborne search radars,dunking sonars,dropping sonobuoys,hull shaped for landing on the water,capable of carrying at least two torpe...
by chola
17 Oct 2017 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I see your point and its a very valid one. Heck, Im all for paying more upfront and then get ToT and trying out various variants - that will actually help create atleast 1.5x more jobs and more tech oriented jobs than just getting kits and fitting them out in BLR or elsewhere. Why can't the govt ge...
by chola
16 Oct 2017 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Im new to TOT and RE. So out of curiosity what really stops us from better ToT or better contracts. Im sure we are as capable, if not more, as the Chinese. So, what is really the primary point of contention - is it sheer babudom not allowing this so they can make more money everytime the IA / IAF c...
by chola
16 Oct 2017 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

One, you can’t get more top of the line than the Su-35. Only the PAK FA sits higher and it is still in prototype. The Russians would never have sold them the Su-35 (or engines for the J-20 or J-31 or the JF-17) if the Cheen had tried to RE on the sly. There is no way they would sell a piddling 24 if...
by chola
15 Oct 2017 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This reverse engineering is BS . China develops stuff due R&D manufacturing facilities and shitloads of TOT agreements , imports from manufacturers around the world. Above huge investment and patience with domestic manufacturing Yup, the KEY is the deep TOT agreements they made with the French ...
by chola
14 Oct 2017 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Combat in the gray zone. An insidious, mercantile form of aggression. Well suited to a mercantile trading/manufacturing power that can’t fight. You combat this by escalating the gray zone to red and a real fight that they do not expect. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10/12/chinas-sn...
by chola
14 Oct 2017 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chola,why I've been insisting that we utilise our massive unsinkable landmass more with LRMP,strat. bombers,etc. operating from both the mainland and islands.They would get to the scene of action in the shortest time,and armed with LRCMs,ASMs like BMos,etc.,wreak havoc on any PLAN CBG ir task force...
by chola
13 Oct 2017 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Great news!!! Navy say fully operational by 2019. As opposed to previous CAG report that said 2023 before flight ops can begin. http://zeenews.india.com/india/ins-vikrant-navy-chief-reviews-construction-of-indias-indegenious-aircraft-carrier-2049749.html Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thur...
by chola
13 Oct 2017 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10150
Views: 720545

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Nowhere is it stated that "overwhelming force" is reqd. A def. analysts suggested that 3-3.5% could be devoted to India's def. budget keeping in mind the reqs. of the next 25-50 yrs.Anything less will ensure our continued harassment and attempted blackmail by the Chinese as they're doing ...
by chola
13 Oct 2017 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ I see “battleship” used all the time in the DDM whether the vessel in question is a destroyer, frigate, OPV or a minesweeper.

Don’t expect correct terminology from the dork media unless you want to tear your hair out.
by chola
12 Oct 2017 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

These pithy truisms fail to mention the fact that we cannot have domestic arms without an industry that is able to produce them in time, in adequate numbers and quality. Socialist era PSUs with lifetime jobs, time-bound promotion, retirement benefits etc have done nothing to improve the efficiency,...
by chola
12 Oct 2017 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Major piece of intel. Well respected chini mil watch site East Pendulum now says that the first launch of a J-15 from an EMALS device occurred in November of last year. It even mentioned the test pilot Cheng who has 2100 hours flying on naval aircraft. The link is in French, use google translate if ...
by chola
11 Oct 2017 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Not only underfunded, it is ridiculous that there is no wind tunnel facilities or aircraft testing facilities in India. Then it is obvious that the whole Kaveri project was a setup to fail Because we never did the needful and took the foundational steps in engine design and, especially, manufacturi...
by chola
10 Oct 2017 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I have asked this question multiple times . Will ask once again. It was known ny 2009 /10 that Kaveri will not work out for the Tejas. When it was delinked from the program. Why was a new effort not launched by GOI to build a replacement taking into consideration all the lessons learn from kaveri. ...
by chola
09 Oct 2017 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2682
Views: 134995

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

It's not the first time that I have heard of this plane. Frankly, the chances of this working is really slim. Do-228, Airvan 18 and Saras are the "Indian" 19 seaters to look out for. Probably not the first time you heard of Yadav. But I’m certain the TAC 005 is new! TAC for Thrust Aircraf...
by chola
07 Oct 2017 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ Fantastic news. If we can “plug” the NMRL's AIP in during a refit, it would be a rare feat anywhere! I think Sweden (the first AIP sub producer) was able to retrofit a few earlier subs with AIP. But most are built with AIP from the ground up. I wonder if it would be worth doung for our remaining...
by chola
07 Oct 2017 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121983

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

Services need to avoid duplicating of assets: Air Vice-Chief http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/services-need-to-avoid-duplicating-of-assets-air-vice-chief/article19777620.ece https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/914337711921668098 --> Budgetary strains due to a lack of indigenization are beginni...
by chola
07 Oct 2017 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

055 type launched. Massive destroyer this @ 13500 tons I don’t think any of the four they have building in Shanghai and Dalian are actually in the water yet. But 13K tons DDGs being built in parallel in multiple shipyards are food for thought while we wait for four Visakhapatnams at half their size...
by chola
07 Oct 2017 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222599

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

If India threatens chinese sea lanes via Malacca, is Djibouti the Chinese counter? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKu1yDXV4AEmbto?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/rajfortyseven/status/913023473999527939 #China #PLA strategical mega fortress #Djibouti has unprecedented security.Massive sto...
by chola
07 Oct 2017 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Even at peacetime Shiv sir, beg to slightly differ from you (and perhaps 99.9% of others on BRF) on this. IMHO we are not at peacetime. Never have been. Ever since our independence we have been forced into an existential war. One which will end only when either our enemy (the physical and the ideol...
by chola
06 Oct 2017 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

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Nice! A Talwar class in action. I hope we get videos. I need to stuff them in the faces of a few Pakis.

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