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by chola
16 Feb 2019 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

Every time there is attack we get knee jerk simplistic responses which get forgotten, Pakistan will not behave as long it lasts. Yes we need a response, lets not get into Hyperbole and self flagellation. Population transfers are impossible. Sorry but the India and Pakistan we have today were create...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

Yes, the Israeli response. I prefer the Burmese one. The whole damned terrorist supporting population should be forced out. where exactly? Pok? How? Starting a pogrom? Even if you do so, it won't help. On the contrary it has the potential to enflame Muslims across the country and internationally as...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

I didnt propose using nukes sir. Here is China which is using both JEM and TSP to attack. We dont have any levers against China other than economic. Secondly retaliation need not be proportionate, it has to be debilitating. And it has been 70+ years with so tens of thousands of lives lost and its a...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

this is why the family must be kicked out and the house bulldozed Kashmir View @KashmirView Thousands reach militant’s house in Pulwama to offer funeral prayers https://goo.gl/fb/rs1zZu #Kashmir Yes, the Israeli response. I prefer the Burmese one. The whole damned terrorist supporting population sh...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

If Modi says he will retaliate means he would , He said he has given free hand to the armed forces. Dont expect any white paper stating time , date and options .......Chances are these Jihadis from JEM would have left all their HQ and training grounds when they attacked CRPF 2 days back ...... This...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 835
Views: 103491

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Like their drone industry, private players are appearing in their space one. Red capitalism. It’s no joke. These can’t but have an effect on their innovation, research and development going forward. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/10/china-increases-investment-in-emerging-private-space-industry.html Ch...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

Step-3 - Purge all anti-indian sentiments of Kashmir valley. The fence on the LOC has gates in it. True, and we can run free bus services to those who want to go. But most people would rather stay put and continue their nonsense in J&K. Hence my q, how exactly do we achieve this goal? And no go...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

Whatever we want to say about the chinis, we can’t say they don’t know how to deal with terrorism or with the religion of peace in particular. Cheen tracks every single one of them and then imprisons or eliminates whole families of potential religious terrorists. https://gizmodo.com/leaky-database-r...
by chola
16 Feb 2019 09:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ Understood Sir. For what it is worth, I believe your views are highly respected here, Chetak ji.
by chola
15 Feb 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427778

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

we need to move away from the cult and mystique of the individual ace air warrior to a dal roti unsexy "system of systems" approach where increasingly, the electronic superiority of radars, EW, missiles and loiter time plays a bigger role in achieving the desired effect of chasing the ene...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

^^^ We will hit Pakistan but like the surgical strikes the effects will always be fleeting — unless we want a general war with the naPakis now. And even if we reduce Pakistan to dust will that stop the terrorists? In fact, it will probably increase 10-fold with more cave dwellers. Things done within...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 16:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ But Chetak ji, the Dhruv has been a very successful program overall. Don’t you think so? I recall some issues initially with altitude perfirmances and a series of maintenance problems. The Ecuadorian thing was probably pilot error or more lack of support and training from the customer than any h...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 835
Views: 103491

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Vips wrote:
Expect a Gripen v/s LCA Tejas redux.


I hope not. I was one of those early keyboard warriors in the LCA/J-10 flameswars nearly two decades ago.

AMCA does have the edge of experience from the LCA — provided that we learnt anything.
by chola
15 Feb 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 835
Views: 103491

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

JayS wrote:
chola wrote:The Koreans have cut steel on their 5th gen. Been watching the race between the KFX, the Turkish TFX and our AMCA.




Steel..??



Figure of speech. lol.

It could be aluminum or alloy or who knows what else the Koreans might have concocted.
by chola
15 Feb 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 835
Views: 103491

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The Koreans have cut steel on their 5th gen. Been watching the race between the KFX, the Turkish TFX and our AMCA. https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1096084253664821249 Today KAI held a ceremony in order to celebrate the manufacturing / 'cutting' of the first bulkhead, which is the ma...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 796
Views: 42486

Re: Pulwama Attack

Time to do in Kashmir what Cheen has done in Xinjiang. When the locals are rallying around a suicide bomber and mobbing officials who are investigating then a line is crossed. Control every single inch and track the entire f*cking population. Squeeze out, imprison and kill every possible terrorist a...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 14:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Cheen had invited a number of Tier 1/2 suppliers to develop stuff in cheen. Once the work is done, and the 919 is flying, they were sent home with a "thank you.. we will take it from here". "We still hold a lot of things they do not know" is the self consolation these poor folk ...
by chola
15 Feb 2019 14:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I know from personal experience of the industrial infrastructure base in srilanka and malayasia and nothing in India compares to that and yet they are much smaller countries as well as much smaller economies. Sri Lanka? Malaysia I can believe because they do have world class corporations there espe...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2750
Views: 363036

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

slick Cheen scifi film opens to rave reviews 0LW6smaU3Xw The flick made $420M in 8 days. With that kind of money we will see more of these. I wish Bolly/Tolly/Kolly/Mollywood could grace us with good sci-fi. The chinis, Koreans and especially Japs do better LotR-type fantasies and sci-fi and it has...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427778

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

9 ) Grp Captain says even today you cant beat Mig-29 in dog fight with contemporary aircraft having Canard and TVC Yah, but the IAF decided to make SU-30MKI its backbone. To be perfectly honest, the Fulcrum feels like the MiG-21 to me. A legacy aircraft. Everywhere in the world, it is at most a com...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748121

Re: Small Arms Thread

Firearms had been around for centuries and the standard firing mechanism had pretty much been the same for the past 100 years. I REFUSE to believe that a phoren rifle (unlike a ship or aircraft) can be that much better than anything domestic. Problem in this specific case (small arms) is not domest...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427778

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

John, that is really weird. Not that I am discounting what you are saying. But what is the reason for disassembling 21 functional aircraft? If they did not want it, could they not have sold it off to another country? Also, this may be a long shot...but I will still ask. Do we know in which areas th...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4506
Views: 748121

Re: Small Arms Thread

I feel like crying..... Are these tears of joy? Tears of joy over the complete papering over of our small arms industry? Going to the AK-103 and 7.62 will erase whatever legacy we had from the INSAS endeavor. Was INSAS so bad that we cannot improve or rechamber in a second generation? My god, even ...
by chola
14 Feb 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3636
Views: 272383

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The simulator on Indian soil since 2012 but training did not began until 2016? So basically we were bargaining over price while our pilots were flying the aircraft.

Safety was literally sacrificed for want of a few more rupees.
by chola
14 Feb 2019 14:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes a Theft or RE or Lic Production would at best tell you how good the other guy is and what is the benchmark he can set to make yourself better or reach that goal. You still need Industrial capacity backed by many thousand big and small industries , Ablity to make your own FC laws , Good Mastery ...
by chola
13 Feb 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10858

Re: Aero India 2019

^^^ Please, info on these:
1) Saras
2) Sitara
3) HTT-40

Nearly no information on these programs for months on end. Everything else like the Tejas and AMCA we can get from press or here.
by chola
13 Feb 2019 12:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes so is C919 is a copy of A-320 having even similar dimension generally and in many cases identical , they have been assembling A320 in china afterall :lol: Innovation is not a Chinese forte in most cases but they steal and copy paste it well to the I's and T's even that is an art and science in ...
by chola
13 Feb 2019 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

every commercial a/c has such a radar. Bendix & honeywell are important co in that space. speed is set to lower when entering turbulent clouds with hail inside. Yah I had assume so GD, just rare to see one with the nose opened up. Too use to seeing it on fighters. The Rear Mounted Engine design...
by chola
13 Feb 2019 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202704

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

On the surface not a bad thing to expand mil contracting to private firms. But the iniative can’t help but eat into possible sales of HAL’s helo wing. https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india-seeks-to-short-list-bidders-for-111-naval-helicopters/amp_articleshow/67961789.cms India seeks to short list b...
by chola
13 Feb 2019 10:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Not something you see everyday. Nose radar on a chini ARJ-21 regional jet. Should be a weather radar no? https://i.ibb.co/W2LR01P/A93-E956-E-79-F3-4273-8-E31-C53389-F90308.jpg https://i.ibb.co/N9bpc9X/AFE7-E240-25-EF-4-A37-ADBA-E24-FEEA4-B6-F5.jpg https://i.ibb.co/gyTyrsT/AD2294-D3-DC27-46-C6-BA2-C-...
by chola
11 Feb 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

LOL. The paki site locked threads on the Varyag going to the PN. Those got a lot of derision from the local TFTAs. “So I see our whole navy will be composed of exactly one carrier with our budget ...“
by chola
11 Feb 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/VinodDX9/status/1094621330782150657?s=20 —> The original plan for Chinese Aircraft Carriers program: Total Six carriers - CV-16 CV-17, based on CV-16, modified CV-18, flat top, conventional powered, IEPS CV-19, modified, convectional powered CV-20, nuclear powered,10000+ T displ...
by chola
11 Feb 2019 01:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5064
Views: 387201

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Let this serve as a kick-in-our-pants: https://mobile.twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1094627571705073666 East Pendulum @HenriKenhmann Trois C919 - 102, 103, 104 - dans la FAL à Shanghai. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDl91eVAAUGvj4.jpg Time to get at least a desi regional jet going.
by chola
10 Feb 2019 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ It is not a matter of underestimating. It is a matter of looking at the right strategy. I have no doubt based strictly on numbers alone that any war between Cheen and India will result in an Indian victory. You don’t even have to guess what our training advantages are. And we have better trainin...
by chola
10 Feb 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They have zero combat experience for the last 40 years which is a huge time period to go without right feedback. So they have a real problem on hands. Only a problem if they were dumb enough to start a war or someone else were bold enough to give one to them. If they had no war in last 40 years wha...
by chola
09 Feb 2019 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Navy chief says the US needs to hit first and get 'muscular' with Russian and Chinese ships How? The problem is roos and chinis operate close to home waters with Unkil sending ships from afar. They will always have the bigger supporting cast (not just their navies) to crowd you out. Unless Unkil us...
by chola
09 Feb 2019 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 835
Views: 103491

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Based on the harrier interview, fundamentally a useless aircraft, when faced with proper jets. Just because you cannot have catapult, you fly a very difficult jet and provides no guarantees of winning. Ofcourse the noise of those engine is phenomenal and great tv material. The SHar had a radar. It ...
by chola
08 Feb 2019 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

its the sinoMIC version of MNREGA LOL. With Trump killing their export engine, they’ll be turning to the sinoMIC to provide more jobs to their rural masses. There is literature out there that they do not have enough pilots and sailors to crew their new toys. But jobwise, during peace time, it is a ...
by chola
08 Feb 2019 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3555
Views: 593465

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ I know of those but hardly encounters on what the USN, Japan and Taiwan endure. Those are in transit to phoren places not routine challenges on LOCs. For Japan, those are in the 100s every year. The Japanese air self defense forces scrambled 850 times against chini planes (and another 200 agains...
by chola
07 Feb 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 119742

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Paki fighter squadrons. Many still flying ancient Mirages and MiG-21 clones. https://i.ibb.co/d5CT5Yw/563-E0-FD9-0-F06-4654-ACB3-4-ACB2527-BAFE.jpg CCS is Combat Commander School squadron that trains a particular type: Sky Bolts - Mirage Fierce Dragons - Blunder Dashings - F-7 Aggressors - F-16

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