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by chola
06 Jan 2021 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Rakesh, I've high respect for Brar ji. And I have the same for you despite the insinuations. (In fact, I'm sorely disappointed that the person I've known for decades here as the "Admiral" would treat now me as clown at best and a PRC propagandist at worst.) But I can said that I doubt ...
by chola
06 Jan 2021 00:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

BRF certainly does not want to be promoting Chinese propaganda based on their production numbers. And since you requested him to take it offline (by asking him to email you), perhaps he can fulfill his fantasies in that manner. We are not interested in reinventing this thread in some alternate form...
by chola
05 Jan 2021 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Rakesh wrote:10 years for another Vikrant Class vessel versus 15 to 20 years for a CATOBAR vessel. The ball lies in the Navy's court.


I think the IN would gladly order and receive a STOBAR in 10 years as long as it doesn't affect them getting a CATOBAR in 20 years.
by chola
05 Jan 2021 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ What?! When the hell did this happen?
by chola
05 Jan 2021 07:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

by dhoti-shivering estimates, they may have 4 - 5 CATOBAR aircraft carriers. ... * Build completion by tomorrow * Fitting Out by the end of the next day * Trials the day after and commissioning on Sunday. How else Saar are you going to make us dhoti shiver? Saar, I only posted an guesstimate becaus...
by chola
04 Jan 2021 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

If we want to seriously look at what Cheen's strategy is in Ladakh then we need to look at their modus operandi in the SCS, the Taiwan Strait and Japan. Forget these fear fantasies of Cheen attacking the IA in a conventional war like 1962. This current chini military has shown every evidence that it...
by chola
04 Jan 2021 08:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215625

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Agreed. What I was referring to was about delay in placing order for F404s and that RR engine shouldn't be a reason for that. The RR engine is for AMCA onlee. The 1As will have F404s. (MWF will have F414.) So we better get an order placed for F404s. But can an engine order even be placed without th...
by chola
04 Jan 2021 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Read the tweet below from Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar (retd), the former AOC of Western Air Command. This is why no IAF officer - if holding the office of CDS - will release scarce CAPEX for a bells-and-whistles carrier anytime soon. And the length of time this project takes to get sanctioned is ...
by chola
03 Jan 2021 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1825
Views: 377078

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

^^^ Yes, the fear is we would get the same batch that Algeria had returned because the Algerians found that the parts in them were severely old and worn:
http://idrw.org/careful-india-mig-29-of ... r-quality/
by chola
03 Jan 2021 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087573

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

^^^ Nuts. Banning chini apps won't affect the CCP much. They themselves are going after Alibaba, TikTok and other chini SM/SW companies because they erode their manic control over the Chinese populace. Where you hurt them are bans against their infrastructure and manufacturing firms which mainly SOE...
by chola
02 Jan 2021 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 798195

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^ Where is that illustration originally from? I'm hoping for a disk instead of a balance beam.
by chola
02 Jan 2021 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

4. Most of all I learnt things about us - that our military is not as weak people think vis a vis China, how terrain plays a role even in air operations, the criticiality of terrain even in Air ops, our significant edge in ethos, experience, tactics, training. Vidur ji. I've always been surprised b...
by chola
02 Jan 2021 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028285

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ Unlike the US, the trendlines for India is exceptionally good. So unless something unforeseen happens, Indians should hold steady and by the time the vaccines arrive we might be able to completely annihilate the virus from India. We were close to 1 lakh cases a day in September. On Jan 1st, we h...
by chola
02 Jan 2021 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^ True, the chinis can't take advantage of a vacuum that was created precisely because the US had disengaged from the global stage to focus on clobbering the chinis.
by chola
02 Jan 2021 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Hari Nair, Manjugu, Philip, jamwal, rohitvats, chola, Deans, What did 2020 reveal to each of you about the Chinese you did not know earlier? For me, 2020 revealed that they have a large naval base directly across from a beach resort in Hainan. The watchers community is looking forward to many more ...
by chola
02 Jan 2021 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We need Xi or Xi like character in China. More they get over confident of their power, more trouble they will create. And China creating trouble is what we want. Agree 100% Xi dies and it becomes an excuse for Western countries, especially the non-Anglosphere ones to work again with Cheen. In fact,...
by chola
01 Jan 2021 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700711

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

This is bit OT, but relevant for national security, as everything fundamentally depends on money. Getting shown as 10T Dollar economy has multiple factors. As the Chinis have shown, you can get there using currency manipulation. Instead of R 70 to a dollar, what if we are Rs 7, like the Chinese? We...
by chola
01 Jan 2021 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@Admiral EMALS related. They've been testing catapults both EM and steam for years with a J-15T cat-capable variant. dafeng cao @dafengcao Xingcheng J-15T EMALS test. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDtFMRPWsAAs_w9?format=jpg&name=small https://mobile.twitter.com/Cengiz_Karablut/status/1330860448229...
by chola
01 Jan 2021 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@ Admiral Latest on their carrier AEW. https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1344912029379919873 @Rupprecht_A @RupprechtDeino And another major news Face with open mouth... the first clear images - ok, at least parts of it - of the XAC KJ-600 carrierborne AEW. And the most important piece...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Apparently, that new photo of the Vikrant came from a chini commercial satellite: https://mobile.twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1344492005263609867 ---> One of China's commercial satellite imagery providers recently published images of #Kochi, #India where one of the tiles photographed the #IndianNavy...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028285

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The second shot is critical. https://www.businessinsider.com/emergency-room-doctor-positive-covid-19-after-pfizer-vaccine-2020-12 An emergency-room doctor tested positive for coronavirus 9 days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work. Josh Mugele worked the night shift on...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468244

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Rafale. Rafale. RAFALE. Desperation begets delusions: https://www.geo.tv/latest/327350-better-than-indias-rafael-pakistan-starts-production-of-advanced-jf-17-thunder-block-iii-aircraft Better than India’s Rafale: Pakistan starts production of advanced JF-17 Thunder Block III aircraft Probably the on...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ The Admiral asked me for that! Please don't ban me permanently.
by chola
31 Dec 2020 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110302

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

But one can make an educated guess and state that the Chinese are not close to what the US Navy has. Would you agree with that assessment? ... But since I claimed that the Chinese will have mastered the systems that the US Navy also has, in 10 years, where would that leave the Indian Navy in 2031? ...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Green top? I do not think that any navy ship wants to stand out in a vast ocean. It is probably not the final coating but if it were, it wouldn't be anywhere near the bright orange "Please Bomb Me" color of the old USSR Navy! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/e7/84/09e784976e00eeb2ac16f05...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ No Saar, I have no timeline for any of that stuff. Which you obviously know I wouldn't have. Why would I or anyone else outside the Great Wall? All we have is the CATOBAR being built, the KJ-600 is a project and the J-15 is still being produced. And I did not give "vague" answers on th...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3560
Views: 611715

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Really? India has operationally fielded a 4+ generation aircraft, landed a variant on the carrier, developed and fielded an AEW&C, SSBN, launches its own satellites and has a missile program that is right up there alongside the best in the world. Turkey hasn't even flown a trainer yet which, at...
by chola
31 Dec 2020 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ Admiral, I can assure you that their equipment will suck compared to the Amreekis' in every aspect. And I can predict that with near absolute certainty. But they will have a CATOBAR, a fixed-wing AEW and a J-15 that will now be able to launch with full load. And, unless they will stupidly and su...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3560
Views: 611715

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^^^ Well, Brar ji, they are aggressive in their vision. You have to give them that! Their drone industry after the Armenian/Azerbaijan conflict had proven that the Turks are no joke. And there were other signs too -- the T129 winning the Paki tender, the Anadolu being laid down only in 2018 and desp...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468244

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Interesting livery spotted at Kamra. It's actually a JF-17 for Nigeria. Significance is that the assembly for even exported JF-17s are in Pakistan not China. Possibly no assembly line in Cheen exists at all since the PLAAF never accepted it] Nope this is for Paki H&D. When Myanmar ordered JF17 ...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Yes! The flight deck looks closer to ready! Finally, actual news about the Vikrant in the Vikrant thread :lol: https://mobile.twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1344282118961041411 Amiet R. Kashyap @Amitraaz · 2h IAC-1(Vikrant) with anti-skid military-grade chemsol epoxy coating on the deck. https://pbs.tw...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3421
Views: 872061

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I hope, I hope, I HOPE the LPDs get off the ground (and I hope they will be larger LHDs -- Juan Carlos or Mistral.)

But there is nothing concrete just like MCMs. Even the reduced numbers seem more aspirations than anything substantive.
by chola
30 Dec 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3560
Views: 611715

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Dee Turks dream very big! (If true.) BTW, the Andalu suffered a fire and they won't get any F-35s from Unkil. https://mobile.twitter.com/AceJacee/status/1343410475674042368 AceJace Flag of TurkeyFlag of Germany @AceJacee #Turkey/#Türkiye: Erdogan and SSB CEO Prof Dr Ismail Demir said Turkey is worki...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468244

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis said to have started JF-17 block III production. They also introduced 14 dual-seat JF-17Bs. The level of nonsense PAF does just to get a PR brownie point. Which country manages to get a jet in to mass production within a year of 1st flight? We hear the bs of PL15 being available on JF17. No p...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468244

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Interesting livery spotted at Kamra. It's actually a JF-17 for Nigeria. Significance is that the assembly for even exported JF-17s are in Pakistan not China. Possibly no assembly line in Cheen exists at all since the PLAAF never accepted it. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqeqwGcXIAEZX6W?format=jpg&...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468244

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis said to have started JF-17 block III production. They also introduced 14 dual-seat JF-17Bs. https://mobile.twitter.com/BhittaniKhannnn/status/1344230388508594177 Asfandyar Bhittani @BhittaniKhannnn JF-17 Block 3 has entered mass production, says ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan at the induction ceremony...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028285

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile NYTimes etc are reporting that - (Few points from the story - few points/my understanding - read the full article for details) Sinopharm reports its inactivated virus COVID19 vaccine had a 79% efficacy rate in interim late-stage trials. (Last month, UAE Flag of United Arab Emirates report...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 15:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215625

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Good news. Now place the order :) https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1343589352388091905?s=20 ---> So HAL CMD pretty confirmed today that Tejas Mk1A will be delivered at the rate of 20 aircraft per year. Great news indeed! All 83 by 2024 or before 2025? A bit hard to reconcile with the delive...
by chola
30 Dec 2020 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Chinis have been studying steam catapults since 1985s, in comparison I don't think we have invested in such techs even now. If we panic buy the shornets, EMALS etc then sure we can "show" the chinis, but we'll never catch up. Isn't the latter the whole point? Chinis didn't panic when Vira...
by chola
25 Dec 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ LOL. Admiral, you are certainly entertaining. Even when you are ridiculing everything on the other side of the argument. (In the olden days, I would have tried matching your wit but I have the Damocles Sword of a permanent ban hanging over me.) No, no one is saying that the one 65K ton CATOBAR w...

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