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by chola
15 Jun 2021 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

^^^ The Flight III AB DDGs are the same size as the Tico and P-18/NGD at 10K.

If the USN operations chief feels constrained by the Flight IIIs then what of our P-5A/B at 7.5K tons?

The P-17A is nearly the size of our current DDGs. It makes sense that our next DDGs would be much larger as well.
by chola
15 Jun 2021 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3612
Views: 656219

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Brar ji, I appreciate the answer!

But the DDG 51 Flight IIIs are 10K tons. It is the same size as a Tico cruiser. Continue in the original IN thread for P-18 discussion.
by chola
15 Jun 2021 17:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4834
Views: 527271

Re: Deterrence

India behind China & Pakistan in nuclear-warheads but not worried - Rajat Pandit, ToI India is confident of its strategic deterrence capability, which will get a greater punch with the ongoing induction of Agni-V missiles and Rafale fighters as well the commissioning of nuclear submarine INS Ar...
by chola
15 Jun 2021 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3612
Views: 656219

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The Hyundai carrier design is even better. Note bow thrusters and ramp.

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by chola
15 Jun 2021 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

Understand the budget issues but that aside, there is a need for a cruiser class, it won't be just a "pride" project: 1) Fleet defence which is the role of the US Tico class, we have nothing that can protect a CAG. It is basically every ship for itself when you only have 32 Barak 8 even on...
by chola
14 Jun 2021 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

Anyone else heard of these rumors on Project 18? This is supposed to be our cruiser (~10K tons.) Heard bits and pieces of P-18 and NGD for years. Feels like if there is smoke then maybe fire? https://mobile.twitter.com/MI6GB/status/1395368303024029696 Status of Project 18 is pretty much unknown but ...
by chola
12 Jun 2021 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862085

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

Look at where Cheen is spending its money and you can deduce where it is fighting its wars. First and foremost, they are spending trillions on the commanding heights of technology, especially silicon chips. US, EU, Japan and Cheen are now locked in this race to create local production chains for thi...
by chola
11 Jun 2021 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Complete waste of SSK ToT! No more Type-1500 (ToT thrown out) No more Scorpene (ToT about to be dustbin-ed) … No more Type-75I (after the contacted 6) The gap between each is counted in decades; so many years that the skills acquired dies with the retirements of those who worked. The cycle continue...
by chola
11 Jun 2021 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

https://mobile.twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1403036464695312384 Sandeep @SandeepUnnithan Need to hold a steady course on defence progs- #SouthKorea and India bought HDW subs in 1980s…today SoKo is offering us a variant of the HDW sub for #Project75I https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3iWNztVcAAhI3D?...
by chola
08 Jun 2021 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The only time I can remember TOT is in the Bofors deal. The irony is that we sat on that TOT for 3+ decades You just touched upon my fear for the Type 209 and the Scorpene deals. That we DID buy ToT and then sat on them for whatever reason. Just a nagging feeling that this is exactly the kind of st...
by chola
08 Jun 2021 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Is that why the IN is in negotiations with HDW right now to upgrade two or more of these boats? If we received the ToT, we should be able to upgrade them ourselves no? What you are referring to is Transfer of Production and not TOT. If we indeed got the ToT, then why the need for Scorpene and Proje...
by chola
08 Jun 2021 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

That is the precisely the point kit!!!! None of this is actually Transfer of Technology. There has NEVER been ToT to India. Why should it? And Project 75I will be the exact same thing. The only advantage in building additional Scorpenes is that the line is still open and additional boats will arriv...
by chola
07 Jun 2021 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

When India was offered the varyag by Ukraine, she was in very good condition. Though she was not operational, she was far from being the hulk that she later became when neglect and disinterest allowed her condition to deteriorate. we missed a very great opportunity by pissing off ukraine and keepin...
by chola
07 Jun 2021 17:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 523
Views: 156245

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

This is the kind of discussion this thread needs more. The inability of the Indian msme to make basic parts like mould tooling without proper handholding is quite baffling. The Japanese, Taiwanese and others reached their positions through commitment to their craft and disciplined learning over gen...
by chola
07 Jun 2021 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

I posed the Varyag question before. India was offered the hulk first by Ukraine. Before Cheen. So it always felt a great missed opportunity to me as it would have enhanced ours and delayed Cheen's carrier program in one stroke. Austin ji and other did provide answers that assuaged this feeling thoug...
by chola
06 Jun 2021 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The breakdown of the 24 is rather vague. Six of the 24 will be SSNs and six will be the P75I. I'd imagine the SSNs will be 6K tons (under P-75A) while the P-75I had always envisioned a medium sized SSK from 1.8K to 3.8K tons (3.8K being a Daewoo model.) Have no idea about the other 12. The only fir...
by chola
05 Jun 2021 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Noob pooch... Does the approved 24 Attack Subs Plan of IN also mention the Tonnage of the vessels...? The breakdown of the 24 is rather vague. Six of the 24 will be SSNs and six will be the P75I. I'd imagine the SSNs will be 6K tons (under P-75A) while the P-75I had always envisioned a medium sized...
by chola
05 Jun 2021 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40597

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

The IN was very keen on the naval rafale but the russkies were not amenable to giving us a carrier capable of embarking anything larger than the 29Ks The IN even tried for the naval sukhois to assuage the russki allergy to the french fighter but that too was negated by the russkis who only wanted t...
by chola
05 Jun 2021 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1311
Views: 288084

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

What else is new. We lost all experience gained after building the 209s. Not really surprising that post scorpean the story should be repeated. I have given up hope of us ever behaving like a rational nation on this. We paid Germany for technology transfer for our first SSK. Then wipe the slate cle...
by chola
20 May 2021 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not that I would ever want India to go though the last two months given a choice but the flip side where those East Asian states like Taiwan, Singapore, etc. are using tight border controls to close themselves off from the virus and the world will have their own issues once the world starts to open ...
by chola
19 May 2021 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2140
Views: 476882

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

BTW first images of CCP mars lander are out on Internet https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1vqJadVUAATfym?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1vqHiEVcAU0P1x?format=jpg&name=medium Looks like the rover is still on the landing craft and haven't come down yet. Those ramps look pretty...
by chola
18 May 2021 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Few points: - 90% of the deaths (from what data has been shared) are among the people who were eligible for vaccines .. but did not get vaccine. (10% were from the group 45 or younger).. Death among fully vaccinated people is extremely small. And as said, even with one dose (after 2 weeks) the % is...
by chola
18 May 2021 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Great news, Doctor Sir. Could you opine as to what you attribute this to? Was it mainly the lockdown? Or did vaccinations have some impact over the course of time? What is your opinion on the need for a nation-wide lockdown? Or are the state lockdowns at their choosing good enough to ride this thin...
by chola
16 May 2021 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2140
Views: 476882

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/china-completes-historic-mars-spacecraft-landing/articleshow/82650819.cms The Chinese Tiawen spacecraft has successfully landed on Mars and will deploy its rover Zhurong next week. This makes China only the second nation to land successfully on Mars. ...
by chola
16 May 2021 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Our ventilaters are finaly able to take rest after almost 2 months.. New admissions have drasticaly came down.. Many beds are now vacant in all covid hospitals.. MH is on its way to defeat this second wave.. Great news, Doctor Sir. Could you opine as to what you attribute this to? Was it mainly the...
by chola
16 May 2021 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Issue with a simultaneous national lockdown is that not all locations are at the same stage of virus transmission. So the lockdown will be early in some parts, and too late in others. The best model perhaps is for district level lockdowns with the central government advising which districts to lock...
by chola
15 May 2021 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The lockdowns in Delhi, MH and the other frontline states have had a pretty immediate impact. Delhi drove down its positivity rate to a third of what it was just two weeks ago. Cases dropped from 28K to 8K. Cases overall are still over 3 lakhs daily though definitely on a downward trend. Would it no...
by chola
09 May 2021 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

coronavirus-pandemic-serrana-brazil-covid-mass-vaccine An example of mass vaccination preventing serious cases overloading city level medical infrastructure. This is with less effective Chinese vaccine. Imagine how mass vaccination with better effective Covaxin in near future would help us to get b...
by chola
06 May 2021 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It certainly helped in controlling daily cases.. System was on verge of collapse , now its very much managable.. Pune is in it's way down (finally the blue line decided to follow the orange line .. )... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0IkyfYVIAA9J99?format=jpg&name=medium This is from city level d...
by chola
29 Apr 2021 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Manish ji, I have not gone away just very much less active. I am feeling an extra old oldie after these months. BRF has a been a home for two decades. The past year has been trying -- as it has been for everyone. I can understand. In times like these, doing the things you normally do is therapeutic...
by chola
28 Apr 2021 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Narayan Dabhadkar gave up his bed and his life for a younger man... A great soul. My humble respects. To his family too, who understood and supported his decision. Chola ji... it is good to have you back. Manish ji, I have not gone away just very much less active. I am feeling an extra old oldie af...
by chola
27 Apr 2021 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12093
Views: 1435431

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Narayan Dabhadkar gave up his bed and his life for a younger man with children. "I'm 85 and have lived my life. you should offer the bed to this man instead, his children need him." Tears are pouring from my eyes as I post this. Remember him. Om shanti. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ez-WNLTV...
by chola
06 Jan 2021 02:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1150066

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: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1150066

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: 2192
Views: 309750

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: 2192
Views: 309750

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ What?! When the hell did this happen?
by chola
05 Jan 2021 07:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1150066

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: 3787
Views: 862085

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: 1257414

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: 2192
Views: 309750

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 ...

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