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by chola
22 Jan 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Another armed drone from Turkey. And yet another Predator lookalike from a Cheen private firm. https://mobile.twitter.com/DroneDeliver/status/1087326470270111744 Turkey's indigenous ANKA-S drone successfully completes first combat mission - Yeni Şafak English https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dxb1qXbV4AA9...
by chola
21 Jan 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122453

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ Bollywood needs to make a good carrier flick.

In the meantime:
by chola
21 Jan 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The tyranny of geographical distance is absolute in our case me thinks. I cannot find a single encounter between aircraft or ships of Cheen and India. Chola Sir, this might change with IN having 3-4 carriers. The fact that there are no encounters now or in any great numbers in the immediate future ...
by chola
21 Jan 2019 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122453

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

IAC designers would have data for 29K and Tejas so they built the Lift and other supportting system around these two types It doesn’t make a lot of sense to build only for MiG-29K sized planes and below for a ship intended to serve up to five decades. The Western philosophy had been for oversized l...
by chola
21 Jan 2019 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What the Chinese have is book knowledge. Yup Admiral and you can say the same about the rest of their navy and the rest of their military. They are not blooded and their government looked like it had deliberately and assiduously avoid blooding its soldiers. I think Cheen is simply not a warrior nat...
by chola
20 Jan 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411797

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^^^ Yes, the PLAN does not deploy over such long distances but training and historic experience is much lower so I would imagine deploying in heavy tempo even to the waters near Japan and the SCS would create similar strain. But, as you say, the number of ships would alleviate the constant wear on v...
by chola
19 Jan 2019 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2634
Views: 340915

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

Singha wrote:
And the slapper is women in second video



Note the school-like uniforms. I think being physically abuse by girls in school uniforms is widely accepted (and enjoyed) in China, Korea and Japan. The Far East is far out!
by chola
19 Jan 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122453

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ Filipov we need to play this geostrategic game intelligently. If Cheen is putting the vast of its forces in contesting the waters around its own coastline then we have to the leeway to build things like the 65K ton CATOBAR. If we were under pressure like Japan then maybe not. But how many encoun...
by chola
19 Jan 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411797

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

How can conditions get to this point? Chola In a way its sinic victory. Their constant needling has forced 7th fleet into a tempo that leaves no time for training or upkeep. This is now recorded in the findings. Its the most busy fwd deployed fleet This is spot on. The US Navy was stretched thin by...
by chola
18 Jan 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411797

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

An incredible read on the USS Fitzgerald and it had deteriorated to frightening levels prior to its collision. A must read. If this could happen to the USN then what about other navies? These are complicated machines with components like the Aegis radar that are simply beyond the understanding and c...
by chola
18 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The elevator size isnt a valid excuse. Aircraft carriers operate multiple generations of aircraft over their 30-50 year lifespan and as newer & bigger aircraft come, elevators are modified. Its neither technically challenging nor commercially expensive to rebuild elevators. Completely overhauli...
by chola
18 Jan 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736206

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

Hmmm, this sounds like the nose cone all over again. HAL certified the indigenous composite nose cone them the IAF says it won’t because it doesn’t match up to the TFTA ones on the gora imports so we ended waiting for the ones from Chobham. You've got your facts completely wrong here. HAL doesnt do...
by chola
17 Jan 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736206

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

Hmmm, this sounds like the nose cone all over again. HAL certified the indigenous composite nose cone them the IAF says it won’t because it doesn’t match up to the TFTA ones on the gora imports so we ended waiting for the ones from Chobham. I don’t blame the IAF. It is really the GOI/MOD that must d...
by chola
16 Jan 2019 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224003

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

chetak wrote:
if a rampaging german state does come to pass once again, it will not/can not be stopped this time around.



Saar, it will rampage until it gets to Stalingrad.
by chola
16 Jan 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736206

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

based on this it will be the whole canopy. and the mighty F-solah has 0.67 inch thick which maps to *cough cough* 17mm .... same as the Tejas https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/21802/what-kind-of-materials-is-being-used-for-fighter-jets-glass-shields hope they dont ask for supersonic impa...
by chola
16 Jan 2019 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

F-35B won't fit on the lifts and won't trap and I don't think the IN wants to convert the existing carriers to purely STOVL systems. F-35B's also has the worst payload and performance of the three variants and is only useful if you need them for LHA or STOVL carriers or for the role on land as the ...
by chola
16 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122453

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ Filipov, equipting amphibious flattops is a LOT for “our tiny budget.” In the end, we dhoti shiver too much. Admiral Lanba said there are only 7 or 8 PLAN ships in the IOR at any given time and that includes tankers and tenders. With the USN putting even more pressure on Cheen in the years comin...
by chola
16 Jan 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1480
Views: 69159

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Vikramaditya was in Cochin for refueling:

by chola
15 Jan 2019 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The Turkish aviation industry is going from strength to strength. https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2019/01/14/turkish-firm-to-sell-drones-to-ukraine-in-69-million-deal/ Turkish firm to sell drones to Ukraine in $69 million deal By: Burak Ege Bekdil   17 hours ago ANKARA, Turkey — Baykar Makina, ...
by chola
15 Jan 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122453

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

To record the BBC segment in thread:
by chola
12 Jan 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411797

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The Chinese are living in fantasy land if they think they can attack a US Navy aircraft carrrier and get away with it. They seriously believe their hype of their military capabilities. A force that ran away from Sudanese irregulars and government who wouldn’t blood its armed forces in 40 years woul...
by chola
12 Jan 2019 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736206

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

^^^ Look what Shooklaw has started!!! But expected Saar. One cannot stop it. Question is, can we benefit from such situations? No benefit unless it is real. Otherwise, we could be jumping the gun and leaving egg on our faces. Remember, Malaysia is a muslim nation and traditionally buys Amreeki and ...
by chola
12 Jan 2019 01:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4870
Views: 367070

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

unless we start producing aircraft, even if not our original design we will never be a civilian aerospace power, already we are lagging way behind japan , china and brazil. south korea is probably next. We’ll be behind Saudi Arabia too when the An-132 takes off: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsAlTYPW...
by chola
11 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4870
Views: 367070

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

SBajwa wrote:Indigo airlines starts a direct flight from Varanasi to Bangkok. People are calling it Paap and Prayashchit route.


LoL. Bangkok is forever tagged as the eternal Sin City. The name itself sounds horrendously bad and naughty in street English.
by chola
11 Jan 2019 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4870
Views: 367070

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The first step is to have a domestic civil airliner project up and running, which I think this GoI has revived now. The next thing is to get all stake holders in one room and do a concerted deal. But for that to happen, GoI will have to give concessions to the airlines as well - they are all privat...
by chola
11 Jan 2019 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rafale controversy stops Japan from pushing sale of amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy https://theprint.in/security/rafale-controversy-stops-japan-from-pushing-sale-of-amphibious-aircraft-for-indian-navy/175002/ 09 JANUARY 2019 Completely contrary news on the very same day. LOL. Nothing goes unstu...
by chola
11 Jan 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://i.postimg.cc/gkP58GxB/Dn-Tcvr6-UYAIN0m-C.jpg The proportion of non-combat aircrafts is staggering. Maybe non-combat but they are force multipliers. Within hours they can place forces anywhere on the globe and begin the process of hunting and killing in overwhelming numbers.
by chola
10 Jan 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Well doesnt matter if you own a design if they decide to stop selling the imported stuff you are dead any ways other then keeping those paper design, If US stops selling F-404 or 414 today for Tejas this program will end as dead as dodo. There is no way a new engine can replce it and even if it doe...
by chola
10 Jan 2019 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The duopoly needs to be and will be broken eventually though I doubt the definitive blow would come from the lower end low-margin side of the business. The A320 and 737 have competed away a lot of the profits in this sector and new enterants will only further add to this from an OEM perspective. I ...
by chola
10 Jan 2019 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Austin ji, not a technical piece but an interesting look at the prospect of Comac and the C919 from the business standpoint. BTW bro, I have a chini-amreeki wifu who has no idea that what I do on BR. lol New Entrant always face resistance but eventually they have their chunk of share .......its a l...
by chola
10 Jan 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224003

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I dont know if skinners horse played a role in the brutal massacres the white british english unleashed in 1857 but looks like hodsons horse was raised expressly to put down the revolt Fairly inglorious of “loyal” sikhs and gurkhas fighting purbiya units who revolted in the united provinces Why kee...
by chola
10 Jan 2019 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What’s a high speed railway gun? Dorky misinterpretation of rail gun? Or actually a gun being pulled around on HSR (we don’t even have any yet but I know we are working with the Japs on this.) The new Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR being built with Japanese help is going to be integrated with the 155mm Dhanu...
by chola
09 Jan 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94349

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I find their CR919 program interesting as they managed to build a A320NEO class Narrow Body which is a big achievement for any body to do , will keep a track of this program. If you find a CR919 , 737MAX and AA320 NEO comparison do share https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/how-china-could-challenge-th...
by chola
09 Jan 2019 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224003

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

IMHO we are being chumps if we expect others to give us credit for something we were cannon fodder for them in. Being a good boy and hoping for a pat on the head is not how geopolitics works. We were condoms for use and discarding, and that's exactly how they view and treat us since then. If we wan...
by chola
09 Jan 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India to acquire US-2 amphibious aircraft from Japan http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/january/6734-india-to-acquire-us-2-amphibious-aircraft-from-japan.html Maritime Defense Industry ARTICLE CATEGORY POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, 09 JANUARY 2019 11:45 What’s a high speed railw...
by chola
09 Jan 2019 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568278

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For 20 years now the pla has been starved of funds in favour of plaaf and plan. Not much in way of hw. what happened to the might rocket force, and that they can land in delhi in 3 hours or something to that effect? Yah, it is call the 2nd Artillery Force or something else now. It is an entirely di...
by chola
08 Jan 2019 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568278

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Admin Note: chola, you shall stop aiding propaganda on behalf of PLA. Post only what matters to India. Thanks I thought I made it clear in so many words that photos of the Uighur girl out of hajib and in PAP uniform were laughable attempts at propaganda. But I understand your point and will desist ...

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