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by Abhisham
09 Nov 2016 20:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 469876

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The total in-service numbers for T-90 don't tie-up. There have been three contracts for T-90 since 2001 for 310, 330 and 347 tanks respectively with the last contract signed in 2007. Not sure how many completely manufactured tanks have been supplied by Avadi in addition to the above assembled kits. ...
by Abhisham
21 Jan 2016 10:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 310494

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I have known an ex-Army who has test driven the Arjun on multiple occasions (Vijayanta, 72 among others), and he was all praise for the handling (read steering, and bracking specifically) characteristics of Arjun as compared to the others. He went on to say that shifting gears is Makhan and very qu...
by Abhisham
20 Jan 2016 18:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 310494

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

With my limited interaction with the 43 Armored Regiment, Arjun is a great tank and far surpasses any tank in the Indian inventory including T-90 (nothing we didn't know!) and all officers and soldiers vouch for the tank. With limited induction in the army a lot of internal opinions are based on new...
by Abhisham
26 May 2011 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 606606

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Another thing to take into context is that the reason why Armoured core officers have a high openion of T-90 is because most of them have very limited exposure to anything else (even Arjun) and compared to earlier generation equipment (T-55/Vijyanta/T-72) T-90 definately is better. Please remember t...
by Abhisham
25 Feb 2011 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 606606

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

T-90 fits our current logistical footprint better mainly due to our transportation and existing engineering vehicles being configured for T-72's. However this can be remedied provided there are sufficient orders for Arjun.
by Abhisham
25 Feb 2011 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 606606

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

T-90 is already in service like it or not. It fits well with our exiting logistical base. Arjun definately is a superior tank but that doesn't make T-90 a bad tank. The issue in IA has been lack of information on Arjun and lot of bad press throughout its early development cycle. I have heard many op...
by Abhisham
13 Nov 2009 09:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 891358

Re: Small Arms Thread

abhisam, if you don't mind, when was this ? AFAIK, the QC issues happened 4-5 years back and has stabilised since. Well I was under the same impression when the problems regarding magazine breakages and barrel bursting surfaced and it were were subsequently resolved. I was in India quite recently, ...
by Abhisham
13 Nov 2009 08:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 891358

Re: Small Arms Thread

I wonder if the troops are chary about carrying the INSAS. I have just returned from my unit and they are quite satisfied with the INSAS. I have heard no complaints. Ray Sir, I would believe there are varying opinions regarding a weapon system throught the Army. I believe it was wrong of me to use ...
by Abhisham
13 Nov 2009 08:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 891358

Re: Small Arms Thread

there were even reports of Jamming etc. from Nepal Army. hey, please don't dig up graves ! :D that was a long time back, IA itself tested and found the nepali claims baseless. if you look you will find that report in the past pages of this thread. the jamming story was actually a bad excuse for poo...
by Abhisham
13 Nov 2009 08:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 891358

Re: Small Arms Thread

The people I have interacted with use "auto" to refer to 3 shot mode. Just curious, would not any small arms be roughly handled during war in trenches, while crawling and during all other "normal" war practices? Visited the NDA again today. The existing Commandant must be effici...
by Abhisham
13 Nov 2009 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 891358

Re: Small Arms Thread

Evidently, the INSAS is reliable and well regarded in single shot mode. Auto mode needs more work. Also some issue about positioning of scope and jam clearing which is a hassle which I have not yet fully understood. Watch this space. It would appear you can chuck an AK47 into the river come back 10...
by Abhisham
05 Nov 2009 05:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482447

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Rahul M wrote:abhisam, I was going to logout but your name got me to post.
after a long time ! welcome back !


Thanks Rahul. I have been quite busy with work lately. I still try to visit BR, not as frequent a before though.
by Abhisham
04 Nov 2009 11:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482447

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Natasha has shut mouths of high commands and tied their hands with 'Ruble-Tapes'. Thats why there is news blackout about Arjun and no talks of comparative trials. Don't expect anything from army high command about Arjun. All this is being done for smooth orders of TIN-90. Well should we just stop t...
by Abhisham
29 Jun 2008 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 734712

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The Indian Army also has firmed up its requirements for more than 3,000 new-generation ATGMs to arm its T-72 and T-90 tanks and BMP-II infantry combat vehicles. The need to procure the new missiles has arisen because problems with the Nag ATGM, developed by India's Defence Research and Development ...
by Abhisham
13 Jun 2008 12:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528978

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Is this for real ?? I mean, has NAVY really abandoned the project? Or is this yet another newspaper trying to get 10 minutes of glory for the day. I just hope its untrue.. Article is mainly talking about the anti-submarine warfare version which has limited endurance due to added nose mounted radar ...
by Abhisham
13 Jun 2008 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528978

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Only $3 million per chopper ... doesn't sound realistic ALH which is a light-medium helo itself costs something like $6-7 million per unit; so how is HAL to produce a heavier medium-lift helos for half that price??? Well the whole Light helicopter deal for 197 helicopter deal was 600 million. Also ...
by Abhisham
10 Jun 2008 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631949

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Well IMO both the Nag are the same as they used to show the same model earlier for display and quite recently they have got a full mockup of the exact missile.
by Abhisham
06 Jun 2008 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 273862

Remember that WSI dhruv is for IA and LCH is for IAF. the former's role will be (mostly) close air support missions in conjunction with the lower level formations of IA, say of a few battalions strength of infantry, both ground troops and mechanised. the large numbers will ensure that there is enou...
by Abhisham
30 May 2008 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 151216

Which brand do you own btw ? I see Honda with the REPSOL stickers quite popular here. Sometimes I keep getting tempted on owning one of these monsters. I even visited the local honda shop to drool over these babies. Mine is V-Twin Yamaha MT-01. By the way I have sent you an email (indojunkie), pass...
by Abhisham
30 May 2008 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631949

vsudhir wrote:Missile warning system: India to start production

Amazing IE condescended to report +ve stiff abt DRDO. Times are a changin'.


The above is mainly for rotary and wide bodies aircrafts, whatever happened to integrating MAWS to our fighter fleet.
by Abhisham
30 May 2008 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 273862

Also IA requires a sizable fleet of attack choppers which can only be fulfilled by the LCH. IMO the current fleet of Mi's are grossly inadequate for our requirements. Also I won't be surprised if Mi-28N is the frontrunner as it shares a lot of common spares with the Mi-17's.
by Abhisham
27 May 2008 10:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 151216

Down here in singland it is 80 Klicks an hour as the speedlimit, but some of these taxi-drivers are crazy. I had one guy driving like a stunt driver early morning from airport. I got bounced around the rear-seat all the while. He was doing 100 + on the roads. One thing for sure, singland has the sm...
by Abhisham
22 May 2008 15:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631949

Seems like a logical step to go towards tandem warhead missile, considering ERA equipped tanks are increasing with our adversaries. IA is already doing so with Konkurs-M and now Milan-2T. Actually the deal has been in the pipeline for quite a long time now since 2003 when the MoU was signed with EADS.
by Abhisham
16 May 2008 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528978

We really need a dedicated attack helicopters in the IA's inventory to bolster both offensive and defence anti -tank capabilities. Any idea what is the number IAF wanted to induct as replacement for Mi-24/35s? IA will be looking at both WSI Dhruv and LCH to meet its requirements for attack choppers...
by Abhisham
13 May 2008 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631949

My understanding was that a squadron has 2 batteries for IAF and 4 batteries for Army. I hope that the reporter has not multiplied the order by factor of ten. Well the reporter might have got confused batteries with number of launchers. As per the configurations on akashsam.com one squadron should ...
by Abhisham
30 Apr 2008 06:13
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

I have uploaded a few images from Brazen Chariots, you can see them at:

http://frontierindia.net/album/main.php?g2_itemId=409

Maz I was unable to register on BR to upload the images.
by Abhisham
24 Apr 2008 07:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 55088

In the case of Arjun army has been behaving more in a 'group-think' attitude. Ajai Shukla is right pointing out that people actually working with the Arjun have confidence in the tank whereas the top brass doesn't, which i too have figured through my numerous conversations. Add to that the instituti...
by Abhisham
04 Apr 2008 10:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

Re: pictures of Ex BC from abhisham

Abhisham. do you plan on posting your pictures? What types of soft skinned vehicles did you see? I sent a few of my pictures to Kapil via email. Let me know if there's another way to post pictures on BR? Brazen Chariots had the same combination of soft skinned vehicles Mahindra's, Gypsy's, Tatra, S...
by Abhisham
25 Mar 2008 05:33
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

Kapil wrote:I haven't.

Please resend to kapil@warbirdsofindia.com


Kapil bhai Re-sent.
by Abhisham
24 Mar 2008 08:47
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

Kapil you have mail.
by Abhisham
23 Mar 2008 19:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

Kapil can you let me know which address to send the pictures to?
by Abhisham
23 Mar 2008 15:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 21456

Hi KC, Nice. Any news on network centric stuff (in specific)? Not looking for photographs, but something on that topic? Well they had displayed the mobile ISR Center which assimilates information from all battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance platforms (LOROS, BFSR, UAV's etc.). This informat...
by Abhisham
27 Jun 2007 20:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 288
Views: 100527

JCage wrote:Abhisham, comments? Comes at the right time, wot?


AFAIK the engine under trials was an uprated version of the older 780hp powerpack. Whereas, the cost associated with the upgrade in the article points towards a totally new engine. Interesting development!!
by Abhisham
23 Feb 2007 05:30
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 111547

maitya wrote:Have a stupid question?

Next I guess, is to get the 2032s integrated on the IMs.


IM's have already got the 2032.
by Abhisham
12 Feb 2007 14:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 118658

Well If the figures I heard by an AF officer for air combat exercises with Singapore Airforce F-16 and Su-30MKI correct, we need not be worried at all!! :lol:
by Abhisham
04 Dec 2006 12:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 79786

K_Reddy
Only if the missile is ready..the report states 4 months time and Barak-NG is preety much a Navy's initiative for its P-15A destroyers!!
by Abhisham
06 Apr 2006 11:06
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 74014

The Mig-25's have floogged too many hours on their airframe, it about time they are retired from service, as it is a few frames were down due to maintainence issues. But it would be sad to see a beautiful aircraft go from IAF service. Mig had recently offered India buy back offer for the Mig-25 and ...
by Abhisham
28 Feb 2006 13:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 24150

Most of the sorties are usually 30-40 mins, the endurance might have increased by increasing the fuel capacity of the aircraft itself but with addition of the drop tanks they can further increase the sorty time. I am not too sure but that's what was quoted to me.
by Abhisham
28 Feb 2006 05:18
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 24150

MMR will be integrated on to LCA if it keeps upto the schedule at a later stage as of now they are hard wiring the aircraft to carry weapons as well as structural modifications. As per the person at the stall Tejas will get drop tanks which should increase the sorty time considerably more than 30-40...
by Abhisham
27 Feb 2006 17:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 24150

Some more pictures [img=http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/917/aaerospace2006019small5zf.th.jpg] Brahmos-1 [img=http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/2058/aaerospace2006020small6gs.th.jpg] Brahmos-2 [img=http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5606/aaerospace2006030small5rw.th.jpg] Lahat ATGM [img=http://im...

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