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by Luxtor
23 Dec 2017 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3949
Views: 585762

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCA, ALH, LCH .... All well and good....our great efforts and and good success at viable aircrafts. But we need to stop using the term "Light". Everything we endevour to make for ourselves is called Light this and Light that. "Light" somehow denotes less capability. Why can't we ...
by Luxtor
29 Oct 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Why can't the Gov't order the 3 services to induct indigenous weapon systems in fair numbers? The Gov't needs to tell the tri-services that you will only get weapon systems from foreign sources that are not at all available indigenously. We can get a fair number of Rafale fighters from France to kee...
by Luxtor
26 Sep 2017 20:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

We must reject the F16 at all costs. We have to make it costly for the Americans to continue to produce spare parts and subsystems, even full air-frames for that matter to continue to supply their current F16 customers, ESPECIALLY THE PUKIS. The Americans are being all too clever to dump the F16 pro...
by Luxtor
03 Aug 2017 07:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 92274

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Hi All, I find that the removal of Nawaz Sharif in Pukistan very suspicious at this time during the Doklam crisis. Is the Puki army preparing to create a 2nd front in the west against India in coordination with the Chinese? The Puki security-state establishment sees the civilian PM/politicians with ...
by Luxtor
24 Jul 2017 08:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

That guy is an EDITOR? :eek: Is Chinese Shengyang etc, really "illegal copies" or just repainted, renamed, license-produced craft, same as the original? For example, was the HAL Ajeet an Illegal Low-level Copy of the De Havilland Gnat? If the made-in-India Su-30MKI is given an Indian name...
by Luxtor
22 Jun 2017 20:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Lockheed Martin spilled the beans on their own brochure ... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/aero/documents/F-16_Block_70_Executive_Summary_2017.pdf On page two of this above brochure it says F16 Block 70 becomes the new F16 Baseline. Guess what that means? ....Everyone (incl...
by Luxtor
22 Jun 2017 09:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Lockheed Martin spilled the beans on their own brochure ... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/aero/documents/F-16_Block_70_Executive_Summary_2017.pdf On page two of this above brochure it says F16 Block 70 becomes the new F16 Baseline. Guess what that means? ....Everyone (inclu...
by Luxtor
22 May 2017 08:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ I agree. I think that when Tejas is making the final push towards operationalization, asking for a foreign single engine fighter is rather troublesome. The IAF and IN needs to be told by the Gov't that Tejas will be the only single engine mass produced aircraft that you will get. Whatever real o...
by Luxtor
17 May 2017 16:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 718127

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^^^
LOL...how big are the rooms in your house? :rotfl:
by Luxtor
25 Oct 2016 16:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 580972

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

All I can say is ...Let's not do a Marut to the LCA. Marut's further updates and development and other fighters that might have come from the experience were lost when we decided to retire Marut and not pursue any further home-grown research and development into fighters. Instead, we went for the Ru...
by Luxtor
05 Oct 2016 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 263357

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Why are we bothering about proving by evidence to the pukis and the rest of the world? Let the pukis keep denying and we'll keep attacking them over and over again if needed. The puki confirmation or acceptance is not needed for our strikes to be effective. Pukis are such a bunch that they'll deny t...
by Luxtor
19 May 2016 06:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 208540

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Why were we jumping up and down in joy when we used Mirage 2000's in Kargil conflict as performing superbly? Isn't the successful engagement of the ground targets is based on the capability of the launched weapon itself rather than the launch platform? Couldn't those LGBs be fired from our MiGs, Suk...
by Luxtor
10 May 2016 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 590
Views: 40534

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

The Kashmir squeeze Kashmir is one of the most intractable international territorial disputes. For 70 years, there is no resolution in sight as neither India nor Pakistan is willing to recognise the other’s claims. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond recently said in Islamabad that Kashmir sho...
by Luxtor
27 Jan 2016 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 996
Views: 172075

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^^^

Looks like a massive infusion of tech help from Airbus to the Chinese where they have an assembly line for Airbus aircraft in Shanghai for years now. Looks very similar to Airbus A320.
by Luxtor
27 Jan 2016 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 130
Views: 5134

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

What makes Pukistan tick? .... Well, Pukistan is like a (not so) fine, hand-wind watch ... made by the retreating British, it has been wound up repeatedly by the Americans and the Chinese over its history to suit their respective purposes. I also saw the video here on this thread about "Why doe...
by Luxtor
19 Jan 2016 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 262061

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^

Those 4 men on the roof of the building are pakis getting ready to jump off and kill themselves. :D
by Luxtor
03 May 2015 00:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 398883

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^^^^^ Yes, Let's replace each and every T-72's with Arjun one by one until all T-72's are retired. No point in upgrading the T-72's if Arjun is much superior. I would like Arjun to be a replacement for T-90s or at least co-exist side by side with the T-90's and exploit the best of both tanks. But if...
by Luxtor
06 Mar 2015 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 123061

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Karnad on the Raffy deal,2 articles.Thw war for and against is reaching summer temperatures! http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns ... 699390.ece Terminate the Rafale Deal By Bharat karnad Published: 06th March 2015 The absence of a fallback scheme is, of course, a ruse by Raha to pressurise the ...
by Luxtor
28 Jan 2013 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India a happy republic day and prabhat bheri
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Re: India a happy republic day and prabhat bheri

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY EVERYBODY !!!! :D
by Luxtor
07 Dec 2012 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3645
Views: 285675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^^^

We've been flying Ilyushins for how many decades now, and we can't maintain them ourselves? We must've learned a thing or two about the aircraft's systems. :shock:
by Luxtor
13 Nov 2012 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 6418

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

Couldn't this thread be entitled better? It implies that we're giving up and expect to be defeated. More appropriate titled would have been "Preparing for war with China" Inside the thread we could be discussing how prepared or unprepared we are to face China in a limited or all out war. I...
by Luxtor
25 Oct 2012 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165908

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Knowing the sordid history of deception by the pukis, I don't know why Indian politicians continue to engage them. I was appalled when ABV invited Mushyrat to New Delhi after the Kargil aggression by them. MMS has opend up all kinds of travel facilities to the pukis to come into India, all in the na...
by Luxtor
02 Jun 2012 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3645
Views: 285675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Let's stay as far away from Osprey as possible. It is barely airworthy, especially during hover, VTO, VTL. It has killed many test pilots, techs and engineers during development and still continues to kill people occasionally after induction (directly due to the unreliability of its specialized oper...
by Luxtor
26 May 2012 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165908

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

No need to be confused.. India may have won, but its not a military victory, just as the USA won the Cold war, but it wasnt a military victory. The opponents forces are still intact, though they cant be sustained indefinitely with the economic base available. The opponents will to fight is signific...
by Luxtor
21 May 2012 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165908

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I don't know if this view has been expressed before on this subject but if the situation were reversed, i.e. India had lost many soldiers due to an avalanche and made a request to the Pukis for such a mutual withdrawal from Siachen would they comply? I DON'T THINK SO !!! They would probably laugh at...
by Luxtor
27 Apr 2012 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 895258

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Don't wonder, all weapons/techs provided to the pukis by uncle, French and other western countries were freely but of course secretely shared with the Chinese. This is a tacit understanding the puks have with the Chinese in exchange for nukes, missiles, and other assortment of Chinese weapons, plus ...
by Luxtor
17 Apr 2012 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165908

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

knuJ-LevkdA This is too good. I had to post this. While the nation mourns the tragedy, it would be prudent to investigate the cause of this unusual phenomenon. There are military technologies available which can cause artificial avalanches. Pakistan must investigate if Indians or Americans are invo...
by Luxtor
17 Apr 2012 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 165908

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I think it's time for Westerners to ask the Pukis to be magnanimous and vacate and return POK to India to show their sincerity towards peace with India. :roll: After all India showed magnanimity toward the Pukis in 1971 by returning 90,000 + Puki POWs to back them after, first, disarming them (so th...
by Luxtor
31 Mar 2012 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 155655

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

When a person begins a letter to a high ranking gov't minister with the word "scam" in the very first sentence and continues to say that word through out the letter then you know he's not an impartial party. Where does he get the notion that the Rafale failed precision bombing in Libya? Do...
by Luxtor
18 Feb 2012 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2978
Views: 231355

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Does this portion of the aircraft below the pilot have any specific name, other than cockpit? https://sites.google.com/site/blogaame/home/2012-02-18-il-76-iaf/Il-76-Aircraft-Indian-Air-Force-06.jpg Cockpit floor? I think that is the navigator station under the cockpit. Those array of glass windows ...
by Luxtor
01 Feb 2012 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 155655

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Other than the obvious, direct benefits, the other important thing that Raffy brings to India is diversity of weapon sourcing. If we get all our major weapon systems from one country such as SU-30MKI, or all Raffy or even U.S. or British weapon systems then those countries can blackmail India by mea...
by Luxtor
26 Jan 2012 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 20880

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

...... Any second now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :D :) :D :) :twisted: :D :) :D :) :D
by Luxtor
16 Dec 2011 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2229
Views: 402000

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Any thoughts on the American drone did crash in Iranian territory and was fully or partially destroyed, but enough structure survived for the Iranians to build a replica shell of the aircraft to display to the cameras? It did take them a few days to display it, enough time for them to build a replic...
by Luxtor
12 Nov 2011 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 543
Views: 59506

Re: Design your own fighter

I would design a fighter/attack/bomber aircraft in a flat disk configuration like a flying saucer. No protruding flight control appendages at all. All flight stablity and control would be done through reaction valve thrusters placed around the disk. It would be a twin engine design with S duct confi...
by Luxtor
24 Oct 2011 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army Cheetah Chopper enters Pakistan airspace
Replies: 144
Views: 3920

Re: Indian Army Cheetah Chopper enters Pakistan airspace

Btw there was this documentary on Siachen where it was reported that this was normal and both sides after some debriefing and tea would let the craft fly back. Hope the bleeding hearts dont make this a case of great Paki munificence and bring up the next episode of Aman ki tamasha An Mi17 was shot ...
by Luxtor
05 Sep 2011 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 187740

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

I am beginning to have a slightly more nuanced "take" on the handing over of PoK and construction projects in Pakistan to the Chinese. I will try and explain the basis of my feeling. We know for a fact, and we have noted on here time and agian that Pakistan is not a "unified country&...
by Luxtor
02 Sep 2011 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Minorities - Should India Feel Responsible?
Replies: 68
Views: 2816

Re: Pakistani Minorities - Should India Feel Responsible?

We will certainly grant ALL Paki refuges a safe homeland in India provided they come along with their territory (Sindh,Baluchistan,whatever)! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I support this proclamation. No free lunches. If you want refuge from puki atrocities, then you have to do something in return for us...
by Luxtor
02 Sep 2011 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Minorities - Should India Feel Responsible?
Replies: 68
Views: 2816

Re: Pakistani Minorities - Should India Feel Responsible?

After all these years and all that everybody has come to know about pukistan, any minority that continues to live there deserves what they get from the puki muslim majority. Why would any minority ever live in a country that is based on religion and has the offcial name of islamic republic? Even tha...
by Luxtor
13 Aug 2011 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 187740

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

What does 'finishing of Pakistan' mean? There cannot be a war without a definite political aim. I would assume that a war can only mean breaking up Pakistan into smaller chunks - Balochistan, Sindh etc. Perhaps, some of these broken up parts will join Afghanistan, some will be independent entities ...
by Luxtor
13 Aug 2011 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 187740

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

^^^ After India's supposed refusal to be Amerikhans' poodle at the advent of our independence, they decided to cultivate the Pukis who would kiss anybody's behind to get a leg up on India. For a while it seemed like Pukistan was going to develop into a modern, western learning, moderate Islamic stat...

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