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by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Page 1 updated. Please check. Mods, please make any changes necessary.

When a milestone is achieved, forum software allows for a strike i.e. First Flight Dec 2018 and I will make a note in Red.
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207957

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Indian MoD's replies in Supreme Court on a petition regarding the Rafale deal. 1/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907802837475328 2/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907806515879936 3/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907811687432192 4/4 ---> https://twitter.c...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564291

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Indranil wrote:I grew up in "quarters" which were always painted (white-washed) pink. It was only when I moved to the west, and Bollywood started making insenstive one-tracked potrayal of gay people, that I realized that pink is not "manly".

At the bolded part :)
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 694
Views: 77651

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Question is, are we going to have a contest? Its quite obvious that none of the contenders have a real shot of winning the race, given the Rafale's huge head start. Putting myself in their shoes, I can't see the upside of engaging in the expense of actual competition when the outcome is almost a fo...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 694
Views: 77651

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

^^ Angad Singh more or less confirms the above article. Click on the link below to read replies to the tweet.... https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1061200645087248384 ---> Lines up quite cleanly with a lot of conversations over RIAT/Farnborough this summer. No one really wants to come out and...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 694
Views: 77651

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

One does not have to be a genius to figure who these frustrated representatives are. With successive senior IAF officials defending the Rafale (especially on technical merits), executives at the "other" firms are questioning the validity of this contest. They do not want this contest to go...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 694
Views: 77651

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I tried everything to cut-and-paste, but the website will NOT allow. So click away and read!

With 5 new stealth features, Rafale F4 will be a fighter to beat in MMRCA 2.0
https://globaldefencewatch.com/with-5-n ... mmrca-2-0/
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

In addition to the above, I am also adding this to page 1 (very important!!!) from SaiK... adding to JayS idea, (if possible), the first post could be sticky to all pages. --------------------- The prod ramp up per year: 2015-16 : 1 2017 : 2 2018 : 5 2019 : 8 [projected] 2020 : 16 [vision] ^someone ...
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Prasad wrote:Rakesh,
just a bit of re-arrangement

Thank You Saar. It looks great.

Is everyone ok with this list? Can I put on first page?

Link to list ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7630&p=2304880#p2304880
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John, I was at a bookstore yesterday and I saw the newest Russian frigate - the Admiral Gorshkov. My goodness, what a beauty!!! The recently concluded deal for four frigates was a follow on to the Krivak Class and not this one right? Admiral Gorshkov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Gorshkov-c...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4021
Views: 630618

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Remember Para Commando Singh by how he lived and not by how he died. Twitter is abuzz with pictures of his body. Please do not post those pictures in the forum. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paratrooper dies after parachute fails to open at...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3065
Views: 564291

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Rakesh Sharma: ISRO could emerge as the go-to agency for low-cost access to space
https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/ywH9C6 ... r-low.html
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

See this one John, tweeted a little while earlier... https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1061606212838531077 ---> GRSE shipyard lays the keel for their first P17A frigate (Yard number 3022), delivery is scheduled for 2023, MDL’s first P17A (Yard number 12651) will be delivered in 2022 to the Indian Na...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Tell me about it. See this one John! So frustrating...move outta the way! :) https://twitter.com/CMDGRSE/status/1061216570960240641 ---> A momentous occasion for GRSE. Keel of Yard 3022, first of the three Advanced Stealth Frigates under the Prestigious Project P17A laid by Vice Admiral Karambir Sin...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Ramana-ji, that was JayS idea, not mine. Kudos to him for proposing this. I like it. When milestones are achieved just note next to the aircraft. Dont edit with new date. That way we have data on schedule performance. 10-4. For sure. I will do that. Thanks. I just need everyone to confirm the above ...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Relocation to Sulur AFS is a fantastic move. Sulur offers clear skies and freedom from the congested Bangalore air space. Flying Daggers, do your magic. You are the pioneers, the torch bearers and will light the path for future Tejas squadrons. History will be generous to you and will speak of you i...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Rakesh, since you are maintaining the delivery list I think, can we please pick up some planned key dates from here and put in the first post of the thread under a separate head with something like " Planned future milestones"..? Would be a good reminder of dates. The forum keeps forgetin...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382209

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Pratyush wrote:
Rakesh wrote:^^^ Once FOC has been achieved and this plane is in full scale production, this will be an excellent export product.

Absolutely gorgeous bird. Kudos to the Indian design team that created her. Jai Hind!

What is the expected numbers of planes to be produced?

106 birds are on order, as per Wiki.
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207957

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

A must read article for * Everyone * on BRF. This is how mis-information spreads.... Is Indian Air Force Naming Rafale After a Serving Air Marshal? https://newscentral24x7.com/indian-air-force-rafale-rb008-anil-ambani-rakesh-bhaduria-manmohan-bahadur-dassault/ Rakesh, request you to post this in a ...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 857
Views: 175369

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

VIDEO : https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1061192683182530560 ---> ITBP personnel doing martial art and unarmed combat strengthening training on banks of Bhagirathi. Training in sand&water. From all the years I have covered security forces, I can indeed say that ITBP personnel, especiall...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 107677

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1061256676446273537 ---> GRSE shipyard lays the keel for their first P-17A frigate (Yard Number 3022), delivery is scheduled for 2023, MDL’s first P17A (Yard Number 12651) will be delivered in 2022 to the Indian Navy. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrpXUcOW4AY...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

+108 nam! +108!!! Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar echoes the same thing you said above! https://twitter.com/palepurshankar/status/1056180747445260288 ---> Fifteen 130mm gun regiments upgunned to 155mm. Five K9 plus seven M777 regiments. Total additional 27. Dhanush lined up. Awesome Artillery by 2022...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

What is the lesson to learn here from the spectacular success of Indian Artillery programs? When the end user is involved, product development is that much more clearly defined and the product achieves the desired outcomes. Kudos to Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar, Lt General Anjan Mukherjee and othe...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Modernization of Artillery – A Review of Success
http://indiandefenceindustries.in/moder ... of-success

By Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar (Retd)
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Aah okay. Thanks Nam. https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1060779026988453888 ---> Giving credit where its due. The revival of Indian artillery - Dhanush, K-9, M-777 is all thanks to Manohar Parrikar and a series of fine DG Artys, like Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar (Retd). Reup of my 2016 st...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Excellent idea JayS. Let me compile a list and then folks in here can verify and then I will post in first page.
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1962 Indo-China War: News & Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 183

1962 Indo-China War: News & Discussion

Where is the 1962 Indo-China War thread? I cannot find it at all. If someone can find it, please move this post there and delete this thread. --------------------------------------- https://twitter.com/ragarwal/status/1034321999055663104 ---> Letter by Sardar Patel to Nehru on 7 Nov 1950 on Chinese ...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1060787878043635712 ---> Credit should really be due to former Director General of Artillery, Lt General Anjan Mukherjee who backed key artillery indigenization programmes like the Dhanush and ATAGS in the second decade of the 21st century. https://twitter.com/SJh...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 694
Views: 77651

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Ramana-ji, I am unlocking this thread due to this new development. ------------------------------------------- I am pleased with this development. As predicted by everyone on BRF, the RFP has now been moved to post 2019 elections. The longer this delays, the better. Increased Tejas production (and F...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Can someone kindly explain the drill process that I see all Indian gunners doing? There is obviously some logic to this, but I have not seen this in other artillery crews from the world or perhaps I just have not noticed. Are you referring to the weird 'dance' like thing going on, especially the gu...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382209

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^^ Once FOC has been achieved and this plane is in full scale production, this will be an excellent export product.

Absolutely gorgeous bird. Kudos to the Indian design team that created her. Jai Hind!
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 600239

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Can someone kindly explain the drill process that I see all Indian gunners doing? There is obviously some logic to this, but I have not seen this in other artillery crews from the world or perhaps I just have not noticed.
by Rakesh
10 Nov 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207957

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Shukla has released part two, which is even more tripe. Read for entertainment. The eagerness to cancel this deal benefits who? :)

Most “extras” in the 36-Rafale contract were also specified in the 126-Rafale tender
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/11/ ... -were.html
by Rakesh
10 Nov 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382209

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Awesome news on HTT-40 trainer. Please click link below for a great shot of the bird...

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 39424?s=21
by Rakesh
09 Nov 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19682

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Yeah, the 'Deep diving into the facts ' article was illogical. ...... And that is before we start speculation on who wrote and published such an article, WHY, and what was the level of knowledge or otherwise Folks will write articles for a variety of "vested" reasons. I am sure you rememb...
by Rakesh
09 Nov 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 572502

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

Kakarat, you rock dude! The updates you post are awesome! Thanks Saar.
by Rakesh
09 Nov 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19682

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

By the way, I messed up BIG TIME. I kept stating that the hatch was open during a dive. That is incorrect. My sincere apologies.

As per the news article, the hatch was open while at dock and water entered in. But still, I cannot buy that story :)
by Rakesh
09 Nov 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19682

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

What would you make of SSN Guitarro ? Water entered during trim/calibration and the boat sank (!) while at dock. The Arihant was in harbor and water only entered to the propulsion area as per the story . I doubt if you have fail safes or sensors everywhere ... That is the official story ;) For the ...

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