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by Rakesh
12 Dec 2017 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 432068

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

India is a US defence partner on a par with NATO allies: Keith Webster http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-is-a-us-defence-partner-on-a-par-with-nato-allies-keith-webster-117121100049_1.html Read both the questions and the answers :roll: :lol: Q. What about the category of...
by Rakesh
10 Dec 2017 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 29
Views: 940

Re: Tactics & military craft

Very nice thread Akshay-ji!! Looking forward to learning.
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 12799

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/938704790443274240 —> Firing practice by Indian and UK Army troops at Exercise Ajeya Warrior at Mahajan Ranges.
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1380
Views: 142721

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

https://twitter.com/shivaroor/status/939030476429312000 —> ‘We leveraged the absence of our media in Doklam to our advantage. It was the Chinese who went running to their media this time. It was unprecedented,’ Says Lt Gen (R) Pravin Bakshi. https://twitter.com/shivaroor/status/939029181584650242 —>...
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1182
Views: 178050

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/939173882434551808 —> Great display of equipment, ammo & items recovered from Pakistan Army posts in the Kargil War. On display at the #MilitaryLitFest in Chandigarh.
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 12799

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/939494000058187776 —> Indian & British Army joint Mi-17 ops at Exercise Ajeya Warrior today.
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2299
Views: 172567

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/939489940697636864 —> India’s Dynamatics Technologies hands over its 100th set of control surfaces to HAL for the Su-30 MKI license build.
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241768

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/majorgauravarya/status/939466056497639424 —> This is what Chinese investment is all about. Lend huge sums of money & when country cannot pay back, grab their land. In Sri Lanka it’s a port. In Pakistan, it’s the entire country. China will own Hambantota Port for 99 years. Wai...
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2059
Views: 314815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Drone Designed By Indian Start-Up Could Track China's Military Moves https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/drone-designed-by-indian-start-up-could-track-chinas-military-moves-1784952 NewSpace Research and Technologies did all research and development of the aircraft in-house, which is being validated by ...
by Rakesh
09 Dec 2017 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275755

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cosmo_R wrote:
Vivek K wrote:What does India get in return for this gift (national waste) to Russia?

AFAIK, the satisfaction that it (gift) did not go to Boeing or Sikorsky

Despite Sikorsky having the better product. That is assuming, we are both talking about the S-70B.
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275755

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

When the Ka-226T was "selected" in Aug 2014, it was not certified either. It got certification a year later. :shock: Please tell me that is a joke. Did the MoD just buy a chopper that was not certified? I am not discounting what you are saying, but I cannot fathom on what basis the MoD cl...
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66580

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

What's pathetic is these AFs which see no real threat bar saber rattling 9/10 and are airshow onlee for most purposes are picking up Rafales like cotton candy. We are dithering and throwing files at each other. Depressing. The local EW pod for Su-30 and Astra procurement better pick up. The Su-30s ...
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66580

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

+108. Well Said Kartik. In fact, there is a number of platforms that that both India and Qatar have overlap with; - Both operate C-17s (just wondering....why does Qatar need 8?) - Both operate Mirage 2000s - Both will operate Rafales - Both operate Pilatus trainers (India with the PC-7 and Qatar wit...
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66580

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

ArjunPandit: The ummah days are done. The ME countries realise the failed state that Pakistan is. No point in investing in any serious relationship anymore. The ME countries throw the Paks a bone every now and then....when they come begging. But ME nations realize they are better off with India.
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164908

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip, edit your post right away. No place for that. You have been warned.
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66580

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

:D With Qatar you never know. Order 36 Mk1As as LIFT type aircraft. Will serve them well.

Payment for servicing their Qatari Rafales :) And Snecma can cash in as well, if and when Snecma can get Kaveri88 to work.
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66580

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

While the MoD dilly dallies on a follow on Rafale order, Qatar and Egypt are ordering additional birds. Order another 36 Rafales, get a MROU facility at Mihan and India could service Qatari Rafales as well. Egypt takes delivery of additional Rafales; looks to acquire more http://www.defenceweb.co.za...
by Rakesh
08 Dec 2017 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 12230

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

This is what the promise of 72 does to you... Pakistan air force chief order: Shoot down US drones :lol: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/pakistan-air-force-chief-order-shoot-down-us-drones/articleshow/61967426.cms Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Sohail Aman said here on Thursday th...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2059
Views: 314815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

The Indian drone that crashed in China could be a goldmine for Chinese weapons engineers https://theprint.in/2017/12/07/if-the-fallen-uav-fell-into-chinese-hands-they-would-strip-it-for-technology/ By Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd) The news we are waiting for is whether the UAV crashed on...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Bharat Ke Veer - GoI Website for Braveheart Martyrs
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: Bharat Ke Veer - GoI Website for Braveheart Martyrs

They Died For Us, Do Not Cut Their Children's Study Fund, Writes Naval Chief https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/they-died-for-us-do-not-cut-their-childrens-study-fund-writes-naval-chief-to-defence-minister-1784050 The children of soldiers killed in action, those missing or disabled were previously giv...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2744
Views: 155121

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/938459126631247875 --> India's first indigenously developed infra-red free electron laser is operational in a 60 metre shielded tunnel at RRCAT, Indore. RRCAT is a part of the Department of Atomic Energy. https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/938460579940900864 --> ...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3654
Views: 528113

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/938464207120375809 --> As far as OFB's R-2 7.62 × 51 mm assault rifle is concerned, the Army wants a prototype that can fire over 2000 rounds continuously without any stoppages. OFB says they'll be back soon.
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 05:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 323
Views: 46178

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Come January, India-US cyber security cooperation to take off https://theprint.in/2017/12/06/india-us-cyber-security-cooperation-to-take-off/ US diplomat says the need now is to operationalise the joint policy, and a bilateral meeting in Washington in January will create a roadmap for implementatio...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268060

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The MoD Babu only sees one side of the picture. So, the IAF needs x number of planes. So lets do a RFI, then RFP, then RFQ, then trials, then negotiations and then buy the plane. At the end of the year, MoD will release a glossy brochure saying what a wonderful job they did that year. The IAF has x ...
by Rakesh
07 Dec 2017 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 432951

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Aerial Refuelling of Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft https://idsa.in/idsacomments/aerial-refuelling-of-airborne-early-warning-and-control-aircraft_kkkhera_061217 By Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, VM Research Fellow, IDSA Email: kkkhera.idsa@gov.in Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, ...
by Rakesh
06 Dec 2017 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 52
Views: 3710

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Disha : What is your view on Delhi's air quality? It looks scary. How are people living there? WOW! :shock: Is this all coming from factories in the NCR? And from insane traffic in the NCR? What strategies exist to "scrub" the air clean? https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/9376383413103...
by Rakesh
06 Dec 2017 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3333
Views: 459967

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcUhtkEBlpp/ --> Incredible footage of Navy divers jumping off their ship to rescue fishermen in cyclonic conditions off the coast of Kerala/Lakshadweep. :shock: I would not jump in that water, no matter how much money you paid me. That is why I will never be a navy diver.
by Rakesh
06 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346982

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/938103115818995712 --> Countries usually don't end up being invited to join international denial regimes that were specifically set up to retard their progress. But India's missile capability meant that it was no longer feasible to 'MTCR' it. The world respects on...
by Rakesh
06 Dec 2017 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346982

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Mihir : Are you sure? His most recent tweet says this... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/938100452696113152 --> If you think the Akash Mk-1S upgrade has been a long time coming, wait till you see DRDO's Akash NG with an active RF seeker, laser proximity fuse and dual pulse solid propulsion and ...
by Rakesh
05 Dec 2017 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 551857

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

We in India, don't care. We are happy with F404 tech :lol: Good enough is good. srai & ArjunPandit : Just a FYI....the M88 and the EJ200 are both state-of-the-art and modern engines. The fact that the M88 and EJ200 are F404 era tech is just another unbstantiated claim that has no merit. Otherwis...
by Rakesh
05 Dec 2017 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 551857

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Kaveri engine http://www.cassindia.com/inner_page.php?id=86&&task=military Indeed to be able to move out of the syndrome of “dependence and import”, India should demonstrate its technological excellence by producing at least one engine with enough parameters of thrust to weight capabilities...
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3333
Views: 459967

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/937335752681287681 ---> Incredible skill by Indian Navy chopper pilot, Captain P. Rajkumar. In pitch darkness - without night vision goggles - off Kerala coast 10 feet over raging sea swell, he rescues a lone fishing boat survivor.
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268060

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hakeem: I am more like a scared madrasi now. What marriage does to you! :lol:
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 09:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 52
Views: 3710

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Disha - This thread needs all the exposure it can get. I made it a sticky. Very good thread Saar.
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 551857

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

There has been a lot of discussion on BRF on the Defense Technology & Trade Initiative (DTTI) between India and the United States, specifically two joint working groups - the Jet Engine Technology Joint Working Group (JETJWG) and the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology (JWGACT). O...
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268060

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Gyan: Everything in your post can be refuted. Come on, you should know better. Please edit your post.
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215330

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Aircraft engine specialists train Indian Air Force counterparts https://www.dvidshub.net/news/257201/aircraft-engine-specialists-train-indian-air-force-counterparts Propulsion specialists, Tech. Sgt. Jarrod Plotner and Staff Sgt. Ben Wibmerly, third and fourth from right, pose for a photo with engi...
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346982

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan M: Is there not a canister version of the Akash SAM coming in as well? Is that Akash NG?
by Rakesh
04 Dec 2017 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3333
Views: 459967

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ Avtar, when India got Independence in 1947, the Indian Naval Ensign consited of ---> St George's Cross (Red Cross) and the Union Jack. In 1950, when India became a Republic...the Union Jack was dropped and the Indian tricolour was put in its place. But the St George's Cross stayed. That flag was...

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