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by Rakesh
12 Jun 2019 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 330673

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

Interesting news...

Dassault Aviation likely to start making Rafale parts in India this year for global clients
https://theprint.in/defence/dassault-av ... ts/248402/
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2019 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64263

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ArjunPandit wrote:Wouldnt this also be inexpensive solution for super mushak and even helis that venture close...

Perhaps. I love the concept. Would be an excellent system to drown enemy drones.
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64263

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Indeed Ramana-ji. Here it is.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1138065923955314688 ---> Interestingly, BAE Systems has placed orders on India's Ordnance Factory Board for the supply of Bofors Gun Barrels to a certain test facility owned by it. That AK-630 rotary cannon is really powerful and c...
by Rakesh
11 Jun 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64263

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1138064517319946242 ----> And now for some OFB innovation. Gun & Shell Factory is going to mount an AK-630 on a Tatra truck and slave it to a radar & an electro-optical device in order to engage low-flying drones. Basically a desi analogue of the Centurion...
by Rakesh
10 Jun 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 330673

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

Everything why the IAF chose the Rafale in the technical downselect has been summed by the French Minister. Rafale to be a better tool for sovereignity of India, says French Minister Lemoyne https://www.businesstoday.in/current/world/rafale-to-be-a-better-tool-for-sovereignity-of-india-french-minist...
by Rakesh
08 Jun 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126209

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

US firm to make F-21 in India https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/us-firm-to-make-f-21-in-india/784253.html US military aviation giant that is offering its F-21 fighter jet to India, says it will make the jet locally and is already working to tie up with Indian suppliers. The firm along with s...
by Rakesh
07 Jun 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Excellent video! Thank you so much for posting. Loved it.

@gaurav: excellent photos! thanks!
by Rakesh
31 May 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64263

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

150 is too little. I hope this is just the first batch.
by Rakesh
30 May 2019 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^
https://twitter.com/AbhayPoonia8/status ... 2255758336 ---> Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa became the Chairman of Chiefs of Staffs committee.

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by Rakesh
30 May 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

abhijitm wrote:ACM was absent when Modi visited war memorial in the morning.

He was at the handing over ceremony of the Chairman COSC (Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee). Admiral Lanba handed over the baton to Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa.
by Rakesh
30 May 2019 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291083

Re: Military Flight Safety

IR, the article also states this. Do we know what that HAL computer does? Is this HAL developed computer part of the M2K upgrade or did it exist prior to the upgrade? The upgraded Mirage 2000-I fighters, of that kind that crashed on February 1, have two on-board computers . While one is developed an...
by Rakesh
30 May 2019 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I love Baba Banaras (I really do!), but the dude really writes some yarns! I hope it is true.
by Rakesh
30 May 2019 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291083

Re: Military Flight Safety

Rakesh I agree with Indranil. The three officers are looking from pilot safety point of view. Arrester barrier failure is an artifact of the crash and should be fixed regardless. But fixing the arrester barrier won't prevent future M2K issues. M2K FCS needs to be looked into. I don't hold candle fo...
by Rakesh
30 May 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 591
Views: 55554

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Russia Says It Would Happily Sell The Pentagon Ammo If It Weren't For Those Pesky Sanctions https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28265/russia-says-it-would-happily-sell-the-pentagon-ammo-if-it-werent-for-those-pesky-sanctions One of the most recent U.S. government actions came in 2017 when Congres...
by Rakesh
29 May 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291083

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^^^^ why do i get the impression that after rafale "scam" narrative did not work and BJP is back, the presstitute and defence dalals like shukla have started new tamasha to spread negative image of dassault and pressure govt to not purchase more rafale and instead opt for f-16s But, can ...
by Rakesh
29 May 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558384

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

All M2K crash discussions moved to the Military Flight Safety thread...
by Rakesh
28 May 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 182803

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Lifafa pieces already disproven Dr Sahib. No need to worry.
by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207481

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I love this tweet!! Perhaps I should put it on page 1 of this dhaaga!!!

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1119622781098790913 ---> Anyone who thinks the HAL Tejas is obsolete is quite obsolete himself.
by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207481

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Drag & Drop for larger size.... https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1127456977066397697 ---> DO YOU KNOW: Tejas was put through some 7 Lakh (0.7 Million) tests by Indian Air Force before granting it a quality certification. Almost 50-60% of the development period of Tejas was spent in the...
by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207481

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1130665355070754816 ---> Tejas features an Automatic Pilot (Initiated) Built-In Test (PBIT) with a slight push of a button which initiates a sequence of tests to check onboard systems are working properly or not. The whole process takes about a minute after...
by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623361

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 7928732672 ---> HAL Light Combat Helicopter (#LCH) armed with MISTRAL ATAM Air-to-Air Guided Missile and a 20 mm M621 cannon on Nexter THL-20 turret.

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by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2994
Views: 244860

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 9223801856 --->

"Man and the Machine"

Mikoyan Mig-29UPG "Baaz" of Indian Air Force

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by Rakesh
28 May 2019 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2148
Views: 328239

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Beautiful video. Thanks Prithwiraj!
by Rakesh
25 May 2019 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840120

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1131783236957327360 ---> And please, don't talk about 'joint development' with the United States. The experience of DTTI shows America is interested only in one-way 'trade' i.e. arms exports to India. While Ash Carter was Defence Secretary there was still a mild p...
by Rakesh
25 May 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292117

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1131780315272306688 ---> India does not need America's THAAD when it has its own homegrown PDV exo-atmospheric interceptor. In fact, the only reason THAAD is being offered now is because India has a truly comparable system in the form of DRDO's PDV. The THAAD vs S...
by Rakesh
24 May 2019 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558384

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

No cut-and-paste allowed. Enjoy! :) So Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa is retiring by September as per the news article and Air Marshal R Nambiar appears to be leading. Seniority likely to be overlooked for IAF top post https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/seniority-likely-to-be-overlooked-for...
by Rakesh
23 May 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Thank you JayS and Indranil for the above. This is awesome. You guys are fab! You made this jingo happy!!! :)
by Rakesh
23 May 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 20072

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1127223572663918593 ---> The way the Arjun MBT has been treated is appalling. You keep a production line for a flagship project idle for almost a decade and then complain about why serviceability is low. Forgetting conveniently that you ordered only 124 units to b...
by Rakesh
23 May 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 591
Views: 55554

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

I did not know where else to post this. If moderators find a better thread, please move it there.... As Waivers End, U.S. Imposes Sanctions on India for Importing Oil from Iran https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/as-waivers-end-u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-india-for/article_d10aa068-766e-11e9-b...
by Rakesh
22 May 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558384

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

One does not have to be a genius to figure out who was behind this break in. Reminds me of Watergate!
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327477

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Well said brar. Perhaps you can provide some info on how the Gerald Ford Class was conceptualized and brought into reality. And even the Gerald Ford aircraft carrier program was delayed and with cost overruns. And this coming from the leader of aircraft carrier design and operation - the US of A :) ...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327477

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ We are supposed to build 4 LHDs in the meantime. We could always use them as mini carriers if we invest early on to make them compatible with F-35Bs to be bought at a certain point of time. Since we are not landing significant amount of troops anywhere soon, this also gives us a breather and we ...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327477

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh, The way I look at it the ski jump carrier deck came from the Harrier procurement. Adding a ski jump increases the range or payload for the Harrier. Then after the Harrier phase out IN had the carriers with ski jumps and were constrained to require that for future aircraft buys. The catapult...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327477

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have another question on ships size and manpower. I would like a comparison of manpower requirements of ships in IN which changes in generation? Could someone help gather Ship class; generation, manpower Eg Frigate: Leander class: Displacement, Manpower Gen I. And would like to compare with UK sh...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327477

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ramana wrote:Whats the displacement of the QE class with CATOBAR?

65,000 tonnes. The exact displacement of the proposed Vishal.
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Krepon can crapon regardless, but nuke redlines are removed from TSP. That is the big result of Balakot. And that's what matters. All this is water under the bridge. Rakesh, I want you to read the Cardinal's reaction to the Three musketeers executing Milady. I will Ramana-ji. And you are the correc...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Rakesh, LM is in bijnej to make money, hain? I don't see where the replacement would come from, except maybe from Nevada scrap heap. Minus engines, avionics, landing gear. Will look great with green paint from GoogleMaps satellite, parked at Sargodha. They could use a working one as a Free Sample t...
by Rakesh
15 May 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642673

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan's lies are ignored when it is convenient for the powers-that-be to do so. In Balakot, it was wholly an Indo-Pak issue. And therefore, the Pak version will be taken as fact. Just imagine if it was the US (or one of her poodles) that shot down the F-16. Forget even the wreckage or evidence, t...

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