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by Rakesh
19 Oct 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1424
Views: 198875

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

chetak wrote:looks like swarna raju, ex chairman of HAL was not only named swarna but his name was the corporate mission statement as well, swarnam eva jayate.

:rotfl:

And RaGa calls Rafale HAL's right! :roll: Wow, what a bloated PSU, HAL is. Pathetic.
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

There is nothing to be proud of UAE minister's visit to HAL. They are simply planning to develop their own aircraft industry. All HAL is doing is introducing technology to a future competitor. It is is precisely this kind of attitude - which is infested in the mind of the Babus at the MoD - that ma...
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 404932

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The Indian Army is a professional Army. To call their task " human butchery " belittles their service and displays one's ignorance. Same with using the term " murder ". The Indian Army does not commit murder. The Indian Army kills. There is a big difference between the two. I wou...
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

All pictures below are courtesy of Delhi Defence Review. IDRW, please have some shame! Click on link and read the article. Lots of nice info. Indian Navy Augments Its Submarine Rescue Capability http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2018/10/17/indian-navy-augments-its-submarine-rescue-capability/ Image ...
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vips wrote:Rakesh, to copy anything from the Times group of publications:

In the article, click on the printer icon a separate tab will open, click the cancel button and then copy the info to be pasted on the forum.

Thank You Saar. I will do that at home. Usually, I am adding articles at work on my tablet.
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 572455

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1052570755358060547 ---> Great photos accessed by Rahul Singh: first of the K9 Vajra and M777 at the Indian Army's Deolali firing range.

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by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

I believe that is Air Commodore KA Muthana (Retd) next to the UAE Minister of Defence. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/16372 https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1052576353067757568 ---> More pictures from the UAE Defence Minister's visit to HAL's Tejas facility in Bengaluru today. https:/...
by Rakesh
18 Oct 2018 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1052515282437238786 ---> While HAL battles to meet IAF delivery pace, UAE’s Minister for Defence is said to have expressed ‘keen interest in LCA Tejas’ after scoping out the jet at HAL HQ in Bengaluru today. (LCH in the 2nd photo). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DptH...
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2018 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Website below does not permit cut-and-paste... Indian Navy ropes in Sterlite Tech to deploy secure digital network https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indian-navy-ropes-in-sterlite-tech-to-deploy-secure-digital-network/articleshow/66234464.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Soci...
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2018 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

FYI...this is for the HDW 209, Type 1500, Sishumar Class boats. The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT inaugurate a Periscope Repair Facility https://www.hensoldt.net/press/press-release/news/detail/News/the-indian-navy-and-hensoldt-inaugurate-a-periscope-repair-facility/ The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT took a n...
by Rakesh
17 Oct 2018 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1424
Views: 198875

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

So much for Rafale deal being 95% done by the UPA...video is from Feb 2014. BJP took power in May 2014.

by Rakesh
17 Oct 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1424
Views: 198875

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

From Finance Minister Arun Jaitley... https://twitter.com/arunjaitley/status/1052159224510406662 ---> THE TRUTH : Rafale aircraft and its weaponry is not being manufactured in India at all, neither by Dassault or by any other private company. All 36 aircrafts and their weapons in a fully fly away an...
by Rakesh
16 Oct 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Navy spots China attack submarine in Indian Ocean https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/navy-spots-china-attack-submarine-in-indian-ocean/story-UVcOC6Ojjp3T4w9RnmJLHP.html The Indian Navy has spotted a Chinese attack submarine in the Indian Ocean, the first such sighting since last year’s Dokla...
by Rakesh
16 Oct 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 471846

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Link below does not permit cut-and-paste. IAF pilots start training to operate Chinook choppers https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-pilots-start-training-to-operate-chinook-choppers/articleshow/66246416.cms Currently, four pilots and four flight engineers have been training on Chin...
by Rakesh
16 Oct 2018 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 471846

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indian Air Force to induct Chinooks soon: Big push for troop movement, disaster relief capabilities https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/indian-air-force-to-induct-chinooks-soon-big-push-for-troop-movement-disaster-relief-capabilities/1350882/ Indian private sector company Dynamatics is manufac...
by Rakesh
13 Oct 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1424
Views: 198875

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

Very nice pictures Katare! Great find!
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4599
Views: 572455

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/105 ... 92832?s=21 —> Kalyani says that the titanium version of its 155 mm /39 caliber ultra lightweight howitzer (ULH) weighs 4.5 tonne, while the steel version is heavier at 6.7 tonne.
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128633

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

SaiK, please post Naval Tejas pictures and info only in this thread. Thank You.
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 471846

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1049546945784557568 ---> Here's Sarang CO, Wg Cdr Sachin Anand Gadre introducing his team at AFS Sulur. What energy levels!! Catch them all in action at Aero India 2019. Meet Sarangs, IAF’s synchrony masters of the skies https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/na...
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372996

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Don't know if this was posted earlier or not. But in essence, the IAF will get 2 Mirage-2000s (most likely twin seaters) and convert them into Mirage-2000TI upgraded twin seaters using the 2 kits that were paid for before 2 Mirages crashed. link Excellent news and good find Kartik. Thanks! I have a...
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

^^^ Intermediate Jet Trainer :) Another beauty!
by Rakesh
12 Oct 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36494

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Trump may want more.....
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

Top Indian Air Force officials to hold talks with HAL https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/top-indian-air-force-officials-to-hold-talks-with-hal/story-NZ41e7Pu1ATyIFgQmppxMI.html The Indian Air Force brass will hold talks with top Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) officials on issues of prod...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36494

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Expect quid pro quo for CAATSA waiver, if one does come along.

F-16 or F-18 perhaps.
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Aero India 2019

Website Launched for Aero India 2019 ---> https://aeroindia.gov.in/Aero-India
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 881889

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Sorry, but I did not know where else to post this... https://twitter.com/iPraksy/status/1050362949855047681 ---> India successfully conducted covert trials of precision guided smart glide bombs- 'Garuthmaa' & 'Garudaa' from IAF SU-30MKI at Pokhran in Jaisalmer on August 17, 2018. https://pbs.twi...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

Rakesh all u state has been repeated ad nauseam. You should be less patient mate. You have taken the horse to water but cannot make it drink. If the horse refuses to drink - put it out of its misery.... Saar, at this stage all we can do is be patient. HAL has set its own targets. If they can make i...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

I have removed the Aero India 2019 posts from here and into a new thread dedicated for the event. Please do not post Aero India 2019 stuff in here. Thank You.
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36494

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Put the damn sanctions and end the suspense! :)
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752307

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Neshant, I definitely want GTRE to certify the existing Kaveri. I want GTRE to go through the entire gamut of modern engine development. Certification is the final step for the current Kaveri. GTRE needs to learn and understand that process. GTRE must not be second guessing on certification processe...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

Hence my umbrage at people who demand HAL pump the Tejas out as fast they can make them, And for this reason, Saurav Jha says this.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1050069042248081408 ---> Plenty of 'concurrent engineering' has gone on even with respect to the IOC batch production for the Te...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752307

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Ramana-ji, the existing Kaveri turbofan which GTRE shut down in 2014 was revived in 2016. Safran has completed the technical audit and has stated that the engine is ready to be test flown on a Tejas test bed. However, the expected wet thrust will likely not exceed 70 to 80+ kN. GTRE will test the en...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

ramana wrote:Indranil, I think Gyan should be banned for a week on his own request.

I agree
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89348

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049585670111383552 ---> For years, the Pakistanis begged the Americans for MQ-1 Predators & MQ-9 Reapers.. Now their 'all weather ally' has obliged with the Wing Loong II. For the Pakistanis, this is a key requirement because reducing their own people with F-...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1050069042248081408 ---> Plenty of 'concurrent engineering' has gone on even with respect to the IOC batch production for the Tejas MK-I. It's not simple 'build to print' for HAL. That is exactly what happens when you look to produce homegrown stuff for the first ...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

excellent news. I truly enjoy updating page 1 of this thread.

Keep the good work!
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 82700

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Aerial distance between Chennai and Port Blair is 1,367 km. Submarine cabling will be longer....

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by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2631
Views: 528145

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1047893857092792321 ---> The first flight of the HAL Tejas Mk-1A is expected to take place in either 2020 or 2021 according to the IAF Chief. BTW, at the moment the acquisition plan for Tejas is as follows: 40 MK-1 (ordered) + 83 Mk-1A (RFP stage) + 108 MK-2 (pros...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752307

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049235412407840769 ---> The IAFs newly setup 'Make PMU' (PMU= Project Management Unit) should put jet engine technology development at the top of its list. If India has to have its own low bypass turbofans for the Tejas MK-2 & the AMCA, GTRE, HAL and IAF will...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752307

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049239390277402624 ---> It's zimble onlee. If you have your own mature jet engine tech, you develop a high degree of innate sanction resilience and strategic independence. Nobody can really ground you. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049239077608800256 ---> ...

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