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by appuseth
19 Jun 2006 05:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: SEPECAT Jaguar in IAF Service
Replies: 46
Views: 24167

In response to Shiv: 2) What makes you say that FBW makes controls "sharper" and therefore "especially useful" for low altitude flight? Got it from the following: SEPECAT Jaguar ACT Demonstrator Test pilots were impressed by the crisp control responses and smooth flight. The aero...
by appuseth
18 Jun 2006 01:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: SEPECAT Jaguar in IAF Service
Replies: 46
Views: 24167

Would it be feasible to add a digital fly-by-wire to the Jaguars (either existing fleet or newly manufactured ones)? I know the RAF experimented with this.

The controls would become sharper, something especially useful in low altitude flight; and the range would increase as well.
by appuseth
29 May 2006 04:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 74469

It's hard to believe that the Indian govt. was willing to abandon Siachen if TSP were to recognize actual ground positions, on good faith from the same general who was the mastermind of Kargil! :-? I think we got lucky that TSP backed off from authentication of ground positions, otherwise Mushy woul...
by appuseth
29 May 2006 01:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 74469

Something related: Nawaz blames Musharraf for Kargil It was from an urgent call from his Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee that he first learnt about the invasion of Kargil by Pakistani troops, the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif disclosed on Sunday, squarely blaming Gen Pervez Musha...
by appuseth
08 Jan 2006 07:27
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

I haven't seen that broadcast, but I have seen the one on how Chinese soldiers slaughtered and imprisoned a million people in Tibet. I am sure that we cannot compete with that. :)
by appuseth
07 Jan 2006 23:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

It is unclear whether US would be interested in tangling with China in particular theaters (like Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh) just because that might suit India. I for one haven't seen any evidence that these theaters are a priority for the US at present. Assuming I am right, it would mean that th...
by appuseth
07 Jan 2006 23:06
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

As for them being good loyal citizens, it didn't stop the GOI from treating them like second class citizens after the 62' war.


Making up lies is what Chicom (and drones like JYang) is all about, which is why such statements are made without giving any sources.
by appuseth
02 Jan 2006 07:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Hmm, okay Satya: So you think that I am making a big deal out of nothing and everything is okay on the India-China border despite the aggressive Chinese stance of claiming the entire state of Arunachal as a part of China while simultaneously building a road 5 km into Indian territory. True it's not ...
by appuseth
02 Jan 2006 04:00
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

RayC,

Then why is China building military roads in (Indian side) Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan (check earlier posts)?
by appuseth
01 Jan 2006 21:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

One thing is sure: That without American involvement, Pakistan would not have declared the current ceasefire with India. This is why I think that getting American help to militarily stop the current Chinese road building on Indian territory (Arunachal Pradesh) and in Bhutan will keep Pakistan from g...
by appuseth
01 Jan 2006 05:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Anoop, You seem to be misinterpreting my arguments, but I am not surprised by that. Perhaps your solution is to not get any help from anyone, and just keep going with the "Chalta hai" attitude. :roll: Keep wishing that the Chinese infiltration problem will just go away: Nothing new in that...
by appuseth
31 Dec 2005 23:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

This is India's neighbourhood. We, not the US, need to protect it. Yeah well, China started building the military road in Arunachal Pradesh in 2000. What have we done to stop them? Nothing, because we are afraid of the Chinese retaliation, and can't handle simultaneous war with TSP and China. Now C...
by appuseth
31 Dec 2005 06:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Ramanujan wrote: The game in the NE has to be decided by astute political moves and military *postures* rather than by war. Its more of Sumo wrestling rather than boxing and it will take more than a decade or two to play out. Ramanujan, things are not limited to military posturing. Check the bottom ...
by appuseth
30 Dec 2005 22:30
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

India to take up with China incursions into Bhutan India will take up with China the reported matter of Chinese border incursion into Bhutan at the next meeting of the Special Representatives of India and China to be held in January, a senior Home Ministry official said today. Special Representativ...
by appuseth
30 Dec 2005 01:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

The only thing we can do immediatly is to counter-infilterate We need to convince the king of Bhutan to allow Indian troops into Bhutan to stop the Chinese invasion. If he does not agree, then yes, we may have to counter-infiltrate. Better to stop the Chinese in Bhutan than in India. And lets say U...
by appuseth
30 Dec 2005 00:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Some people may dismiss the above discussion of war with China as resulting from jingoism, but the fact is that war is being thrust upon us, whether you like it or not. China is going to overrun Bhutan, and it's doing this with India-specific goals in mind. That is why Chinese soldiers invaded Bhuta...
by appuseth
29 Dec 2005 22:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

pray tell why US involvement is necessary? !?! Why would the US even care for Bhutan? The US does not care about Bhutan true, but the US is very interested in containing China to stop it from becoming more powerful. Also, as I already said above, we need to get TSP off our back in order to beat Chi...
by appuseth
29 Dec 2005 19:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

but can we go on overtly offensive, when we have such volatile borders elsewhere and the house itself is not in order.. Million $ question is is it sustainable in the first place? That is why I said that US involvement is necessary. If the US is helping us free Bhutan, then TSP will not enter the w...
by appuseth
28 Dec 2005 23:03
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

For those of you who suggest that we assume a defensive posture and wait until China attacks India, that is not how wars are won. Offense is defense. We did not stop China when they invaded Tibet, and the result was the '62 invasion of India. If you want to utilize an airforce to its maximum, you ha...
by appuseth
28 Dec 2005 01:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

In any conflict with China, we would have to destroy the Chinese military infrastructure in Tibet anyways. Anyhow, as I said earlier, whether Tibet can be freed would depend largely on the military situation at the time.
by appuseth
27 Dec 2005 23:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Caution: Taiwan, for what it is worth, does support Chicom WRT Chinese claims vs. India. Even so, we can still attack China when it's busy dealing with Taiwan, and that is the point I was trying to make; i.e. that China fears a second front with India in starting a war with Taiwan. We can use this ...
by appuseth
27 Dec 2005 21:17
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

One of the biggest fears that China has is that India may start a military campaign against China while it's engaged in a military campaign against Taiwan and US forces in the strait. The recent superficial diplomatic accomodations, as well as the strategic encirclement of India, stem from this fear...
by appuseth
14 Dec 2005 08:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Whatever the long-term strategy is, one thing that we need to put a stop to is the Chinese inching forward into Indian territory (beyond current borders). There have been many incursions into Arunachal Pradesh to which GoI's response has just been some complaining to the CCP thugs. At the same time,...
by appuseth
01 Dec 2005 07:37
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Secondly I have repeatedly heard that the PLAAF has not yet succeeded in air-air refuelling. I am not too sure about that. The Chinese are pretty close to getting there, if they are not there already. Our friendly Russians are supplying them with the needed equipment: http://sinodefence.com/airforc...
by appuseth
29 Nov 2005 06:04
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 76741

Yet, they trounced India in 1962. Why? How? At the time, the Indian forces were very ill-equipped, and greatly outnumbered. Indian soldiers did not have proper boots and clothing for mountainous terrain, and had not been properly acclimatized to the high altitude. Besides that, they did not even ha...
by appuseth
26 Nov 2005 07:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 100677

The US veterans of the cold war era show an intrinsic hatred towards India and love for Pak. During their time, India was considered by them to be a Soviet stooge, and the memory has stayed with them. That is why I think the political/ strategic/ military brass in the U.S. will continue to be anti-...
by appuseth
19 Nov 2005 05:30
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 133978

I doubt the IAF would show the MKI's full capabilities even in WVR combat. :wink:
by appuseth
16 Aug 2005 09:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99856

Shashank, I agree with you. We should have been more proactive.
by appuseth
16 Aug 2005 07:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99856

This discussion that the Chinese couldn't come up with a low altitude cruise missile is flawed because it keeps assuming that there was only one source for the Chinese, that unexploded Tomahawk. Has anyone considered the possibility that years of Chinese spying in the US has finally paid off? The To...
by appuseth
16 Aug 2005 06:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99856

Srai, there is still the possibility that the Chinese were able to reverse-engineer the unexploded Tomahawk and extract its technology, and used it in this missile.
by appuseth
15 Aug 2005 21:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99856

Ramana, GPS was only used in Block 3 of the Tomahawk missile. It improved its accuracy in the final attack, but the missile was still difficult to detect/shoot down even without GPS, because its terrain-hugging flight did not require GPS in the first 2 blocks. I still think it's very dangerous for P...
by appuseth
07 Jul 2005 10:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 53753

I think the ability to engage multiple targets simultaneously becomes very important in bvr exercises. It is in this regard that the RDY2 is better than the N001. Raw range of the radar is less important because the actual engagement range of either bvr missile, mica or R-77, is lower than the 70 km...
by appuseth
28 Jun 2005 10:16
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 53753

15-18 mile range of the "A12"?
Weird..


Maybe at sea level in chase. Or it may be the seeker range.
by appuseth
27 Apr 2005 02:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Radar thread - specs & discussions
Replies: 328
Views: 123967

Marcos, the Bison is a stopgap measure, the last IAF Mig-21 (to be replaced with LCA) so spending the extra money for a phased array is probably not worth it for the IAF. The main issue with the Kopyo is its range, which I think will be improved in the future through the use of faster processors.
by appuseth
29 Mar 2005 23:57
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 85569

AeroIndia article

Harry,

I just wanted to point something out. The Zhuk-M radar in the Mig-29M2 has a diameter of 680 mm, according to the following source:

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_293.shtml
by appuseth
15 Jun 2004 01:21
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84822

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Niranjan Rao, what I am worried about is if a lack of communication between the command and control of the three/two branches leaves a smaller number of soldiers without close-air-support at the critical time: Since Cold Start requires decreasing the number of soldiers in each group to increase mobi...
by appuseth
14 Jun 2004 04:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84822

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

I know Calvin. But we still need better integration.
by appuseth
14 Jun 2004 04:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84822

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

The "Cold Start" doctrine does not work unless the air force, army and navy know how to work well together. At present, this is not the case as shown by the poor communication between the air force and the army in Kargil.

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