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by Picklu
19 Apr 2019 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

kerala is not so different from bengal despite being 100% literate .. which sane person will vote the commies The Bengal and Kerala vote bank for Commies is by Hindus. The minority (Muslims+Christians+Secular Hindus) always voted for Congress. The reason why Hindus voted for Left is they wanted a n...
by Picklu
19 Apr 2019 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Blr South voter. The early rush to booth was from a segment of IT VITY crowd who wanted to do their civic duty and then leave town taking advantage of 4 days holiday. (Including a forum stalwart who shall remain unnamed :P ). However, this segment is almost 100% BJP voter and they have done their jo...
by Picklu
18 Apr 2019 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Not only the election is spread out, but the filling and campaign dates are also spread out. BJP is taking full advantage. Filling nomination of Shadhvi a day before 2nd phase of election has been a master stroke. Everyone Hindu I have talked to, has become charged, even if not so enthu about the vo...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Now, all i have given is the problem statement. Let me tell you my idea of solution as well. I don't see a solution in MOD, MOF and politicians' end. Chasing them will be a fools errand. The primary solution has to come from Ind Mil and DRDO, DPSU plus private orgs. Again, the clamour of making IA/I...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

IAF and DRDO do not have decision making powers. Only the MoD does, and it itself is dependent on MoF releasing funds. So how are IAF and DRDO supposed to solve anything by themselves? Why even have an MoD then? For the same reasons why every company have a CFO and other CXO roles. Doesn't absolve ...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Why I keep IAF/IA/IN in the primacy of all such accountability related discussion? Because despite Banditji and Durgamata, it is IA (Thapar and Sam Bahadur) gets brickbats and credits for 1962 and 1971. The same would be the case whenever the balloon goes up in future too. At some point of time, the...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There are 2 politicians and if they have to get into every detail, god save us. The bureaucrats are same the world over. In our case, they are not specialized either. Left are a bunch of career warriors and another bunch of career technocrats. The earlier they learn to work together for mutual bene...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Don't know about SPJ but from a few telecom engineers I know, SDR and StingRay are not that heard to get or that costly either. Some of our startups in telecom domain routinely use them. Mil Qualified proven SDR for high speed fighter aircraft are a rare beast, a handful of manufacturers make them ...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Yes, exactly. Where did MOD btw sit and tell IAF/DRDO - guys, just go talk to Bombardier? There are 2 politicians and if they have to get into every detail, god save us. The bureaucrats are same the world over. In our case, they are not specialized either. Left are a bunch of career warriors and an...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

On Feb27th, how would the LCA Mk1 be better than the MiG-21 Bison, when it too lacks a SPJ? Military can be blamed in part for the entire development hassle, but fact is the development of a 4Gen+ platform is hard, and IAF needed an aircraft superior/at least equivalent to the F-16 across the entir...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Hari Nair sir, considering the geography of the region and the location of our air bases, I do not see how the IAF could have defended better than they did. I've said it before here, that the pakis had the same advantages when initiating a strike that the IAF did when they bombed Balakot. But the P...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2019 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

One possibility, had IAF ordered 15 netra instead of 3; with induction of 3 in a block and each block adding a bit more capability than previous, a lot of such gap would not have existed in the first place. Same goes with early and more number of mk1 (though given our number of mig21, it would still...
by Picklu
15 Apr 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Any sane operator will choose one middle of the ground aircraft, build relationship with the manufacturer, push for local MRO and depo level maintainance and life extension and order in bulk. Sort of like what Indigo did. Then put all kind of COTS equipment (equivalent to FOSS from IT world) on it f...
by Picklu
15 Apr 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This is very different from what I know. Unless war is formally declared - and in this case it wasnt - it requires Controller approval..... Anyways, this incident has too many versions and is too sparse on details. From an Indian perspective, we could have better prepared for it given the time-demo...
by Picklu
15 Apr 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533280

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We already have 4 gs 650 on order.

Enlarge the order to 24 and be done with it.

Add netra rader on top on some, refueling line and drogue in a few and xv 2004 on the rest.

Where this is a will, there is a way.
by Picklu
15 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186695

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

lahore via kuwait

nair take a beer

and all such....
by Picklu
12 Apr 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

From an Indian perspective, we could have better prepared for it given the time-demonstrated logic-defying tribal-thinking of the Pakistanis. The issue is not pilots or radar operator bravery, competency or equipment but a command failure at higher military levels to prepare for all possible contin...
by Picklu
12 Apr 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

. Remember vast supply of essential items is supposed to come from OFB. And almost all of it was either stuck (Quality issues) or delayed (promised X, delivered much lesser quantities). And I also want to lay on rest this quality issue of OFB. Do they have issues, yes they do. Any more than any oth...
by Picklu
11 Apr 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

ramana wrote:Picklu,
Have you read Maj. Gen(R) Sukhwant Singh three volume study of the 1971 war? Especially the third volume. He writes same ideas as you have written about cost benefit and sacrifices made by people to equip the forces.


No. Will check online.
by Picklu
11 Apr 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

You are forgetting the recent ak203 and athos! Still this day, I can not figure out why we can not build a turret around Dhanush and put it on Arjun hull achieving synergy in our parts supply chain. If involving private sector was the goal, ask L&T to set up another arjun line. And for gods sake...
by Picklu
11 Apr 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I agree we are the masters at falling into the same hole again. Despite tactical brilliance of Kargil and fully knowing about Paki H&D compulsion (they detonated the nuclear bombs within a month despite threats of sanction from the entire world and fully knowing their bombs work and doesn't need...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Karthik S wrote:Picklu saar, what's the point of posting all this 2 days before elections? What are you trying to achieve?


Would have posted long time back had GDF not closed down; that was and is a real loss :(( :(( :((

Understand what you are trying to say; will shut up.
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Generally, delivering infrastructure is the hardest part of delivering public goods and services. This is especially hard where the infrastructure in question is something that needs maintenance and upkeep several times a day . Or, something that requires regular replenishment (LPG cylinders). In c...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There is also a payment crisis going on; there is a lid on the news but things are coming up piece meal 1. IAF not paying HAL is one indication 2. BSNL and few other PSUs didn't get salary on time; contract employees haven't been paid for months. 3. In many BJP states, contractors have not paid for ...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In India, all the electioneering, cast calculations and polarization can take a party to improve their bottom-line but to win, in most cases they need to get a larger share of floating voters. The floating voters are won and lost on "state of mind". NDA1 lost as the "state of mind&quo...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I think NDA2 made the same mistakes as NDA1, trusting the development statistics more than the important parameters of livelihood and the result would be to some extent similar to "India Shining". For a country like India, the collection of statistics is totally dependent on Gov machinery ...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

kit are you out of touch? the cadre is revived and working hard. only urban folks don't see that. Just last year every week brought murders of RSS and BJP workers from Bengal, Karnataka, TN and Kerala. Now we don't hear that. Regular every time, a PFI genre goon felt like showing his power go kill ...
by Picklu
09 Apr 2019 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Personal attacks notwithstanding, I hope Jagan can come to NDAs aid if need by and respects Hindu sentiments when in power, like he's been promising. BTW, Dr. Pravin Patil's analysis on Bengal shocker is up: https://5forty3.in/gaze_articles.php?articalid=219 TMC & BJP are apparently running nec...
by Picklu
08 Apr 2019 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1970
Views: 140233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Us bongs have a winner takes all tendency. Even though NaMo has lot of fans, state BJP is simply not in position to fight TMC organisation. So, i would be surprised if BJP gets more than 5 in WB. The recent no confidence on Arjun Singh in Bhatpara Municipality shows the day The NRC issue will antago...
by Picklu
08 Apr 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50527

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I do miss the Avadi style flower treatment :(
by Picklu
03 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542003

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Was that really Ghafoora? The handle, instead of dgispr shows peaceforchange. spoof account probably
by Picklu
28 Mar 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95676

Re: Indian ASAT Test

the comments of daily mail made my day ....aak thoo.. I thought of writing the below but too lazy to create an account; may be someone with an account will do the honour ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A...
by Picklu
27 Mar 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186695

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Maybe I am missing something. But wasn't Sofradir for Nag/Helina just an interim solution? We have reports of trials with indigenous seeker mentioned above in this very page. So, what is this thing about imported seekers for Nag/Helina? You are correct about the Nag/Helina seeker. The DRDO seeker i...
by Picklu
27 Mar 2019 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186695

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ramana, While the DRDO/BDL seeker is indigenous, they need FPA detectors and I am not aware of any foundry in India that actually manufactures them at scale, they are all imported per my knowledge. Whether it's L&T or VEM, all import the entire seeker (not just the detectors) and re-badge. The c...
by Picklu
25 Mar 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 55275

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

gaurav.p wrote:^^ the gun has been shifted to one of the shoulders. There will be 11 hardpoints (4 + 3 + 4)


Excellent. Thank you
by Picklu
25 Mar 2019 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 55275

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

But, I have always wondered if a Mig-29UPG like solution is possible. You brought back memories that I have fought long to suppress. But functionality wise, I think the UPG version would make refueling a bit more challenging, since the probe is right beside the cockpit (left hand side I believe), i...
by Picklu
24 Mar 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 14429

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Love this image..can almost tell that its absolutely racing away https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45572564_1998676560226782_8229609908429914112_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=5d5b91c7ea5c3df2f2c9a3181f64011b&oe=5CDA7AA4 And wheels retracted too at such low h...
by Picklu
24 Mar 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186695

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PDV seeker identifies a hot Reentry vehicle against a cool background. The Nag seeker with a cooler would be good basis for WVR. Nag seeker is a single color LWIR (8 to 13 um) FPA A2A heat seekers typically need dual color MWIR(3 to 5 um) and LWIR(8 to 13 um) hence Nag seeker would not be a plug an...
by Picklu
18 Mar 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 624
Views: 145597

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

He gave us Tejas, never forget. After all that was done to just have the project wither on the vine with no orders. Not only he gave us Tejas, he gave us a "business as usual" playbook which was proven by Tejas and now being followed by Arjun, 155m Artillary, Akash, Pinaka and many more. ...

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