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by Picklu
30 Mar 2020 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614257

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

It is not just Apaches. Be it Rafales or S400, it appears that the P5 have the first right on our defense capex. Not sure what's the critical short coming for which we are held by our curlies. Because, it is hard to believe that all politicians from all sides of the spectrum are equally traitor and ...
by Picklu
27 Mar 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942718

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

Indranil wrote:MWF and AMCA prototypes are not going to be ready for avionics/radar testing till 2025 and 2030 AT LEAST. If airframes were present today, we could start integrating and testing these LRUs from tomorrow.


And a few as Kaveri testbed; pretty please
by Picklu
18 Mar 2020 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236982

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The buggers shafted us during ToT by providing a faulty breach design. We finally rectified the same after a decade via soltam. The current import of 2 barrel is only to ensure they come up with certified ammo for the same. The ammo(consumable) is where the gravy is with each shell costing us 20 lak...
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664597

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

The first flight didn't have the ubiquitous wvr aam on the outermost pylon as flutter weight.
Also the midboard pylon were fitted to cover the Kuchemann Carrot behind it.

Happened before? Are these the new normal?
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664597

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

Today, a fitting day to pay a tribute to Sri MP Sir ji, Hope he reaches Vaikuntha.
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943741

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With the WFH being the new norm, TCS alone has ordered 2+lakh laptop, all coming from China; CTS another 1+ lakh, add Wipro, Infy and rest of the IT behemoths and China is laughing all the way to bank. Add the biffed up routers, dongles and new phone handsets required for WFH and we alone are taking...
by Picklu
11 Mar 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333370

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

After Feb 27, a F 16 had to publicly crash ;)

A better face saver story than concocting something like losing one against a pig on the runway.
by Picklu
07 Mar 2020 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 733
Views: 202687

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

Kartik wrote:Harshal Pal is definitely trying hard but nowhere near as good as the rendering that Kuntal Biswas has done so far. His are near perfect renderings.


Yup, Kuntal is the gold standard.

But Harshal also should be encouraged. The more the better. May their tribe prosper.
by Picklu
22 Feb 2020 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 733
Views: 202687

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

Bharat - Ratna for Kuntal Biswas. Finally, after a long delay, one critical gap in capability is getting fulfilled where Pakis and Chinis used to rule the roost. Eye candy at it's best (even though there are a few rare gaps in technical drawing like the incorrect shape of the ram air inlet at the ta...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 733
Views: 202687

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

Abhibhushan wrote:Does any one remember that even M2K also tried out a 2 engined version?


Abhibhushan Sir, would like to hear your perspective on that, even if it has been discussed by amateurs before.
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051070

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The issue with Kaveri is 0-institutional support/risk-taking attitude for an ab-initio high-tech product. After-all, nobody stopped MoD/IAF/GTRE to simply do what the Chinese did i.e. Accept it as is and force it to, atleast partial, squadron service. And 5-7 years of regular flying would throw-up ...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 733
Views: 202687

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

I happened to see a small mob of street vendors making a fight near CV Raman Nagar, on who has more right to build the next desi fighter. Everyone and their uncle (and aunts and kajins too) in that geography is planning to build one. There is money to be spent, promotions to be had etc etc... I als...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 46
Views: 3666

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Rakesh wrote:He is Group Captain now and still going strong I believe!


Grounded and leading air defense since flying days are over IIRC.
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34936

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

If we have the economic wherewithal then i love the approach of 'duplication of effort'; the only issue from my side would be a free flow of ideas to reduce the duplication to mere copy. It is the duplication that creates true capability of "bench strength" Just like what IPL is doing to I...
by Picklu
01 Jan 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713300

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

:D You have to give it to the youtube boys. The page on DRDO must have been created months back. As soon as someone notices it, it gets put on twitter, then on to defence forums. And voila, next is youtube video on "Everything about XRSAM" All of these based on one section of DRDO, with a...
by Picklu
31 Dec 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236982

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Lt Gen Shankar has lead not only Pinaka but Dhanush effort as well. For the next one decade, his comments would still be extremely up to date and valid as he was involved in the R&D side as well. However, he may have some bias towards 52 caliber Dhanush than 52 caliber 25 L chamber ATAGS
by Picklu
31 Dec 2019 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 310308

Re: Indian Roads Thread

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by Picklu
23 Dec 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236982

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any reason why the number of rockets got reduced from 6 to 4 in each pod? My understanding is that the dimension didn't increase and the weight increase is also minimal (~15 kg), so why reduce the throw-weight? The dia at the fins for guidance increased so the the space between the rockets had to b...
by Picklu
23 Dec 2019 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236982

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any reason why the number of rockets got reduced from 6 to 4 in each pod?
My understanding is that the dimension didn't increase and the weight increase is also minimal (~15 kg), so why reduce the throw-weight?
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Btw, there's video floating around on the SM of the empty seats in Modi rally today. Not sure if that's one off, some trick video or there's genuine popular backlash against BJP where people are no longer interested on NaMo. The JMM exit poll shows that BJP is going to loose that state despite lot o...
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amit Shah has spoken extensively on NRC in parliament, with media, in election rallys. Today, PM says, no one has talked about NRC. It will be seen as a backtracking. My ardent hope is that he should not end up similar to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya after backtracking on Singur. Voting public respects st...
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The horror stories of bengali hindus that are coming out from Assam, is precisely what I had pointed out - no way to reduce false negatives and false positives in the same process. Many people with ear to the ground level were aware of the situation; how actual perpetrators(bangladesi muslims) have ...
by Picklu
19 Dec 2019 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The number of state govt outside BJP hand is a concern since law and order is a state subject and any central initiative can be thwarted/sabotaged via violence or threat of violence. RAJ, MP, C'Garh, MH, Bihar, Odisha, TN, KL, AP and Telengana, Delhi, WB, Assam and NE (after CAA) combined is not a s...
by Picklu
17 Dec 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sorry, a bit busy with office work so could not post much today but two quick points a. Saw a few posters suggested tiered filtration process to increase catching maximum illegals while simultaneously reducing the chance of genuine Indians being tagged as illegal. While the intention is good, let me...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now you are being obstinate. The number of Assamese not in NRC is 1 lakh, Nepali 1 lakh. As for source you are educated. So google recent interview of HBS with Rajdeep. Even if the number is 1.2 million the CAB allows them to apply for citizenship. Just entering another country automatically does n...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Why don't you wait for the end goal that Modi/Shah have in mind. As far as Assam is concerned ... 1. NRC is blotched and incomplete from Modi/Shah pov. 2. For those identified as illegals, there is a process of appeals and courts that will have its say before India can fully mark them out a ille...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Picklu, you need to cool down and not get hysterical. My family are refugees from Narayanganj in Bdesh. Part of family still in Bdesh. Plenty of close family still in Kolkata. Everyone of us will be submitting documentation for NRC. As for the 1.2 million Bengali/Bdeshi Hindus those reports are unc...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not only the above security and public health issue would go up many times but there will be other problems. Many tipping points would be reached when the number of illegals become 20 lakh and that many people has a lot potential to cause harm if pushed at the corner. 1. 5 to 7 lakh detected and 5-...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Picklu The solution is to uplift the entire eastern india economically. And achieving that would be THE holy lota to solve all the problem. True - and absolutely critical to counter the dlagon as well. In many villages in Malloostan, most of the ppl seen outside working are "Bengali" -...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Truth is .. 1. Bengladeshi, Pakistani and Afghan Hindus have protection of CAA now. No fear there. 2. Bangladesh will only accept it own citizen. That in-itself is a protection that GOI will not rush into classification. Remember, GOI asking for multiple extensions during Assam NRC the last of whic...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMO, the porous border is like a porous membrane. The migration across is should be a function of the pressure differential and the concentration differential. Thus, tighter enforcement on Indian side will basically deter all but the most desperate - and the terrorists/ criminals. Plus, jaabs on th...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure whether you realize it or not but you are essentially stating the same things as I said but you are stating this without the numbers to avoid the scrutiny. 1. " slightly " liberal documentation requirement as compared to Assam's is I have also said, you just have avoided giving n...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BD is only saying words. There will no way they are going to agree for taking people back. As far as other ideas expressed here, there is no way we can keep large section of infiltrators who are now rioting in the streets without seriously endangering our internal security. The number is in Crores ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Willing to take back our citizens, if any, illegally staying .. DHAKA: Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen on Sunday .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/72692482.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst: He rejected speculation ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hear what you saying and as I said, i have no love lost for the sikulars. But think of the end game about what you suggest. 3 points a. What are you going to do with the excluded ones ? The path forward for us, the bonafide citizens with such large number of excluded folks (illegal and bonafide) ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Interesting take, Picklu saar. And it did get me thinking. Actually, even I won't be able to prove my citizenship since my mom's name was wrongly entered by my school teacher in 10th and it has stuck, and my dad passed away long time back. I am sure there will be some solutions but for sure there w...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. Fix a cutoff date such that families immediate (father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, etc) can still be identified back in Bangladesh. 2. Have a nationwide NRC with the above cutoff date. 3. Fix a slightly liberal documentation requirement as compared to Assam's. 4. Deport the BDs who can be i...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Picklu, after the bill has been signed by the President, it is getting clear that the Home Ministry is going to face challenges. What you said below is an issue that RSS was always worried about. They had to face this vengeance five times since Independence and it weighs heavily on the seniors of N...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hear what you saying and as I said, i have no love lost for the sikulars. But think of the end game about what you suggest. 3 points a. What are you going to do with the excluded ones ? The path forward for us, the bonafide citizens with such large number of excluded folks (illegal and bonafide) ...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657739

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The cost of leniency and amnesty for the existing bd illegal ones, economically, diplomatically, security wise and public health and welfare and all the other plethora of governance, is miniscule compared to what will happen if we embark on this strict document based lineage verified NRC that is cu...

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