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by Picklu
16 Jul 2018 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4319
Views: 298937

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

From the run video, is it just me or does it appear to others too that her cadence is less and stride length is more than her competitors?
by Picklu
11 Jul 2018 03:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615702

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

....... I love America just like many BRFites. This whole India business is just time-pass for many of us after work. Just come home and sit on the sofa with the TV running in your boxers/PJs and root for your fav team (India) on your IPAD/Laptop. But ask any of us to leave and we'll laugh at you. ...
by Picklu
06 Jul 2018 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342190

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Naxal movement in Bengal and Khalistan movement in Punjab didn't have any less local support. We crushed them and we will crush the Sunni movement in Kashmir also (I refuse to call it by any other name) You have me there. ............. What are we lacking? We are not lacking anything. What you are ...
by Picklu
05 Jul 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342190

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Naxal movement in Bengal and Khalistan movement in Punjab didn't have any less local support. We crushed them and we will crush the Sunni movement in Kashmir also (I refuse to call it by any other name)
by Picklu
03 Jul 2018 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216438

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

SP isn’t the most reliable source, but it resonates with what I have read about T90 and Armatas from many Russian analysts: over complicated, maintenance hogs which decrease unit autonomy at marginal technical advances. IA would have been better off sticking to T72s and upgrading them with better e...
by Picklu
21 Jun 2018 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 80336

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

There is a well known joke that has made the rounds and it goes like this... Q. Why did the US not invade North Korea, like it did in Iraq? A. Because unlike Iraq, North Korea *ACTUALLY* has Weapons of Mass Destruction. Well, the crime shame part is that the 3rd Sep, 2017 test by DPRK is widely acc...
by Picklu
20 Jun 2018 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645796

Re: Small Arms Thread

From OFB chaiwala: a. The factories have to live with decade old equipment from lowest bidders and how they are still operating is a miracle. b. Every sort of outsourcing deal has to go to the lowest bidder who operates coolie gang to manually produce the shoddiest output The problem is systematic a...
by Picklu
20 Jun 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481314

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

How is this different from a phone already having GPS and GLONASS receiver? What additional risk to the privacy of common public suffers from GOI when NAVIC is incorporated? Not doubting your technical knowledge but may be you should stop thinking about technology alone and start thinking in terms ...
by Picklu
20 Jun 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481314

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Also interested to know how a receive only technology can become "an effective tool for tracking people". Every mobile phone comes with a MSDN number which paired with a Motherboard ID and consecutively NAVIC receiver ID can be pinged and get the location. That's how you can be tracked, w...
by Picklu
16 Jun 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609530

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007189874590400513 ---> A Para SF Operative from a RCL Team firing an Indian-produced Carl Gustav M3 Recoil-Less Rifle while another operative who is armed with Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle with MARS Red Dot Sight assists him. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df...
by Picklu
16 Jun 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 873
Views: 176774

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

.... HIGH POWER RADAR (HPR) ...... The radars will provide long-range, medium- and high-altitude cover while detecting and tracking high-speed airborne targets following parabolic trajectories . Technologically superior, the radars will have the capability to scan 360 degrees without mechanical rot...
by Picklu
01 Jun 2018 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733637

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Aakash mk2 (with seeker) came for the 2nd batch of Aakash. No reason an Aakash NG MK2 based on SFDR not to come on board as well after Aakash NG.

Just like so many blocks of SM, we can play the same game. Would show true maturity of DRDO and military for product life cycle management.
by Picklu
20 May 2018 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1835
Views: 357911

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

A slight delay in desi Mk1A (order is already confirmed) enables additional screwdriver-giri su30 order to arrest squadron number fall as well as IAI pass-through avionics revenue.

For HAL chairman, what not to love?
by Picklu
16 May 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518602

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Tatra dhanush is now a solid candidate for MGS in MII category. This option was not there earlier.

My wild ass guess off course.
by Picklu
10 May 2018 08:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733301

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Believe the diff is twin vs quad inclined launcher.
by Picklu
09 May 2018 00:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 229327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Multiple licences ? More detail please. That can happen in many ways. 1. Licenses under different identities. 2. Licesnses issued in different states, since regional RTOs are not really interconnected. 3. Bribery. Adding more to the 1st and 3rd part - most of the folks coming to driver and delivery...
by Picklu
03 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 229327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Why more Aadhaar saar ? We already have a system like Zinda-ji mentioned. I also got an inland letter mail for lane violation in MG Road in my car, a couple of year ago. Not sure if the system is still is in use, but it used to work. 1. A large no of vehicles are not driven by owners and hence no r...
by Picklu
24 Apr 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1835
Views: 357911

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

Titbit from the latest VAYU. " there will be considerable delay in the next batch ( of 20) including 4 two-seat operational trainers as their production drawings have reportedly not been frozen" ! Frankly what is going on? Biased misreporting. First they said, HAL can't produce on time. N...
by Picklu
24 Apr 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1835
Views: 357911

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

Karan M wrote:Picklu, initials AS? Wont be surprised one bit.
Yup
by Picklu
23 Apr 2018 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1835
Views: 357911

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

I heard that one Tejas in the recent exercise took 23 seconds to take off rather than 21. I hope this is not a worrying thing given that 21 or less should be the norm according to my late cousin with whom I spoke a few days ago. Also why did they use only 4 out of 5 Tejas. This is very worrying to ...
by Picklu
16 Apr 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481314

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If this thing does not get sorted out in an year or so, perhaps one could consider launching a 'relay communication' satellite with a GSLV launch (in addition to the scheduled payload). This 'relay comm' satellite should be brought to the same orbit and in proximity to the disabled satellite to est...
by Picklu
11 Apr 2018 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518602

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Do these 2 foreign designs honestly look that much more TFTA than the OFB Dhanush Mounted Gun? Get a better paint job and then people will be going waah waah over the desi solution as well. Now to find out more details on the OFB MGS solution.. The mounting points is different. OFB seems to have lo...
by Picklu
04 Apr 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481314

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

There is one after another disaster with the recent launches. Last time, the heat shield didn't open and total loss of sat. This time comm failure and again total loss of sat. Something is not right.
by Picklu
03 Apr 2018 06:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 229327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

The kind of road construction should create a huge boom for the infra sector companies in stock market. Also should see larger volume of loans from the bank and consequently higher interest rates. Should increase jobs also. And lot of land acquisition issue related agitation would come up in the MSM...
by Picklu
29 Mar 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701628

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

IIRC, N3 recommended to throw out flat rating at least 10 years back. No point to shackle a powerful beast at lower altitude to ensure thrust remains same at the higher.
by Picklu
27 Mar 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216438

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The way to cut through the engine quantity logjam is via self propelled artillery on top of mbt orders.

I am advocating a CVRDE designed turret around Dhanush on Arjun Hull for last 3 years now.
by Picklu
21 Mar 2018 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518602

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Time to build a turret around dhanush and put it on arjun hull.

Order 300 and start license manufacture of the engine.
by Picklu
11 Mar 2018 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518602

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Almost 7 mil per unit
by Picklu
11 Mar 2018 14:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 278076

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Agree, whatever used to be more than 12 hours journey before, would become a night journey via HSR now and would get lot of passengers.
by Picklu
11 Mar 2018 14:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 278076

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The speed is highly over rated. What most of the Indians need is a comfortable night journey which already exists for CHN BLR. Increasing capacity there via push-back chair car and double-decker arrangement would be lot more beneficial. IR should consider bringing in a sleeper class with lower price...
by Picklu
06 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 493871

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

NRao wrote:Chinese intel actually believed that story of gun backwards.


This has a photo of dhanush!!!!
by Picklu
25 Jan 2018 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343280

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

In HSTT video, the bird looks slightly drunk, is that normal?
by Picklu
06 Dec 2017 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733637

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

With the seeker, is 2D battery control radar sufficient in LOAL mode or does akash still need Rajendra for command guidance? There are no 2D Battery control radars, but a 3D one. Typically, the seeker will turn on x km before the target and the ground FCR radar shuts off its guidance. Having said t...
by Picklu
06 Dec 2017 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733637

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

With the seeker, is 2D battery control radar sufficient in LOAL mode or does akash still need Rajendra for command guidance?
by Picklu
26 Nov 2017 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216438

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Use stop signal. OFB site says 105 mm shell has mujjle velocity of 600 plus m/s depending on charge. Assume 700 Range 11 km (probably as howitzer) In direct line of sight a tank at 1 km moving at 40 kmph will have moved 11 meters - which is more than the length of Al Khaled tank. "Andaaz"...
by Picklu
23 Nov 2017 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216438

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

In other news, it is confirmed now. IA trial team forced Arjun to run 1000s of KM in reverse gear to cause failure of the engine and used the same to reject. Is there a source for this? If true, the trial team that did this to the tank needs to dismissed from service. I thought everyone has already...
by Picklu
22 Nov 2017 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216438

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Folks, MBT thread?

In other news, it is confirmed now. IA trial team forced Arjun to run 1000s of KM in reverse gear to cause failure of the engine and used the same to reject.

and we thought it is the paki tanks that need only reverse gear.
by Picklu
19 Nov 2017 23:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 493871

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We are all dissing IAF for trying to ditch tejas in favour of foreign SEF while the NSA has asked for more Tejas ditching foreign SEF. Q is which Tejas? This is just speculation but it really pains to think IAF is lying. So, what if the NSA has asked IAF for its rational not to order more MK1 IOC ve...
by Picklu
30 Oct 2017 05:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49437

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Prasad wrote:....
Tata nexon tops out at nearly 10l. Only two air bags in front.


Other than ecosport, all the cars in that segment are in similar boat :(
by Picklu
07 Oct 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3249
Views: 303818

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Hmmm interesting reminiscence going on here!! In any case, the new guard joins the old, and will continue to rightfully demand what was promised by Admiral Saab!! Blame it to the delay in procurement system of MoD. :evil: When the promise was made, Admiral sir was single. Unfortunately, due to the ...

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