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by Neela
09 Dec 2017 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2287
Views: 271589

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If a IL-78 MKI can refuel 7 Su30-MKIs, it can refuel at least 12 LCAs.
by Neela
07 Dec 2017 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4185
Views: 109656

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Ha the Russian is indulging Blah Blah Blah and cares two hoots about India remaining outside NSG. Knows pretty well China is going to Veto it. He is speaking with a forked tongue. Remember the Russians supported UK against India in Security Council voting for the ICJ Judge. Cannot be trusted at all...
by Neela
04 Dec 2017 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 552067

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Im tired of searching for news on HAL HTFE and HTSE. Ive done that every single week for the last year. Nothing is coming out since the first firing of engines by Parrikar. It was on that occasion when he said 6000-8000 engines will be needed over the next decade.
by Neela
29 Nov 2017 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2287
Views: 271589

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If India decides to sell the LCA Tejas to other countries ( to keep HAL lines busy ) , what features would one downgrade in the Mk1 to ensure only India has the best specs while the customer gets a decent version?
by Neela
24 Nov 2017 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I thought Brahmos can do low altitude attacks (5 metres). At those altitudes, radars have difficulty due to sea clutter.
by Neela
20 Nov 2017 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2287
Views: 271589

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Doctor,
Are you willing to publish this article?

Can we take this discussion offline. PLease let me know which email address I should contact you on.
by Neela
17 Nov 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Interesting. Where does this Sengupta say this..? any Link..? The impression I got from the marketing guy of Poer Jet when I talked to him in AI 17 was that the bigger engines are still a bit into future. They were working only on the smallest one. It would be rather impressive if they are already ...
by Neela
09 Nov 2017 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Probably batch-1 Nirbhay will be inducted with TJ. Hopefully, HAL Engine division will start working on whatever little SFC improvements that can be achieved on PTAE. BTW, HAL Engine division was also responsible for development Shakti-Ardiden engine. Wonder if they are working on improving the sam...
by Neela
07 Nov 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nirbhay has been test-fired.
Let us hope all goes well.

INDRA Networks‏
@IndianDefenceRA

#BREAKING: @DRDO_India test fires cruise #missile Nirbhay from a defence range off #Odisha coast. (TheNewIndianXpress )
7:14 AM - 7 Nov 2017
by Neela
06 Nov 2017 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Its Nirbhay onlee.

@ANI

Test of Nirbhay missile (India's first home-grown, long range, subsonic cruise missile) will be next week: DRDO Chairman S Christopher
8:29 AM - 5 Nov 2017
by Neela
23 Sep 2017 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2059
Views: 314937

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Okay, VRDE has selected the diesel engine for the Rustom. It is looking for a piggyback ECU for fuel control. But what is this base engine. Can somebody identify. Here are the characteristics: Four stroke, Four cylinder, Common rail, Turbocharged, intercooled diesel engine. 2.2 ltr, 115 kW at 4000 ...
by Neela
04 Sep 2017 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3558
Views: 175934

Re: Internal Security Watch

The whole Rohingya issue sounds fishy & there seems to be larger interests at play. How come no one talks about dialogue between Rohingyas & Myanmar. The only solution being proposed seems to involve India accepting them. I am reminded of a BBC program on how India should accept Rohingyas a ...
by Neela
03 Sep 2017 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 63758

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

As long as there is no price to pay, you will see Col Purohit's saga being repeated elsewhere. @tehseenp Satya Pal Singh who was responsible for the Pune German Bakery Bomb Blast is all set to be promoted to become a Union Minister. 6:59 PM - 2 Sep 2017 ( This, when he was appointed Mumbai commision...
by Neela
30 Aug 2017 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviation
Replies: 128
Views: 4331

Re: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviation

Vidur, Thanks for this post. I just have one question to get a clearer picture. How much discretionary powers in finance matters do DRDO chief;s get. In other words, how much budget do they get that they spend on their choices without having to go the MoD or MoF. The reason for asking this is becaus...
by Neela
30 Jul 2017 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Small anecdote. At a tennis league, played with someone working on geospatial information at a small company based out of Munich. He says he verifies data provided by farmers who claim EU farm subsidy. He said his company uses IRS satellite data and also resells them for both rural and urban needs. ...
by Neela
16 Jul 2017 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65416

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^The article says: __________________ However, the Indian view is that the nationality of an individual can only be established by an investigation conducted by Indian agencies, and not on the basis of information provided by UK authorities. The investigation involves police in India confirming th...
by Neela
12 Jul 2017 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal Istrac developed a 4.6 metre SBT antenna terminal The SBT Antenna system consists of 3-axis antenna mount, a motion simulator, reflector and feed, servo control systems and radio frequency electronics. Mechanical Systems Area (MSA) of Istrac made a...
by Neela
07 Jul 2017 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781197

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Been trawling the interweb trying to find info on Chinese deployments in actual war zones.. Saw some reports of their peacekeeping missions in Africa (along with some cheque book diplomacy of course).. Came across a report of Chinese peacekeepers abandoning posts, leaving behind weapons and ammo :e...
by Neela
06 Jul 2017 14:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781197

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I wonder if a Pro-independent President in Taiwan is of any use here. Joint Military exercises near Kinmen islands?
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433092

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Exports are fine.. and the IAF can use it too.. I would have liked more picket fence AWACS too. But the issue is this, is the effort wasted? Not really, IAF is taking all 3 AEW&C aircraft as versus the original plan for 2. Plus AWACS India is now committed with 6 aircraft order noted. These wil...
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Following up on earlier posts on Cartosats. More details here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32023.480 Castosat 2E was launched last month. Next is Cartosat3 series with resolution of 0.25m . Mar '18 - Cartosat 3 Mar '19 - Cartosat 3A Mar '20 - Cartosat 3B
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433092

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I beg to differ with Karan and Rohitvats for different reasons. There has been immense effort gone into developing the program. That IP developed , including hardware, software, logistics, mission planning all of that _is_ cost from a business sense. Why not hive it off as a business with proper sup...
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433092

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:There is only one - Stupidity!!
India can never mass manufacture even a needle leave alone an AEW aircraft.


DRDO chief Mr.Christopher mentioned in an interview EMB145 platform will continue for export.
Dont know the status.
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Vina-ji .Neat simple explanation.
Another point about the staged combustion cycle. The Preburner-turbine exhaust is fed to the main combustion chamber. That means there will back-pressure from main combustion chamber to the turbine. What precautions must be taken here ?
by Neela
01 Jul 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

My assumption is rocket clustering, irrespective of whether tanks, turbo pumps, combustion chamber, is shared or not , is when these components belong to the _same_ stage.
by Neela
30 Jun 2017 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Hi Neela sir, Seekers are in development for both Nirbhay & Brahmos, we don't have any yet. Way point navigation - i.e. moving from predetermined point to the next, as a means of methodically navigating has been done with Rustom, Nishant, and of course we have experience with aircraft too which...
by Neela
28 Jun 2017 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781197

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Ananth Krishnan , The Hindu's correspondent in Beijing Revealing China statement, suggests acc to them Doka La (Donglong) issue betn China/Bhutan, anger at India 'interfering with hidden agenda' https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDZEc1wUQAAzIrO.jpg Three things to note: 1. Typos 2. Suhasini and this rat ...
by Neela
28 Jun 2017 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

prasannasimha wrote:The actual military grade resolution if cartosat is supposed to be higher. That value will obviously be classified

And Cartosat 3 resolution is going to be 0.25m.

This is a club where India leads the rest of the pack.
by Neela
26 Jun 2017 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Brahmos, LCA do way point navigation at different alts. So does Rustom, Nishant. Its not the key issue which is our lack of local seekers and engines, which are now maturing. I get confused between Tercom and Waypoint navigation. And trying to understand which seeker is used and what the related RC...
by Neela
14 Jun 2017 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

tsarkar's post referred to algorithms and I remember reading a paper on this. This is how a IIR image looks like for the seeker if my understanding is correct. http://spie.org/Images/Graphics/Newsroom/Imported/apr02/targetsfig1.jpg So for LOBL , an image is "locked on" or stored before lau...
by Neela
09 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 41451

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Talking past each other. When there was a huge market for satellite launches only US/Europe/Rus had the capability to launch them. They realized that they needed to pack more to GTO to launch multiple satellites and developed the Soyuzes, Deltas and the Arianes. It was a limited launch capacity mark...
by Neela
08 Jun 2017 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 41451

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

The Boeing 747 - A 380 example is relevant in that Airbus felt that 747 was long in tooth and decided to put in a competitor. Boeing decided to stay out. A 380 is not doing well. I am not sure that we are "competing". We are behind and are going to stay behind in a market that has many pl...
by Neela
07 Jun 2017 19:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 41451

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

You are ignoring the demand side of things. It is like semiconductor . The number of transistors on a chip has increased multifold, giving massive boost in processing power and memory. But still , given the computing demand, it really hasn't reduced demand for computing because demand is not static...
by Neela
04 Jun 2017 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The GSLV Mk 2 in comparison (figures again from Wiki) can launch 2.5 tons to GTO and costs Rs 220 crores ($ 36 million) per launch. That works out to $14,400/kg. I doubt whether the GLSV Mk 3 cost/kg will be significantly different. Yes. FINALLY SOMEONE who actually posts numbers instead of "I...
by Neela
30 May 2017 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306852

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Disha, Vina,prasanna, others Just 1 question from my side. Keeping in mind consolidation, reduction of complexity, handling costs, competition,scalability and cost/kg, what are the forward looking preferred stages ISRO should opt for , for all types of payload to GTO ( Say from 1Tonne - 15Tonnes) .
by Neela
23 May 2017 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 245473

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

News of PM Modi ordering part of Ravi river outflow diverted for use in Punjab and J&K floating around. Paki newspapers also reporting.
by Neela
23 May 2017 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2871
Views: 276993

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Livefist
@livefist
Just in: 2nd prototype of HAL's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) with modified tail boom lifted off on first flight today.
10:32 AM - 23 May 2017



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by Neela
23 May 2017 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 348058

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Simple things like moving such bogies during nighttime will avoid such blunders.
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