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by Singha
23 Feb 2019 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

Karan M's unfortunate role in brf is like king Vikramaditya in Vikram aur Betaal :( after putting tremendous effort to rebut comments like the above, some other Betaal will appear again next week with the same questions and off the cuff comments. and the cycle will repeat. to cut the gordian knot, I...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814929

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

while we always unhappy at numbers like 83 or 100, let me remind thats more in itself than most EU afs!! the mighty RAF has 142 typhoons, 22 tornado GR4 and 17 JSF. the JSFs will never replace the large number of tornados which were in service. the ADV a2a variant were all retired in 2011 and these ...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3568
Views: 597425

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the japanese learn nothing from these routine intercepts except burn money and get stretched. neither the americans learn anything useful, the useful stuff they learn from RC135, P8A and submarine snooping. I am glad the TSPians have no budget to be doing swarming tactics and come up in "operat...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

the most well watered and fertile part of punjab would be the area between indus and sutlej and TSP took all of that.
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

if you look at it , the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab are the rivers in kashmir. they are ALL being given away to TSP https://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/jammuandkashmir/rivers/jammuandkashmir-river-map.jpg the sutlej, ravi and beas are PUNJAB & HP rivers - they have nothing much to with cashmere https://i...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

seems to me the real teeth is the much higher flow of the 3 western rivers, and thats where india can play games. TSP has already said they have no objection or concern about Gadkari plan of using eastern rivers which we just waste 5% now so other than a 5% gain of the 33 maf from the eastern rivers...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

on IWT moves there is no clarity in the media. Gadkari ji said 3 eastern rivers. WION is saying 3 eastern rivers, but naming the 3 western rivers in its captioning! - we need a real picture of what is our share of each river - how much of that share of each river we are using on a % basis surely som...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 995
Views: 157381

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

probably further from CG than levons so more moment of force to push the tail down and flare the plane?
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 80
Views: 4223

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

india should aim to capture and squat on Skardu-Gilgit belt and just annex it. will cut off both karakoram highway and the road via Aksai chin forver.

that will take care CPEC.
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 80
Views: 4223

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

I keep hearing about oppressed people of Gilgit-Baltistan want to be free of Pakistan. If there is another war initiated by Pakistan, can India free these people and in the process open a land link with Afghanistan , Tajikistan and rest central Asia? only line of comms is E-W here gilgit-skardu-aks...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

sections of valley IMs will be happy to give the water to their brethen in TSP than donate it to any other state.

enviro activists will claim the flora and fauna of the two river systems and it will harm the gangetic ecosystem and 25 years study led by them is needed.
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3122
Views: 364258

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Of the total 168 million acre-feet, India's share of water from the three rivers is 33 million acre-feet, does that mean the 3 rivers given to TSP have 168-33=135 mil acre-feet and the 3 rivers we got have a paltry 33 mil acre-feet? or , 168 is across our 3 rivers and we are supposed to use only 33 ...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397043

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

even if their first flights may happen close together, the MWF will reach IOC and FOC clean and fast as it will be based on proven Tejas tech base and available technology. AMCA will need a host of new techs developed over next decade wrt to LO techs - materials, coatings, thermal sig, RF antenna si...
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4563
Views: 793429

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I wonder what they meant by saying the JV with safran is at "tech eval stage"!! Rafales are getting ready for delivery and we are still nowhere on this offset project? and its not like we have a choice of french vendors under dassault ecosystem for this - safran is the one and only option....
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

Must be hoping for a VKS type position if new regime comes
by Singha
22 Feb 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

raga has roped in gen hooda retd theater commander of northern sector to draft some kind of security policy for his campaign.
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 78009

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

gent is young, perhaps military attache or member of a defence delegation in various talks here.

time for cheen to shiver at what we are baking together.
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 78009

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

choti mooh bari baat sarkar, but anyone noticed the army official in green dress behind Deo sir ? BEL signing MoU with JSR Dynamics at the Aero India 2019 http://www.defenseworld.net/uploads//news/big/capture_1550759928.png dress matches vietnamese army http://img.cdn2.vietnamnet.vn/Images/english/2...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

imo the bland statement by Gadkari ji about india going to fully use the IWT waters in our share would have caused an impact equivalent to 1000 x HSLD in Pindi. they cannot even complain and whine about it but their agri which had bloomed on our water is going to take a major hit. Gadkari ji has a t...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503616

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

well apart from being 50% less top speed, the C295 ceiling is 30,000feet vs 37,000feet of EMB145 31000ft is the ceiling of saab2000 the TSPAF AEW C295 was never designed for high flying - its ok to haul cargo and low flying maritime patrol mission. the israeli G550 aew has a ceiling of 51000 feet th...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1117
Views: 208699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

good find. 10X faster & cleaner than a ponderous global tender ....
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

occupying POK is not a wave of a magic wand or as easy as tweeting :) in other news the head of the PLA @ doklam time has been jailed for life on graft charges. so all their top generals make some side money, but his fall from grace in 2017 amid doklam could be due to going behind Xi's back to start...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200650

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

>> 3x 1000 kg class bombs eg Griffin NGLGB/ missiles/ heavy PGMs all of the bombs dropped in vayu shakti were 450kg (1000lb) or smaller. do we really use any 1000kg (ie 2400kg) of bombs? sometimes i have seen FAB500/BETAB500 on sukhois which map to 1400lb but no bigger. the KH59/Popeye types are 100...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

there was a shia revolt in gilgit - baltistan in 1988 over a fight the sunnis started over sighting of the Eid moon and other simmering issues instead of restoring peace , the PA conspired to transport the influx of 1000s of armed sunni pathans from NWFP in lashkars that destroyed the whole place an...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814929

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

per livefist tweet, HAL expects the order for 83 in 2 months. the MOD finance dept is working on the file.

so unless there is regime change/flower revolution in GE, 83 is inside the bag.
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503616

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

why cannot a faux dharmic workaround be found like buying the small nos of EMB145 from some leasing co? keeps the CVC and CAG hawks happy in their paper filing, keeps judiciary happy in virtue signaling and gets the job done. its not like these birds will have 16 hr duty cycles daily like a civilian...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 189
Views: 14783

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

the mongol attempts to cross the indus and plunder delhi were defeated by the turkic khalji sultanate by virtue of their cavalry, knowledge of the land and some experienced generals incl the infamous malik kafur. a lot of captives were executed and their heads put on sticks to decorate a tower in Si...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

^^^ a lot of twitter activity has been activated, like the SIMs that jihadis keep rotating. oppression and riots against cashmereis is the new narrative, hoping to strike gold somewhere. mysterious people could target cashmereis in other part of india and vanish. same as the mystery church & mos...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200650

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Shornet is a heavy a/c if you see it logically its always packed to the gunwales with various sensors , fuel tanks and weapons and heavy undercarriage for naval role. carries a large aesa radar.

the only 2 engine that may quality as a medium is the base Mig29.
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3527
Views: 260030

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://www.news18.com/news/world/trump-bars-alabama-woman-who-joined-isis-from-returning-says-shes-not-us-citizen-2043409.html?ref=hp_top_pos_9 todays namuna. hoda muthana, born and raised in US by a ex yemeni diplomat runs away to syria in 2014 serially marries into 3 ISIS husbands and spawns a ch...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503616

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

will the c295 permit greater time on station? claim from airbus page: Range 2,000 nm (with 6.0 t of payload) Flight Hours Up to 11 hours in the air Load capacity 71 troops, 50 paratroops and 5 pallets the ERJ145 wiki specs look very similar - range around 3000km around 6t payload. its also 50% faste...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200650

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Image

i hope this loadout is not demanded :)
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200650

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

In a2a role it will be formidable performer with 6xastra1 and 4xasraam whose specs are more like mica ir than a small short lived diwali rocket
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200650

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

6500kg is weapons is a absurd number! What mission and loadout needs this? For a dpsa mission 4x450kg a2g weapons 2 supersonic drop tanks and 2 aams is probably it and a LDP if laser pgm When you multi rack lot of small weapons like ngarm asm sant saaw weight will be at or below the above for tactic...
by Singha
21 Feb 2019 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2902
Views: 338445

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

When are tests planned of this missile?
Should be high priority along with saaw, ngarm and garuda portfolio
by Singha
20 Feb 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 78009

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am sure the founders of many aerospace giants were also in that mode once. wright brothers had a cycle workshop and little else. GOI should define a framework in which private cos can come and test their weapons and ideas for free on Govt owned ranges and provide seed funding for all such ideas. o...
by Singha
20 Feb 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2018
Views: 117840

Re: Pulwama Attack

incredibly complex tableau of warlike hordes criss crossing the blessed land from all sides. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Afghanistan the seleucids, safavids, kushans, mauryans, ghurids probably enforced some periods of "stability" and "law and order" - these were emp...

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