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by P Chitkara
17 Dec 2015 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256704

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

While the new regime is doing great work in reducing decisionmaking time,getting DPSUs to report regularly,fixing accuntability ,the same must be done with the MOD "Babudom",which is the real root of the problem.Any acquisition takes months and months before approval is given,then price n...
by P Chitkara
17 Dec 2015 10:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Have the T-90s been in similar situations as the M1s? I am asking for an apples to apples comparison here.
by P Chitkara
15 Oct 2015 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 175780

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

<POOF> Stop right there, with such asinine suggestions - Admin Since when did asking a question become such a huge deal to invite this? This is very elitist attitude; I have been visiting the forum since late 90s and have noticed this attitude over last couple of years which quiet frankly, disappoi...
by P Chitkara
14 Oct 2015 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 175780

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

<POOF>

Stop right there, with such asinine suggestions - Admin
by P Chitkara
08 Sep 2015 17:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657591

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Overwhelmed by the numbers that have been ordered!!
by P Chitkara
05 Aug 2015 12:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 260501

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Army, DRDO fight it out again over Arjun and futuristic tanks Article by Rajat Pandit in TOI But the Army is adamant it will not order 118 Arjun Mark-II tanks, at a cost of Rs 5,745 crore, till they clear all operational trials. The force already has 122 Arjun Mark-I tanks, with the bulk of them be...
by P Chitkara
05 Aug 2015 12:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 260501

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Even if Arjun is built with stuff imported from here and there, we still have much more control over it today and more importantly, its evolution than we will ever have with any next gen screwdriver tank. With such an attitude, condemn ourselves to continue as an importer, dependent on whims and fan...
by P Chitkara
05 Aug 2015 10:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Today's TOI report says army doesn't want the MKII - saw it in the print edition. Not sure if this is a fact or twisted fact. BTW, what is the latest with the MKII along with its prospects of getting into the army? Quick Googling doesn't seem to give any updates post Feb, this year.
by P Chitkara
17 Jun 2015 14:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Pratyush wrote:Rakesh

one correction. To boldly screw where no one has screwed before. :P :twisted: :rotfl:


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by P Chitkara
16 Jun 2015 16:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Completely unfair!! I wonder why was shape morphing and trans warp drive left out?

Aim for the stars but please, not stars in a distant galaxy gazillions of light years.
by P Chitkara
11 Jun 2015 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1743
Views: 129849

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I was looking for just the pic for VikAd. Our puppy leaves ruskie stuff behind by a huge margin from a deck space POV. This is what happens when we build our stuff ourselves :)
by P Chitkara
09 Jun 2015 16:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

This goes on to show how strong the import lobby is - they keep lobbing one or the other brochures in hope that if at least one is lapped up, they will be in for a killing. <rant alert- start> Western ban on all arms on China has been a boon to them. They may be far from the gold standards but are a...
by P Chitkara
15 Apr 2015 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 118475

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

pankajs wrote:Looking ahead some 15 years, AMCA in its first iteration cannot match up to the PAKFA/F-35/Chinese 5th gen.


How so? How come will the AMCA be inferior to Chinese 5th gen and why has the Chinese bird been put in the same bucket as the F-35?
by P Chitkara
15 Apr 2015 15:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123142

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I agree, and it takes two to tango. If the HAL can pull this off, it will gain a lot of IAFs confidence. This may help in in IAF taking the leap of faith it took with SU and Jags. Being honest with the IAF and getting AMCA out without significant delays will be the icing on the cake. Some will say w...
by P Chitkara
21 Jan 2015 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118150

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I agree to most indranils Because ifs. Don't you think there is a difference between building a plane from scratch when the aerospace industry is practically non existent and the manufacturing base itself is not much to talk about (80s and 90s)? Also, you be at loggerheads with US and voila! Wiki ma...
by P Chitkara
09 Jan 2015 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118150

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Chacko's point yet again demonstrates the institutional difference in attitude between the two forces. Navy gets smallest share of the pie but, that doesn't stop it from funding or pushing for more funds on these in-country programs.
by P Chitkara
08 Jan 2015 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118150

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

It is not just about pilot training. The support personnel/airmen need to get familiar with the aircraft and its maintenance procedures. Logistics trail also needs to be established and be kept well oiled. Being a new type, there are bound to be teething issues that typically raise their head only w...
by P Chitkara
06 Jan 2015 17:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 392029

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Slightly better :shock: Wow..what can one say after this? As someone mentioned, the bad guys won. :| :evil:
by P Chitkara
20 Nov 2014 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2660
Views: 278550

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I am skeptical of seeing FGFA become a reality and we may end up buying PAK-FA lock-stock-and-barrel.

If, as of today, the Russians are unwilling to share any details, how can we expect them to share those with us in future to build FGFA?
by P Chitkara
17 Nov 2014 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 218966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Another paki missile with the cutting edge range and accuracy of a diwali rocket. So what if the range decreases with every test, it is cutting edge nevertheless. :rotfl:
by P Chitkara
04 Nov 2014 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 640132

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I concur with Phillip. What one can deduce is, we ran into some major issue(s) with our design and the Russians helped us resolve them without which we would've spent much more time in getting reactor fit in the sub. Very fact that MMS publicly acknowledged the help means those issue(s) was/were blo...
by P Chitkara
03 Nov 2014 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118150

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

So, what is coming out is: 1. MK1 is superior to the 21 2. IAF doesn't wan to commit more than 40 of them In light of fast depleting squadron strength, what is the reason IAF doesn't want to commit to increased numbers? I do understand that complete upgrade from MK1 to MK2 may not be a very viable o...
by P Chitkara
20 Oct 2014 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132107

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Quiet right. The real cost can be calculated accurately only after x number are committed for a production run.
by P Chitkara
20 Oct 2014 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423563

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Heard from a chaiwala - special forces under this regime are no longer completely vela.
by P Chitkara
17 Oct 2014 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 362711

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

Multiple engine failures after a certain number of hours go on to show the russians still have some way to go in making engines that have western equivalent figures for MTBO. Raises questions about claims on engine for PAKFA as well.
by P Chitkara
17 Oct 2014 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132107

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

the Turbo Prop engine kicked off


oh my my... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by P Chitkara
10 Oct 2014 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423563

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Although OT, pre-90s were different times. Just have a look at this . See what I mean? from LT Col onwards every ACR counts ppl with 8 pointers dont move up because that is the level of competition How does one ensure that one always gets 8 pointers - please don't tell me it is purely merit based. I...
by P Chitkara
09 Oct 2014 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423563

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Not quiet really...Maybe another blackmail for redirecting their forces from NWFP to the eastern front in the hope that uncle intervenes.
by P Chitkara
09 Oct 2014 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3109
Views: 423563

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Only BIG TALK by GOI so far Huh?? Is whatever happening on the IB just big talk? Takes b@@ls to escalate and that is what has happened. Bringing in heavy arty may escalate it to a point that will give pakees an opportunity to do all sort of rona dhona on the international stage and play victim - th...
by P Chitkara
26 Sep 2014 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 103236

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Ardeshir wrote:Just imagine, if this happened in September 2013 instead of 2014, we could have witnessed the birth of Rajiv Gandhi Lal Grah.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by P Chitkara
26 Sep 2014 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 123513

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Good that it will be the last carrier to be imported.
by P Chitkara
26 Sep 2014 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2969
Views: 223660

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The helmet strikes again......

What is the standard issue nowadays and which ones our guys are using if they are not wearing the standard issue?
by P Chitkara
24 Sep 2014 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 103236

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Many congratulations ISRO!! :) These guys should be rewarded monetarily for making us stand tall. On a side note, was reading the comments on BBC and other UK sites. Preposterous and disgusting to say the least - most of these guys just cant take the fact that we made it against all odds and keep ra...
by P Chitkara
23 Sep 2014 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115493

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

LCA is 'the' single engine machine. Period. It will be the backbone and mainstay of the fleet. How long is this backbone going to be? What numbers are we looking at, MKII included? 200? By then, we will already have (all numbers approx.) MKI: 272 LCA: 200+ Rafale: 126 (and possibly 70 options if ex...
by P Chitkara
22 Sep 2014 15:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657591

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

This is a pretty damn good production rate, which can be further scaled up..


Since you seem to have access to some data points, please enlighten me in understanding, if say, IA placed an order of 1000 guns, will the OFB able to scale up and finish off the run in say, 10 years? (@100 guns/year)
by P Chitkara
22 Sep 2014 14:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115493

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The pattern of acquisitions over past decade or so is slowly converting the IAF into a force where a great majority of combat aircraft will be twin engined. This has its own impact on operating costs including, spares, fuel etc. and make twin engined a/cs inherently more expensive to acquire and ope...
by P Chitkara
22 Sep 2014 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3487
Views: 390104

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

One more thing, most of the people must've seen the R/C landings. They are far from smooth and quit jumpy - if it can be put that way.

Try similar landings with a UAV slinging expensive payloads and then see the magic.
by P Chitkara
18 Sep 2014 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3735
Views: 492902

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

BTW, what types and how many weapon locating radars does the IA have? Google uncle couldn't come up with conclusive numbers.
by P Chitkara
18 Sep 2014 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3735
Views: 492902

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

With AKA at helm, scuttling any was a super easy job. Just dropping an anonymous note to his office was sufficient enough to halt any acquisition in it's tracks. AKA decade has brought the forces to their knees. For god's sake there has been no arty addition in last three decades!! and this is just ...

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