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by Omar
05 Apr 2013 19:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 181511

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

22 such Chinese operations have been recorded, one as recently as February, 2013. One submarine was spotted near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. I suspect this has been going on for even longer than suspected. Probably a top reason why sale of P-8 poseidon was fast tracked in November 2009 and the...
by Omar
05 Apr 2013 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29437

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Look how China handled this compared to the way India has handled say Dawood Ibrahim in Mumbai train bombings. The capture of Naw Kham sends a message that no group or state is going to be allowed to mess around with China on the Mekong River Some gems from the article: China’s search for Mr. Naw Kh...
by Omar
05 Apr 2010 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 952319

Re: China Military Watch

Since Bramananda's post was pretty much ignored let me repost this gem: Varyag is out of drydock Shows that Varyag has left the dry docks in Dalian with the modified island. Although at this point, they really haven't put any of the sensors on the island yet. Looks like all of the dry dock work has ...
by Omar
05 Mar 2010 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1346
Views: 94143

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

How to Read Brazil's Stance on Iran There are three major factors behind Brazil's posture on Iran today. First, in the eyes of Brazilians, sanctions may well be a prelude to intervention. Amorim in the past few days has warned that the last time the Security Council voted on the basis of inconclusi...
by Omar
05 Mar 2010 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 319077

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Letters From New Delhi: Clash of the Tigers Some Indian policymakers believe China's newfound assertiveness stems from its relative economic clout after the United States and Europe were hit especially hard by the global recession. "The Chinese have come out at the top of the heap," said ...
by Omar
05 Mar 2010 06:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 913064

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

saip et al: Look at this link . Some are trying to propagate this myth that these frigates will be equipped with latest American weaponry or will be like the Australian upgrade when this is clearly not that case. ....bow-mounted Mk.13 launch systems for SM-1 Standard air defense and RGM-84 Harpoon a...
by Omar
24 Feb 2010 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 913064

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

From wikipedia ...The weapons and systems on the PN FFG-7 have not yet been disclosed, but they could include the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) as well as Mk 32 torpedo tubes for Mk 46 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) torpedoes... Looks like some pakdef idiot as...
by Omar
24 Feb 2010 04:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 913064

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The ship is being purchased without some of its more formidable weapon systems probably means that the PN will have to source ASW systems from elsewhere if this is going to be a potent platform. Maybe the Pakis think they can upgrade these frigates like the Aussies, except with Chinese assistance.
by Omar
23 Feb 2010 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 913064

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

A Perry for Pakistan: USS McInerney On Feb 19/10, the US DSCA announced Pakistan’s official request to buy the Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate USS McInerney [FFG 8], plus refurbishment, onboard spares, spare and repairs parts, support equipment, publications and technical data, and U.S. Governmen...
by Omar
31 Jan 2010 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 583331

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Photochor is working for the PAF now: http://sitelife.aviationweek.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/4/aaf3ff20-9c19-48b1-940d-867d38f23710.Full.jpg The image above was taken from this blogpost on AviationWeek: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogP...
by Omar
29 Jan 2010 23:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 174083

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

pragmatic about cost and maintainence issues too How do you really know what the actual cost of maintaining this aircraft will be? I mean the prototype just had its first flight. As others have repeated on this thread, the design will evolve and new problems will be encountered as more testing with...
by Omar
07 Jan 2010 06:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 673244

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

B Raman says the same situation existed when he left his position in RAW in his book "The KAO-boys of RAW"
by Omar
02 Jan 2010 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 661
Views: 64115

Re: India and ASEAN

Chinese DDM or poor English? Since when did India and Indonesia have a border disupte???? "Our main priority now is security in sea border areas and the outer islands of Indonesia," Agus [Suhartono, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral said Monday ]. "Crimes at Sea are not the only ...
by Omar
02 Jan 2010 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491383

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Curious photo that got my attention. The caption of this photo reads: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus tours Naval Dockyard Mumbai and Western Naval Command in Mumbai, India, Nov. 27, 2009. Mabus is on a four-day visit in India meeting with the country's naval and military leaders. The light blue pla...
by Omar
24 Dec 2009 00:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 571218

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Article claims that GAGAN is almost ready (still not !?) The article's author only had two sources: an AAI spokesman and a "senior" ATC who "wished not to be identified." “Only about 45 per cent of aircraft operating from IGIA had the system on board," said a senior air tra...
by Omar
18 Dec 2009 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 737955

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

Report row ousts top Indian scientist The first appointment in a scheme to recruit expatriate scientists to senior positions in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) — India's largest science agency — seems to have misfired badly. A US scientist of Indian origin has been dismisse...
by Omar
04 Oct 2009 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1060549

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Indian Naval Aviators went to NAS Pensacola. from livefist: From Pensacola, the Indian pilots move to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, also in Florida, for 18 weeks of flying Beechcraft T-34 Mentor single turboprop trainers. After this, the pilots move to Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas to be...
by Omar
04 Oct 2009 05:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1060549

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Darn how i wish i was one of them

Are these the same naval aviators who were training at NAS Kingsville in the US on T-45 Goshawks earlier last year? Shiv Aroor made a blog post about them IIRC.
by Omar
28 Aug 2009 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Uighur Movement-1
Replies: 493
Views: 30098

Re: Understanding the Uighur Movement-1

China's Western Front The creation of SARs in Xinjiang and Tibet would not just be in the interest of local populations; the Communist Party leadership would also benefit. Beijing would retain control over foreign affairs and defense and keep the right to station military forces in the regions. Eve...
by Omar
10 Aug 2009 04:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 204002

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Balancing India and China

A podcast from council on foreign relations featuring Sumit Ganguly, Professor, Indiana University and
Minxin Pei, Director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College.
by Omar
09 Aug 2009 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 583331

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Brazils MMRCA? Brazil issues 120-aircraft request to five fighter manufacturers Brazil has revived its delayed search for a next-generation multirole combat aircraft, and in early June issued requests for information to five bidders for its new F-X2 contest. Its initial requirement is for a batch o...
by Omar
09 Aug 2009 06:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 455696

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Hyundai K2 Black Panther

Seems like capabilities of Korean chaebols as defense contractors are really coming of age first with naval ships and now with armored vehicles.
by Omar
08 Aug 2009 04:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 146202

Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

I think the brewing situation in Turkestan is good for India. 1. Nails Pakistan claims of protectors of Islam, because by not supporting Uighurs, their claim against Kashmir as an islamic issue weakens considerably. Now rest of islamic world does not give too much attention to it and thinks it is a...
by Omar
08 Aug 2009 04:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491383

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

For a publicity photo the photographer gets 1.5 out of 10 for me. That is 1 mark for no camera shake and 0.5 marks for not cutting someone's head off.


Waits for the discussion about lack of discipline in UK army to ensue.... :rotfl:
by Omar
07 Aug 2009 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1491383

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

This is definitely an edited pic. Moreover in front of Buckingham the guards never pose like that, never. and it looks to me like the guards are standing outside, since the space between the palace and the boundary is not huge. its also possible that the pic above isn't manipulated especially if th...
by Omar
03 Aug 2009 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 665773

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

Sinking billions into nuclear weapons

Why are webmasters posting Praful Bidwai articles on the front page?
by Omar
03 Aug 2009 00:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1535
Views: 225702

Re: India's Power Sector

India will achieve uranium self-sufficiency by 2013: Anil With the Jadugoda Uranium mill in Jharkhand expanded and the proposed expansion of Turamdih mill expected to be over next year, uranium production would go up. ...Besides, exploration of uranium is underway at Tummalapalle in Andhra Pradesh ...
by Omar
02 Aug 2009 03:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 77642

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

IndraD: Have you worked in the govt hospitals of India..? Our healthcare can't be compared with US or UK's. No I havent and I realize that. I also understand from the paper which you linked to on the forum that interfacility transfer agreements between hospitals are not in place between because noth...
by Omar
02 Aug 2009 03:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1060549

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

First, Dr Pillai says the submarine-launched BrahMos is "ready in every way" and that the only requiremet now is a platform to test it. Now, for the facts. The submarine-launched BrahMos is indeed ready for platform tests. Last year, the Navy offered one of its Kilo-class submarines to Br...
by Omar
01 Aug 2009 09:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 77642

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

IndraD: I found my answer in a paper published by the same author of the review you posted earlier on the thread. However, I disagree with author's assertion that trauma care should be a central government directed effort. It needs to be an effort spearheaded by relevant medical societies analogous ...
by Omar
01 Aug 2009 08:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 77642

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

Two more babies died in Vadodara as the indefinite strike by junior doctors in Gujarat entered the third day today. This has taken toll in the Vadodara hospital to seven as five babies had died yesterday. However, agitating doctors claim that they were not responsible for the deaths. The babies die...
by Omar
01 Aug 2009 08:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 665773

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

:roll: OT Chinese clearly have trouble understanding how India and how the 'western' world works. Por ejemplo : The attitude of arrogance and superiority aside, here are some interesting and apparent steps for the Western media to take to smooth the hostility between them and China. 1. Accept China'...
by Omar
30 Jun 2009 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

An interesting paper written by two authors from DMRL about TBC. Applications of this research, however, seem destined for KMGT instead of the GTX-35VS : "I. Gurrappa ⁎, A. Sambasiva Rao. "Thermal barrier coatings for enhanced efficiency of gas turbine engines" Surface & Coatings ...
by Omar
30 Jun 2009 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I don't know if the author really knows what he's talking about (he's not an engineer...of course neither am I :D ) but maybe we don't need single crystal blade technology to achieve increased thrust for the same weight (assuming this hasn't already been tried since this article was written back in ...
by Omar
29 Jun 2009 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So we believe anything goras say on this forum?
by Omar
25 Jun 2009 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

AneCom AeroTest received its first major order from Asia at the end of this year. I saw that on the AneCom website when I posted the second link. Its seemed vague don't you think? If they were referring to India as their 'Asian' partner why didn't they just spell it out? They've plastered pictures ...
by Omar
25 Jun 2009 08:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 10445

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

As if people needed an excuse in the first place...

Link: http://www.business-standard.com/india/ ... se/228947/
by Omar
23 Jun 2009 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Director GTRE (India) T. Mohan Rao visited SIC CIAM April 2009 Translated Russian using google: GTRE director T. Mohan Rao and Director-General of CIAM Skibin VA discussed the results of previous tests specified test the fan and compressor engine cover, and also reviewed the plans for further coope...
by Omar
23 Jun 2009 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854366

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Testing of an 'enhanced compressor' for Kaveri occuring at AneCom English translation using google: Following the successful first test of the compressor component in autumn 2008 AneCom AeroTest received the follow-up order for the enhanced compressor. The replacement activities of the test rig alr...
by Omar
23 Jun 2009 20:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 21251

Re: LCA news and discussion

But my point remains - there is a secondary goal in the Kaveri program - to get experience with aircraft engines. The Kaveri in current form should still be used to power some a/c to gain experience. And it will. According to k prasad's post, if complete engine trials at CIAM were successful, then ...

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