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by rohitvats
13 Jul 2017 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 895
Views: 34722

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Moderators - I reiterate my request to kindly deactivate my accounts. Thanks.
by rohitvats
12 Jul 2017 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 686595

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

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Moderators - You're requested to hereby delete/deactivate my account on BRF permanently.
by rohitvats
12 Jul 2017 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 35187

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

This cross-fire theory is BS of the highest standard. In a cross-fire, the main body of the bus would've been hit. Remember, the seats in a bus are placed at a height - you need to fire at an elevated angle to hit the windows. In a cross-fire, when the two parties are firing each other, the gun is p...
by rohitvats
12 Jul 2017 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 686595

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Okay. I am back. I have been reading a lot of nonsense on this thread, but did not have time to respond. Time to take down the import pasand lobby here. If you post crap on this thread, be prepared to be called out. What do you mean by 'import pasand lobby'? The last person I expect to go around pa...
by rohitvats
11 Jul 2017 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 35187

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack

http://www.hindustantimes.com/rf/image_size_960x540/HT/p2/2017/07/11/Pictures/_b39d69d4-662b-11e7-95fb-ec6334583ea6.jpg His reply: Rajnath Singh ✔ @rajnathsingh Ms Kalra I certainly do. It is absolutely my job to ensure peace & tranquility in all parts of the country. All Kashmiris are not terr...
by rohitvats
10 Jul 2017 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3226
Views: 374653

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The above article is typical of obfuscation which happens with respect to domestic programs. While gunning for a domestic product is a good thing, it does not help the cause when major issues are not highlighted. Because unless you know what and where are the hurdles and acknowledge them, you'll rep...
by rohitvats
09 Jul 2017 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 686595

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Rakesh wrote:Vivek Saar: You are wasting ur time. Don't bother.


I seriously hope he takes your advise. And some like me can be spared his constant useless rants.
by rohitvats
09 Jul 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358814

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Indeed, the state of domestic automative industry lends it self to a new series of armoured vehicles to be designed and developed in India. All it will require from the army is a well conceived GSQR. More than anything else, it requires breaking the Defense PSU monopoly and penchant of MOD to award...
by rohitvats
07 Jul 2017 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

India needs to HOLD to present position - physically on ground and diplomatically. By simply holding its ground, inside Bhutan, India sends very strong signals: 1. We're not pushover when it comes to Chinese/PLA. When required (and given right political dispensation) we can hold Chinese to a standst...
by rohitvats
05 Jul 2017 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353781

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please do read this. It highlights multiple real-world issues in fighter ops at those altitudes. And otherwise. Source: http://vsktelangana.org/the-attack-on-tiger-hill/ The Attack on Tiger Hill On the 24 of June 1999 the Indian Air Force dropped its first LGB in anger. The release was from a Mirage...
by rohitvats
04 Jul 2017 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4900
Views: 926504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

srin wrote:^^^ Does the Tatra truck in the pic have a left hand drive ?


It does. This means it is from imported-but passed off as made by BEML - stock which was part of the earlier scam.

BTW - how come no one noticed TATA POWER SED written on the truck?
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4900
Views: 926504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

QR SAM is actually what IA wanted from AKASH missile system. For known reasons, AKASH is not as mobile as what Army wanted. QR SAM will see much higher proliferation in IA as compared to AKASH.
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398860

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Thanks guys. Have done the needful.
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398860

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Thanks. How do you put a copyright? Please put a copyright statement in the footer, something like "©Rohit Vats 2017. Contents should not be reproduced in part or full elsewhere without prior permission of the author." Thanks. Have put a copyright statement. Also watermarked the images.
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398860

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

My analysis of the latest China India stand-off in Bhutanese territory: http://vatsrohit.blogspot.in/2017/07/doklam-plateau-india-bhutan-and-china.html very good analysis along with maps Rohit! Please add a copyright statement to it, as otherwise, our media will just plagiarize it. As already seen,...
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 10:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

SSridhar wrote:Rohitvats, brilliant work. Clears the confusion a lot.

You have PM.


I will send a detailed e-mail by today evening.
by rohitvats
03 Jul 2017 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

Posting a part of my analysis on the present Sino-Indian stand-off: http://vatsrohit.blogspot.in/2017/07/doklam-plateau-india-bhutan-and-china.html Please refer to these maps to understand the write-up: Doklam Plateau outline as claimed by China and acknowledged by Bhutan. Position of various mounta...
by rohitvats
02 Jul 2017 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

My analysis of the latest China India stand-off in Bhutanese territory:

http://vatsrohit.blogspot.in/2017/07/doklam-plateau-india-bhutan-and-china.html
by rohitvats
02 Jul 2017 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 483563

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.


Stop the press!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

The uber patriot and deshbhakt-in-chief has spoken..... :P
by rohitvats
30 Jun 2017 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

^^^As suspected, IA has helped Bhutan to prevent Chinese widening the envelope/territory creep in Dokalam Plateau. And Chinese are retaliating in tri-junction area against IA.
by rohitvats
30 Jun 2017 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605259

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I've often repeated this on BRF - there was a time when divisional artillery brigade had 3 x Field Regiments and 1 x Medium Regiment. Medium was M-46 or Bofors. Field was IFG. But during 90s, most of these field Regiments we're converted to medium role. Break-up of USSR made 100s of M-46 available o...
by rohitvats
29 Jun 2017 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

I am wondering if the incident is really happening in this exact area. The Chinese road to the pass already exists. here's a link the area on bing maps. https://binged.it/2tl5sEf Thank you for your effort and the link(s). There seem to be multiple events at play. One in Dokalam Plateau in western B...
by rohitvats
29 Jun 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 524
Views: 42123

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

Rohitvats, Do we have a definitive account hour by hour of Battle of Assal Uttar? I am looking hard and far but no avsil. ramana, I've recently started re-study of the 1965 war. Got two books especially for it: (a) Monsoon War by Captain Amarinder Singh and Lt General Tajinder Shergill (both were j...
by rohitvats
28 Jun 2017 18:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 540696

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

<SNIP> Your long post without an iota of any logic and personal remarks is symptomatic of the decline of quality of discussion(s) on BRF. You can continue to live in your la-la land and keep on spouting such nonsense. And the best part for you is that you're not alone. You've ample company. So, rej...
by rohitvats
28 Jun 2017 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950268

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

Neela, I could not locate Doka La on the map. <SNIP> This is the location of Doka La pass: https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/27%C2%B017'23.0%22N+88%C2%B054'50.0%22E/@27.2899001,88.9020026,12378a,35y,0.79h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d27.2897222!4d88.9138889 It is about 5 km south of Indi...
by rohitvats
28 Jun 2017 14:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 540696

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^There is more to that EADS vs Boeing USAF Tanker story.<SNIP> Boss, as usual, you're tilting at the windmills. Irrespective of who said what, and why, the reason for reconsideration and final award for Boeing are there to see. If there was a compromise in favor of Boeing, it would've have shown ...
by rohitvats
28 Jun 2017 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605259

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Firing tables are updated/modified for high altitude areas for each gun type. You need to know where the shell will land.
by rohitvats
28 Jun 2017 11:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 540696

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Read the context: Nirav wrote:. I see the F16 proposal being criticized on this thread. The more we debate that, the more it becomes clear to me that almost all of that criticism is equally applicable to the LCA . In answer to the bolded part, I wrote: They are not applicable from angle of national...
by rohitvats
27 Jun 2017 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605259

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

There was one report of IA working with BF on new truck mounted 105mm gun. There was even a pic of in-service IA truck being modified for the gun. This is something which might see light of the day pretty soon.
by rohitvats
27 Jun 2017 11:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 540696

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Manish_Sharma wrote:They are not applicable from angle of nationalists, <SNIP>


So, as per you, only those batting for more LCA order are nationalists while other are not? Or worse, are traitors?
by rohitvats
23 Jun 2017 23:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 540696

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

srai wrote:Most of the F-16s belong to the USAF and will be retired once F-35 gets inducted. Same story for EU nations. Next 10-15 years mostly gone


Please provide a backup for the above assertion that most of F-16 will be gone in next 10-15 years.
by rohitvats
13 Jun 2017 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 234036

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Surya wrote:
Marten wrote:Rohit, genuine question - did the T-90s undergo AUCRT?


Yes and had quite a few problems

The engine packed up before stipulated time

Also russis did not allow certain inspections claiming warranty issues


That happened in trials. AUCRT showed other issues, apart from engines.
by rohitvats
13 Jun 2017 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 234036

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Rohit, genuine question - did the T-90s undergo AUCRT? Yes. But the exploitation of T-90 during AUCRT was not to the extreme. This information is basis a study which was posted online at the website of College of Material Management, Jabalpur. But has since been taken down. It was a case study whic...
by rohitvats
13 Jun 2017 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 234036

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Tanks are subjected to what is known as AUCRT - Accelerated Usage Cum Reliability Trials. This happens post induction. During AUCRT, the tank and each of its sub component is put through paces in a compressed timeline. This mimics the tank usage across it's lifecycle. Each sub component is pushed to...
by rohitvats
12 Jun 2017 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3673
Views: 485553

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

As per Twitter info, IA has already raised 1 x WSI Dhruv squadron in western India. And second squadron will be raised soon (3-4 months) in north-east. Location given is Likabali in upper Assam. A third Rudra squadron is also coming up under Northern Command soon.
by rohitvats
11 Jun 2017 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4900
Views: 926504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

So in Indian context, Anti Tank missiles need to be seen from which wing of the army will use it, what vehicle and range 1. From Tanks : T90s, Arjuns - INVARS, LAHAT 2. From IFV : BMPs presently Konkur-M but BMP upgrade talks of using KORNET. We should seriously explore using NAG in this role thoug...
by rohitvats
11 Jun 2017 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2211
Views: 381999

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

rohitvats...i have a little different view on the matter..i think COTS solutions should be explored for cost/benefit/ease of maintenance pov. as rkhanna said if 10SF can find it useful..i dont understand why is not useful for others. imagine each crpf/RR camp having a DJI monitored from a cell phon...
by rohitvats
11 Jun 2017 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4900
Views: 926504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

That is the problem that people are not prepare to accept. <SNIP>. PROBLEM is the pig-headed attitude of BRFites. Who simply don't won't to learn beyond spouting some cliched nonsense. Because if they did, it would mean they can't make asinine comparison between import of a MAN-PORTABLE ATGM like S...

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