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by Bheem
01 May 2010 10:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Indian EDITED and Russian lobby are trying to dump 3 projects into India in the name of JV being light tank read sprut, FMBT read T-xx and new IFV. These projects have found no traction anywhere else and India is convenient dumping ground. The so called concept of FMBT has fallen apart both in USA a...
by Bheem
30 Apr 2010 12:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Edited and reposted My discussion with some chaiwalla/person:- 1. Even with driving band, a Sabot round fired from rifled barrel will have 'some' spin which is around 5-10% of the normal spin but this spin is good. It makes the round more "accurate", helps in cleaner seperation of sabot a...
by Bheem
30 Apr 2010 11:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

My discussion with some chaiwalla/person:- 1. Even with driving band, a Sabot fired from rifled barrel will have 'some' spin but this spin is good. It makes the round more "accurate" and less likely to bounce/glance off the target tank. 2. The rifled barrel can also fire HE round and can b...
by Bheem
21 Apr 2010 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3170
Views: 483397

Re: Indus Water Treaty

I think Pakistan will loose around 30-40MAF water in next 20-30 years as India uses its full entitlement of water and Afghanistan also uses its share. Now this is not much loss as pakistan releases around the same amount in sea 30 MAF. Increase in water consumption due to the Population growth can b...
by Bheem
18 Apr 2010 23:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Lets face it. T-90 orders, with spare parts, ammo, prodn & maintenance equipment and T-72 upgradation contract will all in all constitute around US$ 20 Billion over next 20-40 years. This means around US$ 4 to 5 Billion i.e. Rs. 20,000 to 30,000 crore of slush money would be involved. No peforma...
by Bheem
18 Apr 2010 13:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277865

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Mahendra wrote:
It is because of our big heart and bigger stomach that we dump 28000 tonnes of human excrement(pakhana) and 2900000 litres of urine( pishaab) down the jhelum
Jeez, how more greedy can the Bakis get?


Afterall this is the favorite food of pigs living downstream in Pigistan err Paki-satan
by Bheem
17 Apr 2010 22:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 784073

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Total Akash missiles ordered are 250+750 around 1000 missiles Apologies if posted already Army agrees to acquire indigenous Akash missile In 2008, the IAF placed orders for two squadrons of the Akash Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) for Rs. 1,222 crore. This was the first-ever contract f...
by Bheem
16 Apr 2010 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1194293

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think it is a fair deal. A blue label for "PSU label" or "JV Label" to push foreign maal in India without tender
by Bheem
14 Apr 2010 23:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Some of the latest tanks are Turkish, Japanese and off course Korean tank all of which have adopted Arjun style lay out which clearly shows that this design has no immediate replacement or in any case is still the only preferred design. Both US and Russia have killed their FMBT after spending Billio...
by Bheem
10 Apr 2010 12:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 784073

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Or :?: ships, road mobile nuclear conveys, speicialised vehicles in artillery and armour formations to deal with GPS being switched off or jammed or tinkered with
by Bheem
06 Apr 2010 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 850710

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

A low Capital expenditure on R&D and high revenue expenditure normally indicates account fudging where normal salaries for hundred of babus lazying around is put under R&D head. If actually few hundred crores are spent it would show up in lot of labs, prototypes and some news exposure. Bhee...
by Bheem
04 Apr 2010 01:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I meant to say:- Arjun at 57 tons is really really heavy and as per army cannot be used in attacking Pakistan. So I assume as per Army version of history the 55 ton centurions were Not used in 1971 Indo-Pak war. Also SA, UK & USA did not use 60-70 ton M60s, Chally-2s and M1s in invading Iraq. If...
by Bheem
03 Apr 2010 23:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Arjun at 57 tons is really really heavy and as per army cannot be used in attacking Pakistan. So I assume as per Army version of history the 55 ton centurions were Not used in 1971 and also SA, UK & USA did not use 60-70 ton M60s, Chally-2s and M1s in invading Iraq. If heavy tanks cannot be used...
by Bheem
03 Apr 2010 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 971381

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I had pointed out that a few weeks back in some thread about Indian army interest in imported 120mm mortars and as usual we had Ray C jumping in to deny it/protect the army
by Bheem
03 Apr 2010 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 850710

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A low Capital expenditure on R&D and high revenue expenditure normally indicates account fudging where normal salaries for hundred of babus lazying around is put under R&D head. If actually few hundred crores are spent it would show up in lot of labs, prototypes and some news exposure.
by Bheem
25 Mar 2010 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 403953

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

I dont forsee collapse of stock market, i think western markets will just inflate & stagnate for next 10 years
by Bheem
24 Mar 2010 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 850710

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

I wonder why DRDO did not change guidance methods with Trishul when it was facing so much difficulty with 3 beam guidance. How has Israel got barak and Russians/Soviets got SA-8 to work? From open sources it seems that Maitri is another Brahmos or Dhruv in which everything is foreign except the lab...
by Bheem
24 Mar 2010 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 850710

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

From open sources it seems that Maitri is another Brahmos or Dhruv in which everything is foreign except the label. Speaking of label which one do you drink ? Maitri is supposed to be a JV may be on similar lines as Brahmos , Dhruv is not a JV . As for foreign content vs indigenous you need to goog...
by Bheem
23 Mar 2010 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 850710

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

I wonder why DRDO did not change guidance methods with Trishul when it was facing so much difficulty with 3 beam guidance. How has Israel got barak and Russians/Soviets got SA-8 to work? From open sources it seems that Maitri is another Brahmos or Dhruv in which everything is foreign except the labe...
by Bheem
20 Mar 2010 11:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 784073

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

It would be interesting to point out that Astra missile which is equivalent to earlier model AMRAAMs as a motor burn of only 4-5 secs and rest is just coast. I think that a missile can coast till its speed is above ~1.5 mach then it falls out of the sky or looses its ability to maneuver. In order to...
by Bheem
20 Mar 2010 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569736

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I wonder why Nishant and lakshya cannot be modified into loitering munitions????????
by Bheem
20 Mar 2010 00:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The army finds Arjun heavy at 57 tons but I wonder how they fought the 1965 & 1971 wars with 55 tons centurions
by Bheem
19 Mar 2010 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 997117

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Hindustan Aeronautics to go it alone on observation helicopter Hindustan Aeronautics has decided against seeking an international partner for its light observation helicopter programme, and will undertake the development by itself. "We have gained a lot of experience and learnt a lot over the ...
by Bheem
16 Mar 2010 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 997117

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Cheetal is supposed to be good upgrade but its use of new engine is rather limited due to old transmssion/gearbox. the point is that these new Cheetals will have a new transmission/gearbox or the old one?
by Bheem
15 Mar 2010 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 764409

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

edited There is lot of confusion on what deals have been 'actually' signed and what are still under negotiations or agreed in principle. My list :- TPE power project dispute - resolved in principle gorky-signed Mig-29-signed 40 to 50 more Su-30-?? Glassnoss receviers manufacture - signed 2 more nuc...
by Bheem
15 Mar 2010 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 253561

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

Re Shiv You have to factor is some more problems for Punjabisatan like river water, sea access, border disputes with new neighbours, migration of population, re-settlement disputes read genocides, absense of subsidised natural gas which means lot of blood will be spilled daily with new neighbours. I...
by Bheem
14 Mar 2010 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

It does not seem that any deal has been signed for more Su-30MKIs during Putin visit??
by Bheem
14 Mar 2010 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3170
Views: 483397

Re: Indus Water Treaty

The water availability has not largely diminished in so far as water entering PK is concerned.As per data given by IN for Avg Annual Flow Eastern Rivers 33MAF Western Rivers 168MAF As one can see actual utilisation by IN is much less than entitlement of waters on western rivers.PK is still getting ...
by Bheem
14 Mar 2010 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3170
Views: 483397

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Re SS & Chanakya As per this thread, the eastern rivers are still discharging around 3 to 8 MAF to Pakistan due to floods (??) in monsoons(??) So are we process of building canals/dams to store this water or to divert this water to say Rajasthan, haryana etc?? if nothing else to recharge the gro...
by Bheem
14 Mar 2010 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 764409

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There is lot of confusion on what deals have been 'actually' signed and what are still under negotiations or agreed in principle. My list :- TPE power project dispute - resolved in principle gorky-signed Mig-29-signed 40 to 50 more Su-30-?? Glassnoss receviers manufacture - signed 2 more nuclear rea...
by Bheem
13 Mar 2010 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3170
Views: 483397

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Re SS You were going to give a short reply on relevance of SYL & other link canals from stopping the water going to Pakistan, pls do so when you get time. From general reading of this thread it seems that Flow to pakistan will reduce by around 10 MAF when we fully use our right of irrigation and...
by Bheem
12 Mar 2010 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 997117

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Almost all the news items continue to talk about MRTA at 55 tons but the specs sheet shown by HAL at last Aero India talks about 68 tons MTOW. Also the engines are now speculated to be CFM or PS-90A, which would also mean that the MTOW should be around 68 tons with growth potential to about 80-90 to...
by Bheem
11 Mar 2010 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 731
Views: 62121

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Army only cares for the high value imports, why? And all that talk about keeping soldiers alive...... Not only army but if you look carefully, brass and media is always clamering for high value imports like submarines, AJTs, aircraft carriers, tanks, artillery etc but what about BPJs, night sights,...
by Bheem
11 Mar 2010 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 253561

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

So clearly there is some turmoil in Pakistan which is not being openly admitted by the ruling elite. The longer they deny it the better. Pakistan's population must climb to well over 200 million for us to see more social strife. The unemployed, uneducated, unemployable sons of Pakistan's women may ...
by Bheem
10 Mar 2010 09:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

is this very unheard of ? and undesirable ? armed forces of all important nations routinely fund projects and in many cases even pure academic projects that have no direct bearing on deployable systems. in our own country we have had the IAF allocate certain amount of funds for the LCH project, eve...
by Bheem
10 Mar 2010 09:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 997117

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Can that not be developed? Is it that specialized? My question was - "what is so special about the AN-32 upgrade that it is being done by Ukraine"? And why is there no effort to develop a pvt sector co. to relieve HAL? We have to start somewhere. Why not with this? Agree!!!!!!!!! If requi...
by Bheem
09 Mar 2010 18:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 784073

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Manportable Spike/gill series, Kornet and Javelin are around US$ 100,000 per unit. Nag is much bigger missile more in the range of Spike ER or Hellfire. Rs. 335 crores with 13 launchers seem reasonable as around Rs. 50-100 crores would be for launchers alone. Then there should be reloading vehicles,...
by Bheem
09 Mar 2010 18:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 545896

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Express article is soo one sided that it is hatchet job and somebody has been paid to write and or publish this junk. No attempt even to take the other side view. which is against all known journalistic so called standards.
by Bheem
08 Mar 2010 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1194293

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Pakistan paid around US$ 750 million for 3 Agostas, one of which has an AIP
by Bheem
08 Mar 2010 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 253561

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

The trick is not to "hit" but to create a mass movement which will drive out rapes and turn Pakistan into international pariah like "North Korea". The only answer which i can think of, is turning the taliban movement into "land for peasants" movement. With 2 million gun...

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