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by Abhibhushan
30 Jan 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^^ I thought our software boys are pretty good with data links. Aren’t they?
by Abhibhushan
30 Jan 2020 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

In a silly mood this evening and I want to toss in a very silly idea for a heated discussion. We have no airborne test bed as of now. Getting a large aircraft and modifying it as a test bed for subsonic testing of the engine is expensive. (‘So what !’ I would want to scream) . But for the moment can...
by Abhibhushan
27 Jan 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38809

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Too much confusion about refuelling and crew change with the engine running. Hot refuelling is safety design factor. If you design the refuelling activity to be safe while the engine(s) are running then there is no bar to hot refuelling. HTT-40 has achieved this; kudos to the designers. Similarly, c...
by Abhibhushan
19 Jan 2020 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

When I was a little boy learning my বাঙ্গালা alphabet (was it really that long ago?) The characters ru, deergha ru, li, deergha li existed in my book. The characters li and deergha li were dropped officially by the University of Calcutta perhaps in late thirties. Deergha ru died of neglect and dis-u...
by Abhibhushan
04 Jan 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202904

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Does any one remember that even M2K also tried out a 2 engined version?
by Abhibhushan
31 Dec 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Following the excellent explanations provided by Vidur, let me descend from the top level to the working floor. About ten years ago I had published a satirical Story about civil military interactions at the HQ level (https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/scaling-a-tape-recorder/) will the creati...
by Abhibhushan
26 Dec 2019 08:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Ramana: You are looking at the chart depicting the department of defence. We also have the dept of defence production (controlling HAL,OFB,MDL and so on ), department of the Scientific advisor (controlling DRDO,ADE, and other such entities), the Controller of Defence accounts (controlling the audit ...
by Abhibhushan
19 Oct 2019 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614284

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

CSIR-CECRI

the video works on IPAD PRO.
by Abhibhushan
02 Oct 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 25207

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Kakarat said Thunderbolts was the first display team of IAF with Hunter jets. Historically incorrect.There were other display teams earlier. The Battle Axe had aerobatic teams at least twice on Hunters, once under Bharat Singh and on another occasion under Baba Katre. However, the thunderbolts were ...
by Abhibhushan
05 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 610321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Republic TV reports a major blast in Tarantaran
by Abhibhushan
08 Aug 2019 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 73019

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Pakistan Minister of Railways Declares permanent cessation of Samjhaota Express with immediate effect.
by Abhibhushan
23 Jul 2019 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Social media

I got this mail by WhatsApp. I am sharing it on BRF because I feel that it should be read, be thought-about and be discussed. It is scary.

https://singjupost.com/facebooks-role-in-brexit-the-threat-to-democracy-carole-cadwalladr-transcript/
by Abhibhushan
21 Jul 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526539

Re: Understanding the US - Again

DT offers a frozen welcome to IK. How does BRF Gurus interpret the US P.O.V.?
by Abhibhushan
11 Jun 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 368
Views: 50600

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Snippet of social gossip in NOIDA One domestic worker of WB origin, known as a hard core left supporter, went home to vote. On return, he admitted to have voted BJP. When asked why he voted saffron instead of red he said: “their excesses have crossed all limits. They need to be made ‘tight’. Only BJ...
by Abhibhushan
13 May 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 829021

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Some bits of chatter from a brass-heavy evening: The first draft of op Balakot dates back to 2001. It had been re-looked at and revised many times to incorporate new weapons sensors platforms intelligence and techniques as and when these became available. The IAF always keeps it’s contingency plans ...
by Abhibhushan
29 Mar 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 829021

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Habal wrote:

Maybe the SAM that hit the chopper was fired from an army base/perimeter protection unit. The IA SAM system may not compatibility with IAF IFF or must be some glitch on that day.


That my dear is a ver serious charge. Perhaps you may like to delete the post?
by Abhibhushan
06 Mar 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 829021

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Republic is showing some before/after pictures of Balakot Strike. Interesting.
by Abhibhushan
21 Feb 2019 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 430684

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Rakshaks. !!!

The day has come.
Banner on Republic TV says India Blocks. Water to Pakistan
by Abhibhushan
11 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2598
Views: 352399

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^^
Normally the braking chute is housed below the rudder at the base of the fin or on the tail above the exhaust cone.
by Abhibhushan
15 Jul 2018 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

Re the historical article posted by Austen. A very nicely written piece. However, I have a few comments about the picture of a scrambling Gnat supposedly of 1965 operations. IE1078 was with 23 Squadron in 1964. The two pilot running to their aircraft seem to be Flight Lieutenant KC Khanna and Fg Off...
by Abhibhushan
31 Mar 2018 18:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955221

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

To celebrate completion of 65 years of commissioned service and 50 years since assuming my first command of an operational unit, visited the Flying Daggers for tea and crew room Gup. The boys are all experienced pilots. Boys come from varied backgrounds. M2K, Jaguar, MiG-29, MiG-27 are all represent...
by Abhibhushan
23 Feb 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

For all those who are curious about a young pilot’s transition into fighter flying, I recommend a visit to my own tale of flying the Spitfire Mk XVIII - https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/my-new-univeerse-20-ctu-hakimpet/ or my tale of being sent off on a Vampire 52 unceremoniously - https://...
by Abhibhushan
01 Jan 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana wrote Re heat and dust of India and Aero engines. What do you make of this gun firing brouhaha for LCA? Gun gas ingestion is an old challenge for a designer. We had our full measure of gas ingestion problem with the Gnat. Finally we accepted the aircraft with a compromise solution: the engin...
by Abhibhushan
31 Dec 2017 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Re heat and dust of India and Aero engines. An annecdotal piece of info In 1947 - 48 we had purchased the Hawkwers Tempest II as our main ground attack aircraft. The aircraft was powerful and effective for its role. It was powered by a radial engine that used a conceptually ‘new’ rotating sleeve val...
by Abhibhushan
12 Dec 2017 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626674

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Subject - supersonic interception The discussion reminds me of a training profile during ops training on a MiG-21FL. Scramble - climb subsonic with full after burner while turning to initial vector - at altitude 16km level out and accellarate to M2 - acquire target and launch K13. Return to base sub...
by Abhibhushan
01 Jul 2017 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 494332

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A lot of discussion above about existence of colour prejudice universally. A thought crosses my mind: Can some learned poster quote a line of such prejudice from our scriptures? Shruti/Smriti/Itihas/Purana/MB/Ramayan?
by Abhibhushan
23 May 2017 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 802615

Re: Scrambling Time for fighters

I do not think any fighter ever will beat a Gnat on this count. 1. 20 seconds for the pilot to jump in strap up and close the canopy 2. 25 to 30 seconds for the engine to spin up and stabilise 3. 10 to 15 seconds to enter the runway and align on the take off path 4. 20 to 25 seconds to get airborne ...
by Abhibhushan
18 Jan 2017 18:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789670

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

SRoy sir, this demonetization exercise has been taken to eliminate FICN. So it is a success. Black Money, is not in the form of Cash. It is in the form of quid pro quo's, into Agriculture, to a lesser extent into Real Estate, then in the foreign Land. At any point of time, the BM is not even 2-3% i...
by Abhibhushan
27 Dec 2016 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789670

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

While a political party need not identify names of individual small doners, they are not exempted from keeping accounts of the amount of money received. If they can produce an audit able account of the monies found then they would be in the clear. I wonder if ther account books would show entries li...
by Abhibhushan
21 Sep 2016 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 79145

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

The party with a majority in Lok Shaba has been found wanting.


Really Sidor???
by Abhibhushan
20 Sep 2016 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...
Replies: 240
Views: 25904

Re: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...

Skardu is the single point that controls 80% of their siachen and north POK ops An interesting point from history: At the moment of cease fire in 1949, Skardu Fort was being held by the Indian army, albeit the troops in the fort were surrounded by the naPakis. We should have retained control over t...
by Abhibhushan
02 Jun 2016 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 174931

Re: The IAF History Thread

Sad to record one more departure. Air Marshal Hamid Shahul, my pupil, friend and colleague, has passed away. May his soul rest in peace.
by Abhibhushan
11 Apr 2016 20:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 337153

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What is "Clearance of Operations"? ..... In normal Service Language it is called IOC. This "clearance" authorises the supervising staff of an unit to permit inexperienced normal pilots to fly the aircraft of the unit. ... But. ...but. Yes. I know that IOC for Tejas was declared ...
by Abhibhushan
06 Apr 2016 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Obsolete/Old & jugaad weapons that are still relevant in war
Replies: 91
Views: 8432

Re: Obsolete/Old & jugaad weapons that are still relevant in

brar_w wrote:There was an interesting debate at one of the think-tanks in the US that I attended, about the A-10


Excellent post. Needs to be read carefully by all jingos

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