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by ShauryaT
19 Nov 2017 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81512

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The following link has 19 articles, an anthology over 70 years by a leading US think tank.

India at 70
by ShauryaT
18 Nov 2017 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81512

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India should go forward with the defense alliance with its eyes WIDE open. The below is for Turkey a NATO alliance member. If we are dreaming of "inter-connectivity" between the platforms then we are likely to be disappointed. Caveat India. https://www.rt.com/news/410197-turkey-s400-nato-f...
by ShauryaT
12 Nov 2017 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 446
Views: 40473

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

A view from the elites in the US, on the world order.
by ShauryaT
10 Nov 2017 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1107
Views: 99847

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Western tanks are built around firing APFSDS & protecting against APFSDS and war has move beyond that. The primary threat to tanks are proliferating RPG, mines, cheap ATGMs, helicopters and finally tanks. He said Longewala was the last tank battle fought in the Indian Subcontinent and it wasnt ...
by ShauryaT
10 Nov 2017 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81512

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^RD: I saw that part as catered to the home audience, to his base. This is the leader of the western world justifying its need to close ranks and consolidate to favor race-religion-region-wealth inequality-values-systems of the west and against globalization at the cost of long term economic loss to...
by ShauryaT
10 Nov 2017 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1503
Views: 191734

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

How many experts of the IAF are actually familiar with the Tejas to pass such comments? In fact this lends credence to the theory that the IAF is actually an import pasand force of fighter jocks who have no involvement with domestic industry and sound more like the chowkidar who says "humey ha...
by ShauryaT
09 Nov 2017 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Indian Army builds defence against outdated technology The move to amend defence procurement manual (DPM) by adding a separate chapter on tech products — a long standing demand of the industry — will significantly speed up the process of the defence forces procuring and implementing the latest tech...
by ShauryaT
07 Nov 2017 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 446
Views: 40473

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

^^Personally I don't see Russia leading a Warsaw pact type thingie. Parsing what Russia has been doing over the past decade, I think they have read the global strategic situation correctly. They have begun using "truth" as a weapon, quite effectively. Also, the have self-circumscribed the...
by ShauryaT
04 Nov 2017 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 446
Views: 40473

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Question to friends here. Do you see a new type of Russian led Warsaw pact on the horizon? If so, who will be in it and what will be its ideological foundations? To what extent will China try something similar?
by ShauryaT
02 Nov 2017 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3637
Views: 543611

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/925657472634798081 --> Work with SNECMA for the refurbished core is continuing. GTRE still hopes to fly it in an LCA by Aero India '19. I hope this news is not like "Tejas may also land on Agra expressway" Another key concern is, is this another science...
by ShauryaT
01 Nov 2017 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Given the ALH's larger tonnage and MTOW compared to the RFI for the Naval NRMH, the ALH will provide better specs for time on air and ability to carry all types of gizmos for ASW roles compared to the LUH class Helos? Get that auto fold issue solved along with some other minor things and we should b...
by ShauryaT
01 Nov 2017 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I hope the Indian side learns from the US on what not to do.
How Not to Build a Ship: The USS Ford
by ShauryaT
01 Nov 2017 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4940
Views: 409445

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

My preference is we focus on upping the production of the Tejas and NLCA and let Mk1 and Mk2 production be fully realized till 2035. Transition the Su-30 production lines to the FGFA through the 20's. Transition the LCA lines to the AMCA through the 2030's. Acquire 1-2 more squadrons of Rafale or be...
by ShauryaT
31 Oct 2017 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Govt relaxes arms rules to boost indigenisation Govt relaxes arms rules to boost indigenisation In order to boost indigenisation in manufacturing arms, the government has liberalised Arms Rules by doing away with renewal of licence every five year. Now, licenses once issued to arms manufactures wil...
by ShauryaT
30 Oct 2017 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 141810

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

You dont want to fund multiple program today only to find out that 80 % of IAF Capex Budget is spent on funding then while just 20 % is left for maintenance and other activity. This is exactly where the LTIPP comes into play. It was done in 2012 to go up to 2027. The contours of the type of assets ...
by ShauryaT
28 Oct 2017 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The beauty of the A1B reactor is not just in its thermal output but its reportedly high electric conversion of this energy. This I think is the real secret. Also, would not be surprised if the thermal output itself is higher. What future use will all this electrical power have on the CVN is a big un...
by ShauryaT
28 Oct 2017 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The little I know and some questions. EMALS is safer as there is no danger of steam leakage and issues of dealing with hot gas. The EMALS on USN Ford gets charged in about 45 seconds for full power. One of the advantages of EMALS is this power dispersed can be "right sized" for the craft b...
by ShauryaT
28 Oct 2017 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

@Rakesh: Most reports talk only of the MWt. So when someone writes MW, it usually refers to MWt. The MWe is actually a classified figure that is not easily known. For the latest reactors on Ford (A1B) even the MWt is not known. IF and this is a big if, as reports suggest the Arihant reactor is in th...
by ShauryaT
28 Oct 2017 15:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391248

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bowing to necessity: The bank recapitalisation scheme reflects government’s failure to transform state-capital relations First, the government has to demonstrate the capacity to discipline big capital; it has to demonstrate the capacity to penalise at least some big companies for their brazenness o...
by ShauryaT
27 Oct 2017 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

OK, I read the LCA thread. Vidur ji: I will just share some online experiences of a few I know and how they cope. I have met with many Admirals and Generals and many have. The most successful online are those who leave their positions at home and discuss things as mere citizens. In that all are equa...
by ShauryaT
27 Oct 2017 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

ramana wrote:He is not coming back.
Que Pasa?
by ShauryaT
27 Oct 2017 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Would again urge interested posters to do research. That reminds me one poster was confusing IDSA the Indian Defence Service of Accounts with the think tank Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis ! :) In fairness, you linked to a paper from the IDSA - the think tank! Will read up more on the def...
by ShauryaT
27 Oct 2017 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3203
Views: 432157

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

BARC has successfully developed a 190 Megawatt (MW) reactor for India’s fleet of four-to-six nuclear propelled, nuclear missile carrying submarines, of which the first – INS Arihant – has already been commissioned. However, INS Vishal would require a reactor capable of generating at least 500-550 M...
by ShauryaT
22 Oct 2017 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81512

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Bharat Karnad on the money again for Indian interests on the Tillerson speech.
Tillerson offers nothing new, just another bandwagon
by ShauryaT
22 Oct 2017 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 141810

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

We walked out of the MTA deal. Nothing happened. Nothing going to happen if we walk out of this either. Nothing at all Sir. Like morons, we order different jets in the category for AWACS, Special Forces, no replacement for AN-32 in sight and civilian Airbus and Boeings in the category by the 100's....
by ShauryaT
21 Oct 2017 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 290432

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How delayed acquisition of 2 indigenous weapons systems has sent Indian defence into a tailspin Defence website Stratpost.com reported in 2013 that India's nearly Rs 5,000 crore order for 145 M-777 howitzers saw a 37 per cent cost escalation of roughly Rs 1,200 crore because the manufacturer, BAE S...
by ShauryaT
21 Oct 2017 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 141810

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

See comparing to the F-35 is just fine but asking if the IAF has asked how does the FGFA stack up to the competition it is likely to face in the region is not Kosher? There has been an unwritten rule after the NSSP has been signed with the US. No more new Russian equipment, to the degree possible. T...
by ShauryaT
20 Oct 2017 09:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391248

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

A_Gupta wrote:^^^ yes, a fiscally viable safety net for workers depends on a better tax-base.
Let us not put the cart before the horse. Industries and jobs first. Security and protections later.
by ShauryaT
18 Oct 2017 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shubh Deepavali!
Replies: 23
Views: 1046

Re: Shubh Deepavali!

Happy Diwali.
by ShauryaT
18 Oct 2017 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2139
Views: 141810

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

So, the IAF does not like the RCS and Engine of the PAK-FA. Fair enough? What is the RCS and engine capabilities of the competition they are likely to face, in our areas of interest?
by ShauryaT
18 Oct 2017 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 17103

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Just to be clear, it is not like the committed orders would be some great investment on part of GoI towards private enterprise. GoI currently spends about 50K crores on DPSU's annually. I will submit the wholesale transfer of DPSU's to private enterprise can be achieved without increasing budgets fo...
by ShauryaT
18 Oct 2017 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 17103

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

If I have to use one word to describe the reason for the lack of commitment for orders from MoD to OFB, it would be "Jugaad". Committed capital expenses in an overall shrinking capital budget is a much sought after item. A big part of this pot goes to foreign companies in multi year contra...
by ShauryaT
17 Oct 2017 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 17103

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Why not call a seminar with CII, OFB, management institutes, and the unions to come up with a process. Change is must and a shared plan is best. Even in the best of capitalistic societies, the private defense business is a "shared" public-private risk-reward enterprise. If there is politi...
by ShauryaT
17 Oct 2017 06:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391248

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

State of the Economy
Many of the things wrong with India’s economy today are Unseen Effects of Demonetisation and the botched design of GST. Vivek Kaul join joins Amit Varma in episode 40 of The Seen and the Unseen to take stock.
by ShauryaT
17 Oct 2017 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 584
Views: 31445

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

PAKISTAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR ON INDIA’S POLICY MAP GEOPOLITICAL DRIVERS, STRATEGIC IMPACT Lately, there is perceptible change in the general tenor of India’s foreign policy especially vis a vis calibrated efforts towards making gripping policy pronouncements. In the context of the overall approach to ...
by ShauryaT
16 Oct 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 273
Views: 22977

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

x-post: I guess something like this will fall under a "space command" or is it the exclusive domain of the IAF? Space: Future Pivot of Strategic Stability? ‘Overall, strategic stability is a complex multi-political and multidisciplinary problem that requires the constant attention of polit...
by ShauryaT
16 Oct 2017 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4303
Views: 186517

Re: Deterrence

I guess something like this will fall under a "space command" or is it the exclusive domain of the IAF? Space: Future Pivot of Strategic Stability? ‘Overall, strategic stability is a complex multi-political and multidisciplinary problem that requires the constant attention of political and...
by ShauryaT
13 Oct 2017 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81512

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Fact is, every nation looks out for its own interests - and those of India, US & Japan converge on China. Some folks may see any form cooperation with the great Satan as lackeyism but at no point has India compromised its core strategic interests (which BTW are different from Russia's). You are...

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