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by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please note the Guardian drone is used by the US Coast Guard. Does not have any offensive weapons and neither an ASW capability. Will it have capabilities to communicate with our Russian origin subs? IRNSS support? Will the US supply armed drones only after we sign CISMOA? @Rakesh: The pro import lo...
by ShauryaT
23 Sep 2017 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1792
Views: 131034

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I just love this lady. UN speech by EAM Sushma Swaraj.
by ShauryaT
23 Sep 2017 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1792
Views: 131034

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

A Jirga of sorts by Shyam Saran on his book at CPR. This book is a must read for folks interested in Indian Foreign Policy and how the MEA conducts it. https://www.facebook.com/hindustantimes ... 822538580/
by ShauryaT
22 Sep 2017 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4506
Views: 353341

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

3. If F-16/Gripen hurts Indian interests, so does the Mig-29. True, but the question also is, who has the least overlap of these interests with your own. Nations who choose to wield their sovereignty and seek independence of action to protect their interests but are unable to do so, ought to choose...
by ShauryaT
22 Sep 2017 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

On the budgets, it is my understanding that although the SSBN program is not part of the IN budget the SSN program will be. What it means is the planned 6 SSN, approved by DAC will be funded from this IN capital budget. I think with the way it is going, we may see the first of these only in late 202...
by ShauryaT
22 Sep 2017 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

@Viv_S: When I requested you to go through the budget, did you actually go through the numbers? Do you know how much money is available in the budget for new capital programs? You cite future growth et al. Do you know over the last few years there has actually been a decline in the capital budgets o...
by ShauryaT
21 Sep 2017 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Viv S: Please go through the IN budget and please compute the costs for the EMALS and let us know under what scenario a $20+ billion carrier is affordable. The reported articles says $20 billion for the carrier only not including its aircrafts. Also, in terms of sea control there ARE alternatives to...
by ShauryaT
19 Sep 2017 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I do not see why a naval Tejas or a future naval AMCA cannot use EMALS. I had the Mig and a future N-FGFA in mind, so essentially Russian craft. You may be referring to a technical capability to do so, I am referring to a geo-political denial framed into contractual law or a firm understanding resu...
by ShauryaT
18 Sep 2017 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

For RADM [Rear Admiral] J. P. Moorer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_P._Moorer) I enjoyed your "parochial" speech about carriers, and agreed with your points. Let me counter with a parochial submarine aphorism: "There are two kinds of ships in the world: submarines and targets....
by ShauryaT
18 Sep 2017 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

It will not be a bad idea to build our next aircraft carrier as a nuclear powered vessel to 65K ton, with some Russian/UK/french design help - if the reports on availability of a higher powered reactor are true. Even if it is a ski jump version, it is fine. The important part is to keep the technolo...
by ShauryaT
17 Sep 2017 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 81174

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Looks like game changing news is here. Time to rejoice, if confirmed. In fact, the Indian Arihant-class SSBN seems far larger and more powerful than advertised by the government or the navy. It looks like the Arihant displaces some 8,000 tonnes as against its publicized tonnage of 6,000 tonnes. The ...
by ShauryaT
14 Sep 2017 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admirals need to get their priorities right when they dont have Bread to eat they ask for Cake. Bread Butter program like new MCVC ( Ocean and Litorral ) , New Gen Corvette , Frigate and Destroyers ,Indiginous SSK/SSN , LPD class ships would be more useful in ASW warfare and sea land operation if C...
by ShauryaT
14 Sep 2017 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Defence ministry blocks Navy’s ‘unrealistic’ five-year acquisition plan https://theprint.in/2017/09/13/defence-ministry-blocks-navys-unrealistic-five-year-acquisition-plan/ Another plan, to build a new aircraft carrier named Vishal, has also been moved again. This plan had been nixed by previous de...
by ShauryaT
14 Sep 2017 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172272

Re: Deterrence

ramana wrote:I don't know what smoke Frank O'Donnell is inhaling but, Shiv Shankar Menon did even more off the cuff remarks in 2010 speech which he should have worried about.
:)
by ShauryaT
13 Sep 2017 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 108901

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

x-post In my opinion,India's mil strength would've enabled us to counter any attempt by Pak to welsh on the agreement later by embarking upon snitching Siachen. The region is so inhospitable and air strikes would've made icy tombs for any Paki forces attempting another Kargil.It has been a colossal ...
by ShauryaT
13 Sep 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76595

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

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Indranil wrote:0.5 mtr. Navy version is in limbo. Ahuja sahab is obviously not very popular in ADA right now. Apparently, even LCA Navy MK1 testing has dried up for lack of funds till a decision is taken.


Good that you did your own checking. Commodore Balaji (retd) and Mao sir are in sync.
by ShauryaT
12 Sep 2017 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 277
Views: 10945

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

$2.5 Bn for a 10 year lease? :mrgreen: You now know who is goting to help with the SSN project. :twisted: . Remember the tale of the cost of the Gorshkov and then suddenly the Arihant breaking cover? :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: Draw your own conclusions. :P :P :P What I cant understand though is ...
by ShauryaT
09 Sep 2017 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76595

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

@ ShauryaT Saar : I could be wrong on this, but it is my understanding that at the senior level (Rear Admiral and up), there is a board of officers that determine the eligibility of officers to be promoted from Commodore to Rear Admiral and up from there. Can you elaborate more, without compromisin...
by ShauryaT
09 Sep 2017 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76595

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

@Indranil @tsarkar Think of BK what you want but let us see the current issue for what it is based on FACTS. I have parsed through the “unofficial” IN response (which BTW did not refute the heart of the issue) and sought my own independent verifications; I am sure you can do your own too and come to...
by ShauryaT
07 Sep 2017 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 3684

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

^Believe seismic monitors can pickup an explosion yielding anything upwards of 0.1 KT.
by ShauryaT
07 Sep 2017 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76595

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

EXCLUSIVE : Indian Navy Officers Scotch Talk Of ‘Bad-Blood’ Killing LCA Navy https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/09/exclusive-indian-navy-officers-strafe-bad-blood-on-lca-navy.html I read this in the car on my phone. I didn't think it scotched anything. Waste of time. Same here. Although the error...
by ShauryaT
06 Sep 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 675
Views: 76595

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Bharat Karnad's edit: [ ERRATA — My Wrong. Rear Admiral Ahuja is a certified test pilot, cleared for catobar flying from carrier deck, and among the first to operate the MiG-29Ks, as well as a number of other combat aircraft and even transport planes. This was a grievous error on my part of not rese...
by ShauryaT
06 Sep 2017 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What needs to be done in tenders like this is make a stipulation in the contract to the OEM...that if we buy x number of choppers, you will assist us in co-development of the desi platform. Separate the chaff from the wheat. Only the ones hungry for growth will stick in the competition. This cycle ...
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2017 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172272

Re: Deterrence

shiv wrote:The only eventuality that can prove that NoKo does not have any deterrent is if it gets attacked just like that - without launching a nuke against anyone.
A possibility not out of the question, if the US takes a lead, My bets are against it.
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2017 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172272

Re: Deterrence

Does Korea have a deterrent? No - not completely, China has a deterrent which prevents S.Korea and Japan and in turn the US from invading DPRK. Achieves China's regional aims yet keeps the violence or threat of such away from its lands. At the end of the day, it is the Koreans as a people who will ...
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2017 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 15831

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Good luck to Ms Sitharaman. I was hoping for someone more senior and a degree of independence to take on the FM and influence the PM. With this move any "transformation" would be only PMO led. So far it has not been forthcoming from that office. Some ray of hope though that Jaitley may bee...
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2017 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172272

Re: Deterrence

Press Statement on Nuclear Test conducted by DPRK India deplores the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK this morning. It is a matter of deep concern that DPRK has once again acted in violation of its international commitments which goes against the objective of the de-nuclearization of the Korean p...
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2017 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

We need a thread like this to discuss political theory in light of the Indian experience and government models best suited for Indians. In order to start this process in earnest, we should not limit to the 1950 constitution or even the 1935 one. Indians should go back into their past and learn about...
by ShauryaT
03 Sep 2017 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172272

Re: Deterrence

The 6th test by N. Korea claimed to be a hydrogen test are opportunities wasted by India to build a credible deterrent through its own series of tests. Under the yoke of the IUSNCA and US led regimes, we compromise our security as the PRC, TSP and DPRK collude to build their capabilities, threatenin...
by ShauryaT
02 Sep 2017 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4506
Views: 353341

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Carrier aircraft muddle - Bharat Karnad (1) A personal mountain of a reason — bad blood between the lead test pilot in the naval LCA program, Cmde Jaydeep Maolankar, and Rear Admiral Surendra Ahuja, Assistant Controller Carrier Project and Assistant Controller Warship Production and Acquisition at ...
by ShauryaT
02 Sep 2017 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3871
Views: 125828

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

No cultural displacement or break in Indian history for at least 10,000 years India’s archaeological record in the northwest has unbroken continuity going back to about 7500 BCE at Mehrgarh (Kenoyer, 1998; Lal, 2002), and it has a rock art tradition, next only to that of Australia and Africa in abu...
by ShauryaT
02 Sep 2017 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 81174

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Arihant at 6000T is apt size for a SSN, am sure they'd have come up with the sub design by now. Arihant was planned as an SSN until "converted" in the design phase as an SSBN post 1998 and due to its size in the class, known as a baby boomer. The holy grail IMO is the propulsion. We need ...
by ShauryaT
31 Aug 2017 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2640
Views: 126894

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

How armed forces can aid defence manufacturing in India Unless there is a conscious attempt at building organic capability for design and development within the armed forces, the problems that have plagued defence manufacturing in India will persist In the aftermath of the 1971 war, the navy decide...
by ShauryaT
28 Aug 2017 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684832

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^BK wants an in your face challenge to China at the diplomatic level. No need for that now. We protect our interests for now - aggressively, that is enough. As long as the withdrawal is mutual and the construction has been stopped, PRC will have an egg on its face for spinning the issue - at least t...
by ShauryaT
25 Aug 2017 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 81174

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

10 days to fueling the Aridhaman I think it is time to rename the thread. India's SSBN force! The second indigenous Arihant-class SSBN, INS Aridhaman, is completely outfitted, all inside of 7 years from the time when its keel was laid at the Vizag special projects facility. It took less time to pro...
by ShauryaT
23 Aug 2017 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The Arihant is a 6000 ton boat with four K-4 silos. The aim is field an SSBN equipped with 8-12 K-4 class missiles with a likely displacement over 10,000 tons. The truth is we do not know if follow ons to Aridhaman are 8000 tons or 10,000. But seriously, you expect BARC to build a reactor for this ...
by ShauryaT
18 Aug 2017 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

could be based off the akula reactor family which is still used for latest subs http://gentleseas.blogspot.in/2015/10/submarine-propulsion-test-reactor-needs.html I do not know Singha. I have asked the author and some others. Sounds suspicious to me. A higher powered reactor that we will use on S-4...
by ShauryaT
18 Aug 2017 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Deep Designs - The Week Arihant and Aridhaman are learnt to be of 6,000 tonnes each and would be powered by a 83MW nuclear reactors; S-3 Plus will be powered by a 160MW reactor . So, will be two others, codenamed S-4 and S-5. Can we get corroboration for the news in the report of a 160 MWt reactor ...
by ShauryaT
17 Aug 2017 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2793
Views: 364866

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Ah so you mean the 80MW of Arihant is not the thermal power but power in MWe ? Seriously 80Mwt would be like 15-18 MWe for sub reactor ......Charka reactor are rated at 190 MWt and 35MWe if Janes is to be believed. 29 MWe for Chakra/Akula. Russian sub reactor thermal to electric conversion is not...

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