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by ShauryaT
25 Jun 2017 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243910

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

srai wrote:It is more like $40 million for LCA Mk.1A and $26 million for Mk.1.
Srai: Can you share the source of the Mk.1A figure for record purposes. Thanks.
by ShauryaT
25 Jun 2017 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 3423
Views: 243910

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The following link has a list of the major suppliers to the F-16 program, includes small and large companies. Assuming these vendors will move their production lines to India also is a major assumption and IF someone can provide evidence of such then this F-16 deal would be worthwhile both from a jo...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2017 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1810
Views: 231223

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

tsarkar wrote:
Mate the range/endurance of Guardian with post MTCR longer ranged Brahmos and I hope people realise the force multiplier effect.
If the US ever allows such mating of Russian weapons to its platform that would be the day. I guess you are referring to mating in a networking sense only.
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2017 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313265

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Very big picture level conclusion is Putin has restored the Russian Orthodox Church and replaced the hereditary Czar system with an elected leader. Yes. It will act as the core state of the Orthodox civilization along with its Slav ethnic connection to find a land route to the Adriatic. Many will m...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2017 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1810
Views: 231223

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yes, would be nice. Perhaps there is a reluctance to allow India have a UCAV capability or perhaps that would have been too big an initial step. Once these are in service it'll be far easier to persuade the export control powers-be in DC. All we need to do it sling a missile rail on Rustom-II, and ...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2017 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1810
Views: 231223

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Did not mean to say the aircraft does not work for IN, just the unarmed part of it. I am presuming US is withholding armed versions of its fleet as the only reason and not a lack of interest on IN's part in those versions.
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2017 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1810
Views: 231223

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^A UAV that can fly for 48 hours, cruising at 200+ Knots can do a lot more than surveillance over littoral waters only. The only part I do not like is the unarmed aspect of it. May work for USG not for IN.
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2017 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1755
Views: 117974

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^We would be making a statement that we are the big boy in the area and pesky little nations cannot dictate what our actions will be for or against. We do not allow others to set our agenda. Really good move if true and a move to assert our freedom of action. Also, cannot sit in a bubble presuming w...
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2017 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 48624

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

What are the chances that powers who have control over Afghanistan will collude to breakup Afghanistan? In interest of Iran? Yes. Russia? Yes. Pakistan? Yes, if the dominance of the Tajiks and Uzbeks continues in Afghanistan strategic affairs, No if it can use the Taleban/Pashtuns to extend their do...
by ShauryaT
15 Jun 2017 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313265

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

ldev: Thanks for posting. In Video 2 just before the 45 min mark, Putin makes a comment that few countries can wield their sovereignty others pretend and are burdened with allied status. This is so true and it is what separates a great power from an ordinary one. India should never forget these word...
by ShauryaT
14 Jun 2017 17:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7341
Views: 419284

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The crops of wrath: Demonetisation may not have hit agriculture production but it is the cause for the current unrest The idea behind throwing these numbers is to emphasise a fact that should be obvious: What’s going on isn’t an ordinary “fire sale” limited to one or two commodities. This is not an...
by ShauryaT
14 Jun 2017 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7341
Views: 419284

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Modi’s DeMo Gambit Failed: Costs Exceed Gains And Farm Anger Is The Final Piece Of Evidence -- R Jagannathan It is time for a mea culpa on demonetisation. This writer has been largely positive on the medium-to-long-term benefits of notebandi, as opposed to its short-term downsides, including a fall...
by ShauryaT
13 Jun 2017 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1039
Views: 74390

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

so what happened to the Land acquisition bill. Not much in the news these days. Each state is passing a version of the "dropped" central bill. The central law passed in UPA stays however assent is given to the state bill by a friendly center allowing the state provisions to override the c...
by ShauryaT
13 Jun 2017 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

RD: The Jacksonian similarity and contrasts to Trump have been carried in a series of articles in American MSM. A full featured article exists on foreign affairs but is behind a pay wall.

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles ... ian-revolt
by ShauryaT
12 Jun 2017 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India's factory output rises 3.1% in April Manufacturing sector’s growth continued to remain tepid. It grew 2.6 percent in April compared with 6.2 percent in March and 5.5 percent in the same period last year. Infrastructure or construction goods grew 5.8 percent in April as compared with a sluggis...
by ShauryaT
01 Jun 2017 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313265

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^I hope something on the SSN even if unannounced.
by ShauryaT
31 May 2017 22:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7341
Views: 419284

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^Someone in this government better show the END result benefits of demonetization. Jaitley proclaiming 90 lac more "potential" income tax filings needs to translate to first the number of those who actually file and then the net numbers yielded from these mythical accounts as of now. The n...
by ShauryaT
29 May 2017 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2105

Re: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017

Posting Bharat Karnad's salute to KPS Gill. May his soul attain Moksha and many be inspired by his clarity of mission. The last, great, Jat — KPS Gill Such rough and ready methods brought to my mind the fearless and of fearsome countenance — Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, former DG, Punjab, who is to be cre...
by ShauryaT
12 May 2017 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

Nuclear triad doesn't mean one has to have LR bomber. We already have Triad for self defense (the naval part is still weaker, but its being worked on). We all agree on importance of IOR region. But I see current dispensation focusing on Navy (ships) to cover that part. What do you make of the credi...
by ShauryaT
11 May 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

^I want to further clarify that our needs for LR strike are not first use oriented hence no need to spend loads of operations budget on keeping them hot and active at all times.
by ShauryaT
11 May 2017 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

(Sigh!) Which goes to show that it's not Strategic Bombers that were and are needed: it is Straight-Thinking Brains. This is why I have been maintaining that when as a nation we will have a need to project power we will have LR bombers. Before that even if we have, they will be pretty much useless,...
by ShauryaT
11 May 2017 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

Partly the reason, I do not take "technical" folks too seriously. They are always into the next best thing and not hunkering down to make what we have or can have in hand work, fine tune and adapt. I mean look at that stupid B-52, expected to soldier on till 2040's, started in 1955!!
by ShauryaT
10 May 2017 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Vivek K: I share your desires but my view of the realities force me to take a different approach. To answer the question, i think there are limits but they will allow as long as it is profitable for them. But, indigenization can proceed along with new learnings. I will bet you the learnings of the B...
by ShauryaT
10 May 2017 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

Cosmo_R wrote:What is the TU-162? All I could get by Googling was a cooling fan switch
Sorry, TU-142M. Now someone can jump and say, I have no technical knowledge :)
by ShauryaT
10 May 2017 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Let me ask you this then, hypothetically, if russia stops cooperating / losses interest in Bhromos will India be capable of building one yourself. And same question with FGFA, will we be always dependent on Russia for knowhow and some spares? The answer depends on the level of indigenization we are...
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

^Now put Indian realities of budget, capabilities, needs, interests, ambitions, risks, opportunities, priorities, timeframes, geo-political alignments, adversaries and doctrine into the picture. Hypersonic bomber? Avatar? If none of the above realities were present then we could take our own sweet t...
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

^Are some of you intent on making Shiv's prediction true, that this is a thread for video gamers? I mean think out of the box but with some notions of reality. Jet engines, supersonic speed, long range, large payloads are essential elements of a modern strategic bomber. The US is ofcourse into steal...
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

I wonder if malacxa strait is considered international airspace? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_passage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_waters The answer is between the above two references. This is the reason why first the British and then the US have control of the major choke point...
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

PS: The highlighted part about ":equal rights" is v.interesting.It avoids the Q about TOT and our ability to absorb the tech involved.However,given our financial stake in the JV,it gives us "equal rights" to ANY tech that is involved. This means that any tech developed by Sukhoi...
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tibet watch
Replies: 646
Views: 55611

Re: Tibet watch



Former Minister Arun Shourie speaks at the Conferment of Prof. M L Sondhi Prize on HH the Dalai Lama
by ShauryaT
09 May 2017 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

UlanBatori wrote: 59 45-kg high-explosive packages hammering into well-aimed targets at Mach 0.4.
I think you missed a zero there. Should be 450 KG payload.
by ShauryaT
08 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

On the PAK-FA, it would not be a bad idea to take the basic air frame, engines and some weapons but build all the sensors and data fusion using Indian technologies. Can be leveraged on our future platforms like AMCA and UAV. I have been of the view that it is incredibly difficult to build a manned l...
by ShauryaT
08 May 2017 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Vivek K: The end policy result I know of is, the AMCA is not a sanctioned project yet to build a prototype and get it to fly. Not yet. Why all these years to get it up is a detail documented in the AMCA thread and one can argue there on why this or why that. I share your agony but at the end of the ...
by ShauryaT
08 May 2017 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

OT: That decision on Barak was taken at the time of CNS Arun Prakash. They had realized at that time itself that DRDO efforts had not borne fruit. The Israeli JV was a hedge. The result today is the hedge worked and IN has a credible air defense in play. Were it not for the hedge, where will we be. ...
by ShauryaT
08 May 2017 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1726
Views: 75547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-generation fighter aircraft design http://www.ecoti.in/9qVk4a Let the Modi government go ahead and get this deal done. Future generations will thank him one way of the other. Either for being a supplemental aircraft to the AMCA or the only 5th gen aircraft for the n...
by ShauryaT
06 May 2017 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

In a worst case scenario, buy 12, keep 6 flying. Still worth it IMHO for the numerous reasons provided by me and others. Just the show of force capability as a nuke capable missile carrier makes it worthwhile. And the real punch provided in case of war is a big leap in capability. 12 of what? Tu-16...
by ShauryaT
06 May 2017 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 229
Views: 10877

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

"Force projection" is not a role unless you can say which part of the world that force is going to be projected by India. Heavy long range bombers are not required over Tibet. They can be used over the Indian ocean. What other roles do you foresee which does not involve them flying 6 hour...
by ShauryaT
06 May 2017 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1342
Views: 146045

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Some serious infusion of steel needed. Follow this maxim to start with. Never give up or partition your land Never let two nation theory win Understand the depressed and dejected feelings, however cannot give up. There are no "solutions" in our life times. This problem has been created ove...

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