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by ShauryaT
11 Dec 2017 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I have a basic question on this latest Sandeep Unnithan report. What makes this report more accurate than some others in the recent past that have directly contradicted on some key items mentioned in the report, especially as it relates to the nuclear plant? The very name of the sub is different. I ...
by ShauryaT
07 Dec 2017 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It took an engineer to make them realize that with a Rs 400 crore which is a drop in the bucket to bring serviceability up to 60% for SU-30MKis. That's 45 planes which is 3 squadrons. And no genius made a stink about this early on? What's wrong with the picture? Many CAG reports chastise the lack o...
by ShauryaT
06 Dec 2017 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

x-post from the Naval thread. Thanks Philip. Trying to throw further light on our ATV progr.,here is another report of last yr.,with the key info. posted. http://katehon.com/article/russian-indian-nuclear-cooperation Akula-II and Arihant Agreement Acknowledging the work done by BARC and Indian Naval...
by ShauryaT
04 Dec 2017 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

@Philip: Anil Kakodakar is probably 100% right on the Indianness of the Arihant reactor, for he is not asked and says nothing about the S1 !
by ShauryaT
02 Dec 2017 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

@ ShauryaT : Thanks. Can you tell me how you came up to that calculation? Also can a HEU reactor be refuelled in the same manner as a LEU reactor? How do you increase enrichment from 40% to 80%? Would the latter number translate to 30+ years of usage? Rakesh: That calculation is mostly a derivation...
by ShauryaT
02 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Hakeem : What is the HEU reactor % on the Arihant? 40%? Is that a classified number? I believe it will have to get a refuelling, right? It is from my memory, do not remember now where I read it. Another number for recall is 10yrs for Arihant to be refueled, which would equate to about 40%. The late...
by ShauryaT
30 Nov 2017 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

No. No. No.

No to French reactors, it will stunt evolution of our own.

No to LEU, they need to be refueled multiple times over its lifetime. BARC needs to evolve from 40% HEU to 80%+.

No because they did be horribly expensive.
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2017 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 433137

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Shiv ji: The easiest and most effective way to achieve a private eco-system is for the government to capitalize on its decades-long investments and disinvest. Let the government "fund" the five-year defense acquisition plans and programs of the LTIPP, creating a 15 year funded plan on what...
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2017 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 103
Views: 5474

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

The Puzzle of the 1972 Shimla Summit, Or Why India Did Not Impose Its Will

In their quest to shape the post-war order, Indira Gandhi and her advisors sought to reorient Pakistan’s domestic politics and insulate the subcontinent from the next phase of the Cold War.
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2017 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 433137

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^@Rakesh: Good post. Now how would you respond if a cynic like me says, the average spend as a factor of GDP on defense is unlikely to exceed 1.5% for the next 10 years. The govt has NO intention to wage a war of aggression against Pakistan and has NO hope of such in the TAR. At max, it seeks to def...
by ShauryaT
27 Nov 2017 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 433137

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Israel has fought its wars with a mix of Skyhawks, F-4 Phantoms, Kfirs, Mirages, F-15s and F-16s and maybe now F-22/F-35s. In 1999 the PAF sat with thumbs up their musharrafs and watched IAF make mincemeat of their Northern Flight Infantry on the peaks. So! What is a future war going to be like? Wi...
by ShauryaT
27 Nov 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

My personal opinion is that we should have both Tejas and SEF for various reasons because that will satisfy multiple requirements. JMT. Shiv ji: Fine thoughts, please elaborate on why you think SEF is "needed" by the IAF or country, specifically in the context of other assets IAF will hav...
by ShauryaT
26 Nov 2017 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 323
Views: 46248

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Not India related, but something to keep an eye on. Cyber Operations Tracker

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program’s cyber operations tracker is a database of the publicly known state-sponsored incidents that have occurred since 2005.
by ShauryaT
26 Nov 2017 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 516
Views: 30942

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

About a week after the event, I landed in Mumbai. Made a point to visit the sites with my young kids. What my eyes saw is etched in my memory. Shall never forget, forgiveness is not even a question. The key learning is India CANNOT rely on a third party to act in her interests, even when the interes...
by ShauryaT
26 Nov 2017 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 863
Views: 94546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The Quadrilateral: Is it an alliance or an alignment? It is India’s association with the forum which gives credibility to the new geopolitical concept of the Indo-Pacific. In this sense, India has the opportunity to shape the regional security architecture through its role in the quad not as an all...
by ShauryaT
26 Nov 2017 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 863
Views: 94546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Why India Should Be Wary of the Quad US President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have drawn up an overarching vision of the policy they have in mind to replace the now abandoned “pivot.” They are pointedly wooing New Delhi into what could well be a military alliance. Trump’s ...
by ShauryaT
25 Nov 2017 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4319
Views: 194125

Re: Deterrence

Shaurya, The dial a yield is baloney from war use perespective. What if the dial is set wrong way? Also it breaks consensus on low yield weapons. Such flexibility allows threshold breach. Agree, the US approach of "technological overreach" across all areas is deeply questionable for nucle...
by ShauryaT
24 Nov 2017 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If I was an incurable optimist, I would say this GoI is gerrymandering to make the selection of Tejas as a fait accompli, driven by budget motivations? MP in his short legacy showed us what can be possible if the ministry is willing to think through the issues and get parties to agree. NS needs to d...
by ShauryaT
23 Nov 2017 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4319
Views: 194125

Re: Deterrence

In modernizing nuclear arsenal, US stokes new arms race The most expensive bomb ever Now, the Air Force has transformed it into a controllable smart bomb. The new model has adjustable tail fins and a guidance system which lets bomber crews direct it to its target. Recent models of the bomb had alre...
by ShauryaT
23 Nov 2017 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4319
Views: 194125

Re: Deterrence

nuclear-stability-conventional-instability-north-korea-lessons-pakistan Indeed, the lesson of India and Pakistan suggests that these advocates are relying on flimsy theoretical and empirical logic. Pakistan’s attempts at revising the status quo with India were both short-lived and futile. And even ...
by ShauryaT
22 Nov 2017 07:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 407155

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^The public's money has been used to bail out corrupt banks managed by a corrupt set of government officials. So, how many of these corrupt have been prosecuted for these government owned banks to earn this reprieve. What structural assurances have been built to not enable a repeat of these NPA in s...
by ShauryaT
22 Nov 2017 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

How does running the tank for 1000km in reverse to sabotage the trial square with '.. articulate requirements on what they need for national defense..' ? I dont think our generals and air marshals understand technology and I think they are using the process and the trial rigmarole in bad faith. IMO...
by ShauryaT
22 Nov 2017 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^Sudeepj: The armed forces are articulating exactly what they have been asked to do. Articulate requirements on what they need for national defense. They are simply doing their jobs. The issue here is systemic, mostly at the ministry and political levels. The forces have not been told, you will buy ...
by ShauryaT
21 Nov 2017 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275712

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

An IAF test pilot, who has flown the Tejas’s early prototypes and who is currently a senior decisionmaker at Air Headquarters, said: “The LCA doesn’t meet our expectations. It needs to be escorted by more capable aircraft to come back alive.” Consider: The LCA Tejas Mark-1A can carry an external lo...
by ShauryaT
21 Nov 2017 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2892

Re: Indian Interests_2017

PS: It will be good to have a thread titled "Colonial Perfidies". There is much information that comes out every day on the topic and people who are interested in strategic thinking, cannot afford to not learn from the experiences of the past. Can some kind moderator start one, I am sure i...
by ShauryaT
19 Nov 2017 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 863
Views: 94546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ Sorry, forgot. if someone has interest in a particular article, I can download and share over email.
by ShauryaT
19 Nov 2017 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 863
Views: 94546

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: 863
Views: 94546

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: 461
Views: 42551

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: 1181
Views: 112202

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: 863
Views: 94546

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: 2323
Views: 275712

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: 3200

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: 461
Views: 42551

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: 461
Views: 42551

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: 3649
Views: 552901

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: 3399
Views: 465795

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: 3399
Views: 465795

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

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