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by saumitra_j
25 Mar 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 17443

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

That used to house houses a RAM air turbine
by saumitra_j
08 Sep 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 14041

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

I think the US effectively sees this as a Cost Control measure for tracking the Dragon .... basically the Indian assets will "fill" in the gaps and the US will deploy its own assets elsewhere ... that is a clear advantage for the US. This COMCASA thing is quite clearly a way through which ...
by saumitra_j
03 Sep 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331186

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I am posting some sections from an article from Swarajya, which is an excerpt from Nitin Gokhale's book: You can read it here the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had in 2011, bench marked the Total Cost of Acquisition at Rs 163,403 crores. This, it must be pointed out, was different from the total cost of...
by saumitra_j
01 Sep 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331186

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters? Costs - the country simply cannot afford to buy more without breaking the bank. The UPA 2 thingy was not a deal, it was just an announcement wit...
by saumitra_j
25 Apr 2018 09:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 863306

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

ramana wrote:Katare, Always context...
AS is Ajai Shukla

I suspect in this case it is A***d Singh
by saumitra_j
01 Apr 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840421

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

For the Kaveri, flat rating is the least of the problems. If other performance and weight and life criteria are met, the customer would probably accept it. Flat rating can come later. From the discussion before, flat rating seems to be problem. The design decisions made for flat rating are making i...
by saumitra_j
28 Mar 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 185562

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

^^^ Naval Dolam - the 7 Foot tall soldier just became a good, well behaved brother :rotfl:
by saumitra_j
02 Mar 2018 23:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 215711

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

^^^ There is a difference. The supportive process of orders needs to follow the timelines of the R&D. Back in 2010, IOC-1 (Jan-2011) was getting ready, but the IAF didn't accept that and instead waited for IOC-2 (Dec-2013) before serial production of the first 20 could begin. Add 36 months stan...
by saumitra_j
02 Mar 2018 17:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 215711

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Actually there is much more in that article than just the news of Tejas which needs to be highlighted: The IAF chief said a plan was in place to deal with the "drop-down" -- or dip -- in IAF squadrons. He said the government had ordered two squadrons of Su 30 . "The drop-down will be ...
by saumitra_j
08 Oct 2017 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3812
Views: 758888

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

sum wrote:Saw a FB post on ISRO joining hands with Raman institute (RRI) to develop a quantum comms satellite

Any more info on this and how far are we in this field?

Sirji, check Sourav Jha's twitter for more info.
by saumitra_j
24 Sep 2017 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1346
Views: 140798

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Wouldn't the flights of B1B also to do recce and find out about NoKo orbat? It won't be mere posturing I reckon. The B1B is a pretty big platform and I am sure they have a whole lot of recce equipment in there. I think the US is taking the first steps towards war. If the US doesn't act now, this wil...
by saumitra_j
12 Jun 2017 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1174
Views: 218089

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

360 Appraisal for Babudom The bureaucracy is on tenterhooks these days, abuzz with how uncertain the lives and careers of bureaucrats have become under this government. There is almost no formulaic solution at sight to either appease them or make them feel secure enough in their assignments Masked ...
by saumitra_j
26 Apr 2017 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 185562

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Liu, you should thank God/Mao that CPC and PLA folks don't think like you. Arming rebels with tank/cannon is declaration of war...If that happens, PLA will be fighting the Indian Armed forces ......
by saumitra_j
28 Dec 2016 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 688922

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dipankar saar: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/on-november-8-rbi-had-rs-4-95-lakh-crore-in-rs-2000-notes-finds-rti-plea/articleshow/56071285.cms This does not appear right, Look at this: SBI noted that going by data as on 9 November, the amount of high currency denomina...
by saumitra_j
23 Dec 2016 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558200

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin's strategy is evolving to include Turkey. The second shoe will drop when he brings in China which brings Pakistan along. If he somehow manages to bring Iran into the fold, we're @*k$. Chahbahar and Balochistan need to be shaken free. "An Alliance to Worry the West The truth, however, is ...
by saumitra_j
15 Dec 2016 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 688922

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Suraj sir and other heavy weights here, help me answer the below question please. Its from WhatsApp. Q : What's wrong with Cashless Transaction? A: Quote * Sir think that a 100 rupee note is circulated 1,00,000 times it will have the same value no body get any commission. But, if it is circulated t...
by saumitra_j
03 Nov 2016 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

There may have been consultants but TATA developed the engine along with parts suppliers. Even Mahindra and TAFE (simpsons) develop there own engines. It is not that India doesn't have capability to develop its own engine Thanks Kakarat I stand corrected on state of affairs w.r.t. IC Engines, it no...
by saumitra_j
03 Nov 2016 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Vina, Kakarat has already pointed out the how foreign technologies is used in most of the examples you gave (Bajaj, TVS, Tatas). When I say India designed engine, I don't care if it is all made by one company or multiple company through consultancy - point is that critical knowledge of design and ma...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

That's not true ... consultancy (aka hand-holding) doesn't mean "import" of pre-designed parts/assemblies etc which is what happens in CKD/SKD screw-drivergiri (a la what people are trying very hard to convince us wrt this F-16 I/J/K/L/M ... whatever crap version "manufacturing-line ...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

As of this day, this country has not designed a SINGLE IC Engine which is mass manufactured in the automotive industry, not even for two wheelers. You put that in context and you will realise where we are with respect to design and manufacturing ecosystem. TATAs seem to have started shipping cars w...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Vina thanks for pointing to my ignorance, pray enlighten all of us where they are being used? It would be great if you could tell us which car / 2 wheeler is using an original Indian designed IC Engine.
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 07:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Thank you TSarkar sir, JayS for the wonderful posts. You bring out a wonderful point which either most don't want to understand for lack of patience and attention to details or are completely unaware of: i.e. the effort and time required from design to mass production to product life cycle support. ...
by saumitra_j
14 Oct 2016 17:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595214

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Why the country which is fifth largest Car manufacturer has exactly ZERO achievements in IC engines to brag Precisely the point I am trying to make - the private industry has a LONG LONG way to go before we develop the right supply chain to support LCA production at rate that would make us jingos h...
by saumitra_j
14 Oct 2016 12:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595214

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

If the lack of an industrial base is the problem,how come we are able to do so well with ISRO's rockets and sats? Sir, may I remind you that operational life of a rocket is 25 mins to an hour at the most, as opposed to an aircraft which can last for anything from 4000 to 8000 hours so it is not an ...
by saumitra_j
10 Oct 2016 08:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595214

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Cross posting from LCA Thread: Indranil's point: Saumitra, let me rephrase my question. The same people, the same industry, the same infrastructure has to be used to build the foreign fighter. Right? Then how is the challenge larger to produce LCAs only Indranil, that is exactly what I am trying to ...
by saumitra_j
10 Oct 2016 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271733

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Saumitra, let me rephrase my question. The same people, the same industry, the same infrastructure has to be used to build the foreign fighter. Right? Then how is the challenge larger to produce LCAs only? Indranil, that is exactly what I am trying to say - the new imported fighter will NOT be prod...
by saumitra_j
09 Oct 2016 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271733

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Only one of the two conditions can be true. 1. An ecosystem can be developed within India. If this is true, it can be done for the LCA as easily or with as much difficulty as an imported fighter. 2. An ecosystem cannot be developed within India. If this is true, we are back to screwdrivergiri. The ...
by saumitra_j
09 Oct 2016 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271733

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Given our current industrial strength, have we explored if another line for Tejas is practically possible at all? It is all very well to say that we have a second line for Tejas, increase the numbers to 200 et al ...but do we have the industrial eco system for that? The other question is if we were ...
by saumitra_j
06 Oct 2016 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 268299

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Well, maybe somebody should ask Khujli to release the video of HIS surgical strike! Actually somebody has, here is the plaintive cry from a Khujli 'admirer' https://www.facebook.com/CyberSipahis/?fref=ts में आपका बेसक विरोधी हूँ मगर इस मुद्दे पर में आपको सपोर्ट करता हूँ मेरा सैल्यूट है आपको ,,,, ये...
by saumitra_j
29 Sep 2016 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840421

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

+ 1 Million Shiv saar, we simply don't value our own work. As far as Kaveri is concerned, we need to understand a few things about how they graduate from static testing to high altitude testing in a 4 engined aircraft to a two engine aircraft and then finally to a single engined aircraft. As of AI 2...
by saumitra_j
28 Sep 2016 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558200

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Before we get all emotional about Russians exercising with Porkis, have we considered that we are signing LEMOA and all sorts of agreements with the nation that has armed the Porkis to teeth? Why this anger against the Russians onlee, hain ji? That said, Russia is doing what they think is good for t...
by saumitra_j
24 Sep 2016 08:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1073
Views: 131799

Re: Indian IT Industry

My sasurji is visiting from BLR. He likes to gloat that every street in his neighborhood (posh place) has many software companies. I asked him how many of them are actually making money? He did not know. sir, most IT companies which are an offshore partner to any first world company are making tons...
by saumitra_j
18 Sep 2016 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 67799

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

Folks, Revenge is best served cold, as the cliche goes. The only things that will satisfy me is a full destruction of Pakistan in the coming years. There is simply NO OTHER way. I believe, and pray and fervently hope if I get into doubt about my belief that NM and AD have the same thoughts. All this...
by saumitra_j
17 Sep 2016 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 216408

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

There are around 50 Su 35s with RUaf and more on order.Cheenis have ordered 2 squadrons.Bakis may order as well.Highly unlikely that all this will happen without a production ready Radar and Missile. The Novator is 300k plus range so wont go to Plaaf or Paf. As per Wiki, they have just about manage...
by saumitra_j
17 Sep 2016 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 216408

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Amoghvarsha wrote:Isnt the Su 35 radar supposed to be super duper and likely to be combined with Novator?

It's not that Su35s are operating in large numbers with RuAF..the Novator missile and the super duper radar (IRBIS E which BTW is a PESA) are far from being production ready!!
by saumitra_j
17 Sep 2016 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 216408

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

A very noob question. Does the Rafale have the better radar in terms of range, track while scanning as compared to the su30 and its Chinese siblings? Well it depends. If it is the AESA RBE2, it is likely to have a very good overall performance compared to the BARS because of AESA and newer electron...
by saumitra_j
17 Sep 2016 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3615
Views: 443235

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

Posting some quotes from the transcripts of an interview with MP in May...don't know if it was posted earlier so apologies in advance. The interview can be found here: Interview with Manohar Parrikar NG: The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) that you brought in and has been implemented from 1s...
by saumitra_j
13 Sep 2016 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271733

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Can't agree more on having multiple parallel programs for RnD to pave way for future. One reason why Unkil is so much more ahead of all is precisely this reason. On a completely different note - and I don't mean to digress. I was upset on Twitter by an Indian Express news item that counted the cost...
by saumitra_j
13 Sep 2016 07:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271733

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

This is why we need to have our own programs, and not spend 8B on 36 airplanes, which by the way will at best start coming in from 2019 :shock: Indranil sir, I have someone very close in the family who is deeply embedded in India's R&D ecosystem. Based on my discussions with him, I think we hav...
by saumitra_j
15 Aug 2016 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 944
Views: 49551

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Thanks folks for bringing an important part of my life back! Thanks for the great effort and wish you all a very happy independence day!

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