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by chakkunny
30 Mar 2010 08:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 473730

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

How is width such a problem? Why is it not feasible to have rolling stock that is raised, so that the edges of the tank will clear any platform en route? What madrassa math extrapolation goes into the argument that width makes a tank significantly more vulnerable to air attack? If this is the case, ...
by chakkunny
04 Mar 2010 19:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 473730

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The picture of the Abram's carcass posted by Sankuji is one of a scuttled tank, or one tagged so in the albums that were linked by a subsequent poster. Beyond visual rhetoric and bad blood, such images do not contribute to a meaningful discussion. We have no idea of the original casualities from loo...
by chakkunny
25 Feb 2010 00:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 404253

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

IMHO, the money involved is so big that one would argue that tactical solutions can be evolved to change a scenario requiring an airlift capability provided by a flight of C17s to one requiring a squdron of IL 76s. For instance, (again with Madrassa Math) a 30 ton payload capability would deliver 60...
by chakkunny
24 Feb 2010 07:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 404253

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

This http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/policy/costs/Airports.pdf indicates that a 10,000 ft commercial grade runway 100 ft wide, would cost around USD 22M. Madrassa Math seems to indicate that the cost of one C17 should cover about 2 dozen airfields that can take a fully loaded IL 78 :eek:
by chakkunny
24 Feb 2010 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 404253

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Does someone have a rough idea, as to what it costs to upgrade an airstrip, to one which can handle a fully loaded IL 76. Is it conceivable that to simply upgrade about a dozen or more of our advanced airstrips to this capability, will cost us only a fraction of the price difference between an order...
by chakkunny
03 Sep 2009 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook
Replies: 167
Views: 24793

Re: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook

Well, I just sent a request to join the FB grp before coming upon this thread. Since my post count needs a little improvement...please place me in BRF purgatory until then.
by chakkunny
20 Aug 2009 11:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 717425

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

I have long wondered if WIGs are a good delivery platform for the Indian Navy. What if we had 2 squadrons worth of long range WIGs with payloads of 12-16 Nirbhays each. With overwatch from a flight of MKIs loaded for AoA, these can hit launching points close to the South China sea to deliver salvos ...
by chakkunny
09 Aug 2009 05:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 717425

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Dropping out of my lurk mode to swing by an idea. Folks may be familiar with the NLOS/PAM system. The idea is pack 15, 60km range Vertical launched, Remotely Activated missiles, each having a warhead with just enough firepower to take out a tank or a bunker. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index...
by chakkunny
31 Jul 2009 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 698447

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

but thats like arjuna playing C3I from the rear while expecting nakula and shahadeva to deal with the likes of karna, drona and bheesma. no can do How so saar? If you take away the advantage of mobility and the stealth with which it is achieved, why cannot an SDRE sub running on battary onlee and l...
by chakkunny
31 Jul 2009 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 698447

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

One possibility is to re-introduce the idea of a submarine tender by letting Arihant and her sister subs into this role. If the second class of conventional subs have fuel cells in addition to battery + diesels, the idea becomes even more appealing. Arihant + 4 smaller conventional subs which can re...
by chakkunny
04 Dec 2008 10:31
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 172893

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

This is new to me...Thanks for the heads up. My take would be that the ToI show did not have an objective towards meaningful change. Change is expensive. Winning that show would mean zilch in the real world. What I'm proposing is a cheap way to give birth to a decent political alternative in the rea...
by chakkunny
04 Dec 2008 09:22
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 172893

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

As a way around geeting air time, online streaming is an alternative. But there are a couple of key obstacles: 1. I do not personally know such esteemed individuals who can be on the panel. But here I guess, forumites can help to impress on people who can spend some time. I know we have people with ...
by chakkunny
04 Dec 2008 08:40
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Replies: 156
Views: 23310

Re: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Cross posting from the Response to Mumbai Attacks thread: BR Productions - Kaun Banega Obama? Rakshaks, It is apparent to almost everyone on this site that unless and until India gets a radically different leadership things will obstinately remain the same. At the same time, I have not seen any prop...
by chakkunny
04 Dec 2008 08:37
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 172893

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

BR Productions - Kaun Banega Obama? Rakshaks, It is apparent to almost everyone on this site that unless and until India gets a radically different leadership things will obstinately remain the same. At the same time, I have not seen any proposal as to how this key change can be bought about. Sure o...
by chakkunny
02 Dec 2008 21:14
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Replies: 156
Views: 23310

Re: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Some more suggestions: For the NSG: 1. Aside from 6-8 major centers where NSG units are deployed in country, we should 3-4 smaller detachments that are in constant tour. Their role is in mounting penetration exercises on vaious targets in country and rating the response of the local agencies. Target...
by chakkunny
30 Nov 2008 13:14
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 172893

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Apologies in advance for this macabre posting... This is something I proposed the last time such an event occurred in Mumbai when multiple trains were bmbed and over 200 died. I had then called for a targeted bombing cum assasination campaign carried by a covert agency. Targets need to include those...
by chakkunny
21 Aug 2008 21:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37311

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

In addition to the anti air threat level in DPS and CAS situations, I think we need to highlight, the difference in how aerial platforms are employed in these two missions. For DPS, the target is relatively well defined. More often static, and depending on its value - likely to be defended in depth....
by chakkunny
20 Aug 2008 20:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37311

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

Chakunny what the hell does your post have to do with this thread? Agree..it is orthogonal, but not completely off topic. Why are we discussing keeping one specific line open? Is it because: 1. we have a number of exisiting frames and the ability to build more and/or 2. we would like to keep more o...
by chakkunny
20 Aug 2008 19:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37311

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

Looks like I did not get traction with my earlier post :) So let me try again. If we want to use our exisiting inventory - look at our fleet at An32s (scratch An26s). The USAF is now considering a Gunship lite based on the C27J, whose earlier version was similar in payload to the An26, to complement...
by chakkunny
16 Aug 2008 07:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37311

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

If you want CAS, my suggestion would be to go for what was suggested by Singha saar a long time ago. An-26G gunship which would act like a poor man's AC130 in a low threat environment and act as a real time airborne FAC in a high threat environment, with onboard operators guiding Nishants operating ...
by chakkunny
31 Mar 2006 12:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 59905

the mongols did not invade india under the khanate. genghiz had enough recon and intel to know that the delhi sultans had massive military power. he had already exhausted his armies in subduing the kwarazm shah and his son jehangir. I beg to disagree. It is true that Chengiz did not invade India (i...
by chakkunny
19 Feb 2006 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714228

Oh, but you discount the fact that we are not at war. My understanding is that when war is underway, tactical command of SF units are designated to theatre commanders as and when required. Others on this forum can shed more light on this. The PMO certainly does not micromanage how the SF runs its op...
by chakkunny
19 Feb 2006 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714228

Specialized units under cabinet control or PM control. What a crap. The Indian Armed Forces have a Commander In Chief, The President. The civilian control of the Armed Forces comes from the Defence Ministry, the armed wings control their units, so why the need for SF guys under PMO or anything else...
by chakkunny
18 Feb 2006 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714228

We need to develop a credible HRT team which can land in any part of India with air time + 1 hr. This is supposedly one of the many scenarios that the NSG is supposed to handle. Plus we need to have teams ready to perform on ships and planes. This requires a lot of training. If an Indian ship is ta...
by chakkunny
28 Dec 2005 10:49
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75584

The only real currency that we will ever have when dealing with Chicom is the understanding that we can hurt them if the need should arise. IMHO, China is a nation that will not hesistate to apply conventional force to fulfill a strategic objective, no matter what the status of our strategic forces ...
by chakkunny
28 Dec 2005 02:35
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75584

In any future conflict with Chicom, it is imperative that GoI be able to dish out pain to the heart of the Chicom industrial complex. In the near future, should an all-out conventional conflict break out, all of our northern industrial/manufacturing/IT corridors in the North can and will become targ...

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