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by ajay_hk
25 Apr 2018 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 487983

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

X-post from LCA thread. Lot of good tidbits in the article. Posting in full. Indian-made Tejas proves its mettle in IAF's biggest combat exercise Kalyan Ray, DH News Service, New Delhi, CREATED: APR 24 2018, 21:14PM IST Notwithstanding few snags they developed during Indian Air Force (IAF) combat ex...
by ajay_hk
25 Apr 2018 05:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831048

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

Indian-made Tejas proves its mettle in IAF's biggest combat exercise Posting relevant quotes only - the article has a lot more detail on the exercise (will xpost on IAF thread as well). Tejas LCA undertook 6 sorties a day . Each mission, lasting for 45 minutes on the lower side to one and half hour...
by ajay_hk
11 Nov 2017 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5475
Views: 535247

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

X - post 'No US officer given access to N-sub on lease from Russia' TNN | Nov 11, 2017, 04:55 IST NEW DELHI: The country's defence establishment has rejected Russian media reports that India allowed US military officials on board nuclear-powered submarine INS Chakra, which has been leased from Russi...
by ajay_hk
11 Nov 2017 06:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 788877

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

X-post 'No US officer given access to N-sub on lease from Russia' TNN | Nov 11, 2017, 04:55 IST NEW DELHI: The country's defence establishment has rejected Russian media reports that India allowed US military officials on board nuclear-powered submarine INS Chakra, which has been leased from Russia ...
by ajay_hk
11 Nov 2017 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1420
Views: 174420

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

'No US officer given access to N-sub on lease from Russia' TNN | Nov 11, 2017, 04:55 IST NEW DELHI: The country's defence establishment has rejected Russian media reports that India allowed US military officials on board nuclear-powered submarine INS Chakra, which has been leased from Russia for 10...
by ajay_hk
15 Aug 2016 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 5434

Re: Happy Independence Day!

A very happy Independence Day to all. Extremely happy to see the forum back. Jai Hind!
by ajay_hk
17 May 2016 08:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255880

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Final operational clearance for Tejas likely by year end The usual drivel from ToI that FOC is delayed and all that... but there are a couple of snippets. From the article: integration of Air-to- Air Refuelling probe with LCA Tejas and its trials." Some more tests of Beyond-Visual- Range Air-t...
by ajay_hk
17 May 2016 08:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255880

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Breaking News !!! IAF chief ACM Arup Raha will tomorrow take his maiden flight on LCA Tejas in Bangalore.. Hope this is true.. and everything goes smoothly.. Will be a great confidence booster + huge push to the program.. and a big Lungi dance moment for all of us at BR forum.. Yep... IAF chief to ...
by ajay_hk
06 Jun 2015 05:17
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Brig. RayC RIP
Replies: 90
Views: 9726

Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Salute and RIP Sir - you will be missed by many. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your services to desh sir. Deepest heartfelt condolences to family & friends.
by ajay_hk
19 Apr 2015 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 122432

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Can add 6 LCA Tejas squadrons in 4-5 years – Parrikar Incidentally, the original plan was that six squadrons each of MMRCA and Tejas would replace the existing 10 Mig-21 and four MiG-27 squadrons. Parrikar, on his part, said, “In the next four to five years, we can add about six LCA squadrons if we...
by ajay_hk
16 Apr 2015 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 122432

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

not sure how reliable this is ... this looks like chorgupta stuff :P so TIFWIW LCA Tejas Update https://www.ibcworldnews.com/2015/04/15/lca-tejas-update/ Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 12:33pm by IBC News Bureau Progress on LCA Mk.2 cockpit config :: The look and feel of the all-glass cockpit that the LCA ...
by ajay_hk
27 Mar 2015 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 408360

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Saurah Jha on twitter
Klimov has been brought in as a partner for developing thrust vectoring nozzles for future engines to be used in the AMCA program.
by ajay_hk
08 Mar 2015 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 31828

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Dishaji, Arjunji, Sagarji and others... I agree on this - that this specific BBC documentary is a hit job and nefarious in nature to begin with and this documentary had absolutely no intention of creating awareness of the serious issue at hand. I was having a similar discussion with friend(s) (sound...
by ajay_hk
22 Jan 2015 08:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1001954

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

x-post India-China border: Now, faster green nod for roads, infrastructure NEW DELHI: A government panel on Wednesday cleared as many as 53 projects, including power, railways, roads and irrigation canals, while the environment ministry decided to ensure faster green clearance for border roads and i...
by ajay_hk
22 Jan 2015 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3108
Views: 421631

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India-China border: Now, faster green nod for roads, infrastructure NEW DELHI: A government panel on Wednesday cleared as many as 53 projects, including power, railways, roads and irrigation canals, while the environment ministry decided to ensure faster green clearance for border roads and infrast...
by ajay_hk
21 Dec 2014 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 136
Views: 28922

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Indian firm bids for building frigate in Philippines Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers joined the bidding process to make two frigates for the navy along with shipyards from Spain and France and three Korean yards. The bid is currently going through the technical evaluation and ...
by ajay_hk
24 Sep 2014 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 102877

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Shaastaang pranaams to everyone in ISRO and team Mangalyaan - for the dedication, hardwork, supreme sacrifices and sleepless nights. Time and again you've delivered and made Bharat proud and stand tall. You've done it again and again!!! Many many congratulations.
by ajay_hk
31 Aug 2014 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 155129

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Business delegation accompanying Modiji on Japan trip… Modi to take who’s who of Indian business to Japan The more than 20-member business delegation includes almost every big name in Indian industry and comprises Mukesh Ambani, chairman, Reliance Industries, Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Group, Kum...
by ajay_hk
05 Jan 2014 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions
Replies: 471
Views: 15172

Re: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions

Hearty Congratulations ISRO and all the partners involved with the launch. Your hard work and toil over the years is showing up. Keep up the good work sires... you all are making Desh stand up to biggies and stare them right in the eye. Congrats again.
by ajay_hk
17 Oct 2013 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 122945

Re: LCA News and Discussions

For those wondering why PV1 is not being flown - details below: it was getting outfitted with EW systems!! Posting in full as it might not get archived. Finally, Tejas gets electronic warfare systems Prashanth G N, Bangalore, Oct 16, 2013 DHNS:After eight years of research and postponement, India’s ...
by ajay_hk
06 Aug 2013 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 122945

Re: LCA News and Discussions

India Expects Tejas Induction by Late 2013, Early 2014

nothing new just the old rehash from Vivek Raghuvanshi!
by ajay_hk
06 Aug 2013 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1743
Views: 129579

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

X-post from Navy thread
Navy makes high-strength steel for warships
Indigenous manufacturing of India's largest warship — the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikrant — has ended the nation's decade-old reliability on import for military grade steel, needed for warship building.
by ajay_hk
06 Aug 2013 03:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 158725

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Navy makes high-strength steel for warships Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, Aug 4, 2013, DHNS: Indigenous manufacturing of India's largest warship — the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikrant — has ended the nation's decade-old reliability on import for military grade steel, needed for warship building. ...
by ajay_hk
08 Apr 2013 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 147844

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Daily Pionner has reported that IAF will opt for 50 Sukhoi 30 directly from Russia if the Deal is a No Go . it seems like MMRCA is heading towards Make or Break Phase :eek: Very difficult to determine what's a bluff and what isn't. Going over this entire thing - I wonder if we made a mistake by goi...
by ajay_hk
28 Aug 2012 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 122945

Re: LCA News and Discussions

India’s Light Combat Aircraft Prepares For Operational Clearance By Jay Menon Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report August 27, 2012 NEW DELHI — India’s indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is likely to win its final operational service clearance, following testing as part...
by ajay_hk
08 Aug 2012 09:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 158725

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Navy’s aircraft carrier not to be ready until 2017 New Delhi, Aug 8, 2012, DHNS: The Navy’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) will not be ready before 2017, overshooting the delivery schedule by more than three years, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma has admitted. “There were problems in manuf...
by ajay_hk
13 Jan 2012 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 19578

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Shiv Aroor on this his blog tweeted this..

The MoD, Eurofighter and Dassault deny any meeting on Thursday. So unless it was top secret (can't be), this was some bad info. Oh well.
by ajay_hk
25 Jul 2011 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 446642

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

NRao saar... thats correct. Source India will acquire 126 aircraft—86 single-seat and 40 twin-seat configurations. and India plans to procure 18 aircraft in flyaway condition and produce 106 locally under license through technology transfer. Delivery starts within 36 months of contract signing and w...
by ajay_hk
27 Apr 2011 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 608613

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Tejas sensors checked out during night flying The indigenous Light Combat Aircraft- Tejas, fitted with advanced sensors like Multi Mode Radar (MMR) Litening Pod (Day and Night imaging sensors) , was checked out during night flying, Defence Research and Development Organisation said today. These sen...
by ajay_hk
09 Jan 2011 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 925104

Re: LCA News and Discussions

ToI 'LCA is completely Indian' ExpressBuzz Tejas exports likely after induction into IAF DNA India Indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas to get operations clearance tomorrow Deccan Herald India's own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday NetIndian LCA "Tejas" to be handed over to IAF...
by ajay_hk
01 Dec 2010 05:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 925104

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Just a bunch of media reports covering this test... Indian LCA Tejas jet fires close combat missile Defense World One of the main objectives of the current phase of flight trials was clearing the firing envelope of air to air close combat missile from the Tejas. The R-73 missile, which is the chosen...
by ajay_hk
06 Nov 2010 02:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Diwali thread
Replies: 51
Views: 3474

Re: Diwali thread

Happy Diwali to all jingoes and thier families!! :)
by ajay_hk
14 Jul 2010 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 925104

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Israel, EU in contention to co-develop radars for Tejas Manu Pubby Tags : Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, European Consortium EADS Posted: Wed Jul 14 2010, 23:54 hrs India is close to finalising a developmental partner for a next generation radar that will be the eyes and ears of the Tejas Light Comba...
by ajay_hk
24 Jun 2010 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 265599

Re: Indian Interests

India foils Chinese bid to patent 'pudina' TOI NEW DELHI: India has foiled a major Chinese bio-piracy bid to patent the use of medicinal plants 'pudina' (mint) and 'kalamegha' (andrographis) for the treatment of H5N1 avian influenza or bird flu. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CS...
by ajay_hk
19 Jun 2010 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 812040

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

X-posting Kaveri bit... Negotiations for Tejas aircraft engines soon An upgraded and more powerful Kaveri engine is being seen initially as a replacement engine for the first batch of Tejas aircraft, Subramanyam added. “Every aircraft in its lifetime needs two replacements. Some of those engines are...
by ajay_hk
19 Jun 2010 02:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 925104

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Negotiations for Tejas aircraft engines soon Financial Express Posting in full for archival... Bangalore: The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is set to start commercial negotiations with aircraft engine makers Eurojet Turbo GmbH and General Electric Aviation for 99 aircraft engines for the Li...
by ajay_hk
30 Dec 2009 07:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 19658

Re: RIP B Harry

A very tragic and shocking news! Sir, although many of us didnt know you personally, the amount of grief thats causing just goes to show the kind of impact you had. Your work would put most of the so called Indian defence journalists to shame. That too at the age of 23? Hats off to you. May a 1000 H...
by ajay_hk
21 Sep 2009 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1035708

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

X-Post Navy backs Tejas with Rs 900 cr Meanwhile, a major shore-based test facility is coming up at INS Hansa, in Goa, which replicates an aircraft carrier deck on ground, complete with arrested recovery and a ski jump for take off. This facility, which is expected to be operational by October 2011 ...
by ajay_hk
21 Sep 2009 00:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 733555

Re: LCA news and discussion

Navy backs Tejas with Rs 900 cr Ajai Shukla / Bangalore September 21, 2009, 0:01 IST Business Standard has learnt that the navy has okayed the placement of an order for six Naval LCAs. At an approximate cost of Rs 150 crore per aircraft, that will provide a Rs 900 crore infusion into the Naval LCA ...

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