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by Zynda
14 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 10099

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Better resolution good quality pictures of the rifle(s) in question...again from Twitter feed of Mr. Vivek Krishnan

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by Zynda
14 Sep 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 10099

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^ Per this twitter thread, supposedly its all Indian. The gent Vivek Krishnan is the CEO of the company. https://twitter.com/Viv_Krishnan/status/1172781064680423424 We’re good friends with LMT, but exist as a 100% Indian co. While we do “collaborate” on some platforms (emphasis on purpose) these we...
by Zynda
14 Sep 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 10099

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

So is IA interested in adopting their products? Also, who are these guys? I will try to look them up, when time permits. Are these folks ex-OFB/ARDE/IA guys? Of course, only info which can be shared on open forum...
by Zynda
14 Sep 2019 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 10099

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Gotta say that Indian Private Sector continues to surprise me in a glad way more & more... In a 1st, Bengaluru firm designs, develops two sniper rifles BENGALURU: As India pushes for increased participation of the private sector in defence production, a firm in Bengaluru’s Koramangala has, in a ...
by Zynda
11 Sep 2019 20:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 74910

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

I support the increase in fines for auto violations but at the same time, the Govt should also ensure that many wrong doings on their ends which result in violations are eliminated. A couple of days ago, I almost ran a red light...reason the signal was green and suddenly all 3 colours lighted up at ...
by Zynda
11 Sep 2019 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3744
Views: 677185

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Well, she is right about changing mindsets of folks about committing hard earned money on an EMI for a new car when it is more convenient to use Uber/Ola services to get around but she did not get in to why such a mindset is present in the first place. - Failing infrastructure in metro cities - poor...
by Zynda
07 Sep 2019 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199437

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To me, it looked like during Rough Braking, the target min velocity was not reached. If I heard correctly, they were expecting around 140 m/s velocity at the end of rough braking but the actual speed was greater than 200 m/s...but then I saw many scientists clapping...so though performance was naarm...
by Zynda
26 Aug 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1644
Views: 262628

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

This video is amazing and hilarious at same time...

by Zynda
17 Aug 2019 20:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522388

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^The technology to connect multiple engines, its called Multiple Units (MU) is quite developed & safe to say. In fact, in NA, it is not uncommon to have up to 5-6 locomotives connected and all operated by the driver (or loco pilots/engineers) in the lead locomotive. The controls set in the lead...
by Zynda
15 Aug 2019 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522388

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Nope. WAP7 was originally limited to 130 due to reasons mentioned by arshyam. Actually, I believe WAP5 (just the loco) can do 225 with suitable modifications. Don't think IR has ever tested it beyond 184 though...
by Zynda
14 Aug 2019 12:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522388

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The CLW team has been hell bent on competing with ICF (Train-18/20) on semi-high speed prospects of IR. So far they have the following developmental projects going on or in commission stage: 1. Aerodynamic improvements to WAP-5 to make it suitable for 200 Kph operations 2. WAP-7HS (High Speed): To u...
by Zynda
13 Aug 2019 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291892

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

If IAF wants HAL to work like a efficient company, it should make timely payments. Only if payments are delayed due to some contractual issues then it would be HAL’s fault. Timely payments allow for circulation of money and materials and so IAF should try to be more responsive ( if HAL is telling t...
by Zynda
01 Aug 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 701703

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL had a working demo of automatic main rotor blades folding system at the recent AI 2019. Was pretty impressive and I was told that system fits & works even inside a hangar (can't think of the actual naval term for this :)) on the ship. HAL folks also said they are confident of the system work...
by Zynda
20 Jul 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154225

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Dileep saar...good going. Please continue to feed us with more stuff like the above.
by Zynda
17 Jul 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Strengthening IAF after Balakot: India set to acquire new Russian armaments In the wake of Balakot, and the Pakistani Air Force's attempts to hit targets in India, foiled by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and his colleagues, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has begun looking for new armaments for it...
by Zynda
13 Jul 2019 20:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 144609

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Not sure if this is the right thread...but first phase of Jayadeva Flyover demolition in Bengaluru will commence from Monday July 15. First phase involves demolition of ramp coming from Bannerghatta road towards Silk Board Junction. But BLR traffic police have given assurance that alternative routes...
by Zynda
01 Jul 2019 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^I think you mean 787 battery fires...
by Zynda
29 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522388

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indian Railways tracks by SAIL not fit for 160 kmph passengers trains operations: US university study By: Saurabh Kumar | Published: June 28, 2019 12:55:02 PM Even as the ministries of railways and steel are at loggerheads over the volume and quality of rails being supplied by SAIL — the issue is n...
by Zynda
25 Jun 2019 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232458

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Per some Tweets, Pakis have evaluated T-90MS and it is their preferred choice. The Chinese & Ukrainian tanks are not longer under consideration apparently. Not sure about the numbers, if TSP can actually afford them or will Ruskis actually end up selling it to them. May be perhaps they will acqu...
by Zynda
22 Jun 2019 09:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 74910

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

The bill that is about to change your driving habits forever The way India drives may be finally set to change. Reports have revealed that the Road Transport and Highways ministry is likely to approve the changes proposed in the Motor Vehicles Bill at its next meeting. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment...
by Zynda
15 Jun 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700968

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

Rafael has unveiled a new pod where they combined SAR + IIR EO in the same unit and it supposedly works together in providing the pilot with recon+targeting capabilities. They even made a superb animated video of an unmarked Su-30 carrying the pod in overcast condition and providing stand-off target...
by Zynda
14 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tsarkar, thanks for clarifying the status of R-77 variants...Russians made it seem like its operational. Anyways, Astra & SDFR are the future...
by Zynda
13 Jun 2019 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So it seems like we are ordering the same R-77 (not even R-77-SD which RuAF uses) or is it DDM @ work? Any ideas why IAF is not considering SD variant?
by Zynda
12 Jun 2019 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Now Shiv Aroor on Livefist twitter feed is also saying that today's HSTDV test was not a success.

No, India's first test of a hypersonic air vehicle was not a success -- but flight testing an advanced capability system is fraught with risk. Our full report on gains, scenarios and what comes next
by Zynda
12 Jun 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vishu Som is reporting that HSTDV did not manage to light up after separation from Agni-1 and the outcomes of the test were not as expected.
by Zynda
05 Jun 2019 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

And Germany for Mech/Aero students...
by Zynda
05 Jun 2019 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

But the above has had little effect on people likely avoiding to go to US. A lot of people are still eager to end up in the land of milk & honey with confidence that "things will work out"...
by Zynda
30 May 2019 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^It is intentional...the changes mentioned are being carried out not because there is anything wrong with Nirbhay (AFAIK)...can't say anything more than this here.
by Zynda
30 May 2019 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Do we need to go to Russia for the above to happen? Doesn't Derby need to speak with Bars to exploit the missile's capability as much as possible? Or do we have the necessary Bars source codes for the above to happen?
by Zynda
21 May 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3741
Views: 497677

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

IR you are correct...engine is not PTAE variant...much smaller like you have mentioned. Heard it is not Indian though...will try to dig up some more info if possible.
by Zynda
20 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3741
Views: 497677

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

Probably a variant of PTAE-7...for Abhyas.
by Zynda
19 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509910

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NDA getting around 290 in most polls means that there is a good possibility of BJP not attaining majority by itself...
by Zynda
16 May 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

After Big S-400 Deal, Russia ‘Wins’ Indian Army VSHORADS Missile Contest Posting excerpts Army sources say while all three systems have had performance or technical compliance niggles since field evaluations began in 2012, the Russian Igla-S had the most significant issues: firing was deemed not su...
by Zynda
13 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509910

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Pro-BJP based psephologists are predicting that BJP will deliver a shocking (+ve way) result from UP. Libtards are projecting dismal performance for BJP from UP. Whom to believe? Guess we have to wait till 23rd...
by Zynda
13 May 2019 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5555
Views: 486712

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

A National Disappointment: What Went Wrong With the Sukhoi Superjet 100 On the night of May 5, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot took off from Moscow heading for Murmansk, only to return to the airport about 30 minutes later, where it made a hard emergency landing...
by Zynda
13 May 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Rohit saar, Some of the links about Shilka upgrade if you haven't found yourself yet. None of them go in to very detail I am afraid. For that have to probably hunt for a BEL article onlee... https://www.army-technology.com/news/newsindian-army-receives-first-upgraded-schilka-air-defence-system-from-...
by Zynda
13 May 2019 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509910

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I think his strategy has worked beautifully as expected. Libtards over at SM & probably to a certain extent at MSM are busy and/or arguing trying to prove his radar & cell phone statements wrong...After a long time, I feel like BJP is setting the agenda and others are busy chasing the storie...
by Zynda
12 May 2019 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509910

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

How come ECI are so silent on reports of malpractices, violence on all poll phases emerging from WB? Are they OK with people being denied their chance to participate in the democracy?

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